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Obamas Fly Dog On Separate Jet To Maine

How the other half live, from Waterville Maine’s Morning Sentinel:

White House wanderers tour Acadia

By Rebekah Metzlerrmetzler
July 17, 2010

BAR HARBOR — Julia Freifeld, of Raleigh, N.C., was absolutely certain she knew where the Obamas would make a stop during their weekend getaway on Mount Desert Island.

She staked out Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium on Main Street in Bar Harbor.

"They are going to bring their daughters here," she said Friday afternoon.

Walking down the streets of the popular tourist town, everyone knew where the president, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia, 12, and Sasha, 9, would be going — or thought they did, anyway.

As it turns out, the first family was just down the street, having ice cream at Mount Desert Ice Cream, according to the White House pool report.

Freifeld, her husband, Mark, and his brother, Richard, were staying on the island through the weekend, the couple’s second trip to Maine.

"It’s charming, scenic and beautiful," Julia Freifeld said of why they chose to revisit the popular vacation spot.

Earlier Friday, the Obamas were greeted by Gov. John Baldacci and U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-2nd District, when they arrived in Trenton about 12:25 p.m.

The president was the first to walk onto the tarmac, dressed casually in a pale blue Oxford shirt and khakis. A few minutes later, the first lady, dressed in black capris, a tank-top and sandals, walked onto the runway. Shortly afterward, Malia and Sasha joined their parents.

Baldacci and his wife, Karen, presented the family with gift bags full of Maine-made goodies, including baskets made by the Passamaquoddy Tribe, popcorn from Little Lad’s Bakery in East Corinth, iconic L.L. Bean bags, University of Maine ice hockey hats, and an assortment of other Maine foods and books.

Karen Baldacci said the bags for Malia and Sasha contained one loon toy and one chickadee toy that sound their natural calls.

Arriving in a small jet before the Obamas was the first dog, Bo, a Portuguese water dog given as a present by the late U.S. Sen Ted Kennedy, D-Mass.; and the president’s personal aide Reggie Love, who chatted with Baldacci.

"We’re ready. We’re going to do it all," Love said with a big smile.

A separate jet for their dog? Have they no concern for the carbon paw prints?

Air traffic at the small Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton was shut down for the presidential arrival. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter patrolled the air in anticipation of the first family’s touchdown, and a pair of local fire and rescue trucks stood ready on an otherwise empty tarmac at the private air hangar.

The Obamas then traveled onto Mount Desert Island in a motorcade of at least 16 vehicles. It was led by two Maine State Police cruisers and included five black Chevrolet Suburbans.

The early-morning fog quickly burned off, and the sky was bright blue for the arrival of Air Force One, which in this case was a G3 Gulf Stream.

Technically, Air Force One is whatever aircraft the president is traveling on. It usually is a 747, but a plane of that size would be too large for the Trenton airport runway to accommodate.

Dozens of members of local and national news media were on the tarmac to capture the Obamas’ arrival in Maine.

Within 40 minutes of arriving on the island, even before making a stop at their hotel — the Bar Harbor Regency on Route 3 — the first family went bicycling for more than an hour around Witch Hole Pond in Acadia National Park.

They proceeded straight up Cadillac Mountain, which at 1,532 feet is the highest point on the Eastern Seaboard.

At the summit, the Obamas were given a personal tour by Acadia Superintendent Sheridan Steele, and they chatted with several families who happened to be touring the mountain at the time.

The first family then took a leisurely stroll along a lower pathway offering stunning views of Frenchman’s Bay. Walking by themselves as spectators and the news media watched from a distance, Barack and Michelle Obama held hands for a spell as they strolled along the path, with Sasha and Malia trailing closely behind.

Continuing their aggressive agenda, the Obamas checked into their hotel around 4 p.m. and, about an hour later, boarded a National Park Service boat at the hotel pier for a brief tour of the harbor.

Surrounded and trailed by five smaller, faster Coast Guard boats as well as other crafts, the president cruised around Bar Island and Sheep Porcupine Island but turned around to head back into downtown Bar Harbor as a thick fog began to roll in.

The presence of the presidential motorcade downtown and the approach of the small fleet surrounding Obama’s boat drew a large crowd to the piers, many of whom greeted him with cheers.

With one arm around his eldest daughter, Malia, the president waved to the crowd.

The family then dined at Stewman’s, a downtown restaurant, while onlookers clogged the sidewalks.

Never mind that Mr. and Mrs. Obama has been telling the rest of us to vacation on the Gulf Of Mexico. They have always been past masters of ‘do as I say, not as I do’ politics.

By the way, the Obamas have already announced that they are going to vacation next month on Martha’s Vineyard.

Oh, well, the rest of us can enjoy such luxury vicariously, thanks to our sycophantic media.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Saturday, July 17th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

25 Responses to “Obamas Fly Dog On Separate Jet To Maine”

  1. arb

    “Arriving in a small jet before the Obamas was the first dog, Bo…”

    Please remind me. Would Bo be third or fourth in the United States presidential line of succession?

    • hushpuppy

      The reason they don’t travel with the dog is, again, due to his being Muslim. Muslims see dogs as unclean, vile, worthy of death so they don’t want to ‘defile’ Airforce One by bringing Bo aboard.

  2. Liberals Demise

    “A separate jet for their dog? Have they no concern for the carbon paw prints?”

    That’s funny, Steve!
    I’m sure they didn’t want to give the dog fleas.

  3. Rusty Shackleford

    The abuse of tax dollars is truly staggering. Livin’ large an’ “all up in it” is sooooo cool. And, the unspoken truth about it and why the black population doesn’t argue is because they see it as “stickin’ it to the man”. “Why shouldn’t they take advantage of every luxury….after all, ‘they’ been stealin’ from us for generations” or so the LSM would have you believe.

    This argument used to come to me while I was active duty military. When confronted by a black man of equal rank who just couldn’t let it go, I would say, “Looks to me you are the same rank that I am. Seems to me that you and I are on equal footing…and…didn’t you tell me you came in the same time I did, but…you got promoted before me, didn’t you? I’m afraid I fail to see the ‘inequality’ here.” And that would get them into such a rage. Yes, many times they, the black fellow members of the military would get their knickers in a knot over it. Many times I went to “social actions” and plainly, bluntly explained my position on that. There was never anything they could do to me. Nothing.

    Equal is equal. My rights and privileges in the military were the same as anyone of my rank. I never tried to prevent anyone from enjoying their position but neither did I kiss their ass to accommodate them because they were black, other races or female; That is, not any more or less than the fact they were fellow human-beings and had the right to be treated decently and politely.

    And, often, black females were the absolutely most spring-loaded looking for “discrimination”. And, as was common knowledge at the time, black female commanders were the absolutely most cruel and vicious when it came to punishing white males. You could look it up. Often, what had to be done was that commander given a base-of-choice assignment and gotten OFF the current assignment ASAP. They abused their power quite regularly….to the point of instigating mutiny. I looked upon it as some sort of strange defense mechanism. Covering for their own feelings of inadequacy which they were taught somehow to let control their emotions and ability to reason.

    Not sure if it’s that way now. But one thing is for sure, the first “couple” is enjoying the theft of US money more than any couple in white house history. A thumb in the eye of the American people who they hate. And even if they can’t particularly stand Maine, they will be shown all smiles and living it up. This is intended to annoy the conservatives.

    But, the overreach is still in the early stages. They aren’t even half-started yet. Once they see something they really can’t live without…it’s on. And they will show their real, true selves completely and utterly. Even many on the left will gasp at their behavior.

    Remember the Clinton’s pornographic Christmas tree in the white house? That was nothing. Wait’ll the Ugh-bamas get something rolling. Something specifically designed and intended to aggravate the right. Trouble-makers is what they are. And that’s how they should be treated.

    • hushpuppy

      Limbaugh made an interesting comment along the same lines re: “inequality” earlier this week. The gist of it was back when the EEOC was going to make sure blacks were ‘equal’ by insisting upon quota hirings. Limbaugh had asked one black fellow when enough was enough and stop with the special treatments, advancements, etc…. the answer was ‘never’. Never enough advancements, never enough special treatments.

      If you have some of Gen. Chuck Yeager’s books, you can read about all the shit he went through when the word came down from On High to promote a particular black fellow who was clearly in over his head. Despite more hours, more one on one training, more time, aggravation and BS, Yeager made it clear this fellow was all wrong for promotion. And it really hit the fan…

      BS. It’s all BS.

      As for the ‘first couple’ – he’s just another African dictator. Literally.

    • wardmama4

      Talk about justice, fairness and equality Imagine if Bush had flown Miss Beasley on a separate jet – There would not be time enough, tv/radio bandwidth enough, paper enough nor jails enough to hold the rage, the indignation and the rightful protest against such a stupid, petty act and waste of taxpayer money.

      I have to reply as I did a couple of days ago: -‘A long time ago when I was being educated in high school – I was introduced to a book by Hermann Hesse – can’t remember the title nor certainly what the book was about – however one line stuck with me (I even highlighted it, back in the day when I highlighted nothing else) – You do not hate what is not a part of you, if it is not a part of you, it does not affect you. ‘- Which behooves me to ask – What is part of Obama (himself, his history) that he hates so much that he acts like a petty, vengeful adolescent intent on ‘punishing’ the ones, he perceives, have hurt him. I have to say this – Sorry Obama, I was not there, I did not do a damn thing to you or anyone like you ever – I’ve never had that power. So exactly why are you punishing me for simply working hard and trying to make a decent life for me and mine?

      The behavior of the President (and all those who enable and fail to stop it) shows the extreme contempt and anger this man has toward the American way of life – which kind of astounds me for two reasons:
      1) the man is half white and indeed raised his entire life by his white relatives – it was his black father that abandoned him (Yes I’ve done enough psychology, sociology and parenting classes to know that the abused, always stands by the abuser until they admit those damages and let go of those demons) – so it is indeed a double pathology in Obama that he hates the race who raised him (and by extension all white people) and he hates half of himself – that, people is indeed a very dangerous pathology to exist in a sitting President – most especially one given a pass by Congress, the Supreme Court and the media.
      and
      2) the man is half black but rather African black not descendant of ‘slave’ black – and I have read that the ancestors of Ann did possibly own slaves. Thus we have another pathology going on here – the blacks looking to get even/back at white slave owners (which is so pathological in it’s own stead, as none of them were slaves nor none of us ‘whites’ slave owners) – to be lead by a non-authentic (to use Sharptons words) black – implies that a ‘slave’ black isn’t capable of doing the work. And I won’t even go into the fact that Obama’s black father wasn’t even a US citizen nor even attempting to be – which raises, of course, the eligibility of Obama to even be a Presidential candidate much less the POTUS – even that should diminish his ‘credibility” in this entire issue. And increases his pathology. [Am I the only one to see the implications of bringing in a ‘black’ ringer to fight the good fight on civil rights – that in reality had been won ages ago? Of course it does seem that to the ‘Obama stash’ people – reality does not register at all] Does no one else see that Obama is going to hurt the ‘black’/race more than any neanderthal, close minded, backward, Christian republican ever could?

      Politics is a pendulum – for every extreme swing left (thanks to physics for this one) there will be an extreme swing right. Thus always the best would be down the middle – what used to be called – bi-partisan political decision making.

      And finally – When are We The People going to react – really truly Take Back America? It must be stopped now – before this Manchurian Candidate becomes the next petty dictator – before he completely destroys the American Way of life, before he ends America as We know and love it.

    • proreason

      The country has moved to the other side of the tracks.

      USA – United Shantytown of America

    • Liberals Demise

      USA – United Shakedown of America

  4. Steve

    PLEASE NOTE: I don’t know if it is the summer heat or just the general (and understandable) frustration. But there seems to be a trend towards more vulgar posts in recent days.

    Please do not post any comments that would offend your sainted mother or pre-teen daughter.

    • BannedbytheTaliban

      I think the news is more outrageous and unbearable then people can tolerate. No appropriate response will do justice to the indignation and condemnation many of us are feeling toward this administration and the criminals who are destroying this once great country.

      But thanks for fighting the good fight SG. We are all greatful that you help give us a voice.

    • U NO HOO

      Steve, I suppose you are correct. But my mother is dead and my daughters are around forty years old and they have to watch their mouths around me.

      That being said, Obama makes me want to vomit. He is an evil man.

      If only a thinking Obama would read your wonderful site.

    • proreason

      Friends, don’t punish yourselves. It was ole pro who was taken to the woodshed.

      My only excuse is that Charles Krauthammer’s piece Friday has elevated my despair to new heights.

      I advise you not to read it or you too may feel compelled to use more color than our generally tolerant host can bear.

  5. ThreeBus

    “The reason they don’t travel with the dog is, again, due to his being Muslim. Muslims see dogs as unclean, vile, worthy of death so they don’t want to ‘defile’ Airforce One by bringing Bo aboard”.-Hushpuppy

    ———————————–

    This makes the most sense. AGREED!

  6. U NO HOO

    “With one arm around his eldest daughter, Malia,”

    “Eldest” implies three daughters, you don’t suppose there is a woman somewhere who was punished with a baby, other than Michelle Robinson Obama?

  7. 64dodger

    I wonder if they used a third jet to carry the dogs poop?

  8. hushpuppy

    Steve-BannedbytheTaliban and U NO HOO summed up both sides of the ‘coin’ that I’m feeling. As for my mother? She’s used the s*** word, my Dad passed away a few years ago but he was known to use the odd cuss word upon rare occasion, I don’t have a daughter and my son is 38. He does swear a lot. Way too much. Makes my ears hurt…

    From now on, I’ll stick to words that can be found in the King James Bible. (no sarcasm).

    *sigh* I miss my country. I don’t recognize it anymore. This is not the country I grew up in. Limbaugh said that it would take at least 25 years to repair the damage Obama inflicted in 18 months. An entire generation!

  9. U NO HOO

    All the pundits analyze Obama as if we were living in the pre-9/11 and pre-Obama world. The enemy is/are terrorists, wherever they live or were born.

    Obama doesn’t care. He is, choose as many as you feel are appropriate, Marxist, socialist, anti-American, communist, a black liberation theologist, Leninist, Stalinist, Hitlerite, Hitlerlite, anti Christ, Manchurian candidate, statist, one world orderer, elitist, power to the peopler, Pol Pot, Mao, Attila the Hun, Hagar the Horrible, Whatever, smart or stupid or ignorant Obama wants to spread the wealth and transform the country, that’s all. Thanks to those who gave the Republican Party McCain we have Obama.

    Stupid is as stupid does.

    I’m on the way out and I vote Libertarian so don’t blame me, tah, tah for now. They say a Libertarian can’t win, well see what happens when the Libertarians lose.

  10. canary

    Maybe they were worried Obama would eat their dog, Bo, like he hate dog meat in Indonesia.

    I thought people who vacationed with dogs, because they didn’t want to be separated from their pet. So, go figure. Maybe they are going to breed it, and hope they show that income of their taxes.

    According to Michelle’s speech last week, Americans don’t have a right for desert.
    But, the Obama have the right, & right to make Americans pay for their fancy deserts of ice-cream & chocolate. Shame on them.

    What get’s me is the ice-cream, chocolate & candy goody bags they eat, while telling American families that desert is not a right in America, yet Americans pay for their junk food.

  11. ptat

    I, too, grow weary of the daily dismantling of our precious country, every day a new assault and affront. November may not be enough:there must be something we, the American people, can do NOW!

    • Liberals Demise

      Yeah………pray!!

    • preparing4theworst

      I would be willing to bet that most states have a constitutional mechanism for the early removal of unsuitable elected non-servants of the people….so try this for a concept: do not wait for an election cycle, get the non-responsive representatives gone ASAP in a recall, then replace them in such a way that you get a majority shift so the speaker of the house is NOT a liberal then impeach both Obama and then Biden BEFORE a new liberal can be sworn in and the next in line will not be a liberal, agenda driven party hack, but the speaker of the house…..HMMMMMMMM

  12. U NO HOO

    I don’t care who paid, it is a sick mind that takes a pet on vacation.

    PS, flame away.

    PPS, ever see National Lampoon Summer Vacation w clark griswold and the dog tied to the bumper? Just asking.

  13. BigOil

    The newspaper has added a ‘clarification’ to their story. They are saying the airport was too small to accommodate Air Force 1 – so the First Family’s posse required two smaller jets. Apparently the dogs jet was just needed to carry other staffers. Sure it was.

    It does not, however, specify if those staffers are the dog’s assistants. Since Michele has an army of assistants, I suspect the dog has at least a groomer, a walker, and a scooper.

    • hushpuppy

      It’s all on We The People’s dime so they don’t care how much waste, expense and carbon paw prints (love that line!) they have.

      Someone once said (don’t remember who) to ‘follow the money': so look at all the politically correct lefty libs like John Kerry (who votes for things before he votes against them), any of the Hollyweird famous faces like Hanoi Jane and watch how they preach to us little nobodies to ‘save the planet’, and don’t buy ‘gas guzzling SUVs’ and the rest of the manure they liike to shovel. But look what they do: buy planes (John Travolta has 8), take trips all over the globe (like Angelina Jolie – btw – is anyone else sick and tired of her?) and oh yeah – they all own several SUVs.

      I guess they want for us the Great Unwashed to keep the planet all nice and clean for them because they’re they Beautiful People and they’re entitled to it as opposed to the rest of us who have to actually work for a living instead of playing Let’s Pretend.


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