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First Lady vacation in Spain put her under fire  Let's not discuss her luxurious trips at this time, what I would like to know:  Would you leave your hubby at home on his birthday even if he is celebrating with Oprah and go on vacation with your daughter?




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      Yana Berlin wrote Aug 6, 2010
    • Am I old fashion or is this crazy?

      Our family makes it a point to always be there for each other’s birthday. I don’t know if I could vacation and have a good time while missing my hubby’s birthday.




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      Cheekymonkey wrote Aug 6, 2010
    • heart I agree with Annie 123,and being old fashion on important issues keep our children seeing good morals and family ties.
      I wonder what her daughter thought not being with her father on his birthday. I think that was selfish no matter what her reasons were.




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      Suzann wrote Aug 6, 2010
    • On the other hand, the family is not a typical American family anymore - they have time crunches and pressures on each of them that we can’t even imagine (I would imagineworried ). I think they are doing the best they can, given the stress each of them must be under. We need to give them some leeway. The family’s very first priority right now is to us, the people, and until they become private citizens again they are sacrificing much of their own personal lives. I know it doesn’t always look that way - but I believe we need to give each of them the benefit of the doubt and cut them some slack.




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      Angelcart wrote Aug 6, 2010
    • Sure.  IMO, it’s not like they have only been together a few years.  Besides, she has one daughter with her and the other is away in camp right?  I honestly don’t follow what she does.




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      Angelcart wrote Aug 6, 2010
    • Also, it’s not like the guy has a regular 9-5 job.  Sooo.....I personally don’t see the harm.




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      Cathie Beck wrote Aug 6, 2010
    • I’m with Suzann on this. We‘re talking about the president and first lady, not the neighbors down the block. ;oD  

      Cathie




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      Momofthreeprincess wrote Aug 6, 2010
    • True he doesn’t have a regular 9-5 job but wouldn’t you think that you would want to spend as much time with him as you can?  For me its about supporting him, and with a job like his I would want to support him as much as I could.




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      Tamra wrote Aug 6, 2010
    • I think it’s important for the first family to set a good example as a strong family.  Being together on birthdays says that they value being a family unit together to celebrate and honor one another.

      What difference does it make?  Well, not much really.  But it doesn’t help their already failing image for future elections.

      Besides, if they have large sums of money to travel, why not go after leaving the White House?  Then the cost to the American taxpayers would be significantly less.  Just a thought.




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      Mztracy wrote Aug 6, 2010
    • Well this is the first First Family that really looks like they are in love. Their actions are never stiff or false!!

      I love how everyone is so judgmental regarding them.  

      They are a nice family that never comes across as FALSE!  

      Honestly, do not think they care what we think anyways!! rofl

      Like other admins never took vacations!! Bush was the king of vacations!! Look it up, one of his records as president!!  

      GEESH!!




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      Kmarie wrote Aug 7, 2010
    • I also agree with Suzann, mztracy, and kshannon. We are judging with out knowing why he did not go. One of there duaghters are not there also. In my Mother’s family we celebrated Birthday, but in a friend’s family they never do. We live in a country of differences which we should value. Some people place a lot of importance on birthdays and others do not




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      Yana Berlin wrote Aug 7, 2010
    • Thank you Annie! estatic




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      Mztracy wrote Aug 7, 2010
    • Nothing they ever do will be right.
      It’s easy to pick people apart and find fault in all they do when you have different opinions then they do.

      If they sneeze without covering their mouth, I’m sure people will find fault in that as well.  

      My husband works a 50-60 hour work week with a 3 hour drive [1.5 each way] on top of that. He misses out on many things as he can’t just take time off whenever he wants. And he also takes care of me and does it all around the house.  

      Maybe they will celebrate his birthday at a different time. Many families do that. We have to for most birthdays.

      Bottom line who cares, it’s all just nit-picking news!!




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      Mztracy wrote Aug 7, 2010
    • I do agree with you on that one Annie.heart

      I think it’s the lil nit-pics that annoy me. To me, this is not news, as this kind of ‘news’ does not have any adverse affect on me, it’s just gossip.




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      Yana Berlin wrote Aug 7, 2010
    • What news Tracy?

      The question was:

      “Would you leave your hubby at home on his birthday even if he is celebrating with Oprah and go on vacation with your daughter??




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      Mztracy wrote Aug 7, 2010
    • You‘re right Yana. Not news, gossip.

      To me, it just seemed like a news item with some of the answers.




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      Cheekymonkey wrote Aug 8, 2010
    • If a mother / daughter trip was what it was if should have been planned around her being there for her husbands birthday.go before go after but be there on the birthday. If it’s not an emergency you as a family should celebrate birthdays together. Even if it’s just dinner and have party later. Family values are slipping and they need to be put back so start with the no brainers!
      I would like to add just one comment about it not costing us anything, we the taxpayers might not pay for her personal expences but we sure as heck paid for the fuel to get them there, the secret service people, their food and bed ect. ...so don’t say it doesn’t cost us anything when the first family goes on vacation (and it doesn’t matter WHO the family us at the time I’m talking about expenses to us )
      But to the original question I believe family should be there on birthdays, holidays ect not on vacations separately no matter what family we are talking about




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