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Michelle & Barack Obama Chug Through Ireland

5/23/2011 2:00 PM PDT BY Johnny Lopez

First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama engaged in some high priority business while in Ireland on Monday ... downing pints of Guinness at a pub.

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The Prez visited the Irish town of Moneygall -- the home of his great-great-great grandfather. 

After leading the bar in a toast ... the president plunked down some cash and told the bar tender, "I just want you to know that the President pays his bar tab ... that's how we do things."

Hopefully, he left a good tip.

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106.

NAIO    

HERMAN CAIN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012 !!!!!!

1196 days ago
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AgentBlonde    

He looks like he wants to smoke a cigarette right away.

1196 days ago
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Wilson1234    

I hear a lot of complaints about the fact that the President picked up the tab. What do think the cost was? People are acting like he spent like $1,000 in there. I bet if he would have walked out of the pub without paying, he would've been criticized for being cheap right?

1196 days ago
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Jillian    

This piece of crap President is the joke of the world.

Obama and his wife are like 2 kids in a candy shop taking advantage of everything they can while in office.

And yes you liberals: I'M AN OBAMA HATER AND PROUD OF IT.

1196 days ago
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IamBobo    

@Wilson1234.........The internet is your friend. From Politifact

The costs of the trips -- borne by taxpayers -- are difficult to measure, but they're expensive. When (the president) uses the familiar blue-and-white reconfigured 747 as Air Force One, it costs $100,219 an hour to operate, according to the Air Force. And that's just HIS plane.

There also are cargo planes, used to fly in armored limousines, helicopters, staff and other equipment, as well as the Secret Service. A single Air Force C-17 cargo jet, for example, costs $6,960... an hour, according to the Congressional Research Service.

A total of 77 other aircraft were used on one multi-country trip to Asia by former President Bill Clinton in 2000, according to the Air Force Times, including 14 C-17 Globemasters, 12 C-5 Galaxys, three C-141 Starlifters and two C-130 Hercules. ABC News at the time estimated the cost of that entire trip at $50 million.

An Air Force Times story on March 27, 2000, said Clinton's trip to India and Pakistan "may be the most expensive such mission ever carried out by the Air Force." The reporters said the operation required hundreds of aircraft missions. They tagged the cost of the 5-day trip at $50 million as well. That comes to $10 million per day.

1196 days ago
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Macee98    

Mrs. Obama looks like she has a popcorn kernal stuck in her teeth...

1196 days ago
112.

Sammie    

Funny how he's only 'white' when it gets him something.

1196 days ago
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Mr. Conkle    

Nobody cares about OBAMA. Youtube (Fall of teh Republic) See who is really running America! OR Arron Russo!

1196 days ago
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Wilson1234    

IamBoBo???

The internet is my friend, and so is Politifact. What i said is he didn't spend $1,000 in the bar. Obama isn't the only President that has traveled abroad, and he didn't just go for drinking he went to meat with Ireland's leaders. That costs more than $1,000 obviously!!! All that information you thought i needed to read irrelevant to my comment.

1196 days ago
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Mr. Conkle    

Shoot! Obama is siding with the white man! O SHI*

1196 days ago
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debschira     

@iambobo 28 mins ago, thanks for calling me hun! i wasnt yelling i have Glaucoma and the Caps help me see what im typing easier. sorry

1196 days ago
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Mr. Conkle    

OBAMA'S LOVER!!! YOUTUBE LARRY SINCLAIR!!!!!

1196 days ago
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debschira     

@iambobo hey i forgot to say thank you for being in ala. helping out, you are a true American!!!

1196 days ago
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Jillian    

@ Love My Fans You are 100% right about Obama. He's a disaster in every way!

1196 days ago
120.

Koru    

while he's having influence on the world stage, doing important things, working hard to make a real difference, I'm on the tmz web site cutting and pasting until my parents say it's time for bed.

1196 days ago
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