1. SADIE says

    File under: Do as I say not as I do.

    -edited snip-

    Michael Moore and his wife, will end their marriage of 22 years this week in a courthouse in northern Michigan. It’s there where the couple shared a 10,000-square-foot home on Torch Lake, an affluent tourist community worlds removed from his Flint hometown. The house, as well as eight other residences.

    -unedited snap-

    Man shall not live by bread alone, but with bricks and butter – a lot of each! :)

  2. Matt_SE says

    California is obviously in a drought. Somehow, I doubt the Obama compound will be subject to the same water conservation measures as the rest of the state.
    Just another reward for a decade of selfless public service, no doubt.

  3. says

    When I saw this and the rest of Iowahawk’s tweets (h/t Twitchy), the first thing I thought of is Why Palm Springs?

    As far as I know, Palm Springs is a mostly white retirement and gay community, inhabited by the Upper Middle Class. Well, except for the help.

    Palm Springs is definitely NOT the first community I think of for a family with teen-agers.

    Furthermore, the Obamas have no link to Palm Springs–no family, no friends, no history. I could understand if they returned to Chicago where they still have a home. I could understand Hawaii where Obama grew up. But… Palm Springs?

    And why buy the house now? He has two years left in office.

    ‘Tis a mystery. There is more to this story than has been publicly revealed.

    • Libby says

      I wouldn’t be surprised in Barack and Michelle live in separate homes like the Clintons did after leaving the White House. Despite their public proclamations of love, they appear to be living fairly separate lives already.

      Maybe this CA house is for him so that he can be close to great golfing as well as the celebrities & tech companies that so adore him. Who knows, maybe he’ll go the Al Gore route and sit on a lot of boards of directors, and sign on to various tech & green start-ups (he certainly knows how crony capitalism works).

      • says


        I’m not sure how many tech & green start-ups are located in Palm Springs, but it wouldn’t surprise me if Mr. & Mrs. O lived in separate houses post-White House. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if Mrs. O, like Mrs. C,, ran for public office. If she does, my guess is that she would run in Chicago (or the state of IL). The political machinery is already set up and I wouldn’t be surprised if they still have positive polling.

  4. Charles Martel says

    Palm Springs is at the base of Mt. San JacInto, one of the highest, most dramatic base-to-summit rises in the Lower 48. You can reach the top, which is a wilderness state park, by taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, one of greatest thrill rides you can find outside of an Ohio theme park or a New York City cab ride with an Arab at the wheel.

    Here’s what I think Nancy Boy is planning: One day, he will rise early (which would be around 10 a.m. for him) and take the tramway. He will last be seen disappearing into the clouds atop Mt. San Jacinto and will not be seen for 40 days. At the end of that span, just when most of the world has heaved a sigh of relief and is thinking, “Hope that sonuvabitch is now bear crap,” he will reappear, bearing two stone tablets inscribed with Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments for Progressives. (An ecstatically sobbing Valerie Jarrett will later swear to Jon Leibowitz that she saw a halo over Obama’s head.)

    Thus will Palm Springs go down in history as something much more than a prodigious waster of water and playpen for overprivileged gays. (Not that Obama wouldn’t answer to both descriptions.)

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