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On the day in which the Ukraine civil war claims the most casualties yet, and when an Al Qaeda spin off, too extreme even for its "conservative" roots is preparing to unleash a caliphate smack in the middle of Syria and Iraq forcing the Pentagon to admit it has dispatched an aircraft carrier in advance of further escalations, it is only logical that the U.S. president, in sequence of events, is...



According to Nexis public records, the 11,000-square-foot hilltop home sits on 8 acres and is under Costos' name. The couple now call Madrid their home base, though Smith's interior design business is based out of Los Angeles.


The estate, named Ichpa Mayapan — the Mayan term for "exclusive estate" — was designed in 1970 by modernist and local architect Howard Lapham, who also is responsible for many other homes in the Thunderbird Heights area. The Mayan-themed house, at one time known as the Cook House, was originally built for socialite-sp­ortswoman Maxine Cook and formerly owned by Stan Jolley, a TV producer-director and one of the original Disneyland designers.


The estate is one of Lapham's largest residential projects boasting three bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, an eight-car garage, tennis court, helipad, mini horse corral, clubhouse, game room and a two-bedroom, two-bathroom guest house.


Prior to his diplomatic appointment, Costos was the vice president for Home Box Office responsible for HBO's global licensing, retail and marketing division created to expand the company's domestic and international interests. Costos also held fashion and retail executive positions in New York, including vice president titles at Tod's and Hermès.


Costos' diplomatic appointment came in the wake of significant financial support for Obama's re-election. Around the same time, Obama also appointed John Emerson, former president of Capital Group Private Client Services and chairman of Music Center of Los Angeles, as ambassador to Germany; and Rufus Gifford, former producer and California fundraising consultant and financial director of the president's re-election campaign, as ambassador to Denmark. The appointments were widely cited as reminiscent of former president Ronald Reagan's tradition of appointing big donors to foreign posts.


Costos and Smith are credited with raising at least $500,000 for Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. In June 2011, the couple hosted the first lady at their Los Angeles home for a fundraiser that would lend a hand to the campaign. Prior to the fundraiser in 2009, Michelle Obama selected Smith to redecorate the residential quarters of the White House. He would be asked to redecorate the Oval Office the following year.

Behold Ichpa Mayapan:

Aerial view:


Some have speculated that the Obamas will pay a social call to the couple at their home in the Thunderbird Heights neighborhood in Rancho Mirage. Others are speculating that the Obamas may be looking to purchase a home in the area, possibly the Costos-Smith home, although real estate sources have said the residence is not for sale.

In brief: the world may be burning, so the Obamas go house hunting. Who says the second housing bubble has burst?


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Sat, 06/14/2014 - 18:34 | 4857425 IndicaTive
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Useless idiot.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 18:44 | 4857440 mjcOH1
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Are there no golf courses in the Kenyan's beloved adopted city of Chicago where they could encamp at taxpayer expense?

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:09 | 4857486 y3maxx
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...Raised $500 K for 2012 re election....Return flight costs...Washington/Palm Springs...$10 million charged to Tax payers.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:11 | 4857490 kaiserhoff
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On the bright side,

  they had to use the service entrance;)

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:15 | 4857500 Stackers
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thats a pretty fugly house. Looks like my dentist's office. You would think they could afford a pool boy too.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:25 | 4857519 jbvtme
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8' ceilings? peasantville

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:29 | 4857526 Yes We Can. But...
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I think Obama could be very happy in Palm Springs - lots of easy golf courses that can make any hack feel like a winner, a large, active gay community, and lots of places to stop for an ice cream cone.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:28 | 4857627 economics9698
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That dumb ass is going to end up like Mussolini.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:44 | 4857655 Rootin' for Putin
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We can only hope.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:46 | 4857769 dumbStruck
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Strange fruit

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:22 | 4857727 sylviasays
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For the sake of "fairness" and diversity, maybe we can house some of the illegal refuge children who are pouring over the U.S. border from Central and South America at some of the lavish estates like Ichpa Mayapan and other estates in the exclusive Thunderbird Heights area of Palm Springs?

Why not also ship some of those poor illegal Dream Act children off to live in the White House? 





Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:50 | 4857783 kaiserhoff
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Every loud mouthed Libtard should be required to adopt a hundred of them.

It's only "fair".

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 22:39 | 4857865 SuperRay
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Good spot to indulge in some radioactive seafood. Dig in Barry, maybe you'll mutate into someone with a backbone and a conscience

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 09:16 | 4858248 Vampyroteuthis ...
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I think Obama could be very happy in Palm Springs - gay community.....

There is the ticket!

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:42 | 4857648 Whoa Dammit
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The architect seems to have captured the "Abandoned Filling Station in the Hood" look rather well. Just add some graffiti , some plywood window treatments, and that house will be move-in ready!

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:51 | 4857672 knukles
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The statuary is wrong.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:00 | 4857682 nmewn
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Thats right!...where is the guy pointing Forward wearing the garish proletariat service station attendant attire with the big ass big red star on his cap?!

Somethings not quite right here ;-)

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:37 | 4857745 kaiserhoff
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How dare ya'll mock Commie Faggot Modern!

  You shall be reported to the all poof fairy editorial board of the Jew York Times...,

  AND in case you didn't notice, the cover the Commie Faggot Atlantic this month is all about


Which must mean Illinois and Indiana farm boys will finally be compensated for holding Cemetary Ridge at Gettysburg. 

Big fucking mistake, guys.  As soon as I perfect that time machine...

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:50 | 4857781 nmewn
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Reparations was always a cute little divide & conquer thingy.

Oprah (a gazzilionaire) would get the full 100% and poor ole Barry would get half of that...but it would keep central planning statists in "busy work" for longer than there were slaves here trying to come up with just the right formula.

Once they started deducting for "services rendered" through blood, treasure, benefits and "rescuing" though...the aggrieved forefathers of Boko Haram may not come out as far ahead as they thought of course.

Then they can start in on the Arabs & Euro's, which should be a real hoot ;-)

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:55 | 4857793 kaiserhoff
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Hey, I've got my tin cup ready, for a hundred years of pissing on German Americans..., not.

Who ever got ahead by declaring herself a VICTIM?

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 22:36 | 4857857 nmewn
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I can go in a bunch of directions, Dutch, Irish, Scot, German, Creek...I'm a mutt so my cup runneth

Yeah, no one ever got ahead on their own by "claiming to be" a victim for life, thats a suckers bet. And yes, one of mine was an indentured servant...bondage, a slave by any other name besides skin color.

Geneaology is pretty wild, one can go back and find one is related to royalty & slaves, I did ;-)

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 23:30 | 4857936 Miffed Microbio...
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Funny. On one side I'm a blue blood. Direct descendent from John Alden and Pricilla Mullins of the Mayflower (i.e. boring). The other side, poor Irish immigrants that got the tar beaten out of them and struggled to survive. I relate and look up to one side more than the other. I'm not a mutt, I've got Hybrid-Asshole-Vigor!


Sat, 06/14/2014 - 23:46 | 4857958 nmewn
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Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:47 | 4857768 Yes We Can. But...
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You called?

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:51 | 4857784 nmewn
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Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:42 | 4857759 kaiserhoff
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Where are the black jockey ceramics to hold the horses,

and separate the golf carts from the special ed, er... mouth breathers.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 21:35 | 4859840 neidermeyer
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Agreed that it's FUGLY ,, but it does have separation from the neighbors and the required parking and guest house for the secret service.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:42 | 4857543 booboo
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"President chokes to death on a chicken bone, Biden taken to Cedar Sinai for mental evaluation, congress wiped out in historic tornado, supremes commit mass suicide, free Cheetos for life"
My kingdom for a headline.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:20 | 4857603 macholatte
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My kingdom for a headline.


+10 LOL

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:01 | 4857684 nmewn
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Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:56 | 4857564 rubiconsolutions
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"Are there no golf courses in the Kenyan's beloved adopted city of Chicago...."

You can golf year around in Palm Springs,  a little warm in the summer. He'll be set. Plus Michelle can go to the Dinah Shore with all the other, um, womyn.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 15:34 | 4859016 OldPhart
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Spent the weekend in Palm Springs...oddly Pressed Zero must have been too busy dealing with the VA crisis, the Border Crisis, Freeing our Marine in a Mexican Jail, Assisting Iraq with the results of his personal failure, Reviewing Eric Holder's investigation of Fast and Furious, and making Obamacare everything it was promised to come by for a visit.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 18:36 | 4857427 stant
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Has side bungalow for reggie

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 18:39 | 4857431 Urban Redneck
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does it come with a separate bath house?

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:02 | 4857472 JLee2027
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Post of the day, lol.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:12 | 4857704 hairball48
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Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:10 | 4857489 Cheapie
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Be careful how you say Bungalow.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 22:23 | 4857836 rubiconsolutions
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Did you say bungalow or bunghole?

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:19 | 4857718 suteibu
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Actually, it's in the rear.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 18:37 | 4857429 Incubus
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redecorating the white house lol


holy fuck


words cannot even

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 18:45 | 4857441 disabledvet
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Looks like a desert that's fer sure.

Lotta heavy metal out that way. Is it near Fort Irwin?

That's where we met up with the Armored Divisions of Fort Hood.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:17 | 4857598 punishmentnotrevenge
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About an hour from 29 palms.  The Marine Corps garden spot! :(

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 23:14 | 4857913 Rusty Shorts
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Yup, right next to Giant Rock CA, which btw, the BLM recently annexed and now the USMC is running rough-shod over this amazing area...just down the road from Joshua Tree National Forest

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 15:35 | 4859019 OldPhart
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Fort Irwin's about 200 miles north.  Palms Springs isn't too far way from 29 Palms Marine Base.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 18:46 | 4857445 Winston Churchill
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The Lincoln bedroom is now the S & M suite ,pink ,and organdy   wallpaper.

The whole ensemble finished with zebra skin rugs.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:43 | 4857544 Everybodys All ...
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Bought in some post modern south side Chicago style graffiti.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:46 | 4857661 Rootin' for Putin
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Its gonna be a bitch for whoever moves in next to get the grape drank stains out of the carpets.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 07:55 | 4858184 Peanut Butter E...
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We can now call it Black House or Nigger House.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 18:41 | 4857434 EddieBurgerPie
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Outdated fugly house.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:11 | 4857493 puckles
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that was the ad used by the PRIOR owner (he listed himself as Realtor/Owner).  I'm sure the minor fugly has been removed.  What has replaced it, is anybody's guess...

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:37 | 4857539 cowdiddly
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viewed from the front lawn by the mudroom........eeewww


Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:22 | 4857608 macholatte
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viewed from the front lawn




Sat, 06/14/2014 - 18:43 | 4857436 RiskyBidness
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Just think.......over 40% of the people still like this asshole! 

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:06 | 4857481 mjcOH1
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Over 40% of the people voted for the guy who promised the bigger monthly check from Uncle Sugar.  

Why the surprise?

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:10 | 4857699 krispkritter
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 "They's ain't dead, they's just slow to vote!" 

40% of shit is still just shit.  The majority of 'voters' couldn't figure out which douchebag was the lesser of two evils so they just vote for evil. Nice job assholes.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 18:56 | 4857456 Atomizer
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Thank God that POS wasn’t out there when I stayed at Rancho Las Palmas. Talk about bringing down a neighborhood ghetto style. Did wookie make you stop by the Bentley dealership? Fucking cunts..

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 18:56 | 4857458 GrinandBearit
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Worst president in history.

Be gone already. 

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 18:58 | 4857461 HurricaneSeason
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Why is the pool green?


Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:12 | 4857496 mjcOH1
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You can pay the pool boy.

You can do the work yourself.

Or it can be green.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:21 | 4857605 foxmuldar
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As Slick Willy might have said about Obama, he could have been your pool boy. 

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:24 | 4857728 kaiserhoff
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Yaz, well said,

  but what Prezzie Poon Hound did say, and I quote,

  "a few years ago, he would have been carrying our bags."

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:46 | 4857660 flyingcaveman
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and the wife can be horny.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:13 | 4857497 puckles
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Old ad.  Done by prior owner, down on his heels--short sale.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:13 | 4857498 kaiserhoff
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Because pink would be too obvious?

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:47 | 4857665 Rootin' for Putin
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the filter got blocked with wookie hair

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:44 | 4857764 kaiserhoff
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OK, but "hair" carries connotations and assumptions.


Sat, 06/14/2014 - 18:59 | 4857465 Miffed Microbio...
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We have enough idiots in Cali already. Please go home and take Jerry Brown with you. Oh, and a few million others that have turned this wonderful place into a smoldering cesspool.


Sat, 06/14/2014 - 22:00 | 4857805 kaiserhoff
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Wonderfully said,

  not that you have an opinion;)

Side note:  When I first saw California, 1976 I think, it could easily have been described as a kind of Paradise.

Not just the best place on earth, but possibly the best place in the HISTORY of earth.

Who would make that claim now?



Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:02 | 4857471 starman
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hope he chockes on the sand!

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:05 | 4857479 NOZZLE
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The description fails to mention whether there is a fudge packing room, without that what is Olympdick going to do for fun.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:10 | 4857488 Atomizer
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A Reggie-in-law suite is included. :p

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:08 | 4857487 Max Cynical
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Are they seriously staying there? That video was produced in 2011 shwocasing that POS as a "deferred maintenance" short sale. Nice lot but there's nothing redeeming about the design.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:11 | 4857494 Max Cynical
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Sold in 2007 at the peak for $7.6M. Short sale in September 2011 for $3M. $36K in property taxes last year.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:17 | 4857503 puckles
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Good luck collecting them from that pair

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:21 | 4857514 Atomizer
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The better homes are in Rancho Mirage. Great place to visit, will never consider buying a home in that area. I define it as a libtard zone.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:17 | 4857502 QQQBall
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Palm Springs is now San Francisco south. No judgement, just saying. Actually getting better.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:18 | 4857506 blindman
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oh y god, priorities.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:21 | 4857513 nmewn
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Hey, its Fathers Day weekend Michelle...lets ditch the kids, jump on publicly funded Air Force One, smooze with elites, raise some cash, check out a few houses and you know I'm gonna duff some golf balls around!


Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:16 | 4857595 Miffed Microbio...
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Hey, it worked for Louis XIV. When Paris got too depressing with all those poor people starving and dying from disease, he'd just jet off to the palace Versailles. I've been there. Quite a spread and the grounds? Magnifique! If you walk for long distance you come to a quaint little " peasant" village where M. Antoinette spent time pretending to live like a serf but with all the comforts of home.

Obama is just a wannabe pathetic poseur. Of course, it didn't work out that well in the end for old Louis.


Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:36 | 4857640 Winston Churchill
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We can but hope he has his neck shortened in a similar fashion.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:41 | 4857757 FeralSerf
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The Palace of Versailles is not a very convincing place to live if you're trying to pretend to live like a serf. I've been there too, and it's one of the most lavish, if not the most lavish, palaces anywhere. Even Maria Theresa's and Catherine the Great's palaces pale by comparison and they're not exactly hovels.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 22:14 | 4857825 kaiserhoff
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Beautiful gardens and pools, but drafty, over sized and ugly.

I was there before the oak trees got leveled in the freak storm.

Still, it's good to be the king.  Where do we apply?

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 22:53 | 4857885 Miffed Microbio...
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I was referring to this which was the only part of gaudy, ostentatious Versailles I enjoyed.


Sat, 06/14/2014 - 22:09 | 4857817 kaiserhoff
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The Peasants are REVOLTING!

From your lips to god's ears.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 04:32 | 4858109 StychoKiller
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Did the French ever get around to installing waste facilities in the Palace?

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:31 | 4857530 Miss Expectations
Sun, 06/15/2014 - 01:31 | 4858031 Jam Akin
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Lots of misdirection it seems.  They will "move" wherever Michelle stands the best chance of winning a Senate seat and I'm guessing that will not be either CA or NC.  Which means remaining in DC area at the end of the day.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:34 | 4857534 Smiley
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There goes the neighborhood!

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:46 | 4857552 nah
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save the economy, save the world, move

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:47 | 4857553 reason_1
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Looks like the house comes with a "green jobs" pool maintenance stimulus plan.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:56 | 4857566 nmewn
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Yeppers, not seeing the first solar panel, windmill or algae pond on the property. Looks like your typical progressive-elitist hacienda.

The tennis courts are absolutely crucial "green space" ;-)

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:52 | 4857559 I am Jobe
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How about Trailers for the POTUS and FAM. Also don't forget their EBT, no more pensions or Secret Service. Let them fucking do their own shit 

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:54 | 4857561 Bemused Observer
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Well, they're moving in 2 years, and I imagine that there is a lot more to buying a house for an ex-President, especially security concerns, so it's probably right about the time for them to start looking...

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 22:25 | 4857838 kaiserhoff
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Try his birth barn,


Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:14 | 4857589 Atomizer
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When you travel by plane into Palm Springs. you see this windfarm. Ask a local why the electricity cost doubled.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:38 | 4857643 Jena
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On any given windy day only certain sections of those windmills actually turn. The grid isn't built to take the power generated by the entire windfarm, according to locals who work on them.  But they keep sticking more up.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:27 | 4857735 nmewn
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Whats a few hundred dead eagles & tortoises to the "green movement"...they're saving the entire planet and feeling special about it ;-)

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:26 | 4857621 Tachyon5321
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The worlds on fire due to Obama failed foreign policies and the US economy is collapsing under the weight of Obamacare: Costco and Smith should be embarrassed to have Obamas in their house....

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:27 | 4857623 foxmuldar
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How long till they claim their dead broke and in debt? Fucking bastards are responsible for at big chunk of our national debt with all their galloping here and there on so many vacations. Makes you wish the Obama's were on that Maylasian airlines. It would be fitting since nobody can find a smidgen of evidence of where that plane went down or a smidgen of evidence on Lois Lerner. The Black box lol is lost and so are the emails. haha!

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:35 | 4857637 spinone
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Sure its for sale, offered as a short sale:  here is the youtube video:


Look at the defensibe space at that house.  Clear fields of fire on the property.  High ground and low brush all around.  Heliport.  The secret service will love it.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:38 | 4857644 NYPoke
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While it usually takes only a village for an idiot, this one requires an entire country.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:42 | 4857651 morongobill
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Since Obama playing tough guy is so funny, he should consider buying the Bob Hope estate located nearby for 34mil. Just holdout for more money.


Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:24 | 4857700 tony wilson
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may i be sold bold ladies and gentlemen to suggest a safe place so to speak.

a super safe joint for mr and mr obozo to live.

camp bond steel a noisey but super safe place to live.

did i mention the security.

as the main storage faciliite for the bush crime groups helmand heroin supply nothing could be safer from a rampaging palms springs pitchfork and nail gun mob.

cheap rental rates for masons, paedophiles and cia jews..

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:27 | 4857734 ken
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With all that money, how is it possible to build such ugly damn "dream homes?"

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:44 | 4857763 mjcOH1
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Because you can buy sq ft.   You can't buy taste.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:42 | 4857758 FeralSerf
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Buy while the blood is running in the streets!

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:53 | 4857789 syntaxterror
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How many wide stance shoe taps in the mens room this trip?

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 22:26 | 4857841 Falling Down
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It's begging for a giant lawn jockey, complete with lighted lamp, next to the driveway 

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 22:33 | 4857850 nasa
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Rancho Mirage in July?  You would think the CIA would have a better stock of black tar heroin and lady boys on hand.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 22:45 | 4857874 Wahooo
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Michael, James and Barry out in a boondocks retreat. What's michelle going to do, shed her jock strap?

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 23:22 | 4857923 luckylogger
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I have to agree, the house sucks....

My old farm house is better............

But it is a good place for him..........

we could surround it with a bunch of razor wire and, which he will do anyway....

The best thing that would happen to the usa citizens is that they STAY there.................

Perfect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And hope like hell we finally get somebody competant to be president in 2016....................

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 23:40 | 4857951 edifice
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"The meek shall inherit the earth, but NOT its mineral rights." -- J. Paul Getty

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 23:49 | 4857960 monad
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Plane crashes happen...

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 01:22 | 4858024 Dublinmick
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A very bad investment

“More people are going to be killed in the future than have been killed in the past,” Hudson predicted, “and more buildings are going to be damaged and destroyed, simply because the earth is filling up with people and their buildings. A few years previously, the Good Friday earthquake in Alaska would have done comparatively little damage and killed few people. There was nothing there to damage and nobody there to be killed.”

Cayce obviously knew of the San Andreas fault, because he was already “reading” when the destruction of San Francisco flared across the front pages, but he never explored, subconsciously, the mechanics of the destruction that formed his prediction some thirty-five years later, as he seldom asked for trouble without being asked about it first by others.

Actually, one didn’t have to be a Cayce to see destructive quakes where they had been before. It was more how, why, and when. Constantly, inexorably—visibly almost in places—trouble is building up along the San Andreas, deep in the core and mantle of the earth, where scientists can only speculate about what is happening.

The fault itself is the best known earthquake source in the world. A solid fracture in the earth’s surface, it is some two thousand miles long and fifteen deep. On one side of the fault line, the crust is moving north two inches a year, on the other south. Below, great land blocks are jammed tightly together. There is no movement, no relief of pressure, until suddenly, easing the strain, two enormous land masses may slip off from each other with a rumble felt halfway around the world.
Clearly seen in places from the highways, the fault is a morbid curiosity for the people most closely affected.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 01:29 | 4858030 FlyinHigh
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Should be easy to spot from a run away drone?


Oh Yea, I almost forgot......   FUCK YOU  N.S.A.  ,,l,,

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 03:45 | 4858089 Bokkenrijder
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How horribly tasteless! Concrete everywhere, fake Mayan statues and garbage bags laying in the parking lot.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 07:49 | 4858182 BeetleBailey
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....perfect for this whoop of a family...Fuckbama IS he's right at home....the cunt

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 20:30 | 4859638 FEARTHESHARK

You are a racist scumbag piece of shit. Enjoy watching your party lose another national election in 2016. You wouldn't know it from this blog, but the country does not consist of a majority of southern white hood-wearing assholes like you.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 07:16 | 4858162 T-NUTZ
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this would just be the winter home.  And the winter is amazing there, but at least 4 months of the year you can barely go out of doors in the Coachella Valley as temperatures are regularly triple digits.  You certainly won't be playing tennis...

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 07:49 | 4858181 BeetleBailey
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Fuckbama and Moochie need to broil in the sun until they evaporate....the cunts

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 08:12 | 4858195 young turk
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i think he should contact a broker in uraguay so to be nearer to his buddy george w hen TSHTF and lower plutonium levels to boot

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 08:29 | 4858207 Pig Circus
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Where's the barn for his camels?

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 09:08 | 4858240 d edwards
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A fundraiser put on by a Getty heir? Hey all you environazis-0bamao is taking DIRTY OIL MONEY! aaaarrrggghhh

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 09:46 | 4858271 surf0766
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He's just one of the people. They are all broke

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 09:49 | 4858273 Last of the Mid...
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Looks like an overgrown turd to me. No golf course I can see, house is fucking ugly inside, hills overlooking the place that will make secret service for life shit little green apples on a daily basis, one positive is game room/bath house. What dumbass shot the video and dicn't clean out the cement pond first? 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 10:04 | 4858296 ThisIsBob
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Palm Springs, California?  Won't he fit right in?

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 10:06 | 4858297 falak pema
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why this fascination for the Obammy couple and their private junkets?

You guys have gone totally "peopleistic" in ZH. 

Zen. Keep your eye on the big picture. 

Oligarchs are just people with richer ambitions. Its what they do in PUBLIC that is important. 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 10:45 | 4858303 luckystars
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Im going to defend the house.

Its mid century modern which IS Palm Springs.

It is ultra private, he can swim nude with gay pals.

Needs to be cleaned up and statues removed.

This is when it was a short sale, may have foreclosed and resold.

The moutains are fabulous and Thunderbird Heights is the best.

Its a winter/spring/fall pad. Pools in PS are too hot to swim in during the summer.

The plus for him is it looks like the beautiful mountains of Afganistan, where he made his fortune.

All his Hollywood buds own homes in PS for weekend getaways as well.

Barry will thrive in PS.

Leave the house alone, mid century modern is the hottest buy in CA, they commands at least 20% premium.

Mayan theme, sychronisity.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 10:31 | 4858345 Fix It Again Timmy
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I'LL put in a bid for a dollar-three-eighty....and turn it into a homeless shelter....

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 11:02 | 4858419 orangegeek
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The Florida governor should release some jailed assassins and bus them to Palm Springs.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 11:16 | 4858459 SyndicateOne
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Who cares.  Market's going up! 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 12:26 | 4858606 Emergency Ward
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For crying out loud, go find a nice property in Chicago -- or San Francisco -- or Hawaii.  Barry has no history in California but he is going turn a resort town into an armed fortress.  Stay the fuck away.

Spring break with the Obamas, anyone?

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 15:19 | 4858978 Roll Tide
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Are there no golf courses in Nairobi?  How can that be?  That is where the Presidential Library and fright wig museum will be.  Go figure.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 20:26 | 4859631 FEARTHESHARK

Alabama white trash. Amazed you can see the screen through your sheet.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:02 | 4859202 Kelley
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Not something Obama would want. No basketball court. No beach. No workout room. No practice range.

Probably hot as hell there, too.

After 8 years of the WH isolation, they would probably prefer something closer to town.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 20:24 | 4859628 FEARTHESHARK

Virtually every commenter here is a virulent racist piece of shit that seems to have no memory of pre-2009 America.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:46 | 4863085 Moe Howard
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What did the zerohedger say when he saw the guy in the white pointed hood?






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