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Michelle Obama Inspires Young Women In Africa And Military Families In New England
Wakey Wakey News ^ | July 2, 2011 | Janet Winikoff

Posted on 07/02/2011 8:43:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The beautiful, bright and charming Michelle Obama may have recently wrapped up her week-long tour of South Africa and Botswana but she’s left behind messages of hope and inspiration.

With daughters Malia and Sasha and mother Marian Robinson in tow, the First Lady met with young women and encouraged them to become active in combating HIV/AIDS, poverty and other areas of social change. At a US-Africa youth leadership conference, Obama spoke to 70 young girls about how each could make a difference. “So make no mistake about it: There are still so many causes worth sacrificing for. There is still so much history yet to be made,” she said. “We still struggle every day to perfect our union and live up to our ideals. And every day, it is our young people who are leading the way,” she added.

Returning home to the U.S., Michelle Obama has been busy traveling throughout New England, heaping praise upon members of the military and speaking of the need to help youth. On Thursday, Mrs. Obama met with family members of the Vermont National Guard, saying that the National Guard, its reserve members and their families deserve the nation’s thanks and support. Her speech also highlighted “Joining Forces,” an organization founded by the First Lady and Jill Biden to encourage individuals and businesses to help military members and their families.

Mrs. O quickly moved on to Massachusetts where she addressed a crowd of 100 attendees at a Friday evening Boston fundraiser. The First Lady touched audience members by revealing her husband’s deep sense of compassion and commitment to the American people. “I see it in those quiet moments late at night, after the girls have gone to bed, and when he is at his desk reading the letters that people have sent him. The letter from the woman dying of cancer whose health insurance would not cover her care. And I see the worry creasing his face. I hear the passion and determination in his voice. ‘You would not believe what these folks are going through’,” she said.

The First Lady admitted that while her husband’s administration has made great strides, there are many Americans who “still need our help.”


TOPICS: Local News; Military/Veterans; Politics; Travel
KEYWORDS: africa; michelleobama; military; obama
She is such an inspiration to all of us! It almost makes me want to take a taxpayer-paid deluxe vacation to another continent and go on a safari.
1 posted on 07/02/2011 8:43:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let me be the first one to say it - “BARF!”


2 posted on 07/02/2011 8:44:57 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Democratic Party - The party of genocide.)
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To: proudofthesouth

..The beautiful, bright and charming Michelle Obama

BLLLLLLLLLEEEEEECCCCCCCCHHHHHHHH oh God the humanity..


3 posted on 07/02/2011 8:47:20 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Inspires them to do what?


4 posted on 07/02/2011 8:51:21 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The beautiful, bright and charming Michelle Obama”
*GAG*


5 posted on 07/02/2011 8:52:31 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: proudofthesouth

Ha ha exactly. Puke uggggghh FUBO!!!!


6 posted on 07/02/2011 8:54:35 PM PDT by gcraig (Freedom isn't free)
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To: max americana

I couldn’t make it past the first sentence. Someone needs to get Janet a dictionary because I think “ugly, dull, and boorish” when I see MO.


7 posted on 07/02/2011 8:54:49 PM PDT by constitutiongirl (The Truth is a Person.)
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To: max americana

The only possible answer is there are two Michelle Obamas. The MO the media is talking about is some brilliant, savy, world traveled celebrity. The one that doesnt like America and looks like a wookie is first lady.


8 posted on 07/02/2011 8:54:59 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These Presidential jets need to be replaced with old fashion sailing vessels that take weeks to cross an ocean


9 posted on 07/02/2011 8:57:01 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
You got that right!
The sight of Michelle Obama could gag a maggot.
10 posted on 07/02/2011 8:59:00 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This comment removed by moderator!


11 posted on 07/02/2011 9:06:42 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I understand your frustration and had the following thoughts when reading the article.

1. yes, young people can be in the forefront of ending the devastation caused by HIV/AIDS but only from living a chaste (either abstinent or with a spouse) life and to say humans are not capable of sexual restraint is to desecrate humans as creatures without self-determination, ie animals

2.voiced support for the troops from the POTUS and FLOTUS is merely lip service that they don’t actually believe. I live at an unnamed military base overseas where during the winter they don’t turn on the heat in the houses of the troops because of mandated energy use reduction and well there is no where else to save.. so no heat for the troops... wear a sweater.

3.Mr. Obama is not the messiah. He is only a man. He cannot cure cancer and he cannot stop suffering it is the nature of our human existance. For michelle to think he can is narcissism as defined by the DSM.


12 posted on 07/02/2011 9:07:03 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...First Lady met with young women and encouraged them to become active in combating HIV/AIDS...”

Has Manchelle tutored the “Won” concerning his trips to Man’s Country?

Hygiene starts at home, Manchelle.....


13 posted on 07/02/2011 9:08:46 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The beautiful, bright and charming Michelle Obama

That will about do it for me this evening. The stomach can only take so much.

14 posted on 07/02/2011 9:10:49 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The beautiful, bright and charming Michelle Obama......”

With expression of bewilderment on my face I ask when did “Sluggo the First Wookie” become “beautiful, bright, and charming”?


15 posted on 07/02/2011 9:12:15 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch
Black and liberal, she's of course beautiful and intelligent. What other criteria is there?
16 posted on 07/02/2011 9:22:10 PM PDT by Red6
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
" The beautiful, bright and charming Michelle Obama"

What the hell am I missing here. . . ?

17 posted on 07/02/2011 9:31:41 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / Still Think You're Free?)
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To: Red6

:)


18 posted on 07/02/2011 9:35:12 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: longfellowsmuse

Although I have met liberals in the officer ranks- I’ve not sensed ANY deep affection or confidence in the current “CinC” amongst the military.

Tough row to hoe if you can’t inspire confidence in our fighting forces.

Simpletons that they are, poor boys and girls from the lower echelon of life.

They are in fact our heroes, and the current regime has no understanding of this fact.


19 posted on 07/02/2011 9:47:01 PM PDT by One Name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Janet must be a stoner...


20 posted on 07/02/2011 9:48:01 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh it reeds like my communist newspapers of my youth. Vomit material!


21 posted on 07/02/2011 10:05:30 PM PDT by Greg67
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To: When do we get liberated?

>The one that doesnt like America and looks like a wookie is first lady.<

That’s more like it.


22 posted on 07/02/2011 10:30:03 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Moose-jaw Obama bump.


23 posted on 07/02/2011 10:34:12 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No Frickin’ barf alert? BTW, how’s the walking going?


24 posted on 07/02/2011 10:41:52 PM PDT by calex59
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To: JoanneSD

JOINING FORCES...., Obama and Biden, telling Americans we need to do more to support our military and families.. guess Michelle thinks this is something new, and she set it all up.. gosh some how I managed to run a house hold, raise our family, with my husband gone so many times, and I was not a victim, and knew I had support and a loving spouse, guess this goes along with Michells being proud of America for the first time in her adult life..


25 posted on 07/02/2011 10:48:40 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The beautiful, bright and charming Michelle Obama..."


26 posted on 07/02/2011 10:48:40 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: calex59

At least 30 minutes a day. Feet hurt.


27 posted on 07/02/2011 10:56:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Your feet will get better as you lose weight:). You might want to ease off on the pace at first until you get in condition. I started with 5 minutes and added a minute per day until I hit 45 minutes. Took off 60 pounds, but I probably said that before.


28 posted on 07/02/2011 11:15:54 PM PDT by calex59
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Such inspiring words. She offers hope to the hopeless and a life’s challenge to those mired in mediocrity. After all, with stirring words to be good and do nice things, the youth of the world are able to rise above their circumstances and be the best they can be.
How wonderful that we have the very model of gentility and healthy minded womanhood in Michelle. She is especially effective with girls from ages 4 to 7 who need to hear her stirring admonition to be sure to wash behind their ears and wear a pretty dress.


29 posted on 07/02/2011 11:27:43 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This IS my blog site.)
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To: max americana
The sky is blue.

The grass is green.

The Media is delusional.

30 posted on 07/02/2011 11:37:40 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now.)
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To: JoanneSD

“Obama and Biden, telling Americans we need to do more to support our military and families.. “

You want to support our people, Mr. President? Then stop treating them like their your personal Praetorian Guard. Stop getting them into needless fights simply because (God help us) you’re the CIC and do whatever you damn well please.


31 posted on 07/02/2011 11:58:55 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The First Lady touched audience members by revealing her husband’s deep sense of compassion and commitment to the American people.

And she said that with a straight face?

32 posted on 07/03/2011 2:00:12 AM PDT by taraytarah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The beautiful, bright and charming Michelle Obama..." Photobucket
33 posted on 07/03/2011 2:11:58 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another “journalist” performing oral sex.


34 posted on 07/03/2011 2:40:09 AM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: One Name; Yehuda
Although I have met liberals in the officer ranks- I’ve not sensed ANY deep affection or confidence in the current “CinC” amongst the military.

Beware of the growing subset of military members who are not like normal, regular, patriotic Americans.

35 posted on 07/03/2011 3:01:53 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Fiddlstix

Girl got some scary teeth!


36 posted on 07/03/2011 3:10:14 AM PDT by Samizdat
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To: ArmstedFragg
Inspires them to do what?

Marry a Marxist billionaire's pet colored guy so they can live a life of taxpayer-funded ease?

37 posted on 07/03/2011 3:46:00 AM PDT by Tax-chick (There is no satire that is more ridiculous than the reality of our current government.~freedumb2003)
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To: constitutiongirl

Add ANGRY to that mix.


38 posted on 07/03/2011 4:00:25 AM PDT by DooDahhhh (ma)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“beautiful, bright and charming Michelle Obama”

So reminiscent of the “media” of former communist countries, especially Romania, where its press described Ceausescu`s wife as “brilliant and protective mother of Romania, academician Elena Ceausescu”


39 posted on 07/03/2011 4:03:39 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: proudofthesouth

I was going to say “tripe,” but “barf” is better....I never read such a bunch of crap.


40 posted on 07/03/2011 4:25:56 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: ArchAngel1983
You must be one of those Bible-thumping, gun-toting rednecks who does not understand the “finer” things associated with being ripped off with an $800,000 vacation-safari taken by someone (who in her own words literally “hates America") along with her extended family entourage of freeloaders in the guise of doing something for fat Africans.../s
41 posted on 07/03/2011 4:35:02 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The beautiful, bright and charming Michelle Obama

Well we do live in a society where everything is backwards.Evil is good,Good is evil,up is down down is up.Why not ugly is beautiful?

42 posted on 07/03/2011 5:19:17 AM PDT by Uncle Meat
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To: MS.BEHAVIN; proudofthesouth
“The beautiful, bright and charming Michelle Obama” *GAG*
43 posted on 07/03/2011 6:19:47 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: Mortrey

Ok, it’s now been 33 years plus since the Lancet article. Can we all admit now that HIV doesn’t cause acquired immune deficiency ‘syndrome’, and that AIDs is NOT a sexually transmitted disease? A tremendous scam by the homosexuals to suck billions out of our pockets, and it worked. Let’s see, Global Warming, AIDs, Oil Spills in the Gulf and many many more all courtesy of communists and anarchists. If they can’t get you with the truth, they’ll invent the truth!


44 posted on 07/03/2011 7:52:55 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Dallas59

So, it wasn’t just ME that had that reaction to the statement? I’m (still) in the right place.


45 posted on 07/03/2011 7:58:02 AM PDT by AF_Blue ("America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad ass speed." - Eleanor Roosevelt, 1936)
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To: Tax-chick

Ah, Okay.


46 posted on 07/03/2011 11:18:25 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: max americana

stopped reading after that line. The writer must be pitied for his blindness. A good seeing eye dog is in order.


47 posted on 07/03/2011 6:39:49 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: jennings2004

Guilty as charged! LOL


48 posted on 07/04/2011 9:12:33 AM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / Still Think You're Free?)
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