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Michelle, This Ain't Right!(Both Harvard-educated Obamas use the word "ain't")
You Tube ^ | 2/26/12 | RobtKraft/Granny Jan

Posted on 02/27/2012 6:52:56 AM PST by vrwc54

White House transcript of Beverly Hills event

Worth reading for a laugh.

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: nicoleavant; obama

1 posted on 02/27/2012 6:53:03 AM PST by vrwc54
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To: vrwc54

I love when she says “Me and Barack.” I guess an Ivy League education isn’t (or should I say “ain’t”) what it used to be.


2 posted on 02/27/2012 6:55:11 AM PST by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: vrwc54

Beverly Hills, huh? I wonder if he earlier addressed the homies in South Central and the handlers forgot to change the TOTUS language mode..


4 posted on 02/27/2012 7:01:37 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Doc Savage

You can get a person out of the ghetto,but you can’t get the ghetto out of the person.


5 posted on 02/27/2012 7:02:19 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

Ain’t da jus Ghetto Fabulous!!!


6 posted on 02/27/2012 7:04:30 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: vrwc54

I’m glad I ain’t in their league.


7 posted on 02/27/2012 7:11:40 AM PST by wizr (If God isn't on your side, who is? Keep the Faith, no matter what.)
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To: hometoroost

I love when she says “Me and Barack.”

They are just trying to prove how they are just normal everyday folk. Ain’t that right?s/


8 posted on 02/27/2012 7:13:10 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: All

Well lets axe them why they talk like that


9 posted on 02/27/2012 7:13:37 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: vrwc54

They both went through on the “special” plan. They could and probably did just mail it in and got their degrees because 1. they were lefties and 2. They were minorities and 3. the snobbish and racist lefty administrators and professors felt they had to look out for people who are not as good as they are and 4. In Barack’s case, he likely used the “international” student card.

Bill Clinton knew how to use the system to get his great grades, but he was still intelligent enough to do a lot of the work. He used the lefty card, but didn’t have the minority or minority/international student card.

I think we can all confidently say that the Clinton’s are smarter than the Obamas. I never thought we would have more crass and classless residents in the Whitehouse, then came the Obamas.

Ok, I am done rambling. Will the trashy Obamas get 4 more years????


10 posted on 02/27/2012 7:14:40 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: vrwc54

They may have attended Harvard, but neither is considered “Harvard educated”. It takes more than just warming a seat to learn and understand the material.


11 posted on 02/27/2012 7:14:49 AM PST by wrench
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To: vrwc54
They called Bush stupid and he went to Harvard also.
So that makes the Obamas just as stupid. I have to believe
this is true because the Left is always correct.
12 posted on 02/27/2012 7:18:57 AM PST by MaxMax
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To: vrwc54

The problem with Harvard appears to be the fact that a significant proportion of their graduates are not educated in any reasonable sense of the word. (Science, engineering, and math grads excepted, of course.)

The Obamaloon and wife are prime examples.


13 posted on 02/27/2012 7:19:48 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: vrwc54

I guess it was a 100 years ago that some grammar perfessor declared the word “ain’t” verboten.

People continue to defy that ruling.

Maybe just this once, the guardians of the proper English usage should bow to the will of the people who use the language and embrace the one forbidden word.

It’s what she does more than what she says, and what she says more than how she says it that I despise her for.


14 posted on 02/27/2012 7:21:22 AM PST by tsomer
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To: Bitsy

Yes, normal everyday folk with 48 weeks of publically-funded vacation time.


15 posted on 02/27/2012 7:22:08 AM PST by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: tsomer
Correction:
Maybe just this once, the guardians of the proper English usage should bow to the will of the people who use the language and embrace this one forbidden word.
16 posted on 02/27/2012 7:24:03 AM PST by tsomer
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To: Da Coyote

Affirmative Action puts an asterisk next to all achievements of minorities.


17 posted on 02/27/2012 7:28:46 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: vrwc54

Something funnier- I couldn’t find it on newsbird. It was from a while back and I just ‘cain’t’ stomach reading anything about this ilk.

Anyhoo, she is at a function in Maine. The abbreviation for Maine, of course, is ME. So on the teleprompter- who knew IT needed a teleprompter as well- it said, ‘Yea for ME’ which, obviously meant Maine.

But the Wook, was cheering herself on at the beginning of her speech at this fundraising ladies’ luncheon with her fists waving, “Yea for Me!!! Yea for Me!!” instead of “Yea for Maine!!! Yea for Maine!!!”

All that taxpayer funded edumucashun fer nuttin’.


18 posted on 02/27/2012 7:32:58 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: hometoroost

Yes, normal everyday folk with 48 weeks of publically-funded vacation time.

Now, now, quit picking on our home folk couple/s. You know they have been working hard and ain’t they entitled to a little R & R/s


19 posted on 02/27/2012 7:34:09 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

That’s funny! I’ll check if it’s on audio.
Granny Jan


20 posted on 02/27/2012 7:36:34 AM PST by vrwc54
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To: vrwc54

They both went to Harvard LAW School. One is supposed to be ‘educated’ long before entering those hallowed halls. So the rap here, such as it may be, falls on Columbia/Occidental and Princeton, which institutions similarly would expect their students to arrive on campus with superior articulation skills. Or at least they once did.


21 posted on 02/27/2012 7:43:19 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: al baby
Well lets axe them why they talk like that

Something I have noticed about 'ghetto talk' is that it seems to center around an aversion to the sound of the letter 's', and a dyslexic style reversal of singular and plural forms (which usually involve , again, the letter 's').

22 posted on 02/27/2012 8:00:02 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
But the Wook, was cheering herself on at the beginning of her speech at this fundraising ladies’ luncheon with her fists waving, “Yea for Me!!! Yea for Me!!” instead of “Yea for Maine!!! Yea for Maine!!!”

You seem to be discounting the possibility that Michelle knew exactly what was indicated on the teleprompter.

23 posted on 02/27/2012 8:02:24 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: tsomer
I guess it was a 100 years ago that some grammar perfessor declared the word “ain’t” verboten.

The American English language is a hodgepodge of various romantic languages. What makes a word 'english' (at least according to many dictionaries) is common acceptance and use.

In general, the use of the word "ain't" was considered as slang.

It is, whether we like it or not, a part of 'our' language.

What helps me to understand, is that with 'ghetto-speak', most 'english' rules are thrown out the window, so usage of the word "ain't" is likely a habit of clture for Michelle, and not an indicator of her 'ability'.

24 posted on 02/27/2012 8:20:10 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Bitsy
I love when she says “Me and Barack.” They are just trying to prove how they are just normal everyday folk. Ain’t that right?

In this case, I think it's because Michelle prefers to put the most important person (to her) first.

25 posted on 02/27/2012 8:22:39 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: vrwc54

He ain’t American, he’s Kenyan.


26 posted on 02/27/2012 8:33:01 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: tsomer
Maybe just this once, the guardians of the proper English usage should bow to the will of the people who use the language and embrace this one forbidden word.

Embrace? Doesn't it's usage depend on the audience?

Once again, it is , or has been, considered as 'slang'. It is in the dictionary, so it is a part of our 'language'.

I believe the context of the article of this thread is that she used it improperly. Given that it is part of the 'black' culture to use a redneck white slang word instead of the proper contraction, (and that blacks seem to avoid the letter 's') I do not find it odd that she said "ain't".

Back to the original point about the guardians, just who are these people and where do we contact them?

It's not like school teachers tell students that "ain't" is not the proper contraction. Even if they did, it hasn't appeared to work very well.

If you fushizzle my dizzle.

27 posted on 02/27/2012 8:37:05 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: vrwc54

I think ain’t was added to the English dictionary a few years back.


28 posted on 02/27/2012 8:52:28 AM PST by big bad easter bunny
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To: vrwc54

John Kerry says “supposably” when he means “supposedly.” Saw Gwen Ifill do it this weekend. Dumbasses.


29 posted on 02/27/2012 9:07:09 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: UCANSEE2

I think it’s because Michelle prefers to put the most important person (to her) first.

woops, I need to be quicker on a Monday morn.


30 posted on 02/27/2012 9:07:56 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: big bad easter bunny

You missed the point. The Obamas are using the word ain’t to pander to their pepes. It’s condscending phoniness.


31 posted on 02/27/2012 9:40:20 AM PST by vrwc54
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To: vrwc54

Well first of all this proves that they were “passed” based on “color” instead of “character” and “acheivement”.

Secondly, a degree from Harvard isn’t worth the recycled paper it’s printed on IMO.

An EX-uncle of mine, is a Harvard grad and is dumber than a bag of hammers.

The Einstein took a gel filled heating pad and instead of putting it in the microwave for two minutes to warm it up, he thought that it would be faster to warm it up in a frying pan. (I wish I were making this up)


32 posted on 02/27/2012 9:43:08 AM PST by 2CAVTrooper ( For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: UCANSEE2

“It is, whether we like it or not, a part of ‘our’ language.”

This is my attitude. The grammarians can rail against it all they want, but the word has a long provenance and is commonly used, so it is just as much a valid English word as any other. I wouldn’t use it in a formal setting, but it’s quite silly to try to stamp out a word that is so commonplace.


33 posted on 02/27/2012 1:34:38 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: hometoroost

Ivy League?

I learned that in the 3rd grade!


34 posted on 02/27/2012 1:38:21 PM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: bjorn14

True enough, but one would think that they would beat that out of you in college.


35 posted on 02/27/2012 2:55:55 PM PST by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: vrwc54

Actually ‘aint’ has been a very real English word from, at the latest, the time of Shakespeare.


36 posted on 02/27/2012 3:32:07 PM PST by Brass Lamp
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To: hometoroost

[True enough, but one would think that they would beat that out of you in college.]

‘Naw, white kids back then thought it was part of the new ebonics. And of course, Professors would never challenge one of Holder’s People.


37 posted on 02/27/2012 3:55:55 PM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: hometoroost
[True enough, but one would think that they would beat that out of you in college.]

‘Naw, white kids back then thought it was part of the new ebonics. And of course, Professors would never challenge one of Holder's People.

38 posted on 02/27/2012 3:56:55 PM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: bjorn14

Yes, after all proper English is the language of oppression isn’t it?


39 posted on 02/27/2012 6:50:55 PM PST by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: UCANSEE2
If you fushizzle my dizzle

I don't think I want to do that, it just ain't my thang.

I've figured out the identity of the (collective) guardian of English language: it's the BBC.

It lives in a castle on a hill somewhere near London. The castle has high walls, turrets, a moat and a drawbridge. Don't even think of going there without an ascot.

40 posted on 02/29/2012 8:16:57 AM PST by tsomer
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To: tsomer
I've figured out the identity of the (collective) guardian of English language: it's the BBC.

Well, ain't that a hoot?

41 posted on 02/29/2012 9:17:03 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Boogieman
I wouldn’t use it in a formal setting, but it’s quite silly to try to stamp out a word that is so commonplace.

A colloquial dialect, either by habit or by consideration of audience.

Consider that 'fag' or 'faggot' used to mean a cigarette. Until people started using the FRENCH WORD cigarette.

What matters most about a 'word' is, as you say, it's commonality, not it's nationality or heritage.

42 posted on 02/29/2012 9:24:30 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Brass Lamp
Actually ‘aint’ has been a very real English word from, at the latest, the time of Shakespeare.

'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house..."

Is Twas in the dictionary?

Ain't it all part of 'poetic license'? (I have no idea what poetic license really means)

43 posted on 02/29/2012 9:33:27 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks vrwc54.


44 posted on 02/29/2012 9:01:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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