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Applause for the First Lady
Grand Rants ^ | 11-25-09 | Stoutcat

Posted on 11/25/2009 6:34:21 AM PST by Stoutcat

We here at Grand Rants are frequently critical of the President’s policies, and for good reason. We have also had occasion to pick on the First Lady as well. But when either one of them does things right, we like to point out those instances as well.

Last night, Michelle Obama appeared every inch a First Lady the entire country could applaud. No dowdy red-and-black disaster dress, no unflattering dear-Lord-what-the-heck-is-that-outfit? moment.

She was drop-dead gorgous...

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TOPICS: Government; Music/Entertainment; Politics
KEYWORDS: michelleobama; naeemkhan; statedinner
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Giving credit when credit is due.
1 posted on 11/25/2009 6:34:21 AM PST by Stoutcat
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To: Stoutcat

Absolutely agree. Lovely.


2 posted on 11/25/2009 6:35:11 AM PST by madison10
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To: Stoutcat

Naw, it still needs a barf alert


3 posted on 11/25/2009 6:35:40 AM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: Stoutcat

Drop Dead Gorgeous???

Come on now. She finally dressed the part, but a fresh coat of paint on a rotten house makes it look good, it doesnt fix the problem.


4 posted on 11/25/2009 6:36:46 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Stoutcat

Sorry, dressing her up doesn’t change a thing. She’s still a harridan.


5 posted on 11/25/2009 6:37:04 AM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: Stoutcat

NO way! She was showing too much skin.


6 posted on 11/25/2009 6:37:18 AM PST by Crooked Constituent
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To: Stoutcat

I’d still prefer a little more substance. World leaders observed from his recent trips to Asia that there wasn’t a lot of substance to obama.

The catchy slogans don’t mean much to them.


7 posted on 11/25/2009 6:37:45 AM PST by boycott
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To: Stoutcat

Finally a great dress for her. I wonder if she got a new stylist?


8 posted on 11/25/2009 6:38:09 AM PST by RedWhiteBlue
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To: Stoutcat
In comparison, a taste of the treatment Nancy Reagan received...

Gigts (sic) and Loans to Nancy Reagan Stir I.R.S. Interest in High Fashion

9 posted on 11/25/2009 6:38:43 AM PST by mewzilla (Voter fraud is treason.)
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To: Stoutcat

Yep.
Someone took charge and made her look like a real First Lady.
Not bad.


10 posted on 11/25/2009 6:39:24 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: mewzilla
Nancy Reagan's Fancy Freebies May Cost the Former First Couple a Pretty Penny in Back Taxes
11 posted on 11/25/2009 6:39:52 AM PST by mewzilla (Voter fraud is treason.)
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To: All

I’m not talking about policy, or attitude, or anything else. Simply noting that for once, she actually looked like a First Lady should look: elegant, poised, and lovely.


12 posted on 11/25/2009 6:40:13 AM PST by Stoutcat
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To: Stoutcat

Hate to have to say it but I agree. Astounding transformation. Will it last? I don’t think so. After all, they were both on stage last night and the world revolves around them so they believe everyone was watching and they put their best foot forward.


13 posted on 11/25/2009 6:40:27 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: SJSAMPLE

Agreed.However,I wonder if she was wearing her Air Jordans?


14 posted on 11/25/2009 6:41:19 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Stoutcat

I give absolute kudos for the dress (when she’s STILL)....like I did last night. Then..this morning...I woke up to F&F and caught a glimpse of her ‘walking’ in it. A thing of beauty is wasted when it is put on a ‘clod’. She just doesn’t know how to carry herself. Someone in the WH seriously needs to teach her a lesson in ‘poise and grace’.


15 posted on 11/25/2009 6:41:32 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: mewzilla
CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 05, 1989 Headline: Nancy Reagan / Tax Investigation
16 posted on 11/25/2009 6:42:26 AM PST by mewzilla (Voter fraud is treason.)
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To: Stoutcat

I grudgingly agree - she looked quite good.

RE: “appeared to be having a good time” - Maybe she recently upped her Prozac dosage.


17 posted on 11/25/2009 6:42:33 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: madison10

That should have been her inauguration dress. It’s stunning. As opposed to the bed cover.


18 posted on 11/25/2009 6:43:04 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Crooked Constituent

I thought the same thing, Crooked Constituent. The dress was beautiful - if you were going to the Oscars or a showbiz deal. Hosting a state dinner? Not so much.

I’m getting tired of seeing her bazooka arms.


19 posted on 11/25/2009 6:43:22 AM PST by Dinah Lord
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To: Stoutcat

I think Michelle must have a new fashion advisor. She’s looked downright presentable the last few days. Maybe she’s finally getting the message (or reading the Aunt Esther references on FR!).


20 posted on 11/25/2009 6:43:36 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: Stoutcat
For the first time in my life, I was proud of our First Lady.

So, you weren't ever proud of any First Lady? Really? You live in the same sad blame all your imagined problems on someone else world as MO of "For the first time in my life, I'm proud of my country" fame. So what, the dress for once was fine, but I don't judge a book by it's cover.

21 posted on 11/25/2009 6:43:39 AM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: Stoutcat

The dress was absolutely beautiful. That’s where the credit is due.

She is still unfortunately awkward, ungainly and homely. It’s really very sad.


22 posted on 11/25/2009 6:45:55 AM PST by HGSW0904
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To: bgill

I suspect the poster was referring to this First Lady, specifically, not all of them as a group.


23 posted on 11/25/2009 6:47:04 AM PST by HGSW0904
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To: Stoutcat

Thank someone for coming to her rescue. I have previously stated that her clothes seemed to be the result of an adolescent buying binge on the taxpayers’ dime.

Perhaps her improved threads will bring our snarky threads to a halt. It hasn’t reflected well on our civility - but we FReepers have been pretty damn funny.

Poor Dems; M.O. is still not Jackie O.


24 posted on 11/25/2009 6:48:25 AM PST by sodpoodle (Stop spreading wealth and start spreading the truth.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“”She just doesn’t know how to carry herself. Someone in the WH seriously needs to teach her a lesson in ‘poise and grace””

Glad I missed that as her walk drives me crazy as does the oldest daughter’s....they all walk funky with the exception of the youngest daughter. Ever watch 0 come down the steps of AF One? Maybe he took ballet lessons with his buddy Rahm.


25 posted on 11/25/2009 6:49:30 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: HGSW0904

Yes, thank you, I was referring specifically to Michelle O, rather than all First Ladies.

And in case bgill didn’t get the joke, the “For the first time in my life...” comment was a little dig at Michelle O’s original comment.


26 posted on 11/25/2009 6:54:29 AM PST by Stoutcat
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To: raybbr

Satan’s spawn is more like it. Evil is evil no matter what you put on it.


27 posted on 11/25/2009 7:01:53 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead (clean the sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: Stoutcat

How much did *we* pay for our lovely dress?

With a staff of 22, and salaries totaling over $1.5 million per year, she better look good.

Here’s the inspiration for her gown (when I saw the photo, I instantly remembered I’d owned one similar, years ago):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaM-DRw3wbA


28 posted on 11/25/2009 7:19:39 AM PST by Bluebird Singing
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To: Stoutcat

But she forgot her trade-mark booby belt!


29 posted on 11/25/2009 7:20:18 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Stoutcat

She must have finally fired that fashion consultant of hers. She looked very nice last night.


30 posted on 11/25/2009 7:27:23 AM PST by SueRae
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To: Stoutcat

She looked ghetto glamorous. Vomit.


31 posted on 11/25/2009 7:32:52 AM PST by DogBarkTree (Support Sarah. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/sarahpalin?ref=nf)
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To: madison10

She was drop-dead gorgous...
Saying those words about michele is complete hogwash.

Lipstick on a pig, is still a pig.


32 posted on 11/25/2009 7:41:02 AM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: Stoutcat

Is that you Michelle?


33 posted on 11/25/2009 7:51:25 AM PST by angcat ("GO YANKEES")
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To: Stoutcat

The dress was lovely.


34 posted on 11/25/2009 8:01:24 AM PST by Marty
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But there was nothing they could do about her ugly mug!

She should have chosen a more modest gown as befitting her position. In India, even a sleeveless dress is considered immodest.

35 posted on 11/25/2009 8:05:58 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Stoutcat

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.


36 posted on 11/25/2009 8:05:59 AM PST by b4its2late (Before you can control a horse, you have to break it. Sound familiar?)
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To: Stoutcat

She does look beautiful in that frock. I wish she’d take as much care in her day to day wardrobe. She can be attractive, if she puts her mind to it.


37 posted on 11/25/2009 8:29:06 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Stoutcat
She was drop-dead gorgous..

Your definition of drop-dead gorgeous is decidedly different than mine. While not terrible she certainly is not gorgeous at anytime, let alone drop-dead gorgeous. She was passable, better than most times she has been in public, but not gorgeous.

However, her appearance is really not that important. The fact is she is as evil as her husband and her past proves that point.

38 posted on 11/25/2009 9:22:56 AM PST by calex59
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To: All

At no time have I ever seen a picture of Michelle Obama and thought “lovely” or “gorgeous”.
Her physical appearance aside, she is rotten and ugly on the inside which negates anything else...


39 posted on 11/25/2009 9:26:48 AM PST by Maverick68 (w)
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To: patriot08

Perhaps you’d like to see us all in burhkas?


40 posted on 11/25/2009 10:46:59 AM PST by Stoutcat
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To: Stoutcat

She looked very nice. And, it’s nice to see a photo of her smiling.


41 posted on 11/25/2009 1:34:40 PM PST by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: Stoutcat

Just what the heck do you mean?


42 posted on 11/25/2009 2:20:28 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Stoutcat

Just what the heck do you mean?


43 posted on 11/25/2009 2:20:28 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Stoutcat
Did she change on the inside?

Hate and bitterness are never attractive.

44 posted on 11/25/2009 2:23:57 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: Stoutcat

Oh, please....over the past year I feel like I have been forced to see every inch of this woman’s body. And yes, the dress was gorgeous, but it’s almost December, find something with sleeves.


45 posted on 11/25/2009 2:25:00 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Darnright
She looked very nice. And, it’s nice to see a photo of her smiling.

Why shouldn't she be smiling, her husband is destroying America

But you and others go ahead admire her new clothes and appearance.

46 posted on 11/25/2009 2:27:30 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: Dinah Lord

Agreed.

I’m not an expert on fashion but I’ve thought it is a good idea to dress up or down according to your guests. The Indian lady looked like a troll in comparison and Michelle should have dressed down a bit, as to not overshadow her so mightily.


47 posted on 11/25/2009 4:29:20 PM PST by Crooked Constituent
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To: Freddd

I didn’t say she was drop dead gorgeous. The dress is stunning, but she looks like Professor Higgins got ahold of her for the ball.


48 posted on 11/25/2009 7:17:20 PM PST by madison10
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To: patriot08
"She should have chosen a more modest gown as befitting her position. In India, even a sleeveless dress is considered immodest."
Point is, she isn't in India, and the style she wore was entirely appropriate for an important evening event in the United States. Had she been in India, something with sleeves would have been more appropos... but she wasn't in India.

You seemed overly-concerned about the amount of skin she displayed, hence my remark.
49 posted on 11/25/2009 7:36:50 PM PST by Stoutcat
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To: Stoutcat

Wow !!! I am impressed. The only improvement would have been to have had an equally sophisticated and elegant looking man beside her.


50 posted on 11/25/2009 7:40:03 PM PST by EDINVA
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