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Barack Obama buys Michelle rare $30,000 ring
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Posted on 12/01/2008 7:36:34 PM PST by dascallie

Barack Obama to buy rare £20,000 gold ring for his wife.

The ring is made of rhodium - the world's most expensive metal --encrusted with diamonds. It is being hastily made by Italian designer Giovanni Bosco in time for January's inauguration ceremony.

Only about 25 tons of rhodium are mined each year, mostly in South Africa, and as a result its price is typically around £5,000 an ounce.

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Michelle tells poor women in Chicago to forego the corporate world and volunteer in the community instead - these people are hypocrites! Annie, Madrid, 30/11/2008

A man of the people - NOT. Ostentatious displays of wealth at a time of recession. ken, london england, 30/11/2008

Fiddling whilst Rome is burning, what a joke. Robert, Sumter USA, 30/11/2008

Americans are losing their savings, their jobs, and their homes. Many can't afford the cost of nutritous food for their families, but Obama can shuck out $20K for a bracelett - that's the way to show "change" and "good for the common man" in America. Chi, London,+UK, 30/11/2008

He's a man of the people all right - a multi millionaire that holds the lower classes in contempt, whilst sticking his wealth in their faces with outrageous purchases. Now theres change you can believe in! Mark, Melbourne, 1/12/2008

He relied on the goodwill of the American People to be elected (ie people used their own funds) so he should be setting an example to the rest of the Americans telling them to save money during the hard times up until the economic situation begins to improve. Let us hope that he does not turn out to be similar to vast majority of other African leaders who happen to be in the 'game' for the sake of personal financial gains nil, London UK, 1/12/2008

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: america2point0; bho2008; economy; financialcrisis; hypocrite; michelleobama; milliondollarmarxist; obama; obamafamily; obamanation; obamatransitionfile; queenmichelle; recession; rhodium; rhodiumring; ring
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1 posted on 12/01/2008 7:36:34 PM PST by dascallie
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To: dascallie
Our own Emelda Marcos.
2 posted on 12/01/2008 7:37:53 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: dascallie

It’s good to be the king.

Wonder if it’ll turn her finger green.

Does it contain blood diamongs?


3 posted on 12/01/2008 7:38:23 PM PST by weegee (Sec. of State Clinton. What kind of change is it to keep the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Oligarchy?)
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To: dascallie
Can find the rarest metal on earth but can't find his Birth Certificate?
Man of the people...champion of the middle class....savior of the American people.
Are the libs gonna complain like they did about Cindy and Sara's wardrobe cost's.....Nah, they will blindly follow this ghetto trash over the cliff no matter what.
4 posted on 12/01/2008 7:38:52 PM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: dascallie

It’s an elitist thing. Makes me sick. Obama and Michelle are hypocrites, and those are their good points.


5 posted on 12/01/2008 7:38:54 PM PST by CaribouCrossing
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To: dascallie

What? He doesn’t want to share the wealth?

Oh, that’s right.... only with OTHER people’s money.


6 posted on 12/01/2008 7:39:01 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: dascallie
That's the kind of change I am talking about. Cha-ching

Elite snobes.

7 posted on 12/01/2008 7:39:04 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Join the Constitution Party)
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To: dascallie

Is it for her nose?


8 posted on 12/01/2008 7:39:36 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: dascallie
Pool folks. They actually think the Obama's and people in Washington believe the rules apply to them as well.

Welcome to the USSR. Those in power will live opulently. Those not, well, the bread line is around the corner.

9 posted on 12/01/2008 7:39:38 PM PST by Blogger
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To: dascallie
Let us hope that he does not turn out to be similar to vast majority of other African leaders who happen to be in the 'game' for the sake of personal financial gain

I think that comment sums about everything up.

10 posted on 12/01/2008 7:39:42 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: dascallie

Maybe its like the ring Kobe had to give his wife to keep her from filing divorce or a reward for keeping her mouth shut the past 5 months.


11 posted on 12/01/2008 7:39:45 PM PST by Doug TX
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To: SandRat

Could be one in the making !!!


12 posted on 12/01/2008 7:39:46 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom IF DA BIRTH PLACE IS A LIE, BEING DA PRESIDENT AIN'T GONNA FLY!)
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To: ladyvet

“Can find the rarest metal on earth but can’t find his Birth Certificate?
Man of the people...champion of the middle class....savior of the American people.
Are the libs gonna complain like they did about Cindy and Sara’s wardrobe cost’s.....Nah, they will blindly follow this ghetto trash over the cliff no matter what.”

Infuriating, isn’t it? arggghhhhhhhhhhhhh


13 posted on 12/01/2008 7:39:58 PM PST by CaribouCrossing
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To: dascallie

he can buy her alllllllll the jewelry he wants but as long as I have breath in my body I will never acknowledge him (if elected)as POTUS.the both of them should stay in Chi-town with crony pals;the whole lot .


14 posted on 12/01/2008 7:40:20 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Good Morning Mr & Mrs Scooter and All The Ships At Sea)
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To: dascallie

15 posted on 12/01/2008 7:40:35 PM PST by ari-freedom (Conservatives solve problems. Libertarians ignore problems. Liberals create problems.)
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To: dascallie

Where does Obama get such monies? So far he has been a Community Organizer at $13,000/year, a state senator for probably $50,000/year and a US Senator at around $170,000/year.


16 posted on 12/01/2008 7:41:08 PM PST by CodeToad
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To: Blogger

>Welcome to the USSR. Those in power will live opulently. Those not, well, the bread line is around the corner.

The quote “Let them eat cake.” comes to mind.


17 posted on 12/01/2008 7:41:12 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: dascallie

I’m glad I could contribute my tax dollars to gracing Michelle’s finger. I love being part of the peasantry in today’s feudal society called America.


18 posted on 12/01/2008 7:41:20 PM PST by gotribe (obama just sucks - your wealth away)
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To: Chet 99; DesertRhino; ExTexasRedhead; Frantzie; GOP_Lady; HamiltonJay; impeachedrapist; ...

ping


19 posted on 12/01/2008 7:41:31 PM PST by Perdogg (01-20-2013 Obama's last day - If we make it)
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To: dascallie

one of the people.


20 posted on 12/01/2008 7:41:55 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: dascallie

This should really please the leftists!!! BAAAWWWAHHHHHHHH


21 posted on 12/01/2008 7:42:06 PM PST by goodnesswins (CONSERVATIVES....saving America's A** whether you like it or not!)
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To: CodeToad

the american taxpayer


22 posted on 12/01/2008 7:42:18 PM PST by ari-freedom (Conservatives solve problems. Libertarians ignore problems. Liberals create problems.)
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To: dascallie

No wonder his Administration has no change - he spent it all on the ring.


23 posted on 12/01/2008 7:42:26 PM PST by TheWasteLand
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To: Girlene

Guess he didn’t watch Blood Diamond....


24 posted on 12/01/2008 7:42:28 PM PST by lilycicero (Sounds like he bought her a fancy hubcap.)
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To: OneWingedShark

25 posted on 12/01/2008 7:42:59 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom IF DA BIRTH PLACE IS A LIE, BEING DA PRESIDENT AIN'T GONNA FLY!)
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To: dascallie
Barack Obama to buy rare £20,000 gold ring for his wife.

Considering that she has been the wage earner for much of their marriage would it not be more truthful to say that BO is using money his wife earned to buy her a gift?

26 posted on 12/01/2008 7:43:14 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Faith Manages. I consider myself a bit of a purist, and proud of it.)
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To: dascallie

Not very pretty. I wonder how that gold they are using to craft it was mined? Gold and diamonds from slaves working in mines?


27 posted on 12/01/2008 7:43:16 PM PST by linn37
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To: dascallie

It’s his money, let him spend it on what he wants. He isn’t using public funds so I don’t see a problem. As to being a hypocrite, well he’s a liberal so that goes without saying.


28 posted on 12/01/2008 7:43:27 PM PST by Sharrukin
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To: dascallie
What did he do wrong? Reminiscent of Kobe Bryant....
29 posted on 12/01/2008 7:43:37 PM PST by LA Woman3 (Democrat slogan: "It's your money and I need it now!")
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To: Doug TX

You beat me to it!!


30 posted on 12/01/2008 7:45:09 PM PST by LA Woman3 (Democrat slogan: "It's your money and I need it now!")
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To: dascallie

I want it sold immediately and the money given to the People! It’s only fair. CHANGEY HOPEY!!


31 posted on 12/01/2008 7:45:26 PM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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32 posted on 12/01/2008 7:46:01 PM PST by traumer
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To: al baby
O-ba-ma! O-ba-ma! O-ba-ma! O-ba-ma![/sarc][/cynic]
33 posted on 12/01/2008 7:46:09 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: dascallie; Fred Nerks; LucyT; Beckwith
Hey a finger ring? So what. Good on him! Its his money.

Now if it were a nose ring it might be even better, but ...( lets not go there just yet)

The leftie moonbats are getting their wake up!

We told yah about the "King of Suth Afriga" syndrome Obama has, but y'all voted him in!

Who's crying Now?

Buahahahahah!

34 posted on 12/01/2008 7:46:55 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: metmom

35 posted on 12/01/2008 7:47:14 PM PST by traumer
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To: dascallie
Since the Obama's are the "haves" and I am a "have not", why would he mind REDISTRIBUTING $10,000 of that ring to me?!!! Friggin' hypocrites. Man of the people, my arse.

Stupid sheeple who elected him have their heads so far up their arses they won't even hear about this overtly inappropriate use of their OUR tax dollars.

36 posted on 12/01/2008 7:47:23 PM PST by I'm ALL Right! (When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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To: dascallie

Is this satire? Or has it really come to this? Maybe the White House will be on MTV Cribs next.

I hope it turns out that minority child labor does the mining, the mining itself pollutes the water, and Bono is strongly opposed to it.


37 posted on 12/01/2008 7:47:30 PM PST by lacrew (Yup, they're girded!)
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To: CodeToad
Where does Obama get such monies? So far he has been a Community Organizer at $13,000/year, a state senator for probably $50,000/year and a US Senator at around $170,000/year.

I asked that question too. Then I remembered something.

Do you have any idea how many STUPID people bought his TWO autobiographies???

That's his wealth in a nutshell.

38 posted on 12/01/2008 7:48:25 PM PST by Centurion2000 (To protect and defend ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic .... by any means necessary.)
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To: dascallie

Man, think of all the sponge baths that ring could have bought for the homeless . . .


39 posted on 12/01/2008 7:48:34 PM PST by tumblindice (Pay homage to our new Ant overlords!)
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To: dascallie

I can only laugh about the prize ass America’s put in that office.


40 posted on 12/01/2008 7:48:49 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (By Obama's own reckoning, isn't Lyndon LaRouche more qualified? He's run since the 70's)
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To: traumer

Why does Eddie Murphy have a giant string of gourmet cheeses around his shoulder?


41 posted on 12/01/2008 7:49:26 PM PST by Centurion2000 (To protect and defend ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic .... by any means necessary.)
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To: dascallie
So when do the white farmers get run off their land in Obamugabe's America?


42 posted on 12/01/2008 7:49:29 PM PST by KarlInOhio (11/4: The revolutionary socialists beat the Fabian ones. Where can we find a capitalist party?)
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To: OneWingedShark

Of course he’s just like them. Look at all the support he gave to his cousin Raila Odinga, 0bama gave him $1,000,000 and advice throughout his campaign and subsequent violence.


43 posted on 12/01/2008 7:51:03 PM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: traumer

We goin sizzler We goin sizzler We goin sizzler We goin sizzler We goin sizzler We goin sizzler We goin sizzler We goin sizzler


44 posted on 12/01/2008 7:51:32 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom IF DA BIRTH PLACE IS A LIE, BEING DA PRESIDENT AIN'T GONNA FLY!)
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To: CaribouCrossing
“Can find the rarest metal on earth but can’t find his Birth Certificate?

That would look good on a protest sign- and make a great tagline to boot.

45 posted on 12/01/2008 7:51:38 PM PST by Tammy8 (Please Support and pray for our Troops, as they serve us every day.)
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To: al baby
Whats with the blank space under his right shoulder? It's just begging to be accessorized :)
46 posted on 12/01/2008 7:53:09 PM PST by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: dascallie

Ever been in a cheap motel? The TV is nailed down. The remote is screwed to the table, and the hangers come apart so they are useless to steal. Just a random thought that popped in my head when I read this - they’re just so classy!

BTW, wasn’t the MSM concerned about the cost of CIndy McCain’s earrings?


47 posted on 12/01/2008 7:53:39 PM PST by lacrew (Yup, they're girded!)
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The MSM will STILL spend more time talking about Sarah Palin's $150,000 wardrobe,,, or John McCain's houses,,,

than they will on this.

If it wasn't for double standards,,,

liberals would have none.

48 posted on 12/01/2008 7:53:46 PM PST by stockstrader (At least Biden tried to warn us of the dangers of an inexperienced and unqualified ticket)
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To: dascallie

“TACKY”


49 posted on 12/01/2008 7:54:31 PM PST by primatreat ( Crash and Burn by January 20th. Blame Bush..Right!)
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To: traumer

Awwwww, how cute. They’re punching knuckles like the high school soccer team does when they score a goal.

If that’s a sign of affection for them......


50 posted on 12/01/2008 7:54:33 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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