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First Lady Michelle Obama steps out in Lanvin sneakers and they're only $540!
New York Daily News ^ | May 1, 2009 | Amy Diluna

Posted on 05/01/2009 5:09:44 AM PDT by Zakeet

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To: Zakeet

Silk purse / sow’s ear, yadda yadda ...


101 posted on 05/01/2009 6:03:27 AM PDT by The Duke (I have met the enemy, and he is named 'Apathy'!)
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To: New Perspective

Definitely! That was “old” Queen Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother. The President Queen Elizabeth is also exemplary, of course; too bad the next generation are gnoofballs!


102 posted on 05/01/2009 6:03:29 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Stay out of Mexico. Wash your hands. Keep your pigs outdoors.)
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To: Zakeet

Rapper 'Ludacris'

Lyrics to Ludacris' Obama rap song, "Obama Is Here":

"Hey... I'm back on it

like I just signed my record deal, yeah the best is here

The Bentley Coupe paint is drippin wet, it got sex appeal

Never shoulda hated, you never shoulda doubted him

With a slot in the President's iPod, Obama shouted him

Said I handled my biz and I'm one of his favorite rappers

Well give Luda a special pardon if I'm ever in the slammer

Better yet put me in office, make me a Vice President

Hillary hated on you so that bitch is irrelevant

Now Jesse talkin slick and apologizin for WHAT~?!

If you said it then you MEANT it how you want it, head or gut

And all you other politicians tryin to hate on my man

Watch us win majority vote in every STATE on my man

You cain't stop what's 'bout to happen, we 'bout to make history

The first black President it's destined and it's meant to be

The threats ain't fazin us, the nooses or the jokes

Get off your ass black people it's time to get out and vote

Paint the White House black and I'm sure that's got 'em terrified

McCain don't belong in ANY chair unless he's paralyzed

Yeah I said it cause Bush is mentally handicapped

Ball up all of his speeches and just throw 'em like candy wraps

Cause what you talkin I hear nothin even relevant

And you the worst of all 43 Presidents

Get out and vote, or the end'll be near

And the world is ready for change cause Obama is here

YEAHHH! Cause Obama is here

The world is ready for change cause Obama is here

Yeahhhh, cause Obama is here

Say world is ready for change cause Obama is here

Hey!

http://lyrics.rapbasement.com/Ludacris_Politics%20(Obama%20Is%20Here)_lyrics_2129.html


103 posted on 05/01/2009 6:03:33 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Somewhere, a sofa is missing its upholstery.

104 posted on 05/01/2009 6:03:38 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: concerned about politics
What's in your wallet?

WHO is in Your Wallet? 0bama or Ben Franklin?
105 posted on 05/01/2009 6:04:11 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (The Constitution & Bill of Rights stand as a whole. Remove any part & nullify the whole.)
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To: maggief

Mr. Haney needs the exercise, bless his heart, if he’s going to horticulture through a D.C. summer.


106 posted on 05/01/2009 6:04:40 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Stay out of Mexico. Wash your hands. Keep your pigs outdoors.)
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To: concerned about politics
This is more her style.


107 posted on 05/01/2009 6:05:21 AM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a 5 year old son with Down Syndrome. He's a wonderful gift.)
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To: maggief

You would have a pic like that! LMAO!!!


108 posted on 05/01/2009 6:06:07 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: Fresh Wind
Holy crap, is she wearing a bustle or is that just a bunch of junk in the trunk. LOL.

where'd they dig those lesbians up too.

109 posted on 05/01/2009 6:09:13 AM PDT by SwankyC (Please stand by - The Patriot Act can and will be used against all of you right wing extremists.)
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To: Zakeet
What an "elegant" First Lady.


110 posted on 05/01/2009 6:10:58 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Prodigal Son
It doesn’t bother me that she wears expensive shoes. I don’t see why it should bother anybody. Some people like being bothered though.

I agree with your main points, but I don't think most Freepers are envious; I think we're more upset with the hypocrisy of the Obamas...bashing anyone who's earned wealth in this country--telling us all the time about how we should be sacrificing, paying more in taxes, where we should work and live, etc. -- all while pulling stints like this. These shoes epitomize the liberal, "do as I say, not as I do" mentality.

111 posted on 05/01/2009 6:11:02 AM PDT by Lou L
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To: SwankyC

Nope, that’s her back porch.

That’s why she has to wear her belt up close to her boobs.


112 posted on 05/01/2009 6:11:58 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: wheresmycheckbarry?

>>>ewe gross..does it ever shaves its legs...<<<

No, but it sheds a lot.


113 posted on 05/01/2009 6:14:14 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: New Perspective
Then the non-proud American slicky chick in the White House has the balls to wear $600 a pair sneakers. She needs to get a clue along with some class.

We're all going to have to tighten our belts and sacrifice.
Now get back to work. Washington needs your money.We've got a new $600 dollar business expense to pay off.

114 posted on 05/01/2009 6:14:21 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: SwankyC

>Holy crap, is she wearing a bustle
>or is that just a bunch of junk in the trunk?

Also see post 96:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2241911/posts?page=96#96


115 posted on 05/01/2009 6:14:57 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Fresh Wind
How many homeless people could have gotten good hot meals for the money the First ***** paid for those ugly sneakers?

No, no, no. You don't understand. We're being asked to sacrifice - not the Obomas.

116 posted on 05/01/2009 6:15:52 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics
It should.

This is what I'm talking about.

It's not for you to tell me what I should get upset about. That's not a conservative thing to do. That's a busy-body thing to do. Busy-bodiness has always been the realm of the left.

Don't you worry about what's in my wallet. If Michelle Obama wants to spend her money on expensive (but granted ugly) shoes, I don't care. I buy what I want and usually bash people over the head if they come up and tell me not to.

That's how freedom works. I do what I want with my money and you do what you want with yourn.

A free minded person doesn't care what shoes his fellow American is running around in. But much has changed in the US since I left. And it aint pretty. And it aint just the dems/left who have changed.

117 posted on 05/01/2009 6:20:28 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: Zakeet

Is that leg hair I see in that photo? Yeesh!


118 posted on 05/01/2009 6:22:33 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (I'm all for cap & trade. I want to cap government's power and trade it for a conservative one.)
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To: Zakeet

I know she didn’t pay for them with her OWN money, but those ugly-assed shoes are about $525 overpriced.


119 posted on 05/01/2009 6:23:03 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (We have our own pirates. They're called politicians.)
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To: Lou L
I think we're more upset with the hypocrisy of the Obamas...

All politicians are liars and criminals. All of 'em. Republicans. Democrats. (and whatever other names they come by)

It goes with the territory. People who seek to gain power over others by ascending to offices of power are inherently untrustworthy in my book. I don't care if they have an R after their names or a D. They're all crooks and you can't trust any of them.

I don't care about Michelle Obama's shoes.

I realise this kind of makes me evil incarnate here but I'm pretty much immune to group pressure. I don't care what you guys think about me. I call it like I see it. If this were one of Bush's daughters wearing an expensive item and the liberal media were slagging them off for it, people here would be defending the expensive item because then the partisan nature of the argument would be reversed. That's the truth and everybody here knows it.

It's silly.

120 posted on 05/01/2009 6:26:37 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: Prodigal Son
It's not for you to tell me what I should get upset about. That's not a conservative thing to do. That's a busy-body thing to do. Busy-bodiness has always been the realm of the left.

Excuse me, but my husband is an accountant. Those sneakers are a business expense. He's sees these things every day. You, I, and everyone else here WILL pay for those sneakers, and everything else the Obomas buy. Thar IS our business. The Obomas don't have to pay for anything as long as they "pretend" to be doing "the peoples business."

WE pay for every hair cut. WE pay for every joy ride. WE pay for everything they do - as long as they pretend to be doing it on our behalf.

121 posted on 05/01/2009 6:28:04 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: dawn53
It's the hypocrisy. They lecture all of us on our “careless” spending. I'd say paying $540 for the latest fashion trend pair of sneakers to be careless spending, especially while her and her husband say I need to give them more money. I say the same about her full time hair dresser and make up artist.
122 posted on 05/01/2009 6:28:20 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: Zakeet

Again, a fine example of how the elite dine on caviar and kobe beef at their dachas while the proletariat queue up by the hundreds for a half pound of sausage and a stale loaf of bread.

We’re all going to have to learn to do with less, except for the “more equal” pigs which brings me to the old saw of lipstick on a pig. You can put $450 sneakers on a pig but it is still a pig.


123 posted on 05/01/2009 6:28:44 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Sig Sauer P220
but those ugly-assed shoes are about $525 overpriced.

Not only that, but they suggest a serious lack of common sense on her part.

124 posted on 05/01/2009 6:29:19 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: New Perspective
Again, this has nothing to do with envy, it has to do with THEM telling us what to wear, what to drive, what to eat, what the temp in your house should be, how to raise your kids, how much money we should have, on and on and on.

LOL!

Ok, ok. I relent. Lets strike a blow for freedom here! Down with the shoes! Down with ugly shoes! I call for an immediate price ceiling on shoes that wives of democratic politicians can wear! That ought to show 'em we mean business!

125 posted on 05/01/2009 6:31:46 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: Zakeet

It’s realy sad when articles like this are written for reaction rather than content.


126 posted on 05/01/2009 6:36:27 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: concerned about politics
You, I, and everyone else here WILL pay for those sneakers, and everything else the Obomas buy.

Uh, yeah. That's how it works.

They get their money from the taxpayer. They get elected they get paid. Bush got elected, Bush got paid. If Palin were to get elected one day she would get paid. Hello.

If they want to spend their money on shoes- not my affair. Obama spends his on cigarettes doesn't he? Is that allowed? Hey if this what gets you excited, more power to you. I just think it's stupid. Americans created this system. Like the old saying goes 'I've made my bed, I have to lie in it now...' This isn't news. It's always been like this.

BTW, I like the 'my husband's an accountant' line too. I used to like to tell people 'my wife's a doctor' which is sort of like that old commercial 'I'm not a doctor, but I play one on tv...'. Which I think ultimately derives from 'My daddy can whip yours'.

127 posted on 05/01/2009 6:39:12 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: Prodigal Son
Down with the shoes! Down with ugly shoes! I call for an immediate price ceiling on shoes that wives of democratic politicians can wear! That ought to show 'em we mean business!

So sorry you missed the actual point, hypocrisy and meaning of the entire event as well as my post.

128 posted on 05/01/2009 6:41:39 AM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a 5 year old son with Down Syndrome. He's a wonderful gift.)
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To: lilycicero

LOL! She wore these “sneakers” to a food bank? I wonder if they were impressed?


129 posted on 05/01/2009 6:42:55 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: Lou L

Spot on, Lou.


130 posted on 05/01/2009 6:46:52 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: New Perspective

I don’t think I’ve missed the point. Not at all.

On another thread General Petraeus says we have 2 weeks to save Pakistan from being overrun by the Taliban. Now THAT is a serious issue and I can understand people getting worked up about it. You know, it has less than 3 dozen replies.

This thread already has over a hundred.

I’m not missing the point.

Taliban with nukes- of mild importance.

First Lady with sneakers- of utmost importance.

I got it, believe me, I got it.


131 posted on 05/01/2009 6:48:15 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: All

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What about all the lectures about ‘sacrifice’ and belt-tightening? The Commander-in-Thief needs to clue the First Sow in about that.
Look at the economic mess the nation’s in; you would think this is a monarchy.
But then I guess that’s ghetto trash for you.

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132 posted on 05/01/2009 6:52:27 AM PDT by patriot08
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To: Prodigal Son
They get elected they get paid. Bush got elected, Bush got paid. If Palin were to get elected one day she would get paid. Hello.

Apparently, you haven't much experience with business tax law. Their wages are one thing, and business expenses are another.
Business expenses are charged to the business. In this case, the tax payers. They (they're suppose to, anyway) work for us. That makes us the business. They're using our charge card. Get it?

133 posted on 05/01/2009 7:01:02 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Prodigal Son

Why are you bothering to read this thread???


134 posted on 05/01/2009 7:02:21 AM PDT by DooDahhhh (AMEN)
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To: Girlene

I know, I think she is an insensitive clod. She should be “Stomping in her Air Force Ones” !!


135 posted on 05/01/2009 7:04:13 AM PDT by lilycicero (Now that was a catchy song by Nelly :) You should mow in a pair)
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To: concerned about politics
They're using our charge card. Get it?

And this is a recent development I take it? It wasn't like this with the previous presidents?

I do not care about Michelle Obama's shoes.

When I was little, a common thing you would have heard me say would have been 'Gosh, he sho do get mad when we poke at him through the cage with this yere stick don't he?'

This is good fun to me. Down with the evil shoes! I love it. This is like a comedy sketch. Maybe we can organise a march or something...

Apparently, you haven't much experience with business tax law.

LOL, as a matter of fact, I don't. My old daddy was always telling me- 'Boy, you better get interested in business tax law- one day you're going to need it'. I never listened to him. Man... I should have. I've got my priorities all messed up (and if you can't find something witty to say with that you aint trying very hard).

I'm going to get serious about these shoes. I promise. The fate of the free world is in the balance.

136 posted on 05/01/2009 7:09:11 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: ETL; nahanrac

Looks like she has more toes to cover than just on her feet. COME on buy some pants that fit properly.


137 posted on 05/01/2009 7:09:24 AM PDT by lilycicero (Please do not make the pic bigger...I'm beggin.)
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To: DooDahhhh
Why are you bothering to read this thread???

Because I feel like it. Simple as that. I was scouting around for entertainment. I came across this thread. Looked like a big pile of dung so I jumped in with both feet to see how big of a splash I could make. Yeeha!

Why are you? You don't like Michelle's shoes either? I'm with you- I don't like 'em. I wouldn't wear 'em myself. Probably wouldn't have bought that particular pair.

I guess where I'm different is I don't think it's a big deal. But I see that people here do. Maybe I should just leave you all to it?

Of course, this is sarcasm. I just find it silly that people are getting worked up over shoes when there are some no sh!t serious things happening out there. It's bizarre is all. It's like professional wrestling. Whole world going to hell in a henbasket and freepers are reduced to condemning Michelle Obama's shoes.

This is what politics does to people.

138 posted on 05/01/2009 7:17:19 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: DooDahhhh
Why are you bothering to read this thread???

He's got a crush on Michelle.

139 posted on 05/01/2009 7:17:23 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Zakeet

Michelda Marcos.


140 posted on 05/01/2009 7:19:24 AM PDT by magellan
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To: Prodigal Son
And this is a recent development I take it? It wasn't like this with the previous presidents?

This is not new. The Bush's used our charge card, too. When was the last time you read about Laura lavishing herself in her own glory? If she had done it, the MSM would have been all over her for it. Heck, Sara's handlers spent voluntary donations for her campaign expenses, and the MSM crucified her for it.

141 posted on 05/01/2009 7:22:37 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics
The Bush's used our charge card, too. When was the last time you read about Laura lavishing herself in her own glory? If she had done it, the MSM would have been all over her for it.

I didn't give a flying f-word what Laura Bush spent her money on.

All politicians are untrustworthy and inherently dishonest in my book. All of 'em. That includes the Bush's. I don't expect the Obamas to be any different in that respect. I just can't it up for shoes. Ya know?

It's like- the political right is just in complete disarray and throwing a caniption fit (I don't know if I spelled caniption right) about shoes is about the most senseless waste of time I can think of.

This is my point.

Does anybody here really expect to change anything with all this carry-on about shoes? I would imagine the Obamas would be rather pleased to see people so distracted by such a stupid thing. It's like 'go get the shoe boy! That's right, go get it! Now bring it back... Good boy. Now go get the other one. Go get it... Tummy rub!'

142 posted on 05/01/2009 7:35:16 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: Prodigal Son; Zakeet; dawn53

“I don’t like class envy”

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Based upon my own reaction, I don’t think it’s ‘class envy’, I think it’s the hypocrisy of those who confiscate our income to ‘distribute the wealth more fairly’ that bothers people here ... The $5454 sneakers are along the same line of hypocrisy as Zero blowing >9,000 gallons of gas to fly AF1 to the mid west to promote living ‘green’!


143 posted on 05/01/2009 7:35:37 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj
The $5454 sneakers are along the same line of hypocrisy as Zero blowing >9,000 gallons of gas to fly AF1 to the mid west to promote living ‘green’!

....and something like 31K for a NYC photo op. Trust me, they're not using their own Visa Card.

144 posted on 05/01/2009 7:40:28 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: algernonpj

Woops!

I’m the world’s worst proof reader - meant $545.

I’m prone to seeing what I planned to write - not what I actually wrote.


145 posted on 05/01/2009 7:41:53 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: Prodigal Son
Does anybody here really expect to change anything with all this carry-on about shoes? I would imagine the Obamas would be rather pleased to see people so distracted by such a stupid thing.

Your own post, #117.......

"It's not for you to tell me what I should get upset about. That's not a conservative thing to do."

(Busted!)



146 posted on 05/01/2009 7:49:22 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics
Oh dear! You've got me! I'll just go out and hang myself. Wait, that'd be too good for me. Let me think... We don't have any fire ant beds Scotland so that's out... I'm all out of drill bits and I haven't seen Jack Bauer lately so no help there.

Wait, I got it. I'll go flog myself to death with dental floss. That ought to keep me busy for a while and I can leave you guys to get on with the serious business of saving the country.

It's been a good laugh- I'm just fixing to reaffix the stick in my rectum and get back with the program ;-)

147 posted on 05/01/2009 7:58:54 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: Zakeet
Nobody questions THE COLOSSUS!


148 posted on 05/01/2009 8:04:01 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Prodigal Son
Oh dear! You've got me! I'll just go out and hang myself. Wait, that'd be too good for me. Let me think...

Oh geeze. Get over it. We're paying for the power and privileges for all the politicians. That's just the way it is, and it should change. They take our money, then have the nerve to lecture us. We pay them, and they oppress us. We have every right to call them on it - even if it is "just" a $600 pair of tax payer paid sneakers. It all adds up.

150 posted on 05/01/2009 8:07:16 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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