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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: Prodigal Son
It all makes a difference, ALL OF IT. Their actions reflect their beliefs on minor issues all the way to life and death issues.

A simple response to a simple situation does not mean that the same posters are not interested in the Taliban in Pakistan.

151 posted on 05/01/2009 8:07:46 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: New Perspective
It all makes a difference, ALL OF IT.

LOL. To you.

Not to me.

Personally, if the world just sort of exploded right now and we went rocketing off into space in a kazillion little pieces... I just wouldn't care.

I use sunblock though. Go figure.

I haven't owned a television in 18 years. That's taken a lot of the stress out of my life. I only ever heard President Bush's actual speaking voice on a half dozen occasions. I never get worked up by the media. I just unplugged 'em permanently long ago. Rendered them mute and meaningless.

The world is just a different place to me than it is to you- I'm pretty sure about it. And that aint apt to change I don't reckon.

But sometimes I see a hornets' nest and I gotta poke it. I just gots to. I don't care about getting stung. It's something about the way all them little critters just come pouring out of that little hole that fascinates me. It never changes. They come flying out every single time.

152 posted on 05/01/2009 8:22:30 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: lilycicero
She should be “Stomping in her Air Force Ones” !!

Smacking my head....why didn't I think of that?!


153 posted on 05/01/2009 8:28:15 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: dead

You can take the girl out of the ghetto...


154 posted on 05/01/2009 8:29:17 AM PDT by Melpomene
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To: algernonpj
Cost Of Edwards' Haircut Hits $1,250
Beverly Hills Hair Stylist Who Cuts Democratic Presidential Hopeful's Hair Tells All To Washington Post

WASHINGTON, July 5, 2007

(CBS/AP) Beverly Hills stylist Joseph Torrenueva tells the Washington Post that one of his haircuts for Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards cost $1,250 because Torrenueva had to fly to Atlanta and missed two days of work as a result. ..."

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/07/05/politics/main3019277.shtml

155 posted on 05/01/2009 9:03:10 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Zakeet

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156 posted on 05/01/2009 9:10:00 AM PDT by woollyone (I believe God created me- you believe you're related to monkeys. Of course I laughed at you!)
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To: Prodigal Son
I haven't owned a television in 18 years.....
The world is just a different place to me than it is to you- I'm pretty sure about it. And that aint apt to change I don't reckon.

My husband is on a news boycott. He can't believe this country has voted in a Muslim liberal (Black Panther) as a president. It blew him away. He's lost all hope for this country. Unless something changes, he'll still vote Conservative, but he'll just stand back and let the damages fall where they may. He doesn't want to hear about them.

He says he'd rather stay in his happy place instead and wait it out.

157 posted on 05/01/2009 9:11:57 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics
He can't believe this country has voted in a Muslim liberal (Black Panther) as a president.

Where do you get your information from? First of all, Obama isn't/wasn't a Black Panther, although his Weather Underground pals were allied with them in their war against America. Second, the Black Panthers were communist revolutionaries, not "Muslim liberals". Third, Obama is a 20-plus year student of Wright's "Black Liberation Theology". BLT advocates the communist overthrow of capitalism. Farrakhan's "Nation Of Islam" is nothing more than a BLT communist front movement. Commies have concocted these and other 'religions' to advance the communist cause.

From the Maoist Internationist Movement:
[1960s/original] Black Panther Party [BPP] Archives
From the article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROES

"On May 1st, May Day [1969], the day of the gigantic Free Huey rally, two of Alioto's top executioners vamped on the brothers from the Brown Community who were attending to their own affairs. These brothers, who are endowed with the revolutionary spirit of the Black Panther Party defended themselves from the racist pig gestapo.

Pig Joseph Brodnik received his just reward with a big hole in the chest. Pig Paul McGoran got his in the mouth which was not quite enough to off him.

The revolutionary brothers escaped the huge swarm of pigs with dogs, mace, tanks and helicopters, proving once again that "the spirit of the people is greater than the man's technology."

To these brothers the revolutionary people of racist America want to say, by your revolutionary deed you are heroes, and that you are always welcome to our camp."

Source: Maoist Internationist Movement
Article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROS (May 11, 1969):

http://web.archive.org/web/20060717050055/http://www.etext.org/Politics/MIM/bpp/index.html
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For all you'll ever need or want to know about
Wright's "Black Liberation Theology",
see my FR Home page:
http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/

Hint...

The Real Story Behind Rev. Wright's Controversial Black Liberation Theology Doctrine
Monday , May 5, 2008
FoxNews/Hannity's America
[special Friday night edition--original airdate May 2, 2008]

(some key excerpts)

["(Jose) Diaz-Balart is the son of Rafael Diaz-Balart y Guitierrez (a former Cuban politician). He has three bothers, Rafael Diaz-Balart (a banker), Mario Diaz-Balart (a US Congressman) and Lincoln Diaz-Balart (also a US Congressman). His aunt, Mirta Diaz-Balart, was Fidel Castro's first wife."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Diaz-Balart]

JOSE DIAZ-BALART, TELEMUNDO NETWORK: "Liberation theology in Nicaragua in the mid-1980's was a pro-Sandinista, pro-Marxist, anti-U.S., anti-Catholic Church movement. That's it. No ifs, ands, or buts. His church apparently supported, in the mid-'80s in Nicaragua, groups that supported the Sandinista dictatorships and that were opposed to the Contras whose reason for being was calling for elections. That's all I know. I was there.

I saw the churches in Nicaragua that he spoke of, and the churches were churches that talked about the need for violent revolution and I remember clearly one of the major churches in Managua where the Jesus Christ on the altar was not Jesus Christ, he was a Sandinista soldier, and the priests talked about the corruption of the West, talked about the need for revolution everywhere, and talked about 'the evil empire' which was the United States of America."

REV. BOB SCHENCK, NATIONAL CLERGY COUNCIL: "it's based in Marxism. At the core of his [Wright's] theology is really an anti-Christian understanding of God, and as part of a long history of individuals who actually advocate using violence in overthrowing those they perceive to be oppressing them, even acts of murder have been defended by followers of liberation theology. That's very, very dangerous."

SCHENCK: "I was actually the only person escorted to Dr. Wright. He asked to see me, and I simply welcomed him to Washington, and then I said Dr. Wright, I want to bring you a warning: your embrace of Marxist liberation theology. It is contrary to the Gospel, and you need, sir, to abandon it. And at that he dropped the handshake and made it clear that he was not in the mood to dialogue on that point."

Source: The Real Story Behind Rev. Wright's Controversial Black Liberation Theology Doctrine:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354158,00.html
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"Their founding document [the Weather Underground's] called for the establishment of a "white fighting force" to be allied with the "Black Liberation Movement" and other "anti-colonial" movements[1] to achieve "the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism."..."-Berger, Dan (2006). Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity. AK Press, 95.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weatherman_Underground#cite_ref-Berger_0-0

Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity (Paperback) by Dan Berger
http://www.amazon.com/Outlaws-America-Underground-Politics-Solidarity/dp/1904859410
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From the New York Times, August 24, 2003

"they [the Weather Underground] employed revolutionary jargon, advocated armed struggle and black liberation and began bombing buildings, taking responsibility for at least 20 attacks. Estimates of their number ranged at times from several dozen to several hundred."

Article: Quieter Lives for 60's Militants, but Intensity of Beliefs Hasn't Faded
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F04E4DE1539F937A1575BC0A9659C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=2

158 posted on 05/01/2009 9:30:58 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
Where do you get your information from? First of all, Obama isn't/wasn't a Black Panther, although his Weather Underground pals were allied with them in their war against America.

Fine. That's close enough for me, and people voted for him. Scary, huh?

159 posted on 05/01/2009 9:38:06 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics
I can understand your husband.

For me, it was just the realisation that the news media is designed to agitate me. This realisation only really hit me after several years without the television. My initial realisation was that living without television advertising was a hugely liberating experience. Then I got to seeing how the news media has perfected the art of 'reaching out and grabbing you' and not letting go.

Obviously, this is tied to advertising as well (viewer numbers) but then when you couple it with the idea that the news media are just as much in the people control business as the government it became like this big epiphany for me. That was a long time ago.

I don't miss the television at all. I read the paper. I keep up with things. But it just doesn't have that same 'hot effect' like a live telecast does.

I find that living life like this makes me focus more on my immediate environment and the people in my life. I'm a bit of a parametric determinist in that sense. I try to focus more on the range of choices I actually have rather than on things that (as I see it) are at this point 'irresistable forces' moving under their own inertia.

You know what I mean? I can bring a girl a flower when she wasn't expecting one or smile at one and tell her she's beautiful when I can see she doesn't hear that too often. I can stop long enough to show a child how to do something or to point out to him/her why what they're doing isn't such a good idea. I can keep my word to the people around me and make good on promises to my friends. These things have an immediate impact on me and the people around me.

I've just given up on politics. I try to enjoy what life I have left while I can- and while the government still allows people to travel. If a civil war ever kicks off again, I reckon I'll come home and pick a side and spend my ammo and maybe my life. That's about all I can do. But it just sort of starts to feel like anything anybody could do only amounts to pissing upwind.

Maybe if this 'Singularity' thing actually happens in my lifetime I can live long enough to see a different and better world. But I'm not banking on that one...

160 posted on 05/01/2009 9:50:59 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: penelopesire; BulletBobCo; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; ...

~~PING!


161 posted on 05/01/2009 10:14:08 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: concerned about politics
That's close enough for me, and people voted for him. Scary, huh?

Sure is. Can't say we didn't try to warn people.

162 posted on 05/01/2009 10:48:03 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: concerned about politics
Fine. That's close enough for me

The problem is, if you want to explain to others who and what he/Obama is, and you get basic things like that wrong, and these people know it's wrong, they'll doubt anything else you try to tell them. There's no better weapon than straight facts.

163 posted on 05/01/2009 10:54:58 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: maggief
This number cost $1925.00

Good to see the White House tightening its belt! My apologies for bringing up the BELT!! LOL

164 posted on 05/01/2009 10:59:17 AM PDT by Neverforget01 (Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.)
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To: synbad600

RE: “They’re still ugly no matter how much they cost.”

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Agree - as O.J. said of the shoes he claimed he did NOT wear on the night of Nicole’s murder, “I would not wear those ugly a** shoes!!!” The ugly a** shoes were very expensive designer loafers.

Re Michelle, did she actually purchase those shoes herself, or did the house of Lanvin give her a gift? Could she even accept such a gift, legally? Or did someone else give her the shoes??? Maybe Ted Kennedy gave her the shoes knowing she would be the dog’s primary caregiver and needed comfy shoes, at least when staffers were not assigned that ‘walking’ duty she now claims is hers.

But yes, those are UGLY shoes!


165 posted on 05/01/2009 11:01:20 AM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: Iron Munro

Re: “The Obamas are destroying jobs for Americans while Michelle creates jobs in Europe.”

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Remember the big to-do when Piper Palin was seen haulig around mom’s (probably fake) Louis Vuitton handbag? OH, what an outcry over that one!


166 posted on 05/01/2009 11:03:46 AM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: Ben Hecks

RE: “I think she still prefers her open-hoof sandals for gardening.”

*******

‘Open-hoof!’ LOL!! Stop, you’re killing me!


167 posted on 05/01/2009 11:06:23 AM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: kimmie7

OH MY GOD - did you hear??? Palin spent a fortune on her wardrobe for the election! Can we please focus on that??? Wall-to-wall press coverage where it is due!


168 posted on 05/01/2009 11:07:14 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: CaliforniaCon
as O.J. said of the shoes he claimed he did NOT wear on the night of Nicole’s murder, “I would not wear those ugly a** shoes!!!” The ugly a** shoes were very expensive designer loafers.

They had photos of him wearing those same "ugly *ss shoes" during some interview he did.

169 posted on 05/01/2009 11:07:24 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

Re: “............First Lady with sneakers- of utmost importance.

I got it, believe me, I got it.”

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Wearing those expensive designer ‘sneakers’ to serve meals at a food bank is a real faux pas for a ‘First Lady.’ Owning the shoes is not so much the problem as is the inappropriateness of showing them off at a food bank.

If the masses did not have any way of knowing these are ultra expensive designer sneakers it would not matter a bit, really.

I like designer accessories, too, but would think twice before wearing expensive items to assist at a food bank.


170 posted on 05/01/2009 11:22:30 AM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: ETL

RE: “They had photos of him wearing those same “ugly *ss shoes” during some interview he did.”

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Oh that’s right — I remember the photos now — what a circus that was and here in L.A. it was especially insane.

Now I remember the designer’s name: Bruno Magli!!!


171 posted on 05/01/2009 11:31:56 AM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: Zakeet

These are French sneakers and a gift from Sarkozy and Carla Bruni (my guess)

We all know Michelle came up the hard way and appreciates what a dollar is worth


172 posted on 05/01/2009 11:34:30 AM PDT by dennisw (Your action becomes your habit. Your habit becomes your character, that becomes your destiny)
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To: ETL

“What an “elegant” First Lady”

We had a genuinely elegant, truly beautiful, intelligent and kind First Lady for eight years—Laura Bush. The media scum couldn’t stand the fact there was nothing to drum up against her.

Now they’re trying to pretend Michele is a demure and classy beauty/fashion icon. LOL


173 posted on 05/01/2009 11:44:19 AM PDT by RooRoobird20 (1/20/2013: "Change We Can Believe In")
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To: Zakeet
The beast should really consider asking Laura for some fashion advice.
174 posted on 05/01/2009 3:00:00 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Who Is John Galt?)
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To: Zakeet

I only wear my cheap shoes when I’m worried about stepping in doggie do-do.


175 posted on 05/01/2009 5:10:01 PM PDT by smokingfrog (Don't mess with the mocking bird!)
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To: Zakeet

She’s riding high on things from country that she’s so ashamed of.


176 posted on 05/01/2009 5:23:40 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Zakeet

part of the bailout monies that m’obozo skimmed off for her personal use just like the professional makeup artist she needs.


177 posted on 05/01/2009 5:29:34 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: randita
Remember the Palin wardrobe scandal?

You could buy 300 pairs of those ugly French Sneakers for the $150,000 that was spent on Governor Palin. And let us not forget that many of those clothes were never worn and were returned.

300 pairs of sneakers could just about take care of the Obama Entourage.

178 posted on 05/01/2009 5:37:03 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Hitler used a TelePrompter, we would all be speaking German...)
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To: TurtleUp

I think it shows a lack of common sense and a total disregard for how she is perceived by the “people”. This couple is disgusting.


179 posted on 05/01/2009 6:58:26 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: Neverforget01

She is the worst-dressed first lady (I refuse to capitalize) that I can remember. She is just weird.


180 posted on 05/01/2009 7:01:24 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: Zakeet
"Let them eat cake!"

Anyone talked to Madam du Farge lately? I wonder how she's coming along with that scarf.

181 posted on 05/01/2009 9:40:18 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Prodigal Son
This thread already has over a hundred.

And you've contributed your share:-)

Hey, it's Friday night here. Time for a few laughs, a few guffaws at the opposition, who certainly took their swipes at us in the past eight years.

There' room for all perspectives on FR, have you seen the Canteen or the chat rooms, the Hobbit Hole ?

Cheers my FRiend!

182 posted on 05/01/2009 10:06:07 PM PDT by happygrl (Hope and Change or Rope and Chains?)
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To: Prodigal Son
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...

Now you're getting it!

That's the spirit !

Cheers!

183 posted on 05/01/2009 10:08:08 PM PDT by happygrl (Hope and Change or Rope and Chains?)
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To: Prodigal Son
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.

Yer funny....!

184 posted on 05/01/2009 10:11:06 PM PDT by happygrl (Hope and Change or Rope and Chains?)
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To: Prodigal Son
PS-- You're trying to change the argument in mid-stream. I was talking about the typical liberal hypocrisy, of saying one thing, and doing something completely different.

While many politicians stretch the truth from time to time, some are clearly worse than others.

The Bush twins never used the bully pulpit to berate Americans by telling what they should be doing with their lives, while they lived another way, behind their family.

Finally, I don't consider you to be "evil incarnate," nor do I expect you to succumb to any peer pressure, but I would appreciate if you remained consistent in your posts. You started off claiming Freepers were jealous and envious because of Mrs. Obama's shoes; I pointed out that it wasn't the shoes...that it was the hypocrisy. Then, you switched to your "all politicians are evil" rant. Sorry, but you lose credibility in my book, for what it's worth.

185 posted on 05/02/2009 4:08:23 PM PDT by Lou L
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To: Lou L
but I would appreciate if you remained consistent in your posts

Why should I remain consistent on such an inane/stupid topic?

I've made it very clear that I regard this whole thing as a stupid waste of time. I refuse to take it seriously at all. I don't care which shoes the First Lady wears. I just don't see it as an issue worth all the bother.

But it is really fun to try to wind people up when you see that they're all worked up over something. I like poking at people. I mean, for me, this was good fun. It was good for a laugh.

Hypocrisy is a dime a dozen. I never met anyone who wasn't a hypocrite at some point or another- including myself. It is so common it is like the air we breathe.

I am not seeking credibility. What you or anyone else here thinks of me is irrelevent to me. Well, ok, maybe not irrelevent- but pretty darn close.

To me, this was merely an exercise in sh1t-stirring. Nothing more. It's just amusing to see people get worked up over the shoes.

186 posted on 05/02/2009 5:29:51 PM PDT by Prodigal Son
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