Skip to comments.First Lady Michelle Obama steps out in Lanvin sneakers and they're only $540!
Posted on 05/01/2009 5:09:44 AM PDT by Zakeet
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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.
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!'
“I dont like class envy”
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’!
....and something like 31K for a NYC photo op. Trust me, they're not using their own Visa Card.
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.
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."
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 ;-)
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.
A simple response to a simple situation does not mean that the same posters are not interested in the Taliban in Pakistan.
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.
You can take the girl out of the ghetto...
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. ..."
ghet toe covering
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.
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 , 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):
For all you'll ever need or want to know about
Wright's "Black Liberation Theology",
see my FR Home page:
The Real Story Behind Rev. Wright's Controversial Black Liberation Theology Doctrine
Monday , May 5, 2008
[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."
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:
"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 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.
Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity (Paperback) by Dan Berger
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
Fine. That's close enough for me, and people voted for him. Scary, huh?
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...