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What Michelle Obama didn't tell the Olympics Committee
The American Thinker ^ | October 03, 2009 | Ethel C. Fenig

Posted on 10/04/2009 3:19:25 AM PDT by Scanian

While Michelle Obama fruitlessly pimped (oh ok, shilled, promoted) her corrupt, broke and now nationally known violent, native town, as a site for the 2016 Olympics, for the first time in her life she was seemingly proud of it.

Her neighborhood

"of working families -- families with modest homes and strong values.Sports were what brought our community together. They strengthen our ties to one another."

It was also, and still is, a relatively high crime neighborhood. It is a testimony to Michelle and her parents that she emerged relatively unscathed except with a huge, but somewhat understandable, chip on her shoulder. Many of the proposed venues for the games would be in or near her old neighborhood she noted, which is also not far from her former employer, the University of Chicago, an institution, which for some reason never reached out to her as a "promising student" as she once whined.

She continued her plea.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2016olympics; chicago; cronyism; flotus; graft; michelle; southside

1 posted on 10/04/2009 3:19:25 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
The 'neighborhood' from which she fled to an underpriced crony-supplied mansion so she could work at an overpaid patronage job at a university hospital encouraging poor people to use 'other' hospitals. Yeah! I guess she is proud of that.
2 posted on 10/04/2009 3:24:43 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Scanian

Michelle Obama is a PR disaster every time the Obama camp lets her out of her guilded cage with 27 paid synchophants and servants.

To brag, in Copenhagen and before the world, that your father taught you how to fight dirty in the streets of Chicago, land left hooks, and other rhetoric withing days of two students in Chicago being savagely beaten (one to death with planks and boards) is the height of being morally and politically tone deaf.

Someone lock her back up in the West Wing, get her a few alcoholic drinks, let her go shopping for hideous outfits, and get ready for another taxpayer financed "date night" somewhere.

3 posted on 10/04/2009 3:29:58 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

You’re so right and what I wonder is who wrote that speech for her? Surely someone had to check the speech at the very least! Talking about fighting only served to remind the IOC members of what they’ve seen on TV recently about Chicago, I’m sure.


4 posted on 10/04/2009 3:33:49 AM PDT by leapfrog0202
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To: leapfrog0202
You’re so right and what I wonder is who wrote that speech for her?

I have been looking for the transcript. The only person I heard talking about it was Michael Medved on his radio show. Medved is a very thoughtful man, and he usually does not go off half cocked. He was incredulous at her choice of words in the wake of the beatings and the one murder in Chicago.

6 posted on 10/04/2009 3:37:10 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Scanian

A typical Obama speech. It’s all about ME!


7 posted on 10/04/2009 3:37:34 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

“I don’t understand her huge chip.”

It’s not her fault she has huge hips? Oops you said chip, sorry.


8 posted on 10/04/2009 3:39:25 AM PDT by repubpub
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"Beauty is only skin deep but ugly goes right to the bone." Nipsey Russell.

9 posted on 10/04/2009 3:41:00 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Sullen.


10 posted on 10/04/2009 3:46:16 AM PDT by The Duke ("Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Democrat Party?")
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

After years of bombardment from race hustlers, poverty pimps, and libtard politicians, the chip-on-the-shoulder syndrome is probably the rule and not the exception.


11 posted on 10/04/2009 3:52:54 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

12 posted on 10/04/2009 3:53:30 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Scanian
I'm convinced that it's the “we're making such a sacrifice coming here to Copenhagen” remark that sunk Chicago's bid."Narcissistic" doesn't even *begin* to describe that comment.In future we must *encourage* Mrs Hussein to get involved in any matter she wants and to comment,publicly,about any issue she wants.
13 posted on 10/04/2009 3:54:23 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: Scanian

The woman is a hateful narcissistic wretch without a gracious or greatful bone in her body.

Enuff said.


14 posted on 10/04/2009 3:55:05 AM PDT by RowdyFFC (Nancy Pelosi...please deny her any health care....)
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To: Scanian

The article was about what Omama didn’t tell the Olympics committee but after reading it I can’t tell what that was.


15 posted on 10/04/2009 3:58:35 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Man, that pic says it all!!!!


16 posted on 10/04/2009 4:11:58 AM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Perhaps Michelle should consider wearing a Burqa!


17 posted on 10/04/2009 4:12:40 AM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: Scanian
That's Chicago, I guess.

I know many people of color who have the happiest and most pleasant disposition...nothing like Michelle.

She brings to mind that old adage "you see in others what you see in yourself." By that notion, she must be a "downright mean" and hateful person.

18 posted on 10/04/2009 4:13:45 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (For good judgment ask...What would Obama do? Then do the opposite!)
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You should read her thesis, "Princeton Educated Blacks"

Its all about the race card, 24/7/365.

19 posted on 10/04/2009 4:15:26 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Admin Moderator

Just curious...what was it about comment #5 that got it pulled?


20 posted on 10/04/2009 4:16:45 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (For good judgment ask...What would Obama do? Then do the opposite!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Ditto that...why?????


21 posted on 10/04/2009 4:19:03 AM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I was just going to add a comment that the picture depicts an utterly joyless person.

The only person I have seen in recent years with such a countenance is Rosalyn Carter.


22 posted on 10/04/2009 4:20:56 AM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: Admin Moderator

That action requires a response. Why?


23 posted on 10/04/2009 4:25:26 AM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

So thats what boiling hate looks like.


24 posted on 10/04/2009 4:31:12 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: norge
That action requires a response. Why?

I think it is kind of like the Obamas taking seperate Jets to Denmark at taxpayer expense:
Because they can, and there is nothing you can do about it.

The nerve of you to ask, after all. /s

25 posted on 10/04/2009 4:42:09 AM PDT by PalmettoMason (Half Honkey.....ALL Donkey! BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA! Mmm, Mmmm, Mmmmm!)
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To: PalmettoMason

I was asking the Admin Moderator why they pulled the pic of Michelle in post 5.

That action needs an explanation.

Otherwise, I know that Palmetto is pronounced Pal-metto.


26 posted on 10/04/2009 4:45:10 AM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: norge
Did you miss the "/s" tag?

I'm on your side.

27 posted on 10/04/2009 4:47:40 AM PDT by PalmettoMason (Half Honkey.....ALL Donkey! BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA! Mmm, Mmmm, Mmmmm!)
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To: johniegrad

What she didn’t tell them is the context that the author is supplying, I suppose. He doesn’t come right out and say “she didn’t them that Chicago is a crime ridden, corrupt hell-hole.”


28 posted on 10/04/2009 4:48:40 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't tell 0bama what comes after a trillion.)
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To: PalmettoMason

Got it...no prob here.


29 posted on 10/04/2009 4:48:42 AM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies; Admin Moderator

Have you received a response?

I am very curious why the pic was pulled. Did you add a comment that may have been demeaning?

Otherwise, I would think that post 9 should be pulled, too.

Lacking a response, I’m ticked off.


30 posted on 10/04/2009 5:09:39 AM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: Scanian; Eroteme
"Some of my best memories are sitting on my dad's lap, cheering on Olga and Nadia, Carl Lewis, and...."

Great comment from FReeper Eroteme here:

Carl Lewis ran in the 1980 Olympics? For which country? Under what pseudonym? If Michelle Obama sat on her Daddy's lap cheering on Carl Lewis in the Olympics, the earliest date would have been 1984, making her 20.

Even if you can disregard the creepy aspect, or get over the ridiculous picture of a 6 ft. woman of substantial heft sitting on the lap of a man with Multiple Sclerosis....

...there's evidence she and her father weren't even located in the same time zone during the summer of '84. (Unless her father was attending summer camp in New York, where she was a counselor.) Political columnist Lynn Sweet reported in August of last year that Michelle worked at Camp ABC for the Fresh Air Fund.

Bottom line is, no one's "running after" this as an issue, if the issue is where her large rump was in the summer of '84. It is, however, wholly legitimate to notice when the the First Lady of the U.S. tells deliberate whoppers for self-serving reasons while on the national stage.

31 posted on 10/04/2009 5:14:02 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: norge
No response yet.

I didn't think my comment was beyond the pale...which is why I am curious.

32 posted on 10/04/2009 5:20:09 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (For good judgment ask...What would Obama do? Then do the opposite!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
I'm convinced that it's the “we're making such a sacrifice coming here to Copenhagen” remark that sunk Chicago's bid.

Her comment about "Taking No Prisoners " was even worse
33 posted on 10/04/2009 5:21:13 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Scanian
Olympics for Chicago 2016 - The Cost to the People of the United States:

A - The First Lady:

1. Unhidden cost of her US aircraft to and from Copenhagen?

2. Cost and detailed list of accompanying staff currently on the US payroll?

3. Cost of accompanying staffs' accommodations, food, refreshments, local travel (taxi), Official Transportation, etc. for First Lady's party?

4. Any additional aircraft for First Lady's party, for folks like family, press, dog, Secret Service?

5. Amount Opra is reimbursing the USA for her envolvement and that of her staff for #1 - #4, above?

6. Amount the Chicago Olympic Committee is reimbursing the USA for the First Lady's envolvement and that of her staff for #1 - #4, above?

B - POTUS

1. True and total unhidden cost of Air Force One for the trip to and from Copenhagen?

2. Cost and detailed list of accompanying staff currently on the US payroll?

3. Cost of accompanying staffs' accommodations, food, refreshments, local travel (taxi), Official Transportation, etc. for the POTUS's party?

4. Any additional aircraft for POTUS's party, for folks like family, press, dog, Secret Service?

5. Cost US picking for accompanying Press Corps, including travel, accomodations, food, refreshments, etc.?

6. Cost of flying the POTUS "big black car" and the accompanying Secret Service vehicles, drivers, fuel, staff accomodations, food and refreshments?

7. Amount the Chicago Olympic Committee is reimbursing the USA for the POUS's envolvement and that of his staff for #1 - #6, above?

C - Total net expense for "A" & "B" to the USA Tax Payers?

All I ask for a a true and honest (if that is not redundant!) of this "excercise" to the American Public. I'd be interested to also know who has personal vested interests in the possible favorable outcome for this adventure, specifically relating to the possible sale of real estate and other servicees should the Chicago Olympic Committee - 2016 be successful.

That's all I ask. Starting to think of the length of time a snow flake or many snow flakes can survive in Hell while I await the answer to the forgoing questions.

When will someone in the "main stream" news business address any of these questions and share the results with us.

34 posted on 10/04/2009 5:22:22 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Sarah Palin forever!)
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To: MaryFromMichigan
It is, however, wholly legitimate to notice when the the First Lady of the U.S. tells deliberate whoppers for self-serving reasons while on the national stage.

Was that her or her speech writer's gaff --When this gets widespread attention I am willing to bet the speechwriter will get reamed
35 posted on 10/04/2009 5:24:06 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: uncbob

I would blame Michelle.
Even if the speech writer made up the story, Michelle would have known the truth.


36 posted on 10/04/2009 5:31:16 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Dem Guard

That’s the best fashion advice I have heard since November 4th.


37 posted on 10/04/2009 5:51:03 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: SonOfDarkSkies; norge
Posting of Getty copyright images is not allowed per:

Also, do not post images from Corbis or Getty.

38 posted on 10/04/2009 5:53:58 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Good to know! Thx much!


39 posted on 10/04/2009 6:08:25 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (For good judgment ask...What would Obama do? Then do the opposite!)
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To: MaryFromMichigan
I would blame Michelle. Even if the speech writer made up the story, Michelle would have known the truth.

I agree. And on top of it, the speech would have passed through about 20 hands minimum before she delivered it in Copenhagen. Not one thought to double check when these athletes competed? Pretty basic stuff. Normal, honest people do fact checking to make sure their memories are accurate....because normal people think the truth matters. When making up a story, you'd check the facts just to cover your rear. They're not just liars, but incompetents as well.

And thanks for the hat tip at #31. The people who think the incident is minor or nitpicky either do not understand the critical nature of character in government, or they don't care. This is enormously instructive info about this administration, and absolutely salient to issues far graver than the Olympics.

40 posted on 10/04/2009 6:22:16 AM PDT by Eroteme
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To: MaryFromMichigan

That may be true but if it was the speech writer he or she will catch holy hell

I just hope Beck Limbaugh Levin Hannity get all over the story


41 posted on 10/04/2009 6:25:52 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Eroteme

“When making up a story, you’d check the facts just to cover your rear. They’re not just liars, but incompetents as well.”

I believe they wrote it on purpose, left it in the speech on purpose, because they knew it would sound good and they’d never get called on it. Just like the Clintons. The only reason Hillary got called out on her “flying in under hostile fire” comment was because the State Run Media had already decided Obama was their man.


42 posted on 10/04/2009 6:30:32 AM PDT by Jackson57
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Thank you for that explanation.


43 posted on 10/04/2009 8:54:07 AM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

It’s a Getty image - which is not allowed on FR.


44 posted on 10/04/2009 12:13:17 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

Thx...I will avoid Getty in the future.


45 posted on 10/04/2009 12:15:51 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (For good judgment ask...What would Obama do? Then do the opposite!)
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Bookmarked for later


46 posted on 10/04/2009 12:18:25 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: Mark was here

47 posted on 10/04/2009 3:04:33 PM PDT by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar. ---- "OBAMA: THE GREAT MISTAKE OF 2008")
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To: leapfrog0202

And to state she’d “Take no prisoners!” Ultimate classy. That look in the above photo is the same hateful one she shot at Carla Bruni - has she not even learned in the past 2 years that there is ALWAYS a camera on her, or does she just not care to try to hide her hatred of whitey?


48 posted on 10/08/2009 4:14:17 PM PDT by GnuHere
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