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What Recession? Michelle Obama Wears $635 Shoes on $4000 Per Night Hawaii Vacation
Monday, December 28, 2009 | Kristinn

Posted on 12/28/2009 7:16:00 PM PST by kristinn


Photo: Huffington Post.


Photo: New York Magazine.

Barack Obama enjoys living like a king, so why shouldn't Michelle Obama live like a queen?

The First Lady was photographed last night in Hawaii wearing $635 per pair designer shoes by Maison Martin Margiela.

The shoe style is called "Leather open toe flat pumps." It features a "thin nude leather strap across the top of the toe."

A woman lucky enough to have a job in this economy and working for the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour would have to work 88 hours (without taxes taken out) to make enough to pay for Michelle Obama's shoes. If she can get them on sale, they would only set her back $445 for 62 hours work.

The Obamas are staying at an $8.9 million estate for an estimated $4000 per night. To cover the Obama's ten night stay, the minimum wage worker would have to work two-and-a-half years (before taxes) to come up with the $40,000 Obama is reportedly laying out.

Obama has lectured Americans about how they can not expect to live their lives as indulgently as they have in the past. He has lectured businesses about their travel and pay. Yet Obama and his wife live like kings and queens.

The news media has yet to call him out on his extravagance when there is 10% unemployment with no sign of the employment picture improving this coming year.

H/T maggief


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: americanmugabe; bhochristmas; boobbelt; caption; elitists; fashion; fashionpolice; flotusmichelle; fuglyfashions; glitteratti; letthemeatcake; michelleobama; wookie
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1 posted on 12/28/2009 7:16:00 PM PST by kristinn
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To: maggief

Thanks for your fashion expertise.


2 posted on 12/28/2009 7:16:59 PM PST by kristinn (A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.)
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To: kristinn
Those are some ugly shoes and look very uncomfortable!
3 posted on 12/28/2009 7:19:48 PM PST by mystery-ak (gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: kristinn

Well imagine that! What a couple of monetary biggots. I can’t stand either of them. They need to be removed at the first opportunity with emphasis. Send them home to chicago to rot!


4 posted on 12/28/2009 7:19:50 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: kristinn

Quite the trendsetter... The fashion mags will tout these as next season’s ‘must have’. And so will fashion runways...;meanwhile, America burns. sickening.


5 posted on 12/28/2009 7:20:23 PM PST by SueRae
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To: kristinn

How much do you pay for top of the shoe


6 posted on 12/28/2009 7:20:34 PM PST by Flavius
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To: kristinn

Looks like they should cost about $2.98 (plus tax, of course).


7 posted on 12/28/2009 7:20:34 PM PST by Faith (Natural born citizen and willing to prove it.)
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To: kristinn

Liberals always whine about the rich “stealing” from the poor by giving them jobs and then Obama lives like a king on our stolen tax dollars. If Bush had done that in his first year, the libs would STILL be complaining.


8 posted on 12/28/2009 7:20:39 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The Second Amendment. Don't MAKE me use it.)
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To: kristinn

Will we see a knock off at PayLess soon?


9 posted on 12/28/2009 7:21:12 PM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: SueRae

I wouldn’t be caught dead in those shoes. Imagine how much your feet would squish around in their own sweat! Gross.


10 posted on 12/28/2009 7:22:19 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: kristinn

“Do as I say, and not as I do. . . . “

It’s practically the motto of this administration. . . .


11 posted on 12/28/2009 7:22:41 PM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
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To: kristinn

Worn In September '09 by Maison Martin Margiela

12 posted on 12/28/2009 7:24:07 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: mystery-ak

Just goes to show she’s stupid. Nobody with half a brain would pay that kind of money for those shoes.


13 posted on 12/28/2009 7:24:07 PM PST by McLynnan
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To: McLynnan

Umm, I’m pretty sure WE, as in taxpayers, paid for those. The joke is on us.


14 posted on 12/28/2009 7:25:25 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: kristinn

Someone stole half of her shoes.


15 posted on 12/28/2009 7:25:55 PM PST by The Phantom FReeper (Screw Obamastan...I'm going off to find John Galt.)
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To: kristinn

I doubt Mrs. Omama is paying for all her duds, will these be listed on gifts and contributions to the first family per law? Will our diligent national press look into who is funding her lavish lifestyle and what is the perk the funder is after? I hold my breath while waiting for the news.


16 posted on 12/28/2009 7:26:29 PM PST by RicocheT
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To: kristinn

I could cut some toes out of some sneakers down at the Outlet Mall for a lot less.


17 posted on 12/28/2009 7:26:52 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: kristinn; NautiNurse; GOP_Lady; maggief

Despicable. Those shoes are truly UGLY, by the way... I wouldn’t pay 99 cents for ‘em.


18 posted on 12/28/2009 7:27:50 PM PST by nutmeg (Rush Limbaugh & Sarah Palin agree: NO third parties! Take back the GOP)
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To: McLynnan
Nobody with half a brain would pay...

CONFUCIUS SAY: 1/2 a shoe better than no shoe at all..

19 posted on 12/28/2009 7:28:30 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: kristinn

I didn’t know they made womens shoes that big.


20 posted on 12/28/2009 7:30:21 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: kristinn

She’s stepping on a man-hole cover. hehehe Poetic justice?


21 posted on 12/28/2009 7:30:31 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: kristinn

well, that ‘splains the remnants from the discarded curtain pile at the Dollar Store...


22 posted on 12/28/2009 7:30:57 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun control means hitting where you're aiming!)
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To: kristinn

$635 for that?! How much is coming back in campaign contributions???


23 posted on 12/28/2009 7:31:17 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: kristinn

I think she does this conspicuously and on purpose, to appeal to the MTV Cribs mentality of so many sheeple.

BTW, only a complete moron would pay that amount for one pair of shoes...even if she is ‘movin on up’


24 posted on 12/28/2009 7:31:54 PM PST by lacrew (The 274th trimester is a very late procedure)
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To: Sunshine Sister

I was thinking that too. Then blisters set in...

By the way she carries herself, I think those itsy bitsy straps would not last a day.


25 posted on 12/28/2009 7:32:38 PM PST by 4mybiz
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To: kristinn

Kind of reminds me of The Little Tramp, only with the top of the shoe peeled completely off.

It also would help, I would guess, not being a fashion maven, to have cute little toes if you are going to wear something like this. Obviously not the case here.

And another question. When these end up on the Goodwill shoe table, would a Goodwill shopper go for them?


26 posted on 12/28/2009 7:32:47 PM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: kristinn
One example of why you do not want the formerly 'poor' and disempowered; finding themselves in the White House. There is much to be said for those in power; being used to it; and the same with having money. They can fully concentrate on the businesss at hand; and not the trappings of wealth; a wealth that in fact, does not belong to them but is on loan from the American people; IMHO. Not always the case;of course; but 'today'; it surely makes one.

Or. . .perhaps, more to truth; it is at least, 'first why' we do not want Liberals White House. The biggest hypocrits of all. 'Blessing the little people' while devouring the higher trappings of power and with insatiable appetites.

Woe abounds; when both MO's meet in one man - and his wife. . .

27 posted on 12/28/2009 7:34:03 PM PST by cricket ('Don't bow for me Obama ' (America's 'sorry' President)http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSW)
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To: kristinn

Imelda Obama.


28 posted on 12/28/2009 7:34:39 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: kristinn
Michelle O, Haverford, PA:

A lot of people are talkin about elitism and all that. But let me tell you who me and Barack are so you're not confused. Yeah, I went to Princeton and Harvard but the lense through which I see the world is the lense I grew up with. I'm the product of a workin class upbringin. I grew up on the South Side of Chicago...

She's using her tough girl's voice. PHONY!

29 posted on 12/28/2009 7:36:57 PM PST by vrwc54
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To: mystery-ak
Actually, think they look very comfortable. . .but not particularly attractive. Think Michelle cannot always show her shoulders/biceps in winter perhaps; so our gaze is now directed at her exposed feet.

Overall impression with print dress is that only market basket on head is missing, IMHO.

30 posted on 12/28/2009 7:37:19 PM PST by cricket ('Don't bow for me Obama ' (America's 'sorry' President)http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSW)
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To: kristinn

I don’t recall EVER seeing an uglier dress. It looks like its parts were found in some ghetto rag bag.


31 posted on 12/28/2009 7:38:07 PM PST by IM2MAD
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To: kristinn

I guarantee you she didn’t pay for any of it!

And it doesn’t matter if they are supposed to pay. It doesn’t mean these people follow any damn rules, laws, etc.!

I have had all the lectures I intend to take from jack*ss BIG EARS and his unfashionable wife BIG FOOT.

Just because something cost a lot of money doesn’t mean it’s fashionable especially when Michelle Obama is wearing it.


32 posted on 12/28/2009 7:38:22 PM PST by kcvl
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To: RicocheT
Jul-17-09 ...A proposed new law that would extend copyright protection to clothing has designers in an uproar and threatens to widen a rift in the American fashion industry. For Maria Cornejo, whose Zero + Maria Cornejo label is a favorite of First Lady Michelle Obama, the Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA) would protect her work for three years from knock-offs.


33 posted on 12/28/2009 7:38:36 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: LucyT

Ma Belle fashion ping!


34 posted on 12/28/2009 7:39:01 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks (Dollar a Day Member..............Free Republic is not Free!)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Good grief. . .money does not always make for pretty shoes and no better example. Barf shoe alert here. . .
36 posted on 12/28/2009 7:39:36 PM PST by cricket ('Don't bow for me Obama ' (America's 'sorry' President)http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSW)
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To: kristinn; maggief

Waiting for the media to excoriate her as they did Nancy Reagan


37 posted on 12/28/2009 7:42:00 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: kristinn
Seeing the word "nude" in any descriptive text about that buffalo makes me want to puke.

She is truly the ugliest woman I have ever had the displeasure to look upon.

I thought that Jacqueline broad was over rated, but this one...damn!

"Coyote" also comes to mind.

38 posted on 12/28/2009 7:43:08 PM PST by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and Obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: kristinn

Those are some ugly shoes. I have big feet and I tell you the ONLY reason I would consider something like those is because my feet were too big for anything else.


40 posted on 12/28/2009 7:44:04 PM PST by janipa
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To: Faith

No tax...remember Demoncrats don’t pay taxes.


41 posted on 12/28/2009 7:45:11 PM PST by Merlinator (Take them all down...one czar at a time FUBO)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I didn’t know they made womens shoes that big.

I think these are reineforced for heavy horses like the the first Wookie.



42 posted on 12/28/2009 7:45:50 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Well, we didn't get dressed up for nothin')
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To: kristinn

“Let-them-eat-cake-Michelle.”


43 posted on 12/28/2009 7:47:05 PM PST by hummingbird (hummingbird. Conservative hummingbird.)
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To: mystery-ak

My husband can vouch for the fact that “I looove shoes”. I would not put those shoes on my doggie. They are heinous and the designer should be slapped and sterilized.


44 posted on 12/28/2009 7:48:03 PM PST by brwnsuga (Not a Slave!)
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To: OldSmaj; kristinn; maggief

Another thread where I am ROFLMAO!

Do these people have any idea what a joke they are to sane Americans?

Sick joke, but a joke nonetheless.


45 posted on 12/28/2009 7:48:05 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If we ever forget that we're one nation under God,then we'll be a nation gone under.")
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To: kristinn
If I was going to pay $635 for a pair of shoes, they'd be more like these.
46 posted on 12/28/2009 7:48:39 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Sunshine Sister

Whats a few K out of billions? Besides, nobody will notice until the year 2034.


47 posted on 12/28/2009 7:48:51 PM PST by MaxMax (Lets get a sense)
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To: kristinn

I would never have thought to bind my shoes with a Band-Aid, but I will have to remember such a clever trick!

This designer, the same one who made the “half shoes” earlier in the year, must be on some really good drugs.

Ick. Who the crap gives this woman fashion advice, Elmo?


48 posted on 12/28/2009 7:49:03 PM PST by GnuHere
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To: kristinn

635 BUCKS FOR THOSE??

These people not only classless, they’re idiots.

Why does the phrase “Let them eat cake” and visions of guillotines keep running through my head?


49 posted on 12/28/2009 7:49:53 PM PST by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: kristinn
Ugh--ugh--

They are hideous. Can someone help this woman? She's really got a lot going for her, her height and athleticism. Why does she appear in public in such garish, ugly regalia?

50 posted on 12/28/2009 7:50:51 PM PST by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney? (Don't forget to bring your cameras))
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