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'D.C. Housewives,' get real: You're no Michelle Obama - BARF ALERT!
Washington Post ^ | August 8, 2010 | Courtland Milloy

Posted on 08/08/2010 7:30:40 PM PDT by maggief

EXCERPTS

During a news break, we got but a glimpse of Obama, radiant and sophisticated, touring the Alhambra palace in Granada with youngest daughter, Sasha. Then it was back to our regularly scheduled programmed descent to the bottom of the cultural barrel.

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Meanwhile, the real first lady is out charming the world, an ambassador of goodwill wherever she goes. Nothing but love and respect for her during recent visits to Mexico, Russia, Haiti and Spain.

That has to be at least part of the reason perceptions of U.S. leadership worldwide have improved so much since the Obamas moved into the White House -- up from 34 percent in 2008, under the Bush administration, to 51 percent in 2009, according to the U.S. Global Leadership Project.

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Then there's the outright disrespect and racism that she's been subjected to as the nation's first black first lady. Last year, for example, a prominent Republican activist from South Carolina called an escaped zoo gorilla one of Obama's ancestors.

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1 posted on 08/08/2010 7:30:41 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Maggie, do you have pictures of the “Obama, radiant and sophisticated?” LOL


2 posted on 08/08/2010 7:32:29 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Cincinna

PING!


3 posted on 08/08/2010 7:33:17 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: maggief

4 posted on 08/08/2010 7:34:20 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: 007girl; 1_Rain_Drop; 2nd amendment mama; 6323cd; AbolishCSEU; abner; afraidfortherepublic; ...
Michelle Fashion Police Alert Ping!

FReepmail GOP_Lady if you want on or off this ping list

5 posted on 08/08/2010 7:35:12 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: maggief

Wow, this is one heck of a piece of propaganda!

These people are sick.


6 posted on 08/08/2010 7:35:47 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: GOP_Lady

http://www.daylife.com/photo/03HDa4E497bTE?q=michelle+obama


7 posted on 08/08/2010 7:37:32 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

In all likelihood, Courtland Milloy is a member of the Journolist listserv — and has therefore forfeited any credibility he may have once enjoyed.


8 posted on 08/08/2010 7:37:43 PM PDT by Philo1962 (Iraq is terrorist flypaper. They go there to die.)
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To: maggief

The author

9 posted on 08/08/2010 7:38:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try. ~Master Yoda)
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To: maggief
Top Rule in Fashion: No bows on buttocks.
10 posted on 08/08/2010 7:39:49 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Reuters Pictures 14 hours ago U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is greeted by Princess Letizia before their lunch at Marivent Palace in Palma de Mallorca August 8, 2010.

11 posted on 08/08/2010 7:40:17 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

I saw that show about a bunch of self absorbed gals ..even the brunette had blonde roots.


12 posted on 08/08/2010 7:41:41 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: maggief

Shakiing my head.

Princess Letizia is “radiant and sophisticated.”


13 posted on 08/08/2010 7:42:18 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He just wrote this because he thinks Michelle is bootylicious.


14 posted on 08/08/2010 7:43:37 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: maggief

That’s a nice picture of super hot Princess Letizia meeting David “Big Papi” Ortiz!


15 posted on 08/08/2010 7:47:34 PM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: maggief

Excuse me, but I am of the opinion that the last sentence in that excerpt is a LIE. Even if not, after EIGHT YEARS of “Chimpy McBushhitler”, you can POUND SAND, you metrosexual PUNK!!!


16 posted on 08/08/2010 7:51:12 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: maggief

Are you kidding? The Spaniards were so disinterested they didn’t even turn up to watch her arrive at the palace. Now that is disinterest.


17 posted on 08/08/2010 7:53:34 PM PDT by McGavin999 (I'm sorry, your race card is overdrawn and no further charges can be accepted)
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To: maggief

These poor reporter creatures are trying so hard to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. It would be sad; if it weren’t so funny watching them try their best with all the lying praise they can summon up.


18 posted on 08/08/2010 7:54:40 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: maggief

Yeah! Dictators, Communists and Islamofascists just LOVE Obama (as opposed to being AFRAID oF Bush)!!! That’s what I call success!!!/sarcasm


19 posted on 08/08/2010 7:56:53 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: GOP_Lady

That is funny.


20 posted on 08/08/2010 7:58:37 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: roses of sharon

and...michele AIN’T no Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.


22 posted on 08/08/2010 8:02:22 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: maggief

What a beautiful and stylish young woman Princess Letizia is and...her dress and shoes are gorgeous.


23 posted on 08/08/2010 8:06:23 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Oh my goodness...I just posted something similar? Isn’t she just stunning???


24 posted on 08/08/2010 8:06:57 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: GOP_Lady
Maggie, do you have pictures of the “Obama, radiant and sophisticated?” LOL

Just another tale from the magical land of make-believe.

But look it's Peter Pan!

It's just Barry and The Lost Boys.
25 posted on 08/08/2010 8:07:15 PM PDT by mstar
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To: maggief

Now THAT woman knows how to dress and be feminine


26 posted on 08/08/2010 8:08:04 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Courtland Malloy:

“I know how the “tea party” people feel, the anger, venom and bile that many of them showed during the recent House vote on health-care reform. I know because I want to spit on them, take one of their “Obama Plan White Slavery” signs and knock every racist and homophobic tooth out of their Cro-Magnon heads.”


27 posted on 08/08/2010 8:08:51 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: cubreporter

And Moochelle shows up looking like a farmer’s wife. Nothing against farmers’ wives but I wouldn’t want to meet royalty dressed like one.


28 posted on 08/08/2010 8:09:52 PM PDT by sheana
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To: maggief
Meanwhile, the real first lady is out charming the world

She was so charming Chicago won the Olympics...oh wait...

29 posted on 08/08/2010 8:11:14 PM PDT by Neverforget01 (The 41st vote is now the 60th for the Dems)
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To: maggief

Courtland Malloy:

Online Readers Should Tone Down the Invective

By Courtland Milloy
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Who are you people?

You get invited to make comments about my work on The Washington Post Web site, and you turn my online message post into a dart board. You swagger into cyberspace under assumed names and start hurling invectives like drunks in a barroom brawl.

Sorry, but I must ask some of you to go elsewhere.

I wrote a column recently about alleged racial discrimination in the D.C. fire department, then went to see what I hoped would be your enlightened responses. What I found was uva2manassas and ged0368 at each others’ throats. And now I’ve had enough. I’m used to getting impassioned feedback, but this was out of hand.

UVA2: “Instead of stupidly reponding ‘racism’ to every critism, prove blacks aren’t lazy morons by bettering yourself.”

GED: “you are a racist white reneck. White ppl did the slaving on every race.”

Look at that, using broken English like shards of a whiskey bottle to attack each other.

Such uncouth behavior not only discourages thoughtful guests from expressing their views, but it also diminishes my online reader profile. As my colleague David Ignatius noted in his op-ed column Sunday about the future of the newspaper business, newspaper Web sites need to become more profitable if we are to survive. And the more we know about our online readers, the more precisely we can sell their demographics to advertisers.

Sure, I get some intelligent comment, but lately I’m wondering what to make of the growth of an increasingly noxious demographic.


30 posted on 08/08/2010 8:12:27 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Batman11

Well, now you have gone and done it. Your post will no doubt start an international incident with the PRM:

Peoples Republic of Massachusettsistan

I’m not sure but I believe that Mr. Ortiz is some kind of hero of some sort within the boundaries of the Republic.


31 posted on 08/08/2010 8:16:50 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: maggief
Obama, radiant and sophisticated

She is Jackie Kennedy! She is most beautiful woman in the world! Most intelligent as well! What else... Ah, she is a great gardener - 10 harvests per quarter!
32 posted on 08/08/2010 8:16:52 PM PDT by alecqss
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What else... Ah, she is a great gardener - 10 harvests per quarter!

Yeah, she's hell on Farmville.

33 posted on 08/08/2010 8:19:20 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: maggief

I saw an episode of the Housewives of DC. A British lady whose husband worked for the secret service (I believe) had the *audacity* of saying that she found President Bush to be far more cordial and classy than President Obama. The two black women in the room started shooting flames out of their eyes and nostrils, and it wasn’t 10-seconds before the race card went out on the table.

The beautiful thing about it is that this British lass just ate it up. They hated her for her opinion, and they were the fools for doing such.


34 posted on 08/08/2010 8:27:45 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Smoov B. Milloy


35 posted on 08/08/2010 8:34:38 PM PDT by Old North State (Don't blame me, I voted for Pedro)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

During a news break, we got but a glimpse of Obama, radiant and sophisticated, touring the Alhambra palace in Granada with youngest daughter, Sasha.”

Wow, Courtland really is a he (at least according to the pic). If I didn’t know she was a he, I’d of bet a million bucks he was a she. Normally, guys just can’t get this sappy.


36 posted on 08/08/2010 8:45:58 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: maggief

Someone at Reuters has a fabulous sense of irony and a keen eye for photo selection is all I can add!

Let’s hope he/she works across the pond and doesn’t have to fret potential IRS audits!


37 posted on 08/08/2010 8:51:36 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( (((((((((((((((((((PALIN/BACHMANN 2012))))))))))))))))))))
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To: maggief
I know it's hot over there but MO could at least have put on a wig for the occasion. you know, tried to pretty herself up a bit.

I seriously thought this article was satire when I read through it. It wasn't until I read some of the comments that I was sure it was written with a straight face! Yuck!

38 posted on 08/08/2010 8:58:23 PM PDT by CAluvdubya ("Sarah Palin fights, we cannot spare her."--GonzoGOP)
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To: GOP_Lady

Us this article for real? These sheep in the LSM must all be deaf, dumb. blind, and brainwashed.

Michelle-Antoinette”let ‘em eat cake” Obama, “Aunt Esther” to her friends, is arrogant, awkward, and ostentatious. She throws OUR money around like Evita or Marie Antoinette, while we real Americans are all having a difficult time, and are footing the bill for her frivolity.


39 posted on 08/08/2010 9:20:58 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * ? * RYAN * 2012)
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To: maggief

Letizia is charming and elegant. Aunt Esther Obama, not so much. Got hit by a bag o’ ugly on the way to the Palace.


40 posted on 08/08/2010 9:23:02 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * ? * RYAN * 2012)
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To: maggief

One of the two women in that picture is so, SO Not Guilty.

The other is the First Lady of the United States.

}:-)4


41 posted on 08/08/2010 9:24:54 PM PDT by Moose4 (November 2, 2010--the day that "YES WE CAN" becomes "OH NO YOU DIN'T")
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To: maggief

I’d say Courtland Milloy had the hots for Michelle but this column makes him sound more like a worshipful gay BFF.


42 posted on 08/08/2010 10:36:17 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: maggief

Don’t know if “Courtland” is a boy or a girl but I’d bet a dollar that the author is black and if not a woman they gay.


43 posted on 08/08/2010 10:58:01 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: maggief

OOPS! Shoulda gone to the link. Sorry ladies.


44 posted on 08/08/2010 10:59:11 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: maggief

Third World meets First World.


45 posted on 08/08/2010 11:01:53 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: maggief
During a news break, we got but a glimpse of Obama, radiant and sophisticated, touring the Alhambra palace in Granada with youngest daughter, Sasha.

So she WASN'T wearing her "church clothes"?


46 posted on 08/08/2010 11:13:04 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (a 16 year old Australian girl already did it. And she did it right. - WWJD)
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To: maggief

“Meanwhile, the real first lady is out charming the world, an ambassador of goodwill wherever she goes.”

Actually, the vast bulk of reports indicate that she’s appalling the world wherever she goes; this reporter should simply lick Obama’s butt and get it over with.


48 posted on 08/09/2010 3:11:00 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: GOP_Lady

Thanks for the ping. November 2012 can’t come soon enough.


49 posted on 08/09/2010 4:52:50 AM PDT by Vor Lady ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." JFK)
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To: maggief

Radiant & sophisticated Bump


50 posted on 08/09/2010 7:52:10 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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