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Dancing Obamas Celebrate India's Festival of Light
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, November 07, 2010

Posted on 11/07/2010 10:34:07 AM PST by nickcarraway

Michelle persuades her reluctant-looking husband to accompany her on the dance floor in Mumbai

US President Barack Obama joined in the celebrations for the Hindu festival of light, Diwali, on Sunday by dancing with children at a school in Mumbai during his visit to India.

Obama and his wife, Michelle, initially sat on the sidelines at the Holy Name School in the south of the city, clapping to the beat as youngsters in colourful costumes performed a traditional dance for the annual festival.

The First Lady, in a checked dress with pink cardigan, then joined in enthusiastically and eventually persuaded her more reluctant-looking husband to accompany her on the dancefloor.

The president, with his suit jacket off and the sleeves of his white shirt rolled up, was then shown how to perform the distinctive hand and arm gestures that are an integral part of Indian dancing.

Children then clamoured for photographs of the couple and autographs.

It is the second time that Michelle Obama has danced with children on the trip and her eager embrace of the local routines appears to be winning over the hearts of her hosts.

On Saturday, she danced barefoot to Bollywood tunes on a visit to a charity that helps orphans and runaways in India's financial and entertainment hub, with the footage shown extensively on local news channels.

Diwali, which fell on Friday, is marked by several days of noisy celebrations in Hindu-majority India, although police banned the setting off of powerful firecrackers around the Obamas' hotel for security reasons.


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1 posted on 11/07/2010 10:34:10 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Dayum, the first lady is FLY.

or

Sheneneh does India! Go Ney Ney, Go Ney Ney, Go Ney Ney GO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9m19Ya6ets


2 posted on 11/07/2010 10:42:59 AM PST by silverleaf
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To: nickcarraway

Don’t bother watching. Untalented children jumping around in Indian dance (I have seen this way too much lately). About half way through, Moochelle starts jumping and “dancing,” looking more like Refrigerator Perry after a touchdown than a First Lady.

O-acorn starts to “dance” at the 2/3 mark, looking stiff as a board with no grace. Just silly.

These two are a major embarrassment.


3 posted on 11/07/2010 10:43:31 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: nickcarraway

Meanwhile in our fine country, unemployment is at 17%


4 posted on 11/07/2010 10:44:19 AM PST by ColdOne (Who Knew? MSNBC has ethics? Fired Keif!!!!!!)
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To: whitedog57
Well, these are Elite Children of India. Probably kids from upper Caste families.

Doubt is the Obamas would be jumping up and down if they were in the streets of Calcutta or Napal with the kids barely dressed and starving.

Mother Teresa would have put the money spent on this shindig to better use.

IMHO, more economic upturn could have occurred at less cost if Obama would have just teleconferenced with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and those other companies that outsource service industry jobs overseas. That would be one way to create Millions of jobs here in the USA immediately.

And what kind of Big Mac's does McDonald's serve to Hindi's?

5 posted on 11/07/2010 10:51:59 AM PST by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: nickcarraway

Looks like “It’s a Small World” in Disney.


6 posted on 11/07/2010 10:54:30 AM PST by carmody
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To: nickcarraway
He can not dance. Maybe the Keynesian is a Southern Baptist instead of a mooslimb after all.
7 posted on 11/07/2010 10:56:23 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: nickcarraway

Actually I didn’t have a problem with this. Anytime he gets away from acting like a sour-faced, hectoring, lecturing marxist professor its a relief.


8 posted on 11/07/2010 11:03:40 AM PST by Lou Budvis (Refudiate 0bama '12)
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To: kbennkc

Hey! Watch your mouth...errr ...fingers


9 posted on 11/07/2010 11:05:15 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (No Compromise!)
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To: nickcarraway
Obamas danced while freedom burned.
10 posted on 11/07/2010 11:07:01 AM PST by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Michele is discovering her TRIBAL ROOTS at YOUR DIME.


11 posted on 11/07/2010 11:08:17 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: nickcarraway

Wow that woman can not dance not a lick of rhythm there!


12 posted on 11/07/2010 11:14:50 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: nickcarraway

He is such a stick figure.

Ok, if they are visiting all these historical places and schools, then where are the girls? Huh? Does granny have them locked up in a hotel room or what? Shouldn’t the girls be there dancing with the students?


13 posted on 11/07/2010 11:17:03 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: nickcarraway

I love the title: “Dancing Obamas”

There’s got to be a homemade parody video in there somewhere that will make liberal heads explode.


14 posted on 11/07/2010 11:49:01 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: nickcarraway

Hey, how about a South Park episode?


15 posted on 11/07/2010 11:49:34 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: nickcarraway

The First Lady’s dress looks like what my mother always called a housedress .


16 posted on 11/07/2010 11:51:16 AM PST by jonathonandjennifer
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To: nickcarraway
Raghupatee keenhee bahuta
badhaayee tuma mama priya
bharata sama bhayee!


Shri Hanuman is the receiver
of the eight Siddhas, which
were given by Mother Sita!

And you do the Hokey Pokey and you turn yourself around...

17 posted on 11/07/2010 12:06:09 PM PST by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: nickcarraway

The obamas dance to the tune of 2 million/day while Rome burns.


18 posted on 11/07/2010 12:07:14 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: freeangel
I hope the Dancing Obamas enjoy this vacation and may it be their last fun one.

Time for them to experience change and suffer just like we do. May they enjoy the uncertainty of the future as we do.

19 posted on 11/07/2010 12:34:32 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: freeangel

Is it 2 million or 200 million. Honestly, 2 million now actually sound more reasonable, as sick at that sound.


20 posted on 11/07/2010 12:38:34 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, what are you hiding? Release your Birth Certificate!)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
"...The Dancing Obamas..."

Sounds like a cheesy circus act.

21 posted on 11/07/2010 2:03:15 PM PST by skimbell
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

So many people are just barely hanging on, ordinary Americans who’ve worked hard all their lives, and we have Obama and Michelle and their entourage enjoying themselves on two hundred million a day. It’s indescribably obscene. Evil.


22 posted on 11/07/2010 5:46:59 PM PST by hershey (doesn't)
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