Skip to comments.Michelle Obama's $495 Gardening Boots Irk Me
Posted on 02/10/2011 11:47:40 AM PST by Nachum
In a post I wrote regarding Michelle Obama and her plans to parent our children for us, I remarked about her $495 Tory Burch gardening boots. A few of the comments wondered why I brought them up, and why, as a capitalist, would I have a problem with pricey shoes?
The boots were mentioned to remind readers of how out of touch with reality the First Lady is. The average American mama doesnt have a single pair of shoes in her closet that cost that much, let alone gardening boots. When Im inclined to work outdoors, I put on a pair of three-year-old sneakers that are practically falling apart.
Referring to the self-appointed mom-in-chiefs aloofness when it comes to relating to us regular moms was useful to drive home the point that she is not qualified to make our parenting decisions for us. Only the best for the Obamas, whether its boots, school, vacation, vacation, vacation, or vacation. The rest of us can eat cake. Or carrot sticks.
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Moose-shell is reminding me more and more of Elena Ceausescu by the day.
Ace Hardware, 12 bucks
I have an older pair of Crocs that the Pit Bull Pup chewed up...those I use for gardening.
My gardening shoes are always the oldest, most beat up pair of sneakers I have. And next year, they are replace by the next pair of shoes in the progression.
Imelda Marcos....on steroids!
From such things are revolution born.
Anyone remember the Spain trip and how much EACH of those hotel rooms cost per night? Did I mention that they rented the entire castle?
And that the reason they gave for going was they wanted to show Sasha THE RAIN IN SPAIN?
I didn’t make that up.
i go barefoot cause I can’t afford any shoes
I don’t have $495 in my garden boots, garden tools, and garden COMBINED. I just make do with the $40 pair of work boots I picked up at Wally World, along with the $11 shovel from same.
Hey, now, let he among us who hasn't occasionally played "Lord of the Manor and the innocent young dairy maid" cast the first stone ...
Alright there’s little about this woman that doesn’t annoy me. But is this one of those damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t? If she put on a pair of old workboots from Target are people going to accuse her of wearing Made in China slave labor crapola?
Same here. You can hose them off easily.
Folks that are spending time aggravated by or worrying about what kind of shoes the first lady wears need to get a hobby, some friends, or a life in general. If she had worn an old, shabby pair of tennis shoes, the very same folks here complaining would be making comments about how embarassing she was for wearing torn-up shoes.
yes, if the boot fits....
My gardening ‘boots’ are typically the old running shoes that I have just worn out. So the cycle goes wear my running shoes out, move those to garden shoes, buy new running shoes ... wash, rinse and repeat.
$450 gardening boots my arse ...
I basically agree with your comments.
But when our side is constantly hectored by the MSM for similar things, it’s difficult to avoid returning fire.
Bull. Lands End stuff is made in the States. Her handlers could spend less on boots from there and save US around 300.00 bucks.
she lost her law license for unethical behavior, from what I read.
And barry lost his for not disclosing all his aliases.
I sware, I feel like Alice in Wonderland.
I believe the Obama’s know in their hearts that being Presidential is a one-night stand for them and they are milking the benefits.
Not if she was out gardening in them they wouldn’t.
If this were Sarah Palin...oh, that’s right there was a big stink over her wardrobe while she campaigned with McCain. What a stink that was.
We like to “turn over” the earth. Our dads turned over the earth in big shovel fulls — although we don't really know why.
And we don't pull weeds — we KILL acreage of pest plants with chemicals that are made in the old agent orange vats at the Thompson-Hayward plant.
We don't plant vegetables in a home garden. The wife can do that or go to the damn store. We aren't going to sit and watch the neighbors’ dogs pee on our hard work.
However, no matter what the damn Supreme Court says, Tomatoes aren't vegetables, they are fruit, so men can plant them as growing fruit is the only relation we have with that word and its homonyms. Men don't plant flowers either, we put in annual BEDS and perennial beds and vistas.
In the mans’ gardening dictionary when you look up “rain” it says, “See ‘Weekend’” and when you turn there it says, “See “Rain’”.
I have one word in closing: ROTO-TILLER.
“Michelle Obama’s $495 Gardening Boots Irk Me”
The media frenzy over their eating vegetables from the White House garden is a lie - and that irks me. They got ‘em at the grocery store.
“The heart is deceitful above all, and desperately wicked; who can know it?”
“Her handlers could spend less on boots from there and save US around 300.00 bucks”.
...just about the same amount as the GOP is going to reduce the budget by! :)
Drat. You beat me to it. But I really do go barefoot whenever I can get away with it. :)
I prefer John 8:44 to describe all things of the left.
“Lands End stuff is made in the States.”
Apparently not their shoes
Checked a few and they list “Imported”
This is like the Marxist Muslim saying Americans are too warm in winter, too cool in summer, too well fed and too well medicated, while explaining away the elevated thermostat in his own quarters as due to his coming from a warm climate.
Must be a danger to themselves if they eat french fries and feel guilty.
Likewise. Our teenage sons do the same thing with their sneakers - the newest ones go to school, the next ones down are for camping or mowing the lawn, and the third ones in line are water shoes. Water shoes are for canoeing or stream cleanups. My husband has re-soled more pairs of shoes than I care to think about.
No reason to attain power if you can’t “live large” once you’ve got it.
Besides, this just fits right in with their elitism. Only they, the elites, have enough discretion to be able to use resources wisely. Since you don’t, your use of resources must be controlled by someone who does.
Ace Hardware, Tractor Supply Company and similar places are where real farmers and gardners buy their stuff. Maybe she could send one of her manservants with an outline of her shoe size to one of these stores outside the I-495 Beltway.
Again proving you can take the B***H outta da hood but ya can’t take da hood outta da B***h.
“I prefer John 8:44 to describe all things of the left.”
Yeah, that pretty much sums up that thing in the White House, whatever it is.
In Chicago boots like those are the in-town street boots. The more showy, pricey, and festooned, the better. Boots in Chicago winters make sense and these are traded for the fashion police pick 400 to 800 dollar pumps and stilletos in summer.
Aw, the H#%l with her anyway, we all know what phonies and liars they be. On another note, in the summer there’s nothing more I love to do than drive down our river road and buy vegetables from little kids with stands. They are so sincere and they are learning capitalism, from the ground up. And I tip them, cant wait for lemon squash!
Its not her shoes, its the lies and planned deception that annoys.
Plus I distinctly remember the lefties complaining about Sarah Palins expensive clothes. Now they complain that Sarah doesn’t wear designer clothes.
Jackie O to Moochelle....America goes from Classy to Ashy.....
You will quitcha complainin' when you meet someone with no feet.
"I complained because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet." So I stole his - he didn't need them.
Joan Rivers called her Blackie O, but she’s Joan Rivers, she can get away with it
***i go barefoot cause I cant afford any shoes***
Beware of hookworm.
My gardening boots: my mother’s 40 y.o. hiking boots, or for mud, a $20 pair of rubber boots.
But then nobody ever thought me in my garden was a photo op...
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