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Michelle Obama's $495 Gardening Boots Irk Me
The Stir Cafe ^ | 2/10/11 | Jenny Erikson

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 doesn’t have a single pair of shoes in her closet that cost that much, let alone gardening boots. When I’m 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-chief’s 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 it’s boots, school, vacation, vacation, vacation, or vacation. The rest of us can eat cake. Or carrot sticks.

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Those boots aint made for walkin'
1 posted on 02/10/2011 11:47:42 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Moose-shell is reminding me more and more of Elena Ceausescu by the day.


2 posted on 02/10/2011 11:49:08 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Nachum

Ace Hardware, 12 bucks


3 posted on 02/10/2011 11:50:24 AM PST by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: Nachum

I have an older pair of Crocs that the Pit Bull Pup chewed up...those I use for gardening.


4 posted on 02/10/2011 11:50:27 AM PST by mom4melody
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To: mom4melody

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.


5 posted on 02/10/2011 11:51:46 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Nachum

Imelda Marcos....on steroids!


6 posted on 02/10/2011 11:53:07 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Nachum
True story: Marie Antoinette built a tiny village for herself and some chosen friends. They could retire to the hamlet and "play dairy maid" for awhile when the palace life at Versailles became too much.

From such things are revolution born.

7 posted on 02/10/2011 11:53:25 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (BO + MB = BOMB -- The One will make sure they get one.)
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To: Nachum

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.


8 posted on 02/10/2011 11:54:09 AM PST by gaijin
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To: dirtboy

i go barefoot cause I can’t afford any shoes


9 posted on 02/10/2011 11:54:55 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Nachum

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.


10 posted on 02/10/2011 11:55:09 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Regulation without representation is tyranny.)
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To: Nachum
Yep, those boots were made for walkin’ all over us. This woman wouldn't know a garden from a gorilla. Has anybody ever found out why she lost her law license?
11 posted on 02/10/2011 11:56:27 AM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"They could retire to the hamlet and "play dairy maid" for awhile ..."

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 ...

12 posted on 02/10/2011 11:56:57 AM PST by BlueLancer (Nuke Austin from orbit .... it's the only way to be sure.)
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To: Nachum

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?


13 posted on 02/10/2011 11:58:33 AM PST by old and tired
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To: Nachum
OMG....They are on sale!!!!!*Squeal*...Only $248 Now!!!


...NOT

http://www.toryburch.com/tory-burch-sale/designer-shoes?viewall=Y

14 posted on 02/10/2011 11:58:58 AM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: driftdiver
She's elegant and classy... like Jacqueline Kennedy.

15 posted on 02/10/2011 11:59:36 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: Nachum

Shoe Snob blog
http://www.shoesnob.com/2010/10/michelle-obama-in-tory-burch-connell-boots.html


16 posted on 02/10/2011 12:00:03 PM PST by KC Burke
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To: mom4melody

Same here. You can hose them off easily.


17 posted on 02/10/2011 12:01:05 PM PST by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: Nachum

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.


18 posted on 02/10/2011 12:01:14 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: old and tired

yes, if the boot fits....


19 posted on 02/10/2011 12:01:37 PM PST by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: KC Burke

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 ...


20 posted on 02/10/2011 12:01:53 PM PST by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: Nachum
Most American raising crops have the fertilizer on the outside of the boots.
22 posted on 02/10/2011 12:03:05 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

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.


23 posted on 02/10/2011 12:05:25 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: old and tired

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.


24 posted on 02/10/2011 12:06:33 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: kbennkc

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.


25 posted on 02/10/2011 12:07:15 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( Ft. Lauderdale Florida)
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To: Nachum

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.


26 posted on 02/10/2011 12:08:27 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

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.


27 posted on 02/10/2011 12:16:24 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm.)
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To: Free America52
I'm a guy and when guys garden we have to be able to stomp big shovels into the ground. We can't do that with namby-pamby “sneakers”, crocs that we wouldn't have felt manly wearing when we were 13 or any sort of clogs. We need work boots — mud be damned.

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.

28 posted on 02/10/2011 12:17:22 PM PST by KC Burke
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To: Nachum

“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?”


29 posted on 02/10/2011 12:17:43 PM PST by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: netmilsmom

“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! :)


30 posted on 02/10/2011 12:18:38 PM PST by albie
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To: driftdiver

Drat. You beat me to it. But I really do go barefoot whenever I can get away with it. :)


31 posted on 02/10/2011 12:19:19 PM PST by Politicalmom (America-The Land of the Sheep, the Home of the Caved.)
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To: RoadTest

I prefer John 8:44 to describe all things of the left.


32 posted on 02/10/2011 12:19:31 PM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my home page. Click my handle.)
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To: netmilsmom

“Lands End stuff is made in the States.”
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Apparently not their shoes
http://www.landsend.com/ix/shoes/index.html?tab=9&seq=1&page=1&pageSize=12&store=le&cm_re=Shoes-_-D-7

Checked a few and they list “Imported”


33 posted on 02/10/2011 12:19:51 PM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Nachum

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.


34 posted on 02/10/2011 12:22:16 PM PST by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
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To: Nachum
Funny thing is that when her kids were dragged around at Martha's Vineyard, they had tennis shoes without laces on their feet.

Must be a danger to themselves if they eat french fries and feel guilty.

35 posted on 02/10/2011 12:22:45 PM PST by blackdog
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To: dirtboy
"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."

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.

36 posted on 02/10/2011 12:23:24 PM PST by Think free or die
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To: ZULU

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.


37 posted on 02/10/2011 12:24:47 PM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my home page. Click my handle.)
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To: 1000 silverlings

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.


38 posted on 02/10/2011 12:25:15 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: evets

Again proving you can take the B***H outta da hood but ya can’t take da hood outta da B***h.


39 posted on 02/10/2011 12:26:50 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: MrB

“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.


40 posted on 02/10/2011 12:28:53 PM PST by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: Nachum
Did she spend even one minute in that garden when she wasn't surrounded by TV cameras and Potemkin children? Did she do any mundane weed pulling and vegetable watering when the cameras weren't around? Or (vastly more likely) was all of that menial work handled by the White House grounds crew so it would be ready for when she put on her $500 boots and brought in another truckload of children for the harvest?
42 posted on 02/10/2011 12:30:56 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: KarlInOhio

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.


43 posted on 02/10/2011 12:36:28 PM PST by KC Burke
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To: KarlInOhio

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!


44 posted on 02/10/2011 12:36:31 PM PST by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

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.


45 posted on 02/10/2011 12:38:39 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: evets

Jackie O to Moochelle....America goes from Classy to Ashy.....


46 posted on 02/10/2011 12:43:53 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: driftdiver
i go barefoot cause I can’t afford any shoes

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.

47 posted on 02/10/2011 12:45:19 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country. The thing is, Sarah loves mine.)
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To: jakerobins

Joan Rivers called her Blackie O, but she’s Joan Rivers, she can get away with it


48 posted on 02/10/2011 12:47:25 PM PST by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: driftdiver

***i go barefoot cause I can’t afford any shoes***

Beware of hookworm.


49 posted on 02/10/2011 12:48:50 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: Free America52

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...


50 posted on 02/10/2011 12:50:58 PM PST by heartwood
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