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Michelle Obama announces official visit to Africa
Associated Press ^ | June 3, 2011 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE

Posted on 06/03/2011 10:44:47 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON – Michelle Obama announced Friday that she's heading to Africa on an official visit later this month, stopping in South Africa and Botswana to continue her work encouraging young people around the world to become active in their countries.

The first lady will visit Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa and Gaborone, Botswana, during the June 21-26 trip.

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1 posted on 06/03/2011 10:44:49 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What, no stop in Harare, Zimbabwe to compare notes with Mugabe on how best to totally destroy a once thriving, productive country?

Michelle, you’re slipping!


2 posted on 06/03/2011 10:47:42 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Experience is the best teacher, but if you can accept it 2nd hand, the tuition is less." M Rosen)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I just can’t wait for the fashion show! It should be a doozer!


3 posted on 06/03/2011 10:48:11 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With any luck she’ll stay there.


4 posted on 06/03/2011 10:48:30 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland (!@)
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To: BwanaNdege

She needs to make a stop in Kenya. Go to Barry’s childhood home, the “hospital” where he was born, etc...


5 posted on 06/03/2011 10:49:01 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: Free ThinkerNY
How many vacations do these people take?

People in this country are broke and they take a vacation every other month?

6 posted on 06/03/2011 10:49:04 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How many of your friends are you taking with you this time?


7 posted on 06/03/2011 10:50:11 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, if it’s an official visit, then I’m sure no civic minded taxper would object to footing the bill, but if it was just sightseeing.....


8 posted on 06/03/2011 10:50:16 AM PDT by Teotwawki (To Him be the glory throughout all generations.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"...to continue her work encouraging young people around the world to become active in their countries."

LOL. In other words it's another meaningless imperial holiday.

9 posted on 06/03/2011 10:50:46 AM PDT by americanophile (Paul Ryan 2012)
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To: Teotwawki

I thought the first lady had no official role?


10 posted on 06/03/2011 10:51:25 AM PDT by edcoil (Democrats doing to America what Reagan did to russia. Driving it to bankrupcy.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Michelle Obama announced Friday that she’s... encouraging young people around the world to become active in their countries”

Maybe the ‘developing countries’ would appreciate a cheeseburger first...


11 posted on 06/03/2011 10:51:29 AM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Will she be telling kids in Ethiopia not to eat so much?


12 posted on 06/03/2011 10:51:50 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: americanophile

“...to continue her work encouraging young people around the world to become active in their countries.”

You mean she’s NOT going to encourage them to hate and abhor the US WHILE they are recipients of US aid?


13 posted on 06/03/2011 10:52:53 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If the house wanted to do something about the deficit/spending, they should put a limit on the number of trips and the number of people involved with each of them, as well as a dollar limit per trip. That would resonate with the average voter in 2012 as real saving that they could “see” being taken by the republicans.


14 posted on 06/03/2011 10:53:49 AM PDT by Abby4116
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Make yourself at home Michelle....stay awhile.


15 posted on 06/03/2011 10:55:59 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Jared Lee Loughner - Disciple of Michael Moore)
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To: Astronaut

And to clean up any loose ends especially as to more relief ships that won’t be hijacked. If she is going there to sight out a future family home it would be a good sign for the USA. However, I suspect once Obama gets back to Kenya/Africa he will be immune from any USA laws.


16 posted on 06/03/2011 10:56:12 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Those Black polls must be falling so she needs to take a vacation to their homeland. Maybe she can pick up a BC while she’s there.

Pray for America


17 posted on 06/03/2011 10:56:22 AM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, hold Sarah's coat while she kicks his ____.)
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To: SMARTY

That really is the worst excuse I’ve heard. At least just call it a ‘goodwill tour,’ which is perfectly common, but to couch it as some sort of continuing ‘work’ for some amorphous higher calling regarding African civil engagement is pathetic. It’s a chance to take mom and kids to see Africa, and be treated like royalty, that’s all.


18 posted on 06/03/2011 10:56:42 AM PDT by americanophile (Paul Ryan 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The kids will be out of school. Will she be taking them??


19 posted on 06/03/2011 10:57:13 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How many millions will this cost? Someone should tally all the expenses associated with the First Wookie’s travels. That would be a nice place to begin cutting the budget. I mean really, Michelle was not elected to anything. Why do we have to pay for her and her retinue when they travel?


21 posted on 06/03/2011 10:59:27 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She is dragging the kids. Do you think they REALLY want to go?? And grandma is coming, too.


22 posted on 06/03/2011 10:59:38 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Testing the waters for a run at president in his natural born country.


23 posted on 06/03/2011 11:00:34 AM PDT by lucky american (I'm tired.)
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24 posted on 06/03/2011 11:01:46 AM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1
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25 posted on 06/03/2011 11:01:56 AM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1
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To: noinfringers2

Shoring up the black vote during a depression is a “must do”. This boosts the morale of the black marxist Amerikin, and in a collateral way it blows a little smoke Herman Cain’s way.


26 posted on 06/03/2011 11:02:10 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Free ThinkerNY

MM


27 posted on 06/03/2011 11:02:24 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
I just can’t wait for the fashion show! It should be a doozer!

Oooooh, goodie. Will the complimentary dance performance come with that fashion fiasco, I mean fashion show. I hope she wears the bright yellow tent skirt - that's my favorite/(he he)

28 posted on 06/03/2011 11:02:55 AM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Good maybe that,ugly wide load Wookie, can help them carry Roofing material, back home in Ole Botswana. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
29 posted on 06/03/2011 11:03:12 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Michelle -

Take your loot, your $20,000 ugly dresses, and your other belongings with you and stay there.

That way you won’t have to be ashamed of America anymore.


30 posted on 06/03/2011 11:04:51 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. -- John Steinbeck)
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To: BwanaNdege

Great, now we get to look forward to a Zulu Marxist Spring.


31 posted on 06/03/2011 11:05:32 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She’s not an official of the U.S. Government;

How can she make an “official” visit?


32 posted on 06/03/2011 11:05:42 AM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Cheetahcat

The roofing material will not be balanced on her head! LOL


33 posted on 06/03/2011 11:07:14 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How the hell does this woman get off going on an “official” trip to Africa? She’s not an elected official. She’s not even an appointed official. She should have to pay for this trip on her dime, not mine!!!


34 posted on 06/03/2011 11:12:08 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope she stays in the Motherland.


35 posted on 06/03/2011 11:12:48 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dear Africa... please keep the bitch!

LLS


36 posted on 06/03/2011 11:14:23 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Official”???

I must have missed her election.

Maybe she was appointed, in which case I must have missed the U.S. Senate approval hearing.


37 posted on 06/03/2011 11:17:50 AM PDT by EricT. (I'm going to spend 68% more than I make this year- I hear it's the responsible thing to do..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How much is this going to cost us?


39 posted on 06/03/2011 11:19:32 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a matter of fact, not a matter of opinion)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Some active person stole my son’s airline ticket and passport when he visited there. I hope she is not encouraging more of this type activity.


40 posted on 06/03/2011 11:22:27 AM PDT by Notasoccermom
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To: FrankR

Good one!


41 posted on 06/03/2011 11:23:43 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: scooby321
"People in this country are broke and they take a vacation every other month?

Slight correction since they were just in Europe last week.

42 posted on 06/03/2011 11:23:43 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: DeathBeforeDishonor1

He must be listening to Bama’s speeches.

Anyone see the movie, ‘The Gods must be Angry’?

These bushmen find a coke bottle someone threw out of an airplane window. They had never seen anything like that as they were still very primative. Annnnny way, I am wondering if this I-pod was tossed out of an airplane window. Does anyone know the Queen’s flight history?


43 posted on 06/03/2011 11:24:03 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Oops, the movie is The Gods must be Crazy.


44 posted on 06/03/2011 11:25:24 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Astronaut

Got to go talk to Grandma or Auntee about shutting the lip concerning nobama birthin, kenya style.

Secretly going to visit the tribe of bigassafricans.


45 posted on 06/03/2011 11:25:24 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: Astronaut

Got to go talk to Grandma or Auntee about shutting the lip concerning nobama birthin, kenya style.

Secretly going to visit the tribe of bigassafricans.


46 posted on 06/03/2011 11:25:24 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: SoldierDad

Yo dime bees her dime, sucker!


47 posted on 06/03/2011 11:30:00 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: Cheetahcat; little jeremiah; azishot; Fantasywriter; LucyT
Good maybe that,ugly wide load Wookie, can help them carry Roofing material,

Even much more help than that. The caboose would carry the women themselves and their loads, freeing the first Wookie to walk the in the jungle for unimpeded communication with baboons to alleviate their environmental complains.

What a nightmare! BTW, caboose = nightmare in Arabic, I kid you not! I don't know what it would be in Swahili, but it could be close.

48 posted on 06/03/2011 11:45:46 AM PDT by melancholy (Papa Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

NOW she’s interested in Africa’s chillens.

Why didn’t she go there in some humanitarian visit...before the WH election debacle?

Oh, spending other peoples money is sooo much more fun.

Angelina and Brad do good on their OWN dine.


49 posted on 06/03/2011 11:57:37 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE out the RATS! Go Sarah!)
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To: edcoil

Talk about your ‘media w****’.
The queen loves attention and spending our money.

Come on 2012!


50 posted on 06/03/2011 12:01:23 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE out the RATS! Go Sarah!)
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