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Michelle Obama visits S.Africa with family
google.com ^ | 6/20/11 | AFP

Posted on 06/20/2011 11:38:25 AM PDT by ColdOne

PRETORIA — Michelle Obama began what officials have billed as her first major overseas trip as US first lady Monday, a visit to South Africa and Botswana focused on young women leaders and the legacy of the anti-apartheid struggle.

She is travelling with her daughters, Malia and Sasha, and her mother, Marian Robinson -- but without her husband, US President Barack Obama.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhoafrica; botswana; cultureofcorruption; flotusmichelle; obamascandals; onvacation; southafrica; travelwoman
The White House has emphasised the importance to the first family of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement, which President Obama has called his first political cause.
1 posted on 06/20/2011 11:38:26 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
the legacy of the anti-apartheid struggle

And that would be, let's see, Communism, fascism, bribery, murder, theft, rape, civil chaos, and (on the horizon) bankruptcy and anarchy.

2 posted on 06/20/2011 11:43:01 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: ColdOne

The country is falling down. The self obsorbed Obama family travel like royalty.


3 posted on 06/20/2011 11:45:08 AM PDT by MCCC
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To: MCCC

“The country is falling down. The self obsorbed Obama family travel like royalty”.

The country is falling down. The self obsorbed Obama family travel like royalty on our dime.


4 posted on 06/20/2011 11:49:11 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: MCCC

And the Secretary of State had to leave Africa last week because of a volcano that made it too risky to stay. Very strange.

Obama: Hillary, I need you to come home. It’s too dangerous..hold on...No Michelle, it’s fine. It’s perfectly safe for you.....Anyway Hillary I can’t afford to lose you...hold on...Michelle, it’s just one volcano. There’s nothing to worry about.....Hillary, the risk is too great. Just come home.....OK Michelle, bye. Send a postcard.


5 posted on 06/20/2011 11:50:16 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: ColdOne

This POS needs to stay there.


6 posted on 06/20/2011 11:50:58 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: MCCC

I think in the back of the minds of 0dumbo and manchelle they know he is one and done
so they are out to rape the taxpayer as much as they can

OR they intend to spend as much as they can no matter what with no regard for reality or what Americans are going through

What POS


7 posted on 06/20/2011 11:51:34 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: ColdOne

wonder if she’ll swing past the Obama Family Hut on the way home?


8 posted on 06/20/2011 11:52:31 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: ColdOne

Will she visit her husband’s birth site in Kenya?


9 posted on 06/20/2011 11:53:29 AM PDT by buffyt (Abortion is the ultimate CHILD ABUSE!)
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To: Joe Boucher

They do act like royalty. The Obama’s blow our money like water. They use AF one, two, three plus more, and; the secret service has to be worn out. The witch even had the shops in Europe opened for her.

Bush caught hell for using his own ranch in Texas. The Obama’s seem to have no house in Chicago anymore?


10 posted on 06/20/2011 11:59:56 AM PDT by Lumper20 (state)
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To: SamuraiScot

Nonono, that’s not the way Michelle sees it.
To her, South Africa has JUST BEEN FREED from Apartheid,
BY her.


11 posted on 06/20/2011 12:01:15 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: SamuraiScot

Nonono, that’s not the way Michelle sees it.
To her, South Africa has JUST BEEN FREED from Apartheid,
BY her.


12 posted on 06/20/2011 12:01:51 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: supremedoctrine

.... and her OWN teleprompter!


13 posted on 06/20/2011 12:02:40 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: ColdOne

Another trip on AF#1.

I thought there was something about green house gases???


14 posted on 06/20/2011 12:03:11 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: ColdOne
...her first major overseas trip as US first lady ...

I guess they forgot about the trip to Spain with about 500 close family members and guests.

15 posted on 06/20/2011 12:03:49 PM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: buffyt
Will she visit her husband’s birth site in Kenya?

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Maybe stay with the in-laws and let her girls see how it really is to live in Africa.

I will always love Ali's statement of how he was glad his grand-daddy jumped on the boat and he has no complains about being born an American.

16 posted on 06/20/2011 12:04:06 PM PDT by not2worry (A credible message needs a credible messenger because charisma without character is catastrophe.)
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To: ColdOne
Michelle Obama began what officials have billed as her first major overseas trip as US first lady

The first? Are they kidding? I'll bite, what was the trip to Spain all about?

17 posted on 06/20/2011 12:04:22 PM PDT by Neverforget01 (It Could Have Been Worse Is Not A Defense For Bad Policy)
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To: RWGinger

I think these people think they deserve something based on their ethnicity. The Obama’s don’t understand the nature of the United States, much less human’ disire for liberty and never will, the collective got him elected.


18 posted on 06/20/2011 12:10:53 PM PDT by MCCC
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To: ColdOne

wonder what the fashionistas are going to say about her trendsetting styles in Afrika as she goes native, no doubt.

And on yet another expensive vacation to her 0bama’s native continent...how sweet/S if they love Afrika so much I wish they would just go live there in some village or hole. I can’t stand this group of grifters.


19 posted on 06/20/2011 12:14:34 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: MCCC
They ARE royalty in their minds...and they are legends in their own minds as well.
20 posted on 06/20/2011 12:15:59 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: AppyPappy

!^/~


21 posted on 06/20/2011 12:17:48 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: ColdOne

Hey! What’s wrong with “King’s Dominion”?


23 posted on 06/20/2011 12:28:15 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: cruise_missile
Another trip on AF#1. I thought there was something about green house gases???

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The King & Queen don't suffer such things. Those Rules & Regulations are adhered to by their subjects.

24 posted on 06/20/2011 12:39:56 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: MCCC
The country is falling down.

Which one, South Africa or the US?

25 posted on 06/20/2011 12:54:26 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans freed the Slaves Month")
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To: ColdOne

Sickening. Did she bring a potload of more freeloader friends again?


26 posted on 06/20/2011 12:57:54 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Neverforget01

It is her first OFFICIAL trip the rest were vaca’s?


27 posted on 06/20/2011 12:59:26 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Both!


28 posted on 06/20/2011 1:20:43 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: SamuraiScot

moocher


29 posted on 06/20/2011 1:30:43 PM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: SamuraiScot

Sounds like Chicago...


30 posted on 06/20/2011 1:31:06 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: ColdOne

She needs to visit the Congo and get a wake up call.


31 posted on 06/20/2011 1:45:02 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

What was she doing while in India, England, ireland, etc...


32 posted on 06/20/2011 1:48:59 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: MCCC

You hit it. for sure manchelle thinks she deserves something for how awful America has treated her.

I cringe whenever she represents our county


33 posted on 06/20/2011 1:51:17 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: ColdOne
I sure hope the secret service are still oath keepers and will inform those treasonous acts committed there.
34 posted on 06/20/2011 2:17:56 PM PDT by Tigen (I shall raise you one .)
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To: Tigen

Hey, FL, the problem in Africa isn’t the women — it’s the men — the men who are incapable of being monogamous or creating strong families. If they’d just learn to do this, we wouldn’t need to send aid to Africa.

But this point always seems lost on these people.


35 posted on 06/20/2011 2:26:20 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: ColdOne
A nice PR distraction for the public...
36 posted on 06/20/2011 2:56:50 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: Lumper20

Lumper20,
I read your profile and apprreciate it.
Specially the last sentance.


37 posted on 06/20/2011 2:59:12 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: ColdOne

Why don’t they visit West Africa where they can witness first hand the continuation of hundreds of years of African slave trade. All well and good to see South Africa but they are silent over the horrors they claim to oppose when they don’t fit the black nationalist talking points.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2728352/posts
Nigerian ‘baby factory’ raided, 32 teenage girls freed
AFP via yahoo.com ^ | Wed June 1, 2011

“Cases of child abuse and people trafficking are common in West Africa. Some children are bought from their families to for use as labour in plantations, mines, factories or as domestic help.”


38 posted on 06/20/2011 3:53:37 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask Barack Obama this election if he believes Jesus Christ rose from the dead and walked among men.)
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To: ColdOne
The White House has emphasised the importance to the first family of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement, which President Obama has called his first political cause.

Translated: Tired of putting Americans out of work in America, Zero's domestic partner decided to try her hand at hunting...


...white farmers.
39 posted on 06/20/2011 4:18:58 PM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Renderofveils

And before people take my statement and get all huffy, on average 176 white farmers per year have been murdered in South Africa since 1994. That’s about 1 every 48 hours for 17 years.


40 posted on 06/20/2011 4:26:25 PM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

She’s taking her daughters, her mother, a niece and nephew and who knows how many other members of the Obama tribe with her. On ABC tonight, Diane Sawyer positively gushed about the wonderful Michelle and her travels and her inspiring messages to women all over the world about how she has succeeded as First Lady. The footage ABC included showing all the wonderously happy highlights of oversees dignitaries meeting the gracious Michelle came directly from the White House website. It was enough to make the viewer puke. I can imagine the vicious comments Nancy Reagan or Laura Bush would have gotten if they had gone overseas on yet another trip at the taxpayers expense.


41 posted on 06/20/2011 5:13:21 PM PDT by WestSylvanian
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To: WestSylvanian

Well said.

I can’t stomach watching Diane Sawyer anytime but I can totally understand your reaction here.


42 posted on 06/20/2011 5:15:51 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: MCCC

Michelle wants to get the trips in while the getting is good. She doesn’t think Obama will be re-elected.

I don’t either.


43 posted on 06/20/2011 5:23:11 PM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan---or Palin/anybody (removed Cain because of Bush bashing.))
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To: ColdOne

Is it possible to book a ONE-WAY ticket on AirForce Two for Moochelle?

Staying in Africa for an extended period of time, she might learn what a real diet is.


44 posted on 06/20/2011 5:31:13 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: ColdOne

They get robbed?


45 posted on 06/20/2011 6:00:11 PM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: ColdOne
Michelle Obama began what officials have billed as her first major overseas trip as US first lady...

Then what the 'heck' were all the other trips?

Practice?

46 posted on 06/21/2011 9:16:40 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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