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Michelle Obama to lead U.S. delegation to Olympic Games opening ceremony
news.yahoo.com ^ | 6/22/12 | Olivier Knox

Posted on 06/22/2012 1:52:48 PM PDT by Justaham

First lady Michelle Obama will lead the official American delegation to the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the White House announced on Friday. The group includes women's soccer Olympic great Brandi Chastain and basketball star Grant Hill, a member of the 1996 Olympics squad

"This summer I'll be cheering on Team U.S.A. at the Olympic Games in London with this distinguished group of champions who truly represent the best of our country," the first lady said in a statement released by the White House.

"Olympians and Paralympians are true American heroes and role models for all of us, especially our young people. And I know that this delegation will help inspire a generation of young people to get into the Olympic spirit by getting active and healthy so they can reach their fullest potential and reach their dreams."

The delegation also includes Gabriel Diaz de Leon, a Paralympic Games javelin gold medalist and discus silver medalist; Summer Sanders, who swam to gold, silver and bronze medals in the 1992 games; gymnastics gold medalist Dominique Dawes; and the American ambassador to the U.K., Louis Susman.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: london; michelleobama; obama; olympics; olympics2012; usdelegation; witch
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"For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country."
1 posted on 06/22/2012 1:53:00 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham
That ought to jinx the athletes!
2 posted on 06/22/2012 1:55:03 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Justaham

Has anyone told Michelle that the US flag is also carried by the delegation?


3 posted on 06/22/2012 1:55:33 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Average Al

Yes, heap bad medicine.


4 posted on 06/22/2012 1:56:09 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Justaham

This will cost the American taxpayer 3 or 4 million dollars at least.

So Michelle can play Queen for a day.


5 posted on 06/22/2012 1:56:43 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Justaham

Has anyone told Michelle that the US flag is also carried by the delegation?


6 posted on 06/22/2012 1:57:05 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Justaham

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,184497,00.html

I don’t mind her doing this one bit....it is actually one of the few things that she is supposed to do. It is tradition that the First Ladies go to the Olympics and as you can see from above Laura went as well. If Michelle would stop the other crap then nobody would even say a word about her going to the Olympics. It is the forcing regulations on food that mostly gets people peeved at her.


7 posted on 06/22/2012 1:57:38 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Justaham

Is she on the Olympic Vacation Team?


8 posted on 06/22/2012 1:58:26 PM PDT by OwenKellogg
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To: shalom aleichem

Is she leading just the black athletes?


9 posted on 06/22/2012 1:59:06 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Venturer

This will cost the American taxpayer 3 or 4 million dollars at least.

Cheaper than Laura’s Olympic adventure to Torino Italy.


10 posted on 06/22/2012 1:59:27 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Justaham

[AP] correction: Moochelle X will be carrying the communist flag.


11 posted on 06/22/2012 1:59:34 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Justaham

(sigh)

A-NOTHER vacation, Moochelle!??

What will this one be, the 974th vacation since your fraud of a husband was ordained??

(For some reason, “let’em eat cake” comes to mind!)


12 posted on 06/22/2012 2:03:07 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Justaham
new events:

the 100 meter let's move

arugula toss

synchronized America hating

13 posted on 06/22/2012 2:03:47 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Justaham

Vacation
All I ever wanted
Vacation
Had to get away


14 posted on 06/22/2012 2:08:25 PM PDT by Diggity
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To: Justaham

Moo gets another taxpayer vacation ... we get a break from the Moo mooing about food.


15 posted on 06/22/2012 2:11:17 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Diggity

First Freeper Go Go’s reference.


16 posted on 06/22/2012 2:13:14 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: napscoordinator

You have NO idea of what this is going to cost.....NONE...so don,t say it,s less.


17 posted on 06/22/2012 2:16:14 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Justaham
Maybe she can learn something from the athletes about diet and exercise.
18 posted on 06/22/2012 2:18:47 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Justaham

"...they gonna tape blinking yellow lights to her hips?"

19 posted on 06/22/2012 2:19:23 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Justaham

Lead the delegation my ass, she hates America, this is just another taxpayer paid vacation for her and her posse.


20 posted on 06/22/2012 2:19:54 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Justaham

"...history repeats itself, "the first as tragedy, then as farce..." Karl Marx

21 posted on 06/22/2012 2:21:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Justaham

There’s just no getting away from these people. They’re everywhere.


22 posted on 06/22/2012 2:22:33 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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To: napscoordinator
Cheaper than Laura’s Olympic adventure to Torino Italy.

And how much did that cost?

23 posted on 06/22/2012 2:27:23 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Ann Archy

Oh goodness Annie.....You are back from the dead? Anyway someone said 3-4 million dollars a few posts up... I love you and all, but sometimes you are dense as hell.


24 posted on 06/22/2012 2:32:05 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Justaham

Is she gonna lead jumping jacks in her Jimmy Choo kitten heels?

Look out London, there go the lobstas
And hide the Queen ‘for she get another wookie hug


25 posted on 06/22/2012 2:33:54 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: Justaham

She will extend the ceremonial One Finger Salute to the IOC for not choosing Chicago...


26 posted on 06/22/2012 2:36:12 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Justaham

137 more miserable days and this filthy Obama trash can start packing.


27 posted on 06/22/2012 2:38:07 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Justaham

WTFFFF?

28 posted on 06/22/2012 2:41:24 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: Cementjungle
I think Lolo Jones could help her:
29 posted on 06/22/2012 2:42:12 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Justaham

Maybe Michelle will be attired in a tight weight lifters pink spandex body suit and she’ll carry a sign saying eat broccoli?


30 posted on 06/22/2012 2:46:51 PM PDT by zbogwan2
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To: Justaham

BOOOOOOOOOOOOO.


31 posted on 06/22/2012 2:54:04 PM PDT by American Quilter (Romney is the GOP nominee. I'm so depressed.)
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To: OwenKellogg
Is she on the Olympic Vacation Team?

Multiple gold medal winner, and expected to break new world records this year.

Especially in the hot dogs w/Crystal champagne, and wagyu beef w/Diet Pepsi categories.

32 posted on 06/22/2012 2:58:22 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Justaham

I hear the Queen has already ordered the expensive silverware be taken back into the Royal vaults.


33 posted on 06/22/2012 3:01:30 PM PDT by gzzimlich
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To: Justaham

You know, that’s real mean.

What did the person in the photo ever do to you?

;^)


34 posted on 06/22/2012 3:06:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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The athletes just go out and do it.

Michelle goes out and orders it.

The first group are champions.

The other is a grand chumpion.

One group will be lucky if they get a gold medal.

We’ll be lucky if the other doesn’t get a God medal.


35 posted on 06/22/2012 3:17:15 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: DoughtyOne

The athletes just go out and do it.

Michelle goes out and orders it.

The first group are champions.

The other is a grand chumpion.

One group will be lucky if they get a gold medal.

The other has already been granted a God medal.


36 posted on 06/22/2012 3:19:38 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: Justaham
She's going to lead them to McDonalds.
37 posted on 06/22/2012 3:37:40 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Justaham

I hope Ann Romney’s horse poops on her head!


38 posted on 06/22/2012 3:40:02 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: OwenKellogg

NICE! I am not sure why she is doing this. Don’t they already have a blimp in London?


39 posted on 06/22/2012 3:42:30 PM PDT by DrDude (Governor of the 57th State)
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To: skeeter
S'okay. I hear she's bringing her own.


40 posted on 06/22/2012 3:46:57 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Justaham

Politics and partisanship aside, I cannot imagine anyone else more unsuited for this job (unless it was nobama himself).


41 posted on 06/22/2012 3:50:45 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: Justaham

Shelf ass puke


42 posted on 06/22/2012 3:52:49 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Average Al

She was until her genealogist discovered there was a white slave owner in the wood pile.


43 posted on 06/22/2012 3:58:02 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Justaham

I remember previous presidents going to the Olympics during their terms. In 2008, President Bush not only went to the Opening Ceremonies in Beijing, but he attended the US men’s basketball team’s first game, among other events.

I think it’s more of an issue that President Obama isn’t going to support his country’s athletes. He sent Biden to Vancouver in 2010 instead of going himself. I guess he’s just not proud enough of his country to override his hatred of the British.


44 posted on 06/22/2012 4:04:42 PM PDT by JeffChrz (Doubling down on failed ideas is not an economic policy. Vote for Romney.)
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To: rockabyebaby
Maybe this MSNBC link will tell us:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11278907/ns/nbcnightlynews/t/laura-bush-olympic-spirit/#.T-UkLvW0DQo

45 posted on 06/22/2012 4:05:07 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINO's)
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To: Justaham

LOL!


46 posted on 06/22/2012 4:34:51 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: napscoordinator

You are right. There is not one thing wrong with her doing this. I am glad she is.


47 posted on 06/22/2012 4:44:57 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: shalom aleichem
"She was until her genealogist discovered there was a white slave owner in the wood pile."


48 posted on 06/22/2012 5:11:10 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Goodwin’s Law


49 posted on 06/22/2012 5:29:42 PM PDT by hitchwolf
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To: napscoordinator

Are you a troll?


50 posted on 06/22/2012 6:50:57 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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