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“I Don’t Think It’s Rude, But…” Etiquette Experts Perplexed Over First Lady’s Party Plans
Washington Post ^ | 1/6/14 | HELENA ANDREWS

Posted on 01/12/2014 8:21:15 AM PST by jimbo123

Guests attending Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday party at the White House later this month can look forward to “a little Dougie” but definitely not dinner.

Word’s out that the lucky VIPs invited to fete Mrs. Obama at a “Snacks & Sips & Dancing & Dessert” party have been advised to dust off their dancing shoes and, more strictly, “to eat before you come.”

While it’s always nice to give the stiletto sporting crowd a heads-up, the East Wing’s “EBYC” directive has some folks in the party planning business scratching their heads.

“I don’t think it’s rude, but I do think it’s a little . . . different than what people are used to. How’s that for putting it delicately?” joked Lizzie Post, great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post and co-author of “Great Get-Togethers: Casual Gatherings and Elegant Parties at Home.”

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KEYWORDS: flotusmichelle; happybirthday; michellebirthday; michelleobama; michelles50th
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1 posted on 01/12/2014 8:21:15 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I hope Lizzie Post’s taxes are in order.


2 posted on 01/12/2014 8:22:49 AM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: jimbo123

1. Get there EARLY because Mooch will be snacking well ahead of you!

2. Finally! She’s concerned about saving Taxpayer Dollars!

3. *SMIRK*


3 posted on 01/12/2014 8:23:43 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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5 posted on 01/12/2014 8:29:00 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: jimbo123

I’m guessing she’s staying in Hawaii for some fat gut sucking surgery. Would have liked to weigh her on the baggage scale.


6 posted on 01/12/2014 8:31:14 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: jimbo123

Why don’t they just say “Hors D’oevres” and “Wine”?

“Eat before you come” sounds so crass. Like, we can’t afford to feed you because we spent $14 Million on our Hawaiian romp.


7 posted on 01/12/2014 8:31:38 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: jimbo123
"a little Dougie"?

I think she means a little doggie

8 posted on 01/12/2014 8:31:39 AM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: jimbo123

The WH is only serving heavy pu pu’s?
Or is that poo poo’s?

Dangs folks the mean republicans won’t pay barry enough to host a dinner party for the missus? And Oprah is tapped out


10 posted on 01/12/2014 8:32:26 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: jimbo123

Someone (Rush?) should call Domino’s and have a truckload of pizzas delivered to the event.


11 posted on 01/12/2014 8:32:40 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: jimbo123

Rude as hell—no shock here!


12 posted on 01/12/2014 8:32:54 AM PST by dinodino
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To: afraidfortherepublic

LOL!!!


13 posted on 01/12/2014 8:32:56 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: jimbo123

Breaking laws, breaking etiquette - what’s the difference?


14 posted on 01/12/2014 8:33:33 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: clintonh8r

15 posted on 01/12/2014 8:33:43 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

BREAKING NEWS:

The Moose says: I eated it all. There is only a few crackas left.


16 posted on 01/12/2014 8:34:11 AM PST by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

BINGO!!!!

I still remember when Rush started a fund to pay for drugs for Dick Gephardt’s mother so she wouldn’t have to choose between medicine and eating dog food.


18 posted on 01/12/2014 8:34:56 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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I’ll bet those snacks will cost us in the millions..by the time these free loader leave the white house there will not be any food left for the rest of us..


20 posted on 01/12/2014 8:38:25 AM PST by PLD
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To: jimbo123
At least she didn't tell them how many calories to consume.

Seriously, there seems to be something going on in the background of the Obama marriage. Staying in Hawaii by herself was a signal. Having a 50th birthday party which eliminates the dining portion of the evening makes it an express party. Party-goers are in and out, giving the Obama’s the perfect excuse to avoid each other, at her abbreviated party, without seeming conspicuous.

21 posted on 01/12/2014 8:38:57 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: jimbo123
No class at all.
Not one person in that huge staff of hers, more than any other First Lady, can tell her (dare tell her?) what the proper etiquette is.

22 posted on 01/12/2014 8:39:55 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: jimbo123

Food for ME, but not for thee. Peasants!


23 posted on 01/12/2014 8:41:03 AM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: CaptainK

It’s impossible to be a “beard” full-time.


24 posted on 01/12/2014 8:41:16 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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25 posted on 01/12/2014 8:42:44 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Sacajaweau
for some fat gut sucking surgery

for some fat BUTT sucking surgery!

26 posted on 01/12/2014 8:44:07 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: TheGipperWasRight

True, that!


27 posted on 01/12/2014 8:44:15 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
No....The Obama's have to pay for the food...

Caviar is not cheap...BUT...It's Russian and no way will Obama give in to supporting Russia in any way.

28 posted on 01/12/2014 8:45:20 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: jimbo123

Wonder if they’ll have the calorie count posted beside each item.

Oh, I forgot: “laws for thee but not for me.”


29 posted on 01/12/2014 8:45:31 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Lx

They pay for the food....We pay for the servants.


31 posted on 01/12/2014 8:46:20 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Malone LaVeigh

It would be Little Caesars providing the pizzas.

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/04/09/president-obamas-1-million-pizza-party-in-detroit/


32 posted on 01/12/2014 8:46:31 AM PST by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: jimbo123

Is she still in Hawaii???

Can you imagine if Laura Bush had spent another week in florida at taxpayers expense???


33 posted on 01/12/2014 8:47:09 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: PLD

awesome


34 posted on 01/12/2014 8:48:13 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Mr. K

I’ve always said barak had the hots for oprah


35 posted on 01/12/2014 8:50:29 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Orca will order three times the amount needed because she will graze through 2/3 of it before moochie gets a taste.


36 posted on 01/12/2014 8:53:59 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: CaptainK

The British and foreign press are reporting DIVORCE is in the air... it has been for some time. Drudge has a link or did earlier this morning.


37 posted on 01/12/2014 8:56:27 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: jimbo123

The Mooch will pig out in a private pre party orgy. :-)


38 posted on 01/12/2014 8:56:27 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: jimbo123

This woman just has no class.


39 posted on 01/12/2014 8:56:30 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: jimbo123

The woofer proves the hand is faster than the eye.


40 posted on 01/12/2014 8:56:48 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: jimbo123

Have another lemon!


41 posted on 01/12/2014 8:58:21 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: clintonh8r

Didnt she have the family dog at the handicapped kids party who knocked down some poor sweet 4 year old?

What is wrong with this woman?


42 posted on 01/12/2014 9:01:24 AM PST by stanne
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the dog knocked down the only white child...you tell me...


43 posted on 01/12/2014 9:03:19 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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The little girl wasn’t the only white child. In fact....very few blacks...unusual for Michelle


44 posted on 01/12/2014 9:07:13 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Why don’t they just say “Hors D’oevres” and “Wine”?


Functions hosted on base by the Missile Wing always advised that they would serve “light refreshments.” That pretty much made it clear you would need to eat before you show.

My overseas unit were directed to bring a flight to march in a parade for the deactivation of a numbered Air Force activity. Afterwards, our First Sergeant advised us that we were specifically “Not Invited” for refreshments afterwards. This isn’t that crass, but it’s really trying...


45 posted on 01/12/2014 9:11:32 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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Don’t have a party if you can’t at minimum meet your guests’ basic bodily needs. Seriously. You don’t need anything fancy, but even if she’s calling it snacks and cocktails, you serve enough little chicken wings or other protein rich hors doeuvres that your guests can fill up. You don’t need seating. Just enough protein snacks so that no one has to go hungry.

And it is the height of rudeness to tell guests not to arrive hungry. You might as well ask them to drink water before they arrive because there won’t be any beverages. Or to make sure their bladders and rectums are fully voided because the restrooms will be locked.

A party = sharing of nourishment (in many ways). Even at a college dorm party, guests should expect a passing of the bong and a reach into the party size Doritos bag. Come on, mooch.


46 posted on 01/12/2014 9:18:07 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Michelle says “Pay your respects, then get the hell out!”


47 posted on 01/12/2014 9:19:50 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Sacajaweau

Yes, i know. Im glad you corrected the poster

I would never have pointed out such a thing even if true, wouldn’t have noticed it, not being a racist


48 posted on 01/12/2014 9:19:57 AM PST by stanne
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To: jimbo123

no class. dancing champagne and nibbles and snacks would have said it all.


49 posted on 01/12/2014 9:20:44 AM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: jimbo123

The media and the culture are SO DEDICATED to the Obama Cult, that even in the face of obvious disrespect, they refuse to acknowledge the truth that is as plain as the nose on their face.

A sickness it is spreading over the land.


50 posted on 01/12/2014 9:20:51 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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