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Michelle Obama's 50th: 'Such a fun, fun party' (Parties past 3 a.m. w/ Beyoncé, McCartney, etc.)
The Chicago Tribune ^ | Sunday, Janaury 19, 2014 | Katherine Skiba

Posted on 01/19/2014 5:25:01 PM PST by kristinn

Beyonce and Stevie Wonder rocked the White House at a star-studded, late-night dance party celebrating first lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday, two guests told the Tribune on Sunday.

President Barack Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha joined family friends, elected officials, entertainers, athletes, business executives and big donors at the gala, which kicked off Saturday and lasted until the wee hours Sunday morning, the sources said.

The event was closed to the press, and the White House did not release a guest list or any other details. But two guests spoke to the Tribune on condition of anonymity, describing a bash at which a deejay kept people on the dance floor in the East Room until after 3 a.m. Washington time.

VIP guests, according to sources, included political luminaries Bill and Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, national security adviser Susan Rice, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Democratic National Committee official Donna Brazile.

Other high-profile guests included Sir Paul McCartney, Magic Johnson, Chicago-born actress/singer Jennifer Hudson, singer Janelle Monae, actor Kal Penn, TV personality Al Roker, actress Ashley Judd, tennis great Billie Jean King, retired Olympic figure-skater Michelle Kwan and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, the sources said.

SNIP

Also on hand were Chicago-area friends: Kaye and Wellington Wilson, Marty Nesbitt, Eric Whitaker, Laura Ricketts and Paula and Jim Crown, the sources said.

SNIP

The buffet table offered finger food, including mini-sliders featuring beef brisket, the sources said, and an open bar had hard liquor, champagne, beer and wine, the sources said.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; elitists; flotusmichelle; happybirthday; michellebirthday
It's good to be the queen!
1 posted on 01/19/2014 5:25:01 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

How much did this cost us, the American Taxpayer? I only ask because these 2 never seem to pay for anything...


2 posted on 01/19/2014 5:27:30 PM PST by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: kristinn

Geez, it’s been 50 years since her mother decided that abortion is wrong. Time sure does fly.


3 posted on 01/19/2014 5:27:34 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: kristinn

Did Al Roker diarrhea in his pants again?


4 posted on 01/19/2014 5:28:38 PM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: kristinn

5 posted on 01/19/2014 5:29:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: kristinn
there's a cell.... in this same joint.... waiting for THE QUEEN!


6 posted on 01/19/2014 5:29:12 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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How do you have a private party with no guest list, no press.. at the people’s White House?


7 posted on 01/19/2014 5:31:09 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: kristinn

Soooo....who paid for all of this?


8 posted on 01/19/2014 5:32:20 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler
Soooo....who paid for all of this?

You did, sucka, and if you don't like it, we got an appointment with the IRS pre-scheduled for ya.

9 posted on 01/19/2014 5:33:44 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: kristinn
Its good the guest list didn't include anyone with any unpleasant points of view.

Wouldn't want Moochelle exposed to any alternative opinions.

10 posted on 01/19/2014 5:38:05 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Timber Rattler

I read that they had to pay for it and it was speculated that was the reason that dinner wasn’t served.


11 posted on 01/19/2014 5:39:18 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Volunteer

I believe the Obamas paid for it - thats why the invitation encouraged guests to eat before they dropped by - no dinner was served.


12 posted on 01/19/2014 5:39:24 PM PST by skeeter
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To: kristinn
"entertainers, athletes, business executives and big donors at the gala"

Gathering of capitalist elites meet to greet the queen dictator of the coming commune.

13 posted on 01/19/2014 5:42:20 PM PST by high info voter
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To: kristinn

Where IS the barf alert on that video on Chicago Tribune site. UGH........ gushing, slobbering and disgusting.

Gee, first person evah to turn 50 right?


14 posted on 01/19/2014 5:52:59 PM PST by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense? Cruz our new Churchill?)
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To: kristinn

It does my heart such good to see Michelle, the wife of our great “tribune of the people” (that’s what a community organizer was called in ancient Rome), feted in so proletarian a fashion. I can see why the enlightened value her and her long-suffering husband so highly. How could the “have nots” be better represented than by Michelle and Barack? They are the Gracchi of our age.

Tiberius and Gaius, call your office.


15 posted on 01/19/2014 5:53:40 PM PST by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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Have to give McCartney some credit. He dissed Nancy Pelosi:

James Taylor held court with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who later tried to get a dance with McCartney, who only had eyes for his wife of two years, Nancy Shevell. "Sir Paul didn't allow many people to come between him and his bride. He came to party!" says the source. "He pulled his jacket off, put it at Valerie's table and then danced away with his wife."

16 posted on 01/19/2014 5:58:45 PM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

private party? at the white house?

I have a party I’m hosting that would be much better at such a location.

how much did they pay to rent the hall? who do I contact?


17 posted on 01/19/2014 6:03:31 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: skeeter
I find it repulsive that anyone indulge themselves in their own birthday celebration for weeks on end (24 days in Hawaii). This is the height of self-aggrandizement and explains why these two are just right for each other.

The 'no dinner' claim is a ploy meant to calm outsiders.. They DID serve food and thousands of dollars in hard liquor.

18 posted on 01/19/2014 6:04:59 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: kristinn

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg was there? She went to the bosses’ wife’s party?


19 posted on 01/19/2014 6:06:55 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: kristinn

Can’t stand that Macca is an Obama worshiper but give Paul credit for being a one woman at a time kinda guy.


20 posted on 01/19/2014 6:08:57 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: kristinn

Sounnds like a communist convention.


21 posted on 01/19/2014 6:14:26 PM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: kristinn
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And the court jesters attempted to amuse the queen.

22 posted on 01/19/2014 6:36:08 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Texas Songwriter

Yes, this does sound like something from Pravda. 1977, or so. Extreme pomposity. Blatant elitism to the point of being offensive. There is little that Socialists and wanna be Royalists enjoy more than watching the impotent outrage of the working class citizenry.


23 posted on 01/19/2014 7:32:20 PM PST by lee martell
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To: kristinn

The Queen and her Queer need to be overthown.


24 posted on 01/19/2014 7:55:18 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014theyearofdeadRINOs)
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To: kristinn

Between the really crappy music McCartney has been putting out for the last forty years (with one or two exceptions) and his cozying up to scum like the Obamas it’s getting really hard for me to retain any respect him.


25 posted on 01/19/2014 8:02:06 PM PST by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: kristinn

What? no Wagyu beef? Cheapskates.


26 posted on 01/19/2014 8:44:05 PM 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: CivilWarBrewing

Bingo!


27 posted on 01/19/2014 9:01:19 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But of course, Obama is sooooooooooo concerned about “income inequality” when he throws all these lavish parties with his rich liberal pals.


28 posted on 01/19/2014 9:11:14 PM PST by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: kristinn

But why bring her husband into this?


29 posted on 01/19/2014 9:38:38 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Is momma-the-leech still residing in the whitehut?


30 posted on 01/19/2014 9:40:35 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: kristinn

31 posted on 01/19/2014 9:42:53 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Volunteer

The invite was funny:

**Michelle Obama wanted guests to know that dinner would not be served at her 50th birthday party. But instead of adding “light refreshments” or “cocktails and hors d’oeurves” to the invitation, she went with a very straight forward note to “eat before you come” – EBYC, for short.**


32 posted on 01/19/2014 9:47:51 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: kristinn
“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”

― George Orwell, Animal Farm

33 posted on 01/19/2014 9:52:05 PM PST by StarfireIV
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To: StarfireIV
Git down wit da Dougie.


34 posted on 01/19/2014 10:00:10 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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