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Michelle Obama Gets Her Knees Dirty in the White House Garden (barf alert)
People.com ^ | Originally posted Friday April 10, 2009 10:10 AM EDT | By Sandra Sobieraj Westfall

Posted on 04/10/2009 2:49:34 PM PDT by lewisglad

First Lady Michelle Obama, the knees of her cropped black slacks covered in dirt, planted herb seedlings and carrots in her new White House Kitchen Garden Thursday, telling local schoolchildren enlisted to help that fresh veggies are "brain food."

Making the point that homegrown is a cheap way for families to eat healthily, the First Lady asked the kids: "How much do you think it costs to do this garden?"

"Over $100,000," guessed a boy.

Laughing, Mrs. Obama replied, "My husband would go crazy if he thought we were spending that kind of money! ... It's between $100 and $200. So it's not a lot of money. And this garden can not only feed my family, but it's going to feed all the staff at the White House. We're going to serve it at some State Dinners."

Mrs. Obama said the top question she got from world leaders on her recent trip to Europe with the president was about the garden. "From Prince Charles on down, they were excited we were planting this."

As for another pressing question back home – when they'll need to worry about putting chicken wire around the garden to keep out a frolicking First Dog – Mrs. Obama said only, "Soon, soon!"


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
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To: lewisglad
That's a sissy garden. Where are the tomatoes, corn, beans (butter and pole), squash, cucumbers etc.
101 posted on 04/10/2009 3:46:32 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (Americans Bow to No One; Obama Bows to Saudi KINGS and Lies about it.)
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To: lewisglad; All

Oh, come on. We’re conservatives, so let’s be fair. Just because we don’t like this woman’s politics doesn’t mean she can’t do some things right. And planting a garden is a good thing to do. This is setting an example for a lot of people who wouldn’t ordinarily think they could do it. I approve of the fact that she’s getting out in the sunshine and digging around, even if it is just a photo op. To be honest, I don’t suppose she has a lot of time for weeding and I don’t expect her to do it.

If Cindy McCain were doing the same thing we’d all be thrilled.


102 posted on 04/10/2009 3:47:37 PM PDT by ottbmare (Ein Reich, ein Volk, ein Obama!)
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To: lewisglad

Looks like she’s still got her drag Queen lashes on.


103 posted on 04/10/2009 3:51:02 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: windsorknot

walking on water somewhere no doubt...


104 posted on 04/10/2009 3:52:25 PM PDT by steveo
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To: airborne
"No cotton or tobacco?"

No watermelon?

105 posted on 04/10/2009 3:55:00 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: trisham
Prince Charles is very much a "hands on" person. He does actually do quite a bit of basic work on his property and enjoys it.

My source is a friend who worked for him for several years. What is yours?

106 posted on 04/10/2009 3:56:54 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: Churchillspirit

Gee. You have a single source for your perspective. I’m overwhelmed.


107 posted on 04/10/2009 3:58:08 PM 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: trisham
And your source is?
108 posted on 04/10/2009 3:58:41 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: Churchillspirit
Oh, here he is in his gardening duds.

I'm guessing that Camille is a gardener, too.

109 posted on 04/10/2009 4:01:22 PM 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: Churchillspirit

Who is yours?


110 posted on 04/10/2009 4:02:52 PM 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: All
"...My husband would go crazy if he thought we were spending that kind of money..."

I don't know about that. Didn't they recently pay to fly a pizza guy with his pans and dough 850 miles for a pizza?

111 posted on 04/10/2009 4:04:19 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: lewisglad

Notice the nice signs for each type of plant. The signs are painted green with white scrolled lettering. How much did those signs cost the taxpayers?


112 posted on 04/10/2009 4:06:36 PM PDT by Raster Man
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To: Raster Man
Only the best for the Obamas. It's government money, after all.
113 posted on 04/10/2009 4:07:40 PM 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: trisham

Cool, 3 cabbages in the same photo!


114 posted on 04/10/2009 4:08:59 PM PDT by dforest
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To: lewisglad

115 posted on 04/10/2009 4:12:41 PM PDT by paulycy (BEWARE the LIBERAL/MEDIA Complex)
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To: trisham
I gave you mine - one of many actually, but you cannot come up with a any credible source for your bigotry.

I pity you.

Good day.

116 posted on 04/10/2009 4:14:09 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: lewisglad
I have no problem with this. In fact, it is good that the President eat decent healthy food. I mean really there is enough to complain about Obama without being ridiculous. My Grandparents had a huge garden and it was fun in the summer to pick strawberries, corn on the cob and other foods.
117 posted on 04/10/2009 4:14:37 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: indylindy

A nod of gratitude to one of the greats for some wonderful entertainment!

118 posted on 04/10/2009 4:16:28 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: surely_you_jest
What is your problem? My problem is gratuitous photo ops by intellectually dishonest pols.

You'd rather have Michelle Obama drafting plans to nationalize health care, like Hillary was doing when she was first lady?

Michelle Obama is showing these kids that with a little effort they can actually produce something and give them something to be proud of.

ALL first ladies have some kind of cause or project. Michelle teaching those kids that effort produces rewards is the best thing that she could be doing, particularly for the kids that would be most likely to look up to her.

119 posted on 04/10/2009 4:19:02 PM PDT by Wissa (I despise the liberal media.)
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To: ottbmare
If Cindy McCain were doing the same thing we’d all be thrilled.

Thrilled? I'd be shocked!

120 posted on 04/10/2009 4:22:36 PM PDT by Wissa (I despise the liberal media.)
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To: indylindy

“Scarlett O Hara”

LOL! In 3 months will we see Shelly standing there ouside the WH, holding a turnip aloft, shouting to the sky “As God is my witness, we’ll never go hungry again!” ???

(Did they plant arugula?)


121 posted on 04/10/2009 4:23:17 PM PDT by silverleaf (We live in interesting times: now the entire IRS works for a tax evader)
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To: lewisglad

I hope she is planting steroid free veggies.

122 posted on 04/10/2009 4:24:55 PM PDT by jetson
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To: The Worthless Miracle

You can’t comprehend a simple story. She was talking about the cost of this particular purchase. Not everything she ever spent. I would go back and reread the story if I were you.


123 posted on 04/10/2009 4:25:00 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: lewisglad

When Clinton (Bill that is) here’s about this, he’ll be visiting the WH soon.


124 posted on 04/10/2009 4:32:35 PM PDT by VA Voter
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

I just told my husband they look like something my mom would wear.


125 posted on 04/10/2009 4:33:37 PM PDT by muggs (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a stupid question)
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To: All

It’s all bullsh*t. a photo op..She’ll never be out there again. Just trying to show she’s one of the peasants too. Just like Castro wearing his fatigues ( then he retires to one of his castles like the king he is )


126 posted on 04/10/2009 4:37:14 PM PDT by sonic109
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To: lewisglad
[Michelle Obama Gets Her Knees Dirty in the White House Garden (barf alert)]

I believe they meant Her Fetlocks Dirty.

Like Michele has ever done subsistence gardening.

127 posted on 04/10/2009 4:40:54 PM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: silverleaf

Barry Soetero as Ashley Wilkes

Paris Hilton as Prissy

Thomas Sowell as Rhett Butler

Beyonce as Melanie


128 posted on 04/10/2009 4:47:27 PM PDT by dforest
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To: lewisglad
Did I see a sign for Maui Wowie??
129 posted on 04/10/2009 4:49:17 PM PDT by ditto h
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To: lewisglad

Maybe they should plant cotton and watermellons.


130 posted on 04/10/2009 5:24:53 PM PDT by bikerman (Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.)
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To: lewisglad; nutmeg

No wonder is was so expensive...they are planting fully grown crops. LOL!


131 posted on 04/10/2009 5:41:07 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Blagojevich: a mediocre megalomaniac)
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To: napscoordinator

“You can’t comprehend a simple story. She was talking about the cost of this particular purchase. Not everything she ever spent. I would go back and reread the story if I were you.”

You’re right. The Obamas are spendthrifts. Jackass.


132 posted on 04/10/2009 5:53:09 PM PDT by The Worthless Miracle (I will not gird my loins for Joe Biden.)
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To: The Worthless Miracle

Oh jeeze calm down...I was kidding. Sheesh...You must go off on the day Jesus died on the cross over a post???? Seriously?????


133 posted on 04/10/2009 5:57:33 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: nbenyo; Wissa

Glad to know that I’m not alone in thinking this is not a bad thing. Planting and tending a garden is a wonderful learning experience for children.


134 posted on 04/10/2009 6:27:30 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: lewisglad
Mrs. Obama replied, "My husband would go crazy if he thought we were spending that kind of money! ... It's between $100 and $200. So it's not a lot of money. And this garden can not only feed my family, but it's going to feed all the staff at the White House. We're going to serve it at some State Dinners."

Larry Elder (Black conservative) put it on the table years ago: "Black people think differently"

135 posted on 04/10/2009 6:31:11 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Real "arrogance" is enslaving MY grandkids for Zero's utopia)
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To: nutmeg; Lady GOP

Notice something strange in the photo linked in #6? The woman who is ALWAYS sleeveless when the occasion does not warrant it is the only one pictured with her arms covered.


136 posted on 04/10/2009 7:44:23 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: lewisglad
Oh my lord to be! That bruise on HARPO’s eye,reassembles a hunk of manure on Michelle’s CLOGS. What are your thoughts? A related event?
137 posted on 04/10/2009 8:25:47 PM PDT by katiekins1 (I Bow to No One)
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To: indylindy
Beyonce as Melanie

LOL!

138 posted on 04/11/2009 9:44:44 AM PDT by lewisglad
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