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Michelle's Fabulous Designer Diamonds: Taxpayer Paid?
CultureMap Houston ^ | 9-21-11 | Shelby Hodge

Posted on 09/22/2011 4:06:55 AM PDT by Cyclops08

Michelle Obama dazzles in New York, wearing diamond bangles by H-Town's Katie Decker

That was no ordinary bling on the wrist of First Lady Michelle Obama at the DNC fundraiser in New York Tuesday night. Those fancy diamond cuffs were the creation of 23-year-old Katie Decker, whose namesake jewelry line has been making a serious splash since her graduation from Texas A&M two years ago.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bracelets; corruption; diamonds; jewelry; magilla; obama; stillugly; taxpayer; vulgarwoman
The article is a Jackie O puff piece. But it does throw a LOT of dollar figures around-enough to question if this came from yet another taxpayer paid shopping spree.

Will someone ask in the next press conference, "Who paid for those diamonds?" I doubt it.

PS: the comments are hilarious! Skip the story, that's where the fun is!

1 posted on 09/22/2011 4:06:57 AM PDT by Cyclops08
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To: Cyclops08

Many celebrities wear clothes and jewels on loan from designers. It is a form of advertising for the designers, whether it be clothing or jewels.

Michelle Obama may not own those bracelets. They may only have been loaned to her.


2 posted on 09/22/2011 4:19:28 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: SatinDoll

Her husband should be wearing some ‘’bling’’ as well.......they are called handcuffs


3 posted on 09/22/2011 4:22:02 AM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty as a Christian)
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To: Cyclops08

I’m guessing they were on loan.


4 posted on 09/22/2011 4:24:55 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: SatinDoll
SUV's may cause glowbull whining as they have told us as well but until someone asks the obvious question of her willingness to adorn herslf as the Queen in these times, we must make assumptions to drive the asking of the question.

Either way, it just adds to her now credible image of Moochelle Antoinette.

5 posted on 09/22/2011 4:26:57 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Cyclops08

I love the comments!

What’s also amusing is that the lib(s) who wrote and published this gushing article are totally oblivious to the contrast of Michelle’s bling and the state of the economy.


6 posted on 09/22/2011 4:27:22 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: SatinDoll
Michelle Obama may not own those bracelets. They may only have been loaned to her.

a loan is something of value and should be treated as such

what would the IRS do to you or me?

.

7 posted on 09/22/2011 4:33:03 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Cyclops08

Nancy Reagan never got this fawning press for her apparel that was also on line.


8 posted on 09/22/2011 4:35:47 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: SatinDoll

We’ll know soon. If they’re not on loan, she’ll be flaunting them in our faces every chance she gets.


9 posted on 09/22/2011 4:35:47 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: Incorrigible

D’Oh! On-line = on loan


10 posted on 09/22/2011 4:37:05 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: nuconvert

A loan would work with most first couples...BUT, the Obamas are unlike any other first couple.

Like one commenter said, Maybe the Obamas have figured out the candy store is closing in Nov.2012...

As a taxpayer I want to see where the jewelry has been given back.


11 posted on 09/22/2011 4:38:13 AM PDT by Cyclops08
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To: Cyclops08

502 Bad Gateway message


12 posted on 09/22/2011 4:40:17 AM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Cyclops08

The fruits of corruption. Remember they had nothing except a junk car,when he ran for office.Now they are millionaires with a mansion of their own. Some democrats are more corrupt than other though. The Obamas with union and real estate “gifts” take it to the next level. I hope I see the day they do a perp walk.


13 posted on 09/22/2011 4:44:13 AM PDT by Rapscallion (This administration is so bad their corruption is incompetent)
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To: Cyclops08

“As a taxpayer I want to see where the jewelry has been given back.”

Because it bothers you that she might have bought them, or because she shouldn’t accept expensive gifts?


14 posted on 09/22/2011 4:44:30 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Cyclops08


15 posted on 09/22/2011 4:45:22 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Elle Bee; Bluebird Singing
If Michelle had purchased these diamond bangles, we'd know about it. The designer would shout it from the rooftops.

As with the jewels worn by big name stars on Oscars night, the baubles are on loan, are worn by the big name, and are highly-insured and protected security-wise for one night, then returned immediately.

Wearing the jewelry for one special event creates attention and advertising both for the wearer and the provider. It often "makes" the designer or company in the fine jewelry wholesale or retail business.

The immorality of this ploy between the designer and the wife of the president is that while there's no obvious or covert kickback for the free advertising, undoubtedly there will be a fat contribution sent to the Obama re-election campaign when the time comes....the contribution being sent in the name of the designer's third cousin twice removed, of course.

This is how it's done in the rarified atmosphere of politics and greed on the highest level.

Leni

16 posted on 09/22/2011 4:52:30 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Too Bad Those of Us who Work for a Living Have to Support Those who Vote for a Living)
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To: Rapscallion

Actually Obama made a good bit of money on the book written by Ayers. He does have his own source of income. Also Michelle had a very tidy salary at the UC hospital system (which was very likely a matter of political favor since her salary doubled when Barry went from a state senator to a federal one).

Neither of them were actually poor at any recent time. I would certainly describe most of it as ill gotten gains, but it’s been long term, not Whitehouse based.


17 posted on 09/22/2011 4:55:59 AM PDT by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: nuconvert
How about because it was a campaign event and we all had to know what Palin did with her wardrobe.
18 posted on 09/22/2011 4:59:50 AM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: EBH

“How about because it was a campaign event and we all had to know what Palin did with her wardrobe.”

That’s your rationale?
It was ridiculous in Palin’s case, it’s no better now.


19 posted on 09/22/2011 5:04:50 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Cyclops08

I’m sure they are gratis from a designer. The O’s would be more than stupid to pull that. They are corrupt and vain, not dumb.


20 posted on 09/22/2011 5:05:15 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Cyclops08

I meant gratis as in a loan, as celebrities do it.


21 posted on 09/22/2011 5:07:55 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: SatinDoll

You’re right. I’m sure they are on loan. Standard practice for celebrities. Although, I do keep hearing the aria “Glitter and be Gay” everytime I see that woman decked out while half a million people are thrown out of work.


22 posted on 09/22/2011 5:14:49 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: Cyclops08; JLAGRAYFOX; unkus; SouthTexas; Las Vegas Ron; andy58-in-nh; flat; freekitty; Nachum; ...

Michelle Malkin is doing an awesome job of exposing the corruption associated with the occupants of our White House and within this corrupt Administration. We need more patriotic Americans investigating every shred of corruption in DC so that We The People can clean this sewer immediately.

Exposure is the only thing these self-serving, power-hungry Liberals fear.

It’s spine and guts time before our country and freedom are stolen by these amoral, self-serving, greedy human waste. Our children and grandchildren’s futures are on the line. Believe it.


23 posted on 09/22/2011 5:51:39 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: MinuteGal
if I were in the car business and were to provide a car for you without compensation the value of the 'loan' of the car would be a taxable event to the recipient and perhaps even a deduction to the car business

it's a stretch and say that Mochell is in the high fashion business

a gift would have to be reported ... I don't know how clothing and accessories 'loaned' to politicians has been handled in the past

If you 'loaned' Moochell a Gulfstream for the week I think that would have to be papered up .

24 posted on 09/22/2011 5:54:36 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Cyclops08

Take a pig to the opera, when you go home you still have a pig.


25 posted on 09/22/2011 5:55:56 AM PDT by boothead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

You are right on the money!!! Michelle Malkin is doing an outstanding job in exposing Obama & company for the fraud & criminals they are. IMHO, Obama is Hitler, Immelt of GE is Albert Spear, Debbie Wasserman Shultz is Goebbels and Himmler is Eric Holder!!! The America haters, doing their utmost to destroy America!!!


26 posted on 09/22/2011 6:11:27 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: SatinDoll
Wearing bracelets that cost in the thousands, even "on loan," is not a particularly smart move considering the state of the current economy, particularly when the state of the economy is more and more being attached to her husband's name.

Michelle Obama is not a "celebrity," she is the First Lady. The celebrities who typically wear the borrowed jewelry aren't married to the guy who seems to be constantly telling us that we are all going to have to "sacrifice" and who talks about "the rich."

She's already been criticized for taking extravagant vacations,wearing the expensive shoes and clothes, eating and drinking well and expensively while so many people in the country are out of work, having homes foreclosed, can't afford vacations, and are otherwise having difficulties making ends meet.

It just plain "looks bad" and you'd think someone in the White House would tell her clearly that she needs to rein herself in and cool it with the conspicuous consumption and self-indulgence, if she has any interest in her husband being re-elected.

Of course, maybe she's not interested in that.

27 posted on 09/22/2011 6:22:50 AM PDT by susannah59
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To: Cyclops08

Weren’t wool coats called Republican coats because the politicians women didn’t it think it was appropriate to wear expensive furs or something like that?


28 posted on 09/22/2011 6:23:01 AM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: Cyclops08

Just read on Drudge this morning about a moon rock that was “found” in Clinton’s presidential stuff - worth more than a million dollars....hmmm...how does that happen by accident? A lot was ripped off from the WH when the Clintons’ left, but Barry and Michelle hate all things that have to do with the patriarchal white man history of America — so maybe they’ll leave those relics behind —or have they already sold it all to their donors? Why hasn’t Katie C or Diane S had a tour of the WH with Michelle so We the People can see if anything is missing? Who will have the guts to go after these frauds now or later???


29 posted on 09/22/2011 6:36:16 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Cyclops08

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2781920/posts

Michelle Obama dazzles in New York, wearing diamond bangles by H-Town’s Katie Decker ($42K cuffs)
Houston Culture Map ^ | September 21, 2011 | Shelby Hodge


30 posted on 09/22/2011 6:37:55 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
You can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear. I don't see any picture of the big Wookie in diamonds. Must be the taxpayers stash that paid for those.
31 posted on 09/22/2011 6:42:37 AM PDT by angcat (RUN SARAH RUN!)
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To: Cyclops08

diamonds were on loan.... read the article


32 posted on 09/22/2011 6:42:42 AM PDT by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: JLAGRAYFOX; flat; unkus; SouthTexas; ZULU; exit82; vette6387; Nachum; callisto; freekitty; ...

Meanwhile, is anyone asking why no one in Congress, except Issa, is demanding the truth and exposing the enemies within? No calls for impeachment on the basis of the continuing exposure of this Administration’s corruption? Is every member of this Congress gutless? No one I talk to believes that the politicians in DC don’t know the truth and don’t know whose committing the corruption and the theft of We The People’s tax dollars?

Comments anyone? My questions would be appropriate at tonight’s debate, don’t ya think?


33 posted on 09/22/2011 7:08:41 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Incorrigible

I don’t care if they are on loan, it was still bad form to be seen flaunting such expensive jewels.

The obama’s are grifters, nothing more.


34 posted on 09/22/2011 7:08:44 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Well said.

The silence of Congress is deafening, when there is SO MUCH to use to take Obama and the Dims down.

Does anyone really believe that the MSM is investigating Fast and Furious,Solyndra,LightSquared, MuffinGate, Gibson Guitars,ad infinitum?

Thank God for Issa and for Malkin. Doing the Lord’s work.

Hope all is well today in your corner of the world.


35 posted on 09/22/2011 7:27:51 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82; JLAGRAYFOX; MamaDearest; freekitty; unkus; vette6387; rodguy911; Las Vegas Ron

IMO, every American NOT vocally demanding exposure, prosecution and prison time for every politician who is dirty and corrupt including every single one in this Administration and those occupying our White House is “part of the problem.”

The silence is deafening!


36 posted on 09/22/2011 8:20:22 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

The pieces of inbred filth need to be removed.


37 posted on 09/22/2011 8:31:23 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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