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  • Public School Kids Protest 'Let's Move' Lunches As First Daughters Get Meatball Subs, Ice Cream

    05/27/2014 1:29:17 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5-27-14 | Barbara Boland
    With public school students using #ThanksMichelle to tweet photos of their skimpy, stomach-turning school lunches, I decided to look at what Michelle Obama's daughters are served at Sidwell Friends school, and it turns out the girls dine on lunches from menus designed by chefs. While the Obama daughters have enjoyed dishes like chicken coconut soup, local butternut squash soup, crusted tilapia, they also get their fill of what Mrs. Obama might consider junk food. This week, for example, they'll enjoy meatball subs, BBQ wings, and ice cream, in addition to chicken curry, deviled egg salad and the intriguing "Chef's Choice."...
  • Michelle Obama Riverdances Through Dublin to the Tune of $7,921,638

    04/17/2014 9:57:55 AM PDT · by mojito · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/2014 | Tom Fitton
    When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the...
  • Michelle’s dogs apparently dine on china and crystal

    02/11/2014 3:59:55 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Neil Munro
    Poverty and unemployment are at near-record levels, the economy is stalled, and a record 47 million Americans are on food stamps, yet aides for first lady Michelle Obama’s tweeted out a picture of her two dogs apparently dining at a table laid with crystal and china. “Bone appétit!,” the aides added to the insensitive tweet, using the language of France’s queen Marie Antoinette, who was executed by radicals in 1793. One dog appears to be wearing a jeweled necklace. The other is wearing a red ribbon. Obama’s media courtiers applauded the ostentatious display of canine luxury. “Bo And Sunny Obama...
  • Celebrate “Empty Chair Day” in Barack & Michelle Obama’s $35 Million Kailua, Hawaii Mansion

    09/20/2012 11:56:38 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 41 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | September 3, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    (Being purchased for them by Penny Pritzker and wealthy Chicagoans) [ Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson, has been bragging about getting to live in Hawaii next, in a $35 million beachfront mansion after leaving the White House in January 2013.  "It was fun while it lasted", Miss Marion is quoted by Chicagoans as saying, "but wait until you see the place they're buying for Michelle and Barack!" ] Part 1 of this report — HEREPart 2 of this report — HERE***************************Today has been declared “National Empty Chair Day”, in honor of Clint Eastwood’s speech on the closing night of the Republican...
  • Michelle Obama will lead U.S. delegation to Olympics

    03/13/2012 9:39:25 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 13, 2012
    WASHINGTON — The White House says Michelle Obama will lead the official U.S. delegation to the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. It has become somewhat of a tradition for first ladies to lead the U.S. delegation.
  • First lady bids Vail adieu

    02/22/2011 5:56:39 AM PST · by maggief · 50 replies
    Vail Daily ^ | February 22, 2011 | Randy Wyrick
    VAIL — Michelle Obama had at least five options for weekend destinations, but insisted on Vail, sources told the Vail Daily. The first lady and her daughters were among those who packed up and headed for home Monday, closing out a busy Presidents Day weekend in the Vail Valley. Michelle Obama's press secretary issued a statement Saturday that the family is picking up the tab for personal expenses. Sources say that because Obama was largely paying her own way, she insisted on the final say.
  • Obamas' Social Style Has D.C. Grumbling

    10/18/2010 1:04:12 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    WWD Fashion ^ | October 18, 2010 | Susan Watters with contributions from Marc Karimzadeh
    Michelle Obama hits New York today — and the fashion world is aflutter. The First Lady is coming to town to attend a private Democratic fund-raiser at Donna Karan’s Upper West Side apartment, where she will mingle and chat with many of th
  • Catty Carla Bruni lifts lid on Michelle Obama's 'hellish' job ( Michelle hates her job!)

    09/15/2010 8:19:14 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 203 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Wednesday September 16, 2010 | Peter Allen and Michael Seamark
    Michelle Obama thinks being America’s First Lady is ‘hell’, Carla Bruni reveals today in a wildly indiscreet new book. Miss Bruni reveals that Mrs Obama replied when asked about her position as the U.S. president’s wife: ‘Don’t ask! It’s hell. I can’t stand it!’ Details of the private conversation, which took place at the White House during an official visit by Nicolas Sarkozy last March, emerged in Carla And The Ambitious, a book written in collaboration with Miss Bruni.
  • If Obama were a muslim, would he let Michelle dress like that?

    09/09/2010 4:11:44 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 57 replies
    I think it's a fair question to ask. I too have taken notice that 'Obama is a muslim', some of the puzzle pieces fit. But not enough IMHO, it doesn't stand on it's own. Now, if you re ask the question as "Is Obama an appeaser of muslims" then all of the puzzle pieces fit, particularly that of radical liberation theology. There shouldn't be any questions that he believes that garbage. Obama is not a muslim, he is a believer in liberation. And that does stand on it's own.
  • The tricky path forward for Michelle Obama (CNN plays Race Card...)

    08/16/2010 1:35:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/16/10 | John Blake
    To some she is a self-made woman and a global superstar. To critics she's an "angry black woman" ashamed of her country. Now she's been called a modern-day Marie Antoinette. -snip- "There are so many white people who are not used to seeing a black woman in this position," says Aminah Hanan, a Chicago blogger and managing editor of MichelleObamawatch.com. "She's the face of America, and they can't process it."
  • Royal treatment for the First Lady: Obama claims working class roots, but her lifestyle is luxury

    08/12/2010 3:38:47 AM PDT · by maggief · 35 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | August 12, 2010 | Andrea Tantaros
    When images of Jean Paul Gaultier-clad First Lady Michelle Obama on a $75,000-a-day Spanish holiday hit the wires, controversy was bound to erupt back home. Her carefully crafted image as "everywoman" was blown. In addition to the high cost, the evolving justifications for the trip offered by the White House's flack were just as dizzying. (snip) That's why the Marie Antoinette comparison is apt: The trip evokes a similar contempt for the plebeians. We might expect such detachment from celebrities, but not public servants. A leader shouldn't be living like a monarch when the rest of the country feels like...
  • The Obama presidency increasingly resembles a modern-day Ancien Régime:

    08/09/2010 11:52:08 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 16 replies
    Telegraph ^ | August 7th, 2010 | Nile Gardiner
    What the great French historian Alexis de Tocqueville would make of today’s Obama administration were he alive today is anyone’s guess. But I would wager that the author of L’Ancien Régime and Democracy in America would be less than impressed with the extravagance and arrogance on display among the White House elites that rule America as though they had been handed some divine right to govern with impunity. It is the kind of impunity that has been highlighted on the world stage this week by Michelle Obama’s hugely costly trip to Spain, which has prompted a New York Post columnist...
  • Let Us Bake Cake

    08/09/2010 9:57:05 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 5 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 08/09/10 | CaroleL
    Marie Antoinette may not be the best historical reference for the current Obama Family vs. the American people disconnect. First, there's no proof that the 18th century French queen ever actually uttered the phrase "Let them eat cake" when told the peasants had no bread. And second, the majority of the American people are not demanding that the Obama government give them bread or cake or anything else except the freedom to do our own baking.
  • Media Matters Palace Guard Defense of Michelle Obama Backfires - Big Time

    08/07/2010 2:29:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 225 replies · 1+ views
    Saturday, August 7, 2010 | Kristinn
    Democratic Party front group Media Matters for America has been loyally defending First Lady Michelle Obama's luxurious Spanish vacation this week even as other liberals concede the Obama administration made a politically insensitive call in signing off on the trip.Today, Media Matters attacked Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit/Pajamas Media for his critique of Michelle Obama's trip. The headline of the attack piece: Michelle Obama derangement syndrome: Instapundit posts pic of First Lady as Marie AntoinetteNot only does the headline reinforce the growing meme that Michelle Obama is acting like a rich pig, but upon opening the article one is confronted with...
  • Caption Michelle on vacation (again)

    08/04/2010 12:51:50 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 90 replies · 1+ views
    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama walks through the streets during her vacation with her daughter Sasha to the historic center of the southern Spanish town of Marbella August 4, 2010 Um....where's her daughter?
  • 'Michelle Obama is a modern-day Marie Antoinette'

    08/05/2010 11:27:21 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 79 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 3:21 PM on 5th August 2010 | By Mail Foreign Service,
    Michelle Obama’s lavish holiday in Marbella has led her to be compared to Marie Antoinette. The First Lady is in the Spanish city for four days with her daughter Sasha – and a total of 68 Secret Service agents from the US. She is staying at the five-star Hotel Villa Padierna, where her entourage has reserved 60 of the 129 rooms.
  • Note to Michelle “Marie Antoinette” Obama

    08/05/2010 10:31:33 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 67 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-05-10 | Mike's America
    If you're going to take a huge splurge on the taxpayer's dime, please do it in the U.S. and create the jobs your husband's stimulus failed to create!Here's First Lady Michelle Obama headed for the motorcade while deplaning from Air Force Two after arriving in Spain with her daughter Sasha. The private visit with 40 of her closest friends has required 60 rooms in a five star luxury hotel. U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, right, and her daughter Sasha, left, arrive at Malaga's airport, southern Spain, on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010.The White House says First Lady Michelle Obama is in...
  • Michelle Obama's Closet~Year One~

    01/20/2010 4:07:35 PM PST · by vrwc54 · 34 replies · 1,002+ views
    You Tube ^ | 1/20/10 | RobtKraft / Granny Jan
    Michelle Obama is a one woman stimulus package.
  • Michelle O:It's a sacrifice to travel to Europe to pitch the Olympics-we're doing it for the kids.

    09/30/2009 3:11:57 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 301 replies · 12,974+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-30-09 | Byron York
    Michelle Obama: It's a 'sacrifice' to travel to Europe to pitch for the Olympics. For Oprah and the president, too. But we're doing it for the kids. By: Byron York Chief Political Correspondent09/30/09 5:12 PM EDT In her speech in Copenhagen today, First Lady Michelle Obama said her trip to Denmark, along with the travel of her "dear friend" and "chit-chat buddy" Oprah Winfrey, as well as tomorrow's visit by President Obama, is a "sacrifice" on behalf of the children of Chicago and the United States. "As much of a sacrifice as people say this is for me or...
  • Pelosi Knew about Waterboarding from the Start (CIA memo leaked)

    05/07/2009 4:52:13 PM PDT · by Clinton's a liar · 185 replies · 11,013+ views
    Human Events ^ | 5/7/09 | Jed Babbin
    She knew from the beginning. According to a CIA memorandum summarizing briefings to Congress on the use of enhanced interrogation techniques on terrorist detainees, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca) knew from the very beginning that those techniques -- including waterboarding -- were being used on September 2, 2002. According to the memo the very first briefing listed is 9/4/02 with then Rep. Porter Goss & Pelosi. The summary of the briefing says: “Briefing on EITs including use of EITs on Abu Zubaydah, background on authorities, and a description of the particular EITs that had been employed.” This directly contradicts Pelosi’s...
  • John Edwards: 21st Century Marie Antoinette

    06/03/2007 7:28:35 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 22 replies · 1,125+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 3 June 2007 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    This is my first complete column about John Edwards. I hope it’ll also be the last. The bottom line for us in North Carolina is quite clear. Edwards didn’t run for reelection to the Senate because if he had, he would have lost. That ought to tell folks elsewhere in the nation something useful. Why should anyone take him seriously for President, or even Vice President, when those who know him best – in his own state – don’t take him seriously as a mere Senator? Plus there are more immediate defects in the Edwards campaign this time around. He...
  • NANCY PELOSI, CARBON CRIMINAL....(Pelosi isn't like everybody else. She's special)

    02/08/2007 3:54:41 AM PST · by IrishMike · 47 replies · 1,912+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 8, 2007
    Remember when all then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich wanted was to use the front steps of Air Force One? That didn't work out, thanks to Bill Clinton's aides - but in retrospect it seems that the taxpayers never had it so good. Now the new speaker, Democrat Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco, is demanding her own personal Pentagon-provided jet. Who's to get the tab? That's right: You. The speaker has decided that she needs a personal shuttle between Washington, D.C., and her home out on the Left Coast. Historically, House speakers flew commercial. Then, after 9/11, Speaker Dennis Hastert cited security...
  • Separating Hyperbole From Horror in Iraq ("mad blog rabble" fuels AP scandal)

    12/04/2006 4:38:45 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 10 replies · 616+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12-04-06 | Tom Zeller
    Separating Hyperbole From Horror in Iraq By TOM ZELLER Jr. Published: December 4, 2006 Over the course of last week, an Associated Press article — one subsequently challenged by the military — in which six Sunni worshipers were reportedly doused in kerosene and burned alive by Shiite attackers, became the worst kind of totem. For bloggers who believe that the media has been drawing false pictures of mayhem in Iraq, the insistence of the American military and Iraqi officials that the burning incident appeared to be a mere rumor was proof that their suspicions were correct. “Getting the News From...
  • Heady odour of the last French Queen set to roll on to market

    02/22/2005 3:12:38 PM PST · by MadIvan · 37 replies · 1,213+ views
    The Times ^ | February 23, 2005 | Adam Sage
    £1,000 will buy perfume of a tragic royalA FRAGRANCE worn by Marie-Antoinette, a woman sometimes described as the world’s first fashion victim, has been re-created by a French perfume-maker for an exhibition at the Palace of Versailles. The perfume, Sillage de la Reine (In the Queen’s Wake), is likely to be put on a sale by the palace, which has been inundated with requests from people who want to smell like the Austrian-born Queen beheaded during the French Revolution. A thousand flacons are set to be made available at a price of around €1,500 (£1,050) each, with the profits being...
  • Two Good NRO Articles

    06/08/2002 4:50:12 AM PDT · by MAKnight · 2 replies · 180+ views
    National Review Online ^ | A While Back | Jonah Goldberg & Michael Novak
    Article OneMarie-Antoinette Goes to Hollywood             by Jonah GoldbergMarie-Antoinette didn't actually say "Let them eat cake!" In fact, she actually worked pretty hard to feed the poor. The legend comes from Rousseau's Confessions, where he wrote that a "Great princess" had declared "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche" while the people were starving. Unfortunately "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche" doesn't mean "Let them eat cake!" either. It means, more or less, "Let them eat [expensive] buns." And, it should be pointed out, Confessions was written in 1768, two years before Marie-Antoinette moved to France. Assuming Rousseau...