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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:17 PM

The American First Lady: Gorgeous and cool

It was a thrill to announce the #Oscars2013 best picture winner from the @WhiteHouse! Congratulations Argo! -mo

https://twitter.com/FLOTUS/status/305905048746094593





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Reply The American First Lady: Gorgeous and cool (Original post)
ProSense Feb 2013 OP
ProSense Feb 2013 #1
Cha Feb 2013 #2
ProSense Feb 2013 #3
CTyankee Feb 2013 #4
ProSense Feb 2013 #5
Flaxbee Feb 2013 #6
EastKYLiberal Feb 2013 #7
Flaxbee Feb 2013 #9
JoePhilly Feb 2013 #20
freshwest Feb 2013 #23
ProSense Feb 2013 #10
Flaxbee Feb 2013 #12
madmom Feb 2013 #28
otohara Feb 2013 #13
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #26
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #29
Skittles Feb 2013 #8
AlbertCat Feb 2013 #11
AndyA Feb 2013 #14
kelliekat44 Feb 2013 #19
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #15
Blue Idaho Feb 2013 #21
ProSense Feb 2013 #22
Gorp Feb 2013 #16
aikoaiko Feb 2013 #17
ProSense Feb 2013 #18
whatchamacallit Feb 2013 #24
ProSense Feb 2013 #27
Sheldon Cooper Feb 2013 #25
ProSense Feb 2013 #30

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:32 PM

1. Kick! n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:42 PM

2. Story of how Harvey Weinstein arranged it..

Harvey Weinstein Arranged Michelle Obama's Best Picture Oscars Surprise

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/michelle-obama-at-oscars-harvey-424146

Turns how FDR had a radio message for the Oscars too..

The lovely Plains @DaRiverZkind

Ronald Reagan in 1981 taped a message for the Oscars, the 1rst POTUS 2 address the academy was FDR, by raido in 1941. http://nyti.ms/ZtWSuI

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:48 PM

3. Thanks. n/t

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:57 PM

4. that's a great story! Michelle looked so happy doing it and the service folks behind her

seemed delighted. One of them, a young woman to the left of Michelle looked so touched by Michelle's remarks she looked like she was going to tear up! But then, after Michelle announced the winner she burst into a big smile, along with the rest! Nice, nice moment...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:46 PM

5. It was a wonderful moment. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:05 PM

6. I thought it was weird and totally inappropriate.

Felt like I was in the Soviet Union, with the military standing behind her. Or maybe today's North Korea.

Really, WTF?

What the hell was the military doing there? Do we have to have the Obamas and the military infiltrate every aspect of American life?

Let's all applaud the best picture! And the Obamas! And the military! In America. military and the presidency and fictional movies are one and the same!

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Response to Flaxbee (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:06 PM

7. Woo woo alert. nt

 

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Response to EastKYLiberal (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:15 PM

9. what does that mean?



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Response to EastKYLiberal (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:51 PM

20. LOL!!!

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Response to EastKYLiberal (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:01 PM

23. You silly wabbit! Don't you know the Obamas and military are not supposed to be seen or heard?

How dare any of them show their faces on television! So undignified! See you in the BOG, EastKYLiberal. We get together and share contraband pictures there. Like this:



ZOMG! I know, I know, but someone has to do it.

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Response to Flaxbee (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:15 PM

10. American service members

"Felt like I was in the Soviet Union, with the military standing behind her. Or maybe today's North Korea. "

...are people too. They have been known to eat and celebrate. Mitt?



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Response to ProSense (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:29 PM

12. why do we have to blend politics and the military with movies?

It was totally bizarre.

Makes no sense.

Of course they're people. Why were they in uniform? What did any of it have to do with moviemaking?

Damn it, can't people watch anything these days that doesn't have some military worship overtones?


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Response to Flaxbee (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 01:21 PM

28. Heaven forbid we might miss Snooki or the Kardashians!!!!!!

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Response to Flaxbee (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:33 PM

13. They Were Hosting Govs. Dinner and....

First lady presses governors on veterans’ jobs

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama on Monday challenged governors to make it easier for military personnel to transfer their skills to civilian jobs as they return home from Afghanistan and other far-flung posts.

“While this time of war may be ending, the truth is our responsibility to our troops and their families will really just be ramping up,” Mrs. Obama told governors during an event at the White House.

Mrs. Obama pressed states to pass legislation or take executive action by 2015 allowing veterans to receive professional credentials or licenses based on their experiences in the military. Administration officials said that would allow veterans to apply for jobs more quickly rather than having to take courses for skills they already have.

The nation’s governors are in Washington for their annual meeting.

The veterans’ initiatives are part of Mrs. Obama’s “Joining Forces” program, which aims to help veterans and their families. The program has focused in particular on assisting military personnel find civilian jobs, an effort that is expected to take on more urgency as the Afghan war comes to a close by the end of next year.

Mrs. Obama said 1 million military personnel will be transitioning back to civilian life over the next few years.

The first lady wants states to focus in particular on making it easier for veterans to obtain credentials and licenses for commercial driving, nursing, and emergency medical services, administration officials said. The White House has outlined suggested legislative language states can use for implementing the changes.http://www.armytimes.com/news/2013/02/ap-michelle-obama-to-press-governors-on-vets-jobs-022513/

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Response to Flaxbee (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:51 PM

26. Relax and take a deep breath will ya. The military aides were there because the white house

 

was having a dinner for the Governors. You always have had aides at the white house. My goodness stop the whinning already.

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Response to Flaxbee (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 01:35 PM

29. I agree Flaxbee

The fawning adoration I often see on DU turns my stomach also.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:08 PM

8. oh the admiring looks she gets, everywhere she goes

I am jealous!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:22 PM

11. the admiring looks she gets, everywhere she goes

Dynamite dress too!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:38 PM

14. The dress is a knock out, and the First Lady looks incredible

What's better than winning an Oscar? Having the First Lady announce you're the winner!

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Response to AndyA (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:50 PM

19. +++1,000,000 nt

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:53 PM

15. I finally got to watch that video, that is hilarious.



I'm not getting the outrage over the First Lady doing the Oscars. Promotion of American culture is very much in line with traditional First Lady things. It seems fun, like something Eleanor Roosevelt would have liked to do.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:58 PM

21. If it wasn't for self-inflating outrage many on DU would have nothing to post.

Its what we do around here - toxic - but its what we do.

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Response to Blue Idaho (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:15 PM

22. LOL!

"self-inflating outrage"



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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:56 PM

16. What's really cool is that she is obviously having fun, not hiding behind her husband.

 

I think it's fair to say that she's already the most outgoing and powerful first lady (first spouse) in our history, no offense intened to Eleanor Roosevelt or Jacqueline Kennedy intended. She just gets real with everyone and appeals to everyone who doesn't hate her out of bigotry. I hope she runs for president in 2016. She could easily win, and a Obama/Clinton first-ladies ticket would be profound!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:59 PM

17. This was a highlight of the night for me.


Totally unexpected, but welcome nevertheless.

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:45 PM

18. Fun! n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:45 PM

24. Watched this cute vid directly on YouTube

Whatever you do, don't read the comments section. You'll die inside.

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Response to whatchamacallit (Reply #24)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:59 PM

27. Must be the small percentage of RW assholes drinking their own tears. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:47 PM

25. I think the mom-dancing video is hilarious.

She is just so cool.

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #25)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:03 PM

30. Love that gif. n/t

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