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Tue May 1, 2012, 09:02 PM

This morning on TV Ann Romney Wore a Reed Krakoff Bird T-Shirt That Costs $990



Article and video and PHOTO here: http://www.styleite.com/media/ann-romney-reed-krakoff/



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Reply This morning on TV Ann Romney Wore a Reed Krakoff Bird T-Shirt That Costs $990 (Original post)
Tx4obama May 2012 OP
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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:04 PM

1. I'm sure she'll never wear it again. Nt

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #1)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:32 PM

27. If she smoked, she'd get rid of her Caddies when the ash trays filled up

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:05 PM

2. A couple of weirdos that only a bankster could love.

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Response to phasma ex machina (Reply #2)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:10 PM

9. Totally Out of Touch

Just a variation of "let them eat cake," or, "I got mine, f - - - you."

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Response to phasma ex machina (Reply #2)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:24 PM

23. Wow. That is one seriously UGLY shirt..... IT wears HER more than she wears it....

Seriously, what do you Notice first in that photo? The f-ugly shirt, then the people.

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Response to peacebird (Reply #23)

Wed May 2, 2012, 04:05 AM

69. Wouldn't be half bad in a non-TV setting

It sure doesn't look like $990 worth of "good," though.

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Response to eridani (Reply #69)

Wed May 2, 2012, 04:32 AM

71. A shirt would have to at least clean itself

and sexually pleasure me regularly to be anywhere near that kind of money.

That said, there are much better reasons to criticize Ann Romney, such as her politics or her choice in husbands.

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Response to eridani (Reply #69)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:58 AM

81. the colors are really ugly in combination

That may or may not be due to teevee. Looked again...it's the mucky, greenish "dirty" yellow. I've seen horse snots that color when the horses were very sick.

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Response to phasma ex machina (Reply #2)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:33 PM

28. He's so creepy...

he looks at everyone like that. It makes my skin crawl.

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Response to one_voice (Reply #28)

Thu May 3, 2012, 11:37 AM

131. I know, its so strange

I don't remember that creepy look when he was running in 2008. He has this frozen half smile (smirk?) on his face, but his eyes look totally dead. I think that's why he reminds people of a robot. Its unnerving.

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Response to phasma ex machina (Reply #2)

Tue May 1, 2012, 10:45 PM

46. I have to give Mitt this, though, he truly seems to cherish his wife. That's nice. nt

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Response to gateley (Reply #46)

Tue May 1, 2012, 11:38 PM

54. Mitten's Stepford stare seems more game face than affectionate emoting. nt

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Response to phasma ex machina (Reply #54)

Tue May 1, 2012, 11:55 PM

61. I remember seeing an interview with them a long time ago -- may have been the LAST

presidential campaign. But his eyes lit up and just looked delighted when she'd speak. It made an impression on me and I still think it's sincere.

That's the ONLY positive I can say about him, though.

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Response to gateley (Reply #61)

Wed May 2, 2012, 03:18 AM

67. I hate to say this but I think that is the look of "opportunity."

He's seeing in her some kind of "savior" of his campaign.

He's drinking the Kool Aid that his advisers are encouraging: Ann is your secret weapon!

Most Americans would look at that shirt and say WTF...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #67)

Wed May 2, 2012, 10:57 AM

100. Still have to disagree -- it just struck me that he truly adored her,

and that's the impression I'm sticking with!

You know when people first fall in love and their eyes light up when their loved one walks into the room? That's how it appeared to me.

I could be wrong, and it doesn't really matter, but you'll never disabuse me of that idea. Until he files for divorce.

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Response to gateley (Reply #100)

Wed May 2, 2012, 11:52 AM

101. Yeah, I'm a little jaded, I guess...I admit it.

I hope I'm wrong and you're right. And I truly don't feel animosity against him for loving his wife. Hell, I don't even know the man...except for his politics...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #101)

Wed May 2, 2012, 11:07 PM

118. CTyankee, it just jumped out at me -- I swear I hadn't seen someone look like that since one of my

friends was just getting the "feeling" for her now husband. Hell, maybe he looks at everybody like that, but it was in an interview with her and they discussed her MS and I just found it very touching.

I'm jaded, too, and had I not seen it, I wouldn't be buying it, either. But I always feel compelled to toss that into a thread about him and her for some reason.

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Response to gateley (Reply #118)

Thu May 3, 2012, 08:54 AM

119. I see your point. In the future, I am going to look more closely at him when he is with Ann.

It won't be the first time I've been proven wrong...

Thank you, Gateley, for your insight. I always find your posts to be thoughtful and intelligent!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #119)

Thu May 3, 2012, 10:32 AM

123. And I'm going to see how he looks at others he speaks to -- (people that he likes ) --

there may be no difference!

Until then, I'm still thinking it's the Look of Love.

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Response to gateley (Reply #123)

Thu May 3, 2012, 11:48 AM

133. His affection and admiration

for his wife does seem genuine. Of course, I've seen pictures of him when he was young and he was really a gawky dork and its possible she was the only pretty girl who would go out with him. So to me that adoring look seems to say, "I can't believe SHE is with me".

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #67)

Thu May 3, 2012, 10:36 AM

125. Savior? If anything she'll help tank his campaign

Everytime she speaks she reminds everyone that she is a woman of wealth and has no clue how to related us common folks.

If Michelle Obama was going to wear a t-shirt for an interview she'd find some $30 Silk T-shirt from Talbots

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:05 PM

3. How?? How are they not elitists???

Truly mind boggling!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:05 PM

4. Just another Mom. nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:07 PM

5. Guess I don't have any style sense, I didn't like that shirt at all.

I would not have paid $9.90 for it......

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Response to Laurian (Reply #5)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:10 PM

8. I must not have any style sense either since I think it's ugly too. n/t


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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #8)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:12 PM

10. It's kind of creepy as a matter of fact.

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Response to Laurian (Reply #10)

Wed May 2, 2012, 12:12 PM

103. Ann likes creepy.

Look who she married.

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Response to Laurian (Reply #5)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:48 PM

32. The point is not the look, but the ability to burn that much money so their friends know it.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #32)

Tue May 1, 2012, 10:49 PM

49. +1 Buying status. nt

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Response to Laurian (Reply #5)

Wed May 2, 2012, 06:20 PM

111. Actually, I like it, but I would probably only pay $5 for it. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:09 PM

6. And its an ugly shirt!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #6)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:14 PM

11. she paid almost a thousand for that shit ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #11)

Tue May 1, 2012, 10:40 PM

42. Got ripped off (n/m)

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #42)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:44 AM

91. Understatement of the year!

LOL!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #6)

Wed May 2, 2012, 02:10 PM

107. Ugly is an understatement. It's hideous! I wouldn't pay fifty cents for that

criminal "fashion statement". I can't believe she paid almost $1,000 for it. What a sucker!!

Just goes to prove that you can have all the money in the world and still be stupid and have absolutely no taste.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #6)

Thu May 3, 2012, 09:45 AM

121. Ms.goclark loves to buy clothes

but that top would look better on someone standing up.

And ~ for sure I would not pay over $15 for it.
The yellow image at the top looks like a fish that is biting her thumb.
The bottom part looks like it could be her gallbladder

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:10 PM

7. Clueless..

Utterly clueless..

Marie Antoinette level clueless.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:15 PM

12. That is one UGLY t-shirt! The cut is horrendous -- the sleeves are unimaginative & too long.

Hideous waste of money.

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Response to pacalo (Reply #12)

Tue May 1, 2012, 10:42 PM

44. Older women often wear longer sleeves because of the

arm change.

That said,it is one of the ugliest shirts I've ever seen.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #44)

Tue May 1, 2012, 11:48 PM

58. If that's your way of saying that she doesn't have

Michelle Obama arms, you're probably right.

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #58)

Tue May 1, 2012, 11:52 PM

60. She's a lot older than Michelle,as am I. Michelle's arms will change too,even with

regular workouts.

It is the way it is.

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Response to pacalo (Reply #12)

Wed May 2, 2012, 04:07 AM

70. Or not long enough

Full or 3/4 sleeves might balance out the graphic.

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Response to eridani (Reply #70)

Wed May 2, 2012, 04:47 AM

72. Maybe so.

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Response to pacalo (Reply #12)

Wed May 2, 2012, 05:55 AM

75. It looks like a snake head on the top. What is that?

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Response to pacalo (Reply #12)

Wed May 2, 2012, 06:22 PM

112. That looks like the standard length for a T-shirt. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:15 PM

13. If I'm gonna wear a $990.00 T-shirt...

...it better do at least a few of the things promised in this song:

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:18 PM

14. I bet that blouse would go well with FLOTUS' $540 Lanvin sneakers

You know, the ones she wore to the soup kitchen?

Whose post is more petty; Yours or mine? My goodness...

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #14)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:59 PM

35. Those are ugly shoes too

540 dollars I guess if you got the money, ugly shirts and shoes are all that and more. Of course those shoes and shirt would pay my house payment for about 4 months.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #14)

Tue May 1, 2012, 10:13 PM

37. Exactly

How about some of Pelosi's or Hillary's threads? I am sure they didn't get theirs from the thrift store either

I don't care what Ann wears.


Talking about her fashion doesn't solve the world's problems.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #37)

Wed May 2, 2012, 05:26 AM

73. +1. Thank you. They all have money to burn, including the Obamas, so going on about who's

 

spending their money in the least tasteful way seems pretty pointless. Do we chose Presidents on the basis of how tastefully their spouse dresses? Or how frugally the spouse dresses with the family millions?

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #14)

Tue May 1, 2012, 10:36 PM

40. Leave Ann Romney alone!

Right?

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #40)

Wed May 2, 2012, 12:59 AM

63. Maybe, jussssst maybe, if we were focused on the issues that matter

instead of dogs on the roofs of cars, rockers who pissed their pants and the cost of a blouse, MAYBE President Obama would be so far ahead in the current polls that we could call the election off and deem him President by Proclamation.

But noooooo; Let's focus on things that could FUCKING NEVER influence the coming General Election... Let's focus on whose Flying Spaghetti Monster is more acceptable... Mitt's or Barack's. Let's focus on idiotic things, PETTY things... Yeah... THAT'S the ticket!

Deficit? Meh, Mitt put his dog on the roof of his car! Unnecessary war? Fuck that, Ted Nugent pissed his pants! Keeping the Senate and winning back the House? BORRRRRING... Supreme Court? Yawn...

If I were PBO's David Axelrod, I'd give you the job of digging through Republican trash looking for receipts for porn at the local Hollywood Video store. It seems to be what you'd be best at.

I want to win an election. I don't want to win a fashion show or publicity contest.

You go on with your bad self though. I'm sure people like you serve some purpose in the context of winning elections... I just can't figure out what that purpose is.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #63)

Wed May 2, 2012, 01:57 AM

64. And if I were Romney's adviser...

I'd give you the job of defending Romney and his wife on Democratic Underground. Oops, looks like you already have that job.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #63)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:27 AM

86. You run your campaign...I'll run mine.

And I would beat your ass every time.

This is exactly how you go after Romney.

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Response to trumad (Reply #86)

Wed May 2, 2012, 09:39 AM

97. Exactly.

...

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #63)

Thu May 3, 2012, 10:34 AM

124. We own the facts, but people don't listen to facts: they listen to gossip.

Things like $900 t-shirts and car elevators, make it obvious to even the dumbest voters that the RMoneys are out of touch with middle class America.

Yes, the media focuses on crap like dogs on cars and Ted Nugent; stuff that probably doesn't help us. BUT, when they talk about the RMoney's extravagant spending, overseas bank accounts, missing tax returns, and general excess, we need to thank them. These are pocketbook issues that everyone can understand.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #14)

Wed May 2, 2012, 05:57 AM

76. Gotta agree. Those are butt ugly too. And a waste of money!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:18 PM

15. this should go viral:

Edwards' expensive haircut pales in comparison to this hideous piece of outerwear. I think Mittens should be peppered with questions such as: did your dog pee on a 990 dollar t-shirt so you tied him to the top of a car?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:18 PM

16. I agree with others; that is not a nice shirt.

Its ugly and looks like it comes from a teen store, like Forever 21 or a place like that. It doesn't really matter how much it cost. I wouldn't expect her to shop at Target, but my beef is that it looks weird.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:20 PM

17. I'm sure she threw a nice respectable republican cloth coat over it on the way to the studio.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:21 PM

18. that is one ugly shirt proving she has no sense of style, as I've

said before Michelle really needs to take her to Target

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:21 PM

19. Really bad taste IMHO.

I wonder where it was manufactured? If in some third world country sweatshop, I'll bet the Reed Krakoff Bird people paid $1 for it to be made. Really nice mark-up. Maybe the fabric, silk, was a little more but I doubt it cost more than $15 to manufacture. Frankly, I have nothing against businesses profiting from filthy rich people. It's the only way to make them part with their cash.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #19)

Tue May 1, 2012, 11:55 PM

62. Very possible that it was made in the US

...because it looks to me like ol' Reed bought him a Soffe 706 t-shirt (which costs five bucks), fed it through his inkjet printer and sold it to Ann for a thousand bucks. Which is fine by me; Reed Krakoff needs that thousand dollars more than Ann Romney does.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:21 PM

20. as long as its expensive

she'd wear a shirt with horse shit flung across the front of it. reed krakoff?
wth?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:21 PM

21. That makes her easy to relate to ...

... oh wait, no it doesn't ... us regular folk wear t-shirts that we purchased on sale for $9.90.

They are so far out of touch ... they can't even perceive that this may be viewed as excessive.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:22 PM

22. Just ordinary folks. Yup. Oh, and the t-shirt is ghastly. A fool and her money are soon parted.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:27 PM

24. She is really a pretty lady. I don't like it when the repugs go after Michelle, so I'm just going

to say whatever.

If she can afford it, why not.

Jackie O wore the best of the best, and yet people could relate to her.
People can't relate to Ann because she can't relate to people - whether it's in a t-shirt from Target or Rodeo Drive.

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Response to jillan (Reply #24)

Tue May 1, 2012, 10:52 PM

50. Excellent distinction and comparison, Jill! nt

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Response to jillan (Reply #24)

Tue May 1, 2012, 11:42 PM

55. To put a finer point on it, they're the Barbie and Ken of weirdos. nt

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Response to jillan (Reply #24)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:38 AM

89. I agree

plus where does stuff like this end? We could make the same comments about hollywood actors, directors, media people, politicians, blue or red, kidding ourselves that they are in touch with the common people because of the letter by their name. I don't buy, I'm sticking to the issues.

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Response to jillan (Reply #24)

Wed May 2, 2012, 10:02 AM

99. Hit the Nail On The Head. Totally on point. n/t

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Response to jillan (Reply #24)

Thu May 3, 2012, 11:29 AM

127. plus she is supporting a artist's handwork

and I actually like it.

And I agree with you.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:30 PM

25. Really?

I like the shirt. Would I pay 100.bucks for a silk (?) shirt? No, but if thats what I usually spent on shirts, maybe. Would I wear it to be on TV? Maybe. Would I be sitting next to that guy? No fucking way! Anns choice of shirt is the least of her problems.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:31 PM

26. Does the Reed Karkoff Bird T-Shirt have it's own elevator?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:38 PM

29. Monica Lewinsky has a blue dress that cost Clinton a lot more than that.

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Response to lob1 (Reply #29)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:46 AM

92. Don't you folks ever get tired of sniffing around Bills Fruit of the Looms?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:42 PM

30. "Ann-Marie Antoinette Rmoney"...

that is all.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:43 PM

31. Guessing she isn't so stupid to have done this knowingly.

Someone asked if a gift (ick - whole other story if that is the case), I have to ask if she has a personal shopper (as many very wealthy do.) Surely she didn't know how much it cost - and how easily identifiable it was (per to determine cost) and the message it sends.

My entire career has been in academics or in nonprofits. While no longer the case, there have been times when this cost would have been more than my after tax income for a month. I have lived on that amount (all costs) for more than a month. And while I have lived on the financial edge, I know that others live on a riskier financial edge.

Or perhaps she thinks that middle income and lower income folks really should face further financial insecurity so that she can buy more 1K dollar shirts (per Mitt's support of the Ryan plan that on the one hand slashes safety net programs for those most in need, while at the same time giving even more tax breaks to wealthy individuals and corporations.

I start this post, because I have no sense of this woman, per who she is, so it doesn't feel fair to cast aspersions to intent. My generous view, is that she had no idea, and wasn't sending a big middle finger salute to much of America. That is due to my personal aversion to attacking the family members of politicians. That said - once a story is covered, the excuse works one time. After that, such exhibits show contempt.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:49 PM

33. $990 for a fugly t-shirt.

She has lousy taste - for t-shirts and husbands.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:52 PM

34. She's just Annie from the Block.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 10:08 PM

36. Put a bird on it!


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Response to progressoid (Reply #36)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:53 AM

96. brilliant brilliant brilliant

that's one of the best shows on anywhere right now...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #96)

Wed May 2, 2012, 02:14 PM

108. I've only just discovered it.

Local library has a DVD of the first season.

I think it's great. My family is a little creeped out by it.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #36)

Wed May 2, 2012, 01:04 PM

104. That was the first thing I thought of! n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 10:16 PM

38. Well, someone wearing a near-as-makes-no-difference $1k "t-shirt" is either:

1. Trying too hard for elite status, albeit undeserved;
2. Disenfranchised completely from the norm; or,
3. A total, complete fucking idiot.

Run with it.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 10:31 PM

39. Someone sure saw her coming ... "a fool & their money are soon parted"

only someone that insecure would have to pay so much for such crap!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 10:37 PM

41. That is a hideous t-shirt shirt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 10:42 PM

43. I'm leery of attacking politicians over their clothes (or haircuts for that matter)

The clothing expectations are such bullshit: roll the sleeves up or down? Wear the bathing suit and go swimming (or sailboating) and get crucified? Get a famous designer to do your inaugural gown and it's a flop. Get your haircut at the expensive salon you trust or go to Great Clips and let the newbie stylist butcher your hair for a few weeks of photo ops....

I guess it's because I am NOT a fashionista that I hate seeing anyone pilloried over their clothing choices: expensive or not. Michelle Obama now wears a LOT of pricey stuff.

Face it - the 1% have access to great, expensive clothes. This just isn't an issue I can get excited over.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #43)

Thu May 3, 2012, 11:30 AM

128. I'm with you! (nt)

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 10:44 PM

45. Eh, no big deal

I bought my wife one of those.

Oops my bad, the one I bought my wife was an Angry Birds t-shirt, $9.90 at Target

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 10:45 PM

47. i bet she collected aluminum cans from dumpsters to pay for it.....


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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 10:47 PM

48. So?

Doesn't everybody wear $990 dollar t-shirts nowadays?

What is with you people?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 11:02 PM

51. It doesn't matter that it's ugly. What matters is that she wore an easily identifiable(!) t-shirt

that cost A THOUSAND FUCKING DOLLARS while they are trying to convince Americans that they are just one of us. Really poor judgment and more evidence that they just. don't. get. it.

If she spends a grand on a tee, fine, but wear one that's not so easily identified. Dumb, dumb, dumb.


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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 11:03 PM

52. On Twitter, I saw someone say "that's a mortgage payment."

More than mine, actually.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 11:18 PM

53. It's not like she wore it with the price tag still on it.

I could really give a shit how she chooses to piss her money away.

I'm a lot more interested in how she made it.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #53)

Tue May 1, 2012, 11:45 PM

56. 1.3 trillion dollar tax cut for the rich by W. Bush.

And if Romney's elected, he says he'll pass a tax cut of over 2 trillion dollars that will probably send her on another shopping spree for ugly shirts.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #53)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:37 AM

88. How many school lunches will be cut so Ann can have her tax cut to buy that shirt? n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 11:46 PM

57. It looks like an oil spill threw up on her.

Exxon should sue for damages.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 11:50 PM

59. I'd pay $9 for that...not $990.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 02:59 AM

65. Fashion (and cost) aside, why would you wear a t-shirt to an interview in the first place?

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #65)

Thu May 3, 2012, 11:32 AM

129. It is a hand painted silk shirt- look at the silk top of the anchorwoman

it is in the same genre and probably nearly as expensive.

Calling these t-shirts is a bit odd, but perhaps how the industry classify's them.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 03:05 AM

66. If I saw that at a thrift store for $3.99 I would pass.

Not knowing anything about the shirt's history, the original price...
I doubt I would buy it for .50

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 03:50 AM

68. The Rmoneys don't have ANYONE who can tell them...

...that maybe, for now, probably just better don't wear a thousand dollar t-shirt on teevee?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 05:44 AM

74. I didn't know she had a "growing role"...

...in the "race for the White House."

I'm so happy the media are here to keep me informed...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:45 AM

77. If that's how much her T-shirts cost

I wonder how much she spends on formal wear?

Can you imagine Ann Romney running up a huge tab as first lady with all those functions? I can.

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Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #77)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:01 AM

82. To be fair...

A lot of stuff the First Ladies wear is either given or loaned to them by designers. It's how they get attention to their designs. I'm willing to bet that's how Michelle got those expensive shoes that folks upthread are criticizing. IIRC, she had just been to Paris not long before those things showed up on her feet. Giving Michelle Obama a pair of $500 shoes is a cheaper way to advertise them than paying an ad agency.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #82)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:30 AM

87. True but to add further perspective

We're talking about a T-shirt here, not formal wear.

Wearing a $990 dollar T-shirt, whether purchased with your own money or given as a gift, seems to me to be the height of extravagance. (SELLING a $990 T-shirt is disgusting in and of itself so could wearing one be any less revolting?). It harkens back to the days in America when the poor panhandled on the street and the rich payed for the extravagance of dining on horseback. It's a totally unnessessary indulgence.

How about buying a regular t-shirt and giving the rest of the money to a good cause? Disgusting.

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Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #87)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:42 AM

90. It IS extravagant.

My point is that if she were First Lady, she might not be running up the huge tab you asked us to imagine. I guess I was not clear about that. I'm not trying to defend her by any means. I'm just pointing out that things are different when it comes to how the First Lady obtains many of her expensive clothing items. She is not First Lady now, so yes, everything you say is right about her.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #82)

Thu May 3, 2012, 11:33 AM

130. Yes, this is what happens a lot (nt)

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:50 AM

78. That's more than I pay for a month's mortgage and utilities.

What's it made of? Gold-plated silk?

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #78)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:55 AM

80. That's about what I pay for my mortgage

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Response to lunatica (Reply #80)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:05 AM

83. Yeah, and mine includes escrow.

Taxes and homeowners insurance. Not that the taxes here are horrible, but still... It adds close to a hundred bucks a month to the payment And, after all that, my 3 bedroom house is still worth less than some of her dressage horses.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:51 AM

79. Thereby proving her aesthetic taste

runs on how much something costs rather than if it looks like cheap crap. Even the colors are disastrous, much less the design. Ah! To have the money to throw away on crap! Who wouldn't love that?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:16 AM

85. That looks like something that's $9.90 at Wal-Mart.

Seriously.

That woman needs to get with the program. If you're going to spend money on expensive clothes, at least have some taste while doing it, you know what I mean?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:46 AM

93. If a cybernetic organism combining the DNA of Audubon and Thomas Kinkade took mescaline. . . .

. . . .and then began to paint, I think this t-shirt would be the result.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:50 AM

94. i wont spend over 20, or for boys prefer under 10. lol.

hm

amazing. then she spends 8 each times she dry cleans.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:52 AM

95. so? Can't stand Ann Romney but

so what? Look at the price tags on some of Michelle Obama's shoes and clothes.

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Response to cali (Reply #95)

Wed May 2, 2012, 03:19 PM

109. Fail.

 

Nice try. Michelle Obama doesn't walk around wearing $1,000 t-shirts. If she did, we would have heard about it, and we would never hear the end of it. Michelle Obama has been complimented for the cheap price tags of much of her clothing. Ann Romney wearing a $1,000 t-shirt, is yet more proof of how out of touch her, and robot Willard are. They don't get it.

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Response to SpencerShay (Reply #109)

Thu May 3, 2012, 04:18 PM

137. yes she does. duh

why make claims you can't back up?

Here, my dear. now who is the FAIL? Why that would be YOU.


http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/michelle-obamas-expensive-fashion-rivals-that-of-ann-romney/

Ooh, need more PROOF?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/29/michelle-obama-wears-silv_n_193138.html

Have some more crow.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2079588/From-2-000-dress-1-000-skirt-Michelle-Obamas-lavish-Hawaii-wardrobe-revealed.html

Google is your friend, friend.

Try it before being a self-righteous sort.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 09:56 AM

98. I don't think this is a constructive post. nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 11:59 AM

102. Later she'll strip and throw it to the adoring crowds

.. as in: Ann Romney wants to be a Rock Star Pol Wife

Can you imagine her wielding power, ugh.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 01:08 PM

105. someone with that taste should not be decorating our White House

Can you imagine what Christmas at the Romney WH would look like?

Eeek!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 01:17 PM

106. At least Marie-Antoinette had...

better "tastes" ...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 06:15 PM

110. Never heard of Reed Krakoff...........

............ but then I usually shop at thrift stores and am very happy with my little purchases.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 06:31 PM

113. Smooth move. I was trying to figure out what the hell that was.

That absolutely convinces me that the Rmoneys surround themselves with like people.
ANY campaign adviser worth a crap would have vetoed that outfit.
WHAT ARE THEY THINKING?
Oh...wait.
They aren't.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 06:56 PM

114. She should have worn the matching pants.

Might as well go all in. If I'd been her stylest I would have whispered to her, "Michelle would wear the matching pants, you know".

I can just see what led up to this. Romney: "If we're going to win against these rad Obamas, we need to be more 'with it'! See what the hep cat rich people are wearing nowadays, honey, before the interview when you tell them how 'cool' I am".

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:03 PM

115. That shirt is ugly

How did she leave the house wearing that thing. It should be cut up and used for rags.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:37 PM

116. No matter how much she paid for it, it's an ugly ass shirt.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:54 PM

117. be gentle--Ann's outfit is leftovers from the Sarah P collections from the last election

it was supposed to be worn by her afther they won the election.

Poor Ann is just trying to be thrifty

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 09:34 AM

120. I was expecting it to be one of those rhinestone "cat lady sweater" monstrosities, haha.


Thats actually pretty stylish, but $1k for any article of clothing is just wrong, and sends a bad message.

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Response to Erose999 (Reply #120)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:15 PM

134. Yep. I like it, too.

It reminds me of an Audubon painting. But, I don't like it enough to pay a grand for it. Or, anything more than maybe $25, given that it's silk.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 10:00 AM

122. Proportionally speaking, that's like me buying a rummage-sale t-shirt n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 10:50 AM

126. People are being really unfair to her here.

It's entirely possible that they are struggling to dress themselves just like regular people, and had to sell off some of their stock holdings to buy it.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 11:39 AM

132. Money can't buy good taste. That is one

ugly ass shirt.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:17 PM

135. not worth it

imho

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:42 PM

136. Lawrence O'Donnell (that patronising ^#!@%&) was all over this last night.

 

Apparently he believes that they are in the 1% (and therefore default evil) and automatically "out of touch" with the American people.

And that is probably the truth.

But Low-Do's house would seem to be made of glass, and he might want to watch where he throws those stones.

It seems Low-Do makes $2,000,000/year from MSNBC...
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Top-TV-Earners-1021717.aspx
...which would put him in the 1%. I wonder how much his suits cost? Out of touch? Yeah, Low-Do, you certainly are.

I wonder how many other Democrats and Progressives in the 1% (or even the 10%), would fall into the same trap?

There's plenty of real issues to beat the Romneys up for with out manufacturing things out of whole cloth.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2012, 05:28 AM

138. Resurrects this thread because I just wasted half an hour looking for the bird - I think it's a flac

falcon. From an Audubon print but colorized.

Image on wiki here:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brooklyn_Museum_-_Iceland_or_Jer_Falcon_-_John_J._Audubon.jpg

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