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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:33 AM

Michelle Obama Oscars Appearance: First Lady Presents Best Picture To 'Argo'

Source: Huffington Post

By Kia Makarechi

The Academy Awards suddenly turned into the Michelle Obama Oscars when Jack Nicholson told the audience a special guest was joining him to present Best Picture.

"Argo" won the award, which the First Lady read off an envelope while being paged in to Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre.

" taught us that love can beat all odds," Obama said. "They reminded us that we can overcome any obstacle if we dig deep enough and fight hard enough and find the courage within ourselves."

It's through cinema, Obama said, that "our children learn to open their imagination and dream just a little bigger and to strive every day to reach those dreams."

FULL story at link.


Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/24/michelle-obama-oscars-appearance-best-picture_n_2756837.html





Michelle Obama's Oscar appearance was a big moment from the Academy Awards

(just beat the time limit)

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Reply Michelle Obama Oscars Appearance: First Lady Presents Best Picture To 'Argo' (Original post)
Omaha Steve Feb 2013 OP
catbyte Feb 2013 #1
goclark Feb 2013 #2
colorado_ufo Feb 2013 #3
libodem Feb 2013 #4
Liberalynn Feb 2013 #8
Doc Holliday Feb 2013 #5
lunatica Feb 2013 #22
no1uno Feb 2013 #6
Tarheel_Dem Feb 2013 #7
Baclava Feb 2013 #9
in-the-hall Feb 2013 #10
Baclava Feb 2013 #11
in-the-hall Feb 2013 #12
ocpagu Feb 2013 #13
Cha Feb 2013 #28
ocpagu Feb 2013 #30
Cha Feb 2013 #33
Omaha Steve Feb 2013 #14
Baclava Feb 2013 #16
Omaha Steve Feb 2013 #20
Baclava Feb 2013 #21
Omaha Steve Feb 2013 #23
Baclava Feb 2013 #24
Omaha Steve Feb 2013 #26
Baclava Feb 2013 #31
Socal31 Feb 2013 #17
Baclava Feb 2013 #19
LanternWaste Feb 2013 #25
cheezmaka Feb 2013 #15
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #18
Lysistrada Feb 2013 #32
Cha Feb 2013 #27
Cha Feb 2013 #29
Pterodactyl Feb 2013 #34

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:33 AM

1. Her appearance certainly has gotten bagger panties in a knot, LOL. Apoplexy is the order of the day.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:48 AM

2. Hope it's a big knot



Hollywood seems to love Mrs. President a lot!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:09 AM

3. She looked perfection

and spoke from the heart, as she always does. She was glowing! Our First Lady - just love her!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:16 AM

4. She looked like a movie star

And spoke very eloquently. Proud she belongs on our side. Well, to the whole country.

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Response to libodem (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:12 PM

8. Well said!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:24 AM

5. Surely I'm not the only man

in America who thinks that our First Lady is to drool for.

If only we had a panting dog or wolf-whistle smilie....as it is, I'll just have to settle for

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Response to Doc Holliday (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 01:17 PM

22. Here's one you might like



It's the gif I use when I see photos of Joe Biden

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:26 AM

6. Wonder if

Rush Limburger is proud of his white America?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:38 AM

7. She looks simply stunning.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:21 PM

9. Rubbing it in the Iranians faces?

Iran scoffs at Oscar-winning 'Argo'

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian officials on Monday dismissed the Oscar-winning film "Argo" as anti-Iran, state TV dismissed it as CIA commercial, some viewers disparaged it as U.S. propaganda while others welcomed a fresh view of their recent history.

Iranian Culture Minister Mohammad Hosseini said, "The movie is an anti-Iran film. It is not a valuable film from the artistic point of view. It won the prize by resorting to extended advertisement and investment," he said, according to the official IRNA news agency.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_IRAN_OSCARS_ARGO?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-02-25-12-26-33

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Response to in-the-hall (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:06 PM

11. well she did have all those military people in the background



I guess Iran could see it as a slap in the face

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Response to Baclava (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:40 PM

13. Entertainment industry is one of the compounds of the military industrial complex...

 

?w=590

It felt like war propaganda to me.

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Response to ocpagu (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:01 PM

28. Your graphic is stupid and insulting.

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Response to Cha (Reply #28)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:21 PM

30. Why?

 

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Response to ocpagu (Reply #30)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:45 PM

33. And, Paranoid.. it's a freaking lie.

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Response to Baclava (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:35 PM

14. Those are not military behind her


Those are WH staff. Coat check, maids, stewards, etc.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:56 AM

16. wtf? you actually think military people in mess dress uniforms are kitchen staff????

you need to get out more, I suppose you think waiters get military ribbons and medals and wear rank insignia too

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Response to Baclava (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:18 AM

20. Fair enough


What branch and rank are the individuals in the background? I had the same stuff in the scouts. It didn't make ME military!!!!



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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:38 PM

21. the scouts get National Defense Service medals now?

They're all active duty white house military aides - Army, Marine, Air Force junior officers - they were there for the Governors' Dinner...and I think it's great that Michelle brought them over for the photo op.....you apparently have no idea what a mess dress uniform looks like, I can't help your ignorance on the subject if you still think they're kitchen staff.




I think it was a great idea to include them, they must have been thrilled



"First lady Michelle Obama is under fire after she appeared as a long-distance award presenter on the Oscars Sunday evening, flanked by active-duty American service members."

"The well-dressed members of the military stood attentively behind the first lady inside the White House as she presented the award for best picture to the movie “Argo.”



http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/25/michelle-obama-slammed-for-using-military-as-props-during-oscars-appearance/


waiters? ha ha ha


White House Social Aide Program

Introduction

I. PURPOSE

a. White House Social Aides assist the permanent Military Aides to the President and the White House Social Secretary in support of the President and First Lady during White House functions. Social Aides serve as an extension of the President and First Lady in their roles as official host and hostess of the United States. As such, the excellent performance traditionally provided by Social Aides reflect credit on the President, First Lady, and the Office of the Presidency, thereby enhancing the reputation of the U.S. Government among its citizens and of our Nation abroad.

b. The Social Aide program is a responsibility of the White House Military Office which controls selection, training, coordination and policy. The Military Office coordinates the selection process with the Social Secretary and works very closely to ensure that Social Aides fulfill expectations.

c. Although Social Aides receive their guidance from the Social Secretary during an event, they are also expected to respond to guidance from any Military Aide to the President.

d. One of the Military Aides to the President is designated as the overall coordinator of the Social Aide program; however, each Military Aide is responsible for overseeing his/her service's respective program.

II.SELECTION OF WHITE HOUSE SOCIAL AIDES

a. Eligibility. Unmarried officers in the rank of second lieutenant/ensign (not on their first duty assignment) through major/lieutenant commander, who are expected to qualify for assignment to Presidential support duties in accordance with DoD Directive 5210.55, are eligible.

b. Selection. Those officers who meet the criteria established by their service are interviewed by the White House Military Office and the White House Social Office. Successful completion of this process results in selection as a prospective Social Aide--pending review by the White House of a current special background investigation (completed within past 12 months).

c. Termination. An officer will be terminated as a Social Aide when:

(1) The eligibility -requirements are no longer met; or

(2) The officer is transferred from the Washington, DC area; or

(3) Four years of service as a Social Aide have been completed; or

(4)The officer requests termination; or

(5) The officer's performance of duty as a Social Aide is no longer satisfactory.

III. UNIFORMS. You must be prepared at all times, with a proper, squared-away uniform. The uniform for an event will be designated by the Military Office.

a. Service Dress will be assigned when guests wear civilian informal or business attire.

b. Black tie or white tie (Mess Dress) will be assigned when guests wear formal attire.

c. Aiguillettes will be worn on the right shoulder to reflect assignment as a Presidential aide. Aiguillettes are worn only at White House events--never when performing duties other than as a White House Social Aide.

d. The grounds of the White House are considered to be an uncovered area. Covers/hats are not worn while on the grounds except in the following circumstances:

(1) The Presidential Color Guard OIC at state dinners will wear cover and gloves.

(2) Covers will be worn when performing duties out of doors during military formations and ceremonies or when it would be inappropriate to be uncovered. The Military Office will designate wearing of covers for these events.

e. Senior Social Aides should brief new aides about uniforms and field any questions concerning placement of the aiguillette.



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Response to Baclava (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:43 PM

23. social aids


Need I say more?

Army, Marine, Air Force junior officers - they were there for the Governors' Dinner.

I don't have the colored glasses or military experience U do. No Navy?



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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:06 PM

24. aides - cushy jobs, I don't about Navy, I suppose

didn't look all that close

are we done now? - I have to roast a chicken, my banquet

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Response to Baclava (Reply #24)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:32 PM

26. Cushy jobs that don't know squat about world affairs?


MY personal opinion is that at the time the arrangements were made, the Academy thought Lincoln would win. Can U O that connection?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #26)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:42 PM

31. sorry, I'm already bored with it all, next

maybe a meterorite will hit Iran - that would make for interesting world affairs

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Response to Baclava (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:06 AM

17. And?

The only controversy is Ben Affleck playing to the American audience by not giving the Canadians the full credit they deserve, not the history behind the main events.

Unless now it is "liberal" to suggest that our (D) First Lady awarding a meaningless prize to a rather good film, which happens to center around atrocious behavior by religious fundies in that time period is CIA/MIC propaganda.

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Response to Socal31 (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:33 AM

19. Canadians think Ken Taylor was the real hero in the drama, but maybe the CIA wanted it that way

The fact he got the Congressional Medal of Honor to hide their involvement from the Iranians would have been a great plot twist at the end.

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Response to Baclava (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:23 PM

25. Post hoc ergo prompter hoc?

"Rubbing it in the Iranians faces?"

Post hoc ergo prompter hoc?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:48 PM

15. I'm proud of our First Lady!

All the haters can GET TO STEPPIN'...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:14 AM

18. She looks beautiful

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:55 PM

32. Yes she does.

Absolutely beautiful.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:57 PM

27. From reading about what Seth McFarland had to say and sing about.. it

seems like she went a long way in giving the Academy Awards Show some beautiful perspective.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:25 PM

29. From your link, Steve.. Ben Affleck's message of Acceptance..

Argo's" win was remarkable because it was only the fourth film in the Oscars' 85-year history to win Best Picture without a corresponding Best Director nomination. Affleck, a producer on the film, gave an emotional acceptance speech that ended with a simple message: "It doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life, all that matters is how you get back up."


Beautiful!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:03 PM

34. I'd like to have an awards show without political figures, please.

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