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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-11-09 01:15 AM
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12. Would you say the same thing about the tribal chiefs?
It's their culture and they are bestowing the highest honor they can, what's wrong with that?

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  -Queen Michelle arrives in triumph as Africa welcomes Obama home Turborama  Jul-11-09 12:00 AM   #0 
  - feels good.  shireen   Jul-11-09 12:05 AM   #1 
  - Yep, I agree. America has a genuine first family!  The Wielding Truth   Jul-12-09 07:48 PM   #110 
  - He may not be the perfect president ,but I am so proud of my pres!  The Wielding Truth   Jul-11-09 12:08 AM   #2 
  - there is no such thing as a "perfect" president...  Blue_Roses   Jul-11-09 12:46 PM   #49 
     - Thank you, Blue Roses..very  Cha   Jul-11-09 01:37 PM   #70 
     - Bingo  politicasista   Jul-11-09 03:15 PM   #89 
     - You are so right no one is perfect, and yes we have an AWESOME president.  Top Cat   Jul-11-09 05:55 PM   #97 
  - What a great pic.  MADem   Jul-11-09 12:11 AM   #3 
  - I like this post, it makes me happy.  givemebackmycountry   Jul-11-09 12:17 AM   #4 
  - I was happy until people just BELOW started dissin' it. The fact that the heads of our OWN are  DevonRex   Jul-11-09 01:06 PM   #63 
     - I haven't gotten there  Cha   Jul-11-09 01:40 PM   #71 
        - We must have been involuntarily redirected to Free Republic. That's  DevonRex   Jul-11-09 02:32 PM   #87 
           - Nah, I've seen the  Cha   Jul-11-09 02:37 PM   #88 
  - Beautiful.  Colobo   Jul-11-09 12:29 AM   #5 
  - Beautiful picture. I was wondering why Mrs. Robinson is never seen coming out of the plane  lindisfarne   Jul-11-09 12:40 AM   #6 
  - She comes off the back of the plane with the rest of the passengers  EffieBlack   Jul-11-09 07:45 AM   #35 
     - Thanks!nt  lindisfarne   Jul-11-09 12:21 PM   #47 
  - First Lady. We don't have royalty.  TexasObserver   Jul-11-09 12:50 AM   #7 
  - rec'd. nt  masuki bance   Jul-11-09 12:52 AM   #8 
  - I believe the OP is referring to the title that she will receive per the article. n/t  CakeGrrl   Jul-11-09 12:58 AM   #10 
  - Yes, and it's all the more reason not to use such titles.  TexasObserver   Jul-11-09 01:00 AM   #11 
     - Would you say the same thing about the tribal chiefs?  Turborama   Jul-11-09 01:15 AM   #12 
        - If they think they're royalty, the answer is YES.  TexasObserver   Jul-11-09 01:24 AM   #13 
        - "This is OUR culture" - American exceptionalism, much?  Turborama   Jul-11-09 01:35 AM   #15 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-09 01:37 AM   #17 
        - Stop it. You're violating the rules.  TexasObserver   Jul-11-09 01:41 AM   #18 
        - That's a grossly-unfair cheap shot. Is that your level of discourse?  Poll_Blind   Jul-11-09 02:24 AM   #24 
        - No, I'm talking about this discussion we are having.  TexasObserver   Jul-11-09 01:43 AM   #19 
           - You're right, I don't find it sad and pathetic that Michelle has been honored in this manner.  Turborama   Jul-11-09 02:02 AM   #22 
           - Well, what should she do about it?  CTyankee   Jul-11-09 03:29 PM   #93 
           - Have you voiced your concerns to Queen Latifah?  roody   Jul-11-09 06:11 PM   #100 
        - Tell the people of Ghana to accept it  HopeOverFear   Jul-11-09 01:36 AM   #16 
        - I'm not talking to them. I'm talking to you, on DU.  TexasObserver   Jul-11-09 01:44 AM   #20 
           - Focus on this  HopeOverFear   Jul-11-09 10:49 AM   #39 
              - That's a ridiculous comment.  TexasObserver   Jul-11-09 01:50 PM   #78 
        - What characterization? Putting the title in an OP doesn't make her royalty  CakeGrrl   Jul-11-09 01:44 AM   #21 
        - No one needs to "accept" your skewed  Cha   Jul-11-09 01:46 PM   #76 
        - Christ, just let them honor her in their way without pssssing on it, will ya?  NBachers   Jul-11-09 02:35 AM   #26 
           - Right. People need to calm the fuck down about this.  liquid diamond   Jul-11-09 12:15 PM   #45 
           - I have to disagree  AngryAmish   Jul-13-09 08:23 AM   #114 
  - Oh get over it. It's a symbolic gesture. Like an honorary degree. Some will find anything to  rvablue   Jul-11-09 12:48 PM   #51 
  - No, we don't have "royalty"..but  Cha   Jul-11-09 01:43 PM   #73 
  - Nah, not a queen, but a real woman and wife who is loved. How cool is that?  babylonsister   Jul-11-09 12:58 AM   #9 
  - Nice photo.  Jakes Progress   Jul-11-09 01:28 AM   #14 
  - Damn, ya'll. If the people of Ghana wish to bestow the honor of "Queen" upon Michelle  Number23   Jul-11-09 02:22 AM   #23 
  - exactly, it's like the Queen of England when she Knights people  JI7   Jul-11-09 02:58 AM   #28 
  - Thank you  a la izquierda   Jul-11-09 07:25 AM   #34 
  - Clearly, some folks just HAVE to complain.  These Eyes   Jul-11-09 11:34 AM   #40 
  - "they have neither respect nor understanding of cultural differences."  Number23   Jul-11-09 06:08 PM   #99 
  - This is so sick. I'm not going to apologize because  Fire1   Jul-11-09 12:47 PM   #50 
  - Way back in the wayback, I was presented with a piece of Kente cloth  Karenina   Jul-11-09 01:03 PM   #62 
  - What a neat story, Karenina..thanks  Cha   Jul-11-09 01:52 PM   #79 
  - Too cute story.!! I know you blushed big time!! I, too, have  Fire1   Jul-11-09 02:23 PM   #85 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-09 01:41 PM   #72 
  - Look who's calling anyone a  Cha   Jul-11-09 01:55 PM   #81 
  - So not worth it.  Number23   Jul-11-09 06:00 PM   #98 
  - The problem is the trappings of royalty.  Orsino   Jul-11-09 05:39 PM   #96 
  - Queen Michelle? Are you fucking serious?  earth mom   Jul-11-09 02:28 AM   #25 
  - Your cultural sensitivity is awe inspiring. n/t  cali   Jul-11-09 03:10 AM   #30 
  - You still pickin' fights to pass the time? Not so awe-inspiring.  Poll_Blind   Jul-11-09 03:19 AM   #31 
  - uh, no. I'm posting on a thread on a political discussion board  cali   Jul-11-09 06:39 AM   #33 
  - If someone called Laura Bush "Queen Laura" when she was first lady, DUers would be outraged.  earth mom   Jul-11-09 12:13 PM   #43 
     - She is being given an HONORARY title by the people THERE. You have become unhinged  DevonRex   Jul-11-09 12:57 PM   #55 
     - "You have become unhinged in your hatred."  Number23   Jul-11-09 06:15 PM   #101 
     - I don't hate the Obamas. I hate their policies and their ass kissing of the corporate elite.  earth mom   Jul-12-09 02:59 PM   #102 
        - "Their" policies?  pot luck   Jul-12-09 05:27 PM   #105 
           - Well, if Michelle is not in line with her husband she should say so.  earth mom   Jul-12-09 09:28 PM   #111 
              - Not necessarily.  pot luck   Jul-13-09 12:59 AM   #112 
                 - What Michelle is doing in enabling Obama. She's letting him get away with crap!  earth mom   Jul-13-09 07:51 AM   #113 
                    - Speak for yourself.  pot luck   Jul-13-09 11:36 AM   #116 
                       - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-13-09 05:46 PM   #117 
                          - First you didn't read the article before you replied. Now you're dragging the discussion  DevonRex   Jul-13-09 05:55 PM   #118 
                          - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-13-09 06:08 PM   #119 
                             - Wow. I'm wondering why you bother even talking about politics.  DevonRex   Jul-13-09 06:12 PM   #120 
                          - What the fuck are you talking about?  pot luck   Jul-13-09 06:18 PM   #122 
                             - Crazy, isn't it? I'm astounded by the accusations being thrown around.  DevonRex   Jul-13-09 06:21 PM   #123 
                             - Thanks  pot luck   Jul-13-09 06:36 PM   #124 
                             - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-13-09 08:42 PM   #126 
     - Poor just don't  Cha   Jul-11-09 01:53 PM   #80 
        - I get it all right. I'm calling bullshit on their crap and you don't like it. nt  earth mom   Jul-12-09 03:01 PM   #103 
  - "Mrs Obama will be honoured by tribal chiefs as a Queen in a ceremony." READ why doncha?  DevonRex   Jul-11-09 12:55 PM   #54 
  - I didn't see that part, but I still object to it-this is NOT a monarchy. nt  earth mom   Jul-11-09 01:19 PM   #65 
     - Do you imagine in any way that a tribal cheiftan in Africa can change the US to a monarchy?  DevonRex   Jul-11-09 02:30 PM   #86 
     - Good to see you get ALL the facts before forming an opinion.....  Boomerang Diddle   Jul-13-09 09:08 PM   #130 
  - Get the stick out of  Cha   Jul-11-09 01:44 PM   #74 
  - Looks like someone is jealous! n/t  Boomerang Diddle   Jul-13-09 09:06 PM   #129 
  - "Africa welcomes Obama home"? Give me a fucking break...  and-justice-for-all   Jul-11-09 02:58 AM   #27 
  - Yeah, and somebody get hold of that Kennedy character and tell him the same!  hedgehog   Jul-11-09 12:09 PM   #42 
  - OOOOOOOOOOOOOO SNAP!!! n/t  Fire1   Jul-11-09 12:51 PM   #52 
  - I know, huh? Amazing  Cha   Jul-11-09 02:07 PM   #82 
  - No shit, but his father and ancestors are from there.  liquid diamond   Jul-11-09 12:21 PM   #46 
  - 'Bitchin' under the guise of racism. Just that simple. n/t  Fire1   Jul-11-09 12:52 PM   #53 
  - It's subtle, but I see it too. I can't believe these assholes claim to  liquid diamond   Jul-11-09 01:26 PM   #67 
  - We learn something new everyday! Not so subtle for me  Fire1   Jul-11-09 01:31 PM   #68 
  - There you go  HopeOverFear   Jul-11-09 03:19 PM   #90 
  - Yeah, we get it  Cha   Jul-11-09 02:11 PM   #83 
  - Actually his father and ancestors are from Kanya which is nowhere  Synicus Maximus   Jul-12-09 06:49 PM   #107 
     - Aren't different cultures fascinating. We should respect them,yes?  The Wielding Truth   Jul-12-09 07:45 PM   #109 
     - Actually not. If you must see the absolute comparison, it's more like welcoming  grace0418   Jul-13-09 08:55 AM   #115 
  - Good grief. nt  DevonRex   Jul-11-09 12:58 PM   #57 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jul-11-09 03:01 AM   #29 
  - Awesome story!  DangerousRhythm   Jul-11-09 05:58 AM   #32 
  - Queen?  bigwillq   Jul-11-09 09:25 AM   #36 
  - So cool that the kids are with them on this trip. n/t  Phx_Dem   Jul-11-09 09:59 AM   #37 
  - SO AWESOME!  ellie   Jul-11-09 10:44 AM   #38 
  - Jim Robinson?  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jul-11-09 12:05 PM   #41 
  - I am adamantly against any American ever accepting any honor  hedgehog   Jul-11-09 12:14 PM   #44 
  - Exactly, hedgehog. And the petty naysayers on this thread are  rvablue   Jul-11-09 12:57 PM   #56 
  - Not suprising  politicasista   Jul-11-09 03:22 PM   #91 
  - "as well of solidarity between people handed the short  Fire1   Jul-11-09 01:00 PM   #61 
  - The title is NOT being bestowed by the Ghanan Parliament but by tribal chiefs, though.  Poll_Blind   Jul-11-09 03:26 PM   #92 
  - I feel that titles handed out by British Royalty are in part an attempt  hedgehog   Jul-11-09 03:32 PM   #94 
     - By accepting this title, legitimacy is lent to those dispensing it.  Poll_Blind   Jul-11-09 03:54 PM   #95 
  - What she should have done with her "monarchy"...  DatManFromNawlins   Jul-13-09 08:48 PM   #127 
  - "Queen?" So now we've restored the monarchy?  question everything   Jul-11-09 12:28 PM   #48 
  - Another one who didn't read the OP.  DevonRex   Jul-11-09 12:59 PM   #59 
     - No, of course not. Often the subject line is enough  question everything   Jul-11-09 01:18 PM   #64 
        - Mrs Obama will be honoured by tribal chiefs as a Queen in a ceremony.  DevonRex   Jul-11-09 01:19 PM   #66 
  - I don't why some of you are bitching about the "Queen" thing  Sultana   Jul-11-09 12:58 PM   #58 
  - They just want to show their hatred of Obama via Michelle. They don't even read the OPs  DevonRex   Jul-11-09 01:00 PM   #60 
     - Yeah, that's what's behind it..the usual  Cha   Jul-11-09 02:17 PM   #84 
  - Amazingly Awesome! You can't  Cha   Jul-11-09 01:34 PM   #69 
  - President Obama's domestic partner looks gorgeous with her hair like that.  hulklogan   Jul-11-09 01:45 PM   #75 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-11-09 01:48 PM   #77 
  - "Jim Robinson, Mrs Obamas great-great-grandfather, was born into slavery in about 1850 "  jesus_of_suburbia   Jul-12-09 03:20 PM   #104 
  - I was about to note that "Jim Robinson" is also the name of the Freeper  msanthrope   Jul-12-09 06:22 PM   #106 
  - We don't like monarchs in the USA.  tabasco   Jul-12-09 07:10 PM   #108 
  - Good thing that a tribal chieftan in Africa can't  DevonRex   Jul-13-09 06:16 PM   #121 
  - re: We don't like monarchs in the USA.  HopeOverFear   Jul-13-09 06:45 PM   #125 
  - I have a dog named Princess  Boomerang Diddle   Jul-13-09 09:12 PM   #131 
  - Too late to recommend but I will kick  JonLP24   Jul-13-09 09:01 PM   #128 

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