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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:05 AM
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Oh, noes! Michelle not only wears shorts, but a dress from Target
while deplaning from Air Force One!

The fashion police are in a tizzy with the whole shorts thing. What else do you wear to the Grand Canyon?

Now, the fact that someone discovered she was wearing a dress from "Tarzhay" (French pronunciation, please)
really has the fashionistas in an uproar!

Don't you just love Michelle? She's so refreshing--so real.



http://blogs.usatoday.com/entertainment/2009/08/michell...
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:08 AM
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1. I guess they'd rather have her wearing the WH drapes like Laura.
Fuck the fashion police.
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 04:21 PM
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42. She wore the sofa, damnit-
As Betty Bowers often noted.

http://www.bettybowers.com/fl7.html

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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:12 AM
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2. I go to Target all the time....wtf is wrong with these snobs? And who cares what she wears
as we have more important problems facing this nation, right?
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:23 PM
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24. I love Target. eom
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MoJoWorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:17 AM
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3. I really liked that dress---even before I knew where it came from.
No one would have known it was from Target. My Michelle always looks good.
Put her in a sack and she would look good.

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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:46 AM
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4. This is the photo that shows how Sasha favors her mom's features
Both caught at the same angle descending the steps and with the same expression. What a terrific picture.
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quantass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:46 AM
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5. Its times like these that CHANGE the face of things for the better -- Future 1st Ladies will look
at Michelle fondly for breaking the mold of what a 1st lady is allowed to wear. This uproar is not unsual and is quite common in other fields before a breakthrough happens. It's sad to think that to this day women are still forced into being/doing something they dont choose. I am glad Michelle is finally the first 1st lady to just want ot be herself. She will be remembered in history. Laura will not.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:53 AM
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6. I swear, I want to...
smack the crap out of about half of the collective American population.
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barbiegeek Donating Member (844 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:54 AM
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7. I'd barf if I saw Barbara Bush in Shorts
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 12:01 AM
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26. Babs is a rotund old lady -- shorts are not in her wardrobe, I guarantee you.
Women should wear what flatters them. Michelle Obama is tall, toned and in her 40s -- just about everything looks good on her, and she has the good taste to dress appropriately for every occasion. I simply do not get the so-called fashionistas.

Hekate

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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 12:46 AM
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46. I just barf whenever I see babs, period...
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:55 AM
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8. I swear, I want to...
smack the crap out of about half of the collective American population.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:59 AM
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9. Many of the people in the Media are the noveaux riche. The New
Rich always show their newness with a lack of class.
They are so taken with their own ability to now buy "designer"
they thinks this gives a chance to "look down and critique"
others.

The fact that Michelle relates fully the Middle Class and
is saying to people who can only afford to shop at Target:
Hey, Target Fashion is good.

The New Elites cannot swallow the idea of relating to the
Middle Class. After all, many of them worked to get out of
it.

You go, Michelle.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:04 AM
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10. Oh noes! How common!
:rofl: Now some poor woman who can't afford anything other than a Target dress might put it on and think SHE looks as good as the First Lady of the United States!! She might even come to think she's as WORTHWHILE A PERSON as the First Lady of the United States!!

Can't have that!!...That would mean mass insurrections!!!!

...bwahahahahahahaha.
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:14 AM
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11. As long as she has the knuckledraggers spewing, she's doing it right.
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tinkerbell41 Donating Member (722 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:28 AM
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12. Odd
I thought we were elitists? You know white wine swilling, Country Club going, pointy hat wearing, elitists??
Thank you Michelle.
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poiuytsister Donating Member (591 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:09 AM
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14. I was laughing so hard I almost choked on my brie and pate de fois gras.
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:14 AM
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15. Oh, pish, posh
I must share this little tidbit with the domestic help.
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muffin1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 09:49 AM
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37. How common...
I NEVER talk to my domestic help, except to criticize, of course. ;)
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:49 AM
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18. Target is the elite store, y'know, among Mal-Wart and K-mart.
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johnfunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:59 AM
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13. My only surprise is that the conservative-controlled media is not proclaiming...
... that this is, of course, “great news for Wal-Mart.”
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:48 AM
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17. Right. Target and Mal-Wart are one and the same to them.
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:21 AM
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16. I can afford to buy my clothes almost anywhere. I get lots of my pants & tees at Target.
As well as nighties, underwear, and an occasional nice work top. (I'm not a dress gal, though. Pantyhose, be gone!)

My favorite purse, a messenger-type bag - got it at Target! (and there's an identical one at the top of my closet, waiting for me when my current one wears out; I got it on a terrific sale!)

Target has some nice stuff!

I have clothes from SteinMart, designer items from Dillards, clothes from Target and other discount places, Burlington's, Macy's....you name it. I defy anyone to tell the difference between the inexpensive and the expensive items. Even the designer items (I love Ralph Lauren! It lasts and lasts and lasts!), I got on a great sale.

A DOLLAR SAVED...ER...YOU KNOW....IS A DOLLAR EARNED! (and that is soooo true!)
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:34 PM
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19. You go, Michelle!
I'm beyond tired of the fashion wankers and their "ought to wear this"/"ought not to wear that" attitude. That's an unseemly way to be, especially now.
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Hamlette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:50 PM
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20. MSNBC poll on the shorts: 83% say its fine, 17% say its not appropriate.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/32464917

Refreshing to see only 17% agree with that hack at WaPo.

Also, there is book coming out about her style called Mrs. O, the Face of Fashion Democracy.

http://mrs-o.org/newdata/2009/8/19/mrs-o-the-face-of-fa...

I'm gonna take shit when I buy it but I prolly will.

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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:06 PM
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21. I really like the Mrs. O website.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:09 PM
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22. Wearing shorts in summertime. That woman will stop at NOTHING.
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:13 PM
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23. Enlarged picture of the Target dress here
as well as some links to pictures of her in shorts at the Grand Canyon.

http://mrs-o.org/newdata/2009/8/17/scenes-from-the-week...

She's making a lot of women of a certain age envious of her great tone.
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:24 PM
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25. I have a skirt from Target in the same print.
I'm going to wear it tomorrow!
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 12:07 AM
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27. Dang. The nearest Tar-zhay is 40 miles away.
From me to the FLOTUS: You go, girl.

Hekate

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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 01:00 AM
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29. Don't waste a trip, it's from a previous season and is no longer in stores.
So, it's not like she just added this cute dress as a "token" - hee, hee.

Damn, I think it's really cute & I shop there all the time - I was going to look for it.

BTW, got the info from the link about the dress....
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 02:14 AM
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31. No problem. I simply cannot wear what she wears -- totally different body-type...
... plus 20 years. LOL.

Hekate

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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 02:23 AM
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32. Me too. I am way shorter & I quit wearing sleeveless decades ago!
And I am just slightly younger - ack!

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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 01:10 AM
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30. They're just jealous that she can look good in inexpensive clothing
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 05:40 AM
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33. What's amusing to me is...
This story was generated by a reporter, not some political hack.

It caught legs because one reporter covered it so it became a "Media Story."

Another example of why the US media sucks
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 06:19 AM
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34. It looks good.
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RememberWellstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 06:52 AM
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35. Who called her Chewbacca?
And a Wookie? I hope these people get hit by a train!!

It is sickening to hear the vile and filth I have seen on Wingnut boards...she is a beautiful woman. How could they call her these vile names? FO wingnuts, we finally have a real woman in the Whitehouse, not some old, useless hag with war paint on. :puke:
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 09:05 AM
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36. Shorts:
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 10:34 AM
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38. Cause 'real mericans' shop at Wal-mart!
Edited on Mon Aug-24-09 10:34 AM by BR_Parkway
They're going to jump from asking for a birth certificate to asking for the cash register receipt!
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 03:58 PM
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39. She buys off the rack?
She may as well go rummaging in the dumpster behind Goodwill. x(
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 04:02 PM
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40. If it were a designer piece, she'd get smacked down for that too...
I love her. She doesn't need to wear fancy schmancy garb 24/7... clearly she is comfortable with who she is and doesn't need designer duds to make her feel as good as or better than the rest of us.

Refreshing, really.
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backwoodsbob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 04:14 PM
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41. best part is...
that dress looks 100 times better than most of the crap celebrities wear.She looks good in that
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 09:52 PM
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43. Good. She ain't the queen, ya know.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 11:39 PM
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44. She'd look wonderful in Tarzhay, Versace or anything else.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 11:46 PM
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45. that's pretty cool
:D
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camera obscura Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 01:19 AM
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47. Who doesn't like Target? Even Ana Sui is doing a line of women's clothing for them
I love Target, I only wish they had more clothes!
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Christa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 08:43 AM
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48. OMG, did you guys see some of the replies in the OP
in the link?

Sickening.
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