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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 08:34 PM
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PHOTOS The President & First Lady at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's dinner (Sept 26)
Edited on Sat Sep-26-09 09:15 PM by Jackeens
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington September 26, 2009.

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(Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Chairman Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Fla, and Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Barbara Lee, D-Calif)

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www.daylife.com & Yahoo Photos

President Barack Obama used a dinner-time address to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to make an impassioned plea for health care reform, placing it in the tradition of the civil rights struggle.

Obama, who last year addressed the group as one of its members, was hailed as "our great president" by caucus chair Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.). The crowd was jubilant as Obama came to the stage with first lady Michelle Obama, who Rep. Kendrick Meek introduced, saying she had "brought a new flavor to this country."

Delivering the keynote address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundations Annual Phoenix Awards to a group of about 3,000 people at a black tie dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Obama gave a speech that at several points evoked his remarks at the NAACP convention in July.

The president opened with a fiery civil rights talk, ticking off racial disparities, calling for greater enforcement of civil rights laws and saying that the new White House Office of Urban affairs is working to address inequality.

More: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0909/27613.html
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 08:37 PM
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1. So happy to be the first.
:kick: :kick: :kick:
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 08:38 PM
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2. Simply gorgeous! Both of them. Thanks for posting these. K&R. (nt)
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 08:38 PM
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3. Dang - our first lady is just a spectacular-looking woman!
She's just SMASHING!!!

Makes me proud!
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Top Cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 08:43 PM
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4. Jackeen thanks for sharing they are two beautiful people inside and out.
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 08:43 PM
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5. WOW! Sensational!
I love her dress!
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 08:49 PM
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6. I love the fluff dress nt
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 09:10 PM
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11. Exactly the kind of clothes she ought to stick to
Strong colors, simple lines, fine patterns and subtle textures flatter her most.

:applause:
rocktivity
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 10:09 PM
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15. It has many flying insects stuck to it.
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 11:43 PM
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23. Hi Roody
he he I usually expect to see your handle on posts about Mel Z. not Mel O.!
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 12:05 AM
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24. Hola. n/t
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DissedByBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 03:45 PM
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41. I was thinking the cat used it as a scratch post n/t
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amandabeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-28-09 01:19 AM
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48. Love the cut!
Love the illusion top!

Not too sure about the fluffy stuff.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 08:50 PM
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7. Wow what a couple of hotties.
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 09:01 PM
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8. How long before some ass says pic #4 is a nazi salute.
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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 09:02 PM
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10. Awwww shit I said the same thing LOL!!!!!
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liquid diamond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 11:34 PM
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21. Alright, I'll admit that briefly crossed my mind. lol.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 08:57 AM
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30. My thoughts exactly. The camera caught her as her arm is outstretched
and it does look like that. Unfortunately the idiots will use anything they can get. As usual the couple make us proud.
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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 09:01 PM
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9. That dress is PHENOMENAL!
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Cass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 09:10 PM
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12. Michelle looks so pretty, as usual. I love her dress!
The Pres looks pretty spiffy, too. Great photos!
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Empowerer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 09:40 PM
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13. They did a cute little impromptu dance at the end
When the President finished speaking, the band played "Signed, Sealed, Delivered." As they were walking off, Michelle started bopping and then the President busted a dignified little move. It was lovely.
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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 09:45 PM
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14. REALLY??? OH MAN I hope there's video of that!!!!!
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 10:12 PM
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16. Handsome couple,,,
But she is absolutely gorgeous. Does she even bother with nylons? She is simply stunning.
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JanusAscending Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 10:50 PM
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17. According to my "hip" daughter....
nylons are passe !! Bare legged, painted toenails, are the in thing. Winter, spring, summer and fall! Ever try to wear dressy heeled mules with nylons? It just doesn't work out well at all! LOL
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 08:37 AM
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29. Well, I should have come to DU for my fashion sense earlier...
No one else has told me that hose is out. Ok. Will adjust. Just wish I had her legs to help with the transition. :)
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JanusAscending Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 02:38 PM
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35. Same here!!
Now ....all I need to do is lose some weight!! lol oh, and grow a few inches taller too!
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 10:53 PM
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18. i think she publicly denounced pantihose.
i am sure they do not fit her with those hips. but really, he has 5 suits and a tux, and she needs a different outfit every day. even if she is being bombarded ever day with free stuff, it would wear me out just to pick. men just do not know how easy they have it.
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Bette Noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 10:08 AM
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31. On the other hand, men have to dress up in all that hot stuff to turn heads.
All Mrs. Obama has to do is go sleeveless.
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Inuca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 03:42 PM
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39. "men just do not know how easy they have it"
Edited on Sun Sep-27-09 03:42 PM by Inuca
or how boring :-).

As for the pantihose, they would fit the hips, trust me.
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angee_is_mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 11:38 PM
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22. She doesn't have to
with smooth brown legs.
On the View she said with her long legs she has a hard time finding hose that fit. Being a taller woman I know exactly what she means.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 02:26 AM
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27. Pantyhose are out
And even as a 29 year old girl, it took me a while to realize it. My mom raised me to always wear pantyhose with a skirt or dress. I remember when I was 22, I was out to dinner with my girlfriend and she was like "are you wearing pantyhose???" LOL!
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 03:40 PM
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37. I hope this is a permanent change and that they never come back.
Awful, awful things. x(

Not that I wear skirts or dresses more than, oh, once or twice a year ...
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 11:11 PM
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19. These folks are making the Presidency and First Lady role look good
I mean come on.
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 11:30 PM
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20. Beautiful! I love these pics! Thanks n/t
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 01:18 AM
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25. President Obama describing the size of the Republicans' "you know what" to the CBC!
Edited on Sun Sep-27-09 01:19 AM by FrenchieCat
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WestSeattle2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 10:28 AM
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33. According to pre-pubescent girls in South America, he
is referring to a talk radio legend's manhood.
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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 02:19 AM
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26. Lovely! K & R
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 08:25 AM
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28. President Obama is sure one good looking guy but repeatedly gets upstaged by his beautiful
wife! ;)
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 03:01 PM
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36. Quite like JFK
"I do not think it altogether inappropriate for me to introduce myself," said the President of the U.S. to members of the Paris press. "I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris." President Kennedy was not exaggerating: In the eyes of the world, his talks with Charles de Gaulle might take on historic significance, but to the people of Paris their deliberations were secondary. From the moment of her smiling arrival at Orly Airport, the radiant young First Lady was the Kennedy who really mattered.

As the presidential motorcade made its way through the jammed, flag-draped streets, great crowds of people pressed close to her limousine for a glimpse. A 101-gun salute shook the city and was all but drowned out by the rousing cry, "Vive Jacqueline!"


http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,938093...



Kennedy reiterated that famous line in Fort Worth on the morning of Nov. 22, 1963, saying he got the same feeling there. "Nobody wonders what Lyndon and I wear," he added.



Some entrepreneur remembers, too: http://www.zazzle.com/the_man_who_accompanied_michelle_...



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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 05:02 PM
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42. I read somewhere that Jack Kennedy had his clothes tailored on Savile Row in London.
As a result, he was always impeccably dressed. He tried to play it down, of course, so he wouldn't look too "elitist" which he really was in a good way...
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WestSeattle2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 10:25 AM
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32. Great photos
Edited on Sun Sep-27-09 10:26 AM by WestSeattle2
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Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 12:45 PM
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34. Oh noes! It's a conspiracy! They're taking over...
:sarcasm:
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 03:41 PM
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38. They are both stunning. nt
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 03:43 PM
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40. A bit concerned to see Rep. Kendrick Meek as Chair of the Foundation . . .
As I recall he voted for the bankruptcy bill -
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 05:35 PM
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43. Great pics of great couple. n/t
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Peggy Day Donating Member (859 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 06:02 PM
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44. I know Nancy Pelosi gave the opening remarks,
but do other races go to this Caucus? I'm not a racist, and I voted for Obama. I was thinking if there was a White Caucus, there would be something said about it. Forgive me if I sound naive, but I've always wondered about this.

They have music awards for black people, black entertainment shows, etc. When there are say country music awards, or the Emmy's etc people of all races can win-they don't exclude anyone. If there was White Music awards, it would be talked about in racist terms. Some of the other races (Hispanic)are starting to do this race only club stuff, too.


I've heard everyday is Christmas for white people, so it's OK to do this-because some white people (not me)have had it really easy for quite some time.????? Is that why it's OK?
I'm a minority at my job now, and this guy the other day (he is Hispanic) said I'm gonna have to start picking cotton soon-implying that they are going to start treating white people bad. I know he was half kidding, but can anyone explain how this works to to me?
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gaspee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 06:33 PM
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45. Seriously?
Wow. I think I"m speechless...
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 06:49 PM
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46. UGH. n/t
Edited on Sun Sep-27-09 07:24 PM by Binka
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earcandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-28-09 12:56 AM
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47. Strikingly Beautiful, stunning, both of them. She is especially pretty in the first photo!
Happy love to you both.  
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