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White House imposes secrecy
rules on First Lady´s lavish,
celebrity-filled birthday party

Washington Examiner, by Byron York

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Posted By:Drive, 1/20/2014 8:00:59 AM

There was a party in the East Room of the White House Saturday night, an affair attended by a reported 500 people, a lavish celebration with celebrities galore, appearances by some of the world´s most popular performers, lots of dancing and powerful government officials, including, of course, the most powerful official of all, the President of the United States. And the White House wants to make sure you know as little as possible about it. The event was First Lady Michelle Obama´s 50th anniversary party. According to reports in People, the Chicago Tribune, TMZ, US Magazine, and elsewhere, among of

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: beca, 1/20/2014 8:08:06 AM     (No. 9698510)

who freaking cares....just go away

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Reply 2 - Posted by: geo11, 1/20/2014 8:14:24 AM     (No. 9698518)

These clowns love spending our money. I bet 95% of the costs was paid for by the taxpayers.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 1/20/2014 8:21:05 AM     (No. 9698528)

Amen #1!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/20/2014 8:22:38 AM     (No. 9698531)

"The event was First Lady Michelle Obama´s 50th anniversary party"

Anniversary? Fret not, she is only 5 in wookie years.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: The Advocate, 1/20/2014 8:26:44 AM     (No. 9698540)

Thanks for the partial list of entertainers to boycott.
There are many talented people and these people are merely the ones that have been promoted.
They are only as good as there last performance.
No dollars for racists.
No dollars for Hollywood Libs.
Why did Michelle lose her Law License?
Why did Barry Dunham?


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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 1/20/2014 8:28:11 AM     (No. 9698544)

When asked about the 90 Million Americans who are unemployed, and cannot even afford a real birthday party, the First Lady responded, "Let them eat cake".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bubby, 1/20/2014 8:29:58 AM     (No. 9698546)

At Princeton moochelle didn´t feel comfortable until she found the Third World student union group. Born and raised in Chicago in a middle class neighborhood yet she needed support from Third World foreign students. I wondered how many third world persona were invited to her party? My guess is none. These two in the White House are so phony it´s beyond description. The most transparent Adminstration in history my backside.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: papasparky, 1/20/2014 8:30:39 AM     (No. 9698549)

. . . or 7 in dog years, #4

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 1/20/2014 8:37:48 AM     (No. 9698560)

It´ll probably take weeks to vacuum all the drugs from the carpeting.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: horacer, 1/20/2014 8:40:05 AM     (No. 9698566)

The pigs in Mr. Jones farmhouse can´t let the other farm animals witness the gluttony and over indulgence at their expense.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: keekng, 1/20/2014 8:41:59 AM     (No. 9698568)

All part of Zippy´s transparency pledge.
#1 said it best.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: chillijilli, 1/20/2014 8:55:47 AM     (No. 9698580)

Wonder if Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn attended.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Tanker76, 1/20/2014 9:01:03 AM     (No. 9698586)

Read an article the other day regarding the "Let them eat cake" quote. Cake in those days was not what it is today. It was the burnt edge left on the pan after baking. Usually fed to animals. THAT is what Marie wanted the French peasant to eat, not what we commonly refer to as cake these day.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 1/20/2014 9:02:32 AM     (No. 9698588)

The guest list, a cobbled together clutch of "celebrities" (small c) like Gayle King and Kal Penn (who already has his own locker in the WH), does not impress. These barnacles flock to anything the O´Bummers put on.

This was a vanity bash for Moochelle. "Like, look at who is kneeling at my feet!!!"

The only way they can gin up any public interest in it is to make it secret.

Big flippin´ deal.

(Re the cell phones, they got loose at the inaugural after-party, when some hip hop female danced on a WH table (!) and others were caught looking stoned. Can´t have that as part of legacy. And someone was bound to catch Mooch´s backside.)

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Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/20/2014 9:10:16 AM     (No. 9698591)

Re #13, if you really want to know about the "let them eat cake" remark (which was actually "let them eat brioche" in French, brioche being a rich bread - not peasant bread), have a read here. A compendium of references for this remark. The consensus: Marie Antoinette did not say it, nor would she have said it. She was too humane, too caring of the poor, to have said anything like that. And she was not ignorant.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_them_eat_cake

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Reply 16 - Posted by: JAN, 1/20/2014 9:11:08 AM     (No. 9698593)

My first ever thank you to this obomination.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: gam, 1/20/2014 9:16:12 AM     (No. 9698599)

I feel sorry for the Secret Service agents and uniformed who have to protect these bums. Felons among them, like JayZ, SnoopDog.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: mizzmac, 1/20/2014 9:22:41 AM     (No. 9698606)

Attendees are some combination of these three: black, liberal, and rich. Their circle is so diverse! I can see what the POTUS means by calling "income inequality" the greatest issue of our time. Clearly, he´s working on it. (Not on fixing it, just working on it.)

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Reply 19 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 1/20/2014 9:26:05 AM     (No. 9698611)

My guess is that if she weren´t the FLOTUS, most of these celebrities wouldn´t give Mooch the time of day. It´s a perfect match: no-talent political hacks sucking up to Hollyweird stars and Hollyweird stars sucking up to political power, and the average American gets stuck with the tab.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/20/2014 9:30:51 AM     (No. 9698620)

Isn’t it odd, that the people the Obama’s chose to invite are the ones the rest of us would not want to be seen with?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 1/20/2014 9:43:07 AM     (No. 9698632)

Have there been any pictures of her since she returned from Hawaii? I´ll admit I´m kind of interested to see what she had done to her face, derrière etc...

Excuse me while I puke.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 1/20/2014 10:01:16 AM     (No. 9698659)

A pair of mules in horse harness.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: happywarrior, 1/20/2014 10:03:40 AM     (No. 9698663)

Imposing secrecy rules! Now we´re like some third world country run by an inept, greedy, power hungry couple keeping their lavish, over-the-top celebrations hidden from the rest of us poor slobs.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 1/20/2014 10:08:42 AM     (No. 9698671)

Surely they paid for this "celebration" themselves, judging by the fact that there was no dinner served, and the invitations were EMAILS! How cheap can you get. The lack of class and common manners and decency in this administration is appalling.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: skedaddle, 1/20/2014 10:16:20 AM     (No. 9698678)

The party sounds like an interesting exercise in finding out what some "celebrities" will do to go to an 0bama party. We find out they´ll answer email invites, feed themselves before the party and part with their precious cellphones. If I had a friend who put similar conditions on me, I´d have one less friend but I also have some self respect.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: rmagnus, 1/20/2014 10:21:01 AM     (No. 9698693)

There wasn´t any food so they could go straight to the drinking and drugs without delay.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 1/20/2014 10:23:19 AM     (No. 9698698)

I wonder how much that party cost us.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: gagolfer, 1/20/2014 10:24:07 AM     (No. 9698700)

The party started at 9PM. Who would have expected dinner? And there was plenty of buffet food according to one article I read, just not a formal dinner.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: PAdiva, 1/20/2014 10:27:10 AM     (No. 9698707)

Here´s something from the secret party:
Everyone form a big circle
Put your right foot in, put your right foot out,
Put your right foot in and shake it all about.
Do the hokey pokey as you turn yourself around
That´s what it´s all about

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/20/2014 10:27:36 AM     (No. 9698708)

The most "open administration" in history is certainly close-lipped a lot. I wonder if these celebretards are afraid of harshing their box office rankings by being known Obama sympathizers? I can´t recall any event our greatest modern President, Ronald Reagan held in the White House that wasn´t made fully public and a grand affair.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/20/2014 10:33:21 AM     (No. 9698716)

The best thing about Mooch´s 50th birthday was that Beyonce totally upstaged her. All the media outlets have Beyonce´s photos this morning, tarted up in her little gold glitter whatever. And not a single one of the Birthday Girl.

Now, if you were really Fab at 50, wouldn´t you want it to be YOUR photo in the news?

By the time the WH photographer gets done photoshopping Mooch, this will be last week´s news.



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Reply 32 - Posted by: Emerson, 1/20/2014 10:36:07 AM     (No. 9698720)

Re #28, another nice try. (Defending the Os is heavy lifting).

The invitees were told in their invitation to eat before they came - that there would be only sips and snacks and dessert.

I´ll bet that warning would be tacky where you live, too.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: rustycfc, 1/20/2014 10:50:43 AM     (No. 9698735)

right on #1 all the way.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: gagolfer, 1/20/2014 11:03:08 AM     (No. 9698748)

I never would have put "eat before you come" on an invitation to my party. Anyone going to a party that starts at 9 should not expect dinner. But they would expect some party food and they did get that from what I have read. I think putting that on the invite was ridiculous and tacky.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: lawabidingcitizen, 1/20/2014 11:10:35 AM     (No. 9698752)

You´re so right #21. I had the exact same reaction to Mrs. Obama´s unusual shyness. Like Hillary who disappears periodically coming back looking even worse than before the obvious surgery. Surely at least one of the guests managed to get some pictures. They´ll eventually surface if and when her husband gets his just desserts.

Also, we sure paid for a lavish party only instead of its being used on guests, it went into their "retirement" fund.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 1/20/2014 11:20:07 AM     (No. 9698767)

Ho-Hum...

Just another Spite House Booty Call.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: texsupreme, 1/20/2014 11:35:11 AM     (No. 9698789)

Does anyone else think that mooch´s underbite has disappeared?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 1/20/2014 11:56:59 AM     (No. 9698819)

Re #37, only in certain selected photos.

Shc still schtruggles with it.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/20/2014 11:58:14 AM     (No. 9698822)

Shame on you, Paul McCartney! You `Should Have Known Better`.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Zarin, 1/20/2014 12:13:59 PM     (No. 9698844)

Al Roker was on the Today Show talking all about it.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: enuf8, 1/20/2014 12:38:40 PM     (No. 9698874)

Were John McCain and Ms. Lindsie Graham invited? Didn´t see the mention of any ´Republican" names.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Polecat49, 1/20/2014 1:53:20 PM     (No. 9698996)

Now why would the king & queen ever advise the American People what went on? ALL WE DID IS PAY FOR IT.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/20/2014 8:43:26 PM     (No. 9699422)

Just an intimate get together of 500 of your closest friends and donors.

No close up photos of the latest scars please.

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Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
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Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
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Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal


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