First Lady Michelle Obama greets Anne-Mette Rasmussen, wife of NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, during a NATO leaders’ spouses event at the Gary Comer Youth Center in Chicago
… with Sanja Music Milanovic, the wife of Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic
…. with Liri Berisha, the wife of Albania President Sali Berisha
…. with Ingrid Schulerud, the wife of Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
…. with Valerie Trierweiler, partner of French President Francois Hollande
…. with Hayrunnisa Gul, the wife of Turkish President Abdullah Gul
First Lady Michelle Obama jokes about her footwear as she visits a dance class with NATO leaders’ spouses at the Gary Comer Youth Center
First Lady Michelle Obama tries some food as she speaks with students in an educational kitchen during a NATO leaders’ spouses event at the Gary Comer Youth Center
Transcript of Michelle Obama’s remarks here
Mrs. Obama – beautiful and stylish as always1
Hey maryl1 – congratulations – you’re number 1 :D
Absolutely mary! Congrats on 1st!
Thanks GGail and Dudette! This day is going my way!
Thanks Chipsticks for keeping us up to date even when you’re working :-)
Congras first. I might have come in a bit sooner, but A) did not even thnink about it, just looked at pics and b) toooooooo wordy :smile: Good day to all. I’ve been lurking off and on all day!
I truly love the way this outfit shows off her beautiful body!
What is Mrs. O eating? FLOTUS looks lovely, as always. Man, I want that suit too!
Fresh vegetables and fruit from the WH garden! :)
Thank you Chips. I know you did this just for me. Well, and maybe a few others. Okay, I’ll share.
Hi Japa, were you hiding when Amk was looking for support earlier? Smart man, you are!
Early Morning Run in Chicago for NATO Secretary General
I ran with them this morning, quite refreshing.
I like this NATO Secretary General. I think he & POTUS might be of like minds – progressive. His blog is a great use of the universal Internet.
She has no competition – a beautiful and elegant ambassador for the US
She is indeed a stunning and all around amazing First Lady…
A First Lady for the 21st century…
I completely adore her…
She looks better than every woman/wife there. They could take a few style lessons from her. Just sayin’.
Let’s be nice…
hopefruit2, We will be nice, but the truth is the truth.
FLOTUS has beautifully tailored clothes and a sublime sense of style. This is rare as you can see from all the other wives at the reception. Every woman in the world, with the possible exception of runway models, has figure flaws. The other wives haven’t figured out how to wear clothes that disguise the flaws and flatter the figure. Michelle has. It’s just a fact.
Flotus certainly has the best SHOES!
After all the B.S. this morning with that trader Newark, New Jersey Mayor who shall go nameless, I am so glad to change subject to someone who truly has President Barack Obama’s back, his lovely intelligent, wonderful wife. Our First Lady Michelle Obama. Thanks alot for the pictures of FLOTUS.
Twitterville novice here. How do I respond to someone who’ve sent me a twit message? Do they have to be following me? If so, to the person who sent me that twit message, I tried to reply to you, but couldn’t. Maybe you have to follow me. Anyway, thanks for the heads-up (I think). I can’t seem to find what it is though. (I’m @ifuhav2ask)
You should be able to just click “reply”. Its on the bottom of their tweet. The word “reply” should get highlighted when you scroll across the bottom of their tweet.
thanks. i’ll try that
There is Our Gorgeousness N’Chief!!
Love her Suit.
Like the POTUS she’s the FLOTUS with the MOSTUS!
Gary Comer Youth Center in Chicago, pride of the South Side. Great stuff from that organization. Kudos for this recognition.
Ok fashionista’s where is FLOTUS dress from.
Hey Chips, Hi Chips, when did you sneak home? ;)
FLOTUS looks fabulous :)
Chgo Trib NATO blog—–4000 anti-war protesters marching, someone’s flying U.S. flag upside down …….
More info on Michelle and first ladies at the Comer Center included at above link also.
Another cute photo of Michelle and the gals applauding the performance at above link also.
4k pussed off Ron Paul supporters. These Guts have anger issues, soon it will consume them.
I wonder how old FLOTUS is in comparison with all those other spouses. It struck me that besides almost all of them she manages to look like a ‘sweet young thing’ though I’d bet they’re mostly in the same age range. Looking ‘ni-i-i-i-ice’ Mrs. First Lady, looking ni-i-i-ice! ;) ;)
I drool (well, okay, I don’t but I really love it) at picture 7 – the half one where FLOTUS is facing me directly and she looks so beautiful, and calm and happy ,,,and …and …and .First-Lady-ish! :razz:
IFirst Lady Michelle Obama looks great as usual!!!
I could be wrong but it seems as though the red dress Mrs Anne-Mette Rasmussen is wearing is similar to one red dress Mrs Obama has worn before.
I am I wrong about the red dress – looks very close to one of FLOTUS,
That suit is to die for. S-t-y-l-e. But more than her style, what’s impressive is her genuine warmth towards people, whoever they are. From ordinary folks to Heads of State and their spouses.
I absolutely adore her. Pretty heartwarming that the wife of one of the best presidents in the history of the USA is ALSO one of the best First Ladies America has ever seen.
She has an amazing hourglass figure. I love that outfit and need to get something similar.
Did Corey Booker turn on President Obama??? What happened? My heart can’t take that kind of defection. I will haz a real sad if that is the case:(
Me thinks Booker is all about Himself. That is all!
Is Bain incorporated in NJ? That’s what I’m thinking. Corey is doing his thing, whatever that is. I guess we have to sigh, and move on. Let’s hope the MSM will at least give us a little on the NATO and Camp David meetings, instead of the Corey story.
Booker will now endure the loss of confidence and support from the president and the Obama team, not to mention a lot of Dem supporters. I hope the NJ Dems start recruiting elsewhere for a Gubernatorial candidate. Booker can’t be trusted. Period.
Thanks for responding. While I waited, I went ahead and found articles about this. I agree with one tweet: This, by Booker,was like Judas’ betrayal of his friend. Who can we really trust? Corey just lost all my respect.
Notice she’s holding hands with the lady from France. Body language speaks volumes.
Obama: NATO shifting to help peace in Afghanistan
President Barack Obama, right, shakes hands with with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, left, during their meeting at the NATO Summit in Chicago, Sunday, May 20, 2012. Karzai thanked Americans for the help their ‘taxpayer money’ has done in Afghanistan.
The headlines are great!
My take away so far of the NATO protests.
1. what he said – “I’ve been asking: Why is everybody making such a big fuss? This isn’t as big as Taste of Chicago,” Obama said during a brief pooled press opportunity in his meeting with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai.
2. The cops didn’t fall for the old donut bait on the fishing line trick.
3. The cops held hands to keep protesters in line.
4. The cops chanted along with protesters, ‘police need healthcare too.’
I hope I’m not speaking too soon, but these ain’t your grandparent’s protesters of the sixties.
Some are terrorists!!!
yep, and….nothing to see here….move along. Again, it’s still not over, but the terrorist have been caught, the snippets I’ve seen speak to a few knuckleheads. In general, this one doesn’t rise to the scale of the anticipated destruction. Hat tip to the CPD and all those responsible for keeping stuff livable.
Honestly, I think these protestors are actually helping the president. He’s looking calm and moderate in the midst of hysterical protestors and that reinforces his image as a strong leader. Since the police are behaving reasonably, there will be little news except for protesting that seems silly to most people. The only thing this group wanted was over reaction by the police so they could look like martyrs and they’re not getting it.
“I hope I’m not speaking too soon, but these ain’t your grandparent’s protesters of the sixties.” In my humble opinion, you speaking Truth, cookemom.
Love that the police had a “winning words” chant at the ready.
Mrs Obama’s outfit is gorgeous! It is also multilayered so she can modify it to fit different weather conditions in the area where she is (warm or chil)l without much fuss – very practical
Our First Lady seems more French than the French woman! Yes, it is true!
If you would still like to vote for my daughter: http://www.the-french-job.com/videos.php?show=4fb253e3f01c9
Hi Pamela, you were right. I was able to vote on Twitter, …separately from regular laptop. I noticed your girl is now 9th for English blogger and still 3rd for the other. Wishing her lots of good luck in the ‘finals’!
Two more votes in by Blackberry :-)
I don’t think I’ve ever used the phrase “My God, MmmIchelle!” as often as I have these past 4 years. Wow. She looks fantastic.
DAYUM!!!! FLOTUS is sooooooo foine!!!!!! Is it me or is she getting tinier and tinier? I wish I had her persistence in eating healthily and exercising. that shit is paying off in a big way.
Well, Lisa my dear, she probably doesn’t have ice cream before falling asleep. ;) Of course, I can’t really talk because my exercise routines never seem to get practised longer than 2 – 3 weeks no matter how I ‘resolve’ beforehand! As soon as I start to feel like it’s working I reward myself with a day off, which happens more and more often until there is nothing to take a day off from. Frankly, I don’t see why we can’t just lose weight etc by using mind control. Isn’t the mind supposed to be such a powerful thing? :grin:
exactly!!! mind control for weight loss!!!
It looks like Karzai told the President that he will not engage the Taliban, more directly. That tells me, that Karzai is nervous!
Their has to be some agreements and specifics that come out of this, otherwise, NATO looks like it’s ready to head for the Hills… Sadly!
Let’s hope Potus can get some agreements, out of this very important Meeting.
re: Status Update on Booker:
it’s gotten nastier on twitter. Talk of ‘house n- word’, uncle tom, some guy told him to go F himself. Boy!!!!! No matter how calculated this was, it was dumb. If he thought he’d get away with going after PBO with no repercussions from the people, he was sadly mistaken. Or maybe he thought he was more popular and engendered more support than PBO so the blowback wouldn’t be huge. Big mistake. Big, big mistake. HUGE!!! And people aren’t stopping, every second there is a new negative tweet against Booker. They call him Crooker and Judas. They say he’s self-serving. They are even mocking him. People keep retweeting:
“Cory Booker ran into a burning building to save Mitt Romney”——- it’s real ugly and I can’t feel bad for him cause i truly believe he deserves it. They are calling him a “Betrayer” and basically said he’s the next Harold Ford Jr, Jr. Some are even calling him the Ricketts Man— you know, Ricketts wanted a “literate black man” to go after PBO to decrease cries of racism. —— Crooker really did it today. Some are even unfollowing him. So dumb.
sorry the correct wording is:
Garikai Chengu @ChenguGold
MT @FoxNews: BREAKING: Newark Major @CoryBooker just saved Mitt Romney from a burning building
Cory “the trader” Booker deserve it all, I only wish I could tweet the bastard.
Your mad too? He really fucked us all! Now, we have to listen to this all day Monday maybe Tuesday, from the deranged msm!
I do not see how Booker remains a factor in the Democratic party.
Hilary Rosen apologized and is back on tv; Joe Biden apologized and then went golfing with PBO. Booker will issue a statement clarifying his remarks and we’ll be tallking about something else in a couple of days. What he said was terribly reckless, disappointing and sloppy but not worthy of same of the names he’s been called. It’s May 20th and there are 5.5 months to go until 11/6. So many things are gonna happen between now and election day that makes this look trivial in comparison. It’s maddeningly frustrating that so many on the left are so undisciplined and that PBO has to fight just as hard against them as the right. Will make his victory that much sweeter.
He has been tweeting, at least 5, all afternoon defending what he said. He is very disciplined and did not make the comment by mistake. I cannot remember the last time that I have been this disappointed by a political figure I respected.
I don’t agree with name calling either but what he did is not the same as Hilary Rosen or VP. It’s completely different. For me, it’s betrayal….Mitt Romney runs on his record at Bain, so for him to say that the Bain’s ads are nauseating or the same as the Rev. Wright attacks ads is just plain disgusting.
No wonder the Republicans were thrilled today.
So 70% of the guests on the Sunday shows are Republicans and you have this so called democrats who stabbed PO in the back.
He can say what the heck he wants after…..I don’t care, he’s not to be trusted.
Melanie, neither Hilary Rosen nor VP Biden attacked the President. They both made comments on issues that the media decided to run away with. Booker directly attacked the President’s criticism of Romney’s record on Bain Capital.
That’s exactly what I DON’T like… all the name calling is unacceptable.
People are mad, booker screwed us. I don’t know if you get that, but…
I absolutely understand. I watched it. It was very horrible mistake. But to call the guy the N word? Please. Save me with that bullshit.
To call anybody the n word is wrong. O agree, the other name calling is just anger.
They’ll get over it. In the meantime, we have voters to register.
I don’t agree with calling Booker the “N” word, but I do call him a trader. Was it a mistake, or was it plan? President Obama already has to go through alot of crap, without dealing with someone who suppose to be on his side, stabbing his campaign in the back. This was done to benefit one person, Cory Booker.
Do you mean a “traitor”? Cause he most definitely is a Traitor to his Country. And, he is so Wrong…it is Bain and Booker that are nauseating. There’s plenty of documented evidence of what willard did to workers while working at bain and for booker to go on mtRepublicons and say POama’s campaign against bain is “nauseating”..well, that makes Booker one sick traitor.
Thanks Cha, that’s what I meant. Cory Booker is a traitor.
He bought his own hype and thought he could undermine the President and that people would actually take his side over the President. I don’t feel sorry for him at all.
When McCain and Fox quote you, you know you fucked up. But I think he did it on purpose. He’s not stupid.
It was done on purpose, he knew exactly what he was doing. And as I said before either you are with us or you are against us, we can’t afford a Judas. The re-election of President Obama is too important, we have to know who are friends and enemies are. Add Cory Booker to the enemy list.
I have no pity for self-serving idiots. We thought he had it going on and then he went on national television and revealed his true self. Well, if he can propel himself up the political ladder this way…..Good Luck, Dumb Schmuck!
Joe Manchin comes to mind. Cory Booker and Joe Manchin..two peas in a narcississtic pod.
Thanks, lisa! I’m getting less nauseous now..seeing all this BLOWBACK on the one who sold his soul and his country for bain, willard, and wall street.
Dawg, what an IDIOT!
Mayor Booker left his manners home, his respect in the wilderness, so let him wander for the next five months, and maybe he will wear out his shoes and be able to find a decent pair to put on the next time he speaks to the world concerning this decent president.
So people just need to wander in their wilderness that they have created themselves. So wander, Mr. Mayor, and we Will keep moving FORWARD to getting POB re-elected. And we are a forgiving family, so we might send you an invitation to the second Inauguration of President Barack Obama’s second term, yes, I said, Second Term.
Get some decent and respectful shoes, Mayor Booker, and reach back into your inner core and remember your “Good Manners “before you walk on to the world stage to speak.HZ
Published: 5/19/2012 8:53:27 PM
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX expects to be ready to launch the first private spacecraft bound for the International Space Station early Tuesday, after its Falcon 9 rocket came within a split-second of blasting off Saturday morning.
Technicians planned to replace a faulty engine valve Saturday night that is believed responsible for prompting the abort of the first launch attempt with a half-second remaining in the countdown, after all nine first-stage engines had ignited.
Computers detected high pressure in one engine’s combustion chamber, triggering an automatic shutdown just before the planned 4:55 a.m. EDT liftoff.
Look at picture four and look at how FLOTUS is holding her hands, remind you of anyone and how he holds his hands. POTUS holds his hands just like that.
I did notice that…..they are ” One ” and Soul mates.
@corybooker endorsing school voucher’s/Gov Christie at Koch funded American Federation for Children conference http://www.federationforchildren.org/articles/662
Linda, Yup!! Vouchers? Koch brothers? That’s when I was “DONE” with Cory Booker. DONE.
OMG!!!!! Snark made an appearance:
Snark Knoller @SnarkKnoller
@CoryBooker Be proud of yourself Cary Baker, today you became a true liberty-loving American hero
Somebody, anybody, please tell me Cory Booker didn’t say what I heard him say? Really Cory, you think President Obama was somehow hitting below the belt by pointing out that Bain Capital took over companies, bled them dry just to make a profit for him and his investors? Cory, would you dare open up a big mouth about Governor Christie, thought so? Welcome to irrelevancy , Cory, nice to have met you.
Last week I was kind of out of touch and forgot the summit. Last Thursday I was actually thinking, “I hope the First Couple is having a restful weekend coming up”. Guess not—
Humor break—-Chgo daughter just called and said they had the news on with the NATO protests, and my little 2 yr. old grandson said “Helmets!” as he saw the police with helmets on. And he trotted over and got his Chgo Bears helmet and put it on and came back to watch what he thought was going to be a sporting event of some kind.
too cute!!! I think a Bears game probably has more contact than the protests, thank goodness. Hopefully things will get back to normal without any dire incidences. I was surprised at how easy I was able to maneuver through the city on Friday. I thought I would have to wear my helmet.
:lol: Cutest ever, Dotster!
My vote is for Patrick Deval (sp) as the surrogate for this campaign. He seems to be a genuine friend of PBO and is doing for Mass. what Mo’money didn’t do.
Deval Patrick! Yeah!
Deval Patrick and Martin O’Malley would be my pick anyday. They are well seasoned beautiful spirits who have more of a mature spirit about them, in my opinion. Deval Patrick is a very, very close friend of POB, and I really do believe the POB and Gov. O’Malley really do have a special respect for each other. That is what it is all about. Knowing who you really are deep within. HZ
My vote goes to Martin O’Malley!
If you get WGN they are covering some craziness with the protesters and police. I just hope it doesn’t get out of control for the city’s reputation. Rahm – this wasn’t a great idea to invite NATO here. Jeez Louise, these types of tourists aren’t bringing money to the city. Hopefully the rain on it’s way will put a damper on it.
media wants to focus on the negative of any event that involves PBO.
this gives them a chance not to focus on the actual substance of the NATO meetings
tweeted that ;)
I’m sorry, but this still doesn’t rise to a level of out of controlness. I am watching the live coverage and a few numbnuts are spoiling for a fight. The CPD are holding them in check. with two, that’s TWO police dogs!!!! What’s Chicago gonna do, bring in a third dog? There is absolutely nothing wrong with peaceful protest, nor Chicago hosting NATO. We have a beautiful city and it’s a jewel for all the world to share. Now, that said, I hope we get through this without too much of an issue.
Don Lemon’s reporting is severely lacking, as usual. It sounds like he’s trying so hard to stir up trouble, saying the cops are just pummeling the protesters, mischaracterizing what had just occurred for a couple minutes in some kind of standoff. Looks like these last gasp professional protesters and anarchists are just looking for confrontation to me, throwing buckets etc. at the cops, refusing to backoff or disband as their permit time has expired.
It’s sad but Cory Booker has revealed his character today. He worships wealth over work and is ingratiating himself with Wall St. and MSM over loyalty to his own Party, his President and is own supporters. This is what I tweeted today:
@CoryBooker has cast his lot with @WallSt not #MainSt -with #MittRomney not @BarackObama -with #GOP not #DemParty & with #wealth not #work
New post everyone:
ooh Booker just posted a video
Well, he’s Boring! I started getting super bored before the two minute mark! Can you believe how he’s stepping Way BACK?!
Too late. The damage is done. Now that I’ve learned more about him, his ties to ALEC and Koch with his buddy Chris CHristie, I’m moving on. No support from me. Sorry.
Oh, so Chips came back and moved MY picture to the top! Hmmm. Wonder who told her I wanted to share?
:lol: I’m just trying to confuse you VC – and it’s working!!
Fist bump, Chica! Chasing you is like chasing a butterfly! :lol: :lol:
Yes, it worked well enough to cause me to stumble and miss winning the race to the new post. I don’t know why it is, but all these obstacles and taunts you throw in my way just make me want to exert myself a little more. ;) Wonder if it’s the same response Pres O has when ‘friends’ of his stick their feet out in his path? [Not that I’m comparing OUR friendly rivalry to that piece of Booker back stabbing!] ;)
You just knew Don Lemon was going to put the protesters on tevee!
He is all excited! Lol!
Of course, Harold Ford on Morning Joe sticking up for Corey Booker!
You just can’t make this Shit up!
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