From everyone at TOD: Happy Birthday to First Lady Michelle Obama!
What a great post to be first on, CarolMae – congratulations!
Thanks, yes. It is. Thanks UT! Our First Lady is so beautiful. Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Friday CarolMaeWY!
I hope you’re having a great one!
Congratulation on 1st : )
A great collection for pictures. Thank you UT.
You’re welcome, JER.
Soooooooooooo beautiful, what a gorgeous collection of photos, thank you UT, you gem!!
Hold it, are you saying I’m related to Snowdenski????
Thank you again legend, these photos are blissful!
Thanks for these luscious photos of our amazing First Lady! She’s simply the best!
Happy Birthday to the fabulous FLOTUS, Michelle Lavaughn Robinson Obama: a woman of all seasons.
Thank you UT…
These pictures are just awesome!!! I love to see Mrs. Obama dressed in white, absolutely stunning.
LOLAPALOOOZAAA!! Love this collection of some of our First Lady’s best fashion moments. She is such a beauty with an incredible sense of style and the entire industry is so grateful.
A “LOLAPALOOOZAAA!!” I’ll take it.
@TheObamaDiary Damn I love her. Beauty on the inside and out. Definitely a crush An innocent one Don't want her "man" to be upset.— P (@ARealistMan) January 18, 2014
MP, I’m going to steal your word ………………… WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cindy, I’m going to steal your word………..Awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you ut for putting this together.
You’re welcome, anniebella.
As the Palin would say; “you betcha.”
Just the word…I am no fan so please don’t yell at me for using her name at TOD : )
Wowza! Our First Lady is beautiful inside and out. Full of loving energy and vitality. Inspiring. I always love to see the look on the President’s face and to see how much he cares about her. What a beautiful First Family we have. Great selection of pictures, UT! Happy Birthday to our dear First Lady.
Five-0 Looks deliciously Superb on Mrs. Michelle Obama
Hello, my name is Lady T and I LOVE my FLOTUS!!! I am not ashamed of unabashed admiration of this lady!!(I used to be, of my love for the whole family, but I grew out of that)
Thanks IT for this wonderful post!!
Oops!! UT!! :blush:
You’re welcome, LadyTNT.
Welcome to our support group TNT!
Lol, I was so happy I found you all 3 yrs ago!! I was like, FAMILY!!!!
This is wonderful, UT! She is one in a million….Happy Birthday to you, Michelle Obama. Simply the Best.
Thanks, DF. My fellow Breaking Bad awesome person!
Bless you, bitch:) I’m having withdraw symptoms!! ( Seriously…awesome, awesome post for the most wonderful FLOTUS!)
“Bless you, bitch:)”
I was like, “huh?!”, until I checked back to the start of your exchange, yo.
I wondered before I posted that if someone would freak….I never thought it would be you! The Other Breaking Bad awesome person:) It’s all good!!!
You came at me with the classic Jesse Pinkman phrase.
I see that and raise you: Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, SCIENCE!
3 Times A Lady.
Isn’t she Lovely.
She is always a Woman To Me
Simply The best.
Ohhhhhhhh Myyyyyyyyyyyy – I knew I was going to be late to the thread – so took some time to look – thank you UT – what a fabulous collection – ahead of anything to be seen anywhere else on the intertubes. Never has their been a first lady with such style – nothing and no-one compares and these pictures tell the story.
TOD wins the internets – again.
Aww….thank you, 99ts.
Wow, what a great beautiful collage. UT, wonderful post. You out did yourself. Thanks. Happy Birth Day Flotus.
Thank you so much, Asher.
How come I didn’t get such a nice collage for my 50th?
We’ll right that wrong for your 51st, promise!
what 51st? the kenyan muslin kid is just a year (10 months to be precise) younger to me.
Welcome & happy birthday to our newest member. Over 50? Get your card here: bit.ly/1awJP3p http://t.co/EVwUbQCYCX— (@AARP) January 17, 2014
123 456 789 0 ??? Tell me aarp is not trolling us.
I am sorry TOD family,
I don’t mean to be the bearer of bad news….
Another shooting taking place now in Philadelphia. Two students shot in the school gym…..
Yes Cindy…I have been watching…it lays heavy on my heart…
the national news media does take notice of these kind of school shootings…altho the local media was on it…
Hi prettyfoot58 – Happy Friday!
This is so sad….what is going on, as Marvin Gaye asked the question in the 70′s? When things are crazy, I play this song because it mirrors what is happening today and it’s (song) 40 plus years old. His music is so beautiful and tells a story that causes one to think.
Something is terribly wrong in this country. The children are killing children, the elders are walking around loaded and ready to kill over texting. This is crazy, and it’s truly dangerous to have a confrontation with anyone now-everyone has a gun.
Ha, I bet the men are going to end up on the naught mat tonight. But we ladies were cheated out of a similar collection for Potus on his 50th.
H hell yes!
Happy Birthday to The Best First Lady ever. I hope you read this blog.
Congrats CarolMae on first.
Huge thank you UT for the pictures,
Great comment, Anna!
VC! This would be a great place to post that YouTube excellence again!!
You think? Okay, if you’re sure! /hurrying before she changes her mind/
Thank you, just so lovely!!
You added to my pleasure in the day with your request. TY.
Makes my day to hear it, VC!
Love love LOVE these pictures of the First Lady! Gorgeous!
Looks like I popped in while the birthday celebrations are still ongoing! Yeah! I absolutely love all the pictures – she’s really had a remarkable 5 years – each picture brought back some really lovely, awe-inspiring memories.
There’s one more picture that just blew me away – it’s the dress, jacket and boots that First Lady Michelle wore to the welcoming ceremonies for the Chinese state visit in 2011 – really stunning.
Thanks for this celebration of Michelle Obama!
Glad you enjoyed it, Theo.
hehehehe – Chris Hayes is leading with Christie – and has a story on water in WV – no mention yet on NSA – trying to get some viewers back?
And the local media is not letting Christie go
Hey 99ts-Happy Friday!
Me think Christie is going down. I watched part (very few minutes) of the jokester this morning and the panel talked about how he mistreated the Mitt. Christie would not allow him to come to “his” state to raise money. mitt people is saying that the Christ was very arrogant with mitt; showing up late for meetings and he didn’t want to answer 7 questions during the vetting process. I think they are standard question that one must answer for vetting, but he would not do it. Someone on the panel stated that mitt team knew that something was going to come up on Christ.
They (mitt team) were backing away from him because he didn’t like answering questions. How does he plan on being the President?
I’m laughing because Hayes was such a fan of GG & Snowden – so today he hasn’t yet even mentioned them – while GG is visiting everywhere where folks will invite him. Still the show is not yet over.
If you’re up in the am – could be worth watching Steve’s show for some insights
Then again Hayes has just started on the President’s speech – OK so far – but I think I’ll bypass the “civil libertarian” discussion – at least no GG.
I saw GG on MSNBC earlier, I changed the station so quickly, I don’t remember which show it was. I just saw his little peanut brittle face and grabbed the control. What authority does he have; media is interviewing him for what?
There is no privacy… (NSA)
I shopped at this store (Kohls) during Christmas, it was my very first time. I used my ATM card as credit. The following day, I received several e-mails from them. I never gave them my e-mail address. Now I keep getting e-mails from them, offering a $25.00 dollar gift card. I figured if I clicked on it, they would bombard me with mail. The point is that I never gave them anything of personal information and they got my e-mail. So he is just useless as for as I am concerned. Snowden broke the law and he is a criminal.
I’m lucky with my email – think my provider must kill lots of spam. meanwhile Rachel leads with Christie – it seems the media is not going gaga about the NSA Good to see.
And no wonder Christie got a lawyer into the office – wonder what he will be redacting. Just as well this isn’t Alaska – took them upwards of a year to track down & completely redact all their Governor’s email
I’m not going to say a thing. I’m on my way to the naughty mat locker as we speak. Argh!
You are not alone sailor
I love all of these photos brings back so many memories.
ut, these pictures are wonderful. What a magnificent collection.
I love, love, love all the pictures of FLOTUS! Thank you for our TOD ‘personal’ compilation, Utal. We definitely have a beautiful, beautiful First Lady!
OTH: I have to say though that I found it interesting today that a lot of ‘outlets’ chose to pay tribute to the ‘fashion’ FLOTUS, exclusive of all her other attributes. I did not run into any source that listed 50 ways MO has reached out, or shown compassion, or helped out in any way….. Shucks, I’m sure with a little effort they could easily have found 50 instances of her hugging a young person/someone in support. Have to confess that each time I came across a slide show of her today, even while I enjoyed each picture my mind kept whispering ‘what about also paying homage to Flotus’ inside?’ [Yes, at times I'm a contrary soul. It's my mind - it's always churning. sigh.]
I get what you are saying vc.
We are so fortunate to have ALL of her, and her family, for these 8 years.
That’s not being contrary from my perspective, VC – not when it’s meant to remind everyone of all of Mrs. Obama’s attributes (and the full measure of attributes most women possess!). But the beautiful part of TOD is that everyone here knows and loves all of the attributes she’s shown us, in addition to her beauty, while realizing two other things. First, each of these lovely photos reminds us of a memory of the “time of Obama” in the White House. Second, it’s hard to photograph intelligence, leadership, courage, fortitude, a good moral center, etc. You get the picture!
In case I wasn’t clear, JO’B, I was not in ANY way criticizing *our* TOD presentation. I happen to think (with great seriousness and modesty) ours is totally appropriate; our personnel are after all journalism ‘amateurs’. Also I totally agree with your assessment re ‘the beautiful part of TOD’. My musings came from the fact it seemed to me throughout the day that none of the ” “major” ” news sources I saw lauding the First Lady spent much time on any other aspect of her than her sense of fashion. Uniformly shallow IMO.
Be proactive VC! The TOD door is always open to ya, give us a post on the First Lady’s awesome achievements!
‘TOD door is always open to ya’ – I like the sound of that!
Seriously – For the rest, too late for today – but I’ll make a note of that offer.
Totally understood you weren’t criticizing TOD! Totally understood you were criticizing the shallow “news” sources! (I lived through the women’s movement of the ’70s, and got what you meant. We women keep thinking we’ve progressed, but, alas.)
Just happened to notice a few folks had mentioned that the photos evoked a memory! For all of us, to be sure.
Good point, VC. We talk about the things our FLOTUS does and her very broad influence on people and children, as well as the way she looks. Other media, being superficial, are blinded by the “look.” They don’t get that she is as beautiful inside as out.
‘Other media, being superficial, are blinded by the “look.” They don’t get that she is as beautiful inside as out.’
^^ THIS – Thank you, JG.
And on this note, I’ll stop this convo as it was meant as an observation (as JG aptly summarized it) and not to derail the last moments of FLOTUS’ day in the village.
Gosh, who wish they were invited to the Birthday Dance POTUS is throwing for FLOTUS tomorrow evening? Have anyone found out who will be there to perform.
I say we all converge on the White House grounds at 12:00a.m. and dance until the sun comes up Sunday morning. Bring your dancing shoes and lets party with the 1st family.
Our pass; Mr. President and Mrs. Obama, we just love you so much, we couldn’t help ourselves.
What’s your best dance Cindy? We can’t embarrass our self in front of POTUS and FLOTUS.
"I've got to get back because somebody is having a birthday today…I'm going to go ahead and sign this bill." —Obama: go.wh.gov/91FvHN— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 18, 2014
LOVE this thread! Love our First Lady. Weird as it may seem, thid thread reminds me of one of the “rag” newspapers I’ve seen in the racks while waiting to checkout. Headline reads: Michelle wants out of loveless marriage. Lol! Can’t fix stupid!
Nope, TN. All anyone has to do is look at the radiant Michelle and catch any of the looks between her and PBO and you know what a happy marriage is.
Thanks, UT for the spectacular post! I love all the pictures! Outstanding!!
You’re welcome, Allison.
Thanks, UT, for the lovely pictures of a beautiful woman. Joyeux anniversaire, FLOTUS.
Happy Birthday to Our “Gorgeousness’n'Chief”.
She is absolutely beautiful!
The most beautiful, graceful, elegant, etc First Lady. Thank you UT for these pictures!!!
Glad you liked them, MTMarilyn.
In celebration of @FLOTUS' 50th birthday, some of our favorite, most fabulous Michelle Obama gifs: bit.ly/1ad4v2B— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) January 17, 2014
amk for Obama,
I am a kid at heart. I love watching her with the muppets. I just watched the muppet show last week with miss piggy and the frog, and it was just funny. Thank you for posting this….. : )
Y’all ~ go check this out! https://www.facebook.com/elena.shumilova.39
Those are beautiful pictures!!!
Hey @gop, mccain/mitt 2016.
Hey, third time's the charm, right?— (@amk4obama) January 18, 2014
O Lord…please don’t encourage them-I beg of you!!!!!
Don’t believe McCain’s wife would stand behind him on the stage for another year – not sure his bff would be a good substitute.
Mzzz Anne would, on the other hand, love another try for the White House – it’s her turn
VC, check Essence’s website for more substantial accolades for FLOTUS.
Okay, thanks, PrayerW. Will look tomorrow as I seem to be nodding off
My two favorites are the first – nothing like a beautiful woman in a “little black dress” for an instant “tutorial” on how to present yourself to the world – and her second inaugural coat. And all the other photos in descending order are favorites, too! Thank you, UT – this was a huge labor of love!
I’d bet you, JO’B, Utal can name the occasion Flotus wore each outfit she shared! A new game for us – Name that occasion! I could get the Inaugurations outfits, and maybe the S. Africa ones – I think.
Glad you enjoyed it, Jacqueline.
Love this so much UT!
Detective Dr. R.Maddow continues to punch holes in the lies. She is doing an awesome job. She is going strong tonight.
It seems someone is letting the pundits run with this – interesting that Wildstein provided his texts to Baroni saying who liked his explanations – there must be texts between Wildstein and others – or did he delete them?
Rachel has my favorite man on – I think he should run for Congress when he completes this inquiry
Hey 99ts, I am truly enjoying Dr. Maddow’s wit…..
She knows what she is talking about and she is connecting the dots. Yes, her guest is so smart, I love to listen to him and how he is presenting this case. Maddow is reminding me of Perry Mason. I loved that show, he would take everything apart, inch by inch and then he would nail the bad guys.
I have to watch Steve K. in the morning, it appears that the s____ is about to hit the fan. That Mayor is going to be there in person, and it’s a woman. This is an I Spy thriller : ) each episode is getting better.
I am happy that they are keeping this on the front burner. I was surprised to see how much time MSNBC spent on this today. I thought they would be moving on. I hope they cover this everyday.
Interesting interview with Ted Mann – also,too – seems the Governor is going to fight this tooth and nail – as he has fought anything connected with the Port Authority.
I love a good mystery too. Am always looking for clues to put together to decide who did it. Here we need to find motive as well. Am watching, reading and putting all that others are saying together. It is important in case Christie does run so we can dissuade others in voting for him by retelling this story since so many do not pay attention to factual information.
Have you forgotten, 99ts, we’re supposed to just move right on along and let it go, per John Boehner? The GOPTPers so want Bridgegate to go away, but it won’t because laws were broken, so this matter needs to be thoroughly investigated.
But Benghazi!! and all that – I don’t think Christie should survive this – but it seems from what I am reading/hearing – he has survived similar. The problem with giving anyone immunity will be getting same from the NJ Attorney – can’t imagine Christie will let that happen – and that is probably why he will continue to stonewall.
But I live in hope – and regardless – he has lost any chance 2016 – the GOP are not supporting him at all.
LOL. http://t.co/Pi1v6OVVjB— (@amk4obama) January 18, 2014
WAIT!!! Don’t start a new post yet. I just got home & saw this BEAUTIFUL homage to FLOTUS. Thank you UT!
My wife had a cake to bake, decorate, and deliver for a little girl who goes to school with my children. She drops me off at work in the morning and keeps the vehicle when that’s the case. When we got home from she and the kids picking me up after my shift, Vespa was on our bed! It sits really high. She jumped off of it right in front of me! She is still moving a little slow, but this is some real improvement. It seems the steroids are working. I hope that she will take her usual spot crowding my legs and making it hard for me to fall asleep tonight at bed time. I will gladly suffer her real estate grab if she does!
Hey there lockewasright,
I hope you had an opportunity to read the last post. I left a prayer for pretty girl Vespa and her loving family.
I was so sad to read your post because we had just talked about our 4 legged family members.
The prayer is dedicated to Vespa and Maggie.
I am sending prayers your way.
Thank you so much Cindy. It’s a great comfort to know that there are people who care. I love this community! I am glad that you are part of it.
Thank you, and it is my pleasure. I love animals and my heart is with you and your family. I know all too well how it feels-they are our family member.
I hope Vespa continues to improve, lockewasright. I don’t know what I’d do without my baby Winston. He is on my bed at my feet right now. I wouldn’t take anything for him. He’s 100% pure joy!
It’s always nice to hear the good news – and TOD is the best place to share it I must admit, when I started reading I first saw “she drops me off at work & keeps the vehicle” – and thought “I have to do that all the time when I need the vehicle – all sorts of things happen in our world – and some things never change”
Lovely to hear Vespa is doing well – she is probably happy about reclaiming her space.
A fabulous tribute to a fabulous First Lady!! Thank you!
MIchele Obama, a beautiful elegant lady with a shining soul. We are fortunate as a nation to have such a splendid first lady.
My parting shot.
Categorizing ppl to justify YOUR world view is unmitigated bullshit! http://t.co/XMfQsHsF79— Nelson (@Yardarm756DD) January 18, 2014
Just got here……everything everybody said! And yes, I do remember the occasions for many of the dresses……
Hamburg working towards a car-less future with cycling and walking.
bbc.com/autos/story/20…— (@amk4obama) January 18, 2014
Even though the topic is appalling, this is an amazing tweet in two ways: first, the “Runt” part, and then the overall premise. #GotchaRunt
Kentucky Senator Runt Paul compares President Obama's politics to "Jim Crow." So apparently he now LIKES Obama.— Victor Laszlo (@Impolitics) January 18, 2014
I heard that comment when Rev. Al played it. These Republicans say whatever lie which comes to their head concerning President Obama. It’s Rand and his dad who knows all about and who support Jim Crow.
Thanks for all that you do for all of us here in our TOD family, UT. I appreciate your beautiful work every time you present it. (((((TY))))))HZ
To the most brilliant, elegant, joyful, loving, kind, gracious, and gorgeous First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Michelle Obama, a most beautiful celebration on your 50th birthday. HZ
Thank you so much, HZ. You beautiful soul.
.@FLOTUS wishing a very #Happy50thBirthdayMichelleObama! Thank you for your public service to all of us & for supporting .@BarackObama— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) January 17, 2014
UT, you truly outdid yourself today and now you have ended with a grand finale, like the fireworks on the Fourth of July. After all the spectacular news of the day, your brilliant summary of the president’s NSA speech, you end with these stunning photos. Talk about closing it all out with a flourish. One of the things I most admire about our FLOTUS is her absolutely boundless energy. She seems to pulse with life and never seems deflated and tired, like so many other First Ladies in their husband’s second terms. She’s always stretching, always growing, always trying new things and finding new ways to take joy in life. That is a very rare gift in life and it’s one reason why she always seems so luminous, as well as beautiful.
Aww…..thank you so much, Jackie.
Wonderful description of those pictures jackie – and miles in front of the fireworks. I really like that FLOTUS decided to stay well away from the governing side of the white house – but also saw the opportunities it gives her to make a difference. She chose her own ideas and helps as many folks as she can while supporting the President in all that he does.
Interesting that few other first ladies have had such an impact on all Americans – and us other folks – I cannot remember ever seeing or thinking about the Bush wives. Hillary is a memory of failed health care & having to keep her husband in line, Nancy Reagan loved being married to a man in the public eye, and those before are a blur – except for the grief we all felt for Jackie Kennedy – yet she was mainly in the news for decorating the white house – such was the role of wife in her world.
Not funny in any way, but I like calling ‘em out, as often as possible.
"@laureldavilacpa: Breaking – West Virginia Water Is Now Safe To Drink #LibCrib #UniteBlue #PDMFNB #p2 http://t.co/FkCRG2dPCj" #tcot— BenStyles (@MassMovement79) January 18, 2014
CNN is showing MRS. OBAMA!!!! Hurry
Thanks for the beautiful pictures. Have a wonderful weekend and a meaningful Martin Luther King Jr. day.
I just wanted to add my wishes for a Happy 50th Birthday to Michelle. Michelle, thank you so much for all the work you are doing for our military families, and on your work in educating all of our children.
UT, what a fabulous collection of photos!
Lockewasright, I’m s glad that your Vespa is responding so quickly to his treatment.
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Another beautiful tribute page, this time to FLOTUS on her 50th, and created by those amazing bloggers at The Obama Diary.
Insomnia kicking in. So I popped in to TOD. What a treat to see all the fabulous pictures of Mrs. O. Thank you UT
Oh, I am so late to this post, but had to THANK YOU UT. What a fabulous, fabulous post for a fabulous, fabulous First Lady. The new look of being 50: y/o Fit and Fabulous and our First Lady wears it well. Love her!
UT, thanks again!
correction: the new look of being 50 y/o: Fit and Fabulous…
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