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(Today)   Michelle Obama wears formal gown for a second time. Ann Romney reportedly aghast that the used garment wasn't immediately burned and the ground beneath it salted after being worn once   (thelook.today.com) divider line 30
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2012-09-25 08:16:56 AM
3 votes:

keylock71: hinten: I'm always amazed at how out of tune I am with 48% of the population. Couldn't grasp it during the Bush years, don't get it now.
I don't mind admitting that I am impressed by this woman.

I hear you... I'm unable to see why Michelle elicits such hatred from some folks in this country.

Wow... She's smart, articulate and wants our children to eat better and be more active. How outrageous. *rolls eyes*


It's easy to see why conservative parents didn't like her. Think about it. They've been brought up on a steady diet of talk radio and TV pundits telling them all the problems in their life are somebody else's fault.

Kids are fat? It couldn't be the parents fault for not encouraging eating right. It must be the fault of the internet or TV commercials for junk cereal and soda.

Kids turned out gay? Liberal Hollywood turned them that way with their anti-family values movies and music.

Kids can't get into college? There was only one spot left, and affirmative action made sure a black kid took it.

Your husband can't get a job? Illegal immigrants stole it.

They didn't have a problem with Nancy's drug education plans or Laura's child literacy plans because the schools were doing the bulk of the work. But Michelle's plan puts personal responsibility on conservative parents' doorsteps, and a lot of them hate that.

Party of personal responsibility, indeed.
2012-09-25 07:59:57 AM
3 votes:

hinten: I'm always amazed at how out of tune I am with 48% of the population. Couldn't grasp it during the Bush years, don't get it now.
I don't mind admitting that I am impressed by this woman.


I hear you... I'm unable to see why Michelle elicits such hatred from some folks in this country.

Wow... She's smart, articulate and wants our children to eat better and be more active. How outrageous. *rolls eyes*

And on a superficial level, she far more attractive than Romney's Stepford Wife, in my opinion.
2012-09-25 07:19:04 AM
3 votes:
I don't like asymmetric gowns and I think black gowns are ugly for being drab . That said, she wears it pretty well, an exception. The fact she wears it more than once is awesome.
2012-09-25 08:44:33 AM
2 votes:
You're naive if you don't think it was a calculated step....have Michelle wear the same gown - get a couple of "liberal friendly" newscasters to comment on it....then make flippant remarks how the super mega-rich Ann Romney would not be caught dead wearing the same gown twice.  Thus, advancing their class warfare agenda.
2012-09-25 08:22:42 AM
2 votes:

Close2TheEdge: I used to work for an upscale retail chain in the DC area. One HUGE problem they had was the practice of wealthy trophy wives coming in, purchasing a $1500 evening gown from the designer section, wearing it to a formal event, and then returning it the next day. Bonus - Often, the gowns had blood and/or semen stains on them.

Things got so bad that they implemented a special policy against returns. My job was to audit compliance. So my wife (girlfriend at the time) would go in with my audit credit card, purchase a fancy gown in one store, then drive to another the next day and try to return it. A fun little bit of fantasy.

//No, her's did not have blood and semen stains on them.


Yep, the "a dress can never be worn twice" crowd, given half a chance, will drive a Mom & Pop gown boutique right out of business.

That said, I think the headline was a cheap shot at Ann Romney. She isn't mentioned in the article. I get that the submitter was attempting humor, but it doesn't work in this case. Unfortunately, the headline was not funny and just comes off as unfair.

Also, I agree with other posters that Michelle looks fabulous. I really don't prefer one belt over the other. I think she looks great in both. Despite her beauty, I think it is nice that Michelles' intelligence is even more impressive than her fashion statements.
2012-09-25 08:08:29 AM
2 votes:

NeverDrunk23: keylock71: hinten: I'm always amazed at how out of tune I am with 48% of the population. Couldn't grasp it during the Bush years, don't get it now.
I don't mind admitting that I am impressed by this woman.

I hear you... I'm unable to see why Michelle elicits such hatred from some folks in this country.

Wow... She's smart, articulate and wants our children to eat better and be more active. How outrageous. *rolls eyes*

And on a superficial level, she far more attractive than Romney's Stepford Wife, in my opinion.

Because at some point a liberal probably said something about Laura Bush, ergo, right wingers are required to say 20000 times worse things about Michelle Obama.

Also, cause she's, you know the D word.


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Democrat.


I just thought it was nice to have a first lady that hadn't killed a guy.
2012-09-25 07:55:31 AM
2 votes:

Nurglitch: Once again, 0Bummer attempts to humiliate Israel by having his nubian wife wear the same old rags to a reception specifically for the purpose of humiliating Israel.


Until they stop expecting the U.S. to bail them out of every fight they start, Israel can fark off.
2012-09-25 07:49:53 AM
2 votes:
Given that woman's hideous taste in shirts, she has no room to insult anyone else's fashion choices.
2012-09-25 07:44:43 AM
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-09-25 07:44:13 AM
2 votes:
I'm always amazed at how out of tune I am with 48% of the population. Couldn't grasp it during the Bush years, don't get it now.
I don't mind admitting that I am impressed by this woman.
2012-09-25 06:45:22 AM
2 votes:
This was probably done quite intentionally just to get people talking again about what a disconnected-from-normal-people's-reality twunt Mrs. Romney is.
2012-09-25 06:39:52 AM
2 votes:
My SO knew a girl whose job was to discreetly go at the house of weatlhy socialistes, to buy back the very expensive dresses that they only wore once. Apparently, it was a very-well known little secret, but everybody acted like they bought those supremely expensive dresses, wore them once, and then put them in a closet, never to be touched again.

For a fringe of the population, appearance and hypocrisy really is a way of life. I think I'd go mad living in the vicinity.
2012-09-25 06:10:48 AM
2 votes:
This thread should be classy.
2012-09-25 12:46:52 PM
1 votes:

karnal: You're naive if you don't think it was a calculated step....have Michelle wear the same gown - get a couple of "liberal friendly" newscasters to comment on it....then make flippant remarks how the super mega-rich Ann Romney would not be caught dead wearing the same gown twice. Thus, advancing their class warfare agenda.


Jackie Kennedy is regarded by most of the people who care about such things as the most innately fashionable First Lady we've had. She bought the best, but the designs were simple, so she was able to wear many things more than once... suits, gowns, jewelry, hats.

I'm glad to see Michelle Obama move in that direction. A simple black gown is basic enough that she can wear it again with different accessories (though Michelle's one shoulder Michael Kors is distinctive enough that people will notice). She rocks the gown, why shouldn't she wear it as often as she can?

Now, as for Ann Romney, who cares? She can afford to wear a new outfit every hour of every day, and as long as it's her money I don't see how it's my business what she wears, and I don't see how it reflects on her husband's campaign.
2012-09-25 11:55:32 AM
1 votes:

topcon: To say nothing of Bird Shirt, she's certainly nothing special, but you people who have been parroting how beautiful Michelle is for four years now are hilarious.

Here, for example, is one of the hottest black women to have ever existed, Stacey Dash:

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And Michelle Obama:

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I mean, we get it. You like Obama the president. I don't dislike Obama either. But stop pretending his wife is anything resembling hot, she isn't. She has an oddly shaped face and eyes, big teeth, a bigger ass than her body should have, etcetera. SWOON, SHE'S SO BEYOOTEFUL. 

She wasn't even attractive when she was youthful.

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A#1) Michelle Obama is beautiful. She may not be the most beautiful woman who ever lived, but most women aren't.
B#2) When Michelle Obama speaks my ears do not bleed. 
C#3) She is intelligent which is a very attractive quality.
D#4) When she smiles she doesn't have that painful rictus of Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush or Ann Romney.
2012-09-25 10:23:10 AM
1 votes:

BraveNewCheneyWorld: I for one am glad that our journalistic resources are being used to find how many times a particular garment has been worn by the first lady instead of trivial things like holding elected representatives accountable for their statements and actions.


That would explain why it's in the style section and not in news.
2012-09-25 10:18:10 AM
1 votes:

karnal: theknuckler_33

karnal: stoli n coke

fracto: It seems the First Lady wants to get in on the trolling. How can you show America that you aren't out of touch? Wear an outfit twice. Poor Americans can identify with that. If an opponent criticizes you for it they will look like a rich asshole.

In a campaign where one of the issues is wasteful spending, it's not a good idea for anyone to call out someone for wearing an outfit more than once. Kind of adds to the whole "out of touch" thing.


Liberal media pointed it out and then all you Dems jump on the Ann Romney wouldn't be seen dead wearing a gown twice bandwagon. Trying to blame Republicans for a Liberal tactic is such a.......Liberal tactic.

What, exactly are 'republicans' being 'blamed' for here?


Are you not able to follow a thread?
Ann Romney (wife of Mitt Romney, presidential candidate for 2012) is being accused of being so rich that she would never wear an expensive gown twice, therefore (am I going too fast for you?) attempting to advance a class war between Dems and Replublicans because Dems are so middle class and Republicans like Mitt are so disgustingly rich that voting Americans can not in good conscience vote for such an out of touch person.


You mean, in the headline.... on the politics tab on Fark?

Wow, your butthurt is farking EPIC!
2012-09-25 10:11:31 AM
1 votes:

topcon: Well, some of them are funny, true enough. The problem is, they're not always obviously a joke, and you get 300 reply threads on occasion of people arguing over a point that isn't true, with like three people repeatedly saying "Um, that really isn't in the article." Then, even after it's been said it's not true, new people keep coming in and arguing it over and over.

It's just trollish and dishonest. It's fine when it's an obvious joke.


dude, that's kinda the point of threads.

We go off on something that may not have any sort of connection to the original point of the thread. Look at this one, starting from the beginning, you can see our evolution from talking about the dress to her wearing it twice to defending Ann, to talking about stepford wives and other first lady types, to talking about Michelle's beauty, to now talking about the validity of trollish headlines on fark and what their purpose is.

half the fun of fark is the headlines, the other half is the threads.

/and grammer nazis
2012-09-25 10:08:12 AM
1 votes:

karnal: Dems are so cute when they fight over how Michelle Obama looks.


please, I'm one of those Republicans you help kick out of the party. I just find the unusual "anti-michelle" sentiment to be fasciniatingly disturbing.
2012-09-25 09:59:57 AM
1 votes:

topcon: I don't dislike Obama either. But stop pretending his wife is anything resembling hot, she isn't. She has an oddly shaped face and eyes, big teeth, a bigger ass than her body should have, etcetera. SWOON, SHE'S SO BEYOOTEFUL.


I don't think she's super-hot either but she's practically Halle Berry compared to the last two first ladies.
2012-09-25 09:44:46 AM
1 votes:

karnal: You're naive if you don't think it was a calculated step....have Michelle wear the same gown - get a couple of "liberal friendly" newscasters to comment on it....then make flippant remarks how the super mega-rich Ann Romney would not be caught dead wearing the same gown twice.  Thus, advancing their class warfare agenda.


Well that's one theory.

The other theory is that she likes the dress and wanted to wear it again.

So.... applying Occam's razor which sounds more likely;

A) The woman liked the dress and sees no problem wearing it again

B) There is a secret libruhl plot to create an issue so subtle as to be pretty much imperceptible to everyone but the wingnuts


/ Just sayin'
2012-09-25 09:38:43 AM
1 votes:

topcon: She has an oddly shaped face and eyes, big teeth, a bigger ass than her body should have, etcetera.


I'm just going to go out on a limb here and guess you're white.
2012-09-25 09:31:22 AM
1 votes:
Michelle is a knock-out and has the pipes to make you agree.
2012-09-25 09:28:50 AM
1 votes:

MinkeyMan: Looks like Shotglass had all his/her comments deleted... and any comment that quoted it got deleted too.


I imagine he probably got banned (at least for 24 hours) for "hate speech" which would seem like an appropriate calling. He did cross a line between trolling and just being a hateful douche
2012-09-25 09:23:27 AM
1 votes:
Looks like Shotglass had all his/her comments deleted... and any comment that quoted it got deleted too.
2012-09-25 09:20:42 AM
1 votes:

topcon: Is this the thread again where we talk about how bad it is for Bird Shirt to wear expensive clothes, but the Michelin-O's designer clothes are cool?


Troll thread. I'm feeding this one.

The problem isn't that Bird Shirt wears expensive clothes. It's that the expensive clothes remind us that she repeatedly makes comments that show she has contempt for people who aren't as rich as she is. Michelle, OTOH, is like Mrs. Ballou, who has some nice clothes and wears them proudly on appropriate occasions.

Michelle would blend right in at a Methodist ladies sewing circle and pot luck dinner, while Ann would probably make some snide remark about springing for the big bucks for the paper plates and have her driver take her home to have her chef make her a proper meal.
2012-09-25 08:59:57 AM
1 votes:

karnal: stoli n coke


Cry moar. Maybe if you white knight enough, they'll let you lick Rafalca's maintenence shovel..

Raharu

Truly they are masterminds of the highest order for pulling this off!
The levels of deception within deception, deception inception!

Machiavelli wished he was this good.


Fools often surround themselves with other fools because it's easier to be such and ignore the truth.


But enough about Mitt Romney and his campaign advisers.
2012-09-25 08:47:38 AM
1 votes:

karnal: You're naive if you don't think it was a calculated step....have Michelle wear the same gown - get a couple of "liberal friendly" newscasters to comment on it....then make flippant remarks how the super mega-rich Ann Romney would not be caught dead wearing the same gown twice.  Thus, advancing their class warfare agenda.


Cry moar. Maybe if you white knight enough, they'll let you lick Rafalca's maintenence shovel..
2012-09-25 08:19:35 AM
1 votes:
Did I miss the part when Ann Romney criticized Michelle Obama in any way? I admit to not reading TFA; I just looked at the pretty pictures. But they have always been extremely cordial with each other and very nice. It's one of the few bright spots on this campaign. They've never had a bad word between them...
2012-09-25 07:47:15 AM
1 votes:
I used to work for an upscale retail chain in the DC area. One HUGE problem they had was the practice of wealthy trophy wives coming in, purchasing a $1500 evening gown from the designer section, wearing it to a formal event, and then returning it the next day. Bonus - Often, the gowns had blood and/or semen stains on them.

Things got so bad that they implemented a special policy against returns. My job was to audit compliance. So my wife (girlfriend at the time) would go in with my audit credit card, purchase a fancy gown in one store, then drive to another the next day and try to return it. A fun little bit of fantasy.

//No, her's did not have blood and semen stains on them.
 
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