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#1 Peanut

Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

I giggle every time I see this clip!  Michelle is displaying terrible manners I know, and I'm also a little surpised that someone as media savvy and polished as she is allowed herself to get caught out gobbling up food and rolling her eyes.  But I still find it funny, heck, she's human after all!

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She has been castigated in some places on the net over this little faux pas.  Do you think its warranted or an overreaction, possibly by those who lost the bid for presidency?  


#2 KylieferalMin0gue

Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

Think it is funny.  Shows that she is human, and needs to eat, and doesn't pretend to think something is funny when it is not.

#3 imamumto3

Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

I love it, just because shes the first lady doesnt mean she not human!

#4 baddmammajamma

Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

Michelle Obama is an amazing First Lady, with a good appetite and a great judge of character. John Boehner is a douche canoe of the highest order, and the only people who appear to be "up in arms" about the eye roll are ringt wing commentators & their followers.

I am inclined to believe Huff Post (amongst other publications) with regards to what went down with the eye roll:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/m..._n_2529107.html

http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-th...ys-eyes-rolling

#5 JustBeige

Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

She was being polite whilst thinking "F*wit" and the eating was not stabbing him with the fork.

We all have people like that that we either work with or are relatives.

Her face said it all I think. original.gif

Edited by JustBeige, 23 January 2013 - 07:02 PM.


#6 Madeline's Mum

Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

How funny! The poor thing looks starved, I get stabby when I'm hungry and forced to listen to douche canoes.

#7 Riotproof

Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

I think it's quite funny.. And quite retrained really. Especially if he did say that about her, what was she meant to do laugh?

#8 Missy Shelby

Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

If that is the worst eye roll that I ever received in my life well let's be honest, I would be a happy lady.

She might have been bored out of her brain and was just eating to fill in time.  She probably gets sick and tired of people sucking up to her husband!!

Edited by Missy Shelby, 23 January 2013 - 05:17 PM.


#9 mummanazz

Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

Douche Canoe!! Love it!  

It shall be my new insult of choice  laugh.gif

#10 purplekitty

Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

QUOTE (baddmammajamma @ 23/01/2013, 04:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Michelle Obama is an amazing First Lady, with a good appetite and a great judge of character. John Boehner is a douche canoe of the highest order, and the only people who appear to be "up in arms" about the eye roll are ringt wing commentators & their followers.

I am inclined to believe Huff Post (amongst other publications) with regards to what went down with the eye roll:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/m..._n_2529107.html

http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-th...ys-eyes-rolling
Dog,I'm sorry I read some of the comments underneath those articles.
Sickening.


#11 baddmammajamma

Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

QUOTE (purplekitty @ 23/01/2013, 06:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dog,I'm sorry I read some of the comments underneath those articles.
Sickening.


Is DOG how "BMJ" comes out on the iphone? biggrin.gif

Yes, it is really sad the level of hatred for the Obamas -- and sadly, a lot of it seems to be racially motivated. What is not to love about Michelle? She's intelligent, down to earth, accomplished, passionate, empathetic, strong, articulate, funny, and beautiful.

John Boehner is a right wing obstructionist with a fake orange tan.

I know whose team I'm on!

#12 Peanut

Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

I'm actually surprised at the hatred some Americans seem to have for him, I thought he was quite well respected.  He seems to be liked more overseas then he is there.

Anyway, I think she has her elbows on the table because she's leaning forward to allow hubby to deal with Boehner, not because she's being a slob.  That's not what her critics are saying though!

#13 BadCat

Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

I can't believe they brought in lip readers to try to figure out what was said.  How lame is that?

The hate doesn't surprise me at all.  I heard the other day that Obama had received something like 43,000 death threats in the past 12 months. Lots of nutters out there.

#14 purplekitty

Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

QUOTE (BadCat @ 23/01/2013, 06:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can't believe they brought in lip readers to try to figure out what was said.  How lame is that?

The hate doesn't surprise me at all.  I heard the other day that Obama had received something like 43,000 death threats in the past 12 months. Lots of nutters out there.
It doesn't surprise me because I've been reading it for years and yet it does.
I just don't understand it.

I've read some hateful things about Julia Gillard but that level of death threats?


#15 whitelights

Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:48 PM

QUOTE (JustBeige @ 23/01/2013, 05:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
She was being polite whilst thinking "F*wit" and the eating was not stabbing him with the fork.

We all have people like that that we either work with or are relatives.

Her face said it allI think. original.gif


Exactly what I was thinking.

I think nearly all of us have had a very similar reaction to something said by a relative or colleague but have had to show restraint and either give a forced smile whilst thinking 'you idiot' or become fascinated by your food/phone.

I do the 'oh look, i have a very important text' thing nearly every time my father's partner speaks tbh wink.gif Not a nice woman to put it mildly but since she is my father's partner, I need to grit my teeth and pretend her borderline offensive jokes are funny and not tell her I wish she'd relocate immediately to Paraguay.

Edited by whitelights, 23 January 2013 - 07:11 PM.





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