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50 Ways to Celebrate Michelle Obama’s Birthday
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Why would I honor her?.....we have a president and his wife, not royalty in this country for a reason. They work for us and should be doing everything they can to honor the American people.
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Bwahaha!
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Gazoo • 4 hours ago

Exactly, she does not honor us.
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Gazoo • 4 hours ago
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Don't, who needs or wants you to.

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Very well said.

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Who gives a rats ass....how much is THIS going to cost me?
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Logicsgood

Mark Spitz • 5 hours ago

Is that any way to talk about Dear Leader's missus? Fall in line - like ABC News has...
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Why did I read that? I need to get a life.
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notthemobnazietc

• 4 hours ago

I think the million dollars we just spent on her to stay in Hawaii for her birthday is enough. This is really a stupid story in the first place.
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newcountryman

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Is this marriage on the rocks? I knew long ago that the Clintons were a marriage of convenience, but the Obamas?
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Jim Duff

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ABC ought to be ashamed of themselves. We are facing numerous scandals because of Obama and they report on making Michelle happy on her birthday! What about the lies on Benghazi this administration has told the American people and the world ?? What about the NSA spying. IRS abuse's. Fast and Furious, Green energy billions paid out tp Obama supporters, or Obamacare ?? If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, period. If you like your insurance you can keep your insurance, period. Why can't the main stream media report on subjects such as these ?? This is why Fox News is #1 !!
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Phil Davison

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51. Be constantly angry and embarrassed by who you are. 52. Be ashamed of your country until they elect your husband as president. 53. Become the worst first lady in history. 54. etc
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Cheryl G

• 5 hours ago

It is so sad to read the disrespectful comments about our First Lady. Does it take that much energy to Wish a person a Happy Birthday. How would you feel if people treated you like that? It doesn't matter if you agree with her politics but respect the fact she is a mother, wife and a human being. God Bless.
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SQUIRREL!!!!!

Cheryl G • 4 hours ago

why is simply wondering why we her birthday being front page news is "disrespectful". It should not be front page news. Do i get front page news when it's my birthday? (yet alone 50 ways to celebrate my birthday)

it's my birthday? (yet alone 50 ways to celebrate my birthday)
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SQUIRREL!!!!! • 3 hours ago

If you cannot see how disrespectable the contents of these post then there is nothing I can say for you to understand. it is nice to see something positive and uplifting in the news then the usual murders and mass shootings. The day you become First Lady you can have 50 ways to celebrate your birthday.
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Cheryl G • 4 hours ago

And then people wonder why so many others say that the people who constantly attack our First Lady are racist. There was absolutely no need to even come on this site just to attack the First Lady as if she has done something personal to you people.
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catmom • 3 hours ago

"you people"? Sounds racist to me. Just saying.

Cheryl G • 3 hours ago

give it a rest. ABC spent THAT much time writing a puff piece to help shore up the Presidents woeful popularity. Read it for what it is--a political advertisement. Guess another news media wants to get a job at the white house and buttering up is the way to go!
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WHAT.I.THINK

Cheryl G • 3 hours ago

Yeah, NO!!!!! You honor her and let the rest of us continue to hate her.
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Barb

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Happy Birthday Michelle...enjoy! I think she is a great First Lady...and from the hateful remarks on here I can see why we have some problems...If you don't like her why are you reading this? I didn't like Barbara Bush but I would NEVER ever say anything so nasty about her. Just because you do not agree with someone's politics doesn't give you the right to bash their spouse. But some posters just never grow up.
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StopUSATyrannts StopUSATyrannt

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The thing about ABC news is how cunning they are about their political ideology (very dangerous liberal propaganda machine). ABC, just come out of the closet and join MSNBC.
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