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    First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a United We Serve service volunteer event at a Habitat For Humanity site in Washington, D.C., Sept. 11, 2009. She is joined by Julie Bindelglass, a junior at George Washington University, and Shakir Cannon-Moye, a senior, to kick off the First Lady's challenge to GW students to serve. The George Washington Community has committed to perform 100,000 hours of community service to secure Mrs. Obama's attendance as their commencement speaker in Spring, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

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    1. Sarita Linda 66 months ago

      Kiki good luck reminding folks this is for photography. I have tried till I am blue to get these people to go to a site that is designed for fights.

    2. Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 66 months ago


      Democrats have declared themselves the de facto party of civil rights, in spite of their dismal record on race in the past. They are given a pass because Democrats are credited with establishing entitlements to deal with America’s poor and disenfranchised.

      Over the years, Democrats have relied on these entitlements to maintain a continual underclass with programs like welfare, while federal agencies did the dirty work of keeping the poor trapped in the system. Fed entitlement programs became a Hotel California of sorts, where as the lyrics of the song say, “You can check in anytime you like, but you can never leave.” The poor find themselves trapped in a system that seduces, then strangles.

      Like all good systems, the entitlement system set up by Democrats has evolved, with non-profit organizations being the new covert operatives. These operatives allow a shell game to be played on the American taxpayer. A shell game that keeps America’s poor and disenfranchised in virtual prisons of their own construction. ACORN is one such non-profit operative.

    3. Stella's eye 66 months ago

      Perfect shot here !!! From the lighting to the comp., but especially their Expressions & the event itself. Thanks !!

    4. AleCrespo 66 months ago

      nice job,
      i from brazil and admire you. (barack e michelle)

    5. ceciliamuy 66 months ago

      Nunca cambie Primera Dama!
      Desde Uruguay la saludamos!

    6. iwillglo 66 months ago

      she rocks!!!

    7. tsevis 66 months ago

      Wonderful shot.

    8. Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 66 months ago

      ACORN and Amercorp, NOT what you think...hope and change is ROPE and CHAINS

      The FBI needs to Investigate the rotten seed of ACORN and their affiliates

    9. Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 66 months ago

      Carbon footprints of the Obama's

      The first lady, in gray slacks and blue sweater, marveled that the people were "so pumped up" despite the rain. "I have never seen so many people so excited about fruits and vegetables!" she said. (Must be the tender baby arugula.)

      She spoke of the global reach of her cause: "The first thing world leaders, prime ministers, kings, queens ask me about is the White House garden. And then they ask about Bo."

      She spoke of the fuel fed to the world's most powerful man: "I've learned that when my family eats fresh food, healthy food, that it really affects how we feel, how we get through the day . . . whether there's a Cabinet meeting or whether we're just walking the dog."

      And she spoke of her own culinary efforts: "There are times when putting together a healthy meal is harder than you might imagine."

      Particularly when it involves a soundstage, an interpreter for the deaf, three TV satellite trucks and the closing of part of downtown Washington.

    10. 10goderecho 66 months ago

      I Personally found painting, cleaning, landscaping, theraputic. Something about making the ugly, beautiful, just makes a soul feel useful and worth a sm. amount of neg. impact on Mother Nature. Give/Take relationships work the best.

    11. Valerie Hadoux 66 months ago

      Hey... that's just too funny!!!...
      I love this photo, because it expresss concrete voluntary service to all the scale of the Society, to start with the First Lady... It's so Respectful...

    12. Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 66 months ago

      Michelle Obama, Living in the past? Or just hateful toward white people in general?


      Her senior thesis at Princeton University leaves no doubt about her anger and bitterness towards the white race in America. In her senior thesis at Princeton , Michele Obama, (aka Michelle LaVaughn Robinson) she stated that America was a nation founded on 'crime and hatred'. Moreover, she stated that whites in America were 'ineradicably racist'. Another statement in her thesis is rather troubling to me. She writes:'There is no doubt in my mind that as a member of the black community, I am obligated to this community and will utilize all of my present and future resources to benefit the black community first and foremost.' Given the history of the discrimination of black people in America her remark is understandable, but for the wife of an American President to harbor such resentment against whites in America is downright scary to me. I can't help but wonder if her husband shares some or all of her views, did that thought ever occur to you?

    13. vinknk [deleted] 66 months ago

      vitalissue...she's a hard one to look at for sure. there are times when i almost feel sorry for the husband.

    14. Lou F. 66 months ago

      Had to come back and visit our beautiful, caring, hardworking FIRST LADY!!

      Behind every good man there is a great woman.....

      Congrats on explore!!!

    15. Alan Moote 66 months ago

      Especially for me? How sweet. I guess you consider yourself the aforementioned douchebag.

    16. GQAlex 66 months ago

      Simply Beautiful

    17. Adam73 66 months ago

      I'm looking at the Exif settings but don't understand. Was this room dark? I see there is a lot of natural light from the windows but the shot was shot at 50mm F2.8 at ISO: 1000 The shutter speed is still 1/50 of a second.

      I love these photos but the exif info seems weird.

    18. na◘foto! 65 months ago

      great portraits! Michelle has a beautiful smile

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