First lady's 47 candles
January 17th, 2011
11:45 AM ET

First lady's 47 candles

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Any plans the first lady has to celebrate her birthday today will have to wait.  Since her 47th birthday falls on Martin Luther King, Jr. day this year, Michelle Obama is participating in a community service project with President Obama and her daughters to celebrate MLK Day of Service.

The Obamas marked the national holiday by attending Sunday service at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church.  The congregation sang happy birthday to the first lady and others at one point during the two-hour service.

When Mrs. Obama arrived at the community service event for Greater D.C. Cares at Stuart Hobson Middle School, President Obama and the volunteers sang Stevie Wonder's version of "Happy Birthday."

The first family and volunteers are painting fruit on walls to urge healthy eating as part of the school's mentoring project.  That might be one birthday wish for the first lady since that's one of her signature issues.

It's unclear what else is in store for the first lady.

Last year Mrs. Obama celebrated her birthday with staff in the East Wing a couple days before she turned 46, blowing out one candle on top of a round white cake. Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses also made a pastry version of the White House.

Then the night before her birthday, the president treated his wife to a surprise high-end organic dinner with friends at Restaurant Nora in Washington's Dupont Circle neighborhood.

President Obama will turn 50 on August 4.

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  1. John

    Happy birthday, Michelle Obama!

    January 17, 2011 at 12:18 pm |
    • Douglas

      The First Lady of the World – Happy Birthday! Sending you lots of love and best wishes. Keep on being real!!!

      January 17, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  2. root and branch

    I wonder if Mr. Obama is still carrying that gun that he said he brings to meetings with the GOP.

    CNN has blood on its hands in Tucson because of its refusal to say anything negative about Mr. Obama's promotion of violence.

    January 17, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
  3. done with them all

    whoppie, I cant even afford to buy my wife a gift because of the obama economy and am having a problem feeding my family too, all I can say is thanks obama

    January 17, 2011 at 12:25 pm |
    • Pretzel Logic

      Yes, yes, it's the fault of Obama's and no one else. And you are the only one who is suffering. Simpleton.

      January 17, 2011 at 12:59 pm |

        Well her 23 Aides at a total salary of $3,500,000 would pay a whole lot of salaries out here in the public. What is she a Queen or something. Mostly all I see is a big reared amazon with a huge mouth full of white teeth. " I NEVER CARED FOR THIS COUNTRY UNTIL TODAY. THAT BEING ONLY BECAUSE MY HUSBAND THE NIGERIAN MUSLIM GETS TO RUN FOR THE PRESIDENT". Yes and the sad thing was that he had a whole lot of us behind him until all the hate comments immediately began on a certain woman who did nothing to them except run for Vice President. Now all the truth has come about on how much you really care about wwhites. DON'T. But you keep calling us racist when Obama can't perform his duties like a President. OLD GRAB AMY CROTCH WHEN THE NATIONAL ANTHEUM IS PLAYED. AND YOU WONDER WHY WE PATRIOTS LIKE ME WHO SERVED THIS COUNTRY FOR 30 YRS IN THE MILITARY CAN'T STAND HIM. GRAB YOU CROTCH OBAMA I HEAR THE BAND WARMING UP.

        January 17, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
      • Waleed

        This is about happy birthday to the president's wife. To refer to her as a "big reared amazon" just smacks of racism and it is no surprise "Total Facts" why blacks in large quantity will not support republicans.

        January 17, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
      • Kristen

        I agree with Waleed. Seriously people? We can't just wish the First Lady a Happy Birthday without all this hatred, sheesh. Some people find any excuse to go on a rampage and bitch about anything and everything.

        January 17, 2011 at 7:59 pm |
    • Debbie

      Obama has nothing to do with the economy, this belongs to Bush/Cheney.....Where were you when that organization was spending all the money on an unnecessary war, and no regulations with the banks and Wall Street. Did you just come from under a rock!!!!!

      January 17, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
    • sassymama

      This economy has nothing to do with Obama, get a job, and stop blaming him this happened from Bush..

      January 17, 2011 at 4:30 pm |
      • GEORGE

        Why is it that nobody wants to call TRUTH to the front. First, Happy Birthday First Lady..may it be your best ever. As for the politics, Obama and ever president has made mistakes, I get tired of this one acting like it is not his fault, but blames everyone else. Mr. Obama; learn this well...LOSERS, make excuses and blame everyone else. WINNERS, make things happen and accept responsibility. God bless America, and all her service members for our freedom!

        January 17, 2011 at 11:47 pm |
    • mary

      i can appreciate your circumstances–am in a similar situation–but let's be clear–this sad economy is our legacy from the disastrous eight year irresponsible economic policies of the Bush administration. president Obama now has the thankless task of trying to get us out of the Bush mess–not something that can be done over night.

      January 17, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
    • DerrickAnthony

      You should have stayed in school, get an education, and landed a better job, to support your family – LIKE A MAN!
      It's your fault, not the President's.

      January 17, 2011 at 9:52 pm |
      • jean

        that is a joke obama wants you to make more money so he can take it away and give it to people that don't do anything. so get a better job so we can take that away from you also . Also a great part of this economy being so bad is giving people loans for houses they couldn't afford it is called freddy mac and fanny mae and who ran those ??? can we say a democrat !!!!!!

        January 18, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
    • Victoria in NC

      Oh yea...thats all their fault...

      January 25, 2011 at 11:40 am |
  4. root and branch

    "If they bring a knife, we bring a gun". Mr. Obama said that. No dispute. CNN has never reported it and should have mentioned it hourly during the Tucson coverage over the last week. If anyone is responsible for Tucson it is Mr. Obama and those who carry his water, such as CNN, MSNBC, Huffington, NPR, and other equally radical left entities.

    January 17, 2011 at 12:32 pm |
  5. root and branch

    It appears that the only posting here will be by people who will kiss the right royal asses of the Obamas. CNN is totally out of touch with the people.

    January 17, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
  6. root and branch

    All CNN has to do is search the web and in a flash we would all know that Obama is the cause for the mass murder in Tucson. Here are just a few comments. Not to mention that he is a very close friend of Bill Ayers. CNN, stop craping on us.

    Obama: “They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun”
    ** Obama to His Followers: “Get in Their Faces!”
    ** Obama on ACORN Mobs: “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”
    ** Obama to His Mercenary Army: “Hit Back Twice As Hard”
    ** Obama on the private sector: “We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick.“
    ** Obama to voters: Republican victory would mean “hand to hand combat”
    ** Obama to lib supporters: “It’s time to Fight for it.”
    ** Obama to Latino supporters: “Punish your enemies.”
    ** Obama to democrats: “I’m itching for a fight.”

    January 17, 2011 at 12:40 pm |
  7. root and branch

    "Hand to hand combat" if the GOP won the 2010 election ? Mr. Obama needs to explain each and every one of his violent inducing statements.

    January 17, 2011 at 12:42 pm |
  8. marcamp

    cake for the first lady? ..very similar to her husband...what's good for everyone else is not good for her! guess the queen of obesity and nutrition is no different than the rest of the world..

    January 17, 2011 at 12:43 pm |
    • Do your research.

      Hey, marcamp-

      You've been getting your news from Sarah Palin's Alaska, I see? How about researching the facts first. You'll see that she NEVER SAID not to have dessert.

      And, out of curiosity, how can one be deemed the "Queen of Obesity AND Nutrition"? Careful, your stupidity is showing.

      January 17, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
    • Kevin

      Are you serious or are you poking fun at the ignorant? What does make her different is her and her children's lack of being obese! Obviously she is doing something right. Anybody who has a clue about nutrition can tell you that eating cake on your birthday is NOT the cause of the obesity epidemic. Yes, the First Lady *promotes* healthy eating, just as Nancy Reagan promoted being drug-free. If I attacked Mrs. Reagan for being a posh non-drug user and telling other people what they can and can't do, would you realize how ridiculous you sound? Because you are saying exactly the same thing. And have you ever been refused your Twinkies because Michelle Obama said it wasn't healthy? I think not.

      January 17, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
    • Pretzel Logic

      Yes because she absolutely demanded that no one ever eat sweets or cake, even on their birthday. You are such a genius!

      January 17, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
      • Betty

        let her enjoy this birthday in the WH, because when the truth comes out about how illegal Obama is to be President she will also have to admit her guilt in this big, big lie. I pray for that day to be SOON... Betty

        January 17, 2011 at 1:46 pm |
    • What Facts?

      Your logic is like that of Sarah Palin. FLOTUS never said not to eat sweets. She just want everyone to eat healthy. One is not the opposite of the other.

      January 17, 2011 at 4:38 pm |

        ILOTUS -IS she something that won't go down in the commode?

        January 17, 2011 at 9:42 pm |
    • Kristen

      holy shit, you are insane.

      January 17, 2011 at 8:01 pm |
    • Howard

      King said not to judge by the color of ones skin but the content of their character, but for 20 years the Obamas attended Jeremiah Wright's anti-American, racist church, which promoted the 'Black Values System". The racist 'Black Values System" advocated a policy whereby Blacks provided special treatment to other blacks, instead of people who are white, brown, or yellow.

      January 17, 2011 at 8:50 pm |
      • Howard

        When Obama ran for President in 2008, Jeremiah Wright's Trinity Church, which the Obamas attended for 20 YEARS, sanitized their website by altering their Black Liberation Theology's 'Black Values System', which called for discrimination towards whites, and sworn allegiance towards other blacks, as well as towards Africa.

        January 17, 2011 at 9:05 pm |
    • DerrickAnthony

      What you wrote makes no sense, ASS. How can you call someone who is trying to battle obesity, be labeled,
      the "Queen of Obesity". Are you educated? I didn't think so.

      January 17, 2011 at 9:55 pm |

        You back Obama don't you? ENOUGH SAID ABOUT BRAIN POWER.

        January 17, 2011 at 10:04 pm |

    Michelle Obama was born on January 17,1964.Hence her birth number is 8.Her occult number is 44. She is the wife of the 44th US President.
    Surprisingly,the fate number of Obama and Michelle is same.Their fate number is 29.It is obtained by adding together the numbers of the date,month and year of birth.
    Also,the occult number of MICHELLE is 29.Number 29 represents 2.She turns 47which also represents 2.So,this age is strongly significant for her.

    January 17, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
  10. Leo

    done with them all wrote"whoppie, I cant even afford to buy my wife a gift because of the obama economy and am having a problem feeding my family too, all I can say is thanks obama"

    Sure, and I bet you were living high when GW was in office. You people are just so silly and transparent.

    January 17, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
  11. Kathleen Farrell

    Obama's economy? Did you miss the last decade. Just askin'. And nobody ever said you can't eat cake. What anyone with a brain says is it's healthful to include fresh fruits and vegetable in your diet.

    January 17, 2011 at 1:10 pm |
  12. Isaac

    Happy birthday, Michelle Obama!!!!

    January 17, 2011 at 1:11 pm |

      Yea, big mama with de big %$#@. Are you giving your Aides a raise this year. What will their total salaries be then $4,500,000 tax dollars. (23 aides, my Lord please help this woman. For she can't touch her rear without help).You say we people can't stand it because an African American is in the Oval Office. I beg your pardon. WHEN DID HE GET TO BE AN AFRICAN AMERICAN. YOU MEAN HE LIED ABOUT BEING HALF WHITE ALSO?

      January 17, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
      • Cory Harris

        You can always tell when a person that's doing nothing with there lives because of the simple AZZ comments...

        January 17, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
      • Waleed

        Total Fact, you are another internet coward who uses the keyboard to hammer nails that you wouldn't dare hammer in public. I bet in public you would not repeat your racist rants.

        January 17, 2011 at 4:56 pm |
      • Joe

        I'll bet you have to hang your laundry outside your trailer after dark so no one sees your Klan sheets.

        January 17, 2011 at 6:10 pm |
      • ThinkAgain

        Laura Bush had between 24 and 26 aides (this according to Anita McBride, Laura Bush's Chief of Staff). Were you all in a tizzy back then?

        Did you post nasty comments about what Laura Bush looked like and that she couldn't pick up a book without help. She was a librarian, you know, one of those "bookish" people who like to read and believe in education; probably pretty helpless by your standards, eh?

        January 17, 2011 at 7:22 pm |
      • Kristen

        Whoo cares what his race or ethnicity is???

        January 17, 2011 at 8:01 pm |
      • Patrick from Minnesota

        Go away troll. You're flame throwing isn't welcome here. Do it to Fox Opinion if it makes you happy.

        January 17, 2011 at 9:01 pm |

        Waleeyed – I lived through two tours in Vietnam as a ground pounder. If you think of me as a coward I live in Mt. Peasant, Texas and am not hiding behind anything unlike you cowards that pick on a woman. It hurst when it comes back to you doesn't it.? If you need more information then I'll face you one one anythime. Byou people like to travel in mobs of brick throwers dodn't you while the others are making off with TVs. What I've said here I will say to your face. I am not afraid of no brainers.

        January 17, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
      • nancy tribble

        get over it..and accept the fact that Obama is president, your president. oh, and by the way, we black women look good with big butts... that why other woman who is not blacks pay thousand of dollars to get butt plants smh

        January 17, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  13. thanks, but no thanks

    Do you people find anything else wrong with the first lady? Anything at all... l thought so. All criticism from the conservatives has nothing to do with the issues. It is plainly racist. Just because an African American family occupies the white house. l challenge anyone to bring a constructive criticism. Not just bits and pieces of Fox News....

    January 17, 2011 at 1:16 pm |
    • Howard


      January 17, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
      • ken

        Racist is racism which makes racist people angry when confronted about their racism. Some people do deserve Criticism but not for celebrating their birthday the way they want to. I would say sir you Shie the signs of a racist. In my opinion

        January 17, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
      • max

        Please provide an example. You are talking nonsense. We have the greatest President in modern History. Michelle is an exceptional person. The race issue is real.

        January 17, 2011 at 1:50 pm |
      • The Other Michael in Houston

        I agree with thanks, but no thanks. There is a level a racism in some of the remarks regarding the President and the First Lady. And for the record she did noy demand everyone stop eating sweets, she suggested healthier alternatives. But you obese people took her suggestion out of context as usual. Oh and to "done with them all" don't blame the President or the First Lady because of your short comings. Most of us smart people have great careers and spoil our wives. Sucks for you!

        January 17, 2011 at 2:19 pm |
      • Cory Harris

        If you don't like what Obama has done politically its ok but make the point with facts and not with simple azz things which makes no sense maybe people won't think your a racist you MORON...

        January 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm |
      • DerrickAnthony


        January 17, 2011 at 9:57 pm |
    • Pedro Sanchez

      Of course ANYTHING critical of either one of these people is considered racist....Please go find something to do. I saw another forum where Michelle was thought to resemble Patrick Ewing. Funny but true. It has nothing to do with racism as Patrick is black too.

      January 17, 2011 at 1:26 pm |

      I was a Democrat but Obama sent me packing after 50 years. You people are so quick to call other people racist. WHAT ABOUT YOU. ARE YOU A RACIST. YOU MUST BE SINCE THIS NAME IS SO QUICK ON YTOUR TONGUE. IT MUST BE ALL YOU THINK ABOUT. How do you quit becoming a racist. Give me a good answer. What does whitey have to do. Kiss @##$! on the Courthouse square. Give you our jobs. Go to school for you bor it's dang sure you're not going. Sit on our porches and sing, "ain't no use mky working, I wouldn't make as much as de government pays me now." Plus I'd lose my insurance that I don't pay already so why the fuss over Obamacare. It is nopt us whop are racist it is you. Plus you can't make people like you because you act like idiots. You say four letter words, disgusting words in public. You breed like rabbits but your granny has to support you babies because you wont step up to the plate. Then you want to sit on the porch smoke MJ and call us racist.

      January 17, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
      • JeriD

        If you have left – come back to democracy and progress after you mean better for this country! We are defending progress, peace, and prosperity for ALL!!! Stop the negativity and bring on the wisdom and love – Michelle Obama – Yeah!

        January 17, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
      • Debbie

        LOL. Damn you sound stupid!!!!!

        January 17, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
      • Shane

        I can tell you're ranting, but, as rants usually go, I don't really see your point. Now, if you had shown some decency and made your point with grace and logic, people may actually have taken you seriously.

        January 17, 2011 at 3:57 pm |
      • What Facts?

        Total Facts. I don't know whether you're a racist or not. But you are most certainly a fool. She's just celebrating her birthday. Your facts about 3.5 mil may be true. But that would have been the cost under Bush. Perhaps the reason people think you're a racist is because you seem to imply that the Mrs. Obama don't deserver a staff, and instead, the money should be give to you.

        January 17, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
      • Murph

        You are a miserable old pr–k

        January 17, 2011 at 4:56 pm |
      • Rev. MLP

        @TOTAL FACTS. Your response is very bitter when it should be congratulatory. I feel sorry for you what ever bad experience you may have had, but too direct those type of comments to whole race of people is ignorant. It makes you no better Bull Connor or George Wallace or Adolf Hittler! It is obvious you have the same hate as your parents and you need to look at the mirror and see the dark ugliness that oozes out of you. It is very gutless that make comments like this on an internet blog, and act like something different in public. Your words are much worse than any four letter word we could ever say, because it really reveals your racist heart. I am praying for you and those who are like you, the same people who went to church in Martin Luther King Jr. day, but would not stand behind him denouce the injustices of the legal system against a race of people. Where did they stand? Silent and defiant. So that innocent men and women could get killed and arrested. Where do you stand? Look in the mirror and see for your self!

        January 17, 2011 at 6:48 pm |
      • ThinkAgain

        I don't get it; you say you were a Democrat for 50 years, but President Obama drove you away; why? His policies are centrist; name one radical thing so completely out of line with the Democratic Party platform that he's done that would make a 50-year registered Democrat give up his party affiliation.

        Your claim just doesn't ring true ...

        January 17, 2011 at 7:25 pm |
      • Betty

        Why are you resonding to this guy? It is like responding to Sarah Palin, just pouring gas on the fire of their egos.

        January 17, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
      • DerrickAnthony

        You're a "BAIL OUT" just like Sarah Palin! Run for the hills, when you can't stand and defend.

        January 17, 2011 at 9:58 pm |
      • totalloser

        TotalFacts blame your own stupidity for your pathetic meaningless life.

        January 17, 2011 at 10:01 pm |

        WHAT FACTS – I have news for you the only other First lady that came close to Michele was Hillary with three. I', not jhust tossing this out there look it up. Most had only one some two but never a\has anyone had the aides Michele has. Before Johnason truman's wife paid for her own. Maimie Isenhower didn't require one and a whole bunch of first ladies had no lady in waiting ones who did paid for them theirselves. So please know what you are saying before you pop off. I am not a racist. I like you was a Democrat for over 50 years. but now I don't know which direction I will go. All the comments from the Democrats against Palin has ensure I will not return there. I have been to many a Tea Party gatherings and have heard nothing or seen nothing as the like of whaty has been printed on here. Instead they seem to go out of their way to ensure no racist remarks are made. I saw plenty of African Americans at the gatherings I attended. So someone needs to interview these people. Are you and others just making these comments up. Please decrease the racist remarks. After all everyone on here are racist when you come down to it. But we don't have to hate each other that will not get us anywhere. hether you believe it or not I pray for Obama to succeed for this country of ours is in sad shape. Pray to God for us to cease and desist all this hatred talk.

        January 17, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
    • Big George in Big D

      What on earth does Fox News have to do with Michelle Obama's big you-know-what? You people think that anything said against the Obamas is either racist, from a conservative or Fox News. You people need to get a life. I happen to have been a Democrat until this family invaded the whitehouse, robbing us blind with HIS big plans. He has ruined the economy and this country. George Bush did nothing as evil as this family! Funny how fast he plopped himself in the "middle" since his leftwing crap isn't flying!

      January 17, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
      • XWngLady

        You lie! You were not a Democrat. If you were, you were a completely uninformed one, and likely one of those "Hard working white folks", according to Hillary Clinton, who lives in Pennsylvania or West Virginia. Those Democrats are Democrats as long as the Democratic candidate is white. By the way, the economy was in the tank BEFORE the President came into office. We were bleeding millions of jobs, the banks, auto industry, and every other industry was on the brink of collapsing when Pres. Obama took office. The deficit skyrocketed because he had to keep this country from going over an economic cliff into DEPRESSION....Now we're actually adding jobs, auto industry doing much better, banks not on the verge of collapse and starting to lend again, stock market up, unemployment going down. All NO THANKS to Obama-haters, who did nothing but criticize and sat on the sidelines shouting....If you were a Democrat, what you have done is sold yourself out to your rabid anti-Obama crowd...Shame on you! This country is a country of people who descended from IMMIGRANTS who all benefitted from the social support system that we have. Now you want to act like "non-immigrants" whoever that is, all succeded with no help, no hookup, no inside tip, or anything from anyone else...yeah right!

        January 18, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
    • Kristen

      well said 🙂

      January 17, 2011 at 8:02 pm |
      • DerrickAnthony

        You'll be running back, when the next Republican goes into office – and you'll run back again, if your "ticker" lasts that long, when, yet, another Democrat goes into office. Guess what, you should be ashamed to say something so asinine at your age. You'll be lucky, if you live out this Presidency. Good Luck, trying.

        January 17, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  14. bankrupt states

    Wish her the best year ever. And, may the USA become more affordable, so everyone else can have a great b'day.

    January 17, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
    • bankrupt states

      Hey- whats up with not posting comments?

      January 18, 2011 at 1:34 am |
  15. Rick

    The Obama's will be gone very soon! And yes, Mrs. Obama should practice what she preaches!

    January 17, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
  16. Sebastian

    It`s great to have a 1st lady under 50 for once instead of a geriatric.

    I`ve tired of people who like to denigrate people in their 30`s & 40`s as "youngsters" as though they are inexperienced. The next 4 Presidents of this country need to be in their 40`s not their 60`s.

    Also I like the strong devoted love Mrs, Obama clearly has for her husband. It is a GREAT example for America.

    January 17, 2011 at 1:42 pm |
  17. max

    Happy Birthday Michele. U r a great woman and a great wife. God Bless U.

    January 17, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
  18. The Other Michael in Houston

    Oh and by the way I forget, Happy Birthday First Lady.

    January 17, 2011 at 2:26 pm |

    Did her $3,500.000 salaried a23 ides light the candles. How stupid are the American people. Pretty stupid I guess for these people in this administration are riding high on the hog. WHO'S PAYING. DON'T WORRY UNLESS YOU MAKE MORE THAN $250, 000 A YEAR. This is Obamacare. We have to pay for his illoegals and his people who don't work but drink plenty of qwine and beer. Don't even mention smoking their MJ.

    January 17, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
    • max

      U r full of hate...Oh my God!!! May God help you. Obama is the President and I'll vote for him again in 2012. U sound delusional.

      January 17, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
    • Debbie

      Excuse me, they are getting the same thing any other President and their families get. You people are stupid

      January 17, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
    • slipthalo

      Laura Bush paid her staff aides $300,000 less than Michelle Obama which isn't really a drop in the bucket so your argument doesn't really hold much water.
      BTW, spelling and English evidently weren't at the top of your 'to do' list huh?

      January 17, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
    • ThinkAgain

      Do you really think there are illegal immigrants working in the White House? BTW, the reason so many illegal immigrants come to this country is because PEOPLE – IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF THE LAW – HIRE THEM!

      Your anger would be better directed towards all the law-breaking American citizens who hire people illegally. Why? Because they like cheap labor and don't care about the long-term effects it has on our country.

      Now THOSE are the folks pulling us down the toilet!

      January 17, 2011 at 7:19 pm |
    • Patrick from Minnesota

      Just because her husband is a Democrat gives you no reason to make acrid personal comments.

      January 17, 2011 at 9:03 pm |
    • DerrickAnthony

      You get paid too much for the little you do. Why shouldn't someone who actually work, get their fair share?
      Go get a REAL job, and stop worrying about what others make. The First Lady is doing her job without pay – you're being paid to do nothing. Shut up, already.

      January 17, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  20. root and branch

    It is obvious that the Obamists are in charge of CNN.

    January 17, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
  21. Bruney

    Happy Birthday Michelle! We look forward to your service and inspiration for young women for many many years!!!

    January 17, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  22. John

    Total facts, do you wonder why people think you're a racist? How about reading your own posts? That might give you some idea.

    January 17, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  23. Claudia, Houston, Tx


    January 17, 2011 at 3:42 pm |
  24. kk-Ohio

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Obama we love you and your beautiful family. To all the haters-this is not your country if you don't like it LEAVE.

    January 17, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
  25. Shane

    Clearly, despite how far this country has allegedly come, racism is still alive and well. I'm sure all the white First Ladies had just as many staffers, but of course it was never an issue then.

    Michelle Obama never said – don't eat cake. She said – don't treat it as a given. Moderation, in all things in live, is never a bad thing. Of course, had Laura Bush said it, it would have been applauded, but since a black woman said it, it has to be wrong and criticised and twisted and misquoted.

    And, of course, while the Obamas are out doing something in and for their community, I wonder how many of you have done something good today.

    January 17, 2011 at 3:52 pm |
  26. Pete from St Paul

    Happy Birth-Day to you, Michelle Obama!
    And, for this day; Love to all........

    January 17, 2011 at 4:10 pm |
  27. Aaron

    Happy Birthday Madam First Lady! Please enjoy your day.

    January 17, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
  28. nikki

    Happy Birthday First Lady! people if nothing else respect the office just like you wanted others to do 3 years ago.

    January 17, 2011 at 4:14 pm |
  29. ms. Denise A. Towns

    Me and my family wants to wish you a happy birthday and may GoD Bless you and your family.

    January 17, 2011 at 4:19 pm |
  30. Nessa


    January 17, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
  31. Emily

    Hey Total facts......looks like you have been dropped on your head one too many times at birth. Why all the anger and hate? Think you need some help mentally, wish you weren't hiding behind your computer, otherwise I would see to it that you get the help you need.

    January 17, 2011 at 4:27 pm |

      You hgave no ideal to who or what you are talking about or to who. To all you brave cowards who run in mobs and riot in mobs, and destroy the only shelter that is provided for you in New Orleans, don't mis-believe or think I am scared of you. You people would not scare a pimple on a rat's azz. I've already seen more hell than the whole bunch of you will in a lifetime. I am not hiding I already told you one on one and I will tell you where to meet me. Can't be any sweeter than that can it? But this seems to be quite ignorant doesn't it? What I have been giving you is what you have been doing to Palin continually for quite a while now. Sounds like crap don't it when it hit's home to you, RACISTS.

      January 17, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  32. Cory Harris

    What a simple fool because you can't but your wife a gift it's Obama's fault and the moron who was a democrate for 50 years not because of Obama's lol give me a break.. You keep you stupid AZZ over the Republican side because that is a very stupid excuse to leave ANY party lol having that black man in the while driving these fools crazy because Obama isn't doing anything that CLINTON would not have done or have done. This is why education is a must because without it you become a TEA PARTY ZOMBIE or just a racist fool with no facts on any issue just dumb excuses...

    January 17, 2011 at 4:35 pm |


      January 17, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  33. evelin

    Happy Birthday to a wonderful first Lady!

    January 17, 2011 at 4:41 pm |

    Happy Birthday Michelle Obama, enjoy it and forget about all the haters. You all are the best thing that has happen in the WH in a long time.

    January 17, 2011 at 4:45 pm |
    • ThinkAgain

      Hear, hear! Ah, to be 47 again 🙂

      January 17, 2011 at 7:15 pm |
  35. Carol

    Happy Birthday First Lady of The United States Michelle Obama. I hope you enjoy your special day.
    I am grateful for you and the President and look forward to his next term.
    I hope you don't read hateful posts form conservatives, they're such small people.

    January 17, 2011 at 4:46 pm |

      I am not a Conservative and I can't stand her.

      January 18, 2011 at 12:48 am |
  36. Monzell Lewis

    Happy Birthday and I wish you and your family the best.

    January 17, 2011 at 4:55 pm |
  37. Frank Vargas

    Wow! People have not changed! Happy B-Day Michelle Obama!!!!

    January 17, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  38. Waleed

    This is to "Total Fact",

    Your main critic of the first lady hinges on her body image and your disgust in that. Did it ever occur to you that the days of blacks feeling inferior for our body differences are over. We love the natural curves of black women and celebrate it now. We can tell the difference between obesity and the more prominent parts (lips, hips etc.) that makes black women beautiful. Take your racist rants back to an era when we felt inferior, because we do not anymore. Furthermore, all first ladies have enjoyed a bountiful staff and the trappings of being in the white house. Somehow, evidently to you, her chocolate skin does not seem to match the servants that she has (although all first ladies have enjoyed that). So, in conclusion, you speak the normal words of the Fox News crowd which have further alienated blacks from the Republican party. We don't tend to vote Democrat because we are liberal (in fact, many of use are moderate like myself or even conservative). We vote Democrat because they did not inherit the radical racists that fled the Democrat party during the civil rights era (and landed as, you guessed it, Republicans). Note: your words (imitations of poor black speech, and rants about the first ladies cultural body parts) betray the argument you are attempting to make.

    January 17, 2011 at 5:07 pm |

      You call all that bags of blubber and afallen chest curves. Where are all these folks. I've never seen them. I really don't think I could drink enough at the local bar to think of a woman you say is curvaious iand beautififul. If she is then why don't all the pro atheletes leave the white woman alone when they come into money. Can't they see that the white gal is just using them. So stupid.

      January 18, 2011 at 12:53 am |
  39. Moira, Vancouver,BC

    Happy birthday Michelle Obama. From an avid admirer>

    January 17, 2011 at 5:09 pm |
  40. Rose, Glendale, AZ

    Claudia in Houston, speak for yourself when you say "We all love and respect you". We do not all love Mrs. Obama nor do we respect her. Her spending is out of control, they preach about cutting back and tightening our belts, they need to lead by example. Her spending is absurd and he is no better. They are sure living it up on our tax dollars. Soon Obama will be flying all over the country on the campaign trail using our tax money AGAIN for his benefit. They have no shame!!

    January 17, 2011 at 5:14 pm |
  41. Fermin Bear Down

    Happy birthday First lady...u share the same birthday as the first lady in my mother...happy MLK also

    January 17, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
  42. Michelle Obama is a traitor

    It took 47 years for her rear end to get that big. That makes absolute sense.

    January 17, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  43. Kat

    Happy Birthday to a WONDERFUL First Lady! Thank you for all you do!!

    January 17, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  44. Kimberly

    First Lady Obama is an intelligent, beautiful, articulate woman of color who exemplifies the true meaning of being an American. Reared from humble beginnings in a two~parent household, family, dedication & hard work have been the foundation on which she has lived her life. Her husband would not of achieved the Presidency without her support, imput and dedication.

    As an African~American woman I am honored and humbled that someone who looks like myself, my mother and grandmothers is living in the White a more perfect world she might of been the one sworn in on that beautiful January day, she definitely is qualified.....Say what you will about First Lady Obama(they talked about Jesus Christ) but she is a kind woman with a beautiful spirit and I hope this birthday is a beautiful one for her and her family. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s quest for equality has come so far with the Obamas and hopefully our country will continue the momentum....

    January 17, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  45. patrice

    Happy birthday michelle don't pay these haters no mind they just mad cuz they don't have what u got so I will always love u r the best.

    January 17, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  46. Janet

    Happy Birthday Dear. I hope your day is delightful.

    January 17, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
  47. shecky

    FACT: Michelle Obama has a fat ass. And she has the nerve to tell OTHER people what to eat. Spare me.

    January 17, 2011 at 6:12 pm |
  48. Michelle


    January 17, 2011 at 6:13 pm |
  49. Oh my...

    Dear Done With Them All and Total Facts
    You know what would have been a great gift for her birthday, to shut up for once that would have been a nice gift and probably shocked her socks off.
    Now for the First Lady’s staff, how stupid can you be every first lady has had a staff it is a part of being at the White House. Next time you go complaining about the current president and his wife you might want to remember there have been many before him and there will be many after, not everything is one mans fault.
    Also it is a good idea to encourage Americas youth to eat healthy so sorry to point this out but there are a lot of obese children following in their parents footsteps. A piece of fruit is a great alternative to a bag of chips. Oh my darn that Michelle Obama for caring, don't you just hate those healthy people it is terrible to think someone decided not to have cake. This is ground for impeachment.

    January 17, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
  50. Laurie

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Obama. So proud you represent this country so well.

    January 17, 2011 at 6:55 pm |
  51. Brian

    the celebrity family strikes again

    January 17, 2011 at 7:02 pm |
  52. Proud Black Man

    Happy BDay First Lady Michelle Obama! You racist leaving those hateful comments will certainly burn for your evil ways. The devil is busy at work. President Obama has done nothing but his job, which is to help the common man. All of you blaming him for the state of this economy are either dumb as h*ll or simply have that evil devil controlling your thoughts. If you are cluesless enough not to know that Georg W. Bush created this economy, I have definitely praying for you. President Obama's position has given us something to be proud of after 8 yrs of misery and US decline under a leadership that seeks only to advance the agenda of the wealthy. Open your eyes and escape your devilish, evil ways.

    January 17, 2011 at 7:12 pm |
  53. ThinkAgain

    This is to "Total Fact": Quit spreading debunked Internet rumors about all the aides to Mrs. Obama! She has 22; Laura Bush (according to Anita McBride, Mrs. Bush's Chief of Staff), had between 24 and 26 working for her.

    Regarding her "Nigerian Muslim husband" ... that's just laughable!

    Regarding Mrs. Obama's physique: So what if she's curvy? She's also very fit, stays active, eats healthy and is setting a good example of hard work, compassion, intelligence and ethics for her daughters and the daughters of our country.

    Happy Birthday, First Lady Obama! And many happy returns!

    January 17, 2011 at 7:13 pm |
  54. mummy

    It is very sad to think that people like this still exist. regardless of who is in the whitehouse staff salaries will be paid. so u need to come with better info. so happy birthday Mrs O. enjoy ur day

    January 17, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
  55. American Public

    Woop-de-friggin-doo. I bet the tax payers are funding the birthday party too.

    January 17, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
  56. Leon

    Did anyone happen to read the part of this article about Dr. King's national day of service? MLK believed the most important thing we could ask ourselves was, "What are we doing for others." And any Christian would tell you that giving, and not taking, is as close as one can get to God... I hope that all of us would be more civil, in person, than we allow ourselves to be on a faceless comment page.

    January 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm |
  57. here we go again!

    Happy B-day Mrs. Obama and "Total facts" really "No facts" are you miserable? Why all the rants? If you disagree with the POTUS on his policies then articulate why you disagree and a respectful manner, When you use terms such as FAT, UGLY, and MONKEY then you become jokable and not taken serious its, your fault the way you are preceived. Thank you for serving 30yrs in the military, your service to our country is greatly appreciated i am also a veteran so do yourself a favor, act like you have dignity and respect for yourself, the POTUS, and the country.

    January 17, 2011 at 8:01 pm |

      It don't sound good when we make them about someone you favor does it? This is what I read everytime I read an article on Palin. There is no comparsion here/ You condemn Palin, RIGHT? Then from my standpoint ask yourself why does big mama need 23 aides at such a tremendous salaried cost to the taxpayers. Face it, it is you people who are spewing hatred I am just giving it back to you. Sounds great don't it\? If you ask me neither woman deserves it. BUT RESPECTIFUL. TO WHOM. NOT TO THE BUNCH IN OFFICE WHO INTENDS TO DESTROY AMERICA. YOU THINK THEY'RE THERE FOR YOU. OH HOW SAD. OBAMA HAS AN AGENDA AND IT IS NOT FOR AMERICA TO SUCCEED AS YOU WILL FIND OUT IN THENEAR FUTURE.

      January 17, 2011 at 9:58 pm |
      • DerrickAnthony

        It "don't" sound good??????
        You should have spent your time in class – not under the bathroom stalls.
        Sarah Palin is a RETARD – just as you are!

        January 17, 2011 at 10:40 pm |

      I have as much respect for this country as you good President does who grabs his crotch when the National Antheum is played. If you are a Veteran then this should make you mad. But undoubtedly it doesn't. You people with the Aides information are so misinformed. Go and look again somewhere besides CNN, ABC or anyo f the networks. What I have told you is the truth. You people don't like what I say OH but you poured it on on Palin didn't you. WHY? Can you answer that. If your not the racist pigs I say you are then you have no brain power. Plus I speak the truth. I was a 50 year plus Democrat and I left simply because when Obama passed the bill on Obamacare, bought out the car mfgs instead of letting them bankrupt then paid off all the banks I knew it was not a place for me. Now we are in a multi trillion dollars in debt belonging to him. This he can not lie at the feet of Bush. Then some ignorant said that socials ecurity and medicare was costing the government. Well it should since LBJ gave permission for the Democrats to steal the peoples money for his ill gotten war in Vietnam. Most of the people on social security paid into it for over 60 years. He was complaniing that it was costing the taxpayers. it was not set up to do that. The money belonged to the people and was to draw interest for their pensions. If you people want to keep calling us whites racists then it is you who have a problem for there are many of us out here listening and taking all this hatred in. No more will we stand idly by while you people run amok throughout the streets looting and hurting secluded whites. Damagaing property. No more will we take it. So do it at your own risk. For the one who said if I live long enough. I'll be around God willing for awhile. And for your information I do not hate African Americans especially the ones I served with. They were true american heroes and men not simpletons like you.

      January 17, 2011 at 11:02 pm |
      • here we go again!

        Total Facts all first ladies had between 19 and 23 aides for assistance, The reason why is because of security purposes , personal needs, and did you forget she has two kids. You have no factual evidence that Health Care Reform will destroy America economy except waht you heard from so-and-so. Not a good source to make an argument. Speaking of being factual the bail-out happen under Pres. Bush, Not Pres. Obama. According to you, you have been a democrat for 50yrs and voted for the Pres. Obama I'm pretty sure the reason why you voted for him is because of his vision to move America foward, Right? He said on the campaign trail that he wanted to REPEAL HEALTH CARE, DADT, REMOVE TROOPS FROM IRAQ, IMPROVE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ( which includes states in which muslims are the dominant religion) He said this before he was president! was you not paying attention. It is your own fault, you sound bitter and as a veteran I am embarassed at your word choice. As someone older I know you can articulate better than you come across, I agree with every-one who lashes out against you not because you disagree with POTUS policies, but because your choice words and disrespect for the first family. I think you should be MAN ENOUGH to say its because their BLACK!

        January 18, 2011 at 11:46 am |
  58. Miguel

    to: TOTAL FACTS... first you can Suck a D*** you racist A**hole... and any one else that side with him... give the man a break already... it's not like you all can do a better job in office... if you have a problem with what I'm saying it's Miguel Andre from Florida, do something about, or shut up and play dead...

    January 17, 2011 at 8:09 pm |
  59. Kathy

    Happy Birthday, Michelle. My mom is 95 today! Dr. Martin Luther King celebrates his birthday today. Jan. 17 is a really GOOD day!

    January 17, 2011 at 8:15 pm |
  60. wils2821

    hands down the hottest first lady ever.

    January 17, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
  61. ct203_mark

    This is awesome for her – sad for me – at 46, i doubt i'll become the wife of the leader of the most powerful nation by 47. Cry for me, I will. 😀

    January 17, 2011 at 8:37 pm |
  62. Queen Esther Clairtest Antoine

    Happy Birthday First Lady . God Bless u , my best gift too u is Jesus LOVE U AND Is the way , et big kiss from me and all family et friend . Love all ways

    January 17, 2011 at 8:52 pm |
  63. Jay in NC

    OK Barry, I know you have been busy, two week Hawaii vacation, trips to the beauty parlor to dye your hair and The First Date's birthday, however, could you please get back to creating jobs.

    January 17, 2011 at 8:59 pm |
    • Patrick from Minnesota

      He's not a miracle worker if you haven't noticed. If you want a job, you're much better off protesting the guys who aren't hiring in America: the private sector.

      January 17, 2011 at 9:05 pm |
    • DerrickAnthony

      That was actually a 9 day vacation. The rest of the family had the 2 week vacation. Know what you're talking about, before you write it. CNN said he took an extra day, but that was wrong – he lost about 4 days. Know what you're talking about, before you write it. You were MISINFORMED!

      January 17, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        Arrived in Hawaii on December 23, 2010 returned to Washington on Jan 4, 2011. That equals two weeks.

        January 18, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
  64. mary

    happy birthday, Ms. Obama. what a joy to see beauty, intelligence, compassion, and such positive energy in the White House at last. you and your family bring us joy and hope and allow us to see what kind of country we might create if we care enough to work for it.

    January 17, 2011 at 9:12 pm |
  65. Gene in Virginia

    Why is this even newsworthy? Is she proud of her country yet?

    January 17, 2011 at 9:16 pm |
  66. Lynn

    Happy Birthday! Does she have a birth certificate????? We haven't see his yet!

    January 17, 2011 at 9:34 pm |
  67. carol

    Happy Birthday Michelle. Have a blessed day!!!!

    January 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm |
  68. Kathryn

    I take an offense to being called racist. I can't stand Obama. That doesn't make me a racist. Just because all Republicans plus over half the nation, doesn't make us racist. I have a few friends that are black, and I love them, so therefore, I can't be racist. Oh, guess what? You can look up the definition of racist by grabbing this awesome book with lots of words in it that was written by a guy named Webster. You know what that book is called? A dictionary! Oh my gosh, amazing! Yes, this book can tell you what the REAL DEFINITION OF RACIST IS! Not the twisted Democratic-liberalized version. So stop acting like a bunch of immature middle schoolers and LOOK IT UP, YOU IMMATURE, PATHETIC LITTLE TWATS! Goshdang it! Sincerley, a CONSERVATIVE, TEA PARTY LOVIN, GUN SUPPORTING, CHRISTIAN, WELL EDUCATED, STRAIGHT, BIBLE TOTING SARAH PALIN FAN! PS. I hope your immaturity and lack of knowledge is cleared up soon 🙂 PSS NO, SARAH PALIN DIDN'T TELL ME TO WRITE THIS! I just support her strongly 😀

    January 17, 2011 at 9:43 pm |

    Waleed & Kristen – All this hateed, RIGHT. You mean you have the nerve to say that after all the bashing you people have given Palin. No one deserves that. but granted on Michele's birthday I wish her a happy one to. But someone please ask her 23 aides. WHY. Especiallly at a cost of $3,500,000 annualy. COME ON. Even Cleopatra didn't have as many. BY THE WAY I AM NOT A REPUBLICAN. I WAS A DEMOCRAT FOR 50 YEARS. OBAMA DROVE ME AWAY AFTER OVER SIX MONTHS OF HIM. HE IS BANKRUBTING AMERICA. DON BLAME BUSH.. HE HAS ENOUGH ON HIS SHOULDERS BUT THIS DEBT IS OBAMAS NOT HIS.Buying Car mfgs out, paying Banks out of hock, bringing about Obamacare to give the poor class free insurance along with the illegals. NOT RIGHT. The already have everything free. NO COMPLAINT, RIGHT? By the way why am I being called racist when all you people do is spew HATRED. You are the Racist just admit it and maybe we can come to terms. You've brought all this on yourselves by condemning other people cause we don't like Obama. His color never entered into it. He is as much white as the rest of us are. So get another word in your vocabul;ary. BESIDE YOU CAN'

    January 17, 2011 at 9:47 pm |
    • DerrickAnthony

      Read the following FACTS.......

      January 17, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
    • nancy tribble

      I see that most of your post either begin or end with the quote "you people" and you dare say that you are not a racist.....the saddest part is not the fact that you Are a racist, but that you are so simple, you don't even realized that you are one...smh

      January 17, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
    • DerrickAnthony

      DON BLAME BUSH??? Most of America blames Bush – not just DON!
      When you tell people to get a different word in their vocabulary, you can tell yourself to get ALL the words, in your vocabulary, and the proper spelling. You will appear a bit more intelligent than the toilet cleaner at a the Sarah Palin Retard facility.
      Oh, you're a winner

      January 17, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
      • blucorsair

        Who cares!

        January 18, 2011 at 3:48 am |
      • blucorsair


        January 18, 2011 at 3:51 am |
      • Jay in NC

        Name calling? Now that's a way to prove your point.

        January 18, 2011 at 8:40 am |
  70. alana

    Happy B-day ^-^

    January 17, 2011 at 9:49 pm |
  71. Beverly URIBE


    January 17, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  72. DerrickAnthony


    January 17, 2011 at 10:09 pm |

      HEE< HEE< HEE< HA< HA< HA< HA< OH HO< OH HO< OH HO< that was a good 'un.

      January 18, 2011 at 12:59 am |
    • sfcc

      She should contact the universities that she attend and demand a refund! Obviously, they did a horrible job in educating her!

      January 18, 2011 at 1:52 am |
      • sfcc


        January 18, 2011 at 1:53 am |
  73. Tracy

    Happy Birthday, Mrs. Obama. Hope you have many more wonderful ones in the white house. I will be vote for you guys again in the next term.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  74. DerrickAnthony

    By the way, IDIOTS.......
    George W. Bush wasn't elected President – he was selected, and moreover, Donald Rumsfeld was actually the President and Vice President – while Cheney was on life support most of the time.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:54 pm |

      One thing you can be assured of Derrick Anthony is that Obama will not be back for a second term. There is not enough of you morons to elect him. The white who voted like me for him last time are far gone from his now. You can lay the blame at all you commentors feet. All the hate bashing you have done has awaken us from our slumber. Now we see were you people wish us to be. The sad thing about all this is that we are not the cause of your misery, YOU ARE. With your mouths, actions and deeds make you not desirable company. You call us racist when you can not see your lips for your nose. YOU ARE THE RACIST. MSO GO GET A LIFE.

      January 17, 2011 at 11:12 pm |
      • DerrickAnthony

        You're an UNEDUCATED RETARD!

        January 18, 2011 at 1:19 am |
      • Jose

        Total Facts, upon readin your numerous posts here trying to cry about how "you all" or as you put it "us" are constantly being called racist. You also apparently are here vengefully attacking everyone and claiming that everyone who wishes Michelle Obama Happy Birthday deserves it for all the 'hate' that Sarah Palin got. That tells me that you are not a democrat for 50 years, as you have protested every comment. You betray your own illogic by claiming one thing then displaying pure racist traits and words. You are not a democrat regardless of affiliation. No Democrat in Heaven or Earth would defend Sarah by vengefully attacking well wishers on Michelle Obama's Birthday. You are a jerk, a racist, a Tea Partying scumbag who needs to go draw succulently from some tea bags before you lose your buzz.

        January 18, 2011 at 1:20 am |
      • DerrickAnthony

        Don't ASSume that you people are not my people. You have no idea who I am or from whence I came. Do not make ASSumptions. You are racist among all NORMAL human beings – you old RETARD!

        January 18, 2011 at 1:23 am |
      • DerrickAnthony

        You won't live to see him RE ELECTED, and that is why you say that. The rest of us will be here. By the way, aren't you benefiting from Obamacare? Yes, you are. ENJOY! MORON!

        January 18, 2011 at 1:25 am |
  75. Cyndi

    Happy B-day first Lady..thank you for standing in the gap for our young ladies of all color...thank you for being you enjoy your day

    January 17, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  76. sherawell

    Happy Birthday Mrs Obama. Soon as this family get n office every one wont 2 blame them 4 everything. Obama is just a face n a signature. everything thats going in2 affect with him in office was there already. Leave dis man and his family alone. The country wuz n debt b4 Obama n will remain in debt.Do yall realize da economy has been going down the drain for the past 16 years.It is always good to have a escape goat n it iz sad that the Obamas got that short stick. I wish the first family nothing but happiness.Stay positive regardless of the stupidity of alot of negative people

    January 17, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  77. s.may

    How ignorant can people be.its like as the years go on people will get nothing but worst. you click on a link about the first lady just to bash her. you people just sit there and freaking nag about what the president and his wife isnt doing for you and how shes paying this and that person how ever much money. how stupid are you guys??when is the world going to open their damm eyes and realize if your life is a piece of $hit blame your self!!! the president keeps the u.s from going in a shit hole not .him nor his wife is here to pay your bills. futher more you people know shit about black people and if you think all they do is sit on a freaking porch and smoke mj your dumb and thats prob y your on here crying the blues about what you dont have and what you need. which you will probaly never have .wack ass america!and this is what we call a united america?. a shame that she cant have a simple a birthday. im done. happy birthday first lady.

    January 17, 2011 at 11:47 pm |
  78. Liz in dc

    Hey john turn off your internet service so your family can eat Dinner tonIght.

    January 17, 2011 at 11:52 pm |
  79. Liz in dc

    Thank you obama for our eyes have become we see a divided nation that will never get pass petty skin colors.not even yours mr.president and madam obama.

    January 18, 2011 at 12:09 am |
  80. tjwanne


    January 18, 2011 at 12:13 am |
  81. Marla

    Happy Birthday, First Lady Michelle!
    You definitely deserve the name of First Lady.
    I am a middle-aged white grandmother who has been a military wife for 29 years.
    My husband and I are so proud of what your husband and you are doing for our country.
    I hope that you celebrate 5 more birthdays in the White House.

    January 18, 2011 at 12:29 am |
  82. trey

    Happy B-Day. Don't listen to all them haters they hating cause u the best first lady we ever had

    January 18, 2011 at 12:31 am |
  83. Susie

    Happy Birthday Michelle. You are a lovely woman that makes our country proud. Keep up the good work.

    January 18, 2011 at 12:55 am |
  84. duckhuntking

    That was fun to read all of that . All I can say is do you automatically deserve the right to free high speed internet paid for by taxpayers ? I pay my own bill shouldn't have to pay any one else's . White ,black, yellow or red . Youshould all agree on that oh and happy birthday first lady

    January 18, 2011 at 1:27 am |
  85. steph

    Happy birthday michelle! and to the rest of you who blame the obama's on you not "being able to feed your family because of the obama economy"; do your research obama is cleaning up the mess bush left behind. look it up...........simple-minded people sound so ignorant.

    January 18, 2011 at 1:31 am |
  86. steph

    For the rest of u jackwads get a life let the man do his job. people are so quick to judge i dont know if i would call it racism but where were all these people and coomments during the bush administration!

    January 18, 2011 at 1:39 am |
  87. OldSldr

    " agree with Waleed. Seriously people? We can't just wish the First Lady a Happy Birthday without all this hatred, sheesh. Some people find any excuse to go on a rampage and bitch about anything and everything."

    you are right...


    January 18, 2011 at 1:49 am |
  88. karla

    WOW! never thought the day would come when all i was born with, white women would pay 2 possess! God Bless america! all u 50 yr vets, show respect 2 your commander and chief!

    January 18, 2011 at 2:08 am |
  89. Tony

    Happy b-day to the ugliest "first lady" ever, married to one of the most corrupt lier that ever came into politics.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:07 am |
  90. Kori

    Everyone needs to show respect to the fist lady and just wish her happy birthday-put politics aside

    January 18, 2011 at 3:46 am |
  91. gette

    GoD bless America!!


    January 18, 2011 at 4:14 am |
  92. Blessings!

    Holy Father in heaven, Please bless this forum, our country, and please remove the hate in the heart of so many of your children.
    Jesus name Amen

    January 18, 2011 at 4:40 am |
    • XWngLady


      January 18, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
  93. Shawty

    Ya'll r so damn stupid. Stop spreading that racism, critiscm and hate the Obamas haven't done anything to ya'll. did some of ya'll even graduate high school cause ya'll can't spell worth a damn. take a look in the mirror at your own selves cause ya'll could have done better but u chose not to and you have noone to blame but yourselves. you just so fucking ignorant. grow the hell up.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:43 am |
  94. tamika gouch

    Happy b_day ms obama

    January 18, 2011 at 4:48 am |
  95. Catie

    "I decided early to give my life to something eternal and absolute. Not to these little gods that are here today and gone tomorrow, but to God who is the same yesterday, today, and forever."

    Martin Luther King Jr
    From "Rediscovering Lost Values," Feb. 28, 1954
    The Obama's are nothing like the Kings. The Kings had a dream the Obamas have a scheme, do your research CNN!!!!!

    January 18, 2011 at 6:19 am |
  96. Alph

    Let's cool it down folks.. everybody except the tea party seems to mock Palin, even Bush the ex first wife.. So if u attack only Blacks for Sarah's plight, u need help in the head

    January 18, 2011 at 9:42 am |
  97. here we go again!

    Total Facts all first ladies had or have between 19 and 23 aides for assistance, The reason why is for personal needs, and did you forget she has two kids and a mother who live with her. You have no factual evidence that Health Care Reform will destroy America economy except what you heard from so-and-so. Not a good source to make an argument. Speaking of being factual the bail-out happen under Pres. Bush, Not Pres. Obama. According to you, you was registered democrat for 50yrs and voted for the Pres. Obama. I'm pretty sure the reason you voted for him is because of his vision to move America foward, Right? He said on his campaign trail that he wanted to REPEAL HEALTH CARE, DADT, REMOVE TROOPS FROM IRAQ, IMPROVE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ( which includes states in which muslims are the dominant religion) He said this before he was president! I'm guessing you were not paying any attention. It is your own fault, you sound bitter and as a veteran I am embarassed at your choice of words. As someone older I know you can articulate better than you have come across, I agree with every-one who lashes out against you, not because you disagree with POTUS policies, but because your poor choice of words and disrespect for the first family. I think you should be MAN ENOUGH to say its because their BLACK!

    January 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm |
  98. Liz Carter in Georgia

    I do hope you had a Beautiful Birthday, Michelle! Also, I'd like to thank you for being THE example of what the late great MLK stood for during this time; SERVICE to our fellowman! All I can say now is THANK YOU@Proud Black Man,@ThinkAgain,@Debbie@DerrickAnthony and all of the others who're intelligent enough to see through the maze of illiteracy, biggotry, hate, hidden racism, jealousy, and plain stupidity to stand up and support our president, his job, his wife and family! I've sounded the cry all alone!

    January 18, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  99. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @jean; can we say REPUBLICAN? The buck started and ended with BUSH, who ANNOUNCED loudly that he wanted all AMERICANS to have a chance at the AMERICAN DREAM? A HOME!No matter WHO was in charge, they allowed the banks to become lax on credit worthiness! They let everybody, their brothers and sisters have houses, with no thought of them not being able to keep them in the future! As long as the powers that be were reaping some benefits of the bad loans, they didn't care that the DREAM turned into a NIGHTMARES!

    January 18, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
  100. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @TOTAL FACTS, You are a cut above mear words! I just don't have a big enough vocabulary to try to describe you! I've tried to in the past, but evidently my words weren't descriptive enough! You still did'nt get it! YOU MR SOLDIER, BEAT'EM ALL! My late veteran father of WW2, who was a DEMOCRAT, is flabergasted at you in his grave! My husband who is a disabled USMC veteran of the VIETNAM WAR says you couldn't be a soldier! I thanked you for your service a long time ago, but, I don't know; you're still a fool!

    January 18, 2011 at 6:51 pm |
  101. Kate

    Love that Michelle Obama is a "Foodie" just like most of us. She seems to love to dine-out every chance she gets. I wonder what was the last meal she ever had to cook herself. I hate cooking so I envy her in never having the responsibility to ever have to cook for her family again.

    January 19, 2011 at 12:40 am |
  102. jsr

    I hope she loses some weight before to long. She is starting to look like Oprah. That jiust is not healthy for a women who is only 47.

    January 19, 2011 at 9:16 pm |
  103. Liz Carter in Georgia

    jsr; AND? Oprah doesn't look bad at all to me. As a matter of fact, she looks better to me now than she did when she lost all that weight. She looked rather sick to me! The late LUTHER VAN DROSS didn't look to well either when he lost weight. Some people just look a little more healthier with a little meat on their bones! Michelle isn't the least bit fat! The woman has wide, bowed hips, that's all. Leave her alone! BTW, 47 is just about the age most black women who are candidates for weight gain, do gain!

    January 19, 2011 at 11:51 pm |
  104. como superar una ruptura amorosa

    Thank you for the absorbing read! Alright playtime is over and back to school work, time to say goodbye to First lady's 47 candles – The 1600 Report – Blogs.

    January 23, 2011 at 7:58 pm |
  105. Victoria in NC

    Stop hating people....Happy B Day First Lady...

    January 25, 2011 at 11:42 am |