32 Responses to “the first lady in oxford”

  1. 1 Fred
    May 28, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I am so going to enjoy this so thank you Chip ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 2 Ceb
    May 28, 2011 at 2:15 pm


    I had only seen portions of it before. Our First Lady, like PBO is REAL. We are so lucky tom have their service and love.

    • 3 theo67
      May 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm

      This was my reaction. She’s so real and authentic. And I loved her response to the last question – that she can watch the fancy stuff on TV, but her point in being in the White House is to move children forward in life. They really take their service seriously, and I can’t imagine that they would have sacrificed their children’s “normal” childhoods for anything less significant. Very excellent.

  3. 4 Marlz
    May 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Our “lovely” Governor her in Florida. . .

  4. 5 P
    May 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Thanks for this Chips! Mrs Obama is such an inspiration and those girls are definitely going to do great things in the future.

    • 7 lisalovesobama
      May 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm

      yeah they did. I saw reporting on it. They went to a senior citizen home/village/apartments? and they went through the audience and those with Pro-Dumbass ๐Ÿ˜ˆ signs got to stay, and those with anti-Dumbass ๐Ÿ‘ฟ signs were kicked out even though they were residents of that venue. Rick Scott is a diseased rat-fink-mole. I can’t wait to throw his mangey ass outta here in three years. Nasty wretch :X

  5. 8 Walking on Sunshine
    May 28, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    She is a role model for me. I am half a century old but she reminds me that I still have so much to learn and so much work to do. What an amazing woman.

    Clarissa, the young Oxford student who spoke about 10 minutes into the video is also going to be a great mentor. It’s wonderful to see good people helping other good people.

    • 9 anniebella
      May 29, 2011 at 8:00 am

      Walking on Sunshine, I”m thinking about the first sentence to your comments about the First Lady.You say she is a role model. Indeed she is. It reminded me of when Mrs. Obama spoke at the graduation at UNI, and the paper covering it spoke to some lady who had the nerve to say that Mrs. Obama wasn’t a role model for those students. Of course I got in touch with the paper who wrote that article and told them a thing or two. It had to have been a tea party member or a republican. But don’t anyone dare tell me that our First Lady is not a role model. She’s just as good as any other First Lady, if not better.

  6. 10 lisalovesobama
    May 28, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Anyway, loved the video, she’s so real and kind. I love how she’s like: “I thought he’d be useful…” I loved how she was talking about him, she was so passionate: “it was the way he loved his mother, his relationship with women, he was a hard worker and I liked that, he loved his little sister….” I’m telling, those two are a match made in heaven. Can you imagine them when they are old and gray? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ They are gonna be even cuter ๐Ÿ˜€ In 2009 they did an interview with Bawbwa Wawa, and Michelle said that she always has the last word and PBO was like: “This is true.” I tell you what, Mizz Michelle wears the pants in this family and PBO lets her cause he likes how she looks wearing them pants ๐Ÿ˜‰ {{{sigh}}} This is gonna sound weird but I wish I was a bug on the wall of the family residence in the White House. I wanna see their everyday interactions at home, ๐Ÿ˜ณ Creepy, I know, but I just can’t get enough, I just can’t get enough, I’m addicted to their love- To paraphrase the Black Eyed Peas ๐Ÿ˜†

    • 11 collegekay
      May 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      They’re so genuine. Love them.

    • 12 VC prezOfan2
      May 28, 2011 at 3:29 pm

      ‘ a bug on the wall’? Liii-sa?! Wasn’t your mother cautioning you about such thoughts/behaviour recently? :/ I think I’d better keep a closer eye on you.

      ** whispers to others – ‘Don’t worry. Her wish is harmless because thankfully bugs can’t see and talk in the way she imagines, even if the wish was granted.**

  7. May 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    thanks for this.


  8. 17 Sue in Minnesota
    May 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Simply inspirational, and like Walking on Sunshine (my fellow Minnesotan…hey neighbor!) she is a marvelous role model for me as well (sounds like I’m in the same age group as you WoS, but hey age is just a number and not an excuse to quit learning, growing, and absolutely no reason to stand still.) I was in tears with her last comment, Michelle and Barack are both so genuine, sincere and loving, it is impossible for me not to feel they love us and the world.

    Live long and strong Obama’s!

  9. 18 theo67
    May 28, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I particularly like that she mentioned that Common was at the poetry jam last week…and even mentioned that he’s cute. I don’t know if she was defiantly throwing that back in the face of the right wing losers who complained about him, or if it even entered her mind. Either way, good on her.

  10. 20 anniebella
    May 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Isn’t our First Lady great. I sit there and watch the entire video and I loved it. I just loved it when she talked about her husband, her kids. We are so bless to have Barack Obama as our President, but we are just as bless to have Michelle Obama as our First Lady. Folks let’s get ready to do what we can to give them four more years. Let’s get fired up and ready to go! Let’s get fired up and ready to fight for Barack Obama/Joe Biden. 2012

  11. 21 Fred
    May 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    good afternoon;evening and night to my TOD family.Thanks again Chip and I pray the President has a safe flight back to Washington and Joplin

    • 22 theo67
      May 28, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      Good afternoon, evening and night, Fred. I hope your back is feeling better. I know bad backs are debilitating.

  12. 23 Hachikล
    May 28, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Hi Chip. Thus found the bit of fun trivia on POTUS visit to Poland:

    Obama Receives The Witcher 2 From Polish Prime Minister:
    President Barack Obama is touring Europe this week, and he received a pretty awesome gift as he swung through Poland. Prime Minister Donald Tusk presented the Commander-in-Chief with the collector’s edition of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, developed in the country.

    With the birth certificate nonsense over and Osama bin Laden dead, I’d say the President has earned some quality gaming time.


    I’ve no idea what “The Witcher” is other than it’s some kind of video game. I’ve never played a video game so that should tell you something. LOL. I thought you all might get a kick out of it, though.

  13. 25 anniebella
    May 28, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I think our First Lady is real special. And I love her and am so darn proud of her.

  14. 26 meta
    May 28, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    I watched this video with great pleasure and, near the end, with tears in my eyes. My career has been primarily in higher education academic advising program development and Mrs. Obama is the best sort of inspiration and example for these students in this very chaotic world. Perhaps Malia or Sasha will attend Oxford one day? Fun to think about the endless possibilities for the First Family. So much love and honor among them.

  15. 27 meta
    May 28, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    If they are on schedule, PBO will touch down in about 42 minutes. I’m so happy to see him return!!

  16. 28 UT Austin Liberal
    May 28, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    What a wonderful event. While watching, all I could think of was WOW she’s OUR First Lady. She’s such a dynamic, intelligent, warm, kind and compassionate human being. She was so right; the words of wisdom she imparted to those beautiful young women will resonate with everyone around the world; from a rural village to a big city. Bravo Mrs. Obama, you are one in a zillion. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. 29 HZ
    May 28, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Greetings to my dear friends here. First, thanks so much Chipsticks again for such wonderful gems to hear. Our First Lady is such an inspiration to young people all over the world. This was great to see the entire presentation. I am so proud of our FLOTUS.

  18. 30 M
    May 28, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    This was wonderful. Such amazing advice for youth in many different areas of life: from working hard, choosing a life partner, read, read, read, rewrite, rewrite, rewrite, helping others, being confident, taking risks and motherhood. My children will be hearing this one. Flotus is SO amazing. When I first really listened to her at the democratic convention in 2008 I was so very impressed but she continues to just blow me away with her goodness, her actions, her smarts, her beauty, her compassion and her genuiness. I could not be more proud of our First Lady Michelle Obama.

  19. 31 Titti
    May 29, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Finally got to watch this in its entirety. Thanks FLOTUS for motivating and inspiring these students and hopefully a whole lot more of them across the world.

    • 32 Audrey
      May 29, 2011 at 4:36 pm

      It was wonderful! You could tell the girls were taken with the stories and the unscripted and real answers the First Lady gave to the questions and how she turnedeach question into a larger response about the young students and about their future and their possibilities!
      I think however that the head teacher lady moderating the q & a was a tad rude. She seemed impatient with the detailed answers the First Lady gave the girls. Her body language was rude and the request for a quick answer at the end was rude.
      But I loved that our super First Lady just honed in on the students, focusing on them and making sure they could come away from this session feeling the genuine interest she has in them and inspired to do better.

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