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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    It causes me no problems.
    No one was talking about you X Factor, not everything is about you when the word "conservatives" is used.
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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    LOL @ first time in my adult life.

    I'm sure that the First Lady joins me in not caring about what you think and the Saudis.

    That was a good one tho!!!

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    No one was talking about you X Factor, not everything is about you when the word "conservatives" is used.
    I was wondering how you'd take someone acting outside of how you predicted and it's to disregard it completely. That's funny. I must have shorted out a couple wires in your brain. Lol.

    I'll be watching for the throngs of right wingers lining up to bash Michelle Obama.

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    When you go to a foreign country-culture you show respect for their traditions. If their traditions are too much for you to deal with then don't go. Michelle should have stayed home or stayed on her luxury 727. This would have said to the world she strongly disagree with the way women are treated in the Arab culture without flaunting it like the ugly American and spitting in their faces.
    As the wife of a head of state Mrs. Obama has no real choice in the matter - she has to attend. As previously stated traditional garb for women is used as a means of subjugation. Good for her.

    And while I generally agree that guests should not offend their host a host has an obligation to be hospitable and respect their guest's traditions. I wouldn't think of inviting a vegetarian to my home and demand that they eat meat because meat eating is part of my tradition. I'd serve them a vegetarian dish.
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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    LOL @ first time in my adult life.

    I'm sure that the First Lady joins me in not caring about what you think and the Saudis.

    That was a good one tho!!!
    I wondered if anyone would catch that. I have no doubt she couldn't care less what I think, same for you too, of course.

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I was wondering how you'd take someone acting outside of how you predicted and it's to disregard it completely
    Huh? I disregarded your obvious lack of humor and general denial that conservatives can act in predictable ways except when it comes to Muslims. It's almost like you didn't actually get the post.
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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    When in Saudi Arabia do as the Saudis do. They should do as we do when they come here as well.

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Huh? I disregarded your obvious lack of humor and general denial that conservatives can act in predictable ways.

    All snark aside and out of genuine curiosity, what's your opinion on this?

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    When in Saudi Arabia do as the Saudis do. They should do as we do when they come here as well.
    So they should take off their head coverings because we don't do that here?

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    This will blow over, but if you are going to someone's funeral to pay respects, shouldn't you respect them?
    Yes, it will blow over. Paying respect is great, but not if it involves kissing asses. I'm not a fan of MO, but in this case I certainly am. Good for her.

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