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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
    All snark aside and out of genuine curiosity, what's your opinion on this?
    Oh, I think she screwed up. She wore Pottery Barn curtains to meeting the damn King of Saudi Arabia. Can you imagine? The horror.
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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
    So they should take off their head coverings because we don't do that here?
    Yes they should.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Oh, I think she screwed up. She wore Pottery Barn curtains to meeting the damn King of Saudi Arabia. Can you imagine? The horror.
    I admit. I know very little about Pottery Barn.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Yes they should.
    Well I don't think so. As long as they're decently clothed they can wear whatever they want and we'll do the same.

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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 admit. I know very little about Pottery Barn.
    They're like the Dallas Cowboys. They're worth going to see every once in a while, but not something you want to depend on during special occasions.
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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
    Well I don't think so. As long as they're decently clothed they can wear whatever they want and we'll do the same.
    What you say is true. What I say shows respect for the culture in which one is a guest.

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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. For the first time in my adult life, I'm proud of our First Lady. If Saudi Arabia takes offense to something stupid like that, that's their problem.

    Is that unequivocal enough for you?
    I lol'd.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Some women are not to be messed with.. What I like about this is how black African heritage peoples are seen in Arab countries and this one threw local custom back in their face.

    reminded me of this story -



    Too bad Michelle O wasn't given the opportunity to drive the motorcade but I'm certainly glad she didn't stand the prerequisite 10 feet behind her man
    Meh. I don't like Michelle but this is a non-story. We should all be able to wear what we want without fear of backlash. Saudi Arabia is a human rights nightmare. The people in that sad nation must obey a fictional story book and live their lives based on it. If not, it's lashes and death.

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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 don't think I've seen (thus far) any of our conservatives come on and repeat what you suggested their response would be.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I don't think I've seen (thus far) any of our conservatives come on and repeat what you suggested their response would be.
    Oh, I know. I'm just reveling in the fact that few Conservatives are here complaining about the Obamas insulting our allies. It's not like... they do that or anything.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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