Tugging a huge red sack stuffed with toys, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered about 900 gifts to the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign but perhaps lost in the seriousness of her mission, forgot to wear her smile.
Taking a few minutes to thank military families at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C. Mrs Obama shared how they make her job 'easy' in their representation of the U.S. as well as in inspiring her role in the White House.
‘The military families are what inspires my work,’ she said at the annual toy drive started by a Marine reservist and his wife.
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Make way! Carrying a bright red sack, First lady Michelle Obama arrived at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling alongside Staff Sgt. Joel Vazquez to deliver toys to the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots campaign
Why the long face? Mrs Obama helped deliver and sort approximately 900 gifts donated by White House staffers, American CEOs and even Mrs Obama's two daughters, Malia and Sasha
‘Somehow you're always the ones who find the extra hours in the day to give back, above and beyond what life has thrown your way anyway,’ she said.
Among the unwrapped toys donated today by White House employees and American CEOs were Mrs Obama’s two daughters 14-year-old Malia and 11-year-old Sasha, according to the White House.
Mrs Obama along with Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, started the Joining Forces campaign in 2011 to honor and support military families.
Before slapping her hands together to get to work, Mrs Obama wished volunteers and service members at the military base 'Happy Holidays.'
Friendly reminder: Helping sort the gifts by age, she noted the often lack of gifts for older children with most donors providing toys for the youngest out there
She then assisted the marines in sorting the gifts into bins marked for boys and girls by different age groups.
Noting the lack of toys for older children, she advised a little help in donors remembering the big kids this year.
'A lot of times when we do the shopping we like to reach for the cute little bear or the little doll, but the truth is that they also need gifts for older kids as well,' she said.
For children ages 11 to 14, she suggested books, games, backpacks and clothes 'because if your teens are like mine, they want some clothes, something cute to wear.'
Retired Marine Lt. Gen. Pete Osman, president and CEO of Toys for Tots, said the demand for gifts seems to go up every season, especially in the Northeast after this year's 'curveball' Superstorm Sandy.
Gratitude: Speaking to a crowd of Military personnel and civilian staff on Wednesday, the First Lady thanked them for their above and beyond service to the U.S. that inspires her role in the White House
Inspired: Mrs Obama along with Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, started the Joining Forces campaign in 2011 to honor and support military families
Lt Osman thanked the first lady for being the program's 'No. 1 volunteer' since she has enlisted public support and rolled up her sleeves to help in each of her four years in the White House.
'When Michelle Obama leads, the American people follow,' he said.
Presents collected from the White House toy drive included school supplies, books and toys by K'NEX Brands. President Barack Obama picked up the toys last month when he visited a suburban Philadelphia toy factory as part of his campaign to get the public to pressure Congress to act to prevent the so-called 'fiscal cliff.'
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This woman is an embarrassment to this nation for the clothes she wears and the way she looks!!!
No doubt. And Michelle, don't even give me that crap abou the military inspiring you! You should have shut your mouth on that note before "Th". Oh, and Mooschelle, this American person doesn't follow you squat, and you don't lead jack crap! I'm not one of your or your Hubbies American puppets, so this American woman isn't about to follow you crap!
I'm sure many of us have donated money or a toy/toys at businesses or places asking for the help. I sure as hell don't need to see Moos up there doing anything and making false statements about our military, to inspire me to do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Knowing how her and her hubby feel about our military, our flag, suppressing their votes, you could say if anything, she makes me ill, not inspired!
she's a hot mess! A phoney!
Absolutely. That's why I will not be fooled by anything they try and make look good about her. She and her commie muslim hubby have done cooked their goose as far as I'm concerned, from way back. If either thinks that a lot of us will forget what they have done and are doing, keep doing, by trying to make them look like do-gooders, inbetween all their UnAmerican acts, and what they are, PLEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!-they better have another think coming!
She's not even a cute witch. She's a slouchy buffoon witch.
How are we going to survive four more years of this crap????????
That I wish I had an instant answer to, and I do, but nothing I should print here. I see war coming if he stays in, don't know when, but this dictator occupier and his cabal have nothing good intended for the American people, or illegals, they are just purposefully kept blind to that fact, by all Obama has been offering them all, poor or not, depending on their desires. We know that, but until others see that they should have been careful what they wished for, over caring about what this person is, over caring about the direction our country is heading into, and Obama's real intentions behind what he does and says, and what he and his really are........ many of us won't get on that train, or stand down, if it comes down to it. It's sickening to see that so many are already mentally on that train. It'll probably take their getting to the destination for many to figure it out, when what could be happening beforehand, should give them all the clues in the world. What's been happening should give them all the clues now, but yet it hasn't. So, it's going to take a rude awakening for it to even dawn in some of their brains, it's going to take something personally happening to them or someone they love, before they even start to get it.
Will be back tonight everyone..gotta get off here and bottle my wine and make more!!!Then MAYBE crochet more if I still have the time!!! Have a GREAT day!!
Wish I was there to help you (drink) bottle your wine Carol.....I bet it's wonderful!!!
I will be off to our Christmas Party in an hour so I doubt I will be back on tonight since this party goes on late, late, late.....because our gift exchange goes on and on and on...lol
Maui..I have been drinking it ever since I have been bottling it!! Well maybe not ever since...but soon after I started bottling it and it is good! I am SO pissed at Bob because all he did was bitch about how much water I was using to wash my bottles!!!!!!!!!!!!! You ever have those days where you are ready to KILL!?! No consideration about how much work it takes to get the job done...just think about yourself as the only one who has to do any work when it comes to getting water!!!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....Some days that man makes me want to move away!!!!!!!!!!! FAR away!!!!!!!! Sorry...he just hit me at the wrong time, the wrong spot and the wrong EVERYTHING today with his incessant whining!!! Sometimes men need a swift kick in the a*s right out the freaking door!!!! It's all about ME....POOR ME...he reminds me of Obama!!!!!!!!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.... There are days.....and then there are DAYS!!!!!!!!
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Maui..I have been drinking it ever since I have been bottling it!! Well maybe not ever since...
Carol's Christmas workout
That was funny Sherry.....great workout routine....I will have to remember this one!!!
Oh Carol.....you need to sit and have one those bottles before you decide to cork it.....maybe that will help....or maybe not so pleasant for Bob.....Merry Christmas!!!!
Bob will know better next time! Good job Carol!!
Believe it or not....not one word was spoken all day long around here!!! I was PISSED!!!!!!!!! Enough is enough I say!!! And I am on my second bottle...tonight.. Maui but I had to unscrew it!! I have one of those fancy ones that run by a battery and it unscrews the cork all the way out for you!! I did get my other doily compleltey done and blocked and it's now drying on the table! So will try and make another one. I am making them for my son and his wife as part of their Christmas presents. Mary wanted anything homemade so I took that as crocheted stuff because I can't do anything else hand made!! LOL...Damn..I didn't know today was Friday already! Gotta go watch the Goldmine show...it's almost over! Will have to catch it again!!!
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You mean Gold Rush? We watch that a lot too. I am just amazed by that young man, Parker. I sure as heck would not be those 2 who went to Africa though! What a dangerous mess of a situation to put yourself into as they did.
That's right-that one with the 2 guys in Guyana was called Jungle Gold. I tell ya, they could keep their gold! They were in dangerous waters there, more than once, and I'm not talking about the snakes or leeches!
Methinks Bob is a lucky man you drink while you work Carol or he might be sleeping outside in a tent.
Cam...Me thinks you are right!!! I just wish I had my ciggies here with me..they are in Ugashik!! Urrgghhhhhhh...not that they do me any good but several times I sure could have used a couple!
Sherry..I agree about Parker...the poor kid was going to tell his Grandpa that the land his Grandpa thought was good for gold was already mined years ago...then he didn't have the heart to tell his Grandpa that bad news because of his Grandpas bad newsd on his urethta draining so will have to wait until next week I guess to see what happened there! I don't know how many more episodes are left on those shows yet but I hope there are a couple at least! At least the Hoffman's got their quota of gold to help them pay their bills off! Wonder if they are any relation to us at all! LOL..That is my Mom's maiden name. Don't know how good the guy is doing though that stole the glory hole from the Hoffman's back when they first started.
I missed Gold Rush last it was on, or most of it. I'll have to ask Rick if he knows. That really made me mad too about that guy stealing the glory hole from the Hoffman's. That was dirty pool. It sure seems like a lot of hard work, expense on top of expense, that it really makes you wonder if they are coming out with enough, enough of the time, to make it all worthwhile, once you have to split it all up among the crew, what they do finally get, compared to what they have to keep putting out over and over, to keep things fixed, or have to buy new, and keep everything up and running. I suppose it helps that they have a show though, and they became movie stars! LOL
I hate to say it,in 4 years of Obummer,our country is going to be a smoldering mess.It won't be pretty.
Why people cannot wake up, look to the past, look from the way it used to be, through now, and see, that by their selfishness, what is happening to our society, and why our country is where it is today, realize it is in sad, horrible straits, and this is just the beginning with Barracka and comrades having pulled the wool over their eyes, of what is to come.
One thing we know for sure that whatever Obama keeps making worse the Democrats are going to get a louder and louder ear full from the Republicans!!! That is the only plus I can see coming from all his negative BS! They are going to "OWN IT" and we will make sure they "KNOW" that they "OWN IT!!!"
Oh Sherry...those guys in Ghana looking for gold REALLY got ripped off big time!!! Wonder if they will continue to play the re-runs from them now. We just watched the first show of the season I think it was because it was all about thier film crew arriving there and they had quite a few people with them on that show!
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Oh Sherry...And I think the Hoffman's are getting way more gold now than the the other guys that stole their claim....they really had a bunch of crap go wrong for them too!!I guess that is what they get for trying to be greedy!! The Hoffman's got well over $100,000.00 worth of gold on the 2 claims so far! So at least the guy who lent the Hoffman's all the cash is happy and will leave them alone now until the next big wad of gold comes up!