Monday, May 02, 2016

President and First Lady's daughter Malia to attend Harvard. Update!

Courtesy of the New York Times:  

Malia Obama, the older daughter of President Obama, plans to attend Harvard University beginning in the fall of 2017, the White House announced on Sunday, waiting until her father leaves office to begin her college career. 

Malia’s much-speculated-upon decision, announced in a news release after months of official silence from the White House about her college search process, will make her the latest in a long line of presidential children to attend the elite university in Cambridge, Mass. Both of her parents attended law school there. 

“The President and Mrs. Obama announced today that their daughter Malia will attend Harvard University in the fall of 2017 as a member of the Class of 2021. Malia will take a gap year before beginning school,” the White House said in a statement.

Sure, but can she get into hair and skin school?

Gee both a great President AND a great parent.

There are some people in the world who cannot even do one of those correctly.

The article also points out that Malia will be taking a "gap year" before starting school.

I myself took a gap year after high school, to raise money for college.

Then took another two year gap to raise more money for college.

And then took yet another still ongoing gap during which I got married, had a baby, got divorced, got remarried, got re-divorced, and completely forgot about college.

I assume that Malia will stay a little more focused.

Update: Apparently the racists have started weighing in:

Believe it or not I left off some of the worst ones, though you can see them for yourselves at the link.

Despite all of this nastiness directed at her I predict big things for this young lady.

87 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:04 AM

    I am pretty sure the British royals all take a "gap year" before entering college.

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    1. Anonymous5:32 AM

      Who care what the royals of Britain do, this is America. Malia does not have to explain her personal decisions.

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    2. Anonymous5:36 AM

      So proud of our little Malia. All grown up, and on her way to greatness.
      Complete opposite another political daughter we know (who will remain nameless).

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    3. Anonymous5:38 AM

      Regarding that twitter-er named "Rick Patel"....hmm...it really disgusts me when another minority has the gall to be a racist.

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    4. Anonymous6:49 AM

      5:38 -- He probably thinks of himself as Asian, which he says are under-represented. It's a big complaint of students from all parts of Asia, and Asian-Americans. They don't seem to understand that test scores are only part of the equation. Half of many private schools' classes are filled by athletic or musical students whom the coaches and conductors have "starred" for admission. Then there are legacies. It leaves not that much room for the rest of the applicant pool.
      Of course, Malia Obama could have gotten into any college. Her high school education has already provided her with more knowledge and discipline that many other applicants. She seems like a positive, well-disciplined young woman who would be an asset in any classroom.

      These mouth breathers are foul -- angry, resentful, frustrated. They have many valid economic reasons to be, and some non-valid racist "reasons," but their pain is not the fault of Malia Obama.

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    5. Anonymous6:55 AM

      I am pretty sure barstool and willblow are taking a "gap year."

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    6. Anonymous7:20 AM

      No 6:55-they are taking gap decades. Of course, that assumes they actually graduated from high school, which is in doubt.

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    7. Anonymous7:37 AM

      Too bad Bristles did not take a gap year from birthing babies!! Those family values are to be laughed at, right?

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    8. Anonymous7:51 AM

      5:36 Bristle's has taken yrs off during her Sexual Behavior 101 classes pumping out bastard kids. Does that count? What is it now,5 in the baby/puppy mill department?

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    9. Anonymous10:33 AM

      Actually taking a gap year is common in the UK and you don't have to be royal or rich to take it.
      1st grade in the UK begins at 5 years old (it begins at 6 years old in the US) so they graduate from high school at a younger age and some opt for the gap year.

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  2. Unlike you and I, it appears that Malia needn't worry about how to pay for college. It makes a stunning difference.

    My own sons understood the pure simple freedom of graduating from university without crippling debt. I didn't have to carp, or say a single word on the subject--they'd heard plenty from their friends.

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    1. I worked during college to pay for it. Because of that I had to take a lighter load and it took five years to get my bachelors. But this is when tuition was still affordable. I think 12 units cost me $120, not including books. I bought used books or used the ones in the library when I could. My parents helped the first year or two but after that I made enough money working nights or during the summer to pay for my college.

      Those days are long gone. But they shouldn't be. No child should be denied college because of money. Nor should any student or their family be put into decades of crushing debt to pay for it.

      Notice you cannot refinance student loans like you can refinance your house or other loans. And the interest rates are higher.

      The financial industry are parasites sucking the life out of our future generations through student debt.

      I urge American students to go to Slovenia and go to college for FREE. They offer classes in English and welcome American students.

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  3. Shame on Malia for not aiming for a higher institution like Penrose Academy. Only losers like Kennedys and Roosevelts go to Harvard.

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    1. Anonymous6:10 AM

      W attended Harvard, with really low grades. His Daddy gave a large donation to get Yale to admit him, after he showed up DRUNK for an interview. Where was all the bile THEN?

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    2. My comment was snark on Barstool and Willblow. I doubt Malia is a drunk like Dumbya.

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  4. abbafan4:49 AM

    Un-fuckin'believable! Those comments are utterly disgusting and brutal! No wonder the U.S. has become the global laughingstock! When uneducated morons like the palins show their utter disdain and contempt for higher education, this is the result. Come on America, do the right thing in six months - draw the curtain, and pull the lever on your country's future! Make the right choice on your ballots, and do away with regressive thinking and help restore intellect and wisdom!

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  5. No to the link. Can't subject myself to any more of this alternate universe "thinking" (and "spelling") -- That these heinous screeds get Likes is further discouraging.

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  6. A. J. Billings4:55 AM

    I sincerely wish that they had kept the entire thing a secret.

    The far right Sovereign citizen Teabot hate monger racist wing of the Republican party hates anything that the Obama family does.

    I fear for her safety, and I fear that idiots like this lunatic

    http://crooksandliars.com/2016/04/racist-trump-supporter-arrested-threats

    Or this nutcase
    http://ktla.com/2015/07/03/wisconsin-man-arrested-for-threats-against-obama-said-killing-president-is-constitutional-duty/

    Or this sorry excuse for a human being

    http://bossip.com/681611/florida-man-after-promising-to-kill-president-barack-obama-i-will-hunt-him-down-and-watch-the-life-disappear-from-his-eyes/

    The point is that there are thousands of these racist, hate filled zombies out there that have been convinced by right wing rage radio that President Obama is the anti-christ.

    I I can only hope that Malia gets a 24x7 secret service escort everywhere she goes, and that there's an agent with a machine gun outside her door at night.

    The prejudice, hatred, and viciously horrible bigotry stirred up by the likes of Palin, Trump, Limbaugh, Mark Levin, and the white supremacists have influenced many people who would kill an innocent young women.

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    1. Anonymous5:42 AM

      With Malia taking a gap year she will not have to endure 24/7 secret service at her side as she would have had she started at Harvard in the fall of 2016.
      Not sure of the level of protection afforded children of presidents after they level office.

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    2. Way back right after President Obama was elected the first time, CNN featured a nice little article about the Obamas setting up a swing set for the girls in the White House back yard.

      The comments were so horrifying that I actually called the Secret Service in regard to a comment that said something to the effect that the only swinging those two little n****s should be doing was from a tree. (The comment was pulled, so apparently CNN noticed something very wrong).

      I was horrified that someone could express such murderous hate and rage toward innocent little children, let alone any other human being.

      As far as I can tell, children of former presidents only receive SS protection until age 16. Hopefully the girls will have other security available.

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    3. Anonymous8:50 AM

      Anon at 5:42 am. i'm sure that Malia will continue to have Secret Service protection during her "gap" year. At any rate, I hope so.
      Beaglemom

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  7. If these hateful people would read these paragraphs below, how would they interpret them? As Liberal Lies? Bragging by an uppity n**gger? words that mean nothing to them as they are unemployed, don't believe in climate change, can't pay for ACA?

    From an email from Barack Obama (Organizing for Change):

    "We've come a long way since 2009, when we were losing 800,000 jobs a month and unemployment was on its way to 10 percent. Now, unemployment is 5 percent. In 2015, the auto industry had its best year ever. Over the past six years, America has created 14.4 million new jobs, including nearly 900,000 new manufacturing jobs after a decade of industry decline.

    "For the first time ever, more than 90 percent of Americans have health insurance. And in every single month since I signed the Affordable Care Act into law, American businesses have created jobs right here in the U.S. -- for a record 73 straight months of private-sector job growth.

    "Since I took office, we've cut our reliance on foreign oil by more than half, and we've tripled the power we generate from wind. America now generates 30 times more solar power than we did in 2009, and we are leading the world in the fight against climate change. That is progress."

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  8. Anonymous5:10 AM

    Hooray for Malia! I love Sasha, too! So proud of our Brilliant, Compassionate & Gorgeous First Family!

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  9. Anonymous5:12 AM

    As a former college professor I can tell you that many if not most students would benefit from a gap year. At 18 did you really know what you wanted to do? (I didn't.) And because of the Affordable Care Act, they can now take it and have health insurance. We had an awful lot of kids in the 70s and 80s we called "health insurance students"- only reason to be there was to stay on parent's policy.

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    1. As another retired professor, I agree. A lot of problems with first year students would go away if they had a little more life experience. Wish my son had done this.

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    2. Anonymous8:48 AM

      As the wife of a retired professor, I also agree. My husband says that many of his best students over the years were the older students - who knew what they were interested in and who had had some experience living.
      Beaglemom

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    3. I agree completely. I would like to see changes to financial aid awards that would allow for scholarships, etc. to still be available even if a child takes a year off.

      It is just silly that we expect sheltered 18 year olds to be able to commit to doing something for the next 50 years of their life.

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    4. I was 17 when I started college and declared a major right off and stuck to it the entire time. Yes, very unusual. It did take me five years to get my degree because I had to take a lighter load in order to work to pay for registration and books. Lucky for me back then it was affordable and I could live with my parents and have free use of a car. So I graduated without any student debt and got a job in my chosen profession straight out of college.

      I never had a gap year. I'm enjoying my gap years now. It's called retirement.

      I've gone to school and worked ever since I was 16. I always took supplemental courses in summer school, back when you could do that. And even in the few months between high school graduation and the start of college I worked part time.

      So for the first time, in my retirement, I am not working. And it feels wonderful. I am really enjoying life like I never have before. No one tells me what to do, I have no deadlines I don't impose on myself and I am free to choose my activities and set my own schedules. I think my body loves it more as now I can enjoy a natural sleep pattern with no alarms to wake me up.

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    5. Anonymous1:57 PM

      @Nefer
      While I agree that scholarships should be made available to all at any age, financial aid has been available for those who have not gone straight from HS to college for a long while.
      But as for the sheltered 18 yrs olds, that is a parenting mistake.

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    6. Anonymous2:46 PM

      well goody goody gumdrop for you mailuppa. Your point?

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    7. Anonymous5:01 PM

      2:46, her point is that she's rightfully earned this peaceful season in her life. God, bitter much?!

      Congrats mailuppa. It sounds lovely.

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  10. Anonymous5:15 AM

    European students have been taking "gap year" for a long time. Some do it because they aren't sure if college is for them, some to raise money, others to take care of a family member, and, yes, some do it because of lack of maturity. Haters gonna hate. Remember she is a teenager.

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    1. Anonymous6:39 AM

      I think she's also doing it so that, when she starts, her father will no longer be President, and the public interest, and press interest, in her will have died down and she can be a little more "normal."

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    2. Anonymous9:09 AM

      European students don't need to raise money. They take gap years for the experience, maybe the adventure. It's also the accepted thing to do now. Even Prince William took a gap year. It can also be a bit of a reward for finishing school.

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  11. Bruce Sheldon would have benefited greatly with a few more years in school. Dumb ass.

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    1. Anonymous6:24 AM

      Bruce Sheldon comes across as a person with a mindset who does nothing him self but convince him self others get ahead because it was handed to them on a silver platter. I have some relatives like this. What people do and work hard at to achieve their goals they twist the obvious to a sick negative.

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  12. Anonymous5:30 AM

    Why don't these morons leave Malia alone. Good grief, hate knows no boundaries.

    I get so sick and tired of these racist morons thinking every time a Black person achieves something, it is because of affirmative action...that is pure b.s.
    Blacks as a whole don't bother with affirmative action, but achieve on our own merit. As a Black person with a very educated family, I know what I am talking about.

    We Blacks have achieved much greatness, BEFORE affirmative action even existed.

    Read the Black history books, you will see greatness.

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    1. Anonymous6:17 AM

      Right on! A lot of "elites" (W was one) get into Ivy league schools through affirmative action for the wealthy. Their fathers and grandfathers attended, so Junior is admitted. They do not have to prove themselves to anyone, their family money talks for them, no matter how dumb they are.

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    2. Anonymous6:54 AM

      Anonymous5:30 AM: You're correct. IN fact, when I went to college the Black students were the smartest. In fact, I was an A-student, but I was afraid to debate them since they always did their research and were so much more articulate. That's a fact. I am white. Maybe I got into college through white AF>

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    3. The idea that blacks are intellectually inferior seems to be a given among certain groups of persons, but it's not true. I was accepted at the University of GA in 1971 and earned my degree in three years. Some of my classmates didn't think I was intellectually inferior because they asked for my assistance in understanding course material, and I freely gave it. The same thing happened in graduate school. I went on to teach high school for 33 years, retiring in 2009 due to health issues. Not once on my job did an administrator ever hint that I didn't know the material I was teaching. They were impressed at the level of knowledge I displayed about subject matter in the classroom. I passed all of my teacher certification tests with high scores the first time while some had to take their tests multiple times. Race is not an accurate indicator of one's level of intelligence, work ethic, propensity to commit acts of violence, morality, etc., and anyone who thinks it is has simply spent his/her life in a closed, sheltered environment.

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  13. Anonymous5:50 AM

    Those are the same people who think Bristol Palin is the best mom in the world and a hard ass worker. Never mind that she has 2 (3) kids out of wedlock and aspires to be on reality tv.

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    1. Anonymous6:18 AM

      Correction:
      Barstool has 6-6-6 kids
      Kirk Cameron has 6-6-6

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    2. Anonymous7:41 AM

      Never mind that bsrstool has No rill education. Dumb as a bag of hammers. Claims to have put away for trip's education...too funny. Who bought trip's silver baby rattle from you for $60?Did you put the $$ in his college fund,barstool??

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  14. Anonymous6:23 AM

    It looks like they turned off the comments on this article. Exposing your own audience as the hate-filled idiots that they are Faux News? I love the comment about "breeding" being what "they" do best. That person obviously has this family mixed up with the Palins.

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    1. Anonymous7:42 AM

      Or the Dugger Buggers.

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  15. Anonymous6:51 AM

    I see the palin offspring are ALL taking GAP YEARS. They must be so so jealous.
    Malia is not only beautiful and poised, she speaks fluent Chinese, Spanish and French and she IS accomplished and intelligent.

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    1. Anonymous7:16 AM

      Gap decades, you mean? The Palins can barely speak English, and Track only uses obscene sign language...and look what they taught Trig...swear words. Hilarious. Wait until the grifting stops, Palins. You may wish you knew how to be independent, think and read and write proper English. Then again, when have your parents ever supported themselves?

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  16. Anonymous6:51 AM

    Hey, guys -- you can bet your bottom dollar that Ted Cruz was accepted at Princeton because of affirmative action. And he probably played his "poor immigrant" card there, as well as in the rest of his nasty life.

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  17. Anonymous7:02 AM

    Imagine the opportunities she's going to have in her gap year. Malia will literally have the world at her feet. I hope she has a wonderful unseen-and-unheard year. The Obama girls deserve some normalcy after 8 years of constraint.

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    1. Given her family I expect she'll be doing some volunteer work.

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  18. Anonymous7:10 AM

    Wow, Malia looks like a stunning, graceful young lady and I think that it's great for her to take a gap year before beginning her studies at Havard. I think it's probably even more essential for young women to take a gap year. It's ALWAYS a good thing when a girl is encouraged to use her brain and other talents instead of using college as a stepping stone to finding a husband and beginning breeding. Married or not! There is more to life than motherhood, ladies!

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  19. Anonymous7:21 AM

    Why are you making a big deal about President Obama's daughter going to Harvard?

    Malia was accepted to Harvard because of Obama's coattails.

    Sarah Palin's daughter went to Penrose and doesn't have a giant student debt. She finished Penrose. Bristol has a profitable and successful career after Penrose.

    Does Malia own her own paid off house, cars, trucks and boats?

    Sarah Palin's daughter owns all that stuff and they are paid off.

    Bristol also has done all that while being a mother

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    1. What are you smoking?

      Bristol DID NOT EARN A DAMN THING.

      Her "paid off . . . house, cars, trucks, boats" were paid for by her mother's LLC's and by donors to SarahPAC (which now, in case you haven't checked) is broke.

      Bristol dropped out of high school. Penrose is an "academy" for high school dropouts where they are coached and tutored and coached and tutored until they can pass the GED exam. At best, she's a high school grad . . . which counts for almost nothing any longer.

      Please explain to us Bristol's "profitable and successful career:" a failed "reality" show; a ghostwritten book that she can't even give away; a one-year gig as a "abstinence spokesman" until the scam Candie's Foundation realized she's screwing everything in sight; hawking "weight-loss shakes" and "subscription boxes" on her Instagram page.

      Malia is a graduate of Sidwell Friends, a very competitive school in DC that places most of its graduates in Ivy or West Coast Ivy universities.

      Bristol has done nothing except post fish-lip selfies and collect child support payments.

      In five years, Malia Obama will be a Harvard grad with a mountain of very lucrative job offers.

      In five years, Bristol still will be a high-school dropout single mother of two (or more) children, posting her selfies, trying to look like Kim Kardashian, looking for another trial husband, driving her 15-yr-old paid-off truck once a week to Dr. Jack MeOff's office.

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    2. No Malia does not own her own home, cars, trucks and boats - she is still in high school. I imagine that when she does enter the work force after college she won't waste her money on "toys". Bristol hasn't "done" anything. It was all given to her. If her mother wasn't Sarah Palin, do you really think Bristol would have been on DWTS? Would anyone have looked twice at her for a reality show? No. She would have just been another pregnant high school girl in Alaska.

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    3. Anonymous8:06 AM

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHdeepbreathHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      Thanks for the heart-massaging belly laugh :)

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    4. And another thing: You seem to think "paid-off cars, trucks, boats" are something to be proud of.

      BULLSHIT.

      Obviously you don't realize that a car, truck, motorcycle, snowmobile, boat, airplane -- all of these START LOSING VALUES 30 SECONDS AFTER YOU WRITE THE CHECK. The value of these things DEPRECIATES rapidly. The value of a college education INCREASES year-after-year.

      If a paid-off vehicle is your badge of honor, then, you're too dumb to understand the difference.

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    5. Anonymous8:48 AM

      The mentally ill peawit stalker is at it again, making crap up.

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    6. Anonymous10:11 AM

      Or maybe this is snark, cleverly disguised as abject stupidity.

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    7. Anonymous10:32 AM

      Malia also doesn't have a pack of bastards or a pack of baby daddies.

      BTW what exactly is Barstool's earning potential ?( and that does not mean child support from more baby daddies).

      Malia will be a successful young lady ( again, something Barstool will never be) and Barstool will continue to drop a bastard now and again to keep the child support coming in.

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    8. Bristol is a borderline retard. She "earned" her homes from riding on her mom's coattails. She would have NEVER gotten on DWTS, have her fake "reality" show, or pimp her abstinence only bullshit. Her road to "fame" is being a whore.

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    9. Anonymous11:35 AM

      The original comment was sarcasm. Duh!!!

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    10. Anonymous12:15 PM

      Yup. Bristol done and did the whole Valley Trash thing; git yourself preggars a bunch o times, git yourself some noisy toys, take sum vacashuns and to hell with ejumacashun and graduacashun.

      Oh and big screen teevees and hot tubs also too.

      Maybe we ought to check that pfd roll for her kids' checks under the baby daddy's names?

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    11. Anonymous2:50 PM

      "profitable and successful" career? So that's what you call working for a semi-retired doc in a strip mall on a day-laborer basis, where you never know if you are working until that day?

      Sucks when Brissy's sworn testimony comes back to bite her, doesn't it?

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    12. Anonymous6:49 PM

      All of the Palins' houses and cars and the pontoon boat are owned by their llc's. They were set up to hide income from the IRS. You, 7:21 sholud try to figure out how to keep Track sober, and to keep Bristol's legs and mouth closed. Their Pimp Daddy has been incapacitated, so he has gone underground to avoid confrontations. Sarah is of no use to Donald Trump any longer, so she has disappeared. Her blockbuster judge showidea was a flop, and there were no takers.

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    13. Anonymous5:07 AM

      Malia is 17 year old and has been accepted in the one of the world's finest universities.

      At 17 Brisol Palin was commencing her third year of lying to her parents and getting drunk, doing drugs and having sex with boys.

      That's a fair comparison, don't you think?

      Let's see what Malia Obama has achieved by age 25, shall we?

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    14. Anonymous10:40 AM

      Maybe work in Clinton's government.

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  20. Anonymous7:31 AM

    OT LGBT:
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/fda-effort-aims-curb-smoking-143401429.html?nhp=1

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  21. Anonymous7:33 AM

    Brucemshelton should have stayed in school. He has obvious simple spelling issues going on while complaining about other people pursueing an education. I took a year off and so did my daughter. My sisters went straight in to college. No big deal. Good for Malia.

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  22. Anonymous7:51 AM

    Malia Obama if vote for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic General Election your Harvard University education will be free.

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    1. Anonymous8:43 AM

      No, Bernie Sanders finally explained that he was not talking about "private" universities. It just sounded like that at first.
      Beaglemom

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    2. Anonymous8:50 AM

      LOL, if you believe that I have some ocean front property to sell you.

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    3. Anonymous10:33 AM

      There is most likely an adult literacy program in your own county where you can attend for free and learn how to write a sentence.

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  23. Anonymous7:53 AM

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/04/29/upshot/money-race-and-success-how-your-school-district-compares.html?_r=0

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  24. PalinsHoax9:17 AM

    Anonymous6:55 AM
    I am pretty sure barstool and willblow are taking a "gap year."
    - - - -
    Make that "gap yearS", maybe they're even taking a "gap decade".

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    1. Anonymous5:34 PM

      Gap are cut for more thinner framed gals, no way they'd fit with their thunder thighs and oddly short hips and legs. They're built more for Wrangler or Duluth Trading than Gap.

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  25. Anonymous11:07 AM

    Bristol Palin seems to take a gap year from her abstinence only birth control every so often.

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    1. Anonymous11:39 AM

      Ha! But a gap year is a year when one serves the community or is involved in somethings meaningful. I doubt barstool's baby making factory or "working" for free on her back qualifies. Lol

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  26. Anonymous11:37 AM

    I understand she is an amazing student who makes great grades and shows enthusiasm for a bright future. And, her parents took advantage of incredible schools for their daughters. Sidwell is a no-joke education. I always wondered, given the Palin’s wealth, why did they not use some of that money to educate their children in the best competitive schools they could afford?

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    1. Anonymous11:50 AM

      because they are all too stupid to attend secondary education in any form.

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    2. The Palins appear not to value education at all.

      If any of Sarah Palin's children had much native intelligence, they would buck that trend and go to college. But intelligence is a function of genetics combined with raising a child from birth in a nurturing and stimulating environment. All of the Palin children got the short end of the stick, not just little Trig.

      The Obama children were much more fortunate, both genetically and environmentally. There's no comparison with the Palin family--just contrast.

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  27. Anonymous11:53 AM

    I'm African-American and I attended a school that didn't use affirmative action (they didn't need to; as they had always admitted students from other ethnic and racial backgrounds)(. The white kids still griped and complained about how their friend/cousin/brother/enemy didn't get into the school because affirmative action. And if you asked their friend/cousin,etc, or even THEIR GPA or test scores, it was inevitably .2-.5 lower than mine. The response? But still.
    White superiority is so ingrained in the minds of some that no amount of evidence will surmount it.

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    1. Anonymous2:02 PM

      Join the club, I graduated early at 15, got a 1600 on my SATs and somehow everyone thought my scholarship was because I was Native American.

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    2. Anonymous1:25 AM

      Not only minorities. I scored 770 on my math SAT and then 98% on my math GRE. I went on to a successful thesis and post-doc. When I was hired for my present job, some people said openly, although not quite to my face, she was only hired because she's a woman.

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  28. Anonymous4:36 PM

    I wonder if ANY of $carah's offspring would have been admitted to Sidwell, and if so, would they have graduated.

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    1. Anonymous6:34 PM

      Bwahahahahaha, dream on.

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  29. Anonymous5:24 PM

    I'm glad that Malia will be starting college after her father is out of office. The first year is always a challenge and she will be able to face it without the constant glare of the media and the pressure of being the sitting President's daughter.

    Both of the Obama daughters have dealt with unconscionable levels of criticism and hatred during the last 4 years, but have still somehow maintained a dignity and grace admirable in people twice their ages. The President and First Lady have done a wonderful job in raising two responsible and compassionate young ladies.

    I have no doubt that Malia and Sasha will accomplish great things in their lives and continue to do the Obama name proud.

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  30. Anita Winecooler5:29 PM

    Well done, Malia, President and First Lady Obama and Mrs Robinson. What an honor she's bestowed on your family as a reward for all your hard work. Good Parenting is the most difficult job on earth, they don't come with manuals.

    I'm so proud of this family, not one incident of poor behavior, we watched these girls grow into the amazing young women they are.

    Ignore the twits and tweets, those people could step in it and never realize all they're good for is fertilizer, and only if they mature.

    Congratulations.

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