I would like a Steak Dinner too….
Won’t get one there … lamb is on the menu.
I just want to see what amazing dress Melania has on tonight.
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I actually gasped when I saw Melania. What a beautiful and appropriate dress. And, Brigitte looked beautiful, too. Very lovely dress.
I agree. Everything Melania has worn during this visit is either black or white. This dress is silver and cream taupe? Anyway, very neutral.
Melania stole the show in a Chanel haute couture silver gown embroidered with crystals and sequins.
All eyes were on Melania as she stole the show in a Chanel black Chantilly lace haute couture gown that had been hand-painted with silver and embroidered with crystal and sequins. The First Lady paired her gown with a pair of gunmetal stilettos.
I feel like a woman knowing she is going to appear at a State Affair with Melania is like a singer knowing they are going to perform with Pavarotti.
Melania reminds me when Jackie was in the WH……….
Well, I haven’t been able to view a single thing yet. It just says “live stream starting soon” and when I click the delta thing, the red dot starts moving slowly across the box, with no picture. I guess I’m too ignorant to participate in a live stream audiences!
Well, rats. Sundance had posted a tweet with a short video of the Macrons arriving and the Trumps receiving them. I can’t remember how to post it. 😦
that’s ok – I’ll catch up when the photos get spread around overnight! Thanks –
I found the twitter – thank you!
I replaced the live stream with a video. In the live stream, the video didn’t start until 49:00!
I think I might have figured something out. I think Brigitte doesn’t smile because of her prominent teeth. Which is a real shame, because she actually looks so pretty when she is smiling big and not, when she isn’t.
This was posted next door by Mormoninsider. Lots of pictures.
Oops! I missed this post, and commented with this link up there ^^^
All four looked wonderful…men in their fine formal wear and the women looking superb in their delightful gowns.
The other day I saw a post where someone complained about all the money being spent. I sort of took it to mean the complainer was seeing it as though President Trump is a spendthrift and unthinkingly is using the people’s money unwisely. Well, diplomacy costs. Lack of diplomacy does too. Take your pick.
So I guess State Dinners should be held at The Olive Garden from now on when Stateside, and it’ll be all the rage to instruct foreign nations not to honor the President when he arrives for State visits. Level playing fields for all.
For me this tradition matters and I’ve got no problem with it.
As a friend of mine pointed out on FB, Melania didn’t use event planners, used existing china, and the guest list is 1/3 the size of the Obama’s.
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The Demos, Press were not invited………..that reduced costs by 2/3s.
The American public has become used to men wearing T shirts, tearoff jeans, and shower shoes to dinner. And the women have more tattoos than nice jewelry or handbags.
Phooey on all of the great unwashed uncultured masses of today who worry more about their selfie on social media than their smell or grooming.
Wow. Both ladies had their perfect dress on. This is my all time favorite dress of Melania’s so far. It seems whenever she is with other dignitary wives, they coordinate and compliment each other.
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President and Mrs. Holding hands more lately.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the First Lady
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2018
Expected Attendees at Tonight’s Dinner in Honor of His Excellency Emmanuel Macron President of the French Republic and Mrs. Brigitte Macron
The Honorable Jerome Adams, Surgeon General, and Mrs. Lacey Adams
His Excellency Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States of America and Mr. Pascal Blondeau
Mr. Bernard Arnault and Mrs. Hélène Arnault
Her Excellency Nicole Belloubet, Keeper of the Seals and Minister of Justice
Mr. Phillippe Besson
His Excellency Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of National Education
The Honorable John Bolton and Mrs. Gretchen Bolton
Mr. Thierry Breton
His Excellency Christian Cambon, Senator for Val-de-Marne, President of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Senate
Ms. Laurence des Cars
The Honorable William Cassidy, United States Senator from Louisiana, and Dr. Laura Cassidy
Mr. Timothy Cook and The Honorable Lisa Jackson
Mr. Pierre-Olivier Costa
Ms. Sarah Coulson and Dr. Douglas Bradburn
Mr. Christian Dargnat
His Excellency Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs
Ms. Meghan Duggan
The Honorable John Bel Edwards, Governor of Louisiana and Mrs. Donna Edwards
Ms. Laurence Engel
His Excellency Philippe Étienne, Diplomatic Advisor, G7 and G20 Sherpa of the President of the Republic
Ms. Barbara Frugier, International Communication Advisor to the Presidency of the Republic
The Honorable Joseph Hagin
Mr. David Hamilton and Mrs. Catharine Hamilton
Mrs. Marillyn Hewson and Mr. James Hewson
The Honorable Fiona Hill and Mr. Kenneth Keen
The Honorable Stuart Holliday, former Ambassador for the United States, and Mrs. Gwen Holliday
The Honorable John F. Kelly and Mrs. Karen Kelly
The Honorable John Kennedy, United States Senator from Louisiana, and Mrs. Rebecca Kennedy
The Honorable Henry Kissinger and Mrs. Nancy Kissinger
Mr. Henry Kravis and Mrs. Marie-Josée Kravis
The Honorable Lawrence Kudlow and Mrs. Judith Kudlow
The Honorable Jared Kushner and The Honorable Ivanka Trump
Ms. Christine Lagarde
The Honorable Ronald Lauder, former Ambassador for the United States, and Mrs. Jo Carole Lauder
His Excellency Aurélien Lechevallier, Deputy Diplomatic Advisor, G7 and G20 Sherpa of the President of the Republic
The Honorable Paul LePage, Governor of Maine and Ms. Lauren LePage
The Honorable Christopher Liddell and Mrs. Renee Liddell
His Excellency Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy and Finance
The Honorable James Mattis, Secretary of Defense
The Honorable Kevin McCarthy and Mrs. Judy McCarthy
The Honorable Jamie McCourt, American Ambassador
Mrs. Ronna McDaniel and Mr. Patrick McDaniel
The Honorable Stephen Miller
Mr. Emmanuel Miquel
The Honorable Aaron Wess Mitchell and Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell
The Honorable Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury and Ms. Louise Linton
Dr. Mary Morton and Mr. Keith Forman
Mr. Rupert Murdoch and Mrs. Jerry Murdoch
The Honorable Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security and Mr. Chad Wolf
Her Excellency Florence Parly, Minister for the Armed Forces
The Vice President of the United States and Mrs. Karen Pence
Mr. Emanuel Perrotin
Mr. Thomas Pesquet
The Most Revered Christophe Pierre, Titular Archbishop of Guneia, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States
Mr. Hervé Pierre Braillard
The Honorable Michael Pompeo and Mrs. Susan Pompeo
The Honorable Dina Powell and The Honorable David McCormick
General Benoît Puga
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and Mrs. Jane Roberts
Admiral Bernard Rogel
The Honorable John F. W. Rogers and Ms. Deborah Lehr
Mrs. Virginia Rometty and Mr. Anthony Mark Rometty
The Honorable, Wilbur L. Ross, Junior, The Secretary of Commerce and Mrs. Hilary Ross
The Honorable Edward Royce, United States Representative from California and Mrs. Maria Royce
Mr. David Rubenstein and Ms. Gabrielle Rubenstein
The Honorable, Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and Mrs. Janna Ryan
The Honorable Sarah Sanders and Mr. Bryan Sanders
Her Excellency Marielle de Sarnez, National Assembly Member for Paris, President of the National Assembly Foreign Affairs Committee
Mr. Guy Savoy
Mr. Stephen Schwarzman and Mrs. Christine Schwarzman
The Honorable Thomas Shannon, Jr.
Mr. John Shuster
Ms. Annette Simmons and Mr. Gerald Fronterhouse
Mr. Frederick Smith and Mrs. Diane Smith
The Honorable, John J. Sullivan, Deputy Secretary of State and Ms. Graciela Rodriguez
Mrs. Julie Sweet and Mr. Chad Sweet
Mr. Hugo Verges
Dr. Benedict Wolf and Mrs. Ursula Wolf
Anybody know why some people are referred to as “The Honorable”, and others as “Mr.” or “Mrs.”?
United States of America Edit
In the United States of America, the prefix the Honorable has been used to formally address various officials at the federal and state levels, but it is most commonly used for the President, governors of states, and judges and members of Congress when formally addressing them. Modifiers such as the Right Honorable or the Most Honorable are not used. The “t” in “the” is not capitalized in the middle of a sentence.
Under the rules of etiquette, the President, Vice President, members of both houses of Congress, governors of states, members of state legislatures, and mayors are accorded the title. Persons appointed to office nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate are accorded the title; this rule includes members of the Cabinet and sub-Cabinet (such as deputies and undersecretaries), administrators, members, and commissioners of the various independent agencies, councils, commissions, and boards, federal judges, ambassadors of the United States, U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Marshals, the Librarian of Congress and Public Printer of the United States, and presidentially appointed inspectors general.
High state officials other than governor, such as lieutenant governor and state attorneys general are also accorded the title of “the Honorable.” State court judges and justices, like federal judges, also are accorded “the Honorable” title. Practices vary on whether appointed state official, such as the heads of state Cabinet-level departments are given the title. There is also no universal rule for whether city officials other than the mayor (such as city council, board of aldermen, board of selectmen, planning and zoning commission members, and code enforcement board members, or city manager or police chief or fire chief) are given the title; local practices vary.
Members of the White House staff at the rank of special assistant, deputy assistant, assistant to the president, and Counselor to the President are accorded the title, although one writer disagrees. Officials nominated to high office but not yet confirmed (e.g., commissioner-designate) and interim or acting officials are generally not accorded the title “the Honorable,” except for Cabinet-level officials.
Opinions vary on whether the term “the Honorable” is accorded for life. According to the protocols of the U.S. Department of State, all persons who have been in a position that entitled them to “The Honorable” continue to retain that honorific title even after they leave that position.  However, The State Department is not an authority on state and local officials such as mayors, members of state legislatures, and high state officials. It should never, however, based on the rules of etiquette, be used for persons who are deceased.
Some estimate that in the United States there are nearly 100,000 people who are accorded the “Honorable” title, many in the Washington, D.C. region. Although the civilian officials, including the service secretaries (e.g., Secretary of the Army) of the Pentagon receive the title, military officers do not receive this title, although they are confirmed by the Senate.
In the Commonwealth of Kentucky, commissioned Kentucky colonels are considered members of the governor’s staff and his honorary aides-de-camp, and as such are entitled to the style of Honorable as indicated on their commission certificates. The commission and letters patent granted by the governor and secretary of state bestowing the title of Kentucky colonel refers to the honoree as “Honorable First Name Last Name.” However, this style is rarely used with most Kentucky colonels preferring to be referred to and addressed as colonel.
The style The Honorable is used on envelopes when referring to an individual in the third person. It is never used to refer to oneself.
A spouse of someone with the style of The Honorable receives no additional style, unless personally entitled to the style in his or her own right by virtue of holding, or having held, one of the offices mentioned above.
The Honorable Czar, I’m pissed now…….we were not invited………..
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