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Michelle Obama criticizes the worship of celebrities, sports stars
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Posted on 05/18/2013 9:25:08 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Michelle Obama criticizes the worship of celebrities, sports stars

By Emily Goodin - 05/17/13 02:06 PM ET

Michelle Obama on Friday urged black youth to stay in school instead of dropping out to become a "baller or a rapper."

The first lady, speaking to graduates at Bowie State University, a historically black college, criticized the worship of sports stars and celebrities.

"Today, instead of walking miles every day to school, they’re sitting on couches for hours playing video games, watching TV," she said of black youth. "Instead of dreaming of being a teacher or a lawyer or a business leader, they’re fantasizing about being a baller or a rapper."

She went on to point out the high dropout rate for black students.

"Right now, one in three African-American students are dropping out of high school. Only one in five African-Americans between the ages of 25 and 29 has gotten a college degree — one in five," she said.

The first lady also encouraged parents to turn off the TV and take away video games.

"Take a stand against the media that elevates today’s celebrity gossip instead of the serious issues of our time. Take a stand against the culture that glorifies instant gratification instead of hard work and lasting success," she said.

Obama was giving her second commencement address of the graduation season. She spoke to students at Eastern Kentucky University earlier this month and will address graduates Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet School in Nashville, Tenn., on May 18.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: celebrity; goebbelswouldbeproud; liberalagenda; lowinformationvoters; michelleobama; nannystate; obamalies; stateasparent
If you're a liberal it's easy to get away with saying one thing and doing the opposite........
1 posted on 05/18/2013 9:25:08 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver; All

funny shoe doesn’t criticize the worship of false prophets or cowards who stole elections and became POTUS like her husband....


2 posted on 05/18/2013 9:26:24 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: God luvs America

^she


3 posted on 05/18/2013 9:26:47 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess she criticizes herself, then.....


4 posted on 05/18/2013 9:27:32 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Sub-Driver

So only worship of the country’s leader is approved?


5 posted on 05/18/2013 9:28:45 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Sub-Driver

Lmfao.


6 posted on 05/18/2013 9:30:30 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who are those people that keep showing up at the preezy’s weekly soirées?


7 posted on 05/18/2013 9:30:47 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Plan "B" is now Plan "A")
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To: Sub-Driver

Said the woman who announced the nominees for Best Picture at the Oscars.


8 posted on 05/18/2013 9:31:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: God luvs America

Bingo! They can’t stand the competition.


9 posted on 05/18/2013 9:33:36 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: Sub-Driver

I thought The Wookie was on vacation?


10 posted on 05/18/2013 9:36:38 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Sub-Driver

HYPOCRITE


11 posted on 05/18/2013 9:36:54 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a blowhard.


12 posted on 05/18/2013 9:38:31 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Sub-Driver
The first lady, speaking to graduates at Bowie State University, a historically black college, criticized the worship of sports stars and celebrities.


13 posted on 05/18/2013 9:41:39 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: bmwcyle

Michelle Obama is the lowest form of humanity, the bride of Satan (her husband, Barack Hussein)!!! Black Americans will never recover from supporting criminal, America hater, Barack Hussein Obama!!! IMHO......this low life, Obama & his criminal ilk, have stolen a Presidential election!!!


14 posted on 05/18/2013 9:43:27 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Obama’s don’t worship the pop star culture. They are worshiped by it. Obama is the king of personality cultdom.

The problem with getting black youth off the streets and away from the gangsta culture is that it is everywhere they go. The daddies are gone, unknown, or part of the gangsta culture, which is a militant rejection of the white man’s culture. The mothers go through lots of daddies, have lots of children and lots of abortions, and they are part of the gangsta culture. Schools, music, movies and black politicians help reinforce the militant rebellion, helping keep black kids in the gangsta culture. If blacks want to change what is happening to black children, they will have to change the culture. Those that have decided to do that have, for the most part, encouraged Islam, because it goes so well with militancy and anti Western sentiment. That turns militants into future terrorists, which is what the left wants.


15 posted on 05/18/2013 9:48:27 AM PDT by pallis
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To: bmwcyle
WH house to worship Carole King next week:

Carole King to Receive Gershwin Prize From President Obama at the White House

16 posted on 05/18/2013 9:50:59 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Sub-Driver

These two would be perfect to take over control of another country.

Like North Korea.


17 posted on 05/18/2013 9:52:54 AM PDT by Spartan302 (Spartans never quit, they come back later with more warriors. Asymmetrical Warfare.)
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To: Sub-Driver; mickie; flaglady47
She doesn't seem to care that her husband loves to mix with the rappers and pop singers that he hires for private concerts in the White House.

Nor does she seem to care that he loves to jet to LA and Las Vegas to rub elbows with the rich and famous who populate these western la-la lands and contribute to his war chest.

It's always do as we say with this deceitful, hypocritical couple, not do as we do. And Moochelle Antoinette just CANNOT keep her Big Momma mouth shut on what everyone should do in their lives.

I don't think they're particularly star-struck....they just want to continually surround themselves with rich, powerful, talented and beautiful people to show the world that they've also "arrived".

And they both enjoy being the very "celebrities" she advises college youth not to worship.

Leni

18 posted on 05/18/2013 9:53:36 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Sub-Driver
Ok, this is satire, right?

Who is Moochele and her concubine having over this week to party?

5.56mm

19 posted on 05/18/2013 9:54:07 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Sub-Driver

Boys....Your father balled and did coke. What better example can you have? Keep up the good work!


20 posted on 05/18/2013 9:58:51 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sub-Driver

Kind of ironic.

Sports and Entertainment are the only two legal, competitive professions in which Black Americans excel.

And Michelle criticizes those who aspire to work there?

Oh, well.

Back to drug dealing, welfare, and Affirmative Action paychecks.


21 posted on 05/18/2013 9:59:38 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Sub-Driver
 photo rahrah-obama.jpg
22 posted on 05/18/2013 10:01:16 AM PDT by mikrofon (Monkey Say, Monkey Do)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh, where to begin? The irony is delicious.


23 posted on 05/18/2013 10:04:31 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: LostInBayport
Awesome post, Lost.

Please send that to the White House!

Re: “Bayport”

Are you a fan of the old “Hardy Boys” detective novels?

Bayport is their home town.

24 posted on 05/18/2013 10:07:26 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Mike Darancette

You mean Shelly isn’t honoring and meeting for deep discussions with the physicists and scientists and intellectuals of the day?


25 posted on 05/18/2013 10:10:56 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Mike Darancette

You mean Shelly isn’t honoring and meeting for deep discussions with the physicists and scientists and intellectuals of the day?


26 posted on 05/18/2013 10:11:22 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess she doesn’t understand irony.


27 posted on 05/18/2013 10:23:06 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: God luvs America
Not to mention the hypocrisy in her statements....She sure loves to invite and entertain Hollywood at the White House.
28 posted on 05/18/2013 10:28:21 AM PDT by caww
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To: Sub-Driver

29 posted on 05/18/2013 10:50:09 AM PDT by Absolutely Spiffing Old Bean
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To: Sub-Driver

What Michelle is saying is that hey everyone, worship her husband instead..Hey Michelle, maybe you should convey the not worshipping sports stars to your husband, who was so giddy about calling Jason Collins, a has been basketball player who averaged 2 points a game, because he is a fudge packer


30 posted on 05/18/2013 10:56:56 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sub-Driver

You’re not supposed to worship those people. You’re supposed to worship the Obamas.


31 posted on 05/18/2013 10:57:34 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If it weren’t for celebrity worship her husband would not be president. I don’t know what percentage (80-90?) but a solid majority of Obama’s supporters could not name and define a single Obama policy.


32 posted on 05/18/2013 11:06:40 AM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: Olog-hai
So only worship of the country’s leader is approved?

Well they are monotheists.

33 posted on 05/18/2013 11:12:34 AM PDT by garbanzo (Welcome to the jungle, it gets worse here every day)
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To: Sub-Driver
The happy snapper speaks...


34 posted on 05/18/2013 11:14:56 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron. No, they are both.)
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To: illiac

No, Michelle thinks they should be worshiping her.


35 posted on 05/18/2013 11:18:53 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Sub-Driver

If they are a homosexual basketball player that’s acceptable.


36 posted on 05/18/2013 11:56:10 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Sub-Driver; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Mrs. Obama must not get out much.


37 posted on 05/18/2013 12:27:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: zeestephen
Are you a fan of the old “Hardy Boys” detective novels? Bayport is their home town.

You are the only FReeper to figure that out (at least, figure it out and mention it to me)! Cheers to you my FRiend!
38 posted on 05/18/2013 12:42:36 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is being a baller like being a baby daddy?


39 posted on 05/18/2013 3:03:22 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Right now, one in three African-American students are dropping out of high school. Only one in five African-Americans between the ages of 25 and 29 has gotten a college degree — one in five," she said.

Did Buh-rock get a degree, Mooch? How do we know since his transcripts are locked up.

40 posted on 05/18/2013 3:04:58 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: LostInBayport
I plead guilty to old age.

I recall that new books would come out during our summer vacation, every year or two.

I had two brothers, and my father who would only buy one copy, so you can imagine the war that would set off in the back seat as to who got to read it first.

In the 1950’s and 60’s my Dad owned a hotel and worked 24/7 for 10 months a year.

Then we'd go on vacation for two months, driving all over America.

Mom, Dad, and three boys jammed into a car all day and then jammed into one motel room all night.

Looking back, I rather doubt my parents thought that was a “vacation.”

As the new book release date approached, we would make my Dad drive around every town we passed through and look for bookstores.

At some point in the 1960’s, I remember the price went over $2.00.

My Dad groused all afternoon that they jacked the price up because we were from “out of town.”

41 posted on 05/18/2013 3:54:41 PM PDT by zeestephen
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