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WashPost Indicts Football Coach, Rush Limbaugh for Racist Insults of Mrs. Obama, Black Womanhood
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Posted on 02/05/2013 5:02:49 AM PST by chessplayer

The Washington Post is suggesting Tuesday that it's somehow national news that a high-school football coach in northern Alabama was caught on tape mocking Michelle Obama for having a "fat butt."

Post reporter Krissah Thompson used this mini-story -- football coach secretly recorded by students who apparently want him fired, and he's already been suspended -- to remind people that Rush Limbaugh and Rep. James Sensenbrenner have also mocked the First Lady's rear end, and this means our "country of white people" are "not showing adequate respect for and devaluing the bodies of black women." Unsurprisingly, then the Post connects this to "historical antecedents" in slave times:

Her presence as first lady challenges the historic view of a black woman’s place and notions of beauty, says Michaela Angela Davis, a fashion expert who has campaigned for more positive images of black women in the media. “Michelle is black from a distance. She’s a REAL black girl,” Davis says. “A lot of people have tried to make diversity into this weird beige thing. Her presence is just really powerful to interject into the global consciousness.”

The first lady’s critics “are reacting to the culture in which they’ve grown up or they are using it as a code to racialize Michelle Obama and remind people that she’s black,” says Andra Gillespie, an associate professor of political science at Emory University. “It is unreasonable to expect a nearly 50-year-old woman to have the body of a 25-year-old.


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KEYWORDS: limbaugh; michelle; racecard; rush
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She's a REAL black girl,,,unlike all the fake black girls out there. And Gillespie is admitting she has a fat butt, but you just can't say it,,,or you're a racist.
1 posted on 02/05/2013 5:02:53 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
que the fat butt pics...
2 posted on 02/05/2013 5:06:26 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: chessplayer

I didn’t notice Michelle’s butt until now. I’ll have to look and evaluate for myself with all of this publicity. Now the whole nation knows.


3 posted on 02/05/2013 5:08:00 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: chessplayer

i read this on Drudge. So the coach has to APOLIGIZE for saying the Yeti has a big butt?
SHE DOES!!! it is a plain fact. He did not insult her.


4 posted on 02/05/2013 5:08:54 AM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!! STILL!!!)
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To: chessplayer
The thread is already down to competing versions of 'baby got back' ~ so there you have it.

Michelle definitely has one of those classic derrieres that so many women try to get rid of to no avail. She imagines that if the national diet were changed to starvation mode that would help her shed a few pounds as well ~ but sorry, does not compute. The genes pack it on and there it is.

We all understand this ~ but Michelle is not exhibiting good mental health by fighting her genes, and then making the rest of us live out her failed solution.

5 posted on 02/05/2013 5:08:54 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: chessplayer

As others have noted on the post about the article...That piece about Rush is a lie or sloppy journalism..both.

He calls her Michelle, ma Belle, not Michelle, my butt. But keep trying, media. I have other words for her...not printable, though.


6 posted on 02/05/2013 5:10:03 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: chessplayer
they are using it as a code to racialize Michelle Obama

Please he'p me, I done been RACIALIZED !

What the heck does that even MEAN ???

and remind people that she’s black

As if all the other reminders from twits like you weren't enough...

7 posted on 02/05/2013 5:10:18 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: chessplayer

If you are going to chastise people for eating poorly and change school menus, you need to be held accountable.


8 posted on 02/05/2013 5:10:21 AM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: chessplayer
An observation, not an insult: baby got back.

5.56mm

9 posted on 02/05/2013 5:11:17 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: chessplayer
Can't resist Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back
10 posted on 02/05/2013 5:16:17 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (01-21-13, Obama declares war on The Constitution of the United States)
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To: chessplayer

Sorry. Your RACE card has expired.
Perhaps people are just tired of being dictated to about what’s best for us when it’s coming from such a group of hypocritical con artists.


11 posted on 02/05/2013 5:16:52 AM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: chessplayer
"She's a REAL black girl,,,unlike all the fake black girls out there. And Gillespie is admitting she has a fat butt, but you just can't say it,,,or you're a racist."

Translation:

The word Hottentot is first recorded in the late 17th century and was a name applied by white Europeans to the Khoikhoi. It is now regarded as offensive with reference to people and should always be avoided in favour of Khoikhoi or the names of the particular peoples.

Michelle carries genes of the KhoiKhoi tribe of South Africa

12 posted on 02/05/2013 5:22:50 AM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

I can’t begin to count the number of “fat” remarks and jokes I have heard from liberals about Rush Limbaugh. He should go back and demand an apology from each and every one of them.


13 posted on 02/05/2013 5:23:07 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: chessplayer

14 posted on 02/05/2013 5:24:47 AM PST by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: chessplayer

She inserted her butt into the fray, with the limit on calories in the school lunches and elimination of sweets. Doesn’t look like she practices what she preaches.


15 posted on 02/05/2013 5:26:09 AM PST by grb
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To: chessplayer

As a long time listener of Rush I have never heard him say Michelle My Butt Obama, he has said Michelle My Belle Obama. I hope Rush sues the bastards.


16 posted on 02/05/2013 5:28:26 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlRXQEA0yj0

Couldn’t resist either.


17 posted on 02/05/2013 5:31:09 AM PST by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: chessplayer

I’m not saying she has a big butt, but she does emit shrill beeping noises when she backs up.


18 posted on 02/05/2013 5:31:17 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: chessplayer

Michelle Obama is Chewbacca with a whole body shave.


19 posted on 02/05/2013 5:31:48 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: muir_redwoods

If that’s racist, I apologize to Wookies everywhere


20 posted on 02/05/2013 5:33:05 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: kenmcg

Actually when he responds to this piece of trash, like he probably will today, he will get to actually utter those words which he has never uttered before.

Meanwhile, this is an issue designed to move the focus from our real problems to something that is a non issue or not important.


21 posted on 02/05/2013 5:33:43 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: chessplayer

Maybe people can say she is big-boned? That is how I used to hear people describe certain people, and it had NOTHING to do with race. Her race (and Barry’s), is used as a crutch to shiled them from everything. It is silly and demeaning to all.


22 posted on 02/05/2013 5:35:05 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: capt. norm

The pic needs one more arrow to complete the meme. One to her face with the word “grump”.


23 posted on 02/05/2013 5:38:27 AM PST by ResponseAbility (The truth of liberalism is the stupid can feel smart, the lazy entitled, and the immoral unashamed)
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To: chessplayer
"Our "country of white people" are "not showing adequate respect for and devaluing the bodies of black women."

Gillespie is the one with the racism and bias by making statements such as this. To paraphrase M L King: People should be evaluated by the content of their character, not the size of their butt.

I have examined the content of Michelle's character, and find it lacking. I have also examined the size of her butt, and do not find it lacking.

24 posted on 02/05/2013 5:41:53 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: chessplayer

Listen to Rush regularly, never heard him refer to Michelle as “my butt” Obama; but, have heard him say “Moochelle” and “My belle” Obama. IMHO, the quote from WP about “my butt” is out and out lie.


25 posted on 02/05/2013 5:45:05 AM PST by izzatzo
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To: chessplayer

I don’t find Michelle Obama attractive, but that has a whole lot more to do with the apparent snobbery, arrogance, and anger than with her size. However, it’s not productive to focus on her in any respect. The real threat is her husband and those who support him, and we cannot afford to divide our attention when freedom is facing immediate and exceptionally grave danger from the man in our White House.


26 posted on 02/05/2013 5:46:34 AM PST by Pollster1
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To: chessplayer

What’s a Krissah?


27 posted on 02/05/2013 5:47:31 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: chessplayer

When you’re out there trying to REGULATE WHAT WE EAT, you better be prepared to take some heat!

“Longfellow”


28 posted on 02/05/2013 5:48:11 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: chessplayer
Rush calls her Moochelle, My Bell.

Has a nice ring to it.

29 posted on 02/05/2013 5:50:42 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: chessplayer

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Moochelle got a butt like a B-52


30 posted on 02/05/2013 5:52:18 AM PST by dforest
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To: Izzy Dunne

What the heck does that even MEAN ???....I think it means she’s been disenfrenchfried.


31 posted on 02/05/2013 5:52:58 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: chessplayer

“Do I look fat in this dress?”

“Yes, but you’d look fat in any dress. You’re fat.”


32 posted on 02/05/2013 5:53:46 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: chessplayer
"Post reporter Krissah Thompson used this mini-story -- football coach secretly recorded by students who apparently want him fired, and he's already been suspended -- to remind people that Rush Limbaugh and Rep. James Sensenbrenner have also mocked the First Lady's rear end, and this means our "country of white people" are "not showing adequate respect for and devaluing the bodies of black women."


Well Krissy .. it's then .... an anatomical observation.

Is it OK to just tell you

gfy

??

33 posted on 02/05/2013 5:53:53 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: DJ Taylor
“Khoikhoi tribe”

Thanks for that. I knew a black woman years ago who was almost an exact double of Michelle. Same height same body shape almost identical facial features. She was a huge powerful woman with long arms and legs and high cheekbones. Michelle is not fat she is just big. I always felt like it was a tribal thing.

34 posted on 02/05/2013 5:54:35 AM PST by Ditter
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OK, I get it! Quit making fun of "Angry Wookie's" fat butt!

Fine! I'm no "racist!"

Mark

35 posted on 02/05/2013 5:55:14 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: ronniesgal

But she doesn’t indict rap music and rap musicians?


36 posted on 02/05/2013 5:57:33 AM PST by Josa
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To: Altura Ct.

“Krissah Thompson” is a professional race baiter.

The Washington Post and most major dailies have them in their stable of writers.


37 posted on 02/05/2013 5:59:54 AM PST by billhilly
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To: Altura Ct.

Krissah Thompson

38 posted on 02/05/2013 6:00:50 AM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: SueRae

...and of course, no Obama supporters ever called Rush fat or anything....


39 posted on 02/05/2013 6:01:31 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: P-Marlowe

Or, two totally different questions, altho many people confuse them:

“Do I look fat in this dress?”

“Does this dress make me look fat?”


40 posted on 02/05/2013 6:03:38 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Josa

41 posted on 02/05/2013 6:03:38 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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this means our "country of white people"

Oh the irony. This was the Democratic Party's official and non-official national campaign slogan from the 1860s through the 1950s.

42 posted on 02/05/2013 6:10:36 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: ResponseAbility

It sure does! Point it at the scowl she wears so often.


43 posted on 02/05/2013 6:13:25 AM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: chessplayer

LOL


44 posted on 02/05/2013 6:14:53 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: chessplayer

45 posted on 02/05/2013 6:19:01 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, Period, end of conversation.)
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To: chessplayer

I have NEVER heard Rush refer to Obama’s fat ass wife as Michelle ‘My Butt” Obama. He calls her Michelle “My Belle” Obama which can actually be a term of endearment. The Washington Post and / or it’s author should be royally sued by Rush.


46 posted on 02/05/2013 6:21:13 AM PST by NY Cajun
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To: P-Marlowe

“Yes, but you’d look fat in any dress. You’re fat.”

FACT: Fat people have big butts.
FACT: A moment on the lips, forever on the hips (and butt)

(Been there, took care of the problem)


47 posted on 02/05/2013 6:26:16 AM PST by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Answer to the second question is “No”...

(it’s not the dress that’s making you look fat)


48 posted on 02/05/2013 6:31:03 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ronniesgal

And she wants Americans to oon a diet while she has a butt that weighs 50 lbs on it’s own...lol


49 posted on 02/05/2013 6:36:32 AM PST by jsanders2001
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And she wants Americans to go on a diet while she has a butt that weighs 50 lbs on it’s own. I don think she’s on a diet from the looks of ir...lol


50 posted on 02/05/2013 6:37:23 AM PST by jsanders2001
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