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  • Does America now have a bald FLOTUS? What happened to Michelle's hair?

    03/25/2015 8:27:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/25/2015 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Michelle Obama is home from her #letgirlslearn swing through Asia and back to hawking fruits and veggies from the stainless steel area deep within the hallowed halls of the White House kitchen. Appearing for a segment on Jeopardy, the million-dollar question has now become: what happened to Michelle’s hair? Surrounded by a harvest brimming with God’s bounty and standing in front of a very large soup pot, the FLOTUS sported a hairdo that gave the optical illusion of baldheadedness. Looking like a female rendition of her husband’s hairdo in between dye jobs, Michelle seemed totally unaware of people not...
  • Government Panel Calls for Measures to Upgrade Our Health SATIRE

    02/23/2015 12:57:18 PM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) issued a 571 page report outlining its recommendations for transforming Americans' health. Citing persistent high levels of overweight and obesity, the report proposed "strategies across multiple settings, including health care, communities, schools, work sites, and families." First Lady Michelle Obama hailed the report as "the guiding light toward a healthier and happier America. The notion that individuals can be left on their own to choose what they eat and how much to exercise has proven to be a failure. DGAC's call for 'trained interventionists' to take charge is the right message at the right...
  • FLOTUS Don't Need No Stinkin' Decorum: Funny Or Die? Every vote matters.

    02/21/2015 7:45:30 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-21-2015 | MOTUS
    I was going through my mailbag yesterday to see what I missed when I ran across this promo from last week:My first thought was, Youve never been to my website, have you Nick?Butt even though Ive no idea who Billy on the Street is and never heard of Ariana Grande, I decided to play along - because they obviously dont know who I am either.So, I watched it, the entire, tortuous 12 minutes 35 seconds. All I can say is entertainment isnt what it used to be, butt then, what is? With that in mind, Im sharing Nicks exciting FLOTUS-Big...
  • Michelle Obama Is Not Amused While Meeting New King of Saudi Arabia: Photos

    01/28/2015 7:27:38 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 160 replies
    US Weekly - Yahoo ^ | 1/28 | US Weekly via Yahoo
    Talk about a fierce frown from FLOTUS! Michelle Obama's disapproving expression while meeting the new leader of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, Jan. 27, said it all -- and it's gone viral. The First Lady, 51, was snapped alongside her husband Barack Obama in Riyadh, paying respects to King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the successor of the late King Abdullah, during what was a quick stop in the country for the funeral. As King Salman shook hands with the President, the First Lady was photographed frowning at the royal. At times, she looked rather uncomfortable and annoyed, even, as she and her...
  • Michelle is not impressed: The First Lady does not look happy to be meeting Saudi king..

    01/27/2015 12:12:37 PM PST · by maggief · 188 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 27, 2015 | ASHLEY COLLMAN
    Michelle Obama did not look happy today when she had to cut short her visit to India to accompany her husband on a trip to a country where women aren't even allowed to drive cars. The First Lady bowed and beamed as she boarded Air Force One in New Dehli on Tuesday, but by the time she landed in Saudi Arabia a few hours later, she had traded her floral dress for a more conservative long-sleeved jacket and slacks - as well as a new scorned expression. In pictures at the airport and Egra Palace, Mrs Obama pursed her lips...
  • Trove of Hillary Clintons policy work as first lady papers set for release

    01/25/2015 8:48:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 25, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This announcement actually came out almost a week ago, arriving with little fanfare or notice, given all the other global events which were unfolding. The archivists for the Clinton Library sent notice that they were preparing to release a “huge trove or records” (as Politico put it) relating to Hillary Clinton’s policy work during her time as First Lady in Bill Clinton’s White House. The descriptions here beggar the imagination and probably overshadow the fact that they will just coincidentally be coming out just when Hillary’s expected POTUS run is kicking into high gear. A massive collection of documents related...
  • Im too sexy for my thumbs; too sexy for my gum, too sexy for my bum

    12/06/2014 7:07:17 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-6-2014 | MOTUS
    Well this should be fun! Let’s have a “who’s too sexiest” contest. That’s “sexiest” not “sexist” – big difference; one is, like, sexy and the other is like, well, “War On Women.”So first up, the original too sexiest guy: I’m Too Sexy – by one-hit-wonder, Right Said Fred.Next, the 2014 fan fiction remake of I’m Too Sexy – by two-bit-Wonder, Barack Hussein Obama. (h/t Abenaki and Weasel Zippers)Stupid, yet oddly addictive…the “I’m So Sexy” song, I mean. And although it’s a well known fact that Halfrican men can’t dance (‘cos they’re too sexy or something); Big Guy still manages to...
  • A Happy Halloween Stroll Down FLOTUS Costume Memory Lane: Boo Hiss

    10/31/2014 6:13:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-31-2014 | MOTUS
    Im leaving you to your own devices today as Im going to be very busy. In addition to preparations for the annual Big White Halloween Trick or Treat fest, Im hosting an after-party for my friends. Ill be making my famous Choucroute Garni a wonderful Octoberfest meal packed with sauerkraut and all things pork. It sounds German butt is actually a French wine harvest dish from Alsace-Lorraine home, as you may recall, of several of my mirror ancestors: Laurent Cassegrain and Henri Chrtien: I am a fraternal twin (female). My brother (Hub) is the mirror in the Hubble...
  • Reach Higher! Hell, Why Not Go For The White House?

    09/09/2014 5:04:24 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-9-2014 | MOTUS
    I guess Ive been a little off my game lately, butt in my defense, I hadnt even noticed until Little Mo pointed out that Ive been wasting a lot of valuable Ethernet time/space yacking about racist topics like ISIS/ISIL/IS/ISZ, Benghazi, IRS, Fast & Furious and how Putin is rebuilding the Soviet Union one country at a time. As a result, he reminded me that Ive been giving short shrift to the more important issues facing our country, like renegade schools that are dumping Lady Ms Healthy Lunch & Snack Programs. Because kids just wont eat them. So theyre hungry all...
  • Lady Ms Summer 2014 Frocky Horror Picture Show: Part 1

    08/03/2014 6:29:52 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-3-2014 | MOTUS
    I feel as if Ive given Lady M short shrift these past weeks. And after all, it isnt her fault that her neer do well husband has been creatin dealin with crisis after crisis around the world. So today is dedicated to catching up on Lady Ms frocks of summer that weve missed out on amidst all the messes crises catastrophes calamities Overseas Contingency Operations going on at home as well as abroad.Before we start, let me just remind you that BLM (Before Lady M) everybody and I mean EVERYbody wore pantsuits: And sleeves.Then came our Fashion Icon...
  • Michelle Obama In Hot Water Over Racial Slur

    06/26/2014 7:56:38 PM PDT · by kingattax · 60 replies
    Mad World News ^ | JUNE 26, 2014 | AMANDA SHEA
    It seems as though the racist accusations have turned on First Lady Michelle Obama after she made a grammar gaffe on Monday while speaking about part-time job salaries. Unlike when she inappropriately slanders someone or something for being racist, in her recent offending comments she was in fact acting the part. The First Lady used the word gypped while describing the earnings for part-time jobs, with specific regard to when she herself was a working mother as an ABC news reporter at the White House Summit on Working Families. The remark is now drawing some criticism from media outlets for...
  • Its Only Monday and Im Already Down So Low It Looks Like Up To Me

    06/23/2014 4:35:51 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-23-2014 | MOTUS
    Todays Reflection: If you can explain this in one sentence, consider it a caption contest. If you need a few more paragraphs, feel free to elaborate; Im certain America will appreciate any insight you can bring. Heres Lady M, with the sons Big Guy never had. They dont call her Hoochie Mama for nothin you know. #BringBackTheGirls - Because who would use hashtags for propaganda? Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
  • Islamists Mock Michelle Obama: #BringBackOurHumvee

    06/18/2014 10:07:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    www.thegatewaypundit.com/ ^ | Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 10:29 AM | Jim Hoft
    ISIS supporters mocked First Lady Michelle Obama today. Of course, this is a play on Michelle Obamas famous tweet in support of the kidnapped Nigerian Christian schoolgirls in May. The girls were kidnapped by Islamic Boko Haram terrorists.
  • Isis Mocks Michelle Obama, Parades English-Speaking Jihadist Imported From Uk

    06/20/2014 4:35:09 PM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jun 2014 | by FRANCES MARTEL
    Michelle Obama's #bringbackourgirls tweet has become the laughingstock of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), the militant jihadist group terrorizing Iraq. Jihadists have allegedly doctored the original photo of the First Lady brandishing a hashtag and added "#bringbackourhumvee," a reference to stolen American military equipment. The #bringbackourhumvee hashtag is now full of variations on the original image, in which the First Lady holds up a piece of paper with the hashtag associated with the more than 200 girls abducted by jihadist terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria. The jihadists and supporters have doctored the photo to replace the...
  • FLOTUS: Amnesty President Obama's 'Top' Priority

    06/20/2014 8:47:58 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jun 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama repeated what her husband has said many times amnesty legislation is his top legislative priority. "Today, here in Washington, folks are still debating whether or not to fix our immigration system, even though just about everyone agrees that it is broken," she said at a naturalization ceremony. "I want you all to know that my husband has made this his top legislative priority because, at the end of the day, this fight isn't just about principles; it's about real people." Last year, President Barack Obama emphasized that amnesty legislation was his top legislative...
  • Obama: Michelle 'Bad Example for Pay Equality' Because She Works for Free

    06/19/2014 9:20:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 19, 2014 | William Bigelow
    Jumping on the bandwagon Hillary Clinton revved up with her comment saying she and her husband were broke when they left the White House, Barack Obama said Tuesday that his wife is "kind of a bad example" for the need for pay equality because she does the arduous job of being First Lady for free. At a discussion regarding manufacturing in Pittsburgh, Obama said, "I will say, the first lady's kind of a bad example because the first lady doesn't get paid. And she works pretty hard," then quickly added, "obviously, we're ok." Obama touted Michelle Obamas hard-nosed attitude when...
  • Just in time for Mothers Day: the Little Bag of MOO Essentials

    05/09/2014 6:39:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-9-2014 | MOTUS
    Its Friday again. Already. And because were all weary of the weeks *wretch-ed* news were going to do something different today. Since I was unable to attend the Second Annual Friends of MOTUS Flyover Fest (FFF) in Galveston last month, they sent me a commemorative goodie bag just like the one given to all the lucky attendees. My bag finally arrived (compliments of the US Postal service) so Im taking the opportunity to catalogue all the swag contained therein.First (and long gone), RobinH made professional, homemade sugar cookies shaped like sandcastles, complete with a flag flying atop! At first I...
  • Michelle Obama: 'splurging is the key to life'

    04/21/2014 12:11:38 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 89 replies
    A.P. ^ | April 20 2014 | STACY A. ANDERSON
    Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. "How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn't live without a little chocolate, a little French fries."
  • CURL: Shelly O The first lady comes in last (The Mooch is unlikeable - who knew?)

    04/21/2014 6:27:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 4/21/2014 | Joseph Curl
    This first lady has been the weakest and most trivial in a half-century, no substance, and not even any flash a Shelly O, maybe, but no Jackie O. One reason: Shes not all that likeable. She polls OK, but cmon, whod want to hang out with her? She just doesnt seem fun, often has on that Im-Not-Amused face. Something about her makes you think: Boy, shes angry about something. Remember that glare she gave the French first lady? How about that body language when hubby Barack was taking that selfie at the Nelson Mandela funeral (well, maybe she had...
  • Michelle Obama Should Not Be Paid As First Lady, Says Laura Bush

    04/19/2014 5:22:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | April 18, 2014
    Michelle Obama should not receive a salary as First Lady according to Laura Bush, who could definitely be said to be an expert on the subject. But these comments happen to stray into the political mine field of income inequality and the gender pay gap. In a related report by The Inquisitr, Michelle Obamas school lunch portions have been criticized heavily by students who are actually forced to eat her school cafeteria plans. In recent times, Barack and Michelle Obama have spoken about their plans for ending income inequality in America. The White House also came under fire when it...
  • 1,200 STUDENTS PETITION TO BLOCK MICHELLE O SPEECH

    04/19/2014 4:21:59 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | April 19,2014 | Drudge
    1,200 STUDENTS PETITION TO BLOCK MICHELLE O SPEECH http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2607817/Kansas-speech-Michelle-Obama-draws-complaints.html
  • Michelle Obama says high school not good enough, 'you have to go to college'

    04/17/2014 7:37:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | April 17, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Having a high school diploma isnt good enough to make it anymore, first lady Michelle Obama warned high school and college students at Howard University. No longer is high school the bar. That is not enough in todays globalizing economy. You have got to go to college, or get some kind of professional training beyond college, she said Thursday. It was the first of what is likely to be many more speeches on education as the first family readies for retirement and takes up helping younger Americans, especially blacks get a leg up. One of the things that Barack and...
  • Boy to Michelle Obama: 'Dear #FLOTUS, I Am Not a Knucklehead ...'

    03/31/2014 5:42:56 PM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | March 31, 2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    After first lady Michelle Obama jokingly referred to young people as "knuckleheads" on the "Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon on Friday, one boy decided to respond. Tanya Bachand, a mom who identified herself on Twitter as a Connecticut conservative and Tea Party supporter, tweeted out a photo of her son holding a sign in response. Dear #FLOTUS, I am not a knucklehead. I can read and I understand the Constitution," the message read. "#LetsMove on to shrinking the government so I can secure my own future."
  • Michelle Obama Lays Down A Healthy Foods Rap

    02/25/2014 9:35:10 PM PST · by taraytarah · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 25, 2014 | Breitbart News Network
    While first lady Michelle Obama was speaking at an event to propose limits on the types of foods advertised in schools, she did a few lines from a rap written by students at Marshall High School in Virginia...
  • The Painful Irony of Michelle Obama's $12,000 Dress

    02/14/2014 12:30:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier this week President Obama and the First Lady hosted French President Francois Hollande at the White House for an official state dinner. It was quite the affair with caviar, quail eggs, rib-eye and chocolate-malted ganache. In case you don't remember, Hollande is a full blown French socialist who deeply believes the only way to help the poor is by demonizing and soaking the rich. Hollande is currently moving forward with his plan in France to tax millionaires 75 percent after receiving approval from a court. President Obama holds similar views and has repeatedly told the rich they need to...
  • Mrs. Obama Takes a Jab at Us Wilderness Folks

    02/01/2014 3:36:11 PM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Todd Starnes
    First Lady Michelle Obama took a jab at rural Americans during a speech she delivered to Democrats at the posh Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, according to a White House transcript of her remarks.Her comments came as she was imploring the high-dollars donors to dig deep and max out their checking accounts. Leave San Francisco, she told the laughing audience. Leave this bastion. Go out in the wilderness. And roll up your sleeves because we know that those person-to-person contacts, those calls and doors knocked on, all of that can also mean the difference between victory and defeat. The wilderness?...
  • Laura Bush: Lets talk about the First Gentlemans weight (Barbara goes off on fat people)

    01/18/2014 4:38:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Washington Post's The Reliable Source ^ | January 17, 2014 | Emily Heil
    <p>Laura Bush cant wait to turn the tables on the first man to occupy the position she held as the spouse of a president. Maybe we should be that way about the First Gentleman, also, and really critique the way they look all the time, she said in an interview with C-SPAN, referring to the scrutiny so often heaped on first spouses who have all been women....</p>
  • Five myths about Michelle Obama (Challenging everything you think you know)

    01/12/2014 4:53:30 AM PST · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 12, 2014 | Robin Givhan
    Michelle Obama entered the White House as a chimera. To some, she was emblematic of fully realized African American womanhood and an incomparable fashion icon. To others, she was the voice of racial grievance, the nanny state and Seventh Avenue vanity. She has proved herself to be neither vengeful nor the patron saint of activist feminism. Yet misperceptions linger. So as she celebrates her 50th birthday, here are a few facts in the face of persistent fictions. 1. Michelle Obama is the most fashion-friendly first lady. [Snip] 2. She is a food tyrant of Bloombergian intolerance. [Snip] 3. Her legacy...
  • Todays Jaw-Dropper Michelle Obama Tells Supporters: We Dont Believe in Handouts and Free Rides

    01/07/2014 9:55:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 20, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Michelle Obama had the gall to tell supporters in New York City this week,We dont believe in handouts. We dont think anyone should get a free ride,What? Thats ALL they believe in is handouts and redistribution: ** Barack Obama has created two new food stamp recipients for every job created.** number of Americans on disability now exceeds the number of people in New York City.** Under Obamacare the Congressional Budget Office projects that nine million Americans would be added to Medicaids rolls in 2014.** 43% of Americans dont pay income tax.** Under Obama the US government now redistributes two trillion...
  • The Sun Sets on Washington D.C.

    10/03/2013 10:35:08 AM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 10/2/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    ...[President] Washington once said that government is a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Government has long ceased being a troublesome servant and has become our fearful master instead. Today the servants of the people have more servants of their own than many kings and queens. The government shutdown has forced Obama to make do with only a quarter of his 1,701 person staff. That would leave 436 vital employees. The 90 people who look after his living quarters would be slashed to 15 to provide minimum maintenance and support. Buckingham Palace, which is twelve times the size of the...
  • Michelle Obama Cant Tweet after Government Shutdown of her 16 Assistants

    10/02/2013 9:43:27 PM PDT · by grundle · 39 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | October 1, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Government Shutdown isn’t just hard for ordinary people. It’s also tough for the folks on top. A contingency plan has been developed to allow Obama to go on functioning with only 1/4 of his 1,701 person staff. And the effect is being felt even by Michelle Obama’s Twitter account. Sure Michelle Obama could take time out from her busy schedule to Tweet once every two days (that’s her average) but due to the Government Shutdown somehow impacting some of her 16 assistants, her Twitter account will now be “limited”. Maybe now she’ll only post once every four days. The...
  • Food Marketing and Advertising is None of Michelle Obama's Business

    09/18/2013 2:41:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 18, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Michelle Obama, first lady of the United States -- not content with botching the school lunch menu, not content with urging everybody to drink water so that they increase their exercise and energy level (which is a bogus thing) -- Michelle Obama "now wants food makers and entertainment companies to spend less time advertising sweet and salty foods to kids and more time promoting healthier options." Now, let me just say something. This is something that may not seem like a big deal to a lot of people. "Oh, the first lady just wants to help." Let...
  • Lets Drink to Phasing Out the First Lady: Office is a boondoggle & offense to women

    09/13/2013 5:19:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | September 13, 2013 | Nick Gillespie
    Just how bad is Americas underemployment crisis, in which college grads toil in dead-end jobs that dont even require higher education, much less advanced degrees? Consider this: The countrys leading health-and-nutrition buttinsky has not just one but two Ivy League diplomas and earned over a quarter-of-a-million dollars back in 2006, before the Great Recession destroyed the hopes and dreams of entire generations, including those not yet born. Now she makes no salary at all and provides diet-and-exercise information that doesnt even require a GED. I speak of course of First Lady Michelle Obama, whose bold new initiative aims to get...
  • What Michelle Obama can teach us about modern womanhood

    03/29/2013 10:52:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | March 30, 2013 | Sarah Hampson
    First came the bangs. Then a comedy sketch on NBCs Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Next, her unexpected presentation of the Oscar for Best Picture. Now, in April, she graces the cover of Vogue magazine, for the second time. Do we need any more confirmation of Michelle Obamas apotheosis? Some of the intense interest in the first lady may be owing to the fact that she is now inviting it. The second term of her husbands presidency gives her increased freedom to be herself, notes Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute at American University in Washington, D.C....
  • CNN Anchors Stunning Question to Laura Bush: To Affect Change Do We Just Need to Accept Some Anti-

    03/12/2013 8:26:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/12/13 | Becket Adams
    CNN anchor Erin Burnett during an interview with former first lady Laura Bush that aired Monday posed a bit of a head-scratcher: Should we accept anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism when we want to make change in the Middle East? See for yourself [courtesy NewsBusters]: An Egyptian woman, her names Samir Ibrahim, and shes done a lot of things, courageous things. Shes also been criticized for sending tweets that are anti-Semitic, anti-American, Burnnett said during a segment on the George W. Bush Institutes Womens Initiative Fellowship Program. Does the U.S. need to accept that when we want to make change? You have...
  • Veteran's Story About Michelle Obama Using War Amputees as Photo Props

    03/05/2013 2:16:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    soopermexican.com ^ | 3/5/13 | soopermexy
    I caught this story being posted, and asked for permission to blog it its pretty harrowing: J.R. Salzman @jrsalzman I've had veterans tell me a very similar story: Kids forced to go hungry for hours during Michelle Obama media event http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/04/lets-starve-kids-forced-to-go-hungry-for-hours-during-michelle-obama-media-event/ 5:12 PM - 04 Mar 13 J.R. Salzman @jrsalzman .@AZ_Susan She told the soldiers and caregivers from Walter Reed they were receiving an award and having a luncheon. Neither one existed. After considering whether to tell the story, J.R. relented: J.R. Salzman @jrsalzman In light of Michelle Obama using hungry school kids as props, let me tell...
  • Joe Biden Calls Michelle Obama's New Hairstyle Ghetto Chic (SATIRE)

    03/02/2013 7:48:30 PM PST · by CharlieD1 · 23 replies
    The Daily Rash ^ | January 2013 | The Daily Rash
    WASHINGTON At last nights White House state dinner honoring former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, Vice President Biden managed to ignite a bit of a firestorm when he addressed the honoree and distinguished guests. After thanking Mayor Barry for his public service and congratulating him on his many accomplishments, the vice president strayed off-script and embarked on a bewildering oration that left some of the dinner guests uneasy and all of the guests confused. Mr. Bidens discourse began to meander wildly when his subject matter shifted from Marion Barry to Mrs. Obamas new haircut. Ive always been a big fan...
  • Michelle Obama: The Business Case for Healthier Food Options

    02/28/2013 9:08:50 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 24 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2/27/2013 | Michelle Obama
    OPINION February 27, 2013, 7:29 p.m. ET Michelle Obama: The Business Case for Healthier Food Options In recent years, they have generated more than 70% of the growth in sales for packaged-goods companies. By MICHELLE OBAMA For years, America's childhood obesity crisis was viewed as an insurmountable problem, one that was too complicated and too entrenched to ever really solve. According to the conventional wisdom, healthy food simply didn't sellthe demand wasn't there and higher profits were found elsewhereso it just wasn't worth the investment. But thanks to businesses across the country, today we are proving the conventional wisdom wrong....
  • Mom Dancing??? Our FLOTUS???

    02/23/2013 8:07:38 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 26 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-23-2013 | MOTUS
    Submitted for your consideration without further comment: If that doesnt do it for you, theres much more: I cant do any more. Youre on your own ...Read the Rest here>>>
  • Ding Dong, Twinkie is dead thanks to Obamas, US economy and unions

    11/16/2012 2:14:46 PM PST · by Marketfly1 · 49 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    The corporate closure will eliminate not only jobs, but 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, 5,500 delivery routes and 570 bakery outlet stores in the United States. While some workers bucked threats from union bosses and returned to work, it was not enough. "The problem is we don't have enough crossing those lines to maintain normal production, said Rayburn. So, this ends a company that has been in business since 1930 providing delicious treats to generations of customers. While it is a sad day for most Americans, one person who will be celebrating is First Lady Michelle Obama, who is the...
  • McDonald's Franchisees Have Some Harsh Words for Headquarters

    10/23/2012 3:08:46 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    The franchisor-franchisee relationship can be a heated one, especially when corporate asks the operators to spend more money for one of their initiatives. At McDonald's (MCD), remodeling investments, marketing campaigns and discounting are touchy subjects right now. Mark Kalinowski, lead restaurant analyst at Janney Capital Markets, spoke with a bunch of McDonald's franchisees to gauge how they felt about what's going on, reports Scott Hume and Burger Business.
  • LIFE With First Ladies, From Eleanor Roosevelt to Hillary

    10/15/2012 11:31:22 AM PDT · by bgill · 7 replies
    Life ^ | unknown | unknown
    As the 2012 presidential race enters its final weeks, LIFE.com looks back at Americas First Ladies across six decades of the 20th century. Here is a glimpsethrough classic photos, as well as pictures that never ran in LIFEinto the public and private lives of the members of an uncommonly exclusive club, before, during and after their years in the White House.
  • Restaurant chain to move workers to part-time over health care law

    10/11/2012 11:11:56 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 16 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/11/12 | BYRON TAU
    The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants is putting more workers on part-time status in a test aimed at limiting costs from President Barack Obama's health care law. ~~snip~~ But it's notable because Darden Restaurants has, in the past, cooperated with first lady Michelle Obama on her push to reduce calories in menu items and offer healthy alternatives. The first lady spoke with Darden chief executive officer Clarence Otis last fall at an Olive Garden in Maryland. She also dined at an Olive Garden in Fort Worth, Texas on a Let's Move tour.
  • Students boycotting school lunches (Moochelle not mentioned)

    10/06/2012 7:04:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/06/12
    Students boycotting school lunchesPublished: Oct. 6, 2012 at 4:46 PM NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Many U.S. high school students are protesting new, healthier school lunches, and a professor says it may take a while for students to accept healthier food. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 required public schools to follow new nutritional guidelines this academic year, providing fruits and vegetables and limiting fat, sodium, and calories, The New York Times reported Friday. "Before, there was no taste and no flavor," said Malik Barrows, a senior at Automotive High School in Brooklyn. "Now there's no taste, no...
  • N.J. High School Students Planning Cafeteria Boycott To Protest Obama Guidelines

    09/28/2012 1:23:53 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Sept. 27, 2012
    PARSIPPANY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Students at Parsippany Hills High School held a strategy session on Thursday to discuss a potential lunch strike, on Friday, over what they have called inadequately sized meals. “This year you’re eating lunch and you’re like ‘Did I even eat?’ You’re not even full,” senior Brandon Faris told CBS 2′s Derricke Dennis. New federal guidelines stemming from first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign have resulted in limits on protein and bread, and an increase in vegetables and fruits. The changes have also come at an increased cost. All of it has also sparked a student...
  • School Lunches: The Food Fight Heard 'Round The World

    09/28/2012 1:12:55 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 20 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 09-28-12 | J.D. Longstreet
    It would be laughable -- if our school kids weren't hungry! By now, most everyone who pays attention, is aware of how our government, Big Nanny, has screwed-up school lunches so badly that our kids either won't eat the stuff or, they DO eat it and -- remain hungry. This is just more evidence of what happens when the government takes an active hand in "helping" Americans. Once again, I repeat my plea to the UIS government: "For God's sake -- stop helping us!" ABC News reports the following: "School lunch trays are a bit lighter this year after Congress-approved...
  • Its Hard Enough to Be a Fat Kid Without the Government Telling You Youre an Epidemic

    09/24/2012 2:37:17 PM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 26 replies
    Jezebel ^ | 9-24-2012 | Lindy West
    Growing up, I was always fat. Not as fat as I am now, but never, ever skinny. Never small. I was tall and athletic and bigI knocked stuff over, I blocked people's views, I was always in the way. Even if they made fashionable clothes in my size (which they didn'tOOH, MORE LOUD-PATTERNED SMOCKS, PLEASE), I didn't know how to make anything look good on my body. I was the girl the mean kids would target with the old, "See that guy over there? He likes you" gag. Good one, bros! In case you don't get it, the punchline is...
  • California Rodeo Clown Under Fire for "Racist Joke" About Michelle Obama ...

    09/17/2012 12:59:52 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 93 replies
    The San Luis Obisbo Tribune ^ | Monday, Sep. 17, 2012 | Julia Hickey
    Rodeo clown was behind racist joke about Michelle Obama It was rodeo clown Mike Hayhurst of Barstow, not announcer Ed Kutz of Arroyo Grande, who made an offensive, racist joke about first lady Michelle Obama over the public-address system of the Creston Classic Rodeo, a rodeo board member confirmed Sunday. Spectators initially believed and reported that Kutz made the comment Saturday. Both he and Hayhurst were on microphones at the same time. Speaking Sunday on behalf of the rodeos nine-member board, Mike Barrett said the rodeo is not responsible for the joke and will ask Hayhurst for a letter addressing...
  • Mixed grades for new, healthy school lunch rules

    09/14/2012 8:44:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 14, 2012 | Michael Hill (Associated Press)
    ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) One student complains because his cafeteria no longer serves chicken nuggets. Another gripes that her school lunch just isn't filling. A third student says he's happy to eat an extra apple with his lunch, even as he's noshing on his own sub. Leaner, greener school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students piling more carrots, more apples and fewer fatty foods on their trays.
  • New school nutrition standards a recipe for problems? (lesson in why local control is best)

    09/08/2012 10:48:08 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 29 replies
    Reading Eagle ^ | 9/9/12 | Reading Eagle
    In his gut, Kurt Myers knows when a student arrives at school on an empty stomach. He can see it on a cold Monday morning in the coat that remains zipped and the hat that stays pulled down, in the rush to eat school breakfast as if it's the student's first meal in days. And in the Reading School District, where 92 percent of students received free or reduced-price meals in 2011-12, Myers knows it doesn't take a food services director such as himself to realize that "when a student looks like he hasn't eaten all weekend, he probably hasn't...