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  • Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'

    03/29/2015 4:34:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 68 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 3/29/15 | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY
    NEWARK, N.J. — Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black woman while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life. "No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are beautiful," Obama told the crowd, which included many young black girls. "I am so proud of you. My husband, your president, is so proud of you," she added. "We have so much hope and dreams for you."
  • Cambodian prime minister criticizes Michelle Obama visit

    03/26/2015 6:55:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    upi ^ | 3/26/15 | Elizabeth Shim
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, March 26 (UPI) -- Michelle Obama's tour of Asia to promote girls' education was marked by blunt criticism from Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who said the first lady was "playing around" and using hopeful rhetoric about making improvements but not guaranteeing aid. The Phnom Penh Post reported that Hun Sen told U.S. embassy personnel and USAID workers Wednesday that Obama's Saturday visit with 10 schoolgirls in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap, part of the White House's "Let Girls Learn" initiative, was good but not enough. He said the U.S. government should promise scholarships – if...
  • 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...
  • The WH exit that has everyone talking: Head florist is gone and rumours are flying about why

    03/24/2015 2:15:50 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 108 replies
    National Post ^ | March 24, 2015 | Helena Andrews, Washington Post
    WASHINGTON — When White House chief pastry chef Bill Yosses left the executive mansion last summer, the president publicly mourned the loss of “the crust master’s” mysteriously addictive pies. And when the first family’s personal chef and pal, Sam Kass, left in December, Michelle Obama heaped praise on Kass’ “extraordinary legacy of progress” in an official White House statement. But the recent exit of head florist Laura Dowling, who’d been in the job since 2009, has been a much quieter affair. So hush-hush, in fact, that most outside of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. knew nothing about it. There’s still no official...
  • New Book by Washington Post Reporter To Probe Michelle Obama's Polarizing Collegiate Racial Views

    03/23/2015 1:14:26 PM PDT · by drewh · 17 replies
    On the front of Monday’s Style section, The Washington Post promoted a forthcoming biography of Michelle Obama by Peter Slevin, a Chicago-based Post correspondent covering Chicago and Obama’s career until 2012. Post reporter Krissah Thompson began with the Obamas living together before marriage until the story went inside the paper, and how Slevin is “looking closely at the role race played in shaping her worldview, particularly at Princeton and Harvard Law.” “To say that during her Princeton years she could not envision an African American president is like saying the sun rises and sets every day,” writes Slevin, who was...
  • #DearMe! Michelle Obama in Japan Strikes Again

    03/22/2015 7:40:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/22/2015 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Instead, as part of her usual spring fling, Mrs. Obama decided to take Asia by storm. Stopping in Japan before heading toward Cambodia, Michelle gleefully ran up exorbitant bills on travel and car service, tripped over her own feet, and scared the hell out of a few small-statured Asian people. In addition to revealing her clumsiness on the world stage, while in Japan Mrs. Obama worked out her biceps on a Taiko drum, counted red gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine, had tea at the Kiyomizu-Dera Buddhist Temple, and ate raw fish out of a dainty Bento box. Then Mrs....
  • Lady M's Bang a Gong Show: Far East Version

    03/21/2015 8:04:50 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 21 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-21-2015 | MOTUS
    Don’t ask why. Just take my word for it: Lady M’s trip to Japan/Cambodia reminded me of this 70’s era glam-rock mega one-hit wonder from T. Rex."Get It On"Well you're dirty and sweet Clad in black Don't look backAnd I love you You're dirty and sweet oh yeaWell you're slim and you're weak You got the teeth Of the Hydra upon you You're dirty sweet And you're my girlGet It On Bang a gong Get It OnYou're built like a car You got a hubcap Diamond star haloYou're built like a car Oh yeahYou're an untamed youth That's the truthWith...
  • 10 Surprising Discoveries About Michelle Obama from Her New Biography (Click at your own risk)

    03/20/2015 11:28:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    people.com ^ | March 20, 2015 | Tara Fowler and Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
    Michelle Obama may be our best-dressed FLOTUS yet, but did you know she once was denied the "Best Camper" award because she swore too much? That's just one of the surprising discoveries from biographer Peter Slevin's new book about our current First Lady, Michelle Obama: A Life, out April 7. We got an early peek at the book, which follows Michelle from her working-class beginnings all the way to the White House with husband President Barack Obama. Here are 10 things you may not have known about Mrs. Obama: 1. During law school, she once dated the son of...
  • New Report Finds ‘Palatability’ Problems, Higher Prices Led To School Lunch Decline

    03/18/2015 1:56:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/18/15 | Chuck Ross
    Federally-mandated changes to school lunches backed by first lady Michelle Obama helped cause an unprecedented drop in the number of students eating lunch, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO cited two factors stemming from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which caused a decrease in the number of children eating school lunch each day: school childrens’ issues with “palatability” and “federally-mandated” increases in the price of school lunches. “Several factors likely influenced the recent decreases in lunch participation, and while the extent to which each factor affected participation is unclear, state and...
  • First Lady Michelle Obama to Travel to Japan and Cambodia March 18-22

    03/18/2015 7:03:20 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 27 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | March 17, 2015 | Office of the First Lady
    On the heels of the President and First Lady’s launch of the Let Girls Learn international girls education initiative, Mrs. Obama will travel to Japan and Cambodia from March 18-22, 2015. She will visit Tokyo on March 18-20, Kyoto on March 20, and Siem Reap on March 20-22. She will be joined by Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet. While in Tokyo, the First Lady will meet with Mrs. Akie Abe, the Spouse of the Prime Minister of Japan, and deliver remarks on the importance both countries place on international girls education. The First Lady will also announce plans to deepen...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Michelle Obama's Mother Was Worried About Her Daughter Marrying a Biracial Man

    03/18/2015 5:21:59 AM PDT · by lbryce · 48 replies
    Daily News ^ | March 18, 2015 | CELESTE KATZ
    Long before Michelle Obama became First Lady, her mother had misgivings about her marrying a young man named Barack Obama — because he was biracial. In a Chicago TV interview that aired during Obama’s 2004 U.S. Senate campaign — and newly resurrected by Michelle Obama biographer Peter Slevin in a book due out next month — Marion Robinson confessed to being “a little bit” wary about her future son-in-law being the product of a white mom and black dad. But it could’ve been worse, according to Robinson. “That didn’t concern me as much as had he been completely white,” Robinson...
  • Michelle Obama on ‘Hard’ Life at the WH: We Can’t Open Windows(Barf Alert)

    03/17/2015 5:44:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/16/2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Ellen: "Are you used to living in it?" Mrs. Obama: "First it was like drinking from a fire hydrant. …it was hard." She explained in more detail. "The one thing people don't realize is, we can't do little things like open windows." Outside the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue walls is just as rough.
  • Obama, first lady fly to Los Angeles on same day but take separate flights

    03/14/2015 9:37:01 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 14, 15 | Fox News
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama flew to Los Angeles on Thursday for TV appearances but took separate flights, collectively costing taxpayers at least $1 million. The president went to appear live on comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night show on ABC, while the first lady went to Warner Bros.’ studios in nearby Burbank to tape an appearance on Ellen Degeneres’ popular daytime show that is scheduled to air on Monday. Obama traveled on Air Force One, which reportedly costs taxpayers at least $200,000 per flight hour. So the price of his five-hour, coast-to-coast trip will be roughly $1 million. The...
  • Michelle Obama Celebrates Iranian Holiday at White House (Happy Nowruz To All Our Iranian Friends)

    03/14/2015 3:21:15 PM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 13, 2015 | John Nolte
    Why did God invent New Media? Because when the First Lady of the United States appeases a lunatic Islamic regime like Iran, the mainstream media is going to cover that fact up. The fact here is that Wednesday at the White House the First Lady celebrated Nowruz, which White House Dossier describes as the “Iranian festival of spring that marks the beginning of the Persian new year.” There is absolutely nothing wrong with honoring the many events celebrated within this magnificent e pluribus unum melting pot of ours. The problem is that this is not about honoring a group of...
  • Obama, first lady flew on separate planes to L.A. on same day

    03/13/2015 1:19:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 105 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 13, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    Taxpayers paid for President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama to fly separately Thursday to Los Angeles, where they appeared on separate TV talk shows on the same day. Mr. Obama flew on Air Force One, which costs about $228,000 per hour of flight time, to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Mrs. Obama flew on a different plane Thursday across country to Burbank, California, to tape an appearance on Ellen Degeneres’ show. That show will be broadcast on Monday. White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz told reporters Friday that the president and...
  • Michelle Celebrates an Iranian Holiday at the White House

    03/12/2015 9:51:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 3/12/15 | Keith Koffler
    No no no no no no no no no. No no no no no. This is not how you do it. This is not how you deal with the Iranians. Wednesday, Mrs. Obama celebrated at the White House something called Nowruz, the Iranian festival of spring that marks the beginning of the Persian new year. There are somewhere between half a million and a million Iranian Americans in the United States, about the same as the number of Lithuanian Americans. Where’s the White House Lithuanian American holiday celebration? No, this is not about Nowruz. This is a clear attempt to...
  • Watch: Michelle O Just Reached Out To Islamic Iran With A Big White House Party…And Said THIS!

    03/12/2015 12:46:13 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 3-12-15 | Norvell Rose
    On more than one occasion, President Obama has praised Muslim immigrants for their contributions to American history, though the extent and significance of those contributions have been questioned by many. The Washington Examiner reminds us of Obama’s effusive shout-out to Muslim Americans: “Throughout our history, Islam has contributed to the character of our country, and Muslim Americans, and their good works, have helped to build our nation.” Now, as the president reaches out to the mullahs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, intent on making a controversial deal on their nuclear weapons development — a deal that would admittedly not...
  • Watch: Michelle O Just Reached Out To Islamic Iran With A Big White House Party…And Said THIS

    03/12/2015 1:00:29 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 33 replies
    WesternJournalism.com ^ | MARCH 12, 2015 | NORVELL ROSE
    First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a “Nowruz” celebration of the Iranian New Year, throwing open the doors of the White House earlier this week to mark the official start of the Persian holiday that’s been celebrated for thousands of years. Nowruz means “The New Day” and is the name of the Iranian New Year, marking the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. As a post on Downtrend notes of the White House event: “For the optics-conscious Obamas, the timing couldn’t be more perfect with the Republicans’ letter to Iran and Netanyahu’s speech still ruffling administration feathers.” In keeping...
  • Second Grader Buckles Under Pressure From White House

    03/06/2015 1:00:09 PM PST · by Biggirl · 78 replies
    http://freebeacon.com/ ^ | March 6, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    After a second grader complained to First Lady Michelle Obama that she “ruined” Taco Tuesday with her healthy lunch rules, Trip Klibert has accepted the White House’s consolation: Bo and Sunny trading cards and a note from Mrs. Obama that said you’ll get used to it.
  • *VACATION TIME!!!* Michelle And Her ‘Daughters’ Are Headed To Japan!

    03/03/2015 6:30:56 PM PST · by lbryce · 49 replies
    America's Freedom Fighters ^ | March 3, 2015 | Dean James
    I can only imagine what this is going to cost us HEY! Great news! It’s VACATION TIME!!! Actually, most of us can’t take a vacation because we all need to WORK! But this is not the case for our ROYAL FAMILY! Yes, Michelle Obama is planning a nice little vacation for her and the 2 girls they claim are their ‘daughters…’ Will it be a spot on the beach for $65 a night? I mean, camping at the beach, having an awesome campfire, barbecuing up some burgers and dogs, slamming down a few brews- it doesn’t get much better than...
  • PHOTO: Student parodies ‘Hope’ poster in revolt against Michelle O lunch rules

    02/27/2015 6:04:19 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 17 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 2/27/15 | Kyle Olson
    One “poor ugly soul” posted his visual reaction to Twitter. He’s holding a parody drawing of the famous Obama “Hope” propaganda poster from 2008. Except in this one, the student is holding a “Thanks Michelle Obama” sign in one hand and a fistful of vegetables in the other. Below it is the #thanksmichelleobama hashtag that has become synonymous with skimpy school lunches.
  • The school lunches that shame America: Photos reveal just how meager US students' meals are compared

    02/25/2015 10:31:01 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 92 replies
    Daily Mail UK via Conservative Tribune Blog via Joe for America Blog ^ | 18 February 2015 | | By Anucyia Victor for MailOnline
    Pictures have been released comparing what Michelle forces American schools to eat and what kids in other countries get to eat… Since the program’s inception, Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act has offended the sensibilities of the entire nation. Conservatives found the program to be invasive, thrusting D.C.’s hand into local education matters. Educators found the program wasted enormous amounts of food and money. Parents found the lunches far too light to be considered “meals.” And school children everywhere took to the Internet with pictures of the gruesome dishes the program sloshed onto their cafeteria trays every day. Those pictures...
  • Cow Goes On Counter-Jihad When It Hears About Michelle Obama's "Let's Moooooove!" Program(VIDEO)

    02/25/2015 8:13:54 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 8 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 16OCT2014 | Adrees Abbasi
    Cctv footage Mad Cow Hits A Man in front of Azad Mega Mart Mirpur Azad Kashmir (Pakistan).
  • The school lunches that shame America: photos reveal just how meager US students' meals [truncated]

    02/18/2015 7:19:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 18, 2015 | Staff
    Mouthwatering photos of school lunches served around the world reveal even children in Ukraine, Estonia and Greece are treated to delectable meals each day. School children in America, meanwhile, aren't nearly so lucky. Whereas a kid in France might be treated to a juicy steak and a hunk of brie, the richest country in the world's youths are more likely to receive unidentified meat served alongside little more than a starch like white pasta, fries or a roll. The contrasts between America's school meals and those in far less fortunate economies are stark and suggest Michelle Obama's push for more...
  • A VERY expensive getaway: Obama family's separate weekend trips cost at least $2.5 million

    02/17/2015 6:33:28 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 30 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 17, 2015 | Darren Boyle
    A VERY expensive getaway: Obama family's separate weekend trips cost at least $2.5 million (...and why did Barack spend Valentine's golfing in California while Michelle went skiing in Colorado?) President Barack Obama flew to California for a fundraiser and a speech He then spent the next three days playing golf at an exclusive resort At the same time Michelle Obama and Malia and Sasha were skiing in Aspen, Colorado New figures show that Air Force One costs $228,288 per hour to run As a result, the ten-hour return trip to California would cost almost $2.3m It is estimated that Mrs...
  • Michelle's Secret Ski Trip Revealed by a Smashup

    02/17/2015 6:24:03 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/17/2015 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Forget the roses and chocolate for Valentines Day. Giving new meaning to the concept of romance, just four weeks after returning from 17 days in Oahu the president headed to California for a weekend of golf and his wife and two daughters, for the fourth year in a row, headed to Aspen for a ski weekend. Recently, shortly after Americans witnessed a Jordanian pilot burned alive by ISIS, Obama flew to Rancho Mirage, but all was quiet on the Michelle ski-trip front. Judging from the lack of press, one would think that for the first time while hubby duffs around...
  • PHOTOS: Bugs invade ‘healthy’ Michelle O lunches

    02/16/2015 8:04:25 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 38 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 2/16/15 | Kyle Olson
    NEW YORK – Advocates are struggling to get students to eat “healthy” lunches – even if they’re free. It’s not too hard to see why. Timothy Martinez qualifies for free lunches, but he and his classmates often skip meals and go hungry because the cafeteria food at Bronx Academy of Letters is inedible, according to DNAinfo. “When they serve us pizza, sometimes it’s not reheated all the way and you can see the frozen pieces in the dough,” Martinez says. “It’s the same thing with the taco meat. And they serve us ices instead of juice,” referring to the liquids...
  • Michelle Obama Plans Spring Break In Japan With Sasha And Malia(barf alert)

    02/16/2015 7:32:48 AM PST · by rktman · 62 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/16/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    First Lady Michelle Obama missed out on President Obama’s Valentine’s Day golfing weekend in sunny California, but it appears that she has her own trip planned for next month. According to the Asahi Shimbun, the First Lady and her daughters Sasha and Malia will be traveling to Japan for a visit in March.
  • Michelle Obama's Self-Serving "Cheese Dust" Disdain

    02/11/2015 5:02:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Before the nation's Food Nanny guilt-trips you into ditching boxed dinners on a frazzled night, know this: The first lady profited from cheese dust before she was against it. In the new issue of Cooking Light magazine, Michelle Obama takes another sanctimonious stand against processed foods. The occasion of this latest hectoring is a month-long celebration of the fifth anniversary of her Let's Move initiative. This time, she spins a slickly crafted tale of how her former personal chef challenged daughter Malia several years ago to turn a block of cheese into powder. "She sat there for 30 minutes trying...
  • Michelle Obama: Eating healthy will keep government out of your life

    02/10/2015 11:12:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    First lady Michelle Obama believes Americans can keep the federal government from meddling with their lives by eating healthy foods and maintaining an active lifestyle. In an interview with Cooking Light magazine published Monday, Mrs. Obama said the best way to avoid dealing with “the system” is to take care of one’s own body. Doing so, she said, will eliminate trips to the doctor and the need to deal with Obamacare. “It’s just making sure people understand that the most powerful thing that they can do for their overall health is feed their bodies good nutritious food,” the first lady...
  • First lady: Kids will ‘eventually’ embrace new school lunches

    02/09/2015 9:54:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2015 | Justin Sink
    First lady Michelle Obama is “confident” that controversial changes to school lunch programs undertaken after her lobbying will “eventually be embraced by kids.” In an interview with Cooking Light magazine to mark the fifth anniversary of her Let’s Move initiative, the first lady says that she sees the effort as “generational.” Eventually, Obama argues, schools will be filled with children who never knew meals that did not conform to new nutritional standards.
  • The skimpy, moldy, mysterious and downright gross Michelle O lunches Congress should see

    02/07/2015 5:04:41 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 55 replies
    EAG News ^ | 12/7/2015 | Kyle Olsen
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Congress readies to reauthorize Michelle Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act this year, students and parents continue to post photographic evidence of the program’s shortcomings. The School Nutrition Association is weighing in, too. ” … Some of USDA’s regulations under the law have unnecessarily increased costs and waste for school meal programs and caused many students to swap healthy school meals for junk food fare,” says SNA CEO Patricia Montague in a news release. The group points out 1.4 million fewer children are eating school lunches since the rules championed by First Lady Michelle Obama were implemented....
  • Picture: Student Served Most Disgusting “Michelle Obama” Lunch Ever

    01/30/2015 9:03:13 AM PST · by rightistight · 116 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/30/15 | Aurelius
    Before reading this article, you should be warned, what this student was served at lunch is truly disgusting to look at. A 15-year-old student posted online earlier this month the following picture of the school lunch he received: The original poster wrote with the submission, "Complaining about school lunches? Here's my school's 'Philly Cheese Steak.'" Recently, major changes came to school lunches because of the efforts of the First Lady, Michelle Obama. The USDA claims that "the new standards align school meals with the latest nutrition science and the real world circumstances of America’s schools." It was only recently that...
  • Make no mistake: Michelle Obama just made a bold political statement in Saudi Arabia

    01/28/2015 6:01:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/28/15 | Nia-Malika Henderson [Obamacult Priestess]
    ....In a country that demands women adhere to a strict dress code in public (face and hair covered, and long, flowing robes), Obama went with a flowing blue top, black pants and no head covering..... .....Obama does not make fashion choices lightly, particularly on the world stage. Her fashion choice comes as the late Saudi King Abdullah's legacy on women is considered in light of the ascension of Crown Prince Salman to the throne. It's also a more social-media-friendly version of political messages delivered overtly by other first ladies.
  • Michelle Obama navigates limits on women in Saudi Arabia

    01/27/2015 6:08:05 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 72 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 27, 2015
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live. Joining President Barack Obama for a condolence visit after the death of the King Abdullah, Mrs. Obama stepped off of Air Force One wearing long pants and a long, brightly colored jacket — but no headscarf.
  • Michelle Obama's uncovered head draws Saudi Twitter critique

    01/27/2015 3:26:23 PM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | January 27, 2015 | Kendall Breitman
    First lady Michelle Obama faced backlash from Twitter users in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for not wearing a head covering during her brief visit there with the president. Obama wore loose-fitting clothes including a long blue jacket and dark pants while accompanying President Barack Obama during their four hours on the ground in Riyadh to offer condolences on the death of King Abdullah and for the president to meet with new King Salman.
  • Michelle Obama’s face blurred by Saudi state television

    01/27/2015 2:27:40 PM PST · by maggief · 119 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 27, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    First lady Michelle Obama’s face was reportedly blurred by Saudi state television Tuesday as she and the president met with new Saudi King Salman in Riyadh.
  • Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    01/27/2015 4:04:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/27/15 | Adam Taylor
    **SNIP** As noted by the Associated Press, Michelle Obama did not wear a headscarf or veil Tuesday. In Saudi Arabia, that's unusual: The country is one of the few on Earth where women are expected to cover their heads, and most Saudi women wear niqabs. Exceptions are made for foreigners, however, and Michelle – who did wear loose clothing that fully covered her arms – appears to have been one of them. In photographs from the official events, other foreign female guests are also shown not wearing headscarves. More than 1,500 tweets using the hashtag #ميشيل_أوباما_سفور (roughly, #Michelle_Obama_immodesty) were sent...
  • 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...
  • 'Hero' cop who sat next to Michelle Obama at State of the Union spared jail after attacking G/F

    01/26/2015 3:47:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/26/15 | Jill Reilly
    A former Philadelphia police officer who sat next to the First Lady during President Obama's 2009 State of the Union Address has been spared jail after an attack on his ex-girlfriend. Richard DeCoatsworth, 28, was sentenced Monday to 18 months' probation for a misdemeanor assault conviction on Sadie Martinez, 29. The judge also ordered DeCoatsworth to get counseling and issued a stay-away order barring him from contact with Martinez, who he had been with for 15 years, reports Philly.com.
  • Lingerie store sells Michelle Obama bra

    01/24/2015 9:18:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/23/15 | Judy Kurtz
    A “first lady” bra inspired by Michelle Obama is “flying out of” a Washington lingerie store. The owner of Coup de Foudre Lingerie in the nation’s capital says that according to the bra’s Belgian manufacturer, PrimaDonna, the intimate apparel was “inspired by [Michelle Obama’s] sense of elegance and fashion.” Kiersten Ballman, whose store has outfitted women in the District for the last 10 years, describes the royal blue, $146 bra as having a “specialized cup for fuller-busted women.” After getting a shipment of more than 15 of the bras to her shop on Thursday, Ballman says she’s down to a...
  • BOMBSHELL: IRS Has Active Contract For MILLIONS With Company HHS FIRED Over Botched Healthcare.gov

    01/22/2015 1:07:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 22, 2015 | Richard Pollock
    Seven months after federal officials fired CGI Federal for its botched work on Obamacare website Healthcare.gov, the IRS awarded the same company a $4.5 million IT contract for its new Obamacare tax program. CGI is a $10.5 billion Montreal-based company that has forever been etched into the public’s mind as the company behind the bungled Obamacare main website. After facing a year of embarrassing failures, federal officials finally pulled the plug on the company and terminated CGI’s contract in January 2014. Yet on Aug. 11, seven months later, IRS officials signed a new contract with CGI to provide “critical functions”...
  • BOMBSHELL: IRS Has Active Contract For MILLIONS With Company HHS FIRED Over Botched Healthcare.gov

    01/22/2015 2:28:41 PM PST · by illiac · 7 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 1/222/15 | Richard Pollock
    Seven months after federal officials fired CGI Federal for its botched work on Obamacare website Healthcare.gov, the IRS awarded the same company a $4.5 million IT contract for its new Obamacare tax program. CGI is a $10.5 billion Montreal-based company that has forever been etched into the public’s mind as the company behind the bungled Obamacare main website. After facing a year of embarrassing failures, federal officials finally pulled the plug on the company and terminated CGI’s contract in January 2014. Yet on Aug. 11, seven months later, IRS officials signed a new contract with CGI to provide “critical functions”...
  • National Enquirer reports famed White House chef quit over abusive behavior of Michelle O

    01/02/2015 6:16:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/02/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Say what you will about super market tabloids, but the National Enquirer was the only media outlet to expose John Edwards’ lying and cheating about fathering an out-of-wedlock child. Because it pays news sources, the Enquirer often gets stories that other media miss entirely. So it brings some credibility to its reporting that White House chef Sam Kass quit his job in protest over his treatment at the hands of Michelle Obama, dubbed the “Queen of Mean “ in the report. Kitchen magician Sam Kass got fed up with Michelle’s snippy comments and told the Obamas to take his...
  • OBAMA CHEF QUITS OVER ‘QUEEN OF MEAN’ MICHELLE!

    01/01/2015 7:19:02 AM PST · by PROCON · 116 replies
    nationalenquirer.com ^ | Dec. 30, 2014 | Mike Jaccarino
    Queen of Mean” Michelle Obama has forced out another White House staffer – the First Family’s personal chef! Kitchen magician Sam Kass got fed up with Michelle’s snippy comments and told the Obamas to take his apron and shove it, insiders told The 
National ENQUIRER. “He just couldn’t take it – the relentless nitpicking, over petty little details that drove him insane. She thinks she’s Marie Antoinette!” a White House insider told The ENQUIRER. “It has nothing to do with Sam’s cooking, which is superb. But you could be Wolfgang Puck and Michelle wouldn’t be happy. She’ll find some reason...
  • The first lady's disappointing story revision

    12/30/2014 12:25:40 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 37 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 12-30-14 | EDITORIAL
    The first lady's disappointing story revision by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: December 30, 2014 MICHELLE Obama’s tale of a shopping trip she made in September 2011 is still generating some head scratching. In 2012 on national television, she was laughing about going almost unnoticed during the trip to Target. Months later, with some time to think about it, the first lady has told People magazine that she was perhaps the target of some mild bigotry. Her first version of the story, told to late-night host David Letterman, was probably the most accurate. To recap, most believe she made the...
  • BREAKING: Politico Story Confirms Michelle Obama Was Lying About Racist Incident At Target

    12/19/2014 2:21:55 PM PST · by RummyChick · 149 replies
    gotnews ^ | 12/19 | johnson
    Michelle Obama was lying about a racist incident at her September 29, 2011 trip to Target in a People Magazine story, Gotnews.com has learned. The careful orchestrated press event occurred in Alexandria, Virginia’s Route 1 Target store. Obama has told two different, conflicting accounts about her Target experience. The first time she claimed she helped someone because of her height in a 2012 appearance with David Letterman. Now she’s claiming there was a racist incident in People Magazine. She is also lying about having any interactions with customers. In fact, the store was under strict control by the Secret Service...
  • “I’ve been mistaken for a valet” and Other Tales of the Dark Side

    12/18/2014 6:41:03 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 50 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-18-2014 | MOTUS
    It’s worse than we thought; even the Wons are frequent victims of racial injustice according to People magazine - The Obamas: How We Deal with Our Own Racist Experiences. In the article, Big Guy claims he’s been mistaken for a valet and Lady M said he has also been mistaken for a waiter.Some say he’s been mistaken for a President:Rock star? President? Whatever.Butt I think we all know who the real president is around here: Although undocumented and forced to live in the shadows, Val is de facto el Presidente. And it’s not just BO who has to deal with...
  • Barack & Michelle Obama: We’re Victims of America’s Racism …Update: Michelle Obama Busted

    12/17/2014 8:30:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 98 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/17/14 | Jim Hoft
    This discussion was necessary after the grand jury decisions on Michael Brown and Eric Garner that had nothing to do with racism. People reported: The protective bubble that comes with the presidency – the armored limo, the Secret Service detail, the White House – shields Barack and Michelle Obama from a lot of unpleasantness. But their encounters with racial prejudice aren’t as far in the past as one might expect. And they obviously still sting. “I think people forget that we’ve lived in the White House for six years,” the first lady told PEOPLE, laughing wryly, along with her husband,...
  • Obamas say they're no strangers to racism (Barf or Laugh Alert)

    12/17/2014 5:44:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2014 | Justin Sink
    December 17, 2014, 08:15 am Obamas say they're no strangers to racism By Justin Sink The president and the first lady chronicled a series experiences in People magazine that they say demonstrated some of the latent racism that blacks in America continue to face. "There's no black male my age, who's a professional, who hasn't come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn't hand them their car keys," the president said. The first lady said someone had asked her husband to get them coffee because he was wearing a tuxedo at a black-tie dinner,...