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  • Michelle Obama Touts Her Own Independence: I Made 'My Own Choices About My Body'

    06/30/2015 1:30:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | June 29, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    First Lady Michelle Obama is thankful for her life. At the More magazine Impact Awards at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., the first lady credits her good life--and independence--to education. "Growing up -- and I remind these girls all the time -- I wasn’t any smarter, I wasn’t more talented than they are. But instead of having to work to support my family, or being married off to a grown man and forced to bear children before I was ready, I got to go to school so I could support myself, so I could make my own choices about my...
  • "500 pound" pig found trapped in Detroit basement

    06/28/2015 2:10:04 PM PDT · by BBell · 56 replies
    http://www.wxyz.com/ ^ | 6/26/15 | Curtis Jackson
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit and Michigan State Police are investigating after finding a 500 pound pig trapped inside the basement of a Detroit home. According to Assistant Police Chief Steve Dolunt, an anonymous tip brought investigators to a house in the 10400 block of Orangelawn. They found the pig in a basement standing in feces. "No pun intended but it looks like a pigsty," Dolunt said. "There's two feet of feces down there." Dolunt said the caller told police the pig had been fed human remains. However, police did not find anything suspicious. Neighbors said the man who lived in...
  • School Nutritionists: Participation in School Lunch Program 'Abruptly Down' in 49 States

    06/26/2015 8:10:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 25, 2015 | Gabrielle Cintorino
    (CNSNews.com)-- The School Nutrition Association (SNA), which represents 55,000 school nutritionists nationwide, is pointing to data published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to draw awareness to the fact that “after 30 years of steady growth in the National School Lunch Program, student participation is abruptly down in 49 states."The nutritionists attribute the drop to new nutrition standards that were instituted by USDA in 2012.Total national participation in the School Lunch Program peaked in 2010 and 2011 at 31.8 million, according to USDA. In 2012, it was 31.7 million. But in 2013, it dropped by 1 million participants, to 30.7...
  • Monster black hole wakes up after 26 years

    06/26/2015 11:15:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 06-26-2015 | Staff & ESA
    Artist’s impression of a black hole feasting on matter from its companion star in a binary system. Material flows from the star towards the black hole and gathers in a disc, where it is heated up, shining brightly at optical, ultraviolet and X-ray wavelengths before spiralling into the black hole. Part of the disc material does not end up onto the black hole but is ejected the form of two powerful jets of particles. On 15 June 2015, the black-hole binary system V404 Cygni started showing signs of extraordinary activity, something that had not happened since 1989. The system consists...
  • Why Is Hillary Rodham Clinton Harming The American Composers and Performers She Once Loved?

    06/22/2015 11:18:27 AM PDT · by AveryJarhman · 2 replies
    Knute's web blog ^ | Avery Jarhman
    Why Is Hillary Rodham Clinton Harming The American Composers and Performers She Once Loved? Mrs. Hillary Clinton unabashedly stated to the American public, “For a lot of well-meaning, open-minded white people, the sight of a young black man in a hoodie still evokes a twinge of fear." Mrs. Clinton, in his 2015 Grammy award winning rap performance, "I", American Rap Performance Artist Kendrick Lamar reveals, "I've been dealing with depression ever since an adolescent." In a January 20, 2011 LAWeekly interview (Google search), American rapper and Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar, born in 1987, the same year songwriter Suzanne Vega wrote...
  • Barack Obama's Third Term?

    06/21/2015 9:11:15 AM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    americanthinker ^ | June 21, 2015 | Ken Blackwell & Bob Morrison
    The best line President Obama delivered in his 2015 State of the Union Address was not one written for him by his speechwriters. When he said he would not be on the ballot again, Republicans who had just taken over both Houses of Congress stood and applauded. Good naturedly, but with a bit of sarcasm, Mr. Obama reminded his opponents that he won both times he was on the national ballot. He was the first Democrat since Franklin D. Roosevelt to achieve back-to-back election victories. We need to acknowledge that he is a formidable political actor. He has defied the...
  • Is Michelle self-cast in ‘underdog’ role recruiting for next revolution activists?

    06/21/2015 9:36:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/21/15 | Judi McLeod
    Michelle serving up her trademark malicious menu of malcontent Okay, we get the picture the mainstream sends. First Lady Michelle Obama is so much in demand as a celebrity that she gets to sip tea at will with Prince Harry at Kensington Palace and merits “an affectionate reunion” with Barack “bro” Prime Minister David Cameron and his Mrs. on the steps of Downing Street. Oh, the powers protocol bestows on the wife, daughter and even the mother-in-law of a president. Just as the rarified gentry of the Victorian era, when matrons waited at home for other mavens to come calling,...
  • Michelle Obama: I Won't Slow Down in 'Final Stretch as First Lady'

    06/18/2015 1:07:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 75 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | June 17, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    Michelle Obama pledges not to slow down, despite the fact her second and final term as first lady is winding down. She made the comments in an interview with an Italian publication touting her Let's Move health initiative. The publication asked, "You just celebrated the fifth anniversary of your initiative “Let’s Move!” What are the best results you have achieved and the next goals?" "Through Let’s Move! we have started a new conversation about how we eat and live in the U.S., and the results we’ve seen are beyond anything we could ever have imagined. 1.6 million kids are now...
  • Michelle, Sasha, Malia summer vacay likely to top $600,000

    06/17/2015 4:34:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    washingtonexminer ^ | June 17, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    The bill for the summer-work vacation of first lady Michelle Obama, accompanied to England and Italy by her daughters, mom, and staff, should easily top her entourage's 2010 trip to Spain that cost an eye-popping $467,000. While the White House didn't provide cost estimates for the week-long visit to London, Milan, Venice, and Vincenza, Italy, the State Department put lodging costs for just a couple nights in Venice at $128,781, according to Free Beacon, and Air Force charges based on a 2012 document for flying her group on past overseas trips indicate that this one will hit $243,000.
  • Michelle Obama UK visit: 'When I look at young British Muslim women, I see myself' (barf alert)

    06/16/2015 9:51:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    (UK) Mirror ^ | June 16, 2015 | Mikey Smith
    The First Lady compared her struggle to succeed as a young black woman in America to the experience of inner-city Muslim girls The First Lady, who is visiting the UK for two days, and met with Prince Harry this morning, struggled to hold back tears as she gave an emotional speech to Mulberry School for Girls in London's Tower Hamlets. [Snip] She said: "Girls like you inspire me and impress me every single day. "When I look out at all these young women, I see myself. In so many ways your story is my story."
  • Mrs. Obama in Britain: Visits Bangladeshi-Dominated School Which Hosts Hard-Left Conferences ..

    06/16/2015 6:26:43 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16, 2015 | by Raheem Kassam
    Michelle Obama travelled to the United Kingdom today, choosing to give a speech on female empowerment while surrounded by hijab-clad girls in the ethnically “diverse” London borough of Tower Hamlets. But the Commercial Road in Tower Hamlets, from where Mrs. Obama chose to lecture, isn’t ethnically diverse, and nor is the Mulberry School for Girls that she visited. Tower Hamlets, which only days ago managed to shake off its Islamist-linked Mayor, boasts a Bangladeshi, Indian, and Pakistani, and otherwise Asian population. At the last census, in 2011, 39 percent of the population self-identified as Christian, while 36 percent identified as...
  • Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama to meet Prince Harry during whistle-stop tour through London..

    06/12/2015 5:56:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 12, 2015 | Mia De Graaf
    The First Lady and the prince last met in 2013 for tea and cake in the US Now Harry will host Michelle, her daughters and her mother in London It will be during their tour to promote Mrs Obama's Let Girls Learn programMichelle Obama will meet Prince Harry next week, the White House has announced. The pair last met two years ago for tea and cake in Washington, D.C. And now the prince will entertain the First Lady, her daughters Malia and Sasha, and her mother Marian Robinson in London.
  • Michelle Obama to edit women's magazine

    06/11/2015 12:06:27 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | June 11, 2015 | Susan Crabtree
    Women's feature magazines have never been a paradigm of journalistic independence, but More magazine has officially shredded any pretext of objectivity towards the White House by inviting first lady Michelle Obama to guest edit its upcoming July/August issue. More, which bills itself as a magazine "for women of style and substance," invited the first lady to showcase her pet causes and "significant contributions" during her six years at the White House. "I am excited and honored to be guest editor of More this month and tell you a little bit about the issues I'm working on, as well as the...
  • My school district fired me after I gave a free meal to a student who couldn’t pay

    06/11/2015 3:35:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Everything ^ | June 11, 2015 | Della Curry, former lunch lady, entrepreneur, wife and mother of two.
    There is a simple solution to ensuring that every child receives a nutritious meal: provide taxpayer-funded free lunches for all of them.During my year as an elementary school kitchen manager, kids came through my lunch line without money for all kinds of reasons: Some lost the check their parents had given them. Some had divorced parents who weren’t communicating. Others had single parents who just got busy and forgot to give them money. My school district mandates that, after three incidents in a row, kitchen supervisors take away that child’s hot lunch and replace it with a slice of cheese...
  • Michelle Obama talks about the 'proud burden' she and her husband carry in the White House..

    06/10/2015 6:35:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Jun 10, 2015 | Associated Press and Daily Mail Reporter
    Full Title: Michelle Obama talks about the 'proud burden' she and her husband carry in the White House as she remembers fallen teenager at Chicago high school graduation First Lady Michelle Obama drew on her hometown connections and personal struggles from college and the White House during a high school graduation speech to the classmates of an honor student gunned down in 2013 near the Obama family home. A boisterous crowd of thousands attended commencement for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College Preparatory High School on Tuesday in Chicago and heard Obama speak.The school garnered headlines when teenager Hadiya Pendleton...
  • Michelle O Serves German Turnip to Kids

    06/05/2015 5:04:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 78 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | June 5, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Nazis served kohlrabi to American POWsFirst Lady Michelle Obama is growing German turnips in the White House garden, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. Mrs. Obama offered students visiting the White House this week a “healthy meal,” which her anti-obesity group Let’s Move claimed was “harvested from the Kitchen Garden [Wednesday] morning.”
  • WV teacher threatened with fine for violating Michelle O’s school snack rules

    06/01/2015 3:42:07 PM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | June 1, 2015 | Kyle Olson
    WILLIAMSON, W.V. – Students and parents are rallying to the defense of a teacher who is accused of violating federal school snack rules. The Williamson PreK-8 teacher, who was not identified, would give her students “wrapped candy” as a reward for their hard work and good behavior. Because the practice was an alleged violation of the federal rules championed by first lady Michelle Obama, Mingo County Schools Director of Child Nutrition Kay Maynard “placed a call to officials at the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) to report the incident,” the Williamson Daily News reports. Maynard also spoke to Williamson...
  • Mark Levin slams Michelle Obama's 'despicable' commencement message

    05/29/2015 11:51:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 29, 2015
    FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA, MAY 25: I want to urge you to actively seek out the most contentious, polarized, gridlocked places you can find, because so often throughout our history, those have been the places where progress really happens. Climate change, economic inequality, human rights, criminal justice -- these are the revolutions of your time. And you have as much responsibility and just as much power to wake up and play your part in our great American story. OBAMA, MAY 9: But as potentially the first African-American first lady, I was also the focus of another set of questions and...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    05/29/2015 9:59:52 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/29/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1.) Michelle Obama: Global Warming Is The New Civil Rights Movement Fighting global warming is this generation’s “revolution,” said Michelle Obama to students at Oberlin College during the Memorial Day weekend, just like Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights struggle during the 1960s. “Climate change, economic inequality, human rights, criminal justice -– these are the revolutions of your time.” “And you have as much responsibility and just as much power to wake up and play your part in our great American story. Because it is absolutely still possible to make a difference. The great moments of our history are not...
  • Michelle Obama urges grads to seek conflict 'to shape the revolutions of our time'

    05/26/2015 9:48:18 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    investors.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    Michelle Obama urged another class of college graduates Monday to work aggressively to change American society and not be deterred by noisy or obstructionist opposition. The 51-year-old first lady spent her Memorial Day not with her husband honoring the fallen military at Arlington National Cemetery (Scroll down for C-SPAN video of that), but urging graduates at Ohio's Oberlin College to become persistent, determined agents of change in their communities.
  • FLOTUS tells grads to 'shake things up'

    05/25/2015 1:07:09 PM PDT · by maggief · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 25, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    First lady Michelle Obama on Monday called on graduating students to enter public life and "shake things up," invoking those young adults who volunteered for her husband's two presidential campaigns. Obama used her commencement address at Oberlin College in Ohio to charge those in attendance to volunteer for political campaigns, follow local politics closely, vote regularly and run for office themselves. "Get in there, shake things up. Don’t be afraid," Obama said. "That is how you will rise above the noise and shape the revolutions of your time," Obama said.
  • Michelle Obama addresses Oberlin College graduates

    05/25/2015 2:06:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 25, 2015
    First lady Michelle Obama advised the 2015 graduates at Oberlin that they'll find a world of clamor and conflict that will beset them outside the protected lives they've led in college. And, she told them, they should embrace it. Outside that atmosphere of safety, what Obama referred to as four years of "thoughtful, respectful discussion, debate and late-night conversations," she posited that graduates might find themselves "a little dismayed by the clamor outside these walls: the name calling, the negative ads, the folks yelling at each other on TV." "Today I want to suggest that if you truly wish to...
  • What To Get For The Grumpy, Snarling FLOTUS Who Already Has Everything

    05/22/2015 9:23:35 AM PDT · by IChing · 14 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 5/22/15 | Donald Joy
    Michelle Robinson Obama didn’t have it too bad growing up. And her affirmative action catapult ride to Princeton and Harvard, to prestigious jobs, and to the pinnacle of vast riches and power has been fabulously smooth sailing — that is, compared to the often grim life struggles of the unsung multitudes of downtrodden, creepy-ass crackers across this land (despite all that white privilege everywhere, eh). Still, something’s wrong at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. If anyone should be over-brimming with gratitude for assorted blessings afforded to them by our society’s institutions and people,she should. So what’s with her endless racial resentment and...
  • Brian Williams pulls out of hosting awards show for military veterans and will be replaced...

    05/21/2015 11:46:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | May 21, 2015 | Michael Zennie
    Full Title: Brian Williams pulls out of hosting awards show for military veterans and will be replaced by MICHELLE OBAMA NBC anchor, who was suspended after being called out by veterans for lying about his experience in Iraq, said he didn't want to be a 'distraction' First-ever Lincoln Awards features a concert by Nick Jonas, Gavin DeGraw and Jerry Lewis, which was filmed in January Ceremony, to air on PBS Friday, honors people who have helped veterans and military familiesDisgraced NBC news anchor Brian Williams, who was brought down when it was revealed he lied about his experience in a...
  • Michelle Obama Puts Everyone Else To Shame With This Workout Video (Barf Alert!)

    05/20/2015 10:21:30 PM PDT · by MV=PY · 24 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 05/20/2015 | Paige Lavender
    First lady Michelle Obama put literally everyone else to shame with a new video of her working out in the White House gym as part of the Let's Move "#GimmeFive" campaign...
  • Don't mess with Michelle! First Lady stars in new KICKBOXING video ...

    05/20/2015 4:46:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2015 | Chris Pleasance
    Complete Headline: Don't mess with Michelle! First Lady stars in new KICKBOXING video that is sure to terrify Republicans Michelle Obama has posted a workout video online that shows her pumping iron, crunching her abs with a medicine ball, and smacking a punch-bag with a roundhouse kick. The two-minute clip shows Michelle in full workout gear in the gym with the family's personal trainer Cornell McClellan putting her through her paces. The First Lady tweeted the video to husband Barack Obama after the President posted his own film showing him going running in a suit and drinking water with Joe...
  • Michelle Obama Would Be Hillary Clinton’s Strongest Challenger According To New Poll

    05/19/2015 11:41:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | May 14, 2015 | Jason Easley
    A new Rasmussen poll has found that First Lady Michelle Obama would be the strongest challenger to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton if she chose to run in 2016. According to Rasmussen: In a hypothetical matchup with Hillary Clinton, the putative Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, Obama earns 44% support from black voters to Clinton’s 36%. Among Likely Democratic Voters, it’s Clinton 56%, Obama 22%. That appears to be a better showing against Clinton than Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, the only other announced Democratic presidential candidate, makes at this point. Among all voters, Clinton earns 37% support to Obama’s 17%....
  • Drudge Does the News

    05/16/2015 10:16:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/16/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Drudge really outdid himself the other day. He and his chief aggregator very effectively nailed America’s crisis in angst with their one page headline parse of the news. Just looking at America’s first couple, we see our First Lady giving her husband the SIDE EYE for which she now is famous among female pundits. Gotta love giving men the side eye. Hey, I’ve done it more than a few times when I didn’t feel very comfortable with what he was saying or doing. When we have Drudge showing Obama opening up on his fellow lib/Dems with friendly fire, we next...
  • The First Lady of Microagressions

    05/16/2015 2:37:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The National Review ^ | May 15, 2015 | Rich Lowry, editor
    Michelle Obama gave a commencement address at Tuskegee University that was a ringing call for the graduates not to be discouraged by her whining. Much of the first lady’s speech was what is right and proper for a Tuskegee commencement, drawing on the story of the determination and skill of the Tuskegee Airmen. But she devoted a long passage to her own struggles that was off-key and characteristically self-pitying. Few women in modern America have been the focus of as much adulation as Michelle Obama, a Princeton University and Harvard Law School graduate who was making almost $270,000 by the...
  • Barack and Michelle Obama’s race to the bottom

    05/15/2015 5:01:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/15/15 | Jeff Crouere
    With poor results at home and abroad, Obamas will continue to stir the racial pot, distract from their reign of error and lead Americans on a very disturbing race to the bottom on the issue of race relations As the Obama administration mercifully begins to wind toward the end of its second term, both the President and the First Lady will continue to distract from their horrible record. Their favorite distraction is to claim racial discrimination exists in this nation and it needs to be corrected through government action. Even though we are not living in Mississippi in 1964, the...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    05/15/2015 9:03:15 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/15/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1.) Obama Dismisses Wealthy Americans As ‘Society’s Lottery Winners Speaking to a panel on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama dismissed wealthy Americans as “society’s lottery winners” and called on them to make a “modest investment” in the poor in the form of tax increases. You pretty much have more than you’ll ever be able to use and your family will ever be able to use. “There’s a fairness issue involved here. And by the way, if we were able to close that loophole, I could now invest in early childhood education to make a difference. That’s where the...
  • (Rasmussen) Poll: Michelle Obama would be Hillary’s strongest Dem rival in 2016

    05/14/2015 10:54:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 14, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    If Michelle Obama decided to run for president in 2016, she would pose the most significant threat, among likely contenders, to Hillary Clinton's chances of winning the Democratic nomination, according to a new Rasmussen poll. A telephone survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted by the polling company found that in a hypothetical match-up between the current first lady and the former secretary of State, Clinton would best Obama 56 percent to 22 percent. That may seem like a significant margin, but according to the most recent RealClearPolitics polling average, Elizabeth Warren, a popular hypothetical challenger to Clinton, receives only 12.5...
  • Richard Cohen: Michelle Obama’s asinine attackers

    05/13/2015 12:10:17 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 40 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / ^ | Monday, May 11, 2015 | Richard Cohen
    <p>Sometimes I think that Rush Limbaugh is the dumbest man in America. This happens whenever I take him at face value and forget that he is basically an entertainer with contempt for his audience.</p> <p>He will tell them anything. Last week, as if to validate my opinion of him, he went after Michelle Obama for playing the “race card” at the dedication of a museum in New York City. He described her as angry and complaining. The word he should have used was “right.”</p>
  • The First Lady’s Moving (But Untrue) Stories of Racial Slights

    05/13/2015 6:29:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/13/2015 | Michelle Malkin
    She’s baaaaaaaack. And she’s maaaaaad. First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address at Tuskegee University last weekend. She’ll do it again next week at Ohio’s Oberlin College — the UC Berkeley of the Midwest, Ground Zero for racial grievance-mongering and fake hate crimes. Commencement FLOTUS is not the same first lady who shows up on Ellen or The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon wearing her pastel cardigan, Chuck Taylors, and a megawatt grin. No, this frowny-faced Michelle Obama talks and squawks like Al Sharpton in Jimmy Choo kitten heels. At Tuskegee, FLOTUS traded her affable TV persona for...
  • First Lady's Critics Have Much to Learn (You Freepers need to shut up alert)

    05/12/2015 9:39:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 12, 2015 | Richard Cohen
    Sometimes I think that Rush Limbaugh is the dumbest man in America. This happens whenever I take him at face value and forget that he is basically an entertainer with contempt for his audience. He will tell them anything. Last week, as if to validate my opinion of him, he went after Michelle Obama for playing the "race card" at the dedication of a museum in New York City. He described her as angry and complaining. The word he should have used was "right." I would even have settled for "interesting." After all, when the first lady of the United...
  • Michelle Obama Should Have Read the Founder of Tuskegee University Before She Spoke There

    05/12/2015 9:31:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2015
    First lady Michelle Obama may know the names of the world’s most famous clothes designers, and she may even know how to dance the Uptown Funk, but judging from her commencement speech to the graduates of a historically black university in Alabama, America’s race-baiting FLOTUS knows nothing about great American civil rights leader, accomplished scholar, and founder of Tuskegee University, the late Booker T. Washington. Michelle Obama’s remarks at the commencement sounded more like she was paying homage to W.E.B. DuBois, who believed in civil rights via agitation and political activism, than DuBois’ adversary, ex-slave Booker Taliaferro Washington, who wrote...
  • Ann Coulter: Michelle Obama’s Just Letting Out Her Inner Reverend Wright Now (VIDEO)

    05/11/2015 10:09:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/11/15 | Jim Hoft
    Author and columnist Ann Coulter responded to Michelle Obama’s comments last weekend at Tuskegee University.Coulter said Michelle Obama is finally letting out her inner Rev. Jeremiah Wright… (G-ddam America). I think she’s just letting out her Reverend Wright, now. You know, a week before this, I’m really glad you played the segment of her saying, ‘It’s the first time in my adult life she’s proud of her country.” And then she’s indignant people might think she doesn’t lover her country. Last week she was claiming museums discriminate against and aren’t welcoming to minorities. What do they have do, be even...
  • Michelle Obama speaks of emotional toll of being first black first lady

    05/10/2015 6:03:50 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 9, 2015 | Elise Viebeck
    Michelle Obama gave a candid view Saturday of the challenges and emotional toll of being the country’s first black first lady. Obama, speaking to graduates at Tuskegee University in Alabama, described insensitive media questions and derogatory remarks from political pundits that she said have kept her up at night. “You might remember the on-stage celebratory fist bump between me and my husband after a primary win that was referred to as a ‘terrorist fist jab,’ ” she said.
  • Michelle Obama Lets Loose on Race in Graduation Speech

    05/10/2015 4:48:40 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 63 replies
    Finance Powered by Trendolizer ^ | 10 MAy 15 | David Knowles
    Excerpt......"As potentially the first African-American first lady, I was also the focus of another set of questions and speculations, conversations sometimes rooted in the fears and misperceptions of others," she told the class of 2015. "Was I too loud or too emasculating? Or was I too soft? Too much of a mom and not enough of a career woman?" Directing her remarks directly toward her African American audience, Obama spoke from her own experience on how racial inequality impacts opportunity. "The road ahead is not going to be easy," Obama said, "It never is, especially for folks like you and...
  • First Lady: 'Sting' of Racism 'Didn't Hold Me Back'

    05/10/2015 11:43:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 9, 2015 | Erin Dooley
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)During a passionate address at historically black Tuskegee University Saturday, Michelle Obama said she refused to let the "sting" of racial bias define her. "Over the years, folks have used plenty of interesting words to describe me. One said I exhibited a little bit of 'uppityism,'" the first lady said. "Cable news charmingly referred to me as 'Obama's baby mamma.' "All of the chatter, the name-calling, the doubting, all of it was just noise," she said. "It did not define me, it didn't change who I was, and most importantly, it couldn't hold me back." Conjuring up the incidents in...
  • Michelle Obama says she was held to different standard in '08 campaign due to her race

    05/10/2015 4:47:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | May 9, 2015 | Allie Malloy and Sunlen Serfaty
    Michelle Obama gave an impassioned and personal commencement speech Saturday on the trials she's faced as the first African-American first lady of the United States, saying she was held to a different standard than other candidates' wives during the 2008 campaign because of her race. Speaking at Tuskegee University in Alabama, Obama told the audience that when her husband was running for office in 2008, she faced questions which she said were not typical for other candidates' wives. "As potentially the first African-American first lady, I was also the focus of another set of questions and speculations, conversations sometimes rooted...
  • Michelle Obama: Blacks have been 'frustrated and invisible' for 'decades'

    05/09/2015 6:14:54 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 78 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9 May 15 | Zack Coleman
    First Lady Michelle Obama urged students at Tuskegee University, a historically black university in Alabama, to remain involved in civic life during a time of tension regarding race relations across the country. At the school's commencement address, the First Lady listed scenarios in which African-Americans feel they encounter systemic discrimination, such as "nagging worries that you're going to get stopped or pulled over for absolutely no reason." She said those feelings are "real," but disengaging is not an option. "I want to be very clear that those feelings are not an excuse to just throw up our hands and give...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    05/08/2015 8:55:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/8/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1.) Michelle Obama: “Museums And Concert Halls” Just Don’t Welcome Non-White Kids First lady Michelle Obama used a speech Monday that was supposed to celebrate the opening of a new museum, to instead increase the racial divide that’s been growing ever wider during her husband’s presidency. “Museums and concert halls,” she said, just don’t welcome non-white visitors – especially children – the way they welcome whites. “You see, there are so many kids in this country who look at places like museums and concert halls and other cultural centers and they think to themselves, well, that’s not a place for...
  • Michelle O: Museums intimidate minorities

    05/07/2015 6:17:01 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 77 replies
    WND ^ | 7 May 15 | Cheryl Chumley
    By Cheryl Chumley First Lady Michelle Obama suggested at an opening of the new $420 million Whitney Museum in New York City that minorities rarely feel welcome at such venues. “You see, there are so many kids in this country who look at places like museums and concert halls and other cultural centers and they think to themselves, ‘well, that’s not a place for me, for someone who looks like me, for someone who comes from my neighborhood.’” She then said she could “guarantee you that right now, there are kids living less than a mile from here who...
  • Michelle Obama: Museums Don’t Make Young Minorities Feel Welcome

    05/07/2015 6:39:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 109 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Are art museums welcoming enough to minorities? While it’s probably a question that never occurred to you since, if you are so inclined, you simply pay the admission and enter, it it apparently a pressing issue to some people. One of those people to whom this though has occurred is first lady Michelle Obama. At the opening of the new $420 million Whitney Museum in New York City, the first lady spoke of a “feeling of not belonging” in museums when she was a growing up on the south side of Chicago.
  • School Lunch: Opting Out is Not an Option

    05/06/2015 11:36:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    US News & World Report's Eat & Run Blog ^ | April 28, 2015 | Chef Ann Cooper
    All children, regardless of their circumstances, deserve safe, nourishing and delicious school meals.One of the best ways to help district nutrition programs as they transition to healthier food is to buy school lunch for your children. When I talk with parents about school food, many are so disappointed in the options their schools provide that they’ve simply opted out. They pack their children’s lunches every day, giving up on their school’s nutrition program as a lost cause. I understand and support parents who insist their children eat healthfully and responsibly. My dream is a nation in which all food –...
  • FLOTUS plays race card: Museums are for white people

    05/05/2015 12:58:58 PM PDT · by blueyon · 168 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | 5/05/15 | Nicole Haas
    First lady Michelle Obama used a speech Monday that was supposed to be celebrating the opening of a new museum to instead dig deeper the racial divide that’s been growing ever wider during her husband’s presidency. “Museums and concert halls,” she said, just don’t welcome non-white visitors – especially children – the way they welcome whites. Speaking at the new Whitney museum in New York City’s meat packing district last week, Obama said she grew up thinking that museums were not places “for someone who looks like me.”
  • Michelle Obama: Museums Intimidate Minorities

    05/05/2015 8:43:25 AM PDT · by rightistight · 89 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/5/15 | Aurelius
    Speaking at the opening of the Whitney Museum in New York City, Michelle Obama implied that museums intimidate people who "look like" her, as well as "young people." The Whitney Museum is a museum of American art. Ms. Obama began her speech by saying how beautiful the new museum was and by thanking Mayor de Blasio. "I also want to recognize Mayor de Blasio for his leadership and his passion, and for joining us here today -- absolutely," she said. The First Lady then mentioned one of the themes that one of the museum's exhibits has, which is, “How can...
  • White House denies Obama visit to Nike is favor for ‘Let’s Move’ contribution

    05/01/2015 10:10:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Friday that President Obama’s visit to Nike headquarters in Oregon next week is unrelated to the company’s $50 million contribution to first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign for kids. Asked whether Nike’s generosity was behind the White House’s selection of the company for a presidential visit, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said “not that I’m aware of.” He said the president will visit the company to talk about free trade.
  • School serves 6-year-old meat to TN students

    04/30/2015 1:15:14 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 57 replies
    EAG News ^ | 4/30/15 | Danette Clark
    ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. – Meat dating to the year of President Obama’s first inauguration was served to students in some Hawkins County, Tennessee schools last week. Hawkins County Commissioner Michael Herrell was alerted after a cafeteria worker sent him a photo of the pork roast they used for school meals was from 2009. The 6-year-old meat had been frozen and then was thawed for meal preparation, according to WCYB. Herrell said the photo was taken at Joseph Rogers Primary School where the staff decided not to serve the meat. However, it was served at other schools.