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  • 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 rodeo’s nine-member board, Mike Barrett said the rodeo is not responsible for the joke and will ask Hayhurst for a letter addressing...
  • Michelle Obama: [Another] VA School Rejects Her Request to Visit (Is the bloom off the rose?)

    09/15/2012 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | September 15, 2012 | Nick Chiles
    Yet another school has decided to make a political point by rejecting first lady Michelle Obama—this time an elementary school in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Officials claimed that it went against school policy to allow the First Lady of the United States to speak at the school while on the campaign trail in Virginia. But according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, school officials refused to discuss their reasoning. But James Holland, a Dale District Supervisor, and the only Democrat on the five-member Chesterfield board, was willing to talk. “I do believe and think that Mrs. Obama, the first lady, should be allowed...
  • Kids Question Michelle Obama: Unsure Where President Is, and Where Obamas Will Move

    09/14/2012 9:11:24 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 14 Sep 12 | Daniel Halper
    First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by a Virginia YMCA yesterday where she met with elementary and middle school kids. The kids had tough questions for the first lady, including the whereabouts of the president of the United States. She did not immediately know. From the pool report: Asked where he was, she said, “he’s at work,” then asked the adults, “Where is Barack Obama?” She was told he’s in Colorado today. When asked by a kid where the Obamas would live if President Obama loses, "The First Lady said they could figure that out later," according to the pool report....
  • Chesterfield rejects Michelle Obama's bid to speak at county school [Virginia]

    09/13/2012 9:13:38 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | September 13, 2012 | Mark Bowes
    First Lady Michelle Obama had sought to speak at a Chesterfield County elementary school during her campaign swing through Virginia today, but county school leaders rejected her request, citing school policy, a Chesterfield supervisor has confirmed. “I do believe and think that Mrs. Obama, the first lady, should be allowed to attend a Chesterfield school,” said Dale District Supervisor Jim Holland, who confirmed the Obama campaign request. “I know it’s not school policy. However, I just do not agree with that, because I think it’s an honor for the first lady to visit a school. That’s just my personal opinion...
  • FLOTUS: Obesity 'Absolutely' Greatest Threat To National Security

    09/13/2012 4:09:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | September 12, 2012 | Breitbart TV
  • Mark McKinnon on the Pundits’ Rush to Bury Romney-Ryan

    09/12/2012 6:22:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 12, 2012 | Mark McKinnon
    The pundits—even conservative ones—are ready to bury Romney and Ryan. Mark McKinnon on the dangers of believing in convention bounce—and what Bush 2000 can teach Mitt. So we've had the conventions. It's now post-Labor Day. And many in the media and pundit class have concluded the race is over. The obituaries for Mitt Romney’s campaign are already being written, even by those in his own party. The consensus: he’s too vague. (Ironically, that’s a charge that could be but is not also applied to the president.) The Wall Street Journal criticized Romney’s lack of clarity on his plans to replace...
  • The Blatant Bias With the Wives

    09/12/2012 1:23:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | September 12, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    The conventions have come and gone, but as always, the TV network "news" coverage of Tampa and Charlotte demonstrated once again that these people have no intention of trying to be equally positive or equally aggressive with the two major parties. Their obvious, but unstated, agenda is to drag Obama over the finish line to re-election. Always on pins and needles for his man Obama, NBC anchor Brian Williams told top Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett at the convention season's end that they will need the "tall order" of "nothing but positive coverage" over the next 60 days. People like Williams...
  • Teachers In Chicago Exemplify The Chicago Spirit, Not The American Way

    09/10/2012 5:57:06 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-10-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Tampa vs. Charlotte

    09/09/2012 5:55:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | September 9, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    Tampa, Fla., was like the Republican National Convention delegation -- older, more experienced, less excitable. Tampa has hosted the Super Bowl; the city had lots of space and nothing to prove. There was a been there/done that feel to the entire affair. Tampa Bay is used to welcoming visitors and has plenty of nice hotels to host them. You say a hurricane is coming? No worries. They laid out some sandbags, closed up for a night and started up a day later. No need to rush a convention. People don't come to Florida to be in a hurry. Charlotte, N.C.,...
  • The DNC As I Saw It

    09/09/2012 3:57:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | September 9, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took time off from the busy job standing idle while an alarming number of shootings plague his city to come and party for the week. Were he to have an R after his name, the media would’ve crucified him. But he doesn’t, so let the good times roll. Lilly Ledbetter, self-appointed champion of equal pay for women, took to the stage to extoll the virtues of the Obama administration … which pays women in the White House significantly less than male employees. The irony went both unnoticed by the crowd and unmentioned by the media. Nancy...
  • An Ugly, Up-Close Look at the Dems

    09/08/2012 5:46:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | September 8, 2012 | Kathryn Lopez
    Michelle Obama, in her speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last week, explained that her husband "believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care." If you're anything like me, you would like to believe the first lady on general principle. "Just say no to drugs"; "Read"; "Exercise": These are good messages that have come from first ladies, including this one. Life is more complicated than simple slogans, however, and in this particular narrative, she was putting a spin on the redefining of religious liberty that's occurred under...
  • Circus of the Vagina-gogues

    09/07/2012 6:58:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | September 7, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hide your children. This is what the progressive left's idea of women's empowerment looks like: For the past two weeks, radical feminists from the group Code Pink have paraded across the fruited plain in giant female reproductive organ costumes. The goal is "respect" for women's bodies and women's abortion rights. It's part of the coordinated campaign to fight the right's purported "war on women." The Vagina Puppets' Democratic Party sympathizers, from professional birth control freeloader Sandra Fluke to first lady Michelle Obama, dog-whistled the same messages of "choice" and "freedom" from the convention stage. "We are ......
  • Mrs. Obama Almost Makes You Forget That Her Husband Supports...

    09/06/2012 5:35:44 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    Christian News Wire ^ | 5Sept2012 | Dr. Alveda King
    'Mrs. Obama Almost Makes You Forget That Her Husband Supports Killing Babies and Killing Natural Marriage. Almost…' The First Lady of America took the grandstand last night in a rousing speech. As the emails flooded into my cache, with the pros and cons, I wrote back to one sincere young lady: "She looked beautiful and proves that she's nearly as much a consummate skilled politician as her husband. She almost makes you forget that her husband supports killing babies and destroying natural marriage. Almost..." In comparison to Mrs. Romney's sincere and impassioned speech in support of her husband last week,...
  • One Point To Agree With Michelle Obama On... (pic)

    09/05/2012 4:41:10 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-5-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Media Fail to Fact-Check Michelle's Speech

    09/05/2012 2:18:20 PM PDT · by bronxville · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | 09-05-2012 | Joel Pollak
    "National Public Radio, among other mainstream media outlets, whitewashed First Lady Michelle Obama's fib-filled speech to the Democratic National Convention last night. At the end of a roundup of perfunctory attempts to fact-check some of the Democrats' speeches, NPR gave Mrs. Obama a clean bill of health: "As for first lady Michelle Obama's address to the convention, the fact checkers don't seem to have any faults to find.""
  • The Two Faces Of Obama (pic)

    09/05/2012 9:53:00 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-5-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Last month I did a post titled Liberal Supervillains, where I matched up liberals to villains in comics/sci-fi and pop culture in general. I matched Obama up with Batman villain Two-Face. Michelle Obama's DNC speech justified that decision...
  • MOOchelle Obama Goes Hollywood With Big DNC Read!

    09/05/2012 9:02:35 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-5-2012 | MOTUS
    Where do you turn for inspiration once you remove God from the picture? There’s only one place: Hollywood, of course! Hollywood: Where stars are born Some people say the Reagan’s started the trend towards “Hollywooding” D.C. butt while Ronnie and Nancy were from Hollywood, they were not OF Hollywood. They brought a certain glamour to the presidency, butt the honor of bringing the trappings of Hollywood belongs to Bill and Hill. They’re the ones who first brought in the scene setters, the script writers the makeup artists and the acting coaches. They were sent packing during the Bush years, only...
  • Michelle gave a great speech last night, too bad it was a pack of lies.

    09/05/2012 7:51:17 AM PDT · by barryobi · 14 replies
    09/05/2012 | barryobi
    I thought Michelle Obama gave a great speech last night. Too bad the lackeys in the MSM will not even do a cursory fact check of some of the things she said. The most obvious and demonstrable falsehood she put out involved Obama's grandmother and her struggles to break through the 'glass ceiling' in the 1960's-1980's. Michelle repeated VERBATIM the lines she has used before which you can find here from 2011 .But believe me, Barack knows this all too well,” Mrs. Obama continued. “He understands these issues because he’s lived them. He was raised by a single mother...
  • DNC Tuesday: "The Democrats' Rubio" and the First Lady

    09/05/2012 3:50:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | September 5, 2012 | Guy Benson
    CHARLOTTE, NC - Day one of the Democratic National Convention was a tale of two events.  Throughout the early evening session -- prior to the major primetime hour -- the proceedings featured angry attacks on Mitt Romney and Republicans, an unshakeable fixation on trivial, minor issues (other than jobs and the economy), and a disquieting, heavy emphasis on abortion and divisive social issues.  Especially unpleasant were the patriotism-questioning shout-fest from former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland ("If Mitt Romney were Santa, he'd fire the Reindeer and outsource the elves!") and the pro-abortion screed from the president of NARAL, a hardcore pro-abortion...
  • Krauthammer On Michelle Obama's Speech: "I Didn't Buy A Line Of It" (video)

    09/04/2012 9:01:47 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 41 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 4, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    Charles Krauthammer: Her whole task was to say why. And her answer was, “Why? Because essentially he's a saint.” Because of his upbringing and because of his emotions and because of his humanity. He does of this because he cares. And the brilliance of it is this: It drained Obama of any, either, ideological motivation, or any having to do with self interest or ambition, which I think is sort of a more plausible explanation. He's a man highly who is liked and highly ideological. A man of the left who sees the role of the government as ordering, the...
  • Obama Chastises First Lady Over Unsightly Panty Lines [SATIRE]

    09/04/2012 8:04:23 PM PDT · by Bobble · 14 replies
    The Daily Rash ^ | This entry was posted on October 25, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Mark Donahue
    WASHINGTON – In a rare display of harsh criticism, President Obama lambasted First Lady Michelle Obama as she and the presidential children were preparing to board Air Force One. When the President first arrived on the tarmac, minutes after the First Family’s arrival, he was all smiles as he waved to press members and staff that had gathered to see the family embark on their twenty-seven day Caribbean vacation. But Obama’s smile faded when he saw what his wife was wearing. After the initial wave of astonishment washed over him, the President’s face filled with scorn as he let fly...
  • Mrs. Obama’s second-term agenda: Impacting “the nature of food in grocery stores”

    09/04/2012 11:47:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 4, 2012 | Erika Johnsen
    So, what I’m hearing is, it’s pretty much the same as the old agenda, except perhaps ramped up another nanny-state notch. In a yet another classic case of an inefficient, meddlesome bureaucracy attacking the symptoms instead of the disease (and causing a whole host of costs, inefficiencies, and waste in the process), the federal government via First Lady Michelle Obama has made it their business to “solve the problem of obesity within a generation.” In an audacious display of utter disdain for free-market signals, part of this effort includes nineteen separate government programs that aim to eliminate “food deserts” —...
  • Obama hopes he doesn't cry during wife's speech

    09/04/2012 11:35:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    President Barack Obama says he'll try not to let his daughters see him cry tonight as he watches the first lady's speech at the Democratic National Convention. Obama calls Michelle Obama "the star of the Obama family" and says he gets "all misty" whenever she speaks. The president made the comments before a mostly African-American crowd...
  • Michelle Obama Embraces The Role of First Celebrity [Darling of Fawning Media!]

    09/03/2012 10:01:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 03, 2012 | Kathleen Hennessey and Katherine Skiba
    Michelle Obama Embraces The Role of First Celebrity Steering clear of political combat, she uses pop culture and entertainment media to her own and her husband's advantage. By Kathleen Hennessey and Katherine Skiba, Washington Bureau September 3, 2012 WASHINGTON — Four years ago, the Obama campaign was strategizing about how to present Michelle Obama to the country with her prime-time speech at the Democratic National Convention. Today, the A-lister needs no introduction. If you missed her on David Letterman last week, you can catch her on television soon with Rachael Ray and Dr. Oz. If you have kids, you know...
  • Tuesday's speakers at Democratic convention

    09/03/2012 10:20:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Speakers for Tuesday's session of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena, as released by the Democratic Party (all times EDT): ___ 5-6 p.m. Call to Order: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, chair, Democratic National Committee Invocation: His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, bishop of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Detroit Presentation of Colors: Disabled American Veterans, The Stanly County Chapter 12 Honor Guard Pledge of Allegiance: 3rd Grade Class, W.R. O'Dell Elementary School, Concord, N.C. National Anthem: Amber Riley, singer/songwriter and "Glee" actress...
  • Michelle Obama Presents Course: 'Supermarket Shopping 101'

    09/01/2012 10:33:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 31, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    As part of her anti-obesity Let's Move campaign, First Lady Michelle Obama is now presenting a brief online course: “Supermarket Shopping 101.” The course, which now appears on the website, provides novice shoppers with tips such as “steer clear of the cookie, snack and soda aisle.” “Supermarket Shopping 101: Read This Before You Hit the Grocery Store,” written by Lisa Cericola, was first published among the materials the first lady presented online last week when she was a "guest editor" at Now, it has been republished on the Let’s Move blog. As previously reported,, which featured...
  • Brian Williams Reprimands Ann Romney for Saying Mitt Romney ‘Is Going to Save America’

    08/30/2012 12:11:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 29, 2012 | Brent Baker
    NBC anchor Brian Williams reprimanded Ann Romney for saying “I believe in my heart that Mitt is going to save America,” suggesting it would have been incendiary if Michelle Obama had made such a promise. As the two sat in the NBC News booth at the Republican convention, Williams told Mrs. Romney the phrasing “jumped off the screen to me” and maintained, without identifying the supposed source, that “someone who knows you conceded that if Mrs. Obama used words like that...there’d be all kinds of hubbub.” He demanded: “What do you mean? Those are powerful words.” (VIDEO AT LINK) Audio:...
  • Letter: One big election will be viewed as adults vs. children, he says

    08/29/2012 12:58:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Pierce County Herald ^ | August 29, 2012 | Ken Pazdernik
    TO THE EDITOR: Now that Mitt Romney has selected his running mate, it is clear that this election will be viewed as the adults against the children. One party wants everything for free and screams like little babies if someone dares to tell them that the country cannot afford to give them handouts. The other party wants to reduce the amount of entitlements in order to both save the country and to minimize the amount of debt that will be passed on to everyone’s children and grandchildren. This election will also be about substance and class warfare. One party will...
  • WTH #666: M.Obama Quotes Saul Alinsky in Campaign Speech

    08/29/2012 9:20:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 8/28/12 | staff
    Last night Michelle Obama used lines from Rules for Radicals, a radical Far Left book by Saul Alinsky (“father of community organizing” and a notorious far-left radical) in her DNC Convention speech. Gateway Pundit nailed her: What to make of Michelle Obama’s use the terms, “The world as it is” and “The world as it should be?” From whence do they originate? Try Chapter 2 of Saul Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals. “Barack stood up that day,” talking about a visit to Chicago neighborhoods, “and spoke words that have stayed with me ever since. He talked about “The world as...
  • Spanish magazine puts Michelle Obama's head on a portrait of topless slave

    08/28/2012 9:14:35 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 23 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 8/28/2012 | Daily Mail
    A Spanish magazine landed themselves in the middle of a racial controversy over a Photoshopped picture of First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover of their latest issue. The picture places Mrs Obama's face in a 1800 portrait of a slave with an exposed breast, and Magazine de Fuera de Serie likely knew the image was going to stir up controversy. The editors may have had a different message in mind given the historical context of the particular painting, but that sentiment was overlooked by online viewers who found the composite offensive and racist.
  • Michele Obama "Do me a favor before you go to bed"

    08/27/2012 3:51:43 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 41 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 8/27/2012 | Daniel Halper
    The latest fundraising plea from First Lady Michelle Obama for Barack Obama's reelection campaign:  Daniel -- Before you go to bed tonight, do me a favor and read Barack's note. We've always known this election was going to be even tougher than the last one. All across the country, supporters like you have stepped up to give your time and energy to help move this country forward. We can't let that hard work be undone by our opponents' unlimited spending on negative TV ads. If we win, it will because of what you do today, and for the next 77...
  • Michelle Obama: 'Get to the Polls on November the 2'

    08/23/2012 8:08:24 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 23, 2012
    Michelle Obama, speaking yesterday at a campaign event in Florida: So that one new voter that you register in your precinct -- think about it -- that one neighbor that you get to the polls on November the 2 I want you to understand, that could be the one that makes the difference. That one conversation, that one new volunteer you recruit, that could be the one that puts this over the top.
  • Marital, personal ties link Obama administration to Commission on Presidential Debates

    08/23/2012 3:37:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/23/2012 | Josh Peterson
    The moderator of the lone October vice presidential debate was previously married to a top Obama official, an association both ABC News and the left-leaning Commission on Presidential Debates do not view as a conflict of interest. ABC Senior Foreign Correspondent Martha Raddatz, whose role as moderator was announced on August 13, was previously married to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski — an Obama appointee. Genachowki and Raddatz were married in 1991, the same year he graduated from Harvard Law School. Their marriage ended in 1997; the two have a son together. Raddatz does not report on the FCC...
  • Michelle Obama 'Guest Editor' for Website Featuring Sex Tips--Including from Prostitutes

    08/22/2012 8:03:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    Michelle Obama 'Guest Editor' for Website Featuring Sex Tips--Including from Prostitutes By Penny Starr August 22, 2012 ( – First Lady Michelle Obama this week is serving as guest editor for, NBC’s “community of online women” that offers sexually explicit material, including graphic sex tips from prostitutes, “20 kinky things you SO can do,” and a list of “naughty” apps for mobile devices. iVillage A screen from iVillage, which is featuring First Lady Michelle Obama as a guest editor this week. Michelle Obama is identified as a “Guest Editor” on all of the website’s pages, including several titled “Love...
  • The Problem: Getting kids to buy Michelle Obama's healthy food

    08/21/2012 4:07:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | August 21, 2012 | Kristen Wyatt (AP)
    DENVER (AP) -- There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them. "We don't want healthy trash cans. We want kids who are eating this stuff," said Kern Halls, a former Disney World restaurant manager who now works in school nutrition at Orange County Public Schools in Florida. At a School Nutrition Association conference in Denver this summer, food workers heard tips about how to get children to make healthy food choices in the cafeteria.
  • Michelle Obama reveals she hits the gym as early as 4.30am EVERY DAY

    08/21/2012 10:40:30 AM PDT · by Justaham · 48 replies
    Daily workouts at 6am? Not bad, Paul Ryan. But there's another influential political figure who's apparently often finished with hers by then: Michelle Obama. Especially during the school year, the First Lady gets up at 4.30am or 5am to work out before her kids wake up. Mrs Obama made the admission on iVillage, the women's website where she is serving as a guest editor this week, with a theme of 'Rev Up Your Back-to-School Routine.' 'Barack and I work out every day,' she told the site in an interview to appear online this week. 'I usually get to the gym...
  • Obama: "We Do Have A Perfect First Lady" .. "She is Cute" (Video)

    08/16/2012 7:30:39 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 45 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 16, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    "Obviously, I love my mother-in-law, too. That is where Michelle got her looks from. When other Obamas are participating, I tend not to shine quite as much," President Obama said at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa with first lady Michelle Obama. "I have called for the rock of our family, that may sell it short. I don't know anyone that is more honest,, who is stronger, who knows what she is, knows what is important, remembers where she came from, is the best mom in the world, keeps me in line. Keeps me straight, keeps me humble. And she...
  • In Harvard essay, young Michelle Obama argued for race-based faculty hiring

    08/15/2012 7:12:34 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/15/2012 | Charles Johnson
    During her third and final year at Harvard Law School, first lady Michelle Obama — then named Michelle Robinson — penned an article for the newsletter of Harvard’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA), arguing that Harvard and its students were perpetuating “racist and sexist stereotypes” by not intentionally hiring minority and female law professors on the basis of their sex or skin color. The 1988 essay, titled “Minority and Women Law Professors: A Comparison of Teaching Styles,” ran in a special edition of the BLSA Memo. The future first lady justified her demands for more black and female law school...
  • Michelle Obama Scolds Gabby Douglas for Eating an Egg McMuffin

    08/14/2012 12:51:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Rush ^ | August 14, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: By the way, did you hear what Michelle did? Gabby Douglas was on the Leno show, The Tonight Show. You gotta hear this. Gold medal gymnast, Gabby Douglas. She's on The Tonight Show with Michelle (My Belle) Obama. Leno says, "Gabby after you won your gold medal, how did you celebrate? What did you do?" DOUGLAS: After the competition, I splurged on a Egg McMuffin... LENO: Egg McMuffin! DOUGLAS: McDonald's. (laughter) Michelle Obama Scolds Olympics Hero Gabby Douglas for Eating an Egg McMuffinOBAMA: Gabby, we don't... LENO: Egg McMuffin! OBAMA: ... don’t encourage him! I'm sure...
  • Should the First Lady get a salary? Prez seems to think so

    08/14/2012 11:43:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WNWO-TV ^ | August 9, 2012
    No one would argue against the fact that being First Lady can be a taxing assignment. Next to nothing you do happens out of the public eye. Lot's of glad-handing...causes to push and support...and a husband to campaign for. Plus the semi-official duties of playing host to world leaders and foreign delegations. And for all they do...they don't actually get paid. President Obama, speaking to supporters Wednesday in Denver, Colorado, seemed to float the idea that they should. (In the VIDEO, around :45 seconds, he seems to imply it). "I wanna make sure that she has control over her health...
  • Michelle Obama teases Gabby Douglas over fast food

    08/13/2012 8:26:38 PM PDT · by petitfour · 51 replies
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | August 13, 2012 | Lynn Elber
    Gabby Douglas admitted indulging in post-Olympics fast food to the wrong person: First lady and healthy eating advocate Michelle Obama, who teased the gymnastics champion. "You're setting me back, Gabby," Obama told Douglas during a taping Monday for NBC's "Tonight Show," according to a network transcript. "Sorry!" replied the 16-year-old athlete, who confessed to chowing down on a McDonalds' breakfast sandwich after winning two gold medals at the just-ended London Olympics.

    08/13/2012 11:43:30 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 40 replies
    the Mail ^ | August 12, 2012 | Turtle Bunbury
    For many of us, our main understanding of the American South, slavery and the Civil War derives from countless viewings of ‘Gone with the Wind.’ New research has revealed that Michelle Obama’s forefathers include Charles Shields, a slave-owner of Irish descent, who lived in the very same county in Georgia State where the fictional Scarlet O’Hara’s family lived. This is the remarkable story of how Charles Shields and a slave girl called Melvina became ancestors of the first African-American to become First Lady of the United States.
  • When Did Milk Become Bad for You?

    08/13/2012 9:59:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Last week, as I entered Union Station Metro station in Washington, I saw ads for what appeared to be First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. It was a series of three ads, the first said: “Let’s move hot dogs out of school lunch.” Okay, fine, because, let’s face it, while hot dogs may be scrumptious and all-beef, they look like small batons of questionable meat. The second ad said: “Let’s move cheese out of school lunch.” I mean, I guess. Cheese, while a good source of calcium (and delicious), is not necessarily the healthiest thing in the world. I...
  • Michelle: Undecideds 'Confused,' 'Knuckleheads' (black radio interview)

    08/10/2012 4:40:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August. 10, 2012
    Tom Joyner Morning Show Interviews Michelle Obama
  • EDITORIAL: Obama: Pay my wife, please

    08/09/2012 7:16:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 9, 2012 | Editorial
    President wants taxpayers to pick up larger family tabPresident Obama thinks his wife should be paid for the privilege of serving as first lady. Speaking at a campaign event in Denver on Wednesday, Mr. Obama invoked Mrs. Obama’s plight to make a point about equal pay for equal work. “I want to make sure that when she’s working, she is getting paid the same as men,” he said. “I’ve got to say, first ladies right now don’t, even though that’s a tough job.” Poor Michelle, we feel her pain. If Mr. Obama was joking, it was in poor taste, especially...
  • Obama Complains that Michelle Doesn't Make Money As First Lady

    08/08/2012 3:25:58 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 41 replies
    President Obama spoke to women supporters today at a Denver event. "...I wanna make sure that when she's working she is getting paid the same as men, I gotta say that First Ladies right now don't, even though that's a tough job!"
  • Caroline Kennedy's with Obamas after reported snubs (I cant's stand to hear his voice anymore)

    08/08/2012 3:35:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/8/2012 | Kerry Picket
    “It really annoyed Caroline when comparisons were made by the media between Michelle and Jackie. Caroline had a word for such comparisons; she called them ‘odious.’ She really got annoyed. And when she began to fall out of love with the Obamas, love was replaced by outright scorn. Now she says things about Obama like, ‘I can’t stand to hear his voice any more. He’s a liar and worse’” Ethel Kennedy, “the matriarch of the family,” similarly felt scorned, according to Klein. He tells a story of her invitation — extended to the First Family — being ignored by the...
  • Trotta: "Double Standard" On Media Treatment Of Ann Romney And Jackie O

    08/05/2012 10:44:12 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 28 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 5, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Liz Trotta: When Ann Romney showed up at the Olympics equestrian competition in London's Greenwich Park last week, the media scrum around her would lead some to believe that Michael Phelps had dropped in. Mrs. Romney was there to watch her horse, Rafalca, compete in dressage, once the sport of ancient kings. The uninitiated call it 'horse ballet.' Rafalca, a German-bred mare, didn't miss a pirouette as her patron cheered and pronounced the performance constant and elegant. Some would say not unlike her mistress, Ann Romney, is not to be taken lightly. Perhaps that's why President Obama's political operatives, most...
  • Healthier School Lunches Causing Headaches for Districts

    08/04/2012 4:46:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    Levittown Patch ^ | August 2, 2012 | Joe Dowd
    New federal demands for healthier school lunches are causing a summer scramble for Long Island school districts to meet the new demands. The real impact will likely be felt during the first weeks of school in September, when many kids begin to notice smaller portions of meat and increased portions of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Across the region, and the nation, districts are struggling with both the need to match new guidelines and to communicate the changes to parents and students. Districts are having to respond to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, championed by President Obama and First Lady...
  • First Lady talks achievements, values in fundraiser speech at Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield

    08/03/2012 5:32:15 PM PDT · by matt04 · 18 replies
    With more than 130 in attendance and about a dozen onlookers on scene hoping to catch a glimpse of America's first lady, Michelle Obama delivered a stump speech aimed at energizing the local Democratic base as she campaigned for her husband's re-election efforts. Among the attendees joining Obama for lunch in the MassMutual Room of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield on Friday were NBA player Grant Hill, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, State Auditor Suzanne Bump, Congressman Richard Neal, D-Springfield, the recently retired former state Rep. Raymond Jordan, and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno....