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  • Marvel Comics Announces Its First Drag Queen Superhero

    01/22/2019 7:09:55 AM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    CBN News ^ | January 11, 2019
    In the latest issue of its Iceman comic book series, Marvel Comics introduces a new superhero named Shade. Shade is a mutant superhero drag queen, the first-ever drag queen in a Marvel series. According to Mashable, Shade "possesses teleportation powers, and "can create and enter a pocket dimension inside her handheld folding fan." Shade will be included in the latest issue of the Iceman series, which was written by an openly gay man named Sina Grace. The lead character in the Iceman comic book series is named Bobby Drake, who is gay. "I really wanted this series to push readers...
  • Texas mayor resigns amid accusation of using city funds to see Michelle Obama

    01/17/2019 10:27:51 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 20 replies
    SandHillsexpress.com ^ | 1/17/19 | ABC News Radio
    (FOREST HILL, Texas) — A pair of Texas politicians resigned after they allegedly misused public funds to attend an event on Michelle Obama’s book tour. Forest Hill, Texas, Mayor Lyndia Thomas and Mayor Pro Tem Beckie Hayes submitted their resignations on Wednesday, ahead of a public hearing over alleged misconduct and expenses related to the former first lady’s book tour event in Dallas last year. The pair allegedly received reimbursements for two $545 tickets for Obama’s Becoming book tour. The expense was approved by the city manager, and Hayes received a check, but she said she paid it back when...
  • Texas mayor resigns amid accusation of using city funds to see Michelle Obama

    01/17/2019 9:07:48 AM PST · by ETL · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 17, 2019 | KARMA ALLEN
    A pair of Texas politicians resigned after they allegedly misused public funds to attend an event on Michelle Obama's book tour. Forest Hill, Texas, Mayor Lyndia Thomas and Mayor Pro Tem Beckie Hayes submitted their resignations on Wednesday, ahead of a public hearing over alleged misconduct and expenses related to the former first lady's book tour event in Dallas last year. The pair allegedly received reimbursements for two $545 tickets for Obama's "Becoming" book tour. The expense was approved by the city manager, and Hayes received a check, but she said she paid it back when members of a citizens...
  • Can You Guess The Identity Of Donald Trump’s Toughest Potential Opponent In 2020?

    01/15/2019 11:54:49 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 60 replies
    eotad ^ | 1/10/19 | Michael Snyder
    At this moment the race for the Democratic nomination in 2020 appears to be completely wide open, but there is one potential candidate lurking in the shadows that could change everything. For a moment, I would like you to imagine what a perfect presidential candidate for the Democrats in 2020 would look like. In this politically correct era, it would help if the candidate was a woman, and it would definitely be a plus if she could appeal to key groups of minority voters. Being a hero to the LGBT community would be important for any Democratic candidate, and it...
  • Michelle Obama ends Hillary Clinton's run as America's most admired woman, Gallup poll says

    12/27/2018 8:49:20 AM PST · by bgill · 56 replies
    wxyz ^ | Dec. 27, 2018 | staff
    For the first time in 17 years, Hillary Clinton is not the woman most admired by Americans. According to a new Gallup poll, Former first lady Michelle Obama is the most admired woman in the world by people in the United States. Oprah Winfrey came in second place with Hillary Clinton and Melania Trump tying for third. Meanwhile Michelle's husband former President Barack Obama won most admired man for the 11th consecutive year. President Trump was the second most admired man, with George W. Bush and Pope Francis tied for third.
  • 'Fashion Critic' or Fan Girl? Givhan Won't Critique Michelle Obama

    12/22/2018 8:15:20 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    obin Givhan, as our Tim Graham described her last year, is "the liberal political columnist who plays fashion writer at The Washington Post." As Graham earlier observed, Givhan is "best known to many as Michelle Obama's worshipful accessory to fashion." And so—as you might expect—in her column this week, Givhan was unwilling to criticize the, shall-we-say, controversial fashion choices that Michelle Obama made for her book-tour appearance with Sarah Jessica Parker earlier this week. Have a gander and judge for yourself Michelle's ensemble of "a full-length, draped, shimmery yellow shirt dress with a pair of gold, holographic thigh-high boots." ,/B>You...
  • Michelle Obama makes a splash with $4,000 designer boots

    12/20/2018 9:27:08 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 150 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/20/18 | Judy Kurtz
    Michelle Obama’s footwear is causing a fashion frenzy, after the former first lady sported sparkling $4,000 designer boots. The “Becoming” author stepped out in the eye-catching pair of Balenciaga boots on Wednesday at a Brooklyn stop on her nationwide book tour. Former “Sex and the City” star and fashion designer Sarah Jessica Parker served as the celebrity guest moderator for the chat about Obama’s best-selling memoir. The gold, thigh-high boots retail for $3,800, and several sizes were sold out or low in stock on at least one site selling them after Obama's appearance. Multiple fashion gurus and first lady watchers...
  • Dinesh D'Souza Says Michelle Obama's College Thesis Was 'Illiterate and Incoherent'

    12/17/2018 11:54:43 PM PST · by Zakeet · 81 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 17, 2018 | Dan Cancian
    Dinesh D'Souza described Michelle Obama's college thesis as "illiterate and incoherent." The far-right author and filmmaker launched a scathing attack on the former first lady after she claimed that people at the most powerful organizations in the world were "not as smart" as some portrayed them to be. "Anyone who has read Michelle's college thesis - a document so illiterate and incoherent that it was written, as Christopher Hitchens put it, in 'no known language' - will chuckle heartily at this one," D'Souza wrote on his Facebook page, sharing a link to a Newsweek article that reported Obama’s remark. [Snip]...
  • Channing Dungey Joins Netflix As VP Original Content, Will Work With Shonda Rhimes, the Obamas (tr)

    12/17/2018 10:21:02 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 17, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    Following weeks of speculation, outgoing ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey is officially joining Netflix in a senior leadership role as Vice President of Original Content, reporting to Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content. She is expected to start in February. In this newly created role, Dungey will partner with Holland in setting strategy for Netflix’s original series and will oversee a large and key portion of the slate, including some of the company’s overall deals with such top writer-producers as Shonda Rhimes, Jenji Kohan, Kenya Barris, Steven DeKnight, Marti Noxon, as well as Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground...
  • Michelle Obama does Fortnite 'orange justice' dance with Santa

    12/13/2018 3:54:51 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/18 | John Bowden
    Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance Thursday at a children's hospital in Colorado, where the former first lady spoke with children alongside Santa Claus at an event and read the holiday classic "The Night Before Christmas." One child at the event, one of several surprise appearances for Obama in recent weeks, reportedly asked her about her dancing skills, and was shown coaching her on the "orange justice" dance from the popular "Fortnite" video game. Obama championed childhood fitness and wellness during her time in the White House, and has in recent weeks made surprise appearances at a school in Chicago...
  • GREAT AGAIN: Schools bring back chocolate milk as Michelle O lunch rules eased

    12/07/2018 2:03:56 PM PST · by grundle · 54 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | December 7, 2018 | Victor Skinner
    When former first lady Michelle Obama’s strict limitations on school lunches went into effect, students across the country dumped the unappetizing offerings in the garbage, a debacle that cost taxpayers billions in wasted food and lunchroom sales. Students, parents, administrators and lunch staff pleaded with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to roll back the restrictions – specific limits on everything from total calories to fat, sugar, sodium, and whole grain content – and the government created various waivers to allow schools to serve students food they will actually eat. Now, the Trump administration is scrapping the unnecessary bureaucracy altogether by...
  • Caption this!

    12/05/2018 1:08:02 PM PST · by PROCON · 97 replies
    Shameless vanity | Dec. 5, 2018 | Shameless vanity
    Caption time!
  • Michelle Obama Is Done With the Gospel of ‘Lean In’

    12/03/2018 7:16:20 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    TheCut.com ^ | 12 02 2018 | Opheli Garcia Lawler
    Michelle Obama set the record straight during an appearance at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday night, one of the many stops on her Becoming book tour. Speaking about work life balance, and finding a way to excel in your career and marriage, Obama spoke frankly about what works and what doesn’t — and that the expectation of “having it all” isn’t always feasible. “That whole ‘so you can have it all.’ Nope, not at the same time,” Obama said. “That’s a lie. And it’s not always enough to lean in, because that shit doesn’t work all the time.” The...
  • Michelle Obama Unleashed: About Women ‘Leaning In’:

    12/02/2018 6:06:14 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 101 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 2, 2018 | Tamar Auber
    Former First Lady Michelle Obama offered a candid assessment of the reality of trying to balance a marriage and a career and the idea of ‘leaning in.'” “Marriage still ain’t equal, y’all. It ain’t equal. I tell women that whole ‘you can have it all’—mmm, nope, not at the same time,” Mrs. Obama said Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday night. “That’s a lie. And it’s not always enough to lean in, because that shit doesn’t work all the time.”
  • Curtains for the Clintons

    12/01/2018 8:08:15 PM PST · by bitt · 89 replies
    wral.com ^ | 12/1/2018 | maureen dowd
    The snow is falling lightly. My thoughts are racing darkly. I’m feeling something foreign, something I’ve never felt before. It takes me a moment to identify it. I’m feeling sorry for the Clintons. In the 27 years I’ve covered Bill and Hillary, I’ve experienced a range of emotions. They’ve dazzled me and they’ve disgusted me. But now they’re mystifying me. I’m looking around Scotiabank Arena, the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and it’s a depressing sight. It’s two-for-the-price-of-one in half the arena. The hockey rink is half curtained off, but even with that, organizers are scrambling at the last...
  • Joy Reid: Michelle Obama-Oprah 2020 Ticket Can't Win Because Racism

    11/25/2018 2:29:36 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 101 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    That must be why Barack Obama never won . . . With the midterm elections behind us, we are now into the 2020 silly-season guessing game. On her MSNBC show this morning, Joy Reid invited her guests to make their picks among the multitudinous Dem contenders. Said Tiffany Cross, co-founder of The Beat DC: "My number one ticket who can beat Donald Trump by a landslide: Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey."[snip] Reid replied: "We know racially-polarized voting is a real thing and people will say they'll vote for Oprah until she is on the ballot."Get the rest of the story...
  • 'Ravenous, Hairy Ogre' Microbe May Represent Entirely New Branch on the Tree of Life

    11/24/2018 10:13:14 AM PST · by ETL · 30 replies
    LiveScience.com ^ | November 19, 2018 | Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer
    Scientists recently detected two previously unknown species of microbes in a Canadian dirt sample, and the specimens were so unusual that the researchers had to reorganize the tree of life to make room for them. The microbes, also known as protists, belong to a group with the tongue-twisting name hemimastigotes, and the first-ever genetic analysis of these peculiar microorganisms revealed that they were even stranger than anyone suspected. Hemimastigotes, first observed in the 1800s, were previously classified as a phylum within a much larger group known as a super-kingdom, though it was unclear where exactly they belonged. But new DNA...
  • Michelle Obama's book sells 1.4 million copies in a week

    11/21/2018 4:55:03 PM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Noveber 21, 2018 | Staff
    Michelle Obama's "Becoming" has become a massive hit. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press Wednesday that the former first lady's memoir has sold more than 1.4 million copies in all formats in the U.S. and Canada in the seven days since it was released Nov. 13. Based on demand from retailers across all channels, the publisher has printed 3 million hardcover copies in North America. On its first day, the book sold more than 725,000 copies, making it one of the year's biggest debuts.
  • Farmer’s goat gives birth to ‘half-pig half-human’ creature sparking curse fears [Philippines]

    11/20/2018 9:01:45 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | 09:06, 20 NOV 2018Updated11:47, 20 NOV 2018 | By Elaine McCahill
    WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES - The unusual creature was born by cesarean section on a farm in the Philippines earlier this month but locals are worried it's a cursed 'mutant devil' A farmer was left shocked after his goat gave birth to a ‘half-pig half-human' creature. There are now fears the creature was cursed and could bring bad luck to the family. Some have even said the creature could be a ‘mutant devil’. Josephine Repique, 40, said the pregnant goat went into labour earlier this month on November 2 at the small farm in Sultan Kudarat, the Philippines. The two babies...
  • 'It was a learning moment!' Michelle Obama reveals she once FLASHED a Secret Service agent when[tr]

    11/15/2018 3:07:51 PM PST · by kevcol · 150 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2018 | Carly Stern
    full title: 'It was a learning moment!' Michelle Obama reveals she once FLASHED a Secret Service agent when her dress suddenly blew up in the wind. According to Michelle, the incident served as a key lesson for her and her team - and they began to re-think their outfit choices moving forward. 'That was another outfit learning moment!' she joked. 'If it's windy, don't wear flouncy things. Wear a pencil skirt, or wear some pants.' 'So we started checking weather, and wind.