Archive for the ‘Michelle Obama’ Category
She’s on her third chief of staff and the head honcho of her anti-fat campaign has now quit.
POLITICO: Less than three years into the job, first lady Michelle Obama is on her third chief of staff and third social secretary. She is on her second communications director, the White House chief usher recently departed, and her press secretary’s last day is Friday.
On Friday afternoon, the first lady’s office announced that the executive director of Obama’s signature campaign to fight childhood obesity also is leaving.
Liberals say rapper ‘Common’ should be excused for talking about killing cops and killing Bush because he’s a artistic soul with enormous creative talent. Here’s the terrific poem he delivered last night at the White House for the Obamas:
For one King’s dream he was able to Barack us.
One King’s dream he was able to Barack us.
One King’s dream he was able to Barack us.”
Robert Frost and William Butler Yeats, call your office.
You have a new competitor in “Common.”
Simply brilliant . . . for a six-year old.
In case you can’t get enough of “Common,” here the entire poem he read at the White House:
I woke up with the sunshine. A sunshine I had never seen. There was light at the end of it. Reminded me to forever dream. I was dreaming I walked into the White House. With love on my sleeve. And love for each and every one of you. Reminding you to believe. These are the words of a believer achiever. Leader of the globe, feed the souls of those in need. I bleed the blood of the struggle. Walking over troubled puddles. The hustle is in my chest. No hustle no progress. Extremities of life in this process. The birth of a son. The death of another. With love I caress both mothers. And told ‘em whose in control is the one that’s above is. I walk where money talks and love stutters. The body language of a nation. Going though changes. The young become dangerous. Spent into anger. Anger gets sent through the chamber. It’s tough when your own look like strangers. We are the sons of gangsters and stone rangers. If he could how would Ernie Barnes paint us? Look at the picture. It’s hard not to blame us. But time forgives in the shy where the young die often. Do they end up in a coffin because we haven’t taught them? Is it what we talkin’, we really ain’t walking. Dudes, hustlers, paid. How much did it cost them? I find myself on the same corner that we lost them. Real talkin’ in their ear like a walkman. My thoughts been around the corner to the world. So when I see them I see my baby girl. The Lord lives among us. The youngest hunger, recover. Means to get it by anyways necessary under pressure. Children feeling lesser with the spill upon the dresser. Killer, willer aggressors. Destiny’s children, survivors, soldiers. In front of buildings their eyes look older. It’s hard to see blessings in a violent culture. Face against rappings. Sirens holsters – that ‘aint the way that Langston Hughes wrote us. So controllers on the shoulders of Moses. And Noah. We go from being precious to Oprah. Cultivated to overcome. Ever since we came over. Seize the day in the way that you can see the determined. The soul that keeps burning. Shorty’s know to keep learning. Lessons in my life are like stripes that we earning. I took Grant’s advice that Christ is returning. Like a thief in the night. I write for beacons of light. For those of us in dark alleys and park valleys. Street hits spark valleys of the conscience. Conquerors of a contest . Even the unseen know that God watches. For one King’s dream he was able to Barack us. One King’s dream he was able to Barack us. One King’s dream he was able to Barack us.”
How did this guy make it through creative writing classs?
You have to hear this to get the full flavor. It’s just an ad for Obama. Embarrassing. Pathetic.
Do people really pay to listen to this?
The funniest part was President Obama jumping to his feet and applauding “Common’s” performance, grins ear to ear.
At least what “Common” did here was better than all his raps urging the killing of cops and Bush and talking about bitches a hos.
So this is one of the best poets the Obamas could find . . . after scouring all of America?
You get the sense that even Common know how truly wretched this is. Seriously, you can find better poetry in any Middle School.
NJ state police outraged at Obama for inviting rapper to White House who talks about killing cops, killing Bush . . . and bitches and hos
NBC NEWS: The invitation of rapper Common to the White House this week is drawing the ire of the union representing New Jersey state police.
While even casual hip-hop fans wouldn’t characterize him as a controversial rapper, Common found himself under the microscope after First Lady Michelle Obama invited him to the White House for an arts event. In question: the lyrics to “A Song for Assata,” about convicted cop-killer and former Black Panther Assata Shakur.
FOX News and Sarah Palin condemned the decision after the Daily Caller published some of Common’s lyrics, including some that criticize former President George W. Bush.
Here’s an opportunity to relive your high-school poetry classes.
First Lady Michelle Obama has scheduled a poetry evening for Wednesday, and she’s invited several poets, including a successful Chicago poet and rapper, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., AKA “Common.” However, Lynn is quite controversial, in part because his poetry includes threats to shoot police and at least one passage calling for the “burn[ing]” of then-President George W. Bush.
Now watch the video of this delightful person
Sculptor Daniel Edwards has created a bare-chested sculpture of Michelle Obama.
One has to wonder what Michele thinks of this.
The sculpture is clearly intended as a compliment to Michele. It is quite flattering.
It shows her with a pearl-studded afro hairdoo, large hoop earings, and an American flag carved on her bare chest.
The work is titled: “Michelle Obama’s Makeover for America.”
The Leo Kesting Gallery in NYC (where the piece was unveiled) describes it this way:
“Michelle Obama’s Makeover for America” presents an accessorized mannequin bust of Obama that foregoes the conventional pearl necklace, and provides for her a ‘signature look’ to take to Washington. “The goal is to create a look for Michelle Obama that eliminates excessive comparisons to Jackie Kennedy,” said Edwards,“like supermodel Tyra Banks’s photos in Harper’s Bazaar, or the puzzling comment from CBS’s Byron Pitts that recommended ‘less Jackee, more Jackie O.’”
No reports yet of any invitations to Sculptor Edwards from the Obamas to come to the White House to display and explain this work.
We can surmise from the Obamas’ deafening silence about this exhibit that they’re not amused.
I like it.
In fact, I’m a big fan of this sculpture.
It certainly looks a lot better than that bust of Winston Churchill the Obamas unceremoniously returned to England.
How do you think this sculpture compares to the real Michelle?
I’m not seeing a real close likeness myself. No doubt, the sculpture represents some kind of idealized image in the mind of the artist, Daniel Edwards (as Beatrice was to Dante). It’s a stylized, Africanized image of Michelle.
Interesting that he chose to give her gigantic breasts. Those must be triple-Ds.
Just a guess. But most likely, Michelle’s reaction to this work of art looked something like this . . .
Michelle’s never struck me as long on a sense of humor. But this sculpture could be quite a collector’s item. Might be worth a lot of money someday.
Well done Daniel Edwards!
I wonder if he got a grant to do this from the National Endowment for the Arts.
This might be one instance when the Obamas demand the money be returned to taxpayers.
Michelle says she’s going to get even. Also hates Oprah.
SHOWBIZ SPY: PRESIDENT Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are furious that they haven’t been invited to Prince William’s April 29 wedding to fiancee Kate Middleton.
Sources say the couple believe the snub to be a deliberate insult to America!
“Michelle intends to settle the score,” an insider told America’s Globe magazine.
Recent reports claimed Michelle has been telling her nearest and dearest that she hopes nemesis Oprah Winfrey bombs when she launches her OWN network next year.
“Michelle hates Oprah,” alleged one insider. “She’s hoping she’ll come crashing down to earth with her latest venture.”
Great to see a student at the left-leaning Harvard Crimson have the guts to point out the obvious.
DHRUV K. SINGHAL-HARVARD CRIMSON: Every time she opens her mouth and lets loose her latest litany of seizure-inducing inanities, the media—dutiful stenographers that they are—respond with Pavlovian immediacy. They hail her as a trailblazer and a model for working mothers everywhere, even as they proceed with their objectifying scrutiny of her every questionable fashion decision. She invites the derision of the political opposition and the praise of the political base, while a majority of the country has largely made up its mind about her. She is over-hyped, over-covered, and over-rated. If only I were talking about Sarah Palin.
Ever since her husband ascended to the presidency, the media has prematurely sought to fit the square-shaped Michelle Obama into the circular hole of Camelot. Still bewitched by the moldering majesty of the Kennedy legacy and always on the lookout for an heir to King John’s throne, every time a young Democratic couple enters the White House, the media assume that Camelot has been reborn. But like Hillary Clinton before her, Mrs. Obama is no Jackie O.
Now, it is traditionally indecorous to criticize the presidential spouse, a memo that appears to have gone unread by His Rotundity Rush Limbaugh, who classily critiqued the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” anti-childhood obesity initiative by pointing out that “Our first lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.”
Best to get your facts straight when pandering. Plus, what happened to veggies and healthy eating?
ANDREW CLINE-AMERICAN SPECTATOR: The first rule of political pandering: Know what you’re talking about.
The classic example: In 2004, Sen. John Kerry, trying to bolster his regular guy image, spoke of Green Bay’s hallowed “;Lambert Field.” It’s Lambeau Field. Ten dork points for Kerry.
This week, Michelle Obama walked into a culinary version of the Lambert gaffe.
In an e-mail congratulating Charlotte, N.C., on being named host city for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Obama mentioned that Charlotte has “great barbecue.” As someone who grew up an hour from Charlotte, I can tell you that few natives would say that. Nobody travels to Charlotte for the barbecue. It might have a good barbecue restaurant or two, but the really good stuff is outside of the city.
Another Brain-Dead Idea from the Bored Nutritionist
CNS: First lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday said she was “thrilled” to announce a new program that asks U.S. businesses to allow employees to spend part of the work day volunteering with young people. The program will be run by the federal agency tasked with overseeing volunteerism in the United States.
“And that’s why today, I am thrilled to announce that the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has teamed up with several major companies to establish a Corporate Mentoring Challenge,” Obama said at a summit held by CNCS and the National Mentoring Partnership MENTOR at the Library of Congress.