Controversy Erupts Over Michelle Obama’s Commencement Speech at Topeka High School

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Controversy Erupts Over Michelle Obama’s Commencement Speech at Topeka High School

Controversy has erupted over First Lady Michelle Obama’s planned commencement speech at Topeka High School, with even an online petition being circulated to derail her appearance.

Let’s be clear, the furor isn’t simply over the Mrs. Obama visiting the school, but the fact that her appearance will significantly impact the number of seats available for the family and friends of the graduating students.

Some are also upset that the First Lady’s speech is tied to the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Brown v. Board of Education that banned segregation in schools. The students don’t want this to overshadow their big day.

Student Taylor Gifford, 18, started an online petition urging the district to reconsider its plans. The petition has received over 1,200 signatures. She said her initial reaction was excitement when she learned the First Lady would be appearing at Topeka High School but became concerned when rumors surfaced of limited tickets.

 

 Controversy Erupts Over Michelle Obamas Commencement Speech at Topeka High School

Ex-FLOTUS Aide Reid Cherlin: Michelle Obama Turned East Wing into “Worst Wing”

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Ex-White House Aide Reid Cherlin: Michelle Obama Turned East Wing into “Worst Wing”

Not only are the right wing throwing shade on First Lady Michelle Obama for her China trip (#FLOTUSinChina), a former aide is also throwing shade on FLOTUS.

Reid Cherlin, a former assistant press secretary to Mrs. Obama, wrote in The New Republic that working in the East Wing of the White House has become the “worst wing.” Oh my.

Cherlin wrote, “Perhaps no first lady in recent memory has entered the stately recesses of the East Wing under a higher burden of expectation than Michelle Obama.” He also noted that the strains on the first lady placed great burdens on her communications staff. He said he and his co-workers were unprepared for how hard the work would become and that FLOTUS’ office had evolved into a “confining, frustrating, even miserable place to work.”

Cherlin wrote that staffers were able to gauge their value to the office based on how often they were granted access to meet with her directly. He said, when a staffer was invited to attend a meeting with Michelle Obama, it became a “vital status symbol, a way for staffers to measure their worth.”

Um, so I am guessing Reid Cherlin wasn’t one of those staffers who got one-on-one meetings with Michelle Obama, hence the shade being thrown, right?

[H/T NY Daily News]

 

First Lady Michelle Obama and Daughters Visit Great Wall of China

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Daughters Visit Great Wall of China (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

:  First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, continue to woe the Chinese on their visit. They also snapped photographs during their excursion to the Great Wall.

Mrs. Obama is the first president’s wife to travel independently to China. She won compliments for her elegant outfits and her interactions with ordinary people in China, where one rarely sees the spouses and children of its leadership in public.

More tweets from @FLOTUS:

The venom being spewed by the right wing over First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip isn’t surprising. The tweets aren’t either:

Michelle Obama Hilarious in ‘Ew!” Skit on “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’

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Michelle Obama Hilarious in ‘Ew!” Skit on “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ (Credit: NBC)

First Lady Michelle Obama appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and it was very entertaining. Particularly the skit where Fallon and Will Ferrell were dressed in drag.

The skit, entitled “Ew!” showcased the three as teenage girls with Valley girl accents having a slumber party.

Of course, the right wing isn’t too pleased with Michelle Obama finding a “safe zone” on “The Tonight Show.” The Drudge Report is going all out to call the show a “DC Safe Zone.” Brent Bozell, who recently admitted that he doesn’t write his own columns, has another column out and claims  Jimmy Fallon is a “Democrat political asset.”

 Michelle Obama Hilarious in Ew! Skit on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

SHAME: Irina Rodnina, Who Tweeted Racist Photo of President Obama, Lit Olympic Flame

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SHAME: Irina Rodnina, Who Tweeted Racist Photo of President Obama, Lit Sochi Olympic Flame (Credit: Bossip)

Russian figure skater Irina Rodnina, who sparked outrage with a tweet featuring a doctored and racist photograph of President Obama and Michelle Obama with a banana, played a prominent role in the opening ceremonies of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Mashable: Friday’s rather spectacular opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, was capped by the ceremonial lighting of the Olympic Cauldron. This is a huge honor, one that Russia bestowed upon acclaimed figure skater Irina Rodnina and hockey legend Vladislav Tretyak. Rodnina is also a member of parliament of Vladimir Putin’s United Russia political party.

The lighting itself went smoothly, but another problem soon arose: In a matter of minutes, people began realizing that Rodnina posted a racist, doctored photo of Barack and Michelle Obama on Twitter just five months ago. The tweet, which has since been deleted, caused a stir when Rodnina first posted it on Sept. 13, 2013. The photo depicted the Obamas sitting together at an event, the president with his mouth apparently full of food. In the photo Rodnina tweeted, an image of a banana had been superimposed onto the foreground of the photo, making it seem as though the Obamas were staring intently at the piece of fruit. In some parts of Europe, including Russia, it’s not uncommon for black soccer players to be insulted with fruit and monkey sounds by fans at matches.

Rodnina tweeted the photo without any added commentary, then deleted it soon after backlash flared.

Christian Post: Beyoncé’s Music Will Lead Girls into Sex Trafficking and Abortions

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Christian Post: Beyoncé’s Music Will Lead Girls into Sex Trafficking and Abortions

The Christian Post’s Larry Tomczak is warning that Michelle Obama should not associate with Beyonce because her music will  “lead naive young girls on a dangerous path that could lead some even into sex trafficking…abuse, abortions and abasement-sometimes death.” WTF?

The multi-talented Beyoncé has been given gifts from almighty God in song and dance, for which she will one day give an account. Instead of graduating from high school or getting a GED, she chose to develop her persona as a sexy, seductive singer, attired in barely there [sic] clothes doing over-the-top, sensual dance moves. She goes on tour in a see-through bodysuit with a cutout bra and gyrates like someone in a strip club. Her signature song is “Bootylicious,” and she goes full throttle in “Bow Down,” which instructs those who criticize her to “Bow down, [profanity]…

Now let’s ask ourselves (not in any self-righteous manner but simply a prudent, mature approach): Is Beyoncé a role model? What message is she communicating to girls about relating to the opposite sex? Is she causing men to lust? Is the focus on virtue and inner beauty or seductively swiveling hips, championing a sensuality that can lead naive young girls on a dangerous path that could lead some even into sex trafficking? Source: Christian Post

SMH: ABC News’ Jonathan Karl Asks Who Paid for Michelle Obama’s 50th Birthday Party

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SMH: ABC News’ Jonathan Karl Asks Who Paid for Michelle Obama’s 50th Birthday Party

The fascination by some in the media with everything Michelle Obama does, including her 50th birthday party, is just sickening. ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney for an estimate of the party’s cost and if President Obama covered the costs.

The First Lady’s birthday party, which took placeSaturday night at the White House, was hotly anticipated by the mainstream press, but was also the subject of criticism from some quarters. Her birthday also raised questions from Fox News’Ed Henry a few weeks ago, when he wondered if taxpayers would be footing the bill for the First Lady’s extended vacation in Hawaii. At Wednesday’s daily briefing, Jon Karl picked up that thread, asking Carney “The first lady had her 50th birthday party, and I believe you said the president picks up the cost for that party?”

“I think we put out information — I don’t have it here — I would refer you to the East Wing,” Carney replied.

“I was just wondering if you have an estimate on what the cost was,” Karl followed up.

“I don’t,” Carney replied, “but I would refer you.”

A White House official tells Mediaite that “The President threw the First Lady a dance party last Saturday for her 50th birthday. It was a private gathering of family and friends and was paid for by the President.” Source: Mediaite

I can’t recall hearing any journalists asking press secretaries about Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan or Roslyn Carter’s birthday parties at the White House. When will the witch hunt against Michelle Obama end?

Michelle Obama Continues Hawaiian Vacation, Breitbart Readers Spew Racist Venom

The wingnuts at Breitbart couldn’t help but scare up some racist frenzy over First Lady Michelle Obama staying over in Hawaii as a birthday gift. Joel Pollack couldn’t help himself, he just had to throw it out for the site’s racist fans to have a feeding frenzy. All you have to do is utter the name MICHELLE OBAMA and all hell breaks loose.

Here’s an excerpt of the Breitbart racist freak-out from Little Green Footballs:

Look, if you were a gay-man who was married to this knuckledragger…
you would leave her on an island too.
Now let me refocus your attention:
Benghazi.

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Wookies need love too.
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You’d think a wookiee with big fat ass could take care of itself against most aggressors…why all the extra security?
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Banana Republic? Wonder How Obama Came Up With That?
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Without white idiots voting for him, this Affirmative Action mulatto grifter and his skanky beard would not be squatting in the White House. I suggest you STFU.

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Anyone know if she will be entering the 2014 Kentucky Derby….she looks more like a horse than a real horse does!!!!!

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Moochelle Apetoinette.

Here’s a screengrab of the racist portrayals of President Obama and Michelle Obama:

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Michelle Obama Continues Hawaiian Vacation, Breitbart Readers Spew Racist Venom (Credit: Little Green Footballs)

Michelle Obama’s Princeton Classmate Toni Townes-Whitley Exec at Company that Built Obamacare Website

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Michelle Obama’s Princeton Classmate Toni Townes-Whitley Exec at Company that Built Obamacare Website

Obamacare Drama:  First Lady Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate Toni Townes-Whitley is the senior vice president of CGI Federal, the company behind the disastrous Obamacare enrollment website, The Daily Caller reports. The company was awarded a $93 million no-bid contract.

Toni Townes-Whitley, from the Princeton class of 1985, and Michelle Obama are members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.

The Washington Examiner reports CGI has a troubled track record for the delivery of government contracts. The company’s Canadian-based parent lost a $46.2 million Ontario government contract after 14 months of delay in last year. Ontario officials currently refuse to pay any fees to CGI for the failed IT project.

Of course, the right wing will stop at nothing to discredit President Obama, even going as far as accusing him and his wife of cronyism.

Obama Caught on Hot Mic: Haven’t Had a Cigarette in 6 Years, Scared of ‘My Wife’

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Obama Caught on Hot Mic: Haven’t Had a Cigarette in 6 Years, Scared of ‘My Wife’ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Obama Caught on Hot Mic:  A hot mic is not the friend of a politician. President Obama was caught on an open microphone by CNN at the United Nations speaking to a UN official.

President Obama said, “I hope you’ve quit smoking. I haven’t had a cigarette in probably six years. That’s because I’m scared of my wife.”

Michelle Obama gives a different date for when her husband stopped smoking, saying in 2011 that President Obama hadn’t smoked in “almost a year.”

To all this, the right wing feeding frenzy hit a fever pitch yesterday. They’re trying to portray President Obama as a wimp and Michelle Obama as the angry black woman. Oh, well, next…..