POTUS: First Lady Michelle Obama Opposes Military Action Against Syria

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POTUS: First Lady Michelle Obama Opposes Military Action Against Syria

You know President Obama is in a bind when even First Lady Michelle Obama opposes a military strike against Syria. Well, at least that’s what the president said during a series of interviews on Monday.

He told PBS, “You know, if you talk to my own family members, or Michelle’s, you know, they’re very wary and suspicious of any action.” He then said in a separate interview with NBC, “‘If you ask Michelle, “Do we want to be involved in another war?” The answer is no.”

Michelle Obama has not publicly spoken about Syria or possible military strikes by the U.S.

 

Johnnie Gooden Jr. Tries to Access Michelle Obama Bank Account, Claims She Adopted Him

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Johnnie Gooden Jr. Tries to Access Michelle Obama Bank Account, Claims She Adopted Him (Brazos County Judicial Records)

Dumbass: Johnnie Gooden Jr. was arrested after claiming to be the newly adopted son of First Lady Michelle Obama and asking a teller at a Chase Bank branch in Bryan, TX,  to give him access to her account. The bank teller asked Gooden to leave, but he refused despite being told Mrs. Obama didn’t have an account there. He was arrested after police were called on reports of a ‘suspicious customer.’

The Houston Chronicle reports Johnnie Gooden Jr. told police that “Mrs. Obama contacted him through Facebook and adopted him and he was now trying to get money out of her bank account.”

It’s no surprise to learn that this ‘genius’ has outstanding warrants for resisting arrest and assault on a public servant. He was also charged with pot possession after police found a bag of marijuana in his shorts pocket.

 

Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ Hip-Hop Album Features No A-List Performers

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Michelle Obama’s Hip-Hop Album Features No A-List Performers

British newspaper the Daily Mail is dismissing the performers on First Lady Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move‘ hip-hop album as a “bunch of nobodies” and are asking why Jay Z won’t be on the album. Personally, while I think it’s a noble effort to reach young people, it’s kind of embarrassing that the First Lady would embrace a culture that is often branded as misogynistic and often denigrates women, calling them bitches and hoes. One other correction — Michelle Obama isn’t releasing an album. She’s merely sponsoring the album. “Songs for a Healthier America” features 19 songs by people you have never heard of, such as Los Barkers, Babi Floyd and The Happiness Club.

Singer Monifah, who never really made it to the top of any charts, is also among the performers. She is now a reality show star on “R&B Divas,” which airs on TV One. Ashanti climbed the charts a while back, but hasn’t done anything of significance in the last few years. “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks is also on the album, but she’s hardly an A-lister. Doug E. Fresh and Run DMC, pioneers of rap music are also on the album, as is Dr. Oz. There are no big name stars on this album. No Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Pharrell, Will.i.Am, etc. No A-list performers. Wow, the level of talent on Mrs. O’s album is kinda embarrassing, to say the least.

A little more on Michelle Obama’s ‘rap album:’

Run DMC’s rap song is “Hip Hop FEET.” New York Knicks Iman Schumpert will rap the track “Pass the Rock.” I am assuming that the rock is not crack cocaine, but who knows. Rapper Matisyahu, Disney star Ariana Grande and former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker are featured on the “Salad Bar” track. “Veggie Luv” is performed by Monifah. The list goes on. Like I said, reaching out to kids via rap music is noble, but I seriously doubt my 12-year-old son will take this seriously. Getting him to listen will almost be like getting him to eat broccoli.  Sorry, but I have to pan the ‘Let’s Move’ hip-hop album.

Drudge Report Goes After Michelle Obama Using Hip-Hop to Fight Obesity

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Drudge Report Goes After Michelle Obama Using Hip-Hop to Fight Obesity

The Drudge Report goes after First Lady Michelle Obama for using hip-hop to fight obesity. Mrs. Obama appeared in a hip-hop music video that featured rapper Doug E. Fresh, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and TV medical personality Dr. Oz.

The catchy song urged kids to “work hard/eat right” and “tell somebody/it’s your body/c’mon.” The song was just the first of a 19-track album, the majority of which are hip-hop, to be released by the Partnership for a Healthier America, the anti-obesity nonprofit that launched in conjunction with Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! anti-obesity campaign, and a New York-based group called Hip Hop Public Health.

The full album, which includes songs with names like “Veggie Luv,” by Monifah and J Rome, “Hip Hop LEAN,” by Artie Green, and “Give Myself a Try,” by Ryan Beatty, will be released on Sept. 30.

Let’s Move! Executive Director and White House assistant chef Sam Kass says the White House is fully behind the initiative to use hip-hop – and other genres of music – as a tool to get kids to live healthier lives.

“Cultural leaders and visionaries in our country can give these messages to kids in a way that’s not preachy. Kids are going to be dancing and listening to the music,” he says. “I think hip-hop in particular – so many kids love hip-hop. It’s such a core part of our culture …and particularly in the African-American community and the Latino community which is being disproportionately affected by those health issues.” Source:  US News

Here’s the video:

Michelle Obama: Gun Violence Debate Should Also Focus on Helping Kids Grow Up

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Michelle Obama: Gun Violence Debate Should Also Focus on Helping Kids Grow Up

First Lady Michelle Obama is weighing in on gun violence, with a new twist. During a meeting with high school students from a gang-infested Chicago neighborhood, she said the discussion on whether to ban firearms or impose new background checks on people who want to buy guns, should also focus on the country’s obligation to help kids grow up and become adults.

This is a polarizing issue and, while I am not a betting person, the right wing will freak-out over her comments. No matter what she does or say, it’s an enormous problem for her critics.  You will recall the freak-out that erupted during the 2008 presidential campaign when she talked about being ‘proud’ of her country for the first time. You will also recall the freak-out over her Let’s Move anti-childhood obesity campaign.

Right Wing Freak-Out: Michelle Obama Says Living In White House Like Living In ‘Really Nice Prison’

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Right Wing Freak-Out: Michelle Obama Compares White House to Living in a ‘Really Nice Prison’

The usual chorus of right wing haters are singing today, loudly, over First Lady Michelle Obama’s comments that living in the White House is like living in a ‘really nice prison.’ The Drudge Report is even leading with that story, linking to the Washington Examiner. Of course, they never consider the full context of what Mrs. Obama was trying to say, just sprinting off with just a snippet.

In Tanzania, Michelle Obama joked about the “prison-like elements” of being first lady. “[B]ut it’s a really nice prison,” she said. “You can’t complain.”

Seat with Laura Bush, Michelle Obama said that wives of presidents “have probably the best job in the world, because while our husbands … have to react and respond to crises on a minute-to-minute basis, we got to work on what we’re passionate about. … I have just found it a very freeing and liberating opportunity. … [Laughing] There are prison-like elements, but it’s a really nice prison. You can’t complain. There are confining elements … While people are sorting through our shoes and our hair … whether we cut it or not … We take our bangs and we stand in front of important things the world needs to see. And eventually people stop looking at the bangs, and start looking at the things we’re standing in front of. That’s the power of our role,” according to quotations provided by Mike Allen. Source: Weekly Standard

Military Mom Elaine Brye to Introduce Michelle Obama at Democratic Convention

Elaine Brye, from Winona, OH, will introduce First Lady Michelle Obama ahead of her speech at the Democratic National Convention. Ms. Brye is a mother of five. Four of her children are in different branches of the U.S. military. Elaine Brye wrote Michelle Obama a letter thanking her for her attention to military families.

Elaine Brye and her husband were invited to a state dinner at the White House in March for British PM David Cameron.

Mrs. Brye is also a military veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force ROTC. Her husband, Courtney Brye, was an Air Force pilot, who served in the Vietnam War.

Spanish Magazine de Fuera de Serie Under Fire for Putting Michelle Obama’s Head on Portrait of Half-Naked Slave

I don’t recall ever seeing a photograph of former first ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Bush and Nancy Reagan portrayed as slaves or in a manner that denigrates them. So, why is Spanish magazine, Magazine de Fuera de Serie , portraying Michelle Obama as a slave? That’s patently racist and they deserve any blowback this cover lobs their way. The Photoshopped picture places Michelle Obama’s  face in a 1800 portrait of a slave with an exposed breast. The black mammy image, which is offensive and racist.

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Spanish Magazine de Fuera de Serie Under Fire for Putting Michelle Obama’s Head on Portrait of Half-Naked Slave

The portrait in question was initially released 1800, when French artist Marie-Guillemine Benoist exhibited the painting, titled Portrait D’Une Négresse, at the Louvre’s annual salon.

It was viewed as a inspiring image because the country had abolished slavery six years prior, and the portrait was thought of as an inspiring symbol of both women’s and black people’s rights.

In keeping with the true meaning, the accompanying article translates to ‘Michelle Granddaughter of a Slave, Lady of America’. Both Mrs Obama’s great-great grandfather and great-great-great grandmother were slaves.

From the preview of the article appears to be glowing- touting the axiom that ‘behind every great man is a great woman’- but the full piece has yet to be released online. Source

Here’s the original painting:

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French artist Marie-Guillemine Benoist completed the “Portrait d’une négresse” Photoshopped by Spanish Magazine Using Michelle Obama’s Face

Well, they didn’t have to portray Michelle Obama as a half-naked slave to sing her virtues.  Everyone knows she is a strong and successful woman, whose approval rating in the U.S. is 66 percent. It would seem that the Spanish have a problem with blacks, as evidenced from the racist taunts being hurled at black soccer players. This magazine cover lacks class and decency. The editors of Magazine de Fuera de Serie should be ashamed of themselves for calling what they did journalism.

Michelle Obama: ‘Barack’s Not a Superhero’ Though Spike Lee Says He’s the ‘Black Jesus’

First Lady Michelle Obama implored voters to help her husband President Obama win in the November elections because he is not a “superhero.” Um, didn’t Spike Lee call him the “Black Jesus?” Mrs. O said at a fundraiser in Los Angeles hosted by Gwen Stefani: “He’s not a superhero; he’s a human. So he needs your help.”

Are the poll numbers true? Well, he had a modestly priced $51 per ticket fundraiser in Chicago and the event didn’t sell out. The room was reportedly half full. Could Chicagoans be cooling with the president? After all, he has all be ignored the black vote in exchange for a watered-down version of the Dream Act and coming out in favor of gay marriage. While I think he will still eke out a win, I believe he has lost that loving feeling with most voters. This will play well with conservatives, who are now saying his campaign has lost its mojo.

 

U.S. Wrestler Elena Pirozhkova Sweeps Michelle Obama Off Her Feet at London Olympics

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U.S. Wrestler Elena Pirozhkova Literally Sweeps Michelle Obama Off Her Feet at London Olympics (Twitpic Clarissa Chun)

First Lady Michelle Obama was swept off her feet, not by President Obama, but by U.S. wrestler Elena Pirozhkova, when the two met on Friday, as Mrs. O met with athletes at the Olympics to give them a team boost. Pirozhkova, a native of Russia who moved to the U.S. when she was three, asked Michelle Obama,  “Can I pick you up?”

“Even before she made the rounds I thought I can’t just hug her like everybody else,” she said. “I think she was nervous. I went slow. I just picked her up. I wanted to ask her permission. There was security all around. And she gave it. I will only meet her once. I wanted to do something different.” Source

Elena Pirozhkova stands at 5-feett-5 and competes in the 63 kilogram (approximately 138 lbs) category. The picture was captured and tweeted by fellow wrestler Clarissa Chun. I guess Michelle Obama will always remember Elena Pirozhkova, the woman who swept her off her feet. LOL.