Originally posted at BIG Hollywood
The sizzling temperatures are not the only things turning the heat up all over America. Yet as racial unrest, IRS controversies and other scandals continue to rage, it seems nothing can prevent Michelle Obama from squeezing every last ounce of summer vacation fun out of June, July and August.
And all that is just an appetizer for the â€œextended vacationâ€ plans the Obama women have for Marthaâ€™s Vineyard in August.
Nevertheless, while Rihanna, whose boyfriend Chris Brown has been known to rough her up, was storming off the stage after being pelted with potato chips in the UK, Mrs. Jay-Z Carter was performing for American royalty in the Obama hometown of Chicago.
In preparation for the event, extra security swept Chicago’s United Center, and on the night of the concert the 20-person Obama entourage fueled up in a private room at Carmichael’s Chicago Steak House prior to dancing it up with Queen Bey.
Oh no, none of those reasons apply. Mrs. Obama was mainly in Chicago to attend an official event with Mayor Rahm Emanuel (who was recently caught boogying to â€œBlurred Linesâ€ at a Robin Thicke â€œTaste of Chicagoâ€ event), to help Chicago high school students get summer jobs–in mid-July–while she looks forward to a relaxing time on Marthaâ€™s Vineyard in August.
The FDA, which is working hand-in-hand with Michelle Obamaâ€™s effort to purge Doritos from vending machines, maintains that a person would have to drink more than 1,000 cans of soda a day to reach the doses that have shown links to cancer in rodents.
Yeah, but isnâ€™t the gist of what Mrs. Obama has been saying for four years, a la Michael â€˜Nannyâ€™ Bloomberg, that 32 ounces of soda a day will kill you dead from other types of dread diseases? So whatâ€™s the difference â€“ 32 ounces or 32,000 ounces, youâ€™re still a victim of a soda-induced demise.
The difference is that liberals prove once again that they are colossal charlatans.Â They push healthy eating and drinking in videos, on speaking junkets, and regulate everything they can think of and get away with.Â Then one of the inner circle signs $50 million dollar endorsement deal for the very soda they claim is unhealthy for children to drink, and everything changes.
This phenomenon is indicative of classic fried fat cake fakery, where Inmate Number 1600, otherwise known as Michelle Obama, and friends dictatorially impose restrictions on everyone and then establish an entirely different code of food and drink guidelines for themselves.
First Lady Michelle Obama recently headed home to the Southside of Chicago where she dipped her perfectly exercised toe into the gun violence debate.
Mrs. O arrived in the city that has enacted the most stringent gun-control laws in America to address local business leaders on the problem of gun violence.Â Oddly, Michelle forgot to consider the possibility thatÂ gun legislation is the reason for the high percentage of gun-related deaths in Chicago.
Richard A. Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, believes that â€œThe gun laws in Chicago only restrict the law-abiding citizens and theyâ€™ve essentially made the citizens prey.â€
Yet the anti-gun Left keeps on keeping on in the push to make it even more dangerous for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves.Â The Leftâ€™s argument is that stricter gun laws outside of Chicago would ensure that fewer illegal guns make it into Chicago.Â Itâ€™s sort of like the liberal argument that freezing weather is proof of global warming.
David Spielfogel, senior adviser to Hizzoner Rahm Emanuel, agrees and argues that â€œChicago is not an island.Â Weâ€™re only as strong as the weakest gun law in surrounding states.â€Â So in other words, if nothing else works to convince Americans to willingly relinquish their Second Amendment rights, what might do the trick is having Michelle Obama stress that dead children in Chicago are only dead because of relaxed gun laws in other states.
That sort of rationale coincides with the bizarre legalistic belief that if you remove junk food from school cafeterias and vending machines, when the chubby kids leave school grounds, rather than mainlining Fluffernutter, raw string beans will become their after-school snack of choice.
And so it seems that the anti-gun lobby is firmly convinced that the cure for gun violence is to nationalize what has failed so miserably in Chicago. Which raises the question: What is it about the Obamas that if something isnâ€™t working, they work on it even harder?
Even more stunning is that supporters of an administration that purposely funneled guns into Mexico are now blaming Chicagoâ€™s crime rate on guns making their way into the Windy City from outside the city limits.
Speaking to concerned business leaders, Mama Obama compared herself toÂ â€œa walking angelâ€ who, soon after attending Obamaâ€™s Second Inauguration, was tragically cut down while talking with friends in Vivian Gordon Harsh Park.
After Hadiyaâ€™s murder, Michelle rushed to Chicago to attend the teenâ€™s funeral and invited her parents Nate and Cleo to sit beside her in the State of the Union sky box.Â Excelling at the liberal practice of exploiting death for political purposes, Mrs. Obama reminded her audience that in Chicago burying a child is not unusual and that young people are killed after â€œwandering onto the wrong streetâ€¦ [or]â€¦ standing on their own porch.â€
About Hadiyaâ€™s funeral, Michelle said:
Let me tell you, it is hard to know what to say to a room full of teenagers who are about to bury their best friendâ€¦I told them that there is a reason that weâ€™re here on this earth, that each of us has a mission in this world, and I urged them to use their lives to give meaning to Hadiyaâ€™s life.
Clearly, Mrs. Obama believes she has a â€œmission in this world,â€ and that that self-appointed mission involves assisting her husband in mitigating the Constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans.Â So to accomplish that goal, posing as an anti-gun raconteur Michelle relayed the heart-wrenching story of Hadiyaâ€™s untimely death.
According to Shelley O, â€œHadiyaâ€™s family did everything right, but she still didnâ€™t have a chance.â€ And so, because Cleo and Nate couldnâ€™t keep their child safe, liberals like Michelle Obama who hold the collective view that our children are their children plan to step in to implement legislation they mistakenly believe saves lives.
Hey somebody, please tell Michelle Obama that while she was in Chicago speaking to business leaders about eliminating gun violence, an unarmed lunatic in Texas stabbed 14 people with a knife.
In Chicago, the first ladyâ€™s work was to get business leaders to agree that in the long run the survival of a future little Michelle Obama far outweighs the preservation of the tenets and freedoms that have abided for two centuries in the US Constitution.
The first ladyâ€™s purpose in going to Chicago was not to discuss reality, nor was it to reveal intriguing autobiographical insights about how she and Hadiya Pendleton are a lot alike. Instead, the true purpose of the trip was to prod America further along the road toward a society whose power-hungry government claims itâ€™s attempting to eradicate gun violence by disarming its people.
Although America enforces sanctions against Castroâ€™s regime and Cuba is guilty of racial discrimination, violating human rights, and holding approximately 11 million people in perpetual poverty, Mr. and Mrs. Carter apparently couldnâ€™t imagine a dreamier locale to exchange traditional fifth wedding anniversary gifts of silver and (Iâ€™m not even gonna go there) wood.
The apprehension was that American billionaires throwing around wads of cash with special permission by government muckety-mucks would set a bad precedent and impart the foreign currency the oppressive communist regime sorely needs. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which administers and enforces trade and US economic sanctions against targeted foreign countries like Cuba, reassured Diaz-Balart and Ros-Lehtinen that the Jay and Beyâ€œ green lightâ€ was government-granted.
However, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, for one to use â€œcommon sense,â€ one must possessâ€ common sense.â€ Moreover, in case itâ€™s eluded you, recently the â€œgood timeâ€ Cartersâ€™ BFFs shuttered the White House to commoners, while inside they behaved like Tudor monarchs being amused by â€œMemphis Soul Nightâ€ jesters.
Clearly, Ros-Lehtinen feels that â€œThere are a lot of better placesâ€ the couple could have celebrated and not fed what she callsâ€ a monstrous regime.â€ Agreed! If â€œChe-obsessedâ€ Jay and bodacious bride Bey were only interested in â€œfeeding a monstrous regime,â€ they could have stayed home.
Florida senator Marco Rubio, another vocal critic of Cuba tourism, has said that â€œCuba is not a zoo where you pay an admission ticket and you go in and you get to watch people living in cages to see how they are suffering.â€ In response to the â€œCarter Anniversary Sightseeing Tourâ€, Rubio is calling on Cuban guayabera-wearing Obama for answers. Sorry Marco, but getting answers is about as likely as accessing you-know-whoâ€™s college transcripts.
Although originally it was reported that the vacation was licensed by the Treasury Department and that the couple traveled as â€œcultural ambassadors,â€ that story changed.
Obamaâ€™s Assistant Treasury Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Alastair Fitzpayne, wrote to Ros-Lehtinen and Diaz-Balbart, saying, â€œIt is our understanding that the travelers in question traveled to Cuba pursuant to an educational exchange trip organized by a group authorized by OFAC to sponsor and organize programs to promote people-to-people contact in Cuba.â€
Fitzpayne, who served as a senior policy advisor to Chicagoâ€™s bastion of honesty, Rahm Emanuel, mentioned that the OFAC â€œdoes not request the identities of the travelers on each trip.â€ Then Fitzpayne noted thatâ€œ organizations holding people-to-people licenses must certify in writing to OFAC that any travel that they conduct will consist of a full-time schedule of educational activities that will result in meaningful interaction between the travelers and individuals in Cuba.â€
Thankfully, high school dropout and â€œpeople-to-peopleâ€ person Jay-Z is not communist-averse, Cuban or otherwise. After all, he did contemplate rapping with communist co-majority owner of the New Jersey Nets, Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov, at the Barclay Center. Prokhorov could have taught Shawn how 350 bottles of $300-a-bottle Armand de Brignac Brut Gold can be stacked to create an impressive tower, a perfect educational lesson for Cuban â€œisland prisoners.â€
Ros-Lehtinen continues to maintain that if the â€œking and queen of Cubaâ€™sâ€ vacation is â€œclassified as an educational exchange trip, then â€¦ the Obama Administration is not serious about denying the Castro regime an economic lifeline that US tourism will extend to it.â€ Yaâ€™ think? Ros-Lehtinen also observed that she didnâ€™t see â€œany evidence of how this scam endeavor will helpâ€¦ human rights activists [who] engage in hunger strikes â€¦to become independent of the regime.â€
Itâ€™s been a whole week and America is long overdue for another up-yours, in-your-face display of Obama-style overindulgence.
This time America is getting a double dose; the White House, which is currently off limits to the little people due to budgetary constraints, is swinging open the doors to welcome the glitterati at taxpayer expense.
The name of the event being hosted by a president without a soul and his equally soulless soul mate is called â€œMemphis Soul.â€
Red-state Tennessee spirit will come to the White House as part of the nationally essential â€œIn Performance at the White House,â€ otherwise known as â€˜Sasha and Malia get to meet Justin Timberlake and Michelle Gets to Play Dress upâ€™ night.
The event was previously announced, giving America fair warning that additional dollars are about to be frittered away on bands like Alabama Shakes, who Rolling Stone Magazinedefined as â€œdown-home, dirty roots-rockers.â€
For those spoiled-sports who would disparage â€˜In Performance,â€™ letâ€™s remember that this week, cultural ambassadorship is at an all-time high.Â After all, someone up high in the government saw to it that â€˜cultural ambassadorsâ€™ Jay and Bey (complete with a culturally-appropriate oversized basket weave braid hairdo) took their awesomeness to Cuba.
Cuba, by the way, is a country where in reality, based on melanin level alone, Mr. and Mrs. Carter might be bunking in separate jail cells at Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana rather than touring Old Havana.
Nonetheless, joining the rockabilly â€˜Shakesâ€™ will be soul singers and songwriters William Bell and Steve Cropper.Â Bell and Cropper, together with music director and bandleader for the night, Booker T. Jones, founded the Stax-Volt sound with music greats like Otis Redding.
With all the heartbeat talk and the black-and-white sonogram popping up on the TV screen, one would think Planned Parenthood would request that the documentary be removed from prime time for supporting â€œinformed consentâ€ and promoting what the abortion-backers refers to as an â€œinvasive procedure.â€
The Jay-Zs and the Obamas are so cozy as couples that the President even allowed them to enter the inner sanctum of the Situation Room, situated somewhere in the bowels of the White House.Â Once there, the awestruck couple looked like little kids sitting inside Saddam Hussienâ€™s mansion following the occupation of Iraq.
Although the relationship by and large has been idyllic, there have been a few bumps in the road. One time Jay-Z had the audacity to express the opinion that he preferred less government. Gazillionaire and part owner of the New York Nets Jay-Z said that he didnâ€™t mind paying more taxes, but wished more of the monies went toward things he believed in.
The high-profile Obama supporter also said that â€œpoliticsâ€ is a word he doesnâ€™t like because â€œIt implies something underhanded and I think we need less government.â€ So, the Brooklyn-born rapper desires â€œless government,â€ but supports big-government Barack Obamaâ€™s big government vision?
Yet despite the contradictory messages, during the first term the friendship has endured the test of time.Â However, that bond is about to endure an even greater test.
PepsiCo is a world leader in snacks and beverages.Â The company has made its billions administering 12-ounce/42-gram sugar highs.Â To put it bluntly, PepsiCo sells carbonated caffeine-and-sugar water.
Moreover, in addition to contributing to soda-induced caffeine addiction, obesity, and Type II diabetes, PepsiCo also manufacturers Lay’s and Doritos, two of the vending machine snacks that Michelle Obama made sure were replaced with carrot sticks.
Despite the poor economy, highÂ unemployment, and the overall state of national malaise, Barack Obama has been hinging his prospects for reelection solely on the fact that the architect of 9/11, Osama bin Laden,Â is dead. Rather than giving most of theÂ creditÂ to Seal Team Six, who actually risked their lives by entering the global terrorist’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, President Obama has spent months extolling his own steely determination.
Few would argue that after September 11th 2001,Â George W. Bush’sÂ handling of the terrorist attack on American soil is what likely won him a second term. Be itÂ Timothy McVeighÂ or al-Qaeda, American presidents staring down extremists on behalf of Americans usually gains them more supporters than critics.
Therefore, listening to Barack Obama talk about his positive impact on the war on terror, one would think that the 44th president finally found a winning formula to ensure a second term and a terror-free future for Americans around the world.
Yet, what Obama never mentions are the 30 Americans,Â 22 of whomÂ were DEVGRU Seal Team Six elite Navy SEALS who, in the aftermath of bin Laden’s body being dumped in the North Arabian Sea, wereÂ shot downÂ by insurgents while flying in Chinook helicopters in Afghanistan. In addition, what Barack Obama also never addresses is theÂ astounding increaseÂ in military deaths by hostile Taliban forces since he took office in 2009.
Now, Barack Obama finds himself up to his nostrils in the muck and mire of controversy over a terrorist attack on September 11, 2012. On the anniversary of killing 3,000 innocent Americans 11 years prior, in a pre-planned, coordinated attack on the American consulate in Benghazi the terrorist group Ansar al-Sharia tookÂ creditÂ for slaying US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens,Â computerÂ specialist Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.
America is now learning that despite the Obama administration’s indignant reaction to a low-budget anti-IslamÂ videoÂ which for two weeks was blamed for the loss of life in Benghazi, theÂ White HouseÂ wasÂ fully awareÂ that what was happening was indeed a terrorist attack. In the sameÂ Situation RoomÂ where Beyonce and Jay-Z had visited months earlier, the White HouseÂ watched in real time, via unmanned Predator drone, for five of the seven hours that the four Americans struggled to stay alive. In the end, President Obama chose to do nothing to stop it.
Worse yet, it is beingÂ allegedÂ that while Christopher Stevens was being tortured, raped, and killed, the president, who hadÂ plansÂ to go to Las Vegas for aÂ fundraiserÂ the next day, went to bed. Meanwhile, as the president slept, life-saving troops were but an hour awayÂ in Italy.
That brings us to the 2012 election. Despite his desperate attempts to convince Americans that he singlehandedly rid the planet of the world’s most notorious terrorist, unlike George W. Bush in 2004, it appears that the bin Laden slayer is still losing credibility with American voters.
One can’t help but think that if on September 11, 2012 Barack Obama had at least attempted to rescue those four Americans, his prospects for reelection would be quite different today. If the commander-in-chief had demanded that every effort be made to save the lives of Stevens, Smith, Woods, and Doherty, even if the effort failed he would have been viewed as a tough leader. The drama, the bravery, and the dedication of a US president vowing to “leave no man behind,” whatever the cost, would have eradicated any chance Mitt Romney might have had to replace Barack Obama behind the Resolute Desk come January.
Instead, on the anniversary of September 11th Barack Obama chose to turn his back on four Americans whose lives were lost at the hands ofÂ Ansar al-Sharia, and the question is why? Didn’t the President realize that by saving their lives, in the process he could have also secured a second term?
So yes, Osama bin Laden is dead, but as the American body count continues to climb, the question that remains is: What possible reason could Barack Obama offer America for sending SEAL Team Six into Pakistan to kill one terrorist, but then refuse to send help to Libya to rescue four Americans under siege by a band ofÂ murderous militants?
This time, Barack Obama’s foolhardy decision to put himself first cost four Americans their lives and should also cost him the election.
Originally posted at American Thinker blog
Forget the White House Honey Ale beer.Â While cash-strapped Americans were attempting to squeeze two cups of tea out of one Lipton tea bag, Barack Obama was fundraising in a ritzy Manhattan nightclub that features an 18-foot tower of gold-bottled French champagne.
“It’s floor-to-ceiling gold bottles in the entire space. It’s beautiful – breathtaking,” a rep for the Flatiron District hot spot told The New York Post. “It’s the first thing you see when you walk in.”
Following a hard-hitting interview with David Letterman where Barry and Dave discussed pressing issues like the president’s weight and how good he looks and the misfortune of Obama never having seen the late-night comic in the buff, the president’s motorcade zipped over to a 200-person, $12,500-per-family Waldorf reception.Â From there the entourage proceeded to the Flatiron District to raise money at a $40,000-per-person fundraising dinner with “Jay and Bey,” as Obama likes to affectionately call the power couple.
Once there, Barry thanked his former Situation Room guests for their friendship and acknowledged the similarities he shares with Jay-Z. Â Taking a cue from David Letterman, Obama exercised his stand-up comedy routine, saying, “Jay-Z now knows, you know, what my life is like. Â We both have daughters. Â And our wives are more popular than we are.”
The president further addressed the crack dealer-turned-music magnate directly when he added, “So — you know. Â So we’ve got a little bond there. Â It’s hard, but it’s OK.”
While Obama spoke, the tony crowd sat on plush couches munching on hamburger sliders and sipping champagne.Â Some crowded the overhead balcony and listened as Obama talked about the “choice voters face this fall as they decide whether to give him a second term or elect Republican Mitt Romney. It is a choice, he said, that will determine the long-term direction of the country.”
The president said, “So, I don’t want people to be complacent, but I also don’t want people to be discouraged. We’re on the brink of an election, but more importantly, we’re on the brink of moving America in a direction where we’re going to be more just, more fair.”
We’re on the brink, all right.Â As for the “fair” part — how fair is fair?Â Are we on the verge of being so fair that all Americans will one day also be able to pay $40K for a teensy-weensy burger and some bubbly?
Either way, as unprecedented tornadic wind gusts and sideways rain beat against the side of the New York City nightclub, the Pharaoh — I mean Obama — promised the group that although the economy tanked during the last four years, he plans on doing exactly what he’s been doing, fully confident that “[t]he economy’s going to grow in a way that includes everybody.”
Nonetheless, in the shadow of the shrouded 18-foot champagne tower, the president declared that, despite his failed attempts at kowtowing to Islam, his being burned in effigy in India, and the ever-increasing anti-American sentiment in the Middle East, re-electing him guarantees an “America that’s respected around the world, because we’re putting forward our best values and our best ideals” — whatever that means.
And in the end, Barack Obama’s ninth New York campaign haul, give or take an $800 bottle of champagne or two, came to a paltry regular-Joe total of $6 million.
For the first time ever in my adult life…I dyed my hair.Â That’s right, I just turned two years shy of 60-years-old and I took the plunge and rid my head of stray grays.Â It didn’t change my world; in fact, no one really even noticed. But one thing’s for sure – despite what the book “Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin-Laden from 9/ll to Abbottobad” claims Osama bin Laden had hoped hair dye would do for him, it didn’t do for me either, which was to make me sexier.
Still, since my 58thÂ birthday, at least on a hair-dye level I do relate to Osama bin Laden who, allegedly to improve his appearance, “midway through his fifties… regularly appliedÂ Just for MenÂ dye to his hair and beard to try to maintain a youthful appearance.”
In his bookÂ Manhunt,Â Peter L. Bergen claims that Osama bin Laden, the pathetic creature we saw last year not long before his death, sitting on the floor watching news reports about himself on an oldÂ TV, had expressed the sentiment that “His familyÂ life inÂ Abbottabad was a source of genuine solace” for him.
Therefore, the reason the upkeep on his head and beard was so important to him was because, besides jihad and annihilating thousands of innocent people, family man bin Laden “believed deeply…[that]… polygamy was a religious obligation.” According to Bergen, “To his close male friends [Osama] used to joke, ‘I don’t understand why people take only one wife. If you take four wives you live like a groom.'”
There you have it. The al-Qaeda leader’s idea of a frisky groom is someone who, during his downtime, mixes up “natural versions of Viagra,” made of Avena syrup and wild oats.
And when not sowing those wild oats, apparently sex machine Osama kept his gaggle of concubines enamored by walking around the compound with Vaseline around his ears, a plastic bag secured by a clothes pin on his head, andÂ Just for MenÂ combed into his scraggily beard — which I must say, for the female residents of the bin LadenÂ zenana, certainly must have been enticing.
Who would have thought by looking at him that the reason the late polygamist faithfully usedÂ Just for MenÂ was to maintain a husbandly stud-muffin facade?Â It’s understandable though; for Allah’s sake, the man had a harem of women with whom he was committed to regularly participate in sexy time. So, in order to preserve that lady-killer persona he was so famous for, we now come to find out the man’s secret weapons were hair dye and sex tonic.
This brings the conversation around to yet another beguiling 50-ish world phenomenon (besides myself): the eternally youthful Barack Obama. Although it’s never been mentioned by him, it appears Obama has also been known toÂ addressÂ aÂ stray grayÂ or two now and then.
Try as he might to hide it, the President can’t, because if you stare long enough at his closely-cropped hair, occasionally it begins to resemble a time-lapse photo series as it changes from ebony on Monday to ivory Â on Saturday and back to full fledgedÂ Just for MenÂ Jet BlackÂ by the following Monday morning.
Of course, for Barack Obama the effort to ‘youthanize’ himself withÂ paraphenylendiamineÂ is not about acquiring a harem, because he claims to have “improved his gene pool [when he]Â married up.” But then again, he also will intermittently “brain storm” with border security advisor Eva Longoria, and the “World’s MostÂ Beautiful Woman” Beyonce has been known to drop by theÂ Situation RoomÂ on occasion, which would inspire even the most devoted husband to try to maintain a young-looking appearance.
Nonetheless, while Barack Obama remains cloaked in a shroud of hair-dye secrecy, thanks toÂ Peter L. BergenÂ the world now gets a front-row seat to the Navy SEALÂ assassinationÂ of Osama bin Laden. As an added bonus, we’ll also learn about what went on as history’s most notorious terrorist mastermind padded around in his pajamas for ten years in his comfortable Pakistani hideout.
ManhuntÂ readers will gain new insight into what fueled the Saudi Arabian love machine who, when not plotting mayhem and murder, wrapped himself inÂ a blanketÂ and spent afternoons mixing up love potions. Know this: if he had managed to survive, the egotistical bin Laden would probably never have revealed the secret of his irresistible virility.
The same is true for Barack Obama, because when it comes toÂ smoking, and more importantly hair dye, the first lady appears to be swornÂ to secrecy. On numerous occasions, Michelle Obama has obfuscated on her husband’s behalf, a practice which has enabled the President to continue to pretend nobody notices the ever-changing black and white kaleidoscope pattern on display directly aboveÂ his shoulders.Â
Yet, despite the ongoing mystery, Barack Obama’s weekly disappearing and reemerging salt-and-pepper head gives observant Americans like my newly-dyed self the insight that, at least as far as hair dye is concerned, what went on in Abbottobad is probably not that different from what goes onÂ 7,053 milesÂ away, on touch-up night in the White House family quarters.