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Michelle Obama Lectures the World on Girl Power

196774_5_Originally posted at American Thinker

First lady Michelle Obama has wrapped up her six-day “Let Girls Learn” tour of Liberia, Morocco and Spain.  Together with her mother Marian and two daughters Sasha and Malia, the FLOTUS, under the guise of promoting access to education for 62 million girls worldwide, embarked on a multimillion-dollar excursion where she ate great food, wore great clothes, hung out with celebrities, and spent $600,000 for one night in Marrakesh.

In Madrid, while speaking to schoolgirls about equality, Michelle did what her husband Obama does in African nations that ban homosexuality; she interfered by making a comment about abortion that was better left unsaid.  Ignoring the fact that Spain is 68% Catholic, the wife of a man who boycotted Netanyahu for bringing a message to America he’d rather not hear, Michelle stressed that female equality is tied to aborting offspring.

In a clever way, Michelle shared her husband’s message that “If [girls] make a mistake,” they don’t need to be “punished with a baby.” Simply put, Mrs. Obama must believe that ‘letting girls learn’ sometimes means ‘letting girls die.’

Nonetheless, besides teaching her own daughters how to flaunt $4,000 outfits in the face of impoverished girls, Michelle clearly felt authorized to discuss how having children “If you choose to have them” impacts a girl’s future.

Joined by Spain’s fetching Queen Letizia Mrs. Obama had this to say about how childrearing positively impacts gender equity, “You can start with how you raise your own children. Maybe [that] means telling your sons that it’s OK to cry, and your daughters that it’s OK to be bossy.”

In gay-friendly Spain, Michelle could have just as easily said, “Maybe it means telling your sons that it’s OK to use the girl’s bathroom and your daughters that it’s OK to ask a girl to the prom.”

But she didn’t.

Instead, the Guru of Girl Power attempted to inspire her female audience to great heights by talking about the accomplishments of a certain Democratic presumptive presidential nominee whose husband, on a tarmac in Phoenix, in an effort to thwart an impending indictment, intimidated a female U.S. Attorney General on his wife’s behalf.

Then Mrs. Obama, who abandoned “Lets Move!” for a less food restrictive government-funded initiative, lamented young age girls around the world forsaking schooling for marriage. For such a supposedly bright individual, is Michelle unaware that in countries other than Spain and the U.S. encouraging girls to seek out an education could get them killed?

Nonetheless, while pushing “Let Girls Learn” the FLOTUS asked if “families and communities” who believe in things like underage marriage, and mutilating the genitals of young women, “think that girls are even worthy of an education in the first place?”

Yes, Michelle, girls are worthy of an education! However, in countries like Morocco and Liberia women are also worthy of being regularly subjected to beatings and rape by their husbands. And, on occasion, girls are even worthy of being forced into prostitution, and burnt alive. So, with so many other dangerous and more oppressive laws plaguing girls, why would Michelle Obama choose as her primary focus women being denied access to a classroom?

In Madrid, the first lady, a victim of catcalls herself, also reminded the spectators that education is “[a]bout whether girls are valued only for their bodies — for their labor, for their reproductive capacities — or … valued for their minds as well.” By telling girls in Spain that it was okay to choose education over an unborn life, Michelle Obama seemed to imply that “labor,” whether outside or inside a delivery room, may diminish opportunities for girls.

Either way, it’s hard to believe that these bitter sentiments continue to issue from the mouth of a woman who incessantly complains about gender bias and racial discrimination while enjoying the abundant fruit of a nation like America.

Moreover, Michelle’s ‘mind over body’ shtick calls into question why the first lady insists on showing off her beefy biceps.  In Madrid complete with a $2,000 price tag and a Delpozo designer label the first lady called attention to herself again by displaying arms that in the sunlight resembled two glistening rolls of bologna wrapped in a white, queen-sized bed sheet.

Nonetheless, without giving one solid example, Michelle, who hasn’t washed a dish, or scrubbed a toilet in 35-years, continued to bemoan that despite advancement for women in both the U.S. and Spain, “men and women are often held to very different standards.” Mrs. Obama reminded the girls that:

Changes in our laws haven’t always translated to changes in our cultures. And many of us still struggle with outdated norms and assumptions about the proper role for women, especially when it comes to our families and our workplaces.

And so, once again, it cost the U.S. taxpayer millions of tax dollars to transport the first lady to Liberia, Morocco, and Spain.  This time, under the banner of “Let Girls Learn,” America’s petulant FLOTUS, decked out in haute couture, represented our nation’s values by insulting cultural norms, complaining about male oppression, and peddling unrestricted abortion to Catholic schoolgirls.

Vacation Glutton Michelle’s June Jaunt

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Over the last 8 years, Michelle Obama has evolved into an exemplary world traveler.  Compliments of the struggling U.S. taxpayer, the FLOTUS consistently indulges in at least five or six multi-million dollar vacations per year.

In March, if things get boring, Michelle, mother Marian, and daughters Sasha and Malia, either fly solo or use Dad (if he’s not golfing) as an excuse to pamper their weary bones with an all expense paid “working vacation.”  Like clockwork, the girl gang jets off to destinations such as Cuba, China, Japan, Qatar, Argentina or Cambodia.

Predictably, there’s always a June pre-Martha’s Vineyard vacation where Michelle tours Paris, Spain, South Africa, London, and Italy.

In August, the Obamas take a Martha’s Vineyard breather for a few weeks. On the Vineyard, the Obama family and their large tag-along entourage, at a paltry cost of give-or-take $5-million or so, enjoy a well-deserved getaway.

That summer retreat is a crucial piece of the annual Obama vacation puzzle because two weeks of ice cream cones and body surfing help the first family prepare to spend $8-million vacationing in Hawaii at Christmas for 17 days.

And Michelle, for one, notoriously milks every vacation bone dry.

One year, she flew the family dog to Hawaii on a private plane.  Another year, for her 50th birthday, before repacking for a customary February date to ski in Aspen, Colorado, Michelle banished Barry and the kids from Hawaii and for another couple of days laid over with girlfriends at Oprah Winfrey’s Maui estate.

Recently, Michelle and her mother and daughters embarked on a “Let Girls Learn” jaunt to sub-Saharan and north Africa, as well as Europe.  This time, it was for six-days and, unlike 2011, did not include fried fat cakes.

Wait! Wasn’t it just last March that the Japanese let Michelle ‘You Go, Girl’ Obama learn to play the taiko drums in Kyoto? Now, one year later, the plan for this trip is for the FLOTUS’s Moroccan and Liberian stops to be recorded for a CNN “Let Girls Learn” documentary.

CNN Films must be so committed to propping up the Obama legacy, they paid for Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep, who recently mocked Donald Trump in a Park Public Theater Gala in New York, and “Slum Dog Millionaire” leading lady, Freida Pinto, to join the girly LGL globe-trotters.

In the end, chances are that Michelle’s expose on the educational inequity of culturally and politically oppressed girls will be rivaled only by HBO’s riveting Beyoncé biopic: “Life is But a Dream.”

On this trip, the FLOTUS has been focused on delivering a “Let Girls Learn” message to nations where most girls suffer from poverty, Ebola, gang rape, HIV-AIDs, premature death, murder for honor by dear old dad, and being forcibly married at age nine to old letches.

Resplendent in a $2,000 Peter Pilotto black silk dress, Michelle Obama travelled half way across the world to express to those worried about being genitally mutilated that it’s high time to “Let Girls Learn.”

Besides providing the FLOTUS with a way to justify spending oodles of taxpayer money on self-indulgent vacations, the U.S. government-wide “Let Girls Learn” initiative tacitly implies that getting 62-million unschooled girls into classrooms will be as easy as Obama getting transgenders into sex-specific bathrooms.

Last year, a generous Mrs. Obama pledged $70 million dollars, the equivalent of the cost of her first five years of vacation expenses, to Pakistan, a country where 74% of the people basically hate America.  This year, while struggling Americans scrimp and save to purchase groceries, Michelle upped the ante and pledged $100 million in U.S. foreign aid to 100,000 Moroccan students – 50,000 of whom are uneducated girls.

Which is why, after her visit with Nobel Peace Prize winner, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Ebola-stricken Liberia, and in keeping with Barack’s Muslim-apologist theme, Michelle commissioned the Marrakesh Express to shuttle her to Morocco. Dressed in what closely resembled a $3,000 black and white tablecloth, Michelle, the woman who hasn’t missed one meal in eight years, broke the Ramadan fast at an Iftar dinner hosted by Moroccan Princess Lalla Salma.

Meanwhile, female students Malia, Sasha, and Grandma the Grifter, are quickly learning that sumptuous perks are in store for those who tag along on whirlwind vacations with Michelle.  For example, Malia, who also cares deeply about illiterate girls living in poverty, showed up to the Moroccan food fest wearing a $4,295 Burberry Prorsum dress.

Either way, rather than stay in the U.S. and address the problem of immigrants who refuse to learn English, Michelle chose instead to fly to Madrid, where, after being joined by Queen Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, spoke in English to girls in Spain about ‘letting girls learn.’

In other words, after pushing away from the Moroccan buffet table, America’s wayfaring freeloader, who last visited Malaga and Mallorca in 2010 on $500Kprivate mother/daughter trip, seamlessly segued from Marrakesh to Madrid.

And if all this seems strange, lest anyone forget, it was female education-advocate Michelle Obama who just finished making the college-graduation-speaker-circuit, where, instead of praising America, exploited keynote speeches to stir up racial tension and to grumble about “driving while black.”

Which proves that the FLOTUS’s efforts overseas have nothing to do with ‘girls learning.’

Instead, under the guise of some global gender-sensitive educational initiative that she knows is impossible to enforce, Michelle Obama has again finagled for herself a holiday. By feigning concern for girls who live in countries where socio-economic and political challenges preclude them from accessing an education, America’s vacation-glutton, Michelle Obama, has found yet another vehicle that justifies her indulging in a June vacation.

Michelle’s Historically Black Attempt to Malign Mississippi

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Last year, the first lady, Michelle Obama, gave a commencement speech at Alabama’s Tuskegee University that sounded more like she was paying homage to black activist W.E.B. DuBois than the school’s founder Booker T.  Washington who, as an ex-slave, believed character and hard work were key to improving the plight of the black man.

Then again, Michelle is part of the illiterate gang who ousted evil slave owner Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill without researching the philosophies escaped slave Harriet Tubman stood for. Wait until Obama, who misquoted MLK on his Oval Office rug, realizes Underground Railroad conductor Tubman was a devout Christian whose pistol-packing ways mirror Sarah Palin, not Maxine Waters.

Nonetheless, Michelle recently returned from a trip with the guy who lectures continents on gay rights and who, after wishing Queen Elizabeth happy 90th birthday, threatened Britain by warning that voting “Yes” on a referendum to bow out of the EU would place the UK at the ‘end of the TTIP trade deal queue.’ Sorry, but that sounds more like Chicago-style coercion than a friendly suggestion to an ally.

Either way, Mrs. Obama is not unlike her Saul Alinsky-trained husband. The FLOTUS also ‘sees the world not as it is but as it should be’ and feels it’s her duty to set the non-compliant straight.

That’s why, after returning from making enemies overseas, Michelle quickly donned her tam and gown and headed to give a confrontational commencement speech in a state still stigmatized by a dark image concerning civil rights.  It was at historically black Jackson State University that Michelle chose to include in her remarks a rebuke to Mississippi for daring to uphold the First Amendment.

As part of the discourse, the FLOTUS used voting rights as the vehicle to refer disparagingly to the “religious freedom bill” recently signed into law by governor Phil Bryant. The basis of the bill is to protect those who, because of a religious opposition to things like same-sex marriage, extramarital sex, or transgenderism, refuse to provide services to whose behavior falls outside what they believe to be Scriptural precepts.

Governor Bryant maintains that the “religious freedom bill” was passed “to protect sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions… from discriminatory action by state government.” Bryant said the new law “merely reinforces” existing religious freedom rights on the state level, “does not limit any constitutionally protected rights or actions,” and does not challenge federal law.

The bottom line is that Americans are still free to live any way they choose. With that in mind, religious freedom should mean that no one is strong-armed to accept or accommodate conduct that runs contrary to a person’s deeply held faith.

Much like her husband, Michelle Obama disagrees.

It’s good to know that, in the name of nondiscrimination, dear FLOTUS can always be counted on to verbally discriminate against anyone who desires to remain true to constitutional or religious convictions.

That’s why; by comparing the God-given civil rights of black Americans to gender identity confusion and illegal immigration Mrs. Obama pretty much exploited Jackson State University graduates. Michelle got all preachy saying, “We see it right here in Mississippi — just two weeks ago -– how swiftly progress can hurtle backward. How easy it is to single out a small group and marginalize them because of who they are or who they love.”

It’s obvious from that statement the FLOTUS believes that if ‘who you are and what you believe’ make you hesitant to share a restroom with a transgender; you are worthy to be discriminated against. Otherwise, according to Michelle, ‘singling out and marginalizing’ is unacceptable.

And so, rather than commend her audience’s achievements, or inspire black graduates to forthcoming success, the FLOTUS turned a graduation into an opportunity to publicly reprimand a Republican governor and to stir animosity by insinuating that Mississippi is reverting back to civil rights abuses.

Mrs. Obama pressed on:

So we’ve got to stand side by side with all our neighbors –- straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender; Muslim, Jew, Christian, Hindu immigrant, Native American — because the march for civil rights isn’t just about African-Americans, it’s about all Americans. It’s about making things more just, more equal, more free for all our kids and grandkids.

The FLOTUS must have gotten confused because, while secretly viewing Christians as the one’s doing the oppressing, she mistakenly included Jesus-following, gun, and Bible-clingers in her “march for civil rights” appeal.

More importantly, since when is a force against one’s will to benefit another’s will the definition for the upholding of civil rights? And if that is how things now work in Obama’s fundamentally transformed America, shouldn’t Halal butchers be mandated, despite religion, to sell legal pork products to customers who demand bacon?

Besides, if  ‘justice, equality and freedom’ are the goals, how does one carp about laws being passed that seek to ensure the right to “freedom of religion?” Moreover, in what way does the president saying, while in the UK, that a law “should be overturned” that preserves religious liberty make America “more just, more equal” and freer?

In the end, Michelle’s anti-freedom/ averse-to-equality rant are just more drivel issuing forth from a woman who, together with her subversive spouse, profess love for America and adherence to the Christian faith, but exhibit neither.

Instead, in an effort to destabilize the Constitution, disparage Biblical values, and chop away at conventional social mores, every year, Michelle “turns up like a bad penny” at historically black commencement ceremonies where she attempts to stir up racial divisiveness and gain political points by playing the victim card.

At the end of the day, Mrs. Obama can be counted upon to defend against intolerance by speaking prejudicially against the foundational principles held dear by great historical figures such as the Christian freedom fighter about to be memorialized on the front of the $20 bill.

Obama’s ‘Empty Chair’

5067315_GOriginally posted at American Thinker

At the 2012 Republican Convention, Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood addressed Barack Obama by speaking to an empty chair. The left was peeved, and the Obama campaign was greatly offended.

Four years later, for the 2016 State of the Union address, Obama, the Teleprompter Thespian, plans to emulate Eastwood’s stunt.  The difference is that instead of the sort of exploitation of the living the president typically indulges in, this time, as a prop, Obama will exploit the dead by leaving an empty chair in the First Lady’s skybox to represent those killed by gun violence.

Based on what he had to say to 20,000 participants during a recent Organizing for Action conference call, the empty chair is necessary because the president feels, although deceased, victims of gun violence need to be “seen and understood.”

Americans already know that, as part of his 8-year repertoire, this president never hesitates to employ manipulation to further policy initiatives. That’s why, in his last State of the Union address, Obama will stress that if one loses a life because of a gun it “means something to this country.”

So, although the vacant seat next to FLOTUS could be a safe spot to place one of her $5,000 designer handbags — it’s not.  Instead, the empty chair will “tell [victim’s] stories and honor their memory… [and] remind every single one of our representatives that it’s their responsibility to do something.”

Speaking of representatives, during this joint session, Obama probably won’t be taking any opportunities to thank the armed security for protecting and preserving the lives of every politician occupying a filled seat in the House chamber.

And while Obama’s fake show will undoubtedly be about as heartrending as his recent display of crocodile tears, one thing’s for certain, the people the president won’t refer to in his memorial are those who have died as a result of progressive ideals and goals being advanced.

Take, for instance, Border Patrol agent Brian Terry — it’s unlikely that Obama will venerate Brian’s death at the State of the Union. Brian was shot and killed in 2010 with a gun provided to Mexican drug cartels by the Obama administration’s failed Fast and Furious ATF gun-walking effort.

Is it important to Barack Obama that the death of Brian Terry be “seen and understood?”  According to the president, does Brian’s premature death “mean something to this country?”

Barack Obama will be clear about how he feels about empty chairs, but where’s his memorial to the empty boots that belonged to Navy SEAL “American Sniper” Chris Kyle and Chris’s friend Chad Littlefield, both of whom were shot in cold blood by a former Marine at a shooting range?

Despite Chris Kyle’s service to this nation, Obama never acknowledged his death, nor did he find the time to put his golf clubs down long enough to attend Kyle’s funeral.

So does the death of military heroes like Chris Kyle, SEAL Team 6, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, who died in Benghazi, and every soldier whose blood has been poured out in vain, thanks to Obama’s failed policies, ‘mean something’ to this Commander-in-Chief or not?

How about Obama including in his memorial empty chair show every victim of an illegal alien who currently is not sitting in a chair, but because of open borders and lax immigration policy, lies in a grave?

Why not mention victims like Kate Steinle, the 32-year-old woman who, while strolling on Pier 14 in San Francisco with her father Jim, was shot in the back with a stolen .40 caliber handgun, by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal felon who had been deported five times and was still wandering around loose in a sanctuary city?

Then again, based on his immigration stance, and his constant excuse-making for radical Islam, during the SOTU, it might be in the president’s best interest to avoid mentioning the violent extremists skulking around in the U.S. killing cops in the name of Allah, mowing down unarmed military, and blowing away defenseless citizens.

Moreover, in advance, it might be best for Obama not to concede to the empty chairs that will be needed to accommodate the deaths resulting from his dogged effort to impose an influx of ISIS-infiltrated refugees upon the Americans people.

In the meantime, when honoring and lamenting the losses caused by guns in Charleston, Sandy Hook, Oak Creek, Tucson, and Aurora, to avoid looking like a complete fraud, Obama best disremember the gun violence perpetrated on the victims of Nidal Hasan in the Fort Hood massacre, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez in Chattanooga, and the fatalities visited upon the 14 people in San Bernardino by the K-1 Visa, and “Jihadi Bride,” Tashfeen Malik.

And amid the man’s constant speechifying, why hasn’t Barack Obama ever pointed to all the empty cribs?

Because this president doesn’t want the 4,000 victims a day killed in abortion clinics, with his approval, to be “seen and understood.” Nor does Planned Parenthood’s biggest defender want any of us to understand the tremendous impact the absence of 60 million human beings “means… to this country.”

That’s why, when a tearful Obama dramatically points to the empty chair in the Special People Sky Box at the State of the Union address, it’s important for Americans to remember that the uninhabited seat represents a small, select minority consisting of dead Americans whose demise has value only because their death advances the president’s agenda.

Either way, a stadium full of empty chairs is not big enough to accommodate all of Barack Obama’s empty rhetoric.

That’s why, at this year’s SOTU, murdered border patrol agents and victims killed in the name of Islam will not be esteemed. Neither will the cops shot in the head by a black man named Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, nor the innocent citizens slain by illegals currently walking the streets of America with Barack Obama’s approval.

Is it ‘Uptown Funk’ or ‘American Funk’?

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Based on the message being sent from the White House, America is turning into a country led by a bunch of entertainers resembling intrepid plane passengers who calmly read magazines during extreme turbulence.

You know the type: the airplane is being bombarded with lightning, altitude is being lost, and the cabin is being violently shaken, yet rather than white-knuckle shrieking, one or two aboard carry on casually thumbing through People magazine as if everything is fine.

Science fairs and White House Easter Egg Rolls aside, in Tikrit, Iraq at Camp Speicher, mass graves crammed with what may be the remains of 1,700 Shi’ite soldiers slaughtered by ISIS militants have been unearthed at the late Saddam Hussein’s presidential compound.

Meanwhile, back in Washington, D.C., like an air traveler unaffected by turbulence, Michelle Obama, the first lady of the United States, chose to honor the resurrection of Jesus Christ by taking to the stage accompanied by the So You Think You Can Dance dance troupe to strut her stuff to Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson’s hit song “Uptown Funk.”

I liken Michelle’s Easter dance exhibition to the unruffled air traveler at his or her finest.

Maybe I’m a bit too critical, but I adhere to the old-fashioned belief that even if our nation has been blessed by an extremely enthusiastic “hood girl” wannabe like Michelle Obama, a funkadelic/“ptown funk gon’ give it to you” dance party for Resurrection Sunday lacks presidential propriety.

But even if boogying to “Uptown Funk” to commemorate Easter were acceptable, for the first lady to emphasize a #gimmefive healthy-eating celebration while Iran salivates over destroying Israel with a nuclear bomb, Christians face martyrdom worldwide, and 1,700 skeletons of ISIS victims are being unearthed sends a message that is stunning in its indifference and detachment.

Shi’ite soldiers were machine-gunned down by the thousands, Kenyan children were slaughtered while praying, and Coptic Christians were beheaded on a beach.  Meanwhile, instead of showing a sincere concern for the state of a world on fire, the wife of a president more worried about children being stung by bees than aborted or infected with a deadly paralytic Enterovirus that he imported feels it’s the perfect time to flaunt her well-toned guns at a secular sideshow of an Easter Egg Roll.

Far be it from me to criticize, but taken in context and based on the partying in the midst of the international chaos currently going on, something in this voyage to nowhere is dreadfully amiss.  And,not to be a Negative Nancy or anything, but no amount of distraction, dancing, or pretending it’s not happening is likely to stop it.

In the Scripture, in the 4th chapter, 8th verse of his first letter to Timothy, Paul brought up an eternal truth that, before she exerts any more energy, Mrs. Obama clearly needs to comprehend.  Paul’s course-correcting advice to his young charge was that “physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”

In other words, when this plane goes down – and trust me, it is going down – no amount of healthy eating, ample hydration, or fancy aerobic dance moves is going to matter in eternity.  So try as the FLOTUS might to dance her way through America’s funk, her message of gross indifference and callous disregard for worldwide misery reflects a profound spiritual malaise that requires an intervention far beyond a choreographed romp to “Uptown Funk.”

‘No show’ Sasha and Malia teach America a valued lesson

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The highly controversial Valentine’s Day ski trip with Mama Obama to Aspen must have been a real doozy, because Sasha and Malia, who were slated to travel to Japan with the FLOTUS for Spring Break, decided to stay home.

Last year Michelle justified another high-priced spring junket to the Far East by announcing that it was “very rare” that she and her daughters had the “opportunity to travel outside of the United States.” At the time, Shelley said, “It is no accident that one of our first trips as a family is here to China,” whatever that means.

Anyway, with Granny Marian Shields Robinson in tow, the girl-power travelers graced China with their presence. They gawked at panda bears, visited the Peking opera, and somehow managed to run up an impressive $222K hotel tab for a two-day stay.

Then, back in February, Japanese news organization Asahi Shimbun reported that Michelle, Malia, and Sasha would be traveling to Asia again in March, this time for sushi and stuff.

The girls were to accompany Mom to Japan, but instead of her two daughters, the people in Michelle’s entourage included a seemingly anorexic ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, Caroline’s 22-year-old Kennedyesque son “Jack” Schlossberg, and the fetching YouTube makeup artist Michelle Phan.

Couple Sasha’s and Malia’s absence with the media’s deafening silence surrounding the girls’ decision to be no-shows, and one can’t help but wonder what can be gleaned from the first daughters’ decision to decline Mom’s Asian Spring Fling proposition.

For starters, based on the contemptuous body language and obvious eye-rolls unique to teenagers, it was clear that when Obama pardoned “Cheese” the National Thanksgiving turkey, Sasha and Malia had clearly been coerced into a perfunctory photo op and would rather have been anywhere else.

Judging by their disdainful facial expressions, it may have been that the girls realized, among other things, that having one national turkey pardoning another national turkey was pretty ironic, to say the least. In fact, that paradoxical scene might explain the first daughters’ refusal to smile for the camera and say “cheese.”

All turkeys aside, what transpired between February and March is anyone’s guess, but at this juncture what we do know is that those youthful sneers were nowhere to be seen when Mom tripped and almost fell, nearly crushing the diminutive Japanese Emperor Akihito. Thanks to their decision to sit this one out, Sasha and Malia also spared themselves the humiliation of having to smile while Mom played a Japanese version of “Babalu” on the traditional Taiko drums.

For lack of a better explanation, what Sasha’s and Malia’s absence may indicate is that Barry and Michelle cannot get their own children to obey, which may be why the FL/POTUS spend most of their time bossing Americans around and treating grown adults like adolescents.

No, I mean really. From the looks of things, unlike Caroline Kennedy, it appears that Michelle can’t get her children to do what she wants them to do, which may explain why she takes out her frustration on 300 million strangers by issuing unreasonable decrees ranging from what we should eat to how much our children should weigh.

Sasha and Malia refuse to go to Asia, and the next thing you know, Michelle endeavors to re-establish a sense of authority by mandating that American children who aren’t hers be weighed like piglets at government-funded daycare centers.

Question for Michelle: if government provision dictates weighing those being sustained with tax dollars, then on behalf of the common good, shouldn’t certain occupants of the White House also be regularly hoisted onto an adult-sized scale for public weigh-ins?

Either way, sometime between February and March, Mom must have reminded Sasha and Malia about the Asia trip, to which the girls rolled their eyes and said, “Forget it. We’re not going.” Mamma’s reply: “You’re going! End of discussion.”

Following that pronouncement, there must have been a lot of sulking, stomping around the executive quarters, multitudinous angry tweets to their Sidwell Friends friends, and, to drown out all the ranting and raving about disobedience and public duty, loud anti-cop Pro Era gangsta rap music blaring away on iPhone ear buds.

For lack of a better explanation, Sasha and Malia must have told Ma and Pa to stick it, and, in this particular case, the Obama-girl-power that Mom’s always cheering about actually won the day.

And although it’s purely speculation, could it be that because the first daughters cross their arms and insolently roll their eyes, Barry and Michelle, having lost all control at home, have turned their attention to bossing around the rest of America?

That may be. But in the end, although Sasha and Malia may very well be unruly teens, Americans could learn a thing or two from these kids about how to respond when Barry and Michelle insist on taking America on yet another costly trip we’d rather not take.

Gulp! Michelle Obama Defends Force-Feeding the Kids


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Absolutely appalled that anyone, let alone the public school system, would reject her dietary diktats, Mrs. Obama is now pushing back against those opposed to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and the mandatory school nutrition standards that accompanied the bill. As part of that shove back, Michelle recently granted an interview to Susannah Bradley of MSN’s Healthy Living.

Although the FLOTUS is trying to depict the School Nutrition Association (SNA) and certain members of Congress as the evil bad guys who want to serve candy and cake to kids for lunch, the truth is that they just want to grant schools more autonomy in deciding what to put on the lunch menu.

Lest we forget, autonomy is anathema to dictators.

That’s why Michelle, despite packing on a little caboose poundage herself since moving to the White House, feels it’s necessary for her to cure childhood obesity on her own. According to Mama Obama, the way to accomplish that is to insist that the food being served in schools participating in the school lunch program be nutrient-dense, calorically lacking, and completely tasteless.

It gets better – the FLOTUS is also ready to move from the cafeteria into the home by making government pronouncements instructing parents on how and what to feed their kids.

Using made-up stories as a tool of manipulation, Michelle told Susannah that “Before coming to the White House, [she] struggled, as a working parent with a traveling, busy husband, to figure out how to feed [her] kids healthy, and [she] didn’t get it right.”

What Mrs. Obama conveniently forgot to mention was that “Let’s Move!” ambassador Sam Kass, who is still the president’s personal chef, was also the family’s personal chef when they lived in Chicago. So what Mama Obama should have said is that their chef didn’t “get it right.”

When Michelle told Bradley that “Our pediatrician had to pull me aside and point out some things that were going wrong,” she was playing the pediatrician card. According to Michelle, Sasha and Malia’s BMIs troubled the mystery pediatrician.

Michelle told Susannah, “I thought to myself, if a Princeton and Harvard educated professional woman doesn’t know how to adequately feed her kids, then what are other parents going through who don’t have access to the information I have?”

Translation: If I – a brilliant Princeton/Harvard alumni – can’t properly instruct my personal chef on what to cook for two kids with scary BMIs, what are those idiots out there feeding their brats?

Having revealed that shameful state of affairs, Michelle then said:

When I first came to the White House, one of the first things I knew I wanted to take on was this issue, because now we know that there is a childhood obesity epidemic, and a lot of it comes from the fact that we have lost that core understanding of how to best nourish our kids.

Translation: Food control is the perfect Nanny State entrée into America’s private lives.

Despite Mama Obama’s haranguing, most of the broccoli florets and fiddlehead frittatas end up in the garbage. That’s why, unlike her husband, who found a way to force-feed America a mishmash of policy catastrophes, short of a mandated gastric feeding tube Michelle Obama has thus far been unable to force-feed the kids.

When Michelle said, “It’s so important for our schools to make the hard calls for our kids, because parents are struggling enough at home,” the liberal mindset prominently surfaced. Aren’t bureaucratic “hard calls” the intoxicating elixir liberal politicians live for, and isn’t that exactly how Barack Obama compensates for his stunning dictatorial ineptitude?

A lot like her husband, who loves to force-feed nasty stuff to unwilling Americans, the first lady stressed that “We have to be the ones in charge of what our kids eat. We have to set the tone and provide the examples, because what they learn now is what they’ll carry with them for the rest of their lives.”

“I want to make sure that my girls know what healthy meals look like and feel like,” said Michelle, “so that when they leave my home and go to college, they at least have the knowledge to make the best choices for themselves.”

Of all people, the FLOTUS shouldn’t be talking about tone-setting and example-providing. Moreover, the Obama ‘girls’ go to a $36K per-year private school that provides students with menu choices from “Classic” and “Vegetarian” entrées.

For added manipulation, Mrs. Obama claimed that the schools that submit to her Highness’s list of food options have improved test scores, kids clamoring to come to school every day, and disappearing disciplinary problems. Could it be that marinated beets have actually managed to suppress school gun violence in Chicago?

Either way, according to the FLOTUS, “It is our job as adults to make sure that our kids eat what they need, not what they want.” And isn’t that how we ended up with Obamacare? The POTUS, who knew better what Americans needed and couldn’t care less what Americans wanted, pushed his putrid policy on 300 million reluctant people?

Nevertheless, her Ivy League attitude notwithstanding, Mrs. Obama did humbly admit she’s culinarily ignorant.

In addition, the FLOTUS shared her opinion on the uneducated ignoramuses who don’t know how to feed their kids, revealed her fascination with gavage, and suggested that government needs to “lend a hand to the schools that are struggling, not roll back the standards and say, ‘Oh, well. The kids don’t like it so let them eat cake.’”

Really? Did Michelle Obama actually utter the words “let them eat cake?”

Michelle Obama a Senator from Illinois?

Michelle-Obama-Dance-Lets-MoveOriginally posted at American Thinker blog

After Michelle and Barry leave the White House – if they leave the White House, which is certainly up in the air – there are rumors afoot that they may emulate Bill and Hillary and take up residence as far away from each other as humanly possible.  To add intrigue to connubial conjecture, it is also alleged that Michelle may do a Hillary Clinton and run for a Senate seat in Illinois.

Speculation abounds that when she’s not “playing politics with our kid’s health,” doing the Dougie on late-night talk shows, vacationing with mom and the girls, scolding schools begging to opt out of her vegetarian stuffed cabbage lunch, or giving hubby the ole stink eye, Shelley has her other eye on a seat in the Illinois senate.

It is already firmly established that Michelle Obama relishes the trappings of power, frittering away tax dollars, and bossing large numbers of people around.  Moreover, if she makes her mind up about something, she absolutely refuses to take “no” for an answer, so it makes sense she’d want to embark on a political career of her own.

To date, just like Hillary Clinton has not officially expressed interest in parking her pantsuit in the Oval Office, the FLOTUS has not officially expressed interest in running for the Senate.

However, her recent foray into politics has Washington, D.C. tongues wagging.  After all, Michelle has taken a diplomatic trip to China and debated (more like berated) Republicans critical of her overbearing, bad-tasting, calorie-deficient school lunch program.  Michelle has raised beaucoup bucks for Democrats and sent personal #hashtag messages to Boko Haram. 

All in all, with those kinds of credentials the FLOTUS has much more experience than her husband had in 2008 when he decided to run for president and “fundamentally transform” the United States of America.

If Michelle were to decide to dip her size 11.5 feet into the political waters in 2016 and attempt to unseat Republican Mark Kirk, according to a Public Polling Policy survey she’s got a good shot.  The survey says Mrs. Obama would pick up 51 percent of the vote, Kirk 40 percent.

As an added bonus, if senatorial hopeful LaVaughn-Robinson-Obama does decide to run, Illinois resident Oprah Winfrey will have her back, and, unlike Hillary, the South Side, Chicago native won’t have to resort to wasting time and possibly a full-term carpet-bagging in a blue state.

Regardless of whether she runs and decides to dedicate herself full-time to fostering racial animosity and furthering the socialist agenda, what’s unique about the idea is that Michelle could surpass both Hillary and Barack in the first politically correct president realm. 

In 2016, Grandma Hillary Clinton is planning on smashing through the “highest hardest glass ceiling” and replacing our first biracial president to become America’s first baby-boomer former first lady to be elected president for two – count ’em, two – long, grueling terms.  

Then, in 2024, with the help of illegal aliens, ex-ACORN community organizers, and the New Black Panthers, Michelle, who will be 60 years old by then and probably a grandmother herself, could become our very first former best-dressed first lady/African-American female president.

So America has 16 years of exciting political possibilities ahead.  After Barack Obama leaves town – if he leaves town – President Clinton and her dashing First Gentleman (ahem) Bill hope to grace 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue again with their glorious selves for another fabulous eight years.  If America survives those two terms, Hillary could very well be followed by Illinois senator/prospective presidential hopeful Michelle, who, if she runs and wins, would move back into the White House with Mr. “Fundamental Transformation” himself, Barack – and really finish us off.

The FLOTUS Pooh-Poohs Potatoes in an Op-Ed

5206Originally posted at American Thinker

In response to complaints about her precious school lunch program, Mrs. Obama is riled up.  The FLOTUS is so annoyed that she’s written an op-ed published in the New York Times that praises physicians, pans the House of Representatives, and pooh-poohs the potato.

Does it matter that the doctors Michelle Obama cites in her effort to give credibility to her healthy lunch argument are the same group of professionals that “overwhelmingly disagree with the changes to U.S. health care by ObamaCare?”

Guess not, because Mrs. Obama is using every weapon at her disposal to wage war against those who dare to suggest schools should be given the choice to opt out of her veggies-for-lunch program.  

According to the FLOTUS, the original goal of instituting a government-run lunch menu was to “end the epidemic of childhood obesity … so that kids born today … grow up healthy.” Mrs. Obama swears that the way to end to childhood obesity is to allow the same government – the one that has thwarted the ability of 92 million Americans to work – to apply “what works” when feeding their children at school.

In defense of government-ordered cafeteria fare, much like her global-warming huckster husband Barack, Michelle depends on the “most current science,” as well as research that indicates “kids needed less sugar, salt and fat in their diets.”  Who knew?

So while Sasha and Malia attend a school that costs $25K per year and get to choose between “Classic Entrees” that include baked Ziti, Cuban pork sandwiches, and BBQ wings, Michelle, who adores ancho-chile short ribs herself, denies similar choices to children tethered to publicly-funded school lunch programs.

Meanwhile, the FLOTUS asserts that the benefits of healthy-lunch initiatives are “evidence-based” and rely on “current science,” which raises the question:  Are Sasha and Malia instructed to pick only from the “Vegetarian Entrée” side of the Sidwell Friends lunch menu?

In her NY Times piece, Michelle emphasized that the obesity rate is beginning to fall among our youngest children, a claim Albert Einstein College of Medicine epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat believes is an “imprecise” CDC finding that may very well be the opposite.

Nevertheless, despite conflicting studies and overall obesity rates remaining stagnant, Mrs. Obama sees progress, which is the same mentality that considers it progress to ruin the healthcare of 270 million insured Americans so that 30 million uninsured Americans can have equally shoddy healthcare.

After citing imprecise CDC findings, leaning upon the expertise of doctors who criticize Obamacare, and ignoring the lunch menu her own daughters enjoy, Michelle shifted her argument to the child-hating House of Representatives.

That’s when the potato bashing really got started. 

This is a woman who admitted that she couldn’t stop eating French fries.  So why demean potatoes so aggressively that the United Potato Growers of America deserve a public apology?  Oprah Winfrey got sued for less than that by Texas cattlemen for dissing beef. 

Moreover, doesn’t Mrs. Obama, organic gardener extraordinaire, grow a unique variety of spuds in her Kitchen Garden – potatoes like red Sangre, purple fingerlings from Peru, Mountain Rose, Red Thumb, and Canela Russet?

The article didn’t stop with disparaging potatoes, either.  From there Michelle blatantly accused Republicans of waging war against women and children by suggesting that potatoes, which are rich in Vitamin B6 and potassium, as well as Vitamin C, phosphorus, manganese and fiber, should remain on the list of foods women can purchase with Women, Infants and Children (WIC) dollars.

“That’s why,” Michelle informed readers, “the Institute of Medicine — the nonpartisan, scientific body that advises on the standards for WIC — has said that potatoes should not be part of the WIC program.” 

According to Michelle ‘Fingerling Potato Velouté’ Obama who, unlike Dan Quayle, spells potato correctly and obviously consumes a healthy share of taters herself, “there is nothing wrong with potatoes. The problem is that [in her opinion] many women and children already consume enough potatoes[.]”

In the paraphrased words of Thomas Jefferson: ‘A government big enough to buy you your potatoes is a government big enough to take those potatoes away.’

From spuds, Michelle moved on to the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which hundreds of schools are hoping to opt out of.  Clearly not a fan of “optional,” the FLOTUS favors “mandatory.”

The FLOTUS warned America that members of the House of Representatives (meaning Republicans) are “threatening to roll back these new standards and lower the quality of food our kids get in school,” which is untrue. The type of flexibility and autonomy Michelle’s daughters enjoy at Sidwell is what Republicans are requesting on behalf of public schools.  

Then Michelle asked, “Remember a few years ago when Congress declared that the sauce on a slice of pizza should count as a vegetable in school lunches? You don’t have to be a nutritionist” – which she is not – “to know that [pizza sauce counting as a vegetable] doesn’t make much sense.”

Neither does eating fried fat cakes, Michelle, neither does eating fried fat cakes.

Still, despite the futile nature of the carrots-and-kale versus pizza-and-hot-dogs argument, Michelle is right about one thing:  “Our children deserve so much better than this” – but not as it relates to food.  Our kids deserve a future that includes freedom from the government strangulation prevalent in every policy Michelle Obama and her husband Barack have placed upon the tiny shoulders of America’s next generation. 

As Michelle Obama rightly says, “The bottom line is very simple: As parents, we always put our children’s interests first,” which is why the government should butt out.  After all, as Michelle points out, “We wake up every morning and go to bed every night worrying about their well-being and their futures.”

The problem is that, in the interest of furthering their progressive ideology, from policing lunch rooms to invading doctors’ offices to running roughshod over our economy, New York Times op-ed contributor Michelle Obama and her husband Barack are clearly the ones putting the well-being and future of America’s children last.

Food Police Striking Back: Mrs. Obama Doubles Down on School Lunch Diktats


cafe-garbage-630x472Originally posted at The Clash Daily

After all the healthy food hoopla issuing forth from Washington, DC, some school cafeteria directors are now claiming that the phased-in standards associated with Michelle Obama’s federally-funded school lunch program are limited, pricy, and unappetizing. In response, an agriculture spending bill that was written and proposed by Congressman Robert Aderholt, (R-AL) was approved by a House subcommittee. The bill seeks to allow schools to waive the school lunch standards put in place by the first lady and the USDA if, after a six-month period, the programs result in a net loss.

The problem is that like her husband, Michelle Obama does not take kindly to noncompliance. Rebel against the FLOTUS’ control and a harder pushback is sure to follow, which is how Michelle is choosing to deal with the critics of her carrot-stick-and-cauliflower diktats.

In other words, after six years, Americans should be well aware that when it comes to Barack and Michelle Obama, “resistance is futile”.

That’s why even though Congressional efforts to provide waivers to those schools desiring to opt out are being well-received in some circles, similar to the way her husband refuses to budge on Obamacare, Michelle is vowing to fight any and all efforts to defy having the government determine what schoolchildren should eat for school-provided breakfasts and lunches.

Sam Kass, the former personal home chef to the Chicago-based Obamas who now directs Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative, said Boss Lady Michelle just “wants to have a conversation about what is really happening out in the country.”

Translation: Despite the personal experience of those dealing directly with the negative responses of students rebelling against the federally-funded food edicts, Mrs. Obama is prepared to do the Chicago strong-arm treatment on the non-compliant until they yield to her will.

As usual, propaganda is the first step in the arm-twisting process, which is why the first lady began her retaliation by hosting an event at the White House to highlight the success of a program that is, in fact, largely a failure. At the roundtable, Michelle expressed the opinion that allowing schools to opt out is “unacceptable” to her… “not just as First Lady but also as a mother.”

Rest assured, if they had one, the White House Successful Healthy School Lunch PowerPoint presentation did not include images of cafeteria garbage cans full of black bean and guacamole salad, nor did it include close-ups of the grimacing faces of children attempting to wash down undercooked whole wheat pasta with room-temperature skim milk.

Nonetheless, Democrat drones…sorry, school nutrition officials were summoned to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to assist Mrs. Obama in her attempt to salvage the restrictive, expensive, and downright dull “Let’s Move!” federally-funded school lunch program. The job of the first lady’s charges was to share how magnificently the healthy food standards are working in their individual penitentiaries schools.

At the roundtable discussion, Über political Michelle said “The last thing we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kids’ health. Now is not the time to roll back everything we have worked for.”

In addition to hype campaigns and targeting Congress, it’s likely that Michelle will also be going after schools that originally signed on to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new School Lunch and Breakfast Program who, after citing uneaten provisions being dumped because students turn their noses up at tasteless mandated foods with less sodium, little fat, and restrictive calorie allowances, now want to opt out.

The School Nutrition Association, which represents school nutrition directors and companies that sell food to schools, endorses the Congressional proposal because President Leah Schmidt said schools deserve more autonomy.

Autonomy is a philosophical notion that is anathema to both Mama Obama and her enforcers in the federal government.

Nonetheless, Schmidt believes that “School meal programs need more flexibility to plan menus that increase student consumption of healthy choices while limiting waste,” which is why Leah was not asked to be part of Mrs. Obama’s supposedly non-political, one-sided White House discussion.

Regrettably, representatives from the 524 schools who thus far have chosen to drop out of the school lunch program were not in attendance either. Neither was the superintendent of the Waterford, Wisconsin school district that dropped the school lunch program because “students complained about taste, portions are not big enough for athletes and dollars get wasted on fruits and vegetables that students must take but often are thrown away.”

Mrs. Obama’s advocator, Sam Kass, claims that allowing schools to opt out is a “real assault” on the first lady’s effort to assault kids by force-feeding them horrible tasting food. According to Mr. Kass, even though one million students are choosing to opt out, and the ones who haven’t opted out just yet are cranky, starving, and sneaking off campus for lunch, “These standards are working!”

No offense to Sam, who’s probably a nice enough guy, but that is just the sort of delusional optimism and contrived positivity typically projected by the president and first lady’s toadies in their attempts to convince an unwilling America to accept yet another failed Obama policy.
Read more at http://clashdaily.com/2014/05/food-police-strking-back-mrs-obama-doubles-school-lunch-diktats/#zmQUA5JahwjFvPij.99

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