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FLOTUS ‘Joins Forces’ with Dead Veterans

2a firstladyinsidex-largeOriginally posted at American Thinker

In the midst of the Veteran’s Administration scandal, has America forgotten that the U.S. military has a very special advocate who has worked tirelessly to help military families? And what a bang up job that woman has done.

For years now, our very own First Lady has appeared on shows like Oprah and Nightline and broadcast her undying dedication to getting military families the multifaceted support they need – none of which she’s done, but that’s beside the point. One would think that after all the effort she’s invested, at some point the FLOTUS would have caught wind that military veterans were languishing for months on waiting lists at VA hospitals without proper care.

But she didn’t.

In 2011 Mrs. Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launched Joining Forces, which the first lady’s White House web page described as:

A nationwide initiative that mobilizes all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned, and to raise awareness of military families’ unique needs as pertains to employment, education and wellness. 

That same year, a humble FLOTUS told Oprah Winfrey that she is moved by military families’ “willingness to sacrifice without complaint.”

Clearly, the qualities Shelley admired hadn’t inspired her quite enough to find out what those who served this nation REALLY need, because with a minimum of effort Mrs. Obama would have uncovered the injustices being inflicted upon brave veterans by the Veterans Administration.

What better venues than the talk show circuit for the commander-in-chief’s wife to share the plight of gravely ill ex-military waiting months for the VA to provide healthcare? Instead, clueless Michelle told Oprah that it’s hard to get the message of the military out because “they never ask for help.”

With all due respect, what in God’s name does Michelle Obama think the family of veteran Thomas Breen was doing while trying for months to get an appointment with a VA primary care doctor? 

While the first lady was hosting military families at Easter egg rolls and Christmas parties, the Breen family were begging the VA for help, which didn’t arrive until one week after the Navy veteran had succumbed to Stage 4 bladder cancer.

One can’t help but wonder what it was exactly that the FLOTUS and the good Doctor (of education) Biden have been mobilizing for the last three years. Which unique need was the duo addressing while 40 or more military veterans wasted away on a VA waiting list?

Just prior to the November election in 2012, in an effort to distract everyone from her husband’s poor debate performance, Mrs. Obama shared her passion for America’s military families with Cynthia McFadden of Nightline.

The FLOTUS told McFadden, “We have to rally around for these families. We have to be that safety net for them because they’re leaving to serve us. They’re fighting for the rights and freedoms of all of us.”

Meanwhile, according to Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), at the time Michelle was granting pre-election ‘I love the military’ interviews, Government Accountability Office reports dating back to 2000 had already highlighted VA treatment delays. 

If Michelle were really looking for an issue to address, maybe instead of monitoring school cafeterias, veterans’ treatment delays would have been a better place to start.

Nevertheless, Michelle told McFadden, “I think that there is just something special about people who serve… when you meet these people and you hear their stories, you just want to…make it right.”

Yet, neither Mrs. Obama nor her husband made it right.  While Michelle was busy crowing about her allegiance to military families, a Phoenix VA hospital was hiding secret waiting lists with the names of dozens of veterans who needlessly died waiting for care.

While Michelle Obama was “Joining Forces” and giving television interviews, according to Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT), similar scandals where soldiers died as a result of rationing, cooked books, and inadequate care have surfaced in at least 10 states thus far.

In fairness to FLOTUS though, in her Nightline interview she did bring up healthcare. Michelle told Cynthia that she and Dr. Biden were “…looking at the overall health needs of military families. Because …most people think that military families get all their health services through the VA.”

What’s disgraceful is that despite her supposed efforts, there’s still a formidable body count made up of those soldiers whose health Michelle could have been looking out for.

Furthermore, if Mrs., Obama were “looking at the overall health needs of military families,” why did she not know there were veterans under the VA’s care in dire need of medical services they weren’t receiving?

Maybe it’s because the VA website says that “The good news is that Veterans enrolled in VA health care programs have health coverage that meets the new health care law’s standard.” The VA’s tie to the ACA certainly explains why Michelle would ignore the fact that the “integrated healthcare system” wasn’t  expand[ing] access to coverage, control[ing] health care costs and improv[ing] health care quality and care coordination.”

Recently, as part of the Philanthropy — Joining Forces Impact Pledge, Michelle announced a $102 million program for veterans and military communities called the Veterans Philanthropy Exchange.  In a statement that, quite frankly, rings hollow, Michelle Obama exhorted Americans by saying:

We cannot allow ourselves to forget [the military’s] service to their country. We have to get moving right now. We have to show that their country is here for them not just while they’re in uniform but for the long haul.

Did the FLOTUS say “long haul?” Thanks to the VA, Thomas Breen and 39 other forgotten veterans – and probably many more – will have no “long haul.”

Michelle Obama has talked about helping military veterans, but much like her husband’s promises, it’s all just talk; everything stays the same or gets worse. The first lady’s efforts and expressed sentiment regarding those in uniform past and present are, at best, calculating and disingenuous, and other than phony patriotism and shameless self-promotion have accomplished nothing.

Michelle’s Hard-Knock Life Story Comes to China

Originally posted at American Thinker

Recycling her tried-and-true American dream story, Michelle Obama gave Chinese schoolchildren the same stump speech she delivers everywhere she goes, from Ireland to Chicago.  The FLOTUS has used her hard-knock life tale to justify more vacations for herself than her husband has golf balls. 

The problem is that the story is exaggerated, and even if it weren’t, to complain about struggling as a child in a free country as opposed to a struggling as a child in a country where the annual average family income is $10,220 today, which is similar to what it was in 1972 in the U.S. when six-year-old Michelle Obama was supposedly struggling, proves the woman is oblivious.

As if being a pop artist or a professional basketball star worth $130 million is something Chinese children could aspire to, Michelle pointed to the difficult upbringings of African-Americans such as LeBron James and singer Janelle Monáe.

Then, it was on to the CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, who Mrs. Obama also used as an example. The problem with mentioning Howard is that the Chinese press and maybe even Chinese government has “accused [Starbucks] of overcharging … “outrageous’ prices compared to those paid by consumers in the U.S. and elsewhere.”

From there, Michelle went on to her usual disingenuous “raised by a single mother who sometimes struggled to afford food for their family” story about chubby little Barry, who, quite frankly, looked as if he never missed a meal.

The FLOTUS then insisted on talking up the value of education to Chinese students who rank #1 in the world in math, reading and science. 

Notwithstanding that Obama likely did worse on his SAT exams than alleged dolt G.W. Bush, and not mentioning the fact that no one has ever seen any of Obama’s college records, Michelle continued on with “But like me, this guy got scholarships and loans to attend universities.”  

Unlike the U.S. where household debt is 136% of earnings, in China that debt hovers around 17%.  If federal borrowing is factored into that equation, the “United States number increases an additional $109,792 per household, to $224,303 per household or 266% of average household income.” 

As Shelley prattled on, Chinese high school students had to be wondering why the tall lady from America, the country that owes China $1.3 trillion, is encouraging them to borrow money for student loans.

Leaving out community organizing, Michelle then told of her husband’s personal struggle to become a lawyer – though currently without a law license – and a “professor” who was more accurately referred to by the University of Chicago as a part-time, non-tenured senior lecturer. 

From the tale of professor Barack, Michelle went straight to a spiel on Barack’s (brief) time as state senator, where he often voted “present” – a sign of things to come.  Then Barack became a U.S. senator, where his über-liberal voting record belied the fake moderate persona he successfully passed off in 2008.  And finally, Michelle finished up with president, where Mr. Obama has done a bang-up job indebting America to the very children Mrs. Obama was lecturing.

Michelle went on to say that LeBron, Janelle, Howard, and Barry’s stellar accomplishments “are the stories of so many Americans, and of America itself.”

Omitting the recent-added “who you love” part, Michelle said, “because in America, we believe that no matter where you live or how much money your parents have, or what race or religion or ethnicity you are, if you work hard and believe in yourself, then you should have a chance to succeed.” 

For college grads in China jobs are scarce, but if Michelle was referring to the U.S., where jobs are nonexistent, those words may have been true prior to 2008, but since then, “if you work hard and believe in yourself,” you still probably won’t succeed.  And if you happen to beat insurmountable odds, and build something on your own, you’ll be demonized and robbed blind by the Extortionist and his sidekick government.

Then the FLOTUS told children trapped in the tentacles of communism that “We also believe that everyone is equal, and that we all have the right to say what we think and worship as we choose, even when others don’t like what we say or don’t always agree with what we believe.”

Has Mrs. Obama ever heard about the Tiananmen Square massacre or thought about all the political and religious prisoners held captive in China?  As for back home, those lofty sentiments wouldn’t fly with the unborn, the Catholic Church, the Tea Party, or anyone who dares call an assertive female “bossy.”

Clearly, Michelle was also unaware that in 1988, three years after she handed in her racist diatribe/Princeton senior thesis, “a violent, 300-strong mob broke into an African students’ dormitory at Nanjing University …while chanting ‘down with the black devils.’”

In an Asian Scientist article entitled “Who’s The Fairest of Them All?” David Tan (no, really) pointed out that “All across Asia fair skin is highly prized… a fair complexion is considered the epitome of beauty.” With cultural sensitivities in mind, maybe Mrs. Obama should have steered clear of race, and just concentrated on the nutritional deficit associated with having white rice as a staple. 

Instead, Michelle chose to bring up America’s racist past, saying, “Many decades ago, there were actually laws in America that allowed discrimination against black people like me, who are a minority in the United States.” 

Did the woman who arrived on Air Force One wearing a $3,000 dress and is staying in an $8,400 per night hotel suite, really feel it was necessary to allege that she was discriminated against?

In fairness, Mrs. Obama did attempt to convey that, “slowly but surely,” America has changed. But not before she told truly downtrodden people who dream of freedoms Michelle has taken for granted her whole ‘oppressed’ life, children whose families barely subsist on $10,000 per year, that in America “living up to these ideals isn’t always easy.”

All in all, a petulant Michelle Obama complaining about anything to utterly subjugated, poverty-stricken children in communist China can be likened to crying over a hangnail in a cancer ward.

Michelle Obama: China’s First Amendment Rights Advocate

Originally posted at American Thinker

Michelle Obama’s reporter-free excursion to the Far East is turning out to be quite revealing!  First of all, for the $8,400 per night being spent in the Beijing Westin presidential suite, Mrs. Obama could have bunked in less expensive digs and chosen to make a charitable contribution to a few of the victims of her husband’s ObamaCare fiasco who are no longer receiving cancer treatment as a result of having their health insurance cancelled. 

But she didn’t.

As for kindly old Grandma Marian, from the second the ‘Bossy Girl’ (don’t tell Beyoncé) stepped off the plane she started bossing around Chinese hotel staff as if they were her personal servants.  One would think that while sightseeing in China FGOTUS would be on her best behavior.  The White House staff will have quite a story to tell when Granny, who moved to the White House on a “trial basis,” but has lived there for free while banking six years’ worth of Social Security checks, returns to Chicago.

Meanwhile Michelle, who hasn’t said one word in condemnation of women living in Muslim countries being disfigured with acid, stoned, hung, and genitally mutilated, decided to pull a stunt similar to her husband when he promoted gay rights in Senegal, where homosexuality is against the law.

Taking a break from holidaymaking, Michelle, the woman married to a man who wouldn’t recognize a First Amendment right if it slapped him upside the head, rubbed salt into a Chinese wound by telling students trapped in an oppressive communist regime that freedom of information, expression, and belief are “universal rights.”

On the second day of a seven-day, multi-million dollar “people-to-people exchange,” while giving a speech at Peking University, Mrs. Obama stirred the rice pot by reminding Chinese students about deeply desired freedoms they’re universally denied.

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Disregarding the fact that, if the 200 students in attendance rose up and demanded what Michelle said was rightfully theirs, it could potentially cost them their lives, the first lady told them: “When it comes to expressing yourself freely, and worshipping as you choose, and having open access to information — we believe those are universal rights that are the birthright of every person on this planet.”

Did Michelle forget for a second that she’s vacationing in communist China? Or is provoking discontent just standard Obama protocol?  Because while preaching the exact opposite of what they practice themselves, the meddlesome Obamas travel the world poking their fingers into places they don’t belong.

Michelle Obama promotes healthy eating, yet chows down on high-calorie delicacies with predictable regularity.  The FLOTUS all but sports blueberry pie stains on her front teeth while badgering Americans to share more of their minuscule tartlets. Then, between three or four quarterly multimillion-dollar vacations spends the rest of her time leveling the playing field. 

That’s why Mrs. Obama advocating for “expressing yourself freely, and worshipping as you choose, and having open access to information” while her husband is home figuring out how to deny Americans all three is typical two-faced Obama.

Not only that, but should Michelle — the woman who polices school cafeterias, restaurants, and food-packaging plants to make sure freedom of choice conforms to her diktats — really be talking about China restricting freedom?

And as far as “universal rights” are concerned, isn’t it the Obamas’ belief that universal healthcare is a “human right?” Wasn’t the supposed “human right” to universal healthcare the premise that justified all the freedom associated with access to and affordability of healthcare being taken away from the American people?

As for the First Amendment, has Mrs. Obama taken the time to notice that her husband borders on dictatorial when it comes to limiting free speech, especially when that speech comes from the mouths of those who dare to challenge his progressive madness? 

Where was Shelley when Barack was disrespecting the religious rights of the Catholic Church, whose tenets disagree with his policy initiatives on birth control and abortion?  Was she at Georgetown University when he asked Jesuit priests to cover up the crucifixes, or listening in when he called Christians Bible-thumping, bitter clingers?

And what about the president’s support of the universal monitoring of “open access to information,” his proposal that the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) be changed to allow federal agencies to lie about the very existence of information being sought, and the unleashing of the IRS on his political critics?

Then again, it’s different in Obama’s America, because access to social media isn’t outright denied; instead the NSA spies on Internet users for dissent and then reports back to the government.

After talking up rights that Constitutional critic Barack Obama would love to banish in America, Michelle shifted to sharing the trials and tribulations associated with enjoying the freedoms Xi Jinping denies in order to suppress criticism.

Michelle lamented that “My husband and I are on the receiving end of plenty of questioning and criticism from our media and our fellow citizens, and it’s not always easy.” 

The FLOTUS shared how free speech has plagued her and the president, both of whom take personal aim at anyone who dares to diverge in opinion from their liberal agenda; points out the couple’s glaring hypocrisies; or speaks truth to power. Happily, even the always-respectful Republican-run House of Representatives shields the Obamas from any well-deserved “questioning and criticism.”

Then Michelle declared, “But I wouldn’t trade [questioning and criticism] for anything in the world.” After all, public disapproval is a small price to pay for the benefit of a taxpayer-funded, in-your-face lifestyle rivaled only by the Sultan of Brunei.

Whether at home or abroad, First Lady Michelle Obama boasting about the merits of the Constitution, particularly the First Amendment, is like the wife of a shoe thief impressing upon the shoeless victims of a thieving rival that having lots of quality footwear is a “universal right.”

Street Cred’ Michelle says Obama’s Got Swag

Originally posted at The Blacksphere

Recently, Michelle Obama granted her first BET interview to the hosts of 106 & Park, Bow Wow and Keshia Chante.

After being introduced as the “personification of grace and beauty,” writer/lawyer/first lady Mrs. Obama made a grand entrance in biker leathers as a screeching Beyoncé filled the screen behind her, jumping around to “Move Your Body.”

After informing her hosts that the Beyoncé video was her music and that on the day the video was taped there were “flash mobs across the world,” Mrs. Obama spent a goodly amount of time speaking about her youth, her aspirations, and her husband Barry’s unimpeachable swag.

As part of the interview, the first lady was shown three extremely unattractive photographs of herself and was then asked, “What would you tell that girl?”

For the first picture, Michelle shifted into her predictable ‘I was afraid I wasn’t smart or bright enough’ routine.  She followed that up with the “Failure is the key to success” bit, which is something her husband knows a thing or two about.

For the second photo, the FLOTUS told the BET audience that despite their lack of confidence, one day even they could be president or first lady.

The third and final picture was Michelle and her senior prom date, which inspired her to share ad nauseam her ‘we didn’t have much money, mom sewed the dress with the slit, I rode the bus three hours to school’ blather.

The girl in the picture also revealed that by the time the senior prom rolled around she was breathing a sigh of relief, because despite school counselors telling her that she wasn’t Princeton material and after admitting that she stunk in math and science, it turns out Princeton accepted her anyway.

Leaving all the high falutin’ Princeton/Harvard/lawyer conversation behind, Michelle “unauthorized to practice law” Obama busted out her best gangsta’ lingo and said that for agreeing to appear on the BET show, she was getting “street cred’ at home” with her daughters.

The FLOTUS also admitted, “[m]y husband has got swag. He has got a good voice.”  Michelle’s “got swag” revelations were met with cheers from the audience and questions from the hosts about the president’s impromptu Apollo Theater rendition of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” to which Michelle replied:

It was really sweet. But he sings all the time. Oh, yes, he’s in the bathroom all the time just singing. He is always willing to sing. He’s like, you want me to sing now, want me to sing something for you?

Wait! Forget the “Failure is the key to success” and riding the city bus stuff.  Didn’t Obama just skip the 150th Anniversary Gettysburg Address ceremony because he was working nonstop on that notorious “website?” Now it’s revealed that while he’s in “free fall,” Obama spends time singing in the john.

What Michelle didn’t disclose was when hubby vocalizes in the commode, whether or not he wears a bandana under a sideways baseball cap.  Nor did she say if his pants hang below his butt and show his boxer shorts.

Sure, Obama has swag, but does his toilet attire include a gaudy gold chain and pinky ring, alligator shoes, and a grill like the one Lady Gaga wore to the YouTube Video Awards?

Either way, Obama’s approval rating is still 37% and sagging.

So before all is lost, maybe Michelle should use some of  her “street cred’” to insist our swaggering president up the swag quotient by spending even more time singing in the bathroom.

The Michelle Obama ‘Let’s Move’ Third Anniversary Tour

mrs0-300x157Far be it from me to cast aspersions on anyone’s girth, but I find it ridiculous to credit the first lady for “reversing the childhood obesity trend,” when it’s clear that in the four years she’s been in the White House, let’s just say Michelle’s posterior has trended outward.

After thanking God for flared skirts, the White House released a second-term portrait of Michelle photographed from the waist up, bangs and all, doing her best impersonation of one of Barack Obama’s most devoted activist starlets, Kerry Washington.  On the same day, the Office of the First Lady also issued a press release claiming that Michelle “fried fat cakes/ancho-chili short ribs” Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative is responsible for reversing a 30-year trend of childhood obesity in the same time it took Jesus Christ to fulfill His earthly ministry – three short years.

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Michelle Obama Accuses the Right of Voter Suppression and Lying

Michelle Obama Joins Geithner At Visit To Treasury DepartmentOriginally posted at American Thinker blog

One would think that after November 6th Mrs. Obama would lay off the ‘Down with the Struggle’ nonsense.  For a couple of weeks, the first lady dropped off the radar, which was a bit odd, but after Thanksgiving she reemerged refreshed and ready to assist her husband with his ongoing post-election tax-the-rich campaign blitz.

On December 13th Michelle dialed up blackamericaweb’s Tom Joyner Morning Show. The most disturbing thing about the conversation that ensued was hearing the first lady of the United States participate in Joyner’s segregated “our people” talk.

In response to Tom expressing how he thought blacks wouldn’t show up to vote and his subsequent relief that they did, sounding a bit like Angela Davis Michelle Obama said “It’s becoming a habit.  Justice and rights – people like having the right to vote.  Folks in our community, we like being a part of this process.”

Tom then made the bizarre accusation that “it seemed the more people vote, the more people were telling us not to vote.”  Who? Where? Sybil Wilkes, the Tom Joyner version of Howard Stern’s Robin Quivers, chimed in and said, “Or how to prevent us from voting.”

Instead of refuting divisive/paranoid rhetoric and addressing absurd allegations, Michelle Obama replied, “That’s right.”

Joyner suggested that the people telling “us” not to vote, or trying to prevent “us” from voting, got “us” more “fired up – and we did the darn thing.” It’s not entirely clear, but the words “us” and “did the darn thing” may be referring to the reelection of Barack Obama. Mrs. Obama, not identifying who exactly was doing the messin’, agreed with Joyner when she said, “Yeah, don’t mess with our right to vote. Don’t do it.”

While it’s doubtful Michelle appreciates it when her husband’s political adversaries keep “people focused” by exhibiting “the tenacity [and] the everyday focus on issues, [by] calling stuff out [and] making it funny but still …on point,” she certainly appreciates those attributes in Obama’s political allies.

The first lady thanked the Joyner crew for its humor and its – “you know.”  She also acknowledged the radio program for faithfully addressing what’s “going on in the world on so many different levels.”  Like Sinbad in Harlem and Black Don’t Crack – Stars Turning 60 in 2013.

Bubbling over with heartfelt appreciation, Michelle also issued a friendly exhortation for the future by explaining that “the battles are not over… we cannot do what we did in 2008, which is vote and then go”…on vacation…oops, I mean…”back to sleep – because the real work is coming up.”

According to Mrs. Obama people need to stay focused, “because it’s easy to get confused in all the back and forth that goes on.” Regrettably, it sounds like Michelle was implying that the people who ‘made it happen’ for Barack lack focus and tend toward confusion.

Broaching the subjects of the fiscal cliff, education, the environment, and comprehensive immigration reform, Michelle Obama emphasized that “All of that has to happen… four years is not a lot of time… we’ve got two strong years where we’ve got to get a lot done.

America’s first lady reminded listeners that time is of the essence because if her husband’s leftist progressive policies are not rammed through in the next two years, after the 2014 election Congress and the Senate could thwart the ramming.

Mrs. Obama also explained that the 24-month offensive is necessary because getting things done is difficult.  Why? Because according to the FLOTUS, in Washington DC there’s a “whole lot of not-truth-telling that happens, if you know what I mean.”

As a matter of fact, yes, Michelle, there are many of us that know exactly what you mean when you say there is “a whole lot of not-truth-telling” going on.  The difference is that we believe most of the “not-truth-telling” comes out of the mouth of someone you’re intimately acquainted with, if you know what we mean?

Hip-hop Michelle thanked all those who she said “stepped up,” but not before the woman who knows a thing or two about belts warned: “So we have a solid victory under our belt, but we are nowhere near finished” – emphasis on the “nowhere near finished.”

Mrs. Obama didn’t disappoint.  The first lady stirred up the African-American Joyner audience by bringing up conflict-ridden issues such as rich-versus-poor class warfare and negative advertising directed toward her always-the-victim husband.  And, without offering one shred of proof, Michelle proceeded to accuse those on the right of voter suppression, which she claimed without evidence “was in full force in so many states all over this country.”

After indicting her husband’s political adversaries for mendacious conduct as well as voter suppression during the radio interview, one of things the first lady forgot to mention was that it is alleged that unions registered undocumented immigrants to vote.

Mrs. Obama conveniently failed to also cite things like Democrats attempting to impact elections by insisting that showing identification before voting is discriminatory; allegations that for a small fee illegal day workers were coaxed into voting; Obama supporters casting multiple votes; illegal campaign contributions adding beaucoup dollars to hubby’s war chest; and ballots failing to make it to military personnel on time, and if they did, never being counted.

However, in fairness to the first lady, on-air radio time pressure issues may explain why while flinging around accusations she ignored the fact that the New Black Panthers revisited Philadelphia on Election Day – “if you know what I mean?”

Finally, before signing off the Tom Joyner Morning show, the first lady did manage to reinforce the idea that the “folks in [her] community” do know “what the country should look like.” In addition, on their behalf, she also advanced the cause of “fairness and opportunity.” However, to assure Obama supporters that they did the right thing when they “did the darn thing,” Michelle Obama creatively incorporated a “whole lot of not-truth-telling” of her own – “if you know what I mean?”

Audio link to the interview

Michelle Denies the Fries

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

Wonder if the First Lady monitored portions at the Super Bowl Sunday Bratwurst Fest, because the woman who put double-stuffed potatoes on the menu is about to dictate what is sanctioned on restaurant menus across America.

After filling school vending machines with substances no self-respecting kid would ever eat and after bossing around food makers, rewriting nutrition labels, and attempting to worm her way into cupboards, refrigerators and grocery carts, Michelle is one forkful away from dictating the foods restaurants are allowed to put on your plate. According to White House and industry officials:

A team of advisers to the First Lady has been holding private talks over the past year with the National Restaurant Association, a trade group, in a bid to get restaurants to adopt her goals of smaller portions and children’s meals that include offerings healthier than French fries and soda.

Michelle is uneasy over other people’s children consuming “more saturated fat and less fiber and calcium when they eat out.” As a result, the President’s spouse is challenging restaurants to toss out old menu options and alter recipes to “give parents the confidence” to do what the she herself has yet to do – “go into any restaurant in this country and choose a genuinely healthy meal” for herself or her daughters.

In short, the woman with a notoriously voracious appetite who feeds her daughters fried food is preparing to usurp parental authority, wrestle French fries from the hands of sobbing children, and establish herself as the sole authority over “Hav[ing] pie and eat[ing] dressing.”

The problem with the whole scenario is that while the First Lady’s advisors were “holding private talks” with the National Restaurant Association, she spent the last 12 months partaking of foodie adventures and paying no attention to quantity, calories, sugar, fat or sodium content.

During last year’s tasting tour of NYC the “FLOTUS ate at Grimaldi’s pizzeria in Brooklyn and Dinosaur Bar-B-Q in Harlem,” and dropped in on Magnolia Bakery and Dylan’s Candy Bar.

In April, Michelle Obama and hubby “landed in the Blue Ridge Mountains and made a quick stop at Twelve Bones Smokehouse …the first couple ate ribs, macaroni and cheese, greens, baked beans, corn bread and corn pudding and washed it down with sweet tea.”

In Panama City, Florida it was: “tuna appetizer and a course of fried oysters [and] lobster.” Sasha had mommy-approved pasta Alfredo … the President New York Strip and shrimp” followed by a full round of crème brûlée for all. At Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, “First Lady Michelle Obama ordered a Hot Fudge Sundae with no whipped cream and extra fudge.” Little Sasha had a “genuinely healthy” cup of Cake Batter Oreo.

There was cholesterol-laden lobster and ice cream in Spain, lobster, corn and slaw and Mt. Desert Ice Cream in Maine, and lobster tempura, the Sweet Life Café, and Mad Martha’s Ice Cream Shop on Martha’s Vineyard.

Then foie gras, lobster lasagna, and soy-braised short ribs at Alan Wong’s in Hawaii, and for a home cooked meal for Super Bowl Sunday, “Bratwurst, kielbasa, cheeseburgers, deep-dish pizza and Buffalo wings with sides of German potato salad, twice-baked potatoes and assorted chips, dips and ice cream.”

Michelle’s 2010 food inventory is not even close to being comprehensive and yet this woman feels she has the authority to deny Americans the right to choose the quantity and content of what we eat?  If the tasting tourist queen of barbeque and hot fudge sundaes gets her way, no more “abbondanza” for anyone but those fortunate enough to be dining with Michelle.

The FLOTUS Sermonizes Mexico

Resplendent in flowery haute couture and hugging her way through Mexico, the FLOTUS brought the message of class warfare and socialism directly to the children. Mexican youth, who used to want to cross the border in search of the American dream, heard America’s First Lady Michelle Obama speak a message similar to the one an affirmative action officer might deliver prior to interviewing potential candidates for employment.

First Lady Michelle visited Mexico to address youth diplomacy.  Immediately honing in on unification, Michelle told the children, “Well, I think there are different messages to different types of young people.”   Separating children by class identification, Michelle called out children who, “…have every advantage in world,” reminding them, “that when you get a seat at the table make sure you’re reaching out, reaching down, and reaching across to pull other young people up who struggle more.”

Michelle never did quite explain the definition of “struggle more.”

In a nation ravaged by poverty-driven drug trafficking and crime Mrs. Obama put the majority of children who come from what Michelle defines as, “more challenging backgrounds,” on red alert reminding the less fortunate they’re owed something, just by nature of being poor.

Breaking ground for the socialist belief that government should pay for education Michelle spoke to 3,000 young adults at the Universidad Iberoamericana an elite university, run by the Society of Jesus many of whom have been know to dabble in Marxism and liberation theology.

Preaching to the choir, honorary S.J Michelle Obama. “quietly took nations, governments and societies to task for their failure to deliver on what she has described as the rights of all youth to be educated, nurtured and inspired.”

Mixing it up a bit Michelle went from placing the burden on the privileged to ensure the underprivileged succeed to rallying the underprivileged to exert personal effort by believing they are, “just as deserving and worthy of investing in self.”

Michelle stressed “maybe” poor kids may have to “work harder…be smarter…and not to give up.” But then again maybe not–because if work, intellect and perseverance don’t pay off the privileged kids will be there to, “reach out, reach down, and reach across”—whatever that means.

In Mexico the First Lady “challenged the world’s vast population of young people to make history and to take ownership of some of the globe’s most daunting challenges.” Exhorting them to care for the environment and end wars. Contributing to ending global strife Michelle felt compelled to further stress economic, gender and religious inequity, discrimination against the handicapped, as well as the continued injustice of socioeconomic disparity.

The First Lady addressed how opportunities afforded from free education could be the answer to ending escalating gang violence and drug trade. Intimating drug use and trafficking result from lack of opportunity, the FLOTUS said, “”If young people don’t have an alternative in their lives, whatever country they’re in, they’re going to choose drugs, they’re going to choose (the) drug trade. That’s the way they make money.” True it’s either drugs or extorting resources from the privileged.

After sermonizing school children and repeatedly hammering home class warfare and man’s inhumanity to youth, Michelle demonstrated hope springs eternal by donning a yellow gold Jason Wu sleeveless sheath and scooting off to dinner with Mexico’s first lady Margarita Zavala.

Pushing a socialist message on poor children by comparing roots in Chicago to impoverished residents of Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Michelle Obama proved that “time and again [those without conscience] can be found in some of the most unlikely places” and, without a doubt, both Shelley and Barry “are living proof of that.”

FLOTUS tries to motivate Mexico – American Thinker Blog – April 14, 2010

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

First Lady Michelle Obama officially “kicked off…[her] international agenda” by making Mexico City her first foreign trip. Besides underscoring President Obama’s “commitment to advancing mutual interests… respect and …responsibility between nations and peoples around the world,” Michelle plans to focus on “youth engagement.”

According to the White House, 1 million people cross the U.S-Mexico border every day, which means Michelle may be addressing future beneficiaries of redistributive wealth who possess the power to keep Barack firmly ensconced in the White House.

Recently the First Lady, who has “made the welfare of children the centerpiece of [her] agenda,” expressed the motherly belief that, “as a society we have a responsibility to support and nurture “the largest percentage of the world’s population who happens to be under the age of 25.  Evidently, Mrs. Obama plans to fulfill that responsibility by “amplify[ing] and articulat[ing] a singular message … [of] self determination.”

The “act or power of making up one’s own mind about what to think or do, without outside influence or compulsion,” is the definition of self-determination. Michelle’s use of superstar power to influence freethinking in Mexico’s youth is somewhat of a dichotomy, especially in light of the FLOTUS’s strong views on everything from America’s “downright meanness” to sugar content in soft drinks.

What’s more, self-determination is defined as “the right of a people to decide upon its own political status or form of government, without outside influence,” which provides Michelle the chance to share firsthand knowledge on how blatant disrespect for opposing political views wreak havoc on presidential poll numbers.

The First Lady does retain the liberal right to set sane limits on Mexican self-directed thinking, especially if it involves choosing to eat junk food, pursuing personal interests versus serving the community or rebuffing H1N1 vaccines after a president declares a national emergency.

With obesity on the rise in Mexico Shelley’s autonomy tour is arriving in the nick of time. “Mexicans are eating more and exercising less. By some estimates, more than 200,000 people die each year in Mexico because of heart disease, diabetes and other diet-caused illnesses.”

Mrs. Obama possesses a plethora of experience encouraging healthy self-determination.  Take for example the innovative “Let’s Move” initiative, which promotes self-regulation of food choices through mandated removal of every other option than those approved by Michelle.

With zero intention to sway an amnesty-voting bloc and just prior to the President addressing the issue of immigration reform Michelle may decide to take a page from Barack’s act of contrition book. It wouldn’t be out of character for the First Lady to offer compensatory apologies to Mexico for a greed induced American recession that impeded the free “flow of money into Mexican villages and towns” by “drying up the jobs” Americans wouldn’t do.

Presidential-spouse historian Myra Gutin contends, “As the first lady, you have a chance to assert in a quiet way, I speak for the government. Or to say, I don’t speak for the government. You can have it both ways.”  Navigating the northern hemisphere, preaching self-determination, while advancing repressive policies that quell self-rule at home, exemplifies having it “both ways.”

Maybe after completing a self-determination excursion to Mexico the “uniquely influential” First Lady can venture further northward and clarify for America why the Obama collective vision seems resistant to individual thought, political debate and hostile to those who defy the shackles of government compulsion?

Going to Mexico to advocate self-determination is just another exercise in hypocrisy for the intrusive Michelle Obama who supports government, not self, as the seminal authority.

FLOTUS Tasting Tour – American Thinker Blog – April 2, 2010

Originally posted at American Thinker Blog

Former librarian Laura Bush chose to promote global literacy while George W. was in office. While First Lady, Laura traveled the world espousing, “the power of education to foster healthy families and communities, advance opportunity for young people, and promote human rights worldwide.”

The current First Lady, Michelle Obama’s cause du jour is the “…epidemic of childhood obesity.” Michelle chose to head up the bold “Let’s Move” initiative preaching the healthy food and exercise gospel to America. However, unlike the former First Lady, Mrs. Obama oftentimes exempts herself from her own endorsements.  Avid reader Laura held the distinguished designation; Honorary Ambassador for the United Nations Literacy Decade, while Mrs. Obama, presently earns the title, worldwide epicurean connoisseur.

Incorporating the “Let’s Move” motto into Sasha and Malia’s spring break activities, Michelle moved through New York City, with fifteen guests, on a culinary tasting tour that did anything but support the healthy eating the First Lady promotes. While visiting New York City Michelle’s entourage managed to take a bite out of everything except, Big Apples.

In fairness, the always practical, “Let’s Move” advocate likely found ways to weave the theme of “moving” throughout the tasty travels.  Take for instance the First Lady, besieged by inclement weather, pulling up for brunch at Bobby Flay’s, Mesa Grill may well have suggested, “Let’s move the limo closer to the entrance, Jimmy Choos despise rain.”

Partaking of fat infused delicacies at Harlem’s Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, whose specialties include choices like pork ribs and fried green tomatoes, it’s highly possible the First Lady politely orchestrated a family-style atmosphere by saying, “Let’s move that Creole Potato Salad to the middle of the table so we all can reach the bowl.”

With Sasha and Malia’s BMI on spring sabbatical Michelle had the luxury of being nondiscriminatory toward sugary treats. The troupe visited, the upscale Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory for chocolate chunk ice cream, and the Magnolia Bakery a West Village confectionary notorious for butter cream. Home to Hummingbird and Red Velvet cupcakes, the Magnolia “typically has a line out the door,” presenting the perfect setting for Michelle to remind the group, “We have to be on the Simpsons by 8:00 pm, so let’s move to the front of the line.”

In between, tasting tidbits at Scandinavian restaurant Aquavit, which features savory morsels of healthy, fresh foods like Foie Gras Ganache, the group also sampled cultural offerings.   The revelers attended a diverse Blue Man Group performance, took in the interracial marriage Broadway musical Memphis, commiserated with social misfits at The Addams Family and visited Gotham’s favorite, the Apollo Theater.

At Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, nine people ordered four pizzas, “plain, pepperoni and sausage, a Margherita and one with mushrooms, peppers and onions.” Michelle worked biceps and eradicated fat, carbohydrate and gargantuan portions of yeast-laden pizza by energetically passing pies back and forth between three tables.

Refueling via victuals, the FLOTUS-fifteen received standing ovations all along the taste trajectory as, “reports of much cheering each time the Obama party entered and exited local eateries.”  Bursts of extended applause provided Michelle, numerous opportunities to gently reposition the group saying, “Let’s move in a little closer so we all fit in one photograph.”

Amidst the festivities the only individuals less than thrilled with America’s “Let’s Move” First Lady were those held up indefinitely, at the top of the Empire State Building, while Michelle leisurely sampled Dylan’s Candy Bar Time Capsule treats, while being casually escorted on a private sight-seeing tour, 102 floors below.

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