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Out of the Abundance of Michelle’s Heart

UnknownOriginally posted at American Thinker blog

On the last day of the US-Africa Leaders Summit, Michelle Obama, together with Cokie Roberts and former first lady Laura Bush, attended a White House event to promote empowering women. It was during the conversation about girls and education that the first lady switched from the seriousness of racism to the levity of sexist jokes.

Discussing with Mrs. Bush that countries that typically oppress women oftentimes struggle economically, Michelle shared that she felt that when it comes to speaking up for girls, first ladies “can’t waste [the] spotlight.”  On behalf of both herself and Laura, Michelle pointed out that being first lady “is temporary… life is short, and change is needed.”

Then, apropos of nothing, she added that “women are smarter than men.” Suddenly, it was like a NOW meeting, where women diminish men to feel empowered.

As for Michelle, somehow, after discussing the importance of the spotlight, pointing out the temporary status of a first lady, acknowledging the brevity of life, and promoting change, she segued into “women are smarter than men” which, on the linear trajectory of related topics, didn’t exactly flow.

Although likely a poor attempt at humor, Michelle’s “smarter than” comment, which, together with the concurrent eye-roll and furrowed brow, explains how she views her husband Barack who, as far as we know, is a still a man.

Evidently, Michelle feels she has the right to freely express the type of sexist opinion that a man, out of fear of harsh rebuke, wouldn’t dare say about a woman, even in jest.

Nonetheless, the audience chuckled and then, to cover her derriere with another joke, Mrs. Obama warned that “men can’t complain because you’re outnumbered today.” What was Shelley going to do, wrap the complainers in a “women are stronger than men” half-Nelson?

Confusing the matter more, at one point Michelle shared that “I tease my kids… I tell them I want them to use Instagram to take a picture of something really important rather than their food… I mean, no one really cares what you had for lunch.”

“Women are smarter than men” and “no one really cares what you had for lunch?”

This from a woman who has been so obsessed with food choices that she’s banished traditional bake sales from school premises, replaced snack foods in school vending machines with dehydrated organic kale, and continues to hunt down macaroni and cheese on school lunch menus with the dogged determination of Sherlock Holmes.

Suddenly lunch doesn’t matter?

Remember when, in response to her incessant haranguing, public schools actually gave consideration to recording defiant children tossing veggies in the trash in school cafeterias with “trash-cams?” Now Mrs. Obama empowers her daughters by nixing the pictures of food because she feels there’s more import things to photograph than what they’re eating for lunch?

Michelle Obama is saying these things because she is the embodiment of what Jesus referred to when He said in Luke 6:45 that “out of the abundance of the heart [the] mouth speaks.”

In her heart Michelle Obama probably does think she’s smarter than men and that her brilliance surpasses that of a certain man some say has a brilliant feminine side himself. Moreover, when it comes to policing millions of snapshots of kids’ school lunches, as far as Mama Obama is concerned, Sasha and Malia are the only ones excused.

Michelle Obama Eats Wagyu Beef in Prison

130702083008-michelle-obama-laura-bush-story-top-300x168Originally posted at The Blacksphere

At the African First Ladies’ Summit in Tanzania, during an interview moderated by Cokie Roberts, in conjunction with former First Lady Laura Bush, Michelle Obama let her true feelings be known when she blurted out that living in the White House is like being in a “really nice prison.”

That bears repeating: Michelle Obama likens living in the White House to being confined in a “really nice prison.”

Apparently, occasional “single-mother” Michelle Obama views the job of being married to the president ball-and-chain-like. The woman who drapes herself in haute couture (a far cry from prison garb), regularly parties with the glitterati, and gorges herself on $100-a-pound Wagyu beef feels confined? And she says this after spending $4,000 per-night on a hotel room in Dublin, Ireland right before going on a $100-million African getaway?

Maybe Michelle should have mentioned that after unpacking and repacking back in her cell at the White House she’ll be sequestered in smaller prison quarters for extended summer punishment in Martha’s Vineyard.

One has to wonder whether Michelle Obama has ever visited the women’s courtyard at San Quentin.

When Michelle said living in the White House has some “prison-like elements,” shameless liberal shill Cokie Roberts tried to temper the ungrateful-sounding statement by saying that Martha Washington, the wife of George, who Barack Obama recently compared to Nelson Mandela, also described living in the White House as similar to being a state prisoner.

The difference is that Martha didn’t spend $10 million in her husband’s first term jet setting around the globe at the taxpayers’ expense.

After disengaging her rather large foot from her mouth, Obama said she valued her role as first lady, which she described as being emancipating in some ways, but restricting in other ways.

So butlers, personal assistants, flying in Chris Sommers from Chicago’s Pi restaurant to make pizza, and six-to-eight vacations a year is liberating, but Easter egg rolls, hula hooping, being fitted for $6,000 gowns, being photographed by Vogue, handing out Academy Awards, and entertaining Paul McCartney and Beyoncé restricts her royal ‘Piece of the Pie’-ness?

“There are some prison-like elements to it,” she joked. “But it’s a really nice prison.”

Always the diplomat, former first lady Laura Bush jumped in to remind the audience who, lest we forget, was attending the summit in poverty-stricken Tanzania, that first ladies had a chef to cream their “Let’s Move”-approved spinach sans the high-calorie cream.

After crabbing about her life, Michelle clarified when she said “You can’t complain, but there is [sic] definitely elements that are confining.”  Yeah, confining like the Spanx under your Jason Wu!

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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