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BEYONCE’S $345K SHOES: Obama’s BFF Shows Us the Duplicity of the Liberal Elite Read

image1Originally posted at CLASH Daily

For almost seven years now, those who are either unemployed or struggling to make ends meet have endured listening to Barack Obama imply that, as a group, Americans need to share more. As for the rich, or “life’s lottery winners,” as the president likes to call them, those people – while not “evil” per se – “pretty much have more than [they’ll] ever use and [their] family will ever use.”

So, based on what he says concerning everyone other than himself, the president is clearly of the belief that “at a certain point you’ve made enough money,” and apparently feels qualified to be the one who decides how much money is too much money.

That type of thinking is indicative of totalitarian regimes where the useful eaters, otherwise known as those who contribute, are transformed into robotic drones who live only to work and supply an elite, handpicked upper class with the funds they need to live like kings and queens. Meanwhile, the “state holds total control over the society and… wherever possible… seeks to control all aspects of public and private life.”

For example, although he doesn’t want anyone else doing it, Obama has no problem living like a king off the sweat of the proletariat.

The president’s wife Michelle wears mind-blowingly expensive haute couture, and the family has spent approximately $50 million jet-setting all over the world on the taxpayers’ dime. Although he plans to desegregate America’s neighborhoods, the president vacations in the tony white enclave of Martha’s Vineyard, golfs in mostly-white Palm Springs, and when kicking back at home, has his personal chef grill up some Wagyu beef at $100 per pound.

So, the guy who thinks some of us have “made enough money” pretty much exempts himself from the “made enough money” category and lives a more opulent lifestyle than the hedge-fund managers he publicly criticizes.

Moreover, what is also clear is that Barack Obama also makes those sorts of exceptions for his small circle of exceedingly wealthy friends, one of whom is pop star/diva Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.

While Obama lectures everyday Americans that “spreading the wealth around” is better for everyone, Beyoncé, his good friend and supporter of policies that demonize the rich, shamelessly exhibits a life of gaudy self-indulgence.

Recently, Queen Bey purchased for herself a $345,000 pair of gold-encrusted shoes to wear in an upcoming music video that is due out in the fall.

If my math is correct, the pop star paid about $173,000 per shoe.

Amazingly, there hasn’t been one peep from Barack Obama about how Queen B’s half-million-dollar decadence would be better applied to things like caring for sick veterans on waiting lists at VA hospitals, feeding starving children, or “keeping some of the brothers” in Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative.

Double standards aside, Beyoncé, who believes “poverty is sexist”, hopes to inspire music video fantasies by employing a pair of sexy shoes that the House of Borgezie owner Chris Shellis calls “the crown jewels of stilettos.” The Borgezie website also describes the sky-high heels as “Possibly the eighth wonder of the world”:

The Princess Constellation is a fully diamond set version of the Contessa Stiletto considered one ofH’s finest creations. The Princess Constellation is incrusted (sic) with 1,310 diamonds resulting in a massive diamond weight 65.50 carrats (sic), all set in to (sic) a choice of platinum or 18ct gold.

Barack Obama continually laments that the bottom segment of society receives a smaller percentage of wealth and blames capitalism for more of the nation’s wealth settling at the top. Yet, correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t free-market capitalism the vehicle that made Beyoncé Giselle a multimillionaire?

Maybe Obama, who criticizes Republicans for being the “party of billionaires”, is setting Beyoncé up and will solidify his commitment to “sharing the wealth” by suggesting that instead of indulging her size 8.5 hoofs, Bey sell her $345,000 shoes and contribute the profits to the bottom segment of a society that he claims receives a smaller percentage of the nation’s wealth.

Meanwhile, as the president wags his finger at rich people for doing things like “ignoring poverty by sending their children to private schools” (the kind his daughters attend), Beyoncé, who also purchased an $85,000 gold belt from Britain’s House of Borgezie to match her shoes, gets a big fat liberal-elite pass.

Nonetheless, Shellis crows, “If you want someone to model your creations, you can’t get any better than Beyoncé.” After all, who other than “life’s lottery winner” Beyoncé could get away with announcing she’ll be headlining a global anti-poverty concert, and then spend almost a half-million dollars on a belt and shoes?

But why stop at Beyoncé? When it comes to modeling the double standard of the liberal elite, “you can’t get any better” than Barack Obama, who scorns the wealthy and then overlooks a good friend strutting around in a music video wearing $345,000 diamond-encrusted shoes.

Michelle Kvetches to Children with Cancer

0918_malo_firstlady_thu04_1411004966519_8153391_ver1.0_640_480Originally posted at American Thinker

First Lady Michelle Obama figured now was as good a time as any to visit some sick children. Not the ones on breathing tubes suffering from Enterovirus 68, mind you, but non-contagious patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

After admitting that she dislikes “selfies” but agreeing to be part of an “ussie,” and after discussing flying her dogs around on Air Force One, the first lady became painfully honest. So much so that she even complained to youngsters battling childhood cancers about the misery of living in the White House and being married to a guy who, besides being the president of the United States, spends an inordinate amount of time on the golf course.

The first lady’s grievances were expressed in response to the star-struck kids asking her what her “favorite part [was] about being in the White House.”

Mrs. Obama’s initial response to the question was that her favorite thing “[a]bout being in the – about being First Lady is being able to do stuff like this, really. And it is so special for me to get to meet kids like you guys.”

Michelle didn’t mention the trolleys shuttling her and her guests to elegant state dinners in heated tents. Nor did she mention the famous people who drop by for parties and major events, or her unlimited access to $100-per-pound Wagyu beef, $12K Carolina Herrera gowns, millions of dollars for vacations all over the world, or the multitude of other perks she enjoys at taxpayers’ expense.
Instead, Michelle unloaded her personal problems onto cancer-stricken kids. To commiserate with children who may not live to see puberty, Mrs. Obama chose to distract them by saying that for her, “[s]ometimes living in the White House and being married to the president and trying to live a life like that, it can be hard.”
As for us, okay, we get it: it’s hard times for Michelle Obama, which may be why, when she’s not vacationing or shopping for haute couture, she feels compelled to share her personal troubles with little kids on anti-nausea drugs. Still, one can’t help but wonder – if living in the White House with servants, butlers, and chefs is hard for Michelle, how would the first lady have fared as a seven-year-old enduring chemotherapy or radiation treatments?

After involving the sick and dying in her marital struggles and her displeasure with her current living arrangements, Michelle turned upbeat and followed up her “married to … life like that … can be hard” comment with: “But when I meet you guys, I am so inspired, which is one of the reasons why I like to come and spend time with you guys.”

The FLOTUS then went on to tell the pediatric patients that she once worked in a hospital, but she skipped the part about it being a no-show job for $316K per year. Then Mrs. Obama complimented her audience, telling them, “[Y]ou all [are] smart … focused and courageous[.]” This is way more than can be said for the guy she’s married to, who, based on his leadership style, has turned out not to be smart, focused, or courageous.

Michelle stressed to the kids, many of whom had no hair, that visiting with them is the “cool part” of being first lady, after which she repeated aloud the children’s question: “What’s the best part of living in the White House?”

Michelle confessed that for her, one “best part” is the South Lawn.

The South Lawn is where heated tents have been erected in the dead of winter to wine and dine French presidents. It’s where Mrs. Barry O’Bama gets to dye the water in the fountain green on St. Patrick’s Day, where the annual Easter egg roll takes place, and where the Obamas hand out candy on Halloween. It is also where the White House Kitchen Garden and beehives reside, and where Marine One drops off at the house Michelle finds it hard to live in the husband she finds it hard being married to, and where Sunny and Bo occasionally drop stuff off, too.

Then, in addition to doing Art Therapy, promising to dance after the cameras shut off, and agreeing to pour a bucket of water over the president’s head when she got home, Mrs. Obama told the kids:

I like the Truman Balcony … that that’s one of my favorite places to be, because we can be outside and you can look over the fountain, and you see the Washington Memorial, and it’s a really pretty view. And it’s peaceful.

The Truman Balcony is where the president and his put-upon first lady, together with various world leaders, endure the drudgery of black-tie cocktail parties, where Michelle joins her husband in begrudgingly thanking the troops for their service at 4th of July picnics, and where the Obamas occasionally emerge like royalty to wave to the unwashed masses from a lofty perch, far from one-on-one contact with illegal teenage assassins, illegal sex offenders, and contagions like Enterovirus 68, MDR-TB, Norwegian scabies, malaria, and soon-to-be-arriving hemorrhagic Ebola.

The Truman Balcony is also the perfect platform for tossing cake to America’s starving peons. That’s why it’s good to know that if she’s feeling miserable about being married to the president and glum about the tough life she lives, Michelle has somewhere to go to take her mind off her troubles.

And so, probably with good intentions at heart, the first lady did visit sick kids at St. Jude’s Research Hospital. However, omitting tales of opulent indulgence while complaining to the terminally ill about her husband and her supposed difficult life in the White House proves again that Michelle Obama has no idea what it means to suffer.

The Barack Obama Tasting Tour Hits a Bump in the Road

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

For the last four years, food has taken center stage in the Obama administration.  What to eat, what not to eat, what Michelle is eating, what Barack is eating, what Michelle thinks Barack should and should not be eating.  The nation has been introduced to locally-grown organic kale, Kretchmar’s Bakery, dog-dogs, shaved ice, Wagyu beef, Ray’s Hell Burgers, and 1,500-calorie ancho chili short ribs.

Whenever they’re on the road, the Obamas make it a habit to ask their 30-vehicle entourage to veer off-course to stop for fresh baked pies and homemade chocolates.  Campaign buses have come to a screeching halt for pork chops, beer, hamburgers, Happy Hour, and Skyline Chili. Suffice it to say that for the last four years, every step along the way, food has been a faithful companion to the perpetually hungry Mr. and Mrs. Obama.

That was until Barack Obama, in Roanoke, Virginia, expressed his lack of appreciation for all the hardworking small businesses he frequents when he said:

If you’ve been successful you didn’t get there on your own… I’m always struck by people who think, ‘Well it must be because I was just so smart.’  There are a lot of smart people out there. ‘It must be because I worked harder than everybody else.’  Let me tell ya something, there are a whole bunch of hard-working people out there.  If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help…  If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that, somebody else made that happen.

Lately, insulted by Obama’s attitude, many food establishments that would have normally embraced a visit from the President are more apt to flip over the sign that says “Open for Business” to “Sorry, We’re Closed.”

For example, if he’s in Cincinnati, Ohio Barack Obama had best not stop at Krause’s German Deli for dumplings and cabbage.  Seems the owner, Debra Krause-McDonnell, is “a little angry” over having her deli show up in an Obama campaign ad without her permission. Krause-McDonnell felt the stock footage purchased from a local video company put her “into a position [she] didn’t ask for.” Losing business because local customers think she’s a Barack Obama supporter and not wanting her deli to be a “political prop for either side,” Debra is contemplating legal action.

As for sweet treats, who can forget the first lady declaring, “Someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more?”

With that in mind, if the “food stamp President” should pass through the blue state of Massachusetts for a fundraiser, staging a photo op at Braintree Farmer’s Market in Walpole might not be a wise idea. Why? Because a baker who occupies one of the booths there is refusing to let customers purchase Whoopee Pies with EBT cards.

It’s likely that Barack Obama, who, like his wife, believes in sharing pie, would beg to differ with Andrea Taber, owner of the Ever So Humble Pie Co. Unlike Michelle Obama, Andrea believes “American taxpayers should [not] be footing the bill for people’s pie purchases.” If she has to, rather than “sacrifice [her] principles and standards for the sake of a few more sales,” Ms. Taber is prepared to pack up her stall.

Which brings us to the Iowa state fair, where Barack Obama dropped in on one Mike Cunningham II for an afternoon brew.  Using beer as part of his pandering technique, Obama bought a round for 10 supporters, leaving out one fella’ carrying a Romney sign.  The Obama visit cost the Republican Bud Tent owner about $25,000 in lost revenue. Less than thrilled and echoing Debra Krause-McDonnell’s sentiments, Mike said he felt the President had “put [him] in a position to make a campaign donation against [his] will.”

Mike Cunningham’s bold admission that the President’s visit to the Bud Tent at peak hours was something he did not appreciate has emboldened other food establishments to express their true feelings about Barack Obama’s anti-business sentiments.

Dressed in a pro-Romney T-shirt that said, “Government didn’t build my business, I did.” Ross Murty, co-owner of the Village Corner Deli in Davenport, Iowa was hired to cater an event for the Obama campaign. Murty’s message to the President: “No one from the government was there when we were sweating it, when we were building this business.”

Thus, moving from bratwurst to Budweiser, beef brisket to Whoopee Pie, in Virginia the controversy reached a gastronomical crescendo when Crumb and Get It Cookie Company owner Chris McMurray refused to serve cookies to Joe “Ya’ll” Biden.

Openly admitting he disagrees with the Obama administration’s policies, having only been in business for three months, much like the Whoopee Pie maker of Walpole McMurray was willing to forfeit new business to stand by his principles.

After respectfully declining the “opportunity of a lifetime,” McMurray said he’s “hoping folks will understand [I] just didn’t want to be part of a photo op for an administration whose policies [I don’t] agree with.”

Not used to witnessing genuine conviction, “shortly after Crumb and Get It told Biden’s advance people ‘no’ – the Secret Service [allegedly] walked in and told Chris McMurray ‘Thanks for standing up and saying ‘no’ — then they bought a whole bunch of cookies and cupcakes.”  That claim was later denied by a spokesperson for the Secret Service.

Nevertheless, Virginia locals seemed appreciative of Chris’s rejection and “rewarded McMurray with a rush of business.” The fledgling bakery built by Chris and his hardworking wife had an unprecedented boon in business and ran out of baked goods by midday.

In the meantime, Obama is clocking the miles on “Ground Force One,” passing signs along the way like the one in Georgia and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma that says: “We built this business without gov’t help. Obama can kiss our as*es. I’m Bob Roggendorff and I approve this message.” And so, like a pile of French fries and fat cakes on Michelle Obama’s plate, it appears the list of small-business eateries eager to have the President drop in for a snack grows smaller by the day.

 

Docs tell the president to quit smoking, lower cholesterol – American Thinker Blog – March 1, 2010

Originally posted on American Thinker Blog

After a routine physical examination President Obama was found to be “in overall excellent health.”Although deemed fit for duty Obama continues to struggle with two avoidable health issues, elevated cholesterol and holding the title of America’s most historic Marlboro Man.

This most recent medical exam indicated Obama’s cholesterol levels have risen since 2007.  Why? The President appears to have a penchant for Chicago “food desert”favorites like cheeseburgers and fries, which likely contributed to Barack’s elevated low-density lipid profile. The President’s, “latest exam found his overall cholesterol was 209, slightly above the normal level of 2007. His level of LDL, the so-called bad cholesterol, was 138 and his doctor recommended that he try to reduce that to 130 through changes in his diet.”

What more opportune time than the present for Barack to volunteer to be poster boy for what happens if America fails to implement lifestyle choices promoting physical health? “Good for you living” spokesperson, First Lady Michelle Obama can refer directly to her husband when warning the nation that “small dietary changes” are futile if self-destructive men continue to smoke and take junkets to local fast food restaurants.

Then again maybe it’s not Barry’s noon time visits to Five Guys that negatively impacted his LDL, but the Wagyu beefsteak indulgence the Obama’s have partaken of for the past year.  If that’s the case, “Let’s Move” representative Michelle Obama can apologetically explain to America she was unaware extensive fat marbling was the reason that the $300.00 a pound steak Barack eats every week appears as if it’s “covered in snow.”

In addition to being a potential candidate for high cholesterol therapy, Obama was also told by chief White House physician Dr. Jeffrey Kuhlman to continue stocking up on the Nicorette gum he has been chewing for over two years.  It seems the “health care reform President”  still seems to be struggling with an ongoing problem with sacrificing Marlboro Reds for the “common good.”

As an aside, I wonder if Michelle finds Barry’s cigarette butts in the White House vegetable garden?

Either way, revelations about Obama’s health would be rectified if as a husband,Obama embraced the healthy eating and non-smoking suggestions his wife firmly encourages the rest of America adopt.

In an article entitled, “Study: Men Hard-Wired to Ignore their Wives,” Tanya Chartrand, a professor of marketing and psychology at Duke said, “People with a tendency toward reactance may nonconsciously and quite unintentionally act in a counterproductive manner simply because they are trying to resist someone else’s encroachment on their freedom.”

Cigarette smoking, burger eating  Barack Obama proves even presidents don’t take kindly to being controlled.  Which begs the question – Why is healthy lifestyle rebel Barack Obama attempting to control the rest of us?

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