It’s time for first lady Michelle Obama to raise her game. Nothing wrong with telling kids to eat their peas or showing them how to Hula-Hoop. But after four years of focusing on the body, she’d do well to spend these next four on building strong minds. Especially girls’. “If I had the first lady’s ear, I’d say talk more about the kind of education that women and girls — girls of color, in particular — will need to make it in a global economy,” said Avis Jones-DeWeever,
This assumes there was "an intellectually superior Princeton graduate" rather than a woman whose grades have not been published, whose thesis held spelling errors etc. and who gave back her law certification for........? We will never know about this, nor about Obama´s doing the same.......only Bill Clinton had his yanked and they both ducked out prior to being yanked themselves.
As a product of the "take your daughter to work" 90´s and mother to a little girl, I´m sick of the focus on educating girls. Enough already. Now if you want to focus on the girls who actally need help, like say, the ones oppressed by Muslim men, then by all means, have at it.
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If only the president and Mrs. O would focus on the sad plight of the black male student. So often he is the prey of gangs and of his peers who tell him to succeed is to act white. It´s enough to break my heart. There may be many Dr. Ben Carsons out there, but they get sucked into the thug life.
She and her brother had to sleep in the living room! Horrors! Well, I guess that is one thing she can proudly tell us whe has overcome.
I saw a photo of Michelle in her high school prom gown. The gown was appropriate for a movie star attending some red carpet affair. It´s long skirt had a slit almost to her crouch and a very shaply leg was in view. She looked great but not in good taste.
Man is Courtland blind. Mooch doesn´t want to be some heroic figure aiding the unfortunate. She wants all she can get for herself. Peasants are there to worship her. She´s part of American royalty, like ValJar.
After reading this adulatory article (seriously, Supreme Court nominee?)- and the fact that every time I turn around she´s on TV or a magazine cover - I´m beginning to wonder if Mooch isn´t gearing up a presidential campaign of her own for 2016.
So Michelle speaks French?? Never heard that before.
Jackie Kennedy spoke French and demonstrated her linguistic fluency (I believe she spoke Spanish as well) on a number of occasions. I suspect if Michelle really did speak a foreign language passably, we´d have heard it by now.
To say this woman has taken on softball issues while First Lady is putting it lightly. While promoting healthy eating and the value of exercise is all well and good, it´s also very easy and non-controversial. If she really cared-or for that matter, if any liberal really cared-she would be wading hip-deep into the problems of the inner city and the black community, focusing on personal responsibility, the value of self-reliance, intact families with fathers present and accounted for, and education. I don´t hold out much hope, because it sure is easier to hula hoop and hand out Oscars than it is to get your hands dirty in the trenches of real life.
#14 is right. If she really wanted to make a difference, she would tell these young black girls to stop having sex before marriage. But then that would eliminate the need for the entitlement society she and her other half so depend on.
#12 -- Yes! Thank you. No way in the world she spoke French by the 6th grade. How? Wasn´t she in public school? I speak Spanish fluently, but it took years of studying, living overseas and a lot of work (plus a knack for it, and desire) to be able to be fluent. It ticks me off when people make it sound like it´s easy to learn another language.
Thank you, L-Dot family, I´m now done with my rant.
Even being First Lady is not enough for her. She doesn’t know what it means really to achieve anything. She is someone who wants to BE somebody, not DO something.
That hairstyle MO is sporting is the same one I had for my very blonde hair when I was a child. I believe she thinks my life was somehow better than hers. I, too, slept on the couch and was very smart. But nobody ever paid for me to go to Princeton or Harvard.
When you blame whites for everything, sit in a church for decades blaming whites, and obtain everything through affirmative action, why should you take responsibility, have accountability or actually do something worthwhile. It is so much easier to wear jewels and gowns paid by the taxpayers or "donated" by designers, fly on jets all over the world with mom and pals, go on TV everyday, and tell every one else how to live and eat. The Oscars are nothing...as the gravy train starts to get closer to the station in 2014/15, she will be on an upwhirl climb of securing TV and radio gigs, political, social and cultural appointments, books, speaking gigs, designer, perfume, jewelry, make up and wig endorsements, commerical diet food/programs and so forth.
The only thing holding MO back is the security issues surrounding the WH. Once no longer in office, she will be an absolute daily fixture in all aspects of media, and be paid handsomely by the DNC, Hollywood, black groups and other insane liberal groups.
If the producers of The Oscars had believed Michelle Obama´s appearance would be a crowd pleaser, they would have announced her appearance days before the show in order to increase their audience.
Does anyone doubt that a pre-Oscar-night announcement of FLOTUS´s appearance would have hurt the show, causing groans and eye-rolling throughout the fruited plain, followed by the worst Oscar ratings in history?
If Michelle Obama were popular in America, she would have been able to attract more than the minuscule ´´crowds´´ who came to see her at her campaign appearances last year, even in solidly Democratic areas.
It´s clear that Michelle Obama is running for something; that she wants maximum public exposure; and that she prevailed on the Oscar producers to include her in their show. And what could the producers do but say yes if they didn´t want their tax returns audited?
There used to be tv show called Soul Train. The dance participants, all black, would dance to the latest songs. And at one point in the program, each couple would dance in peculiar ways, showing off really hideous dance steps, in a showing off contest. Michelle belonged on that show.
Isn´t there a picture floating out there on the internet of the house that Michelle and her brother grew up in? I think it was an older bungalow style home in Chicago. Maybe she just doesn´t remember her roots.
But I think most of the celebrity-struck, LoFo people out there just think she is "cool".
If taste mattered, she would never have done the things she´s done. And if they weren´t Democrats, the LSM would have crucified them for their massive overspending. I´m so sick of paying for their preening and vacations!
FTA: "She ought to be under consideration for a seat on the Supreme Court, not recruited as a presenter in some Hollywood movie contest."
This about a woman who we are constantly told (even in this article) about her intellectual giftedness, her Princeton and Harvard education, her work as an intellectual property lawyer (which she ditched because it was boring, and the law license which she gave up, but no one knows why).
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Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
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