Obama busts out his best ´dad dancing´: President gets down in front of daughters at lavish White House soul concert (before getting serenaded with Michelle by Justin Timberlake) Daily Mail (U.K.), by Louise Boyle
President Obama showed off his grooviest ´dad dancing´ on Tuesday night as he got down to the best of Memphis Soul at a White House show. The President enjoyed a star-studded concert celebrating the sound of Soulsville as he and wife Michelle belted out the classics performed by artists including Queen Latifah, Booker T. Jones, Cyndi Lauper and Justin Timberlake. He was also joined on the front row by daughters Malia and Sasha who giggled and shook their heads at their dad´s dance moves.
Saw a video clip of Timberlake singing,and Barry and Mooch were gleeful. Malia and Sasha not so much. Their faces said, "Get me outa here...pleez." The girls were miserable, but had to be there as props.
I happened to notice that our partying president knew the words to one of the songs I can only presume must be in the current sphere of pop culture. Could that have been what kept him busy while our people were getting slaughtered in Benghazi.
The Daily Mail UK - usually my guilty pleasure place to go just for the trashy articles on the right side. But couldn´t bring myself to watch O getting down in front of his daughters.
These poor girls are headed into trouble of one kind or another. They look miserable most of the time even though opening paragraph said they were giggling. And has anyone else noticed that the young one has lost a lot of weight and seems to have some sort of spastic problem like she´s on diet pills or something. If these two grifters would leave their children upstairs during these "star-studded concerts" I wouldn´t think of commenting on either of them.
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RUSH: Here we are on hump day, middle of the week. For those of you newly rendered part-time workers via Obama´s health care plan, it used to be hump day, but now you don´t even have a hump day. You´re just screwed, and some of you may enjoy it. Have you seen these new Obama ads, speaking of being screwed? Have you seen the new Obamacare ads? They´re promoting promiscuity. They´re promoting it. They´re targeting Millennials. Greetings, folks, great to have you here on the Rush Limbaugh program. The telephone number, 800-282-2882, and the e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com. Let me turn the
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