A recent spoof of a painting of Marie Antoinette takes a cheap shot at Michelle Obama. That in itself is disturbing. In this case, the altered portrait isn’t just sexist, it’s racist as hell. It’s disrespectful on every level. Maybe they don’t know their history, but Michelle Obama couldn’t be more different than Antoinette. Not that those pesky facts usually get in the way.
Remarks have been made about Michelle Obama’s appearance. What the hell? First of all, how can they be so cheerfully incorrect? She is fit and toned and slender, as anyone with eyes can determine for themselves. Or, as our own Ian Boudreau (@iboudreau) said on Twitter yesterday morning: Rush Limbaugh apparently likes to imply that Michelle Obama is “fat.” And people believe him. I don’t understand how this works. Continue reading →
“Who can write about how I feel? Who? What third person can tell me how I feel?”
“Michelle Obama Tired of Angry Black Woman Stereotype.” That’s today’s headline. Except, that’s not what Michelle Obama said. In her interview with Gayle King, Michelle Obama noted that some people have tried to paint an image of her as some angry black woman. That’s a far cry from lamenting or being tired of the stereotype.
On Tuesday, the First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled her new effort, Joining Forces, the goal of which is to enlist all sectors of society to ensure that “military families have the support they have earned.”
A video of her first tweet is after the jump. Brace yourself for extreme cuteness:
Right before Game One of the 2011 World Series in St. Louis, MO, First Lady Michelle Obama posts her first tweet from an official White House account. Watch the behind-the-scenes video and follow Joining Forces on Twitter: http://twitter.com/joiningforces
Looks like it’s not just “ObamaCares”; it’s “ObamasCare.”
“Clothes make the (wo)man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” -Mark Twain
Trading on debunked conservative talking points that Michelle Obama is a modern-day Marie Antoinette, the Daily Mail reported today that FLOTUS has spent ten million dollars of the taxpayers’ money on vacations in the past year — according to “White House sources,” of course — and that President Obama is furious with his shopaholic wife.
Setting aside how utterly absurd it is to think that Ms. Obama could or would spend that amount of money on vacations and clothes, a quick read of the article reveals its speciousness:
Michelle Obama is working to raise a healthier generation of children by shoving fruits and vegetables down your childrens’ trap — under penalty of death. (Well, that’s the Teabilly take on it.)
In reality, she is simply trying to get people to understand that childhood obesity leads to adulthood obesity and maybe if we help kids understand the value of a good diet and some exercise, they won’t grow up to be a prediabetic cookie-eating blogger who refuses to go to the gym because gyms are really gross and smell like sweat and ass.
Um, what were we talking about?
Michelle is really getting into the groove, as it were, teaming up with Beyoncé to get kids to shake their asses rather than sitting on them: