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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

FIRST LADY AT THE WHITE HOUSE POETRY SLAM



WoW!
What a stunning woman! We're lucky to have such an intelligent, classy woman as our First Lady.


I'm not a big fan of poetry slams, but any attention given to poetry is fine with me.

The candles flickered, the bassist strummed and, one by one, the writers and poets seized their moments in front of the microphone.

James Earl Jones served up Othello, his sonorous voice rumbling through the East Room. Mayda del Valle, a poet from Chicago, conjured her grandmother from Puerto Rico. Joshua Brandon Bennett, a poet from Yonkers, N.Y., delivered an ode to his deaf sister, his fingers flying as he translated his words into signs.


First lady Michelle Obama spoke of the importance of art and culture.It was Tuesday night, time for the White House poetry jam. A pony-tailed disc jockey hovered over a pair of turntables in the hallway, guests sipped white wine and President Obama and his wife, Michelle, celebrated the power of the spoken word.

“We’re here to celebrate the power of words and music to help us appreciate beauty and also to understand pain,’’ Mr. Obama told the crowd.

Mrs. Obama urged her guests to “enjoy, have fun and be loose” as they absorbed performances from Hawaiian, Puerto Rican, Jewish and African American writers in an event intended to showcase the diversity of American talent.

43 comments:

It's My Choice said...
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It's My Choice said...

Now, now Beth, that was not a nice thing to say! Its mean spirited and a waste of time to insult or ridicule the firstlady!


Anyway, I think that Michelle wears her clothes extremely tight as if they are painted on. This is not how a first lady is supposed to dress or present herself. She needs TO wear less form fitting clothes so that you can't see he big fat booty.. But then again some men like big butts and horse teeth.
Think about it this way... when ever Obama is in a hurry, he just has to put a saddle on Michelle.

Pro-Life said...

Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama should have a big ass contest!

Anonymous said...

I’m a black woman who never thought I’d see a powerful, beautiful female with a body like mine in the White House.
Then I saw Michelle Obama –
and her big booty!, and all I can say is that Lord knows, it’s about time the butt got some respect.

Ever since I can remember, it’s been both vilified and fetishized as the most singular of all black female features, more unsettling than dark skin and full lips, the thing that marked black women as uncouth and not quite ready for civilization
(of course, it also made them mighty attractive to white men, which further stoked fears of miscegenation that lay at the heart of legal and social segregation).

In modern times, the butt has demarcated class and stature among black society itself.

Emphasizing it or not separates dignified black women from ho’s, party girls from professionals, hip-hop from serious.

(Black women are not the only ones with protruding behinds, by the way, but they’re certainly considered its source.

How many glutenous endowed nonblack women have been derided for having a black ass?
Well there's Hillary, for one.)

But Michelle is bringing those two falsely divided minds together in a single presentation finally, unity for the real world!

Talk about a power base. Thanks to Michelle, looking professional and provocative in a distinctly black way will become not only acceptable but also part of a whole presidential look that’s more, well, inclusive.

Now we’ll all be able to wear leggings to board meetings;

we’ll sport pencil skirts sans the long jackets meant to cover the offending rear at big conferences where we have to make a good impression.

It turns out that Sir Mix-A-Lot, he of “Baby Got Back” fame, was not a novelty but a prophet.
But ever since Nov. 4, I’ve been shouting it from every rooftop.

I’m not excited for the most obvious reason.

Yes, Obama’s win was an extraordinary breakthrough and a huge relief, but I don’t subscribe to the notion that his capturing the White House represents the end of American racial history.

Far from it. There is a certain freedom in the moment — as in, we are all now free from wondering when or if we’ll ever get a black president.

Congratulations to all of us for being around to settle the question.

But what really thrills me, what really feels liberating in a very personal way, is the official new prominence of Michelle Obama.

Barack’s better half not only has stature but is statuesque.

She has coruscating intelligence, beauty, style and most of all..— drumroll, please – a big butt.
Who knew?
Give that guy a Cigar.

Beth said...
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John Freddi said...

Forget Notre Dame! There are plenty other institutions that would love to have our President speak at their commencement. If Notre Dame wants to go ahead and protest Obama, abortion, evolution and contraception, go ahead! Their loss!

Haha silly self righteous old farts like Beth better get real. They really don't get anything.
And by the way, I like big butts!

KIND AND GENTLE TRUTH101 said...

I see nothing that is not kind, gentle and complimentary by saying Michelle Obama, or any other woman, has a nice legs and a great ass. Providing she does indeed have nice legs and a great ass.

I hope Beth has nice legs and a great ass. Her obsessive and goofy personality would make it hard for her to find a mate based on that alone.
Guys are shallow Beth. Work on your legs and ass Sister.

Glad I could help.

Christopher said...

Love Michelle Obama!

What a startling contrast to the country-simple Pickles Bush, who sounded like she was calling cattle futures at the Ft. Worth Stockyard when she spoke.

Michelle Obama is tall, poised, stylish, articulate, smart and kind. She's a good parent to her two precious daughters, too.

Again, a striking contrast to the [lack of] parenting from Pickles Bush. The Bush twins are Texas trash, southern skanks, who until recently, couldn't stay our of beer-drenched Honkytonks.

I've always wondered how much the Bush clan paid to the parents of the boy she killed that bright Spring day back in Midland, TX to keep quiet and not give interviews? I mean, everyone know Pickles was only rushing home from high school to watch Dark Shadows, and she didn't really mean to run the stop sign and ram her Pontiac into her high school boyfriend's car?

As far as we know.

janjan said...

Actually, Michelle Obama’s looks is great for boosting the economy looks at all the oversized jeans that are selling and horse wearing a dress. She has slowed down the sales on high heels, the Air Jordan sneakers are flying off the shelves. Michelle's teeth are doing wonders for all the orthodontist's out there.
Personally, I find it refreshing to have a First Lady with teeth as big as hers, she reminds me of Mr. Ed.
And as far as the 'Big-Butt', she is surly not a Laura Bush, but she beats Barbara Bush. As for her selection of cloths, I’ve seen better on the runway of the Kenya's airport.
When she walks in high heels she looks like a bowlegged baboon with an overbite.
I would bet on her to win if she runs at the Belmont Stakes

I Ain't Got No Blog said...

I think that some of these comments are a bit unfair... but only a bit!
Looks ultimately don't matter. True beauty comes from the inside. Sorry to say it, but Michelle Obama don’t have it either inside and definitely not outside, she is just plain unattractive. But come on now, she can't help it.. She can't help it if she has a very unattractive mouth. And that it looks like she's storing nuts below her bottom lip.
With that being said Michelle Obama is nothing but a disgusting, vile, affirmative action American loathing shrew. I heard she used the word "separationism" over and over again in her Princeton thesis about, you guessed it, "Black Separationism". Even though "separationism" is not a word she still passed. Go figure. Typically she majored in 2 easy, worthless disciplines, Sociology (i.e. Hate Whitey Studies) and Black Studies (i.e. more Hate Whitey Studies). Later she moved on to befriend William Ayers terrorist wife Bernardine Dohrn who said this lovely quote about the Charles Manson family murders in the 60s: "Dig it! First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them. They even shoved a fork into the victim's stomach! Wild! Obviously, Michelle is a piece of garbage like her husband, the insipid, effeminate Barack.
Cindy McCain, on the other hand, has worked with many, many charities. In fact, her youngest child, Bridget was adopted from Mother Teresa at one of her orphanages. Cindy McCain is beautiful inside and out. Michelle Obama can't dress well. Most of her clothes are ill-fitting, overemphasizing her big butt, wide hips and small tities.
She's got an ass the size of a cruise ship! ... maybe that's why you always hear Barack humming the theme song for "The Love Boat"
Obviously, any sane person would rather have a 1st lady who hangs out with Mother Teresa rather than Bernardine Dohrn.

janjan said...

Christopher said...
"Love Michelle Obama!

What a startling contrast to the country-simple Pickles Bush, who sounded like she was calling cattle futures at the Ft. Worth Stockyard when she spoke.

Michelle Obama is tall, poised, stylish, articulate, smart and kind. She's a good parent to her two precious daughters, too.

Again, a striking contrast to the [lack of] parenting from Pickles Bush. The Bush twins are Texas trash, southern skanks, who until recently, couldn't stay our of beer-drenched Honkytonks."

Talk about SKANKS!
Did you say anything bad about The Clinton's DRUNKEN daughter Chelsea, who was getting it from every bar fly in every town from NY to Amsterdam!
Chelsea Clinton hated the military and treated her security guards as if they were her slaves.

Sandys Sandbox said...

I think that you people are being a bit too harsh on our First Lady!
Did you know that Michelle Obama is the nation’s first first lady to add a full-time makeup artist to her traveling entourage, according to stylists who have worked with presidential wives over the past 16 years.

Her makeup artist Ingrid is a women named Grimes Miles, she would have to be very good “ARTIST” as by the picture on the home page of this blog. That picture of Michelle Obama must have been touched up, you can't make a ugly women look that good.
And she knows NOTHING about fashion, why wear green shoes with a blue outfit? Green and blue are not to be worn together never! Ever!
Does someone have the guts to the our first lady that she is wearing sweaters 3 sizes too small? Most of the outfits she wears are also cut a bit too small for her on top. She's a big woman on the hips, butt, and thighs, tightening the top will only make her look like a jug. I don't know about those who are being kind to her. Honesty is more of a friend then not wanting to hurt one's feelings. Sometimes she selects wonderful outfits. Price tag does not matter, but she needs to STOP wearing sweaters and pants that are way too tight and honestly does NOT fit. Just because she is Michelle Obama you people would say she looks great if she wore a potato sack! The outfit doesn't match, it looks like something she picked up at a garage sale. Please people first impressions mean a lot when you are the first lady. Not only did she look like she dress’s from the 1980's , but she and her husband insulted our country while they were in Europe . I sure hope Europe was impressed because I was not. It doesn't take a lot of money to look good it takes common sense!!

Perhaps she should consider wearing a bag over her head. It would save the country a lot of money not needing to have a make up artist follow her around the whole world.

KIND AND GENTLE TRUTH101 said...

Jan: It pains me that you are obviously so uninspiringly lacking in looks and personality that no man is desperate enough to have you. I suggest the convent.

Mr. I Ain't Got No Blog: as an observer of the human condition, I can tell you are in pain. Your hatred of the beautiful and intelligent Michelle Obama tells me that you are an obvious failure with the fairer sex. There are books available for pathetic guys like yourself friend. Or you could read the Playboy Advisor before getting the pages stuck together.

I'm just trying to help you friends. Good luck and rest assured, kind and gentle advice is always available.

I Ain't Got No Blog said...
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Shaw Kenawe said...

Did Beth stop by, comment, then delete it AGAIN?! Honey, you need help. You're getting a reputation in the blogsphere as a crazy, weird person.



It's My Choice:

Oh my! That's something a very, very, small man [and you know what I mean by "small"] would say about a strong, intelligent, beautiful woman. That type of woman wouldn't notice you if you stood naked in a room full of fish.

You obviously have unresolved feelings of, you know, inadequacy--and, poor little man, we understand why.

Heh.



and Pro-Life:

If there were really a Big Ass contest, you would win hands down--I don't know of a bigger ass than you.

Shaw Kenawe said...

To Sandy's Sandbox:

Aptly named commenter, since sandboxes are where children play or cats crap.

Your comments on Mrs. Obama fit the description of your blogname: childish crap.

Blue and green should never be worn together? What planet do you come from?

That might be the dumbest statement here so far today, but unfortunately, Beth scrubbed hers, so I can't fairly judge.


The Sandbox commenter said:

Not only did she look like she dress’s from the 1980's...



Really.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Anonymous typed:

"Yes, Obama’s win was an extraordinary breakthrough and a huge relief, but I don’t subscribe to the notion that his capturing the White House represents the end of American racial history."

You are so right, Anon. Just look at the cretinous remarks left here by the Goopers.

It annoys them into rage because a beautiful, intelligent, self-assured woman like Michelle represents us.

She actually has higher approval ratings than does Mr. Obama, and he's wildly popular with the American people.

The envious Goopers can use all the derogatory words they like, it doesn't change the fact that Michelle Obama is a fabulous person and America's gorgeous and brilliant First Lady.

Thank you for visiting and for your intelligent comment.

Sandys Sandbox said...

Well I guess in your circles "Michelle Obama is a fabulous person and America's gorgeous and brilliant First Lady."

"gorgeous and brilliant" well maybe in a trailer park!

Oh and by the way...FYI Ms. Fashion Queen.
http://www.fashioncrime.com.au/blue-and-green-should-never-be-seen/

Shaw Kenawe said...

To the human stain that calls itself janjan:

What you have left here as a comment is a reflection on YOU and the rest of the enraged, undereducated, envious cretins who now populate the extreme fringe element in the GOP.

No wonder Americans have turned away in huge numbers from that party.

What person with any intelligence would associate with such unhappy and small minded cankerot like you.

Shaw Kenawe said...
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Shaw Kenawe said...

Sandbox,

It's not "people in my circle" who admire Mrs. Obama, it's approximately 78% of the American people.

You and the other people who left rancid comments about her are a very tiny minority--and a very unhappy, envious, and childish one at that.

No one really cares what you think about her.

IMHO said...

Michelle Obama is an amazon of a woman. Her clothes are poorly chosen for her huge size and misshapened body. There is NO comparison to the late Jackie Kennedy. She looks more like a black Eleanor Roosevelt hideous.

I come from a background of poor hillbilly rednecks , some didn’t have proper dental care . People therefore will stereotype them when they smile… So I'm used to people that like Michelle Obama.

IMHO said...

Michelle Obama is an amazon of a woman. Her clothes are poorly chosen for her huge size and misshapened body. There is NO comparison to the late Jackie Kennedy. She looks more like a black Eleanor Roosevelt hideous.

I come from a background of poor hillbilly rednecks , some didn’t have proper dental care . People therefore will stereotype them when they smile… So I'm used to people that like Michelle Obama.

Jason D. said...

As the late great Warren Zevon would say:

"Her teeth are perfect."

Anonymous said...

To the anti-Michelle people--suck on this!

Within her first 100 days alone, Mrs. Obama's public popularity has jumped 4 percentage points as she embraced the traditional first lady's role and steered clear of political land mines.

Sweaters that she wears now sell out instantly online. London schoolgirls weep in her presence. And magazines like People, Us, Vogue and Essence offer her their cover.

"She's off to a great start," said Noelia Rodriguez, former press secretary for First Lady Laura Bush. "She has established an image of someone who is comfortable in her own skin."

The first lady's success, in part, stems from her willingness to follow a more established path as first lady. She maintains an office in the East Wing, instead of the West Wing as Hillary Clinton did. She has not sat in on Cabinet meetings like Rosalynn Carter or launched a major policy initiative.

Mrs. Obama indicated she would focus on issues facing military families during her husband's presidency, but she has made only one high-profile appearance on their behalf since the inauguration. During a trip to Ft. Bragg, N.C., in March, she publicly decried the fact that some soldiers must support their families with food stamps, but she has not publicly championed any legislation or initiatives to improve those circumstances.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-michelle-obama-28-apr28,0,3727662.story

KIND AND GENTLE TRUTH101 said...

Poor deluded Sandy. I guess Michelle's posterior needs to be more the size and shape of Rush Limbaugh's for her to get aroused.

Seabiscuit said...

KIND AND GENTLE TRUTH101 said...
Poor deluded Sandy. I guess Michelle's posterior needs to be more the size and shape of Rush Limbaugh's for her to get aroused.


"posterior"? I that what she calls he ass?

And her teeth needs a bit like they use on a race horse.
Bitting devices; snaffles,and bits. These are reining devices which lay across the horse's tongue through which the horse is directly guided, or "direct reined". Bits are used primarily for control of the horse.

Christopher said...

"Did you know that Michelle Obama is the nation’s first first lady to add a full-time makeup artist to her traveling entourage..."

Too bad Pickles Bush didn't do this because for the eight years she loitered in the White House, she looked like the Joker from Batman.

No First Lady in recent memory would've benefited more from a professional make-up artist than Pickles Bush.

Christopher said...

JanJan,

Chelsea Clinton graduated from Stanford University with a 4.0 while the Jenna skank got into UT Austin thanks to a generous donation from her uber-wealthy father, the Chimp.

dmarks said...

Beth: Are you going to join in the poetry slam? First, figure out what rhymes with fetus.

Anonymous said...

Christopher said...."the Chimp"?

You don't really want to go there do you??????

Christopher said...

Anonymous,

Can't post under a genuine handle?

Have to hide under "anonymous?"

Pussy.

KIND AND GENTLE TRUTH101 said...

There once was a fetus named Cletus.

Who was aborted by Nihilist defeatists.


They harvested his organs.


Put them in Harry Morgan.



Now pro life Beth wants to beat us.

Shaw Kenawe said...

To all the frustrated Goopers who have come here to insult Michelle Obama about her physical appearance, I have only this to say to you:

Why attribute to malice what can more easily be explained as stupidity.


Keep posting your insults. We're laughing at your desperate jealousies.


Michelle Obama has such power over you all that you can't stop yourselves from coming here and talking about her.

Hilarious! Just hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Christopher said...
"Anonymous,
Can't post under a genuine handle?
Have to hide under "anonymous?"
Pussy."

Pussy?

Well look who's calling the kettle black, Mr. Blog with no blog!
YOU are the poster boy for the Wussy Movement.

Mike Savage said...

OK, I just got a email from Beth (whoever that is) and she told me to go home my lunch is ready.
See ya all in 2012

Shaw Kenawe said...

Anonymous said...
Christopher said...
"Anonymous,
Can't post under a genuine handle?
Have to hide under "anonymous?"
Pussy."

Pussy?

Well look who's calling the kettle black, Mr. Blog with no blog!
YOU are the poster boy for the Wussy Movement.

May 14, 2009 2:45 PM
Um, Anonymous, Christopher has a blog.

If you don't know how to link to it, then I can't help you.

It's difficult to believe you're that inept.

Christopher said...

Anonymous Pussy,

Here's a link to my blog:

https://fromtheleft.wordpress.com/

Over 600,000 visitors and nominated for numerous awards and quoting in the NYTs, the LA Times, on CNN and MSNBC.

Next???? LOL!

Handsome B. Wonderful said...

You know, the haters have just that--hate and racism. I use to get angry with the racism but now it's just pathetic. It's still disgusting, immature and something that needs to be fought but you guys really need some new talking points.

People are leaving your party in droves--and no wonder with how you talk to women!! Such as the comments here about Michelle.

It's getting old and good luck winning anymore elections on a platform of hate, racism, torture and kicking out decorated generals like Colin Powell from you party.

(Pointing at the desperate Republicans like Nelson from, The Simpsons, "Ha. Ha.")

Oh and Michelle Obama is gorgeous and you know it. Speaking of a slam--she's slammin' hot!! And all this talk of horses makes me wonder if there is some hidden bestiality in the Republicanistal "Party." Or as I like to call it now, "a gathering" because having only 21% who identify as Republican is not much of a party.

We have a "Big Tent" in our party and you guys are left with a leaking lean-to.

Seems like everyone left your "party" for a funner house party held at the White House.

Good luck bringing in the youth to your party when the kids can choose between a poetry slam or a Denny's Grand Slam breakfast meeting of the old, white, wrinkly party.

I'll run against the Cheney-Limbaugh party any year. Keep alienating those independents with your racism, hatred, no ideas, sexism and deregulation of the economy. Oh and that gay marriage things is really working out for ya.

Keep calling them fags--I think it's workin' ;) The younger generations don't care about gay marriage--they care about getting a good education and evolving from social stupidity. You can't stop the gay rights movement no matter how many insults your hurl.

Oh and as a preemptive counterpoint. Your insults in return only go to prove my point further that you guys are nothing but haters.

And you can't handle it when people fight back against bullies. Slither back to your cesspool and leave the business of running the country to the adults.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Handsome,

It's truly wearying to read the invective from these people.

You've hit all the right notes in your comment, yet these people won't look at the reality.

Young people, independents, moderate Republicans have all abandoned the GOP. It's happening in front of their eyes, yet they delude themselves into believing that the country is with them?

Wow!

dmarks said...

Handsome said: "Oh and that gay marriage things is really working out for ya."

President Obama, who campaigned against gay marriage and has not announced a change, is better at equivocating and playing both sides than the Republicans are. There's a split on this, and it is inside the Democrats, actually. An overwhelming majority of African-Americans in California voted for Proposition 8, and they are overwhelmingly aligned to the Democratic Party as well.

Shaw: You sure have a pack of trolls here, don't you?

Shaw Kenawe said...

dmarks,

Mr. Obama can be personally against gay "marriage" [which is unfortunate AFAIC], but for individual states to decide on gay marriage as a civil rights issue.

Obama is not going to step and and encourage a national campaign to stop gay marriage. That's the difference between him and the GOP.

It's just like Catholics who personally would never have an abortion, but who believe other people have the right to make that decison for themselves.

Handsome B. Wonderful said...

Shaw, you took the words right out of my mouth. Good points. Obama isn't going to stand in the way of individual states making gay marriage legal.

And I wouldn't think Republicans would care either since they are the state's rights party. Except when it is inconvenient for them like with gay marriage and ending the prohibition of pot.