Tuesday, January 27, 2015
We'd Rather Talk About THIS Storm
We hope our family and friends in the northeast are okay and have come through winter storm Juno with minimum amounts of damage to their cities and towns.
We tracked the storm as it barrelled up the east coast and are thankful it's almost over and New England can begin to dig out.
Cable news, as usual, ran stories on Juno as though nothing else was happening in the world. Telling viewers how fierce the wind will be and how much snow will accumulate over and over and over gets to be annoying. Other events are taking place in the country and world even if cable news won't acknowledge it.
For one example, here's a different sort of "storm" we'd rather talk about:
Michelle Obama Takes India By Very Stylish Storm
Of the many reasons there are to admire Michelle Obama, her seemingly effortless resistance to jet lag has got to be one of them.
At least when it comes to style, anyway. The always fashionable first lady arrived alongside the president in India for a three day trip on Sunday, and was met not only with greetings from the country's prime minister but also great praise and excitement over her outfit, a floral dress and matching coat by Indian designer Bibhu Mohapatra. The designer later gushed to Women's Wear Daily: "I feel like I now have come full circle, with Michelle Obama arriving in my homeland in clothes designed by me," he said.
If you have the stomach for it, you can surf the usual Tea-Pee-er blogs that regularly insult and trash the FLOTUS, because their infantile minds are not able to handle anything above schoolyard taunts and name-calling. Those IQ-challenged WATBs find their greatest thrills in maligning Mrs. Obama on their puny little blogs; because if they were actually to encounter her or her husband in person, they'd fold like a pile of wet cardboard.
Anyway, what those bloggers write about the FLOTUS and POTUS (and their daughters) doesn't affect the Obamas one iota. So it's better for the Tea-Pee-ers to deal with their seething frustrations over this presidency by scribbling inane verses and mocking the First Family; because if they didn't have that as an outlet for their envy and grinding rage, they'd be engaging in their usual habits: sucking their thumbs or pulling the wings off of the flies that buzz around their fetid little heads.
Oh, and this, just to make this blog post even sweeter:
Remember this from the Weeper of the House back in December?:
Asked if he planned to extend an invitation to Obama, Boehner replied, “Listen, the more the president talks about his ideas, the more unpopular he becomes. Why would I want to deprive him of that opportunity?”
You need new talking points, Johnny:
Well, looking at Gallup tracking data, on the day of the State of the Union address, Obama’s approval rating was just a little underwater – 46% approval, 49% disapproval.
As of today, those numbers are largely reversed – 50% approval, 45% disapproval.
As a matter of fact, most Americans liked the ideas the president outlined in that speech.
Wrong again, Mr. Speaker ... h/t Dailykos