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Glenn Beck calls First Lady Obama a “monster”


Glenn Beck has made a living uttering the outrageous. This week the First Lady confronted a heckler and in response to that confrontation Beck has branded her a “monster.” Beck has influence and to his disciples what he says is their perverted gospel. It is disconcerting to watch this clip because what he is also doing is perpetuation the “angry black woman” stereotype, and when he makes the asinine leap of connect Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder’s wife and the First Lady into some kind of power hungry cabal it gives pause to the reasonable among us.

Michelle Obama has no tolerance for heckler Ellen Sturtz

First lady Michelle Obama was speaking at a private fundraiser. Her prepared remarks were interuppted by lesbian advocate, Ellen Sturtz. Mrs. Obama stepped away from the microphone and refused to speak while Sturtz shouted. Sturtz contention is the White House has not done enough for gay rights. Sturtz was silenced by the crowd and the first lady did continue. Question: Should a speaker engage a heckler or ignore them? http://now.msn.com/michelle-obama-confronts-heckler-ellen-sturtz-at-fundraiser

Michelle Obama’s bangs might be fashion news, but they are not really news

Everyone seems to love the First Lady’s new bangs. I think they are cute, and I think discussions of her hair choices are approriate for fashion pages, but I must admit I was surprised that last night they were actually a news story on the NBC Nightly News. Yes, NBC anchor Brian Williams told us why she had opted for the bangs. Really, Brian with everything going on in the world you had time to talk about the First Lady’s hair? I guess if she parts her hair it would be worthy of a segment on CBS 60 Minutes. Walter Cronkite, David Brinkley, Harry Reasoner and other veteran journalists have to be flip flopping in their graves. Real news has been buried next to them. It probably is just part of the cultrue shift. The networks give the people what they want and obviously the people want the real deal on the bangs. Share your thoughts.

First Lady Michelle Obama was not responisble for the president’s poor debate performance

This evening I googled the first lady’s name and I saw a story attributing the president’s debate performance to the first lady. The article was in The Examiner and the headline said there were two sources putting the blame on Michelle Obama. The two sources: Bill Maher and Saturday Night Live. Let’s get real. They are not sources. You would describe them as a comedian and a comedy show, but not sources. http://www.examiner.com/article/two-different-sources-point-to-michelle-as-the-source-of-obama-s-debate-issues

We love Michelle Obama because her story is our story


Last night I along with millions watched the first lady make the case for her husband President Barack Obama. She is his most passionate advocate, but while we listened to her list his accomplishments we could not help, but be proud of the messenger. Michelle Obama embodies the American Dream, and she serves as a reminder to us how we got here. When I listened to her describe her struggle I can not help, but hear my own. My parents believed in the American Dream and they knew that education was the key, and they worked hard to make that happen for me and my sister. That is why I think the first lady connects with “regular people”…because she is an ordinary person who is now living an extraordinary life. She connects because she is real. I listened to Ann Romney last week and I thought she gave a good speech and I believe that she too believes her husband is the man that should lead us for the next 4 years, but although I found her believable I did not feel the same connection. Mrs. Romney said all the right things, but I know that she was not talking to me. I was not the audience she was trying to reach, but last night I did feel connected to a woman who was not just talking to people who are struggling, but she was a person who has struggled. Yes, things are different for her now but she has not forgotten how the other half lives because she has been a part of the other half and therein is the distinction. We love Michelle Obama because she makes us feel comfortable. We don’t know her, but we do know that she knows what it is like to pursue the American Dream, and she knows it’s hard, but not impossible because she is a living example.

First lady Michelle Obama depicted as slave…art or insult?


Have you ever seen a first lady depicted this way? The question is simple: art or insult? Share your thoughts.

http://hiphopwired.com/2012/08/27/spanish-magazine-depicts-first-lady-michelle-obama-as-a-slave-photo/

Book Worth Reading: What Would Michelle Do? By Allison Samuels


On first glance it is interesting that the author refers to the Mrs. Obama as simply Michelle. It seems appropriate because this first lady is as comfortable with kings and queens as she is with working out with school children. She has a self-assurance that comes from her early experiences growing up on the working class Southside of Chicago. She has always been focused and goal-driven, and she brought this take charge attitude into the White House. The approach that Samuels takes gives the reader glimpses into the First Lady’s past, but she also offers the reader inspirational instructions that the reader can adapt into their own lives. In one passage she delves into the character of Marian Robinson, the first lady’s mother, her lifelong dream was to be a secretary, but she did not fulfill this dream until after her daughter had entered high school. The takeaway is there is no expiration on dreams. It is never too late and you are never too old. If you are willing to work hard, commit and complete it. Some of the chapters: Find Your Seat and Take it, Using What You Have to Get What you Want and Making It Work. I liked this book because although Mrs. Obama is the central subject of the book Samuels has successfully created a handbook that talks to the reader about everyday issues that affect their world.
Allison Samuels is a senior writer at Newsweek/The Daily Beast.

Why is Rep. Sensenbrenner commenting on the First Lady’s butt?

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner took a shot at the First Lady while at Reagan national airport. He was overheard saying that the First lady has a “big posterior”. He said she does not practice what she preaches. He made these comments loudly while he talked on his cell phone. He has since said through a spokesperson that he will apologize to the First Lady, but why would he think it was appropriate to discuss the First Lady’s butt in the first place? Does the fact that she has childhood obesity as one of her action items mean she is fair game to the likes of Sensenbrenner? Tell me what you think. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2077319/Michelle-Obama-large-posterior-Rep-Jim-Sensenbrenner-thinks-First-Lady-doesnt-practice-preaches.html

First Lady Michelle Obama Champions Healthy Eating

Since coming to the White House in 2009 the First Lady has encouraged Americans to eat in a more healthy way. In this interview for Everydayhealth.com Mrs. Obama shares recipes, tips and confessions. Follow the link and read the story and tell me what you think. http://everydayhealth.com/white-house.aspx

Michelle Obama’s Letter to Parents Regarding the Tucson Killings

We all were hurt by the killings that happened in Tucson. it was disturbing as an American and as a parent. Mrs. Obama offers this letter to all of us.

First Lady Michelle Obama issued the following open letter to parents in the wake of the Tucson shootings via the White House blog.

Dear parents,

Like so many Americans all across the country, Barack and I were shocked and heartbroken by the horrific act of violence committed in Arizona this past weekend. Yesterday, we had the chance to attend a memorial service and meet with some of the families of those who lost their lives, and both of us were deeply moved by their strength and resilience in the face of such unspeakable tragedy.

As parents, an event like this hits home especially hard. It makes our hearts ache for those who lost loved ones. It makes us want to hug our own families a little tighter. And it makes us think about what an event like this says about the world we live in – and the world in which our children will grow up.

In the days and weeks ahead, as we struggle with these issues ourselves, many of us will find that our children are struggling with them as well. The questions my daughters have asked are the same ones that many of your children will have – and they don’t lend themselves to easy answers. But they will provide an opportunity for us as parents to teach some valuable lessons – about the character of our country, about the values we hold dear, and about finding hope at a time when it seems far away.

We can teach our children that here in America, we embrace each other, and support each other, in times of crisis. And we can help them do that in their own small way – whether it’s by sending a letter, or saying a prayer, or just keeping the victims and their families in their thoughts.

We can teach them the value of tolerance – the practice of assuming the best, rather than the worst, about those around us. We can teach them to give others the benefit of the doubt, particularly those with whom they disagree.

We can also teach our children about the tremendous sacrifices made by the men and women who serve our country and by their families. We can explain to them that although we might not always agree with those who represent us, anyone who enters public life does so because they love their country and want to serve it.

Christina Green felt that call. She was just nine years old when she lost her life. But she was at that store that day because she was passionate about serving others. She had just been elected to her school’s student council, and she wanted to meet her Congresswoman and learn more about politics and public life.

And that’s something else we can do for our children – we can tell them about Christina and about how much she wanted to give back. We can tell them about John Roll, a judge with a reputation for fairness; about Dorothy Morris, a devoted wife to her husband, her high school sweetheart, to whom she’d been married for 55 years; about Phyllis Schneck, a great-grandmother who sewed aprons for church fundraisers; about Dorwan Stoddard, a retired construction worker who helped neighbors down on their luck; and about Gabe Zimmerman, who did community outreach for Congresswoman Giffords, working tirelessly to help folks who were struggling, and was engaged to be married next year. We can tell them about the brave men and women who risked their lives that day to save others. And we can work together to honor their legacy by following their example – by embracing our fellow citizens; by standing up for what we believe is right; and by doing our part, however we can, to serve our communities and our country.

Sincerely,

Michelle Obama