Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pull The Drapes, and Pass the Ammunition

Why oh why does she do this to me? It’s not as if she’s unaware of all those snarky bloggers out there constantly harping on her proclivity for wearing clothes constructed from ordinary household items: tablecloths, upholstery fabric and (the worst) draperies. Not to mention the barrage of criticism about her belts: “boob cinchers”, “fan belts”, “Bentley grilles” and “cemetery gates”.

So why, why, WHY would she dress like this? And pose in this room, on that chair, with those draperies in the background?

Moand drapes

All three, in one picture. Why don’t we just hand the enemy their ammunition?

Is she trying to overload my circuits? Cause permanent damage to my hard drive?

It’s either that or a clear cry for help. I’m going to tweet Oprah and Dr. Phil  as soon as I’m done here.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sacrifice Like Me

Stinging a little from the criticism of her looking like a smurf-ette at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Lady M changed into something a bit more casual for her hit appearance at George Washington University with the Mrs. B.

mo mission

In case you don’t recognize the outfit right at first, here’s another view:

mojill She’s wearing her Zero + Maria Cornejo jacket that first showed up at the Copenhagen disaster tour a few weeks back.

I honestly thought she had burned everything she wore on that trip.

From what I could make of the event, she was trying to convince Veteran’s to join forces with her and Big Guy’s civilian Service Corp in order to better serve the country. BO signed into law earlier this year a national service legislation that includes a Veterans Corps, “designed to engage veterans in service.”

I guess giving an arm and a leg isn’t enough anymore.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hark! Is That a Democrat Waking to the Drumbeat of History?

Wow! WoW!! WOW!!!!

MOTUS just wants you to go read this post as soon as possible. Hat tip to one of MOTUS’ Anon commenters. It will speak for itself:

Thank you Former President George W. Bush and Former First Lady Laura Bush.

Normally I wouldn’t do this, but it makes me proud to have served in the previous Administration, even though I didn’t get to go on as many fun vacations as I do now.

Post is from HillBuzz, which also posted this snarkily captioned photog of yesterday’s ceremony:


One of these things is not like the others.


Please, don’t tell Lady M about this post or my glass ass will be grass. Then I’ll end up at the NASA Lab for a week getting all the cracks filled and polished down.

And no; MO was not purposefully impersonating a Smurf.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Is That Ammunition Belt An Appropriate Veteran’s Day Accessory?

Oh dear, oh dear!  I thought Lady M and I had an understanding about the radiator belt. But she’s been none too agreeable ever since her poll numbers were released and she found out that Bo’s (the dog, not Big Guy) favorables are higher than hers. Just beating the pants off Big Guy wasn’t good enough, she needs to beat the dog too. Honestly, the egos around here are a little - shall we say -fragile? Although it doesn’t help that articles like this keep popping up on the blogs either.  Maybe I can get the CIA to block certain sites from her computer, to avoid domestic unrest.

But here’s how it went down this morning: We’re all dressed and heading over to Arlington Cemetery for the Veteran’s Day ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers.We’re heading out the south portico, Secret Service already in lock step behind everyone, and everything seems to be fine. Then, from out of no where, MO whips out her fan belt and cinches it around the waist of her J.Crew turquoise tweed coat.

blue belt

A stealth attack. What could I do? I’m already operating at diminished capacity due to the rain, and then she pulls this on me? I didn’t bother downloading the last giant-belt software update because –as I already told you – I thought we had an agreement. You see the results; a perfectly good look totally ruined.

blue belted

And in case you’re wondering why Lady M is looking so smug, it’s because she slipped one past me. Have they not heard the expression “don’t bite off your nose to spite your face” in South Chicago?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fort Hood Memorial: It’s Not About Us. Or Terrorism, Apparently

A sad occasion, so let’s just say Lady M does not look awful and leave it at that. I think I can declare victory with the dress and jewelry, but respectfully deny any responsibility for the Klingon hairdo that I couldn’t talk her out of or otherwise deflect.

ft hood  The President and Mrs. Obama depart for Fort Hood Memorial

obamaarrivesThe Obamas arrive for Fort Hood memorial for our fallen heroes.

A sad day for the families and a sad day for America. But at least Lady M is starting to grasp the concept of appropriate mourning clothing. Although she’s sill trying to blame the last fiasco on her social secretary who put it in her Blackberry as “morning” ceremony for Medal of Honor winner.

It’s still uncomfortable duty for both BO and MO so we’re going to have a task force put together to figure out how to prevent other Islamic extremist officers from going rogue. Apparently it’s going to require more than Halal meals and time off for Ramadan.


praying for you

Monday, November 9, 2009

BO’s Video Conference at Brandenburg

I have been inundated with questions about why Lady M and Big Guy didn’t attend today’s big 20th anniversary celebration at the Brandenburg Gate commemorating the end of communism. At least in Germany.

But come on, we’ve already been there, done that. Remember? It was one of our earliest campaign stops. While it seemed a bit odd at the time, since Germans couldn’t actually vote in the U.S. election, it makes more sense now that we know BO is “president to the world.”


Angie absolutely loves Big Guy, that’s why she went out of her way to invite him to today’s celebration. And I’m sure she understood how busy we all are around here. MO had to appear on the Sesame Street anniversary show – a little bigger over here than the dumb wall thing in Germany – and BO’s still celebrating last Saturday’s slick win with Toes and Nancy.

Besides, I’ve got to help MO pick out a more appropriate frock for the Fort Hood memorial service tomorrow. The last time she honored one of our fallen heroes there was simply no end to the criticism over the dress (which, I repeat for the millionth time, I advised her not to wear.)


We hope to do better this time.

But getting back to the Brandenburg flap: it’s not like we weren’t represented. Video tape. It’s a beautiful thing.

Obama’s Video Feed at the Brandenburg Gate Celebration

bho brandenberg

How cool is that! It reminded me of Big Guy’s acceptance speech at the Democratic convention way last year.

 Obama’s Acceptance Speech at INVESCO Field

dem convention

Got to love those classic columns. Communism is optional.

“Teach Your Children Well”

Just a quick heads up so you don’t miss it: Lady M will be appearing on Sesame Street tomorrow to celebrate their 40th anniversary.  Sesame Street debuted in 1969, the year that Crosby, Stills and Nash sang “Teach Your Children Well,”  and they’ve been  working on getting your kids to think right ever since. MO will be talking – appropriately  enough - about how to grow vegetables.

mo sweet

Lady M will be explaining to the kiddies how it works: first you plant seeds in fertile ground, water regularly, wait, and whala! Behold the fruits of your effort!


Sesame Street: doing it old school since 1969.

Must see TV.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

“So Let It Be Written, So Let It Be Done”

I had another big story to tell you today, but it will have to wait awhile. We had a huge celebration in the Big White last night and since it started really late, it went into the wee-weed hours.


So after Rahmbo, and then Big Guy himself, finally got their message out, we got our Health Care Bill passed by the House! I’m not positive what the message was, but as best as I can make out it goes something like “ I don’t think you want our Chicago-style retaliation team working on your re-election campaign” and “don’t worry, what ever is in the bill today won’t mean anything tomorrow.”

So that appeared to be the kind of change House Dems believe in, and Nancy’s herd of cats finally showed up at the House to eat their lunch.

Long and short of it: there was a lot of fist bumping going on around here last night. Then we killed a whole week’s supply of Beluga along fist bump with a month’s worth of bubbly before the chef whipped up some Kobe sliders for a late-late night snack. Lady M said it was good to see Big Guy eat something, even if it wasn’t from the garden.

So we’re all a little bleary-eyed and hung-over this morning. I’ll get back with you all a little later.



For now, let’s hear it for Nancy and Toes: keeping the Dream alive.

barry pharoah copy “So let it be written, so let it be done.”