Saturday, September 25, 2010

I’m Kind a Big Deal in the New Media Now

OMG, you won’t believe this, but Gerard posted my “Breaking News” video from the UN reception at the American History Museum on, get ready, you won’t believe this...RIGHTNETWORK!!!!!!! sh*t kidding...



I’m the featured post when you click on the FLAGGED section...Featured!!, for a little while anyway. So, as you can see, it’s my big chance to break out into the big time, so I need your help. Please go to my story on RIGHTNETWORK and “Like” the crap out of it. And get all your friends and relatives to do the same.

This must be what it’s like to campaign for coveted Golden FLOTUS votes, butt there’s no statue.

I am soooooo excited.

Lady M’s Fall Farm Fabulosity Tour

I confess, I had some reservations about having lunch on a farm. When people talk about farm-to-table eating they generally envision the table being a little further upwind from the chicken coops.

But as it turned out there was nothing to worry about. This is a trophy farm. You know, kind of a Martha Stewart kind of place? Although we did wear WON of our favorite “farm” frocks and had our share of photo-ops with free range chickens.

having funHaving fun with chickens – free range, of course 

and real farm fields:

walking with pedro Walking tour with chef, Danno, and Secret Service guy, disguised as Pedro well as adorable little children:

smelly Eeewww! What is that smell? Chickens?

But everything worked out great, the Blue Hill restaurant at Stone Barns Farm is way upwind. We had to catch a ride to get there:

drivingTrolley ride to the Blue Hill Restaurant at Stone Barns Farm

If you think “Blue Hill” sounds familiar, it’s because the Blue Hill Restaurant – not at the farm -  is the New York restaurant that Lady M and Big Guy went to for their first post-ordination inauguration date night. So you know it’s special.

Stone Barns Farm is where they actually raise some of the organic stuff they serve at Blue Hill that makes it so special: veggies, chickens and god-only-knows what else – I think maybe snails.

MO was delighted to greet some of her old friends from last year’s UN General Assembly spouses luncheon.

chantal_biya Lady M with Chantal Biya, FL of Cameroon (FLOC), at Stone Barns Farm

In case you’re concerned that Chantal is having a bad hair day due to the humidity at the farm, don’t worry. She always wears it that way: and it’s not a wighat! Honest.


The First Ladies of the world (FLOW) all pretended to have a good time ogling tomatoes and chickens. Of course half of the First Ladies of the world are all too familiar with raising chickens – in fact, many of them could’ve shown MO how to slaughter one if she really wanted to get up close and personal with the food she was eating.

HAITIAN FL Elizabeth Preval, FL of Haiti. I can neither confirm nor deny whether Granny R knows her.

And I’m pretty sure that at least one of them could have done it halal style.


The food was obviously fabulous, because Lady M brought 3 of her own personal chefs to see to it. Here’s our menu, complete with wine selections:

Summer Fruit And Vegetables
White House sun golds, homemade yogurt, purslane

Wine Pairing:
Lieb Cellars Pinot Blanc (Long Island, NY) 2008

This Morning's Farm Egg
5 late summer beans from the White House & Our House

Wine Pairing: 
Red Hook Winery Chardonnay 'Jamesport Vineyard,' North Fork Long Island, 2008

Stone Barns Pastured Chicken
White House herbs, eggplant, ratatouille

Wine Pairing
Copain Pinot Noit 'Wentzel Vineyard' Anderson Valley, California 2007

Sacher Cake
Red Jacket apricots, White House sorbet

Not really much to eat there, which explains all the wine. And the large snack bag that MO packed for the trip.


Oddly, for our farm-to-table-meal, which is all about eating local,  we brought a lot of stuff with us all the way from the Big White organic garden.  Which, by my calculation, is about 275 miles away from the Stone Barns. Butt, since we had to fly our chefs up anyway, it’s not like there was any impact on our carbon footprint. I think there’s a locavore loophole for that. Besides, the meal wouldn’t have been anywhere near as special without those 5 beans.

mrs obama's placesetting Lady M’s Placesetting                           photo: Obama Foodorama

By the way, you’ll be pleased to know that Stone Barns grows spinach at the farm year round, and it sells for only $10/lb! Well, no one said it would be cheap to get rid of our fat behinds. Of course, if you’re not fortunate enough to live near the farm, or their fabulous New York Blue Hill restaurant, you can still get conventional spinach in the grocery store too, usually for around $3 for a big bag.

Someone (it might have been that other Michelle) once asked, what is it with Democrats and leafy greens? Remember Big Guy’s stump speech to the farmers in Iowa:

“Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula? I mean, they’re charging a lot of money for this stuff.”

Of course, the Fox trolls immediately had to point out that there isn’t a Whole Foods Market anywhere in the entire state of Iowa. As if that somehow negated BO’s point.

But sure enough, that’s all it took for other critics of Big Guy to start referring to this as “typical liberal arugulance.” How juvenile.


Poster Art by Tennyson H/T Michelle Malkin

As is the protocol for these events, Lady M gave a little welcome speech before lunch was served. She explained all about our “No kids’ fat behind” program, her organic garden and why it’s so important to all the little children in America. Then, since MO likes to personalize these little talks, she shared a personal story about how wee-won Sasha had been a tomatophobe until she was won over by an heirloom tomato, pesto, basil, mozzarella sandwich. Seriously, what is it about leafy green herbs?

But the highlight of her remarks was this little insight into who really runs the Big White:

"The most important people in the President and my family’s life, are the people who feed us.”

Who would’ve guessed? Axe-man, Rhambo, Summers, Rohmer, Orszag: nobody will miss them. But our chefs? They can name their own price.

You’re probably wondering what we put in this year’s goodie basket  that Lady M presented to the FLOWs. In keeping with our theme this year, it was chock full of good-for-you vegetables: All from Lady M’s toxic organic garden.


The goodies included jars of pickled stuff: sun gold tomatoes, cucumbers, chocolate bell peppers (not really chocolate at all, just brown), carrots, and – here’s a stroke of genius – okra! And all the jars have Lady M’s personal signature. There is absolutely no truth to the silly right wing rumor that the ladies had to pick their own vegetables.

That’s what we have illegal immigrants and comedians for.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Fly on the Wall: Natural History Museum Night

OK – I think the coast is clear. The O’s have turned in for the night after a very busy week of speechifying and high level diplomacy.

I’ve got to post this up quick, so I didn’t have time to edit this at all. It’s very rough, but at least you’ll be able to see the frock that Lady M wore to the Natural History Museum party (private, closed press, heads of state – but a few of the O’s old Harvard classmates seem to have snuck in too).

As always, MO chose a flattering gown for the occasion. It was a red dress (sleeveless, of course) with a deep V-neck, with a huge sparkly brooch, right where the bazooms would be, if we had any.

You might wish to note how Big Guy seems to have established a real “guy” rapport with an even bigger guy - who he may or may not remember from Harvard. They seem to have a lot in common, which you can tell by the way they both seem to like touching people. So they were probably friends in school.

Anyway, here’s what I was able to snatch off my hard drive, I apologize for the poor quality but I really wasn’t even supposed to be there, let alone recording.

Hire a Vet: They’re not as stupid as John Kerry said they were.

Yesterday was a big day, both fashion wise and speechifying wise. First,  Big Guy’s speech to the UN General Assembly:

UNblue1 A fashionable blue rose between two appropriate, but dowdy, tweed suits

In his remarks, BO made certain that all his visiting foreign guests  felt at home. He told them that since Wall Street was responsible for the worldwide financial collapse, he wouldn’t rest until it was fixed. And I guess he’s going to focus on that, now that he’s plugged the damn hole.

He even went out of his way to welcome Mahmoud the Mad Iranian (MMI), saying  we “... seek a resolution to our differences with Iran, and the door remains open to diplomacy should Iran choose to walk through it.” It didn’t take the Mad Iranian long to slam it shut though. When he spoke later in the afternoon he accused the U.S. of staging the 9/11 attacks in order to reverse the declining economy and protect Israel. Two reasons that seem anti-intuitive to me, but then I don’t understand how the Arab mind works.

Oh, and he also took the opportunity to deny the holocaust again. But he does believe in global warming.

un4Our little President at the General Assembly 

I better update my Facebook, since it looks like MMI has un-friended Big Guy.

But the real event – both fashion and worldwide peace-wise – was in the afternoon at the sixth annual meeting of former President Clinton’s ego-massaging Clinton Global Initiative. The CGI gathers prominent individuals in politics, business, science, academics, religion and entertainment to discuss global issues such as climate change and the reconstruction of Haiti.

I was apparently wrong about MO’s solar cookstove give-away.


Instead, she used the opportunity to address prominent individuals to promote her “military family initiative.” She  complained to the assembled group that vets are shortchanged on jobs and civilians don’t understand the military. For a change, global initiatives start at home.

Here are some important excerpts:

U.S. service members receive some of the best technical and management training and experience in the world, but when they return to civilian life, they are often overlooked as job candidates because employers don't give them credit for their skills.

Actually, I believe many Americans revere our military personnel, and actually give returning vets preferential treatment, but then we can’t expect MO to know about that. Her background is in community relations, not human resources.

yet (military personnel) shoulder more responsibility than many CEOs...

Never having had experience in the military or as a CEO (unless you count Mommy-in-Chief) I wonder how she knows this? Maybe Big, never mind.

Yet the fact is that right now, more than 150,000 recent veterans are still struggling to find jobs.

Uh, so are millions of other Americans. Bush’s recession, remember?

But employers too often view a resume with multiple jobs as a red flag rather than as a fact of military life...A problem for many veterans is getting their military resumes translated into terms civilians can understand and appreciate.

Huh? I wonder who is writing Lady M’s speeches these days?

And while most folks share my respect and admiration for their service, a lot of folks have no idea what that service actually entails. Many still don't know the full power of their human potential.

I tell you what, if you are a professional political speech writer, why don’t you send me your resume. I’ll pass it on to Lady M.


I will do my part to connect you with advocates, with experts and with resources throughout the government, from the Department of Labor to the Defense Department to the VA. If you have questions about how a veteran's or spouse's skills fit with the jobs you have, we will help you find the answers. If your staff wants to better understand the challenges that vets and military spouses face and how to address them, we will connect you to the right people.

This isn’t even as good as some of our Public Service Announcements.

Big Guy kicked off this very important speech by introducing Lady M:

I am not just here today to sing President Clinton's praises or to commend all of you for the terrific work that all of you have done, although I am grateful for that.

black and halfblack First Black President, touched by First Half-Black President

I am here to play an even more important role. And that is to introduce my better half, my extraordinary wife and America's extraordinary first lady, Michele Obama.

eeww It was a virtual love-fest

Butt, the Prez was just getting warmed up:

"Bill Clinton understands where I am coming from here. He knows what it is like to be married to someone who is smarter, somebody who is better looking, somebody who is just all around a little more impressive than you are."

CGI whatswrong with this pictureAn odd Three-some, indeed

"This is not news to people.Since Michele and I first started dating 22 years ago, pretty much everybody I know who has met her at some point comes up to me and says, 'You know, Barack, you're great and all that. I like you. But your wife, she's really something'. And, I, of course agree.

 And so, of course, do we.

I can’t help but wonder though: do either of these two actually read their speeches before they’re loaded onto TOTUS anymore?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

“Hey, Everybody!”

To celebrate the last day of summer, Big Guy went on a picnic in the backyard of some ordinary folks in Virginia. He doesn’t really know the Brayshaw’s, who threw the picnic at the request of Big White’s chief of Obamacare  Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act propaganda information.

The Brayshaw’s likewise didn’t know most of the other people who came to their picnic, since we flew them in from around the country in order to thank Big Guy face-to-face for saving their lives. They all had a personal, middle class story to tell the camera for our Big White Blog about how, without Big Guy’s Patient Bill of Rights, they’d be dead. Because that’s what we used to do in America - let poor, sick people die - until Big Guy arrived. Not to belabor the point, but, “he was the won they were waiting for.”

But the Brayshaws have a very nice, clean, ordinary-folks backyard, so they had that going for them.

fc visiting the real folk

Big Guy bounced down the back steps when he arrived at Paul and Frances Brayshaw’s house exclaiming “Hey, everybody! Hello, hello, hello! Good to see you.” He sounded just like Dr. Nick Riviera – who I understand just received approval to provide all the new free services that Obamacare is offering.

board-04-dr-nick-octuplets “ Hey, ev’ry bod ee!”


And today’s a big one for MO: she’s giving the keynote address at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Big Guy’s going to introduce her, since he’s going to be in New York too, telling the UN representatives what goodies they’ll be taking home in their gift bags this year.

Lady M does have a tough act to follow though: on Tuesday Hillary, our very own Secretary of State,  announced a new Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, “a broad-based, public-private initiative to provide affordable solar-powered stoves to 100 million homes around the world by 2020.” 

Replacing “traditional biomass cookstoves” with solar-powered ones may not sound like one of the top 10 problems in the world, but that’s only because you take safe cooking for granted, and don’t know just how dangerous it is for women and children around the world. And, if you read all the way through (which I did so you don’t have to) you’ll discover that the time is right for solar cookstoves because of the “potential for carbon finance to fund stove initiatives” – free money! From the global warming carbon tax coffers!

I cannot even imagine how Lady M’s going to top Hillary’s speech. Maybe she’s going to give away a whole 747 full of solar-powered cookstoves to busy Mom’s in Africa. That could be very transformational, as I understand that many of them are into the raw food movement.

I think she might also be planning on doing a cooking demonstration, to show them how to fix and serve some of her favorite hors d’oeuvers – for those nights when you just don’t feel like going out.


tdy-091109-obamachef-hmed-330_grid-6x2   and serving...don’t forget the gloves!

I might have been more inclined to announce an initiative to fight against misogynistic regimes entrenched in Muslim countries around the world first. But solar powered cookstoves are good too, and they qualify for carbon finance funds. Besides, I guess Bill and Hil don’t want to tick anyone off, in case they decide to run for president again.

After her keynote, Lady M will be checking up on all of the travel, seating and serving logistics for her farm-to-table luncheon to be held at Blue Hill at Stone Farms on Friday for the spouses of the UN delegates. Maybe she can take the opportunity to show them all how to cook bugs on a solar-powered cookstove.

FireShot- Woman making tea with her new solar cookstove; it should be ready by November.

When Snarks Attack 10: The Winner

Another Snark Attack poll is in the books and another coveted Golden FLOTUS is in the hands of a most worthy MOL. The  winner of the coveted Golden FLOTUS in the August Snark Attack contest is:


Congratulations srdem65!!!! Who, up until now, has always been the bridesmaid, never the bride. You have now snarked your way into history and won fame and ovation forever. Your Golden Flotus will be enshrined forever in my hallowed Snark Hall of Fame. Your snark,

“The only people who "fell in love" with MO was the fawning MSM...We didn't buy the hype because they can't roll a turd in powdered sugar and make us believe it's a donut.”

carried the day and swept you to a big win.

And so srdem65, the coveted Golden FLOTUS is yours forever, to use proudly and display as you wish, and will always be found here on hallowed cyber-ground in my cherished Snark Hall of Fame.

srdem GF copy

Snark Attack 10 set a new record in voter turnout with nearly 7 million votes cast! Clearly, a message to our “betters” here in DC about November. Toes certified the vote, offered his congratulations to srdem65, and asked if she was registered to vote for Mayor of Chicago. I told him I didn’t think srdem65 even lived in Illinois. He said “No problem. I’ll get her an absentee ballot.” Then he went back into the war room to help Axe-Man and Gibbsy spin the new Bobby Woodward book. So here (rounded to the nearest thousand) is the final tally:

  1. srdem65 – 1,720,000
  2. Leslie – 950,000
  3. Lynn II – 780,000
  4. Sine Qua Non – 680,000
  5. The Plague Fairy – 590,000
  6. Anonymouse – 400,000
  7. forkarrie – 380,000
  8. Granny Jan – 270,000
  9. Clarice – 260,000
  10. Cherie / Moright – 250,000
  11. DeniseVB / RPFreeSpeech – 230,000

So congratulations to srdem65 and all the worthy contestants of When Snarks Attack 10.

Long live the snark!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pink Cinderellas, All in a Row

How hard is this?

When you or I hear “Medal of Honor Ceremony” we don’t automatically think “blue morning glories and pink princess pumps.”



Although I must say this is light years better than our first Medal of Honor Ceremony - such a bad memory  that I just can’t bring myself to reflect it one more time, but you all know: cleavage revealing cocktail frock in a most questionable print fabric with green shoes. At least this time we don’t have cleavage. And there’s at least a hint of a sleeve, instead of totally bare guns and pits, like, well, you know - last time. And this time we wore some pearls! A nice touch.

But those pink Cinderella pumps – I just can’t get them out of my memory drive. I don’t know why they keep short-circuiting my fealty circuits, and shutting down my loyalty loop. After all, it’s not that I haven’t seen much (much) worse.

So what is it about these shoes, at this ceremony that causes such cognitive-dissonance, and irritates so, so much?

Oh yes... maybe it’s this:


Of course that doesn’t explain all the other mismatched shoe and gown combinations ... or does it?

Well, you all know.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bewitched in the Big White?

Let me just begin by saying this story is NOT true: Obama Mom-in-Law Practicing Witchcraft?

Besides, it’s old news, like from way back when we were on one of our August vacations. Furthermore it was reported on exclusively by Rightwing wacko sites. And now most of them have mysteriously disappeared (the stories, not the authors), like this one from Townhall. Editorial discretion? Or… something more diabolical? Something with secret powers from the dark side (and I’m not talking about Toes this time)? You decide.

All I can tell you is that if Granny Robinson was a witch, it would explain a lot.


michelleand mom

I’m not saying it’s true. In fact, I’m officially denying it. If you think I’m going to do anything to get on the wrong side of these two, you’re nuts.

Like I said, if it were true – and other critics much braver than me are saying it is – it explains a lot.

Butt remember, I’ve already officially gone on record denying it.

However in the interest of science and technology, I should point out that there is a world of difference between witches who practice the most holy religion of Wiccan, and Santeria, the mystical cult that originated on the island of Haiti and is a blend of Catholicism and African Tribal rituals. That’s right, the most holy religion of Voodoo.

I think just to be on the safe side, I’m going to also deny that Granny Robinson-Obama  practices Voodoo. Nor have I ever seen her collecting up all the chicken bones after the fried chicken feasts that we never have around here. Furthermore, I know nothing about the current where-abouts of Eduardo, the Big White parrot who’s gone missing.

Nor have I ever seen these pictures before on my hard drive, and if called upon to testify I will swear they are both a photoshop.

granny r santeria copy

Trans-imaged reflection

 granny r voodoo dance copy

Trans-imaged reflection

Likewise, I would never dream of peeking into Granny’s room when she goes out for “tea” with her lady-friends from New Orleans. So I’ve no idea what she keeps in there, or why.

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 Trans-imaged reflection

And that’s all I’m going to say about that.

I reflect, you decide, but don’t forget, I denied.

H/T Larwyn

Welcome to our Tea Party

big guy madhatter copy

Following the good news that the recession ended in June – of 2009 - Big Guy held a town hall meeting to accept the thanks of the grateful citizens. He may have gotten a bit ahead of himself, as the friendly crowd seemed a bit, shall be say, disillusioned.

So Big Guy turned the discussion instead to someone he could blame. Since GWB isn’t playing so well lately, he chose the Tea Party (whom he hadn’t even heard of as of April). He challenged them to identify programs or budget items they’d be willing to cut if they want to reduce federal spending.

"The challenge, I think, for the Tea Party movement is to identify specifically, what would you do?”

You have got to be kidding me? Even I, a mere Big White reflective device, know how stupid it is to throw that challenge down.

Has he not ever watched Fox News Network? (that’s rhetorical, of course). Since he hasn’t, I’ve prepared a list of a few things the Tea Party people have been tossing around at the hundreds of Tea Parties they’ve been throwing from coast to coast for the past year - just so he doesn’t get caught completely flat footed.

Just off the top, here’s what I’ve heard they would cut or eliminate gladly:

  • Obamacare: (hands down the number 1 vote getter)
  • Funding for building mosques in the Middle East, as well as State Department sponsored trips for Imans traveling to the Middle East in order to raise money for terrorists who want to kill us
  • SEIU backed school food programs
  • Lavish vacations and date night trips that require use of official Air Force aircraft

And THEN, when they’re done having a little fun and get serious, they’re going to make Sharon Angle sound like a spendthrift. I’ve seen their demands. They’re specific and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • First, they want a hiring freeze for the entire Federal Government. And an end to all special government retirement and medical plans, including Congress’ and the Administrative branch’s: roll like the rest of us.
  • Next, they want to eliminate the Department of Energy, The Department of Education, the Department of Labor, the  Department of Commerce, Department of Consumer Affairs, and all other departments and agencies whose responsibilities and powers are not identified in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. That’s what we have a free enterprise system for.
  • Oh yeah, and they want to kill all subsidies and funding for “alternative” energy – that’s one of the other things capitalists have proved themselves to be pretty good at: creating new energy sources.
  • And since you asked, they want to cancel our membership in the UN and the World Bank too.

However,they do want to beef up Defense (especially since we now, officially, have no allies left in the entire world) and keep Treasury in tact with the exception of the IRS, which can be reduced by 75% by simplifying the tax code.

But here’s another expenditure the Tea Party would approve of: if you have to pay a little more to get someone who actually knows something about business and economics to run Treasury, go ahead. The Tea Party will support that expenditure.

timmy does he scare you too

That little chipmunk, currently making squeaky noises in China’s direction that they will ignore, really isn’t cutting it...


  especially if he’s buying the story about the recession being over.little guy copies big guyLittle guy, emulating Big Guy,  playing “tag” with Elizabeth Warren on their way to the Rose Garden. Oh, and as far as the Tea Party is concerned, you can ax the new Consumer Financial Protection Services agency too.

The Tea Party would also like to pass on this specific piece of information: even Cuba and Russia have figured out that Obamanomics don’t work. Both have announced in the past week the layoff of thousands of government workers.

So, sheesh, if the ex-Commies, and soon-to-be ex-Commies are doing it, how hard can it be?

Monday, September 20, 2010

When Snarks Attack: 10

So it’s a wrap on summer 2010. We’ve all had our vacations, large and small: people, not vacations. Now, it’s only 1 day until fall (not the “big fall”, that’s in November) and, because it’s a Tuesday with no primary going on anywhere, it’s time to cast your votes for summer 2010’s final coveted Golden FLOTUS. August was a big, big month for snark, with nearly 3,000 snarks recorded (that doesn’t even count the bonus post Echo gives some lucky MOLs).

Even after fully recharging our batteries in Spain, the Golf Coast twice, Martha’s Vineyard and Camp David, my super-secret nominating committee was completely drained after working for two weeks into the wee hours winnowing the sack of snarks down to a baker’s dozen.

So, without further adieu, here, presented in alphabetical order with pride are your nominees for the coveted August 2010 Golden FLOTUS:

When Snarks Attack-10 Nominees

August, 2010

Anonymouse: "The Belly Bandit Strikes Again"

“MOO = The Buns of Navarone!”

Cherie: "A Pea In The Pod? Here We Go Again."

“Graceless, mannerless creature probably double dips, too...”

clarice: "A Pea In The Pod? Here We Go Again."

“I've never seen a sideways pregnancy. Have you?”

DeniseVB: "And Now, An Important Message from Our FLOTUS. And..."

“Those are giant yams?  I thought she found Barack's cajones ;)”

forkarrie: "Lady M Ends the Racist Reign in Spain"

“MO did not end racism in Spain. She just forgot to pack it.”

Granny Jan: "I Came For the Waters: I Was Misinformed"

“It looks like he waxed his chest - something that a "happy" man might do.”

Leslie: "Coming Home: a Pictorial: Update"

“Those were oil-splotch capris? I'm from Texas, and anything that looks like that is generally a holstein.”

Lynn II: "Once In a Life Time: With God’s Will and Your Vote..."

“... As for Bo and the magical *this is hard to figure out* umbrella pic, may I suggest we call it his *BARRY POPPINS* moment? LOL ;)”

Moright: "Home From Our An-Delusion Holiday"

“ that Kum-bay-ya worship site...Poor thing, she thought she had a cash-cow in Moo. She just got the cow.”

RPFreeSpeech: "Miniature Golf for a Miniature Va-cay"

“Synchronized Pointing"...they learned that at Harvard?”

Sine Qua Non: "Et tu, Brute?"

“...Has any other FLOTUS ever looked like she smelled bad?...”

srdem65: "Performance Reviews: Clowns to the Left of Me"

“The only people who "fell in love" with MO was the fawning MSM...We didn't buy the hype because they can't roll a turd in powdered sugar and make us believe it's a donut.”

The Plague Fairy: "Our Final Day of Vacay with High Societe"

“ **headsmack** That is beyond embarassing.  I never thought I'd send a plea out to Hillary Clinton about anything but..."Help! we need your pantsuits, STAT!!" “

Congratulations to August’s nominees, one and all. You have snarked your way to a shot at snarkdom’s highest honor, my coveted Golden FLOTUS. Polls will remain open until 11:59 PM EST, Wednesday, September 22; which – for “senorita pi” and any other worship-site trollers in my nest – is the last day of summer in Europe and the Middle East. For the rest of us using the Christian calendar, it’s the first day of fall in the United States of America.

As always, Chicago rules apply so vote early, vote often and remember that most elections can be bought for under a hundred bucks. Good luck and may the best snark, or at least the snarker who can mobilize the most facebook friends, win.

Changing the P-U Factor to the Pew Factor

So the Obama’s went to church yesterday. And guess what? No asteroids fell to earth, no giant cracks opened up in the earth’s surface. In fact, turns out it was a nice day. Birds were chirping and folks were strolling down the mall.

I don’t know why there was such a fuss over the O’s going to church in the first place. It’s not like they don’t go twice a year. And the Reverend Jeremiah Wright is just like an uncle to Big Guy - albeit a weird, old, estranged uncle who shouldn’t be left alone with the children.

Besides, we wore recycled: that’s worth a few points in the God-bucket right there.

Thakoon at work for the American people:

mo thakoon mo moshino

In fact, we’ve always worn recycled for going to church. All 3 times.

Moschino at Congressional speech and going to church, 2009

mo giant pink bowmichelle bo church1

Peter Soronen at Inaugural event and Easter service, 2010:

easter dress at inaugeral easter

In addition to church attendance, here are a few more things you can expect to see recycled in order to re-invigorate our base this election season, according to the LA Times:

An old cast of characters will appear in President Obama's speeches throughout the rest of the political season and beyond, an array of figures like his war veteran grandfather, his resourceful single mother and his physically disabled yet triumphant father-in-law.

Also appearing will be Barack Obama himself — not just the president intent on explaining his policies and plans, but also the man who introduced himself and his life story to Americans two years ago.

Wow! I mean just wow!

Has it really only been 2 years?

And just look how those girls have grown!


Got to run. Busy planning our farm-to-table luncheon.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Our First Post-Partisan, Post-Racial President

shoes Big Guy with his Red Queen at the Black Congressional Caucus Dinner

“The last election was a changing of the guard - now we need to guard the change.”

Isn’t it just like Big Guy? Keeping the Dream alive at the Black Congressional Caucus Awards dinner last night:

Which Dream might that be? Martin Luther King’s Dream?

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation were they will not be judge by the color of their skin but by the content of their character ."

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Uh, no, not that one. The other one; where women and minorities are  perpetual victims of “rich white people” in America.

"As has been true with other recessions, this one came down with a particular vengeance on African-American communities,"

redguns Feeling your pain…

He reminded his audience last night that keeping control out of the hands of the Republicans (rich white people) is as important as the grassroots efforts that drove the civil rights movement; that making sure rich white people don’t get the keys back is equivalent to integrating schools and doing away with Jim Crow laws.

“Everything we’re for, our opponents have spent two years fighting against...They’ve said no to unemployment insurance. No to middle class tax cuts. No to small business loans. No we can’t. That’s their motto.”

So, hot on the heels of his post-partisan speech to the Hispanic Congressional Caucus ("But don't forget who is standing with you, and who is standing against you. ... ) Big Guy once again exhorted his troops to pull together, because Republicans (rich white people) have "a plan to turn back the clock on all the progress we’ve made."

Curiously, The Christian Science Monitor just released a report which indicates that Big Guy  has actually impaired race relations since he took office! Go figure: we finally elect our first Black, post-racial, post partisan President, and people are still unhappy! Boy, we just can’t win with the hand we’ve been dealt.

So, the O’s have studied the situation and decided to change it up a little. We’re returning to a game plan we’re familiar with: one where we can always play to our strong suit, and we always have our trump card to play. So, signing off from the Big White, where we’ll remain strong, fighting to keep our Dream alive - right through till November.

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Here’s Big Guy last night, telling the troops why we have to keep the limo we rode in on: