Saturday, June 25, 2011

Weaving and Bobbing Our Way Across Afrika



Oh my! Who put a bug up Andrew Malcolm’s butt? Did you see the cheeky article – “Michelle Obama’s magical family tour of Africa”he wrote for the LA Times?

In the photo above, the entourage has just arrived Friday in Botswana on a U.S. government plane and was greeted by some traditional dancers.

One of the male dancers  then got up close (right), to the delight of Mrs. Obama, although apparently not so much to her mother, Marian Robinson (on the left).

In Cape Town, Obama (above left) kicked a soccer ball around with some youngsters.

During their three-day South Africa trip, Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, read to some children in Johannesburg (below).

The family entourage will now disappear for a day on a private safari experience.

Boy, talk about thinly disguised snipe. What did Lady M ever do to him?


And then we got this, from Ms.NBC no less!

She said her weeklong trip to South Africa and Botswana is proof of the president's commitment to Africa.

"This trip is a reflection, a direct reflection, of his support and his interest and his view of the importance of Africa to the world and to the future of the world," she said. "That's why I'm here."

Usually amongst our most reliably supportive press, could it be that Ms.NBC didn’t realize how this statement could be misconstrued to imply that  Big Guy was a little…uh, detatched? And Lady M a little…uh, egotistical? Sort of like saying “Big Guy is too important and too busy to come himself, butt look! He sent ME! His only begotten wife!”

I’m sure they didn’t mean it that way. Because, as I mentioned, they’re usually amongst our most reliable suck ups  house organs news outlets. And we really, really depend on our reliable media:

I know it’s been a busy week for many of us. So in case you haven’t been able to keep up, here’s a brief recap, in pictures, of Lady M working her butt across the Dark Continent:

Arriving, in the dark of night:


Apartheid Museum:

South Africa Michelle Obama

Hector Pieterson Memorial


Emthonjeni Community Center


Cape Town stadium; soccer-centric:



Botswana-Baylor Adolescent Center (wearing our Gulf spill spatter pants for another painting project)

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Working the Soweto Vhuthilo Community Center in our black peplum and bob:


Oh, and don’t worry about the disappearance of the  Reverend Sharpton-esque wighat bob, which was replaced with a more natural hair weave:

Sir Seretse Khama International Airport

Lady M gave the bob to this young lady, who was – as you can see – very moved by Lady M’s generosity.

she gave her al sharpton hair away

Spew Alert!

And finally, if you, like the trolls at Fox News, think that we don’t care about protocol, take a gander at this. Ann Barnhardt featured our motivational/training poster of Lady M demonstrating  proper protocol for greeting Big Guy:


H/T: Vanderleun

Linked by: Larwyn’s Linx on Doug Ross@Journal