Saturday, November 5, 2011

Miss Piggy In Prabal Rains On Our Parade. Drip, Drip, Drip!

OMG!  I was just winding down after another week of sacrificing for the country (seriously, I don’t mind) when I ran across this:

Prabal Gurung on Photography, How to Wear Purple and Dressing Miss Piggy

My heart nearly stopped and I dropped my martinae. How had this one slipped past the Big White Official “Review” and Embargo Squad? What sort of retribution would be extracted? My first thought was to hide Little Bo in my bunker.

Imagine my relief when I clicked on the link and found out that Prabal was actually talking about another Miss Piggy - THE Miss Piggy!

MISS PIGGY IN STYLEThe original Miss Piggy dressed head to hoof in Prabal Gurung

It turns out it’s really just a fund-raising effort by the Council of Fashion Designers of America to raise money for another worthy non-profit organization: the New York Times.

Butt seriously, talk about cheesing in on Lady M’s notoriety! Not only did Miss Piggy’s handlers manage to get Prabal, one of Lady M’s favorite designers to outfit her: 

MO wears Prabal in red, yellow and frou-frou:



mo big bo

- butt they also got Miss Piggy lined up with a big spread in the November INSTYLE MAGAZINE, complete with a write-up that sounds suspiciously like Lady M’s own 5 Style Tips that I reported on just a week ago in “If it Zips it Fits.” See if you don’t agree that this is a direct rip off of MO’s stylin’ tips:


1. Style is about impressing your inner self, capturing your personal ethos, and, most importantly, spending someone else’s money. (check)

2. Being stylish means constantly maintaining your image, updating your look, and destroying old photos that show you with big hair and wearing spandex. (we’ve tried, butt that Google cache sometimes trips us up on the hair thing. Regarding the spandex: as long as it’s worn UNDERNEATH, no one around here is going to complain)

3. Always, always dress for yourself. Other wise it gets way too crowded in the dressing room. (sounds suspiciously similar to “wear what you love” to me)

4. Clothes are like friends: They should always complement your appearance. (and as long as they are both bigger than you they will)


5. Beauty is all about loving who your are. And if you have problems with that, may I suggest that you try loving who I am?  (we definitely love who we are, and expect you to as well)

Screenshot Studio capture #316  Click to view the love, Miss Piggy style

I would just note that this isn’t the first time Miss Piggy has cheesed in on Lady M’s personal sense of style either. She also started wearing Jason Wu after Lady M made him a household name:



Butt enough about Lady M: I know you’ll be happy to hear that Big Guy arrived back in Washington late last night after his dazzling performance – as usual - at the G-20. The weather didn’t cooperate, butt you just can’t extinguish that magic smile:

smilin' in the rainThe rain in Cannes falls mainly on the pain.

photo h/t Gerard: check his out

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Friday, November 4, 2011

The Sugar-High is Gone, and Were Running out of Gravy

Big Guy is hanging out at the G-20, looking all contemplative:

nose knowsThat’s not the finger he usually uses when contemplating Republicans

First he sounded like a Dutch uncle, giving the Euros some tips on how to get their financial deficit under control – which Jimmy Fallon likened to JLo getting marital advice from Kim Kardashian.

Then he switched back to his role of pretending that he can still afford to be the Candy Man in order to soak up the one thing he hasn’t gotten much of back in Washington lately - a little bit of love:

huggs for islamist turkish prezIslamist Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gets a man-hug

When he gets back to D.C. late tomorrow we’ll all just be hunkering down for awhile. Things are getting a little too warm around the Hill these days, if you catch my drift. Starting with the revelation that 1% of the Solyndra dudes got bonus payouts as the other 99% of us just got burned by the solar flare-out. Ditto on the bonuses paid to the 1% “fat as fat cat Wall Street bankers come” at Fannie and Freddie.

And then there’s that pesky subpoena that threatens to reveal other criminal evidence embarrassing details related to the Solyndra “exactly what the Recovery Act is all about” energy loan. Taken together, this is putting a lot of people around here off their good moods. And don’t even get me started on that Fast and Furious thing. Even though we finally found a fall guy in Lanny Breuer, the R-words are still clamoring for Ricky’s hide.


And now we’ve got to deal with this guy - who is this Victor Hansen Davis anyway? – criticizing Big Guy’s ladies who are out working hard on the campaign trail, working for the cause:

bo mo 2012

Recently both First Lady Michelle Obama and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis went to the key swing state of Florida to blast the president’s adversaries. For the first lady, Obama’s opponents were concerned only with “the few at the top” and care little for racial, gender, or class justice. For Solis, the sexually derogatory term “tea-bagger” summed up the wave of 2010 that for a while stopped Obama’s attempts to borrow more money in order to stimulate the moribund economy. Apparently Harry Truman’s unforeseen win in 1948 against a “do-nothing Congress” is the new model.

First of all, it’s not as if Lady M said that R-words would curb freedom of speech and religion and leave women to die on the floor – that last part can be attributed directly to the freshly re-groomed Fancy Nancy, not Lady M.

nancy p3

Sure, I know she still doesn’t look like a 21 year old, butt that last round of interventions has left her looking years younger than her friend Rosa DeLauro who’s actually 3 years younger!

nancy and rosaRosa, looking up to her senior Congresswoman idol

You have to admit, Nan doesn’t look bad for a perpetually surprised 71 year old bag lady.

nancy p

Although I understand that she’s having a little trouble with her memory:

Nancy explains that the big ol’ bag of money from the VISA IPO was not enough to sway her vote.

Steve Kroft: Why had she and her husband participated in March 2008 in “a very large” initial public offering “from Visa at a time when there was major legislation affecting credit card companies making its way through the House?”

Nancy P: “First of all, what you’re contending is not true,”  “Second of all, we are very proud of our record of what happened.”

Butt back to Lady M. She sounds a little worried that her ride on the gravy train job of sacrificing for America may be coming to an end:

“This is going to require each of you to grab somebody by the shoulders and make them understand what’s at stake; how their self-interest is directly tied … It’s up to each of you to work like you’ve never worked before…”


moGrab it while you can




mo bo sorryThe realization of what’s at stake hits home


mo tom binns necklaceSelf-interest makes your life meaningful


hulamoWorkin’ it at the US Wide-Open – and hopin’ to keep it that way

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Oakland Owies: Just Like the Tea Party?

Since Big Guy’s in Cannes with the boy:

bo timmy cannes“This noose is getting uncomfortably tight, Big Guy.”  “Better you than me, Timmy.”

today’s report is going to focus on the OWIES in Oakland. 

These OWIES are unionized, and they are now on general strike, operating with Mayor Quan’s support and endorsement. She gave all city workers (with the exception of the police and fire fighters, thank goodness!) the day off to participate in the strike which shut down the Port of Oakland. Nice touch.

When things started going south into riot-zone territory, Mayor Jean Quan seemed to be having second thoughts and tried to reign her peeps in with urgent tweets: “Call my office! Right NOW!”



That “right away!” tactic hasn’t worked for Big Guy, and apparently it didn’t work for the Oakland brain trust either. In short order, the Oakland “Teem-ster” led “protest” went all “Tea Party” on her: (photos courtesy VerumSerum)

cank of americaTake that, evil ATM! That’s what you get for taking our jobs, jobs, jobs!

killcops-500x333Exactly who are their teachers holding up as heroes these days? Eminem?

dontfwithoakland-500x333A candid photo of a future OWIE. Do you suppose this father-of-the-year is a teacher?


burnthiscity-500x749Uh, I don’t think that’s what Yeats had in mind. BTW, is that wee won aboard an $800 Bugaboo stroller? Another future OWIE.

ADDITION Occupy Wall Street OaklandOakland OWIES dressed in black and breaking windows: just like the London anarchists! How cool is that?

whole foods vandalismOh Noes! Graffiti defacing Whole Foods! This can’t be happening! Where am I going to get my organic wheat grass?

Meanwhile back at the New York birth place of the American OWIES, JWF has revealed some very disturbing facts about the POWS. Among them: the group is not only raising funds, butt using a big time Wall Street bank (recently purchased by 2 big time capitalist pigs) and using a revolutionary Marxist front (Alliance for Global Justice: non-profit of course) to manage their on line donations.

It’s hard to know what to make of all this, butt at least I think it puts me into a position to offer some fairly solid advice to this conflicted young OWIE:

college or fire depart

I’m going to say “Fire Department”.


Yep. Definitely, fire department.

6282686361_9cdb0b8c5aphotos: Golden Gate Express


PS: I thought you’d like to see Lady M at the Youth in the Arts award ceremonies. Thank goodness not all of the kids are OWIES.

mo honoring the arts

mo arts and humanities

Whoops! Someone forgot to finish painting the bottom half of the skirt. Or maybe it’s just an uncompleted photoshoppe.

H/T Doug Ross

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

“Sometimes you just have to eat your peas.”


Royal Castle Child Development Center moLady M, greeting kids with her signature 10-digit royal wave

You may have heard that Lady M was at the Royal Castle yesterday. Let me be Baccarat crystal clear on this: the press reports were NOT referring to the Big White. The “Royal Castle” is a school in New Orleans “that focuses on preschoolers from families with moderate and low incomes.” It was yesterday’s target for Lady M’s No Child’s Fat Behind empathy tour. The charming batik print top MO chose for the visit was last seen at a school in South Africa in June:

high10Double high fives in South Africa in an African themed batik

At the Royal School Lady M danced , jumped and marched with kids as their teachers and families stood around watching the spectacle.

royal castle NOLA

Which is pretty much what happened when she wore it in SA, only in different slacks, and with a soccer ball to kick around:


Let’s Move! kids - that’s one of my trademarks!

With the physical exercise was completed, Lady M began the mind-shaping portion of the program and read the children a story about why they should eat their peas.

Wait a minute; isn’t that the same story Big Guy told us last July?

walk awayBig Guy leaving his “eat their peas” press conference last July

Remember? At his “Give Peas a Chance” presser on the debt ceiling and the deficit? In between the “let me be crystal clear”s, the “millionaires and billionaires” and the “private jets” we got down to Big Guy’s deficit reduction plan: pulling off the Band-Aid and eating your peas.

Do any of you still doubt how efficient our government is? Here we have an excellent example of how consistent, co-ordinated and targeted a government-educational complex propaganda message can be. Note how it works, hand in glove; glove in your pocket. You won’t find anything this seamless outside of…well, the Soviet Union is gone so maybe ours is the premier pogrom system now.

Now, in order for you to do a little forward planning for the month: it’s official. Lady M will be accompanying Big Guy to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit which he is hosting in Hawaii on November 12.

While President Obama hosts a global economic summit for the first time this month, the first lady will take spouses of the world’s leaders to the  valley where ABC-TV’s “Lost” and the classic ”Jurassic Park” were filmed.

The last time “Lost” went head-to-head with the Won, they won and the Won lost. And given what’s transpired over the year and a half following that matchup, I’m not sure I’d introduce them into the mix again, in any guise.

I just don’t see how either the meme or the optics are going to work to our advantage:



Lost Trillions, Los Lobos, Lost Decade…

biggest loserLost-est

(Lead candidate so far: U.S. economy)

Just in case you weren’t a fan, you may be interested to note that this season is the show’s finale.


lost final season2011: the Finale

As I said, I don’t really think this is a meme we want to pick up on.

So go ahead: eat your peas.

Just remember: they’re a lot better, and a lot better for you when served with a nice big steak and baked potato.


peas out! copy

Peas Out!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Houston, We Have a Problem. Rush to Help!

mo keeping my eye on youWell this news certainly came out of nowhere! What a bombshell! I absolutely cannot believe it!

No, not the Kim Kardashian - Chris Humphries divorce announcement. As if that was unpredictable.

And no, not the recanting of last week’s Global Warming study that pronounced that debate was over - again. As if that wasn’t predictable. 

Not even the story about Herman Cain being accused of sexual harassment back in the nineties; even Clarence Thomas saw that one coming.

No, what I’m talking about is Joseph Curl’s hit piece on Lady M accusing her of being a mean angry woman. Wow! I wonder where THAT came from?

mo and carla evil eyeOh yeah, maybe here.

Just as her husband’s re-election strategy is inanely simplistic - blame the Republicans for thwarting his brilliant, economy-saving policies - so too is the first lady’s. She will go to the opulent homes of rich people across the country to tell them how rich people are to blame for America’s woes and guilt them into giving millions for her husband’s campaign.

Naturally, that got picked up by and elaborated on by none other than El Rushbo (I sure hope this doesn’t crash his server!). Normally Rush doesn’t dip his toe into my reflecting pool, butt this time it sounds like he might have taken things personally:

mo sneers

“I'm tired of being blamed, flat-out tired of having the finger pointed at me and you and everybody else who's working or trying to work or trying to get a job.  Instead, what do we do?  We're supposed to have sympathy and compassion for a bunch of whining losers!  We're supposed to feel sorry for a bunch of people who are where they are because they have chosen it.  And, as I say, their number one choice has been to vote Democrat.  You get what you pay for.”

Sure: blame the Democrats! As if they’re the ones who pushed the deficit through the roof;  the ones who are blocking drilling for domestic oil and gas, destroying jobs through oppressive regulation, trying to raise job-killing business taxes…uh, well, OK, it was. Butt that doesn’t mean they’re clueless!

bo clueless2

Even if everyone, including the WaPo, is beginning to wonder if they have a plan:

“I fear President Obama doesn’t have an economic plan at all, and that everything Republicans have said about the White House being filled with people who have never signed the front of a paycheck and don’t have a clue is completely accurate. (snip)

At this point, the Obama campaign must believe you can beat something with nothing, and the campaign is in charge.”

It’s not as if we aren’t working on our plan. Did you not get Plouffee’s email last week? Now that the team’s lack of focus seems to be effecting not only Big Guy’s popularity, butt also his secret weapon - Lady M herself – I’m sure we’ll be all over it.

I know, I know - I couldn’t believe Lady M’s poll numbers are starting to slip a bit either. We’re not panicking though, because we’re still way ahead of Big Guy. Still, we dropped 3 points since May - in a Marist poll!? We own those guys!

According to the Marist Poll released Monday, 63 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of Michelle Obama while 21 percent hold an unfavorable view of her. That’s a slight dip from six months ago when Marist last surveyed voters’ opinions of the first lady. In May, Marist found that 66 percent of voters hold a favorable view of Obama.

Don’t worry. Plouffee has a plan for this too: he’s calling it the “Occupy the White House” movement. Catchy. I’ve been assigned to work up some “Be part of the 63%”  posters.

I’ll have a chance to work on that a bit later since our day has been cut short by this dispatch from Houston: “We’ve got a problem. Mission scrubbed.”

occupy houston

No, nothing to do with the Occupy Houston crowd. Although we seem to have a problem with them too:

houston we have a prob

Our immediate problem with that leg of Lady M’s DNC campaign trip seems to have been truncated by a truculent teachers union. Wouldn’t you think they could’ve waited until after the bag lady made the pick up before protesting the inequities of the 1%? These people really need to get with the program.

“I’m with you guys, butt first I have to rake in another $200 million to make this quarter’s juice.”

So today we’ll just be hitting up the 1% of New Orleans (actually, 50% of New Orleans’ 99% moved to Houston after Katrina - there must be some kind of irony in there somewhere). Oh, and of course MO will be hosting a Let’s Move event at the Royal Castle Child Development Center since that’s why she just happened to be here in the Southern half of the fund raising belt in the first place: official No Child’s Fat Behinds business.

Anyway, I’m sure I’ll have a few pics to post from the public event (Fat Kids’ Behinds) for you tomorrow. As always, the fund raisers are embargoed to protect the guilty.

occupy nolaAt least the NOLA crowd seems to be getting down with our program. Ain’t dat right, bro?

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