Tuesday, February 14, 2012

St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, without all the messy blood

Do you want to see how creative Lady M is?

Who else would think of taking a lovely, lady-like multi-print wrap dress like the one Lady M wore for her pre-Winter Holiday interview with Barbara Walters:


…and think of teaming it up with black over-the-knee boots to create a totally new look? Well, Lady M, that’s who! She wore this creative ensemble yesterday, appropriately enough, for the presentation of medals to the winners of the 2011 National Medal of Arts and Humanities.

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How cute is that? And how cute are BO and MO, our Valentine’s sweethearts couple of the year?

You may not remember the Barbara Walters interview, because it aired just two days before Christmas, but this was the highlight of the interview:

Barbara Walters, ABC News: "Mrs. Obama, you've recently said something that I thought was very interesting for other women to hear. You said 'you put your own self highest on your priority list.' That sounds selfish?"

Michelle Obama: "No, no, it's practical. It's something that I found I needed to do for quite some time, even before the presidency. And I found it other women, in similar situated balancing career family, trying to do it all and a lot of times we just slip pretty low on our own priority list because we're so busy caring for everyone else. And one of the things that I want to model for my girls is investing in themselves as much as they invest in others."

Lady M sort of blurted out the secret to her success: a little “me” time. I’ll bet women all across the country were grateful for the advice.

Anyway, yesterday’s event honored many special Americans who have excelled in the Arts and Humanities: I doubt you’ve ever heard of most of them other than Al Pacino, who won because he contributed generously to our HOPE and CHANGE campaign, and we’re hoping for an equally generous donation for our WTF campaign.

In awarding the medal to Al, Big Guy cited his "signature intensity as an actor".

That “intensity” sure seems to  have taken it’s toll: Al is starting to look more like an old Sean Penn or Peter Faulk (RIP) than a young Al Pacino.


Butt Big Guy has always admired the “intensity” of Al’s characters:

the_godfather_movie_image_al_pacino__3_[2]"All my life I kept trying to go up in society. Where everything higher up was legal. But the higher I go, the crookeder it becomes. Where the hell does it end?"  …Michael Corleone

I don’t think I care to answer that question, butt I think we all know.

And I should mention that there’s truth to the rumor that Pacino has already been chosen to play Big Guy in the movie about his presidency:

Sh Pacino

One last thing: Big Guy went to lecture some college students in Virginia yesterday; to fire them up and enlist them in his  class war  fight to make sure everyone in America get’s a fair deal, pay’s his fair share and gets a fair shot.

when did it last workAsk yourself this kids: “ When did America last work?”

I’ve got to run now - I’m working on a special companion site to support our Truth Team.

So you all have a Happy Valentine’s Day! Please help yourself to one of my chocolates, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow.


P.S. And let’s pause a moment to remember all the victims of the 1929 Chicago St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: in which Al Capone machine gunned down all of his competition to emerge as Chicago’s new Mob Boss. And while Big Guy is from Chicago, and is a big fan of how Michael Corleone settled all “family business”, this year’s Valentine’s Day massacre was a bloodless coup.

Linked By: Larwyn’s Linx on Doug Ross@Journal, Thanks!