Saturday, August 31, 2013

What could you do with pastry sprinkles, dill pickles, shower curtains, honeycomb and $2700?

I see I’ve been remiss in keeping you up-to-date with the fashion news. In particular I note that I gave short shrift to Lady M’s new 'do, and completely failed to note the lovely frock she was wearing at the official unveiling.

1377722038_michelle-obama-articleHighlights and lowlights

It was at the screening of "The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights" last week and MO wore a show stopping, lens challenging offering from Duro Olowu.

Although the media declared the screening, part of the “MLK had a dream” week, to be the official debut of the highlights, they were previously on display at the U.S. Open, where Lady M also sported a Duro multi-print table cloth shirt:

Screenshot Studio capture #1318Can you identify the one on steroids? Hint, it’s the one that looks like a tranny. Oh, sorry, that doesn’t help does it?

Nigerian-born Duro Olowu is a lawyer turned-designer, based in London. And you can see why Duro is one of MO’s favorite designers; just like her, after getting his law degree Duro decided to go in a whole different direction, so he no longer has any use for his law license either.

Screenshot Studio capture #1317Unique in both pattern and shape, ideal for Lady M’s fashion sensibilities

If you can’t see the highlights in this picture (in Lady M’s hair I mean) don’t worry, that’s the camera’s fault: too many details to focus on. Why, the shoes alone demand your undivided attention; you just don’t see orange and purple ankle straps that often anymore. And the matching grape pedicure is just a bonus.

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Duro is known for using African patterns and colors in unique ways to create elegant and bold fashion statements. Just the ticket for Lady M’s eclectic, cosmopolitan taste – English cabbage roses with African batik! Beautiful!

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This is the prototype of the MLK week celebration frock, along side the  one-of-a-kind offering with Lady M’s customized touches:

Screenshot Studio capture #1320Duro’s famous “Roselda” dress, starts at a reasonable $2700

You may recognize some of Duro’s famous patterns and colors on clothes sported by our FLOTUS in the past. Here are some of his contributions to MO’s wardrobe, in no particular order:

untitledI know you recognize the clown dress on the left, the red and pink ensemble was, appropriately, at a reading of a Dr. Seuss book.

151964670On the campaign trail

Screenshot Studio capture #1315Leaving Chicago, Memorial Day, 2010; Duro top, nobody has claimed credit for the trousers

Screenshot Studio capture #1316African Safari trip, 2011

And finally, two more Duro designs, worn during the infamous midlife crisis bang phase:

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So what have we learned today boys and girls? We’ve learned that fashion, like art, is very much in the eye of the beholder.

mickey pants“New wave,” “fashion forward,” whatever.

calvinandhobbes_smock“Frock,” “smock” – what difference, at this point does it make?

So Lady M will be breaking out her new fall fashions soon, when she takes to the road to cram lecture sell explain to the cool college kids how cool Obamacare is and why they need to get it. Until then, please don’t take your eyes off the officially White House sanctioned and MSM designated squirrel of the moment.

AjuCskoCMAAsQqXLook mom! I can fly! And I’m going to Syria!

If you do, your gaze may be redirected to one of those phony scandals which could turn you into a blind, hate-filled racist. And that is definitely not cool.


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Friday, August 30, 2013

Obama: Dithering Narcissist, Talented Phony or Both?

Some have suggested that we have a non-serious man in charge, in a world as serious as a heart attack. Others claim that BO is a reckless narcissist, seeking to “vindicate the vanity of the President.”

Obama-guns-White-House-TwitterWho are you calling non-serious? Do you see this gun?

Actually both allegations were made by Dr. Charles Krauthammer (political commentator and psychiatrist, so qualified to make such assertions):

Into his third year of dithering, two years after declaring Assad had to go, one year after drawing — then erasing — his own red line on chemical weapons, Barack Obama has been stirred to action.

Or more accurately, shamed into action. Which is the worst possible reason. A president doesn’t commit soldiers to a war for which he has zero enthusiasm. Nor does one go to war for demonstration purposes.

Want to send a message? Call Western Union. A Tomahawk missile is for killing. A serious instrument of war demands a serious purpose.

Butt those charges are kid stuff, compared to the ego destroying allegations leveled by Dr. Thomas Sowell:

The man was indeed a very talented phony. He could convince almost anybody of almost anything — provided that they were not already knowledgeable about the subject.

He had once spoken to me very authoritatively about Marxian economics, apparently unaware that I was one of the few people who had read all three volumes of Marx’s “Capital,” and had published articles on Marxian economics in scholarly journals.

What our glib talker was saying might have seemed impressive to someone who had never read “Capital,” as most people have not. But it was complete nonsense to me.

No wait, he was talking about a phony economist there, not Big Guy.

Here’s what he had to say about BO:

The presidential gaffe that struck me when I heard it was Barack Obama’s reference to a military corps as a military “corpse.” He is obviously a man who is used to sounding off about things he has paid little or no attention to in the past. (snip)

Like other truly talented phonies, Barack Obama concentrates his skills on the effect of his words on other people — most of whom do not have the time to become knowledgeable about the things he is talking about. Whether what he says bears any relationship to the facts is politically irrelevant.(snip)

A talented con man, or a slick politician, does not waste his time trying to convince knowledgeable skeptics. His job is to keep the true believers believing. He is not going to convince the others anyway.

love you backPreaching love to the choir

Thus, Dr. Sowell points out, whenever Big Guy decrees something with his cocksured conviction to be absolutely true, he is “convincing” to the uninformed. As he was with the promise of millions of “shovel ready” jobs in return for a trillion dollar stimulus plan. Turns out (ha!) they weren’t so shovel ready after all. Who knew?

Well, according to Dr. Sowell, everyone who knew anything about what was required, thanks primarily to government regulation, to actually get that shovel in the ground.

Only about a year or so after his big spending programs were approved by Congress, Barack Obama himself laughed at how slowly everything was going on his supposedly “shovel-ready” projects.

One wonders how he will laugh when all his golden promises about ObamaCare turn out to be false and a medical disaster. Or when his foreign policy fiascoes in the Middle East are climaxed by a nuclear Iran.

One can only imagine the number of shovel ready jobs associated with the phony promises of Obamacare,

obamacare shovel ready 

Not to mention the shovel ready potential of phony foreign relations policies of a phony Nobel Peace Prize winner:

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So it looks like we’re off to lob some missiles into Syria all by our lonesome, as the British are not coming after all. Thank goodness we can still count on the moral support of the frogs.

surrender-monkeyThe cheese eating surrender monkeys have got your back Barrack. I hope that’s not racist.

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Screenshot Studio capture #1312I’m Barack Hussein Obama, and I approve this message. Want to make something of it?

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Guns Along the Potamac: A Shot and a Bow


Screenshot Studio capture #1310He prefers a bow to a shot, butt with a “shot across the bow” you get both.

As Obama advised his fan club from the Situation Room (PBS’s and CNN’s, not Val-Jar’s) last night, we’re definitely, going to do something; maybe.

“We are saying, uh, in a clear, uh, and decisive, uh, but very limited way we sent a shot across the bow saying “stop doing this” that could have a very positive impact on our national security in the long term…”

A “shot across the bow;” a clear, decisive and very limited response…butt we’re not interested in regime change. Wow! It sounds like Big Guy’s gone from a pout to a full-out frown with somebody in Syria’s use of chemical weapons.


I’m wondering if he might be interested in making that “perfectly clear” because so far, it’s about as clear as a double espresso. And it’s the sort of action that’s been know to start World Wars when major military powers are lined up on opposite sides of the equation. You know, like we do now.

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So stand by: action figures to follow. The Commander-in-Chief, who never liked it when others played with them, is playing with his war toys again. And a harsh stare is sure to follow.

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One U.S. official who has been briefed on the options on Syria said he believed the White House would seek a level of intensity “just muscular enough not to get mocked” but not so devastating that it would prompt a response from Syrian allies Iran and Russia.

Could I make a few recommendations, given the objective? First I’d advise against using the Star Wars light saber. While it does look awesome wielded by the CIC,


once it’s knocked out of his hands by one little karate chop, it leaves the Big Guy looking, well, let’s just say than presidential.


Now a marshmallow cannon, on the other hand, may be just the ticket:


It’s the MP007 marshmallow cannon. It makes a big noise butt lands with a soft thud that startles the enemy. And so simple even a caveman can use it:

bo extreme marshmallow cannon

Butt wait! I’m not done yet! If a harsher statement is required, the MP007 can easily be converted to a fully operational potato cannon! That’s right: it uses 100% renewable ammo. And Lady M has indicated a willingness to convert her organic Garden of Good and Evil to the  production of ammo for this just war, if need be.

Screenshot Studio capture #1307Lady M displays the “Little Boy” and “Fat Man” potato bombs she’s been growing


seriously, do we have anything besides sweet potatoesThe bomb harvest is prepared for storage, in the event of a long, cold, nuclear winter

Immediately the anti-potato war squad expressed their displeasure with Big Guy’s plan.

c3e8bda34727340f4c4571dd6c823b34“No Potatoes For Oil!”

Even potatoes’ greatest enemy has weighed in (so-to-speak) on the potential potato attack:

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I feel compelled to remind everyone however that the enemy will most likely be outfitted with more conventional weapons.

Screenshot Studio capture #1309I’m not sure this is going to be a fair match

So, while we’re waiting for the Constitutional Law Professor to sort out the constitutional requirements of going to war without Congress’ authorization allow me to provide a brief recap of the highlight from yesterday’s MLK memorial: Lady M’s new frock: an embellished Tracy Reese original in scarlet and black.

Obligatory pit shot

“Embellishments” include beaded flowers,


a small back bow and black crinolines.

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And as many of you have noted, Lady M has now officially lost the “bangs” due to increasing sensitivity to the drums of war that are pounding along the Potomac. Developing…

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Obama Transforms “I have a dream” Into “Dreams From My Father”

I wasn’t going to comment on the bizarro performance by Miley Cyrus at the MTV awards show, butt this morning I asked myself, “should I be the only person exercising such restraint?”

mileyDaddy’s little skank: nice job Billy Ray

Especially when I found out that her performance was not only raunchy, butt racist as well. Who knew that twerking – or, “is that what the kids are calling it these days?” – was okay for black performance artists, butt not for white skanks? I guess we all need to be even more sensitive to these things, lest we risk offending our African American brothers and sisters; who are apparently once-again-oppressed, even in the Age-of-Obama.

So as you can see, Miley’s racist act was especially offensive, coming practically on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous “I have a dream” speech.

So in an attempt to make reparations for Miley’s offense against the race baiters, I will spend a few minutes today commemorating the sentiments of the truly inspirational Dr. Martin Luther King. While doing so, I will also take the opportunity to reflect on just how far we’ve come from the dream he spoke of so eloquently 50 years ago today.

“When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men -- yes, black men as well as white men -- would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

50 years hence, make that the “ unalienable rights of life, liberty, and EBT cards, Obamaphones, condoms and healthcare insurance in your pursuit of happiness.”


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

Unfortunately, 50 years hence, when people dare judge one his brothers strictly by the content of his character,


they are called racists.

“I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”

Unfortunately, 50 years hence, the glory of the Lord has been deemed inappropriate for public consumption.

wtc-crossRegardless of it’s provenance

crosstreetsWe seem headed in opposite directions

“This will be the day, this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning "My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my father's died, land of the Pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring!"

Unfortunately, 50 years hence, the Pilgrims have been exposed as narrow minded bigots who stole the land that this country was founded on from the Indians, excuse me, from the “Native Americans.

pilgrimsPilgrims: white men, responsible for all the trouble in the world

“Let freedom ring. And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring -- when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children -- black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics -- will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

Alas! 50 years hence, we are free of the bounds of slavery, segregation (other than self-inflicted) institutional injustice and oppression,. There are no more “Whites only” signs. Now, not only is “a Negro in Mississippi” free to vote, he’s free to do so as often as he wants.

voter-id-statsWe don’t want to inconvenience anyone by making them get an ID, unless they want to buy cigarettes, Sudafed or nail polish remover. 

“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.”

Dr. King would no doubt be disappointed to discover, 50 years hence, that not only are many of his supposed acolytes drinking from that “cup of bitterness and hatred,” butt that the “high plane of dignity and discipline” has been reduced to race baiting.

I can’t imagine that he’d be pleased to find out that everything he stood for and fought for in the pursuit of equality has devolved into racial identity politics. And along with that devolution racism, too, has reversed poles so that now we’re right back where we started except on the other side. As Doonesbury foresaw:

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“How do I  bring people together? How? Maybe a luau of some kind. What is it Campbell?”

“I just met with the African American Student Council, sir…”

“Great, a new separatist demand, right?”


“I don’t get it, Campbell. The Black students now have separate dorms, fraternities, cafeteria tables, student center, studies program and graduation. After 25 years of intensive, progressive action in pursuit of racial justice at this college, we’ve managed to produce a fully segregated campus. *sigh* What a legacy I’ve created. And to think I marched with Dr. King in Selma.”

“So what is it now?”

“Um…the kids want their own water fountains.”

Black Conservative Water Fountain

We’ve come a long way, baby. We now have a black and white president who drinks black beer and white beer:

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…and a country that wants separate drinking fountains again.


God bless you Dr. King. I see in your honor today dozens lined up to rail against the ongoing injustice in America, rather than to honor the distance we’ve traveled at your behest.  A pox upon the house of these race baiters. That was never a part of your dream for your children.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Syria: “Rhetorical Flourishes” and Other Wag the Dog Strategies

Syriusly? How do you expect us take the use of chemical weapons in Syria seriously when our own Ambassador to the UN doesn’t find it serious enough to forgo a comedy film festival? 

I completely understand: Charlie Chaplin is revered by fans of the comedic clown meme, as well as fellow travelers:

“The Charlie Chaplin Film Festival honours the pioneering spirit of a great filmmaker and advocate for social change.”

So you could hardly expect our country’s self-appointed expert on genocide and Nobel Prize winner to tear herself away from a film festival where her husband, Cass Sunstein, was scheduled to share his wisdom with a pack of clown fans.

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Certainly not just because the UN decided to call an emergency meeting of the Security Council to discuss Syria’s use of chemical weapons on their own people. After all, they should already know how she feels about genocide (frowned upon) and the use of force against Syria (Smile).

And it’s not like Sam had abandoned her job responsibilities altogether, she did weigh in with this tweet:

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Nor is it like we don’t have a long tradition around here of maintaining a healthy balance between work and family time. For example, back in 2009, when the Christmas Day “panty bomber” (h/t: Mark Steyn) tried to blow up Northwest flight 253 over Detroit, Michael Leiter, then director of the National Counterterrorism Center, continued his 6 day ski vacation rather than returning to the Center to run the show. And he did so with the blessing of his White House boss, who said he deserved a vacation. Besides, have you seen the price of lift tickets since 2009?

And Big Guy understood perfectly; after all, he was in Hawaii himself on Winter Holiday, and it took him 4 days before it was convenient possible to finally issue his heartfelt response to the first terrorist threat under his watch, saying “don’t worry, lone wolf, system worked perfectly.” (That would be the system designed to have a brave Dutch citizen sitting within proximity of any would be underwear bombers on US commercial aircraft, who is willing to tackle the bomber and put out the fire in his pants).


This of course settled the nerves of U.S. travelers flying home from their Christmas visits; well, except for those who had to depart between December 25 and December 29.

Anyway, they say that this type of work ethic can only come from the top down; I can assure you that’s the case around here. The misplaced myth of the work ethic placing work responsibilities ahead of personal responsibilities has finally been busted. We now have a kinder, gentler sensitivity: work plays second fiddle to the more important aspects of life such as vacation, travel, recreation, and the all important me-time.


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We believe in working smarter, not harder:

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So, bottom line: no problemo with Sam being in Ireland when the UN Security Task force decided to take no action, at the insistence of Russia and China.

We may or may not wait for UN authorization (like we did with George W. Bush); it all depends on what your meaning of the term “red line” is. John Bolton said Big Guy’s remark about the red line was more of a “rhetorical flourish” than a well thought out foreign relations strategy. Still, we’ve got a lot of “phony scandals” to content with around here, so it may well be time to wag the tale of that Syrian dog anyway.

I don’t believe even Bill Clinton or  George W. Bush ever went to war over a “rhetorical flourish.”

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