Monday, December 1, 2014

Heart of Darkness: From Georgetown to Ferguson

You remember this article - Style, elegance and her mother's winning smile: How Malia Obama, 16, is turning into a Michelle Jr.from the Daily Mail?

Well, here’s why - she comes by it naturally!  Just look at this photo of Malia’s Mom (Princeton ‘85) and Grandma enjoying the Princeton women’s basketball game against American University last week:

like mother like daughter

The girls come from a long line of charmers, which explains their natural teen angst on display at the turkey pardoning event – which we need not discuss again. It’s just their heritage.

turkey gif with bo and gilrs

The Obama/Robinson gals went to cheer on Lady M’s niece, Leslie Robinson, who plays basketball for the Princeton Tigers (Shout out and big thanks for the legacy admission to Auntie MO!).

2373068000000578-2846905-image-89_1416811718418 Wait - aren’t legacy admissions part of that whole white-privilege thing?

Princeton won, of course  – Ivy League rules!

For his holiday family bonding photo op Big Guy took the girls to a book store in Georgetown on small business Saturday to pick up a stack of books hand selected by key Big White staffers.

239A077800000578-2854581-image-9_1417310239484Smile like you mean it this time girls!

Included in the 17 books on the Presidential shopping list was Joseph Conrad’s classic Heart of Darkness which prompted someone at Vox to wonder:

I would be very curious to know who in the Obama White House has taken an interest in reading about colonial depravation and horror in 19th-century sub-Saharan Africa.

Indeed, what significance could possibly be implied from the fact the President of the United States is reading a dystopian tale? ex-terrrr-min-ate!2..

I mean, he’s got the Ferguson thing completely under control:

Obama is then scheduled to meet with local and national civil rights leaders.

Civil rights leaders like race-pimp Al Sharpton, no doubt.


“We lost the round, but the fight ain’t over. You won the first round, Mr. Prosecutor, but don’t cut your gloves off, ‘cause the fight’s not over. Justice will come to Ferguson.” - Al Sharpton, race hustler, drug dealer, tax cheat, community agitator and carpet bagger.

Perhaps equally concerning, or at least telling, were other staff book selections such as:

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande (non-fiction, about aging, death, and end-of-life care) – can you say “death panels”?

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune Truth and Faith in The New China, by Evan Osnos – because fortune, truth and faith have left this country

And these, in the Children’s Books category:

Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business, by Barbara Park – “monkey business” – really!?!

Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, by Barbara Park – spoiler alert: it’s coming from all the bodies stuffed under the bus.

A Barnyard Collection: Click, Clack, Moo, and More, by Doreen Cronin – no comment

Deja Moo

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