Did you watch the televised coverage of the first night of the Democratic National Convention? I did! Now, full disclosure, though I’m sure you guys already know this — I am far-left-leaning lady, and while I’m no fan of the two-party system, I’m obviously more inclined to agree with the Democratic Party’s platform. I’m a progressive — pro-choice, pro-marriage equality, pro-immigration, etc. — and my opinions on what’s said at the RNC and DNC reflect those beliefs. But politics aside… Keep reading »
The look on President Obama’s face as he and his daughters watch First Lady Michelle Obama deliver her speech (which she wrote!) at the Democratic National Convention tonight says it all: “You got this, babe.” Michelle Obama absolutely knocked it out of the park and her husband looks proud indeed. More on the DNC first thing tomorrow, but I couldn’t resist posting this now. Night y’all!
Plenty of absurd things are “artsy,” like crafting Jesus on the cross out of elephant feces or giving birth inside an art gallery as a live action installation. But a drawing of Michelle Obama topless on the cover of Spain’s Magazine de Fuera de Serie is plain old tasteless. In my opinion, they have every right to depict her artistically, even in poor taste. But that doesn’t mean they should do it. Keep reading »
Crazy scary news out of Washington, D.C. this morning. A cop who worked as a motorcycle escort for White House officials and other dignitaries is currently under investigation for allegedly being overheard making threatening comments toward Michelle Obama, say police officials.
The officer was allegedly discussing other threats to the Obamas with members of his unit and said he would shoot the First Lady … Then whipped out his cellphone to show other officers a picture of the gun he’d shoot her with! Completely insane! And it gets even more mind-boggling. Read more…
Allow me to go out on a limb and suggest that the Obamas have got to be the most in love couple ever to live in the White House. I mean, I know I wasn’t around for the vast majority of our country’s history, and there isn’t digital evidence of many prior presidents and their wives flirting, but still. Just watch this video of Barack and Michelle Obama telling the story of their first date. Politics aside, these two are adorbs. [HyperVocal]
Michelle Obama kept it classy on “The View” this morning, as always. The First Lady gamely fielded questions about the president tucking her into bed at night and whether she would ever consider running for office. (Answer: hell no!) She also discussed the continued prevalence of racism in this country. But I was most interested in hearing her discuss how the Obamas raise their daughters and make sure Malia and Sasha are happy, even with all the craziness swirling around them. “The thing I always want my girls to know is their life is good either way,” she said. “They understand their world is secure no matter what. They’ve grown to understand home is wherever we are. … Dad is always going to be Dad.” Well said. [Mediaite]
Who would Michelle Obama be if she could be someone else? Beyoncé. Just one problem: The first lady can’t sing. “Gosh, if I had some gift, I’d be Beyoncé. I’d be some great singer,” she reveals in an interview with People magazine set to hit newsstands today. “The power of music, being able to play an instrument … it looks like musicians just have the most fun.” Read more …