Michelle Obama released her official White House portrait today, and it´s hard to miss the photo´s most prominent feature: her bangs. The 49-year-old fashion-forward first lady debuted the bangs in January, sending the Internet into a frenzy. She recently told TV host Rachael Ray that the bangs were her version of a "mid-life crisis." The new portrait, taken in the Green Room of the White House on Feb. 12, shows
Comments: Holy Mackerel Andy....last time I saw a mouth like that, it had a hook in it.. But seriously, given what the photographer had to work with, it ain´t that bad...
OK. The bangs make her nose look wider and blobbier and her face doughier. She can no longer let a sweep of hair cover that her "Little (right) Eye". And she generally looks older and more common. If that is possible.
And she´s now stuck with all those bange wigs of different lengths. Just when the closet floor was so cluttered...
I´m told that Jerry Springer has a recurring theme show where black tranny hookers come on, wearing the same kind of wig Michelle has chosen to wear. And she is built like many of those Jerry Springer tranny guests. geez.
Maybe it´s just me, but doesn´t this whole dog and pony show bother anyone else? I don´t care how flattering her bangs or sleeves are, or how the photgrapher did a reasonably good job given the subject. The country is going through the toughest economic times since the Great Depression; we are being invaded by foreign nationals who are taking our jobs, medical care, educational opportunities and promise to skew our elections; our national defense is being gutted; we no longer have a reasonable expectation of representation at the federal level; we have certifiably liars, loons and buffoons at our highest cabinet levels; we have a president who is either complicit or indifferent to our suffering and in the midst of all of this insanity, Michelle unveils her self-portrait after flying back from her annual, taxpayer funded, ski trip to Aspen and her husband´s taxpayer funded $1M plus three day golf weekend. I wish I could say that this is a Marie Antoinette level of disengagement and disinterest, but even poor Marie cared more. This is more like Nero.
I do not like this woman, not one bit. But this picture of her is good, as far as pictures go. If she would just dress and look this way when she is on official White House business, she would be MUCH less of an embarrassment. A quiet dress with no wide and high belt, pearls (not a chunky African necklace), a nice hair style and an actual smile on her face. Even her nails are toned down and nicely done, with no loud jewelry. This picture doesn´t make me cringe.
I just love reading all the oozing up to Moo trash being written when the truth is that the woman is repulsive and a single look at her is enough to put any need to find a word beyond "ugly" to describe her. Whe really does her in is that she´s ugly from the inside out and it shows. I don´t care which sleaze designer she favors, they can hang anything on her and it won´tl change mean, nasty, cheap, and classless. In a woman like this pig, it´s inbred.
I´d rather read her answers to why she no longer has a law degree and about 50 more questions that were inspired after reading her Princeton thesis in which she makes it crystal clear that her hatred for "whitey" is real.
Man it´s a good thing that I ate a few hours ago. I am sick to death of people who fawn all over this ugly woman as if she were the next Jackie O. Say what you want about JKO but at least she was beautiful. The Wookie on the other hand is NOT a good looking woman. If beauty is in the eye of the beholder then I´m bllind as a bat and can´t hold up much.
Saudi Arabia´s warning that it will downgrade its relationship with the United States is based on a fear that President Barack Obama lacks both the mettle and the guile to confront mutual adversaries, and is instead handing them a strategic advantage. Riyadh is locked in what it sees as a pivotal battle over the fate of the Middle East with its arch-rival Iran, a country it believes is meddling in the affairs of allies and seeking to build a nuclear bomb, charges Tehran denies. The kingdom´s intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, has told European diplomats that Riyadh is contemplating a "major
QUESTION: Just to follow up on that. In terms of the president talking to Republicans, can you rule out -- there was the number two Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin, said on his Facebook page that someone in recent exchange with the president said he can´t even stand, this member of Congress, that he can´t even stand to look at the president. Can you say whether that happened? JAY CARNEY: I will say this, I spoke with somebody who was in that meeting and it did not happen. QUESTION: Did the White House speak to Senator Durbin about this? CARNEY: I
Actor John Cusack appears in a video released Wednesday by a coalition of anti-surveillance groups, saying, "in the surveillance state, democracy itself is dead." Cusack, who recently portrayed Richard Nixon in the film "The Butler," was joined in the video by documentary filmmaker Oliver Stone, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg and others to denounce dragnet phone and Internet surveillance by the National Security Agency. Cusack warns that the NSA programs, first exposed in June by whistle-blower Edward Snowden, affect "average citizens not suspected of a crime." Drawing a parallel to the Nixon administration´s covert surveillance of political enemies, the
As the election returns began to trickle in last November, Louis Ortiz, a laid-off telephone man from the Bronx, bit his nails, squeezed his eyes shut and prayed like he’d never prayed before.(snip) If Barack Obama’s presidency has directly benefited an individual American in any real, tangible way, it’s Ortiz, whose resemblance to the president has delivered him from unemployment and near pennilessness to a relatively lucrative career as an Obama impersonator— “Bronx Obama.” For Ortiz, a second Obama term means a second lease on life, giving him another four years in which to parlay Obama’s political success into his own economic
Posters promoting a new line of cigarettes featured pictures of monkeys dressed as news reporters, declaring "Africa is coming!" The cigarettes are part of a new This Africa line. The company, KT&G, says they contain African tobacco roasted and dried in a traditional fashion. The cigarette packets contain images of monkeys roasting tobacco. "We are deeply offended by KT&G´s shameless and insulting use of this mocking imagery," said the African Tobacco Control Alliance in a statement calling for the withdrawal of the ad campaign, saying it was "at a minimum culturally insensitive
The troubled launch of Democratic President Barack Obama´s healthcare website could give Republicans a chance to regain some of the political ground they lost during the recent government shutdown, Republican Senator John McCain said on Monday. The Arizona senator, a vocal critic of conservative Republicans who held up government funding for 16 days while demanding changes to Obama´s healthcare law, said the federal shutdown was devastating to many people in his state. Republicans "have our work cut out for us" to improve their image after polls indicated that more Americans blamed them for the fiscal impasse, he said. But the problems associated
U.S. and Israeli officials differed over Iran´s nuclear programme on Wednesday as Israel called for its effective dismantlement and the United States suggested safeguards could show that it is peaceful rather than military. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke as they began talks ostensibly about Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations but which appeared likely to be overshadowed by Iran. "Iran must not have a nuclear weapons capability, which means that they shouldn´t have centrifuges (for) enrichment, they shouldn´t have a plutonium heavy-water plant, which is used only for nuclear weapons," Netanyahu told reporters. "They should get rid of
Bob Beckel, a liberal co-host of Fox News’ The Five, said he received an angry phone call from the White House after suggesting on the air that the administration enact a six-month to one-year delay of Obamacare’s individual mandate due to the problems afflicting the online exchanges. “I got a call from somebody at the White House who absolutely bludgeoned me over it,” Beckel said Tuesday. According to Beckel, a former campaign manager for Walter Mondale, he told the unnamed White House staffer that the dysfunctional website is frustrating potential customers and dissuading them from returning to the website.
ORLANDO, Florida - The Republican Party of Florida is describing a fundraising email sent out by U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson as "unacceptable and deplorable."(snip)In a statement, Republican Party of Florida chairman Lenny Curry demanded that state Democrats condemn Grayson for making the comparison between the Klu Klux Klan and the Tea Party. Grayson said in a statement released Wednesday that Tea Party members have a record of making racist remarks. Grayson says "if the hood fits, wear it."
A group of Australian Muslims has been accused of a sectarian attack on an American group during this year’s Haj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, which ended on October 16. The Americans, who are Shiite Muslims from Detroit, claim they were assaulted and threatened by a group of Lebanese-Australian Sunni Muslim men in a campground in Mina, near Mecca, where pilgrims stay to fulfil their religious obligations. Tensions between Shiite and Sunni Muslims around the world have been rising as a result of the civil war in Syria, which pits the government, backed by Shiite Iran and the Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah
Starbucks is suing a coffee vendor in Bangkok for using a logo curiously similar to the coffee giant’s. Starbung — owned by 43-year-old Damrong Maslae — employs a green-and-white insignia featuring stars and a moon with a smiling figure at the center. Starbucks filed a cease-and-desist letter on Oct 17th last year, requesting the vendor to stop usage of the logo. Maslae and his brother ignored the warning and proceeded to display their Starbung logo on shirts, stickers and wrappers
A judge has refused to dismiss a federal lawsuit accusing Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of discriminating against and mocking a disabled staffer — charges the Texas Democrat denies. The two-year old suit, first reported by The Washington Times in 2011, was filed by former legislative director Mona Floyd, who declined to comment Tuesday.(snip) “I don’t care anything about your disability,” the complaint quotes the congresswoman as saying. Mrs. Jackson Lee’s legal team sought to have the complaint dismissed, arguing in part that actions concerning her staff are protected under the Speech or Debate clause of the Constitution. In a lengthy ruling, the judge
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that he is considering running for another term in 2016, when he would be 80 years old. "I´m seriously thinking about maybe giving another opportunity for you to vote for or against me in a few years from now," McCain said on KFYI-AM in Phoenix. "I´m seriously giving that a lot of thought." [1-minute sound bite] Asked by host Barry Young to clarify if he was saying he might run again, McCain said: "That would not be wrong." The New York Times´s Mark Leibovich, who is in Arizona following McCain, first tweeted the news.
On Sunday night, I wrote a short post soliciting stories from my readers about how Obamacare has already immediately impacted their lives. I asked that all of these emails be directed to ObamacareMakesMeSick@Yahoo.com. I expected a response; I didn’t expect it to be quite so overwhelming. Over the last 24 hours, my inbox has been flooded with hundreds of emails. What you’ll read in this post represents a portion of them. I’m only one guy (with a fulltime job and twins) — I wasn’t able to go through every single message just yet. Some, I left out because the information
Does President Obama belong on the same list as John Kennedy and Bill Clinton when it comes to presidents who are sex symbols? That’s what Entertainment Tonight reporter Rocsi Diaz thinks. First Lady Michelle Obama chuckled and smiled as Diaz asked her what it’s like to be married to someone who’s seen by many women as a “sex symbol,” in an interview that aired Tuesday evening. “He’s got a little swag, you know, that’s okay,” the first lady said. “I’m proud of him. He’s a stylish man who is healthy and he’s smart and he’s passionate and he’s inspiring. And
That was America standing behind President Obama in the Rose Garden this week as he stammered, and droned on and on, trying to explain away the epic disaster that Obamacare has become even before it has begun “About three weeks ago, as the federal government shut down,” he began.Expectant and hopeful, America stood tall on the steps behind him for as long as she could. She was proud and gazed at the nation’s new top health care provider proudly. But as the excuses and mistruths mounted and the barrage of words rolled on and on and on, she could not
A federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a case that could fatally cripple the Obamacare health insurance law. The Affordable Care Act forbids the federal government from enforcing the law in any state that opted out of setting up its own health care exchange, according to a group of small businesses whose lawsuit got a key hearing Monday in federal court. The Obama administration, according to their lawsuit, has ignored that language in the law, enforcing all of its provisions even in states where the federal government is operating the insurance marketplaces on the error-plagued Healthcare.gov website. Thirty-six states chose not to
Healthcare insurance executives were received at the White House today — but not to confront President Obama about the flub-ridden exchange launched on Oct. 1. Instead, the CEOs of Aetna, Humana, CareFirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Health Net, Inc., Health Care Services Corporation, Independence Blue Cross, America’s Health Insurance Plans, Molina Healthcare, Centene Corp., Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Wellpoint and Kaiser Permanente got to meet with Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. Meanwhile, on the Hill, Pelosi brushed off the tech implosion as something they just have to be able to fix because she doesn’t want to
After a shutdown fight that had Republicans in Congress taking sides against one another, the Senate minority whip put out a plea for unity today in the form of a Fox News op-ed. “In recent weeks, the national media have been obsessed with highlighting divisions and disagreements among Republicans on Capitol Hill. It’s time for GOP lawmakers to remind the American people of what unites us,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) wrote. “Republicans are united in our desire to dismantle President Obama’s health care law and replace it with patient-centered alternatives that reduce costs, expand quality insurance coverage, and improve access to
On Wednesday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) revealed that he was working on a bill to delay the Obamacare individual mandate. He said in late September that he would support efforts to delay the individual mandate, but this is the first time that Manchin has signified that he will lead a legislative effort toward such a delay. Manchin’s spokesperson, Jonathan Kott, said Manchin will not back Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) proposal for an indefinite delay to work out insurance exchange glitches, but that he would instead work on a bill “to delay the pena
Juan Williams has a clear grip on responsibility for the failure of a program that got passed in Congress with no Republican votes, and implemented with no Republican management in a Democratic administration. Williams claims that the White House would have delayed the rollout of ObamaCare’s exchanges except for the opposition of the GOP to the program as a whole. As a result, Williams argues, Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius had no choice but to lie about the exchanges and let it unfold. Come on — you knew the media would eventually get around to this argument. You just didn’t
A top Senate Democrat said that a leading House Republican told President Obama that they could not ´even stand to look at you´ during negotiations over the government shutdown. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said in a Facebook post that the alleged confrontation happened during a meeting between Republicans and the president. "Many Republicans searching for something to say in defense of the disastrous shutdown strategy will say President Obama just doesn´t try hard enough to communicate with Republicans," Durbin said. "But in a ´negotiation´ meeting with the president, one GOP House Leader told the president: ´I cannot even stand to
President Barack Obama didn´t know of problems with the Affordable Care Act´s website -- despite insurance companies´ complaints and the site´s crashing during a test run -- until after its now well-documented abysmal launch, the nation´s health chief told CNN on Tuesday. In an exclusive interview with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, CNN´s Dr. Sanjay Gupta asked when the President first learned about the considerable issues with the Obamacare website. Sebelius responded that it was in "the first couple of days" after the site went live October 1. "But not before that?" Gupta followed up. To which Sebelius replied,
More than 700 websites have been created with names playing off of Obamacare or Healthcare.gov, making it likely that some Americans will mistakenly hand over private information to unknown third-parties. For instance, there is a website — www.obama-care.us — that brands itself as part of the "Obamacare enrollment team," directs people to an "Obamacare enrollment form" and asks users for their name, address, Social Security number and other contact information. According to a counter at the bottom of the page, more than 3,000 people have visited obama-care.us.