Tag Archives: Michelle Obama

Send Barack A Father’s Day Card … And Some Cash

Breitbart.com tipped me to something I just had to share.  Today’s Father’s Day message from First Lady Michelle Obama asks “Will you wish Barack a happy Father’s Day?”

Even if you aren’t insulted by the notion that the President is somehow your father and deserving of your appreciation on this holiday, you should be galled by the blatant cynicism of the site.  If you actually decide to give the Obama campaign the info to send the card and get put on their e-mail list, you will then be sent to a contribution form asking for a donation.  Apparently your holiday wishes aren’t sufficient.

Advertisements

Soylent Green Is… Pink?

In the classic futurist film “Soylent Green“, Charlton Heston plays a detective on the trail of an elusive murderer.  In 2022, massive corporations like Soylent Industries manufacture processed foods for the masses.  Heston finds himself investigating the execution of a Soylent executive while uncovering a government conspiracy around the source of the food supply.  Earth has become massively overpopulated, outstripping the ability to grow enough food.  Where do they get the food?  And what is the “special ingredient” in Soylent Green that makes it so much better than the other varieties.  Apparently the secret is worth killing over and Heston’s character is determined to uncover it.

So, maybe you are wondering why I decided to bring up this 1973 sci-fi classic.  I thought that with all of Michelle Antoinette Obama’s preaching on the benefits of healthier school lunches and salad bars in soldier’s mess halls, maybe we might take a look at what her husband’s government is putting into our children’s food.

That’s right folks – pink slime.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is buying 7 million pounds of this processed meat product for use in school lunch programs this year.  What you see above is an amonia-washed mixture of miscellaneous trimmings, sinew, and “other” left over after the commercially useable pieces of the cow are harvested.  This is the stuff they can’t even use for pet food.

Actually, the product isn’t new.  Fast food chains used to use a lot of this stuff until consumer groups launched campaigns that led to its removal.  Reports say that many bargain and house brands of ground beef can contain as much as 15% slime.  However, former USDA scientists and food safety experts have warned that pink slime is a “high risk” product.  The whistleblowers have gone so far as to call the use of the term “food” in regards to slime an “economic fraud”.

We have all heard the repeated media scare stories over the increase in obesity in America.  The First Lady has gone to great lengths to raise awareness of obesity especially in children.  I applaud her for that.  However, seeing that the majority of children eat most of their meals in a government institutions now, shouldn’t she be fighting to get healthier food into the schools instead of this crap?  The average school lunch has more calories and fat than one of those evil happy meals.  We surely don’t need government agents monitoring what comes in a sack lunch from home and then forcing them to eat “chicken” nuggets.

If she really wants to make a difference, maybe she could show a leadership and make some changes at home first.

In the mean time children, remember that Soylent Green is people pink.

Los Angeles Times Calls Me A Racist

On October 24th I put up a post called Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous – Obama Edition.  In it I included two pictures from the net depicting Mr. and Mrs. Obama as the european royalty that they so frequently emulate.  I will repeat my crime in part here…

This collage is a commentary on the political tone deafness of a couple that sees themselves as greater than they are.  $4 million Christmas vacations in Hawaii, skipping state funerals of allied presidents for golf, and the gall to suggest that government should control what we eat while flying their own pizza chef in from a thousand miles away are all examples of their “let them eat cake” attitude.  Michelle Obama tells us herself in an upcoming show on Nickelodeon that “I Kind Of Like” being called “Your Excellency”.

So, why does this make me a racist?  Well it’s because the L.A. Times says so.

Well, here’s where the trouble starts.  This image (and the one of her husband) have been on the net for months – not just the Tuesday appearance at Gateway Pundit that they and Media Matters for America reference.  More disturbing is their characterization of the image and its use as racist.

“A baldly racist depiction of First Lady Michelle Obama that appeared Tuesday on a right-wing website is based on a 1775 portrait of Marie Antoinette by Jean-Baptiste André Gautier-Dagoty (1740-1786)…  The caricature of Obama as a profligate queen relies on the racist stereotype of an “uppity Negro,” which emerged among slave masters in an earlier American era.” – Los Angeles Times online edition January 5, 2012

How the L.A. Times gets racism out of self-important snobbery and elitism I am unsure.  What I am sure of is that I can make a stronger case about racist blog posts and editorial cartoons by just looking at the Times own publishing history.  The Jeff Danziger cartoon below appeared in their paper courtesy of their arrangements with the New York Times Syndicate.

Being no expert in leftist analysis of art, even I can see more racist connotations in this piece that the one the Times rails against.  Play along with me as we examine the Gone With The Wind references for traces of racist content.

  • film glamorizes the antebellum south during the Civil War
  • main characters are slave owners
  • supporting characters are slaves
  • comparison of Dr. Condoleezza Rice as a “house slave”
  • depiction of Dr. Rice speaking with caricatured slave dialect
  • Bonus: portrayal of barefoot woman nursing a child obviously sexist

What’s that?  The L.A. times, the New York Times Syndicate, and even Jeff Danziger’s own website have attempted to scrub the image from the net.  Maybe they realized that they had revealed a little too much of the modern liberal movement’s inherent racism.  So now their focus is to redefine racism; to obscure their own.  They wish to paint their political opponents with the brush that recently and appropriately “colored” themselves.  If they can do this successfully, maybe then I will actually be a racist.

(Hat tip on the L.A. Times story goes to Ace of Spades HQ.  Thanks guys.)