The lust of avarice has so totally seized upon mankind that their wealth seems rather to possess them than they possess their wealth.
- Pliny the Elder, Roman Naturalist (23-79 A.D.)
Schadenfreude is an ugly thing, I avoid it as much as I can but I cannot lie here, it brings a smile to my face to hear reports that the Obamas are headed for divorce. That’s terrible, isn’t it? But it’s the honest truth, that’s just how I feel. Barack Obama had a monumental opportunity to be a great uniter and healer for America, but instead of uniting us, his strategy for winning elections was focused on dividing Americans and pitting us against each other. Barack Obama could have been the great uniter, but instead he has been the most divisive politician of our age. In everything he’s done as president, he has worked to place government as the all-powerful center of every aspect of our lives and then he scornfully accused any fellow American who dared disagree with him as the “enemy”.
So yeah, I will readily admit that seeing him have to divide his own house will bring me no small amount of pleasure.
Are the stories to be believed? Well, if a picture’s worth a thousand words, there’s no denying the stories told in the sequence of photos here:
Will the Obama’s become the first couple ever to go splitsville after being elected First Family? Your guess is as good as mine as to whether they stick it out, but I can tell you this, if Barack Obama does get divorced, don’t be surprised when he blames it on Bush.
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There’s been a good deal of talk over the years about how the media has pushed an unrealistic image of beauty upon women and young girls, celebrating an inordinate amount of skinny, waif-like models on screen and in print. Some would argue that this glamorization of an almost unobtainable body type can give otherwise healthy girls negative images of themselves and their bodies. (Myself personally? I kind of miss the days of “heroin chic.”)
Perhaps in response, a guy named Nickolay Lamm created a 3D model of a Barbie based on the CDC’s average measurements for nineteen-year-old women in America and then compared it with the Barbie doll girls have played with for generations.
What the heck is wrong with the classic Barbie?
Come on, Nickolay, can’t we give girls something to aspire to?
I knew a nineteen-year-old girl once whose dad’s business gave her access to daily injections of human growth hormone. The way the miracles of modern science worked on that girl were amazing. You talk about long and lean, she was it. Instead of tearing down the Barbie ideal, can’t we give all girls access to HGH just the same way Sandra Fluke would have us fund her birth control?
Okay, although I do think thigh gap is sexy in real life (and if you don’t know what thigh gap is, compare the Barbies above) I can also just as easily get into the mindset of the painters of the Renaissance, when a full figure represented health and prosperity and Botticelli’s Three Graces looked like a trio of ripe pears.
I dig the creativity of what Lamm did in creating his Barbie with a real world body, and it’s true, along with many of the females drawn in cartoons, Barbie is definitely an unrealistic ideal, but just scanning through the TV channels, there are plenty of teen and tween actresses on channels like Nickelodeon and Disney who look like healthy and realistic role models.
Whether the Barbie ideal is creating neuroses in American girls is subject to debate, but one thing I do know, First Lady Michelle Obama isn’t going around America telling girls, “Y’all need to put a little more meat on your bones!”
When the most popular seven-year-old in America is Honey Boo Boo, maybe we should worry that this whole body image thing has actually swung too far in the other direction. Don’t get me wrong, Honey Boo Boo’s a cute little kid, but she’s also a walking example of how a parent could help inflict their kid with diabetes by the time they’re teenagers.
Michelle Obama wants to use hip hop to fight childhood obesity (Heaven help us) but I think I have a better idea – parents, tell your kids, if you want us to keep paying that cell phone bill, you either play soccer or join the track team.
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Well who would have guessed it? Maybe the biggest story from the inauguration was the first lady and her new hairdo. The media was absolutely gushing:
Obama renders opinion on what he called most significant event of inaugural weekend: Michelle’s new haircut: apne.ws/11Kq4BE -RJJ
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 21, 2013
Matt Lauer: New term, new ‘do. First Lady Michelle Obama changes up her hairstyle with a bang as the final preparations are being made in Washington to host the President’s second inaugural.
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams took time out of the broadcast to provide this supposed “news” update: “First Lady Michelle Obama turned 49 today. But the big news came as the First Lady’s office inaugurated a Twitter account and sent out this picture showing the First Lady’s new bangs. Which Vanity Fair’s website instantly praised, calling them ‘featherly,’ and tracing their lineage in hair terms to Brigitte Bardot.”
White House correspondent Kristen Welker proclaimed: “The buzz over her bangs was immediate. People magazine tweeted: ‘Guess who’s turning 49 with bangs? Yep. bday girl @michelleobama debuted a fab new cut.'”
“Fab” was the exact word that came to my mind.
Hat tip to John-David.
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I took a lot of heat for my post about the Obamas entitled “Happy Fourth of July from Two People Who Despise You and the Country as a Whole.” Turns out my gut instinct and the overwhelming evidence I laid out in making this post couldn’t have been any more accurate when you hear it spoken from Neera Tanden, a former aide to both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, who had this to say about the relationship of between Bill Clinton and Obama:
“Clinton, being Clinton, had plenty of advice in mind and was desperate to impart it. But for the first two years of Obama’s term, the phone calls Clinton kept expecting rarely came. “People say the reason Obama wouldn’t call Clinton is because he doesn’t like him,” observes Tanden. “The truth is, Obama doesn’t call anyone, and he’s not close to almost anyone. It’s stunning that he’s in politics, because he really doesn’t like people. My analogy is that it’s like becoming Bill Gates without liking computers.”
This is a shocking admission when you consider that Neera Tanden not only served as a high-level aid for both Clinton and Obama but that she continues her devotion to progressive activism as president for the far-left organization Center for American Progress. As a lifelong loyalist to progressivism, in speaking her honest opinion after having worked closely for both presidents, she has now been forced to walk back those comments, but those original unguarded comments she made speak volumes about the true nature of Barack Obama.
He really doesn’t like people. Like any good tyrant, he looks down on all the little peons like you and me over which he reigns.
Looking at his history, Barack Obama sat for twenty years in a church where Reverend Jeremiah Wright preached black liberation theology (the black version of white segregationism) and railed against America as the source of all the greatest evils in the world.
Barack Obama then had that very same Reverend Jeremiah Wright marry him and Michelle, had him baptize his children and used one of Reverend Wright’s sermons as inspiration for the title of his book “The Audacity of Hope.” Then, after millions of YouTube views of the Wright gleefully celebrating the 9/11 attacks on America, in the blink of an eye, Obama renounced the kindredship between the two, throwing under the bus his pastor of twenty years.
Barack Obama married a woman who admitted during the Democrat primaries that “For the frist time in my adult life, I’m really proud of my country.”
I find it an absolute impossibility that a man could marry a woman without knowing full well that she’s never been proud of her country.
When asked why suburban voters of his own democrat party had the audacity to support Hillary by large margins over his own candidacy, Obama speaking to millionaire donors at a fundraiser while unaware he was secretly being recorded, exposed his true self by telling his donors: “They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” In other words, Obama said his own fellow Democrats who dared to vote for Hillary in the Democrat primary were nothing more than a bunch of gun toting, bible thumping, ignorant bigots.
On the Republican landslide that ensued two years into Obama’s presidency, with great condescension and disdain for the voters of America, Obama blamed the voters for being stupid, “confused” and that “fear and frustration” were what lead to the shellacking:
“Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared. And the country’s scared.”
So much for respecting an honest intellectual disagreement, in the megalomaniacal mind of Barack Obama, you’re either in mental lock-step with Dear Leader and The Party, or you are guided by fear and frustration, you are against facts and science, and you are not thinking clearly because you are scared.
Perhaps this disdain for his fellow Americans should be no surprise. Remember that Barack Obama titled his book “Dreams from my Father”, the keyword being “from” my father, not “of” my father. For the father that abandoned him, Obama desperately tried reconcile his father’s abandonment by embracing those anti-American dreams from his father.
Perhaps the most profound influence on obama came from a man who, from Obama’s own writings, was his self-proclaimed mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, a card-carrying Communist, pornographer and a man who wrote books heavily laden with pedophilia. In 1975, Davis wrote a poem called To a Young Man. In reply, Obama then dedicated an untitled poem about “An old, forgotten man” and a poem called Pops” which strongly suggests there was an illicit man-boy relationship between Obama and Davis with following lines:
[Pops] Points out the same amber
Stain on his shorts that I’ve got on mine,
Makes me smell his smell, coming
Even the Obama campaign slogan “Forward” is a well-known and often-used communist slogan, a slogan featured prominantly in communist posters and even in the communist newspaper Frank Marshall Davis started, The Chicago Star.
Five days before being sworn in as president, Obama vowed that he would “fundamentally transform” America. Only a Marxist would believe the most prosperous nation on Earth is in need of a fundamental transformation. This is the true reality of an Obama who self-admittedly seeks to carry forth the dreams from a father who believed that taxing 100% of the income of a nation’s citizens was a noble goal. This is the true face of a man who was mentored and molded by a card-carrying communist named Frank Marshall Davis.
In a moment of unguarded candor, Obama’s own top aid and lifelong progressive activist Neera Tanden told us straight-up that Obama “really doesn’t like people,” but beyond not liking people in general, we see by his Obama’s own inadvertent admissions when straying from his carefully teleprompted scripts that he despises all who dare to disagree with him and his plans for a fundamental transformation of America.
We cannot afford another four years of a president who really doesn’t like people and despises everything good about America and all those of us who are willing to stand for the founding principles which made our country great.