As I watched the inauguration coverage yesterday, there was one BIG thing missing, The Big O. WHERE. WAS. OPRAH? Now I know everyone doesn’t have to support Barry O – BUT back in 2009 Oprah couldn’t get enough of the President and First ladyyyyyyy *in my Oprah show voice*. Back then she did the whole smothering, mothering, clasping hands thing with them …. you know how she does when she looooveeessss someone?
She gave big loot and she campaigned. This time around: le crickets. She did interview the Obamas for the October 2012 issue of her magazine, but she also sat down with The Romneys. And, depending on which rag you read the TV mogul is either trying to give the Obamas space to shine or Michi O can’t stand Oprah’s big arse! I’m sure it’s not that serious, but I do believe there’s something there. Especially since we all know Auntie Oprah gets mad passionate about her friends. Yep, this Chicago clique ain’t clicking. Stay tuned…
Wisconsin Republican Jim Sensenbrenner was overheard at Ronald Reagan National Airport today, loudly blabbing on his cell phone about an anti-Michelle Obama encounter last month at an Episcopal church auction (of all places). A source tells Mediabistro that Rep. Sensenbrenner was overheard saying a woman at the auction approached him and began praising First Lady Michelle Obama. Sensenbrenner shut down that noise by telling the lady:
“She lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself.”
Sensenbrenner reportedly “stands by” other remarks he made at the event, though he’s offered no comment on the bootygate remark.
Judging from Sensenbrenner’s picture, he won’t be mistaken for being manorexic any time soon. And clearly, he’s missed her point to eat less, move more and splurge in moderation!
If Beyonce tells you to do something, you’d better drop down low and hit the flo’ with it or pat your weave with the quickness because Queen Carter don’t play. She’s hoping her catchy jingles will help kids get in better shape. Beyonce joined forces with First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign to fight childhood obesity. She re-wrote the song “Get Me Bodied” (well, somebody re-wrote it…I dunno) and her choreographer put together new steps for kids to get moving! Taste The Brew to watch
President Obama might want to keep an eye on Paul McCartney. McCartney received the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song during a ceremony at the White House yesterday and during his performance, he serenaded the First Lady with his song, “Michelle.”
Obama should have tossed him one good stink eye though. That totally would have made my morning.
It seems the Robinsons didn’t think Barack Obama stood a chance with their daughter. In a new book by Michelle’s brother Craig Robinson, he recounts a conversation their parents had the first time they met the future president:
First Lady Michelle Obama is on a mission to whip these chubbies into shape! She covers the March 22nd issue of Newsweek which includes an article she wrote herself (take dat, take dat trophy wives), titled “Michelle on a Mission.”
Mrs. Obama wants to get the word out about her “Let’s Move” campaign to battle childhood obesity by helping families make “manageable changes that fit with their schedules, their budgets, and their needs and tastes.” She says her plan is about giving parents the info they need to eat healthier and incorporate exercise in their routines.
Our snazzy First Lady also wants grocery stores to do better at serving communities that don’t always have access to fresh produce.
BTW, for us fashion hounds, Lady O wears Narciso Rodriguez on the cover.
As I sit here and contemplate over how everyone is going so hard on Gabby for being obese my childhood memory takes me back to Ms. Jayne Kennedy. She was the “Beyonce” of my young days. Everything with a peen wanted a piece of Ms. Kennedy (and some with poons too). Truly a beautiful lady. But of course over the years things changed, as they should right? I mean as we age surely we can’t expect to maintain our 20 year old figure well into our 40′s and 50′s can we? But then I think about Mad Dog (Madonna) who is 150 years old and looks like this:
and I can’t help but think maybe we can maintain the figure of our youth. As black women,do we just not care that much? Is it because our men drop major bank in titty clubs for women who are gravy thick? Or maybe were truly just big boned? Or are those Famous Dave’s ribs just too yummy to pass up? Madonna may not be a good example cause she’s on some psycho ish with her eating/work out plan, or perhaps it’s not psycho at all and the feeling that it is is the reason why black women stray more down the “Precious” road than other women.
Even our first lady is fit and lean and she gets up at 4:30 am to stay that way. So maybe it’s all about how an individual wants to feel as they age, because I’m sure I could come up with 10,000 more examples of non-black women who still look amazing (body wise anyway cause Mad Dog’s face is definitely a lil on yikes! side) for their age, but a much shorter list for black women.
Scott Baio (@RealScottBaio) is not having Happy Days. The staunch Republican decided to make a joke about First Lady Michelle Obama. That “joke” caused the Twittersphere to turn on him.
Baio tweeted this photo, with the caption “WOW He wakes up to this every morning.”
Naturally, the joke did not go over well. His “followers” started sending him death threats. Then, in typical “I’m not a racist” (but deep down, I probably am) fashion, he tweeted that he’s not a racist because his wife’s best friend is Black. Then, he posted a pic of said Black friend.
I give up. Idiots never cease to amaze me.
And once again, Twitter apparently is the debbil… or the devils lurk there.
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