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The Right-Wing's Attacks On Michelle Obama's Appearance: VIDEO

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Because when you can't legitimately attack someone's stances or methods, you might as well go straight for the ad hominems and attack someone's physical appearance.

Unable to come up with cogent arguments as to why, precisely, Michelle Obama's promotion of healthy eating is a bad thing beyond the fact that they simply don't like being told what to do, right wing talking heads are taking pot shots at her figure. Such thoughtful observations include:

  • The problem is - and dare I say this? - it doesn't look like Michelle Obama follows her own dietary advice.
  • The meal [Michelle Obama ordered] was over 1500 calories, roughly the equivalent of eating a live raccoon.
  • And how well can she be eating? She needs to drop a few.
  • Every time I look at Michelle - or "Michael" - Obama, the First Lady, or the First Tranny...

Compassionate conservatism at its absolute finest. You can listen to the intellectual giants of the right, all of whom surely have the physical fitness of a 22-year-old track star and bodies of the Greek Pantheon itself, speak for themselves AFTER THE JUMP...

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Joan Rivers: Obama is Gay and 'Michelle is a Tranny'


Joan Rivers is making headlines for remarks she made earlier this week in New York in response to a question from a reporter asking when she thought the U.S. might see its first gay or female president.

"We already have that with Obama," Rivers responded, before turning and offering an unsolicited remark about the First Lady.

"You know Michelle is a tranny...A transgender. We all know. It's okay."


(via the advocate)

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President Obama Celebrates LGBT Pride Month At The White House: VIDEO


ICYMI yesterday, check out the video and transcript of President and Mrs. Obama addressing a reception held at The White House in honor of LGBT Pride. 

One of the more memorable moments began with the President effusing about White House pastry chef Bill Yossess and ended with the First Lady assuring the audience, “There is no crack in our pies.”

Catch the exchange for yourself, AFTER THE JUMP…

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President and Mrs. Obama Host White House Pride Reception: VIDEO


In case you missed the live feed earlier, the President Obama took time today to hold a reception in honor of LGBT Pride Month at the White House. The President spoke of how much has changed since this time last year, touting his administration’s achievements in the area of LGBT rights.

The President also took time to bid farewell to the White House Pastry Chef, Bill Yosses, who is gay and leaving the White House after 7 years. The President marveled at his baking prowess, wondering if perhaps he put crack in their pies, a notion that First Lady Michelle — as if seeing the potential headlines — quickly shot down: "There's no crack in our pies."

Watch the full reception (which begins in earnest at about the 15:45 mark), AFTER THE JUMP…

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Michelle Obama Introduces Jimmy Fallon and Will Ferrell to Kale Chips: VIDEO


Teen girls Sara and Stacy got their first taste of Kale Chips from Michelle Obama, and discovered that they weren't "Ew!", but are actually pretty good.


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Michelle Obama Tweets Support to Michael Sam for Coming Out


Michelle Obama is among gay Missouri star Michael Sam's supporters.

Tweeted FLOTUS: M_sam

"You're an inspiration to all of us, @MikeSamFootball. We couldn't be prouder of your courage both on and off the field. -mo"

Sam replied: "@FLOTUS Thank you for your kind words, humbled by your support."

And predictions from bigoted, anonymous NFL execs we posted about this morning appear to be having some resonance in reality, SB Nation reports:

Nowhere did Sam slip further and faster down the rankings than he did at CBS Sports' NFLDraftScout.com, overseen by Rob Rang. He was the 10th-ranked defensive end on Sunday night. On Monday morning, the site had him as the 14th-ranked defensive end. The most noticeable fall came on the overall player rankings at CBS, where Sam went from 90th in the hours after he came out on Sunday night to 160th on Monday morning.

SB Nation adds:

One round or another, Michael Sam's going to the NFL, and like any player, his life off the field will be an afterthought for message boards and comment threads once he establishes himself on the field.

The Jackie Robinson comparisons are apt. Michael Sam is breaking down barriers for acceptance and equality. It's new territory for pro football and sports in general. But, sadly, there's nothing new about how he'll be treated by the NFL Draft analysis machine.


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