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Video || Memphis Soul at the White House

by Keith Koffler on April 10, 2013, 10:11 am

Here are some outtakes from last night’s bash.

All performances were official certified by the Obamas as 99 and 44/100 percent sequester-free. The White House thanks you, the taxpayer, for your contribution to this event.

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Playrighter April 10, 2013 at 10:25 am

Here’s the best comment on this “event” — from “les1956″ (at last count, this remark had 551 “likes” on RCP:

“I think I just saw George and Martha Washington walk out of their paintings and leave the White House.”

sometimes, “les” really is more…

srdem65 April 10, 2013 at 10:26 am

In 1959, WAMO was the only radio station in Pittsburgh,PA that would play “Negro” music. It was basically an underground station with a weak signal and was only aired 8 hours a day, but we loved it. It was everything that our parents hated and that made LittleRichard and the Platters our favorite entertainers. We sang along to “Louie, Louie” even though we didn’t know what the lyrics meant.

I like to think that the entertainers, the singers, are all still young men and women and not old like me.
Thanks for the video.

p.s. It looks like someone ‘sequestered’ 5% of MrsO’s dress. ??

Lizzy April 10, 2013 at 1:07 pm

She’s a tease only get to see one toned big gun. Her part of giving back as she has no salary to give back. Besides all of her
discretionary spending goes to the Michelle Obama Bang Rehab
Center.

Scottso April 10, 2013 at 10:33 am

Perhaps the $20,000 the President will ‘give back’ this year from his salary paid for this?

Just seeing him having so much fun while so much bleep is going on proves that he does not care how he is seen.

Mandy Manners April 10, 2013 at 10:45 am

Considering he was re-elected, I think he thinks that is acceptable to the majority of Americans.

The White House has a budget for entertaining, and this is how the Obamas spend that money. I wouldn’t expect them to host a hoedown or a mosh pit.

However, it shows just how tone-deaf he and his wife are that they think it’s appropriate to throw an invitation-only party while White Hours tours have been terminated, and while military air-show teams are grounded.

cincycinco April 10, 2013 at 1:45 pm

” Considering he was re-elected, I think he thinks that is acceptable to the majority of Americans.” – Mandy Manners

Re-elected? Is THAT the modern term for vote buying with taxpayer money in some places, out-and-out election fraud in others, and people who vote for him because he is a certain race? THIS is re-election?

Even if so, does an electoral victory justify the removal all Presidential accountablitiy, and even common sense? Would it still be acceptable to “the majority of Americans” if it was a White Republican President holding a Pat Boone Fest in the same circumstances?

Just wondering. It seems Obama voters consider his majority victory to be carte blanche to ignoring the OTHER 48% of Americans who the President is ALSO supposed to represent, even if the 52% figure is correct AND all 52% are OK with such misguided ostentateousness.

If offhand comments about cake-eating by the Royal class can set the Sans Cuolettes off, what then do you suppose the logical result of such luxurious living in the face of widespread deprevation (that he is actually exacerbating and taxing ) will be? You don’t have to look far back in history for that answer…

The only question is whether he’s genuinely that stupid, or if it’s a result he wants. I have my opinion. What’s yours?

RickW April 10, 2013 at 10:53 am

I hope the various vendors who will sell less food, T-shirts, etc at air shows since the Angels and ‘birds are cancelled appreciate these parties.

pianogirl88 April 10, 2013 at 11:30 am

The vendors on street corners in DC are going to feel a pinch, air shows or not, because the District is hitting them with huge fees to park the carts on the streets….the restaurant owners are demanding it. The price of parking in the district ($4+ per hour ~ even higher in a garage) is out of sight, the speed cameras are everywhere, and the extra taxes on a meal, carry-out or eat-in-the-restaurant are close to 10% these days. I don’t do anything in DC that I don’t absolutely have to.

William April 10, 2013 at 10:53 am

“[F]or the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses.” — Juvenal

troy c April 10, 2013 at 10:53 am

Meanwhile, the Middle East is burning, and we are ever closer to Nuclear war. Great. By the way, I know Moochelle has an enormous rear end, but is the younger Obama daughter getting a little porky, too?

Mandy Manners April 10, 2013 at 11:01 am

Oh, for pity’s sake! Michelle’s just a big woman, but she’s in great shape. As for Sasha, she’s 11. Kids that age go from a little-too-much fat to not-enough fat as they grow.

Car in April 10, 2013 at 11:15 am

Michelle is NOT In great shape. That’s just more propaganda. She’s in fair shape. Not great. Sorry.

Car in April 10, 2013 at 11:19 am

No better than you’re/fair weather average gym rat. I’m not ragging on her for being out of shape, but she’s simply not the shining example on the hill that she’s made out to be.

Mandy Manners April 10, 2013 at 11:29 am

Her shoulders and upper arms are in better shape than mine!

My knickers get in a twist when people assume a woman is fat just because she has a big butt.

Car in April 10, 2013 at 12:17 pm

They’re not better than mine. And I am not able to dress/cloak myself in $$$$ clothing, with a cook and a fitness trainer at my disposal. Of course, my husband and I haven’t eaten out in – oh 8 months or more? – so I suppose the temptation to overindulge isn’t as pressing for us as it is for her.

But, her phenomenal fitness is just another bit of agitprop.

Mandy Manners April 10, 2013 at 12:19 pm

I wonder if she has a personal trainer, and who pays for that person. Surely we don’t.

ImNoDhimmi April 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Mandy, your naïveté is touching.
American taxpayers are paying for everything.

Mandy Manners April 10, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Noooooooooooooo.

Leave me one last shred of illusion.

Julie Brueckheimer April 10, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Part of her staff of 27 or so. And I don’t see any of them being furloughed.

RickW April 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Great point, Julie. In fact, since Moo is now becoming involved in the gun control effort, I would not be surprised to see her herd grow.

Lizzy April 10, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Sadly the younger child is off limits as far as weight goes but the rest of America’s kids are fair game to bullied for their BMI
and weight not fair is it?

Mandy Manners April 10, 2013 at 2:15 pm

That’s because we’re too stupid to know what’s good for our own kids!

Susan April 10, 2013 at 11:18 am

Thanks, Keith. Watched it live on the Drudge Report last night…

“Nothing in the world is more haughty than a man of moderate capacity when once raised to power.” – Baron Wassenburg

cincycinco April 10, 2013 at 1:31 pm

“When the Hun is poor and down, he’s the humblest man in town, But once he climbs all holds the rod, He smites his fellow man and God” – Joseph Cats

http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/joseph_cats/

Or maybe this;

“inferiority complex
noun
(psychiatry) a disorder arising from the conflict between the desire to be noticed and the fear of being humiliated, characterized by aggressiveness or withdrawal into oneself ”

http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/inferiority-complex

Car in April 10, 2013 at 11:20 am

I’m just so glad they are living it up in the White House. Makes my personal pain and suffering a little less of a burden.

Larry April 10, 2013 at 12:12 pm

“Let them eat cake”

Sometimes people, no matter how intelligent and elite and “in touch” they believe themselves to be, really don’t have a clue.

movedtothefarm April 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm

The frist time HE was elected he more than doubled the White House budget to do stupid crap like this, hire czars and increase the house staff.

Mandy Manners April 10, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Doesn’t Congress set the budget?

Robin H April 10, 2013 at 1:09 pm

What budget? The senate hasn’t passed one in 5 years!

Mandy Manners April 10, 2013 at 2:16 pm

The White House and Congress are getting money from somewhere by some mechanism to run the government.

DeniseVB April 10, 2013 at 3:14 pm

We sent in our check for $2335.00 yesterday, should cover about 10 minutes on AF1 ?

RickW April 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Image: AF1 pilots see a read out “These last few minutes of flight brought to you by DeniseVB and Family” on their console.

You are not a taxpayer, D, you are a SPONSOR!

Mandy Manners April 10, 2013 at 3:40 pm

We sent in our check for $2335.00 yesterday, should cover about 10 minutes on AF1 ?
SNIP
*****
Not even, I don’t think. I’ve read that it costs around $180,000.00/hr.

Yep. Right here.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/11/24/military-pegs-hourly-air-force-cost-g-obama-sets-travel-record/

AZ Granny April 10, 2013 at 3:36 pm

The mechanism is the printing press in the basement. Or perhaps Michelle planted a money tree out in her garden.

Mandy Manners April 10, 2013 at 3:42 pm

a money tree
SNIP
*****
I need one of those.

Lizzy April 10, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Did you read the WH chef will be furloughed do the Sequester? He will
still plant the magic Whole Foods Garden I though MO did that in her designer garden gloves? He will also still be in charge of ‘Let’s Move’.
Michelle’s fat kids get out of my way program I need to get to my 5 Star
meal. The fat kid remark was not serious I’d never do what might cause
a child pain or being made an example of or worse be bullied.

gracepmc April 10, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Lizzy I suspect this is a negotiated request to allow the WH chef with no skills, if he is the one I am thinking of, to move into a “program” career path level, overseeing (I again suspect not the actual planting ) the garden not withstanding.

And further if it is true that AF1 has 5 chefs, then there is no shortage of WH chefs.

I see this as a cleverly disguised career bump up.

RickW April 10, 2013 at 3:26 pm

GRACE!!! (sputtering with anger) Are you implying Dear Leader and his team would….(gasping) MISLEAD US???????

(You are one smart cookie, my friend. “Never let a good sequester go by”)

gracepmc April 10, 2013 at 3:52 pm

I think it’s called the moving on up sequester — not moving on out sequester — when it applies to the Obamas. Mislead? No. Cleverly disguised yes. By making the bigger grand gestures of pain like cancelling all the Blue Angels events ….

But mislead as you suggest == No never. The Ones would never do that to US:) :) This, this, you understand, is a personal sacrifice…

Off topic — if you want to see some liberal gymnastics go over to Wired.com where the techies while suspicious, of course, of the over reach of the gobsmackingly incompetent ATF gathering of all personal data are convinced somehow that it would never be used against them, the cream of American brain workers.

Lambs. Slaughter.

Mandy Manners April 10, 2013 at 2:10 pm

If offhand comments about cake-eating by the Royal class can set the Sans Cuolettes off, what then do you suppose the logical result of such luxurious living in the face of widespread deprevation (that he is actually exacerbating and taxing ) will be? You don’t have to look far back in history for that answer…

The only question is whether he’s genuinely that stupid, or if it’s a result he wants. I have my opinion. What’s yours?
SNIP
*****

I think he’s a narcissist who doesn’t care what the rest of us, i.e., those who didn’t vote for him, think.

I also think he’d like to see the collapse of this nation in order to rebuild it in his image, an image of someone who is on the record as deriding the Founding Fathers’ belief in negative liberty, an image of someone who despises the very notion of American exceptionalism.

Mandy Manners April 10, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Oops! That’s in reply to cincycinco’s post at 1:45.

Ginger April 10, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Well, it’s true. They really have overcome us.

Not Nabob April 10, 2013 at 7:21 pm

What does Egypt have to do with soul music?

PutinsCateringPartyHELP April 10, 2013 at 9:27 pm

LOL Kim is going to wait till the midnite hour. Lame sad wanna throw up. Can we get a Putin GOD if we repent?

Mandy Manners April 10, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Why would I want Putin?

Some of the things FCMABBHO does to journalists is block their FOIA requests, have his staff yell and curse at them and treat them like something I’d scrape off the bottom of my shoe. His VP locks them in closets.

Reporters who screw Putin’s pooch? They wind up dead.

Mandy Manners April 10, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Combine today’s thread on Memphis Soul at the White House with tonight’s thread on Grandma Minnie’s recipe and what do you get?

Memphis Soul Stew by King Curtis and the KIngpins:
Give me about a half a teacup – of bass
Now I need a pound of fat back drums
Now give me four tablespoons of boiling Memphis guitars
This is going to taste all right

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkF64gY6Wgc&feature=fvwp&NR=1

dryan April 11, 2013 at 1:27 am

I was annoyed to see BHO partying while he has serious business to tend to! I would not like my boss seeing me at a.concert when our job priorities are ignored! He is absent on priorities and present at parties! Ugh! Picture if your boss saw you rocking out and saying “f” the job? Doesn’t he report to the people?

Junius April 11, 2013 at 7:56 am

Dictators report to no one.