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Video || Memphis Soul at the White House

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.

49 Responses to Video || Memphis Soul at the White House

  1. 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…

  2. 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. ??

    • 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.

  3. 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.

    • 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.

      • ” 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?

  4. 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.

    • 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.

  5. “[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

  6. 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?

  7. 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

  8. “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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

    • 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.

      • 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”)

        • 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.

  11. 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.

    • 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.

  12. 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?