Looks First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters got photographed by this girl in the foreground, who caught them in a selfie.
Michelle was in Chicago Thursday for a DNC fundraiser, and she took her girls afterward to the Beyonce and Jay-Z show.
Want to have some fun? Fine. But this is rank hypocrisy.
Michelle styles herself as someone who cares deeply about kids. But Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z rake in millions peddling overt sexuality and other forms of vile entertainment to children.
Not to mention the $50 million Beyonce is making selling Pepsi to kids, a campaign that will stuff so much sugar into their veins that one might suggest Michelle’s “Let’s Move” initiative include a program for rescuing children from diabetic comas.
Beyonce is one of the pioneers in the move to finish long, slow process of achieving the final putrefaction of American culture. No American first lady should stand with someone like Beyonce. But this one does.
First Lady Michelle Obama was Chicago Thursday for an official event touting career training for disadvantaged youth, but she spent far more time at a Beyonce concert the night before, begging the question: What was the true purpose of her taxpayer-funded trip?
Michelle appeared for only 15 minutes at an event with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel promoting Urban Alliance, which provides assistance to students in low income neighborhoods seeking internships and helps them continue their education after high school.
She opened the session promising “we will talk and discuss,” but then left after making some brief remarks and answering only a single question.
But Wednesday night, a motorcade carrying Mrs. Obama and her daughters was seen being escorted into the underground garage of the United Center, where Michelle and the girls took in a concert by Michelle’s self-proclaimed hero, Beyonce. This even though Beyonce promotes unhealthy food choices for lots of money, records offensive music, and vacations in Cuba.
It’s not the first time taxpayers have been billed for Michelle’s trips to see Beyonce. Last year, she and her daughters jetted to Atlantic City for a Memorial Day weekend show at a Casino.
First Lady Michelle Obama once told People magazine that if she could be someone else, it would be Beyonce.
No kidding. Michelle likes the nice things, whether traveling to an exclusive resort in Spain, going on safari in South Africa, or adorning herself with thousands of dollars worth of outfits and accessories.
And of course, Beyonce likes things to be just right too. According to the The Telegraph of Australia, a leaked Beyonce tour rider describes some rather extraordinary and luxurious requirements for guaranteeing the star’s comfort and happiness:
Possibly the strangest request on the leaked rider is $900 worth of drinking straws for her dressing rooms.
“The Single Ladies singer forked out $900 for titanium straws, which will be used to drink a special alkaline water that’s served at exactly 21 degrees,” an insider tells The FIX.
According to the source, the 31-year-old also insists her crew, from drivers to set riggers, wear only 100 per cent pure cotton, presumably to save her from allergic reactions.
Bey also demands plain off-white walls in her dressing rooms, with a new toilet seat at every event, and will only use red toilet paper.
There’s also the hand-carved ice-ball to suck after every performance to cool her throat, along with the banning of junk food in favour of glass platters of almonds, oatcakes and green-only crudités.
Red toilet paper? Where do you even get that?
Looks like Beyonce – who has been treated by the Obamas to a tour of the Situation Room and given the honor of pretending to sing the national anthem at the president’s second inauguration – is trying to be down with Michelle’s Let’s Move healthy eating style. Except that she is selling Pepsi.
Beyonce, just fresh from singing the national anthem at the Inauguration – I’m sorry, lip-syncing the national anthem – has just released a brand new work of art.
I show it to you below, because it has news value. For some of you, this may be too offensive, so beware. The poetic refrain that anchors the song is “Bow down bitches.”
In my opinion, there are two competing qualities related to this song – it’s both offensive and stupid. I’m not sure which of these has the upper hand.
Beyonce can do whatever she wants – I really don’t care about Beyonce. But the Obamas have elevated her to the status of a kind of national songstress and associated the White House and the presidency closely with her. In doing so, they are severely demeaning both.
Michelle has portrayed Beyonce as a kind of alter ego, the woman she’d like to be if she couldn’t be Michelle Obama. She flew out at taxpayer expense to attend one of her concerts in Atlantic City and has used her to help promote her Let’s Move kids’ health campaign.
Meanwhile, Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z have had the inestimable honor of a visit not only to the West Wing but the White House Situation Room. And then she represented our nation by pretending to sing the National Anthem at the 2013 Inauguration.
The Obamas should not be disgracing the White House by associating it with purveyors of smut. What’s the point, Michelle, of trying to improve kids’ bodies when you give your approval to someone who would poison their minds?
President Obama, with his feet up on furniture, gum chewing, causal clothes in the Oval Office, appearances on dumb TV shows, and in many other ways, has already demonstrated he’s not intent on bringing any sense of elegance to the presidency and taken steps to demean it.
White House Dossier has gotten ahold of the actual singing Beyonce did at the Inauguration.
Her true rendition of the National Anthem could be heard by those on the podium with her. It turns out the prerecording was broadcast to the TV audience and the rest of those in attendance at the Inauguration because Beyonce didn’t know the words. Or the melody. Have a listen.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today sought to extinguish controversy over whether Beyonce lip-synched the national anthem at the Inauguration by going on the attack against reporters.
“What I know about this I know this I know, mostly know from what I’ve read and shockingly it has not all been consistent,” Carney said during today’s White House briefing.
“I’m glad you guys are focused on the important issues of the day here,” he said. “You know, as powerful as this office is, we don’t control the weather and as many issues as we deal with here, we still have to choose what we don’t deal with and this is one of those issues.”
My experience with the White House – any White House, but especially this one – is that when they start attacking reporters, that’s when they are really concerned about something.
I am sure the White House does not want President Obama’s glorious day to be mucked up by a cheap deception. And I don’t blame them.
Beyonce’s “performance” of the Star Spangled Banner was a stirring moment, a sublime, patriotic and powerfully delivered – at some point in time – coda to our nation’s most solemn and important national ritual.
Americans stood on the National Mall and at home with the hands resting on their hearts singing along, united for a moment in reverence for our nation and for a system of government that peacefully installs a leader every four years, and has for centuries.
If it turns out this moment was fraudulent, that what Americans were watching was a tape recording made by a vain star too preoccupied with other things to practice or too concerned with her image to allow for a possible mistake, then I think there are many who will be disappointed.
Our government obscures the truth too often. But in this case, Obama’s own remarks were a sincere statement of his liberal philosophy and a clear signal that he will govern from the Left.
That this may have been adulterated by mendacity should be of concern to him. And it’s an insult to all of us who proudly sang along.
So is Michelle going to stop attending her concerts?
Superduperstar Beyonce, who is a member of a mutual admiration society that includes her and the first lady and who is a spokeswoman for Michelle’s “Let Move” healthy kids campaign, has a $50 million deal to sell those very same kids Pepsi-Cola.
Now, what could better for kids than carbonated sugar water laced with caffeine?
But if Mrs. Obama is even thinking of distancing herself from Beyonce – she’s not, but just play along – it won’t be so easy.
Michelle has said if she could be another person, it would be Beyonce. This summer, she jetted off to Atlantic City to take in one of her shows. Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z famously got a tour of the Situation Room, no doubt hoping to be able to use it in case Kim Kardashian attempts to take over the world.
And Beyonce repays the love, holding a $4 million fundraiser for Obama at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club in September and doing this for Let’s Move.
And now look. It’s all this:
Pepsi is promoting Beyonce’s next album and sponsoring her upcoming halftime Super Bowl show, while she will appear in soda commercials and her image will be on cans and life-size cardboard cutouts in stores.
“Pepsi embraces creativity and understands that artists evolve,” Beyonce said, explaining her alliance with the sugar water people.
Yes, that would be $50 million worth of empathy for the creative arts.
If Mrs. Obama is serious about slimming kids down, she should rebuke Ms. Knowles and make clear to kids that it was a mistake to include her in the Let’s Move program, and that this is the wrong kind of role model for children hoping not to spend their lives battling to stay away from sweets.
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