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Michelle Obama

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2013

    Barack Psychs Out Rightbloggers with Syria Switcheroo; Michelle Makes Them Hold Their Water

    Last week we reported that rightbloggers were enraged the tyrant Obama was contemplating war with Syria. This week we can report that rightbloggers are enraged that the pussy Obama is avoiding war with Syria. But if you're tired of foreign affairs, don't worry, the brethren didn't ignore domestic p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Rightbloggers Declare Democratic Convention a Failure -- Which May Be Why It Succeeded

    A week after the party of Kang had their national convention, the party of Kodoshad theirs in Charlotte, NC. It was a lively affair, with a floor fight strong-armed by party bosses, and big speeches by Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Sandra Fluke, and some guy running a crap economy who nonetheless no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Some Rich, Famous People Still Act Like They're Broke!

    The wonderful thing about being wealthy is that some people want to stay that way. Or maybe they want to project the image that they're not wasteful, because that would seem creepy and inappropriate. Or they are sometimes flamboyant with their wallets, but seize a bargain when one's available, eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Michelle Obama Launches Recipe Challenge For Parents and Kids

    First Lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with Epicurious and the U.S. Department of Education for a recipe contest. Winners will win a trip to Washington, D.C., and have the chance to attend a Kids' "State Dinner" hosted by the White House, where some of the winning recipes will be served. The dinn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    The Best Description Of The Tea Party Ever Written

    "Can somebody tell me what the Tea Party is all about? "They say that God is being taken out of our Constitution. "Well, God isn't in the Constitution.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2012

    Rightbloggers Hail Ann Romney, Declare Victory in the War on Women

    In the past month, because they endorsed multiple (and sometimes bizarre) anti-abortion laws and denounced efforts to have contraception included in health insurance plans, conservatives found themselves advertised as making a "war on women." But last week they were able to turn the tables, because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Chris Geidner of Metro Weekly on Obama's Gay Marriage Stance: "All Pretense of Clarity Is Gone" [VIDEO]

    It's been an intriguing week for same-sex marriage. While an anti-equality rollback was defeated in the Republican controlled New Hampshire legislature, the White House tried to split their SSM hairs closer than ever on the topic. We chatted today with our friend Chris Geidner of Metro Weekly abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Michelle Obama Suggests Updating Military Chow to Curb Obesity

    ​Michelle Obama stopped by the Pentagon today to announce a new obesity awareness campaign for the military, according to Reuters. The plan will require stocking all 1,100 American military mess halls with more fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat food, and will affect 1.45 million troops.

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    The Telegraph Would Like to Apologize For Making Things Up About the First Lady

    A note to the media -- if you're going to accuse a public figure of elitism, perhaps you shouldn't totally make things up in order to achieve that goal. The Telegraph of London learned this the hard way, after publishing an article which falsely reported that First Lady Michelle Obama had an entire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Karl Lagerfeld: Greeks Are Disgusting, Russian Men Are Ugly

    As the guest editor of Metro World News for one day, Karl Lagerfeld proved to be a sort of cross between Andy Warhol and the guy who tweeted dumb stuff about the David Beckham underwear ads. Thanks to this Metro World News link, we have the following Lagerfeld emissions -- and bear in mind that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Rachael Ray Mag Changes Hands; Cantaloupe Death Toll Hits 23

    ​A food truck festival has been canceled in Boston this weekend due to the Occupy Boston protest downtown. [Boston Herald] A blogger for Politico went to 25 restaurants frequented by Michelle Obama to "have what she's having" and discovered the First Lady likes vegetables and dirty martinis. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Padma Paid to Get Off Stage; Olive Garden and Red Lobster to Cut Salt, Calories

    ​Padma Lakshmi, who hosted The Moth's storytelling event at Cooper Union Tuesday night, was reportedly paid to get off the stage due to a "grating" performance. [NY Post] The Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and others are hopping on Michelle Obama's healthy-eating bandwagon and pledging to reduce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    The Average American Eats 1,996.3 Pounds of Food a Year

    ​ According to this chart from Visual Economics, the 1,1996.3 pounds a year eaten by the average American includes 29 pounds of French fries, 23 pounds of pizza, 53 gallons of soda, and untold calories from a bunch of other things that would probably make Marion Nestle and Michelle Obama very ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Burger King Steals All McDonald's Good Ideas; First Lady Honored as James Beard Sustainable Food Visionary

    ​Burger King is testing new menu items, including specialty coffees, low-fat parfaits, oatmeal with dried fruit, and salads... sound familiar? [Nation's Restaurant News] Sbarro, which filed for bankruptcy this year, has proposed a restructuring plan that would give ownership of the company to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Little Italy Replaces Greeters with Suave 'Maitre Ds'; Menu Calorie Counts Can't Be Trusted

    ​It appears that Little Italy is trading in its pushy greeters in favor of "outside maitre d's": suave young gentlemen who attract lady tourists with their eyes. [NY Post] The Hurt Locker star Anthony Mackie's new Bed-Stuy bar NoBar welcomed stars like Samuel L. Jackson and Sam Rockwell at it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Huckabee Out, Gingrich, Paul In, Which Rightbloggers Declare Good News for Herman Cain

    There was some action in the GOP 2012 Presidential race last week, with Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul declaring themselves in and Mike Huckabee declaring himself out. Rightbloggers sifted the results, and found them good -- because there was at least one true conservative left whom they could support ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Obama Hosts Chinese Leader (Or, Translated Into Rightblogger: Obama Sells Out America to Communists, Pianist)

    "Red China" had been effectively closed to U.S. trade for years when President Nixon began softening things up in the 70s. Subsequent Presidents from both parties have followed Nixon's lead, and now, along with state visits like the one Chinese Leader Hu Jintao made last week to the White House, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2010

    After the Shellacking, the Return of the "Arrogant Obama" Meme

    Hey sheeples: Barack Obama thinks he's better than you. Obama gets a lot of this from conservatives, and has since before he was elected. He's been called "arrogant" by thousands of them, including Karl Rove and Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton. But this week he got a heavier dose of it than usual, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Bakery Desserts in NYC

    Will Baked's peanut s'mores bar make the list?​ With Thanksgiving a mere two weeks away and the weather finally cold enough to enable the unfettered consumption of baked goods, our thoughts have lately been inclined towards both sugar and unabashed indulgence. Tomorrow we'll attempt to stream ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Prop 8, Michelle Obama, Ground Zero Mosque: Are Conservatives Basically The Honky Party?

    Last week Judge Vaughn Walker's decision setting aside Prop 8 in California unleashed plenty of grumbling from rightbloggers. As it involves gay people, this was to be expected. There was also rightblogger outrage, also expected, that Michelle Obama and her daughters had a swell, privately-funded v ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 27, 2010

    FASHION PIONEERS

    So you think you have original style? Think again.

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Gawker's March Editorial Review Memo: Essentially 'Stop Writing Shitty Headlines.' Also "MOAR SEX CRIMES PLZKTHX"

    ​Why's it so much fun to read Gawker Media internal memos? Because (1) I don't work there any more so I don't have to sit here and project the fact that Nick Denton is talking about my shitty work *crawls under desk, cries in fetal position, frantically leaves five voice mails that get progres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Why This Decade Sucked, Reasons #6-#3: Clothes, Yankees, Mets, Racism

    ​ We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked. We're behind schedule, so here are four for the price of one. Previous reasons here, here, here, and here. ​6. Fashion: We stopped trying, outsourced our clothing trends to stars. 50's: Pegg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2009

    Giuliani bumped from World Series seats for Michelle Obama

    ​According to the Post, America's Former Mayor was bumped from his favorite seats near the dugout in Yankee Stadium on the first night of the World Series to get him, and wife Judi, away from Michelle Obama. A source blames "the White House." To add insult to injury, Mrs. Obama ended up not ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 13, 2009

    CLOSET CASE

    Robin Givhan, Isaac Mizrahi, and Ashley Olsen discuss your future wardrobe

  • Voice Choices

    October 6, 2009

    PORTRAIT OF A PRESIDENT

    The Obamas in a new light

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Fashion Week in Review: Schwartzman, Dunst, Kim Gordon's Rad Gloves at Band of Outsiders; United Bamboo and Zero Maria Cornejo

    ​ Look, Max Fischer is all grown up! Photos by David Wentworth. "What are you doing to me?" a model was overheard saying to the makeup artist backstage at Band of Outsiders who was covering up her creamy pale complexion with a thick layer of golden-bronze makeup. Sorry, dear, but you were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Latest Michelle Obama Outrage: Closes Eyes, Maybe Bumps Head

    Oh good: we were worried we'd have to get through the day without an outrage. The latest offense: Michelle Obama closing her eyes at Ted Kennedy's funeral. "Michelle Obama falls sound asleep during Ted Kennedy's funeral," cries PUMA site HillBuzz. "The least this woman can do is stay awake during ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Michelle Obama Takes 'Tomato Rhapsody' On Vacation

    ​The First Lady is reportedly indulging in a little light reading over her summer holidays. According to author Adam Schell, Michelle Obama was spotted taking his novel Tomato Rhapsody: A Fable of Love, Lust and Forbidden Fruit with her to Martha's Vineyard. Tomato Rhapsody is a story of food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Michelle Obama's Shorts: A Final Reckoning

    ​We have to admit. we were disappointed that the shorts Michelle Obama wore to the Grand Canyon -- which have burned up the non-partisan idiot press -- have yet to roil the usually roilable rightbloggers, despite the involvement of an Obama. There were a few takers. These affected sympathy, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Organic Farmers Suffer Losses; Prisoners Excercise Their Green Thumbs

    Organic farmers are feeling the sting of the organic food trend slowing. Dairy farmers, especially, are suffering, and many have been told to cut milk production by up to 20 percent. The slowdown, combined with the high cost of transporting organic feed from the Midwest has caused 32 dairy farms in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Obamas Get a Garden

    Michelle Obama will enlist the help of 23 fifth-graders to dig up a patch of the White House lawn in which an organic vegetable garden will be planted. The garden, the first since Eleanor Roosevelt's WWII victory garden, will be visible to passers-by. [NY Times] Some of the city's A-list restaurate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Vladimir Putin's Vodka Popularity

    A vodka that bears Vladimir Putin's name is far more popular in Russia than a new vodka named after current President Dmitry Medvedev that is struggling to find its place in the market. [WSJ]A growing number of California winemakers are producing lighter, dryer pinot noirs, in stark contrast to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Michelle Obama Opens Her Kitchen

    Michelle Obama is entertaining her own way in the White House. Yesterday, before the Obama's first official dinner, she not only allowed reporters to the see the linens and china for the evening, as is tradition, she also invited the top six students from L'Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, MD, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Inauguration Coverage Continues!

    photo by Whitney Dafoe Magic Johnson was just on ABC, filling some time with a reporter, and said that Obama had promised to turn the White House bowling alleys into a basketball court. Johnson hoped to be invited, and expected to "throw some elbows" on the court with the President. When the report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    So How Did The Inauguration Stack Up Today?

    I was right there watching it--in my living room--so no one is more equipped than I am to size up the varying facets of today's historic induction, rating it as if it were an Olympic event. And it WAS, honey. Let's start with the most important thing--Michelle Obama's outfit! It was a bunchy, spark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    The Top 10 Rightblogger Stories of 2008

    Excited (not to say deranged) by the long Presidential campaign, conservative bloggers -- rightbloggers, in our affectionate parlance -- were in top form this year, and outstripped the sleepy Main Stream Media in every way. If mainstream Republicans were content to call Obama a socialist, rightblogg ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 24, 2008

    The Year's Fashion Lowlights

    Presenting the first annual list of style's ugly moments

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Bloggers Now Eligible for Pulitzers

    Editor and Publisher announces that the Pulitzer Prize committees will now consider online-only news outlets for the prestigious journalism prizes. They also stipulate -- prohibitively, for most such outlets -- that they are still mainly interested in "original news reporting," which means we'll pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    10 Questions for Barack and Michelle Obama's 60 Minutes Interview

    It's not too late -- the interview's today. Someone get these to Steve Kroft: 1.) We applied for a job at change.gov but there was no multimedia option. Where can we send our audition video? 2.) There's a lot of talk about Hillary Clinton becoming Secretary of State. Aren't you afraid that if she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Bloggerdammerung: On Election's Eve, Rightbloggers Empty Their Guns on Obama, Voters, Comedians, Waiters, Etc.

    The news in the final days of the campaign offers scant hope for rightbloggers. Still, most are rooting like mad for the home team. That's a normal American response to any competitive event, and relatively healthy. What's less normal and healthy -- by conventional standards -- is a wounded defeati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Whattaya Know: Michelle Obama Caviar Story is Bullshit

    The Post's Page Six runs a rare correction today, Gawker points out, saying the story it ran about Michelle Obama feasting on lobster and caviar at the Waldorf was bullshit. Apparently the future first lady wasn't even staying at the Waldorf. Corrections have yet to appear at USS Neverdock, Atlas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Prole Reversal: GOP Bigs Sounding More Like Rightbloggers

    At first glance it looked like another bad week for the rightbloggers. There was a Presidential debate and, as has become customary, they scored it a success for McCain while non-blogger-Americans went the other way. Failing there, rightbloggers milked McCain debate prop Joe the Plumber, expecting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Rightbloggers Say McCain Won Debate, No Matter What Polls Say (Plus: a Sarah Palin Cameo!)

    Reasonable people may disagree as to which candidate did better in Friday's Presidential debate. Was McCain tough or just testy? Was Obama bipartisan or just weak? No doubt many partisans on either side were more interested in spinning than in revealing, but happily, as Jed Leland said, that is no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2008

    RightBloggers on the New Yorker's Obama Cartoon Cover

    The sane either laughed at the Obama cartoon or didn't, and then went on with their lives.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    Michelle Obama Woos Gay Democrats in Midtown

    As presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama romanced major donors of Hillary Clinton in Washington, D.C. on Thursday evening, potential first lady Michelle Obama appeared in New York City to facilitate post-primary healing among members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    Shocking Obama Rumor Down The Toilet for Good

    photo by Mollye Chudacoff As you may have heard, some Nazi-type websites had been floating the rumor that Hillary was taking so long to back out of the nomination battle because she knew there was a tape that was soon going to surface of Michelle Obama talking bodaciously with Louis Farrakhan about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2008

    Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the Nomination: Yay Democracy!

    Was it "HISTORY!" or "DESTINY" that Barack Obama clinched the Democratic nomination? According to our two tabloids, the answer is "both." What is really interesting about both of these front-page banners is that they could have applied as well had Hillary Clinton managed to lock up the nomination. " ... More >>

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