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The Shade Of It All: Rush Limbaugh Compares Trayvon Martin to Surviving Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect
Rush Limbaugh compared Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, to Trayvon Martin on Tuesday.
Martin was an unarmed teenager who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman last year. On Tuesday, Limbaugh drew parallels between Martin and Tsarnaev, who is suspected of conspiring with his brother and setting off two explosions that killed three people and injured more than a hundred others at the Boston Marathon.
“You notice also that the news media are doing to Dzhokhar what they did to Trayvon Martin,” Limbaugh began. “They’re regularly showing a photo of Dzhokhar that was taken when he was about 14.”
He said that the photo portrayed Tsarnaev as “soft, angelic, nice little boy, harmless… cute big lovable eyes. Not at all what he looks like today, but the news media seem to be making him look like an innocent little angel.” He ripped reporters for referring to the suspect as “a kid.”
“This is how this stuff ends up getting bastardized,” Limbaugh said. “This is how we end up… not thinking ill of bad people.”
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I had the opportunity to listen to Jay-Z’s “Open Letter” yesterday, and I definitely enjoyed many aspects of it. The beat was dope, the lyrics were witty, and as a hip-hop fan, I found it to be a pretty entertaining response to his critics, which are increasing. They, of course, spent the week on the rapper and Beyoncé’s case for celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary in Cuba with family.
But when he dropped lines like,
Boy from the hood, but got White House clearance
Obama said chill, you gon’ get me impeached/You don’t need this s**t anyway, go chill with me on the beach,”
I thought to myself, “This isn’t going to end well.” A day later, the White House felt the need to make it clear that they had nothing, especially President Obama, to do with the Carters getting clearance from the Treasury Department to vacay in Cuba. There was no conversation about possible impeachment, not even a joke about it–so basically, don’t look at President Obama, because his name is Bennett, and he ain’t in it.
While I could only imagine how amazing it would be to be able to say you are good friends with the President of the United States, it’s becoming clear that it’s not easy. Ever since Jay-Z and Beyoncé started pushing hard for the re-election of President Obama, and the First Family made clear that they were supporters of the couple, they’ve become closer and closer. The Carters hosted an event to raise millions for the Obama re-election campaign late last year, and they definitely did that. Jay-Z performed at a campaign event for the president the day before the election. Beyoncé could be seen all over her Instagram stanning for the president, wearing Obama earrings, Obama shirts and even showing us her early vote through her profile (bad idea). And when you show that kind of support, make it clear in your lyrics that you have “Obama on the text,” and that you take exclusive trips to the White House, a new type of critic is bound to come out that is much worse than folks on “urban” blogs and people who just aren’t fans. They’re like the boogie man, and they’re the Right-Wing nut-jobs searching for a conspiracy in every single thing to make you a target. And that’s what they’ve made Jay and Bey, when five or so years ago, they were just simple entertainers. From the backlash over her lip-synching performance of the “Star Spangled Banner” at the inauguration, to Donald Trump criticizing her performance at the Super Bowl, conservative haters going in about her outfit, Rush Limbaugh trying to mock “support” her song “Bow Down” by tying misogny to it, and now, this Cuba mess, the Carters have a new troll on their backs. We all know a rap song as a response might not be enough to hold them back.
On the other side of the fence, Jigga’s response and the couple’s trip as a whole has already become something of a small annoyance for the president and the White House, with people investigating two grown a** people’s decision to go to Cuba for the purpose of trying to see if the President had something to do with it. His song only made things worse, to the point that a statement had to be made about it all to prove that, look, Barack Obama has more important things to focus on and worry about. Gun control? North Korea anyone?
Who the president associates himself with has always been a target, dating back to Obama needing to separate himself from Rev. Jeremiah Wright when he was vying for a first term, and they were even closer at one time. And Jay doesn’t have a spotless background, what with a past in selling drugs, some episodes of violence, and some very provocative lyrics over the years. Hell, when Bey told “b***hes” to “Bow Down,” even people at my job were wondering if that would reflect well upon the president, because all of a sudden, everything the couple says and does can now affect the Obamas. What’s up with that?? It makes no sense to us, but for the critics, it does.
So while I enjoyed “Open Letter,” for what it was worth, I think it’s best that Jay-Z and Beyoncé go back to doing what they do best–ignoring the criticism like they had done for years, because I can’t say that responding and calling folks in high places out makes things better at this point. And in reality, this is just the beginning. For uber-conservative folks still pissy about Mitt Romney losing last November and making that eight years that Republicans will not have the highest position, the President and anybody that is close to him have become fair game for their bull. So as a man who said, “I Got 99 Problems But Mitt Ain’t One,” and his lady who exclaimed “Take that Mitches” after President Obama’s win on loose-leaf paper, things will probably get worse. But I just hope Jay will do the President a favor and relax on all the name dropping he does of him in his lyrics and in everyday life to prove that he’s come further than anybody ever expected. We get it. You’re cool. No need to gloat about your connections, nor to drag his name in on diss tracks and leave the president and his people trying to fend off all the press that comes with that. Let’s leave him far, far away from that.
Continue doing you, and be ready for whatever lies and drama uber-conseratives, the folks who don’t listen to your music, try to throw your way–ready to “brush your shoulders off” that is. Because that’s just what comes with having a friend who’s the leader of the free world.
“My Kids…They Disappointed Right Now”: Shawty Lo Says People Should Have Given His Show A Chance; Rush Limbaugh Agrees…
He’s still at it.
After news broke at the beginning of the week that Oxygen Media had fully bent under massive media criticism and a successful petition and would cancel All My Babies’ Mamas, many people were full of jubilation. And that might be an understatement. Others were confused as to why people wouldn’t just ignore the show if they didn’t want to see it instead of complaining about it, and some other folks did the Kanye shrug and proceeded to indulge in other hood fabulous reality TV. But it’s finally time to hear Shawty Lo’s opinion on his show getting axed before it ever got started. A petition came out yesterday where he expressed his thoughts and even asked if his show was being halted because he was black, but he also visited Hot 107.9 in Atlanta to speak on his disappointment, as well as his childrens’ disappointment, over the fact that he wouldn’t get to extend his 15 minutes of fame as far as he had hoped.
When asked about his thoughts on the cancellation, the rapper said that people jumped the gun based on the trailer. “To my fans I appreciate that they want to see the show. I feel like they didn’t give the show a chance to air to see what was really going on, and she [petition creator, Sabrina Lamb] made her assumptions off of the trailer.”
And when it came time to explain how he found himself with 11 children, he went all the way back, talking about his shaky upbringing and how he wound up on the streets selling drugs, making money, and attracting many women:
“My life story, it wasn’t peaches and cream. Coming up was so, so hard for me. My momma was on drugs and my daddy was elsewhere. My grandmother raised me, and she died from cancer when I was 17, so I was out there in the streets. I don’t like to brag about my life story, but I came to be one of the largest drug dealers in the Bankhead area. And with the money came women, and came children. But you know as time went on, I woke up.”
But despite what people might think, Shawty Lo says that he’s a hands-on father to all his children:
“I ain’t had no child in 11 years. And basically what I’m doing is telling my story and showing how Shawty Lo turned a negative into a positive. The show wasn’t about no, ‘we gon’ be fighting’ and this going on. And a lot of fathers don’t even take care of one child, don’t even be there with one child. But me, I be there with my children. I’m hands on. My kids love their father. If you go look on my Instagram…you’ll see before a show even thought about, I be on Instagram with my kids every weekend or when I could be with them period.”
But host Emperor Searcy (yes, that’s his name) asked him what many people had been thinking when he inquired why anyone would think it’s a good idea to name a show something as tacky as All My Babies’ Mamas…?
“I really understand that, they have the right to think that. But at least give the show a chance. I’m working hard for the show to air because people do want to see it. And my kids, they want to see it, they disappointed right now. They were excited. But you know, my show is not about no negative. It’s a positive. But if they want to see the show, sign the petition. I’m hands on…In the beginning, in the first couple a years, I’m not gon’ lie I wasn’t there with my kids like that. I thought this getting money thing…it was what it was. But as I got older and get a little more wiser, I realized it was more to that. I was a dad at first, but I became a father…I paved a way for them to not walk the same path I walked in.”
Well all right. And if you needed further assurance that cancelling this show was a good idea, Rush Limbaugh of all people spoke out about the show and thought it should continue. But then again, we know why he would root for such shenanigans…
“The morality police, the old fuddy-duddies got in gear…The show was simply gonna’ show what it is in terms of this lifestyle and just gonna’ tell everybody what it is. Is it any wonder that the star of a show that happens to be Black and has the show pulled out from under him? Well I know none of these kids are more important than the president’s kids, but they’re important to Shawty.”
Riiiiiiight. Thanks for that nonsensical gibberish, sir.
But anyway, let’s be real Shawty Lo. Life will go on even if you’re not given the opportunity to showcase your humongous family and the many baby mothers that come with it. Before reality TV, people worked, and after it, they will have to go back to seeking out REAL work, so get to rapping and continue to take care of your children and be the good father you say you are. However, we the people, don’t need to see you in action.
Check out video from his interview on the next page…
Did anybody else spontaneously start singing, in the Kreayshawn voice, “One big Binder, full of bad b***hes…” when Presidential candidate Mitt Romney started talking about a binder full of women during Tuesday’s debate? Just me? Okay, well I’m sure I’m not the only one who instantly thought of Cam’ron’s “Horse & Carriage” when President Barack Obama amusingly referred to Romney as “Mr. Me Too?” Well, if you didn’t you are probably thinking it now.
It’s funny how we associate things with both positive and negative attributes. On their own, both Kreayshawn’s “Gucci Gucci” and Cam’ron’s “Horse & Carriage” might illicit some negative reaction for their explicit language, misogynistic lyrics and overall wack content. However, in new context, say a gaffe by Mitt Romney and a well orchestrated zinger by the president, they become wonderful salient postscripts to otherwise muted points.
And this might happen more than we think. Like during the same debate, when a sole woman stood up in front of both candidates and asked, “President Obama, during the Democratic National Convention in 2008, you stated you wanted to keep AK-47s out of the hands of criminals. What has your administration done or planned to do to limit the availability of assault weapons?”
Both candidates, while disagreeing over the ban, co-signed each other on the community’s role in violence. And while the president was more kid gloves about it, suggesting that the end of violence can only come through community efforts, Romney took a more direct tone to the whole “community effort” discussion with talk about family values. To be more exact:
“But let me mention another thing. And that is parents. We need moms and dads, helping to raise kids. Wherever possible the—the benefit of having two parents in the home, and that’s not always possible. A lot of great single moms, single dads. But gosh to tell our kids that before they have babies, they ought to think about getting married to someone, that’s a great idea.”
Well maybe Romney’s binder full of women is actually a matchmaking look-book for all those crime spreading single moms out there?
But seriously, no one should be surprised by Romney, a self-professed religious man, would champion the family unit as the solution to social problems. I think that is basically his answer to everything. Can’t afford college? Ask mom and dad. Likewise, it was Paul Ryan, Romney vice-presidential hopeful, who just last week asserted that, “The best thing to help prevent violent crime in the inner cities is to bring opportunity in the inner cities. Is to help teach people good discipline, good character.”
But that didn’t stop people in my news feed, particularly angry black folks, from balking at his solution to violence and issuing charges of coded racism and sexism, pointing the finger at poor single parents. Single parents, particularly single mothers for all the ills in the community so what’s the big deal if we add gun violence to the list? Of course I am being facetious but how is Newt Gingrich’s advice that the NAACP “should demand paychecks and not food stamps,” any different than Bill Cosby’s now infamous Pound Cake Speech? Or Philadelphia Mike Nutter, who gave his best Southern Baptist routine in the pulpit about how our youths are damaging the race any different than Rush Limbaugh asserting that some people are just meant to be born slaves because they are lazy?
Point is that black folks have been on this social conservative/personal responsibility kick for a long time and lots of our folks were willing to co-sign some of these very conservative values when the speaker just so happened to be black. How many times will someone go off about hood rats and welfare queens? How many of us regularly scowl at the antics of project dwellers and thugs? How many times do we read comments below stories about lazy shiftless Negros, messing it up for the rest of us good…er…African Americans? So what makes Romney’s sentiment less meaningful now?
Is it the message or the messenger?
From the Nation:
“Rush Limbaugh is worried about penises. Specifically, he’s concerned that feminism (I’m sorry, ‘feminazis’) have contributed to decreasing penis size. Responding to an Italian study that reports penises are 10 percent smaller than they were fifty years ago, last week Limbaugh pointed to feminism, feminazis and “chickification” as the cause.”
Wait a semi-erect minute: penis sizes have shrunk? Who gives a crap about what Rush “Oxycotin” Limbaugh says. Penises are shrinking – and it is not from ocean water. That’s the damn story here.
How long has this been going on? And more importantly, what can we do about this? Do we need a special White House penis Czar to get to the bottom of this? Never mind the economy, Iran and the protests in Madrid; we demand to know why our public officials have been so flaccid on this issue. I mean, there are some portions of the female populous, who probably feel impotent to the concerns about shrinking penises, but I personally think this is a national crisis – a penis panic if you will – a few inches shy of being bigger and stiffer story than the national election. See what I did there.
Bad package puns aside, the study in which Limbaugh has referenced is hard to pin down. Most, who have reported on his remarks, have cited a link by the site, Cha Cha, which lists it under weirdest scientific studies. According to the report, the unnamed Italian researchers have claimed that the average size of a penis is roughly 10 percent smaller than it was 50 years ago. The post on the study doesn’t say how the research was conducted or give numbers. However, the study does provide several reasons for the supposed shrinkage, including weight gain, stress, smoking and alcohol. No, feminazis did not make the list.
Well, since we have yet to prove that penises are actually shrinking, we can breathe a sigh of relief. However with much concern on Limbaugh’s part at least, about the future of the penile, we have to wonder, does size really matter?
Well I believe that depends on the asker. If it is the Prince Charming that you are dating and really feeling, then the answer is “no babes. It’s the motion of the ocean that is more important. Besides, good things comes in small packages. ” However, if the dude you thought was fabulous suddenly turns into Mr. Jerky F. McDirtbag, then the answer to that question is, “Screw you, you wack tiny shrinky dink, short-short man.” Because when we are mad, we know right where to kick a dude – right in the gonads.
Actually, survey studies, a real survey, indicate that 65 percent of gay and 55 percent of heterosexual men are generally satisfied with the size of their own genitals. However, that still means that there is a whooping number of men, who wish that they could change their penises – most of course, want to be bigger. Coincidentally, science will tell us that many of those dissatisfied tend to have average or even above average sized penises.
However that depends on what part of the world you live in and what is considered average. According to the World Map of Penis, yes Virginia there is such a thing, the average penis size in the U.S. is around 5.1 inches however averages ride the scale from the lowest of 3.8 inches in South Korean to an unbelievable well-endowed 7.1 inches in the Congo. Talk about a magic stick.
From a scientific standpoint, size does matter. If you go by the research from the University of the West of Scotland, one-third of the women surveyed said that they were more likely to have an orgasm with a longer than average penis, than through 4-play, which is the traditional thinking. And in another study, while the actual penis length doesn’t matter, the length as measured from the anus to underneath the scrotum, known as anogenital distance, is a determining factor in fertility in men. Men with a shorter measured anogentital distance stand a seven-time greater risk of having fertility problems as opposed to men with a longer AGD.
There is even research, which links the economic development of a nation with the average penile length of its inhabitants. According to this research, the size of a male organ is found to have an inverse U-shaped relationship with the level of gross domestic product in 1985. Countries with a gross domestic product, or GDP, have a maximizing size around 13.5 centimeters, whereas a collapse in economic development is identified as the size of male organ exceeding in 16 centimeters – proving once again that women can’t have it all (i.e. big stick and money).
In the name of science I too conducted my own research via several brief telephone calls to some of my girlfriends, who were more than pleased to have their workday interrupted to talk about penises. Like, I literally had one girlfriend say, “I was on my way to an important budget meeting with my boss but I’ll make the time.” Anyway, the overwhelming majority of my freak-tastic girlfriends agreed that size does matter but not in the way that many guys think. The women I know will promptly say that what they like is well girth. A penis that is not too small but definitely not too big. How that works out in quantifiable measurement is a mystery however, as my late-to-work friend put it, “I like the use of my legs and I’m not trying to end up in a wheelchair.” Makes sense to me.
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To say you’re surprised by anything ignorant that comes out of the mouth of talk show host and conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh is pretty crazy at this point. It’s like sitting in front of your window expecting the sun to come up–why pay attention when you know it’s going to happen? He was born to be a scoundrel–he is the chosen one. From calling President Obama “Barack the Magic Negro” to making claims that actor Michael J. Fox, who has Parkinson’s disease, was exaggerating the severity of his illness in an ad for stem cell research to gain sympathy, it’s clear that Limbaugh is the big, immature and insensitive kid who just wasn’t given that talk about common sense, and you know…home training.
But I guess he crossed a whole new line with people after he called law student Sandra Fluke a “S**t,” “prostitute” and “feminazi” because she went in front of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to get support for health coverage for contraceptives. BAD move. Doesn’t he know who runs the world? (Girls!) Since making those remarks last week, his sponsors have been running like Usain Bolt away from his show and everything that represents Limbaugh. Although he has tried to offer multiple phony and lame apologies, ones that came out of pressure but not true remorse, folks still aren’t having it. So instead of backing away from his comments, Limbaugh has decided to do what too many white men with a microphone and a huge audience like to do when they have their back against a wall with sponsors and the public in general–blame rap music.
While defending his comments (and no longer running from them), Limbaugh had the following to say according to MTV: “Talk about a double standard,’’ Limbaugh said. “Rappers can say anything they want about women. It’s called art. And they win awards.’’
…*Bursts into laughter* Really Rush? Really? Is that all you could think of?
I mean, let’s be real about it, this is a subject we’ve talked about numerous times. Do many rappers consistently degrade women and call them things much worse than “sluts” and “prostitutes” in their lyrics? Yes, often. After watching a video of rapper Game and his crew push a woman off the stage after groping her when she refused to pull down her shirt, it’s clear some men getting paid for their “talents” and rhymes need to rethink their behavior and their lyrics. However, when are grown a** radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh and Don Imus going to stop blaming rappers they don’t listen to and know not a darn thing about for their disrespectful, hateful and simple-minded comments? It’s so played out to go after the group of people that mainstream America loves to dance to one day, and then bash the next.
What’s really up with this 61-year-old man blaming Gucci, Lil Wayne, Kanye (hell, even Nicki) and a slew of other rappers for the fact that he can’t stand to see a strong woman fight for a cause that he doesn’t agree with? And to see Don Imus’ archaic behind having the nerve to to call Limbaugh an insincere pig for his attack on Fluke almost made me want to throw up my Cap’N Crunch this morning. So it’s not okay for him to call this young, educated and strong white woman a “s**t,” but you had all the reason in the world to call a probably equally educated and strong group of black female basketball players nappy headed hoes and then
deflect the focus to Jay-Z? Yeah, both of these men have the game all wrong.
It’s pretty clear we live in a world where many men don’t have much respect for women at all: rappers, political pundits, men on the street in general. I could sit around and cry a river over it, but I’m fairly sure that this was something we all knew already. Hearing enough conversations and excuses as to why men shouldn’t give up their seats on trains and open doors and Facebook essays on why a woman’s outfit could be asking for sexual assault proves that. And that’s the root of Limbaugh’s comments, his huge lack of respect for women and other people in general who don’t agree with his views and tirades.
In my mind, when something that vile comes out of your mouth, chances are, you truly mean it. So Rush, either stand up like a man and apologize if you feel bad, or don’t and stand by your words, but at 61 years of age, you and all these other loose-lipped old white men with power and influence need to stop blaming others for your racist and sexist actions. While Yeezy, Wacka, and especially Game might have a long way to go with showing respect for women in their lyrics, they didn’t advise you to call her a “s**t,” so stop running from the real problem and using black men as your scapegoat. Because seriously, if I asked him to name 10 of his favorite rappers, he’d probably draw a blank after one. Come on Rush, suck it up and finally, FINALLY take the consequences of your actions–or make that words–like a man.
Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke had no idea that the case she brought to Congress, requesting that her university’s health insurance cover contraception for students, would lead to her being called a “Slore” and “prostitute” by Rush Limbaugh on his national radio show. Since advertisers pulled out of Rush Limbaugh’s show, the conservative radio host issued an apology to Fluke on Saturday; however, she has responded by saying that his apology doesn’t change a thing.
In his apology, Limbaugh stated: ”My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir,” Limbaugh wrote in a released statement. “I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.”
Fluke went on The View this morning to explain the case she brought to Congress and to urge viewers to boycott media pundits and personalities who consistently insult and degrade women. We applaud her courage and her very eloquent stance on the whole issue. We’re sure by now that she has job offers rolling in from Washington DC.
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It’s no secret white Republicans only care about black folks when it’s time to vote. Every election season you know there is going to be a random white man sitting in the back of your church looking out of place. Then the preacher steps to the pulpit with a: “We have a very special guest today. Representative/Congressman/Senator So-and-so is here and he wants to tell us about x, y, z,” i.e. himself — and then after the election season is over you never see the man again.
I’ve grown accustomed to this sad tradition, but this year it seems the Grand Old Party is kicking that reach-out-to-the-black-people thing into over drive. And oddly they are playing the race card to do it. Right wingnut Ann Coulter, for instance, has been bending over backwards to defend black conservative Herman Cain during his sexual harassment crisis. Proudly, she has remarked — in public — that her blacks, meaning Republicans, are more impressive than their blacks, meaning Democrats, spurring her crusade against what she calls the “high-tech lynching” of Cain regarding the sexual harassment allegations against him. The Daily News has the details on her bizarre reasoning:
“Our blacks are so much better than their blacks,” Coulter told Fox News. “To become a black Republican, you don’t just roll into it. You’re not going with the flow. You have fought against probably your family members, probably your neighbors, you have thought everything out and that’s why we have very impressive blacks in our party.”
HLN’s Joy Behar questioned Coulter’s remarks on Tuesday evening, asking if she believed “all the African Americans who are Democrats are stupid?”
“No,” a testy Coulter answered. “I’m saying Google Maxine Waters, Cynthia McKinney, John Conyers, and then Google Allen West, Michael Steele or Herman Cain. … Ours are more impressive. There’s no question about it.”
If you ever thought black people overplay the race card, these statements are evidence that the GOP is about to put us all to shame. Even Rush Limbaugh of all people has taken a stance against the “racism” he says is being hurled at Cain, having the nerve to ask the public, “What’s next, folks? A cartoon on MSNBC showing Herman Cain with huge lips eating a watermelon? What are they gonna do next?” He’s is really one to talk. (If you need a reminder of all of Rush Limbaugh’s many racist statements, check out NewsOne’s list of gems.)
And let us not forget the race-baiting fairy godmother of all who started this whole trend, Michele Bachmann. I don’t know how she sleeps at night tossing and turning over how President Obama has failed us as black people, who were so much better off during slavery.
I have to wonder if Bachmann and Coulter could get away with these antics if they were men. Even Limbaugh could not go that far.
I just want the GOP to get real. Has anyone seen Michael Steele since Obama won the election three years ago? I know they’ve got Herman now, but does he, or anyone else, really think his party will care about him after he fails to win the nomination?
I have enjoyed watching a group of people who’ve used words like “tar baby” and “boy” to refer to the leader of our nation suddenly become so outraged over a few questionable allegations being investigated about one of their own, who is black by political design. I’ll actually be kind of sad after November 2012, when we will likely see pigs fly before you see another GOP member try to advocate for the black community. It just shows their hypocrisy in using race — and using Herman Cane’s race — to make the party seem more interested in the black community. We will seldom have such obvious evidence that they are more interested in political maneuvering.
What do you think about all this racial pomp and circumstance from the GOP? Are you angered by their playing the race card or do you even pay it any mind?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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(Gawker) — Hit radio funnyman Rush Limbaugh noted on his program today that Kraft is creating a special new two-tiered Oreo made with both chocolate and vanilla frosting. Being the hit radio funnyman that he is, he immediately infused this latest unimpressive snack unveiling with comical racial politics:
Shock jock, radio personality Rush Limbaugh said first lady Michelle Obama is not practicing what she preaches. Limbaugh criticized Lady O for induldging in short ribs while on vacation in Colorado. He said, ” The problem is—and dare I say this—it doesn’t look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice. I’m trying to say that our first lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.”
The first lady’s detractors brushed off the comment telling the Washington Post “She’s never told people to cut out junk food; she’s suggested they eat junk less and exercise more.” They were a little bit nicer than they should have been. But I guess they wanted to take the classy route. Fortunately I don’t have to.
I would have responded with a question, something like, “Rush don’t you think you should be less focused on Michelle and what she’s eating and more focused on how you’re going to maintain that Adonis-like physique of yours while sitting behind a desk, spewing ignorant filth all day?” And another thing. Even the women on the covers of Sports Illustrated don’t have those bodies. It’s called airbrushing, not like every woman aspires to be on that cover anyway. No, the first lady opted for a more sophisticated approach, when she graced the cover of Vogue.
Limbaugh has since said he’s surprised at the backlash he’s received for his comments, saying he was engaging in very “civil discourse.”
Please, enough with the foolishness.