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Wonderful Women Of The World

Posted by Michelle Moquin on 23rd October 2016

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A wonderful woman of the world…Our beloved FLOTUS.

From the NY Times with Michelle Obama on the cover.

To the First Lady, With Love

Four thank-you notes to Michelle Obama, who has spent the past eight years quietly and confidently changing the course of American history.

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By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:

love-letter-slide-DYNH-articleInlineShe had rhythm, a flow and swerve, hands slicing air, body weight moving from foot to foot, a beautiful rhythm. In anything else but a black American body, it would have been contrived. The three-quarter sleeves of her teal dress announced its appropriateness, as did her matching brooch. But the cut of the dress scorned any “future first lady” stuffiness; it hung easy on her, as effortless as her animation. And a brooch, Old World style accessory, yes, but hers was big and ebulliently shaped and perched center on her chest. Michelle Obama was speaking. It was the 2008 Democratic National Convention. My anxiety rose and swirled, watching and willing her to be as close to perfection as possible, not for me, because I was already a believer, but for the swaths of America that would rather she stumbled.

She first appeared in the public consciousness, all common sense and mordant humor, at ease in her skin. She had the air of a woman who could balance a checkbook, and who knew a good deal when she saw it, and who would tell off whomever needed telling off. She was tall and sure and stylish. She was reluctant to be first lady, and did not hide her reluctance beneath platitudes. She seemed not so much unique as true. She sharpened her husband’s then-hazy form, made him solid, more than just a dream.

But she had to flatten herself to better fit the mold of first lady. At the law firm where they met before love felled them, she had been her husband’s mentor; they seemed to be truly friends, partners, equals in a modern marriage in a new American century. Yet voters and observers, wide strips of America, wanted her to conform and defer, to cleanse her tongue of wit and barb. When she spoke of his bad morning-breath, a quirky and humanizing detail, she was accused of emasculating him.

Because she said what she thought, and because she smiled only when she felt like smiling, and not constantly and vacuously, America’s cheapest caricature was cast on her: the Angry Black Woman. Women, in general, are not permitted anger — but from black American women, there is an added expectation of interminable gratitude, the closer to groveling the better, as though their citizenship is a phenomenon that they cannot take for granted.

“I love this country,” she said to applause. She needed to say it — her salve to the hostility of people who claimed she was unpatriotic because she had dared to suggest that, as an adult, she had not always been proud of her country.

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Of course she loved her country. The story of her life as she told it was wholesomely American, drenched in nostalgia: a father who worked shifts and a mother who stayed home, an almost mythic account of self-reliance, of moderation, of working-class contentment. But she is also a descendant of slaves, those full human beings considered human fractions by the American state. And ambivalence should be her birthright. For me, a foreign-raised person who likes America, one of its greatest curiosities is this: that those who have the most reason for dissent are those least allowed dissent.

Michelle Obama was speaking. I felt protective of her because she was speaking to an America often too quick to read a black woman’s confidence as arrogance, her straightforwardness as entitlement.

She was informal, colloquial, her sentences bookended by the word “see,” a conversational fillip that also strangely felt like a mark of authenticity. She seemed genuine. She was genuine. All over America, black women were still, their eyes watching a form of God, because she represented their image writ large in the world.

Her speech was vibrant, a success. But there was, in her eyes and beneath her delivery and in her few small stumbles, a glimpse of something somber. A tight, dark ball of apprehension. As though she feared eight years of holding her breath, of living her life with a stone in her gut.

Eight years later, her blue dress was simpler but not as eager to be appropriate; its sheen, and her edgy hoop earrings, made clear that she was no longer auditioning.

Her daughters were grown. She had shielded them and celebrated them, and they appeared in public always picture perfect, as though their careful grooming was a kind of reproach. She had called herself mom-in-chief, and cloaked in that nonthreatening title, had done what she cared about.

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Michelle Obama is featured on one of the covers of T’s Oct. 23 Greats issue.

She embraced veterans and military families, and became their listening advocate. She threw open the White House doors to people on the margins of America. She was working class, and she was Princeton, and so she could speak of opportunity as a tangible thing. Her program Reach Higher pushed high schoolers to go further, to want more. She jumped rope with children on the White House grounds as part of her initiative to combat childhood obesity. She grew a vegetable garden and campaigned for healthier food in schools. She reached across borders and cast her light on the education of girls all over the world. She danced on television shows. She hugged more people than any first lady ever has, and she made “first lady” mean a person warmly accessible, a person both normal and inspirational and a person many degrees of cool.

She had become an American style icon. Her dresses and workouts. Her carriage and curves. Toned arms and long slender fingers. Even her favored kitten heels, for women who cannot fathom wearing shoes in the halfway house between flats and high heels, have earned a certain respect because of her. No public figure better embodies that mantra of full female selfhood: Wear what you like.

It was the 2016 Democratic Convention. Michelle Obama was speaking. She said “black boy” and “slaves,” words she would not have said eight years ago because eight years ago any concrete gesturing to blackness would have had real consequences.

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She was relaxed, emotional, sentimental. Her uncertainties laid to rest. Her rhythm was subtler, because she no longer needed it as her armor, because she had conquered.

The insults, those barefaced and those adorned as jokes, the acidic scrutiny, the manufactured scandals, the base questioning of legitimacy, the tone of disrespect, so ubiquitous, so casual. She had faced them and sometimes she hurt and sometimes she blinked but throughout she remained herself.

Michelle Obama was speaking. I realized then that she hadn’t been waiting to exhale these past eight years. She had been letting that breath out, in small movements, careful because she had to be, but exhaling still.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of the novel “Americanah” and the book-length essay “We Should All Be Feminists.” A recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant, her words have been sampled by Beyoncé and, most recently, on clothing from Dior’s spring 2017 collection.

By Gloria Steinem:

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Michelle Obama came into my life in stages. I knew that, like her husband, she was a Harvard-educated lawyer, but that unlike him, she had grown up on the South Side of Chicago, with parents who had not gone to college. When Barack Obama was a summer associate at her Chicago law firm, they met because she was his mentor. After his successful campaign for the U.S. Senate, I noticed that she chose not to go to Washington. Instead, he commuted to their home and two daughters in Chicago where Michelle had a big job as head of community affairs for a hospital.

But she really entered my imagination once she became first lady, a tall, strong, elegant and seriously smart woman who happened to live in the White House. She managed to convey dignity and humor at the same time, to be a mother of two daughters and insist on regular family dinners, and to take on health issues and a national food industry addicted to unhealthy profits. She did this despite an undertow of bias in this country that subtly questioned everything she did. Was she too strong, physically and intellectually, to be a proper first lady?

After a decade under a public microscope, she has managed what no other first lady — and few people in any public position — have succeeded in doing: She has lived a public life without sacrificing her privacy and authenticity. She made her husband both more human and effective as a president by being his interpreter and defender, but also someone we knew was capable of being his critic. Eventually, she spoke up about the pain of the racist assumptions directed at her, but she waited until her husband could no longer be politically punished for her honesty. And she has always been the best kind of mother, which means insisting that fathers be equal parents. All of this she has done with honesty, humor and, most important, kindness.

Recently, over the course of the Trump-Clinton presidential campaign, Michelle has become one of the most effective public speakers of our time. That’s serious. To be less serious, she has always been a woman who knows the difference between fashion (what outside forces tell you to wear) and style (the way you express a unique self). At one lunch in the White House for women who had been spokespeople and supporters in President Obama’s second campaign, she invited local public school children to sing and perform. Those students, mostly African-American kids, were spirited, talented and at ease in a White House that belongs to them as much as to anyone in this country, yet they wouldn’t have been there without Michelle.

What will she choose to do next? That’s up to her. She could do anything, from becoming a U.S. senator from Illinois to campaigning for the safety and education of girls globally. She could also choose to lead a private life. Whatever she decides, I trust her judgment.

Though I’m old enough to remember Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt in the White House — and all the couples and families since — I have never seen such balance and equal parenting, such love, respect, mutuality and pleasure in each other’s company. We will never have a democracy until we have democratic families and a society without the invented categories of both race and gender. Michelle Obama may have changed history in the most powerful way — by example.

Gloria Steinem, a feminist activist and writer, has been touring America, campaigning for Hillary Clinton and promoting the paperback edition of her travelogue “My Life on the Road.”

By Jon Meacham:

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On a lovely early autumn day in her final October in the White House, Michelle Obama stepped out onto a sunny South Lawn and, in a way, bid farewell. The setting was her celebrated organic kitchen garden, but the subtext seemed to go far beyond any single initiative. “I have to tell you that being here with all of you, overlooking this beautiful garden — and it is beautiful — it’s kind of an emotional moment,” Mrs. Obama said at a ceremony to unveil a bigger, fortified version of the garden. “We’re having a lot of these emotional moments because everything is the last. But this is particularly my baby, because this garden is where it all started. So we’re really coming full circle back to the very beginning.” She recalled conversations in 2008 about the role she might play in an Obama presidency — and noted, tellingly, that the garden emerged after “Barack actually won,” to which she added: “He won twice.” The gathered guests happily applauded.

There, in a way, was the essential Michelle Obama, or at least the essential observable version of herself: speaking of broad public good (the garden, which was part of her campaign against childhood obesity) while revealing an arch sense of competitiveness. My husband won; he won twice. As their history-making time in the White House comes to an end, it’s worth pondering the lessons of the Age of Obama. My own view is that both the president and the first lady have conducted themselves splendidly in the White House, managing the most difficult of tasks with apparent ease: projecting a grace that masked the ambition and the drive that took them, at early ages, to the pinnacle of American life.

In this they have kept faith with a tradition that, in our country, is as old as George Washington, who embodied the classical ideal of Cincinnatus, the reluctant leader summoned from his plow to lead the nation. President Obama gets much of the public credit for handling his eight years coolly, but the first lady has been a critical element of his success. She has chosen her shots carefully — not least in choosing to make the case against Donald Trump on the campaign trail in 2016 — and is leaving the country with a warm impression of an excellent mother, a steady spouse and a sensible, devoted American.

Not everyone agrees, of course; not everyone ever does. The Obama skeptics and the Obama haters have from time to time questioned her patriotism, but this is the same country that managed, in some quarters, to hold Eleanor Roosevelt in contempt. The important thing is that Mrs. Obama, a clear-eyed lawyer, found a way to withstand the scrutiny of the spotlight. In point of fact, she did more than withstand it. To borrow a phrase from William Faulkner, she not only endured it; she prevailed over it.

How? By finding, or appearing to find, that most elusive of things in the modern world: balance. She was not Mrs. Roosevelt or Mrs. Carter or Mrs. Reagan or Mrs. Clinton, playing roles in affairs of state. Instead she did what the first African-American first lady arguably had to do to play a successful public role. In Voltaire’s terms, she cultivated her own garden, never threatening and never intimidating her neighbors. Much more doubtless unfolded beneath the surface or behind closed doors; history will sort that out. For now, it is enough to say that she is leaving the White House a strong and popular figure with a lifetime of good will and great reservoirs of capital on which to draw as she and her husband write their next chapters.

Back in 2008, musing on the life she was about to enter, Mrs. Obama recalled doubts about her garden — a bit of projection, one suspects, for doubts about the entire presidential enterprise. “What if we planted this garden and nothing grew?” Mrs. Obama asked. “We didn’t know about the soil, or the sunlight. And it’s like, oh, my God, what if nothing grows? … It was like afterwards I remember telling Sam [Kass, the former White House senior advisor for nutrition], ‘This better work, buddy. This better work.’” And so it did.

Jon Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, is the author, most recently, of “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush.”

By Rashida Jones:

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The first time I met Michelle Obama was at the White House as part of a mentoring initiative, for which the first lady had brought together a dynamic group of women to speak to urban teenage girls about their career goals. Olympians, actresses, producers, writers, an astronaut and an Air Force general gathered in the West Wing to greet Michelle before we headed out to various local schools. She was warm, gracious and charming. She thanked us for coming, hugged everybody and made us all feel like her friends. As first lady, she has ticked all the boxes: loving wife, protective mother, health and fitness advocate, garden enthusiast and, yes, style icon. These accomplishments have left traditionalists feeling satisfied.

But, as is always the way, her reputation as the perfect hostess invited criticism from progressives. Enter Michelle Obama, outspoken activist, a woman who isn’t afraid to remind us she is a proud African-American woman, which is, in itself, revolutionary. A former lawyer who speaks out on behalf of gay rights and gun control, she delivered an unforgettable speech at the Democratic National Convention earlier this year, shining a clear, bright light on our country’s shameful history. Suddenly, the progressives were pleased and the traditionalists were confused. The media wants to pin her down — they’ve been trying since Barack Obama took office in 2009. But you simply can’t.

Michelle Obama embodies the modern, American woman, and I don’t mean that in any platitudinous or vague way. Rarely can someone express their many identities at the same time while seeming authentic. My female friends and I often talk about feeling like we’re “too much.” We’re complicated; we want to be so many things. I want to be a boss and also be vulnerable. I want to be outspoken and respected, but also sexy and beautiful.

All women struggle to reconcile the different people that we are at all times, to merge our conflicting desires, to represent ourselves honestly and feel good about the inherent contradictions. But Michelle manages to do this with poise, regardless of the scrutiny. That, to me, is the best thing for feminism. Her individual choices force us to accept that being a woman isn’t just one thing. Or two things. Or three things. The position of first lady is, unfortunately, symbolic, and that makes it fair game for media analysis ad nauseam. But no think piece can fully encompass a real woman.

If feminism’s goal is equal opportunity and choice, Michelle makes me feel like every choice is available. You can go to Princeton and Harvard, you can rap with Missy Elliott, you can be a mother and a lawyer and a powerful orator. You can champion the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, while also caring about fashion. You can dance with Ellen and also fearlessly remind people, on live television, of the reality of your position: “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.” You can be your husband’s partner and supporter, and also use your cultural and political capital to campaign for Hillary Clinton, unflinchingly standing up to her “locker room talk”-ing bully of an opponent with the battle cry “enough is enough!” — eloquently putting into words what a lot of people, myself included, had been feeling.

Michelle Obama will have her own legacy, separate from her husband’s. And it will be that she was the first first lady to show women that they don’t have to choose. That it’s okay to be everything.

Rashida Jones is a writer, actress and producer who stars in the TBS comedy series “Angie Tribeca,” and most recently co-wrote an episode of “Black Mirror,” premiering later this month on Netflix.

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Readers: I loved reading these. Makes me so proud over and over again of our amazing FLOTUS. I’m excited to see how she will bless us with her brilliance next.

What would you write in a thank-you note to FLOTUS?

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Vivian: I don’t know about always but thanks for the kudos. I bet you’re a force to reckon with in the courtroom. :)

You are so welcome, Peter. How are you?

Rolando: He caught me on a good day. And I agree with you; Alycedale is a sharp sister with a tongue of the same. And I mean that in a good way.

Speaking of…

Alycedale, Brie: “Specific is terrific.” And because of you two, I changed the title of yesterday’s write. It should’ve said White “Males” to begin with. Thanks for making such a valid point.

Ernesto: Your comment landed in spam. Sorry. I retrieved it and it has been posted as #6 yesterday.

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The #PantsuitPower Flashmob

Posted by Michelle Moquin on 13th October 2016

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I LOVE this!!

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The #PantsuitPower flashmob for Hillary Clinton is exactly what you need today

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The social media campaign “Humanity for Hillary” is making a splash this week with a new video of a #PantsuitPower flashmob. Dozens of dancers clad in Hillary’s signature look took to New York City‘s Union Square for an incredibly choreographed performance of Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling.”

Filmmakers Mia Lidofsky and Celia Rowlson-Hall – a lesbian couple – produced and planned the weekend event featuring breakdancing, streamers, backflips and, of course, lots and lots of colorful jackets.

The group says on their website that “As of September 1, our social media campaign has reached more than 25 million people online, and our videos have been viewed almost 5 million times. We’ve been covered by more than 50 mainstream media outlets and in 44 out of 50 states – all because of the positive, people-powered movement of HRC supporters who want to use art and creativity to help get her message out.”

Watch the joy unfold below and try not to shout, “I’m with her!”

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Readers: What more can I say? #ImWithHer

Welcome to San Francisco, Hillary!

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Obama’s last 100 days starts today. Where did the time go? 

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This Is For My Girlz :)

Posted by Michelle Moquin on 5th September 2016

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Good Monday Morning! And to my U.S. Readers: Happy Labor Day!

Keeping it light and low key today. Well maybe not low key…The first lady is rockin’ out with James Cordon of The Late Late Show, + Missy Elliott.

From the Huff Po. Watch it!

Michelle Obama Uses ‘Carpool Karaoke’ To Highlight Pressing Global Issue

In between belting Stevie Wonder, dancing to Beyoncé and delighting in a surprise appearance from Missy Elliott, first lady Michelle Obama brought up a serious message during her appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden”: the importance of educating girls around the world.

While participating in a “Carpool Karaoke” segment, Obama told the show’s host that she launched a Snapchat account to document her recent travel to Liberia, Morocco and Spain. The goal of the trip was to highlight her Let Girls Learn initiative, which she launched last year to educate more girls. Globally, more than 62 million girls are currently not in school. 

“So much could be corrected in the world if girls were educated and had power over their lives,” Obama said. “My message to kids here is, don’t take your education for granted, because there are girls around the world who would die to get the education that we have. They would do anything. They would move mountains to make it happen. I want our girls and our boys here to be aware of it, I want them to come along on this trip with me, and Snapchat was a good way to hook them in.”

Through the Let Girls Learn, thousands of American Peace Corps members stationed across the globe now get training in gender and girls education. The program works with multiple government agencies and outside organizations to invest in and elevate programs that directly impact girls in at-risk areas.

The first lady wrote about the importance of the initiative in The Wall Street Journal last March.

“The research is unequivocal: Girls who attend secondary school marry and have children later, and they have lower maternal and infant-mortality rates and lower rates of HIV/AIDS,” Obama wrote at the time. “Every additional year of education can increase a girl’s earning power by 10% to 20%; and sending more girls to school can boost an entire country’s economy. National-security experts have even noted that educating women can be a powerful tool to fight extremism, violence and instability.”

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Readers: I am soo going to miss our first lady. Michelle Obama is just the best FLOTUS. With over 46 million video views, I’d say she’s going to be missed by all. #LOVEHER.

Let Girls Learn:

Let Girls Learn is a United States government initiative to ensure adolescent girls get the education they deserve. Around the world, girls face complex physical, cultural, and financial barriers in accessing education. As a girl grows older the fight to get an education becomes even harder. Her family must be willing to pay school fees. She may have a long, unsafe walk to school. She may be forced to marry. And she often lacks the support she needs to learn.

Yet, we know that educating girls can transform lives, families, communities, and entire countries. When girls are educated, they lead healthier and more productive lives. They gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to break the cycle of poverty and help strengthen their societies. It’s time to Let Girls Learn.

Such a wonderful movement. If you want to learn more about Let Girls Learn, click here. If you want to get involved click here. Thank you Michelle Obama for all of your efforts in support of our girls!

Off to go play. I hope you are all doing the same!

Peace & Love.

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The Emperor Has No Balls

Posted by Michelle Moquin on 28th August 2016

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Good morning!

I posted this blog write last Saturday and then decided to trash it. Why? Well because I thought, “What if this was done to Hillary? How would I feel then?” This is not who I really am. I don’t want to go with Trump where the repubs have gone.

And then I thought, “Wait a second here. The Dems do need to go there.” I understand why they needed to go there, and why I decided to pull my blog out of the trash and post it again today.

Let’s look at Trump and the horrific things he has done that aren’t even close to this naked caricature that liberals have created of Trump. Trump does sick things to others all of the time.

Trump claimed Ted Cruz’s father was involved with the assassination of President Kennedy. (!) Even though, yes, these statues are a bit insulting it is not even close to accusing someone of murder, when we know this is false, but so far only the republican party has consistently accused the opposing party POTUS candidate of murder, http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/bill-clinton-says-gop-attacks-they-accused-me-murder-n577896.

Trump is as low as any despicable member of that party. He too, has followed that political line of attack against the Democrats during his announcement of Pence as his VP pick, he accused Hillary of getting away with murder. http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/16/trump-accused-hillary-clinton-murder-disastrous-mike-pence-announcement.html

Trump accused Obama of being the founder of ISIS. (!) Ok, again, the statues are a caricature of Trump, but to accuse a POTUS of being the founder of ISIS is just ridiculous and a defamation of character.

Accusing Obama of being the founder of ISIS is especially grievous considering the fact that he had during his run for the Republican nomination accused the then President Bush and his administration of knowingly lying to invade Iraq. — But in the last GOP debate, Republican candidate front-runner Donald Trump took things to a new level. He not only called the decision to go to war “a big, fat mistake” (and, post-debate, proclaimed it “a disaster”) but also said: “They lied. They said there were weapons of mass destruction. There were none, and they knew there were none.” – http://townhall.com/columnists/larryelder/2016/02/18/trump-bush-administration-knowingly-lied-about-iraq-war-intel-n2120851

In full disclosure mode, I will admit that I too think that Bush and Cheney started the Iraq war to make a killing in their investments in Military industrial company stocks. Whatever their reasons were the American people now know that the Bush administration lied to get America to illegally attack the sovereign country of Iraq.

The “Shock and Awe” Bush and Cheney has been so proud of caused the dislocation, maiming and death of tens of MILLIONS of innocent people in Iraq. There used to be millions of Christians in Iraq before the Bush invasion. —Here’s also the short truth you won’t hear from the hard right: It wasn’t long after the US invasion that Iraqi Christians starting fleeing the country. Many women and girls were drug into the streets and raped or killed. They were also sold into slavery. Petitions for the Bush administration to do something, do anything to help, were circulated starting in 2003 to no avail. No one in the USA who had the power to do anything seemed to care.”— http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/08/1320161/-Plight-of-Christians-in-Iraq-Began-When-GW-Bush-Invaded-in-March-2003-Obama-Urged-Action-in-2007

Bush’s destruction of Iraq’s government which acted as a control over the Shiites, released them to become head of the government of Iraq. —As President Obama struggles to deal with the crisis in Iraq, it’s useful to remember who gave the world this cauldron of woe in the first place: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

Their decision to launch a foolish and unwarranted invasion in 2003, toppling Saddam Hussein and destroying any vestige of the Iraqi state, is directly responsible for the chaos we see today, including the rapid advance of the well-armed jihadist militia that calls itself the Islamic State.”https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/eugene-robinson-paying-for-bushs-2003-invasion-of-iraq/2014/08/11/2eee77ac-218a-11e4-86ca-6f03cbd15c1a_story.html?utm_term=.d3adfc319682

A militarily astute group of Sunnis, who had been the head of the government of Iraq under Sadam, felt abandoned. The Shiites who Bush placed at the head of the government of Iraq, began to torture, terrorize and murder the Sunnis by the tens of thousands. As a result,  the Sunnis aligned themselves with ISIS in self defense. Now we have a militarily, battle heartened cadre of officers who demonstrated that capability by routing the American backed Iraqi Shiite army. http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/10/world/meast/iraq-violence/index.html

That cadre of Sunnis make up the ISIS army that has wrecked havoc across the Middle East. The problem for the West is ISIS has mutated into an insane group determined to avenge itself against the West who they feel is responsible for the millions of dead and displaced Sunnis across the Middle East.

That brings us back to Trump. There is a difference between the person who hits first (Trump and the republicans) and the reaction to their attack (The Democrats, including moi). The Dems didn’t start this low degenerate stuff. Trump did. And the repubs cannot claim innocence, because they sat back and said nothing. The Democrats have a history of cowering under the salacious attacks launched against them by the republicans.

This girl cowers before no one. I will never start nastiness, but if you bring it, I will do my best to finish it. So my caveat to mean, evil people is “bring it only if you can handle my reply.”

Yes, I took my blog write down but I realized a retaliatory act is not the same as an initial attack. The Republicans use the argument of false equivalency to arrive at a fallacy in logic which claims that mimicking a disgusting act they perpetrated is the same as perpetrating that act. I say, don’t bring it, if you can’t handle the reply. Republicans can dish it out but they can’t take. So, Trump, handle this! 

Here’s the write pulled from the trash:

I see that lips were flapping. How delightful that so many of you decided to go into the weekend kissing instead of blogging. Sweet.

I’m sure many of you have heard about this already but again, I couldn’t help but post this. Especially since it happened in my San Francisco one of the five cities. And to think I was just in the Castro the evening before Trump graced us. So sorry to miss this one.

Here’s the write from Daily Kos:

Naked statues of Donald Trump titled ‘The Emperor Has No Balls’ are popping up in major cities

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An “anarchist collective” called INDECLINE (Twitter account here) are behind a series of nude statues depicting Donald Trump in his birthday clothes. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” these series of statues are called “The Emperor Has No Balls.” This is possibly the darkest story I’ve ever had to cover.

Warning: You cannot unsee what you are about to see.

New York.

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San Francisco.

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Los Angeles.

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Seattle.

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Cleveland’s statue is still MIA on Twitter.

Update:

The New York statue was taken down. According to the Gothamist.

Parks Department spokesperson Sam Biederman provided us with the following statement regarding the Trump statue:

NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small.

The best statement from a city official ever? Probably.

**Aahahhahah!**

Readers: Unfortunately the cities had to remove Trump. Oh if it was just that easy to truly get rid of him!

San Francisco lasted the longest (I think) – Trump was still erect…eh I mean standing, until yesterday morning! Woo Hoo! Thank you San Francisco. Oh, how I love my city.

Did any of you get a photo op with Trump?

On a serious note though was this a good idea or not? How would we think if Hillary was depicted this way?

Blog me. 

*The End*

Readers: And there you have it. Lots to talk about on this Sunday morning. Pick a topic that suits you and get a conversation going. The forum is open.

Blog me.

Peace & Love: “Live it, give it.”

Lastly, greed over a great story is surfacing from my “loyal”(?) readers. With all this back and forth about who owns what, that appears on my blog, let me reiterate that all material posted on my blog becomes the sole property of my blog. If you want to reserve any proprietary rights don’t post it to my blog. I will prominently display this caveat on my blog from now on to remind those who may have forgotten this notice.

Gratefully your blog host,

michelle

Aka BABE: We all know what this means by now :)

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Burkini Ban In France

Posted by Michelle Moquin on 26th August 2016

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Good Morning!

Baheejah, Vida, Fatima, et al: It has been some time since the subject of Islam has been broached on my blog. I look forward to the day when western men will refuse to do business with a country whose men follow not a religion, but a cult that terrorizes, rapes, tortures, and murders their women. Considering how long it took us to elect a female president, I’m not counting on that happening any time soon. But hey, who knows what a female president can do. We haven’t had one yet so I’m not putting any limits on her.

Fatima: I am not sure if this is you (I’m assuming it is), who posted this comment back in 2011. Whether this is you or not, I decided to repost it again because it is an excellent, well articulated write that deserves another round of blog time.

Islam is accepted in the modern world all over the planet because those men who practice it have OIL. That is how allah is truly spelt by westerners. This talk of respecting a “religion” they know is an evil cult designed to keep women as sexual slaves is just a western man’s way of looking the other way at this evil while he does business with the enslavers for their OIL.

This article Michelle as (sic) boldly presented, clearly shows that islam is a cult designed to control females with terror in the name of a religion. For if their god allah says it is alright to beat us, then who has the right to question their god, allah, that is the claim these evil men are making and daring the rest of the world to object to under penalty of a fatwā of violence issued against them.

Of course islamic men will fight and die to keep the right to own women, just as America’s confederate fought and died to keep the right to own slaves. That does not mean it is a religion, just as it does not make any claim America’s southerns make that it was about “independence and self determination” true. Neither does the fact that over a billion people “worship” islam. At least half of those do it without their consent because they are captives of that cult. The other half are the captors.

Of course your pope would accept this abomination as a legitimate religion. It has only been a short time since catholicism has been forced to withdraw their doctrine which allowed their male worshipers to own their women. That doctrine still lingers as men under the pretext of being “devout” continue to attempt to use their “scripture’s” proclamations to control the bodies of western women.

So what does it boil down to? Alycedale, and you Michelle speak the truth when you say “men.” All over the world men use religion to force women into situations they could not do with logic.

So, yes, Zen Lill#7, marriage is but the telling to other men. “I have branded this cattle and it is mine.” If you trespass I have a legal means of suing you. We as females are but cattle to muslim men to be herded on their ranch called “family.” until we are selected out to be sold as sexual pleasures to the buyer.

The rest of the world accepts these “marriages” as binding legal contracts giving the owners the right to do as they see fit with that cattle. American white men are all too familiar with this type of ownership of human beings. They enjoyed the same recognition of the right to own another human being for centuries and continued it after the “emancipation” of those human being for another 2 and a half centuries. Your very election today is mostly the white males in your country refusing to give up their privileged status obtained from their illegal slavery of OTWs, and the use of “religion” to regulate the actions and control the bodies of their females.

We study and learn about the dangers of accepting your SCOTUS as a body independent of cultural and economic influence when it rules. Your 7-2, Dred Scott decision in 1857 which held that a slave did not become free when taken into a free state is not unlike saying a woman does not become free of the slavery of islam when she is taken into America.

Both decisions rest on the incredibly disgusting position that slavery of another human being is not the issue. The only issue was then and is now is whether that enslaved human being could assert his/her freedom in a state/country that did not accept the disgusting position.

So the western world does not consider the incredibly disgusting position that slavery of females is up for discussion by this “religion,” only whether that slave should be beaten when a mufti asserts under islamic law that she can. Incredibly disgusting!

Thank you Michelle for exposing this cult for what it is. Islamic men will declare that you are blaspheming a “religion” of a billion people. Please do not waver. Enslavers declaring a right because they have forced at least half of their constituency to be a part of it under penalty of death if they leave it or speak negatively of it, is without merit.

For certain if the penalty of death was lifted islam would be a cult of only men. It would go the way of your catholicism. Something else would be formed. Today women would be free to accept islam without the constrictions for females. Many of your offshoots of catholicism practice christianity that does not make a female the sexual slave of men.

There is NO redeeming value of islam as long as it is used to be vehicle for the enslavement and control of females under the pretext allah said so. No God would enslave half its people under the other half. That is just BS which benefits the lust of men.

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My love to you and all my sisters. May you all be safe. ❤️

While we’re on the subject of Islam, I found this write from Daily Kos:

I should have a right to choose…what I wear.

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I have been following the French #burkiniban news on twitter and other stories about women being kicked off of airplanes and it gets more and more alarming for me personally — I often wear a headwrap – and now feel that I am pressured to not wear one when traveling.

France’s burkini ban is a dangerous move for feminism

A full-body wetsuit garment for Muslim women is at the centre of a controversy in France, and the debate is raising difficult questions about feminism, Islamophobia and the country’s values.  At least six towns on the Mediterranean coast have banned the burkini — a swimsuit that covers the torso, limbs and head — and three more are threatening to do the same. The mayor of Cannes, David Lisnard, who was the first to forbid the beachwear on the basis that it disrespected “good morals and secularism” and posed a threat to public order, called the burkini “the uniform of extremist Islamism.” 

Women who break the law face a fine of €38 (£33; $42) and several Muslim women have already been penalised. France’s secular political establishment was united in backing the measure, but failed short of bringing it to a national level. Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in an interview published Wednesday in the La Provence newspaper the burkini reflects a worldview based on “the enslavement of women … That is not compatible with the values of France.” Many Muslim women regard the ban as sexist, Islamophobic and — most of all — counterproductive for the purpose of assimilating Muslims in the country. 

“It’s a blatant violation of women’s rights — the right for women to decide what to wear and their freedom of movement,” Rim-Sarah Alouane, a religious freedom expert at the University of Toulouse and a Muslim raised in France, told Mashable. “Women are not even asked for their opinion: They’re dictated to by male officials what they can wear on the beach.”

On Al Jazeera’s “Inside Story – French ‘burkini’ ban: secularism or security?” host Folly Bah Thibault discusses the issue with her guests — Jacques Myard – French Member of Parliament and member of the opposition Republicans party, Yasser Louati – Human Rights and Civil Liberties Activist and former head of International Relations for the Collective Against Islamophobia in France, and Anne Giudicelli – Security Analyst, and founder of the security risk consultancy firm, Terrorisc.

I agree with this French feminist – women are damned for what we wear – whether bare or not bare.

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The hypocrisy about French secularism is patently obvious. Catholic religious garb is not banned.

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Nor are wet-suits:

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Air travel for women who are wearing a head scarves becomes more problematic, as self-styled vigilantes “report” on them for suspicious activity.

Three British Muslim siblings were left traumatised after being escorted off a plane in London and interrogated on the tarmac as armed police kept watch, after fellow passengers accused them of being members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group.

Sakina Dharas, 24, her sister Maryam, 19, and their brother Ali, 21, were on board EasyJet flight EZY3249 from London’s Stansted Airport to the Italian city of Naples on August 17.

Sakina told Al Jazeera on Tuesday that as the plane was about to take off, a crew member ordered the siblings off the aircraft and escorted them down the staircase to the tarmac, where they were met by armed police and an MI5 agent who questioned them for one hour.

Earlier, two passengers – also travelling to Naples – had told authorities that the siblings had been looking at a mobile phone screen that showed either Arabic text or the words “praise be to Allah”, Sakina said.

“A passenger on your flight has claimed that you three are members of ISIS,” the MI5 agent said to the siblings, according to Sakina, a clinical pharmacist.

This story in the Guardian about the woman on the beach being forced to take off some of her clothing, by police is distressing.

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Photographs have emerged of armed French police confronting a woman on a beach and making her remove some of her clothing as part of a controversial ban on the burkini. Authorities in several French towns have implemented bans on the burkini, which covers the body and head, citing concerns about religious clothing in the wake of recent terrorist killings in the country. The images of police confronting the woman in Nice on Tuesday show at least four police officers standing over a woman who was resting on the shore at the town’s Promenade des Anglais, the scene of last month’s Bastille Day lorry attack.

After they arrive, she appears to remove a blue long-sleeved tunic, although one of the officers appears to take notes or issue an on-the-spot fine.The photographs emerged as a mother of two also told on Tuesday how she had been fined on the beach in nearby Cannes wearing leggings, a tunic and a headscarf.Her ticket, seen by French news agency AFP, read that she was not wearing “an outfit respecting good morals and secularism”.

Meanwhile, here in the U.S., I’m looking forward to the Headwrap Expo, which is going to be taking place in September in Dearborn, Michigan, which will include interfaith panel discussions between Sikhs, Muslims, Christians, Jews, Rastafarians, and other spiritual communities who incorporate some type of covering.

There is an interesting side-note to this issue — as a result of the controversy, global Burkini sales are up. The designer of the burkini says that 40% of her sales go to non-Muslim women.

I believe women should have a right to choose. They should not be forced to wear hijab in certain countries, nor should they be forced to wear bikinis, or other Euro-style swim-wear or street dress in others.

*****

Readers: I know you have something to say here. Flap your lips…It’s Friday.

Blog me. 

Lastly, greed over a great story is surfacing from my “loyal”(?) readers. With all this back and forth about who owns what, that appears on my blog, let me reiterate that all material posted on my blog becomes the sole property of my blog. If you want to reserve any proprietary rights don’t post it to my blog. I will prominently display this caveat on my blog from now on to remind those who may have forgotten this notice.

Gratefully your blog host,

michelle

Aka BABE: We all know what this means by now :)

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