Sunday, July 03, 2016
Mrs. Obama as a style queen?
The article excerpted below ran under the heading: "But who's the style queen? Michelle Obama and Queen Letizia of Spain show off their impeccable fashion sense AND toned arms". The implication was that Mrs Obama looked as good as the Queen of Spain. I guess that political correctness demanded that claim. I feel able to say, however, that Mrs. Obama looked like a cow in a bag. De gustibus non disputandum est, of course but I think my response is what you would get from an unbiased observer.
The sycophantic media have been going goo gaa about Mrs Obama's attire ever since Mr Obama was elected. What a contrast with the way the conventional clothing of the children of Chief Justice John Roberts was despised after Bush II nominated him. The Leftist media really are foul
It was a fashion face-off of epic proportions when Michelle Obama met with Queen Letizia in Madrid today.
America's first lady was joined by the glamorous royal in the Spanish capital, on what was the last leg of a trip to promote girls' education in poorer countries and raise awareness of gender inequalities.
The ever-chic Letizia, 43, stunned in a sleeveless scarlet dress from Nina Ricci that showcased her toned arms, adding a pair of pointed nude courts and turquoise earrings.
Michelle Obama and Queen Letizia of Spain are two of our favourite style icons, so we expected great things when they met. And we definitely weren't disappointed!
Letizia looked very ladylike in a red dress by Nina Ricci, whilst Michelle took a style risk in a white midi dress with a cape back. FLOTUS has really been mixing things up recently, wearing labels like Proenza Schouler, Peter Pilotto and Altuzarra, but Spanish label Delpozo was the perfect choice.
We’re at ‘Point of Using the Force of Government to Punish Religious Organizations’
Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), spoke with CNSNews.com on Saturday and said the view that marriage is between one man and one woman is increasingly silenced as hate speech.
“We’re now at the point of using the force of government to punish religious organizations,” said Brown at the march in Washington, D.C. “This is not just undermining religious liberty this is the opposite of religious liberty.”
Brown spoke at NOM’s fourth annual March for Marriage against same-sex marriage and the first march following the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges ruling, which legalized homosexual marriage last June.
CNSNews.com asked Brown about his continued commitment to the issue following the Supreme Court’s ruling.
“Well, you know, just like the life movement, Roe v. Wade didn’t stop the life movement,” he said. “There were a couple of tough years, but out of the wreckage of Roe arose a vibrant, winning coalition.”
“It’s going to take years, maybe decades, but we need a movement that has this march to be a living symbol year in and year out that we’re here, we’re not going away, and we’re growing,” he continued.
Brown said there are two observable detrimental consequences of the ruling: “the religious liberty effects” and “what’s happening with transgender issues and especially bathroom bills.”
“We’re seeing bakers, florists, videographers, anyone who’s involved in the wedding service industry who’s a Christian, persecuted, put out of business,” he said of the religious liberty consequences of the ruling.
“What’s happening with transgender issues and especially bathroom bills -- I think that is a direct consequence,” he added. “Once you say that there’s no distinction between mothers and fathers, husbands and wives in the law, then there’s no distinction between male and female. So, we’re headed in a direction where a lot of things we’ve taken for granted are now up for grabs.”
“If male and female are interchangeable, the whole notion of men showering in men’s showers, women showering in women’s showers, I mean everything’s turned upside down,” said Brown, “and that’s because you get to these ridiculous ends because the place you start with, the place you start from is wrong.”
“The first principles are wrong,” he said. “Men and women are different and that’s just a fundamental reality, and when you undermine that reality it has secondary consequences that are profound.”
CNSNews.com also asked Brown if he has seen a move to characterize any sort of position for man-woman marriage as hate speech and silence it.
“Yeah definitely,” he said. “We’re now at the point of using the force of government to punish religious organizations. This is not just undermining religious liberty. This is the opposite of religious liberty. This is exactly what our founders fled from and feared. This is persecution.”
“The consequences have been profound and I think they’re only going to get worse unless Christians band together and stand up,” Brown said.
The March for Marriage is an annual rally organized by the National Organization for Marriage. A small crowd gathered Saturday for speeches and the march to the U.S. Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
'Pro-Life Feminist' Patricia Heaton Blasts Supreme Court on Abortion, Quotes Thomas Jefferson
Patricia Heaton, a popular actress and star of the show "The Middle," is critical of the recent Supreme Court decision on abortion.
On Monday the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that required abortion clinics to meet hospital-like standards for outpatient surgery and for the doctors who practice in the clinics to have visiting privileges at nearby hospitals.
After the news broke Heaton, who is pro-life and Catholic, tweeted: Hey SCOTUS: "The care of human life & happiness, and not their destruction, is the first & only object of good government." T. Jefferson
Heaton also tweeted links to pieces by "pro-life feminists" Kristen Hatten and Kira Davis.
In her op-ed for the Dallas Morning News, Hatten wrote the following: " As a pro-life feminist, I not only believe that women deserve equal human rights, but that women are strong and capable. The abortion industry tells women they can't make anything of their lives without abortion. That is the opposite of empowerment. Women were once considered property and denied basic human rights. How dare we treat our children the same way? Our liberation cannot come at their expense"
More Leftist racism
The Left are obsessed by racial quotas
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said on Tuesday at an event focused on Hispanic-American Entrepreneurship that the national monuments in the nation’s capital need to be more diverse.
“If you drive around Washington, D.C., in every circle and every square you generally see a bronze white guy – sometimes on a horse, sometimes not - you have to work really hard – like in front of the Indian embassy you’ll find Mahatma Gandhi,” Jewell said.
“A handful of women – maybe – if you look really hard – sprinkled around the city, but there are very few places and memorials that tell the story of the rich diversity that has made this country great,” Jewell said.
The panel discussion Jewell took part in was entitled “Strong Communities: Empowering the Growing Hispanic Population,” described as “an open dialogue between federal principals and invited guests to explore policies instituted under the Obama administration that have helped advance the Hispanic community and create a steady path forward.”
Jewell spoke about the role of the Interior Department and the Obama administration’s efforts to make public lands under the department’s jurisdiction more diverse.
“The other thing that President Obama recognizes and began to manifest itself with Ken Salazar’s leadership as secretary of Interior and as continuing throughout the Obama administration, is that we are, through the National Park Service, largely America’s storyteller.
“And yet if you drive around Washington, D.C., in every circle and every square, you generally see a bronze white guy – sometimes on a horse, sometimes not – you have to work really hard – like in front of the Indian embassy you’ll find Mahatma Gandhi,” Jewell said.
“There’s a handful of women – maybe – if you look really hard – sprinkled around the city,” Jewell said. “But there are very few places and memorials that tell the story of the rich diversity that has made this country great, and that is something that we have been working very diligently to do.”
On Friday, Obama designated the Stonewall Inn in New York City a national monument. The inn was a homosexual bar where riots took place in 1969 after a police raid.
The announcement of the designation was made to coincide with the gay pride parade in the city on Saturday that included a video played on billboards in Times Square that featured Obama and footage from the riot, including one image featuring a sign that read “Homo is healthy.”
Obama said the bar is the “newest addition to America’s national park system.”
“Stonewall will be the first national monument to tell the story of the struggle for LGBT rights,” Obama said.
Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.
American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of other countries. The only real difference, however, is how much power they have. In America, their power is limited by democracy. To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges. They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did: None. So look to the colleges to see what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way. It would be a dictatorship.
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