Thu 6 Mar 2014 06:43
Michelle Obama reacts to finding wireless microphones under her seat at Yu Ying Public Charter SchoolPosted by: Malcontent
Categories: The First Frump
Thu 6 Mar 2014 06:43
Mon 3 Mar 2014 09:38
Feb. 25, 2014 file-pool photo Michelle Obama speaks in Miami. (Her receding wig was ready to leave before she was)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama plans a weeklong solo visit to China this month that includes meetings with China’s first lady and high school and university students.
It will be her first visit to the Asian economic powerhouse.
In an announcement Monday on the White House blog, the first lady says a China visit is important because it is the most populous country in the world, with more than 1.3 billion people, and plays an important role on the world stage.
The White House says Mrs. Obama will travel from March 19-26. She will spend several days in the capital of Beijing, followed by stops in the central city of Xian and the southwestern city of Chengdu. Her schedule includes a meeting with Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Mrs. Obama missed meeting China’s first lady last June when the newly installed Xi, accompanied by his wife, traveled to Southern California for a summit with President Barack Obama. The presidential-level meetings came around the time of Sasha Obama’s 12th birthday, and the White House said Mrs. Obama stayed in Washington to be with family.
She wrote a letter to Peng Liyuan welcoming her to the U.S. and expressing hope that they would meet soon in China, the White House said.
In China this month, Mrs. Obama will focus on the power and importance of education, including in her own life, during visits to a high school and a university in Beijing, and a high school in Chengdu.
She recently began an effort at home to encourage America’s young people, including some of the most economically disadvantaged, to pursue a college education. On past trips outside the U.S., she also has stressed the same points to students from the host country. Mrs. Obama grew up in a poor Chicago family, but ended up with degrees from two of America’s best schools.
In China, she will be accompanied by daughters, Malia and Sasha, and her mother, Marian Robinson, who lives at the White House. President Barack Obama will not be on the trip. He departs the U.S. later that week for stops in Europe and Saudi Arabia.
Mrs. Obama is encouraging students across the U.S. to follow her trip on social media and the White House website, where she will post a daily travel blog.
In preparation for the trip, she scheduled a visit Tuesday to a Washington charter elementary school with a Chinese-immersion, international baccalaureate program. Mrs. Obama will hear a presentation from sixth-graders who visited China last year and visit with pre-kindergarten students who are learning Chinese.
In her post Monday, the first lady said countries today are no longer isolated and are facing many of the same challenges, whether it is to provide students with a good education, combat hunger, poverty and disease, or address threats like climate change.
“These issues affect every last one of us, so it’s critically important that young people like you learn about what’s going on not just here in America, but around the world,” Mrs. Obama said. “Because when it comes to the challenges we face, soon, all of you will be leading the way.”
“That’s why everywhere I go, whether it’s here in the U.S. or abroad, I meet with young people to hear about your challenges, hopes and dreams — and that’s what I’ll be doing in China as well,” she said. “I’ll be focusing on the power and importance of education, both in my own life and in the lives of young people in both of our countries.”
Mrs. Obama’s previous solo travels outside the U.S. as first lady were to Mexico in 2010 and the African countries of Botswana and South Africa.
Fri 28 Feb 2014 09:31
Fri 21 Feb 2014 03:38
Juvenile and Embarrassing
Thu 20 Feb 2014 20:46
Michelle Obama’s multi-billion-dollar campaign to revolutionize the inner city diet by bringing healthier foods to low-income neighborhoods is failing miserably, according to a new study, yet American taxpayers are being forced to continue funding the costly initiative.
Sun 16 Feb 2014 05:21
Mon 10 Feb 2014 20:46
Michelle Obama tweeted this pic around 6 pm EST of Bo and Sunny with the words “Bone appétit!”
“Bone appétit”… tax payers.
And: French President Francois Hollande is going stag, but the Obama administration is pulling out all the stops to entertain him with a State Dinner full of pomp, circumstance, gourmet eats, and R&B music. Read More
Mon 10 Feb 2014 10:48
Courage is now defined by one man’s ability to chase after another man’s balls and poke him in the ass…literally.
Quite the inspiration for America’s children.
Mon 10 Feb 2014 06:08
Michelle Obama says a construction industry pledge to hire 100,000 veterans by 2019 isn’t only the right and patriotic thing to do, but also a smart thing for business. Read More
Emboldened by the pro-illegal alien/foreign labor Obama Regime, the same construction industry that has gone out of its way to screw veterans by hiring cheap illegal/foreign labor…now pinkie swears to hire them.
Because what could possibly happen to them if they don’t.
Thu 6 Feb 2014 04:50
“Almost everyone is eligible for some form of financial aid, and all you have to do to access that aid is fill out this one little form. It’s so simple,” First lady Michelle Obama told students at a suburban Washington high school on Wednesday.