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Michelle Obama’s Pep Tour

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Today, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are in Colorado Springs, dragging her entourage around at probably a pretty high cost to American taxpayers, to Fountain-Ft. Carson, on the south side of Colorado Springs.  Why are these two here?  To support military families, right?

What a joke.  If Michelle really wanted to support military families, she should tell her husband that he was wrong for electing to not pay the military during a government shutdown over keeping Planned Parenthood from collecting their due.  Instead, she’s going around talking about how much the military inspires her.  Is that just happen to be a follow-on from her actually learning to be proud of her country?

So, amidst all the fan-fare that surrounds the news, the real news is from the comments of those in the Springs, specifically parents who were told to keep their youngsters home because they didn’t fit the look and image.  Now we all know that the White House determines, in advance, the kinds of people, the numbers, and the like come to these things.  This tells me it’s only really about politics and trying to bolster Obama’s image in the eyes of the military.

But again, these comments caught my eye, amidst the scores of hate comments from the locals shooting at each other.

  • My kids go there, my daughter was one of the few selected to actually be in the same room. My son, well he was asked not to come today because, well quite frankly, he didn’t fit the profile of the community they are trying to portray. haha what a farce.
  • This is NOT an equal opportunity for students. Students/parents were NOT picked "at random". I know some students were "excused" and "given the day off" or simply asked "not to come". (High risk? Behavior?)Only 10% of students will actually meet her, the rest will see her by video broadcast (YAWN)and will be sequestered in the gym or cafeteria for two or more hours (yeah, that will work well). I assure you teachers won’t be teaching; students won’t be learning. They are only scheduled to be in 3 classes today for 10 minutes each and lunch won’t be served until 12:30 to 2:00. Nothing will get done today but I’m sure those 60 "random" students" will enjoy it.

I kinda wish I knew what students got selected – which kids were good enough to be in the same room, which ones were sent to watch the thing in the cafeteria or auditorium via camera feed and which ones got a school-sponsored day off.

Interestingly, Jamie Hyneman, the beret-sporting star of Mythbusters  was Michelle’s opening act.  However, some students were more interested in seeing Hyneman then they were in seeing the First Lady.  Perhaps because Hyneman does real work for a living and can still entertain the American people, versus Michelle who really does neither. 

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Written by The Rabid Conservative

April 14, 2011 at 1:05 pm

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