September 25, 2010

Which First Lady is taller?

Careful! Watch out for optical illusions!

IN THE COMMENTS: MayBee writes: "Marie Antoinette's heir meets Marie Antoinette's hair."

38 comments:

Pastafarian said...

Congratulations. They finally found a first lady to put next to Michelle that, by comparison, makes Michelle appear the radiant fashion icon that we've been told, and told, and told, that she it.

EDH said...

Diplomacy up front, party in the back.

Dang!

Joaquin said...

except for those silver flats

Joaquin said...

I thought it was "liquor in the front, poker in the rear" EDH. I could be wrong.

New "Hussein" Ham said...

The real question is: "Which these ho's got mo junk up in they trunk?

Advantage Cameroon!

edutcher said...

My money's on Michelle. American women are always taller.

Lincolntf said...

How many gingers died to make that hideous rat's nest?

As to Michelle, ever see that GEICO commercial with Honest Abe and Mary Todd? "Perhaps a ...

Fen said...

"Coates, a veteran voting rights litigator whose awards include honors from the NAACP, testified that he believes King, Fernandes, and other lawyers within Justice violated their oath to faithfully execute the law when they selectively enforced the Voting Rights Act based on the race of the victim and the perpetrator."

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/time-for-change-govt-must-address-lawlessness-uncovered-by-christopher-coates/2/

And I'm astonished that Ann refuses to talk about this.

Lincolntf said...

Fen, it's not just Althouse. I watched virtually the whole session and it was absolutely astonishing. And Coates struck me as one of the most honest men I've ever seen in such a setting. Didn't dodge a single question and was eager to be challenged. And yet every media outlet went with the Colbert non-story instead.
I think they're all scared of what they'll have to report if they broach the subject. It's a mix of political correctness, racial paternalism and just plain dishonesty that informs their choice to feign ignorance of the story.
Good for us there's C-Span and the Internet. "They" won't be able to hide the cancer at DoJ for much longer.

Clyde said...

Fen, she did kind of mention it obliquely yesterday by quoting from the comments to one of her posts about something else.

And, well, it IS her blog. She gets to choose what she wants to blog about. I agree with you that the DOJ case is a huge story, and I don't want to see it get shoved under the rug. But the world won't come to an end if Ann doesn't blog about it.

Clyde said...

And Lincolntf, I read someplace that the Washington Post had the DOJ story on the front page. I don't know what kind of spin they might have put on it, but having it appear any place other than the bottom of page D-17 means that they realize they can't bury the story.

El Pollo Real said...

Here's a direct link to Fen's url for people who cannot cut and paste: link

Pastafarian said...

Fen, I'm sure that she'll blog about this case. There are too many subtexts in this story that are right up her alley for her not to.

I suspect that she's waiting to see how it shakes out a little bit more, when she sees something there that's particularly interesting and that she can write an interesting post about. I don't think that any of her readers just want to read "Hey, look what happened with that Black Panthers case." We want something spicy and layered, where half of it makes us say "I didn't think of that" and the other half just pisses us off.

ABP said...

As first lady, Michelle has clearly bought into the conventional wisdom about nutrition (low-fat, high carb). As a result, like most Americans trying to "eat right and exercise", she is getting fatter and fatter.

k*thy said...

Oh my...what was the question again?

MayBee said...

Marie Antoinette's heir meets Marie Antoinette's hair.

Gene said...

Michell is taller--if as Hemingway once said, "you care for that length of bone."

Fen said...

I suspect that she's waiting to see how it shakes out a little bit more, when she sees something there that's particularly interesting and that she can write an interesting post about. I don't think that any of her readers just want to read "Hey, look what happened with that Black Panthers case." We want something spicy and layered, where half of it makes us say "I didn't think of that" and the other half just pisses us off.

I hope you're right, I said as much friday night. But I'm losing faith.

I cant help but think that, if this was a case of the Bush DOJ refusing to investigate white on black crime, Ann would be on her fourth thread by now...

Swede said...

The First Klingon is too preachy for me. Maybe if she could get her own husband to follow her advice I'd be more inclined to give a rip what she says.

K'Pla!

Fen said...

And, well, it IS her blog. She gets to choose what she wants to blog about.

Agreed. Likewise, the community here gets to call her on it, esp if its a result of "political correctness, racial paternalism and just plain dishonesty that informs [her] choice to feign ignorance of the story."

Understand that I wouldn't be so cynical if Ann didn't have a history of treating one racial slur as worse than the others.

This seems to be the same thing.

New "Hussein" Ham said...

"She gets to choose what she wants to blog about."

Althouse: "I'm a law professor, and sometimes I write about the law."

But not, it seems, when lady Justice is revealed to be a common street whore when practiced by racist Democrats.

New "Hussein" Ham said...

"Marie Antoinette's heir meets Marie Antoinette's hair."

Ding, ding ding.

We have a thread-winner!

Chip Ahoy said...

Your disparaging remarks disappoint me.

First Lady Michelle Obama for the win!

madawaskan said...

Fen-

Althouse only responds to AlphaLiberal.

Ya, I know....

Where is that little fella?
Kinda misss him.

Lincolntf said...

If Althouse didn't watch the testimony herself she probably doesn't have much to contribute yet. Maybe once a few of the "big thinkers" in media/law speak up she'll have something to say about their analysis.

There are enough stories out today that a quick Google search could probably get people up to speed. His opening statement at the Pajamas link pretty much tells the whole story, anyway. People aren't going to be able to play dumb for much longer.

madawaskan said...

I actually love that dress.

My grandmere was quite the....

Anyways she had an all black bathroom with wallpaper just like that.

I'm not being facetious either, I like the dress.

Prints can be very subjective.

madawaskan said...

And she has actually worn that dress before, so good for her.

ampersand said...

"Such an interesting monster" I think Bugs Bunny did her hair.

Maguro said...

People aren't going to be able to play dumb for much longer.

Kind of naive, aren't you? This story isn't going anywhere, it'll all be down the memory hole by the middle of next week.

lemondog said...

I like her attitude. She seems to have fun and a lot of personality.

Nothing wrong with that.

Quaestor said...

Forget the tinpot First Lady of Cameroon (what a distinction that title is!) I think Michelle looks better than I've ever seen her. Maybe there's been some changes in the East Wing, finally somebody with good taste advising our First Lady vis-à-vis matters of wardrobe?

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Fen said...

This story isn't going anywhere, it'll all be down the memory hole by the middle of next week.

Yup. Despite the fact that all this dovetails with the Shirley "I dont help white people" Sherrod incident.

MamaM said...

Maria and the Baroness Schräder meet again, with Michelle dressed to dance the Ländler, in that lovely thing she was wearing the other day when the captain couldn't take his eyes off her.

Maguro said...

@Fen - Just change "Despite" to "Because" and you've got it.

BJM said...

Anyone notice the photo of Ashton Kutcher in bed with a really ugly guy?

Lincolntf said...

"This story isn't going anywhere, it'll all be down the memory hole by the middle of next week."


The Republicans will own the House in 6 weeks. Possibly the Senate, too. We already have more than enough evidence (Coates' testimony) to start an inquiry once we have the power.
Even Nixon and Clinton weren't punished until years after the initial infraction, but they both still got nailed during their own Administrations.
It might be long, ugly and distressing, but the truth is going to come out on this one. It's just too big to hide forever.

Synova said...

Honestly, the more I see the bright purple and the giant red hair the more it makes me happy.

I just want to smile, like the purple lady is smiling, smiling because someone hasn't given into the suppression and faux dignity of kowtowing to respectability.

And I want to go get acrylic nails and do something fun with them, because it looks fun and outrageous. And maybe paint them red, because I've never done red before.