February 11, 2019

At the Grammys, Michelle Obama only needed to open her mouth to set the audience into raving ecstasy.



That was after Alicia Keys gave a speech, introduced "all my sisters," and Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and Jada Pinkett Smith had each given little speeches. Scroll back and look at all that if you want. I just wanted you to see how the celebrities, exposed to an intense concentration of stardom, went so wild over Michelle.

I never watch the Grammys. I just saw that in the news this morning.

109 comments:

Bay Area Guy said...

Lotta rich, famous confused folks at the Grammys.

fivewheels said...

All awards shows are trash and full of trash, and the Grammys are the worst of them. Their failure to acknowledge Vinnie Paul in the In Memoriam segment is only the latest disgrace.

Limited blogger said...

Did Michelle release an album?

Jupiter said...

I love it! A bunch of stupid, loud-mouthed whores, doing typical stupid, loud-mouthed whore self-congratulatory bullshit on a big old stage in fancy clothes with a roomful of pretentious assholes cheering them on, and I'm not paying for it!.

Kay said...

I quite like Gaga and Jada’s dresses.

rcocean said...

Damn, she's a big Lady.

Nothing wrong with that. Just more of her to love.

rcocean said...

Is there any reason why famous girl singers are all bat-shit crazy?

Mike said...

How is she not running for President? She's so loved she could easily win the nomination.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Cult worship.

Michelle never screwed up like Hillary did. For that we cheer!

zipity said...

Yet another Hollywood/L.A. circle jerk.

What other industry is so obsessed with constantly crowing "Look how great we are...."

Seems to me it exposes a deeply repressed feeling of guilt over the money showered on entertainers who in the grand scheme of things are pretty insignificant.

gg6 said...

“Music helps us share ourselves,” said Mrs. Obama, in a surprise appearance. “It allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in.”.......I can never decide about this Michelle person - is she simply an idiot or the world's most commonplace bs artist?

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Agreed. If Michelle wanted to run for president, the sky would open for her and the angels would sing.

Amadeus 48 said...

She is not running for president because she wants the love, and as an icon she doesn't have to do anything to get it. She doesn't have to sing, she doesn't have to dance. All she has to do is show up. She doesn't care about power.

I think she is much more self-aware than Hillary (how could anyone be less?). I will be very, very, very surprised if she ever wants to climb down off that pedestal and run for office.

Dave Begley said...

What has this woman DONE other than marry Barack? She got into Princeton and went to law school. Big deal.

If she would have gone to Illinois State, she'd be a divorce lawyer in Chicago.

wendybar said...

I hope she DOES run. I would love the Trump/Obama debates!!

Darrell said...

If she would have gone to Illinois State, she'd be a divorce lawyer in Chicago.

Not without a law license, she wouldn't. But I'm sure judges ask Harvard law grads to surrender their licenses all the time.

Chris said...

Sing it with me: "Cult of personality, cult of personality, cult of personality"..

etbass said...

Well, there's just no question; she should be president of the United States. Why even bother with a vote?

Jupiter said...

Mike said...
"How is she not running for President? She's so loved she could easily win the nomination."

Yes, and if she wanted a gigantic shit sandwich every single day for eight years, there are undoubtedly people who would be happy to supply the shit. But dumb as she is, she ain't that dumb.

tim in vermont said...

I bet in the Soviet Union they had award shows to reward all of the good communists that did their part to fulfill the latest “five year plan” too.

Robert Cook said...

The human tendency to idolize others is pathetic and pernicious. I have no particular dislike of Mrs. Obama, but the adoration she elicits shows the mindlessness of this behavior. Mr. Obama was not a great or even good president: he, as was Bush and Clinton before him, an agent of the oligarchs who own the country, and he carried on the wars and protected the Wall street gangsters (and the military torturers)and persecuted whistle blowers with no chorus of complaint from the Democrats who see Trump as an unprecedented evil in the White House. They're all fools.

MadisonMan said...

It must destroy the soul to receive such unadulterated veneration.

Ralph L said...

Who thought showcasing her entire legs was a good idea? Four of those would be scary.

Would BO have gotten the same reception--or better?

EDH said...

Did the audience not know who it was until she spoke?

Dave Begley said...

I understand that her ghost-written book has sold very well. Why? Who would read it?

tcrosse said...

Blogger Dave Begley said...
What has this woman DONE other than marry Barack? She got into Princeton and went to law school. Big deal.


Yeah. Contrast this to the huge accomplishments of Hillary Clinton.

Tank said...

Dave Begley said...

I understand that her ghost-written book has sold very well. Why? Who would read it?


Dave, you read it and tell us. Come on, take one for the team.

rhhardin said...

It showcases womanpower. Mindless but numerous.

rhhardin said...

Autotune sounds so much unlike historical on-pitch singers that I'm surprised anybody uses it.

On-pitch singers, e.g., Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez.

bagoh20 said...

It's a perfectly intelligent reaction, becuase we all feel things when we think, and it's foolish to think/feel that we don't. If you feel a deep respect and admiration for Michele, even if you can't think of anything she has accomplished, well, that's as valid as having a reason, becuase it's all the same thing. Sometimes I feel like punching people right in face, and I have to stop holding back just becuase I think it's a bad idea.

Fernandistein said...

This is covered by Sailer's "Rule by Actresses" since music performance is largely acting nowadays, and they're acting while on the Grammy stage.

Fernandistein said...

"From the Motown records I wore out on the South Side to the ‘who run the world’ songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story, and I know that’s true for everybody here, whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity, our sorrows, our hopes and joys. It allows us to hear one another, to invite one another in. Music shows us that all of it matters, every story, every voice, every note, in every song. Is that right ladies?"

[Verse 1: idontknowjeffery]
Make her suck your dick the first date
You scared to rape a bitch? I can't relate
She let me in her house, nobody safe
Now pass the plate, rape, rape

She let me text her, won't let me touch her
She say she can't fuck, I'm like her brother
Kick down the door unannounced while she lay on the couch
I gives a fuck this your house, place that crotch on my mouth

rehajm said...

Michelle never screwed up like Hillary did. For that we cheer!

She never had many decisions to make. When she did she usually screwed up. The White House Garden is okay. How's that school lunch thing working out?

Freeman Hunt said...

"It must destroy the soul to receive such unadulterated veneration."

I like to think that she is rolling her eyes inside.

chickenlittle said...

If John Lennon were alive he would tweet to Barack: "You may be more popular that we were but your bird can't sing."

Xmas said...

Michelle can't run for president. All they'd need to do is keep showing that security camera footage of her hospital dumping a dying uninsured patient into a taxicab when she was in charge of the community outreach program.

https://archives.cjr.org/campaign_desk/the_obamas_and_the_chicago_hos.php

Nonapod said...

This just reinforces my notion that I'm wired a little differently than most people. While there are certainly people I greatly respect and admire, I've never felt (what I assume must be) that feeling of overwhelming worship of a living person. The closest I've ever gotten to that feeling would when I'm watching a very high level virtuoso instrumentalist execute a complex piece or improvisation, like Guthrie Goven or Bill Dickens. But even then it's a quiet admiration, I don't feel urge to emote.

Mike said...

Com on Xmas, you know they can hide that sort of thing... you can wear blackface and get away with it if you're a Democrat.

Fernandistein said...

So you think the relative popularity of Barack vs Jesus is funny, chickenlittle? I can't imagine what sort of mind thinks like that. Sad.

William said...

Of all the awards shows I don't care about, I care about the Grammys the least. I've seen and heard of some Academy Award winning movies, but I don't recognize the names or works of those in the Grammy list. Iirc, Grammy night used to be a big night for nipple slips, but what with the #metoo movement even that transient pleasure is denied us.......I read somewhere that Allison Krauss has won more Grammys than any other performer. How did that happen?

CJinPA said...

Girl Power!

Jupiter said...

Freeman Hunt said...

"I like to think that she is rolling her eyes inside."

Nonsense. For the second time in her life, she's proud of her country.

BADuBois said...

Oh please, Michele, run run run run....

donald said...

Neither could Lennon’s.

Gilbert Pinfold said...

She got into Princeton and went to law school.

She got into Princeton because her brother, Craig Robinson, was a highly recruited basketball player who was a central cog in Princeton teams that annually knock off ranked teams through their unusually patient playing style. It was a package deal for him to play at Old Nassau.

Crimso said...

Grammys? Jethro Tull. Enough said.

Trump International Crime Syndicate said...

I never watch the Grammys. I just saw that in the news this morning.

I also watch news about things I never watch.

Or no I don't. Should I?

madAsHell said...

After Norah Jones won a Grammy, my wife went out, and purchased her record. We listened to it once. It was terrible.

Laslo Spatula said...

Michelle's presence in that still frame made me think of John Lithgow in 'The World According to Garp.'

I do not mean this as snark: just the imposition of size where not visually expected.

I am Laslo.

Lewis Wetzel said...

Has there ever been a less talented individual applauded as much as Michelle Obama? If she hadn't married Barack O, she would still be utilizing her degree from Harvard Law by doing community relations for a Chicago hospital.

Lewis Wetzel said...

"Blogger chickenlittle said...
If John Lennon were alive he would tweet to Barack: 'You may be more popular that we were but your bird can't sing.'"
Compared to Yoko?!

Lewis Wetzel said...

"Blogger zipity said...
Yet another Hollywood/L.A. circle jerk.

What other industry is so obsessed with constantly crowing 'Look how great we are....'
. . ."
Journalism. At least Hollywood/LA turn a profit.

Molly said...

(eaglebeak)

1. Grammys are balderdash. Elvis only won THREE, but -- to quote someone else; I don't remember who -- he was canonized as a secular saint by millions, maybe billions, of fans, and that is NOT happening with the forgettable Grammy winners, is it?

2. As to Michelle O, she may have gone to Princeton (and she did), but her senior thesis was a mess. You can read it here if you want to, but you're more likely to skim it after the first few pages. However, she is very tall.

https://www.politico.com/pdf/080222_MOPrincetonThesis_1-251.pdf

Freeman Hunt said...

I didn't know singers were so small.

Michael McClain said...

Just another self-congratulatory circle jerk populated by a bunch of pompous media drones. Surely reading a book would be more uplifting than watching such crap.

Ann Althouse said...

"I also watch news about things I never watch."

I don't watch the news. I see the news because I read it.

William said...

I just watched the clip provided. Michelle said a few banalities about how nice it is to listen to music and the crowd looked like they were hearing the Gettysburg Address. Watching all that love and adulation was kind of alienating. It wasn't as bad as the Nuremberg Rally, but it just seemed excessive.

rehajm said...

In toy train measures Michelle is O scale in an HO world.

Sydney said...

Still not much of a sense of fashion, I see. She dressed better before others dressed her.

Lewis Wetzel said...

Maybe I should Michelle a little credit. After all, she knew what every public school in America should be feeding its students.
I guess that comes with a law degree.

Ralph L said...

I didn't know singers were so small.

It's the noise that got big.

Temujin said...

The Official Left has always given the Obama's so much adoration for so little actual action or accomplishments other than posturing. She's gotta love the love. Again- I don't think Michelle is evil, but I do think that she, like her husband, are a props to aid in virtue signaling.

So much adoration over so little actual stuff.

Bay Area Guy said...

Were she too run, Michelle Obama would win the Dem nomination -- and possibly the White House.

This is not a good reflection of our country. Rather, it's a sorry reflection of the current state of the Democrat Party.

Nothing against Michelle -- if she ran for Senator or Governor of Illinois, she'd probably win, and then have a platform to do stuff. And maybe that stuff would benefit her state and constituents.

But, thankfully, she recognizes that a presidential campaign is over her head.

But who knows? If the Dems start knee-capping each other and are perceived to be too weak to beat Trump, watch for the Draft Michelle forces to emerge.

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tcrosse said...

The word on the street is that Michelle has the balls to run for President.

chickenlittle said...

@Lewis: Yes, even compared to Yoko.

William said...

With all the records that Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong etc left behind, why would anyone even bother listening to current music?....... I'm probably not in the Grammy demographic.

mccullough said...

I didn’t know Tony Bennett was still alive. He looks good

Skeptical Voter said...

Linebacker size, but can she tackle?

AllenS said...

If Michelle Obama decided that she too would like to be President, what would her platform consist of? I don't consider her very smart at all, in fact, my guess would be that she's an idiot.

chickenlittle said...

I can’t get the video to play but Michelle looks big enough to walk under to the bus stop. That’s one thing that always bugged me about her: she’s a tall woman to begin with, but she always insists on wearing heels to jack herself up even higher. That says inferiority complex to me.

chickenlittle said...

I pegged her as a “tower of glower” early on.

bagoh20 said...

I just realized another reason I like Trump - his wife will never run for President.

PM said...

With Diana Ross, it really was the Grammys hahaha

mccullough said...

I think American Women in general like American Men are getting taller.

mccullough said...

Trump’s wife will run for president in a decade. We just don’t know who his fourth wife will be yet. I’m guessing Sarah Palin

chickenlittle said...

@bagoh20: His daughter might, though.

chickenlittle said...

@mccullough: Doesn’t explain why this woman insists on being the tallest woman in every photograph.

Bob said...

Mrs. O needs to fire whoever is helping her pick out her outfits - she looks like K2SO from Star Wars. Yeeeeshh.

dreams said...

We're doomed.

Michael Fitzgerald said...

Democrat party members braying over their cult leader. Pathetic scumbags fawning over this vicious bigot, just emetic.

Ken B said...

Robert Cook At 9:16 says many sensible things.
Of course, these same things sound like pluses for Trump, so he might not actually mean them.

Trump International Crime Syndicate said...

I just realized another reason I like Trump - his wife will never run for President.

He does like them dumb and ambitious enough to aim just for his wallet, but nothing more noteworthy in life than that.

I get the impression that's the way you like 'em, too.

Greg P said...

I no longer watch the Grammys, or any other bit of "Entertainment" industry self congratulations.

Never give support to America's enemies

Molly said...

(eaglebeak)

I don't think Melania's all that dumb. As a matter of fact, I think she's pretty sharp. Marla Maples was dumb, yes--Ivana was not dumb, but was a major pain.

So: Melania's the best of the bunch.

Trump once said he didn't want a low-maintenance wife, he wanted a no-maintenance wife--and I think he found her. I imagine they get a kick out of each other.

Sebastian said...

"all my sisters"

Men can get into celebrity worship as well, but these days we usually require our idols to accomplish something first--win games, invent gadgets, make big $$.

By comparison, sisterhood comes cheap. Approached as sisters, women are easy.

Known Unknown said...

"If Michelle Obama decided that she too would like to be President, what would her platform consist of? I don't consider her very smart at all, in fact, my guess would be that she's an idiot."

She's smart enough (so far) not to run.

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Jim at said...

Grammys? Jethro Tull. Enough said.

Yeah. I remember that. I like Tull - and the album for which they won is decent - but it had no business being in that category, let alone winning it.

BTW, that was actually the million-dollar question on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. The guy passed on answering because he wasn't sure ... but he just knew it wasn't Jethro Tull.

Crimso said...

"With all the records that Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong etc left behind, why would anyone even bother listening to current music?"

Don't forget Steely Dan!

sdharms said...

Michelle is a man.

Amadeus 48 said...

"Melania's the best of the bunch."

It's one thing to say that about a group of women or even an array of girlfriends. It's really special to say that about present and former wives. Think Brigham Young or Tommy Manville or Osama bin Laden.

William Chadwick said...

The Eloi are always predictable.

Curious George said...

At least her junk wasn't showing.

Infinite Monkeys said...

That's embarrassing.

Molly said...

(eaglebeak)

Two's a couple, but three's a bunch.

Gretchen said...

Michelle Obama has zero accomplishments other than skipping 2nd grade and snagging Barack.

The democrats certainly embrace politicians with a swarmy fervent love. The swoon over how "attractive and stylish" Hillary and Michele are (when they are in fact ordinary looking women with makeup artists and huge clothing budgets), they make plays, movies and friggin' musicals about RGB, they salivate over Obama and Bill Clinton.

The only Republican politician who has ever had a fervent following is Trump, and I dare say every Republican I know who likes him thinks he has weird hair and wish he'd be less of a jerk sometimes. No one is starry-eyed.

That said, Michelle Obama is too smart (I think smarter than her pretty-boy husband) to run for president. Why do hard work when you rake in millions by just showing up.

JaimeRoberto said...

Why do the Dems put so many of their people on a pedestal? The Obamas, Hillary, the Kennedys, Beto... I don't get it. It's kind of creepy. The only analogous Republican I can think of is Reagan, and he's not even close.

Alex said...

Jaime - to be fair there is quite a cult of personality around Ronald Raygun. Maybe too much Bedtime for Bonzo? Or maybe something to do with him financing death squads in Central America?

Phidippus said...

rhhardin: "On-pitch singers, e.g., Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez...."

Yes, but let us not forget the best of all, the never-yet-equalled Frank Sinatra. Perfect intonation, perfect enunciation, perfect rubato ("swing"). Generally speaking, good judgement in the choice of material. And the bands!

A singer is a musician whose instrument happens to be inside their body.
Many of that Grammy lot would be better described as "vocalists", or "entertainers."

bagoh20 said...

"I get the impression that's the way you like 'em, too."

I'm sure you can do a lot better than Melania. Maybe something really hot like the smartest woman in the world (Hillary). She could use a new love interest, and you probably have the right plumbing.

Charlotte Allen said...

Michelle Obama isn't the huge lady in the photo in the monstrously unflattering gray sequined pantsuit, is she? Say it isn't so, Michelle!

Trump International Crime Syndicate said...

It's ok, baggies. We know your penis has too much sway over whatever brain would keep you from finding a talentless statue of a gold-digger attractive. Some of us can find women who are attractive, not greedy and not a dingbat whose mouth has nothing interesting to say. Sounds like you're not one of them. What a shame.

Maybe it's like that saying about the rich man and a camel in heaven being pushed through the eye of the needle. It is easier to push a camel through the eye of a needle than for baggies' brain to outthink his penis. But then, he thinks money can change the nature of reality.

It can't. But he's really easily fooled into thinking it can.

bagoh20 said...

Ritmo, I remember way back in the day when you were obsessed with my balls. Now my penis fascinates you too? I'm flattered as always, but just because you aren't attracted to beautiful women doesn't mean that I'm interested. I'm not homophobic, but in your case, I'll make an exception.

Rabel said...

I'm offended by her appearance in whitehair.

Trump International Crime Syndicate said...

Right. Fascinated.

Just because your many love life failings are transparently explicable doesn't mean anyone's fascinated with anything about them. Your tale is as old as time.

So how high do you want to top marginal tax rates to be in the next few years? 70%?

Would any of those rates apply to you?

Who are you going to lobby to keep that from happening, bagsies?

It's funny watching the Trump Residency fall apart at the wheels. Pretty soon he won't have a cabinet member left - or at least one with a brain. It will be like a bunch of zombie Frankensteins at that table, nodding yes to every psychotic raving he lets loos and applauding his greatness.

Drago said...

Charlotte Allen: "Michelle Obama isn't the huge lady in the photo in the monstrously unflattering gray sequined pantsuit, is she? Say it isn't so, Michelle!"

I found the video of japanese tourists pointing at Michelle while running away with poorly synched voiceovers the most entertaining.

Drago said...

Alex: "Or maybe something to do with him financing death squads in Central America?"

Commie death squads hate it when others fight back.

narciso said...

actually mitt romney was providing capital for the early paramilitaries, the guerillas couldn't win on the battle field, so the international community forced the truth commissions, and they took over within a generation, in south America, notably still in Uruguay, Venezuela of course, Bolivia et al,

heyboom said...

If it hasn't been said already, the most annoying thing about the Michelle O worshipers is how they all call her "my forever first lady".