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Michelle Obama: Don’t Let Them Eat Cake!

From her besotted fans at the Politico:

Michelle Obama: Dessert ‘not a right’

By AMIE PARNES | 7/12/10

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When the first lady appeared before the NAACP at the group’s annual conference here Monday to talk about childhood obesity in African-American communities, she connected easily with the crowd. Reaching back to her Chicago South Side roots and her years as a working mom, Michelle Obama made clear she understands how hard tackling the problem can be for working parents.

“Now is not the time to rest on our laurels,” she told delegates from the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization.

(As an aside, we wonder if the Republican Party is not an older civil rights organization.)

Attendees included Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and actors Blair Underwood and Louis Gossett Jr. The crowd at the convention center — at times reminiscent of church, complete with an organ — hung on the first lady’s every word.

Well, maybe it was reminiscent of Trinity Church.

“In my house, in Marian Robinson’s house, we ate what we were served,” she said. “We ate what was there, or we didn’t eat; [and] there was always a vegetable on the plate.”

“In the afternoon, there was no way we’d be allowed to lie around the house watching TV,” she continued. “Our parents made us get up and play outside.”

Later, she added, “As I tell my kids, dessert is not a right.”

These are the kind of profound insights that you get thanks to a Harvard Law School education.

Two days before Obama arrived to speak at the Kansas City Convention Center, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People launched the event with a health symposium, sending the message to attendees that, unlike dessert, health is a “true civil right.”

Oh, well, that’s clear. We hope all of the sick people in the world begin to demand their civil right to health. And we hope that the NAACP sees to it that Congress stops oppressing people of color by denying them their ‘true civil right’ to health.

Still, we are struck by how aristocratic our First Lady has become. After all, which is the more regal pronouncement? Marie Antoinette’s “let them eat cake”? Or Michelle Obama’s “don’t let them eat cake”? We supposed history will judge.

We just hope she doesn’t lose her head over her new cause.

(Notice, by the way, that Mrs. Obama has made no official pronouncements one way or the other about the eating of Wagyu beef or peacock tongues.)

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, July 13th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Michelle Obama: Don’t Let Them Eat Cake!”

  1. wardmama4 says:

    Oh where to go with this – Ms Working Mom Everywoman – Damn, damn and I can’t believe the nerve of a woman who graduated from law school – and a mere 4 years later (imagine how much savings she could have put away, plus she has an established career) then marries (low and behold) another lawyer and a mere 6 years after that (10 years of a high powered, professional career and married to another who rather chose to do almost nothing of financial (but much street cred) value with his law degree (but I bet those perks from all the non-profit profits he garnered made up for it – not to mention all the street connections which had their own benefits) – they finally have children 2 and of course no more and back to work with nanny(s) well in place. How Everywoman of her.BS, big time

    And oh btw, in the beginning of the reign of The Moron in Chief and the Klingon War Bride – didn’t she mention that the pediatrician took her to task about the childrens poor (as in nutrition) and rich (as in being served too many restaurant meals) diet?

    So from a liar, with problems with her own childrens diet – who has not a clue what is like to attempt to feed and cook for a real family – while holding down a worthless job for a paycheck – I’m to listen to her drivel? I’m not Stuck on Stupid Thank You very much.

    But it doesn’t matter – the people she’s spewing her drivel to don’t have a clue either – and the people who need to hear this are too busy scoring crack, doing tricks or gang banging their way to prison or death to give a damn about what the heck their kids are or aren’t eating or taking care of their ‘health’ (I’d love to know how one takes ‘care’ of their health – I’d do it in a heartbeat).

    Just more ‘Words, Just Words’ – that to these morons have no meaning other than to use them to justify their victimization and their need to seek and obtain revenge.

  2. proreason says:

    That thunderbutt didn’t grow from eating arugula.

  3. 64dodger says:

    Does she ever look in the mirror? These leftists are beyond belief.

  4. fallingpianos says:

    When leftists like Michelle Obama grow up in a sheltered environment and live in an insular world, they think everyone else is like them…… ridiculously stupid.

  5. canary says:

    Michelle Obama looked pregnant at the 4th of July picnic. Most have been the desert after the ribs, etc. in Ill not too long ago.

  6. Reality Bytes says:


  7. hushpuppy says:

    Hey everyone – dessert’s on!

    This is my wife’s recipe for her fabulous cheesecake.
    It’s phenomenal! Oh. And she’s typed it out.
    She cooks. I eat.

    Prep work:

    Use the best quality ingredients you can buy and the quality will be reflected in the finished product.

    Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature for best results and use unsalted butter.

    Gently spray sides of a 18″ springform pan with PAM.

    Cut a cardboard circle the same diameter as the bottom of the springform pan and cover with a sheet of aluminum foil.

    Put the springform pan together and using another sheet of aluminum foil, cover the outside bottom of the springform pan and smoother the edges of the foil around the sides.

    The cardboard circle adds just enough height to level the bottom crust for easy removal. The two layers of foil do the following: The inside layer will catch any melted butter, and make it easy for you to slide the cheesecake onto a serving platter. The outside layer will ensure butter does not drip during the baking process.

    The Best Cheese Cake Ever
    Preheat oven to 275 degrees F


    1 1/2 c Vanilla Wafer Cookies*, crushed
    1/2 c. sugar
    1/4 c. melted unsalted butter

    * you can also use graham cracker crumbs, but we prefer the ‘Nilla Wafer Cookies by Christie

    Mix together, and pat down to the bottom and halfway up the sides.


    1 1/2 lb. cream cheese
    1 1/4 c. sugar
    6 large eggs, separated
    1 1/2 thick sour cream
    1 1/2 Tblsp. unsalted melted butter
    3 Tblsp. cornstarch
    2 Tblsp. vanilla extract


    Beat egg yolks with sugar and vanilla extract until it is very light and fluffy. Mix the cornstarch and melted butter into the sour cream, and when blended, add to the yolk mixture, blending well.

    Beat the egg whites until stiff. Very gently fold in the stiff egg whites into the above mixture taking care not to destroy the fluffiness of the egg whites: it is the egg whites that will add ‘lift’ to the cheesecake.

    Gently pour into the prepared pan and place in the middle of the oven. Bake for 1 hour ***Do not open the oven door at all***

    Turn OFF the heat and allow the cake to bake for 1 hour more with the residual heat. Again – ***Do not open the oven door at all***

    When you remove the cake from the oven, you’ll see that the middle looks ‘jiggly’ – it’s supposed to be like this. It will congeal more as it cools and/or it’s refrigerated.

    Set the cheesecake on a counter top on a cake rack to cool completely. At this point you can remove the side of the springform by gently running a dull knife around the inside edge and lift out.

    If you are going to put this on a serving platter, it is very easy to gently coax the cake from the aluminum foil.

    This must be refrigerated due all the dairy products.

    Just remember two things: Don’t over bake, and keep the oven door closed the entire 2 hours during the process.

    This is probably the best cheesecake you’ve ever had! Enjoy :)

    You won’t need any ‘goo’ on top to make it palatable and the flavor is phenomenal.

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