Michelle Obama incites 10,000+ FL hopemongers! Pics & Video!

Michelle Obama was in my former hometown of Gainesville, Florida, this past Wednesday drumming up the early vote. In a backdrop befitting our distinguished next first lady, over 10,000 zealous hopemongers attended her GOTV rally at the historic landmark, the Hippodrome State Theater:

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The diverse crowd represented all walks of life and included everyone from students to seniors. The resulting imagery illustrated what most people recognize as the real America. The following picture, courtesy of Andrew Wise, of Wise Startup Blog, is a birds eye view of the largest crowd assembled yet for a Michelle Obama rally:

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Obama's Fashion

Dont you just love the family?

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Google Reveals Candidates' REAL Views on Women

What does Google's AutoFill reflect about the potential Democratic and Republican first ladies? And what does it reveal about the candidate's views towards women? Let's analyze the results, keeping in mind how they relate to the  candidates' perceptions.

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I'm Feeling A Little Uppity...

...To tell you the truth, I'm having a good laugh at the distinguished Georgia Congressman from the 3rd district sitting in a rocking chair on his front porch down in Sharpsburg sipping on some ice cold lemonade as he leans over to his lovely wife Joan and says to her in that southern accent of his, "I remember when our coloreds were law-abiding.  Now they got some rights and they're starting to think they can date our women and be President."

Then as Lynn Westmoreland leans back in his chair, he clasps his hands over his belly, shakes his head and asks, "What is this world coming to?"

Of course, that whole scenario I just described above is fictional, but there's no denying the fact that Congressman Lynn Westmoreland continues to stand by his choice of words, "uppity," used to describe Barack and Michelle Obama.

Even today, Westmoreland says, "I've never heard that term ['uppity'] used in a racially derogatory sense. It is important to note that the dictionary definition of `uppity' is `affecting an air of inflated self-esteem --- snobbish.' That's what we meant by uppity when we used it in the mill village where I grew up." [Source:  Atlanta Journal Constitution "Republican defends use of `uppity'", September 5, 2008]

Well, you know, since I'm feeling a little uppity today, let me pull out the Urban Dictionary and cite just one definition of the word "uppity" when combined with the word "negro."

Uppity Negro:

  • Main Entry: up·pi·ty ne·gro
  • Pronunciation: 'up + -ity 'nE-(")grO
  • Function: proper noun
A fearless black person who by social definition is "not in their place."

Here's another definition:

"An out of place black person who is out of line and thinks they are as good as or better than the white person they are standing next to."

You know, as a black person, I'm not mad at Lynn Westmoreland.  Instead, I'm having a good laugh at the expense of this ignorant member of Congress and hoping that his Democratic opponent, Stephen Camp, cleans his clock in November.

Now let me continue with my uppity ways and get me some grape juice...

...Yeah, that's right.  I know all about juice too.  I learned about it from Dave Chappelle and now I'm going to spread the word to a few other uppity negroes.

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Pat Buchanan glosses over Michelle Obama's contributions

I know, shocked aren't you?  But Pat Buchanan sat there and spoke about how Cindy McCain had done work around the globe and adopted a baby from India, what has Michelle Obama done?

Seriously.  I have no video but I'm telling you, I was seething (My poor mother had no idea why I was so angry, I couldn't even listen to the rest of the commentary).

If anyone can find a transcript or video, I would greatly appreciate it.  Not only must we fight for Barack Obama but we must stick up for Michelle Obama.  She deserves that much from us.

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