Tammy had noted the First Lady’s belt looked like a hose clamp, but I found it reminiscent of a suicide belt. I wouldn’t read too much into this goofy observation; I really don’t worry overmuch about what the Washington bozos look like. But that’s the image that came to mind.
Michelle’s getup looks sort of like this basic model, except with a bit more pizazz.
As you can see, suicide belts are becoming quite haut fashion these days.
Others have suggested that Michelle takes her cue, not from bombers, but from the amiable Marv of Sin City fame.
If you don’t know, Michelle Obama lied during this speech, using her child as a prop to sell Death Care. She said her daughter Sasha contracted meningitis at age 3, but she never, ever contracted it. Here is the video of the lie. http://www.breitbart.tv/obama-claims-sasha-had-disease-that-she-did-not/
Tammy, do you really think her advisors have the nerve to tell her what they think? Or that she would take fashion advice from them? It appears that she believes what the media has told us, that she can do no wrong. This is about the wrongest outfit a First Lady has ever worn. Michelle should hire someone to tell her several times a day that she is the FIRST LADY!
OMG. Her outfits crack me up. Think her clothing designer has it in for her?
The top part of the belt is flexible conduit for the wiring; it looks like a carriage belt of sorts I think. For example, it can be used on a scanning device (i.e. a table) so it can move a probe or plotter around a stationary object. I’ve installed similar materials to conceal and protect wires and cables on large portable equipment. I had never thought of using the leftover material for a belt around my waist. .. what a waste, brilliant!
The bronzy portion, maybe for grounding. How about the lower portion of the outfit?? What’s that?
It really does look like a suicide belt when you think about it!…Let me get this straight, this is her way of saying: “Pass our plans or die!” …This looks like something out of a Quentin Tarantino movie..
“The top part of the belt is flexible conduit for the wiring; it looks like a carriage belt of sorts I think. For example, it can be used on a scanning device (i.e. a table) so it can move a probe or plotter around a stationary object. I’ve installed similar materials to conceal and protect wires and cables on large portable equipment. I had never thought of using the leftover material for a belt around my waist. .. what a waste, brilliant!
The bronzy portion, maybe for grounding. How about the lower portion of the outfit?? What’s that?”
You do not want to know what’s below the belt. Trust me on this point.
i am listening to the weekend round up and i was struck by something that was brought up on other boards that i had to share. and it may be a bit fringy, so forgive me.
how the heck did michelle obama get into princeton?
she claims that her high school grades weren’t all that great. so she got into princeton?
i busted my butt and was happy as all get out to get to a UC.
she gets into princeton? it wasn’t because her older brother was a stud basketball player was it? she earned it, right?
because if she studied in school anything like like she dresses now or her present fashion sense dictates, she couldn’t get into a continuing ed community college.
The “older brother was a star basketball player” sounds like the most probable answer to me. I knew a guy who was a stud linebacker at a major college football power. He threatened to transfer elsewhere unless his baby sister was given a “cheerleading scholarship” to attend the university. She got it. Now this wasn’t an Ivy League school like Princeton but I suppose that even Princeton will make some academic concessions if it means keeping a star athlete satisfied.
glwinch; Glad you enjoyed! Doesn’t it look like someone took a design challenge to make a dress out of stuff found in a typical garage? I have to stop myself now.
Maynard: I didn’t mean it like that funny guy!! I know you’re kidding. Unfortunately, I saw a portion of the “skirt”. It too looked more like industrial or decorative hardware than clothing,
This is too much fun. But I’ll stop commenting now.
I agree, Maynard, the belt does look like a large version of a radiator hose clamp. The question that fact raises, is: how, pray tell, does Tammy know a hose clamp when she sees one? You mean she might be a closet “motorhead”? Too cool, that!
Yeah, I am no fan of Mrs. Obama’s wardrobe. Maybe it’s the ethnic influence. I just don’t understand the reasoning behind the trend. Guess that makes me racist. But, shouldn’t a woman desire to look good? Hmmm…I’m confused…yeah, it’s in the eye of the beholder but I’m not understandin’ what I’m beholdin’…
Michelle Obama looks like she’s getting ready to apply for a job with Joe the Plumber.
No, Maynard, it’s not just you.
This is nothing. Madame wore a floral print dress to the Medal of Honor ceremony of U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Jared C. Monti. Note: the medal was awarded posthumously. It would’ve been better had she worn the “hose clamp” get up to the ceremony, instead. And even though some have noted how Sergeant Monti’s mother wore a red suit to the ceremony, at least it was a suit and not a bright-colored summer frock! http://tiny.cc/InapropriateDress
The Mrs.O website, with the alluring subtitle of Follow the Fashion of Mrs. O: What and Whom She’s wearing, oooo weee!!!!, has a collection of her Jackie O-like fashion statements. ;-p
I was amazed at the comments in the Mrs. O website agreeing with the dress selection for the occasion. I guess different strokes for different folks, but somehow I don’t see Mrs. Reagan wearing something like that.
Yes, I did read the comments. It was pretty disturbing seeing the blind worship of this woman. It seemed to me that the hyperbolic comments used are an effort to make her something she clearly is not: a classic fashionista.
eMVeeH–did you see the comments on the website that posted the pic too? someone compared her to Scarlett O’Hara making a dress out of Ms. Ellen’s Portierres. We should admire that in her at least. Seems she had a seamstress dig into the White House closet for old curtains from Camelot and make a dress out of it. And she walks like a horse–no class at all. Chicks coming out of the ACORN office in 4″ plastic shoes and minishkirts walk better than she.
Ditto on my above reply.
Here in Texas, we call that a ‘No Bi-ness’ outfit….she has NO BUSINESS wearing that. (good grief agnes)
at last an instance where the burqa might be the best, most humane solution- for the good of the republic. if you love america, you’ll throw a burqa on this!
She’s wearing a Klingon utility belt.
Good lord, man you’re right! But she must have stolen it because Klingons, while brutal and scary as Shelly is, are “honorable” warriors, which she clearly is not.
Ok, I’ve outed myself as a Trekky geek, but if you can’t be yourself in these here United States of Tammy, then where the hell can you!?
Who approves posts? Maynard?
A variety of people–sometimes Chris, sometimes Jim, sometimes me, but not Maynard or Pat, well, Pat sometimes but only if I giver her the Super Duper Permission Slip to approve like when I’m away playing poker or something. 🙂 As an update, we’re getting a plugin that will allow Trusted Commenters, like TAMs, to have their comments auto-published like at the the old blog. This ‘approval’ thing is crazy, and that’s now at the top of our list.
For those of you who have been Tammy Blog readers and commenters for ever I know it’s frustrating, and thanks for your patience.
Are there guidelines or groundrules to be followed for comments? I’m glad purrfect grahmir and spilling are not criteria for acceptance. Like e-mail correspondence, especially at my job, I just try to follow common sense and common courtesy; and try not to write something I wouldn’t mind the whole world reading.
“Good lord, man you’re right! But she must have stolen it because Klingons, while brutal and scary as Shelly is, are “honorable” warriors, which she clearly is not.
Ok, I’ve outed myself as a Trekky geek, but if you can’t be yourself in these here United States of Tammy, then where the hell can you!?”
jupaczyn, it is ok to let your “Inner Kirk” or your “Inner Spock” roam free here, for I too am a fan of the original Star Trek….
Brilliant, Maynard, brilliant, as usual! Incredible. I needed that! 🙂 Thank you.