Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Great Michelle Obama Shorts Controversy?

I’ve always considered that most everything in life is a matter of perspective. It the glass half empty or is it half full? Are you a conservative or a liberal? Do you believe in everything you hear from Rush Limbaugh’s lips or do you take a Jon Stewart type of attitude? What makes news real? Can you tell the difference between a lie and the truth and are either absolutes? I can tell you one thing with absolute certainty.

I saw the picture of Michelle Obama disembarking from that plane and she was NOT wearing hot pants. Hot pants used to be what loose girls wore, then it became what hookers wore. Now every uncontrolled teen-aged girl in the world who emulates Britney Spears wears them. They are hip-hugging, painted-on tight, and so short that the wearer’s butt cheeks are peeking out the bottom edges. They are not a pair of modest mid-leg jeans like the ones Michelle Obama was wearing in that picture.


I say to the so-called reporters who keep feeding us this kind of crap as news…grow up and learn how to apply yourself as an honest-to-God journalist! Michelle Obama’s shorts are not news. Neither are her shirts, skirts, dresses, nighties or undies. How about putting forth some effort into investigating any number of issues that actually make a difference in the lives of your readers or your viewers?


In the grand scheme of things, Michelle Obama’s wardrobe has absolutely no effect on the lives of average American citizens, with the exception of those in the clothing industry.