Trumpet call, via the Washington Post:
The moderator lauded Michelle Obama for her achievements over the past eight years and touched on the former first lady’s plans, but Tuesday’s conversation also veered into uncomfortable territory.
It was Obama’s largest public appearance since the 2016 election — speaking in front of more than 8,000 people at the Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s 30th anniversary celebration — and she touched on personal attacks that she faced again and again. Many had the same theme.
“The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut,” Obama said, according to the Denver Post. “Knowing that after eight years of working really hard for this country, there are still people who won’t see me for what I am because of my skin color.”
She added that she wouldn’t pretend the attacks didn’t hurt, because that would give those inflicting the pain a pass, according to the Post.
“We are living with small tiny cuts, and we are bleeding every single day. And we’re still getting up,” she said….
Despite Tuesday’s detour into dark territory, many of Obama’s comments went high.
She told the audience that she is “a strong woman because of other strong woman,” according to statement on WFCO’s website. “You don’t mother alone, you don’t grandparent alone, you don’t struggle alone. You find your community.”…
Butt trumpet [fart noise] — news of our old Hoekstroika punching bag :
Pres Trump to nominate former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI), to be US Amb to the Netherlands. Campaigned for Trump. Both had fries. pic.twitter.com/DLLuF0nVMA
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 24, 2017
Hoekstra’s parents, IIRC, left the Netherlands because it was turning into a “Sodom and Gomorrah”, where the righteous were brutally required to respect other peoples’ opinions — kinda like the Puritans, back in the day.
Another fun story: he once posted nuclear bomb schematics in Arabic on the internet https://t.co/wl5okx8LKT
— On Trial for ?????? (@ZeddRebel) July 25, 2017
Hoekstra had the bright idea to post 1000s of untranslated Iraqi documents to the internet so sleuths could find WMD. WHAT COULD GO WRONG? pic.twitter.com/ft2eFXNdtU
— On Trial for ??? (@ZeddRebel) November 16, 2016
(Speaking of history… somewhere on the Internet, there’s gotta be a link to the Gore Vidal essay about Ronald Reagan appointing the founder/owner of TV Guide as Ambassador to Great Britain, in case anyone thinks Trump’s people are capable of anything more original than copying 40-year-old insults from brighter administrations.)