So youre the attractive young wife of a much older high-profile politician, youre reportedly injured during a fracas with a younger ex-boyfriend in the wee hours of the morning and you also happen to be an elected official whos now entering rehab. Stuff like this is tabloid manna from heaven. Well, it would be if the parties involved were Republicans. The fact theyre prominent Democrats in the Bay Area?
Nah, not worth mentioning.
Just days after a mysterious incident in which she was reportedly attacked at a Newark motel by an ex-boyfriend, Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer said Tuesday that she has enrolled in a program to be treated for chemical dependency.
Lockyer, 40, the wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, said in a statement that she entered a wellness and recovery center last week for treatment of the unspecified chemical dependency and my injuries from the assault.
She also said she was being treated for chronic pain from a past debilitating car accident, without giving specifics.
Posted by: Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) ||
08/14/2012 8:53 Comments ||
You know, I'm no fan of Michelle Obama. But really, guys, you're reduced to making fun of her basic physical structure? The woman's by no means fat or out of shape - what you see there is the bones she got in the genetic lottery.
The more I see this sort of thing the less I am impressed by the commentary. Go after her poisonous ideology, not her bone structure.
Well, another perspective is that the Euros are still into that power and class game with trophy wife and the alpha males thingy. I believe Jackie was the last fashion maven to be in the White House and Nancy the only cinema personality [which by today's low standards would qualify as a 'Star']. Of course the unknown factor is the stable of trophies Bill accumulated, off line so to speak.
I agree with lotp. She didn't try to create an image of Fashion Queen, the MSM did. Leave her alone about her looks. It's her ideology that should be the focus.
I'm not a great beauty or star.
There are others more lovely bay far.
My face? I don't mind it.
It's the people in front that I jar.
Posted by: Deacon Blues ||
08/14/2012 18:59 Comments ||
While every time I see a photo of her or hear her voice I can taste a little vomit comming up, I do have to agree with LOTP. While the DEMs love to ridicule others for looks and beliefs, the right has traditionally taken the high ground. We should always take the high ground, talk issues, not underware size, and get these socialist, marxist leaders in our government out of office!
Posted by: 49 Pan ||
08/14/2012 20:19 Comments ||
That nice little girl busts her ass all her short life, counting steps and nutrition down to the pat, medals at the Olympics, and gets talked down to for trying a breakfast sandwich, perhaps for the first time in four years, but Mrs. Don't You Know You Didn't Think of Me can stop the world for pie and milkshake fries?
She needs to be called out for being a bully, stick to food channel judging, and just enjoy the warm apple cider while watching the help tend her garden.
sorry Deacon and LOTP. I do not subscribe that this women's appearance is out of bounds. Her arrogance, critique of others diets, attempts to be the national Bloomberg on foods and constant use of boob-belts while being touted as our symbol of all that is healthy and holy makes her fair game. She should have done something better fit for her....like "how to get paid really well for a no-show job", or "why I gave up my law license 101".
Posted by: Frank G ||
08/14/2012 21:13 Comments ||
Love "dem" Sz.12 silver flats Moochele is sporting, her big old misshapen butt and "dem" gangly arms 'bout long as "dem" FLOTUS legs. Prolly just didn't want to make them Cracker 'Ho's feel inadequate or insecure in the midst of Chi-Town royalty...
Everything he couldn't do and still get re-elected?
I used to say that even if Romney is exactly like Obama, except with better hair, he will at least have to behave himself for re-election.
Now there is something different. Obama picked Sheriff Joe of the Red Rider Train Show to make himself look competent. Ryan as a pick also makes Romney look competent, but in a very obvious and different way.
I bet I'm a heck of a lot faster and more accurate when it comes to combat shooting than they are, so if they want to start assaulting me or any other innocent in my view, I guess we'll find out. I'm kinda looking forward to getting it over with. Then maybe we can go back to an America where everyone is AMERICAN and we drop the hyphens.
...I noticed that even during the most expansive urban rioting, those doing the dirty work seem to avoid going into neighborhoods outside of their normal habitats. They posture a lot, but seem to go for the easy targets immediately in or on the edges of their 'territory'. Note well at 1:12.
The problem was caused by the housing, education, and healthcare bubbles brought on by politicians of all stripes trying to push the economy in unnatural directions, and it has been exacerbated by those same politicians having denial about what it will take to fix it. Of course, most of the politicians were put there by voters who are the product of an overly liberal and politically correct education.
President Barack Obama's impact on what is arguably the Iowa State Fair's most storied watering hole has become a morning-after mini-debate over the breakfast bacon thanks to a tweet from Sen. Chuck Grassley, as well as fairgrounds chatter.
Obama's fair stop Monday evening required shutdown of the popular Bud Tent, the heart of fairgrounds nightlife at the intersection of E. 33rd Street and Grand Avenue. Fairgoers eager to greet the president were ushered inside, screened and scanned by the Secret Service and penned in by yellow caution tape. The entire production required at least two hours, and the president's sleek black coach bus pulled away from the Bud Tent by 8:30 p.m.
There are "two sides to this story," said Mike Cunningham II, the third generation owner of the 65-year-old Bud Tent.
On one hand, Cunningham, 39, appreciated the historical significance of Obama's visit: His great-grandfather, Lloyd Cunningham, was secretary of the fair board from 1942 to 1962 and was on hand to greet then-President Dwight Eisenhower when Ike visited the centennial fair in 1954 with Iowa's own President Herbert Hoover in tow. (That was the first of four visits by sitting presidents, followed by Gerald Ford in 1975, George W. Bush in 2002 and Obama on Monday.)
On the other hand, the small business owner side of Cunningham fumes that the president "put a damper on what I'm trying to do here." His Bud Tent was shut down at the most lucrative time of day, with a popular rock cover band, Hairball, about to perform at the Susan B. Knapp Amphitheater next door with legions of thirsty fans.
"I was in a position to make a campaign donation against my will," said Cunningham, a Republican.
Cunningham played the gracious host during the president's visit -- smiled, posed for photos, raised a beer with Obama, gifted him a "Save Water; Drink Beer" T-shirt.
A tweet from Grassley Monday evening, in the senator's trademark abbreviated social media lingo, was one of the first signs of disgruntlement: "How does PresO justify havin secret service shut down the bud tent @ the state fair nd the owner told me he loses 50,000 n 1 nite."
Cunningham said that the more accurate figure for what he likely lost in sales Monday night is $25,000. He appreciated that fellow fair vendor Barksdale allowed him to set up a Bud beer station near the amphitheater stage and recoup some dollars from those Hairball fans.
To be clear, Obama did fork over cash to buy his own beer as he also offered to buy a round for 10 or so fairgoers in the vicinity.
Other vendors along the Grand Concourse seemed to enjoy business as usual.
Gary Kirke, owner of the nearby Jalapeño Pete's said the presidential visit had no effect on his sales.
The Bud Tent owner added that he hasn't yet replied to a phone message from Obama's staff asking him to respond publicly to Grassley's tweet.
"I wouldn't have voted for (Obama) before," Cunningham said. "I won't again." At least the owner was polite, but there isn't one thing Obama touches that doesn't cost the taxpayers money.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.