Last week mush-mouth Rush Limbaugh was up to his old moronic tricks chasing his tail and flapping his gums like a pigeon in its first bird bath. Wet winged, err right-winged and ignoring the fodder that is Herman Cain’s antics, he chose to pick on someone else? The First Fam– specifically Michelle Obama. Limbaugh explained the booing of the First Lady at a NASCAR event in Florida as the crowd’s frustration with her “screwy” expenditures and her “uppity-ism.” Uppity-ism?
Most (Black) folk know that historically Blacks where deemed as being “uppity” by Whites who thought they were trying to rise above their station in life. Back then these were considered fighting words, but today I’m feeling like if Michelle Obama, a woman who is educated, physically fit, mad stylish, passionate, driven, a successful attorney in her own right, a fantastic and nurturing mom who likes to vacation in Martha’s Vineyard is considered “uppity” especially by Rush and his NASCAR groupies then please sign me up. I’ll be one uppity Black woman! As the First Lady has stated, “I have freed myself to put me on the priority list and say, yes, I can make choices that make me happy.” I’m all for that: Uppity, Happy & Free.
“I know what makes me happy. I pick the clothes that make me happy– sometimes people like them, sometimes they don’t. I try to listen to my own internal guide. My message to women: Do what makes you feel good, because there’ll always be someone who thinks you should do it differently. Whether your choices are hits or misses, at least they’re your own. I have freed myself to put me on the priority list and say, yes, I can make choices that make me happy, and it will ripple and benefit my kids, my husband, and my physical health. That’s hard for women to own; we’re not taught to do that. It’s a lesson that I want to teach my girls so they don’t wait for their ‘aha’ moment until they’re in their 30s like I was (laughs). Maybe they can experience it a little earlier.”
- First Lady Michelle Obama in Prevention Magazine