Life is a Bungling process...
Jean Giraudoux who first said, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”
"the difference between a negotiation and an argument ... an argument being something you can win." Christopher Buckley (Thank You For Smoking)
If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law. Sir Winston Churchill
"summum ius summa iniuria" ("More laws, more injustice.") Cicero
"Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." Ronald Reagan
"Why did God make so many damn fools and Democrats?" Clarence Day
“You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.” Stan Laurel – “Brats”
"If I feel like feeding squirrels to the nuts, this is the place for it." - Cluny Brown
"Oh, pshaw! When yu' can't have what you choose, yu' just choose what you have." Owen Wister "The Virginian"
Oscar Wilde said about the death scene in Little Nell, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.
"Half the World spends its time laughing at the other half, and both are fools." from Think Fast Mr. Moto
Friday, May 4, 2012
Tasteless, Tacky and Phony = Our Fashionable First Lady
Our Fashionable First Lady - Bradley Scott - National Review Online
By Bradley Scott
May 4, 2012 4:00 A.M.
By now you’ve probably heard about the alleged scandal over Mrs. Ann Romney wearing a pretty Reed Krakoff blouse for which she allegedly paid $990.
Well, now. If we’re going to have wardrobe wars, let’s spread the outrage more widely. The very same designer of Ann Romney’s “out of touch” blouse just happens to be the designer of a $1,200 bag that Michelle Obama favors. Look at this image, not simply for the tote bag, but for the $2,990 Alaia jacket.
Of course no one had a problem when Michelle Obama wore $540 Lanvin sneakers to a soup kitchen.
Remember the inauguration dress Mrs. Obama wore? A beautiful crisp ivory embroidered tulle work of art, fit for a queen, or a first lady of the United States for her husband’s inaugural ball. We all expect a majestic sense of ceremony that comes with the evening event. Rightfully so, Mrs. Obama and the designer received all the great fanfare that comes with the selection.
However, in the days and months that followed, the newspapers quickly rushed to document the J. Crew sweater she wore on Jay Leno, or the trips to Target, which just happened to have a photographer inside the store ready for that perfect moment of Mrs. Obama wheeling her own Target cart.
But what about the $3,500 coats, the $2,800 dresses, the $900 cardigans, the $1,100 trousers worn to walk the dog, etc.?
Let’s look at some of the evidence. On a trip to Prague, Michelle Obama wore a $700 Moschino white cotton blouse.
-and they all look like casts-off on her, more at link-