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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:49 PM

High school coach calls Michelle Obama "Fat Butt", suspended

The latest public rant against Michelle Obama’s effort to promote low-calorie school lunches was recently caught on tape in Alabama — the usual protest against the federal government meddling in local business. And then it quickly found its way around to the first lady’s posterior.

“Fat butt Michelle Obama,” said Bob Grisham, a high school football coach who was surreptitiously recorded by one of his students. “Look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190. She’s overweight.”

Grisham, who was suspended Monday, is neither the first nor the most high-profile person to feel moved to comment on the first lady’s physique. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has repeatedly called her Michelle “My Butt” Obama. And Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, the Wisconsin Republican, issued an apology after he was caught commenting on her “large posterior.” (Grisham has also said he misspoke.)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/michelle-obamas-posterior-again-the-subject-of-a-public-rant/2013/02/04/c119c9a8-6efb-11e2-aa58-243de81040ba_story.html?wprss&google_editors_picks=true

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Reply High school coach calls Michelle Obama "Fat Butt", suspended (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 OP
Shrike47 Feb 2013 #1
Peekaboomcfly Feb 2013 #2
siligut Feb 2013 #5
Peekaboomcfly Feb 2013 #13
siligut Feb 2013 #17
Kingofalldems Feb 2013 #19
HangOnKids Feb 2013 #28
Kingofalldems Feb 2013 #31
Nika Feb 2013 #7
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #15
lolly Feb 2013 #59
SWTORFanatic Feb 2013 #8
catbyte Feb 2013 #11
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #12
reflection Feb 2013 #14
proud2BlibKansan Feb 2013 #3
DollarBillHines Feb 2013 #42
proud2BlibKansan Feb 2013 #47
DollarBillHines Feb 2013 #48
proud2BlibKansan Feb 2013 #55
Nika Feb 2013 #4
NRaleighLiberal Feb 2013 #6
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #9
PotatoChip Feb 2013 #22
sdfernando Feb 2013 #29
PotatoChip Feb 2013 #33
sdfernando Feb 2013 #36
PotatoChip Feb 2013 #40
Rob H. Feb 2013 #35
rivegauche Feb 2013 #37
DollarBillHines Feb 2013 #49
Dark n Stormy Knight Feb 2013 #54
bluestateguy Feb 2013 #10
William769 Feb 2013 #16
stevenleser Feb 2013 #20
William769 Feb 2013 #21
Guy Whitey Corngood Feb 2013 #18
JI7 Feb 2013 #39
noiretextatique Feb 2013 #63
noiretextatique Feb 2013 #23
Cha Feb 2013 #30
noiretextatique Feb 2013 #34
randome Feb 2013 #50
noiretextatique Feb 2013 #52
lolly Feb 2013 #60
noiretextatique Feb 2013 #62
Dark n Stormy Knight Feb 2013 #53
patrice Feb 2013 #24
patrice Feb 2013 #25
marions ghost Feb 2013 #26
mikeysnot Feb 2013 #27
Bluenorthwest Feb 2013 #32
Coolest Ranger Feb 2013 #38
Apophis Feb 2013 #41
DollarBillHines Feb 2013 #43
Cirque du So-What Feb 2013 #44
MelissaB Feb 2013 #45
Skittles Feb 2013 #46
AndyA Feb 2013 #51
catbyte Feb 2013 #56
muntrv Feb 2013 #57
CitizenPatriot Feb 2013 #58
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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:52 PM

1. Fired would be better.

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Response to Peekaboomcfly (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:56 PM

5. He has responsibility as a teacher

He represents the school and has influence, he needs to learn to behave in a manner in keeping with his position.

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Response to Peekaboomcfly (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:05 PM

17. It was recorded and reported

Administrators had to act. And she is the first lady, not just some wife of a politician.

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Response to Peekaboomcfly (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:07 PM

19. Do some research on the entire statement made by this idiot

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:27 PM

28. Game Day Troll Go BOOM!

 

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Response to HangOnKids (Reply #28)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:34 PM

31. Broke, busted and disgusted

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Response to Peekaboomcfly (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:57 PM

7. Read this article that shows the racist code in this comment

Her presence as first lady challenges the historic view of a black woman’s place and notions of beauty, says Michaela Angela Davis, a fashion expert who has campaigned for more positive images of black women in the media. “Michelle is black from a distance. She’s a real black girl,” Davis says. “A lot of people have tried to make diversity into this weird beige thing. Her presence is just really powerful to interject into the global consciousness.”

The first lady’s critics “are reacting to the culture in which they’ve grown up or they are using it as a code to racialize Michelle Obama and remind people that she’s black,” says Andra Gillespie, an associate professor of political science at Emory University. “It is unreasonable to expect a nearly 50-year-old woman to have the body of a 25-year-old. She looks great for her age.”


http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/michelle-obamas-posterior-again-the-subject-of-a-public-rant/2013/02/04/c119c9a8-6efb-11e2-aa58-243de81040ba_story.html?wprss&google_editors_picks=true

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Response to Nika (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:04 PM

15. Very ture... As a black American, before Obama was elected I thought I already knew every

"nigger" code word...RWers in four years have doubled the thickness of my mental thesaurus

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Response to Nika (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:53 AM

59. She looks great for any age--

No qualifier needed.

Seriously--the woman is in better shape than most women 20 years younger.

It makes no more sense to call her "fat" than it does to call Shaquille shorty.

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Response to Peekaboomcfly (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:58 PM

8. Are you out of your mind? It's lucky he didn't get fired. This isn't a professor with

tenure.

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Response to Peekaboomcfly (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:00 PM

11. Enjoy your stay.

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Response to Peekaboomcfly (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:00 PM

12. Not a good first post.

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Response to Peekaboomcfly (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:03 PM

14. Do tell.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:53 PM

3. What a fine role model for children!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:21 PM

42. Oh, it was actually worse

Read to the end of this link.

As an educator (aren't you a teacher?), you should appreciate this.

http://timesdaily.com/stories/Board-suspends-Grisham-10-days-for-comments,202171

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #42)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:35 PM

47. Wow.

He needs to go into a different line of work. Today.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #47)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:42 PM

48. Did you listen to the audio?

It is at the bottom of the transcript.

This person should never hold the attention of children (or anyone else, for that matter). I cannot believe that he was only suspended for ten days.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #48)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:12 PM

55. He's a piece of work alright.

And he teaches psychology. SMH.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:54 PM

4. What a racist fathead this coach is.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:56 PM

6. is there anything uglier than unabashed ignorance?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:59 PM

9. I actually want to know which staffer called her a "gorilla"

Transcript of a recording that has led to an investigation of Lauderdale County High School teacher and head football coach Bob Grisham:

Grisham: Like those lunches - you get 600-calorie lunches - you know who's behind that?

Different voice: Michelle Obama

Grisham: Fat butt Michelle Obama

(Giggling in background)

Grisham: And look … look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190. She's overweight.

Different voice: Big fat gorilla

(laughter)

Grisham: I'm serious. Y'all, our country is, is, is going in the wrong direction.

Different voice: It's going straight to hell.

Grisham: You'd better be aware of it. And people running around like, oh it'll get better, it'll get better. No, it ain't gone get no better until things change. I can give you example after example of that, but I don't want to use any local names to give you examples. Things won't get better until there's a change in some areas and stuff. And you know what his platform was? Change. We're gone change. We're all … aw it's OK …. for … and … y'all can get pissed off at me or not. You can go tell the principal, you can call the superintendent and tell her. I don't believe in queers, I don't like queers. I don't … I don't hate them as a person but what they do is wrong, it's an abomination against God. I don't like being around queers.


http://timesdaily.com/stories/School-board-likely-to-meet-soon-about-coachs-remarks,202014

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:18 PM

22. I'd like to know whose voice that is too.

Did that person get in trouble? If not, they should have.

And what is all this God stuff? Is Grisham a public school teacher? That rant is wrong on soooo many levels, yet he only gets suspended?

Wow.



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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:30 PM

29. With speach like that he has no business being a teacher.

This guy never learned to speak English properly. He is a disgusting racist and has nothing positive to offer humanity.

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #29)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:34 PM

33. I don't think he is. My mistake if you

got that impression from my post. Apparently, he is a coach. Nonetheless, that does not excuse his outrageous rant. He is still an authority figure at the school.

Will edit...

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Response to PotatoChip (Reply #33)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:46 PM

36. No, he is identified as a teacher in the linked article.


"ROGERSVILLE — Schools Superintendent Jennifer Gray said she expects school board members to meet within the next two weeks to determine if disciplinary action is warranted for a teacher who made slurs about first lady Michelle Obama and homosexuals.

Gray said the school board likely will meet in a special session before Feb. 14 regarding Lauderdale County High School head football coach Bob Grisham’s remarks which were made in front of students earlier in the week. The discussion revolved around the country’s problems as viewed by Grisham."

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #36)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:13 PM

40. Ah ha! So he is a teacher.

I had read an MSN article about this earlier, but only skimmed it at the time. I must have picked up on that from there, where it stuck w/me somehow... though I didn't see confirmation here.

No matter. This homophobic jerk, and the other unnamed person spouting off racist rhetoric should not be in positions of authority at a public school. If Grisham is an English teacher, it'd just add a bit more insult to injury.

Thanks for clearing that up.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:44 PM

35. He's a homophobe, too

Color me shocked.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:49 PM

37. Holy SHIT.

That really is disgusting, this piece of shit really needs to be fired and never allowed to teach kids EVER. I guess this is a good example of why Alabama is the way it is. Disgusting.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:44 PM

49. Did you listen to the audio at that link?

It is far more repulsive than just reading the transcript.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:08 PM

54. So, what is his point about 600 calorie lunches? Is he saying that is high or low?

Not that I expect sense to have been made by this hateful bigot. The country is going in the wrong direction because the First Lady wants children to eat more healthfully? Because he thinks, ridiculously, that there is anything wrong with her body? Ugh! What a jerk.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:59 PM

10. What good does a forced a apology do?

Apologies are for children who spill grape juice on the carpet.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:05 PM

16. Good should have been suspended no matter who it was directed at.

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Response to William769 (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:09 PM

20. See the full comments in #9, virulent homophobia too. He should be fired and will be imho nt

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:11 PM

21. I didn't see that, thanks.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:06 PM

18. James Sensenbrenner??!! That triple chin dangling pasty faced doughy fuck??!! "Rep. F. James

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Sensenbrenner, the Wisconsin Republican, issued an apology after he was caught commenting on her “large posterior.” "

Now I've fuckign heard it all.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:59 PM

39. this is mean but during the Clinton impeachment crap

i remember thinking "that is one ugly man".

now i think about this, that little punk Lindsey Graham was part of that group also.

i know there was some curse of the impeachment where a bunch of them ended up losing elections.



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Response to JI7 (Reply #39)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:52 PM

63. it's called: Karma

you reap what you sow.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:19 PM

23. And the twisted irony of it all: Michelle Obama is in GREAT physical condition

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she is certainly in better condition than most of the stupid, fat, white men who make disgusting comments about her body. and yes...she has a great ass: get over it, you envious fucks

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Response to noiretextatique (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:32 PM

30. THIS! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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Response to Cha (Reply #30)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:36 PM

34. i wonder what their wives look like, since they are so obsessed with Michelle's ass

probably not as hot.

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Response to noiretextatique (Reply #34)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:45 PM

50. "...their fat and psychopathic wives..." -Pink Floyd.

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Response to randome (Reply #50)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:56 PM

52. +1

yep

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Response to noiretextatique (Reply #34)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:57 AM

60. They are obsessed, aren't they?

Remind me of junior high school kids--making a point out of telling everyone how much they hate the guy/girl they have a massive crush on.

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Response to lolly (Reply #60)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:51 PM

62. yep...they doth protest a tad too much

perhaps it is a case of collective jungle fever

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Response to noiretextatique (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:03 PM

53. Plus about a milliion! Just what I was thinking.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:19 PM

24. Millions of people are fired ALL OF THE TIME for one whole hell of a lot less than

than saying MO's figure isn't perfect, and that's fired especially if they happen to be on the wrong side of the resident theocracy in any one of the red states.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:21 PM

25. Why is "AT WILL" employment the law of the land ONLY when red-staters want it to be??? nt

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:22 PM

26. God --some people

are such FAT HEADS

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:26 PM

27. Wait RL called Michelle "Fat"?

Who is the bigger fool, the fool or the fools that follow the fool.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:34 PM

32. Bigoted piece of slime...

nt

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:54 PM

38. bet his parents are so proud of him, not

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:16 PM

41. He should be fired.

 

He's an educator and he went on a homophobic tirade. He's supposed to have a safe space for his students. What if one of his students was gay?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:22 PM

43. Actually, it was a hell of a lot worse - read THIS. Audio included

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:28 PM

44. Sensenbrenner?!?

He has zero room to talk.

On second thought...perhaps those multiple chins aren't from obesity. Maybe it's just 10 pounds of foreskin pulled down to his neck.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:38 PM

45. I posted about this right after the board met yesterday and it died.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:49 PM

46. the man is racist and homophobic

it's got nothing to do with Michelle's push for better school nutrition (which I find very admirable)

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:51 PM

51. Rush Limbaugh has no room saying anything about someone else's physical characteristics.

I'll bet Michelle Obama could make short work out of all those who've said rude things about her. She's smarter than the lot of them.

The coach has a fat mouth, which he should learn to keep closed. Michelle Obama is working to make things better for people, what is he doing besides mouthing off?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:48 PM

56. That bigot's dog whistle is making my ears hurt

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:22 PM

57. Look at tiny dick Bob Grisham!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:42 PM

58. people always ask why southern republicans vote like they do

this explains it.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:01 AM

61. What a douchebag of the highest order

 

It's good that he got sacked. BTW, Mrs. Obama's posterior has more brains than that idiot.

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