Epic Fail: Even When Surrounded By Sick Kids, Michelle Obama Can Only Think About Herself

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When speaking to certain groups, it might be advisable for a woman whose life consists of near-constant vacations and a celebrity lifestyle to avoid complaining about how rough she has it. Some feel a hospital full of sick children and their parents is such a group.

Nevertheless, Michelle Obama used her appearance at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. to lament the pitfalls of her glamorous White House existence.

She suggested that her favorite aspect of being first lady is “being able to do stuff like this,” expressing her pleasure at “meeting kids like you guys.”

At that point, Obama began to bellyache about her own troubles to the group of young patients.

“Because sometimes living in the White House and being married to the president and trying to live a life like that,” she insisted, “it can be hard.”

After concluding that she could “be here all day,” her audience began to laugh, the Weekly Standard reported. It is unclear whether the point everyone found humorous was her assertion that being first lady is a drag, the fact that she spent less than 30 minutes with the kids she could purportedly spend an entire day with, or some other comical remark. There were a few positive responses to her visit, even from Obama critics.

Many others, however, felt the entire trip was nothing more than a photo opportunity to Obama. Even worse, reports indicate that the high-profile visitor resulted in parents being prohibited from seeing their children and even delayed some vital medical procedures.

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What Is About To Happen To MH370 Will Give New Hope To The Families

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As Western Journalism recently reported, investigators in Australia have not completely lost hope of recovering a jet that disappeared off of that country’s western coast earlier this year. While Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissioner Martin Dolan could not guarantee the effort would ultimately be successful, he assured those who lost loved ones aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that the search will go on.

“I don’t want to raise the hopes of the families of the people who were lost in this accident and then dash them again,” he said, later adding that he thinks search teams “have a reasonable prospect” of finding the fuselage somewhere in the Indian Ocean.

The latest recovery mission will launch the last week of this month, initially involving a Malaysian sea craft called GO Phoenix. Previous reports indicated the underwater search would begin by Sept. 22, but the ship required some maintenance before its launch.

Instead of retracing the path of previous efforts, investigators are focusing on an area of the Indian Ocean to the south of those unsuccessful searches. According to the Irish Mirror, this revamped plan was based on new analysis of the flight path that indicates MH370 might have veered south prior to crashing into the sea.

“Our plan has a sequence of priorities,” Dolan said. “It’s all about probability. We’ll start with the highest probability.”

Following the lead of GO Phoenix, a craft commissioned by Australian and Malaysian officials from Dutch firm Fugro Survey will initiate a concurrent underwater search. That ship will reportedly focus on a section of the Indian Ocean even further south than the Malaysian ship’s search area.

Both ships are expected to use attached sonar receptors to scour the underwater landscape for evidence of the plane’s fuselage. Investigators expect the entire mission to take as long as one year.

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Tables Turned: The Man Trying To Put Rick Perry In Jail Could Soon Wind Up In Jail Himself

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The special prosecutor tasked with going after Texas Governor Rick Perry is in some hot water of his own.

KWTX reports that Michael McCrum, the lawyer appointed to prosecute Perry in Travis County, Texas, could himself be facing six months in prison for telling a witness in a manslaughter case in a different jurisdiction to “get lost for awhile,” prohibiting her from testifying.

Texas Lawyer writes that McCrum denies the allegations:

“I adamantly deny I did anything wrong with respect to any witness.  I vehemently deny I did anything wrong.”

However, Cliff Herber, the first District Attorney in Bexar County, (which includes San Antonio), says the witness “felt intimidated by Mr. McCrum not to appear in court.”

Herberg said:

“The court gave Mr. McCrum an opportunity to respond in writing to explain his conduct, and after reading all of that, direct us to file the motion for contempt.”

If found guilty, McCrum could face a fine up to $500 and six months in jail, according to Texas Lawyer.

Perry was indicted last month by a grand jury in Travis County, Texas (which includes Houston) for withholding funds for a statewide public integrity unit after the local district attorney, Rosemary Lehmberg, refused to resign for being caught driving under the influence of alcohol.

Perry’s lawyers filed a motion to dismiss the charges:

“This attempt to criminalize the political process should not be tolerated by this Court or any Texas court…Otherwise, overzealous prosecutors will be given free reign to use the grand jury process to chill political decisions by Texas’ Governors.”

The next court date for Perry is slated to be October 13.

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Watch: Unsuspecting ISIS Terrorist Was Enjoying A Quick Break, It Ended Up Being His Last

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These types of videos are becoming more and more popular, and coming out more and more frequently.

This supposedly shows a U.S. airstrike on a unknowing ISIS terrorist as he steps out of his truck.

H/T IJReview

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Watch: Bill Maher Said Fox News Is Destroying America. This FNC Host Responded Perfectly.

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Last week on HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher commented that Fox News is the sole reason that Americans are divided politically.

Maher: “I feel like the reason people are so polarized is Fox News.”

On Thursday’s The Five, Greg Gutfeld said that Maher was right, otherwise we would all be in lock-step with the rest of the media.

Gutfeld: “This Fox segregation thrives on campus where polarization is enforced disguised as tolerance.  The left deems your position hateful, which allows for their mob rule.”

(h/t: Mediaite)

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