From John Ray's shorter notes
November 20, 2016
Must not find Mrs Obama unattractive
The ancient Romans had a saying: "De gustibus non disputandum est" -- translatable as "Concerning taste there can be no dispute". That tolerance apparently does not apply when commenting on Mrs Obama's looks. The negative judgment of two women below about Mrs Obama's looks has been vigorously disputed
But, like it or not, the de facto worldwide standard of female beauty is Nordic -- narrow faces, fine features, white skin, blue eyes and blonde hair. Even some Japanese ladies blond their hair. To black males, a white wife is a trophy. Mrs Obama has no Nordic attributes at all. If her skin were white she would be ugly. She has received acceptance for political reasons only
We may deplore the Nordic standard but saying that people should adopt other standards for females that they like to look at is pissing into the wind. It won't happen. It will have zero influence. Brown hair can be accepted in lieu of blonde but that is the only variation to the top standard.
I too will be glad to see Melania in the White House
TWO American women — a mayor and local business leader — are under pressure to resign over a racist post about First Lady Michelle Obama that has sparked a social media row.
Clay County Development Corp director Pamela Ramsey Taylor made the post following Donald Trump’s election as president, saying: “It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House. I’m tired of seeing a Ape in heels.”
Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling responded: “Just made my day Pam.” The post, first reported by WSAZ-TV, was shared hundreds of times on social media before it was deleted.
The Facebook pages of Taylor and Whaling couldn’t be found Monday. A call to the Clay County Development Corp. went unanswered and Whaling didn’t immediately return a telephone message.
An online petition has been launched, calling for Whaling and Taylor to be fired.
The petition titled ‘Terminate Clay County Mayor and County Development Corp Director For Calling Michelle Obama an “Ape in Heels”’, has had more than 33,000 online supporters so far.
The non-profit development group provides services to elderly and low-income residents in Clay County. It is funded through state and federal grants and local fees.
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