Priorities! WH open for Adele and Beyoncé; Asked to perform for Michelle Obama’s birthday

But, of course! The White House-Hollywood industrial complex doesn’t play by pesky rules. Sequester Shmequester! Michelle Obama has birthday party planning to do.

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The same week that President Obama’s administration announced that due to sequestration, White House tours would be cancelled, sources at the White House announced that it would be hosting megastars Adele and Beyonce at Michelle’s 50th birthday party next year. “America’s First Lady will be holding a huge celebrity-packed party for her birthday at the White House next year and, as she adores Adele and Beyonce, she has asked them both to sing,” the source told the UK Daily Mail. The source did say that “The Obamas will pay Adele’s expenses as it’s a private party, not a State one.”

But will they pay all the expenses of the party? Security arrangements? Food? Cleanup? White House parties are expensive affairs.


It should come as no surprise to Twitchy readers: As we’ve reported, Michelle has quite the FLO-mance going with Beyoncé and the president canoodles up a storm with the singer as well.

While the big bash won’t be held until next January, Twitter users question the optics.

And Laura Ingraham gets to the crux of the matter.

Yep. With more mom dancing? Here’s a protip: Watch Michelle Malkin’s “Evolution of Liberal Dance” instead. Just be prepared to giggle madly!

  • Mr. Grammar/SpellCkr

    How much is that going to cost us the taxpayers? Hmmmm?

    • mdtljt

      Probably twice as much as it would if it were held this year…on a personal note: WTF??? I’m a year older than HER??? Praise God & good genes – or jeans – I look YOUNGER than she does…don’t have the condescending Someone’s Holding A Fresh Turd Under My Nose visage either!!! What a pair of pompous A$$ES Dear Leader & The Empress are…pppfffftttt

      • Tangchung

        Great…post your picture lets see :-p

        • mdtljt

          As soon as I get a new one on the phone, Tangchung. I’ve recently lost quite a bit of weight so none I have now are accurate…but even before I still looked younger…by other people’s reckoning not mine. What I see in the mirror is my mother who passed away in 2006. I was very sad to lose her – she was a hoot! – but I’m soooo glad she left this mortal coil before the Obamanation…she loved this country dearly & this fiasco would have broken her red, white & blue heart. She made me read The Declaration of Independence, Constitution & Bill of Rights every summer from 4th-12th grade as she was appalled they weren’t teaching it. Sorry for the ramble, I’ll get the pic up asap. Happy Sunday, my Comment Friend!!

          • Tangchung

            Aww sorry about mom, she sounds great. Was half kidding and half curious about the pic, don’t worry about it. Added you on twitter btw

          • mdtljt

            Added you too!! Thanks for the condolences, she was an absolute scream too – shamelessly enjoyed life as often as she could. Working on the photo…

          • Patrick Dennehy

            You know. I like the some of the people on this forum better than most of my friends IRL. It’s nice to communicate with like minded people, as opposed, to arguing with or being ignored by my blue state “friends”.

            Your Mom sounds like a wonderful woman! Very similar to my Nana, who passed away in ’07. In a way, I’m happy too. It would have devastated her to witness this. She was very political, right to life staunch Catholic. Till her last days was out there fighting the good fight. My Papa and all her brothers fought in WWII (my mother didn’t meet her Dad, until she was 4 years old) and to see where we are now, after fighting so hard, is so disheartening.

            I think it is a FANTASTIC idea to have your children read The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. In fact I will make it a July 4th tradition from here on out. My mother and I were discussing something similar yesterday. Thank you, for your post!

        • Patrick Dennehy

          I second this motion

      • Miss Clairee

        Great post!

        • mdtljt

          Thanks Miss Clairee!! I really enjoy reading your posts…keep ’em comin’!!

        • Patrick Dennehy

          retracted :)…I asked a question about your name then used google instead

    • carla5731

      Write your representatives and ask them what this party is going to cost taxpayers. If enough people speak up they won’t be able to ignore it.

  • ceemack

    I can’t help but imagine the outcry if the Bush 43 White House had shut down tours due to “budget constraints” and then threw a lavish birthday party for Laura Bush.

  • Tangchung

    Disgusting, no shame, truly abusing the WH funds for parties rather then children getting tours.

    • CatHerder

      No surprise, they’ve been abusing their position and my credulity for better than four years now.

    • Patrick Dennehy

      I did the math. If the Obama’s would forgo one of their vacations they could keep the WH tours open for approx a year

      $4Million/75K = 54 weeks of tours

  • no good deed

    They really are serious about cutting spending. See? She has tightened her boob belt so much that it cut off oxygen to her brain.

    • RightThinking1

      No good,
      The traditional term is ‘cinch’, not ‘belt’.

  • $1014973

    Is there a more tone deaf person on the planet than this mad cow?

    • Roto

      After Beyondsing is done yelling, Adele will show her what singing is…

      • $1014973

        They only invited Adele so michelle’s rear end doesn’t look so big. Large Marge and Rosie had conflicts with their schedule.

      • RightThinking1


        I prefer the term ‘yodeling’.

      • michael s

        Adele showing Beyonce how to sing,what a joke. Adele will show Beyonce how she grazes on grass.

    • pajamakat

      No. There’s not.

  • Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    at least they are wasting it in music and not muslim neo-dictators

    • Orlando Cee

      It wouldn’t be out of the question to keep that outflow of funds under the table just to keep the public outcry down.

  • nc

    Last Saturday night, March 2nd, the day after the Sequester started, First Daughter Malia Obama had a night out with friends, completed with SS detail, of course:

    On Saturday night, President Obama’s elder daughter, 14, was spotted at giant Chelsea restaurant Buddakan with eight of her friends, including a daughter of New York Giants chairman Steve Tisch. According to witnesses, the girls were chaperoned by four parents and five security guards who dined at the table directly next to them. “She was in the middle of a gaggle of young girls,” one source told us, while Secret Service remained a comfortable distance behind them — and deterred other customers from bothering them. – NY Post March 5, 2013

  • Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Why not make it a National Holiday?
    Not everybody has a birthday, you know!

    • Richard Jefferies

      Wait and see, at some point in the near future the idea of Barack Obama day will at least be floated in the harrowing halls of congress.

      • mdtljt

        Thanks for making me lose my breakfast, Richard…but I fear you’re not too far off on that…blech…

  • Gallatin

    Obama’s sequester ends White House tours, but taxpayers still get to pay for Adele & Beyoncé at Michelle’s birthday party.

    Why do the taxpayers have to pay 1 dime for anyone that shows up at moooooochelle’s birthday? I would think that beyonde’ and addled would do it simply because they wanted to be there.

    If the Republicans had any backbone there would be a filibuster until all documents pertaining to this party were released just so the taxpayers could see what they paid for.

  • wwbdinct

    Laura Ingraham tweets “Countdown to FLOTUS talk show”…Laura – Elisabeth Hasselbeck was fired from The View. Coincidence?

  • Jack Taylor

    You think those idiots know the WH is not paying them to come?

  • arttie

    Can we just change it from FLOTUS to flotsam?

    • Catchance


      • arttie

        And Barry can be jetsam.

    • Chrissy the Hyphenated

      I’m partial to FLATUS.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        I was thinking FLOPUSS.

  • Clark Isaacs

    With the WH shut down, don’t we deserve to know what the cost of all the trips, parties, and staff cost we the taxpayer? It seems that it should be a place for the people and by the people. Golf trips that cost over a million, eliminate one and then you don’t have to layoff the staff who conducts the tours. A birthday party? Bah, Humbug! When I was 50 we did not have a big bash, however, when I was 40 we did! She is so enamored with herself, that she won’t get it anyway.

  • RightThinking1

    Excellent article (assuming you have a strong stomach) on the topic: “Living Large in the Obama White House”

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    I swear, the Obama’s prove what happens when you win the lottery, spend like the wind til bankruptcy. Purchase frivilous fashion, outrageous trips and outlandish parties. The only problem is, ‘We The People’ are going broke. The GOP needs to line-item each rediculous expenditure of this administration, for all to see. The left do not embarrass easily, proof being they continue to speak, but maybe, low information voters will be able to use their ‘go’s-inta’ and ‘sypherin’ skills to figure out what we already know. #StopTheMadness #JethroMath

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    DC: Hollywood for ugly people. Hollywood: DC for stupid people.

  • Maxx

    Somewhere out there is a woman, single…alone, maybe with a child or two. She lives in a rough neighborhood where crime rates soar as 911 call centers ring off the hook. No matter how many times she visits Home Depot to buy deadbolts, there never seems to be enough on the old door that separates her children from the predators of the night; when street lights flicker and the sound of violence seems to enter through every crack in the bedroom wall.

    She has a dresser next to an aging full-sized mattress and inside that dresser is a small revolver. The only one she could find that didn’t scare the daylights out of her the day her friend took her to the range. Six bullets….six opportunities she prays she’ll never have to take.

    Now, let me ask you slathering libs one simple question. As you reactionary, gun-grabbing pacifists work frantically to remove her right to own that firearm, bought only to protect her precious children and herself from robbers and rapists, do you think she gives a fat rat’s ass who the hell will be crooning for Michelle Obama on her 50th birthday?

    • Catchance

      Oh, VERY nicely done. Thank you.

      • Miss Clairee

        Please Catchance and Maxx, read my post on this one below!!!! Please!

    • Patrick Dennehy

      Brilliant post

  • Guest

    from Bill Bellamy’s Ladies Night Out comedy tour:

    It’s true what they say about black men — they will f**k your credit up. Seemed apropos

    • Roto

      ^^ Standard & Poor’s proved that…

  • Plep

    The Obama campaign should pay them. That way they’ll never get paid.

  • $27789750

    Come on Mooch, share the pain. Or are you too good for that.

    • gotroy22

      Moochelle says, “Let them eat tofu!”

  • RalphTheCat

    IS that debbie Wasserwoman Shultz in drag?

  • $27789750

    Hey Beyonce…whose side you gonna take. All those disappointed kids or pampering Michelle? Are you better than your fans or willing to fight for them?

  • Black Ball

    You sure it wasn’t another fundraiser for the never ending Obama campaign?

  • Dawn

    I love how this “article” reports this party as if it is happening next week, not NEXT JANUARY. Or are you all just hoping the country will still be in a flux then?

    • gracepmc

      The party is ten months+ out. Planning is going on now because clearly it is going to be a real bash with a lot of advanced planning. Today there is a sequester in the US government. Clearly someone is working on party plans now. It is not unreasonable to suggest, if only for the optics or empathy, that any social planning relative to this event by Mrs. Obama’s staff be furloughed, curtailed or redirected.

      If, on the other hand the Obamas have engaged the services of a private organization (not OFA) and are privately paying for those services then clearly it is none of our concern — beyond the optics and empathy of course. But when it comes to the use taxpayer money it is our concern.

      It appears though that much more planning has gone into this birthday bash than to sequester adjustments. Priorities.

  • Miss Clairee

    Oh Hell, how I hate I wasn’t able to get in on this one earlier…..

    Beeewwwp, beeewwwp, beeewwwp…….This is a public service announcement: FLOTUS Michelle Obama has announced she will be entertaining Adele and Beyonce (aka Sasha Thunderthighs) at the White House for FLOTUS 50th birthday party…..Please note that considerable seismic activity was noticed in LA and outlying areas when FLOTUS Mom-Danced with Jimmy Fallon recently. Please also be aware that FLOTUS, Beyonce (aka Sasha Thunderthighs,) and Adele will be performing on ONE, I REPEAT….ONE…stage at the White House event. It is therefore advised that Washington DC, Arlington and Alexandria VA, and all outlying areas (including Baltimore MD) beware of heightened risk of injury from expected seismic activity from these 3 people engaging in rhythmic movement on one stage simultaneously. Please therefore, remove all decorative accoutrements from walls and shelves, all dishes from cupboards, and take cover during this event…….Beewwwp, beewwwp, beewwwp

    • Catchance

      Heh. Very good. I picture a scene somewhat similar to the ‘Galloping Gertie’ Tacoma bridge. Watch out for flying hips and hair extensions.

    • Patrick Dennehy

      Thank you so much for the PSA! People need to batten down the hatches, think of all the lives you saved!

      Sasha Thunderthighs made me laugh! haha.

      I am not going to lie, though, thick thighs are really sexy…aaaand I won’t get anymore specific 😉

      I used to find Beyonce extremely attractive in the early 00’s. She purported to be a Christian and a family oriented person. Ever since then, as each year passes, she gotten worse and worse. To the point, where now, I think she is gross…absolutely GROSS!

    • mdtljt

      So glad I don’t live up there anymore!!!

  • Guest

    BLOTUS having rappers (er “poets”) over for her partay, again…?

  • RightThinking1


    You saw it here first

    Edit: Google search shows it not to be original. Durn…

  • Elena0412

    If Nancy Reagan bought a pair of panty hose it would headline the evening news.