Chicago Erects Memorial For Obama’s First Kiss?

Chicago Erects Memorial For Obama’s First Kiss? Image

Even as I type I find that I cannot relax my face enough to wipe off the disgusted and disbelieving scowl.  Chicago is bankrupt.  It has no money- as in completely broke.  The entire country is in a state of economic collapse.  Unemployment is soaring.  Small businesses are being crippled.  Gas prices are going up.  Record numbers of people are on the government dole.   I could go on and on… But evidently Chicago found a piggy bank with enough money to erect an altar …er, memorial to mark the place that the Obama’s shared their first kiss??

She was an attorney at a big Chicago law firm. He was a Harvard Law student who landed a job there as a summer associate. He was immediately smitten. She wasn’t so sure. But he won her over, and the couple sealed their budding romance with a kiss at the Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop in Hyde Park.

So goes the story of how Michelle and Barack Obama fell in love in 1989. And on Wednesday, a historical marker went up at the corner of Dorchester Avenue and 53rd Street noting the exact location where the couple had their first smooch.

A quote from President Obama, taken from an interview published in “O, The Oprah Magazine” in February 2007, is inscribed beneath an embedded photo of the couple.

On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb. I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate.”

Gag me!  Someone needs to fire the person who decided that this was so historically significant that it deserved a memorial via taxpayer dollars.  This is what you get when a generation blinded with razzle-dazzle votes in a celebrity president.

About The Author: Brittany Pounders is a conservative political commentator, blogger, and freelancer. She is a frequent guest columnist for The Toronto Sun, and can be heard through many different radio and media outlets such as The Blaze Radio Network, The Chris Salcedo Show, The Ed Dean Radio Show, has appeared on The Glenn Beck Show and regularly on cable news channels, including NewsmaxTv, One America News Network, America Trends, and the Fox News with Neil Cavuto. She resides in Texas with her husband and is raising three of the finest little people in the world. Follow her on… Facebook or @LibertyBritt

  • Sharlene

    Is there a memorial at the hospital where he was born? I don't doubt that he was born in Hawaii, but is there a memorial marker?