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The Morning Conversations of Barack & Michelle Obama #6

Updated on October 24, 2011

February 27, 2011 - Academy Awards

A fictional account of the private morning conversations of Barack & Michelle Obama by Dexter Yarbrough. Sixth in a series.

Barack: The King's Speech!? C'mon Michelle! How do you figure that movie to win Best Picture?

Michelle: I like movies based on factual events. And I like movies that show how people have overcome.

Barack: He was the King of England and had a speech impediment. He wasn't exactly poor and destitute.

Michelle: Still, he overcame his impediment and led his country to victory in World War 2.

Barack: I think Winston Churchill would disagree with you on that.

Michelle: OK 'Leader of the Free World,' what is your pick?

Barack: True Grit! Now that is a great movie.

Michelle: It figures you would like a movie like that.

Barack: This movie shows the determination of a young lady seeking justice for her father's murder.

Michelle: No. It shows some nasty man and a girl seeking revenge for her father's murder. There is a difference, Barack!

Barack: Whatever. I also liked 127 Hours. Great movie. Now that film showed the will and determination of a man to survive!

Michelle: Ok. Who is your Best Actor?

Barack: Jeff Bridges, of course!

Michelle: Figures.

Barack: OK. Who is your choice, First Lady?

Michelle: I'm going with James Franco. His acting was superb.

Barack: I have to agree with you. What about the Best Actress category?

Michelle: Natalie Portman! She played the hell out of that role!

Barack: I didn't care for her and hated the movie. I like Annette Bening.

Michelle: I can't stand her. She is overrated!

Barack: Hey. Anytime you can convincingly play the role of a lesbian and you are straight, you have won me over!

Michelle: Are we going to watch together or are we on some security alert for the Oscars?!

Barack: Funny! No, some of the Dems and GOP leadership are coming by to watch in the White House Theatre.

Michelle: Oh, no! Another political show where I have to watch what I say and be someone I am not!

Barack: It's only for a few hours and I have a tough re-election bid coming up. I have to make some more friends.

Michelle: Have you given any thought to what we are going to do once we leave the White House?

Barack: Yeah, chase women with Bill Clinton and Tiger Woods and get drunk with George Bush and Charlie Sheen!

Michelle: Go to hell, Barack!

Barack: Yep. If the economy doesn't get any better and I lose next year we might just be going there - together!

Stay Tuned for More 'Morning Conversations...' with Barack & Michelle Obama, next time!

Copyright 2011 - Dexter Yarbrough


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      devil_ark 6 years ago from Australia

      hmmm i have been wanting to watch that movie... but haven't got any chance..... maybe i should see it.... :) anyway i'm new on this hub or writing thing... so maybe you can give me some pointers :D


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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      I would be happy to help out, devil ark! Let me know what I can do to assist. Thanks!

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      N.E. Wright 6 years ago from Bronx, NY



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      N.E. Wright 6 years ago from Bronx, NY

      It was too funny.



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      Ashantina 6 years ago

      The funny thing about these conversations is that they're actually believable!!! :)

      Up up UP!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      Thanks, Ashantina! I try to put myself in their shoes to determine how the reactions and conversations may go.

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      Ghost32 6 years ago

      Ashantina said it right; you've really got strong "voices" going in this series.

      My age is showing, though. Forgot you were discussing RECENT Academy Awards. Haven't seen any movies recently, due to my wife being unable (physically) to sit down and watch one (and to momentary funding limitations as well--how's that CodeSpeak for "flat-ass broke"?).

      So when Barack mentioned True Grit, I was like, "Hell, yeah!" But then he goes, "Jeff Bridges--". Oh.

      I was back at John Wayne.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      Thanks, Ghost32! The John Wayne 'True Grit' is a classic!

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      Lesleysherwood 5 years ago

      I am really getting to know these two.... or should I say 'this version' of these two.

      I'm enjoying reading them all at once Dexter, I think its better (my mind is completely tuned in)

      Hey hubbers, I am going to recommend that if you haven't read all of these yet, you should do the same

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Thank you so much, Lesley! I appreciate the recommendation!

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