Michelle Obama's SOTU marigold dress sold out

Sure, President Barack Hussein Obama (D)'s State of the Union ramble was full of huffery and puffery (No, we're not "in the middle of the longest streak of private-sector job creation in history.  More than 14 million new jobs; the strongest two years of job growth since the '90s; an unemployment rate cut in half.") and illusions and fantasies (curing cancer).

You expected something different?  Maybe something substantial about the bloody slaughter in the Middle East under his executive reign; a warning to North Korea that H-bomb testing, real or not, is against the deal signed with U.S. president William J. Clinton (D); the U.S. sailors captured that day by Iranians; or even a reference, a reassurance about terrorism in the U.S.?  Well, if you did, you haven't been awake for the past seven years.

The next day, after John Kerry apologized profusely to Iran,  the ten U.S. sailors were freed.  But at least three Americans remain in Iranian prisons.    

On the bright side, Michelle Obama sure looked lovely in her New Jersey-born Narciso Rodriguez's "Sleeveless Banded-Bodice Midi Dress, Marigold," originally $2,095 before taxes, which she carried well on her 5'11" frame and which contrasted nicely against her privileged dark skin.  On 5'4" white skin privileged me and shrinking fast, not so much.  

In Obama's booming economy, the pricey (to most people) dress sold out online before Obama's speech was finished.  That should help Obama reach his goal of increasing private manufacturing jobs.  And reassure minority Hispanics that success in America is available to all.  

And by the way, Dr. (of education) Jill Biden also looked nice in her pink dress.

Oh, and by the way again, speaking of manufacturing jobs and opportunities for smart Hispanics in fashion, most wanted drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán missed his calling to do good in the world as a fashion icon.  The $128 pale blue and gray striped pattern shirt he wore in his Rolling Stone interview with Sean Penn is also selling out.

Business is booming for Los Angeles based clothing retailer Barabas after two of its shirts were seen on notorious Mexican drug king pin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman while he was interviewed by actor Sean Penn. 

The in-demand shirts are featured on the company's Facebook page where they are referred to as the Barabas "El Chapo" Shirts and "Most Wanted."

On Wednesday, the shirts that have been selling like hot cakes, were available for $128.

Earlier in the week, Barabas reported its site had temporarily gone down from the demand.

As Obama stated, America is great, and "anyone claiming that America’s economy is in decline is peddling fiction."

But three Americans remain in Iranian prisons.  That's not fiction.