What an idiot. Not even her daughters are safe from her politically-correct pandering. And if you don’t think the kids at Sidwell Friends School aren’t calling Sasha and Malia “Fatty-Fat-Fatso -Your-Momma-Even-Says-So!”, then obviously you weren’t raised on this planet:
(CNSNews.com) – At a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the launch of the ‘Let’s Move’ campaign to end childhood obesity in the United States, an epidemic she said is costly and a threat to national security.
“A recent study put the health care cost of obesity-related diseases at $147 billion a year,” Mrs. Obama said. “This epidemic also impacts the nation’s security, as obesity is now one of the most common disqualifiers for military service.”
As if the Obamas care anything about the services. Perhaps the President might first learn to pronounce “corpsman” first?
The ceremony, attended by many officials of President Barack Obama’s cabinet, followed the signing earlier in the day of a presidential memorandum establishing a task force to study the problem and make recommendations after 90 days.
But notably NOT attended by the Commander-in-Chief . . .probably because he knows now he’s a distraction anymore.
Obama announced a long list of goals she said she hopes the “Let’s Move” campaign will accomplish, including many that can be done “in a generation.” “We have everything we need, right now, to help our kids lead healthy lives,” Obama said.
Some of the goals include ending what Obama referred to as “food deserts” with a $400 million a year “Healthy Food Financing Initiative,” which will bring grocery stores to low-income neighborhoods and “help places like convenience stores carry healthier food options.”
How about more cops in low income neighborhoods so that the next time Rodney King drives drunk or the Lakers win the division they won’t have riots that destroy food stores and drive merchants out?
Obama called for overhauling many federal laws and guidelines, including adding $10 billion over the next decade to “update” the Childhood Nutrition Act, which feeds 31 million children at school and would add funding to feed more children.
The federal food pyramid would also get a makeover through the campaign, and there would be new efforts to get manufacturers to add “family friendly front-of-package labeling” that discloses a product’s nutritional value.
Obama used anecdotal details from her own life to explain the challenges faced by overworked parents and children who spend too much time watching TV or playing video games because their neighborhoods are unsafe for playing outside.
Obama said before she lived in the White House she struggled to balance the demands of working and being a mother, and occasionally fed her two daughters fast food or “less healthy microwavable options. And one day,” she said, “my pediatrician pulled me aside and told me, ‘You might want to think about doing things a little bit differently.’”
She said it was a wake-up call and that the nation should see childhood obesity as a wake-up call, including the fact that children are victims of the epidemic.
Our kids don’t choose to make food products with tons of sugar and sodium in super-sized portions, and then to have those products marketed to them everywhere they turn.”
“And no matter how much they beg for pizza, fries and candy, ultimately, they are not, and should not, be the ones calling the shots at dinnertime,” she said.
I think if your kids are calling ANY of the shots around your home, you really need to do some self-examination.
So what are we going to get from this new Federal Program?
- Our kids are victims of an epidemic;
- A new, more Vegan friendly (of course) Food pyramid;
- New Federal regulations on what is “healthy” for kids;
- Federal subsidies for convenience stores and low-income-neighborhood grocery stores
And a President who has become such a distraction to his own administration, he has to send his wife out to launch new Federal programs.
Taking a nap now . . . dreaming of the Reagan Administration . . .