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Rush Limbaugh criticizes First Lady Michelle Obama's weight, nutritional campaign
LA Times ^ | February 22, 2011

Posted on 02/26/2011 12:51:52 AM PST by South40

Not to put too fine a point on it, but Rush Limbaugh is talking smack about First Lady Michelle Obama's weight? Rush Limbaugh? And Michelle "you-can-cut-glass-with-my-chiseled-biceps" Obama?

As you well know, Michelle Obama has been taking plenty of criticism from the right for her nutritional campaign to encourage kids to move more and eat healthier fare. Joining her in the campaign is retail giant Wal-Mart, which recently announced it would begin reducing the sodium and fat in many of its prepared foods.

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1 posted on 02/26/2011 12:52:00 AM PST by South40
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To: South40

*tweak tweak*


2 posted on 02/26/2011 12:55:06 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: South40
Barry: Hey Joe, what do you think of the dog I got more my wife?

Biden: Nice trade, Mr. President.

3 posted on 02/26/2011 12:55:32 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: South40

This is a picture of a fat cow who tells us how and what we can eat. Before she does all her commands from the throne, she needs to lose about 50 pounds and start eating better.


4 posted on 02/26/2011 12:56:11 AM PST by Nitehawk0325 (I have the right to remain silent, but I lack the ability...........)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
For my wife, not more my wife.
5 posted on 02/26/2011 12:56:11 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: South40

This is a picture of a fat cow who tells us how and what we can eat. Before she does all her commands from the throne, she needs to lose about 50 pounds and start eating better.


6 posted on 02/26/2011 12:56:21 AM PST by Nitehawk0325 (I have the right to remain silent, but I lack the ability...........)
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To: Nitehawk0325
When will someone in the media say, “The Emperor’s wife has no cloths?”
7 posted on 02/26/2011 1:00:38 AM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist, Iconoclast: THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR.)
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To: Nitehawk0325

Imagine what the media would say if Sarah Palin had the “buff physique” of Michell Obama and then lectured us of diet, exercise and weight control.

Saturday Night Live and the late talk shows, would have have a years worth of satire and venom to spew.


9 posted on 02/26/2011 1:06:27 AM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist, Iconoclast: THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR.)
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To: South40

Ummmm... *Limbaugh* is saying this, ay. Limbaugh.

He ain’t no pencil-neck, and neither is he cut like an athlete. “Those who live in glass houses &tc...”


10 posted on 02/26/2011 1:08:02 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: South40

The first lardass tells America to eat carrot sticks.


11 posted on 02/26/2011 1:12:23 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: South40
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12 posted on 02/26/2011 1:15:43 AM PST by freedumb2003
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

"don'tcha hate it when it sounds so good in your head ,but ya flux it up with gorilla fingers"

13 posted on 02/26/2011 1:25:31 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: South40

Once again, media nitwits completely miss the point. Rush couldn’t care less about Michelle Obama’s weight. The issue is the Liberal Nanny State, telling everyone what to eat and what not to eat. It’s the intrusive sanctimony of these creeps that Rush was inveighing against.


15 posted on 02/26/2011 1:31:01 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Rush has never tried to mess with my restaurant meals or my children’s meals.


16 posted on 02/26/2011 1:31:32 AM PST by Politicalmom (America-The Land of the Sheep, the Home of the Caved.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

But Limbaugh isn’t lecturing America on what it should eat, while scarfing down 200-dollar lobsters and weighing the same as a Buick.


17 posted on 02/26/2011 1:33:58 AM PST by agere_contra (Historically every time the Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' the results have been horrific)
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To: agere_contra

> while scarfing down 200-dollar lobsters and weighing the same as a Buick.

No, you are probably right. Limbaugh more likely scarfs down $7.50 triple-cheeseburgers-extra-mayo and weighs the same as a Cadillac.

Rush has the moral authority to lecture on most all things that ails America. But not the “overweight” issue. Not Rush.


18 posted on 02/26/2011 1:40:40 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Have you seen Rush lately? He is quite svelte.

He lost a lot of weight several years ago and has kept it off. Rush now keeps to a pretty healthy diet. He does enjoy his gourmet meals from time to time, but it is the exception not the rule.

You should check your facts before popping off.


19 posted on 02/26/2011 1:44:27 AM PST by freedumb2003
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To: DieHard the Hunter
Rush has the moral authority to lecture on most all things that ails America. But not the “overweight” issue. Not Rush.

He's not lecturing America -- Michelle Obama is. And that's what he's on about.

20 posted on 02/26/2011 1:47:55 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: freedumb2003

Rush? “Svelte”???

Rush can be accused of many things, and in some cases justifiably so. But “svelte...?”

Mate, he ain’t no ballerina!


21 posted on 02/26/2011 1:50:47 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Diehard, you have third shift left-wing bashing duties tonight?


22 posted on 02/26/2011 1:53:57 AM PST by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: South40

She put herself in the position with her campaign against fat so this is valid. When the left were making for of Barabra Bush’s fat a$$, they did not have the same right because she was never advocating health.


23 posted on 02/26/2011 1:54:45 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Cincinatus

> He’s not lecturing America

Crikey mate! Rush *lectures* America for a living, every day, on the radio, about all sorts of subjects. And he makes a king’s ransom doing so.

The man pontificates over the wireless for his occupation.

*Overweight* issues is not one of those subject matters that he can lecture on with any personal Credibility. Just sayin’...

(Pop him onto a scale, then pop the First Yeti onto a scale. Weigh them both...)


24 posted on 02/26/2011 1:54:52 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
Dear God man, do you not understand?

Rush isn't lecturing America on what to eat.

Michelle IS lecturing America on what to eat.

25 posted on 02/26/2011 1:56:19 AM PST by agere_contra (Historically every time the Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' the results have been horrific)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
My point is that he's not lecturing America about overweight issues -- he's lecturing us about Michelle Obama lecturing US!

Do you listen to his show? Perhaps you shouldn't offer any opinions if you don't know what you're talking about.

26 posted on 02/26/2011 1:57:18 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: freedumb2003

He does enjoy his gourmet meals from time to time, but it is the exception not the rule.

You should check your facts before popping off.

Quite frankly that is funny that you tell this poster to check facts when you have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what Rush eats or if gourmet meals are the exception not the rule. Hypocrite!!! Really that is amazing that you even wrote your post seriously.


27 posted on 02/26/2011 1:58:54 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Free America52

> Diehard, you have third shift left-wing bashing duties tonight?

(GRIN!) Remember we’re a day ahead and a few hours behind you Yanks, here in NZ. I’m on First Watch 20h00 to 00h00, about to go off duty in just over an hour...

*DieHard*


28 posted on 02/26/2011 2:00:26 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

If you are in NZ, then what the hell does this have to do with you?


29 posted on 02/26/2011 2:02:05 AM PST by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
Mate, he ain’t no ballerina!

Have you seen him lately? Yeah, he has a big frame, but he is pretty fit in it.

You are operating from outdated information. Yes, he was oversized, but that was years ago.

And your argument is a non sequiteur anyway. Rush isn't the overeating fat person demanding that the nanny Government take food from the mouths of people. That would be shelly fat-ass obama. Even if Rush was 400 lbs his point would be proper.

30 posted on 02/26/2011 2:03:09 AM PST by freedumb2003
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To: DieHard the Hunter
Rush has the moral authority to lecture on most all things that ails America. But not the “overweight” issue. Not Rush.

Rush is not lecturing America about obesity. He is merely pointing out M.O.'s hypocrisy.

Regards,

31 posted on 02/26/2011 2:05:58 AM PST by alexander_busek
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To: napscoordinator

>>Really that is amazing that you even wrote your post seriously.<<

You are wrong on so many points. You should be posting on your regular sites of Daily KOS and DU.

Keep your trolling consistent. It never works to post stupidity on the intelligent sites.


32 posted on 02/26/2011 2:06:38 AM PST by freedumb2003
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To: napscoordinator

>>ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what Rush eats or if gourmet meals are the exception not the rule. Hypocrite!!! Really that is amazing that you even wrote your post seriously.<<

I listen to his show regularly. It comes up often enough to give me an idea of his eating habits.

I gather you, like the rest of your liberal friends, do NOT listen to his show and thus are talking out of your ass.


33 posted on 02/26/2011 2:08:48 AM PST by freedumb2003
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To: freedumb2003

I can tell you that I eat steak everyday. That does not make it true. People exaggerate all the time. You sure the heck do.


34 posted on 02/26/2011 2:09:39 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: DieHard the Hunter

I see that I’m not the only one here who smells the scent of a troll.


35 posted on 02/26/2011 2:14:45 AM PST by Scanian
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To: freedumb2003

Yes, he is lecturing Mooch-elle who is lecturing America.


36 posted on 02/26/2011 2:16:02 AM PST by Scanian
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To: South40

Michelle has no expertise in nutrition.


37 posted on 02/26/2011 2:16:10 AM PST by Nepeta
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To: Scanian

>>Yes, he is lecturing Mooch-elle who is lecturing America.<<

As should we all. A big old overeating fat-ass woman with no official role in the government is a hypocrite, period.

Anyone and everyone is and should castigate her, no matter his/her weight or eating pattern. We ain’t the ones wagging our finger.


38 posted on 02/26/2011 2:20:06 AM PST by freedumb2003 (OK, who stole my tagline? It was here a few days ago...)
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To: napscoordinator

>>. People exaggerate all the time. You sure the heck do.<<

Good thing you just make it clear you are a freaking idiot. It saves time for everyone.


39 posted on 02/26/2011 2:22:50 AM PST by freedumb2003 (OK, who stole my tagline? It was here a few days ago...)
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To: freedumb2003

Being the chubby chaser that I am, the derrière is the only thing I like about her even a little bit. But her superior, liberal know-it-all Nurse Ratched manner is what really gets me p.o.’d.


40 posted on 02/26/2011 2:27:09 AM PST by Scanian
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To: South40

Michelle “you-can-cut-glass-with-my-chiseled-biceps” Obama?

Bwahahahahahahaha Lard butt


41 posted on 02/26/2011 2:33:08 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Free America52

> If you are in NZ, then what the hell does this have to do with you?

Good question: when America sneezes, we all catch cold. When your First Yeti barks about nutrition, our do-gooders bark in unison and start passing nutrition laws for our kids. And when Rush pontificates, our conservative talk-show hosts all weigh in: some pro-, some anti-.


42 posted on 02/26/2011 2:38:26 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: freedumb2003

Such intelligence you have. You can call me an idiot but I call you a cold blooded liar on so many level that it makes you pathetic.


43 posted on 02/26/2011 2:40:52 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Scanian

> I see that I’m not the only one here who smells the scent of a troll.

I wouldn’t have thought you would be as ill-mannered as that, Scanian. The mere fact that I do not worship at the Temple of Rush does not make me a Troll.

And if he says silly things, it is OK to call him on that. Calling people “fat” is a lazy argument, best reserved for willowy folk — which Rush ain’t.

Conservatives have much, much better things to criticize liberals for.


44 posted on 02/26/2011 2:43:29 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: freedumb2003

‘Tis true, Rush Limbaugh has lost weight: and it is good to see. I bet he will live longer, and that can only be a good thing.

However, I bet he still has 50 lbs+ on Michelle Obama, and I bet he’d still tip the medical scales as “Obese” if not “Morbidly Obese” — even from this photo that much is plain: he has a way to go yet. (So do I)

It is not a non-sequitir to point out that “those who live in glass houses &tc.”

There’s not alot of point Rush using the “fatty-fatty-two-by-four” argument if it can be fired straight back at him, because it is self-defeating. That’s a lesson we all ought to have learned in kindergarten.

There are many better ways of defeating Michelle Obama’s homilies on weight control than that.


45 posted on 02/26/2011 2:56:44 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Here is the deal from my perspective: in the last 6 months or so, I’ve noticed a real decline in the level of “civility”(yes, that insipid liberal word) on this site. FReepers are ripping into other Freepers like never before. And certain conservative public figures who used to command respect around here are considered fair game. They don’t pass a series of litmus tests for purity, apparently.

How can anybody tee off so lustily on Limbaugh when he probably has done more than any single individual to keep the spirit of conservatism alive since Reagan left office?

If the aggressive-minded on this site feel such a need to draw blood, why not go over to DU and blast that crowd for a while? At least they truly deserve it!

All the nit-picking, worry about ideological purity, and criticism of other conservatives will not come in handy during the 2012 election cycle. If we keep ripping one another apart, we will be a soft target for the Obamaoids, as bad as they are.

And please don’t overlook the fact that plenty of them lurk and even post here. Why attack our conservative friends and give the lefties ammo?


46 posted on 02/26/2011 2:58:56 AM PST by Scanian
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Michelle is lecturing America on nutrition while eating like 14 Maria Antoinettes and a Basking Shark.

Please think of a pithier, more effective way of ‘defeating Michelle Obama’s homilies on weight control’ than simply pointing out what Rush has pointed out.

And when you have thought of one, please post it here.


47 posted on 02/26/2011 3:12:40 AM PST by agere_contra (Historically every time the Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' the results have been horrific)
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To: cpdiii

And Sarah Palin has run a marathon in under 4 hours....quite an accomplishment.


48 posted on 02/26/2011 3:20:21 AM PST by Josa
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To: DieHard the Hunter

You might be surprised how much a tall woman of average weight weighs. I had a friend who was 6 feet tall; wasn’t fat and wasn’t thin. She weighed almost 180 lbs. So mechelle being tall and rather expansive in her middle is surely well into the 200 lb range.


49 posted on 02/26/2011 3:25:42 AM PST by Josa
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To: DieHard the Hunter
True, except he is not using the power of the govt to enforce hypocrisy and tyranny on us.

(As an aside, in response to nothing anyone has said: It is tyranny, BTW, to force us to eat certain things, and to control our diets.)

50 posted on 02/26/2011 3:58:18 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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