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  • Michelle Obama: The Candidate?

    04/21/2015 8:44:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Root ^ | April 14, 2015 | Mary C. Curtis
    Too soon, too soon, of course. After observing close-up the kind of headwinds her husband has met in Washington, D.C., and beyond, there is absolutely no indication that first lady Michelle Obama is looking to place her own name on any ballot. She has, in fact, said the opposite, although in his just-released book, Michelle Obama: A Life, veteran journalist Peter Slevin reports that she has always been a full partner in her husband’s political career. But it is significant that former first lady, U.S. Sen. and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has hired Michelle Obama’s former communications chief as...
  • That's pretty fishy!: School blames ‘poor lighting’ for paltry lunch that meets Michelle Obama's ...

    04/20/2015 11:18:26 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 17, 2015 | Alexandra Klausner
    Full title: That's pretty fishy!: School blames ‘poor lighting’ for paltry lunch that meets Michelle Obama's nutritional guidelines That's not a light lunch, it's just bad lighting, say administrators at a Virginia School standing up for their FLOTUS approved school meals. A concerned mother took a photo of her child's lunch consisting of a dull looking fish fillet, a whole wheat bun, and corn and then posted it to social media this week. Virginia’s Portsmouth Public Schools say that their lunches are in compliance with Michelle Obama's federal lunch rules. Scroll down for video
  • Michelle Obama attends sold-out hip-hop historical show ‘Hamilton’

    04/19/2015 8:56:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | April 19, 2015 | Joe Dziemianowicz
    It helps to be the First Lady of the United States to score a ticket to the hottest musical in town. Michelle Obama spent Saturday afternoon at the matinee of "Hamilton," the soldout hip-hop history lesson about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton by “In the Heights" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
  • Obama: "There's Clearly Not Equal Pay In The White House" — Michelle Gets Paid Nothing

    04/16/2015 3:41:27 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 57 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 16, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    President Obama addressed a Working Mothers Town Hall during a brief trip to Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday. The issue of pay inequality was brought up and the president addressed the matter of equal pay in the White House, but not in the way you would think. "Let me tell you, now, Michelle would point out First Ladies get paid nothing," the president said to laughter. "So there’s clearly not equal pay in the White House when it comes to her and me." "But before we were in the White House, I wanted to make sure Michelle got paid as...
  • Would you eat this school lunch? [Virginia]

    04/16/2015 10:37:34 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 45 replies
    WJHL.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | WJHL.com
    Portsmouth Public Schools admits concern over the presentation of a student's lunch served Tuesday at James Hurst Elementary. Dozens of people reached out to 10 On Your Side after a student's mother posted a picture of the meal on social media. It shows cooked corn on a lunch platter, alongside a fish filet with a bun placed on top. According to the school district's lunch menu, which is posted online, the lunch choices served Tuesday were the following: Spicy Cajun Fish w/Brown Rice Cold Cut Turkey Sub (w/g) Assorted Chef Salad (Croutons & Crackers) Steamed Carrots & Side Salad Fresh...
  • Liberals steal a quote from an old white lady to make Maya Angelou Commemorative stamp

    04/10/2015 11:13:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/10/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The United States Postal Service (USPS) has colluded with the family of the late poet Maya Angelou to steal a quote from a white eighty nine year old children’s book writer named Joan Walsh Anglund to make the new Angelou stamp look good. The whole episode is a perfect example of how liberals are different from other people. According to reports, there was an excited gathering of “luminaries” at the stamp’s unveiling which included Michelle Obama who is the political world’s Kim Kardashian – famous for being famous without any actual accomplishments of her own. That the stolen quote placed...
  • Michelle Obama: 'Our Government Outlawed Indian Religions'

    04/09/2015 11:19:06 AM PDT · by drewh · 81 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 9, 2015 - 10:41 AM | By CNSNews.com Staff
    On Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed a gathering at the White House that focused on the topic of creating opportunity for Native American youth. The White House posted her prepared remarks online. The full speech, as posted by the White House, can be read by clicking here. Here is an excerpt from the First Lady's remarks: You see, we need to be very clear about where the challenges in this community first started. Folks in Indian Country didn’t just wake up one day with addiction problems. Poverty and violence didn’t just randomly happen to this community. These issues are...
  • Halperin-Heilemann: Rand's Wife Kelley Good, But No Michelle Obama

    04/07/2015 5:54:09 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Let's be clear: on today's With All Due Respect, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann were very complimentary about Kelley Paul's performance today in introducing her husband Rand at his presidential announcement speech. They described her as a big asset and anticipate seeing a lot more of her on the campaign trail. That said, the duo said something that boggled my mind, claiming that as good as she was, Kelley was "not at Michelle Obama's level." Back in April, 2008, a full year later in the campaign cycle, this NewsBuster wrote about Michelle's shockingly angry performance on the stump [view the...
  • The Audacity of Soup Nazis

    04/07/2015 2:56:42 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 17 replies
    Self | 4/7/15 | Me
    The day the government tries to tell me what to eat, i.e. no red meat, fried foods or sugar, is the day I show them how to conduct a successful colonoscopy with a watermelon. We have 93 million citizens out of the workforce, 18 trillion in debt, unvetted illegal immigrants are streaming across the border, and Washington is worried about what’s on my plate? Unbeknownst to Obama & Co. - who can’t tell the truth to save their life and who refuse to take responsibility for a smorgasbord of failures and abuse - the Constitution is not a napkin and...
  • USDA Tells Parents to Teach Healthy Eating Habits: Don’t Praise That Clean Plate

    04/03/2015 9:01:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 78 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Penny Starr
    Apparently, parents should visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) website to find out how to teach their children good eating habits.The agency in charge of the country’s agricultural sector is now in the nanny business, thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative to fight childhood obesity, which links to choosemyplate.gov on its website.In the kids’ section of My Plate, advice is dished out on how parents can help pre-schoolers “develop healthy eating habits,” including a warning about praising an empty plate.“Avoid praising a clean plate,” the website states. “Your child should stop eating when he or she...
  • Shattuck: Gimme a break, Easter Egg Roll no time for fitness camp

    04/03/2015 8:02:48 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 12 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-02-15 | Tom Shattuck
    Leave it to Michelle Obama to transform the time-honored White House Easter Egg Roll into what is essentially a grueling, daylong bootcamp. If you think an Easter egg hunt and chocolate bunnies are the themes of the 137th White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, you are way off. Try core-strength training and pledges of nutritional and physical improvement to the first lady. Drop and give Michelle 20. The Whitehouse website states, “the day’s activities will encourage children to lead healthy, active lives in support of the first lady’s ‘Let’s Move’ initiative.” With “sports and fitness zones” promised, it sounds...
  • Shattuck: Gimme a break, don’t gimme five on Easter

    04/02/2015 6:49:58 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 13 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-02-15 | Tom Shattuck
    Leave it to Michelle Obama to transform the time-honored White House Easter Egg Roll into what is essentially a grueling, daylong bootcamp. If you think an Easter egg hunt and chocolate bunnies are the themes of the 137th White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, you are way off. Try core-strength training and pledges of nutritional and physical improvement to the first lady. Drop and give Michelle 20. The Whitehouse website states, “the day’s activities will encourage children to lead healthy, active lives in support of the first lady’s ‘Let’s Move’ initiative.” With “sports and fitness zones” promised, it sounds...
  • New Book Explores Role of Race for First Lady Michelle Obama

    03/31/2015 6:50:04 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    time.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Maya Rhodan
    Author paints the First Lady as the President's rock, notes the impact her background would have on her future as the nation's first black First LadyDuring her senior year at Princeton University, First Lady Michelle Obama couldn’t imagine she would live to see the election of the nation’s first African American, let alone be married to him. “To say that during her Princeton years she could not envision an African American president is like saying that the sun rises and sets every day,” writes Northwestern University Professor Peter Slevin in his upcoming biography, Michelle Obama: A Life.At the time, the...
  • (Michelle Obama Approved) Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Qualify as ‘Smart Snack’ Under Federal Guidelines

    03/29/2015 3:13:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | March 28, 2015 | Monica Eng
    Guess What Makes The Cut As A 'Smart Snack' In Schools? Hot Cheetos Flamin' Hot Cheetos might conjure a lot of descriptors: spicy, crunchy, unnaturally fiery red. But it's a good bet that "healthy" didn't exactly spring to mind. Yet it turns out that those fiery Cheetos beloved by school children (some kids even made an epic rap paean to Hot Cheetos a few years ago) actually qualify as a "Smart Snack" under revised federal nutrition guidelines for schools. The Obama administration rolled out the new guidelines last year in a bid to limit the amount of junk food kids...
  • Does America now have a bald FLOTUS? What happened to Michelle's hair?

    03/25/2015 8:27:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/25/2015 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Michelle Obama is home from her #letgirlslearn swing through Asia and back to hawking fruits and veggies from the stainless steel area deep within the hallowed halls of the White House kitchen. Appearing for a segment on Jeopardy, the million-dollar question has now become: what happened to Michelle’s hair? Surrounded by a harvest brimming with God’s bounty and standing in front of a very large soup pot, the FLOTUS sported a hairdo that gave the optical illusion of baldheadedness. Looking like a female rendition of her husband’s hairdo in between dye jobs, Michelle seemed totally unaware of people not...
  • Michelle Obama travel expense update: Your tax dollars at work

    03/25/2015 7:04:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    investors.com ^ | March 25, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    Just a quick update, as you organize to file your income taxes, on the Obama family's lavish travel expenses that your money is underwriting. Financing might be a better word. Barack and Michelle Obama have traveled more than any other first couple -- doing Spain, Africa, China, South America, among other distant spots. Often they're accompanied by friends and Michelle Obama's Mom, Marian Robinson, who's been living in the White House at taxpayer expense since her son-in-law's inauguration. And in some cases, Mrs. Robinson's friends tag along.
  • RPT: Michelle Obama’s Mandate Will Require Daycares to Weigh Children

    03/24/2015 8:17:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Mar 23, 2015 2:12 pm | (Outnumbered)
    A new report says that the federal government plans to keep track of how healthy children are by weighing and measuring them in daycare. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will weigh and check the height of roughly 3,000 children as part of a study mandated by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. According to a report by Free Beacon, the USDA published “a notice in the Federal Register on Friday proposing data collection on what meals are served in professional and home daycare facilities and how much physical activity children perform.” …
  • Feds to Weigh Children in Daycare [Mandate from Michelle O]

    03/21/2015 5:08:10 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 90 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Bureaucrats from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will weigh and measure children in daycare as part of a study mandated by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. The agency published a notice in the Federal Register on Friday proposing data collection on what meals are served in professional and home daycare facilities and how much physical activity children perform. Aside from assessing how healthy the food in daycare is, the USDA will also check the weight and height of roughly 3,000 children.
  • Rental Cars for Michelle O’s Kyoto Visit Cost $78,741

    03/20/2015 3:12:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 20, 2015 5:00 am | Elizabeth Harrington
    First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to a Buddhist Temple in Kyoto is costing taxpayers nearly $80,000 for rental cars, according to a government contract. Mrs. Obama, who is traveling to Japan and Cambodia for a girls’ education initiative, will arrive in Kyoto, Japan, on Friday. According to the White House press office, “The First Lady will travel to Kyoto on March 20 and visit the Kiyomizu-Dera Buddhist Temple and the Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine. She will also greet staff from the U.S. Consulate in Osaka.” …
  • 10 Surprising Discoveries About Michelle Obama from Her New Biography (Click at your own risk)

    03/20/2015 11:28:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    people.com ^ | March 20, 2015 | Tara Fowler and Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
    Michelle Obama may be our best-dressed FLOTUS yet, but did you know she once was denied the "Best Camper" award because she swore too much? That's just one of the surprising discoveries from biographer Peter Slevin's new book about our current First Lady, Michelle Obama: A Life, out April 7. We got an early peek at the book, which follows Michelle from her working-class beginnings all the way to the White House with husband President Barack Obama. Here are 10 things you may not have known about Mrs. Obama: 1. During law school, she once dated the son of...
  • Michelle Obama’s Brother Left Oregon State’s NCAA Basketball Program in Shambles

    03/19/2015 5:32:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 19, 2015 | Brent Scher
    One team President Barack Obama didn’t have the opportunity to pick when he joined ESPN this week to fill out his NCAA March Madness bracket was Oregon State, which has yet to recover from a disastrous six years under the guidance of his brother-in-law, Craig Robinson. Robinson, Michelle Obama’s brother, was fired by Oregon State after six straight disappointing seasons as head coach—the team went 39–69 in the Pac 12 and never made the NCAA Tournament or the NIT. Not only did Robinson fail to get results at Oregon State, he also left a mess for new coach Wayne Tinkle....
  • New [GAO] Report Finds ‘Palatability’ Problems, Higher Prices Led To School Lunch Decline

    03/19/2015 3:07:17 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 18, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Federally-mandated changes to school lunches backed by first lady Michelle Obama helped cause an unprecedented drop in the number of students eating lunch, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO cited two factors stemming from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which caused a decrease in the number of children eating school lunch each day: school childrens’ issues with “palatability” and “federally-mandated” increases in the price of school lunches.
  • Picture: Teacher Receives Stunningly Disgusting Michelle Obama Lunch

    03/19/2015 7:00:07 AM PDT · by rightistight · 75 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/19/15 | Aurelius
    A middle school teacher in Louisiana received one of the most disgusting-looking lunches imaginable and posted a picture of it online yesterday. The post, titled "I'm a teacher. My school cafeteria served this today," said that the meal below was supposed to be "ham:" Unsurprisingly, the teacher decided not to eat her "meal" and threw the meat away after taking the picture. She also plans on sending the picture to her school's food director "who is supposed to be enforcing federal regulations."
  • White House defends Obamas’ two flights to ‘different airports’ in L.A.

    03/16/2015 9:24:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/16/15 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Monday that taxpayers paid for first lady Michelle Obama and President Obama to fly on separate planes to Los Angeles on the same day last week because they were traveling to “different airports” on slightly different schedules. “They flew into different airports,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. “It’s also my understanding that the first lady actually left to get back to Washington, D.C., before the president even arrived in California.” Mr. Obama flew to Los Angeles International airport last Thursday on Air Force One, arriving around 4 p.m. local time for an appearance on
  • Shattuck: Separate Obama flights is just plane wasteful

    03/15/2015 7:38:49 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 26 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03/15/15 | Tom Shattuck
    Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane ... No, it’s two planes! Two taxpayer-funded planes, that is. And on those two planes last Thursday were two occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, jetting across country to the same destination — L.A. Separate planes. Your money. Ready for the pain? You’re going to need a No. 2 pencil and scrap paper for this. Estimates are that Air Force One costs about $206,000 per hour to operate. You could go on Priceline right now and book a round-trip itinerary from Boston to LAX for between $500 and...
  • WATCH: Michelle Obama, Ellen DeGeneres Dance Party

    03/13/2015 4:15:49 PM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | March 13, 2015 | Kipp Jones
    Michelle Obama is “going Hollywood” with her “Let’s Move” health and fitness campaign. While President Obama was occupied Thursday reading “mean tweets” about himself on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the First Lady was busy taping Friday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Before the spot deteriorated into a choreographed dance routine, Obama informed Ellen she was on set to promote more healthy living and issued a social media challenge. “We’re calling it GimmeFive and we’re using the hashtag #GimmeFive on social media,” Michelle said of the cause, which apparently includes dancing to coincide with regulated lunches. She continued: “We’re asking...
  • Michelle Obama shows off some embarrassing mum dance moves on the Ellen show

    03/13/2015 10:21:56 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-13-15 | Ruth Styles
    Her arm thrust out and pouting like a rapper, this is the moment that Michelle Obama showed off her dance moves during a toe-curling appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Challenged to show off her dance moves by Ms Degeneres, Mrs Obama gamely obliged and went on to pull shapes that wouldn't have shamed Rita Ora. Unfortunately for daughters Sasha and Malia, the appearance on Ellen, which airs on the 16th March, isn't the end of the 51-year-old's dancing ambitions.
  • Michelle Obama Has Gay Afro-Latino Univision TV Host Fired

    03/13/2015 7:51:38 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 88 replies
    You can't make this stuff up. Yesterday during our entertainment program “El Gordo y La Flaca” Rodner Figueroa made comments regarding First Lady Michelle Obama that were completely reprehensible and in no way reflect Univision’s values or views. As a result, Mr. Figueroa was immediately terminated. But Rodner loves Obama. He wrote : Respected First Lady Michelle Obama, I offer my sincere apologies for a comment I made about the characterization from what a makeup artist made about you during my appearance on Univision’s “El Gordo y la Flaca” entertainment program yesterday, and how it was misinterpreted. I want to...
  • MSNBC Guest: Michelle Obama Should Challenge Hillary, ‘She Would Make A Great President’

    03/12/2015 6:41:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 12, 2015 | Al Weaver
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Anyone out there clamoring for a third Obama term? If you were curious, one talking head has indeed stepped forward — but not for a third Barack Obama term. In an appearance on “Now With Alex Wagner,” guest Dorian Warren suggested that First Lady Michelle Obama, instead of Elizabeth Warren and a cadre of others, should challenge former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2016. “I want to start a whisper campaign on your show right now,” Warren, a professor at Columbia University, started. “I think we should draft Michelle Obama to run.” “Forget running...
  • Watch: Michelle O Just Reached Out To Islamic Iran With A Big White House Party…And Said THIS!

    03/12/2015 12:46:13 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 3-12-15 | Norvell Rose
    On more than one occasion, President Obama has praised Muslim immigrants for their contributions to American history, though the extent and significance of those contributions have been questioned by many. The Washington Examiner reminds us of Obama’s effusive shout-out to Muslim Americans: “Throughout our history, Islam has contributed to the character of our country, and Muslim Americans, and their good works, have helped to build our nation.” Now, as the president reaches out to the mullahs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, intent on making a controversial deal on their nuclear weapons development — a deal that would admittedly not...
  • Could Michelle Obama run for President?

    03/08/2015 11:29:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Mobile Tribune ^ | March 5, 2015 | Preston Brady III
    While I was lamenting the fact that Barack Obama’s term will be over in 2016, and to bad he couldn’t run for office again because he would surely win, a friend suggested that maybe Michelle Obama could run up against Hillary Clinton. Talk about an epiphany, I was estatic that he made this suggestion and for a moment I imagined the possibility. After all, Bill Clinton was president and now Hillary is running, so why not Michelle Obama? Since we can be sure Michelle is supportative of her husband’s accomplishments and goals, we can also feel confident she would...
  • 'The Only Person Who Could Beat Hillary Clinton Is Michelle Obama'

    03/08/2015 12:46:47 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 64 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Was he serious? Some of his fellow panelists chuckled, but it wasn't obvious that conservative commentator Ben Domenech was kidding when on today's Up With Steve Kornacki he said that "the only person I think who could beat Hillary Clinton is Michelle Obama." Domenech's comment came during a segment on the subject of who might jump into the race should Hillary decide not to run. The mere fact that there was such a segment suggests that the controversy over Hillary's email might not be the much ado "about nothing" that some claim. View the video here.
  • LaPlace second grader to Michelle Obama: 'You have ruined Taco Tuesday'

    03/06/2015 1:37:59 PM PST · by BBell · 37 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/6/15 | Angel Thompson
    Richard "Trip" Klibert, 7, of LaPlace became pretty upset last November when he began noticing changes in his lunch at St. Joan of Arc School in LaPlace. His main complaint was about the new wheat tortillas and pizza crust. His taco shell and pizza just weren't as tasty anymore. So concerned about these changes, he voiced his displeasure to his second grade teacher, Margaret Cerami, who suggested he learn more about the lunch changes, and perhaps, write a letter to the person responsible for the changes, First Lady Michelle Obama. What began as an expression of displeasure turned into a...
  • GOP bill targets Michelle Obama's prized school lunch regs

    03/02/2015 5:08:59 PM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    thehill.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | Lydia Wheeler
    Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) is introducing legislation to relax the rules for healthy school lunches. At the School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) 2015 Legislative Action Conference at the JW Marriott Monday, Hoeven announced the Healthy School Meals Flexibility Act to give schools more flexibility in complying with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations when it comes to whole grains and sodium levels. The bill would allow schools to revert back to 2012 standards, which require at least half of all grains served in school breakfast and school lunch to be whole grain rich. The standard now is for 100 percent...
  • Michelle Obama Takes Credit for Food ‘Culture Change’

    02/27/2015 3:39:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | February 26, 2015 | Darlene Superville (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a “culture change” in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity, but as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts the first lady also warned that the progress is “incredibly fragile.” That’s because special interests “whose first priority is not our kids’ health” are “waiting for us to get complacent or bored and move on to the next trendy issue,” Mrs. Obama said at an annual health summit. She cited the fight over a recent child nutrition law as an example.
  • First lady: US experiencing food ‘culture change’

    02/26/2015 4:09:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2015 6:42 PM EST | Darlene Superville
    Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a “culture change” in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity. But as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts, the first lady also warned that the progress that’s been made is “incredibly fragile.” That’s because special interests “whose first priority is not our kids’ health” are “waiting for us to get complacent or bored and move on to the next trendy issue,” Mrs. Obama said at an annual health summit. She cited the fight over a recent child nutrition law as an example. “Even today, some folks...
  • Is POTUS in Pain because FLOTUS may Walk?

    02/24/2015 10:18:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 74 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/24/15 | George Spelvin
    Calling Barack Obama a Commander in “Cheat,” the NATIONAL ENQUIRER this week in an online report has revealed that our First Lady (FLOTUS) is so fed up with the President that D I V O R C E may be coming to America’s White House! Allegedly, a very “vicious” legal maestro only awaits 2014, IRS tax filings for divorce action. So rather than being delayed until 2017, the long rumored marital split may now be imminent! (1) Just think how much worldwide press this turn of events would generate. How important, in contrast, would be the threat of ISIS at...
  • Michelle Obama Plans Spring Break In Japan With Sasha And Malia(barf alert)

    02/16/2015 7:32:48 AM PST · by rktman · 62 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/16/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    First Lady Michelle Obama missed out on President Obama’s Valentine’s Day golfing weekend in sunny California, but it appears that she has her own trip planned for next month. According to the Asahi Shimbun, the First Lady and her daughters Sasha and Malia will be traveling to Japan for a visit in March.
  • PHOTOS: Bugs invade ‘healthy’ Michelle O lunches

    02/16/2015 8:04:25 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 38 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 2/16/15 | Kyle Olson
    NEW YORK – Advocates are struggling to get students to eat “healthy” lunches – even if they’re free. It’s not too hard to see why. Timothy Martinez qualifies for free lunches, but he and his classmates often skip meals and go hungry because the cafeteria food at Bronx Academy of Letters is inedible, according to DNAinfo. “When they serve us pizza, sometimes it’s not reheated all the way and you can see the frozen pieces in the dough,” Martinez says. “It’s the same thing with the taco meat. And they serve us ices instead of juice,” referring to the liquids...
  • Michelle Obama's Self-Serving "Cheese Dust" Disdain

    02/11/2015 5:02:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Before the nation's Food Nanny guilt-trips you into ditching boxed dinners on a frazzled night, know this: The first lady profited from cheese dust before she was against it. In the new issue of Cooking Light magazine, Michelle Obama takes another sanctimonious stand against processed foods. The occasion of this latest hectoring is a month-long celebration of the fifth anniversary of her Let's Move initiative. This time, she spins a slickly crafted tale of how her former personal chef challenged daughter Malia several years ago to turn a block of cheese into powder. "She sat there for 30 minutes trying...
  • Michelle Obama, the conservative? How to keep big government out of your lunch

    02/10/2015 7:58:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 10, 2015 | Husna Haq
    Michelle Obama says that 'if you don't like government ... messing with your life,' you should make better eating choices. Is Michelle Obama starting to sound more like a conservative than a liberal? How's this for a counterintuitive source on conservatism: Michelle Obama is now offering novel advice on how to keep the government from meddling in peoples' lives. “If you don’t like the doctor, if you don’t like government, if you don’t like folks messing with your life, the best thing to do is make sure you’re healthy," Mrs. Obama told Cooking Light in a piece entitled, "The First...
  • Michelle Obama: Eating healthy will keep government out of your life

    02/10/2015 11:12:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    First lady Michelle Obama believes Americans can keep the federal government from meddling with their lives by eating healthy foods and maintaining an active lifestyle. In an interview with Cooking Light magazine published Monday, Mrs. Obama said the best way to avoid dealing with “the system” is to take care of one’s own body. Doing so, she said, will eliminate trips to the doctor and the need to deal with Obamacare. “It’s just making sure people understand that the most powerful thing that they can do for their overall health is feed their bodies good nutritious food,” the first lady...
  • Michelle Obama’s Personal Fight Against Boxed Macaroni And Cheese

    02/09/2015 3:01:40 PM PST · by PROCON · 146 replies
    breitbart ^ | Feb. 9, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Celebrating the fifth anniversary of “Let’s Move!” First Lady Michelle Obama explains to Cooking Light magazine that she had to get empowered in her own household to eliminate processed food. Part of that experience was her personal fight against boxed macaroni and cheese, which, she admits, her kids loved. At the time, her chef friend Sam Kass explained that boxed macaroni and cheese wasn’t “real food” and so the family shouldn’t eat it. “My kids loved the macaroni and cheese in a box,” she explained. “And he said, if it’s not real food then we’re not going to do it.”
  • Michelle Obama to pick Obama library location: report

    02/06/2015 8:39:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    WGN-TV ^ | February 5, 2015 | Staff
    CHICAGO — The site of the Obama presidential library and museum will be announced next month, and apparently the First Lady is going to pick it. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Michelle Obama will make the final decision, and she is said to be favoring Columbia University in New York. The school wants to build the library on its new campus in Harlem. Chicago has two bids being considered … the University of Chicago on the south side, and UIC on the west side. The University of Hawaii is also in the running.
  • Exclusive: Obama's post-presidential slogan: 'Eight years is only the beginning'

    02/02/2015 4:20:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 1, 2015 | Lynn Sweet
    Though President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle still have two years left in the White House, their foundation has come up with a bold slogan for their next chapter: “Eight years is only the beginning.” When they leave on Jan. 20, 2017, Obama will be only 55 and his wife, who turned 51 on Jan. 17, will have just celebrated her 53rd birthday. Not that I ever doubted it, but the Chicago-based Barack Obama Foundation‘s revamped website, which went live Friday, makes it clear the Obamas intend to maintain a robust public presence in the decades to come. The...
  • Michelle Obama Praises Movie-TV Industry for Promoting Same-Sex Marriage

    01/31/2015 1:37:24 PM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Jan. 31, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Speaking to a group of television and screenwriters in Washington, D.C., on Friday, First Lady Michelle Obama praised the movie and television industry in the United States for promoting same-sex marriage. “Every day, through the movies and TV shows and ads you all create, you have the power to shape our understanding of the world around us,” said Mrs. Obama. “You challenge our most strongly held beliefs. You influence our opinions on current events.”“So the fact is, in many ways, you all are in a unique position to help us address some of the most challenging issues that...
  • Michelle Obama gives 'American Sniper' two thumbs up

    01/30/2015 4:05:20 PM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    usatoday | Jan. 30, 2015 | Ann Oldenburg
    Linky only.
  • Picture: Student Served Most Disgusting “Michelle Obama” Lunch Ever

    01/30/2015 9:03:13 AM PST · by rightistight · 116 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/30/15 | Aurelius
    Before reading this article, you should be warned, what this student was served at lunch is truly disgusting to look at. A 15-year-old student posted online earlier this month the following picture of the school lunch he received: The original poster wrote with the submission, "Complaining about school lunches? Here's my school's 'Philly Cheese Steak.'" Recently, major changes came to school lunches because of the efforts of the First Lady, Michelle Obama. The USDA claims that "the new standards align school meals with the latest nutrition science and the real world circumstances of America’s schools." It was only recently that...
  • Michelle Obama Is More Than A Mascot

    01/28/2015 9:55:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 28, 2015 | Tim Teeman
    She was just criticized in Saudi Arabia for not wearing a headscarf, but even at home she’s not allowed to say what she wants. First ladies should be more than decorative.It must be very strange to be Michelle Obama. You are intelligent, capable, you have opinions and charisma, and yet you are fundamentally mute—your public utterances are scripted and tightly controlled. You are allowed to talk about broccoli and children’s exercise, and safe, non-inflammatory topics. The only time the public sees the Michelle Obama fire, thrillingly, is when she is on the campaign stump for her husband. Even when scripted...
  • Good for her: Michelle Obama passes on headscarf during trip to Saudi Arabia

    01/28/2015 10:41:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    She didn’t do anything that Laura Bush didn’t do (although Bush did once don a scarf in Jeddah when a group of cancer survivors presented her with one), but as the west’s elite slowly assimilate Islamic norms on blasphemy, affronting the Kingdom by eschewing a scarf feels more transgressive than it used to. I wonder if she’ll be the last FLOTUS to maintain this tradition. If the future must not belong to those who would slander the prophet of Islam, presumably it also shouldn’t belong to women who would offend his inheritors by their immodesty. On Twitter, Saudis used...