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  • Welcome to a government we’ll-tell-you-what-to-eat world

    07/20/2014 7:02:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/14 | Judi McLeod
    The supermarket ‘talking’ shopping cart Michelle Obama will use to push her over-the-top approved food list is a power push over unsuspecting masses, but would serve as the perfect replacement for her husband’s omnipresent rising sun logo. Six years ago, Barack Hussein Obama arrogantly made himself the rising sun in a logo by putting the sun under his stylized ‘O’, but his wife may have inadvertently come up with a better logo symbol to represent the empty life Barack Obama is bequeathing Americans: Michelle’s government-controlled supermarket shopping cart.
  • Mrs. Obama's Operation VA Scandal Distraction

    07/18/2014 2:33:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7/18/2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Barack and Michelle Obama are quite the diversionary tag-team. He blames everyone else for his problems. She takes credit for progress on his behalf that he doesn't deserve and distracts public attention from his avalanche of failures with endless feel-good photo-ops. While the shirker in chief golfed and grubbed for money at closed-door celebrity fundraisers this week, his East Wing flak-catcher provided him cunning cover on the still-festering VA scandals. Mrs. Obama flew to Los Angeles to declare a war or something on veterans' homelessness. At a summit with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday, she said the neglect...
  • Michelle Obama photograph a stark reminder of segregation era

    07/16/2014 3:15:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/16/14 | Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News
    On May 16, the eve of the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision that outlawed racial segregation in America's public schools, Michelle Obama traveled to Topeka, Kansas, to visit the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. As the first lady toured the site with Stephanie Kyriazis, its chief of interpretation and education, she posed for a striking photograph that serves as a stark reminder of the segregation era. The image, taken by White House photographer Chuck Kennedy, was posted to the White House Flickr feed this week. After her tour, Mrs. Obama delivered an equally poignant...
  • Mrs. Obama Declares War on Chick-fil-A

    07/15/2014 12:07:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 07/15/2014 | Todd Starnes
    The First Lady of these United States has declared war on Chick-fil-A. It seems the home of plump juicy breasts and hot buttered buns has run afoul of the new Smart Snacks in School program. The program is a component of Mrs. Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The new government regulations require snack items served in public schools to have less than two hundred calories. That includes vending machines, lunch rooms and other campus food venues. And that’s really bad news for kids at South Carolina’s Socastee High School. They’ve just learned they will no longer be allowed...
  • White House Asked to Stay Away From School Nutrition Summit

    07/14/2014 4:40:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | Monday, July 14, 2014 | Helena Bottemiller Evich
    Michelle Obama’s food policy czar, celebrity chef Sam Kass, was once so in with the lunch lady crowd, he landed a guest judge spot on a tearful school lunch episode of Food Network’s “Chopped” and handed out awards at the School Nutrition Association’s convention in Denver. Two years later, when he asked to speak at the group’s annual convention this week in Boston, the answer: “No.” The rebuke shows how ugly the fight has become between the first lady and her supporters, who want kids to eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains in their school lunches, and the organization...
  • First lady: I don’t have a ‘Blood Feud’ with the Clintons

    07/13/2014 3:36:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The New York Post's Page Six ^ | July 12, 2014 | Ian Mohr
    <p>Michelle Obama privately denied any ­alleged “Blood Feud” with Bill and Hillary Clinton as described in the current best-seller at a private Park Avenue meeting with Democratic ­donors on Thursday.</p> <p>At the event to raise funds for the DNC at the home of Evercore Partners’ Charles Myers, the first lady addressed major issues from the midterm elections to education as well as her clothing collection, recent trip to China and whether she might run for office.</p>
  • Michelle Obama to Latinos: ‘We cannot afford to wait on Congress’ for immigration

    07/13/2014 6:49:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/13/2014 | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    First lady Michelle Obama grabbed the political reins during a speech to the League of United Latin American Citizens in New York City, telling the crowd of admirers not to worry — that her husband wouldn’t wait on Congress to take action on immigration reform. “So make no mistake about it — we have to keep on fighting as hard as we can on immigration,” Mrs. Obama said, to a cheering crowd, Breitbart reported. “And as my husband has said, he’s going to do whatever administrative action it takes to fix this broken system.” Mrs. Obama then vowed that Congress...
  • Michelle Obama Talks Immigration and Education at Latino Summit

    07/10/2014 9:26:00 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    observer.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | Will Bredderman
    Michelle Obama backed up her husband on immigration and the border crisis while pushing her pro-education Reach Higher program at a Hispanic advocacy group summit in Manhattan this afternoon. The first lady’s speech to the League of United Latin American Citizens convention focused mostly on her campaign to encourage disadvantaged youth to pursue higher education. But Ms. Obama did take time to push President Barack Obama’s plan to provide legal status and a path to citizenship for the 11 million-plus undocumented immigrants living in the United States–who have been subject to deportation. “With a broken immigration system hurting so many...
  • While America fights for survival Michelle Obama engages in GOP bun fight

    07/08/2014 7:24:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/08/14 | Judi McLeod
    Where is Michelle Obama now that American children are exposed to the potential violence of MS-13, jihadists slipping through the border with Hispanic-sounding names and exposure to dread diseases like Tuberculosis?
  • 10 striking revelations from Ed Klein’s new book ‘Blood Feud’

    07/07/2014 8:30:20 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/25/2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Ed Klein’s new book, “Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas” has been making waves for its many salacious details — for example Klein’s assertion that there is a deep rift between Michelle Obama and the president such that they slept in separate bedrooms at Martha’s Vineyard (and continue to do so in the White House). However, the broader purpose of the book is to show that there is a heated battle going on — dating back to the brutal primary contest between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential election cycle — that continues to manifest itself...
  • 'Snake' Found in Mid-Day Meal in Bihar, 54 Children Fall Ill (School Lunch Program)

    07/05/2014 4:32:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    54 students of a government middle school in Bihar's Sitamarhi district fell ill today after eating a mid-day meal in which a 'snake' was found. Sursand block development officer Vinod Kumar said the children of Meghpur Middle School at Sursand developed symptoms of nausea and fell unconsciousness after eating the meal. They were rushed to a nearby public health centre, given medicines and kept under observation. None of them were in critical condition, he said. "We have seized the khichdi that was given to the students. A long, black object was found in it and we suspect that it could...
  • Government Spends Money to Create Obesity Epidemic & Then Regulates Us to “Help”

    07/04/2014 12:07:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | July 3, 2014 | Mark Horne
    I mentioned two days ago the decision of schools to ban birthday cupcakes. Michelle Obama is essentially fighting with students to get them to change what they eat. But what is missing from this story is the proper context. The fact is that our bad eating habits are getting encouraged by taxpayer money. In fact, the government arguably changed our dietary habits to their present behavior. The Foundation for Economic Education came out with an article yesterday about dealing with “food deserts.”
  • First lady Michelle Obama speaks about education at Disney Swan and Dolphin Hotel

    07/01/2014 7:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WESH-TV ^ | July 1, 2014 | Gail Paschall-Brown
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. —First lady Michelle Obama addressed the American School Counselor Association at the Disney Swan and Dolphin Hotel on Tuesday morning. "Thank you for your passion and your dedication. Thank you for refusing to give up," Obama said. Obama talked about the role school counselors play in getting students and parents the resources they need to pursue higher education. "The national average is one school counselor for every 471 students, and that's outrageous," Obama said. "They can and should use their budget to create progressive budgets for school counselors." Obama said school counselors are the key...
  • Wash. school district complies with Michelle O’s lunch rules and bans birthday cupcakes

    07/01/2014 10:50:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 7/1/14 | Victor Skinner
    LYNNWOOD, Wash. – Michelle Obama’s national school lunch overhaul is getting a little ridiculous. The First Lady worked with federal bureaucrats to strictly limit what types of foods can be served in school cafeterias across the country in an effort to fight childhood obesity. The federal regulations on meat, vegetables, salt, and other aspects of the school lunch has been met with staunch indignation from students who have either trashed their mandatory fruit and vegetables or opted not to eat lunch at all. Now, the Edmonds School District in Washington state and others are cracking down on birthday cupcakes and...
  • On Air Force One, No Lightening Up on Burgers and Cake

    06/28/2014 1:25:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 27, 2014 | Emmarie Huetteman
    A blue-cheese burger with lettuce, tomato and garlic aioli, accompanied by Parmesan-sprinkled fries. Chocolate fudge cake. Pasta shells stuffed with four cheeses, topped with meat sauce and shredded mozzarella, and served with a garlic breadstick. Cake infused with limoncello. Buffalo wings with celery, carrots and homemade ranch dip. Such was the fare served to passengers aboard Air Force One during a particularly grueling three-state day on the campaign trail just before the 2012 election. Not much has changed since. “It’s American fare, in that it’s not going all arugula on people,” said Arun Chaudhary, who was President Obama’s videographer from...
  • What Does “Stealth Health” Teach Us About Michelle Obama’s School Lunch & Labeling Changes?

    06/25/2014 4:19:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | June 25, 2014 | Marke Horne
    In the media, the conflict is portrayed as being between Michelle Obama and the food companies. The poor customer wants to do the right thing, but the food companies make it hard. But that’s not how it really works. Sadly, the Wall Street Journal story is behind a pay wall, but a summary is posted at Newser.com: “Fast Food’s New Trend: ‘Stealth Health.’”
  • First Lady Uses Racial Slur And Gets Away With It

    06/24/2014 2:15:24 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/24/2014 | Ariel Cohen
    Who cares about the Redskins? Probably not first lady Michelle Obama, who turned her sights on insulting the Romani minority community Monday. While describing her struggles as a working mother, the usually politically correct first lady used the racial slur, gypped. “The first thing I tried to do, which was a mistake, was that I tried the part-time thing… I realized I was getting gypped on that front,” Obama told ABC’s Robin Roberts at the White House Summit on Working Families. “What happened was I got a part-time salary but worked full time.” The term “gypped” is a racial slur...
  • Michelle Obama: U.S. should elect female president 'as soon as possible'

    06/23/2014 11:35:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | June 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    The U.S. should elect a female president "as soon as possible," first lady Michelle Obama said Monday. "You know, I think this country is ready — this country is ready for anyone who can do that job," the first lady said while speaking at a working families summit in Washington. Obama said the country had learned a president didn't need to have a particular race, gender, or background. "The person who should do the job is the person who is most qualified — and we have some options, don't we?" Obama said, drawing loud applause. While the first lady's comments...
  • #BringBackOurGirls shameful exploitation of Nigerian school girls

    06/23/2014 5:43:33 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/14 | Judi McLeod
    Michelle Obama’s #BringBackOurGirls hash tag not only failed to bring back 219 Boko Haram-kidnapped, black, Christian Nigerian school girls, but actually placed the girls and their parents at serious risk.
  • Let’s Move: Salad Bars Boosting School Lunch Participation

    06/21/2014 3:54:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    First Lady Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign is claiming that salad bars have increased student participation in school lunch, despite a report that found one million children fled the lunch line in response to her new lunch standards.“Let’s Move!” released findings from their own survey for its “Salad Bars to Schools” program on Thursday, touting the addition of salad bars in some schools.“More than 1.7 million school-age children in the United States have better access to fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to new salad bars donated to schools through Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools,” Let’s Move said in a blog...
  • The President and Michelle Obama on Work, Family, and Juggling It All

    06/20/2014 1:32:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Parade Magazine ^ | June 20, 2014 | Staff
    This week, America’s foreign policy is dominating the headlines, but it’s the White House’s second-term domestic agenda that’s the focus of our Parade cover story. On Monday, June 23, the President and Mrs. Obama will host a Working Families summit in Washington, D.C. to discuss the need for affordable childcare and paid family leave, raising minimum wage, and achieving equal pay for all. In an interview conducted by Parade Editor-in-Chief Maggie Murphy and contributing writer Lynn Sherr on May 20, the Obamas opened up about their personal connection to these issues and what they hope to accomplish during their remaining...
  • Michelle Obama Tells the Congress ‘It’s Unacceptable’ To End My School Lunch Program

    06/20/2014 3:09:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 56 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 6-20-14 | Kevin Boyd
    House Republicans are trying to end Michelle Obama’s school lunch initative and the First Lady’s not happy about it. She used a White House event on Tuesday to rally opposition to a bill passed by a House subcommittee that would allow districts to suspend the program. From Fox News: Seeing her nutritional standards under threat, the first lady hosted a discussion with school leaders on Tuesday afternoon at the White House where she ripped efforts to roll back those guidelines. “This is unacceptable,” Obama said. The first lady said families realize the country is facing a “health crisis,” and the...
  • Obama: Michelle 'Bad Example for Pay Equality' Because She Works for Free

    06/19/2014 9:20:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 19, 2014 | William Bigelow
    Jumping on the bandwagon Hillary Clinton revved up with her comment saying she and her husband were broke when they left the White House, Barack Obama said Tuesday that his wife is "kind of a bad example" for the need for pay equality because she does the arduous job of being First Lady for free. At a discussion regarding manufacturing in Pittsburgh, Obama said, "I will say, the first lady's kind of a bad example because the first lady doesn't get paid. And she works pretty hard," then quickly added, "obviously, we're ok." Obama touted Michelle Obama’s hard-nosed attitude when...
  • Michelle Obama: Moms Can’t Figure Out What to Feed Their Kids Unless Schools Do It For Them

    06/18/2014 9:30:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/17/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s just so confusing. Do you feed your kids bologna sandwiches or pieces of wet cardboard? Can you give them PlayDoh on a dead mackerel?Modern grads of Ivy League colleges don’t have the time to figure all this stuff out. That’s why there are government bureaucrats who tell schools what to feed kids so they don’t die of cardboard overdose.And there’s Michelle Obama who spends more time obsessed with what your kids eat than most major food conglomerates. In an interview with MSN.com, First Lady Michelle Obama explained she used to struggle to feed her kids right—even though she received...
  • Revenge of The Killer Potatoes: Pelosi Fights Potato ‘Assaults’

    06/16/2014 10:02:09 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 13, 2014 | Eric Scheiner
    Washington’s potato saga continues.While the House considers a bill to include the potato in the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) food nutrition program, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is echoing First Lady Michelle Obama’s claims that including the potato is an assault on science.“Republicans are even going after the nutrition for pregnant women and children, the WIC program. Mandating the WIC program include more white potatoes. You know, were talking about fruits, vegetables, whole grains and the rest, and they have an amendment that says more white potatoes than nutritionists recommend,” Pelosi said during her Thursday press conference.“These assaults...
  • Michelle Obama for Senate in 2016: Is It Even a Rumor?

    06/13/2014 10:46:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Roll Call's Rothenblog ^ | June 13, 2014 | Nathan L. Gonzales
    The Michelle Obama for Senate in 2016 stories are classic examples of an out-of-control media narrative that is based on little hard evidence. But it may also end up being a lesson on why it’s best not to dismiss rampant speculation. The rumor that the first lady could run for the Senate in Illinois next cycle appears to have started with a blog item by Keith Koffler at Reuters. And even though it doesn’t appear to be based on any sources, the story spread like a Justin Bieber mugshot across the Internet. “Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run” is...
  • Michelle Obama Says She'll 'Fight Until the Bitter End' for Healthier School Lunch Standards

    06/12/2014 1:59:31 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 38 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | June 12, 2014 19:45 GMT | Darlene Superville, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama has turned her annual spring garden harvest into a plea for keeping healthier school lunch standards in place. Students who help plant the garden regularly return for the harvest. But on Thursday a few school nutrition directors also attended. A House bill due to be voted on soon would allow some schools to opt out of new standards that require more whole grains, fruits and vegetables in school lunches. The White House has threatened to veto the bill.
  • Study: Michelle Obama anti-fat group treats obese as 'idiots'

    06/11/2014 12:05:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 10, 2014 | Paul Bedard (Washington Secrets)
    Two major national anti-obesity campaigns supported by first lady Michelle Obama and former President Clinton treat overweight Americans as “idiots” too dumb to figure out what's good for them, according to a new academic study.Worse, said the study from a George Washington University professor, the Obama-backed Partnership for a Healthier America and Clinton supported Alliance for a Healthier Generation blame consumers and not the makers of unhealthy food for the obesity epidemic.“I found that these organizations might more appropriately be called the ‘Partnership for a Healthier Bottom Line,' ” said associate sociologist professor Ivy Ken in the influential academic journal...
  • Defunding the First “Lady”

    06/11/2014 9:27:15 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/11/14 | Ron Reale
    There is not one reason in the world why any First Spouse should get a dime of taxpayers money. They are unelected. They are spouses. With the exception of Secret Service protection and maybe a secretary, there should be no official expenditures for the First Spouse. If the President wants to pay for their spouse to travel or do anything as a hobby, it should not be done with public money. Social secretaries can be hired to run the White House. Does anyone think Bill Clinton, (I pray we never find out for sure), would help run the day to...
  • Michelle Obama a Senator from Illinois?

    06/08/2014 10:24:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/08/2014 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    After Michelle and Barry leave the White House – if they leave the White House, which is certainly up in the air – there are rumors afoot that they may emulate Bill and Hillary and take up residence as far away from each other as humanly possible.  To add intrigue to connubial conjecture, it is also alleged that Michelle may do a Hillary Clinton and run for a Senate seat in Illinois.Speculation abounds that when she’s not “playing politics with our kid’s health,” doing the Dougie on late-night talk shows, vacationing with mom and the girls, scolding schools begging to...
  • The Tea Party Jumps the Shark

    06/05/2014 8:43:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Bucks County Courier Times ^ | June 5, 2014 | Mardi Harrison, Community Blogger
    Watching the Tea Party consistently object to everything and anything the Obama administration has proposed over these 5 years has certainly been frustrating to those of us who believe that government can play a positive and valuable part in the lives of the citizenry. In another column I listed just some of the initiatives that could have had our economy singing, our people employed, and our citizens enjoying the equal treatment guaranteed to them under our constitution and our laws. Instead, we have the most ineffective congress in history, universal, unrelenting obstruction, and our people and economy continue to struggle....
  • Behind the school lunch fight

    06/05/2014 7:07:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | June 4, 2014 | Helena Bottemiller Evich
    First lady Michelle Obama and school lunch ladies used to be on the same team, but now they’re locked in a political war against each other. For the first three years of Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign, the School Nutrition Association, a powerful group that represents 55,000 cafeteria professionals, was a close ally in the White House push to get kids to eat healthier. The group helped lobby for the legislation at the center of the debate: the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, a law championed by the first lady that mandates more fruits and vegetables, whole grains and less sodium...
  • Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    06/05/2014 4:59:26 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 34 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | 6/5/14 | Ward room staff
    Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run First Lady could be positioning herself for a run at Mark Kirk's seat in 2016 FLOTUS for Senate? It wasn't that long ago that such a slogan would seem absurd, but political wags are beginning to wonder whether Michelle Obama is mulling a run for Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk's seat in 2016. A Thursday column in Reuters suggests that Obama would be the only candidate with a large enough profile to unseat the Republican. The column also points to Obama's recent willingness to debate the merits of her school lunch program with Republicans,...
  • Who Pays for Michelle Obama’s Fabulous Fashions?

    06/03/2014 11:51:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Gulf News ^ | June 3, 2014
    Top labels that the US first lady wears would cost thousands of dollars a monthMichelle Obama’s fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits? It’s no small matter. Her high-low fashion choices mix everyday, off-the-rack fare with custom creations from top designers whose gowns can run into five figures.
  • Michelle Obama sponsors first-ever ALL-FEMALE nuclear submarine

    06/03/2014 8:51:52 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 117 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 28, 2012 | Snejana Farberov
    First Lady Michelle Obama has agreed to sponsor a future submarine named after her home state that will be staffed by an all-female crew. The White House has announced that Mrs Obama has accepted an invitation to be the backer of the USS Illinois, a Virginia-class submarine being built in Groton, Connecticut, and Newport News, Virginia. The new nuclear-powered boat is expected to join the fleet in late 2015.
  • First Lady Fashions: Who Pays for Those Incredible Outfits?

    06/02/2014 11:30:16 AM PDT · by kristinn · 29 replies
    The AP via Globe & Mail ^ | Monday, June 2, 2014 | Nancy Benac
    Michelle Obama’s fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits? It’s no small matter. Her high-low fashion choices mix everyday, off-the-rack fare with custom creations from top designers whose gowns can run into five figures. SNIP It takes money to pull that off, month after month. Those three dresses by themselves could add up to more than $15,000 retail, not to mention accessories such as shoes and jewellery. Is it the taxpayers...
  • Michelle Obama's Crazy, Embarrassing Potato Manifesto

    05/31/2014 12:40:54 PM PDT · by kingattax · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 31, 2014 | By Susan D. Harris
    It was eleven o’clock at night and the lady in front of me in the supermarket line was buying jars of baby food and bottles of Pedialyte. The cashier pulled some of the jars aside and told the lady they weren’t covered under the WIC program. “But you didn’t have the ones I can buy, the shelf is empty. I can’t buy the other ones because he won’t eat them,” the customer said. “I’m sorry, maybe if you call WIC you can get permission to buy these, but I can’t do anything about it,” the cashier responded. -snip- So when...
  • The Campaign for Junk Food [Note author!!]

    05/30/2014 10:09:27 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | May 28, 2014 | Michelle Obama
    WHEN we began our Let’s Move! initiative four years ago, we set one simple but ambitious goal: to end the epidemic of childhood obesity in a generation so that kids born today will grow up healthy. To achieve this goal, we have adhered to one clear standard: what works. The initiatives we undertake are evidence-based, and we rely on the most current science. Research indicated that kids needed less sugar, salt and fat in their diets, so we revamped school lunch menus accordingly. When data showed that the lack of nearby grocery stores negatively affected people’s eating habits, we worked...
  • Michelle Obama Leads Us Down The Road Of Food Tyranny

    Michelle Obama’s intrusion into school lunches has come under fire from students, Republicans and even her husband’s executive branch. Mrs. Obama essentially wants government to dictate what people eat. Via her school lunch program, the government is insisting that schools feed kids food they won’t or don’t eat. The cost for schools is higher, student participation is lower. As is typical with government, the program is one size fits all. Calorie counts are based on elementary, middle and high school and don’t count for age differences. In other words, the program is a mess. Republicans want to cut into it,...
  • Potato Council Debunks First Lady's 'Science' Claims

    05/30/2014 4:59:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | Craig Bannister
    Today, the National Potato Council praised the House for considering a bill to include the potato in its WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) food nutrition ("food stamp") program. The Council also debunked First Lady Michelle Obama's claims that including the potato would "override science" and that Americans are already eating enough of them.The Potato Council notes that the First Lady's science is based on old data - not the latest government reports:"Opponents of adding fresh potatoes to the WIC package are picking and choosing the science. Instead of relying on a 2005 report that looks at data from the mid-1990s,...
  • The Campaign for Junk Food: Michelle Obama on Attempts to Roll Back Healthy Reforms

    05/29/2014 12:11:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 28, 2014 | Michelle Obama
    WHEN we began our Let’s Move! initiative four years ago, we set one simple but ambitious goal: to end the epidemic of childhood obesity in a generation so that kids born today will grow up healthy. To achieve this goal, we have adhered to one clear standard: what works. The initiatives we undertake are evidence-based, and we rely on the most current science. Research indicated that kids needed less sugar, salt and fat in their diets, so we revamped school lunch menus accordingly. When data showed that the lack of nearby grocery stores negatively affected people’s eating habits, we worked...
  • Everyone hates Michelle Obama’s school lunches because Republicans

    05/28/2014 6:05:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 27, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    There’s a hashtag filled with colorful commentary and color pictures of the devastation Michelle Obama’s healthy school lunch initiative has wrought on the plastic platters of America’s school children. There’s a GAO report showing participation in the school lunch program down more than 1 million students— the first such decline in years— while costs are up and the actual nutritional value of these allegedly improved meals remains in question. But none of this requires reevaluation. The real problem with Michelle Obama’s crusade and a top-down, inflexible federal mandate for students of varying sizes and tastes is that Republicans are pointing...
  • Michelle Obama takes on school meal critics, as House GOP bill advances

    05/27/2014 1:46:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/27/2014
    First lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday made a rare foray into a Capitol Hill dispute, using a White House event to rally support for school meal nutrition rules that Republicans are pushing to loosen. The first lady successfully lobbied for those standards in 2010, and has since become the public face of this and other initiatives aimed at improving the dietary habits of children. But some schools have complained the rules are too restrictive and costly -- and House Republicans have a new bill aimed at addressing those concerns. An agriculture spending bill approved by a House subcommittee last week...
  • Public School Kids Protest 'Let's Move' Lunches As First Daughters Get Meatball Subs, Ice Cream

    05/27/2014 1:29:17 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5-27-14 | Barbara Boland
    With public school students using #ThanksMichelle to tweet photos of their skimpy, stomach-turning school lunches, I decided to look at what Michelle Obama's daughters are served at Sidwell Friends school, and it turns out the girls dine on lunches from menus designed by chefs. While the Obama daughters have enjoyed dishes like chicken coconut soup, local butternut squash soup, crusted tilapia, they also get their fill of what Mrs. Obama might consider junk food. This week, for example, they'll enjoy meatball subs, BBQ wings, and ice cream, in addition to chicken curry, deviled egg salad and the intriguing "Chef's Choice."...
  • Despite Resistance, the Lunch Nazi Doubles Down

    05/21/2014 6:34:02 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 19 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | May 21 2014 | Dave Blount
    Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi was downright benevolent compared to the Lunch Nazi: Sounding a new aggressive tone, first lady Michelle Obama vowed in a private conference call Monday to fight industry efforts at rolling back healthy school-lunch standards, an issue that could come up for a vote on Capitol Hill this week. It isn’t just “industry” that doesn’t want the national menu dictated by the Bitter Half. The kids who have to eat the widely caboosed authoritarian’s notion of healthy meals don’t like it either. Even liberal New York City dropped her school lunch scheme after determining it to be a...
  • House School Food Bill Kicks Michelle’s Program into Trash Can

    05/21/2014 6:28:59 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    DownTrend ^ | May 20, 2014 | Jaye Ryan
    Don’t like your school’s food menu? Does it waste way too much money in discarded food? The kids complaining a lot about the lousy flavor or miniscule servings? Well, the House of Representatives is about to vote this week on a new bill that will provide school systems with a possible way out of Michelle’s mandatory nutrition standards. The Congressmen and -women have been listening to schools, teachers, students and parents and have authored legislation that, with proper qualification and documentation, will allow each school system to regain control of their food programs. If a system can show they sustained...
  • Survey Supports 3-State Solution: Haredim, Regular Jews and Arabs

    05/20/2014 5:12:16 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 4 replies
    The Jewish Independent ^ | May 20, 2014 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A new survey reveals deep divisions in Israeli society that suggest unbridgeable gaps between three groups – Arabs, Haredim and all other Jews, running the gamut from secular to modern Orthodox.
  • Woman Who Sends Her Kids to Elite Private Schools Whines About Segregation in Schools

    05/19/2014 2:49:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Jammie Wearing Fools blog ^ | May 17, 2014 | Jammie
    Is it just me or is this obnoxious witch just a tad hypocritical? Sixty years after the Supreme Court outlawed “separate but equal” schools for blacks and whites, civil rights advocates say American schools are becoming increasingly segregated, while the first lady, Michelle Obama, lamented that “many young people are going to schools with kids who look just like them.” “Today, by some measures, our schools are as segregated as they were back when Dr. King gave his final speech,” Mrs. Obama told 1,200 graduating high school seniors Friday here in the city that gave rise to the landmark Brown...
  • Remarks by the First Lady at Topeka School District Senior Recognition Day (see bolded section)

    05/19/2014 2:42:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The White House ^ | May 17, 2014
    For Immediate ReleaseMay 17, 2014Remarks by the First Lady at Topeka School District Senior Recognition Day Expo Center Topeka, Kansas 6:33 P.M. CDT      MRS. OBAMA:  Thank you, guys.  Thank you so much.  Wow!  (Applause.)  Look at you guys.  (Applause.)  All right, you all rest yourselves.  You’ve got a big day tomorrow.  I want you guys to be ready. It is beyond a pleasure and an honor, truly, to be with you here today to celebrate the class of 2014.  Thank you so much for having me.  I’m so proud of you guys.  (Applause.)  Days like this make me...
  • When liberals admit hashtags don’t work they’ll jump to defend Boko Haram and the lies will start

    05/16/2014 10:01:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/16/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When the liberals get tired of seeing Michelle Obama’s hashtag and admit to themselves that it hasn’t worked they will circle the wagons to protect the “Religion of Peace.” Contrary to what will be said, the Boko Haram are not rogues but actually truly adherent Muslims doing what truly adherent Muslims are supposed to do which cut off the heads of those who are not Muslims and won’t convert to Islam. To counter the coming stream of lies about the true nature of Islam consider these commandments to Islamists from the Qua’ran. 9:5 “Slay the idolators wherever you find them,...