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  • How big is too big? Some theme park riders fear small seats and the "walk of shame"

    05/11/2016 5:14:40 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 63 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/11/2016 | Brady McDonald
    Universal’s Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey has bedeviled many big and tall riders who discover at the last moment that their journey aboard the new attraction is indeed forbidden because they don’t fit in the “enchanted benches.” The uncomfortable scene is a familiar one to anybody who has ever visited a theme park: The overweight rider becomes increasingly embarrassed as the ride attendant pushes and shoves with all his might on the over-the-shoulder restraint that stubbornly refuses to click closed. Everybody waiting in line knows what comes next: the walk of shame. “The walk of shame is an embarrassing...
  • Oprah Winfrey snubs Al Sharpton, says protesters lack leadership

    01/04/2015 7:18:10 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 57 replies
    Washington TImes ^ | January 4, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    In what appeared to be a snub to Al Sharpton, Oprah Winfrey recently argued that demonstrators in New York City and Ferguson lack the same motivation and leadership of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. “I think it’s wonderful to march and to protest, and it’s wonderful to see all across the country people doing it,” Ms. Winfrey told People magazine while promoting her upcoming movie “Selma” in the magazine’s new issue. “ What I’m looking for is some kind of leadership to come out of this to say, ‘This is what we want. This is what has to...
  • No Reporters on Michelle Obama's Trip to China

    03/19/2014 6:17:34 AM PDT · by don-o · 53 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 18, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    First Lady Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her children and her mother on her trip to China, which begins today. But she won't be accompanied by the press. "Michelle Obama’s trip to China starting on Wednesday will be nonpolitical, the White House says, a 'people-to-people exchange' emphasizing the importance that both nations place on education. As if to underscore the point, no reporters are traveling with the first lady, and she does not plan to give interviews while there," reports the New York Times. The White House is defending the first lady bringing her family along for the ride...
  • Food Marketing and Advertising is None of Michelle Obama's Business

    09/18/2013 2:41:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 18, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Michelle Obama, first lady of the United States -- not content with botching the school lunch menu, not content with urging everybody to drink water so that they increase their exercise and energy level (which is a bogus thing) -- Michelle Obama "now wants food makers and entertainment companies to spend less time advertising sweet and salty foods to kids and more time promoting healthier options." Now, let me just say something. This is something that may not seem like a big deal to a lot of people. "Oh, the first lady just wants to help." Let...
  • Michelle Obama turns to hip-hop to promote childhood obesity campaign

    08/06/2013 2:09:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    The Grio ^ | 8/06/13 | Adrienne Green
    Michelle Obama is adding another fun element to her healthy kids campaign that seeks to tackle the issue of childhood obesity. Like her husband, the first lady has turned to hip-hop to demonstrate a point. She is distributing a hip-hop album complete with 10 music videos and 19 tracks to support her “Let’s Move!” nutrition program. Obama is partnering with Hip-Hop Public Health and Partnership for a Healthier America to release then Songs for a Healthier America album on September 30th.
  • WATCH: Darrell Issa spars with CNN's Candy Crowley over the IRS scandal

    06/03/2013 11:16:44 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 44 replies
    THE WEEK ^ | 6/3/13 | Peter Weber
    Issa "let loose a volley of accusations on Sunday that seemed to end a brief period of restraint for him," says The New York Times' Weisman. Issa dismissed the idea from the IRS that two "rogue employees" were mainly responsible for the flagging of Tea Party groups, telling host Candy Crowley that the special scrutiny was "a problem that was coordinated in all likelihood right out of Washington headquarters — and we're getting to proving it." Crowley asked Issa to show his cards.
  • First Lady Expands Anti-Obesity Campaign to Museums

    05/17/2013 11:00:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 17, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    First Lady Michelle Obama has expanded her anti-obesity campaign to museums, enlisting them to offer “healthy food options,” and change their menus. Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative is now calling for museums, zoos, gardens, science and technology centers to “join the call to action,” to decrease obesity among children. The first lady is recruiting these institutions to join the “Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens” project because of their power to “influence real and sustained behavior change” on the eating habits of kids. “With their impressive reach and great potential for impact, museums and gardens can launch community efforts to create...
  • First was 'Tourist Guy' followed by 'Looter Guy' and now introducing: 'Vacation Gal!'

    08/13/2010 5:36:17 AM PDT · by quantim · 491 replies · 6+ views
    Imaginary paparazzi | 08/13/2010 | Various contributors
    This comedy thread is dedicated to Freeper Bahbah from her EG friends, who has recently passed away and we miss her so.   Pinging all photoshoppers, poets, and friendly snarkers to join the fun!   Vacation Gal has been busy lately travelling around the world as we have all heard. Please keep comments and contributions positive, thanks! Vacation Gal visits Stonehenge. Vacation Gal visits the great Pyramids.
  • Michelle Obama’s posterior again the subject of a public rant (Alabama FB Coach on School Lunches)

    02/04/2013 8:57:38 PM PST · by drewh · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Published: February 5 | Krissah Thompson
    They’re at it again. The latest public rant against Michelle Obama’s effort to promote low-calorie school lunches was recently caught on tape in Alabama — the usual protest against the federal government meddling in local business. And then it quickly found its way around to the first lady’s posterior. “Fat butt Michelle Obama,” said Bob Grisham, a high school football coach who was surreptitiously recorded by one of his students. “Look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190. She’s overweight.” Grisham, who was suspended Monday, is neither the first nor the most high-profile person to feel moved...
  • Michelle Obama Drops "Let's Move" Campaign (new massive community organizing project coming)

    01/29/2013 10:40:56 AM PST · by drewh · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 29, 2013 11:44 AM EST | Katie Pavlich
    New term, new project. First Lady Michelle Obama has quietly dropped her "Let's Move" campaign, the healthy eating push she took on for schools all over the country during her husband's first term. First Lady Michelle Obama appears to have abandoned, at least for now, her oft-criticized “Let’s Move” initiative to promote exercise and healthy eating among the nation’s youth, halting public appearances and statements related to the program. Mrs. Obama does not appear to have done anything much to personally publicize the initiative in more than four months – since she released a video in early September welcoming children...
  • AP publishes unflattering pic of Romney bending over

    10/09/2012 10:22:49 AM PDT · by Sopater · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 09, 2012
    It was a news photo that, as Gawker quipped, was "ripe for captioning." A pic of Mitt Romney bending over, while a seemingly astonished schoolgirl stands behind him, mouth agape. The photograph, posted Monday by The Associated Press for all to see, has since surged across the Internet. The candidate riding a wave of confidence from last week's debate performance was suddenly made, pardon, the butt of jokes. So was it a cheap shot? Tim Graham, media analysis director at the Media Research Center, says absolutely.
  • Nation’s children push back against Michelle Obama-backed school lunch regs

    09/23/2012 7:12:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 174 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 22, 2012 | Caroline May
    Children and parents across the country are fed up with the restrictive new school meal regulations implemented by the Department of Agriculture under the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010,” which has long been touted by first lady Michelle Obama. The standards — which cap meal calories at 650 for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, at 700 calories for middle school students and 850 for high school students — also dictate the number of breads, proteins, vegetables and fruits children are allowed per meal. A spokeswoman for Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, who earlier this month introduced legislation to...
  • Caption Michelle harvesting her garden

    10/06/2011 9:51:17 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 43 replies
    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama holds a piece of green onion as she conducts the fall harvest with local students in the White House Kitchen Garden in Washington, October 5, 2011 U.S. first lady Michelle Obama eats a pizza made with vegetables harvested from the White House Kitchen Garden.
  • Michelle Obama’s 'goodwill tour' of Africa cost U.S. taxpayers AT LEAST $425,000

    10/04/2011 8:24:02 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:13 AM on 5th October 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Documents obtained under a federal Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch detail costs incurred during the First Lady's trip to South Africa and Botswana in June - with the cost of firing up 'Air Force 2' alone amounting to $424,142. The White House earlier professed the purpose of the trip was to help 'youth leadership, education, health and wellness' in south Africa.
  • Alinsky Rules Return For Obama

    10/04/2011 6:18:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 4, 2011 | Editor
    Politics: The hippie horde attempting to mob and "occupy" Wall Street this week has a method to its madness. It's all about getting President Obama re-elected by employing classic Alinskyite tactics. At first glance, the latest protests staged by left-wing rent-a-mobs in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and elsewhere don't look terribly different from the World Trade Organization and global debt-amnesty spectaculars of a decade ago. Radicals swarm against some hated totem, chant, break a few Starbucks windows and leave scads of garbage for someone else to clean up. But the "Occupy Wall Street" mob that shut down the Brooklyn...
  • AP Investigation: Plant deal may enrich donors (Gov.Perdue)

    09/30/2011 6:46:02 AM PDT · by sunmars · 43 replies
    A state lawmaker and a group of Democratic political donors with ties to Gov. Beverly Perdue are poised to sell land at a handsome profit for a tire plant that's being lured with $100 million in state and local incentives, according to public records reviewed by The Associated Press. As North Carolina's chief executive, the governor is a key decision maker in large incentives deals involving state money. She also helps appoint the board members of a foundation that's been asked to provide part of the tire plant's package. Perdue's campaign has received more than $52,000 from five men with...
  • MTV Rejects Obama Campaign’s Request to Help President Connect with Young Voters

    09/27/2011 9:59:00 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 09-28-11 | Tiffany Gabbay
    In what seems an unthinkable move, MTV — the network that hosted a youth town hall last October called “A Conversation With President Obama“ and made ”Rock the Vote” famous — has reportedly declined a request by President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign to help the president connect with young Americans. What’s more, the network allegedly did so on the grounds that it does not get involved with political campaigns. According to the New York Post, Obama’s Get Out the Vote campaign, run by Buffy Wicks, feared that the high unemployment rate among millennials will turn young voters off to the...
  • Fries with that? Now you'll need parents' permission as Michelle Obama unveils PG-rated meals....

    09/15/2011 7:45:55 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 94 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/15/11 | Rachel Quigley
    Not content with going after the nation's children, its grocery stores, the food pyramid and McDonalds, Michelle Obama is now going after the country's most beloved restaurant chains Olive Garden, Red Lobster and its sister restaurants have pledged to serve healthier meals by cutting calories and sodium in its meals by 20 per cent over a decade. And if the little ones desire some French fries they will only be able to do so with adult supervision. Among promised changes for children, Darden Restaurants Inc said a fruit or vegetable side and low-fat milk will become standard with kids' meals...
  • It's Another "Us" Crisis

    09/18/2011 4:28:41 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Saturday, September 17, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    “We can’t just leave it up to the parents," Michelle Obama We live in a golden age. A wondrous era where the government compels us to buy health insurance, whether we need it or not. And whether we want to or not. Where the First Lady is no longer in charge of the White House's meals, but of our meals. Where wise and generous czars in the nation's capital ponder day and night how to stop the flow of free information that's rotting our minds and filling our heads with critical thoughts about the government. Previous generations had to do...
  • Upscale Lands First lady Michelle Obama on Cover

    09/17/2011 9:11:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    Electronic Urban Report ^ | September 16, 2001
    Upscale Magazine has scored an interview with the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama for its October, 2011 issue. She is also featured on the cover. “First Lady Michelle Obama represents the spirit of today’s African-American mother, wife and champion of change." In the October Upscale cover story, entitled “National Treasure,” Michelle Obama opens up to Spelman College graduates about her life as a young black girl in the Southside of Chicago “Some of you may have grown up like me, in neighborhoods where few had the chance to go to college,” explained Mrs. Obama, who prefers to...