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Barack Obama: Mortal Flesh Like the Rest of Us

throatOriginally posted at American Thinker

Thanks to the president’s compassion toward anyone who’s not an American, nowadays the simple act of grabbing a grocery cart is akin to licking a tainted Petri dish.

Because of Obama coaxing an invasion by beckoning into our midst millions of illegal aliens, every American is now vulnerable to bacteria and viruses that we lack the immunity to fight. That’s why it’s fair to say that the president is purposely subjecting the nation’s citizens to unnecessary sickness, disease and death.

Let’s admit it: we the little people are essentially helpless.

What’s frustrating for those stranded as a tsunami of doom approaches is the realization that the man responsible for our impending demise is well protected from the maladies we mere mortals are being purposely exposed to.

No one thinks for one moment that Barack Obama will get the respiratory infection Enterovirus D-68, the polio-like germ imported from Latin America that has claimed the lives of about a dozen people, most of whom were small children and infants.

The president can mosey on down to the CDC and there’s never a fear that he’ll come down with hemorrhagic fever, or contract MDR- TB or Chagas, or any other exotic import he’s determined to expose the rest of America to.

As Barack Obama looks the other way and ignores the mayhem, Border Patrol agents warn that M-13 and violent Chinese gangs are among those busting the border. Nor does the president need to worry that one of his so called “Dreamers” will take a shot at him during a high-speed chase like Alexander Gallardo did in Raleigh, North Carolina when he attempted to kill a police officer.

Thanks to Obama’s foolish immigration policy, Americans have things like that, and plenty more, to worry about.

Meanwhile the man fomenting the atmosphere of dread has nothing to fear, because when Islamic barbarians, otherwise known as ISIS, whom some say have already infiltrated our border, eventually make a gory statement in an elementary school or a crowded mall, thank God, at least we know for sure that Obama’s daughters will be spared.

Nonetheless, exempt from the restrictions he’s inflicted on the rest of us via ObamaCare and free from the wait sick and dying veterans were forced to endure, recently the president was in need of emergency medical care.

For those of us gripped with Obama-imposed anxiety, it takes the president being popped in the lip and requiring twelve stitches, or being admitted to the hospital for a two-week old sore throat to remind us that all life is delicate, including Obama’s.

The 49th Psalm says that “man in his pomp will not endure; He is like the beasts that perish.” To the little guy, it may not feel like it, but experience has proven that no man endures, including pompous men with singed esophagi.

As we strain against Obama’s tightening grip around the nation’s throat, quite unexpectedly America finds out that the one who seemed impervious is not shielded after all, because he, like the rest of us, is frail and one day will perish too.

The president falling ill reminds us that position and power do not make one immune to sickness and death.

In other words, Obama may appear to be physically protected from the unwarranted peril and disease he’s exposing the rest of us to, but the truth is that Barack the Inflictor is also subject to the fragility and brevity of life.

In James 4:14 Jesus’s brother writes that like it or not, “no one knows what his or her life will be like tomorrow.” Take for instance our seemingly immortal president fundraising one day and the next day suffering through a fiber-optic endoscopy and CT scan.

It may not seem like it, but all of us, including dead ambassadors, innocents murdered by illegal aliens, those who have needlessly died of Third World diseases, Americans beheaded by ISIS, as well as the ostensibly impervious Obama, are all “just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.”

Could it be that there’s a lesson here for both the oppressed and the oppressor?

Perhaps so, because for the record, acid reflux is when the stomach contents push back up into the esophagus, which causes symptoms such as heartburn and a sore throat.

Is it a coincidence that Barack Obama forces down America’s craw a philosophy and ideology the majority of us cannot stomach and he’s the one who ends up with reflux? After garroting the nation and causing our heart to burn and turning our voices hoarse from crying out in pain, is it somehow fitting that Obama is the one who ends up with a swollen esophagus and burning gullet?

So, rather than thinking up new ways to inflict misery upon the American people, while he heals, it might do the president good to meditate upon the fact that regardless of our station in life, whether president or peon, we are all but flesh, a momentary “wind that passes and does not return.”

As for those of us who feel powerless because our fleeting lives are daily impacted by a man with a raging case of acid reflux, it’s good to be reminded that in the end, the one who holds the power over life and death is God, not Barack Obama.

Kaci Hickox: Ebola’s Sandra Fluke

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Two perfect examples of bleeding hearts choosing a cause and then demanding that the cost be exacted from the hides of others are two liberal women who have made national news despite caring little about the expense of their personal wants.

The first woman is Sandra Kay Fluke (pronounced fluck), an attorney and women’s rights activist who, in her last year of Georgetown University Law School, used polycystic ovary disease as a rationale to denounce the Catholic university’s refusal to comply with an Obamacare insurance mandate to provide women with free contraception and abortion.

Fluke was unabashed in her demands, citing $3,000 in birth control expenses as one of the reasons Americans should be forced to finance contraception for women who feel others should fund their sex lives.

After well-deserved criticism and much controversy, with the help of Democrat handlers, Sandra became the left’s spokeswoman in the fabricated “war on women” and was elevated to the status of patron saint of polycystic ovary disease awareness.  The epitome of liberal activism, Ms. Fluke made it quite clear that her desire for free birth control took precedence over the religious convictions of those she felt should be forced to foot the bill for her contraceptives.

In other words, Sandra Fluke was unwilling to sacrifice her own money, yet she had zero compunction about citing polycystic ovary disease as a way to force others to absorb the cost of her birth control pills.

In order to raise awareness about the “war on women,” Sandra was more than willing to  wage all-out war on religious liberty and oppress anyone who disagreed with her personal views.

Now we have Sierra Leone Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox.  While defying quarantine requirements instituted by the state of New Jersey and the CDC in her home state of Maine, Kaci, who seems unconcerned about the welfare of her friends and neighbors, was concerned enough about herself to don a bicycle helmet while out cycling with boyfriend Ted Wilbur.

In West Africa, Kaci was concerned about West Africans, but back home in America, Kaci is more concerned about Kaci than the safety of those she could expose to a fatal hemorrhagic fever.  So, unlike Sandra Fluke, Kaci Hickox’s message does not involve the “war on women”; rather, it focuses on the futility of a mandatory “self-quarantine” even though it is now being reported that her roommate in Africa is infected with Ebola.

Kaci Hickox cared so much for West African Ebola patients that she was willing to risk her life.  However, once home in the U.S., when asked to inconvenience herself for 21 days by participating in a cautionary self-quarantine, self-sacrificial Kaci refuses to comply.

Leaving aside arguments about the dangers and ramifications of asking a free people to submit to government-mandated quarantines, or whether the Ebola crisis is fabricated or not, there is a huge measure of hypocrisy that needs to be pointed out on Kaci Hickox’s part that is typical liberal modus operandi.

Liberals like Kaci love for government oversight to be enforced on everyone else, but when government tries to dictate something they would rather not do, like pay for their own contraceptives or stay indoors for 21 days, liberals cry the loudest.

Then, in a stunning example of stupidity trumping science, in a statement that encapsulates the negative impact that moral relevancy has had on America, Kaci’s boyfriend Ted said, “We don’t believe that we can get anyone sick.”  That’s because in Obama’s America, a regime Kaci and Ted both proudly identify with, declaring one’s belief places that belief on par with the truth, even if it’s false.

That’s why just like Sandra Fluke, Kaci Hickox may portray herself as altruistic, but as it turns out, her type of progressive philanthropy comes with a price.  Because when Kaci’s hypocrisy is factored into the equation, just like Sandra Fluke, she embodies the high cost of liberal double standards.

The Invasion of Enterovirus EV-D68

enterovirusOriginally posted at American Thinker

Unfortunately for the rest of America, liberals are not going to realize the damage they have wrought on all of us until they personally experience the ramifications of supporting Barack Obama.

At this juncture, maybe an illegal-immigrant-caused mini pandemic will rouse liberals out of the fevered delusion that this president somehow has the best interests of the nation’s children at heart.

What is obvious is that Barack Obama does have the best interests of children at heart: illegal immigrant children harboring viruses and communicable diseases. American children who are defenseless against the onslaught, not so much.

Maybe liberals haven’t noticed yet, but it hasn’t taken all that long for the infective consequences of President Obama’s refusal to put Americans first to befall the most innocent among us. For starters, Ohio, California, and Kansas are just a few of the states already struggling to contain measles outbreaks.

Now, in addition to measles, more than 1,000 children in 10 states — Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Georgia — have suddenly become infected with a rare respiratory virus, not seen in the U.S. since the 1960s, called human Enterovirus EV-D68. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claim that the rare strain is related to the same rhinovirus responsible for causing the common cold.

The dire prediction is that in the coming weeks and months, Enterovirus EV-D68, origin unknown, is due to spread to all 50 states and afflict great numbers of otherwise healthy children.

Referring to borders between states, ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser said a mouthful when he pointed out that “Viruses don’t tend to respect borders.” The problem for America is that if international borders are not respected, viruses native to other countries migrate as well, and to date are being scattered around the nation, rather than deported.

What more potent a formula for disaster than “unaccompanied minors” with all sorts of contagious diseases coming across the border into our communities, and more specifically into our schools, where American children are now falling ill.

That’s why the obvious question is this: Where did Enterovirus EV-D68 originate and did it ‘entero’ the U.S. via illegal children?

Dr. Besser contended that enteroviruses tend to show up in the summer, which, this year, just so happens to coincide with thousands of unvaccinated and sickly illegal children infiltrating the U.S. border.

Besser also claimed the virus spreads when children go back to school. Unfortunately, what the good doctor chose not to mention is that viruses of unknown origin have more of an opportunity to spread if public schools are overrun with illegal students infected with God-knows-what.

Then Besser said, and this is a winner for sure, that “This particular Enterovirus EV-D68 is very rare and they have no idea why it showed up this year.”

If Dr. Richard Besser doesn’t suspect that the flood of children from south of the border are bringing with them all sorts of Third-World diseases and are likely the primary source of this and many other illnesses poised to become a problem, then maybe ABC News needs a new Chief Health and Medical Editor.

At Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado, between mid-August and early September doctors saw more than “900 pediatric patients with symptoms of the respiratory virus in the emergency room.” Eighty-six were admitted, and a small number of children, possibly even the offspring of Colorado Obama voters, ended up in the intensive care unit.

I guess for liberals, sedated kids on breathing tubes is but a small price to pay if it furthers Obama’s agenda to welcome “unaccompanied minors” into our nation, our classrooms, and, if it comes down to it, even into our children’s lung tissue.

Professor of medicine and medical director of Doctor Radio at New York University’s Langone Medical Center Dr. Marc Siegel wrote this in Slate magazine:

As many as 50,000 children, mostly from Central American countries… are not being detained for the purpose of identifying illness, with Immigration and Customs Enforcement relying on self-report of symptoms, and many have already been sent to other states, where disease can spread.

Predictably, the medical community and the CDC are blaming the spread of this “rare” virus on seasonal allergies and the start of the school year.

Rather than daring to suggest that illegal children could be the source and quarantining – or better yet, rounding up and sending home — “unaccompanied minors,” health officials are recommending hand-washing, avoiding other sick children, covering noses and mouths when sneezing and coughing, as well as “having a game plan” if a child with asthma suddenly turns blue and can’t breathe.

Instead of playing the politically-correct denial game, would it be so wrong to suggest that the emergence of a new strain of childhood virus could be a result of the 112% increase in the numbers of new “unaccompanied minors” streaming into the country, carrying with them diseases either new, rare, or altogether eradicated from the U.S. for decades?

Either way, this season it looks like Enterovirus EV-D68 is here to stay, and will probably reach all 50 states.

As for the liberals who thought that voting for Barack Obama and supporting his so-called “compassionate immigration policies” somehow exempted them or their children from contagious diseases, they had better think again.

Rest assured, things are about to get much uglier for liberals and conservatives, adults and children alike, all of whom are at risk of being exposed, thanks to Barack Obama’s liberal agenda, to the terrors of communicable diseases and viruses much worse than Enterovirus EV-D68.

 

TIRED RACIST CHARGE: Ebola and Unbiased ‘Serum Equity’

ebola-300x180Originally posted at Clash Daily

Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol are impressive people. After all, they obeyed God’s call to minister to the “least of these” as missionaries to Liberia. Dr. Brantly grew in stature when, after contracting the deadly Ebola virus, he decided to forfeit an experimental serum so that 60-year-old Writebol could have the first available dose.

Then, that night while the second sub-zero serum thawed, Brantly suddenly took a turn for the worse and was quickly administered the initial dose he had originally turned down. This is a man willing to go last and as a result, as promised, ended up going first.

Certain he was dying, he called his wife to say good-bye. But about an hour later Brantly received the IV serum, and within 20 minutes could breathe easier and his Ebola rash started to clear up. The next morning the doctor took a shower, was flown home on a Gulfstream air ambulance, and upon arrival at Georgia’s Emory University Hospital donned in a Hazmat suit, stepped out of the ambulance, and walked unassisted into the hospital.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. of San Diego, California manufactured the drug Brantly received. The trial serum named Zmapp “is a cocktail of three ‘humanized’ monoclonal antibodies that are manufactured in a group of fragrant plants or bushes known by the genus name Nicotiana.”

So, thanks to the grace of God, both missionaries received the experimental drug. Dr. Kent Brantly of Samaritan’s Purse is on the mend and Service in Mission worker Nancy Writebol, who arrived at Emory on a stretcher, is improving at a slower pace.

What is amazing about the story is that after offering themselves as servants of God to “wash feet” on the mean streets of Ebola-stricken Liberia, both of these devout Christians then freely offered their lives a second time by agreeing to be the first human specimens to test the tobacco-derived experimental serum, which for all intents and purposes. could have cost them their lives.

So far, the serum hasn’t killed Brantly and Writebol; instead it delivered a “miraculous” outcome and may have saved their lives.

So now that the outlook has improved and it appears that these two individuals will have a testimony to share, the political posturing has begun, and predictably the bluster involves accusations of racism. Why did the white people get the medicine while all those black people were dying?

Forget the survival story, or the fact that two white caregivers risked their lives to serve poor black people in West Africa. The question that is now being raised by some is why thousands of black Africans died, while two white Americans quickly received a lifesaving serum.

Erin Burnett of CNN’s OutFront got out-front when she broached that exact subject. Ms. Burnett presented Dr. Sanjay Gupta with the following question about why Brantly and Writebol received the extraordinary remedy:

I know it’s miraculous. I know it was untested, that it was very risky, but what about everyone else?  I mean (stammering), nearly a thousand have died, all of them Africans! Suddenly two white Americans, um, get the disease, and — and suddenly all the stops get pulled out?

For clarification, “everyone else” is everyone other than the two white Christians who received the brand-new serum. Ms. Burnett sounded as though she actually thought that Ebola might have killed a thousand people merely because they lived in Africa and are black.

It’s apparent that Ms. Burnett was unaware that Patrick Sawyer, the first American citizen to contract the Ebola virus, was black. Unfortunately, Sawyer died before anyone could offer the ZMapp serum, and his race had nothing to do with it.

As for all the stops getting pulled out – does it count that Brantly and Writebol offered themselves as lab rats to test a serum that has never been tested on any human?  Or that, since the epidemic is concentrated in Africa, thanks to the bravery of two white missionaries, mostly black lives will be saved?

Based on her uncalled-for suggestion, if the serum had been tested on a black Ebola victim first, instead of taking a stand for unbiased “serum equity”, Erin Burnett would have probably accused the CDC of “experimental racism” for using black Africans as guinea pigs.

Dr. Gupta replied to Burnett that she should “Keep in mind, this had never been done before,” and that “[Brantly] was the first human” to try the serum.  If Burnett were an actual journalist and not a agitator, the fact that Brantly was the first human volunteer to receive the risky drug would have been the emphasis of her comments, not that he was a white American.

Despite the racist accusations that are likely to surface in the coming days, thankfully two dedicated servants selflessly bringing the Gospel to West Africa were infected with Ebola but faced down death and used the opportunity to take a step of faith. That courageous decision on their part has provided hope in the midst of a deadly epidemic for all people, regardless of their color.

The Deadly Obama Virus

viruses-8869-1920x1200Originally posted at American Thinker

In the beginning of the 2009 flu season, Barack Obama declared the H1N1 swine flu a national emergency.   By October of that year 1,000 people had already died, and according to the president there was the threat of a pandemic. In order to hasten treatment and convince Americans to line up like lemmings for a flu shot, Obama gave former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius a one-time authorization to bypass standard federal regulations to quickly respond to the outbreak.

The president repeatedly warned the public that a pandemic was approaching, and that the numbers of people getting sick were escalating quickly. In his plague-panic declaration, the president wrote: “As a nation, we have prepared at all levels of government, and as individuals and communities, taking unprecedented steps to counter the emerging pandemic.”

Vaccine production delays compounded the problem and enhanced the drama. Finally, when the injections did become available to Washington DC school children, Sasha and Malia Obama, who were 8 and 11 at the time, were the first of the Obamas to be inoculated.

As tension mounted, the White House announced that Michelle and the president, like a captain willing to go down with the ship, decided to wait in line.

Publicly, Obama said, “I suspect that I may come fairly far down the line… We will stand in line like everybody else. And when folks say it’s our turn, that’s when we’ll get it.”

Supposedly, a selfless Obama wanted priority target groups — people under 24, pregnant women, and those with underlying conditions — to go first.  Probably closer to the truth was that, rather than risk his own health on a possible tainted vaccine, the president wanted “useless eaters,” fertile women, and the chronically ill to be the guinea pigs.

Speaking of pigs, according to the CDC, after the swine flu scare was over, in a country that typically sees 36,000 deaths from the flu annually, that year 12,000 Americans died of the swine flu.

With the H1N1 scare and the look-at-me vaccine photo op far behind him, waiting in line wasn’t something Obama wanted to do when he stopped for lunch at Franklin Barbeque in Texas. President Obama was so eager to get “nine pounds of brisket, four pounds of turkey, ribs and a pecan pie for a total of $422” – he cut the line.No

Unlike the swine flu emergency of 2009, in 2014 the president seems to have more interest in barbeque than he does concern for the Border Patrol agent from Laredo, Texas who may have lifelong complications as a result of the bacterial pneumonia he contracted while processing the swarms of sick illegal aliens that Obama, who had plenty of time to eat spare ribs and pecan pie, had no time to visit.

According to Agent Jarrad Seely, vice president of National Border Patrol Council 2455, being so gravely ill is a “very traumatic experience for [the agent] and [the agent’s] family.”  According to Seely it’s still too early to tell if the father of small children, who was very healthy prior to processing illegal immigrants, will fully recover or ever be able to work again.

Hector Garza, the secretary and treasurer of NBPC 2455, issued a dire warning when he said, “Our agents have been getting sick more often than before with flus and congestion and a whole bunch of respiratory illnesses.”

As this young father’s life and the life of his family have been forever impacted by an unnecessary set of circumstances created by a president refusing to address a lawless situation, the question is this: What happened to that guy who was so concerned about pandemics and preventing the healthcare industry from being unnecessarily overwhelmed with deathly ill people?

If the H1N1 virus caused the president such urgent trepidation, why then, with his implicit approval, are a whole host of much more treacherous viruses streaming in unchecked at our southern border?

Why would Obama consider H1N1 a national emergency and then just five years later wave through the yellow quarantine tape scores of untreated illegals into the midst of a population with almost no exposure to diseases like scabies, MDR-TB, whooping cough, Changas disease, MRSA staph infections, and Ebola fever?

To lend context to a possible answer, in 2010, while looking for drug traffickers to rob of marijuana, Mexican citizen Manuel Osorio-Arellanes murdered Border Agent Brian Terry with a gun obtained from Obama’s failed “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation.

Terry’s needless death, as well as the subsequent death of ICE agent Jaime Zapata and hundreds of Mexicans also killed with “Fast and Furious” guns, have all confirmed that if fatalities further Obama’s agenda, the body count is of no concern.

Since taking office this president’s actions and inactions have confirmed over and over that the mission of progressivism far outweighs a few thousand – or a few million – American lives.  That’s because, in the liberal mind, illegal immigrants with bad intentions and deadly communicable diseases are not a threat, they’re just facilitators of an agenda belonging to the man who insisted every American had to have a flu shot.

For some reason, Barack Obama’s need in 2009 to enforce federal oversight by attempting to inject Americans with a vaccine to save lives has given way in 2014 to a total disregard for the health, safety and wellbeing of all of us.

 

Post-Benham Brothers HGTV: Reprogramming for the Open-minded

open-mind-630x467Originally posted at The Clash Daily

The HGTV Flip it Forward series that was due to premiere in October starring Christian pro-lifers/pro-traditional marriage advocates David and Jason Benham is officially canceled. Now that the pesky renovation team have been permanently banished from Home and Garden TV there’s a vacant time slot crying out for a more inclusive series hosted by anyone other than fanatical prayer-rally mutants. Hence, in an attempt at redemptive political correctness HGTV will no doubt come up with a more tolerant makeover series.

Ironically, right around the time the prejudicial attitudes of David and Jason Benham were made public, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report stating that cases of men with syphilis have reached the highest level since 1995. That means that despite all the Benham-style “anti-gay extremist” homophobia and religious fanaticism, there has still been a steady rise of syphilis in the very community that Right Wing Watch endorsed by pressuring HGTV to terminate Flip it Forward.

The CDC “Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2012” report claimed “STDs are hidden epidemics of enormous health and economic consequence in the United States.” Since 2005, the rate of gay and bisexual men infected with syphilis has doubled. In 2012, when those intolerant preacher’s sons were busy signing petitions in favor of marriage between one man and one woman, the number of contagious genital sores that had dropped to 6,000 after the dawn of the antibiotic age climbed to almost 17,000.

Besides making sufferers more susceptible to HIV, untreated syphilis can cause blindness or stroke in later stages. Not only that, but there seems to be a racial component as to who ends up with bacterial infection. The CDC reported that in 2012 “Black youth aged 15 to 19 were 16 times as likely to contract syphilis as their white counterparts.”
Although troubling, there is an upside. The news from the CDC comes at an opportune time to provide HGTV, the 7th most-watched cable network, the opportunity to prove via its programming choices that it disapproves of the evangelical Benham twins’ Scripture-based philosophy.

For example, why not an HGTV show that caters to the growing population of people suffering from syphilis called “Flip that Sanitarium?” They could cast an upbeat gay black man suffering from Treponema palladum bacteria-induced vision impairment and paralysis. The star could stake out drab hospital rooms and then create fresh, cheery infirmary décor for patients enduring the misery of late-stage syphilis.

As of 2008, “more than a third of the U.S. population – 110 million people – were infected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD).” So if the syphilis idea is too extreme, not to worry, because according to the CDC there’s a huge ratings bonanza just begging to be tapped.

It is estimated that nearly 20 million new STD cases are contracted annually. In 2012 alone, the CDC cited 1,422,976 new cases of Chlamydia trachomatis. Judging from those stats, there’s millions of Americans who would probably feel very comfortable with an edgy HGTV fixer-upper show hosted by an unapologetic, sexually-liberated host grappling with a stubborn STD.

Forget house flippers who are faithful to God, spouse, and family. What’s stopping HGTV from casting a host who caters to the promiscuous predilection of a third of the U.S. population – a host whose hidden agenda differs markedly from those two squeaky-clean, Jesus-freak twins, neither of whom has ever had to deal with an all-inclusive, undiscriminating STD?

Think of it! If sexually transmitted diseases cost the nation nearly $16 billion in healthcare costs a year, people with STDs would generate outstanding profits for programs starring super-tolerant hosts who openly reject God, mock chastity, and defy the sanctity of life! Eager sponsors would be lining up to be part of a forward-thinking “Flip this Fornicator” show, where viewers can personally identify with touching renovation stories featuring those struggling with gonorrhea, HIV, syphilis, human papillomavirus (HPV), and genital herpes.

The younger set could also be a loyal audience for HGTV. Even though the up-and-coming generation comprises only 25% of the sexually active population, according to the CDC the 15 to 24 age group makes up 50% of all newly-diagnosed venereal infections. Remarkably, that statistic stands despite the Herculean efforts of government-run public schools over the last 20 years to provide condoms, embrace Planned Parenthood, and sexually desensitize kids as young as 14 by exposing them to pornographic “educational” material.

That’s why it’s no surprise that women between the ages of 15 and 24 account for 52% of all those abortions the shamelessly prolific Benham brothers oppose. With numbers like that, the 15 to 24 female demographic bodes well for an upbeat “Flip that Abortion Clinic” show, where a team of women dissatisfied with the drab décor at their local death mill surprise the staff and tiptoe around (so as not to disrupt business) repainting stained walls, installing mood lighting, and piping in soothing New Age music.

Just think of the animal-lover HGTV show that could have been floated if the Center for Disease Control and Prevention report had also included warnings that bestiality – which is all the rage in atheistic Sweden and, shockingly, legal in the U.S. military – causes penile cancer.

Tolerant cable TV redecorating shows aside, after all the STD statistics were revealed, for some reason the CDC felt compelled to point out that contracting a sexually-transmitted disease could be avoided by abstaining from sex completely, or restricting carnal goings-on to a “long-term monogamous relationship” with a partner who is not disease-ridden, such as a committed spouse.

For many, the idea of abstinence is a total bummer! Advice like that sounds as if the CDC crew may be taking cues from likes of the born-again Benham twins. Rather than inspire HGTV fixer-upper shows with mass appeal, the CDC suggesting moral self-discipline is sure to relegate them to the ranks of those two Flip it Forward troglodytes, David and Jason Benham, who henceforth and in perpetuity can be found in the annals of STD-free antiquity.

‘Let’s Move!’ to the Zoo

Slide1Although Michelle Obama apparently thinks it’s a great idea for everyone to be open to other opinions, it’s clear that she is not.

Recently, she advised Eastern Kentucky University students to pursue people with differing points of view. Yet, despite her flexibility in the areas of politics and religion, Nutrition Nazi Michelle Obama has not loosened the governmental vise grip she has around the neck of any establishment that serves food.

The big surprise this summer is that freedom from schools that have abolished every last morsel of fun from the lunchroom does not include escaping Mama Obama’s incessant haranguing about the benefits of veggies.

Instead, as the hot weather approaches, Michelle’s plan is to impact the eating habits of kids by recruiting providers of summer adventures to “join the call to action,” which demands decreasing obesity among children by frustrating their efforts to have a fun vacation.  Almost as determined as her husband is about preserving the right to late-term abortion, Mrs. Obama is rolling out plans to transform zoos into places where what’s on the menu is not much different than what’s on the animals’ menu.

Moreover, with the way things are progressing, French fries may soon find themselves on exhibition in museums – in the fried-food antiquity wing. That is why, rather than focus on offering her scandal-ridden husband comfort, the first lady has decided instead to make it her mission to expand her “Let’s Move!” initiative to include not only zoos, but gardens, science and technology centers, and museums.

The newest arm of the “Let’s Move!” venture will be called the “Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens” project because the first lady believes museums, gardens and zoos possess the power to “influence real and sustained behavior change” in the eating habits of kids who are only there to see dinosaur bones, tulip exhibits and chimpanzees.

Fret not, little kids, there is still something to be grateful for: Thus far, Michelle hasn’t made her way down the punch list to “Let’s Move! Mr. Softee to the Junkyard.”

Nevertheless, the hope is that 90 percent of the museums, gardens and zoos that offer food service will “already offer or will change their menu to offer food options that reflect healthy choices.” Or else!

Let’s Move! demands…sorry, hopes museums, gardens and zoos  will abide by the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) nutrition standards, which include limiting “deep-fried entrée options to no more than one choice per day” and offering fruit or a “non-fried” vegetable as side dishes “instead of chips or a cookie.”  Yippee!

So far, 624 institutions are in goose-stepping compliance. Mrs. Obama’s goal is to recruit 2,000 institutions in the first year.  Then, giving new meaning to feeding time at the zoo, Michelle is certain that once there she’ll be able to herd 200 million famished visitors toward vegetable-filled feeding troughs.

In addition to policing brown bags and sniffing out candy apples, the program the first lady is promoting maintains that smelling flowers on nature walks at botanical gardens or walking up and down the hills gazing at gorillas and giraffes at the Bronx Zoo no longer suffice as exercise.

Instead, the first lady hopes that “With their impressive reach and great potential for impact, museum and  gardens [and zoos will] launch community efforts to create a healthier generation using interactive exhibits, outdoor spaces, gardens and programs that encourage families to eat healthy foods and increase physical activity.”  Think: Cucumber seesaws, heirloom tomato bouncy balls and spaghetti squash rope climbing.

Read the rest of the post at The Blacksphere

The Michelle Obama ‘Let’s Move’ Third Anniversary Tour

mrs0-300x157Far be it from me to cast aspersions on anyone’s girth, but I find it ridiculous to credit the first lady for “reversing the childhood obesity trend,” when it’s clear that in the four years she’s been in the White House, let’s just say Michelle’s posterior has trended outward.

After thanking God for flared skirts, the White House released a second-term portrait of Michelle photographed from the waist up, bangs and all, doing her best impersonation of one of Barack Obama’s most devoted activist starlets, Kerry Washington.  On the same day, the Office of the First Lady also issued a press release claiming that Michelle “fried fat cakes/ancho-chili short ribs” Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative is responsible for reversing a 30-year trend of childhood obesity in the same time it took Jesus Christ to fulfill His earthly ministry – three short years.

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