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Government coming after baby fat – American Thinker Blog – May 15, 2010

Originally posted at American Thinker

Citizens of ObamAmerica are in the process of being told to stand over there, wear this, say this, don’t say that.  We’ve all been given an equal share of pennies in a change purse and, after lining up for a trip to the school nurse; Americans have been instructed to put our heads down for quiet time – although calm “federal fat police” may have a melee in the making after proposing a bill mandating measuring children’s BMI. Why?- Because government handling of American children is something even the compliant defy.

Recently, in coordination with the findings of the Childhood Obesity Task Force, Congress proposed a bill placing “federal and state government in the business of tracking how fat or skinny, American children are.”

That’s right, Michelle and the food cops plan to chase little Johnny with a caliper grabbing adorable baby fat and pinching baby bellies for reasons other than coochy-coochy coo.

States receiving federal grants … would be required to mandate that all health care providers … determine the body mass index [BMI] of all their patients in the 2-to-18-age bracket and …would be required to report the information to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for analysis.

Introduced by House Ways and Means Committee member, Congressman Ron Kind (D-Wis), and called the Healthy Choices Act.  The bill eradicates “choices,” while seeking to “establish and fund a wide range of programs and regulations aimed at reducing obesity rates.”

Less than perfect BMI gained notoriety when Michelle Obama realized Sasha and Malia’s perfection-level had more to do with fat cells than intelligence or character. Michelle said. “I thought my kids were perfect – they are and always will be – but [the doctor] warned … something was getting off balance.” Could it be the physician recognized a problem with the parents and not the children.

The bill also proposes instituting nutritional labeling on the front of food products, for those Americans who don’t know how to turn the package over and “subsidizing businesses that provide fresh fruits and vegetables,” which might encourage Home Depot to hand out navel oranges in the paint department.

The bill states the government will distribute grants to states meeting “certain criteria, including having ‘the capacity to store basic demographic information.”  Children will be registered in an official “fat pinching” data base where socio-economic status, birth, gender, height, weight and immunization records will be tracked for children residing in every state.

Initially “pinch provisions” would apply only to children in states that accept grants under the bill.”  According to a spokesperson, “no one is forced to come in for a doctor’s visit to get [his or her] BMI tested.  BMI will be taken at times when the child makes an otherwise scheduled doctor’s visit,” at a soon to be established, neighborhood friendly, government funded, healthy kid clinic.

In spite of rigid bureaucratic controls, if little Johnny manages to acquire contraband in the form of Fruit Loops® or Twizzlers®, he will be exposed by a BMI greater than the 95th percentile for age and gender.  Then, “the state will provide information on how to lower BMI [by way of] state and local obesity prevention programs,” which Johnny will be duty-bound to avail his chubbiness to.

Speaking kindly and on behalf of “busy American families,” Democrat Ron Kind shared how government BMI monitoring is imperative to “Making the healthy choice–the easy choice for our families [and] is essential to ensuring quality of life.” Not to mention, successfully choking the life out of American children with governmental calipers, while simultaneously eradicating true choice; self-respect and every trace of individual autonomy

“Let’s Move” the Obama’s Back to Chicago

It was just last year the clarion call went out that “Rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat.” Now, military family supporter Michelle Obama claims chubby kids join the ranks of ex-military personnel and pro-life advocates by presenting a menace to national security.

Addressing the problem, the First Lady launched a campaign to end childhood obesity an “epidemic” Michelle believes is “costly” and threatens military readiness. Attending Michelle’s White House memorandum-signing ceremony was the Commander-in-Chief, as well as many of President Obama’s generously proportioned Cabinet members–national security proponents all.

Speaking on behalf of the ‘Let’s Move’ campaign the First Lady said, “This epidemic impacts the nation’s security as obesity is now one of the most common disqualifiers for military service.” Does Michelle mean the same military service that threatens national security?

Joining together with Barack, who called for the repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, the Obama’s work in tandem ensuring the military well staffed with individuals who, if not for closets, fresh fruits and spring water, would normally be disqualified from service.

Some of the initiatives Michelle proposed are ending “food deserts” [not to be confused with desserts] assigning $400 million a year to a “Healthy Food Financing Initiative.” The monies slated to bring  “grocery stores to low-income neighborhoods” and “help places like convenience stores carry healthier food options.”  If Shelley O has her way Big Gulps and truck stopper sandwiches will henceforth be banned from 7-11©.

Emphasizing the need for physical exercise, famous hula hooper Michelle expressed sympathy for adipose afflicted children “who spend too much time watching TV or playing video games because their neighborhoods are unsafe for playing outside.”

Coincidentally, Michelle’s concern for safe outdoor play pairs perfectly with the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act (HR 1388), whose goal is to “reauthorize and reform national service laws.”  In preparation for military service, Michelle can woo willowy kids to volunteer for a civilian military to police low-income neighborhoods ensuring jump ropers and rollerblade enthusiasts safe outdoor activities.

Addressing parental victimhood with maternal sympathy, Michelle explained why parents choose Captain Crunch over Wheaties. “So many parents desperately want to do the right thing, but feel like the deck is stacked against them.”  Michelle contends, “They know their kids health is their responsibility but they feel like it’s out of their control.  They are bombarded by contradictory information at every turn, and they don’t know who to believe.”   If that’s true additional funding for literacy programs should be top priority not banning Twinkies from bodegas.

Michelle is well versed in victimhood philosophy asserting, “Our kids did not do this to themselves.”  Michelle Obama’s view of clueless victimized parents is similar to how Barack views the whole nation. Obama dictates policies demanding submission-making choices for us like rotund offspring. To Shelley and Barry kids are mere microcosms of a macro group of naive Americans.

A dictatorial First Lady’s eating edicts are strangely similar to Barack’s policy decrees. Articulating the essence of authoritarian attitude Michelle pledged, “No matter how much they beg for pizza, fries and candy, ultimately, they are not and should not, be the one’s calling the shots at dinner time.”  Sound familiar?

Thus in “Let’s Move” Obamerica Americans insisting on maintaining personal responsibility, begging for relief from authoritative edicts, young or old, fat or skinny, regardless of what they eat or don’t eat, all are sure to be viewed national threats to socialistic security.

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