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Mama Obama’s Cupcake Swap Initiative

carrot-cupcake-done2Originally posted at American Thinker blog

There’s just no stopping Mama Obama.  The first lady has successfully wangled her way into school cafeterias, but that wasn’t enough.  Now she’s praising textbook publishers for “swapping out cupcakes for apples in math problems.”

According to the “Let’s Move!” blog entitled “Cookies 2 Carrots,” the White House “celebrated a group of educational publishers on their development of voluntary guidance to incorporate health information into textbooks and other learning materials.”

Who would have thought that the positive impact of portraying Christopher Columbus as an ambassador of atrocities against indigenous peoples could be upstaged by eliminating cupcakes? Thus, in the American public school system, carrots, LGBT sensitivity, free birth control, and Obama chants are in, while cupcakes, couch potatoes, prayer, and patriotism are out.

The “Cookies 2 Carrots” initiative blog post praised a group of educational publishing companies, saying, “Just as these publishing companies came together thirty years ago to incorporate greater diversity into textbooks, they are now using their platform to have a positive impact on children’s health. We congratulate them on their exciting leadership.”

Currently, “exciting leadership” in educational publishing requires acknowledging that math problems that say “4 cupcakes minus 2 cupcakes equals 2 cupcakes,” could negatively incentivize second graders to eat cupcakes.  Therefore, the hope is that if cupcakes are totally eradicated from the public consciousness, children will never desire buttercream icing again.

That’s why, according to “Let’s Move!” by making simple changes like swapping out baked goods for apples in math problems, educational book publishers can join the nationwide push to do away with muffin tops

Which raises the question:  Has anti-cupcake advocate Michelle Obama repented since allowing NYC’s Magnolia Bakery to shut down the cupcakery while she, Grandma Marion, Malia, and Sasha loaded up on confectionary creations during their whirlwind New York City Tasting Tour in 2010?

Regardless of the answer to that question, “Let’s Move!” Michelle is still of the belief that if images of fruit replace  sweets in school textbooks, children will be subliminally programmed to rush home and gorge themselves on fresh produce.

In addition to pictorial changes, according to the “Let’s Move!” blog, textbook publishers are also finding creative ways to “include physical activity in lesson plans,” such as “discussing the history of little league baseball and using sports in word problems.

Oh no! Didn’t political science professor William Thomas once comment on Barack Obama’s poor Fantasy Football skills?  Wasn’t it the good professor who aptly observed: “How can he lead this country if he can’t even make a proper draft pick?” Therefore, if the goal of education is really to plan for the future by preparing well qualified leaders, let’s not make the mistake of including lesson plans that keep score Fantasy Football-style.

Either way, in the area of  including “Let’s Move!”-friendly math equations, there has been ongoing progress.  However, since some educators insist on developing children’s interest in arithmetic by using gumdrops and jelly beans, in the future, additional outside intervention will still be required.

In the meantime, Mrs. Obama’s initiative has expanded the long arm of government reach to include museums and zoosHenceforth, Americans should not be surprised if in the near future the ‘Please Don’t Feed’ sign at the zoo includes a list of what the kids can’t eat, not what the zoo visitors are prohibited from tossing into the gorilla cage.

Not only that, but friendly intrusiveness will not be restricted to educational venues alone because Mrs. Obama has announced her second term plans to infiltrate the “sugar, fat and salt” on supermarket shelves and “women’s health issues” too!

As an added bonus, Mrs. Obama is plotting to incrementally strive toward seizing the authority to choose what women eat and what their children — if they choose not to abort them — eat. In other words, according to the first lady, when given a choice, a lot of people make the wrong choice.

Therefore, while the “rights and options” remain sacrosanct for non-food related issues, when it comes to the choice between counting or eating carrots and cupcakes, Michelle Obama wants to do the choosing.

‘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.

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‘Fried Fat Cakes’ Michelle Establishes ‘No Fry Zones’

michelleobamabotswana2011juneMichelle ‘Fried Fat Cakes’ Obama is now monitoring frying pans, deep fryers, turkey fryers, and commercial fryers in both schools and churches.  It appears the quest to do away with ‘food desserts’ has given way to ‘no-fry zones.’  After all, it takes a woman who really enjoys fried onion rings to make sure that no one else does.

Unlike his wife, the President avoids fried Twinkies at state fairs, but he has been known to enjoy a corndog or two on occasion.  Although the President also steers clear of racist Whole Foods organic chicken, he has openly indulged in non-racist fried chicken., not to mention Indonesian fried ‘rintek wuuk,’ and much like Michelle has been caught tucking into piles of crispy French fries.

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Beyoncé’s pro-‘life is but a dream’

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Originally posted at Live Action News

Superstar songstress Beyoncé Knowles, aka Mrs. Shawn Carter, probably doesn’t realize it, but her new documentary, Life is but a Dream, is doing a serious disservice to Barack Obama’s pro-choice agenda. During the 2012 campaign, pop star/Obama BFF Beyoncé hosted a $40K-a-plate campaign fundraiser for the president at Jay-Z’s exclusive 40/40 Club. She and stage mother Tina Knowles even designed a t-shirt to raise money for Runway to Win.

Then, barely a month after she proudly lip-synchedher way through The Star-Spangled Banner at the president’s inauguration, Beyoncé debuted in a self-directed, self-produced 90-minute “look at me, I’m Queen B” HBO documentary about herselfThe two things the HBO Beyoncé-mentary confirmed were that Beyoncé thinks very highly of herself and that although she identifies with the likes of Barack Obama, when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth, she doesn’t toe the liberal pro-choice line.

In fairness, it is possible that Beyoncé isn’t aware of how her lamenting a miscarriage and admission that hearing a baby’s heartbeat in the womb is “the most beautiful music [she] ever heard in [her] life” could negatively affect Barack’s anti-Born Alive Act ideology. After all, Beyoncé did dance up a storm in a Michelle-inspired “Move Your Body” video and then went on to sign a $50-million deal with PepsiCo, apparently without a thought as to how becoming the face of Pepsi could undermine Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move”-away-from-sugar initiative.

America knows where Barack Obama stands on the issue of abortion. However, it is confusing when a superstar like Beyoncé says things about pregnancy like “It is the most powerful creation for you to be able to have life growing inside of you. There is no bigger gift, nothing more empowering” – and then endorses a president who believes that saying when life begins is “above [his] pay grade.”

After the 2012 birth of Mr. and Mrs. Carter’s daughter Blue Ivy, in an interview with U.K.’s Star Magazine, Beyoncé said, “You have the instant connection once you know your child is growing inside you…from the time I knew I was pregnant we have been parents.” Sentiments like those indicate that Beyoncé didn’t read the Planned Parenthood talking points memo prior to the interview.

And it gets better. According to Beyoncé – one of Barack Obama’s biggest celebrity supporters – if you’re pregnant, you’re carrying “a child” and are being granted “an opportunity to bring a life into the world.”

In Life is but a Dream, Beyoncé continues the pro-life theme when she shares her sadness over the loss of her first baby in the early stages of pregnancy. The young mother said that when she first heard the baby’s heartbeat, she immediately picked out a name and “envisioned what [the] child would look like.”

In a prior interview, the megastar had already discussed that devastating loss. Beyoncé said that upon learning that there was no longer a heartbeat, she went to the studio and penned and then sang a song she called “the saddest [she had] ever written.” The words to the unnamed track are those of a bereaved mother telling a baby that would never to be born, “I’m longing for your heartbeat, heartbeat.”

By being such a staunch supporter of Barack Obama, and then sharing  maternal feelings toward an unborn child with a name and a face,  Beyoncé certainly does nothing to reinforce the “blob of cells” argument that liberals depend upon when justifying abortion.

Beyoncé also expressed the strong belief that a miscarriage teaches a woman things about pregnancy – “Especially after losing a child, the pain and trauma from that just makes it mean so much more to get an opportunity to bring a life into the world.”

Two years after her miscarriage, Beyoncé was blessed when she conceived Blue Ivy. In the documentary, the 17-time Grammy-winner rubbed and cradled her swollen belly on camera and showed clips of her announcing her pregnancy on the MTV Music Awards show in 2011. It was there that Beyoncé looked into the camera and said that the “baby wants to introduce herself.”

With all the heartbeat talk and the black-and-white sonogram popping up on the TV screen, one would think Planned Parenthood would request that the documentary be removed from prime time for supporting “informed consent” and promoting what the abortion-backers refers to as an “invasive procedure.”

The documentary even included intimate footage of Beyoncé preparing to give birth and husband and rapper Jay-Z awaiting the baby’s arrival. After the precious Blue Ivy Carter was born, Beyoncé said that “I felt like God was giving me a chance to assist in a miracle.” He certainly was!

Can Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s Friendship with the Obamas Survive PepsiCo?

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Originally posted at Breitbart BIG Hollywood

Since Obama’s election in 2008, Jay-Z, aka Shawn Corey Carter, and his bodacious bride Beyoncé have been right at the top of the list of Obama darlings.  After all, at the 2009 Inauguration Ball, it was Beyoncé who serenaded the slow-dancing duo into the White House with her own rendition of Etta James’ “At Last.”

The Jay-Zs and the Obamas are so cozy as couples that the President even allowed them to enter the inner sanctum of the Situation Room, situated somewhere in the bowels of the White House.  Once there, the awestruck couple looked like little kids sitting inside Saddam Hussien’s mansion following the occupation of Iraq.

In addition to foursome events, over the past few years Beyoncé has been right there beside Mrs. Obama and her “Let’s Move” initiative to get children to move more and to eat smaller, healthier portions.  The first lady relied so much on the booty-licious pop star that she recruited Beyoncé to teach corpulent school children how to dance around in hot pants and lime green high-heeled sneakers.  Michelle must have had so much confidence in the abilities of “Move Your Body” Beyoncé, she trusted that even the clumsiest kid would emerge from the videotaping session unscathed.  Now that’s a sign of a true and lasting friendship.

Mrs. Obama told People magazine that if she could be anyone in the world it would be Beyoncé. Not long after, Beyoncé wrote a gushy letter to Mrs. Obama thanking her for her dedication to “All the Single [and otherwise] Ladies” of the world.  Then, the first lady took Sasha and Malia to Revel Resorts in Atlantic City to support Beyoncé at her back-from-maternity-leave concert.

Beyoncé agreed to design a T-shirt for the Obama 2012 “Runway to Win” clothing line, and the entrepreneurial Carter twosome hosted a $40K-per-head fundraiser for Obama at their tony Manhattan 40/40 club.  It was there, against a backdrop of 350 bottles of $300 Armand de Brignac Brut Gold, the President discussed with donors how the two couples shared humble beginnings.

Although the relationship by and large has been idyllic, there have been a few bumps in the road. One time Jay-Z had the audacity to express the opinion that he preferred less government. Gazillionaire and part owner of the New York Nets Jay-Z said that he didn’t mind paying more taxes, but wished more of the monies went toward things he believed in.

The high-profile Obama supporter also said that “politics” is a word he doesn’t like because “It implies something underhanded and I think we need less government.” So, the Brooklyn-born rapper desires “less government,” but supports big-government Barack Obama’s big government vision?

Yet despite the contradictory messages, during the first term the friendship has endured the test of time.  However, that bond is about to endure an even greater test.

Seems Mrs. Jay-Z, the woman who supported Mrs. Obama’s healthy-eating initiative and who lives in New York Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-soft drink city, just signed a $50 million dollar deal with corporate America biggie PepsiCo.  After the first of the year, Beyoncé will be the new face of sugary, caffeine-laden soda pop.

PepsiCo is a world leader in snacks and beverages.  The company has made its billions administering 12-ounce/42-gram sugar highs.  To put it bluntly, PepsiCo sells carbonated caffeine-and-sugar water.

Moreover, in addition to contributing to soda-induced caffeine addiction, obesity, and Type II diabetes, PepsiCo also manufacturers Lay’s and Doritos, two of the vending machine snacks that Michelle Obama made sure were replaced with carrot sticks.

Tropicana, Gatorade, and Quaker are also under PepsiCo’s mantle. And as if Beyoncé aggravating Michelle by undermining her “Let’s Move” initiative and selling limited-edition soda with her mug on the can wasn’t enough, PepsiCo has “revenues of $60 billion and employs 285,000 people.” Therefore, the same type of conglomerate Barack Obama has spent the last four years portraying as selfish, abusive, and evil is about to be internationally promoted by global partner and Obama familly BFF Beyoncé.

Can the camaraderie survive Beyoncé being the new face of a snack-and-soda company after showing up on a “Let’s Move” video for a first lady whose signature issue disses salty snacks and sugary soda?  How is the Michelle Obama going to explain to the kiddies why the pretty lady with the big hair dancing in the “Let’s Move” video can drink Pepsi and eat Doritos, but they can’t?

Moreover, can the foursome’s pop/political partnership outlast Ms. Pepsi-licious Beyoncé’s decision to accept $50 million from a corporate giant?  And when the President confiscates half of that $50 million to finance altruistic efforts that are likely different than the causes Jay-Z supports, will Jay-Z restate more firmly his desire for “less government?”

If Beyoncé feels it may be necessary to recycle her Pepsi soda cans for spare change to pay Obama’s exorbitant taxes, will she even want to sing at the next inaugural ball?

There’s a lot at stake here.  Like, what’s the couples’ bowling night going to be like after ‘big government’ Barack Obama taxes ‘less government’ Shawn’s wife’s hard-earned PepsiCo dough into oblivion while denigrating the CEOs that will be signing Beyoncé’s $50 million paycheck?  Is that what Jay-Z means when he says he dislikes politics because they are “underhanded?”

In the end, it will be interesting to see whether or not Michelle Obama will support her good friend Beyoncé’s creative endeavor/business choice with the same energy and dedication that Beyoncé extended towards Michelle Obama’s – and whether or not Shawn Corey Carter, over a beer at a Net game, will be able to pry his buddy’s sticky fingers off some of the money Beyoncé earns

Kids Eat Kale at State Dinner

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

Although most Americans will never have an opportunity to attend a state dinner at the White House, it’s fun to witness history in the making by taking a first-hand look inside one as it happens.

When the Obamas hold a grownup state dinner, the menu isn’t all that healthy —think lobster, steak, and apple pie for Chinese President Hu Jintao. However, for the state dinner the first lady recently hosted for the winners of the “Let’s Move” Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, guests were offered quite different fare.

After being greeted with a kale appetizer, 54 guests/contest winners were served “Yummy Cabbage Sloppy Joes,” baked zucchini “fries,” and a salad of quinoa, black beans and corn.

Overflowing with 8- to 12 year olds, the East Room probably smelled more like the cafeteria at PS 131 than the White House.  And from the list of ingredients in some of the recipes, it sounded as if the level of hydrogen sulfide is what decided the winners. Moreover, what, pray tell, did the kiddies get in the goody bag —  Beano?

Nine-year-old Michael Lakind was among the guests.  The promising chef from Texas is the creator of “Bunny Bisque” and the “Secret Service Super Salad.” The latter entry did not have ‘secret’ ingredients but did include “chicken.” Sorry, but someone should have explained to Michael that chicken is not the best ingredient for a salad named for the Secret Service.

Nevertheless, when asked what his favorite food was, young Mr. Lakind’s rapid-fire, unfiltered response was “Steak.”  Since the hostess was Michelle Obama, Mike the carnivore should have specified: Wagyu steak.

Ever the gracious hostess, Mrs. Obama reminded the winning competitors that they were there because their recipes “truly stood out.”  The first lady said, “And that’s really saying something.”  Of course, per the liberal rulebook the winners were also reminded that the other 1,146 competitors who didn’t get the opportunity to enjoy zucchini fries were winners too.

Bubbling over with “Yummy Cabbage Sloppy Joe” enthusiasm, the first lady said winning was “cool,” and while the kids were hungrily digging into a scrumptious pile of kale chips she praised them, saying, “You came up with dishes that were packed with nutritious, delicious ingredients; dishes that are good for you, but more importantly, they taste good, too. See? It can happen – healthy and tasty at the same time.”

Not that he could even begin to compete with that pile of kale chips, but fresh off his fast-food campaign junket President Barack Obama did manage to steal the show for a second or two.

Towering over kiddies eating “healthy lunches off the red Reagan state china, sitting at round tables with large bouquets of bright red tomatoes and green apples,” Barack Obama told the rapt crowd that he had to “crash the party, because [he] did not want to miss out on all the fun.”  That fun, in addition to lunch and a concert, also included an electrifying tour of the White House vegetable garden.

Entertaining the guests with stories about — you guessed it — himself, the President said: “I’m not a great cook. I’m an OK cook. I can make a good omelet and toast. …  Let’s face it, I don’t cook that often these days, but I remember cooking, and it’s not always easy to make something that people like to eat.”

Good thing this time around Obama chose not to upset the young contest winners by suggesting “You didn’t make that,” nor did he ask them to be careful with the expensive china, but what he did do was instruct them “not to spill anything on the floor,” because let’s face it, crumbs do attract flies.

Obama politely said, “I only have one request for you, and that is try not to drop any scraps on the floor, because Bo is on a diet right now, and he will eat anything that he sees, especially some of the tasty meals that you guys have prepared.”

Instead of telling the children the dog is on a diet, for the health and well-being of the first family Obama should have told the kids to resist passing off their Cabbage Sloppy Joes to Bo under the table.  Moreover, based on what was on the menu, the President cautioning against spills may have been a polite way to ask the children to refrain from purposely dumping their plates and grinding the food into the rug.

Who knows — after hosting the first kids’ state dinner/lunch, the high level of endorsement kale, cabbage, and black beans received from the first lady could mean that at next adult state dinner, dignitaries could be dining on “healthy and tasty” Apple Oat Balls, “Triple F” Fake Fast Food, and Stuffed Zucchini Boats. Because hey, if it’s good enough for steak-loving Michael Lakind, it should also be good enough for King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

The ‘You Gotta Eat Your Spinach Baby’ Let’s Move Theme Song

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(Barack Obama to Michelle)

I want your cheeks to be rosey

Your lips like the color of wine

Darling the way that people will say that

My but you’re looking so fine

OOOOOOOOh

(Michelle Obama to Barack)

I want you strong as Apollo

A sturdy and masculine sheek

Darling the way that people will say that

My what a gorgeous physique

If you want to be like I want you to be

follow this carefully:

You’ve gotta eat your spinach baby

That’s the proper thing to do

It’ll keep you kind of healthy too

And what it did for Popeye it’ll do for you

You’ve gotta eat your spinach baby

It’ll give you lots of TNT

For whenever you’re caressing me

Cause you’ll need lots of vitamins from A-Z

Please take my advice

Kissing is dangerous doctors all agree

(Barack to Michelle)

I’ll take your advice

But don’t ever kiss anybody but me

(Michelle to Barack)

You’ve gotta eat your spinach baby

If you do you can’t go wrong

‘Cause it’s gonna make you nice and strong

And the stronger you are the longer you’ll live

And the longer I’ll have to love you

(America to Barack and Michelle)

Pardon me did I hear you say Spinach – Spinach

I represent all the kids of the nation

Who sent me to see you about it

I bring a message from the kids of the nation

To tell you we can do without it

Kindly listen to me

I’m not alone in my plea

There are dozens and dozens and dozens of us

Nephews and nieces and cousins of us

They want me to say – Hallelujah Hallelujah

No Spinach, take away that awful greenery

No Spinach, give us lots of jelly beanery

We positively refuse to budge

We’d like lollipops, we like fudge

But no Spinach Hosanna

You’ve got to eat your Spinach baby

No No No No, I’m singing to you

No No No No Hallelujah

Spinach stay away from my door

We’ll tell the bogey man

The big big bad bad bogey bogey man

Oh that’s just a bluff

You know we don’t believe that stuff

You gotta eat your Spinach baby

Children have to do as they are told

Yes Sir, yes Ma’am

Children shouldn’t be so very bold

Yes Sir, yes Ma’am

Or you’ll grow up to be a meanie when your old

Yes Sir, yes Ma’am

I’ve want to tell all the kids of the nation

Who sent me to see you about it

Children have to do as they are told

Children shouldn’t be so very bold

Or you will be a meanie when you’re old

So okay – Spinach

Lyrics/Music Mack Gordon/Harry Revel

The Truth About Bag O’ Bones Barack

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

It used to be that the only distinguishing physical feature belonging to Barack Obama the public could monitor was whether the President’s telltale grays seemed toned down on Monday morning, whether Sunday might be “Just for Men®” touchup night in the White House private residence.

Now the American public has another physical measure to mull over, and that is whether or not Obama’s famous swimsuit six-pack has turned into an emaciated non-pack.  From the looks of things, it appears as if Barack Obama is turning into Barack O’ Bones, which is causing some concern that the weight of the Presidency may be taking its toll on the President’s health.

Pictured recently on the campaign trail in the Sunshine State, rather than his usual hale and hearty self, Obama appeared to be “extremely tired and frail.”

However, before terror strikes at the heart of the Obamanation, Americans should realize that the reason for such a drastic change in the President’s appearance could indicate many things, all of which are likely benign and none of which should be cause for concern.

Everyone knows that on a good day Barack has been known to scarf down a chili dog or two, throw back a frosty beer and, for diplomatic purposes, discuss missile defense with Russian presidents at Ray’s Hell Burger.  Obama slimming down may indicate that the “powerhouse” maven of “Let’s Move,” Michelle Obama, may have finally addressed those destructive habits and decided to clamp down on the President’s Epicurean curricular activities.

In the first lady’s defense, it wouldn’t bode well for the cause of fighting childhood obesity if on occasion the woman at the helm of a federal-level healthy-eating initiative had to explain to America why her husband, the President of the United States, has guacamole on his tie.

Teased in the past by Arnold Schwarzenegger for having skinny legs and “scrawny little arms,” it could also be that lately the lady with the great biceps has wrestled the Chicago deep dish pizza from Obama’s skinny slippery fingers, all of which are not to be confused with the sticky socialist fingers America’s first lady approves of.

Nevertheless, if a Michelle Obama intervention were the culprit in this situation, it would thereby indicate that the marked change in the President’s girth might simply be due to her switching out Barack’s handmade chocolates for a steamy pile of asparagus.

Not for nothing, but Michelle’s recent appearance on The Biggest Loser may actually have a subconscious connection to the guy she lives with having to make more holes in his belt than Bill Clinton’s has notches.

But let’s not forget, the President also burns off calories dribbling on the basketball court, which is a slimming activity in itself.  And while there’s no official measure of how many calories the act of redistributing wealth can efficiently burn off, based on Barack Obama’s commitment to that form of exercise, wealth redistribution has got to also bear responsibility for the loss of at least some of the President’s poundage.

In addition, besides burning up a ton of expensive jet fuel, the word is out that constant campaigning is also great for melting adipose tissue. Come to think of it, Obama being as ‘thin as a rail’ may be directly related to his expending energy by constantly participating in the literal act of ‘railing.’ Barack Obama railing on and on about the Republicans could be responsible for magically transforming the Perpetual Campaigner’s already slender frame from the buff Adonis that once graced the beaches of Hawaii into the scrawny guy with the hollow cheek bones we see today.

Another possibility is that the President has decided to live out the kind of sharing he preaches.  Perhaps Obama, who recently turned 50, is proving a symbolic point by purposely consuming only 50% of what he used to as a statement to gluttonous Americans that, whether it’s food or money, 50% is always more than enough.

Then again, puny frame aside, Barack seems tougher than ever.  At this year’s White House annual Easter egg roll, Barry O’Bomber hit the recycled rubber basketball court and demonstrated his physical prowess for the awestruck Harlem Globetrotters as he playfully impersonated the late Jack Palance doing one-armed pushups at the 64th Academy Awards.

Taking all things into consideration, and leaving aside the possibility that Obama is attempting to influence political change by mimicking a Gandhi-like lifestyle, there’s probably no reason to be concerned about the President’s noticeable weight loss.  Barack’s willowy frame is probably the result of a fine-tuned synergy between Michelle-inspired healthy food choices, golf, chasing around Barack Obama-emblazoned basketballs all day, and working up a sweat reallocating everybody’s wealth.

Combine all those factors with the fat-burning effects of the President losing his cool while railing on against the Republicans, rolling Easter eggs around on the South Lawn, and looking for ways to figuratively “roll” rich people, not to mention the possibility of self-inflicted “share the wealth” portion control, and it all seems to explain why the incredible shrinking Barack Obama now resembles a 6′ 1″ presidential bag o’ bones.

Michelle Obama: Molding America’s Children One Menu at a Time

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

Michelle Obama, a woman who has certainly been ‘shaped‘ by what the government has provided her in the way of free meals, is now touting the benefit of having America’s children’s bodies and minds be manipulated by people like her husband, whose ideological bent is toward bureaucratic control and socialism.

Mouthing words of concern over the health and well being of school children, the First Lady said “That’s why we start with kids, right? We can affect who they will be forever.”  These are words that should send shivers up the spine of every concerned parent in America.

Think of it: Michelle Obama’s goal is to infiltrate not only the bodies but also the minds of children who are not hers so she and her ilk can “affect who they will be forever!”

On the South Lawn, a mere stone’s throw from where the 100 x 100 ongoing construction of a secret project that looks like an underground bunker/possible swimming pool is taking place, Mrs. Obama recently made her ‘nudge‘-style opinions known.  The event was a reception to honor schools that have met the goals of the US Department of Agriculture’s Healthier US School Challenge (HUSSC), now a subsidiary of the “Let’s Move” (our children towards the welfare rolls) initiative.

Mrs. Obama, whose daughters attend private school, bubbled over with exuberance about the fact that the majority of American children are in publicly-funded incubators called public schools, where liberal teachers and policies are standing ready to restructure “habits and preferences” in hopes of raising up a generation of proselytes.

With a concerned smile and dressed in a sleeveless designer top, Mom Michelle disguised government control as a child-friendly plate of crudités and hummus.

Mrs. Obama told the rapt group, “When many kids spend half of their waking hours and get up to half their daily calories at school, you know that with the food you serve and, more importantly, the lessons you teach that you’re not just shaping their habits and preferences today, you’re affecting the choices they’re going to make for the rest of their lives.”

“At the reception, Mrs. Obama praised the 1,273 schools that have doubled the number of students eating federally subsidized meals that fit the program’s criteria.”  The first lady seemed thrilled about the increased additions to the entitlement rolls because, as she said, “That’s why we start with kids, right?”

Mrs. Obama praised the Burlington Elementary School of North Dakota, where she said the “teachers eat two USDA-approved meals a day with the students.”

Praising those teachers who voluntarily eat “breakfast and lunch with students every single day,” Mrs. Obama applauded the hovering menu monitors by saying, “Now, that’s a sacrifice. You know it. That’s love.”

According to Mrs. Obama, “the beauty is, is that you’re not just making this generation of kids healthier, but the next generation as well. And that is truly, truly powerful stuff.”

The First Lady reassured the teachers who’ve dedicated themselves to supplementing indoctrination during feeding time by saying, “You’re affecting not just how these kids feed themselves, but how they’re going to feed their own children,” which, if all goes according to plan, the government can also one day mold into government-controlled mechanical drones.

The First Lady expressed joy that children “trained” in these schools are having a beneficial effect on their families, saying, “They’re changing the way they think about their health and they’re trickling that information down to their families.”  Mom and Dad beware — God forbid one of you should indulge in an unwholesome treat under the watchful eye of Junior. Who knows, the next day, these trickle-down kids may be asked to report aberrant behavior to Michelle’s brigade of meal monitors.

Granted, helping kids and their families make healthier food choices is an admirable goal on the part of the first lady.  However, a problem arises when liberals are in charge and make broad, vague statements that seem to connect lunch and life choices.

Choices like: not worrying about birth control because just like free lunch, free condoms are also government-funded and available at school. How about the “right to privacy” and the choice to disregard the moral direction of parents?  Or the message to relax because if that complimentary condom should happen to fail, someone in the guidance office will gladly drive any girl over the age of 11 to the nearest available abortion clinic, just as soon as she downs that government-approved carton of low-fat milk.

Michelle reiterated that “we” (whoever that is) “can affect who they (we know who “they” are) will be forever.”

The whole emphasis on the government guiding food choices is troubling, because discussion over healthy food has the potential to be the perfect entree for liberals to commission public schools to prod, persuade and hold sway over other areas such as faith, political affiliation, and morality. With that in mind, Michelle Obama’s insistence on depositing government-funded “free” food into the stomachs of America’s children, perhaps in hopes of transporting liberal philosophy into their hearts, should alarm any American whose child eats breakfast and lunch in a public school.

Michelle the Menu Micromanager

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

Michelle Obama probably doesn’t like Red Lobster or the Olive Garden. It’s even possible she’s never eaten at either of them, and these days most certainly wouldn’t be caught dead doing so.  In fact, anytime the Obama Foodorama website mentions Michelle’s choice of cuisine, dining establishments, or ingested epicurean delicacies, they have yet to refer to franchise specials such as “Endless Shrimp” or post pictures of the first lady tucking into a “Never Ending Pasta Bowl.”

But lack of firsthand experience hasn’t stopped Mrs. Obama from breathing her healthful hot air all over America’s dinner plate in hopes of scraping our mashed potatoes into the garbage pail and replacing whipped butter and spud heaven with Shiitake mushrooms.

Even though Michelle tends to unabashedly frequent establishments that serve high-end, calorie-rich cuisine, she has nonetheless anointed herself the maven and monitor of healthful eating.  Thus, the first lady’s obvious double standard has delivered yet another initiative whose success is measured by the level of Obama hypocrisy it manages to expose.

When Michelle goes on vacation – which, by the way, is quite frequently – she justifies indulging in limitless portions of whatever she happens to crave. Thanks to a dire fiscal condition exacerbated by Mrs. Obama’s husband’s economic illiteracy, Americans who take staycations and choose to order a huge platter of fried Admiral’s Feast at Red Lobster may soon see the usual connect-the-dots placemats replaced by ones with Michelle’s scowling face, pointing her finger in stern disapproval.

From now on, Michelle Obama will be directly involved in how much Americans can eat at certain restaurants, even though they pay for the food with their own hard-earned money. For future reference, this same bureaucratic babysitting mentality vows to the public that when government pays for their healthcare, rationing will not be an issue.

If Michelle is determining portion control when it’s not costing the government a dime, it’s only a matter of time before Americans are meted out a limited number of pacemakers – after spending two years on a waiting list.

Coincidentally, there is a connection between health care reform, the “breakthrough [anti-French fry] moment” in the restaurant industry, and Michelle posing for “Let’s Move” photos while leaning over patrons slurping Minestrone Soup at Olive Garden, thinking, “Aah, for another plate of Botswana fried fat cakes.”

It seems  “Orlando-based Darden Restaurants [which includes, to name a few, Red Lobster and Olive Garden franchises] is getting a break on part of the health-care reform law requiring companies to significantly raise annual coverage limits for low-cost insurance plans starting next year.”  In exchange for taking the pictures of French fries off the menu at Red Lobster restaurants and replacing popular choices with mealy apples, an Obamacare waiver will be applied to 20% of Darden’s 174,000-person workforce.

The reasoning behind accepting waivers, changing the menu and joining hands with an elitist connoisseur who pushes carrot sticks in franchises while she enjoys Ancho Chile Braised Short Ribs, Hominy & Wild Mushroom Sauté at gourmet restaurants, is that “Obamacare is bad for business.”

Apparently, Darden Restaurants considers it better business to “nudge” menu choices in a predetermined direction by defaulting “all kids’ meals [to] automatically come with a side of fruit or vegetables and eight ounces of 1 percent milk unless an adult requests a substitute.”

Thanks to Mrs. Obama, who allows her two girls to eat fried shrimp baskets and hot fudge sundaes on vacation, America’s children will find that when it’s treat time for them, “French fries and sugar-sweetened beverages will become the exception and not the rule.”

The first lady’s influences is so far-reaching that “The government soon will begin requiring restaurants with 20 or more locations, along with bakeries, grocery stores, convenience stores and coffee chains, to include clear calorie counts on their menus.” Which means the line outside the Magnolia Bakery will be a tad longer if Mrs. Obama spends time reading the side panel of the cupcake box on her next whirlwind New York City candy/pizza/spare rib tasting tour.

According to a report in March, “at least 1,000 companies have already been granted Obamacare waivers – and the legislation hasn’t even been fully implemented.” In the near future, there will be all sorts of businesses, as will Darden Restaurants, who will find out that Obama’s policies are either going to cost them money in healthcare benefits, or cost them money in lost customers. In the freedom department, the Obamacare waiver is destined to turn into a Faustian bargain.

The harsh reality will set in when businesses grapple with Americans refusing to have their portions restricted by certain controlling political figures whose BMI and feminine girth shout hypocrite.  Free people are bound to shake off the socialist shackles of rules and regulations inspired by Obama representatives like the first lady, who busily goes about imposing Draconian restrictions on everyone else’s eating habits while disregarding her own edicts.

If having choices and portions dictated by Michelle Obama in a restaurant that made a deal with the Obamacare devil means eating only what is approved by a woman with a voracious appetite for luxurious cuisine, then it’s just a matter of time before America takes a pass on the “Endless/Never Ending” offerings of whatever Darden Restaurants are serving.

Michelle the Menu Micromanager, Darden Restaurants, and the Nanny State are almost certainly about to find out that if given a choice, Americans will always choose a “Never Ending Bowl” whose portions government diktats, try as they might, will never control: the one filled to the brim and overflowing with freedom.

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