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Obama’s MyPlate Solution to Violent Extremism

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Liberals love logos. Liberal politicians who were formerly academics love visual-learning tools even more. After all, what’s better than a PowerPoint presentation that boils the complicated and serious down to a five- or six-point slide show incorporating progressive problem-solving propositions?

For instance, in 2010 Michelle Obama was aggressively haranguing the feds to change dietary guidelines. To help the incompetent masses choose foods that the first lady felt we should all be eating whether we like it or not, the USDA website introduced MyPlate, and for Spanish-speaking illegals currently on food stamps, MiPlato.

MyPlate was an elementary-looking multi-colored wheel-type logo that was divided into food groups.  The goal of the MyPlate initiative was to remind dimwitted Americans that Mama Obama knows best, and just like coloring within the lines with crayons is recommended, when it comes to food it is also recommended to stay within the boundaries of Michelle’s off-kilter wedges.

The MyPlate logo even included a fork, which may have been a friendly reminder that the government advises against eating with one’s hands.

Currently, MyPlate drives America’s public school lunch program and is the reason calorically-deprived children are tweeting photos of hideous and unpalatable government-approved lunches, accompanied by the sarcastic hashtag #thanksMichelleObama, at the rate of about 40 per minute.

Meanwhile, parents of the children complaining about the foul hot dog rolls are on their own, and based on their BMIs are not even close to adhering to MyPlate government guidelines. Unfortunately, just like those who oppose submitting to the notoriously “skimpy… moldy… mysterious” ObamaCare mandates, resistance is futile, which is why efforts to rein in the defiant are being kicked up a notch.

The feds are now advising, in a nice way of course, that Americans, for their own good, adopt a “plant-based diet.”

To ensure that advice takes root, government has gone from making friendly suggestions to officially “transforming our food system.” In other words, those responsible for the liberal “culture of death” are now promoting themselves as authorities on a “culture of health.”

According to the 571-page Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) report submitted to Health and Human Services (HHS), the keepers of ObamaCare, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the co-conspirators in the failed MyPlate initiative, “Government at local, state, and national levels, the health care system, schools, worksites, community organizations, businesses, and the food industry all have critical roles in developing creative and effective solutions.”

Judging from the dietary dissertation, a word to the wise: Keep within the confines of Michelle’s friendly food wedges, because the government has plans to mete out punishment for disobedience by taxing desserts and imposing trained obesity “interventionists” at worksites. In addition, there are plans to electronically monitor the length of time couch potatoes spend in front of the television, which is data bureaucrats undoubtedly plan to analyze when deciding whether to grant or deny medical treatment.

One might call the “plant-based” initiative community-organized food policing.

And while all this kindly government-logo-embellished, food-counseling central control is disturbing enough, an even more alarming state of affairs concerning violent extremism employs a similar kind of nonsense to deal with the problem of terrorism.

While ISIS/ISIL marauds its way toward Europe, chopping off heads, immolating caged men, and raping and selling little girls into slavery, in Washington DC the White House feverishly worked on the problem by hosting a summit to counter violent extremism in America.

Curiously, Obama’s solutions do not include tracking terrorists who harbor “legitimate grievances” with the same intensity as it does hunting down sugar and salt-eating sofa spuds, nor does it suggest dispatching workplace “interventionists” to monitor and apprehend those plotting to blow up shopping malls and elementary schools.

Utilizing a similar government template to the one that has repeatedly failed, Barack Obama and the U.S. State Department must be hoping to eradicate violent extremism without offending actual violent extremists. So dedicated are they to that end, and to rooting out Bible-toting “bitter clingers,” the political-correctness-obsessed White House called in a Muslim imam to open the summit with a prayer directed at finding and rehabilitating every terrorist — except the Islamic kind.

Then the community organizer and the U.S. State Department came up with an expressive #CVESummit optic that at first glance resembles the crown of thorns worn by the God worshipped by menacing right-wing Christian conservative types.

However, for the average godless American the simplistic logo bears a resemblance to the familiar healthy-eating Michelle Obama MyPlate which, in circular format, recommends incorporating fruits, grains, protein, vegetables, and dairy into one’s diet.

The violent extremist emblem seems to imply that concern, compassion, and warm hugs result in fewer severed heads.

The problem is that while the proposed violent extremism resolution presented a buffet of friendly ideas, for some reason conference participants, including the president, chose to omit language that identified the truly imminent danger – genocidal Islamic fanatics.

Instead, on the community level, it proposed disarming the Obama and DHS-perceived domestic right-wing extremist threat via communicating, engaging, mentoring, educating, partnering with, and, above all, affectionately supporting jihadi wannabes.

Much like equal portions of protein and carbs, the Obama ‘Solution to Violent Extremism’ circle of love incorporates coffee klatching; sitting on a park bench chatting; expressing ‘I-♥-terrorists’ sentiments; sharing one of those moldy Michelle Obama school lunches; emailing, or better yet, “partnering” with violent extremists, the latter of which might require Sandra Fluke-type government funding for the appropriate supplies.

As it turns out, just like everything central control touches, this newest logo-driven, feel-good endeavor is another pathetic foretelling of what will eventually be for the American people a disaster far worse than the government’s failed foray into healthy school lunches.

Regrettably, rather than further the Obama-food-police-espoused “culture of health,” Government Central has now refocused on yet another frivolous effort. This time though, with redesigned logos and more kitschy slogans, instead of confronting the lethal threat of Islamic terrorism, once again, Barack Obama is aiding and abetting the growing “culture of death.”

MY, MY, MY: Will ‘MyCart’ Make Way for ‘MyToilet’?

shop-300x180When liberals put the word “My” in front of anything connected to Obama or a policy associated with his wife Michelle, rest assured that the “My” is there as a ploy to convince the easily duped that accepting what has been chosen for them somehow equates to exercising the freedom of choice that no longer exists.

The “My” mentality was introduced during the 2008 election with the birth of mybarackobama.com. The mybarackobama.com tagline read “because it’s about YOU,” and was created by multitudes of Obama sycophants hoping to elect a man who’s proven it’s “all about him”, and has since expunged every iota of individuality from both supporters and critics alike.

Then there was a Michelle/USDA initiative called “MyPlate”, where the intent was to eliminate the food pyramid and replace it with a brightly-colored plate divvied up into portion-and-food choices for those who need a government overseer to instruct them like kindergarteners on what and how much they should be eating.

Trust me, the “Choose” in ChooseMyPlate.gov and the “My” in “MyPlate” have nothing to do with individual selection and everything to do with Mama Obama making food choices for confused, malnourished individuals who, whether they like Brussels sprouts or not, will learn to love Brussels sprouts.

And for those turning up their noses at cruciferous vegetables, word to the wise: even Barack Obama has warned, “you don’t want to get on the wrong side” of Michelle.

So for now, putting Michelle Obama’s Gestapo scare tactics aside, thus far the “My” inventiveness has been so unsuccessful that the feds have come with a new “My” that may soon be cruising down the pike…er, I mean the grocery aisle, and it’s called “MyCarts.”

In an effort to steer the pudgy clear of the Oreo Double Stuffs and inspire them to head straight for the shiitake mushrooms, “MyCarts” hopes to install $30,000 worth of talking shopping carts in supermarkets that can chat with sheep disguised as customers.

Read more at The Clash Daily

The Obamas: Chilidogs and Couture

Originally posted at American Thinker

In these perilous times, people accuse me of being obsessed with pap like Michelle and Barack Obama’s food and clothing. But it should be obvious that it’s not about the food or the clothes, it’s about double standards, arrogance and hypocrisy, all of which impact policy and governing, whether directly or indirectly.

The truth is, Mr. and Mrs. Obama are free to eat a side of beef every day and take two cargo planes full of couture everywhere they go if they want to. However, a problem arises when the first couple exercises a lifestyle that their policy edicts try to deny everyone else.

Case in point:  One day after ‘piece of the pie’ maven Michelle Obama “unveiled the USDA’s new nutritional plate,” Obama chose to eat outside the colored lines. The new pyramid replacement plate is split into four easy-to-follow sections – red for fruits, orange for grains, purple for protein, green, the largest section, for veggies, and a blue circular satellite for dairy.

Michelle and the USDA put their heads together and decided what, and how much, we should eat. One problem – Barry isn’t obeying, and if I had to guess, based on history, neither is Shelley.

Customarily, the day after an Obama directive is issued the President usually makes some sort of public announcement, in word or deed, exempting himself and his wife from what they demand from the rest of us. For example:  Ridicule SUV drivers and then soon after, gas up Air Force One and fly cross-country just to make a TV appearance or attend a fundraiser.

In this case, Michelle promoted healthy foods like quinoa and Brussels sprouts one day and the next day Obama brazenly stuffed his face with such a large hunk of chilidog that he made champion hot dog eaters Joey Chestnut and Kobayashi look like rank amateurs.

By choosing to eat at Rudy’s Hot Dog in Toledo, Ohio, Barack made yet another in a long list of symbolic exemptions for himself, except this time the statement took the form of two frankfurters smothered in chili and a pile of greasy, salty French fries.

Maybe between the “the house specialty chili dog, which comes with mustard, onion, chili sauce and cheese, and topped …with a bowl of chili and a portion of fries on the side,” Obama convinced himself he was eating protein, veggies, dairy and grain and by doing so was dutifully participating in Michelle’s healthy plate initiative.

After all, “The First Lady is renowned for her toned arms and vegetable patch.” Yet despite the organic fare in the White House garden the only sign of vegetables on her husband’s plate “appeared to be some fried onions.”

To compensate for straying off the reservation, Obama did try to balance the scales by offering a few dietary suggestions to Ohio representative Marcy Kaptur, who requested ketchup on her dog.  A mortified Obama, cheeks bulging with a gargantuan mouthful of chilidog, told Marcy, “By the way, as an aficionado of hot dogs, you shouldn’t put ketchup on hot dogs… I’m trying to teach my girls.”  Aficionado of hot dogs?

The cat is officially out of the bag. The Obama girls eat nitrate-infused ground mystery meat stuffed into pig-intestine casings, and we know this because Dad admitted he’s been advising Sasha and Malia on how to properly choose hot dog condiments.

Anyway, while America obediently tried to squeeze brown rice and tofu into purple and orange triangles, Obama “happily munched on the unhealthy meal before he visited the city’s Chrysler factory” where he was booed for reasons unrelated to the gas-inducing lunch.

So, as always, chilidogs and fried onion rings are not the issue; nor is it that Michelle wore designer Peter Som to launch the USDA’s MyPlate initiative.  What continues to be of concern is what is represented by the dichotomy of combining the unveiling of the food pyramid replacement with a rousing pig fest at Rudy’s Hot Dog joint. That type of superciliousness is the perfect embodiment of the Obamas’ arrogance and hypocrisy – and two chilidogs and a side of fries is just another in a long list of in-your-face examples to confirm the double standard.



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