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Coca-Cola Must Go, but Condoms Can Stay!

Coca-Cola

Originally posted at The Blacksphere

Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (the food stamp guy) are at it again, and Coca-Cola is in the cross-hairs!

This time the “Smart Snack Squad” are “straining out gnats and swallowing camels” by announcing and instituting “school wellness standards” that focus only on food.

In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) “Smart Snacks in Schools,” regulations mandated by the first lady’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 are in the process of being instituted.

What does that mean?

It means that the same people who feel it’s necessary to make sure school kids get free condoms are about to dictate how food can and cannot be marketed on school premises.

Snacks deemed “unhealthy” by Mrs. Obama and the feds are henceforth banned in perpetuity from public school grounds. So the condom machines can stay, but the First Amendment and the soda machines must go.

About the proposal, a representative of the USDA had this to say:

“Ensuring that unhealthy food is not marketed to children is one of the first lady’s top priorities; that is why it is so important for schools to reinforce the importance of healthy choices and eliminate marketing of unhealthy products.”

The proposal does allow the promotion of food and drink products, but only those that meet snack standards, which includes nothing besides “plain water…unflavored low fat milk,” and 100% fruit juice.  Yippee!

Thankfully, high school students (who the snack standard posse has no objection to having sex in the school parking lot during recess or getting a ride to the abortion clinic in the school van if need be) can only have soda that has fewer than 60 calories.

So, along with the Bible, patriotic t-shirts, and Pop Tarts that can be chewed into the shape of a handgun, brand name snack treats are now barred.  No more Coca-Cola or Pepsi in vending machines or anywhere else, including book covers and computer screensavers.

“[The] USDA is committed to working closely with students, parents, school stakeholders, and the food and beverage industries,” said Tom Vilsack, “to implement the new guidelines and make the healthy choice, the easy choice for America’s young people.”

Vilsack also said the marketing rules would ensure that school environments promote what sex-obsessed control-freak liberals consider “healthy choices.”

Michelle ‘Food Cop’ Obama had this to say about the proposal:

“The idea here is simple—our classrooms should be healthy places where [after sex education class] kids aren’t bombarded with ads for junk food.”

Mrs. Obama was adamant that school, where every other religious and moral conviction imparted by a parent is undone, shouldn’t be a place where, “When parents are working hard to teach their kids healthy habits at home…[it]… shouldn’t be undone by unhealthy messages at school.”

The obvious contradiction here is that liberals like Michelle Obama and Tom ‘Food Stamp’ Vilsack are busy policing food ads and directing food choices, but ideologically the group they run with simply refuses to address the sexual activities of school-aged children.

In fact, while the feds are pushing carrot juice and celery sticks, their liberal policies proudly facilitate premarital sex, encourage underage sexual experimentation, and applaud promiscuity.

The argument is that sex is a primal urge, and kid’s are gonna do it anyway.  Oh, so that’s why it’s all about the snacks and never about the sex.

Yeah but don’t kids eat?

Follow me on this one. Is there any more primal a drive than the will to survive? And isn’t it true that in order to survive one needs to eat?

Therefore, if given the choice between eating and having sex, most human beings would eat. That’s why, if you can stop people from eating certain things, shouldn’t it be even easier to stop people from doing certain things?

Which poses the question: Why do liberals make the effort to control food promiscuity in children but absolutely refuse to address underage sexual promiscuity?

If influencing kids to make “healthy choices” simply entails limiting messages that sell unhealthy food and beverages to children, why not experiment with limiting all those government-approved messages that encourage young people to behave immorally.

What is worse for an emotionally and physically immature kid underage sex, or a can of Pringles and a Mountain Dew?

It’s obvious that liberals like to pick and choose what guidelines to promote to ‘help’ America’s young people make the “easy choice” to do what’s right.

If sexual behavior cannot be controlled then neither can food choices.

But if food choices can be controlled, which is what Mrs. Obama claims, then liberals could also stress making moral choices – but don’t!

Beyoncé’s 1,000 Cans of Cancer-Causing Pepsi Campaign

DV1390421Originally posted at The Blacksphere

It’s so confusing.  Michelle Obama and Beyoncé are good friends.

Beyoncé danced in Michelle’s “Let’s Move” healthy kids video where she boogied in hot pants, an off-the-shoulder baggy blouse, and green high-heeled sneakers to convince children that exercise is a good thing.  Meanwhile, Michelle Obama takes every chance she gets to harangue Americans into drinking water and converting to veg-fruitarianism.

Then Beyoncé wanders off the reservation and signs a $50 million deal to push Pepsi-Cola on unsuspecting people who follow Queen Bey like she’s a reincarnation of Jesus.

Doesn’t Mrs. Carter know that a mere eight fluid ounces of Pepsi has 28 grams of evil, processed sugar?  Let’s not even discuss 20 fluid ounces, which ratchets up the sugar content to 69 grams.  Can’t Michelle come out of her self-inflicted prison cell at the White House long enough to discuss with Beyoncé how Pepsi contributes to America’s ballooning obesity problem?

Now, as if diabetes, obesity, and Pepsi-induced death weren’t enough, we come to find out that a fetching caramel-colored diva named Beyoncé is hawking a product with cancer-causing caramel coloring that includes a carcinogen in its formula called 4-methylimidazole, or 4-Mel.

Thankfully, Beyoncé-endorsed 4-Mel is not found in Pepsi drinks sold in California. However, the sleuths over at The Center for Environmental Health tested the soda and found that drinks outside of California still have 4-Mel in nine out of 10 products.

The FDA, which is working hand-in-hand with Michelle Obama’s effort to purge Doritos from vending machines, maintains that a person would have to drink more than 1,000 cans of soda a day to reach the doses that have shown links to cancer in rodents.

Yeah, but isn’t the gist of what Mrs. Obama has been saying for four years, a la Michael ‘Nanny’ Bloomberg, that 32 ounces of soda a day will kill you dead from other types of dread diseases? So what’s the difference – 32 ounces or 32,000 ounces, you’re still a victim of a soda-induced demise.

The difference is that liberals prove once again that they are colossal charlatans.  They push healthy eating and drinking in videos, on speaking junkets, and regulate everything they can think of and get away with.  Then one of the inner circle signs $50 million dollar endorsement deal for the very soda they claim is unhealthy for children to drink, and everything changes.

People like Beyoncé can show up on television commercials marketing what Michelle Obama has removed from soda machines in school cafeterias, and the silence from the people carting away sugary drinks from school grounds is downright deafening.

This phenomenon is indicative of classic fried fat cake fakery, where Inmate Number 1600, otherwise known as Michelle Obama, and friends dictatorially impose restrictions on everyone and then establish an entirely different code of food and drink guidelines for themselves.

Then, despite what the food and fitness Nazis are unwilling to overlook in others, if a friend, like sexy billionaire temptress Beyoncé, stands to earn $50 million peddling carcinogenic soda pop to kids who emulate her every move, the FDA and Mrs. Obama look the other way.

Jay and Bey, America’s Cultural and Educational Ambassadors

  Originally posted at Clash Daily

800px-NFL-Chicago-Bears-FamilyEvidently, Beyoncé’s $50 million deal with Pepsi didn’t upset anti-soda pop Michelle enough to stand in the way of the hip-hop/pop star lovebirds obtaining a government okay to travel to Cuba to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. Heck, the Carters’ $4 million Obama 2012 campaign donation might even be worth granting the Duke and Duchess of Hublot a romantic jaunt to Tehran or Pyongyang.

Although America enforces sanctions against Castro’s regime and Cuba is guilty of racial discrimination, violating human rights, and holding approximately 11 million people in perpetual poverty, Mr. and Mrs. Carter apparently couldn’t imagine a dreamier locale to exchange traditional fifth wedding anniversary gifts of silver and (I’m not even gonna go there) wood.

Cuban-born representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) disagree. The representatives are concerned, not so much that chanteuse Beyoncé’s hairdo might cause a neck sprain, but that the trip “fell a foul of Cold War-era restrictions on Americans’ travel to Cuba.”

The apprehension was that American billionaires throwing around wads of cash with special permission by government muckety-mucks would set a bad precedent and impart the foreign currency the oppressive communist regime sorely needs. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which administers and enforces trade and US economic sanctions against targeted foreign countries like Cuba, reassured Diaz-Balart and Ros-Lehtinen that the Jay and Bey“ green light” was government-granted.

Unimpressed, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s response was “I wish that they would have a little more common sense and understanding and solidarity with the suffering of the Cuban people” who, the congress woman stressed,“ want freedom, and Beyoncé and Jay-Z are there to have a good time.”

However, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, for one to use “common sense,” one must possess” common sense.” Moreover, in case it’s eluded you, recently the “good time” Carters’ BFFs shuttered the White House to commoners, while inside they behaved like Tudor monarchs being amused by “Memphis Soul Night” jesters.

Yet the idealistic Ros-Lehtinen still maintains that“[n]o one is above the law, even if you are the diva Beyoncé … famous and rich, and Jay-Z, everybody loves him, too. Terrific. But no one’s above the law.” Ileana! Again, where’ve you been for the last four years?

Clearly, Ros-Lehtinen feels that “There are a lot of better places” the couple could have celebrated and not fed what she calls” a monstrous regime.” Agreed! If “Che-obsessed” Jay and bodacious bride Bey were only interested in “feeding a monstrous regime,” they could have stayed home.

Florida senator Marco Rubio, another vocal critic of Cuba tourism, has said that “Cuba is not a zoo where you pay an admission ticket and you go in and you get to watch people living in cages to see how they are suffering.” In response to the “Carter Anniversary Sightseeing Tour”, Rubio is calling on Cuban guayabera-wearing Obama for answers. Sorry Marco, but getting answers is about as likely as accessing you-know-who’s college transcripts.

Although originally it was reported that the vacation was licensed by the Treasury Department and that the couple traveled as “cultural ambassadors,” that story changed.

Obama’s Assistant Treasury Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Alastair Fitzpayne, wrote to Ros-Lehtinen and Diaz-Balbart, saying, “It is our understanding that the travelers in question traveled to Cuba pursuant to an educational exchange trip organized by a group authorized by OFAC to sponsor and organize programs to promote people-to-people contact in Cuba.”

“People-to-people contact?” To shield herself from fans and paparazzi, Beyoncé had taxpayer-funded Secret Service protect her while emerging from a Japanese restaurant.

Fitzpayne, who served as a senior policy advisor to Chicago’s bastion of honesty, Rahm Emanuel, mentioned that the OFAC “does not request the identities of the travelers on each trip.” Then Fitzpayne noted that“ organizations holding people-to-people licenses must certify in writing to OFAC that any travel that they conduct will consist of a full-time schedule of educational activities that will result in meaningful interaction between the travelers and individuals in Cuba.”

Beyoncé Knowles an educational diplomat? Talk show host Wendy Williams once said that when she talks, “Beyoncé sounds like she has a fifth grade education.” In England, Beyoncé remarked, “Y’all are so cute and y’all talk so proper over here. I love England.” So now salsa dancing in a Cuban nightclub has officially been renamed “educational activity?”

On behalf of Michelle, Beyoncé may be teaching los Cubanos how to use locally grown organic produce in their diet, and reminding them that paddling an “Esperanza” from Cuba to Florida, although great exercise, is not a substitute for “Move Your Body.”

To usher in the birth of Blue Ivy, Beyoncé spent $1,700 a night on a round-the-clock, one-on-one nursing care executive maternity suite at Manhattan’s Lenox Hill Hospital. Quality healthcare experiences like that are fertile topics of discussion for Beyoncé and Castrocare mommies.

Thankfully, high school dropout and “people-to-people” person Jay-Z is not communist-averse, Cuban or otherwise. After all, he did contemplate rapping with communist co-majority owner of the New Jersey Nets, Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov, at the Barclay Center. Prokhorov could have taught Shawn how 350 bottles of $300-a-bottle Armand de Brignac Brut Gold can be stacked to create an impressive tower, a perfect educational lesson for Cuban “island prisoners.”

Ros-Lehtinen continues to maintain that if the “king and queen of Cuba’s” vacation is “classified as an educational exchange trip, then … the Obama Administration is not serious about denying the Castro regime an economic lifeline that US tourism will extend to it.” Ya’ think? Ros-Lehtinen also observed that she didn’t see “any evidence of how this scam endeavor will help… human rights activists [who] engage in hunger strikes …to become independent of the regime.”

That’s because human rights and independence from oppressive regimes is not what this trip was about. The purpose of the “educational exchange trip” was to have Beyoncé teach Cuban women how “Sasha Fierce” they can look in designer sunglasses, and for Fedora-wearing Shawn Carter to prove to Cuban men that it’s possible to smoke a Cuban cigar and walk at the same time.

 

 

Chaos and Carnage Outside a Mexican Pepsi Bottling Plant

mexicoOriginally posted at Clash Daily

The “place of eternal formation and fertility of flower buds,” also known as Uruapan, is located in the Mexican state of Michoacán and is home to avocado farms, a monarch butterfly sanctuary, and a Pepsi bottling plant. That is why having to pass seven corpses propped up on plastic picnic chairs in the middle of a traffic circle would definitely put a damper on anyone’s day.

That’s right. Dropped in the center of the city, seven men aged 15 to 40 who had been tortured and shot in the head were neatly positioned in lawn chairs with notes anchored to their chests – not with a safety pin, but with ice picks! The Post-Its did not say “Note to self: bring home a quart of milk.” Quite the contrary – all seven messages read: “Warning! This will happen to thieves”, except for the one that said “Warning! This will happen to thieves, kidnappers, sex offenders and extortionists.”

All of the alleged car washers were shot execution-style, but only some of the victims had their hands and feet bound. Those victims were probably the ones who were refusing to cooperate before having their brains blown out. Nonetheless, it goes without saying – Pepsi or no Pepsi, it looks like these fellows made either the La Familia Michoacana or the Los Caballeros Templarios very, very angry.

Although quite a sight, the Pepsi Seven weren’t the only murders in Mexico in recent days. In a neighboring town called Guerrero, the body count climbed to 14 when seven more people were shot to death in the Hotel Restorants Vegas bar in the Ciudad Altamirano region of Tierra Caliente.

According to authorities, “Fast and Furious” masked men armed with AK-47s arrived in trucks, burst into the bar and opened fire, gunning down nine people, leaving two alive in critical condition.  Although the stories vary as to the identity of those killed, most agree that among the dead were four civilians and three off-duty federal agents. That time, no notes were left behind.

The noncombatant patrons were likely innocent victims of a confrontation between armed gunmen and federal agents who, after being followed to a bank, sought refuge in the bar of the nearby hotel. The assassins followed them in and shot up the place, messing up the bar, shattering bottles of Mexican beer, and ruining everyone’s evening.

Over the last seven years, about 70,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence attributed to drug cartels. The Mexican government “estimates that at least another 26,000 have ‘disappeared’ in that same period.”

Abductions and fatal gunshot wounds aside, the mode of execution that garners the most attention is beheading. The fine art of head removal, sometimes with a steak knife and sometimes with a chainsaw, made its debut and picked up speed in Uruapan, Michoacán, home of the Pepsi Seven, after armed men in masks rolled five heads onto the dance floor of a bar as a warning to a rival gang. That special delivery also came with a note that said the act was “divine justice” on behalf of “the family.”

If you think finding seven dead bodies in an intersection is disturbing, try having your line dancing interrupted by heads rolling across the dance floor right in the middle of a well-executed synchronized dance step.

Decapitations increased during Felipe Calderon’s presidency. In 2011 between January and November, there were 493 beheadings and dismemberments directly attributed to the Zetas, who got the idea to remove heads from bodies after they mimicked al-Qaeda and received training from Kaibiles, a Guatemalan Special Forces squad.

While a gory sight to see, at least the Pepsi Seven didn’t have their faces peeled off, sewn onto soccer balls, and delivered to city hall in plastic bags. That’s what happened in Sinaloa in 2010 to Hugo Hernandez. Poor Hugo gave new meaning to the concept of being unable to “hold it together.” The deceased man’s torso was “found in a plastic container in a separate location from another box that contained his arms, legs and skull” and was also accompanied by a note that said “Happy New Year, because this will be your last.”

After Enrique Pena Nieto replaced Felipe Calderon as Mexico’s new president, he vowed to quell the chaos and carnage. Yet by mid-February of this year the bodies were really beginning to pile up, as 2,243 individuals had already been murdered in cartel-related incidents.

Granted, the lawn chair lineup was a shocking thing to discover, especially at 5:30 in the morning. However, in the overall scheme of things, intact corpses with their heads and faces still attached is a vast improvement over the bloodshed and butchery that Mexico has endured for the past six years. As for those seven bodies found outside the Pepsi plant in Uruapan, well, unfortunately for them that ‘Pepsi Day’ they had hoped for didn’t turn out quite like they expected.

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

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