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Gulp! Michelle Obama Defends Force-Feeding the Kids


michelle-o-lunch-300x180Originally posted at The Clash Daily

Absolutely appalled that anyone, let alone the public school system, would reject her dietary diktats, Mrs. Obama is now pushing back against those opposed to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and the mandatory school nutrition standards that accompanied the bill. As part of that shove back, Michelle recently granted an interview to Susannah Bradley of MSN’s Healthy Living.

Although the FLOTUS is trying to depict the School Nutrition Association (SNA) and certain members of Congress as the evil bad guys who want to serve candy and cake to kids for lunch, the truth is that they just want to grant schools more autonomy in deciding what to put on the lunch menu.

Lest we forget, autonomy is anathema to dictators.

That’s why Michelle, despite packing on a little caboose poundage herself since moving to the White House, feels it’s necessary for her to cure childhood obesity on her own. According to Mama Obama, the way to accomplish that is to insist that the food being served in schools participating in the school lunch program be nutrient-dense, calorically lacking, and completely tasteless.

It gets better – the FLOTUS is also ready to move from the cafeteria into the home by making government pronouncements instructing parents on how and what to feed their kids.

Using made-up stories as a tool of manipulation, Michelle told Susannah that “Before coming to the White House, [she] struggled, as a working parent with a traveling, busy husband, to figure out how to feed [her] kids healthy, and [she] didn’t get it right.”

What Mrs. Obama conveniently forgot to mention was that “Let’s Move!” ambassador Sam Kass, who is still the president’s personal chef, was also the family’s personal chef when they lived in Chicago. So what Mama Obama should have said is that their chef didn’t “get it right.”

When Michelle told Bradley that “Our pediatrician had to pull me aside and point out some things that were going wrong,” she was playing the pediatrician card. According to Michelle, Sasha and Malia’s BMIs troubled the mystery pediatrician.

Michelle told Susannah, “I thought to myself, if a Princeton and Harvard educated professional woman doesn’t know how to adequately feed her kids, then what are other parents going through who don’t have access to the information I have?”

Translation: If I – a brilliant Princeton/Harvard alumni – can’t properly instruct my personal chef on what to cook for two kids with scary BMIs, what are those idiots out there feeding their brats?

Having revealed that shameful state of affairs, Michelle then said:

When I first came to the White House, one of the first things I knew I wanted to take on was this issue, because now we know that there is a childhood obesity epidemic, and a lot of it comes from the fact that we have lost that core understanding of how to best nourish our kids.

Translation: Food control is the perfect Nanny State entrée into America’s private lives.

Despite Mama Obama’s haranguing, most of the broccoli florets and fiddlehead frittatas end up in the garbage. That’s why, unlike her husband, who found a way to force-feed America a mishmash of policy catastrophes, short of a mandated gastric feeding tube Michelle Obama has thus far been unable to force-feed the kids.

When Michelle said, “It’s so important for our schools to make the hard calls for our kids, because parents are struggling enough at home,” the liberal mindset prominently surfaced. Aren’t bureaucratic “hard calls” the intoxicating elixir liberal politicians live for, and isn’t that exactly how Barack Obama compensates for his stunning dictatorial ineptitude?

A lot like her husband, who loves to force-feed nasty stuff to unwilling Americans, the first lady stressed that “We have to be the ones in charge of what our kids eat. We have to set the tone and provide the examples, because what they learn now is what they’ll carry with them for the rest of their lives.”

“I want to make sure that my girls know what healthy meals look like and feel like,” said Michelle, “so that when they leave my home and go to college, they at least have the knowledge to make the best choices for themselves.”

Of all people, the FLOTUS shouldn’t be talking about tone-setting and example-providing. Moreover, the Obama ‘girls’ go to a $36K per-year private school that provides students with menu choices from “Classic” and “Vegetarian” entrées.

For added manipulation, Mrs. Obama claimed that the schools that submit to her Highness’s list of food options have improved test scores, kids clamoring to come to school every day, and disappearing disciplinary problems. Could it be that marinated beets have actually managed to suppress school gun violence in Chicago?

Either way, according to the FLOTUS, “It is our job as adults to make sure that our kids eat what they need, not what they want.” And isn’t that how we ended up with Obamacare? The POTUS, who knew better what Americans needed and couldn’t care less what Americans wanted, pushed his putrid policy on 300 million reluctant people?

Nevertheless, her Ivy League attitude notwithstanding, Mrs. Obama did humbly admit she’s culinarily ignorant.

In addition, the FLOTUS shared her opinion on the uneducated ignoramuses who don’t know how to feed their kids, revealed her fascination with gavage, and suggested that government needs to “lend a hand to the schools that are struggling, not roll back the standards and say, ‘Oh, well. The kids don’t like it so let them eat cake.’”

Really? Did Michelle Obama actually utter the words “let them eat cake?”

Michelle Obama: One ‘Busy Mother’

michelle-oabam-bangs_1358774298177_357672_ver1.0_320_240-300x225If anyone was wondering of late why Michelle has been sporting a youthful set of bangs, vacationing by herself, dancing to “All the Single Ladies” with Jimmy Fallon, or using exercise as an excuse to practice pole dancing moves, the truth may finally be out.

Seems Barry and Shelly may have gone the way of that other blissfully happy political power couple, Hill and Bill.

Recently, during an interview with a CBS affiliate in Vermont, Mrs. Obama, referring to herself, said, “Believe me, as a busy single mother — or, I shouldn’t say, ‘single.’ As a busy mother.”

Oops! Doesn’t a smart woman like Michelle realize that there is a big difference between “single” and “busy?”  Guess she does, because the first lady quickly corrected her Freudian slip by saying, “Sometimes when you’ve got the husband who’s president, it can feel a little single, but he’s there.”

Did Shelley mean to say “he’s there,” or he’s “out there?”  Or did she mean to say that while “he’s there,” it feels like he’s not there?

Either way, despite the peculiar blunder, the first lady did get the “mother” part correct.  She also got the “busy” part right, because if there’s one thing that’s true, Ms. Michelle Robinson-Obama is one busy-body-mother.  As for the “single” part, was that a slip of the tongue, wishful thinking, a throwback to 2000 when she allegedly threatened to divorce her loser husband, or did she accidentally blurt out factual, top-secret information?

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Michelle Obama Tells Letterman She’s a Blue Collar Gal from Chicago

Originally posted at Breitbart BIG Hollywood

Not until it was almost certain that Barack Obama would become the 44th President of the United States was Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama proud to be an American.

However, listening to her now, it’s quite clear that she’s always been proud to call the south side of Chicago home.

Recently, while making the talk show rounds, The First Lady appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Besides family dinnertime discussions about macroeconomics, Obama told Letterman that both she and President Obama work hard to “instill the values of south Chicago in their daughters.

If given the choice, the President and First Lady prefer to identify with the culture of a “toddlin’ town” that, besides Al Capone and deep-dish pizza, also introduced America to aging bomb-throwing domestic terrorists, racist/anti-Semitic reverends, a deeper understanding of community organizing, and a president who, above all, does Saul Alinsky proud.

According to Michelle, for the Obamas, Chicago is all about the values – so much so that when the family steps off the elevator, the second- and third-floor family residence of the White House magically transforms into the Windy City.

Michelle told a fawning Letterman that “what we want to have happen is when they get off that elevator and walk in to our residence that it feels like the south side of Chicago, the same values, the same rules, the same sense of responsibility.”

Working class. Blue collar. Joe and Jane Sixpack wearing matching Cubs hats.

If the first lady favors ideals unique to south Chicago over traditional American values, then why were the couple’s children, Sasha and Malia, skiing with Mom in Aspen in February when Chicago law enforcement logged in a whopping 18 homicides for that month alone?

Mrs. Obama explained further to an enthralled Letterman, who once said that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin resembles a “slutty flight attendant,” that around the family residence Chi-town standards of “kindness, empathy and respect” are always a must.

The fact that Mrs. Obama failed to address Letterman’s previous disrespectful, sexually perverted remarks about Piper Palin, who was Malia’s age at the time those comments were made, may mean that on Chicago’s south side, if it’s a conservative being attacked, it’s perfectly acceptable for “kindness, empathy and respect” to be excluded from the conversation.

A relaxed Michelle expounded on the idyllic values residing in the old neighborhood as compared to the tedious perks the Obamas presently endure as they struggle to survive in the lap of luxury.

Relating directly to the plight of the common folk, Michelle reminded America that back in Chicago, even though they lived in Hyde Park in a mansion valued to be worth $3 million and Sam Kass was their personal chef, the Obamas “didn’t have [butlers], you know. So, Barack and I really do work hard to, you know, figure out how you create those values in this other world that we know nothing about.”

All right now, hold it right there. America has been handed a lot of poppycock for three years, but are we now supposed to, you know, believe that haute couture-wearing, $4 million Christmas-vacationing Michelle Obama is trying to, you know, create a south side of Chicago atmosphere on the second and third floor of the White House and is doing it by making sure that Sasha and Malia, when they’re not, you know, vacationing in Spain or Mexico, “have chores to do?”

And is America also supposed to believe that nouveau riche Michelle and her husband are, you know, living in a strange world that, you know, they know nothing about?

Guess so, because she told Letterman that Chicago values are a must for Sasha and Malia, and that these are the “things that we can give them … that [are] more important than anything that they’ll have.”

Then, quite by accident, the First Lady shed light on the source of the President’s ideological approach to governing. While discussing her daughters, Mrs. Obama actually admitted to Letterman that, just like they’ve done to America for the last three years, if Sasha and Malia refuse to obey them, Michelle and Barack just say “Give me that” and “take their stuff away.”

Gardening with Michelle

There’s no question Michelle Obama is a trendsetter.  The First Lady’s presence on the national scene has impacted fashion, and first and foremost international travel. Michelle is also an outspoken proponent of healthy living and a forceful encourager of eating locally grown vegetables. In an effort to persuade Americans to grow their own string beans, Michelle has decided to branch out and share the joy of White House gardening.

Aside from dyeing the water in the fountain on the South Lawn shamrock green for St. Patrick’s Day, at the first harvest of her backyard garden Mrs. Obama shared: “The planting of this garden was one of the first things I wanted to do as First Lady here at the White House.” That must be why after moving into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, following the spring thaw Michelle ripped up the South Lawn and planted a kitchen garden.

Although Mrs. Obama fancies herself an expert on growing arugala, the truth is that it’s unlikely the woman ever planted so much as a tomato. Michelle admitted she “never had a vegetable garden,” but “recalled that the idea for this one came from her experiences as a working mother trying to feed her daughters, Malia and Sasha, a good diet.”

Remember America’s newest First Lady strutting out to the South Lawn, spade in hand, getting her hands dirty and doing it with style?  Who can forget Michelle vowing, with a laugh, that “Virtually the entire Obama family, including the president, will pull weeds, ‘whether they like it or not.’”

Now, after showing up for “kitchen garden” photo-ops twice a year, at planting and harvest, Mrs. Obama has signed a book deal with Crown Publishing to expound on her personal experience as a seasoned gardener.  The book will also include “family recipes” served up hot on the table by the Obamas’ private chef, Sam Kass, who came from Chicago and now cooks “family recipes” for the Obamas at the White House.

Sorry to say, Michelle writing an instructional book on gardening is sort of like an agoraphobic preaching about the benefits of the great outdoors.  As for the home cooked “family recipes” – it’s best not to go there.

Crown publishing said in a release: “In her book, Mrs. Obama will tell the story of the garden she has established on the South Lawn of the White House and explore how improved access to fresh, locally grown food can promote healthier eating habits for families and communities.”

The announcement was made in conjunction with “Mrs. Obama’s planting event, timed to maximize free publicity with pictures of Washington DC school children helping Mrs. Obama plant the garden.”

Following her husband’s example, the First Lady will employ a “ghostwriter” who will help write the photo-filled hardcover publication. When it comes to gardening, proper timing is imperative, which is why the untitled book will be released just prior to the 2012 election season with plans for all proceeds to be donated to charity.

Rest assured, in printed word, America’s First Gardener will strongly recommend to those who tend toward prepared food that it’s time to follow her example and pull on a pair of $500 Tory Burch gardening boots, head out back, turn up the lawn and plant soon-to-be FDA-food-safety-regulated spinach seeds.

Only good can come of it.  When Mrs. Obama first “broke ground,” who would have thought that a few carefully placed kale seeds would sprout into a “Let’s Move” anti-obesity campaign where baby carrots would replace peanut butter cookies in school cafeterias across the nation?  Now the effort stands to place Michelle Obama in the company of famous female author/gardeners.

Question: Are the gardening-impaired supposed to believe Michelle’s expertise has developed so much over the past two years that despite hardly ever being home, she manages to oversee an intricate, complex horticultural operation? After all, it does take commitment. The White House “four-season enterprise” has “multiple plantings through the year and ‘hoop houses’ erected in the winter to warm the soil and protect the plants from the weather.”

Purportedly, the First Lady personally provides her family with bushels full of fresh pickings year ‘round from the “produce of the garden–and a nearby beehive.” The beehive produces honey for health-conscious home brewed beer and for drizzling on 600-calorie desserts.  Michelle alleges the harvest is so bountiful that some of the produce is donated to Miriam’s Kitchen, not to be confused with the Capital Area Food Bank, made famous when Mrs. Obama handed out groceries to the homeless in $545 Lanvin sneakers.

The White House “organic garden” is planted “in raised beds fertilized with White House compost, crab meal from the Chesapeake Bay, lime and green sand. Ladybugs and praying mantises … control harmful bugs.”   Now, prior to the First Lady’s publication of her book, America is finding out that Michelle having an “organic garden” is a “key misconception.”

With a third planting underway, it has been disclosed “Mrs. Obama’s garden was never, ever an organic garden, as defined under federal guidelines.”  In fact, no one knows for sure if anyone actually ate so much as a leaf of lettuce from the actual garden.

In 2009 it seemed as if Michelle’s “organic dream [was] dashed by a nasty toxic legacy lurking in the soils of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It turns out that a previous Presidential gardening team had used sewage sludge for fertilizer.” Which chapter in the ‘Gardening with Michelle’ book will discuss the pros and cons of using concentrated sewage for fertilizer?

Sludge is “a stinking, sticky, dark-grey to black paste, it’s everything homeowners, hospitals and industries put down their toilets and drains.” Michelle’s sludge was left behind by the Clinton gardeners, a revelation that gives new meaning to “locally grown” and most definitely explains why Michelle insists on wearing boots.

Who knows – maybe sometime between 2009 and 2011, a bulldozer beep alerted dutiful weed puller Barack to move aside so the contaminated soil could be removed and the kiddies could safely eat the beets Barry hates.

Regardless, contaminated sludge or no sludge, this year shamrocks will make green the garden, not the fountain, and Michelle will likely be honorary cover girl for the Herb Companion and Organic Gardening.  The First Lady’s book is sure to be a home farming bible for unemployed Americans with no money for food and nothing to do.  Soon, across the nation, everyone will be planting rhubarb, doing the “growing dance” and hoping to God, in light of past toxic waste problems, that this season Bo, the First Dog, will steer clear of the White House pea patch.

Michelle Obama Nourishes Hillary’s ‘Village’ – American Thinker Blog – February 11, 2010



Originally posted on American Thinker Blog

Two years after appearing on Larry King Live Michelle Obama returned as First Lady to discuss inspiring FLOTUS initiatives.  Other than Larry’s strange hair color overall the interview seemed uneventful.  However, “for those who have ears to hear” a disingenuous Michelle delivered more then just a dietary diatribe. Listening closely to the King interview Michelle had some very peculiar things to say.

Unbeknownst to sycophantic Larry King, Shelley’s anti-obesity campaign stands poised to marshal herds of children into Hillary’s still sparsely settled “village.” The First Lady knows that for the national service corps to become reality healthy children, not corpulent corpses, ensure contenders to the ranks. The utopian community Michelle imagines teams with slender children;  “raised not just by their parents, but also by society… schools and the government.”

Exhibiting uncharacteristic candidness during the interview the First Lady invited America into the vacated kitchen at 5046 S. Greenwood Avenue, sharing with Larry Chicago-living consumption challenges. As two hard working parents Michelle claimed for years both she and Barry failed to provide the family with healthy food choices.

Michelle’s assertion was curious based on the fact that Windy City living for the Obama’s included personal chef, Sam Kass who supposedly has a “particular interest in healthy…local food.” Kass was featured on the Biggest Loser, yet Michelle told the captivated Larry King the “uptick” in her daughter’s BMI, alarming a Chicago pediatrician, occurred while consuming Sam-food.

Then, failing to mention Kass’s involvement, the First Lady contended the girls slimmed down after, weekday desserts were eliminated; the harried couple providing “fresh squeezed juices” and family night conversations revolving around the evils of “processed foods.”

Michelle agreed with Larry that childhood weight issues are a “delicate subject.” To spare embarrassment, the First Lady never broached the girl’s weight directly suggesting only, “We have to change how we eat.”  However, now as representative of an anti-podgy kiddy campaign, in conjunction with a national taskforce, Michelle feels it necessary to “personalize” the message by sharing Sasha and Malia’s prepubescent weight struggles with the whole country.

Michelle said small dietary changes worked because both daughters “Wouldn’t go for absolutes [emphasis mine].” Then when Larry asked about the possibility of health care not being accomplished Michelle replied, “Doing nothing is absolutely [emphasis mine] not an option.”

Healthy eating maven Michelle continued to exhibit delusional opinions throughout the interview, starting with the assertion that Barack “stays humble.” Mrs. Obama also claimed to know little about the Tea Party movementmade up of people from all political parties, claiming to stay focused only on “issues that have no political party.”  The First Lady also applauded Barack’s “important steps and quick smart strategic thinking,” for saving America from the “brink of an inevitable depression.”

Relishing private time behind closed doors in the White House family residence, a First Lady who avoids maternal absolutes provided Larry a litany of absolutes to address chunky-child issues for Americans to follow in the privacy of their homes. “Turn off the TV, eat dinner together, provide structured bed time, cut down portion sizes, turn on the radio and dance ‘til you sweat, walk to school and run up and down the stairs.”

Michelle’s King interview, lacked consistent sincerity, but had one ray of candor amidst prevarications and partial truths. The First Lady readily agreed with Larry King’s evaluation of her superior intelligence perking up saying, “I’m very smart but I like to limit my intake to things I can control.”  How true Michelle, how very, very true.

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