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MICHELLE O’S OUTRAGED! Defiling Children w/ Tic Tacs

tic-tac-300x180Originally posted at Clash Daily

When it comes to what she can and cannot eat, rest assured Mrs. Obama is the one giving the directives, not the one taking them. Yet the woman who, often on a whim, indulges in all manner of Epicurean treats, has taken it upon herself to officially transform America’s public schools into Fat Camp.

Thanks to Mrs. Obama’s school lunch/snack restrictions, one million students have opted out and are choosing to forego buying lunch at school. In addition, the school lunch regulations create more than $1 billion in wasted food per year because students are tossing away the fruit and vegetables they’ve been forced to put on their lunch trays but do not want to eat.

Diane Zipay, director of nutritional services for the Westside School District in Omaha, Nebraska, had this to say about the federal snack rules that now apply to school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program: “I think we’ve gone too far, too fast. And I don’t think it’s a real-world environment. We might have changed the school but we haven’t changed the child or our world.”

Ms. Zipay’s insightful statement that “We might have changed the school but we haven’t changed the child or our world” is so true. Michelle Obama, who likely doesn’t allow anyone to force her to do anything, has made forcing people to do things they don’t want to do her signature policy goal.

The problem is, forcing people changes nothing. Instead, it generally exacerbates the problem.

Moreover, it’s also clear that Michelle Obama is unaware of the difference between what you eat and what you say and do, which Jesus pointed out in Matthew 15:17-19 when He said:

Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, and blasphemies.

To put it bluntly, Mrs. Obama and her federal Fat Camp dictates are hyper-focused on “whatever enters the mouth” and what “goes into the stomach,” and not at all interested in what really defiles a child. While monitoring what goes into children’s mouths, it’s become a federally-funded objective to defile children with things other than food.

Lest we forget, Michelle Obama is of the same ilk as those who, while supporting unrestricted access, without parental notification, to abortion services for young girls, simultaneously argue that snack foods need to be under 200 calories.

Diane Zipay’s point about federal restrictions changing nothing, least of all children, is spot on, especially in a culture where salt shakers are illegal but Plan B is okay and bake sales are forbidden while condoms are encouraged. How confusing is it when donuts, brownies, potato chips, soda, and candy are out, but two weeks of sex education is in? And sugar, fat, and sodium frowned upon but fornication encouraged and murdering the unborn applauded?

A very insightful Zipay also pointed out that because of the new regulations, snack options are reduced, but more importantly, the federal government is denying children an opportunity to learn how to moderate themselves. Outside of the school cafeteria, this could result in unbridled carnality in government-approved activities not involving food.

Zipay said, “I want kids to feel like they can have an apple one day and a Snicker’s bar the next, and that’s OK.” Having a 1,500 calorie Shake Shack lunch one day and organic kale the next are the types of choices Michelle Obama, the one pushing these rigorous standards on everyone else, certainly enjoys with regularity.

Regardless of what Michelle Obama indulges in, it’s gotten so bad that according to the director of nutritional services, sodium content prohibits school lunchroom cooks from offering students benign choices such as turkey sandwiches, and has necessitated a two-slice limit on salami.

That’s why, in keeping with what Jesus said about true defilement, it seems that when it comes to abortion, liberals such as Michelle Obama would support “Keeping laws off a woman’s body”. However, when it comes to what food a woman unencumbered by laws on her body may choose to put into that body, those same liberals want to make laws granting government full control.

“You cannot buy a Tic Tac in a Nebraska school. I checked,” Diane Zipay reported. So, this school year, people who think like Michelle Obama are defiling our children by telling them they have the right to have an abortion while telling them they can’t have a Tic Tac.

The FLOTUS Pooh-Poohs Potatoes in an Op-Ed

5206Originally posted at American Thinker

In response to complaints about her precious school lunch program, Mrs. Obama is riled up.  The FLOTUS is so annoyed that she’s written an op-ed published in the New York Times that praises physicians, pans the House of Representatives, and pooh-poohs the potato.

Does it matter that the doctors Michelle Obama cites in her effort to give credibility to her healthy lunch argument are the same group of professionals that “overwhelmingly disagree with the changes to U.S. health care by ObamaCare?”

Guess not, because Mrs. Obama is using every weapon at her disposal to wage war against those who dare to suggest schools should be given the choice to opt out of her veggies-for-lunch program.  

According to the FLOTUS, the original goal of instituting a government-run lunch menu was to “end the epidemic of childhood obesity … so that kids born today … grow up healthy.” Mrs. Obama swears that the way to end to childhood obesity is to allow the same government – the one that has thwarted the ability of 92 million Americans to work – to apply “what works” when feeding their children at school.

In defense of government-ordered cafeteria fare, much like her global-warming huckster husband Barack, Michelle depends on the “most current science,” as well as research that indicates “kids needed less sugar, salt and fat in their diets.”  Who knew?

So while Sasha and Malia attend a school that costs $25K per year and get to choose between “Classic Entrees” that include baked Ziti, Cuban pork sandwiches, and BBQ wings, Michelle, who adores ancho-chile short ribs herself, denies similar choices to children tethered to publicly-funded school lunch programs.

Meanwhile, the FLOTUS asserts that the benefits of healthy-lunch initiatives are “evidence-based” and rely on “current science,” which raises the question:  Are Sasha and Malia instructed to pick only from the “Vegetarian Entrée” side of the Sidwell Friends lunch menu?

In her NY Times piece, Michelle emphasized that the obesity rate is beginning to fall among our youngest children, a claim Albert Einstein College of Medicine epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat believes is an “imprecise” CDC finding that may very well be the opposite.

Nevertheless, despite conflicting studies and overall obesity rates remaining stagnant, Mrs. Obama sees progress, which is the same mentality that considers it progress to ruin the healthcare of 270 million insured Americans so that 30 million uninsured Americans can have equally shoddy healthcare.

After citing imprecise CDC findings, leaning upon the expertise of doctors who criticize Obamacare, and ignoring the lunch menu her own daughters enjoy, Michelle shifted her argument to the child-hating House of Representatives.

That’s when the potato bashing really got started. 

This is a woman who admitted that she couldn’t stop eating French fries.  So why demean potatoes so aggressively that the United Potato Growers of America deserve a public apology?  Oprah Winfrey got sued for less than that by Texas cattlemen for dissing beef. 

Moreover, doesn’t Mrs. Obama, organic gardener extraordinaire, grow a unique variety of spuds in her Kitchen Garden – potatoes like red Sangre, purple fingerlings from Peru, Mountain Rose, Red Thumb, and Canela Russet?

The article didn’t stop with disparaging potatoes, either.  From there Michelle blatantly accused Republicans of waging war against women and children by suggesting that potatoes, which are rich in Vitamin B6 and potassium, as well as Vitamin C, phosphorus, manganese and fiber, should remain on the list of foods women can purchase with Women, Infants and Children (WIC) dollars.

“That’s why,” Michelle informed readers, “the Institute of Medicine — the nonpartisan, scientific body that advises on the standards for WIC — has said that potatoes should not be part of the WIC program.” 

According to Michelle ‘Fingerling Potato Velouté’ Obama who, unlike Dan Quayle, spells potato correctly and obviously consumes a healthy share of taters herself, “there is nothing wrong with potatoes. The problem is that [in her opinion] many women and children already consume enough potatoes[.]”

In the paraphrased words of Thomas Jefferson: ‘A government big enough to buy you your potatoes is a government big enough to take those potatoes away.’

From spuds, Michelle moved on to the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which hundreds of schools are hoping to opt out of.  Clearly not a fan of “optional,” the FLOTUS favors “mandatory.”

The FLOTUS warned America that members of the House of Representatives (meaning Republicans) are “threatening to roll back these new standards and lower the quality of food our kids get in school,” which is untrue. The type of flexibility and autonomy Michelle’s daughters enjoy at Sidwell is what Republicans are requesting on behalf of public schools.  

Then Michelle asked, “Remember a few years ago when Congress declared that the sauce on a slice of pizza should count as a vegetable in school lunches? You don’t have to be a nutritionist” – which she is not – “to know that [pizza sauce counting as a vegetable] doesn’t make much sense.”

Neither does eating fried fat cakes, Michelle, neither does eating fried fat cakes.

Still, despite the futile nature of the carrots-and-kale versus pizza-and-hot-dogs argument, Michelle is right about one thing:  “Our children deserve so much better than this” – but not as it relates to food.  Our kids deserve a future that includes freedom from the government strangulation prevalent in every policy Michelle Obama and her husband Barack have placed upon the tiny shoulders of America’s next generation. 

As Michelle Obama rightly says, “The bottom line is very simple: As parents, we always put our children’s interests first,” which is why the government should butt out.  After all, as Michelle points out, “We wake up every morning and go to bed every night worrying about their well-being and their futures.”

The problem is that, in the interest of furthering their progressive ideology, from policing lunch rooms to invading doctors’ offices to running roughshod over our economy, New York Times op-ed contributor Michelle Obama and her husband Barack are clearly the ones putting the well-being and future of America’s children last.

Food Police Striking Back: Mrs. Obama Doubles Down on School Lunch Diktats


cafe-garbage-630x472Originally posted at The Clash Daily

After all the healthy food hoopla issuing forth from Washington, DC, some school cafeteria directors are now claiming that the phased-in standards associated with Michelle Obama’s federally-funded school lunch program are limited, pricy, and unappetizing. In response, an agriculture spending bill that was written and proposed by Congressman Robert Aderholt, (R-AL) was approved by a House subcommittee. The bill seeks to allow schools to waive the school lunch standards put in place by the first lady and the USDA if, after a six-month period, the programs result in a net loss.

The problem is that like her husband, Michelle Obama does not take kindly to noncompliance. Rebel against the FLOTUS’ control and a harder pushback is sure to follow, which is how Michelle is choosing to deal with the critics of her carrot-stick-and-cauliflower diktats.

In other words, after six years, Americans should be well aware that when it comes to Barack and Michelle Obama, “resistance is futile”.

That’s why even though Congressional efforts to provide waivers to those schools desiring to opt out are being well-received in some circles, similar to the way her husband refuses to budge on Obamacare, Michelle is vowing to fight any and all efforts to defy having the government determine what schoolchildren should eat for school-provided breakfasts and lunches.

Sam Kass, the former personal home chef to the Chicago-based Obamas who now directs Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative, said Boss Lady Michelle just “wants to have a conversation about what is really happening out in the country.”

Translation: Despite the personal experience of those dealing directly with the negative responses of students rebelling against the federally-funded food edicts, Mrs. Obama is prepared to do the Chicago strong-arm treatment on the non-compliant until they yield to her will.

As usual, propaganda is the first step in the arm-twisting process, which is why the first lady began her retaliation by hosting an event at the White House to highlight the success of a program that is, in fact, largely a failure. At the roundtable, Michelle expressed the opinion that allowing schools to opt out is “unacceptable” to her… “not just as First Lady but also as a mother.”

Rest assured, if they had one, the White House Successful Healthy School Lunch PowerPoint presentation did not include images of cafeteria garbage cans full of black bean and guacamole salad, nor did it include close-ups of the grimacing faces of children attempting to wash down undercooked whole wheat pasta with room-temperature skim milk.

Nonetheless, Democrat drones…sorry, school nutrition officials were summoned to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to assist Mrs. Obama in her attempt to salvage the restrictive, expensive, and downright dull “Let’s Move!” federally-funded school lunch program. The job of the first lady’s charges was to share how magnificently the healthy food standards are working in their individual penitentiaries schools.

At the roundtable discussion, Über political Michelle said “The last thing we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kids’ health. Now is not the time to roll back everything we have worked for.”

In addition to hype campaigns and targeting Congress, it’s likely that Michelle will also be going after schools that originally signed on to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new School Lunch and Breakfast Program who, after citing uneaten provisions being dumped because students turn their noses up at tasteless mandated foods with less sodium, little fat, and restrictive calorie allowances, now want to opt out.

The School Nutrition Association, which represents school nutrition directors and companies that sell food to schools, endorses the Congressional proposal because President Leah Schmidt said schools deserve more autonomy.

Autonomy is a philosophical notion that is anathema to both Mama Obama and her enforcers in the federal government.

Nonetheless, Schmidt believes that “School meal programs need more flexibility to plan menus that increase student consumption of healthy choices while limiting waste,” which is why Leah was not asked to be part of Mrs. Obama’s supposedly non-political, one-sided White House discussion.

Regrettably, representatives from the 524 schools who thus far have chosen to drop out of the school lunch program were not in attendance either. Neither was the superintendent of the Waterford, Wisconsin school district that dropped the school lunch program because “students complained about taste, portions are not big enough for athletes and dollars get wasted on fruits and vegetables that students must take but often are thrown away.”

Mrs. Obama’s advocator, Sam Kass, claims that allowing schools to opt out is a “real assault” on the first lady’s effort to assault kids by force-feeding them horrible tasting food. According to Mr. Kass, even though one million students are choosing to opt out, and the ones who haven’t opted out just yet are cranky, starving, and sneaking off campus for lunch, “These standards are working!”

No offense to Sam, who’s probably a nice enough guy, but that is just the sort of delusional optimism and contrived positivity typically projected by the president and first lady’s toadies in their attempts to convince an unwilling America to accept yet another failed Obama policy.
Read more at http://clashdaily.com/2014/05/food-police-strking-back-mrs-obama-doubles-school-lunch-diktats/#zmQUA5JahwjFvPij.99

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