Saturday, May 13, 2017

Michelle Obama eviscerates the Trump Administration over their undermining of her healthy foods initiative.

Courtesy of WaPo: 

A fiery Michelle Obama vigorously defended the healthy eating initiative that was her biggest legacy as First Lady on Friday, telling a public health summit in Washington D.C. that something was “wrong” with an administration that did not want to give consumers nutrition information or teach children to eat healthily. 

“We gotta make sure we don’t let anybody take us back,” Obama said. “This is where you really have to look at motives, you know. You have to stop and think, why don’t you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you? And why is that a partisan issue? Why would that be political? What is going on?”

In a 43-minute conversation, peppered with sarcastic remarks and veiled references to the Trump administration, Michele Obama discussed topics from life since her husband left the presidency to her Let's Move! initiative. 

“Take me out of the equation -- like me or don’t like me,” Obama added. “But think about why someone is okay with your kids eating crap. Why would you celebrate that? Why would you sit idly and be okay with that? Because here’s the secret: If someone is doing that, they don’t care about your kid.”

I have to admit that I love the idea of the former First Lady weighing in on some of these terrible Trump Administration policy decisions.  Especially this one that is no near and dear to her heart.

I would argue that she is undoubtedly the most popular First Lady in recent history, and of course she is FAR more popular than Doanld Trump, so her words will definitely have an impact.

And she is certainly not wrong here.

Why would the Republicans not care about good nutrition for our children?

I mean if you combine this with the GOP "health care" plan it seems like they are doing everything they can to shorten our nation's life expectancy.

But that can't be right, can it?

39 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:36 AM

    Does public school "betsy" sell "special" foods to the mentally challenged? She will contract to sell to all schools her special recipe.

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    1. Anonymous5:55 PM

      I don't know about food, but she is invested in businesses that perform maintenance for schools and colleges.

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  2. J.H.C.9:08 AM

    meh. This will blow ever when all the good white xtian kids go to taxpayer-funded Jesus school and no one will care what poorer darker-hued kids eat. Or if they eat.

    Or where they go to school.

    Or if they go to school.

    Remember what the Bible says in Endometriosis 17:76...

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  3. Anonymous9:12 AM

    Trump couldn’t keep it together long enough to get through the commencement address at Liberty University without ranting about his critics.

    Video:

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/05/13/trump-wigs-liberty-commencement-address-rants-critics.html

    WATCH: John Fugelsang rips Liberty U for inviting ‘education fraudster’ Trump to give commencement speech

    ...“We’ve actually got a society where a reality show landlord gets to have the nuclear codes, because he convinced a lot of nice conservative people that he cared about abortion, which he does not,” Fugelsang continued. “As a result, we see a guy who actually paid $25 million for education fraud for ripping off tax-paying Americans invited to speak at a university. Right now irony is hanging itself in a cheap hotel.”

    Watch the video below via MSNBC:

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/watch-john-fugelsang-rips-liberty-u-for-inviting-education-fraudster-trump-to-give-commencement-speech/

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    1. Anonymous9:55 AM

      Did he put a dollar under every chair?
      Oops...wrong dumb@ss.

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    2. Anonymous9:23 PM

      And quite a lot of newly-minted dumbasses in those seats.

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  4. Anonymous9:35 AM

    Donald Trump is rude, crude and without class or charm. His IQ, or at least his communication skills, are below that of your average 5th grader and in fewer than four months, he has racked up more scandals than any President in history, On the governing front, we’ll he’s been the anti-Obama there too. He’s trying to overturn every single Obama accomplishment, including Michelle’s efforts at ensuring that poor children receive at least some nutrition at school, which for Republicans, is a step too far.

    Now, the Trump administration is putting a stop to those evil healthy lunches. Agriculture Secretary Sunny Perdue is delaying requirements for schools to have reduced sodium in lunches and he is issuing waivers so schools won’t have to serve whole grains. Yes, depriving children of healthy lunches is petty and petulant, but that’s the way the Trump administration rolls, so Michelle Obama weighed in.

    http://addictinginfo.com/2017/05/12/michelle-obama-torches-trump/

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  5. Anonymous9:36 AM

    Oh, the GOP "cares" about kids, they just care about the campaign funding they get from the junk food lobby more.

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    1. Anonymous1:59 PM

      http://www.politicususa.com/2017/05/13/trump-white-house-diabetics-deserve-health-care.html

      NO

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    2. Anonymous2:53 AM

      The GOP only "cares" about kids until they're actually born. But they don't care enough to make sure the mothers of these precious baybeeeze have adequate nutrition or health care. That's Soshulizm.

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  6. Anonymous9:38 AM

    Ex-CIA Official: Someone Needs To Give Trump A Binky And ‘Put Him In The Crib’ (VIDEO)

    Trump’s war against Comey is backfiring and it’s spectacular to watch.

    ...“You feel like you have to give the President of the United States a pacifier and a rattle and put him in the crib,” he told CNN’s Kate Bolduan.

    Mudd called Trump’s tweets “a joke.”

    “Believe me, I know this is going to sound facetious but I’m breathing a sigh of relief. You can’t take this seriously,” Mudd said. “You could have taken this seriously from President Bush or President Obama, from President Bush’s father, from President Clinton. You can’t take this seriously.”

    Mudd was referring to Trump’s tweet this morning. “James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” he wrote.

    For someone who called Trump’s tweets a ‘joke,’ Mudd certainly wasn’t laughing. In fact, he seems pissed off at Trump’s attempt to threaten the former FBI Director.

    “You’re threatening the FBI, who’s in the midst of an investigation of presidential aides? The FBI’s been around since 1908. The President of the United States has been around for three and a half months,” Mudd said.

    http://addictinginfo.com/2017/05/12/ex-cia-official-someone-needs-to-give-trump-a-binky-and-put-him-in-the-crib-video/

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    1. Anonymous10:00 AM

      Hey, let's not all attack the President just because he pissed himself. Let's do it one at a time in an orderly fashion.

      In Drumpf's defense, what he lacks in experience and common decency, he more than compensates with incompetence and malignant narcissism.

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    2. Anonymous1:19 PM

      It sounds to me like he is trying witness intimidation...

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    3. Anonymous3:19 PM

      You can’t take this seriously,” Mudd said.
      ===============
      This is the problem; they keep excusing his mentally ill behavior. They need to stop enabling little donnie, start taking it seriously and do something before we have an international crisis. We already have a constitutional crisis.

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  7. Anonymous9:44 AM

    I applaud healthy eating. But some of her meals at schools were a joke.

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    1. Anonymous10:18 AM

      ummm...do you really never eat fruit or vegetables? How's your blood pressure? Diabetic or pre-diabetic? Can you fit in an airline seat?

      If you're a nugget fan, this should really make your day- our new trade deal with China means we will be importing "pre-cooked" poultry from a nation with NO acceptable food safety standards, in the midst of the biggest bird-flu epidemic in years.

      From the fecal-filled chicken shed to a deep-fat fryer near you- enjoy!

      Wild Tortoise

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    2. Anonymous12:23 PM

      Q. When did middle-aged trolls start eating school lunches?

      A. Never.

      Always here with the bullshit, aren't you?
      Why don't you just stick to your Palin masturbation club?

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    3. "But some of her meals at schools were a joke."
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      Specifics or stfu. And explain *why* they're a "joke."

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    4. Anonymous1:15 PM

      Palin shit shakes all around!
      Baby needs new shoes.....

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    5. Anonymous4:40 PM

      A Liberty U mom I know is vocal condemning Michelle O "not let her kids have dessert!". I correct her that Mrs. Obama allows dessert yet maintains it does not need to be eaten daily.

      The next time I hear a Republican exclaim students "would not eat the food!" such as milk and fruit provided for breakfasts, as if a crime was committed, I will use that as a point that diets have become largely expecting junk food which has resulted in the obesity problem.

      As a nurse in a hospital I am shocked how freaking obese the public on average has become! It is back breaking to care for them. Sad to say the obese speak as if the beds and chairs have shrunk:(

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    6. Leland9:17 AM

      @ 12:23

      EEEWWWWWWW!

      Who the hell would want to masturbate SP?!

      Delete
  8. Anonymous10:22 AM

    Beware of Trump TV: Propaganda network about to go nationwide

    Sinclair Broadcast Group, a network of television stations that has already shown themselves to be a Trump propaganda arm, is about to massively expand its ability to broadcast, thanks to Donald Trump's FCC.

    A network of television stations with a history of feeding their audiences a steady diet of pro-Republican, pro-Trump propaganda is about to experience a significant expansion, increasing their ability to spread their one-sided message from coast to coast.

    Sinclair Broadcast Group, which already owns a massive amount of local television stations across the country, is making an expansion bid through the purchase of Tribune Media in a deal worth $3.9 billion. For the deal to go through, Sinclair will require approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) — which, under Donald Trump, will most likely be a rubber stamp.

    When the deal is approved, Sinclair will own 223 television stations in 108 media markets, with a footprint in 39 of the top 50 markets, giving it the ability to send its message to 72 percent of American households.

    http://shareblue.com/beware-of-trump-tv-propaganda-network-about-to-go-nationwide/

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    1. Anonymous1:22 PM

      Soooo glad we don't receive any TV broadcast in our area w/o satellite. Will not subscribe now.

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  9. Anonymous10:25 AM

    Trump is not the biggest danger to America — Ryan and McConnell are

    If Trump vanished tomorrow, it would not repair the damage Republican leaders have done to our democratic institutions by putting party over country.

    http://shareblue.com/trump-is-not-the-biggest-danger-to-america-ryan-and-mcconnell-are/

    McConnell Says He’ll Obstruct ANY Effort To Hire Independent Special Prosecutor

    McConnell is moving from obstructionist to flat-out obstruction of justice very quickly.

    http://addictinginfo.com/2017/05/12/mcconnell-obstruct-prosecutor-russia/

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    1. Anonymous10:45 AM

      McConnell is a racist too - from Kentucky. He obstructed President Obama from the second he took his first oath as POTUS. And, then tried to obstruct him from running and winning a second term.

      Obviously, the asshole failed. Counter he and Ryan AND TRUMP in every step they take.

      All three of them are hateful, deplorable and so un-American!

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    2. Leland9:20 AM

      One step at a time, 10:25.

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  10. this is way O/T but everyone must read and watch video. Very explosive.
    http://www.alternet.org/video/donald-trumps-financial-ties-russian-oligarchs-and-mobsters-detailed-new-documentary

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  11. Anonymous10:55 AM

    Childhood obesity rates are horrible in this country, travel right on into adulthood, and jack up healthcare costs. But, hey, free country, right? Much easier to sit your precious spawn in front of a TV with a happy meal because time spent over a stove is a waste of yours.

    Eye Roll Troll. :)

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  12. Anonymous11:51 AM

    May 13, 2017 - 09:58 AM EDT
    Trump may dump Spicer, considering Fox host as spokesperson: report

    President Trump has reportedly considered replacing White House press secretary Sean Spicer, and has raised a Fox News host as a possible spokesperson....

    The Times reported that Trump has also grown "increasingly dissatisfied" with the performance of his chief of staff Reince Priebus and communications director Michael Dubke.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/333245-trump-may-dump-spicer-considering-fox-news-host-as-replacement#


    Bob  Rafterman
    3 hours ago
    unless he can grab them by the p@ssy, then he lets them stick around


    Rafterman
    6 hours ago
    Trump demands loyalty but is loyal to no one. He throws his people under the bus all the time.

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    1. Anonymous2:14 PM

      The real problem is not Spicer; it's Trump. Let's dump Trump first.
      Beaglemom

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  13. Anonymous12:04 PM

    The title of Trumps next book has been leaked.. The Art Of The Self Deal.

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  14. Anonymous12:37 PM

    Anyone remember a certain skanky grifter who brought a bag of cookies to a private school in Pennsylvania because Freedumb?

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  15. Anonymous1:16 PM

    Somewhere in that 'Health care plan' on page 33, they specifically state how much the gubmint will save by people dying prematurely. It is a couple of BILLION dollars/year or per ten years if I remember correctly!
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  16. Anonymous1:57 PM

    OT?
    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/05/13/trump-wigs-liberty-commencement-address-rants-critics.html

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  17. Anonymous2:46 PM

    Obviously Michelle hasn’t seen how FAT little donnie is :)

    Mr. Piggy probable thinks his diet coke is going to wear off the two scoops of ice cream that he denied those meanie Time Magazine reporters.

    In fact he wouldn’t qualify for his own health care insurance because obesity and mental illness are pre-existing conditions.

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  18. Anonymous5:00 PM

    Michelle tried, but look around you. Our education system is near the bottom in the ranking of first world countries. Our children are overwhelmingly obese compared to other developed countries.

    Thank you Michelle Obama for trying to send a healthy message to the children of America but unfortunately it was too little too late and we now have a generation of fat and stupid kids who will be fat and stupid adults and who knows what kind of kids they will produce.

    Hopefully they choose to not have kids, but thy are fat and dumb, and that tends to be the type that breed, so I hold little hope that they won't breed more of the same in overwhelming numbers.

    'Merica, Fuck Yeah, we're fat, unhealthy and stupid!

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  19. Donald Trump's EPA is clearing a path for Pebble Mine to resume. That's right. They're going to kill Bristol Bay and Alaskan Salmon fishing.

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  20. I still hope that Barack and Michelle Obama will each give a speech in favor of breathing. I know reThuglicans, in their knee-jerk fashion, will immediately come out against it. Then I hope, for once, they'll practice what they preach.

    I feel toward the GOP the same way the son-in-law did toward his mother-in-law: after finding a genie in a bottle & being granted three wishes with the stipulation that his MIL would receive double of whatever he requested, he asked, "Will you beat me HALF to death?"

    The reThuglicans are a racist, hateful, murderous gang. I haven't even a smidgen of respect for any of them.

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