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Michelle Obama Fights
GOP On School Lunch Rules

Associated Press, by Darlene Superville

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/5/2014 4:00:37 AM

WASHINGTON-- First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet. She´s fighting a House Republican effort to soften a central part of her prized anti-childhood obesity campaign and she says she´s ready "to fight until the bitter end." Mrs. Obama even mocked the GOP effort in an opinion column and argued her case before her Twitter followers. "Remember a few years ago when Congress declared that the sauce on a slice of pizza should count as a vegetable in school lunches?" she wrote in The New York Times. "You don´t have to be


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 7/5/2014 4:38:22 AM     (No. 9911567)

The born fighter. You can tell by the scowl and the Princeton "thesis."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/5/2014 4:51:59 AM     (No. 9911571)

Note to GOP: The Wookie was not elected to anything. Tell her to take a hike.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: judy, 7/5/2014 6:50:54 AM     (No. 9911629)

Hey Michelle it´s not the GOP who is against your lunch program, it´s the kids.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jinx, 7/5/2014 7:04:31 AM     (No. 9911641)

She was not elected and neither was Valerie. Our government has been turned over to them by the laziest man on the planet and so far all they have done is create a big mess. They have set back women´s push for power by being incompetent and having too much hubris to admit it. I can´t wait for them to be out of the WH permanently. 2016 can´t get here fast enough!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mulhaven, 7/5/2014 7:14:30 AM     (No. 9911653)

Mikey doesn´t like it!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: HerbVA, 7/5/2014 7:14:41 AM     (No. 9911654)

The Welfare Queen acting resentful.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: provide, 7/5/2014 7:15:23 AM     (No. 9911655)

The Dems need these new border crosser kids to fill the schools with silent supporters.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: nightvision, 7/5/2014 7:39:51 AM     (No. 9911671)

Do as I say, not as I do.

She should try it herself for a couple of weeks.
It might shrink that caboose she´s hauling around.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/5/2014 7:40:13 AM     (No. 9911673)

Hey, Mooch is right! The sauce on a pizza is made from tomatoes and they are FRUITS. She says she wants kids to eat more fruits and veggies, so what´s the problem with pizza sauce?

One of the lunch photos I´ve seen posted by unhappy kids shows a piece of chicken on a plain bun. What´s healthier, that or a slice of pizza which has cheese (calcium), tomato sauce (vitamin C), sausage (protein) and crust (grain)?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 7/5/2014 7:59:40 AM     (No. 9911689)

If I remember correctly, as obviously Moochie doesn´t, the school lunch kerfluffle was about allowing ketchup to count as a vegetable. That lasted about ten seconds. But this is what you get when politicos try to micromanage your life. And yes, I´m including Mooch. She´s as political as they come.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: privateer, 7/5/2014 8:07:50 AM     (No. 9911700)

Botanically speaking, tomatoes are berries and therefore fruit. On the other hand, a case could be made that anything that is neither animal nor mineral is, by process of elimination, vegetable. That would leave both air and water as vegetables. A knotty problem. But Queen Kong should BUTT out.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 7/5/2014 8:23:59 AM     (No. 9911713)

But, Moochelle, you DO have to be a nutritionist to declare what and how much food is appropriate for each individual. You are NOT a nutritionist and you never will be. You aren´t even a lawyer! FTA: The association says it fully supports getting kids to eat healthier but says many districts are losing money because students aren´t buying the healthier lunches. Even your unionized lackeys don´t believe you know what you are doing.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: M2, 7/5/2014 9:07:50 AM     (No. 9911746)

"How can we call these standards a success when they are driving students away from the program?" she [Diane Pratt-Heavner, a spokeswoman for The School Nutrition Association] said.

It doesn´t matter what you call it. All that matter is that they do what Michelle tells them to do, whether it´s a success or not. The goal is for Michelle to be co-president and dictate what people should do, just as her husband does.

As for mocking the sauce on a pizza being a vegetable, er, it is. It is made from tomatoes (tomatoes are really a fruit, but that´s irrelevant). The stomach doesn´t know whether a tomato is in uncut form or pureed. So, dear, sweet, gentle Michelle, the sauce really IS a vegetable.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/5/2014 9:09:44 AM     (No. 9911748)

Michelle Obama is bossy biddy. I believe much of the obesity crisis in this country is due to lack of exercise. Kids are more sedentary. They play video games. They are not outside playing tag and hide and seek. We had two recesses per day in school and PE twice a week. We walked to and from school. I realize that was then and this is now, but kids need to be up and about. They also need to eat foods they enjoy. A peanut butter sandwich with a few chips some celery and carrots and an apple was a staple when I was a kid. Michelle needs to butt out (no pun intended). This is not her business. Parents should decide what their kids eat. No one wants your opinion because you are doing more harm than good when the kids won´t eat what you suggest. I am, however, a big proponent of NO vending machines in school. No pop, candy, etc. Kids don´t need the temptation., but for goodness sake allow them to bring appropriate treats on their birthday. This whole thing has gotten out of hand. Use some common sense and quit listening to the food Nazi´s.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: M2, 7/5/2014 9:46:28 AM     (No. 9911778)

The Little Dictatress Who Could wants to control your kiddies´ lives. This isn´t about proper nutrition. It´s about exerting and coercing the same kind of power her hubby weilds. She wants a piece of the action.

She said that pizza sauce wasn´t a vegetable. Er, it is. (Technically it´s a fruit, but that´s not relevant here.) The body doesn´t know the difference between an uncut tomato and a pureed tomato, so she is wrong.

Have you ever noticed how liberals are the only people who seem to have this overweening compulsion to control what other people do? Conservatives never do that. It´s an interesting phenomenon.

Speculating, there is something in the DNA of people who become liberals that makes them want to seek power over others. Never content to allow people to make their own choices (for reasons which escape me), liberals wrap their lives and their tentacles around everything that can be molded to conform to their idea of what is right and good. Nevermind that their solutions always restrict and never allow expansion and growth.

Is is that liberals are born, not made? Do they become liberals because of a recessive gene? Or does liberalism cause them to develop a stunted sense of right and wrong?

Still studying this...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: M2, 7/5/2014 9:47:24 AM     (No. 9911779)

Apologies for second post. Computer locked and I didn´t think it went thru, so posted again.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 7/5/2014 9:50:33 AM     (No. 9911785)

Michelle is another Affirmative Action Blockhead that shows her ignorance at the drop of a hat, especially here in her healthy food crusade for the kids. Question her and she assumes the Aunt Ester persona automatically

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 7/5/2014 9:53:00 AM     (No. 9911786)

I hope she makes so many people mad that they force the shutdown of the entire Federal school lunch program.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: seal010101, 7/5/2014 9:54:02 AM     (No. 9911788)

FTA: "Remember a few years ago when Congress declared that the sauce on a slice of pizza should count as a vegetable in school lunches?"

Why should Congress have anything to do with school lunches anyway?

Does she want to all of the Michelle-approved food that winds up in the trash counted as eaten?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: craige, 7/5/2014 10:01:56 AM     (No. 9911791)

This is what you get, with a federal dept of education. School lunch and breakfast programs, common core, no discipline, political indoctrination, and ignorant graduates and dropouts.

Dollars are shipped to Washington, rules are imposed, and money distributed according to politics. Hitler was right.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: RancherJack, 7/5/2014 10:18:57 AM     (No. 9911810)

Joan Rivers said Michelle´s a transexual.

Who volunteers to .. investigate ..?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: strike3, 7/5/2014 10:44:01 AM     (No. 9911850)

Obamacare is a success but nobody is buying it. The school lunch program is a success but the kids aren´t buying the lunches. Electric cars are the salvation of the planet but nobody is buying them. I see a pattern here. The control freaks in the White House know what´s best for us but we aren´t listening, aren´t we the rude ones?

Why do they continue to call that thing a lady? She´s a "first" alright, the first ignorant, whining harpy to ever disgrace the White House. Expensive dresses do not make a lady, class does.

How can they blame the GOP for our insubordination when the GOP has done absolutely nothing since 2008?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: congar, 7/5/2014 10:49:11 AM     (No. 9911862)

It is as yet some unknown personality disorder that pushes liberals to tell everyone else how to live. When they get their utopian dreams chiseled into law, they get ecstatic and everyone under their thumb gets screwed.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: T-Bubba, 7/5/2014 10:49:44 AM     (No. 9911864)

A dictator, married to a dicktaster.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: spahrkl, 7/5/2014 11:26:46 AM     (No. 9911903)

It´s group think,
orientation into being puppets.

Those of us who chose to go another path are said to be different with a derogatory smirk. Being different isn´t tolerated. It isn´t comfortable to the limited think of a liberal/democrat. That´s one of the reason there is no deductive/logical thinking on their part. It isn´t approved by the majority.

So, they just change the subject or name call.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: kono, 7/5/2014 11:28:57 AM     (No. 9911906)

If kids are shunning the lunches foisted on them by Mooch´s program, why not just implement an Affirmative Action policy around it? It´s the way authoritarian socialism tries to force businesses and schools to select candidates they don´t really want, maybe the same approach will persuade kids to select food they don´t really want...

Of course, the only remaining problem will be getting the kids to actually eat the stuff. Enter the program to re-purpose all those feeding funnels siezed from illegal foie gras operations -- use ´em to force-feed the kids what Mooch decides they should eat.

But make sure to leave Obama´s kids in their private school that isn´t affected by her self-righteous dictates...

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 7/5/2014 2:43:40 PM     (No. 9912075)

Start with Sidwell Friends, and then the rest of us!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/5/2014 3:17:59 PM     (No. 9912102)

Okay, Michelle-bashers, you don´t understand. According to the first 20 pages of "Blood Feud", the First Lady is building a series of accomplishments so she will have a record on which to run for political office. Do any of us think Ma Belle is going to start with the Chicago City Council? My inference is that she intends to begin by challenging Hillary Clinton in 2016.

So, we have to let her alone while she gets ready to run the country. The school lunch program is just the beginning.

How´s that for giving us all sick headaches?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: nevernaught, 7/5/2014 6:32:19 PM     (No. 9912246)

Somehow I don´t think a woman who has a butt that is six ax handles across knows anything about nutrition. Give it a rest dumpy.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: marthaville, 7/5/2014 6:56:43 PM     (No. 9912259)

Mrs. Obama needs to require that Sidwell Friends adopts the menu requirements she inflicts on students in public schools. Show me a elite private school that follows Mrs. Obama´s orders, and I will favor applying the same rules to public schools.

Poor Mrs. Obama does not have enough to do, and obviously knows not that about which she speaks and rails and demands.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/5/2014 10:02:14 PM     (No. 9912369)

I fail to understand how a person without a degree in nutrition (or a political appointment) gets to make the rules for the entire school system.

Typical with the first grifters. Never mind that food is going in the trash and kids are not eating adequate food to learn, they are "in charge"

Let´s see her and the Sidwell kids eat the same garbage.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: skedaddle, 7/5/2014 11:48:53 PM     (No. 9912421)

The GOP should quit trying to stop her when she´s digging a hole. Her low income constituency is impacted hard by the new lunch rules and would hate her for it if the GOP would quit trying to make things better.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/6/2014 8:39:01 AM     (No. 9912631)

Oomgawa, kookabunga.

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Nude photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, as well as those purportedly showing other top Hollywood stars, were posted online in an apparent massive hacking leak. An anonymous hacker reportedly gained access to private photos on the Hunger Games actress’s mobile phone, and those of 100 others, via Apple’s online storage system iCloud. The 60-odd pictures of Lawrence in varying stages of undress were then posted on the bulletin board website 4chan. More than 100 A-list celebrities are alleged to have been targeted, including reality TV star Kim Kardashian, singer Rihanna, models Candice Swanepoel, Cara Delevingne and Kelly Brook, and

Obama Unleashed: ´I´m Not
Asking for the Moon´

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Breitbart TV, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/1/2014 4:39:14 PM     Post Reply
Monday at the Laborfest event in Milwaukee, President Barack Obama gave a passionate speech in his plea for fair wages for workers. At a raised pitch, he said, "I´m not asking for the moon. I just want a good deal for the workers." The president also discussed his "vision for an economy," where workers have a fair chance, retirement benefits, family leave and pay equality for woman.

Sam´s first stint with Rams
advanced LGBT sports movement

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USA Today, by Lindsay H. Jones    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/31/2014 10:19:42 AM     Post Reply
Though the first chapter of Michael Sam´s NFL story lasted just a summer, ending Saturday when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams´ 53-man roster at the end of training camp, his very arrival as the league´s first openly gay player made an impact. Wade Davis, a former NFL player who came out after his playing career ended, told USA TODAY Sports Saturday night that the he´s seen significant changes in how gay players are viewed in the past few months, a credit to both Sam and the Rams. (Snip)Davis, the executive director of the You Can Play Project,

America is so over homeownership:
Why the shift to a renting economy
might actually be a good thing

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Salon, by Henry Grabar    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/1/2014 4:08:20 AM     Post Reply
Between 1970 and 1990, the population of Philadelphia shrank by a quarter, dropping from 1.95 to 1.59 million. Like many American cities, it seemed caught in a downward spiral. Since then – like many American cities – Philadelphia has stabilized. The population now appears to have bottomed out at the millennium, and has been regaining residents over the past decade. But as it rebounds, Philly is becoming a different kind of city. In the two most recent decades, which comprise the bounce of the city’s population curve, owner-occupied housing dropped even more steeply than in the ’70s and ’80s. Between 2000 and

Current Congress might be
history’s worst at passing laws

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New York Post, by Marisa Schultz    Original Article
Posted By: harleynyc- 9/1/2014 8:55:14 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The current Congress is on track to be the worst ever at passing laws since modern record-keeping began, with three of its lawmakers failing to introduce a single bill, The Post has learned. The divided House and Senate have managed to pass just 163 laws that garnered President Obama’s signature since the two-year term began in January 2013. At this rate, Congress will have no problem beating the previous record set during the 2011-2013 session in which 284 laws were passed. That was down from 385 laws passed in the 2009-2011 session.

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