Skip to comments.Michelle Obama Gives a Nod to ‘Walking School Buses’
Posted on 07/15/2013 9:27:00 AM PDT by Madhattan
(CNSNews.com) - First Lady Michelle Obama is promoting walking to school as part of her anti-obesity campaign. In remarks to mayors gathered at the White House last week, the first lady singled out Knox County, Tenn., which inspired by Mrs. Obamas Lets Move! campaign -- has created a bike-share program and something called a walking school bus. I've heard more and more of this kind of walking school bus happening all over the country -- so that kids can get exercise on the way to school, kind of like we did when we were growing up," she said.
A "walking school bus" is a group of children who walk to school with adult chaperones.
"You remember the miles of walking you did with a sweet potato in your pocket?" Mrs. Obama asked a laughing audience. "We all heard that story. My mother repeated it just yesterday. And thats what Lets Move! is all about," she said. "Thats what we're really trying to do here.
Wish nasty a** creepie Michelle and all those other Pee-Baggers would shut the **** up.
Hmm,, I have heard a similar thing in a book. they were called “bus boxes”.... 1 step closer.
A SWEET POTATO in your POCKET?? HUH???? There really ARE TWO AMERICAS!
I’d bet anything that Mrs. Obama took a bus to school unless she lived less than 500 feet from it.
Up hill both ways?
When are HER two brats hiking to school? They would have a herd of ARMED Secret Service surrounding them, of course, but they could still walk.
I have no idea. I tried googling it and came up with lots of recipes for “Sweet Potato Pockets.”
Better yet, let the kids stay home and play.
This is what they do in 3rd world countries.
Great, so one guy texting in his Lincoln SUV can wipe out the whole batch in one fell swoop. "Keep your interval, no bunching up!"
Sounds like mass transit from The Flintstones.
Too bad she can’t walk to her vacation spots. =)
I don’t like the woman, but I have to say that I don’t see a problem with this.
When I was going to school (’70s and early ‘80s), the school bus stopped one time on each side of the block and if you lived within a mile of the school there was no bus - you walked!
It drives me crazy to be stuck behind a school bus that literally stops at every other driveway.
Her dad was one of the Chicago Transit thugs making what today would be around $300K. About the same as she made at the U of Chicago graft job.
Pray for America to Wake Up
"And you let it on the ship!"
She should have walked to her Africa vacation.
WRONG THREAD — IGNORE
I read this story once, this is the point where Napolean says "All animal are equal, but some animals are more equal than others".
I just love these satire articles.
I think it would be great if Moochelle leads the pack her own self, proudly setting the example for us little people.
Of course, most highway departments would insist upon a large yellow banner across her rear, advising of a “WIDE LOAD”...
Oh, I think you put it in the right place.
No, but it looks like Imelda Obama still walks around with a couple Baggies full of cottage cheese stuffed in the back of her skirt.
Maybe if kids had to actually walk to a school bus stop instead of being picked up at their front doors, childhood obesity wouldn’t be as large a problem.
>>Oh, I think you put it in the right place.<<
LOL — it DOES fit, doesn’t it?
I just don't want Michelle talking about it.
Remember Michelle walked 5 miles to school in 3 feet of snow and it was uphill each way.
Oh wait, never mind.
You forgot the part about being “barefoot” and “walking miles and miles in the snow”....but yes, up hill — both ways, lol!
Moochelle, nothing new, we always used to walk to school. Well, that was prior to the orders to bus kids in areas where they did not live because of integration of schools.
As a result, kids got fatter and lazier, not to mention that gym classes were curtailed because it makes the chilrun who are not as athletic feel bad.
All of that due to the scourge of leftism.I might also add, if they walk to school Moochelle, who will protect the kids from all the perverts you lefties put back on the streets?
And you try to tell the kids today that we had to do this and they don’t believe you.
I’m black and older than the Obamas. I walked to grade school and took a city bus to high school.
I have never heard of anyone walking to school with a sweet potato in their pocket. WTH? Is that some kind of country thing? It certainly isn’t a black cultural thing. I’ve met all kinds of people from all over and this is the first I’ve heard of having a freaking sweet potato in your pocket.
It probably took us 15 minutes to walk to school - you don’t need a sweet potato or any other nutrition to make it 15 minutes, or even a half hour if you have breakfast.
What is this woman talking about?
I thought it made perfectly good sense!
Sweet potato!?! Yeah, OK.
If you're a guy you probably walked to school with a banana in your pocket.
There is a culture in our WH that is alien to America. Possibly to the planet earth.
I “give a nod” to her being deported or imprisoned.
how does this unelected buffalo scat hav ANY power - especially over something that the federal govt should have nothing to with?
Yeah, good idea, let’s start this in Chicago, Illinois.
It’s not about health and never will be. Bullet point number 3 fits.
Regionalism - The Blueprint for Your Serfdom...excerpt from the United Nations Agenda 21 document concerning transportation planning:
Actually, that sorta makes sense for this thread! 2008 and 2012.
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