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Michelle Obama Says Click Off Cartoons and Go Out and Play [Jawohl, mein Herr Frau Fuhrer!]
Parent Dish ^ | September 24, 2010 | Mary Beth Sammons

Posted on 09/25/2010 12:00:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Attention Malia and Sasha: The remote is in Mom's hands this Saturday, and she's sending a message to you and the rest of the nation's kids to "Go out and play."

At noon EST on Sept. 25, first lady Michelle Obama will tell Nick viewers to "get ready to shut down your computers, put down your cell phones and turn off your TVs." Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr. and TeenNick will then go off the air for three hours, according to the Associated Press.

The cartoon blackout is part of Nickelodeon's annual Worldwide Day of Play campaign, an annual effort to encourage families to get kids and families moving and off the couch. The network isn't goofing around and is turning screens black.

But take heart Nick fans, before and after this TV intervention, you can soak up six hours of back-to-back "SpongeBob Squarepants" episodes.

Meanwhile, "iCarly" poses this question to teen and tween fans on the Nick show's website: What's the best way to spend this Saturday?
Pranking Your sister/brother?
Sleeping all day?
Eating ice cream, nonstop?
Watching an all-new ICarly at 8 p.m.?
We know the answer in our house: All of the above.


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I feel sorry for you folks with kids still in school.
1 posted on 09/25/2010 12:00:56 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It ain’t easy.


2 posted on 09/25/2010 12:04:38 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What?


3 posted on 09/25/2010 12:04:55 AM PDT by allmost
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To: allmost

Yes, you read that right: She controls the horizontal, she controls the vertical...


4 posted on 09/25/2010 12:07:13 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can I call her a female dog on here without getting banned??


5 posted on 09/25/2010 12:07:49 AM PDT by conservative cat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I was expecting a press release from Endor. Wookie speak and all. She really needs to hibernate.
6 posted on 09/25/2010 12:09:39 AM PDT by allmost
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To: conservative cat

You mean a _itch?


7 posted on 09/25/2010 12:10:57 AM PDT by unkus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; humblegunner; Eaker; Salamander; Allegra; TheOldLady; 50mm; Larry Lucido; ...

“Big Bottom” is scared because six hours of SpongeBob SquarePants is likely to produce more literacy and independent thinking that six years of public school.

In fact, if we banned public school and mandated Looney Toons, SpongeBob and Rocky and Bullwinkle we’d end up with a more informed electorate.


8 posted on 09/25/2010 12:13:53 AM PDT by shibumi (Speechless - for the moment.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Moo-shell obama IS a cartoon...

Popeye


9 posted on 09/25/2010 12:13:58 AM PDT by FrankR (obama can only be what WE allow him to be.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Check the crime stats in the major welfare cities during the blackout and compare to the weeks before and after.


10 posted on 09/25/2010 12:14:14 AM PDT by Old Flat Toad (Pima County, home of the single vehicle accident with 40 victims.)
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To: allmost

Warriors.....come out and playayyyyyy


11 posted on 09/25/2010 12:17:14 AM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Michelle Obama, go and screw yourself. Put your head in the toilet and start flushing it.


12 posted on 09/25/2010 12:17:51 AM PDT by dhuynh73 (Reagan Country)
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To: max americana

Only with subway tokens.....


13 posted on 09/25/2010 12:18:29 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Let's all hoola hoop! ROFL

This is all fine and dandy moochelle, but what about the children who cannot go out and play due to illness or some other circumstance?

I do not own a TV, I do not have children, I do not like this forced blackout. I am grateful that there are still other stations available for those who need them.

14 posted on 09/25/2010 12:19:47 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You kids out there need to watch football on TV with your old man and get hime beer and snacks whenever he asks.


15 posted on 09/25/2010 12:19:53 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

Off topic, but he** yeah! Football is any team’s game right now. Sloppy playing.


16 posted on 09/25/2010 12:25:46 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Kirkwood

I swear, my boy’s IQs jumped 40 points after they got out of school and started taking advanced degrees at The University of Dad.


17 posted on 09/25/2010 12:30:04 AM PDT by shibumi (Speechless - for the moment.)
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To: conservative cat
Can I call her a female dog on here without getting banned??

I long considered Eleanor Roosevelt as the worst of the president's wives.

Congratulations Eleanor. You're now down to second place on my list the terrible thanks to this individual now serving as First "Lady" [quotes intentional].

18 posted on 09/25/2010 12:35:14 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wont Tivo wofk ???


19 posted on 09/25/2010 1:08:35 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We already did all that she is suggesting.

But it is nice to have internet and tv cable on the homebound days.


20 posted on 09/25/2010 1:17:47 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; shibumi
Moochelle keeps issuing these edicts to kids.

I hope they all realize that she's not a dictator - she just wants to be one.

21 posted on 09/25/2010 1:20:44 AM PDT by Allegra (Flank steak is very lean.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Might not be a smart move by Nickelodeon. What if all these kids realize that playing outside is more fun that staring at the boob tube? Their audience might not come back after 3 hours!


22 posted on 09/25/2010 1:25:14 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Meanwhile, “iCarly” poses this question to teen and tween fans on the Nick show’s website: What’s the best way to spend this Saturday?”

I’ve got some suggestions for fun activities for the kids:

Play Cowboys & Indians
Go shoot cans with your Daisy Rifle
Play Ding, Dong, Ditch
Go skitching, or hop on the back of an Ice Cream Truck and see how long you can hang on until the driver notices and chases you off.
For boys: Pick a girl that you like and pull her pigtails
For girls: Pick a boy that you like and kick him in the shin
Put pennies on the railroad tracks and wait for the train to flatten em
Play Smear the Queer
Make a clubhouse and put up a sign that says “No Boys”/”No Girls”/”No Homers” allowed
Make rubber band guns out of clothes pins and the cardboard tubes from old coat hangers, and see if it’s really true that “You’ll put your eye out”
Find a suitable mound and play “King of the Hill”
Burn some ants with a magnifying glass
Flood your mother’s garden with the hose to make “mud pies”
Blow up your action figures with fireworks to make “casualties”
Haul your mattress out to the backyard to start a wrestling league
Find some scissors and give your dolls a haircut


23 posted on 09/25/2010 1:38:59 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman
Meanwhile, "iCarly" poses this question to teen and tween fans on the Nick show's website: What's the best way to spend this Saturday?

Wash, wax, and vacuum mom's car. She does, after all, haul their butts every where. That should take up the day.

24 posted on 09/25/2010 2:25:02 AM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When I was a kid we watched Popeye, Mighty Mouse and some other cartoons along with Sky King and Roy Rogers on many Saturday mornings. We also had to do housework. That didn't mean we didn't go out and play. We played a whole lot, had amazing imaginations and got tons of exercise and fresh air. Along with with making up all kinds of imaginative games we went swimming almost everyday during the summer, roller skated, went on bike rides, played sports games such as neighborhood baseball and football, tennis, volleyball, ping pong, badminton etc. We ice skated and made massive snowmen and snow forts in the winter. And just think, we did all of this without any input at all from the likes of M Obama.

It seems for dems they always go to extremes and love to dictate to others how to live their lives like they are the great intelligentsia and the rest of us are dodos. In truth they probably are druggies and do not know much at all concerning what is good vs. bad and often try to turn good into bad and bad into good but to cover up for their total lack they like to push on everyone else their idea of what is right so that they can convince themselves and us that they are the great morality dispensers. They lack discernment but love to think that they know everything. And to beat all they also love to tell us not to shove our morality down their throats. They really are quite predictable and completely nauseating.

25 posted on 09/25/2010 2:41:34 AM PDT by Bellflower (All meaning is in The LORD.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s Saturday morning, time for my youngest kids to get up and watch cartoons - probably for the first time this year. Michelle Obama’s interference in our lives deserves that honor.


26 posted on 09/25/2010 2:57:54 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have no doubt Michelle watches cartoons with her kids now. She has a bad habit of lecturing us on everything she does. This is almost as laughable as Michele telling us to watch what we eat while she and her husband pig out and eat a lot of ice cream.


27 posted on 09/25/2010 3:39:45 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She controls the horizontal, she controls the vertical...

But she just can't control her waistline.

28 posted on 09/25/2010 4:07:47 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m wondering if this will affect Dim kids more than Pubbie kids - - I’ve read many times that polls taken on weekends are usually more pro-Dim as Pubbies are out doing things together as a family. That said, since when does someone in the WH have the right to block network programming? Can you imagine what would have happend if Laura Bush had tried this and said spend the time reading with your kids? What’s next - Fox needs to black out Hannity or O’Reilly so that families will turn off the TV and eat a healthy dinner together.

My 8 y.o. nephew normally just has soccer game on Saturday mornings; however, today is extra busy for his family - - after his game he has a Taekwondo lesson and then testing for his high blue belt. He deserves a rest after that - - Guess if he can’t watch Sponge Bob when he gets home, he’ll have to watch a Disney video or play X-Box. His mom and dad limit his computer/TV/video game time, just like I’m sure many other parents do - - we don’t need Michelle Ma Belle to coordinate with the networks to do a programming blackout; or, for that matter tell us what he should eat.

Maybe she ought to coordinate a blackout of MTV whilst 0bama is giving his speech at the Univ of Wisconsin - - he might be able to finally fill all the seats at one of his events.


29 posted on 09/25/2010 4:25:26 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Nik channels are blocked at our house anyway. Just ignoring my disgust at the situation at hand for a moment...did anyone think of the timing? Noon to 3PM...the hottest and sunniest time of day. Usually in late Sept I guess that wouldn’t be a problem, but surely Michelle has noticed that up here in NoVA summer has been having one last attempt at hanging on...it was over 90 degrees the last few days! And clouds? Nope, not really! My kids have go out and play time every evening, after the temp gets below 80. Noon to 3PM? I don’t think so.

Now that I’ve gotten that out...who the heck does she think she is?! Making it look to the kids like she has power over the TV?! Kinda makes me wonder how many kids just change the channel to Disney...LOL


30 posted on 09/25/2010 4:30:11 AM PDT by Cailleach
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To: allmost

“Meanwhile, “iCarly” poses this question to teen and tween fans on the Nick show’s website: What’s the best way to spend this Saturday?”

Drive to Houston for hockey games.


31 posted on 09/25/2010 4:35:41 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kraft durch Freude!


32 posted on 09/25/2010 4:39:11 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

bttt


33 posted on 09/25/2010 4:45:33 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"At noon EST on Sept. 25, first lady Michelle Obama will tell Nick viewers to "get ready to shut down your computers, put down your cell phones and turn off your TVs." Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr. and TeenNick will then go off the air for three hours, according to the Associated Press."

So it begins.

sw

34 posted on 09/25/2010 4:47:18 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unlike Malia and Sasha, most kids don’t have spacious yards surrounded with security and private body guards.


35 posted on 09/25/2010 5:09:40 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: shibumi

MO the Booty Boomer is not exactly role-model material.

Kids taking after her will have permanent scowls too. When the evil reign is over, they’ll all need plastic surgery.


36 posted on 09/25/2010 5:19:48 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Boogieman

I did all of those when I was a kid. I think I turned out just fine.


37 posted on 09/25/2010 5:26:56 AM PDT by rfreedom4u ("A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
she sure dint get that fatazzz of hers by being outside... heal thyself first
38 posted on 09/25/2010 5:29:54 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Cvengr

KdF Wagen

5 Mark die Woche musst Du sparen – willst Du im eignen Wagen fahren!


39 posted on 09/25/2010 5:32:15 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Farfenugen!


40 posted on 09/25/2010 7:38:33 AM PDT by shredderman (Living in a Blue State, with a Blue Wife, But I'm Red to the bone.....)
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To: shredderman

Schadenfreude!


41 posted on 09/25/2010 8:45:38 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m soooo glad Nick and Mrs. Obama are here to help my children. We just returned from a two week vacation from The Grand Canyon, hiking into houses at Mesa Verde, exploring Yellowstone, spelunking a lava tube (very cool, and a good workout) and seeing Mount Rushmore. My children are simply starving for some time outside playing....it’s good to know the government is here to help. Never mind that we’re all exhausted from the trip and unpacking and would like some downtime and something silly to watch.

Stupid government. Redundant.


42 posted on 09/25/2010 9:11:41 AM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Today is Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play. We’re outside playing and you should be too. So turn off your TV, shut down your computer, put down that cell phone, and go all out. We’ll be back at three.”

Repeat.


43 posted on 09/25/2010 9:18:48 AM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Halt din zoken!


44 posted on 09/25/2010 9:26:28 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: pissant; ExTexasRedhead; Josh Painter; ejonesie22; papasmurf; Bobbisox; DesScorp; thefactor; ...

Ping!


45 posted on 09/25/2010 11:42:32 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
At noon EST on Sept. 25, first lady Michelle Obama will tell Nick viewers to "get ready to shut down your computers, put down your cell phones and turn off your TVs." Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr. and TeenNick will then go off the air for three hours, according to the Associated Press.

And Disney channels will have their best ratings 'Evah'

I just checked - it's off in Eastern time but the Western time channel is still going - to be cut off in a few minutes - lol.


46 posted on 09/25/2010 11:55:22 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go out into the streets and take a chance on getting shot by drug dealers while your single mom is working a minimum-wage retail job on the busiest day of the week. That’s right, kiddies; go on. Marriage is bad. Welfare is good. People who look down on out-of-wedlock sex and illegitimate parents are haters.


47 posted on 09/25/2010 12:12:43 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Government does nothing as economically as the private sector. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Manchelle!! Seeing the daily escapades of you and your man-child is like watching a cartoon marathon every day.


48 posted on 09/25/2010 12:22:15 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Bellflower
Your childhood sounds alot like mine. Besides the programs you mentioned, we also watched Andy's Kids, Captain Midnight, Rin Tin Tin, Fury, Circus Boy, Super Circus, etc...all on a black and white TV. We played cowboys and indians and dodge ball, plus board games like Go to the Head of the Class, Clue, Monopoly, Sorry! and Parchesi. We also played checkers, Chinese checkers, along with outdoor games like hide and go seek, Red Light-Green Light, and Simon Says. That imagination thing worked well for us in our youth, and we enjoyed ourselves doing simple things.

On the weekends my mother would give us money to go to the local movie theater. Every so often they'd offer a Saturday cartoon marathon. Back then it cost us 15 cents to get in, and 10 cents for a box of popcorn. I'm glad I was a kid in the 50's. It was a time when you didn't lock your doors, and you knew everybody on your street.

49 posted on 09/25/2010 12:52:46 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Albion Wilde
"Go out into the streets and take a chance on getting shot by drug dealers..."

You forgot to mention they should go out and play so they can be abducted, raped and murdered by an illegal alien, or run over by a drunk illegal driving a car.

50 posted on 09/25/2010 1:09:22 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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