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Michelle Denies the Fries
The American Thinker Blog ^ | February 09, 2011 | Jeannie DeAngelis

Posted on 02/09/2011 3:26:21 AM PST by Scanian

Wonder if the First Lady monitored portions at the Super Bowl Sunday Bratwurst Fest, because the woman who put double-stuffed potatoes on the menu is about to dictate what is sanctioned on restaurant menus across America.

After filling school vending machines with substances no self-respecting kid would ever eat and after bossing around food makers, rewriting nutrition labels, and attempting to worm her way into cupboards, refrigerators and grocery carts, Michelle is one forkful away from dictating the foods restaurants are allowed to put on your plate. According to White House and industry officials:

"A team of advisers to the First Lady has been holding private talks over the past year with the National Restaurant Association, a trade group, in a bid to get restaurants to adopt her goals of smaller portions and children's meals that include offerings healthier than French fries and soda."

Michelle is uneasy over other people's children consuming "more saturated fat and less fiber and calcium when they eat out." As a result, the President's spouse is challenging restaurants to toss out old menu options and alter recipes to "give parents the confidence" to do what the she herself has yet to do - "go into any restaurant in this country and choose a genuinely healthy meal" for herself or her daughters.

In short, the woman with a notoriously voracious appetite who feeds her daughters fried food is preparing to usurp parental authority, wrestle French fries from the hands of sobbing children, and establish herself as the sole authority over "Hav[ing] pie and eat[ing] dressing."

The problem with the whole scenario is that while the First Lady's advisors were "holding private talks" with the National Restaurant Association, she spent the last 12 months partaking of foodie adventures and paying no attention to quantity, calories, sugar, fat or sodium content.

During last year's tasting tour of NYC the "FLOTUS ate at Grimaldi's pizzeria in Brooklyn and Dinosaur Bar-B-Q in Harlem," and dropped in on Magnolia Bakery and Dylan's Candy Bar.

In April, Michelle Obama and hubby "landed in the Blue Ridge Mountains and made a quick stop at Twelve Bones Smokehouse ...the first couple ate ribs, macaroni and cheese, greens, baked beans, corn bread and corn pudding and washed it down with sweet tea."

In Panama City, Florida it was: "tuna appetizer and a course of fried oysters [and] lobster." Sasha had mommy-approved pasta Alfredo ... the President New York Strip and shrimp" followed by a full round of crème brûlée for all. At Bruster's Real Ice Cream, "First Lady Michelle Obama ordered a Hot Fudge Sundae with no whipped cream and extra fudge." Little Sasha had a "genuinely healthy" cup of Cake Batter Oreo.

There was cholesterol-laden lobster and ice cream in Spain, lobster, corn and slaw and Mt. Desert Ice Cream in Maine, and lobster tempura, the Sweet Life Café, and Mad Martha's Ice Cream Shop on Martha's Vineyard.

Then foie gras, lobster lasagna, and soy-braised short ribs at Alan Wong's in Hawaii, and for a home cooked meal for Super Bowl Sunday, "Bratwurst, kielbasa, cheeseburgers, deep-dish pizza and Buffalo wings with sides of German potato salad, twice-baked potatoes and assorted chips, dips and ice cream."

Michelle's 2010 food inventory is not even close to being comprehensive and yet this woman feels she has the authority to deny Americans the right to choose the quantity and content of what we eat? If the tasting tourist queen of barbeque and hot fudge sundaes gets her way, no more "abbondanza" for anyone but those fortunate enough to be dining with Michelle.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Government; Society
KEYWORDS: firstlady; hypocrisy; obama; restaurants

1 posted on 02/09/2011 3:26:26 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian

...6 billion dollar illegal initiative implemented. They conveniently forget Hillary’s attempt at Hillarycare.


2 posted on 02/09/2011 3:30:17 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Scanian

Flaming, repulsive, arrogant hypocrite.


3 posted on 02/09/2011 3:31:52 AM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: Scanian

If she tries to put an end to “all you can eat” buffets, Italian wedding caterers will raise holy hell!


4 posted on 02/09/2011 3:32:21 AM PST by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: equaviator

‘stu cazz’!!

That WH Super Bowl buffet would put any caterer to shame:

“Bratwurst, kielbasa, cheeseburgers, deep-dish pizza and Buffalo wings with sides of German potato salad, twice-baked potatoes and assorted chips, dips and ice cream.”


5 posted on 02/09/2011 3:36:16 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Marxist grifters! Can’t wait til they’re gone,...and I MEAN GONE!


6 posted on 02/09/2011 3:44:17 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Scanian

That would be an offer I could not refuse!


7 posted on 02/09/2011 3:45:27 AM PST by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: shalom aleichem

The FAT ASS makes about as much sense as her idiot husband !!

These people need the fast express back to THUG-LAND !!


8 posted on 02/09/2011 3:48:23 AM PST by W-Girl
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To: Scanian

Yet another issue Palin positioned herself on the right side of from the start.


9 posted on 02/09/2011 3:49:16 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Scanian

Who are these people?!!


10 posted on 02/09/2011 3:54:55 AM PST by A. Morgan
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To: Scanian

They honestly believe they are making history, they have no idea what will really be said about them when they are gone.

If they had any small amount of logical smarts about them they had better find another country to move to.

They may get 4 years of rent free furnishings at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave but they will get 40 years of hate directed at them when they are gone.

They have quite literally created a whole new language of definitions of ineptness, stupidity, thirst for power and control and transparency.

The old saying of a gun behind every blade of grass will now be a question at every Google about Obamas past.

The people of America won’t stop, they know the whitewashing routines by now, they know Obama wants to shove enough propaganda out to flood the sensory inputs, but we have the very same tools at our disposal, tools that communism, marxism and Islam fear.

Its called faith, trust and communication.


11 posted on 02/09/2011 3:57:46 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("These people are either at your neck or at your knees" A quote by Winston Churchill)
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To: W-Girl

BINGO!!!!!!!


12 posted on 02/09/2011 3:57:52 AM PST by A. Morgan
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To: W-Girl

It’s easy to see how 0bama stays thin. His wife eats most of the food.


13 posted on 02/09/2011 3:59:16 AM PST 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: Eye of Unk

No problem for the 0’s.

Once we finally get rid of them i.e., IF we get rid of them, they’ll probably leave the country. The only part of America they might care about is the East Side of Manhattan on Turtle Bay.


14 posted on 02/09/2011 4:06:47 AM PST by Scanian
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To: A. Morgan

They are morally and intellectually superior and know what’s best for us. So eat your spinach. /s


15 posted on 02/09/2011 4:15:42 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian

I honestly wonder if they will be welcome anywhere in America, possibly in some form of faux Roman Coliseum on the outskirts of Chicago maybe.

The only legacy they are creating is the American Army of Citizens of the Republic that will band together to un-do his inept handling of the office of President.


16 posted on 02/09/2011 4:20:12 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("These people are either at your neck or at your knees" A quote by Winston Churchill)
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To: Scanian

“LYING FATASS WOOKIE SAYS SHE ATE NO FRIES... FILM AT ELEVEN”.

LLS


17 posted on 02/09/2011 4:23:59 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Being a bit of a “chubby chaser,” I’ve always thought that the caboose was the only remotely interesting part of her.

But with menus like the one from Sunday, it’s not likely to go away anytime soon.


18 posted on 02/09/2011 4:32:36 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian

“Do as I say, not as I do”


19 posted on 02/09/2011 4:52:41 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Doc Savage

Me too, I’m so sick and tired of their busy body meddling I don’t know what to do.


20 posted on 02/09/2011 5:25:51 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: MsLady
Goodness, me too.

If she looked like Condi Rice, it would still be meddling, but it at least would not seem so hypocritical. If she were known to be a long-time "health nut" whose friends complained that they starved when they ate with her, it would be much less annoying. If all the pictures we saw of her eating something showed her munching carrots and celery sticks or chowing down on a big green salad with just veggies and a little dressing on the side, it might make sense to us as a "cause." If we heard stories that folks in Washington told each other "better eat before you go to the White House for dinner, you won't get a full plate of decent food" and we read the menus and smiled in sympathy for the guests, we would probably just ignore her.

It's the total hypocrisy that gets on our last nerves.

Take that Super Bowl party menu. I've been to Super Bowl parties with healthier menus- entirely by accident.

Most of us know how to make our own choices, thank you very much.

And, after all, it's not as if she has any science, medical, or nutritional background herself. There are lots of us out here with as much or more education, and many many more with more plain old good sense!!

21 posted on 02/09/2011 5:49:02 AM PST by susannah59
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To: Scanian

Michelle doesn’t really care what you eat.

Michelle is looking for something to make her feel an look important.
Unhappy just being First lady she wants a mission that would make her look important, instead of the big Booty idiot she is.


22 posted on 02/09/2011 5:51:05 AM PST by Venturer
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To: susannah59
I agree, total hypocrisy. She seems to think that all American parents are all stupid and can't figure out how to take care of their own kids. I'm sick of these people and their meddling know-it-all ways. I started reading about nutrition when I was pregnant with my daughter, I ended up being a health nut and bodybuilder. I made almost all my daughters baby food from fresh food for goodness sake. In fact she was probably 4 years old before she ever had a cookie(other then the teething cookies) or any other type of junky treats. I was going to control her food for as long as I could. I knew that once she got a taste of junk and chips, it'd be all she wrote.

Most people know that junk food isn't good. Most parents care enough about their kids to try to limit those foods. Now if Michele wants to meddle with the school lunches I have no problem with that part. The food they serve at schools is awful. The only thing I don't like is now she wants to meddle with the bake sales at school and out law kids bringing snacks and such, that's just over the top.

23 posted on 02/09/2011 6:24:59 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Scanian

She is growing... wider.

LLS


24 posted on 02/09/2011 6:55:16 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: Scanian
Once we finally get rid of them i.e., IF we get rid of them, they’ll probably leave the country.

I have a theory.

BO's plan all along was to be a one term president.

Then, in 2013 (maybe -14, just to look "respectable") he divorces Moochelle, gets paid 10 million per volume of "My Life as the First Black President", and goes on a permanent speaking tour, getting 50K a pop for doing what he does best - read a teleprompter to adoring sychophants.

Just my opinion. We'll see in a few years.

25 posted on 02/09/2011 6:56:52 AM PST by wbill
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To: MsLady
"Now if Michele wants to meddle with the school lunches I have no problem with that part."

I do. Speak out on it, okay. Try to influence people's opinion about healthy lifestyle choices, okay. But using the force of the federal government on our kids school lunches? No way!! That is an issue that should be left to local communities to figure out for themselves. To the PTA, local government and local school boards.
26 posted on 02/09/2011 7:05:56 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Ok, agreed with that. They should be changed though. School lunches are terrible. High in fat and salt, overly processed. They are pretty bad. And the breakfast they offer to poor kids....YIKES, Just give them a lump of sugar there isn’t any difference.


27 posted on 02/09/2011 7:35:00 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Scanian

I’m ready to scream. It’s none of her d... business what restaurants put on their menus.


28 posted on 02/09/2011 7:36:23 AM PST by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: driftless2
The Wooky has an Arse that is TWO Axe handles wide. She should STF up.
29 posted on 02/09/2011 7:41:02 AM PST by troy McClure
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To: MsLady

The problem is that over the years, local institutions such as school boards, community groups etc.. that should be on top of this and so many other issues have ceded their authority to the Federal government. How has this happened? With the promise of federal dollars if you do it our way.

That promise of federal money is like a drug to local communities and it must be stopped. Block granting funds to states like Newt Gingrich and the Congress in the 90’s was doing is the way to go. Not individually targeting things to influence local government’s behavior. Let the states and local communities decide how best to spend dollars on education. Not have it dictated to them by Washington.


30 posted on 02/09/2011 7:43:22 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Scanian
But with menus like the one from Sunday, it’s not likely to go away anytime soon.

If she doesn't burn more calories than she takes in, she will never lose that backside. If you keep dumping water into a bucket, it eventually overflows.

31 posted on 02/09/2011 7:47:13 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (America has two cancers - democrats and RINOS.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

I totally agree with that. States shouldn’t get any federal money at all. If we budget and quit spending money on social programs we could do everything we need to do right here. And I wouldn’t have to worry about my tax dollars going to places like california so they can keep spending it on all those waste of money social programs. My state is in terrible shape thanks to the unions and the democrats who’ve been in power here way to long. Michigan is a total disaster.


32 posted on 02/09/2011 7:53:25 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Arrowhead1952
"If you keep dumping water into a bucket, it eventually overflows."

Or in Moochelles case, the bucket expands.....
33 posted on 02/09/2011 9:59:59 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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