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President to Crack Down on Obesity in Second Term
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 May 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 05/13/2012 12:36:00 PM PDT by John Semmens

Contending that obesity is a bigger threat than Islamic terror, White House chef and food initiative coordinator Sam Kass says that combating this threat will be a major focus of the president’s second term.

“Let’s face it, too many of us are too darn fat,” Kass observed. “Given the opportunity to freely choose their own diets a distressingly large percentage consistently make the wrong choices. Preventing these wrong choices is crucial to the collective health and well-being of our society.”

Of course, preventing wrong choices is a daunting task in a free country. Kass hinted that indoctrinating youth would be one way to make this happen. “In the First Lady’s ‘Let’s Move’ program I’ve seen kids dancing and cheering for vegetables,” Kass remembered. “Getting adults to join in is the next step.” For those skeptical about the prospect of adults dancing and cheering for vegetables, Kass pointed out that “they do it in China.”

Kass declined to speculate on whether a so-called “fat tax” might be enacted, but argued that it could be very persuasive. “If you’ve got to pay more for every pound of blubber you add you’ll think twice about having a cheese burger or a dessert,” Kass maintained. “In my opinion, issuing an Executive Order imposing such a tax is something President Obama should consider.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2012/05/12/president-admits-he-sometimes-forgets-the-magnitude-of-the-recession/


TOPICS: Food; Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: nannystate; obama; satire

1 posted on 05/13/2012 12:36:06 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

He can start by beating the fat off moocher.
Man what a shelf ass angry beotch


2 posted on 05/13/2012 12:46:26 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: John Semmens

FUBO!!!


3 posted on 05/13/2012 12:46:26 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: John Semmens
I submit an entry for the highest "fat tax" menu item of any national fast food chain, KFC's Double Down ...


4 posted on 05/13/2012 12:47:21 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: John Semmens

3, 2, 1...


5 posted on 05/13/2012 12:49:13 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: John Semmens

John!


6 posted on 05/13/2012 12:50:48 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: John Semmens
I need to write this. Please do not ban me:

Hey Obambie! Blow Me!

7 posted on 05/13/2012 12:51:54 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: John Semmens

FUBO!!!


8 posted on 05/13/2012 12:52:31 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: John Semmens

Congratulations. You caused a few more of your fellow freepers to make fools of themselves. Actually, they are not the fools. You are.


9 posted on 05/13/2012 12:57:32 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: John Semmens
WHAT SECOND TERM?
10 posted on 05/13/2012 1:02:19 PM PDT by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: John Semmens

My orthopaedic surgeon informed me last week that one of the provisions in Obamacare is that if your BMI (body mass index) is too high, Medicare will not allow you to have surgery. It’s in the Bill that nobody read.


11 posted on 05/13/2012 1:02:49 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: John Semmens
President to Crack Down on Obesity in Second Term

Does that include Dingy Harry's budgets?

12 posted on 05/13/2012 1:08:49 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: John Semmens

Some half assed cook at the White House is now Obama’s food Czar?

I paid for every ounce of fat on me with hard work and I don’t want some skinny Kenyan telling me what I can and cannot eat.


13 posted on 05/13/2012 1:10:35 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: John Semmens
The only fat he should be addressing is Federal Bloat


14 posted on 05/13/2012 1:11:53 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: John Semmens

Mandatory Summer Fat camps for children?
Educating the neediest on how to eat properly with their food stamp purchases?


15 posted on 05/13/2012 1:12:06 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: John Semmens

Nothing like a good old fashioned government induced famine to get the population in shape.


16 posted on 05/13/2012 1:13:16 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: SMGFan

Mandatory Summer Fat camps for children?
Educating the neediest on how to eat properly with their food stamp purchases?


Evil Communist bastards.


17 posted on 05/13/2012 1:16:11 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: John Semmens

Posted this a few days ago....

Obesity fight must shift from personal blame-U.S. panel
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2881373/posts

Whoa....there it is folks. All the laws are going to be in place. Look at what they are talking about here!!!!

They are not just coming after the fat...it is an environment problem and they are down for changing the environment...and that means controlling the food supply, what gets grown, what gets distributed etc. From 0bamacare medicine to farm policy...

Worried yet?


18 posted on 05/13/2012 1:21:44 PM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: John Semmens

I’m not sure why, but, for some reason my mind’s eye sees an image of a particular person in the White House when I read the words crack and obesity in the same headline.


19 posted on 05/13/2012 1:21:44 PM PDT by waus (FUBO UFCMF, Just in case I stuttered, FUBO)
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To: firebrand; John Semmens
Actually, they are not the fools. You are.

Aw, lighten up. It's funny.

It's also harder than it looks. With al-Husseini, this week's satire becomes next week's news with uncomfortable frequency.

After all, if he seizes control of the food supply he could starve us all to rails.

20 posted on 05/13/2012 1:21:55 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Too bad a lot of Obama’s supporters don’t know that. A lot of them would be affected.


21 posted on 05/13/2012 1:22:37 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come.)
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To: firebrand

Actually ping to post 18.

I don’t see any satire ....


22 posted on 05/13/2012 1:24:54 PM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: John Semmens

These people are serious. They truly believe that someone being fat is not their own responsibility but the federal governments.


23 posted on 05/13/2012 1:26:33 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

“People have heard the advice to eat less and move more for years, and during that time a large number of Americans have become obese,” IOM committee member Shiriki Kumanyika of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine told Reuters. “That advice will never be out of date. But when you see the increase in obesity you ask, what changed? And the answer is, the environment. The average person cannot maintain a healthy weight in this obesity-promoting environment.” http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2881373/posts?page=1


24 posted on 05/13/2012 1:32:38 PM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: John Semmens

this asshole needs to find out it’s none of his damn business....this jackass really things he’s king


25 posted on 05/13/2012 1:33:50 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: John Semmens

Alas...our biggest farmer only grows corn for ethanol,,,,no vegies for us!!


26 posted on 05/13/2012 1:39:10 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: John Semmens

I was smartly skimming titles on the my landing page read “President Crack...” Psst, j/k big bros- plus I’m lexicdys to boot.


27 posted on 05/13/2012 1:39:24 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: John Semmens

I look forward to the “Semi-News/Semi-Satire “...I don’t know if it’s the pieces themselves or the reactions from those who don’t look at the source before posting...


28 posted on 05/13/2012 1:43:33 PM PDT by and so? (If it angers you, a sarcasm or irony tag after everything I post should be assumed)
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To: Netizen
Too bad a lot of Obama’s supporters don’t know that. A lot of them would be affected.

Study: Blacks are nation's most obese group

Nearly 36 percent of black Americans are obese — much more than other major racial or ethnic groups — and that gap exists in most states, a new federal study finds.

About 29 percent of Hispanics and 24 percent of whites are obese, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. Overall, about 26 percent of U.S. adults are obese.

More than 43 percent of black people who live in Kentucky are obese, and Mississippi isn't far behind

What percentage of black Americans are obese?

In the US, blacks have the highest rate of overweight at 78% and of obesity at 50.8%.

29 posted on 05/13/2012 1:43:44 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: John Semmens
If he gets reelected he will "fundamentally transform America" just as he promised- via executive orders.

'Cept that ain't happening. Big smack-down coming Nov 6th 2012.

30 posted on 05/13/2012 1:44:04 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: John Semmens

Though satire....

With the price of food .....fighting obesity should be a snap....for this administration


31 posted on 05/13/2012 1:44:53 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: John Semmens

He will have people’s BMI microchipped into everything they try to do. He will decree people to be thin. He will institute fat bashing while creating a capital crime for homophobia.

Mitt Romney has never looked so good.


32 posted on 05/13/2012 1:46:48 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: MamaDearest

Haven’t read the study but I have to think if you take those over, say, 35, those percentages will be higher by a scary bit.


33 posted on 05/13/2012 1:47:21 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I wonder if that applies to overweight people like Donald Driver, Ryan Braun and Aaron Rodgers or just obese people like Clay Matthews.

BMI is a poor measurement tool.


34 posted on 05/13/2012 1:52:09 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Servant of the Cross

Hey, that is my favorite. Very low carb.


35 posted on 05/13/2012 1:55:40 PM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: John Semmens

There ain’t Gona be no second term


36 posted on 05/13/2012 1:56:35 PM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: MediaMole
BMI is a poor measurement tool.

It's actually a very good tool. Yes, it does not make sense for 15-20% of the population (Arnold S would be considered fat in his prime). It was developed to see what the trends where over a period of time for a broad based swath of the population and it does that very well.

37 posted on 05/13/2012 2:03:09 PM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: Joe Boucher

I am pro-choice.

I eat what I choose.

Keep your laws off of my body.


38 posted on 05/13/2012 3:16:19 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-pression.)
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To: MediaMole

Donald Driver and Aaron Rodgers are overweight?


39 posted on 05/13/2012 3:17:24 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Joe Boucher

Yup.

He could easily drop 250 lbs right there.

AT LEAST.


40 posted on 05/13/2012 3:32:35 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: GeronL

He’s doubled the cost of energy in the first term, as promised. For his 2nd he will double the cost of food. Health through starvation, he wants us to be like NK.


41 posted on 05/13/2012 3:39:17 PM PDT by wrencher
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To: and so?

It should be in big letters in the title. There are always a few who get caught before the scam is foiled.


42 posted on 05/13/2012 3:42:46 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

Hmm....I wonder what that loudmouth Charles Barkley thinks about the great leader now.

BO is targeting you..... fat boy!!! What???You going just sit there and take it like a wimp???

I want to see if Charles will have the balls to call out Barak for this intrusion into other people lives.


43 posted on 05/13/2012 4:08:35 PM PDT by sennabanderas
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To: and so?; John Semmens

It’s both.


44 posted on 05/13/2012 4:35:25 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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The Place for Conservatives
The Place for Conservatives


45 posted on 05/13/2012 4:36:45 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: sennabanderas

Barkley has lost 45 lbs and is doing commercials for WW.

He’s on the inside of Baraq’s plan.


46 posted on 05/13/2012 4:40:17 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: John Semmens
We heard you was comin' Miss MooseChelle


47 posted on 05/13/2012 4:42:38 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: SMGFan
Mandatory Summer Fat camps for children? Educating the neediest on how to eat properly with their food stamp purchases?

And teach them to be good commie perverts at the same time. It would likely be a religious camp first, though, teaching all the dear children to worship "the One".

Let's pray he doesn't get that second term!!!

48 posted on 05/13/2012 9:49:00 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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