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Michelle Obama Gives a Nod to ‘Walking School Buses’
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/michelle-obama-gives-nod-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. Obama’s “Let’s 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 that’s what Let’s Move! is all about," she said. "That’s what we're really trying to do here.


TOPICS: Education; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: duplicate; knoxcounty; letsmooch; letsmove; sourcetitlenoturl; tennessee

1 posted on 07/15/2013 9:27:00 AM PDT by Madhattan
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To: Madhattan

Wish nasty a** creepie Michelle and all those other Pee-Baggers would shut the **** up.


2 posted on 07/15/2013 9:27:57 AM PDT by Deathtomarxists (hillary's cankles smiled at me)
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To: Madhattan

Hmm,, I have heard a similar thing in a book. they were called “bus boxes”.... 1 step closer.


3 posted on 07/15/2013 9:28:16 AM PDT by phalynx
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To: Madhattan

A SWEET POTATO in your POCKET?? HUH???? There really ARE TWO AMERICAS!


4 posted on 07/15/2013 9:28:22 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Madhattan
The meddling Warren Court put an end to neighborhood schools.


5 posted on 07/15/2013 9:29:00 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Madhattan

I’d bet anything that Mrs. Obama took a bus to school unless she lived less than 500 feet from it.


6 posted on 07/15/2013 9:29:57 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Madhattan

Up hill both ways?


7 posted on 07/15/2013 9:30:56 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Madhattan

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.


8 posted on 07/15/2013 9:31:59 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.Do what)
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To: Ann Archy

I have no idea. I tried googling it and came up with lots of recipes for “Sweet Potato Pockets.”


9 posted on 07/15/2013 9:32:44 AM PDT by Rio
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To: Madhattan

Better yet, let the kids stay home and play.


10 posted on 07/15/2013 9:33:40 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Madhattan

This is what they do in 3rd world countries.


11 posted on 07/15/2013 9:34:20 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Madhattan

12 posted on 07/15/2013 9:34:33 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Madhattan
a group of children who walk to school with adult chaperones

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!"

13 posted on 07/15/2013 9:34:33 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No pun intended, no punishment ... If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: Madhattan
Michelle Obama Gives a Nod to ‘Walking School Buses’

Sounds like mass transit from The Flintstones.

14 posted on 07/15/2013 9:35:09 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: Madhattan

Too bad she can’t walk to her vacation spots. =)


15 posted on 07/15/2013 9:35:59 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Madhattan

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.


16 posted on 07/15/2013 9:37:43 AM PDT by Student0165
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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


17 posted on 07/15/2013 9:38:19 AM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: Madhattan

"And you let it on the ship!"

18 posted on 07/15/2013 9:39:45 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: Madhattan

She should have walked to her Africa vacation.


19 posted on 07/15/2013 9:40:40 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: freedumb2003; Madhattan

WRONG THREAD — IGNORE


20 posted on 07/15/2013 9:40:55 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: Madhattan
$400 lobster tail snacks and $100 million air force one africa vacations for Michelle, and walking to school and celery for lunch for the masses.

I read this story once, this is the point where Napolean says "All animal are equal, but some animals are more equal than others".

21 posted on 07/15/2013 9:43:52 AM PDT by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: Madhattan

I just love these satire articles.


22 posted on 07/15/2013 9:45:50 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Madhattan

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”...


23 posted on 07/15/2013 9:47:13 AM PDT by Tigerized
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To: freedumb2003
WRONG THREAD — IGNORE

Oh, I think you put it in the right place.

24 posted on 07/15/2013 9:49:29 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Madhattan
lets move? WHERE? America MAY still be able to Rvert back to being That Shining City On The Hill!. FIRST THINGS FIRST!

25 posted on 07/15/2013 9:52:14 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: Madhattan
"You remember the miles of walking you did with a sweet potato in your pocket?" Mrs. Obama asked a laughing audience.

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.

26 posted on 07/15/2013 10:00:50 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Madhattan

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.


27 posted on 07/15/2013 10:05:10 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: UCANSEE2

>>Oh, I think you put it in the right place.<<

LOL — it DOES fit, doesn’t it?


28 posted on 07/15/2013 10:10:31 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: Student0165
I don't have a problem with it either depending on: I walked 700 feet to school as a first to third grader, was bused to school more than 5 miles away and rode my bike to high school that was 3-4 miles away.

I just don't want Michelle talking about it.

29 posted on 07/15/2013 10:13:54 AM PDT by scripter
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To: Madhattan

Remember Michelle walked 5 miles to school in 3 feet of snow and it was uphill each way.

Oh wait, never mind.


30 posted on 07/15/2013 10:47:31 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: freedumb2003
Ship Hell! They let it in the White House.


31 posted on 07/15/2013 10:47:35 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: bmwcyle

You forgot the part about being “barefoot” and “walking miles and miles in the snow”....but yes, up hill — both ways, lol!


32 posted on 07/15/2013 10:51:44 AM PDT by JLLH
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To: Madhattan

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?


33 posted on 07/15/2013 10:53:46 AM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: JLLH

And you try to tell the kids today that we had to do this and they don’t believe you.


34 posted on 07/15/2013 10:56:27 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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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?


35 posted on 07/15/2013 11:05:51 AM PDT by radiohead
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To: freedumb2003

I thought it made perfectly good sense!


36 posted on 07/15/2013 11:06:12 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: JRios1968
Yeah, this is what came to my mind as well...


37 posted on 07/15/2013 11:07:06 AM PDT by MCH
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To: Madhattan
"You remember the miles of walking you did with a sweet potato in your pocket?" Mrs. Obama asked a laughing audience.

Sweet potato!?! Yeah, OK.

38 posted on 07/15/2013 11:56:31 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: radiohead
What is this woman talking about?

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.

39 posted on 07/15/2013 12:16:55 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Madhattan

I “give a nod” to her being deported or imprisoned.


40 posted on 07/15/2013 12:20:27 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

how does this unelected buffalo scat hav ANY power - especially over something that the federal govt should have nothing to with?


41 posted on 07/15/2013 12:24:49 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Madhattan.

Yeah, good idea, let’s start this in Chicago, Illinois.


42 posted on 07/15/2013 4:10:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Deathtomarxists

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:

http://www.freedomadvocates.org/articles/illegitimate_government/regionalism_-_the_blueprint_for_your_serfdom_20121201468/


43 posted on 07/16/2013 3:40:12 PM PDT by offgridtn
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To: freedumb2003

Actually, that sorta makes sense for this thread! 2008 and 2012.


44 posted on 07/16/2013 9:12:42 PM PDT by bootless ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."~RWR)
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