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Barack Obama says shape up now (Nanny State Cometh)
Politico ^ | June 10, 2009 | Carrie Budoff Brown

Posted on 06/10/2009 7:19:27 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

President Barack Obama eats his vegetables and exercises every day — and he really wants you to do the same.

From the White House garden to his picks for top health jobs, Obama is telling America’s McDonald’s-loving, couch-dwelling, doctor-phobic populace that things are about to change.

Don’t be fooled by the presidential burger runs. Obama and Congress are moving across several fronts to give government a central role in making America healthier — raising expectations among public health experts of a new era of activism unlike any before.

Any health care reform plan that Obama signs is almost certain to call for nutrition counseling, obesity screenings and wellness programs at workplaces and community centers. He wants more time in the school day for physical fitness, more nutritious school lunches and more bike paths, walking paths and grocery stores in underserved areas.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; democrats; fascism; fubo; healthcare; nannystate; obama
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1 posted on 06/10/2009 7:19:27 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

When is he going to quit smoking?


2 posted on 06/10/2009 7:20:15 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“A wagyu steak in every pot!”


3 posted on 06/10/2009 7:21:39 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Somewhere in a desk drawer, Obama has an outline of his grand plan. Somewhere on page 17 there is the paragraph about “getting rid of the useless eaters”. Tell your parents — their time is growing short.


4 posted on 06/10/2009 7:23:12 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (We are a ruled people, serfs to the Federal Oligarchy -- and the Tree of Liberty thirsts)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Is he going to pay for gym memberships for all ?


5 posted on 06/10/2009 7:23:27 AM PDT by Reagan69 (No Representation without Taxation !)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

:0 shuedenfrade(sp?). How many fast food restaurant chains and their employees supported Obama? Most of them. Now he will regulate the heck out of them, and discourage the populace from eating at them. Soda companies? same thing, look at how pepsi changed its logo to mimic the Obama logo. Now, don’t drink it, and penalize those who do.


6 posted on 06/10/2009 7:24:18 AM PDT by wombtotomb
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

7 posted on 06/10/2009 7:24:18 AM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I like veggies. Now, if I could afford them.


8 posted on 06/10/2009 7:25:14 AM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Wasn’t the whole 70’s leftest movement based in part on stopping excerise in schools by the state as it was creating a generation of warriors in shape for the industrial/military complex the left hates?


9 posted on 06/10/2009 7:26:53 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't have to say much.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Any health care reform plan that Obama signs is almost certain to call for nutrition counseling, obesity screenings and wellness programs at workplaces and community centers. He wants more time in the school day for physical fitness, more nutritious school lunches and more bike paths, walking paths and grocery stores in underserved areas.”

Oh yea, I can see how this can destroy society alright. Many employers are pushing many of these things at the urging of their insurance companies. Get a grip folks.


10 posted on 06/10/2009 7:27:31 AM PDT by DonaldC
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Did I read yesterday that the 0bamanation is taking over the tobacco industry? Food industry beware: you’re next.


11 posted on 06/10/2009 7:28:08 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Well, since he wants us to cut risky behavior, is the federal government going to stop subsidizing tobacco and tell homosexuals to stop anal (fake) sex acts?
12 posted on 06/10/2009 7:28:21 AM PDT by svcw
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Large bag of Doritos: Buy one @ $2.50, get one free.

Green peppers: $2.49 each.

13 posted on 06/10/2009 7:28:39 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Bottom of the article..."Still, Obama needs to strike a balance between fashioning himself an advocate of clean living and coming across as a public scold or a killjoy."

Every liberal I know is a scold and knows best how I should live my life, from the type of car I drive to the food I eat. It's a hallmark of the species, wanting to control every aspect of other peoples' lives.

14 posted on 06/10/2009 7:29:18 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Glenn

Let them eat arugula!


15 posted on 06/10/2009 7:29:58 AM PDT by Goldsborough
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Why does he or anyone else not dear to me care if I am healthy. I know. Health care costs. But, if I listen to these coercive Utopians, I will live longer in my eighties or nineties thus requiring more aged care. I say let’s mount a campaign to outlaw homosexual sex acts. We know that is dangerous.


16 posted on 06/10/2009 7:30:50 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: RasterMaster

My sentiments exactly.


17 posted on 06/10/2009 7:31:19 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
pretty soon the gov’t will be telling us to make sure the seat is down (and of course, charge us for the service)
18 posted on 06/10/2009 7:31:57 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

First they came for the smokers and noone spoke out.

Now they’re coming for the fatties.


19 posted on 06/10/2009 7:33:45 AM PDT by Longdriver
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Just like Him He wants us to all have a no pork diet......


20 posted on 06/10/2009 7:33:51 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (GIVE ME YOUR MONEY BITCH! - President Obama)
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To: RasterMaster
yoyr insulting the donkey
21 posted on 06/10/2009 7:34:58 AM PDT by peace with honor
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
“He wants more time in the school day for physical fitness, more nutritious school lunches and more bike paths, walking paths and grocery stores in underserved areas.”

Grocery stores in the ghetto? Who gets to pay for the billions they lose to shoplifters every year?

There is a freaking reason they aren't there!

22 posted on 06/10/2009 7:36:07 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Maybe he should start with the angry shrew he married:


23 posted on 06/10/2009 7:36:30 AM PDT by TonyInOhio ( It is hot in Suez. The dice are on the table.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Hmm, he smokes and his wife is gaining a lb a day. Lead by example BO.


24 posted on 06/10/2009 7:37:03 AM PDT by SengirV
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To: DonaldC
I take it you don't have a problem with the gov’t intruding into every aspect of your life
25 posted on 06/10/2009 7:37:19 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: DonaldC

“Oh yea, I can see how this can destroy society alright. Many employers are pushing many of these things at the urging of their insurance companies. Get a grip folks.”

It’s destructive because you don’t have a CHOICE.

CHOICE=FREEDOM


26 posted on 06/10/2009 7:37:43 AM PDT by homegroan (Proud to be a Palinite!)
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To: NMEwithin

NEVER, I HOPE.

In fact, we should send him a carton of Camels every week.


27 posted on 06/10/2009 7:38:01 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Real soon, the ordinary people will be eating "Soylent Green"

28 posted on 06/10/2009 7:38:10 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
grocery stores in underserved areas.”

He must mean the country. When I lived in the ghetto I had a grocery store, meat market, huge farmers market, 4 corner stores (2 with hot food) a sub shop, a pizza place, 2 fast food places and a freakin' bakery within a 20 minute walk. I never ate so good, so cheap, or so easy.

29 posted on 06/10/2009 7:38:39 AM PDT by Dosa26
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To: DonaldC

Private sector. Public sector.


30 posted on 06/10/2009 7:38:45 AM PDT by Crawdad (If you're in a fair fight, your tactics suck.)
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To: mmichaels1970

New government diet includes at least one 100 buck a pound Kobi steak every week.


31 posted on 06/10/2009 7:39:05 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: NMEwithin

Hey Prez gimme a Kool


32 posted on 06/10/2009 7:39:28 AM PDT by stan_sipple
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To: Glenn
I like veggies. Now, if I could afford them.

You can grow your own for next to nothing. It's relatively expensive to get started (soil, soil amendments, seeds, etc.) but after that, you just plant, maintain, harvest & re-plant.

I've grown tomatoes, cucumbers, kentucky wonder beans, pinto beans, red beans, yellow squash, zuchinni, cantelopes, honey dew melons, watermelons and strawberries this year. I'm looking forward to a crop of citris later this year/early next year and avocados.

33 posted on 06/10/2009 7:40:00 AM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: Reagan69

Don’t give him any ideas!

I can just see—every American deserves as good a gym as Congress has...


34 posted on 06/10/2009 7:40:33 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: DonaldC

You do realize that there is a difference between employers doing this by choice and a government mandate?


35 posted on 06/10/2009 7:41:15 AM PDT by CajunConservative (F U 0bama)
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To: DonaldC
Many employers are pushing many of these things at the urging of their insurance companies.

Oh, that's just that outmoded institution called "private enterprise." It would be much better if healthy behavior were compelled by the Federal government. /s
36 posted on 06/10/2009 7:41:25 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Politics: Poli = Many; Tics = Blood Sucking Creatures)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Stuttering Barry, speak for yourself

Is this why you're always "tired" and "worn out"?

37 posted on 06/10/2009 7:42:38 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: CajunConservative

“You do realize that there is a difference between employers doing this by choice and a government mandate?”

I don’t remember getting a choice.


38 posted on 06/10/2009 7:43:26 AM PDT by DonaldC
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To: peace with honor

DUmocrats have proven time and time again since 1794 that they are either a). America-hating domestic enemy, or b.) an enthusiastic enabler of our enemy. Take your pick.


39 posted on 06/10/2009 7:44:32 AM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: DonaldC; All

You of all people should talk.. You go around telling people that we should only buy American.. Comrade...


40 posted on 06/10/2009 7:45:48 AM PDT by KevinDavis (http://governorpalin4president.blogspot.com/)
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To: mmichaels1970

New government diet includes at least one 100 buck a pound Kobi steak every week.


41 posted on 06/10/2009 7:46:21 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: texgal
The garden growing is a little different in areas that only have 3 months of growing season.

You have fresh veggies for perhaps one month a year.

42 posted on 06/10/2009 7:47:37 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Vor Lady

Why are fascists alwasy such friggin’ health nazis?


43 posted on 06/10/2009 7:48:39 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Oh, pipe down, Cecilia!)
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To: TonyInOhio

Jodhpurs.


44 posted on 06/10/2009 7:49:18 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: DonaldC
“You do realize that there is a difference between employers doing this by choice and a government mandate?”

I don’t remember getting a choice.

Captured and sold into slavery were ya? Seems to be happening more and more these days...

45 posted on 06/10/2009 7:51:20 AM PDT by Dosa26
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To: ClearCase_guy
BAD PILL
46 posted on 06/10/2009 7:51:33 AM PDT by odin2008 (Everything in the universe is subject to change.)
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To: Beagle8U

We had a big chain make a deal with the city years ago to open a store in one of these areas you speak of. It lasted about a year. The stock usually never made it from the truck to inside the store.

They are underserved for a reason.


47 posted on 06/10/2009 7:51:53 AM PDT by dforest (Anyone dumb enough to have voted for him deserves what they get.. No Pity!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I wanna know when the Feds will come scratch my butt for me too, when it itches.

Little more to the left Barry.


48 posted on 06/10/2009 7:54:27 AM PDT by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Somewhere in a desk drawer, Obama has an outline of his grand plan. Somewhere on page 17 there is the paragraph about “getting rid of the useless eaters”.

They'll have to scratch that one when they realize that's their constituency.

49 posted on 06/10/2009 7:56:38 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: RasterMaster

I pick both


50 posted on 06/10/2009 8:06:50 AM PDT by peace with honor
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