Skip to comments.Michelle Obama kicks off "Let's Move" anti-childhood obesity drive (0: "It's done, honey.")
Posted on 02/09/2010 7:18:43 AM PST by maggief
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
AT SIGNING OF MEMORANDUM ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY
9:16 A.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. I am so proud of the work that the First Lady, along with the Cabinet Secretaries behind me, have done in trying to tackle one of the most urgent health issues that we face in this country, and that is the increase of childhood obesity.
And because of the outstanding planning that they've done, they are going to be rolling out a terrific plan of action that involves the private sector as well as government agencies coordinating much more effectively a lot of public information out there to help parents make good decisions about allowing their children to be active and eating healthier.
And what the executive order I'm going to be signing today does is to create a 90-day plan that allows optimal coordination as we move forward, in addition to the coordination that we're doing with private sector companies and not-for-profits and other organizations out there that are interested in this issue.
So we think that this has enormous promise in improving the health of our children, in giving support to parents to make the kinds of healthy choices that oftentimes are very difficult in this kind of environment. And so I just want to say how proud I am of the First Lady for her outstanding work and I will now sign this order.
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President Barack Obama signs a memorandum on childhood obesity, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, in the Oval Office of the White House,Washington. Standing, from left are, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, first lady Michelle Obama, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.
Fine. Let’s call it the health care bill & be done with it.
Just more blah blah blah and at the expense of the taxpayers....
Hey, Zero, how much is THIS going to cost us?
Michelle Fashion Police Alert Ping!
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Where’s the bear?
When we going to stamp out stupidity?
for a nation with as many problems as it has he sure does have a mighty clean and clear desk....
want to do something about child obesity...put recess back into the elementary schools and let the kids run and play....middle and high put manadatory p.e. classes back in...we take away all this and then the kids get no exercise at all...what are we thinking....and yes parents...take away the vidio games and have the kids get off their butts and go outside and actually play....
Michelle should just butt out.
Looks like Resident Obamah doesn’t have much to work on these days, I’ve never seen a more empty desk-top.
Far more children have died of abortion than have fallen to the epidemic of Ho-Hos for breakfast.
MO looks like she could use a bit more exercise. Or at least buy clothes big enough to go around her waist.
Maybe one component of this should be educating our youth how to dress to accentuate good points and “tone down” those areas that could be mistaken for obesity...
Like avoiding sweaters that could never in a million years close at the bottom.
Mandatory Hula-Hooping for all?
Sorry truthkeeper, but that comment is redundant...
/ducks and exits stage left
A clean desk is a sign of a sick mind.
That broad has a lot of nerve sticking her fat ass into everybody’s business.
What a nightmare group that is.
Emphasizing obesity among Muslim children, Michelle Obama announces the “Shake Your Bootie” exercise plan.
Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia, Prince Sheikh Yabootie wonders what all the fuss is about.
So when can we expect to see scales inside all fast food places to *weigh in* to see what you are ALLOWED to order?
All in preparation for rationing child healthcare and killing the “weak ones”.
I’m very much in favor of Michelle Obama moving... moving OUT of the White House.
It will probably cost us $50 million. She and her entourage will jet around the country, explaining to us (the 300+ million idiots, in their mind) what we should do and be doing. Then they will feel good. Until the kids get up, go to lunch, and buy Doritos and a Coke from the vening machine. haha.
Since the largest percentage of the obese in this country are black women, why doesn’t she start with them?
As I was reading just what was posted on the header,
I kept hearing the sounds of a toilet flushing away huge
amounts of our money into the River Obama.
Yes, indeed, it’s another boondoggle, a kind of appetizer for the still-undead ObamaCare, and will be heralded as being ‘wildly popular’ and effective wherever it’s tried,
like ‘Cash for Clunkers’. It’s just another excuse to create a First Lady Vanity Project , putting forth information and practical “guidance” that we already know all about, and is already coming from a variety of sources
(not that that ever bothers Government,which is expert at duplicating and interlocking programs).
Everything this Administration has done and continues to do
only compounds all our problems, and makes me wonder how long Zero will last, SHORT of his first term.A little thing like this certainly won’t be the tipping point, but as I’ve said for months, the real tipping point could easily come sonner rather than later, and will catch us by surprise.
Everybody’s got their hopes pinned on November, which I think will reverse the majorities, but that means we’ve still gotta watch The Education of Barack Obama for an ADDITIONAL two years, as he tries to position himself as more reasonable and moderate, a la Clinton 1994. Personally, it’s not gonna be easy for me to watch this process.
Before you know it, we'll all be standing in line getting our "portion" of necessary nutrition. After that, we'll all go to the government "workout" center...where we will be measured and weighed.
Then we will be issued a uniform.....you have the picture....
Wow....”color” me surprised.
Let me guess....they’re setting this up so the next President will be called a racist when he sh!tcans all of these affirmative action hires.
This is just a prelude to the government taxing soft drinks, candy and fast food. There is a gold mine out there that Obama can tap into if he labels these foods as unhealthy and declares that the people who eat this stuff should pay higher taxes for them to offset the cost of their unhealthy eating habits to public healthcare. The smoking nazis will be joined by the obesity nazis.
The problem is the Obama’s don’t think of pork as fat but a need.
Just think about all the new jobs this will create!
ACORN - nutrition counseling centers
ACORN - healthy cooking classes
ACORN - dieting counselors
ACORN - dieting support groups
ACORN - exercise counseling centers
ACORN - personal trainers
ACORN - calorie counter programs
ACORN - support groups for the emotional trauma of dieting
ACORN - support groups for the emotional trauma of exercising
In the long term, a person will be paid to attend any of these programs. It will be their full time job to lose weight. With no accountability. All paid with Bambi’s magical stash of cash.
It would take two days for her to butt out.
Banish homework for elementary grades. That’s what got my kids when they were little.
We had to do homework when they came home, and by the fall it would be dark when they were done with homework. There was no time to play outside.