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Michelle Obama kicks off "Let's Move" anti-childhood obesity drive (0: "It's done, honey.")
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 9, 2010 | Lynn Sweet

Posted on 02/09/2010 7:18:43 AM PST by maggief

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT

AT SIGNING OF MEMORANDUM ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Oval Office

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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KEYWORDS: boobbelt; childhoodobesity; fashionpolice; flotusmichelle; michelleobama; obama; sasquatch; wookie
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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.

1 posted on 02/09/2010 7:18:43 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Fine. Let’s call it the health care bill & be done with it.


2 posted on 02/09/2010 7:19:46 AM PST by jazminerose
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To: jazminerose

Just more blah blah blah and at the expense of the taxpayers....


3 posted on 02/09/2010 7:22:44 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: maggief

Hey, Zero, how much is THIS going to cost us?


4 posted on 02/09/2010 7:22:46 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: 007girl; 1_Rain_Drop; 2nd amendment mama; 6323cd; abner; afraidfortherepublic; Aggie Mama; ...
"It's done, honey." Ping!

Michelle Fashion Police Alert Ping!

FReepmail GOP_Lady if you want on or off this ping list

5 posted on 02/09/2010 7:23:19 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief; PJ-Comix

Hey, Vilsak!

Where’s the bear?


6 posted on 02/09/2010 7:23:34 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Freepmail me to get on the Bourbon ping list.)
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To: maggief

When we going to stamp out stupidity?


7 posted on 02/09/2010 7:24:35 AM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal texted me at 0330 on 2/3/10: AMERICA!)
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To: maggief
Barry!! ...you and the kids are now screwed! ...no more ice cream!


8 posted on 02/09/2010 7:25:24 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: maggief
These evil SOBs really believe that government is supposed to be in charge of everything!
9 posted on 02/09/2010 7:25:50 AM PST by Touch Not the Cat
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To: maggief
I guess if the children do not lose weight the parents will be arrested..
10 posted on 02/09/2010 7:26:01 AM PST by PLD
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To: maggief

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....


11 posted on 02/09/2010 7:26:48 AM PST by tatsinfla
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To: maggief

Michelle should just butt out.


12 posted on 02/09/2010 7:27:19 AM PST by truthkeeper ("Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?")
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To: maggief

Looks like Resident Obamah doesn’t have much to work on these days, I’ve never seen a more empty desk-top.


13 posted on 02/09/2010 7:27:20 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: maggief
"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..."

Far more children have died of abortion than have fallen to the epidemic of Ho-Hos for breakfast.

14 posted on 02/09/2010 7:27:22 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: maggief
Shouldn’t Michelle get rid of that gut & *ss before she starts lecturing anyone else!
15 posted on 02/09/2010 7:27:25 AM PST by kcvl
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To: maggief

MO looks like she could use a bit more exercise. Or at least buy clothes big enough to go around her waist.


16 posted on 02/09/2010 7:30:13 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: maggief
Michelle Obama's Tips From The White House for Battling Childhood Obesity
17 posted on 02/09/2010 7:30:19 AM PST by gura (R-MO)
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To: maggief; CatDancer

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.


18 posted on 02/09/2010 7:30:30 AM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: maggief


19 posted on 02/09/2010 7:30:59 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Mandatory Hula-Hooping for all?


20 posted on 02/09/2010 7:31:54 AM PST by libertarian27 (Land of the FEE, home of the SHAMED)
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To: truthkeeper

Sorry truthkeeper, but that comment is redundant...

/ducks and exits stage left


21 posted on 02/09/2010 7:32:25 AM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: TexasCajun

A clean desk is a sign of a sick mind.


22 posted on 02/09/2010 7:32:37 AM PST by punchamullah
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To: truthkeeper
"Michelle should just butt out."


23 posted on 02/09/2010 7:33:54 AM PST by maggief
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To: TexasCajun
Is this woman never happy? Even on what should be an enjoyable outing with her family, she is scowling.

24 posted on 02/09/2010 7:35:16 AM PST by RightField (A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.)
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To: maggief

That broad has a lot of nerve sticking her fat ass into everybody’s business.


25 posted on 02/09/2010 7:39:48 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: maggief
Anyone else notice that 0bama is doing his "give the finger thing" again?
He sure likes to accentuate that middle finger.
Is is meant for the photographer or for Michelle?


26 posted on 02/09/2010 7:40:11 AM PST by RightField (A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.)
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To: maggief

What a nightmare group that is.


27 posted on 02/09/2010 7:41:33 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: kcvl; All


28 posted on 02/09/2010 7:41:51 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

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.


29 posted on 02/09/2010 7:43:04 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: maggief

So when can we expect to see scales inside all fast food places to *weigh in* to see what you are ALLOWED to order?


30 posted on 02/09/2010 7:43:31 AM PST by azishot (J.D. Hayworth...U.S. Senator FOR Arizona)
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To: maggief

All in preparation for rationing child healthcare and killing the “weak ones”.


31 posted on 02/09/2010 7:44:49 AM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: maggief
Let's Move!


32 posted on 02/09/2010 7:45:09 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. (Hi Mom.))
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To: maggief

I’m very much in favor of Michelle Obama moving... moving OUT of the White House.


33 posted on 02/09/2010 7:45:33 AM PST by rhombus
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To: green pastures

:-)


35 posted on 02/09/2010 7:46:00 AM PST by truthkeeper ("Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?")
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To: maggief

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.


36 posted on 02/09/2010 7:47:29 AM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: maggief
To sign an order alluding to caring about children with their weighty issues, is a bit insincere, since they don't even care if children that are conceived are allowed to live. Even a child that somehow squirms out alive in an attempted abortion, is left on some cold table to die without even a blanket around him or a nurse to hold him. These folks have made a pact with the devil I'm afraid, and I'm convinced only prayer will release them from it.

Pray to end abortion
Save Babies (even ones who aren't obese)
37 posted on 02/09/2010 7:51:36 AM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: paulycy

LOL!


38 posted on 02/09/2010 7:52:18 AM PST by maggief
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To: mlizzy
Whoops ... here's the Save Babies link again ...

Save Babies

39 posted on 02/09/2010 7:53:02 AM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: maggief

Since the largest percentage of the obese in this country are black women, why doesn’t she start with them?


40 posted on 02/09/2010 7:58:51 AM PST by digger48
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To: maggief


SNORT SNORT SNORT..while laughing my not skinny but not gigantic butt off.....
41 posted on 02/09/2010 8:00:23 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: jazminerose

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.


42 posted on 02/09/2010 8:01:53 AM PST by supremedoctrine (Time is the school in which we learn that time is the fire in which we burn.)
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To: digger48
Start with the Surgeon General ...


43 posted on 02/09/2010 8:11:41 AM PST by maggief
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To: supremedoctrine
All these little pieces will add to the kitty he is trying to create.

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....

44 posted on 02/09/2010 8:12:33 AM PST by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: maggief

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.


45 posted on 02/09/2010 8:19:07 AM PST by digger48
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To: digger48

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.


46 posted on 02/09/2010 8:38:54 AM PST by Elyse (I refuse to feed the crocodile.)
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To: kcvl

The problem is the Obama’s don’t think of pork as fat but a need.


47 posted on 02/09/2010 8:41:18 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: maggief

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.


48 posted on 02/09/2010 8:43:00 AM PST by ruralvoter
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To: truthkeeper
Michelle should just butt out.

It would take two days for her to butt out.

49 posted on 02/09/2010 8:47:47 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Hey zero, It is NOT Bush's fault anymore.)
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To: tatsinfla

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.


50 posted on 02/09/2010 8:49:14 AM PST by luckystarmom
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