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Michelle Obama: Obesity affects National Security
Politico.com ^ | 1/27/11 | AMIE PARNES

Posted on 01/27/2011 9:36:42 AM PST by ColdOne

Taking her Let's Move! initiative on the road to Fort Jackson, S.C., Michelle Obama tied together her two favorite causes: childhood obesity and military families.

Childhood obesity is "not just a health issue for children, it's a national security issue," Obama said while visiting the Army's largest basic training facility. "You have to get the whole country behind this because it's affecting our ability to protect our freedom."

In a briefing at Fort Jackson, Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, the Army's initial training deputy commander said attracting recruits who can meet physical fitness requirements is becoming more difficult

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1 posted on 01/27/2011 9:36:43 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

A secret code word perhaps: “....... whole country behind .....”


2 posted on 01/27/2011 9:37:59 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: ColdOne

ANOTHER WTF moment?


3 posted on 01/27/2011 9:38:09 AM PST by annieokie
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To: ColdOne

AW please STFU, Miss Know-it-all!


4 posted on 01/27/2011 9:38:24 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: ColdOne
I'll say.


5 posted on 01/27/2011 9:38:47 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("I am second?" WTH? Buncha losers.)
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To: ColdOne
"You have to get the whole country behind this because it's affecting our ability to protect our freedom."

Fail.

Apparently these geniuses think they can get America to swallow anything by claiming its good for jobs or national security.

6 posted on 01/27/2011 9:39:24 AM PST by skeeter
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To: ColdOne

Yes. Fat kids affect national security, but injecting mentally disturbed sexual deviants into the actual ranks is fine.

What an embarassment she and her dope husband are.


7 posted on 01/27/2011 9:39:26 AM PST by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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To: ColdOne

Her Lardship knows obesity.


8 posted on 01/27/2011 9:40:30 AM PST by Spok ("What are you going to believe; me or your own eyes?" -Groucho Marx)
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To: ColdOne

Oh,yeah..I’d much rather have our nation secured by 98-pound Kate-Moss-looking third-world waifs that you could blow over with a feather. Gimme the BEEFY manly men!!:)


9 posted on 01/27/2011 9:41:14 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: ColdOne

Why would someone take nutrition/weight loss advise from someone with a fat ass?


10 posted on 01/27/2011 9:42:16 AM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: ConservativeWarrior

Open borders, genuflecting before Islam & one-way treaties with hostile nuclear powers are nothing to worry about.


11 posted on 01/27/2011 9:42:53 AM PST by skeeter
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To: ColdOne

Michelle, you mind your children, and we’ll mind ours.


12 posted on 01/27/2011 9:44:36 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: ColdOne
not just a health issue for children, it's a national security issue

Sounds like a good excuse for the government to take over our diet and control what we eat...

13 posted on 01/27/2011 9:46:30 AM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: ColdOne

...”the Army’s largest basic training facility.”...

I saw it on Google Earth and it’s anything but petite.


14 posted on 01/27/2011 9:46:53 AM PST by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: ColdOne
So does having a fascist idiot in the white house but that doesn't seem to upset Queen Michelle does it? Global warming didn't do the trick so now obesity is going to be the reason to control every aspect of our lives. After all, being overweight causes illness that the rest of us pay for, right? I guess anyone who is overweight should get a lower ration of gasoline so they have to walk more. Oh, and a lower monthly allotment of electricity as well just to be sure they're not using a blender or watching the television instead doing jumping jacks for entertainment.

This crap is totally out of hand and the Republican whiners are already wringing their hands over the apparent ease Barry will have getting a second term. The American people have the government they deserve and now we'll see if they can wake up enough to deserve anything any better than a second term of criminals like these two.

15 posted on 01/27/2011 9:50:04 AM PST by Rashputin (Barry is totally insane and being kept medicated and on golf courses to hide the fact)
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To: ColdOne

16 posted on 01/27/2011 10:00:14 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: ColdOne

Well, I’m certainly concerned that AF1 might crash having to haul her fat a** all over. Does she have to pay a fee to fly with that excess baggage? Scary, when you think about it.


17 posted on 01/27/2011 10:00:54 AM PST by katana
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To: ColdOne

18 posted on 01/27/2011 10:07:21 AM PST by PLD
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To: ColdOne

Whatever

... is the sky still falling?


19 posted on 01/27/2011 10:08:37 AM PST by Reagan69 (I went to a shooting-victims' memorial service and all I got was a lousy T-shirt !)
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To: katana

Why is she preaching this to military families/members? These are probably the most fitness-conscious people in the country.

The place she truly needs to hit up is the hospitals. As a nurse, I’ve seen 300-600 lb patients on restricted diets whose family members would smuggle in large bags of Mcdonalds, boxes of fried chicken, etc. to them because they just “couldn’t survive” on the 1800 cal/day hospital diets. THESE are the real offenders who are already being hospitalized for their obesity-related cormorbidities.


20 posted on 01/27/2011 10:12:20 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: ColdOne
We must separate you from your freedom to protect your freedom.

Wookie logic.

21 posted on 01/27/2011 10:14:51 AM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: ColdOne
Michelle Obama: Obesity affects National Security

Thus nationalized health care should not be covered by any phony budget freeze Obama proposed during the state of the union speech.

22 posted on 01/27/2011 10:15:18 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: gimme1ibertee
Oh,yeah..I’d much rather have our nation secured by 98-pound Kate-Moss-looking third-world waifs that you could blow over with a feather

i resent that.
you don't gotta be beefy to be able to shoot straight. :P
23 posted on 01/27/2011 10:18:21 AM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: ColdOne
"Childhood obesity is "not just a health issue for children, it's a national security issue.""

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24 posted on 01/27/2011 10:19:26 AM PST by Cobra64
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Are you still "proud of your country"?

25 posted on 01/27/2011 10:19:59 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: ColdOne

If Moochelle Obama is so worried about obesity, why doesn’t she start with her own massive fat ass? You could hang a billboard on it.


26 posted on 01/27/2011 10:20:34 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: ColdOne
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27 posted on 01/27/2011 10:22:43 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: ColdOne

“....it’s a national security issue.”

I consider this current administration a national security issue.

MO is nothing more than a walking example of the hypocrisy that oozes out of the White House daily. Obama isn’t the only narcissist in the WH.


28 posted on 01/27/2011 10:23:20 AM PST by BlessingsofLiberty (BOYCOTT NEVADA...!!!!)
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To: ColdOne

Is she talking about her a.....er, nevermind.


29 posted on 01/27/2011 10:27:24 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: ColdOne

“You have to get the whole country behind this...”

Fat chance.


30 posted on 01/27/2011 10:28:05 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Cobra64

I see.

Things could be hidden in places we dare not speak of.


31 posted on 01/27/2011 10:32:37 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: LibsRJerks
There's no easy way around what you describe. Nurses certainly don't have the time or probably the right to inspect the "care" packages visiting relatives bring in. But a thought occurred to me, maybe say to the patient something along the lines of "Do you have a life insurance policy? I wonder, aren't those nice relatives bringing you your treats the beneficiaries? I mean, sweetheart, it's the perfect crime!"
32 posted on 01/27/2011 10:34:23 AM PST by katana
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To: ColdOne

Perhaps Michelle needs to look more closely at what groups have the worst eating habits rather than force everyone in the country to eat celery for breakfast. Minorities particularly African Americans living in the inner cities and Native Americans living on reservations have been documented to have many health problems especially diabetes and hypertension that can be attributed largely to poor eating habits and lack of exercise.. Note that in both cases these populations are virtually or literally wards of the government have ready access to food stamps and a host of other government health care and social welfare programs. Apparently these government programs have utterly failed when it comes to getting the recipients to eat right.


33 posted on 01/27/2011 10:36:52 AM PST by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: ColdOne

Look in the Mirror, Michelle.

Make that a WIDE ANGLE mirror, First Lady Fatso.


34 posted on 01/27/2011 10:41:27 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: ColdOne

MOFAT


35 posted on 01/27/2011 10:43:41 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Things could be hidden in places we dare not speak of.

Yes. They are walking IEDs.

36 posted on 01/27/2011 10:45:53 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: ColdOne

With her caboose she hasn’t got any business talking about obesity.


37 posted on 01/27/2011 10:49:41 AM PST by Venturer
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To: absolootezer0
you don't gotta be beefy to be able to shoot straight. :P

Yeah, but I'm a better shot now at fat and 42 than I ever was at skinny and 22.

38 posted on 01/27/2011 11:06:21 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmit in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: Spok

How can someone with a butt two axe handles wide lecture people on obesity?


39 posted on 01/27/2011 11:35:26 AM PST by TxDas (This above all, to thine ownself be true.)
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To: ColdOne

Everything has got to be a national security issue these days.


40 posted on 01/27/2011 11:39:19 AM PST by Busywhiskers ("Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy" -Dan Gable)
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To: absolootezer0

Oh,no..please don’t take offense...what you say is true.I’m sure there’s plenty of runts out there who are crack shots.I just can’t picture a bunch of emaciated,weak guys as defenders of the nation....take it with just a teeny pinch of satire,ok?


41 posted on 01/27/2011 11:43:10 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: gimme1ibertee

lol.. i’m not offended :)
and don’t worry too much about us “runts” taking over the military.. most of us also have a host of other medical issues that won’t let us in anyway.


42 posted on 01/27/2011 12:04:15 PM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: ColdOne

Go ahead and ban chips, dips, soda, candy, cookies, burgers, hot dogs, pizza and see the rebellion of the youth.


43 posted on 01/27/2011 12:46:39 PM PST by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: ColdOne
Exactly my same thought contemplating the current WH first lady!
As I see her huge, fat, ugly, Aunt-Esther-butt walking in and out of the WH!

Shown here as they and their and some of the Czars return to the WH from vacation # 55.

44 posted on 01/27/2011 1:39:35 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: absolootezer0

I’m not worried...I love all of you,runts and non-runts...:)


45 posted on 01/27/2011 2:38:26 PM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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