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Michelle Obama's Shake Shack Burger Indulgence Defended by Nutritionists (ABC News to the rescue)
ABC News ^ | Tuesday, July 12, 2011 | Mikeala Conley

Posted on 07/12/2011 7:15:50 AM PDT by kristinn

Stop the presses, Michelle Obama might have eaten a hamburger.

The blogosphere erupted with criticism almost immediately after the Washington Post reported Monday that the first lady sat down at a newly opened Shake Shack in Washington D.C., where she ordered a ShackBurger, fries, a chocolate shake and a Diet Coke. According to the popular burger joint's website, that's a 1,556-calorie meal. (sic, actually it was 1700 calories.)

Many critiqued the first lady's public display of Shake Shack love as she continues to advocate for her Let's Move! campaign, an initiative to eliminate childhood obesity.

But even as the first lady-turned-health-advocate chowed down on a meal that contains almost an entire day's recommended calorie intake, most nutrition experts are telling people to relax.

"[This is an] unfortunate invasion of privacy for Mrs. Obama," said Alice Lichtenstein, professor of nutrition science and policy at Tufts School of Medicine in Boston. "She has kept her weight constant and engages in regular physical activity. An occasional indulgence is fine. For many people, that is what helps them keep on track most of the time."

Most experts agreed with Lichtenstein, while saying that the first lady's lunch is being unnecessarily scrutinized.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: burgersformenotthee; caloriefootprint; eatright; foodnazis; foodpolice; grifters; health; healthyfoods; hipocrite; hypocrisy; letsmove; liberalhypocrisy; lichtenstein; michelle; michelleobama; nutrition; obama; shakeshack
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To: laotzu

By your description, a well documented guess. What level of development are you talking about? Either Christ was at His juvenile infancy or matured to the latter stages of adolescent development. The guess is at what stage since you already defined the behavior as “juvenile”.


51 posted on 07/12/2011 8:04:29 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: bboop

http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/02/obamas-jetset-fitness-trainer-helps-shed-pounds-adds-ozone


52 posted on 07/12/2011 8:10:04 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: laotzu
“Outrage over hypocrisy is a juvenile emotion.

It supposes that no ideal should be sought unless it has already been attained. “

Would you prefer that no one cared, and just gave hypocrisy a pass?

53 posted on 07/12/2011 8:10:16 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: kristinn
This is the reality...it is NOT ok for children such as this to "treat" themselves to a 1700 calorie meal of burgers and shakes.

This is the equivalent of a sports star telling kids to stay away from drugs and then snorting coke after the game...


54 posted on 07/12/2011 8:14:58 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: Above My Pay Grade

“[This is an] unfortunate invasion of privacy for Mrs. Obama,” said Alice Lichtenstein, professor of nutrition science and policy ....”

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Gee professor, what specific area of nutrition science deals with legal issues of “invasion of privacy”.

Stick to your area of “expertise” Alice and shove your Communist propaganda, in bending over to defend the hate-filled racist.


55 posted on 07/12/2011 8:17:20 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: kristinn

Michelle gives new meaning to the term “broad”


56 posted on 07/12/2011 8:17:46 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: VastRWCon

I always order a diet coke when I am drinking. Seriously. Those salted rims make me thirsty.

I can see ordering a diet coke with that meal. The milkshake is good, but not a thirst quencher.

She is still a hypocrite. Typical “do as I say and not as I do.”


57 posted on 07/12/2011 8:18:43 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: kristinn

“Do as I say, not as I do.” - The RatLibSocialist Motto


58 posted on 07/12/2011 8:23:34 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: SoCal Pubbie
Would you prefer that no one cared, and just gave hypocrisy a pass?

Not at all.

Hypocrisy is an accurate indicator, and should be recognized. However, outrage over something so ubiquitous and inherent in human behavior is juvenile.

Mrs Obama suggests that we eat better, and we should. Mrs Obama has a burger, shake & fries. Horrors!!

I smoke cigarettes. It is a really stupid thing to do. I suggest that no one take it up, and they shouldn't. I'll have another Marlboro at lunch. Outrageous!! Hypocrisy!

59 posted on 07/12/2011 8:34:18 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: VastRWCon

So gross!


60 posted on 07/12/2011 8:35:24 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: kristinn

Yet it’s okay to invade the privacy of a Republican by complaining about the wine he drinks during a private lunch.


61 posted on 07/12/2011 8:37:26 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
"[This is an] unfortunate invasion of privacy for Mrs. Obama," said Alice Lichtenstein, professor of nutrition science and policy at Tufts School of Medicine in Boston. "She has kept her weight constant and engages in regular physical activity. An occasional indulgence is fine. For many people, that is what helps them keep on track most of the time." Yup, I remember when people thought she was pregant after the first months of 0's presidency. But then it tuurned out that she wasn't pregnant, she just gained a crapload of weight. Keeps her weight constant my foot!
62 posted on 07/12/2011 8:41:59 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: kristinn
So, Michelle's "occasional indulgence" is perfectly fine, and her critics are just hateful meanies.

Of course, if it was a Republican who preached healthy eating while gobbling down giant hamburgers, ABC News would be appalled.

Apparently Michelle isn't the only one who's a flaming hypocrite.

63 posted on 07/12/2011 8:45:27 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: laotzu
Your original post made no distinction of kind or measure. It was a sweeping statement about outrage over hypocrisy.

Now, as for the subject at hand. No one cares if you smoke. I sure don't. But if A) you're the President and you tell the world you've stopped smoking, and the press uses that as just another example of your amazing personal strength, when you're really sneaking puffs out in the Rose Garden, or B) lecturing society on the “right way” to eat while using your position as First Lady to add further burdens of regulation on food processors and restaurants, and restricting food choices for private citizens as you're indulging in the very same meals that you label unhealthy, then yeah, you're going to catch some flak.

64 posted on 07/12/2011 8:46:54 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: rollo tomasi
Curses!!

Now, if I disagree with you, I'm spitting on Jesus. Your intellect strategies are truly constabulociferous.

65 posted on 07/12/2011 8:53:35 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu
However, outrage over something so ubiquitous and inherent in human behavior is juvenile.

You don't recognize the agenda of the left. Leftists couldn't care less about the health of the citizenry. They use obesity as an excuse to tax and regulate food they deem unhealthy. They just use it as an excuse to grow the power and size of the federal government. 'Snack tax', banning happy meals, dictating what types of oils resturaunts can use, ect...

66 posted on 07/12/2011 8:56:03 AM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: SoCal Pubbie
..then yeah, you're going to catch some flak.

Fair enough.

67 posted on 07/12/2011 8:57:07 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: kristinn

68 posted on 07/12/2011 8:59:19 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: VastRWCon
"Who orders a shake AND a diet coke???"

That is so the diet coke will cancel out the calories of the shake and burger!

69 posted on 07/12/2011 9:05:23 AM PDT by pigsmith (Behind the heart of liberalism is a deep hatred of God.)
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To: kristinn
Most experts agreed with Lichtenstein, while saying that the first lady's lunch is being unnecessarily scrutinized.

Nah, not unfair at all. She wants to scrutinize what others eat, she should be willing to have what she eats scrutinized.

70 posted on 07/12/2011 9:07:02 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: laotzu

>Outrage over hypocrisy is a juvenile emotion.<

While I can see your point in part, can you explain why liberal outrage at every gaffe of target conservatives is a tenet of Alinsky’s rule stating (to paraphrase) “make your enemy live up to his ideals”? Has that rule not been effective in the past, juvenile or not?


71 posted on 07/12/2011 9:09:43 AM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: laotzu

how about Charlie Sheen as the Just Say No to Drugs spokesperson? hypocrite or no?


72 posted on 07/12/2011 9:15:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Darnright
..can you explain why liberal outrage...

No. I can't. It certainly seems childish though, and I am hesitant to emulate them.

73 posted on 07/12/2011 9:17:08 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: MEGoody

It would be different were she to say, Eat Healthier lest you end up a l@rd@$$ like me! but no, the media insists on presenting her as some epitome of a physical specimen, when the naked eye belies that fact.


74 posted on 07/12/2011 9:17:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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75 posted on 07/12/2011 9:19:29 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: kristinn

>> “[This is an] unfortunate invasion of privacy for Mrs. Obama,” said Alice Lichtenstein, professor of nutrition science and policy at Tufts School of Medicine in Boston. “She has kept her weight constant and engages in regular physical activity. An occasional indulgence is fine. For many people, that is what helps them keep on track most of the time.” <<

Does anyone really think it’d be called an “invasion of privacy” if we found out that a bishop was having an affair with an adult woman? Why aren’t the High Priests ever held accountable for sins against liberalism?

(Compare to the media feast when it was leaked, in what WAS actually a criminal violation of privacy, that Bill Bennett gambled a lot, even though gambling isn’t a sin in Bennett’s religion.)


76 posted on 07/12/2011 9:20:11 AM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

... and for the record, since when is 1700 calories an “indulgence”?


77 posted on 07/12/2011 9:21:43 AM PDT by dangus
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To: kristinn

78 posted on 07/12/2011 9:22:48 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: VastRWCon

...It was actually a “crash diet” coke, for later...


79 posted on 07/12/2011 9:32:09 AM PDT by gargoyle (..."I have not yet begun to fight" John Paul Jones...)
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To: VastRWCon
Who orders a shake AND a diet coke???

More like Michelle orders Four Fried Chickens and a Coke.

80 posted on 07/12/2011 9:33:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

When my husband managed a pizza restaurant he often commented on the number of people who ordered the meat laden double cheese deep dish pizza but then ordered diet soda.
Guess you gotta start somewhere. lol


81 posted on 07/12/2011 9:35:47 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: kristinn

” “[This is an] unfortunate invasion of privacy for Mrs. Obama,” said Alice Lichtenstein, professor of nutrition science and policy at Tufts School of Medicine in Boston. “She has kept her weight constant “

Yeah, Alice,you wretch.....She has been overweight with a fat butt CONSTANTLY!


82 posted on 07/12/2011 9:37:51 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: xsmommy
how about Charlie Sheen as the Just Say No to Drugs spokesperson? hypocrite or no?

We can't do any drugs, because Charlie did them all, there's none left.

(Borrowed from Dennis Leary)

83 posted on 07/12/2011 9:41:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: laotzu
When you paint with a broad brush over a specific target, the object becomes a mess, just like your initial post.
84 posted on 07/12/2011 10:04:09 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: laotzu
"Now, if I disagree with you..."

What narcs are currently clouding your reasoning skills? You defined the boundaries, I just pointed out what was is found within your own boundaries.

You: Outrage over hypocrites = juvenile

= juvenile according to your definition. The incident did help lead to an arrest. In the end, call it righteous indignation which you avoid like the plague. And heck, that is just one (A depiction of Christ btw, since you are unreasonably literal) example.
85 posted on 07/12/2011 10:23:47 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: kristinn
"She has kept her weight constant ...."
Uh-huh.
Then why is her butt as big as Alabama?

[No offense to Alabama]

86 posted on 07/12/2011 10:31:45 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: Condor51

My guess is that butt was that size when she was 16 y/o.


87 posted on 07/12/2011 10:33:05 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation
*** My guess is that butt was that size when she was 16 y/o. ***

:-) I ain't touching that one.

88 posted on 07/12/2011 10:36:08 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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89 posted on 07/12/2011 10:41:40 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: AppyPappy

Save your blue dress, ABC!


90 posted on 07/12/2011 4:49:31 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: rollo tomasi
All this over a girl eating a cheeseburger.

I applaud your righteousness, and superior Christianity. Salute.

Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them. It pisses God off.

91 posted on 07/13/2011 7:30:54 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them.”

I guess you are not off your narcs yet.

Your first post was a perfect example of self-righteousness. When you are called out for the stupidity, you hide behind disingenuous accusations and project, just like a “juvenile” would.

Also, the perpetual pattern of behavior, pointed out by other posters, is not just about “cheeseburgers”. Tyranny and the Nanny State are not to be taken lightly.

92 posted on 07/13/2011 9:45:07 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: rollo tomasi

Michelle Obama holds no elected or appointed office.

Because she ate a cheesburger, you advocate she be whipped, while claiming 'thats what Jesus would do...see'.

Aside of the disturbing sexual overtones of your desire, the situation hardly calls for this level of outrage.

93 posted on 07/14/2011 7:03:45 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: rollo tomasi
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them.”
I guess you are not off your narcs yet

Ad Hominem attack. Sweet. Always a sure sign.

My dearest brother in Christ, read a book. I'm pretty sure it is from the Bible....towards the back.
(I'm making the effort to speak your language)

94 posted on 07/14/2011 7:17:54 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu
Not an attack dude, just pointing out your failure to comprehend what is found in the boundaries that you forged.

The only conclusion I can reach are; your pride, which prevents you from shrinking your boundaries or the fact that you are on narcs, maybe a nicotine high (From a previous post up this thread) as well.

Which one?
95 posted on 07/14/2011 5:31:23 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: rollo tomasi
The only conclusion I can reach..

I bet that's the God's honest truth.

As is always the case, ad hominem attack is a determinate of argument loser.
As is usually the case, said loser immediately denies it & offers another ad hominem.

Listen, you have been a lot of fun. I hope you have a safe & enjoyable weekend.

96 posted on 07/16/2011 3:12:44 PM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu
“I bet that's the God's honest truth.”

God has blessed us with reason which concludes that pride or intoxication limits your ability to reflect on the folly of your initial post (Not ad hominem, just an astute observation, especially the pride part).

“As is usually the case, said loser immediately denies it”

Pointing out what is in your boundaries, making historic examples of “juveniles” pointing out hypocrisies, your brainless suggestion that it's an ad hominem attack and obfuscation suggests you can't create an honest rebuttal; just baseless accusations and idiotic one liners.

“Listen, you have been a lot of fun. I hope you have a safe & enjoyable weekend.”

You to and remember, shrink your boundaries.

97 posted on 07/16/2011 4:45:27 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: kristinn

“Every little thing she does is magic” to the MSM.


98 posted on 07/16/2011 4:47:29 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: rollo tomasi
-Outrage over the first lady eating a hamburger.

-Outrage over a note on hypocrisy.

-Ad Hominem outrage.

I'll bet you have died on a lot of petty battlefields.

99 posted on 07/18/2011 7:42:40 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: kristinn

MO...oink, oink! Did she have fries with that burger?


100 posted on 07/18/2011 7:52:10 AM PDT by tioga
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