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Oh, Sweet Irony: FLOTUS Will Not Be Pleased
Townhall COM ^ | July23,2011 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 07/23/2011 1:30:33 PM PDT by Hojczyk

am truly, truly tickled with this one. This may be the most exquisitely beautiful illustration of irony I have ever witnessed in my lifetime.

President Obama, try as he might, just cannot improve upon our horribly sluggish economy and thinks that bringing down millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations with more taxes will provide the answer (he may want to reconsider those Keynesian economics at some point). First Lady Obama has been trying her darndest to eradicate America's childhood obesity epidemic, lecturing on healthy nutrition habits with her "Let's Move!" campaign. Husband and wife both have some grand ambitions, but often find themselves frustrated in the execution.

So, in this terribly faltering economy, what company is doing terribly well? Oh yes: the original all-American junk food corporation, McDonald's.

McDonald's Corp.'s (MCD) second-quarter net income rose 15%, as the burger chain says it continues to build momentum, despite the economic headwinds challenging the fast-food industry.

McDonald's expects 4% to 5% growth globally in July same-store sales, which includes sales at restaurants that have been open at least 13 months, even if temporarily closed during that time. The summer boost follows a 5.6% global same-store sales increase in the second quarter, led by strong results in June.

Shares of McDonald's reached an all-time high Friday, trading up 3.2% to $89.29, and were up 21% over the past year through Thursday's close.

McDonald's has consistently outperformed the industry during and since the recession.

This is so preposterously perfect, I can hardly stand it - and it hurts so good.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: flotus; mcdonalds; mobama; youwantfrieswiththat
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1 posted on 07/23/2011 1:30:33 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
We haven't ate at McD’s for at least 15 years. Their food is instant diarrhea for our family. No matter what we ordered.
2 posted on 07/23/2011 1:38:02 PM PDT by Pilated
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To: Hojczyk
lecturing on healthy nutrition habits with her "Let's Move!" campaign.

Michelle is moving...

That explains the quakes and tsunami's of late.

3 posted on 07/23/2011 1:39:13 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Hojczyk

A health insurance waiver doesn’t hurt.


4 posted on 07/23/2011 1:40:44 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Pilated

Their McChickens (with extra mayo) and Fish sandwiches are pretty doggone good. mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm :)


5 posted on 07/23/2011 1:41:28 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry 2012)
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To: Hojczyk

She should check out why she’s so obese before she worries about someone elses weight. Just how many peas does she eat a week?


6 posted on 07/23/2011 1:41:42 PM PDT by mardi59 (T)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Sounds good but the cost of toilet paper these days it still isn’t worth it for us - enjoy yours though : )


7 posted on 07/23/2011 1:43:38 PM PDT by Pilated
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To: Pilated

Google “pink slime.”

It’s in there. Yum!


8 posted on 07/23/2011 1:45:00 PM PDT by realpatriot (Some spelling (and grammar for the grammar nazis) errers entionally included!)
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To: Hojczyk

Hey, Michelle, you want some fries with that?


9 posted on 07/23/2011 1:47:30 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I highly approve of both of those; and McNuggets dipped in ranch dressing tickle my tastebuds very nicely, as well. Hey! I’ve been to skinny guys’ funerals, too!


10 posted on 07/23/2011 1:48:41 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Hojczyk

Friday as this story came across the newswire, I was SHOCKED to hear liberal commentator Andy Sorkin on CNBC make the comment that

“the economy is so lousy that people are trading down and McDonalds is prospering”


11 posted on 07/23/2011 1:49:22 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Pilated

lol!


12 posted on 07/23/2011 1:49:56 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry 2012)
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To: Hojczyk
First Lady Obama

That ain't no lady, that's his beard.

13 posted on 07/23/2011 1:50:00 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( I love the smell of burning Hope & Change in the morning.)
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To: Rocky
Hey, Michelle, you want some fries with that?

Hey Barky, you want flies with that?

14 posted on 07/23/2011 1:51:34 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( I love the smell of burning Hope & Change in the morning.)
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To: Tucker39

mmmmm that sounds delicious. Making note to self to try soon.

When it’s our turn to go...we will go...fat, skinny or what-have you. Right? It’s not like we consume this stuff 3 times a day.


15 posted on 07/23/2011 1:52:40 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry 2012)
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To: Rocky

16 posted on 07/23/2011 1:53:33 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Hojczyk

I still think “Let’s move” sounds like something that happens to one’s bowel.


17 posted on 07/23/2011 1:54:06 PM PDT by MulberryDraw ( Where's the democrat budget? What's the plan?)
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To: Hojczyk
McDonalds food is okay, on occasion — but, I don't like to eat it on site. Too many nauseating displays of public mastication.
18 posted on 07/23/2011 1:54:53 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
McD’s rates last in consumer Reports....In and out burgers....Burgerville?? and Five Guys were up near the top..
19 posted on 07/23/2011 1:56:03 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Best burger joints???


20 posted on 07/23/2011 1:57:46 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Pilated
"We haven't ate at McD’s for at least 15 years. Their food is instant diarrhea for our family. No matter what we ordered."

_________________________________________________________


You don't run through McDonald's, - - it runs through you . . .
21 posted on 07/23/2011 1:58:35 PM PDT by trailz
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To: Hojczyk

If you have a Sonic near you, try the Blazin BBQ burger,
it is killer, pepper jack cheeze, jalapenos, fried
jalapeno strips, chipotle sauce, and you can get
an extra pattie for buck.


22 posted on 07/23/2011 2:02:22 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Pilated

Every so often (maybe once in a few months), someone I am working with will stop there, and I figure oh well, I might as well eat too. Hours later I’m dying in the men’s room and vowing never again... til 5 months down the road heh. I’m a sucker for punishment, so I hear where you are coming from.


23 posted on 07/23/2011 2:02:56 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Hojczyk
McD’s rates last in consumer Reports..

To me, that's an endorsement. Anything the NE libs like is usually at the bottom of my list.

24 posted on 07/23/2011 2:07:05 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Hojczyk

I would like to ask the 0bamsters ,,, How many private sector jobs are available from the poor in our country ???

BTW ,,, the average poor in this country have a place to live with utilities included , food in their bellies , clothes to wear , Color TV , Cell phone , Computer , and more because of the rich . Compare that with the average Keyan brother living in a 6 x 9 shack earning 2 bucks a day .


25 posted on 07/23/2011 2:07:37 PM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLENN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: nascarnation

Perfect!


26 posted on 07/23/2011 2:08:57 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Rocky

My original caption on that was

“We heard you was comin’ Miss MooseChelle, so we filled up the hog trough”


27 posted on 07/23/2011 2:10:28 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Hojczyk

“The Ritz” in Shelton, WA. Little teeny drive through buger joint on Hwy 3 as you go through town. Good food, good owners. Not big maybe seats 10 inside, picnic tables outside.


28 posted on 07/23/2011 2:11:37 PM PDT by Pilated
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To: tet68

Is that the one that blows the fur off the bigfoot?


29 posted on 07/23/2011 2:17:47 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Oh, well, any excuse to buy a new gun is good enough for me.)
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To: Pilated

>>We haven’t ate at McD’s for at least 15 years.<<

We haven’t either. However, I was in an airport last weekend and famished and wanted something cheap and quick. The selection sucked so I thought, “hey, why not try a (relatively) cheap filet of fish sandwich at McDonalds?”

It was awful and actually had a bitter taste. I choked it down though, just to get something in my stomach.


30 posted on 07/23/2011 2:20:37 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Hojczyk

Five Guys is the WORST.


31 posted on 07/23/2011 2:22:59 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: realpatriot

>>Google “pink slime.”<<

I just did. O. M. G. !!!!

Now I KNOW I will never eat a fast food burger again, no matter what*.

*Unless I am literally starving to death. Literally.


32 posted on 07/23/2011 2:25:07 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Hojczyk

For a lot of people McDonald’s is comfort food. People need lots of comfort food during the disaster that is 0bamanomics.


33 posted on 07/23/2011 2:32:46 PM PDT by CajunConservative
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To: Hojczyk
Wanting
The
Fries
?
34 posted on 07/23/2011 2:33:55 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Hojczyk

McDs hot fudge sundae w/peanuts - oh - twice a year. A breakfast sandwich two or three times a year. I NEVER order soda/coffee from fast food places, and rarely burgers.

Thing is that families and young couples maybe can’t even afford the local diners or Applebees right now. So, McDs is getting that business during this “downturn” or whatever it’s called.

People still want to “go out” for a bite, and you just can’t get much cheaper than McDonalds.


35 posted on 07/23/2011 2:36:00 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: skr
A health insurance waiver doesn’t hurt.

Exactly.

They don't have the financial uncertainty associated with "Obamacare" hanging over their heads as most other companies in this economy do.

I'm sure that's got nothing to do with it though. Right?

36 posted on 07/23/2011 2:46:05 PM PDT by Washi
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To: Hojczyk

Whenever McDonald’s is mentioned the cranks come out in droves to dish up a their disgust of the golden arches.
lighten up.

It is a remarkable company.

My personal favorite is “Paradise Pup”, DesPlaines Illinois.


37 posted on 07/23/2011 2:53:00 PM PDT by ChiMark
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Cheap fast food always soars in a gloomy economy. Whether YOU like fast food or not, it’s a solid investment.


38 posted on 07/23/2011 3:10:30 PM PDT by bonfire
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Given the economy, it’s no surprise a place with cheap food (thanks, at least in part, to ObamaCare waivers) is prospering.

Democrats aren’t too good on the whole consequence thing, and Mouchelle is no exception. Of course, neither are a huge portion of Obama-voters who still think the economy is Bush’s fault.


39 posted on 07/23/2011 3:13:08 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: nascarnation

Mooshy ain’t gonna be happy with you.


40 posted on 07/23/2011 3:16:36 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Pilated

Four years ago took my grandsons to McD’s. I had a grilled chicken sandwich. Several hours later I ended up in the hospital with severe food poisoning. NEVER AGAIN. Also heard rumors that they don’t buy their beef in the U.S.


41 posted on 07/23/2011 3:17:00 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Hojczyk
Anyone who thinks In and Out is a good hamburger has never had a good hamburger.

I can't for the life of me figure out what their attraction is.

42 posted on 07/23/2011 3:17:49 PM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Their McChickens (with extra mayo) and Fish sandwiches are pretty doggone good. mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm :)

I guess you make up for me who orders half mayo on the McChicken.

43 posted on 07/23/2011 3:20:46 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: Grams A

You know it’s funny but McDonald’s is the chain where, around these parts, I can pretty much count on not getting sick afterwards. Chicken is all I order. I think the franchises must vary a lot.


44 posted on 07/23/2011 3:23:39 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: Hojczyk

Never have liked McD’s. Worked at Burger King in college; enjoyed the food then, and still do. But our hands down favorite for burgers these days is Five Guys. Oh. My.!


45 posted on 07/23/2011 3:43:29 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Pilated
Their food is instant diarrhea for our family.

You must have passed a genetic bowel disease to your children. Or you make stuff up.

46 posted on 07/23/2011 3:54:04 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: nascarnation

Mini-Mooch always looks so happy to be with mom.


47 posted on 07/23/2011 3:58:55 PM PDT by hattend (Its a matter of public record that I did not go to Harvard Law School, but I can add. - Sarah Palin)
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To: hattend

How’d you like to be her first boyfriend and meet MooseChelle at the door?


48 posted on 07/23/2011 4:01:55 PM PDT by nascarnation
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BO?


49 posted on 07/23/2011 4:05:26 PM PDT by realpatriot (Some spelling (and grammar for the grammar nazis) errers entionally included!)
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To: Hojczyk
In 2 out of 3 pics of an Obama they are eating burgers and fries!

Do as I say, not as I do.

50 posted on 07/23/2011 4:05:26 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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