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Doctors group calls on Obama to stop eating junk food in public
The Hill ^ | May 9, 2012 | Elise Viebeck

Posted on 05/09/2012 10:48:13 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A healthcare advocacy group run by physicians is preparing to file a petition calling on President Obama to stop eating hamburgers, hot dogs and other unhealthy foods before cameras.

"As role model to millions of Americans, the president has a responsibility to watch what he eats in public," said Susan Levin, nutrition education director with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).

Obama's occasional stops at Washington, D.C.-area burger joints always receive press attention.

He famously treated staff to lunch at Good Stuff Eatery on Capitol Hill in August 2011.

A year before that, he and then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev grabbed food at Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, Va.

And in March, during a visit to Ohio with British Prime Minister David Cameron, he ate hot dogs while watching college basketball.

Levin said in a statement that processed meats like hot dogs "kill more Americans every year than tobacco does, and they cost taxpayers billions of dollars in healthcare."

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; flotusmichelle; foodpolice; nutrition

1 posted on 05/09/2012 10:48:16 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How about they call on him to stop socializing medicine, while they are at it?


2 posted on 05/09/2012 10:50:23 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“A healthcare advocacy group run by physicians is preparing to file a petition calling on President Obama to stop eating hamburgers, hot dogs and other unhealthy foods before cameras.”

Give the guy a break, at least he’s not eating dog food! / sarc


3 posted on 05/09/2012 10:52:59 AM PDT by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: Mr. K

Interesting he stuffs his face with junk food while his wife plants lettuce and demands everyone exercise more.

Two faced hypocrites.


4 posted on 05/09/2012 10:53:41 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Any words for the First Bohunkus?
5 posted on 05/09/2012 10:54:57 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Col Frank Slade

“Interesting he stuffs his face with junk food while his wife plants lettuce and demands everyone exercise more.”

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Agreed except I doubt Michelle actually planted the lettuce. Gardening is menial labor, and the queen won’t want to get her hands dirty.


6 posted on 05/09/2012 10:57:42 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Shouldn’t they also be trying to stop the actors in the commercials from eating hamburgers, hot dogs, etc?

Ah, this must be a thinly-veiled campaign ad to show us that Hussein’s face shown eating (fast?) food is a more powerful ad than any Burger King/McDonalds commercial actor in the world!


7 posted on 05/09/2012 10:57:42 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Man, does that pic ever bring about a Pink Floyd song...

And not going the racial route here, but the first thing I thought of when I saw those long, dangly arms wrapped around the kids and the bent knees...orangutang!

8 posted on 05/09/2012 10:58:36 AM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Lord have mercy, how’s she even get them britches on
With that honky tonk badonkadonk
(Ooh, that’s what I’m talkin’ ‘bout right there, honey)

Thanks to Trace Adkins.


9 posted on 05/09/2012 11:00:57 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Any words for the First Bohunkus?

Which one is the Clydesdale?

10 posted on 05/09/2012 11:02:25 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (O's new cookbook: "101 Ways To Wok Your Dog")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“As role model to millions of Americans, the president...”

Sady, that’s true to the 52% of America’s moron/idiots/schmucks who voted for 0bummer, in 2008. I still don’t give the majority here very much credit for any discernible brainmatter.


11 posted on 05/09/2012 11:03:29 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Silly doctors. Do as 0 says, not as he does.


12 posted on 05/09/2012 11:03:29 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

She’s an animal. Plain and simple.


13 posted on 05/09/2012 11:03:47 AM PDT by albie
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A hamburger meal comprises meat, vegetables, a bun made of grains, and a side of potatoes.

A wagyu steak dinner comprises meat, vegetables, rolls made of grains, and potatoes.

The difference: the first is affordable by everyone — only the 1% can afford the latter (Obama gets courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer; but, he could also afford to pay for them.)

Hamburgers are not junk food. This is blatant class warfare! (Dems against the poor.)

14 posted on 05/09/2012 11:03:47 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

That *thing* has its own zipcode! LOL.


15 posted on 05/09/2012 11:05:05 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He should stop eating junk food...and stick with AKC registered breeds of dog meat.


16 posted on 05/09/2012 11:08:06 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: albie

She is a yeti.


17 posted on 05/09/2012 11:08:30 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Hamburgers are not junk food.

Thank God they have In n Out in Las Vegas!

Hamburgers are a balanced meal. Skip the soda and fries.

Sweetened drinks are a toxin. They lead to an insulin rush that inflames from the inside.

If zero was drinking these at a game, then I would be on the bandwagon with the OP.

18 posted on 05/09/2012 11:10:51 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Exactly. Not a damn thing wrong, nutrition wise, eating a hamburger. There is a LOT wrong with the busybody medical commnunity trying to nanny state our freedoms away.


19 posted on 05/09/2012 11:13:27 AM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Caution: Wide Load Ahead.


20 posted on 05/09/2012 11:22:33 AM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: cicero2k

-—Hamburgers are a balanced meal. Skip the soda and fries——

Yup. If they could invent a low-carb roll, it would be perfect.


21 posted on 05/09/2012 11:22:48 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It was thanks to him I found out about Ray’s Hell Burger. Why take away the only thing he is good for?


22 posted on 05/09/2012 11:25:36 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: duckman

Why don’t healthcare advocacy groups just mind their own f’n business?


23 posted on 05/09/2012 11:26:01 AM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

And to think that black clothing is slimming.....


24 posted on 05/09/2012 11:45:18 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Like Salma Hayek: Burger King...evil!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT_Qd2SfTc0


25 posted on 05/09/2012 12:13:19 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Help me out, I’m trying to remember the basic food groups ...

Sugar
Starch
Fat
Alcohol

Seems to me I’m missing one. Milkshakes?


26 posted on 05/09/2012 1:02:32 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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