Skip to comments.First Crony Michelle Obama's Big Business Bonanza
Posted on 10/31/2013 6:01:51 PM PDT by jazusamo
While her husband's signature health care law goes up in flames, first lady Michelle Obama is reveling in the success of her East Wing pet project, the "Let's Move" initiative. But ignore the do-gooder dressing. Mrs. Obama doesn't care about your children. What we have here is a textbook case of Washington influence peddling, which the Obamas so vigorously condemned a long time ago and far away.
On Wednesday, Mrs. Obama announced an agreement by the Sesame Workshop and the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) to join her nonprofit Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) in a two-year agreement to help promote fresh fruit and vegetable consumption to kids. Among the corporate interests Mrs. Obama has wooed to her cause: Wal-Mart, Nike, Reebok, Nickelodeon, Walt Disney and the administration's former Public Enemy No. 1, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Politico.com notes that trade groups including the American Beverage Association, the International Bottled Water Association, the Food Marketing Institute, the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the National Restaurant Association are all working with the first lady behind closed doors.
Her related initiative "Drink Up" is supported by the American Beverage Association, water filter companies BRITA and SOMA, and bottled water brands Aquafina, BEVERLY HILLS 9OH2O, DASANI, EVIAN Natural Spring Water, Hint, Voss, WAT-AAH!, Nestle Waters North America's Arrowhead, Deer Park, Ice Mountain, Nestle Pure Life, Ozarka, Poland Spring and Zephyrhills. Joining her for the rollout of that initiative: Hollywood actress Eva Longoria, who gets paid to promote sugary soda pop Pepsi when she's not standing by Michelle Obama telling the rest of us to drink more healthy water.
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I cannot afford fresh fruit.
have you looked at the prices in the store.
Apples are about a buck apiece.
Sounds like she's been pizzin' around in her garden again.
Shop at a Farmer;s Market or local co-op, your health cannot afford not to eat real food.
Believe me, I detest that witch, but as a survivor, I know that “real” food is the key.
I’ll take the Ebony Yeti seriously about obesity when she pushed froa crackdown the the fatty foods bought with EBT and SNAP money by the fateestst of the fattest demographic in the country.
Who would that be, might you ask? Why that would be low income African American Women who tip the scales.
Mookie’s so ugly, she went through a haunted house and came out with a job application. When she goes into the WH kitchen for a late night snack, the mice jump up on a table and start screaming. The WH gardeners rub branches on her face and make “ugly sticks.” When she was born the doctor slapped her mother. Banks turn off their security cameras when they see her coming. Tonight she’s at a Halloween costume party—’plain clothes’—and she’ll prolly win 1st prize again.
It’s pretty clear she doesn’t give a whit about the message she purports to send when all the companies Malkin names are supporting her “cause” for their own interests, and the 0bama’s.
This was a good year around here for fruit and veggies.
People can’t give away all of the apples they have.
One advantage to being a rube in flyover country.
and, another reason our old coots live up til their 90’s
You are really bad! ;-)
For zombies, you’re a great crowd! You’re not zombies? You prefer to be called “Undead”?
Whoa! Hey! Like the little leper boy said, “You want a piece a me?”
Oh, you *do* want a piece of me!
Better half and I are watching “Walking Dead” re-runs. The dead just overran their camp. I tell my wife it reminds me of shopping at Walmart.
I was there a couple days ago, left my cart for thirty seconds, came back and some deadhead had taken my stuff out and taken off with the cart.
Apple scab got into my tree and damned near killed it. I hope the tree comes back next year
Fruit has a lot of sugar in it-—not good for the chubby kiddies...
LOL! Beware at Walmart.
I have 16 apple trees... come on by, but bring oranges.
That was freaking epic! Makes Eddie Murphy blush.
As my old MD Dad used to say ”There’s a fungus amungus!” Boric Acid.
"Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices; we are going to have to change our conversation; we are going to have to change our traditions, our history.
We're going to have to move into a different place as a nation to provide the kind of future we all want desperately for our children."
May 14, 2008
Speech in San Juan Puerto Rico
I will take a chance to say it’s not the fruit, rather the juices and fruit rollups their no-nothing parents push down their throats.
Well.... it's not like she can depend on her husband.
She’s as messed up in the head as he is.
frost on April 29th last year killed ever apple bloom in central Indiana.
this year was a bumper crop for pretty much everything around here
Hey, the nonprofit “foundation” has worked wonders for the Clintons bank account so why not the Obama’s? You can do well while doing good.
...or for those of us with Type II. However, berries don't have as much sugar as apples, mangoes, etc.
I have been spending more on food over the past year, but I've been eating healthier...much healthier. My salad for lunch yesterday was several handfuls of kale and spring mix, 1/2 cucumber, 5 mushrooms, a dozen grape tomatoes, a dozen raspberries, and half a dozen strawberries.
I call it a "Fuhrmaniac Special".
Dinner was two black bean burgers, an avocado with more grape tomatoes, and a bowl of my veggie soup, made from a can of vegetarian soup, a can of black beans, mushrooms, celery, vegetable broth, and a can of stewed tomatoes.
Dessert was a bowl of the 3 berry medley.
My weight has been stable for a year, after initially dropping 30 pounds. My diabetes is under control without medication.
Being a director of a nonprofit is a good paying gig, too. Better than the owners of your typical small company.
Yeah, mine are laying all over the ground under my trees!