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From Tex-Mex and pork rinds to fitness and veggies: A change in Obama White House
The Washington Post ^ | 4/20/2014 | Juliet Eilperin

Posted on 04/20/2014 10:23:35 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Each president and first lady sets a new tone for the White House, partly based on personal beliefs and private quirks, but few have so transformed the culture inside the building the way the Obamas have regarding nutrition and fitness.

Gone are Tex-Mex Thursdays at the White House Mess and the least healthy vending machine options; calorie counts and hummus with vegetables are in. Working out with the Obamas’ personal trainer is one of the few acceptable excuses for being late to a meeting; the first family reserves desserts for weekend meals despite having a full-time pastry chef.

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


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1 posted on 04/20/2014 10:23:35 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

i don’t effing care. i cant believe anything no matter how small that comes out of them.


2 posted on 04/20/2014 10:25:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

And despite all the lib smugness in that article, I’d wager that W was and likely still is in much better physical shape than Obungler or any of the girly men that work there. I have also noticed that Moochelle’s caboose is pretty large and does not appear to be getting any smaller.


3 posted on 04/20/2014 10:30:28 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: MinorityRepublican

No Tex-Mex!!!! All you undocumented immigrants please note.


4 posted on 04/20/2014 10:32:12 PM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Gone are Tex-Mex Thursdays at the White House Mess...

Replaced, no doubt, by "Surf & Turf Thursdays" (lobster & wagyu).

5 posted on 04/20/2014 10:32:18 PM PDT by okie01
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To: jospehm20
W was and likely still is in much better physical shape than Obungler or any of the girly men that work there


6 posted on 04/20/2014 10:33:19 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Bullcrap!


7 posted on 04/20/2014 10:43:57 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: MinorityRepublican

The propaganda being pushed out by king Barry is legion.

And the willingness of the media to print it is staggering.

I really want these lying pieces of garbage to get what’s coming to them.


8 posted on 04/20/2014 10:46:54 PM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: jospehm20
Check Obama’s hands for callouses. I just don't see them.

GWB, OTOH, earned his callouses from hard work.

9 posted on 04/20/2014 10:48:15 PM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: jospehm20
"Moochelle’s caboose is pretty large"


10 posted on 04/20/2014 10:56:30 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: MinorityRepublican

How much alcohol do they all drink?


11 posted on 04/20/2014 11:04:55 PM PDT by funfan
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Diabetes?


12 posted on 04/20/2014 11:24:16 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

WashPost's Eilperin Sees Obama's Forthcoming Visit with Pope Bolstering 'Moral Case' for Obamanomics

13 posted on 04/20/2014 11:28:14 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: MinorityRepublican

“And Ruta noted that the Carters and Reagans were “budget-conscious” and used leftovers — every first family must reimburse taxpayers for the cost of their food.”

That very well may have been the case with the Reagan and both Bushes, but I have seen no evidence whatsoever that Obama reimburses the taxpayers for the cost of his extravagant White House menu.


14 posted on 04/20/2014 11:30:26 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: MinorityRepublican
Reagan worked out all the time too. Was it here on FR that I read that one of the doctors who treated him for his gunshot wound said that his chest muscles were unusually well built for a 70 year old man. And that fact helped the bullet not do more damage.

And back to the topic, the article says that there has been a 43% REDUCTION in childhood obesity among 2-5 year olds.

Is that TRUE?

15 posted on 04/20/2014 11:30:31 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

This is what passes for news at the Washington Post?


16 posted on 04/20/2014 11:40:06 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: kcvl

17 posted on 04/20/2014 11:46:29 PM PDT by Rome2000
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18 posted on 04/20/2014 11:54:45 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Oh yeah....because George Bush was so out of shape....yeah...right.


19 posted on 04/20/2014 11:57:31 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (I am the Tea Party bully who took Mitch McConnell's milk money.)
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To: jospehm20

20 posted on 04/20/2014 11:58:58 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: boop

It is true....because the census counted all the dead babies in the dumpsters behind planned parenthood.....it drove down the average weight considerably


21 posted on 04/21/2014 12:01:04 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (I am the Tea Party bully who took Mitch McConnell's milk money.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

TOTAL BS.


22 posted on 04/21/2014 12:05:53 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be," -Epitap)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Fable:

W was in great shape and encourage those around him by example. While George W was in the White House he was on a rigorous daily fitness routine that bulked him up considerably. In addition to his not drinking or smoking, he stayed off the golf courses after 9-11, facts that few people seem to appreciate.


23 posted on 04/21/2014 1:37:45 AM PDT by T. Rustin Noone (the angel wanna wear my red shoes......)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Barry razzing his kid speech writer for having skinny legs—that’s precious!


24 posted on 04/21/2014 1:40:08 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: kcvl

She looks like Howard Stern. Yikes!


25 posted on 04/21/2014 2:55:11 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I can’t stand it. Remember when W fell off his mountain bike? The press hardly covered it, other than to show the bruises on his face. But the fact is that he is a truly gifted athlete. He fell that day hauling ass down hill. He didn’t jog for show like Slick, but was fast. As I recall his 5K times were 8-1/2 minute mile paced runs until his knee made him transition to the bike.

I am an older athlete too, and was always impressed by W’s abilities and knew at the time that had only W been a liberal, we would have read about it on the front page every week.

Instead, liberals (commies) can’t stop lying.

Oldplayer


26 posted on 04/21/2014 3:20:57 AM PDT by oldplayer
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To: MinorityRepublican

I guess the wapo writer has nothing to do but fawn over her dear leader. Guess there is absolutely nothing going on at the white house for her to look into.

all is well.


27 posted on 04/21/2014 3:37:51 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: kcvl

so Juliet- why the long face?

(pass the carrots)


28 posted on 04/21/2014 4:07:23 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: MinorityRepublican
From Tex-Mex and pork rinds to fitness and veggies: A change in Obama White House

Don't forget the cigarettes, Wash Post.
B.O. is firing up lots of cigarettes with that "fitness" plan.

29 posted on 04/21/2014 4:18:38 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Amagi

Just because old “lard butt” has a problem with eating and gaining LOTS OF WEIGHT does not mean the rest of the world should revolve around her. I could care less if she starved to death, I know it would take a long time to accomplish.


30 posted on 04/21/2014 4:24:36 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: MinorityRepublican

Yeah, Right. Watching Michelle hoover a plate of Japanese beef and other food us common folk couldn’t even think of buying makes one think this is all a charade.
Michelles Ass is so big when she hauls ass she has to make two trips.


31 posted on 04/21/2014 4:51:41 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Secret Agent Man
He didn't quit smoking or tobacco use either. They'll just have their taboo blue collar
food in the other room away from the guests. The Obama's are one big floppy lie.

You can't take the ghetto out of these jackboots, the true wealthy "handlers"
are only amused by them, for now.

32 posted on 04/21/2014 4:56:08 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Oliviaforever

but I have seen no evidence whatsoever that Obama reimburses the taxpayers for the cost of his extravagant White House menu.
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It could be that State dinners and receptions are taxpayer-funded as State business and they have to reimburse for their private meals in their own quarters. I would suppose that when traveling they get a generous per diem for food.


33 posted on 04/21/2014 5:55:29 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: kcvl

What is that?


34 posted on 04/21/2014 6:09:27 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: oldplayer

Seems to me that W was the most Athletic President in the White House since perhaps Teddy Roosevelt. (Most Presidents tend to become too old to remain physically athletic once they arrive at the White House)


35 posted on 04/21/2014 12:00:29 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: oldplayer

Seems to me that W was the most Athletic President in the White House since perhaps Teddy Roosevelt. (Most Presidents tend to become too old to remain physically athletic once they arrive at the White House)


36 posted on 04/21/2014 12:01:04 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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