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Michelle Obama's Crazy, Embarrassing Potato Manifesto
American Thinker ^ | May 31, 2014 | By Susan D. Harris

Posted on 05/31/2014 12:40:54 PM PDT by kingattax

It was eleven o’clock at night and the lady in front of me in the supermarket line was buying jars of baby food and bottles of Pedialyte. The cashier pulled some of the jars aside and told the lady they weren’t covered under the WIC program. “But you didn’t have the ones I can buy, the shelf is empty. I can’t buy the other ones because he won’t eat them,” the customer said.

“I’m sorry, maybe if you call WIC you can get permission to buy these, but I can’t do anything about it,” the cashier responded.

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So when I began reading Michelle Obama’s “potato manifesto” in the New York Times yesterday, I found myself sputtering and stammering again; but there was nothing quiet about my anger. “Institute of Medicine be damned!” I grumbled. “Why is Michelle Obama writing an opinion piece on white potatoes? Stay out of our lives! Stay out of our children’s lives!”

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KEYWORDS: babyfood; foodnazis; michelle; michelleobama; moochelle; nannystate; obama; potato; potatoes
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look at this country and the disgusting people running it. when you abandon God, this is what you get.
1 posted on 05/31/2014 12:40:54 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Hmmm...maybe it’s the “white” in “white potatoes” she doesn’t like?

But seriously, potatoes are a basic starch and do have some protein, even the white ones, and they will grow virtually anywhere. Once they were introduced into the Old World, they solved a lot of hunger problems.

The difficulty in the case of Ireland was that the British land policies made it virtually impossible for average Irish poor farmers to grow anything but potatoes, and when the blight came and destroyed the harvests, there was nothing to fall back on. The Irish were quite clever with their land (rock!) management and in the more desolate parts of Ireland, grew potatoes in beds of seaweed laid out on the rocks. But there’s only so much you can do with a monoculture.

There’s nothing wrong with potatoes. I didn’t know Her High and Mightiness had written about this, but since she’s clearly the God-replacement for liberals, I guess the folks at the Times are in there cleaning the potatoes out of their cupboards even as we speak.


2 posted on 05/31/2014 12:52:35 PM PDT by livius
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To: kingattax

3 posted on 05/31/2014 12:57:11 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: kingattax

Interesting human interest article. Thank you for posting!

The white potato has sustained poor people for centuries. Only an ill-educated brat would rant against this gift from a generous God! And the author is right: for people with stomach troubles, there is nothing more comforting, wholesome and digestable than a baked potato.

Can someone explain the backstory of this? It’s never about the potato; it’s about control of the food supply, right?


4 posted on 05/31/2014 1:00:32 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: kingattax

He just described the essential character of a socialist.

Paradoxically neurotic with an (often justifiable) inferiority complex, masked in a superiority complex with an obsessive need to dictate and micromanage the lives of others.

Invariably they imagine themselves as of the elite, gifted with a spiritual superiority that grants them the authority to dominate and control.

And here’s the punchline: since others are indifferent to their need to control, telling them to go to hell, in one way or another, socialists need to take over and ration everything of value. Only this gives them the tools to reward their inferiors who remain humble and obey; and punish their inferiors who behave in an “uppity” manner.

When you look at Michelle “Lemongrab” Obama, what you should see is not a slave master, but a self appointed slave overseer. She thinks she can elevate her station by oppressing others.

In this she is mistaken. She will never be more than a dog of a socialist. Her race and gender have nothing to do with it. Her neurotic inferiority complex and her desire to rule over others defines her adequately.


5 posted on 05/31/2014 1:04:42 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: miss marmelstein

I have a Yorkie that has to be on a fat-free diet.

He absolutely thrives on a diet of nothing ubt turkey breast, potatoes and carrots(sometimes greenbeans).

Since I grow the veggies myself and buy several turkey breasts when they are on sale for $.99/lb, I can feed the little bugger for about $7.00 a month.


6 posted on 05/31/2014 1:05:53 PM PDT by digger48
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To: miss marmelstein
it’s about control of the food supply, right?

you answered your own question.

7 posted on 05/31/2014 1:08:33 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

He who pays the piper calls the tune.

Getting free stuff from the government means that the government chooses what you get or don’t get.


8 posted on 05/31/2014 1:09:36 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: livius

#idonotlikenowhiteotatoes


9 posted on 05/31/2014 1:13:14 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: kingattax

I would recommend those who click on this article to go to the comments section - an extra click. Some of these comments are brilliant and illuminating (particularly about Warren Buffet).


10 posted on 05/31/2014 1:14:16 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: digger48

I don’t understand your post and I generally have a good take on FR posts. Are you against the white potato? Or do you think that your Yorkie is more deserving of meat than the author’s elderly parents?

I’m so confused!


11 posted on 05/31/2014 1:18:36 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I like the way you write and think!


12 posted on 05/31/2014 1:20:33 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

Just pointing out that potatoes can be an essential part of a healthy diet.


13 posted on 05/31/2014 1:21:07 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

That was the point of my original post. And much less obscure.


14 posted on 05/31/2014 1:22:05 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: kingattax
Before the break-up:

Happier times:

Once, they just couldn't keep their hands off:

Followed by frustration:

Then the agony. Heartbreak:


15 posted on 05/31/2014 1:25:53 PM PDT by x
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To: digger48

Where the heck do you get turkey breasts for $0.99 a pound?


16 posted on 05/31/2014 1:26:27 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Sometimes there are “Manager Specials” which I always interpret to mean: this is about to cause salmonella so buy it now!

And 99 cents sounds like very little for a bit of butchering. The more you butcher, the higher the cost goes.


17 posted on 05/31/2014 1:34:05 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: kingattax
I wonder how Michelle Marie Antoinette spells "potatoe".

Let her eat roasted quail with Creamettes.

Leni

18 posted on 05/31/2014 1:37:45 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: DuncanWaring

Around the Holidays, our local Marsh and Kroger supermarkets have them on sale for $.99-$1.39/lb.


19 posted on 05/31/2014 1:39:37 PM PDT by digger48
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To: miss marmelstein

I guess I was just agreeing with you bu using a personal anecdote.

The obscurity may be due to my Posting while on Percocet.

Sorry


20 posted on 05/31/2014 1:43:10 PM PDT by digger48
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To: tips up

Exactly, the same way government healthcare will mean the government gets to decide what kind of treatment you can and can’t get.

You can’t get the government out of your life if you’re depending on them to give you stuff.


21 posted on 05/31/2014 1:45:12 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: digger48

Oh, that’s ok. Sorry if I was snarky. Hope the Percocet helps whatever hurts!


22 posted on 05/31/2014 1:46:19 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein
It’s never about the potato; it’s about control of the food supply, right?

I think it's more about knowing what's best for us, the ignorant masses.

If she knows what's best for us, why would, or should, we resist her?

Think about that for a minute. She can't think of a reason why she shouldn't be commanding all children to eat her specified diet.

The arrogance is kinda, well, breathtaking.

23 posted on 05/31/2014 1:51:22 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: kingattax

This article is a real eye opener for me. Thankfully I can buy what I want and what I need because I have dietary restrictions too.


24 posted on 05/31/2014 1:51:38 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: livius

It’s white potato PRIVILEGE !!!


25 posted on 05/31/2014 1:52:22 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: kingattax

http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-white-house-recipes-for-president.html

mmm mmm mmm 6 kinds of pie for dessert

WIC don’t cover dat!


26 posted on 05/31/2014 1:58:28 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: digger48

just look at all the fat Irish kids


27 posted on 05/31/2014 1:59:19 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Sadly, she’s an idiot and an arrogant idiot at that. I still don’t know why anyone would focus on the perfect potato - filled with potassium and God know what other delights in its skin...rubbed with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. I need to lie down...


28 posted on 05/31/2014 2:03:42 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Ditter

I, too, at this point, can buy what I want when I want it. But I worry about the future thanks to these evil people. And I don’t see Republicans in Washington even aware that there is a problem in the culture!


29 posted on 05/31/2014 2:05:40 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy; All
that is a very apt description of the beard/wookie.

30 posted on 05/31/2014 2:07:11 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: tips up
Getting free stuff from the government means that the government chooses what you get or don’t get.

I was alarmed that this was the first comment along that line of thought in this thread... you said the same thing I was about to.

31 posted on 05/31/2014 2:07:32 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: DuncanWaring

I used to be able to get chicken breast on sale for $0.99/lb. at Shoprite in NJ... 3 years ago. In NW PA, grocery store prices are outrageous.


32 posted on 05/31/2014 2:10:55 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

My boss said I should go on an Atkins-style diet. She said, “No bread, no potatoes, no pasta, no rice. In other words, `white is not right’.”

I said “Oh, isn’t that what they call the Al Sharpton Diet?”

She was not amused.......


33 posted on 05/31/2014 2:11:33 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: kingattax

My guess is the potato farmers done dissed them somehow. Didn’t contribute enough to the Obama retirement fund.


34 posted on 05/31/2014 2:17:05 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: miss marmelstein

I once bought some steaks that were about a day from their “sell by” date, manager’s-specials.

Thank God for A-1 sauce.


35 posted on 05/31/2014 2:17:15 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Love A-1 sauce! Has saved many a bad meal in my house.


36 posted on 05/31/2014 2:19:10 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Rodamala

You have to understand that there are people who are falling out of the economy due to Obama. This is not about lazy people - it’s about job loss. It’s really happening to some people. And some of those people are God-fearing, decent conservatives.


37 posted on 05/31/2014 2:21:50 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: tet68
It’s white potato PRIVILEGE !!!

LOL...thats a great line !

38 posted on 05/31/2014 2:26:55 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: All

FUMO

39 posted on 05/31/2014 2:28:54 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

It’s very clear why The First Tub of Lard opposes potatoes. She and the rest of the Progressive-Liberal fat cats should be able to dictate food policy, she believes. So she’s going to take her six-axe-handle backside, plop on some unfortunate chair, and crow her opinions.


40 posted on 05/31/2014 2:35:39 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Apparently the potato, when brought to Europe, stabilized the grain-based food supply to such an extent that the population experienced an enormous boom previously unsustainable.


41 posted on 05/31/2014 2:45:39 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: kingattax

I don’t feel sorry for this woman at all. If she doesn’t like the rules, then she should purchase what she wants with money she can earn from a job. No jobs available? Then she can thank for whom she voted.

I have three kids under six. They didn’t have formula and I made all of their baby food, usually with what I grew/grow on my back yard.

This woman gets no sympathy from me.


42 posted on 05/31/2014 2:46:06 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun
This woman gets no sympathy from me.

moochelle deserves neither sympathy nor respect from a real American

43 posted on 05/31/2014 2:50:43 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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Questions for FReepers:

In picture 2, who is smarter: Barry or Mr Potato Head?

In picture 4, who is smarter: Michelle or the potato?

44 posted on 05/31/2014 2:58:18 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: tet68

Those sneaky white potatoes!


45 posted on 05/31/2014 3:16:18 PM PDT by livius
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To: goodwithagun

You’re so warm. I’m touched by your Christian sympathy.


46 posted on 05/31/2014 3:24:31 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: kingattax
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47 posted on 05/31/2014 4:19:13 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: kingattax

I always think about Obama’s common folk comment on buying arugula at Whole Foods.


48 posted on 05/31/2014 4:32:09 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: kingattax

It happens to be the case that “white” fills tummies, whether it’s white potatoes, white pasta or white rice. Perhaps not the nutritional value Her HIghness would have the peasants eat, but a helluva lot cheaper, especially for struggling families that have several mouths to feed. None of her freakin business what families choose to eat.


49 posted on 05/31/2014 5:29:20 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I wish someone would get a copy of the lunch menu at Sidwell friends and publish it all over the place.


50 posted on 05/31/2014 6:11:52 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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