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On Air Force One, No Lightening Up on Burgers and Cake
The New York Times ^ | June 27, 2014 | Emmarie Huetteman

Posted on 06/28/2014 1:25:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A blue-cheese burger with lettuce, tomato and garlic aioli, accompanied by Parmesan-sprinkled fries. Chocolate fudge cake. Pasta shells stuffed with four cheeses, topped with meat sauce and shredded mozzarella, and served with a garlic breadstick. Cake infused with limoncello. Buffalo wings with celery, carrots and homemade ranch dip.

Such was the fare served to passengers aboard Air Force One during a particularly grueling three-state day on the campaign trail just before the 2012 election. Not much has changed since.

“It’s American fare, in that it’s not going all arugula on people,” said Arun Chaudhary, who was President Obama’s videographer from 2009 to 2011. “It’s not aggressively nutritious.”

To say the least. The food on Air Force One is well known among White House staff members and reporters for being plentiful in quantity and broad in appeal, but not always the perfect mirror of the nutritional recommendations coming out of the office of the first lady, Michelle Obama, who has made healthy eating and living her mission.

According to the Agriculture Department’s MyPlate guide, unveiled by Mrs. Obama in 2011, fruits and vegetables should make up half of a meal. (White potatoes alone will not do the trick, as the first lady wrote in a recent editorial.) Mrs. Obama has also emphasized the need to reduce the consumption of sugar, salt and fat in her fight to improve school lunches as part of her Let’s Move initiative against childhood obesity...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: hypocrisy; letsmove; letsstarve; michelleobama; nannystate; obama
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Do as I say, not as I do.
1 posted on 06/28/2014 1:25:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t eat anything on airplanes. Just Dramamine and Diet Coke.


2 posted on 06/28/2014 1:27:12 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Let the storm rage on ... the cold never bothered me anyway.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We need a photoshop of Ø’s mug on King Julian from the animated Madagascar series.


4 posted on 06/28/2014 1:32:08 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So let them eat eggplant, Queen Michelle.


5 posted on 06/28/2014 1:32:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another Freeper posted the following a long time ago, I’m just quoting that individual.

“Let them eat kale.”


6 posted on 06/28/2014 1:32:50 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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7 posted on 06/28/2014 1:33:44 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Tax-chick

My sympathies in your mal de l’air.


8 posted on 06/28/2014 1:33:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You can just tell Obama is the kind of person that could stuff his face from dawn to dusk and never gain an ounce. I bet that drives Michele NUTS.


9 posted on 06/28/2014 1:34:42 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I bet she stuffs her face with as much as possible while she’s on AF1 because then no one has to know that she does not eat as she expects others to.


10 posted on 06/28/2014 1:35:24 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Thank you. Also sea and car.


11 posted on 06/28/2014 1:36:12 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Let the storm rage on ... the cold never bothered me anyway.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A blue-cheese burger with lettuce, tomato and garlic aioli, accompanied by Parmesan-sprinkled fries. Chocolate fudge cake. Pasta shells stuffed with four cheeses, topped with meat sauce and shredded mozzarella, and served with a garlic breadstick. Cake infused with limoncello. Buffalo wings with celery, carrots and homemade ranch dip.

Now there's drool all over my keyboard.

12 posted on 06/28/2014 1:36:58 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Air Force One doesn’t seem to be in compliance with the Lunch Lady Program


13 posted on 06/28/2014 1:37:24 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Before she started her “Let’s Move initiative against childhood obesity” it might have been a good idea to start her “Let’s move initiative against Moochelle obesity”.


14 posted on 06/28/2014 1:38:18 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wait a minute...why is our airplane being used for his reelection campaign?
15 posted on 06/28/2014 1:39:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That opening sentence gave me gout.


16 posted on 06/28/2014 1:39:35 PM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The food on Air Force One is well known among White House staff members and reporters for being plentiful in quantity and broad in appeal...

Broad, that's for sure...


18 posted on 06/28/2014 1:40:31 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh man ... that first paragraph has some really good-sounding food!


19 posted on 06/28/2014 1:41:58 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: BenLurkin
Yeah, that is bad enough, but Hillary used our airplane when she spent 2000 traveling to New York to run for senator. But, hey, let's go after Scott Walker for, for, whatever....
20 posted on 06/28/2014 1:42:08 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

if anyone believes mooch follows her own nutrition and exercise demands on the rest of us, they’re lost.


21 posted on 06/28/2014 1:45:57 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: blueplum

When Barack and the crew gladly chow down upon a Chef Michelle menu, then I will believe she has the skillz.


22 posted on 06/28/2014 1:47:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One day, the chef will get pissed and serve them chicken and watermelon.


23 posted on 06/28/2014 1:49:43 PM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The food on AF 1 does sound good (if not kosher). I don’t begrudge the duly elected president and his family and guests to eat well. But can’t we make the sycophant reporters and their papers pay for THEIR SHARE??

Also, digestion would not function if every meal were half non starchy veggies and fruits. Half by what? Maybe volume. But we need proteins and starches and fats. A balanced diet should have at least a third of calories from good clean fats. I bet that Air Force one meal is pretty balanced and yummy.


24 posted on 06/28/2014 1:49:51 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Secret Agent Man

It IS possible to produce lightened versions of many culinary classics that retain most of the enjoyability. But it takes dedication, imagination, and persistence to do it well.


25 posted on 06/28/2014 1:49:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: chemicalman

And they’d probably devour it


26 posted on 06/28/2014 1:50:44 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: ConservingFreedom

I wouldn’t set foot on that plane with the current administration in charge if they served all-you-can-eat Wagyu beef and lobster.


27 posted on 06/28/2014 1:55:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: COBOL2Java

I have a feeling the shoes on those young ladies cost more than my car.


28 posted on 06/28/2014 1:56:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In the U.S., it’s not unusual for a high-end pair of shoes to cost $2,000. (More than that is notable ... those are more “collectables” than everyday wear.) I’m not sure how that converts to European prices.

Mrs. Sarkozy and Crown Princess (now Queen) Letizia would think nothing of paying $2,000/equivalent for a pair of pumps. How the other half lives.

(Also, they’re in their 40s.)


29 posted on 06/28/2014 2:01:53 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Let the storm rage on ... the cold never bothered me anyway.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rabbit food is for the little people (school kids).


30 posted on 06/28/2014 2:05:50 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: Tax-chick

I’m in my 50’s, so “young” still applies. And boy, they don’t look like it, especially next to Aunt Esther.


31 posted on 06/28/2014 2:07:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Michelle doesn’t look old, particularly, in my opinion. She just looks slovenly.


32 posted on 06/28/2014 2:09:04 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Let the storm rage on ... the cold never bothered me anyway.)
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To: Tax-chick

She looks like a transvestite who once played football to me.


33 posted on 06/28/2014 2:13:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s her big shoulders and awful posture and carriage.

Look at her calves in the picture (which is Photoshopped, btw. She did wear that outfit to meet the royal family of Spain, but Mrs. Sarkozy wasn’t there and Princess Letizia was in a different dress.) They’re not any bigger than the other ladies’. Most of her problems are fixable with a change of clothing and movement.

No, she’s never going to have a bone-thin white woman’s butt, but neither are the vast majority of black or white women.


34 posted on 06/28/2014 2:16:55 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Let the storm rage on ... the cold never bothered me anyway.)
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To: Tax-chick

Her looks and physicality are the least of our worries.


35 posted on 06/28/2014 2:19:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And that’s the truth. As far as I can tell, she’s a person with a lot of rage and hatred, and way too much power.


36 posted on 06/28/2014 2:20:20 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Let the storm rage on ... the cold never bothered me anyway.)
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To: jocon307

I have always thought the same thing. I think it is one Of the reasons she appears to b so uncomfortable around him.


37 posted on 06/28/2014 2:26:14 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Heh! I assume the purse the young lady has cost more than my Kia. :-)


38 posted on 06/28/2014 2:35:06 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; ...

Friggin’ hypocrites!

Nanny State PING!


39 posted on 06/28/2014 2:52:31 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Border Crisis = Cloward-Piven, Chicano-style!)
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To: Tax-chick

Wifey swears by 'em....keeps a set in both cars and with the luggage.

40 posted on 06/28/2014 2:58:05 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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To: BenLurkin

Make that, “why are we being used to serve him?”

Was that kobe beef or 70% ground chuck?


41 posted on 06/28/2014 3:04:33 PM PDT by bgill
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To: COBOL2Java

"Now be careful you don't jackknife that rig
turning the corner like you did last time."


42 posted on 06/28/2014 3:04:59 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Canines worldwide welcome Mr Soreto's change in dietary habits.

43 posted on 06/28/2014 3:10:48 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: F15Eagle
Just like Hillary’s poverty, it’s all a false-front.

The Big Mooch has a poverty of the soul.

She screws us out of one multi-million dollar vacation after another but still hates herself and who she is.

She blames us and America for her discontent but will never be at peace with herself no matter how much she steals from taxpayers and no matter how many innocent children she gets to boss around.


44 posted on 06/28/2014 3:13:41 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: yellowdoghunter

I agree. I know it would irritate me if I cared about such things. And if I were the FLOTUS, I’d care. I dislike Michelle Obama very much, I think she’s an anti-white racist, but I’m not 100% unsympathetic to her. She is a big gal and that can be a pain in a lot of ways.

Myself, personally, I was always resolved to never marry a man who was better looking than me. (How vain is that?!)


45 posted on 06/28/2014 3:14:25 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Canines worldwide welcome Mr Soreto's change in dietary habits.

Moochie loves dogggies.


46 posted on 06/28/2014 3:20:43 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s against white potatoes, white sugar and white salt. What a racist! And I’m not trying to be funny. If all those foods were black they’d be on her “must have” list.

I’ll bet she’s going to be one big cow a few years down the road.


47 posted on 06/28/2014 3:33:18 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: jocon307

Ii agree with your comments. I really don’t consider Mrs. Obama overweight, she has a big frame. She will never b 5’2 and 100 pounds! I am sure it has been something she has struggled with her whole life. And being with super-skinny Obama does not help. Also, telling others how to eat is going to make them focus on your size even more so!!!

I agree..never marry a man better looking OR thinner.....LOL!


48 posted on 06/28/2014 3:35:36 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love how people who think Columbus Day shouldn’t be celebrated chow down big time on Italian food.


49 posted on 06/28/2014 3:36:47 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: VerySadAmerican
I’ll bet she’s going to be one big cow a few years down the road.

~ Welcome To The Magic World Of Photoshop ~


50 posted on 06/28/2014 3:44:45 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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