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FLOTUS to grocers: 'Step it up'
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/34524.html ^ | March 16, 2010 | NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON

Posted on 03/16/2010 7:03:56 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

First lady Michelle Obama had tough words for grocery manufacturers Tuesday, telling them to “step it up” in their efforts to provide healthier foods to children and curb obesity.

At a conference at Washington’s Grand Hyatt Hotel, Obama talked about her own efforts on the childhood obesity front, explaining that her goal was to “finally make this national public health threat a national priority.”

“I’m here today to urge all of you to move faster and to go farther, because the truth is we don’t have a moment to waste,” she said in a 20-minute address. “So, we need you all to step it up.”

In recent weeks, most of the first lady's public appearances have been centered on her “Let’s Move” initiative, launched last month.

She recently penned an essay for the cover of Newsweek on her efforts and has traveled to highlight success stories in addressing childhood obesity. And she’s used her roles as a mother and as a fitness fanatic, to urge parents, school officials, mayors and governors to get more involved.


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


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1 posted on 03/16/2010 7:03:56 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ignore that “supply and demand” thing that you cling to like so many ideas of yesterday.


2 posted on 03/16/2010 7:05:12 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ( Tagline lost -- anyone seen it?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She should work so hard on her old man’s smokin’ habit and leave the rest of us alone.


3 posted on 03/16/2010 7:05:51 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What is with these democrats... every thing is a crisis, now the FLOTUS is screming we dont have a moment to waste. obama hollering about getting health care passed now.. I wish the two of them would vanish... some where


4 posted on 03/16/2010 7:05:53 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“We’ll STORM the area... PUT the CHEESEBURGER DOWN AND STEP AWAY SLOWLY!!!!! You are under arrest YOU FAT B****STD.”


5 posted on 03/16/2010 7:06:14 PM PDT by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Michelle, why don’t you help them out? Give them a list of what they should sell. If they sell any candy or soda, send the SEIU goons in to torch their stores and break their legs.


6 posted on 03/16/2010 7:06:31 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The MSM fantasy:

The reality:

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7 posted on 03/16/2010 7:07:00 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ( Tagline lost -- anyone seen it?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yav-holt heir Col. Klink


8 posted on 03/16/2010 7:07:58 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m wondering when 0B0Z0 & Company will take over the food industry and run the grocery stores too?


9 posted on 03/16/2010 7:08:20 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would have flipped her off then walked out.


10 posted on 03/16/2010 7:09:00 PM PDT by SZonian (We began as a REPUBLIC, a nation of laws. We became a DEMOCRACY, majority rules. Next step is?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The First Wookie speaks.


11 posted on 03/16/2010 7:09:21 PM PDT by afnamvet (Patriots Rising)
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To: abigailsmybaby

She also should work so hard on her rear compartment.


12 posted on 03/16/2010 7:12:20 PM PDT by handmade
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Step it up” ?

My my, that sounds a bit UPPITY!


13 posted on 03/16/2010 7:13:13 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Crazy idea... How about the parents stop feeding their kids unhealthy foods? Why blame the grocers? Why not have the parents take a little responsibility? Oh, wait, that’s right. The ‘rats, aka socialists, don’t want parents raising their kids. They want the state raising them. So the state will take it upon itself to pressure grocers to simply take away our liberty and freedom to choose.


14 posted on 03/16/2010 7:13:19 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She must have gotten this hurry,hurry BS from the Kenyan.

Whats the rush?


15 posted on 03/16/2010 7:14:25 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: freedumb2003

Yeah, grocers “stepping it up” is really going to fix the problem. Who does the shopping? Kids eat what their parents let them/tell them to eat. Blaming grocers for parents not doing their job is completely foolish. Since when should a grocer’s priority be nutrition? Their business is buying and selling food.


16 posted on 03/16/2010 7:14:25 PM PDT by kelly79
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; bcsco; Jet Jaguar; Eaker
Next up on the First Woookie's Hit List, Cosmetologists who neglect the needs of the nation's undertweezed and hairline challenged teenagers.


17 posted on 03/16/2010 7:15:17 PM PDT by shibumi ("..... then we will fight in the shade." (Cool Star - *))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama talked about her own efforts on the childhood obesity front

She should have concentrated on her 'back'

18 posted on 03/16/2010 7:15:56 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: freedumb2003; All

19 posted on 03/16/2010 7:16:46 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So who made her Queen and Dictator?


20 posted on 03/16/2010 7:17:32 PM PDT by Solitar ("My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them." -- Barry Goldwater)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

21 posted on 03/16/2010 7:19:33 PM PDT by LostInBayport (2010 - The Second American Revolution. The first shot was fired 1/19/2010 -- here in Massachusetts!)
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To: shibumi
OMG - its that her school photo? fugly
22 posted on 03/16/2010 7:19:50 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: Free ThinkerNY

FUMO


23 posted on 03/16/2010 7:21:15 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: abigailsmybaby
She should work so hard on her old man’s smokin’ habit and leave the rest of us alone.

Perhaps the love handles under that big fat belt she wears.

24 posted on 03/16/2010 7:21:33 PM PDT by Cold Heat
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To: maine-iac7

Note the neanderthal underbite.

(Apologies to any Neanderthals in the crowd.)


25 posted on 03/16/2010 7:21:40 PM PDT by shibumi ("..... then we will fight in the shade." (Cool Star - *))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
First lady Michelle Obama had tough words for grocery manufacturers Tuesday, telling them to “step it up” in their efforts to provide healthier foods to children and curb obesity.

Piss off lady. YOU go into the grocery business and sell what you want. Who the hell are YOU to tell businesses what to sell and what NOT to sell.

The fact is, Michelle, you couldn't sell watermelons if the state police were pulling people over....Dan Rather said that, not me.

26 posted on 03/16/2010 7:22:23 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Woman has all the charm of a rabid hyena


27 posted on 03/16/2010 7:22:59 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

FLOTUS is just a little ray of sunshine!


28 posted on 03/16/2010 7:25:56 PM PDT by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Shut up Marxist bitch.


29 posted on 03/16/2010 7:30:15 PM PDT by albie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Grocers to Michelle - STFU!


30 posted on 03/16/2010 7:35:50 PM PDT by nesnah
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Politico
31 posted on 03/16/2010 7:38:46 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

"Yep, the First Lady shut me down! Said it was because of all the Snickers bars and sodas I sell by the register, back there. Heading for the unemployment line."

32 posted on 03/16/2010 7:38:48 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: handmade

LMAO ~ that is EXACTLY what I was thinking when I saw they called her a ‘fitness fanatic’. I think her arms got that ‘buff’ by raising them and pointing at Dumb0 just the way they show her pointing at the grocers in the photo!


33 posted on 03/16/2010 7:44:23 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discover" Sarah Palin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Agreed. They need to manufacture a standard, low-protein, low-calcium, synthetic gruel for everyone. The peasants are getting too tall and smart. ...can’t see over ‘em easy enough.


34 posted on 03/16/2010 7:46:36 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: Fiddlstix

I heard the best example of this administration today on Fox News... if it’s in the Yellow Pages, Obama want’s to nationalize it.


35 posted on 03/16/2010 7:52:54 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Who dat? Thunder thighs?


36 posted on 03/16/2010 7:54:12 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Michelle, STFU. It ain’t your business. Jackie Kennedy you ain’t.....Hell, you ain’t even Moms Mabley.


37 posted on 03/16/2010 7:56:22 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The nerve of that fat assed sasquatch...


38 posted on 03/16/2010 8:01:23 PM PDT by upstanding
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To: freedumb2003
New study shows kids who eat school food are fatter!
39 posted on 03/16/2010 8:02:56 PM PDT by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Michele is really embarassing to herself and all normal thinking people everywhere. She comes into the WH the size of a barn with a rearend to match.

Yeah, childhood obesity, that’s the ticket. Coming from an amazon like you that should really make an impact on the kiddos. Sheeesh...


40 posted on 03/16/2010 8:14:13 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Obama, YOU LIE!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“I want to challenge each and every one of you to go back to your companies, take a look at your marketing budgets and ask some questions,” she went on. “For example, when you put money into reformulating a product to make it healthier, do you then invest enough in marketing that product to kids and parents? Or is most of the marketing budget still going to the less healthy versions?”

Earth to Michelle. Kids like ice cream because it tastes good. Not because of marketing. All the marketing in the world will not make a five year old like brussels sprouts.

41 posted on 03/16/2010 8:15:45 PM PDT by freespirited (We're not the Party of No. We're the Party of HELL NO!!!)
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To: familyop

hmmmmm! Sounds like “Soylent Green” to me. Yuuuummmm!


42 posted on 03/16/2010 8:34:46 PM PDT by After Hours
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To: familyop

ooops!!

sarcasm/satire tag/off

If that is not right, I will try again.


43 posted on 03/16/2010 8:47:20 PM PDT by After Hours
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Consuming public to the wide-load bitch...FOAD.


44 posted on 03/16/2010 8:50:34 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Damn this hectoring harridans and her smarmy no-account husband. What the hell gives these scum the right to constantly lecture to us? We want to live our lives in peace without the belligerent brayings of ANY Obama.


45 posted on 03/16/2010 8:51:04 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Venturer

Someone told them that the natives were restless...


46 posted on 03/16/2010 8:54:55 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: shibumi; Free ThinkerNY; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; bcsco; Jet Jaguar; ...
So well suited to speak on this issue!



Healthy measurements of 30 / 50 / 100.



47 posted on 03/17/2010 6:27:27 AM PDT by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: Eaker; shibumi; Free ThinkerNY; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; bcsco; Jet Jaguar
Baby got BACK!

And she beeps when she's in reverse.

48 posted on 03/17/2010 6:29:27 AM PDT by humblegunner (*)
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To: Eaker; shibumi; Free ThinkerNY; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; bcsco; Jet Jaguar
Baby got BACK!

And she beeps when she's in reverse.

49 posted on 03/17/2010 6:29:28 AM PDT by humblegunner (*)
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To: humblegunner

Double clutch.


50 posted on 03/17/2010 6:29:47 AM PDT by humblegunner (*)
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