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Doctors call on President Obama to stop eating junk food in public
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Posted on 05/09/2012 5:59:03 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Doctors call on President Obama to stop eating junk food in public By Elise Viebeck - 05/09/12 08:11 AM ET

A physicians' healthcare advocacy group is preparing to file a petition calling on President Obama to stop eating hamburgers, hot dogs and other unhealthy foods before cameras.

"As role model to millions of Americans, the president has a responsibility to watch what he eats in public," said Susan Levin, nutrition education director with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).

Obama's occasional stops at Washington, D.C.-area burger joints always receive press attention.

He famously treated staff to lunch at Good Stuff Eatery on Capitol Hill in August 2011. A year before that, he and then-Russian president Dmitry Medvedev grabbed food at Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, Va.

And in March, during a visit to Ohio with British Prime Minister David Cameron, he ate hot dogs while watching college basketball.

Levin said in a statement that processed meats like hot dogs "kill more Americans every year than tobacco does, and they cost taxpayers billions of dollars in healthcare."

She cited increasing rates of obesity in the United States. A study out this week projects that 42 percent of Americans will be obese by 2030.

"The White House would never set up a photo op showing the president buying cigarettes, so why is it okay to show him eating a hot dog?" she added.

Obama, an ex-smoker, kicked the habit in 2010, the first lady has said.

Despite Obama's taste for unhealthy foods, some media outlets have reported that the president appears to have lost weight since beginning his term.

PCRM's petition asks the White House to issue an executive order barring the president, the first family, the vice president and all members of the Obama cabinet from eating foods in public "that can cause cancer and obesity."

A release noted that eating processed meats was shown in a recent study to increase the risk of premature death.

The group will file the petition on Thursday.


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Tell that to his wife........
1 posted on 05/09/2012 5:59:08 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Doctors call on President Obama to stop eating junk food in public

To hide the "Do as I say, not as I do" mentality. They don't even realize the hypocrisy in this statement.

2 posted on 05/09/2012 6:01:54 AM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Stop eating junk food in public? Really?

How about stop pushing wealth residstribution and crippling regulations that violate our constition?

Screw the food he eats or how many ciggarettes the Marxist puppet consumes. We have some real problems with this president.


3 posted on 05/09/2012 6:03:08 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I have never understood why people call hamburgers junk food.

A hamburger is nearly a complete meal.

Meat
Bread.
Salad

Add some fries and a strawberry shake.. and you also get

Dairy
Fruit
Starch

I just dont get it. If I seperated the items and laid them out on a plate.. it would look just like a picture of a perfect meal.


4 posted on 05/09/2012 6:03:12 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: Sub-Driver
So we will get to see zillions of photos of them eating broccoli and spinach (or some exotic vegetation that only the elite can afford)?
5 posted on 05/09/2012 6:03:45 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Sub-Driver

His position on that is evolving.


6 posted on 05/09/2012 6:04:56 AM PDT by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Levin said in a statement that processed meats like hot dogs “kill more Americans every year than tobacco does, and they cost taxpayers billions of dollars in healthcare.”

So then....IF Americans were responsible for the costs of their own healthcare as it was *BTK then perhaps the argument about the costs to taxpayers would be what?

*BTK: Before Ted Kennedy


7 posted on 05/09/2012 6:06:38 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Moochelle should start her dietary tyrany at home and leave us alone . Do as I say and not as I do doesn’t work and never did .


8 posted on 05/09/2012 6:07:27 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I just dont get it. If I seperated the items and laid them out on a plate.. it would look just like a picture of a perfect meal.

You could do the same thing with a fruit cake. It's all about sugar, calories and fat.

I couldn't care less if Obama eats sugar covered, lard laden balls of pig $hit wrapped in a chocolate candy shell in front of starving Pigmies in New Guiney. I want him to stop being president.

9 posted on 05/09/2012 6:08:47 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Sub-Driver

A disturbing trend in America...doctors aspiring to be dictators.


10 posted on 05/09/2012 6:09:43 AM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Levin said in a statement that processed meats like hot dogs "kill more Americans every year than tobacco does, and they cost taxpayers billions of dollars in healthcare."

First they came for the smokers, and I did not speak up - because I am not a smoker. Then they came for the hotdogs......

11 posted on 05/09/2012 6:09:58 AM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (Write In Sarah Palin)
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To: Sub-Driver

Tell that to his wife........
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Took the words right out of my mouth.


12 posted on 05/09/2012 6:10:12 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: NEMDF

“So we will get to see zillions of photos of them eating broccoli and spinach (or some exotic vegetation that only the elite can afford)?”

.....and gassing away more than he already does as vegetarian diets I understand cause exhorbitant amounts of gassing. At least an article I read about Hitler stated as much as he was a vegetarian. There are quite a few similarities.


13 posted on 05/09/2012 6:10:23 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Hamburgers used to have a reputation of having garbage meat mixed in. Back in the 30s White Castle was trying to dispel the image with immaculate restaurants, uniforms, etc. They did a stunt where a guy ate nothing but White Castle burgers for one month then had a doctor examine him on film and declare him completely healthy.
14 posted on 05/09/2012 6:10:23 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I completely agree! Hamburgers are good food! A greasy hamburger taste best but isn’t the best for you but other than that I don’t feel guilty when I eat one.


15 posted on 05/09/2012 6:12:13 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: NEMDF
I would urge King Barry to include some of this tasty and exotic vegetation in every salad...


16 posted on 05/09/2012 6:12:14 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Sub-Driver

17 posted on 05/09/2012 6:12:19 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: Sub-Driver

Do as Michelle says; not as I do.

Maybe, Michelle needs to put a food guard in the WH kitchen to make sure none of the evil food ever gets out in there.

Isn’t there a former teacher/lunch monitor available. I seem to recall one ‘resigning’ in one of the Carolinas recently.


18 posted on 05/09/2012 6:12:23 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear; Sub-Driver; All

especially when that big fat b-tch wookie keeps telling everyone else how to eat and raise their kids.


19 posted on 05/09/2012 6:12:27 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: rockinqsranch

Imagine a picture of a dinner plate with a steak, a potatoe, a dinner roll, some strawberrys, and a salad with a glass of milk sitting behind it.

Sounds to me like the very picture of a perfect meal.

Now grind up the meat... cut up the potatoe into strips... drop the strawberries into the milk... cut the dinner roll in half and put the meat, a salad in the middle of it...

and suddenly it’s supposedly junk food that will kill you!

ROFL


20 posted on 05/09/2012 6:12:36 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: Sub-Driver

Hamburgers and hot dogs are traditional American foods, not “junk food”!!!!

The food police need to RADICALLY re-think their positions on nearly everything.


21 posted on 05/09/2012 6:14:06 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"PCRM's petition asks the White House to issue an executive order barring the president, the first family, the vice president and all members of the Obama cabinet from eating foods in public "that can cause cancer and obesity.""

This is from the Onion, right? Bunch of little would be tin pot dictators.

22 posted on 05/09/2012 6:14:13 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Sub-Driver

There is no way Obama has quit smoking!! People who have quit don’t remain that thin - unless there is another underlying issue. Former smokers don’t necessarily gain lots of weight (although some do), but they do fill out as their taste buds return to normal. Nicotine is an appetite supressant and the appetite returns to normal after quitting as well.

I don’t trust those lying Obamas!


23 posted on 05/09/2012 6:16:42 AM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: kosciusko51


It is rather curious that the title was not:


24 posted on 05/09/2012 6:18:06 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Sub-Driver

“...eating processed meats was shown in a recent study to increase the risk of premature death.”

....which just might help solve the problem of Medicare and Social Security going broke. Smoking, too, ought to be encouraged after ObamaCare kicks in.


25 posted on 05/09/2012 6:18:29 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Sub-Driver
Doctors call on President Obama to stop eating junk food in public

Racists!

26 posted on 05/09/2012 6:20:16 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I have never understood why people call hamburgers junk food.

A hamburger is nearly a complete meal.


Created perception.

It is similar with the greenies denying that oil is a product of nature, whereas vegetable oil is okay and canola oil is even better and peanut oil is better better -- unless you have peanut allergies, of course.

Hamburgers must be bad because too many kids (and adults) like them.

It is the progressives, nanny staters, wanting to run OTHER peoples' lives.
27 posted on 05/09/2012 6:22:21 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: txrefugee

lol

I have often wondered why I was the only person that caught that lie.

If someone keels over from an early death ... they SAVE the system money! but for some reason the government likes to pretend that people living longer somehow COSTS us more money!

um... everyone is going to die eventually... the end of life costs will only go UP over time... and if they live longer they will surely have more opportunities to get sick and hurt over the years. Thus living longer would = greater cost to the system.

We are being lied to from every side.


28 posted on 05/09/2012 6:22:44 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I like my burgers, too, especially through the garden! My kids like cheeseburgers through the garden, and add ketchup, pickle and mustard, making it almost a complete meal. I do fries in Canola or Olive oil, not as tasty as lard, but the kids like them.

I also like hot dogs, and most lunchmeats. However, I'm not pushing an agenda, and will eat what I like, which is a variety of most foods.

29 posted on 05/09/2012 6:24:03 AM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: TexasFreeper2009
it would look just like a picture of a perfect meal

Perfect requires chocolate, the heavenly vegetable. Make mine a chocolate shake.

30 posted on 05/09/2012 6:24:54 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Non-compliant, not govt-issued, and not voting for Romney.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Actually if Barry were to turn around and tell ‘em to go pound salt, I would develop just the teeniest modicum of respect for him.

But he won’t.


31 posted on 05/09/2012 6:27:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

The medical profession has been at the forefront of the march to a nanny state for a long time.....


32 posted on 05/09/2012 6:29:00 AM PDT by montanajoe
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To: Sub-Driver

Has Hussein lost control of His fawning media?

Used to be, all he’d need to do is not allow photos....


33 posted on 05/09/2012 6:32:15 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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Barry will need to pass a HotDog Consumption Executive Order


34 posted on 05/09/2012 6:32:51 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Fresh Wind

Poison ivy?


35 posted on 05/09/2012 6:35:04 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Sub-Driver

Isn’t this sweet?

So the meddler-in-chief gets some of his own medicine. His administration is presiding over the ridiculous micro-management of what should be parents’ prerogatives, and now the doctors group is telling him what he can eat.

Poetic justice.

I still think the doctors should STFU.


36 posted on 05/09/2012 6:36:12 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: stonehouse01

“Nicotine is an appetite supressant and the appetite returns to normal after quitting as well.”

Hmm, does that mean Nicorette gum or its generic equivalents are an effective weight loss tool?


37 posted on 05/09/2012 6:37:22 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Sub-Driver; mickie; flaglady47; oswegodeee; seekthetruth; seenenuf; Bizzy Bugz; ExTexasRedhead; ...
These arrogant doctors should confine themselves to finding a cure for cancer and defeating Obama next November.

If Obamacare isn't repealed, they'll all become faceless, drone employees on the State payroll. At which time they'll all be reduced to eating canned Bo.....instead of caviar and the dreaded hamburger they're enjoying now.

"Physician, heal thyself." (Luke 4:23)

Leni

38 posted on 05/09/2012 6:38:18 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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I don’t think PCRM is a legitimate outfit.

Kinda like if we got some FRiends together
and called ourselves ‘Doctors Expecting Apples
To Heal’ and sent out hourly press releases
to radio and TV fax machines extolling the virtues
of eating apples and the dangers of eating anything
else.

This is a paragraph about their leader -
‘But Barnard was trained as a psychiatrist, not a nutritionist.
His nutritional advice boils down to one
basic message: don’t eat meat, or anything that
comes from animals. PCRM has complained to the
Federal Trade Commission about advertisements that
depict milk as part of a healthy diet. It petitioned
the government to slap meat and poultry with a
“biohazard label,” adding in its newsletter that
eggs should carry these dire warnings as well’.

Here’s the link to the rest of the legthy article:
(I never know whether to snip or post entirely)
http://activistcash.com/organization_overview.cfm/o/23-physicians-committee-for-responsible-medicine


39 posted on 05/09/2012 6:41:08 AM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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To: libertarian27
Barry will need to pass a HotDog Consumption Executive Order

He could call it a Weenie Wavier.

40 posted on 05/09/2012 6:43:02 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Fresh Wind
Three leaves, white berries, what is that?/sarc.
41 posted on 05/09/2012 6:46:47 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Fresh Wind
or these:


42 posted on 05/09/2012 6:50:42 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: Fresh Wind
Better yet would be for him to wait until fall and have a fresh “poke salad” with a big side order of the berries.
43 posted on 05/09/2012 6:59:01 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Sub-Driver

Besides, junk food isn’t Halal.


44 posted on 05/09/2012 7:00:14 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I always make the exact same argument about pizza! Excellent crusty bread, tomatoes, a bit of cheese, a tad of oil, and lots of veggies. Sometimes throw on a bit of sausage, too.


45 posted on 05/09/2012 7:07:06 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: TexasFreeper2009

That’s like Bill Cosby’s rationale for giving his kids chocolate cake for breakfast...”What’s in chocolate cake...Eggs.....and Milk! NUTRITION! And the kids were singing praises to me, ‘Dad is great...he let’s us eat chocolate cake’....and everybody was having a great time.....UNTIL....”


46 posted on 05/09/2012 7:10:03 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Actually if Barry were to turn around and tell ‘em to go pound salt, I would develop just the teeniest modicum of respect for him. But he won’t.

There would be the makings of Obama's first "Sister Souljah moment" here, if Obama were to respond by saying that, "the American people are sick and tired of leftist extremist advocacy organizations such as the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and nanny statist government officials trying to micromanage our lives, and so when I am re-elected I will make it my priority to reduce government meddling in everyone's lives, starting with repeal of Obamacare", he would get a lot of plaudits and maybe even some additional votes (but nobody would actually believe him).

47 posted on 05/09/2012 7:10:16 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Eat Your Peas!!!!!!


48 posted on 05/09/2012 7:10:55 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Just don't have a tagline today. This administration makes me quite sad.)
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To: Sub-Driver

They also called on him to stop hitting the bottle so much, if I recall correctly.


49 posted on 05/09/2012 7:18:51 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Sub-Driver
Tell that to his wife........


50 posted on 05/09/2012 7:21:47 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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