This will come as fantastic news to schoolchildren across America.
First Lady Michelle Obama appears to have abandoned, at least for now, her oft-criticized “Let’s Move” initiative to promote exercise and healthy eating among the nation’s youth, halting public appearances and statements related to the program.
Mrs. Obama does not appear to have done anything much to personally publicize the initiative in more than four months – since she released a video in early September welcoming children back to school and telling them about the “healthy, delicious new choices” on school lunch menus. In August she had a “Kids’ State Dinner” at the White House to showcase healthy eating.
Michelle’s exit from the Let’s Move campaign coincided with growing reports and a widely circulated satirical video alleging that the new food guidelines were leaving children hungry. The bad publicity clashed with President Obama’s efforts to stir support among young voters for his candidacy. Many of Obama’s campaign events were held at high schools – presumably among students who might have been attending rallies on relatively empty stomachs.
As WHD points out, the decision may have had more to do with a lack of political contributions from the food industry, than a sudden revelation that people should have personal choices and responsibility in this country.
Meanwhile, as our students make the crucial decision between carrots and a slice of ham, or salad dribbled in feta, the Obama’s continue to shovel ultra-high calorie items into their mouths at lunch time.
A recent report on the White House inaugural luncheon had one full serving ringing in at over 3,000 calories.
Do as they say, not as they do… Perhaps no more?
Barack Obama? Controversial, racist preacher?
Via the Georgia Tipsheet:
The man who delivered the benediction at President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration said that he believes, as he once did in his “militant” youth, that all whites are hell-bound.
The Rev. Joseph Lowery, a patriarch of the civil rights movement and close ally of the president, said at a weekend rally in central Georgia that the “level and hatred and bitterness” borne of this election had made him a believer that whites were going to hell.
Lowery said, according to the Monroe County Reporter, it was the same belief he held at the height of the civil rights movement. Eventually he mellowed, believing that not all whites, rather only “most,” would get their brimstone comeuppance.
“Now,” the local newsweekly reported, “he is back to where he was.”
So the man went from delivering the benediction for the post-racial President, to four years later rekindling a previously held belief that all whites were Hell-bound?
In other words, the most racially polarizing Presidency in modern history turned a mellowed out racist back into being a hardcore racist.
Read the rest of the report to see some more controversial comments from the reverend.