Michelle Obama Has Just Told America How To Keep Government (Her) Out Of Their Lives

Image Credit: Cooking Light magazine

There’s an unavoidable irony in a big cover story in the new issue of Cooking Light magazine — a gushy homage to Michelle Obama and her advice on eating and exercise.

Entitled “The First Lady of Food,” the puffy piece offers advice from Mrs. Obama on how Americans can keep big government out of their lives…by following the healthy living habits promoted by someone in government — her — the Big Mother of the American family.


Image Credit: Cooking Light Magazine

Image Credit: Cooking Light Magazine

Western Journalism has often featured posts about schools, students and their parents complaining about Michelle Obama’s school lunch program and its restrictive food guidelines.

Now, in this Cooking Light story — reportedly the first time in the 30-year history of the magazine that a person has been featured on the cover — the first lady offers advice on how to keep the federal government from meddling, as she has, in people’s lives.

The Washington Times reports, “Mrs. Obama said the best way to avoid dealing with ‘the system’ is to take care of one’s own body. Doing so, she said, will eliminate trips to the doctor and the need to deal with Obamacare.”

So, according to Mrs. Obama, if you eat right — following her guidelines — and keep fit — using her “Let’s Move” advice — you can increase the odds of not being caught up in the “system” that she and her husband have helped to impose on America.

“If you don’t like the doctor, if you don’t like government, if you don’t like folks messing with your life, the best thing to do is make sure you’re healthy. Because that’s going to increase your odds for making sure that you don’t have to deal with the system.”

Acknowledging that her healthy eating directives have been the target of angry school kids, the first lady believes the protest will eventually give way to acceptance, as Breitbart observes in this quoted Obama passage from the Cooking Light article:

“Because we’re really thinking about the kids who are kindergartners today. If all they know are whole grains and vegetables, by the time they’re graduating from high school, this will be their norm; they won’t know anything different.”

So, essentially, Michelle Obama seems to be suggesting that if you do what she says, she’ll be more likely to leave you alone.

h/t Washington Times

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Mike Huckabee Blasts The Obamas For Allowing Their Daughters To Listen To Beyoncé


Former Arkansas governor and recently departed Fox News host Mike Huckabee (R) criticized President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for allowing their children – Malia and Sasha – to listen to Beyoncé while being “so careful” about what kinds of food they eat.

“I don’t understand how on one hand they can be such doting parents and so careful about the intake of everything – how much broccoli they eat and where they go to school and making sure they’re kind of sheltered and shielded from so many things,” Huckabee told People in an interview published Tuesday to promote his new book, God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy, “and yet they don’t see anything that might not be suitable for either a preteen or a teen in some of the lyrical content and choreography of Beyoncé, who has sort of a regular key to the [White House].”

The former Arkansas governor slammed Beyoncé in his new book for “obnoxious and toxic mental poison in the form of song lyrics” as well as dance moves “best left for the privacy of her bedroom,” People noted.

Huckabee did admit the Obamas “are excellent and exemplary parents in many ways.”

Huckabee left Fox News earlier this month to explore the possibility of a 2016 presidential run, about which a final decision will be made this spring.

He told People that although he has been critical of pop stars like Beyoncé and Miley Cyrus, he is not advocating for any government-mandated censorship.

“Government shouldn’t try to dictate what art looks like or what it portrays. Last thing we want is government screwing it up, which is what they would do.”

h/t: The Marietta Daily Journal

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5 Ways Michelle Obama’s Food Program Got Totally Shot Down In 2014


A set of federal guidelines went into full effect this year in many public school districts, leading to a nutrition program panned by administrators and students alike. The regulations, backed by Michelle Obama, were criticized for their steep compliance costs, while kids found the resulting meals unappetizing and insufficient.

As a result, an increasing number of districts have made the decision that a significant reduction in federal funding is better than keeping the failing nutrition mandates, opting to drop the program entirely and develop their own standards.

Western Journalism has followed the trend closely and presents a year-end recap of the most aggressive campaigns to stop the first lady’s intrusion into lunchrooms across the nation.

5. School Boards Erupted In Debate Over The Strict Food Standards

In Florida, the Pasco County School Board took on the so-called Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act during an October meeting. Board member Joanne Hurley called the restrictions “federal overreach at its worst,” while Chairwoman Alison Crumbly lamented the fact that they fail to take into account a student’s size or activity level in mandating maximum calorie and fat content.

The district’s food and nutrition services director also weighed in, noting cafeteria workers have been forced to stop offering popular a la carte items, leading to a loss in revenue of about $1,300 per day.

Earlier that month, members of New York’s North Tonawanda Board of Education joined upset parents in a harsh review of the program.

Board President Colleen Osborn shared the common complaint that her schools are filled with “students of all different shapes and sizes,” noting many have an early lunch and are prohibited from eating anything else until the end of the school day. She went on to cite a complaint made by an attendee that night regarding the apparent hypocrisy in Michelle Obama’s support of the program.

“Someone in the audience made a good point,” she said. “Michelle Obama put these things into play, but her children go to private school and they don’t have to follow these standards.”

4. Studies Concluded The Federal Food Program Was Causing Food Waste Of Massive Proportions

A joint investigation by researchers at Cornell and Brigham Young universities took on the contentious issue and found that the food waste associated with compliance with the act amounts to a whopping $4 million every day lunchrooms are open in the U.S. One Kentucky administrator saw the waste as not only a loss for his and other districts, but for those going hungry in America.

“I have to think that across the country it has to be a staggering amount of food going to waste,” said Fort Thomas School District Superintendent Gene Kirchner, “and I think there are people out there who could really use that food.”

3. Some Schools Opt Out Entirely

A number of other school districts, including New York’s Baldwinsville and Fayetteville-Manlius, Marietta, Ga., and the Muskego-Norway School District in Wisconsin, have taken varying steps to stop the federal intrusion – up to and including opting out of the program completely and foregoing the associated funding.

2. Parents Weighed In Against The Program…

In addition to school administrators, parents are on record as being overwhelmingly opposed to what many see as ineffective and unwarranted federal overreach. According to a survey taken shortly after the act went into effect across the nation, just six percent reported that they saw any noticeable improvement in the nutrition program at their kids’ schools.

Three in four respondents, however, said they would be willing to pay more for their children’s school lunches if they could be assured healthy meals students would actually eat.

1. …But Students’ Criticism Went Viral

The harshest criticism of all, it seems, has come from the students forced to abide by the strict guidelines. Primarily by posting images of their lunches on Twitter, using the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama, they have been able to express their displeasure to a wide audience.

Photo Credit: Twitter

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Michelle Malkin Destroys Michelle Obama’s Tale Of Racial Oppression At Target


Conservative political commentator Michelle Malkin called into Steve Crowder’s radio program to comment on Michelle Obama’s “infamous” shopping trip to Target a couple of years ago. The First Lady appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman on March 19, 2012, where she told the story about how another shopper asked Mrs. Obama to reach a box of laundry detergent on the top shelf for her. The woman had no idea that it was Michelle Obama helping her. However, in a recent People magazine interview, Mrs. Obama re-told the story in a racial context. Ms. Malkin made a few remarks on Michelle Obama’s “racist” Target incident:

“This whole episode is ridiculous on its face and offensive when you scratch the surface just a little bit. So, Mrs. Obama had this exclusive interview with People magazine, the context is important here because she was trying to show she was down with the struggle of the post-Ferguson agitators. So, she illuminated all of these specific, horrific examples of the vestiges of racism that still exist and that both she and her privileged husband still suffer from.”

“So she talked about this very famous, infamous now…incident a couple of years ago in 2012 when she supposedly went ‘incognito’ to be among the regular moms at Target and some shopper asked her to go reach the detergent high up on the shelf and all of a sudden this thing has morphed into an example of her being an oppressed martyr and symbol of racial discrimination, although when she first recounted the story on The David Letterman Show shortly after the Target visit… she related the same anecdote as just a nice little example of how she could be among the hoi polloi. What happened here!?… [She has a penchant] for spinning these tales of racial oppression for political gain, and she’s been doing it since she was at Princeton University.”

Check out Steve Crowder’s YouTube channel and his website.


h/t Louder With Crowder

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Michelle Obama Just Joined The Race-Baiting Frenzy, And It Couldn’t Be More Absurd

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In an interview published Wednesday, both President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama recalled how they were once victims of racism before moving into the White House.

“I think people forget that we’ve lived in the White House for six years,” the First Lady told People Magazine alongside her husband. “Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs.”

The First Lady even recounted her highly publicized trip to Target in 2011 where she was somewhat disguised; she said a woman asked her to take something off the shelf for her.

“I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn’t anything new.”

President Obama empathized with other black men who have struggled with race in the past. He tells People: “There’s no black male my age, who’s a professional, who hasn’t come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn’t hand them their car keys.”

The First Lady illustrated a specific story: “He was wearing a tuxedo at a black-tie dinner, and somebody asked him to get coffee.”

However, the President acknowledged things are much better in this generation than in past generations. “The small irritations or indignities that we experience are nothing compared to what a previous generation experienced,” he said.

“It’s one thing for me to be mistaken for a waiter at a a gala. It’s another thing for my son to be mistaken for a robber and to be handcuffed, or worse, if he happens to be walking down the street and is dressed the way teenagers dress.”

H/T The Gateway Pundit

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