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During an interview with People Magazine, Obama listed “Hanoi Jane” as one of the people she would like to look and live like when she’s “70 or 80″ years old.

Subway Lets Michelle Obama Decide Its Menu

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If there is one thing most leftists can agree on, it is that choice is a bad thing. It is much better, they contend, to let the federal government determine which car you should drive, what type of healthcare you may receive, and what foods are appropriate.

Michelle Obama has been deeply involved in that last category since her “Let’s Move” campaign began four years ago. She has successfully coerced numerous school districts to implement federal nutritional guidelines so restrictive that whatever meals result have little chance of actually being eaten by a student.

She has now teamed up with one of the largest chains in the world to bring that government interference into the private sector. A recently announced partnership between the first lady and Subway restaurants indicates the latter has promised $41 million to spread the nutrition gospel according to Michelle Obama.

The chain’s chief marketing officer portrayed the move as “a natural extension of what we do.”

It appears, however, to be merely a reflection of the disastrous policies Obama has already foisted upon the public school system. Kids’ meals will now follow the same basic guidelines that made school lunches even more undesirable than they were in generations past. These meals will forego chips and a soda for an apple and water, all while echoing the highly partisan rhetoric of the Obama administration.

While leftist nannies are celebrating the capitulation of a major restaurant chain, many who would prefer not to think about Michelle Obama as they unwrap their meatball sub are threatening to find another sandwich shop.




Of course, this isn’t the first time Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign has been able to hijack popular brands and characters for the cause. One of her speeches last year implored those in the private sector to submit to her will, which could have been a factor in Subway’s recent decision.

The White House chef who heads the campaign extolled the virtues of a restaurant bowing to the demands of the first lady.

Sam Kass said the chain is “raising the bar for what a responsible, quick-service restaurant can do to help support the health of the nation.”

In reality, Subway has always offered healthy choices – along with not-so-healthy ones. The mere presence of those options, however, is insufficient to government interventionists who despise the concept of free will.

–B. Christopher Agee

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Egomaniacal Michelle Obama: I Can’t “Sit On My Talents”

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After weeks away on a taxpayer-funded vacation to Hawaii, Michelle Obama has returned to D.C. for even more self-involved celebration leading up to her birthday. In a recent interview with People magazine, the first lady revealed an astronomically high opinion of herself that generally jibes with the persona she has embodied since achieving national prominence.

For those who might have missed it, Obama announced, “I’m first lady of the United States of America,” calling the position “pretty high up.”

Nonetheless, she seems to indicate even that position is an insignificant forum for her larger-than-life persona.

Indicating that she has “always felt like my life is ever-evolving,” Obama discussed her plans for a future outside of the White House. Interestingly, millions of frustrated Americans are looking anticipatorily toward that same eventuality.

After alluding to the fact that she would not rule out plastic surgery as she ages, Obama mentioned a few older women she considers to be role models. In one statement that illustrates her own radicalism, she touted the virtues of actress Jane Fonda.

Decades after the woman appeared in Vietnam to support America’s enemy, an act many Americans consider traitorous, Obama called Fonda “a beautiful, engaged, politically savvy, sharp woman.”

She then pivoted back to her own perceived brilliance, explaining, “I don’t have the right to just sit on my talents or blessings. I’ve got to keep figuring out ways to have an impact….”

Millions of schoolchildren being forced to take government-approved lunches they have no intention of actually eating might conclude her activism has already made an impact. Still, she said she looks forward to the coming years – after her daughters are in college – during which she said “the sky is the limit!”

An interview with Michelle Obama would not be complete without her admonition of those who dare to eat politically incorrect foods or skip a day at the gym.

“And as everyone knows, I do exercise,” she proclaimed, encouraging other women to follow her lead.

For the millions suffering under the disastrous economic policies of her husband, however, expensive health food and private trainers are luxuries that take a backseat to providing the essentials for their families.

–B. Christopher Agee

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Neighbors Inconvenienced By Michelle’s Extended Vacation

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Apparently unsatisfied with wasting as much as $100,000 in taxpayer money to extend her Hawaiian trip without her family, Michelle Obama is reportedly uprooting the local community in the process.

After Barack and the kids left earlier this month, the White House explained Michelle stayed behind as a birthday present from her husband, albeit funded by his subjects. She has taken temporary residency at media mogul Oprah Winfrey’s sprawling vacation home in Maui, according to reports.

Neighbors and local shop owners say the surrounding neighborhood has been effectively closed to traffic.

The Obamas have routinely cordoned off entire streets in anticipation of a personal celebration; however, the current roadblocks are reportedly causing widespread and persistent inconveniences.

One business owner explained potential patrons were unable to reach the location due to a number of police checkpoints set up in the vicinity. Other shops have complained employees are arriving late – or not at all – because of the shutdown.

Furthermore, even those simply trying to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Hawaiian landscape are being thwarted by the intrusive security measures. In areas near Winfrey’s mansion, a number of recreational sites have reportedly been closed.

Perhaps it is not surprising that a woman who believes her perpetually vacationing lifestyle should be bankrolled by working citizens also feels her mere presence warrants the gridlock of an entire tourist destination. For those who call the island home, not to mention those who spent their hard-earned money to visit, her departure won’t come soon enough.

Sources indicate Winfrey has already had her share of run-ins with her neighbors, who have cited the disruption associated with previous stays. Inviting one of the only women whose arrival would cause even more nuisance than her own will likely only make Winfrey more unpopular among locals.

Incidents such as this illustrate the Obamas’ disdain for the American people they are ostensibly working to help. Shutting down a neighborhood for days on end is nothing compared to yet another “free” vacation.

–B. Christopher Agee

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Taxpayers Give Ridiculously Large $100K Birthday Gift To Michelle Obama

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Turning 50 is a major milestone in most peoples’ lives. For someone with the entitlement mentality of Michelle Obama, it can be an opportunity to waste even more taxpayer money than usual.

While she has already enjoyed yet another lengthy Hawaiian getaway with her husband and daughters, Obama was apparently not ready to return to the drudgeries of being the first lady. Instead, her family returned home without her, allowing her to continue enjoying the island alone.

Reports indicate that, as with other such trips, the taxpayers will ultimately pick up the tab for this outrageous vacation extension. The total cost – including security and travel expenses – is expected to approach $100,000.

This is hardly the first time Michelle Obama has arrived earlier or left later than Barack during a vacation. She routinely acts as though her position gives her free reign over the nation’s revenue and, considering she has repeatedly done so without consequence, seems justified in her approach.

Her return date has not been announced and, according to a White House statement, Barack Obama allowed her to stay behind as his birthday present to her. Millions of Americans would undoubtedly cherish the ability to spend six figures of someone else’s income to purchase a loved one’s gift. Unfortunately, this is a perk reserved for our imperial president.

Even with this extravagantly expensive solo outing in Hawaii, Michelle Obama’s celebration will still continue after she returns to D.C.

Reports this week indicate her White House birthday party will feature plenty of dancing. Guests, however, should not expect to partake in any of the gourmet delicacies regularly enjoyed by the first family.

Invitations to the shindig urge attendees to “eat before you come,” a directive many etiquette experts deem crass. Such admonitions obviously mean little to the Obamas.

Fresh from a protracted, taxpayer-funded trip to Hawaii, the birthday girl does not even plan to provide a meal to her friends and political allies as part of her continuing celebration. The selfish appearance of this extended celebration is an effective allegory for the entire Obama administration.


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