Michelle Obama Freezes When Asked A Question Every Married Woman Should Be Able To Answer

Addressing a group of parents and children at the White House Wednesday, Michelle Obama discussed a number of issues central to her ideology. She talked about the importance of eating vegetables and assured kids in the audience that the government is “taking care” of their parents.

Though her remarks might have otherwise been considered inconsequential, it was during a question-and-answer period that the first lady’s gaffes began.

“How long have you and Barack been married?” one audience member asked.

Giving herself a buffer of more than 10 years, Obama quickly made it clear that she was not prepared for the query.

“Uh, 20-something years,” she began.

She then turned to her staffers for a lifeline.

“Wait, somebody, you guys know the date,” she said. “When was it? It’s been over a decade. It’s been a while.”

It has indeed been more than a decade since the Obamas wed. The couple is set to celebrate their 23rd anniversary later this year.

While this flub was picked up by several news outlets, Obama managed to work in another potentially offensive remark while answering another question.

One child in attendance asked which baseball team her daughters favor. She reacted by declaring Sasha and Malia do not watch the sport because “they’re girls.”

The first lady’s apparent opinion that only males may follow baseball is one surely at odds with the Democrat Party’s position on gender equality. She followed up her answer, though, by declaring her kids fans of basketball – a sport she seemed to believe girls are capable of enjoying.

Are you ready for the Obamas to move out of the White House? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Watch: You Could Call It ‘The Revenge Of The IronPigs’ In This Crazy Bacon Vs Broccoli Battle

It wasn’t Muslims complaining about the bacon-themed game-time menu offered by the IronPigs, a minor league baseball team in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. And it also wasn’t Michelle Obama insisting that the goodies sold to fans had to be healthier. It was the Washington-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine that put pressure on the team to offer more nutritious fare to the folks at Coca-Cola Park.

As the website MILB notes, the Ironpigs decided to go ahead and add a little green to the pork-product food choices that included such fan faves as maple candied bacon on a stick. But they didn’t altogether abandon their proud bacon-rich tradition.

“…the club will begin to offer deep-fried bacon-cheddar broccoli bites filled with broccoli florets, real bacon and sweet onions in crisp potato breading….”

“We believe in bacon and think that as part of a balanced diet it is a tremendous healthy food option,” exclaimed IronPigs President and General Manager Kurt Landes. “Ultimately though, our organization is not in the business of dictating to people what they should or shouldn’t eat as that decision should be left to each individual and their family.”

Stuart Varney of the Fox Business Network spoke with Kurt Landes to learn more about the team’s preservation of the IronPigs’ tradition while giving fans a chance to score some veggies at the same time.

By the way, the theme for the IronPigs’ 2015 season is “Bacon, USA” that features a bacon-themed uniform as well as a bacon strip on-field cap. And of course, the Twitter hashtag promotional campaign is built around #SmellTheChange.

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Arizona Takes Huge Step To Shut Down Michelle’s School Nutrition Decrees

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The recently elected Arizona public instruction superintendent made addressing the strict mandates limiting food choice in schools – an initiative enthusiastically supported by Michelle Obama – a high priority just months into her term. Republican Diane Douglas recently released a statement indicating that public schools in the state will not be forced to abide by one particularly controversial aspect included in the set of nutritional guidelines.

“I have ordered effective immediately, that the [Arizona Department of Education] Health and Nutrition Services division grant exemptions for all fundraisers for both traditional public schools and charter public schools,” she announced.

While regulations also dictate what public schools are permitted to serve during meal times, restrictions placed on fundraising efforts have similarly been panned by school officials across the country.

As Western Journalism reported last summer, members of the Tennessee Board of Education sounded off on the impact these limitations would have on clubs and organizations within the school that rely on bake sales to fund student activities.

“If somebody wants to object to federal intrusion in what’s going on in schools,” advised Board Chairman Fielding Rolston, “I think this would be an ideal place to target their objections as opposed to some of the other things people are tending to complain about.”

Douglas continued her criticism of the restrictions in her statement, declaring that “Forcing parents and other supporters of schools to only offer federally approved food and snacks at fundraisers is a perfect example of the overreach of government and intrusion into local control.”

Should local school leaders be allowed to implement their own nutritional standards? Sound off in the comments section below.

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HILARIOUS! The Original Pic Is Crazy Enough, But Look How Social Media Just Bombed It

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The inspiration behind the picture the White House posted on Facebook appears to have been the fat-burning, sweat-provoking physical activities the president and first lady were encouraging at the annual Easter Egg roll.

But the blue boxing gloves on a rather puny-looking president provided the kind of inspiration to Twitter users that Obama’s handlers certainly didn’t anticipate, especially when you consider the photos available of a battered Harry Reid.

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And of course, one good media mashup on twitter is good for a flurry of punchy and irreverently responsive tweets:

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REVEALED! Look Who Really Loves Michelle O’s ‘Healthy’ School Lunches…And It’s Not The Kids

First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary Tom Vilsack and Chef Rachel Ray announce new Nutrition Standards for meals served in America's Schools.

Michelle Obama’s attempt to force feed “healthy” lunches and snacks to America’s school kids has not fared so well, as Western Journalism has reported in numerous posts.

In one recent story, we told you how a new study by researchers at the University of Connecticut found that vegetable consumption in schools that adopted the first lady’s food standards has “significantly decreased.”

The university study noted that last year — when compared to 2013 — far fewer students selected Michelle’s recommended veggies from their school menus, with the percentage of carrots/peas/broccoli/salad lovers dropping to 52%.

Now, EAG News reports that the real beneficiaries of some of the rejected menu items from America’s schools are pigs, goats, chickens and even earthworms.

“New Mexico’s Galloping Grace Youth Ranch is accepting fruits and vegetables thrown away by students at several elementary schools in the Rio Rancho area and collects some five tons per week.”

The CEO of the youth ranch says the farm animals happily gobble up the discarded fruits and vegetables to which students have turned up their noses.

The EAG News article goes on to note that a New York school district earlier this year estimated its students throw away 85 percent of the fruits and vegetables they’re offered.

“American schools spend an estimated $3.5 million per day on food that ends up in the garbage can.”

And about those worms that thrive on the tossed-out food: schools around Lincoln, Nebraska have reportedly been participating in a program to provide nourishment to a worm farm.

A spokesperson for the local school system says that, in addition to the benefit for the worms, students get a positive experience in recycling.

“’Composting gives them more hands-on experience. They can see how their waste is going to be turned into a useful product rather than going into a landfill,’ says Brittney Albin, interim recycling coordinator at Lincoln Public Schools.”

In a related development, The White House has just posted a notice that the first lady is teaming up with PBS and government agencies to continue promoting healthy eating for kids.

Regarding the fourth annual “Healthy Lunchtime Challenge,” the news release says the effort is aimed at getting kids to create an original lunch recipe that is “healthy, affordable, and tasty.”

One might ask if any of those recipes could creatively incorporate the unintended beneficiaries of Michelle Obama’s school lunch program — those well-fed Nebraska earthworms.

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