Monday, September 13, 2010


Michelle Obama Urges Restaurants to Reduce Calorie Counts

First lady Michelle Obama is prodding the nation's restaurants to add more healthy options to menus, label those items more prominently and market nutritious foods to kids.

Speaking to the National Restaurant Association on Monday, Mrs. Obama pleaded with restaurants small and large to take a little butter or cream out of their dishes, use low fat milk and provide apple slices or carrots as a default side dish on the kids' menu.

Mrs. Obama said that Americans are spending half their food dollars outside the home and eating a third of meals in restaurants. She asked the restaurants to rethink the food they offer and reformulate their menus to help combat childhood obesity.

It seems that Michelle Soetorobama believes that the greatest danger to the national security of this country is childhood obesity. That's about all we've heard out of her since she and her husband moved into their Red House. I find it ironic that she is chiding restaurants for serving fatty foods and asking them to use less butter and cream in their recipes when she is seen on the nightly news slurping down ice cream cones during every vacation they take. And I don't think she should be complaining that Americans spend half of their food dollars to eat out, not after her half million dollar vacation with dozens of friends to Spain.

Mrs. "Obama" is just as irritating as is Barry, only luckily she has no power. It seems like she purposely says things like this while not practicing what she preaches in order to thumb her nose at the people. It's a constant let-them-eat-cake from the imperial president and his wife. I believe the pair will be much less smug 50 days from now when the election results come in. I don't care what Michelle eats, but if she's going to insist that children not eat high-calorie foods while living on the Häagen-Dazs® diet, she should at least have the decency to consume her ice cream in private, away from the news cameras.

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