Will this tool ever STFU???

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Or is she an accurate representation of the views of present day Republicans?

Palin’s reckless views on obesity

(CNN) – It’s clear that we can’t go 24 hours without Sarah Palin saying something so stupid that it defies logic, but leave it to the Kim Kardashian of politics to find something wrong with first lady Michelle Obama’s effort to curb obesity in America’s kids.

In a radio interview on Wednesday with conservative talker Laura Ingraham, Palin took dead aim at the first lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative, which is all about getting children active and involved in exercise and healthy eating.

In the wacky world of Wasilla’s finest, Palin tries to cast the effort to fight obesity as part of Michelle Obama’s “different worldview.”

Here is a portion of the transcript from HuffingtonPost.com: “Take her anti-obesity thing that she is on. She is on this kick, right. What she is telling us is she cannot trust parents to make decisions for their own children, for their own families in what we should eat.

“And I know I’m going to be again criticized for bringing this up, but instead of a government thinking that they need to take over and make decisions for us according to some politician or politician’s wife priorities, just leave us alone, get off our back and allow us as individuals to exercise our own God-given rights to make our own decisions and then our country gets back on the right track.”

Hmmm. “Let’s Move” is Obama’s “kick?” Maybe someone should kick Sarah Palin so she can understand how devastating obesity is to the future of the United States.

According to the first lady’s “Let’s Move” website:

• Obesity rates among children have tripled in the last three decades, and one in three children are obese.

• One-third of all children born after 2000 will suffer from diabetes.

• Children are less active today than at any other time in American history, spending 7.5 hours a day watching TV, playing video games or simply involved in efforts that don’t require movement.

• Obesity is contributing to the vast increase in hypertension among Americans.

Now, since Palin is always talking about our nation’s military and how we have to honor them and show them love and affection, let’s listen to what a group of generals said a few months ago about obesity and America’s national defense.

A study released in April by Mission: Readiness, a nonprofit group of more than 150 retired generals and admirals, concluded that 27 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds are too fat to join the military.

The culprit? Junk food and too much fat in school lunches.

Said the study: “Today, otherwise excellent recruiting prospects, some of them with generations of sterling military service in their family history, are being turned away because they are just too overweight. Our standards are high because we clearly cannot have people in our command who are not up to the job. Too many lives depend on it.”

In testimony before Congress, the former head of the California Army National Guard, retired U.S. Army Major Gen. Paul Monroe, said that “80 percent of children who were overweight between the ages of 10 to 15 were obese by age 25.”

He and other military leaders want Congress to enact a massive child nutrition bill to remove all junk food and high-calorie beverages from schools, improve nutrition standards in schools, upgrade school menus and, the group said, “help develop new school-based strategies, based on research, that help parents and children adopt healthier lifelong eating and exercise habits.”

Monroe testified: “In 1946, Congress passed the National School Lunch Act as a matter of national security. In the past, retired admirals and generals have stood up to make it clear that America is only as healthy as our nation’s children. Childhood obesity is now undermining our national security and we need to start turning it around today.”

So, Sarah Palin, are you going to also rip into this decorated American and say that he and 150 other military leaders are dead wrong?

I recently sat down with Michelle Obama for a prime time special on TV One cable network dedicated to her “Let’s Move” initiative. It was startling to listen to her talk about the horrible statistics and the shape we’ll be in in the future, figuratively and literally.

“The crisis that we’re facing around childhood obesity hits everything,” Obama said. “It’s about education, what our kids are learning about nutrition in the schools, the quality of the food in the schools. It’s about our neighborhood development. How are neighborhoods designed?

“Are our kids – do they have access to safe places to play? Are we structuring communities in a way that facilitates healthy living? Are there accessible and affordable healthy foods in our communities? And it’s about economic opportunity as well, because if folks can’t afford to put food on the table, then they’re eating what they can.

“So this is one of those issues that requires us to talk about a little bit of everything. And it makes us look at ourselves a little more closely and it makes us look at the broader society. So we’re beginning to understand this is a threat.”

This latest broadside by Palin shows how reckless and ridiculous she is.

Libertarians and far right conservative Republicans are always talking about government intrusion into our lives, but when we look at clean water, air quality and food supply, thank God for governmental standards.

Don’t think for a second I’m not paying attention. I’ve increased my health awareness, am changing my diet and working out more to lose weight, and am pushing family members to do the same. That’s really the whole point of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move.”

Any Republican with common sense should see that Sarah Palin poses an immediate threat to the future of this country. She proves that every time she opens her mouth.

Sarah, for the benefit of the nation, stick a fork in it.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/11/24/martin.michelle.obama.palin/index....

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marcus phoenix Wrote:
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dunno - will you?

nice ‘copy-paste’

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Nope and Thanks.

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Marcus do you think it should be legal for people to smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol?

No quote needed

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> Marcus do you think it should be legal for people
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yes, but that’s not what’s being discussed. there is a difference between encouraging positive behavior and outright banning something.

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ohai's picture

So this guy writes an article to tell Palin to be quiet, and then publicly distributes everything that she says?

“Be aware of this 40 year old men in our country.They suffer from mid life crisis and are always trying to be in the good books of young girls.” -Rahul Roy

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Anyways like I said before, I plan on voting for her during the 2012 primaries.

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Viceroy's picture

Palin’s hawt.

- Fran: You know, in Tibet, if they want something, do you know what they do? They give something away.
- Bernard: They do, do they? That must be why they're such a dominant global power.

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The only people who care what Palin has to say are a few rightwing nuts and a whole bunch of liberals. If liberal members of the media (and Marcus) would stop talking about her, she would fade into obscurity.

As far as Mr. Martin is concerned, he is an Obama apologist. If God himself (or Allah, Jahweh, etc.) came down from the heavens and criticized the Obamas, Mr. Martin would write a negative article about him.

I cannot sanction your buffoonery.

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> The only people who care what Palin has to say are
> a few rightwing nuts and a whole bunch of
> liberals. If liberal members of the media (and
> Marcus) would stop talking about her, she would
> fade into obscurity.
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> As far as Mr. Martin is concerned, he is an Obama
> apologist. If God himself (or Allah, Jahweh,
> etc.) came down from the heavens and criticized
> the Obamas, Mr. Martin would write a negative
> article about him.

I don’t want her to fade into obscurity, I want her to keep making such ludicrous statements so they can keep her in prominence- my title was tongue-in-cheek. I want her to be the Republican presidential candidate in 2012.

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CFABLACKBELT's picture

Ughhh enough already with these! Does practically every article you post have to be some form of left-wing banter?

el duque's picture

Yah I agree she’s an idiot, and would vote in 2012 solely to make sure she doesn’t get elected. On the other hand, she’d probably just go away if people stopped paying attention to her. Just sayin…

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> I don’t want her to fade into obscurity, I want
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> they can keep her in prominence- my title was
> tongue-in-cheek. I want her to be the Republican
> presidential candidate in 2012.

It’s pretty sad that you have so little confidence in the ability of your own party that you think the most effective use of your right to vote, a right that men and women of this country have died to preserve for you, is to promote an inferior candidate from the other party.

I cannot sanction your buffoonery.

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> As far as Mr. Martin is concerned, he is an Obama
> apologist. If God himself (or Allah, Jahweh,
> etc.) came down from the heavens and criticized
> the Obamas, Mr. Martin would write a negative
> article about him.

Since we are including discussions of fictional characters ….what if the Easter bunny criticized the Obamas, would Martin write a negative article then?

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> Palin’s hawt.

I just threw up in my mouth.

There are a lot of hot women out there - I have no idea why she would be considered one of them…

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Ah, el duque, you have a valid point but are missing the big picture. Some people who oppose people like Palin do not really want her to go away. Without people like Palin who spew one-sided political rhetoric without thinking, who would the extreme left deride in order to feel intellectually superior? For someone to believe that they hold enlightened political beliefs, they must first established that there are others with opposing, inferior beliefs.

Imagine if all politicians were moderate and rational, and acted in the public interest. Politics would make much more sense. But this isn’t really what people like Mr. Martin want. This rational world would be worse than the current world - it would be boring!

“Be aware of this 40 year old men in our country.They suffer from mid life crisis and are always trying to be in the good books of young girls.” -Rahul Roy

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> > I don’t want her to fade into obscurity, I want
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> > they can keep her in prominence- my title was
> > tongue-in-cheek. I want her to be the
> Republican
> > presidential candidate in 2012.
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> It’s pretty sad that you have so little confidence
> in the ability of your own party that you think
> the most effective use of your right to vote, a
> right that men and women of this country have died
> to preserve for you, is to promote an inferior
> candidate from the other party.

Thats not it…I actually believe that many Republicans want her to be the President. Since the tea partiers have done a marvelous job of slandering the President and Democrats, I wish to bestow them with the same favor. They have a much more powerful and organized political machine so the only way to counter it is to give them what they want.

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Aren’t you doing the same thing right now? BTW please name some moderate Republicans in the current environment.

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I wanna double decker supreme with Palin and Pelosi in between.

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> Aren’t you doing the same thing right now? BTW
> please name some moderate Republicans in the
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Arnold.

Also, I never said that I sided with Republicans/conservatives/etc. Some Republicans are equally stupid as stupid people in the left wing. The attitude that you must choose one of two sides in the political spectrum is backwards thinking.

“Be aware of this 40 year old men in our country.They suffer from mid life crisis and are always trying to be in the good books of young girls.” -Rahul Roy

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Olympia Snowe

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> Arnold.
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> Also, I never said that I sided with
> Republicans/conservatives/etc. Some Republicans
> are equally stupid as stupid people in the left
> wing. The attitude that you must choose one of two
> sides in the political spectrum is backwards
> thinking.

I would vote for Arnold. The problem is that he and others like him are considered RINOS by the establishment. You pretty much have to be far right WASP to get nominated nowadays - the Goldwater era is gone.

Anyways I would like to see someone like Bloomberg or Bill Gates elected. I am sick of POTUS becoming a competition of who is the most anti-intellectual, anti-science, uneducated and unqualified.

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hh Wrote:
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> characters ….what if the Easter bunny criticized
> the Obamas, would Martin write a negative article
> then?

Why are you bringing up the Easter Bunny if you claim to be talking about fictional characters?

I cannot sanction your buffoonery.

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> Pelosi in between.

So I think I lost my appetite for sex… ever…

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Janet Napolitano can film it

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For a second there I almost thought you said Janet Reno…

Palantir's picture

- marcus phoenix.

I don’t think you will have to worry about Sarah Palin too much. To win presidential nominations you need the support of your party elites and the longer she keeps it up she makes Romney and Thune stronger contenders.

Not all men were meant to dance with dragons.

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> Thats not it…I actually believe that many
> Republicans want her to be the President.

Honestly, I don’t believe that at all. I really doubt Republicans want her as president.

And to everyone else.. marcus wants her to be the candidate, so whichever democrat running against her will win.

read between the lines people….

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What ???

Guys please. This is true badwill.

Palin is a legit milf.

- Fran: You know, in Tibet, if they want something, do you know what they do? They give something away.
- Bernard: They do, do they? That must be why they're such a dominant global power.

hh's picture

I don’t think you understand the term milf - it’s reserved for 19 to early 30 yr olds who`ve had a kid.

She may qualify as a gilf if your standards aren’t high, and you’re batting in the 50-60 yr old range and thinking late 40s looks appealing….

Valores's picture

I thought milf is more like your friend’s mother age, so it’s different for different ages.

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