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Old 07-16-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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^^Quality response.^^

She really loves her ding dongs and corn chips.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:28 PM
 
Location: 30080
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Wait, we see the long term benefit of educating people on healthy eating for kids while you want that message to stop but we are the ones who can't see beyond our noses? You sure we don't see the long term benefits or you?
Especially since the US is one of the most unhealthy and overweight countries in the world. Sometimes I think people just argue for the sake of arguing. Who WOULDN'T want that to be improved?
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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Especially since the US is one of the most unhealthy and overweight countries in the world. Sometimes I think people just argue for the sake of arguing. Who WOULDN'T want that to be improved?
Precisely. And this personally hits home for me, not because I was an overweight kid, but because I was a clinically overweight adult only a few short months ago. Once my doctor confirmed it and told me that if I didn't do something about it now that it would give me problems down the road, I was spurred into action and subsequently lost 30 pounds. I know that doesn't seem like a lot, but it's been quite a noticeable difference for me. With all the mass-produced junk out there these days that passes for food, it wasn't exactly the most convenient thing to do and these days, kids have more access to it than ever before. Obesity, and childhood obesity in particular, is an epidemic that has to be arrested; it's costing us as a society in several different ways. Now I don't believe in the implementation of near-draconian measures to achieve this, but an initiative by the First Lady is very appropriate (which not only encourages changes in dietary habits, but also physical fitness habits).
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:36 AM
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Precisely. And this personally hits home for me, not because I was an overweight kid, but because I was a clinically overweight adult only a few short months ago. Once my doctor confirmed it and told me that if I didn't do something about it now that it would give me problems down the road, I was spurred into action and subsequently lost 30 pounds. I know that doesn't seem like a lot, but it's been quite a noticeable difference for me. With all the mass-produced junk out there these days that passes for food, it wasn't exactly the most convenient thing to do and these days, kids have more access to it than ever before. Obesity, and childhood obesity in particular, is an epidemic that has to be arrested; it's costing us as a society in several different ways. Now I don't believe in the implementation of near-draconian measures to achieve this, but an initiative by the First Lady is very appropriate (which not only encourages changes in dietary habits, but also physical fitness habits).
And eating a hot dog once in a while in no way goes against the concept of maintaining a healthy, balanced diet. In fact, many, if not most healthy eating/exercise plans ENCOURAGE you to have a cheat meal once in a while. After all, it's simply not possible to go through life without eating junk food periodically.

Therefore, all this talk about Obama being a hypocrite for eating a Varsity hot dog while encouraging healthy eating (via his wife) is nothing but ignorant blather.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:47 AM
 
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The president is in excellent health. He beat an ex-NBA player is a game of horse. Let's see any of you Obama-haters do that?
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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She really loves her ding dongs and corn chips.
Talk about a bunch of ding-dongs.

Last edited by Iconographer; 07-17-2012 at 01:28 PM..
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:46 PM
 
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First I find it hilarious that people call President Obama a hypocrite for scarfing down a hotdog at the Varsity! If you haven't noticed he is in very good shape and a occasional hotdog or hamburger is not being a hypocrite or going to affect his health. Michele Obama is talking about obesity & diabetes in school kids who eat very unhealthy on a daily basis. Of course the Obama haters now consider giving advice on nutrition is considered "Socialism"! Some of you act like she has turned public schools in healthy food concentration camps!

Secondly I don't even know why President Obama even bothers to visit or campaign in Georgia since he isn't going to win your state anyways.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:51 PM
 
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Secondly I don't even know why President Obama even bothers to visit or campaign Georgia since he isn't going to win your state anyways.
Kasim Reed and him are allies.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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First I find it hilarious that people call President Obama a hypocrite for scarfing down a hotdog at the Varsity! If you haven't noticed he is in very good shape and a occasional hotdog or hamburger is not being a hypocrite or going to affect his health. Michele Obama is talking about obesity & diabetes in school kids who eat very unhealthy on a daily basis. Of course the Obama haters now consider giving advice on nutrition is considered "Socialism"! Some of you act like she has turned public schools in healthy food concentration camps!

Secondly I don't even know why President Obama even bothers to visit or campaign in Georgia since he isn't going to win your state anyways.
To your last statement: True that.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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Kasim Reed and him are allies.
Fair enough ! I was just looking at a poll where Romney is at 52% & Obama is at 40% in Georgia hence my comment.
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