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Threadkiller

Takes me back to the popular vote on "Let's Move":

The votes are counted, and they are looking good!

Turns out my daughters' elementary school was running a mock election today.

Out of 370 kids 285 went to Romney and 85 to Obama.

I asked my girls if the teachers or other students had influenced their votes and they said no. I then asked how they made their decisions.

My 8 year old explained: "I voted against the First Lady because she outlawed croutons in our school lunches last year."

The 10 year old added:" Yeah, and she always interrupts our shows on tv."

Single issue zealots, just like their daddy. I am so proud!

Posted by: Threadkiller | November 06, 2012 at 07:15 PM

http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2012/11/the-big-night-is-upon-us/comments/page/2/

Dave (in MA)

Sorry, but when she signed the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act into law, the law said "no taters".

jimmyk

Hmm, was this "Let's Move" the bill that CNN bimbo Carol Costello reported as signed into law by Michelle Obama?

Marlene

First? Ha,TM,big potato! Collins is an advocate for Maine potatoes,she grew up in northern Maine. My husband grew up picking potatoes at his uncle's farm. In fact,high schools in northern Maine still dismiss high school kids during the harvest.

One of my aunties is a school lunch lady in NH. She said the kids won't touch fruit, apples,oranges,etc.One day she cut fruit into quarters and the kids thought that was the best thing since,well,sliced fruit!

rse

When I am playing high school chauffeur the subject of the food in the cafeteria no one will now eat and the departure of the salt that helped make it edible comes up a lot. My response is that it is michelle's actions and initiative. Usually the diva or her friends will say "so you don;t like her?"

Well, I don't for real reasons, but the point is that this really is her initiative. This generation is being primed to think factual statements must be a personal attack or a racist attack. Fascinating and scary.

On a totally unrelated note, I just followed a publication that ran a troubling quote all the way back to the Board. Chairman was a White House Fellow in the office of the VP in 84-85. That would be Bush Senior. In 2009 he headed up part of bo's transition team. I don't think his politics changed really. Hard not to remember that as jeb itches to run and just loves that bipartisan label.

Marlene

You guys are fast! The daughter was amazed at the potatoes in Idaho being grown in the desert,thanks to irrigation. She drove thru Idaho two summers ago and she saw the contrast between irrigation and Mother Nature. The Maine crop is often inconsistent,depending on the growing season. This year,cold and wet.

The moral of the story is

Lest we forget her blocking an ethical vaccine trial in Chicago.

anonamom

Diane Rehm Show, right now, on JEF's speech yesterday--left, right, center--Katrina Van Whatever Her Name is--total fail.

He's lost everybody.

Practically the whole point of the kidney is to rescue Na+ from the filtrate; the eons old mechanism backfires with failure of the heart.

Michelle would be out of whack with sodium. It's role is being somewhat de-emphasized; the young have little problem with it. It's the sick kidneys and hearts which have a problem.

rse

Oh kim of the long insightful appellations, welcome back.

Land critters live in a salt poor environment; their intracellular metabolism evolved in a salt rich one.

Wastes? What wastes, anonamom? Oh yeah, that came later.

Jack is Back!

Ha. The kids in Belgium ride their bikes home for lunch: hot veggie soup, croquettes, a little salad, maybe some wurst and cauliflower. No bland hot dogs, chicken nuggets and PB&J for these healthy kids.

I wonder if riding the bike back and forth twice to school has anything to do with it or the diet?

Possible, when you consider the sledding hill as an after school diversion.

Nothing beats walking a mile back and forth to school in a foot of snow, uphill both ways.

Thomas Collins

The only school lunch items I would buy at high school were the ice cream sandwich and the milk. So my lunch was typically milk, ice cream sandwich and a peanut butter sandwich I brought from home. I have always liked salad and veggies, but I was suspicious of all prepared food in the high school kitchen.

Ain't we got fun?

Hiya, Big Bird, tha.

Marlene

We always gave our nieces and nephews Mr.Potato Head as a birthday/Christmas gift. They would know that gift came from their aunt and uncle in northern Maine. We gave a few Mrs.Potato Heads also. OK,enough with the potatoes. :)

GMax

Katrina Van The Commie probably wanted him to spit on the newly minted officers though...

Extraneus

The size of government will never be rolled back. We are DOOMED.

Jack is Back!

BTW, just to demonstrate the genius of Segei Brin: All my side bar ads are in Flemish:)

hit and run

"Who’s got time to go to the fruit stand?"
--stuff Michelle said

GMax

Next up, adding Hookers and Blow to the numbers? What could it hurt:

The French government faces a 14bn-euro black hole in its public finances after overestimating tax income for the last financial year.

French President Francois Hollande has raised income tax, VAT and corporation tax since he was elected two years ago.

The Court of Auditors said receipts from all three taxes amounted to an extra 16bn euros in 2013.

That was a little more than half the government’s forecast of 30bn euros of extra tax income.

The Court of Auditors, which oversees the government’s accounts, said the Elysee Palace’s forecasts of tax revenue in 2013 were so wildly inaccurate that they cast doubt on its forecasts for this year.

It added the forecasts were overly optimistic and based on inaccurate projections.

Dublindave 2016

America is the fattest most disgusting country in the world and it's also the laughing stock of the world.When fat disgusting American kids go on school trips to Europe people stare at them like they're a freak show....I don't know how this hasn't been reported on here.

European kids throw things at them and shout "Hey,Elephants,don't eat all our food". In restaurants in Europe a fat American kid will order three pizzas,two hamburgers,4 portions of fries and 2 gallons of soda and the waitress's,who are always slim and beautiful just stare at them and think "Disgusting fast Americans"


You guys are an embarrassment when you leave the country...with your big ugly nasty 400lbs bellys being dragged around........and someone wants to help you............god forbid the first lady should try and help ugly fat pigs learn a little self control.

maryrose

EXT:
Not doomed yet. There is still hope as more and more people see Obama as the incompetent boob that he is. Krauthammer said it best yesterday.Obama is living in an alternative universe of his own making."Captain Queeg comes to mind. Kraut said "If you have to proclaim that you are not weak ,then you are weak." Romney echoed his sentiments on Meghan's show.

GMax

Heck of a job Juggy!

NEGATIVE<.b> one percent growth

We are contracting. Incompetence parading around on display.

GMax

Fixed?

GMax

If you like your GDP growth you can keep it! Period.

maryrose

Gmax;
On CNBC this morning Becky Quick asked Steve Liesman how we will ever get to at least 3% GDP if we are at -1.o for the first quarter?

Extraneus
"I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being."

-- Barry Obama, 5/28/14

"America is the fattest most disgusting country in the world and it's also the laughing stock of the world."

-- Big Obama fan DublinDave, 5/29/14

henry

My impression was that the food cards (w/o photo ID) were traded for drugs on the street, used for liquor and cigarettes, or at out of state casinos. How can a potato compete with that?

Extraneus

Doesn't matter, maryrose. Obama had nothing to do with creating the WIC program, or expanding it to include potatoes, or greasing politicians to do so.

rse

Early bird is more flattering than Big Bird. Plus yellow is not my color.

Threadkiller
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More than half a million dollars that donors intended to support suspended state Sen. Leland Yee’s (D) now defunct campaign for California Secretary of State may now be available for the scandal-ensnared politician to fund his legal defense.

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:-(

Comanche Voter

I can see that the Mooch has passed some of her moron cells to Dublin Dave. Has DD aka "Double Doofus" actually been to Europe? I doubt it.

But I digress. When the Mooch uses the imperial "We" I am reminded why this mindless bitter bimbo doesn't belong in the White House. Has nothing to do with her color--but a lot to do with her personality.

Threadkiller

I thought my 11:09 post was more recent. It was a intro to this:

May 28, 2014 - Sacramento – Senate Republicans today introduced “The Legislative Reform and Transparency Act of 2014” to address ethics abuses by those serving in public office. The reforms respond to acts alleged to have been committed that led to the suspensions of three California State Senators: close campaign finance loopholes, prevent using campaign funds for criminal defense, toughen campaign reporting requirements, and increase penalties for lawmakers who accept bribes.

http://valleyonlinenews.com/index.php/news/local-one/1316-california-state-senate-republicans-introduce-real-ethics-and-campaign-finance-reform-legislation

narciso

She was prescient, her critics were very stupid;

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/palin-disses-first-ladys-anti-obesity-campaign/

as you can see with idiots who don't know how a republic is supposed to work

NK(withnewsoftware)

DD's flight of fancy to fat kids is more good news. The marching orders to loser trolls like DD from Prog-Central is to dump on everything an everyone, b/c the Progs can't talk about anything, ObummerCare, jobs, the economy, gas prices... anything... that the voters care about. So it's all about the gayz, and 'equal pay', and and climate change, and 'everything sucks... INCLUDING OBUMMER... so don't blame the Dems. That's all you'll hear from Progs from now until November. I do expect in November USA voters to ream out the Progs like they did in France and UK this past Sunday... plus there will be a recession on in November (-1.0% 1Q GDP-- absolute disaster.) Book it-- that will be another nail in the Dems November coffin. http://www.foxbusiness.com/economy-policy/2014/05/29/chilly-1q-us-economy-contracts-for-first-time-since-11/

Carol Herman

Michelle is photographed every single day. So, too, is Kate Middleton. And, yet, in all the shots that are planned, it's the odd one, when something happens (like the princess' skirt flying up in the air ... and she's not wearing underwear ... that captures interest.

Michelle is so uninteresting! And, like her husband, everything she tries, doesn't work out well. This is a feature. Not a bug.

Threadkiller
The troubling aspect of the directive outlines presidential authority for the use of military arms and forces, including unarmed drones, in operations against domestic unrest.

 “This appears to be the latest step in the administration’s decision to use force within the United States against its citizens,” said a defense official opposed to the directive.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/28/inside-the-ring-directive-outlines-obamas-policy-t/?page=all#pagebreak

nextcube

JiB:

The kids in Belgium ride their bikes home for lunch

Today, parents have been so thoroughly scared by the nationalizing of bad news (a child molester on every corner!) that they would never DREAM of letting their kids ride a bike to school, let alone allowing their precious flowers to escape from the asylum to come home to eat!

GMax

Its just a flesh wound! And the weather was in our eyes, and the dog he didn't eat ate our homework, blah blah blah

GMax

Steve Fleasman is perhaps one of the absolute dimmest bulbs that CNBC lets on their market show. I have noticed that his role has been significantly reduced, at one time he seemed to be the back up host of choice but now its occasionally to say something inane about the GDP or the money supply, otherwise he is a non entity. Probably just running out his contract.

Captain Hate

Diane Rehm Show, right now, on JEF's speech yesterday--left, right, center--Katrina Van Whatever Her Name is--total fail.

He's lost everybody.

I think yesterday marked the unofficial end of the JEF's presidency. Nobody is defending that dumbass on Farcebook; his former shills are embarrassed by him even if they'd never come right out and say it. He's been revealed as an idiot and nobody wants to be associated with him.

The Repubs should concentrate on just stopping everything he tries to do because there will be no risk in doing so and only token opposition from the deepest blue hells.

rich@gmu

if my research is right Big Potato is a 4 billion dollar industry with the big 9 as follows:

Idaho
Washington
Wisconsin
North Dakota
Colorado
Oregon
Minnesota
Michigan
Maine

Eric in Boise

Idaho has to be first in something. Our standard issue license plates here even mention "Famous Potatoes".

"He's lost everybody." - Heh, I remember when the lefties groused about Reagan being the "teflon president". Let's hope the JEF turns into (or continues to turn into) Preezy McVelcro in the runup to November.

Jane

Was this posted?

Valerie Plame doesn't deny that blowing the cover of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan is a serious matter. It's just that, discussing the issue at a Wednesday evening forum sponsored by The Atlantic, Plame seemed to view the outing of the CIA's top spy on the front lines in the Afghan war as more of an embarrassment than an outrage.

Simply unbelievable

NK(withnewsoftware)

$4 gas, $6 burger meat, no jobs, a recession coming, VA incompetence, Bengazi/IRS lies, ObummerCare insurance rate shocks/cancellations coming for employees-- the Dems in competitive races must LOVE what obummer has done to them.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Who's Valerie Plame?

cathyf
...prevent using campaign funds for criminal defense...
As The Huntress discovered, preventing politicians from defending themselves means that any nutcase can eliminate politicians at will.
cathyf

The number one failure of the FLOTUS as nutrition guru is the inability to notice that a 50-lb kindergartner and a 275-lb varsity football player have different caloric needs.

Bori

"The number one failure of the FLOTUS as nutrition guru is the inability to notice that a 50-lb kindergartner and a 275-lb varsity football player have different caloric needs."

But, that's not fair. Everyone should get the same amount of malnutrition.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

An excellent 6 minute video that shows highlights of the many undercover investigations into Planned Parenthood's "clinics" -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EheaLupeUOk&feature=share

I don't think most abortion supporters realize what is going on in that industry...how could they?...our "news" media doesn't report any of this. All abortion supporters should read pro-life sites at least sometimes to find out what it is that they are supporting. I think many of them would be appalled.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

Kill the baby, but don't eat a potato.

hit and run

You can only have 300 calories for lunch, but here have all the condoms you want.

Miss Marple

I am doing my part to make sure grandkids (and their friends) understand that the horrible lunches they are now served are directly attributable to the democrat party.

Grandson and his friends will vote in the 2016 election.

lyle

10 yr TSY at 2.42%--the lowest this year and the lowest yoy. WSJ lede para:

The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter of 2014—a frigid period expected to show weak growth—but still the latest stumble for a recovery that has struggled to find its footing since the recession ended almost five years ago.

Climate change is killing our GDP!!!

NK(withnewsoftware)

Lyle-- in August, when the initial 2Q GDP numbers come out, THE DROUGHT will be blamed for the 'unexpectedly' weak 2Q#s. More Climate Change problems for the economy as far as the Legacy Media are concerned. We won't hear anything about the 2014 Recession in the Legacy Media until December, when the Legacy Media start their terrible Christmas stories and demand to know what the Repub Congress will DO about it in january!!

rich@gmu

Eric-

You live in a beautiful state too. Drove through it a few times.

lyle

Nailed it, NK.

lyle

Corrine Brown, imbecile. Also, Representative of the State of Florida in the US House:

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/sports/Florida-Congresswoman-Assaults-Grammar-in-Gators-Speech.html

Dublindave 2016

Economists are predicting stronger GDP numbers for the upcoming quarters.

narciso

that whole Carlos Slim column, is an embarassment,
more appropriate to Louis XV1 or Catherine the Great, and even they were not that arrogant.

Yesterday's speech was a blanc mange effort,only the hardiest of Dolci and Gabbani's tailors, like
Cassidy at the New Yorker, and that second string
Voxer, Max Fisher, even tried, Ignatius insists it's just a flesh wound

lyle

Sure, Davey. Sure they are. Because economists are never wrong. Sure, economists have predicted stronger GDP for, oh, I don't know, five effing years and they were wildly, unerringly wrong--unexpectedly!

Miss Marple

Question because I get confused by economic numbers:

How do they figure the GDP, and what role does inflation play?

Thanks!

lyle

MM, the Fed uses a "price deflator" method to allow for inflation in GDP numbers.

Rick B or Kim could probably elaborate.

NK(withnewsoftware)

I would describe it as 'accounting for' inflation, so the GDP numbers are 'real' (heh) excluding the effect of inflation.

glasater

I remember eating potatoes when I was a kid that were NOT irrigated and they were stunningly wonderful tasting. Nutty flavor.

Realize that's not possible now but still…

Buford Gooch

Whoever posted as Dublin Dave early in the thread did a marvelous job of making the post over the top. I'm pretty sure not even the original DD was this stupid.

Trevor Saccucci

The size of government will never be rolled back. We are DOOMED.

Posted by: Extraneus | May 29, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Just watch what happens as the OPM runs out - not when, as it looks like the game's afoot now with the 1Q GDP contraction this year. WeeDavey's optisarcasmatism can help him no more than the defiance of the damned in Dante's Hell can improve their condition; damned they are and damned they shall remain, for eternity. This winter's cold is the meteorological equivalent of George W. Bush, himself a real-life Emmanuel Goldstein to the modern left.

Fine.

Either a majority of the American electorate believe that the effects of a cold winter in North America somehow managed to selectively contract US GDP while simultaneously growing Canadian GDP, or it won't. If it will, a good argument could be made that there's no America - at least as we used to know it - left to be saved, and we'll just have to let the natural effects of demand for OPM outstripping supply run their natural course. If it won't, we stand a chance of turning things around without an obligatory catastrophic economic failure.

I'm not at all certain which of these two outcomes is more likely.

glasater

Trevor-if you get back here...

Here's a fellow whose writings I read from time to time just to try to get an idea of what some of the CME guys are thinking on. I know Rick Santelli follows him.

http://yragharris.com/2014/05/21/secret/#more-2439

el polacko

who voted for obama's wife to become america's food czar ???

Trevor Saccucci

Trevor-if you get back here...

I just did! Thanks, glasater.

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