Fox News host Keith Ablow defended his attack on First Lady Michelle Obama’s weight, telling Politico that it was “hypocrisy” for her to act as a “role model” on diet when she “has not been consistently a picture of fitness.”
Ablow came under fire for his comments on the August 12 edition of Fox’s Outnumbered, where he argued that Michelle Obama is not a credible voice on school nutrition because “she needs to drop a few” pounds. Even one of Ablow’s colleagues at Fox, Janice Dean, criticized his remarks, tweeting “please keep your comments about women ‘dropping a few’ to yourself.”
Nevertheless the next day Ablow told Politico that he was “not taking food advice from an American who dislikes America” and ”has not been consistently a picture of fitness”:
"I do dislike hypocrisy and I really do believe that people speaking about diet should be role models themselves, and I’m not sure if the First Lady is that role model," Ablow said in an interview.
"I’m not taking food advice from an American who dislikes America, who in many photographs during her tenure as First Lady is obviously not fit, and who has a record of saying things that show that she’s two-faced," Ablow said Wednesday. “This should be obvious, I don’t know why it isn’t.”
Ablow is standing by his commentsand saying that people “should be less sensitive about talking about [weight].”
One reason for his criticism, he says, relates to consistency.
"It happens to be the case that the First Lady during her tenure has not been consistently a picture of fitness," he said. "That’s all, it is just a fact."
A Fox host says that Michelle Obama is too fat to be credible on nutrition: "How well could she be eating? She needs to drop a few."
And people wonder why women obsess over their weight, rather than focusing on actual nutrition. The sad reality:
- Girls as young as six are unhappy with their weight.
- Surveys show that just 12% of women over 50 are ‘satisfied’ with their size.
- “40% of girls in grade ten and 37% of girls in grade nine thought of themselves as being too fat.”
- According to the National Eating Disorder Association, “20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life.”
U.S. women already put too much pressure on themselves over size. We don’t need irresponsible media outlets like Fox to worsen that mindset.
From the 08.12.2014 edition of FNC’s Outnumbered:
Alex Jones sinks to a new low, calling Michelle Obama ‘the First Tranny’ [TW: Transphobia, Hate Speech, Extremist Conspiracy Theories, Obama Derangement Syndrome]
Right-wing radio host Alex Jones posted a report online today in which he urged listeners to seriously consider the truth behind Joan Rivers’ statement that Barack Obama is the first gay president because his wife, Michelle, is a “tranny.”
“Well, Joan Rivers talked about it the other day, and now it’s an international news story,” he said. “The question is, ‘Who is Michelle Obama? Is she really a woman? Is she a man?’”
“Now, I’m not drawing any conclusions here,” Jones continued, “but I know this — it’s fair to question anything and everything this administration says. I can’t think of an administration in history that’s been caught with such a perfect record of everything they say and do being a lie or a fraud.”
“These people are the authors of such tyranny that they shouldn’t whine and complain when the public doesn’t believe anything they’re saying — especially when every time I look at ‘Michelle’ or ‘Michael’ Obama, the First Lady, or First Tranny, something doesn’t look right.”
“She doesn’t look like any black woman I’ve ever known,” Jones said. “She’s got shoulders that are wider than a man’s, which physiologically doesn’t happen. You can put three heads on a man’s shoulders, and two heads on a woman’s shoulders — that’s a known anatomy.”
Jones claimed that the only women he’s ever seen with such wide shoulders suffer from a “chromosomal disorder” caused “by all this toxic waste and GMO that’s been introduced.” He then showed an image of the Wikipedia page for “Klinefelter syndrome, where you are basically part female, part male,” before cutting to an image of a printed-out copy of the same Wikipedia page.
People who have this disorder, Jones said, “look just like ‘Michelle’ Obama.”
“For me,” he continued, “this really isn’t just a laughing matter. It’s not just the sexuality, but the very genetics of the human species across the board is being manipulated.”
“There’s also been a small percentage, a small statistic, of men who identify as females and females who identify as males,” Jones added. “And I don’t judge that, I’m just sick of the societal obsession with it. It’s clearly being pushed, and what I’m tired of is the force-feeding of all of this culturally, to reduce population and break up the family.”
After a brief denunciation of political correctness, Jones returned to the topic of state-run sexuality, claiming that Aldous Huxley intended Brave New World to be an instructional manual that his brother, who Jones alleged worked for the United Nations, would use “to end the sexes as we know it, and create biological androids to serve the state.”
“So we can make jokes about ‘Michelle’ Obama having some type of mutation or chromosomal disorder,” he said, “but bottom line, this is effecting all of us, and all of our children.”
Theories like the one Jones expressed on Wednesday have led some to wonder whether he might be a so-called “false flag.”
From the 07.09.2014 edition of Genesis Communications Network’s The Alex Jones Show:
JOAN REMINDS US AGAIN WHY SHE SHOULD NEVER SPEAK AGAIN: Joan Rivers uses transphobic slur to describe First Lady Michelle Obama [TW: Transphobia, Transmisogyny]
Comedian Joan Rivers caught a reporter by surprise on Tuesday with a very matter-of-fact statement that First Lady Michelle Obama “is a tranny,” which, she says, makes Barack Obama the first gay president. Rivers, who officiated a same-sex couple’s impromptu wedding at book signing event earlier this week, was asked by a reporter what she thought…
Comedian Joan Rivers caught a reporter by surprise on Tuesday with a very matter-of-fact statement that First Lady Michelle Obama “is a tranny,” which, she says, makes Barack Obama the first gay president.
Rivers, 81, who officiated a same-sex couple’s impromptu wedding at book signing event earlier this week, was asked by a reporter what she thought the likelihood of the U.S. having either a woman or a gay president in the near future.
“We already have that with Obama. You know Michelle is a tranny,” she said.
The unidentified reporter, seemingly unsure of what he just heard, followed-up: “I’m sorry. She’s a what?”
“A transgender,” Rivers replied. “We all know.”
E! needs to fire Joan Rivers ASAP!
WorldNetDaily Pundit Wants 'White Christian Conservative' President Because Of Michelle Obama's Vacations, Benghazi
WorldNetDaily columnist Mychal Massie is no fan of First Lady Michelle Obama, and is citing her lack of “social grace and decorum” and “lavish shopping sprees” as reasons that the next president should be “a white Christian conservative.”
Not missing a beat, Massie also cites #Benghazi as a reason not to have a person of color succeed President Obama.
“[Obama] has traded on the color of his skin the way prostitutes trade on sexual favors,” Massie writes today. “Because the Obama sucklings, complicit with a pathetic and biased media, label all criticism of Obama as racist, it is my position that the next president be a white Christian conservative.”He has traded on the color of his skin the way prostitutes trade on sexual favors. Because the Obama sucklings, complicit with a pathetic and biased media, label all criticism of Obama as racist, it is my position that the next president be a white Christian conservative.
I am prepared to argue same because, if we have a white Christian conservative as president, we can criticize his (or her) policies without concern of being called racists. It would be expected of that person to adhere to the highest standards of integrity, truthfulness, transparency and protocol. A white Christian conservative’s wife would be expected to exhibit social grace and decorum consistent with the office her husband held and not comport herself as a demimonde or slattern in expensive designer clothes.
A family is defined as two or more persons living under one roof who are related by blood or marriage. If we had a white Christian conservative as president, we would not be called racists for condemning a presidency that has 62-plus million families out of 81-plus million American families with no family member employed.
If a white Christian conservative president were in office now, we would know the truth of Fast and Furious and the truth about the terrorist attack in Benghazi. Not only would we know why the president suborned perjury in covering up the details of same, but we would know why he was singularly responsible for not lifting a finger to save Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, who were murdered in Benghazi.
If the wife of a white Christian conservative knowingly and intentionally falsified travel records, naming her daughters as senior staff members, there would be hell to pay and rightly so. If the wife of a white Christian conservative were on pace to spend nearly a billion dollars of taxpayers’ money on lavish shopping sprees, vacations and special parties for their children at which Hollywood actors performed their movie roles in costume, we would be lauded for demanding Congress reign her in.
And more importantly, if we had a white Christian conservative president who ignored the Constitution and who legislated from the Oval Office, we would not be nearly six years into his term of office and still be waiting for impeachment proceedings against him.
And we darn sure wouldn’t see other Christians and conservatives covering up for him as we witness blacks, Democrats and the media covering for Obama.
h/t: Brian Tashman at RWW
Republicans may be able to rile up their Michelle-hating Dittohead base with this sort of garbage, but Michelle Obama is immensely popular with normal people, and healthy kids are even more popular.
First Lady Michelle Obama is, in many ways, a more attractive target for conservatives than her Free-World-Leading husband, and this week, House Republicans took aim at the First Lady’s signature initiative. In their proposed fiscal year 2015 agriculture spending bill, the House GOP included a provision that would gut nutritional requirements in school lunches. The White House responded by saying that Mrs. Obama will continue to put the health of our children ahead of politics.
President Obama may, indeed, be the subject of a greater volume of conservative derangement than anyone in history, but Michelle Obama strikes just as nasty a chord with the base, with little or no effort, unless you include trying to get kids to eat healthier. There’s just something about her that riles up a certain portion of the culturally conservative Republican base, but hell if I can figure out what it is.
It’s no surprise, then, that House Republicans would make it their personal mission to gut the school lunch nutritional requirements that Michelle Obama has championed, which include the inclusion of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and a reduction in sodium content. That sodium reduction, by the way, would bring school lunches to almost exactly a third of the current recommended adult daily allowance for sodium by 2017. The provision would allow any school to opt out of the requirements completely if they could show their school lunch program is losing money:
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall establish a process by which a State shall grant a waiver from compliance with the final regulations published by the Department of Agriculture in the Federal Register on January 26, 2012 (77 Fed. Reg. 4088 et seq.) for the 2014-15 school year to any school food authority located in the State that verifies a net loss from operating a food service program for a period of at least 6 months that begins on or after July 1, 2013.
Notwithstanding the dubious logic that if a school is losing money on lunches, it must be because they’re not poisoning our kids, why not propose letting those schools apply for additional funding to defray the losses, if they can prove they were related to the nutritional requirements? In what universe does it make sense to solve the problem by feeding our kids shit? By this reasoning, the states should grant licenses to sell crack if your school’s losing money. Forget Taco Tuesdays, say hello to Meth Mondays!
The First Lady responded by holding an off-the-record conference call (that wasn’t all that off-the-record) to rally opposition to the GOP measure. Perhaps sensing an opportunity to harness resentment for the First Lady, ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, whose previous reporting includes keeping tabs on FLOTUS’ vacation expenses, asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney about the showdown this week. “How active do we expect the First Lady will be in fighting this legislation?” he asked.
Carney pointed out that the nutrition standards have already been implemented by 90 percent of schools. and repeatedly suggested that Republicans are putting politics ahead of children’s health. “The First Lady and this administration believe that every decision we make should be guided by sound science and hard evidence, not politics or special interests, particularly when it comes to the health of our children,” Carney said, later adding that “she’ll continue to work very hard on those and make clear where our priorities should be, which is on our kids’ health and not on politics.”
Normally, Carney would refer this sort of question to the East Wing, but clearly, this is a fight that the White House is eager to join. Republicans may be able to rile up their Michelle-hating Dittohead base with this sort of garbage, but Michelle Obama isimmensely popular with normal people, and healthy kids are even more popular.
Source: Tommy Christopher for The Daily Banter
FLOTUS v. Republicans: Michelle Obama Likes the Healthy Lunch Backlash as Much as Kids Like Vegetables
Michelle Obama is about as open to GOP efforts to roll back the healthy school lunch policies she championed as kids are to eating their vegetables.
Michelle Obama is about as open to rolling back the healthy school lunch policies she championed as kids are to eating their vegetables. After the GOP introduced a House bill last week that would ease the rules, Obama said Tuesday that the effort was “unacceptable” to her, both as the first lady and as a mother.“We have to be willing to fight the hard fight now,” she said during a meeting with five school nutrition leaders, according to Politico. “Rolling things back is not the answer.”
Obama was a big supporter of the Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act, which created new, whole-grain and vegetable-heavy dietary restrictions on school lunches. Kids have complained about low calorie counts and being forced to take vegetables they end up throwing away. Conservatives have called it a government takeover of public school lunches, and school nutrition authorities have argued that in some places they’re seeing lower sales. The House bill would waive the nutrition requirements if schools are losing money under the mandates.
The House bill has the support of the School Nutrition Association, a large trade group, which supports increased flexibility argues that plate waste is a huge problem. However, reports from the Associated Press and the Government Accountability Office have found that some schools are managing the new requirements well and kids are eating the healthier food. Also, 90 percent of school districts are meeting the standards, according to the Department of Agriculture. The bigger concern for schools is the next waive of requirements, which increases the whole grain requirement and lowers the sodium limit. The GOP bill waiver would also excuse schools from those requirements.
Despite support from people who’d like to see more salt and less grain in cafeterias, the bill has also raised eyebrows over additional funds for a new summer lunch pilot program that would only benefit rural low-income students. But then, maybe urban kids should be happy — the House doesn’t want to invest more money in forcing them to eat fruits and vegetables.
Source: Arit John for The Wire
AP Photo / AJ Mast
"[T]his month, in response to terrorists kidnapping 300 girls in Nigeria, First Lady Michelle Obama locked and loaded for battle with her own ‘selfie,’ with the unconditional surrender demand #BringBackOurGirls," the NRA’s lobbying arm wrote in an editorial on its website. “Tyrants and terrorists, like murderers, rapists and robbers, understand only one thing: force. They laugh at, and are emboldened by, weakness. That is why it is important to preserve and promote the right to keep and bear arms. An armed citizenry deters violence.”
Similarly, the NRA criticized State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki for recently posing for a photograph while holding a sign reading “#UnitedForUkraine.”
"Ms. Psaki’s and Mrs. Obama’s naiveté—thinking that Vladimir Putin or Boko Haram terrorists will change their ways because of tweets—would provide ample fodder for their ridicule, were we so inclined," the NRA said. "But while we appreciate the value of maintaining a sense of humor in the face of things that are disagreeable, we do so only within reasonable limits. There is nothing funny in this instance."
The NRA said it would not “stake our personal safety on ‘#PleaseDontHurtMe’ tweets.”
"Instead, we will exercise our right to arms, by acquiring the best arms for defensive purposes and becoming proficient in their use," the NRA said. "And we will do everything possible in 2016 to help elect a president who understands the importance of maintaining strength, whether dealing with common criminals here at home, or with international criminals on the world stage."
H/T: Eric Lach at TPM
Coulter on Sunday published a tweet with a picture of herself mimicking Michelle Obama’s #BringBackOurGirls photo but with her own hashtag iteration, #BringBackOurCountry. Coulter’s attempt to hijack the hashtag completely backfired, as people subsequently tweeted the image with a photoshopped signs making fun of Coulter.
Since the first lady joined the social media campaign, conservatives have bashed #BringBackOurGirls and Twitter activism in general. Rush Limbaugh called use of the hashtag “phony” and “pathetic,” and George Will called the campaign an “exercise in self-esteem.”
Blogger Jim Hoft, who is alternately known as Gateway Pundit, the Dumbest Man On The Internet, or That Guy Who Is Always Sniffing Around Dana Loesch’s Crotch, wants everyone — particularly “libs” who tweeted #BringBackOurGirls on the Twitter machine — to suck it because the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls have probably already been sold into sex slavery and, har har har, you guys are a bunch of losers. Loooosers.
Particularly Michelle Obama.
Normally Hoft can be counted on to bring his special brand of seething white hot unfiltered racism to any discussion, but he’s really feeling his oats today because of his big non-scoop, so why not attribute the hashtag campaign to liberals instead of, you know, the families and activists in Nigeria who actually started it?
So, we get this:
#BringBackOurBalls ➙ Sorry Libs, The Schoolgirls Have Already Been Sold, Put on Canoes & Shipped to Chad
Boko Haram Islamists abducted over 200 teenage girls… late at night, from their school dormitories in northeastern Nigeria back in mid April.
In response to this atrocity the left stared down this evil by starting a heroic Twitter campaign. Michelle Obama tweeted out this sad-faced photo in support of the girls.
As pointed out above, “the left” didn’t start the campaign, but did join in helping to draw world-wide attention to plight of the kidnapped girls forcing the Nigerian government to accept helpthey had previously refused from the international community.
But, no, Hoft isn’t really concerned with the girls well-being because they are just a way for him to pinball around and glance off a few of his personal bête noires: liberals, black people, Africans, muslims, and Barack Obama – who is all of the preceding.
Hoft adds this encouraging little gloat-note:
So good luck bringing “our girls” back.
You’re too late.
…. before citing libel-litigant and former drama critic Mark Steyn’s hashtag call to #BringBackOurBalls because the two of them are going to go all Seal Team 6 on the kidnapper’s asses.
It’s no #Benghazi, but sometimes you have to go to war with the hashtag you have, not the anatomy you wish you had…
Jim Hoft is major shitstain on journalism, blogging, and America’s sense of decency.
America’s first lady uses weekly national address to express heartbreak and outrage at Boko Haram kidnappings, vowing that US is doing everything possible to help rescue. Full story »
Michelle Obama has added her voice to the global campaign to bring home the missing Nigerian school girls.
Michelle Obama added her voice to the global campaign to bring home the missing Nigerian girls, who were kidnapped from their school on April 15.
The First Lady tweeted on Wednesday a photo of her holding a white sign with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls written in black marker.
She signed it “-mo,” which means it was sent by FLOTUS herself.
The tweet comes one day after President Obama said the U.S. was sending a team to Nigeria to assist in finding the missing girls, who were reportedly kidnapped by members of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram. (Its name means “Western education is forbidden.”)
The hashtag has been tweeted more than 1 million times as of Wednesday, with celebrities and politicians adding their voices to the global campaign.
Ify Elueze, a young Nigerian girl who started a Change.org petition that surpassed 250,000 signatures on Wednesday, told Mashable that she couldn’t imagine what the Nigerian girls were going through.
"I know the families because I can see their pain, their anguish, and I feel for them and I feel like I am one of them," said Elueze.
"That is the same feeling as everyone who has cried out to make the voices of these girls heard — on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram — and all the other platforms that people have been using to express their concern and solidarity for their families," she said.
Source: Brian Ries for Mashable
Sometimes, even the most innocuous gestures from the President and/or First Lady end up being controversial for incomprehensible reasons. We are at that point with the ‘controversy’ over First Lady Michelle Obama’s graduation commencement speech to Topeka, KS high schools, which is scheduled next month. Mrs. Obama was asked by the school board to address the district’s graduating seniors. The speech is to take place on the 60th anniversary of the groundbreaking Brown v. Board of Education ruling, which originated in Topeka.The White House announced the speech (along with other commencement speeches this spring) on Wednesday.
The next day, a graduating senior, Taylor Gifford, started a petition requesting that the graduation ceremony and commencement speech be altered in some way. The reasoning in the petition is that five high schools are being combined into one graduation ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the 10,000-seat Kansas Expocentre. With 800 seniors graduating, the school board stated that they may have to limit the number of tickets that each graduating senior receives for family and friends. Gifford’s petition asked that the ceremonies be split up by school and that the First Lady’s speech either be given live to all separate ceremonies, or live at one and recorded and replayed at the others.
Over the weekend, the petition became the latest cause celebre for conservatives to rally around. Fox News and Glenn Beck’s right-wing rag The Blaze, among others, jumped all over the story and hyped it as the First Lady placing herself above these kids, trying to make everything about HER. They might as well have used the word ‘uppity’, considering the direction they were going with the coverage. The racial animus they were pushing with the coverage over the weekend was easy to detect.
One thing that is being promoted in the right-wing media’s stories about this petition is the number of people who have signed it. As of Monday afternoon, more than 2,100 people have signed the petition. However, while the early signers of the petition were mostly residents of the school district (either students, parents or family members), the people who have signed it in the past couple of days are from all around the country, obviously having seen coverage of the ‘controversy’ and wanting to have a say in it.
While Gifford and other residents of Topeka have made sure to highlight that their issues with the commencement speech are purely based on logistics and the limited number of tickets being made available for family, and has nothing to do with politics, the sentiment from recent signers of the petition reveals something quite a bit different.
Below are some of the recent comments left on the petition:
From a supporter in California:
Right on Taylor! Stop the hate speech, enough! We don’t need these constant race hustlers invading the School.
Another petition signer in Washington:
Because in virtually ALL cases, the Obamas have shown they do thing ONLY for political purposes. They have absolutely no concern for the kids, only for politics.
The one below is from a woman in Missouri:
I don’t think Michelle Has the appropriate beliefs or behaviors I would want for her to speak to any age group. She is a poor example of America.
Here is a comment from North Carolina:
She is NOT a person who should convey her ideas to others. She is not even proud of being an American!!!!
And we had a real classy gentleman from Iowa who left this gem:
any vote against this slut is ok by me
The district’s spokesman, Ron Harbaugh, has stated that the number of tickets that will definitely be available to each graduating senior will be six, and that this could change upwards prior to the event, after they’ve been able to identify all of the number of seats that will be available. Peter Alexander at NBC discussed this with Tamron Hall on Monday. Below is video of the segment:
This is beyond sad, to be honest. Obviously, having the First Lady of the country speak at a high school graduation is going to create something of an inconvenience for people and cause some logistical headaches. That is a given. However, this is a great honor, regardless of your political feelings. There are high schools and colleges across this nation that would gladly switch places with the Topeka school district.
But, let’s face it. This is just another excuse the right is giving itself to complain about Michelle Obama. In their eyes, she is making this event all about herself. She is arrogantly trouncing on these kids’ special day, not caring one iota about their feelings. She just wants the spotlight wherever she can get it. How dare she come into somewhere where she is clearly not welcome? Doesn’t she know her place?
Instead of this being a feel-good story about high-school seniors being given a commencement speaker and a graduation ceremony that they will remember for the rest of their lives, it has turned into another opportunity for right-wing white America to show its ugly underbelly.
Earlier this month, First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by a local health care center in Miami as part of the administration’s effort to encourage people to sign up for Obamacare. Before leaving, she praised those running the clinic, saying ”these places are not easy places to run, but you are doing God’s work.”
For some reason, that comment has drawn the ire of Mat Staver and Matt Barber, who completely freaked out about it on today’s ”Faith and Freedom” radio broadcast in which they called her “an evil human being” and both compared her to Hitler:
Staver: This whole Obamacare issue really shows the radicalism of the death culture and it’s being led by the President and his wife and his administration.
Michelle Obama, she spoke to so-called Obamacare counselors, people that are receiving taxpayer money, millions and millions of dollars, hundreds of millions of dollars actually going to Planned Parenthood to sign up people for Obamacare, and she says ‘you are doing God’s work.’ Quote ‘you are doing God’s work.’
Barber: It’s jaw-dropping.
Staver:This is reminiscent of going back to Hitler. You’re doing God’s work? To what? To put people in these plans that actually kill children? That force employers to fund abortion and take innocent human lives? That’s God’s work? This is perverted. This is a perverted administration and a perverted president.
Barber:This is evil. It’s evil. And Michelle Obama, anybody who could say that, is an evil human being. Those are evil words, that’s an evil sentiment, and I cannot believe that Michelle Obama would say that ‘you’re doing God’s work’ by dismembering alive innocent pre-born children. It is Hitlerian.
From the 03.28.2014 edition of Liberty Counsel’s Faith and Freedom:
Typical sore losers on the right.
h/t: Kyle Mantyla at RWW
This past Thursday, Subway announced they were joining Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. They posted the following statement to their Facebook page:
So proud to team up with the Partnership for a Healthier America and the First Lady’s Let’s Move initiative in our continued effort to offer healthier choices to families and encourage kids to pile on the veggies!
Given how many obese kids there are in America, I don’t see how anyone could possibly have a problem with this. Subway has been marketing their food as a healthy alternative to standard fast food fare for years, and millions of people love Subway sandwiches and salads. Heck, Subway gave us Jared Fogle.
Cue the poutrage. Subway’s Facebook page currently looks as if Stormfront.org, CPAC, Ted Nugent clones, Duck Dynasty fans and raging homophobes (and Islamophobes and liberalphobes and every kind of phobe you can think of) have merged into one giant sucking sound. For people like me – you know, liberals with a side of snark – this is a win-win.
It is first a win because my family, while rarely eating fast food, loves Subway. My husband will typically eat nothing but Subway for lunch when he’s traveling. Our son, when I told him about the conservatives going crazy over this, suggested we get some Subway for dinner Sunday evening, and I pretty much lived on their sandwiches when I was a retail manager.
Secondly, it shows basic conservative hypocrisy in all its glory. Remember Chick-Fil-A? Remember what happened when liberals boycotted Chick-Fil-A? OH MY GOD, we were called everything from traitors to Nazis, told to leave the country, and basically attacked every minute of every day. Liberals were boycotting Chick-Fil-A because their president gave money to a hate group that spreads lies about, and supports discrimination of, the LGBT community. Which, in my humble opinion, was a boycott that made sense. This? This is just flat-out dumb. It’s reminiscent of when conservativeswent nuts just a few months back after the FLOTUS dared to suggest Americans should probably drink more water.
Obesity is a major health issue in America, for children, teens and adults. Medical issues that stem from obesity range from heart attacks and strokes to high blood pressure and diabetes. Obesity kills people. But holy shit snacks, have a company that’s been promoting healthy eating for years suddenly partner with the First Lady, and HITLERSUBSANDWICHGHAZI.
Gosh, what if… no, that couldn’t possibly be it. I mean, conservatives couldn’t possibly be upset because Subway has partnered with our African-American first lady, could they? All conservatives ever tell us is how they’re totally not racist because they have a black friend, and there’s nothing racist at all about comparing the First Lady of the United States to a gorilla, right? The following comments are from Subway’s Facebook page