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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."

Michelle Obama has made fighting childhood obesity a cornerstone of her time in the White House, helping to put in place federal school lunch standards that emphasize healthy eating.

h/t: Hannah Groce-Begley at MMFA

mediamattersforamerica:

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:

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

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:

h/t: Scott Kaufman at The Raw Story

thepoliticalfreakshow:

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!

h/t: Brian Tashman at RWW

thepoliticalfreakshow:

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

thepoliticalfreakshow:

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

H/T: Eric Lach at TPM

h/t: Caitlin MacNeal at TPM LiveWire

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. 

h/t: TBogg at The Raw Story

guardian:

Michelle Obama: Barack and I see our own daughters in Nigeria schoolgirls

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 »

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Michelleobamabringbackourgirls

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

h/t: Justin Baragona at PoliticusUSA

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

h/t: Erin Namasi at Forward Progressives