From “Just Say No” – To Just Say “No Ho-Ho”

May 11, 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama is going to use the full weight and authority of the federal government to tell you what you can and cannot eat for dinner. Sound over the top? Take a good look at your Democratic Socialist future:

The task force wants junk food makers and marketers to go on what amounts to an advertising diet. It says media characters that are often popular with kids should only be used to promote healthy products. If voluntary efforts fail to limit marketing of less healthy products to young viewers, the task force suggests the FCC should consider new rules on commercials in children’s programming. It also challenges food retailers to stop using in-store displays to sell unhealthy food items to children.

But Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz said, “A regulatory approach is certainly not where we want to start.” He told a briefing, “You start by pushing self-regulation, by pushing your bully pulpit; sometimes shaming companies that don’t do enough.”

Setting the tone for that pressure, the first lady said, “No one gets off the hook on this one from governments to schools, corporations to non-profits all the way down to families sitting around their dinner table.”

From Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No,” to Michelle Obama’s “Just Say No Ho-Ho,” America’s modern population has been repeatedly subjugated to the nanny whims of our idle and bored First Ladies. This from people elected to NO office, who are perfectly willing to direct tax-payer financed bureaucracies in their quest to shame Americans who do not do what they are told.

In this case, the target is going to be children. Notice how they have lumped together the simply ‘overweight’ with the ‘obese.’ If you are a slightly overweight kid in today’s America, good luck to you. You are about to have the full shaming power of the unelected First Lady’s office coming down on your head.

What a mixed message we will be sending our children. It’s okay to be yourself no matter what you think or look like….unless you are overweight, and then there must be something wrong with you or your parents -  or both.

How is this better than the religious right again?

If you thought religious morality was a bitch, you haven’t seen anything yet. Social morality is going to take its turn grinding your soul down into a fine acceptable paste.

4 Responses to From “Just Say No” – To Just Say “No Ho-Ho”

  1. LibertyAtStake on May 11, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    I wonder if Mee-shell is heavier than my 160 lb. Great Dane?
    [For a light hearted take on our present peril]

  2. LYNNDH on May 11, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Liberty, my thoughts too. Using Michelle and full weight in the same sentence can be misconstrued. Of course, there is possiblity that a trip to the Gulag for this blog might be in the cards.

  3. K Hoover on May 13, 2010 at 11:00 am

    When commercials for Cookie Crisp cereal or commercials for Trix cereal come on the television I always tell my children look how silly those commercials are…they just want your money! Of course when we are in the grocery store my children immediately recognise the boxes and then I promptly point out the sugar content and ask them do we really need to spend our money on something so bad for us? They usually end up agreeing with me. It is my responsibility to teach my children about the world…not the goverment!
    If Mrs. Obama were a thinking woman then she would be advocating for parents taking a larger role in shaping the education and opinions of their children….clearly she’s only using her noodle when it comes to her own.

  4. Dave on May 13, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Really, not much has changed in the past 50 years of what we eat. What has changed is our daily activities. Now we have cable tv, video games consoles, texting, and internet to preoccupy our time. I do put some blame on the FDA for not investigating some of the stuff companies put in foods like High Fructose Syrup. If Mrs. Obama wanted to help out with the kid obesity problem then she needs to focus on the school lunches. They are mostly starch and sugar.


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