Barack Obama has made another tedious school speech, chock-full of I's and me's (like last year) and pushing a vision of the American dream that runs directly against his statist grain. It doesn't sit well with Ann Althouse. He mouths cliches about teens "figuring out who they are," blah blah blah, and attributes bullying to (I'm guessing) racism, homophobia, obesity-phobia, cootie-phobia, etc. Just remember, kids: our diversity is our strength.
Via Weasel Zippers: Queen Michelle Wore $200 Designer T-Shirt to Paint With Her Subjects on 9/11 “National Day of Service”
Inquiring minds want to know: Did she accessorize with a pair of those hideous $500 sneakers, so perfect for a visit to the food bank? Answer: No. According to the expert, she wore last year's Converses.
The first nag's war on personal choice and responsibility continues:
American first ladies often go to bat for good causes. Nothing wrong with that. But Michelle Obama's push for intrusive regulations, pressure tactics and one-size-fits-all solutions to end obesity goes too far.Wow. Read the rest. We are children in their eyes.
The first lady had no difficulty telling members of the National Restaurant Association on Monday how to run their businesses to help reduce childhood obesity, her pet cause. Restaurants have already eliminated trans fats, posted nutritional information, junked salt shakers and added low-calorie items over the years. But that obviously hasn't been enough.
"Even if we give parents all the information they need and improve school meals and build brand new supermarkets on every corner, none of that matters if when families step into a restaurant, they can't make a healthy choice," Mrs. Obama told them.
Speaking of which, Obama's children's book (where, oh where does he find the time?), Of
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