|…and French Toasts, Potato Chips, Waffles, Pancakes, Slurpees, etc., etc.|
|The UK Daily Mail reported:
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Posted by FactReal on September 14, 2011
|DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I EAT|
|Weasel Zippers has the report:|
|WASHINGTON– First Lady Michelle Obama is expected Thursday to announce headway in her drive to have restaurants reduce portion sizes, part of her “Let’s Move’ campaign against obesity.
“The Childhood Obesity Task Force Report”–commissioned as part of Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” project, “specifically calls on restaurants to, “consider their portion sizes, improve children’s menus, and make healthy options the default choice whenever possible.”
Posted by FactReal on July 14, 2011
|SLOWLY UNDERMINING PARENTAL RIGHTS
A lawyer and a doctor have written an article in the latest issue of Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)1 pushing the idea for government to remove obese kids from their homes and place them in foster care.
Lindsey Murtagh of the Harvard School of Public Health and David Ludwig of Children’s Hospital in Boston recommend using laws governing child abuse and neglect to give power to government staff to pull obese kids away from their parents.
They claim that this is “the only realistic way to control harmful behaviors.” These elitists will find any justification for any program that advances their Big-Government cause.
|AMA JOURNAL: Take Fat Kids Away From Their Parents, Force Them To Lose Weight. “This is ludicrous–the foster system is already overstretched without adding obesity to the catalogue of child abuse and neglect. It’s also kind of creepy–the sort of thing that gives paternalism a very, very bad name.” Just because the government is failing at existing responsibilities is no reason not to give it more power! And kind of creepy? This is tar-and-feathers creepy. Your children belong to the state!
Given higher obesity rates in poor and minority communities, this is also clearly a racist suggestion. The authors, and the American Medical Association, should be ashamed on multiple levels. . . .
|THEY ARE WRONG
● The law does not consider obesity to be child abuse or neglect:
The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) defines child abuse and neglect2 as “an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm.” (U.S. Law: 42 U.S.C.A. § 5106g(2) (2003))
An obese child is not at imminent risk of serious harm or death. Thus, government does not have the excuse to take away an overweight child from his parents…not yet. But would a legislator push to change that law?
● Obesity is not the major cause of death among children:
Based on those statistics, would other Harvard “doctors” also call for the removal of cars, liquor and pools from homes to “protect” OUR children?
1. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), State Intervention in Life-Threatening Childhood Obesity, by Lindsey Murtagh, JD, MPH; David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD; July 13, 2011, Vol 306, No. 2, pp 206-207
2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Children’s Bureau,
3. Center for Disease Control and Prevention,
4. Center for Disease Control and Prevention,
5. Statistics – Top 10 Causes (2005 data)
Posted by FactReal on July 13, 2011
While Barack Obama tells Americans to eat their peas at a budget deficit press conference, Michelle Obama goes on a public binge in DC. Yes, the same MichelleO who declared herself national food police.
Posted by FactReal on March 28, 2011
|MARXISTS TELLING US HOW TO LIVE OUR LIVES
Power Grab Masquerading as Public Health Care
|Following Michelle Obama’s footsteps, Marxist dictator Hugo Chavez said that he will launch a campaign to promote healthy food.
On Sunday, Chavez told Venezuelans to eat less fatty food and reduce their calories to avoid obesity. “Be careful with your weight!” Chavez warned Venezuelans during one of his infamous long ramblings on TV. “Watch out for obesity, which is quite noticeable and if not careful it can become chronic.”
Chavez blames capitalism for alcoholism, violent television programs, breast implants… and for destroying life on Mars.
Of course, Chavez doesn’t talk about the evils of socialism, i.e., Communism killed 100 million people!
|CHAVEZ ATTACKS OBESE PEOPLE
Video: Oct 25, 2009
|Hugo Chavez criticizes obese people in his program Aló Presidente. “There are a lot of fat people in Venezuela.”
“Fats, beware: You have to lose weight. You have to diet. You have to exercise.”
Reviewing a nutritional study, Chavez stated that the obesity rate has risen from 6.3 to 14.5%.
|WILL HUGO CHAVEZ’S FRIEND TELL HIM HE IS THE FAT ONE?|
Posted by FactReal on November 10, 2010
|The Rise of Fattism in the Obama-Era
fattism: discrimination on the basis of weight, esp. prejudice against those considered to be overweight.
The latest example of fattism comes from leftist radical and Columbia professor Marc Lamont Hill, PhD, who has been very busy this week bullying New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on national TV.
|On Monday, Lamont Hill said Gov. Christie is too fat to be president: “He can’t win, let’s be honest…He’s fat.”
“He’s fat for a politician. He doesn’t have the body type to win. There are other issues – look at that,” Lamont Hill said as he looked at an image of Christie.
“He’s playing the circuit perfectly. Now, if he could just run the circuit a little bit and trim some of that off, he’ll be just fine.”
|Yesterday on the O’Reilly show, Lamont Hill redoubled his discriminatory diatribe against Gov. Christie: “No one wants a president who smells like bacon after he runs up the steps.”
“We wouldn’t have elected him in a wheelchair now, would we?”
“[I]t is still a demerit to be overweight.”
Demerit? So, this Columbia professor thinks that a person with extra pounds deserves censure or a mark for “misconduct or deficiency.”
|Not surprise here: Liberals are great at spewing their hate. Bullies enjoy targeting the obese…especially during the Obama administration which has demonstrated more visceral disdain towards obese people than to those who want to destroy our nations. The Obama administration is not only encouraging but financing the targeting of obese people:
– Michelle Obama Obesity Order: Cut butter, cream, French fries (video, photos)