Oh, come on now, Sarah Palin. You really like to demonstrate to kids the benefits of being illogical, don’t you? No one said not to eat dessert. Perhaps that is what your dumb Republican constituency thinks but that is not what was said.
(In case you don’t know, Mrs. Obama said, “Dessert is not a right”, in a speech she was giving in Kansas City to the NAACP back in July.)
Now, Mrs. Palin, why do you get so wound up at the idea of eating a proper meal that is healthy? Not everyone can go out back and shoot themselves a free range caribou so they have to learn how to make healthy eating decisions. Additionally, not all of us have an entire state to ourselves where we can run free as a bird (definitely not free as a caribou, though) and burn off all of the excess calories we ingest. That being the case, why do you get so snippy when the First Lady tells parents and kids to eat better and exercise more?
Clearly this is a deeply frustrating issue for me since it is completely nonsensical – it is wholly without sense! However (hold onto your balls), much of that Republican wing nut bullshit is generally just a bunch of words thrown together that make absolutely no sense whatsoever.
Case in point (this is actually one of my favorite examples of general Republican insanity – it’s shameful, embarrassing, disrespectful, uncaring and irresponsible in addition to just flat out not making any damn sense)… Join the military and serve your country but don’t count on us to provide any necessary counseling should you require it after your tour because if you kill yourself or anyone else as a civilian that’s not the military’s problem since you are no longer an active soldier. Oh wait, but do not join the military if you’re gay!
UGH – Ok, let me leave you with some parting statistics so I can end this rant and calm down.
Per the CDC website, “Childhood obesity has both immediate and long-term health impacts:
- Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. In a population-based sample of 5- to 17-year-olds, 70% of obese youth had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
- Children and adolescents who are obese are at greater risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, and social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem.
- Obese youth are more likely than youth of normal weight to become overweight or obese adults, and therefore more at risk for associated adult health problems, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, and osteoarthritis.”
Also, if you are interested, look up the percentage of men and women coming home from Iraq who are suffering from PTSD. The general numbers fluctuate between 8%-14%. Even on the low end, that is 1 soldier in 12 who comes home and has difficulty re-acclimating. Instead of spending our tax dollars on bullshit crappity crap, why not spend a few million helping out people who actually need help? Oh wait, that idea is probably way too Liberal.