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September 14, 2013

Michelle Obama Wants You to Drink Water (and yes you can still tell her to big butt out)

Simple words from the simple mind of a moral simpleton: "Since we started the 'Let's Move' initiative, I've been looking for as many ways as possible to help families and kids lead healthier lives. I've realized if we want to take just one step, the best thing is to simply drink more water.” - - Big Government

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 14, 2013 11:40 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Honestly of all the things she's been up to, this is the least troubling crusade. Getting people to drink less sugary crap is fine, as long as there's no government program or force involved. Maybe my perspective is different because I only drink water. I can't handle sugar or caffeine in my system, which means there's really nothing else to drink. And after a while you really get to love ice cold filtered water. Its really good, believe it or not.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 14, 2013 1:01 PM

The better to piss on you with, Mrs. Obama.

Posted by: Rich Fader at September 14, 2013 1:27 PM

Drink water now, when the shelves are empty you will be used to it.

Posted by: Potise at September 14, 2013 2:05 PM

Motive? Follow the money. Her noble effort is a result of lobbying efforts by the soft drink manufacturers.

If Wiffle Inc. ponied up enough money we'd all be urged to bat them things around like silly buggers.

Posted by: chasmatic at September 15, 2013 6:19 AM

They just won't shut up.

Posted by: Fat Man at September 15, 2013 8:18 AM

On the subject of getting women to shut up. Great moments in American Law, Hamilton v. Cameron (1997), 121 Ohio App.3d 445:

Wife said she wanted to talk to husband about their twelve-year-old son. Wife testified that husband did not want to discuss the issue at the time, and that she continued to "push the issue." During the argument, husband said: "I'd probably have to blow your head off to get you to shut up."

There was a loaded shotgun on a gun rack in the home and another loaded shotgun in the closet, so husband had the means to carry out the threat. No evidence was presented that husband ever made a motion toward a shotgun, or that he took any other action or made any other statement in furtherance of the threat which would cause wife to believe she would suffer imminent physical harm. Wife in fact stated that she did not believe the threat.

Wife did not not call the police. She called her mother and her sister, who called the police. Wife remained in the house. When the police arrived, wife was watching the six-year-old play Nintendo, and the twelve-year-old was with husband.

The Court of Appeals reversed the conviction.

Posted by: Fat Man at September 15, 2013 8:48 AM

Whoever invented affirmative action, somebody should go piss on their grave(s) daily. This ongoing degradation is becoming intolerable, In Spanish, it's siento la pena ajena. And yes, she knows it, and yes, she knows it's too late for her, she's trapped and unwilling to start again. You'd look like a Klingon too if it were you.

Posted by: John A. Fleming at September 15, 2013 11:54 AM

"Drink lots of water."

No, it's dring plenty of fluids that have lots of water in them. That got lost in the media-driven translation decades ago.

The whole school-lunch fascism and drink water admonition are based on misguided fads. If the current federally-mandated lunch menus were eaten at home as well as at school, it would literally stunt the physical growth of a lot of kids. This whole thing is almost Dickensian in its obtuseness.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at September 16, 2013 11:00 AM

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