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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Momentous Occasion

Michelle Obama has decided to take on childhood obesity.
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I'm not really infatuated with Michelle.  I think that she has a mean streak about her and gets a bit preachy and judgemental for my taste.  And she doesn't seem like too deep a thinker.
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But, this is actually a momentous occasion.
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One in three American children are overweight or obese.  Just a few generations ago, the crisis was childhood starvation and infantile death rates.  Now the crisis is the problems that too much food causes.
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Talk about a pendulum swing.
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Seems ironic that our first African American First Lady would have fat kids as her first priority.   I guess that statement is a huge move forward in a couple of ways.

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