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i'm 61, and have been doing the grocery shopping for the last couple of decades....and yes, there are women, as well as men, that pile crap food into their carts, while trying to keep a couple of kids from running around. I've have seen it every time I go to the store, boxes of coco puffs, fruit loops, bags of cookies, bags of candy, 12packs of coke, pastries, etc....what's wrong with you people?...is your hatred of Michelle Obama so deep that you think if she puts out a few guidelines for buying food, somehow she's insulting every woman?
I spotted the flaw in your assumption. Changing the labels on the packages this woman you describe already isn't looking at because she too busy trying to control her children isn't going to make her read them anymore than she was before. Right?
Frankly, this isn't about changing labels or anything like that. This is about her stated reasons for it - we're defeated by shopping. In other words, we're too stupid to do it right. Her word usage implies that we need the government to save us and shop for us that we are incapable of doing it ourselves.
It's not the government's job to save the Fatties from killing themselves if that's what they're determined to do. That's not what my tax dollars are being sent to them for.
you are reading way too much into this....she's getting crap, not because of what she said, but, because she's an Obama...eat all the crap you want, feed your kids all the sugar, colas, candy, fats..etc. that they can stuff into their fat little faces, for all I care ......I don't give a damn.....she's trying to be positive, which for the majority of right-wingers here is a 4 letter word.
reply to post by OpinionatedB
I was also reading labels since I was a teen. My mom was into drinking pure water then, and vitamins, and eating wholesome grains. Instead of controlling what's being served in the cafeteria, we could consider actual real classes in nutrition before 7th grade. Perhaps continued education in real nutrition would help future generations. I am still waiting for her to stop aspartame in packaged foods. That would be a real accomplishment. I bet she will never go there.
reply to post by neo96
No it doesn't. Without looking it up tell me what carragenin is ? What about diglicerides do you know what that is or what it's in. Cellulose, what do we find that in? Your education didn't cover this stuff.
Schools taught the four food groups when I was in school. Now they go more into the details but back then it was pretty basic stuff. My parents didn't get any education on nutrition when they were in the school system in the 30s and 40s.
Carragenin is a chemical thickener that makes things feel creamy in you mouth. We find it in cream and ice cream and puddings. Diglicerides are conditioners that also improve the feel of food in your mouth. Cellulose is wood fiber and its in crackers and candy bars and those veggy burgers health nuts seem to think are so good for you. But you need to seek that info the labels list it but don't say what it is or what it does. No label is ever going to make it completely easy but clearer labels might at least help us make better choices. Moms probably don't want to feed their kids toxins but they are in there and the label doesn't tell you that.
reply to post by FlyersFan
Ya, I watched the video and no where does she say this:
that the women of the country are 'defeated' when shopping because they are clueless idiots and can't figure out what is good for them and what isn't
She did use the word defeated, confused and bewildered but not in the context in which it is being taken in this thread.
Let's be honest here. This has nothing to do with food labels or anything of the sort. This is about politics. We grasp at any straw we can when it comes to demonizing someone we disagree with politically...and that is why this is even an issue.
She didn't call anyone an idiot or anything of the sort, but we will believe that what she said because we don't like her hubby's politics.
When was the last time Mrs Obama went shopping ?
When was the last time Mrs. Obama pulled a weed in 'her organic garden' at the White House?
It was left to rot when the 'sequestration' kicked in. Obviously it isn't her garden, it's a publicity stunt.
Maybe Michelle is blathering about moms not being able to shop, because she is clueless herself
and she thinks everyone else is as moronic as she is.
politics is the only reason why people are crying about what she said.