This article by the American Heart Association begins:
"Today, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963. With good reason, childhood obesity is now the No. 1 health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking."
My daughter, Tiffany called yesterday with steam shooting out of her ears. "I have something for you to blog about!" she said. "Do you know what Rush Limbaugh said?"
"I really don't want to do a post about Rush Limbaugh," I smiled, while appreciating her wanting to help me come up with something to post about. "I don't want to give him the space or time of day on my blog. He is such a ...." (Never mind. I try to be civil on my blog. I do try.)
This is what I got from EW.com:
"On his radio show yesterday, Rush Limbaugh went on a three-minute rant, blasting First Lady Michelle Obama and her Let’s Move initiative directed at fighting childhood obesity, after she and her family were spotted at a restaurant in Vail eating short ribs. He called Obama a hypocrite for encouraging people to eat “cardboard and tofu… roots, and berries and tree bark” when “it doesn’t look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice…I’m trying to say that our First Lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, or of a woman Alex Rodriguez might date every six months or what have you.”
Why doesn't every single American recognize that this man is an absolute......? (I'm being civil.) Why does he have a radio show that transmits his venom and stupidity across our country? For that matter, why does Sarah Palin and Michele Bachman not want Michelle Obama to encourage parents to provide their children with a healthier diet?
And really...Does Rush Limbaugh only want people with swim suit model bodies to give dietary advice? I know a lot of people who won't be listening to their doctors from now on.
I'm adding a press photo of Michelle Obama here because I sure don't want to look at Limbaugh's face on my blog every time I open it.