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30
Jan
14

The First Lady Speaks On Let’s Move And ObamaCare

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Sierra Marquina: First Lady Michelle Obama Talks Let’s Move!, Signing Up For The Affordable Care Act, And Valentine’s Day

Mrs. Obama’s initiative to help stop the problem of childhood obesity, Let’s Move!, was launched four years ago and has made a significant impact on children’s health today, not only in their homes, but in their schools as well. The goal with the initiative is to solve obesity within a generation and set up children to be able to lead healthier lives, a movement she starts by doing at home in the White House. When it comes to her two daughters, 15-year-old Malia and 12-year-old Sasha, the first lady shares: “Barack and I try to lead by example. I mean, we eat dinner together every night and we rarely miss that, even with his schedule, and we spend a lot of time talking about the issues of the day, but we talk about what we’re eating and why we’re eating it. We have a lot of, ‘Finish your vegetables’ conversations.”

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The Affordable Care Act allows every single American to have access to quality affordable health care, which is so important because there are millions of people out there who are worried about losing their home or going bankrupt because someone gets sick … What Barack believes is that here in America … poor health should not be the thing that causes someone to lose their home. But before the Affordable Care Act … that’s actually what was happening to people around the country.” “Here’s the thing, young people lead risky lives. I always joke about this, but the young people are the ones out at the club at three o’clock in the morning and more likely to slip on the ice … I mean, life throws you some curveballs and young people in particular need to have insurance. If you think about it, you insure your car, but you’re not going to insure your life?”

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So what does Mrs. Obama expect from her husband this Valentine’s Day? Not much! Mrs. Obama explains: “This year, again, I’ve had this big birthday celebration—my husband really celebrated me so well—He did a great job. I had a great couple of weeks, so I think we’re going to low-key it for Valentine’s Day.” Albeit, she’s not concerned he’ll be too low-key. ”We have been married for 21 years and he never forgets a Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, a birthday. He’s really good at that kind of stuff.”

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after turning 50 on January 17, she insists everything gets better with age. “You’re more confident, you know yourself more, you’re not concerned about what other people think. And if you’ve taken care of your health, many times you can be in the best shape you’ve been in … you watch your kids grow up and I know, my girls, they’re starting to become real people with opinions and it’s just so much fun to talk to them now,” she shares. And speaking of her two girls, what’s it like to grow up in the White House as a 15 or 12-year-old? “Barack and I strive to make sure Malia and Sasha can lead as normal a life as possible and even though we are in this crazy bubble, they do things that normal kids do,” Mrs. Obama admits. “They go to sleepovers, they go to concerts, they go to dances.”

More here

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Bonus: The best moment of Kevin Hart’s life? Meeting President Obama and getting a nickname from him!

10
Apr
11

‘president obama & the black agenda’

Thank you ‘Proud of Obama’ for the link.

(I wouldn’t normally post videos that feature Ed Shultz and Cornel West – life is just way too short to have to listen to these people – but a lot of you have been commenting on this discussion today, so I thought some of those who didn’t hear it might want to see the video. Rev Al Sharpton’s contribution makes it, I think, possible to endure)

26
Jan
11

‘obama wins velma hart back with sotu speech’

Daily Beast: Velma Hart didn’t want to become a media darling for telling the president she was “exhausted” with him last September at a televised town-hall meeting. She’s a “staunch” supporter, she says, both then and now. But her concerns about the dark place the recession might be taking her family resonated with Americans … she feels her fundamental question, however, got lost in the debate, which was simply: “Is this my new reality?”

…Watching the State of the Union on television, she found reason for optimism, and even for a change in her parenting. “My youngest has wanted to be a teacher, that’s been her dream since she could walk and talk, and I’ve always steered her away from that,” she said. Hart has friends who have struggled as teachers, and she didn’t want the same for her child. But now she says she hopes that her daughter, an eighth-grader, will catch the window when education reform will have kicked in and will grant her opportunities a decade from now that don’t exist today. Hart had not expected Obama to talk about education, yet it was in that realm that he most affected her. “The idea that she could some day be considered—what did he call it—a ‘nation-builder’ as a teacher? That’s hot. I just love that.” She added, “I won’t discourage her from being a teacher anymore.”

….in short: Obama passed the Velma Hart test. “He spoke plain to us, he told us the truth, what’s important, and how to move forward.” … she was impressed with his poise, and said, “it sounds maybe a little glib, but I was struck by how presidential he was.”

….What she found most striking was Obama’s argument that the American people were adjusting to live within their means, and that they deserved a government who did the same. “Now that’s just poetic,” she said.

In short: Obama passed the Velma Hart test. “He spoke plain to us, he told us the truth, what’s important, and how to move forward.” But then what? “The real test is what happens tomorrow,” says Hart, concerned about when lawmakers go back to work. “Will compromise still be a dirty word?”

Read the full article here

09
Dec
10

velma

The Professional Left thought Velma Hart would be their poster child, but she’s been a huge disappointment to them – she keeps insisting on being rational, truthful, decent and mature. And – worse! – she is balanced in her analysis of the President – she praises him when she believes he deserves it, and is critical when she feels he hasn’t done well enough.

Velma? Such honesty is unacceptable – you are now officially under the Professional Left’s bus.




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