Thursday, July 30, 2020
A kind word for Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama was recently touted as Joe Biden's running mate. It was seen as a match made in heaven. The fans of Obama saw this as a way of guaranteeing 16 years of Obama, Progressive rule.
Word-on-the-street is that Michelle knew how much work POTUS should be and did not want to invest that much of her life in the project.
We dig our graves with our knives and forks
In spite of all the crap conservatives gave her for her efforts to make school lunches healthy, I think she deserves some credit.
If you were going to pick ONE THING that would improve the health outcomes of Black-Americans it would be to improve their diets.
Cut back on the fried foods and dietary fats.
Cut back on the sodium.
Cut back on the sugars.
Add fiber, vegetables and fruit.
Since some Black-Americans learn their dietary habits at Head-Start programs and public schools, that is where the leverage is.
While we (conservatives) groused about the intrusiveness of .Gov mandating what was in school lunches we conveniently overlooked the fact that every item on the school lunch is subsidized by the Feds and is approved, nutritionally, by the Feds.
As the twig is bent, so grows the tree. Hungry kids will eat almost anything. After eating something eight times, it becomes their normal. Then there is at least a fighting chance that kids who grew up in families where their parent(s) did not cook will make healthy food choices when they are older.
And isn't that the essence of being a conservative? Individuals making choices. Individuals having enough information to make informed choices.