Tell Michelle Obama: "Stop Killing our Children!"
First Lady Michelle Obama won't be happy until your children are healthy... or dead!
That's the message being conveyed by two of Washington, D.C.'s free conservative online "newspapers" today. According to "The Daily Caller" and "The Washington Examiner," the Governors Highway Safety Association blames Mrs. Obama's child exercise initiative for the rise in pedestrian traffic fatalities.
In the Daily Caller, writer Amanda Carry (and doesn't that sound like the kind of gag name Bart Simpson would call, asking bartender Moe to page? "Amanda Carry? Hey, I'm looking for Amanda Carry. Alla youse shut up until I find Amanda Carry!") makes this amazing leap.
(They've since updated their version of the story, but good old Talking Points Memo has the original version.)
Pedestrian deaths increased sharply during the first half of 2010, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). On Wednesday, the Executive Director of the GHSA accused the first lady's obesity program of causing the deaths by encouraging people to exercise.
THAT MONSTER!!! (Or would the correct term be monstress?)
First, Sarah Palin rightfully points out that "the first lady cannot trust parents to make decisions for their own children, for their own families in what we should eat." Now this! Why can't government go back to worrying about what we're doing in our bedrooms and leave our kid's lunch bags ALONE???
But, as I said, the Daily Caller has updated their story. The original headline read "Highway safety spokesperson blames pedestrian deaths on first lady's obesity campaign." Now there's a question mark at the end of the headline instead of the period. And it includes this quote from Governors Highway Safety Association Director Barbara Harsha.
“I was misquoted, said Harsha. “We in no way oppose Ms. Obama’s program.” She said she was trying to make a broader point about pedestrian awareness and safety. If Obama’s program is getting more people to walk, “they need to be aware of their surroundings and do so in a safe manner.”
First lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to get people to exercise outdoors might be a factor in an increase in the number of pedestrian deaths during the first half of last year, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.
“There’s an emphasis these days to getting fit, and I think people doing that are more exposed to risk [of getting hit by a vehicle],” said Harsha, who conceded to having no scientific evidence that the Let’s Move campaign has led to an increase in walkers and runners, or deaths. Continued on the next page
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