PARENTS, BEWARE! Trump/GOP Is OK with Helping Your Kids Get Diabetes…But the Hell with Them Later When They Get It… (and if you suffer from mental health issues or opioid addiction, no care for you, and back to LONG jail time for all you low-level user losers out there…)

By InsightAnalytical-GRL

Hey, all you loving parents out there who want good schools for your kids and a brighter future for them!  OK, I know you’re grappling with the idea of Betsy Wetsy DeVos wrecking the schools academically, but hell, at least if you are of limited means you can be somewhat consoled that at least your kid may have access to some fairly decent food at breakfast and/or lunch  Right?

WRONG!!

Healthy Food

Attention, poor people! This meal is NOT for you!

Michele Obama, of course, worked damned hard to get kids aware of eating better and also pushed for better quality school lunches…and rules were changed to move the ball forward on that score.  WHOLE GRAINS, instead of mysterious foam slices.  Vegetables that really were vegetables instead of that leftover ketchup from the Reagan days.

But, now you’ve got a problem.  In the middle of all this sturm and drang over Russia, Comey and the antics of this pretender of a President, things are happening that will affect stomachs.

Recently, the rules for what goes into school meals were sent back a few decades by our spanking brand new Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. He also took a swipe at another Obama initiative at the same time called “Let Girls Learn” for girls overseas just to try to erase Mrs. Obama along with her husband in GOP’s version of history. (And who cares about girls overseas, hell, we don’t care about them HERE!)  From the Los Angeles Times:

New Agriculture secretary says he’ll roll back Michelle Obama’s healthy school lunches initiative

By Melissa Etehad Contact Reporter  May 1, 2017 9:15 PM

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Monday that he would roll back part of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s healthy eating initiative: stricter nutritional standards for school lunches.

(SNIP)

Under the changes to the federal nutrition standards, schools won’t have to cut salt in meals, states will be able to allow some schools to serve fewer whole grains, and schools will be allowed to serve 1% milk rather than only nonfat milk. (SNIP)

The Obama administration placed standards on school lunch nutrition in 2010 when it passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. During that time, Michelle Obama was seen by many as a leading advocate in the fight against childhood obesity. She started the Let’s Move! campaign, which sought to encourage children to take part in more physical activity and help provide healthier food options in schools in under-served communities.

The percentage of U.S. children with obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s, causing long-term physical and emotional distress for children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Children with obesity are at higher risk for having asthma and Type 2 diabetes. Many are bullied and, as a result, are likely to suffer from depression and self-esteem issues.

In 2014, the standards were met with challenges in Congress led by the School Nutrition Assn., which has called the regulations too rigid, and House Republicans who supported the powerful lobbying group’s efforts.

But according to the Department of Agriculture, 97% of schools across the country are implementing the school nutrition standards set by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

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Today, a story at Raw Story details how Mrs. Obama took a shot at Perdue…

Michelle Obama smacks down Trump for gutting her healthy meals program — without ever mentioning his name

Tom Boggioni    12 May 2017 at 14:54 ET
Speaking a health conference in Washington D.C., former First Lady Michelle Obama took a veiled shot at President Donald Trump for gutting her program designed to get kids to eat healthier.

According to NBC5 Chicago, the popular Obama said parents should stop and “think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap.”

Responding to reports that Trump Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was considering delaying a requirement to lower sodium levels in school meals and would continue to waive a requirement that schools serve more whole grain food, Obama criticized the wisdom behind the moves.

“If we want to make this country great, our kids need to be healthy,” Obama said. “Not some, but all.”

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This blunt reaction is welcomed, of course, but not so welcome is a story that is up at Shareblue today originated at the Washington Examiner (Note the upbeat headline on this one…)  But, the focus of the article is really about how Office of Management and Budget Director Gnome Mick Mulvaney  is out delivering the Republican message on healthcare that specifically targets …DIABETICS!

Mulvaney agrees with ‘Jimmy Kimmel test’

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Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s budget chief, said Thursday that a Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare should pass the “Jimmy Kimmel test,” though his definition deviated from that of the comedian’s.(SNIP)”I do think it should meet that test,” Mulvaney said. “We have plenty of money to deal with that. We have plenty of money to provide that safety net so that if you get cancer you don’t end up broke … that is not the question. The question is, who is responsible for your ordinary healthcare? You or somebody else?”He said the debate centered on whether others should pay the burden of paying for someone’s healthcare.”That doesn’t mean we should take care of the person who sits at home, eats poorly and gets diabetes. Is that the same thing as Jimmy Kimmel’s kid? I don’t think that it is.”
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Soooo, this really puts a fine point on the general idea that Republicans like to talk about…that you basically don’t deserve healthcare if you are a “bad person.”Of course, if you trash school lunches for poor kids by trashing the nutrition standards that are aimed at helping kids eat better than they usually would, a program whose goal is to AVOID becoming diabetic or developing heart disease or asthma, particularly at a young age, then we can heap further scorn on them by not allowing them to get the necessary healthcare once these conditions develop…the ones that the GOP apparently doesn’t want to prevent them from getting in the first place! Obesity is the way to go!!Because we all know that poorer families, white, black, Hispanic and everything in between, tend to eat cheaper, more processed foods, often times because they are in places with limited grocery shopping options…and for Baby Jesus’ sake, we don’t want THEM hanging around too long because they are BAD, UNWORTHY people and  what better way to go than to just cut out healthcare for them!!! Let’s feed them “crap” at school and help their demise along right from the start of their lives! That’s a plan!!This is the way the GOP plays the game all the time….opioid/mental healthcare slashed under Republican “healthcare” (GOP Plan Strips Addiction, Mental Health Coverage For Millions As Opioid Deaths Soar ) while Jeff Sessions plans a rollback of Obama era rules with the intent to again jail even low-level drug offenders that have filled up our prisons… Hell, we really need to build more private prisons so that industry can make more money!!For the gory details on this one, see

Sessions expected to roll back Obama-era policies on drug crimes

So you see, the GOP wants to feed you crap if you’re young and need a school meal then deny you health care and apparently figures people suffering from opioid use really need to just die…or if you’re a pot smoker, well Sessions is onto that, too, and you can just spend decades in jail to help the bottom line of private jail companies. The trick to all this is that they have to be careful to allow you to live long enough on crappy food so they can populate the jails…

But don’t despair if you fall into one of these groups…you are helping Trump be a “winner” and you should be PROUD that you are helping the GOP set the clock back as YOUR time runs out!

P.S.  Sarah Palin will chug a giant soda in your honor!!!

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Obama Humor: Get Used to It! The Jerk Makes a “Careless and Offhanded” Joke About Nancy Reagan

~~By InsightAnaltytical-GRL

Well, NPR has an interview up with a professor from George Mason University who says Obama is patterning his transition after Ronald Reagan.

Obama Looks To Reagan For Transition Model

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All Things Considered, November 7, 2008 · President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team is expected to take tips from Ronald Reagan’s carefully orchestrated transition. James P. Pfiffner, professor of public policy at George Mason University and author of The Strategic Presidency: Hitting The Ground Running, says that Obama, like Reagan, seems to have started planning early.

For a guy who is channeling Reagan, then where did the crass reference to Nancy Reagan in Friday’s press conference come from?

Now, I wasn’t a fan of Nancy Reagan, but she wasn’t much in my consciousness, either. I remember all the negative talk about her designer clothes…remember, this was the era when “Dynasty” and “Falcon Crest”  (the latter featuring Reagan’s ex-wife Jane Wyman) were big hits (“Dynasty” started airing in January 1981, “Falcon Crest” in December of that year), and J.R. Ewing ruled the airwaves on “Dallas.”  Glitz and fancy clothes and the mores of the rich…yes, it was the Reagan-era.

After Reagan was shot in March 1981, Nancy apparently consulted an astrologer.  She needed comfort and that’s one of the places she turned to, I guess.  As someone who was studying astrology (and was later published in some astrology magazines), I wasn’t affronted by the news when it came out, later in Reagan’s presidency–I was fascinated by it. Here we were in the era of the ascent of the Religious Right and Nancy Reagan was consulting an astrologer. As a contradiction, it was sort of cool.

Nancy Reagan didn’t attend the Republican Convention, but she endorsed John McCain, and also was “impressed” with Obama, according to her son Ron Reagan. She fell and broke her pelvis in October, but made it home.

But, although her last name is “REAGAN ” and she apparently spoke kindly about Obama, she’s not the correct kind of “REAGAN.” She’s a WOMAN-McCAIN sort of Reagan, not the real deal.  Oops.

So, Obama has been admiring Reagan at least in public since the early days of the primary season, lauding him profusely in that Reno-Gazette Journal (Nevada) interview…but at his VERY FIRST PRESS CONFERENCE as President-elect, he went out of his way to diss Nancy Reagan…

He was making a comment about how he had spoken to “every living President” (?!) and dragged her into the  moment as he apparently recovered, according to one of our readers who saw it live, mocking Mrs. Reagan for holding “seances” to cover his butt. As far as I (and the AP) recall, she didn’t hold seances, she just went to an astrologer.

Of course, this personal sniping directed at the 87-year-old former First Lady was explained away as being an attempt at humor and Obama issued an apology.

Obama apologizes to Nancy Reagan for seance remark

Nov 7th, 2008 | WASHINGTON — President-elect Obama called Nancy Reagan on Friday to apologize for joking that she held seances in the White House.

At a news conference in Chicago, Obama said he had spoken with all the living presidents as he prepares to take office in January. Then he smiled and said, “I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any seances.”

The 87-year-old former first lady had consulted with astrologers during her husband’s presidency. But she did not hold conversations with the dead.

Obama spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter said the president-elect later called Mrs. Reagan “to apologize for the careless and offhanded remark.” She said Obama “expressed his admiration and affection for Mrs. Reagan that so many Americans share, and they had a warm conversation.” (MORE)

Which only proves again that Obama is a humorless, self-involved, arrogant creepy JERK who has to hit on elderly women in an attempt to crack a joke.  My advice? Work on your mother issues. And get an earpiece so that EVERY word you utter off-script, (when not looking at the teleprompter like you leaned on today)…EVERY word you utter is piped directly to your brain. (And I don’t recall even George Bush using a teleprompter for a presser…at least not THIS early.) Oh, and use that earpiece if you ever talk to Putin…

And as an aside, I heard Morton Kondracke et al on FOX discussing the fact that Obama wants a “mixed breed dog” instead of a reportedly non-allergenic breed like a poodle. At least one of his daughters has asthma, from what I recall, and a poodle would fill the bill. But no, he wants a mixed breed (is that supposed to symbolize something about himself?) instead of a dog that won’t make his kid(s) sick!

Does this guy have ANY empathy at all, for old or young women???  Kids? Or anybody else, for that matter?

Early in George Bush’s first term, I said to my mother that “this guy isn’t going to wear well.”  Well, I’m making the same prediction for this arrogant fake who is about to become President.

More advice…keep it up!  The more hostility, ungraciousness, and nastiness you display, the sooner we’ll see you implode. (I hope.)

And for any dog who winds up in the Obama household…give your master a bite for me…