by David Kendall
March 26, 2010
“Genetics and family history can predict whether you will become obese but then so can your ZIP code,” says Adam Drewnowski, world-renowned leader in innovative research approaches for the prevention and treatment of obesity, and Director of the Nutritional Sciences Program at the University of Washington in Seattle. In December of 2003, Drewnowski said, “If poverty and obesity are truly linked, it will be a major challenge to stay poor and thin.” 
In a more recent interview regarding her new “Let’s Move” campaign to combat childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama argues: “A recent study put the health care cost of obesity-related diseases at $147 billion a year. This epidemic also impacts the nation’s security, as obesity is now one of the most common disqualifiers for military service.” 
It seems morbid that national security is Michelle Obama’s primary concern regarding obesity in American children. After all, raising healthy American children to become dead American soldiers doesn’t seem like a viable health care objective. But aside from that, poverty is directly correlated with obesity in Americans of all ages. So isn’t American poverty an even worse security threat than American obesity?
A cute post from a charming site called, “Margaret and Helen–
Best Friends for Sixty Years and Counting…”
Original post entitled, “Coulter and Bush sitting in a tree…K.I.S.S.I.N.G”
Note From Helen: I wrote this before Ann Coulter appeared on Larry King Live with Joy Behar. I am leaving my entry unchanged because I think many of you come here for the humor. That said, I feel sorry for Ms. Coulter. She seems so uncomfortable in her own skin. She – like Rush Limbaugh – is fine when hiding behind a book cover or a radio microphone. But expose them to the light of day and they become defensive and nervous to the point of pathetic. It’s sad really. But they made their bed so I hope you enjoy this last installment of my Hell ‘N Notes on Ann Coulter’s book, Guilty: Liberal Victims and Their Assault on America.
Ann and George sitting in a tree…K.I.S.S.I.N.G.
Somebody should warn Laura Bush that a certain blonde fiction writer named Ann is really, really, really in-like with her husband. First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes Coulter pushing a – oh gosh I just can’t go there. I mean could you imagine the size of the feet on that child?
I finished an Ann Coulter book… Now there are six words surely never spoken before. And having finished the book all I can say is, “What the hell was that?”
If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.
It’s the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen, by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different, that their voices could be that difference.
It’s the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled. Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states.
OBAMA: We are, and always will be, the United States of America.
It’s the answer that led those who’ve been told for so long by so many to be cynical and fearful and doubtful about what we can achieve to put their hands on the arc of history and bend it once more toward the hope of a better day.