Believe it or not, there are some people who find Mrs. Obama's campaign to get American children to eat healthier foods and to exercise more unAmerican and not relevant. Somehow, these people believe that because this nation is involved in fighting terrorism, the FLOTUS should not waste time and effort to get us to do something about childhood obesity, which is now an epidemic in this country.
But the reality behind the criticism is this: No matter what anyone in the Obama White House does, even if it is something to make American children healthier, someone, somewhere in Ihateobamastan will find a reason to denigrate and trash the effort.
This is sick, and it is emblematic of the times we live in. This nation is so divided and so paranoid that even helping children to become healthy is now seen as some sort of commie plot.
Here is Mrs. Obama speaking about the program "Let's Move." You decide how this in any way takes away from this country's efforts to fight terrorism:
And here is Mrs. Obama's speech, where nowhere does she say childhood obesity is more of a danger to this country than terrorism. Nowhere.
Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
According to the BBC, the Spanish nurse who was the first person to contract Ebola outside of West Africa has tested negative for the virus (a second test is required before she’ll be officially free of the disease). And the United States has reached an important milestone: the 21-day monitoring period for the 48 people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola in Dallas, ended on Sunday and Monday. Aside from the two nurses who cared for him, there have been no new infections.