Friday, February 5, 2010

It’s In The DNA

Now they’re criticizing Lady M for making sure the little Won’s are eating right? That right wing media is just so un-American. I suppose they have something against apple props too?

mo tweed2Lady M, contemplating sticking an apple in her mouth 

It seems that at our big kick off last week to fight childhood obesity (you remember: our wax zoot suit appearance? Because vertical stripes are slimming.).


MO made it a bit too personal for some in the press by talking about the wee Won’s “body mass index.” Apparently that’s off-limits for some overly-sensitive critics – sort of like kiddie body-fat porn – who claim that “dieting is a gateway drug to eating disorders”.

Any way, the “experts” are getting all hysterical, saying Lady M should never have mentioned the kids because such attention might damage their little self esteems.

Here’s all I can say about that: these two wee Wons come from some pretty hearty self-esteem stock. Their DNA stands for “designated national acclamation,” so let’s stop wasting perfectly good MSM time worrying this. The kids are alright.

Besides, Lady M went on to tell us what this is really about:

“We're going to be bringing the federal government together, those resources in partnerships with business, non-profit and the foundation communities, all of whom are thrilled to be a part of this endeavor.”

In this case, the most “thrilled” of all is the SEIU (file under “non-profit). As their Executive Vice President Mitch Ackerman explained, they’ll be working with us to make sure there is “A more robust expansion of school lunch, breakfast, summer feeding, child care and WIC [the federal Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program] (because it) is critical to reducing hunger, ending childhood obesity, and providing fair wages and healthcare for front line food service workers.”

We are all about nutrition, service workers and the big purple around here.

barney_cabooseAndy Stern visiting the Big White organic garden last summer