Lady M is going to be the keynote speaker at the 101st annual NAACP Convention held on July 12 this year in Kansas City. That’s the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – the nation's oldest and most influential civil rights organization. I know, I know – we haven’t used “that term” in years. In fact some of you are so young you can’t remember it ever being used. But the group maintains its name out of a “sense of tradition.” Wouldn’t it be nice if people still felt that way about our Constitution instead of treating it as an anachronism too?
But here’s the official press release, from the NAACP:
The NAACP says first lady Michelle Obama will talk about her campaign against childhood obesity when she addresses the organization's annual convention in Kansas City on July 12.
Mrs. Obama launched her "Let's Move" campaign to bring attention to the U.S. childhood obesity epidemic. One in three American children are overweight or obese, putting them at risk of developing serious health conditions. The statistics are worse among black and Hispanic children. [ed. of course]
So, the NAACP has come to this: at their 101st Convention the keynote speaker is going to discuss fat kids behinds? Not to dis Lady M, but apparently all the really important issues for the advancement of colored people have already been addressed. Maybe they should just “move on” and register as a lobby group.
But don’t look for Lady M to pass up any speaking engagement, especially to a large crowd. She needs all the public stumping creds she can rack up to augment her awesome Community Service background as a hospital administrator in order to qualify as the officially most awesome African American woman ever to run for President of the United States. You know - just in case Elena and Sonia can’t get the Constitution changed in time for Big Guy to become President for ever and ever, amen.
Meanwhile, Big Guy was in Racine, WI bragging about the fact that his awesome stimulus package has held unemployment nationwide to an awesome 10%. (15% in Racine: even more awesome!) But it looks like he was working at cross purposes to MO’s healthy eats campaign. Here he is, making a stop at a Racine Kringle bakery and sampling the local pastries. He chose cream cheese, pecan and cherry. No, not all together. I think the only flavor he failed to sample was apple. That figures.
Plus, he confessed to lusting in his heart for a bratwurst and cheese curds. How is it a man with such insatiable appetites looks so anorexic?
Exactly what is he smoking?
Breaking News: NAACP to file this morning to change their anachronistic acronym to the “National Association for the Advancement of Cellulite-impaired People” They will be applying for federal grants under the Americans with Disabilities Act.