Thursday, January 20, 2011

Michelle Obama is Killing More People than Obesity

Your first reaction: Are you fucking serious? Yes. Yes I am. Here's the article insinuating that Michelle Obama's Let's Move program is to blame for an increase in pedestrian deaths. Because when you get out there and are active, that means more people can hit you with their cars while they're not getting fit.

(Personally, I'd maybe, just perhaps, posit a secondary source: a shitty economy & jobs situation. No money for gas = walky-walky when you'd normally drivey-drivey.)

No, but there's more!

First off, I don't think she should've been talking about Barack like that in front of kids.

So before I even read the article about car accidents, I keyed into this:

Do you see it? Perhaps this will help:

Yes, the original logo looks like it's plowing into someone upside-down. And if I can see that in .5 seconds, how did everyone on the graphics team miss it?


Debra She Who Seeks said...

It's a government conspiracy. You know, along with the Death Panels.

Kay Dennison said...

No. It's a GOP conspiracy!

Anonymous said...

Aren't humans amazing? They kill wildlife - birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.

Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal - health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.

So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.

Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and then call for Peace on Earth.

~Revised Preface to Old MacDonald's Factory Farm by C. David Coates~


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"Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' But, conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right."
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Lemmy Caution said...

The instant I saw that sign I thought it looked like someone getting plowed into and dismembered. That's some truly shitty graphic design.

I respect what Anonymous is saying....but steak is good.

Ricky Shambles said...

Debra & Kay - You're both right!

Anon - good point.

Lemmy - good eye ...and point. If God didn't want us to eat animals, why did He make them out of meat?

Booksteve said...

What makes you think the designers didn't see it? Or maybe even purposely put it there for its subliminal value?

Ricky Shambles said...

Well said, Booksteve. Subconscious violence easily incites excitement, enhanced emotional reaction to the logo and therefore the program.