RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, this is not good news. Well, it may not be bad news actually. "New York's Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school district has become the latest casualty in first lady Michelle Obama’s preferred lunch plan, dropping the menu after too many students complained of hunger. '[Food service manager Nicky] Boehm and her staff worked hard to implement the new regulations, but there were just too many problems and too many foods that students did not like and would not purchase,' said Assistant Superintendent Chris Abdoo about the National School Lunch Program in a statement reported by EAGNews.org."
Now, we're told that Moochelle Obama is a nutritional expert. We're told that Barack Obama is an expert in everything. He knows more about the coal business than the people in it. He knows more about health care than the doctors and hospitals. He knows more about the oil business. He knows more about anything than anybody. And she, as the mother of two and a woman who has a garden, knows food apparently, and knows food for you and your kids, too. She's a nutritional expert.
So the First Lady, she has to do something, so she created the school lunch program and it ended up leaving kids hungry. But isn't that the point if they're obese? How do you balance these? Moochelle's running around saying everybody's fat, morbidly obese. It's a national crisis. It's a national security threat. We gotta do something about it. So she comes up with a regimen here that's designed to make them healthy and they get hungry. Isn't that the point? I mean, if you want them to lose weight, if they're too fat, if their obesity is a national security threat, isn't there going to have to be some hunger?
But the little devils, they can't learn. See, we've learned this. If they don't get the right kind of stuff, they get up at seven o'clock, that's too early, they can't learn. If the Republicans cut the school lunch program, they can't learn. If Moochelle doesn't feed them enough, they can't learn. Why would she let our children wither on the vine? I thought it was Republicans that were hell-bent on starving kids. Turns out it's Obama's wife doing it. Who woulda thought? But then, isn't that the plan?
Get this, since we're talking about food. This is from the Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal, not TMZ. "Eating so-called comfort foods with large amounts of fat and sugar has been shown to vastly improve people's moods. A report in the Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science suggests that drawing pictures of unhealthy food can also have positive effects on mood."
Have you ever tried that? Try it. Next time you're hungry and you want some comfort food, instead of grabbing a couple sliders and some parmesan fries, just sit down and draw them and see if your mood improves. That's the story. From September to November 2012, researchers recruited 61 students from St. Bonaventure University in upstate New York. The subjects included 22 men and 39 women in their early 20s. Most were slightly overweight. ... The subjects were randomly assigned to one of four groups. One group drew high-fat, high-sugar cupcakes." These are university students in a study, folks, in the United States.
One group drew cupcakes, another drew pictures of pizza. "A third drew low-fat, high-sugar strawberries, while a fourth drew low-fat, low-sugar peppers. Each participant was instructed to use red, green and black pencils. ... Drawing pizzas improved the subjects' mood by 28%, while sketching cupcakes and strawberries boosted spirits by 27% and 22%, respectively. Mood in the pepper group improved by only 1%." Is this not absurd?
Well, no, no, no. No, no. We're talking about things you eat. Okay, so if you draw pictures of pretty girls versus ugly, you're bringing Dustin Hoffman back into this. Okay, so if you draw pictures of pretty girls, you're gonna feel guiltier than if you draw pictures of ugly girls. And if you draw pictures of uglier girls, are you gonna feel better about yourself because you're open to it? Anyway, I don't know how you measure improved moods. They just said that they were able to do that. By the way, Mrs. Obama's student meal program cost $3.2 billion a year. You can feed a lot of children for $3.2 billion a year, but that $3.2 billion is actually going to feed Moochelle's ego.
RUSH: Here's Laurie in Pittsburgh. Laurie, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. You started earlier in the show talking about Michelle Obama's school lunch, and I had a whole year of seeing the Limbaugh Theory in action because my school had it. And when my children would come home during the --
RUSH: Wait. Wait.
RUSH: Wait. Your school had the Michelle Obama lunch program?
CALLER: Yes, they had the menu.
RUSH: The menu. Okay.
CALLER: Yes. Yes. In fact, when the menu came out in the first week of school I'm like, they used to get on Mondays, that was my son's favorite day, they would get a national brand of pizza day, and then it changed over. Now they're getting whole wheat pizza --
RUSH: Well, now, Laurie, the story that I had today was that the kids that are being subjected to the Moochelle Obama menu are coming home hungry.
CALLER: Absolutely. And let me get to that. When my sons come home, where it used to be I could give them a little snack, now they want their food when they come home, and they're eating twice as much because they're not getting enough food at school. An athlete that I know, kids or athletes at school who have their athletics right after school, are having to buy two and three lunches.
RUSH: Wait a minute. Where are they getting the money? If they're not getting enough to eat from the Michelle menu at lunch and they're eating after school, who's the buying that for 'em? Where they getting --
CALLER: No, no. I'm saying at lunchtime the student athletes would buy two and three lunches --
CALLER: -- to be able to sustain themselves during their after school activities.
RUSH: I see. I see.
CALLER: I know that for a fact.
RUSH: Are your kids -- I don't mean to be personal -- but are your kids overweight?
CALLER: You know what, yes, they are, but it's okay. They're 12, they're going through a growth spurt.
RUSH: Aren't they supposed to be hungry? I mean, isn't that the point, if the children are obese, and you're trying to get them to lose weight, I'm sorry, being hungry is part of losing weight. It's actually why the diets don't work, is because you are never really able to psychologically sate your appetite. I mean, all diets work and then they don't. Every diet in the world works, and then they don't. But being hungry is part of it. Folks, don't forget, if I remember the details -- we had a story out of North Carolina within the past year where a parent gave -- if I have this right -- gave the kid food and the school disapproved it? That's right. The school official took away the food that mom had provided. That's what it was. It was in North Carolina and the point was for kids to believe that the school and the government cared more about the way they eat than their moms did. They said, "Your mom's giving you junk. You can't eat this," and they took it away from 'em. That's what it was. I'll never forget that.