FLOTUS FILES  2:55 pm March 13, 2012

Michelle Obama Brags To Child About Fancy Sweet Potato Fries

by Blair Burke

That's MRS. Flotus to you... According to most people, journalism has seen better days, and as an industry/art form/whatever you want to call it, is really just sending reluctant, furloughed editors to set up subscription booths at the nearest Walgreen’s and hoping for the best. But there are still young people in this country who want to see journalism survive as more than just a thing that helps interpret trending Twitter topics for Olds. There are young people like 11-year-old Topanga Sena, who want to ask the tough questions that aren’t being answered – questions like, “If you, First Lady Michelle Obama, had magical powers, what great gift would you bestow upon your Obese Nation?”

Young Topanga is a reporter for the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, which is apparently some sort of liberal group that allows lady reporters to wear simple orange polos rather than the standard cleavage shirt and clown-hooker makeup. In a new video of Topanga’s February interview with our FLOTUS, she questions the First Lady about the federal government’s control of bake sales, something weighing heavily on the minds of elementary school children everywhere.

Obama told Topanga Sena, a young Scholastic News reporter, that ‘Let’s Move!’ is “not about having government tell people what to do, because government doesn’t have all the answers.”

“I don’t believe in absolute ‘no’s’ to anything, because that wouldn’t make life fun,” Obama told Sena. “What would life be without the bake sale, right?”

Conservative pundits and outlets such as the Drudge Report reported last year that Obama wanted to ban French fries in restaurants after the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster announced that it was working on creating healthier options for its children’s menus. The first lady addressed the controversy by talking about her love of French fries.

Here is that important part of the video where Michelle Obama addresses her love of french fries, and also brags about the elitist (and Muslim and communist) “healthy” fries served at the White House.

[HuffPo/YouTube]

 

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{ 92 comments }

BigSkullF*ckingDog March 13, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I love sweet potatoes and I love fries. Sweet potato fries? Not so much.

Tundra Grifter March 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm

They yam what they yam.

valthemus March 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm

You can serve sweet potato fries with salt and olive oil as a side dish or dust them with cinnamon and sugar for afters. Either way, I love 'em.

Chet Kincaid March 13, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Au contraire! (Oh merde, my agenda is showing!!)

DaRooster March 13, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Try about 1/4 part sweet po in with your Sunday mornin' country fries… just right!!

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Sweet is the jew of potato fascism.

fuflans March 13, 2012 at 6:54 pm

i'm with you big red.

i do not like french fried sweet yam.

Negropolis March 14, 2012 at 3:24 am

I really want to like them, and have tried them from a number of different establishments, but can't get into them. They've either been completely flavorless (so why not just have plain fries, then), or really gummy.

Tundra Grifter March 13, 2012 at 3:01 pm

"Topanga?" I don't want to dog an 11-year old kid, and it certainly isn't a child's fault this is the name her parents selected, but are daughters these days being named after famous canyons?

Are there so many people on the fact of this earth we've flat out run out of names?

Who knew?

metamarcisf March 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Director Ron Howard named his daughter after one of those Utah national parks…

Tundra Grifter March 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Arches?

BaldarTFlagass March 13, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Goosenecks of the San Juan Howard? Oh, wait, that's a state park.

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Zion?

BaldarTFlagass March 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I was always partial to Christy Canyon, myself. But she was of legal age.

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Laurel Canyon rates, too.

coolhandnuke March 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm

The world needz more Fjords.

Isyaignert March 13, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Ha! Good one!!

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Because fjords need no bailing out.

HAH! I crack me up…

usernameguy March 13, 2012 at 3:17 pm

That, or the parents are big fans of Boy Meets World.

Guppy March 13, 2012 at 3:31 pm
ChessieNefercat March 13, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Yup.

gurukalehuru March 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Actually, I think Topanga is a very pretty name. Then again, I like Bristol, Willow and Piper, too. The names, I mean.

Tundra Grifter March 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm

gurukalehuru:

You are, of course, quite correct. It is a pretty name.

Bristol and Piper I'm not so wild about. Willow is nice enough. If you're a tree.

HistoriCat March 13, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Willow is nice enough. If you're a tree

How about if you're a witch?

SorosBot March 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm

A lesbian Jewish science nerd witch – can't believe Sarah named her kid after one of those.

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Or a small person in a Spielberg film?

Tundra Grifter March 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm

For a witch, I'm more in favor of Fauna or Flora. Or Merryweather.

SoBeach March 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I get a kick out of the crazy names certain ethnic groups come up with for their children. Whenever you read about a "Hunter", a "Dylan", a "Sierra", or a "Courtney" getting busted you just know what neighborhood they came from.

BaldarTFlagass March 13, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Mama, bury my heart at the trailer park.

Tundra Grifter March 13, 2012 at 3:48 pm

SoBeach:

A friend of mine met a couple with a baby named "Cutty." When asked about it, they responded "Yes – her name is Cutty Sark. That's what we were bombed on the night she was conceived."

Some years later I met a gentleman with a son named Hennessy.

I didn't ask…

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 3:50 pm

That's like the commercial where the kids are named Colorado, California and Dodge.

metamarcisf March 13, 2012 at 4:04 pm

That goes double for Bryce Dallas Howard

BaldarTFlagass March 13, 2012 at 3:02 pm

"Sweet" potatoes implies the presence of sugar. Well, high fructose corn syrup, anyway.

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 3:12 pm

So we can call the FLOTUS "sweet potato tits"?

MLHencken March 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm

French Fry libel!

MLHencken March 13, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I see the First Lady is wearing the Ceremonial Hoodie.

LabRodent March 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Give me Freedom Fries or give me death.

Mumbletypeg March 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm

FLOTUS: “What would life be without the bake sale, right?”

I was waiting for the good part, when this "Let's Move!" champion got them on their feet to preach the good news of the "Shake N' Bake Sale." Raising those needed school funds with the passion of a thousand line-dancers and sending donors home with a high-carb treat for their hard booty-shaking work.

Callyson March 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Toss cut up sweet potatoes with about a teaspoon of olive oil and some red pepper flakes.
Cook for about 15 minutes at 425 degrees, tossing once.
Yummy.
Suck it, haters.

MissTaken March 13, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Yum!

Also, instead of red pepper flakes, I like them with cinnamon. Mmm.

Isyaignert March 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Ever had them with a maple syrup- based dipping sauce? VG!

Mumbletypeg March 13, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Beat me to it.
And I waited way, way too long to get around to trying it, like just last year; so if anyone else out there is tired of cooking regular potatoes at home? this is the way to go.

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I'm a man. What is this "cook" of which you speak?

Mumbletypeg March 13, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I'm a man. What… "cook"…?

Of course! I forget myself.
For *everyone's* clarification — not just you actor_:
I included the "at-home" only b/c, although (around here, in the local-owned eateries) you can add an order of sweet potato fries, it's between $2.50-$4.00 and usually loaded with excess salt/sugar and oil. Making them at home trumps dined-out in all three categories: flavor, cost-savings, and so freakin' easy, esp. if you line the tray w/ foil then just toss afterward, no cleanup.

Chet Kincaid March 13, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Yes!

DCBloom March 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I like them with a little curry powder

shebeers March 14, 2012 at 3:11 am

Chipotle powder or cumin is tasty too.

LiveToServeYa March 13, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Fuck conservative pundits. Only the virulent, racist, know-nothing right could drum up shit against trying to improve people's eating habits.

elviouslyqueer March 13, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Conservative pundits and outlets such as the Drudge Report reported last year that Obama wanted to ban French fries in restaurants

Wait, wait, wait. I'm confused. Was this before or after Andrew Breitbart discovered Matt having sexytime fantasies about fellating Barry?

Blueb4sunrise March 13, 2012 at 3:08 pm

YAMS ARE NOT SWEET POTATOES!! WAKE UP SHEEPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111111

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Just ask Karen Finley! She wouldnt be nearly so famous for smearing sweet potatoes on her naked body.

Baconzgood March 13, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Off topic.

HOOOOOORAY FOR PA!!!!!!!!!
http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/pa-passes-

SorosBot March 13, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Yay, I get free benzene in my drinking water now!

fuflans March 13, 2012 at 6:56 pm

rick santorum sheds a tear of pride.

Beowoof March 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Sweet potato fries are just are trick from liberals to get kids to eat healthy socialist food. Don't fall for it,make sure you and the kids get real lard fried American freedom fries.

ChessieNefercat March 13, 2012 at 4:18 pm

So down the road, you can watch your your little Hutts waddle off to war.

Chet Kincaid March 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Stop fry-pandering, Mrs. Soweto!! You're still not an American!1!!

UW8316154 March 13, 2012 at 3:24 pm

You know, before she was Mrs. Soweto, her name was Michelle Robinson. Weird.

BaldarTFlagass March 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Koo koo ka choo

(Simon and Garfunkel, not Beatles)

SorosBot March 13, 2012 at 3:11 pm

As someone who really dislikes sweet potatoes, I'll say no thanks; give me my salty regular old fries instead.

FlownOver March 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Lotsa folks thought they wouldn't like the buttsecks either, til they tried it. After that, they just said they didn't like it.

SorosBot March 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm

But I have tried them! The sweet potatoes, not the assfucking, that is. And I didn't like it.

Chet Kincaid March 13, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Did you use butter? That could help.

memzilla March 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm

That was one obscure "Last Tango In Paris" reference there, Mr. K.

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm

You've never done buttsecks?

Wow. Dude. I can get a line started around the block here for ya!

Oh, wait…I mean, you'd be catcher, so put that thing away…

Tundra Grifter March 13, 2012 at 3:24 pm

FlownOver:

It's an acquired taste – like Scotch and asparagus.

Especially if you're gettin' and not givin'.

Chet Kincaid March 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Wait a minute, what exactly are you doing with the yams?!

FlownOver March 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm

I'd just as soon not have scotch and asparagus inserted there.

Scotch or asparagus, maybe.

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Hear hear! Even if it's poutine, it's better than sweet potato fries!

FlownOver March 13, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Maple Leaf Libel!

FakaktaSouth March 13, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Apparently the end goal of everything you do as a Republican has to be about getting fat.
Sex for pregnancy, food for obesity, got it.

MissTaken March 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Eat too many sweet potatoes you'll turn orange, like Boehner. Just a warning.

SorosBot March 13, 2012 at 3:24 pm

And here I thought that was the whiskey.

Chet Kincaid March 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Boehner's lovely glow comes from sauteeing his liver in Cointreau.

vulpes82 March 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm

History's greatest monster.

dadanarchist March 13, 2012 at 3:15 pm

"Fucking elitist."

"Wait, aren't sweet potatoes a big part of Southern cuisine."

"Fuck you, elitist. Roll Tide!!!!"

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 3:15 pm

So lemme get this straight: two restaurant chains, perhaps under coercion from the administration, but more likely making a decision based on focus groups and surveys that indicate they'd get more customers if they didn't turn kids into walking buttermilk, decide to serve healthier options and somehow, it's Michelle's fault.

K, got it now.

valthemus March 13, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I'd like to think Fox "News" is at least a tiny bit ashamed to be so thoroughly outclassed by the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, but I'm pretty sure they maintain a "No Shame Zone."

MadBrahms March 13, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I bet she serves them to Barack with his mustard burgers. Communists.

actor212 March 13, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I heard down at the Abortionplex, they serve sweet potato fries with the "chicken fingers"

Say, why don't they ever need medical waste disposal at the Abortionplex?

Sassomatic March 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm

So does Islam forbid regular potatoes or what's the deal?

An_Outhouse March 13, 2012 at 3:50 pm

She could have suggested selling fruit as a money raiser. I used to love it when kids delivered oranges to me in the winter time. I hate the shit kids make nowadays – some crap mix they got at a store, open up, and add water to Who knows what else they threw in it.

Redhead March 13, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Sweet potato fries are the shiznit and I question the humanity of anyone who says otherwise.

ChessieNefercat March 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm

If our dear FLOTUS suggested that scraping the grass clippings and dog poo off the bottom of my lawn mower and and boiling them up with toilet tank water would make a tasty and nutritious drink, I would give it a try.

Oh, and I found that sweet potato fries were fine once I learned to appreciate them for what they are instead of chomping on them while sullenly telling myself, no, they are not real fries.

zedbot March 13, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I'm with the delectable FLOTUS…sweet potato fries rock. Also, elitist mustard mixed with a bit of mayo to dip them in.

fuflans March 13, 2012 at 6:58 pm

michelle and her fancy food can keep running decoy with the wingtards for as long as it takes mitt to lose in november.

Toomush_Infer March 13, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Sweet potato fries in bed with Michelle – delicious!…

ttommyunger March 15, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Fap, fap, fap…..

redarmyzombie March 13, 2012 at 3:42 pm

And the Nelwyns, don't forget them!

Chet Kincaid March 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Not really, somebody else mentioned it here within the last day or two.

Tundra Grifter March 13, 2012 at 4:20 pm

actor212:

That reminds me of the scene from the great movie "Blue Collar" where Richard Pryor tries to convince an IRS agent all his deductions for numerous dependents are legitimate and introduces the kids from the neighborhood as his.

"This is Malcolm X. Brown, this is Martin Luther King, Jr., Brown, this is H. Rap Brown…"

horsedreamer_1 March 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Warwick Davies Libel?

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