Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Here are some of the key ingredients for this week’s Culinary no-no:
n. A hamburger topped with melted cheese.
The above is the Frenchie burger from the NY restaurant, DBGB.
n. The condition of being obese; increased body weight caused by excessive accumulation of fat.
The above garden is located at
n. A person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
n. A person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives.
Barack and Michelle Obama, the two leaders of the federal government’s food police, have lectured us to death.
We will show you how to eat properly.
We will tell you what to eat.
We will tell you what not to eat.
Restaurant owners, we will tell you what to serve.
Restaurant owners, we will tell you what not to serve.
We will set the rules and you will follow them or government bureaucrats will make you suffer.
The complete and utter condescension has been sickening.
The Obama’s have become the quintessential spokespeople for the phrase, “Do as I say, not as I do.”
Last year, the New York Times reminded us, “As President Obama ran for office, whenever questions of his ordinary-man credentials arose, his aides were quick to say that he loves a good burger. As he worked to win over male voters, a stop at a beer joint would suddenly be on his itinerary. But when the cameras weren't rolling, he was just as likely to have a healthy plate of sea bass and steamed vegetables as a burger and fries."
The newspaper noted Obama’s cholesterol had jumped 42 points since 2007. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told White House reporters, ''You guys think he eats carrots and celery. There's more cheeseburgers, fries and pie than you previously knew.''
How could this be? After all, the First Lady took on America's girth as her persoanl crusade, going so far as to plant a veggie garden to promote all heathy items green and orange.
The British press asked the obvious question: What would Michelle say? (We also learn the Obamessiah isn't exactly a terrific tipper).
So, Barack isn’t following his wife’s advice. One could argue the president is allowed because Mrs. Obama doesn’t practice what she preaches.
On March 11, 2009, the website Listicles.com suggested five foods Michelle Obama should banish for American diets. Sure enough, burgers made the list, and that would seem to follow the First Lady’s emphasis on vegetables rather than meat. A month later, the Associated Press shockingly reported that, for shame, Michelle sneaks out for burgers.
It gets better.
Last August, Mrs. Obama visted the Good Stuff Eatery in Washington D.C. with daughters Malia and Sasha where they dined on cheeseburgers, fries, and shakes. The New York Post reported, "Fellow patrons had their cellphones temporarily confiscated to prevent pictures from being taken. This past October, while campaigning for Russ Feingold, Mrs.Obama stopped at Miss Katies Diner in
Washington's radical attempt to reform
NEWS FLASH to the food police: We just don’t want to eat it. We eat what we want to eat because we live in what is still a free country. What a concept!
No one is suggesting that the Obama's should never indulge in a greasy burger. However, if they're not going to lead by example, they need to tone down their pontificating and over-regulation.
But they won't.
A new book contains an anecdote about the all-knowing Calorie Counter-in-Chief counseling an overweight staffer that he will eat a salad and like it.
1. The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.
2. An act or instance of such falseness.
It's run amok at the White House.
There couldn't possibly be more, Kev, could there?
It couldn't possibly get any better, could it?
It could and it does.
CULINARY NO-NO BONUSES
I don't care what's in a hot dog. I'll take one anytime.
Why you ate too much on Thanksgiving.