Obama issues warning: “You don’t want to be between Michelle and a tamale”

by editor on May 16, 2011

We’re just trying to imagine the response if we had said something like that about Mrs. Editor and Mrs. Administrator. Let’s just say it wouldn’t be pretty.

ABC News has the story of our brave President putting himself in harm’s way:

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Historic: We finally found something on which we agree with Michelle Obama

President and Mrs. Obama welcomed a big crowd to the White House for a Cinco de Mayo reception in the East Room. Hispanic politicians, Hispanic Americans serving in the Obama administration, and members of a commission on exploring the creating of a new national museum of the American Latino were among those in attendance.…The crowd learned a little tidbit about the first lady, courtesy of her husband.

Said Obama: “I asked Michelle the other day, I said, ‘What’s your favorite food’ — because we were sitting around with the girls. She said, ‘Ah, Mexican food.’”

“You do not want to be between Michelle and a tamale,” joked the president. “It’s true. It’s true. But she’s moving, though, so she can afford to have as many tamales as she wants,” said Obama in a nod to his wife’s “Let’s Move” healthy campaign.

Question of the day: Which is more dangerous – standing between Michelle and a tamale or standing between Barack and a TV camera.

Eithe way, you’re liable to get trampled.

Source: ABC News

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Randome-11 May 16, 2011 at 3:22 am

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I wonder how many litres of fat they pump out of the silverback, at taxpayers expense of course, to keep it from getting fat.

Enough to make a lot of burritoes, I wager!

whiskeyriver May 16, 2011 at 8:11 am

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Sorry Randome, I gotta ask. Did you take spelling lessons from Dan Quayle? Tomatoe or potatoe? Just kidding! In the spanish language there is no “e” added. Plural of burrito is burrito’s.

Barb R. May 16, 2011 at 6:21 pm

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Whiskey, you know I love you, but … the plural of burrito is burritos. No apostrophe.

Unless the sentence goes something like this: “My burrito’s in trouble because Michelle is on the move!”

:)

perlcat May 16, 2011 at 6:39 pm

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Damn straight it’d be in trouble.

andre May 16, 2011 at 4:20 am

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What is most dangerous is Michelle and Barack in the White House in the first place, the presence or absence of tamales and tv cameras aside.

OperaNerd1986 May 16, 2011 at 7:59 am

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I hope that Michelle Obama is also *moving* in January of 2013, if you get my drift.

RockingHorseGuy May 16, 2011 at 1:54 pm

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I volunteer to drive the moving van.

perlcat May 16, 2011 at 6:40 pm

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Before you volunteer to drive it, you might want to know that *I* volunteered to fix the brakes on it.

Tesslea May 16, 2011 at 8:05 am

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I completely disagree, you truly are what you eat and I can see all those tamales on her behind. It is enormous!

As a retired fitness professional who had to deal with tamale eating, starbucks and coca cola drinking clients who blamed me when they still didn’t look as good as me because they kept shoving that crap down their throats I say this…
It looks better in the trash than it does on you!

At the age of 46, 127 pds, 12% body fat and running 4 to 8 miles per day 5 days a week with 4 30 minute free weight sessions thrown in for fun I believe in health. And sorry but tamales are not on the nutrition plan for anyone in our home. Don’t eat that crap…. please.

whiskeyriver May 16, 2011 at 9:20 am

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I gotta disagree, I am what I eat. Beef, pork, fish and chicken. Heavy on the beef and pork. Throw in a healty mound of mashed potatoes with gravy made from the fat drippings and I am a happy camper. Gravy made from the grease you fried the fish or chicken is great too, if you know how to make it.

I don’t run anywhere, if I need to go anyplace I get in the car or pickup and drive. Or climb on my Harley and ride. I don’t drink soda pop or bottled water. The first isn’t good for you, the second I get out of the tap and I don’t drink much of it either. The only things God gave us that is fit to drink every day is coffee and beer.

I brew my own coffee, ain’t no Starbucks within 100 miles of me and I refuse to pay $5.00 for one little cup anyway. Half chicory or pinion, half Folgers per pot, I am a happy camper. No sugar, milk, creamer, none of that crap. Why screw up a good cup of coffee. Beer is made from cereal grains and water so I get my daily fiber and hydration allowance. And, it tastes a lot better than Medamucil.

Now on to the subject, mexican food. I buy tamales from a local lady that makes them the old fashioned way, by loving hand in her own kitchen. I guarentee you if you get between me and my tamales you will get run over! Flat enchiladas, made with ground beef and piled high with cheese, lettuce, onion and tomatoes? Yummy! Chile rellano, fresh green chiles stuffed with cheese, beer battered then deep fried? Hard to beat that!

The point is Tess, it is not what you eat, it is how much you eat and when you eat it. I eat three meals per day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. I don’t snack between meals, very rarely do I have desert after a meal. Why do you think Jenny Craig and Weightwatchers are so succesfull? This is what they teach people!

I am almost old enough to be your father. I have never weighed over 170 pounds and I am 6’1″. I get a physical every year and have never had a cholestrol or blood pressure problem. It drives my VA doctor nuts but he, like you, do not understand. It is not what you eat, it when and how much you eat that causes problems. And I am a salt freak too boot!

perlcat May 16, 2011 at 9:32 am

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You’re just too danged ornery, and so the fat is scared to hang around.

Babydoll102187 May 16, 2011 at 10:40 am

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Well now I’m just hungry!

Barb R. May 16, 2011 at 6:24 pm

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Homemade tamales. One thing I miss about California.

The second thing would be an In and Out double double. YUM.

perlcat May 16, 2011 at 6:41 pm

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Tasty stuff. Seems like the tamales are the best just before the health department closes them down.

john May 16, 2011 at 8:21 pm

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whiskeyriver, I understand why I agree with you all the time now. Sounds like we’re about the same age, and size and ride Harleys and black home brewed coffee and beer and Mexican food, especially chilli rellenos. Yea I eat and drink what ever I’m craving, steak, pork ,seafood whatever just don’t sit and stuff crap in my face then lay around.

Tesslea May 17, 2011 at 8:15 am

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Well, I do pretty much eat what I want but it is all home cooked and I make the best buttermilk fried chicken in the state! We just never eat out, I cook everything we eat so I know whats in it. And you are right it is about proportion mainly the problem here in America is that people don’t cook anymore, half my kids friends live on fast food and junk and it’s just sad. My boys would rather me cook than eat out, I make their lunches for school every morning and we go through about 2 pounds of bacon a week I cook breakfast every morning as well. I let them have some junk every now and then but I try to keep them healthy, they love all their veggies even broccoli and brussel sprouts! I can’t eat mexican food at all it makes me sick because I’m just not used to it and fast food can put me down for a week all the grease and yuck in it. It’s different for women though, after giving birth three times I decided that I was not going to be one of those women who just gave in to being overweight. I will wear a bikini for myself and for the hubby this summer, I just got in from my run and I have 10 pounds to lose before he gets home from Abilene. I am one of those crazy old fashioned women who actually wants to look good for him, I do it for myself to stay healthy so I can keep up with the kids. At my age I don’t have a choice. I know a gentleman who runs the same time every day as I do, he is 75 and does a 10 mile every other day. I want to be like him when I grow up!

john May 17, 2011 at 8:58 am

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Tesslea, that’s the correct formula, cooking yourself so you know exactly what’s in it, and portions, and exercise.

Rick May 28, 2011 at 8:45 am

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Hey whiskey I’m a fellow vet and pretty much follow the same exact diet as you. I know what you mean about the VA doc’s. Mine tells me I should weigh 200 or more, I too am 170lbs 5’11″ and they just freak out when they see me. Told me my cholesterol was so good they wanted to do a blood study to find out why. Good stuff is way high and bad stuff is way low. And I’m positive I’m old enough to be Tesses’ Father

perlcat May 16, 2011 at 8:21 am

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Just to clear the air, I do not take healthy eating hypocrisy well from someone on the wrong side of the question “Have you ever used lard in bed?”

Babydoll102187 May 16, 2011 at 8:39 am

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HAHAHA!!!! So does that mean Tamales are now going to be indroduced in schools to replace vending machines? :)

perlcat May 16, 2011 at 8:43 am

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Oh, heavens no.

Her motto: “What’s good for me is not for the likes of thee.”

…and that’s too bad.. I know a place where there are the most heavenly tamales, with the best chili (all fresh, pork, no beans) I’ve ever tasted that can be poured over the top of them… Mmmmmm. Tamales. Sounds like it’s lunchtime!

Babydoll102187 May 16, 2011 at 10:39 am

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Oooo sounds sooo good! i am hungry now after reading both your tamale description and Whiskeyriver’s! But alas, none for me, trimming down the baby weight.

But maybe just one wouldnt hurt…..:)

Buck O'Fama May 16, 2011 at 9:08 am

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I recall she had a chef flown in from Missouri to make her pizza. Where does her tamale chef come in from, Mexico City? Her butt could get just as big eating Old El Paso from the supermarket.

Babydoll102187 May 16, 2011 at 10:43 am

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Maybe she is just tryin to sport a JLo butt?

And THAT is a serious pizza craving!

perlcat May 16, 2011 at 10:50 am

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I’m thinking more on the lines of Kirstie Allie

perlcat May 16, 2011 at 10:55 am

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Reminds me of my all-time favorite line from the short-lived Slap Maxwell Story: He was telling the cub scouts a scary campfire story (about his ex) and then finished up with “…and then she told me she was retaining water, but really, she was retaining Twinkies and Old Milwaukee”.

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