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First lady encourages young 'knuckleheads' to get healthcare
« on: February 21, 2014, 08:43:45 AM »
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February 21, 2014, 08:24 am
First lady encourages young 'knuckleheads' to get healthcare

By Mario Trujillo

First lady Michelle Obama called on young “knuckleheads” to sign up for healthcare — saying they are not invincible.

Appearing on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” Obama said young people have the perception they are invincible, but “life happens.”

“And a lot of young people think they are invincible but the truth is young people are knuckleheads,” she said. “They are the ones who are cooking for the first time and slicing their finger open. They are dancing on the bar stool.”

She was quick to point out the federal healthcare exchange website is functioning better than it was in the early days of the rollout last year.

“It’s working!” she said, adding that young people could get healthcare for “less than the cost of gym shoes.”

Obama made her appearance on the show to promote her “Let’s Move” campaign, appearing in a sketch along side Fallon and Will Farrell, who both portrayed female characters.

“Exercise is not ew,” Obama said, using the catchphrase from the skit. “You just have to find an activity that is right for you.”

The first lady touted a new initiative aimed at encouraging people around the country to share how they exercise through social media.

She said if enough people shared photos, she would get President Obama and Vice President Biden will show the public “how they move.”

“I want to see how people around the country are moving and changing the standards for health for our kids, because people are doing some amazing things,” she said. “And the fun thing is that if we get enough of a response, we will have a little surprise. The president and maybe the vice president will show us how they move.”

She said she has “a little pull” in that department. 

During the 10-minute interview, Obama also talked about her two daughters’ reluctance to live in the White House.

"Malia is like, 'Dad, please just don't come to my school,'” she said. “Just keep your SWAT team [away]. They really want normalcy and the White House isn't normal. So they go other places."

Malia will soon turn 16, which will allow her to get her driver’s license. 

“They have got to be able to function as normal people, and driving is a part of that," Obama said.

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Re: First lady encourages young 'knuckleheads' to get healthcare
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2014, 12:54:50 PM »
Two things.. first these people are so uncouth and second.. have they forgotten the mandated all young people up to age 26 can stay on mom or dad's insurance.
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Re: First lady encourages young 'knuckleheads' to get healthcare
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 12:57:56 PM »
Two things.. first these people are so uncouth and second.. have they forgotten the mandated all young people up to age 26 can stay on mom or dad's insurance.

They are uncouth and they cannot keep up with their lies.

They are more desperate than a crack addict to get the young ones to sign up or they are doomed. They can't fix stupid but they are trying.
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Re: First lady encourages young 'knuckleheads' to get healthcare
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2014, 03:26:49 PM »
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... the truth is young people are knuckleheads. They are the ones who are cooking for the first time and slicing their finger open. They are dancing on the bar stool. ...
She seems to be implying that they're also a bunch of drunks. Who dances on bar stools?

As for "cooking for the first time," really? They just pick up a razor-sharp chef's knife out the blue sometime in their early 20s and *bam!* slice their fingers (which probably doesn't require medical attention anyhow, I did it several times during my culinary career).  :shrug:
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Re: First lady encourages young 'knuckleheads' to get healthcare
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2014, 05:30:25 PM »
She seems to be implying that they're also a bunch of drunks. Who dances on bar stools?

As for "cooking for the first time," really? They just pick up a razor-sharp chef's knife out the blue sometime in their early 20s and *bam!* slice their fingers (which probably doesn't require medical attention anyhow, I did it several times during my culinary career).  :shrug:

Michelle Obama calling them knuckleheads is about as ridiculously desperate as the Pajama Boy marketing ploy.

If the "knuckleheads" don't buy Obamacare they can't order insurance companies to comply
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?


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