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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

I would like to brighten up the day for the readers and remind everyone how lucky America is to have a president who is so intelligent and well-spoken. I will do this by remembering some of the stupid comments made by George Bush.

On a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people: “In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died – an entire town destroyed.”

Fielding reporters’ questions: “Come on! I just answered, like, eight questions.”

Advanced economics: “I laid out a blueprint for an economy that’s built to last, that has a firm foundation. Where we’re making stuff and selling stuff and moving it around and UPS drivers are dropping things off everywhere.”

On Iran: “Just this past week, we passed out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee – which is my committee – a bill to call for divestment from Iran as way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don’t obtain a nuclear weapon.”

Memorial Day Speech: “On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes – and I see many of them in the audience here today – our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.”

On health care: “The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.”

Campaigning: “I’ve now been in 57 states – I think one left to go.”

Of course those of you without blinders on know that these are not quotes made by George Bush but in fact are quotes from Obama. The only difference is that the press did not make these blunders front page news, and they say the press is biased.

In the end, the facade of Obama is very apparent to those paying attention. He is nothing more than a puppet of George Soros and the ultra-rich progressive liberals. Seems the puppet masters had better give Obama some reading lessons and increase the size of the text on the teleprompter before the fall elections.

Doug Meyers

Glenwood Springs

School lunches may soon look different – but not different enough to stem the tide of childhood obesity. The U.S. Department of Agriculture just issued new guidelines for school lunches, but as a dietitian, I think it’s unfortunate that burgers, pizza and other unhealthy foods will likely still be front and center.

I am the director of nutrition education for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, D.C.

The new guidelines do not require schools to offer meatless entrees or nondairy beverage options to all students.

Meat, milk and cheese are packed with calories and saturated fat, and they play a huge role in the obesity epidemic.

The new guidelines offer low-fat and nonfat milk, but these products are still high in sugar and cholesterol. And a cup of 1 percent, unflavored low-fat milk has about the same amount of calories as a cup of sugary soda.

It is estimated that students get half to one-third of their calories at school. We need to make sure schools provide foods that set our future generations up for lifelong good eating habits – and lifelong good health.

Susan Levin

Washington, D.C.

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