Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Nag in Chief

Michelle Obama on the campaign trail
"Barack Obama will require you to work. (Youtube ahoy) He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed."

and the Mrs. on using her First Lady bully pulpit to hector us because we're lard butts ...

"No one gets off the hook on this one from governments to schools, corporations to non-profits all the way down to families sitting around their dinner table.

The President as a motivation coach. Michelle as nag-in-chief.

To live in America in 2010 is to be bombarded by advice 24x7. Smoking is bad. Eating too much is sub-optimal. Eating the wrong foods makes your breath stinky and your bowels act funny. Get out of your comfort zone. Push yourself for excellence. Engage. Learn. Do this .. don't do that ... can't you read the signs? Maaaan?

Shit. We know everything you're gonna say before you even say it. Go do something productive and leave the rest of us the hell alone.

We don't need your advice.

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