Agriculture

USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council Loves Obama

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From the Los Angeles Times

Message to President Obama: give peas a chance.

That's the reaction of the USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council to the president's urging of budget negotiators to make the difficult choices necessary to reach a "grand bargain" to raise the nation's debt limit.

"It's not going to get easier, it's going to get harder. So we might as well do it now; pull off the Band-aid, eat our peas," Obama said at a White House news conference.

A spokesman for the pea council said it wasn't interpreting the remarks in a negative context.

"We take President Obama's comment on the need to 'eat our peas' as a reference to the first lady's push to get all Americans to eat a more healthy diet as part of the Let's Move campaign," Pete Klaiber, the council's director of marketing.

"We know that if tasty and nutritious meals featuring peas are served more frequently in the White House and in the cafeterias of both Houses of Congress, it will contribute to a balanced diet, if not a balanced budget."

More news from the First Lady's Let's Move Campaign, courtesy of the Washington Post's 44 blog: "Michelle Obama orders 1,556-calorie meal at Shake Shack."

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  1. I don’t know what is more disturbing:
    The LA Times OR the fact that there is a USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council

    1. It sounds like something from Garrison Keiller…

      1. Ahhh, it’s time to sing the Powdermilk Biscuits jingle…

  2. If I were president, we’d be talking about ramen noodles. Ten packs for a dollar!

  3. “It’s not going to get easier, it’s going to get harder. So we might as well do it now; pull off the Band-aid, eat our peas,” Obama said at a White House news conference.”

    Funny.

    The guy who has been thesingle most irresponsible person of all in creating this mess is trying to pass himself off as the responsible one chiding everybody else to act responsibly.

    1. It’s that liberal maternalism kicking in, admonishing us about the poor kids in China, clean your plate, blah fucking blah.

      Fuck them AND the paternalistic Red Teamers.

      1. Raaaaaaaaacist!!!

    2. The Obama administration: Worst. Remake. of. Being There. EVER.

    3. No, this is going to be his 2012 strategy, pretending to be the only adult in the room.

  4. That’s the reaction of the USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council to the president’s urging of budget negotiators to make the difficult choices necessary to reach a “grand bargain” to raise the nation’s debt limit.

    Once I have the reaction from the USA Tomato and Turnip Council, then I will succumb to the need to have the debt limit raised.

  5. Lmfao.

    1. You wouldn’t be laughing your fat ass off if you ate your peas

      1. That’s the joke.

        http://i488.photobucket.com/al…..hejoke.jpg

  6. “We take President Obama’s comment on the need to ‘eat our peas’ as a reference to the first lady’s push to get all Americans to eat a more healthy diet as part of the Let’s Move campaign,” Pete Klaiber, the council’s director of marketing.

    Clearly Pete Klaiber was one of those kids who would remind the teacher if she had yet to assign homework for over the weekend.

    1. What a smarmy little ass-licker Mr. Klaiber is.

      1. To ClubMed, Dean and Riggs: Klaiber is a friend of mine. He’s a smart guy, quick witted, and a hard worker. He travels frequently overseas, promoting the peas and lentils. It may sound mundane, but hey, it is a part of American agriculture. So please save your snotty remarks for someone else.

        1. If Klaiber actually believes the BS he’s putting out he’s a fucking moron. It’s okay to have a moron for a friend but coming to stupidity’s defense makes you a moron by association.

  7. Are the top honchos of that outfit known as pea brains?

    1. Yes.

      1. I heard those pea brain honchos were created by a mad scientist named Mendel

        1. Hey, Missus Obama:

          I’m 47 years old. I don’t NEED a mother.

          1. Even MORE raaaaaaaaaaaacist than your earlier post!!!

          2. You won’t be saying that after your mother dies.

            1. My mom died about twenty years ago, but Michelle is still out of a job as her replacement, cuz I ain’t gonna hire her.

  8. Are the top honchos of that outfit known as pea brains?

  9. Dear anyone who thinks we have a prayer of salvaging government from the walking atrocity that currently exists: there is a lobby representing the dry pea and lentil industry. Have you given up yet?

  10. A Washington Post journalist on the scene confirmed the first lady, who’s made a cause out of child nutrition, ordered a ShackBurger, fries, chocolate shake and a Diet Coke while the street and sidewalk in front of the usually-packed Shake Shack were closed by security during her visit.

    1) Milkshake and diet pop? Fucking gross.
    3) The Shackburgers look about as edible as an In-N-Out burger. Anyone ever have one?

    1. I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning.

      1. At least she finally got some fucking fat in her diet. Her hair must be as soft as a broom by now.

        1. Or hard. Whatever.

        2. WHERE DO PRESIDENTS AND FIRST LADIES FUCK IN THE WHITE HOUSE? WE NOW KNOW THAT MOST MISTRESSES ARE FUCKED IN THE OVAL OFFICE, BUT WHAT ABOUT WIVES?

          THE URKOBOLD KNOWS NOT, DESPITE BEING A GUEST AT THE WHITE HOUSE SEVERAL TIMES.

          1. Well, we know you fucked Michelle in an extremely uncomfortable place, Urko-dude.

            1. YES, IN THE ROSE GARDEN. WHO KNEW THE ROSES WERE REAL?

            2. What, like in the back of a Volkswagen?

              1. No, standing up in a hammock.*

                *Props to Wayland Flowers and Madame

              2. I thought he meant the ass, which probably would be an atrocious thing to do in the rose garden mid-July.

          2. They don’t. There is no marital sex allowed in the White House.

            1. I went on a West Wing tour in 1995, and I didn’t see any sex going on. In hindsight, I think maybe I wasn’t being very observant.

              1. That tour obviously didn’t include that little pantry off the Oval Office.

                1. No. But I did get a picture taken at the podium in the press pool, which was a surprisingly small room.

                2. I said marital sex. Obviously, it is allowed to fuck your mistress or the American people in the White House.

                  1. But not in the residential section upstairs. By law, the president can have sex with mistresses only in the Oval Office.

                    1. Damn. That was for Episiarch’s.

      2. It smells like. . .trickery.

    2. But.. but… DIET Coke.

      Maybe her excuse is that she is the way she is because nobody ever told her that eating all this fatty food would be bad for her. Now she’s trying to steer the poor children down the proper path that she clearly didn’t take.

      1. The fat’s the good part of the meal. Throw out the shitty bun and the sugar in the milkshake, and you have something good to eat.

    3. …while the street and sidewalk in front of the usually-packed Shake Shack were closed by security during her visit.

      Lovely.

      1. I wonder how much bidness the Shack lost.

        1. Exactly. The WH doesn’t have staff that can go get the First Lady a fucking burger? Never mind the joy that dealing with the SS must be, post 9/11. They are extremely polite though.

          1. I liked eating at the McDonald’s on 17th St. Clinton ate there, so I figured my risk of getting poisoned there was low.

        2. they will make it back in marketing

  11. Pull off the Band-aid, eat our peas,” Obama said.

    It’s Obama’s Broccoli Moment.

  12. In related news, the National Sport Shooting Federation has praised Sarah Palin’s sniper cross-hair “targeting” of Democratic Party Congressional districts.

  13. Dry Peas? Who the hell eats those? That was pea shooter ammo where I come from.

    1. I think you’re supposed to soak them first.

      1. Um…

        1. That was pea shooter ammo where I come from.

          Ergo, small dried peas, not wasabi peas.
          Hope this helps.

    2. It basically means varieties of peas that are cooked like beans like Chick peas (Garbanzo beans).

  14. Um, thanks Um; I know.

      1. Do you get a grape for that response?

  15. I imagine this is going over well in the Palouse.

  16. “”It’s not going to get easier, it’s going to get harder. So we might as well do it now; pull off the Band-aid, eat our peas,” Obama said at a White House news conference.”

    Dumbest. Fucker. Ever.

    1. Dumbest. Fucker. Ever.

      Sadly, no. That sorry distinction still belongs, rightfully, to any/all of those voting for him in ’08.

  17. I’d like to hear the Paula Deen, executive director of the Canned English Pea Council, weigh in on this.

    1. And yes, I am the director of marketing of the The Superfluous Definite Article Advisory Board.

      1. The TSDAAB is big at Ohio State University.

      2. Being the marketing director and all, shouldn’t you be The ClubMedSux?

        1. Actually, my name was originally (-1*the)ClubMedSux. As such, the superfluous “the” cancels out the negative “the” and you’re just left with ClubMedSux. As you can see, I was very good at the math growing up.

  18. while the street and sidewalk in front of the usually-packed Shake Shack were closed by security during her visit.

    This is what pisses me off.

    FUCK YOU, YOU GOOD-FOR-NOTHING TWAT.
    And that goes for Michelle, too.

    There are people on that street just trying to live their lives, and you’re throwing the neighborhood into chaos for a fucking photo op. Go directly to the shit sandwich store. Do not pass go, do not collect two hundred dollars.

    1. Wanna be really cool? Sneak out of the White House without the Secret Service or any other of your entourage in tow, then order your secret, hypocritical order.

      1. It’s not really as cool if she can’t shove in your face the fact that she’s not going to follow the rules she sets for everyone else.

  19. Nixon went to the Lincoln Memorial and talked to the dirty hippies in the middle of the night.

    Is anybody dumb enough to think the Ascended One would ever expose himself to actual humans?

  20. If we’re talking about eating lots of lentils, I think “Let’s Move” has a different meaning than we’ve been assuming…

  21. If we’re talking about eating lots of lentils, I think “Let’s Move” has a different meaning than we’ve been assuming…

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