The U.S. Postal Service tabled its first lady Michelle Obama-inspired physical activity stamp series due to safety concerns, a Postal Service spokesman confirmed to The Daily Caller Thursday.
“The stamps are on hold with the printer and we have not made a decision at this point, right now, with respect to how we are going to move forward,” the USPS spokesman told TheDC. Some of the illustrations on some of the stamps in the series, the spokesman explained, feature activities that some might not consider safe — like doing a cannonball into a swimming pool.
According to a report from Linn’s Stamp News, however, two White House entities — the President’s Council on Fitness Sports and Nutrition and the Let’s Move campaign — raised concerns about three of the 15 the stamps in the series, due to the potentially unsafe depictions on them.
Officials raised objections to a stamp depicting a man doing a cannonball into a pool, a stamp showing a child doing a handstand without a helmet and a stamp with skateboarder no wearing kneepads.
It’s a wonder that the human race survived so long without helmets and kneepads. When I was a kid a “knee pad” was a band-aid you put on a skinned knee and we sometimes wore toy army helmets and cooking pots on our heads for dirt clod fights.
Jeebus! No wonder today’s kids are fat. They’re not allowed to have any fun.