Big Nanny Runs Amok



Michelle Obama-inspired physical activity stamp series raise safety concerns

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.


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64 Responses to Big Nanny Runs Amok

  1. 1539days says:

    You know what’s even safer? Locking your kids inside the house and putting them in front of the TV.

    I love PC fights. I get to root against both sides.

  2. helenk3 says:

    there is an electronic god and he loves the American people.
    NSA data bank hit by mystery power surges

  3. That some of us survive to adulthood is further testament to their lunacy, according to learned educator William H. Cosby, Jr., PhD Ed.

  4. helenk3 says:

    I am not sure how I made it to my age

    walked to and from school
    walked to the store and carried groceries home in a bag
    learned to swim by jumping into the water without a floatation device
    learned to roller skate in the street
    learned how to ride a bike without training wheels
    both without helmets
    climbed trees, jumped rope, played dodge ball and stick ball and tag
    was expected to earn my grades
    until today, I did not realize I was mistreated

    • The Klown says:

      If I was a kid today my mom, grandma and step-dad would all get locked up for abuse and neglect.

    • mcnorman says:

      And we played with cast iron or plastic toys, threw rocks, played in the dirt, hung on the monkey bars, swung from metal swings with big huge wooden seats, jumped on beds that had coil springs, and drank water straight out of the hose. Somehow, we managed not to die.

      • Don’t forget the lead-based paint that covered the walls of our houses. Hell, I even licked dirt and ate fire ants on a dare.

        • mcnorman says:

          Well, I had a friend down the street that liked to lick bugs. She was nuts. Guess what? She didn’t die either. She is now a grandma and has a gazillion grandkids. LOL

      • 49erDweet says:

        In the summer we chased after ice delivery trucks and.gathered up ice chips ice in from streets at each delivery; chips on which we sucked and sucked and sucked for hours. Thankfully, germs were not invented until sometime during WW II.

    • DandyTIger says:

      And: High dive with no diving skills. Swimming in pools and the ocean with no supervision. Parents and grandparents would have ben locked up.

    • wmcb says:

      We took our parents’ tools and built forts and hammered nails and sawed boards and stuff – totally UNSUPERVISED!

      My sister and I were talking the other day about how you never see kids with scabby knees anymore. It’s weird. ALL kids used to have scabby knees. Good grief, I think my knees stayed scabbed over almost constantly from about 6 til about 12.

      • helenk3 says:


        • wmcb says:

          We learned to settle our differences without an authority figure to do it for us. We learned when to fight and when to compromise. We learned that being stupid HURTS. We learned that risk sometimes carries reward – or not, and you lose.

          Are there risks to letting kids “run wild”? Sure. But looking around at society, I think that NOT letting them do so is stunting their development badly.

        • The Klown says:

          We played games that had winners and LOSERS!


        • DandyTIger says:

          Loved little league. Was in the last place team. Never got nothing. But had a blast.

      • angienc says:

        Both my knees have tiny little scars all over them from various scrapes & cuts during childhood.

      • angienc says:

        My two clearest memories from my dad’s “rule book” growing up:

        1. Don’t be a tattle tale. While the perp would often be punished for what s/he did, the tattler got a much harsher punishment because “No one likes a tattle tale;” and
        2. Share it or lose it. On a vacation to Disney World my dad was in a chair reading the paper while my mom showered & my brother & I played on the floor at his feet in the hotel room. We started fighting over a little plastic Mickey Mouse figurine with the usual kid “Give it! It’s mine!”. “NO! It’s mine!” etc. My dad sighed, put down his paper, got up, took the figurine out of our hands, walked out on to the hotel balcony & threw the figurine over it. He walked back to his chair, sat down, picked up the paper and said: “Now it’s neither one of yours.”

        • The Klown says:

          As I recall parents back then were not expected to devote every waking moment to fulfilling their children’s hopes and dreams.

        • angienc says:

          My parent’s were experts at that! LOL!!

        • westcoaster says:

          My parents would take it away too when that happened. They also wouldn’t tell us where we were going in the car so we couldn’t complain.

        • Jadzia says:

          I have had both of these conversations with my kids within the last week. Although “share it or lose it” was not quite as…. THEATRICAL … as the way that your dad did it. : )

          • angienc says:

            LOL — It’s even funnier if you knew my dad. My mom is a drama queen par excellence, but my dad is usually so calm and rationale. Thus the lesson stuck with us more with him doing it then it would have if it had been my mom. 🙂

      • votermom says:

        I had scabbed knees constantly, stepped on a huge rusty nail once. I broke my arm running down a hill and didn’t tell my mom coz I thought I might get in trouble.LOL.
        And I was the wimpy bookworm kid.

        • Jadzia says:

          LOL. I once sprained a wrist and ankle simultaneously. How? By standing on a bar stool to change a lightbulb.

          While wearing roller skates.

      • mcnorman says:

        Remember the badge called mercurichrome?

    • 49erDweet says:

      This Bozo’s “admission of guilt” to the court was a classic “it’s everyone else’s fault because they let me do it” rant. If I’d been the judge as soon as he had finished speaking I’d have added 28 years more to his sentence

  5. The Klown says:

    After careful consideration I have concluded that “goofy cat” is redundant.

  6. helenk3 says:

    Megan Kelly interviews head of the truckers coming to DC and the man who mowed the lawn at DC memorial

    good interview

    • helenk3 says:

      ~~ TRUCKER UPDATE! ~~



      stolen from commenter at Rev Amy’s place

    • DeniseVB says:


      • 49erDweet says:

        Love it. Few government types really comprehend how much space a big rig occupies. And when they bunch up they tend to spread out even more for their own safety and maneuverability, taking up additional room. This could be something unique..

    • angienc says:

      God bless those truckers, but I’m not getting my hopes up that the MSM will cover it.

      They sure put the kibosh on covering the illegal alien rally in the national mall (an event they would have usually covered favorably) because they were aware of the optics after what happened to the WW2 vets that same week, even though it escaped Obama’s notice.

      • lyn says:

        I hope it will be hard for the media lapdogs to ignore the truckers, but I won’t be surprised if the D.C. police harass them.

  7. helenk3 says:

    this is a shock

  8. Somebody says:

    OT – this is troubling news. This is the first report I’ve seen like this have any of you seen any other reports? I remember the 9-11 jackasses did some dry runs. Actor James Woods took the time to call the FBI about what he witnessed but he was ignored until after that fateful day.

  9. helenk3 says:

    backtrack finally did one right thing under pressure. signed bill to pay military death benefits

  10. The Klown says:

    A’s bring the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the 9th. Win or go home.

  11. wmcb says:

    • angienc says:

      As my grandmother would say: Ezra should try noticing the rose in the glass instead of the dust on the table.

  12. helenk3 says:

    Here come the Veterans on Oct 13th to DC

  13. driguana says:

    And to make matters worse, as a stamp collector, those stamps suck!
    Actually as far as I can tell, two of them are also dances, twist and swim….maybe someone should invent new dances for all of them…..I love do see Mooch do The Bounce!!!

  14. DeniseVB says:

    Malala didn’t win the Peace Prize 😦 Some organization that’s against chemical weapons ? Just got the blurb when I turned on the news…..

    Obama should give her his.

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Local DC news station live blogging the Truckers arriving here:

    Seems that #T2SDA is the hashtag to follow ?

  16. Mary says:

    In the new NBC/WSJ poll, Obama’s approval number with Independents is 16. Only 16% of Independents approve of the job he’s doing.

    It’s stunning.

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