Pop quiz, hotshot:
What is the role of government?
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) February 12, 2016
A joint project by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health spent over $3.5 million to create anti-obesity hip-hop songs like the instant classic, “Bake Don’t Fry.”
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have been working on the program for more than a decade, which uses music to try to get obese preschoolers to lose weight…
The Department of Agriculture awarded $950,000 to the project in 2011. The project’s term does not end until January 2017.
Helping kids lose weight is a good thing. The government is supposed to do good things. Are you against doing good things, teabagger? What would you rather they spent your tax money on, more guns? Bailing out the big banks? Even more guns?
You can listen to snippets of some of these wonderful songs at the project’s website. In addition to “Bake Don’t Fry,” you can choose from titles like “Happy Healthy Kids,” “What Are the Foods in the Pyramid,” and of course that timeless classic, “Skip to My Lou.” You can even buy a whole album of the songs you’ve already paid for. Only 12 bucks! Isn’t that a small price to pay to keep our children healthy? And by “our,” of course I mean “the government’s.”
If you’re not sold yet, just check out this masterpiece:
These ladies seem like good spokeswomen for an anti-obesity project.
Stop laughing, you fatphobic racist. And get back to work. This crap isn’t just going to pay for itself.