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Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980. Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.

It seems that Michelle Obama is now a spokesperson for Subway and guess what? People are screaming for a boycott of the sandwich chain.

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WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama has a new partner in her campaign to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables.

The Subway sandwich chain will spend $41 million over three years to encourage them to eat more food that doesn’t come from a box, the first lady announced Thursday at one of the Connecticut-based company’s restaurants just north of the White House.

Subway will also offer a kids’ menu that mirrors federal standards for school lunches…

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We did a little research on the Subway boycott before launching into a screed about never eating there again. We’re not fond of Michelle, and that puts our feelings nicely. The idea of staring at her while eating lunch, well, we find that to be a sure weight loss aid.

Or research turned up some interesting things. Boycotts make for very strange bedfellows.

If you know anything about the “Freepers” you won’t be surprised to learn that they’re all-in for a Subway boycott for as long as the First Lady’s picture is hanging in the building. We really have no comment on pretty much anything the Freepers do, so there’s no reason to break with history.

Back in September of last year, a group of lefty fruitcakes called Working Washington called for a Subway boycott because a shop reportedly fired a “worker” for advocating for a $15 /hr minimum wage.

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Working Washington points out that this is an easy problem for Subway & Zeer, Inc. to solve: “We don’t expect them to start paying workers $15/hour tomorrow; they simply need to stop retaliating and give Carlos his job back. Until they do so, they can expect ongoing pickets, leaflets, protests, and other outreach to customers.”

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We don’t see pickets in front of pretty much anything here in Arizona. We’re a Right-to-Work state and it’s always safe to assume that everybody is carrying a firearm in just about any public venue. An armed society is a polite society.

Back in July of 2013 there was a group of folks who were really upset that Subway advertised on Rush Limbaugh.

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I was sad last week to discover Subway advertises on Rush Limbaugh. I’m a vegetarian who travels absurd amounts, so I love Subway.

Yet I rather support local shops than a national chain that funds hate radio. Over 2,600 advertisers have stopped supporting Rush Limbaugh’s shows, and Subway should follow suit.

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This one took a particularly interesting turn. It seems the author of the above is the founder of a Twitter group called #UniteBlue, his name is Zach Green. A board member of #UniteBlue happened to be one Bill Talley of Nashville.

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Detective Chad Gish testified to THOUSANDS of images and videos William Talley had in his possession, including children as young as THREE . . .

Detective Gish also testified to credit card receipts found on Talley’s PC as proof he had been buying access to child pornography . . .

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Oh well, those crazy lefties…

Our final find – and we’re positive there are lots more, we just got tired of looking – is this Facebook page demanding a Subway boycott.

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Boycott Subway for supporting Michael Vick

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You get the idea. We’re pretty sure that boycotting Subway is becoming the national pastime. The collective boycotts also don’t seem to have done a whole lot of damage to the chain.

We’re especially enthralled with the idea that the chain advertises on Rush and has Michelle as a sort-of-spokesperson. They’re either working really hard to appeal to everyone or to piss off as many people as possible.

Subway is a very consumer-trend savvy outfit. They were pushing “eating healthy” before it was a theme for fast food. We have to question their decision making process on this one though. While having a First Lady as a spokesperson will get them lots of free publicity but we’re not sure it’s the kind they want.

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Subway will also offer a kids’ menu that mirrors federal standards for school lunches…

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That’s not a tag we would want associated with our restaurant, given this kind of exposure.

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New York’s Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school district has become the latest casualty in first lady Michelle Obama’s preferred lunch plan, dropping the menu after too many students complained of hunger.

“[Food service manager Nicky] Boehm and her staff worked hard to implement the new regulations, but there were just too many problems and too many foods that students did not like and would not purchase,”

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Oh well.

We would urge you to follow your heart in this matter, The Curmudgeons discussed the boycott over our spicy Italian subs last night and decided we’d put off a decision. We’ll probably discuss it again over a roast beef sub.

If you’d like to participate in the boycott, have at it, we love the 1st Amendment. We’d just note that we sincerely hope that you’re not mistaken for a #UniteBlue member.


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