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Why I'm not a superfan of AOC

I ran across a tweet from AOC demanding that the Chair of NY Democrats, Jay Jacobs, should resign over his "disgusting comments comparing a single Black Mother who won a historic election to David Duke."

https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1450531102058328072?s=20

This piqued my interest so I found a quote of what he said and he absolutely did nothing of the sort. AOC has been a champion of India Walton, the candidate that AOC claims Jay Jacobs compared to David Duke. Jay Jacobs chose not to endorse Inda Walton despite her winning the primary. I have no idea why, but the statement he made which AOC is trying to spin is basically saying he doesn't have to endorse someone just because they are a Democrat. AOC is now calling for his resignation and contorting his statement to make her case. That's a GOP thing, to stir up hatred and anger to get an outcome. I do not like this at all and it makes me suspect of AOC's motives from here on out.

We should be better than this.

Below is a tweet that includes the statement Jay Jacobs made.

https://twitter.com/kahuna754/status/1450800415558283264?s=20

We need to have an honest discussion about the obesity epidemic in the US--especially kids

There was a headline today regarding a 10-year old girl, Theresa Sperry, who died of COVID after only 5 days. The article stated that Theresa was a healthy child with no underlying conditions. I have to admit one of my first thoughts was "but was she obese"? Most of the younger children I've read about who are dying from COVID are obese. It's an epidemic but I don't feel like we talk about it enough because it goes in the category of "fat-shaming". If someone has a heart condition, is it "heart health shaming"? If someone is immunosuppressed is it "immunosuppression shaming"?

When I was growing up there would be maybe 1 overweight child in my class. Now it seems to be at least 50%.

I know a lot of this has to do with kids staying indoors and playing on their smartphones, online games, laptops versus years ago when kids would be outside playing all day until they heard their parents calling them home for dinner. Eating healthy is expensive, getting kids to exercise isn't as easy as it sounds--organized sports is one way but it's not always accessible or affordable.

I don't know what the answer is but it needs to be addressed as these kids are being set up for a lifetime of health issues. Michelle Obama tried, but there needs to be a much larger and concerted effort if we're going to turn things around.

https://www.pilotonline.com/news/health/vp-nw-coronavirus-teresa-sperry-suffolk-20211004-75dz3bppmrb7zi467vbjyt7gji-story.html
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