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USPS to destroy stamps inspired by Michelle Obama

Mrs. Obama concerned the children on the stamps were not wearing safety gear.
Mrs. Obama concerned the children on the stamps were not wearing safety gear.
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Updated: 10/15/2013 10:16 am
ATLANTA (AJC.COM) -- It's tough being a kid. It's even tougher learning to be tough with namby pamby adults running things.

The United States Postal Service, which is only $4 billion in the red this year, will destroy a series of stamps that depict youngsters doing 'unsafe' things, according to multiple reports.

The "Just Move" collection of stamps were intended to promote the government's "Let's Move" campaign advocating physical fitness, a cause championed by first lady Michelle Obama.

But three of the 15 colorful stamps allegedly show behavior the White House deems unacceptable - skateboarding without knee pads, doing a 'cannonball' into a pool, and performing a handstand without a helmet.

You know what's really unsafe? Hitting a baseball without eyeballs or swimming without a nose like the poor children on these stamps.

PostalNews.com, a website that usually can cure insomnia, reports the "unsafe depictions came to light after USPS Marketing chief Nagisa Manabe asked Michelle Obama to take part in a first day ceremony for the stamps."

PostalNews says the "entire press run" will be destroyed, but other sites, such as The Daily Caller, suggest the stamps are perhaps not yet printed. I've not seen an estimate of what it cost to produce the stamps.
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nativejax - 10/15/2013 5:37 PM
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It has NOTHING to do with being 'anti Obama'janeymae..It has EVERYTHING to do with fat ass Michelle acting like she 'works' for the US POSTAL Service and WASTING our tax dollars.

Realchange - 10/15/2013 12:08 PM
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Why is the first lady able to run and decide policy for certain parts of the government? The only first lady I knew that had power to do that was due FDR final days of sickness when he refused to resign. Waste the money to designing the things then destroy them? Because the first lady does not like them? Also it should be reported she is also influencing schools on removing menu items and put in so called required healthy foods that make many kids not want to eat at all...

janeymae - 10/15/2013 11:02 AM
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omg are you serious??? I think we should worry about more important things right now, like end the shutdown,feed the hungry and etc....this just weird,or is it just anti-Obama??? I guess the latter....

Gunny48 - 10/15/2013 10:59 AM
1 Vote
"Stamp out" expensive stupidity like this!

Barbie - 10/15/2013 10:58 AM
5 Votes
so how much did we spend designing these stamps that we're getting ready to destroy.
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