While Michelle Obama takes her dog and pony show to the London Olympics to inspire kids to “move”, I still choose to be inspired by Matt. He reminds me of my own special kid who qualified for the NC Special Olympics in the early 80’s with a qualifying time of 10 minutes in the 100 yard dash. The Kennedys inspired a whole nation when they gave special kids an “Olympics” of their own. The Obama’s inspire nothing. Here’s to Mattie and all the Matties out there. Their parents, friends and family, educators and volunteers who bring us out of the mindset that competition is only for the elite and the sponsors who pay them.
“Let me win, but if I can not win, let me be brave in the attempt.” ~Special Olympics Oath
First, the OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE photo
Now, you, me and a farm family….
Michelle Obama wants to hug them ? Well according to her “not campaigning” schedule next week…
via White House Dossier
Monday, April 30, 2012
Colorado Springs, CO
1:20 PM MDT Speaks to Obama campaign volunteers and supporters.
3:00 PM MDT Delivers remarks during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Warrior Games. More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans will compete in the third annual Warrior Games.
5:40 PM MST Arrives at Tucson International Airport where she will be greeted by youth volunteers at Tucson Village Farm, a working urban farm built by and for the young people of Tucson.6:10 PM MST Delivers remarks at a fundraiser.
And here’s the backstory
GREENVILLE, SC —
It’s common to see teenagers under 18 working on Ronald Martin’s dairy farm in Westminster.
“They do some vital jobs here on the farm,” Dairy Farmer, Ronald Martin said.
The Department of Labor wants a law in place to keep children from working on farms, even if it’s a family farm.
Seriously ? Help me MOTUS !