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Complaints Mount Against Michelle Obama’s New Lunch Menu

HolFr Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:21 PM
It is so irritating that so many people turn this into an "I hate Obama" forum. The point is THIS...there are millions of obese children in this country. What exactly do you critics have planned to do about it? At least Michelle Obama is taking a step in the right direction. Parents can pack their kids extra protein and fruit snacks if they feel the kids aren't getting enough food throughout the day. It is ridiculous to complain about this program and not offer up any other alternatives, our nation is raising a bunch of obese, unhealthy kids. We will all be paying the price when we are supporting them through Medicare and Welfare because they can't work. Come up with another solution before you complain!
ahofstetter Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 9:48 AM
And why are there obese children in this country...hmmm...let me think...OH YEAH...FUNDING FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION has been cut and MANY schools are having to take away or shorten recess...WHY? No Child Left Behind. And in schools that still have PE they have to "dumb down" the activities because GOD FORBID the SCHOOL gets sued because little Sue got hit in the face with a ball while playing softball OR because John's feelings got hurt because he came in last during a foot race.
gofer Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:54 PM
And you think school lunches solve the problem? That's nuts. What do you think the kids eat while not in school? It's all a liberal "feel good" program. It's the good intentions. Feed them some rabbit food at school and pretend all is well. Every problem can't be solved and sometimes you have to move into reality and I"m sure people are sitting around wringing their hands over obese children and future problems. Good grief!
gtownhandyman Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:53 PM
"What exactly do you critics have planned to do about it?"

HolFr, it's just not the federal government's place to police what food my children eat. That's up to me as a parent, my child as the individual, and my school board as locally elected by taxpayers.

Why do you think the federal government has to solve this? Their role is small, clearly defined by the Constitution, and has NOTHING to do with what food my kids eat at school.

Why don't we see Michelle back off the ribs and caviar and variety of "1%er" food for a while herself, lead by example instead of by fiat.
HolFr Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:57 PM
Ok, then for you and your family here is your solution - Pack your kids lunch!
gtownhandyman Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:23 PM
Guess what, they can take the lunch you pack for your child away and force them to eat the school offering. Oh yes, and they actually DO it too:
gtownhandyman Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:38 PM
Guess what, they can take the lunch you pack for your child away and force them to eat the school offering. Oh yes, and they actually DO it too:
Bubbalou Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:48 PM
the obamas need to mind their own damn business
dparsoneault Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:55 PM
And while setting an example for our kids how about not meeting with Jay Z?
dparsoneault Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:45 PM
How do you figure we will be supporting our kids when they are on Medicare?
dparsoneault Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:41 PM
I don't think it is realistic to blame the former school menus for the obesity problem. In my opinion it is what they were eating before and after school. Michelle O may have her heart in the right place (not uncommon for liberals), but It always will come down to individual responsibility and proper parenting.
NullifyNow Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:34 PM
Stop being hateful. Thank you.

Also, Michelle O'Nazi has no authority over the public schools. If, in her maniacal and diabolical need to force others into submission, she should do something like this, she should do it on her own time and own dime.

She has no lawful authority over the public schools.

HolFr Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:46 PM
Wow, you need alot of help understanding what is going on here. Let me help you out - Michelle Obama endorsed and announced this plan, she didn't approve it. She in fact, has zero authority over public schools, that is a fact. The USDA approved this lunch plan. Blame the USDA if you don't like it.
AliveInHim Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:05 PM
And whose is the authority the USDA works under?
Becca in TX Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:26 PM
Solution-Keep the government nose out of the public schools and let local school boards and parents run them like we used to do before Uncle Sam started trying to run everything. Quit taking our money and then offering it back WITH CONDITIONS and stay out of our business.

Problem solved.
HolFr Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:36 PM
Obviously parents these days aren't capable of keeping their children healthy based on the percentage of obese children. Someone has to step in....we are out of options. But perhaps you look forward to taking care of all these future diabetes patients.
AliveInHim Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:42 PM
Obviously it bugs the hell out of you that parents don't raise their kids they way you think they should.

Newsflash: ordinary food in an ordinary diet is sufficient to meet nutritional needs. A McDonald's Big Mac has all the food groups: protein, dairy, grain and vegetable.

Now hush up.
jullrich Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:44 PM
Ah - so they are wards of the state in your world, not much of a surprise. Here's a new direction for you, self accountability, personal responsibility, and the end of entitlements?

Is that immature enough for you?
HolFr Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:53 PM
Unless the obese children have millions of dollars to pay for their future health care responsibilties, then of course they will be wards of the state! Something must be done about it before we get to that point. You still have offered no solution to get the weight epidemic under control, which is what the whole issue is about.
AliveInHim Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:00 PM
Not everything you eat influences what your health will be twenty years down the road.

It does not follow that eating an ordinary diet = higher medical costs later in life.

You can either metabolize your food, or you need medical help to do so.

Athletes NEED large amounts of carbs and protein to fuel their bodies. So do hard-working ranchers. Yet both are more fit than their food-conscious gym-rat city slicker peers.
AliveInHim Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:02 PM
Also, some ethnic groups are genetically more prone to becoming overweight in later years. Some folks can eat anything and not gain an ounce.

For women, menopause and the years immediately preceding it affect metabolism, weight and energy levels.
HolFr Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:06 PM
Indeed you are correct, but replacing hamburgers, pizza, and sloppy joes with vegetables, fruits, and whole grains is good for everyone.
smiller919 Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:07 PM
AliveinHim.. I hope you don't really believe that about McDonalds... enriched processed bread, meat filled with fillers and the worst cuts of the cows you can imagine, GMO vegetables... processed cheese. You must have a chronic disease of some kind if you believe that... at the very least you are chronically stupid.
gtownhandyman Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:37 PM
"You still have offered no solution to get the weight epidemic under control, which is what the whole issue is about."

Solution: Make each responsible for his own health, financially and otherwise.

Why assume that the collective is responsible for the care of others and therefore the collective is able to dictate actions that contribute to the need to care? That's the prescription for dictatorship, you do realize that right?

How about we just stop providing support mechanisms that nullify the costs of bad decisions and allow people to live (or die) by their own choosing? Oualla! There's the solution :c)
gofer Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 6:07 PM
I love GMO veggies cuz I'm not stupid enough to think they are evil. After all, it's scientists that tell us they are safe. Liberals go to the Church of Global Warming because they believe in "scientists" and if you don't you are anti-science. However, when science tells us GMO is safe, they, all of a sudden, don't believe in science. They are anti-science. How ironic.
gofer Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 6:08 PM
Don't people have their own problems instead of having time to worry about what other people weigh? That's their problem. People pay for their "sins" eventually.
smiller919 Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:24 PM
Amen HolFr Amen! Geez... I discovered this forum today and I'm shocked that in 2012 there are people like this. No sense and full of hate.
jullrich Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:30 PM
you mean like the death to America chants hate based on Barry's foreign policy, and "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam" ant American comments to the anti American UN, If so I agree - your BOY has tons of hate in em
AliveInHim Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:23 PM
We are also being told how 'hungry' kids are. Good grief, if Phys Ed hadn't been removed from most schools, the kids might not be so heavy. But I guess dodgeball might hurt someone.

Which is it?
jullrich Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:23 PM
Solution, get the government out of every aspect of our lives you moronic idiot!
HolFr Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:25 PM
NullifyNow Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:35 PM
You original comment was the reasoning of a first grader. I suggest you not mention the word "mature".
HolFr Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:39 PM
Umm, and why is that? I'd love to know why you think it equates to the reasoning of a first grader. You shouldn't post things like that unless you have some intelligent response to back it up.
srkeegan Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:46 PM
Hey jullrich,

If you really want the gov out of your life, don't send your kid to govt-run schools to get a free education. Pony up the $10,615 it costs the govt to educate each of your kids every year and send them to private school.

Then it will be a non-issue for you, but don't be a "freeloader," take a govt handout and then complain about it because they are actually concerned that your kid is going to lose a foot from diabetes by the time he is 40.
jullrich Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:59 PM
Cost's the government? You mean the taxpayer don't you? And either way I foot the bill, before you speak I suggest you think and at least try and educate yourself.

Here's a question I am positive you will not be able to answer, avoid, or just try and BS your way out of, why is there an inverse relationship with regards to contribution into the system vs tangible benefits for those contributions? (I guess we didn't build that did we)

The game will end eventually, I'm sure you will be on the losing end. When the engine of the world stops it will be on your watch, not ours, we will continue to prosper because that's who we are...

Have fun in Utopia
NullifyNow Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:02 PM
It is juvenile to make it about hate, because how are you going to prove it?

It's like a first grader saying your mommy wears army boots. So yes, yours isn't an intelligent response to make this issue about hate. I don't hate anyone. NO ONE. And I haven't seen anyone here who does. But I'm going to call a Nazi and Nazi and so forth and a spade a spade and will do it dispassionately and without malice based on the evidence at hand (the behavior of Obama, the witch, and the Democrats.

You support activities which have no basis in law and then have the gall to suggest others do not have intelligent responses as if you valued such a thing? LOL

You are a dreamer.
Tom_Burke Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:02 PM
Don't call people freeloaders when they are forced to pay taxes into the crappy public school system, whether they use it or not.
First refund those taxes to all those who opt out of the public schools. Then their children will leave your dumbed down gubmint-educated kids in the dust.
NullifyNow Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:03 PM
Okay, then don't tax me to send your brats to school. Pay it yourself freeloader.
In Wisconsin, high school athletes are complaining about not getting enough to eat each day, due to the skimpy new school lunch menu mandated by the United States Department of Agriculture and First Lady Michelle Obama.

The story we published earlier this week on that subject is unfortunately not unique. Students across the country are complaining about the new school lunch regulations.

Perhaps the real motive is to starve students into slimming down. Just ask students in Pierre, South Dakota who, too, are in an all-out revolt.

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