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Who Elected Michelle Obama School Lunch Czar?

Posted by V the K at 5:46 pm - May 29, 2014.
Filed under: Obama Watch

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One of Michelle Obama’s policy initiatives as FLOTUS has been to enforce national school lunch standards that comply with the current nutritional fads of the leftist aristocracy; because public schools must… must … be directed what to feed children from Washington DC; otherwise those ignorant yahoos out in flyover countries would probably be serving kids lunches consisting of Twinkies and cigarette butts.

Don’t you understand… only bureaucrats employed by the Federal Government … under the direction of a lawyer elected to nothing and with no background in nutrition … can decide what kids should eat! It is a vital prerogative of National Government, you guys!

Like any top-down, socialistic, centralized Federal Government program, the results have been costly and have made things worse for everybody involved.

Republicans in Congress – who tend to have more faith than liberals when it comes to trusting people in the Heartland to manage their own lives – have proposed letting schools opt out of the Michelle Obama Food Dictates. But the First Lady is digging in. No matter how horrible the results, nothing the Obamas force on the country may be undone. (See also, Obamacare). The Obamas know what’s best for everyone, don’t you understand?

Leftists defend the horrible program, and claim that those who oppose do so because… well, guess why.

“She [Mrs. Obama] also, perhaps unwittingly, brought herself face-to-scowling-face with the clique of Americans who not only hate her husband (and by extension her) but who think “liberty” means that they must be able to eat and drink anything they damn well please.”

Freedom. Horrible, horrible freedom is something the left just cannot abide. Someone, somewhere might make a choice a leftist disagrees with.

Update: Jonah Goldberg suggests the school lunch dust-up is a squirrel to distract attention from the contracting economy.

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19 Comments

  1. Horrible, horrible freedom is something the left just cannot abide.

    Heh 🙂 The point is sadly too true….but I love that expression. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnPGDWD_oLE&t=1m2s

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — May 29, 2014 @ 5:55 pm - May 29, 2014

  2. It’s like that scene in “The Lion King” when Scar in his madness and megalomania refuses to order the pride to leave Pride Rock, because he’s worked too hard and for too long to become king to let a little thing like a drought make him leave, damn it, and he doesn’t care how many lionesses die before the drought breaks.

    Comment by Sean L — May 29, 2014 @ 6:59 pm - May 29, 2014

  3. Freedom is making one’s own lunch. How hard can it be to slap ham & cheese and a little mayo on a couple of slices of bread… some fruit or veggies (available ready-to-eat at the store) and you have lunch.

    Comment by KCRob (SoCalRobert) — May 29, 2014 @ 7:11 pm - May 29, 2014

  4. And if that’s too ‘hard’, I’m sure the PE coach is always available.

    Comment by Ignatius — May 29, 2014 @ 7:33 pm - May 29, 2014

  5. How hard can it be to slap ham & cheese and a little mayo on a couple of slices of bread… some fruit or veggies (available ready-to-eat at the store)

    And if anyone says “Bu-but what about disadvantaged kids living in ‘food deserts’?”, the answer is that “food deserts” in American cities are linked with childhood OBESITY, not with starving children.

    (A “food desert” is a neighborhood lacking access to supermarkets or well-stocked corner groceries, so that the only sustenance readily available comes from 7-11s or fast-food restaurants.)

    Comment by Throbert McGee — May 29, 2014 @ 7:49 pm - May 29, 2014

  6. Liberals, socialists, and communists are all alike. They feel superior to others, and therefore, what they think is best for the servants, uuummm, slaves is what they will get.

    Comment by davinci — May 29, 2014 @ 7:55 pm - May 29, 2014

  7. Point of fact neither of the Obama’s holds a law license , just like the Clintons had to surrender theirs. Calorie limits hurts the most healthy, you need more calories if you are hiking the Appalachian trail than checking facebook. Leftists would deny everyone steak because babies cant eat it.

    Comment by Steve — May 29, 2014 @ 8:52 pm - May 29, 2014

  8. “think “liberty” means that they must be able to eat and drink anything they damn well please”

    Wow! It must be good to be this dumb — one can write nonsense, untroubled by embarrassment.

    Comment by Jane Austen — May 29, 2014 @ 11:06 pm - May 29, 2014

  9. You say FLOTUS, I say FLATUS, let’s call the whole thing off!

    Comment by runningrn — May 29, 2014 @ 11:11 pm - May 29, 2014

  10. Wasn’t it the Nazis who said that nutrition is not a private matter? And progressives call conservatives fascists!

    Comment by Seane-Anna — May 29, 2014 @ 11:59 pm - May 29, 2014

  11. The “problem” really has two parts;
    1) The definition of “obese” is insane. The body-mass-index has been totally discredited, yet they continue to prop it up as “real science”.
    2) School-age kids just don’t get enough physical activity. They ride the bus to school rather than walk, they don’t get real P.E. anymore in many schools, and their paranoid hover-parents keep them indoors and drive them back-n-forth to their friends’ houses for play-dates rather than walking or bicycling there.

    The problem isn’t whole grains or not, it’s the damn*d high-fructose corn syrup in everything. We I was in school, we had three beverage choices; whole milk, low-fat chocolate milk or orange juice. And if you did bring a12-oz. soda from home it was made with cane-sugar, not HFCS. Lunch was a PBJ sandwich, a tuna-salad sandwich, or a grilled cheese with chips and no-one died of lacto-intolerance, mercury poisoning or nut-allergies. If you went fancy you had a bowl of chicken noodle or bean soup on the side.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — May 30, 2014 @ 12:19 am - May 30, 2014

  12. @ Ted B.: The BMI a joke. The real measure of physical health is body fat percentage, but since that takes time to calculate, school nurses and health professionals say, “Oh, the BMI is accurate enough.” Perhaps it’s ok for people of average height, but people of below-average height like me who do weight lifting and stuff on a regular basis, it’s ridiculously easy to be considered “obese,” even if you an acceptable body fat percentage. Mind you, I have a few extra pounds myself, but the point still stands.

    Comment by Sean L — May 30, 2014 @ 6:52 am - May 30, 2014

  13. I recently learned this rule.

    Kids on free/reduced lunches have to eat the food on their tray or throw it away. Don’t like that half a kiwi fruit on your tray? You can’t give it to somebody who will eat it, if you don’t like it it has to go I the trash because the lunch ladies have to put it on your tray.

    I would just love to know how much good gets thrown away because the food items have to go on the tray and the kids have to eat it or throw it away.

    If the lunch ladies fail to put the food on your tray-the school can lose federal funding. If a kid is caught giving food away that kid and their family can lose their free/reduced lunches.

    Rules are ridiculous.

    Comment by Just Me — May 30, 2014 @ 7:24 am - May 30, 2014

  14. When you elect a male President, you get the First Lady, and they all have a specific cause. All of the causes are fine, it is only a difference if the FL takes an authoritarian tone to that cause.

    Comment by davinci — May 30, 2014 @ 8:35 am - May 30, 2014

  15. @ davinci: There’s something to be said for a bachelor president.

    Comment by Sean L — May 30, 2014 @ 9:58 am - May 30, 2014

  16. “Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it’s not illegal.” — Voltaire

    Comment by Ignatius — May 30, 2014 @ 10:16 am - May 30, 2014

  17. When we arrived in the U.S., my mother used to give me money to buy my lunch; until the day something was served that I never saw, nor ate, and particularly didn’t like the smell. I didn’t want it but a teacher (not mine) forced me to eat it. It was Welsh Rarebit. Then my teacher obligated me to go to the other teacher and during class, I had to apologize and say that I liked it. When I told my mother about the incident, she decided to pack my lunch, which was usually left overs, like eggplant or veal parmagianna, meatballs, sausage and peppers, or italian deli meats and cheese. Then as an adult I learned to expand my tastes. In an Episcopal seminary, occasionally was served Welsh Rarebit, with fresh tomato slices on top, which was, dubbed Anglican Pizzza. Nobody should be forced to eat what they don’t find appetizing. Michelle should serve those lunches to Sash, and Melia, and butt out of the rest of the kids lives.

    Comment by Roberto — May 30, 2014 @ 11:44 am - May 30, 2014

  18. The problem isn’t whole grains or not, it’s the damn*d high-fructose corn syrup in everything.

    HFCS might interfere with the brain’s “tummy feels full now” sense, but kids who drink too much Posher For Kassover cane-sugar soft drinks and don’t exercise will still tend to put on weight.

    Incidentally, one thing that’s not clear to me is whether the photos like the one above represent the daily prix fixe lunch (but students can pay an extra dollar or so to get tater tots and a cookie a la carte), or if the burger and half a kiwi fruit are actually the max that a single student is allowed to purchase from the cafeteria on a given day.

    Comment by Throbert McGee — May 31, 2014 @ 4:44 pm - May 31, 2014

  19. The correct answer: pass a law that says the White House and all Federal cafeterias will only serve or reimburse for the menu approved for children.

    Let Michelle Obama eat her own food and force her puppet cook Sam Kass to make only that.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — May 31, 2014 @ 4:54 pm - May 31, 2014

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