I actually live in the number 4 worst. Merced CA. Born and raised here. and yep it’s true the economy is terrible. And if you didn’t know al the worst cities are here in the Central Valley (San Joaquin). It’s a wonder how I became conservative.
October 4, 2012 at 11:05pm
so does abstinence and not getting one in the first place.
September 25, 2012 at 8:58am
even before my daughter was even thought of i knew that i didn’t want any of my children attending public school like i did. its not just this policy its just about every policy in the schools that i don’t agree with especially here in CA. i am glad these kids and teachers are doing something about bad policy.
I have started responding to all news stories complaining about the schools with..."Are you still sending your kids to the government schools? Shame on you". I believe we have crossed into parental neglect if you do.
If it were my athletic children I would provide them with some Gu, PowerBars or Clif Shots or maybe a banana to eat before they start exercising and every thirty minutes while exercising. That's what I would do.
Where's all the talk of personal responsibility? BRING SOME FOOD WITH YOU!!!
What's a matter? Not to hot on that "Hope and Change"? What were you thinking? Now that you are on the government dole, you better vote right to keep the "benefits a comin'".
This seems like a business opportunity, maybe I'll buy a food truck and park across the street from schools during lunch hour. Of course then Obama would sign another "Executive" Order outlawing the practice like the good little Dictator that he is.
MTGIRL...neglect? Really? I make 28K a year to support a family of 5 (working 2 jobs)...where would YOU suggest I get the 4-5k MINIMUM a year it costs to go to ANY private school within 45 minutes of where I live? I know that people who make 60-70K think of themselves as the "average joe" and then spout moronic things like "why are you sending your kids to public school, you should be charged with neglect"...the facts are that there are MILLIONS of Americans that live in poverty that are also conservatives. (p.s. I don't take ONE DIME of government ass, in ANY form, even though we live 5-6K below the poverty line)
This video is very accurate according to what I've seen. When I was 13, I was an unusually large kid able to bench press 200 lbs at such a young age. We aren't all identical, Obama. Some kids need much more food than others. I had to eat two lunches to keep me going through the school day. I had a friend nicknamed "The Moose" who was about 6'5" and weighed about 200 lbs at 13 years old. Today, many kids aren't even eating at the school anymore here because the meals are too small. Instead, the kids leave the school during lunch in hordes to grab junk food at nearby convenience stores. Progressive liberals have only worsened the kids' problems.
It wasn't really the food that was the problem in the first place. Think back 40 years ago and recall that all the kids used to run, bicycle, swim, play outdoors. Today, I very rarely see any children outdoors. Aside from the traffic, this city looks like a ghost town compared to 40 years ago. Most kids simply don't get enough exercise... food isn't the major problem.
Newsflash- this is what happens in a dictatorship. I wonder if obamas kids eat this measly menu at their private progressive school.
Oh, i forgot theyre learning to be good little progressives and they can eat anything they want. Theyll know better.
Wow, democrasheep, you are a complete and total idiot aren't you? So we should pay for lunch at the school, plus have to supply extra food because of the obama food police? What a dork.
I totally get what your saying RLETTO ! All 3 of our kids in private schools....it has been years of busting our arse's to send them..... But worth every penny to know when we let them out in the morning, they are somewhere we trust and if we don't like something, we can voice it and get something done! If the Govt cant take care of our veterans when they return home, how can we give our kids over to them??
Hey, Demo-sheep, from your posts, it's obvious that you worship Democrats. The government shouldn't be telling us how much we're allowed to eat. Did you see that in the Constitution? I didn't. Just continue agreeing with all things progressive and liberal until you realize the irony of your nickname... you're still a sheep. You mindlessly agree with all things Democrat. BAAAAAA
I choose freedom and truth. You'll eat up whatever Democrats shovel and what you're eating is supposed to be... exit only.
Please realise that the school lunch program is like all government programs. "You took the money, now you must due what we say.". It is all about the gov "reimbursement" to stretch the school budget, more on the program means more $$$ for the school in other "programs" Free and reduced lunch applications are handed out like candy at the beginning of the school year, and 65% or more students get accepted (Pinellas co Fl is more, Hillsboro Co, Fl is above 70%). Randomly checked and rarely denied. Several of the parents are seen driving Jags to drop off thier children that qualify for the program. This is the mentality that must be stopped, it is not FREE my taxes pay for this. I am married to a School Cafeteria Manager, dispute me now.
Good satire and So True!!! Well done Kids!!! You will grow up to be good republicans!!!
Get ready for such plans to hit the general public. Emergency rationing. Centrally planned authorities and agencies with federal police power. Welcome to Oceania.
That's the way to do it, Mom - tuck your tail between your legs and retreat! WE NEED TO CLEAN UP OUR SCHOOLS, INSTEAD OF ABANDONING THEM!!! FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!
When private schools start accepting students with special needs, then there will really be school choice. Not everyone wants to use the gov't education system. Some have no choice.
...BANJARMAN...why would any one want to grow up to be a republican? ...how about an Independent American who believes in liberty and freedom...
@MTCONTRYGIRL: Write the check and I'm sure they will pull their children out of Public school. Most people send their kids to public school because of lack of either time or money. Poverty is NOT synonymous with neglect or abuse! And some schools don't allow lunches from home, just ask Moochele.
SCHOOLING OPTIONS: Because we can't all aford private school.
The self teaching cuiculum
When they had those kids crawling at the end... I was rolling on the floor! Too f'in funny. SNL, you are so far behind the curve and far from the edge. SNL used to be like this right here, right on the edge serving the man a healthy dose of comedic truth, but now SNL is just the propaganda machine for the GE man.
Great skit, high schoolers just stepped up to paid professionals and served them a plate of low cal tapioca pudding,
There are plenty of families that send their kids to public school but choose to spend that money on fancy cars, vacations, and toys (i.e. boats).
These parent that can afford it, should be sending their kids to private education facilities. It does give those kids a leg up.
With those kids exiting the public system, it will reduce public classroom sizes and also reduce food costs. So maybe then kids can actually get a good meal in a public school.
bottom line is: schools shouldn't be in the food business in the 1st place! just because it's been done this way for a generation and a half doesn't make it right. kids should be brown bagging their lunches.it's parents' responsibility to nourish their offspring,not the schools/government/taxpayers!
@ExRepublisheep- Have you not seen the plethora of news stories where kids who DID bring lunch to school had it confiscated so they would eat a "properly nutritious" lunch?
are two examples.
This what happens when a dictator runs a country. You are under their control with everything. Anyone votes for 4 more years of this president will have this. Sad to know ignorance and apathy in this great country may be our own despise. May GOD help us all.
Remember the stories of schools taking away student's meals from home?? I imagine there are guidelines to when, where, and what students may eat. For example, no eating in the hallway before school or during non-lunch periods.
Part of the reason why I am part of the 47% of Americans that don't earn enough to pay taxes (and I'm not an Obama voter, please don't insult me) is that I don't send my kids to public school. We homeschool instead, and run a small business out of our home. Our local church has a private school that costs about $50-$100 per month plus books, so it's not always $4-5K per kid. I personally think that my kids are getting a better education at home though. It has the added benefit of allowing my kids to get the nutrition that they need. They're both athletes, so I generally have to keep that in mind when figuring out what food they need to eat (and having the understanding that they need a lot of food and seem to always be hungry).
Perhaps this ridiculous food campaign will help some of these kids realize that laws do have consequences, and too much micromanaging can have negative consequences. I had a teachable moment with my kids last year when some town in California passed an anti-Happy Meal law, and they took the toys away from the meals here at one restaurant in Arizona. We rarely eat out, but they still weren't happy about that.
I'm glad to see that some kids, at least, are speaking out.
Soetoro kids lunch menu @ Friends School in DC
An active teenager should have a maximum of 3200 calories a day, an inactive one around 1600 calories. 850 Calories for one meal is almost a third of an active teenager's daily consumption and half of an inactive teenager's. How many calories do you all think a child needs for one meal? We have an obesity problem with our youth! Feeding an inactive teenager more than half their daily calorie consumption in one meal is more than reasonable. And, if these teens are are still hungry after eating their 850 calorie lunch, then bring a snack from home. I have two extremely active teens (swimmers), and they always bring snacks for after school so that they can refuel before swim practice. They have never complained about the new food choices, and in fact, love the new pizza with whole wheat crust and the "baked" fries. I wouldn't doubt that these students in this film are just unhappy that their food choices have been transformed from unhealthy fried foods, to healthy, whole foods. I am more than happy to help fund these new, healthy food choices. Makes me feel better knowing my tax payer dollars are no longer going to serving our youth fried, calorie-laden junk food.
In many schools parents pay for lunch. These rules aren't just the lunches the govt covers, they're for all school lunches in every public school. Read the article, they're paying .20 - .25 more per meal. But they're not allowed to go back & buy more food. Neither are they allowed to eat the amount of fat or protein they require - 2 - 3 oz of protein is just ridiculous for a growing child & insufficient fat means the body can't metabolize fat soluble vitamins. These kids have chores before school & sports during - they need more food. Children have always needed more food but, they've also had more physical exercise. These are starvation rations for some of these kids & will affect their ability to do their schoolwork. If they're allowed to bring their lunches, I'd do so. If not, I'd switch schools (which can be difficult to do in rural areas) or home school (which is my #1 choice anyway though not possible for some).
Bet Michelle ran out to the first fast food joint she could find after eating that starvation diet with the kids. Takes a bit more than 850 calories to keep her in motion!! This is beyond insanity! IT IS TORTURE! Have you ever tried just a 1000 calorie diet? They are torturing our children! Shouldn't the parents be outraged over this??!!
Sounds like Michell, and Dept of Agri got their Calorie count from Buchewald/Dachau etc. German diet paln for the Jews, and others in the "WORK" camps!
The problem with the calories compared to the nutritional content is the TYPE OF FOODS SERVED! ONE OUNCE OF PROTEIN is not enough for any growing child above the age of eight!!!
We substitute CHEAP CARBOHYDRATES for good proteins, good veggies and good fruits. If these children were being served a good source of meat/dairy/fish/or egg protein (up to four ounces), NOT FRIED (as in a "fried one-once cheese stick"!), with good vegetables, a slice of whole wheat bread, and fruit slices, with a snack mid-morning and mid afternoon, they would have both the FUEL TO COMPETE and reasonable calories for the NUTRITION DENSE food they would be eating!
Put the fryer away, get the breading off of the cheese, and get rid of anything white (potatoes, rice, white bread).
But good eating is more expensive, however, since it is nutrition dense, you WILL eat less!
i have to ask, what idiot decided that anything obama's wife says is law or mandatory in any way???
@Slaptheleft - since you asked... today's lunch menu at Sidwell Friends School is listed as the following:
Lentil Spinach Soup
Bulghur Chick Pea Salad
Shaved Roast Beef
with Marinara Sauce
Roasted Autumn Vegetables
Lemon Herb Risotto
Tomorrow BBQ chicken sliders are on the menu...and they had a choice of 3 different kinds of pizza the other day.
Of course, this is a private school, and the mommies and daddies pay dearly for it, which is their right and privilege. That said, I wonder if Michelle make the girls carry lunch from home to avoid all of those calories and carbs. Seriously, there is already an abundance of carbs in the bulghur, the chickpeas, and the breading on the eggplant...why are they also serving risotto? You would think they would at least serve the eggplant stewed, as in ratatouille. Do you think the White House chef packs up a measured amount of tuna in a pita (whole wheat, of course) and a couple of carrot sticks? I also wonder if Michelle stops by the school store to sample the tasty treats offered there? From their website: "The Fox Den Cafe and School Store offers a variety of drinks, baked goods, and snacks, as well as Sidwell Friends clothing, gifts, and school supplies. Parents, faculty, staff, students, and alumni are welcome to enjoy Bethesda Bagels and pastries from Uptown Bakery delivered fresh daily."
For those of you who comment that parents who are upset with the public schools should just homeschool or go to private school remember this. 1-88 kids today are diagnosed with autism. That does not include the other diagnosed learning disabilities. Most of these kids require speech/language or occupational therapies especially at the early elementary ages to help them learn how to be successful in school. Private schools do not accept, nor do they provide such therapies. If these parents homeschool, they also cannot access these therapies. So then the comment would be, why don't you just pack a lunch from home? We what do parents in the school district in Chicago that has banned home packed meals do? I think we as parents need to take more control back from our public schools and let the government know that it's none of their business what our children eat! As parents it is our responsibility!
Just read Atlas Shrugged and look for the passages featuring Ma Chalmers, the second-rater apparatchik promoting soybeans as the perfect food for everybody. Ayn Rand as the Prophet of Profit forsaw many of the nightmarish aspects of PC and liberal fascism we see today.
0 cannot be re-elected! PLEASE-FOR THE CHILDREN...0's agenda for ALL schools is called "Common Core". "When these dangerous initatives are implemented, there will be NO escaping bad schools and a radical curriculum by moving, home schooling, or private schools.
The story about this is at www.trevorloudon.com/2012/09/terrorist-professor-bill-ayers-and-obamas-federal-school-curriculum/ THIS INFO NEEDS TO GET OUT to EVERYONE. They will be using our own children against us more than they are now. It is all planed out for radical revolution.
Just like Michelle to start a healthy school lunch program when kids are already going hungry at HOME because of her cold, narcissitic hubby's economic DEPRESSION. The kids are hungry!!! Let them eat a good sized meal of what may be their best meal of the day. Stupid woman. She's not going hungry.
I went to public school and we ate GOOD. I found an old, very thin school menu from elementary school in the NISD in San Antonio Here's what we ate and I always made honor roll because I wasn't tired or HUNGRY. Reagan was President with Nancy as first lady who NEVER interfered with what we ate in school. God Bless Nancy Reagan.
On Wednesdays (Mexican Food Day!!) October 1985, lunch cost= $1.10 per tray.
Choice of Cheese Enchiladas or
Crispy Beef Tacos, with/
A hunk of sweet cornbread,
pinto beans, milk or fruit juice,
and applesauce for dessert.
Those were the days!! And the teachers got two trays, if I remember correctly. Those enchiladas rocked!
Athletes and PE students should be given a CARB card. Males should be given one meal fit for them. Also, calories needed are weight, height, and growth spurt specific
"Instead, the kids leave the school during lunch in hordes to grab junk food at nearby convenience stores."
But you know they'll never admit that
I remember something recently about a kindergardener having a turkey sandwich taken away and given chicken nuggets instead. Pretty pathetic.
"i am glad these kids and teachers are doing something"
Funny, whenever a video comes out of teachers and students doing or saying anything pro-Obama, Cons cry "indoctrination" and call for the teachers to be fired. But kids and teachers in a red state making an anti-Obama video, that's "patriotism"? Hmm. p.s. Hope you all have fun giving your kids their insulin shots, because getting diabetes is God-given right, and no Kenyan Muslim is gonna take away your rights.
Libs hate the taste of their own medicine. Bitter and disgusting isn't it. Imagine, athletic growing kids protesting the First Wookie's creation of healthy lunches that equal the caloric intake of her first WH brewed latte in the morning. Perhaps, they should bow to her for the little they get. Maybe a thank you card campaign is in order, if they could just stay away and focus off a 300 calorie lunch. Thank You Great Wookie for the tablespoon of organic corn niblets!!! Oh, thank you!!!
When MOOCHelle is clearly stating one thing but in the name of the other.
Yeah, we'll spout off about it.
Oh the contradicting say one thing but trying to do another?
Simple: She is lowering the calorie count because it SAVES MONEY AND people will go elsewhere if they think they can afford it or choose to, therefore, saves the government MONEY to spend on other things and at the same time proclaim SEE? We starve, because we care...
Oh I agree, saving money is a good thing, but she's doing it to help hubby blow more money on their real pet projects.
SOSORRY...you obviously have NO IDEA (AT ALL) of the nutrition requirements for a highschool kid...the MINIMUM is about 2200-2500 JUST TO SUSTAIN SKELETAL GROWTH! An active HS kid needs closer to 5000! I am a personal trainer and played college football. I specialize in HS and college athletes and if you think an inactive teen needs under 2K then PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stay away from children and NEVER give them eating advice
Where does a FLOTUS get the power to mandate anything? She is not an elected official, nor a member of Congress!
@Anonymous T. Irrelevant
She didn't mandate it, it was a law passed by Congress and signed by the President. Of course, you will never hear that on TheBlaze. Instead, they will just lie and tell you that it "Moochelle's" mandate to try and take your kids away and turn them into communists. By the way, this law passed with a unanimous vote in the senate -- meaning, yes, Republicans voted for it too, and it passed the House with a 264-157 vote. It appears to me this law had pretty overwhelming support.
But again, this is TheBlaze where the agenda has no truth.
I thought teachers were a bunch of union thugs who's only goal was to promote liberalism. Guess when the tables are turned, you approve of them taking a political stand.
You're a hypocrite of the worst kind.
Ditto. My kids attended public school as I did, but my grandchildren wil not.
After a day of reading rewritten history books and teachers paid not to teach I'm surprised our youth can swallow anything more anyway. Besides we all need to be prepared for our limited daily bread and water so we can redistribute (donate) our hard earned booty to the hate America crowd filling their coffers with the weaponry and explosives they so desperately need to finish dismantling our fantasy of freedom and superiority leaving us satisfied after all. At least the progressives will be satisfied, filled with abundance stolen from us and our youth. But at every turn we let them, we buy into their politically correct spiel, we make it easy for them, we hand them everything and then feel bad when they demand more.
Screw them! Stand up for yourself and your children! To heck with politically correctness! VOTE! VOTE them out! Hold them responsible, try them for any crimes and jail them! Treason, conspiracy, theft, child abuse. Enough is enough, I'm tired of being sucker punched, be proactive, punch first, faster, harder and more this Nov. Bring others, power in numbers, restore the pride and power in America again! You do this and our children won't go hungry again!
September 12, 2012 at 6:53am
after watching this i am at a loss for words. can’t even believe that these people are being serious. my daughter will not to go public school thats for sure.
September 6, 2012 at 10:56pm
stresses me out to hear these answers. where did these people get an education. that fact that the one lady would just follow whatever “her president” is doing is a shocking to me. just because i believe Romney Ryan is the way to go doesn’t mean i just follow blindly. you need to question everything. i just wish we could send these people to europe. they wouldn’t have to fight so hard for what they want because its already there.
September 6, 2012 at 10:40pm
don’t care for either but google is better. if apple had a search engine i would use that.
I agree that google is a better search engine but apple is over rated.
August 27, 2012 at 12:21am
I was born and raised in California and still live here. I love the land here but you know what I have NEVER agreed with any liberal politics. There are many of us tea party people here so don’t just clump us all together and call us idiots.
July 17, 2012 at 10:06pm
Last I heard he admitted to doing drugs which I do believe is against the law. And oh ya socialized healthcare because it defiles mocks and goes against the constitution which the last I checked is what governs our society, therefore helping us creat laws within its bowndries. But I guess “no one creates a business on their own” it ALWAYS involves a government to decide for you. I wish he (nobama) could tell the founding fathers all his rhetoric strait to their faces. He wouldnt last.
July 17, 2012 at 4:42pm
To my eyes it doesn’t look photoshopped because the shadowing. The girl next to her has a shadow on her leg for the tip of the barrelll. Also the other shadows are going in the same direction. So it’s consistant.but People are pretty good at photoshop these Days
July 8, 2012 at 11:50am
He is so very desperate and low.
May 19, 2012 at 11:14am
i believe that facebook also has a policy against nude pics but yet i know of a person whose friends like to post stupid things like that and they don’t get into any kind of trouble. this i child someones pride and joy. i post pics of my daughter from time to time. these people should do the same. someone should call out these liberals at the facebook on discrimination. because thats what it is.
May 17, 2012 at 12:34pm
its so sad that if you own your home or in this case building, and the land you still really don’t own it. to do anything you have to ask for permission from the government. just wait till the day someone wants to paint their rooms a different color or even the exterior and they will have to ask for permission…in the form of money to the hands of evil bureaucrats, because that is all a permit is.
May 11, 2012 at 7:22pm
May 10, 2012 at 9:52am
i lived in Hobbs for 2 years. its what they call the Energyplex because of all the forms of energy they can create. tons of oil, also some solar and of course natural gas and electric.
May 7, 2012 at 7:52pm
and into “green” energy. but i understand yes he is a capitalist
March 31, 2012 at 10:49pm
@icancomment: nicely said.
March 31, 2012 at 10:46pm
i say we cut out the unions and privatize it. just like some ambulance services. remember there are people working there with families i should know i am a son of a firefighter, who respects and abides by the constitution, God and his country and is working hard. he doesn’t like the union b.s. politics and games that go on.
March 31, 2012 at 10:40pm
fact: some not all, fact:they put their lives on the line, fact: so do lots of other people. what does drinking have to do with fire fighting story… NOTHING.
March 21, 2012 at 11:39am
if it were to have sex then can it get pregnant and if so… i rest my case