Quotes of the day

posted at 10:21 pm on May 29, 2014 by Allahpundit

When we began our Let’s Move! initiative four years ago, we set one simple but ambitious goal: to end the epidemic of childhood obesity in a generation so that kids born today will grow up healthy…

Today, we are seeing glimmers of progress. Tens of millions of kids are getting better nutrition in school; families are thinking more carefully about food they eat, cook and buy; companies are rushing to create healthier products to meet the growing demand; and the obesity rate is finally beginning to fall from its peak among our youngest children…

Yet some members of the House of Representatives are now threatening to roll back these new standards and lower the quality of food our kids get in school. They want to make it optional, not mandatory, for schools to serve fruits and vegetables to our kids. They also want to allow more sodium and fewer whole grains than recommended into school lunches…

Our children deserve so much better than this. Even with the progress we have made, one in three children in this country is still overweight or obese. One in three is expected to develop diabetes in his or her lifetime. And this isn’t just about our children’s health; it’s about the health of our economy as well. We already spend an estimated $190 billion a year treating obesity-related conditions. Just think about what those numbers will look like in a decade or two if we don’t start solving this problem now.

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The House Appropriations Committee voted, 31-18, Thursday to advance a fiscal 2015 agriculture spending bill with a controversial rider that would allow schools to opt out of nutrition rules requiring more fruits and vegetables, less sodium and more whole grain-rich products if they are losing money from the healthier meals…

Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.), chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee on agriculture, told POLITICO after the vote that he’s confident Republicans will ultimately prevail in giving school districts the option of a waiver…

White House spokesman Jay Carney responded to the House Appropriations Committee action during the daily briefing on Thursday, calling the rider on school lunches “a provision that replaces the judgment of doctors and nutritionists with the opinions of politicians regarding what is healthy for our kids.”

“The House Republican proposal would undercut school nutrition standards that have already been successfully implemented in over 90% of schools,” Carney said. “These are the same people who just last year declared pizza as a vegetable and who now think that decisions about kids’ health should be made by politicians instead of pediatricians.”

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At the White House event, school nutrition directors from New York City to Los Angeles to a rural county in Georgia told the first lady success stories about implementing the standards and said they would be disappointed to see any roll backs.

“We’re not just talking about food, we’re talking about education,” said David Binkle of the Los Angeles Unified School District. He said participation is up in his district, along with test scores and graduation rates, since they made school foods healthier there.

The first lady asked the group for advice about how they can better respond to schools that are struggling, and suggested that the conversation should be focused on helping those schools rather than rolling back some of the standards completely. She said the government and schools can also do more to work with students to get them interested in what they are eating.

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According the USDA, some 90 percent of schools are in compliance with new rules, as outlined in January 2012. In the fall, there are lower sodium mandates, and the rules expand to food sold outside the cafeteria and inside the cafeteria. The USDA said Wednesday that schools can have a two-year waiver from the requirement that pasta be more than half whole grains. But these latest rules, which include serving 100 percent whole-grain products rather than the current 50 percent requirement, are onerous and potentially budget-busting, some school districts contend

“Many families in the Southwest will not accept whole grain tortillas. Schools can’t change cultural preferences. And with sky-high produce costs, we simply cannot afford to feed our trash cans. Every penny spent on whole grains and produce needs to go into the mouth of a hungry child.” Lyman Graham, Food Service Director, Roswell ISD, Carlsbad Municipal and Dexter Consolidated Schools (NM)Come September, there will be new guidelines for foods sold outside of the cafeteria in vending machines and at bake sales as well. Lynn Harvey, Chief, Child Nutrition Services, North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction…

The SNA calls it “plate waste” — kids just dumping what they don’t want in the garbage — and they also point to declining school lunch and breakfast participation rates. A Government Accountability Office study released in January did find a decline in the number of kids who buy school lunch, yet attributed much of the decline to a drop in the number of students paying full price, a trend that began in 2007, but was especially high in 2012, the year the new rules were implemented.

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Attending a school lunch with his 10-year-old grandson over Thanksgiving recess last year, Ribble said he witnessed the consequences of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, such as food waste.

“We watched child after child after child have an empty apple core,” he said. “They ate the apple and threw away pounds and pounds of fresh broccoli. It was astounding.”

“Almost every single plate got thrown away with the food,” Ribble said. “Healthy eating has more to do with what children like and how you can help shape those tastes than it is just with some policy decision that some mom wants to make. We’d all like to have our kids eat broccoli, I know my mom wanted me to eat broccoli. I never ate it. I never liked it. I like it now as an adult, but it has to be prepared with lots of Wisconsin cheese on it.”

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More than a million kids confronted by healthier school lunches are turning up their noses, leaving the cafeteria and heading out to get a burger instead…

Agriculture Department statistics show the number of school children in the National School Lunch Program dropped from 31.8 million in 2011 to 30.7 million in 2013.

School boards are asking Congress to allow schools to opt out. Some schools are raiding their teaching budgets to cover the costs of mounds of wasted fruits and vegetables, Lucy Gettman of the National School Boards Association said.

“Every school is probably impacted a little bit differently … there isn’t comprehensive data available,” she said. She noted that one school district in Alaska reported having to transfer $135,000 from its education budget to meet the new requirements — and that the incident was far from unique.

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A report by local Washington D.C. news station NBC4 indicates that over 60,000 low-income students in the metro area are skipping lunch, dissatisfied with the food offered to them by their schools…

The kids’ failure to eat is costing the schools big money, as they lose $3 in federal subsidies every time a student on free lunch forgoes taking a meal. That’s $180,000 a day, adding up to over $32 million in a school year lasting approximately 180 days. School officials say the lost subsidies are straining their budgets, as they need the money to pay for healthier food options mandated by Congress.

It isn’t new information that many children are rejecting the food offered them. A January report from the Government Accountability Office suggested that many students were rejecting healthier lunches because they did not enjoy the food offered. Another suggested factor was that students avoided eating a free lunch because they would be stigmatized as poor.

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When it comes to schoolkids, Mrs. Obama is just as emphatic that decisions are best made in Washington, rather than in the countless cafeterias of the nation’s 100,000 public schools. Some House members, she writes, “want to make it optional, not mandatory, for schools to serve fruits and vegetables to our kids. They also want to allow more sodium and fewer whole grains than recommended into school lunches.”…

According to a new Centers for Disease Control study, the obesity rate among kids that age is 8 percent, down from 14 percent in 2003. That’s all well and good, but the authors caution that one year doesn’t make a trend, especially since that group makes up “a tiny fraction” of the population. Indeed, the same report also notes that obesity rates among Americans 19 years and younger had already stopped climbing by 2003 and has been flat ever since, at around 17 percent. Other accounts suggest that youth obesity rates peaked even earlier, in 1999. Over the same general time frame, adult obesity rates have stayed steady around 30 percent. This all came after a tripling of rates between the 1970s and 1990s…

[I]f we can’t trust our schools to figure out how best to fill their students’ stomachs, why the hell are we forcing our children to attend such institutions in the first place? When is the last time you heard kids who attend schools of choice—whether private, religious, or public charters (which enroll disproportionately high numbers of low-income students)—even mention food?

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wouldn’t you like to see his brother in the race next year as well??

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 2:48 AM

lolz..I don’t think Kyle has the temperament for an Indy car..:)

Dire Straits on May 30, 2014 at 3:16 AM

I caught a lot of hell for tossing that Zenith. first thing I do when lady oc leaves the house is to turn the idiot boxes off. Even when she tunes them in to Fox News. She likes GMA, The View and Regis and whoever and that crap…

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2014 at 3:19 AM

thatsafactjack on May 30, 2014 at 3:08 AM

I wish I had your strength…
I understand what you are saying..
but It’s not on the list anytime soon..

I bought this house in the early 90′s to care for my Grandmother..
after she passed I never changed the room..
for years it just sat…door partly closed..
till moms got ill.. then we made it her room…
her glasses are still on her nightstand tonight..

I am trying to work on me just now..
maybe someday i’ll get to her room..

hell I am having a rough time moving from sleeping on the sofa back to my room…
I started sleeping in the living room so I could hear her at night better..
if she needed me I was close..
I own a 3 bedroom house that has no one sleeping in the bedrooms..
ohh yeah.. nothing wrong with me…

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 3:19 AM

Still Got The Blues – Moore

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always.

Live in the moment.

“Keep yourselves where the light is.”

KA2 :)

Spark, we miss you my friend. Come home.

thatsafactjack on May 30, 2014 at 3:20 AM

Driftin’ And Driftin’

novaculus on May 30, 2014 at 3:21 AM

g’night Jackie

novaculus on May 30, 2014 at 3:22 AM

thatsafactjack on May 30

are you gonna charge me by the hour for this??
bless you ..and sleep well…and be safe too..!!

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 3:22 AM

UJ3RK5 – Eisenhower and the Hippies

non-nonpartisan on May 30, 2014 at 3:23 AM

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 3:19 AM

It will come. Give yourself some room to just be. It’s not disrespectful. Start by just buying a can of paint and a brush. Set them aside. One day, it will come.

The little dog needs you more than you need him, Mr. Mars. Start there. Be his pal, one day he’ll be yours.

Goodnight, my friend. :) Sleep well.

thatsafactjack on May 30, 2014 at 3:24 AM

Dire Straits on May 30, 2014 at 3:16 AM

I wish we had a lot more crossover. My heroes were drivers like Dan Gurney, A.J. Foyt, and Parnelli Jones. If it had 4 wheels, they raced it.

novaculus on May 30, 2014 at 3:25 AM

lolz..I don’t think Kyle has the temperament for an Indy car..:)

Dire Straits on May 30, 2014 at 3:16 AM

you are probably right..
I would bet he could be fast for a few laps…
but all day…you may have a point..

it would be cool if someone offered a large purse…say 10 million
to win em both…be interesting to see who would enter..

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 3:25 AM

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 3:19 AM

Prayers for you, brother…

PointnClick on May 30, 2014 at 3:25 AM

Going to bed now. For sure, I think…

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2014 at 3:27 AM

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 3:19 AM

I hear you. I slept on a loveseat or recliner in my mom’s place for about the last month.

novaculus on May 30, 2014 at 3:28 AM

g’night OC

novaculus on May 30, 2014 at 3:30 AM

“Start by just buying a can of paint and a brush.”

thatsafactjack on May 30, 2014 at 3:24 AM

your just a pip…smiles…ty..
every time I buy paint for that room,
some older lady moves in….
and doesn’t stay long…

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 3:30 AM

Blue Swede – Hooked On A Feeling live

non-nonpartisan on May 30, 2014 at 3:31 AM

they raced it.

novaculus on May 30, 2014 at 3:25 AM

I totally get that..But I don’t see it happening..Too much $$$ invovled..:)

Dire Straits on May 30, 2014 at 3:34 AM

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 3:25 AM

Kyle would fail this rule in Indy cars..You cannot nudge in an Indy car..:)

Dire Straits on May 30, 2014 at 3:36 AM

I was at the 500 when the $6 bearing gave out and ended Parnelli’s run in the 1st STP turbine 4 laps from the end. That was one of the most beautiful race cars ever built.

Poor Granatelli. He never did have any luck at Indy. But those Novis had a sound like nothing else.

novaculus on May 30, 2014 at 3:38 AM

novaculus on May 30, 2014 at 3:25 AM

there is still some of that crossover still in racing..
but contracts restrict the “stars” now..

look at what Townsend Bell did and Kurt.. and Juan and Jacques

they have all raced other things ….with success..

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 3:39 AM

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 3:39 AM

There is some, but not like the old days. Sigh.

novaculus on May 30, 2014 at 3:41 AM

Dire Straits on May 30, 2014 at 3:36 AM

yeah, maybe no bumping,,
but stomping off crying about it after is ok in the IRL..
did you read where Marco wasn’t too happy with RHR’s move on lap 196?

I don’t think Marco really had the speed all day…close but not enough to win..
they are lucky the Mayor of Hinch town took out Ed
Carpenter, he was fast…all day

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 3:43 AM

novaculus on May 30, 2014 at 3:38 AM

maybe the drivers did it on purpose..
would you want to kiss andy in victory lane??

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 3:44 AM

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 3:44 AM

It it meant I won the 500, I’d stick my tongue in his mouth.

You know, if I had to.

novaculus on May 30, 2014 at 3:47 AM

novaculus on May 30, 2014 at 3:47 AM

eww..laffs…
I guess if I was in victory lane…at indy…
they better have more than just milk to rinse with..!!
big bottles of bubbles… chilled..

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 3:49 AM

There is some, but not like the old days. Sigh.

novaculus on May 30, 2014 at 3:41 AM

this made me think of a long time ago…
my mother was the first licensed woman race driver here..
in the 50′s…
they say she was fast in the 120 jag..!!..

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 3:51 AM

Blackhorse – Dave’s Song

non-nonpartisan on May 30, 2014 at 3:52 AM

kcewa on May 30, 2014 at 4:04 AM

evening
I read that here..
http://www.space.com/26063-spacex-unveils-dragon-v2-manned-spaceship.html

check out the interior shot..
no way they are using those seats and supports…
its a mock up…. dog n pony so far..
I happen to know they are working OT trying to get this done..
great place to send a resume if you’ve a mind too..

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 4:10 AM

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 3:49 AM

Amen, brother!

Comcast hasn’t been able to load Hot Air for the last 20 minutes.

novaculus on May 30, 2014 at 4:10 AM

novaculus on May 30, 2014 at 4:10 AM

my internet took a 10 minute hit here also…
hmm…sun spots??…
the chi-coms ??…
NSA..??…

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 4:12 AM

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 4:12 AM

I was able to access other sites. It was only Hot Air that was an issue.

novaculus on May 30, 2014 at 4:16 AM

I tried yahoo…drudge….HA…
bing was working..

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 4:19 AM

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 4:19 AM

I’m going with sunspots.

It’s late (early). G’night g2m, and all.

novaculus on May 30, 2014 at 4:22 AM

I happen to know they are working OT trying to get this done..
great place to send a resume if you’ve a mind too..

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 4:10 AM

Why would they be working overtime? What’s the rush, Russia backing out?

kcewa on May 30, 2014 at 4:24 AM

novaculus on May 30, 2014 at 4:22 AM

sleep well…cheers

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 4:27 AM

Comcast Outage Map

kcewa on May 30, 2014 at 4:29 AM

kcewa on May 30, 2014 at 4:24 AM

there is a big fight over all things space and Russia..
the ISS future .. then there is the rocket motor contracts..
much like everything else BHO touches ..its a mess..

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 4:30 AM

besides.. America has no manned space vehicle currently..
its an embarrassment…

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 4:32 AM

Prototype Lander makes first night free flight..

http://www.space.com/26061-spacex-dragon-v2-manned-spacecraft-first-look-video.html

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 4:43 AM

‘Lagoa do Fogo.’

morning COL
night HA..

http://www.space.com/26016-milky-way-azores-stunning-amateur-photo.html#

going2mars on May 30, 2014 at 4:49 AM

I stopped eating school lunches in 7th grade, mostly because I wasn’t hungry and I could do assignments or just do pleasure reading then. The only school meal worth buying was spaghetti and the line for that was long enough that it wasn’t worth the effort to get it.

If there were any subsidies on per child served back in those days, my school lost out. Better food is only part of it. As an active child they couldn’t pack away enough sodium in meals to keep me going way back when, and if they cut it today then I’m expecting that the food is bland, tasteless and not meeting the physical activity requirements of those involved inside and outside of school.

Since we seem to be in Woody Allen’s Sleeper universe with regard to food, perhaps it is best that we just ignore all the guidelines put out by any government or any private concern and just eat what we like. Because these so-called ‘healthy diets’ are proving to have major problems with them… like the old food pyramid that is the basis for Type II diabetes with all that starch at the bottom of it. Truly the government needs to have all of its resources that go towards food and diet eliminated: States can do a perfectly good job of putting in health and safety regulations and there are good models for that across the country that are NOT federal. Beyond that, the government just sucks at nutrition. Hand out MRE’s to the kids, it has to be loads better than Michelle Obama’s idea of a ‘healthy meal’ since we give it to the most active people of our country to eat in a war zone. Probably cheaper per child, too.

ajacksonian on May 30, 2014 at 5:52 AM

Morning everyone

I predict shinseki resigns before the 6pm news tonight

cmsinaz on May 30, 2014 at 6:07 AM

cmsinaz on May 30, 2014 at 6:07 AM

sam stein there’s an obamabot doing a “study” on the VA. Once that comes out, then shinseki goes.

interesting to see nicole wallace and joe saying they want both parties to fix the VA since they both bear responsiblity.

obama the president for the past 6 years, VA noticeably worse under obama

no wonder the republicans lose elections. they should be stepping on obamas neck now.

renalin on May 30, 2014 at 6:16 AM

Hillary gives politico an excerpt of Benghazi from her book
She still blames the gop for being partisan, natch and she still blames the video because even the nyt says so

Trying to set up her defense against special report and trey gowdy

Good lapdog Maggie

Paints Hillary as a victim imho

cmsinaz on May 30, 2014 at 6:19 AM

Exactamundo Renalin

cmsinaz on May 30, 2014 at 6:22 AM

I’m sure the mj panel will also defend Hillary’s chapter on Benghazi even without mika being there

cmsinaz on May 30, 2014 at 6:24 AM

cmsinaz on May 30, 2014 at 6:07 AM

how did you like hillary’s line regarding benghazi “its not the questions unanswered its the answers not heard”

She also paints the gop attack as purely “political” and she won’t take part in it.

renalin on May 30, 2014 at 6:39 AM

Obama’s idea of a ‘healthy meal’ since we give it to the most active people of our country to eat in a war zone. Probably cheaper per child, too.

ajacksonian on May 30, 2014 at 5:52 AM

Children are incredibly active and need to eat accordingly. I have a WWI cookbook and one of the things it says is do not limit the good food of growing children. My theory of eating is to eat what your body tells you it wants. Use your instinct. If you crave salt or sugar it’s because you need it.

crankyoldlady on May 30, 2014 at 6:42 AM

no wonder the republicans lose elections. they should be stepping on obamas neck now.

renalin on May 30, 2014 at 6:16 AM

Too busy attacking their own party.

crankyoldlady on May 30, 2014 at 6:44 AM

I predict shinseki resigns before the 6pm news tonight

cmsinaz on May 30, 2014 at 6:07 AM

I bet 4 pm today. It’s dump day.

crankyoldlady on May 30, 2014 at 6:45 AM

crankyoldlady on May 30, 2014 at 6:42 AM

I like that theory! I crave ice cream, all the time!

esr1951 on May 30, 2014 at 6:45 AM

I like that theory! I crave ice cream, all the time!

esr1951 on May 30, 2014 at 6:45 AM

Don’t feel guilty. Socialists claim to not approve of religion but they’ve got the guilt thing down pat. Most of what they do is designed to make us feel guilty. We’re supposed to feel guilty even about things we had nothing to do with like slavery.

crankyoldlady on May 30, 2014 at 6:51 AM

crankyoldlady on May 30, 2014 at 6:51 AM

You are so right.everything is about the collective. We are all guilty of everyone else’s sins, and we all should share the wealth when someone else works hard.

esr1951 on May 30, 2014 at 7:02 AM

My theory of eating is to eat what your body tells you it wants. Use your instinct. If you crave salt or sugar it’s because you need it.

crankyoldlady on May 30, 2014 at 6:42 AM

That is what I’m doing as well. My major problem is the food producers trying to make things ‘healthy’ which kills the flavor and nutrition of the item by trying to remove fat and salt and putting carbs in their place. Yet fat does not make you fat: it has a long digestion period and it is a slow conversion from fat to something your body can use. In fact it will slow the uptake of other foods, thus stretching out the time that carbs take to be digested. Protein has that effect to a lesser extent, too. Yet we now see foods that once had decent amount of fats in them now going to a much faster processing foodstuff that gives you wide and fast swings in blood sugar. And we wonder why Type II diabetes is on the rise.

Throw in the link of inflammation of the arteries being a major cause of dislodging plaque in the walls of blood vessels, and the problem is not the plaque but the inflammation. Drink beer or wine in moderation and the inflammatory reaction decreases. We take stuff out of food our bodies crave and substitute stuff in its place that does not satisfy the craving and can cause over-eating. Become a teetotaler and you need to be drinking the right kinds of tea to reduce inflammation, otherwise you are putting yourself at risk for further problems… aspirin at very low amounts can help there.

Children need long lasting foods that digest slowly so that they do not suffer hunger pangs, and that means more fat and protein, with some vegetables and fruit, but those must be in combination with the higher fat and protein meals to stop blood sugar spikes. The old meat, potatoes and some applesauce, with fat made gravy is a very good meal with some side of vegetable with it. And not lean meat, either. Eggs, bacon, toast and a small fruit juice isn’t that bad for the same reasons. A thick meat sauce on spaghetti, with some of the fat still in the sauce plus a side-salad is very good… but none of that lean mean, please.

And to complete the Sleeper universe, dark, rich, chocolate with a high cocoa content… not milk chocolate but the real thing. I bet if schools put out that sort of chocolate with little sugar in it and actual fiber content from the cocoa, kids would eat it like no get out… and not get fat due to the low sugar content and high fiber and fat, with the fiber also slowing the digestion rate of the food down. Fat, fiber, protein: keys to slowing carbohydrate conversion. Of the three there is nothing like fat to do that.

ajacksonian on May 30, 2014 at 7:03 AM

We need to stand up to the food police. There’s no such thing as good and bad food. Some foods are bad for you because you are allergic to them. That doesn’t mean those foods are universally bad. Conversally there are no foods that are good for everyone. I think about yogurt all the time. If you like it then eat it but it isn’t necessarily “healthy”. The giant yogurt factory up the road is pulling in a bunch of money but they do employ a lot of people around here.

crankyoldlady on May 30, 2014 at 7:04 AM

I predict shinseki resigns before the 6pm news tonight

cmsinaz on May 30, 2014 at 6:07 AM

I was saying that yesterday. But I also know that instead dealing with the VA problems over the last few days the bastard has been working the phones trying to drum up support among Congresscritters. He will not go quietly into the night. IMO, it’s all about ego and saving face at this point.

That being said, the reality is that Shinseki staying or going will not change the fundamental and systemic problems found in the VA. Eric Shinseki’s being canned will not alter the fact that every single VA facility had unofficial wait lists so that their performance bonuses were not in jeopardy for longer than average wait times (linking bonus payments to wait times is one of those things that Shinseki should be fired for having done). Shinseki was an affirmative action PC choice who had street cred with the left for saying mean things about GWB and Rumsfeld. He was never competent to run the government’s largest employer where a knowledge of health systems and issues is critical.

Happy Nomad on May 30, 2014 at 7:08 AM

The giant yogurt factory up the road is pulling in a bunch of money but they do employ a lot of people around here.

crankyoldlady on May 30, 2014 at 7:04 AM

I would hope they employ a lot of cows too. ;0

Happy Nomad on May 30, 2014 at 7:09 AM

I would hope they employ a lot of cows too. ;0

Happy Nomad on May 30, 2014 at 7:09 AM

True. I wonder if they get their milk locally. I’ll have to ask.

crankyoldlady on May 30, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Good Morning, Patriots! And, Trolls.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

My take: What the Heck is “White Privilege? (And, Why Don’t I Have Any?)

kingsjester on May 30, 2014 at 7:20 AM

renalin on May 30, 2014 at 6:39 AM

that will be the quote heard ad nauseum

cmsinaz on May 30, 2014 at 7:23 AM

crankyoldlady on May 30, 2014 at 6:45 AM

probably, that will give wolfie something to talk about non stop

Happy Nomad on May 30, 2014 at 7:08 AM

good points all around but it also shows the lack of leadership of this president with his cabinet

he doesn’t cut bait until it is too little too late

cmsinaz on May 30, 2014 at 7:27 AM

My take: What the Heck is “White Privilege? (And, Why Don’t I Have Any?)

kingsjester on May 30, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Good point. I don’t feel privileged.

Charlie Daniels is on Fox this morning. I always some people write music. Daniels writes art. He’s amazing.

crankyoldlady on May 30, 2014 at 7:28 AM

kingsjester on May 30, 2014 at 7:20 AM

great take KJ

whiners

cmsinaz on May 30, 2014 at 7:29 AM

I need to get moving and start to get something done. It usually takes me a couple of hours and a mug of coffee before I remember who I am and what day it is.

crankyoldlady on May 30, 2014 at 7:33 AM

What the Heck is “White Privilege? (And, Why Don’t I Have Any?)

kingsjester on May 30, 2014 at 7:20 AM

You mean to tell me that nobody gave you your membership card and taught you the secret white handshake?

I’ve probably said too much! ;0

Happy Nomad on May 30, 2014 at 7:34 AM

crankyoldlady on May 30, 2014 at 7:33 AM

*clink* mugs

have a great day :)

cmsinaz on May 30, 2014 at 7:36 AM

crankyoldlady on May 30, 2014 at 7:28 AM
cmsinaz on May 30, 2014 at 7:29 AM

Thank you, ladies!

Charlie Daniels is a great man, a great American, and a great musician.

kingsjester on May 30, 2014 at 7:37 AM

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

We do not live in MLK’s dream world. We live in a world that there are too many that want to be judged by a lower standard due to the color of their skin or the presence of a birth canal. They are professional victims. Anytime they don’t get into the school of their choice, the promotion at work they think is theirs by right, or the income they think they deserve- well, it can’t be lack of accomplishment. It must be because of their race or gender.

And the professional victims can’t leave it at that. Anytime a minority rises on merit alone they are attacked because they shatter the myth that the white man is oppressing them.

Happy Nomad on May 30, 2014 at 7:39 AM

Just don’t call me lib . eraci. ;-)

coolrepublica on May 30, 2014 at 2:12 AM

homophobe.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 30, 2014 at 8:13 AM

My mom works at a local school district. She told me the kids hate the new food program and talk bad about Michelle at school. And these are kids like here, if you get my meaning.

I hated school lunches when I was a kid in the 80s. We always packed except sometimes when they had pizza. Looking back it was some of the grossest pizza I’ve ever seen, but it was exciting to eat. Unfortunately, they’d give us milk with it. Yuck. Pizza and chocolate milk should not exist in the same meal.

ConDem on May 30, 2014 at 8:53 AM

homophobe.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 30, 2014 at 8:13 AM

I believe the appropriate vernacular around here is to say homophone. But maybe you weren’t fooling around.

ConDem on May 30, 2014 at 8:54 AM

. Pizza and chocolate milk should not exist in the same meal.

ConDem on May 30, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Eeww, no. You have to have Pepsi with pizza.

crankyoldlady on May 30, 2014 at 8:58 AM

The giant yogurt factory up the road is pulling in a bunch of money but they do employ a lot of people around here.

crankyoldlady on May 30, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Do you live in the Batavia area? My husband and I are from upstate NY originally. Last time we visited, this had just become operational.

winoceros on May 30, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Can y’all do better please? http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2014/05/guns-open-carry-texas-harassment-marine-veteran

libfreeordie on May 30, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Funny you choose to post here when no one is around. Here is where you should be. Or here. Or maybe even here. Of course you’re a coward.

Bmore on May 30, 2014 at 9:29 AM

No, you’ll wait till those threads die down and then you’ll show like the coward you have proved time and time again to be.

Bmore on May 30, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Good Morning, Patriots! And, Trolls.
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“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

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My take: What the Heck is “White Privilege? (And, Why Don’t I Have Any?)

kingsjester on May 30, 2014 at 7:20 AM

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The single biggest ‘tool-of-political-influence’ for Liberals has been “white-guilt”. It has been (and remains, BTW) my contention that the Reverend and Dr Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated by Liberals … that LBJ was complicit … and it was all for the expressed purpose of hijacking the Civil Rights movement, and using it to advance the liberal, socialized-government agenda.

Barack Obama has practically destroyed “white-guilt” with his words and actions, so academia is desperately trying to “prop” it back up, again. They are clearly in panic mode over losing this issue of “white-guilt”, and they’re “pulling out all stops.”

listens2glenn on May 30, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Can y’all do better please? http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2014/05/guns-open-carry-texas-harassment-marine-veteran

libfreeordie on May 30, 2014 at 9:20 AM

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Carrying AR-15s in a “family-friendly”, civilian locality is NOT “provocative”, but the words and actions that they are reported to have used against this Marine, most definitely are.

Those protesters don’t represent us, and we have no more influence over how they behave than we do over how you behave.

listens2glenn on May 30, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Do you live in the Batavia area? My husband and I are from upstate NY originally. Last time we visited, this had just become operational.

winoceros on May 30, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Ohio

crankyoldlady on May 30, 2014 at 12:06 PM

There is a traitor in our midst. Be wary.

Bmore on May 30, 2014 at 6:48 PM

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