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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oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 10:44 PM

It’s all BS.
Seriously.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 29, 2014 at 10:45 PM

No it’s not, this is a for profit site, Ed protects it just as any business proprietor would their own establishment. We are guests here, not the sites owners.

oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Moochelle voices her own modern version of “let them eat cake”.
Who elected her as school lunch administrator anyway? Does’nt she have a vegetable garden to tend to?

bobthm3 on May 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Hi Oscar.

KCB on May 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

<____________________________________ will be back later :)

Scrumpy on May 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Yeah, my sister’s dead poodle could throw a ball better than BO.

climbnjump on May 29, 2014 at 10:34 PM

50 Cent Throws Out Dreadful First Pitch at New York Mets Game

Congratulations to Carly Rae Jepsen, the Cincinnati mayor and countless others, as there might just be a new contender for the worst opening pitch.

Rapper 50 Cent threw out the first pitch on Tuesday before the New York Mets took on the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field, but it wasn’t pretty. The throw was awkward, and the ball sailed far to the left of the catcher, making everyone wonder if the Queens native is really left-handed.

non-nonpartisan on May 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

You misspelled “Fat Cow FLOTUS”.

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Mooooo-chelle!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 29, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Susan, is that you?

I told you to stop stalking me.

Remember, the retraining order is still in effect.

climbnjump on May 29, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Restraining orders can’t stop me climbnjump. You and I are meant to be together. Don’t deny our fate. You will be mine!!!!!!!!!!!

coolrepublica on May 29, 2014 at 10:49 PM

ShainS on May 29, 2014 at 10:47 PM

;)

OmahaConservative on May 29, 2014 at 10:49 PM

She is a bitter, angry anti-American b!tch…

OmahaConservative on May 29, 2014 at 10:42 PM

And that’s her good points.

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 10:49 PM

oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 10:44 PM

SPARKIE??

Newtie and the Beauty on May 29, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Back channels, wink wink…

oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 10:49 PM

You misspelled “Fat Cow FLOTUS”.

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 10:46 PM

+1000000000000

OmahaConservative on May 29, 2014 at 10:47 PM


Agreed
– Thread winner … if you haven’t already gone OT, please do so now.

PolAgnostic on May 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM

NO JUNK FOOD, NO PEAS!

Christien on May 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM

oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Trolls get free reign-regs/long timers get banned.
It’s BS.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM

The throw was awkward, and the ball sailed far to the left of the catcher, making everyone wonder if the Queens native is really left-handed.

non-nonpartisan on May 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

They were actually questioning if he was a man.

RickB on May 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Hi Oscar.

KCB on May 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Good evening Ken…

oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM

I hope it is resolved positively.

Sparky adds a lot to these evening discussions.

viking01 on May 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM

I don’t get why any school district would allow the federal government to tell them what to feed the kids. I don’t get cafeterias in school anyway. Up until high school everybody carried their lunch. A sandwich, a piece of fruit and a thermos of milk is enough lunch. Someone along the way decided kids had to have a hot lunch. We didn’t have it at home. Why at school

crankyoldlady on May 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Does’nt she have a vegetable garden to tend to?

bobthm3 on May 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Full of toxic lead. Isn’t it a Superfund site?

OmahaConservative on May 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Rapper 50 Cent threw out the first pitch on Tuesday before the New York Mets took on the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field, but it wasn’t pretty. The throw was awkward, and the ball sailed far to the left of the catcher, making everyone wonder if the Queens native is really left-handed.

non-nonpartisan on May 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

If so, then why not throw the ball left-handed? Is there a rule against throwing ceremonial pitches from the port side?

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 10:51 PM


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canopfor on May 29, 2014 at 10:51 PM

oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Trolls get free reign-regs/long timers get banned.
It’s BS.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM

It may be BS, but it is what it is.

oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 10:51 PM

They should have included a quote, here, about the latest research that claims that the fashionable high-anti-oxidant diets and supplements are actually bad for you and contribute to shorter lives filled with more cancer. In the usual idiotic pursuit of eliminating all things that show one or two “bad” effects the leftists and other linear thinking morons tend to totally disregard the many good effects of these same things. For anti-oxidants, it seems that their minor attacks on cells actually help to stimulate the natural immune system and keep IT healthy, thereby leading to a better overall health for the person.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM

he said somethings that he shouldn’t have, Ed banned possibly result in his account being reinstated. The ba oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Kiss the ring… repent..

wolly4321 on May 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM

WTF is she to tell anyone what and how to eat?

OmahaConservative on May 29, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Kip’s Ma, perhaps?

Emma Chalmers, Kip Chalmers’s mother, gains some influence after his death. Known as “Kip’s Ma,” she starts a soybean-growing project in Louisiana and commandeers thousands of railcars to move the harvest. As a result, the year’s wheat crop from Minnesota never reaches the rest of the country, but instead rots in storage; also, the soybean crop is lost, having been reaped too early.

Atlas Shrugged characters

She considered soybeans superior, morally, because “Asia has sustained itself on them for centuries”. Overlooking how rampant deficiency diseases are when a “traditional” diet of that sort is followed.

I have no trouble with fruits and vegetables in school lunches, but then I’m a farm kid. And I distinctly remember that in my school’s cafeteria lunches, pizza was the default choice, plus hamburgers, brats, apples and oranges for fruit, and ice cream sandwiches for dessert. All of these were either fresh (the fruit) or frozen (everything else- the pizza and burgers were thawed and heated just before noon).

Because the cooks were apparently incapable of preparing anything else that was actually edible, and wouldn’t make you sick. You don’t want to know what they did to broccoli, and they could make fried chicken a half-cooked, greasy nightmare. And I like chicken. And those were some of their milder atrocities.

Dare I suggest that the problem may be less the food than it is (a) how the program orders it to be prepared and served and (b) how the “food service technicians” interpret those “guidelines”?

If the food is inedible, expecting children to eat it could be construed as systemic child abuse in court. Along with Her Twoness’ “My Way Or Else” attitude.

And maybe it should be.

clear ether

eon

eon on May 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Remember, PBJs are racist.

Christien on May 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM

The Mooch lecturing us about healthy food is like a crackho lecturing us about chastity.

burrata on May 29, 2014 at 10:53 PM

The Mooch: “If you don’t eat this slop you won’t get any crap for dessert!”

Judge_Dredd on May 29, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Full of toxic lead. Isn’t it a Superfund site?

OmahaConservative on May 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Thanks to Hillary.

RickB on May 29, 2014 at 10:53 PM

KochBrain should write the QOTD.Fly low and drop plenty of bombs.Give us all something to shoot at.

docflash on May 29, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Does’nt she have a vegetable garden to tend to?

bobthm3 on May 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Full of toxic lead. Isn’t it a Superfund site?

OmahaConservative on May 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM

I heard the garden’s pest control was having difficulty telling which was witch.

viking01 on May 29, 2014 at 10:53 PM

wolly4321 on May 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM

If you truly believe that you were right-don’t compromise.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 29, 2014 at 10:53 PM

I don’t get why any school district would allow the federal government to tell them what to feed the kids.
crankyoldlady on May 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Money, pure and simple. Government money pays for the food, for the lunch lady, for everyone in the food prep and distribution chain, and adds more money to the administration salaries.

oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on May 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM

pssst – do me a favor – the lady wore black

Axe on May 29, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Trolls get free reign-regs/long timers get banned.
It’s BS.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM

boo hoo. not your house, not your rules.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 10:54 PM

You sir-are no gentleman!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 29, 2014 at 10:35 PM

lol =)

http://www.sondrak.com/archive/skpics2/michelle_static1.jpg

non-nonpartisan on May 29, 2014 at 10:55 PM

he said somethings that he shouldn’t have, Ed banned possibly result in his account being reinstated. The ba oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Kiss the ring… repent..

wolly4321 on May 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM

In a nutshell, yes.

oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Money, pure and simple. Government money pays for the food, for the lunch lady, for everyone in the food prep and distribution chain, and adds more money to the administration salaries.

oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 10:53 PM

That’s how we got into this mess. The states gave up sovereignty in return for money.

crankyoldlady on May 29, 2014 at 10:56 PM

a recent picture of me lighting a prayer candle at my local church for all who have been banned from Hotair.

May they find safe passage back to our loving arms.

coolrepublica on May 29, 2014 at 10:56 PM

oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 10:53 PM

That’s how we got into this mess. The states gave up sovereignty in return for money.

crankyoldlady on May 29, 2014 at 10:56 PM

That is how corruption always works, one small compromise at a time.

oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 10:57 PM

No it’s not, this is a for profit site, Ed protects it just as any business proprietor would their own establishment. We are guests here, not the sites owners. oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

No guests,, no advertisors. No clicks, no bucks.

wolly4321 on May 29, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Are We All Racists Now?

Resist We Much on May 29, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Duh! Rethuglican Jesus-freak!

(That one has a great take. Trying to force multi-culti on people, to the point of making them feel invaded, has the effect of causing them to harden behind a barricade.)

Axe on May 29, 2014 at 10:57 PM

It’s not necessarily the food making these kids fat. It’s the fact that they sit on their butts all day and don’t go out and play. I ate all the sugary cereals, fruit roll ups, doritos, but I ran around until the street lights came on and it was time for mom to scrape off the dirt and go to bed. The move part is fine, but the food is just going to make kids move towards junk.

Pickle on May 29, 2014 at 10:57 PM

coolrepublica on May 29, 2014 at 10:56 PM

You sure are a fat fugly chick…

OmahaConservative on May 29, 2014 at 10:58 PM

That is how corruption always works, one small compromise at a time.

oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 10:57 PM

The states have become addicted and need to get off the stuff.

crankyoldlady on May 29, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Full of toxic lead. Isn’t it a Superfund site?

OmahaConservative on May 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM

With billions of federal future generation taxpayer dollars going to her college roommate in a no-bid contract to clean it up …

Oh, wait, wrong fraud.

ShainS on May 29, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Here’s the solution: Get the Federal Government completely out of education at all levels. Republicans need to start making the case for this rather than accepting the narrative (as usual) that Mooch’s school lunch fatwa stinks, but “we can make it work better.”

Brian in Titletown on May 29, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Money, pure and simple. Government money pays for the food, for the lunch lady, for everyone in the food prep and distribution chain, and adds more money to the administration salaries.

oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Lunch contractors, they make huge profits off this scam.
I’m sure they also launder a huge amount back to Mooch .

burrata on May 29, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Ok people, we need to have a talk.

Bigbullets on May 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 10:54 PM

I’ve been here longer than most of the MODS.
Kiss off.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Moochelle voices her own modern version of “let them eat cake”.
Who elected her as school lunch administrator anyway? Does’nt she have a vegetable garden to tend to?

bobthm3 on May 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

She has been growing custom zucchini. Narcisso ain’t got what it takes.

arnold ziffel on May 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM

I’ve said my piece.

KCB on May 29, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Good evening, handsome. :)

Well said, and all that really needs to be said, too. Well done, indeed.

thatsafactjack on May 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM

I’m not sure obesity, health , or even money drives this kinda stuff. Maybe, uhm…… Power? Nah.

DemetriusPhalerum on May 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Has Maya Angelou’s state funeral been scheduled yet?

OmahaConservative on May 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Ok people, we need to have a talk.

Bigbullets on May 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM

[opens Meeting Room...usual set-up procedures implemented...]

Newtie and the Beauty on May 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM

You sure are a fat fugly chick…

OmahaConservative on May 29, 2014 at 10:58 PM

You only saw my side profile.

This is my picture facing the camera.

Never judge a picture by it’s side view.

coolrepublica on May 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 10:28 PM

LOVER!!!!

The love of my life, we should not communicate like this in this open forum. T-bone might find out. I don’t want him to take up the crack pipe again.

I know! I know. Our LOVE can’t be denied.

coolrepublica on May 29, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Restraining orders can’t stop me climbnjump. You and I are meant to be together. Don’t deny our fate. You will be mine!!!!!!!!!!!

coolrepublica on May 29, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Yes, I see your therapy isn’t going well…

climbnjump on May 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM

One of the biggest insults to my intelligence, as a child, was that cartoon Popeye. I still get pissed-off thinking about it.

It was a sorry-assed “con-job” attempt, that undermined any respect I was trying to exercise towards the adults, in my childhood.
It didn’t fool any of my childhood acquaintances, either.

Why did American society begin doing such stupid things, after WWII?

listens2glenn on May 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

boo hoo. not your house, not your rules.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 10:54 PM

One thing I’ve noticed reading HA over the years, your type generally does not last long. Perhaps we need an over/under on your life expectancy. Commenters like you usually just “disappear”.

Judge_Dredd on May 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

thatsafactjack on May 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Thanks Gorgeous! Nice to see you.

KCB on May 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

coolrepublica on May 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM

ROFLMAO!!

Newtie and the Beauty on May 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

thatsafactjack on May 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM

A wonderful good eveing to you Jackie!!

Good to see you pop in :)

Scrumpy on May 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The Lady Wore Black – Queensryche

thatsafactjack on May 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

OmahaConservative on May 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Has president golf game ordered the flags lowered yet? *glares*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 29, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Scrumpy on May 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Good evening, Spritely One. :)

It’s lovely to see you, as always. :)

thatsafactjack on May 29, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Laughing in the Twilight: I. John the B@stard Is Alive and Well

A kind overflow of kindness: there are no faces truer than those that are so washed. How much better is it to weep at joy than to joy at weeping!

Axe on May 29, 2014 at 11:02 PM

now the over/under on how long it takes a commentor to bring up the weight and/or physical appearances of mrs obamas daughters?

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Ha! So you can hit F5 on your computer and rat to your Media Matters or the Southern Poverty Law Center buddies?

Brian in Titletown on May 29, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Rhetorical question for anybody who knows. Does Cassidy have a chance against Landrieu in LA?

crankyoldlady on May 29, 2014 at 11:02 PM

It’s not necessarily the food making these kids fat. It’s the fact that they sit on their butts all day and don’t go out and play. I ate all the sugary cereals, fruit roll ups, doritos, but I ran around until the street lights came on and it was time for mom to scrape off the dirt and go to bed. The move part is fine, but the food is just going to make kids move towards junk.

Pickle on May 29, 2014 at 10:57 PM

There is much truth in this.

I’ve been a junk-food junkie for 30 years now, but I also exercise regularly (have run a couple marathons) and I’m in perfect health and have never had a weight problem …

ShainS on May 29, 2014 at 11:03 PM

No it’s not, this is a for profit site, Ed protects it just as any business proprietor would their own establishment. We are guests here, not the sites owners. oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

No guests,, no advertisors. No clicks, no bucks.

wolly4321 on May 29, 2014 at 10:57 PM

The road to hell is not a cliff, it is a very gentle sloop. HotAir’s traffic has been declining every since Ed took over, but it’s is far from dead.

oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Axe on May 29, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Excellent. :)

thatsafactjack on May 29, 2014 at 11:03 PM

You sure are a fat fugly chick…

OmahaConservative on May 29, 2014 at 10:58 PM

You better be careful there, OC. Her boyfried, the sock, might come after you.

lineholder on May 29, 2014 at 11:03 PM

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 10:54 PM

.
I’ve been here longer than most of the MODS.
Kiss off.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM

.
. . . * insert kissing sound, here * . . . : )

listens2glenn on May 29, 2014 at 11:04 PM

I’ve been here longer than most of the MODS.
Kiss off.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM

only having read your comments for a short while im starting to notice that your lenght of time commenting on this website seems to be your proudest achievment in life. congratulations are in order i suppose.

congratulations.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 11:04 PM

[opens Meeting Room...usual set-up procedures implemented...]

Newtie and the Beauty on May 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM

There needs to be a concerted effort to mock that which is ridiculous and troll-like.

Bigbullets on May 29, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Ok people, we need to have a talk.

Bigbullets on May 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Let it fly, Bigbullets.

What’s on your mind?

ShainS on May 29, 2014 at 11:04 PM

The Kinks – Maximum Consumption

Christien on May 29, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Ok people, we need to have a talk.

Bigbullets on May 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM

coolrepublica has lit a candle for you.

ToddPA on May 29, 2014 at 11:05 PM

The Lady Wore Black – Queensryche

thatsafactjack on May 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

:) TYVM

Axe on May 29, 2014 at 11:06 PM

only having read your comments for a short while im starting to notice that your lenght of time commenting on this website seems to be your proudest achievment in life. congratulations are in order i suppose.

congratulations.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 11:04 PM

It’s not Nobel Peace Prize worthy, but it’s not nothing.

Bigbullets on May 29, 2014 at 11:06 PM

When told about Maya.. Slow-Joe Biden said how much he loved her calendar.

viking01 on May 29, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on May 29, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Thanks Beauty!

KCB on May 29, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Axe on May 29, 2014 at 11:06 PM

My pleasure. :)

thatsafactjack on May 29, 2014 at 11:06 PM

coolrepublica has lit a candle for you.

ToddPA on May 29, 2014 at 11:05 PM

i thought her candle burned only for me..and t bone. i must say im a little dissappointed.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 11:06 PM

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 11:04 PM

pee off.

Newtie and the Beauty on May 29, 2014 at 11:06 PM

There needs to be a concerted effort to mock that which is ridiculous and troll-like.

Bigbullets on May 29, 2014 at 11:04 PM

I sense you’re speaking of the one that never met a capital letter except in its nom?

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 11:06 PM

It’s not Nobel Peace Prize worthy, but it’s not nothing.

Bigbullets on May 29, 2014 at 11:06 PM

she deserves at least a sticker i suppose.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 11:07 PM

boo hoo. not your house, not your rules. ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 10:54 Pm

Is it yours?

You have to play by the same rules.

I think I’ll use that.

But,, you probably don’t have the same rules.

wolly4321 on May 29, 2014 at 11:07 PM

I’ve been here longer than most of the MODS.
Kiss off.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM
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only having read your comments for a short while im starting to notice that your lenght of time commenting on this website seems to be your proudest achievment in life. congratulations are in order i suppose.

congratulations.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 11:04 PM

.
What’s yours?

listens2glenn on May 29, 2014 at 11:07 PM

coolrepublica has lit a candle for you.

ToddPA on May 29, 2014 at 11:05 PM

That candle commemorates their recently departed mental faculties.

Bigbullets on May 29, 2014 at 11:07 PM

KCB on May 29, 2014 at 11:06 PM

YMW, Ken! :-D

Newtie and the Beauty on May 29, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Yes, I see your therapy isn’t going well…

climbnjump on May 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM

It’s going great! I have accepted that I can love more than 1 man. I am ok with loving you and Koch and t-bone. I am starting my own hotair harem.

coolrepublica on May 29, 2014 at 11:08 PM

I’m in perfect health and have never had a weight problem …

ShainS on May 29, 2014 at 11:03 P

Ah but you just think you’re in perfect health. You need the government to tell you whether you are or not.

crankyoldlady on May 29, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the peace and tranquility of QOTD! //

I am all out of anything to say, my brain is tired and shutting down for the night…

Good Night and God Bless you all!! :)

Sparky: Look forward to see you back on the threads. Someone is goona super-glue your propeller to your ‘nether’ regions when you do show yourself!! {{ HUGS }}

Scrumpy on May 29, 2014 at 11:08 PM

ShainS on May 29, 2014 at 11:03 PM

I’m a bottomless pit. I’m always eating-but because I don’t drive and work in retail I’ve stayed in decent shape.
*I’ve walked one marathon…and THIRTEEN half-marathons.*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 29, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Kryptonite – Three Doors Down

Theme song of a resident wizard.

thatsafactjack on May 29, 2014 at 11:08 PM

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