Is Michelle really serious about child nutrition, or is the goal here just to screw over the middle class.

Posted by evlwhtguy 3 years, 10 months ago to Education
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The one thing everyone seems to be missing here is that this lunch, in all likelihood, was provided to the child free. Michelle needs to mind her own business, but there is a strong idea, amongst apparently everyone in the country, that somehow the child in question is owed a lunch that the child and the parent like. NEWSFLASH.....this is what happens when you rely on government to provide for you!

One other point...If the first lady is so excited about nutrition.....how about changes the SNAP program. With all the bar codes that are assigned to every item in the store, it would be very easy to put prepared foods, potato chips, snack foods and soda on the list of items that cannot e purchased with the EBT card. But nooooo!! The administration won’t do that , that would improve nutrition amongst those poor downtrodden "High risk groups" but it wouldn’t screw over the middle class in this country.
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  • Posted by  $  Stormi 3 years, 10 months ago
    Michelle Obama seems to know little about anything, except hatred for this country. She was forced to surrender her law license or face prosecution. She did NOT major in nutrition, and I do believe one photo of the family in the WH living quarters showed a dish of nachos and sauce on the table. It is a case of do as I say, not as I do. I think she was hoping no one would notice she knows nothing of what she is trying to use as her legacy as First Lady. It is a lot like Al Gore and his non-expertise on the pseudo global climate change, not stopping him from making money on carbon credits.
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  • Posted by  $  rockymountainpirate 3 years, 10 months ago
    Bleh! My mom always packed us a good, nutritious brown bag lunch. Now parents are being criminalized for doing the same. What would happen if all the parents got together and sent a brown bag lunch all on the same day?

    A great example of why parents should just say no and tell moochelle and the rest of the grubment to butt out.
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    • Posted by Herb7734 3 years, 10 months ago
      Brown bag? My mom often packed a salami on rye with yellow mustard. When I opened the greasy bag, the aroma of garlic filled the room. If you didn't like it, too bad, I did.
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    • Posted by 3 years, 10 months ago
      That would never happen, in many school districts a major portion of the students are getting free lunches. Their worthless parents are damn sure not going to dip in to their EBT funds to pack a lunch! [I am being generous here in using the plural when I refer to parents!] If this program was properly administered, the EBT and WIC money should go down during the school year as the poor starving waifs are getting fed at school. But it doesn't. The whole operation is a wealth transfer program from the producers to the moochers, with government moochers in the middle getting their cut.
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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 3 years, 10 months ago
    I can now well imagine that there are kids who do not go to school hungry but come home hungry after looking at a mich-hell lunch and saying "Yuck!"
    I had it made as a school kid back in to 50s and 60s. The food wasn't great but it was almost always tasty to some extent.
    One of the funniest sights I ever saw was another elementary school kid sticking a straw into a mound of Jello and blowing air through it.
    That Jello wriggled all about until it exploded.
    Also funny was another kid spitting up his fruit juice for laughing when the Jello went flying.
    Bet there's no Jello for a kid to blow up now.
    Many years later in 1982 I ate the same state food at the Alabama Corrections Academy in Selma. For the next 21 years I watched inmates eat that same state food.
    Inmates always complain about their food but it is essentially the same stuff they ate in school.
    Woe is the lifer who can only dream of eating steak, baked potato or lobster.
    Woe to the prison should mich-hell food be served. Since I'm now retired, I'll only have to read about the riot.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 3 years, 10 months ago
    The woman is intrusive. Not only that, she's nosey. None of her business what I eat, what my children eat, what my grandchildren eat and what the kids next door eat. When are the sheeple of America going to stand up to this knowitall woman. Is she a nutritionist? No! But she plays one in the White House. I wish I could get close enough to her and eat her food recommendations and then blow chunks all over her. GRRR.
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  • Posted by  $  jlc 3 years, 10 months ago
    I am trying to figure out what is wrong with a fish fillet and a bun. I don't like fish, but if I imagine that it is a hunk of chicken instead, there are tons of times I have snatched a leftover chicken breast and a roll and stuffed them in a bag to take with me for breakfast or lunch on the road - and I was often on my way to do something more strenuous than sit at a desk.

    So, given that you like fish: What is wrong with this?

    Jan
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    • Posted by khalling 3 years, 10 months ago
      Did you look at the picture?
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      • Posted by  $  jlc 3 years, 10 months ago
        Yeah. Not a bento box, eh?

        But not objectively less aesthetic than if I took a pic of a sausage or hunk of chicken with a Fr bread roll thrown on top of it. I can't guess if someone actually tried to make the meal look bad or if this is just a case of 'normal world has no aesthetics'.

        Jan
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    • Posted by johnpe1 3 years, 10 months ago
      no tartar sauce; no butter for the bun? -- j

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      • Posted by  $  jlc 3 years, 10 months ago
        Well...it is not 'fine dining'. But cummon! How many times have you slapped a hunk of meat on some bread and dashed out the door? If you are hungry, it is a great meal.

        Jan, remembers many dried sausage-Fr bread roll- hunk o'cheese meals
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        • Posted by Herb7734 3 years, 10 months ago
          If you're hungry enough, anything's a great meal. But if you have a choice (remember choice? It's what freedom is all about) you'll go for what you like. Some of it may even be nutritious.
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        • Posted by johnpe1 3 years, 10 months ago
          I've always gone by the motto "Travel heavy,
          travel fast." -- take the sauces, too! -- j

          p.s. guess that's why I wasn't a
          fighter plane driver.

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          • Posted by  $  jlc 3 years, 10 months ago
            Bomber pilot? Refueler?

            Jan
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            • Posted by johnpe1 3 years, 10 months ago
              maintenance boss with B-52s and KC-135s. . used
              the engineering degree to make sure that they were
              safe to fly. . and, yes, as an rotc cadet, I was praised
              as a steadier hand on the controls of a c-47 and a
              t-33 with usaf pilots in the other seat. . but I wanted
              to do engineering. -- j

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              • Posted by  $  jlc 3 years, 10 months ago
                My father was career AF and used to say to me that the reason that the USAF was more egalitarian than the other branches of the military was because if a pilot was rude to his mechanic, the pilot fell 30,000 feet.

                Good for you for going for what you wanted instead of letting yourself get pushed onto a different path.

                Jan
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                • Posted by johnpe1 3 years, 10 months ago
                  Hey, Thanks!!! . and I followed the links to the photos
                  of your armor work -- beautiful!!! . how do you learn
                  to do that kind of metal work, trained by someone? -- j

                  p.s. we had a good relationship with the aircrews;;;
                  mutual respect and teamwork was tight. . and when
                  the wind was blowing and the rain was freezing,
                  I went up in the cherry-picker with the mechanics
                  to change the hydraulic rudder actuator on the B52 tail --
                  50 feet up -- when they [and I was also] were scared
                  to do it. . but we did the work. . moving target, with
                  that tail blowing in the wind!

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                  • Posted by  $  jlc 3 years, 10 months ago
                    B52's are awesome. They should be legends in stories for generations to come. But the plane you were working on just liked the wind - it was 'wagging its tail' for you.

                    For armor, the apprentice system still works. That suit was made from a photo I saw of a suit of Polish armor from about 1625. I never got above the apprentice level (though my drafting patterns from a pic was held to be a journeyman level). Master armorers are incredible.

                    Jan
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                    • Posted by johnpe1 3 years, 10 months ago
                      if the metal is steel, how do you keep it from rusting,
                      polyurethane or something? -- j

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                      • Posted by  $  jlc 3 years, 10 months ago
                        Nope. Lots of polishing. Once you get steel polished to a mirror surface, it actually resists rust pretty well. Then you keep an eye on it (for rust starting to form) and rub out any incipient spots with Simichrome; Simichrome on a fine steel wool pad if the rust is bad. You can use car wax to finish the shine.

                        Jan
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                        • Posted by johnpe1 3 years, 10 months ago
                          WoW. . I learned about simichrome with the '71
                          harley -- fine stuff! . then, Meguiar's to cover it. -- j

                          p.s. I have a way to polish scratches out of plastic
                          glasses or DVDs with simichrome, a flap of leather,
                          and an electric eraser motor.

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                          • Posted by  $  jlc 3 years, 10 months ago
                            Simichrome is tons better than any other polishing compound I have used. Love the stuff - hard to find, sometimes.

                            I would love to hear about your polishing trick, but this thread is getting too short to type in.

                            Jan
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                            • Posted by johnpe1 3 years, 10 months ago
                              simichrome has some coarse particles and many
                              fine particles. . with a triangular piece of leather
                              rubber-banded to the business end of an old K and E
                              electric eraser (the tiny one which spins fast), I pass
                              it over a patch of simichrome while it's spinning
                              slowly. . then, I spin it fast and get rid of the coarse
                              particles which it may have picked up,, barely
                              touching it to a clean white piece of paper.

                              then, with a magnifying glass which I use for
                              soldering, I spin it up fast and polish the lens.
                              you can watch the image of the tip touching the
                              lens and move it around carefully. . inspect the
                              surface frequently. . wipe it off with an alcohol
                              pad. . look through it. . repeat the whole process
                              'til you're done.

                              plenty of thread; yes? -- j

                              K and E::: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/K-E-Motoraser...
                              and http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-1966-...

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  • Posted by Clairity 3 years, 10 months ago
    I worked in a HS cafeteria 8 years ago. My school had a program (not advertised) if a child could not afford lunch they could go to the bookkeeper tell them they were hungry, had no money for lunch and they would get a lunch voucher. When I found out about the program I made sure every student trying to get by on a candy bar or bag of chips knew about it.
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  • Posted by Riftsrunner 3 years, 10 months ago
    When I was in elementary school, we had a school lunch program that was quite satisfactory. And even the poorest children got fed, not because the government was paying, but the local churches and organizations were picking up the tab for them. And they made sure the food was good and edible. I know this because I worked as a lunch helper in my latter years there and remember spot checks that were conducted. Then the government decide it was their job and the quality plummeted as did the number of covered children. It seemed the not so poor (those who parents made just a little too much to qualify for a free lunch) were left out when it came to the government. But then it was just a flim-flam on the government's part to take over all school lunches to protect these poor unfortunates who were forced to starve while everyone else got to eat fine. Because if you rely on government to fix a problem, be ready to for them to come back in a few years to fix the PROBLEMS their fixing the first problem created. Because government isn't in the problem solving business, but the how can we keep the money flowing to our pet projects business.
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  • Posted by Abaco 3 years, 10 months ago
    I know some young couples who don't want to have kids. They look around, see the challenges I've faced trying to raise my own and they say, "Forget it." I tell them, "I don't blame you."
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  • Posted by  $  Temlakos 3 years, 10 months ago
    Of course the goal is to screw over the productive class. The only ones who benefit are the Big Names With Pull. Even the clients of those programs fall into a trap--though it's a trap of their own making. They voted for those guys, after all.
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  • Posted by peterchunt 3 years, 10 months ago
    Why is anyone following Michelle’s wishes? She is not a member of the executive nor of congress. She has no power to enforce. It seems to me that whoever follows this is just a leftest lemming!
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  • Posted by johnpe1 3 years, 10 months ago
    all I'd like would be tartar sauce and butter, and I
    would go to town! . Yes, it looks like gulag food,
    but it might be healthy (no one reported sick?)
    and I love fish -- preferably without the scales. -- j

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  • Posted by  $  MichaelAarethun 3 years, 10 months ago
    No wonder the nations kids go to bed hungry every night. Wasn't it Michelle Antoinette who said, "let them eat ethanol?"

    Either that or she was hired by the people who bought Hostess and is fronting a save the Twinkies and Ding Dongs effort. Otherwise where would he next government party candidates be found.
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  • Posted by jdg 3 years, 10 months ago
    I wonder how much she has to beat up the kids to make them eat her idea of a "nutritious" meal?
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    • Posted by term2 3 years, 10 months ago
      I got a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as well as meat loaf and sandwich meats. Sure looked a lot better than this stuff. If this is what kids are exposed to as healthy, they will just go back to junk food (looks and tastes better) later
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  • Posted by gaiagal 3 years, 10 months ago
    I don't get it. How much does it cost to by whole chicken breasts, a dozen eggs, a loaf of bread, mayonnaise and mustard? Cook up the breasts, boil the eggs. Slice up the cooked meat, make egg salad...and you're set for a week worth of sandwiches. Throw in a banana, apple or a Little Debbies. That's only one idea. There are tons of inexpensive, nutritious lunch ideas.

    If more than just a few families can't afford or find the time to prepare such simple meals, America is a very scary place in which to live.

    The best way to deal with Michelle Obama's nutritional takeover is to not give it power. Bring lunch from home. The end. If doing so is too expensive, one can't really complain about what is given to them for free. If one doesn't have the time to prepare lunch and chooses to purchase a school lunch - that is a choice freely made. Seems odd to complain.

    Anyone who is getting a handout - and ANYTHING you accept for free is a handout regardless of why you are accepting it - pays for it, not with money, but by giving up the freedom to make a choice.

    Beggars can't be choosers.




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  • Posted by vido 3 years, 10 months ago
    It doesn't look too bad, if I look at the photo only, it resembles a simple japanese lunch composed of a mackerel filet, some nattou (fermented beans), and instead of rice, a bun of bread. It misses the miso soup though, or some pickles for the bread.

    Example : http://marusijr1966.up.n.seesaa.net/maru...

    Of course, in reality, instead of nattou, I wonder what it can be, and also the portion seems suspiciously under-sized, as if the goal was to prevent optimal brain development in children by way of malnutrition. Come on...
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  • Posted by  $  splumb 3 years, 10 months ago
    I grew up in the Detroit Public School system. We didn't have vouchers or anything like that for the poorest kids, which was just as well. Compared to the unrecognizable, inedible slop available in my schools, the lunches I've seen kids publish pics of look positively four-star. We either brought our own lunches or willingly went hungry.
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  • Posted by  $  Thoritsu 3 years, 10 months ago
    Same as all well-intentioned rules to control people. They don't work unless there is an objective that 1) the people see and 2) the people endorse.

    I just love all these same people pushing their version of healthy, non GMO eating also argue 1) against negative connotations for being fat and 2) that an overweight person should get a handicapped sticker for parking!
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