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So, kids don't like the Michelle Obama menu:

http://www.examiner.com/article/school-children-going-hungry...

They're not eating it, because they don't like it. The Administration is going to have to raise their propaganda efforts, or raise the shock therapy voltage, or something.

I'm reminded of the Matrix, the food of which is coming soon to a school cafeteria near you:

Morning comes, and Neo is served disgusting looking goop for breakfast.

Tank : Here you go, buddy. Breakfast of champions.

He puts a bowl of it down in front of Neo, who just stares at it.

Mouse : If you close your eyes, it almost feels like you're eating runny eggs.

Apoc : Yeah, or a bowl of snot.

Mouse : You know what it really reminds me of? Tasty Wheat. Did you ever eat Tasty Wheat?

Switch : No, but technically, neither did you.

Mouse : That's exactly my point. Exactly. Because you have to wonder now, how did the machines really know what Tasty Wheat tasted like, huh? Maybe they got it wrong. Maybe what _I_ think Tasty Wheat tasted like actually tasted like, uh..oatmeal, or tuna fish. That makes you wonder about a lot of things. You take chicken for example, maybe they couldn't figure out what to make chicken taste like, which is why chicken tastes like everything. Maybe they couldn't...

Apoc : Shut up, Mouse.

Dozer : It's a single celled protein combined with synthetic aminos, vitamins, and minerals. Everything the body needs.


http://dc-mrg.english.ucsb.edu/WarnerTeach/E192/matrix/Matri...
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I'm not surprised. Getting kids to eat healthy is practically an impossible task.

Even in my family that trained my kids early to eat mostly veggies, fruits, nuts and grains with just one meal per day with a healthy lean meat.

They'd still go off with friends and eat junk food.

decath
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Kids had better get used to it.

True, they won't get beaten by a Taliban.

But those kids WILL NOT GROW UP IN A FREE COUNTRY.

Get over it.

Jedi
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"I'm not surprised. Getting kids to eat healthy is practically an impossible task. Even in my family that trained my kids early to eat mostly veggies, fruits, nuts and grains with just one meal per day with a healthy lean meat. They'd still go off with friends and eat junk food." -- decath


I'm sorry but that's funny! When I was living with my dad he used to growl at me "all that damn starch will make you fat!"

He was right, but I still love noodles, sandwiches, and pizza.

Art
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"Kids had better get used to it. True, they won't get beaten by a Taliban. But those kids WILL NOT GROW UP IN A FREE COUNTRY. Get over it." - Jedi


I reiterate, Barack Obama will not be President for life. The Pendulum will swing back the other way one day. Nothing lasts forever.

Just be patient.

After Harry S. Truman, a Democrat, came Dwight D. Eisenhower a Republican.

After Eisenhower the Republican came John F. Kennedy a Democrat.

After Lyndon Johnson, Democrat, came Nixon a Republican.

After Nixon/Ford came Jimmy Carter the Democrat.

After Carter came Ronald Reagan the Republican, and after Reagan/Bush we got Bill Clinton a Democrat.

After Clinton came Bush Jr. a Republican and after after Bush Jr. we got Barack Obama a Democrat.

Just be patient. The Pendulum will eventually swing back the other way. Nothing lasts forever.

Art
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I hope so.

But the public education system and pop culture are rendering tomorrow's Americans to be void of history or heritage, totally out of touch with what rights they have, why they have them, and how they got them. Mind you, we see some refreshing chutzpah in these kids speaking out against Michelle Farakhan Obama's tyranny.

But overall, I believe that government loves power. And doesn't want to give it up.

All the pendulum shifts you state are correct.....but I don't see Obama racing to give back powers afforded to him via the Patriot Act, for instance.

Even if a Repub gets elected, it's still hard to dismantle a bureacracy dedicated to managing what kids eat for lunch.

JediG
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whatever happened to the notion that the kid takes their own lunch and snacks to school? is that so 50's and 60's or what?

will the poor dears starve to death if they're that stupid or unwilling to bring their own food from home?

I don't get it, we always took a sack lunch to school...Momma packed it....sandwich, chips or frito and a ho ho or cupcake or twinkie. No wonder I was obese but hey it was a lunch.

LD
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whatever happened to the notion that the kid takes their own lunch and snacks to school? is that so 50's and 60's or what?

will the poor dears starve to death if they're that stupid or unwilling to bring their own food from home?

I don't get it, we always took a sack lunch to school...Momma packed it....sandwich, chips or frito and a ho ho or cupcake or twinkie. No wonder I was obese but hey it was a lunch.

LD
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I remember Snak-Pack pudding, mmmmm, with the pull off aluminum lid. The shoe-string potatoes were a pull-off lid too. Man, they'd never let such grave dangers to kid safety in a lunchroom nowadays.
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"whatever happened to the notion that the kid takes their own lunch and snacks to school? is that so 50's and 60's or what? will the poor dears starve to death if they're that stupid or unwilling to bring their own food from home? I don't get it, we always took a sack lunch to school...Momma packed it....sandwich, chips or frito and a ho ho or cupcake or twinkie. No wonder I was obese but hey it was a lunch." LD


I remember in the 5th grade in Los Angeles, California one time opening my lunch sack and all I had was a cottage cheese taco. That's all my mom had so that's what I got. It was so weird. Cottage cheese wrapped in a corn tortilla. And yes I ate it and was glad I had something.

One of my mom's sayings was "when it's gone, it's gone."

Art
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So, kids don't like the Michelle Obama menu:


Maybe Michelle will formulate some kind of chow that would be cheap to produce, easy to serve, and nutritionally complete. Oh, wait, we already have that, it's called Monkey Chow.

I posted this before, but only Artie took a look at it. It is long, but hysterically funny. You need to watch all of the videos, not just read the snippets.
http://www.angryman.ca/monkey.html

This Angry Man knows how the kids feel.
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I posted this before, but only Artie took a look at it. It is long, but hysterically funny. You need to watch all of the videos, not just read the snippets.
http://www.angryman.ca/monkey.html
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I did read them all, but I didn't realize there were videos. We were supposed to give squirrels we were rehabbing monkey chow because it is supposedly nutrionally wonderful. Squirrels may be rodents, but they aren't dumb. They wouldn't touch it.

arrete
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I reiterate, Barack Obama will not be President for life. The Pendulum will swing back the other way one day. Nothing lasts forever.

Maybe not, but the damage he's done will last a really long time, maybe the rest of our lives, and most certainly it will if he is re-elected.
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after Bush Jr. we got Barack Obama a Democrat.

Zero is not a Democrat, he's a Socialist.
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There’s an eight year-old girl in Scotland who started a blog on across-the-world school meals with the intent to raise enough to open a school kitchen/dining area for kids in Africa.

Most who post bring lunches yet many have school meals.

The site is a hoot because its kids writing about their meals and, yes, there is money coming in: the African dining hall now has a roof on it.

http://neverseconds.blogspot.ca/

MichaelR
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I did read them all, but I didn't realize there were videos.

Some of my favorite parts from the videos:

* He responds to a question he gets about how he feels watching other eat popcorn chicken. He says something like, "I want to kill you and take your popcorn chicken."

* He says he understands why monkeys are so violent. HA HA HA HA!

* The segment of him eating the nugget that he soaked in vodka to try to make it more palatable is PRICELESS!

* He has starved all week, losing weight (and he was not the least overweight to begin with), because he can't choke down enough of the kibble to keep up with his calorie needs. After 6 days of the diet, he decides to FAST on the last day just so he can finish out the week. Now imagine how hungry he must have been--the monkey chow had to be dreadful for him to make a choice to fast for the last day.
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I hope so.

But the public education system and pop culture are rendering tomorrow's Americans to be void of history or heritage, totally out of touch with what rights they have, why they have them, and how they got them. Mind you, we see some refreshing chutzpah in these kids speaking out against Michelle Farakhan Obama's tyranny.

But overall, I believe that government loves power. And doesn't want to give it up.

All the pendulum shifts you state are correct.....but I don't see Obama racing to give back powers afforded to him via the Patriot Act, for instance.

Even if a Repub gets elected, it's still hard to dismantle a bureacracy dedicated to managing what kids eat for lunch.

JediG


Jedi is right. Things are vastly different now. Just yesterday, there was a gaggle of gen x females in the breakroom arguing over whether or not the Pearl Harbor attack was before or after WWII. These are women that have JH kids. I was dumfounded. I quietly listened as they they came to the conclusion it was after WWII. I corrected them and gave them a short history lesson.

I really, really, really had to bite my tongue and not say anything like, "I bet you are all Obama supporters!". LOL

decath
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"I did read them all, but I didn't realize there were videos. We were supposed to give squirrels we were rehabbing monkey chow because it is supposedly nutrionally wonderful. Squirrels may be rodents, but they aren't dumb. They wouldn't touch it." - arrete
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Monkeys don't like it much either. You have to soak it in orange juice to get them to eat it. It has fish oil in it and has a sort of nasty rotten fish smell about it. It might be nutritionally complete but it's not very palatable.

Art
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whatever happened to the notion that the kid takes their own lunch and snacks to school? is that so 50's and 60's or what?



Something I've battled with my 3 kids.

Two words.

"Not cool"

Everything is about appearances. If you don't have the right clothes. Not cool. Ride the bus? Not Cool. 16 and no car? Not cool.

Most teenagers are idiots.

At one point, around 14 or so, my son started bringing his lunch to school because the food at home was just better. He would bring these huge home-made hoggie sandwiches my SAHW would make.

His athlete buddies were envious. Sometimes he would sell his lunch to another kid for $10 and buy lunch for a change.

decath
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"The site is a hoot because its kids writing about their meals and, yes, there is money coming in: the African dining hall now has a roof on it." http://neverseconds.blogspot.ca/ MichaelR


I didn't see any tortillas with cottage cheese on them in those lunch boxes but I did see some rather strange lunches. Not a fan of Vegemite. Bonnie buys and eats it once in a while. I think it tastes yucky.

Art
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arguing over whether or not the Pearl Harbor attack was before or after WWII

Did we quit after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

- John Belushi
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The shoe-string potatoes were a pull-off lid too. Man, they'd never let such grave dangers to kid safety in a lunchroom nowadays. - 2828

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I remember those shoe string potatoes, they were so good. There were always just a few that were extra toasted, all brown and crispy, those were the very best. I also ate those fired onion rings that come in can. They had the deadly pull off lid too. Those onion rings were tasty but after about half a can of the grease laden morsels, even my teenage iron stomach would start feeling barfy. I love that word, barfy. Say it with me. It's fun.
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Maybe Michelle will formulate some kind of chow that would be cheap to produce, easy to serve, and nutritionally complete. Oh, wait, we already have that, it's called Monkey Chow.

I posted this before, but only Artie took a look at it. It is long, but hysterically funny. You need to watch all of the videos, not just read the snippets.
http://www.angryman.ca/monkey.html

This Angry Man knows how the kids feel.
tmeri

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I beg your pardon, I read it before....thought the guy was crazy but it was a good try.

For the record, they...you know who they are....well, it's good to change up dog food, maybe mix in some chicken broth and veggie, maybe add a little canned........gawd how boring it would be to eat kibble day after day.......one big set up for a blow out binge. :)

LD
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The shoe-string potatoes were a pull-off lid too. Man, they'd never let such grave dangers to kid safety in a lunchroom nowadays. - 2828

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I remember those shoe string potatoes, they were so good. There were always just a few that were extra toasted, all brown and crispy, those were the very best. I also ate those fired onion rings that come in can. They had the deadly pull off lid too. Those onion rings were tasty but after about half a can of the grease laden morsels, even my teenage iron stomach would start feeling barfy. I love that word, barfy. Say it with me. It's fun.
bhm

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omg! I used to eat the big cans of shoe string potatoes.....with Pepsi......mmmmmm...love those salty carbohydrates!
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I beg your pardon, I read it before

It was not something to read. It was a series of hilarious videos. It must be watched to find out how funny it was.
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Just yesterday, there was a gaggle of gen x females in the breakroom arguing over whether or not the Pearl Harbor attack was before or after WWII. These are women that have JH kids. I was dumfounded. I quietly listened as they they came to the conclusion it was after WWII. I corrected them and gave them a short history lesson. - decath

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I am watching <more like just listening> of a re-run of that sitcom, Til Death, while I try hopelessly to catch up with you hayseeds.

Just now, I mean just as I was reading your post, I hear the mother on the show say to her daughter, paraphrasing "If we reacted that way when they bombed Pearl Harbor in WW I, we would all be speaking Japanese right now."

we are doomed.
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I beg your pardon, I read it before

It was not something to read. It was a series of hilarious videos. It must be watched to find out how funny it was.
tmeri

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oh for goodness sakes!........my terminology was incorrect......I watched them.

am I the only one touchy today? :)

working with numbers always puts me in a "mood".

LD
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I remember in the 5th grade in Los Angeles, California one time opening my lunch sack and all I had was a cottage cheese taco. That's all my mom had so that's what I got. It was so weird. Cottage cheese wrapped in a corn tortilla. And yes I ate it and was glad I had something.

One of my mom's sayings was "when it's gone, it's gone."

Art



My dad controlled all the money (what there was of it) in our house. My mom sometimes had to beg him to give her some grocery money when we were out of food, and if he was mad at her and was in one of his bad "moods", sometimes he wouldn't give it to her.

One night for dinner when I was a kid, all I had to eat was tuna fish on crackers. There wasn't anything else left in the house to eat. My dad sometimes went for days without eating anything so he didn't care.
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Something I've battled with my 3 kids.

Two words.

"Not cool"

Everything is about appearances. If you don't have the right clothes. Not cool. Ride the bus? Not Cool. 16 and no car? Not cool.

Most teenagers are idiots.



I was never cool in high school. I just dealt with it, and somehow life went on.
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oh for goodness sakes!........my terminology was incorrect......I watched them.


Oh. I should have realized you meant that you watched them when you said that you read it. My mistake.
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Hi Decath....

The void of history and heritgage you mention in future Americans is so true.

IMO it was a grand design of the Establishment which is mostly Liberal, but the GOP isn't all that better.

Simply put, if Americans don't know their history, their rights, how they got their rights and what they are supposed to do with those rights, then they are much more happy to give those rights up.

This is one of THEE biggest reasons I've been so pessimistic for so many years.

I really hate what America is devolving into, and feel powerless to do anything about it.

JediG
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I really hate what America is devolving into, and feel powerless to do anything about it.

JediG


I know how you feel. All we can do is do the best we can to influence people in our personal spheres. Raise your kids right and try to help others. I volunteer through outreach programs in my local church. I've been able to help a few people over the years get on their and get their minds straightened out towards self-sufficiency.

I know one thing for sure. All 3 my kids are conservative and will never vote for a democrat. I consider them 3 arrows I'm shooting into the world, hopefully making a positive influence.

At least it's something.

decath
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I know one thing for sure. All 3 my kids are conservative and will never vote for a democrat. I consider them 3 arrows I'm shooting into the world, hopefully making a positive influence. - decath

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With me it's a push. One kid normal, the other kid a liberal.
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With me it's a push. One kid normal, the other kid a liberal.

My kid was a liberal-leaning sort until she earned $70k in 2008. She saw the amount of taxes she had to pay. I told her who did she think was paying for the freebies her friends bragged about getting?

Presto! Instant Conservative.
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"I know one thing for sure. All 3 my kids are conservative and will never vote for a democrat. I consider them 3 arrows I'm shooting into the world, hopefully making a positive influence." - decath
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"With me it's a push. One kid normal, the other kid a liberal." - Bighairymike



Sisters Lindytoes and Robin are liberal, Democrat, with Robin being even more socialist than Lindytoes. My brother John, the beekeeper is a hardcore conservative Republican, probably actually more Libertarian truth be known. Don't know about my sister Valerie, the one that loves babies. She might vote Republican simply because I suspect she is anti-abortion.

I think maybe I'm more centrist, liberal on some things and conservative on others. Perhaps a sort of liberal Libertarian. Or perhaps I really don't care that much? I figure whoever gets elected I'll go on living just like I have been for the last 60 years.

Art
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