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Up against the wall kid! What do you have in that lunch box?
The Orange County Register blog Orange Punch ^ | 2-16-2012 | Mark Landsbaum

Posted on 02/16/2012 10:54:30 AM PST by landsbaum

... A child’s mother sent the kid, a preschooler mind you, to school with a turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips and apple juice.

Is there any conceivable grounds here for government intervention? No? Think again.

Bauer reports that the lunch from home “failed the mandatory lunch inspection”...

(Excerpt) Read more at orangepunch.ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Education; Food; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: foodnazis; foodpolice; governmentmandates; lunchnazis; nannystate; obamacare; schoollunches

1 posted on 02/16/2012 10:54:41 AM PST by landsbaum
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I have seen this story posted in numerous places this week and every time I see it I flip-out. It has to be in the top 3 most egregious government intervention stories of the past year.

WTF is wrong with these people?


2 posted on 02/16/2012 10:57:56 AM PST by Jenny217
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To: landsbaum

Yes, we’re all aware.

Has your blog got some new info or a unique perspective on this?

Maybe you should post that part here, so that no one needs to visit your blog.

Then excerpt the rest of the stuff we already knew.


3 posted on 02/16/2012 10:59:05 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: landsbaum

“1-Adam 12, 1-Adam 12, we have a 439 in progress....child eating non-government approved lunch brought from home...all units please respond.”


4 posted on 02/16/2012 11:01:02 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: landsbaum

Checklist:

___Protein
___Dairy
___Fruit/vegetable
___Condom/BC pill
___Obama action figure


5 posted on 02/16/2012 11:03:11 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: landsbaum

I was going to say “Well, move out of California, then.” Until I found out it was NC. WHAT???!!!! *grrrr* I mean it’s bad enough if it _was_ California, even...


6 posted on 02/16/2012 11:04:35 AM PST by zorro8987
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To: Jenny217

I AM flipping out. Is this really happening in the USA?! Unreal! *sigh*


7 posted on 02/16/2012 11:06:36 AM PST by zorro8987
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To: landsbaum

this better be a made-up story! Incredible!


8 posted on 02/16/2012 11:07:52 AM PST by zorro8987
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To: zorro8987

“I’ve got Love in my Lunch Box!”

The USDA does not approve that.


10 posted on 02/16/2012 11:09:29 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: landsbaum

People are told government at every level wants to control and regulate everything we do, and some drooling in cups are just unable to see it.

It’s become inordinately clear, those running government at all levels, are extremely controlling individuals.

I very much dislike those who attempt to control others.


11 posted on 02/16/2012 11:14:16 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: massgopguy

This has the filthy paw prints of The First Nag all over it.


12 posted on 02/16/2012 11:16:34 AM PST by Ax
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To: Larry Lucido

I’m glad this was posted.

Considering the punitive level of control government now has at all levels, this should probably be posted every day for the next month.


15 posted on 02/16/2012 11:24:10 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: zorro8987

Coincidentally, the leftists are spinning this entire story as being “bogus”....and are using this guy as their “”proof””.

Looks to me like they are just trying to cover their @ss after the fact, per usual.

http://ordinary-gentlemen.com/blog/2012/02/15/a-north-carolina-non-troversy/


16 posted on 02/16/2012 11:24:38 AM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: landsbaum

The New Black Lunchbox Patrol

17 posted on 02/16/2012 11:44:28 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Should a constitution protect government from the individual, or the individual from government?)
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To: landsbaum

One look in the garbage cans in these government approved cateterias will show half the government approved meals thrown away. I guess they will have to force feed the kids who refuse to eat all of the government “nutrition.”


18 posted on 02/16/2012 11:44:39 AM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: dragnet2; shibumi; Mark Landsbaum; landsbaum; Admin Moderator

Sure, let’s all do the following:

1) Start our own blogs to regurgitate stories.

2) Demand to be on the FR excerpt only list.

3) Instead of bumping other threads, we all start our own threads, post one measly sentence, and demand that FReepers give us hits.

4) Forgot to mention, we should do this under two different names.

5) And then never reply to posts.

6) Use FR to get hits and let the servers get overworked while FReepers dig deep to keep the blogpimps in business.

We can all get rich!

Right Landsbaum?

Landsbaum?

Landsbaum?

Landsbaum?


19 posted on 02/16/2012 11:50:44 AM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: Admin Moderator; landsbaum; Mark Landsbaum

Admin, a question.

What are the rules regarding blogpimping under two different screen names.

Especially by blogpimps that demand to be on the FR excerpt list but pimp their wares multiple times DAILY.

Should I double my monthly donations so accommodate the multiple identity multiple daily thread blogpimps? I can give up another meal per week if you like. Probably wouldn’t hurt.


20 posted on 02/16/2012 11:54:09 AM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: Larry Lucido

I have no idea what you’re talking about.

I am much more concerned with the extreme punitive level of control government now has, at all levels, than some poster or blog you happen to be angry at.


21 posted on 02/16/2012 11:56:01 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Larry Lucido; landsbaum

You do realize that landsbaum’s “blog” is not his, right? He’s a business writer for a major metro daily called the Orange County Register. The blog is owned by Freedom Communications, not Landsbaum. I know, I used to work for them too.

Lighten up, Francis.


22 posted on 02/16/2012 11:58:10 AM PST by Mugwump
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To: dragnet2

We’re all concerned, as are you.

However, some of us actually pay for FR to stay online.

We don’t appreciate people who only use FR as a thread dumping ground to pimp their blogs.

It’s a legitimate concern for those of us who pay the bills.

We’ll speak up when we like. It’s not your choice, though you can simply ignore us.


23 posted on 02/16/2012 11:58:47 AM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: Mugwump

He’s using FR for free advertising for his blog. Our donations pay for his free advertising. Let him come and reply if he likes.


24 posted on 02/16/2012 12:00:48 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: landsbaum

Gee what if the kid was Muslim and was packing a halal food lunch? Would government food Nazis have forced the kid to eat infidel food? Would that be any different than mandating Catholic institutions provide insurance that pays for birth control or abortion???


25 posted on 02/16/2012 12:01:42 PM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Larry Lucido

Larry:

It’s. Not. His. Blog.

All the man does is draw a salary. He works for a newspaper. The newspaper isn’t interested in hits. It’s just a service. He doesn’t get money for hits.


26 posted on 02/16/2012 12:05:23 PM PST by Mugwump
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To: landsbaum
Interesting story. Seems it can't be discussed as there are haters about.
27 posted on 02/16/2012 12:07:01 PM PST by KodakKing (Freedom isn't free. Just ask any soldier. www.anysoldier.com)
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To: landsbaum
Am I really surprised?

As a student of the History of the republic not really. Almost the entire 20th Century has been a rush to consolidate power in DC. To achieve this the Constitution was twice amended - popular election of Senators and the Federal Income tax. There was only one amendment in the 20th century that put a curb on this centralization of power - the one that limited Presidents to two elected terms because FDR broke tradition and ran for the Presidency 4 times. Sorry but potentially 16 years in office effective makes the President a monarch regardless of orientation.

What we are seeing is the logical outgrowth of “Zero Tolerance” and “We have to pass the bill to find out what is in it”.

If I were “King for the Day” I would amend the Constitution to limit the size of all bills. They could be no longer that the Declaration of Independence. If the concepts behind the bill can not be articulated in a few words we probably don't need it.

28 posted on 02/16/2012 12:07:12 PM PST by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: Mugwump

He writes a blog for the site. And he’s using FR as a dumping ground for one-sentence excerpts of every blog he writes.

He is self-aggrandizing himself on our dime while being inordinatly stingy on his contributions here. The very definition of a blog pimp, regardless of how you pretty it up.


29 posted on 02/16/2012 12:10:37 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: landsbaum

I thought I would look at some of the local reporting on this story rather than what is put out by alarmist blogs. It sounds like the story here contains some elements that are true and others that are false or exaggerated.


30 posted on 02/16/2012 12:13:18 PM PST by wideminded
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To: Mugwump

Hey Mug, nice screen name. :)


31 posted on 02/16/2012 12:32:22 PM PST by muglywump (Seven days without laughter makes one weak.)
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To: Mugwump; Larry Lucido
"All the man does is draw a salary. He works for a newspaper. The newspaper isn’t interested in hits. It’s just a service. He doesn’t get money for hits."

Seems that the man himself disagrees with you, Mugwump.

"Thanks so much. We link to our columns and blogs because page views on our newspaper website pay our salaries. Advertisers pay for the people who visit our site, alas, not other sites. Please click through and keep another newspaper in business."

- Mark Landsbaum (Click the link to see the FR thread for yourself.)
32 posted on 02/16/2012 12:37:14 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: muglywump

GMTA and all that...


33 posted on 02/16/2012 12:39:49 PM PST by Mugwump
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To: shibumi

Okay, point taken.


34 posted on 02/16/2012 12:42:29 PM PST by Mugwump
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