Skip to comments.Michelle Obama Vows Veto of Changes to School Lunch Menus
Posted on 05/30/2014 4:30:46 PM PDT by John Semmens
First Lady Michelle Obama says she will "veto" any effort by Republicans in Congress to grant local school districts discretion to deviate from her prescribed "healthy fare" food choices. "Obesity is a serious health threat and I have worked too long and hard to allow the gains I have achieved to be undermined by people suffering from nutritional ignorance," she declared.
School districts have sought freedom to diverge from the First Lady's program because many of their students refuse to eat what is served. Nonetheless, Michelle sees no reason to yield or compromise. "Even if it is true that some of their students won't eat what's good for them, I can't permit the substitution of unhealthy alternatives," she insisted. "If this means that some students go without lunch, well, is that really so bad? Kids today are way too fat. Missing one meal a day would probably benefit most of them."
Meanwhile, the lunches served to Michelle's daughters at the posh Sidwell Friends School deviate considerably from what she has decreed must be mandatory for public schools catering to the broader population.
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Maybe she should just pass another law or at least sign an EO.
Sidwell Friends School Menu:
June 4, 2014
Snack: Nesie’s Homemade Bread
Seasonal Vintner’s Salad
Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza
Variety Veggie Flatbread Pizzas
Roasted Spring Vegetables
I don’t see her as POTUS until 2025..after Hillary.
Thank goodness lunch is included in the $25 grand tuition!
First “Lady”s” have veto power? What planet are these idiots from?
Impersonating a federal official is a felony isn’t it?
Interesting... I am not a lawyer. But I am sure someone will know this answer.
She has veto authority now? Did I miss a Royal (executive) Order?
I thought she was elected associated POS already.... Er, I mean potus. Yeah, that’s it. Associate pResident Of The United States
No wonder she was disbarred. The woman is an idiot.
I am 50. My mom only ever worked part time when we were kids and it was either at night, when my dad was home or grandma watched and fed us. We walked to school in the AM, we walked home for lunch, we walked back for the afternoon and then walked home after school. We did not play video games and we played outside until the street lights came on. We whined if we could not go outside. Even if it was snowing!
I think the cause is not lunch!
heh. I see you are still reeling in a few. Of course she may have effective veto power via the teacher’s unions at the publik skools.
I gotz da gravel...
San Fran Michelle Obama
It is satire, but very close to truth. Personally I blame tv/video games leading to no outdoor play/exercise and parents willing to use tv/games as a babysitter.
Almost fell for this one. John, you are a genius. :)
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Your daily routine was like my own as a kid. Mom made us breakfast & off we walked to school. Back home for lunch and then the walk back to school. After school, we had a snack, changed out clothes & went outside to play. After dinner, it was homework time, & then listening to the radio for our nightly favorite programs. And then it was bed time. On Sunday, after I picked up the Sunday newspapers on my way home from Mass, my parents would read the news, and my brother & I would read all the cartoons..looked forward to them each Sunday. Use to go to the neighborhood show each Saturday, along with many of the kids in the neighborhood, for the movie, popcorn, candy, cartoons and news of the world on the big screen.
I think we got our first TV in the late 40s/early 50s,and then we'd watch a kid's TV program called kids’ TV program called Lunchtime Little Theatre with Uncle Johnny Coons while we ate our lunch and then back to school. In the evening, we'd do our homework first after dinner, and then watch TV with our parents. If my Dad fell asleep in his char, & my Mom was busy in the kitchen, we kids would then turn the channel to watch something a kid would like to see. Sweet memories, and only one TV in each home!
In the summer, the fun never ended, and we get to stay up later and do summer fun things. Aside from my roller skates, my bike and Red Flyer wagon, all our play consisted of fun things we thought up to do and the props we built with our own hands. The local Boy's Club..we lived in Chicago (b/4 they had Girls & Boys Clubs) and the local parks provided lots of fun opportunities, aside from the big yard we had at home. We also liked to play boardgames & cards when we were younger, as you said defconw, there were no video games or other electronics. “We wined if we could not go outside” to quote your words, and that is sooo true. Even IF it was snowing. Those WERE THE DAYS, MY FRIEND.
Oh John, you’ve done it again!!!! (said in my best Magoo voice)
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We would go swimming every afternoon and spent evenings after the street lights came on in the yard chasing lighting bugs. TV was for winters and rainy days. But I remember if it was warm enough and no lighting was in the area, we would put on our swim suits and play in the rain or on someones front porch. I feel lucky that I had that. I feel sorry for today's kids. Everything is organized and structured. Blah!
I’m sorry but since when does the First Sasquatch have the power to dictate anything?
I blame the schools and Oprah types as well. They made parents fear little Johnny getting a scrape.
It can’t veto a damned thing. She needs sent to a nut house along with the turd she married.
I live in the woods now and we are well armed. Once again I can sleep with the windows open. I really missed that for 30 years or so. I only put the air on when the cats start to pant.
I relate to the 40s and 50s era and keep in touch with a couple of friends from those days. One of them lived three houses away on a row house street with 16 ft. wide homes. We've been friends for 69 yrs. and frequently talk about our great childhood (in the city). Yes, life was simpler then for kids. We walked to and from school in the morning, for lunch, and after school regardless of the weather. None of the moms drove cars and the dads worked all day.
We didn't have a park nearby---we called it "the lot", and the boys got together to play baseball there---no adults controlled their games.
I'm tempted to go on about jumping rope in the one-block street,the boys playing half-ball against the cigar factory wall,and so much more. Maybe I should write some memoirs!
Anyway, thanks for the memories.
You just reminded me that during the hot summer nights, my brother & I would sleep on the floor to catch the cool breeze from the open windows at night..that was a long time ago when we could open all our windows at night & just latch the screened door on our side porch(no double-bolt lock necessary.) I also live in a wooded area today, and love the smell of the woods and the fresh cool air at night. After I married and we had two cats, I had to make sure I didn’t turn on the AC for too long a time or too low a temp, because our cats didn’t like the cold. Cats rule, you know!
You're right in that there were few cars parked on streets in those days, and Moms didn't drive..everybody walked or took the bus. There were open lots in our neighborhood also, where kids would play ball. Some of the lots had tall, overgrown grass & weeds, and we use to call then the “prairie”, I think it's a Chicago term. We had those wonderful Ma and Pa grocery stores in our neighborhood and I can remember my Mom sending me to the butcher's around the block for a pound of round steak ground for that night's dinner, or across the street to the Ma & Pa grocery store for canned goods and ice cream for us. Or to the fish store on Fridays for Pike fish, my Dad's favorite.
I'd love to hear about your memories as you've mentioned. Jumping rope, playing tag games in the street, roller skating, dressing up in homemade costumes on Halloween, celebrating Christmas in pre and post WWII households, and the simplicity and sensible gift giving practices that kids today know nothing about. Tell me more...
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