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House overturns school bake sale ban
Boston Herald ^ | 5/9/12 | Chris Cassidy

Posted on 05/09/2012 12:55:00 PM PDT by raccoonradio

State lawmakers overturned a controversial ban on school bake sales this afternoon after a fierce public outcry over school nutrition guidelines that also prohibited pizza, white bread and 2 percent milk.

“That is the stupidest thing I’ve seen in my career,” state Rep. Cory Atkins (D-Concord), moments after the House unanimously voted to ease the statewide cupcake crackdown. “Talk about hitting the nerve of government reaching far into people’s lives.”

State Rep. Brad Hill (R-Ipswich) offered the amendment, which leaves it up to local school committees whether to adopt the Department of Public Health rules, after hearing about an Ipswich school arts group that would have had to cancel bake-sale field trip fundraisers and fielding complaints from the local football Boosters concerned about their concession stands.

“I was outraged,” said Hill. “This is not what government was set up to do. Then when I started hearing from the groups and how this would affect different fundraising activities, it upset me even more.”

The Herald first broke the story about the new school nutritional requirements, which go into effect in August. Since then, the news has fueled a nationwide debate about the role schools should play in battling childhood obesity, which supporters have said is an epidemic threatening to shorten the lives of the country’s youngest generation.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper mocked the rules on his primetime show earlier this week.

The ban passed as an amendment to the House’s supplemental budget. It still has to pass the Senate and be signed by Gov. Deval Patrick.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bakesale; massachusetts; nannystate
Down with the nanny state
1 posted on 05/09/2012 12:55:03 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Howie list ping


2 posted on 05/09/2012 12:55:50 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Anderson Cooper? Someone is actually watching Anderson Cooper?

That is astounding.

Nearly as astounding as the bake sale proposal. What a bunch of meatheads. But then, this is the Bay State.


3 posted on 05/09/2012 12:57:23 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: raccoonradio

Public school is child abuse.


4 posted on 05/09/2012 12:59:42 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: RexBeach

Ever see that liberal bumper sticker, “It will be a great day when we have all the money we need for schools and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber?”

Now they want to disallow the _bake sale_ too!


5 posted on 05/09/2012 1:00:54 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

They will just wait awhile and then pass the law again in smaller pieces.


6 posted on 05/09/2012 1:03:11 PM PDT by donna (This is what happens when America is no longer a Christian nation.)
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To: donna
Put mandatory PE back in School for every grade and we won't have so many fat people.

no exercise is the worse thing this Department of Education did to children's obesity at School

7 posted on 05/09/2012 1:14:58 PM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: raccoonradio

After yesterday’s shellacking in the voting booths across the US, everyone but Soetoro got the message.


8 posted on 05/09/2012 1:24:10 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: raccoonradio

The country is going down hill with it’s hair on fire and we are spending time on bake sales!


9 posted on 05/09/2012 1:35:48 PM PDT by woodenickel
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To: scooby321

Mothers are supposed to teach children how to eat.

Mom’s not doing her job!


10 posted on 05/09/2012 1:43:08 PM PDT by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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To: scooby321

You’re right. In the old days even 1st graders had some kind of PE. In grade school they would let us check out various balls and we would hard for some time. I bet we smelled like little dogs when we got back to class, LOL.


11 posted on 05/09/2012 1:49:10 PM PDT by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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To: donna

we would play hard for some time


12 posted on 05/09/2012 1:50:25 PM PDT by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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To: raccoonradio
the statewide cupcake crackdown

lol, this will be all over the talk show, comedy circuit.

I'm a firm believer that excess sugar = early death, however it's up to people to learn this and adjust.

They did with tabacco and drunk driving and seatbelt usage.

It's not up to govenment to intervene. I hope Romney agrees.

13 posted on 05/09/2012 2:07:41 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: raccoonradio

Did anyone on Beacon (bacon?) Hill actually vote for this law or are they all saying “Who? Me??” like they never even HEARD of it...


14 posted on 05/09/2012 2:42:11 PM PDT by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: raccoonradio

I have not seen that insidious sticker. That is shameful and insulting to our men and woman protecting us.


15 posted on 05/10/2012 5:02:00 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: RexBeach
Indeed I have seen the sticker on cars, and agree with you. I only had to enter in terms like "bake sale bomber bumper sticker" to yahoo to find a pic of it.

Yeesh.


16 posted on 05/10/2012 11:17:20 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; ...

A Democrat legislature is supporting freedom? This must be Upside-Down World!

Nanny State PING!


17 posted on 05/10/2012 7:35:21 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Peet
Did anyone on Beacon (bacon?) Hill actually vote for this law or are they all saying “Who? Me??” like they never even HEARD of it...

I don't think it was ever a law in the first place, but a rule promulgated by some state agency, that was intended to be mandatory. These guys are now passing a law, which supersedes an agency regulation, to make those same guidelines voluntary on the part of individual school districts.

18 posted on 05/10/2012 7:59:45 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: raccoonradio

It would have cost them votes, they didn’t have a change of heart.

You watch they’ll come up with a tax on the fundraisers instead.


19 posted on 05/10/2012 8:22:10 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

LOLOL! Thanks for the ping!


20 posted on 05/10/2012 8:53:43 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: raccoonradio

Turn the lights on and the roaches scatter! What astounds me is that people think this is unique. It is not and things will get much worse with Obamacare.


21 posted on 05/11/2012 7:00:47 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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