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School Backs Away from Food Confiscation Policy (Food Nazis!)
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/9/04 | Anon

Posted on 11/09/2004 11:55:30 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom

Steven Walley is seething over the "food police" at his son's school.

A letter from the Freedom Elementary School said the county's Health Services Agency plans to educate students and families about healthy eating habits and there was a list of acceptable foods.

It also warned: "We will take away from students any non-nutritious foods such as hot Cheetos or chips, sugary snacks, soda, etc."

Walley couldn't believe it. "The food police," he said, had gone too far.

"There's no law on the books that would allow this," Walley said. "They're saying if I send my kid to school with chips or a Hostess pie for lunch, they're gonna take it away from him. What gives them the right?"

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In Freedom, California no less! Don't forget, your betters always know what's best for you. And never argue with your superiors.
1 posted on 11/09/2004 11:55:30 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

California, You have our permission to secede if you wish, BUT ALL YOUR CONSERVATIVES ARE BELONG TO US!........


2 posted on 11/09/2004 11:57:47 AM PST by Red Badger (Give someone enough EU-ROPE and they will hang themselves......out of pure frustration......)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
We will take away from students any non-nutritious foods such as hot Cheetos or chips, sugary snacks, soda, etc

Hot Cheetos? What happens when you put them in the microwave?

3 posted on 11/09/2004 11:58:46 AM PST by So Cal Rocket (Proud Member: Internet Pajama Wearers for Truth)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The schools need to eliminate their all cheese all the time lunch menus and then they can tell us what kids can take to lunch.


4 posted on 11/09/2004 11:58:59 AM PST by annyokie (If the shoe fits, put 'em both on!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

the *nazis are on the run all over since 11/2. let's make sure they don't get away.


5 posted on 11/09/2004 11:59:26 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (if a man lives long enough, he gets to see the same thing over and over.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

First thought:
No soup for you!

Second thought:
OK, we won't confiscate *all* the junkfood. Maybe just those Ho-Hos. And are those Whachamacallits? I used to LOVE whachamacallits! I didn't even know they still made those. And those Necco mints... those can't be good for you... And those [voice trails off]


6 posted on 11/09/2004 11:59:59 AM PST by dangus
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Freedom School is the place where you're free to make any decision you please, as long as they're ones the school wants you to make.
7 posted on 11/09/2004 12:00:22 PM PST by gaijin
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
"There's no law on the books that would allow this.."

Well, that's true for a lot of things.

8 posted on 11/09/2004 12:00:48 PM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Hurl the invective!)
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To: So Cal Rocket

>> Hot Cheetos? What happens when you put them in the microwave?<<

Obviously, they become a threat to civil society!


9 posted on 11/09/2004 12:01:00 PM PST by dangus
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
No doubt tofu and other vegan delicacies are okay. But, what about Ben & Jerry's ice cream? There's a dilemma.
10 posted on 11/09/2004 12:01:52 PM PST by mrobison (We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

For the record, when I was in grade school, they banned soda and candy. And there was quite a black market, lemme tellya.


11 posted on 11/09/2004 12:02:09 PM PST by dangus
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The food Nazis are feeling "empowered." They may be pushed back for now, but they will return.


12 posted on 11/09/2004 12:02:12 PM PST by Bahbah (Proud member of the pajamahadeen)
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To: gaijin

"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose".


13 posted on 11/09/2004 12:02:24 PM PST by So Cal Rocket (Proud Member: Internet Pajama Wearers for Truth)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Mr. Smart Guy Steven Walley is lucky that the state isn't taking his kids away from him!

How dare he obstruct legitimate state policy?!?


14 posted on 11/09/2004 12:02:28 PM PST by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: So Cal Rocket
Maybe they meant Cheetos that one kid stole out of another kid's locker. And since all stolen merchandise automatically sports a big red STOLEN stamp, its easy to tell.

Believe me, these smart-alecky little whelps will be thanking their masters for this years from now. Because They Know Better Than You.

(sarcasm OFF)

15 posted on 11/09/2004 12:03:52 PM PST by asgardshill (Bad Liberal - No Kool Aid)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Remember they can have sex, an abortion without parental notification, and take classes on Islam. But under no circumstances are they to have junk-food.


16 posted on 11/09/2004 12:04:11 PM PST by EA_Man
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Like all things, healthy eating involves choices. The foods you deny someone become the foods they will do anything to have.

(Like don't stand between me and my chocolate).


17 posted on 11/09/2004 12:04:33 PM PST by najida (I shop for my fillet mignon at Walmart.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Man, I knew the left was a bunch of control freaks, but I didn't think it would come to this...not this soon anyway.

This is serious stuff, folks...just imagine what will happen when the PETA folks take over the school board:

"No meat for you!"

Think that's an exaggeration? Ask your parents if they ever would have thought they'd be taking kids' chips. Don't get lulled by the trap of gradualism.


18 posted on 11/09/2004 12:06:21 PM PST by truecons
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Yeah, they'll confiscate all the yummy snacks, and the teachers will divvy them up in the teacher's lounge after school.


19 posted on 11/09/2004 12:07:28 PM PST by ChocChipCookie (Really! I'm just a nice little stay-at-home mom!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Hey! Fatso, put down those Ho'Ho's

Thank God we got rid of Gray, But his legacy lives on (I thought this sounded familiar).
20 posted on 11/09/2004 12:08:12 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Well, Kerry did win the exit polls.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; ...

"PUT THE TWINKIES DOWN AND STEP AWAY FROM THE CUP-CAKES!!"

21 posted on 11/09/2004 12:09:44 PM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Are these kooks going to buy the 'approved' edibles for those who don't want to?

I mean, who would want to eat bean sprouts or some other rabbit food when you could have fritos and a balogna sandwich with mustard?

22 posted on 11/09/2004 12:10:38 PM PST by NoClones
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Don't tell the Food Nazis, but at my daughter's school they have snack and soda machines and the kids can actually buy stuff out of them.


23 posted on 11/09/2004 12:11:10 PM PST by SilentServiceCPOWife (In the smiling twilight of the new political morning, the unwashed told their betters to shove it.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
MMMMMM! LUNCH!


24 posted on 11/09/2004 12:13:46 PM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

When "cheetos" are outlawed, only the Frito Bandito will have Cheetos.


25 posted on 11/09/2004 12:14:38 PM PST by politicalwit (They want your vote... but not your voice.)
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To: MineralMan

Hey!!! Get your camera out of my lunchbox!!!


26 posted on 11/09/2004 12:14:46 PM PST by ArrogantBustard
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
The Centers for Disease Control recently published findings of a 1999-2002 survey that found 16 percent of American children between the ages of 6 and 19 are obese and school districts and health officials have been working to reduce that trend.

Using the glass is more than half full you idiot "officials," your stats reveal that 84% of the children are not obese. And 100% of our children don't need your input on the matter one way or another. Teach them reading, writing and arithmetic. Then get out of their lives.

27 posted on 11/09/2004 12:16:00 PM PST by catpuppy (John Kerry: He said he'd bring us together and he did. Thanks from the red states.)
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To: All

Hey Teacher - EAT ME!!!


28 posted on 11/09/2004 12:16:19 PM PST by michaelbfree
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

When I was in school, the soda machine was in the closely guarded janitor's lounge. But we could still bring it from home if we wanted.


29 posted on 11/09/2004 12:18:32 PM PST by Bella_Bru (Proud member of La Kosher Nostra and the IZC)
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To: catpuppy
And 100% of our children don't need your input on the matter one way or another.

Three words: in loco parentis. Yes, they do need that "input."

30 posted on 11/09/2004 12:19:38 PM PST by Chemist_Geek ("Drill, R&D, and conserve" should be our watchwords! Energy independence for America!)
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To: catpuppy

These are the same folks who have removed PE from the school day I bet. They have here I know. Gee, you eat and don't exercise and guess what, you get fat kids! Let the kids play and exercise and enjoy their food.


31 posted on 11/09/2004 12:23:06 PM PST by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

They'll steal your kid's food while selling their junk food from vending machines. No amount of complaints have gotten rid of the vending machines. Too much money involved.


32 posted on 11/09/2004 12:23:16 PM PST by lotusblos
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

33 posted on 11/09/2004 12:25:41 PM PST by truecons
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Today we're having snowy owl sloppy joes!
34 posted on 11/09/2004 12:26:14 PM PST by highnoon (You scratched my anchor!)
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To: OXENinFLA

These people are getting ridiculous


35 posted on 11/09/2004 12:29:43 PM PST by Mo1 (one country, one Constitution, and one future that binds us)
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To: Bella_Bru

There are no vending machines in my daughter's school and carbonated beverages are not permitted, even brought from home. I think it is more because of the shaken/exploding can/bottle factor than anything else.


36 posted on 11/09/2004 12:32:14 PM PST by Gabz (4 MORE YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Mo1

That's putting it mildly.


37 posted on 11/09/2004 12:32:42 PM PST by Gabz (4 MORE YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Chemist_Geek

See post # 31. No they don't need the "input" of "professional" educators on what belongs in the lunchbox. They need to be educated at school and parented at home.


38 posted on 11/09/2004 12:36:14 PM PST by catpuppy (John Kerry: He said he'd bring us together and he did. Thanks from the red states.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

AKA Santa Cruz County ... just outside of Aptos


39 posted on 11/09/2004 12:38:36 PM PST by clamper1797 (VA-93 --- CVA-41 Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club 72-73)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom; Cacique

Click on my name and read my profile. It was the confiscation of my lunch in elementary school that turned me into a libertarian-leaning conservative.


40 posted on 11/09/2004 12:39:38 PM PST by Clemenza (Karl Rove IS Keyser Soze)
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To: dangus
>>For the record, when I was in grade school, they banned soda and candy. And there was quite a black market, lemme tellya.<<

When I was a kid I went with my parents to the farmers market every weekend and stopped in the candy dealers there. I made a killing buying wholesale candy and selling it out of my backpack when they banned it at our school. Parents thought it was funny until I was caught, then the school came down hard on them. I still remember my dad getting in the principles face when he started blaming him for lack of discipline in our home. (Dad was a firm believer in spare the rod spoil the child but couldn't find fault in me making money selling chocolate to fat kids at a premium)
41 posted on 11/09/2004 12:42:53 PM PST by Abathar
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

OK, let's do a quick re-cap...In CA, it is perfectly acceptable to put a scalpel in the back of his skull and suck out it's brains, to prevent him from being born alive..but once he is born, it is not OK to put junk food in him...just want to make sure I have all my facts straight before I call these people absolute a'holes.


42 posted on 11/09/2004 12:43:21 PM PST by SAMS
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To: Gabz

Probably. If the schools had one scintilla of intelligence though, they'd know that many of those 'juice' box drinks have a bit too much sugar as well.


43 posted on 11/09/2004 12:43:49 PM PST by Bella_Bru (Proud member of La Kosher Nostra and the IZC)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
"School Backs Away from Food Confiscation Policy"

This is NOT a victory.

Firing the school officials involved and prohibiting them from ever holding any position within any school system again, now that would be a victory. Any thing less and they will have only learned to be more covert in promoting their fascism.

--Boot Hill

44 posted on 11/09/2004 12:44:53 PM PST by Boot Hill (Candy-gram for Osama bin Mongo, candy-gram for Osama bin Mongo!!!)
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To: lotusblos

I bet these hypocrites also have the usual candy drives for extra money too. Send little Johnny out and if he sells $100 worth of the stuff he gets a prize, just don't eat the stuff here.


45 posted on 11/09/2004 12:48:02 PM PST by Abathar
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Why do I get this vision of teachers chowing down on Cheetos and Snickers bars in the teacher's lounge?


46 posted on 11/09/2004 12:51:08 PM PST by CharacterCounts
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To: truecons

LOLOL!


47 posted on 11/09/2004 12:51:33 PM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: CharacterCounts

A result of the munchies from that legalized marijuana.


48 posted on 11/09/2004 12:57:28 PM PST by JanetteS (My heart is as light as a song!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Your child is government property.

Every educrat is a thug.


49 posted on 11/09/2004 1:00:48 PM PST by stinkerpot65
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To: ChocChipCookie
Yeah, they'll confiscate all the yummy snacks, and the teachers will divvy them up in the teacher's lounge after school.

LOL! I still can't understand how a teacher can keep a straight face while lecturing a kid about what to eat when shes standing there with a soda in her hand!

I see it all the time.

50 posted on 11/09/2004 1:03:49 PM PST by MamaTexan (I am your worst nightmare..... I am .....THE LUNCH LADY!!!)
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