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CHEESED OFF [FUROR AS KLEIN SLICES KIDS' PIZZA FESTS](New York City Public School)
New York Post ^ | March 16, 2008 | ANGELA MONTEFINISE

Posted on 03/16/2008 12:16:44 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight

March 16, 2008 -- Joel Klein is a pizza-party pooper.

The schools chancellor's food police have put the kibosh on a 20-year-old "Pizza Day" tradition at a Queens elementary school, opening the door for a citywide ban, infuriating parents and upsetting kids.

"This borders on cruel," said Michael Teoduro, vice president of the PTA at PS 193 in Whitestone. "It's one thing that the kids really look forward to in school, and for no legitimate reason it's pulled out from under them."

Pizza Day took place once a month, when kids would eat 90 to 100 pies from local shop Pizza Chef instead of their regular lunch. Students needed a parental permission slip and paid $5 in advance for a slice and a container of fruit juice.

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Parents said they were first told that it was a nutrition issue, then that the fund-raiser violated a chancellor's regulation that bars for-sale food from competing against and replacing school-provided lunches.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; US: New York
KEYWORDS: foodpolice; nycschools; pizza; pta; schoollunch
I'm speechless on this.

"Pizza Day" is considered a God given right by all Nuu Yawkaa's, young and old alike! And now some bureaucrat wants to take it away?

Speechless.

1 posted on 03/16/2008 12:16:45 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Instead of teaching math and english, they’re teaching fascism.


2 posted on 03/16/2008 12:18:29 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: Mr_Moonlight; A_perfect_lady
[Pizza Day] is one thing that the kids really look forward to in school.

What about looking forward to learning how to read, do arithmetic and so on?

3 posted on 03/16/2008 12:20:25 PM PDT by jdm (Relax, it's just the internet.)
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To: purpleraine
Exactly....."violated a chancellor's regulation that bars for-sale food from competing against and replacing school-provided lunches."
4 posted on 03/16/2008 12:20:33 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Being Challenged Builds Character; Being Coddled Destroys Character)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Sounds like Mr. Klein is in training to run for Govenor of NY.


5 posted on 03/16/2008 12:22:25 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
"It's just plain stupid,"

Of course it is. It's a policy implemented by a Lib

6 posted on 03/16/2008 12:23:13 PM PDT by KenHorse (I am Shakespeare of Borg. Prepare to be or not to be)
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To: jdm
What about looking forward to learning how to read, do arithmetic and so on?

From the article:

"The school's 500 students pay for their school lunch monthly, so "they're still paying for their lunch on Pizza Day," and the parties happen during non-class time, so their education is unaffected"

7 posted on 03/16/2008 12:23:42 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: KenHorse
Of course it is. It's a policy implemented by a Lib

We need a new word. These totalitarians are anything BUT "liberal."

8 posted on 03/16/2008 12:24:56 PM PDT by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Can’t be a nutrition issue. Nothing wrong with cheese, bread, & tomatoes. Sounds like a balanced meal to me!


9 posted on 03/16/2008 12:26:14 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Are you sick of hearing at-the-end-of-the-day?)
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To: goodnesswins

$5 for a slice and a juice box?

Prices at Disneyworld are cheeper - and still the union throws a hissy fit?


10 posted on 03/16/2008 12:26:47 PM PDT by patton (cuiquam in sua arte credendum)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Hey, if they can eat what NY’ers call pizza then let them.


11 posted on 03/16/2008 12:27:18 PM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: Mr_Moonlight; Eric Blair 2084

Put the pizza DOWN...and STEP AWAY SLOWLY...you are under arrest you FAT SLOB!!


12 posted on 03/16/2008 12:29:55 PM PDT by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: patton
$5 for a slice and a juice box?

It's a PTA fundraiser ... the extra $$$ goes for the purchase of supplies and other school activities

13 posted on 03/16/2008 12:30:15 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: CIDKauf; Eric Blair 2084
Put the pizza DOWN...and STEP AWAY SLOWLY...you are under arrest you FAT SLOB!!

HAHAHAHAHAAAA! It's coming to that!

14 posted on 03/16/2008 12:33:54 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Can’t be a nutrition issue. Nothing wrong with cheese, bread, & tomatoes. Sounds like a balanced meal to me!

Toss in a few Pepperoni or Sausage and it's completely balanced ... although my preference is a bunch of chopped Mushrooms ... YUM YUM :)

15 posted on 03/16/2008 12:37:17 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Don’t forget the high sodium anchovies! Then wash it down with tainted water. Good grief! AH! Mr Moonlight - as in Moonlight mushrooms from the “old” coal mines in Pennsylvania! I love you. No better mushrooms in the world.


16 posted on 03/16/2008 12:46:39 PM PDT by hkp123
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Somewhat balanced. A true balanced diet is chocolate in both hands.

vaudine

17 posted on 03/16/2008 12:59:14 PM PDT by vaudine (RO)
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To: jdm
What about looking forward to learning how to read, do arithmetic and so on?

Pizza was a thing the schools could provide. Teaching the kids to read, write and do arithmetic are things they can't...seriously.

18 posted on 03/16/2008 1:04:42 PM PDT by E. Cartman (Huckaboob will never be Vice President.)
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To: hkp123
Don’t forget the high sodium anchovies!

EGADS! Anchovies? Anchovies = contaminiation! They contaminate the entire area of the pizza within their midst! If anyone orders an Anchovie pizza for delivery in addition to our regular order I will always request that it be delivered in a separate car, so as not to contaminate the other pizza's!

/laughs

19 posted on 03/16/2008 1:15:36 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight (getting silly here)
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To: vaudine

Truer words never spoken!


20 posted on 03/16/2008 1:42:15 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Are you sick of hearing at-the-end-of-the-day?)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Joel Klein needs to get his ass kicked.

It’s a cardinal sin to keep a New Yorker from their pizza.

I think it’s in the NYC charter somewhere. :)


21 posted on 03/16/2008 1:51:09 PM PDT by rock_lobsta (Client #10)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Leftist fascists want to control all aspects of life. We’ve let them become very successful at it. Phone calls to the nazis, anyone?


22 posted on 03/16/2008 1:56:09 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: rock_lobsta
I think it’s in the NYC charter somewhere. :)

It is :) Same as jaywalking and street vendor dirty-water hot dogs ...

23 posted on 03/16/2008 2:13:42 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight (getting silly here)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

First they came for the Skittles, but I said nothing, because I didn’t eat Skittles ....

Then they came for the pizza, but I said nothing...

when will it end? And PIZZA and FRUIT JUICE-yecch, obviously soft drinks are already out of bounds. What next from the edu-fascists?


24 posted on 03/16/2008 2:18:35 PM PDT by pineybill (`)
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To: pineybill
PIZZA and FRUIT JUICE-yecch

It's when they top Pizza with pineapple and/or brocolli is where I draw the line!!! /laughs

25 posted on 03/16/2008 2:24:53 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight (getting silly here)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
Pizza Day took place once a month, when kids would eat 90 to 100 pies from local shop Pizza Chef instead of their regular lunch. Students needed a parental permission slip and paid $5 in advance for a slice and a container of fruit juice.

Wow that is a pretty stiff price for one slice of pizza.

26 posted on 03/16/2008 2:29:14 PM PDT by mware (mware...killer of threads.)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
MM,

LOL- Have to agree on the Anchovies! ( Might be grounds for divorce, even, if it came down to that!)

...And what about pineapple on yer pizza? Have your meal and dessert all in one! YUCK!

>>>
However,

About those kids being deprived of their Pizza Day...very cruel and may cause emotional traumas these people are unprepared for!

LOL-

This whole thing should be examined again...IMHO

Junie

27 posted on 03/16/2008 2:29:56 PM PDT by June K.
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To: mware

I guess that’s where the PTA made their money- at eight slices a pie, that’s a $40.00 pie.

Of course, maybe they were more generous with their slices.

To his dying day, every time my late great father in law, a WWII navy vet, called for pizza he told the shop “cut it into six slices, because I can’t eat eight!”


28 posted on 03/16/2008 2:35:46 PM PDT by pineybill (`)
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To: June K.

See post #25


29 posted on 03/16/2008 2:36:12 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight (getting silly here)
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To: pineybill
“cut it into six slices, because I can’t eat eight!”

ROFL.

30 posted on 03/16/2008 2:40:37 PM PDT by mware (mware...killer of threads.)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

:)

I see we agree on the pineapple pizza topping too!

Who would ever have thought of putting pineapple on pizza-the FIRST time!!

A most unlikely combination !!

June K


31 posted on 03/16/2008 2:43:04 PM PDT by June K.
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To: Mr_Moonlight
Anchovies make any pizza better!


32 posted on 03/16/2008 2:56:10 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
Let me fix that for ya... :-)

EGADS! Anchovies Onions? Anchovies Onions = contaminiation! They contaminate the entire area of the pizza within their midst! If anyone orders Anchovie onions on pizza for delivery in addition to our regular order I will always request that it be delivered in a separate car, so as not to contaminate the other pizzas!

Onions are, without doubt, the most horrid, disgusting, foul-tasting things on this planet!

Just to keep this on-topic...I just moved from NYC to America...and yes, it feels great to breathe air free from the stench of the fascist thug overlords of that hell-hole.

33 posted on 03/16/2008 3:03:23 PM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad (When you're racing...it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.)
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To: TrueKnightGalahad
Onions are, without doubt, the most horrid, disgusting, foul-tasting things on this planet!

OK OK OK ... I hear ya. I'm not too keen on Onions either, although some of the red ones (grilled only) are fairly decent on an All-American cheeseburger .......

34 posted on 03/16/2008 3:11:34 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight (getting silly here)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
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35 posted on 03/16/2008 3:42:26 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

“All your children are belong to us!!!”


36 posted on 03/16/2008 3:45:08 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: jdm
What about looking forward to learning how to read, do arithmetic and so on?

Nah.

37 posted on 03/16/2008 3:46:34 PM PDT by lowbridge ("I can't wait to see what he stands for." - Susan Sarandon on her support of Barack Obama)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
"They told us we were getting away with it for way too long. It's a joke."

Only a liberal could think of someone "getting away" with a pizza party

38 posted on 03/16/2008 3:49:41 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
No one better get in Trajan88's way on his "pizza day" (in mid-April) when visiting

Lombardi's:

or

Grimaldi's:

:-)

39 posted on 03/16/2008 3:57:07 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Even Sesame Streel calls Pizza a healthy food. Lieberals run amok!


40 posted on 03/16/2008 3:58:31 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
I was with the kids until I read that it is a PTA fundraiser. I don't support the PTA or it's policies because they don't support homeschoolers or vouchers.

So why would I want children raising money for them?

The PTA doesn't support school choice at all. See: http://www.pta.org/ia_pta_positions_1117831177453.html

41 posted on 03/16/2008 4:25:33 PM PDT by mountainbunny
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Perhaps a bunch of students could show their displeasure by bringing in lunch from home and boycotting the school lunches for a month


42 posted on 03/16/2008 4:34:35 PM PDT by PapaBear3625
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To: Mr_Moonlight
...and paid $5 in advance for a slice and a container of fruit juice.

That's highway robbery.

43 posted on 03/16/2008 4:35:37 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
It's a PTA fundraiser ... the extra $$$ goes for the purchase of supplies and other school activities

Snort. I'll just bet it does.

Note to the parents: Trust but verify.

44 posted on 03/16/2008 4:36:41 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Mr_Moonlight; TrueKnightGalahad

Onion - unlike Pineapple or Anchovies - is a perfectly acceptable addition to a pizza topping...but sparingly spread!

AHHH- there’s no way to have too much cheese!!

Junie


45 posted on 03/16/2008 4:37:43 PM PDT by June K.
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To: mewzilla
...a container of fruit juice.

IOW, flavored high fructose corn syrup. What a racket.

46 posted on 03/16/2008 4:37:52 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

47 posted on 03/16/2008 4:40:50 PM PDT by DaveMSmith (Nothin' worse than a leaky dame)
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