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The Great Brownie Grab of 2010 (and Beyond)
Michelle Malkin ^ | 12/5/10 | Doug Powers

Posted on 12/05/2010 10:23:14 AM PST by Nachum

And then the Health Police™ came for the cupcakes:

A child nutrition bill on its way to President Barack Obama — and championed by the first lady — gives the government power to limit school bake sales and other fundraisers that health advocates say sometimes replace wholesome meals in the lunchroom.

Republicans, notably Sarah Palin, and public school organizations decry the bill as an unnecessary intrusion on a common practice often used to raise money.

“This could be a real train wreck for school districts,” Lucy Gettman of the National School Boards Association said Friday, a day after the House cleared the bill. “The federal government should not be in the business of regulating this kind of activity at the local level.”

You know it’s bad when even the Associated Press is starting to sound like Charlton Heston with an oven mitt: Don’t Touch My Brownies!

Naturally, where there’s a call for more regulation, there will be the inevitable call for more regulators. This law will no doubt “save or create” countless “Brownie Law Compliance Officer” union jobs.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brownie; grab; great
Food scam, continued..
1 posted on 12/05/2010 10:23:16 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 12/05/2010 10:23:59 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Federal power grab.

Look for the winners. It just isn’t government wanting to control bake sales, someone or some group stands to gain BIG.


3 posted on 12/05/2010 10:26:25 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: whitedog57

Friends....BAKE YOUR OWN GOODIES.


4 posted on 12/05/2010 10:27:33 AM PST by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: Nachum

It’s OK since it’s for the children...and parents now don’t have to be the bad guy when it comes to food monitoring. Everybody wins.tic/off


5 posted on 12/05/2010 10:32:27 AM PST by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: Nachum

Use this as an opportunity to teach children that the people responsible for banning their cake and ice cream are called DemocRATS.

Teachable moment!!!


6 posted on 12/05/2010 10:33:35 AM PST by freespirited (This tagline dedicated to the memory of John Armor, a/k/a Congressman Billybob.)
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To: freespirited

“Use this opportunity to teach children...”

Absolutely. Also, use this opportunity to teach the liberals at the schools and the PTA that the DEMOCRATS are doing this. Try finding a way to buy band uniforms, playground equipment etc... now. Just a thought.


7 posted on 12/05/2010 10:38:14 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Nachum

I don’t understand the linkage to lunch programs at schools. The object of bake sales is to sell and raise money for the schools. I’ve never seen the goods that are sold turned around and served in school cafeterias. Or am I just being simple (minded) again?


8 posted on 12/05/2010 10:40:29 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Nachum

The bake sales at my daughter’s elementary school have already been impacted by the nut allergy people. I call them the nutzis, resulting in looks of reproach from my dw. Now the high and mighty government wants to get their nose in it? Damned bureaucratic busybodies.


9 posted on 12/05/2010 10:43:54 AM PST by Ol' Sox
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To: Nachum

The bake sales at my daughter’s elementary school have already been impacted by the nut allergy people. I call them the nutzis, resulting in looks of reproach from my dw. Now the high and mighty government wants to get their nose in it? Damned bureaucratic busybodies.


10 posted on 12/05/2010 10:43:58 AM PST by Ol' Sox
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To: Nachum

Can’t the First WOOKIE be satisfied taking her expensive vacations on the taxpayers dime? She doesn’t seem to understand that most kids LIKE...Hamburgers,Hot-Dogs, Nachos,..and Homemade Brownies!! Not a disgusting Salad(E-Coli) Bar set up by a Marxist Marie Antoinette...... Keep your Greasy Mits off my Food MOOCHELLE!


11 posted on 12/05/2010 10:50:29 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: Nachum

When will SCOTUS put a STOP to this abridgment of the Constitution?

Sorry, living in a fantasy world called the United States of America.


12 posted on 12/05/2010 11:01:34 AM PST by Shady (The real work is just beginning!)
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To: Nachum
A child nutrition bill on its way to President Barack Obama — and championed by the first lady — gives the government power to limit school bake sales and other fundraisers that health advocates say sometimes replace wholesome meals in the lunchroom.

Is there nothing that these obnoxious, leftist, neo-victorian s**tbags won't stick their miserable faces into?

God please - make them go away. I can't take it anymore.

13 posted on 12/05/2010 11:13:01 AM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Nachum

And the other day Congress passed a law regulating the sound volume of television commercials. Control freaks.


14 posted on 12/05/2010 11:18:17 AM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: Nachum
The tightening communists control of our lies.
15 posted on 12/05/2010 11:48:52 AM PST by Logical me
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To: momtothree

Zucchini Bread !......:o)

Banana Bread !

Carrot Cake !


16 posted on 12/05/2010 11:56:12 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Ol' Sox
The bake sales at my daughter’s elementary school have already been impacted by the nut allergy people. I call them the nutzis, resulting in looks of reproach from my dw. Now the high and mighty government wants to get their nose in it? Damned bureaucratic busybodies.

The bake sales at my daughter’s elementary school have already been impacted by the nut allergy people. I call them the nutzis, resulting in looks of reproach from my dw. Now the high and mighty government wants to get their nose in it? Damned bureaucratic busybodies.

Apparently.

17 posted on 12/05/2010 11:56:36 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: Nachum

The big winner will be those groups that make money off the sales of magazine subscriptions....the ones where the kids grades are affected becuase they did not sell X amount of magazine subscriptions....the ones where you pay but never receive the magazines.

More Liberal Big Government at work


18 posted on 12/05/2010 12:06:14 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Isolationism and Protectionism sure beat Globalism and Communism)
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To: Ol' Sox

I solve this by dropping off some boxes of Ghiridelli brownie mix. Parents could buy it from the bake sale and make it when they wanted. And if they didn’t want to eat something then, it’s still good.


19 posted on 12/05/2010 12:22:19 PM PST by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Sirat: Through the Fires of Hell" - on amazon.com)
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To: Nachum
Already done in NYC. No bake sales until after the last lunch period (which is usually the last period of the day).

Worse, that's the rule if the school has a PTA. If it has a PA (Parent's Association), no bake sales before 6pm. Seriously.

Meanwhile, the kids in my school (and others) used to walk around with those fundraising candy boxes to pay for senior dues or sports trips or whathaveyou. I didn't like the mixed message (yeah, you can sell it and you can buy it but don't you eat it in my classroom and leave crumbs and garbage) but I didn't like Klein's answer to it, either.

20 posted on 12/05/2010 1:31:30 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: AAABEST
Is there nothing that these obnoxious, leftist, neo-victorian s**tbags won't stick their miserable faces into?

No. It's called totalitarianism. And you are targeted to become the slave.

God please - make them go away. I can't take it anymore.

Until we all take some personal responsibility to "make them go away," rather than waiting for somebody else to do it, they aren't going to go away.

America -- a great idea, didn't last.

21 posted on 12/05/2010 7:24:54 PM PST by Clint Williams ( America -- a great idea, didn't last.)
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