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Why Did a Tennessee Grade School Ban Pork?
Fox News & Commentary ^ | August 15, 2013 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 08/15/2013 10:13:45 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

A Tennessee elementary school banned students from eating ham sandwiches, BLT’s and anything else made with pork, but eventually lifted the ban after parents complained.

Third grade teachers at Sunset Elementary School in Brentwood, Tenn. sent home an “Approved Snack List” for the school year and it specifically banned anything that comes from a pig.snacklist

“No meats containing pork,” read the memorandum. “Starting Monday, August 12, 2013 your child must provide their own snack from the above approved snack list.”

Kids could nosh on raw vegetables without dips or sauces, fresh fruit, crackers, pretzels, and popcorn – but no ribs or pork rinds.

“Only choose a food from the following list to bring into school for snack,” the memorandum stated in bold-face type. “No other food items are permitted.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Tennessee; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: globaljihad; islam; jihadinamerica; mosque; muslim; pork; schoollunch
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This is near Franklin, Tennessee.


1 posted on 08/15/2013 10:13:45 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

Dhimmis.


2 posted on 08/15/2013 10:15:28 AM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Pork stays.

Muslims go.

If we don’t there will be war sooner or later.

That’s how they are.

That’s how they’ve always been.


3 posted on 08/15/2013 10:17:12 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Timber Rattler

Insane. In addition to the no pork, what if some family wants to try and save a few bucks by buying “store brand” pretzels? Rold Gold pretzels only? Who the hell do these people think they are?


4 posted on 08/15/2013 10:17:27 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Timber Rattler

Parents should find the controlling bitch that put this list together and tar and feather her ass.


5 posted on 08/15/2013 10:19:18 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Timber Rattler

They even dictated the brands. That’s amazing. Our local school district has been dictating healthy snacks and lunches for several years, but I am sure that they never dictated brands or banned pork products. Of course, pork rinds are not a popular snack around here.


6 posted on 08/15/2013 10:19:52 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Da Coyote

And why only certain brands of popcorn and pretzels?


7 posted on 08/15/2013 10:19:56 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: Gaffer

Tie her to the “no peanuts” bidj too.


8 posted on 08/15/2013 10:20:20 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: FlJoePa

They want Rold Gold because the minority kids like Rold Gold. While you and I might have to buy Great Value! brand pretzels from Walmart, these minority kids’ parents have EBT cards, TANF, SNAP, WICs, EITC, Section 8 and all the other minority lotto cards and THEY buy only the good junk food fo dem chilrun. That’s why.


9 posted on 08/15/2013 10:21:20 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Agree 100%. The person behind this should be publically identified - and hopefully humiliated. If she gets run out of town, then all the better.


10 posted on 08/15/2013 10:22:25 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: AppyPappy

I was brought up to treat ladies like ladies. This one ain’t no lady. I’m afraid I’d deck her ass right there if I saw her.


11 posted on 08/15/2013 10:22:45 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Timber Rattler

I provide the snack, I will provide whatever the hell I want.


12 posted on 08/15/2013 10:23:34 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Timber Rattler

Since Michelle’s husband is a filthy Muslim she is probably behind this..

Food allergies my butt..

I am sending this to ever one on my email list and asking them to pass it on this has to stop..Catering to Filthy Muslims and Black thug youth..


13 posted on 08/15/2013 10:25:10 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Timber Rattler

The letter states the restrictions are due to allergy concerns (a stupid concession of its own), but I’ve never heard of a person with a pork allergy.


14 posted on 08/15/2013 10:25:26 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Timber Rattler
Yeah...not surprising that Brentwood is a hoity-toity, rich, highly liberal part of Nashville. At least it was in the early 90s when I was living in Antioch, which is the complete opposite! Boise's North End reminds me a lot of Brentwood, only without the gobs of music industry money. Bunch of liberal do-gooders who need a Holiday In Cambodia (a Dead Kennedys reference).

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

15 posted on 08/15/2013 10:25:38 AM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: Timber Rattler

Why must the meat be “rolled up”?


16 posted on 08/15/2013 10:25:47 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I’ve seen more than one “school list” that demands ONLY Ticonderoga Number 2 whatever pencils...I saw it enough to do a background search on the owners of Ticonderoga Pencils.

The search was inconclusive as far as political loyalties go, but I suspect that Ticonderoga Marketing may be farther into our school systems than we may realize. In this case, I’d look for money and perks to the teachers....

It would be an interesting investigation by a real journalist, but alas, there are none in this country any more.


17 posted on 08/15/2013 10:26:40 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Eva

Maybe Pepperidge Farm and Nabisco are big Obama donors.


18 posted on 08/15/2013 10:27:09 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle

Because the same woman that made the list is probably the same kind of female that likes to “intensively direct” her boyfriend/husband/’life-partner’ in the bedroom.


19 posted on 08/15/2013 10:28:15 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Timber Rattler

It is very weird that they allow only certain brands.


20 posted on 08/15/2013 10:28:18 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: PLD

They can pry the Slim Jims from my .........


21 posted on 08/15/2013 10:28:45 AM PDT by organicchemist (Without the second amendment, the first amendment is just talk)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
One local brand of potato chips (Mikesells) bragged about being fried in peanut oil, so I could see them being excluded. I don't know if they still use peanut oil with the all allergy worries now.

This does get me wondering if they have socialized snacks where the food is redistributed among the kids. "OK kids put your snack into the surprise box and then the teacher will give one to each of the kids according to his needs." And Fat Jim will get the carrot sticks no matter what he brought in.

22 posted on 08/15/2013 10:29:43 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: Timber Rattler
Third grade teachers at Sunset Elementary School in Brentwood, Tenn. sent home an “Approved Snack List”
Sunset Elementary School
100 Sunset Trail, Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone:(615) 472-5040
Faculty Directory (including third grade teachers)
23 posted on 08/15/2013 10:31:15 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: FlJoePa

why do schools even think they have the right to choose what BRANDS of food that kids can eat....NAZIS!


24 posted on 08/15/2013 10:31:29 AM PDT by cherry
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To: SampleMan
"The letter states the restrictions are due to allergy concerns (a stupid concession of its own), but I’ve never heard of a person with a pork allergy."

If you ban every food that someone is allergic to, you'd have to ban pretty much everything. The only thing I would ban is peanuts, and ONLY if a specific student is known to have an extremely violent, potentially fatal reaction to them. That is very rare.
25 posted on 08/15/2013 10:31:29 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Timber Rattler

Government (public) school is child abuse.


26 posted on 08/15/2013 10:32:00 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: organicchemist

LOL


27 posted on 08/15/2013 10:32:37 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Timber Rattler

This might explain some of it. http://www.iec-md.org/IECE/religious/consumer_food_products_3.html

Religious Consumer Food Products Halaal Status


28 posted on 08/15/2013 10:32:38 AM PDT by Marty
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To: SampleMan
I've really decided that PORK is my favorite meat...better than beef...(okay, maybe not better than a ribeye)

but pork is so versatile....

it adds so much to sausage, and sausage is what makes Italian food special...

and German food...

and Polish food...

etc etc etc.....

29 posted on 08/15/2013 10:33:23 AM PDT by cherry
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To: KarlInOhio; Gaffer

Seems to me to be some sort of experiment/exercize in social control.


30 posted on 08/15/2013 10:33:33 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Our teaching system has become the model of the socialist “need above right” movement.

My grand daughters’ lists for ‘school supplies’ were rife with cornucopia excess both in the type and amount of items needed. Somebody please tell my why one of my grand daughters in Kindergarten, 2nd grade or 4th grade needs ONE HUNDRED TWENTY Ticonderoga Number 2 pencils? Or why they need a dozen boxes of 24 or 36 Color Crayolas? Or why they need triple, quadruple, etc. the amount of the other stuff?

It is because these socialist/Democrat teachers are taking the excess away from the white children and GIVING it to the Mexicans and blacks in the classroom. That’s why.


31 posted on 08/15/2013 10:34:33 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Timber Rattler
Why Did a Tennessee Grade School Ban Pork?

It sure ain't because some kids keep kosher.

32 posted on 08/15/2013 10:34:52 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: SampleMan

The letter states the restrictions are due to allergy concerns (a stupid concession of its own), but I’ve never heard of a person with a pork allergy.


There is a child at my Granddaughters Grade School that has a peanut allergy. It’s a real pain for everyone else as nothing made with peanut butter or Peanut oil is permitted in the school. I asked the parent of the kid and she was up-front about it. The kid is so allergic to peanut products of any kind that he carries an epi-pen all of the time and they can’t go out to eat at most restaurants, etc.

I kind of felt sorry for them but the kid is a real upbeat kind of little guy.

I also had a relative that had a shellfish allergy... She was a real Pain-in-the-butt to go out to dinner with. Always lecturing the wait staff and management about keeping cooking utensils and pots and pans separate so that people like her don’t get hit with an allergic reaction.

Now as far as being allergic to pork? That’s a new one for me. Religious objections, yeah. A real allergy... no.


33 posted on 08/15/2013 10:35:02 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Timber Rattler

They never did this for the Jewish kids, only for the Muslims. My kids would go with whatever I decide they will eat.


34 posted on 08/15/2013 10:35:39 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: 0.E.O

Mazel tov Y’all


35 posted on 08/15/2013 10:36:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: svcw
I provide the snack, I will provide whatever the hell I want.

They will confiscate it.

36 posted on 08/15/2013 10:36:41 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Marty
"Religious Consumer Food Products Halaal Status"

No flea-bitten Imam is going to take my Cheetos away!
37 posted on 08/15/2013 10:36:46 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Marty

There are also online lists of food products for clean and unclean foods at http://www.theisraelofgodrc.com/OtherPage.html Lots of links for information there.


38 posted on 08/15/2013 10:36:48 AM PDT by Marty
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Liberals desire only ONE thing: Control of others above all else. They want to control your heart, you mind and your wealth because only they know best. Most teachers have become brainwashed into this by their teaching certificate institutions and later, their Unions.


39 posted on 08/15/2013 10:37:25 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

These lists of mandatory school supplies seem to become more lengthy and more anal-retentive every year. You wonder if the schools districts have made deals with certain brands to promote their products for a kickback.


40 posted on 08/15/2013 10:39:14 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Eva

Yea. thats what caught my eye first. That has to be illegal. Someone getting kickbacks or just putting on their favorite brands?


41 posted on 08/15/2013 10:39:35 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Most assuredly.


42 posted on 08/15/2013 10:40:34 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: BlatherNaut

The school takes food from my child.......you don’t want to be there for that.


43 posted on 08/15/2013 10:41:34 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

They are the lowest of the low, sleaziest of the sleaze. They take advantage of well intentioned parents who only want the best for the children they have to turn over to teachers’ care each day. They are scum in my mind.


44 posted on 08/15/2013 10:42:21 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Timber Rattler
I'd wonder "Why only Rold Gold Pretzels?"

This reads like a wish list for stocking some Diva's dressing room.

45 posted on 08/15/2013 10:42:49 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Steve_Seattle

Sorta a tradition to take my grandkids, school supply shopping, this year every item had a brand name underlined - it was a must.
Funny, the kids said, “no way grandma why should we pay $2.99 for crayolas when we can get an off brand for $0.99.
Love them


46 posted on 08/15/2013 10:43:53 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Timber Rattler

Man, Franklin is about as tiny and rural as they come.

What is wrong with this world when redneck hillbillies bow down?


47 posted on 08/15/2013 10:44:33 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Gaffer

Looks like a Sharia move to me.

But here’s my story.

We moved from Claremont CA an upper middle class city to Elk Grove what I would consider a slight step down in the pecking order of hoity toityness.

Forst week of schools “housewives” were invited to meet at school to discuss putting on events for the school year. My ex, no slouch, and able to carry the fight well above her weight class, attended with a neighbor. One lady said she could get discounted paper products from price club. She was quickly informed that only HallMark designer paper products would be appropriate.

My ex and neighbor left the room because they couldn’t stop mocking and laughing.

There will some people in any group who will impose their standards on others necessary or not.

This person needs to be tarred and feathered and run out of town.

Shame needs to be reintroduced into the lives of public officials and wannabes.


48 posted on 08/15/2013 10:44:55 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: 0.E.O

Jews have had to live in all sorts of areas and don;t make a fuss, they simply adapt, they tell their children it is their responsibility to not eat pork.

Moose Slimes have always been in a dominant role in most of their hell hole countries so they DEMAND that everyone else adapt to them, they don’t demand that their own children be responsible for what they eat, they demand that the Kaffirs do it for them because the Moose slime opinion of the male is that they themselves are like lowly uncontrollable animals.

This is why it is always the woman’s fault for being raped because the animistic male saw a sliver of ankle flesh and went into uncontrollable lust and raped her, so obviously she should be stoned to death.....

This is yet another example of the lack of self control that is endemic in Moose Slime Male “anti-culture”...


49 posted on 08/15/2013 10:44:56 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Timber Rattler
Whoever typed this memo is a Low Information Speller.

"...including our s t u d e n t ' s that have..."

You don't use an apostrophe in a simply plural noun.

50 posted on 08/15/2013 10:46:21 AM PDT by EinNYC
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