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Gulp: Connecticut governor pushes back on chocolate milk ban
FOX News ^ | May 16, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 05/17/2014 6:54:27 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Edited on 05/17/2014 7:17:20 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A ban on chocolate milk may be too much for the governor of Connecticut to stomach.

The state General Assembly earlier this week approved nutrition legislation that threatened to remove chocolate milk from public schools. But, drawing a line in the sand in the nanny-state debate, Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Friday that on the matter of lactose legislation -- he is intolerant.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: chocolatemilk; dannelmalloy; nannystate; publicschools

1 posted on 05/17/2014 6:54:27 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; altura; ...

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 05/17/2014 6:55:17 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Who cares about jobs, we need to stop the war on chocolate milk. [/sarc]

It’s an election year also.


3 posted on 05/17/2014 6:57:00 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Mild surprise. A red who happens to like chocolate milk, or received donations from Guidas’ dairy.


4 posted on 05/17/2014 7:14:15 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

[Chocolate milk ban] == [Racism]


5 posted on 05/17/2014 7:16:58 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Who wants to ban chocolate milk? What the heck is wrong with chocolate milk?!

Now as for that fake chocolate milk that does not even have milk in it, they can ban that all they want.


6 posted on 05/17/2014 7:18:22 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What courage - where do we get such men?


7 posted on 05/17/2014 7:33:38 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Obie culd turn this AROUND!.....




8 posted on 05/17/2014 7:35:14 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

A lot of.kids wouldn’t drink milk at all without chocolate.


9 posted on 05/17/2014 7:42:59 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; albertp; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; ..
The ban, if passed, would have made Connecticut the first state in the country to eliminate chocolate milk from its public schools.



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10 posted on 05/17/2014 7:46:01 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Dr. Sivana

A red who happens to like chocolate milk

He is not a Republican. He is a Democrat.


11 posted on 05/17/2014 7:51:04 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: autumnraine
A lot of.kids wouldn’t drink milk at all without chocolate.

That's how my two boys (5, 3) are. They won't touch white milk. I'll put just enough chocolate syrup in it to turn it slightly brown and they gulp it up.

If I buy chocolate milk straight off the shelf (as I like to drink) I have to mix it 50/50 with regular milk or they'll tell me it's too sweet.

12 posted on 05/17/2014 7:55:58 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: gunsequalfreedom
Who wants to ban chocolate milk? What the heck is wrong with chocolate milk?!

The problem with chocolate milk is the same problem with butter milk. I can't find any that's not. "low fat".

13 posted on 05/17/2014 8:27:56 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1 Cor 16: 32)
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To: Graybeard58

Considering that the brain is still developing at 5 years of age (90% developed) and a child’s body continues to grow at all stages of development, fat is a critical part of any child’s diet.http://www.raisehealthyeaters.com/2011/07/kids-nutrition-part-3-dietary-fat-for-children-are-we-missing-the-mark/

Michelle O is wrong about her butter ban!


14 posted on 05/17/2014 8:43:15 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Graybeard58

Use white milk and add your own chocolate. If I get a minute I’ll post a recipe for some chocolate sauce that’s WAY better than Hershey’s or similar store-bought stuff. We use it primarily on ice cream, but it does make great chocolate milk.


15 posted on 05/17/2014 8:47:13 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Graybeard58

Use white milk and add your own chocolate. If I get a minute I’ll post a recipe for some chocolate sauce that’s WAY better than Hershey’s or similar store-bought stuff. We use it primarily on ice cream, but it does make great chocolate milk.


16 posted on 05/17/2014 8:48:51 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: napscoordinator
He is not a Republican. He is a Democrat.

"Red" by itself as a noun means Communist (e.g. "Better red than dead"). Malloy is left of most Dems.
17 posted on 05/17/2014 9:28:47 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Drew68

Same with us. We have to mix it too.


18 posted on 05/17/2014 9:59:02 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: bamahead

Great cartoon. If Republicans had any brains we’d stand with school kids and their right to eat what they want for lunch.


19 posted on 05/17/2014 10:45:53 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama - when will you tell radical muslims to stop clinging to their guns & religion?)
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To: Still Thinking

When chocolate milk is outlawed only outlaws will have chocolate milk.


20 posted on 05/17/2014 10:55:40 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The people of Connecticut get WHAT THEY DESERVE...
They deserve this guy.. and worse..
Well they do have Barry Half-White..

More comedy to them..
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21 posted on 05/17/2014 11:02:30 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

A ban on chocolate milk is too much for me to put up with!


22 posted on 05/17/2014 5:09:23 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (Mind your atomic bonds.)
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To: Graybeard58

Here’s the recipe. It’s awesome — much better than the crappy flat-tasting Hershey’s.

1 cup cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
1½ cups water
3 cubes butter
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Mix everything but the vanilla in a large pan and stir to wet the dry ingredients. Cook over medium-high heat till butter and sugar are melted and liquid is homogenous. Lower heat to a high simmer and cook for 12-15 minutes. Should be at a low boil. Stir every couple minutes with heat-resistant spatula and make sure nothing’s cooking onto the bottom of the pan. You’ll have to learn to recognize the texture that indicates it’s done cooking to the consistency you like (longer cooking makes thicker fudgier sauce), but 12-15 minutes should at least get you in the ballpark. When done, add vanilla, stir in thoroughly, cook for another 30 seconds or so, and you’re done. Makes about 1 quart.


23 posted on 05/17/2014 5:45:04 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

Pardon my ignorance but what is a cube of butter?

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24 posted on 05/17/2014 5:49:32 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Graybeard58

I’m with you, Graybeard; I can’t stand low fat milk. BLEECH.

Regards,


25 posted on 05/17/2014 7:01:14 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: Still Thinking

Thank you, sounds great and I will try it.

Now, if I could just figure out how to make my own high fat butter milk. I love the stuff but all they have in the store is the low fat.


26 posted on 05/17/2014 7:01:57 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1 Cor 16: 32)
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To: Mears

Doesn’t your butter come in sticks in a box? Anyway one stick or cube is 1/2 cup, so total 1-1/2 cups of butter.


27 posted on 05/17/2014 8:23:39 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


28 posted on 05/17/2014 8:45:53 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Mears

I was going to ask the same thing. Too complicated for me.

I buy lactose-free chocolate milk anyway. Can’t make that from a recipe with butter.


29 posted on 05/17/2014 8:51:13 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Still Thinking

A cube is square,equal on all sides-—the sticks aren’t square that’s why I was confused.

Thanks.

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30 posted on 05/17/2014 9:19:57 PM PDT by Mears
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