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Michelle Obama isnít banning bake sales, birthday cake
WaPo ^ | 8/4/14 | Gail Sullivan

Posted on 08/04/2014 11:28:05 AM PDT by Nachum

“Put Down the Cupcake: New Ban Hits School Bake Sales” a Wall Street Journal headline warned. The Daily Caller blamed the first lady: “Michelle Obama’s Meddling In School Lunches Now Causes BAKE SALE BANS.”

But no, the government isn’t waging a war on brownies. School bake sales haven’t been banned as some recent headlines have suggested. Nor does little Johnny have to bring carrot sticks instead of cupcakes to share with classmates on his birthday.

New rules requiring healthier foods in public schools took effect July 1 as a result of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act passed in 2010. They set nutrition standards for all food and drink sold during the school day, including “competitive foods” — government language for vending machine snacks and bake-sale goodies.

The standards, which dictate how much fat and sugar food sold on school grounds can contain, do extend to snacks sold as fundraisers. That raised the hackles of some state school superintendents, including John Barge of Georgia, who called the rules an “absolute overreach of the federal government.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bake; foodpolice; michelle; obama
Quote: "The standards, which dictate how much fat and sugar food sold on school grounds can contain, do extend to snacks sold as fundraisers."

Well then, I guess Mooch DOES want to ban your bake sale.

1 posted on 08/04/2014 11:28:06 AM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 08/04/2014 11:28:42 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum
her dance moves are as destructive as her lil boy Barry;s....


3 posted on 08/04/2014 11:29:11 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Nachum

Nice try, WaPo.

Guess we should follow your consistently inane logic and blame W, eh?

The MSM - for when your low grades will not get you any other job.


4 posted on 08/04/2014 11:29:58 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Nachum

When Moochelle breaks wind, Gail Sullivan’s cheeks puff up.


5 posted on 08/04/2014 11:30:10 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Nachum

She’s Outlawing all bake goods ?


6 posted on 08/04/2014 11:30:47 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Nachum

She has no office, she has no power, she has no authority

Isn’t pretending to be a government official a crime?


7 posted on 08/04/2014 11:32:33 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Nachum

8 posted on 08/04/2014 11:32:39 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: GeronL
I was wondering the same thing. What law empowers this sad, angry creature to 'ban' anything?
9 posted on 08/04/2014 11:35:29 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Nachum

While we can all debate how many cupcakes we should eat, it is a huge step to say the federal government will regulate your local school bake sale.

Things like this could be huge campaign issues for the GOP. Democrats are in favor of micro managing our lives, while true conservatives are in favor of personal responsibility and personal freedoms. In this case, conservatives would take the position that your local school officials and PTA will decide what products to sell at their bake sales.

Sounds like common sense to me. But let’s get out there and make the case for conservative principles as they apply to situations such as this.


10 posted on 08/04/2014 11:36:45 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: RightGeek


11 posted on 08/04/2014 11:37:24 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek

"I'm as proud as Marie Antoinette!"


12 posted on 08/04/2014 11:41:22 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: RightGeek

FREEKING DITTOES TO THAT!!!!!

If it is good for our children while they are in school (ie. Wards of the State), it is good for the Welfare people (ie. Wards of the State)...

Also apply same standards to the capital hill cafeteria too.


13 posted on 08/04/2014 11:41:41 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: RightGeek; All
When Moochelle breaks wind,
Gail Sullivan’s cheeks puff up.
LL!

14 posted on 08/04/2014 11:43:54 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Mullah / "Rustler" 0'Reid? d8-)
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To: Nachum

” New rules requiring healthier foods in public schools took effect July 1 as a result of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act passed in 2010. They set nutrition standards for all food and drink sold during the school day, including “competitive foods” — government language for vending machine snacks and bake-sale goodies.

The standards, which dictate how much fat and sugar food sold on school grounds can contain, do extend to snacks sold as fundraisers. “

yes, you can do a bake sale, but with spinach tofu cassarole and Sugar free carboard muffins made with 30% post consumer content....

If I ran a school I would have a high fat/sugar bake sale every damned single month to replace all federal funding just to spite her meddling arse...


15 posted on 08/04/2014 11:44:49 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: Nachum

The world is falling apart and they argue over cupcake sales ???


16 posted on 08/04/2014 11:45:14 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: RightGeek

heck! apply them to MOOCHELLES meals! that cow could use a few less calories!


17 posted on 08/04/2014 11:47:50 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: molson209

While mooooooooooooochele want to dicate what kids can eat, she eats 10 big mac’s, 8 large fries, 6 large mlk shakes and 4 apple pies as a snack before lunch.


18 posted on 08/04/2014 11:49:10 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Java4Jay
The world is falling apart and they argue over cupcake sales ???

Not at all. They wanted to unionize the school lunch room, federalise the programs and incrementally bring the federal government into local schools. It is about control. It is about your money. It is about forcing themselves into the most intimate details of every persons life so they can force us to live like they want, do what they want and do it when they want any time they want.

19 posted on 08/04/2014 11:49:41 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: GeronL

“Isn’t pretending to be a government official a crime?”

Dont’t know. Do know the actual officials are criminal.


20 posted on 08/04/2014 11:50:17 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Java4Jay

That’s right. We are arguing over cupcake sales because liberals want to make sure we are getting vitamins and minerals and adequate fiber intake from products sold at school bake sales.


21 posted on 08/04/2014 11:50:55 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: RightGeek

YEP


22 posted on 08/04/2014 11:52:06 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: RightGeek

YEP


23 posted on 08/04/2014 11:52:07 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: Nachum

Is this another of those lame “don’t blame her for a law she championed and lobbied to be passed because she’s just a private citizen” articles?


24 posted on 08/04/2014 11:54:03 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Nachum

What is healthy hunger? People who speak English want to know. (Directed at the article - not you!)


25 posted on 08/04/2014 12:02:48 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Nachum

Michelle Antoinette says “let them eat arugula”.


26 posted on 08/04/2014 12:07:53 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Joe Brower

The fda in response to the law that was passed that she pushed.

She did not do it herself. Others did it for her.

She was glad to brag on it, however.


27 posted on 08/04/2014 12:10:13 PM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
While we can all debate how many cupcakes we should eat, it is a huge step to say the federal government will regulate your local school bake sale.

Actually, it's not. All it takes is one zealous school official and they can use this to ban anything they don't like (bake sale wise). The rule says what it says, and eventually some liberal will use it as a club to push their agenda.

28 posted on 08/04/2014 12:11:08 PM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
While we can all debate how many cupcakes we should eat, it is a huge step to say the federal government will regulate your local school bake sale.

Actually, it's not. All it takes is one zealous school official and they can use this to ban anything they don't like (bake sale wise). The rule says what it says, and eventually some liberal will use it as a club to push their agenda.

29 posted on 08/04/2014 12:11:08 PM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Nachum

IIRC BOTH the House, and the Senate belonged to the Democrats in 2010 when the legislation was passed for this constitutionally questionable law, as well the First Wookie along with her husband the play acting President initiated the support for the bill.

How in the ‘H’ can this author possibly write such BS?....nevermind, she’s a Democrat. THEY can say anything they want to.


30 posted on 08/04/2014 12:12:04 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: Nachum
New rules requiring healthier foods in public schools took effect July 1 as a result of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act passed in 2010. They set nutrition standards for all food and drink sold during the school day, including “competitive foods” — government language for vending machine snacks and bake-sale goodies.

The standards, which dictate how much fat and sugar food sold on school grounds can contain, do extend to snacks sold as fundraisers.

Uh, sounds to ME like the Obama Fascists DO want to control our food.

This is not a function of the federal government.

Shove it Michelle.

31 posted on 08/04/2014 12:13:24 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Nachum; All
If the schools were teaching students about the federal government's constitutionally limited powers the way that the Founding States had intended for those powers to be understood, the students themselves would probably be able to point out the following about the federal government's constitutionally indefensible rules about food and food sales.

Regardless what FDR's activist justices wanted everbody to think about the scope of Congress's Commerce Clause powers in Wickard v. Filburn, a previous generation of Constitution-respecting justices had clarified that the states have never delegated to Congress, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate intrastate commerce.

”State inspection laws, health laws, and laws for regulating the internal commerce of a State, and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c. are not within the power granted to Congress [emphases added].” —Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

As a side note concerning the federal government's constitutionally limited powers, please consider the following. The states would sure be a dull, boring place to grow up and live in if parents were to make sure that their children were taught about the federal government's constitutionally limited powers as the Founding States had intended for those powers to be understood. /sarc

Thomas Jefferson had put it this way:

“Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, judges and governors, shall all become wolves [emphasis added]. It seems to be the law of our general nature.” - Thomas Jefferson (Letter to Edward Carrington January 16, 1787)

In fact, forget about traditional salesman / sucker cliches like "buying the Brooklyn Bridge." Voters now have to deal with the problem that they have foolishly traded their votes for constitutionally nonexistent rights, federal spending programs and restrictive federal regulations which are likewise based on constitutionally nonexistant federal government powers.

32 posted on 08/04/2014 12:16:34 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: RightGeek

Perfect extension of logic (or in the case of libs: anti-logic)


33 posted on 08/04/2014 12:22:25 PM PDT by Pietro
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To: Nachum
My kids school is basically turning a blind eye to the new rules. They told our boosters that, "We can no longer officially approve bake sale fundraisers..." ...but... "we also don't intend to take any action to stop them, we just can no longer officially approve them". So it's essentially been business as usual during activities, the only difference being if the school gets any heat over it they are going to play blind, deaf, and dumb. "A bake sale? What bake sale? We didn't approve any bake sale?"

I'm guess my school is far from the only one...

34 posted on 08/04/2014 12:22:46 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Things like this could be huge campaign issues for the GOP.

You betcha. It would make a very effective campaign ad. And most people could relate to it. But wait...the GOPe won't do it because someone at MSNBC might say it's a racist swipe at Michelle.

35 posted on 08/04/2014 1:11:57 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: RightGeek

36 posted on 08/04/2014 2:47:40 PM PDT by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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To: GregNH

37 posted on 08/04/2014 2:49:00 PM PDT by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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To: GregNH

38 posted on 08/04/2014 2:49:00 PM PDT by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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39 posted on 08/04/2014 2:49:00 PM PDT by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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To: Nachum

tell me again, what is the basis of her power to tell people to do anything?


40 posted on 08/04/2014 3:12:31 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: Nachum

Late breaking news,
At last report moochell obammy was seen eating Clevelands entire waterfront.
Moving east along Lake Erie.
Residents of Buffalo are getting nervous.
Film at 10.


41 posted on 08/04/2014 3:24:00 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: All

42 posted on 08/04/2014 3:57:19 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: RightGeek

You’re insulting pork rinds. Pork rinds have value.


43 posted on 08/04/2014 4:31:54 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Nachum

well darn. We are having a bake sale to raise cash for a cancer patient..what does she suggest we do ..have a carrot sale?


44 posted on 08/04/2014 4:34:06 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

Carrot cake maybe?


45 posted on 08/04/2014 4:51:09 PM PDT by Guardian Sebastian (Mother of God, pray for us and our country.)
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To: Nachum

Well, one thing she has done is starve our kids; but not her own or her own self.


46 posted on 08/05/2014 12:37:43 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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