Anyway, the main problem that I have is that the country is so full of partisan rage over everything, even minute little piddly stuff. Not to mention that the globe is trying to go to war, and exactly one hundred years after the first world war. I wish we could chill the **** out a little. There is a lot we can do and fix. A school lunch program for salad stuff? That seems like a pretty small issue on the list of things to be concerned about.
If it makes you feel any better, I really, really doubt that the kids are digging the lunches. Kids bitch endlessly about that stuff, and I doubt that this has changed much.
I cannot disagree with you on that. However I hope you are not suggesting that it started with Obama popping onto the scene. It has been going on at least since the 1980s and the left is just as bad, if not worse. The hyperpartisanship comes from entrencbed power in congress. If we had a higher turnover rate in congress, the rage would die down.Anyway, the main problem that I have is that the country is so full of partisan rage over everything, even minute little piddly stuff.
But then the healthcare bill Hillary Clinton tried to pass was a very big issue. And she was not an elected official. Michelles issue is smaller, however that does not mean we cannot talk about it or criticize her. Someone started a thread on the issue and everyone is giving their views. That does not mean that we do not sweat the big stuff.Not to mention that the globe is trying to go to war, and exactly one hundred years after the first world war. I wish we could chill the **** out a little. There is a lot we can do and fix. A school lunch program for salad stuff? That seems like a pretty small issue on the list of things to be concerned about.
True...however the problem is that so much food is going to waste as much more of it is going into the trash. The lunches were generally healthy to begin with....and forcing someones idea of healthy lunches on the kids is not going to prevent the kids from going to get fast food. And food is not the main issue anyway. The real issue is that todays kids are spending so much time on video games, television, etc that they used to spend getting off their butts and getting exercise.If it makes you feel any better, I really, really doubt that the kids are digging the lunches. Kids bitch endlessly about that stuff, and I doubt that this has changed much.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
1. "Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago surveyed administrators". They didn't survey the students.
The "administrators" could have a political agenda.
Let me see, unions, contracts, Democrats backing a President from Chicago, say it ain't so.
2. "The research was supported by a national group called Bridging the Gap that studies policies that improve health"
They have a bias and point to prove and a dog in the fight and money to raise.
3. "and was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which backs public-health initiatives"
Same point as above. Follow the money.
4. ""Our big concern is that participation continues to slide," said Diane Pratt-Heavner, spokeswoman for the School Nutrition Association, which represents 55,000 school-nutritional professionals. The group seeks a relaxation of the rules, and says it believes they play a role in the decline in students participating." (emphasis mine)
I say again, poll the students.
5. Nationwide, participation in the school-lunch program fell by 1.2 million students, or 3.7%, from the 2010-2011 school year through the 2012-2013 year after having steadily increased for many years, according to a Feb. 27 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. State and local officials reported the drop was due in part to the new standards."
I guess the kids in Chicago are different from all other children in the rest of the country and the state of Illinois.
6. Democrats say the schools simply need more time and that many have made a successful transition. "It takes students a little bit to adjust," said Jessica Donze Black, a child nutrition expert for the Pew Charitable Trusts, a nonprofit that promotes healthy school meals. "A majority of schools are doing well, and we should be able to learn from those schools and move forward with the schools that are still struggling."
Justification that is NOT needed if this article was actually about a valid and true study.
An actual article with actual data (imagine that) quoting Dianne Pratt-Haevner (mentioned in the article above) that lobbied for Michelle Obama's nutrition program at one time:
More hack propaganda passed off as a news article.
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A Brief History of the Drug War | Drug Policy Alliance
her campaign kept the issue so front and center that it helped to propel this expansion.
now we can go back and forth all day about the minute differences between Nancy Reagan's campaign somehow doesn't offend small government sensibilities in the way that Michelle Obama's does, but it would be an utterly ridiculous discussion. it doesn't get much more big nanny government than the drug war.
Hillary Clinton's push for health care was kind of unprecedented for a first lady, though. i'm not criticizing the desire to finally give up on our stupid employer based health care system, but i could at least understand those who support small government being alarmed by it. however, this thread only exists for partisan reasons, and you know it. somebody posts it to say, "wow look, what my team did worked," and then the other team spends 40 pages fighting the enemy. it's just tiresome. we're all arguing about serving a kid a ****ing salad at school.
i will say that the temper tantrum thrown by the right under Obama, though, has annoyed me to the point where i am just completely and utterly disgusted. we have to change our political system. i've never seen this much gridlock and nearly complete obstruction. it's caused by gerrymandering, and a two party system. we need to fix both.