Page 4 of 19 FirstFirst ... 2345614 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 189

Thread: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

  1. #31
    The Dude
    Kobie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Western NY
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:51 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    44,146

    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaugingcatenate View Post
    What should be adjudged as being privileged is being born or currently living in America...that is hitting the planetary jackpot... what you do with that win is more up to the individual.

    Look to other countries where being underprivileged actually means something.
    Or that individual's family connections. Do not try to act like having a powerful bloodline stops once you pop out of the uterus.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

  2. #32
    controlled chaos
    Gaugingcatenate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Formerly of the Southern USA, now permanently in the mountains of Panama
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:40 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    10,081

    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Or that individual's family connections. Do not try to act like having a powerful bloodline stops once you pop out of the uterus.
    Yeah, so? Some people are born taller, some prettier, handsomer, with special talents...so?
    "...But resist we much, we must and we will much, about that be committed..." --- the right Reverend Alfred Charles "Al" Sharpton, Jr. :l
    A word to the unwise and terminally annoying, if I don't respond, take it personally ...and know you've been iggied.

  3. #33
    The Dude
    Kobie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Western NY
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:51 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    44,146

    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaugingcatenate View Post
    Yeah, so? Some people are born taller, some prettier, handsomer, with special talents...so?
    I was simply appending to your comment. What you do with that win is not always up to the individual.

    I'm fine with talented or attractive or smarter people utilizing their talents for what they can. However, I don't like boiling everything down to the genetic powerball. Which is why we need a strong safety net.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

  4. #34
    Sage
    Unitedwestand13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Sunnyvale California
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    17,408

    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaugingcatenate View Post
    Yeah, so? Some people are born taller, some prettier, handsomer, with special talents...so?
    those are only superficial variable

    remove such variables and everyone is equally human.
    "If you can't stand the way this place is, Take yourself to higher places!"
    Break, By Three days grace

    Hilliary Clinton/Tim Kaine 2016

  5. #35
    The Dude
    Kobie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Western NY
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:51 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    44,146

    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    those are only superficial variable

    remove such variables and everyone is equally human.
    Everyone's equally human without removing those variables.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

  6. #36
    controlled chaos
    Gaugingcatenate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Formerly of the Southern USA, now permanently in the mountains of Panama
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:40 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    10,081

    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I was simply appending to your comment. What you do with that win is not always up to the individual.

    I'm fine with talented or attractive or smarter people utilizing their talents for what they can. However, I don't like boiling everything down to the genetic powerball. Which is why we need a strong safety net.
    Sure what you do with that win is up to the individual....people win the lottery and squander it all the time...up to you, my man. Take your advantages and make your way in this world... we live in a privileged country, what you do after that is up to you... sure some get a bigger lottery winning... but I have been to other countries, many of them, seen what it means to actually be disadvantaged... you just want to make excuses ... life is never going to be exactly equal, nor do we want it to be...how boring. Lets all play poker and all get the same hands all the time...wow...fun.

    When the saftey net is too large, too deep, it disadvantages us all. But if you don't think so, get your pals together and contribute to those areas YOU think are necessary... don't obligate the rest of us to all that tripe.
    "...But resist we much, we must and we will much, about that be committed..." --- the right Reverend Alfred Charles "Al" Sharpton, Jr. :l
    A word to the unwise and terminally annoying, if I don't respond, take it personally ...and know you've been iggied.

  7. #37
    controlled chaos
    Gaugingcatenate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Formerly of the Southern USA, now permanently in the mountains of Panama
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:40 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    10,081

    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    those are only superficial variable

    remove such variables and everyone is equally human.
    And so, that and six dollars get you a nice large latte or espresso... depending on where you go. So what? Plumb the depths of that profundity for us.
    "...But resist we much, we must and we will much, about that be committed..." --- the right Reverend Alfred Charles "Al" Sharpton, Jr. :l
    A word to the unwise and terminally annoying, if I don't respond, take it personally ...and know you've been iggied.

  8. #38
    Sage
    jamesrage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    A place where common sense exists
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:59 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    31,782

    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Read more here: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    This guy is the son of a university professor. He had a fairly privileged upbringing and thus has no idea what it is like to grow up poor as a kid. What an asshole. I mean what is he wanting to stand there at the lunch line and tell some 1st grader "Hey kid, you can have your Chilimac today, but first I need you to take this broom here and sweep the floor in front of all your friends".

    Personally, I grew up poor. Very poor actually, we did not take free or reduced lunches, we just brought ours instead (the same crappy lunch every day). However, I know what its like to be a poor kid. I know what its like to boil water to take a bath in for months on end because your gas is cut off. I know what its like having no A/C in Arkansas summers living in a trailer. This guy has no idea. Despite growing up poor, I always knew the value of work, indeed growing up poor is what instilled it in me. I got my first real job when I was 15 and have worked my whole life since. Before I was married I worked 2 jobs to get ahead. We would be considered upper middle class now I suppose, but I worked hard to get here and I did not need some privileged extreme right jackass to instill that in me. How crazy and mean do these guys have to get before we all say this is ridiculous, go home, and for God sakes get the hell out of government. We don't want people like you, Jack Kingston, telling us how to run our lives or our country. I don't see this one as a right or left issue, I see it as an anti-jackass issue.

    I do not agree with making the poor cleans clean because their parents can't afford school lunch or are too lazy to make their kids lunches. I do think all the kids should clean the school. Make the kids responsible for cleaning their classrooms (or homeroom if they attend a school that has separate classrooms and teachers for different subjects)at the end of the school day and different classrooms can take turns cleaning their section of the hallway and the nearby restrooms. I think this would teach kids to take better care of things.
    Last edited by jamesrage; 12-19-13 at 06:15 AM.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

  9. #39
    Professor

    WillyPete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:07 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,582

    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    How's about including a work shift all students schedule, regardless of social status?

    This would show everyone the value of work, and remove the social stigma, since the rich kids will be chasing mops and lugging garbage right next to the poor ones.

    I see no especial reason to link this to the lunch programs.

  10. #40
    Sage
    PeteEU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Denmark
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    30,018

    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Read more here: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    This guy is the son of a university professor. He had a fairly privileged upbringing and thus has no idea what it is like to grow up poor as a kid. What an asshole. I mean what is he wanting to stand there at the lunch line and tell some 1st grader "Hey kid, you can have your Chilimac today, but first I need you to take this broom here and sweep the floor in front of all your friends".

    Personally, I grew up poor. Very poor actually, we did not take free or reduced lunches, we just brought ours instead (the same crappy lunch every day). However, I know what its like to be a poor kid. I know what its like to boil water to take a bath in for months on end because your gas is cut off. I know what its like having no A/C in Arkansas summers living in a trailer. This guy has no idea. Despite growing up poor, I always knew the value of work, indeed growing up poor is what instilled it in me. I got my first real job when I was 15 and have worked my whole life since. Before I was married I worked 2 jobs to get ahead. We would be considered upper middle class now I suppose, but I worked hard to get here and I did not need some privileged extreme right jackass to instill that in me. How crazy and mean do these guys have to get before we all say this is ridiculous, go home, and for God sakes get the hell out of government. We don't want people like you, Jack Kingston, telling us how to run our lives or our country. I don't see this one as a right or left issue, I see it as an anti-jackass issue.
    Considering this Congress is the least working in history, then maybe he should apply this vision to himself!
    PeteEU

Page 4 of 19 FirstFirst ... 2345614 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •