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Put Down the Cupcake: New
Ban Hits School Bake Sales

Wall Street Journal, by Stephanie Armour

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 8/3/2014 8:42:20 AM

At Chapman School in Nebraska, resourceful students hawk pizza and cookie dough to raise money for school supplies, field trips and an eighth-grade excursion to Washington. They peddle chocolate bars to help fund the yearbook. But the sales won´t be so sweet starting this fall. Campus bake sales—a mainstay of school fundraisers—are going on a diet. A federal law that aims to curb childhood obesity means that, in dozens of states, bake sales must adhere to nutrition requirements that could replace cupcakes and brownies with fruit cups and granola bars. Jeff Ellsworth, principal of the kindergarten through eighth-grade school in

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I am sick to death of bans and mandates from the Marxist government. It´s long past time that Americans woke up and pushed back really hard!!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/3/2014 8:51:23 AM     (No. 9951484)

Think this is bad? Just the start. By accepting federal money state and local officials invited these thugs in. At what point is it more cost effective to refuse the federal education money?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scrubber, 8/3/2014 8:52:17 AM     (No. 9951485)

Just what exactly are the Feds going to do if the principal goes ahead with cupcakes?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 8/3/2014 8:52:36 AM     (No. 9951486)

I assume the ban can only be applied to items sold on school grounds so sell them elsewhere. Just spread the word as to where they are being sold.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lala, 8/3/2014 8:53:57 AM     (No. 9951488)

There are more calories in an average granola bar than in an average cupcake. That being said, however, this good food / bad food stuff needs to stop. The government should not be the arbiter of what I buy, what I sell, what I eat, and what I don´t eat. Our country has turned into Hotel California. We are all just prisoners here of our own device.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: volksford, 8/3/2014 8:54:27 AM     (No. 9951490)

You don´t care for Mooch´s school lunches thats fine...we will just double down on you. Typical regime reaction.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Engrpat, 8/3/2014 8:54:32 AM     (No. 9951491)

And to think at one time we were a free people. Oh how far we have fallen.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MMC, 8/3/2014 9:01:04 AM     (No. 9951502)

Then we rename article. How about

Frosted Liberty
Freedom with sprinkles
Chocolate Constitution


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Reply 8 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 8/3/2014 9:02:19 AM     (No. 9951504)

here´s an idea..
have a GIANT bake sale with cupcakes and cookies and fudge..
and raise a LOT of money..
and use it to go to a PRIVATE school..

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Reply 9 - Posted by: eoddad, 8/3/2014 9:09:56 AM     (No. 9951519)

Send in the SWAT Team.

Is this what dictatorship looks like Mommy?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JimS, 8/3/2014 9:25:49 AM     (No. 9951551)

It is NOT a federal law. It was not passed by Congress and signed by the President.
It is a federal regulation issued by non-elected unaccountable Federal agency.
Schools can tell the Feds to stuff it, but not if they want to receive their federal funding for school meals.
They should still tell the Feds to stuff it, and sue them to get their funding, which is derived from their own taxes

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/3/2014 9:26:16 AM     (No. 9951552)

Wow. I bet they´ll raise oodles of cash selling fruit cups. /s

Maybe it´s time for a mega student protest at the WH. Bring your favorite high salt/sugar/fat treat and dump it at the WH gates.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: CEP, 8/3/2014 9:26:44 AM     (No. 9951553)

When they have a dinner at the White House do they adhere to nutritional guidelines as outlined by Michelle Obama? DO the food police examine every item that is going to be served and publish the calories, sodium, carbohydrates etc on the items served? OR at the White House they are allowed to be guttons and everyone else must suspend enjoying a cupcake made by a Mom?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: zoidberg, 8/3/2014 9:27:03 AM     (No. 9951557)

"This is the FBI. Move away from the cupcake!"

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mizzmac, 8/3/2014 9:38:24 AM     (No. 9951581)

This is what our government has shrunk to: we can´t defend our country, employ our citizens, or maintain our borders--but we can regulate school bake sales, by God!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/3/2014 9:38:48 AM     (No. 9951582)

Ah, the Power of the Wookie!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mizzmac, 8/3/2014 9:39:45 AM     (No. 9951585)

Don´t believe the Feds when they say, "If you like your cupcake, you can keep your cupcake."

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Twinkle93, 8/3/2014 9:52:05 AM     (No. 9951604)

#10 is correct that this is not a federal law. But, let´s call it what it is, " a regal proclamation."

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Reply 18 - Posted by: strike3, 8/3/2014 9:58:22 AM     (No. 9951615)

Girl Scout cookies will be next. It´s a good thing I stopped buying them due to the lesbian takeover.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 8/3/2014 10:15:40 AM     (No. 9951641)

The lesson: Do whatever it takes to get your kids out of government schools.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: right-turn, 8/3/2014 10:23:16 AM     (No. 9951650)

Lots of talk about it but as long as we have democrats and rino´s in office we will become nothing more than slaves to the system.

If I´m wrong ..... prove it.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/3/2014 10:25:42 AM     (No. 9951652)

OUR federal government has no business doing this. The regulation was at the behest of an unelected woman of gargantuan appetites for food, booze and POWER, who is a world class hypocrite. And happens to be the president´s wife.



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Reply 22 - Posted by: bamboozle, 8/3/2014 10:25:55 AM     (No. 9951653)

you misunderestimate the totalitarian petty rulers of your local schools. There are many of them who are just fine with forcing their ideas of good behavior and mind control on anybody within their grasp. They are one with the Department of Education and other Marxist dictator wannabes in the Federal Government. This is just the start. With Common Core all the little kiddies will soon be singing of the great leader Obama.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: LOL Thomas, 8/3/2014 10:45:59 AM     (No. 9951684)

Once again, the comments reveal how many commenters did not read the article. If those commenters had gotten past the sensational intro paragraphs, they would have observed:

The law also . . . allowed for "infrequent" fundraisers, and STATES were allowed to decide how many bake sales they would have that DIDN´T meet nutrition standards.

Without STATE-approved exemptions, any treats sold would have to meet calorie, sodium, fat and other requirements. The law permits STATES to FINE schools that don´t comply.

. . .

Each STATE can mandate the number of daytime fundraisers held each year that BUCK the nutrition requirements. But so far, 32 STATES have OPTED to stay strictly in the healthy zone . . . .

(Emphasis mine)

Why are most STATES falling in line with the Federal government? So they can enrich their coffers with FINES?


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Reply 24 - Posted by: M2, 8/3/2014 10:48:28 AM     (No. 9951687)

Why were children growing up in the 30´s to the 70´s not obese? Why is there such an obesity problem today and not back then?

1. There were fewer people on food stamps who eat junk. Junk food is cheap and requires no preparation. Lazy parents make for lazy kids.

2. Children today are not riding bicycles, running, playing, jumping, swimming and participating in sports nearly as much. Remember the mandatory Phys Ed classes we had?

3. Children are sitting slack-jawed all day with their computers, iPads, iPhones and have become sedentary.

Junk food, which in my opinion is great stuff like fries, chips, burgers, hot dogs with "the works", grilled ham and cheese sandwiches, poutine, and deep-fried-anything has always been available, but only lately is there a childhood obesity problem.

It isn´t the food, it´s the culture. But it´s a good excuse for the government to get involved in private lives in yet another way.

I remember Devil Dogs, Hostess cupcakes with chocolate icing and that white icing swirl, Sky Bars, ice cream sodas, Bonomo Turkish Taffy (vanilla), Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas on a stick, Ice Cream Sandwiches, marshmallows, Rollettes, buttered popcorn, Twinkies, sugary sodas, Kool-Aid, and scores of other junk foods I no longer have a desire. We didn´t get fat as kids because we were physically active like kids should be.

Kids are fat today because they are permitted to sit on their lazy arses and get fat. (This doesn´t apply to children with hormone or endocrine problems.)

If the gov´t wanted to address the childhood obesity problem sensibly, they would emphasize exercise, not fat and calorie restriction.

Michelle´s food program wastes millions of dollars because kids won´t eat the crap she wants kids to eat. When did she become Food Czarina?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/3/2014 10:51:51 AM     (No. 9951692)

Personal bans work best. I didn´t buy any Girl Scout cookies the last few years. I also don´t buy any of Obamas baloney.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: trapper, 8/3/2014 11:11:24 AM     (No. 9951727)

The cake Nazi. No cupcake for YOU!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: lil dotty, 8/3/2014 12:05:48 PM     (No. 9951791)

As Bill Cosby once told his wife, standing with her hands on hips, fuming. Cake is healthy for breakfast. The kids get eggs, milk, protein. So it was...back in the 60s and 70s His comedy recordings are still funny (and true) today.


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Reply 28 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/3/2014 1:12:52 PM     (No. 9951857)

"Dad is great, he gives us chocolate cake!"

Thanks for the reminder #29.

And for #25, it may be up to the STATE (for now anyway) but it´s all coming directly from the Mooch.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: trixlette, 8/3/2014 2:32:55 PM     (No. 9951964)

michelle obama is NOT an elected official, why are there federal laws being passed on state run entities, on her behalf?

" to raise money for school supplies, field trips and an eighth-grade excursion to Washington. " Once again this is going to mean that a majority of these kids will not be getting their supplies, or go on field trips, get new band or sports equipment or go to Washington to see how the democrats ruin everything.

Just as with the school lunch program, those schools who opted out and got cut out of federal money for the school lunch program, make MORE $$ now, even with the loss of the fed money. Why, because the kids are not throwing her garbage for food into the trash and still going home hungry.

Yet, she cannot even control her own family, while her husband chomps down hamburgers and slurpees in public. She herself got caught eating hamburgers french fries and fat cakes (that is what they are called) in Botswana.

So, the king and queen of America does not have to live by their own rules and standards just the rest of the servants.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: thewarden, 8/3/2014 7:19:29 PM     (No. 9952168)

Time to whip up another batch of my famous chocolate salted caramel cupcakes. Stick it, Moochie!

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To Newark Liberty Met By Hazmat CDC
Officials – Liberian Father and Daughter*

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Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
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Ladies and Gentlemen: Please secure your trays tables and seats into their upright and locked positions, along with any vomit or other Potentially Infectious Materials for our flight staff to pick up as we prepare for arrival to our final destination”…. “And, as always, the staff of United Flight 998 would like to thank you for remaining calm as we transport the Ebola virus to a destination near you”. NEW YORK - A United Airilines flight from Brussels was met by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials today at Newark Liberty International Airport after a passenger on board believed to be from Liberia exhibited possible signs of

Meghan McCain on Secret
Service: ´I hated all of them´

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/3/2014 12:30:44 AM     Post Reply
Meghan McCain joined the dog pile on the Secret Service this week, saying she’s had “nothing but horrible experiences" with the agency and likening the agents to “glorified mall cops.” The 29-year-old author and television personality, who is also the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), opened up on Pivot’s “TakePart Live” about some of her interactions with the Secret Service. "I have nothing but horrible experiences with the Secret Service,” McCain said. “One of my friends called them glorified mall cops and I don´t think that´s terribly far off. I found them cliquey. I hated

Some Blacks See Secret Service
as Flawed Shield for the President

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New York Times, by Peter Baker    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/3/2014 12:16:43 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in


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