Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Are We Too Far Gone?

Do you remember the hue and cry Nancy Reagan got when she rolled out that slogan "Just Say No"? If not, it was in reference to drug use as in Just Don't. Don't take drugs.

Oh she was such a hopeless square! AND rich! What did SHE know about ordinary average American's miserable lives back in the 80's? It was so bad back then, drugs were necessary to get through another day.

Now, you might be thinking that is going to be a rant about the alleged drug-induced death of Whitney Houston and Jamie Lee Curtis leaping on the back of the bandwagon to implore the Obama Administration to "do something" in regards to drug ADDICTION. Well, no, you are wrong.

I am about to RAIL, rant and vent about this! A State Inspector in N. Caroline has descended upon an Pre-K school to inspect, not the kitchen, not the Principal's desk or laptop for potential pornography, and not the Teacher's lounge for paraphenelia....... oh no, that is so yesterday.
Now they inspect lunch boxes of 4 year olds. Lunches brought from home, presumably packed by caring parental units to insure a nutritious meal for the child they love and care about and provide for.

And guess what? They are found to be lacking. Well, what a surprise.

The nutrition standards for pre-K lunch require milk, two servings of fruit or vegetable, bread or grains and a meat or meat alternative. The school didn’t receive a high grade from the January assessment because the home-made lunches didn’t meet those guidelines.

The inspector decided that this child was not getting her requirements and a tray was foisted upon her. This tray had chicken nuggets, milk, a fruit and a veg. The child then, traumatized, ate the nuggets. ONLY. Not the veg, not the sandwich, banana and the chips Mom packed, and not the school fruit.

I suppose you might be wondering, "what did mom pack that day?" A turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, apple juice and potato chips. What was missing? The milk.

At first the article picks up on the lack of veg, but later it is stated that milk was at issue. I believe cheese in the milk family. The apple juice and banana must surely make up for the '2 servings' of fruit or veg. And, oh by the way, isn't a potato chip a vegetable to start with?

WHAT AM I SAYING!? I'm as bad as they are!

What it is that makes this so NUTS is some person YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW is demanding YOUR child eat something you didn't give her! Where do we live again?

Apparently, you can't "Just Say No!" to the Government! Now, you have the First Lady's program of healthy eating and it's long incidious fingers in your child's stomach! Where oh where are the women marching in lock-step shouting "Keep Your Hands Off My CHILD'S Body!!!!!"

And the WASTE!!! That child didn't eat TWO meals, nevermind one vegeatable. Who, pray-tell, pays for this waste?

According to this article, the parents were charged and have stated they see no reason they should pay. Apparently the principal of this school has no knowledge of who pays for the meals it served that day, but sleep easy; they're looking into it!

Oh, and it also stated that the original inspector was wrong in the first place. What a shock! The lunch was completely fine. Uneaten, but perfectly fine.

I am so thankful my kids are grown. I fear for my future grandchildren if THIS is what they face. Are we too far gone down the road of Socialism that there is no turning back?

The Dept of Re-Education and the Food and Drug-Use Administration are out of control! I cannot believe this is what Michelle Obama envisioned when she started down this unhealthy path but it only takes one over-zealous bureaucrat to misplace his power and all heck breaks loose.

Take away recess and give the kid ritalin! That'll fix him! We used to have parallel uneven bars and the balance beam in junior high. I didn't LIKE them but we used them! I bet those haven't been seen since the 70's. Who could afford the insurance?

The saddest thing about this is the cowing of America. We have women missing air-flights because the TSA sends home the women Pat-Down experts and men are not allowed to frisk a woman. (yeah, right) We see elderly people manhandled and groped, items pilfered and weapons missed.

The children have no idea where Indonesia is but their self-esteem is high. They can't read the Bible or gather for prayer but they get to go on field-trip to a mosque to "learn about the architecture and observe a midday prayer service". Don't believe me?

The government disallows the sale or consumption of raw milk and you can't transport it across state lines. Milk! Heck you can't buy it in Louisiana. All because some people have gotten sick from bacterial infections. Hello? People get sick eating in a restaurant all the time and I don't see that shutting down the industry!

Once again, can we not be held responsible for anything in our lives anymore?

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