Friday, December 3, 2010

You can have my sweet potato pie when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers

More than the TSA's intrusive security procedures, more than ObamaCare, more than government bailouts, it is stuff like this that really gives the game away on the Obamas' core attitude toward the relationship between the citizen and the state:
A child nutrition bill on its way to President Barack Obama — and championed by the first lady — gives the government power to limit school bake sales and other fundraisers that health advocates say sometimes replace wholesome meals in the lunchroom.
Hey, why stop there?
Public health groups pushed for the language on fundraisers, which encourages the secretary of Agriculture to allow them only if they are infrequent. The language is broad enough that a president's administration could even ban bake sales, but Secretary Tom Vilsack signaled in a letter to House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, D-Calif., this week that he does not intend to do that.
Let me put it to you this way, Mr. Vilsack: you've got no business even being in a position to say yea or nay. This is frog-in-a-slow-boiling-pot socialism. Get the rubes used to these "minor" infringements on liberty, today, so that, tomorrow, you can hit them with the real police state restrictions.

I have generally refrained from making harsh comments about the First Lady, but now all bets are off. Michelle, I've seen you in pants, and that behind didn't get two ax-handles wide on a diet of broccoli.


richard mcenroe said...

Michelle O is the only First Lady to beep when she backs up. Michelle can't tell 'hail to the chief' from 'elephant walk.'

JeffS said...

Schools don't have bake sales for the fun of it; they have them to raise funds for whatever purpose. Not only are O!bama and his flying monkeys working hard on the creeping socialism, they're cutting off funds to the schools that need them.

(What's next, preventing parents from buying pencils and paper for their children?)

Whether that's an unintended consequence or (more likely) an attempt to strangle schools under Federal control, it's yet another reason to distrust anything this administration -- or the First Lady -- says.

Merilyn said...

There seems to be a pattern emerging here, the same has been going on over here at school "tuck shops or canteens" where only healthy food is deemed ok, and the sale of fund raising foods e.g. chocolates is no longer encouraged.
Annie of Menai, states on Piers blog, that "Obama is planning to pole vault Congress and introduce Cap and Trade in the US, and is also planning to censor the internet.
Must have been talking to Conroy over here.

Anonymous said...

Here's the comment I left at A1A South: Ooh, Swampie, don’t let the First Mutha hear you talk that way! She’s after those fast-food joints like a fly on manure, you know that – maybe not YET, but YET in my world stands for You’re Eligible Too. They NannyWeasels will get there in due time. So eat that stuff while you can!

The topic at Swampie's was "health" screening and what many of us eat, but the point stands. When did the FEDS find it 'healthy' to ban SCHOOL bake sales? Why, when the Department of Education was created, that's when. Constitution be damned.

These commies and the cubicle-dwellers scare me more every day.

RebeccaH said...

What next? Ban Christmas candle sales because they produce carbon?

Our schools are being turned into state-run warehouses where only approved subjects are taught, and no one is expected to actually excel. In turn, America is slowly becoming a mindless ant hill. Mao and Stalin would be proud.

SwampWoman said...

Ain't you never seen the backside of a cow, Paco? You know them thangs eat salad all day long.

SwampWoman said...

Hawgs, too. They eat healthy whole grain foods all damn day.

Paco said...

Swampie: I don't believe it's the same way with human cows.

SwampWoman said...

Well, Paco, people DO have a tendency to eat more expensively when they don't have to pay for it.

Paco said...

That's very true (it is with me, anyway).