On Wednesday, I told you the federal government was spending $50 million of our tax money to buy a hotel to house illegal immigrant children. The outrage was so great – that just a few hours after my report aired the feds backed out of the deal.
It seems the home of plump juicy breasts and hot buttered buns has run afoul of the new Smart Snacks in School program. The program is a component of Mrs. Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
The new government regulations require snack items served in public schools to have less than two hundred calories. That includes vending machines, lunch rooms and other campus food venues.
And that’s really bad news for kids at South Carolina’s Socastee High School. They’ve just learned they will no longer be allowed to buy Chick-fil-A sandwiches at school.
“They don’t meet the standards,” Principal Paul Browning told the Myrtle Beach Sun News. “We’re struggling with it.”
Hunger pains aside, there’s another consequence to the Chick-fil-A ban – all the profits funded field trips for the school’s special education students.
“The Chick-fil-A profits went directly to the field trips,” the principal told the newspaper. “We’ve got to raise some money, but we will figure something out.”
Maybe they could get the math students to figure out how many carrot sticks they’ll have to sell to send the youngsters to Six Flags.
Ever since Mrs. Obama named herself as America’s Lunch Lady, students across the fruited plain have been in full-scale rebellion. The government mandated smaller portions have been met with great resistance – especially in farming communities.
Since 2010, participation in the National School Lunch Program declined by 1.2 million students. That’s a 3.7 percent drop. Red-blooded American kids are rising up and declaring, “Just Say No to Kumquats.”
School leaders are bracing for the outrage when returning students learn that there won’t be any more bake sales. No more cupcakes. No more Cheese Doodles. Just bottled water and fat-free kale chips – all thanks to Mrs. Obama’s meddling.
Remember that the next time you see Mrs. Obama scarfing down a burrito and chili cheese fries — while telling the rest of us to eat our Brussels sprouts.
Attorney General Eric Holder dispatched an investigator to meet with the mayor, the NAACP and parade organizers, according to a report in the Omaha World
Dale Remmich built the float. He said he was upset with the president’s handling of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The float included a sign on an outhouse that read, “Obama Presidential Library.” There was also a zombie-like mannequin standing near the outhouse. Mr. Remmich told the newspaper the mannequin depicted himself – not the president.
Nevertheless, the NAACP became duly offended – as did the Nebraska Democratic Party. They accused the float of being racist and disrespectful to the president.
My initial reaction is, so what?
Mr. Remmich was simply engaging his First Amendment rights — unless President Obama has pulled out his pen and phone and criminalized political satire.
It’s no surprise that the Justice Department is wasting American taxpayers to investigate a parade float.
On Sunday, Attorney General Holder told ABC News that people who oppose President Obama are doing so out of “racial animus.”
“There’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that’s directed at me [and] directed at the president,” Holder told the television network. “You know, people talking about taking their country back. … There’s a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there’s a racial animus.”
It’s as if they believe the president’s political opponents are running around at night wearing white bed sheets and burning crosses.
Now we know why the Obama Administration hasn’t had time to investigate Benghazi or the IRS or VA Hospital scandals. They’ve been too busy trying to intimidate opposition and criminalize political satire.
And considering what’s been coming out of the White House these days, I’d say an outhouse was entirely appropriate.
I got an email the other day from one of our listeners in Lubbock, Texas. He’s pretty fired up because his health care provider sent his daughter a contraceptive ID card. According to the insurance company, the card happens to be an Obamacare mandate.
Now it’s bad enough they would send something like this to a child without parental consent — but what really makes this story salacious — is that my reader’s daughter is only three months old.
Apparently, the insurance company wants to make sure the three month old has options after a sordid affair at daycare.
“Attached is your Contraceptive Coverage Plan ID Card,” the insurance company’s letter read. “The new federal preventive health services law requires that group health plans provide women contraceptive services to female members of all ages without imposing any cost-sharing and at no cost to you.”
At first my reader just laughed it off – thinking it was a mistake – but then he found out it was the law.
Sure enough – a letter from the insurance company stipulates that every female – no matter her age receives a contraceptive cover card and that means even three month old babies.
“It’s frustrating and sickening,” my reader told me. “It bothers me that this company takes it upon themselves to send this out to people’s young children without even contacting us.”
That’s right – moms and dads are not allowed to opt out of the contraceptive ID card. My reader said he is disgusted.
“I don’t even want to think about my little girl having a boyfriend and especially not having sex,” he told me. “I’d like to enjoy her innocence. But now, it’s forced upon her mother and I thanks to Obamacare.”
Welcome to President Obama’s fundamentally transformed America, folks.
President Obama still refuses to visit the border – telling reporters he’s not interested in political theatre photo ops. That line had eyes rolling across the fruited plain seeing how the president has a special affinity for flashing his pearly whites.
Just this week alone the president has been photographed shooting pool, eating pizza, drinking beer and shaking hands with a half-man, half-horse centaur.
Besides, the President told the nation — there’s no need for him to see the humanitarian crisis in person – when he’s got underlings to do that for him.
Nevertheless, our Selfie-in-Chief, assured us that he intends to secure the border and he also reminded us that we have an obligation to help young children trying to escape the violence in their homeland.
If that’s the case – when is President Obama going to help the children of war-torn Chicago?
They’ve threatened to arrest workers who divulge any information.They’ve even refused entry to members of Congress. But late yesterday – word came down that the Department of Health and Human Services would allow members of the media to tour one of the camps.
However – there were a few restrictions, reporters could not bring recording devices. They would not be allowed to ask any questions and they would not be allowed to speak with any staff members or children.
Folks – this is what we call an old-fashioned dog and pony show. One lawmaker blasted the administration’s gag order calling it a violation of the First Amendment.
You would think a president who once taught constitutional law would know better.