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GOP CAVE: Cromnibus Will Not Include Relief From Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program

Hat/Tip to Dr. Susan Berry at Breitbart. Even though millions of kids and parents across America have rejected it, and countless nutritionists, health care workers and school officials hate it as well, guess what? Good ‘Ole Johnny Boehner has given President Obama everything he wanted, even this crap. Though school officials, nutritionists, parents, and students have decried First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch program, the $1 trillion CRomnibus (part “continuing resolution” and part “omnibus”) does not include relief from the unpopular meals standards after all. Waiver? They don’t need no steenking waivers!! Daren Bakst at The Daily Signal notes that the spending […]

Colorado High School: Students Recite Pledge of Allegiance In Arabic – ‘One Nation Under Allah’

Hat/Tip to Rick Wells at GOPTheDailyDose. When will the moon-battery ever end?? The principal at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, is facing a hailstorm of criticism from some very angry parents and residents. The school recites the Pledge of Allegiance weekly, on Mondays. Last Monday, a member of their “Cultural Arms Club” led the student body in an Arabic version of the pledge, replacing the words “under God” with “under Allah.” But the principal says his school isn’t pushing any agenda, Arabic or otherwise. Principal Tom Lopez denies any attempt to push an Islamic agenda, saying, “These […]

Second School In As Many Weeks In Wisconsin Boycotts First Lady’s School Lunch Mandate

Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers and WSAW. Looks like our elitist, mastermind First Lady just can’t quite get all of America’s kids that, darn it, she knows best! (WSAW) –  Many Marathon middle school students are fed up with their school lunch program and Thursday organized a boycott of the school lunch program to show their disapproval of federal lunch guidelines. In lieu of heading through the lunch line Thursday, students brought packed lunches. Students at Venture Academy said they’re simply not getting enough to eat during school lunch. “Lately what I have noticed with our school lunches is probably the portions. […]

Obama Releases First Gitmo Detainee Since Bergdahl Trade, Had Been Classified As “Too Dangerous To Release”

First Terrorist Released From GITMO: Fawzi al-Odah Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers.  So, even though Twitter tells of this terrorist’s release before it’s even ANNOUNCED – that doesn’t mean he still has ties to an active terror network. Wait…, WHAT? Now that this will be stopped come January(one hopes), expect a flood of Gitmo releases. Fox has also reported that somehow, a spokesman of Al Qaeda’s Khorasan group(that group the Obama regime is saying is ‘so dangerous’) became aware of this release before it happened, since the spokesman tweeted out a congratulations to the family of al-Odah before the release was even […]

Richard Stockton State College Wants to Add an Atlantic City Casino to Their Campus

Their students already enjoy the five-star amenities of Galloway Township’s Seaview Resort. Now the ivory tower geniuses at Richard Stockton State College believe a shuttered Atlantic City casino is just the thing to round out their Leisure Studies department. Richard Stockton College may buy one of the now shuttered Atlantic City casinos, according to a published report. The Press of Atlantic City reports that Mayor Don Guardian said Wednesday at an economic forum that Stockton is interested in purchasing the former Atlantic Club or the Showboat. A Stockton representative confirmed to the Press of Atlantic City that the college is […]

MUST SEE VIDEO: Tennessee High School Senior Student Decimates Common Core

Hat/Tip to Mr. Viral News. Such wisdom at so young an age. He has a bright future ahead of him, and this young man, and many more like him will be the turning point that helps us to get rid of Common Core. Tennessee high school senior student decimates Common Core. His name is Ethan Young and he is a senior. He presented his case at the Knox County School Board regular meeting on November 6, 2013.   . . . .

Ol’Remus On Funding Schools With Property Taxes

  Ol’Remus of the Woodpile Report has some interesting thoughts on who should have the right to vote on school taxes; i.e.; property taxes. In my opinion, the tax on inheritance and the tax on property are the two most draconian taxes we are obligated to pay. I’ll be interested in your views on the opinions of Ol’Remus. ********** The entire staff of the Woodpile Report, and his cat, held a closed door meeting—on account the bugs were flying—at the Woodpile Report Global Headquarters and Jiffy Screen Door Repair, … um,Compound. The proposal was adopted unanimously, surprising none of the […]

Common Core Idiocy: 3rd Grade Math is Purposely and Overly Complex

Common Core, when it is not indoctrinating children with Marxist ideology, makes math problems complex to the point of being incomprehensible.  Here is an example I found on Facebook… Why take a simple math problem, and make it more complicated that need be?

Schools in New York Drop First Lady’s Onerous Lunch Room Rules

Hat/Tip to Victor Skinner at EAGnews.org. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Is Back In! Kids Cheer! I’m guessing that this has GOT to be Bush’s fault. Central New York’s Fayetteville-Manlius and Baldwinsville school districts are the latest to ditch the National School Lunch Program, which was revamped in 2010 under the guidance of First Lady Michelle Obama in an effort to fight childhood obesity. Strict limits on calories, fat, sugar, carbohydrates, sodium and other aspects of the school lunch imposed by the federal government on schools participating in the free and reduced lunch program has not only increased cafeteria costs, […]

Louisiana Gov. Jindal To Reportedly Sue Federal Government Over Common Core

  Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers. WeaselZippers has been covering this for some time now. And it looks now, as if the best way to defeat Common Core is in the courts. Via FOX News Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal reportedly will file a lawsuit against the Obama administration in federal court Wednesday, claiming that the Department of Education has illegally manipulated grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the controversial Common Core standards. A draft copy of the lawsuit was provided to The Associated Press by the governor’s office. Jindal planned to file it Wednesday in the federal court based in […]

#BringBackOurSnacks: Junk Food Fight – Students Tee Off on Michelle Obama

Hat/Tip to Vocativ. The First Rule of Progressivism, Do What I Say, Not What I Do It’s that time of year again, back to school, back to homework and trying out for band and chorus and the baseball team and the cheerleading squad – AND school lunches. This year though, it’s a little different. Our kids aren’t happy with the dogma that’s being forced down their throats from the First Lady, Michelle Obama. Especially given the fact that she shoves all manner of unhealthy food down her own throat… Note to the first lady: The kids want their Funyuns back. […]

Change, Intervention, and Dependency

The concept of the government “solving” all the problems of the world has crept into our society over time. With every new program, every new entitlement, the public has  gradually become accustomed to the government solving the ills of the world. And what of fact that the government seemed to make all of these problems worse? Well, that’s neglected. After all, the government is taking care of it-I don’t have to worry about it, right? Starting with the “progressive” movement in the late 19th century and accelerating greatly since the great depression, the government has vastly increased it’s meddling in […]

YouTube Video Takes Aim at Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program

It appears that Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program is even more unpopular than her husband, according to his own abysmal approval ratings. A group of people calling themselves Nutrition Nannies have put together a video to protest Michelle Obama’s “Healthy Foods” School Lunch Program. They even have a FB page. Nutrition Nannies This is from their YouTube page: Good news! The USDA will allow more meats and grains in school lunches following criticisms of parents and lawmakers. To all supporters of our video, thank you for making your voices heard! Our message needs clarification. We are excited about being offered […]

Burn down a school? Retire and collect your full pension!

Annals of public employee unionistas — Edison, NJ Edition. The custodian facing charges for allegedly starting a fire that burned down an Edison elementary school has retired. Jerome Higgins confirmed by phone to The Star-Ledger that he no longer works for the school district. He declined to comment further, saying, “I’m not at liberty to speak.” Board of education members accepted Higgins’ resignation at a special meeting Tuesday night, according to a report on MyCentralJersey.com. The resignation was effective as of June 30. Higgins, 48, of East Brunswick is eligible for a pension since he has worked for the district […]

Chris Christie nixes Common Core teacher testing requirements, keeps Commie Curriculum

All weekend the rumors swirled. Chris Christie was going to issue an Executive Order regarding Common Core, but no one knew what parts he was going to negate. Well, now we know. In a sop to the teachers unions, Christie nixed the impact of standardized tests on teacher evaulations. So they’ll be teaching communism, but they won’t be graded on how many good like Marxists they churn out. The Christie administration announced Monday that the state will roll back the impact of new standardized tests on teacher evaluations, in a reversal for the governor who has been a staunch supporter […]

School Board President on First Lady’s School Lunch Mandates: “Last Time I Checked She Was Elected By No One”…

Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers. Beware! Remember that Barack said Michelle was off limits… MUSKEGO, Wis. – There’s growing heartburn over federal school lunch regulations and now school board members are lashing out at First Lady Michelle Obama, the champion of the program overhaul. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: “We believe that proper food nutrition and meal portion guidelines are best decided at a local level,” said Rick Petfalski, School Board president for the Muskego-Norway School District. Opting out of the program means Muskego-Norway will no longer receive federal money for its meals, but it also means the district is free to […]

Jindal Kills Common Core

Hat/Tip to TownHall. Bobby Jindal Issues Order to Scrap Common Core   Governor Bobby Jindal made a bold move to eradicate the mess that is Common Core, by pulling his state out of the highly controversial educational program. Defying state lawmakers and a top education official, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced on Wednesday plans to pull Louisiana from Common Core education standards and federally subsidized standardized tests, declaring on Twitter that the Bayou State will not be bullied by the federal government. The Governor ordered his state to participate in competitve bidding to replace the standardized tests in Common Core, he […]

Over 500% increase in Federal Student Loan Debt under Obama

Hat/Tip to CNS News. His poll numbers might be tanking, but there is one number that is rising for President Obama. Since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, the cumulative outstanding balance on federal direct student loans has jumped 517.4 percent. The balance owed as of the end of May was $739,641,000,000.00. That is an increase of $619,838,000,000.00 from the balance that was owed as of the end of January 2009, when it was $119,803,000,000.00, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement. And evidently, this isn’t fast enough, nor high enough for Obama, because he’s using his “pen” and […]