We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Ah, poor Michele, she had forgotten most revolts are started with hungry belly. To pen up a population, then give them meager rations, that way lies riot.
It would be a good time to introduce the kids to small government and those revolutionary principles of the Founders. Sideways as the kids will resist a frontal assault. Just sources where they can find foundation for their struggle against tyranny and embrace the natural rights.
On the other hand, it is good to see Michele Obama is doing for blackmarket capitalism what Barack did for gun sales. Through the roof, Alice, through the roof.
Prediction, if they don't repeal this law, look for growing punitive actions against students for bringing in food, running black market food enterprises and simply for speaking out against it. First up, forced consumption. Some principal is going to do it when they are under the gun for food waste. A live study in tyranny.
You should expect that someone who benefited from affirmative action to think that making everyone eat as though they were obese is a good thing. But if 20% of our children are obese that means 80% of them are not and to make the 80% suffer as some solution to a percieved problem that the 20% have is pretty damned stupid. But then affirmative action is pretty damned stupid and racist and discriminatory but the left loves it. SO I suppose it must be right to make everyone starve until those damned fat kids are skinny! Com'on, eat your carrot sticks and make believe you are happy to get them.
Sometime between 2007-2009 the AARP announced the first president from the baby boomer generation--a guy who had just turned 60. I almost cried because once again "The hippie generation" have skipped over the generation just ahead of them--those who were born after 1940 and before 1948. I call them the never had a chance generation. Anyway, I stopped my AARP on that day! Who needs another **!!## hippie?
Remember that I have been complaining about the sudden increase in date rapes in Missoula. I have mentioned several times
that the "dirty girls from Seattle" have moved in in a big way! I also mentioned ACORN moving in multiple numbers of African/Americans and giving them jobs--jobs that do not require a college degree. Do you remember how I told you that for the DOJ to come into investigate was over kill on Eric Holder's part? Remember how so many good white men lost their jobs at the U of M because of the incidence of date rape? Do you remember how I predicted that all of this was just about gaining another foothold in this community? WELL loookkeee here:
Victor Davis Hanson: Please, No More Apologies For Free Speech
Remarks by the President to the UN General Assembly (September 25, 2012):
I know there are some who ask why we don’t just ban such a video. And the answer is enshrined in our laws: Our Constitution protects the right to practice free speech.
Here in the United States, countless publications provoke offense. Like me, the majority of Americans are Christian, and yet we do not ban blasphemy against our most sacred beliefs. As President of our country and Commander-in-Chief of our military, I accept that people are going to call me awful things every day -- (laughter) -- and I will always defend their right to do so. (Applause.)
Americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of all people to express their views, even views that we profoundly disagree with. We do not do so because we support hateful speech, but because our founders understood that without such protections, the capacity of each individual to express their own views and practice their own faith may be threatened. We do so because in a diverse society, efforts to restrict speech can quickly become a tool to silence critics and oppress minorities.
We do so because given the power of faith in our lives, and the passion that religious differences can inflame, the strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression; it is more speech -- the voices of tolerance that rally against bigotry and blasphemy, and lift up the values of understanding and mutual respect.