machodonkeywrestler: EnviroDude: Because raising the stands of the other schools is not an option.Gotta love our progressive government schoolsSTFU and RTFA
D2theMcV: Marcus Aurelius: And here I thought the Handicapper General was satire.Came to make a Harrison Bergeron statement. Glad to see my work here has already been done.
mhd: Does anyone have a proper source for this? The Local's posts often leave out quite a few details, and for this article I can't find any other mention at all (apart from a boatload of right-wing blogs reposting this).
stiletto_the_wise: D2theMcV: Marcus Aurelius: And here I thought the Handicapper General was satire.Came to make a Harrison Bergeron statement. Glad to see my work here has already been done.Blah, blah, blah. Two extremes, neither good. Still, I'd rather see enforced equality than what we have in the USA today: systematic inequality. Live in a good school district? Your kid is on track for Harvard. Live in a bad one? Probably jail. Same kid, different neighborhood. Because rich white people draw school district boundaries to make sure those poor or non-white people are carved out of their schools. It's almost as bad as gerrymandering.
WordsnCollision: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 280x280]/disapproves//"Lydia Lunch Lady" would be a great FARK handle.
Itstoearly: So support school choice. Give people the freedom to choose what school is best for them. It is not regulation that will draw us closer to our utopia, it is freedom.
stiletto_the_wise: "School Choice" is basically code-word for "private school vouchers". Unless means-tested, vouchers are simply a hand-out to the rich who are already sending their kids to private schools.
EnviroDude: Mugato: EnviroDude: Mugato: EnviroDude: Because raising the stands of the other schools is not an option.Gotta love our progressive government schoolspsst....this in swedenGoes back to retread the article. Will now revise my statement as follows:/gotta love progressive government schools.You don't have to revise anything. It's not like anyone thought you had any credibility to begin with.As there are towns in the USA named "Sweden", it is entirely likely that this could have happened in the USA.And having a socialist government lower standards is par for the course./wouldn't be shocked to see this happen here in the US. but after Michele got through with the lunch programs here, knows that there aren't any schools with a good lunch. LOL
British: This is Sweden. Their baseline school lunches are probably 100 times better than America's.
Bathia_Mapes: ArcadianRefugee: Moreover, the food on offer at the school doesn't comply with the directives of a local healthy diet scheme which was initiated in 2011But it's mostly about being unfair to students at other schools. Uh huh.She's offering 15 different vegetables & they're saying that's not healthy? Seriously, WTF?
pedrop357: stiletto_the_wise: "School Choice" is basically code-word for "private school vouchers". Unless means-tested, vouchers are simply a hand-out to the rich who are already sending their kids to private schools.Giving someone their own money back is not a handout.
vpb: EnviroDude: Because raising the stands of the other schools is not an option.Gotta love our progressive government schoolsYes, because healthy diet directives are all about socialisim.
stiletto_the_wise: Taxpayers purchase civilized society from the public.
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randomjsa: A talented head cook at a school in central Sweden has been told to stop baking fresh bread and to cut back on her wide-ranging veggie buffets because it was unfair that students at other schools didn't have access to the unusually tasty offerings.Ahh, liberal thinking strikes again.
meow said the dog: such as the Swedish Three Musketeers but they used the pole axes
mhd: British: This is Sweden. Their baseline school lunches are probably 100 times better than America's.[i.imgur.com image 280x191]Well...
pedrop357: stiletto_the_wise: Taxpayers purchase civilized society from the public.In that case, why does civilized society cost so much more for some people then others?One group pays a ton for civilization and receives the same poor results as the people pay very little. It's reasonable at some point to question the value they get for their money. It's also reasonable to question the disparity in amounts paid for civilized society.If I pay $100 for a cheeseburger and get the same burger that you do for only $1, I'm going to have a real problem with that, esp. if the burger is crap. If I demand that you give me a better burger or refund some of my money so I can go somewhere else, that's not a handout nor is it unreasonable.
Silverstaff: I'm a liberal, the libbiest lib that ever libbed. I'm progressive. A liberal, a left-winger. Democrat. While I wouldn't call myself a socialist, I'm sure by the standards of some people here I'd count since I'm a little to the left of President Obama.That being said, this isn't a liberal/conservative thing. This isn't "liberal thinking" or "socialist ideology". This is bureaucracy, plain and simple. Bureaucratic behavior knows no partisan lines.A bureaucrat somewhere in Sweden had an inflexible, rigid dietary system. A local lunch lady decided to improve upon it, apparently doing so substantially while remaining under budget. She ran afoul of the bureaucrats in the process, although the parents and students loved it.Don't call that liberal. Don't call that conservative.It's bureaucracy, plain and simple. They've got it, we've got it too.Imagine the uproar if a cafeteria worker at a school in the US started managing to whip up gourmet eats (or at least way better than the Sysco's finest HFCS & sodium barrage typical of school lunches) and serve them, especially if she was making things herself and not buying from the vendors they had contracts with? You think vendors wouldn't throw a fit at the money they are losing? You think some "zero tolerance" bureaucrat wouldn't get pissy that the school food wasn't anything like the other schools in the area and wasn't in accordance with some obscure bureaucratic guideline?Don't drag partisan politics into something that is just plain human stupidity.You think that the school board wouldn't be in a
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meow said the dog: I find this interesting that someone did the posting of the link to the story of Mister Harrison of Bergeron in this thread because let me tell you something this was exactly what was to be done by me when I did the entry into the thread because this is what it is sounding as though to me and I can see two sides to this issue because I am the person who sees all issues from one side and then from the other side before being the judge of the issue. The one side of this issue makes the suggestion upon which we will say that the school food should be allowed to have the provision to the students because this is the hard working cook who does the cooking of this and the kids need to eat this. The other side of this says this is not the fair thing to the kids who go to the other schools.The one side says that kids enjoy good food and this is the good thing because they are not like the children in the United States of the Americas who do the eating of food which satiates the diseased thyroid of them. Now you might be thinking to the self of you MEOW ARE NOT THE PEOPLE WHO DO THE EATING OF THE BAD FOOD MERELY THE LAZY INDIVIDUALS. I will say to you that you are part of the problem because you do not provide the awareness of the thyroid disease. By providing to the students the food upon which tastes good it is possible to establish who has the disease of the thyroid because this individual will eat until which time there is not the stopping of the person. For this reason this side is saying let us provide for them the food so we can do the early catching of who is suffering of the disease of the thyroid of them.The other side of this is saying look there are others in the country which is Sweden who would prefer to not have the meatballs or the ABBA themed cereal or the Roxette Brand Chicken Nuggets or the gummy fish or the Ace of Chicken Base in the soup of them. However this is what is forced on them because these are the official foods of the country of Swed ...
SoupJohnB: I once knew a govt. consultant who got in hot water after referring to "dieticians" as glorified lunch room ladies./I laughed and yes, some day God will punish me for it. So ashamed of myself.//Although between the two groups, there was a strikingly similar resemblance///Ow! Sorry, God.
Tainted1: The problem with socialism is that mediocrity is officially mandated and pride and exceptionalism is banned.
oldtaku: TFA is down, I can't read it.Therefore, Aliens.
ambercat: A talented head cook
Fissile: For those of you going off on the usual derp about socialism, consider the following:Until recently the kiddies in UK public schools had socialism as concerns school lunches, then the schools were taken over by Bain Capital types who decided to go all Ayn Rand on their entitled, little, parasite, public school asses by privatizing school lunch programs. This is what a "free market" school lunch looked like when the English versions of the Koch brothers decided to give the kiddies a lesson in capitalism.[ballibeg.smugmug.com image 600x450] Well a little UK school girl started a blog called Never Seconds describing her school lunches. The blog went viral, and after threatening the little girl and her parents, the brave free market heroes of the UK school system relented and actually made improvements. Compare and contrast this with the "Surrender Monkeys" who always had socialism when it comes to feeding school kids.France's Gourmet School LunchesSuck it, Randoids.
xl5150: The funny thing (well, not as funny as it is tragic) is that all of you are crying about how unfair it is that she has to stop because it's "unfair to the other schools," yet when your "President" Obummer wants to do the same thing with wealth, all of a sudden he walks on water.
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