zamboni: Well I guess if by Fox News correspondent you mean a Fox News commentator... and if by Fox News commentator you mean somebody who appeared on Fox News and is no way affiliated with nor employed by Fox News then, yeah, I guess he's a Fox News commentator.
doglover: Personal responsibility. Awesome. No more doctors, roads, police, or firefighters for you. Good luck.
CheetahOlivetti: zamboni: Well I guess if by Fox News correspondent you mean a Fox News commentator... and if by Fox News commentator you mean somebody who appeared on Fox News and is no way affiliated with nor employed by Fox News then, yeah, I guess he's a Fox News commentator.Other than the fact that Fox News invited him to comment, he's in no way a Fox News commentator.
SkinnyHead: Parents are responsible for feeding their children. If the parents won't feed their children -- if they wont even fill out the forms necessary to get them charity lunch programs -- they should be in jail.
ajgeek: I've forced my kids to skip a meal. Actually I wouldn't feed them anything else when they refused to eat what was put in front of them, then fed them the same meal for breakfast the next morning. One of them made it 24 hours before deciding that it was time to eat what was given to him./That one is a handful on every front. Literally tore down the ceiling in his bedroom.
HawgWild: doglover: I_Am_Weasel: There is something desperately wrong with a school system that has not taught a 6 year old how to take responsibility for him/herself.Even the Spartans waited till 7.And where are they today, huh?Exactly ...
Belias: In our local school system, if you fall behind on your child's wallet payments, they start giving your kid a cheese sandwich instead of a full lunch, for the younger kids. At higher grades, they get nothing. I agree that this is better, but it's still punishing only the child, and in the end, the parent is even less likely to pay their freaking bill.
hubiestubert: Hmmm...how very Christian...Isaiah 50:10: If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.Proverbs 28:27: Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.James 2:14-18: What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled," without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, "You have faith and I have works." Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my worksLuke 3:11: And he answered them, "Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.Proverbs 14:31 :Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.John 3:17-18: But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.Romans 12:20: To the contrary, "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head."Matthew 25:37-40: Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'Proverbs 22:9: Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.Galatians 6:2: Bear one ...
doyner: Rarely is the question asked, "is are children paying for lunch?"
abhorrent1: suggested that starving kids out is a legitimate strategy to teachOh FFS It's one farking meal. They're not starving.
Lsherm: So they handed out $50,000 worth of food to kids not because they were too poor to pay for their lunch, but because their parents neglected to fill their lunch cards.
theflatline: I agree with you but most parents these days also think breakfast is a juice box and a bag of chips.I was fed bacon, eggs, toast and grits, juice and milk every morning. Missing lunch would not have been a big deal. Would have been one less dump I had to take on a nasty school crapper.
Mr. Cat Poop: Sounds like this district had a history of not giving a shiat if the forms were filled out, so nobody bothered to do it. Now it has to be filled out to qualify, but people are lazy and they do need a push to fill it out.
gfid: indylaw: Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, 'Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons.For I was hungry, and you didn't feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn't give me a drink. I was a stranger, and you didn't invite me into your home. I was naked, and you didn't give me clothing. I was sick and in prison, and you didn't visit me.'Then they will reply, 'Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you?'And he will answer, 'I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.'Why are some people so preachy?
Belias: I agree that this is better, but it's still punishing only the child, and in the end, the parent is even less likely to pay their freaking bill.
Belias: OK, I'll bite. What exactly should the school system do in this case? You have a parent with enough income to not qualify for free lunches, who repeatedly sends their child to school with no lunch and who repeatedly refuses to pay piled up charges for lunches their child has purchased. Shall we continue to give out free lunches in this case? Forever?Where's the outrage at the parent?
MisterTweak: a child is a human being with basic rights, whether or not their parent is able or willing to provide for them.
Hobodeluxe: keylock71: Hobodeluxe: wildlifer: Weaver95: I_Am_Weasel: There is something desperately wrong with a school system that has not taught a 6 year old how to take responsibility for him/herself.yeah! 6 year olds should be proficient in at least 4 weapons forms, one form of unarmed combat, and know two different languages. not to mention be able to track down food, kill it, and eat it with noting more than a number 2 pencil, a couple paper clips and a single rubber band. THAT'S the REPUBLICAN way!When my kids where six...Weapons yes, they knew how to use a knife , and we just started shooting the 22 magnum.Unarmed combat: kick to the nuts or knee ,Languages: English, hillbilly and RussianAnd... He pulled the trigger on his first deer, I held the rifle. He watched me gut the animal and made snide comments about the deer not having the guts to do that again.../suck it yuppieslol right.Fark is just chocker-blocked with rugged, boot-strappin' individuals and self-made, successful small businesspeople... We lucky they can take the time out of their very busy days to drop some knowledge on us.I think he was trying to impress. but he's not trying hard enough
thiefofdreams: Only in the USA can we have a serious discussion about the idea of feeding kids.We are truly a nation of psychopaths and narcissists.We see commercials for people in Africa needing food, so we send money.We see USA kids starving and want to punish their parents.Idon'twanttoliveonthisplanet.jpg
Launch Code: A better teaching point would be to post the names of the parents that abused, cheated and stole from the taxpayer funded free lunch program.
bluefoxicy: Alphax: ShannonKW: If you think that skipping lunch amounts to "hunger," you need a "teaching moment," but I doubt you'd benefit by it.Why are people still posting stupid stuff like this, this late in the thread?Possibly because they haven't learned to blend in with all the idiots who think not getting a peanut butter sandwich in the middle of the day is the end of the world.How many times did you miss lunch as a kid?I can assure you I missed lunch more times than you did. There were more days I didn't eat lunch than days I did between 1st and 10th grade. It's really not something I think about, or something that ever mattered much.Once in a while a teacher would notice I didn't eat one day and it would raise some kind of five alarm emergency and they'd feed me and start complaining about how I need to eat and whatever else, but again not notable enough for me to really remember without reaching. Do you know what I remember? I remember school was hard and they made us do math. I did terrible at geometry but great at calculus and statistics. I remember working my first-year spanish final exam entirely in spanish, no translation, just read the instructions and text in spanish and formulate answers in spanish without a spanish-english-spanish translation cycle, because in 7th grade I decided it was too much work to repeatedly translate back and forth.But whatever. Keep up with that "Our children will become complete failures and will enter a cycle of depression and have no friends and become criminals because they didn't get a peanut butter sandwich in the middle of the day!" thing. I'm sure someone, somewhere, will believe that.
Abacus9: zamboni: CheetahOlivetti: zamboni: Well I guess if by Fox News correspondent you mean a Fox News commentator... and if by Fox News commentator you mean somebody who appeared on Fox News and is no way affiliated with nor employed by Fox News then, yeah, I guess he's a Fox News commentator.Other than the fact that Fox News invited him to comment, he's in no way a Fox News commentator.Sorry, I meant to say correspondent as the last part of my response he definitely is not a correspondent. I apologize profusely for my mistake.They also invited a lady on there which gave the other viewpoint of the whole thing. I guess that part got left out because it didn't fit the narrative.What narrative? That Fox allows such extreme opinions on air that shouldn't even be considered? If you purposely starve children you should be shot.
untaken_name: We can't let these poor starving kids miss a meal.[bodygeeks.com image 500x335]
namegoeshere: [fat McDonald's kid]That's Jambik. His story is very sad.
squibbits: I agree. If I forget my wallet, Subway isn't going to give me a free sandwich. It's the way the real world works.
Hobodeluxe: The Muthaship: Hobodeluxe: The Muthaship: Starving all the kids is a teaching moment.-M. Obamado you really think anyone is stupid enough to believe that lie?I have 3 kids in school.So yes.so your kids are stupid enough to believe Michelle Obama said that?
Abacus9: abhorrent1: suggested that starving kids out is a legitimate strategy to teachOh FFS It's one farking meal. They're not starving.Many poor kids don't eat much at home because their parents can't afford groceries. So shut your stupid hole.
TopoGigo: Lsherm: So they handed out $50,000 worth of food to kids not because they were too poor to pay for their lunch, but because their parents neglected to fill their lunch cards.How in the FARK did that happen? It didn't occur to anyone to withhold grade cards? Was their cut-rate software program unable to deal with negative balances? Are the school employees totally incompetent? Is this just a blatant lie?Seriously, I could see a tiny percentage of kids ending the year with a negative balance, then they transferred out or graduated without paying. But $50k worth? No farking way.
gadian: Hungry kids don't pay attention and don't retain the information they do hear. They also have more discipline problems. For god's sake, feed children while they're at school. I don't care who their parents are or how much they make. They're basically in the care of the community while they're at school and a community should make sure all of its children are fed. It is a really simple and inexpensive (in the long run) to make your community's children into better, happier people. Geez fark, what is wrong with people?
MaudlinMutantMollusk: Dear Diary,Today I didn't get to eat lunch. Ms. Ashford says it's because some people think because my family is poor I shouldn't get to eat for free, and that should teach me something.It did teach me something.It taught me that those people didn't go to the same Sunday school I do, because that's not what Jesus said.I don't think I like them very much, either.
I_Am_Weasel: There is something desperately wrong with a school system that has not taught a 6 year old how to take responsibility for him/herself.
DanZero: It's ok, they know what they're doing. Pepper spray is food grade too.
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