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2013-09-05 08:01:41 PM
18 votes:

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.


You see, that right there was a teaching moment. And teaching got done.
2013-09-05 09:16:51 PM
6 votes:

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 ...
2013-09-05 09:26:40 PM
5 votes:

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!
2013-09-06 12:04:05 AM
4 votes:

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.


I went to Catholic school growing up and we had a pretty strict dress code.  When I was eight years old I told my mom she didn't do a very good job of ironing my shirt, and that was the week I learned how to iron.  My mother never ironed another thing for me or my twin brother.  I was a smartass, so I just went to school with a wrinkled shirt, but that got me detention.  Took me all of a day to ask her how to iron something, and she told me to ask my father since she "lacked the level of talent you expect from a laundress."

On the plus side, I am a phenomenal ironer.  I am also an excellent cook due to an ill-advised editorial comment  I made when I was ten.
2013-09-05 10:45:52 PM
4 votes:
If you think about it, though, human beings evolved to become the top of the food chain because they were hungry. I mean, look at ancient history. Prehistoric man could not defend themselves against the predators of the day, the smilodons and wooly mammoths and t rexes. And so they learned skills that enabled them to not only survive, but in the long run to exceed their competitors. They learned that you could crack the bones of prey that other predators had killed and eat the marrow, which was ironically much higher in protein and helped increase their brain capacity. That in turn led them to begin developing rudimentary tools, like spears, which enabled them to stand their ground against toothy attackers and defend their territory. If they'd been comfortable from the start, if they'd had easy food perhaps provided by some benevolent god, would they have learned these things? Certainly not. And then where would they have been when things went south? Where would we all be?
2013-09-05 11:54:28 PM
3 votes:

hubiestubert: 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.



i.imgur.com
2013-09-05 11:21:09 PM
3 votes:

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.



P.S. I came back the next day and kicked Ms. Ashford's ass. Punched her right in the coont. Told her if she ever talked to me that way again I'd kick her ass so far up her neck she'd have to undo her collar to take a shiat. Then I went to the faculty lounge and ate her lunch before duct-taping her to the wall and shiatting an ginormous loaf on top of her desk while she watched. Then I punched her in the coont again.
2013-09-05 09:14:33 PM
3 votes:

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.
2013-09-05 09:03:36 PM
3 votes:
There is something desperately wrong with a school system that has not taught a 6 year old how to take responsibility for him/herself.
2013-09-05 09:03:22 PM
3 votes:
Listen, Fox News can't be held responsible for every little guest that appears on their show.  They often just keep the doors open and let the first guy who wonders in off the street host.

i.imgur.com
2013-09-05 08:11:34 PM
3 votes:

Barfmaker: 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.

You see, that right there was a teaching moment. And teaching got done.


Did learning get done or just teaching?
2013-09-06 06:40:47 AM
2 votes:
Rarely is the question asked, "is are children paying for lunch?"
2013-09-05 10:29:08 PM
2 votes:
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.
2013-09-05 10:11:46 PM
2 votes:

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!


Please don't give these people any more bad ideas.
2013-09-05 09:26:09 PM
2 votes:

doyner: Isn't school where kids are supposed to experience teaching moments?


Yes, though most school related Fark news items deal with school "touching moments"
2013-09-05 09:14:20 PM
2 votes:
That f*cking show is the dumbest f*cking thing on television right now.

Honestly, that's saying something.

Fox & Crazy Homeless People We've Invited Over From the Shelter! Tomorrow at 7am.
2013-09-05 08:20:33 PM
2 votes:
It's ok, they know what they're doing. Pepper spray is food grade too.
2013-09-05 08:10:44 PM
2 votes:
Personal responsibility. Awesome. No more doctors, roads, police, or firefighters for you. Good luck.
2013-09-05 07:58:47 PM
2 votes:

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.
2013-09-05 07:50:07 PM
2 votes:
Thomas Kersting, who is alarmingly a school counselor, said, "You know, if one day a kid doesn't have lunch, right, maybe that's a teaching moment when that kid doesn't have lunch. That may sound harsh saying that, but we've got to get people to start being responsible for themselves."

Yeah. Maybe they should have had those abortions. No wait ...
2013-09-06 10:40:07 AM
1 votes:

The Muthaship: Girl Sailor: we have no way of knowing what his lunch balance is

Really?  No phone, no email, no means of communicating with your son about how much he's spent?  That is terrible.  That school district should be ashamed.


Yes. We have no phone or email or internet. Or...he's very young and has no idea how the lunch system works and can't do the math yet. I can't remember which.
2013-09-06 10:39:33 AM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-09-06 09:31:49 AM
1 votes:

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 ...


Don't bring that fancy schmancy book learnin in here. We're Christians and we're the only ones that understand what Jesus really meant.
2013-09-06 08:12:42 AM
1 votes:
Ah... Slate getting back into the hearts of their target audience after their recent fiascoes.

All is forgiven and forgotten, Slate. Love you!
2013-09-06 07:38:49 AM
1 votes:
Any child that fails the standardized tests gets turned into chili for the next day's lunch.
Two birds, one stone.

Just leave the Nobel Prize by the door; I'll pick it up on my way out.
2013-09-06 07:31:37 AM
1 votes:

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?

images.rottentomatoes.com

Immortalized, mother farker.
2013-09-06 07:06:45 AM
1 votes:
Let that be a lesson kids:

Conservatives are assholes.
2013-09-06 06:38:08 AM
1 votes:

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.


My mom pulled stunt once. I said it smelled weird and refused to eat. I sat there for three hours till everyone else started getting sick. She walked to the table and grabbed the plate, dumped it, and told me to go to bed. I managed to wait till i got to my room to start laughing.
2013-09-06 06:27:54 AM
1 votes:

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 ...


East Lansing.
2013-09-06 06:25:53 AM
1 votes:

NewportBarGuy: That f*cking show is the dumbest f*cking thing on television right now.

Honestly, that's saying something.

Fox & Crazy Homeless People We've Invited Over From the Shelter! Tomorrow at 7am.


That could actually be entertaining...

/i am picturing crazy cat lady from the Simpsons
2013-09-06 06:13:26 AM
1 votes:

The Muthaship: Hobodeluxe: The Muthaship: Starving all the kids is a teaching moment.

-M. Obama

do 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?
2013-09-06 06:00:15 AM
1 votes:
blogs.telegraph.co.uk
2013-09-06 05:24:19 AM
1 votes:
We can't let these poor starving kids miss a meal.

bodygeeks.com
2013-09-06 03:17:07 AM
1 votes:

Kittypie070: [Force chokes you know who really really thoroughly]


That was very uncomfortable and I demand an apology from your lawyer this instant.  The irony is that you tried to choke me, and yet, those little kids will never choke on school food, because they are poor and cannot afford it.  But alas, such is the life of the liberal: Poor and smelly to the end.
2013-09-06 02:21:08 AM
1 votes:

Kittypie070: Geez, why do I gotta do alla damn Force choking of idjits round here.

[Force chokes you know who really really thoroughly]


meh... he chokes all the time with no force required

/waste of bandwidth
2013-09-06 02:06:49 AM
1 votes:
Geez, why do I gotta do alla damn Force choking of idjits round here.

[Force chokes you know who really really thoroughly]
2013-09-06 01:40:27 AM
1 votes:
Hey, look who's back!
2013-09-06 12:33:00 AM
1 votes:

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.


And then the taxpayers can completely take care of the kids

/a very well thought out plan, that
2013-09-06 12:22:56 AM
1 votes:
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.
2013-09-05 11:26:24 PM
1 votes:

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.


Yep. I freaked out years ago when I was getting ready for school and my mom pulled out the dinner she cooked the previous night for my breakfast.  It was a good lesson to shut up and eat what your parents made until you live on your own.
Now that I do, I have Big Macs for breakfast. Being an adult is awesome.
2013-09-05 11:16:40 PM
1 votes:

DanZero: It's ok, they know what they're doing. Pepper spray is food grade too.


i.imgur.com

Hungry kid at school? Feed 'em pepper spray. Problem solved.
2013-09-05 10:57:24 PM
1 votes:
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.
2013-09-05 09:20:31 PM
1 votes:
This actually happened to my kid once.
I forgot to put money in his account (Hey, thanks for the $3.00 CONVENIENCE FEE on that, by the way), but they at least gave him a sandwich.
It was just jelly, but at least he got to eat.
If your 3 quarters into a school and they say "No lunch for you." I'd storm in pissed.
It's not like these kids are flight risks for $3.00.
2013-09-05 09:06:19 PM
1 votes:
Has anyone asked, is are childs learnding? Because with no learnding, don't nothing not get teached.
2013-09-05 08:57:42 PM
1 votes:

DanZero: It's ok, they know what they're doing. Pepper spray is food grade too.


And the tears cried by hungry children contain salt.
2013-09-05 08:37:14 PM
1 votes:
The Onion is crying.
 
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