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(Huffington Post)   Poor kids need to work for their school lunches. That will teach them there's no such thing as a free lunch. Kids whose parents pay full price have nothing to learn, apparently   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 266
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2013-12-18 08:43:53 PM
www.allspammedup.com
 
2013-12-18 08:55:48 PM
Seriously

fark THE GOP and anyone who supports them at this point.
 
2013-12-18 08:59:30 PM
We could beat kids with money up and take it. REALLY teach them about being Republican.
 
2013-12-18 09:04:14 PM
We have a school where the parents pre-pay for their child's lunch. If they don't the child has to sit at the lunch table anyway. A parent told me this.
 
2013-12-18 09:06:04 PM
Gotta teach the scum their place while they're young. It's what good American Christians™ do.
 
2013-12-18 09:12:20 PM
I have depleted my supply of epithets

/there are no words for one such as this that adequately describe their inhumanity
 
2013-12-18 09:34:01 PM
I like there maybe a bad case if affluenza sweeping the nation. May have to quarantine some people in gated communities
 
2013-12-18 10:30:52 PM
They hate the poor and want them to suffer. That is the only way that their actions make sense.
 
2013-12-18 11:08:24 PM
What do they have in the place where you would normally put a soul? Is it filled with human excrement or is it dog excrement?
 
2013-12-18 11:10:40 PM

TheOmni: They hate the poor and want them to suffer. That is the only way that their actions make sense.


I think it's just that many of the privileged we're born on third base and grew up thinking they hit a triple.  They desperately need to believe that their success is due to their own hard work or superior talents, and not just the luck of the draw.

Thus, they keep telling themselves that the poor are just lazy and responsible for their own plight, because the alternative would be to realize that their success isn't so much because of their wiles, skill, or work ethic, but simply the good fortune to have been born into the right family - and then they'd be forced to feel compassion for those not so lucky.
 
2013-12-18 11:23:10 PM

TheOmni: They hate the poor and want them to suffer. That is the only way that their actions make sense.


I think their god requires the poor to suffer to achieve salvation.  they themselves believe that - by virtue of their vast wealth - they already have a golden ticket to heaven.
 
2013-12-18 11:43:43 PM
I never sees to be amazed at the contempt with which conservatives hold people who have been hit by hard times. It's such a pure inversion of morality it always staggers me.
 
2013-12-18 11:45:36 PM
Ah, more "compassionate conservatism."
 
2013-12-18 11:53:06 PM

Weaver95: TheOmni: They hate the poor and want them to suffer. That is the only way that their actions make sense.

I think their god requires the poor to suffer to achieve salvation.  they themselves believe that - by virtue of their vast wealth - they already have a golden ticket to heaven.


The bible contradicts itself on this issue.

Wealth is a sign of righteousness.

Psalm 37:25

I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread.

Psalm 112:1, 3
Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord .... Wealth and riches shall be in his house.

Proverbs 13:22
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

Proverbs 15:6
In the house of the righteous is much treasure.

Wealth is a sign of wickedness.

Matthew 19:23-24
Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Luke 6:24
Woe to you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

James 5:1
Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.

Source
 
2013-12-18 11:59:10 PM
What is it with Georgia? Newt said the same thing when he was running for president.
 
2013-12-19 12:05:04 AM

Heliovdrake: Seriously

fark THE GOP and anyone who supports them at this point.

 
2013-12-19 12:07:19 AM

Darth_Lukecash: The bible contradicts itself on this issue.


well, the first set is all OT and the second is all NT, and those cover two different gods, right?

RIGHT?
 
2013-12-19 12:09:51 AM
Make the poor children suffer.

That is what the good book says, right?
 
2013-12-19 12:10:56 AM
 
2013-12-19 12:10:59 AM
I disagree with making public school kids do this, but I went to a private junior high school and my parents couldn't pay fees for extracurricular activities like being on the golf team or wrestling, so the school would let you "pay" by helping out the janitors during free periods and for an hour after school.  Kids worse off than me whose parents couldn't pay tuition worked weekends.  I did that all through junior high and high school in addition to working a part time job for a butcher shop.  It's close to the "work-study" program poor kids will have to go into once they reach college (I did).

Yeah, it's embarrassing when the girl you really like sees you mopping floors after school or cutting sides of beef later at the local grocery store, but I'll agree it ingrains a pretty good work ethic.  But at no point did I think I was "forced" into any of it - if I didn't want to do the work I could just opt out of whatever I was working towards and move to the public school.  It certainly made me a better person in the long run because there were plenty of times when I would have liked to quit, but I stuck with it.

However, that doesn't work for a kid who is getting his only meal at a public school he/she is required to attend.  At that point it's just unfair and counter-productive.  And requiring them to work for something they are forced to receive doesn't work.  If there isn't a comparable option as an alternative, then the kid isn't going to feel like he's working for anything - he's just going to feel like it's another assignment.

Long story short - this is a stupid idea because there aren't any better options the student is working for.  They are just working for the same miserable existence they'd have anyway.
 
2013-12-19 12:33:05 AM
The underlying message which is being missed with the comments about child labor, which are entirely justified, is that it's a manifestation of the attitude that the poor are only poor because they are lazy. If they weren't lazy they wouldn't be poor. Of course reality doesn't actually work that way, not that it matters to those who are convinced that the poor are all lazy.
 
2013-12-19 12:39:21 AM

WhyteRaven74: The underlying message which is being missed with the comments about child labor, which are entirely justified, is that it's a manifestation of the attitude that the poor are only poor because they are lazy. If they weren't lazy they wouldn't be poor. Of course reality doesn't actually work that way, not that it matters to those who are convinced that the poor are all lazy.


This is obviously true, but it even goes beyond that. The implication is not just that they are lazy, but that especially with regards to unemployment insurance, it's laziness to the point of wickedness. These people are so lazy that they would rather suck on the public teat - stealing from hardworking Americans - than get a job. It's a moral condemnation of the people who are out of work. It's farking disgusting.
 
2013-12-19 12:41:55 AM
What Ann insensitive prick
 
2013-12-19 12:42:35 AM

cman: What an insensitive prick


Autocorrect fail. Fixt.
 
2013-12-19 12:43:10 AM

cman: What Ann insensitive prick


Way to plant, cman.
 
2013-12-19 12:52:49 AM

DamnYankees: cman: What Ann insensitive prick

Way to plant, cman.


Him?
 
2013-12-19 12:54:10 AM

Lionel Mandrake: DamnYankees: cman: What Ann insensitive prick

Way to plant, cman.

Him?


Que?
 
2013-12-19 01:38:57 AM

DamnYankees: WhyteRaven74: The underlying message which is being missed with the comments about child labor, which are entirely justified, is that it's a manifestation of the attitude that the poor are only poor because they are lazy. If they weren't lazy they wouldn't be poor. Of course reality doesn't actually work that way, not that it matters to those who are convinced that the poor are all lazy.

This is obviously true, but it even goes beyond that. The implication is not just that they are lazy, but that especially with regards to unemployment insurance, it's laziness to the point of wickedness. These people are so lazy that they would rather suck on the public teat - stealing from hardworking Americans - than get a job. It's a moral condemnation of the people who are out of work. It's farking disgusting.


Not to mention that most poor people do have jobs.
 
2013-12-19 01:39:00 AM
thedailyshow.mtvnimages.com
 
2013-12-19 01:40:16 AM
Asshole says what?
 
2013-12-19 01:46:55 AM

Alphax: DamnYankees: WhyteRaven74: The underlying message which is being missed with the comments about child labor, which are entirely justified, is that it's a manifestation of the attitude that the poor are only poor because they are lazy. If they weren't lazy they wouldn't be poor. Of course reality doesn't actually work that way, not that it matters to those who are convinced that the poor are all lazy.

This is obviously true, but it even goes beyond that. The implication is not just that they are lazy, but that especially with regards to unemployment insurance, it's laziness to the point of wickedness. These people are so lazy that they would rather suck on the public teat - stealing from hardworking Americans - than get a job. It's a moral condemnation of the people who are out of work. It's farking disgusting.

Not to mention that most poor people do have jobs.


Nonsense.  I've been assured that only lazy people of low moral character are poor.
 
2013-12-19 01:48:55 AM

TheOmni: They hate the poor and want them to suffer. That is the only way that their actions make sense.


Really, they're convincing the poor who don't realize how poor they are to hate those poorer than themselves.
 
2013-12-19 01:56:17 AM

Lionel Mandrake: Darth_Lukecash: The bible contradicts itself on this issue.

well, the first set is all OT and the second is all NT, and those cover two different gods, right?

RIGHT?


Well, they certainly cover different kinds of Christians, because boy do fundies not pay any attention to the NT.
 
2013-12-19 01:58:01 AM
"...and yes, I understand that that would be an administrative problem, and I understand that it would probably lose you money. But think what we would gain as a society in getting people -- getting the myth out of their head that there is such a thing as a free lunch," he said.

Going out of your way, expanding government (someone has to be paid to supervise the kids sweeping afterschool) and wasting taxpayer money just so you can make a poor person's day-to-day life more difficult. The Republican Party defined.
 
2013-12-19 01:58:53 AM
Why aren't more people just stabbed for existing? This was my take away..
 
2013-12-19 02:00:02 AM

Lenny_da_Hog: TheOmni: They hate the poor and want them to suffer. That is the only way that their actions make sense.

Really, they're convincing the poor who don't realize how poor they are to hate those poorer than themselves.


Yes, and they want the poor to spite those who are just a little bit higher above them. Who benefits from crabs in a bucket? The fisherman.
 
2013-12-19 02:01:07 AM
I bet you all these kids have a refrigerator at home.
 
2013-12-19 02:05:39 AM
All those who relate disagreeing with this to religion are the same people that want separation of church and state. (not in the constitution BTW).  When I choose to give a sandwich to the homeless guy who lost his job thanks to Clinton's NAFTA:  that is my choice and possibly my religious following.  When Obama steals my money to give 95% to a crony who gives 5% to that same homeless wretch who; thanks to crippling green taxes cant find any job, that is not a religious choice or following.  Complaining about the democrat party stealing my money is not the same as not wanting to  take care of the poor which have increased since Johnson's great society was initiated.
 
2013-12-19 02:10:11 AM

DamnYankees: WhyteRaven74: The underlying message which is being missed with the comments about child labor, which are entirely justified, is that it's a manifestation of the attitude that the poor are only poor because they are lazy. If they weren't lazy they wouldn't be poor. Of course reality doesn't actually work that way, not that it matters to those who are convinced that the poor are all lazy.

This is obviously true, but it even goes beyond that. The implication is not just that they are lazy, but that especially with regards to unemployment insurance, it's laziness to the point of wickedness. These people are so lazy that they would rather suck on the public teat - stealing from hardworking Americans - than get a job. It's a moral condemnation of the people who are out of work. It's farking disgusting.


Especially absurd when you think about the number of jobs that are available. If unemployment is high there will always be some people who can't find work, no matter how hard they try. If they do try even harder and manage to find a job, the result is that some other poor schlub won't get it. You can always say to the individual "try harder" to find work, but if there are 80 jobs and 100 people who need work, you'll always have 20 unemployed no matter how hard everyone is trying. Unemployment insurance is for those 20, regardless of who they are.
 
2013-12-19 02:10:47 AM
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2013-12-19 02:13:27 AM

bigsteve3OOO: All those who relate disagreeing with this to religion are the same people that want separation of church and state. (not in the constitution BTW).  When I choose to give a sandwich to the homeless guy who lost his job thanks to Clinton's NAFTA:  that is my choice and possibly my religious following.  When Obama steals my money to give 95% to a crony who gives 5% to that same homeless wretch who; thanks to crippling green taxes cant find any job, that is not a religious choice or following.  Complaining about the democrat party stealing my money is not the same as not wanting to  take care of the poor which have increased since Johnson's great society was initiated.


Given the existence as uttered forth in the public works of Puncher and Wattmann of a personal God quaquaquaqua with white beard quaquaquaqua outside time without extension who from the heights of divine apathia divine athambia divine aphasia loves us dearly with some exceptions for reasons unknown but time will tell and suffers like the divine Miranda with those who for reasons unknown but time will tell are plunged in torment plunged in fire whose fire flames if that continues and who can doubt it will fire the firmament that is to say blast heaven to hell so blue still and calm so calm with a calm which even though intermittent is better than nothing but not so fast and considering what is more that as a result of the labours left unfinished crowned by the Acacacacademy of Anthropopopometry of Essy-in-Possy of Testew and Cunard it is established beyond all doubt all other doubt than that which clings to the labours of men that as a result of the labours unfinished of Testew and Cunard it is established as hereinafter but not so fast for reasons unknown that as a result of the public works of Puncher and Wattmann it is established beyond all doubt that in view of the labours of Fartov and Belcher left unfinished for reasons unknown of Testew and Cunard left unfinished it is established what many deny that man in Possy of Testew and Cunard that man in Essy that man in short that man in brief in spite of the strides of alimentation and defecation is seen to waste and pine waste and pine and concurrently simultaneously what is more for reasons unknown in spite of the strides of physical culture the practice of sports such as tennis football running cycling swimming flying floating riding gliding conating camogie skating tennis of all kinds dying flying sports of all sorts autumn summer winter winter tennis of all kinds hockey of all sorts penicilline and succedanea in a word I resume and concurrently simultaneously for reasons unknown to shrink and dwindle in spite of the tennis I resume flying gliding golf over nine and eighteen holes tennis of all sorts in a word for reasons unknown in Feckham Peckham Fulham Clapham namely concurrently simultaneously what is more for reasons unknown but time will tell to shrink and dwindle I resume Fulham Clapham in a word the dead loss per caput since the death of Bishop Berkeley being to the tune of one inch four ounce per caput approximately by and large more or less to the nearest decimal good measure round figures stark naked in the stockinged feet in Connemara in a word for reasons unknown no matter what matter the facts are there and considering what is more much more grave that in the light of the labours lost of Steinweg and Peterman it appears what is more much more grave that in the light the light the light of the labours lost of Steinweg and Peterman that in the plains in the mountains by the seas by the rivers running water running fire the air is the same and than the earth namely the air and then the earth in the great cold the great dark the air and the earth abode of stones in the great cold alas alas in the year of their Lord six hundred and something the air the earth the sea the earth abode of stones in the great deeps the great cold an sea on land and in the air I resume for reasons unknown in spite of the tennis the facts are there but time will tell I resume alas alas on on in short in fine on on abode of stones who can doubt it I resume but not so fast I resume the skull to shrink and waste and concurrently simultaneously what is more for reasons unknown in spite of the tennis on on the beard the flames the tears the stones so blue so calm alas alas on on the skull the skull the skull the skull in Connemara in spite of the tennis the labours abandoned left unfinished graver still abode of stones in a word I resume alas alas abandoned unfinished the skull the skull in Connemara in spite of the tennis the skull alas the stones Cunard (mêlée, final vociferations) tennis... the stones... so calm... Cunard... unfinished...
 
2013-12-19 02:13:36 AM
Can we just bring back chattel slavery already?  Because this manacles-by-a-thousand-cuts shiat is getting tiresome.
 
2013-12-19 02:15:00 AM

bigsteve3OOO: All those who relate disagreeing with this to religion are the same people that want separation of church and state. (not in the constitution BTW).  When I choose to give a sandwich to the homeless guy who lost his job thanks to Clinton's NAFTA:  that is my choice and possibly my religious following.  When Obama steals my money to give 95% to a crony who gives 5% to that same homeless wretch who; thanks to crippling green taxes cant find any job, that is not a religious choice or following.  Complaining about the democrat party stealing my money is not the same as not wanting to  take care of the poor which have increased since Johnson's great society was initiated.


The children didn't lose their jobs.

They're being denied the once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn because right-wingers goons who hate the educated people of the world want to stay angry all day long, every day.
 
2013-12-19 02:17:05 AM

Darth Macho: bigsteve3OOO: All those who relate disagreeing with this to religion are the same people that want separation of church and state. (not in the constitution BTW).  When I choose to give a sandwich to the homeless guy who lost his job thanks to Clinton's NAFTA:  that is my choice and possibly my religious following.  When Obama steals my money to give 95% to a crony who gives 5% to that same homeless wretch who; thanks to crippling green taxes cant find any job, that is not a religious choice or following.  Complaining about the democrat party stealing my money is not the same as not wanting to  take care of the poor which have increased since Johnson's great society was initiated.

Given the existence as uttered forth in the public works of Puncher and Wattmann of a personal God quaquaquaqua with white beard quaquaquaqua outside time without extension who from the heights of divine apathia divine athambia divine aphasia loves us dearly with some exceptions for reasons unknown but time will tell and suffers like the divine Miranda with those who for reasons unknown but time will tell are plunged in torment plunged in fire whose fire flames if that continues and who can doubt it will fire the firmament that is to say blast heaven to hell so blue still and calm so calm with a calm which even though intermittent is better than nothing but not so fast and considering what is more that as a result of the labours left unfinished crowned by the Acacacacademy of Anthropopopometry of Essy-in-Possy of Testew and Cunard it is established beyond all doubt all other doubt than that which clings to the labours of men that as a result of the labours unfinished of Testew and Cunard it is established as hereinafter but not so fast for reasons unknown that as a result of the public works of Puncher and Wattmann it is established beyond all doubt that in view of the labours of Fartov and Belcher left unfinished for reasons unknown of Testew and Cunard left unfinished it is established w ...


I lol to you and your wit.  Thank you for a good belly laugh.
 
2013-12-19 02:18:53 AM
bigsteve3OOO: I lol to you and your wit.  Thank you for a good belly laugh.

Leave Fark and die alone.
 
2013-12-19 02:19:22 AM
The kids should be paying the school to let them sweep floors as it's valuable job experience and should count as an internship. And it's really their choice to do this, they just aren't willing to go out and find a better school that will provide them with free lunches.

/I feel dirty for typing that..
 
2013-12-19 02:19:34 AM
It's funny, conservatives want to slash food stamps, about half of which are used to feed hungry children, they want to cut school lunch programs, abolish child labor laws and make kids work for their lunches. Not to mention a "Pave the planet" approach to environmental regulations that will ensure future generations inherit a poisoned Earth. Yet as soon as they start talking about the national debt it's all ZOMG THINK OF THE BURDEN WE'RE LEAVING TO OUR CHILDREN.
 
2013-12-19 02:21:11 AM

bigsteve3OOO: All those who relate disagreeing with this to religion are the same people that want separation of church and state. (not in the constitution BTW).  When I choose to give a sandwich to the homeless guy who lost his job thanks to Clinton's NAFTA:  that is my choice and possibly my religious following.  When Obama steals my money to give 95% to a crony who gives 5% to that same homeless wretch who; thanks to crippling green taxes cant find any job, that is not a religious choice or following.  Complaining about the democrat party stealing my money is not the same as not wanting to  take care of the poor which have increased since Johnson's great society was initiated.



That's seven 'drink!' moments in one post...slow down or you might lose your audience to cirrhosis before you generate enough bites to get a full trollrection
 
2013-12-19 02:21:26 AM

Darth Macho: bigsteve3OOO: I lol to you and your wit.  Thank you for a good belly laugh.

Leave Fark and die alone.


OK sorry I was just having fun.  I will leave Fark now, get my shotgun and go do what you wish in the woods by myself.  Bye all.
 
2013-12-19 02:21:39 AM
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