Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Talking Points Memo)   "Make kids work for free lunches," says GOP congressman who, it turns out, has expensed $4,200 in lunches himself and received another $4,300 in free meals from lobbyists   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 102
    More: Obvious, GOP, congressman, free school, lobbyists, Jack Kingston, meals  
•       •       •

2038 clicks; posted to Politics » on 11 Jan 2014 at 5:52 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



102 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2014-01-11 01:19:23 PM  
A Republican lacking in self-awareness? Should this have a newsflash tag?
 
2014-01-11 01:22:51 PM  
You mean at his job. He is working for them.
 
2014-01-11 01:28:41 PM  
He gets paid a salary, like all the rest of us, and can pay for his meals that way. Do you get to expense your meals in your own office?
 
2014-01-11 01:30:58 PM  

RobertBruce: You mean at his job. He is working for them.


A child's job is to go to school.
 
2014-01-11 01:37:51 PM  
Not to mention the $145,391.00 in food he expensed for campaign events.

Republicans:  It's okay if WE do it!
 
2014-01-11 01:38:41 PM  

RobertBruce: You mean at his job. He is working for them.


Nice spin.  You getting a paycheck on that yourself?
 
2014-01-11 01:50:52 PM  

RobertBruce: You mean at his job. He is working for them.


A kid's job is..what again?
 
2014-01-11 01:59:46 PM  
I've resolved myself to the fact that I will absolutely never understand why conservatives pick the battles that they do.  School lunches?  A little kid getting something to eat?  This is the hill this guy chose to die on?  Farking school lunches.  Unreal.
 
2014-01-11 02:12:55 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: I've resolved myself to the fact that I will absolutely never understand why conservatives pick the battles that they do.  School lunches?  A little kid getting something to eat?  This is the hill this guy chose to die on?  Farking school lunches.  Unreal.


Because the echo chamber tells them that whatever crap they say is right.
 
2014-01-11 02:25:18 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Doctor Funkenstein: I've resolved myself to the fact that I will absolutely never understand why conservatives pick the battles that they do.  School lunches?  A little kid getting something to eat?  This is the hill this guy chose to die on?  Farking school lunches.  Unreal.

Because the echo chamber tells them that whatever crap they say is right.


No doubt, they'll support and double-down on any derp that comes out of one of these guys.  I just can't wrap my head around how they pick their fights in the first place.  At some point, it dawned on this guy that a poor child might get a free meal at school and he decided he was going to vocally oppose that.  The only common theme I can pinpoint is that they pick out groups of people that are likely to have the most difficulties fighting back.  The poor, children, women, gay people, minorities, sick people.  Their only consistency is that the people they choose to kick are already down.  It's disturbing as fark.
 
2014-01-11 02:27:38 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: I've resolved myself to the fact that I will absolutely never understand why conservatives pick the battles that they do.  School lunches?  A little kid getting something to eat?  This is the hill this guy chose to die on?  Farking school lunches.  Unreal.


Last year a republican in my area came up with an idea - raise taxes by half a cent and that money goes to pay for school lunches and buses. Want to guess who shot that idea down without even hearing it? yep Democrats. half a cent which would cover gas and food for schools. Most school districts here are running negative because they can't afford the fuel costs. They took away the lunch share program because it was costing to much.

I'm getting sick of this tug of war in politics, assclowns can't agree on anything unless its in their party. Half a penny and poverty struck kids can get a farking meal at lunch time. Fark republicans and democrats.
 
2014-01-11 02:30:11 PM  

Misconduc: Last year a republican in my area came up with an idea - raise taxes by half a cent and that money goes to pay for school lunches and buses. Want to guess who shot that idea down without even hearing it? yep Democrats.


Oh yeah, that totally happened.
 
2014-01-11 02:31:56 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: Last year a republican in my area came up with an idea - raise taxes by half a cent and that money goes to pay for school lunches and buses. Want to guess who shot that idea down without even hearing it? yep Democrats.

Oh yeah, that totally happened.


I live in Florida, any questions?
 
2014-01-11 02:36:02 PM  

Misconduc: cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: Last year a republican in my area came up with an idea - raise taxes by half a cent and that money goes to pay for school lunches and buses. Want to guess who shot that idea down without even hearing it? yep Democrats.

Oh yeah, that totally happened.

I live in Florida, any questions?


Yeah, you got a news article supporting any of that assertion?
 
2014-01-11 02:37:03 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: cameroncrazy1984: Doctor Funkenstein: I've resolved myself to the fact that I will absolutely never understand why conservatives pick the battles that they do.  School lunches?  A little kid getting something to eat?  This is the hill this guy chose to die on?  Farking school lunches.  Unreal.

Because the echo chamber tells them that whatever crap they say is right.

No doubt, they'll support and double-down on any derp that comes out of one of these guys.  I just can't wrap my head around how they pick their fights in the first place.  At some point, it dawned on this guy that a poor child might get a free meal at school and he decided he was going to vocally oppose that.  The only common theme I can pinpoint is that they pick out groups of people that are likely to have the most difficulties fighting back.  The poor, children, women, gay people, minorities, sick people.  Their only consistency is that the people they choose to kick are already down.  It's disturbing as fark.


They're saying what will get them votes.  I promise you, whatever is going on, this guy has no interest in anything but making people afraid of it, and telling them who they can blame for their lot in life.

This is a Republican white guy from Savannah.  Which is solidly African-American (55%), and wasn't until relatively recently.  Which means there are lots of terrified old white people there, who for the most part vote Republican, because the GOP are "on their side".  Kingston has framed this as a debate on the work ethic in America (translation: don't let those lazy, welfare-collecting blacks take any more of your money).  Believe it or not, there are lots of peckerwoods who honestly think that free school lunch is just another handout to black children whose mothers would rather collect welfare than work, and The Gummint is giving away everything to the blacks while bleeding the whites dry.

Seriously - this is so full of dog whistles, I don't know where to start.
 
2014-01-11 02:43:37 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: Last year a republican in my area came up with an idea - raise taxes by half a cent and that money goes to pay for school lunches and buses. Want to guess who shot that idea down without even hearing it? yep Democrats.

Oh yeah, that totally happened.

I live in Florida, any questions?

Yeah, you got a news article supporting any of that assertion?


No, it was on TV yesterday, if you live in Florida watch WUSF  Public access TV.
 
2014-01-11 02:47:10 PM  

RobertBruce: You mean at his job. He is working for them.


He works for lobbyists?
 
2014-01-11 02:47:21 PM  

Misconduc: cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: Last year a republican in my area came up with an idea - raise taxes by half a cent and that money goes to pay for school lunches and buses. Want to guess who shot that idea down without even hearing it? yep Democrats.

Oh yeah, that totally happened.

I live in Florida, any questions?

Yeah, you got a news article supporting any of that assertion?

No, it was on TV yesterday, if you live in Florida watch WUSF  Public access TV.


Yeah... I've been searching for this for 10 minutes, including the WUSF website, and can't find a damn thing.  Put up or shut up.
 
2014-01-11 02:50:01 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Misconduc: cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: Last year a republican in my area came up with an idea - raise taxes by half a cent and that money goes to pay for school lunches and buses. Want to guess who shot that idea down without even hearing it? yep Democrats.

Oh yeah, that totally happened.

I live in Florida, any questions?

Yeah, you got a news article supporting any of that assertion?

No, it was on TV yesterday, if you live in Florida watch WUSF  Public access TV.

Yeah... I've been searching for this for 10 minutes, including the WUSF website, and can't find a damn thing.  Put up or shut up.


This.  Both WUSF's site and the Googles turn up nothing.
 
2014-01-11 03:01:09 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: Benevolent Misanthrope: Misconduc: cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: Last year a republican in my area came up with an idea - raise taxes by half a cent and that money goes to pay for school lunches and buses. Want to guess who shot that idea down without even hearing it? yep Democrats.

Oh yeah, that totally happened.

I live in Florida, any questions?

Yeah, you got a news article supporting any of that assertion?

No, it was on TV yesterday, if you live in Florida watch WUSF  Public access TV.

Yeah... I've been searching for this for 10 minutes, including the WUSF website, and can't find a damn thing.  Put up or shut up.

This.  Both WUSF's site and the Googles turn up nothing.



Here's the podcast of the articles -  http://www.wusf.usf.edu/ondemand/podcasts

WUSF Florida Government was the name of the program, they don't show any videos or programs from this weeks article, you probably are going to need to actually watch the show or wait until they add it to the website.
 
2014-01-11 03:06:05 PM  

Misconduc: Doctor Funkenstein: Benevolent Misanthrope: Misconduc: cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: Last year a republican in my area came up with an idea - raise taxes by half a cent and that money goes to pay for school lunches and buses. Want to guess who shot that idea down without even hearing it? yep Democrats.

Oh yeah, that totally happened.

I live in Florida, any questions?

Yeah, you got a news article supporting any of that assertion?

No, it was on TV yesterday, if you live in Florida watch WUSF  Public access TV.

Yeah... I've been searching for this for 10 minutes, including the WUSF website, and can't find a damn thing.  Put up or shut up.

This.  Both WUSF's site and the Googles turn up nothing.


Here's the podcast of the articles -  http://www.wusf.usf.edu/ondemand/podcasts

WUSF Florida Government was the name of the program, they don't show any videos or programs from this weeks article, you probably are going to need to actually watch the show or wait until they add it to the website.


The only podcast they have under Florida Government is the State of the State address from 2008.

Pull the other one, it's got bells on.
 
2014-01-11 03:15:47 PM  

Misconduc: Doctor Funkenstein: Benevolent Misanthrope: Misconduc: cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: Last year a republican in my area came up with an idea - raise taxes by half a cent and that money goes to pay for school lunches and buses. Want to guess who shot that idea down without even hearing it? yep Democrats.

Oh yeah, that totally happened.

I live in Florida, any questions?

Yeah, you got a news article supporting any of that assertion?

No, it was on TV yesterday, if you live in Florida watch WUSF  Public access TV.

Yeah... I've been searching for this for 10 minutes, including the WUSF website, and can't find a damn thing.  Put up or shut up.

This.  Both WUSF's site and the Googles turn up nothing.


Here's the podcast of the articles -  http://www.wusf.usf.edu/ondemand/podcasts

WUSF Florida Government was the name of the program, they don't show any videos or programs from this weeks article, you probably are going to need to actually watch the show or wait until they add it to the website.


And it doesn't exist. Good try!
 
2014-01-11 03:47:14 PM  
OK, since that didn't work, care to share the name of the "Republican in my area" at least?
 
2014-01-11 03:50:25 PM  
*crickets*
 
2014-01-11 04:01:45 PM  

RobertBruce: You mean at his job. He is working for them.


How can you call what those people do "work"?
 
2014-01-11 04:01:46 PM  

RobertBruce: You mean at his job. He is working for them.


If by "working for them", you mean whoring himself out to lobbyists?
 
2014-01-11 04:06:23 PM  

Speaker2Animals: OK, since that didn't work, care to share the name of the "Republican in my area" at least?


LOL.  What is it with you liberals and evidence?  Evidence is nothing more than a series of well-researched facts.  Evidence doesn't prove anything.  If you actually had an opinion worth hearing out, you wouldn't have to rely on evidence all the time.
 
2014-01-11 04:10:31 PM  

Speaker2Animals: OK, since that didn't work, care to share the name of the "Republican in my area" at least?


Good luck. I'm still waiting for him to back up his story that Mexican kids are going around hitting people with bricks.
 
2014-01-11 04:13:58 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Speaker2Animals: OK, since that didn't work, care to share the name of the "Republican in my area" at least?

LOL.  What is it with you liberals and evidence?  Evidence is nothing more than a series of well-researched facts.  Evidence doesn't prove anything.  If you actually had an opinion worth hearing out, you wouldn't have to rely on evidence all the time.


Thanks a lot asshole.. how the fark am I supposed to get my sarcasm meter repaired on a weekend?
 
2014-01-11 04:42:02 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Thanks a lot asshole.. how the fark am I supposed to get my sarcasm meter repaired on a weekend?


You shouldn't need one, because I am the most unbiased person on this forum.
 
2014-01-11 04:53:00 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Speaker2Animals: OK, since that didn't work, care to share the name of the "Republican in my area" at least?

LOL.  What is it with you liberals and evidence?  Evidence is nothing more than a series of well-researched facts.  Evidence doesn't prove anything.  If you actually had an opinion worth hearing out, you wouldn't have to rely on evidence all the time.




Never change man. Never. Change.
 
2014-01-11 05:04:22 PM  

Misconduc: Last year a republican in my area came up with an idea - raise taxes by half a cent and that money goes to pay for school lunches and buses


i188.photobucket.com

Watch what you say...you are attracting the attention of Darth Norquist.
 
2014-01-11 05:04:51 PM  
Mike_LowELL: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Thanks a lot asshole.. how the fark am I supposed to get my sarcasm meter repaired on a weekend?

You shouldn't need one, because I am the most unbiased person on this forum.

Great. Now mine's busted too. Thanks, Obama.
 
2014-01-11 05:05:49 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: This is a Republican white guy from Savannah.  Which is solidly African-American (55%), and wasn't until relatively recently.  Which means there are lots of terrified old white people there, who for the most part vote Republican, because the GOP are "on their side".  Kingston has framed this as a debate on the work ethic in America (translation: don't let those lazy, welfare-collecting blacks take any more of your money).  Believe it or not, there are lots of peckerwoods who honestly think that free school lunch is just another handout to black children whose mothers would rather collect welfare than work, and The Gummint is giving away everything to the blacks while bleeding the whites dry.

Seriously - this is so full of dog whistles, I don't know where to start.


Seriously. THIS.
 
2014-01-11 05:11:14 PM  
FTFA: WSAV also found that Kingston also racked up $4,289 of free meals paid for by third-party groups like the Georgia Bankers Association and the Congressional Institute.

Send them the bill for a year's worth of school lunches. If they can buy a legislator they can buy a schoolkid a meal.
 
2014-01-11 05:31:54 PM  

propasaurus: Speaker2Animals: OK, since that didn't work, care to share the name of the "Republican in my area" at least?

Good luck. I'm still waiting for him to back up his story that Mexican kids are going around hitting people with bricks.


Ah, Juego de ladrillo. Great fun.
 
2014-01-11 05:54:53 PM  
They could sweep instead of studying, thereby perpetuating the cycle of poverty.

It's a win-win!
 
2014-01-11 05:57:54 PM  
Whoring yourself out to lobbyists isn't "free".  He had to work for those lunches.
 
2014-01-11 06:05:42 PM  
He works hard for the lunches.  So hard for the lunches.  He works hard for the lunches so you better treat him right.
 
2014-01-11 06:05:52 PM  
Given that he voted against increasing the work week of reps from 3 whole days to 5, that lazy sack of crap sounds like a typical Republican.
 
2014-01-11 06:10:20 PM  

Somacandra: FTFA: WSAV also found that Kingston also racked up $4,289 of free meals paid for by third-party groups like the Georgia Bankers Association and the Congressional Institute.

Send them the bill for a year's worth of school lunches. If they can buy a legislator they can buy a schoolkid a meal.


Why should the bankers buy those kids lunches? They're poor for crissakes and they learnin to be freeloaders from their parents. It's not as if they'll ever be clients of the bank.
He's just handing them some bootstraps because working for gov't food will help them break the cycle of poverty.
 
2014-01-11 06:13:14 PM  

RobertBruce: You mean at his job. He is working for them.


It's nice when morans make themselves known so obviously.
 
2014-01-11 06:14:01 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-11 06:19:04 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: Benevolent Misanthrope: Misconduc: cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: Last year a republican in my area came up with an idea - raise taxes by half a cent and that money goes to pay for school lunches and buses. Want to guess who shot that idea down without even hearing it? yep Democrats.

Oh yeah, that totally happened.

I live in Florida, any questions?

Yeah, you got a news article supporting any of that assertion?

No, it was on TV yesterday, if you live in Florida watch WUSF  Public access TV.

Yeah... I've been searching for this for 10 minutes, including the WUSF website, and can't find a damn thing.  Put up or shut up.

This.  Both WUSF's site and the Googles turn up nothing.


cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: Doctor Funkenstein: Benevolent Misanthrope: Misconduc: cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: Last year a republican in my area came up with an idea - raise taxes by half a cent and that money goes to pay for school lunches and buses. Want to guess who shot that idea down without even hearing it? yep Democrats.

Oh yeah, that totally happened.

I live in Florida, any questions?

Yeah, you got a news article supporting any of that assertion?

No, it was on TV yesterday, if you live in Florida watch WUSF  Public access TV.

Yeah... I've been searching for this for 10 minutes, including the WUSF website, and can't find a damn thing.  Put up or shut up.

This.  Both WUSF's site and the Googles turn up nothing.


Here's the podcast of the articles -  http://www.wusf.usf.edu/ondemand/podcasts

WUSF Florida Government was the name of the program, they don't show any videos or programs from this weeks article, you probably are going to need to actually watch the show or wait until they add it to the website.

And it doesn't exist. Good try!


Trolling 10/10!!!!

 
2014-01-11 06:35:54 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: This is a Republican white guy from Savannah. Which is solidly African-American (55%), and wasn't until relatively recently.

 

Ah, so the "southern strategy" is alive and well.
 
2014-01-11 06:39:35 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Thanks a lot asshole.. how the fark am I supposed to get my sarcasm meter repaired on a weekend?

You shouldn't need one, because I am the most unbiased person on this forum.


Howdy there Mike. Are you where all my peach flavoured jellybeans went?
 
2014-01-11 06:41:48 PM  

RobertBruce: You mean at his job. He is working for them.


I think I'll mark this as funny, but not smart.
 
2014-01-11 06:43:26 PM  

Misconduc: Doctor Funkenstein: I've resolved myself to the fact that I will absolutely never understand why conservatives pick the battles that they do.  School lunches?  A little kid getting something to eat?  This is the hill this guy chose to die on?  Farking school lunches.  Unreal.

Last year a republican in my area came up with an idea - raise taxes by half a cent and that money goes to pay for school lunches and buses. Want to guess who shot that idea down without even hearing it? yep Democrats. half a cent which would cover gas and food for schools. Most school districts here are running negative because they can't afford the fuel costs. They took away the lunch share program because it was costing to much.

I'm getting sick of this tug of war in politics, assclowns can't agree on anything unless its in their party. Half a penny and poverty struck kids can get a farking meal at lunch time. Fark republicans and democrats.


Oh yes, because they are even remotely the same party! --summons the terse, snide, sneering tone of 7 of 9-- "...#1 goal is to make Obama a one term president." SOUND FAMILIAR?
 
2014-01-11 06:51:34 PM  
Republicans have never met a double standard they didn't like.
 
2014-01-11 06:53:03 PM  
Last year, I took an arrow to the knee.
 
2014-01-11 07:02:26 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Doctor Funkenstein: I've resolved myself to the fact that I will absolutely never understand why conservatives pick the battles that they do.  School lunches?  A little kid getting something to eat?  This is the hill this guy chose to die on?  Farking school lunches.  Unreal.

Because the echo chamber tells them that whatever crap they say is right.



Yep. I'm sure some fatass Cheeto inhaler (who bought the Cheetos with a disability check) saw the article and was all "FARK YEAH! Put them negras and messicans in their place!" Because their perception of anyone who needs assistance is always a minority. They're the real leeches. Good God-fearing Tea Party white people who need assistance are just millionaires-in-waiting who hit a bad patch.
 
2014-01-11 07:09:19 PM  
Okay, well this guy is a major league douche, but "$4,182 worth of lunches for his office over the past three years" honestly isn't that much. Wow, $4/day.
 
2014-01-11 07:11:33 PM  
I wouldn't be opposed to having children work around the cafeteria, but not singling out the free lunch kids. I think all kids should have little chores to do. Have kids take turns wiping down the table or doing a little sweeping.
 
2014-01-11 07:17:43 PM  

Supes: Okay, well this guy is a major league douche, but "$4,182 worth of lunches for his office over the past three years" honestly isn't that much. Wow, $4/day.


Congressmen don't work every day. In fact, they're off for about 3-4 months a year, and usually only work 4 days a week, taking the weekends off to go back to their districts (2 days in the district, 1 day for travel). It comes out to more than $4 a day.

And it's still far above the average $2.50 a day school lunch.
 
2014-01-11 07:21:05 PM  

Supes: Okay, well this guy is a major league douche, but "$4,182 worth of lunches for his office over the past three years" honestly isn't that much. Wow, $4/day.


That's using 365 days. Congress critters work less than half that.

Oh, and I think school lunches are less than $2/day
 
2014-01-11 07:30:02 PM  

ELKAY: I wouldn't be opposed to having children work around the cafeteria, but not singling out the free lunch kids. I think all kids should have little chores to do. Have kids take turns wiping down the table or doing a little sweeping.


That's farking retarded.
 
2014-01-11 07:39:43 PM  
When did the "party of personal responsibility"TM become the "party of do as I say not as I do"?
 
2014-01-11 07:40:21 PM  

Mugato: ELKAY: I wouldn't be opposed to having children work around the cafeteria, but not singling out the free lunch kids. I think all kids should have little chores to do. Have kids take turns wiping down the table or doing a little sweeping.

That's farking retarded.


why? I think doing chores gives the kids pride in their school. Japanese school children do it. Heck, at a Catholic school I worked at kids would take turns wiping down the table after lunch. Kids would beg to be able to get an extra turn. They loved it and took pride in their work. If it was kid's turn to clean up after lunch you could threaten to skip his turn as a punishment and he would straighten out.

/ singling out the free lunch kids to do chores is cruel, but giving the children an oppurtunity to work and take pride in that work builds charactor
 
2014-01-11 07:40:26 PM  

Mugato: ELKAY: I wouldn't be opposed to having children work around the cafeteria, but not singling out the free lunch kids. I think all kids should have little chores to do. Have kids take turns wiping down the table or doing a little sweeping.

That's farking retarded.


It's also a Newt Gingrich talking point, nearly word-for-word.

So likely troll is likely.
 
2014-01-11 07:40:28 PM  

ELKAY: I wouldn't be opposed to having children work around the cafeteria, but not singling out the free lunch kids. I think all kids should have little chores to do. Have kids take turns wiping down the table or doing a little sweeping.


My small fundie private school had grades take turns cleaning the cafeteria. We paid tuition and got to be labor!

/average graduating class size: 12
//high school size: 201400
///HD valedictorians from fundie school in the 90s: 50%
 
2014-01-11 07:42:39 PM  
www.esquire.com
"At this festive season of the year, Mr Scrooge, ... it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the Poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir."
"Are there no prisons?"
"Plenty of prisons..."
"And the Union workhouses." demanded Scrooge. "Are they still in operation?"
"Both very busy, sir..."
"Those who are badly off must go there."
"Many can't go there; and many would rather die."
"If they would rather die," said Scrooge, "they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population."


/It's amazing how Republicans love A Christmas Carol but  completely miss the farking point of it.
//The same goes for their understanding of the teachings of Jesus Christ.
///Honestly, when you embrace the idea that charity must be earned, you're an asshole who will go down in history as a selfish villain.
 
2014-01-11 07:46:54 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Thanks a lot asshole.. how the fark am I supposed to get my sarcasm meter repaired on a weekend?

You shouldn't need one, because I am the most unbiased person on this forum.


Hint:  Calibrate for Max setting here..
 
2014-01-11 07:47:32 PM  

Mugato: ELKAY: I wouldn't be opposed to having children work around the cafeteria, but not singling out the free lunch kids. I think all kids should have little chores to do. Have kids take turns wiping down the table or doing a little sweeping.

That's farking retarded.


No, the retarded kids couldn't be trusted with the sweeping. They might hurt themselves.
 
2014-01-11 07:51:52 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: I've resolved myself to the fact that I will absolutely never understand why conservatives pick the battles that they do.  School lunches?  A little kid getting something to eat?  This is the hill this guy chose to die on?  Farking school lunches.  Unreal.


They're probably fueled by their constituents and the hummingly ambient Tea Party echo chamber.  Seriously, they've likely got people biatching about poor seating school lunches in their ears all the time.  Says a lot about their base.
 
2014-01-11 08:07:44 PM  
How is this different than Al Gore's hypocrisy? Or Bloomberg's view on guns, despite having his own personal army of hired guns?

/vote out everyone from both parties
 
2014-01-11 08:11:04 PM  

ELKAY: why? I think doing chores gives the kids pride in their school. Japanese school children do it


The Japanese think that panty vending machines an awakening Godzilla were good ideas too.

When would they do this slave labor? How would it be in any time when they could be studying? And what about kids with actual jobs? You want them to mop up shiat at school in addition to bagging groceries?
 
2014-01-11 08:12:48 PM  

Mugato: ELKAY: I wouldn't be opposed to having children work around the cafeteria, but not singling out the free lunch kids. I think all kids should have little chores to do. Have kids take turns wiping down the table or doing a little sweeping.

That's farking retarded.


I agree with cleaning being retarded, but I could see one thing kids can do. Help the cafeteria staff with the actual cooking(no knife use, obviously) for maybe like..30 mins a week or some such. And I mean all the kids, not just the free lunch ones.

Why? Two reasons.

One, unlike sweeping, cooking actually is a useful life skill. Two, if they get an appreciation for cooking early in life, it increases the chance of them doing more cooking and less eating at McDonald's later in life.

That being said, I would be incredibly hesitant to suggest this as an actual policy, because someone will figure out how to abuse it.
 
2014-01-11 08:13:36 PM  

ELKAY: Mugato: ELKAY: I wouldn't be opposed to having children work around the cafeteria, but not singling out the free lunch kids. I think all kids should have little chores to do. Have kids take turns wiping down the table or doing a little sweeping.

That's farking retarded.

why? I think doing chores gives the kids pride in their school. Japanese school children do it. Heck, at a Catholic school I worked at kids would take turns wiping down the table after lunch. Kids would beg to be able to get an extra turn. They loved it and took pride in their work. If it was kid's turn to clean up after lunch you could threaten to skip his turn as a punishment and he would straighten out.

/ singling out the free lunch kids to do chores is cruel, but giving the children an oppurtunity to work and take pride in that work builds charactor


LMAO!
 
2014-01-11 08:20:43 PM  

grumpfuff: I could see one thing kids can do. Help the cafeteria staff with the actual cooking


Let disgruntled high school kids handle food...well, I guess you're doing that every time you walk into a fast food joint.
 
2014-01-11 08:23:53 PM  

Mugato: grumpfuff: I could see one thing kids can do. Help the cafeteria staff with the actual cooking

Let disgruntled high school kids handle food...well, I guess you're doing that every time you walk into a fast food joint.


Fair point. I hadn't thought about that.
 
2014-01-11 08:26:52 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: I've resolved myself to the fact that I will absolutely never understand why conservatives pick the battles that they do.  School lunches?  A little kid getting something to eat?  This is the hill this guy chose to die on?  Farking school lunches.  Unreal.


Now take into consideration the mob of rock-stupid hillbillies that elected this sh*tclown.
 
2014-01-11 08:44:38 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Mike_LowELL: Speaker2Animals: OK, since that didn't work, care to share the name of the "Republican in my area" at least?

LOL.  What is it with you liberals and evidence?  Evidence is nothing more than a series of well-researched facts.  Evidence doesn't prove anything.  If you actually had an opinion worth hearing out, you wouldn't have to rely on evidence all the time.

Thanks a lot asshole.. how the fark am I supposed to get my sarcasm meter repaired on a weekend?


How do you think I feel?  I wasn't logged in when i read this so no farky colors.  Hurt my brain for a brief moment.
 
2014-01-11 08:45:00 PM  

Misconduc: cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: Last year a republican in my area came up with an idea - raise taxes by half a cent and that money goes to pay for school lunches and buses. Want to guess who shot that idea down without even hearing it? yep Democrats.

Oh yeah, that totally happened.

I live in Florida, any questions?

Yeah, you got a news article supporting any of that assertion?

No, it was on TV yesterday, if you live in Florida watch WUSF  Public access TV.


I'm not sayin' your story sound like bs. . .  But your story sounds like bs.
 
2014-01-11 08:47:45 PM  

ELKAY: Mugato: ELKAY: I wouldn't be opposed to having children work around the cafeteria, but not singling out the free lunch kids. I think all kids should have little chores to do. Have kids take turns wiping down the table or doing a little sweeping.

That's farking retarded.

why? I think doing chores gives the kids pride in their school. Japanese school children do it. Heck, at a Catholic school I worked at kids would take turns wiping down the table after lunch. Kids would beg to be able to get an extra turn. They loved it and took pride in their work. If it was kid's turn to clean up after lunch you could threaten to skip his turn as a punishment and he would straighten out.

/ singling out the free lunch kids to do chores is cruel, but giving the children an oppurtunity to work and take pride in that work builds charactor


You know what would really give those kids a sense of pride and accomplishment? Let them clean the toilets... you'd have to be careful though to avoid the inevitable fights that would break out over who gets to clean the shiatter in the teachers' lounge.
 
2014-01-11 08:53:09 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: You know what would really give those kids a sense of pride and accomplishment? Let them clean the toilets... you'd have to be careful though to avoid the inevitable fights that would break out over who gets to clean the shiatter in the teachers' lounge.


I'll do the girls' locker room. I just have to bring my AV equipment with me so it doesn't get stolen and shiat.
 
2014-01-11 09:01:37 PM  
Hey, he worked for those lunches if the cumstains on his ties are any indication.
 
2014-01-11 09:03:32 PM  

Nemo's Brother: How is this different than Al Gore's hypocrisy? Or Bloomberg's view on guns, despite having his own personal army of hired guns?

/vote out everyone from both parties

*

*and vote in all Republicans
 
2014-01-11 09:15:50 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: This is a Republican white guy from Savannah. Which is solidly African-American (55%), and wasn't until relatively recently. Which means there are lots of terrified old white people there, who for the most part vote Republican, because the GOP are "on their side".


If the area is solidly African-American, how can that be a winning strategy for a politician running there?
 
2014-01-11 09:24:46 PM  

flondrix: Benevolent Misanthrope: This is a Republican white guy from Savannah. Which is solidly African-American (55%), and wasn't until relatively recently. Which means there are lots of terrified old white people there, who for the most part vote Republican, because the GOP are "on their side".

If the area is solidly African-American, how can that be a winning strategy for a politician running there?


Old people vote.
 
2014-01-11 09:31:34 PM  
Why stop there?  Let's just stop all free lunches and reopen up the sweatshops and workhouses.  Get rid of any child-labor laws and the little a**holes can pay for their own food, right?

These sort of people make me sick.

/got free lunches in school
//single mother with three children household
///now I'm well educated upper middle class and play a lot in taxes
////so other kids like me can get a free lunch
 
2014-01-11 09:38:03 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: cameroncrazy1984: Doctor Funkenstein: I've resolved myself to the fact that I will absolutely never understand why conservatives pick the battles that they do.  School lunches?  A little kid getting something to eat?  This is the hill this guy chose to die on?  Farking school lunches.  Unreal.

Because the echo chamber tells them that whatever crap they say is right.

No doubt, they'll support and double-down on any derp that comes out of one of these guys.  I just can't wrap my head around how they pick their fights in the first place.  At some point, it dawned on this guy that a poor child might get a free meal at school and he decided he was going to vocally oppose that.  The only common theme I can pinpoint is that they pick out groups of people that are likely to have the most difficulties fighting back.  The poor, children, women, gay people, minorities, sick people.  Their only consistency is that the people they choose to kick are already down.  It's disturbing as fark.



WHY AMERICANS HATE WELFARE by Martin Gilens University of Chicago Press, $25
For at least 20 years, people in and around national politics have operated on the assumption that public debate over welfare policy was powerfully influenced by race. Anger over welfare abuses was the anger of middle-and working-class whites convinced that their tax dollars were being squandered on undeserving black beneficiaries. And many journalists, in particular, assumed they knew who was responsible for inflaming those feelings: Republican politicians seeking white votes. In combination with other racially-charged issues such as crime, taxes, and civil rights, welfare has been portrayed as a "wedge" that Republicans Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush exploited to identify Democrats with their black constituents, split off disgruntled whites, and hold the presidency.
Those assumptions weren't unfounded. But the most important contribution of Martin Gilens' Why Americans Hate Welfare is to identify the responsibility of another agent--the journalistic community itself--in turning the welfare issue into a racial Rorschach test.
It's an interesting notion, given the widespread and largely accurate belief that reporters and editors at major news organizations tend to sympathize with blacks and Democrats in those political arguments and view GOP "wedges" as callous demagoguery. The journalistic imperative to "Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable" is not an auspicious formula for Republicans in such debates.
But consider what Mr. Gilens, a political scientist at Yale, discovered from an examination of the content of TV broadcasts and newsmagazines dating back to the Eisenhower era. During the 1950s, the relatively spare media coverage of poverty was dominated by images of whites. The same was true in the early '60s, after works such as Michael Harrington's The Other America had helped prod a Democratic administration into launching the War on Poverty. When Newsweek magazine ran a twelve-page takeout on the subject in February 1964, for example, its cover photo depicted a young white girl in a ramshackle rural setting. The story highlighted hard times in Appalachia; only 14 of 54 people featured in photographs for the story were black.
But soon after, Mr. Gilens argues, coverage of poverty-related issues was increasingly "racialized." Blacks began to assume an outsized role in depictions of the poor, and particularly in stories about problems and abuse in programs such as Aid to Families with Dependent Children or the ill-fated Comprehensive Education and Training Act. Whites, by contrast, were featured more prominently in sympathetic portrayals of poor people, as victims of economic downturns such as the 1981-82 recession that marked Ronald Reagan's first term
Mr. Gilens ties part of the shift toward the increasing prominence of the civil rights movement and its leaders' emphasis on the problems of the poor. And he doesn't suggest that the journalists responsible for those depictions were motivated by racism. But he does argue that "subconscious stereotypes" deeply ingrained in American culture--that blacks are lazy and thus more responsible than whites for their own disadvantage--were at work notwithstanding the journalists' left-of-center bent. Whatever the explanation, he finds those "media distortions" especially consequential, because "[t]he belief that black Americans lack commitment to the work ethic is central to whites' opposition to welfare."


http://www.thefreelibrary.com/WHY+AMERICANS+HATE+WELFARE.-a055215072
 
2014-01-11 09:39:28 PM  
Expensed meals are part of the job.

Meals from lobbyists are no different than me buying you a lunch.

I see no problem with what he's done.

/his original statement, however, is another thing
//see bborchar's post for why
 
2014-01-11 09:49:30 PM  

quatchi: When did the "party of personal responsibility"TM become the "party of do as I say not as I do"?


January 20, 1969.
 
2014-01-11 09:59:44 PM  

Mugato: grumpfuff: I could see one thing kids can do. Help the cafeteria staff with the actual cooking

Let disgruntled high school kids handle food...well, I guess you're doing that every time you walk into a fast food joint.


Median age of fast food workers is now 28.
 
2014-01-11 10:00:55 PM  

Misconduc: cameroncrazy1984: Misconduc: Last year a republican in my area came up with an idea - raise taxes by half a cent and that money goes to pay for school lunches and buses. Want to guess who shot that idea down without even hearing it? yep Democrats.

Oh yeah, that totally happened.

I live in Florida, any questions?


So many questions.

Did you drink paint thinner as a child?

Is there a crayon still lodged in your brain?

How often do you huff gold paint?

Were you dropped on your head?
 
2014-01-11 10:04:44 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Expensed meals are part of the job.

Meals from lobbyists are no different than me buying you a lunch.

I see no problem with what he's done.

/his original statement, however, is another thing
//see bborchar's post for why


Except for the fact that he explicitly used the "no such thing as free lunch" phrase. Or is he implying he has to DO something to earn those lunches?
 
2014-01-11 10:12:24 PM  
RobertBruce: You mean at his job. He is working for them.


theknuckler_33 It's nice when morans make themselves known so obviously.
gameshowhost: I think I'll mark this as funny, but not smart.

WTF? Perhaps you have forgotten just who Jack Kingston is. Allow me to refresh your memory by showing this fraudulent POS in action. Link Here he is hijacking a congressional hearing on corruption in Iraq. Note the smarmy tone of voice. Jack Kingston's entire congressional career is built around criminally enabling corporations who give him money. Robert Bruce's comment was dead on.
 
2014-01-11 10:49:38 PM  
Kids you are gonna grow up unloading boxes of China-made plastic crap at Walmart aint gonna need those malnutrition-addled brain cells no how
 
2014-01-11 11:34:48 PM  
School breakfast and lunch should be free to all public school students regardless of parent income.
 
2014-01-11 11:40:17 PM  

bluenovaman: School breakfast and lunch should be free to all public school students regardless of parent income.


But that's SOCIALISM! And besides, it might cut into the budget for the district's sports program.
 
m00
2014-01-12 12:08:56 AM  

Speaker2Animals: Do you get to expense your meals in your own office?


Ones with clients, or business meetings get expensed.
 
m00
2014-01-12 12:10:20 AM  

kronicfeld: RobertBruce: You mean at his job. He is working for them.

He works for lobbyists?


He's a politician, so of course :D
 
m00
2014-01-12 12:19:38 AM  

ZeroCorpse: /It's amazing how Republicans love A Christmas Carol but completely miss the farking point of it.


? I don't get what you're saying. A Christmas Carol is a cautionary tale about how job creators like Scrooge (who spent a lifetime building up wealth) are under so much pressure and stress from their hard work, they can suffer terrible hallucinations and go nuts and give their money away leaving them no legacy. The moral is that Scrooge's contribution to the economy by employing lots of people and amassing all that wealth doesn't matter if he doesn't take care of his mental health. This is why it's so important to have your yachts, etc. Rich people need their "me time," and need to stop being so charitable all the time. I don't see how that conflicts with the Republican philosophy.
 
2014-01-12 12:39:34 AM  

Doctor Funkenstein: I've resolved myself to the fact that I will absolutely never understand why conservatives pick the battles that they do.  School lunches?  A little kid getting something to eat?  This is the hill this guy chose to die on?  Farking school lunches.  Unreal.



It's all an exercise in shifting the Overton Window ever-rightward, ever-crueler, ever more callous. It's about sowing seeds of division and destroying our national character.
 
2014-01-12 02:49:34 AM  
Personally i have always felt the schools should cover lunches for all kids, no kids get singled out and the school cuts back on the bureaucracy of running a school lunch program as it exists now.

Sadly at current budget levels its not possible, school need to be given 100%  of the funding they need for day to day operations, and use bonds to cover building repairs and replacement.

Of course doing all of that requires getting republicans to understand if we want nice things like good schools that give our kids educations on par with those of other 1st world countries we have to spend the money to do it right.
 
2014-01-12 04:22:25 AM  
i.imgflip.com
 
2014-01-12 04:25:49 AM  

Misconduc: Last year a republican in my area came up with an idea - raise taxes by half a cent and that money goes to pay for school lunches and buses. Want to guess who shot that idea down without even hearing it? yep Democrats. half a cent which would cover gas and food for schools. Most school districts here are running negative because they can't afford the fuel costs. They took away the lunch share program because it was costing to much.


What was the rest of the bill?
It wasn't as simple as that. When the GOP floats shiat like that there's something else on the bill that they expect you to take up the ass.
 
2014-01-12 10:31:27 AM  

quatchi: When did the "party of personal responsibility"TM become the "party of do as I say not as I do"?


become?
 
2014-01-12 10:58:55 AM  

grimlock1972: Of course doing all of that requires getting republicans to understand if we want nice things like good schools that give our kids educations on par with those of other 1st world countries we have to spend the money to do it right.


Republicans don't want to "do it right" or "give our kids educations on par with those of other 1st world countries." 

Republicans aren't aiming for a country in which the best and brightest children can rise to the top and lead our nation to greatness. They're aiming for a country in which the children of the wealthiest ALREADY get the best education money can buy, and no other children have even half a chance to potentially outshine their precious darlings.

Republicans are for an entrenched aristocracy, not a meritocracy. Preservation of the incumbents in the nation's seats of wealth and power is their goal.
 
2014-01-12 11:37:53 AM  

Doctor Funkenstein: I've resolved myself to the fact that I will absolutely never understand why conservatives pick the battles that they do.  School lunches?  A little kid getting something to eat?  This is the hill this guy chose to die on?  Farking school lunches.  Unreal.


That's the real point here.  School lunches.  Insurance-paid birth control.  Food stamps.  Benghazi.  "War on Christmas."  IRS "war on conservatives."  They're like a cartoon where the dog steps on a rake that jumps up and bangs him in the face, so he turns in another direction and steps on another one, and then another, and another.
 
2014-01-12 04:09:17 PM  

technicolor-misfit: grimlock1972: Of course doing all of that requires getting republicans to understand if we want nice things like good schools that give our kids educations on par with those of other 1st world countries we have to spend the money to do it right.

Republicans don't want to "do it right" or "give our kids educations on par with those of other 1st world countries." 

Republicans aren't aiming for a country in which the best and brightest children can rise to the top and lead our nation to greatness. They're aiming for a country in which the children of the wealthiest ALREADY get the best education money can buy, and no other children have even half a chance to potentially outshine their precious darlings.

Republicans are for an entrenched aristocracy, not a meritocracy. Preservation of the incumbents in the nation's seats of wealth and power is their goal.


and that is what will doom this country to mediocracy.
 
2014-01-13 09:08:19 AM  
So a Republican is a hypocritical asshole.  I'm stunned.

/ not really stunned
 
Displayed 102 of 102 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report