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Eat Your Vegetables - Or ELSE!

February 16, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 181

They're Serious. Seriously Brainless.

"Your pet carrot will live," the doctor said, "but it's going to be a vegetable for the rest of its life." Maybe you've heard that old joke, and you've probably heard the old expression "You are what you eat." Synthesize these two, and add the recent brainless activity of a guv'mint school lunch inspector, and you see how serious our dear leaders are about eating vegetables.

It's probably now politically non-correct to remind you that people who'd lost their brain function were once referred to as "vegetables." Please understand that my hate speech today is not meant to demean mental patients; on the contrary, I would suggest we remove the entire federal government and replace politicians and bureaucrats alike with whatever mental patients we can find who'd be willing to do those jobs (except that this would be abuse of the infirm). The activity (or, hopefully, non-activity) of that new government could not possibly be any more brainless than that of the current "progressive" federal insanity.

Take the widely-reported recent decision of a federal school lunch inspector, who confiscated the mom-provided lunch of a little girl and forced her to eat a school cafeteria lunch instead. The seized lunch? Mom had provided the kindergartener with a turkey-and-cheese sandwich, a banana, some chips, and a box of apple juice... the mere packing of which was a clear example of child abuse. The guv'mint lunch? Chicken nuggets (it's still unknown which part of the hot dog is used to make those) and institutional vegetables.

It was afterward, when Mom got the bill for the cafeteria lunch, that she had to declare "Wha-wha-WHAT?" and the story got legs. Yes, they threw out the perfectly-good lunch she'd sent, gave her daughter fried food instead, and billed her for the privilege of inflicting this actual emotional abuse on her daughter. I wish I could say I'm making this up... but no, it's true, and it's your New America in action.

In defending his decision, the guv'mint inspector pointed out that, without an included vegetable, Mom's idea of lunch was not up to federal standards. In defending HER decision, Mom pointed out that she serves veggies at dinner, when she can supervise their consumption, rather than sending expensive vegetables to school to be thrown away by her little veggie-hater.

I'm just supposin,' but I guess if she'd sent her kid to school with nothing but a potato in her lunch box, everything would've been cool with The Man. Also, the feds apparently recommend deep-fried food - so if that potato had been, say, cut into strips and deep-fried, the little girl might've been given an award. Maybe the "President's Award For Eating Your Vegetables," or something else akin to the award we got back in the day from President Kennedy for showing up at gym class.

But no. She got shame and trauma, and chicken nuggets. What's your guess: do you think she ate those cafeteria veggies? Or were they still riding the tray when she stood in line to submit it to the dishwasher?

Let's just say, for the sake of right-wing tea-party private-sector business-owner Republican hatred, that she tossed 'em. That would mean this: your federal government paid to send a lunch inspector to school, paid him to throw away a lunch which included fruit and fruit juice and protein and complex carbs, paid the school to force-feed fried mystery-meat to a child, essentially threw away some mushy steamed vegetables, and sent a bill to a mother to take a couple more bucks out of the real economy. All this the product of good intentions gone off the rails in the name of public nutrition.

Your federal guv'mint is alive and well. But as long as it's run by statists, it's going to act like a vegetable for the rest of its life.

Michael Hume is a speaker, writer, and consultant specializing in helping people maximize their potential and enjoy inspiring lives. As part of his inspirational leadership mission, he coaches executives and leaders in growing their personal sense of well-being through wealth creation and management, along with personal vitality.

Michael and his wife, Kathryn, divide their time between homes in California and Colorado. They are very proud of their offspring, who grew up to include a homemaker, a rock star, a service talent, and a television expert. Two grandchildren also warm their hearts! Visit Michael's web site at http://michaelhume.net

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