Not so much evolving as blending with the background. I think he’s a gecko.
I am a gay man and I think the gay “mafia” is out of control. Like every other group the powers that be are more concerned with invites and profitability. You have a few rich/connected democrat gay men who are more concerned with their importance than they are with anything else. Hillaryis44 has a great piece on obama and gay rights- found on the right side of the page. It will become trendy and “important” to direct a bunch of people to beg their aunts and uncles if you love me to vote against Mc PALIN. Newt and Paul do not bother me at all.
I think Rick blew his load along time ago on the issue and independents will never get behind him.
Romney reminds me of a creepy uncle every time he speaks.
Shark jumping has become a national pastime.
Now there’s a sleepover I can support.
One more time my dream if Romney gets the nomination. I think we are fucked(never swore online before WMCB) but I would hope for some sort of Palin/Gingrich/Trump/Paul/Manchin/Tomney/Santorem/Bachman/Perry coalition to say country above party and run with Palin in a major role. Romney wins and so many will stay home then our middle class is fucked.
I think we’re so fucked, and no one is coming to our rescue. The only thing to do is smoke ‘em if you have ‘em and make some popcorn.
Happy 3 Years President Obama, you suck according to Gallup…..
meeeschelle may be trying to make her mark on feeding kids so-called heathy food, but the kids are not eating it
If you want to see what really happens in school at lunch, go to one of your local middle schools and ask to join the kids for lunch. Watch what the kids buy in the lunch line or unpack from their lunchboxes. See what they actually eat or trade away. Then take a peak in the trash cans at the end of the meal. The thing is, the kids really do like healthy food if it’s the right healthy food. The problem is that the “healthy food” that can be served on the budget that the school food services have is pretty disgusting. But the kids like salads and prefer sandwiches made with whole grain breads. They like fruit for dessert more than they like the dry cake with canned frosting. The salad bar at the school where I taught last had to be closed because too many kids were eating from it, and the food service couldn’t support it financially at that level of consumption. But no one really asks the kids why they won’t eat what the school serves. Middle school kids will tell you that they don’t like the stuff made with beans in school because it’s embarrassing to fart all afternoon.
I remember last year when Jamie Oliver went to LA to fix their lunch menu. He made a big deal out of the district fighting him over healthy dishes. So, they get rid of the flavored milk, and now kids don’t drink milk. They add weird salads and picky eaters throw it out. Kids are apparently not eating lunch at all rather than the crap in the LA school district.
You can’t use socialized school lunch for a “food revolution.” If kids are eating fast food or the like at home, they won’t like the fancy dishes at school. The problem with school lunch is that it’s too much of a business. They get money from the federal government for low-income students so they gear their programs to get the most participation and the most money. It took decades to turn school lunch into fast food. Switching overnight won’t fix anything.
So what do you suggest.
The school lunch program was not started as a way to feed poor children. It was a way for the government to subsidize farmers and businesses that processed food. Today it is definitely big business. The people who run the programs are limited in what they can buy and where they can buy it with the money they get from the government. The only discretionary funds they have is the money that the non-subsidized kids pay for lunch.
The bottom line is that kids will eat healthy food if it’s easy to eat, is not ethnic food out of the realm of their personal experience, and doesn’t cause gastric distress. Salads don’t need to be exotic to be healthy. The old school lunch standbys of a sandwich, a carton of milk, a piece of fruit, and maybe a cookie still play well with kids and can be made to be a healthy choice. Steam table burgers and fries and school pizza are disgusting to kids who go to McDonalds and Pizza Hut, and they will pass them up if the alternative is at all appealing. But trying to turn the kids on to brown rice and beans and vegetables they’ve never heard of is a leap too far. I’m sure Jamie Oliver’s heart was in the right place, but the first thing he had to do was to get buy in from the kids. If you ask them, they’ll give you an earful about lunch at school, and their suggestions about how to fix it would surprise Michelle, I’m sure.
a sandwich, a carton of milk, a piece of fruit, and maybe a cookie
That’s basically what my kids pack everyday (except water instead of milk):
- a sandwich (usually turkey/ham plus lettuce or else pbj)
- a fruit
- baggie of chips or pretzels or a granola bar or a cookie
On the one hand – boring, otoh comforting in its familiarity.
When I was a kid there was always a serving of veggies on a “hot lunch.”
99% of those veggies went into the trash uneaten.
backtrack and jarrett call for help with state of union speech.
I have been following myiq here from the other blog where he started out. I love this blog and the community of commentators. Thanks for your voices and openness of viewpoints. This is a very unique community, a rare find, in politics and social commentaries.
I just want to let you know that for the last 6-8 months, your blog front page takes a long time to load up, and when I open the post comments, it takes even longer. Inevitably, my browser, firefox, always freezes, either with the front page or the comments page, each time I visit. As a result, I have had to stop reading the comments and just read your posts. Can you please do something about your front page, tweak it somehow, so that it does not take so long to upload? I think this will free the comments pages to upload faster as well.
Thanks once again for your presence on the web.
Is the problem worse when there are embedded videos in the post?
I hope I am not responding too late. The problem is worse when there are embedded videos, but my browser freezes up even on your front page. Opening up individual posts like I used to is out of the question now.
My experience is that Firefox has been much better than when I used IE. Going along with myiq, I wonder if you’re using dialup, as that used to cause all kinds of problems for me. Also, if you don’t have Firefox 9, try upgrading.
Does it make a difference in loading speed if you are logged into wordpress before you click on the blog?
Sometimes a Java update does the trick.
It’s the videos. I recommend when you want to include videos in a post that you do them “below the fold”. So at least the main front page is pretty instantaneous. That won’t help with full post pages of course. But probably worth the effort of making a habit of that.
And of course what really slows down a full post load is when there are lots of videos in the comments too. The ideal solution would be that those load lazily so the page is there instantly, and then slowly individual videos populate the page. But that’s a WP issue. Maybe there is some way to do better with that.
I would go to Firefox and check to see if my plugins were all up to date.
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Owies cheered an entirely different kind of protest music this week.