Monday, April 14, 2014

Junk Food Junkie Intervention

It all began when your Blog was a lad in junior high school.

In a move to appeal to the kids, school cafeterias began offering candy and soft drinks along with the usual fare of "Johnny Marzetti" and "Meatza Pizza," and those little cartons of milk.

How your Blog remembers augmenting his "mystery meat" lunch with a pack of "Rollo" candies.

As the young PC entered high school, vending machines began appearing in the school halls, offering everything from chips and candy bars to juices and sodas.

And oh, how the conservative adults screamed bloody murder.
"Just another symptom of a growing liberal permissiveness that will end civilization as we know it!" They cried.
Fast forward a whole lot of decades later.

By the early years of the 21st century, during the days of George Dubbya Bush, more kids were spending their lunch money at vending machines than in the cafeteria itself.

Your Blog knows. The Blog, Jr. was a high school student during that time.

In 2009, the newly minted First Lady, Michelle Obama, made it her cause to get kids to eat healthier.

             And this coming July, junk food will be officially banned from public schools.

You can read about it here.

So, are the conservatives who were outraged by the availability of junk food in schools in 1976 celebrating a victory after all these years.

Of course...

... they aren't.

Now they are screaming bloody murder over the enforced removal of junk food as...
"Just another symptom of a growing liberal nanny state, gub'mint overreach by the wife of the anti-business, anti-free market, tyrannical, Kenyan dictator-in-chief."
Junk food...

Conservatives were against it before they were for it. 

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