Thursday, May 17, 2012

More federal government genius at work


Excerpts: The rest at theblaze:

A Utah high school is learning the hard way that the government is serious about nudging students away from food it doesn’t want them to consume. Davis High School in the Salt Lake City area is having to fork over a whopping $15,000 in fines to the Feds because it accidentally sold soda through a vending machine during lunch.

Nudging? Yes, they're nudging us ... the way an elephant sometimes nudges his trainer to death.

Federal law requires the school to turn off its soda machines during the lunch period, which is 47 minutes a day. And Davis High school did turn off the machines in the lunch room. However, the school didn‘t realize that there was another machine in the school bookstore that wasn’t being turned off.

The Feds?  "Federal law?"  Wouldn't George Washington and the framers of the Constitution be so proud?  

They'd LOVE how the federal government is reaching its long slimy arm into your local school to ensure the soda machines are closed during lunch ... and then fining them a RIDICULOUS amount of money when a mistake is made.  

Hey, we have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY!!  Do you know why "zero tolerance policies exist? Specifically to thwart predatory lawyers potential lawsuits ... think about it.

Now the school is going to have to cut money to fine arts programs to make up the cost.

Cut money to the fine arts programs?  How about cutting money to the liberal brainwashing environmental science program?

But here’s where things really get nutty, so to speak. Davis High School Principal Dee Burton said that the law is disingenuous. For example, while students can’t buy soda, they can buy sugar-loaded sports drinks and even Snickers bars because they contain, you guessed it, nuts. In addition, students can buy soda earlier in the day before the machines get turned off and drink it during lunch. 

I think you're missing the point here Principal Burton.  They don't give a flaming damn about your kids, they just want to expand their reach and exercise power ... that's it.   And they do it for your own good through "science" or "health" or "safety" (or all three.)

And simple economics is at play, too. The ban isn’t forcing students to stop drinking or eating the sugar-laced food and drink. It’s just driving them to places where they can get it. 

“The misconception is if we don’t let kids buy candy and pop, we drive them to the cafeteria, it doesn’t drive them to the cafeteria it drives them off campus,” Burton told KUTV.

Really?  There's a misconception? By whom?  Not me. I'm not a stupid lib big government genius but even a lowly intellect such as my own would be able to predict this.

And "drives them off campus?"  Where I went to school one had to maintain a "B" average to take advantage of open campus rules, but I digress.  The point is, this is what happens with tyranny ... they just keep making more and more stupid and ineffective rules to try to close the loopholes.  This is difficult for them to do because they can't address the "problem" (your freedom) directly ... lest you begin to suspect.

1 comment:

ragweed said...

Federal Government genius (is there such an animal?)

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