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Response to Reply #75
135. And you can't vouch that they did
Edited on Fri Feb-27-09 10:46 AM by WolverineDG
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  -Low-income children shamed by cheese sandwich policy ccharles000  Feb-26-09 10:51 PM   #0 
  - If parents can't afford the regular priced lunches, they can get free or reduced priced lunches. If  ogneopasno   Feb-26-09 10:52 PM   #1 
  - Do you know how many minority children are lactose intolerant?  pnwmom   Feb-26-09 10:55 PM   #5 
  - Why single out minorities? I hope those parents read the handbook when it comes home where it says  ogneopasno   Feb-26-09 10:56 PM   #8 
  - Because there is much more lactose intolerance among African and Asian  pnwmom   Feb-27-09 01:01 AM   #48 
  - Yeah, them damn white people picking on lactose intolerant minorities.  acmavm   Feb-27-09 04:55 AM   #72 
  - You can't vouch for the fact that no one might have unintentionally  pnwmom   Feb-27-09 05:12 AM   #75 
  - give it up  shari   Feb-27-09 05:27 AM   #78 
  - I haven't accused anyone of racism. I doubt that it's common knowledge  pnwmom   Feb-27-09 05:44 AM   #83 
     - yeah....  shari   Feb-27-09 05:50 AM   #85 
     - I agree -- it wasn't intentional. Just unfortunate. I hope schools do offer  pnwmom   Feb-27-09 06:46 AM   #96 
     - Milk does NOT do a body good.  buzzycrumbhunger   Feb-27-09 06:23 PM   #192 
  - God that's stupid.  acmavm   Feb-27-09 06:38 AM   #91 
  - I'm sorry it's beyond your comprehension. n/t  pnwmom   Feb-27-09 06:44 AM   #95 
     - What is wrong with you? Are one of these nuts here  acmavm   Feb-27-09 07:43 AM   #98 
        - You have an interesting way of grossly overreacting.  pnwmom   Feb-27-09 02:58 PM   #166 
           - Of course it does. You used one of the cheapest and most disgusting  acmavm   Feb-27-09 03:50 PM   #173 
              - When did I "cry racist"? n/t  pnwmom   Feb-27-09 03:53 PM   #174 
                 - Now you're just trying to be cute. I'm not the only one who called you on  acmavm   Feb-27-09 03:55 PM   #175 
                    - There is nothing in that quote or in anything else I've written to support  pnwmom   Feb-27-09 04:15 PM   #176 
                       - Ok so you made the remarks out of ignorance. I can understand that.  acmavm   Feb-27-09 04:41 PM   #177 
                          - Get a grip. n/t  pnwmom   Feb-27-09 04:43 PM   #179 
  - And you can't vouch that they did  WolverineDG   Feb-27-09 10:45 AM   #135 
  - *ahem*  Lance_Boyle   Feb-28-09 11:12 AM   #200 
  - Are African- and Asian-Americans completely incapable of telling the school to not give their kids  ogneopasno   Feb-27-09 06:43 AM   #94 
  - Nah! It's just one great big plot. By the way, would this mean  acmavm   Feb-27-09 08:10 AM   #101 
     - Wow you are a piece of work, aren't you? You're like Jessica Savitch on a bender.  closeupready   Feb-27-09 09:51 AM   #112 
        - I don't have to STFU ever. Not because of you. And yes you  acmavm   Feb-27-09 10:18 AM   #123 
        - Hey, Nebraska - you got running water yet?  closeupready   Feb-27-09 10:20 AM   #124 
           - Um, yeah, Nebraska has running water and cell phones. We're actually  TwilightGardener   Feb-27-09 10:28 AM   #126 
           - Just one of our resident morans. Pay no mind.  acmavm   Feb-27-09 12:12 PM   #155 
           - I am soooooooo impressed and hurt! I guess I'll just have to go  acmavm   Feb-27-09 10:29 AM   #127 
        - You might pay attention instead of this...  JuniperLea   Feb-27-09 05:12 PM   #184 
           - If you believe that there are 'black people' and 'white people'  closeupready   Feb-27-09 09:38 PM   #196 
  - Oh man, I thought there were live ones on the other thread  WolverineDG   Feb-27-09 10:39 AM   #132 
  - Are you denying the lunchroom racism plot?  AngryAmish   Feb-27-09 10:53 AM   #139 
     - Most definitely nt  WolverineDG   Feb-27-09 11:01 AM   #143 
     - Where did this talk about a "plot" come in?  pnwmom   Feb-27-09 03:07 PM   #167 
     - I am  JuniperLea   Feb-27-09 05:13 PM   #186 
  - This minority says...  AyanEva   Feb-27-09 10:59 AM   #141 
  - 'Scuse me...  JuniperLea   Feb-27-09 05:05 PM   #182 
  - "crap-filled lunches" is right.  bulloney   Feb-27-09 05:30 AM   #79 
  - And those kids will get a different sandwich  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-26-09 11:40 PM   #18 
  - Do you know how many minority children are lactose intolerant?  pnwmom   Feb-26-09 10:55 PM   #6 
     - There are a lot of kids with peanut allergies too...so let them eat bread? No  madmom   Feb-27-09 11:03 AM   #144 
     - Indeed...  JuniperLea   Feb-27-09 05:16 PM   #188 
        - You and me both, I would be tickled pink if some one gave my kids a cheese sandwich if  madmom   Feb-27-09 05:53 PM   #191 
     - Do you know how many white kids are?  JuniperLea   Feb-27-09 05:14 PM   #187 
  - It'd be a whole lot cheaper to just sew a scarlet letter on their shirts  leftstreet   Feb-26-09 10:53 PM   #2 
  - I say P for Poor...  JuniperLea   Feb-27-09 05:10 PM   #183 
  - I've said this before about the homeless -  TBF   Feb-26-09 10:53 PM   #3 
  - Stupid, nasty policy. And the minority children who are often lactose-intolerant?  pnwmom   Feb-26-09 10:54 PM   #4 
  - I'm 'white' as 'white' gets and lactose intolerant to boot. And you're  acmavm   Feb-27-09 08:55 AM   #107 
     - Is that Kansas in your avatar?  closeupready   Feb-27-09 09:52 AM   #113 
        - Well, if isn't that a lot of relevant info to this post. What's got your  acmavm   Feb-27-09 09:57 AM   #114 
           - Your extremely derisive tone. This is supposed to be a friendly board, not one  closeupready   Feb-27-09 10:07 AM   #118 
              - I KNEW you'd be back. Like a lemming looking for the shoreline,  acmavm   Feb-27-09 10:12 AM   #119 
                 - Please quote me the part where I accused "whitey of a plot to poison  pnwmom   Feb-27-09 03:12 PM   #168 
  - I one little kid has to eat a cheese sandwich, they all should have to eat cheese sandwiches. Who  lonestarnot   Feb-26-09 10:55 PM   #7 
  - I honestly don't understand the outrage over this  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-26-09 11:42 PM   #19 
     - I guess lots of DUers don't like cheese  hfojvt   Feb-27-09 03:08 AM   #58 
     - Yea, so many deadbeat k-12 students out there these days.  JTFrog   Feb-27-09 04:44 AM   #69 
     - it's the parents who are deadbeats  hfojvt   Feb-27-09 12:06 PM   #153 
        - "Revenge is a dish best served cold."  JTFrog   Feb-27-09 12:15 PM   #156 
     - Not if it's a sign showing one kid to be different from another  JuniperLea   Feb-27-09 05:23 PM   #189 
     - What is 'lactose intolerance' exactly? How does it manifest? I read that it  jhrobbins   Feb-27-09 07:57 AM   #99 
     - In most people, it's symptoms like indigestion, gas, colon pain, etc.  pnwmom   Feb-27-09 03:17 PM   #170 
     - No kidding nt  WolverineDG   Feb-27-09 10:40 AM   #133 
  - They can play football with bundles of cash in Iraq but we can't feed school children.  EFerrari   Feb-26-09 10:57 PM   #9 
  - In washington, the threshold for reduced price lunch is higher than I thought.  lumberjack_jeff   Feb-26-09 10:59 PM   #10 
  - And I think we feed the kids first and sort it out later.  EFerrari   Feb-26-09 11:01 PM   #11 
     - Perhaps the "sorting out" would involve a visit to the home of parents who don't feed their kids.  lumberjack_jeff   Feb-26-09 11:06 PM   #12 
     - How well do you know CPS? They're nothing to write home about.  EFerrari   Feb-26-09 11:36 PM   #16 
     - In my area, on the first day of school, the student brings home a reduced lunch form.  lumberjack_jeff   Feb-27-09 08:10 AM   #100 
        - Thank you for being a voice of reason n/t  Ms. Toad   Feb-27-09 10:36 AM   #129 
        - That's fine in theory. In practice, we're talking about children, not livestock.  EFerrari   Feb-27-09 12:51 PM   #158 
     - Sure  Missy Vixen   Feb-27-09 12:03 AM   #25 
     - Okay I will stop at the grocery store tomorrow morning and buy some bread and cheese  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-26-09 11:47 PM   #20 
        - Let them eat bailout!  EFerrari   Feb-26-09 11:50 PM   #22 
           - Bailout with cheese!  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-26-09 11:59 PM   #23 
              - They were broke twenty years ago. You all must be keeping things together  EFerrari   Feb-27-09 12:03 AM   #24 
  - Why don't they just put crowns on the kids who paid?  omega minimo   Feb-26-09 11:08 PM   #13 
  - OMG.  shari   Feb-26-09 11:13 PM   #14 
  - At least grill the damn sandwich  Lorien   Feb-26-09 11:16 PM   #15 
  - Maybe there isn't a grill  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-26-09 11:48 PM   #21 
  - grillin' costs extry  omega minimo   Feb-27-09 12:24 AM   #31 
  - really? Because I would rather eat a cold sandwich than a greasy one.  hfojvt   Feb-27-09 03:11 AM   #59 
  - Revenge?  JTFrog   Feb-27-09 04:49 AM   #70 
  - I love cheese sandwiches,eat them all the time. My SO and i used to argue about  madmom   Feb-27-09 11:11 AM   #146 
  - I loooove grilled cheese sandwiches.  dkf   Feb-28-09 11:05 AM   #199 
  - I think the kids are getting a well balanced meal  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-26-09 11:38 PM   #17 
  - Cry me a river...  Cid_B   Feb-27-09 12:14 AM   #26 
  - I say send the parents a bill... parents can then prove hardship or neglect.  wroberts189   Feb-27-09 12:19 AM   #27 
  - That's a good idea.  EFerrari   Feb-27-09 12:24 AM   #32 
  - They've been doing that - and it wasn't working. n/t  Ms. Toad   Feb-27-09 10:38 AM   #131 
  - This policy was implemented only after  Ms. Toad   Feb-27-09 12:21 AM   #28 
  - Who the hell is telling these kids eating a sandwich and fruit is a BAD THING?  SmileyRose   Feb-27-09 12:22 AM   #29 
  - Carnivores  omega minimo   Feb-27-09 12:24 AM   #30 
     - Too bad we don't have a dictator here so our kids could have a morning snack  EFerrari   Feb-27-09 12:25 AM   #33 
        - mmmmmmmmmmmm  omega minimo   Feb-27-09 12:27 AM   #35 
           - snort  SmileyRose   Feb-27-09 12:28 AM   #36 
              - hey there, pass the Victory Gin  omega minimo   Feb-27-09 12:31 AM   #38 
  - HOW CAN YE 'AVE ANY PUDDING EF YE DON'T EAT YER MEAT??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!  omega minimo   Feb-27-09 12:26 AM   #34 
  - Low income. Might be the best meal they get that day.  flvegan   Feb-27-09 12:29 AM   #37 
  - Yes and valuable lessons in public humiliation and rejection for the crime of being poor  omega minimo   Feb-27-09 12:31 AM   #39 
     - Really. Why is it public humiliation?  flvegan   Feb-27-09 12:58 AM   #47 
        - how is it not? do you remember school? you like a scarlet letter or yellow/pink triangle to wear?  omega minimo   Feb-27-09 01:36 AM   #53 
        - According to my daughter,  Ms. Toad   Feb-27-09 10:46 AM   #136 
        - Because kids feel badly when they stand out.  EFerrari   Feb-27-09 01:37 AM   #54 
        - Hmmmmm....  shari   Feb-27-09 02:27 AM   #56 
        - I can't believe you can't see how it wouldn't be.  Forkboy   Feb-27-09 08:40 AM   #103 
  - Depends. Is it Gubmint Cheese?  omega minimo   Feb-27-09 12:35 AM   #40 
  - I'm drawn to the classism in these threads like a moth to a flame  leftstreet   Feb-27-09 12:39 AM   #41 
  - If they're bad, it's Cold Cheese Food Product ----- from a CAN  omega minimo   Feb-27-09 12:44 AM   #43 
  - A cheese sandwich is better than nothing  WolverineDG   Feb-27-09 11:00 AM   #142 
  - Am re-reading "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"  Iwillnevergiveup   Feb-27-09 12:39 AM   #42 
  - if i were hungry at lunch, i would appreciate a cheese sandwich...  1   Feb-27-09 12:47 AM   #44 
  - What if you were lactose intolerant? Would you appreciate it then? n/t  JTFrog   Feb-27-09 04:50 AM   #71 
  - It's one of my favorite lunches....  GoCubsGo   Feb-27-09 10:23 AM   #125 
  - It's crappy, but what is the school expected to do?  cynatnite   Feb-27-09 12:52 AM   #45 
  - Figure out a way to not intentionally ostracize impressionable youngsters?  omega minimo   Feb-27-09 12:54 AM   #46 
     - here's a thought. feed them all fucking cheese sandwiches...  1   Feb-27-09 01:02 AM   #49 
     - That's not "lowest" -- that's VEGETARIAN  omega minimo   Feb-27-09 01:34 AM   #52 
     - Give them all cheese sandwiches. n/t  cynatnite   Feb-27-09 01:21 AM   #51 
  - That's not a bad lunch.  InvisibleTouch   Feb-27-09 01:17 AM   #50 
  - I always packed a lunch, too...  GoCubsGo   Feb-27-09 10:49 AM   #137 
  - when I was a kid  shari   Feb-27-09 02:11 AM   #55 
  - I really hate this idea  BamaGirl   Feb-27-09 02:57 AM   #57 
  - Oh bullshit (yes, I'm just gonna say it)!!!!  Mind_your_head   Feb-27-09 03:26 AM   #60 
  - Well said.  shari   Feb-27-09 03:42 AM   #61 
  - Way to completely miss the point that this measure doesn't address the parents at all  EFerrari   Feb-27-09 03:48 AM   #62 
  - No,  shari   Feb-27-09 03:55 AM   #63 
  - And you are also pushing the problem off on the kids. n/t  EFerrari   Feb-27-09 03:58 AM   #64 
  - Kids are just adults 'waiting to happen'.....and they often LEARN  Mind_your_head   Feb-27-09 04:08 AM   #65 
  - Giving kids the opportunity to be responsible is not the same  EFerrari   Feb-27-09 12:21 PM   #157 
  - Whatever.  shari   Feb-27-09 04:10 AM   #66 
     - Shari, you're right!  Mind_your_head   Feb-27-09 04:17 AM   #67 
     - Thank-you  shari   Feb-27-09 04:29 AM   #68 
     - You've missed the entire point of this thread, starting with the Subject line.  EFerrari   Feb-27-09 02:20 PM   #162 
     - I survived, too, and raised a brother while I was at it.  EFerrari   Feb-27-09 02:19 PM   #161 
  - the kids can't even tie their shoes... let alone make a lunch..  lib2DaBone   Feb-27-09 07:01 PM   #193 
  - The problems of the parents  shari   Feb-27-09 05:08 AM   #74 
     - Well, no, they're not. It's one thing to teach your children consideration  EFerrari   Feb-27-09 12:07 PM   #154 
  - It isn't about the kindness of feeding them. It's about stigmatizing them.  JTFrog   Feb-27-09 04:56 AM   #73 
     - Still the fault of the parents.  shari   Feb-27-09 05:14 AM   #76 
     - Sorry, that caps lock thing still isn't working for me.  JTFrog   Feb-27-09 05:27 AM   #77 
     - so....  shari   Feb-27-09 05:31 AM   #80 
        - Again, the child shouldn't be punished for the responsibility of the parent.  JTFrog   Feb-27-09 05:34 AM   #81 
           - Then  shari   Feb-27-09 05:41 AM   #82 
              - Again, you're trying to make it the kid's responsibility. There are adults at the school.  JTFrog   Feb-27-09 05:47 AM   #84 
                 - I'm under the impression  shari   Feb-27-09 05:57 AM   #86 
                    - At what point do you consider it the child's responsibility?  JTFrog   Feb-27-09 06:03 AM   #87 
                       - well  shari   Feb-27-09 06:18 AM   #88 
                       - I'll tell you something....  shari   Feb-27-09 06:31 AM   #90 
                          - I knew someone would play the "I had to go through it, so can they" gambit.  Forkboy   Feb-27-09 08:43 AM   #105 
                          - LOL! My poor brother had to live through my 12 yr old cooking for five years.  EFerrari   Feb-27-09 02:24 PM   #163 
                          - Oh cry me a river. I guess we need to erect a shrine to you.  acmavm   Feb-27-09 01:49 PM   #160 
     - Sins of the fathers are the sins of the sons, I suppose.  LanternWaste   Feb-27-09 08:20 AM   #102 
     - Punish the children for their parent's mistakes.  Forkboy   Feb-27-09 08:41 AM   #104 
     - Are they "stigmatized" because they don't have name brand sneakers. or the latest video game, or  madmom   Feb-27-09 11:28 AM   #147 
  - If they're poor, why don't they apply for free/reduced?  donco6   Feb-27-09 06:28 AM   #89 
  - Any time you "single out" or make a child or children different from their peers in a  michaz   Feb-27-09 06:39 AM   #92 
  - They aren't being singled out  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-27-09 06:43 AM   #93 
  - We are in the middle of an economic crisis. Time to stop pretending this is 1980.  kickysnana   Feb-27-09 07:24 AM   #97 
  - That's actually not a bad lunch at all. I will say, as a parent, that I often FORGET to pay  TwilightGardener   Feb-27-09 08:46 AM   #106 
  - that's really cheesy  omega minimo   Feb-27-09 09:11 AM   #108 
  - Booooo....hissssss......  TwilightGardener   Feb-27-09 09:17 AM   #109 
  - I'm been a lunch account deadbeat a few times  fed_up_mother   Feb-27-09 09:39 AM   #110 
  - Not a big deal here, either--my kids honestly don't care, they just  TwilightGardener   Feb-27-09 09:47 AM   #111 
  - "I don't consider it shameful at all"  Lyric   Feb-27-09 10:00 AM   #115 
     - There's no stigma for free lunch in our school  fed_up_mother   Feb-27-09 10:03 AM   #117 
     - Nobody is ridiculing my kids (well, not for the lunch thing, anyway).  TwilightGardener   Feb-27-09 10:14 AM   #121 
     - I agree, Lyric. I also was a poor child.  I Have A Dream   Feb-27-09 11:45 AM   #150 
  - A cold cheese sandwich, fruit, and a milk carton sounds a lot like what I ate for lunch as a child  slackmaster   Feb-27-09 10:03 AM   #116 
  - Too Bad So Sad. I Think It's Great They Even Get The Sandwich.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Feb-27-09 10:13 AM   #120 
  - Gee look how lucky your are Kid ,, You got a cheese sandwich , isn't 'That Great!'  bahrbearian   Feb-27-09 07:13 PM   #194 
  - I wanted to give you a thoughtful response-  Mother Of Four   Feb-27-09 10:15 AM   #122 
  - Similar response from my daughter  Ms. Toad   Feb-27-09 10:57 AM   #140 
  - So, contrary to many reports on these threads, if it didn't happen in your experience  EFerrari   Feb-27-09 02:30 PM   #164 
     - Are you intentionally misreading?  Mother Of Four   Feb-27-09 03:14 PM   #169 
        - No, I asked a question because I didn't know if I was reading you right.  EFerrari   Feb-27-09 03:34 PM   #172 
           - Hokley dokey-  Mother Of Four   Feb-27-09 05:13 PM   #185 
              - I think school uniforms may be a good solution in a lot of settings, too.  EFerrari   Feb-27-09 05:49 PM   #190 
  - in my kid's school,this is called an "If you forget your lunch money"thing  w8liftinglady   Feb-27-09 10:29 AM   #128 
  - Here in Pittsburgh  dropkickpa   Feb-27-09 10:38 AM   #130 
  - My Mom wouldve slapped my head off for complaining about free food.  bunnies   Feb-27-09 10:40 AM   #134 
  - you made me spit iced tea. You, me and Bill Cosby must have had the same Mom.  SmileyRose   Feb-27-09 11:49 AM   #151 
  - In a nation were we throw out millions of tons of food annually due to  Javaman   Feb-27-09 10:53 AM   #138 
  - I'd love to, but sadly, food costs money.  donco6   Feb-27-09 11:36 AM   #148 
  - It sounds like the game is rigged to deny you funding.  EFerrari   Feb-27-09 12:57 PM   #159 
     - We've fought it for years and years and years.  donco6   Feb-27-09 05:03 PM   #180 
  - The cheese sandwich, fruit, and milk IS a free lunch  Mind_your_head   Feb-27-09 10:12 PM   #197 
  - My daugher's school does something similar  cherish44   Feb-27-09 11:10 AM   #145 
  - We don't do PBJ because of the peanut allergy thing.  donco6   Feb-27-09 11:38 AM   #149 
  - That's what my daughter's school does too, unless the child has an allergy  gollygee   Feb-27-09 03:23 PM   #171 
  - I got a note from my daughter's school after I went a week w/o paying  Amelie   Feb-27-09 11:57 AM   #152 
  - Did the school ask why you hadn't paid? Did they ask if you needed  snappyturtle   Feb-27-09 04:42 PM   #178 
     - Nope  Amelie   Feb-28-09 10:51 AM   #198 
        - I am so sorry you've had to experience this lack of concern for  snappyturtle   Feb-28-09 02:49 PM   #201 
  - I bet the kids don't mind the sandwiches but it does let everybody know who's  AlCzervik   Feb-27-09 02:31 PM   #165 
  - Class warfare  JuniperLea   Feb-27-09 05:04 PM   #181 
  - There is no shame in coming from a poor family  santamargarita   Feb-27-09 07:23 PM   #195 
 

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