But Officer, I Like Ring Dings

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But Officer, I Like Ring Dings

They must be kidding. Say it isn’t so. In a nation where ideological policies have failed miserably over fifty years, the powers that be now want to determine what foods we can eat. Paving the road to Hell with good intentions might be a shovel-ready project, but if I wanted to be forced to eat a bowl of rice with my one allotted child, I would re-locate to Communist China.

Child abuse? That’s why we have juries in our system. 12 reasonable-minded citizens might not convict mom for serving cereal to her daughter, but that’s called America.

I have spent a lifetime focused on proper nutrition and exercise. Yet, I would vote not guilty. It’s called freedom. I became fond of the concept and would like to keep it. I sure hope Congressman Orwell is man enough to think of the consequences. Maybe, he should go home and have a drink. Whoops. Another post.

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  1. Frankly, I have no desire to go to China and if I wanted to eat a bowl of rice I will do it my way which is to have veggies on top and not the bland, way that most of china has it...As far as the 12 like minded folk - well makes one wonder if it might be slightly slanted and not even down the line?
    btw, what is a ring ding? is that a ding dong? if so, I had those when I was a kid... :-)

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  2. OOps, yeah I read that story too, thanks to another blogger friend, Max who brought it to my attention...this week and weekend I'm trying to just enjoy the simple things of life, and that's putting the news and newspaper far from my reach...but as I commented on Max's blog, I worry about those children....they are sure crying from someplace deep inside....I hope someone close to that family comes in and brings them back before we read something far worse in the papers...or hear it on the news...thanks for bringing this story to surface again...I believe somebody or bodies, need to come to the rescue quickly!

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  3. KBF: A ring ding is basically a round devil dog.

    Karen S: I think you are wise. I usually stay away from the news.

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  4. JJ, I live under a rock. What are you talking about?
    Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  5. I'm with Miriam on this. What was the story, exactly??

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  6. Sorry. Apparently, no one has seen this story. The legislature has proposed new regulations to ban TV commercials for cereal and other products containing too much sugar. I just went off the wall when I saw the story and did not consider that others might not have seen it. I hope you never do.

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  7. If that passes, what are the parents who have no jobs going to feed their children???

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  8. Judie: There you go. It sounds like we agree. In my world, BIG GOVERNMENT = less freedom.

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  9. I think the more responsibility the government takes for the safety and welfare of children, the less responsibility we put onto the parents to do that job. Shouldn't parents regulate how much sugar a kid has? Shouldn't parents do their job so that the government doesn't have to interfere? Lord, we are such a lazy-ass country sometimes.

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  10. Phoenix: There is just something about the way you reason things out. I wholeheartedly agree.

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  11. Sounds to me like some idiot politicians who shouldn't be in office are turning their backs on the really important things like bringing our troops home and our economy that is on the verge of a depression. No, instead of facing these things they're tryng to do anything else that they think might make them look important. But what do I know? I'm just a mom that feeds my kids any darn thing I want and they happen to be extremely healthy. I don't need anyone to tell me or to not tell me what to feed my family, I make my own choices. Don't we all?
    Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  12. Miriam: Exactly. Apparently, some of us need a government to guide us through life.

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  13. Ha ha :), I don't know anyone who admits to needing a government to guide their life. So, where did the government get that idea? :)

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  14. Miriam: I'm not sure, but I know it had something to do with money.

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