Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Soup Nazi's at Work! -

No Soda Pop Sales In Schools

Just imagine you are a child. Enthusiastically going up to the school snack bar. The line is short! You get to the counter with money in hand and are told you cannot buy a PayDay. Nope. No Baby Ruth Bars either. Instead you are offered a nice juicy stick of celery. Without Peanut butter (you might be allergic to peanuts) or cream cheese (lactose you know) on it...

"Here you go!" says the nice, smiling lady behind the counter as she scoops up your 50 cents. "You want a nice Bottle of water to wash that down with?"

You request a couple alternatives to water, her expression changes to revulsion and you hear her sharp words, "No! We don't serve Root Beer or Dr. Pepper!"

You shake your head yes to the bottled water she offers and she collects another buck and a half for something you could get for free from the fountain down the hall. Except the water just dribbles from the fountain and you have to suck it out of the clogged bowl. (The school cannot afford regular maintenance of water fountains. They have more important things to spend money on.)

"What a ripoff!" you think as you shuffle off to the playground.


"It's for the children", I often hear as the 'powers that be' think of new ways to gyp the little ones from their parents money. The latest is Soda Pop sales in schools to end. Or nearly end. The little ones can thank disgraced, impeached, ex-president Bill Clinton. (rich, white guy, that sweeps in about $125,000 per speech in the U.S. and as much as $250,000 for those given abroad.)

New York Sun Headline: Clinton Group Announces Deal To Stop Most Soda Sales To Schools -

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's largest beverage distributors have agreed to halt nearly all sales of sodas to public schools - a step that will remove the sugary, caloric drinks from vending machines and cafeterias around the country.

Under the agreement announced Wednesday by the William J. Clinton Foundation, the companies also have agreed to sell only water, unsweetened juice and low-fat milks to elementary and middle schools, said Jay Carson, a spokesman for former President Clinton. Diet sodas would be sold only to high schools.

The agreement also likely will apply to many private and parochial schools, Carson said.

"I don't think anyone should underestimate the influence this agreement will have," said Susan Neely, president and CEO of the American Beverage Association, which has signed onto the deal. "I think other people are going to want to follow this agreement because it just makes sense."

Yeah! It makes sense for soda companies to package processed water and save money on the flavorings, sugars, caffeine and colorings that make soda what it is. I the meantime we once again have socialists taking away choices for people because "THEY KNOW BETTER THAN WE DO WHAT IS GOOD FOR US!"


If Soda Pop is so evil and bad then why doesn't William J. Clinton Foundation call for it to be outlawed straight out?

Forget teaching the children balance, self discipline, self control, moderation, restraint or anything else that helped make this country great. Let 'em run wild with no discipline and let the Soup Nazi's control the environment around them.

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