Hello and welcome to the wonderful world of the Dogpound where we do not approve of over over-zealous governmental controls. Did you know that under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kid Act of 2010 [catchy title] which lead to regulations at schools for breakfast and lunches, also gives power to the Agriculture Department to set nutrition standards for other food items sold during the school day? This means that some fund raising activities that use candy, or bake sales to raise money for supplies or school trips could come under the ever growing scrutiny of the government for their nutritional value. As you know, once the government is given an inch they will take two miles. I can see this happening in the near future: “This is Betty Miles reporting from the East Side Saint Mary’s Church where Pastor O’Brian was just arrested by the Federal Government. “Deacon Smith…you were at the church services today. Tell us in your own words what happened.” “Well, it all happened so fast. We had just finished the opening song and Pastor O’Brian was reading the church bulletin announcements about the need to support next week’s Sunday’s cake bake sale; we want to send 10 kids to Bible camp this year. All of the sudden a half a dozen guys jumped up from their seats, slapped on dark sunglasses, charged the podium, and escorted the Pastor out the back door and into a big black SUV.” “I see. Thank you Deacon.” “Now over here is one of the arresting agents. Agent Dickerson..Agent Dickerson; what are the charges?” The agent removes his sunglasses and stares into the camera, “The Pastor is being detained for the illegal promotion of non-nutritional food…especially in this instance…cake. So let this be a warning to the public…we are watching.” “Thank you Agent Dickerson.” Betty stops and puts her hand up to her ear piece, “Oh wait…there is breaking news over at the Wal-Mart. We now switch over to Stan Niles who is on the spot.” “ Thank you Betty. This is Stan Niles reporting from the Wal-Mart Super Store. Just behind me you can see a number of Girl Scouts being escorted out of the store, allegedly caught promoting cookies. More at 11. When will this madness end?” [Indeed..when?!]
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits. “ Dale Dauten
One day a salesman stopped by the Jammer Jones farm and knocked. Jammer’s wife Frannie came to the door. “Is your husband home, ma’am?” he asked. “Sure is. He’s over to the cow barn.” “Well, I’ve got something to show him, ma’am. Will I have any difficulty finding him?” “Shouldn’t have any difficulties. He’s the one with the beard and mustache.”
I always wanted to trace my family history...but it was too expensive...so I solved that problem...how?? I ran for public office.
Time to go and empty my refrigerator of all counter-ban. As always be good, play safe and remember to hide your cookies from prying eyes [and we know “who”].
JR and Max.