California Parents Lose One More Right As State Limits Kids’ Menu Drinks To Water Or Milk

 

This story is not big as the lightbulb, shower head or toilet water restrictions the government has imposed. Maybe not as big a story on a ban on plastic straws. Just a reminder on a Saturday that the march on our liberties moves forward unabated. Just an update for my Saturday Flashback

Remember Mooch Obama bans fried foods and Frosted Flakes at Daycare Centers

Centers will be allowed to serve cheese, cottage cheese, and yogurt, as long as it has fewer than 23 grams of sugar per 6 ounces. The first version of the regulation would have banned cheese, cottage cheese, and “cheese food, or spread.”

The government said it will allow daycare centers to break the rules for special occasions like birthdays, but urged centers to “use discretion.”

Back to the latest control:

Yes, the rumors are true. California lawmakers passed a state law that forces restaurants within the state to offer only select beverages on children’s menus. Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1192 into law in late September and it easily passed in both the State and the Assembly. Support for the nanny state law flew under the guise of what’s healthiest for the children.

The default options for beverages on children’s menus have been forced to change to unflavored milk and water.

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Should the government dictate what drinks a restaurant can serve to patrons? Do you want the government to decide what is healthiest for your children? When you go to McDonald’s, are you there for a fat-free kale smoothie? Is this giving you flashbacks to Nanny Bloomberg’s large drink ban in New York? (Which, I might add, was finally struck down in court as unconstitutional.)

That is precisely what is happening in California right as we speak. You are probably not surprised, but at the same time, when will the insanity stop?

Nothing against dairy on this site, but it does cause some problems for a lot of people. So who is to say that prompting the parent to “choose” milk is automatically healthier than the occasional soda drink? One could surmise that orange juice is healthier than soda until you see how it’s made and realize that it’s not the wholesome fruit-based drink we think it is.

Previously, California banned the sale of soda pop in schools. But, teens then apparently took to sports drinks.

Intellectual Takeout says:

As a 2013 study on the effects of soda bans published in the International Journal of Behavior Nutrition and Physical Activity warned, “State laws that ban soda but allow other SSBs [sugar-sweetened beverages] may lead students to substitute other non-soda SSBs.” (Unsurprisingly, California lawmakers also tried to ban sports drinks in schools in 2010. They failed, but the USDA passed a nationwide ban in 2013).

[…]A 2018 UCLA study found that while adolescent soda consumption was down in California, sugar consumption overall was still on the rise.

 

H/T full story Zero Hedge

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Flashback Obama: First drag queen performs at White House

 

Everyone is going haywire over Kanye West and his performance at the white House and what a disgrace. Nothing like what went on before. For my Saturday’s flashback I give you

Trumps honor the White House far from Obamas drag queen show

So let’s remind ourselves of the insults given in our previous administration and give the Trumps a big thank you. Here is how Obama treated the White House.

 

Local D.C. drag queen Shi-Queeta Lee was invited to perform and mother served the kids some Tina Turner tease, performing (and dropping into a split for) “Proud Mary.” Shi-Queeta may have been the first drag queen to perform at The White House, though honestly, who knows what J. Edgar Hoover was doing on the weekends.

The briefing was live-streamed on whitehouse.gov, but in case you missed it, Ms. Lee shared the video of her performance for the world to enjoy and kick a leg.

On Thursday, The White House hosted the Transgender Community Briefing, whose mission, according to the Washington Blade, was to “unite transgender leaders and other community members to discuss policy issues affecting the transgender community and to celebrate the cultural accomplishments of the community.”

Move the clip to about 3 minutes to get the full effect if you are short on time.

More than a Hat Tip goes to OUT

Then there is always

Michelle Obama hosts first White House Bump and Grind Dance Event

I think this enough to prove my point.

 

Hurricanes – Lessons and how I survived and you can too

 

A year ago exactly, Hurricane Irma strafed the west coast of Florida. At first, we were given promises via the “European model” that the West Coast would be spared. Any moment it would veer east and sail off to landfalls other than Fort Myers. For a week prior to landfall, we had watched it move west, inch by inch. Those pretty little lines didn’t seem to want to hold fast with a determined path. Anyway it was a Cat one. Florida has had those. Lots… we can manage. Heck, there already had been two false alarms with the hurricanes meandering benignly out to sea

Then to our horror, not only did Irma move west, it was now a cat two, then three, then 4 – catastrophic. And the bull’s eye? Fort Myers.

Let me cut to the chase…Don’t let this happen to you! Clearly it was time to move out. It seemed that there was time. But there wasn’t. Not even close. Mandatory evacuations were implemented.

No motels in the Florida were available. I headed North. Filled the car with all the stuff I could with a certainty that I would never see my home again. Gas lines were everywhere by this time. Less than half a tank by now. It was time to call it quits. Florida on its main highways have overhead billboards giving updates on traffic usually. Now it was telling you to call Red Cross and find the nearest shelter. I had reached a good distance almost to the Georgia border. I would live and survive.

First don’t do what I did. Don’t wait. Don’t end up in a shelter if you have the finances and transportation. It’s not fun. I spent three days in a shelter on the florida border with other kind souls who were worried about us and took wonderful care. I was one of the lucky ones. This shelter had just opened up in a school for the overflow. The Lord took care of me big time. There were about 60 of us.

Why move out? Because there are not even close to enough shelters to care for the millions who are on the move.

Second. Gas. It’s a big problem. Going North everyone is filling up with cans and their cars. After the storm it’s even worse. Fuel trucks are allocated to the National Guard and first responders. Diesel will be trucked in first. The government wants the tractor trailers to haul in food and water and supplies. Most of the supermarkets had been emptied out. What was left probably had spoiled. Even after I got back home after the storm, it was close to at least ten days before gas was half plentiful. The 1970’s gas lines were back.

Download Gas Buddy app. Gas Buddy

It works best on the phone.

It will be a godsend. Good Samaritans will be kind enough to let you know as soon a station re-opens, which is an on and off proposition, and what the prices are and if all grades are available. It’s good to have anyway. Easy shopping. You don’t need the premium app.

Finally, let us not forget that the National Guard, and all those who take care of us have families and homes and they are just as worried as we were. Yet they willingly sacrifice for us. Don’t burden them if you don’t have to.

If I have not done enough to scare the you know what out of you, let me give you a couple of clips of the Fort Myers shelter. For those who had neither the money or transportation to escape. Be safe. Get out-of-the-way. Train, bus, car. You won’t regret it.

 

Here is an update on the worried folks who were trying to get in. 500 shelters for hundreds of thousands evacuees.

 

The epilogue. My House was spared.  A month later I decided to return North and am living happily ever after.

 

Former Planned Parenthood Head Richards: ‘The Future is Latina’

 

 

It might be bad enough that we taxpayers are doling out the big bucks to Planned Parenthood to do the evil work they do, but now we hear from the former head what the future holds. Oh they very much would like to have all these “wise Latina women’ running country now wouldn’t they?

A recent report has revealed that Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, received over $1.5 billion in taxpayer funds from 2013 to 2015.

The report was made public last week, and the findings are astounding.

Over a three-year period, Planned Parenthood and its affiliates spent $288 million in federal funds. They also received $1.2 billion in funding from Medicaid, which combines federal and state funds.

That adds up to a whopping total of $1.5 billion in taxpayer funds from federal health programs. Heritage

 

Remember this?

Clinton pays Planned Parenthood campaign funds to ‘get out the vote’

Back to the story:

Richards: “Women are done waiting their turn or asking for permission,” she said. “We are reclaiming our time.”

Cecile Richards, the former president of Planned Parenthood, said recent wins by Latinas running for political office indicate that “the future is Latina.”

“I know you can’t tell this story enough … When she is sworn into office, she will be the youngest woman ever to be in Congress. They are proof that yes, the future is Latina,” Richards told an audience at an annual conference hosted by UnidosUS.

Richards was referencing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old who delivered a shocking upset in last month’s Democratic primary against Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., the number four Democrat in the House.

She also noted the wins of Elizabeth Guzman and Hala Ayala, members of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Washington Examiner

 

Law Firm behind junk Russian Dossier behind fake hit on Jim Jordan

 

While we were out celebrating the founding of our Nation, one of the swamp’s snakes let out its evil venom in the form of an attack on Congressman Jim Jordan. MSNBC Morning’s Joe and smirkie Mika were relishing the notion this morning that one of the few stalwart defenders of liberty just might be taken out. Better yet, the snake’s nest was none other than the law firm the Democrats have been using to launder their filthy money in doing so:

 

The DC Swamp unleashed a smear campaign on Jim Jordan Tuesday morning, accusing him of turning a blind eye to sexual abuse as Ohio State wrestling coach… 20 years ago!

Rep. Jim Jordan has been hammering Rosenstein and the FBI over their corruption, Russia probe and Spygate.

The Ohio Congressman also just announced his House Speakership bid plans; he’s a Freedom Caucus founder and very popular with Trump supporters.

The law firm handling the probe into abuse allegations at Ohio State and targeting Jim Jordan is none other than Perkins Coie. Yes, the same Perkins Coie Hillary Clinton used during the 2016 election to stealth pay for her dirty, fake Russia dossier.

Last fall Glenn Simpson revealed in Congressional testimony that the Clinton campaign and Democrat Party were the financial backers behind Fusion GPS’s Trump dossier project.

The House Intelligence Committee released a 165-page transcript of testimony given on Nov. 14 by Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson.

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Fusion in turn hired Steele, an ex-MI6 officer who operates a private intelligence firm in London.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barack Obama also hired Fusion GPS to investigate Mitt Romney and also hid the payments through Perkins Coie.

“As had become standard practice in the shadowy world of ‘oppo’ research, the Obama campaign’s payments to Fusion GPS were never publicly disclosed; the money paid to the investigative firm was reported on campaign disclosure reports as legal bills to the campaign’s law firm, Perkins Coie,” the book reads.

The Obama for America committee paid Perkins Coie around $3 million during the 2012 election cycle, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission, A vast majority of the payments were earmarked for “Legal Services.”

NBC reported:

Rep. Jim Jordan, the powerful Republican congressman from Ohio, is being accused by former wrestlers he coached more than two decades ago at Ohio State University of failing to stop the team doctor from molesting them and other students.

The university announced in April that it was investigating accusations that Dr. Richard Strauss, who died in 2005, abused team members when he was the team doctor from the mid-1970s to late 1990s.

Jordan, who was assistant wrestling coach at the university from 1986 to 1994, has repeatedly said he knew nothing of the abuse until former students began speaking out this spring. His denials, however, have been met with skepticism and anger from some former members of the wrestling team.

More at  Gateway Pundit

If you missed Tuesday’s post, more tomorrow:

Happy Independence Day! – This is my country!

 

 

This Is My Country – Mormon Tabernacle Choir gives us some music to send us on our way in having a wonderful holiday with family and friends.

We are so blessed to live in this wonderful Republic. We will never forget the sacrifices so many have made so that we may enjoy this day. Wishing all the very best for today!

 

Ca Dems trys to pass law against “fake news” creates Ministry of Truth

 

For some reason I don’t think this will end well. We already have “censors” concerning social media. Now California wants to legislate the truth and chose who does this? The left has been working on this for years. They never rest.

“California’s version of the Ministry of Truth isn’t forward-thinking, it’s akin to something out of George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984.”

 

Earlier in February I posted this:

Southern Poverty Law Center secretly policing content for YouTube

The Southern Poverty Law Center is assisting YouTube in policing content on their platform, The Daily Caller has learned.

The left-wing nonprofit — which has more recently come under fire for labeling legitimate conservative organizations as “hate groups” — is one of the more than 100 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and government agencies in YouTube’s “Trusted Flaggers” program, a source with knowledge of the arrangement told TheDC.

Patriot Groups marked as Hate Groups by Southern Poverty Law Center

Danger from the Patriots! LA Times warns U.S.

 

Too Orwellian to even think about. Let’s legislate this:

One of the latest legislative proposals from California aims to make government the arbiter of truth.

Senate Bill 1424 would create an advisory group on “fake news” to work with social media companies to weed out what the government deems incorrect information on the internet.

This legislation, if passed, would require California’s attorney general to create the group, consisting of “social media providers, civil liberties advocates, and First Amendment scholars,” to study and mitigate the problem of spreading false information.

According to CBS Sacramento, even the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a left-leaning nonprofit civil liberties organization, called the legislation “flawed” and “misguided.”

This bill mirrors the trend in Europe, where government commissions to police speech and the news are becoming common.

California, emboldened by a stridently progressive Legislature, is trying to bring these Orwellian fake news panels to the United States.

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