Than You Sooooooooo Much…

…Mitt Romney

I just don’t think I could go through that again.

So glad you bowed out!

Mitt Romney 3

All our best,

The Staff of Redneck Latte Ravings.

 

…there was a woman I used to work with who always, and I mean ALWAYS had something to say about what I was drinking or eating while at work.

“Are you really putting that much sweet n’ low in your coffee?

“Gosh, isn’t that a lot of salt on your food?”

“Don’t you think you’ve had enough coffee today?”

Really, it pissed me off to no end!

It wasn’t because she cared about me.

It was because she was an obnoxious self-righteous know-it-all busy body who thought she was smarter than the rest of us.

Finally, I just snapped.

To question number 1 UP there I replied, “No, I’m not, it must be your imagination.”

(And that sounded a lot meaner in person.)

Every time she’d say something, I’d reply with the smart-assiest answer I could come UP with.

It didn’t do any good.

She never stopped asking.

Self-righteous people drive me crazy.

I’m 62 years old.  I’ll eat what I want, drink what I want, and salt what I want.

What’s In The Bag, Honey?

Let me just start by saying that people who “think they know best” get on my last nerve.

A pissed-off Missouri dad posted a picture – on his Facebook page – of a letter his daughter brought home from school  this past week and caused quite a storm.

Seems an over-reaching substitute teacher wasn’t so happy about what the unhappy dad’s daughter had in her lunch bag.

Dr. Justin Puckett was asked to sign the note sent home with his daughter, Alia, after the teacher saw her eating marshmallows and chocolate at lunch earlier this week.

The dad/doctor pulled a Whitney and said a big “Hell no!” and snapchattedtweetedinstagramedfacebooked the bejesus out of the letter.

He said it was “…the latest in a growing trend of over-reach by authorities…”, telling ABC News, “I think that this was just the straw that broke the camel’s back for me.”

The substitute teacher wrote in the note that a cafeteria employee said that her lunch consisted of four chocolate bars, a bag of marshmallows, Ritz crackers and a pickle.  And added, “Please see that she packs a proper lunch tomorrow.” 

In other words, the substitute teacher didn’t see the lunch, didn’t interview the child, and just went with what someone else said!

Puckett told ABC News that, since the note was addressed to “Dr. and Mrs. Puckett,” it was clear that the teacher knew he was a physician which he said “just adds to the irony of it all.”

But, four chocolate bars, a bag of marshmallow, Ritz and, a pickle isn’t the whole story. The cafeteria worker missed a couple of things. Things like ham and string cheese – and they weren’t chocolate bars, they were chocolate pips, or minis…like these…

Pip

Addressing the no sandwich issue, Puckett, who is double board certified in osteopathic family medicine and obesity medicine said, “…we don’t eat a lot of bread.”

He added, “We leave it up to her and she looks at the school menu and she packs her own lunch and she’s a very independent second grader.”

Have you looked at a school lunch menu lately?

He could have added “…looks at the school menu and gags…”

The Dr/Dad added that he’d like for her to pack a few more veggies and some fruit, but compromises on pickles.

Kirksville, Missouri, school superintendent Damon Kizzire has apologized for the incident and said that the way it’s “…being blown out of proportion is way out of line with how it was intended. It was all meant with the best of intentions.”

I beg to differ.

It was meant to be insulting.

It was meant to be intrusive.

It was meant to let mom and dad know they are lousy, lazy parents.

“Please see that she packs a proper lunch for tomorrow” implies that mom and dad are nutrition education impaired and or don’t give a rat’s ass what their child eats.

It was nosy, it was intrusive, and it was typical.

And it could all be avoided if a bunch of know-it-all hippies in DC weren’t ruining the School Lunch Program.

Happy Birthday, But Not Really!

Today is the 100th birthday of the United States Coast Guard.

Coast Guard

Their mission is to protect the coasts of the United States, hence the name.

I know, deep isn’t it?

But, is today really its birthday?

The precursor of the Coast Guard was created on July 4, 1790 by Congress at the request of Alexander Hamilton.

It was called the Revenue Marine at first, and is considered the oldest continuous seagoing service of the US.

The Revenue Marine was disbanded in 1785 when the US Navy was born.

Prior to is disbandment,  Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton headed the Revenue Marine, whose original purpose was a collector of customs duties in the nation’s seaports.

They weren’t yet a life-saving outfit.

There are nearly 100,000 men and women comprising the Coast Guard, 42,000 on active duty, 7,900 reservists, and 32,000 auxiliarists –  volunteers.

Although the vast majority of there bases and locations are on the coast, there is one hidden away in Martinsburg, West Virginia – a tribute the the Senatorial power of the late Senator Robert Byrd of the same state.

Called the Operations Systems Center, they develop, field, maintain, systems and provide user support to the Coast Guard members every where.

So, Happy Birthday – or not – I’m glad the Coast Guard is out there keeping the American shores safe!