U.S. Senate, Like Your Cool Uncle, Says It’s Totally Okay For Kids To Eat French Fries Every Day

Okay, so they can’t seem to get anything else done, but the minute an Obama-endorsed proposal to limit the amount of times in a week school cafeterias can serve french fries comes to the floor, nothing can stop the Senate from voting that sum’bitch down.

It was a voice vote accepting an amendment by Republican senator Susan Collins that killed it. President Obama’s proposal was that schools only be allowed to serve french fries twice a week. The amendment says that Obama can go screw and that no limits put on the serving of potatoes shall be allowed at any time by anybody.

For a full blow-by-blow of yesterday’s exciting potato action, check out the Washington Post‘s version of events right here.

But wait, there’s more…

Because inciting the Obama-bashers and French Fry Defense League militia isn’t enough for us, dig this: While the American senate was busy standing up for fat schoolchildren and oppressed Midwestern potato farmers, the French government was putting rules in place banning ketchup in French school cafeterias. The new rules? They can only serve it on french fry day and only once a week.

“The new rules also stipulate the increase of vegetable dishes on the menu and the decrease of the content of fat in the food,” according to the EU Times–a deliberately progressive, smart, healthy and reasonable proposal that would obviously never fly here. Mostly because, as every senator knows, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will shank a bitch if they get between him and the curly fries at the Senate canteen

Senate Votes To Block Obama French Fry Proposal [Washington Post]

Ketchup Banned in French School Cafeterias [EU Times]

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  • no

    Freedom for Freedom Fries!

  • Mike

    But this is the problem, why is the federal government meddling in with a local school menu? This should be handled by school boards and the people in the school that are responsible for it. The federal gvmt should have far more important things to worry about the legislating school menus. This is none of there business.

  • Dan

    Hey Mike, then I shouldn’t have to pay when your fat kid gets type-2 diabetes!

  • Steve

    This fascistic tendency to meddle in everything and tell everyone how to look, how to eat, etc. is the real problem. If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention…remember that slogan?

  • Tex

    I think Republicans were objecting primarily to the provision that, when schools *do* choose to serve fries, they must be fried in duck fat.