Let ’em eat Happy Meals!

You know that I’ve been busy covering the breaking news from South Carolina, kids, but don’t think for a moment that I forgot about this trailer trash Marie Antoinette. Here’s Cynthia Davis in her own words:

While nobody is disputing the benefits of nutritious food, why the presumption that parents are not providing nutritious food for their children? Even if they are not, who created a new rule that says government must make up for any lack at home? The problem of childhood obesity has been cited as one of the most rapidly growing health problems in America. People who are struggling with lack of food usually do not have an obesity problem.

…snip…

On the Summer Food Service Program:

Anyone under 18 can be eligible? Can’t they get a job during the summer by the time they are 16? Hunger can be a positive motivator. What is wrong with the idea of getting a job so you can get better meals?

Tip: If you work for McDonald’s, they will feed you for free during your break.


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From THINK PROGRESS:

In her June newsletter, State Rep. Cynthia Davis (R-MO) provided several “commentaries” to a press release from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on a summer food program. The program provides “food during the summer for thousands of low-income Missouri children who rely on the school cafeteria for free or reduced-price meals during the regular school year.” Davis, who serves as the chairwoman of the Missouri House Special Standing Committee on Children and Families, questioned whether the program is “warranted,” and extolled the hidden benefits of child hunger […]

…snip…

A report by Feeding America found that one in five Missouri children currently lives with hunger.

But wait, kids, there’s so much more to Ms Davis. From Fired Up Missouri (February 24,2009):

GOP State Representative Cynthia Davis (R-Pluto) has sponsored legislation to give stay-at-home moms $600 in scholarships every year, hoping to help them get back into the workforce after their kids are grown.

Sounds reasonable enough. Except bad stay-at-home fathers are specifically exempted from Davis’ bill.

Why aren’t fathers included? Well, Davis explains, men can’t breast-feed.

Oh, and fathers aren’t really very good at taking care of children either:

    “Mothers are natural nurturers. Fathers are not. It goes back to the hunter and gatherers type”.

Davis says she’s just trying to prompt the mother who “watches soap operas and eats bonbons all day” to use the money for education expenses.

And Cynthia knows all about mothering, dont’cha know! I think she went to the Sarah Palin School of Motherhood. From Fired Up Missouri (April 17, 2006):

Rep. Cynthia Davis (R-O’Fallon) claims to be devoutly religious, regularly invoking tortured theological reasons for introducing anti-science and regressive legislation. Yet even on the holiest day on the Christian calendar, she apparently doesn’t value the safety of her own offspring enough to keep one from wandering around her town’s busy streets.

Police in the town of O’Fallon reportedly responded Sunday to a call regarding a female child wandering aimlessly on and around Highway K. Motorist passersby, it seems, thought it unusual that a youngster would be wandering the busy roadway by foot, alone on Easter Sunday, and called the authorities to look into the matter.

When police arrived on the scene, they identified the child and determined where she lived and who she was. Reportedly, the state Department of Social Services also became engaged in the matter, since it involved the safety and welfare of a child. When the relevant agents looked into the situation, they also learned that the absentee parent responsible for the child’s safety was none other than rabid “family values” proselytizer Cynthia Davis.

But wait, kids, there’s more! Just a few days ago, Cynthia was one of the speakers at a Fair Tax rally. Once again, her own words:

This was a very special event. When I said “Hi, I am Cynthia Davis from O’Fallon, Missouri “, the crowd broke into applause. It feels pretty good to be on the side of the taxpayer. While many of the details need yet to be worked out concerning a fair tax, we should all desire more fairness in our taxation structure. Having a retail establishment in O’Fallon, I understand the importance of having the same prices for everybody.

Government should be the same way. I am concerned about our national government because they have shown no discipline, nor any desire to protect the taxpayers.

And now back to Fired Up Missouri (April 25, 2005):

This just in from the Missouri Democratic Party:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GOP Lawmaker Pays Personal Tax Debts with Campaign Funds

Rep. Cynthia Davis’ Illegal Activity Reported to Ethics Commission, Possible Income Tax Evasion Reported to Department of Revenue

Jefferson City, MO — The Missouri Democratic Party today filed an ethics complaint against Republican State Representative Cynthia Davis of O’Fallon for using campaign money to pay her own property taxes on a Jefferson City residence. The complaint argues that on multiple occasions Rep. Davis has illegally converted campaign funds to personal use, including paying her real estate taxes, purchasing an automobile, and making deposits into a personal bank account.

On Jan. 8, 2004, Cynthia Davis for the House Committee paid the Cole County Collector $1,084.33 for real estate taxes on a residential property in Jefferson City, according to the committee’s April 2004 Quarterly Report filed April 15, 2004. Ms. Davis’ 2003 and 2004 Personal Finance Disclosure Statements lists that residence as being owned by Ms. Davis and her husband Bernie.

Missouri Campaign Finance Law (Section 130.034 RSMo.) strictly prohibits converting any campaign contribution to personal use. The law is designed to prevent the theft and illegal use of campaign funds. Purposeful violations of this provision are punishable by up to one year in jail.

Just one more, kids, and I promise I’ll stop. Here’s Cynthia at her Michele Bachmann finest! From the Missourian (April 28, 2009):

JEFFERSON CITY – The House has approved an amendment to keep pharmacies from being required to distribute emergency contraception and other drugs.

…snip…

The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, states that a pharmacy can’t be sued for not carrying medication and that the state cannot revoke a license if a pharmacy does not carry certain medication. It specifically mentions Plan B, an emergency contraception drug that can prevent pregnancy if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, and RU-486, the drug used to induce an abortion.

According to the Federal Drug Administration, emergency contraception drugs cannot cause an abortion. Women over 17 no longer need a prescription to obtain Plan B.

Women can take RU-486 to abort a pregnancy if they take it within 49 days of conception. The drug is only available through a doctor and cannot be distributed by a pharmacy.

…snip…

Democrats said the amendment is an attempt to control women’s bodies.

“To implement a law like this, especially in a rural area, seems to me to put another road block before women,” said Rep. Mary Still, D- Columbia.

…snip…

Rep. Cynthia Davis, R-O’Fallon, argued that businesses owners should have the right to choose what products they carry. She said the amendment will protect businesses from lawsuits.

“I have trouble understanding why anybody who is an American, who is not in favor of Communism, would want us to dictate what we’re going to say people can and cannot stock,” Davis said. “I fear for all the businesses in Missouri if we’re going to start telling them what they can sell and what they cannot sell.”

(emphasis mine)

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27 responses to “Let ’em eat Happy Meals!

  1. ““Mothers are natural nurturers. Fathers are not. It goes back to the hunter and gatherers type”.”

    I’m sure she gets her image of hunter-gatherers from the Flintstones. I’m sure it would do no good to tell her that archaeologists have found evidence that women hunted too. Some neolithic bones of females that they’ve found, have injuries consistent with that of their male counterparts, healed fractures and breaks that were probably a result of hunting large game like woolly mammoths. I somehow doubt she has any idea what “neolithic” is and would probably say it’s some sort of drink at Starbucks.

    She’s not exactly the brightest crayon in the box. She’s obviously mentally challenged and I do wonder how she got elected to such a position in the first place.

    • hello aworldquitemad,
      welcome to the raisin! 😀

      i think she, princess sarah, and batshit bachmann should quit politics and start their own female comedy troupe.

  2. You know–Marie never actually said let them eat cake. But it so much captured the whole essence of the time that she might as well have. I wonder who really made it up.

    • hello lilian nattel,
      welcome to the raisin! 😀

      it seems that the origin of the phrase is uncertain. personally, i think betty crocker said it. of course, she doesn’t really exist, and the quote might be phony, so that only makes my theory more plausible.

      i clicked on your name and read about your books. the river midnight really appeals to me, as my grandparents were from warsaw. i will look for it.

  3. Great post! This woman is a real piece of work, but she seems to be par for the GOP course, as far as I’m concerned, so I fully expect to hear even more reprehensibile political gobbledy-goop from her in the future–it seems to be how the GOP measures greatness and overall political qualification. Also, I love the picture. Great work on that.

    • wow! 😯 3 new visitors to the raisin!

      hello zirgar, and welcome! 😀
      i just left a comment over at your blog. i’m still laughing after reading what you wrote over there! 😆

      nobody who looks as well-fed as this moron should ever be spouting off about how hungry kids should fend for themselves. instead of getting jobs at mickey d’s, they should put her on a spit and they can dine for weeks!

  4. She’s right … dads suck at taking care of kids.

    Wait a minute … What do I do again? Never mind.

    (For those who don’t know … I’m a former banker, now a stay-at-home dad.)

    I think you’ve just inspired a post, if I can find the time to look up some more stuff.

    My Bible tells me to take care of the poor, not to hope that hunger motivates them to contribute to the capitalist structure. Even under the harsh Old Testament laws, farmers were told not to go back over their fields, and to leave crops behind for the widows and orphans.

    Actually, you know, McDonald’s is a great source of nutritious food; they don’t even charge for extra ketchup. As we all know, ketchup is a healthy vegetable, right?

    To be honest with you, all joking aside, the idea that a person can call herself a Christian and yet question whether a program that gives food to hungry children is “warranted” turns my stomach. A combination of punch-the-wall anger and fall-on-the-floor-crying sadness, it is.

    • hey wickle!
      i always love hearing what you have to say.

      at her website, cynthia quotes the bible. something about giving a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. i think the rest of it goes:

      give the world an ass, and some district will elect her to public office.

      …or something like that. i’m not really a biblical scholar. 😉

  5. She still has a ways to go to catch Princess Sarah, let alone Bachmann.

  6. Some creative genius needs to make large lawn signs & bumper stickers with some kind of snappy slogan

    VOTE FOR CINDY DAVIS
    STARVING CHILDREN TO SAVE YOUR TAX MONEY!

    CINDY DAVIS
    CHILDREN LAST

    CINDY DAVIS
    EVERY child left behind

    These series of remarks MUST be kept in the spotlight. Give her hell Missouri!

  7. Are you saying that crack and meth do not constitute a nutritious meal? I am no doctor but I might have to disagree with you on that.

    • i’m no doc either, tannerleah, but crack and meth (it’s crystal, no?) both sound like they have lots of fiber. fiber is very filling and very important in fighting obesity. i guess that’s why most crack addicts and meth heads always look so slim.

  8. OMG!!! She can say that about a business, but not about a woman and her own body! (Referring to the last paragraph)

    • ain’t it amazing how rethugs have no problem in making decisions as to what ordinary people can do to their own bodies, but heaven forbid anyone should try to regulate any type of business.

  9. jeb

    Wonder if King David’s main squeeze in Argentina has a brother. Maybe she needs a trip too.

  10. Friend of the court

    Does she expect school kids to be breast fed during the summer?

  11. What a gal! Yabba dabba doo!

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