Wednesday, July 27, 2022

AG Sues over School Lunch Blackmail

 Attorney General Lynn Fitch issued the following statement yesterday. 

Attorney General Lynn Fitch and 21 Attorneys General filed a lawsuit today against the Biden Administration, challenging its new guidance on sex discrimination for schools and programs that receive federal nutrition assistance. The lawsuit was filed in the Eastern District of Tennessee.
“Children and families in need rely on these programs for sustenance,” said Attorney General Lynn Fitch. “This is not the place or time for President Biden to be playing politics and pushing an agenda far out-of-step with the American people.”
On May 5, 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services issued guidance to Mississippi and other States applying the Administration’s novel reading of discrimination on the basis of sex discrimination into the Food and Nutrition Act. The Administration has sought to apply the Supreme Court’s holding in Bostock v. Clayton County very expansively to include discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity to a wide variety of government programs. The USDA guidance at issue in this case puts Mississippi's Title IX and SNAP school lunch funding at risk.

In the lawsuit, the Attorneys General argue the USDA’s Guidance is unlawful because:
  • It was issued without providing the States and other stakeholders the opportunity for input as required by the Administrative Procedures Act (APA).
  • The USDA premised its Guidance on an obvious misreading and misapplication of the Supreme Court’s holding in Bostock v. Clayton County.
  • The Guidance imposes new and unlawful regulatory measures on state agencies and operators receiving federal financial assistance from the USDA. This will inevitably result in regulatory chaos that threatens essential nutritional services to some of the most vulnerable citizens.

The National School Lunch Program services nearly 30 million school children each day, many who rely on it for breakfast, lunch, or both. Approximately 100,000 public and non-profit private schools and residential childcare institutions receive federal funding to provide subsidized free or reduced-price meals for qualifying children. On June 14th, General Fitch joined a coalition of 26 state Attorneys General calling on President Biden to withdraw the USDA’s guidance.
Joining today’s lawsuit, led by Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, are the Attorneys General of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.


Anonymous said...

AG Lynn Fitch for President 2024!

Anonymous said...

Wow, the USA is literally in shambles and on the cusp of financial ruin and this clown is worried about people that don't know what gender they are. President Biden and anyone who voted for him are all clowns. I hope you all are proud of putting him in office. You are getting 110% of what you deserve, and I hope he breaks you financially.

Anonymous said...

Why is EVERYTHING free? Free rent, free food, free cell phones, free medical care, free child care etc....

I have never been given a THING in my life. Hard work and perseverance is what got me where I am. What are we teaching people?

It is called Socialism.

Anonymous said...

We woke yet?

Anonymous said...

Does Fitch have any lawyers that know how to draft a lawsuit, or are they only there to keep the ink pad wet to rubber stamp the work from other states?

Anonymous said...

11:31- I am not going that far in your endorsement yet, but lets screw with the Feds! They deserve it more than anybody else.

Anonymous said...

So stop the school lunches! In Jackson, I have often seen free lunches delivered in summer by a giant school bus, 5 times a week, in upper-middle-class residential neighborhoods.

How many of us ate peanut butter sandwiches, an apple, a handful of Fritos and two cookies in a brown bag from home, at school, where we PAID FOR a small carton of milk or had similar on a plate in summer?

Anonymous said...

Is it hubris to steal your press tactics from a Red Letter Bible?

Anonymous said...

11:38 Sorry but "free" ain't socialism. Far from it. Under socialism you will work your ass off, you simply do not profit from your labor. The fruits of your labor are divided according to government formula. All this free stuff is not designed to create socialism. It's designed to create dependence whether capitalist or socialist.

Anonymous said...

We don’t need handouts from the federal government. We are a conservative state that doesn’t believe in such things. Clearly Fitch is a RINO who is actually a closeted communist probably getting paid by bill gates.

Anonymous said...

Does Brett Favre or the WWE need to our kids’ lunch money too? Why else would a Republican care about it?

Anonymous said...

You folks want it both ways, you can make your laws but you have to live with the consequences. I really don’t get what everyone is crying about, the economy is just fine my income has risen with prices. My stock portfolio took a correction but is on the rebound.

Anonymous said...

Lynn better try to claw every penny she can from the Feds. The welfare fraud bill is coming !

Anonymous said...

Dear Lynn,

Please focus your efforts on prosecuting and recovering the almost $100 million in food stamp money that was stolen in this state over the last several years.

Anonymous said...

What just gets to ke, though, is how so many of y'all don't understand that Biden just wants to help the people.

Anonymous said...

Biden's masters in San Francisco are bent on reshaping America to suit their changing will. Discrimination is whatever does not adhere to their latest perversion. When the rules preventing discrimination based on sex was written it was never explained that it could be so expansive as to include those who "think" they are of a different gender or sex than the one they were born. Dreams and thoughts count more than reality. That is not the end. There is no end to it. Madness.

Anonymous said...

12:46, Clearly Fitch is a RINO who is actually a closeted communist probably getting paid by bill gates."
Hahahaha! Watch it, your INSANITY is showing!!! Do you even realize how all over the place you are? Lynn a "RINO"? She is falling off the far right cliff into Trump's lap!

Anonymous said...

If Lynn was AG 50 years ago she would be a bigger joke. The problem is that in our modern political system, you don’t need to have an original thought, you just need to be on the party special interest list-serv. They say here, State X, file this law suit our folks drafted. Then here other states, we sent State X a complaint for you to join.

It is the same problem in State legislature. You think anyone actually elected in Mississippi wrote the heart beat bill? Nope, Right to Life or some other group sent the draft to the states. Which is why that year, we coincidently had 34 states with identical bills.

Both parties are equally guilty. Just don’t have any Dem examples because there are none here and the few that are could not get the national trend stuff off out a committee. It is just sad that none of our elected officials do their own work. They take orders. Which is why Lynn doesn’t do press conferences because she couldn’t explain this lawsuit if her life depended on it.

Anonymous said...

I assume the words in red are Lynn's contributions to the statement?

Anonymous said...

There is something seriously wrong when nearly 30 million school children depend on the schools to provide two out of three meals a day for them. Many schools will deliver meals during the summer for school kids. Even pack a sack full of snacks for the family at home.

Exactly what do the parents of those school children provide for the children they decided to bring unto this world?

Anonymous said...

People on here continually bitch about "socialism" and all of the government giveaway program. The truth is that Mississippi could not function without federal money.

Federal funds represent about 45 percent of Mississippi's total budget. In the fiscal 2020 budget, 44.5 percent of Mississippi's revenues ($9.38 billion out of $21 billion) came from federal funds. In fiscal 2019, 44.9 percent of the state's revenues ($9.37 billion out of $20.86 billion) originated from federal funds.'s%20total%20budget&text=In%20the%20fiscal%202020%20budget,billion)%20originated%20from%20federal%20funds.

For every $1.00 in income taxes paid, Mississippi gets $2.53 in federal funding.

Some of you might want to rethink how you feel about "government handouts".

Anonymous said...

I am surprised. I thought free lunch was a description of Lynn's career

Recent Comments

Search Jackson Jambalaya

Subscribe to JJ's Youtube channel


Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).

Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.

In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS.

Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS