Pages

Jump to bottom

7 comments

1 Obdicut  Fri, Jun 17, 2011 10:44:31am

Really great page, especially the bit about how wrong this stupid fucker is about obesity.

2 What, me worry?  Fri, Jun 17, 2011 12:00:59pm

re: #1 Obdicut

Really great page, especially the bit about how wrong this stupid fucker is about obesity.

Thanks!

Paul Ryan's budget plan, thankfully rejected by the Senate, but still supported by Republicans, would effectively gut the food stamp program.

[Link: thinkprogress.org...]

Converting SNAP to a block grant, as Chairman Ryan proposes to do beginning in 2015, would hurt the tens of millions of Americans who rely on the program. SNAP would largely lose the ability to respond to rising need, forcing states during economic downturns to cut benefits or create waiting lists for needy families.

If you make calls to your local representative, please urge them to leave SNAP alone.

[Link: writerep.house.gov...]

3 Simply Sarah  Fri, Jun 17, 2011 12:05:52pm

re: #1 Obdicut

Really great page, especially the bit about how wrong this stupid fucker is about obesity.

I wonder if he's just being willfully ignorant or if he really doesn't understand that poor people can end up overweight because healthy foods tend to be too expensive for them purchase.

4 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Jun 17, 2011 12:12:33pm

When all you can afford is pasta, rice and beans, yeah, that stuff can make you fat. Also considering the paucity of supermarkets in the inner city that sell fresh fruit and vegetables, a diet of pasta, rice and beans (supplemented by fast food) is both fattening and also inadequate for proper nutrition.

And also, the poor can't even grow gardens! In many inner city areas, the soil in vacant lots is contaminated by industrial pollutants.

5 What, me worry?  Fri, Jun 17, 2011 12:31:31pm

re: #4 Alouette

When all you can afford is pasta, rice and beans, yeah, that stuff can make you fat. Also considering the paucity of supermarkets in the inner city that sell fresh fruit and vegetables, a diet of pasta, rice and beans (supplemented by fast food) is both fattening and also inadequate for proper nutrition.

And also, the poor can't even grow gardens! In many inner city areas, the soil in vacant lots is contaminated by industrial pollutants.

Thanks for that. Starches are cheap and turn into sugar almost immediately in your system.

HuffPo has an article up today about a Fresh Food Mobile that brings fresh produces to hundreds of people without access.

[Link: www.huffingtonpost.com...]

For hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans, the nearest fresh fruits and vegetables are a mile or more away. This leaves residents stuck either taking long rides on public transportation and bringing back only what they can carry, or eating the processed and packaged foods available at the corner store.
6 What, me worry?  Fri, Jun 17, 2011 12:33:01pm

HuffPo has an article up today about a Fresh Food Mobile that brings fresh produces produce to hundreds of people without access.

Correction, sorry!

7 CuriousLurker  Fri, Jun 17, 2011 8:13:29pm

re: #1 Obdicut

Really great page, especially the bit about how wrong this stupid fucker is about obesity.

Seconded.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
On Brink of Repeal, Obamacare Has Never Been More Popular As Republicans get closer to repealing it, President Barack Obama's federal health-care law - or Obamacare - has never been more popular, according to results from a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal. And half of Americans - 50 ...
Unshaken Defiance
1 day, 4 hours ago
Views: 432 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 19 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 2
Comments: 0
: 2
Underground Press: Nathan Williams QuintetThe Nathan Williams Quintet, led by Buckley Clayton, perform for Underground Press at Harvester Arts. (Matt Riedl/The Wichita Eagle)
Thanos
1 day, 10 hours ago
Views: 160 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Green Day - Troubled Times (Official Lyric Video) Official Lyric Video for "Troubled Times" from the new album 'Revolution Radio.' Get it at smarturl.it CREDITS: Direction / Script / Design / Art / Animation/ FX: Manu Viqueiramanuviqueira.com Original Typography / Design / Art: David Rodriguez Simóninstagram.com ...
Thanos
1 day, 18 hours ago
Views: 213 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Kansas Election Officials Threw Out Thousands of Ballots This is why Kansans need to send Kris Kobach packing. Kobach’s office said in an emailed statement there was a technical problem with the computer system that handles voter registrations for the motor vehicle department, and that it is ...
Thanos
2 days, 4 hours ago
Views: 965 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 227 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 13
Comments: 0
: 13
Pecan Pie Recipe - NYT Cooking Ingredients For the crust: 8 ounces/222 grams French-style butter (82 percent fat), at room temperature ¾ teaspoon/6 grams salt 2 tablespoons/30 grams sugar 3 cups/375 grams flour, sifted For the filling: 4 tablespoons/2 ounces/60 grams unsalted butter, at room ...
The Vicious Babushka
2 days, 4 hours ago
Views: 390 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Understanding Planned Parenthood’s Critical Role in the Nation’s Family Planning Safety Net Planned Parenthood’s critical role in meeting the need for publicly funded contraceptive care cannot be overlooked. This is especially true given that the need for such care is on the rise: In 2014, 20.2 million U.S. women were in ...
Birth Control Works
2 days, 5 hours ago
Views: 495 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Women’s March Gives Boost to Start-Up for Bus Sharing Their tiny company, which makes an app that lets individuals collectively commission private bus rides, was suddenly hit by a surge in bookings. Some of the bookings originated from places where Skedaddle has done little business before, including Wichita, ...
Birth Control Works
2 days, 6 hours ago
Views: 784 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Comments: 0
: 1
Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books Not since Lincoln has there been a president as fundamentally shaped — in his life, convictions and outlook on the world — by reading and writing as Barack Obama. Last Friday, seven days before his departure from the White ...
Birth Control Works
2 days, 6 hours ago
Views: 861 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Comments: 0
: 1
The Most Popular Theory About What Causes Obesity May Be Very Wrong Taubes traces the roots of the energy-balance theory in his new book, The Case Against Sugar. In the 1860s, German scientists invented a calorimeter which measured how many calories a person consumed and then used up. This innovation helped ...
Birth Control Works
2 days, 6 hours ago
Views: 1,157 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
How Long Will We Be Able to Afford Water? When you think of water security, perhaps your mind turns to images of some nameless, faraway place where private water companies hike up rates on poor people desperate for water. It may come as a surprise, then, that 12 ...
Birth Control Works
2 days, 7 hours ago
Views: 1,042 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0