Pages

7 comments

Jump to bottom
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.

^ back to top ^

TwitterFacebook

Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing!
For about 33 cents a day (per month) or 22 cents a day (per year), our subscription option turns off all advertisements at LGF!
Read more...

► LGF Headlines

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Articles

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Pages

  • Loading...

► Top 10 Comments

  • Loading...

► Bottom Comments

  • Loading...

► Recent Comments

  • Loading...

► Tools/Info

► Tag Cloud

► Contact

You must have Javascript enabled to use the contact form.
Your email:

Subject:

Message:


Messages may be published unless you request otherwise.
Tech Note:
Using the Contact Form
LGF Pages

This button leads to the main index of LGF Pages, our user-submitted articles. You can post your own LGF Pages simply by registering a free account with us.

Create a Page

This 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: 2014-03-07 2:19 pm PST

LGF User's Guide
Recent Pages
wheat-dogghazi
World Media Commend PM for Brokering Deal With Separatists
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's successful brokering of a deal, which saw the Ukrainian separatists handing over the black boxes and remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 victims, came in for praise from the international media. The ...

52 minutes ago
Views: 61 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Mentis Fugit
Frisson
Over at the quirky Riddled blog, I encountered this music video link. I have the album, but I had last listened long ago, and I had forgotten the lyrics. The lengthy, moody intro slowly drew me back thirty five years, ...

1 hour, 52 minutes ago
Views: 31 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Randall Gross
Beard Husks on Sidewalk Indicate Start of Hipster Molting Season
8 hours, 26 minutes ago
Views: 234 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 23 • Rating: 6
FemNaziBitch
STARVING IN THE USA: The New Face of Hunger - National Geographic
The fear of being unable to feed her children hangs over Dreier's days. She and her husband, Jim, pit one bill against the next--the phone against the rent against the heat against the gas--trying always to set aside money ...

1 day, 8 hours ago
Views: 270 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 7
BadExampleMan
The painful futility of war
This makes me furious. These men pledged their loyalty to their country and their country betrayed them. It treated them as disposable, throwing their lives away in a war that was premised on lies, that was chosen gleefully, and that ...

1 day, 18 hours ago
Views: 211 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 0
MichaelJ
Mick Fanning Wins J-Bay Open 2014
More: MICK FANNING WINS J-BAY OPEN Finals day for the contest was run in perfect Supertubes conditions. Too bad Kelly Slater and Jordy Smith were eliminated in lesser quality surf - it would have been amazing to have both of ...

2 days, 3 hours ago
Views: 156 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Rightwingconspirator
ISIS Threatens Iraqi Christians in Mosul
Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- Extremists occupying large swaths of Iraq and Syria have issued a threat to Iraqi Christians in the city of Mosul: accept Islam, pay extra taxes to Islamic Sharia courts or face "death by the sword." ...

4 days, 5 hours ago
Views: 585 • Comments: 9
Tweets: 18 • Rating: 3
Thrazidun
Paris: Jews Fight Back Against Islamist Mob - Jewish World - News - Arutz Sheva
More: Paris: Jews Fight Back Against Islamist Mob - Jewish World - News - Arutz Sheva

4 days, 11 hours ago
Views: 634 • Comments: 5
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
GlutenFreeJesus
Gotta love Chicago
Admittedly, I only started following these guys in the past year or two. They have been in the Chicago scene for awhile. And I kick myself after every show for not following them sooner. For any fans of Led Zeppelin, ...

4 days, 12 hours ago
Views: 279 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 2
Feline Fearless Leader
More Floral Fireworks
Another montage of macro photos - focusing this time on flower close-ups. Taken using the standard lens on a Nikon 3200 using the a macro auto-setting. My observation for taking these is that a breeze can be quite annoying. :) ...

6 days ago
Views: 317 • Comments: 5
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 6
 Frank says:

Stupidity is the basic building block of the universe.