Category Archives: Food

Boehner: States Helping Poor People Are “Cheating”

After House Republicans finally managed to cut food stamps, something they desperately sought for over a year, some states responded by increasing heating assistance for SNAP recipients to counter the loss of SNAP benefits. To you or I that may … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Food | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Paul Ryan’s Poor-Shaming Paper Bag Story is a Fake

After a commenter at Talking Points Memo pointed out that Paul Ryan’s poor-shaming sack lunch story sounded awfully familiar, Wonkette.com picked up the story and ran with it. As the commenter pointed out, the sad paper bag lunch story was … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Epic Fail, Food | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

Paul Ryan Shames Poor Parents, Poor Kids

I was going to say something witty or snarky about this, but frankly this may be the most despicable thing Paul Ryan has ever said. [Ryan] told an anecdote he said was relayed to him by Eloise Anderson, Wisconsin Gov. … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Ethics, Food | Tagged , , , , | 25 Comments

Don’t Eat at This Terrible Restaurant

The Florida-based Gator’s Dockside restaurant chain has began adding an Obamacare surcharge to meal tickets for the purposes of covering healthcare for their employees, but there’s a catch you may already be aware of. via TPM “Instead of raising prices … Continue reading
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Posted in Food, Healthcare | Tagged , , | 21 Comments

Sorry About the Explosion, Your Next Slice is On Us

To make it up to you, we’re offering a free pizza. Last Tuesday, the residents of the small rural community of Bobtown in the far southwestern corner of Pennsylvania woke up to a horrible shock — the sound of a … Continue reading
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Posted in Epic Fail, Food, Fracking | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Total Disaster

Artist – Matt Wuerker In other news, police in Washington state are searching for a man charged with child molestation. What makes this man unique is that he’s an abortion clinic bomber. I tried to reconcile these two seemingly contradictory … Continue reading
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Posted in Abortion, Food, Open Thread | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Best Persons

We’re back on school lunches again, but rather than talking about lunches being thrown away or honoring black history month with fried chicken and watermelon, we’re talking about something good. Well, something partially good. Kenny Thompson was worried about the … Continue reading
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Posted in Best Persons, Education, Food | Tagged | 4 Comments

Are You Kidding Me?

I cannot explain why anyone would think this was a good idea. CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — Officials at a Northern California private school are apologizing after a controversial lunch menu option to celebrate Black History Month. Students at Carondelet High … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Food, Racism | Tagged , | 14 Comments

Tiny Takers

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, Sandra Fluke has filed papers to run for the congressional seat that will be left open by retiring Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA). Since Limbaugh has already called her a slut and demanded that … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Food, Open Thread | Tagged , | 6 Comments

The Beer Delivery Drone: Great Thing or Greatest Thing?

This may be the greatest thing I have ever seen. A gift from the beer gods heralded by heavenly trumpets and trombones. Unfortunately the fact that this drone only flies about 50 feet in the air didn’t stop the FAA … Continue reading
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Posted in Drones, Food, Technology | Tagged , | 6 Comments

What Women Want

Artist – Pat Bagley Two school employees were placed on leave today for taking lunch away from 40 children, and this story continues to be infuriating and awful. “I got a call from my daughter during the lunch hour. She … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Food, Open Thread, War On Women | Tagged | 12 Comments

Worst Persons in the World

This is not only cruel, it’s also incredibly stupid. Up to 40 kids at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City picked up their lunches Tuesday, then watched as the meals were taken and thrown away because of outstanding balances on … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Food, Worst Persons | Tagged , | 24 Comments

Pepsi One is Loaded with a Known Carcinogen

The LA Times reports that Pepsi One is loaded with a chemical known as 4-methylimidazole: California added the chemical to its Proposition 65 list of carcinogens in 2011. That required any food or beverage to carry a health warning label … Continue reading
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Posted in Food | 4 Comments

Stupid Party, Stupid Media

Fox News apparently didn’t get the memo that the food stamps for pot story was completely fake. Or they wish they had thought of it first. via Media Matters Despite lack of evidence and the failure of the bill, Fox … Continue reading
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Posted in Ethics, Food, The Media | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

The War on Poverty

Artist – Clay Bennett In other news, American food companies reportedly sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in 2012 than they did in 2007, amounting to 78 calories per person per day. Progress? What are your picks for the weekend? I … Continue reading
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Posted in Food, Open Thread | Tagged , | 10 Comments

Jack “Kids Should Sweep the Floor” Kingston Eats a Lot of Free Lunches

In December prior to the holiday break, Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA) asked are there no workhouses? KINGSTON: “But one of the things I’ve talked to the secretary of agriculture about: Why don’t you have the kids pay a dime, pay … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Epic Fail, Ethics, Food | Tagged | 5 Comments

SpaghettiOs Gets It

SpaghettiOs, with its perpetually-smiling, gym shoe-wearing, googly-eyed mascots that walk a fine line between friendly brand identity and F.D.A. approved cannibalism-in-a-can, recently encouraged everyone to take a moment to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor with all the inedible dignity … Continue reading
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Posted in Epic Fail, Food, Internet | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Colbert on Trans Fat and Judeo-Crisco Values

Here’s Colbert with the most thorough takedown of trans fats and McRibs you’ll ever see. I’m still laughing. Now that might sound like an idiotic thing to say, but let me be the only person standing up for Tucker Carlson. … Continue reading
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Posted in Comedy, Food, Stephen Colbert | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Rand Paul Double Derp Feature

According to Kentucky senator and serial plagiarist Rand Paul, the FDA is coming to take away your doughnuts. And while that is undoubtedly a fate worse than death by doughnuts, it’s even more egregious when you consider that there may … Continue reading
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Posted in Benghazi, Ethics, Food, Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, Super Stupid | Tagged , | 10 Comments

GOP Jesus

Artist – Monte Wolverton The Illinois House of Representatives passed marriage equality today by a margin of 61 to 54. Unfortunately the law will not take effect until June of 2014, but better late than never. Continue reading
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Posted in Food, LGBT, Open Thread | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments