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Splurge a little

This makes Michelle Obama seem more like a regular person and less like an eat-your-vegetables-now scold:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries.

Suck it, vegans

Posted in: Food and Drink

Food porn

Food fight

You may remember when President George H.W. Bush said this: "I do not like broccoli and I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it.


Coconut oil. Coffee. Whole milk. Salt. Chocolate. Popcorn. Eggs. What do those seven foods have in common?

In the future, when we’re zipping around the biosphere on our jetpacks and eating our nutritionally complete food pellets, we won’t have to worry about what foods will kill us or which will make us live forever.

The cookie crumbles

Oh, dear. Girl Scout Cookies turn out to be not so good for us:

Those cute little girls selling cookies around your neighbor are delivering junk-food snacks that are astonishingly unhealthy. ( Just four Samoas have 50% of your recommended saturated fat intake for the day... )

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It's the basics

The headline on this CBS News piece is "Food prices soar as incomes stand still," and, boy, ain't it the truth?

Writer Jen Singer, the mother of two teenage boys, wrestles with her grocery list every week to keep the household budget from getting away from her.

"I'd like the government to stop by my house, come food shopping with me and see where the real costs are," she said.

Can I get fries with that strike?

When I was in high school, Mickey D's was the second place I worked. I wasn't aware of anything called the "minimum wage," but I was smart enough to know I was just making chump change. But chumps back then took the change and were glad to get it, because that wasn't the job we intended to spend a lifetime in. Nowadays, the fast food workers are demanding a "living wage" in the form of a doubling of the minimum:

More peas, please?

She is, alas, destined to be disappointed by reality:

First Lady Michelle Obama held a news conference last night, where she predicted that one day, children would go out on Halloween and beg for healthy food instead of candy.

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Something's rotten

Oh, forget those whiny World War II geezers wanting to visit their memorial, or all the national parl shutdowns, or the death benefits to the families of fallen soldiers, or drug trials to aid dying children. Now this shutdown has caused real hardship: