March 23, 2010

Representing the Big Guys

That's what can be said about Blanche Lincoln, the Democratic senator from Arkansas. This post on the Great Orange Satan explains it all in pretty succinct fashion. It's full of things that should disgust most decent people, and it ends with this kicker:

She proposes a slightly modest increase in funding for school lunch programs (half of what the Obama administration has proposed) and pays for it by cutting from other school lunch-related programs, as well as conservation and hunger programs. But subsidies for industrial, monoculture agriculture? Untouched.

Oh, and her family benefits directly from those subsidies, to the tune of nearly three-quarters of a million dollars over the last decade. All class, that Senator Lincoln.

4 comments:

marzipanmom said...

I'm embarrassed to be an American sometimes...

Fillippelli the (Wannabe) Cook said...

Well, I don't know if, in this case, I'd go that far. If you were from Arkansas and had voted for Lincoln, then you could be rightfully embarrassed. :D

Cate / The Lazy Kitchen said...

I wish that this sort of thing even surprised me anymore. Everybody's got an agenda and in the case of elected officials, the agenda doesn't seem to have anything to do with the people who elected them. :/

But enough of that - tell me more about this mint chocolate plant! Does it really exist or are you just having a bit of fun at my expense? :) I'm gullible to begin with, but I want so badly for it to be true...

Fillippelli the (Wannabe) Cook said...

It is absolutely true. We got it at nearby nursery, I believe.

If you can't find it, you can apparently order it:

http://www.tastefulgarden.com/store/pc/Mint-Chocolate-2p22.htm