Category Archives: Hunger

“Now is the time to make an adequate income a reality for all of God’s children”: The Need to Politicize MLK Day

(from here) Consider the above picture when thinking about increasing the minimum wage. Or a living wage. Or treating workers as people. Never forget that King was murdered in Memphis while he was supporting striking sanitation workers. Forty-five years after … Continue reading

Posted in Blastocyst Liberation, Conservatives, Housing, Hunger, Racism, Unions

Why Understanding Fiat Currency Matters For Scientists: We Are Being Pitted Against Public Health

Because we’re being played off against food stamps by Republican congressmen: We’re only asking for a 5 percent decrease [in SNAP] in a time of budgetary crisis, where this is being put up against funding the NIH for basic medical … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Funding, Hunger, NIH, Public Health | 10 Comments

This Is The Fast That I Desire: The Boston School Free Lunch Edition

Because they are our children and because it is the right thing to do: Boston public schools will begin serving free lunches to all students this school year even if families have the financial means to pay, school officials are … Continue reading

Posted in Basic Human Decency, Hunger | 1 Comment

It Starts With the Poor, and Then Is Inflicted Upon Workers: The Payroll Card Edition

If you haven’t heard the latest assault on workers involves the use of payroll cards (boldface mine): But few cases provide a better example of just how direct that relationship can be than that of Natalie Gunshannon, who says her … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Hunger | 5 Comments

Sequestration, Meals on Wheels, and Cancer Drugs: This One Is All on Obama

(from here) There has been a backlash by the kinda, not-really lefitsh punditariat about how little Obama can accomplish. Critics of the critics call it the Green Lantern theory of presidential power: the idea that, if Obama only wished harder, … Continue reading

Posted in Basic Human Decency, Cancer, Democrats, Hunger | 2 Comments

Another Stunning Success For Privatization

From Attleboro, MA (boldface mine): Five cents of debt was enough for cafeteria employees at the Coehlo Middle School to instruct kids at least one day this week to dump out the food they would have normally eaten, CNN affiliate … Continue reading

Posted in Basic Human Decency, Bidness, Hunger | 8 Comments

It’s Time to ‘Politicize’ Martin Luther King Day

For Martin Luther King Day, I usually link to one of his last major addresses–a speech to striking sanitation workers in Memphis. But one thing that has always bothered me about the holiday is that we’ve stripped it of the … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Housing, Hunger, Racism, Unions | 2 Comments

Just-So Stories and the ‘Evolutionary Biology Diet’

Amanda Marcotte and Rebecca Watson pointed me towards this absurd article “Why women need fat.” In fairness, I don’t dispute the idea that the recent advent of a diet full of processed sugars hasn’t been good for us, or that … Continue reading

Posted in Evo Psych, Evolution, Genetics, Hunger, Obesity | 1 Comment

Rush Limbaugh’s Factiness About School Meals

I know, I know: ‘Rush ‘Big Pharma’ Limbaugh opens mouth and stupid, counterfactual shit falls out’ is hardly news, but still the ‘factiness’ that Limbaugh displays about school nutrition programs is still disgusting, even by his standards (boldface mine): Limbaugh, … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Fucking Morons, Hunger

The Hungry Muppet: Our National Shame

(Reuters/Sesame Workshop; from here) No nation with a shred of decency would allow so many of its children to live in poverty such that this story could be anything other than parody (it’s not): A new poverty-stricken Muppet will highlight … Continue reading

Posted in Basic Human Decency, Food, Hunger