Archive for November 12th, 2012

The Constitutional Right To Eat Doritos

Monday, November 12th, 2012

The overweight, young mother in front of me at the check-out line had two kids crawling over her cart, running behind her, and getting in my way. Then I saw the conveyor belt filled with her groceries and I wanted to ram the kids less.

I hadn’t seen such a condensed collection of coagulated crap since the last time I went to a  SuperBowl party. There were potato chips, non-diet soft drinks, Dipsy-Doodles, M&M’s, Chocula cereal, potatoes, pizza, cheese-somethings, Jello, macaroni and cheese mix, chicken parts, M&M’s and Doritos.  If there were any fruits and vegetables, they were hiding under the family-size bag of pretzels.

When everything was rung up, I immediately became nosier and, yes – the woman was paying with a food stamps card.  It made me very sad.

Out of all the Federal government programs I would cut, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – food stamps – would be among the last. But it’s gotten way out of hand.  I hate for the government to make lifestyle choices for us – but when children are involved, I think it’s necessary to protect them.

The answer is a lot simpler than most solutions to our problems. The registers will now not accept cigarettes nor beer for food stamp payment.  Why not expand the list to include most of the junk I’ve listed above?  Who’s going to be harmed – and who will be helped?

I Told You I DON’T Have PMS!!

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Sushi Bandit