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Food & Politics

edited April 2008 in Events & Planning
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/16/dining/16voters.html

funny stuff.

True Story - when Seb's sister was here she wanted to buy the same Bare Naked granola we have at home to take back to Hamburg, so we asked the guy at Dominicks to open a new box from the back of the store for us!
We also swim in olive oil at home and I am drinking a Latte RIGHT now!

Comments

  • Oh dear - does this mean i need to give up my love for red wine and Fiji water?
  • edited April 2008
    I still can't believe people actually buy bottled water... much less have allegiance to a particular "brand" that can be tied to political demographics. What a scam.

    This article made me hungry. I'm going to the corner to get some fig newtons now.
  • I'd better stop eating at Old Country Buffet and drinking Dr Pepper less varmints think I'm a freepublican only interested in protecting the freedoms of others.......
  • JB I KNEW you were hot for HillBillary!
  • Shhh....He has an 'I Heart Hillary' poster in his office.
  • i actually do heart hillary.

    : )
  • I heart Kelly :)

    But...this is some letter from Michael Moore, kinda funny & interesting:

    "My Vote's for Obama (if I could vote) ...by Michael
    Moore

    April 21st, 2008

    Friends,

    I don't get to vote for President this primary season.
    I live in Michigan . The party leaders (both here and
    in D.C.) couldn't get their act together, and thus our
    votes will not be counted.

    So, if you live in Pennsylvania , can you do me a
    favor? Will you please cast my vote -- and yours -- on
    Tuesday for Senator Barack Obama?

    I haven't spoken publicly 'til now as to who I would
    vote for, primarily for two reasons: 1) Who cares?;
    and 2) I (and most people I know) don't give a rat's
    ass whose name is on the ballot in November, as long
    as there's a picture of JFK and FDR riding a donkey at
    the top of the ballot, and the word "Democratic" next
    to the candidate's name.

    Seriously, I know so many people who don't care if the
    name under the Big "D" is Dancer, Prancer, Clinton or
    Blitzen. It can be Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Barry
    Obama or the Dalai Lama.

    Well, that sounded good last year, but over the past
    two months, the actions and words of Hillary Clinton
    have gone from being merely disappointing to downright
    disgusting. I guess the debate last week was the final
    straw. I've watched Senator Clinton and her husband
    play this game of appealing to the worst side of white
    people, but last Wednesday, when she hurled the name
    "Farrakhan" out of nowhere, well that's when the silly
    season came to an early end for me. She said the "F"
    word to scare white people, pure and simple. Of
    course, Obama has no connection to Farrakhan. But,
    according to Senator Clinton, Obama's pastor does --
    AND the "church bulletin" once included a Los Angeles
    Times op-ed from some guy with Hamas! No, not the
    church bulletin!

    This sleazy attempt to smear Obama was brilliantly
    explained the following night by Stephen Colbert. He
    pointed out that if Obama is supported by Ted Kennedy,
    who is Catholic, and the Catholic Church is led by a
    Pope who was in the Hitler Youth, that can mean only
    one thing: OBAMA LOVES HITLER!

    Yes, Senator Clinton, that's how you sounded. Like you
    were nuts. Like you were a bigot stoking the fires of
    stupidity. How sad that I would ever have to write
    those words about you. You have devoted your life to
    good causes and good deeds. And now to throw it all
    away for an office you can't win unless you smear the
    black man so much that the superdelegates cry "Uncle
    (Tom)" and give it all to you.

    But that can't happen. You cast your die when you
    voted to start this bloody war. When you did that you
    were like Moses who lost it for a moment and, because
    of that, was prohibited from entering the Promised
    Land.

    How sad for a country that wanted to see the first
    woman elected to the White House. That day will come
    -- but it won't be you. We'll have to wait for the
    current Democratic governor of Kansas to run in 2016
    (you read it here first!).

    There are those who say Obama isn't ready, or he's
    voted wrong on this or that. But that's looking at the
    trees and not the forest. What we are witnessing is
    not just a candidate but a profound, massive public
    movement for change. My endorsement is more for Obama
    The Movement than it is for Obama the candidate.

    That is not to take anything away from this
    exceptional man. But what's going on is bigger than
    him at this point, and that's a good thing for the
    country. Because, when he wins in November, that Obama
    Movement is going to have to stay alert and active.
    Corporate America is not going to give up their hold
    on our government just because we say so. President
    Obama is going to need a nation of millions to stand
    behind him.

    I know some of you will say, 'Mike, what have the
    Democrats done to deserve our vote?' That's a damn
    good question. In November of '06, the country loudly
    sent a message that we wanted the war to end. Yet the
    Democrats have done nothing. So why should we be so
    eager to line up happily behind them?
  • I'll tell you why. Because I can't stand one more
    friggin' minute of this administration and the
    permanent, irreversible damage it has done to our
    people and to this world. I'm almost at the point
    where I don't care if the Democrats don't have a
    backbone or a kneebone or a thought in their dizzy
    little heads. Just as long as their name ain't "Bush"
    and the word "Republican" is not beside theirs on the
    ballot, then that's good enough for me.

    I, like the majority of Americans, have been pummeled
    senseless for 8 long years. That's why I will join
    millions of citizens and stagger into the voting booth
    come November, like a boxer in the 12th round, all
    bloodied and bruised with one eye swollen shut,
    looking for the only thing that matters -- that big
    "D" on the ballot.

    Don't get me wrong. I lost my rose-colored glasses a
    long time ago.

    It's foolish to see the Democrats as anything but a
    nicer version of a party that exists to do the bidding
    of the corporate elite in this country. Any
    endorsement of a Democrat must be done with this
    acknowledgement and a hope that one day we will have a
    party that'll represent the people first, and laws
    that allow that party an equal voice.

    Finally, I want to say a word about the basic decency
    I have seen in Mr. Obama. Mrs. Clinton continues to
    throw the Rev. Wright up in his face as part of her
    mission to keep stoking the fears of White America.
    Every time she does this I shout at the TV, "Say it,
    Obama! Say that when she and her husband were having
    marital difficulties regarding Monica Lewinsky, who
    did she and Bill bring to the White House for
    'spiritual counseling?' THE REVEREND JEREMIAH WRIGHT!"

    But no, Obama won't throw that at her. It wouldn't be
    right. It wouldn't be decent. She's been through
    enough hurt. And so he remains silent and takes the
    mud she throws in his face.

    That's why the crowds who come to see him are so
    large. That's why he'll take us down a more decent
    path. That's why I would vote for him if Michigan were
    allowed to have an election.

    But the question I keep hearing is... 'can he win? Can
    he win in November?' In the distance we hear the siren
    of the death train called the Straight Talk Express.
    We know it's possible to hear the words "President
    McCain" on January 20th. We know there are still many
    Americans who will never vote for a black man. Hillary
    knows it, too. She's counting on it.

    Pennsylvania , the state that gave birth to this great
    country, has a chance to set things right. It has not
    had a moment to shine like this since 1787 when our
    Constitution was written there. In that Constitution,
    they wrote that a black man or woman was only "three
    fifths" human. On Tuesday, the good people of
    Pennsylvania have a chance for redemption.

    Yours,
    Michael Moore
    MichaelMoore.com
    MMFlint@aol.com
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