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Obamas Unveil Vegetable Garden Plan for South Lawn – Sweet!

March 19, 2009

Maybe it was the kooky hippie foodies or maybe they were going to do it all along.  Either way, the Obama’s have dug in for the garden!

From the New York Times:

While the organic garden will provide food for the first family’s meals and formal dinners, its most important role, Mrs. Obama said, will be to educate children about healthful, locally grown fruit and vegetables at time when obesity has become a national concern.

Finally something good in the news.  The First Lady goes on to say:

My hope is that through children, they will begin to educate their families and that will, in turn, begin to educate our communities.  You can begin in your own cupboard by eliminating processed food, trying to cook a meal a little more often, trying to incorporate more fruits and vegetables…

I can hear the Monsanto and ADM lawyers kicking their Aston Martins into high gear as they prepare to lobby for an apology to theFood Processing industry.  Great move Michelle!   Now tell Barry to fire Geithner, sue AIG, draw down in Iraq and build the damn smart power grid already.

Here’s the plan so far…

They must love spinach...

They must love spinach...

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Lagunitas Cruising With Ruben & The Jets

March 14, 2009

Maybe the last one on the West Coast?

BevMo, $4.89 for the 22oz.

Fun with Wordle

March 13, 2009

Make your own word clouds at Wordle.  You can add custom text or a url for your favorite site.

Zappa Beers No More!

March 11, 2009

Still relatively unconfirmed at the moment, but it looks to be the end of the series of Frank Zappa inspired brews from Lagunitas.  Brewed For Thought has the goods here.

Sayonara!

Sayonara!

Christians Marginalized by Kosher Salt

March 6, 2009

In a continuing effort to stay relevant, the Christian movement has seized upon Kosher salt as their latest bogeyman and developed this new and improved sea salt.  New and improved you say?

It might not have the power of levitation or the ability to kill a yak with mind-control, but yeah, it has been blessed.  By whom I am not too sure.

I hesitate to support them but what the hell…you can get it all right here.  Tell em the Rebbe sent you.

School lunches dropping into the abyss…

February 27, 2009

This is not looking good…NY Times piece on school lunches here.

I say scrap the hot lunches and give everybody a cheese sandwich!

Salazar off to Commendable Start

February 4, 2009

Not so food related, but since I railed on BHO’s picks for Interior and Agriculture a few posts back, I thought I’d add this update.  This Washington Post article details Secretary Salazar’s impending decision to cancel drilling leases on 110,000 acres of Utah canyonlands.  Chump change as far as total acreage sold off at rock bottom prices at the tail end of 43’s administration, but perhaps a bellweather moment for the Department of the Interior?  The angel over my left shoulder says yes, the devil on my right says SMOKESCREEN!

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is canceling oil and gas leases on 77 parcels of federal land in Utah, according to sources familiar with the decision, ending a fierce battle over whether to allow energy exploration in the environmentally sensitive area.

The truth, presumably, will be meted out in small doses which will be best kept under the tongue until dissolved.