Criminally Stacked Committee Made Up Dietary Guidelines

One of the myths of government is that our rulers can get experts together to hammer out a scientific consensus. But rulers are arrogant and are at least as likely to hold onto a bundle of prejudices as anyone else. They stack the committees to confirm those prejudices. Ultimately, they usually manage to control enough funding to research that they can ensure there are no experts who refuse to conform to the fad of the day. Thus, Gless G. Lammi writes at Forbes, “Advisory Committee’s Violations Read more […]

Fed’s AstroTurf Fights Student Grass Roots on School Lunches

The Federal Government is pushing back against students on social media to promote Michelle Obama’s school lunches. As you know, students have been posting pictures of their disgusting, unsatisfying lunches on social media. See this post for a sample lunch that is completely unappetizing. What was notable about these students is that no one paid them for pictures and no one was paid to solicit such pictures. But now we get a response from the USDA. The Washington Free Beacon reports, Read more […]

Jeb Bush Paleo? Not If He Wants to Be President

A Jeb Bush paleo diet will be unacceptable to the recipients of huge amounts of government money going into wheat, corn, and soy. Reuters has soft-pedaled the issue and made it into a human interest story. But what the President eats to get healthy is of dire importance in the context of the American corporate, cronyist Big Government. There are trillions of dollars on the line. “On the hunt for the presidency, Jeb Bush adopts a ‘caveman’ diet” Jeb Bush is eating like a caveman, and he Read more […]

Animals Tortured at Taxpayer Expense

Why are animals tortured by the USDA? To make animal production “more profitable.” Seriously. I don’t believe in animal rights. But I do think that gratuitous cruelty to animals is wrong. “Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel” (Proverbs 12:10; ESV). Not everything that is wrong should be illegal. And if animal pain is truly necessary to help humans, I think it is a proper trade-off. Private industry should be left alone Read more […]

Government Protecting Us from Threats We Would Never See Without Them

It is just impossible to imagine how we would ever survive without the government protecting us and providing such vital information to keep us safe and happy. You tax dollars at work, keeping the world safe for… marshmallow roasting. From the Unites States Department of Agriculture Blog: “US Forest Service Asks: How Does Your Marshmallow Roast?” First, let’s talk safety. Never start a campfire when there are fire restrictions in place. The restrictions are put in place for your Read more […]

The Government Is Pushing Us Toward Vegetarianism Allegedly for the Sake of the Environment

I should have realized, when Richard Branson publicly claimed he would no longer eat beef, that there was a government push coming. Sure enough, our government overlords are doing all they can to turn us into vegetarians. As the Daily Beacon reports, The federal committee drafting nutrition guidelines continued to stress the importance of moving Americans towards plant-based diets on Friday, arguing that eating less meat and fewer snacks can save the planet.  The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Read more […]

USDA Suiting Up for Combat

I think our government is running a secret program to make Robo-cows to enforce this nation’s dairy regulations. How else do you explain the U.S. Department of Agriculture putting out requests for submachine guns and body armor? Earlier this month, the USDA solicited dealers for an unknown number of .40-caliber submachine guns. The requested weapons would include night sights, rails for flashlight attachments, 30-round clips and oversized trigger guards for use by gloved hands. If that wasn’t Read more […]

What Has the Government Done To Our Food?

The USDA can make a great superhero showing. They can swoop in and stop contaminated food from getting distributed and they can get food recalls underway. But this is somewhat misleading. There is a case to be made that the USDA’s job is protecting us from the damage that they cause in the first place. Baylen Linnekin described a recent example at Reason.com: Early last month, the USDA shuttered the lone slaughterhouse in Northern California, Rancho Feeding Corp. in Petaluma, for unspecified Read more […]

Federal Government Pulls Aid to Food Pantry Because of Jesus

From the time the first settlers arrived on our shores until several decades ago, charity and aid to those in need was supplied by the local community and the church.  If there was an illness, injury or loss of a family member, the church was there to help provide meals, watch kids, etc.  If a barn needed to be raised, the church members brought their tools, the women brought the meal baskets and everyone pitched in to help.  The same was true of harvest time.  Church families would help each Read more […]

Dead Farmers Receiving Millions of Dollars In Subsidies

The General Accountability Office released a report that shows millions of dollars in subsidies have been paid out to dead farmers.  From 2008 to 2012, $10.6 million was paid out to farmers who had been dead for a year or more.  The payments were made by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, a division of the US Department of Agriculture.  Another division of the USDA, the Risk Management Agency also paid out $22 million to over 3,400 policyholders who had been dead for two years or more. The Read more […]

12.7 Million Kids Get Free Lunches While Obesity is an Epidemic

Michelle Obama is going around the country on an anti-obesity kick. She wants to bring physical education back to schools. It’s not just kids who are contributing to the obesity epidemic. “The National Institutes of Health awarded a Boston hospital more than $1.5 million to figure out why nearly three-quarters of lesbians are overweight — calling the disparities a significant public health issue. It is now well-established that women of minority sexual orientation are disproportionately affected Read more […]

Abolish Adolescence

It’ll be happening soon. New regulations by the ever helpful USDA have made certain snack foods at schools illegal. These foods are illegal unless they are brought in by students, that is. Which means that it won’t be long before some enterprising students start dealing junk food at their school for a “healthy” profit. This is just one of Obama’s many measures to ensure that our children slim down a pinch. And, of course, it won’t work. The problem is not that children don’t have Read more […]