Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) ate crackers and peanut for breakfast on Friday, while Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) solicited ideas for nutritional meals under $1.50.
They and at least eight other Democratic congressmen are participating in the Food Stamp Challenge, which requires living for a week on the average food stamp allotment, according to the organization hosting the challenge, Fighting Poverty With Faith (FPF).
This experiment should have been a requirement all across congress. Just an idea…
I <3 Democrats for doing things like this to bring attention to the plight that people face.
Del. Donna Christensen (D-Virgin Islands) — who is also participating in the challenge — said she checked grocery store prices and found the challenge would be harder than expected.
“Ok this #foodstampchallenge is going to [be] really hard.,” Christensen tweeted Thursday. “Checked prices in Safeway and so easy to blow the whole week’s allotment.”
when people ask me about dates i go on or whatever I clam up and think to myself “hey it’s none of your business cockface.” But when people DONT ask I think “oh they don’t even care enough to ask? what cockfaces”
1. pokemon or digimon 2. who do you have a crush on 3. what is your favourite season 4. how often do you think about dying 5. when was the last time you were horny 6. putting a 6 in my inbox means you have read my blog while being horny 7. have you ever had a neopets.com account 8….
“Oh my God, can you believe he’s just a veterinarian performing surgery on a human boy?”! Uh, you mean as compared to whether or not I can believe that the world is crawling with monsters and the CDC has a self destruct button? Yeah, I can believe it.”—This recap of The Walking Dead is hilarious as that show is terrible
apologies for the minor TMI here but I need to do a mini rant:
I absolutely cannot wait until I am married and/or in a serious relationship so I never have to wear a condom again. Those things are the worst. First of all they are like a vice grip on my downstairs and getting them on/taking them off/making sure they don’t cut off all circulation to there is some sort of olympic event. Secondly, Costanza is 100% right about the wrappers. That’s a lot of pressure. Thirdly, you get all of the lube or spermicide or whatever all over you and it takes me roughly 10 billion showers to get the smell and feeling off my body and it is gross. So #humblebrag that I had occasion to remember all that stuff, but I’ll stick to not having to feel like a zip tie has been tied to tight on me, thank you very much.
“On the other hand, if we’re a free safety on the opposing team, Tebow’s throwing motion might make us suspect that there is a God after all.”—I’m not completely sure what to make of this Grantland post on Tim Tebow (personally I don’t have much problem separating the fact that I think he is a bad football player irrespective of what I think of him as a person, which for the record is that I think he is overall a nice, if a little naive and misguided, guy.) But this quote made me laugh, so well done Brian Phillips.
“Romney’s rhetoric is more informed than Michele Bachmann’s, less nutty than Ron Paul’s, and less self-admiring than Newt Gingrich’s, but his line on Obama’s record on national security and foreign policy is a sham. Obama is responsible for an aggressive assault on Al Qaeda, including the killing of bin Laden, in Pakistan, and of Anwar al-Awlaki, in Yemen. Beginning with his 2009 speech in Cairo, the President has walked a deliberate, effective path on the question of Arab uprisings, encouraging forces of liberation in the region without ignoring the complexities of each country or threatening Iraq-style interventions. He has drawn down forces in Iraq and Afghanistan; awakened to the miserable realities of Pakistan and Iran; and, most recently, played a crucial role, without loss of American lives, in the overthrow of the world’s longest-reigning dictator. If a Republican had been responsible for the foreign-policy markers of the past three years, the Party would be commissioning statues. In Tripoli, Benghazi, and Surt, last week, Obama won words of praise; on Republican debate platforms, there was only mindless posturing. In an election year, the world is too little with us.”—The New Yorker’s David Remnick on Obama, the GOP and Qaddafi’s death (via gq)
on the next episode of PTI or around the horn or first take or whatever, hell even just on twitter, this is how it would go:
Person, discussing the Red Sox: “Man that Josh Beckett is such a slacker gaining all that weight during the season. The man is a professional athlete and needs to keep his body in tip top shape and it is embarrassing what a slacker he is and his weight cost the Red Sox a playoff spot.”
Same person, discussing the Yankees offseason: “well, CC Sabathia is going to opt out. And he should because he could stand to make a bunch more money and the Yankees just HAVE to pay him because he is one of the best starters in baseball”
i should share some of the answers i got to the question i asked earlier. Getting talked down to, ftw. The tumblrs are srs bsns you guys. On a serious note though, thanks to Mike and Dennis aka an attorney who seems like a sensible person which, as a law student, i know is rare. because i am in no way sensible.
if you’re doing stuff with a girl and it turns out she has some guy she’s seeing and you had no idea (or at least no idea it was serious even though they’re not technically dating and from the sounds of it they won’t ever be exclusive) do you tell the guy or no?
what if the girl ended up being not a fantastic person and you are fairly sure the only reason she talked to you in the first place was for the funtimes?
(but mainly the first part, cause I don’t want to be the type of guy who does that to another guy, ya know?)
it’s no real secret that my favorite band of all time is new found glory. mature? probably not. do i care? absolutely not.
anyways, the gang released Radiosurgery, their 7th studio album, today (though I pre-ordered it and got it last week). If you are a new found glory fan, or have ever listened to them, you got what you expected: 11 catchy tracks (15 if you include the bonus tracks) all set in the pop punk genre they helped make famous.