Gasoline Alley by Jim Scancarelli

Gasoline Alley

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 4 years ago

    I don’t understand much of the political/media gunk about diabetes, despite having it in the family:

    1. Diabetes was discovered to have a viral cause more than ten years ago, so why is it forever “too much sugar” in the media?

    2. Why do the USDA and other government entities push so hard to get people to mostly eat what they themselves used to call “empty carbs”, if they are worried about too much sugar supposedly causing diabetes? I mean, if it’s bad, then don’t push people to eat it in such immoderate amounts rather than other foods. For more than ten years it’s been almost exclusively the simpler carbohydrates in their recommendations. At least the USDA finally dropped the “11 servings” of carbohydrates per day.

    3. Insulin kicks in when the glucose blood level is too high. Insulin converts sugar to body fat to reduce the levels of glucose. That is why most generations were smart enough to reduce their starchy/sugary food intake to lose weight. So, why do the powers that be today push the simple starches/sugars, then whine about “obesity?”

    4. There is a group of people who’ve been diabetes free for 5 years due to adult stem cell therapy, but it’s always “embryonic” that is pushed, despite the problems of tissue rejection, overgrowth, and the moral implications.

  2. Carlo Recagno

    Carlo Recagno said, almost 4 years ago

    As much as I like this storyline, I find a bit unlikely that kids talk like adults.

  3. BlackHawkDon

    BlackHawkDon said, almost 4 years ago

    When I was in grade school, we were allowed to celebrate holidays, including Christmas and Easter. Cupcakes and gift sharing were normal. Kool-aid was the drink. Anyone not choosing to partake was given alternatives. Including permits to go home. Parents and authorities worked together. Government did not yet have their nose in personal life.

  4. battle of plattsburgh

    battle of plattsburgh said, almost 4 years ago

    A celery celebration.

  5. BlitzMcD

    BlitzMcD said, almost 4 years ago

    Substitute okra with broccoli, and I’m in, too….

  6. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, almost 4 years ago

    And in your case, some would say totally ineffective. However, those with a higher regard for teachers would say that while you can force a fool to sit in class, you can’t force him to learn.

  7. hsawlrae

    hsawlrae said, almost 4 years ago


    And they end up as politicians.

  8. dook

    dook said, almost 4 years ago

    I agree, an educator worth his or her salt would have taught you that the word is “overpaid” not “over payed.” ;-)

  9. alleyoops

    alleyoops GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Gweedo Murray
    You lost me on broccoli. Bring back okra.

  10. Unca Jim

    Unca Jim said, almost 4 years ago

    @Carlo Recagno
    “As much as I like this storyline, I find a bit unlikely that kids talk like adults.”
    = ===== =
    Agreed.. I’m still uneasy about the ‘different feel’ about the art-work, as mentioned before.. Something’s up.

  11. pastordave247

    pastordave247 said, almost 4 years ago

    I bet you wouldn’t say that if you had their job.

  12. Keeper 98

    Keeper 98 said, almost 4 years ago

    @ Robert Thompsett – “Over paid (‘payed?’) and over rated” huh. I would say the opposite is more like it..

  13. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, almost 4 years ago

    VIRAL diabetes? Not that I’ve heard of – it’s usually being FAT

  14. OldManMountain

    OldManMountain said, almost 4 years ago

    The nosy National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local Public Health departments have caused our population to grow out of control because they improved the health of most Americans. Terrible!

    We had fewer people driving on the roads and clogging our schools when we could count on polio, cholera, and smallpox to keep the population in check.

    For goodness sakes, government has foisted on us vaccination programs to reduce by 95% risks of potentially debilitating diseases like hepatitis B, measles, mumps, tetanus, rubella, and diphtheria.

    Stay out of our lives! Maybe we like those diseases! What would we do anyway with the billions of dollars it would cost to treat these illnesses?

    Don’t even get me started on safer roads and cars and how they have caused the natural checks on population growth to wither.

    If these kids don’t eat sugary snacks, how will our dentists survive? Think, people!

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