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John Deering

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  1. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 2 years ago

    A local school district added vegetarian lunch options and vegetarian parents asked the school to make sure their kids ate them. There was an immediate black market in hot dogs & hamburgers serving the vegetarian children market. Capitalism is nature at work.

  2. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I certainly hope you don’t have children.

  3. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I also understand, from a newspaper article about our local (Chicago suburban) high school district, that they are on the verge of dropping the program because 1. the kids won’t eat it; and 2. it’s so low in calories that they’re not satisfied. I wish a study would be done on obesity by ethnicity. Some diets don’t translate well to more urban or even suburban environments. And when parents were themselves raised on convenient foods with quick return on satisfaction (i.e., salt, sugar, fat), they are not in a good position to provide better meals to their families. Further, with new studies constantly coming out contradicting what we “knew” about nutrition, especially fat and sugar, to force an unpalatable diet on anyone is just plain stupid.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Dogday: studies of the “Asian” diet over decades, as well as in the tribal areas of the Caucasus where longevity and health is the rule, indicate a healthy, non-preservative, and yes palatable diet, is far healthier than the junk food and chemical-filled diets in the U.S.. Much of that “convenience” in “convenience foods” is the result of marketing, and profit making. Fighting such things as “home economics” programs in schools has even been part of it, teaching kids to open a package, not prepare meals.

  5. bueller

    bueller said, about 2 years ago

    Wait, wait…by hyperbole you mean … like …
    satire ?
    Where am I ?? Is this the editorial cartoon section ?? What the deuce ?!

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 2 years ago

    Does this belong in the comic section?

  7. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, about 2 years ago

    you can lead kids to the dinner table, but you can’t make them eat.

  8. bueller

    bueller said, about 2 years ago

    Stick to posting clip art.

    Fewer typos.

  9. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 2 years ago

    Hey, that looks familiar.

  10. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 2 years ago

    @Dogday88

    “2. it’s so low in calories that they’re not satisfied.”
    -——-
    I would have starved as a kid. School lunches were all I had as a kid.

  11. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 2 years ago

    I’ve a theory ’bout “Fanatical Do Gooders”, FDGs. FDGs never consider human nature when proposing good deeds. Hence, the black market I mentioned. The Veggie victim kids hated being different and having to eat those institutional vegetarian meals. So they acted just like kids and tossed the green junk and took their appetites elsewhere.

  12. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 2 years ago

    Which Pres suggested we eat more broccoli? Wasn’t that Clinton?

  13. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    HGW Bush hated broccoli.

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 2 years ago

    Okay, let me try that again. Does a conic section belong in the comic section?

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 2 years ago

    I LOVE Brussels Sprouts! We grew them when I was kid. Funny looking plant. I’ve never tried them with ham, though. Sounds good. We just steam them and serve with butter. Yummy.

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