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April 24, 2012 1:24 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

As most of you know, I live in the Pacific Time Zone, so it’s actually mid-morning here. But I find myself becoming ravenous when it’s “lunch buffet” time; I’m becoming like a hobbit, with a second breakfast! No wonder my diet isn’t going well. Anyway, there’s plenty to share:

* Obama draws heat for failing to redeem campaign promise to label Turkish slaughter of Armenians “genocide.”

* Kaiser tracking poll shows Supreme Court oral arguments on ObamaCare didn’t change many minds, though they did improve image of Court itself among Republicans.

* Grassley tells Radio Iowa he fears Colombian prostitutes servicing Secret Service agents may have been part of espionage operation, perhaps even for the Russkies. Senior moment, Chuck?

* GOP Senate candidate in Missouri—a woman, no less—admits she doesn’t know what the “Violence Against Women Act” is about.

* Great Falls, Virginia, astir over plans for the building of a 25,000 square foot home modeled on Versailles.

* Mr. Sensitive, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, line-item-vetoes funds for rape crisis centers in the middle of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

And in non-political news:

* Pizza Hut Middle East debuts new pies with crusts stuffed with cheeseburgers and chicken nuggets. Yes, America’s losing its global leadership.

Back in a few, and no, I’m not calling Kuwait for a pizza delivery.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

Comments

  • Ron Byers on April 24, 2012 1:33 PM:

    This must be a slow news day, or a lot of liberal workers are actually, you know, working. I have taken a tour around the interwebs and don't find much liberal commenting going on.

  • Sgt. Gym Bunny on April 24, 2012 1:47 PM:

    RE: Great Falls uber-duber super mansion

    The Romney's have started planning their country retreat already!!! Well, dang...

  • Rick B on April 24, 2012 2:24 PM:

    Ed, if you are serious about dieting try the Atkins diet phase 1, and record every bite of food each day. Total the calories.

    By your second week without sugar and carbohydrates you will not suffer hunger pangs. Those are caused by sugar or carbs that quickly get into your blood stream and "spike" your blood sugar. The hunger comes when the blood sugar levels drop rapidly from their excessively high level, usually about two or so hours after the offending carbs or sugar.

    I found it was easier if I also gave up caffeine. Problems do occur when going to phase II and adding carbs back in. Weight starts creeping back on.

  • KarenJG on April 24, 2012 2:34 PM:

    Hmm, must be just about time for Elevensies out there now, huh?

  • zeitgeist on April 24, 2012 4:39 PM:

    GOP Senate candidate in Missouri—a woman, no less—admits she doesn’t know what the “Violence Against Women Act” is about.

    pssst. . . I'll give you a little hint. Read the title of the Act.

  • boatboy_srq on April 24, 2012 4:42 PM:

    Mr. Sensitive, Florida Gov. Rick Scott

    The snark is good, but most Floridians refer to that person as Governor Voldemort. It fits better.

  • Quaker in a Basement on April 24, 2012 5:07 PM:

    Pizza Hut Middle East debuts new pies with crusts stuffed with cheeseburgers and chicken nuggets. Yes, America’s losing its global leadership.

    Nuh-uh. Last week a got a door hanger advertising pizzas with hot dog stuffed crusts. We're number one!

  • zandru on April 24, 2012 7:23 PM:

    "crusts stuffed with cheeseburgers and chicken nuggets"

    ... and now "hot dog stuffed crusts" here in the US?!? The Hut just keeps getting more and more disgusting. Looking back, I had assumed that cheese-stuffed crusts on their already over-cheesed pizzas were as low as they could go...

    Reminder to self: there is no bottom. It can ALWAYS get worse.

    Captcha puts in "camp rapinmar" - yeah, I imagine it might be worse there.

  • navamske on April 24, 2012 7:53 PM:

    "Grassley tells Radio Iowa he fears Colombian prostitutes servicing Secret Service agents may have been part of espionage operation, perhaps even for the Russkies. Senior moment, Chuck?"

    More like a señor moment.