April 12, 2012

You can't make this stuff up

We interrupt Goat Rope's regularly scheduled programming to share the latest supreme wisdom from a local right wing newspaper columnist. Writing in the Charleston Daily Mail, Don Surber attacks school nutrition programs. These were, ironically enough, enacted by President Harry Truman as "a measure of national security" after the military found that many WWII recruits were unfit for service due to malnutrition in childhood.

The esteemed columnist, however, is having none it. Rather, he makes the following argument:

Isn’t hunger a motivation to study hard and make something of yourself?

There you have it.

1 comment:

Hollowdweller said...

I'm really loving some of the rhetoric coming out of the right lately.

The people cheering letting the dude without insurance die at the debate. The idea that an empty belly motivates you to be a better person.

Obama really nailed it with the "social darwinisim" comment.