Julie Albertson: Really Fucking Dumb

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I can’t even with this chick. I was going to post a long series of completely brainless Tweets she tweeted about how sugar and candy bars are EVIL, people, and should be BANNED! Just like online hatred and anti-Royal Wedding people should be banned! But I just kant. Just go read her Twitter stream and watch how she is actually arguing that because she cannot stop herself from ramming bars of chocolate and/or cupcakes or other sugary confections down her piehole, then they should be outlawed.

Here’s a trip down memory lane, by the way. Hey, Donkey, how about just developing some self-control instead of depriving the poors of sugar? Or here’s another revolutionary thought that works for most of us: moder-fucking-ation. Have one little treat a week, not several during a Whole Foods binge when your short hairy D-list boyfriend can’t make it to your Pretty Princess Big-Girl Birthday Party.

White girl, first world “problems” — how they fucking irk me.

408 COMMENTS

    • She has no time to help anymore, sorry Ashton. She’s too busy campaigning for the outlawing of sugar, any product with sugar, and anything remotely resembling food she thinks are unhealthy for the poors. Apologies.

  1. As someone who runs errands for an anti-poverty agency this ticked me off. “Food stamps are for nutrition” is pretty short sighted. “Food stamps” kinda gives away her outdated thinking. It’s a really nuanced and complicated issue. Would it kill her to say that? While this may sound snotty … I, who am immersed in this every day, have very conflicting feelings about it. It’s just not that simple.

    Food stamps are to ease the incredibly stressful burden of poverty on those who have not been as lucky as the rest of us, and those who have fallen on hard times. Candy bars happen to be cheap, and while imperfect, they can soothe a grumpy child, and offer a fast, while imperfect, jolt of energy, and a whole lot of calories. Read up.

    • I learned over at GOMI that necessities like toilet paper and feminine hygiene products are not included in food stamp allowances. I’m finding that really upsetting and wondering (Ashton?) how I can help. Seriously.

      • My understanding is that some states provide a small ancillary allowance for non-food products to women with children; otherwise I suppose you are expected to use whatever unemployment money you can collect to purchase those items.

        • Eh, but if you take the cash allowance from public assistance you then have to participate in the back to work programs, which is full-time. For $38 a week.

        • In the state I live the guidelines for cash allowances is extremely strict. You basically have to be completely indigent to qualify.
          Which, yes the completely indigent do have a greater need, but what about the working mom with two kids who has to choose between eggs and toilet paper this week? She’s pretty much SOL.

    • Not only all of that but allowing yourself a “treat” can make your life feel more normal. You can give your kid a cookie in their lunch box so they can feel like the other kids, you can get yourself something you ate as a child (Nutty bars! Starburst! Jelly beans!) to remind you of happy times, you can buy your kid a MOTHER FUCKING EASTER BASKET. But no, you dumb fucking poors. Get jobs and buy poison sugar yourselves!

      • Yup.

        Sorry you’re poor! No Easter traditions for you! Let your kids hard boil some eggs, protein is very festive! Keep my tax money off your jelly beans! Thanks! Have a nice day!

        Valentine’s day? Nope! Sorry, sucks to be you, poors! No cordial cherries for you unemployed losers! Flowers? HA. I’d like to see the day.

        Christmas? HA HA HA! No festive M&Ms to make the holidays bright for you! How about a nice bowl of ‘get a job’, hmmm? Hope you like those crappy dollar store toys I threw in the donation bin, you’d better be GRATEFUL I did that, I didn’t have to, you know.

        Thanksgiving? Pie? Fuck you, you don’t deserve pie. Eat some beans and canned pumpkin and praise the gods my FU Money gives you the nourishing blessing of Ramen, you loser. You got a year old frozen turkey in the poor person Thanksgiving lottery? Well, you have fourteen pounds of protein to be extra-thankful for, then!

        Wait, I’m SO NICE, why are you looking at me like that?

    • I work in the Bronx, a veritable food desert (per the NY Times and others), at least for healthy food. An argument can be made about limiting some foods, I’m just not sure the argument should be based on her inability to moderate her intake and engage in sugar self-medication. Poor people are an easy target, however I don’t think I’m in disagreement that soda should not be used w/ SNAP (in NY) benefits.

      • I think the greater issue is, rather than eliminating unhealthy foods, bringing HEALTHY foods to low income “food deserts”. When your local store is probably a fucking liquor store…seriously, what is someone supposed to do? She’s acting like the dumb poors are like “NOMMMM CANDY BARS YEAHHHH!”. No. That is not what’s happening. Not everyone gets to shop at Whole Foods and drink $6 fresh juices, Julia.

  2. I’d like to see her hold down two minimum wage jobs (or just her one non-paying job) AND cover rent AND pay for all of her food without any help from anyone, except maybe food stamps, and see what choices she is able to make.

    Girl has all the advantages in the world and STILL cannot eat healthfully. Thinks butt print cleanses are appropriate. Refuses to learn to cook unless she’s trying to impress her boyfriend.

    • I work and I definitely can’t afford Blue Print, not that I’m interested anyway.

      • What I don’t understand about Butt Print cleanse is that it’s just juice. Like, buy a nice juicer and cram a bunch of vegetables in it. The goddamn ingredients are on the label. Besides the initial investment of a juicer, theoretically you could do this yourself for pennies a day. But why would you want to?

        • Or buy juice (and no I don’t mean Sunny D or frozen juice, I mean Naked Juice or Odwalla) at the grocery store. Super premium store bought juice is comparable to BP crap at a quarter of the cost.

          Also, eat food. Real food. Meat and cheese and whole grain bread. Juices are fine as a supplement to regular meals, but they shouldn’t replace them.

    • Julie needs to read Barbara Ehrenreich’s book, ‘Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America’. Highly recommend if you’ve never read it.

      “With some 12 million women being pushed into the labor market by welfare reform, she decided to do some good old-fashioned journalism and find out just how they were going to survive on the wages of the unskilled–at $6 to $7 an hour, only half of what is considered a living wage. So she did what millions of Americans do, she looked for a job and a place to live, worked that job, and tried to make ends meet.

      As a waitress in Florida, where her name is suddenly transposed to “girl,” trailer trash becomes a demographic category to aspire to with rent at $675 per month. In Maine, where she ends up working as both a cleaning woman and a nursing home assistant, she must first fill out endless pre-employment tests with trick questions such as “Some people work better when they’re a little bit high.” In Minnesota, she works at Wal-Mart under the repressive surveillance of men and women whose job it is to monitor her behavior for signs of sloth, theft, drug abuse, or worse. She even gets to experience the humiliation of the urine test.

      So, do the poor have survival strategies unknown to the middle class? And did Ehrenreich feel the “bracing psychological effects of getting out of the house, as promised by the wonks who brought us welfare reform?” Nah. Even in her best-case scenario, with all the advantages of education, health, a car, and money for first month’s rent, she has to work two jobs, seven days a week, and still almost winds up in a shelter. As Ehrenreich points out with her potent combination of humor and outrage, the laws of supply and demand have been reversed. Rental prices skyrocket, but wages never rise. Rather, jobs are so cheap as measured by the pay that workers are encouraged to take as many as they can. Behind those trademark Wal-Mart vests, it turns out, are the borderline homeless. With her characteristic wry wit and her unabashedly liberal bent, Ehrenreich brings the invisible poor out of hiding and, in the process, the world they inhabit–where civil liberties are often ignored and hard work fails to live up to its reputation as the ticket out of poverty.”

      Sorry it’s a bit tl;dr. But this is one of the best books to illustrate the realities of poverty and the working poor.

      • i read this book for a poverty and wealth class during college and it truly is eye opening. i remember the chapter when she worked as a maid for a hotel and everyone lived on chips from a 7-11 because that’s all they could afford. i always tip in hotels now.

        • Love that book, I could only wish that Julia would read it… not underline, not highlight, but read it and think about it. I had a similar seminar in college and the professor had written a similar book based on her experiences working in a maquiladora in Mexico. The book is “For We Are Sold, I and My People” by M. Patricia Fernandez-Kelly. Makes you re-think NAFTA and globalization, to the extent that they affect families and dehumanize one group of people in the eyes of another.

      • I liked the book, but I thought it was a little superficial — as someone who grew up under such conditions. It’s nice to illuminate what it’s like, but one thing she doesn’t really experience is the abject hopelessness one feels when one is in poverty, working like crazy, and never digging out of the hole. At least Ehrenreich knew it would end after her experiment was over…

        One book I like, given how I grew up, is “Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class” — it rang true in a way that Nickel and Dimed didn’t.

        Just my $.02.

  3. I will try to create a logical diagram of Julia’s food stamp tweet.

    Candy bars and cupcakes are bad, m’kay?
    Except when I’m depressed in which case they are my life blood, m’kay?
    That’s all right because I’m not poor, m’kay?
    Well, technically I am as I have no discerable income, m’kay?
    Gee how depressing to think about this, m’kay?
    Being poor is really depressing, m’kay?
    I think I need a candy bar. Or maybe a cupcake, m’kay?

    See how that works, Julia?

  4. Yes Julia, I agree. If the government outlawed the use of food stamps for soda and candy, it would be BETTER THAN A BAG OF PEEPS ( my highest compliment!).
    I just Kant.

    • Thank you for this L3E!
      Her highest compliment for Noelle Hancock’ book is that it’s better than a bag of evil? How nice.
      OMFGZ
      The brayge. I have it. (again)

    • I saw that too. I almost died. Sugar is evil, except for Peeps, which are 100% sugar and remarkable in every way.

      Jackles really is like Drew Barrymore in 50 First Dates. She has 24hour amnesia.

  5. Ok, once again…she did not read the NYT article and she’s offering it up to bolster her argument. READ THE FULL ARTICLE, DUMBASS, IT DOES NOT SAY WHAT YOU THINK IT SAYS.

  6. because the single mother who has fallen on hard times has no business buying her child soda or candy for a birthday party, right? i’m pretty conservative and even i fucking hate the argument people make for banning “food stamps for sugar.”

    what kills me is that she throws herself into these debates without even a second of thought towards both sides of the argument. meanwhile, there she is, posing in front 0f a huge tower of cupcakes that she could never afford without her parents. ooof.

    • I might sound a little too much like an ally of Senõr Yack’s despicable father when I say this, but I think there is non-bitchy way to support banning using food stamps on, say, soda and candy bars. You propose the ban not because you think poor people shouldn’t be eating sugar (in fact, you acknowledge that it’s none of your business what they choose to eat). Instead, you argue for the ban based on these facts:

      -Food stamps are an expenditure of tax dollars provided in part by you, so what they are spent on IS your business, unlike the dietary choices of the poor
      -Federal resources for the food stamp program are limited, and should therefore be spent in the most efficient way
      -You think allowing soda and candy to be purchased with food stamps detracts from the efficiency of the food stamp program.

      TL;DR version: you receive food stamps and want to eat some yummy junk food? Great! It’s none of my business what you eat unless you are buying it with tax dollars, so spend your own money this time.

      • Nope, that still sounds bitchy! Fuck you too! You want to put your nose into my refrigerator? Then feel free to literally pay my rent. Otherwise keep your righteous indignation about your OMG tax dollars to yourself.

        Also people who “tl;dr” at the end of their posts are usually assholes. You think nobody has the mental clarity and focus to read more than 3 sentences strung together? Go back to SomethingAwful.

        • ITA, Stalker. I don’t see how that was non-bitchy or in any way different than what conservatives always say about programs that help the poor.

        • Why the hate? If you actually read my post, you’d see that this is something I propose as a potential argument, not something I am proposing as my opinion. Evidently you do need a tl;dr version, Stalker. Really, personally attacking another commenter because they used the phrase tl;dr?

          I like this site because of the snarky cleverness and sense of community, and as I’ve said before as mildly as I could think how, the only thing that has turned me off from this site in the past is seeing commenters hurl vitriol at each other for no very goo reason. If you’re going to launch a humorless personal attack against me, it better be for a better reason than you have here: inability to read or understand nuance.

          Fuck you, Stalker.

          • I’ll address all of Stalker’s points:

            “Nope, that still sounds bitchy!”
            Fair enough. I was proposing a potential argument, not my personal opinion, and I’m quite open to the idea that it’s still bitchy.

            “Fuck you too! You want to put your nose into my refrigerator? Then feel free to literally pay my rent. Otherwise keep your righteous indignation about your OMG tax dollars to yourself. ”
            I don’t want to put my nose in your refrigerator. I already indicated that I was expressing AN opinion, not my opinion.

            “Also people who “tl;dr” at the end of their posts are usually assholes. You think nobody has the mental clarity and focus to read more than 3 sentences strung together? Go back to SomethingAwful.”
            Other than to say that I my intent wasn’t condescension but to provide a quick summary in conclusion like every second grader is taught to do, I don’t think this bit of assholery deserves a response. And I totally, totally hang out on a judicious combination of NonSociety and 4chan, not SomethingAwful. Remember that drop-by hater who everyone thought was Lasagna? Totally me.

          • At one point, I remember reading Stalker say that he/she regretted harassing Creepy Divorced Bob. Personally, I think the people who went after Afghani were way out of line. If we’re going to pretend that we learn from our mistakes in very un-Donkeyish fashion, why, exactly, is it a good idea to go after me because you don’t take the trouble to process a comment I wrote?

          • Were you Erica? Or maybe I’m thinking of the wrong name. The one who was sticking up for Donkey a couple of weeks ago and it kind of turned into a brawl?

          • Are you pro-Donkey, anti-Donkey, or somewhere in-between? That night you were obviously pro-Donkey but do you ever post anti-Donkey comments like the rest of us?

          • Just to be clear, I was being sarcastic about being Erica or whomever. The only two names I’ve ever posted as on here or on RBNS are the one I’m posting as now and Donkeys Have Expiration Dates. Don’t worry; my feelings about Donkey are none too ambivalent.

          • Haha! I thought you were serious about being Erica. I was going to try and find out what makes a person go hot and cold when it comes to Donkey. I’m someone who can definitely benefit from the tl;dr version of things.

          • Yeah, I can’t understand what could make a person go hot and cold on the Donkey, though I can certainly understand what would make a person go from hot to permanently cold on the Donkey.

          • This happened to me yesterday at GOMI. Sometimes people just want to participate in the conversation and offer different points of view rather than group thinking our way in each thread. I enjoy seeing different perspectives and offering my own. Chewing each other out doesn’t help anything; point out the flaws and continue talking, you know?

      • I think it would be great if as part of our tax returns every year we could put the percentage of our taxes to go where we want it to go. For instance 30% defense, 50% education and 20% free cheetos and catnip. You could have a series f boxes with percentages. and maybe an “other column” then the IRS adds it all up and congress meets and divies it up. It would be a mess for 5 years but then people would start thinking about where the money really goes. Maybe a smaller version of this, but anyway that is my definition of democracy!

        • Bob. That’s a great idea, in theory. In practice… well, people in general don’t have the best judgement. 51% of the US re-elected George Bush (YES I WENT THERE). I don’t want them deciding to skip paving the roads this year and oh yeah we don’t really need OSHA either let’s buy and XBox for everyone.

          • I know… in theory it is great, it would never work in practice but I think as an exercise to do it just once and let people see where their tax money actually goes versus what they think is important

          • 51% of the US re-elected George Bush (YES I WENT THERE).

            Yeah, but the US doesn’t have compulsory voting.

      • Awesome! I’m against war, do I get to mandate we pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan since I pay taxes? Great! Love how that works. Except…wait. How come the only time this argument is made relates to services for the poor?? Somethings up with that methinks!!!!!

      • Here’s the thing (here’s the thing!): If a poor person buys a Hostess product, how does that affect you, the taxpayer, negatively? Last time I checked, murderers hadn’t used the Twinkie defense in 30 years. We all know that in an ideal world, rich and poor alike would be eating healthier food. That doesn’t give you the right to dictate what another individual chooses as a source of calories. Use your vote to treat the causes, not the symptoms, of social injustice.

        • Nail on head right here. Who cares if folks using food stamps eat themselves to death with utter crap? How does that affect you, really? It’s their choice. May not be the one you’d choose but again, THEIR CHOICE. Why can’t we instead try to lift people out of poverty instead of micro-managing their lives?

      • It’s none of my business what you eat unless you are buying it with tax dollars

        And yet nobody suggests applying that to, say, Xe (the corrupt scam artists formerly known as Blackwater). It’s fine for them to spend Our Tax Dollars however they want, because they are superior beings unlike the poors.

        Seriously, food stamps are for food. People should be able to decide which foods they want to buy without having a bunch of overly entitled middle-class meddlers stick their oar in. A chocolate bar can be a delicious treat as well as a quick energy boost.

        Solve issues with nutrition on the supply side, not with this BOOTSTRAPS paternalism crap. Where food deserts are identified, come up with innovative small business grant and loan programs to boost availability of healthy foods.

        I know that this is not your actual argument, but a devil’s advocate thing you’re doing. Still, I have to say that it is such an intellectually bankrupt bit of nonsense that I only hear from people who are complete assholes who think they are better than the poors that I can’t even. It’s crap that should have gone out with fucking Oliver Twist.

    • This. Can’t she just go back to tweeting about what’s really important, like when Wills and Kate will have a baby.

      In all seriousness, this is the kind of thing that really gives me the brayge with her. I can deal with her vapid, grifting, famewhoring, gold-digging antics but I just Kant with her cruel, ignorant, barely-thought-out opinions.

  7. how about dumb slag and the moron brigade, she’s trying to be buddy-buddy with, attack the government for making healthy food (or fresh produce) more expensive than processed packaged food?

  8. I can’t even be enraged over her stupidity anymore. She is just THAT stupid and shamelessly ignorant that nothing she says or does even surprises me anymore.

  9. Hey Julia Allison, I lay down the gauntlet to you. How’s about you take the $100 or so you spend a week on cupcakes and similar shit, and you donate that money to someone who really needs it. Your candy money goes to someone else for a year.

    How about it Julie?

  10. A politician friend of mine lived on the food stamps program for a week to make a point and he said he was grumpy and starving all the time. $25 is not a lot for one person for a week, especially when you consider that’s about the cost of dinner and unfancy drinks (for one) in a relatively cheap restaurant.

    • And not to mention that you have to be REALLY destitute to even qualify for SNAP benefits. I bring home almost nothing from unemployment (60% of my “income” goes to rent and utilities), and I don’t qualify.

      I do frequent food pantries, but they are hit-and-miss. Some of them offer excellent, healthy food, while others give you some canned soup, frozen ground turkey, and boxes of grits. And, yes, they give out sweets, too — I’m not going to go so far as to say that it’s a basic human right to eat candy bars, but think about how dehumanizing it already is to depend on other people for your basic needs, and then think about being treated with such paternalism on top of it.

  11. I cannot believe that video with the cupcake addiction. How disgusting!!! It would be a complete rareity if I even allowed myself one cupcake (or hell, half a cupcake) because I watch everything I eat to maintain my weight. It would be an a treat to have even a bite of a cupcake and this one stuffed how many cupcakes in her mouth?! I don’t think she realized people were laughing at her, not with her. Mare Mare wanted to probably slit the bitch.

    PS – glad to see the pelts have lasted atleast 3 years. What an investment!!

    • The worst thing about that video to me is how she’s pretending to sneak them while visibly making sure she’s caught by the camera. And by Megan (or however this one spells it). She thinks this is cute! She thinks this going to make Bravo want to put her on TV. She’s a very sick girl. I feel bad for the guys trying to have a real meeting with these buffoons who are ignoring everything in real life in a futile attempt to turn their various disorders into a cheap imitation of basic cable programming.

      • You’re absolutely right, Cathy Cartoon. She keeps smooshing cupcakes in her face because she just can’t get enough of her own supposed cuteness. The “I’m so adorably naughty for eating all these cupcakes” routine is vomit-inducing.

    • Ok, putting on my bitchface here. I totally wouldn’t care whether she ate cupcakes/sugar or not (and am kind of tired of these “Julia is soooo awful because she east sugar and I’m sooooo perfect b/c I only eat one square of chocolate at a treat once a month that I allow myself for being perfect and tiny & cute.”) but she obviously doesn’t have a healthy relationship (well with anything really, but we’re talking about sugary treats here).

      Who cares if Julia eats cupcakes. And who cares if anyone feels superior to her eating habits with anal-sounding self-control “rareity if I even allowed myself one cupcake (or hell, half a cupcake) because I watch everything I eat to maintain my weight.” What’s annoying about Julia is that she assumes anyone else gives a shit; (it’s not cute Julia, – 30 year old woman creaming herself over cupcakes, grow up) AND she refuses to acknowledge her obvious food issues while going on about her obsession with weight.

      But seriously, god forbid anyone have 1 WHOLE cupcake because it might cause *gasp* weight gain.

      • I fully agree with this comment. Enjoy life, people! That’s one of the weirdest things about Miss Donkey. She tries to mimic fun without actually ever having any.

        I watch what I eat too…because I don’t eat with my eyes closed (rim shot!). After I finish this salad I am going to have a WHOLE CHOCOLATE BAR, because all JP’s talk of chocolate croissants yesterday made me want one and I forgot to stop at the bakery this morning. 🙂

        • she never really has any fun, does she? Even when eating a WHOLE cupcake (or four chocolate bars) they are tinged with sadness tears and guilt ridicule….

          Ugh, what a sad life.

      • Yeah, I agree. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I would have a salt lick in every room of my apartment if I could and I love me some fried bar food. I definitely am mindful of my salt/grease intake and make an effort to eat well most days, but when I do eat fries or wings you’d better believe I’m enjoying every minute and not feeling guilty about it.

        The fact that Jabs has to turn having a treat into such an illicit, naughty, character-defining aspect of her personality is the saddest thing about her, to me.

  12. Much of her bizarre anti-content is laughable (eighteen photographs of herself at Fashion Week, all in a hateful row!) but things like this expose how wicked she really is. Her black-hearted marriage of viciousness and stupidity is dangerous in a civilized world.

  13. Guys, guys, come onnnnn. She’s talking about poors chocolate like Sixlets or Wal-o-rama! Not Whole Foods organic, fair trade, expensive chocolate that coat your froat like a cascade of pure chocolate bliss.

  14. One of the things that enbrayges me about her is that she always states her stupidity with such arrogant authority. She has an endless supply of clueless scolding and lecturing.

    • This. She really is impressed with her own intellectual capabilities, against all reason.

  15. OT, but did anyone else get a case of the lulz when she wrote “f—-ed” up instead of “fuck” on a link? Jules, we all know you swear like a sailor. No need to sanitize your blog to appear like June Cleaver for Jack.

  16. I think I just counted around 23 tweets sent today. Today, people. 23. In one day.
    Best case scenario, girlfriend is mainlining cupcakes atop her ivory tower whilst life coaching the poors. Worst case, well, I’ve never got on board with the whole diagnosing mental illness angle before this, but this does seem like a complete manic episode (my father had BPD with a side of schizophrenia so I am not unfamiliar with mental illness).
    This does seem manic. And even if it isn’t a mental disorder? Where are her friends? I think I speak to most cat ladies and men here, if I ever put any of these tweets online, my husband and friends would call me and say “have some self respect and step away from the keyboard”. Right?

  17. I don’t blame her necessarily for having a sweet tooth – I do myself, and find it very hard to control. But I DO blame her for being a Class-A fucking cunt. First of all, assface, it’s not indisputable that sugar is toxic, so STFU and stop talking about that damn NYT article everyone and their mother read. Also, STFU about poverty, public policy, and pretty much everything else you know dickshit about. Seriously, one of the most glaring examples of white privileged entitlement run amok, you are an embarrassment to Georgetown and you are just very, very ignorant and dumb. So don’t talk about what the poors should or should not eat, okay dipshit?

    Humility – look into it. Fuckface.

  18. Also ENDLESS FUCKING THURSDAY MORNING LOLS right here:

    JuliaAllison Julia Allison
    @ @chelsea_hunter – actually, I don’t think soda, candy, or any sort or fast food should be sold to anyone – regardless of income.

    Jesus Christ you goddang dingbat, yes let’s just OUTLAW ENTIRE FOOD GROUPS while we are at it. Internet bullying police, sugar police – please tell me what else the government should fucking waste their time and resourches policing in a time of economic austerity.

    NO ONE should be allowed to drink soda because Julia Allison read one fucking article where one guy claims sugar is toxic. Got that, America???

    • And while we’re at it, let’s just go out and kill millions of jobs and dozens of industries while we’re at it. Idiot.

    • So she got a poli sci degree without any study of economics, economic history, or repressive political systems?

      Or is she just unable to connect the dots between these ideas of hers and extreme inefficiencies and repression?

      Hmmmm… my vote is on #2?

    • She really is just so incredibly, monumentally stupid. And thinks she’s smart. It is stunning.

      • Ooh, I will be right there with you. Nobody keeps me from Diet Coke and lives to tell about it. I once killed a waiter just for giving me Diet Pepsi instead of Coke. **Throws white girl gang signs**

      • Why would they ban DIET coke? That makes no sense from me. It’s a similarly-priced (same price, usually) substitute for a high-calorie drink. Wouldn’t you want to just tax regular coke/pepsi and thus make people transition to the calorie-free variety? At least then you’re leaving people with a reasonable substitute that isn’t fat-taxed. (I know diet soft drinks aren’t perfect, but diabetes and weight problems seem like the biggest problem with regular sodas)

          • In Mexico they still make Coke with Cane sugar. It tastes better and I think is probably better for you than high fructose corn syrup, although there are some who say there is no difference. I am sure someone on here knows the true facts about this. Is there a difference in “healthiness” between corn syrup and sugar… I suppose i could google it but y’all tend to be smarter than the google

          • Yeah, I don’t fool myself that Diet Coke will give me thinner thighs, I’m just really addicted to it. So if it’s bad for me and yet I cannot stop myself from drinking it, obvs it should be banned, right Julie? Everyone should suffer because of my inability to moderate myself.

          • @CTBob
            Yup, Mexican Coke is dee-licious. I get one to wash down tacos at my favorite taco stand. The glass bottle keeps the flavor nice. I love coke in a glass bottle. Of course, I’m biased, I’m from the land of all things Coca-Cola.

        • Your body may not be overjoyed at a rush of cane sugar but, unlike HFCS, at least it understands what it is.

          Mexican coke has a lighter taste. Helps me get my Happy Days on.

        • I’ll admit, I love me some diet coke. But when I stopped drinking it by the gallons, the weight just melted off.

          • I don’t really need to melt off much weight, but I’ll cut out my mid-morning and early-evening diet coke w/ lime and see what happens. The points made in that article linked above make me think that I’ll appreciate other foods more if I’m not taking in artificial sweeteners.

            The only problem now is, what to do with the cases and cases of Diet Coke w Lime that my cats and I have this basement! Anyone want to trade some Franzia for diet sodas?

          • Not everyone wants to lose weight. Some of us just hate sugary soda and like caffeine.

        • I had a hard core diet soda addiction for over 10 years – like five cans of Diet Mountain Dew a day. I finally went cold turkey on the stuff about four months ago. I had caffeine withdrawal symptoms for about a week, but once I got over that hump, I felt so much calmer and less frantic.

          Anyhow, yeah, the diet drinks are pretty awful for you.

      • I will join you in your Diet Coke protecting army. Form a wall around the Diet Coke, people! There’s no way they can take us all.

        • I will join you in diet coke protection if you keep me in my Cocopuffs and Capt’n Crunch Because i am cuckoo for cocopuffs

    • EYE ROLL. Already they have issues with taxing certain candies like a plain Hershey bar? Fat taxed. Cookies and cream Hershey bar? No fat tax because it has flour and is considered a “food” not a candy. Where does she think we’ll have the time and resources to argue for and against all these things??!

      • Exactly. She’s thoroughly incapable of following her own arguments to their logical conclusion, and she doesn’t care to do so anyway. Corner a stupid person? This is what you get. See, those of us who use “logic” and “reason” and “intellect” realize within seconds this is absolutely batshit to suggest.

    • Oh, is THAT what you think, Julia Baugher: Big Big Thinker? Miss Relatively Harmless? All heart.

    • What qualifies as “fast food” then? Seriously does she think we should just shutter all “fast food restaurants” tomorrow? How would this work?

      This is honestly one of the most stupid things I’ve ever seen her write, and that is saying a whole lot.

    • But then where will all the poor people who need to get a fucking job work?

      I mean, the usual answer to ‘No one is hiring!’ is ‘Well, McDonalds is always hiring!!!’

    • I don’t think that J. A. Baugher should be sold to anyone, regardless of income. Does that help, Ashton?

  19. #Sugar is the new DOPAMINE! Ashton, help us save ALL THE GIRLS!

  20. I’m eating cookies while reading this and laughing my tiny cute ass off. COME TAKE MY SUGAR AWAY, Julia, Captain of the Health Gestapo!

  21. Jacy and JP have the most fantastically hideous pictures of Donkey. Whenever I see a close-up of her hands, I think of that Seinfeld episode where Jerry stops dating some girl because he’s so grossed out by her man-hands. Julia’s hands look exactly like that.

      • I believe you mean “potato sack knees.” Sausage and potato is OK in Julia land. Candy is not. Maybe we should start saying her fingers are like Baby Ruths and her knees look like marshmallows.

    • And it’s been argued here that her hands look like that because of her issues with food.

      Julia: Therapy. Please.

  22. Tout est poison, rien n’est poison, tout est une question de dose. ~Claude Bernard

    All substances are poisonous, there is none that is not a poison; the right dose differentiates a poison from a remedy. ~Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus

    [img]http://www.winecommonsewer.com/photos/uncategorized/prohibition_gr2_s.jpeg[/img]

  23. Hey, she just wants to help ALL THE RICH GIRLS stay thin. What’s wrong with that? We really should feel free to relax.

    • Sorry, responding to myself.

      Julie, I know you are reading here. The next time you start boo-hooing about haters being mean to you for no reason because OMG you are so nice and if we just met you we would know how OMG nice and pretty and pink and sparkly you are, stop and read this thread. You are ignorant and cruel and this is why we mock you.

    • Catladies and Catgentlemen, I give you Julia Allison, the Amazing Burro who is now trying to position herself as an authority on the intricacies of nutritional science. Just wait until she puts down her sword and picks up her pipette, then wait until she publishes her Nature paper demonstrating that disease would never happen without soda, candy bars, and cupcakes, and you’ll see how wrong you were not to take her seriously.

    • What I’m always reminded of when I see pictures of that Halloween was how pissed Donkey was that 3 Musketeers wouldn’t sponsor their outfits. Because they were giving them so much advertising!
      Donkey, not everyone wants endorsements like yours.

    • I was going to make a joke about how they actually used those candy bars and how no calories were involved.

      Then I realized that it would be crass.

      So I didn’t.

      Aren’t you glad?

  24. The thing about her is that her stupidity and her lack of a sense of humor are both sky-high that it’s hard to distinguish between when she’s being a moron and when she’s making unfunny jokes.

    “Soda shouldn’t be sold to anyone” sounds more like the latter.

    • No, she’s really serious. She’s backtracking because people are calling her a fucking asshole, so she’s pulling just absolutely insane retarded arguments out of her ass. She does this all (snap!) the (snap!) time (snap!).

      • Exactly right. It goes back to what you said up above, JFA….”Corner a stupid person, this is what you get.” Whenever she is confronted by facts that challenge whatever her latest absurdity is, she’ll abruptly change the direction of the argument and start throwing all kinds of shit around hoping no one will notice that she is actually…WRONG.

        • Smart people realize they should probably talk less most of the time, except when you know, they actually fucking know what they are talking about. She’s the exact opposite. I can’t even imagine how idiotic she was on the OMG HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE TEAM OMG!!!!!!

          • How does the saying go, “Smart people know they have a lot to learn, stupid people think they know everything”?

        • Also then she pulls her whole “This is not that hard to understand, it’s really simple, it’s not a big deal!” shit. Because saying that “fast food” should be outlawed is totally rational, what’s wrong with YOU?

    • I’d agree about this being humor if Julia hadn’t previously demonstrated that she holds a whole litany of bizarre nutritional views which are totally unsupported by all evidence. My favorite from the Donkey files is her eccentric opinion that “bread kills women.” Ashton, how can we help?

  25. It is 25 mins before Donkey has her “about 6 people meeting at Tribune”. Do they allow tweeting from Tribune meetings? If not, however will she help Ashton? Maybe Tribune does not care about white slavery.

  26. It made me so fucking stabby when she originally tweeted about the NYT sugar article a few weeks ago, because the gist of the article was “there isn’t a lot of good evidence yet, but it’s an interesting possibility that sugars may be toxic.” In contrast, Julia’s summary was along the lines of “OMFG, sugar is POISON and it is killing all the girls.”

    Note that Julia has previously ascribed the same toxicity to bread and to free speech.

    • And don’t forget pasta. Pasta is toxic, but only to women. Women should not be eating pasta!

    • She does this constantly. Takes a book or article that a) is not that profound to begin wtih and b) everyone has already talked about to death, and then blogs a picture of her underlining and notes in the margins, and talks about it nonstop for about a week (and most likely completely misguided as to its real meaning), later never to be heard about again. This week it’s “sugar is toxic.” Next week it’ll probably be about Osama Bin Laden and thanking our troops or something. Always a day late and a dollar short.

  27. Hey imbecile, feel free to relax and stop bullying candy. Hope that helps!

    • I also love how our opinion here is killing her ability to do business and make money and therefore our forum where we post opinions should be BALEETED!! Because it is HURTING HER AND HER FINANCES!!!

      But saying all candy, soda and fast food should be outlawed, therefore killing many of the largest companies/employers in the world and putting literally millions out of work? Tots fine, bunnies! I read an article! Sugar is bad, they should just, like, stop selling it or something!

  28. Actually, there’s a good deal of evidence that diet soda is much worse for you than soda with HFCS. I’m on my field trip with my kitten right now, but I can dig up that evidence later. (In response to Afghani; when I view things on my phone I can’t respond to actual posts – anyone know why that is? I don’t have problems doing that with other WP sites, such as GOMI.)

    • The evidence implicating artificial sweeteners in a variety of gastrointestinal cancers is far from reliable or conclusive, but it is a hell of a lot better than the evidence for the toxicity of sugars, which is just interesting speculation at this point.

    • What about between cane sugar and HFCS? as per my prior comment….Is there any real difference chemically or how it is metabolized?

    • Also (and I only know this b/c I had to do some quick research about artificial sweeteners for work last week), aside from the fact that the jury’s still out on whether they cause cancer or not, Splenda and the like keep sugar cravings alive. Like, the more you consume sweet things (whether or not they are made from real sugar) your body becomes conditioned to want more sweets. If you drink a diet coke today, you will crave something sweet the following day. This is problematic, b/c you might intend to reach for another zero-calorie treat the next day, but instead wind up bingeing on sugary candies and the like. The only way to eliminate sugar cravings is to eliminate all sweet flavors, including artificial sweeteners.

      • Some of us drink diet soda because we find regular soda tastes way too sugary. And I never have “sugar cravings,” whether I drink diet soda or not.

        The whole normative “Everyone wants to lose weight, everyone loves to overeat, everyone gets sugar cravings” attitude behind that article (and worse, in the followon pieces in other media) just makes me nuts.

          • meaning most people have cravings for something unhealthy – salty, fatty, sugary, whatever.

          • I don’t think it’s that I’m lucky, it’s that I don’t diet (because that shit almost killed me). I am sure that there are many people who get cravings because of issues other than restriction, but my seat-of-the-pants guess is that restriction is the source of the majority of food cravings.

            It would be interesting to see what research is out there on this; I may be totally wrong, but my anecdata suggests that comparing how much straight women and gay men seem to report food cravings vs. how much straight men seem to report food cravings makes me think they might be more common among the first group because of a higher prevalence of dieting and food restriction. (On the other hand, there could be a bunch of other reasons, including cultural preconceptions about how different groups relate to food.)

    • Hahaha. Now is there any way that the color pink can be found to cause, say, that most horrifying of all human diseases: obesity?

  29. MOTHER OF FUCK THIS BITCH IS DUMB.

    So, so, so dumb and ignorant.

    First of all, not all poors are gouging their eyes out for sugar. Even ones on food stamps. Sodium/fried foods are just as addictive. But let’s not confuse the working poor with those on food stamps any longer, shall we?

    1) Just because Julie’s addiction issues are totally unchecked, does not mean the rest of the world is deluded about theirs.

    2) Does she really know what can be purchased on food stamps? NOT A FUCK OF A LOT. I am betting the majority of people on food stamps are not dumb enough to waste what precious little they have on fucking pop and cookies and chocolate bars in vast quantities. If they did, they would have no food to eat and they would be starving all the time. There is this thing called a survival instinct Julie. As a failed gold digger/failure in your career, yours isn’t very pronounced, so no wonder this never occurred to you. Poor does not = Stupid. Do they have access to healthy food? No! But stop fucking insulting the intelligence of those who don’t have Mommy and Daddy to rely on like you, Porkchop.

    3) What this idiot does not realize is that obesity / sugar addiction is a problem of the working poor because often they do not have time between holding down 3 jobs and raising families for anything more than fast food and take out / lack the $$ to but the expensive, healthier options. SO SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT TAX DOLLARS, WHORE.

    4) JULIA — YOU ARE A FUCKING IDIOT AND I HOPE YOU CHOKE ON A PEEP, GET RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE THEY LOCK YOUR ASS UP AND MAKE YOU CONFRONT YOUR OWN FUCKING ADDICTION ISSUES.

    Hopefully there you will learn some perspective and your brain will start to function.

      • You’re right! I was too angry to think of anything else.

        Peeps are too cute to meet that fate.

        May she choke on her plastic hair and find herself in a padded cell through those means.

  30. I love how there is more traffic here than on her own fucking blog.

    Also I have a loaded gun in my mouth right now: Hershey’s chocolate!

    • Loving this thread for some reason!!!! Interesting non-Julia topic and I may learn a thing or two.

      • There are always good topics on here. They start out being JA centric but I love the tangents and the humor and the opinions…

    • you left out my all-time fave:

      [img]http://www.carmenalvarezphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/100201__0086.jpg[/img]

        • She had to push it because otherwise she’d have to turn her head and lose her “good” (as she would say—HAHAHAHAHAH!) angle.

      • THIS WAS THE OOOLD JULIAAA!!

        She liked them AT THE TIME!

        She hates sugar now! Sugar was only ok when she liked it, now that she read a popular article in a mainstream magazine that says sugar is bad, it should be outlawed! She has seen the light! No more sugar for her! Or anyone!

        Especially poor people! It’s ok for her to complain about the cost of health insurance and to mention how outrageous and expensive rental cars, airline baggage fees and Apple products are, but totally wrong for someone with no money to buy a diet coke or anything that isn’t vegetables! Life is expensive for Julia Allison and this should be stopped, but poor people just need to GTFO and buy beans and never a $1 Hershey’s bar, and she doesn’t see why it’s so damn hard for them to cook, clean, work three jobs and raise a kid, anyway.

        I mean, they made those choices and HAD THE KIDS and DIDN’T GET DADDY TO PAY FOR GEORGETOWN so they can’t get columnist jobs, she shouldn’t have to pay for their chocolate with HER tax dollars! She made all those decisions to fly around the US and not be there for her boyfriend’s birthday and leave NYC and write crazy shit on her blog, but those decisions are tots ok to complain about and expect others to ignore! It’s just the poor people’s decisions she can be condescending about and whine over and generally be an entitled sanctimonious bitch regarding!

        Don’t you know anything?

      • She’s such a pig. I like anything slutty too, but she is just grotesque and terrible.

      • What a prostitute.

        Donkey, you are no Kate Middleton, my dear.

    • Every time I see it, that Cupcake O-Face (the first one) literally makes me want to punch her.

    • Come on, guys! Where is she actually eating any of them sugarbombs? All I can see is a drag queen/lady boy-lookalike simulating fellatio with pastries, which is sick on its own right on so many levels.

    • This is awesome thank you. Also, I get kinda horny when I’m drinking, so I think the government should outlaw alcohol and men.

  31. Her latest round of tweets is forcing me into my hug machine for the rest of the day.

        • I think everyone could learn a lot from Jamie Oliver and his thoughts on appropriate school foods etc. I am sure that he is not saying that sugar should be taken out of our diets completely. He has a whole TV show on schools and lunches..

          • YES! A balanced approach and with actual data, not a you tube OMG revelation. Yeeeeaaa, trust that source. I think Jabs might be on drugs right now.

          • Jamie Oliver doesn’t walk the talk–his recipes are super high in fat and sodium, and run tremendously over budget. The TV show glosses over all of that, but the reality is that his innovations don’t actually scale outside of a restaurant, and nor are they necessarily the best choices for kids.

    • Exactly. She is horrible. It is reminiscent of her bullying episode, manic tweeting without thinking and making her look even crazier. Looks like she has another white knight too. She has to be doing it for the attention.

  32. Sort of OT (but sort of not? Obesity/diabetes?) I am DYING for her to make some sort of ignorant comment about The Village Voice’s “Guys Who Like Fat Chicks” article.

    http://www.villagevoice.com/2011-05-04/news/guys-who-like-fat-chicks/

    Come on, Jules, show me the ignorance.

    (also, it’s funny to me that this article goes against EVERYTHING she believes about men & attraction. Some men not only stray from “tiny” and “cute”… but instead enthusiastically go for VERY un-tiny. whatchyathinkaboutthat, jabs?

  33. “Inb4daPop” is now replying to everyone who @ed Julia about the sugar debate and making up complete straw man arguments that have nothing to do with the tweets that people actually wrote to her. And she’s supporting it.

    *sigh*

  34. “JuliaAllison @MissMorgado – we don’t have the “freedom” to use drugs! Although I guess that bothers some people ;)”

    Because the War on Drugs was such a great idea! I’m well past my stoner days, but I need a joint. And a strong drink. And a chocolate bar.

    • We however do have the freedom of speech and I guess that OBVIOUSLY bothers some people. 😉 😉 😉 😉

    • Honestly she needs to stop. She’s really just making an ass out of herself. Good god.

    • It’s like she’s never heard of Prohibition.

      Wait, this is Donkerina–maybe she never HAS heard of Prohibition!

  35. Um, didn’t she have a meeting with six people at noon or something today? Because she is still going at it. Must be so rude to tweet during a meeting with six people.

    • JP, feel free to relax! that meeting was so 49 minutes ago! (she tots never reads here!)

      Wonderful meeting at Tribune building w/ the awesome team at TMS about @SocialStudies. Really excited ab our next steps, better for readers!

      • “better for readers”

        This is true, but not in the way she thinks. She’s on the verge of some type of meltdown and we’re her only real “readers”.

      • When 6 people tell you to get in a room with them because your work needs to get better, it’s really not a compliment.

      • Um, dipshit? “Involves you” and “better for readers” really do not belong together, KTHX.

        Fucking asshole. I’ve had it today with her.

      • Wow. It really sounds like they had a come to Jesus meeting and either a. fired her or b. told her in no uncertain terms she needed to shape up or ship out. If everything was going along swimmingly with her column, I don’t think she would need to have some huge meeting with a bunch of editors. It sounds like someone is getting their ass kicked.

  36. OK Julia, here are some facts:
    The American Heath Association recommends 5 teaspoons (20 grams) of sugar per day, for adult men, it’s 9 teaspoons (36 grams) daily, and for children, it’s 3 teaspoons (12 grams) a day.
    http://www.rodale.com/recommended-sugar-intake

    Here’s the BLUEPRINT CLEANSE SUGAR CONTENT from the fruits they use:
    Renovation: 152g, 38 TEASPOONS
    Foundation: 115g, 29 TEASPOONS
    Excavation: 140g, 35 TEASPOONS
    I called them (OMG journalism 101) and a saleslady said the sugars were “naturally occurring in fruit” but she couldn’t say which was fructose and which was glucose.
    http://blueprintcleanse.com/choose-your-cleanse/renovationcleanse.html?start=2

    And even fructose is bad for you
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1029501/Can-fruit-make-fat-Natural-sugar-fruit-fuelling-nations-obesity-epidemic.html

    http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/nutrition/a/fructosedangers.htm

    Julia, you are a fool and tool.

    • That’s what is hilareballz about buttsquirt cleanse, it is all sugar. There is no way those juices are good for you. And what of the argument that fruits and vegetables, you know, nature things, HAVE SUGAR IN THEM?!?!?!?!?!?!

    • I bow to you for such a deft but factual dismissal — thanks for it.

      • Sorry for the typos. But yeah, it’s like I tell my writing students – facts are magical.

  37. I am looking forward to exacerbating her food issues by raising a stink every single time she blergs about consuming something with sugar in it.

    • This is why she makes such an awesome target for ridicule. She’s constantly speaking in these absolutes
      I NEVER DRINK!
      I WILL NEVER HAVE SUGAR AGAIN!
      I HAVE CELIAC DISEASE!
      I WILL MAKE ANTI BULLYING MY LIFE’S WORK

      and she forgets about them about 2.5 seconds later. It’s hilarious and also all kinds of fucked up.

      And anyone think she’s taking this up as her new First Laydee issue (smell ya later bullying) after seeing those Beyonce and Michelle Obama videos yesterday as part of the Let’s Move campaign?

      • On the one hand, the Michelle O and Beyonce dancing videos are so adorable and heartwarming that I want Julia to stay far away, but on the other, how amazing would it be to watch Julia try to clomp her way through the dance?

        • It would be hilarious for comparison purposes. FLOTUS has moves.

          • Right? M. Obama is so amazingly at ease with her body — that’s the best part about watching her. There’s also the part about how she is actually the First Lady of the United States, which is . . . so weird and awesome.

    • OK, catladies and brahs, I have a question, and I’m genuinely curious – does this count as “poking the beast,” which I’m not into doing? Was gonna tweet this at her white knight:

      @Inb4daPop Do you know anything about the person you’re white-knighting for? Read her blog? Aware of views she’s posted re:food & nutrition?

      Too much? Thing is, my Twitter account is under my real name, so it’s not bullying…

      • I don’t see how engaging in the conversation via twitter could be considered “poking the beast.” People are allowed to challenge the high and mighty Julia Allison. I say go for it, Captain Gary!

      • Yeah I’m not really of the “never engage JA” fan club. We’re free to do what we want, we all have free will. She puts this shit out there, I’m half a mind to activate my own unused twatter and @ her ass, she’s dumb and she deserves it.

        • I wouldn’t do it because I consider her a disgusting piece of shit and I never ever want to be in contact with her in any way (not to mention that I’m not on Twitter or her beloved Facebook in the first place), BUT I don’t see anything wrong with it. This is a disgusting piece of shit who begs for attention 28 hours a day. People can contact her all they want.

          • I wouldn’t do it because I’ve tried talking to her before and it’s like screaming at a brick wall. You get all pissed off and hoarse; nothing get’s through to her.

      • I looked at his/her Twitter – seems like an arrogant know-it-all. IMO not worth engaging, Capt’n.

        • Yeah, just did, and your views are confirmed. They’re an arrogant, UNHINGED know-it-all. 1400 tweets and 81 followers? That’s hard to believe, what with his/her calm, measured debating style. Also, they say food deserts are a myth – guess they’ve never been to South LA.

          • Or the Bronx..well, there’s food, not much that I’d want to ingest though and I’m not even a super healthy eater, just don’t have a taste for fast food, bodega carbs and fats or mystery meat.

        • By the way, based on the Twitter exchange I just had, those two go are peas in a pod — humorless, hectoring, know-it-all busybodies. They go together like chocolate and peanut butter — mm, chocolate and peanut butter. Call the sugar police!

  38. JuliaAllison I realize by expressing this inexplicably controversial opinion, I’ll probably make some enemies at McDonalds, Coke & Hershey’s.
    about 2 hours ago

    Really?! As if any corporation gives a how fuck about Julia’s “inexplicably (?) controversial opinion”….. Does she think she is risking potential sponsorship deals?
    Julia is truly on a manic binge right now. Is it ashram visit time?

    • In my experience, most people consuming those products don’t really have the resources to choose the healthier alternatives. As long as the economy is in the shitter, McD’s, Coke, Pepsi (which also owns Frito Lay), and Hershey’s are going to go very well. I believe the Bush Admin DOJ Anti-trust division also let Hershey buy some of their suppliers and a competitor also. So, with that vertical and horizontal monopoly, they should be doing VERY well.

    • watch out, julia, ronald’s going to send the hamburglar and mayor mccheese after you!

    • AND THERE IT IS. Please see my comment above. She does this EVERY TIME. Says something COMPLETELY FUCKING BATSHIT and then WE ARE ALL CRAZY for not seeing how completely logical she is.

      Seriously I’m about to go rage. I’m raging. I can’t anymore. I fucking hate her. Please, anyone on twatter, just go nuts on her ass. Cunt.

    • The funny thing is that, you know in her head, she’s smiling some politician’s wife smile to herself and thinking, “This is a debate that NEEDS to happen! Well done, Julezie!”

  39. Don’t kill me, but here’s an idea… What if we ignored this bish for a few days? Cindy’s shutting her down, let’s do the same. She would post on this site *just* to get the convo about her blog, column, tweets started again.

  40. Wow you guys are really angry today. It’s like someone threatened to take your twinkies away.

    I’m more fascinated by the fact that this political science graduate is promoting the ridiculously left-wing, communist idea of government intervention and regulation over something as basic as food when she is dating the son of the Republican nominee for president. What a fucking dumbass. Go back to Russia.

    • Not sure what twinkies are, but when you say that something shouldn’t be sold, aren’t you effectively “threatening to take it away?” I realize that the Amazing Burro doesn’t have the power to take anything away, not to mention that I wouldn’t fall under her donkeysdiction anyhow, so trust, I do feel free to relax and am not taking this inexplicably controversial tiny and cute proposal too seriously. But it’s perfectly understandable to me why it would make people use strong language, be it “fucking asshole” or “go back to Russia.”

      • I don’t think you understand what “feel free to relax” means. Go do some Twinkie research.

        • Gosh, so sorry that my level of relaxation fails to meet your standards. 🙁

    • We thrive on Franzia, Cheetos and Velveeta, not Twinkies. More of a savory crowd, if you will.

    • Uhh, since when do women have to have the same viewpoints as the man they are dating? Are we living in the 1940s?

      • Of course they do not, but we tend to agree that Julia changes her political beliefs to fit whatever man she is dating, and in the case of Flapjacks, the Biggest Fish So Far, it would behoove her (yes) to fall in line with Republican dogma.

        Julie Albertson: In favor of taking candy from babies since 2011.

  41. JuliaAllison: @ReginaNigro – completely agree with you, 100%. We need to refocus our efforts on making healthy food affordable, not subsidizing junk! 🙂

    She’s not wrong here, but she needs to watch Food Inc., The US does in fact subsidize junk food. The big companies have deep pockets and lobbyists on their side. It’s actually appalling.

    • You know I’m pretty much about healthy eating and have been a real vegetarian as opposed to a selectarian for 20 years, BUT everybody needs junk food. If I’ve had a bad day, no green bean is going to make me feel better like fries and chocolate can. Also, junk food is the only way to survive a special time of the month. Just shut up and fuck off Julie, go shove a Houston’s burger in your gape maw.

      • I’m a selectarian, but straight up about it. I eat some kind of poultry or fish once per week. I eat red meat once per month. This is not bullshit.

        I eat my junk food preference (fries) once per week. I don’t have a sweet tooth, so that’s it. Fries. I love fries. One serving per week is more than enough.

        WTF is wrong with this bitch??

        Then she acts all like “i don’t eat junk food, but yeah, let’s ban it.”

        What a fucking UBERCUNT. She has NO IDEA.

        Also, she doesn’t have haters she has critics.

        • FRIES WITH EXTRA SALT FOR THE MOTHERFUCKING WIN! SUPERSIZE! FROM MCDONALDS!

          Yikes, now I made myself hungry.

        • Don’t think this ban won’t affect your fries! Some fast food chains spray their fries with a sugar solution before packaging. That’s how they get that nice golden color. Damn, now I want some fries and it’s only 8:30 in the morning…

          • This ban WILL include fries, i am sure. Fried foods are probably worse for you than sugar, is my guess.

            I guess the thing i am bitching about is the lack of consistency with Julie. Also, to agree with New Year, New You. “Junk food” is necessary!!

            The thing i am saying is that, moderation is possible. I love poutine. Like, i LOVE that stuff. It’s great. But i don’t make a fetish out of it, and i don’t eat it more than once a week because i know it isn’t healthful to eat more than 1 serving of ‘junk food’ per week.

            Julie makes a fetish object out of sugar and then says she wants it banned. It’s crazy!

            This is a long way of saying Julie is dumb.

    • The original idea is ok, it is her approach. BAN EVERYTHING…her fascist rants are amusing.

      • Exactly. “Get more food choices into low-income neighborhoods” is an awesome proposal. “BAN SODA FOR THE POORS MAH TAX DOLLAHS” is classist shit.

  42. I love that, in the midst of this twatter shitshow wherein she makes a complete ass of herself while also somehow managing to come off as a terrific cunt, she throws in that little blurb about her sad, sad meeting that absolutely no one in the universe cares about.

    Oh Julia, never change. You just keep being you honey.

  43. This is the thing. OF COURSE she is not wrong for suggesting campaigns like Michelle Obama’s make total sense. Healthy foods in schools, I’m all for it. Ending junk food addictions, yessiree.

    But until fruits and vegetables are as affordable as processed shit food for The Poors, it’s bullshit to start dictating what they can and cannot buy with food stamps.

    And to advocate OUTLAWING sugar? That is deranged. Prohibition always works so well, doesn’t it?

    Her Twitter white knight is equally stupid.

    Education on dietary and nutritional issues, cracking down on food manufacturers to ease up on the sugar, salt and fats in their products, bringing down the costs of healthy foods for the needy and in fact for the population at large — that’s what you do. You don’t OUTLAW FUCKING SUGAR because PeltFace can’t control her urges. Jesus.

    • Julia will be all for outlawing sugar until she gets close to her Pretty Princess Sparkle Wedding Day and realizes that she won’t be able to have a four foot pink wedding cake without it.

    • Imagine a world in which these ideas — which everyone here agrees with and has known a prior forever — were totally foreign to you. JABA has never heard them; she’s never paid attention to the possibility they were true. Her world is radically impoverished, but at least she’s stupid enough not to realize it.

  44. AGAIN she drives me crazy with the stupid!

    JuliaAllison Julia Allison@ @MissMorgado – the govt doesn’t pay for low income citizens tobacco usage (except in Medicare costs). Why should they pay for candy & soda?

    I think you mean Medicaid if you’re referring to health care assistance for low income individuals…YOU STUPID FUCKING UNEDUCATED DONKEY. If you’d have knocked the cock out of your bray hole and cracked a book for two seconds in college you might have picked up on this.

    • Ha! I was going to post this, did a quick CTRL+F for “Medicare” and, yup, a diligent catlady has beaten me to it!

    • Well, to be fair, older folks qualify for Medicare that can treat emphysema and other illness from the smoking that they did when they were young and poor, not old and poor. So in a sense, she’s right.

      • Oops, you know what? You can receive both. I don’t know what the income cut off is for when you qualify for both. Holy poop, this stuff is so freakin’ confusing. I prefer straight up social programs (TANF, SNAP, WIC) not social-healthcare programs. I get lost.

  45. Well, I guess Julie got bored with anti-bullying and saving ALL THE GIRLS. Her new ’cause du jour’ is ‘poors, banning sugar, banning poors from buying candy for their chirruns, nutrition, fighting obesity + diabetes?

    Looks like she has plenty to keep her busy whilst Señor Yack is off flying helicopters and doing military stuff.

  46. Hate to admit that I wasted a pageview on her blerg. The archive button is not working, at least for me. Anyone else wondering if she has deleted the “Ate four chocolate in Whole Foods before paying for them” post?

    • I just googled ‘julia allison whole foods’ and this was 3rd in search results:

      @JuliaAllison: “Just scarfed down four (4) Whole Foods’ chocolate bars as a V-Day treat to myself. I feel predictably ill. Happy Valentine’s Day indeed! OY.”
      14 Feb via Echofon

      • Gawd! I hate it when she throws “Indeed!” at the end of a sentence as if that fucking means anything.

  47. I posted my rant on the other thread, so I’ll skip that here.

    However, she’s flailing around in the wrong end of the pool if she’s trying to get in with the McCains, given the relationships there with agribusiness and Monsanto/other food monopolies.

    I’m also still BAFFLED as to how she was able to graduate with a poli sci degree from GEORGETOWN (in DC) and not understand how public policy works. I hope to god that I will not have forgotten everything I’ve learned in the past four years by the time I’m 30. Christ.

  48. By the way (there are 240+ comments on this site so forgive me if this point has been made) there are really good arguments for regulating sugar content in foods, among other things. Bittman’s got a great series going over on his blog at the Times on this subject, and he treats it in a nuanced, thoughtful manner. Not saying asinine things like “I want to eat candy bars so they should be banned”. And even the Times article on sugar — which came out weeks ago, way to be behind the curve, social media expert — says that HFCS isn’t worse for you than sugar (but that they are equally bad). Yet she — claiming to have read that article! — implies that HFCS is worse for you!

    I don’t even take issue with her basic position here; for the most part I agree that we need better regulation of the food industry, and we need to be smart about what we subsidize (healthy food yes, junk food no). But drivel from people like her, who can’t tell Medicare from Medicaid, who misstate the science, and who make outlandish and impractical “suggestions”, gives our side a bad name.

    • Thanks the other thing that has not been discussed are the support prices that the govt. provides for sugar producers. The whole world does the same thing especially the European Union. And then there is a battle between sugar producers and corn producers for the sweetener market. Its complicated. I would really like to know more about the Cane Sugar versus HFCS health angle. Some studies show that HFCS is metabolized differently. I will look into that Blog so thanks for the heads up

  49. I’m still really confused by what Julia means by sugar. I have a chemistry background, and so when I see the word, I think of anything from the sugar family, including sucrose, fructose, glucose, and lactose. Her twitter suggests that she means processed food, candy, soda, and high fructose corn syrup. The article she retwitted THREE times says that cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup are equally bad. What exactly does she want banned? I foresee her blogging a photo of her eating a cupcake and saying “Relax! I never said I was against real sugar!”

    How does someone not eat sugar? Is she now a gluten-free, sugar-free pescatarian? What a miserable dinner guest! I don’t get her fixation on candy and soda, when fruit and bread have tons of sugar (in addition to nutrients).

    • Couldn’t agree more I’m a registered dietitian and unfortunately her view holds no merit due to the fact that one: 1) she is notorious for scarfing down a shitload sweets 2) she’s stupid 3) I don’t like her and 4) “sugar”cannot be used as a catchall phrase. There are specific differences – I guess it’s time to ban milk…oh and cheese – both of which are HUGE sources of nutrition for individuals utilizing food commodity programs. What these participants need is EDUCATION!!!!
      But what do I know? I’m just a lazy fat cat lady stuck in my basement. Not counseling this these individuals on a daily basis.

      • 100cats my cats pointed out your reasons “2) she’s stupid 3) I don’t like her ” ILOLed and we ate some taxpayer funded catnip.

    • Imagine how much fun she’d be to go out with. Seriously. No meat, no gluten, no sugar, no pride, no sanity. Fun times.

      • Well, yeah, except she does nothing but eat gluten and sugar and drink boozeohol. I can’t speak to the meat, as her millions of ‘I AM EATING’ photos never focus on the entree.

      • It’s like my cousin who thinks bread is poison, and she’s constantly posting shit like that about her diet on Facebook, AND she’s already started her newborn on a very specific diet too. She passive-aggressively commented on another family member’s baby pic where the kiddo sitting on a load of bread with “Wow y’all eat a lot of bread!” It’s so fucking sad.

    • Fellow chemistry type here. Although Julia wouldn’t know this, I think she means when she says “sugar” IS what a chemist means by sugar. In Donkeyland, it is amply demonstrated that many, many things with the -ose suffix are killing ALL THE GIRLS!

      • Don’t worry about all the girls though. I’m sure that Ashton Kutcher, former bio e major, can save them. He might need our help, though.

  50. Just to throw my two cents into the ring, the government telling the poors what they can and cannot spend their food stamps on will never work. It’s fucking classist. If those foods are so bad, then why does the FDA approve them for American consumption? Sure, we know that some foods are more nutritious than others, but you could also make a good argument that vegetarianism is healthier (and cheaper!) than eating meat. So should the poors also not be allowed to purchase meat? What about exercise? We know that a few hours of cardio is beneficial. So, should welfare recipients also show proof that they went jogging three times each week?

    These are disadvantaged people, not slaves. Having more money does not bestow upon you the right to judge or deem your lifestyle better. The only thing we can do is provide adequate access to all types of foods and educate citizens — beginning in elementary school — about nutrition. And then we let adults make their own fucking adult decisions.

  51. Does she actually think that everyone has her fucked up relationship with sugar? Julia, it’s just you.

  52. Is there a running list of the things this woman supposedly doesn’t do?

    Eat meat, drink alcohol, drink soda, drink caffeinated beverages in general, take medication (OTC or Rx), eat sugar, eat gluten products, watch TV, read here…I know I’m missing so many.

    BUT, she underlines when she reads!

      • Good ones. Also has never done a drug or smoked a cigarette.

        • Doesn’t put out before the 11th date. Doesn’t mistreat her dog. Doesn’t take subsidies from her parents.

      • Seriously??

        That makes it even funnier that she even dared say anything about medicating kids for ADD [sic] [yeah, JA, it’s called “ADHD” now] on Twitter today. I’ve engaged in a Twitter fight with her in the past and I don’t want to do it again because it just frustrates me and goes nowhere, but if I did, I would send her here: http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=link+between+sugar+and+ADHD and tell her to PLEASE FACT CHECK HERSELF BEFORE SHE WRITES NONSENSE ON HER “PROFESSIONAL” TWITTER PAGE, “JOURNALIST.”

  53. This particular quote is quite telling. I’ll call it “too much time with talking point faux-Conservatives when you’re a pushover never-was-ex-Facebook-liberal”:

    @MissMorgado – the govt doesn’t pay for low income citizens tobacco usage (except in Medicare costs). Why should they pay for candy & soda?

    First, do a Google search. The U.S. has spent over $73.8 billion in corn subsidies since 1995 to prop up corn production. Not all of that is bad — some of it goes into healthy food and products for American consumers as well as profitable exports. Most of it? Bad. A lot of it goes into production of high fructose corn syrup, which is a huge ingredient in junk food in America that you don’t see much of in other countries.

    Next time you’re invited to dinner with Pancakes and Big Poppa McCain, bat your eyelashes and ask the Senator about the weird way we rail against public assistance in this company when we funnel billions into huge, corporate, publicly-traded big farming in the Midwest.

    Julia, Big Tobacco has spent years and millions fighting for American’s “right” to smoke. The Big Junk Food lobby has followed their plan to the letter and learned from the best.

    CocaCola and PepsiCo regularly fight against “soda taxes,” sending huge, well funded, lawyered up battle teams to state capitals to make sure people on public assistance can still buy their sugar water, and that they can still sell it to kids in public school-based vending machines.

    These ads repeatedly beat on the fact that taxes on soda/junk food would “hurt” low- and working-class families that are just struggling to stay afloat. They spend MILLIONS to make their case.

    Our spineless, bought off politicians in Washington, Albany and elsewhere let ALL OF THE ABOVE SLIDE. Big farm subsidies for products that make it easier for Americans to eat unhealthy food. Tax dollars from ALL OF US that help prop up huge conglomerate farms. Money changes hands in Washington and laws are written, and necessary reforms are overlooked or pushed off a cliff to die. Do your research.

    • This. People fond of talking about topics of which they are deeply ignorant is all too ubiquitous, but Donkey braying about politics kicks the problem up to a whole new level. “…the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” -Bertrand Russell

      • TURNING and turning in the widening gyre
        The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
        Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
        Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
        The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
        The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
        The best lack all conviction, while the worst
        Are full of passionate intensity.

        Surely some revelation is at hand;
        Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
        The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
        When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
        Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
        A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
        A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
        Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
        Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
        The darkness drops again; but now I know
        That twenty centuries of stony sleep
        Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
        And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
        Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

        Literature Network » William Butler Yeats » The Second Coming

        • Slouching Towards Bethlehem is a Joan Didion libro and a great album or song by emmy lou H. who i secretly love

          • Your love should not be secret. Emmy Lou is awesome. If you have not heard “Goodbye,” from the album produced by Daniel Lanois, I urge you download it. So beautiful.

      • “Fortune is not only blind herself, but also makes blind those she holds in her embrace.” -Cicero

        • Nice quote–one I haven’t seen before–but are we sure that Julia is really so fortunate? With a little more luck, she would have been the brains behind the Obama administration!!!

    • The government pays for all SORTS of fucked up, harmful things. What the fuck is her point?

      The government subsidizes corn/ethanol, meat production, dairy production, etc. All of these things distort the market and also make food more expensive around the world.

      In the case of ethanol, it also promotes a dangerous lie–that ethanol is a “green fuel” that has a place in America’s energy future. Fact is, it takes more energy to grow corn and thenMAKE ethanol from corn than you get from burning ethanol.

      The government should basically stay out of this crap, for the most part.

        • To be fair, a lot of it is because Iowa is the first step to the presidential nomination (the Iowa Caucuses) for both parties. There are corporatists in both parties and ethanol subsidies help big agrabiz without really hurting Big Oil, since ethanol is a net energy loser that could never challenge petroleum. As long as ethanol is getting fed support, it means money isn’t being spend on real energy alternatives … or to incentivize a “smart grid” or conservation measures.

  54. Banning sugar is downright un-American. Defining sugar as something evil would have a devastating impact on our cultural lexicon. I don’t want to start saying things like “gimme some fiber, baby”, “don’t carob-coat it”, or “a spoonful of lentils helps the medicine go down.”

    And what would happen to My Sugalumps???

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZFXbK0lwcU&playnext=1&list=PL9B3756083BCA40BD

    No, my furry friends. It would better serve humanity to ban Julia.

  55. Isn’t it funny when Republicans are all “government shouldn’t tell me what I can or cannot do” unless it’s something they think the government should tell people what they can and cannot do?

  56. So now she’s linking sugar to ADD (It’s ADHD porkchop) and assuming crazy things like all kids eat sugary cereal, soda and candy before school?

    WOW. She really is fucking dumb. Hurry up and get back to San Diego, Julie because it’s clear the mania really surfaces when you’re stuck somewhere alone with no one to talk to (oh wait…)

    • Yeah, this has got to be her way of getting some kind of attention she’s not getting from, ahem, somewhere else.

      Self sabotage: set to high!

      I think she got fired or chastised yesterday in her OMGMEETING and is using this as a redirect.

      • I totally agree. I think everything’s OK (or at least holding relatively steady for now) in Pancakes-land, but I think her ass is on the line w/r/t her column if she hasn’t been canned already and that’s why the braying crescendo.

        Either way, this is the cray I’ve been waiting for. Thank you Jeebus!

        • I feel kind of bad when we all get excited over her manic episodes because she is clearly so sick, but damn, when she is such a fucking ignorant asshole during the mania, it sure is hard to have sympathy.

          • As someone who is Manic Depression let me ease your mind. Some people are just assholes. Yes, having a mental disorder can be challenging, but part of being an adult is getting medical attention when you need it and not inflicting yourself on the general population when you’re experiencing the symptoms of your disorder.
            Donkey refuses to admit that there is anything wrong with her despite all the evidence to the contrary…. because she’s an asshole.

          • I occasionally feel badly that no one around her cares enough about her to get her help, but that’s about it.

            Beyond that, she’s a cruel asshole and the ideas she espouses are stupid at best and dangerously ignorant at worst.

      • Exactly. You don’t have a meeting with your editors if things are going well. She probably either got fired or told to step it up. And no Julia, stepping it up does not mean sharing your ideas for cross promoting your crappy column on the local TV news.

    • Posted this above, but it bears repeating: http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=link+between+sugar+and+ADHD

      FACT CHECK, JULIE.

      And yes, it is really funny that she mistakenly called it “ADD,” especially since a) that’s not the name anymore, and b) even if she did specifically want to refer to the inattention “subtype,” it’s the hyperactivity aspect that people (mistakenly) think is linked to sugar. Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.

    • 1) Her calling out “ADD” is rich, given the rumors about her and Adderall / her total lack of focus and attention span / sugar addiction issues.

      2) Can we make Porkchop stick??

      3) This latest Twitter breakdown is redolent of the reveal of Momsers personal business. Does anyone remember what precipitated that? Fashion Week and Valentines Day, yes? This time it was the wedding of the century. What? Is going on in her mind? It’s like a broken Disney dvd in there.

      4) Her meeting with her editors was so a ‘warning’ meeting. If things are going well, your bosses don’t need to have face time with you Julie, trust. “Ideas to make things better for readers” means writing better, yes? Failure to achieve cogency means “Your fired,” yes?

      5) I agree things are stable-ish with Fappy. He’s probably pretty stupid, so that helps her cause. That said, i sense that Cindy has got to have some sort of a plan here. No way Cindy is looking at Defcon 1 level cray on display and thinking, yay.

      • See, Julia doesn’t have ADHD. Her ability to focus is through the roof as long as the topic is Julia. However, any other topic is likely to elicit yawns, lack of focus, inappropriate behaviors, and general dissatisfaction from the Donkey.

        • actually, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have adhd. my parents always thought I had adhd, but I resisted because I could always focus on things that I was really interested in. when I was 20 and went to the doctor about it, his answer was “sometimes we have to do things we don’t like, that’s part of being an adult. if you can focus on one thing, you can focus on something else.”

          fast-forward to last summer when I was 28, where my usual flakiness and inability to focus has been seriously exacerbated by being unemployed and lacking any structure in my day. I go to the library and get out the dsm-iv, and, lo and behold, hyperfocus is one of the characteristics of adhd. now I’m on adhd meds and things are much better…I can actually sit at the computer and apply for 20 jobs in a row without my brain flitting off to whatever other shiny thing that catches my attention.

          sorry, I know the adhd thing wasn’t really your point, but just thought I’d take the opportunity to share. I actually wouldn’t be surprised if julia did have adhd, since she seems to never be able to follow-through on anything to completion (and I think there’s more than laziness there), among many other reasons.

          • You are correct…it is the hyperfocusing that is a hallmark of ADHD. She is hyperfocused on herself.

  57. Yesterday my brayge was off the charts and I couldn’t form words to express it. Also haven’t had a chance to catch up so forgive me if this has been discussed already but omg this tweet: “In the middle of a national obesity crisis & diabetes epidemic, why would anyone argue in favor of sodas, candy & processed fast food??” Does she really not get that it’s not about the foods being unhealthy but the matter of letting the disadvantaged of our country have a frickin choice? She eats 4 candy bars when her boyfriend doesn’t smother her with enough attention and she dares to say people who are far worse off cannot enjoy a soda? Fuck her. She is such an ignorant bitch.

    • Yes, because people who are poor are stupid and lazy and cannot make good choices for themselves.

    • This is the tweet that turned up my brayge to 11! NO ONE is ADVOCATING sodas, candy and processed food. But everyone who isn’t an idiot or a hardcore republican understands that those receiving food stamps usually live in the “food deserts” and that healthier foods are more expensive than junk food. This, in addition to a million other reasons, are why people are saying it’s not right to ban people with a SNAP card from purchasing candy and processed foods!
      Is she really this stupid and ignorant or is she just trying to be a contrarian, thinking she’s the cute little devil’s advocate? Seriously, a Georgetown grad with a poly-sci degree doesn’t even comprehend what people are tweeting back to her about this?!
      And also, the phrase “inexplicably controversial” in one of her tweets really grinded my gears.

      • “Inexplicably controversial” made me want to punch a sack full of fucking kittens. Fuck you. You are not smart enough to be controversial, and it’s not inexplicable you asshole, YOUR ARGUMENT IS.

  58. Random thoughts…. So has she been parked in Chicago since before Easter? Why? She’s spent more time there than in San Diego since announcing her “move” there a few weeks ago. With the weird random post about needing to sell her bed, and the big meeting, it seems like her parents/bosses are really lighting a fire under her ass to get her shit together. Hence the mania. Poor Lilly.

    • She said she was dog-sitting for her parents, but wasn’t her mother there to watch The Wedding with her? And why wouldn’t she bring Lillydog with her to play with Langdon?

      The mysteries/contradictions/lies just abound!

      • Supposedly her parents were home the morning of the wedding and left for Boston later that day. But as for why she didn’t bring Lilly with her, I don’t know. Does not compute.

        • To be fair, if she took Lilly across country we’d be giving her shit about taking Lilly all over the place. It’s nice her life is stable (lollll stables) in CA with Jack.

  59. You should all be ashamed of yourself. Julia is taking a brave stance to fight for increased government control over what we eat. And she’s doing it while being an internationally syndicated columnist, an innovative tech founder, a bullied martyr, a seatback television star, a journalist and a muse.

    I’m amazed that she was able to accomplish so much and still earn her Harvard MBA. You’re all going to feel like idiots when she sells her start-up later this year for f*ck-you money (she may need to push the sale back two years because of the economy, but still).

  60. You know, this could be treated in a blog post … Like, “Hey! Complicated stuff, this, but here’s my first, emotional reaction … ban it. I know that doesn’t tell the whole story, though, so I’d love to hear my readers’ thoughts. Pls weigh in.”

    What’s cool is that that’s what we’re doing, here. Neato, cheeto! Keep it up, catz.

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