Food just keeps getting more expensive. Here’s a tidbit from this story:
We asked CNN readers how inflation has impacted their eating habits, and many mentioned dining out less often, buying less meat and giving up splurges. Some said they are very worried about the future.
Food prices have spiked 11.4% over the past year, the largest annual increase since May 1979, according to data released in mid-September by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Grocery prices jumped 13.5% and restaurant menu prices increased 8% in that period.
Mrs. Animal and I are, through dint of hard work, still liquid enough to enjoy our traditional Saturday afternoon luncheon at a lodge up north of here. But their prices have increased as well, maybe even more so, as everything here that can’t be grown locally has to come up by ship or rail. Plenty of Alaskans grow much of their own food, supplemented with local fish and game. But most urban Americans don’t have that option.
This is something that the GOP, if they aren’t stupid, should be hammering home until November. But note that qualifier; you’ll rarely see a group of people so adept at seizing defeat from the jaws of victory.
With that said…
On To the Links!
I’m just going to leave this here:
MSNBC’s Hayes Brown (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot. And this makes it twice, in one week. Clearly Hayes Brown is setting the standard for stupid.
MSNBC’s Joy Reid is an idiot. (I’m sensing a pattern here.)
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
Thomas Dolby had a few interesting tunes in the early Eighties, and managed to make some fun music videos to go along with them. My favorite bit of his work was She Blinded Me With Science, from the 1982 album The Golden Age of Wireless. Interestingly, the video features one Magnus Alfred Pyke, OBE FRSE FRIC, as the “scientist” in the piece – and Mr. Pyke was actually a nutritional scientist and advisor to the UK government. Pyke was criticized by some for ‘trivializing’ science by playing this role, but did it anyway.
It’s a fun song and a fun vid, anyway. Enjoy.