Well, General McChrystal certainly stepped in it. He’s got the president hopping mad with his unflattering remarks, and has been summoned to the White House to answer for them. Wouldn’t you just love to be a fly on the wall during that meeting? I can see it now. All the puffed up Chiefs stuffed in a room, sputtering and wringing their hands about the “The Rolling Stone” interview. I doubt this type of “transparency” is what the president was talking about during his campaign, although it does seen to be the only kind we have.
Yet again, we have new guidelines from another advisory board. Every five years, HHS and the USDA publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which basically tell us what we should be eating. They tell us:
Eat fewer calories
Get more of your food from plants
Eat more fish.
Switch to low-fat dairy.
Eat only moderate amounts of lean meats, poultry and eggs.
Reduce intake of added sugars and solid fats
Reduce sodium and refined grains
I’m sure happy they came up with these guidelines to help me, although I could sum up these guidelines that took five years and a panel of scientists to come up with in just one word. PEANUTS!
We all love to receive comments on our posts. Comments are a welcome reward. Well, let me clarify that last statement. Most comments are welcome. The type that I find petty is the “destructive criticism” comment. Challenging an opinion or a fact is one thing, but ripping an article apart is quite another. We all make mistakes. It might make the cowardly author of the comment feel superior for a moment, but in the long run, it makes him/her look mean spirited and small. I’ve struggled with privately messaging someone when I notice a glaring error in a post from time to time, and others have (thankfully) privately contacted me for the same. I appreciate those head’s ups immensely, as would most, I think, but to leave a hit-and-run comment clearly inferring stupidity is just plain, well…stupid. (Yeah, I know. I’ll probably get backlash from the hit-and-runners on this one, but I’ve got my peanuts ready.)
Why do people feel the need to go to the extreme? I don’t mind tattoos. I like them. My father had a few, the ex has four, and even the grandniece has a tiny one by her thumb. So, why is it that body art has to be taken to the extreme? What is attractive about a woman covered in tattoos? We used to go to the circus to see the tattooed lady. Now, just take a stroll down Main Street. I mean, a small rose on a shoulder is nice, but an entire road map? A man covered from head to toe in tattoos is bad enough, but a woman covered in ink is just creepy. Not only should the effects of age and gravity be a concern, but I don’t think “Ride My Pimp” on a 300 pound grandma is attractive in the least.