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September 23, 2007

Set The Doughnuts Free!

Oh, for crying out loud...

At issue is a decision to refuse free doughnuts, pies and breads that were being donated to senior centers around Putnam County, north of New York City. Officials were concerned that the county was setting a bad nutritional precedent by providing mounds of doughnuts and other sweets to seniors.

The picketers said they were objecting not to a lack of sweets but that they weren't consulted about the ban.

"Lack of respect is what it's all about," said Joe Hajkowski, 75, a former labor union official who organized the demonstration. He said officials had implied that seniors were gorging themselves on jelly doughnuts and were too senile to make the choice for themselves.

C. Michael Sibilia said, "I'm 86, not 8."

Let the old folks have their sweets. Is this really the hill "nutrition experts" want to fight on? Denying senior citizens something that brings them pleasure?

Unsurprisingly, the story quotes the control freaks at the Center for Science in the Public Interest - the group whose researchers really hate it when people actually enjoy their food. These uber-morons don't seem to realize that their ability to persuade is severely hampered by their condescension.


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