Bye Bye Kellogg’s…

You would think that when hit over the head with a baseball bat, folks would remember it and learn not to do whatever it was that immediately preceded that moment. But now, folks Leaning Hard Left seem to be collectively Very Slow Learners.

After the KuperJerk decided to politicize football, the NFL has posted surprisingly low viewer stats and ESPN is in freefall with about 1 million ‘cord cutters’ in the last 2 months. Trump mentioned the NFL falloff, but attributed it to folks wanting to watch The Trump Show of the election instead of football, while I think Trump is important in the whole process, I think it was the S.F.Jerks On Parade Knee that caused a lot of folks to just ask “IF I’m not going to be watching that shit, why do I need to pay for ESPN?”…

So out comes Kellogg’s who decides to pull their advertising from Breitbart. Did they not notice we had this big election and PC Genuflect Bought The Farm?

BTW, no ‘trigger warning’, if you can’t get by without it, get out.

Dear Kellogg’s:

It’s really really simple. In the morning, grumping my way to the kitchen and trying to remember to put coffee in the maker BEFORE turning it on, the very LAST thing I want to see or have shoved in my face is Political Assholes. YOU have made Tony The Tiger into a Political In My Face Asshole and he is now banned from my home.

Oh, and that goes for your stupid dog too, or whatever other products you make.

We, the Average Joe and Average Jane have put up with this Protest Shit to the absolute limit, and we were pushed past that. It’s now broken. That means full on war. Yes, you have a pissed Germanic-Celt in your grill. I’ll “forgive and forget” in about 20 years.
When I Die.

In one simple stupid move, you have alienated about 1/2 of the country. That is called being a dumb shit and a dick head. Hopefully your board will fire your collective asses.

Now we’ve watched “your side” do all kinds of stupid Street Theatre Protests and break things and generally be little children in a tantrum, and we patiently waited for the police to change your diapers. Lately, the Police have been mostly standing around for photo-ops as you break things, but that will hopefully change soon. We’ve also sat back while The Left boycotted all sorts of things, driving cake makers and barbers into ruin. No More.

First step is just “Tit For Tat”, then it will be “Two Tits for one Tat”. You don’t want to see what comes after that.

So you boycott? We boycott. You are now persona non grata.
Don’t let the door hit you on your way to the garbage can.

Some Quotes from Breitbart

Kellogg’s Stock Drops Another 1.44% at End of Thursday Trading

Kellogg’s shares (NYSE: K) dropped 1.44% on Thursday, the day after accusations of child labor exploitation and the launch of Breitbart News’ #DumpKelloggs campaign brought the snack company’s value down 2%.

Kellogg’s stock fell $1.04 to close at $70.96 per share. The combined two-day drop has been $2.66 per share, down 3.6% from $73.62 at the start of Wednesday trading.

That is only the start.

On Wednesday, Yahoo! contributors Alexis Christoforous and Rick Newman suggested that Kellogg’s decision to publicly disavow Breitbart was not a smart one. Christoforous declared, “Cereal needs to be agnostic.” Newman said, “This is just not what companies want to do… Does Kellogg’s basically want to say, ‘We don’t want anybody who belongs to the conservative side of the spectrum to eat our cereal’? I don’t think so. They probably wish they had done this differently.”

No Shit Sherlock!? Do we really need to spell it out to these folks that they need to STFU on Politics when at work? The Left has already parasitized and functionally broken Government and Education (not to mention a huge number of “Foundations” who’s founders would never have wanted their wealth to go to The Left). The result has been a Trumplash of Government, the Dept of Education to be euthanized shortly…

Does Kellogg’s wish to join the line just behind the Dept. of Educrats?…

BTW, Breitbart has a dump Kellogg’s petition up, for folks who do the petition thing. Me? I just don’t feed the idiots at Kellogg’s any of my money.

Gail, in a comment here:

included a link to the Kellogg’s brand portfolio. Here’s what is NOT going into my shopping cart.

Murray Sugar Free
Famos Amos
Frosted Mini-Wheats
Chips Deluxe

I’ve not bothered to list the specific cereals like Froot Loops, Corn Pops, All-Bran, Fiber Plus, Nutrigrain, et. al. as they typically have “Kellogg’s” emblazoned on them too. If in doubt, hit the link and check out your favorite brands.

BTW, I do not endorse throwing the product out if you already own it. You do NOT want to spike cereal sales buying a replacement. Just use it up and buy a different brand next time you shop. Post is good. Generics may be made by them, so you might need to verify who makes a particular generic (check the site code in the zebra stripe or look at point of origin on the package).

Me? I’m happy to eat oatmeal and malto-meal and just skip the whole category, or have bacon and eggs for a while.

Home made French Toast is another great alternative.

IF time permits, I’ll put up some of my favorite breakfast foods to replace cereals and toaster pastries. I’d also bet a quick web search would turn up lots of “DIY” Pop-Tart Replacements…

Some Interesting Charts

Looks like Kellogg’s is the “Special K” of stocks at the moment:

(For those not familiar with American Slang, the drug Ketamine is sometimes called “Special K”, as are those who use it and become stuporous with uncontrolled body movements. This has now generalized to anyone not all together functional and ‘not all there’… used as an insult, as in “How you doin’ today Special K?” and yes, it’s a Kellogg’s brand.)

Kellogg's one year daily from Nov of 2016

Kellogg’s one year daily from Nov of 2016

While it has generally been on a downtrend lately (since July) the last two days have been a pretty quick kick in the rear.

Price under the SMA stack, MACD below zero and weaving, DMI ‘red on top’. A stock to stay out of. “Sell ’em if you got ’em”.

Disney took a big hit on some missed numbers from ESPN. (Gee… I wonder why…)

Disney one year daily chart from Nov 2016

Disney one year daily chart from Nov 2016

It crashed last February, did the Dead Cat Bounce through June, retested the low in October, and held, then started a (tepid) recovery.

It is presently price above the SMA stack (that is having a crossover to the right order) and MACD above zero and looking to weave sideways. It might well crossover to the downside as price ‘kisses’ the SMA stack (that would be an ideal time to buy) and DMI is ‘blue on top’.

The indicators say to buy Disney at this point and more on any pullback. Right now it’s a bit far from the SMA stack, so I’d expect a pull back to the ideal buy point, but that could come $10 higher, so I’d “scale in” with 1/2 a buy now and 1/2 on any pull back.

As the ESPN thing broke well before the Kellogg’s Frosted Feet In Mouth, Special K (ellogg’s) can expect more downside before being in “buy” territory as a stock. I’d wait at least 6 months to see how far sales fall off, and if folks simply never return once they tried the alternative. (Frankly, I like Walmart’s Double Raisin Bran better than anything Kellogg’s labeled, but I don’t know who makes it. Even if it is a Kellogg’s relabel, the profit margin to Kellogg’s will be way thin, as Walmart really crushes vendors margins.)

In Conclusion

Dear Progressive Entitled Aristocracy,

We, The Deplorables, have been busy sharpening our pitchforks and getting the tar hot for the last few years. Plucking chickens and turkeys and saving up the fluff for a good moment. Now Trump has lit the torches and we’re milling around looking for someone who’s pissed us off for the last few years to, as Ricky put it, ‘splain things to ’em.

I strongly suggest that you ‘get clue’ and do that ‘getting it’, as my Texas Uncle says “Right Quick”. We’re done waiting.

Those of you who don’t get clue, and decide to poke this beast, please form a line to the East. We’ll get to you as quickly as we can. As there are several million of us, it ought not be a long wait. K took a hit inside the same day, and we’re just getting started. NFL and ESPN have been dropping for months now. So no need to pick a number, we can parallel process your asses into the slime pit. Just stay back from the polite company on our side as we don’t like to clean up splattered tar, loose feathers, or dripping slime.


Deplorable At Large.

(I have a wallet and I’m not afraid to use it…)

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42 Responses to Bye Bye Kellogg’s…

  1. Larry Ledwick says:

    And we also have similar nonsense coming from Levi’s – – Hmmm guess I will be buying Wranglers now.

  2. E.M.Smith says:


    You would think they might know rural folks buy more blue jeans than NYC Folks. Oh Well, must be that their HQ is somewhere like S.F…. so culturaly warped POV.

    Plenty of folks make decent jeans. Personally, I find Hagars nice as the waist has give to it (and I can get colors that pass as office clothes if you don’t look close. :-)

  3. E.M.Smith says:

    Ah, Levi’s are the idiots saying they don’t want gun owners to buy their products:

    OK, no problem. Not bringing guns into your stores is easy. I’ll not bring my money, wallet, spouse, kids or any of their friends, either. Easiest way to comply with those wishes is just not go in their stores at all… I’m good with that.

    Oh, and they are HQ SF, so up to their waxed bare chest in the looney side of left. Pelosi, Boxer, Gavin Newsom (when mayor, often addressed as Major Newsence…) etc etc…

    OK, I don’t need to wear Tenderloin Jeans…

  4. Alexander K says:

    Watching the world from beside an ocean down here in the shaky isles of New Zealand, we cannot believe how idiotic some(many) of the Leftist persuasion are and we are enjoying the seismic shifts in the cultural landscape of the world caused by the victory of The Donald.
    Our household has not bought packaged cereals since our offspring left home to bring up their own kids years ago. A hot bowl of Scots-style porridge made fresh every morning from fine-cut rolled oats, salt to taste and water and served with full cream milk plus a slice of artisan-bread toast with butter and Ginger or Lime marmalade followed by a cup of strong tea and one piece of 72% Cocoa low-sugar chocolate sets me up for the day.
    I research most things I ingest and these seem to suit my Anglo/Scots physiology nicely.
    Go Breitbart!

  5. Steve Crook says:

    > Generics may be made by them

    At one point in the UK IIRC Kelloggs used to advertise by saying that they didn’t make their stuff for anyone else. That said, in the UK, Lidl and Aldi both sell very good, cheaper, alternatives to some Kelloggs cereals.

    Thing is, when folk start to look for alternatives they generally find them and tend to stick with them, particularly if there’s money to be saved. Market share lost now will probably be market share lost permanently.

    It’ll be interesting to see how this develops.

  6. philjourdan says:

    I splurge on Pringles when I feel extravagant. But that will now stop. I do not do breakfast cereals. A shame. Tony Tiger was my favorite growing up. Guess I will just switch to the cartoon Snaggle Puss (Heaven’s to murgatroid! Exit! Stage left!).

    I am still boycotting Target. They sell a particular string of Christmas lights that no one else does locally. But then there is the internet. I found them on line. More expensive, but I am old and comfortable so can afford to waste a little money now and then.

    Keep it up boys! The paradigm has shifted. I do not need you. But you still need me (collective). Let’s see how many Ewell Gibbons and Vegans switch to your brand to support you. I suspect (based upon historical patterns) there will not be many. Liberals are miserly when it comes to supporting ANY cause, and that includes their pet ones. They are generous with OPM, but niggardly with their own money. Geez, ya think they may actually value what they earn? What a deplorable thought!

  7. Gary says:

    Kelloggs must purchase some of its raw ingredients from the corn and wheat farmers who don’t share its “values” and voted for Trump. Where are their values in that arena? So what could they use as replacement stock? Sawdust — no that will anger the tree-huggers. Mine-tailings — EPA/FDA might object. NY Times recycled newsprint — that’s the ticket!

  8. D. J. Hawkins says:

    “Yes, you have a pissed Germanic-Celt in your grill. I’ll “forgive and forget” in about 20 years.
    When I Die.”

    Heh. Some people notice I maintain a very chilly demeanor towards some mutual acquaintances. My explanation? “I’m Irish. We can carry a grudge like it had handles.”

  9. Gail Combs says:

    Permanent shift from Target, Kellogs, and Levis coming up. A car maker P.O.ed me in 1976 and I have not bought that make ever since… That is 4 decades of boycotting and I still mouth off about that manufacture.

  10. Gail Combs says:


    That corn and wheat can go into feed for the Hogs and Cows and Chickens as we replace Kellogs with bacon, ham and cheese omelets.

    I had it timed in the morning so that I could toss on the bacon, take a shower, flip the bacon, blow dry my hair, toss on the eggs, dress, eat, brush teeth put on make-up and be out the door in 30 minutes. Cereal would not have saved me any time at all and with a protein/fat breakfast instead of a sugar/starch breakfast, I had energy and was not hunger till lunch.

  11. Gail Combs says:

    The Celts have nothing on the Saxons…

    >>>>>>>WHEN THE SAXON BEGAN TO HATE<<<<<<<

    by Rudyard Kipling

    It was not part of their blood,
    It came to them very late,
    With long arrears to make good,
    When the Saxon began to hate.

    They were not easily moved,
    They were icy — willing to wait
    Till every count should be proved,
    Ere the Saxon began to hate.

    Their voices were even and low.
    Their eyes were level and straight.
    There was neither sign nor show
    When the Saxon began to hate.

    It was not preached to the crowd.
    It was not taught by the state.
    No man spoke it aloud
    When the Saxon began to hate.

    It was not suddently bred.
    It will not swiftly abate.
    Through the chilled years ahead,
    When Time shall count from the date
    That the Saxon began to hate.

    I think Kipling has a much better handle on the ‘Deplorables’ than the progressives and media has.

  12. H.R. says:

    E.M. mentions:
    “Frankly, I like Walmart’s Double Raisin Bran better than anything […]”

    That’s our household’s staple cold cereal and it’s the best, although since I’ve retired, I am making eggs and ham/bacon/steak and toast most mornings. Yesterday was breakfast sandwiches: 2 eggs, 2 slices of ham from Thanksgiving, slice of Havarti cheese, all on a toasted ciabatta square.

    I love good orange marmalade, but in our neck of the woods ginger and lime marmalade have not been readily available; fact is I’ve never seen them so didn’t know they existed. I will be watching for them when I visit boutique food shops. Thanks for mentioning them.

  13. I liked that bit about euthanizing the Department of Education. I hope “shortly” means in less than a year!

  14. Gail Combs says:

    Sundance has some good graphs showing just how much the Progressives have alienated everyone outside of BosNyWash, Chicago and the Liberal Left Coast. Nancy Pelosi Wins Another Term as Democrat House Leader

    “When you consider that 2/3rd’s of all House members come from New York, California or Illinois the vote to re-elect Nancy Pelosi (134-to-63) takes appropriate context….The continued polarization of the electorate is playing out as the Democrat party focus even further on the severe left-wing ideology. In essence, the rabid nature of the minority influence within the party is ensuring their continued irrelevance….”

    The Progressives have been in an Astrotruff reinforced echo chamber for so long that they have completely lost sight of reality.

    How does it actually break down?
    1. The very loud extreme left wingnuts found on college campuses before economic reality slaps them in the face.
    2. The inner city types in it for what they can get. They are economic savvy and politically cynical.
    3. Moderate ‘Blue Dog Democrats’ who are fiscally conservative

    1. Don’t vote
    2. Vote third party
    3. Swing between major parties.

    1. Religious
    2. Constitutionally conservative, that is read the Constitution AS WRITTEN.

    So who is going to eat Kellogg?
    Not the left wingnuts since they are vegan or vegetarian and picky about their diet (MUST be organic)
    Not the inner city types, they buy cheap or steal.
    Not the ‘Deplorables’ that Kellogg just P.O.ed

    That leaves some of the independents and some of the Blue dogs, those who have not been turned off by the Astroturf riots and cop killing… maybe..

    And Kellogg has ZERO chance of actually walking back its position.

  15. E.M.Smith says:

    @Alexander K:

    One day, a bit busy, I got to wondering if there was a more automated way to make breakfast oats.

    My eyes wandered to the Rice Cooker… Hey, they are both grains…

    Besides, I’d used it to make kashi (mixed wheat, rice, barley, rye, etc. etc. gains) and other things.

    In go the oats and water and a dash of salt. Hit “cook” and walk away.

    I went off to make morning coffee or tea ( I’ve forgotten which one, though I think I went for tea to continue the theme…) and put some toast down the toaster when the tea had steeped enough.

    Just about the time I had tea properly seasoned with milk and sugar and the toast buttered with a spot of jam, the “Rice Cooker” clicked to “warming now, time for din-din”… and I had a wonderful bowl of oats with zero need to watch, stir, or adjust heat.

    I now regularly make my morning oats (or other whole grains) in the “Rice Cooker”.

    Now tell me again why I want over sugared wheat bricks (“toasted mini wheats”) when I can have a nice bowl of Real Oats, buttered and with milk / cream and just the amount of brown sugar to make it melt in the mouth?

    Sorry, gotta go… I have a sudden need to be in the kitchen putting the kettle on! ;-)

  16. p.g.sharrow says:

    Since I don’t consume their kind of products, it’ is hard to boycott Kellogs because of their political pronouncements. For Levi Strauss &Co., on the other hand, I have worn #501s for over 50 years because they are tough and last under my use. Other jeans just wear out way too fast. I refuse to inconvenience myself to spite them. My uniform is Wrangler Denim shirts and Levis over engineer boots. Worn for work and new w/ bolo tie for dress.
    Guess that marks me as Blue Collar. ;-) …pg

  17. Gail Combs says:

    It just got better… More Progressive peeing in their soup.

    From Ren Jander, J.D. (Doctor of Law ) THERE WILL BE NO RECOUNT IN PENNSYLVANIA: Jill Stein Perpetrating Election Fraud.

    …. Seeing non-lawyer journalists mangle complicated election statutes so brazenly is not only sad but dangerous. It’s giving an emotionally triggered part of the electorate false hope. And it simultaneously creates conditions for the destabilization of the nation when hyper-emotional election expectations are thwarted, as they most certainly will be…

    …she [Stein] claims at her website that “fundraising for Pennsylvania’s voter-initiated recount” has already been complete. The statement is fraudulent on it’s face, in that she has been raising a ton of money when, in fact, there will be no “voter-initiated recount”. According to Pennsylvania law, no “recount” or “recanvassing” is possible. Trump won by more than .5% of the vote. Had he won by less – according to Section 1404(g) of Pennsylvania Election Code – there could have been an automatic recount ordered.

    The next possibility was for voters to allege “fraud or error” in the tabulation of votes by a certain deadline that has already passed. The unofficial county-by-county returns were submitted, according to law, by November 15th, and any petition for a recount alleging “fraud or error” in the counting (or canvassing) of ballots had to be inititated by at least three petitioners within five days after November 15th….
    The recount bird has flown in PA. End of story.….

    Now, you may have been hearing from Jill Stein that the deadline to recount in Pennsylvania is today, November 28, 2016, twenty days after the election. You’ve been hearing wrong. The November 28, 2016 deadline is not for a recount. It’s a deadline to “Contest” the election. And this is where we call Jill Stein out for conspiring to defraud the electorate as well as defrauding folks donating to her efforts.

    The Pennsylvania Election Code makes a clear distinction between “Recounts” and “Contests”. Article XVII (a) is titled “Recounts”, whereas, Article XVII (b) is titled, “Classes of Nomination and Election Contests.” These are two vastly different beasts.

    ….she’s too late, and yet she’s still defrauding people by claiming the money will be used for a “voter-initiated recount.” That she may try to use the funds to “Contest” the election instead means that the funds were raised via fraudulent representation….

    Constesting the election – as opposed to petitioning for a recount – involves a process that requires a much higher standard of proof.

    Section 1731 requires that one hundred electors (voters) must petition to contest an election for Electors of President and Vice-President in the Court of Common Pleas in Dauphin County….

    “The petition shall concisely set forth the cause of complaint, showing wherein it is claimed that the primary or election is illegal…”

    So this is quite different than alleging the votes were simply mis-counted. The petitioners must allege that the election was illegal. Section 1757 requires that at least five of the one hundred petitioners must file a sworn Affidavit under penalty of perjury:

    “Such affidavits shall be taken and subscribed before some person authorized by law to administer oaths, and shall set forth that they believe the facts stated therein are true, that according to the best of their knowledge and belief, the primary or election was illegal and the return thereof not correct, and that the petition to contest the same is made in good faith.”

    Considering that there is absolutely no evidence that the election in Pennsylvania was illegal, nobody can legally swear out such an affidavit…

    “Any wilful false statement made under oath or affirmation or in writing, stating that it is so made, although such oath or affirmation may not have actually been made, by any person regarding any material matter or thing relating to any subject being investigated, heard, determined or acted upon by any county board of elections, or member thereof, or by any court or judge thereof, judge of election, inspector of election, or overseer, in accordance with the terms of this act, shall be perjury, a misdemeanor of the first degree, and any person, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding ten thousand ($10,000) dollars, or to undergo an imprisonment of not more than five (5) years, or both, in the discretion of the court.”

    Five years in prison is waiting for anyone who fails to heed the warning being offered here today regarding the filing of a petition to contest the election in Pennsylvania.


    I am looking forward to Trump’s lawyers getting out a big can of WOOP-ASS.

  18. Gail Combs says:

    P.G. Just refrain from buy them for a while.

    Try a flea market for used jeans instead. We never buy new. I like the broken in feel and you can’t beat $5 a pair for jeans used around the farm. Hubby keeps buying them and I must have a stack of jeans that reaches 1/2 way to the ceiling by now. Enough so we never have to buy a pair again.

  19. Crashex says:

    You would have thought that any corporate administrator worth a paycheck would have noticed how the tides have turned away from accommodating the vocal minority after the Chic-fil-a (sic) kerfuffle. The calls to boycott the restaurants from a vocal minority over a CEO’s political position were politely ignored by the food chain and the silent majority responded with overwhelming support. Kellogg’s is going to face the opposite side of that phenomena by having insulted the silent majority by acquiescing to the hysterical claims of the vocal minority. Pissing off the majority of your customers is not a very smart business model.

  20. Ralph B says:

    Not sure how easy it will be to wean my daughter off of cocoa krispies. We’ll see how long she can stay on coco-puffs. Me, after my triglycerides went into triple digits I have been avoiding carbs, have mixed nuts with plain whole milk yogurt for breakfast now. Just had a blood draw today to see if my lower carb eating works. Thanksgiving didn’t help though.

  21. tom0mason says:

    I like oatmeal and real highland porridge, or eggs and toast, if going ‘lite’ then its fruit for breakfast. As for packaged ‘kiddie’ cereals I don’t do them, IMO you might as well eat highly sweetened and flavored, salty cardboard for breakfast. Any nutrition most packaged breakfast cereals have is only calories and chemically made additives.

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  22. tom0mason says:

    Dang!! Typo again
    Has the bottom fallen out of your world,
    Eat Kellogg’s BRAN FLAKES and …

    have the world fall out of your bottom!

  23. j martin says:

    Kelloggs are effectively saying that they are opposed to democracy.

    I shall no longer buy anything from Kelloggs or Lego.

  24. Another Ian says:

    December 3, 2016 at 10:43 am · Reply

    read all:

    2 Dec: WND Exclusive: Chelsea Schilling: 46 U.S. companies join anti-Trump Breitbart blacklist
    Leftist plot to attack top advertisers, blame ‘fake news’ for president-elect’s win
    As of Thursday, Sleeping Giants followed only 23 Twitter users – some of whom are actively helping Sleeping Giants publicize its campaign against Breitbart. And nearly all are linked directly to President Obama, left-leaning publications or far-left causes.
    The following are some major companies that have committed to blacklisting Breitbart…

    A comment at

  25. Gail Combs says:

    Ralph B,

    You daughter needs to get off the sugar/starch eatable napkin diet. Remember YOU are the adult and not she so it is up to you to switch her to much better eating habits.

    I still remember staring at two stone cold brussels sprouts for hours at age nine and finally choking them down at ~10:00 pm so I could go to bed. My parents would not put up with refusing to eat food even if we hated it. Probably a legacy of the Depression. We would be given about two bites of foods we hated but we still had to eat those two bites.

  26. Ralph B says:


    I grew up eating Cocoa Krispies, Quisp, etc. I was also forced to eat what was on my plate and got more if I complained. I still hate peas and won’t eat them, blechhh!!! Just because we let her eat standard American breakfast cereal doesn’t mean she doesn’t eat other foods. She is spry, is on the principles honor roll, volunteers for the animal shelter, and in general a good kid. I am not about to change her breakfast habit other than do my best to avoid Kelloggs.

  27. Gail Combs says:

    Ralph B, just make sure she gets some protein and fat to go with all that sugar. Something like bacon, ham, eggs, plenty of whole milk… so she does not start suffering a ‘sugar crash’

    It is the overworking of the pancreas/insulin ===> hypoglycemia ===> type II diabetes.

    Been there unfortunately and ended up hypoglycemic at age 19. I was allowed a LOT more sugar as a kid than my older sib. (I was also very very active and thin.)

    Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Young Adults: A “New Epidemic”

    ….Type 2 diabetes has changed from a disease of our grandparents and parents to a disease of our children. As more and more children and young adults develop this devastating disease, it has become apparent that we have much to learn about who in the pediatric population is at risk to develop type 2 diabetes, why they develop this disease, how to treat it, and, most importantly, how to prevent this “new epidemic” from destroying future generations of Americans.

    Type 2 diabetes has been described as a new epidemic in the American pediatric population that has been coincident with the overall 33% increase in diabetes incidence and prevalence seen during the past decade. In 1992, it was rare for most pediatric centers to have patients with type 2 diabetes. By 1994, type 2 diabetes accounted for up to 16% of new cases of pediatric diabetes in urban areas, and by 1999, it accounted for 8–45% of new cases depending on geographic location……

    Nutrition counseling needs to be available in school so that children understand the importance of healthy eating. The selling of candy and sugar-containing drinks in schools must be forbidden….

    I do children’s entertainment and I cringe when I see these fat young children with a can of soda/candy permanently attached to their hands. I was appalled to find out that our local school has soda and candy machines in the hallways.

    Note the “in urban areas” in the article. Those areas are much more likely to have diets poor in protein and veggies and high in cheap starch and sugar. They are also more likely to have young children who are obese.

    I had one 4 year old that was well over 120 pounds ===> 150+. I felt so sorry for that child. He could barely move. It took two grown adult men to lift that child up on my Haflinger pony and a third on the other side to make sure he would not roll off.

    What I am trying to get at is the damage done by too much sugar/starch does not show up until years later so you might want to consider limiting the sweets.

    Also consider those high triglycerides and belly fat are often tied to what your insulin levels are doing. As a hypoglycemic who now has that &^%$ Belly fat, I have done a lot of reading on the subject.

    Type 2 Diabetes and Triglycerides

    ….Thesetriglyceride-laden fats serve as the mostimportant source of long-term energy for thebody, since they are stored in a much denserform than starches or muscle proteins. Formation of fat requires the presence of insulin….

    The combination of high triglycerides, lowHDL and central obesity are the hallmarks ofthe metabolic syndrome, which occurs in 80percent of people with type 2 diabetes. Thefrightening significance of this combinationof risk factors is the marked incidence inthese people of premature death from heart disease….

    You might want to do a lot of research into type 2 diabetes, insulin and hypoglycemia.

    Hypoglycemia is NEVER detected in the young because the doctors don’t and won’t look for it and a regular fasting sugar test for diabetes will not detect it. You need a glucose challenge test where the sugar levels are checked over time. Also it is corrected by diet so there is no money for the drug companies.

  28. Judy F. says:

    A friend and I went to the “big city” ( okay, 15,000 people-big to me) yesterday and she laughed at me when I refused to go to Target. I told her that the only way I have to protest is to refuse to hand over my dollars to a company whose policies I don’t like. I told her that I am pretty sure that at some point in my life I have ( inadvertently) shared a bathroom with a transgender person, but I disagree with Target telling every Tom, Dick and Harry to come on in the women’s restrooms or changing rooms. So I sat in the car while my friend shopped. Last week I emailed Penzeys spices and told them that they would not get my business any more, although I really love some of their products, especially their Vietnamese Cinnamon. I will not buy Kelloggs from now on. I did however, buy a number of things at Hobby Lobby and enjoyed the Christmas Carols playing in the background. I don’t spend enough to make a huge dent in any one company’s budget, but by gosh, I will use my dollars to punish or reward as I see fit.

  29. Gail Combs says:

    Good for you Judy!

    I think the Progressives think if enough companies boycott Breitbart we will have to give in and buy from them. Get a clue you jokers —- NO WAY IN HELL!

  30. Cyberzombie says:

    I had my brother-in-law forward an email he got from Penzeys…copying in full:

    From: “Penzeys Spices”
    Date: December 1, 2016 at 7:19:47 PM EST
    To: …….
    Subject: Open letter to CEOs of America

    Please share this with the business and community leaders in your life. If you want to do this through Facebook you can find it here.
    Letter to America’s CEOs
    Dear CEO,

    Please give us a moment to share something we hope you will find very valuable.

    Our customers come from all walks of life. The kindness of cooks knows no borders or divides. In the aftermath of the election, seeing the intentional damage inflicted on so many outside the white heterosexual male world, we raised our voice. We felt we had to. We did this because we are Penzeys. The Spice business is so intertwined with history that it’s not really possible to have one without the other. It became clear to us that we are now in a moment history will long have its eyes upon. For the sake of our customers, and for the sake of future generations, we felt the time had come to stand on the right side of history.

    And while the reasons for why we took a stand might be specific to our unique outlook, what we learned actually applies to all commerce in the United States. What we learned is that President-elect Donald Trump has no real support. Voters, sure, but no constituency. Running a campaign on “that horrible-terrible-woman who should be locked up,” while at the same time working to raise fear of minorities among white voters with limited access to education, clearly achieved its goal. But none of it left Americans with any sense of connection to the candidate they actually voted for.

    Willing to take a hit for what is right, we did what we did. In the two weeks since, online sales are up 59.9%, gift box sales up 135%. And we didn’t have a catalog arrive in this window this year, while last year we had 1.1 million! Yes, maybe for the moment we have lost 3% of our customers because of the so-called “right wing firestorm.” And, yes, they send emails of rage, and ALL CAPS, and bad language with the hope of creating the perception that they are bigger than they really are. But what we learned is that, in terms of retail spending, Donald Trump simply has no one supporting his views for America. He has no constituency.

    America’s Values, on the other hand, have a really sizable constituency, and that constituency moves quickly to support those that stand up for the values of America. If, as a company, you have values, now is the time to share them. You may well lose a chunk of your AM radio-listening customers, but if you really are honest and sincere, don’t be surprised to see your promotions suddenly, finally, find active engagement with the Millennial generation.

    And the time for this really is now. We understand all too well that, with the holidays, December is a tough month to get things done. We understand that a change in direction will not be easy, but you are where you are because you don’t need things to be easy. If you wait until after the wheels come off the track for the incoming administration, this moment will have passed. And while there’s no bad time to do the right thing, to do the right thing at the same time as others in your industry will work so much better than waiting until someone else has shown the way.

    In this moment there is finally the real chance to unite our nation in our shared rejection of sexism, homophobia, and racism. This is your chance to stand up for America’s values and make January a tent pole in your company’s history. Opportunities to do the right thing at the time when doing the right thing makes all the difference come once in a lifetime. Make your history proud.

    Thanks for reading,

    Penzeys Spices

  31. Jeff says:

    Quite briefly, but sincerely, I hope Penzeys Spices goes utterly and completely out of business.


    As well as the rest of the intolerant, PC, libtard, watermelon, snowflake, globalist patsy companies.
    Until and unless they change.

    The various lists now circulating of who’s “boycotting” Breitbart, etc. are making my grocery and other shopping much simpler. I suspect there are many others who will also trim their shopping lists and trips. It’s amazing how the “elite” think we “knucle-dragging”, “mouth-breathing” conservatives cannot see through their self-serving globalist subterfuge. Fine. I’ll take my shoping elsewhere.

    We have local products here that do not come with an agenda attached: they’re reasonable in price, and better in quality, freshness, and taste than Kellogg’s and their ilk, in any case.

    (/ rant).

  32. Another Ian says:


    If Warren Buffet still owns Sheplers

    There has been a blitz of sales advertised on email like I’ve never seen before

    Might have to check the next one to see if they’re clearing Levi jeans

  33. philjourdan says:

    @Gail – re: Brussel Sprouts.

    While I have never had problems with those little edible delights, my bane was liver! And yes, I sat there until I finished it! Learned that if you cut it small enough and coat it with ketchup, it will slide right down without chewing or landing on the taste buds!

  34. Steve Thatcher says:

    I remember being told at school lunchtime that I had to eat everything before I could finish and go out to play. It took me no more than a minute or two to realise that the afternoon lessons put a cap on how long I would be there and also I thought if I missed my play the teacher supervising would have to stay as well.
    As expected, after sitting there for about twenty five minutes I was told to go as the teacher wanted a break more than me.
    This also happened at home with a “you won’t get anything else until you’ve eaten it” standoff which lasted until school-time next morning when I was given something I wanted as “you can’t go to school without having something to eat”.
    Since then I have always been responsible for what and when I eat.
    I would also note that as my tastes changed with growing up I eat pretty much everything now, but only ever one sprout at a sitting (nasty things). :-)


  35. Another Ian says:


    With one of my grandmothers you got it next morning and later if you didn’t.

    She was Scottish

  36. Gail Combs says:

    Another Ian,
    yup, It kept showing up until you ate it. It may have been because my Mom went through the Great Depression and the food shortages of WWII. You just didn’t waste food and also my parents were not about to lose a fight with a child. BAD precedence.

  37. E.M.Smith says:

    I was more tolerant with my kids. The rule was you had to taste it. Just one bite down the hatch. Then you were making an informed choice. (The first standoff with my son was over peas. The initial kneejerk was my parents rule of “eat it”, which some hours later he did. I spent the time thinking and decided “taste it” was more appropriate. )

  38. p.g.sharrow says:

    FRESH liver, straight from the kill is wonderful! 3 day old liver from the butcher shop is dreadful stuff and belongs in the gut bucket. No one should be forced to eat old rotting liver. Brussel Sprouts are a delight, but they are an acquired taste, generally too strong for a young mouth. I tend to eat everything, quickly. Think of a Wolf with manners ;-), 1 of 4 children on a farm, if you snooze you lose at meal time. Mother made us eat some of everything but seconds were up to you while they last. At least she was a good cook…pg

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  40. Keith says:

    Dear Chiefio,

    I have read this post now about 4 times, and each time I laugh louder and longer.


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