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Cynthia Davis, State Representative from Missouri

The first problem I have with Cynthia Davis is her name.  When I read her name, my mind, trying to place the name, starts spinning with images from Sex and the City. My brain throws up pictures of Cynthia Nixon and Kristen Davis in Jimmy Choos.  “Is this who you’re talking about?” my brain desperately mutters.  Finally, after ensuring that the theme song to that show is stuck in my head for the next ten days, my brain shrugs.  “I’ve got nothing.”

Yeah, brain, that’s cause we’ve never heard of her.  She’s a state rep from Missouri who weaseled her way into my mind grapes  today by stating that we shouldn’t subsidize hungry children’s lunches during the summer because:

“Hunger can be a positive motivator.”

Watch Colbert skewer her here.

He does a better job of skewering her than I would.  But I do want to point out that when I worked in an office, most of the people who worked there couldn’t make it from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 without a handful of pistachios from their drawer, a grande skim latte, and a piece of whatsit’s leftover b-day cake from the coffee room.  But kids, sure, they can skip lunch.  It’s summer!  Remember summer’s when you were a kid?  Riding your bike, swimming in the pool, fasting together.  Ahh, memories.

If you are interested in getting kids more and better things to eat rather than, you know, starving them, check out Slow Food’s Time to Eat Campaign here.


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