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Washington State Potato Booster in Spuds-Only Protest


Offbeat  (tags: women, infants, children, protest, potato )

Jae
- 1232 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Chris Voigt, 45, began his spuds-only regimen to protest a U.S. Department of Agriculture rule barring low-income recipients of food vouchers under the federal Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program from using their benefits to purchase white potatoes



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Jae A. (321)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 10:12 pm
At least he did something for the cause that gained attention and not just 'lipservice'. Why should we continue to let the government tell us what we can eat or even purchase what is eatable with whatever means one has to pay for it. You can bet they can buy sugar coated cereal with them...and probably even frozen processed dinners .
 

Sandra Watson (75)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 3:41 am
LOL
On Thanksgiving Day, Voigt created a "tur-tato," a 5-pound chunk of mash, molded into the shape of a turkey, basted with olive oil and broiled. "When we carved away, it was tender."
 

Dotti Lydon (118)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 2:31 pm
You are so right, Jae. Sounds like he is in good shape now, weight, cholesterol, etc. Hope the protest did some good with the Dept. of Agriculture.
 

Mac R. (289)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 2:53 pm
Who would have thought they would restrct potatoes from the voucher system???? That doesn't make sense!
 

Susan S. (191)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 3:31 pm
That video is funny. At first I thought this was in reference to the potato famine in Ireland, but when I realized he was marketing the benefits of potatoes it made sense. I love potatoes and with some Irish ancestry I may try his diet just to lose weight (although I won't wrap myself in tin foil at night). Thanks for the food for thought.
 

Nancy Anderson (20)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 7:07 pm
I don't get the logic in this exclusion from the voucher system. Mac R you are right . . . It doesn't make sense!
 

Debbie Johnson (118)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 7:20 pm
Whew...Brave man...A symbolic gesture of protest...but why, exactly, are potatoes being excluded...? I love 'em...
 

Bonnie B. (103)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 9:36 pm
I don't get the restriction, either! Yeah, I suppose you can by junk food! Interesting.
 

Caitlin M. (103)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 10:03 pm
It said white potatoes were excluded. Does that mean yellow or brown (?) potatoes could be purchased. This is so ridiculous. The US is officially insane now, don't you think, Mac?
 

Michael Carney (205)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 10:33 pm
Noted, Insane indeed, Caitlin...I couldn't live without potatoes...Is that my Irish heritage? I don't know, but I do know however you make them, they be F***ing Good!!!!! I feel about Potatoes the way Bubba felt about Shrimp in Forest Gump...lol
 

KrassiAWAY B. (175)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 3:08 pm
Noted with thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday December 3, 2010, 3:28 pm
Noted, thanks Jae.
 

Jae A. (321)
Friday December 3, 2010, 3:33 pm
I loves me taters also...red ones,white ones, brown ones...all yummy ! Just insane to limit what these people can buy when it comes to ......taters...of all things.
 

Sharon Karson (82)
Sunday December 5, 2010, 1:27 am
What can one say about our government and its obsession with other peoples bodies.
 
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