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Steve Russell
3/14/14

Once GOP VP candidate and future GOP Presidential candidate Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) told a touching story about a kid who wanted lunch in a brown paper bag, not a free lunch from the government, because the brown bag was a symbol of having somebody home who cared. The point was that those of us who have children in the family who have gotten government lunches should be ashamed. Turns out, Ryan’s anti-School Lunch Program story was cribbed almost word-for-word from An Invisible Thread, a book published in 2011 by Laura Schroff. In context, the author offered to give a poor kid money for lunch and he preferred lunch. Those of us who were there as children know lunch money can be stolen. “If you want to keep the minimum wage low to benefit the working poor,” Cousin Ray reminded me, “it only makes sense to cut the School Lunch Program to benefit poor kids.”

Rep. Paul Ryan: “What they’re offering people is a full stomach and an empty soul.” Cousin Ray Sixkiller: “Even Ayn Rand reads a little better on a full stomach.”

Cadillac ran this ad 

during the Winter Olympics that has kicked over a beehive of controversy over allegedly glorifying the pursuit of stuff as a life goal. Defenders say the ad merely aimed to put Cadillac on a par with BMW and Mercedes for people already on that treadmill. For those who despise the ad, Cousin Ray pointed out, it could have been worse. “They could have paid to run it during the Super Bowl.”

Has Nancy Grace finally libeled a person accused of crime who has enough money to make her pay? The New York Times reports that a judge has decided Michael Skakel’s libel suit based on the false claim that DNA tied him to the killing of Martha Moxley could go forward. The judge ruled that the DNA report was more than “a minor inaccuracy.” Cousin Ray wondered, “How would prosecutors do their work without Nancy Grace to bring the torches and pitchforks?”

The Associated Press reported that Benjamin Bishop, 59, a civilian contractor and lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, is prepared to plead guilty to passing classified national defense information to his 27-year-old Chinese girl friend. “It should have tipped him off,” Cousin Ray suggested, “when she told him classified documents are a Chinese traditional remedy for low T.”

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My favorite lines: “If you want to keep the minimum wage low to benefit the working poor,” Cousin Ray reminded me, “it only makes sense to cut the School Lunch Program to benefit poor kids.” Rep. Paul Ryan: “What they’re offering people is a full stomach and an empty soul.” Cousin Ray Sixkiller: “Even Ayn Rand reads a little better on a full stomach..."

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Tahlequah is such a beautiful and historical place. I felt it touch my heart.
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