Bulging waistline? Blame the Girl Scouts!

Hmm, guess I shouldn’t have eaten that second box of Samoas… 

Peddling Girl Scout cookies has become so politically charged that
the organization might want to consider issuing badges for diplomacy. … scout
leaders are facing critics who think selling $400 million worth of
cookies might not be the smartest move in a country where childhood
obesity is considered an epidemic.
from So Much for Squeaky Clean Cookies in the NY Times

I just have to laugh.  I mean, seriously.  Even more ridiculous is that the real meat in the story (so to speak), the charge that cookie manufacturers might be using child labor to pick the cacao beans used for chocolate in the cookies, is a throw away sentence in the third paragraph.  Priorities might be a little ass-backward, y’think?



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