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Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Tuesday August 17, 2004. The Greater Lake Country Food Bank sells food at relatively low cost. I decided to give it a try.

It's in an industrial area of Minneapolis which I'd been near but not in over the years, close to Olsen Memorial Highway.

The canned and boxed foods are about the same quality as at So Low (which specializes in damaged freight) -- higher than So Low had when it was Steve's Warehouse. Prices ranged from very cheap to sorta cheap.

The frozen chicken drumsticks I bought had some freezer burn, but seem to be higher-quality than the poultry Rainbow used to sell before Roundys bought the chain.

I had a five-percent-off coupon. And they threw in two large cartons of organic, ultra-pasteurized milk (sell-by date September 15) and a frozen bake-it-yourself pie.

I don't drink milk. I do eat French toast; and there are other recipes with milk as an ingredient.

***Home to drop stuff off. Then to the Wedge, where among other things I bought a large loaf of bread suitable for use in French toast.
Thoughts on political partisans -- the ones certain everyone on their side is a saint, and everyone on the other side is a totally stupid evil genius:

They're certain they represent a majority of the US population. Evidence to the contrary is obviously fabricated. This seems to give them a feeling of power.

At the same time, they're certain that the media is overwhelmingly biased against The Truth. There's a slight difference here: the conservatives see Fox News as a shining exception, and all the other networks (and newspapers) as toeing the Liberal Party Line.
The liberals see Fox News as openly biased, and the other networks (and newspapers) as less openly advancing the conservative agenda.

I wonder what it would be like to live in a saner society? I'll probably never have the chance to find out.
Writing: daily exercise -- Done.

"They Might Be Windmills" -- A bit more zero-drafted. Some notes removed; I don't need them any longer.

"History Line" --
"Port Useless" --
"Well Met, Well Met, My Own True Love" --
Decluttering: Some stuff thrown away.

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