The Food Network broadcast a documentary “Hunger Hits Home” April 14 that exaggerated the level of childhood hunger in the United States by at least a factor of 20.

“America has a problem,” narrator Jeff Bridges began the documentary. “One in five of our children struggles with hunger.... Childhood hunger is a crisis, right here at home.” Bridges was backed up by statements from U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsak, who told interviewers “We're a wealthy nation, we're a powerful nation. One out of five of our children simply doesn't get enough to eat.”

"It's the gun," actor, comedian, and sometime social commentator Bill Cosby said when asked about possible racial implications in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, whose killing sparked a widespread demand for the arrest and prosecution of the shooter, neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman. After more than six weeks of controversy, Zimmerman last week was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of the unarmed teenager in a gated community in Sanford, Florida. In an interview aired on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday, Cosby was asked it he believed race had been a motivating factor in the shooting of Martin, an African-American, by Zimmerman, a Hispanic.

Recently two important and very different pieces of state legislation were introduced, one in Arizona and the other in Delaware, both concerning the constitutional authority of county sheriffs.

The first, HB 2434, was passed by Arizona lawmakers in an attempt to affirm the county sheriffs' authority as sovereign, requiring federal law enforcement officers to notify a sheriff of any action to be carried out in his county. The Tenth Amendment Center said it made "a big statement.” The measure, which passed the state Senate with a 20-8 vote and the House by a margin of 38-17, stated:

votingSeveral Internet news sources are reporting that President Obama has sold the right to count the votes in the November 2012 election to a Spanish tabulation company (Scytl) with ties to George Soros.

Onyango ObamaThe Boston Herald reported on April 13 that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is pushing to deport Onyango Obama (left), President Obama’s illegal-immigrant uncle. Onyango came from Kenya and never went back, just like the President's Aunt Zeituni. Cops collared Onyango Obama in August 2011 after he almost crashed into a police cruiser. The President’s uncle was driving drunk, a charge to which he confessed in court in late March.

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