by Little Baby Ginn & Mondoreb
From the "COUNTY OFFICIALS: WE KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR THE OLD GEEZERS" File.
MAHOPAC, N.Y. - It was just another morning at the senior center: Women were sewing, men were playing pool — and seven demonstrators, average age 76, were picketing outside, demanding doughnuts.
They wore sandwich boards proclaiming, "Give Us Our Just Desserts" and "They're Carbs, Not Contraband."
At issue is a decision to refuse free doughnuts, pies and breads that were being donated to senior centers around Putnam County, north of New York City. Officials were concerned that the county was setting a bad nutritional precedent by providing mounds of doughnuts and other sweets to seniors.
I'm not sure, but when you start taking either candy from a baby or donuts from an oldster, you're a cad.Like the old Nick Lowe song, NY county officials obviously believe they have to be "cruel to be kind" to the seniors.
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