Morning Fix - "It felt like the floor was just rumbling."

Lobos beat Cougars in Old-Time, floor rumbling Pit win: 76 -72. "The students in section 26 -- many wearing surgical masks to mock BYU star Jimmer Fredette and his recent bout with mononucleosis -- poured out (on the floor) as the Lobo players went to them after their postgame hand shakes with the Cougars."

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• Why I read the Daily Lobo: "Meat production wastes more water than dishwashers."

• "Relax waitress, I've got a permit for this cannon. Now whiskey for my men, beer for my horses!"

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• 130 pound Great Dane, at center of custody case, misses court appearance. Fear of loud noises cited.

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Comment by Adelita on January 28, 2010 at 6:56am
The Pit sure was rockin' last night! And the Lady Lobos won against BYU on the road. Great night for Lobo Basketball!!
Comment by LaGuera on January 28, 2010 at 8:11am
This has to be the best Morning Fix evah!
Comment by jenprosser on January 28, 2010 at 8:25am
Great morning fix. Sorry to have missed that Lobos game last night! My two cents about eat production & water usage: this refers to grain-fed animals. Those who eat meat can opt for pasture-raised animals over grain-fed feedlot and factory farm/CAFO produced meat (for many reasons beyond water use).
Comment by Nobhill Resident on January 28, 2010 at 9:20am
Oprah had a show yesterday featuring the documentary "Food Inc.". She is not a convert yet in thinking about real food and the costs " financial, environmental, health" in the way food for humans is produced and the cost to the planet. What the Lobo article and Oprah and her guests seem to ignore is the high cost of better food. Many people can't afford Whole Paycheck and the food Co-op. There is nothing wrong with the products sold in those establishments, they just are not afordable by the masses and places like WallyMart have cut back on offering real food in the last several years. Even if people wanted to change, they don't have the financial ability to do so as depicted. The Obama Administration should think about how food is subsidized in the USA, its a contributing factor accross the board.
Comment by Benny the Icepick on January 28, 2010 at 9:49am
//What if the federal government subsidized local growers instead of agribusiness?//
Considering the deep pockets of the agriculture/food industries and their lobbyists - especially in light of the recent Supreme Court decision on campaign financing - I wouldn't hold my breath on that one.

//Those who eat meat can opt for pasture-raised animals//
Even if everyone in this nation could afford pasture-raised animals, there isn't enough land in the country to provide everyone with a steak dinner. It's the entire reason the CAFOs are so popular - highly "efficient" operation (in the short term anyways).
Comment by LaGuera on January 28, 2010 at 10:05am
Nobhill Resident: I confess openly that I shop for groceries at Walmart. Allow the mudflinging to begin. I get real food there, no problem, including some foods that are normally offered at Whole Foods and the Coop. My grocery bill is now half of what it used to be, when I was a dedicated Coop shopper.

Sorry, but when people stop paying the outrageous prices at the Coop, it will be forced to lower prices to attract clientel or will go out of business. I wonder what the price cieling is for dedicated coop shoppers?
Comment by slamwagon on January 28, 2010 at 10:12am
Voting with your dollars.
Comment by once banned twice shy on January 28, 2010 at 10:21am
What's a CAFO and can we start seeing that on menus soon? Right next to the Kobe beef, you'd have the "CAFO E-Coli burger." I suppose we might see people stop eating meat if it were described more accurately...
Comment by Eckleburg and Grumblecake on January 28, 2010 at 10:40am
I have to say what I love about the Lobos game (aside from the awesome win) is that I am finally feeling the excitment of old that used to surround the Lobos games. People were talking about it, seeing if they could get tickets - I love what Alford has done!
Comment by Benny the Icepick on January 28, 2010 at 11:05am
//What's a CAFO //
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation. Factory Farm.

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