This is Trestin Meacham. He is very hungry:


Insert tummy growling noise.


Trestin would be having things like sandwiches and maybe the occasional pie, but, well, you see, gay marriage in Utah:

A Utah man is vowing to go without any food until the state stops allowing same sex marriages. He claims if Utah wants to protect traditional marriage, it has an option it’s not using, and he’s fasting until it does it.

When same sex marriage became legal in Utah, people immediately reacted. Couples stormed county clerk buildings. State attorneys tried to stop it, and Trestin Meacham started fasting.

“I’m very disappointed,” said Trestin Meacham, fasting to stop Utah same sex marriages.

For the past 12 days Meacham hasn’t eaten anything. He’s surviving solely on water and an occasional vitamin.

“You can start a blog and you can complain on social networks until you’re blue in the face and nothing will happen but actions speak louder than words and I’m taking action,” said Meacham.

By sitting at home, not eating. I guess he feels like Utah dumped him, and what a love affair it was.

He believes that this could all be solved if the state of Utah would only misapply the idea of “nullification,” which, in Trestin’s incorrect view, says that Utah doesn’t have to do anything the federal government says because “don’t wanna.”

As I said, Trestin, like most far-right conservatives when trying to Do Constitution, is wrong:

“If people want to change that they have to go through the appropriate processes,” said Greg Skordas, Attorney.

Skordas said nullification doesn’t work with Utah’s case. When the federal government grants someone a constitutional right, states must recognize it.

“When individual personal liberties are at stake the state can’t infringe on that, even if it’s the will of the people,” said Skordas.


But that opinion is not deterring Meacham.

He’s a feisty one.

So far he’s lost 25 pounds.

“I had to punch a hole in my belt to make it fit,” said Meacham.

“That’s how much weight you’ve lost?” Reporter Brian Carlson asked.

“To hold my pants up, yes,” Meacham said.

Well, I guess we’ll see how much he believes in this, won’t we? Watch the report, and then meet me below that so we can talk about recipes and food.



So, FOOD! I ran across this recipe for real green bean casserole, from scratch, that looks fantastic. Thinking of trying it this weekend. Doesn’t it look yum?



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