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Mayor Bloomberg’s Food Nazis Eye Banning Large Tubs of Movie-Theater Popcorn

13 June, 2012

It’s not the popcorn that is the problem, stupid.  It’s all that simulated butter and salt.

However, be that as it may, it is not for the government to control what you or I can eat.

Not that I would, but if I want to destroy my popcorn with large globs of simulated butter oil and a bucket of sodium chloride, I should be free to do just that!

Those of you who fatuously voted for smoking bans; shame on you for laying the groundwork for all these food Nazis:

Oh, yeah! A large tub of popcorn! Yummy!

City health weasels go ‘pop’

Why stop at soda?

Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces could also include massive buckets of buttery movie-theater popcorn, as far as members of his Board of Health are concerned.

“The popcorn isn’t a whole lot better than the soda,” said Bruce Vladeck, a senior adviser at Nexera Consulting and one of the mayor’s appointees to the 11-member board.

The board yesterday agreed to put Bloomberg’s big-soda ban up for a public hearing July 24, but also talked about the merits of limiting other high-calorie treats.

A large tub of movie-theater popcorn has up to 1,650 calories.


Only if you load it up with all that fake butter oil.  Otherwise, you can eat almost all the popcorn you can stomach and not gain any weight. 

In fact, many diet plans actually suggest you eat air-popped popcorn to allay those nasty cravings for snack foods.   However, since when have Progressive Commies let actual facts get in the way of their power grabs?

The board will vote on the soda rules in September.

Watch Out Bo, He’ll Chew You Up!

21 April, 2012

A little Saturday morning humor for everyone:

Music: Hall/Oates
Lyrics: Made possible by a grant from the Lolo D. and Catherine T. Soetoro Foundation

He only comes out at night
To find a tasty bite
Nothing is new, I’ve seen his gaze before
Watching and waiting
He’s sitting with you but eyeing some Basset Hounds

So many to taste and see
Chihuahua fricasse
Dear Leader is wild, but he’s tamed by the taste of a puppy’s tail
Served up on a platter
The school lunches are sure gonna get bizarre

Oh here he comes
Watch out Bo he’ll chew you up
Oh here he comes
He’s a dogeater
Oh here he comes
Watch out Bo he’ll chew you up
Oh here he comes
He’s a dogeater

I wonder if Michelle approves
Fried puppy just won’t do
Poached poodle flan, the One will really rip their fur apart
Mind over matter
TelePrompTer glaze but a beast is in his heart

Oh here he comes
Watch out Bo he’ll chew you up
Oh here he comes
He’s a dogeater
Oh here he comes
Watch out Bo he’ll chew you up
Oh here he comes
He’s a dogeater

Transparency in Action: Obama’s Secrecy Over Wine List Stifles U.S. Exports

14 March, 2012

How’s that transparency in government working out for all you Libtards?:

After Pouring a $300 Bottle, White House Mum on Wine
Ends state dinner tradition of releasing info about the wine list
By Kate Schwartz,  Newser Staff

(Newser) – Last night, British PM David Cameron enjoyed his very first taste of March Madness, compliments of President Obama. At tonight’s state dinner, he’ll likely enjoy some American wine as well—but don’t expect too many details about the winery, year, or appellation. That’s because Obama put a stop to the tradition of revealing said info after his third state dinner … following a brouhaha over the price tag.

Uh…  Just a side note:  Obama has at his disposal just about anything imaginable that he could have presented to PM Cameron.  So, what did he present PM Cameron?  A barbecue grill and chef jackets!  Oh wow, oh wow; another awesome gift to our English allies.  /sarcasm.   As if PM Cameron couldn’t pick one up at the local hardware store over there in England.  Sheesh!  But, I digress.  Back to the story:

In honor of Hu Jintao’s visit, the Chinese president was served a 2005 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington state that garnered a 100-point Robert Parker rating. The White House didn’t say how much it paid per bottle, but it originally retailed for $115, and was selling for $300 and up by the time of the Jan. 19, 2011, dinner.

So when Angela Merkel was honored at a state dinner in June, the released menu said nothing more than “an American wine will be paired with each course.”

Ditto for South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak’s Oct. 13 menu.

And while the move may ostensibly make sense (“they’re probably sensitive to displays of wealth at a time when the economy is not firing on all cylinders,” says one wine expert), many argue the move hurts, instead of helps.

Promoting top winemakers “is good for America,” says one wine editor, and Bloomberg notes that state dinners provide a prime opportunity to show China and other new big wine importers what the US has to offer.

To wit, Quilceda Creek saw a “pretty significant” uptick in Asia after Hu’s dinner

North Carolina Preschooler Has Packed Lunch Confiscated; Forced to Eat School Cafeteria Food

15 February, 2012

Thank you Moochelle Obama! 

Yet another reason to homeschool your children:

Lunch Police

Nanny state report: NC school officials confiscate preschooler’s homemade lunch
By Matthew Boyle – The Daily Caller

A North Carolina elementary school forced a preschool student to eat cafeteria chicken nuggets for lunch on Jan. 30 after officials reportedly determined that her homemade meal wasn’t up to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s standards for healthfulness, according to a report from the Carolina Journal.

The newspaper reported that the four-year-old girl brought a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, potato chips and apple juice in her packed lunch from home. That meal didn’t meet with approval from the government agent who was on site inspecting kids’ lunches that day.

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Child Development and Early Education requires that all lunches served in pre-kindergarten programs must meet USDA guidelines. Meals, the guidelines say, must include one serving each of meat, milk and grain and two servings of fruit or vegetables. Those guidelines apply to home-packed lunches as well as cafeteria meals.

The Carolina Journal reported that the girl and her mother wish to remain anonymous to avoid public scrutiny, but she did write to her state representative to complain about it.

“I don’t feel that I should pay for a cafeteria lunch when I provide lunch for her from home,” the mother wrote in a complaint to her state representative, Republican G.L. Pridgen of Robeson County.

“What got me so mad is, number one, don’t tell my kid I’m not packing her lunch box properly,” the girl’s mother told a reporter. “I pack her lunchbox according to what she eats. It always consists of a fruit. It never consists of a vegetable. She eats vegetables at home because I have to watch her because she doesn’t really care for vegetables.”

The story has sparked national outrage against bureaucrats and politicians who aim to force food standards and health initiatives into place through legislation and regulatory action. North Carolina Republican Party spokesman Rob Lockwood told The Daily Caller it’s the latest example of why government “intrusion” isn’t helping anyone.

“More parental inclusion, less government intrusion would go a long way to solving our nation’s woes,” Lockwood said in an email. “Today is not a strong day for big-government, nanny-state enthusiasts.”

Obesity on the Rise in India

26 October, 2011

Apparently, we have outsourced obesity, too:

Almost 70% of urban youth in India obese: Study
India Today

People in the age group of 24 to 39 years, who have been living in big metros or booming small towns, are at the risk of being obese, a recent study has suggested.

The study puts an alarming 70 per cent of India’s urban population in the obese or overweight category. And, at risk is the generation that Facebooks rather than go over to meet friends, bonds over gaming sessions on Playstations or X-boxes rather than play cricket or badminton, the study warns.

Yeah, since they apparently don’t have a Wii amongst them—well, that’s the conclusion I’ve garnered from the article–they could all sit around and bloat up, err, bond over a game of Kreedaa Kaushalya instead of playing on outdated, crappy game consoles invented by Americans!

The national capital faces the ignominy of being the obesity capital of the country, while Chandigarh shares the top spot with Delhi.

While declining sex ratio has been a concern in the country for years, there is now a new worrying trend emerging in the cities. The number of obese women in urban areas has been on the rise. Every second member of the fairer sex falls into this category.

And, for long, India’s young population has been touted as India’s USP in the globalised economy. However, it also seems to be hit by the severe problem of obesity. For, it is the 24-39 age group that is the worst affected.

Why urban India? Experts suggest obesity has to do with the lifestyle of the majority of the population in urban India. The urban populace has easy access to high-calorie packaged foods such as burgers, chips and colas.

Darn those Americans!  Forcing those poor kids to eat and drink their capitalist junk food!

Moreover, people in cities follow a sedentary lifestyle. Little or no physical activity and a predilection for gizmos such as video games, computers are to blame.

The study which suggested that 70 per cent urban Indians are fat or overweight was conducted on 46,000 people who had internet access. Increase in the sale of cigarettes and alcohol consumption does not help either.

Darn those evil native Americans and their tobacco!  They’ve got some nerve, forcing these poor, innocent folks to smoke cigarettes!

Risks with obesity Piling on the calories without a check could have serious consequences for one’s health, especially if the person is classified overweight or obese.

There are more than 30 medical conditions associated with obesity and individuals who are obese can develop multiple ones.

The most prevalent obesity related diseases are diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease or cardiovascular problems.

It also heightens risk of a stroke, affects gall bladder and can aid the onset of osteo-arthiritis and leads to respiratory problems or sleeping disorders and even some kinds of cancers.

Children at risk What probably should set the alarm bells ringing is a November 2010 study by the National Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation of India.

It found that one in three children in private schools in Delhi were obese. The reasons though were quite similar to adult obesity, packaged foods and an acute lack of physical activity.

Obama Now Controls Your Food

5 January, 2011

There is nothing wrong with your country. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal left. We will control the vertical right. We can roll the economy, make it flutter. We can change the public’s focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the rest of your lives, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your country. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to… Communism:

New $1.4 Billion Food Safety Legislation Gives Gov’t Power to Order Recalls, Increase Inspections
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
By Fred Lucas

( – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will have the authority to order recalls of food products, increase inspections, and boost paperwork for food packaging companies under a bill President Barack Obama quietly signed into law on Tuesday.

Each year, foodborne illnesses strike 48 million Americans, according to the FDA. The Food Safety Modernization Act was passed by Congress late last year, with bipartisan support, after 2010 saw an outbreak of E. coli and salmonella in peanuts, eggs and other products. The new legislation marks the biggest food safety overhaul since 1938.

Most of the price tag for the bill, $1.4 billion over five years, comes from increasing the number of food-manufacturer inspections. Currently, major food-manufacturing facilities are inspected about once per decade. Under the new legislation, inspections would accelerate to once every five years and once every three years for “high-risk” foods.

Well…  Now we know where Obama has chosen to spend that $1.7 billion  from the canceled F-22 fighter program.  Somehow, I think Americans would actually feel safer if the skies were filled with F-22’s, rather than wasting money inspecting that which fills our stomachs.

However, boosting inspections from once a decade to twice a decade is not likely to make food safer, said Gregory Conko, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

“It’s not going to make any difference at all, other than to spend a lot of money,” Conko told


UK: City Council Tells Cafe Owner to Remove Exhaust Fan Because Smell of Frying Bacon Offends Muzzies

21 October, 2010

Hey, she can move right next door to me here in Missouri because I absolutely just love the smell of bacon in the morning.  And, as an added bonus, it appears to keep Muzzies away:

Cafe owner Beverley Akciecek

Cafe owner ordered to remove extractor fan because neighbour claimed ‘smell of frying bacon offends Muslims’

By Daily Mail Reporter Daily Mail UK – 21st October 2010

A hard-working cafe owner has been ordered to tear down an extractor fan – because the smell of her frying bacon ‘offends’ Muslims.

Planning bosses acted against Beverley Akciecek, 49, after being told her next-door neighbour’s Muslim friends had felt ‘physically sick’ due to the ‘foul odour’.

Councillors at Stockport Council in Greater Manchester say the smell from the fan is ‘unacceptable on the grounds of residential amenity’.

The fan has been in Beverley’s Snack Shack takeaway in the Shaw Heath area of the town for the past three years.

Mrs Akciecek and her husband Cetin, 50, – himself a Turkish Muslim – work more than 50 hours a week buying, preparing and cooking hot and cold sandwiches and hot-pots for their customers.

Today mother-of-seven Mrs Akciecek said she plans to appeal against the decision.

She said: ‘I just think it’s crazy. Cetin’s friends actually visit the shop, they’re regular visitors, they’re Muslim people, they come in a couple of times a week.

‘I have Muslim people come in for cheese toasties. Cetin cooks the food himself, he cooks the bacon.

‘When we go to a cafe my husband wouldn’t be offended by the smell of bacon. His friends are not offended by it, we have three visitors who come here for a sandwich, friends of my husband, and the smell doesn’t offend them at all.


Campbell Soup Partners with Terrorism Linked ISNA to Bring You Halal Certified Food

6 October, 2010

See?  This is what happens when businesses buy into that whole “religion of peace” BS – they invariably wind up crawling into bed with terrorist supporting organizations like the ISNA!

I’m pretty sure that somewhere, Joseph Campbell and Abraham Anderson are rolling over in their graves:

H/T – Cavmom

Tennessee: KFC and Kroger Drop Local Newspaper After Reading “Islam is Evil” Column

1 July, 2010

Yup, nothing like a bunch of corporate dhimmitards deciding what you can and cannot read:

Newspaper, Businesses Feud in Tennessee Over Claims of ‘Hate Rhetoric’

By Diane Macedo – FOX News

A small Tennessee-based newspaper has become the center of a free speech firestorm after it was banned from a grocery store chain and a KFC for allegedly publishing “hate” speech.

The Rutherford Reader, a family owned and operated business, runs feature columns of local interest, many of which lately have related to controversy surrounding a mosque being built in Rutherford County.

The columns didn’t sit well with at least one patron who complained to several companies that they amounted to hate speech after a guest columnist in April referred to Islam as “evil.” One month later, the Reader was dropped from Kroger grocery stores, and soon after from a local KFC.

Now the paper is threatening to sue, saying this is a blatant breach of its First Amendment rights.

“When a group or individual can force a corporation to take something out of their store which is printed material and not offensive, then we’re headed in the wrong direction,” Pete Doughtie, the Rutherford Reader’s co-owner and publisher, told

But the Reader’s material was offensive, Kroger concluded.


Canadian Muslimah Goes on Meat Jihad

28 March, 2009

How much do you want to bet that the meat was pork?

Woman charged in meat needles case in court Friday

Canwest News Service

GUELPH, Ont. — An Ontario woman charged in connection with a case of tampered food at a store in Guelph, Ont., is a former employee of a Maple Leaf Foods plant in the city, the company said in a statement Friday.

Mastoora Qezil, 41, was arrested by Guelph police Thursday and is facing a common nuisance charge. She was held in custody overnight and was expected to be released Friday after an appearance in bail court, Guelph police said.

The woman worked at the plant for seven years, Maple Leaf said.

“We are very pleased that the police investigation has resulted in a charge being laid,” said Maple Leaf. “We also grateful to the co-operation extended by the police and the retailer throughout the investigation. As this is a legal matter before the courts we have no further comment.”

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued warnings last week after sewing needles were found in meat products at a supermarket.

Guelph is about 100 kilometres west of Toronto.

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