July 28, 2008
This vlog was done by one of my favorite blogging friends, Spacekicker. It's brilliant.
Drink up, y'all. And yes, morons, you can add Val-U-Rite to your chocolate milk.
July 25, 2008
California, a national trendsetter in all matters edible, became the first state to ban trans fats in restaurants when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill Friday to phase out their use over the next few years.Thank God! I mean, I might choose to buy some of that stuff, and that would be wrong.
Under the new law, the fats must be excised from restaurant products beginning in 2010, and from all retail baked goods by 2011. Packaged manufactured foods will be exempt.
In recent years trans-fats have become almost the new cigarettes among public health policy makers, with consumer behavior as much in the crosshairs as the product itself in governments’ attempt to curb harmful effects.
“I think the potential here is real for a far greater understanding of the harms of trans-fats,” said Dr. Clyde Yancy, the incoming president of the American Heart Association. “And to encourage more states to do the same.”
Yep. Let's have all the states ban the icky, icky stuff. Next, maybe they can go after booze. Hell, let's just legislate the joy out of all our lives. We'd be safer that way. Healthier, too.Remember, it's For Your Own Good.
July 23, 2008
July 22, 2008
The article makes no mention of any crime this guy committed, and I don't see where he's been charged with anything. The office of the fascist McCarthy claims that the guy's behavior was "disruptive and threatening."
I'm not buying it, I wouldn't trust the McCarthy or anyone who would work for that Nazi unless they had video or audio that showed him acting in a genuinely threatening manner. Of course if he did make a threat then I'd expect to see his firearms confiscated, followed by an arrest and charges filed. I'm not seeing that, and until I see that, this guy had his civil rights violated.
For a little refresher, I'd like to remind people what a reckless, dangerous person this authoritarian idiot McCarthy is,*
Illegal confiscation of legally owned firearms isn't anything new either, people in New Orleans recently had their civil rights violated this way as well.
*This is also where that smarmy little douche Tucker Carlson redeemed himself for me forever, for the record.
July 21, 2008
July 16, 2008
All of this stems from the fact nine adventure seeking British women ran afoul of the Greek Authorities after trying to hold an oral sex competition on the holiday island of Zakynthos.
Not only that, but the fellows involved are in trouble as well.
Six British and six Greek men, including two bar owners, were also charged in the incident, which took place at Laganas beach in the south of the Ionian island, which lies off the west coast of mainland Greece, police said
The women, who came to the popular resort on holiday, had been paid to take part in the competition, which was video recorded and was to be posted on the Internet, police said.
Sure beats the hell out of any vacation I have ever had.
July 14, 2008
Perry claims there is nothing but junk food available to people in South Central. MKH easily smacks down that lie, and correctly notes most (nearly all really) of the major fast food franchises have significant portions of their menus devoted to healthier choices, people are choosing the greasy stuff.
This is an issue of choice, not of availability, the fact that South Central residents are choosing Big Macs over McSalads is what Perry is attacking. You ignorant proles in South Central aren't doing what Commissar Perry wants, and she's gonna make you pay by sucking a little joy out of your life, and possibly more...
Isn't a restaurant, a fast food joint (either as a franchise or an individual startup) in particular a popular choice for people looking to start small businesses? As I understand it, Big Burger joints tend to try and offer franchise opportunities to people who would never otherwise be able to access them on their own in economically depressed areas like South Central.
This Nanny ban would probably crush any opportunity for that to happen. Of course, said Nanny Ban would may likely destroy any individual efforts to start up restaurants as well, things like small family run restaurants. Perry must know this, yet her desire to feed her authoritarian impulses overrides the need for opportunities found in feeding South Central LA.
July 08, 2008
Direct to you from the "What the fuck?" department:
Britain's High Court has ruled that Pringles are not a potato snack, and thus are not subject to value-added tax.
Friday's ruling by Justice Nicholas Warren is expected to save millions for the manufacturer, Procter & Gamble Co.
Warren overruled a VAT Tribunal decision that Pringles should be subject to the 17.5-percent tax because it met the definition of "potato crisps, potato sticks, potato puffs and similar products made from the potato, or from potato flour, or from potato starch."
If I were to sum up my (l)ibertarian philosophy in one anectode it might be insisting that the phrase "potato crisps, potato sticks, potato puffs and similar products made from the potato" not appear in any government document.
Anyway, scary fact of the article:
The judge found that Pringles were only 42 percent potato, and thus exempt.Okay, what the fuck are pringles made of? I demand a fucking answer.
July 05, 2008
July 02, 2008
The recent "hands-free" cell phone law that passed in California reminded me of the basis of all of these idiotic laws. You're too stupid to use your phone while you drive. You're too stupid to manage your retirement. You're too stupid to raise your kids. You're too stupid to own a firearm. You're too stupid to teach your children. You're too stupid to eat healthy.He goes on for long enough that I almost turned anarchist.
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