Tag: Food

The Daily Show Skewers San Francisco’s Ban of Happy Meals »

Aasif Mandvi from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central hilariously skewers the hypocrisy, authoritarianism, and foolishness of “progressive” San Francisco’s Nanny-State ban of Happy Meals at McDonald’s restaurants in the city. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon — Thurs 11p / 10c The Daily Show on Facebook HT: Carl Haberberger

Christmas Flash Mob Sings “Hallelujah Chorus” at Shopping Mall Food Court »

On November 13, 2010, unsuspecting shoppers got a big surprise while enjoying their lunch at the Welland Seaway Mall in Welland, Ontario, Canada. More than 100 members of the Christmas Flash Mob broke out to sing the “Hallelujah Chorus,” from George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah.” This YouTube video of the event has now also...
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First They Came for the Happy Meals »

San Francisco, a wonderful American city known for its traditions of tolerance and freedom, banned Happy Meals. My home county of Santa Clara already had. So this isn’t just the most far-left radicals pushing this agenda; it’s the center-left progressives who dominate the Bay Area. Some friends have wondered why I care about this...
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Viva Las Vegas! »

Jeffrey Tucker reports from FreedomFest. I’m not there, but Vegas is one of my favorite cities. It’s a place that’s coursing with energy. A couple of quick thoughts: 1. Market forces aren’t doing anything about the weather outdoors, but they’re helping alleviate it. My guess is that there’s someone on every street corner who...
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The Onion: Congressmen Demand Passage of “The IHOP Should Stay Open All Night Act” »

Here is The Onion-SPAN2 satirically reporting on a “hearing” for the emergency bill H.R. 323 (under the provisions of the National Emergency Legislation Act) that has been proposed by a bipartisan group of congressmen, “The IHOP Should Stay Open All Night So That We Can Get Some Pancakes Act.” Submitted the previous night at...
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The White House Can Not End World Hunger »

The Obama Administration has announced that it wants to spend at least $3.5 billion—and I wonder where they’re getting that kind of money?—over the next 3 years to help as many as 60 poor nations feed themselves. While it is very good news that this involves ending the practice of sending U.S. crops to...
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Unhappy Meals: Nanny State Bans Toys for Kiddies »

Once again leading the way in zany legislation, California’s Santa Clara County became the first locale to ban toy give-aways with meals exceeding the Department of Health and Human Service’s recommended maximums of 485 calories, or with more than 35 percent of their calories from fat or 10 percent from added sweeteners, or that...
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A Woman’s Right to Choose »

Don’t let my title mislead you: I don’t want to get into the controversial subject of abortion. I’m talking about a woman’s right to choose how much salt to consume. Recently, the FDA has proposed limiting the amount of salt in processed foods. This article notes that two Congressional supporters of the idea, Senator...
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Samizdat: The Libertarian Alarm Clock »

You might have read the story about the Socialist Alarm Clock. Here’s one version. A friend who wishes to remain anonymous sent his libertarian version and asked me to post it: This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock built by the ingenuity of millions of individuals all working for their own gain,...
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Time to Eat the Dog »

That’s the title of a new book by Robert and Brenda Vale. I’m not sure if it is available in the U.S., but did find it on Amazon in the UK. Here is an article about the book. The book says your pet dog has a bigger carbon footprint than your SUV, even when...
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