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(New York Daily News)   NY lawmaker achieves the piNaCle of stupid   (nydailynews.com ) divider line
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2010-03-11 11:00:35 AM  
"salt is bad for you and hence illegal"

Another prediction from Demolition Man has come true...
 
2010-03-11 11:07:54 AM  
"No owner or operator of a restaurant in this state shall use salt in any form in the preparation of any food," the bill reads.


So, no corned beef sandwiches in NY?

This is what happens when you don't know how food is prepared.

Or what "corned" means in "corned beef."
 
2010-03-11 11:07:54 AM  
Except that salt is not only good for you, but actually necessary.

Too much salt can be bad for you - but so can too much water, too much air, too much sun, too much food, etc., etc.

With all due respect, Felix Ortiz is an idiot.
 
2010-03-11 11:13:53 AM  
You don't want to salt State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, he makes you do it.
 
2010-03-11 11:14:45 AM  
"NY lawmaker achieves the pinNaCle of stupid " still keeps the joke intact, subby.
 
2010-03-11 11:14:53 AM  
"No owner or operator of a restaurant in this state shall use salt in any form in the preparation of any food," the bill reads.


I think it's safe to say that this isn't the stupidest law in the history of stupid, but it might be in the top 10.
 
2010-03-11 11:15:00 AM  
Yes, please let this pass. We need to get all those awesome NYC chefs and line cooks to spread throughout the country. I'm sure us here in Austin a few of them. Hey, Bourdain...I'm talking to you!
 
2010-03-11 11:16:31 AM  

Pench: "salt is bad for you and hence illegal"

Another prediction from Demolition Man has come true...


You're SHIATTIN' me!

/*BUZZZZ* You've been fined one credit for violating the verbal morality code...
 
2010-03-11 11:16:47 AM  
If you cook without using any salt, you're a horrible person and a bad cook.
 
2010-03-11 11:16:55 AM  
I'd take these comments with a pinch of salt.
 
2010-03-11 11:20:24 AM  
I think it's going to turn out that he holds a major stake in the Mrs. Dash Company or something.
 
2010-03-11 11:20:26 AM  
At least it will be easy to find the restaurants that are violating the ban. Is there anyone eating there? Fine them.
 
2010-03-11 11:22:13 AM  
when salt is outlawed only outlaws will have salt?

this is one of the dumbest things I've ever read.
 
2010-03-11 11:24:08 AM  

DarthBrooks: So, no corned beef sandwiches in NY?

This is what happens when you don't know how food is prepared.

Or what "corned" means in "corned beef."


Don't be silly, corn is fine, this is just about salt.
 
2010-03-11 11:24:42 AM  
From a lifelong cook to the idiot in New York:

Salt isn't just a flavoring, it is a necessary ingredient to make a variety of foods edible. Breads need it to control yeast growth. Egg whites need it to stabilize when they are whipped. It helps brown meat. It is a preservative that helped people survive. It is important enough to human society the it is the origin of the word "salary", form the Latin "salarium", money given to Roman legionnaires to buy salt wit so they could survive. Gandhi, biatches, Gandhi.
 
2010-03-11 11:33:05 AM  
In NJ, they would have written the law so that only licensed Salt Shaker Operators would be allowed to distribute salt to your food.

/it's all about the jobs.
 
2010-03-11 11:40:13 AM  
Lot & wife unavailable for comment.
 
2010-03-11 11:40:59 AM  
Driest salt joke ever
 
2010-03-11 11:42:15 AM  
The Brooklyn Democrat has introduced a bill that would ban the use of salt in New York restaurants - and violators would be smacked with a $1,000 fine for every salty dish.

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2010-03-11 11:43:03 AM  
Subby is the idiot, it's "pinnacle". Also the statement is a practice in the obvious and redundancy. Failmitter fails.

/Kidding, I rather enjoyed the joke.
 
2010-03-11 11:43:08 AM  
Liberals trying to limit personal freedoms? That's unpossible!
 
2010-03-11 11:43:38 AM  
This is the same ass that got us a cell phone law.
 
2010-03-11 11:44:20 AM  
What you did there, I sees it.

+1
 
2010-03-11 11:44:51 AM  
Salt - more important than breading & deep frying or serving with bacon.
 
2010-03-11 11:45:23 AM  
Wow. That's pretty farking stupid, even among Fark stories.
 
2010-03-11 11:45:33 AM  

ArkAngel: From a lifelong cook to the idiot in New York:

Salt isn't just a flavoring, it is a necessary ingredient to make a variety of foods edible. Breads need it to control yeast growth. Egg whites need it to stabilize when they are whipped. It helps brown meat. It is a preservative that helped people survive. It is important enough to human society the it is the origin of the word "salary", form the Latin "salarium", money given to Roman legionnaires to buy salt wit so they could survive. Gandhi, biatches, Gandhi.


THIS

/Why does restaurant food taste so good? Because Americans are afraid to salt their home-cooked meals appropriately because it's been drilled into our heads that salt is bad.
//I think Roman soldiers were actually given salt, not money to buy salt with. I might be wrong about that though.
 
2010-03-11 11:46:26 AM  
I see what subby did there.

I also hope this asshat is up for re-election.
 
2010-03-11 11:47:02 AM  
Isn't this as stupid as when New Jersey tried to outlaw runny eggs?
 
2010-03-11 11:47:06 AM  
Antoher boron pun headline.
 
2010-03-11 11:47:12 AM  
If anyone thinks it is okay to ban trans fats but not okay to ban salt, I'd be interested in hearing about exactly where you draw the line.
 
2010-03-11 11:48:36 AM  

Abstruse: Yes, please let this pass. We need to get all those awesome NYC chefs and line cooks to spread throughout the country. I'm sure us here in Austin a few of them. Hey, Bourdain...I'm talking to you!


I think he'd prefer to relocate to Thailand, not Austin, by his own words.
 
2010-03-11 11:48:40 AM  

someguy945: If anyone thinks it is okay to ban trans fats but not okay to ban salt, I'd be interested in hearing about exactly where you draw the line.


One's necessary for survival on a very basic organic level. One isn't.
 
2010-03-11 11:49:05 AM  

Phineas: Liberals trying to limit personal freedoms? That's unpossible!


I'm pretty sure people will be free to keep a salt shaker in their purse or pocket.
 
2010-03-11 11:49:15 AM  
That's the saltiest thing I've ever tasted. And I once ate a big, heaping bowl of salt.
 
2010-03-11 11:49:30 AM  
Y'all feel free to visit his website
 
2010-03-11 11:49:56 AM  
No more salt means none of these foods can be produced in NYC:

Corned beef
Bologna
Ham
Hot dogs
Salad dressing
Bread (including pizza dough, bagels, pretzels, and donuts)
Peking duck
Dry-aged steaks/roasts
Pickles

I'm sure it's not that big of a deal though...it's not like New York City is famous for some if not most of those or anything like that...

Oh, and no bacon either.
 
2010-03-11 11:50:51 AM  
Hm, if only there was some policy of legislating separate restaurants for minorities at-risk for high blood pressure and heart disease in NYC.
 
2010-03-11 11:51:17 AM  

Gamer Grrrl: Why does restaurant food taste so good? Because Americans are afraid to salt their home-cooked meals appropriately because it's been drilled into our heads that salt is bad.


Well, not just salt. Also shiatloads of butter and cream, too.
 
2010-03-11 11:51:20 AM  
+1 for subby pun.
 
2010-03-11 11:51:56 AM  
If State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz has his way, the only salt added to your meal will come from the chef's tears.


heehee....
 
2010-03-11 11:52:41 AM  

Gamer Grrrl: /Why does restaurant food taste so good? Because Americans are afraid to salt their home-cooked meals appropriately because it's been drilled into our heads that salt is bad.


You just described my soon to be mother-in-law. Everything she cooks tastes bland as hell because she refuses to use salt (and it's why I started refusing to eat her cooking).
 
2010-03-11 11:54:00 AM  

tukatz: If State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz has his way, the only salt added to your meal will come from the chef's tears.


heehee....


Or semen...
 
2010-03-11 11:54:31 AM  

HumbleGenius: Phineas: Liberals trying to limit personal freedoms? That's unpossible!

I'm pretty sure people will be free to keep a salt shaker in their purse or pocket.


Black market Wendys salt packets?
 
2010-03-11 11:55:15 AM  
www.apartmenttherapy.com
 
2010-03-11 11:56:17 AM  

The Crepes of Wrath: Gamer Grrrl: /Why does restaurant food taste so good? Because Americans are afraid to salt their home-cooked meals appropriately because it's been drilled into our heads that salt is bad.

You just described my soon to be mother-in-law. Everything she cooks tastes bland as hell because she refuses to use salt (and it's why I started refusing to eat her cooking).


Salt is only bad for you if your doctor says you shouldn't eat it. If you don't have hypertension, you have nothing to worry about. It's like sugar. Diabetic? Well then you shouldn't eat sugar. Not diabetic? Here's a piece of cake! (Cake or death?)

And honestly, the amount of salt that goes into home cooking is very small. The issue isn't home cooking, it's all the MSG in processed foods. I do a LOT of cooking from scratch, and I always get the low-sodium broths (and often butter, as well). I can always add salt to it if I need to.
 
2010-03-11 11:56:36 AM  
When did the US get so ban happy? Aren't we suppose to be the land of the free?
 
2010-03-11 11:57:22 AM  

HumbleGenius: Phineas: Liberals trying to limit personal freedoms? That's unpossible!

I'm pretty sure people will be free to keep a salt shaker in their purse or pocket.


that would be carrying concealed salt and even more dangerous than licensed, regulated salt stores. think of the chilrun.
 
2010-03-11 11:59:42 AM  
To stand out in NY for being stupid as a legislator is quite a feat to behold.
 
2010-03-11 11:59:45 AM  

Gamer Grrrl: And honestly, the amount of salt that goes into home cooking is very small. The issue isn't home cooking, it's all the MSG in processed foods. I do a LOT of cooking from scratch, and I always get the low-sodium broths (and often butter, as well). I can always add salt to it if I need to.


You're wrong about MSG. It's mostly just plain salt that's added to it. There's nothing wrong with MSG compared to any other sodium-based flavorant.

Worried about eating too much salt/sodium? Stop eating TV dinners and canned shiat. That's where we get 80% or so of our sodium intake, and it usually tastes bland as hell because the salt used as a preservative and not a flavorant.
 
2010-03-11 11:59:49 AM  

Jimmy_James:
that would be carrying concealed salt and even more dangerous than licensed, regulated salt stores. think of the chilrun.


You're right, concealed salt could be dangerous. Better to just strap a salt lick to your belt.
 
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