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(Daily Express)   British parliament in uproar over plans to tax the Cornish pasty and other ancient pie-related products   (express.co.uk) divider line 49
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2012-04-19 11:26:07 AM
I tried one when I went over there a few summers ago. I liked it. The wife and I have been talking about trying to make them ourselves ever since.
 
2012-04-19 11:27:09 AM
with socialism eventually you run out of other peoples money and have to tax everything not nailed down.
 
2012-04-19 11:27:20 AM
Faty fat tax
 
2012-04-19 11:27:43 AM
I was hoping this was about nipple coverings.
 
2012-04-19 11:28:50 AM
Epic caption.
 
2012-04-19 11:28:50 AM
As someone who couldn't finish my late night beer-sponge pasty from the vendor @ Clapham Junction on Wed. night, I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

/pasty vendor @ Paddington was much tastier
 
2012-04-19 11:29:04 AM
What about eel pie?
 
2012-04-19 11:29:42 AM

cgraves67: I tried one when I went over there a few summers ago. I liked it. The wife and I have been talking about trying to make them ourselves ever since.


I hear they are pretty easy

Cheese and tomato pasties are better though..
 
2012-04-19 11:29:57 AM
If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat,
If you get too cold, I'll tax the heat,
If you like fatty food, I'll tax your treat.
Taxman.
 
2012-04-19 11:31:54 AM
Let them eat cake!
 
2012-04-19 11:32:16 AM
Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
 
2012-04-19 11:34:59 AM
I saw Tony Blair declare war based on the Americans. Behind his speech, there was a member of Parliament SNORING AND DROOLING NEXT TO THE OTHER GUY.

/And Mitt Romney is boring...
 
2012-04-19 11:35:16 AM
I've never liked pasties too much. Maybe I got them from crappy milk bars. I like pies or sausage rolls much more.
 
2012-04-19 11:35:32 AM
Wow, it's bad enough Dibbler's cutting his own throat over the price of his pies without Vetinari helping...
 
2012-04-19 11:38:05 AM
Simple fix: Cornish Caviar pasty -- half the tax. In fact, everything should be half-tax with caviar on top.
 
2012-04-19 11:39:24 AM

cgraves67: I tried one when I went over there a few summers ago. I liked it. The wife and I have been talking about trying to make them ourselves ever since.


If you want to get a truly authentic taste, the secret ingredient is gristle.
 
2012-04-19 11:39:36 AM
Hey, it's not like these civil service pensions are going to fund themselves, am i right?
 
2012-04-19 11:40:14 AM
A pasty, sometimes known as a pastie or British pasty in the United States, is a filled pastry case, associated in particular wiv Cornwall in Great Britain. It is made by placin' the uncooked fillin' on a flat pastry circle, and foldin' it ter wrap the chuffin' fillin', crimpin' the edge at the side or top ter form a seal. The chuffin' result is a raised semicircular package.
 
2012-04-19 11:41:59 AM
Would this be an example of what the British refer to as a "row"?
 
2012-04-19 11:42:18 AM
Is spotted dick is still tax free?
 
2012-04-19 11:43:05 AM

cgraves67: I tried one when I went over there a few summers ago. I liked it. The wife and I have been talking about trying to make them ourselves ever since.


I learned to make them from my Swedish grandmother. They immigrated to Ishpheming, Mi. in the late 1800s. The men worked in the mines up there and the pasty was one of the common meals for the miners. It had meat, bread, and veggies all in one. I make them here a few times a year. Good stuff and easy to make.
 
2012-04-19 11:45:27 AM
Yooper pasty represent
 
2012-04-19 11:45:30 AM
Remove the pastry circles from the bloody refrigerator. In a mixin' bowl, right, combine the bleedin' meat, onion, carrot, right, potato, right, salt and pepper and mix until foroughly combined. Place the bloomin' pastry circles on a tidy work surface and place about 1/2 cup of the bleedin' fillin' in the bloomin' center of 1 side of the bloody pastry, init?Usin' the beaten egg, right, brush the bloomin' edges of the chuffin' pastry and then brin' the unfilled side over the filled side so that edges meet. Cor blimey guv! Press edges togeffer ter seal and then crimp usin' yor fingers or a fork. Repeat wiv the chuffin' remainin' turnovers and then transfer ter a bakin' sheet. Brush the tops of the turnovers wiv the remainin' egg and then cut several slits into the top of each pastry. Bake for 20 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown 'round the chuffin' edges. Reduce the bloody heat ter 350 degrees F and continue ter bake until the pasties are golden brown. Remove from the bleedin' oven and allow ter cool for 10 ter 15 minutes before servin'.
 
2012-04-19 11:46:42 AM

bim1154: cgraves67: I tried one when I went over there a few summers ago. I liked it. The wife and I have been talking about trying to make them ourselves ever since.

I learned to make them from my Swedish grandmother. They immigrated to Ishpheming, Mi. in the late 1800s. The men worked in the mines up there and the pasty was one of the common meals for the miners. It had meat, bread, and veggies all in one. I make them here a few times a year. Good stuff and easy to make.


My northern Italian grandfather, also from Ishpeming, grew up on them as well. Lot of Cornish miners in Ishpeming, which likely explains much of the local accent.
 
2012-04-19 11:47:24 AM

Jake Havechek: Remove the pastry circles from the bloody refrigerator. In a mixin' bowl, right, combine the bleedin' meat, onion, carrot, right, potato rutabega, right, salt and pepper and mix until foroughly combined. Place the bloomin' pastry circles on a tidy work surface and place about 1/2 cup of the bleedin' fillin' in the bloomin' center of 1 side of the bloody pastry, init?Usin' the beaten egg, right, brush the bloomin' edges of the chuffin' pastry and then brin' the unfilled side over the filled side so that edges meet. Cor blimey guv! Press edges togeffer ter seal and then crimp usin' yor fingers or a fork. Repeat wiv the chuffin' remainin' turnovers and then transfer ter a bakin' sheet. Brush the tops of the turnovers wiv the remainin' egg and then cut several slits into the top of each pastry. Bake for 20 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown 'round the chuffin' edges. Reduce the bloody heat ter 350 degrees F and continue ter bake until the pasties are golden brown. Remove from the bleedin' oven and allow ter cool for 10 ter 15 minutes before servin'.


FTFY
 
2012-04-19 11:50:16 AM

This text is now purple: bim1154: cgraves67: I tried one when I went over there a few summers ago. I liked it. The wife and I have been talking about trying to make them ourselves ever since.

I learned to make them from my Swedish grandmother. They immigrated to Ishpheming, Mi. in the late 1800s. The men worked in the mines up there and the pasty was one of the common meals for the miners. It had meat, bread, and veggies all in one. I make them here a few times a year. Good stuff and easy to make.

My northern Italian grandfather, also from Ishpeming, grew up on them as well. Lot of Cornish miners in Ishpeming, which likely explains much of the local accent.


My GGrandfather died of pleurisy apparently from the mines and one of his brothers died when a section of a mine roof fell on him. I haven't been to Ishpeming since 1995 when we took my grandmother up there to bury in their family plot. I never knew there was so many Cornish folks up there. I always thought it was predominately Scandinavian.
 
2012-04-19 11:55:33 AM
static.whatsontv.co.uk

/does not approve of pasties
 
2012-04-19 12:05:50 PM
As others have said, Michigan's upper peninsula specializes in pasties. Nothing better a gravy smothered pasty on a cold day.

They're also a good way to identify non-locals. Anyone who asks for a "paystie" is either not from around these parts or is looking for the nearest strip club.
 
2012-04-19 12:05:54 PM
I miss the convenient pasty shops and ubiquitous fish and chip shops in England. Not the healthiest food, but a fresh pasty or a good fish and chip butty always hit the spot.
 
2012-04-19 12:09:04 PM
When I hear people talk about "Fair Tax" I try to get them to look at European taxation practices. They have stout consumption taxes and income taxes, which is where we are headed. Imagine a 20% federal sales tax on top of state and local sales taxes... And a 20%+ income tax.

We'll never be comfortable with a tax rate commensurate with the burn rate of congress.
 
2012-04-19 12:09:48 PM
This is a stupid argument. They changed the sales tax status of hot pasties to be the same as other hot food (like hot dogs and hamburgers).

Big farking deal. Seems fairer that way too, why should pasty shops (like Greggs) get a tax advantage over burger shops (ike McD's? They're both selling junk food.
 
2012-04-19 12:12:10 PM

wildcardjack: When I hear people talk about "Fair Tax" I try to get them to look at European taxation practices. They have stout consumption taxes and income taxes, which is where we are headed. Imagine a 20% federal sales tax on top of state and local sales taxes... And a 20%+ income tax.

We'll never be comfortable with a tax rate commensurate with the burn rate of congress.


I was just talking to someone yesterday and mentioned something similar.
 
2012-04-19 12:15:45 PM
Mock the Week and 10 O'Clock Live covered it better.

/All news would be more awesome if it was discussed by a panel of comedians.
 
2012-04-19 12:16:59 PM
*CTL-F "yooper"*

*Goggles at Ishpeming.*
Could you ship me some blueberries from the woods on the old Air Force base up there come August?

/They're the best.
 
2012-04-19 12:23:59 PM

macadamnut: [static.whatsontv.co.uk image 310x227]

/does not approve of pasties


WHY is British TV so much better than American?
 
2012-04-19 12:25:14 PM

IAMTHEINTARWEBS: macadamnut: [static.whatsontv.co.uk image 310x227]

/does not approve of pasties

WHY is British TV so much better than American?


Because they only have 5 channels, and whatever is on must be damn good.
 
2012-04-19 12:30:41 PM

Jake Havechek: IAMTHEINTARWEBS: macadamnut: [static.whatsontv.co.uk image 310x227]

/does not approve of pasties

WHY is British TV so much better than American?

Because they only have 5 channels, and whatever is on must be damn good.


A little behind the times there, we have 40 free channels....but granted at any given moment 39 of them will be showing utter crap.
 
2012-04-19 12:32:26 PM

Jake Havechek: IAMTHEINTARWEBS: macadamnut: [static.whatsontv.co.uk image 310x227]

/does not approve of pasties

WHY is British TV so much better than American?

Because they only have 5 channels, and whatever is on must be damn good.


www.ujnews.com

Not all of it.
 
2012-04-19 12:35:21 PM

footshot: Jake Havechek: IAMTHEINTARWEBS: macadamnut: [static.whatsontv.co.uk image 310x227]

/does not approve of pasties

WHY is British TV so much better than American?

Because they only have 5 channels, and whatever is on must be damn good.

A little behind the times there, we have 40 free channels....but granted at any given moment 39 of them will be showing utter crap.


40, meh. We have thousands of channels of crap, in crystal clear HD.

Of course you guys have always had HD, you bastards.
 
2012-04-19 12:42:57 PM

thefinpope: As others have said, Michigan's upper peninsula specializes in pasties. Nothing better a gravy smothered pasty on a cold day.

They're also a good way to identify non-locals. Anyone who asks for a "paystie" is either not from around these parts or is looking for the nearest strip club.


They even served them in the cafeteria at MTU. They weren't that great, but hearing people being corrected by the staff over and over about the pronunciation was somewhat amusing.
 
2012-04-19 12:54:36 PM
The more I read Fark the more I am convinced the UK sucks
 
2012-04-19 01:00:44 PM

Jake Havechek: 40, meh. We have thousands of channels of crap, in crystal clear HD.

Of course you guys have always had HD, you bastards.


If it's any consolation I for one can't tell the bloody difference. I sit and switch between BBC and BBC HD (on a reasonably large set, in UK terms at least) and I'm damned if I can tell what the fuss is about!

The telly was still worth the price for HD gaming though :)

I think you lot get our best exports (the IT crowd etc)...much like we get yours, like, um, "Dog the Bounty Hunter" ;)
 
2012-04-19 01:05:09 PM

IAMTHEINTARWEBS: macadamnut: [static.whatsontv.co.uk image 310x227]

/does not approve of pasties

WHY is British TV so much better than American?


Because you don't see most of it. It's why old buildings are better than new ones. The ones that are left are the ones that were good enough to be left standing. The shows you see are the ones good enough to export.
 
2012-04-19 02:00:38 PM

bim1154: This text is now purple: bim1154: cgraves67: I tried one when I went over there a few summers ago. I liked it. The wife and I have been talking about trying to make them ourselves ever since.

I learned to make them from my Swedish grandmother. They immigrated to Ishpheming, Mi. in the late 1800s. The men worked in the mines up there and the pasty was one of the common meals for the miners. It had meat, bread, and veggies all in one. I make them here a few times a year. Good stuff and easy to make.

My northern Italian grandfather, also from Ishpeming, grew up on them as well. Lot of Cornish miners in Ishpeming, which likely explains much of the local accent.

My GGrandfather died of pleurisy apparently from the mines and one of his brothers died when a section of a mine roof fell on him. I haven't been to Ishpeming since 1995 when we took my grandmother up there to bury in their family plot. I never knew there was so many Cornish folks up there. I always thought it was predominately Scandinavian.


The mining parts of the UP is a strange mixture of Finnish, Cornish, and northern Italian. Basically, immigrants used to cold, misery, and mining. So you get odd things, like ouzo being served with pasties at a Dukes of Abruzzi that's equipped with a bocci court and a sauna.

My grandfather and his brothers fled the mines to the safety of the Pacific Theater.
 
2012-04-19 02:04:20 PM

wildcardjack: When I hear people talk about "Fair Tax" I try to get them to look at European taxation practices. They have stout consumption taxes and income taxes, which is where we are headed. Imagine a 20% federal sales tax on top of state and local sales taxes... And a 20%+ income tax.

We'll never be comfortable with a tax rate commensurate with the burn rate of congress.


You do realise that we don't have equivalents to US state and local taxation in the UK, right?

VAT being at 20% right now sucks balls; but it's not applicable to all purchases and unless you're dealing with commercial suppliers it's incorporated into prices.
 
2012-04-19 02:39:28 PM
Pastry Pasties (NSFW-ish, pops)
 
2012-04-19 06:57:56 PM

thefinpope: As others have said, Michigan's upper peninsula specializes in pasties. Nothing better a gravy smothered pasty on a cold day.

They're also a good way to identify non-locals. Anyone who asks for a "paystie" is either not from around these parts or is looking for the nearest strip club.


So is it pronounced pah-stee?

/was too busy enjoying it to pay attention to how it was pronounced.
 
2012-04-19 07:20:00 PM

SchadenFraud: thefinpope: As others have said, Michigan's upper peninsula specializes in pasties. Nothing better a gravy smothered pasty on a cold day.

They're also a good way to identify non-locals. Anyone who asks for a "paystie" is either not from around these parts or is looking for the nearest strip club.

So is it pronounced pah-stee?

/was too busy enjoying it to pay attention to how it was pronounced.


The "a" in "pa" is pronounced like the "a" in "at" then "stee".
 
2012-04-19 10:09:02 PM
media.urbandictionary.com
 
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