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(Politicker)   Chuck Schumer calls upon the full might and power of the federal government to stop the nationwide scourge of grill-brush bristle defects. Next week, Schumer holds forth on the menace of exploding natural-casing frankfurters   (politicker.com) divider line 55
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2012-05-29 11:17:09 AM
www.cosplayisland.co.uk

This errr, man, does not like the idea of exploding frankfurters.
 
2012-05-29 11:50:47 AM
25.media.tumblr.com

RIP Chuck Schuldiner
 
2012-05-29 12:57:49 PM
That's the most consequential legislation we can pass with current the hyperpartisan gridlock in Congress, so let's blame Schumer!
 
2012-05-29 12:57:59 PM
How are you SUPPOSED to clean your grill, then?
 
2012-05-29 12:59:11 PM
Um....let me be the first to say that a bristle from one of these brushes was nearly lodged in my throat. Somehow one of the bristles got into burgers we were cooking and the next thing I knew there was a sharp wire halfway down my throat. I'm just glad I discovered it before I swallowed it completely.

/be careful out there.
 
2012-05-29 01:00:23 PM
They should just ban grills altogether. I prefer not to have my food laced with carcinogens.
 
2012-05-29 01:01:43 PM

DarwiOdrade: That's the most consequential legislation we can pass with current the hyperpartisan gridlock in Congress, so let's blame Schumer!


He's not even trying to pass legislation. He just wrote a letter to the FDA.
 
2012-05-29 01:03:03 PM
Oddly, the snipe piece did link to this article.
 
2012-05-29 01:03:19 PM
Look, in theory this legislation is pretty silly, but let's not forget, whatever the costs associated with this are, it certainly will make Schumer look like History's Greatest Budget Monster compared to the spendthrift frugalitarians that wrote our Defense Budget.
 
2012-05-29 01:03:26 PM
I don't want government in my product safety. Let the market decide.
 
2012-05-29 01:04:23 PM

salvador.hardin: I don't want government in my product safety. Let the market decide.


RON PAUL wouldn't last 20 hours in his Brave New World. He'd drive past a McDonald's on his way to church and die of food poisoning within that timeframe.
 
2012-05-29 01:04:25 PM

PanicMan: DarwiOdrade: That's the most consequential legislation we can pass with current the hyperpartisan gridlock in Congress, so let's blame Schumer!

He's not even trying to pass legislation. He just wrote a letter to the FDA.


I suppose that makes it OK, then? Damned socialists!
 
2012-05-29 01:04:36 PM
the menace of exploding natural-casing frankfurters

Dude, just poke a few holes in those bad boys.
 
2012-05-29 01:05:42 PM

gregario: Um....let me be the first to say that a bristle from one of these brushes was nearly lodged in my throat. Somehow one of the bristles got into burgers we were cooking and the next thing I knew there was a sharp wire halfway down my throat. I'm just glad I discovered it before I swallowed it completely.

/be careful out there.


You do know the brush is for the grating, and not the meat, right? And that you should brush before or after the meat is on the gril...
 
2012-05-29 01:07:56 PM
deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com
Those clowns in congress did it again. What a bunch of clowns.
 
2012-05-29 01:08:02 PM

theknuckler_33: the menace of exploding natural-casing frankfurters

Dude, just poke a few holes in those bad boys.


YOU MONSTER!
 
2012-05-29 01:08:44 PM

theknuckler_33: the menace of exploding natural-casing frankfurters

Dude, just poke a few holes in those bad boys.


Then there is the veggie dogs to take on. A lot of them come from Canada so they include socialized medicine.
 
2012-05-29 01:08:59 PM

Stile4aly: [deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com image 512x384]
Those clowns in congress did it again. What a bunch of clowns.


Wow. How does it keep up with the news like that?
 
2012-05-29 01:10:48 PM

gregario: Um....let me be the first to say that a bristle from one of these brushes was nearly lodged in my throat. Somehow one of the bristles got into burgers we were cooking and the next thing I knew there was a sharp wire halfway down my throat. I'm just glad I discovered it before I swallowed it completely.

/be careful out there.


Clean your grill grate on the lawn. Brush with metal bristle brush on both sides, all over, then hose it off and dry with a grill rag. Only then put the grate back on the grill.
 
2012-05-29 01:14:02 PM

theknuckler_33: gregario: Um....let me be the first to say that a bristle from one of these brushes was nearly lodged in my throat. Somehow one of the bristles got into burgers we were cooking and the next thing I knew there was a sharp wire halfway down my throat. I'm just glad I discovered it before I swallowed it completely.

/be careful out there.

Clean your grill grate on the lawn. Brush with metal bristle brush on both sides, all over, then hose it off and dry with a grill rag. Only then put the grate back on the grill.


Wash off the season I have developed on the grates? You nuts or do you enjoy having you food stick?
 
2012-05-29 01:15:24 PM
With public reports of two serious injuries in the last week alone...

Wow... Two injuries. Period, and we now have an epidemic, apparently. Two injuries, or of HOW many people using the drill any one week? 3 hundred million in the country, I would guess easily 350 million barbecued meals each week, that is(let's just go with ONLY summer BBQing and just go back 30 years), roughly 126 TRILLION BBQ uses, and we have a "flare up" of 2 injuries? Sounds to me like one manufacturer had a mistake with a single batch of product, and these people happened to own that particular brand.
 
2012-05-29 01:15:32 PM

justafarkingchef: theknuckler_33: the menace of exploding natural-casing frankfurters

Dude, just poke a few holes in those bad boys.

YOU MONSTER!


Yea, I guess that wouldn't be culinarily appropriate. I was just going for the lulz, not proper cooking technique.
 
2012-05-29 01:16:33 PM

Rapmaster2000: Stile4aly: [deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com image 512x384]
Those clowns in congress did it again. What a bunch of clowns.

Wow. How does it keep up with the news like that?


DON'T PRAISE THE MACHIINE!!!
 
2012-05-29 01:17:30 PM

DarwiOdrade: PanicMan: DarwiOdrade: That's the most consequential legislation we can pass with current the hyperpartisan gridlock in Congress, so let's blame Schumer!

He's not even trying to pass legislation. He just wrote a letter to the FDA.

I suppose that makes it OK, then? Damned socialists!


If it helps the paper it was written on was commie red and smelled of collectivization.
 
2012-05-29 01:20:14 PM

theknuckler_33: gregario: Um....let me be the first to say that a bristle from one of these brushes was nearly lodged in my throat. Somehow one of the bristles got into burgers we were cooking and the next thing I knew there was a sharp wire halfway down my throat. I'm just glad I discovered it before I swallowed it completely.

/be careful out there.

Clean your grill grate on the lawn. Brush with metal bristle brush on both sides, all over, then hose it off and dry with a grill rag. Only then put the grate back on the grill.


Nah. Let the grate get hot and scrape it with a wooden stick (roughly the size used for stirring paint) or just a metal spatula. Just knock off the crud and let it get hot. Much of the crud will just burn up. You'll have no sticking and a sanitary surface.

I have never hosed off a grate. I suppose if you really wanted to get it spotless then you could do so and use a brush with olive oil to prevent sticking, but it really doesn't work as well. I use a lot of olive oil when I grill with a fish basket and it never works as well as a nicely seasoned grate.
 
2012-05-29 01:20:46 PM

Saiga410: theknuckler_33: gregario: Um....let me be the first to say that a bristle from one of these brushes was nearly lodged in my throat. Somehow one of the bristles got into burgers we were cooking and the next thing I knew there was a sharp wire halfway down my throat. I'm just glad I discovered it before I swallowed it completely.

/be careful out there.

Clean your grill grate on the lawn. Brush with metal bristle brush on both sides, all over, then hose it off and dry with a grill rag. Only then put the grate back on the grill.

Wash off the season I have developed on the grates? You nuts or do you enjoy having you food stick?


If the grill is hot enough when you put your meat on, it won't stick. Maybe you like burnt bits of old meat, sauces, cheese, etc. getting caught up in your latest dinner, but I don't.

Besides, unless I'm doing burgers, I usually add a bit of oil into whatever marinade I'm using which also helps prevent sticking.
 
2012-05-29 01:21:11 PM

Needlessly Complicated: How are you SUPPOSED to clean your grill, then?


REAL MEN DON'T CLEAN THEIR GRILLS!!!
 
2012-05-29 01:22:27 PM
I tend to wipe down the grill prior to cooking on it, not even under penalty of law. I'm crazy like that.

Chuck, you're getting weird. Or bored. Are you bored? We can find work for you.
 
2012-05-29 01:23:04 PM
Indonesian Hot Dogs - Ready in 57 minutes!

1 Stray Street Dog
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp chili powder
20 pig intestines
5 talking Fox News heads providing infinite Eagle-teared outrage
3 cups of pink slime.

1) Slay dog using drone.
2) Debone using Ted Nugent (tell him the mangled carcass is a squirrel and that it's intended for [insert anyone not named Barack Obama here]).
3) Grind up meat dog in meat grinder.
4) Add cloves and chili powder plus dog meat and pink slime to food processor. Make sure it is not endorsed by Marco Batali, because Fox News wants to slap that guy for going on the Food Stamp diet.
5) Stuff resulting mixture into pig intestines
6) Grill on a grill untouched by grill cleaning bristles.

Goes well with Yuengling, Arugula, Edamame (if served on 12/7) and Grey Poupon. DO NOT serve with dessert.
 
2012-05-29 01:23:43 PM
I've actually heard from a number of different sources that this is a genuine problem, affecting more than just two people.

But seriously, if you buy a grill brush, and it gives you debilitating diverticulitis, well, you won't be buying any more grill brushes, and the free market will take care of THAT company!

I don't know what you'd do in case you swallowed one and it didn't hurt you until it came hurtling through your tissues when you got an MRI later in life but I'm sure there is a free market solution somewhere out there.
 
2012-05-29 01:30:35 PM
A New York Democrat.....the worse kind.
 
2012-05-29 01:31:49 PM
www.thebottleofplonk.com

Chuck Schumer, petty, silly authoritarian. If there is money exchanged, tax it. If there is any risk, regulate it. If something isn't done what you want them to do, mandate it.

Sure, it's just a letter he sent to a bureau...for now. He has tried to end-around introducing legislation before - he just recently asked the Department of Transportation to force out children's fees for airlines. I get it, he wants people to be safe; but he goes way, way too far.
 
2012-05-29 01:38:06 PM
A Schumer's gotta schume.

I'd rather he spend his time doing this sort of thing, and maybe get us some small quality-of-life improvements out of it, than for him to do nothing but participate in partisan pissing matches.
 
2012-05-29 01:40:26 PM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: RIP Chuck Schuldiner


Hey, thanks for reminding me I should buy my ticket now for the DEATH To All tour that's happening next month.
 
2012-05-29 01:58:35 PM

salvador.hardin: I don't want government in my product safety. Let the market decide.


Back in the days when stores that sold BBQ brushes had a long time relation with the suppliers of such, the market could decide - complaints about brushes would reach the stores who would either have the suppliers fix the problem or else they would change suppliers.

These days when the largest volume of BBQ brushes are sold by places like WalMart who buy them from which ever fly-by-night Chinese firm can supply them cheapest this mechanism breaks down. WalMart probably changes brush manufactures like a prostitute changes her underwear and there is no assurance that you can buy the same brush if you go back after a month. Any customer complaints about quality problems at most would cause a supplier change without any real effort to see if the new ones are any better.
 
2012-05-29 02:29:38 PM
Aren't there bigger things to worry about? For instance, I bought a lead paint test kit for my house the other day (didn't find any), but 2 of the 8 lead testing thingies didn't have any magical lead testing fluid in them. At least I got my money refunded.

Cleaning your grill takes the flavor away.
 
2012-05-29 02:38:23 PM
I clean my grill with fire.
 
2012-05-29 02:42:02 PM

born_yesterday: Rapmaster2000: Stile4aly: [deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com image 512x384]
Those clowns in congress did it again. What a bunch of clowns.

Wow. How does it keep up with the news like that?

DON'T PRAISE THE MACHIINE!!!


And... scene.
 
2012-05-29 03:08:53 PM
Exploding weiners, did someone say exploding Weiners?

May be NSFW (all depends on how your employer feels about Democrat douchebags).
 
2012-05-29 03:18:12 PM

Needlessly Complicated: How are you SUPPOSED to clean your grill, then?


Wad of crumpled aluminum foil has been recommended.
 
2012-05-29 03:45:30 PM

DubyaHater: They should just ban grills altogether. I prefer not to have my food laced with carcinogens.


Life causes cancer, ergo ...
 
2012-05-29 03:49:54 PM

offmymeds: Needlessly Complicated: How are you SUPPOSED to clean your grill, then?

REAL MEN DON'T CLEAN THEIR GRILLS!!!


This.

Just leave the heat on high for a few minutes.

/that's flavor
 
2012-05-29 04:07:04 PM
Having addressed the more pressing issues, such as the volume level of TV commercials....
 
2012-05-29 04:23:06 PM
yea I gotta say having one of those bristles lodged in my throat does not sound like any fun. And what if its one company that is making a really crappy product?

oh and fark the MOTHERfarkERS that increase TV commercial volume. fark THEM
 
2012-05-29 04:26:08 PM
Why does Chuck Schumer hate Rutt's Hut?

t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-05-29 05:11:57 PM

Mikey1969: With public reports of two serious injuries in the last week alone...

Wow... Two injuries. Period, and we now have an epidemic, apparently. Two injuries, or of HOW many people using the drill any one week? 3 hundred million in the country, I would guess easily 350 million barbecued meals each week, that is(let's just go with ONLY summer BBQing and just go back 30 years), roughly 126 TRILLION BBQ uses, and we have a "flare up" of 2 injuries? Sounds to me like one manufacturer had a mistake with a single batch of product, and these people happened to own that particular brand.


As Dick Chaney said, "If there is a 1% chance that an American or American Interests may be injured we must do something about it."
/Of course he meant it only if was being caused by brown people, but work with me here.
 
2012-05-29 05:13:52 PM
hurts pretty good. like a little goddamn needle in the side of your mouth.
 
2012-05-29 05:16:37 PM

Mikey1969: With public reports of two serious injuries in the last week alone...

Wow... Two injuries. Period, and we now have an epidemic, apparently. Two injuries, or of HOW many people using the drill any one week? 3 hundred million in the country, I would guess easily 350 million barbecued meals each week, that is(let's just go with ONLY summer BBQing and just go back 30 years), roughly 126 TRILLION BBQ uses, and we have a "flare up" of 2 injuries? Sounds to me like one manufacturer had a mistake with a single batch of product, and these people happened to own that particular brand.



meh, he's not calling for legislation banning them and a new safety department. he's just asking agencies that are already staffed to do a little work this week. this dude could easily be doing much worse things with his time.
 
2012-05-29 05:43:53 PM
Most United States senators are mentally ill.
 
2012-05-29 05:45:03 PM
/George Foreman electric grill, FTW.
 
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