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(Washington Times)   GOP response to USDA; 52 orders of BBQ   (washingtontimes.com ) divider line
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2012-07-31 02:37:43 PM  
6 votes:

James!: This is why we're fat.


Ironically enough, when they have their heart attack, they'll have health care coverage because of Obamacare.
2012-07-31 04:52:21 PM  
5 votes:

qorkfiend: Crazy as it sounds, I think I might have to side with the GOP on this one. There's absolutely no reason for the USDA to advocate a weekly meat boycott, and I would expect Congressmen and Senators from meat-producing states to call them out on it.


They aren't really "advocating a meat boycott," man. They said "hey wouldn't it be nice if we did a meatless Monday thing?" to which some children responded "YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO" and bought a shiatload of meat.
2012-07-31 04:43:34 PM  
5 votes:
These people are like 12-year olds.
2012-07-31 04:27:29 PM  
5 votes:

downstairs: Why would you want the price of meat to double? Serious question.


I was actually serious : )

Of course, moderation is fine - but this story is about not wanting to be moderate. When prices double because of the drought or high fuel prices, people will eat less meat, which is good, I think that meat should be considered a luxury, not something you eat 3 times a day.
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-07-31 04:05:46 PM  
5 votes:
Why don't liberals start an anti-arsenic campaign? GOPers would probably eat it out of spite.
2012-07-31 03:31:26 PM  
4 votes:
Let me just say that I eat meat and I love it.

That said, its cruel, bad for your health, and a waste of resources. I would be happy if the price of meat doubled over the next year.
2012-07-31 03:13:58 PM  
4 votes:
It's going to be hilarious when meat prices go up because of those Midwestern droughts and all the fatties whine and whine and whine.
2012-07-31 03:08:45 PM  
4 votes:

Dancin_In_Anson: James!: This is why we're fat.

Speak for yourself.


I don't make food choices out of spite.
2012-07-31 02:35:25 PM  
4 votes:
This is why we're fat.
2012-07-31 04:56:39 PM  
3 votes:

qorkfiend: There's absolutely no reason for the USDA to advocate a weekly meat boycott,


Meat uses 50% of corn production, and corn production is expected to be down 12% from June estimates.

U.S. feed grain supplies for 2012/13 are projected sharply lower with corn
production prospects reduced 1.8 billion bushels from last month. The projected U.S. corn yield
is lowered 20 bushels per acre to 146 bushels reflecting the rapid decline in crop conditions since
early June and the latest weather data

Corn condition Very poor : Poor : Fair : Good : Excellent
July 29, 2012 23 25 28 21 3
Previous year 5 9 24 46 16
2012-07-31 04:45:47 PM  
3 votes:

Sabyen91: These people are like 12-year olds.


No, you can (frequently) get a twelve year-old to see reason.

They're more like sociopathic five year-olds
2012-07-31 04:41:38 PM  
3 votes:
Of course they support beef producers. All that bullshiat has to come from somewhere.
2012-07-31 03:12:11 PM  
3 votes:
GOP 2012: YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!!!11!!!!

/Idiot children
2012-07-31 02:54:21 PM  
3 votes:
The National Cattleman's Association and these idiots have brought far more attention to the Meatless Mondays concept than it ever would have gotten if they'd just shook their heads and said, "Yeah, good luck with that" instead of overreacting like a bunch of middle school girls.
2012-07-31 02:41:00 PM  
3 votes:
I just don't care if these idiots are outraged at outrage over outrage of outrageous outrage.

I just want them out.

/rage
2012-07-31 05:00:41 PM  
2 votes:

LasersHurt: But your state doesn't survive solely on Monday meat sales. That's insane and stupid.


Plus, you know, it's the Department of Agriculture, not the Department of Meat. "Meatless Mondays" would be promoting other kinds of, shockingly enough, agriculture...
2012-07-31 04:59:34 PM  
2 votes:

Dancin_In_Anson: give me doughnuts: Because I love to eat.

/wants BBQ


In the spirit for my love of the Q, I suggest that we intersperse the typical routine poo flinging that is commonplace in the politics tab with some tips, tricks and recipes.

My latest fav has been po'k tenderloins. I marinate them overnight in fat free Italian dressing (I use Wish Bone) and coarsely chopped chipotle peppers in adoboe. I cook them in my Weber kettle by placing the coals (Kingsford) with a big chunk of apple wood on one side and the tenderloins on the other. I set the vent wide open on the downwind side and between the heat and meat. 20 minutes on one side then flip and switch places and let them ride for another 20 or until they hit 135-140 internal. Pull them off, cover with foil and let them rest for 10 minutes or so before slicing and serving.


This sounds like a product placement script.

How much did you make from this one post and are they looking for others to do this?
2012-07-31 04:58:20 PM  
2 votes:

qorkfiend: LasersHurt: qorkfiend: Crazy as it sounds, I think I might have to side with the GOP on this one. There's absolutely no reason for the USDA to advocate a weekly meat boycott, and I would expect Congressmen and Senators from meat-producing states to call them out on it.

They aren't really "advocating a meat boycott," man. They said "hey wouldn't it be nice if we did a meatless Monday thing?" to which some children responded "YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO" and bought a shiatload of meat.

Very well. Why are they saying that there should be a "Meatless Monday", and why should we expect Congressional representatives from meat-producing states to stay quiet on the matter?


They said they should try it out as a change of pace, and for health reason. It was IN NO WAY MANDATORY, OR A RULE, OR A LAW. It's like your company declaring Friday Casual Day, so you come in wearing 4 suits in protest. If you don't want to, then, you know, don't. But your state doesn't survive solely on Monday meat sales. That's insane and stupid.
2012-07-31 04:52:35 PM  
2 votes:
The sad thing is that this was a just a recommendation and a factually correct one at that. I know I eat too much meat and I still have meat probably 4 days a week for 2 meals a day. It won't kill you to eat a salad for lunch one day a week.
2012-07-31 04:23:08 PM  
2 votes:
There are American vegetables, grains, and legumes too you blithering blowhards. I guess as long as they're shoving ribs into their gaping pieholes at least it gives us a couple seconds of relief from their relentless bloviating and grandstanding.
2012-08-01 05:11:55 AM  
1 vote:
First off I don't support an Vegatarian/vegan agenda. I eat tons of meat. Meat is not in and of itself unhealthy. A natural diet with meat is healthier than a natural diet without meat.

That said, anyone who wants to be a vegatarian/vegan - have fun with that. If you think meat is murder, that is your belief. So how about you don't eat meat and I do. Its not ok to push your beliefs down other people's throats.

Got your attention right wingers? Ready to give my post a "hell yeah" yet?

Because once you consider that point of view, reexamine your views on abortion. You believe it is murder just like the vegetarians/vegans just as sincerely believe that eating meat is akin to murder. Well I don't on either case. Your thoughts make sense to you, but really are no more logical than theirs. Hell, the animals killed for meat are really a lot more self aware than any fetus - so really its probably worse if anything. Don't shove your damn beliefs down my throat by force of law.

You believe abortion is wrong? Ok, don't get an abortion. Believe meat is wrong? Don't eat meat. Leave me the hell alone.

Since you anti-choice assholes love to throw anti-choice amendments to anything and everything no matter how unrelated it is, I would like for Democrats to throw on anti-meat/dairy/fur/leather/etc amendments on anything to do with abortion.

Hell throw those on anything a Republican might want to pass. Tax cut bills - vegan amendment. Gun rights bills - vegan amendment. Military spending boost - vegan amendment. Anti-Sharia Law bill - Anti-Christian Law amendment(I think we need one of those far worse at the moment).

Then and only then it might hit you.
2012-07-31 11:52:51 PM  
1 vote:
The best BBQ I ever had was at a tiny place, long gone, in McKinney, Texas before it became part of the almighty Metroplex.

Melmac plates, trays, and dove-voice women who asked "hoddamilesaws?" Beautiful. That was Lone Star for "hot or mild sauce?" back in the day. Even the little modest desserts - banana pudding, jello with real whipped cream (whupcream) were just splendid.

Thank you Kings of Barbecue.
2012-07-31 08:04:52 PM  
1 vote:
So Michelle Obama suggests that we moderate our sugar intake and Republicans go to schools to hand out cookies while Caribou Barbie eats S'Mores on her reality show 'in honor of Michelle Obama'.

Then the FDA doesn't demand but merely SUGGESTS that we eat less meat for one day out of the week and some Republicans pledge to eat TWICE as much meat.

Hey Republicans (and by that I mean leaders and pundits, I realize that they're not ALL douchebags), I have an idea.

You shouldn't eat crystal meth and rat poison.
2012-07-31 06:34:27 PM  
1 vote:

downstairs: qorkfiend: Crazy as it sounds, I think I might have to side with the GOP on this one. There's absolutely no reason for the USDA to advocate a weekly meat boycott, and I would expect Congressmen and Senators from meat-producing states to call them out on it.

I'm torn. The USDA is there to point out that over-consumption of things is unhealthy. I think the "boycott" (which again isn't, like, legally binding) was over the top.

I think it would have been better for them to say "everything in moderation... try having a few vegitarian-ish meals a few times a week.... here's some recipies... etc."


It isn't a boycott. Lowering your meat consumption by one day isn't going to hurt the industry. However the beef lobby is very powerful and treating meat any less than a religious icon is going to result in ham-fisted asshattery by those reps under their control.

Pun intended.
2012-07-31 05:54:21 PM  
1 vote:
What a bunch of petulant assholes.
2012-07-31 05:53:34 PM  
1 vote:

shotglasss: I had health care before Obamacare came along. I still have health care now, but it costs me more.


Because insurance companies raising their rates was completely unknown before Fartbongo Kenyanized the healthcares with the socialisms. But, you're right, PPACA was a poor measure, they should have gone for universal Medicare.
2012-07-31 05:47:44 PM  
1 vote:
Wow, children behaving like children. Color me shocked.
2012-07-31 05:26:18 PM  
1 vote:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: GOP 2012: YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!!!11!!!!

/Idiot children


best way of putting it.

This is still second to conservatives running every appliance in their house (and driving up their electric bill) to spite people conserving energy on Earth Day.
2012-07-31 05:19:56 PM  
1 vote:

Muta: Maud Dib: You can pry my BBQ from my cold dead greasy fingers.

Your choice of bread sucks.


It's traditional. I won't eat Wonder Bread, but I will eat it with BBQ when I'm served it.
2012-07-31 05:05:10 PM  
1 vote:

qorkfiend: LasersHurt: qorkfiend: LasersHurt: qorkfiend: Crazy as it sounds, I think I might have to side with the GOP on this one. There's absolutely no reason for the USDA to advocate a weekly meat boycott, and I would expect Congressmen and Senators from meat-producing states to call them out on it.

They aren't really "advocating a meat boycott," man. They said "hey wouldn't it be nice if we did a meatless Monday thing?" to which some children responded "YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO" and bought a shiatload of meat.

Very well. Why are they saying that there should be a "Meatless Monday", and why should we expect Congressional representatives from meat-producing states to stay quiet on the matter?

They said they should try it out as a change of pace, and for health reason. It was IN NO WAY MANDATORY, OR A RULE, OR A LAW. It's like your company declaring Friday Casual Day, so you come in wearing 4 suits in protest. If you don't want to, then, you know, don't. But your state doesn't survive solely on Monday meat sales. That's insane and stupid.

No one said their state survives solely on Monday meat sales. However, the proposed "Meatless Monday" directly affects their constituents. Why should we expect them to stay silent on the matter? Do you think Idaho's representatives would remain silent if the USDA recommended a Potatoless Monday?


They should probably stay silent, yeah. Because fark them? I mean I don't agree with the idea that we have to bend over and pussyfoot because someone, somewhere, has constituents that produce that thing. Either you assume that everything is 100% good, and no "things" should ever be talked about, or you open up that someone might say "hey, maybe a little less meat?" or whatever. I personally think the former is stupid, and the latter is "reality." You shouldn't eat meat with every meal, all the time, it's not good for you, and there's nothing wrong with saying so.

I'd be right there with you if they tried to REQUIRE meatless Monday. But they are not.
2012-07-31 05:04:46 PM  
1 vote:
You can pry my BBQ from my cold dead greasy fingers.

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2012-07-31 05:04:40 PM  
1 vote:
The GOP is acting like a six year old having a tantrum? Must be a day ending in 'y'.
2012-07-31 05:04:32 PM  
1 vote:

CommieTaoist: FTFA: "Sens. Mike Lee, Jim Demint and Tom Coburn; Reps. Ron Paul and Mike Burgess; Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Brent Bozell, Ed Meese, Boyden Gray, James Dobson." ... "This campaign is a testament to the power of the grass-roots. That's who fueled this campaign from day one, and that is who helped us make the runoff,"


Good f'ing LORD, that's like a near-complete list of people I'd like to KHITBASH, then repeatedly stomp.
2012-07-31 05:02:32 PM  
1 vote:
I used to eat meat with almost every meal but then I got older and ya gotta cut back, now we do weekday vegetarian. But we find loopholes like making stock out of chicken bones and using left over fat from blts for risotto so we can stretch our meat eating into the week. Because we eat much less meat now all our meat comes from the farmers market. Grass-fed ribeye ftw! and the bacon you get is better and the lard is not all creepy and shiny and gelatinous with a yellowish tinge. It is snow white and hardens up to a brick. Best dietary thing I ever did.
2012-07-31 04:58:13 PM  
1 vote:

LasersHurt: to which some children responded "YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO" and bought a shiatload of meat.


No shiat. When my nephew was 11 years old, we couldn't phrase any warnings negatively or he'd ignore them and redouble his efforts.

"Be careful on the roof, you don't want to fall off and break your arm, do you?" "YES!" [runs around roof like a squirrel on Red Bull]

"Don't drink that so fast. Do you want to throw up or something?" "YES!" [drinks too much pop so fast he gets sick]

Had we only known he had captured the entire Tea Party organizing principle 14 years ahead of time, he could have been so rich...
2012-07-31 04:51:17 PM  
1 vote:
They can't make a single tough decision that matters and will improve the U.S., but if you want meaningless symbolism and political grandstanding at the expense of the tax payer they're your guys.
2012-07-31 04:44:01 PM  
1 vote:

Dancin_In_Anson: give me doughnuts: Because I love to eat.

/wants BBQ


In the spirit for my love of the Q, I suggest that we intersperse the typical routine poo flinging that is commonplace in the politics tab with some tips, tricks and recipes.

My latest fav has been po'k tenderloins. I marinate them overnight in fat free Italian dressing (I use Wish Bone) and coarsely chopped chipotle peppers in adoboe. I cook them in my Weber kettle by placing the coals (Kingsford) with a big chunk of apple wood on one side and the tenderloins on the other. I set the vent wide open on the downwind side and between the heat and meat. 20 minutes on one side then flip and switch places and let them ride for another 20 or until they hit 135-140 internal. Pull them off, cover with foil and let them rest for 10 minutes or so before slicing and serving.


I think I'll change your farky note to "between the heat and meat".
2012-07-31 03:33:39 PM  
1 vote:

Dancin_In_Anson: James!: I eat my feelings.

...along with a lot of pizzas.


I have a lot of feelings about pizza.
2012-07-31 03:07:31 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA: "Sens. Mike Lee, Jim Demint and Tom Coburn; Reps. Ron Paul and Mike Burgess; Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Brent Bozell, Ed Meese, Boyden Gray, James Dobson." ... "This campaign is a testament to the power of the grass-roots. That's who fueled this campaign from day one, and that is who helped us make the runoff,"

They keep using that word, it doesn't mean what they think it means.

/plus "grass"-roots? Bunch of pinko commies, should be pork-roots with a side of gravy
2012-07-31 02:28:56 PM  
1 vote:
Americans should eat meat with every meal, EVERY DAY.
 
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