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2013-02-11 08:13:33 AM
And vice-versa!
 
2013-02-11 08:14:13 AM
I told you Michelle is a militant vegetarian. But did you listen? Nooooo!
 
2013-02-11 08:14:43 AM
Time to stock up on pemmican. Or jerky if there's no pemmican.
 
2013-02-11 08:15:09 AM
I wish someone would
 
2013-02-11 08:16:28 AM
Then how will anyone get any pudding?  We can't have pudding if we don't eat our meat!
 
2013-02-11 08:16:35 AM
 
2013-02-11 08:17:46 AM
Then you hear the news of horses being ground into the beef in Britain and you reconsider your mystery meat eating...
 
2013-02-11 08:18:17 AM
They can have my meat, but not my people.
 
2013-02-11 08:18:49 AM
You can have my meat when you pry it from my sweaty, lubrica ... (reads article) ... Oh, nevermind.
 
2013-02-11 08:20:02 AM
Stories we can tell our grandchildren. I remember when they sold real meat.
 
2013-02-11 08:20:14 AM
Only if you can pry it from my cold dead hands!
 
2013-02-11 08:21:46 AM
If USDA needs to cut spending, how about eliminating subsidies to millionaires and let the inspectors keep working?  Just a thought.

Or, if they're going to cut spending across the board, that means food stamps and other nutritional assistance programs will also be cut.  So there won't be a market for the meat anyway.  And they can keep sending millions to our agricultural overlords.  Problem solved.
 
2013-02-11 08:24:34 AM
Chicken inspectors really only get a little more than a second to look at a bird now.  So I'm not sure how big of a difference this would make.
 
2013-02-11 08:25:21 AM
*Unzips pants and leans back*

/what?
 
2013-02-11 08:25:49 AM
Come at me bro.
 
2013-02-11 08:25:54 AM
If only I knew some farmers who could sell directly to me.  Oh wait, I do.
 
2013-02-11 08:27:09 AM

Hobbess: Chicken inspectors really only get a little more than a second to look at a bird now.  So I'm not sure how big of a difference this would make.


Very few quality control processes actually look at every individual item produced, the idea is to detect systemic failures rather than individual one-off problems that might never reoccur.
 
2013-02-11 08:28:12 AM
I thought this was going to be a story about Jenna Jameson holding open auditions for a featured role in her next video.  Boy howdy am I disappointed.
 
2013-02-11 08:32:29 AM

Notabunny: I told you Michelle is a militant vegetarian. But did you listen? Nooooo!


She don't eat meat, but she sure likes the bone.
 
2013-02-11 08:32:33 AM
No prob -  I hear Europe has more horsemeat than they can handle. Send it over here, guys. The rich use our horses for dancing contests, so there's no competition.
 
2013-02-11 08:32:41 AM
Let's hope they use the downtime to clean the machinery.
 
2013-02-11 08:33:43 AM
Does Jenna Jameson still do porn? and if so, why?
 
2013-02-11 08:34:42 AM
So, now that I RTFA, when I go grocery shopping next time, I should expect a run on meat, because of people freaking out, similar to a bank run, but for pork, beef, and chicken.
 
2013-02-11 08:37:30 AM
I guess everyone will just be a vegetarian for a while.
That was easy.

/Or maybe we can turn our neighbors into nice, juicy, hamburgers.
/With mustard and mayonnaise, some onions and a crisp kosher pickle.
/Maybe a side of french fries or potato salad.
/Mmmmm.... Long pig.
 
2013-02-11 08:46:09 AM
It's all part of their plan to replace Meat with New Meat. Meat Classic will be brought back a few weeks later, but it just won't be the same...
 
2013-02-11 08:46:46 AM
Frankly, if someone wants to round up a bunch of freaky meat people, and save us from a B-movie nightmare scenario, I say let them. I thought zombies were scary enough, but the thought of meat people running around scares the shiat out of me.

What's that you say? All of us are meat?

Never mind.

/meatpopsicle
 
2013-02-11 08:48:31 AM
Bought a package of chicken wings and a package of chicken drumsticks yesterday. Careful portioning should get me through these trying times.
 
2013-02-11 08:54:24 AM
Keeping food from the peasants? Lois XVI approves.
 
2013-02-11 08:54:59 AM
Every year, the USDA spends $1 billion on meat safety.

CDC would like a word with you-

http://www.cdc.gov/foodborneburden/2011-foodborne-estimates.html
 
2013-02-11 08:55:10 AM
Canada prepares for meat refugees.
 
2013-02-11 08:56:09 AM

HexMadroom: Frankly, if someone wants to round up a bunch of freaky meat people


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2013-02-11 08:57:27 AM
Usually they come from my meat.
 
2013-02-11 09:05:37 AM
Can't keep the post offices open, and now can't keep food production alive.  Welcome to the decline of a nation.

Obama 2016.
 
2013-02-11 09:09:37 AM

GORDON: Can't keep the post offices open, and now can't keep food production alive.  Welcome to the decline of a nation.

Obama 2016.


Republicans got 99% of what they wanted in the deal that caused this mess.  And it's not like Obama couldn't sign the damn deal because of the stupid debt ceiling fiasco.

These cuts are not going to happen, because now you've got the beef lobby involved.
 
2013-02-11 09:11:39 AM
Typical Obama scare tactic.

1.Make some claim you're going to lose something if there's no funding.
2.Drum up fake poll showing the American public doesn't want the fake claim cut.
3.Get congress to approve more spending of money they don't have, to pay for the fake claim cut.
4.Profit! (consisting of Farklibtards rejoicing for having The One re-rape their purses.)

And, while we're on it, what's with item DD in box 12c of your 2012 W2? I feel another rape coming on...
 
2013-02-11 09:13:20 AM
Wait, they are coming for the 100+ lbs of venison I have in the freezer?  Oh, no?  Then wtf ever.
 
2013-02-11 09:17:10 AM
Just in time for Lent.

Anyway, I still have about 150 lbs of meat left from the last calf we butchered.
 
2013-02-11 09:21:41 AM
If there's one thing this country cannot possibly handle right now is any interruption in the stream of antibiotics-filled meat streaming down our gullets.  Imagine not eating meat every single meal!  How could our bodies stand it?  I mean, we need 3000 calories of meat to survive every day, right?  How will our layer of protective "Surviva-fat" remain intact without extremely cheap Big Macs and deep-fried chicken fingers?

You mean we all might have to eat some vegetables?  That's just crazy talk.  No one in the world can survive without a meat-on-meat diet!
 
2013-02-11 09:24:07 AM

Uisce Beatha: Wait, they are coming for the 100+ lbs of venison I have in the freezer?  Oh, no?  Then wtf ever.


No, but thieves might if you get all braggingly smug and things get bad enough for a black market to develop.

Hell, they are trading crack for Tide (yes the laundry soap) these days.
 
2013-02-11 09:26:44 AM

GORDON: Can't keep the post offices open, and now can't keep food production alive.  Welcome to the decline of a nation.

Obama 2016.



Good thing the post office isn't part of the federal government, eh?
 
2013-02-11 09:29:05 AM

Gunny Walker: GORDON: Can't keep the post offices open, and now can't keep food production alive.  Welcome to the decline of a nation.

Obama 2016.


Good thing the post office isn't part of the federal government, eh?


Next up: how Obama's Federal Reserve is destroying the economy.
 
2013-02-11 09:41:11 AM

Tumunga: I feel another rape coming on...


tthu.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-02-11 09:45:13 AM
Mr. Right:

If USDA needs to cut spending, how about eliminating subsidies to millionaires and let the inspectors keep working?  Just a thought.

What are you, some kind of Kenyan?


Or, if they're going to cut spending across the board, that means food stamps and other nutritional assistance programs will also be cut.

Seriously, I'll have to get in line at the Hope Center cafeteria then. With hundreds of my new comrades, for a vegetarian meal. Such places in bigger cities will be swamped: the line for Glide would spiral through downtown Frisco unless more churches opened up their basements.


So there won't be a market for the meat anyway.  And they can keep sending millions to our agricultural overlords.  Problem solved.

Why not just eat politicians, especially Republicans, till we round up enough of the 1%?
 
2013-02-11 09:49:24 AM

nmemkha: No, but thieves might if you get all braggingly smug and things get bad enough for a black market to develop.


If folks can figure out who I am and where I live from my Fark postings, I've got much bigger problems...
 
2013-02-11 09:49:30 AM
Pfft.  Why do we need Federal inspectors, anyway?  I'm sure the market can regulate itself.  Just think - if you eat tainted meat, and your whole family dies, you won't be buying any meat from that company again, and they'll go out of business.

\The Invisible Hand will take care of everything
\\and give you a UFIA at the same time
 
2013-02-11 09:57:47 AM

Uisce Beatha: nmemkha: No, but thieves might if you get all braggingly smug and things get bad enough for a black market to develop.

If folks can figure out who I am and where I live from my Fark postings, I've got much bigger problems...


I meant at the local bar, not here on Fark.

If you're posting via satellite from your bunker located deep within the Arctic Circle then disregard.
 
2013-02-11 10:15:09 AM

The One True TheDavid: Why not just eat politicians, especially Republicans, till we round up enough of the 1%?


I question your priorities, given that there are more Democrat political 1%s than Republican.  We ought to start with Kerry - not only is he one of the richest, he comes with all those tasty condiments!
 
2013-02-11 10:25:35 AM
Be well, John Spartan.
 
2013-02-11 10:28:17 AM

Tumunga: Typical Obama scare tactic.

1.Make some claim you're going to lose something if there's no funding.
2.Drum up fake poll showing the American public doesn't want the fake claim cut.
3.Get congress to approve more spending of money they don't have, to pay for the fake claim cut.
4.Profit! (consisting of Farklibtards rejoicing for having The One re-rape their purses.)

And, while we're on it, what's with item DD in box 12c of your 2012 W2? I feel another rape coming on...


This trick has a name: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Monument_Syndrome
 
2013-02-11 10:31:33 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

NOOOOOOOOO!
 
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