For years, the government has been issuing guidelines about healthy eating choices. Now, a panel that advises the Agriculture Department is ready to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but for the environment as well.
That means that when the latest version of the government's dietary guidelines comes out, it may push even harder than it has in recent years for people to choose more fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and other plant-based foods — at the expense of meat.
This is of course the White Bread of Liberal Fascism, and the dingaling rightawing responses are predicable, dumb, and predictaby dumb. Though the never not dim William Teach makes a piquantly asinine point:
Interestingly, the same people who want to control our meat and other foods intake are A-OK with legalizing marijuana. Speaking of marijuana, apparently many restaurants are having trouble with stoned people passing out from having too much THC beforehand, to the point of having to call medical professionals.
Surely you can see the connection! Wingnuttery means you don't need weed, apparently.
Anyway, it's amusing that while I get why beef producers are getting all screechy, dung beetles like Teach crawl on this poop for free.
God those fucking fish in those fucking barrels are such fucking assholes. Assmonkey:
Liberals Can’t Argue, They Can Only Bully [Updated]
Perhaps the major intellectual failing of the American Right is that they are so awesomely stupid they can't grasp how dumb they are. Hello, assmonkey!
No one expects sensible commentary on firearms from the New Yorker, but this gun control rant is worth noting because it is so typical of modern liberalism. Facts? Who needs facts? Bullying is all that the left aspires to.
The term "bullying" here is of interest. The issue here is a lawsuit brought by the parents of murdered children. Assmonkey is the bullied victim? A million fuck yous for you, John Hinderaker!
Assmonkey does some pointless snide fiskery for a bit -- of note is how assmonkey sneers at and then concedes the fact that gun manufacturers have special dopey laws protecting them -- but then we get this beautiful bit of horseshit:
A “weapon intended only to kill en masse” might be, say, an atomic bomb, certainly not a semiautomatic rifle.
Because the children at Sandy Hook were not killed "en masse." Because smug gun bang bang dicks like John Hinderaker are smug.
There's a lot of savage idiocy throughout the rest of assmonkey's post, but what else do you need but that? He's a nasty little halfwit shit, full stop.
It’s not a slowdown — it’s a virtual work stoppage.
NYPD traffic tickets and summonses for minor offenses have dropped off by a staggering 94 percent following the execution of two cops — as officers feel betrayed by the mayor and fear for their safety, The Post has learned.
Considering that this whole shit started because an NYPD cop strangled a guy over loose cigarettes, well, keep not doing that.
And "we refuse to give you dumb traffic tickets" is a very, very weird threat.
I covered New York politics for 15 years, and I saw some awfully tense moments between the police and Democratic politicians. But there has never been anything remotely like the war the cops are waging right now against Mayor Bill de Blasio for the thought crime of saying something that was completely unremarkable and so obviously true that in other contexts we don’t even bat an eye when someone says it. And for that, the mayor has blood on his hands, as Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association head Pat Lynch said Saturday evening after the hideous assassinations of two NYPD officers?....
Right around the time de Blasio spoke, Marist was in the field with a poll asking people whether they think police treat whites and blacks differently. Here are some answers. In each case, the “yes, differently” number comes first.
So two decades’ worth of statistics tell us that black men are killed by police at 21 times the rate white men are, and yet half the public has persuaded itself that police treat blacks and whites no differently. And it’s controversial for a mayor with a black 16-year-old son to say something so obvious—indeed, what every parent of a black son has to say.
Sure, that's fucked up, right there.
But it's even more fucked up right below the surface.
What black people are being denied here is not simply justice for certain victims of police violence in specific cases, but the right to publicly describe their own lived experience.
What was DeBlasio's great sin? He told his kid to be extremely careful around the police -- in other words, basically, to not give the police any reason whatsoever to overreact. If, say, he were stopped while walking down the middle of street at night or something, or if he were in the process of being arrested for an extremely trivial misdemeanor, he should immediately comply with all police orders, lest he be shot or strangled.
Are there any black Americans who wouldn't give similar advice to their sons? Sure! By the poll numbers above, a whole frickin' 14% of them wouldn't.
This is really the source of the white hysteria over these protests. Only black comedians and rappers are allowed to say to a mass audience that they distrust the police, and that consent is always deeply qualified -- laughed off, ignored, sometimes denounced, never taken seriously.
You can tell a lot about a society and culture by what kinds of speech it most desperately wants to suppress. In the case of 21st century America, the hypocritical and frankly lunatic attempts to tell an entire ethnic group that they are deluded traitors for talking about their experience of government law enforcement officials, as they see it, tells us that right here, right now, too many white folks want to watch the world fall back asleep into 19th century history.
MAS. This Politico thing is revolting, even for Politico. It's pretty damn close to "Martin Luther King Jr. should have had more political savvy if he really wanted his favorite candidates to win this season's 1965 Alabama by-elections." Fuck off.
That cry could seemingly be heard all along New York State’s Southern Tier, which borders Pennsylvania and has long been one of the state’s most stubborn economic laggards. In recent years, both hydraulic fracturing — known as fracking — and casinos had been posited as potential economic saviors here, where residents and leaders have watched with envy as neighboring Pennsylvanians dived into both industries.
Yeah, well, bite me.
Fracking has a lot of local support, sure, but saying that, the statement has to be deeply qualified. Roughly nobody here wants fracking done as it has happened in PA.
This is anecdata, but whatever. MollyI's family has roots in this area going back to the 1800s. The family has burial rights in a small, very rustic Catholic cemetary in far northern PA, about 5 miles south of the NY border. We had the sad occasion to bury MollyI's dad last year.
And -- to the point of this post -- this incredibly beautiful, remote, pristine cemetary -- was made totally horrific because of all the goddamn trucks.
For the Benefit of New Readers, my wife MollyI is a Country Mouse, and I am a City Mouse. We live in the country, near Binghamton. My mom is buried in a cemetary in the Bronx. That cemetary has things like fences and interior roadways, stuff that enables, like, quiet reflection.
While MollyI's dad was being buried, there was a lot of truck traffic, including a tanker that stopped on the side road with its engine running, very loudly.
Nobody in the family liked that. Everyone hated it.
So, yes, Broome County would be in favor of fracking. No, Broome County would not want the crazy shit that is easily observable a few miles south. The quality of life degradation issues are clear, and everyone here knows someone in PA who got screwed.
Also nobody here was dumb enough to think there were hordes of rich suckers wanting to come to Binghamton to go to casinos. Well, maybe one or two idiots. But those are always with us.
But it sure was nice for the NYT to send a reporter up here to talk to our dingaling fratboy meathead mayor and some random barflies. That at least was Authentic.