Monday, July 30, 2007

How to reduce # of food quality problems

Putrid seafood. Lead-tainted candy. E. coli tainted spinach. You've probably heard about the rash of food quality problems that have occurred recently. There's been a lot of mention of them in the press and all that. But never fear, the Bush Administration has a sure-fired plan to solve the problem of reports of bad food quality, a sure-fired plan sure to reduce the # of food quality problems: Shut down labs testing for food quality problems.

This is typical response action for the Busheviks and their ilk, of course. It's sort of like their ranting about the "liberal media" reporting on the chaos that is Iraq. The problem there isn't that jihadis are blowing up car bombs all over the place, Shia militias are drilling holes in the heads of Sunni women and children, etc. Nope, the problem is that the nasty ole' "liberal media" is reporting on all that. Why, if we didn't know it was happening, it wouldn't be happening! And similarly, if we don't know that our food supply is tainted and putrid, why, it wouldn't happen!

"That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do." Talk about channeling O'Brien talking to Winston Smith in the basement of the Ministry of Love...

Of course, that's not how the world really works. Those of us in the reality-based community know that the jihadis will continue blowing the shit out of Shia whether it's reported or not, and that food will continue to be putrid whether a lab detects it or not. But then, we're not POTUS and thus us knowing this reality is irrelevant...

-- Badtux the Reality-based Penguin


  1. Hello, Mr Penguin.
    The one that gets me is the hoopla over Canadian beef in the Mad Cow scare.

    The Canadians were testing 1 in 33 of their livestock, while the Americans were testing 1 in 100.

    Then we get ticked off at the Japanese over how they refused to acknowledge the chemicals we pump in to our beef cattle as A-ok.


  2. The empire is destroying itself and can't see that it is. But that is as it should be.

    As for food, there may be a time in the future where you may have to depend on local food and supporting each other, it's just history repeating itself.

    After the big ugly mess and the Great Turning it will be better. Interesting times and journey to an omnipresent spirit.

  3. If you don't know about it, it doesn't exist - right?

    We are all doomed to be beta testers for corporations as we pay full price.

  4. The empire destroying itself? No, of course not. It's just legislating excellence. And, any evidence to the contrary must be legislated out of existence.

    As if excellence can be legislated. Full speed ahead with the law of unintended consequences.



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