New federal “nutrition” guidelines are about global warming

 

Breakfast of Weenies

Breakfast of Weenies

There’s a mass hysteria going on down in our capital swamp, and only an election can cure it.

Mark Tappscott: Somewhere hidden deep within Washington, D.C., is a huge magnet that exerts an irresistible force drawing busybodies, know-it-alls and nanny-staters to the nation’s capital.

Otherwise, how to account for a president of the United States who can’t balance America’s budget, but has no qualms at all about telling the rest of us how to spend our money?

Or a federal advisory committee staffed by a bunch of academics, nutritionists and “food systems consultants,” plus a vice-chairman who doesn’t “necessarily advocate” beheading Ronald McDonald?

DGAC committee member Dr. Miriam Nelson, for example, sees vegetarianism as the path to smaller carbon footprints for everybody.

“Eating fewer animals, but choosing those wisely … if we were to get Americans to eat it, would actually have a lower footprint than what we are currently doing,” she told a recent meeting of the panel.

In fact, according to Minnesota-based consultant Kate Clancy, “it would be perilous, I would think, for this committee or anybody else to not be taking climate change into account in any of the deliberations about sustainability.”

 

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13 responses to “New federal “nutrition” guidelines are about global warming

  1. Al Dente

    In all the disaster movies some cataclysm is racing to destroy the Earth, so the government devises an ingenious plan to blow up the asteroid, or dig a tunnel to our planet’s core, find the aliens weakness, etc. and we are saved!

    Can you imagine these morons being confronted with real impending doom? They would surely kill us quicker than the threat.

  2. Peg

    The religion of Climate Change. As if it hasn’t been happening for tens of thousands of years before man ever came on the scene.

    And – these morons have utterly ruined the words “sustainability” and “facilitate” for me. Sometimes I think I will barf if I ever hear ’em again!

    • Al Dente

      “In order to facilitate hope we must invest in our infrastructure, or we will not sustain the changes that began when I took office.”

      Translation: give me your money, honkey, so I can buy new golf clubs, and everything bad is George Bush’s fault.

  3. how bout just skipping lunch and workout

    why do we have to stuff our face.
    burn a few calories instead.

  4. Fox

    Bossy bastards, aren’t they? I guess we can expect Kerry to demand we reverse course and go vegetarian by Monday or else! Gimme steak….today, tomorrow forever……..

  5. Inagua

    “…only an election can cure it.”

    An election is unlikely to cure this madness. Remember that it was the last Republican president, the guy you publicly supported, who banned incandescent light bulbs and classified CO2 as a pollutant. And it was Richard Nixon who gave us the EPA and the Department of Education. Face it, Chris, the Republicans are the party of Big Government, and the Democrats are the party of Bigger Government.

  6. anony

    Speaking as a person with a family member who has diabetes, that carb laden lunch looks like a diabetic’s nightmare!

  7. Anon

    They really are all nuts down there, but its not at all funny. These crazy policy decisions have wide-ranging and have serious consequences for us folks who the do-gooers are protecting. In many cases these are directly hitting people’s finances, with no proof that they are solving a real problem.

    Take for example the folks in OG, whose investments in their homes in the food zones are being radically affected by the prospect of “rising seas” and “super storms”, none of which have been proven and may not even be likely. In many cases perfectly good houses which have never flooded in decades are being rendered completely worthless based upon regulations that are protecting people against what?

  8. Walt

    Dude –
    This government interference in our God given rights really is getting out of hand. They shouldn’t be involved in people’s day to day lives. IT’S NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS!! That is what freedom is all about.

    I don’t need some incompetent bureaucrat telling me how to live my life. IT’S MY LIFE YOU FRIGGING MORON!! Not you Dude, the bureaucrat.

    Their job is to protect us, AND THEY CAN’T FIND A FRIGGING 777? Solve that problem, you morons, and leave us alone. Not you Dude, the bureaucrats.

    Anyhows, they can’t solve the big problems, so instead they focus on stuff that doesn’t matter. IT’S ALL SMOKE AND MIRRORS!!

    What comes next? Are they going to dictate how often I can pleasure myself? Yank my crank? Wave my wand? Pull my pud? Spank my monkey? I could go on. Endlessly I might add. But you get the point. Correct? You dummy whacker?

    The government infringement on our liberties needs to stop. It is overbearing, autocratic, tyrannical, despotic, offensive, AND IT’S PISSING ME OFF!!

    Brunch tomorrow?
    You loser.
    Your Pal,
    Walt

  9. dogwalker

    PETA-types, PCRM, or whomever, have been infiltrating the mainstream for quite some time. Many vegans have become Registered Dieticians and worked their way up in the ADA to push veganism as the “healthy” lifestyle. I do admire groups who can pull off long-term strategies like that, but it is a bit scary, particularly when it seems to be reaching the level of national policy.

  10. w b h

    Re-elect no one.

  11. “Not being George W. Bush is not a foreign policy. Not invading countries is not a foreign policy. Wishing to demonstrate your sophistication by announcing you are unencumbered by the false historical narratives of the past is not a foreign policy. Assuming the world will be nice if we’re not militarist is not a foreign policy.

    What is our foreign policy? Disliking global warming?”

    – from Peggy Noonan’s editorial in today’s Wall St. Journal

  12. if loving bacon is wrong, i don’t want to be right