The Crazy Write Winger
Wednesday, May 14, 2003
The Blame Game
Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fl) yesterday made a statement blaming President Bush for the bombings in Saudi Arabia. Graham claimed our focus on Iraq slowed down the war on terror and thus permitted the bombings. He also resurrected the tired old argument that Bush was involved in a cover-up of information about September 11.
First liberals are accusing President Bush of focusing so much on Iraq and the War on Terror that he is ignoring domestic issues. Now they want to turn around and say he isn't focusing ENOUGH on the war on terror. They complain budget deficits are too high, then accuse him of compromising Homeland Security when he cuts out all the Congressional pork projects they've added to the Homeland Security budget.
This just goes to show Democrats and liberals are all about negative campaigning, tearing down President Bush and have nothing positive to offer.
The Food Police Target Oreos
The Food Police have sunk to a new low. Some nutcase lawyer has filed suit in California for an injunction to get Nabisco Foods to remove Partially Hydrogenated Oil from Oreo cookies. He contends (correctly) that this oil is a source of trans-fatty acids, something definitely unhealthy.
This lawyer has every right to promote the evils of trans-fatty acids and Partially Hydrogenated Oil. But if he and his buddies don't like the stuff, they need to STOP BUYING PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN IT and leave their big noses out of other people's business.
I've heard too many people give the guy a pass because he isn't suing for damages. But what these people don't realize is this is only the first step in what will eventually become a lawsuit frenzy. It won't be this case, but you can bet your cookies and milk that sometime, someday, some obese idiot will claim he is addicted to Paritally Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil and was unable to prevent himself from buying and consuming Oreo cookies.
Preposterous you say? Hardly. We ALREADY have a bunch of twits suing McDonald's because they got fat eating McDonald's food. It is only a matter of time before the first Oreo lawsuit shows up claiming the same thing.
But to say this lawyer isn't looking for money is a half-truth. He may not be looking for damges per se, but Nabisco has to spend money to defend itself against this nonsense, and should the suit prevail will have to spend even more money reformulating their products to suit one guy's hang-ups over food. Furthermore, it isn't merely Oreos that will be affected. Over 40% of food contains this same oil. More lawsuits will be filed against the companies that produce these foods as well. All of these costs have to come from somewhere, and eventually will be passed along to consumers.
So, in effect, this nutcase is demanding ordinary people be denied the freedom to eat Oreos and charging them in the form of higher food prices for taking away their freedom.
A proclamation of Crazy Write Winger 5:49 PM
"Today's report confirms that, despite White House scare tactics, Social Security remains sound for decades to come.."
-? Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (NV) upon hearing reports that the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds will go bankrupt even earlier than predicted.