New York Times Idiot Paul Krugman Joins The Food Police...
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SOMETIMES YOU FEEL LIKE A NUT
OR IS IT PAUL KRUGMAN?
By: Daniel Sargis
You know that liberals have: (1) surrendered to the reality that
they are clueless and (2) are in the final tremors of their swan
song when left-wing icons like Paul Krugman launch attacks against
domestic food conspiracies. Krugmans investigative acumen
uncovered a vast right-wing conspiracy within The Center for
Consumer Freedom. In the early stages of his Trickle Gate, he
"outs" Coca-Cola, Wendy's and Tyson Foods as villains who "are
blocking efforts to help America's children".
Americans, including Krugman, are getting fat and somebody (other
than their gluttonous mouths) have to be blamed...and hopefully
sued. With a mind as lazy as his self-described "overweight" body,
Krugman waddles down the liberal food chain of atrocities from
smoke and guns, to butter. Apparently, this "economist" should
spend more time counting beans than eating them.
Liberals always need a "cause" because they just cant keep their
noses out of your business. And, their cure-alls are mostly
hair-brained schemes that: rob you of liberty; cost you more money
and only make things worse.
"Gun control" is a great example of this. By banning "assault
weapons", the liberals: stripped law abiding citizens of Second
Amendment rights; cost taxpayers a fortune in compliance
regulations and whistled Dixie as the armed street gang population
exponentially grew to become a potential national security threat.
Oh...liberals did keep pressing for harsher punishments for legal
gun owners while demanding more "rehabilitation" for the street
thugs killing grandmothers with stolen weapons.
Better yet is the $206 billion tobacco settlement received by 46
states. Remember that smoking was so costly to state healthcare
systems, and bad for your health, that big government (lead by the
liberals) had to sue the tobacco industry.
Today, according to the Investor Responsibility Research Center,
"seven states--Texas, Connecticut, New Mexico, North Carolina,
North Dakota, Utah, and West Virginia--had taken millions of
dollars intended to reimburse them for tobacco-related health
expenditures and invested the funds in tobacco companies." In
fact, the General Accounting Office estimates that only 7% of the
settlement is being used for smoking prevention programs. The rest
is financing pork in the general funds of spending-addicted state
Bob Levy, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, finds that "the
states get their money only if the tobacco companies are healthy
and making lots of money...(the settlement is) a collusion between
the states and the tobacco companies." Of course the politicians
get billions and the lawyers made billions, but mostly lower
income stiffs are footing the bill.
Krugmans "fat fascination" springs from his concern that
"obesity...plays an important role in health care costs." In the
spirit of true liberalism, Krugman wishes to save us from
ourselves because "obesity clearly increases the risks of heart
disease, diabetes, back problems and more." While ignoring things
like recently paroled child molesters and the mega-boondoggle "war
on poverty", Krugman becomes a born-again fiscal tightwad because
"the cost of treating these weight-related diseases is an
important factor in rising health care spending."
With the lack of fact-checking worthy of a liberal, Krugman
rambles on about nonsense like "Bills that would require schools
to...remove vending machines selling sweets and soda." Weve been
through this before, but just once more...soda is less fattening
than almost any fruit juice on the market. Coca-Cola rings in at
104 calories per cup...unsweetened orange juice at 122. Just check
But lets give Krugman his due. America is getting fat and its a
capitalistic conspiracy invented by the food industry. But...what
According to a University of Houston study, "Obesity
disproportionately burdens low-income, ethnic minority
populations." Apparently people eat more junk food in lower income
Since liberals love social reengineering, the first shot in the
Battle of the Bulge should be the "Urban Doritos Cessation Act".
Henceforth, anything that looks like a Dorito, tastes as good as a
Dorito or comes in jumbo-portion packaging can no longer be sold
to low-income ethenic minority populations living in major urban
areas. We arent trying to ban Doritos...just control them for
your own good.
Next, I would urge Paul; Krugman to petition all New York Times
employees to urge Pinch Sulzberger to no longer accept any
advertising revenue from any food manufacturer that might entice a
fat person to eat. This would include food coupons readily
available in the New York Times owned Gainesville Sun. I did
notice that the Gainesville Sun is pushing coupons for Pillsbury
Cinnamon Rolls. At 150 calories per tidbit...these things make
Coke look like a diet drink.
And, I want to make especially sure that when The New York Times
Co. launches its first black newspaper, The Gainesville Guardian,
on Aug. 24...they accept no advertising revenue from any junk food
processors. And this means no KFC, no McDonald's and no Orange
Crush. But, we know that the Times would never help push unhealthy
food to low-income people just to pump up ad revenue...would
Oh...just one more thing. When Krugman asks "whether big companies
will have a free hand in their efforts to get children into the
habit of eating food that's bad for them," in mean-hearted
conservative fashion, I was just wondering, "Arent there any
parents around?" Somehow most of us will make it through life
without Paul Krugman protecting us from ourselves. And...Thank
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Published in the July 8, 2005 issue of Ether Zone.
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