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July 01, 2003

here we go again

Kraft Foods sees what is coming and they think, "the rape of Big Tobacco, all over again, except this time WE'RE going to be raped. Surrender while there is still time!"

Kraft Foods Inc., the biggest U.S. maker of processed foods, on Tuesday said it would cap portion sizes, eliminate marketing in schools and reformulate some products as the food industry faces increasing legal blame for obesity and unhealthy eating trends.

The maker of Oreo cookies and Velveeta cheese spreads said this year it will develop a range of standards to improve the overall nutritional content of its products and the way it sells them. It will begin making changes to the way it manufactures and markets foods beginning next year.

The cost of the measures, which are sweeping, could not be estimated, according to a spokesman for the company, based in the Chicago suburb of Northfield, Illinois.

The customers who buy Kraft products didn't ask for these "sweeping" changes. The Food police, along with self-appointed activist nannies and a slavering pack of trial lawyers convinced the company to change its ways and offer products that their consumers don't necessarily want.

Kraft isn't worried about obesity. Kraft is worried about being raped.

Most people didn't pay attention to the Tobacco Rape. They didn't smoke. They didn't give much of a shit about freedom, either, or they would have been howling at the top of their smoke-free lungs about that type of extortion by government. The dumbfucks should have known that it never stops once you allow it to start. We are far less free today than we were before the smoke-nazis had their way.

(Sometimes, people, you really need to stand up and defend behavior that you personally do not approve of because it protects YOUR RIGHTS down the road. I would beat the shit out of some fool that I saw burning the American flag. But I DO NOT want government to outlaw the practice. I am damn sure less afraid of that dick with the Bic and a can of lighter fluid than I am of my government. I can beat the dick's ass. I can't do that to the government.)

Give activists, lawyers and government an inch and they always take a mile. Then, they look around for ANOTHER mile to take. That's how it goes.

You never end up any safer or better off in the end. You just become less free.

Comments

These are such sad times we live in. Its amazing that you can intentionally eat fatty foods and blame someone else for being fat. You can smoke cigarettes intentionally and sue cigarette companies for cancer. You can spill hot coffee on yourself and sue someone else for burns. It truly makes me sick to my stomach.

Posted by: thebear on July 1, 2003 05:29 PM

I'll be interested to see how many people actually buy the food police versions. I'm guessing 5% or so, the same people who buy soy products and other pansy crap.

Wanna bet the food police versions will cost more?

Bah. My dinner comes from a cow. Moo.

Posted by: Mr. Lion on July 1, 2003 06:36 PM

Give me a well-marbelled rib-eye steak and a baked potato with butter and sour cream.

Then try to take it away from me.

You gonna die, motherfucker.

Posted by: Acidman on July 1, 2003 08:01 PM

I think it was Benjamin Franklin that said those who would give up liberty for safety deserve neither. Of course it is all part of the leftist belief that they can defeat death. Someone should tell them they are going to die, it is their choice if they die of boredom.

Posted by: bren on July 1, 2003 09:51 PM

Have you Ever considered Kraft likes the Idea? They get to spend less on the raw product because of smaller packaging sizes, they get some free publicity and I bet they rasie prices to top it off. Everyone wins but the consumer.

Posted by: Dennis P. on July 2, 2003 01:37 PM

Bren - I plan to defeat death. On the off chance I don't succeed, I'll lead a life full of red meat, booze, and cigarettes. Win/win.

Funny thing about Kraft is that it's owned by Philip Morris. I guess they're a little trigger happy when it comes to the nanny nazis threatening litigation.

Posted by: Sam on July 7, 2003 03:36 PM
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