Gut Rumbles

May 27, 2005

the nut-bowl

I know that I have readers who live in California, and I know that I risk offending them when I say--- you live in the certified nut-bowl of America. You people (or at least a LOT of you) are fucking crazy.

"Acrylamide has been around since man has cooked with fire," said Anna- Marie Stouder, senior legislative director for the California Restaurant Association. "We support a labeling exemption for chemicals formed in foods produced by naturally occurring constituents during cooking."

The state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment says California's voter-approved warning-label law, Proposition 65, leaves it little choice but to issue a warning because acrylamide is on its list of carcinogens.

"Providing a warning at the point of sale seemed like the best and most reasonable approach," Carol Monahan, the environmental heath office's chief counsel, said at a public hearing on the proposed warning Tuesday.

The state defends its proposed warnings by noting that "dietary factors affect an individual's cancer risk" and asserting that it is "plausible that dietary acrylamide contributes to the rate of cancer observed in the population."

Notice the words used in those statements? Acting like a Chicken Little is "reasonable." Taking a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut is a "plausable" solution to a problem that does not exist. My aching ass.

Let's sell that state back to Mexico.


No need to sell us back to Mexico....their repo men are already here.

Posted by: Robert on May 27, 2005 01:44 PM

Heh. I'll still eat french fries....

Posted by: caltechgirl on May 27, 2005 01:46 PM

Mexico would insist on being paid to take it.
Spain might accept it as a gift !

Posted by: GrampaPinhead on May 27, 2005 02:20 PM

"you live in the certified nut-bowl of America."

Judging by the news, about half the CA nutjobs must have moved to Florida and Georgia within the past couple of years. :-p

Posted by: Juliette on May 27, 2005 05:43 PM

The difference between a California orange and a Florida orange: A California orange sucks back.

California is not called the land of fruits and nuts for nothing-mostly because of the nuts.

Posted by: GUYK on May 27, 2005 06:04 PM

The U.S. (and especially the Old South) can't afford to sell California back to Mexico. In 2003, California paid $14.9 billion more in federal taxes than it received back from the feds. Texas and Georgia pretty much got as much in Federal spending as they paid in taxes. On the other hand, Mississippi, W. Virginia, Virginia, Alabama, and Kentucky were all big sucking whirlpools of federal monies. The other states that paid much more in taxes than they received from the Feds include New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Illinois, Connecticut, and Mass. If the U.S. sold California and the other liberal states that conservatives love to loathe, the U.S. couldn't afford the war on terror, let alone paving the roads in Alabama. The following link has the supporting information.

Posted by: Kukulkan on May 27, 2005 06:52 PM

Yeah, it's a pain, but it's a lot easier to bear when I step outside my door and look at the ocean...

Posted by: Grace on May 27, 2005 07:13 PM

Sweet Bejus! I write an OBVIOUSLY sarcastic post and some asshole such as Kukulkan starts talking about how much California pays in taxes. FUCK YOU!!!

I don't want any of your got-dam money and you have no sense of humor, either. Stay where you are, K-man. You'll be comfortable around your fellow nut-cases.

Posted by: Acidman on May 27, 2005 09:25 PM

And I STILL maintain that California is a blight on the entire United States of America. I don't give a shit HOW much you pay in taxes. You brought that crap on yourself. I don't see any of that money and I don't elect nimrods such as Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein to congress. YOU DO.

So.. quit bitching and kiss my Cracker ass.

Posted by: Acidman on May 27, 2005 09:33 PM

Being a Californian is a bit like being a man. You're embarrassed by those around you, but proud to be one anyway. Plus, it is what it is, you can't change. I could move to Georgia and I'd still be a Californian :)

Posted by: Ole Eichhorn on May 27, 2005 09:36 PM

Trust me, alotta liberals have equally demeaning (& unjustified) views of the southerners. Rant on.

Posted by: William on May 28, 2005 12:23 AM

For more on dangerous chemicals see:

Even eat a potato that was cooked in the red hot coals of a campfire?

Posted by: Ivan Ivanovich on May 28, 2005 08:57 AM
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