Thursday, July 17, 2008

The U.S. FDA Gives In To Mexico's Demands

Unfortunately, it is not surprise that after Mexico made demands of the U.S. FDA to lift the Salmonella warning on Mexican tomatoes the FDA did it. I just posted on this the other day with the warning that Mexico thinks it can make any demand of our government and our government will just bend over and takes it over and over again.

Since the FDA still cannot identify the source of the salmonella outbreak they certainly should not be ruling out any tomatoes. If you consider the many cases of salmonella poisoning that are never treated because the symptoms are mild or mistaken for other illnesses the number of people affected by the outbreak is much, much higher than the 1,200 being reported.

If you chose to put your lives in the hands of those out in fields with no enforced regulations or facilities to assure cleanliness and purchase suspected produce despite the outbreak then your bring any illness you contract onto your self; but, I pray you are at least smart enough to protect your children and not serve suspect produce to them.

It can be done, you either chose to not buy suspect produce at all and adjust your meals accordingly or you chose to pay a little more to get produce grown by proven sources. Canadian and local sources are safer and worth the trouble and extra cost.

Finally, are you actually going to allow Mexico to make demands of your government at the expense of your children's health or lives? Or are you going to vote the idiots out of office and replace them with real, and loyal conservatives?

The Favre "God" Complex

This is purely an opinion piece and solely the opinion of myself; of which I know many Packers fans share. I am sure that the whole 100 fans who have remained loyal will disagree. Having the added sting that I am foremost a Bears fan, I will try and go easier on the old man. Now that all pleasantries are out of the way, here is:

Brett Favre has been hung on way too long to his God complex and the Packers have enabled him by exhorting him to a God status in the first place. Many fans worshipped everything he did and said; even when it consisted of interception after interception and an attitude on Favre's part that he was the team. It has been time for Favre to move on for a long time and his retirement was more than over due.

Favre's interview with Greta Van Susteren was nothing more than an opportunity for him to attack the Packers and force their hand to trade him. His pathetic attempt to manipulate the fans by portraying the leadership as having forced his hand was a cover up for the fact that he threw a temper tantrum because they did not get on bended knee and beg the God back to save the team. How dare anyone replace Favre! Give me a break!

Rodgers is younger, more mobile, and faster and it is his turn to lead the team. Get that? Lead the team, not be the team. Rodgers already has a back up in Brohm so Favre has no place with the Packers anymore. He retired; I don't care what the reason. Move on. The Packers have, as they should have a long time ago.

Disclaimer: This is the opinion of SR; a Bears fan who lives in Packers territory. Comments are anticipated and welcome. Please keep them clean if you want them published! Thank you!!

Catholic League News Release

PHONY ASSAULT ON DEAL HUDSON

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded today to a story last night by CNN’s Anderson Cooper on attempts by some Catholics to get the McCain campaign to oust Catholic author and activist Deal Hudson from the Catholics for McCain National Steering Committee:

“Anderson Cooper said last night that those opposed to Hudson were citing two reasons why he should be dumped from the McCain campaign as an advisor: Hudson ‘harassed an 18-year-old female college student 10 years earlier,’ and his ‘brokering a deal between a meeting of conservative Catholics and San Antonio mega-preacher John Hagee.’

“There is nothing Catholic about these charges. Catholics put a premium on forgiveness and reconciliation—they do not conduct vindictive campaigns of personal destruction under the guise of promoting the Catholic cause. Hudson has made several public statements of apology regarding his improper sexual encounter with a coed in 1994. What are we to do as Catholics—say it isn’t enough? Ted Kennedy belongs to Barack Obama’s Catholic National Advisory Council. Should he be criticized? Certainly: I did just that when I cited his 100 percent NARAL record. What I didn’t do was cite his past sexual indiscretions, one of which left a young woman dead.

“Everyone knows that I was the first to criticize Pastor John Hagee for his offensive past comments about the Catholic Church. When Hudson sought to open Hagee’s eyes about some misconceptions he had about the Catholic Church’s historical role in dealing with Jews, it helped to change the Texas minister. Indeed, Hagee issued a public apology. Hagee and I then met, courtesy of Hudson, and have since reconciled. Is that not the Catholic thing to do? If not, then is the Vatican not acting in a Catholic way? I received a letter from a prominent Vatican Cardinal thanking me for reconciling with Hagee. I also received the plaudits of many in the Jewish community for doing so.

“Hudson and Hagee have paid their dues. It’s time everyone—especially Catholics—acknowledged it. Kudos to the McCain campaign for seeing through this phony effort and standing by Hudson.”


Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1463
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sick Of Salmonella

So when are Americans going to get sick of the salmonella sickness and demand that our food be safe? I have decided to not wait on our snail paced, bureaucracy laden government to protect us. I have stopped buying produce from California, Texas, and Mexico. If the government cannot find where this threat is coming from I am not going to take the chance with mine or my childrens' health or lives. I have gone out of my way to find local produce, and produce from safe producers. I even pay $4 a head (yes, that sickens me too) for organic lettuce that is grown in Canadian greenhouses so that my family can still enjoy a salad or lettuce on a sandwich once in a while.

It gets even better! As the focus of the source of the sickness is on certain types of tomatoes (including red plum, red Roma, and round red), jalapeno and Serrano peppers and fresh cilantro and anything produce with any or a mixture of these (including salsa) Mexico has the nerve to schedule a visit with the U.S. FDA to demand that Mexican tomatoes be cleared of any suspicion. Whether it is produce from Mexico or produce picked by Mexicans how dare Mexico demand anything of the U.S.

Are you willing to give up anything to Mexico, or any other country that makes demands of this country? Are you willing to allow your government to pander to countries that cannot even contain their own drug rings? How you vote this fall will determine just how much you are willing to give up. How many elections you decide to vote in from here on out will determine the power your government will have over you. Do not stay home, get out and vote. Every office that a conservative wins is a victory for us.

Catholic League News Release

OBAMA TO CATHOLICS:
NO VOUCHERS


When he was a state senator in Illinois in June 2002, Barack Obama was explicitly asked by Chicago media personality Jeff Berkowitz whether he supports school vouchers. “I would support anything that is going to be better for the children of Illinois,” he said. He emphatically added that “I am not closed minded on the issue.”

In February 2008, Obama spoke to reporters from the
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
about the issue. Still keeping an open mind, he said, “If there was any argument for vouchers, it was ‘Let’s see if the experiment works.’ And if it does, whatever my preconception, you do what’s best for kids.”

However, last Saturday Obama told the American Federation of Teachers that he was opposed to vouchers. When his campaign was asked about his new position, it released a statement saying, “Senator Obama has always been a critic of vouchers.”

Commenting today is Catholic League president Bill Donohue:

“Guess Obama couldn’t resist pandering to the teachers union. It’s so easy to tell the media that keeping an open mind on school vouchers is the best way to go. But when cash counts—and the American Federation of Teachers has plenty of it—who cares about principle? Fact is, no amount of empirical evidence was ever going to change his mind.

“Obama now joins a long list of African American elites who wouldn’t dare send their kids to an urban public school, but who works hard at every turn to deny poor black parents the same options he and his wife are so lucky to have. We hope that Catholics, as well as African Americans, get the message.”

Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1462

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