Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hands Off My Beef Jerky!

I guess along with incandescent light bulbs I need to start stocking up on salt. 

Did the Founding Fathers ever anticipate that one day government would be regulating salt in my diet?  This is what nanny state we end up with when we allow a bunch of nimrods to pass some boneheaded health care bill under the misconception that it's also the government's business to see to it that every American is provided with health care.  If the government is going to be sure everyone has health care then by god we've got to cut those costs by forcing them to be healthy.  We've raised taxes on cigarettes...let's go after salt now! 

Next thing you know, you won't even be able to buy a package of Kool-Aid at the grocery store or the sugar to make it with.  Bags of sugar will become rationed, hot black market items!  Snickers bars and marshmallows....gone.  My imagination runs wild.

Imagine a life with little or no salt.  What will bacon taste like?  No more beef jerky?  How are we Southern women supposed to cook vegetables?  What about my salt meat that I throw into almost every pot of peas I cook?  If the government is restricting the amount of salt in processed foods, how long before they come after the salt shaker itself? 

Just ridiculous.  I wish the government would watch the border and not my salt intake.  I wish they'd quit trying to regulate every aspect of my daily life.  Between cap and trade regulating light bulbs, water and energy use, and now dietary restrictions, it's difficult sometimes to remember that this is the land of  the free.


Red said...

Stock up my friend. Three words: "Emergency Food Supply". Those LDS folks are on to something ;-) You never know when you're going to need that post-apocalyptic twinkie ala ZombieLand

Anonymous said...

When will this bad dream end? Everywhere you look the government is into EVERYTHING! Aren't the morons who took control of government the ones who screamed about big government, when they were protesting (while others did the work and fighting in this country) 40 years ago. And now these nincompoops are wanting to control ever aspect of our lives. Ironic isn't it?
Also, another thing I noticed is you can't turn on the radio, television, or what ever without seeing or hearing a clip about Obama this, Obama that, or even a clip of Obama.
It sort of reminds me of the pictures and movies I have seen depicting WWII in Italy, where you saw posters or drawing of another egomaniac (Mussolini) everywhere.

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