They are “magically” dangerous.

Please. Stop. Just stop it. I’m not stupid. I know me Lucky Charms are not magic. I know Frosted Flakes are not …”Greaaaat” for you. I know Count Chocula isn’t a real monster and Tricks aren’t just for kids. Stop it pleaseeeeee.

The federal government is wading into the supermarket aisle, making its first effort to provide better nutritional information on food products since it developed the black-and-white Nutrition Facts label 15 years ago.

Margaret A. Hamburg, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said Tuesday that shoppers are bombarded by slogans (“Heart Healthy,” “Good for You,” “A Better Choice”) on products and that the government needs to set standards and knock down spurious claims.

“As a mother of two who frequently finds herself racing down the grocery aisle hoping to grab foods that are healthy for my family, I would welcome the day that I can look on the front of packages and see nutrition information I can trust and use,” she said. “As the commissioner of FDA, I see it as my responsibility, and the responsibility of this administration, to help make that happen.

The FDA is going after cereals. Not pharmaceuticals that might kill you, or medical instruments that might save you. The FDA is going after cereals. Our own Attorney General jumped into this earlier and The New Britain Herald thinks this is a swell idea.

I do  not and neither does one of my talk show idols Hugh Hewitt:

What there is is a new push for nanny-statism that boggles the mind.  Read the Times and Post stories closely, and you will see there FDA representatives fairly straining to break out into full “big brother” mode and regulate every food package in America.

Oh … and says Hugh, a practicing attorney himself … think about the law suits:

The problem isn’t just the FDA of course, but also the legions of plaintiffs’ lawyers who need a replacement for cigarette and asbestos plaintiffs.  Imagine the vista that is opening before them as they consider suits for damages brought against makers of all sorts of food products which can be alleged to have contributed to Dick’s and Jane’s diabetes developing at age 10 due to chronic obesity.  The jury will be presented with the FDA’s statements and experts will testify on how the Fruit Loops fairly lept from the shelves into the mouths of children everywhere.  Cha-ching.

Cha-ching indeed. Tort reform … please!

Update: Catch that little green guy … don’t worry … they will.



10 replies
  1. donh
    donh says:

    Now we know why Blumenthal came out last week with his sneak attack on Fruit Loops. He is the one state AG most under the influence of Obama. If the Obama administration asked Blumenthal to sue a ham sandwich , he would put everything on it.   Evil profits from Big Cereal feed my family. Profits are what put food on my table.  Most americans have never lived under a communist dictatorship. Trust those who have. Destroy all the evil raaaacist profit makers and you will be wasting much of your day in  line to beg  the Maoist administrator of the healthy food department for a free bag of rice.

  2. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    All of this just fits into the underlying belief of all liberals and socialists: you are too stupid to care for yourself, and Big Brutha' has to make all your decisions for you.


    It doesn't hurt that the liberal's tort lawyer buddies get to make a buck at the same time.


    Read the book "This Perfect Day" by Ira Levin for insights into what the Obamanation will be like…  (it is scifi).

  3. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    I am kinda "cockoo for Cocoa Puffs", but I am afraid that somehow, that is going to be called insensitive to the mentally impaired, or, inevitably, racist.

  4. phil
    phil says:

    Dozens of murders in the state, on average, two highway deaths a day, and "Connecticut's Lawyer" struts around like a three-year old Bart Simpson marching around the room wearing only an undershirt, beating on a pot with a wooden spoon and chanting, "I am so great! I am so great! I am so great!"

    Dickie, you ain't so great.  Just do the job that the people of Connecticut are paying you to do.

  5. jfw55
    jfw55 says:

    I think that the FDA and Rich B. Should drop their case about the sugar content in our cerals!  Folks, I think that they should ban the use of mercury in the VACINES that are produced, including the one for H1N1.  We should stop manufacturing those curly light bulbs, because they are made with mercury  as well.  We should ban all products fron Foreign Countries that have lead pain on them!  Some Dental Fillings have mercury in them, (Amalgems).  Even Floride in toothpaste is poisinous to our Bodies, as well!  I guess that the FDA and Rich B. are trying to combatant the Diabetes and Obesity problem in our Children.  This is the Responsibility of the Parents, NOT THE FDA AND RICHARD B!

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      Lest we forget: the EPA and environmentalists were all in full support of using MTBE as a fuel oxygenation additive (to burn cleaner), until they found out that the chemical fouled drinking water, even in impossibly tiny amounts.  They dumped it for ethanol, which has its own share of problems.


      Sometimes, good intentions aren't enough: the long term implications of those intentions should also be considered.  Politicians lack that part of the brain though.

  6. Steve Gee
    Steve Gee says:

    IF Chuck Schumer were Dr Evil, our own Dick Blumenthol would be his Mini-Me.

    "Big Sugar" will be demonized much the same way as "Big Tobacco". How long before we hear breathless congressional testimony describing how General Mills et al held meetings where they discussed ways to purposely manipulate the glucose levels of their products? Don't forget the fact that they target our children with high-priced add campaigns designed to turn them into  A.D.D. riddled sugar "addicts"! ( no, we won't talk about the FDA's complicity in this, after all, they were duped by those evil, Sugar lobby fat-cats)

       I smell another tax coming.


  7. TomTGRWolcott
    TomTGRWolcott says:

    Okay so why dont we just do this….wear padded suites, make sure there grounded so that we dont get shocked by faulty plugs…you see its all about control…..the slow errosion of your rights as an individual  thats all it is…..

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