We’re being warned to death.
Product warnings. Tool Warnings. Ride Warnings. Viewer Warnings. Warnings on everything from coffee to cough drops, and from matches to mattresses. Warnings in every single set of instructions for anything we’ve ever bought, and ever WILL buy. Warnings at work, Warnings at home, and Warnings the entirety of our commute between.
“Warning: there’s another Warning ahead!
You have been Warned…”
Yet now, even as we are several orders of magnitude past merely being replete with warnings, the state of California wants to drop still another warning into our lives. Any guesses what new “danger” has been uncovered by our duly-elected Wizards of Smart, and which now (naturally) requires a warning label to protect us from its fearsome wrath?
Yes, the drink.
As in “Soda Pop”.
Posted in food, food police, freedom, government, Obamacare, politics
Tagged California, fast food, food, Food Police, Obamacare, politics, soda, Sugary drinks, Warnings
***UPDATE – September 5th, 2014: Since the Fast Food Workers of the nation are once again agitating for an artificially higher wage than what the market dictates, it seems that they need yet another reminder of exactly how essential their “profession” truly is… ***
They never learn.
(via the Chicago Tribune) – “…A few hundred fast food workers in Chicago on Wednesday voted to join a national one-day strike against their employers on May 15. Strikes are planned for 150 cities, including New York City. — The workers say they want $15 per hour wages and to form a union that would bargain over benefits and wages on their behalf. Fast food workers in Chicago make about $8.25 per hour, the state’s minimum wage…”
Now, many of us have spent some amount of time employed in a Wendy’s, McDonald’s or a Burger King, commonly back when we were in our teens: the hours are flexible, and the level of mental effort required is minimal (at best). Entry level employment in this industry is usually considered to be a stepping stone on to greater things, whether that means a management position within the fast food chain, or a different job altogether.
So with all that in mind, any Fast Food folks who think striking is their Key To Success…may wish to rethink that strategy.
Posted in Economy, food, money
Tagged alpha machine, Burger King, burgers, Chicago, fast food, food workers, Instapundit, McDonald's, minimum wage, Sheetz
“Life Tastes Good…”
(*Coca-cola slogan from 2001)
We’ve heard it all our lives: Don’t eat this, don’t drink that. Such-and-such food is horrible for you!! And this other food? Even worse.
Sure, burgers-&-fries are a given. But there’s TONS more: Trail mix. Canned soup. Bread. Gluten. Soda. Granola. Sugar.
…All bad. Evil, in fact.
“Evil” is more accurate, at least based on the popular rhetoric. After all, each proclamation is broadcast and echoed with a religious fervor that’d put most congregations to shame.
These various foods and ingredients are “temptations”, you see, which makes us (the consumer) the sinners in need of absolution.
Posted in food, food freaks, food police, freedom, politics
Tagged Center for Science in the Public Interest, Coca-cola, Coke, CSPI, fast food, food, Food Police, Michelle Kwan, President Obama
Within the past few weeks and across the country, thousands of Fast Food workers have walked off the job. They’re on strike, and insist on being paid more than double our national minimum wage.
Now, many of us have spent some amount of time employed in a Wendy’s, McDonald’s or a Burger King, commonly back when we were just teenagers: the hours are flexible, and the level of mental effort required is minimal. Entry level employment in this industry is usually considered to be a stepping stone on to greater things, whether that means a management position within the fast food chain, or a different job altogether.