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Chipotle: It May Be An Allegory
Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-15-2015 | MOTUS

Posted on 12/15/2015 7:20:14 AM PST by NOBO2012

The title of the article is “Chipotle: The Long Defeat Of Doing Nothing Well.”

Chipotle, closed for business due to multiple pathogens in the supply chain
If you change just one word, we have a perfect analogy: Obama: The Long Defeat Of Doing Nothing Well.
From Forbes:
The company found it could pass off a fast-food menu stacked with high-calorie, sodium-rich options as higher quality and more nutritious because the meals were made with locally grown, genetic engineering-free ingredients. And to set the tone for the kind of New Age-y image the company wanted, Chipotle adopted slogans like, “We source from farms rather than factories” and, “With every burrito we roll or bowl we fill, we’re working to cultivate a better world.”
Because everybody knows that slogans provide better nutrition than “farm factories.”
Outbreaks of food poisoning have become something of a Chipotle trademark; the recent ones are the fourth and fifth this year, one of which was not disclosed to the public. A particularly worrisome aspect of the company’s serial deficiencies is that there have been at least three unrelated pathogens in the outbreaks–Salmonella and E. coli bacteria and norovirus. In other words, there has been more than a single glitch; suppliers and employees have found a variety of ways to contaminate what Chipotle cavalierly sells (at premium prices) to its customers.
Yep, there’s more than one way for lethal pathogens to slip into the supply chain.

Let’s be clear: The source of the company’s woes is a marketing-driven propensity to exploit current food fads, even if it diverts the corporate focus away from what should always be “job one”—safety.
Because safety is so overrated, and political correctness is so, uh, underrated. Then there’s this:
Chipotle rejects modern synthetic fertilizers in favor of suppliers who use manure on their crops. This approach may be “all natural” and “organic” and make some customers feel warm and fuzzy, but it should not come as a surprise that applying stool, feces and excrement to growing fruits and vegetables significantly raises the risk of spreading disease.
I think we can all agree, we’ve spread a lot of manure in the past 7 years.
Chipotle isn’t only subjecting its customers to very serious health risks, it’s also actively spreading the pernicious superstitions of food faddism and mythology–for example, using innuendo to suggest that genetically modified food is somehow “unnatural” or dangerous in spite of mountains of research evidence and real-world experience to the contrary.
And because Obamacare isn’t enough to take care of Amerika on its own, we’re also supporting open borders and “common sense gun safety”  to finish the job.
These episodes reveal several things. First and foremost, Chipotle is a company so out of control and negligent that it repeatedly endangers the public.
Indeed; and in more ways than one. It’s hard to say at this point exactly what the greatest threat to America is: food poisoning, ISIS, political correctness, “gun control”  of a feckless leader.

I’ll go with feckless leader.

Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror


TOPICS: Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; chipotle; isis; obama
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1 posted on 12/15/2015 7:20:14 AM PST by NOBO2012
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To: NOBO2012

All of these dumb-ass liberals reject modern technology - forgetting why that technology was developed to begin with.

Fertilizers allow farmers to grow more to feed more. They use pesticides to preserve crops on the vine. Equipment running on, yes OIL, allows higher productivity from fewer people. Using preservatives allows shipping over distance which ultimately results in the use of a truck, again running on oil, to get it to the store, where there is refrigeration.

Take all that away and you are back to the pre-industrial era with pre-industrial problems like famine and pestilence.

The only reason civilization en masse gets away with the “health” craze from killing everybody is because it doesn’t dominate the market.

If the entire world went back to subsistence farming today, I bet over 90% of the population would die off. For myself, I’m quite happy not to have to work from sunup to sundown to simply feed myself and make sure I have enough for the winter.

But I guess that’s a good thing, if you value the environment more than human life.


2 posted on 12/15/2015 7:33:19 AM PST by fruser1
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To: NOBO2012

Chipolte lost me as a customer, forever, with their tacos/burrito gay ad. There are too many alternatives out there to patronize companies that are so full of themselves, that they think that they can run offensive and disgusting ads without consequence.

But, for the most part, I have found that I now rarely have any chain restaurant food at all. With Yelp, it is so easy to find the good, family run restaurants, that have much better food, prepared from scratch, and prepared by people who care about quality and cleanliness as much as I do. The only downside with such restaurants is that most of them are closed on Sunday.


3 posted on 12/15/2015 7:34:22 AM PST by jjsheridan5
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To: NOBO2012

Long before Chipotle publicized its ban on Concealed Carry, I happened to wander into one for lunch.

Here was my experience:

1. A long wait in line with jostling “hipsters” that made Starbucks look like a Fundamentalist Sunday School. (Discomfort factor: 8)

2. Adolescent Counter people who mumble and mutter without separating their teeth, an affectation that indicates their “superiority” over the customer. When the customer has to strain to understand, or ask for a repetition, it immediately puts them at a disadvantage. This is actually a left-wing tactic.(Discomfort factor: 9)

3. Cold ingredients that have been sitting out all day, which is a prime environment for bacterial growth. (Discomfort factor: 8)

4. The Dining area is reminiscent of the Company Cafeteria in Orwell’s “1984”. Unfinished Cement walls, Stainless Steel tables that have not been cleared from the previous customers, Seats without backs to discourage any kind of relaxation, and a resulting noise level that is profoundly disturbing. (Discomfort factor: 9)

5. It is a “Gun-Free Zone”. (Discomfort factor: 10)

Just Sayin’


4 posted on 12/15/2015 7:36:15 AM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: NOBO2012

I don’t care for the Obamas at all but I always liked Chipolte. I didn’t know they closed their doors. Did they really?


5 posted on 12/15/2015 7:39:20 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: NOBO2012

Missing the point of all this, is the entire chain finally closing? Seems best course of action since they can’t seem to deliver clean, edible food without getting people sick.


6 posted on 12/15/2015 7:43:35 AM PST by Reno89519 (American Lives Matter! US Citizen, Veteran, Conservative, Republican. I vote. Trump 2016.)
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To: NOBO2012

Too bad you can’t take that selfie stick and beat him about the head and shoulders with it.


7 posted on 12/15/2015 7:45:26 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: NOBO2012

Sounds like Chipotle was, or is run by Food Luddites.

It won’t be long until the Luddites are also exposed for their foolish anti-GMO stance too.


8 posted on 12/15/2015 7:49:18 AM PST by Balding_Eagle ( (The Great Wall of Trump ---- 100% sealing of the border. Coming soon.))
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To: left that other site

I found it!

1984: Book One, Chapter 5:

http://www.george-orwell.org/1984/4.html


9 posted on 12/15/2015 7:54:11 AM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: NOBO2012

But Chipotle gave everyone fair warning. After all, their name is pronounced sh1t puddle.


10 posted on 12/15/2015 8:06:39 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: left that other site

Boy, you nailed!


11 posted on 12/15/2015 8:06:47 AM PST by Obadiah (Jeb! Because America needs more cowbell.)
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To: fruser1

DDT may be the perfect choice.


12 posted on 12/15/2015 8:12:07 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: left that other site; Jim 0216

You know whats funny as well, I asked a Hispanic girl I was seeing what she thought of them, she called it white folks imitation food.

-just saying


13 posted on 12/15/2015 8:23:30 AM PST by the_individual2014
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To: NOBO2012

The MOTUS wrote this without mention of produce out of Mexico.

The CDC will blame hired help not washing their hands and blame Florida tomato growers.


14 posted on 12/15/2015 8:31:52 AM PST by Rockpile
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To: left that other site

actually THE TIMING IS NOT OFF BY MUCH.

HOW IS IT THERE ARE NONE SO BLIND AS THEY THAT WILL NOT SEE?

IS ANYTHING TOO DIFFICULT/HARD FOR GOD? NO!


15 posted on 12/15/2015 8:36:13 AM PST by midlander
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To: the_individual2014

LOL!


16 posted on 12/15/2015 10:34:04 AM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: midlander

Indeed...Orwell was especially prescient about “Newspeak”, a language that was engineered to eliminate critical thi8nking.


17 posted on 12/15/2015 10:35:01 AM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: left that other site

Chipotle ain’t Mexican Food...Real Mexican Food is served at the table plasma-hot. And the only rice served there is on a combo plate as a side along with the refried beans.


18 posted on 12/15/2015 11:37:39 AM PST by kaktuskid
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To: NOBO2012

Here in New Mexico there are tons of better options.


19 posted on 12/15/2015 12:02:43 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: kaktuskid

Yes...any resemblance to real Mexican food is purely coincidental.


20 posted on 12/15/2015 12:21:16 PM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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