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Activists: ‘Ban Bacon from Ballparks,’ ‘Deadly as Smoking’
Cybercast News Service ^ | May 23, 2014 - 3:12 PM | Craig Bannister

Posted on 05/24/2014 1:45:40 PM PDT by Olog-hai

An anti-meat activist group is urging owners of a minor-league baseball team to “stop glorifying bacon” via its bacon-themed uniform, merchandise and “smell the change” slogan.

PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) has erected a billboard a mile from the Allentown Iron Pigs’ ballpark, comparing bacon to cigarettes and declaring: “Keep Kids Safe: Ban Bacon from Ballparks.” […]

It also evokes the cigarette analogy: “The team would never pass out free cartons of cigarettes to the children of the LeHigh Valley, yet they are providing open access to bacon crumbles and turning a family-friendly event into a public health crisis.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Local News; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: allentownironpigs; bacon; ballparks; cancer; falseanalogy; minorleague; pcrm; scaretactics
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1 posted on 05/24/2014 1:45:40 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

you can have my bacon when you pry it from my greasy dead hands!


2 posted on 05/24/2014 1:46:45 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: Olog-hai

These people need to STFU already.


3 posted on 05/24/2014 1:47:02 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Olog-hai

Communism, Nazism and Liberalism are all mental defects.


4 posted on 05/24/2014 1:47:24 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Olog-hai

Open access to bacon crumbles? Intriguing.


5 posted on 05/24/2014 1:47:38 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m going to begin the cure on three bellies this weekend - one pork, and two lamb. Yum.


6 posted on 05/24/2014 1:47:54 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Olog-hai; fatima; Fresh Wind; st.eqed; xsmommy; House Atreides; Nowhere Man; South Hawthorne; ...
PA Ping!

If you see posts of interest to Pennsylvanians, please ping me.

Thanks!

If memory serves, didn't this same park change the mascot's name from "Porky", deeming it insensitive to Hispanics or something?

7 posted on 05/24/2014 1:48:47 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Olog-hai

Ban weenies from ball parks. Not hot dogs, but weenies


8 posted on 05/24/2014 1:50:13 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Olog-hai

they’re after your bacon precisely because they successfully (all but) banned my cigarettes. people just didn’t think that through. it was just stupid to think the nutjob control freaks would stop there — or anywhere, for that matter.

they’ll be after your chocolate next.


9 posted on 05/24/2014 1:52:51 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Olog-hai

Ban the nanny statists, I’m so sick of this sh, er stuff.


10 posted on 05/24/2014 1:55:04 PM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: Olog-hai
Ban guns, ban bacon?

Sounds like they're begging for a mooslime invasion!

11 posted on 05/24/2014 1:55:42 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Olog-hai
I have a pair of these.

They're cycling socks, but they'll work in the ballpark as well.

12 posted on 05/24/2014 1:58:00 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Disharmonious & Unmutual)
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To: Olog-hai

Banning bacon!

That is ‘A Ban too far’.


13 posted on 05/24/2014 1:58:12 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Olog-hai

These people must live very depressing lives. They never are happy about anything.


14 posted on 05/24/2014 1:59:27 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Olog-hai

These bastards won’t be satisfied until NOBODY ANYWHERE is enjoying life. Their objective is equal misery for all.


15 posted on 05/24/2014 2:01:09 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Olog-hai

Bacon bad/abortion good?


16 posted on 05/24/2014 2:03:06 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Olog-hai

You love bacon, or you are wrong!


17 posted on 05/24/2014 2:06:18 PM PDT by Big Mack (I love this country. ItÂ’s the government that scares the crap out of me)
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To: Olog-hai
Kevin Bacon should be allowed to visit any ballpark he wants. Unless, of course, he's made some kind of racial comment.


18 posted on 05/24/2014 2:06:32 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Olog-hai
I wish Americans had the spiritual strength to get these people, strip them naked, then stuff bacon bits into various bodily orifices. Lord! I am sick of these people and sick of those that give them publicity. Such nonsense really has to be stopped.
19 posted on 05/24/2014 2:07:50 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh yeah liberals...ban bacon. Please ban bacon. You can take our freedom, but when you mess with the bacon, you will find yourselves on the business end of a pitchfork real fast!


20 posted on 05/24/2014 2:09:17 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

And all of them start out as minority parties. And it’s alway about ‘’the children’’.


21 posted on 05/24/2014 2:09:29 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: Olog-hai
The team would never pass out free cartons of cigarettes to the children

Reminds me... I've got a grand-daughter with a birthday coming up next month. What brand of cigarettes should I get a 3 year old?

Maybe I'll just get her some bacon instead. She loves bacon.

/johnny

22 posted on 05/24/2014 2:11:56 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: windcliff

“Hot dog!”


23 posted on 05/24/2014 2:13:14 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Olog-hai

24 posted on 05/24/2014 2:13:28 PM PDT by RPTMS (I know you're a nincompoop, and I strongly suspect you of being a scalawag!)
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To: Veggie Todd

Well he should be punished for making Footloose.


25 posted on 05/24/2014 2:16:55 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Olog-hai

Where’s a good old fashioned gang-land drive-by when you really need one?


26 posted on 05/24/2014 2:17:54 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: Olog-hai

27 posted on 05/24/2014 2:18:41 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Olog-hai
I suppose it would be too much to ask for them to produce a clinical study proving their contention?
28 posted on 05/24/2014 2:19:32 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Olog-hai

My dad's generation had their own brands of cigarettes for kids.

29 posted on 05/24/2014 2:22:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Don Corleone

The lack of meat-eating makes them nutritionally deficient and insane.


30 posted on 05/24/2014 2:30:28 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: Olog-hai
It's for da chillun.

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31 posted on 05/24/2014 2:36:37 PM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad (When you´re racing, it’s life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.)
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To: Olog-hai
I'll just grow my own.

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32 posted on 05/24/2014 2:39:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Olog-hai

Yeah, great idea. Lets ban anything that might give anyone, anywhere a bit of fun or pleasure. We can’t let people just deciding by themselves what they want to enjoy.


33 posted on 05/24/2014 2:47:18 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Olog-hai
Just checked their website....this is clearly an organization of “physicians” that Osama Obama,Bernie Sanders and Bill Ayers would love.Filled with “no animal testing” stuff.I think you can imagine the rest.
34 posted on 05/24/2014 3:12:46 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Olog-hai

Better idea: Ban activists from ball parks.


35 posted on 05/24/2014 3:14:03 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Olog-hai
H.L. Mencken:

"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."

This is one of those times!!!

36 posted on 05/24/2014 3:15:19 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Olog-hai
PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) has erected a billboard a mile from the Allentown Iron Pigs’ ballpark, comparing bacon to cigarettes and declaring: “Keep Kids Safe: Ban Bacon from Ballparks.”

Somebody should sue them and have them prove their statement.

37 posted on 05/24/2014 3:17:57 PM PDT by oldbrowser (This looks like a make it or break it point for America.)
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To: Olog-hai

“LeHigh Valley” huh? Eat more bacon, more beef, etc and your brain won’t rot. It’s called “Lehigh Valley” you dumb rotten brain.


38 posted on 05/24/2014 3:19:54 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party)
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To: Olog-hai
Good Grief!


40 posted on 05/24/2014 3:33:07 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Olog-hai

Personally, I’m concerned about second hand bacon. It’s quite aromatic and its users should be segregated when using it. I need a big grant to study the effects of SHB, BLTs, etc. It’s for the children.


41 posted on 05/24/2014 3:51:09 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Olog-hai

I say they SHOULD start handing out cigarettes then say “Happy now?”


42 posted on 05/24/2014 3:58:10 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Olog-hai

Bacon for the world!


43 posted on 05/24/2014 3:58:13 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Olog-hai

Can’t these people just leave us alone? It’s time to tell them to buzz off.


44 posted on 05/24/2014 4:25:19 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: Nowhere Man

I’d say something stronger than that, involving a physically impossible act.


45 posted on 05/24/2014 4:28:44 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Olog-hai

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm....
Bacon


46 posted on 05/24/2014 4:33:16 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Olog-hai

If smoking is deadly, and bacon is deadly, smoked-bacon must be off-the-charts lethal.


47 posted on 05/24/2014 4:38:09 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Olog-hai
Hey PCRM....MYOFB...
48 posted on 05/24/2014 4:43:43 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: Olog-hai

Bacon makes everything better.


49 posted on 05/24/2014 4:47:48 PM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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To: Veggie Todd

Or helps massacre Parrot Heads for a movie theme;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX1Nh6c80wo


50 posted on 05/24/2014 4:49:16 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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