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Activists: 'Ban Bacon from Ballparks,' 'Deadly as Smoking'
http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | 05/26/2014 | Craig Bannister

Posted on 05/26/2014 7:30:16 PM PDT by massmike

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."

The group has also sent letters to the Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski and the Pigs' owners, Joseph Finley and Craig Stein. One letter calls for the mayor's help "asking the Iron Pigs to stop glorifying bacon."

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."

PCRM continued the cigarette theme in its letter to the team's owners letter to the team's owners:

"Consuming bacon and other processed meat products can be as deadly as smoking."

"When you glorify bacon, you're really glorifying cancer."

The letter also rebukes the team for "making headlines and selling out bacon-themed hats, jerseys, and pants."

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


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: baconnazis

1 posted on 05/26/2014 7:30:17 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

Bacon a day keeps Muslims away


3 posted on 05/26/2014 7:31:39 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: massmike

I’d rather ban Health Nazis. I’m pro-choice when it comes to bacon.


4 posted on 05/26/2014 7:32:15 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: massmike

These people need to have a few beers, chill out, and enjoy a bacon cheeseburger at the ball park.


5 posted on 05/26/2014 7:32:45 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: massmike

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine needs to keep their heads out of my ass unless I’m paying them to do otherwise.


6 posted on 05/26/2014 7:32:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: massmike
Bacon at the ball park??

"Give me an old fashioned,all-American dog!"~Barry Obama


7 posted on 05/26/2014 7:37:02 PM PDT by massmike ("You only live once, but it does help if you get to be young twice.")
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To: massmike
Ban Bacon ??? Why of ALL the noiv !!!

I'm gettin' out my Baconator bazooka right now - it shoots 16 oz. sausages:


8 posted on 05/26/2014 7:37:22 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: massmike

I can attest to the addictive nature of second-hand bacon aroma from a neighboring campsite!


9 posted on 05/26/2014 7:39:00 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: massmike

I knew this was going to happen once they started legalizing gay marriage and marijuana.


10 posted on 05/26/2014 7:39:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: massmike

These people are bat-sh!t crazy.

I wish we could ban stupidity, but then what would we have to laugh at?


11 posted on 05/26/2014 7:39:47 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: massmike

What did Kevin do to deserve this ?

13 posted on 05/26/2014 7:41:17 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: henkster
These people need to have a few beers, chill out, and enjoy a bacon cheeseburger at the ball park.

Think of the children! Everybody needs to start a tofu and leaf diet, it's the only thing that's healthy!

(do I really need /sarc?)

14 posted on 05/26/2014 7:43:51 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: molson209
“Bacon a day keeps Muslims away”

I wonder if this is the beginning of a nationwide banning of pork related products to placate the muslems These things always sound far-fetched at first.

15 posted on 05/26/2014 7:46:10 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: wastedyears

At the risk of being flamed, how many of these are women who have nothing but time on their hands while their husbands work all day?


16 posted on 05/26/2014 7:48:41 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Lazamataz

Good grief, there is a whole profession of “activists” out there that obviously have nothing else to worry about, but what everyone else is eating, thinking, doing. A bunch of busybodies.


17 posted on 05/26/2014 7:50:38 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: massmike

18 posted on 05/26/2014 7:52:38 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: massmike

Just for the general FYI: the PCRM is basically a vegan front group with close financial ties to PETA and their ilk. Their founder is indeed a doctor (Neal Barnard), but he’s been blasted by the AMA as perpetuating pseudo-science with some of his group’s positions.

I will say though, that Barnard gets a bump for tweaking the White House. In 2009, he paid for a billboard asking why President Obama’s kids got better lunches (at the oh-so-prestigious Sidewell school) than the rest of America’s school kids.

So yeah, I’m sticking with my bacon. Bet I’m healthier than most of the folks in the PCRM, too.


19 posted on 05/26/2014 7:55:18 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: massmike

As always....it’s ‘for the children’.


20 posted on 05/26/2014 7:57:04 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: molson209

pigs

21 posted on 05/26/2014 7:58:47 PM PDT by Foolsgold (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: massmike
Oh, FFS. Nanny-ism strikes again.

Can you imagine what it would be like to live with these people? They must torture everyone around them.

22 posted on 05/26/2014 8:01:07 PM PDT by grimalkin (We are a nation under God. If we ever forget this, we are a nation gone under. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: massmike

I like bacon. I like pork chops. I like pigs feet. If this OFFENDS you. Pound Sand!


23 posted on 05/26/2014 8:02:14 PM PDT by Captain7seas
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To: grimalkin

Oh you should see their perfect homes. Maximum Anal.


24 posted on 05/26/2014 8:03:27 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: massmike

From my cold dead greasy hands!


25 posted on 05/26/2014 8:17:30 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: massmike
Don't ban Kevin!


26 posted on 05/26/2014 8:21:01 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: massmike

Great, yet another group like “Center for Science in the Public Interest” of Fettuccine Alfredo is heart attack on a plate fame.
These fascists always have an appeal to authority in their name and actions.
I wonder what the ratio of lawyers VS Doctors is in both groups?


27 posted on 05/26/2014 8:26:45 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: massmike

It sure would be nice to know who these doctors are and their email addresses.


28 posted on 05/26/2014 8:27:25 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: massmike

..... “Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine”. .....

Translation: Nanny state Marxists.


29 posted on 05/26/2014 8:27:46 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: massmike

"Bacon tastes good. Pork chops taste good."

30 posted on 05/26/2014 8:30:39 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Jack Hydrazine
The goose steppers for the left and all of the anti American ideologues.
31 posted on 05/26/2014 8:33:10 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“I knew this was going to happen once they started legalizing gay marriage and marijuana.”

Let’s get down to root causes, this nonsense is all clearly the fault of Henry VII.

And, probably, the Joooos.


32 posted on 05/26/2014 8:46:18 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: massmike

As I’ve said once, and I’ll say it again: People who want to ban bacon can perform an impossible physical act on themselves.


33 posted on 05/26/2014 8:58:00 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: massmike
"When you glorify bacon the nanny-state, you're really glorifying cancer Marxism."
34 posted on 05/26/2014 9:23:05 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: massmike
One letter calls for the mayor's help "asking the Iron Pigs to stop glorifying bacon."

Bacon doesn't need any glorification - it's already one of the world's finest foods and one of mankind's greatest inventions.

And the nagging control-freak drudges of the Left do not get to impose mandatory health care on everyone and then use that as an excuse to meddle in what people decide to eat.
35 posted on 05/26/2014 9:53:18 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: ConservativeTeen

Health Mullahs.


36 posted on 05/26/2014 11:17:35 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: massmike

Hotdogs? Bacon? Hamburger? Nachos? Wait until they ban the bun. Already there is chatter about the harmful effects of carbohydrates. Soon, all you will get is tofu and veggies. Bon Appétit!


37 posted on 05/26/2014 11:42:01 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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I suppose these nuts would want the baseball team in Grand Prairie TX to change their name from the Air Hogs.


38 posted on 05/27/2014 2:03:29 AM PDT by octex
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To: massmike

These people must lie awake at night worrying that somewhere, somebody is having a good time.


39 posted on 05/27/2014 3:44:39 AM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
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To: massmike

I tried the chocolate covered bacon strips about 10 days ago. They were delicious.


40 posted on 05/27/2014 4:33:49 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Unarmed people cannot defend themselves.)
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To: Marie
These people must lie awake at night worrying that somewhere, somebody is having a good time.

That's the problem. We've always had these people in our midst, i.e., those who know better than we do, and in this case, those who begrudge others having a good time. They will never go away.

41 posted on 05/27/2014 4:47:02 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: massmike

Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine is an Islamic front group? Who knew? < /sarc >


42 posted on 05/27/2014 8:08:21 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: massmike

I had some bacon-wrapped Ball Park brats yesterday, with some sauerkraut, German potato salad, Bush bbq’d beans, some home-made chips, and the last burger in the box from Sam’s.

I’m an American! My fave quick lunch at the Thai airbase, was a cart footlong hotdog with toppings and a bottle of chocolate milk, when I would walk over to the Post Office/Bx/bank, and walk back to the supply compound.

Give up an institution because of some busybodies who think that they know what’s good for me?

k.m.a.!!!


43 posted on 05/27/2014 8:34:59 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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