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NY cracks down on illegal mystery meats
Yahoo AP ^ | 1 December 2006 one hour 26 minutes ago | ADAM GOLDMAN, AP Business Writer

Posted on 12/01/2006 2:33:53 PM PST by shrinkermd

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To: Solamente

Yes! I remember that song, but I never knew any more than the first two lines!

My life is complete.


101 posted on 12/01/2006 4:23:59 PM PST by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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To: shrinkermd
everything from turtles and fish paste to frogs and duck feet

Three of these are fairly common fare - the author has lived a sheltered life.

You can get snapper soup (turtle) and frog's legs in restaurants serving plain old American food. If you've eaten in a Thai restaurant, you had something or other made with fish paste. I never heard of a dish including duck feet though.

102 posted on 12/01/2006 4:25:33 PM PST by delacoert
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To: Dad yer funny
. . . a few years ago , here in NYC, they nabbed an older fella , he caught flocks with an explosive charged net contraption IIRC , sold 'em to , ah er , well ....

Pigeons are not indigenous to North America. They were imported by settlers as a food source.

Turns out everything old is new again.

103 posted on 12/01/2006 4:26:58 PM PST by ReignOfError
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To: ex-Texan

Fawlty offered rat to the health inspector, but of course Manuel referred to it as "Hawmster".


104 posted on 12/01/2006 4:30:43 PM PST by gas0linealley
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To: visualops

You can do both! ;)


105 posted on 12/01/2006 4:31:05 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Turbopilot

But the potential for serious disease is real, and it's a good bet that many of these poor immigrants don't have health insurance. So if they do get some strange disease from uncooked whatzit meat, they'll be in the ICU, getting treated on the taxpayer's dollar. Given that situation, and the risk of contaminating safe food supplies that most people prefer, some kind of regulation may make sense here.

Maybe someone should check our refrigerators daily to make sure that package of USDA inspected ground beef hasn't been thawed too long. While we're saving medical expenses, let's make children prove they have coverage to ride a bike or play ball. Both these activities cause more hospital visits than eating mystery meat.


106 posted on 12/01/2006 4:32:33 PM PST by freedomfiter2
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To: glock rocks
Now that's pretty gross GR but I guess we have to be glad you didn't post the ad for the

THE LONG DONG GRILL

"Located next to the Sex Change Hospital"
107 posted on 12/01/2006 4:37:47 PM PST by tubebender (Growing old is mandatory...Growing up is optional)
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To: visualops

You don't eat the cute animals, you make them into fur coats ;^)

That's the beauty, you can do both. It wasn't that long ago that some restaurants served marsh hare which was muskrat.


108 posted on 12/01/2006 4:39:10 PM PST by freedomfiter2
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To: digger48

LOL.


109 posted on 12/01/2006 4:40:02 PM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: shrinkermd

110 posted on 12/01/2006 4:40:33 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: ReignOfError

Those are Rock Doves. We have wild Band Tailed pigeons that require a degree in Chemistry to cook properly...


111 posted on 12/01/2006 4:53:08 PM PST by tubebender (Growing old is mandatory...Growing up is optional)
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To: Lx

That's the "Rat Temple" in Deshnok, Rajasthan.


112 posted on 12/01/2006 4:53:17 PM PST by SIDENET (Everybody was kung-fu fighting)
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To: delacoert
I never heard of a dish including duck feet though.

I've been to Chinese restaurants where duck (and chicken) feet have been on the menu, though I've never been interested in trying them.

Mark

113 posted on 12/01/2006 4:54:34 PM PST by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: gas0linealley
Fawlty offered rat to the health inspector, but of course Manuel referred to it as "Hawmster".

"Extro-Primo-Good, Mr. Fawlty!"

"Don't mind him. He's from Barcelona."

Mark

114 posted on 12/01/2006 4:55:42 PM PST by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: tubebender
THE LONG DONG GRILL

"Located next to the Sex Change Hospital"

Sorry about this, but I'm now forced to post it...

Right next to a KFC at 47th and Troost in Kansas City is a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Mark

115 posted on 12/01/2006 4:57:20 PM PST by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: MarkL

I surrender...you win


116 posted on 12/01/2006 5:06:12 PM PST by tubebender (Growing old is mandatory...Growing up is optional)
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To: shrinkermd

lol mystery meat- they must not eat at McDonalds or they'd think nothign of the meat they found in those places- McDonalds uses raidioactive mystery meat lol http://sacredscoop.com


117 posted on 12/01/2006 6:05:55 PM PST by CottShop
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To: shrinkermd
a West African grocery in Manhattan, the store was selling smoked rodent meat from a refrigerated display case

Ketchup extra.

Terry Pratchett fans understand.

118 posted on 12/01/2006 6:30:16 PM PST by razorback-bert (I met Bill Clinton once but he didn't really talk , he was hitting on my wife)
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To: null and void
Leviticus 11:21-23 King James Version
Acts 10:9-16
9 The next day, as they went on their journey and drew near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour. 10 Then he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance 11 and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth. 12 In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. 13 And a voice came to him, "Rise, Peter; kill and eat." 14 But Peter said, "Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean." 15 And a voice spoke to him again the second time, "What God has cleansed you must not call common." 16 This was done three times. And the object was taken up into heaven again.

Moral of the story: God declared all meats clean. If you can kill it, grill it.

119 posted on 12/01/2006 6:38:55 PM PST by kittycatonline.com
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To: debg; Bahbah; Pepper777; Uncle Ike

What's for supper,,,,Ping....;0)

mmmmmmmmm.......Got fries with that ?...


120 posted on 12/01/2006 7:00:18 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Yuck was my reaction. Armadillo?


121 posted on 12/01/2006 7:06:38 PM PST by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser and Shalit, we are praying for you)
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To: 4butnomorethan30characters; La Enchiladita; kkmo9; markman46; MagUSNRET

ping


122 posted on 12/01/2006 7:12:30 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Bahbah

HAHAHAHAHA,,,No Crawfish,?..;0)


123 posted on 12/01/2006 7:13:58 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: freedomfiter2

The point is that we have developed a system which aims to ensure that we have wholesome food. The prospects of a large outbreak of cholera, hepatitis or other food/waste- associated disease increases dramatically when there is a source of uninspected food being provided by and for a large, isolated population of people, many of whom haven't had the basic health screening required of legal immigrants.


124 posted on 12/01/2006 7:40:52 PM PST by VanShuyten ("By the simple exercise of our will, we can exert a power for good practically unbounded, etc, etc.")
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu
What exactly is bad about having more food options at your grocery store? The FDA should inspect the food, but the issue shouldn't be whether there are ethnic food sections in food stores.

Well, the first thing that comes to mind is the cats that were caged and skinned for the use of the fur that was used to make pretty little kittens and cats in various positions. They were sold here until animal rights had a fit about it and put an end to it.

The second thing that comes to mind is how many would object to their precious little dog or cat appearing on a hook in the local grocery for sale (so long as it was FDA approved)?

I don't care to go to any store and see a filthy rat, a cat, a dog, an iguana or an armadillo. My culture does not eat these animals and the proof is that the FDA is seeking this stuff out. Assimilate is the issue. When are people here going to notice the difference?

If these folks want to eat cat and dog or rat and iguana they can go to their country and eat it. I am sure they would expect me to assimilate. I am no animal rights advocate. I simply find it rather uncivilized and primative. I suppose you can't wait for the living worms/larva next to the potato salad in the deli? Shall we accept cannibalism too--afterall it is their culture? We just need to get the FDA to approve it and go along with their tribal laws.

Assimilate, assimilate, assimilate! Some things we just don't have to go along with and I do not believe it is a cultural issue but rather an issue of available food.

125 posted on 12/01/2006 9:05:28 PM PST by Snoopers-868th
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Hehehehehehehe ;)


126 posted on 12/01/2006 9:16:32 PM PST by Pepper777
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Please pass the Frank's Hot Sauce...


127 posted on 12/01/2006 10:11:25 PM PST by kkmo9 ("My grandmother wanted me to have an education, so she kept me out of school." Margaret Mead)
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To: kkmo9

BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....;0)


128 posted on 12/01/2006 10:19:54 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68
Hot sauce.. and rat meat
129 posted on 12/01/2006 10:26:41 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: markman46

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA,,,,Hey,,hehehhhehehe,,This is funi,,,
Between moozzi wanting a room at the airport(thread)and
the "Food" thread,,,,,TOO funi,,,Serve this stuff in the
moozzi room...;0)


130 posted on 12/01/2006 10:32:30 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

HAHAHAHAHA.. heck ya.. hot sauce and pork


131 posted on 12/01/2006 10:34:09 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: markman46

LOL,,,I've eaten roasted "something" on a stick long ago,,
We never knew what it was !
Went and got another one ,,
Good...LOL..;0)


132 posted on 12/01/2006 10:38:55 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

ummmmmmmmmmm what did it taste like???


133 posted on 12/01/2006 10:47:42 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: markman46

BWAHAHAHAHA,,,"Tastes like Chickin' "...;0)


134 posted on 12/01/2006 10:51:56 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: shrinkermd

That's really too bad, rodents are too plentiful. Can you imagine millions of immigrants eating rodents? The rodents might even be eliminated as a problem.


135 posted on 12/02/2006 3:44:33 AM PST by 2ndClassCitizen
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To: Bahbah

Armadillos are for racing, not for eating! They might have killed a *champeen.*


136 posted on 12/02/2006 4:37:11 AM PST by Rte66
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To: Rte66

Horrible thought!!!! LOL.


137 posted on 12/02/2006 5:00:03 AM PST by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser and Shalit, we are praying for you)
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To: Bahbah

Just terrible - can't imagine "Texas Flyer" being served as "Hoover Hog on the Half-Shell." Tain't right!


138 posted on 12/02/2006 5:10:21 AM PST by Rte66
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To: digger48
Hey,that milk was supposed to go to your children-it was never intended to be used to fatten YOUR dinner.
139 posted on 12/02/2006 5:22:22 AM PST by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: Cicero

I thought the job of meat inspectors was to make the world safe FROM Tyson.


140 posted on 12/02/2006 5:26:19 AM PST by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: shrinkermd

Trailer Park Groundhog

Take gun (.22 cal is good). Load with bullets and accurately fire at head [Ed. Note: We're assuming the groundhog's head, not your own].

Skin groundhog and gut him. Clean out carcass with waterhose.

Cut critter into quarters.

Make up a big batch of your favorite marinade (make sure it has oil and vinegar to help tenderize the groundhog).

Throw marinade and critter pieces into plastic trash bag and marinade around 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Take out marinated critter pieces and throw on the grill on low heat. Cook until rare to medium rare. Do not overcook, critter will dry out.

And no one likes their critter dry.


Country-Style Groundhog

1 groundhog
1/2 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 c. cooking oil
1/2 tsp. sugar

Clean and skin as soon as possible. Remove all sent glands. Cut off head, feet and tail. Cure in cool place by suspending from hook approximately 4 days.

When ready to cook, lard according to recipe.

Dress groundhog as you would a rabbit, removing the small sacs in the back and under the forearm. Soak groundhog overnight in salted water to remove wild flavor.

Combine flour, salt and pepper; rub into groundhog pieces. Brown grounhog in hot oil in skillet; sprinkle with sugar. Reduce heat and add 1/2 cup water. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes or until tender. Remove cover and cook for 10 minutes longer.


Boil & Bake Groundhog from "Cookin' With Home Storage" by Peggy Layton and Vicki Tate.

Skin and clean the groundhog. Boil until tender. Remove from the water and season with salt, pepper and red pepper. Bake in an oven at 350°F. or cook over an open fire.


141 posted on 12/02/2006 6:44:45 AM PST by Darnright
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To: shrinkermd

I've had armadillo and found it tasty and lean, much like a very good cut of pork. I didn't find it greasy at all. It may have been how it was prepared. (It was definitely armadillo; I was there when my guide caught it). I think the concern with armadillo is that the meat may carry the pathogen for Hansen's disease (aka, leprosy).

Many of the other things mentioned in the article are normal ethnic food. A Norwegian breakfast buffet (at least, in Norway) is not complete without fish paste. I passed but the Norwegians are in general a remarkably fit and healthy people so perhaps they are on to something.

All North American mammals and birds are edible, however, they are not guaranteed to be palatable.

The reason the city is cracking down on these vendors seems less a matter of what they serve than one of licensing in the Bloomnanny empire.

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F


142 posted on 12/02/2006 1:08:36 PM PST by Criminal Number 18F (Build more lampposts... we've got plenty of traitors.)
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To: capydick

Barf-o-rama! Those look awful.


143 posted on 12/02/2006 3:44:00 PM PST by madison10 (If my people, who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray...I will heal their land.)
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To: Solamente

What you said...mostly. Here's the local version:

Gobs and gobs of ground up gopher guts,
Chopped up monkey meat,
Little baby parakeets,
Fried eye balls
Floating in a bowl of blood.
And you forgot your spoon.


144 posted on 12/02/2006 3:46:57 PM PST by madison10 (If my people, who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray...I will heal their land.)
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To: madison10
Barf-o-rama! Those look awful.

Agreed. But - as the illegals become more and more mainstream - so will their dinner choices.

145 posted on 12/02/2006 9:13:14 PM PST by capydick (Better to Fight for Something Than to Live for Nothing)
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To: madison10

Here's what we sang right after that:

Scab sandwich good for you
Monkey's vomit, camel's snot
chicken's eyeballs chopped in two
Scab sandwich good for you!


146 posted on 12/03/2006 3:59:26 AM PST by Solamente (Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out...)
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To: vetvetdoug

Hoof-and-mouth disease is what happens to food animals. Foot-in-mouth is an affliction that visits people. ;)


147 posted on 12/03/2006 10:13:17 AM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: digger48; BurFred

Yo Fred, why you lettin' Digger take pictures of Matilda on a bun?


148 posted on 12/03/2006 10:13:48 AM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: Snoopers-868th
Well, the first thing that comes to mind is the cats that were caged and skinned for the use of the fur that was used to make pretty little kittens and cats in various positions.

I have something similar . . . sleeping faux cats made of a cardboard shell covered in rabbit fur. I have three up at work, and people who don't know they're fake think I have very well-behaved felines.

(You can get faux cats on eBay - just search for "cat rabbit".)
149 posted on 12/03/2006 10:20:23 AM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: shrinkermd

I like the fact that the Potted Meat Museum has Kerry/Edwards gifts for your dog...


150 posted on 12/03/2006 10:21:05 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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