Skip to comments.OBAMA HAS IT IN FOR CHEERIOS
Posted on 05/13/2009 5:59:30 AM PDT by shortstop
When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen.
Remember those words. Every few days you will see something on the news to remind you that they are true.
The new Democrat-controlled Food and Drug Administration has decided that Cheerios are a drug and are under its control.
Thats one of the dominant themes of Change You Can Believe In. Control. The government takes control, you lose control. The government gets more powerful, you get less free.
Now it extends to breakfast cereal.
Having taken over General Motors, now the Democrats want to take over General Mills. At least it seems that way.
I guess you can blame it on the oats. Cheerios are made of oats. Whole-grain oats, including the soluble fiber that makes them so healthy.
See, oats contain a substance that seems to suck cholesterol out of the blood. Doctors think thats good for you because cholesterol is bad for you at least excess cholesterol is.
And people are worried about cholesterol. Most people over 40 know their cholesterol levels and wish they were lower. There are drugs, expensive drugs, that you can take to lower your cholesterol.
And there are oats.
Eating oats can be better for lowering your cholesterol than taking drugs.
Thats good news.
And Cheerios has put that news on the front of its box. Specifically, Cheerios claims that by eating it for a month, you can lower your cholesterol by as much as 10 percent.
And thats not a con.
Study after study bears it out.
So Cheerios are a good thing. So are oatmeal and some other oat products.
But this is about Democrats. And while oats will clean you out, Democrats will clog you up.
Thus the letter.
The Democrat-controlled Food and Drug Administration has written General Mills saying that Cheerios behave like a drug. If taking them for a certain amount of time will lead to a specific therapeutic outcome lower cholesterol then that makes them a drug.
And the FDA controls drugs.
And so the FDA wants to control Cheerios.
Specifically, the Obama FDA wants General Mills evil Big Food in Democratspeak to submit an application to approve Cheerios as a drug, and an application to review and approve Cheerios advertising.
Invented in 1941, sold around the world since, mostly made in Buffalo, New York, the worlds first and still most-popular cold, oat breakfast cereal is in trouble with the Obama Democrats.
And they want to see its papers.
They want to check it out. They want to approve its advertising.
Its come to this. The preposterous and autocratic arrogance of the Democrat Saviors is bubbling over in ever more ridiculous directions.
Theyve decided that a nearly 70-year-old breakfast cereal, made from the simplest and most wholesome ingredients, is something that neither General Mills nor the American people can be trusted with.
So Im going to start eating it.
My cholesterols fine, but my blood pressures up. Ive got a bad case of Democrat-induced hypertension.
And my breakfast cereal is going to be a protest against the morons who think it is a drug. Im writing a prescription for my cereal bowl.
Mark my words: When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen.
You can now add drinking water to the list.
Cherrios are a drug? This must be satire.
“Don’t Bogart that Cherrio...send it over to me.”
I guess coffee’s next.
Nothing like having an agency set up to protect us getting dumbed-down.
Cheerios are in the shape an “O” and are white. Obama views them as a subliminal threat to this image.
I worked one summer in Buffalo nextdoor to the plant that made Cheerios. Whenever they burned a batch they would go outside on a conveyor belt onto a huge pile.
I will never get the smell of burnt cheerios out of my mind. Alot of people would fill up pickups and garbage cans with the throw away cheerios to feed livestock.
Also, at night the BIGGEST RATS I have ever seen would come out and feast on cheerios.
So eating Count Chocula for breakfast is racist too? I just thought it was historic.
Just like the Beanie Baby replicas of his daughters, Obama sees Cheerios as trademark infringement.
We need an Exorcism of Washington.
New tag line.
I can't eat the cerial because it gives me the runs something fierce. Very few cereals use TSP. No wonder why they make the claim it cleans your system of cholesterol.
I eat 2 cups of cheerios a day..once in the morning and once for a mid-late afternoon snack..good stuff, but they’ll taste even better once I need a government approved doctor to fill out a prescription for them at only $279 per box (all FDA fees included)..
Meddle, meddle, meddle. The triumpth of the super fascist nanny culture.
Obammy and his sycophantic underlings are the ultimate self-righteous control fascists telling us all how to think and act.
I love Cherrios. I even love the name. It’s a happy name. Maybe that’s what PO’s our racist pig TOTUS.
I eat Cherrios almost every night. They’re good for me and you.
Hmmm.... it says (in part) — TSP is used in various forms as a boiler treatment chemical for calcium precipitation, and also to regulate the caustic effects of disodium phosphate in coordinated phosphate chemistry.
I wonder..., can I use it to clean out my coffee-maker?
I mean, if they put it in Cheerios, it must not kill you... LOL...
I wonder if Kellogg and Post will be able to sell generic Cheerios at a lower cost. The downside is that now my insurance co-pay even for the generic Cheerios will be more than I pay for a box of Cheerios today.
THIS the FDA wants to control. And after the great job they did with Fen-Phen...
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