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OBAMA HAS IT IN FOR CHEERIOS
boblonsberry.com ^ | 05/13/09 | Bob Lonsberry

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.

Like Cheerios.

The new Democrat-controlled Food and Drug Administration has decided that Cheerios are a drug and are under its control.

That’s 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 that’s 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.

That’s 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 that’s 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.

Cheeri-freaking-os.

Invented in 1941, sold around the world since, mostly made in Buffalo, New York, the world’s 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.

Plain-old Cheerios.

It’s come to this. The preposterous and autocratic arrogance of the Democrat Saviors is bubbling over in ever more ridiculous directions.

They’ve 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 I’m going to start eating it.

My cholesterol’s fine, but my blood pressure’s up. I’ve 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. I’m writing a prescription for my cereal bowl.

Mark my words: When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen.


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KEYWORDS: cheerios; cholesterol; fda; health; obama; science
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Cuckoo for Cocoapuffs! Is that racist?
1 posted on 05/13/2009 5:59:31 AM PDT by shortstop
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To: shortstop
OBAMA HAS IT IN FOR CHEERIOS

You can now add drinking water to the list.

2 posted on 05/13/2009 6:01:04 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: shortstop

Cherrios are a drug? This must be satire.

“Don’t Bogart that Cherrio...send it over to me.”


3 posted on 05/13/2009 6:03:34 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Do your duty in all things." Robert E. Lee)
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To: shortstop

I guess coffee’s next.


4 posted on 05/13/2009 6:04:16 AM PDT by alicewonders
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To: shortstop
When the Democrats are in office the Food and Drug Administration abandons science and common sense.

Nothing like having an agency set up to protect us getting dumbed-down.

5 posted on 05/13/2009 6:04:38 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: shortstop; glock rocks; SouthTexas; Norm S
There goes the cost of Cherrios as though it wasn't high enough already...
6 posted on 05/13/2009 6:07:49 AM PDT by tubebender (Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.)
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To: shortstop

Cheerios are in the shape an “O” and are white. Obama views them as a subliminal threat to this image.


7 posted on 05/13/2009 6:08:32 AM PDT by kabar
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To: shortstop
OBAMA HAS IT IN FOR CHEERIOS

Might fit.

8 posted on 05/13/2009 6:09:24 AM PDT by IbJensen ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money."Thatcher)
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To: shortstop

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.


9 posted on 05/13/2009 6:10:02 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: shortstop

So eating Count Chocula for breakfast is racist too? I just thought it was historic.
/s.


10 posted on 05/13/2009 6:10:59 AM PDT by drierice
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To: muawiyah
Cheerios bad but its a good idea to spend $20 million to resettle terrorists to the US.
11 posted on 05/13/2009 6:13:41 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: shortstop

Just like the Beanie Baby replicas of his daughters, Obama sees Cheerios as trademark infringement.


12 posted on 05/13/2009 6:14:13 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: shortstop

We need an Exorcism of Washington.


13 posted on 05/13/2009 6:15:37 AM PDT by uptoolate (Shhh. If you listen real hard, God is speaking to America.)
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To: shortstop

New tag line.


14 posted on 05/13/2009 6:16:56 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: shortstop
one problems with Cheerios is that it uses Trisodium Phosphate. If you don't know what it is, read about it here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trisodium_phosphate

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.

15 posted on 05/13/2009 6:17:13 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: shortstop

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)..


16 posted on 05/13/2009 6:17:37 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: shortstop

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.


17 posted on 05/13/2009 6:21:37 AM PDT by garyhope
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

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...


18 posted on 05/13/2009 6:22:07 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: shortstop; xsmommy

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.


19 posted on 05/13/2009 6:22:52 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: shortstop

THIS the FDA wants to control. And after the great job they did with Fen-Phen...


20 posted on 05/13/2009 6:23:23 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

Sounds like good stuff.


21 posted on 05/13/2009 6:24:14 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Star Traveler

that’s the troubling part, TSP is used to clean surfaces. Have used it to clean concrete. It can be bought in containers at Hope Despot or any hardware store. While I can’t be for certain, I do think it’s the TSP in cheerios that gives me the runs.


22 posted on 05/13/2009 6:26:13 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

Yeah, but its the dihydrogen monoxide in the milk that’s got me really worried. And it’s there in a concentration 100 million times higher than the TSP in the Cheerios dough.

That alone ought to give you reason to stop and think.


23 posted on 05/13/2009 6:28:55 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

The troubling part for me is, dihydrogen monoxide is used to clean surfaces. I have used it to clean concrete and my asphalt driveway. It can be bought in containers at Hope Despot or any hardware store, or even at a supermarket. While I can’t be for certain, I do think it’s the dihydrogen monoxide in the milk that gives me the runs.

In fact I’m certain of it.


24 posted on 05/13/2009 6:31:58 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: John Valentine

So if food is good for you, then it’s a drug. And the government/Obama will control who gets the drugs/food.


25 posted on 05/13/2009 6:35:12 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: shortstop

This is just a government shakedown for mob money. It has its “reporters” print a story about an industry or business then the Congresspeople send the company a letter asking for campaign funds to protect the company from its government.


26 posted on 05/13/2009 6:36:16 AM PDT by edcoil (Taxes only help an evil government)
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To: massgopguy

If food is a drug, then the government is an ass.

And, wonder of wonders, it is!

Then you have morons like Colon Powell running around saying that Americans WANT more government.

Let HIM eat Cheerios and get TSP poisoning! And dihydrogen monoxide poisoning at the same time, providing he uses milk on his Cheerios. hen he can complain to that big government he says we all want.


27 posted on 05/13/2009 6:39:46 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: John Valentine

Absolutely dihydrogen monoxide is dangerous. For more information go to:

URL: http://www.dhmo.org/environment.html

excerpt:

* DHMO contributes to global warming and the “Greenhouse Effect”, and is one of the so-called “greenhouse gasses.”

* DHMO is an “enabling component” of acid rain — in the absence of sufficient quantities of DHMO, acid rain is not a problem.

* DHMO is a causative agent in most instances of soil erosion — sufficiently high levels of DHMO exacerbate the negative effects of soil erosion.

* DHMO is present in high levels nearly every creek, stream, pond, river, lake and reservoir in the U.S. and around the world.

* Measurable levels of DHMO have been verified in ice samples taken from both the Arctic and Antarctic ice caps.

* Recent massive DHMO exposures have lead to the loss of life and destruction of property in California, the Mid-West, the Philippines, and a number of islands in the Caribbean, to name just a few.
* Research has shown that significant levels of DHMO were found in the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 which killed 230,000 in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and elsewhere, making it the deadliest tsunami in recorded history.
* It is widely believed that the levee failures, flooding and the widespread destruction resulting from Hurricane Katrina along the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2005 were caused or exacerbated by excessive DHMO levels found in the Gulf of Mexico, along with other contributing factors.


28 posted on 05/13/2009 6:39:50 AM PDT by garyb
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To: shortstop
Good thing these nazis weren't around when I was a kid..
"Wonder Bread. Helps build strong bodies 8 ways" (1)

Barry's FDA Gestapo would be planning a raid.

(1) Later on they changed it to '12 ways'. Oh the horrors!

29 posted on 05/13/2009 6:41:07 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: John Valentine

You are in luck because Buttcrack Odumba is about to wage an all out war on dihydrogen monoxide. And it’s ironic that when I eat Cheerios that is laced with TSP, my runs is full of dihydrogen monoxide as well. Is it just a coincidence?


30 posted on 05/13/2009 6:43:17 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: Condor51

Bad food gets taxed. Good food gets regulated. Only tyrants use food as a weapon.


31 posted on 05/13/2009 6:43:43 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: shortstop

When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen.

Understatement of the year.


32 posted on 05/13/2009 6:44:13 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: woodbutcher1963
Also, at night the BIGGEST RATS I have ever seen would come out and feast on cheerios.

Which only goes to prove that the biggest RATS are smarter than the average libtard.

33 posted on 05/13/2009 6:45:10 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: John Valentine
Don’t forget the high concentrations dihydrogen monoxide they found in the boys responsible for the Columbine High School massacre. To think that this gets sprayed on our crops, what’s the world coming to.
34 posted on 05/13/2009 6:45:38 AM PDT by isaiah55version11_0 (For His Glory)
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To: shortstop

osamaobama really wants to go after FruitLoops-but doesn’t want to offend perez hilton and bawney fwank.


35 posted on 05/13/2009 6:52:36 AM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: shortstop
Of course the politicians in Washington want to control everything. That's why they're politicians. Their dream is absolute control over the richest nation the world has ever known. Should that surprise anyone? Of course not.

What boggles the mind is that millions of Americans actually want to increase the amount of wealth and power flowing into Washington.

36 posted on 05/13/2009 6:54:53 AM PDT by Savage Beast (The Left is decadence. Hubris and denial lead to tragedy. Marxism is a Fools' Paradise.)
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To: shortstop
And there are oats. ... Eating oats can be better for lowering your cholesterol than taking drugs. ... That’s good news.
Exactly.
I've never heard of one Race Horse having High cholesterol!

Yeah, maybe some bleeding problems from illegal drugs but that's .. a Horse of a different color!

I have to laugh. If taken seriously, Barry's people and their loony-toon ideas will make me cry. ['series', These nuts need to be reigned in.]

37 posted on 05/13/2009 6:56:18 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: shortstop

But Cheerios sponsored the Honey Nut Cheerios Sisters Soul Fest in 1999... And what about the Cheerios Sisters Saving Hearts campaign in conjunction with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation?


38 posted on 05/13/2009 6:59:48 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: massgopguy
Only tyrants use food as a weapon.
Amen. As one said:
"No bread? Let them eat cake". (Marie Antoinette)
allegedly. but the point's the same
39 posted on 05/13/2009 7:00:57 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: massgopguy

This is no doubt a runup to government provided health care. Now that “The Government” will be paying, it will assuredly insist on regulating what people eat. Heck, it’s already started. NYC has already banned certain cooking fats and the fast food industry has been under attack for years now. And lest we forget that The Marxist Onada wants to pay for national health care by taxing soda—now considered a junk food.

If one follows the Cheerios logic then anything we eat has the potential to produce a therapeutic result. That’s precisely why we eat in the first place. We need the vitamins and other chemicals meat and vegeatables produce to be healthy.

Toufu anybody?


40 posted on 05/13/2009 7:07:17 AM PDT by dools007
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To: shortstop

This is serious. We will have to hold senate hearings for all those Little League shortstops who have been using this drug.


41 posted on 05/13/2009 7:08:24 AM PDT by Ironfocus
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To: shortstop

They better not mess with Captain Crunch or it will be nothing but PITCHFORKS AND TORCHES


42 posted on 05/13/2009 7:11:58 AM PDT by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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To: shortstop
The new Cheerios commercials will have an FDA warning:

"Cheerios may cause premenstrual bloating, cramps, and irritability in women around that time of the month. They can cause diarrhea, stomachache, nausea, vomiting, and uncontrollable telekinesis. If hunger persists for more than 4 hours, see a doctor. May cause impotence and pink-eye. Mikey may like them and take them from you."

43 posted on 05/13/2009 7:18:44 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Obama: in your guts, you know he's nuts!)
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To: shortstop; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

Will Cheerios be covered by health insurance and cost 300 dollars a box now?


44 posted on 05/13/2009 7:22:28 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Obama: in your guts, you know he's nuts!)
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To: RexBeach

Remember, these are the same people who claim that carbon dioxide is a pollutant.


45 posted on 05/13/2009 7:29:50 AM PDT by sportutegrl (If liberals could do math, they would be conservatives.)
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To: Star Traveler

Cream of Tartar works better; in a study by Consumer Reports (1987) of over 25 different types of cerals being fed to rats, only Cheerios and laboratory rat food kept the rats alive and flourishing.


46 posted on 05/13/2009 7:32:48 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: kabar
F'ing brilliant! You owe me a new keyboard (coffee on this one).

I'm crushing them up ad doing Cheerio lines! WhooooooHoooo!

F n A !!

47 posted on 05/13/2009 7:33:17 AM PDT by dersepp (Orwell Was An Optimist)
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To: shortstop; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
They violate his trademark on the

O

48 posted on 05/13/2009 7:33:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (What happened to the end of the politics of personal destruction that Obama claimed to be bringing?)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

Better check the box you see at Home Depot, etc. to see if it’s the real thing or a substitute.


49 posted on 05/13/2009 7:34:10 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: woodbutcher1963

I assume you are speaking of real rats, not the democRAT kind. Did they have cholesterol problems?


50 posted on 05/13/2009 7:38:21 AM PDT by anoldafvet (Proud Member of the Radical Right-wing Extremist Movement)
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