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Hot-Dog Hysteria
Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2010 | Editorial

Posted on 02/26/2010 6:48:17 PM PST by raptor22

Believe it or not, the government is about to regulate the shape of hot dogs. Bureaucrats at the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Agriculture and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are studying how to change the shape of hot dogs to prevent youngsters from choking. As a result, recent headlines have warned about "killer hot dogs" and "Doctors urging for a safer, choke-free hot dog."

It's true that compared to some other foods, hot dogs seem to present a slightly higher risk. Of the 66 to 77 choking deaths for children younger than 10 in 2006, hot dogs reportedly accounted for about 11 to 13 deaths. But this claim of relative risk isn't conclusive because there has been no attempt to account for the fact that children might be eating more hot dogs than other types of food.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: bigbrother; foodpolice; hotdogs; nannysate; washingtontimes
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1 posted on 02/26/2010 6:48:17 PM PST by raptor22
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To: raptor22

Hot dogs are extremely dangerous weapons:
http://www.tmz.com/2010/02/23/kansas-city-royals-hotdog-hot-dog-lawsuit-eye-john-coomer-slugger-the-lion/


2 posted on 02/26/2010 6:51:08 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: raptor22

insane


3 posted on 02/26/2010 6:51:16 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: raptor22

Let’s see—if your mother cuts the weiner into little bite size pieces, I guess that would make them less of a death trap, wouldn’t it? (Unbelievable! Let’s get the first lady all over this.)


4 posted on 02/26/2010 6:53:47 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: raptor22

How about they change the hotdog into an oreo cookie shape and the oreo into a hotdog shape and make everyone unhappy.


5 posted on 02/26/2010 6:55:57 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: raptor22

Ban the straws in cups at McD’s while your at it, dumba$$es.


6 posted on 02/26/2010 6:56:21 PM PST by MaxMax (Conservatism isn't a party)
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To: raptor22

They are about to reinvent the hamburger.


7 posted on 02/26/2010 6:59:34 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: raptor22

When hotdogs are outlawed, only outlaws will have hotdogs!


8 posted on 02/26/2010 6:59:56 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: bgill
The really, really stupid thing is that any mouthful of food can be aspirated and cause choking.
9 posted on 02/26/2010 7:00:07 PM PST by aruanan
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To: raptor22

Time for a Blue-Ribbon Commission, a UN investigation,
and an EU and Obama edict.

MEANWHILE illegal aliens rape and murder more than
80,000 children a year. No problem there, because
the White House and Congress want this.


10 posted on 02/26/2010 7:00:22 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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11 posted on 02/26/2010 7:01:01 PM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: raptor22

Here is one of the death mobiles used by the Hot Dog Industrial Complex.

12 posted on 02/26/2010 7:01:27 PM PST by A message
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To: raptor22

My list continues to grow of things I need to stockpile as they are soon to be VERBOTEN in what was once America:

Ammo (always!)
Gold & Silver
Cigarettes (for bartering)
Toilet Paper
Garden Seeds
Coffee
Sugar
Salt
Light bulbs
Yeast
Fish Oil
Hot Dogs (2/26/10)

TOPIC: Why do hot dog BUNS come in packs of 8, while hot dogs come in pack of 10?

Talk amongst yourselves...


13 posted on 02/26/2010 7:04:03 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: raptor22

They should make hot dogs flat and round. And maybe call it bologna. Funny name but I think it will catch on.


14 posted on 02/26/2010 7:04:10 PM PST by GrannyAnn
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To: A message
I can remember in 1966 a warning of the same.

Chew your food!

15 posted on 02/26/2010 7:05:03 PM PST by jaz.357 ("If the present tries to sit in judgment on the past, it will lose the future." W.Churchill)
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To: raptor22

I’m extremely sorry for the children that have died from eating a hot dog. But, come on 77 deaths in a population of over 300 million … give me a break. Please, government … leave us the hell alone.


16 posted on 02/26/2010 7:07:22 PM PST by doc1019 (To call Obama a bumbling idiot would be an insult to bumbling idiots worldwide.)
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To: jaz.357
Chew your food!

That is way too simple.

We need regulations. Hundreds of them from our overlords regulating the size and shape of hot dogs.

It's for the children.

17 posted on 02/26/2010 7:10:03 PM PST by A message
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To: A message

18 posted on 02/26/2010 7:10:37 PM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: raptor22

How about cutting the dog up into little bitty pieces, like I use to do for my daughter. Or not serving them hot dogs at all. What a waste of money. Can’t people just think on there own? Do we have to have a government study for every stupid thing in the world???


19 posted on 02/26/2010 7:12:03 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: GrannyAnn

bologna doesn’t taste the same not since it went “dolphin free”..


20 posted on 02/26/2010 7:12:35 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: GrannyAnn

But then they would have to prohibit the act of rolling a slice of hot dog bologna into the shape of a hot dog.


21 posted on 02/26/2010 7:14:38 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

“See, the thing is, life doesn't always work out according to plan
so be happy with what you've got, because you can always get a hot dog.”

22 posted on 02/26/2010 7:16:30 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: raptor22

They might as well ban cherry tomatoes while they’re at it.

I grew up eating hot dogs and managed to survive.


23 posted on 02/26/2010 7:16:34 PM PST by thecodont
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To: raptor22

” Of the 66 to 77 choking deaths for children younger than 10 in 2006, hot dogs reportedly accounted for about 11 to 13 deaths.”

How can they not do something with acurate numbers like this?/sarc


24 posted on 02/26/2010 7:18:40 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Both franks and rolls can be had in various count packages today.


25 posted on 02/26/2010 7:25:44 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Hot dogs... Armour hot dogs... the dogs kids love to bite.

I would expect more choking on lettuce than these numbers.


26 posted on 02/26/2010 7:26:52 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Fat kids...Skinny kids...even kids with chicken pox
choke on hot dogs


27 posted on 02/26/2010 7:32:56 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

You forgot to add guns to your list.


28 posted on 02/26/2010 7:40:16 PM PST by jimpick
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

” Of the 66 to 77 choking deaths for children younger than 10 in 2006, hot dogs reportedly accounted for about 11 to 13 deaths.”

“Lego toys, and Barbie shoes accounted for the rest, however, the sodium nitrate content in hot dogs makes us vilify them.”


29 posted on 02/26/2010 7:41:53 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: SgtBob

“Lego toys, and Barbie shoes accounted for the rest, however, the sodium nitrate content in hot dogs makes us vilify them.”

This must be why marbles died out. All the kids that played choked to death.


30 posted on 02/26/2010 7:45:05 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: Roscoe Karns; monkapotamus
Brilliant. LOL.
31 posted on 02/26/2010 7:47:46 PM PST by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: doc1019

My thought exactly. Where in the constitution does it compel the federal government to protect children from hot dogs?

Illegal alien criminals run free but let’s pass a law on killer hot dogs. My head is going to explode.


32 posted on 02/26/2010 7:49:07 PM PST by GrannyAnn
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

I’ve still got my marbles. Actually they started as my dads’. I keep ‘em the chicory tin he kept them in.


33 posted on 02/26/2010 7:50:10 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: raptor22

Next the food fascists will go after “Hot Dog - The Movie”.

Leave Shannon Tweed alone. You can look at Michele Obama if you want to go blind. Or Helen Thomas.


34 posted on 02/26/2010 7:52:50 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

More kids drown in swimming pools in Phoenix EVERY YEAR than have died choking on a hot dog.

The common denominator here is lack of parental care.


35 posted on 02/26/2010 7:55:02 PM PST by GrannyAnn
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To: raptor22

If the govt bans hotdogs, what will happen to Barney’s Frank and Little Anthony’s Weiner? Or “Weiner Nation”?


36 posted on 02/26/2010 7:55:31 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

TOPIC: Why do hot dog BUNS come in packs of 8, while hot dogs come in pack of 10?

Those extra hot dogs are the ones you give to your pets and they don’t like buns.


37 posted on 02/26/2010 7:55:51 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

***This must be why marbles died out. All the kids that played choked to death.***

And all the remaining marbles were buried with them, still stuck in the throat.


38 posted on 02/26/2010 7:56:44 PM PST by GrannyAnn
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To: raptor22

What’s the problem? Linda Lovelace used to eat two-foot long Chicago Style kielbasas.


39 posted on 02/26/2010 7:58:47 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: GrannyAnn
And all the remaining marbles were buried with them, still stuck in the throat.

No, we auction estates, and often find marbles still around; people trapped them in jars so they could do no more harm.

40 posted on 02/26/2010 8:00:24 PM PST by garandgal
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To: raptor22

Call them “healthcare hot dogs”. Then you can cram them down, sight unseen, with gubbermint blessing.


41 posted on 02/26/2010 8:00:32 PM PST by Old Flat Toad (Pima County, home of the single vehicle accident with 40 victims.)
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To: raptor22; Coleus; Clemenza
No one has yet explaned why the present shape is dangerous. Do the kids jam them down their throats? Do they take too big a bite? Is it the ones that have skin? How will they change the shape?

This seems to be interfering for the sake of interfering. You know, just take their favorite, iconic foods and screw them up. Just so they know who's boss.

42 posted on 02/26/2010 8:02:43 PM PST by firebrand
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To: garandgal

***No, we auction estates, and often find marbles still around; people trapped them in jars so they could do no more harm.***

I hope said jars have government approved lids. It’s just too scary to think there are marbles still out there!


43 posted on 02/26/2010 8:06:22 PM PST by GrannyAnn
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To: GrannyAnn

“I hope said jars have government approved lids. It’s just too scary to think there are marbles still out there!”

I’m dailing my congress-critter as we speak.


44 posted on 02/26/2010 8:10:50 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: Rembrandt

“What’s the problem? Linda Lovelace used to eat two-foot long Chicago Style kielbasas.”

They will probably have her teach headstart classes. Saftey first!


45 posted on 02/26/2010 8:14:17 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

You still have a phone with a dail?


46 posted on 02/26/2010 8:25:05 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Kirkwood

“Those extra hot dogs are the ones you give to your pets and they don’t like buns”

i’m laughing my ass off right now.. That’s funny!


47 posted on 02/26/2010 8:27:08 PM PST by hot4plasma
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It’s an esspression. ;0)


48 posted on 02/26/2010 8:27:29 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Why do hot dog BUNS come in packs of 8, while hot dogs come in pack of 10?

Because of the 10 weiners that go on the Weber you drop one on the ground and the dog eats it before you can blink. Another falls through the grill and incinerates itself, leaving 8 half-blackened and shriveled frankfurters.

49 posted on 02/26/2010 8:32:00 PM PST by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: raptor22

Learn the Heimlich Maneuver. The Red Cross offers a reasonably-priced online course, even. Children put much stupider and more dangerous things in their mouths than hot dogs.


50 posted on 02/27/2010 3:52:03 AM PST by Tax-chick (Cheeseburgers, parrots, volcanos, boats, rum, kittens, machine guns ...)
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