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Catfish farmers oppose shift in inspection procedures (McLame defends imports of Vietnamese catfish)
Huntsville Times, Huntsville, Ala. ^ | 2011-03-08 | Budd McLaughlin

Posted on 03/13/2011 11:52:47 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- A national catfish farmers' organization said proposed legislation by U.S. Sen. John McCain favors inadequate food safety requirements and ignores findings of banned substances in imported catfish products.

"It is stunning that Senator McCain has chosen to protect importers and Vietnamese farmers over the health and safety of American citizens," said Butch Wilson, newly elected president of the Catfish Farmers of America.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.al.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: catfish; manchuriancandidate; mccain; mccaintruthfile; rino; traitor; vietnam
Sometimes the jokes just write themselves.
1 posted on 03/13/2011 11:52:50 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

No offense but catfish aren’t the safest fish in the world to eat if you’re worried about that kind of stuff, to begin with.


2 posted on 03/13/2011 11:55:33 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

(burp)


3 posted on 03/13/2011 11:56:41 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: rabscuttle385

This is about the FDA Food Takeover Bill:

Wait until you see the effects of HR2748/S.510/HR2751 FDA Food Takeover Bill passed in the Lame Duck Session. Passed the Senate with a “voice vote”, they did not want to be identified as voting for this mess. It was read into an unrelated bill (HR2751) when it went back to the House and then that passed the Senate again. And was signed into law by the resident of 1600 Penn. Ave.

Cost of this? 1.4 billion dollars with 17,000 new “food inspectors” (most foreign based), paid for by “fees” on producers. Those fees will simply be passed on to consumers. Sold on the pretence of food safety against terrorist attacks.

Just wait....


4 posted on 03/13/2011 12:00:56 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: rabscuttle385
I've seen the fish farms in China.

I don't consume any imported farm raised fish!

5 posted on 03/13/2011 12:02:11 PM PDT by shadowcat
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To: rabscuttle385
One can't help but wonder what the Catfish Hunters think.
6 posted on 03/13/2011 12:04:55 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Every knife in my back pushes me forward.)
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To: rabscuttle385
"It is stunning that Senator McCain has chosen to protect importers and Vietnamese farmers over the health and safety of American citizens,"

Not stunning at all when you are for sale to the highest bidder.

7 posted on 03/13/2011 12:04:55 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: shadowcat

What?

Polyculture grown fish that have feasted on turds and other lovely stuff is not appealing to you?

As was said, the jokes write themselves.


8 posted on 03/13/2011 12:05:46 PM PDT by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: rabscuttle385

I always check to see where the fish comes from, but even that is tricky anymore. Make sure you know where it was raised, not just where it was produced or distributed from. The attached video explains why you need to take these precautions. BTW, China is no better than Vietnam.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSLmc3HvNEE


9 posted on 03/13/2011 12:05:50 PM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: rabscuttle385
More evidence that you learn something new everyday. Catfish Farmers of America. Who knew. I am sure glad they are on the case. I can just imagine the mercury laden sewage the Chinese are breeding fish in.


10 posted on 03/13/2011 12:13:20 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
One can't help but wonder what the Catfish Hunters think.

I say sprinkle some lemon pepper and garlic on the issue.

11 posted on 03/13/2011 12:16:02 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Secret Agent Man
catfish aren’t the safest fish in the world to eat

And they are certainly the least tasty. It is just never on my menu.

12 posted on 03/13/2011 12:23:45 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: org.whodat

bttt


13 posted on 03/13/2011 12:28:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Even less safe is crawfish. Think about it. These are filtering creatures who are raised on rice fields which prob. sees more pesticides per square inch than any other crop.


14 posted on 03/13/2011 12:30:54 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: rabscuttle385

Well, it’s not really a surprise. McCain was a prisoner of the Vietnamese, but he led the effort to abandon our POW/MIAs and to open Communist Vietnam to trade. And I believe he was well rewarded for his work.

Perhaps he still has connections with businesses that import from Vietnam. Or is just doing a favor for some old pals.


15 posted on 03/13/2011 12:33:09 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: rabscuttle385
Senator McCain has chosen to protect importers and Vietnamese farmers over the health and safety of American citizens

Sen. John McChurian Candidate

16 posted on 03/13/2011 12:36:28 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Secret Agent Man
catfish aren’t the safest fish in the world to eat

Usually, the ones in my fry pan come out of the same river that the bass and trout do. The same river we swim in and the same water that filters through the ground to our water well. Four generations have lived here but yeah, you're right, something must have killed off that first generation at 90-something.

I can remember granny would go out fishing in the rain and come back in with her raincoat pockets stuffed with catfish. She'd dump them in the kitchen sink and head back out for more. Funniest thing ever!

17 posted on 03/13/2011 12:47:21 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: rabscuttle385

Strange that Juan would concern himself with an obscure issue such as this: imported Vietnamese catfish? Why is he even thinking about this? Much have something to do with the Arizona importer of Vietnamese catfish, and/or some residual Stockholm Syndrome issues.


18 posted on 03/13/2011 12:50:31 PM PDT by Will88
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To: shadowcat

“I’ve seen the fish farms in China...”

I read some reports that the Chinese feed the fish human excrement if the fish are “farm raised”? I don’t eat anything from China.


19 posted on 03/13/2011 12:51:29 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree
I don’t eat anything from China.

Wise decision. You just don't know what you are getting. I even threw out cast iron pots when I saw they were made in China.

20 posted on 03/13/2011 12:58:09 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: rabscuttle385

This will not impact me. I have eaten catfish of 3 occasions. I hated it and won’t try it again.


21 posted on 03/13/2011 1:04:22 PM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: padre35; shadowcat

***Polyculture grown fish that have feasted on turds and other lovely stuff is not appealing to you?***

Ever see what a free range chicken eats, or a pig? Even beef will eat some really strange (to us) stuff!


22 posted on 03/13/2011 1:07:19 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Visit the TOMMY FRANKS MILITARY MUSEUM in HOBART, OK. I did, well worth it!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Is there any reason to think that anyone involved isn't either rent-seeking or -selling?
23 posted on 03/13/2011 1:09:47 PM PDT by Grut
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To: momtothree

I read a few years back that’s how the fertilize their mushrooms. Called ‘nightsoil’.


24 posted on 03/13/2011 1:24:10 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: rabscuttle385

All this after they just passed the monstrosity Food Safety Act. And we are hoping this bunch of idiots will restore the Constitutional Republic.


25 posted on 03/13/2011 1:38:41 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

That there is called BAIT in Texas.


26 posted on 03/13/2011 1:47:58 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: bgill

I had thought it was more because of what they normally ate, being more of a bottom dwelling feeder.

I do remember a restaurant around Memphis back in the 1970s we went to that had a catfish pond you walked over on a bridge, and you could buy some feed for them and they got all excited and fought for it when you tossed it into the water. Don’t know if it was “The Wagon Wheel” or something like that.


27 posted on 03/13/2011 1:54:47 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: org.whodat

This is the man who accompanied John Kerry to Vietnam to find POW’s left behind, and conveniently came up empty.John McCain was a big help in normalising relations with North Vietnam. Near the bottom of his Annapolis Class he never should have gone to flight school and during his stint in the Navy he crashed several planes.

Anyone surprised that he would stand up for the Vietnamese fishing industry?


28 posted on 03/13/2011 2:15:54 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Those delicious homegrown tomatoes from the neighbor's garden:


29 posted on 03/13/2011 2:50:11 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Contrary to what some on here believe, they don’t eat poo. As if you’d bait a hook with poo... They eat what other fish eat - vegetation, worms, bugs, and smaller fish. Many times those feeding places will feed the fish dried dog food or alfalfa pellets or fish food whichever is cheapest. They’ll also throw out stale bread. Give a kid a loaf of bread and he’ll have a blast.

http://www.ehow.com/about_4588588_what-do-catfish-eat.html


30 posted on 03/13/2011 3:05:41 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Secret Agent Man

On the contrary, grain-fed channel catfish raised in farm ponds in Alabama and Mississippi are about the safest fish you can eat and they are very delicious. They are not at all like muddy tasting river catfish. You must not be from the South.

But from now on, be careful what you buy. Just because it says “Delta Raised Catfish” doesn’t mean it comes from the Mississippi Delta.


31 posted on 03/13/2011 3:36:35 PM PDT by NotTallTex
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To: NotTallTex

People should have a choice of what they want to buy, it just ought to be labeled correctly. If someone wants to buy catfish from overseas, that is their business. Restricting trade hurts everyone, especially the poor.


32 posted on 03/13/2011 7:17:14 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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