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'They're coming after your doughnuts,' warns Rand Paul
Washington Examiner ^ | 11/12/13 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 11/12/2013 6:55:43 AM PST by theruleshavechanged

"They're coming after your doughnuts!" the Kentucky Republican said, referring to the Food and Drug Administration decision to ban trans fats.

Paul added that if the FDA was banning trans fats, the employees of the agency should be forced to get healthy themselves.

"I say we should line every one of them up. I want to see how skinny or how fat the FDA agents are that are making the rules on this," Paul said.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: doughnuts; fda; flotusmichelle; foodpolice; liberty; obesity; randpaul; teaparty
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Good idea!
1 posted on 11/12/2013 6:55:43 AM PST by theruleshavechanged
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To: theruleshavechanged
Oh yeah???


2 posted on 11/12/2013 6:57:59 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: theruleshavechanged

Time to store away some Voodoo Doughnuts!
http://voodoodoughnut.com/index.php


3 posted on 11/12/2013 6:58:13 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: theruleshavechanged

I could go with this if they would just go back to lard.


4 posted on 11/12/2013 6:58:29 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: theruleshavechanged

They can have my doughnut when they pry it from my cold dead hands...


5 posted on 11/12/2013 6:58:34 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Dr. Sivana

True dat.

I fear this will be a first step to eventual outlawing (or just taxing into oblivion!) all fats.

Lard based donuts were the best! I still remember Krispy Kreme donuts from the 1970’s. They don’t even taste the same now.


6 posted on 11/12/2013 7:00:02 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: theruleshavechanged
Hope someone is keeping track of all this BS so when we get 2016 the first thing the Republican president should do is by executive order reverse all this shi!
7 posted on 11/12/2013 7:00:45 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

The best donuts I ever had was when I was a kid, it was called Ted’s Dutch-Made Donuts on 6th street in Irving TX

When he retired, the donut world just crumbled.


8 posted on 11/12/2013 7:04:28 AM PST by GeronL
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To: Logical me

The Republicans never undo anything it seems.


9 posted on 11/12/2013 7:05:23 AM PST by GeronL
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To: theruleshavechanged

First it was trans fats, next it will be cis fats.


10 posted on 11/12/2013 7:08:30 AM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Take it to the idiots Rand! Where are the police unions when they are needed?


11 posted on 11/12/2013 7:11:15 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: theruleshavechanged
'They're coming after your doughnuts,' warns Rand Paul

There will be an exemption for police. They will be allowed to have full fat donuts.

12 posted on 11/12/2013 7:11:47 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: GeronL

The Republicans never undo anything it seems.”

Amen to that. They can start with taking the screw out of those stupid lightbulbs if they want to undo something.


13 posted on 11/12/2013 7:12:40 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: GeronL
I've got to watch my blood lipids and triglycerides as I have cardio-vascular problems. Haven't had a donut in, what, 15 years or so. Every now and then, I get a huge craving for one of those long john's with chocolate icing on the top and vanilla creme in the middle. The nearby Stan the DonutMan makes a long john with vanilla frosting on the inside. Memorable.

I'm sure beating heroin is tough but that long john must be up there. I swear, sometimes I hear it calling my name...

14 posted on 11/12/2013 7:12:48 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Dr. Sivana

Hormel puts out a lard product, I think. I’ve never used it preferring my transy Crisco.


15 posted on 11/12/2013 7:13:15 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: GeronL

Spudnuts...growing up kids would sell these on Saturday mornings, from their bicycles, door to door. 25¢ per waxed paper bag...still warm. Nothing better to watch cartoons by. Mom and Dad would leave the quarter on the entry table, before going to bed Friday night...so we wouldn’t wake them Saturday morning.


16 posted on 11/12/2013 7:15:59 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Lard is unhealthy, but it still makes the best baked goods.

A local Italian bakery used lard in its bread for years. The loaves were huge, light and airy. Today the bakery uses some kind of healthy fat. Now the loaves are smaller, denser and just don’t taste right.

Leave it to government to ruin a good thing.


17 posted on 11/12/2013 7:16:55 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: theruleshavechanged

They will outlaw doughnuts with the wrong amount of the wrong kind of fats for regular folks, but law enforcement will still get access to the high capacity doughnuts.


18 posted on 11/12/2013 7:17:27 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: Jane Long

never heard of them

sounds good


19 posted on 11/12/2013 7:18:34 AM PST by GeronL
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To: Black Agnes

Beef fat-fried French fries from Mickey D’s in the 70s! To die for! Now, not so much.


20 posted on 11/12/2013 7:19:28 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

I haven’t eaten mickeyd’s fries in nearly 20 years. Greasy and nasty now. Not worth the calorie or carb expenditure.


21 posted on 11/12/2013 7:20:12 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: fatnotlazy
Lard is unhealthy

Is it really?

22 posted on 11/12/2013 7:20:46 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: theruleshavechanged

The Statists think they want lean Americans. They haven’t thought it all the way through:

“Let me have men about me that are fat,
Sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights.
Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look,
He thinks too much; such men are dangerous.”
- Julius Caesar Act 1, scene 2


23 posted on 11/12/2013 7:21:05 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I need to lose weight but.... I have no will power...

I know there are leftover Doritos...


24 posted on 11/12/2013 7:21:42 AM PST by GeronL
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To: All

Here’s a simple, quick way to make a passable doughnut:

I can canned biscuit

Sugar

Cinnamon

Melt some lard of use liquid oil in a (preferable) cast iron skillet—other skillets will work, though. Oil should be about 3/4 inches deep.

Make a mixture of cinnamon and sugar, and set aside.

Get grease in skillet hot, but not smoking.

Take one biscuit and poke a hole in the middle with your finger.

Drop into the hot oil—careful not to splash the hot oil on yourself.

Continue with the rest of the biscuits.

As each biscuit is browned, remove from oil, drain on paper towels, and roll in the cinnamon, sugar mix.

Enjoy while they’re hot!

Health food at it’s best!


25 posted on 11/12/2013 7:32:32 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: fatnotlazy

Where do you get your nutritional education - government propaganda from the 80s? Why not at least use 21st century propaganda to keep yourself informed?


26 posted on 11/12/2013 7:33:37 AM PST by impimp
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To: miss marmelstein

The hormel lard is heavily processed and just plain nasty. Pure leaf lard is very different. I recommend prairiepridepork.com


27 posted on 11/12/2013 7:33:40 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: theruleshavechanged

That’s a bridge too far.


28 posted on 11/12/2013 7:35:35 AM PST by McGruff (Obama lied. Period!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

How about this place:

http://www.thedrunkindonut.com


29 posted on 11/12/2013 7:38:42 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: MrB; impimp
Lard is animal fat and animal fat clogs the arteries.

But hey, unlike Moochelle and the other communists in the nanny state, I believe what you eat and how much should be your decision, and the busybodies should butt out.

30 posted on 11/12/2013 8:31:49 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

” animal fat clogs the arteries”

and whole grains are good for you, I suppose?

What I mean is, I question this “common knowledge”.


31 posted on 11/12/2013 8:34:58 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: theruleshavechanged
"They're coming after your doughnuts!"

"Them's fightin' words, mister!"

32 posted on 11/12/2013 8:36:19 AM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: MrB

I don’t know what is the common knowledge...which is why I rely on a registered dietitian and my cardiologist for advice.


33 posted on 11/12/2013 8:52:30 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

I understand that they are supposed to be experts on this - but how were THEY trained?
We often find out that dietary information that we’ve accepted from these experts is wrong and dangerous.


34 posted on 11/12/2013 8:59:47 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: GeronL

Mainstream Republicans are just as addicted to power as the Dems are.


35 posted on 11/12/2013 9:00:34 AM PST by Pecos (Kritarchy: government by the judges)
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To: fatnotlazy
I don’t know what is the common knowledge...which is why I rely on a registered dietitian and my cardiologist for advice.

I think there are a lot of things Doctors still don't know about the human condition. I've been battling the lipids. I do 5 hours per week aerobic and anaerobic exercise, I follow the Mediterranean diet to the letter (which means virtually no animal fats, sodium or refined sugars in my case) and my numbers are still too high. I just went on Lipitor a couple of weeks ago. I'm just can't be a vegetarian.

36 posted on 11/12/2013 9:24:20 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: theruleshavechanged

37 posted on 11/12/2013 9:38:35 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: MrB

38 posted on 11/12/2013 9:47:18 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: theruleshavechanged
I'd be really, really happy if someone invented a healthy donut. Life would be simpler for us pure-foods people if trans fats were abolished. To make do, I roll healthy all-fruit jelly in whole wheat bread and top with some sugar.

That being said, Rand Paul is correct. Labeling is the impoirtant tool for people who want to know what they eat. Beyond that, it's up to people to decide. I just don't want to have to subsidize their health care.

39 posted on 11/12/2013 9:53:14 AM PST by grania
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To: theruleshavechanged

Lets see, abortion until birth, drugs, and sexual deviancy are the only three things the left thinks should be a “right” and is the mark of freedom. Everything else from speech, property rights, gun rights, and now what you eat should be controlled by the big nanny state?

Big Government, Big Business, and Big Labor = Socialism.


40 posted on 11/12/2013 9:54:15 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: MrB

Just how long ago was it any/all parts of an egg were ‘taboo’?? Science has a LONG way to go to truly define how the body works, let alone how it works in every fashion. IE: There are no ‘experts’

Until then, I’ll follow this old, sage advice ‘too much of any one thing is bad, OK.’


41 posted on 11/12/2013 9:58:45 AM PST by i_robot73 (Give me one example and I will show where gov't is the root of the problem(s).)
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To: theruleshavechanged

If you like your donuts, you can keep your donuts. Period.


42 posted on 11/12/2013 9:59:57 AM PST by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker

Barak Obama, “If you like your doughnuts,
you can keep the holes...”.


43 posted on 11/12/2013 10:01:42 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: IamConservative
Unfortunately, for many no amount of exercise or healthy eating will bring the cholesterol numbers down to normal. Mine is hereditary from both sides of the family and yes, I take Lipitor too. But if I had continued all my bad habits, I'd be a lot worse. In fact, I was worse. I had a cardiac arrest in 2008. Not exactly looking forward to doing that again soon.
44 posted on 11/12/2013 10:30:03 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Durus

Thanks for the tip!


45 posted on 11/12/2013 10:57:49 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: MrB
Well, my cardiologist is board certified, educated at several universities in the US and overseas, and recognized as pre-eminent in his field. The dietitian is registered with particular expertise in diabetes and heart disease. I like both because they are traditionalists. They don't embrace every dietary fad that comes down the pike — at least until new ideas are actually proven.

I prefer to rely on the professionals who know me and my personal and family history than some guy who is just trying to sell a book. Just because the author had “Dr.” in front of his name doesn't mean he knows what's best for me.

46 posted on 11/12/2013 10:58:34 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: tet68

I’m listening to a guy that’s giving historical events for years corresponding to his show numbers, he’s in the 1200’s now.

There are historical people typically living 80 years or more, in keeping with the “modern” lifespan. They weren’t dying at 30 yrs old like we’ve been led to believe.


47 posted on 11/12/2013 10:59:18 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: fatnotlazy

“cholesterol numbers down to normal”

several inherent assumptions in this phrase.
Can you spot them?


48 posted on 11/12/2013 11:00:30 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: IamConservative
I don’t know what is the common knowledge...which is why I rely on a registered dietitian and my cardiologist for advice.

Common knowledge is often based on what the Dr says, and is often wrong. Your cardiologist was probably telling folks to go to polyunsaturated fats not long ago, and today the light oils are now suspect. Some doctors give out statins like candy, others have figured out that cholesterol numbers do not correlate with heart trouble, and that merely forcing the number downs benefits pharma but not the patient. The side effects of statins are ugly, and the benefits questionable.

The Australian Broadcasting company did a report on this issue:

Heart of the Matter Part 1 - Dietary Villains

Heart of the Matter Part 2 - Cholesterol Drug War

49 posted on 11/12/2013 11:11:16 AM PST by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I could go with this if they would just go back to lard


You made me remember...

Vincent LaGuardia Gambini (My Cousin Vinnie) [as the cook puts a big blob of lard on the stove]

“Excuse me, you guys down here hear about the ongoing cholesterol problem in the country?”


50 posted on 11/12/2013 1:28:35 PM PST by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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