Skip to comments.'They're coming after your doughnuts,' warns Rand Paul
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.
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Time to store away some Voodoo Doughnuts!
I could go with this if they would just go back to lard.
They can have my doughnut when they pry it from my cold dead hands...
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.
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.
The Republicans never undo anything it seems.
First it was trans fats, next it will be cis fats.
Take it to the idiots Rand! Where are the police unions when they are needed?
There will be an exemption for police. They will be allowed to have full fat donuts.
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.
I'm sure beating heroin is tough but that long john must be up there. I swear, sometimes I hear it calling my name...
Hormel puts out a lard product, I think. I’ve never used it preferring my transy Crisco.
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.
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.
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.
never heard of them
Beef fat-fried French fries from Mickey D’s in the 70s! To die for! Now, not so much.
I haven’t eaten mickeyd’s fries in nearly 20 years. Greasy and nasty now. Not worth the calorie or carb expenditure.
Is it really?
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
I need to lose weight but.... I have no will power...
I know there are leftover Doritos...
Here’s a simple, quick way to make a passable doughnut:
I can canned biscuit
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!
Where do you get your nutritional education - government propaganda from the 80s? Why not at least use 21st century propaganda to keep yourself informed?
The hormel lard is heavily processed and just plain nasty. Pure leaf lard is very different. I recommend prairiepridepork.com
That’s a bridge too far.
How about this place:
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.
” animal fat clogs the arteries”
and whole grains are good for you, I suppose?
What I mean is, I question this “common knowledge”.
"Them's fightin' words, mister!"
I don’t know what is the common knowledge...which is why I rely on a registered dietitian and my cardiologist for advice.
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.
Mainstream Republicans are just as addicted to power as the Dems are.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
If you like your donuts, you can keep your donuts. Period.
Barak Obama, “If you like your doughnuts,
you can keep the holes...”.
Thanks for the tip!
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.
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.
“cholesterol numbers down to normal”
several inherent assumptions in this phrase.
Can you spot them?
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:
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?”