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Democrat mayor says healthy food is “the new patriotism”.

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By See-Dubya  •  June 27, 2008 02:45 PM

One nation, under arugula:

As part of the effort to make the August 25-28 convention the greenest ever, the Democrats’ guidelines for food catering include one that strikes at the heart of Southern cuisine: no fried food.

No fried chicken. No fried catfish. No fried green tomatoes. No fried okra. No fried anything.

In promoting healthy eating habits, the Democratic guidelines say every meal should be nutritious and include “at least three of the following colors: red, green, yellow, purple/blue and white.”

“It’s the new patriotism,”
says Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, the driving force behind the greening of the Democratic convention.

So it’s not merely a ban on fried food–it’s affirmative action for food! As I said yesterday, they’re patriotic, it’s just…a different kind of patriotism.

Not surprisingly, Mayor Hickenlooper’s already been causing trouble for the Dems with his foolish pronouncement that every bit of merchandise at the Denver convention must be organic and union-made.

The host committee for the Democratic National Convention wanted 15,000 fanny packs for volunteers. But they had to be made of organic cotton. By unionized labor. In the USA.

Official merchandiser Bob DeMasse scoured the country. His weary conclusion: “That just doesn’t exist.”

Ditto for the baseball caps. “We have a union cap or an organic cap,” Mr. DeMasse says. “But we don’t have a union-organic offering.”

Much of the hand-wringing can be blamed on Denver’s Democratic mayor, John Hickenlooper, who challenged his party and his city to “make this the greenest convention in the history of the planet.”

As I’m fond of saying, those of a libertarian bent should listen up: social conservatives might be nosing around in your bedroom and your basement where you’ve got the grow-lights and the Pink Floyd posters, but the totalitarian green left is sticking its nose in every dad-gum room in your house. They regulate the permissible flow of water in your toilet. They regulate the air freshener you can spray after you use it. They mandate a mercury-filled ugly light bulb in every socket. They’re all over your car and your gun cabinet and your garbage can and now your kitchen. They’re in your radio, dumping the Fairness Doctrine all over what you’re permitted to hear. And now we see they care about the stuff in your refrigerator and they care how you cook it.

They have an opinion on everything (which is fine, I’ve been accused of that myself) and they’re willing to back up every last one of them with the force of the state. It’s to save the planet, you understand, so it’s okay.

Guess what, comrades…you can have my fried okra when you pull it from my cold, dead, greasy fingers.
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{Post by See-Dubya. Hat tip to LGF.}

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