for I was naked and you clothed me ...
By Diogenes (articles ) | December 01, 2009 9:19 AM
When a small church comes to the Bowery Mission bearing fried chicken with trans fat, unwittingly breaking the law, they’re told “thank you.” Then workers quietly chuck the food, mission director Tom Bastile said.
“It’s always hard for us to do,” Bastile said. “We know we have to do it.”
Lines at soup kitchens are up by 21 percent this year, according to a NYC Coalition Against Hunger report released yesterday. The city’s law banishing trans fat took effect in July 2008 and touched everyone with Health Department food licenses -- including emergency food providers.
Sorry, no exceptions allowed.
This is our well-fed liberals' notion of essential nutrition. We're told that it's morally imperative to put the same folks in charge of essential health care. Can't wait.
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Posted by: rpp -
Dec. 01, 2009 11:46 PM ET USA
And what is the penalty for violating this particular law? It might actually be worth the fine. Will a person be held accountable by God for violating an unjust civil law?
Posted by: DrJazz -
Dec. 01, 2009 5:38 PM ET USA
C'mon now, Gil. Surely you must remember Patrick Henry's great line: "Give me non-hydrogenated oils or give me death." No? Our would-be nannies have just decided that death is cheaper, that's all!
Posted by: Gil125 -
Dec. 01, 2009 3:59 PM ET USA
I know liberals don't think the same way I do, but it seems to me that trans fats are better than no fats at all.