Thursday, April 22, 2010

When It Rains It Pours

I've posted before on this growing movement to rid us of the devastating scourge of the white powder, crystals actually, that is, are you ready, table salt. Call it "The Saline Solution." When I first commented, the insanity was confined to the boroughs of reliably goofy Gotham City. But now, unfortunately, it seems the hysteria has spread to our nation's capital. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut) (In a story like this could anything be more sure than that a "D" would follow each of their names?) have written letters to the Food and Drug Administration urging it to immediately avert this "public health crisis" by strictly reducing the amount of salt allowed in processed food.

What's next? Can we expect in short order the spectacle of the CEO of Morton Salt being hauled before the appropriate Congressional Committee, with him sheepishly pleading his Fifth Amendment rights on the advice of counsel. What choice does he have? He does represent BIG SALT after all. BIG SALT, you know, the one with the iconic image of the little girl, umbrella in hand, spilling the evil white dust on the street for unsuspecting children like herself to scoop up and sprinkle on their french fries. It's criminal I tell ya! Or it ought to be!

Aaahhhhhh!!!!!! (Primal scream) These people come not only come from a different party, they come from a different planet. In anything like a just or sane America, an act of this nature would not only assure their electoral defeat, it would also inspire in their respective states a movement for their immediate recall out of a genuine sense of collective embarrassment.

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