Americans Really Are Dumb

The New York Times is reporting this morning that, “The New York City Board of Health voted yesterday to adopt the nation’s first major municipal ban on the use of all but tiny amounts of artificial trans fats in restaurant cooking, a move that would radically transform the way food is prepared in thousands of restaurants, from McDonald’s to fashionable bistros to Chinese take-outs. Some experts said the measure, which is widely opposed by the restaurant industry, would be a model for other cities.”

Boy, I sure am glad that city governments are stepping up to the plate to protect their citizens from trans fats. We should probably just go ahead and make it a federal mandate that all American cities adopt. That is surely what our founding fathers had in mind when they were creating our government. Saving us from the fried turkeys of the world.

Americans really are dumb.

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3 comments

  • what’s dumb? having solved the societal problems of poverty, crime, homelessness, hunger, drug abuse, etc. NYC has simply moved on to the next totally logical evil that needs fighting. Go NYC!
    Your government… protecting you from yourself. With your money. the American Way.

  • finally a place where I can be as stoopid as I want and others will accommodate me. now if we just raised the minimum wage to 100$/hr we’d all be rich and skinny…

  • It is so very American, isn’t it? here, i will hand over all control and funding, just make me skinny!

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