Friday, May 23, 2008

NEWSFLASH: DNC Convention Banning Fried Foods...

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is obviously disappointed as he was looking forward to his Freedom Fries....

This is what it looks like when the Dems are eating themselves....

The U. S. Democratic Party finds itself in an amusing quandary as its national convention, scheduled to begin on Aug. 25 in Denver, approaches. The Denver Post reported on Sunday that local caterers are having trouble adhering to environmental and health guidelines laid down by the host committee on the party's behalf.

A request for proposals obtained by the Colorado paper indicates that fried foods will be banned, that all meals must be served on reusable or recyclable plates and that no individual plastic containers for drinks will be allowed.

But the trickiest part is the rule that everything on the table must be locally or organically grown. "We all want to source locally," says one exasperated caterer, "but we're in Colorado. The growing season is short (cuz it's fucking cold--ed). It's dry here. And I question the feasibility of that." Another potential bidder observed that green sourcing rules sometimes forced them into counterintuitive choices. Would it be "better" to order compostable cornstarch cutlery, even if it had to be delivered from an Asian factory?

If the Democrats were serious about eating green, they could surely just have some army cooks make a few thousand quarts of nice healthy lentil stew for everybody. What they want is credit for environmental rigour without sacrificing their bourgeois right to fine dining. And if they have to waste a certain amount of energy, effort and money, so be it. Unfortunately, waste is waste, and the ethical complexities of eating green can't simply be shrugged off.

Thanks for helping to increase my carbon footprint you ignorant idiots.

The story is here->


H/T Weasel Zippers

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