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The Food Nazis Want To Ban Salt Now

By Wyatt Earp | March 11, 2010


This story has me really bent. I adore salt. I put in on almost everything, even though almost every food is chock full of it. And now some jackass politician wants to take it away because he thinks its use is harmful to me? Screw you, pal!

Protein Wisdom has the asshattery:

MYFOXNY.COM – Some New York City chefs and restaurant owners are taking aim at a bill introduced in the New York Legislature that, if passed, would ban the use of salt in restaurant cooking.

“No owner or operator of a restaurant in this state shall use salt in any form in the preparation of any food for consumption by customers of such restaurant, including food prepared to be consumed on the premises of such restaurant or off of such premises,” the bill, A. 10129, states in part.

The legislation, which Assemblyman Felix Ortiz , D-Brooklyn, introduced on March 5, would fine restaurants $1,000 for each violation.

Exactly how is one to bake ANY kind of bread, roll, pie crust, or cake without salt? And I guess if restaurants can’t serve bread that takes care of the problem of ever offering butter, too.

The next thing you know, they’re banning cooking oil, sugar, and flour. Where does it end?

Ya know, I probably wouldn’t attend a Tea Party, and I most likely wouldn’t participate in a mass demonstration, but if they take away my salt, I will start the Second American Revolution myself! This I vow.

Topics: Snarkasm | 18 Comments »

18 Responses to “The Food Nazis Want To Ban Salt Now”

  1. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    March 11th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    If you’re a salt junkie, switch to kosher or sea salt. Because of its fine grain a single teaspoon of table salt contains more salt than a tablespoon of kosher or sea salt.

    I bake my own bread and pies, without salt that would be impossible. I think government needs to stay the hell out of the kitchen. The amount of salt in a pie shell is so miniscule, it would probably be better to declare war on Chili’s Awesome Blossom (the fried onion app), that has 2,710 calories and 6,360 mg sodium. Now, that should be illegal.

  2. minuteman26 Says:
    March 11th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Lots pf luck trying to enforce this if infact it does pass. Might be a few lynchings.

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    March 11th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Mrs. Crankipants – I should stay away from them but Herr’s has Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt potato chips. They’re Heaven!

    Minuteman26 – Or a few empty restaurants.

  4. Crazy Politico Says:
    March 11th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    The nannies just want to protect you from those evil chef’s. Hell, those chefs are probably getting kick backs from doctors for causing your heart disease with their salt. /sarcasm.

  5. Crusty Says:
    March 11th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    “Conditioning” to accept “Solent Green”. When B O’s healthcare goes through we got to get rid of the buildup of senior carcasses. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Specter, Byrd, Reed, Pelosi stew fed to the Gitmo terrorists………….. oh! …….. excuse me, detainees

  6. Raptor Says:
    March 11th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    If this goes nationwide, then I’m right there with you Wyatt! Load ‘n’ Lock!

  7. John A Says:
    March 11th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Every parent/guardian who does not live within forty miles of an ocean should write to this eedjut.

    Yep. See the word “iodized” on the salt sold at the market? To prevent thyroid problems, coupled with ease of distribution and essentially universal use, a form of iodine is added to salt – Federal law. Most “sea salt” can bypass this law because it already has iodine in it.

    Hypertension? If you already have the problem, a reduction MAY help blood pressure – or not: depends what else is going on. And salt has only been shown to be able to CAUSE hypertension in a small percentage of people with a specific and not very common genetic background. Think hemophilia.

  8. Randal Graves Says:
    March 11th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Just take the salt off of the tables. There’s already too much salt in most restaurant food anyway. no need to add more; enjoy the taste of the food not just a handful of sodium.

    Lazy cooks use too much salt.

  9. Jon Brooks Says:
    March 11th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Maybe we should do to N.Y.S. Legislator Building, what the Romans did to Carthage. Minus all the rape, pillage and murder of course, then all the salt we aren’t allowed to use could be plowed into the soil and ruins, so nothing ever grows there again. Hell the exercise and lack of salt would be good for the system.

  10. Randal Graves Says:
    March 11th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    And, unfortunately John A., sea salt does not contain high concentrations of iodine, so if you switch to sea salt, look to take something to replace your lack of iodine.

  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    March 12th, 2010 at 7:52 am

    CP – I’ll bet they’re eeeeevil Republican chefs, too.

    Crusty – I’d like to see Specter go away to the salt mines.

    Raptor – Hell, I put salt on my cereal! Heh.

    John A – They’ll just put iodine droppers on every table. Problem solved. /sarc

    Jon – Salt the Earth. Yeah, that’s a good idea for New York. At least in Harlem, where this politician is from.

    Randal – Just a teaspoonful a day can make your issues go away! (I’m kidding, people. Don’t try that.)

  12. Jon Brooks Says:
    March 12th, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Randall is right. I also think this possibly links to another
    deep undercover plot to kill us off slowly and painfully.
    In the event of a terrorist nuke planted in NYC the surviviors will have recieved a rather extreme dose of radiation in the interim. If our iodine levels are lowered by lack of iodine from legislation that outlaws us eating salt, that will mean more deaths from thyroid cancer and other problems related to radiation and lack of iodine in the thyroid.
    Those dastardly Dems have stuck again.

  13. miriam Says:
    March 12th, 2010 at 10:39 am

    The government has already ruled that carbon dioxide is a deadly pollutant, so why not salt? Why not food? If they made food illegal, it would sove a lot of our health insurance problems. Dead people don’t need health insurance.

  14. richard mcenroe Says:
    March 12th, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Unleavened loaves and bitter herbs. Our leaders have spoken.

  15. Wyatt Earp Says:
    March 12th, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Jon – Like politicians are bright enough to hatch such a scheme.

    Miriam – And we’d be a much thinner nation!

    Richard – As long as they don’t outlaw . . .

  16. Crusty Says:
    March 12th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    But Wyatt, No salt what about the South American butteryflies. “Save the flies use salt” These freaking liberals are destroying the environment

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  18. Wyatt Earp Says:
    March 13th, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Crusty – And the economy, and the unemployment, and the country . . .