We Need More Government Intervention!
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - Save & Share - 3 Comments

Today’s strip at “Arlo & Janis”:http://www.comiczone.com/comics/arlonjanis/index.html demonstartes two of my biggest issues with the Americanization of Mexican food (more commonly referred to as tex-mex.)


The government needs to step in and regulate the tex-mex industry in two fashions.

# Chips and Salsa should limited to a single “basket”:http://www.acemart.com/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=AM&Product_Code=AAARBP1&Category_Code=C8-3-3 no larger than 10″l. x 7″w. x 3″d. for every two people at a table (rounded up, of course).
# Portion sizes should be regulated to healthy meal size as determined by the FDA.

As a liberal, I distrust and detest the concept of personal responsibility in our society and I feel that it’s high time Congress save me from myself!

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3 Responses to “We Need More Government Intervention!”

Comment from jank
Time August 20, 2003 at 11:54 am

Healthy meal size based on what person size? This could require resturants to gather intensely personal information on their clients, which could be a violation of their civil rights. Overweight people (People of Mass) would be discouraged from going to these resturants, reducing their ability to associate, and further socially stigmatizing them.

Or, if meal size based on an ‘Average’ sized person, People of Mass would not get the required nutrition to maintain their stately physique. Their right to maintain their body type would be infringed upon.

Plus, such a move would be a blatant attack at Canine Americans. No longer would delicious cheese, grease, rice, and beans feature prominently in their diet, further placing them under the thumbs of their caretakers, and reducing their quality of life.

Finally, the effects of such regulation would only serve to further enrich resturanteurs and greedy corporate drones. Prices, no doubt, would remain the same, while less raw material would be required to go into each meal. Kitchen staffs would be slashed, leading to widespread unemployment among those most dependent on meager wages. Family farmers would no longer have as much demand for fresh tomatoes, peppers, and tasty, tasty beef, furthering the incorporation of this most American of traditions. The decrease in farm production will remove a valuable sink for atmospheric carbon, further exacerbating global warming.

This is obviously an effort by the Republican Legislature to take popular sentiment and use it to actually hurt the people. They’re obviously taking marching orders directly from the White House and Tom DeLay by attacking that most Texan of institutions, the symbol of cross-border cooperation that is the gut-buster.

Stand up to corporate oppression! We must stop this effort by George Bush to discriminate against Americans of Mass, Canine Americans, kitchen workers, and family farmers, this terrible plan which will lead to further environmental ruin. Don’t believe the Republican lies.

Comment from jank
Time August 20, 2003 at 11:57 am

Oh, and mmmmmm… Burritos

Comment from Becky
Time August 20, 2003 at 1:58 pm

Gluttony is the last true American freedom — we must unite to protect it! I’ll see everyone at Nuevo Leon at 7!

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