Mayor Bloomberg’s War on Obesity

New Yorker CoverNew York mayor Michael Bloomberg has declared war on obesity.  The opening salvo was banning the sale of “Super-Sized” or “Big Gulp” sugared sodas.  It hardly needs pointing out that pfpfp is completely opposed to this move.  Contrary to Mayor Bloomberg’s opinion, we believe there is not enough obesity.  More obesity means more, earlier deaths means fewer people.  What’s not to like?

The New Yorker cover above nails it pretty well.

 

Another Fashion Travesty From the Wall Street Journal

Another fashion travesty from the Wall Street Journal.  The June 7 “Personal Journal” section features a story about aloha shirts.  Most folks know what these are: large, airy, comfortable, always including bright patterns.  Tropical, in fact.  The classic Hawaii tourist joint Hilo Hattie’s still carries them:

Hilo Hattie Genuine Aloha Shirt
Hilo Hattie Genuine Aloha Shirt

But now we are told the “new, improved” shirts are “slimmer and more modern:”

Wall Street Journal Aloha Shirt Travesty
Wall Street Journal Aloha Shirt Travesty

News flash: Hawai’ians are big.  Not “slim,” not “modern.”  Big.  Aloha shirts are supposed to cover a Hawaiian, not some underfed Wall Street Journal reporter.  Even though we at pfpfp support starvation, using Aloha shirts to promote it is a travesty.

 

Depressing News About Runaway Cars

Accelerator Assembly, 2007 Toyota
Accelerator Assembly, 2007 Toyota

Today’s New York Times brought depressing news about runaway cars. The  Business section had an article about a proposed rule that would require “all new cars and trucks to have a brake-throttle override system, giving drivers the ability to step on the brake to stop the car if the accelerator pedal sticks or malfunctions.”  In other words, the regulators are trying to save lives.  That goal is the opposite of everything pfpfp stands for.

But there is a ray of hope.  A few paragraphs down, we find this:

“Brake override systems, part of the software in a vehicle’s on-board computercut the throttle when the brake pedal is pushed. The systems give the brakes precedence if a driver steps on both pedals simultaneously or if the accelerator is already depressed when the brake is applied.”

All the evidence points to driver failure in most of the runaway car cases.  Whenever investigators bother to look at the car’s on-board computer, they discover that most of the time the driver did not touch the brakes.  Instead, drivers press the accelerator harder as they mistakenly believe they are pressing the brake.  The brake override systems only work if someone actually presses the brake.  So, like most of the rules coming out of Washington, this new requirement will increase costs with negligible benefits.

A New Bacon Tool to Inhibit Population Growth

Bacon, Bacon, Bacon
Bacon, Bacon, Bacon

Justin and Dave, the co-founders of the site Everything Should Taste Like Bacon, have introduced a new tool to inhibit population growth.  At pfpfp.org, we are excited to introduce our reader(s?) to this innovation.  We could describe it, but let’s just say if this doesn’t inhibit your desire for sex, nothing will.  Click here if you’re brave enough.

Pfpfp.org salutes JDFoods.com, Justin, Dave, and the brave women that assisted in development of this fine new product.

Fast and Furious Scandal Continues to do a Great Job

The operation Fast and Furious scandal continues to do a great job of reducing population.  Fast and Furious was the U.S. Department of Justice program that gave guns to Mexican drug dealers in a failed attempt to trace said dealers.  Result: no drug dealers caught, many more guns in Mexico.  Perhaps this is the Obama administration’s approach to U.S. gun control: export the guns to other countries.  Oh, wait, I forgot the <sarcasm> tag.

Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta
Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta

Now comes the latest travesty, courtesy of the Los Angeles Times.  From their March 19 story:

“Federal agents stopped the main target of the ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious in May 2010. After they questioned him, he disappeared back into Mexico, and the program went on to spiral out of control.

Detained for questioning that day in May 2010, Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta described to agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosiveshis close association with a top Mexican drug cartel member, according to documents obtained this weekend by the Times/Tribune Washington Bureau.

The top Fast and Furious investigator, Special Agent Hope MacAllister, scribbled her phone number on a $10 bill after he pledged to cooperate and keep in touch with investigators.

Then Celis-Acosta disappeared into Mexico. He never called.”

What a surprise.  We applaud the U.S. Department of Justice and Attorney General Eric Holder for their ongoing contributions to population reduction.