The Eggnog Gestapo

Suitable outrage:

Somewhere in the vast array of federal rules and regulations — the 10,000 Commandments — is one specifying the minimum of milk fat that eggnog shall contain. Did the men who fought at Lexington and Concord do so in order to set up a new regime that would manage their lives on this level? King George III would never have dreamed of such imperious behavior. Is there nothing too trivial for the federal government to micromanage?

Apparently not. That we put up with this is an indication of how far we’ve fallen from American ideals.

7 thoughts on “The Eggnog Gestapo

  1. Fenster314

    Managing eggnog isn’t important. Putting as many jobs on the fed payroll as possible is. Which begs the question, what’s better, low cost electronics/cars or a nanny government in your pants?

  2. wodun

    This might soon change to what the maximum ammount of fat eggnog can have and we might not have real.eggnog ever again.

  3. Bilwick

    “King George III would never have dreamed of such imperious behavior. ” Reminds me of something the conservative Erik von Kuehnnelt-Leddhin once said: that Louis XIV, at the height of his power, could not have levied an income tax; could never have prohibited the sale of alcoholic beverages; or conscripted a single individual into his army; but the modern democratic State can and has done all these things and more.

  4. Fletcher Christian

    Perhaps if megacorporations weren’t disposed to put synthetic garbage into their concoctions, and disguise the fact that there are no real ingredients in them, this sort of regulation wouldn’t be necessary in the first place. Why does eggnog need to have yellow dye in it, for example?

    Food adulteration is a real, and continuing, problem. Perhaps the real answer is to make corporate executives consume the rubbish they sell to us peons?

    1. Bilwick

      “Food adulteration is a real, and continuing, problem. Perhaps the real answer is to make corporate executives consume the rubbish they sell to us peons?”

      Or: just don’t buy the stuff.

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