Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Lighting Ceremony



Children from across the nation read their award-winning essays on the meaning of  Ronald McDonald during the National Big Mac lighting ceremony at the White House. The Mac Festival of Lights began Wednesday with the first lighting of the Big M. (Dec. 1)

Critics of the ceremony and promotion of one burger over others pointed to the inordinate influence of the American McDonald's Policy Action Committee and the infiltration of our government by mac firsters.

ADL spokesman Abe Macman was quick to respond calling the charges anti-macitic and urging Congress to pass laws against such hate speech.

"It's an insult to the first 6 million sold," Macman was quoted as saying.

11 comments:

  1. I thought that the first six million got McFried because the McOven wasn't set for grilling McBullshit.

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  2. Is this part of Michelle's healthy children initiative? UGH

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  3. It's a rather incredible video, although it doesn't surprise me. Here in America they light Menorahs in front of the White House while over in Israel they burn New Testaments:

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/orthodox-jewish-youths-burn-new-testaments-in-or-yehuda-1.246153

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  4. Found the secret. Blow tobacco smoke on them and they run away. Great fun.

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  5. Coincidence. I've just written about something similar.

    - Aangirfan

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  6. You thoughtless swine, you made bits of my chicken and vegetable pie come out my nose.

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  7. Blasphemy against Saint Ronald of the McDonald, our benevolent corporate pimp. ~Sparky the Clown~

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  8. Fed wants to strip a key protection for homeowners
    Published on 12-02-2010

    Source: McClatchy

    WASHINGTON — As Americans continue to lose their homes in record numbers, the Federal Reserve is considering making it much harder for homeowners to stop foreclosures and escape predatory home loans with onerous terms.

    The Fed's proposal to amend a 42-year-old provision of the federal Truth in Lending Act has angered labor, civil rights and consumer advocacy groups along with a slew of foreclosure defense attorneys.

    They're not only asking the Fed to withdraw the proposal, they also want any future changes to the law to be handled by the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which begins its work next year.

    In a letter to the Fed's Board of Governors, dozens of groups that oppose the measure, including the National Consumer Law Center, the NAACP and the Service Employees International Union, say the proposal is bad medicine at the wrong time.

    "At the depths of the worst foreclosure crisis since the Great Depression, we are surprised that the Fed has proposed rules that would eviscerate the primary protection homeowners currently have to escape abusive loans and avoid foreclosure: the extended right of rescission."

    Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/12/01/104568/fed-wants-to-strip-a-key-protection.html#ixzz171H0X9ek

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  9. More TSA misery as wheelchair- bound woman in lingerie gets hour-long search and misses flight

    By Daily Mail Reporter
    Last updated at 3:09 PM on 2nd December 2010

    A 52-year-old wheelchair-bound woman was hand searched for over an hour at the Oklahoma City airport even though she was already stripped to her bra and underwear.

    The lengthy ordeal caused the blonde passenger to miss her flight.

    Disabled Tammy Banovac arrived at the airport for a flight to Phoenix on Tuesdsay morning clad only in a trench coat, which she removed for security, over her black undergarments.

    Banovac chose to wear her underwear because of a nasty experience two weeks ago at airport security. She is typically hand-searched at airports because she uses a metal wheelchair

    The event was captured on video by a fellow passenger.

    Knowing her wheelchair would set off the metal detector, Banovac hoped to avoid an aggressive pat-down with her barely-there ensemble, accessorized with her white dog and a pearl necklace.

    She told a local paper that an uncomfortable airport search two weeks ago left her feeling violated and she had hoped to avoid a repeat situation.

    'If it happened anywhere else, it would have been sexual assault,' she told The Oklahoman of the previous search.

    An airport spokeswoman told a CBS affiliate that she had to be subjected to the pat-down because she refused to go through the metal detector at all.
    Banovac, 52, brought clothes with her to put on after she and her pet pooch cleared security


    Unfortunately for Banovac, security officers then detected traces of nitrates, which can be used to make explosives, on her wheelchair. She believes the traces may have been caused by some medication or a recent hunting trip.

    She then endured more than an hour of hand searches and questioning from officers, causing her to miss her flight.

    She went home and repeated the security process and pat-down on Wednesday, again in just her underwear.

    As no explosives were detected, she was able to make the plane to Phoenix.

    Ms Banovac's ordeal is the latest in a string of highly-publicized passenger encounters with TSA as the busy holidays approach.

    One woman reported she was humiliated after a body scanner showed her sanitary liner and led to a very personal underwear search by an officer.

    In Phoenix, a woman was held in a glass cage and says she was tormented by officers for an hour when she refused to put breast milk through the x-ray machine. Breast milk is supposedly exempt from x-ray by official TSA regulations.

    And it seems no one is spared the TSA's policies.

    Actor Mark Ruffalo revealed he is on a terror watch list for his support of an anti-drilling documentary and now gets extra TSA pat-downs every time he goes to an airport.

    And this week in Los Angeles the Black Peas singer Fergie was put through the so-called naked body scanner before a flight out to ensure she wasn't a threat to fellow passengers.

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  10. More TSA misery as wheelchair- bound woman in lingerie gets hour-long search and misses flight

    By Daily Mail Reporter

    A 52-year-old wheelchair-bound woman was hand searched for over an hour at the Oklahoma City airport even though she was already stripped to her bra and underwear.

    The lengthy ordeal caused the blonde passenger to miss her flight.

    Disabled Tammy Banovac arrived at the airport for a flight to Phoenix on Tuesdsay morning clad only in a trench coat, which she removed for security, over her black undergarments.

    Banovac chose to wear her underwear because of a nasty experience two weeks ago at airport security. She is typically hand-searched at airports because she uses a metal wheelchair

    Knowing her wheelchair would set off the metal detector, Banovac hoped to avoid an aggressive pat-down with her barely-there ensemble, accessorized with her white dog and a pearl necklace.

    She told a local paper that an uncomfortable airport search two weeks ago left her feeling violated and she had hoped to avoid a repeat situation.

    'If it happened anywhere else, it would have been sexual assault,' she told The Oklahoman of the previous search.

    An airport spokeswoman told a CBS affiliate that she had to be subjected to the pat-down because she refused to go through the metal detector at all.
    Banovac, 52, brought clothes with her to put on after she and her pet pooch cleared security

    Unfortunately for Banovac, security officers then detected traces of nitrates, which can be used to make explosives, on her wheelchair. She believes the traces may have been caused by some medication or a recent hunting trip.

    She then endured more than an hour of hand searches and questioning from officers, causing her to miss her flight.

    She went home and repeated the security process and pat-down on Wednesday, again in just her underwear.

    As no explosives were detected, she was able to make the plane to Phoenix.

    Ms Banovac's ordeal is the latest in a string of highly-publicized passenger encounters with TSA as the busy holidays approach.

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