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04 Mar 2011 12:26


Biz: “The Other White Meat” no more: Pork wants you to “Be Inspired”

  • In terms of slogans we can get behind, we probably shouldn’t list slogans that make us think of Chicago songs, and the National Pork Board’s new slogan does. It’s as needed. Peter Cetera didn’t die for sins quite that egregious (in fact he’s still alive). As for the reasoning – the pork folks are done with pretending people will go with pork over chicken. So they’re trying to reach the 82 million Americans who already eat pork rinds. Yum. source

25 Jan 2011 22:00


Politics: Earmarks: Obama promises to veto all pork

  • NO Obama won’t sign any bills with earmarks in ’em source

10 Nov 2010 10:36


Politics: Republicans fight amongst themselves over killing earmarks

  • agree House Republican leaders want a moratorium on earmarks in the next Congressional cycle. Jim “started the recession” DeMint and other Senators also want them.
  • disagree Many Republicans, however, disagree, arguing that it wouldn’t actually save money. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is one of those guys. source

11 Jun 2010 01:05


Biz: “The Other White Meat” not doin’ it for pork anymore (Bonus: Pork porn!)

  • The above photo is linked to the “Media Photo Collections” page on, the pork industry’s site promoting their product of choice. There are literally hundreds of photos of pork – slathered, simmered, covered in marinade, begging to be eaten. It’s literally the most pornographic non-porn site we’ve ever run across. If only their slogan had the same effect. But at the National Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa (really), the industry is concerned that the slogan no longer has teeth, and it needs a new one. May we recommend “not recommended by PETA”? Seems like it’d be effective, right? source

28 Mar 2010 10:59


Biz: What’s for dinner? Chicken is up there with beef nowadays

Pork, a firm number two for years, has now been relegated to number three. Turkey’s seeing a rise in popularity, too. We don’t see tempeh on this chart. source

28 Feb 2010 10:21


Politics: The “first” tea partier doesn’t fit the traditional tea party mold

This girl right here, Keli Carender, is commonly credited as being first to the Tea Party. Really? We thought Rick Santelli was the first. source

14 Jul 2009 08:43


U.S.: Bridge to Nowhere II: The government pays for empty flights in Alaska

  • $173 million in funds for rural small plane rides source

30 May 2009 16:34


30 Apr 2009 21:13


Biz, U.S.: OK, so someone doesn’t like the name “swine flu.”

  • The real issue is that anything is bad now because producers for the past 19 months have already lost money. On average they’ve lost about $20 a pig. So even if they lose $2 more, it’s hard on them.
  • Dave Warner • Communications director for the National Pork Producers Council, on how the “inaccurate” name for the flu strain, swine flu, has already hurt their industry. Swine flu, they say, is a combination of swine and human flu strains that you can’t get through eating pork. WHO has heard their criticism and changed the name to H1N1, but it’s terrible. So whatever. • source

11 Mar 2009 10:10


U.S.: If you’re wondering why Obama wants to kill pork, here’s why

  • $410 billion size of the spending bill Obama has on his desk
  • 9,000 earmarks amount of pork the bill has; good thing he’s not vegetarian source