Category Archives: Food and drink

Killing The USSR

Forget nukes. Forget tanks. None of that mattered. It was an unscheduled stop at a Randall’s Grocery store in Houston that blew Boris Yeltsin’s mind. It was September 16, 1989 and Yeltsin, then newly elected to the new Soviet parliament … Continue reading

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Garbage Cops

Seattle’s going to fine residents who they believe aren’t composting and recycling to their liking. Yes, the Green Police era has arrived; haulers will be expected to inspect trash as they dump it into the truck, and if they decide … Continue reading

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Bacon Grief

Over in Winooski, Vermont, the town has a beautification program in which business owners tend to street-corner flower beds. As part of the program, they can place a sign at “their” flower bed, and the “Sneakers” restaurant owner posted one … Continue reading

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Bread And Ink

In progressive Venezuela, groceries are subsidized, but under a new plan announced by their president, shoppers may soon have to be fingerprinted at checkout. That’s because although the government’s decision to subsidize groceries was intended to reduce hunger in the … Continue reading

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Steamed At The Buffet

Baily’s buffet-style Pizza opened in Searcy, Arkansas last month, and the place offers discounts to college students, teachers, cops, seasoned citizens, military members, and – on Sundays – 10% off to anybody who walks in the door with a church … Continue reading

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People Were Warned

This is going to come as a shock to the $15 an hour minimum wage crowd, but the fact of the matter is that businesses exist to make money, not to provide jobs. When jobs are created, it’s because they’re … Continue reading

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April Surprise!

The coming tax season brings new forms, which apparently will need to be filled out and included with your return in order to satisfy the requirements of newly-added Line 61 on your Form 1040: Health care: individual responsibility. New this year for your … Continue reading

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Now They’re Just Getting Stupid

Members of the Congregation of Perpetual Outrage now suggest that having a barbecue in a park is anti-social behavior. Some people don’t like the smell of searing flesh, while others object to the smoke. So for some of these folks, even grilling … Continue reading

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Fine – And Very Polite – Dining

Shooters Restaurant in Rifle, Colorado offers weapons training in addition to dinners, and all of the waitresses are packing pistols. Open-carry is legal in the state, so customers can carry as well. It’s probably one of the most polite dining venues around. … Continue reading

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