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Put a stop to Big Tofu

Discussion in 'General Political Discussion' started by Voegelin, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. Voegelin

    Voegelin Reactionary

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    Townhall
    Jun 13, 2006
    by Gregory Conko

    You’ve surely heard about the political bogeymen “Big Oil” and “Big Tobacco,” but when it comes to your freedom to choose the foods you eat, there’s no special interest more powerful than “Big Tofu.”

    From attacks on movie theater popcorn to fast food burgers, Big Tofu wants to keep you from dining on steak, French fries, soda and anything else it deems bad for you. The top priority: protect you from yourself by imposing its vegan-leaning, beans-and-rice, “if-it-tastes-good-it-must-be-bad-for-you” views on what constitutes a proper diet.

    As laughable as that may sound, the food nannies wield considerable influence in Congress, the media and state governments. Nowhere has this influence been as strong as in . . .

    http://www.townhall.com/opinion/columns/GregoryConko/2006/06/13/200973.html
     
  2. Yusuf Evans

    Yusuf Evans New Member

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    I've got three words for the Big Tofu guys:

    CHICKEN
    FRIED
    STEAK

    :p :p :p Courtesy of Larry "The Cable Guy"
     
  3. SallyNow

    SallyNow Blame it on the SOCK GNOMES!

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    While we are at it, let's not forget Big Orange, Big Lettuce, Big Barley, Big Rye, Big Fish, and of course, Big Milk.

    Sheesh, if the worst lobby group was Big Tofu, life would be easy.

    Hmm, I wonder if I have any Diet Sprite in the fridge *goes to look* :p
     
  4. k

    k reset

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    Oh geez.....I can't believe it was actually claimed that Tofu fans actually have more power than oil and tobacco companies!!! That's just hillarious!!!
     
  5. ScottishJohn

    ScottishJohn Contributor

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    Don't worry folks - there as a tried and tested cure for the wasting disease of vegetarianism ;) that I myself discovered, developed, tested and used to great effect on my wife, and have since discovered that it has been used on others, so far to my knowledge it has a 100% success rate.

    It is called 'A week in Budapest'.

    Take the unfortunate subject on a seemingly innocent holiday to Hungary. If possible hook up with Hungarian friends at the airport. The very first thing that will happen when they pick you up is that they will take you to their home and feed you gulyas as part of their hospitality and duty (not the stew we see in the czech republic and the west, but a soup stuffed with meat and spices.). It is very difficult to refuse this meal without being extremely rude. If you are lucky, one of your Hungarian friends may have slaughtered a deer some weeks before, and will offer you some of his homemade salami as well. :) Then you have an evening meal to deal with which will undoubtedly contain mainly meat. Throughout this whole experience you are constantly being plied with spirits, mostly in the form of toasts (which of course are harder to refuse without hurting your hosts feelings).

    The next day (after politely turning down the offer of beer with our breakfast) we travelled by train, my wife wanted to try and reassert control over her diet, and sent me to get some bread rolls at the station. Unfortunately, all the rolls we bought had pieces of pork rind baked into them.

    That afternoon (after huge mugs of Slivovice on our arrival at our destination) we spent with our host cooking a paprikash ( an extremely meaty stew containing lard pork and beef) over a camp fire in a garden near Lake Balaton. More meat, and so the experience continues to the finale where you are served a 7 course Hungarian banquet the evening before you leave, and only one of the courses (a fish course) has no meat in it.

    All in all at the end of our trip which was just under a week, we had probably consumed our own bodyweight in meat. After the initial shock to Nicola's digestive system, the damage was done, and she has been an enthusiastic meat consumer ever since. We have met 2 other people with similar stories since then, so it has to be more than a fluke!
     
  6. xMinionX

    xMinionX Contributor

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    Big Tofu... Sounds like a wrestlers name.
     
  7. ImmortalTechnique

    ImmortalTechnique Senior Veteran

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    someone stole my rapper name!
     
  8. Harpuia

    Harpuia 2003-2012

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    Wow, I just thought the same thing...
     
  9. morningstar2651

    morningstar2651 Senior Veteran

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    The only way I've eaten tofu is in miso soup. I like miso soup, but I can't say whether or not I like tofu.

    That having been said, I like steak and yummy fried stuff too.
     
  10. morningstar2651

    morningstar2651 Senior Veteran

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    There is a secret character in Resident Evil 2 who is named Tofu. His body is a cube of tofu. You can see him here -- the picture is at the bottom of the page.
     
  11. UberLutheran

    UberLutheran New Member

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    Alsatian Onion Pie

    Ingredients :

    2 tbl Oil (corn oil gives best results)
    3 lrg Onions, finely diced
    1 cup Milk
    1/3 cup Firm tofu, crushed by hand
    1 1/2 tsp Sea salt
    1/4 tsp Black pepper
    1/8 tsp Nutmeg
    2 tbl Unbleached flour
    1 tbl Couscous
    1 10 Inch Wholewheat Pie Shell

    Method :
    • Saute onions in oil (I added 1/2 cup water to prevent burning, or you could substitute water for the oil to reduce fat), until translucent and mostly soft. Blend the soy milk, tofu, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and flour until smooth.
    • Then combine the onions, the soy milk mixture and the couscous.
    • Pour into the prepared pie shell. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes.


    Meatless Moussaka


    Ingredients :

    1 lrg red onion thinly sliced rings
    1 med eggplant 1/2" think rounds
    2 med zucchini thinly sliced
    8 oz firm tofu crumbled
    1/4 cup fresh basil minced
    2 tbl fresh parsley minced
    3 cups Tomato sauce
    1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce
    2 tbl parmesan cheese grated

    Method
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    • Layer the onions, eggplants, and zucchini in the bottom of an 11-by-7-inch baking dish. Sprinkle the tofu over the vegetables. Then top with the basil and parsley. Stir together the tomato sauce and Tabasco. Pour over the tofu and vegetables. Bake at 350F for 30 to 40 minutes or until bubbly and the vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with the cheese before serving.
    • Makes 4 servings.

     
  12. variant

    variant Happy Cat

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    Unlike the agricultural/meat and dairy products lobby.

    I think we will be ok.

    ^_^ ^_^ ^_^ :thumbsup: :cool:
     
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    xMinionX Contributor

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    ^_^
    Oh man. I didn't think you were serious! ^_^
     
  14. Yusuf Evans

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    Man, miso soup is awesom.:thumbsup: Make that and add some tempura and some Okinawan Soba:) .
     
  15. Asimov

    Asimov Objectivist

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    Yea, Miso Soup is good but I also enjoy a good dead animal more often than not.

    Anyone who tries to impose their near religious beliefs on me needs a good kick in the nuts.
     
  16. Vylo

    Vylo Stick with the King!

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    Yeah these guys are a big threat to me personally. They keep pushing snackfoods out of schools (I work for a snackfood company).

    Of course with children that have zero restraint and keep becoming obese, I can see why peeople are getting this desperate.
     
  17. SallyNow

    SallyNow Blame it on the SOCK GNOMES!

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    I'd rather have Big Tofu lobbying to give kids healthier foods in schools and longer lives overall than Big Oil promoting smog and pollution and other deadly things.

    Just my two cents...:help:
     
  18. quantumspirit

    quantumspirit evangelical humanist

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    I think the OP belongs on FSTDT's new board, Conspiracy Theorists Say The Darndest Things.

    First the War on Christmas, now Big Tofu. ^_^
     
  19. Vylo

    Vylo Stick with the King!

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    It isn't a conspiracy theory. Seriously, where have you been if you haven't heard of this, or heck even seen it in action?
     
  20. quantumspirit

    quantumspirit evangelical humanist

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    You're right! It's a strawman, not a conspiracy theory.

    Thanks for correcting me:thumbsup:
     
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