March 11, 2010

Happy Little Tyrants

It seems the more power so-called liberals think they have, the more control they want:

If State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz has his way, the only salt added to your meal will come from the chef's tears.

The Brooklyn Democrat has introduced a bill that would ban the use of salt in New York restaurants - and violators would be smacked with a $1,000 fine for every salty dish.

"No owner or operator of a restaurant in this state shall use salt in any form in the preparation of any food," the bill reads.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at March 11, 2010 10:59 AM

Good grief - make this person sit through the entire season of "Worst Cooks" from Food Network. Salt is required to make stuff not taste bland.

Perhaps we should leave him alone in a room with Alton Brown instead....

Posted by: Jeff Shultz at March 11, 2010 12:14 PM

Salt is needed for life. This ass wipe wants to kill you by banning salt.

Posted by: Stephana at March 11, 2010 02:26 PM

Some symapthy, his father had heart pronlems and died.

But not much. Salt may (or may not - other factors decide) exacerbate hypertension but has been shown to cause it only for a tiny percentage of that small number of those with a certain genetic pre-disposition in their background. Think hemophilia.

And think of the children! Perhaps not those of NYCity, but those of Des Moines. Table/cooking salt is iodised (or, with sea salt, already has iodine) to prevent thyroid problems.

Posted by: John A at March 11, 2010 02:27 PM

Salt in your food has never, ever been linked to a disease state except for situations in which there is a lack. Table salt in excess has been associated with hypertension and real disease in very selected individuals. Those with heart failure and renal failure are put on certain selected diets. To restrict salt as this nut wants to do is beyond comprehension.

Many people wonder were this junk comes from. In this case I know. You can thank the American Heart Association. They have been trying to take more of a proactive stance in order to prove their relevance.

The same situation exist for cholesterol and dietary fats. There is little to indicate that these substance have a factor in disease. In fact, a Harvard trial called the Hope Trial indicated that low cholesterol diets were associated with consequences. Expect this to be the next shoe to fall.

Consider that now this can only be a reality with the passage of a law. Under Obamacare it will be in the form of regulations that are passed down in the name of preventive medicine. Finally, preventive medicine does nothing other than enriching your doctor.

Posted by: David at March 11, 2010 04:07 PM

Another organization that you need to watch is the Academy of Pediatrics. This organization is as socialist as it gets. They will try to push through any bill that supposedly helps children. The problem is that many of their positions are not healthy. One good example is drainage of the middle ear. Doctors put tubes in to help with this as I am sure many of you are aware. According to the Academy, this is wrong unless a child has something like 16 infections in one year. By that time, the ear is non-functional. Concepts like this will be part of Obamacare.

Posted by: David at March 11, 2010 06:13 PM

This legislator has a total ignorance of food science. Salt is essential in both cooking and baking. Bread made without it isn't the proper texture or taste. Almost every cookie, pastry and cake recipe calls for a pinch of salt, too. It actually makes the final product taste sweeter. Chocolate chip cookies made without salt are bleh!

Posted by: NC Mountain Girl at March 12, 2010 11:02 AM