Monday, April 23, 2007

what to do in desperate times?

Iraq is a disaster. The most aggressive nation on the planet has Iran surrounded and is threatening further aggression. Our president is a moronic thug and occupies the white house still, while holding hostage men and women who are dying every day of senseless violence in a war based on lies, corporate greed and one man's ego. The congress is held by folks who surrendered their spines at the door. The media has abandoned its traditional role to inform the public and instead feeds at the trough of money and power.

So what can we do today? What could possibly make us feel better this morning, this desperate moment in time? Save the chocolate, folks. Take action by the 25th to prevent the FDA from taking cocoa butter off the list of ingredients required for making chocolate.

As one who is occasionally driven to seek relief from a grim world in the lusciousness of true chocolate, I find this corruption of my substance of abuse to be an abomination (a real one, unlike eating shellfish, wearing polyester, mixing wheat and barley and same sex love).

As you can surely imagine, Hershey's and other big fat chocolate companies are all for this. Let's thwart them. Act today, save our chocolate. It's one small thing we can all do for the world.


Anonymous tater said...

"My girlfriend's back and there's gonna be trouble, hey la hey la"

Good to hear from you, and hope you are rested and revived.

Save the chocolate indeed! We bastardize everything good in this world just to make a buck. It's disgusting and bankrupt of any redeeming quality. Greed is, and will forever be, this nations downfall.

April 23, 2007 10:08 AM  
Blogger BigAssBelle said...

oh how cute tater! now i'm going to be singing that song all day. of course i was just over a tony's, so this tune is definitely an improvement over his "enormous penis" song.

all is well here, rested, revived, trying to avoid the news so i don't move from vacation high to despair too quickly.

April 23, 2007 10:19 AM  
Blogger Da Nator said...

So, nu? How was the vay-cay?

I'm sorry, but I can't get too het up about this chocolate thing. Most American chocolate made by large companies sucks, anyway. That's why I only buy the European and/or specialty stuff...

BTW, here's the best American-made chocolate, in terms of boxed pieces, I've had so far. And keep in mind I live close to the Jacques Torres factory. ;o)

April 23, 2007 10:40 AM  
Blogger Big Ass Belle said...

oh gretchen, come on, honey. got to get het up about something and at least we can take action on the chocolate issue :-)

chocopologie . . . sounds a little like a skin disorder, but perhaps i shall try some.

April 23, 2007 10:59 AM  
Blogger evilganome said...

Hey Lynette, hope you had a good time! Glad you're back. FDA! Phah! Let them eat carob. While I too, now that I am actually trying to limit my chocolate intake steer towards the good stuff (Face it Hersheys is made out of hooves and snouts) that is no reason to let the bastards get away with further diluting domestic chocolate. We need to do something. I'm still pissed over pasturized cheese.

April 23, 2007 1:45 PM  
Blogger Big Ass Belle said...

you're right, tony, connoisseurs must have the best chocolate, but still . . . a hershey's kiss is a treat and to make it with corn oil just wouldn't be the same. little nugget of goodness wrapped in silver foil with a tiny little paper tag? it's a cultural icon and not to be despoiled for greed.

April 23, 2007 2:27 PM  
Blogger Debra said...

Welcome back! Yes, the world is the same place it was when you left, but that is what makes the breakaway so delicious, n'est-ce pas?

April 23, 2007 2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is nothing sacred? It's not chocolate without cocoa butter. They might as well label it "chocolate flavored food".


April 23, 2007 3:26 PM  
Blogger Beula said...

Yeah, you came home. Chocolate without cocoa butter? Like yolkless eggs. Bleck.

Did you have fun? Tell all. We are waiting.

April 23, 2007 5:28 PM  
Blogger Willym said...

welcome back toots - sorry was that sexist? Hope you had a great vacation?

Wel bit by bit everything we know and love is being bastardized, cheapened and made artificial. Any one remember whe Kraft slices were cheese? Not something called: Processed Cheese Food? What the hell is that anyway?

Sorry starting to sound like twenty questions there.

April 23, 2007 7:53 PM  
Blogger Willym said...

just realized how light-headed that previous comment sounds but hell I'm feeling a bit lightheaded tonight. My partner of 29 years is back from Beijing for two weeks - we've lived in seperate cities for 17 of those 29 years, which could account for the 29 years. We had a bit too much wine and then he passed out from jetlag but even the snoring sounds good. We'll tackle the chocolate thing tomorrow.

April 23, 2007 8:07 PM  
Blogger Red7Eric said...

America is so damn tacky sometimes.

Glad you're back!!

April 23, 2007 9:14 PM  
Blogger Ms. Place said...

Glad to know that you have your priorities in place. Chocolate will unite us all. Yes, I love Euro chocolate. But dark chocolate made by Dove and Ghirandelli are nothing to sneeze at.

Welcome back, Belle! I missed reading your posts.

April 23, 2007 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Big Fella said...

More on saving the chocolate here:

April 23, 2007 10:26 PM  
Blogger BigAssBelle said...

willym, 17 of 29 years apart????? and i used to think living next door to one another would be the way to keep things fresh in a relationship. guess it works :-)

April 24, 2007 9:35 AM  
Blogger rodger said...

Yea, you're back! Hope you had a wonderfully relaxing time.

As for the chocolate...I did my part but Hershey already started using powdered milk two years ago and it truly changed the taste of their chocolate. No more creamy, rich flavor. Bastards!

April 24, 2007 11:13 AM  

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