Tuesday, September 20, 2005


Cartoon by Elaine Meinel Supkis

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

It never ends, does it? The French spend many an idle hour insulting British cusine, mocking them for lack of taste, poor presentation and all around ickiness. The Brits have grown accustomed to this abuse but when Americans pitch in, watch out.

From the Mirror UK:
HUNDREDS of tons of British food aid shipped to America for starving Hurricane Katrina survivors is to be burned.

US red tape is stopping it from reaching hungry evacuees.

Instead tons of the badly needed Nato ration packs, the same as those eaten by British troops in Iraq, has been condemned as unfit for human consumption.
Sounds pretty effete, non? Maybe because New Orleans was founded by the French and have many Cajuns there that were uprooted by the French from Arcadia, aka, New Foundland, perhaps FEMA felt that it would cause gastronomic distress if humans down there ate British food.
And unless the bureaucratic mess is cleared up soon it could be sent for incineration.

One British aid worker last night called the move "sickening senselessness" and said furious colleagues were "spitting blood".

The food, which cost British taxpayers millions, is sitting idle in a huge warehouse after the Food and Drug Agency recalled it when it had already left to be distributed.
Hey. You are supposed to boil British food, not burn it. Burning food is a French affectation.

What will Blair do? Will he send in the Tommys to rescue the prepackaged dinners? Will they have to airlift it back out again? While shooting at Yanks? Indeed, since it is in Little Rock, just leaflet the city with "Yanks yank Brit Brunches" and see the natives go insane with fury. They hate Yanks even more than the Brits.
The aid worker, who would not be named, said: "This is the most appalling act of sickening senselessness while people starve.

"The FDA has recalled aid from Britain because it has been condemned as unfit for human consumption, despite the fact that these are Nato approved rations of exactly the same type fed to British soldiers in Iraq.

"Under Nato, American soldiers are also entitled to eat such rations, yet the starving of the American South will see them go up in smoke because of FDA red tape madness."
No wonder we are losing the war in Iraq. Some of our troops have been fatally poisoned when in Kosovo and then weak with stomach aches, they entered Iraq and fell apart. Yup. That explains everything, doesn't it? Perfect sense.

Now, maybe we should ship this food to Congress and the White House. Better yet, Blair should serve only Scottish cusine at state dinners attended by Americans. And no Scotch to blunt the effects. Cheap American watery rice beer. That is true punishment.

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