The More You Weigh, The More You Pay
(March 31st, 2006)
This month's issue of Esquire features a profile of eccentric Texas millionaire Irwin Leba, who has made it his life's mission to persuade Congress to tax American fat -- the kind that's in people, not the kind in food. [Warning: As befits such a weighty topic, there's...
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PETA ‘Vegetarian’ Rapper: ‘Meat Ain’t Murder, It’s What’s For Dinner!’
(March 30th, 2006)
Last week we told you about Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, the PETA-promoted "vegetarian" celebrity who told a daytime talk-show audience that "everything's better with bacon." Now the animal rights group is promoting hip-hop stars Phonte and Big Pooh as vegetarian ambassadors, using a video...
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Fighting Bans In The Name Of Personal Responsibility
(March 29th, 2006)
This week we caught wind of a battle emerging in California that has made-for-TV-movie written all over it. In it, a ragtag band of high schools students -- led by the affable Rocky Slaughter (who would of course be played by washed-up C-list PETA...
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O Canada! Our Fat-Taxed Native Land!?
(March 28th, 2006)
It looks like bad ideas don't stop at the border: Last week Dr. Ruth Collins-Nakai, the president of the Canadian Medical Association, called on the fat tax to combat childhood obesity woes. "She's in good company," commented Bill Jeffery of the read more here »

Why Do People Care What This Man Thinks?
(March 27th, 2006)
"Documentarian" Morgan Spurlock scored some coveted media attention this weekend by giving a profanity-laden speech to Pennsylvania high school students on Friday, during which he also found some time to make fun of the "retarded kids in the back wearing helmets." The student body...
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HSUS Seafood ‘Boycott’ Smells Fishy
(March 24th, 2006)
When is a boycott not a boycott? When animal rights zealots at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) organize it. Last night Canada's Global National television network broadcast a nationwide report based on the Center for Consumer Freedom's investigation of HSUS's Canadian...
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Cupcakes Under Siege
(March 23rd, 2006)
The crack in the Liberty Bell just got a little wider. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported today that many of the region's elementary schools are tightening the noose on cupcakes and other treats at birthday parties and other special occasions. Presumably, without these efforts schools would fatten up...
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Having Their Trans Fat Free Cake…
(March 22nd, 2006)
We were left scratching our heads after seeing the Center for Science in the Public Interest's (CSPI) full-page ad in yesterday's New York Times. Apparently eating cookies kills orangutans. You heard right, folks. We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried. By CSPI's convoluted logic,...
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PETA ‘Vegetarian’ Celeb: ‘Everything’s Better With Bacon’
(March 21st, 2006)
This isn't the first time PETA has deceptively promoted a carnivorous celebrity as an anti-meat activist, but it just might be the funniest. Last year we told you about Sarah Jane, an Australian model featured in PETA's anti-chicken advertisements, whose fan website listed her favorite foods as raw...
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Whale Of An Ad Fights Fallacious Fish Fears
(March 20th, 2006)
If you've picked up this week's U.S. News & World Report, then you've seen our new full-page ad addressing readers "concerned about mercury." Masquerading as a pitch for scrumptious whale meat ("Huge Mammal Taste!"), the ad points out that the scaremongering over mercury in fish is based primarily...
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