Archive: Mar 2006

The More You Weigh, The More You Pay

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…
Posted March 31, 2006 at 12:00 am

PETA ‘Vegetarian’ Rapper: ‘Meat Ain’t Murder, It’s What’s For Dinner!’

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…
Posted March 30, 2006 at 12:00 am

Fighting Bans In The Name Of Personal Responsibility

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 —…
Posted March 29, 2006 at 12:00 am

O Canada! Our Fat-Taxed Native Land!?

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…
Posted March 28, 2006 at 12:00 am

Why Do People Care What This Man Thinks?

“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…
Posted March 27, 2006 at 12:00 am

HSUS Seafood ‘Boycott’ Smells Fishy

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…
Posted March 24, 2006 at 12:00 am

Cupcakes Under Siege

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…
Posted March 23, 2006 at 12:00 am

Having Their Trans Fat Free Cake…

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…
Posted March 22, 2006 at 12:00 am

PETA ‘Vegetarian’ Celeb: ‘Everything’s Better With Bacon’

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…
Posted March 21, 2006 at 12:00 am

Whale Of An Ad Fights Fallacious Fish Fears

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…
Posted March 20, 2006 at 12:00 am