Thought for Food - Ban on Trans Fats & McDonald's McRib Mystery

Aired:  12/03/13 Views: 33,934

The Heritage Foundation denounces a proposed ban on trans fats as an attack on freedom, and a photo of an uncooked McRib goes viral. (5:41)

>> FOLKS, I ENJOY FOOD.

THIS IS THOUGHT FOR FOOD.

>> WE LIVE WHERE BIG GOVERNMENT

FOOD POLICE, THEY SPEND ALL OF

THEIR TIME COUNTING THE RAT

TURDS IN MY TORTILLA WHILE THE

RABBIT IS STILL OUT ON THE

STREET TURNING TRIX FOR KIDS!

>> IT IS DISGUSTING.

>> WELL NOW THE NANCE ANY STATE

BUZZ KILLERS OF THE FDA WANTS TO

TAKE AWAY ANOTHER FOODSTUFF

BECAUSE IT CONTAINS NEITHER FOOD

OR STUFF.

>> YOU GO TO RESTAURANTS THE FDA

PLANS TO BAN TRANS FAT FROM THE

FOOD I HAVE.

>> IT IS A INGREDIENT IN A LOT

OF OUR FAVORITE FOODS.

>> MICROWAVE POPCORN, COOKIES,

CAKES, FROZEN PIZZA, AND MUCH

MORE.

>> THE ONLY PERSON WHO STANDS UP

FOR TRANCE FATS, IF IT IS SO BAD

FOR YOU, WHY ARE THEY IN FOOD

AND I SUSPECT THE ANSWER IS THEY

ARE DELICIOUS.

>> WELL THAT MAY SOUND LIKES AN

IDIOTIC THING TO SAY BUT LET ME

BE THE ONLY PERSON STANDING UP

FOR TUCKER CARLSON, IF HE SAYS

STU, IF HE IS SO STUPID, WHY IS

HE ON FOX NEWS?

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> FOLKS, HE IS NOT THE ONLY

PERSON STANDING UP FOR TRANS

FATS.

>> THEY ARE COMING AFTER YOUR

DOUGHNUTS, THEY ARE COMING AFTER

THE TRANS FAT IN YOUR DOUGHNUTS.

>> YES, THEY ARE COMING AFTER

OUR DOUGHNUTS, FOR PETE'S SAKES

THEY HAVE ALREADY TAKEN AWAY THE

HOLES AND WHY? ON THE FLIMSY

EXCUSE THAT TRANCE FATS ARE

PROVEN TO CAUSE HEART DISEASE

THE NUMBER ONE KILLER OF ADULTS

IN AMERICA, OF THE ADULTS IN

AMERICA SO OBVIOUSLY THEY ARE

SAFE FOR CHILDREN.

>> FOLKS, YOU CAN HAVE MY TRANCE

FATS, YOU CAN HAVE MY TRANCE

FATS WHEN YOU SCRAPE THEM OUT OF

MY COLD DEAD HEART, OF COURSE WE

WON'T NOTICE IT IS GONE JUST

BECAUSE TRANCE FATS DON'T HAVE

ANY PARTICULAR TASTE.

NO PARTICULAR TASTE? THAT IS

AMERICA'S FAVORITE FLAVOR.

>> YOU TRY LONG JOHN SILVER'S

BREADED! STRIPS, THE CLOSEST I

CAN GET IS STRIP.

>> THE BEST ARGUMENT AGAINST THE

GOVERNMENT'S ATTACK ON OUR

GENTLEMAN DEZERO CRISCO VALUES

COMES FROM THE HERITAGE

FOUNDATION IN A RECENT ARTICLE

ENTITLED FDA'S PROPOSED TRANS

FAT BAN AN ATTACK ON FREEDOM.

THEY WRITE, QUOTE, A PERSON

DOESN'T EAT A CORN CHIP WITH

TRANS FAT AND THEN DIE, THE DOSE

MAKES THE POISON, EVEN IF THEY

EAT SO MUCH TRANS FAT THEY IN

FACT DO HAVE GREATER HEALTH

RISKS THIS IS THEIR PERSONAL AND

INFORMED CHOICE.

YES, THOSE WHO EAT TRANCE FATS

ARE MAKING AN INFORMED CHOICE.

JUST ASK THE AVERAGE JOE FILLING

HIS CART WITH FROZEN CINNAMON

BUNS HE WILL TELL YOU HE HAS A

HANKERING FOR ADDING A HYDROGEN

AT FAMILIAR TO A FATTY ACID

REDUCING THE NUMBER OF DOUBLE

BONDS TO THE MAKES A MALLEABLE

MIXTURE OF FAT THAT CANNOT BE

METABOLIZING CAUSING DAMAGE TO

THE TISSUES.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] AT LEAST

THAT IS WHAT I THINK HE IS

SAYING.

HIS MOUTH WAS FUDDLE OF UNCHEWED

BUN.

>> I HOPE THE NATIONAL HERITAGE

GETS IT RIGHT IF YOU DON'T DROP

DEAD AFTER EATING A CHIP IT

SHOULDN'T BE REGULATED LIKE IF

YOU DON'T IMMEDIATELY DIE FROM

INGEST AGO SMALL AMOUNT OF

FIBERGLASS IT IS TIME TO PUT IT

IN ALL OF OUR SNACKS.

>> I MEAN, THEY ALREADY SPRINKLE

IT ON HOSTESS SNOWBALLS.

>> NEXT UP, FOLKS I HAVE BEEN A

FAN OF MCDONALD'S, THEY ARE THE

KING OF BURGERS, WELL, FOLKS, I

AM EXCITED BECAUSE RECENTLY WE

GOT A BEHIND THE LOOK SCENES OF

ONE OF MCDONALD'S TREASURED MEAT

WITCHES.

>> THEY SAY IGNORANCE IS BLISS,

RIGHT, JOE.

>> AND THAT MAY APPLY TO THE

MCDONALD'S MCRIB SANDWICH.

A PHOTO OF, WAS TAKEN BY A

MCDONALD'S EMPLOYEE OF A --

>> OH, GOLL, SWEET JESUS.

IT WENT VIRAL.

>> IS THERE NO SHAME?

>> MCDONALD'S SAYS THE PATTY IS

FORMED IN THE SHAPE OF

TRADITIONAL RIBS, THEY FLASH

FREEZE THE MEAT BEFORE SENDING

IT OUT TO THE RESTAURANTS.

THAT IS GROSS.

>> Stephen: OR MAYBE YOU ARE

THE ONE THAT IS GROSS, MIKA,

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH A

MCRIB JUST BECAUSE IT APPEARS TO

BE MADE OUT OF SICKLY ET.

>> I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A FIRM

BELIEVER THAT THE BEST FOOD

RAISES MORE QUESTIONS THAN IT

ANSWERS.

IF ANYTHING, THIS PHOTO MAKES ME

WANT THIS THING EVEN MORE.

BECAUSE IT ONLY ADDS TO THE

GREAT AMERICAN MYSTERY THAT IS

THE MCRIB.

THE ELUSIVE MCRIB HAS APPEARED

AND DISAPPEARED ON MCMENUS WITH

LITTLE WARNING LIKE A MEAT

BRIGADOON.

MCRIB HUNTERS NEVER KNOW WHAT

BRIBS BRINGS IT OUT OF HIDING,

IS IT A SURPLUS OF

SLAUGHTERHOUSE FLOOR SCRAPINGS,

AND ITS CONTENTS HAVE ALWAYS

BEEN CLOAKED IN MYSTERY, THE

MCDONALD'S SITE LISTS 70

INGREDIENTS NONE OF WHICH ARE

RIB, THOUGH IT DOES INCLUDE

AZO-DICARBON-AMIDE, A FLOUR

BLEACHING AGENT USED IN YOGA

MATS.

>> SO EVEN A MCRIB TECHNICALLY

COUNTS AS EXERCISE.

[ APPLAUSE ] AND THIS PHOTO

MIGHT JUST EXPLAIN MCDONALD'S

NEW SLOGAN, THINK WITH YOUR

MOUTH.

BECAUSE IF YOU THINK WITH YOUR

BRAIN, I AM NOT SURE IF YOU

WOULD EAT IT.

WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

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