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posted at 10:10 pm on June 27, 2008 by Allahpundit

“It’s the new patriotism.”

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Support our health inspectors, making the ultimate sacrifice.

OneGyT on June 27, 2008 at 10:13 PM

Freedom Frys and a burger please.

Texyank on June 27, 2008 at 10:13 PM

I will never understand.

How in the world can any grown-up take these people seriously. They either obsess about inanities (no fried foods!), or advance plainly illogical premises (more oil won’t help!).

I try not to let it affect my opinion of the half of the friggin’ country that supports them.

misterpeasea on June 27, 2008 at 10:15 PM

They’ll have to pry my deep fryer from my greasy fat fingers.

Limerick on June 27, 2008 at 10:19 PM

So fried baby seal is off the menu then? Well, that settles it- I ain’t going.

Hollowpoint on June 27, 2008 at 10:19 PM

No fried chicken

Count me out.

baldilocks on June 27, 2008 at 10:20 PM

Hey democrats! Don’t question my fried food loving, no rabbit food patriotism…

Gwillie on June 27, 2008 at 10:21 PM

As I’m fond of saying, those of a libertarian bent should listen up: social conservatives might be nosing around in your bedroom and your basement where you’ve got the grow-lights and the Pink Floyd posters, but the totalitarian green left is sticking its nose in every dad-gum room in your house. They regulate the permissible flow of water in your toilet. They regulate the air freshener you can spray after you use it. They mandate a mercury-filled ugly light bulb in every socket. They’re all over your car and your gun cabinet and your garbage can and now your kitchen. They’re in your radio, dumping the Fairness Doctrine all over what you’re permitted to hear. And now we see they care about the stuff in your refrigerator and they care how you cook it.

Any libertarian care to comment?

misterpeasea on June 27, 2008 at 10:24 PM

Any libertarian care to comment?

misterpeasea

Well, I’ll give it a shot: Nanny Statism is Nanny Statism. Just because one group of overbearing zealots wants to regulate different personal choices, it doesn’t make one better. They can stay the hell out of my bedroom and my refrigerator.

Krydor on June 27, 2008 at 10:29 PM

Cooking against Humanity!

Jack should be the first one stung-up, followed closely by that clown fella and the quirky guy dressed like a king.

Limerick on June 27, 2008 at 10:43 PM

“It’s the new patriotism,” says Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper,

Bullsh1t.

It’s a filler for what this dude thinks patriotism might feel like. If you think this is patriotism, you don’t know what it is John.

Spirit of 1776 on June 27, 2008 at 10:51 PM

Here’s another quote of the day via althouse.

Watch “Overruled! The Case That Brought Down Sodomy Laws” Now! The first 100 people to comment will receive a free gift from Lambda Legal.

I think I’ll pass.

ninjapirate on June 27, 2008 at 10:59 PM

that was a blogad btw…

ninjapirate on June 27, 2008 at 10:59 PM

“It’s the new patriotism holier than thou ism.”

MB4 on June 27, 2008 at 11:03 PM

Where do they get they people and how the heck do they get elected?

Claypigeon on June 27, 2008 at 11:04 PM

MB4 on June 27, 2008 at 11:03 PM

There’s a whole lotta that going around these days.

bridgetown on June 27, 2008 at 11:05 PM

no fried food.

No fried food? What the #uck. Now I’m going to switch parties and become a Republican!
- Bill Clinton

MB4 on June 27, 2008 at 11:05 PM

There’s a whole lotta that going around these days.

bridgetown on June 27, 2008 at 11:05 PM

Yup, if it’s not about one thing it’s another. It afflicts Conservatives too sometimes, but libs are almost terminal with it.

MB4 on June 27, 2008 at 11:08 PM

The crap they’ll serve instead isn’t food…it’s what food eats.

flipflop on June 27, 2008 at 11:09 PM

“It’s the new patriotism fascism.”

Buy Danish on June 27, 2008 at 11:11 PM

A. Hitler was a vegan.

carbon_footprint on June 27, 2008 at 11:24 PM

I hate liberals.

elduende on June 27, 2008 at 11:30 PM

Here’s my response to the good mayor: STFU

D2Boston on June 27, 2008 at 11:32 PM

Well, I’ll give it a shot: Nanny Statism is Nanny Statism. Just because one group of overbearing zealots wants to regulate different personal choices, it doesn’t make one better. They can stay the hell out of my bedroom and my refrigerator.

Krydor on June 27, 2008 at 10:29 PM

Well, yes, if that’s the choice. But it’s not a choice of one group wanting to regulate one set and the other group wanting to regulate another set. It’s: one group wants to regulate one set, and the other wants to regulate more.

Eh, lesser of two evils. Which I guess you’ve figured out and chosen from, seeing as how you’re here.

misterpeasea on June 27, 2008 at 11:32 PM

I try to stay away from fried foods, this is a personal fat-fighting decision and I do not feel the slightest bit patriotic when I eat a salad…but that’s just me.

HawaiiLwyr on June 27, 2008 at 11:35 PM

This is how they want you to react! Ramp up the consumption of grease-laden food items in protest ’til your arteries slam shut…it’s a sinister Democrat plot to kill all conservatives , I tell ya.

MrScribbler on June 27, 2008 at 11:37 PM

Mmmmmm…tofu-licious! (boiled tofu I meant of course…tofu should never be fried).

AUINSC on June 27, 2008 at 11:40 PM

Twenty years from now, we`ll look back at all this “going green,” carbon off-sets and think of the pet rock. Neat-o at the time, but comical afterwards.

ThePrez on June 27, 2008 at 11:54 PM

First my guns & religion, now my fried chicken & catfish?!!!

DCJeff on June 28, 2008 at 12:12 AM

Just sent this tofuista a few kind words. He can be reached here: MileHighMayor@denvergov.org

JonRoss on June 28, 2008 at 12:12 AM

I am thinking about mailing him a plate of fried catfish. If I drop it in the mail Saturday afternoon he should get it by, oh maybe, next Friday.

JonRoss on June 28, 2008 at 12:13 AM

Demofascists!

Scribbler on June 28, 2008 at 12:14 AM

Twenty years from now, we`ll look back at all this “going green,” carbon off-sets and think of the pet rock. Neat-o at the time, but comical afterwards.

ThePrez on June 27, 2008 at 11:54 PM

Well that and Al Gore will be seen as the “reincarnation” of Charles Dawson (Piltdown man hoax), not to be confused with Charles Darwin.

MB4 on June 28, 2008 at 12:19 AM

Do you all remember the story about how the Edwards and the Kerrys went to a Wendys to show how in touch they were with the common folk, didn’t eat much there and then had a big fancy multi course spread sent to their 5 star hotel. Same general idea here.

MB4 on June 28, 2008 at 12:22 AM

These Donks should do the ultimate act of recycling to prove their patriotism. They should eat post-digested food !!

I am about to get ill with the fools. I used to joke about their fascist tendencies, but it appears they really are fascist, and on a grand scale. There are going to be a lot of unemployed KFC workers if Obama takes power.

JonRoss on June 28, 2008 at 12:31 AM

As a libertarian-conservative, my opinion is that the democrats are far more intrusive and dangerous. Even the most rabid social conservative doesn’t want to literally peek into bedrooms — they just really don’t want to know what goes on behind the curtains. And, yeah, it’s sometimes because they’ve got their own things going behing their own curtains. The Left is equally holier-than-thou, but they don’t have any brakes. Because it’s all for your own good. Or for the children. Or the disadvantaged. Or for the safety of the whole planet. Or for the purity of the master race. Or whatever bug it is crawling in their brains.
Social conservatives mistrust the government, typically. Leftists worship it.

The Left also has the far more substantial body-count.*

*Note: I group Nazi’s with the Left. It wasn’t the German Workers’ National Free-Market-Capitalist-With-Representative-Democracy Party. In fact, they were bitterly oppsed to everything I put in that phrase with the dashes. But even if they were of the right (which is an utterly bizarre way of looking at it) their body count is dwarfed by Communism’s. By an order of magnitude at least.

TABoLK on June 28, 2008 at 12:34 AM

Another way to look at it: Social Conservatives believe “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, render unto God what is His.”
The Left sees the government as filling God’s role, and so everything belongs — and thus by rights ought to be rendered unto — the government.

Broadly speaking, of course.

TABoLK on June 28, 2008 at 12:40 AM

Food, is a religious event for me and has nothing to do with my patriotism.

I would very much like to keep politics out of my food as it tends to badly season food. To the degree of spoiling the mood, the appearance and the taste of the food.

Get out and stay out. I thank you, my cholesterol thanks you, my harden arteries thanks you, and my upper and lower intestines thanks you, my taste buds thanks you, and everything in between thanks you.

Kini on June 28, 2008 at 1:03 AM

Why can’t he just be honest and say, “I lack the patriotism gene. Would someone please explain it to me.”

snaggletoothie on June 28, 2008 at 1:10 AM

Would it be PC to have my car converted to run on baby seal fat?

Sandbar on June 28, 2008 at 1:21 AM

Saw that the other day. What a crock. And no fried food?! Isn’t that like…un-American?

CP on June 28, 2008 at 1:50 AM

If you don’t eat at least 100 deep fried snickers bars and eat at KFC at least four times weekly between now and November 3rd, it is the same thing as voting FOR Obama.

LegendHasIt on June 28, 2008 at 2:00 AM

If you don’t eat at least 100 deep fried snickers bars and eat at KFC at least four times weekly between now and November 3rd, it is the same thing as voting FOR Obama.

LegendHasIt on June 28, 2008 at 2:00 AM

Dude, come on, KFC? That’s Clinton-esk food.

Granted that Wendy’s is John & Elizabeth Edwards food.

But Snickers… what’s next? Deep fried twinkles? Is nothing scared anymore?

Oh the horror…. the horror!!

Kini on June 28, 2008 at 3:21 AM

In promoting healthy eating habits, the Democratic guidelines say every meal should be nutritious and include “at least three of the following colors: red, green, yellow, purple/blue and white.”

So Lucky Charms gets the green light?

bloggless on June 28, 2008 at 6:18 AM

So fried baby seal is off the menu then? Well, that settles it- I ain’t going.

Hollowpoint on June 27, 2008 at 10:19 PM

I would love to see a prank menu featuring that and oven roasted baby manatee tenderloin with herbed new potatoes.

Zorro on June 28, 2008 at 6:19 AM

They are doing their part to conserve on corn oil.

bloggless on June 28, 2008 at 6:22 AM

My diet is somewhat forced on me until the baby is born — found out Thursday I have gestational diabetes, so I have to eat healthier than I normally would in an attempt to prevent full blown diabetes in the future.

But I’m not about to force my diet on anyone.

Democrats/liberals, from what I have seen and experienced, want to invade all aspects of your life and tell you “It’s for your own good.”

I think “1984″ when I hear Democrats talk nowadays.

ScoopPC11 on June 28, 2008 at 7:04 AM

So how many groups can the democrats force to eat food that isn’t of their liking?

You’ve eliminated:

Fried Chicken
Stir Fry of any kind
Tempura
Fish and Chips
Donuts (unless they are baked)
Refried Beans
Fajita’s
etc….

Pretty sure the only constituency they aren’t offending is the Vegan/Vegetarian/PETA crowd.

I guess green is the new red….

Canadian Imperialist Running Dog on June 28, 2008 at 7:14 AM

Any libertarian care to comment?

misterpeasea on June 27, 2008 at 10:24 PM

I prefer the social con statists. There’s no such thing as a drive-through sex shop, so it’s hard for them to really regulate what kind of kink I’m in to.

But it will be a sad day when the green statists ban the delicious Jack-in-the-Box ultimate cheeseburger and replace it with a pest-ravaged organic salad.

Lehosh on June 28, 2008 at 7:21 AM

Again I ask, why does someone else’s need to feel virtuous have to be such a pain in MY a$$?

Let’s see – they’ve covered all the necessities of life here. Food (nothing fried, must be color-coordinated). Clothing (organic-cotton baseball caps only). Shelter (I’m sure the official hotels are union-approved, and they won’t change the sheets all week, to conserve water). Transportation (enviro-friendly, as much as possible, or they’re urging people to walk).

And they say conservatives want to run our lives? At least McVain isn’t taking my Sunday dinner away from me and replacing it with cardboard.

Lurking Vet on June 28, 2008 at 7:51 AM

“It’s the new patriotism fascism.”

Buy Danish on June 27, 2008 at 11:11 PM

Indeed it is. The new stupid, too.

Note to Big Brother: Stay the hell out of my house. Stay the hell out of my life.

petefrt on June 28, 2008 at 8:15 AM

Not surprisingly, Mayor Hickenlooper’s already been causing trouble for the Dems with his foolish pronouncement that every bit of merchandise at the Denver convention must be organic and union-made.

This is in conflict with the “global economy” crap that Democrats have been shoving down my kids’ throats over the last ten years. This protectionist turn is an amusing one, the irony of which naturally escapes liberals.

drjohn on June 28, 2008 at 8:28 AM

what’s next? Deep fried twinkles? Is nothing scared anymore?

Oh the horror…. the horror!!

Kini on June 28, 2008 at 3:21 AM

Apparently you have never been to The State Fair Of Texas. Last year’s treat was fried Coca-Cola.

Kafir on June 28, 2008 at 9:30 AM

I say more power to them! The more middle America sees just how out of step the Dems are with the rest of the country, the worse it is for Obama. So, Mr. Mayor, you go right ahead. No President has ever won without winning a few Southern states and you just kicked us all to the curb.

Kafir on June 28, 2008 at 9:36 AM

Kafir on June 28, 2008 at 9:30 AM
How the H3ll do you fry coca-cola?

Gwillie on June 28, 2008 at 9:45 AM

I predict an utter and total fiasco!
40 years from now no one will be saying “recreate ’08″

Gwillie on June 28, 2008 at 9:47 AM

Are they closing all the fast food businesses in Denver during the convention?

Also, I ABSOLUTELY DRAW THE LINE AT BOILED OCKRA!!!

Claimsratt on June 28, 2008 at 12:32 PM

OCKRA = OAKRA

Claimsratt on June 28, 2008 at 12:42 PM

ACK!! OKRA

Claimsratt on June 28, 2008 at 12:45 PM

I try to stay away from fried foods, this is a personal fat-fighting decision and I do not feel the slightest bit patriotic when I eat a salad…but that’s just me.

HawaiiLwyr on June 27, 2008 at 11:35 PM

Do you buy American-grown vegetables?

OneGyT on June 28, 2008 at 12:47 PM

Eh, lesser of two evils. Which I guess you’ve figured out and chosen from, seeing as how you’re here.

misterpeasea

Well, yeah. I figure that if the government gets smaller (hahahaha) that means they have less of my money. With less of my money, the less they can attempt to control my personal choices. That’s an underlying tenet of conservatism, and one that will keep the more Puritanical elements at bay.

Krydor on June 28, 2008 at 1:06 PM

every Wendy’s, Arby’s, Burger King, and Jack in the Box will be filled to occupancy for those days…

it would be like one church goer seeing another in a strip bar.. ‘I didn’t see you and you didn’t see me and we don’t know a thing..’

DaveC on June 28, 2008 at 2:02 PM