Boxer and Isakson tell Hillary Clinton to shape up

March 21, 2010

Senators Barabara Boxer (D-Cal.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) have drafted a letter to Secretary of State Clinton urging her to resolve differences with Israel “amicably and in a manner that befits longstanding strategic allies.”


Nanny State Targets my Wiener

February 22, 2010

the problem here mommy is you are putting it in their mouth. it goes in much nicer in other orifices.

Nutritionists have long warned of the perils of hot dogs: fat, sodium and preservatives to name a few.
Now, the American Academy of Pediatrics wants foods like hot dogs to come with a warning label — not because of their nutritional risks but because they pose a choking hazard to babies and children.
Better yet, the academy would like to see foods such as hot dogs “redesigned” so their size, shape and texture make them less likely to lodge in a youngster’s throat. More than 10,000 children under 14 go to the emergency room each year after choking on food, and up to 77 die, says the new policy statement, published online today in Pediatrics. About 17% of food-related asphyxiations are caused by hot dogs.
“If you were to take the best engineers in the world and try to design the perfect plug for a child’s airway, it would be a hot dog,” says statement author Gary Smith, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. “I’m a pediatric emergency doctor, and to try to get them out once they’re wedged in, it’s almost impossible.”