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June 15, 2007

Food Fascists Kill Toucan Sam and Friends

Fruit Loops sales rep Toucan Sam has been around long enough to be a part of our culture. The same goes for those little Rice Krispies elves Snap, Crackle, and Pop. But no one lives forever, not even iconic cartoon characters — at least not when they run afoul of the authoritarian do-gooders at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), who have apparently used the threat of legal action to coerce Kellogg into doing away with the old favorites.

The heartless Hannah Storm of CBS's "Early Show" is delighted:

Well, that’s a great idea […] because you can’t even take your child to the grocery store because they’re clamoring for the products with characters on them. When are we going to see them disappear?

Don't worry, Hannah, they'll be gone soon enough, along with the rest of our culture — and our liberties.

Snap, Crackle, and Pop have been around since 1933, Toucan Sam since 1963. Tony the Tiger will survive — for now.

While it's hard to blame Kellogg for not wanting to get hauled into some kangaroo court for selling politically incorrect food, giving ground to the goons at CSPI is not a good idea. Give them an inch and they will take more than enough to make a noose, then promptly hang you. This radical leftist outfit demands a say over every bite of food you put in your mouth.

They survived the Depression, the Nazis, the Cold War… but not today's food fascists.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on tips from V the K and Wiggins.

Posted by Van Helsing at June 15, 2007 7:51 AM


So they want mothers to work longer hours? Those scumbags!

Posted by: KHarn at June 15, 2007 1:36 PM