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Pinnacle Pride Rainbow Sherbet

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Another delicious winner from Pinnacle vodka!

The only vodka  with over 40 playful flavors!

Celebrate LGBTQ  PRIDE and the strides that the community has made over the decades (especially the last few years) with a quick, tasty cocktail everyone can enjoy. Perfect for gay pride month! Perfect for a house party punch!

 

Check out  Pinnacle® Pride Punch recipe video here.

 

Distilled five times for smoothness, this vodka leaves no doubt as to why it’s considered a classic.

Whether in a shot, a simple mixed drink, or a finely crafted cocktail, the original Pinnacle® vodka gives you nothing but the best.

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Pinnacle Rainbow Sherbet Vodka.

Las Vegas Gay Straight Prom

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It was all over the news for the last few weeks!

All Anthony Martinez wanted was a guy to take him to prom. What he got was an over-the-top “promposal” from his best friend Jacob Lescenski, who is straight. Inspired by their friendship, Teen Vogue joins these BFFs as they get ready for their big night out.

Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies EVER

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So I agreed  to sample some cookies I had never heard of;  GIMMEE  JIMMYS.

A huge 2# tin arrived  last night  at 5pm.   Visions  of Chocolate Chip  and decadent brownies danced in my head!

I opened the tin!  and  there  they were!  NOT.

Instead, I saw Oatmeal Raisin cookies (probably my least favorite cookie on Earth!)  and  pretty  Chocolate Rugelach. (Rugelach, other spellings: rugelakh, rugulach, rugalach, ruggalach, rogelach, rugalah, rugulah, rugala, is a Jewish pastry of Ashkenazic origin. Traditional rugelach are made in the form of a crescent by rolling a triangle of dough around a filling.)

So I grabbed  a  rugelach first, since it had chocolate in it. DELICIOUS. Soft, fresh, perfect balance in flavors.

So I thought what the heck, let me try one of these oatmeal raisin cookies.  I took a small bit at first….it was sweet and chewy, and pretty darn good.  I took a second bigger bite.  Wow!  I told my partner, who also does not like  oatmeal raisin to try one. He did. AND  WOW  WOW!   He agreed, this was one of the BEST COOKIES  we had ever had.  Over the next 3 hours, I hate to admit, we finished off ALL  of the oatmeal raisin cookies   and  half  of the regelach, at which point I demanded we freeze the rest, so that we would stop eating the entire tin.

Come to find out, in 1983, Gimmee Jimmy’s Cookies opened its doors, making spectacular home baked cookies available to the public in simple cookie tins. The founder, Jimmy Libman, was a dedicated businessman, deaf from birth, but never handicapped by the physical obstacles he faced. Jimmy delivered a great product, and word of his great-tasting cookies soon spread through his loyal and satisfied customers.

A few years ago, Jimmy stepped back from the center of the arena and left the responsibility of producing Gimmee Jimmy’s Cookies in the hands of a small team of successors. Today, it is the mission of  the  talented team to make sure that Gimmee Jimmy’s Cookies no longer remain a secret. “We share our love of cookies, cakes and all things delicious with tens of thousands of sweet-toothed customers, and enjoy bringing the experience of freshly-baked, carefully sourced, expertly crafted baked goods to cookie lovers worldwide.

We are very excited to offer our cookies and fresh baked gourmet Kosher desserts to you!”

Baked Fresh All Day, Every Day.

  • Spotless Kitchen
  • Freshest All Natural Selected Ingredients
  • No Artificial Anything
  • Kosher Certified
  • Delivered Daily To Fine Restaurants
  • Shipped Fresh Daily Around The World

For about $25-$45 the fresh baked cookies are great for birthday gifts, corporate gifts, student care packs, fund raising and corporate premium gifts programs.  (FREE Shipping).

Come and enjoy our just-baked cookies, cakes and desserts. Order online or by phone 1-844-446-6332    for scrumptious baked goods shipped daily with our guarantee of safe, fresh delivery.  We’ve been pleasing kids and adults, customers and friends since 1983.

You are going to LOVE this product!  Gimmee Jimmys

on Facebook too!

 

(Possibly Important :

  • Q. Is Gimmee Jimmy’s Cookies Nut-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy Free, Kosher?
  •  A. Gimmee Jimmy’s Cookies and Treats are made in a non-nut free facility (There are nuts in our facility). That being said, if the items do not list nuts on the flavor, then we have not expressly added nuts to the ingredients. We unfortunatly are not currently gluten free. All of our Cookies are Dairy-Free Parve, the same goes for any items which do not expressly list Dairy in the title. All of our items are Kosher, Parve, and when listed as Dairy, “Cholov Yisrael”. We are certified by the OK kashrus agency. )

 

 

 

Jeza Belle’s Pink Panty Dropper cocktail

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Internationally known New York City drag queen, actress, comedienne, columnist, and cocktail connoisseur Jeza Belle will make her publishing debut on October 7, with The Harlot’s Guide To Classy Cocktails.

Part drink recipe book, part he-larious drunken memoir, the coffee table book contains Jeza’s own classy (The Dietrich) and, uh, not-so-classy (MAI Cock is TAI-ed Back) cocktail recipes along with the favorite drinks and messy memories of some of the world’s most famous drag queens, among them, Sherry Vine, Latrice Royale, Barbie Breakout and Rupaul’s Drag Race contestant,Yara Sofia. (See the full list of twisted queens here.)

PINK PANTY DROPPER RECIPE  HERE!

Other queens featured include a #1 Billboard artist, reality show winners and contestants, social media sensations, rising pop stars, and a bevy of other bevvy lovers from over a dozen countries on six continents.

New York’s own Lady Bunny wrote the book’s hilarious introduction.

The Harlot’s Guide to Classy Cocktails will be available on October 7 in hardcover and eBook (iBook, Kindle, Nook) formats. Much more to come from Jeza Belle in anticipation of the books’ debut, including a trailer video, website, and a weekly reveal of each of the featured queens starting in August.Meanwhile, check out Jeza’s YouTube channel where you’ll find her zany comedic/sci-fi web series, “Jeza and the Belles” and clips of her live at various NYC clubs, such as Caroline’s Comedy Club and The Duplex.

You can find her celebrity interview column for Starpulse here.

 www.iamjezabelle.com     

Chick Fil A CEO Tries to Move Foward – But Has Not Changed His Beliefs

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Nearly a half century after opening his first Chick-fil-A, Truett Cathy announced in November 2013 he was stepping down as chairman of the restaurant chain and leaving it in the hands of Dan Cathy, his oldest son. Even if Truett is slowing down, his fast-casual juggernaut isn’t. It boosted sales by $500 million to an estimated $4.6 billion in 2012.

DAN CATHY  as we know has donated MILLIONS $$$  to groups who are against gay people and even including ones that want to criminalize and deport gay “pedophiles”. Dan Cathy has repeatedly made statements opposing same-sex marriage.

I think the time of truths and principles are captured and codified in God’s word and I’m just personally committed to that, [Cathy] said. I know others feel very different from that and I respect their opinion and I hope that they would be respectful of mine.

He recently talked with the Atlanta Journal-Constition and admits his beliefs have NOT changed, but yet he wants his business to move beyond his personal beliefs.

Almost two years after he made headlines by throwing his support behind traditional marriage and later decried a pair of Supreme Court decisions that favored same-sex unions, Cathy hasn’t changed his mind. But he said Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has no place in the culture wars and regrets making the company a symbol in the marriage debate.  READ  MORE  AT  AJC

Manna Organics – Healthy Organic Choices


 

Manna is Home of the best vegan organic
Gluten Free breads, vegan organic yeast-free sprouted breads, raw
organic trail mixes, artisan sourdough breads, organic nut butters,
organic Kale Chips 
and organic ingredients. 

Manna Organics, LLC is a family owned and operated bakery. All  products are vegan, kosher, organic and carefully hand-made. Their signature product is the fully sprouted MANNA BREAD®,
cake-like, free of salt, no oils, no sweeteners, no leavening agents.
Manna bread is moist and delicious, high in protein and fiber. Sold in
the USA and Canada, in the Frozen Foods section.

I LOVE the organic nut butters. These unique artisan spreads are handmade in small batches and are deliciously perfect right off the spoon. Coconut Cashew is my favorite!

Everyone has heard that  KALE  is good for you, but not everyone knows what to do with it. Fret no more! At Manna Organics, their kale chips are the most delectable solution to adding more nutrient-dense foods to your diet.

We love kale because it is high in iron, calcium, Vitamin A, K, and
C, as well as a powerful antioxidant boost and an anti-inflammatory
food.

The highest quality organic, locally grown kale is lovingly mixed by hand with the purest ingredients.

So flavorful and satisfying, you will hardly be aware of anything but
how these kale chips nourish the body and delight the senses. Believe
us when we say these will become your new guilt-free addiction! Flavors like Mocha, Cheese, Curry and Pizza Margherita!

STOP BY THEIR WEBSITE  and  ORDER  ONLINE

DID YOU KNOW…….

As of 2002, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed national standards and started the National Organic Program http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/nop for organic food production and handling.

USDA Organic labeling is broken down into 4 subcategories.

  • 100% Organic (contains 100% organic ingredients. E.g. a piece of fruit)
  • Organic (Contains 95% or more organic ingredients)
  • Made With Organic Ingredients (70% or more organic ingredients)
  • < 70% Organic Ingredients ( < 70% organic ingredients)

All Manna Organics products contain between 95% and 100% organic and are therefore certified “Organic” by Quality Assurance International (QAI), which means that an organic certification organization, accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture, has validated that products labeled as “organic” meet the defined organic standards.

Barilla Pasta = Anti Gay…..Bertolli Pasta = PRO GAY

This was genius!  Bertolli pasta has been taking advantage of its rival Barilla’s misstep by posting pro-gay imagery on social media and speaking out about its support for the LGBT community.

“Pasta und Liebe für alle!” (Pasta and love for all) reads the caption on the photo posted to Facebook (above). The company also spoke with Adweek:

“We just wanted to spread the news that Bertolli welcomes everyone, especially those with an empty stomach.”

Adweek notes that the company has produced gay-themed ads in the past.

Barilla Pasta tells gays: ‘Eat another brand’

Barilla — one of the best known pasta brands around the world — is one
of Italy’s biggest advertisers, and for many years has used the image of
a happy family living in an idealised version of the Italian
countryside, with the slogan: “Where there’s Barilla, there’s home.”
“I would never do (a commercial) with a homosexual family, not for lack
of respect but because we don’t agree with them.
Ours is a classic
family where the woman plays a fundamental role,” Barilla, 55, said in
an interview with Radio 24 on Wednesday.

In the interview, Barilla said he opposed adoption by gay parents,
but was in favor of allowing gay marriage, which is not legal in Italy.
His comment about advertising was in response to a direct question about
whether he would ever feature a gay family in his company’s
commercials.

If gays “like our pasta and our advertising, they’ll
eat our pasta, if they don’t like it then they will not eat it and they
will eat another brand,” he said.

Aurelio Mancuso, head of gay
rights group Equality Italia, said Barilla’s comments were an “offensive
provocation” and called for a boycott of the company’s pasta, sauces
and snacks.

“We accept the invitation from the Barilla owner to
not eat his pasta,” Mancuso said. Many Italians used social media to
voice support for a boycott.

Wine Infused Popcorn

JUST when you think you have heard it all! Wine and your favorite movie snack have joined forces (cue in
celebratory orchestra music) to bring you the perfect drunkie munchie
to sneak into your next movie outing.

NYC-based Populence and New Zealand wine maker Kim Crawford have brought forth a boozy snack in two flavors: Pinot Noir Drizzle and Sauvignon Blanc Kettle.
This wine-infused popcorn is meant to be paired with the wine it’s made
with, which is probably a hint that you can’t get drunk off the popcorn
alone.

Where’s the BEEF? at KRAFT

One hot half naked dude  brings hotness to a  picnic in this Kraft ad  –  and those One Million Moms are crazed again!

Last week’s issue of People Magazine had the most
disgusting ad on the inside front cover that we have ever seen Kraft
produce. A full 2-page ad features a n*ked man lying on a picnic blanket
with only a small portion of the blanket barely covering his g*nitals.
It is easy to see what the ad is really selling. A person has to look
closely to see the item the company is marketing because the salad
dressing bottle is so small next to the male model, picnic basket and
other food items. There is also a small Kraft logo in the upper corners
with the words “Silverware Optional – Let’s Get Zesty.” The website
getmezesty.com is listed in the bottom corner.

Kraft has gone too far and will push away loyal, conservative
customers with this new ad campaign. Christians will not be able to buy
Kraft dressings or any of their products until they clean up their
advertising. The consumers they are attempting to attract – women and
mothers – are the very ones they are driving away. Who will want Kraft
products in their fridge or pantry if this vulgarity is what they
represent?

One Million Moms cannot get over the gall of this company. It is
unnecessary for Kraft to use s*x to sell salad dressing! (An asterisk is
used to ensure our emails get through to those who have signed up to
receive our alerts. Otherwise, referencing specific words would cause
our emails to be blocked by some Internet filters.)

HELP WANTED for NORMANDIE at Farmers Market – Los Angeles

Chef Josette LeBlond is founder and President of
Normandie Pate Inc. In 1985, Normandie started out as the first
manufacturer of fine French pates and sausages in Los Angeles.

Today,
the Normandie label can be seen not only on pates but on bakery goods
for airlines, grocery chains and restaurants in California and Nevada.

Josette’s perseverance and hard-working ethic have brought her key
accounts such as Disneyland Hotels, The Biltmore, Macy’s, and grocery
chains like Whole Foods, Bristol Farms and Pavillions. Hotel restaurants
in the Marriott, Hyatt and Ritz Carlton also enjoy her fine pates and
baked goods. Award-winning restaurants, like Joan’s on Third in Los
Angeles, utilize Normandie’s baguettes as the star component of their
sandwiches.

In 2011, Chef Josette expanded the Normandie brand to Farmers Market
at Third and Fairfax. Normandie Farmers Market serves breads,
croissants, pastries, cakes and pies. In 2012 Chef Josette opened a
restaurant in her Normandie Bakery calling it
Josette’s Bistro, and serving authentic French bistro cuisine at affordable prices.

HELP WANTED:

Chef Josette  is Looking for Server bilingual French, Spanish English for bakery, at the farmers market at Fairfax ( part time, evening) 5pm-9pm


PLEASE   RESPOND BY EMAIL
if you are interested.


No phone calls, please.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for  this amazing company!

Chick-fil-A HAS NOT changed their Anti Gay Donation Policy

How did this happen??

We got a press release a few days ago from The Civil Rights Agenda, out of Chicago. They claimed they got Chick-fil-A  to change their company policy about making donations to anti-gay groups. 

Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy told Mike Huckabee that contrary to reports announced this week
by Chicago LGBT rights group The Civil Rights Agenda and Chicago
alderman Joe Moreno, Chick-fil-A has NOT agreed to end its anti-gay
donations.

Mike Huckabee writes on his website:

I talked earlier today personally with
Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick Fil-A about the new reports that Chick Fil-A had
capitulated to demands of the supporters of same sex marriage. This is
not true.
The company continues to focus on the fair treatment of all of
its customers and employees, but to end confusion gave me this
statement:

“There continues to be erroneous implications in the
media that Chick-fil-A changed our practices and priorities in order to
obtain permission for a new restaurant in Chicago. That is incorrect.
Chick-fil-A made no such concessions, and we remain true to who we are
and who we have been.

In part, the press release from CRA  states: September 18, 2012 – Chicago, Illinois – The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA),
Illinois’ leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil
rights advocacy organization, has learned that Alderman Moreno has
finalized his negotiations with Chick-Fil-A.  Alderman Moreno has
confirmed that Chick-fil-A will no longer give money to anti-gay
organizations and that they have clarified in an internal document that
the company will treat every person equally, regardless of sexual
orientation.
The Civil Rights Agenda worked closely with the Alderman in
an advisory role as he negotiated these concessions with the executives
at Chick-fil-A.  Additionally, members of TCRA spoke directly with
executives at Chick-fil-A during negotiations to aid in educating their
decision makers about anti-discrimination policies and issues affecting
the LGBT community.


We have called both Alderman Moreno AND the Civil Rights Agenda –

Anthony Martinez from TCRA said,  We
would like clarification from Mr. Cathy and Alderman Moreno on this
matter. Chick-fil-A either lied or they are being very stealth about how
they characterize this matter with their base.
” 


And The Bible Says…..

According to Leviticus 11:7-8
“And the pig, because it parts the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. You shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.”

 
Dan Cathy’s hypocrisy is interesting–because the Bible  says not to eat pork yet Chick Fil A serves bacon and sausage for breakfast.

I wonder how Cathy decides which passages in the Bible to support. The Bible also supports slavery including selling our daughter into slavery etc etc but everyone seems to ignore that.  It’s funny how people will twist the bible to their own choosing….

Orero for Gay Pride Goes Viral

This week OREO posted a photoshopped PRIDE cookie on their Facebook page that went viral.

It also stirred up some haters. 

Facebook user Jeff Tulloch writes, “No gay pride I boycott now.” Lacy
Wheeler Anderson sadly posts, “I love oreos but will no longer be
buying them because of this,” while another user, Cody Patterson
comments, “disliked Oreo page just because of this one post. Think about
how much business u just killed oreo. I can’t support a business that
supports gays.” Some people even said things like gay people need to be killed

A couple Boycott Oreo Facebook pages have also been
created in response to the Pride cookie, but so far has only gathered 4  LIKES.

Even if you don’t eat OREO’S  please leave them a positive comment, for them showing their gay pride support!

Now I am of to JCP!   (JC PENNY)

Breath Slim – A New Way to Lose Weight

It’s that time of year – that many of us over-indulge and many people put “weight loss”  or  “diet”  on their New Years Resolution list.

I just read about this new device that sounds amazing. LOSE FAT without exercising. This is not a fad, but in fact based on years of scientific studies.

In the early 90’s, a group of international scientists and enthusiasts
decided to turn their research to an ancient healing art that has been
practiced for tens of thousands of years.

Their research proved that while different breathing methods produce different results, all of them had a therapeutic effect. Scientists discovered  that calmer and slower breathing allows the body to retain more of its vital resources.

A couple years ago a personal trainer told me that deep breathing exercises can help with weight loss,
relaxation, and sense of well being. Most of us do  not breath
properly, or deep enough,  and only  breath air
up into our chest. Look at yourself in the mirror. Your lungs hang all
the way down toward the bottom of your rib cage. More than likely,
you’re not filling them up with the precious air they need. Most of us
inflate just the upper portion.

In 1996, their research led to the development of the world’s first
respiratory training device (FRTD). The FRTD, a state-of-the-art
breathing device that remedies diseases of the respiratory,
cardiovascular and nervous systems, is patented and registered in many
countries including the United States. The Food and Drug Administration
of U. S. (FDA) approved it in 1998. More than 3 million FRTD devices
have been sold all over the world.

Studies have shown  that not only was the FRTD effective at treating asthma
and hypertension, but in the first month of treatment, more than 82%
of patients using the FRTD also noticed a drop in excess weight.

Scientists from the U. S., Europe and the Russian Federation began
to conduct even more research, discovering that the delivery of extra
oxygen burned through fat through a process called oxidation. They
discovered that it takes about 16 pounds of oxygen to burn two pounds
of excess weight. So with the FRTD, people’s blood streams were filled
with about 24 percent oxygen which couldn’t help but increase the
oxidation (or burning) of fat. They also discovered that with the
delivery of extra oxygen also reduced food cravings.

The BreathSlim device is a specially made cup and breathing “hose”. And the entire process is quite simple.The BreathSlim method is based on exercising your breathing, using resistance to exhalation. Resistance in the lungs increases the pressure of the air, and more oxygen begins to circulate through the blood. You feel your lungs stretch and expand like they are meant to. That extra oxygen you
give your body   moves through your bloodstream, slightly
increasing your flow, and helps get rid of excess waste and fat.

It was a little tricky at first – you will have to practice a bit to get the hang of it. But if you spend about 10 minutes a day, you should see results. They advise that you work up to 20 minutes a day for optimal results.

They also  recommend exercising in the evening before going to bed. This
allows you to reduce signs of fatigue tiredness after working day and
improves the quality of your sleep. I found it very relaxing in fact.

The device runs about $50 and can be ordered online!

BreathSlim weight loss device

LICK Some Schweddy Balls…Ice Cream



Who doesn’t like the taste of Schweddy Balls?

Leave it to Ben & Jerrys  ice cream to  announce the this new flavor will be added to their line-up of unusual labels in many of their stores and on supermarket shelves across the country.


 
Saturday Night Live, with Alec Baldwin and the infamous Schwetty Balls, is the joke this is all based on.

Schweddy Balls  is made of vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and is loaded with fudge covered rum balls and milk chocolate malt balls.

In case you never saw this, watch Schwetty Balls now.


His and His Dual Party Blender

Every gay couple needs this! 

And if you throw summer parties,
YOU NEED THIS!  

DUAL WAVE BLENDER
by Hamilton Beach!

I like chocolate…he likes  strawberry. We dirty the blender twice and have to wait for each other to finish.

Summertime…making margarittas!  Ahhhhhh. but wait, after I pour 4 or 5, I have to make ANOTHER batch!

ENTER the Dual Wave Blender! From top to bottom, the Hamilton Beach® Dual Wave™ Blender is all about versatility and power. Versatility because it’s a blender that’s perfect for making drinks for a crowd and then it’s a personal blender that lets you customize and blend two different drinks at once. Power because it doubles up with two sets of blades and two motors for a variety of blending and serving options.


The Dual Wave™ Blender switches from an 80-ounce jar to dual 16-ounce single serve jars with ease. At 80 ounces, the pitcher is double the size of most blender jars, yet its powerful dual blades and dual motors (delivering 1000 watts peak power) are able to blend an entire pitcher-full in less than 30 seconds.

That means less time blending and more time mingling with guests. With its convenient dispensing spout in place, drinks are served right into glasses, or for traditional pouring, the dishwasher-safe spout can be removed and capped off. When the party’s over and it’s time for one or two servings, the Dual Wave™ blender is ready to make two totally different recipes.

How about a strawberry smoothie for you and a chocolate milkshake for the little one? That’s easy. With two blending stations, each with individual speed dial and blade set, one or two drinks can be blended at a time, exactly the way each needs to be. If all this blending power and versatility isn’t enough, the Dual Wave™ blender is also equipped with a high-performing Dual Wave~Action® system. This ensures that your ingredients are thoroughly blended for smooth results and no ice chunks every time.

Why didn’t they think of this before?  About $80  at  Amazon.
Hamilton Beach 52145H Dual Wave Versatile Blender, Black

Healthy Choice for Fast Food…Will Taco Bell Offer Vegan?

Many in the LGBT community
are weight and body concious.

Let’s face it!

It was about 1998, I decided to start working out and started making better food choices. But at that time, it was hard to find anything healthy at fast food joints.

I think around 2000, some places started offering grilled chicken sandwiches an option. And in the years that followed, more and more healthy choices were added to many menus. Now you can even get fresh apple slices and yogurt for desert!

The next evolution is really  vegan choices. The more I learn about how animals are treated for our consumption, it’s disgusting. DID YOU KNOW? Over 99% of cruelty to animals in the United States occurs at the hands of the meat, dairy, and egg industries – which confine, mutilate, and slaughter over 9 billion animals each year.

DID YOU ALSO KNOW, that only 40% meat is required, to be called  “beef”? What’s the other 60%???

There are so many vegetarian/vegan choices these days. And I think America is ready for it.  Could Taco Bell be the leader?

There has been a lot of media attention this week over the recent lawsuit against Taco Bell, alleging the company’s “meat mixture” contains only 36 percent meat instead of the 40 percent required to fit the definition of beef. But Mercy For Animals  has a solution to Taco Bell’s problem that could be a win-win for everyone, especially the animals who are cruelly slaughtered for meat.


In an open letter sent to Greg Creed, President of Taco Bell, Mercy For Animals’ Executive Director, Nathan Runkle, asks:




Why not “Think Outside the Bun” and switch to a healthy and delicious vegan meat substitute and cash in on the growing demand for meatless meal options?



The letter continues:




Taco Bell customers would lose their appetites if they saw how cows raised for beef are inflicted with third degree burns (hot-iron branding), have their testicles ripped from their scrotums and their horns burned out of their skulls – all without any painkillers. Undercover investigations have revealed sick and injured animals routinely entering the human food supply. At slaughter, improper stunning condemns many animals to being skinned and dismembered while still alive, conscious and suffering. 



Cruelty to animals aside, the United Nations is calling for a global shift toward a vegan diet, saying that this is crucial to saving the world population from hunger, fuel shortages and the worst impacts of climate change. And according to the American Dietetic Association, vegan diets provide powerful protection against many deadly diseases, including the three biggest killers in the United States: heart disease, many types of cancer, and strokes.



The letter concludes:




Human health, environmental degradation, cruelty to animals and false advertising allegations are all very serious issues, but Taco Bell can tackle these problems, and more, by adopting and promoting a healthy and humane vegan menu. There is simply no better time than right now to salvage your company’s reputation and tap into a growing market for vegan foods. In fact, the National Restaurant Association says that vegan menu options are a “hot trend” for 2011. And with Taco Bell’s 12 authentic (and vegan) seasonings and spices, your customers can get the same tastes and textures they know and love with plant-based meat substitutes without all the saturated fat, cholesterol and cruelty associated with animal flesh.



Mercy For Animals is ready and willing to assist Taco Bell in making the socially responsible switch to a healthy, humane and honest vegan menu. We look forward to your response. 

It’s Time!    Save the Animals!

Mercy for Animals

Michael Martin Wants to Bake a Pie for Obama…and Discuss Marriage Equality


Michael Martin
is  a comedian and performer. He performs with the sketch team Thunder Gulch at UCB, and weekly with The Made Up Musical at the Magnet Theater. He also blogs about pies

The Brooklyn baker and funnyman
 recently created a video  asking President Barack Obama to come over to his apartment and have pie with him  and to discuss marriage equality.

He frequently blogs and bakes in his underwear! (Is that allowed, by health code??) But he says he would wear clothes, if he got the opportunity to bake and share a pie with Barack!

CHECK IT OUT!

Gay Bakers Close Shop and Straight Bakery Gets Their Hands Slapped

When you think of New Zealand,
you think of pretty open minded people…

Not so much!
 

A gay couple shut down their bakery after taunts and attacks in Christchurch   NZ. The couple say homophobic slurs and repeated attacks have forced them to close their bakery.


Dave Zelton and his partner, who have been together for five years, said the abuse had put a strain on their health, their relationship and their business.


The couple set up their bakery and food delivery service in the city centre last June.


They moved to their Hoon Hay store after the September 4 earthquake restricted access to the inner-city site.


Zelton said a family and the family’s friends had targeted the couple after they opened their Hoon Hay shop, taunting them from outside the store. Zelton had arranged for the family to be served with trespass notices, and had spoken to police and a lawyer. However, the couple moved out of the shop last week, and did not want to return.


“They’ve yelled at customers outside our shop, saying `Don’t go in there’, calling us faggots. We’ve had too many broken windows, and it’s costing us money,” Zelton said. “We just have to let it go. We’ve got no choice.”  The couple’s home and car had been damaged also.


The couple said the problems had strained their relationship and their health, and made it impossible for them to stay in the area. “We thought we could be who we are, not need to hide in the wardrobe or anything. We don’t need to be treated like s….”


Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Business Association executive member Suzy Lawson said she was “astounded” by the allegations of abuse. “I don’t understand how, in the society we live in today, with the laws we have, how people can still feel uncomfortable.”


Senior Sergeant Rob Patterson, of Christchurch South, said police were aware of issues at the bakery.


Patterson said a teenager had been arrested several weeks ago for breaking a window, while a community constable had been mediating a dispute between the couple and residents.

On another note,  a bakery in  INDIANA is being  investigated.  

The owner of “Just Cookies” allegedly engaged in discrimination last fall when he cited moral objections to homosexuality as his reason for declining a customer’s request to provide rainbow-iced cookies for a “National Coming Out Day” event at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.


Because the bakery operates within the city-owned Indianapolis City Market, the city may have the right to penalize the business, which could include receiving a fine or facing eviction.


Heather Browning, a coordinator for social justice education in the Office of Student Involvement at IUPUI, said when she called to place the order, and explained the nature of the celebration, “the gentleman told me that it was against their morals and values to do so, and then hung up on me.”


David Stockton, who owns Just Cookies with his wife Lily, said Wednesday that he told a caller to the bakery that he did not feel comfortable preparing a special order for a group that endorsed homosexual activity, and that he wanted to set what he believes is the right example for his two “impressionable young daughters.”

I mean really, they were not cookies depicting sex acts!  Come on, it’s a  RAINBOW!  Little girls LOVE RAINBOWS!

Once the shit hit the fan, Lily Stockton, in an interview on HLN, back peddled, saying the bakery didn’t have “enough colors” as the reason for refusing the order.


According to Wayne Schmidt, president of the City Market Board, there could be grounds for taking away their stand in the market. “I’d hate to lose them, but we can’t tolerate any kind of discrimination like that.” 


Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard’s spokesman says the bakery’s actions are “unacceptable”.

Take that straighties!




 

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