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You may have heard a lot about pink slime lately.  Jon Stewart talked about it earlier this week on his show:

Stewart cut to an animated news report that explained the process for making pink slime: Waste trimmings are gathered, simmered at low heat to make it easier to separate fat from muscle, then put into a centrifuge, sprayed with ammonia gas to kill bacteria, compressed into bricks, flash-frozen and finally shipped to grocery stores nationwide, where it's added to ground beef. Yummy!


But the host was most shocked by the fallout from the pink slime controversy: Numerous chain grocery stores and fast-food restaurants, including McDonald's, have vowed to stop using the filler.

Stewart marveled at the irony: "McDonald's doesn't think it's an appropriate thing to eat? These are the people who molded a pork disc into a rib-shaped sandwich ... that contains no ribs. Nobody knows how they did it! But this stuff, pink slime? That's too fake for McDonald's?"

LA Times: Jon Stewart says pink slime 'too fake for McDonald's'

I suppose Romney thinks its just fine for the 99% to eat pink slime, while he has filet mignon.  Guess who one of his biggest contributors is?  Yep. Pink Slime, or the head of the corporation that is a big maker of it.  (That's two folks I guess)

The company at the center of a national controversy over ammonia-treated beef byproducts – known in the media as “pink slime” – is headed by a major donor to Mitt Romney’s political action committees.

Beef Products Inc., which has suspended operations at several plants due to criticism of its products, was founded by Eldon Roth – a prominent Midwestern businessman who has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to pro-Romney groups.

Roth hosted a fundraiser for Romney in Sioux Falls last fall, according to the Associated Press. And the Washington Post reported last year that Roth and his wife, Regina, cut $190,000 in checks to Romney’s network of state-level PACs in 2010.

Later this week, Pink Slime itself may endorse the Etch-A-Sketch.  

Pink Slime for Romney!!!  Alomg with dog abusers for Rommey, it's getting to be quite a crowd.

In other news, in keeping with his fear of the color pink, as shown by discouraging someone from using a pink bowling ball yesterday, Santorum objected to "pink slime" based on its color and endorsed green slime.  [ok, this Santo comment is not real, but the pink slime story is real.  He's a big Romney contributor]


Update I: An excellent comment from Magnifico:

'Pink slime are people, my friend...' (0+ / 0-)
Some people in the front of the audience shouted, “No, they’re not!”
“Of course they are,” Romney said. “Everything in pink slime ultimately goes to people. Where do you think it goes?”

by Magnifico on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 03:23:12 PM CDT

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