Monday, December 14, 2015

And once again, the .gov proves that the "We must have more Government to protect us

against the evil people who make things!" line is stupid.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now taking interest in craft breweries by proposing new regulations that could cost beer makers big bucks to keep their brews on-tap.

The new regulations will require breweries to list nutritional content if they want to keep serving their suds at chain restaurants and brew pubs.
Small breweries will have to spend hundreds of dollars per beer to analyze the nutritional value of each type sold.

“A good analysis [will cost] probably somewhere between the $500-$1,000 range of what I’ve seen. Then multiply it across the styles that you have,” said Lawinski.

And at a thousand dollars a pop, that could keep unique and seasonal brews from making it to your favorite watering hole.
Yeah.  Because this is Essential To Public Safety.  Which so often translates to "We want control of EVERYTHING."

Oh, Canada: you're going to pay for putting that idiot in charge.

Hey, just list it as a 4th-trimester abortion and a lot of the leftists won't care.  They're already in favor of crap like this, anyway.

Damn.  As Kevin put it, 'an American who happened to be born somewhere else.'

Things are being run by a bunch of fucking idiots more worried about bad PR than about letting terrorists in.
Fearing a civil liberties backlash and "bad public relations" for the Obama administration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused in early 2014 to end a secret U.S. policy that prohibited immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas, a former senior department official said.
Yes, really.
Cohen said the issue reached a head at a heated 2014 meeting chaired by Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, other top deputies and representatives of the DHS Office of Civil Liberties and the Office of Privacy.

"The primary concern was that it would be viewed negatively if it was disclosed publicly and there were concerns that it would be embarrassing," Cohen said in an interview broadcast on "Good Morning America" today.
'Embarrassing'.  Letting a terrorist in to kill people isn't, but this might be...
"They felt looking at public postings [of foreign U.S. visa applicants] was an invasion of their privacy," the official told ABC News. "The arguments being made were, and are still, in bad faith."
And stupid.  Moronic.  Insane.  Maybe a few other things. 


Arthur said...

"Hey, just list it as a 4th-trimester abortion and a lot of the leftists won't care. They're already in favor of crap like this, anyway."

Weren't they screeching about Sarah Palin 'burdening' society with her downs kid?

Firehand said...

Yes, they were; that kid living just pissed them off no end

Terrapod said...

Ah, the dark times return. Well, if the law says that they can't sell the beer without all this regulatory crap, then the breweries become gentleman's clubs. The fee to join is ahh! say $500/year and the beer if free. Bet the membership will be quite strong and probably very annoyed at anyone messing with the system. Speakeasies were never suppressed, they just went underground. There is a saying in Spanish that translates to "made the law, made the trapdoor", Molon Labe baby!

0007 said...

Ya don't suppose that the large brewing companies had anything to do with this "decision" do you? That would mean that this large .gov agency was made up of a bunch of cheap, buy-able thugs... like the rest of those .gov agencies.

Firehand said...

Would not surprise me in the least