Monday, June 19, 2006

eediat ting dat!

A yes yet again another news item has forced me to bring back the semi regular eediat ting dat feature. Been a while since the last one.

This time its the news story from last week about a doctor and a consumers group that are suing KFC.

Yep they claim that meals at KFC can be "startingly high in trans fat" and they are trying to stop KFC from serving foods that can lead to a heart attack. They say KFC needs to warn its customers on the dangers of its offerings.

What gets me is that they claim because KFC doesn't openly say that the chicken is fried in partially hydrogenated oil loaded with trans fats that folk are unaware that KFC can be unhealthy.

Ok is this just me? The chain used to be openly known as Kentucky Fried Chicken never Kentucky "slow roasted on a Foreman grill so that the fat drips out and its (possibly) healthy " chicken or Kentucky "steamed in a low fat au jus" chicken no the word FRIED was big and bold in the middle of the name.

And with the bombardment of the health conscious messages we have been getting for the last decade or two everyone knows now that fried chicken in over abundance is bad for you. I mean don't be fooled cause the Colonel have nuff chat bout 12 'erbs and spices, the chicken still greasy, fried and breaded, so you're taking your life into your hands.

And even if the Colonel decide he using another type of oil to fry the chicken it still going to be bad for you so what's the point here.

They going force the Colonel to start baking his chicken or shut down his shop or what? All the chat when you done away with the colonel, people will find something equally unhealthy to eat if they really choose. You going to ban fry chicken and outlaw big pots of sizzling oil too. All that going to do is set up an underground market in smuggled fried chicken from Canada (I trying to get in on that action) and lead me to start coming up with nuff 'why did the chicken cross the border' jokes. Or maybe we going make the colonel jerk his chicken?

Point is people still know it unhealthy and will eat nuff of it so suing the Colonel aint really going to help. Who you think you informing that the colonel unhealthy? Everybody should know that by now cause is not like the man main dish is Kentucky green salad made wid 12 sauces and dressings is FRIED chicken and all you have to do is see all the grease come off of it for any body with any common sense will realize that this might not be the most healthy meal.

I don't know but seems like a big waste a time to me. Eediat ting dat!

26 comments:

Lene said...

It's true. I never once believed that anything "fried" could be good for me. All those saturated fats must be killing them brain cells.

I hate when people make excuses and never accept responsibility. No one forced the 12 herbs and spices into your mouth.

Radmila said...

Once again, North Americans prove that communism was less intrusive.
We obviously can't think for ourselves and need advocate groups to narrow the choices that grown people make for themselves.
I heard that smoking is bad for you...pregnant women shouldn't smoke or drink...no kidding?
If we didn't have these lobbyists, how could we make decisions for ourselves?
:P

Luke Cage said...

We as a society have devolved in our methodologies, our thinking and even our lack of common sense. Have we strayed so far behind in our thinking that we have to have everything "explained", "dissected"& "analyzed" by specialists and health groups? Go on with that! I know that half the junk I eat may come with some kind of warning label and caution. But this... pretty much takes the cake man.

Campfyah said...

Somebodies gotta take the blame for the Americans overaters, unhealthy lifestyle. Firt it was Mickey Dees and now the Colonel. It's called freedom of eats and freedom of speech

G. Cornelius Harris said...

12 herbs and spicies...It's time to go to lunch! Man whats really going on...I'm back for a little while...I'll keep you posted

Stunner said...

I'm sure that KFC is not the only place you can buy food! So KFC is not obligated to serve healthy food, or outrightly tell you that the food is bad for you. veryone knows by now it's poison. Everyone has the power of choice and they shoud exercise it and stop trying to blame others for their wrong choices.

Honest said...

Uhhh this pisses me off soo much we never take responsibility for our own actions and decisions. Always want to blame someone for the obvious.

obifromsouthlondon said...

typical. eat yourself into a hole, blame someone else.

notyouraverage.... said...

everyone has already said it so well. maybe it's human nature? maybe we are like lemmings, following the crowd and not stopping to think.

SP said...

How stupid. That's like saying I want to sue the vegitarian resturant for not having any meat. I'm sure someone will be trying that next...

inciquay said...

Mmmmm KFC and Green cole slaw. I'm hungry. The trick is to squeeze - not simply pat- eachb piece of chicken with 3-4 layers of paper towel 2-3 times. Bam! Instantly healthy! LOL

bakannal time said...

Ate from KFC once...gave me drama in the loo...haven't been back.

Abeni said...

come to think of it I hardly eat anything healthy based on all these food warnings.I really can't be bothered co sit just takes the fun out of eating

Starr said...

It kinna pisses me off that These whatever you want to call them, Consumer Advocates have nothing better to do than dream up these things.

If they did sue and won, I know they are looking for money are they going to share it with all of us who ate KFC over the years?

We all have free will and we all choose to either eat healthy or not.

jelli said...

When are folks going to take responsibility for their own actions. This "SUE" happy society really needs to stops. I hope the judges throws the case out quick fast and in a hurry.

Shotta M said...

I agree - "a idiot ting dat." I can understand the arguments about there not being enough healthy alternatives to places such as KFC, but I don't think such haggling is solving anything.

Scratchie said...

Art Linkletter used to say that kids say the darnest things...I think that prize goes to those legal minds that come up with some of these lawsuits.......:D

princessdominique said...

Yeah KFC is no George Forman...lol

Leon said...

Everyone wants money, and the fastest ways to get it are pushing drugs, winning the lottery or winning a lawsuit. And since the latter is the simplest, many bring up such frivolous claims. Humanity is going to the dogs.

Miz JJ said...

I don't think that it is common sense that KFC is bad for you. They make their foods even fattier with no thought of the general public. I think they do misrepresent their foods and act like they can be used as a part of a healthy diet.

Chief Lymer said...

This is strickly a money making venture bredrin, nothing more, nothing less and unfortunately they will probably get away with it. So expect other laywsuits to follow!

solitaire said...

Big waste of time to me too! LOL.

Man, mi LOVE 'eediat ting dat'!!!

Dr. D. said...

Despite it being a eediat ting fe real JDid, you never know, if it goes to court, KFC may jus lose de case to rahtid!

Amadeo said...

If that's the case I should sue every job I ever had for preventing my full social schedule, Baltimore public schools for giving me a crappy education and every girl that ever broke up with me for emotional distress.

Mad Bull said...

Cho! They are using the media to send that message to people out there once again. See how successful they were, they have you and 25 other people discussing it. :)

Delaleuverses said...

But KFC is not even real chicken and the food I think is not at all healthy