July 2007
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Hot Dog Chili Flu Still Holds U.S. in Terrible Grip

Two important updates:

First, it’s entirely possible that Keith Regan was simply hungover, and did not contract botulism from canned chili:

A state Department of Health official yesterday discounted a second reported case of botulism on Maui because the symptoms “didn’t meet the criteria” for the foodborne illness.

Department spokeswoman Janice Okubo said the man [...]

Botulightning Strikes Twice in Same Place

Cattle Drive Chili claims another victim:

A second Maui man might have contracted botulism after eating a nationally recalled product.

On Friday, Keith Regan, 35, checked into the Maui Memorial Medical Center, where he was told that he has a mild case of botulism. He was released that afternoon.

“It’s kind of a shock,” he [...]

More contradictions on global warming

The National Center for Atmospheric Research concluded in a report on Sunday that the number of hurricanes has doubled in the last century due to global warming mostly caused by man.  In an article in Reuters, the researchers have said that there were six different periods when the number of storms increased then leveled off.


Botulism May Have Reached Hawaii!

Cattle Drive Chili, a product from Castleberry’s Food Company, might have been the culprit in Maui man’s illness:

A Maui man might have contracted botulism after eating a canned food product that is part of a nationwide recall, the state Department of Health said yesterday.

Three weeks ago, Jonathan Stockton, 33, bought a multipack of [...]

Left-Wing Silliness Reaches Height of Idiocy

This is so rich it should be served on toast points with a port wine reduction:

Liberal activists are stepping up their campaign against Fox News Channel by pressuring advertisers not to patronize the network.

MoveOn.org, the Campaign for America’s Future and liberal blogs like DailyKos.com are asking thousands of supporters to monitor who is [...]

Canadians Taking No Chances II

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says, “Throw it out!  Throw it out!  THROW IT OUT!!!“

Cans of chili contaminated with botulism could be in the homes of unwitting Canadian consumers despite a countrywide recall from Wal-Mart stores, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency warned Friday.

Health officials are asking Canadians to scour their homes for two [...]

California Woman Contracts Botulism: Canned Chili May Be to Blame

Remain vigilant:

A 51-year-old San Diego County woman was diagnosed with botulism, and health officials Friday were investigating whether her illness is related to recalled Castleberry Food Co. products.

According to the California Department of Public Health, the woman reported purchasing and eating one of the recalled products — a can of Kroger Chili with [...]

Cans of Hot Dog Chili Sauce EXPLODING

Watch out for bursting cans:

Cans of recalled food are bursting, swollen with the bacteria that causes botulism.

The bursting cans were among those being held by Castleberry’s Food Co., which announced last week a massive recall that now includes more than 90 potentially contaminated products, including chili sauces and dog foods.

News about the [...]

More Hot Dog Chili Sauce, Anyone?

An alarming story from Biloxi, Mississippi:

 BILOXI – A D’Iberville woman says the chili sauce she bought from a store in South Mississippi could have been contaminated with botulism… Eva Fountain, 61, says she shared a potentially bad can of the Castleberry’s Food chili sauce with her husband and two grandchildren. Fountain told The Sun [...]

Flooding in England, Heatwaves in Hungary: Global Warming Warnings?

Over the past week, the floods of England have dominated the local and national newsbroadcasts.  In case you don’t know, the rainy season in England (which lasts 300 days a year; not in a row) has flooded the banks of the Thames and other rivers, leaving thousands without drinking water.

Most of the news reports [...]

Inmate Flogs Bishop, Earns Two More Months in Clink

Perversion in Florida:

A Broward prisoner accused of committing a sex act while he was alone in his jail cell was found guilty Tuesday of indecent exposure.

Terry Lee Alexander, 20, unsuccessfully fought the charge, which had been brought by a female Broward Sheriff’s Office detention deputy who saw him perform the sex act in [...]

UColorado Fires Ward Churchill

According to Churchill supporters, It’s not about scholarship it’s about politics:

“The University of Colorado Board of Regents voted to fire Ward Churchill on Tuesday evening, prompting the promise of a lawsuit from the embattled professor.  The Board of Regents passed a motion to accept the recommendation from CU President Hank Brown to fire Churchill [...]

Let them not eat tangerines!

In the latest lunacy from the celebrity elites, Elizabeth Edwards speaking to a environmentalist group announced that from now she will be making the ultimate sacrifice of giving up tangerines.  It was explained on Politico.com that she wanted to reduce her carbon footprint and since tangerines were transported from outside the state.

The politics of [...]

Kroger and Meijer Are on the Hot Dog Chili Sauce Flu Watch, Too

It’s not just Castleberry’s, you know; Kroger and Meijer are recalling some products, too:

 A recall of canned meat products by a Georgia food processor includes several Kroger and Meijer house brands…

 The Kroger brands being recalled include: Kroger Hot Dog Chili Sauce, 10-ounce can; Kroger Beef Stew, 15-ounce can; Kroger Chili With Beans, 15-ounce [...]

TSA: Dry Runs Causing Dry Heaves

According to the TSA:

“Police across the country should be on the lookout for what could be “dry runs” for a terrorist attack, the Transportation Security Administration advised after series of suspicious incidents occurred at U.S. airports. An unclassified advisory, sent July 20 from TSA to law enforcement agencies, raised the possibility that recent activity [...]