Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio elaborated, “Stop overestimating him — he’s a cross between a junkie and a hungry chicken.”
Chef Peng Chang-kuei, General Tso’s Chicken Inventor, died last week at 98; he served as a Kuomintang banquet chef before bringing a sweet and sour chicken dish to the US.
Donald Trump or his puppet masters are attempting to destabilize the PRC via contacting Taiwan (Thanks, Bob Dole) while concurrently preparing to deregulate US industries including the food supply. Trump is now playing (with) eponymous chicken as he provokes both the PRC and Taiwan versions of their respective “one China policy”.
And the chicken dish in question was prepared for a key figure in the MIC Revolt of the Admirals, the US civilian-military dispute over the joint force elements of the 1950s nuclear deterrent, during a time when the Korean War was being fought with conventional arms. We are still living through the same strategic doctrines of projecting power around the world and seemingly playing the same chicken games.
Secretary of Defense Louis A. Johnson’s idea of an executive was someone who gave orders, and those orders were to be carried out immediately and without question. When the naval officers had the audacity to question his decisions on weapons and strategy (Such as the cancellation of the super carrier USS United States), he took that as a sign of unparalleled insubordination. When unsupported attacks appeared against his character, he wanted those responsible to be severely punished. This could explain the animosity he felt for the Navy at the time of the admiral’s revolt.
Proponents of the Air Force doctrine saw the Korean War as an anomalous event, the demands of which were not relevant to dealing with the very real strategic nuclear threat from the Soviet Union.
Ultimately Soviet aggression never materialized thru a massive nuclear attack and this can be attributed, in whole during the decade of the 1950s, to the existence of the US Air Force’s and NATO’s strategic bomber forces.
The weirdness of the current PEOTUS snafu in China is that whoever is giving the Orange Sauced Gasbag the advice, is re-litigating the Cold War in the same region that gives us General Tso’s Chicken with the possibility that similar millions of people could die, primarily because of the ex-generals who might populate the Trump Cabinet.
What has now become weird is the delusional discourse (Pizzeria-gate(sic)) created in the RWNJ subculture that now seems to have kept the Trumpist hoards motivated. That meme was iterated by MSM or at least some agenda setters and gatekeepers. So the Trumpian chickening has intersected generations, cuisines, and paranoia.
Zuo Zongtang (also romanised as Tso Tsung-t’ang; [tswɔ̀ tsʊ́ŋtʰɑ̌ŋ]; 10 November 1812 – 5 September 1885), sometimes referred to as General Tso, was a Chinese statesman and military leader of the late Qing dynasty.
This mouthwateringly entertaining film travels the globe to unravel a captivating culinary mystery. General Tso’s chicken is a staple of Chinese-American cooking, and a ubiquitous presence on restaurant menus across the country.
But just who was General Tso? And how did his chicken become emblematic of an entire national cuisine?
Director Ian Cheney (King Corn, The City Dark) journeys from Shanghai to New York to the American Midwest and beyond to uncover the origins of this iconic dish, turning up surprising revelations and a host of humorous characters along the way. Told with the verve of a good detective story, The Search for General Tso is as much about food as it is a tale of the American immigrant experience. A Sundance Selects release from IFC Films.
Fake news and the stupid, media illiterate, deplorables… believing any damn thing on the intrawebz and apparently like like Birthers, Truthers, and Deniers, there’s an entire RWNJ fantasy iconology of what they think is sexual perversion in the Democratic party Is this like the Grindr stuff at CPAC? ZOMG! Sin iz everywhere!
apparently the CIA is really the Culinary Institute of America or even the California Institute for the Arts
- In Austin, Texas, according to the Austin American-Statesman, the East Side Pies mini-chain has been the subject of online and phone harassment (and one incident of IRL vandalism) by individuals who have “interpreted the restaurant’s logo as a symbol of the ‘illuminati,’ questioned the meaning of photos of pizza-eating children on East Side Pies’ Facebook account, inferred that a picture of staffers with former Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell was proof of nefarious political ties and claimed co-owner Michael Freid, an alumnus of the Culinary Institute of America, had ‘connections to the CIA.’ “
The pizza effect is a term used especially in religious studies and sociology for the phenomenon of elements of a nation or people’s culture being transformed or at least more fully embraced elsewhere, then re-imported back to their culture of origin, or the way in which a community’s self-understanding is influenced by (or imposed by, or imported from) foreign sources.
It is named after the idea that modern pizza was developed among Italian immigrants in the United States (rather than in native Italy, where in its simpler form it was originally looked down upon), and was later exported back to Italy to be interpreted as a delicacy in Italian cuisine.
Related phrases include “hermeneutical feedback loop”, “re-enculturation”, and “self-orientalization”. The term “pizza effect” was coined by the Hindu monk and professor of Anthropology at Syracuse University, Agehananda Bharati in 1970.
- Chicken tikka masala, a dish created in Britain, based on Indian cooking, which then became popular in India.
- Teppanyaki, a Western-influenced style created in Japan, popular in the U.S.
For starters, just four Chinese processing plants will be allowed to export cooked chicken products to the U.S., as first reported by Politico. The plants in question passed USDA inspection in March. Initially, these processors will only be allowed to export chicken products made from birds that were raised in the U.S. and Canada. Because of that, the poultry processors won’t be required to have a USDA inspector on site, as The New York Times notes, adding:
“And because the poultry will be processed, it will not require country-of-origin labeling. Nor will consumers eating chicken noodle soup from a can or chicken nuggets in a fast-food restaurant know if the chicken came from Chinese processing plants.”
That’s a pretty disturbing thought for anyone who’s followed the slew of stories regarding food safety failures in China in recent years. As we’ve previously reported on The Salt, this year alone, thousands of dead pigs turned up in the waters of Shanghai, rat meat was passed off as mutton and — perhaps most disconcerting for U.S. consumers — there was an outbreak of the H7N9 bird flu virus among live fowl in fresh meat markets…
The USDA’s decision comes with a backdrop of long-running trade disputes over meat between the U.S. and China.
In a nutshell: China banned U.S. beef exports in 2003 after a case of mad cow disease turned up in a Washington state cow. Then, when the bird flu virus broke out widely among Asian bird flocks in 2004, the U.S. blocked imports of Chinese poultry. China challenged that decision in front of the World Trade Organization, which ruled in China’s favor in 2010.
In a video produced by McDonald’s Canada that shows exactly how Chicken McNuggets are made, we learned that the nuggets come in four distinct shapes: The bell, the ball, the boot, and the bow tie (also called the bone). So why just four shapes? According to the company, “three would’ve been too few. Five would’ve been, like, wacky.”
“But the Chinese are different: you don’t need any evidence to chuck accusations of cheating at them. Sinophobia is the one form of racism which remains socially acceptable. As everyone knows, China just nicks our ideas and sells them back to us at half the price, thanks to the coolies who must work 18 hours a day and are apt to disappear if they complain. China has an appalling human rights record, but some of the sinister practices attributed to it go on in every western country”
USS United States was designed with the primary mission of carrying long-range bomber aircraft that could carry a heavy enough load to undertake nuclear bombardment missions. It would also carry long range escort fighters that would fly along and protect its bombers. The ship could also take on other roles, such as providing air support for amphibious forces and to conduct sea control operations, but it was primarily to be a “bomber carrier”. It was thought it would operate in a task force coupled with traditional attack carriers, which would provide the air cover for the task force. That mission was virtually certain to make the ship a target of inter-service rivalries over missions and funding. The United States Air Force viewed United States as a challenge to their monopoly on strategic nuclear weapons delivery.
It was fascinating to actually look at one of the RWNJ websites to prepare the above discourse, since I had to go to one to figure out the pizza problem but also found what “cuck” as derived from cuckold connotes for RWNJ.
This discourse I ignored during the campaign regarding evil pizzerias but apparently Trumpite sexual appetites are more pedestrian and repressed which accounts for its origin as well as its proliferation as “fake news”.
The choice of Comet Ping-Pong probably goes back to some CPAC hanky-panky among LogCabin-GOPrideans, since it seems like many terms come from gay conservative males. Or maybe it’s just another millennial RWNJ feeding-frenzy.
But isn’t it like RWNJ desire to prefer fast food that “makes after an hour, one hungry for power again”.
Comet is a pizzeria with pingpong and punk shows. But to the alt-right believers of the now-notorious #pizzagate conspiracy theory, Comet is actually the locus of a satanic pedophilia ring connected to the most powerful figures in Democratic politics. This theory—espoused on 4Chan and Twitter, in a now-banned Reddit forum, and by the son of the president-elect’s choice for national security adviser—has inspired its adherents to harass the 40-person staff of Comet with threatening phone calls and social-media missives, forcing the restaurant to bring on extra security. But that wasn’t enough to keep out Edgar Maddison Welch, a 28-year-old man from Salisbury, North Carolina, who was arrested on Sunday afternoon after firing a shot inside Comet with what police called an assault rifle.* According to the Washington Post, Welch told police that he went to Comet to “self-investigate.” Thankfully, no one was hurt.
Bob speaks with Kim LaCapria, Content Manager at Snopes.com, about debunking the conspiracy. Then, Brooke speaks with Richard Beck, author of We Believe the Children: A Moral Panic in the 1980s, about how Pizzagate resonates with pedophilia scares in the past.
We’ve reached a point where for many it’s easier to believe that a DC pizzeria has torture tunnels than that Russia meddled in our election
— Patrick Skinner (@SkinnerPm) December 10, 2016