2014's fast food atrocities
Burger King's black cheeseburger: Made with squid ink and bamboo charcoal, arguably a symbol of meat's destructive effect on the planet. Only available in Japan.
Looks like even more bad news for Ralph Nader. Not only did he fail to pick up the Green Party’s endorsement this weekend, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington also filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Friday alleging that he violated federal campaign law by sharing an office with a charity he founded. Nader’s office space conflict was first reported by Salon’s Joe Conason in March.
Democrats in Illinois may also choose to challenge Nader’s ballot signatures in Illinois today. This is on top of the signature challenge Nader is already dealing with in Arizona.
But all is not lost for Nader; over the weekend, he appears to have gathered the 1,000 signatures he needed to get on the ballot in Oregon. After a concerted push, compliments of right-wing activists in the state, 1,150 people came to his rally on Saturday to sign his petition. He is also insisting that he has enough signatures to make it onto the ballot in Washington State. Without the Green Party’s stamp of approval, though — and its access to the ballot in 22 states — Ralph Nader doesn’t appear to have a chance at getting his coveted 5 percent of the vote this November. But he can still swing states like Oregon, Washington and Arizona into the Bush column, doing about as much for his cause as he did in 2000.
Stephen W. Stromberg is a former editorial fellow at Salon.More Stephen W. Stromberg.
Domino's Specialty Chicken: It's like regular pizza, except instead of a crust, there's fried chicken. The company's marketing officer calls it "one of the most creative, innovative menu items we have ever had” -- brain power put to good use.
KFC'S ZINGER DOUBLE DOWN KING: A sandwich made by adding a burger patty to the infamous chicken-instead-of-buns creation can only be described using all caps. NO BUN ALL MEAT. Only available in South Korea.
Taco Bell's Waffle Taco: It took two years for Taco Bell to develop this waffle folded in the shape of a taco, the stand-out star of its new breakfast menu.
Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger: Only attendees at the San Diego County Fair were given the opportunity to taste the official version of this donut-hamburger-heart attack combo. The rest of America has reasonable odds of not dropping dead tomorrow.
Taco Bell's Quesarito: A burrito wrapped in a quesadilla inside an enigma. Quarantined to one store in Oklahoma City.
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