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.
In the Senate today, Democrats are trying to find their way between the leave-Iraq-by-July 2007 position, advocated by Sens. John Kerry, Russ Feingold and Barbara Boxer, and the more open-ended phased withdrawal advocated by the party leadership. The Republicans aren’t offering any alternative plans for ending the war, besides grumbling that such talk of withdrawal amounts to a plan to “cut and run.”
A front-page story in today’s New York Times lets Sen. Kerry defend his proposal, while arguing that it’s angering some other Dems by making the party appear indecisive before the November elections. Kerry told the Times: “The Democrats need to be strong and stand up with a clear articulation about how we make the United States stronger,” he said. “As far as I’m concerned, we should go right at Karl Rove and his phony tough talk that is calculated purely for the election and not for a successful strategy in Iraq. I’m doing what I think is the right thing to do as a policy matter,” he said, “for our troops and for the country. Someone else will deal with politics.”
The Times suggests that the debate in the party is about more than just politics, reflecting an actual split among the American people: “Polls suggest many Americans are eager to see American troops come home from Iraq but are uneasy about leaving too soon. The rival Democratic approaches may reflect that tension, with Mr. Kerry appealing to those who regard the war as a mistake, while the Democratic leaders reflect more caution.”
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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