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.
Given Alan Keyes’ descent into Birtherdom and his recent anti-abortion protest at Notre Dame, which featured dolls covered in fake blood, it should be no surprise that the man hangs out with something of an eccentric crowd. Turns out it’s sort of violent, too.
Last year, when Keyes ran for president (yes, he ran, sorry if you didn’t notice), he had Wiley Drake as his running mate. Tuesday, Right Wing Watch noted that Drake, who’s also served as the second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, has been celebrating the murder of abortion provider George Tiller. “There may be a lot who would say, ‘Oh that is mean. You shouldn’t be that way,’” Drake said on his radio show. “Well, no, it’s an answer to prayer.” He went on to explain:
Would you have rejoiced when Adolf Hitler died during the war? … I would have said, “Amen, praise the Lord, hallelujah, I’m glad he’s dead.”
This man, George Tiller, was far greater in his atrocities than Adolf Hitler. So I am happy. I am glad that he is dead. Now I am sad that he went to hell, because he had a choice just like everybody else did. He could have chosen Jesus Christ and when he died went to heaven. But he chose the devil. He chose to neglect, he chose to reject Jesus Christ. And therefore on Sunday morning when he breathed his last breath there in the Lutheran church, he breathed his last breath, and he slipped into the presence of the devil. And I have a strange hunch and a strange feeling that there is a special, superheated, super-hot place in hell for people like George Tiller.
Keyes’ demonstration at Notre Dame was related to the arrest of anti-abortion activist Randall Terry, who had been protesting at the school because of its decision to invite President Obama to be its commencement speaker. Terry, too, has had less-than-condemnatory things to say about Tiller’s murder.
Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.More Alex Koppelman.
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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