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.
Randall Terry has made quite a name for himself over the years. He founded antiabortion group Operation Rescue, and though he’s now very publicly at odds with his old organization, he’s kept up his activism with his own peculiar brand of protest.
As Salon’s very own Mike Madden wrote here Monday, Terry has been protesting healthcare reform outside town halls recently, and he hasn’t exactly given up on political theater — among other things, he’s dressing as a doctor and stabbing a baby doll to demonstrate what he believes will happen if the bill passes.
Tuesday night, Terry brought his protests inside one town hall, this one held in Reston, Va., by Rep. Jim Moran and former Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean.
The event started ugly and rowdy. It only got worse when, after a disruption, Moran said there were some people in attendance who don’t live in his district, had come there only to disrupt the meeting, and would have to leave, eventually singling out Terry. As shouts of “baby killer” rang out, Moran said Terry needed to leave, but then reconsidered, offering him the chance to ask the first question as long as he ended his protest and kept the question short enough that other people would still have their chance.
Terry didn’t take the offer — instead, he was led out by police as he loudly accused Dean of murdering babies.
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.
On March 21, 2010, the House voted to approve a healthcare bill intended to overhaul the system and guarantee Americans access to health insurance. The vote was 219 to 213. Problem solved? Hardly.