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.
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It’s been a while since Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said anything truly outrageous, and that’s a shame because 2014 is going to be her last year as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (unless we can convince her otherwise!), which means our time with her is in all likelihood running out.
What a relief, then, to find that Bachmann’s still got it. During an interview last week with the conservative pundit Cal Thomas — the guy who once said at CPAC that Rachel Maddow was a good argument for contraception — the 2012 GOP presidential candidate said that Americans “aren’t ready” for a woman president.
Her reasoning was admirably simple: Unlike President Barack Obama, who twice benefited from the “cachet about having an African-American president because of guilt,” a woman president would have no such advantage because “People don’t hold guilt for a woman.”
There simply is no “pent-up desire” for a female commander-in-chief, Bachmann went on to say, perhaps mistaking her complete failure to win her party’s nomination as a reflection of the whole of the American electorate’s views.
Despite not believing America was interested in or “ready” for a woman president, though, Bachmann still had advice for her fellow Republicans in the event that they come up against a Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy.
“Two things that need to be done,” Bachmann counseled. “Remind people [Clinton] is seeking to become commander-in-chief [and] how she has operated in the past with these types of responsibilities. She was in charge during the Benghazi debacle. If a person reads the Senate Intelligence [Committee] report and the House Foreign Affairs [Committee] report released [last] week, it is damning for Hillary Clinton.”
The other thing that needed to be done? Remind folks that Hillary Clinton is “the godmother of Obamacare,” which is why it’s called
So there you have it, straight from Bachmann: America isn’t ready for a woman to be president, isn’t interested in it, anyhow; but the Republicans will have to mount a concerted scare-campaign against Hillary Clinton in the event that she decides to run.
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.