"If providence did beards devise,
To prove the wearers of them wise,
A fulsome goat would then, by nature,
Excel each other human creature." - Thomas D'Urfey

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter!

Hey! It's me!  Do I look like I'm happy about this?  I ask you ... where is the dignity?  I feel like I'm in a Cadbury commercial.    Anybody got a chocolate egg?  Oy.


Friday, March 1, 2013

Do You Want This?

I don't usually get up on my Soap Stump, but this time I think I just have to say something.  A petition has been filed with the FDA and is currently under consideration that would allow artificial sweeteners to be placed in milk and other dairy products "without special labeling to 'promote healthy eating' and boost kid appeal."    Healthy eating???????????  If you are curious (and you should be), click here.

I don't know about you, but I sure don't want them putting anything in my milk I didn't put there myself.  Good grief!  They already put in more than enough added ingredients, particularly if it is a low- or no-fat product.  As a goat I feel I ought to be a spokesperson for milk.  The cows sure aren't going to do it.

At any rate, The White House maintains a "We the People" page where anyone can submit a petition on a matter of concern. According to their rules, a new petition is hidden (the one on this subject can be found here) until it accumulates 150 signatures, indicating that the petitioner has significant general support. The petition then becomes visible on the Open Petitions page.  If a petition gains 100,000 signatures by the end of the month, the White House is obliged to respond to it.  The first link is the only way to get to this petition, presently, to sign it until it has procured the required 150 initial signatures.  The Goatfather started it.  Please, if you don't care about the state of your food supply and health, think of your children and the millions who could be affected if such a thing were to be allowed.  Please  sign.  This is NOT one of those email petitions that pass around and around the Internet and do nothing.  This is a legitimate site and offers us a chance to have our voice heard.

Thank you.  Getting down off Soap Stump now.  Sign!