The Department of Agriculture has ordered the largest ever beef recall in the U.S., deeming 143 million pounds of beef unfit for human consumption because of inspection violations. The plant responsible for the suspect meat happens to call the U.S. government, including the National School Lunch Program, one of its best customers.
The White House is using active-duty U.S. service personnel for partisan political purposes, a direct violation of military regulations, claims blogger Josh Marshall (here and here).
Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.) is pictured here introducing a soldier at a rally. AMERICAblog connects more dots.
“Don’t let your kids go hunting with the vice president. I don’t care what kind of lucrative contracts they’re trying to land or energy regulations they’re trying to get lifted. He’ll shoot them in the face.” | video
Sketchy U.S. operators of “tough love” schools skirt American regulations by operating in other countries. Sorta like sketchy U.S. corporations that skirt American taxes by having mailboxes in other countries. AlterNet’s got the goods.