Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Full Value Food Review: Red Brick Pizza in Temecula

By: Bill Gould

While browsing the interwebs this morning, I came across an ad for Red Brick Pizza in Temecula California and that they had Gluten Free pizza. I have to eat gluten free due to a severe allergy, not as some fad diet, so when a restaurant advertises 'Gluten Free' I am always a bit suspicious.

That being said, I decided to take the risk of eating at a new place and put my physical well being in the hands of some folks at a restaurant I have never met. Scary. Yes, I said scary. Ill admit it sounds kinda snarky, but it is real - cross contamination sucks and is often painful for days with other undesired consequences not fit for print in a food review.

So off I went...

YES ON 37 A HIT WITH A NORML TOKE



EASTMAN, UNLIKE EASTWOOD, IS NO EMPTY CHAIR

Hollywood, CA – On an almost balmy fall evening in Los Angeles after covering the historic endorsement for YES on 37 (Label GMOs) by Mayor AnVil and his courageous city council earlier that day in downtown LA, my [Occupy LA] friend Jeff and I headed back for a repeat ride on the Rock City Railroad, one of the many wonders located in the array of antiques housed in several connected store dwellings on Hollywood Blvd.
This night, however, we weren’t there to scope out antiques; this night as a rep for Prop 37 and a MMJ activist/patient I was there in Hollywood to transgender causes by speaking of how Prop 37 passage is important to medical marijuana patients. Though it sounds simple, crossing another’s wake in rhetoric waters is as difficult as in real waters. Not everyone who boats, plays well with others.

Monday, October 29, 2012

“THAR SHE BLOWS”



NOAH, LIKE CLIMATE CHANGE, WASN’T BELIEVED EITHER

Temecula, CA – According to the Bible and independent records, Noah spent 150 years building the arks, one for the humans and one for the animals. For those one hundred and fifty years, Noah’s neighbors, seemingly ancient Republicans, laughed at and scorned Noah right up until the dark clouds gathered and the waters swept them away.
Today we drill and use fossil fuels without regard for Mother Nature. Obviously we collectively have forgotten the old TV ad comic tagline, “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.”

Friday, October 26, 2012

GENETIC ROULETTE - WATCH FOR FREE UNTIL 11/6

GMO =S GOD MOVE OVER - THE SICKENING OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE






Vote YES On Prop 37 - Label GMOs on Nov 6

BACK TO THE DAILY PLANET - Photo UPDATE

LABEL GMO TRAIN ARRIVING ON TRACK 420

Temecula, CA – On October 24, 2012, on the second annual FOOD DAY LA, the Los Angeles City Council, voted to endorse Item 25, YES ON 37 – LABEL GMOs in California. The motion had been tabled when it first came up on the council agenda in September. Orange County GMO activist area leader John Diaz and Iowa farm activist ‘Big’ Dave Murphy (see Food Science vs Food Safety) rolled into town [LA] to show a presence at the city council meeting decision and also stage the latest protest demonstration to highlight the importance of YES On 37 to label GMOs. It was my first trip back to City Hall, the Daily Planet building made famous graphically through Superman films, comic books, and the 50’s TV series starring the late George Reeves. Before the night was over, I would be speaking to the LA Chapter of NORML about Prop 37. It played out like this…

FRANKENSTORM NO FRANKENWEENIE

PRAY FOR THE EAST COAST


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

MEET THE BAD GUYS

WHEN YOUR FRIENDS TRY TO KILL YOU, ET TU WHOLE FOODS?

Temecula, CA – Up to now in our GMO adventure log, I’ve given you the inside skinny on the good guys, Big Dave, John, Connie, Raj, Kerne, and the rest of the hard-working, good looking Label GMO crew that I’ve had the pleasure to be in the trenches with. At this time let’s meet the ‘bad guys’. Many of these companies are your friends with trusted products that you have come to know and buy on habit, like attending a church every Sunday. So how did the garden, the businesses, and the government become corrupted? The answer:

For this urban harvest, the root of all evil begins a seed from Monsanto aka Saint Money or St. Mammon.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

FOOD SCIENCE VS FOOD SAFETY



“OUR MINDS FEED YOUR STOMACHS”

Orange, CA – On an otherwise typical Friday afternoon in perfect southern California weather under non geo-engineered, cough, chem trails, skies (Woohoo!), a crew of about 20 volunteer activists marched around the circle park at the heart of downtown in the city of Orange, CA. The group, led by a tall, angular, silver-haired Pied Piper named John Diaz, was there to raise awareness for the YES On Prop 37 position, a stab at the status quo, in a food panel discussion being held at the prodigious Chapman University, a heavy hitter in the city of Orange. Before this 22-hour day was done, I would experience 3 LLWAP* moments. I would gleam the moment of truth on the matter, find my story titles, and have my own Big Bang Theory moment. It happened like this…

Friday, October 19, 2012

THE PANEL REPORT ON REDUCING ENVIRONMENTAL CANCER RISK

US GOVERNMENT COVERTLY SUPPORTS PROP 37 IN PAPER
  
Temecula, CA – As you read today’s news story about cancer and the environment ask yourself how many people do you know have cancer, had cancer, are sick from cancer, or died from cancer. I’m guessing that you know at least one in each column. I do. In 2009 alone, approximately 1.5 million American men, women, and children were diagnosed with cancer, and 562,000 died from the disease. What may surprise you, Dear Reader, is that only 5% of the cancers you can get are hereditary. 95% of existing cancers are environmentally caused!  
With the growing body of evidence linking environmental exposures to cancer, the public is becoming increasingly aware of the unacceptable burden of cancer resulting from environmental and occupational exposures that could have been prevented through appropriate national action.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

HAPPY HOUR AT PUMPKIN PATCH SAVES $$$



LOCAL ‘VOICE’ RETURNS FOR T-TOWN SHOWS

Temecula, CA – With my bopping around southern California covering both Occupy events and now balls-to-the-wall coverage of the Label GMO/YES on 37 fight up in Orange County, I haven’t had much time to devote to anything local. So to make amends, here’s some inside information for parents with small children heading to one of the local pumpkin patch set-ups around town. The pumpkin patch at the corner of Winchester and Hot Springs roads offers a Happy Hour from 5PM to 7PM, Mon-Thurs. Unlimited rides and slides for $10.00 with the exception of the hi-bounce bungee. That can be a savings of $15 in just an hour with a normally active youngster [a mole spent $25 in just an hour in preparation for this report]. At press time there is no word as to whether any of the other patches around town offer such a deal.

RUSSIA, FRANCE SUSPEND US GRAIN IMPORTS



FIGURES DON’T LIE BUT LIARS CAN FIGURE

Temecula, CA – Coming just a scant five days after the story, Why Monsanto Does Not Allow Outside Testing of GMOs, Russia [joined France] in suspending corn imports from US farmers, showing in ‘real life’ who it is that really hurts farmers. After the jump please read the story report from Natasha Lennard dated September 26, 2012. Skip the high-priced slick ‘no on 37’ by grant-induced scientists and tenure seeking professors. Do the internet legwork and Vote YES on 37 because…

 ‘Russia has suspended imports of Monsanto’s genetically-modified corn in light of a French study which linked the crops to cancer.

Agence France-Presse reports:

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

HANDICAPPER LEAGUE (FFHL) FOOTBALL NEWS AFTER WEEK SIX



FROM THE DESK OF THE “FUGITIVE” COMMISSIONER


Hello Football Fans,
I'm guessing not many of you did well picking NFL winners in your football pools last weekend.  There were many field goals that determined the outcome of games.
Also, the first BCS rankings are out, and the computers are playing a significant role at this point, although it's still too early to get overly excited.
Enjoy,
The Fugitive Commissioner of the FFHL

BINDERS FULL OF LIES



MITTENS O-wned BY BARRY

Temecula, CA – There is joy in Mudville tonight as the people who Mormons consider to be ‘mud people’ aka not white-skinned, celebrate the return of the nation’s leader to a position of rightful authority in standing up to the bully of the 47%. Last night, all the immigrants and ‘illegals’, read Mexicans, got to see the real Mitt Romney style, sans Gangham, and it wasn’t pretty. For the LGBT and MMJ crews it was a rerun.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

MEDICAL TREASON ON A SOVEREIGN PEOPLE

THE STORY BEHIND THE PROP 37 FOOD FIGHT

Temecula, CA – One of the central tenets of the fable, ‘The Emperor Wears No Clothes’ is that the emperor has been around for a long time and no one has recognized him for who he truly is. A portion of Occupy Los Angeles and the Occupy Movement in general is calling out to the general public and saying, “Wake up to the ills around you. Don’t ignore what is happening to your neighbor because it isn’t happening to you, yet.” You may have gleamed that viewpoint from some of the coverage. This story isn’t about that group of Occupiers.

FOOD FIGHT FRIDAY - OC’s CHAPMAN COLLEGE - Update



YOU GOTTA FIGHT, FOR YOUR RIGHT, TO PARTY KNOW

Temecula, CA – While most people in the country will be watching the Presidential debate tonight, a small minority will be prepping for the most important debate of their life, and yours. What makes this debate so essential is that the central issues lie at the heart of what it means to be an American, or any citizen for that matter, food and your right to know the food you’re eating. 
At 3 p.m. Oct. 19, Chapman University in the city of Orange, will host a panel discussion on Proposition 37, which calls for the labeling of genetically modified food. The event is free but RSVPs – including your company or school affiliation – are requested to CU.FoodScienceClub@gmail.com

Thursday, October 4, 2012

MITT ROMNEY STYLE - UPDATE

COLLEGE VIDEO NAILS THE WIN

Temecula, CA - On the eve of the second Presidential debate, we offer a view at the internet sensation, Mitt Romney, Gangham Style, at the horse's mouth. Over a million viewers have laughed since the video viewing rights here were narked on. However, you can't keep a great parody down.

LEHRER OLD, ROMNEY BOLD, OBAMA COLD



A BULLY OF A SHOW, NOT A DEBATE

Temecula, CA – The reviews are in. Willard’s last stand became Willard’s best stand. What happened? “Obama has fallen in love with is polls. He thinks he has this election wrapped up already. He underestimated Romney and got creamed because of it,” was one wag’s view. Another opined, “Lehrer did get bulldozed by Romney. Anybody who watched the debate can tell you that. He let Romney interrupt Obama, but Obama let himself be bulldozed. Romney stepped on Obama in the middle of his comments. Obama did have more time speaking, technically, but he was cut off repeatedly by Romney. It takes more time to resume what you're saying when you have to keep starting over because you're being rudely interrupted.”

Is Romney a bully? Yes, in the way a plant manager is a bully. Ask anyone who has worked in industry, especially the manufacturing side, if they have ever seen a gentle plant manager. ‘No’ is the answer. Plant managers are bullies. They bully everyone down the chain of command. Plus, “Funny to see Romney all hopped up on coke or something,” expressed one viewer while another, “Twitchy hyperactive hyperbole.”

“Obama acted like he had been awoken from a deep, deep nap,” was a comment as was “Both Lehrer and Obama were flat tonight. Neither seemed really engaged. Romney was prepared but what he said contradicted what he has been saying for the last 6 months. He needed to be pinned down on that but wasn't. Obama must be hungry because Romney ate his lunch.”

Romney realized or was told that on TV, appearance matters, not facts, attitude, or agendas. I doubt that Barack has ever met a man/opponent like the type Romney is. Mitt on the other hand, has a long religious culture that has prepared him to deal with someone like Obama. The next debate will be interesting to see just how astute and forward thinking Obama is. The Rumble in the Rockies goes to the bully, Mitt Romney, and Jim Lehrer limps off to join Big Bird at the retirement home. But none of this really matters because the whole thing, like the RNC, was scripted from start to finish.

“When the League of Women Voters bowed out due to corporate pressure the beauty and the value of the debates was simply lost.” Lehrer could have controlled the debate better. Not that it really mattered. All the questions were of the sort that would have led to the same answers. The topics mandated by the contract between the two political parties and the Presidential Debate Commission -- a private corporation. In short, the two campaigns contracted with the Commission NOT to have questions in the "domestic issues" debate about:

Climate change
Growing prison populations
Death penalty
Women’s health
The environment
Immigration
Domestic surveillance
Transportation
Voting rights
Poverty
Bargaining rights
State budget crises
Privatization
Foreclosures
Rising gun violence
Student and consumer debt
Disparity of wealth
Consolidated media
Campaign finance
Privacy rights
Fracking
Keystone Pipeline
Global Engineering over US soil
GMOs
Freedom of protests
"Politics is theater. It doesn't matter if you win. You make a statement. You say, I'm here, pay attention to me" – Harvey Milk


Monday, October 1, 2012

WHERE ALL THE HUBBUB CAME FROM

ADDING THE COLOR COMMENTARY

Temecula, CA – For those of you who wonder if I am picking on Mitt Romney, the answer is no, not really. It’s picking on someone when that person doesn’t deserve your verbal barbs. As you will see after the jump, Mitt Romney, his pal Ryan, and their boy Akin deserve all the glowering that you can muster in a Grandpa Simpson fashion. If you have seen the SNL skit in the previous story, their premise was a correct one and anyone who is a real American knows it. Our first report is the Mother Jones report that started it all, with added [color] corrections. The second report is an intact Rolling Stone Magazine look at the Republican Party and what it is really trying to do.