Spud should take note

I like pineapples, just not on pizza. I do not have the power to make laws which forbid people to put pineapples on their pizza. I am glad that I do not hold such power. Presidents should not have unlimited power. I would not want to hold this position if I could pass laws forbidding that which I don´t like. I would not want to live in such a country. For pizzas, I recommend seafood.

Politics is not about forcing people to follow your tastes.

21 comments on “Spud should take note

  1. Ah, the reason he took the job at City becomes clear. He’s get paid while flogging his books to his students….

    “But what I also suggested to them was that they need to think about the idea in my book ‘Dirty Secrets: How tax havens destroy the economy’ where I suggest that this wealth concentration undermines the market economy. “…. “which is another of the key reasons for taxation I outlined in The Joy of Tax.”

  2. You are making the very annoying mistake of using “is not” where “should not” is correct.

    For most politicians or, at least, those that aren’t simply in it for money, fame or glory, it does indeed seem to be about forcing people to do stuff you think they should be doing, whether these are your honest beliefs, your tastes or merely your whims.

    Or, in Murphy’s case, what ever guff the madly swinging pendulum of his mediocre intellect is flashing over at the specific time fist hits keyboard.

  3. “Politics is not about forcing people to follow your tastes.”

    He thinks it is. And –given the chance–he would certainly be telling you what you can have on your pizza. Or if you can have a pizza at all.

    “For most politicians or, at least, those that aren’t simply in it for money, fame or glory”. Or ego-boosting power over others.

    When you find one let us know.

  4. Pineapple on pizza is somewhere between the invention of writing and the non-square wheel, in my book. Gee, I was already concerned about Richie taking power. Now it’s more like; hurry up Mr Ecks, what’s keeping you?

  5. LPT–He needs to be purged off the public tit certainly. But whatever of his activities are privately based would still continue. I would like to see him out of business but I –unlike him–am not a commissar.

  6. Yikes.

    “It’s a change in behaviour or intense behaviour that is worrying,” said Dr Danya Glaser, part of the NICE panel developing the new guidance.

    We are saying err on the side of curiosity – it might be nothing but it might be something.

    That sounds ominous as all get-out.

  7. Then parents everywhere need to pile into these cunts. Don’t do nothing –because their intent is clear.

    And what have the NICE scum ( see C S Lewis–some bureaucratic prick is either illiterate or has a twisted sense of humour) got to do with kids?

  8. PF

    I have to echo Ecks here.

    These are some of the most evil, and dangerous people in the world. Attacking Parents and undermining them is essential though. In the warped minds of beings such as these, they believe ‘tragedies’ such as Brexit and the election of Donald Trump could have been averted had the voters been ‘taught the correct way’ as children. It’s a mindset that is totalitarian and almost everyone in NICE would have been quite at home manning the ramps in Auschwitz or Majdanek

  9. Ritchie would agree that the President of Iceland shouldn’t have the power to ban pineapple on pizzas. But he’s simply incapable of applying that rule more widely. He can’t make the logical leap to any wider limits on powers (either executive or legislative).

    Personally I think an acidic fruit like pineapple complements the cheese very nicely. I can understand why others find it abhorrent, but I suspect they object on grounds of Taste, rather than on grounds of taste.

  10. Both pineapples and pizza will be banned as “conspicuous consumption” in the glorious future that is the Curajus State.

  11. I suspect they object on grounds of Taste, rather than on grounds of taste.

    Nope, certainly taste, as in pineapple on pizza tastes disgusting and ruins a perfectly good pizza.

  12. Jimmers

    I’m with Andrew M – complements the cheese and ham. But then I quite like pesto or cajun with chicken – and especially the look on the poor Italian waitress’s face when you order it.

    (though it looks like VP has just ruled out my chicken options…)

    We could play the same game with marmite. No, not on pizza.

  13. Pesto or cajun with chicken yum yum.
    Just dont really like meat/fruit combo – pork and apple sauce, turkey and cranberry etc etc just dont float my boat.
    Marmite is fine in the right place.

  14. We eat two pizzas a month in the cooler months. Beyond the bread, tomato paste and gruyère: (i) artichoke hearts, bacon, olives; (ii) roast red pepper, chorizo, olives.

    I have no plans to force those on the public: if they prefer pineapple, anchovies, and lark’s vomit, so be it.

  15. My favourite pizza is prosciutto, smoked provolone and slivers of porcini mushroom, with a drizzle of garlic-infused olive oil on top. But there’s nowt wrong with pineapple and ham. As long as it’s not one of those disgusting deep-pan abominations. If I’d wanted cheesy focaccia bread, I’d’ve ordered cheesy fucking focaccia bread.

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