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Arguments In Favor Of Legalizing Home-baked Pies  
User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8961 posts, RR: 40
Posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1844 times:



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ROCHESTER, Pa. -- On the first Friday of Lent, an elderly female parishioner of St. Cecilia Catholic Church began unwrapping pies at the church. That's when the trouble started.

A state inspector, there for an annual checkup on the church's kitchen, spied the desserts. After it was determined that the pies were home-baked, the inspector decreed they couldn't be sold.

"Everyone was devastated," says Josie Reed, a 69-year-old former teacher known for her pumpkin and berry pies.

Sold for $1 a slice, homemade pies have always been part of the Lenten fish-fry dinners at St. Cecilia's, located in this tiny city near Pittsburgh. Similar dinners are held in church basements and other venues across the country this time of year.

The problem is the pies are illegal in Pennsylvania. Under the state's food-safety code, facilities that provide food at four or more events in a year require at least a temporary eating and drinking license, and food has to be prepared in a state-inspected kitchen. Many churches have six fish fries a year, on Fridays during Lent. St. Cecilia's has always complied with having its kitchen licensed, so food made there is fine to serve. But homemade goods don't make the cut.

The disappearance of Mary Pratte's coconut-cream pie, Louise Humbert's raisin pie and Marge Murtha's "farm apple" pie from the fish-fry fund-raisers sparked an uproar that spread far beyond the small parish. The local paper dubbed it "piegate," and a nearby bakery donated pies to the church to help fill the gap at the dessert table. There are reports of other churches continuing to sell contraband pastries. Legislation to overturn the baked-goods ban is being discussed.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123932034907406927.html

That's pretty ridiculous. The food and safety director of that states deserves a pie in the face, followed by an "INSPECTED" stamp in the forehead.


"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
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User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

I don't think those pies should be legal. Who knows what she put in them? She could poison the whole church. Has she had any formal training in pie preparation? How many pies does a person need anyway? The Founders didn't see fit to to protect anyone's right to pies, so we should just outlaw all of them. What if she is an anti-social anetter with an enemies list? I am sure a psychologist would love to talk to her. How many people have died or been bured by pies, pie related items, or pie-induced illnesses?

Oh, and it is all Bush's fault.


There. That should cover most of it.



Proud OOTSK member
User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 971 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

Big (intrusive) government  bigthumbsup 

User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5137 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

I'd be careful if I was you, they are dangerous things these pies!

One dead in pie factory explosion

Probably left to the master bakers!



That'll teach you
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5137 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1780 times:



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 3):
Probably best left to the master bakers!

Where's the edit button when you need it?  Yeah sure



That'll teach you
User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

Uhmericuh, land of the free...

My ass  Yeah sure


User currently offlineMax550 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

Pennsylvania has some of the most ridiculous laws on the books. I've had the misfortune of living there for 20 years. The legislature will not overturn this because they prefer to spend their time on far more trivial issues.

User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7702 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1606 times:
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This is no bad thing. If there is one thing America needs to do it is eat fewer pies!  duck 


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User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1599 times:



Quoting PPVRA (Thread starter):
The food and safety director of that states deserves a pie in the face, followed by an "INSPECTED" stamp in the forehead.

Ask the Belgians nicely if you can borrow M. Le Tarteur. He would do an admirable job. I am sure there must be a UTube version of his "brush" with Bill Gates but I cannot find it.

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 7):
This is no bad thing. If there is one thing America needs to do it is eat fewer pies!

 rotfl  More throwing and less eating?? However, Aus is #2 in the porky stakes and closing fast it seems.


User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3769 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1593 times:

This happened at a church? *Trying to resist the urge to come up with a joke with the word "Pious" in it...*  devil 

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6484 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

Solution: Tax religious establishments.


When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineUH60FtRucker From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1569 times:



Quoting N328KF (Reply 10):
Solution: Tax religious establishments.

Or another growing popular American solution: go in there with a gun, and shoot everyone.


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19608 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

I dunno. The idea that you're going to overturn this sounds like a pie-in-the-sky idea to me.

On the other hand, the inspector needs a big slice of reality.

(Help me out here, I'm having trouble punning this one!)


User currently offlineMetroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1067 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1549 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 12):
(Help me out here, I'm having trouble punning this one!)

Yeah, those were rather half-baked of you. What's the matter, getting crusty? I have more, but you might find them base.



Set the controls for the heart of the Sun
User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8005 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1541 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 7):
This is no bad thing. If there is one thing America needs to do it is eat fewer pies!

As if Russians don't eat a bit much on pelmenis, varenikis and pirozhkis.  Wink


User currently offlineTylerDurden From United States of America, joined May 2008, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1513 times:



Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 11):
Or another growing popular American solution: go in there with a gun, and shoot everyone.

While talking on a cell phone.
To a lawyer.


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19608 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

*Best attempt at Cartman impression from South Park*

Gimme some PIE!!!

Quoting Metroliner (Reply 13):

Yeah, those were rather half-baked of you. What's the matter, getting crusty? I have more, but you might find them base.

Look, it's not like coming up with all these is exactly easy as pie.


User currently offlineMike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1466 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1490 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 16):
*Best attempt at Cartman impression from South Park*

Gimme some PIE!!!

Quoting Metroliner (Reply 13):

Yeah, those were rather half-baked of you. What's the matter, getting crusty? I have more, but you might find them base.

Look, it's not like coming up with all these is exactly easy as pie.

 Big grin

[Edited 2009-04-12 10:29:51]

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