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Arguments In Favor Of Legalizing Home-baked Pies

Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:12 pm



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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.
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RE: Arguments In Favor Of Legalizing Home-baked Pies

Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:05 pm

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.
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RE: Arguments In Favor Of Legalizing Home-baked Pies

Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:24 pm

Big (intrusive) government  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: Arguments In Favor Of Legalizing Home-baked Pies

Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:29 pm

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!
 
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RE: Arguments In Favor Of Legalizing Home-baked Pies

Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:30 pm



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

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RE: Arguments In Favor Of Legalizing Home-baked Pies

Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:39 pm

Uhmericuh, land of the free...

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RE: Arguments In Favor Of Legalizing Home-baked Pies

Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:07 pm

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.
 
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RE: Arguments In Favor Of Legalizing Home-baked Pies

Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:10 am

This is no bad thing. If there is one thing America needs to do it is eat fewer pies!  duck 
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RE: Arguments In Favor Of Legalizing Home-baked Pies

Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:07 pm



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.
 
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RE: Arguments In Favor Of Legalizing Home-baked Pies

Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:26 pm

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

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RE: Arguments In Favor Of Legalizing Home-baked Pies

Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:29 pm

Solution: Tax religious establishments.
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Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:34 pm



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

Or another growing popular American solution: go in there with a gun, and shoot everyone.
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RE: Arguments In Favor Of Legalizing Home-baked Pies

Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:55 pm

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.

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RE: Arguments In Favor Of Legalizing Home-baked Pies

Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:07 pm



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.
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RE: Arguments In Favor Of Legalizing Home-baked Pies

Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:18 pm



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
 
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RE: Arguments In Favor Of Legalizing Home-baked Pies

Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:27 pm



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.
 
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RE: Arguments In Favor Of Legalizing Home-baked Pies

Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:37 pm

*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.
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RE: Arguments In Favor Of Legalizing Home-baked Pies

Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:26 pm



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

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