Hellish 1,535°C Temperatures† where bills like HR 2749 must originate
Okay, time for our regular dose of political awareness. I just wrote my Congressional representatives to oppose HR-2749 [1, 2, 3]:
As both a consumer and a farmer I oppose the “Food Safety Enhancement Act – H.R. 2749”. This bill will not make our food safer. What it will do is hurt small farmers by forcing unnecessary, complex regulations on them and it will hurt consumers by destroying their local food options. The only people who will benefit from HR-2749 is Big Ag by driving the small producers out of the market and Big Gov by gaining more control over our lives.
HR 2749 will destroy small food producers and small farms just as the government has destroyed small scale butchers and slaughter by applying the same rules and regulations necessary for safety at the mega-processors. These regulations don’t scale down. Instead the government destroys small businesses, eliminates local choices and kills innovation. Oppose HR 2749 like your dinner depends on it.
†So how hot are those hellish coals? Well, the bonfire got so hot we couldn’t stay within 8′ of it for more than a couple of seconds without getting burnt and frankly didn’t want to get within 30′ of it. Iron nails melted in the hottest parts. We had to wait a long time for it to burn down enough to cook on.
Outdoors: 62°F/42°F Partially Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 72°F/65°F