Friday, August 12, 2016

"Woman Fighting Fine For Selling Tamales Without Permit"

CBS DWF:  “It’s just so common. That’s why to me, I don’t understand why it’s such a big deal,” said Cruz.
When she called the city, a clerk told her someone reported her for not having a food permit to sell the tamales.

“I don’t understand because if anything I would have rather them come to me first if they had any concerns,” said Cruz.

Carrollton Environmental Services said it takes food borne illnesses very seriously.

A director said a fine was issued and not a warning because tamales are considered “potentially hazardous food” due to the cooked corn and meat being used.

“What if somebody got sick from them? What if somebody could have died from them? And I completely understand those concerns,” said Cruz.

But she feels the city’s actions are a little extreme. (video at the link)

49 comments:

AprilApple said...

The caring bureaucracy must remove all risk.

ndspinelli said...

HORSESHIT!! There is a tamale man I've gotten to know in San Diego. The man works his ass off. His wife and kids make tamales fresh every morning and he walks all the beach courts and alleys pushing his cart yelling "Tamales" w/ a genuine smile on his face. Myself and many people I know eat them all the time. The are superb and SAFE!!

Dust Bunny Queen said...

If people want to buy her tamales they should be able to. When I had my office, a local Mexican man would come around to the various businesses on Thursday morning and ask if we wanted to buy Tamales to be delivered on Friday. Hell YEAH!! His wife and her sister would make a zillion tamales (pork or chicken) and bring them to the office wrapped in foil. I put them in my fridge at the office and took them home later. They were great. Delicious. Just warm them up in the oven. Friday tamales and no cooking for me!! win win!

Now, if I were to get sick or if I heard that others were getting ill, I would just stop buying the tamales and let it go at that. If they were putting out bad food, people would let everyone know and no one would buy their product.

That is how the free market works.

ndspinelli said...

The free market died several decades ago. The duopoly killed it. Not w/ a kill shot to the head. But w/ body blows over time.

AprilApple said...

If you make a donation to the Clinton Foundation, it can all go away.


How about a compromise. Allow small business like home-made food to be sold with a risk qualifier. Require the following signage - well lit and with bold colors, all all languages.

"Eat at your own risk. Not sanctioned by the holy and caring bureaucracy. You might die."


Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Make tamales great again...

Hillary loves tacos

Leland said...

Dallas is run by stupid liberals too, but at least in Dallas, the police won't put you in a choke hold, drop you to ground, and do nothing as you die. Alas, if both NYC and Dallas quit being nanny city states telling others what can be bought and what can be sold; we wouldn't have mistreatment of minorities by officials.

Trooper York said...
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Trooper York said...

When Giuliani came n all my friends who are working class stiffs like me were estatic. He was gonna crack down on squeegee men. Bums. Thieves and muggers.

Then he passed a rule that if caught a DWI they would confiscate your car. The bartender at one of locals was the first one they did it to and n months time five or six guys lost their cars.

Suddenly he was an asshole.

Everybody wants the law to apply to someone else and not to them.

August 12, 2016 at 3:14 PM

Trooper York said...

Street meat is all well and good and you should eat it at your own risk.

But I bet the vendors set up in front of a restaurant that pays rent and sales tax and payroll taxes. The hot dog guys all have to pass a course and follow basic sanitary rules. Why is this lady exempt?

Because you like Mexican food? How does that work exactly? The law shouldn't apply to stuff we like?

Trooper York said...

When we worked in the restaurant business we had to pass the food handlers course. Someone who has it has to be on the premises at all times.

Does this lady have a food handlers certificate? Does she have a green card?

Or is she exempt from what normal Americans have to do when they open a restaurant?



chickelit said...

Does this lady have a food handlers certificate? Does she have a green card?

Or is she exempt from what normal Americans have to do when they open a restaurant?


There is a giant year round open air market in Oceanside located in a former drive-in movie grounds. It is completely unregulated and as far as I know collects little to no sales tax like other retailers do. The vendors pay a small fee and no questions are asked. It is highly likely that stolen goods are fenced there. The vendors and clientele are about 90% non hablers of inglés.

chickelit said...

@spinelli, DBQ et al: A little "free market" is good for everyone. Go ahead and call regulation a racket, but keep in mind that imitating a third world economy could lead to a third world economy.

Can you buy anything in Mexico without paying Carlos Slim?

Slim is the largest shareholder of the NYT. Trump (or Trump's people) have threatened to fund the wall by taxing remittances which is Slim's bread and butter. Coincidence?

chickelit said...

Slim is the largest shareholder of the NYT. Trump (or Trump's people) have threatened to fund the wall by taxing remittances which is Slim's bread and butter. Coincidence?

Maybe that belongs in Lem's latest reddit post?

Leland said...

Troop; it was mostly sarcasm.

I do think there is excessive regulation, but really, these liberal passing regulations need to have some consistency in their arguments. And it is mostly liberals passing these regulations. Eric Garner was doing more than just selling cigarettes illegally, he was also trespassing.

Further, regarding chick's comment; if they aren't paying the taxes, then hold them accountable there. Because yes, it is truly unfair for a restaurant to pay taxes, get a business permit, and meet health code requirements which mainly means paying and monitoring employees; only to be out sold by the immigrant on the street corner offering cheaper food by not following the law.

However, there are places were such regulations do not make sense. Mostly rural, but sometimes in other areas.

chickelit said...

Slim is the largest shareholder of the NYT. Trump (or Trump's people) have threatened to fund the wall by taxing remittances which is Slim's bread and butter. Coincidence?

Dammit, I should have written that remittances are Slim's rice bowl -- just to offend Spinelli.

ndspinelli said...

I would trade a hard working Mexican for a fat, lazy, entitled American any day.

chickelit said...

Ethic disparities in obesity

chickelit said...

Ethnic disparities in Welfare

chickelit said...

There are no tabulated ethnic disparity data for laziness because the question is vague.

chickelit said...

Even Carlos Slim is not "slim."

Trooper York said...

I think if you insist that it is easy for a voter to get an id to be able to vote than it is not unreasonable to ask that food handlers get a certificate to handle food.

I worked in the restaurant business for many years and the kitchen is almost exclusively Mexican (or more accurately Central American) and Chinese. Neither of whom have any knowledge or desire to follow sanitary practices. The Irish pubs I worked with had to beat it into their heads to not let the chicken sit in a fly speck mound on the counter like home in Old Mexico.

By the way most of the Mexican working in restaurant are fat fucks. Short fat fucks. The Chinese not so much. But Pedro is usually stocky and chubby and stuffing his face with food that doesn't get sold that night.

chickelit said...

ndspinelli said...
I would trade a hard working Mexican for a fat, lazy, entitled American any day.

Titus would say...
I would trade a hard, working brown hog for a fat, lazy, entitled American one any day.

ndspinelli said...

The problem w/ the bra salesman is his entire world view is a few square miles. Mexicans run most kitchens around this country. There are more PR's and Central/South Americans in the northeast than Mexicans. The rest of the country is where most Mexicans live. We've gone over this before. You were spouting about Mexican food and all of us who live around large Mexican populations knew you were talking out of your ass. You're a bullshitter. You don't know shit about Mexicans except that you hate them. I get it, you're a tough guy and like to talk tough, and spout hate. Never been anywhere but knows it all. This is the first time I heard of you working in the restaurant biz. I thought you just counted beans and sold bras. Dishwasher?

Trooper York said...

Of course the peeper knows everything about everything. I don't hate Mexicans. I hate illegals who take the jobs of Americans. Mexicans, Costa Ricans, Guatemalans, Peruvians, Somali's, Bengali's and any other refugee from a third world shit hole who comes here to steal jobs from Americans and suck off the welfare tit.

Obviously the peeper is one with the duopoly because he prefers illegal Mexicans to "fat lazy Americans."

There is large contingent of Mexican food vendors at Red Hook Field and has been for about twenty years. They serve authentic Mexican food right out of the Home Country. At least according to the food critics like Anthony Bourdain. But the peeper knows better than him of course.

Trooper York said...

To be fair the Irish were no fucking good when they came over here in droves because of the troubles in the 1980's. They were all illegal and worked off the books. Took jobs in certain industries like bar tending and construction. Until they married American girls and got naturalized or went back home. But they were no bargain either.

ndspinelli said...

I much prefer hard working, law abiding, family oriented Mexicans, no matter their citizenship, to fat, lazy, entitled Americans. I would love to work out trades. Maybe the deal maker can trade American welfare, disabled scammers, for hard working, law abiding Mexicans. I guess you wouldn't go for that trade.

chickelit said...

law abiding Mexicans

By definition, any Mexican here illegally, no matter how hardworking, is not "law abiding."

What kind of Howard Zinn history of the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo are you selling?

Who are these fat, entitled Americans you so despise? Cheeeseheads?

chickelit said...

In my opinion, people like Paul Ryan and Angela Merkel have one unspoken reason for supporting increased immigration and it's pretty obvious: They both see the writing on the wall regarding demographics in their respective nations. Warm bodies need to be imported to shore up faltering Ponzi schemes. Americans have made it very clear that they will not accept lowered retirement standards of living, so imported labor is the only solution. But because assimilation is now considered passe, the hope is that the indigenous rump states will finish dying out instead. Trump exacerbates this plan because he gives them hope -- the very thing that Obama ran on.

chickelit said...

Fear does not work as long as they have hope.

~The Hunger Games, Catching Fire

Trooper York said...

Dream on. Every illegal who comes here is breaking the law. They don't care about our laws. Never did never will.

Some of them are certainly hard working. But then I know I guy who boosts cars who is very hardworking.

I think there are a lot of Americans who would like to work but don't get a job because the illegals work cheaper.

I will give an example. As long as I had gone there for about fifty years the local pastry store had neighborhood girls working there. Teenagers. Getting their first job experience. Now they only have Mexicans. Illegal Mexicans. When I asked why the owner told me they work for $2 cheaper off the books. So that's about ten jobs right there. No great shakes to the elitists who have kids that never have to work but for blue collar families with a bus driver and a nurse they want an entry level job for their kids to learn the value of hard work.

Trooper York said...

Of course the peeper would call those kids fat and stupid Americans. He would know. Of course he is not fat.

ndspinelli said...

chickie is a tough guy now too. LOL! There are a lot of illegal Mexicans I would take over you two losers. Life hasn't worked out the way you two had hoped. So, you blame others. Just like the brother's in the 'hood. Two honky homies.

And chickie, do you have any sense of just how FUCKING obsessed you are about Titus? You scream when he's here and busts your balls and then whistle for him constantly when he's not. It's embarrassing.

chickelit said...

@spinelli: I gave you the facts on ethnic obesity; Trooper gave you the anecdotes.

So who are these "fat, lazy, entitled Americans?"

Is it self-loathing? Are you envious of your gardener's body?

chickelit said...

And chickie, do you have any sense of just how FUCKING obsessed you are about Titus?

I submit that there is very little difference between you and Titus except for obviously put on aspects. Did it ever occur to you that I'm pulling your chain?

ndspinelli said...

Well Chick, if being envious of gardener's bodies and pulling men's chains is your cup o' tea, then that would explain it all. NTTAWWT.

There are fat, lazy, entitled, Americans of all nationalities, social strata, colors, etc. My gardener is a white/male Vet w/ one arm. He doesn't whine and blame others, has a successful biz, and works his ass off w/ a smile. I used to marvel @ the one armed pitcher, Jim Abbot. And, watching this Vet work, he has adjusted to his only having one arm. I learned from coaching, success is all about attitude. Losers whine, cry, blame others. Winners do whatever it takes and love working hard doing something they love. I love what I do. Don't work many cases but enjoy it when I do. Worked a case doing a surveillance in Black Earth recently, your neck o' the woods.

ndspinelli said...

The negativity and hate is starting to consume this place. Too bad.

ndspinelli said...

I see Nancy Pelosi got hacked.

chickelit said...

Worked a case doing a surveillance in Black Earth recently, your neck o' the woods.

I drove through Black Earth just a few days ago. I drove 14 all the way from La Crosse to Madison. Stopped at an ancestral graveyard hidden in cornfield outside of Viola and at the Richland Center Veteran's memorial where my dad and two brothers are memorialized in the Korea section. I took a couple photos of the ever-worsening Frank Lloyd Wright German warehouse -- it's literally crumbling.

Highway 14 is a gorgeous drive -- one of Wisconsin's best.

ndspinelli said...

This thread started off on the topic about food, govt. intrusion, and then BAM the Mexican haters hijacked it. The hate is a growing cancer here.

ndspinelli said...

Highway 14 is a pleasant drive. We would drive back and forth to Winona, MN when out daughter was going to school and got so sick and tired of the Interstate. So, we would sometimes take Hwy 14. But, not w/ our daughter, she wanted the quickest route.

chickelit said...

@Spinelli: I've been riding back and forth on Highway 14 since before I was born. I say that because I'm sure my mom rode back with my dad when she was pregnant with me. Both my parents came from RC but they left before I was born. We used to visit RC from Middleton frequently when I was little.

XRay said...

I don't see anyone hear hating Mexicans, I just see folks disliking particularity's.

ndspinelli said...

Maybe you were conceived on Hwy 14. I worked a pretty big $ case in RC back in the 90's. A guy got carbon monoxide poisoning and was misdiagnosed by the hospital. I spent many nights in this funky motel on 14 east of town. It was near a bowling alley. I have lamented I should have taken photos and kept a journal to write a book just on all the local motels I stayed in over the years in WI, MN, IL, IA, MI, and a few other states. They range from pleasant surprises to fucking nightmares. This RC motel wasn't a nightmare, but not the Ritz, or even Super 8.

chickelit said...

Maybe you were conceived on Hwy 14.

Well, they had been comfortably married for 4 years and my brother was born 3 years before me so I doubt that but thanks for sullying her reputation. Fuck your mother too.

chickelit said...

@Spinelli: Did you ever consider that your occupation made you think that everyone was cheezy-sleazy?

ndspinelli said...

Wow. What is sleazy about being conceived? Did you think your mom was the Virgin Mary? I swear I was not "sullying" your mother, but if being a victim is what makes you feel good, believe whatever the fuck you want. I thought we had gone from a contentious conversation to a pleasant one. You're incendiary.

Trooper York said...

You can not engage the peeper without him attacking like a frenzied weasel.

But maybe it is better to keep the conflict here so he doesn't stalk you over at your blog again.

ndspinelli said...

An abject failure in Reality TV, the bra salesman tries the formula here, create a stir, fan the flames. You and your buddy should start a blog, Two Angry White Guys.

A guy who constantly brags about piously going to church, and judging those who don't, spews hatred daily. Confession and a perfect Act of Contrition doesn't do it, ass eyes. We ALL have to answer for our sins. We are all sinners, but you are also a fucking hypocrite. And a loser. So, there's that. Now, go fetch coffee for all the ladies.