From the Article/Editorial:
On Tuesday, Congress decided that pizza is a vegetable. I have to imagine that this news instilled confusion in many Americans, as many Americans are (a) familiar with pizza, (b) familiar with vegetables and (c) sane.
But, to provide specifics that will in no way dispel your lingering thoughts that we are governed by morons but at least allow you some anthropological insight into how a group of morons who have been given permission to sit in a fancy room in Washington, D.C., and grunt at each other actually think, here is their thinking: Pizza is a vegetable for the purposes of determining what goes into public school lunches by virtue of the fact that pizza traditionally includes a schmear of tomato paste. (Botanically speaking, tomatoes are actually fruit, but we’re going to have to just let that slide.)
At any rate, you may still be wondering how it came to pass that Congress arrived at the conclusion that pizza could count as a serving of vegetables. Wonder no more! Congress was guided along this path by lobbyists. And lobbyists can do all sorts of things, by magic! (Except provide nutritious lunches for children.)
The above text is an excerpt from an article published by The Huffington Post about how the U.S. federal government came to the conclusion that pizza is in fact, a vegetable.
I decided to blog this because I just simply cannot get around how incredibly moronic and asinine this claim is. The American Congress argued that since pizza contained spreaded tomato paste, then pizza is now a vegetable. So would apple pie now be a fruit? Would a carrot muffin be a vegetable?
Anyway, it sucks that it’s already November now. I would love to grow some fresh pizza in my garden.