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April 30, 2011


A yearlong sting operation, including aliases, a 5 a.m. surprise inspection and surreptitious purchases from an Amish farm in Pennsylvania, culminated in the federal government announcing this week that it has gone to court to stop Rainbow Acres Farm from selling its contraband to willing customers in the Washington area.

The product in question: unpasteurized milk.

(Thanks to Chris Elzi and Another Ralph)


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That's really nasty stuff. Not only that, it can lead to hard drugs -- nearly every addict started on milk.

Oops, that was supposed to read "Not only that, as The Blog said, it can...."

Today milk, tomorrow natuaral cheese and ice cream.


one word for ya 'bout raw milk, Louis Pasteur. he got famous knowing raw milk ain't good for ya and fixing it. wish they wouldn't do it to beer tho'.

On their way to the surprise inspection they passed by 4 drug dealers, 3 muggers, and a guy running out of a bank with a bag of money.

The nanny state has definitely run amilk amok

You know we can't get real French Cheese in the US because of these strict laws. All those dead Frenchmen (and Amish) should be a lesson to us.

Things are heating up in Pennsylvania.

I feel better knowing our federal government takes their responsibility to protect us from godless Amishism seriously.

I mean, take a look at them. Replace those Amish hats with a turban and you've got Osama Bin Laden.

And don't mess with those Amish prison gangs.

I didn't know they had to pasteurize beer. I should take more of an interest into what I drink.

Wait for the obvious next step - the police pursuit. I've heard that some of those newer buggies can hit speeds of 10 to 12 MPH!

i don't think they HAVE to pasteurize beer; they just do it to the cheap stuff. Maybe it kills the terrible taste, somewhat.

Beer tends to be pasteurized to make sure all the yeasties are dead, otherwise the wee little fellows might not stop converting sugars and starches to alcohol and carbon dioxide and next thing you know bottles of beer start spontaneously exploding. Pasteurization is usually done for bottled (or canned) beer, keg beer frequently isn't.

Max knows beer.

I initiated an investigation into raw milk sales once.
I had to meet the Dairy Branch investigator at 6 a.m. to chase this guy down. We lost him in the dark because he was so fast (no buggy).
When I figured out where he was probably headed and we found him again, the investigator said he'd take it from there. He pulled out two pistols, one in a shoulder harness, and checked them. Then he pulled another pistol out of the glove compartment and told me to come running if I heard gunfire.
Serious business, at least in southern Kentucky.
No gunfire.

The path to drugs:

Breast milk

milk or sanalac


cottage cheese


Miracle whip


and you can guess the rest!

We all know that unpasteurized milk is only a gateway to stonger milk such as chocolate!

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