Feinstein demands ban on high capacity pressure cookers


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SAN FRANCISCO — Dianne Feinstein has long been one of the Senate’s strongest advocates for pressure cooker control. But few people may know that the California Democrat used to cook for herself. At one time she was highly regarded as an aspiring chef and could wield a mean pressure cooker. Her favorite recipe was for Oxtail Stew.

From when she was a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to being a US Senator, Feinstein has always been pressed for time and was never one to enjoy the luxury of a slow cooker. And she has seen what they can do.

“I used to use pressure cookers all the time” said Feinstein. “I loved the big ones, the ones which could be used to feed a large family, but then one day I saw what they could do.” With a somber tone she shared a painful story. “One day I was at a friend’s house. She had recently bought a high capacity pressure cooker on my recommendation and was preparing a meal for the family when she opened the cooker too soon- without releasing enough pressure.”

Her face twisted as if she was feeling a searing pain she continued. “I heard the scream and ran to the kitchen. The spray from cooker just went everywhere. It was a scene I’ll never forget. Stew was dripping from the walls, from the table, from my friend’s dress. I have a hard time even talking about it now. I reached to my friend to see if there was any chance of saving the stew, but it was too late. I know from first-hand experience what damage … these weapons can do to homes. Now Boston. Enough. We need this legislation and we need it now.”

“Small capacity pressure cooker just wouldn’t do the kind of damage I’ve seen and these dangerous things need to be minded all the time so I believe strongly that we need to ban high capacity pressure cookers as well as the semi-automatic pressure cooker. That’s why I have authored the Assault Cooker Ban of 2013”

Feinstein blamed the power of the Professional Chefs Association for the failure to pass pressure cooker legislation, despite warnings that pressure cookers could be used as weapons.

Feinstein said that one of her proudest moments came when she melted her pressure cooker down into a bottle opener which she handed to Emeril Lagasse during an episode of Emeril Live.

“When I placed it in his hand, I could not resist yelling ‘BAM!'” she quipped with a grin. “You should have seen him jump. I wish I could make the entire Senate jump like that.”

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LOL! 🙂

SEriously, my wife of forty years uses pressure cookers all the time and unfortunately (not my wife) I have seen one blow up. not a pretty sight and one must take care when using them None the less, thanks for the laugh.

Someone told me years ago that KFC chicken is pressure cooked in fat.
If that’s true I bet those are some BIG pressure cookers!
Good thing the Col. and his band of cooks are peaceful.

Very funny.

A ban on semi automatic pressure cookers. Good one!

Meanwhile, there’s something unrelated quietly going on in the Senate that most of us haven’t even noticed yet:

As early as Monday, the Senate will vote on a bill that was introduced only last Tuesday. The text of this legislation, which would fundamentally change interstate commerce, only became available on the Library of Congress website over the weekend. And you thought ObamaCare was jammed through Nancy Pelosi’s Democratic House in a hurry. . .

Hey, it wasn’t introduced by a democrat. And whatever the name of the bill might say, there’s nothing “Fair” about it.

Not funny, Dr. John. First they’ll come for our pressure cookers… =8^)

Wisconsin leads the way!!
Pressure cooker possession application:


Actress Susan Sarandon actually said:

“The war on drugs is ridiculous, because you’re only getting—you’re spending a huge amount of money. It’s completely racist. You’re picking up everybody at the lower level because mandatory minimum drug laws let you trade in to get off, so if you don’t have anyone to trade in, if you’re at the bottom, you’re going to jail,”

God help us

Williams-Sonoma pulls pressure cookers from shelves

Good thing the bombers didn’t use toilet bowls

Why do we publicize stars like Sarandon and there idiotic opinions? If you read some of the opinions of the ‘stars’ you understand why they need keepers or agents to speak for them. Right Jim Carrey?

@drjohn, #10:

I believe there might be a relevant fact about the sort of pressure cookers used in the bombing that hasn’t been publicized. The Fagor Futuro models pulled from the store shelves share an important characteristic with the particular brand and model I believe may have been used: stainless steel construction.

Shelf stock is cash and carry. If you order by mail or internet, you’re going to have to give some identifying information when you make the purchase. I’m guessing there’s a reason in-store sales were suspended for a particular model from a particular chain of stores that goes beyond “a temporary thing out of respect.” That’s just a guess, of course.


So clearly we do need a background check for these WMD’s.

I imagine there are some data-mining algorithms in the NSA supercomputer system that are now factoring them into the equation. You might gain extra points by ordering one, if the recipes you’ve been looking up lately relate to explosives rather than preparing a leg of lamb.