New York Times Quotation of the Day:

"I ask myself every day, ‘Why me?’ and ‘Why from a hamburger?

Michael Moss does a Pulitzer Prize winning job of exposing the underbelly of how our meat is produced in the United States.  E. coli O157:H7 is a deadly bacteria that nearly took Stephanie Smith’s life.  Every day is a struggle for her now.  Despite the odds, she promises to dance again.  Read her story and see the video the NYT produced – "The Burger That Shattered Her Life."  Click on picture to see video done by NYT.

And this guy should be fired:

Dr. Kenneth Petersen, an assistant administrator with the department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, said that the department could mandate testing, but that it needed to consider the impact on companies as well as consumers. “I have to look at the entire industry, not just what is best for public health,” Dr. Petersen said.