Every Saturday morning I go to the Academy Diner in Fort Greene to enjoy a breakfast of bacon and eggs. Nothing cures a hangover faster than that plate, however the corporate heads of Smithfield Foods have threatened America’s ability to recover from a night of hard drinking by offering their company for sale to sate China’s appetite for pork.
The price is $4.7 billion.
The transaction will be determined by CFIUS, which according to USA Today is headed by the Treasury secretary and includes members from the departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Energy.
Few members of the American media have responded to this danger.
I’m heading to the Academy this weekend.
Bacon, eggs, and rye toast.
An American classic.
ps the meaning of haired bacon is Chairman Mao’s tomb.
These are for bacon.