I know, I know, this is a WW forum but it is ironic that an organization
like this has any credibility at all, AND that any one takes them seriously
Seems PETA is going after President Obama for swatting a fly.
Next up they will be going after the medical industry for trying to
Is there any wonder why we are where we are?
I suggest the government use 25% of that trillion dollar stimulus package to
fund and require the classes listed below in every school, grades 7 through
12. And everyone must pass all grades before graduating!
1. "Friggin" Common Sense 101-601
2. Personal Finance and Budgeting 101-601
3. Understanding what borrowing money and carrying a balance on a credit
card really costs you. 101-601
"All" politicians must take these classes and pass before receiving another
pay check and returning to office.
The big PETA media thing in Seattle is that they are protesting the "fish
throw" at the pike place public market. Apparently fish get their feeling
hurt if hurled. What these morons don't understand is that the "fish hurl"
was a solution to getting fish over a counter in a very crowed public
market. In other words, the business would not do as well if they didn't do
this. It isn't just a publicity thing. It is a practical thing that supports
jobs and business.
We were at a pool party once and my oldest daughter swatted and killed a
fly. One of the other guests started crying and ran in the house over the
death of the fly. The rest of the guests just laughed at the peta lady. We
later found out peta lady is also a pet communicator - WTF.
If putting mascara on bunny rabbits will cure my wife's cancer, I'll hold
the bunny down.
I think the government should use some of the stimulus money to conduct a
study to see if the common house fly is a threatened species. A will only
cost a couple of billion dollars and it will keep a few PhD's busy for a
dozen years or so.
I also think the only reason that the President could kill the fly is that
it was overweight. Most likely caused by eating full strength mayonnaise
off of some potato salad during a picnic last weekend. The government
should require that all picnic foods be low fat, or at a minimum, the fat
content be adequately displayed so flies can make a proper choice on whose
picnic to disrupt.
I live next door to a animal loving, tree hugging, wack job. This behavior
is the norm for them - trust me.
BTW - Did you ever want to ask Noah why he brought 2 mosquitoes on the ark
to begin with?
Relate the following to your neighbor:
Adam & Eve were vegetarians.* It was only Noah and his descendants that God
gave permission to eat meat.**
Now Adam & Eve started out in trouble. By the time of Noah, the world was so
hoplessly depraved, corrupt, and wicked that God had to destroy it and start
I don't KNOW that there's a connection between vegetarianism and debauchery,
but I'm not willing to take the chance.
For those that want to look stuff up:
* Gen 1:29, 2:16, 3:18
** Gen 9:3
*** Not that Noah was a gem. The Bible calls him "righteous in his
generation," meaning he was merely the best of a bad lot.
I used to wonder as you do now. Then I read "The True Believer" by Eric
Hoffer says people join mass movements to add meaning to their otherwise
meaningless lives, that people mind their own business when it's worth
minding; when it's not they take their mind off their own nothingness by
minding other people's business.
* A mass movement can exist without a god, but it will surely fail without a
devil. The movement must have something to hate. In this case, people who
kill flies (no one cares if flies die of natural causes - there's nobody to
* People join movements first, THEN adopt the putative goals of the group.
* Membership in mass movements is interchangeable. Whether Fascism,
ban-the-bra, down with nuclear power, or put modesty clothing on farm
animals, the memberships overlap significantly.
Now, when I see a march for democracy in Iran or gays carrying "freedom to
choose" banners, I merely shake my head.
PETA is adept at using outrageous stunts to get publicity for itself. Once
it has people's attention it then presents two faces. The first is more
reasonable and convinces millions of people to donate millions of dollars to
the organization so they can prevent animal cruelty blah blah. The second
face, the one they don't promote so much, is moonbat crazy. PETA's goals
include eliminating *all* use of animals by humans--food, companionship,
clothing, medicine--everything. In PETA's world beloved pets are actually
slaves, and PETA has been known to kill dogs and cats they have "liberated"
from animal shelters rather than risk those animals again coming under human
control. Yup, carpet-chewing crazy.
Did you guys see the show a year or two ago about PETA? I had to watch out
of morbid curiosity! At one part they showed the president of PETA driving
down the road, pulling over and stopping her car to get out and check out a
dead pigeon!! A friggen pigeon, a rat with wings! The woman is certifiable!
I've always admired the argument that "If God didn't mean for man to eat
animals, he wouldn'ta made 'em outa meat."
I understand that "vegetarian" was an North American indian word that
means "lousy hunter".
I have the most respect for vegetarians. They are generally the most
peaceloving people. It requires a lot of work to get a balanced diet,
though, since some of our dietary requirements are almost exclusively
meat-derived. Thus I also think many vegetarians who do not get a
balanced diet are misguided, to say the least.
One of the things I find annoying about vegetarian foods is how they try
to make up for the lack of meat. If vegetarian was so good in the first
place, why attempt to make vegetarian versions of things that require
meat? Let the vegetables (and fruit) shine.
Garden fresh is best, and green beans are NOT a reduction sauce. (Family
"The potential difference between the top and bottom of a tree is the
reason why all trees have to be grounded..." -- Bored Borg on
Garden fresh green beans smothered in Ranch Dressing and sealed in an
aluminum pouch served directly from the bun rack of the grill after a
half hour on the grill along with a steak are Dyn-O-Mite.
Even sans steak, it works for me.
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