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    Mother Goose Lives; Frenchmen Cry

    Mother Goose Lives; Frenchmen Cry

    In seven months, foie gras is going to be banned by California. The impetus for the bill was, of course, animal rights activists who claim that the fattened goose or duck liver promotes cruelty to animals. Naturally, chefs are fighting back and planning types of resistance:

    “This is a rather embarrassing temper tantrum on the part of these chefs; the bill will take effect whether they like it or not,” said Lindsay Rajt, an associate director with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. “The idea of paying upwards of $100 to eat pieces of a diseased organ would be laughably funny to most people if it didn’t involve cramming pipes down birds’ throats and painfully force-feeding them.”

    I don’t like foie gras myself, but I know it’s a staple of French culture. I can’t imagine the force feeding of animals is much more unethical than feeding them hormones or keeping them in small areas, as a lot of poultry producers do. (Forgive me for linking to PETA. For the record, I am practically a carnivore.)

    Foie gras is an easy target because it’s expensive and linked to a decadent part of western European culture. I doubt the same activists would be successful in harassing the morals of a group that is not linked to the bourgeoisie.


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    Shouldn’t the headline be “Mother Goose Liver rather than Lives?

    I like how the politician compared it to prohibition, apparently forgetting how prohibition ended.

    I belong to PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals.

    Ok, it’s old, but I remember the first time I heard it, in thickly accented English from an Argentinian friend of mine, who DOTES on meat, as do I.

    I have another unoriginal idea, but I believe it to be true, the more time goes on. Liberals are about draining the pleasures and fun out of life. Pure and simple.

    They are angry masochists, who cannot stand for others to be ‘normally’ happy. Libs are happy when they can control the rest of us, are ecstatic when they have something to be “righteously” angry about, and pleased when their own miseries can be transmogrified into somehow abusing and making the rest of us miserable.

    I had this flash some years ago, when going to a beautiful and large aquarium in some city…and we had sat to watch a dolphin show. Ah, but first we had to endure a terribly sad, guilt-inducing lecture on how WE…including those of us who had never done the heinous things we were being accused of and warned about….were killing off all sea life. It’s not that we shouldn’t have a brief and cheery word on why we shouldn’t throw our plastic beer carriers in the ocean…most of us kind of knew why and hadn’t done it in the first place…but no, it was done in a long, drawn-out and dark way.

    I just wanted to see Flipper do flips.

    In my glorious youth, we had shows where we didn’t have to endure the CRAP of lectures. But that was the day I realized that 1/2 the world wanted to just have the normal warm entertainments of Man…a good book, a good companion, decent eats, a laugh, 500 cable channels (and now, streaming movies) and the freedom to pretty much do what we wanted if it wasn’t too distasteful or harmful to someone else…whereas the other 1/2 wanted POWER to make up for their own internal miseries.

    I am not sure what the real percentages are, it might be a lot lower for the Miserable Crowd, but they seem to dominate in politics and “movements” and PETA!

    So there’s the explanation for human history. The wolves who want power, and those who are only happy when everyone else is miserable, versus the rest of humanity that just want to see Flipper flip. Maybe that’s a bit flippant, but hey, it seems to fit in with the PETA/Foie Gras thing, or Bloomber’s war on salt, or Michelle “Big Booty” O’s war on the rest of us enjoying fattening foods (Let ’em eat non-caloric greens…”.

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