It’s that time of year again! Today, March 15, is the 8th annual International Eat A Tasty Animal for PETA Day! In commemoration of some of the really stupid and offensive things that PETA has done to advance their agenda, seven years ago, Meryl Yourish started his own “outrageous publicity stunt”:
PETA has started yet another offensive ad campaign. This one really reaches bottom—they are using Holocaust terminology, quotes, and pictures to liken the “slaughter” of animals to the slaughter of the Jews by the Nazis.
I’ve already received a letter from a child of Holocaust survivors who is, of course, extraordinarily offended. But here’s the thing: PETA is known for this kind of outrageous publicity stunt—and that’s what it is, an outrageous publicity stunt—and while I am also offended and outraged, there is absolutely nothing we can do that will make PETA change their ad campaign. I’m sure they knew exactly what they were doing, have a plan in mind, and, if they withdraw the campaign, will do it according to their deadlines and their decisions.
So let’s make up our own outrageous publicity stunt. Let’s designate Saturday, March 15th[, 2003], as International Eat an Animal for PETA Day. Everybody set the date on your calendar, and either go out and enjoy a great steak, or cook one at home. Or cook up some chicken or fish or anything else that PETA wouldn’t want you to eat.
The tradition has kept up every year since. I’ve already started with sausage, egg and cheese on an english muffin for breakfast. I’m not sure yet what is for lunch and dinner, but I bet it’s going to be meaty.
It doesn’t just have to be meat, either. Eggs, dairy… “anything that a hard-core vegan won’t eat works,” says Yourish. “And frankly, if you’re a hardcore vegan and still hate PETA, have some tofurkey in our honor.”
RedState brings us a link to an article about what happens when 250 or so terrorists in Afghanistan brag that they’re so much stronger than the American military, and attempt to squash 30 Marines:
Thirty United States Marines were ambushed and, over the course of the subsequent eight hours, proceeded to teach 250 bady guys an extremely valuable life lesson: Don’t ambush United States Marines!
‘Nuff said. Click through to RedState to get the link and read the whole article.
…a four-game skid isn’t exactly where I wanted to inherit the Bills at the end of the racing season.Â That just stunk.
EDIT: What’s the over/under on how much hate mail Tony Kornheiser gets tomorrow?Â I don’t condone it, nor am I planning any, but bringing up Wide Right moments before Ryan Lindell makes his kick, just to see it sail the same distance in the same direction…Â wow. I was swearing at the TV when he said that. There’s just some things you don’t bring up at certain times.
So here I check in from the Peace Bridge Duty Free in Fort Erie, Ontario, prior to crossing in to the United States. I seem to have forgotten the message that appeared on screen while I was watching the NASCAR race (from Toronto, on a Buffalo-based TV station) this afternoon: I’m gonna be driving through some lake-effect snows before I get back to the paid section of the thruway between Buffalo and Rochester.
I’m not worried about getting home okay; I tend to be a safe driver. But maybe next time I’ll remember the weather before I make my travel choices.
Â ABC News, and just about every other mainstream media news outlet, thought they had their damning evidence against the war in Iraq:
It’s government report the White House didn’t want you to read: yesterday the Pentagon canceled plans to send out a press release announcing the report’s availability and didn’t make the report available via email or online.
Based on the analysis of some 600,000 official Iraqi documents seized by US forces after the invasion and thousands of hours of interrogations of former officials in Saddam’s government now in US custody, the government report is the first official acknowledgment from the US military that there is no evidence Saddam had ties to al Qaeda.
That’s not really what the report says, though. As usual, it’s been spun to make readers believe what they want you to believe, instead of believing the facts. The report does not state there were no links, only that there was no evidence, in the small percentage of files they had examined, of an “operational link” — which is to say, Saddam wasn’t giving al-Qaeda orders.
Richard Miniter, writing for Pajamas Media, goes into great detail on what links were there, and concludes:
No connection? Well, Al-Qaeda and the Iraqi state certainly had a lot of meetings, money changed hands, some terrorist training occurred in Iraq, and a lot of personnel â€” including Abu Musab al Zarqawi â€” moved freely through the Iraqi police state. In short, there are connections.
None of this means that Iraq ran Al-Qaeda or had foreknowledge of its most gruesome attacks. It certainly does not mean Iraq was behind the 9-11 attacks or even knew about them in advance. [emphasis mine -- P]
Still, for there to be â€œno connectionâ€ between Iraq and Al-Qaeda, it would mean no meetings, no money, no training and no movement of personnel. On the strength of much weaker evidence, Saudi Arabia is â€œconnectedâ€ to Al-Qaeda. Why is Iraq the one nation given the benefit of the doubt?
Have a read.
I either randomly stumbled across it in an article someplace (if I did, I didn’t save the link), or someone mentioned it in conversation recently, but I remembered the other day that I’ve blogged about man due to be sworn in as the next Governor of New York tomorrow, David Paterson, before. He had the wacky idea at the time to try to legislate that cops should, when things get dicey enough to require use of arms, get fancy and shoot to wound rather than shoot to kill.
Hopefully he’s got that idea shook out of his head.
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