Los Angeles City Council declares all future Mondays to be 'meatless'
The Los Angeles City Council has declared every Monday to be a so-called 'meatless Monday,' and is urging all residents to participate in the weekly day of vegetarianism.They're claiming this is only symbolic, but what's the over/under on the length of time between "symbolic gesture" and "mandatory in all government offices and schools"? Couple weeks? I mean, they certainly can't be outdone by Freakazoid Bloomberg and his "You're better off starving in the dark than accepting food with unknown nutritional content"...
NBC Los Angeles reports that with the vote Los Angeles has become the largest city to embrace the Meatless Monday campaign, a nonprofit with the goal of cutting down on meat consumption for health and environmental reasons.
It's almost like there's a competition on to see which big city can look the most bug nuts effing crazy. Boston has a problem with drive-by shootings? Solution? Ban scooters! New Yorkers getting fat? Ban large sodas! There's more in the article about how one of the councilors wants to ban fast food restaurants from the LA area - because, you know, lawful commerce needs to be banned because they can't force people to eat broccoli...
What scares me most about this is that I can see why they're all about gun control. You see, they honestly believe that inanimate objects influence human behavior. Whether it's a firearm causing a church-goer to hold up a convenience store or a fast food restaurant dragging people in and shoveling burgers down their gullet, liberals believe that people honestly have no choice. The logical extension of this line of thinking, of course, is complete and utter government control over every facet of our lives.
But it's okay - cigarettes are bad for you, so it's okay for the government to go after them, right?
That is all.