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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Scrabbling for Relevance...

Heh. Stretch sends in this missive which, honestly, might as well have been written by The Onion.

PETA asks Obama to skip 'outdated' Thanksgiving turkey pardon ceremony
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent a letter to the White House on Tuesday demanding President Obama skip the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon.

While Obama will be preventing a turkey from being carved up, PETA called the ceremony outdated and accused the president of being in partnership with the "turkey-killing industry."

Now, we'll start off with the "logic" that Obama should skip the pardon - which, realistically, would result in the turkey becoming dinner. But that's small potatoes (ha! See what I did there?) compared to the rest of the article. Turkeys are gentle and intelligent creatures? Pull the other one, it's got bells on it. Turkeys in the wild are mean, vicious, and dumb as stumps - and I say this as someone that had a turkey wander out in front of his motorcycle one fine fall morning.

They then go on to liken the Turkey Liberation Front to the Civil Rights movement, the struggle for acceptance of gays and lesbians, and the women's rights movement. You see, they want you to believe that the serving up of a bird for a national holiday is akin to Jim Crow laws, Matthew Sheppard, and the inability of women to vote until well into the 20th century - all in one. It's almost like they're in a bidding war for their own sanity - and they're losing.

All I know is that rhetoric like this just makes me hungry - bring on the gobblers tomorrow!

That is all.


Brad_in_MA said...


You see the article about the PETA group going after pigeon hunters with a remote control drone? The hunters took aim with their pigeon shot and blasted the drone from the sky.

- Brad

jamie said...

I think in honor of PETA I will skip the ham this year and have an extra plate full of turkey.

Old NFO said...

Doing Ham AND Turkey, and maybe some roast beef on the side :-)

Jay G said...

Ah. There's room for all of G-d's Creatures at Old NFO's house - on the plate right next to the mashed potatoes...

Anonymous said...

People Eating Tasty Animals

Chasing Freedom said...

Jay, I second the "dumb as stumps" characterization. If they didn't taste so good I'd never bother raising the myopic critters!

Geodkyt said...

As we sit around the Thanksgiving table, my family goes around and each person states what they are thankful for.

This year, I'm going to state that I am thankful that a large rock landed on the Mexican coast 60-some million years ago, causing both some really beautiful geography, but also smashing predatory theropod dinosaurs into their proper role, liberating my mole-rat like ancestors.

So I shall thankfully cut into the annual sacrificial theropod, enjoying it's dinosaurian flavor, smothered in gravy. (GRAVY!)

After all, Big Bird is just a T-Rex without an orbital ballistic defense -- go DARPA!

Mikael said...

What did you expect? It's PETA, they've always gone full retard.

They've got a stated goal of exterminating all domestic animals, for the ideological reason that all animals should be free. They are loony.

Ross said...

Dumb as stumps, eh? That would explain why they all vanish when hunting season opens, I guess.

In honor of the idiots at PETA, I will have turkey roasted AND fried tomorrow.