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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Yo, dude, that streptococcus was my friend!

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“But before we cede the entire moral penthouse to "committed vegetarians" and "strong ethical vegans", we might consider that plants no more aspire to being stir-fried in a wok than a hog aspires to being peppercorn-studded in my Christmas clay pot. This is not meant as a trite argument or a chuckled aside.”
— ‘By NATALIE ANGIER, December 21, 2009 (NYT)’
Far be it from me to issue a chuckle when discussing mass murder. Though I do support capital punishment (as a cost-containment strategy), I am continually aggrieved by the wanton slaying of innocent life merely to sustain the life of the privileged classes.

How can we continue to pledge allegiance to the Judeo-Christian golden rule, "Do unto others as you would have others do unto juice", when we (yes, Pookie, that includes you, too) continue our rampage on a daily basis, be it at McDonald's or at our local pharmacy?

As always, I must credit The New York Times, the undisputed paragon of ethical standards in the reportage of news and pseudo-news, for continuing their crusade for the ethical treatment of vegetables. Nevertheless, there is always room for broadening the scope of any crusade, be it war on global warming, war on terror, war on healthcare, or war on what-have-you.

Whatever happened to war on ignorance and stupidity? Did we lose that one too?

BTW, Herman the virus is a friend of mine, too.

Post #1,057 Yo, dude, that streptococcus was my friend!

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