Tuesday, November 17, 2009

In Which Satire Curls Up In Fetal Position And Cries

Flanders and Swann, 50-some years ago (audio link):

If the juju had meant us not to eat people, he wouldn't have made us of meat.

Sarah Palin, apparently quite recently:

"If any vegans came over for dinner, I could whip them up a salad, then explain my philosophy on being a carnivore: If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat?"

Emphasis mine. Ok, we're missing some context here, and I'm willing to concede the possibility that Palin was joking. However, given her support for barbaric hunting practices, I also think it's entirely plausible that she actually believes that animals were placed on Earth simply for us to devour. Here's a bit of "bonus" Palin (link is to the same article as above):

"I always remind people from outside our state that there's plenty of room for all Alaska's animals -- right next to the mashed potatoes."

Full Disclosure: I am not a vegetarian. That said, I don't revel in the fact of my meat-eating; I eat meat because I enjoy the taste of it, not because I think I have any divine right or duty to do so. And I occasionally feel guilty about it, although that and $2.26 will get you an extra-large coffee at Starbucks.


Chorus said...


I have a significant issue with a woman who will both shoot wolves out of an airplane and talk about the marvels of the Alaskan landscape.

She's a tool.

Crimson Rambler said...

as you say...what price irony?

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Anonymous said...

It's Venti, not 'extra-large'. Barbarian.

Chunklets said...

I refuse, refuse, to refer to it as a "Venti," unless I'm actually ordering it from someone who speaks Italian! It's a matter of principle, you know...

Although I do agree with you about the "barbarian" bit! :)

@Chorus: I agree with you, especially since as governor she would have decorated the majestic Alaskan wilderness with oil derricks from horizon to horizon given even half a chance!