September 24, 2008
WATERBURY, Vt. -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter to Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, cofounders of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., urging them to replace cow's milk they use in their ice cream products with human breast milk, according to a statement recently released by a PETA spokeswoman.I took out the idiotic PETA explanations. Go look at the article to see all that ridiculocity. The part I want to call attention to is Ben & Jerry's response.
"We applaud PETA's novel approach to bringing attention to an issue, but we believe a mother's milk is best used for her child," said a spokesperson for Ben and Jerry's.
They don't say that PETA is batshit insane for bringing this up or even suggesting that milking is somehow misery for the cows (and we should be concerned about that) and that milking people would be at all practical for their business. They don't even bother to point out people milk and cow milk are not the same chemically, which would mean reformulating all of their ice cream to compensate for the different flavors.
No. Instead, they leave the door wide open to a smartass at PETA pointing out that mommies make way more milk than their babies can eat and so the surplus could be sold to Ben & Jerry's to make their ice cream cow-friendly.
This is the problem with pragmatists. Instead of pointing out the obvious idiocy here (the idea that animals have rights) they're looking at the practical concern that adopting this stupidity might deprive some baby of his mother's milk.
Stupid stupid stupid.
Ben & Jerry's is a bunch of dirty hippies anyway. They get what they deserve.
September 08, 2008
Is Kim Jong-il for real? The question has baffled foreign intelligence agencies for years but now a veteran Japanese expert on North Korea says the “dear leader” is actually dead – and his role is played by a double.Kim is/was crazy, so this seems perfectly reasonable to me. The worrisome part is that there is more than one person out there who is willing to act as crazy as he is/was in order to keep his crazy going. Like it's soooo great being in North Korea or something. Nothing says happiness like soul-sucking poverty and crushing tyranny.
The expert says Kim died of diabetes in 2003 and world leaders including Vladimir Putin of Russia and Hu Jintao of China have been negotiating with an impostor.
He believes that Kim, fearing assassination, had groomed up to four lookalikes to act as substitutes at public events. One underwent plastic surgery to make his appearance more convincing. Now, the expert claims, the actors are brought on stage whenever required to persuade the masses that Kim is alive.
The author has been derided by rival analysts of the hermetic communist state. Yet so few facts are known about North Korea’s ruling dynasty that some of the strange things reported in Professor Toshimitsu Shigemura’s bestselling book cannot be readily explained.
Update: I forgot to link to the source! Fixed now.
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