It seems that the latest craze amongst the leftier environazis is the call to eliminate cows. After all, cows make farts, which have methane gas, which – horrors – destroys mother earth. Humans are bad – humans eat cows – therefore humans need to eat less meat, reducing the cows and the cow farts.Where to start? I don’t know about you, but I find that this is more hot air than facts. First off, don’t the nuts realize that cow farts are a natural product? We had somewhere around 70 million buffalo on the prairies before the hunters wiped them out. I submit that if 70 million buffalo farts didn’t cause mother earth to overheat, our modern food and dairy animals won’t.
Secondly, if we don’t eat red meat, we have to eat a rather complex veggie diet to make up the nutrients. This is ok for adults, but there are some nutrients that can only be gotten by eating meat and it is child abuse to not give them to the kiddies. You can pull it off if the kid is kept on mother’s milk for a looong time. But you can’t just whip a baby into a vegan diet. They don’t grow well. Back to a veggie diet. To get a complete protein from a veggie diet you must eat a fair amount of bean and grain combo stuff. Has anyone here spent any time in a vegan community? I have. The after dinner farts in a vegan community sound like the campfire scene from Blazing Saddles. Thunderous doesn’t even cover it. How then have methane emissions been eliminated? Sounds like the environutzies are just on another dictatorial kick – “for your own good” – of course.
Third – shouldn’t we therefore be logically thinking about eliminating the vast herds of grazing animals that are still on the African plains? Millions of Wildebeests are still pumping farts into the air of Africa. Not to mention the antelope, gazelles, and so on.
California has succeeded in running Interstate Bakeries out of business in Southern California. Reasons cited are high union labor, excessive state mandated employee benefits, and the impossibility of meeting state mandated CO2 emissions limits. Fact is, yeast makes CO2 as part of the metabolic cycle of making bread rise (yeast farts). All the legislation that California is putting into place will just about make baking impossible by 2020. PI is still 22/7, not 3.0 no matter what stupid legislation is passed.
California cities are also beginning to legislate how many fast food joints are allowed in a given area instead of letting the market decide. Looks like the legislators think that people are too stupid to vote with their wallets and must be protected from the consequences of their own decisions. “For your own good” is usually the excuse of the worst kind of tyranny.
The bellwether libs of California seem to be more interested in getting rid of cows, bread, burger joints, etc. than they are in ridding themselves of gangs, murderers, illegals, and drunk celebrity drivers. Lets you know where their real priorities lie. Actually, bellwether is a good term for Californians. Comes from Middle English. A bell was tied around the neck of a castrated ram (wether), which would then lead a flock of sheep wherever the shepherd directed. Draw your own parallel.
The Plains Indians and the early settlers did use dried buffalo patties for fires. They weren’t dumb. If, instead of trying silly ideas, some smart lefty (contradiction of terms) were to think up a way to capture cow farts and process same, he just might have a good alternative fuel. Methane burns nicely and could contribute to energy independence. Renewable resource, don’t you know. Course that might take work and thinking, both processes being foreign to environazis.
And, of course, solar activity has absolutely no effect on the environment, Only human activity. Oh yeah, sorry. It is only the American activity that pollutes the earth and leads to global warming. Africa, India, China, Europe, and all the rest don’t matter, even when they do the same or worse than we do. Only Americans are bad, irresponsible and greedy. Only Americans are causing global warming. Only by punishing Americans can the world heal itself. No wonder the America hating left does not want to defend us against the current Jihad. When the Americans are ruled by a Taliban, there will only be a fraction of the people left to pollute mother earth, for the rest will be dead and so will modern technology. And free thought, and the Internet, and ….