Video: Say, why is the USDA attacking meat-eating?

posted at 11:21 am on July 26, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Yes, that would be the US Department of Agriculture, which is supposed to promote agriculture.  Agriculture includes cattle ranching as well as farming (and dairies!).  One of the most significant duties of the USDA is to rate the quality of meat so that consumers can be sure they’re eating healthy food.  So why did the USDA send out a message to its employees discouraging the consumption of meat, using United Nations material?  Senator Jerry Moran, a Republican who represents cattle-ranch-heavy Kansas, asked that question on the floor of the Senate yesterday:

“One simple way to reduce your environmental impact while dining at our cafeterias is to participate in the ‘Meatless Monday’ initiative ,” The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) July 23, 2012 “Greening Headquarters Update” read. “This international effort, as the name implies, encourages people not to eat meat on Mondays. Meatless Monday is an initiative of The Monday Campaign Inc. in association with the John Hopkins School of Public Health.”

Pointing to the United Nations as their informational authority, the USDA’s newsletter said that going meatless is good for the environment because “animal agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gases and climate change. It also wastes resources. It takes 7,000 kg of grain to make 1,000 kg of beef. In addition, beef production requires a lot of water, fertilizer, fossil fuels, and pesticides.” It further charged that heavy meat consumption has detrimental health effect.

The USDA later claimed that the message was not authorized for the website and has been removed, and that the USDA does not endorse “Meatless Monday.”  Sounds like this agency needs a little less fat and a lot more toughness in its management.


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I encourage the militant vegetarians who burrowed themselves into this agency and pushed this nonsense to the fore to continue refrain from eating meat on any day of the week.

More for me!

Good Lt on July 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Video: Say, why is the USDA attacking meat-eating?

Eating dog excepted.

Bitter Clinger on July 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM

One of the most significant duties of the USDA is to rate the quality of meat so that consumers can be sure they’re eating healthy food.

that was then, this is now. The DOT head said that they have to “coerce people out of their cars” and now the USDA head (Tom Vilsack, former Iowa GOV IIRC) is trying to “coerce people out of their Monday meat.”

/change.

ted c on July 26, 2012 at 11:27 AM

hey, teacher?
do we get extra pudding if we forego the meat?

ted c on July 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Going forward … every Monday, every meal for me will consist entirely of meat and/or meat bi-products.

Just my delicious way of protesting this enviro-lunacy.

BRunner on July 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Unbelievable. Un-frikkin-believable.

Obviously, gubmit has too much time on its hands.

petefrt on July 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Well then, we don’t need the USDA do we. Another agency to eliminate to help balance the budget.

(Dept of Energy was created to eliminate our dependence on foreign oil. It has failed, it can be eliminated. )

Federal agencies should at minimum have their budget CUT in real dollars by at least 50%. Some formula to adjust staffing to insure that most of the cuts are at the top, needs to be employed.

All agencies should be measured for performance. With staffing cuts and salary reductions for poor performance. (Of course, first you have to figure out what they are supposed to do, but that’s a legislative job, isn’t it?)

Until that’s been decided, who needs the agencies?

CrazyGene on July 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM

There’s a simple solution:

Eat Mor Chikin

Flora Duh on July 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM

A nice, thick, juicy Ribeye tastes especially good on Mondays. I will eat what I want, when I want. If I don’t listen to my wife, why should I listen to the gov’mint?

rpjkw11 on July 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I’d assume the USDA wants people to eat Midwestern corn instead of Midwestern beef on Mondays, except thanks to the Pelosi-Reid Congress, corn prices are soaring because there’s a drought and the current supplies can’t be diverted from ethanol production to supermarkets.

jon1979 on July 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Are they trying to get out of doing their jobs?

Cindy Munford on July 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM

The Obama Administation is trying to turn America into an Politboro-controlled Nanny State.

We know what’s good for you. You don’t.

kingsjester on July 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM

I’ll have to eat twice as much to make up for the boneheads that support this crap. Same way I am forced to drive a full size SUV to compensate for those driving Prius’.

Charlemagne on July 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Yes, that would be the US Department of Agriculture, which is supposed to promote agriculture.

USDA runs SNAP.

Therefore, the new USDA sees its mission as promoting food stamps.

Bitter Clinger on July 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM

beef production requires a lot of water, fertilizer, fossil fuels, and pesticides.

Gaia fascists.

“Put down the hamburger, keep your hands where I can see them, and step out of the truck – planet killing scumbag.”

CorporatePiggy on July 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Are they trying to get out of doing their jobs?

Cindy Munford on July 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Worse. They don’t even know what their jobs are.

Rational Thought on July 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM

The flip side of Meatless Mondays is that thousands of head of cattle will be around an extra 52 more days a year, to pour their dreaded flatulence into the air. It’s not like those cows are suddenly going to vanish through a wormhole, thus reducing what they put out.

The reason liberal schemes always fail is because liberals never think things through; there is always that Law of Unintended Consequences.

This latest nonsense from the Executive branch is proof the bureaucracy has too many people with too much free time on their hands.

Liam on July 26, 2012 at 11:35 AM

If I don’t listen to my wife, why should I listen to the gov’mint?

rpjkw11 on July 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Cause the government will screw you whether you listen to them or not?

Flora Duh on July 26, 2012 at 11:35 AM

It takes 7,000 kg of grain to make 1,000 kg of beef

You know, it’s also pretty damned lazy that they didn’t even bother to convert the U.N.’s metric units into the pounds that are more familiar to Americans, including federal employees. It takes no time at all to google the conversion and rephrase it as “It takes over fifteen thousand pounds of grain to make a little more than two thousand pounds of beef.”

radjah shelduck on July 26, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Well, they’ve certainly got Bill O’ Reilly on their side. He’s now advocating eating less meat and no wheat in his new role as nutritional advisor to the nation. Did it last night.

a capella on July 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Obama leading by example:

…Obama ate half of a cheese sandwich and skipped the ham in his split pea soup.

Fallon on July 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

hey, teacher?
do we get extra pudding if we forego the meat?

ted c on July 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Sorry, if you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding.

Goldenavatar on July 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

I think everyone should join PETA…That is People Eating Tasty Animals….The USDA can kiss my ass….not on the left cheek…Not on the right cheek…but right in the groove!!!

logicman_1998 on July 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Does this mean no more wagyu beef night at the White House for Obama and his celebrity guests?

No?

Didn’t think so.

coldwarrior on July 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

USDA runs SNAP.

Therefore, the new USDA sees its mission as promoting food stamps.

Bitter Clinger on July 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Simply and brilliantly put. That is all there is to it.

RushBaby on July 26, 2012 at 11:37 AM

If it weren’t so darned hot out, I’d go outside and burn some paper. I try to a little something to make greenhouse gasses everyday.

kringeesmom on July 26, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Pointing to the United Nations as their informational authority, the USDA’s newsletter said that going meatless is good for the environment because “animal agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gases and climate change. It also wastes resources

That’s the answer. Global Warming. The UN (when will we rid ourselves of this pox on our shores?). Methane (cow farts scare Liberals). And so on, and so on, and so on.

Oh, and the water usage. Shall we kill an industry to save water? Does that mean that the people of Chad will get more rain if we do this? Nuts. Absolutely stupid.

Cody1991 on July 26, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Ahem…

Foeller and Dilley said Obama ate half of a cheese sandwich and skipped the ham in his split pea soup. “He’s a pretty tall and slender guy,” said Dilley. “Maybe that’s why.”

aquaviva on July 26, 2012 at 11:38 AM

…Obama ate half of a cheese sandwich and skipped the ham in his split pea soup.
Fallon on July 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

I wonder if this might mean something other than concern about global warming. Just wonderin’…..:)

a capella on July 26, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Kobe Beef…Meatless Monday Mooch hardest hit!

KOOLAID2 on July 26, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Bitter Clinger on July 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM

And Mexico is promoting USDA and state food stamps for “immigrants” in the United States.

coldwarrior on July 26, 2012 at 11:40 AM

One of the most significant duties of the USDA is to rate the quality of meat

NO THEY DO NOT.
This is a LIE.
When it is stamped USDA Choice inspected whatever, it is not true.
Folks, the USDA lets the big packing plants inspect THEIR OWN MEAT.
They then provide reports to the USDA.
Did you also know that USDA often inspects small butchers?
Butcher’s who buy boxed beef from the big slaughter houses. Where if any, contamination actually occurs (at the slaughter site).
Tell me why does USDA harass the small guy & leave the big guys alone.
I bet lobbyist $$$ has a lot to do with it. SCHOKAH!

Badger40 on July 26, 2012 at 11:41 AM

saw a good, albeit low low low budget, documentary recently that addressed this. Fat Head

Worth a watch if you can stream it on NF or something.

Lost in Jersey on July 26, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Beef is good.

tacodawn on July 26, 2012 at 11:41 AM

… skipped the ham in his split pea soup.

Fallon on July 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Moslems don’t eat pork, only dog.

kenny on July 26, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Obama ate half of a cheese sandwich and skipped the ham

Second look at the sekrit mozlem conspiracy.

/joke…kinda

CorporatePiggy on July 26, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Sorry, if you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding.

Goldenavatar on July 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

How can you have any pudding when you don’t eat your meat?

Sekhmet on July 26, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Going forward … every Monday, every meal for me will consist entirely of meat and/or meat bi-products.

Just my delicious way of protesting this enviro-lunacy.

BRunner on July 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM

I’m going to Chick-fil-A today. It’s about 15 blocks away, but that’s where I’m going. Maybe Mondays should be Chick-fil-A day — this way, you can annoy two (or more) liberal groups at the same time.

JoAnn1965 on July 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Well, at least the USDA aren’t singling out Chick-Fil-A (yet).

apostic on July 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

This is absolutely idiotic. Most people tend to replace protein with carbohydrates when they do these types of diets. If they do, they gain substantial amounts of weight.

If instead they stick to greens, they don’t get enough calories to support their body and then their metabolism slows down to compensate. This will lead them to getting fat when they try and switch their diet again.

Meat is a necessary stable of the human diet. We are genetically designed to eat animal meat and it’s part of any healthy diet. Tell these luddites to just go away.

njrob on July 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

JoAnn1965 on July 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Heh. Beat me by that much….

apostic on July 26, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Sekhmet on July 26, 2012 at 11:43 AM

How can you have any pudding…

All in all, we are just another brick in the wall.

coldwarrior on July 26, 2012 at 11:46 AM

And economic impact aside, eating meat is HEALTHY. P.S. I’m eating leftover steak for lunch right now.

Dash on July 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM

I’m not saying your beef is unsafe. Bcs that is not true. Our food supply is quite safe.
And it would be safer if the morons who are ignorant of irradiation would get a clue.
But suffice to say, things are not on a level playing field.
I say all of these things as a commercial cow/calf producer.
There are advantages to corn AND grass fed beef.
If I could afford the corn, believe me, I’d be feeding it to the 2 almost 3 year old steers in my pen.
But I’ll probably have to settle for grass fed.

USDA is not any different than BLM, USF&W, USFS etc.
These agencies are FULL of people who want to eliminate ranching on public AND private lands.
Take a gander at this Randy Huston song regarding BLM employees & ranchers.
#10 called Marvin is a song about an abusive BLM employee with an agenda that gets the $hit kicked out of him in the local bar by 2 cowboys.
This song epitomizes what all ranchers have been dealing with who graze on public lands.
My bro in law ranched out btwn Ekalaka MT & Camp Crook SD on Fed lands.
You cannot believe what they do to people.

Badger40 on July 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Because Moochelle says meat is bad?

UltimateBob on July 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Well, we all know the logical conclusion of this latest USDA trend.

Soylent Green, anyone?

coldwarrior on July 26, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Moslems don’t eat pork, only dog.

kenny on July 26, 2012 at 11:42 AM

and haunch of camel

kenny on July 26, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Guess what? LIFE has an environmental impact.

They really hate humans, don’t they?

PattyJ on July 26, 2012 at 11:48 AM

If only Chick-Fil-A didn’t use peanut oil….. Or Popeye’s for that matter (either peanut oil or peanut in the breading. Enough to get a reaction out of me).

Sekhmet on July 26, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Does Larry Flint realize this photo is available for retouching?

Bmore on July 26, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Beef is good.

tacodawn on July 26, 2012 at 11:41 AM

I love people like you!

Badger40 on July 26, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Say, why is the USDA attacking meat-eating?

Ummmmm….because Corn is now a bio-fuel & Livestock is expensive to feed and they fart too much…which melts Greenland or something…

workingclass artist on July 26, 2012 at 11:51 AM

And economic impact aside, eating meat is HEALTHY. P.S. I’m eating leftover steak for lunch right now.

Dash on July 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM

I just finished a leftover chicken burrito from Moe’s. Tasty, but not the best Mexican food around.

I would be eating Chick-Fil-A for lunch, but there isn’t one near me.

UltimateBob on July 26, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Because Moochelle says meat is bad?

UltimateBob on July 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM

As she licks the bar-b-que sauce off her fingers after consuming a rack of beef ribs by herself.

Flora Duh on July 26, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Does this mean no more wagyu beef night at the White House for Obama and his celebrity guests?

Beef night parties now scheduled for Tuesdays.

pambi on July 26, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Beef & Pork are good.

tacodawn on July 26, 2012 at 11:41 AM

fify

workingclass artist on July 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Eating meat is not sustainable. And the fact that animal husbandry makes up a big part of the economy, why should they care, as they want, as O’s ‘Science’ Czar John Holdren said “a massive campaign to de-develop the United States.” And if a crashing economy hurts or kills people, why should they care? Because, indeed, living is not sustainable:

Save the Planet, Kill Yourself!

anotherJoe on July 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

There’s a simple solution:

Eat Mor Chikin

Flora Duh on July 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM

heh. Good one.

Lost in Jersey on July 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

1. Make the people eat less meat protein
2. The people stay hungry
3. The people eat more carbs/sugars
4. The people become obese
5. Lazy, fat Americans for the win!!!

faraway on July 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

They really hate humans, don’t they?

PattyJ on July 26, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Whatever happened to the “You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here” folks? They sure turned radical over the last 40 years or so, haven’t they?

Fallon on July 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

I know the “Meatless Monday” thing is being pushed in the school lunch programs which are also under the USDA. My high school aged son caught a lot of flack from the cafeteria monitors for his sack lunch not “conforming”. This is a 6 ft tall teenager that needs every ounce of protein I can put in him. Rather than deal with their harassment, he found ways to avoid having his lunch in the cafeteria – eating in his truck or making an excuse to stay after class to “work”.

It also showed up in his Culinary Classes when a speaker for PETA was brought in – The one sided propaganda that was presented was over the top. My son asked to arrange for a speaker from the Beef Industry and was told it wouldn’t be appropriate. it created a huge rift between him and the teacher who he had greatly admired for several years.

2nd Ammendment Mother on July 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM

If God didn’t want us to eat meat, he wouldn’t have made it taste so good.

petefrt on July 26, 2012 at 11:57 AM

The Hunger Games are upon us…….

ted c on July 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Stalin used food as a weapon, progressives are using it the same now.

jukin3 on July 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Well, they’ve certainly got Bill O’ Reilly on their side. He’s now advocating eating less meat and no wheat in his new role as nutritional advisor to the nation. Did it last night.

a capella on July 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

I noticed that, and the night before he did a spot on some kind of mouthwash. It leads me to think maybe he has renegotiated his contract to include some personal ad time as Rush Limbaugh does.

slickwillie2001 on July 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Dang, this thread has REALLY made me hungry for Chick-Fil-A today.

apostic on July 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Save the Planet, Kill Yourself!

anotherJoe on July 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

After listening to these freaks for many years, that is indeed the message. They are nihilists, or some form of that thinking. Nothing really matters, hence moral relativism. It just goes on forever.

They are, however, selective in terms of who should die.

Winners and losers.

Cody1991 on July 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM

If it weren’t so darned hot out, I’d go outside and burn some paper. I try to a little something to make greenhouse gasses everyday.

kringeesmom on July 26, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Turn down the AC.

Beef, It’s what’s for dinner.

davidk on July 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM

If only Chick-Fil-A didn’t use peanut oil….. Or Popeye’s for that matter (either peanut oil or peanut in the breading. Enough to get a reaction out of me).

Sekhmet on July 26, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Go for the brownies?
:)

JoAnn1965 on July 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM

There’s a simple solution:

Eat Mor Chikin

Flora Duh on July 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

BEEF… it’s what’s for dinner.

ghostwalker1 on July 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Does this mean no more wagyu beef night at the White House for Obama and his celebrity guests?

No?

Didn’t think so.

coldwarrior on July 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

It’s OK. The wagyu beef is served – with the caviar – at the “Traditional” Wednesday Cocktail Party.

Solaratov on July 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM

My son asked to arrange for a speaker from the Beef Industry…

2nd Ammendment Mother on July 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Sounds like a young man with his head screwed on straight. If only our schools were populated more kids like your son.

Flora Duh on July 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM

2nd Ammendment Mother on July 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Kudos to your son and his Mom who taught him well.

Tell him we said, “Hang in there.”

davidk on July 26, 2012 at 12:02 PM

This is absolutely idiotic. Most people tend to replace protein with carbohydrates when they do these types of diets. If they do, they gain substantial amounts of weight.

If instead they stick to greens, they don’t get enough calories to support their body and then their metabolism slows down to compensate. This will lead them to getting fat when they try and switch their diet again.

Meat is a necessary stable of the human diet. We are genetically designed to eat animal meat and it’s part of any healthy diet. Tell these luddites to just go away.

njrob on July 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

I agree. Have you read Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It? Very informative. The government’s reliance on “consensus science” to promote a low fat, high carbohydrate diet beginning in the 1960′s (which was originally developed by nutritionists, not the scientists and doctors who actually studied how the body stores fat) reminds me a lot of the whole global warming thing going on now. I believe the obesity epidemic we are now experiencing has a lot to do with the low fat/high carbohydrate diets pushed by the government. When government starts pushing a “scientific” agenda, watch out.

mbs on July 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Tell me why does USDA harass the small guy & leave the big guys alone.
I bet lobbyist $$$ has a lot to do with it. SCHOKAH!

Badger40 on July 26, 2012 at 11:41 AM

…especially small town butchers!

KOOLAID2 on July 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Animal agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gases and climate change. It also wastes resources.

So animal agriculture wastes resources. More succinctly, resources waste resources.

For hating being quoted saying dumb things, the Obama administration says a lot of dumb things. I think they think dumbly. Or stupidly, as O likes to say.

LetsBfrank on July 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM

It leads me to think maybe he has renegotiated his contract to include some personal ad time as Rush Limbaugh does.

slickwillie2001 on July 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM

That makes sense. I wondered about that when he recommended some kind of a energy drink by name,…even had it spelled out in text. So,….the spin stops here…unless it’s advertising a product? LOL. Well, he’s finally found his real calling,..carnival barker.

a capella on July 26, 2012 at 12:07 PM

How can you have any pudding when you don’t eat your meat?

Sekhmet on July 26, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Teachers Nannys, leave them kids alone.

antipc on July 26, 2012 at 12:07 PM

anotherJoe on July 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Agenda 21 anyone?

Folks really need to read it if you haven’t. It should outrage everyone.

It also showed up in his Culinary Classes when a speaker for PETA was brought in – The one sided propaganda that was presented was over the top. My son asked to arrange for a speaker from the Beef Industry and was told it wouldn’t be appropriate. it created a huge rift between him and the teacher who he had greatly admired for several years.

2nd Ammendment Mother on July 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM

I find that completely effing bizarro.

As a rural HS science teacher & beef producer & ND Stockman’s Association member, I strive to present factual information from all sides.
I am not necessary against factory farms, but I certainly don’t approve of them.
I’m not against human treatment of animals, but I am against someone telling me beyond that how I manage my livestock.
We live in a rural community, but many of the kids are town kids & we talk about ranching & farming quite a bit in relation to science.
I would never invite anyone from a radical group with a violent agenda like PETA has.
Perhaps the WWF or Sierra CLub if I wanted, but PETA is about violence.
What they need to do is get the local Cattlewomen’s association to come in & educate them about these things.
There is a lot of scientific proof/evidence in their presentations.
This teacher should get the $hit slapped out of him/her.
DISGRACEFUL. This person should not be a teacher.

Badger40 on July 26, 2012 at 12:07 PM

The Obama Regime: If we won’t do what they want us to do, we’ll be NUDGED, SHOVED, PUSHED into doing it…

wildcat72 on July 26, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Yet meatless Fridays is crazy.

Ben Hur on July 26, 2012 at 12:08 PM

The problem is just that Monday doesn’t have the right ring to it.

Hey, USDA, how about meatless Fridays? I bet no one’s thought of that yet!

TouchingTophet on July 26, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Yet meatless Fridays is crazy.

Ben Hur on July 26, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Well crap.

TouchingTophet on July 26, 2012 at 12:09 PM

How about an Obamaless November?

faraway on July 26, 2012 at 12:10 PM

The problem is just that Monday doesn’t have the right ring to it.

Hey, USDA, how about meatless Fridays? I bet no one’s thought of that yet!

TouchingTophet on July 26, 2012 at 12:08 PM

No way. You think an Obama thug agency would conform Catholic practice?

wildcat72 on July 26, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Yet meatless Fridays is crazy.

Ben Hur on July 26, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Yes, about as crazy as a government forcing a religious organization to provide services that are against their beliefs.

Flora Duh on July 26, 2012 at 12:12 PM

It takes 7,000 kg of grain to make 1,000 kg of beef.

How much grain does it take to make 1,000 kg of ethanol?

So, on Meatless Monday when I forgo my Quarter Pounder, I’ll just eat 1-3/4 pounds of corn, and the Jolly Green Giant will get richer.
Ho ho ho.

Steve Z on July 26, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Progressives think people are “All Too Human” (Nietzsche)and have taken on themselves, with their delusion of superior intellect and vision, to perfect the rest of us. Hence, all of the stupid attempts to control others.

kenny on July 26, 2012 at 12:13 PM

There’ll be food around the corner…

coldwarrior on July 26, 2012 at 12:13 PM

This is another prime example of the results of this administration appointing unqualified people to run federal agencies. The appointment of unqualified ideologues to run federal agencies has resulted in hindering the ability of said agencies to function, not only at peak levels of efficiency, but often, causing these agencies to become completely inefficient to the point of rendering them unable to perform at an acceptable level, and even counter to their own core mandate. Those agencies tasked with enforcing federal immigration law and securing our nations borders vigorously and consistently are a prime example.

President Romney should appoint his cabinet and insist that all federal agencies be brought back to peak effectiveness and efficiency immediately. Obviously, this would mean using the same principle applied in the corporate structure: identifying those employees who either do not understand their own duties, or the function of the agency, or are unwilling or unable to perform those duties, and removing and replacing them with personnel equipped and able to perform at peak efficiency and effectiveness who DO understand the function of the agency as well as their own duties.

Its ironic that Obama has complained consistently that ‘Washington is broken’ and has been responsible, through memo, over regulation, appointment of unqualified personnel,over staffing agencies with extraneous and poorly trained personnel, and the use of Executive Order, to completely undermine the ability of the federal government to function effectively.

thatsafactjack on July 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Dang, this thread has REALLY made me hungry for Chick-Fil-A today.

apostic on July 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Yep, I haven’t been to one in years, but as a result of these threads I’ve learned that they have a spicy chicken sandwich, sounds like the one Wendy’s used to have. Gotta try it.

slickwillie2001 on July 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM

If only our schools were populated more kids like your son.

Flora Duh on July 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM

There’s actually more of them than you think.
It’s the liberal plethora of morons who teach them that shuts them up & keeps them in hiding.

So animal agriculture wastes resources. More succinctly, resources waste resources.

For hating being quoted saying dumb things, the Obama administration says a lot of dumb things. I think they think dumbly. Or stupidly, as O likes to say.

LetsBfrank on July 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM

I agree. So the literally MILLIONS of buffalo that roamed N. America were wasting resources.
All of the megafauna of the Ice Age were wasting resources bcs they essentially were like gigantic herds of cattle roaming the earth & EATING GRASS. And flatulating, of course.

If not for grazing animals, grass would not have evolved.
And guess what? For grass ecosystems, grass NEEDS to be grazed to actually be healthy & grow properly.
All things scientists have actually found out!
I found out by watching it happens for years.
It is true. LEtting land sit idle with nothing to graze on it causes the ecosystem to change.
Pheasants may have ‘nesting’ ground but let me tell you where they come to EAT: MY RANCH bcs the grass gets grazed & therefore provides them their habitat for their FOOD.
Pheasants don’t really have much to eat in a CRP field that has been left to rot for years.

Badger40 on July 26, 2012 at 12:15 PM

So when do the ration books get issued?

CurtZHP on July 26, 2012 at 12:16 PM

a capella on July 26, 2012 at 12:07 PM

I figured his tips of the day had something to do with advertising, but did he ever announce that it was? Shouldn’t he, if it is?

Remember how Alfred Hitchcock used to skewer his sponsors? Hilarious stuff, that.

Lightswitch on July 26, 2012 at 12:16 PM

…especially small town butchers!

KOOLAID2 on July 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM

And those dangerous Amish guys selling raw milk to willing customers!

Badger40 on July 26, 2012 at 12:17 PM

I’ll just eat 1-3/4 pounds of corn

Funny, just discussing here at work the gastrointestinal consequence of doing so. It’s not good. Better to stick with meat on Mondays so as to bend the cost curve down on medical care.

The O administration sure wants to have all ways, doesn’t it?

LetsBfrank on July 26, 2012 at 12:17 PM

The cows in the Chick-fil-A commercials have tapped into the USDA website to promote meatless Mondays. Because they are anti-SSM cows, their message will not be tolerated.

maubman on July 26, 2012 at 12:18 PM

It also wastes resources. It takes 7,000 kg of grain to make 1,000 kg of beef.

Why don’t these UN know-it-alls do a comparative study of using “grain” as fuel – I guess they are truly stupid and don’t believe using corn to produce ethanol is a waste. What are these maroons smoking???

ontheright on July 26, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Our stomachs can’t turn grass into protein, but cattle can. So when the USDA comes out with a newfangled artificial Mean Green Grass to Protein Machine, I’ll have Meatless Mondays. Do I get a Gubmint subsidy if I feed it clippings from my lawn mower?

Steve Z on July 26, 2012 at 12:21 PM

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