Thursday, September 25, 2008

Cornfield Palin

Those screwy Ohioans are at it again.
WHITEHOUSE, Ohio (AP) - You need to be airborne to fully appreciate a corny caricature of Sarah Palin near Toledo, Ohio. A 16-acre cornfield has been carved up in the likeness of the Republican vice presidential candidate to form a tourist attraction's fall corn maze.
The Butterfly House in Whitehouse is owned by Duke Wheeler, who says Palin created a lot of excitement in the campaign and he was hoping to generate some for this year's maze. He says it took an artist from Idaho at least 8 hours to mow down corn stalks in a Palin pattern, complete with her familiar updo hairstyle and eyeglasses
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I wonder if Cindy McCain feels slighted? After all, she's supposed to be the hot young babe trophy wife of the old-fart war hero, right? Or am I overstating it?
That's the picture from here at 7pm on Thursday. An endless line of rain stretching from now until sometime Sunday. Probably right around sundown, so's to screw entirely with the precious two days off. It's that swirly thing near Raleigh that's the real trouble maker.
I think that patch near Norfolk looks a little like Sarah Palin.
And...
I wish I was making this one up:
WATERBURY, Vt. - Mooove over, Holsteins. PETA wants world-famous Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream to tap nursing moms, rather than cows, for the milk used in its ice cream. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is asking the ice cream maker to begin using breast milk in its products instead of cow's milk, saying it would reduce the suffering of cows and calves and give ice cream lovers a healthier product.
That's right.
"If Ben and Jerry's replaced the cow's milk in its ice cream with breast milk, your customers — and cows — would reap the benefits," wrote Tracy Reiman, executive vice president of the animal rights advocacy group. She said dairy products have been linked to juvenile diabetes, allergies and obesity. Ashley Byrne, a campaign coordinator for PETA, acknowledged the implausibility of substituting breast milk for cow's milk, but said it's no stranger than humans consuming the milk of another species.
"We're aware this idea is somewhat absurd, and that putting it into practice is a stretch. At the time same, it's pretty absurd for us to be drinking the milk of cows," she said
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Well, you know we're all about the cows. How much ice cream do you figure Ben & Jerry would sell of they planted a "Made from genuine mother's milk" label on the carton? Almost zero, I'm guessing.
I think the people at PETA (they are people, right?) have finally lost their minds. Can they be serious?
Hey PETA...
"Make yourself a sandwich, drink a glass of milk ... Do some fuckin' thing."
- Jimmy Serrano, "Midnight Run"

2 comments:

Kate Michele said...

wait a damn minute.

so its better that a HUMAN BEING suffer than god forbid a cow to do what a cow was designed to do?

only in America i tell you.

kimmyk said...

the thing with putting breast milk in say ice cream, is that it's a bodily fluid capable of transmitting diseases...such as HIV. So i kind of think that the FDA would have some sort of problem with all of it. I mean, you can stick breast milk in anything sure, but whatcha gonna mix with it...? chocolate covered waffle cone?

ya know how they have great names for their ice cream? wonder what they would call theirs?

that corn field? absurd. bowling green wasn't too far from whitehouse-rednecks. gadamn rednecks i tell ya.

sometimes i'm almost embarrassed to be from ohio.