A Sunny Place for Shady PeoplePithy, contrarian, politically incorrect and curmudgeonly rants on sex, money, power and politics and religion and philosophy. In short: Nothing matters, everything changes and there are no guarantees. The rest is rationalization and bribery. (c) Tom Milner 2002-2003. DIRECTORY of offensive POSTS at Archives: 07/09/03. RECOMMENDED BLOGS: Archives: 07/29/03. email: theoldbuzzard AT sunnyplaceforshadypeople DOT com.
Friday, August 08, 2003
Monday, August 11, 2003
The Anti-Vivisectionist Society is still sickly fashionable in some silly circles, but now clothed in the more modern raiment of P.E.T.A. (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), but it still invites ridicule -- and makes as easy a target for us as the good old N.R.A. (National Rifle Association).
PETA elevates animal rights at the expense of human rights to a more disease-free society.
The Anti-Vivisectionists (shades of the 19th century!) speak of "tiny guillotines" used by laboratories to dispose of useless animals. (Guillotines?)
And what do these misguided, naive souls propose as an alternative to animal experimentation?
(They would probably welcome actual human trials in their place, since they place so little value on humanity.)
They advocate "simple lifestyle changes," such as the easy implementation of preventive measures, viz., low-fat vegetarian diets, abstinence (abstinence indeed) from smoking and alcohol, and regular exercise.
These folks are grim.
They're also unrealistically utopian and utterly stupid.
These morons fret about the welfare of mice, rats, birds, guinea pigs (not to be confused with miniature swine), hamsters, gerbils, rhesus monkeys, and imported (!) primates.
Not to mention frogs, sheep, cattle, prarie dogs and owls.
Vivisectors apparently try to employ the "less cute" to stem objections to cats, dogs or rabbits -- or so the party line goes.
The word torture figures prominently in their vocabulary.
Look at some of their recent "action alerts": brewers siding with cockfighting, automakers crushing kittens (testing car doors?), New Jersians slaughtering Canadian geese, and Missourians torturing dogs.
These fools are traitors to their species with too much time on their hands.
Go hunt, Anti-Vivisectionists -- with the loonies from the NRA, and divvy up the catch -- some alive, some dead.
Wednesday, August 06, 2003
Religion is just as irrelevant as one's sexuality, so we are puzzled why the Episcopate is so unduly agitated.
And speaking of irrelevance: Kobe Bryant.
The selection of Nobel laureates is political correctness at its most elevated.