November 12, 2012

“No Meat on Mondays in Los Angeles”

I wonder what color the ribbons will be? 

The Los Angeles City Council is urging all residents to observe “meatless Mondays” from now on.

A resolution adopted on Oct. 24 reads: “Be it resolved, that the Council of the City of Los Angeles hereby declares all Mondays as ‘Meatless Mondays’ in support of comprehensive sustainability efforts as well as to further encourage residents to eat a more varied plant-based diet to protect their health and protect animals.”

Councilwoman Jan Perry, who introduced the resolution, also wants to ban new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles.

“While this is a symbolic gesture, it is asking people to think about the food choices they make. Eating less meat can reverse some of our nation’s most common illnesses,” press reports quoted Perry as saying.

The resolution makes 15 points in support of meatless Mondays, including U.N. recognition that “livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems.”

And if that’s not enought, the resolution also mentions the growing obesity epidemic, the importance of reducing “our carbon footprint,” health disparities in low-income communities, and animal cruelty.

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Los Angeles now becomes the largest city to endorse “meatless Mondays.” The Washington, D.C., City Council also has designated “Meat Free Mondays,” San Francisco has designated every Monday as “Veg Day,” and a number of colleges and public schools also have adopted meatless Monday policies.

Follow the bouncing ball, people.  Your health care is now controlled by the federal government. Who worries very deeply and in a compassionate and very very moral way about your diet. And the environment.  And what your diet and your weight are doing to that environment.  Not to mention what those things are doing to animals bred specifically for food, animals who in many Disney movies are deeply complex creatures with hopes and dreams.  Whereas potatoes only seldom are.  Therefore, it is only sensible that the government have a say in what it is you put into that body they’re responsible for, in order to protect the earth over which they lord as wise and caring stewards.

After all, “free” health care has to have at least some conditions, right?  And John Roberts and 4 liberal SCOTUS Justices ruled that if the government wants to mandate a “you need to eat your broccoli” tax, well, of course that’s consonant with the Constitution’s intent.

I warned you all years ago:  at the end of all this is Heavily Encouraged morning calisthenics run by a benevolent police state.

So let me just end with what is quickly becoming a new tag line for this place:  what the fuck country is this?

Posted by Jeff G. @ 10:19am
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Comments (44)

  1. Supposedly, it is the dreaded SoCons that want to control people’s lives (that the accusers conflate moral advice with making laws is rarely pointed out)

    I’m finding it difficult not to make jokes about meatless Monday in Los Angeles where they voted that porn actors must wear condoms.

  2. I heard Savanah Guthrie say on The Today Show this morning, and I paraphrase, “this doesn’t make it illegal to eat meat yet,” giggle giggle.”

    The operative word being, you guessed it, yet.

  3. Moo. Or is that “Baa”? Anyway, some sound made by the livestock animal of your choice since that’s what ObamaCare will make of us all.

  4. ….meatless Monday in Los Angeles where they voted that porn actors must wear condoms.

    - That would be proposition 69, requiring all citixens to cover their meat.

    - Mr. Potato-head was not available for comment,

  5. “Moo. Or is that “Baa”? Anyway, some sound made by the livestock animal of your choice since that’s what ObamaCare will make of us all.”

    The current vogue seems to be “Gobble-gobble”. We ought not, however, mistake that for the sound of vast numbers sucking some President’s cock.

  6. If the people can’t afford meat, convince them that meat is a degenerate marker of the bourgeoisie. “Rice, beans and pasta: the Correct Foods for a Productive Proletariat!”

    Though they’ll probably update the language a bit.

  7. You make it sound as if the government’s on the road to forcing people into the progressive future. There’s no evidence of that!

  8. It really is a religon for them…..did they suggest fish?

  9. - Campfire scene from Blazing saddles:

    “…..more beans Mr. Pritchert ?”

  10. Not to mention what those things are doing to animals bred specifically for food, animals who in many Disney movies are deeply complex creatures with hopes and dreams. Whereas potatoes only seldom are. Therefore, it is only sensible that the government have a say in what it is you put into that body they’re responsible for, in order to protect the earth over which they lord as wise and caring stewards.

    And those potatoes? Empty carbs, even worse when fried as you hicktards so like to eat them. So, no. Zucchini is nice, or maybe some eggplant. Because we care.

  11. You almost have to admire how they were able to tie together their pet causes of income equality, climate change, obesity epidemic, and animal cruelty into the simple act of eating al random meal containing meat. Blair’s Law in action, baby!

    I’m envisioning that the next step will be (because coercive force always follows) leaning on restaurants to not serve meat on Mondays and new “blue laws” prohibiting the sale of meat products in grocery stores on Mondays. Because they care.

  12. I’d like to urge the LA City Council to observe “Eat Shit and Die Mondays.”

  13. Zucchini is nice, or maybe some eggplant.

    Covered in breading and deep-fried?

  14. I’d like to urge the LA City Council to observe “Eat Shit and Die Mondays.”

    I think we should encourage our Legislatures and local City Councils to designate our cities and states as “Eat What You Like Zones.” Just to remind the coastal idiots that some of us are trying to remain free.

  15. Low droning “This is the business of government.” followed by, “After all, what isn’t?” does appear as though it may carry some weight, fatties.

  16. Covered in breading and deep-fried?

    For now.

  17. I encourage LA residents to celebrate “Fuck you, this ‘state’ is an expensive, dangerous, debt shackled, authoritarian shit hole, and I’m not going to take it anymore. I’m leaving! ” day. It’s every day of the year.

  18. isn’t this one of those separation of church and state things?

  19. “Eat Shit and Die Mondays.”

    HARUMPH!!!

  20. If they could only get some of the nude protestors to do the Heavily Encouraged calisthenics, my viewing experience might get just a little more pleasant.

    After a few months, anyway.

  21. - Special sub-clause for the reading impaired:

    “All dick-lick-sics are also required to revoc their teams on yadnoms.”

  22. It really is a religon for them…..did they suggest fish?

    I wonder if they did at one point consider Fridays and what the subsequent discussions sounded like.

  23. Slart, if the usual nude protesters did nude calisthenics, the hospitals would be overwhelmed by cardiac cases.

  24. Alec, that made me laugh.

  25. That would be, of course, in the City named for the heavenly host of angels by Franciscan Missionaries.

  26. So let me just end with what is quickly becoming a new tag line for this place: what the fuck country is this?

    I’ve already told you:

    It’s the People’s Republic.

  27. In honor of anybody who goes along with this nanny-state intrusion, I propose Dickless December.

  28. I wonder what color the ribbons will be?

    RGB: 100, 11, 1
    Hex: 640b01

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  30. Now if only the LA City Council will tackle the dangers of dihydrous monoxide.

    http://dhmo.org/

  31. I can’t wait until that inevitable catastrophic earthquake destroys the West coast.

  32. Good luck getting the zombies to go meat free.

  33. What pisses me off is I can’t make it a special point to be sure and eat meat on Mondays just to spite them. I already eat me every day without fail.

  34. “What pisses me off is I can’t make it a special point to be sure and eat meat on Mondays just to spite them. I already eat me every day without fail. ”

    Double helping mondays ?

  35. “Double helping mondays ?”

    Bacon cheeseburger night!
    Brats and Burgers at the Ballpark (no need to sacrifice anymore;)
    Monday night Multi Meat Pizza!

  36. Somebody ought to slip the meat to Jan Perry so she’d be too busy to try to make everybody else a miserable prunefaced dickhead like her.

  37. Monday is bone-in Rib eye steak w/ melted smoked mozerella and chopped savory sauted mushrooms on top day.

  38. Ok Wally,

    But who is Jan Perry? And what has she done?

  39. “Jan Perry has delivered results and has changed the way people view the City in her role as Councilwoman for the Ninth District. ”

    http://www.janperry.com/

  40. And apparently Ms. Perry was able to secure the coveted Maxine Waters endorsement.

    God help California (cus I dont have enough ordnance;)

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  42. [Tell me why] I don’t like Mondays…

  43. At least Chik-Fil-A is open MOndays.

  44. The LA City Council?

    I’m amazed those idiots can manage to breathe without assistance.

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