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#1 Old 11-05-2008, 12:55 AM
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http://www.billingsgazette.net/artic...vegetarian.txt



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HELENA - Republican gubernatorial candidate Roy Brown this week accused Democrats of spreading a false rumor that he is a vegetarian in this meat-loving state.



"I am not and have never been a vegetarian," Brown said.



"I am disgusted by the baseless allegation that I am a vegetarian and that my personal eating habits should somehow be construed as opposed to the economic interests of Montana's livestock industry."



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Right. And Obama's a Muslim, and a Muslim can't possibly be president.



We proved last night that a black man can become president, and I'd say Hillary proved that a woman can, even though she didn't manage to do so in this instance. But there's still some very deep prejudice against other groups in this country. I still can't imagine a non-Christian or veg*n successfully becoming president.



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The House Committee on Un-Omnivore Activities:



"Are you now, or have you ever been, a vegetarian?"

slops, gloops, and gruels.
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I read that this became an issue after a couple of very damning photos were released to the public where he was shown eating a piece of broccoli.

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I... ah... eh...



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The House Committee on Un-Omnivore Activities:



"Are you now, or have you ever been, a vegetarian?"



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I read that this became an issue after a couple of very damning photos were released to the public where he was shown eating a piece of broccoli.

He just released another statement:



When I was in Italy, I only experimented with broccoli a time or two, and I didn' t like it. I didn't [strike]inhale[/strike] swallow it and never tried it again.



If that doesn't whitewash him I don't know what else would.
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Right. And Obama's a Muslim, and a Muslim can't possibly be president.



We proved last night that a black man can become president, and I'd say Hillary proved that a woman can, even though she didn't manage to do so in this instance. But there's still some very deep prejudice against other groups in this country. I still can't imagine a non-Christian or veg*n successfully becoming president.



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I think a Jew could become president. I mean, in 2000, most Americans voted for an Orthodox Jew as vice president. (The fact that Joe Lieberman is not the Vice President of the US is one of the few things I'm glad about regarding the 2000 debacle. Of course, the only reason Lieberman isn't is because Cheney is, which is worse, but I'll take my solace where I can get it.)



As for vegetarian, it depends. Maybe if there were an "acceptable" reason, like being a Seventh-Day Adventist or being told to be vegetarian by a doctor after a family history of coronary heart disease, it wouldn't raise too much trouble.



Really, though, I think that in times like these, such considerations are all becoming less salient. The courtiers love to gossip about fashions, and talk about how folksy our modern Marie Antoinettes are when they try out rustic peasant affectations. This is all very well in peaceful and prosperous times, but during times of crisis, the commoners begin to ignore the courtier class and ask who will make it easier for them to get health insurance. I think that in these times a vegetarian might catch grief from the courtier class in the media (Imagine Maureen Dowd's columns!), but the commoners would just ignore them, and decide whether this vegetarian is more or less likely than the other guy to get their kids legs blown off in Southwest Asia.
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I think a Jew could become president. I mean, in 2000, most Americans voted for an Orthodox Jew as vice president. (The fact that Joe Lieberman is not the Vice President of the US is one of the few things I'm glad about regarding the 2000 debacle. Of course, the only reason Lieberman isn't is because Cheney is, which is worse, but I'll take my solace where I can get it.)



As for vegetarian, it depends. Maybe if there were an "acceptable" reason, like being a Seventh-Day Adventist or being told to be vegetarian by a doctor after a family history of coronary heart disease, it wouldn't raise too much trouble.



Really, though, I think that in times like these, such considerations are all becoming less salient. The courtiers love to gossip about fashions, and talk about how folksy our modern Marie Antoinettes are when they try out rustic peasant affectations. This is all very well in peaceful and prosperous times, but during times of crisis, the commoners begin to ignore the courtier class and ask who will make it easier for them to get health insurance. I think that in these times a vegetarian might catch grief from the courtier class in the media (Imagine Maureen Dowd's columns!), but the commoners would just ignore them, and decide whether this vegetarian is more or less likely than the other guy to get their kids legs blown off in Southwest Asia.



I'm still not sure that a Jew could get elected at the top of the ticket, but it might be possible if they're religious. I know that a Muslim or Hindu or member of some other non-Judeo-Christian religion wouldn't stand a chance. There's also no way an atheist, agnostic, homosexual, or veg*n person could get past the presidential primaries in this country.



America's made a lot of progress, as shown this year, but there's still an awful lot of discrimination in this country, even if it's not as overt as it used to be.



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#10 Old 11-12-2008, 01:49 AM
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It's a damn shame that there isn't any more Republican vegetarians out there.



What am I really the only one down for George Bush here?



hahahahahaha



nah, seriously; i love being a Conservative quasi-vegan.
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