Meatless Monday Morons

About a week ago the Los Angeles City Council decisively dealt with an issue of worldwide import. Showing absolute courage and solidarity, the council voted 12-0 to declare Mondays to be meatless in its hallowed city. The vote was a symbolic one supporting a Paul McCartney founded group: Meat Free Monday. It has no legal status to force people into being vegans one day a week—yet.

According to the resolution’s sponsors, Councilwoman Jan Perry and Councilman Ed Reyes brought forth the measure to help fight global warming, reduce greenhouse gases, encourage citizens toward better health and protect animals. In a “me too mommy” moment, they further cited those intellectual bastions of San Francisco and Washington, D.C. as supporters of the McCartney foundation’s movement.

Has anybody been to LA recently? Its buildings and concrete-lined rivers are covered with “tagging.” We used to call that vandalism, but now “enlightened” Anglicans view it as a sophisticated form of street art. Street gangs use tagging—spray painted symbols defacing private and public property—as a way to delineate their turf or a way to increase their turf. The city has spent untold amounts of money to remove this vandalism. And speaking of those gangs, what about all the money and resources used to combat their felonious activities? How about traffic? Trust me on this: It’s as bad as it ever has been. The reason I know this to be fact is that I receive at least one phone call a week from an old friend who fights that traffic—and its accompanying smog—daily. It’s his way of passing the time in traffic.

So with all those “petty” issues and a budget shortfall in the millions, the city council spends its time—and the taxpayer’s dollars—working up a frothy resolution decrying the eating of meat.

If it’s all the same to them, I’ll make myself another breakfast burrito with chorizo I made from a pronghorn I shot.

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2 Responses to Meatless Monday Morons wrote:
November 24, 2012

I'm with you 100%! Wild game is the healthiest thing anyone can eat; no preservatives, antibiotics, hormones! I'll spend my Mondays eating seared venison tenderloin with balsamic reduction and grilled asparagus! Call me a martyr!

waterman wrote:
November 20, 2012

Here we go more idiots, just what this world needs. I hate sharing air with them.