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Sun Mar 3, 2019, 03:23 PM

Why Right Wingers Are Going Crazy About Meat

https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-right-wingers-are-going-crazy-about-meat

When liberals called for gun control, conservatives rushed to gun stores and rifle clubs. When Democratic cities suggested banning plastic straws, right-wing Twitter personalities posed with straws to own the libs. Now, amid a liberal-driven call for vegetarianism, a wave of conservative media personalities are promoting all-meat diets.

Meat is poised to be the next proxy battleground in a left-right culture war.

Vegetarians skew left. Meat production, particularly beef, creates more greenhouse gases and requires more energy than vegetable farming, leading environmentalists (statistically a left-leaning set) to call for meat reduction. In response, an all-red meat “carnivore diet” is surging in popularity among conservatives; Fox News has done so many segments where an anchor debates a feminist vegetarian in front of a steak they’ve become formulaic; Ted Cruz wrapped bacon around the barrel of a gun to cook it, ostensibly to upset liberals.

InfoWars founder Alex Jones laid out the looming debate on a platter in August 2016 when, apparently unprompted, he tweeted a picture of himself red-faced and glowering over a platter of uncooked sausages, steaks, and meat patties.

“Celebrating Americana with some Red Meat,” Jones tweeted, “f-you Obama!”

Why would then-President Barack Obama, a meat-eater, care about Alex Jones’ lunch? With the exception of the time Jones blamed a spicy bowl of chili for his memory loss during a court appearance, why would anybody care about Alex Jones’ lunch? The implication was clear: Obama and his ilk wanted to take away America’s meat, just like they were coming for guns and Confederate flags and all manner of totems beloved by conservatives who believe themselves besieged by the left.

And just as a set of too-online conservatives pose with plastic straws or carry automatic rifles in public with the hopes of upsetting liberals, some meat-eaters double down on their diets in response to vegetarianism.


We're also taking away your mom and apple pie. Lemonade originated in the Middle East, Egypt, and India. Same with Southern Sweet Tea. Muahahaha

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Reply Why Right Wingers Are Going Crazy About Meat (Original post)
IronLionZion Mar 2019 OP
Turbineguy Mar 2019 #1
Voltaire2 Mar 2019 #2
IronLionZion Mar 2019 #5
Voltaire2 Mar 2019 #8
alwaysinasnit Mar 2019 #10
Zoonart Mar 2019 #3
Initech Mar 2019 #12
Thyla Mar 2019 #4
Initech Mar 2019 #6
demmiblue Mar 2019 #7
Initech Mar 2019 #11
Wellstone ruled Mar 2019 #9
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 2019 #13
Hortensis Mar 2019 #14
Renew Deal Mar 2019 #15
lark Mar 2019 #16
2naSalit Mar 2019 #17
Meowmee Mar 2019 #18
Stinky The Clown Mar 2019 #19
NBachers Mar 2019 #20

Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 03:26 PM

1. They have to stay ahead

of reality when selling fear.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 03:28 PM

2. They can stuff all the hamberders they want into their guts.

It ain't going to change the reality that meat centric diets are really bad for your health and the health of the planet. We aren't going to ban meat. We will have to regulate green house gas emissions, and that is going to make meat diets more expensive.

Besides, the problem is self-correcting over the long term.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 03:32 PM

5. Did you see the carnivore diet?

some folks decided to just eat beef and nothing else. They claim all sorts of health benefits from it.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 03:35 PM

8. Like I said, the problem is self correcting.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 03:45 PM

10. +1000 Although it might take quite some time for that self-correction to happen.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 03:30 PM

3. RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!!!!!

hide your hamburgers........the vegetarians are coming!!!!!!!

Pathetic.

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 03:51 PM

12. They can have their Big Macs and Whoppers.

I will eat much better hamburgers thanks!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 03:31 PM

4. This is dumb.

I love meat but this is just dumb.
To be expected though.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 03:33 PM

6. They are aware we had presidents before Obama, right?

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 03:34 PM

7. Because they don't care about climate change and are totally fine with the suffering...

that takes place on factory farms. In fact, they probably like it.

Alex Jones is going to stroke out one of these days. No further comment on that.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 03:50 PM

11. He looks like a walking heart attack waiting to happen.

Have you seen pictures of him lately? That is an inhuman shade of red on his face. I guess that is what happens when your diet consists of nothing but overly sauced and over cooked meat.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 03:40 PM

9. Well,as long as

 

Frank Luntz's Focus Groups crank out their Media Talking Points,nothing will change. There is so much money to be made in Hyping Right Wing talking points. Doubt me,listen closely to Radio and TV Commercial Ads. Listen and watch for what is called the "hook".

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 03:54 PM

13. where will we stockpile the guns, cattle, hogs, and pickup trucks?

We have to think these things through, folks. Can't just dump 'em in landfills after we confiscate them. These things have to be done delicately.

Are we also confiscating overalls ("over hauls" in the provincial slang) and dip (snuff, smokeless tobacco)?

Seriously, before the election of 2008, a couple of my neighbors informed me that Obama was secretly replacing shotgun shells with ones that the FBI could track and trace. Alex Jones is merely eccentric in such circles.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 03:55 PM

14. Reminds me of the rage over light bulbs. Many

people on ordinarily nice, apolitical decorating forums I visited were pledging to stock years of the old incandescent bulbs and never surrender.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 04:04 PM

15. Where is the "liberal-driven call for vegetarianism" and why wasn't I informed?

Since when was vegetarianism a left-right issue? One of the biggest RW nuts I know is a vegan.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 04:12 PM

16. Good, let them eat meat with all the fat and forego veggies.

It'll just make them go away faster and for most of his followers that would be a net positive for the world.

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Response to lark (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 04:26 PM

17. Fat, hormones and antibiotics...

maybe we will get lucky and most of them will die off from the various diseases that come with all that meat and mire, they'll think they are being raptured and we can try to clean up the planet... if there's anything salvageable by then.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 04:52 PM

18. grains

Are also bad for health and so are any starchy carbs when eaten in excess especially with bad fats. But people who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet don’t seem to know or to worry about the health effects of eating grains, if they eat them, which are not easily digestible and which have been linked to autoimmune disease.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 06:28 PM

19. As an omnivore who eats meat, I wish them high cholesterol and colon cancer

Fucking morons.

Maybe we should call for banning suicide?

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 06:33 PM

20. Maybe we uber-libs can start promoting "Don't touch live electric wires" safety messages.

In response: "Have you taken the Shock Challenge?"

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