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Dog. It’s what’s for dinner.

Oh, yeah — like I was going to let THIS one go! (In color, if anyone needs it. Help yourself).

Backstory. In 1983, the Romney family drove to Canada on vacation. It was a twelve-hour drive, and Romney strapped their dog Seamus to the roof in a carrier for the whole trip.

Okay, that’s a little weird. I guess. But the media has been rolling around in it like…well, like a dog in shit.

Aides to President Barack Obama mischievously circulated a photograph of the Commander-in-Chief and his dog Bo sitting the back of a presidential SUV. “How loving owners transport their dogs,” tweeted David Axelrod, Mr Obama’s top strategist.

In one of the running jokes of the American political world, New York Times columnist Gail Collins is said to have developed a borderline obsession with the Seamus story, mentioning the dog more than 50 times in columns and interviews.

Oh, seriously. On and on and on for months. There have been focus groups and phone polls and the lot. Big effing deal, as Biden would say.

So Jim Treacher — the scamp! — pipes up and says, “but Obama ate dog!” And it’s true. It’s right there in Dreams from my Next Door Neighbor, or whatever that book was.

“With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy).

And away went Twitter.


WE HAVE A WINNER! Dick Clark has passed into that great Sock Hop in the sky. That’s FGW for the win! See you Friday for the next round of Celebrity Dead Pool!

Comments


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 18, 2012, 2:01 pm

So now, of course, pointing out that Obama ate dog is RACIST!

I’ve eaten snake, by the way. It wasn’t tough. Obama must’ve gotten a badly prepared bit.


Comment from ryukyu
Time: April 18, 2012, 2:03 pm

That looks too cute. It needs a picture of jugg ears drooling over him.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 18, 2012, 2:16 pm

Oh, also, this story is “picking on children” because Obama was 6 or 7 when this happened. And he didn’t eat dog, he was “fed dog meat by an adult.”

Also, you have to understand, the president grew up in a totally different culture from…no, wait. Maybe we don’t want to go there.


Comment from huerfano
Time: April 18, 2012, 2:21 pm

Oh, that is sick sick sick. I’ve sent it to everyone I know.


Comment from ryukyu
Time: April 18, 2012, 2:36 pm

You know what else they do in different cultures to women?…no, wait.


Comment from orabidoo
Time: April 18, 2012, 2:42 pm

Bathhouse Barry also gnawed on a sinewy tubesteak.

The Portuguese Waterdog “Bo” must be some sort of trophy on the menu for these… different people. Bo will be devoured in a fertility ritual, and his skin will make a wig for a Mayor of Detroit. Or Van Johnson.

I said … Johnson… that rocked!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 18, 2012, 2:46 pm


Comment from orabidoo
Time: April 18, 2012, 2:52 pm

Trude dat Axelrod posted picture of BHO with the dog inside Cadillac One, but conveniently did not say _where_ were they heading. Maybe straight to the butcher.

Dame Stoat, the picture above me is very worthy of the headline on Drudge. You done outdid yesself.


Comment from AliceH
Time: April 18, 2012, 3:08 pm

This is my favorite story ever.


Comment from Gavel
Time: April 18, 2012, 4:23 pm

Sweas gets results… mere hours after posting “Prez Bites Dog” story the opening soliloquy of Rush Limbaugh Show was devoted to the canis-vorous habits of the multi-culti rainbow child.
In the sound clip from “Drums Frums Mah Futhaz” Barry reports that Lolo promised them a chunk of tiger meat. You are what you eat.

If that is true, they did not let any roadside scraps go to waste, on the dusty dirt roads where experimentation with buried explosives is rampant.


Comment from Pupster
Time: April 18, 2012, 4:44 pm

*gulp*

All the more reason to vote ABO.

Plus, riding on top of the car would probably be a dogs most favorite thing ever.


Comment from ryukyu
Time: April 18, 2012, 4:59 pm

I LOVE IT! Stealing it now.


Comment from AliceH
Time: April 18, 2012, 5:05 pm

Agree with that Pupster. Is there any one who was not already committed to voting for Obama who thought the Romney/Seamus story was actually bad? If my Dad had seen that story before we drove from Wisconsin to D.C. in a station wagon packed with luggage, 7 kids and lab/shepherd/collie mutt, he’d have fired off a letter to Romney asking for the specs to the windscreen-attachment/carrier modifications. :-)


Comment from mojo
Time: April 18, 2012, 5:09 pm

Cute, fluffy puppy – it’s what’s for dinner!


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: April 18, 2012, 5:17 pm

I just think this dog story is so juvenile, like junior high school kids yelling at each other on a playground. Of all the things to criticize President Obama for, this is such a stupid thing.


Comment from Oldcat
Time: April 18, 2012, 5:22 pm

It isn’t like we can’t critique him for this and for everything else, Mr Taylor.


Comment from Pupster
Time: April 18, 2012, 5:30 pm

Ace-o-lanche.

Better tidy up those chickens.


Comment from bastichestickinthemud
Time: April 18, 2012, 5:32 pm

@Christopher
RULE 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
RULE 6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy.

Look familiar?


Comment from Doug in CO
Time: April 18, 2012, 5:33 pm

I believe what Obama wrote was “and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough)…” which destroys some lefty arguments that “he ate what his father told him too, he was only 6!” because it doesn’t say who introduced the dog meat. Also, to Mr. Taylor, yes, it is stupid, but the left has been beating on Romney for weeks over the Seamus story, so the Right can either (a) sit back and “think of England” (worked well for McCain) or (b) fight back just as hard.


Comment from Pupster
Time: April 18, 2012, 5:35 pm

this is such a stupid thing.

Obama fried, Fido died.


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: April 18, 2012, 5:57 pm

Yeah, it looks familiar. Its Alinsky, you really want to be a Rules for Radicals guy?? He’s full of crap in rule 5 anyway. I’ll take Machiavelli over Alinksy.

The thing is, while people are giggling like 7th graders over the dog thing… the rest of the horrible things Obama is doing are being ignored.


Comment from eleven
Time: April 18, 2012, 6:00 pm

Christopher…..you’re a very hard person to like sometimes.

Pull the stick out man.


Comment from Redd
Time: April 18, 2012, 6:00 pm

Scratch her belly!


Comment from AliceH
Time: April 18, 2012, 6:07 pm

Relax, Christopher. Take some comfort in all the lefties who are dropping everything and rushing to defend their lightbringer on something so meaningless. We don’t always have to take aim and fire on the target – having ones opponents essentially throw away their own ammo is useful, too.


Comment from bastichestickinthemud
Time: April 18, 2012, 6:11 pm

“I’ll take Machiavelli over Alinksy.”

For a Machiavellian you’re awfully timid.


Comment from Redd
Time: April 18, 2012, 6:14 pm

So, it’s safe to say that yellow lab tastes like chicken?


Comment from mojo
Time: April 18, 2012, 6:21 pm

The Silly Season is officially open. Remember: no white shoes.


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: April 18, 2012, 6:22 pm

I think that it is necessary to counter “If the Romney is this mean to animals, think what he’d be like to humans” meme. Grant you pointing out that Obama ate some dog meat is absurd, but so is retelling an old family story about transporting the dog on the roof as a evil parable.

The reason that I believe it’s necessary though is because during the last election, a hard-core Lib friend of mine sent me a story which stated that Sarah Palin supported hunting wolves from airplanes. My friend’s remark accompanying the article was “How could you possibly vote for someone like her?”

It would have been pointless to try to explain the logical reasons for Palin’s position to my friend. Her mind was made up. (She’d have voted for Obama anyhow, but this story made her believe that anyone who would vote Republican was just plain mean and evil).

So, I believe that stupid as this kind of ‘stuff’ is, it must be countered on the same level.

Remember when Perry was a contender and they were spreading a story that a property his father rented had a rock with a racial slur painted on it…. and the Perrys didn’t paint it over fast enough to suit them?


Comment from twolaneflash
Time: April 18, 2012, 6:25 pm

That best be a bed of arugula that pup is on. Moochie despises iceberg, romaine, et.al. The pup looks like a White-Hispanic breed, brown on top and white down below, which it turns out is Obama’s favorite for consuming as steak tartar (ground, raw, with little peppers & such), with its head bashed on concrete.


Comment from Mike James
Time: April 18, 2012, 6:50 pm

Redd, you said:

“Scratch her belly!”

Surely you meant, “Get in mah belly!”


Comment from wowpromo
Time: April 18, 2012, 7:02 pm

Christopher Taylor:
I want to give you the benefit of the doubt and consider your views unpartisan. I really do. It would help me greatly if you could show me a comment you took the time to type out, some time over the past two weeks, that said:

“I just think this Seamus dog story is so juvenile, like junior high school kids yelling at each other on a playground. Of all the things to criticize Governor Romney for, this is such a stupid thing.”


Comment from Mike James
Time: April 18, 2012, 7:06 pm

While we’re on the subject, has anyone seen the Blue Dog Democrats lately?


Comment from Col. Doggers, Kanines Fried Crunchy
Time: April 18, 2012, 7:29 pm

http://mediacdn.disqus.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/250/7866/original.jpg


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 18, 2012, 7:41 pm

Nah, Christopher’s a good guy, wowpromo. I highly recommend his blog. He’s just a very straight arrow.

Yes, indeed, this is petty. Petty, stupid, juvenile and beneath all of us. And I totally wouldn’t play along, except for that stupid “Romney and the dog carrier” story that they’ve been grossly overplaying for MONTHS. And, believe it or not, they got some traction with it, per the focus groups.

So in the context of payback, this is my favorite story so far this year. Don’t worry, it won’t last more than a cycle or two — unless they try to bring up that stupid dog carrier thing again.

BANG – dead!


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: April 18, 2012, 8:00 pm

Wowpromo, have you ever heard the term “goes without saying?”

Me too.


Comment from Joan of Argghh!
Time: April 18, 2012, 8:01 pm

Man, Dick Clark kicked it.


Comment from Mike C.
Time: April 18, 2012, 8:04 pm

Obama’s friends and family must have been lousy cooks. There’s no reason for snake to be tough and no reason for dog to be tough, either. The dog was okay, but not all that, especially considering the price. Either beats the hell out of eating sea cucumber (boiled snot – big lungers…)

Oh, and Dick Clark died.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 18, 2012, 8:04 pm

Yup. He was only 82. For some reason, I thought he was about a bzillionty. Sometimes plastic surgery’ll do that for you.

Right, y’all know what that means? See you Friday at 6 WBT!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 18, 2012, 8:05 pm

Right. Where was I?


Comment from David Gillies
Time: April 18, 2012, 8:07 pm

Yes, this is puerile. Yes, it’s inconsequential. But the best form of attack on a malignant narcissist like Obama is to puncture his dignity. He does not react well under needling. If we can goad him into making unforced errors then he will damage himself. And getting the bastard fired is job number one. Plus he’s such a colossal, puffed-up prick it’s fun, as well.


Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: April 18, 2012, 8:16 pm

The phrasing “introduced to dog meat” makes it sound as though it was a recurring item on O’s Indonesian table, and that it was not unpleasant to him. We tend to say “I was introduced to [the delights of] [pleasant food],” not “I was introduced to [unpleasant food].” So the phrasing makes it sound as though he relished the memory.

Truly, he’s not an American.


Comment from Mike James
Time: April 18, 2012, 8:21 pm

I urge the company here assembled to refrain from being a dick and reviewing “Dreams From My Father” on Amazon.com, especially if you’ve never even read the book:

http://tinyurl.com/7mq4jgs


Comment from Allen
Time: April 18, 2012, 8:24 pm

Who wants to play, “You ate what?” I’ll go first, reindeer, that’s right, Rudolph made a mighty tasty meal.


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: April 18, 2012, 8:29 pm

I’ve eaten sparrows as yakitori, in Japan… not bad but not much there…. raw horse, of course, and various and sundry literally “hasn’t been dead for 30 seconds” raw fish. I don’t think snails will count on this list, since so many of you live close to France, but they should.


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: April 18, 2012, 8:58 pm

Stolen from Ace’s where it was listed as stolen from Twitter:

Ann Romney never ate a dog in her life

:-)


Comment from Oh Hell
Time: April 18, 2012, 9:06 pm

Dick Clark is dead, but did he die from eating dog???? BTW, I don’t like snake as it is stringy, and my Grandfather lied to me – it DOES NOT taste like chicken.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 18, 2012, 9:07 pm

Let’s see. Rattle snake. Bear. Possibly groundhog – that might be a false memory.


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: April 18, 2012, 9:22 pm

Wierdest thing I’ve ever eaten is octopus I guess. rubbery, no real flavor. I have heard snake is pretty good but I think it matters what snake and how you cook it. Louis L’Amour insists (based on repeated talks to old timer cowboys) that cougar tastes great, but I’m skeptical.

And too bad about Dick Clark, but I guess he couldn’t live forever.


Comment from Mike C.
Time: April 18, 2012, 9:23 pm

I’d rather eat snake than alligator – I thought that tasted like scallops, and I do not like scallops.


Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: April 18, 2012, 9:27 pm

I think I’ve had alligator meat, but that might be a false memory too, as it would have been during my Drinking Days. Venison’s not odd, except to city dwellers. Bison — I consumed a lot of bison burgers when I lived in CO.

Personally I think crayfish, or crawfish as people spell it in The Swamp, is weird. And people here all love sitting out in the sticky heat, getting their hands gummed up with crawfish guts as they pull the little red-black insectoids apart. Gah. Remember the sailor in the “Odyssey,” who took an oar and marched inland until he found a place where the locals didn’t know what an oar was for, and he settled down there? I’ll do the same — but I’ll use a pic of a crawfish.


Comment from Anonymous
Time: April 18, 2012, 9:40 pm

I have no problem hammering O on this, as hard as possible. Yeah it’s inane and petty. Yeah, it detracts from actual issues. Yeah, lots of people have eaten dog, even our Mike C. But those bastards started it, and as Some Veggie so eloquently said, we need to respond to that crap in kind.

Every single time.


Comment from Nina
Time: April 18, 2012, 9:42 pm

Dang, that was me. Guess I hadn’t posted with the new iPad yet!

And David Gilles is right, too.

Hmmmmpf.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 18, 2012, 9:45 pm

I can eat crawfish, but only if I think of them as tiny lobsters. Otherwise, I have to think of those smelly creek bugs fighting each other to the death in a bucket.

Rattlesnake was really pretty good. Tasted more like lobster than chicken…sort of translucent and stringy.

My boyfriend shot it in the front yard and my mother made us eat it. She had a strict “you kill it, you eat it” policy. I never dreamed it would apply to a poisonous snake.

She cut it up in little sections, rolled it in cornmeal and pan-fried it.


Comment from eleven
Time: April 18, 2012, 9:49 pm

Welll….what does bear taste like?


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 18, 2012, 9:56 pm

Bear is greasy and nasty. I had it in stew, though, so I didn’t get the pure essence.

New iPad, Nina? Oooh la la!


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: April 18, 2012, 10:02 pm

Crayfish is okay, but there’s almost nothing in it to eat, like sparrow. Some food is too much work for the results.


Comment from steve
Time: April 18, 2012, 10:20 pm

Regret that pupster got it backwards….

The rules of roadkill cuisine require:

Step one – Fido died.

Step two – Obama fried.


Comment from Ric Locke
Time: April 18, 2012, 10:37 pm

“…that stupid “Romney and the dog carrier” story that they’ve been grossly overplaying for MONTHS. And, believe it or not, they got some traction with it, per the focus groups.”

*sigh* That’s so sad. I knew there were scads of people out there who regarded pets as baby-substitutes, but I had no idea the demographic was large enough to be targeted as a political thing. Those must be the same folks who cheer when EPA chooses animals over people — and the same ones who raise 100-lb Rottweilers in 600 sq. foot highrise apartments.


Comment from Deborah
Time: April 18, 2012, 11:44 pm

I had crawfish—once. But I’d rather eat fried quail if I’m going to have to fuss with my food.

Bear! It was the only animal WITH some fat. Lewis and Clark and the men in their exploration party nearly starved to death—in a land teeming with every kind of fish, game birds, deer, et cetera. But all food was lean. No fat. No wonder the Native Americans esteemed the bear above all other animals.


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: April 19, 2012, 12:15 am

Deborah: But all food was lean. No fat.

Ever heard of mal de caribou (also known as “rabbit starvation“)?

It’s a dietary disease that affected North Woods types who tried to live on only game – which meant rabbit or other ultra-lean game.

The problem is a surprising one. One’s body needs minimum amount of calories, but can digest only a certain maximum amount of protein. (Excess protein and protein byproducts overload the liver and kidneys.) Enough protein to provide all the calories is too much.

A really gruesome aspect of this: when a group of starving people turn to cannibalism, they’ve already lost all their fat. So the anthropophagi will be eating nothing but very lean meat – which can kill them.


Comment from Nina
Time: April 19, 2012, 12:37 am

I’ve already seen the first color photo on FB, Stoaty. :)


Comment from Oldcat
Time: April 19, 2012, 12:43 am

So Rich is saying it is better to turn to cannibalism in the first 10 or 12 minutes of a crisis, just in case.


Comment from Spad13
Time: April 19, 2012, 12:54 am

I’ve eaten dog, squirrel and what was supposed to be alligater. I think the gator was B.S. tho cause I ate in Key West and it tasted like gamey chicken. Ithink they just cooked one of the damn roosters that were running around everywhere.


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: April 19, 2012, 1:00 am

Oldcat that’s how I read it. Don’t wait for rescue, presume the worst.

Gator is supposed to be really good, but again, haven’t had any.


Comment from PatAZ
Time: April 19, 2012, 1:02 am

American Bandstand is over. The end of an era.

As for the dog eat dog stories, as Barney Fife said, “fight fire with fire”.


Comment from Deborah
Time: April 19, 2012, 1:45 am

I knew that an all meat diet was not healthy, Rich, and hard on the kidneys, but I didn’t know there was a name for it. I love the Journals of Lewis and Clark (I don’t think they ate any puppies). It’s one of the books I read over and over, along with all of Jane Austen. Hard to believe they were contemporaries on the historical timeline.


Comment from Frit
Time: April 19, 2012, 2:34 am

RIP Dick Clark.

Hummm…odd foods? Lets see; I’ve had..
rattle snake (BBQ-d with Chinese 5-spice, and quite tasty),
alligator (both Cajun style and teriyaki, nummy!),
octopus & squid,
jelly-fish (blah),
sea urchin roe (again blah),
crocodile (in wontons, nummy!),
sea snails (quite tasty, actually),
cray fish/crawdads, lobster, hard & soft shelled crabs,
“sweet shrimp” (in sushi bars, the tail is served raw on a ball of seasoned rice, the heads served deep fried. Delish!),
shark, ray, real scallops,
quail (too small, not worth the price),
frog legs (again, not worth the price for what you get),
escargot (sautè Vienna sausages in garlic & butter, and that’s about the same taste.),
rabbit (poorly cooked, was dry, and the bones extra brittle),
bison, venison, ostrich & emu.

That’s about all I can remember at the moment.


Comment from Oceania
Time: April 19, 2012, 2:49 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47lswke-Lnc


Comment from Mike James
Time: April 19, 2012, 4:02 am

Oceania–

Eurdep–European Radiological Data Exchange Program

Might be interesting. Have you got a blog? I don’t think they cost a lot to set up, but I am ignorant about conditions for such in NZ. People might like stuff like this. Not sure how good a sport Sweasel is about threadjacking, though–if you set up a blog, I’ll come have a look. I won’t troll.


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: April 19, 2012, 4:13 am

I think in Montana Louis and Clark ate dog, they had it really hard through the Bitterroots. Some of the tribes raised them for food.


Comment from bo
Time: April 19, 2012, 5:02 am

@mike james

Montag500′s review really wags the tail of this book! It is an amazing “dog eat dog” story. I give the book 5 paws and a bent putter; and that’s not just the hydrophobic slavering of a mad mutt howling at the moons of hope and change.


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: April 19, 2012, 8:09 am

It was inevitable, I guess. Obama’s doggy diet gets the “Downfall” treatment…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEBN8wOKjMo&feature=player_embedded#!


Comment from Oceania
Time: April 19, 2012, 11:06 am

And now for something completely different

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/6773758/Baby-kea-scares-them-off-in-Germany


Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: April 19, 2012, 12:16 pm

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: April 18, 2012, 10:02 pm

Crayfish is okay, but there’s almost nothing in it to eat, like sparrow. Some food is too much work for the results.
*
*
Christopher, that’s exactly right. If someone else wants to go through the work of pulling out all those tiny bits of meat and bake it in a pie, I’ll cheerfully eat it. But to pull ‘em apart yourself is like doing an oil change while you’re eating. Gack.

Barney Fife also exhorted us to “Nip it! Nip it in the bud!” A good maxim for the Romney camp, I think.

And somebody over on Ace’s blog came up with the slogan “Hope and Mange!” Might be a good one for a bumper sticker, no?


Comment from Pablo
Time: April 19, 2012, 12:31 pm

Both dog stories are absurd, but there is something ooky about eating one. The value in this is not so much pointing that out as it is making dog stories radioactive to the left. Treacher nailed it in his first post on the matter:

Hey, whatever you have to tell yourself, libs. Say what you want about Romney, but at least he only put a dog on the roof of his car, not the roof of his mouth. And whenever you bring up the one, we’re going to bring up the other.

It’s no fun when we push back, is it? That’s why it’s so much fun.

The Seamus story was going to be one of their favorite refrains this cycle. Now it’s covered in poo. This is a good thing, and making it so was hilarious.


Comment from Oceania
Time: April 19, 2012, 1:02 pm

G’Day Mikey!
Don’t worry about Sweasel – she secretly has Geiger counters all over her living room, and is presently testing her eggs and chicken shit for radiation on the sly.

Read Arclight channels recent youtube comments on that issue. He is reasonably well informed. However, that system is essential being shut down now due to external pressures, some of them being mentioned in those clips.
The Russians are faking their data (all their stations recorded the same random events), the UK just turns the entire net off when their reactors decide to vent (you should have seen the last big cloud over Soho – nutty stuff!) – and the rest of Europe is becoming a radiological wasteland.
When you get 6 microSieverts per hour in Bucharest for Iodine alone, you know that they are killing their own population without mercy. Of course, there is no Radiation entering France, and all is safe!
EURDEP is probably dead, you can see the outages – and the ‘clips’.
Get yourself a ‘DIY Geiger kit’ and Soviet SMB-20 tubes from Ebay from the Ukrainian suppliers – they are scarcer than chicken shit in Sweasels kitchen!
Plug them into a portable station, HF transmitter etc start logging etc – you get the drift.

Yes, people will love this stuff big time! It is very interesting. However, Expect *serious* grief from the intelligence services if you decide to post any network data online.
To give you an idea of how well this is being covered up – the miscarriage rate in two Japanese prefectures is now 34 and 42% respectively.
Fallout levels for long term accumulation in the UK are at best disturbing, in the USA – approaching fatal.
This will go on for years.


Comment from Oceania
Time: April 19, 2012, 1:07 pm

We’re running gamma spec on US food products, grapes, grains, oranges … that’s about it really. Tick Tick Tick ..
I don’t have time to blog at the moment … as you are aware, I’d probably get deported to Camp Gitmo.
There is nothing more dangerous than the Truth.


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: April 19, 2012, 1:13 pm

This whole ruin-his-character whispering campaign thing goes back forever. The earliest version I know of was suggesting that Martin Van Buren (running for president) was the bastard son of Aaron Burr (not that there’s anything wrong with THAT, mind you).

My favorite though is the LBJ story – once when running for senate early in his career LBJ was losing in the polls to his opponent, a respected local pig farmer. LBJ told his campaign manager to start spreading a rumor that his opponent, well, enjoyed carnal knowledge, of a favorite pink sow in his barnyard. “Christ, Lyndon”, said the manager, “we can’t come out and call the guy a pig fucker!”. “No”, said Lyndon, “but we can make him deny it!”.

And so, little ones, the game is played to this day.

Say, anybody else hungry? I’m doggone hungry!


Comment from Oceania
Time: April 19, 2012, 1:15 pm

To give you an idea how bad it is, eurdep has been censored for public use from the 4th april..


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: April 19, 2012, 1:39 pm

Oceania -

I have a Japanese friend who has an internet business – mostly selling American fad and fashion items to people in Japan. After Fukushima she wanted to do something so she found a source for geiger counters and has been selling them at cost. School teachers became a grateful group of customers for them. They feel they can’t trust the official government counts. One of them sent her a picture of a tiny sunflower a few months after disaster with leaves where the flower should be and flowers where the leaves usually are.

My friend says that the Japanese are being guinea pigs for the affects of radiation for the second time. The first, of course, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. She notes that with Cernobyl, people were able to move out of the area. In Japan, that’s not possible.


Comment from Mysterion
Time: April 19, 2012, 2:37 pm

That Jim Treacher fellow might want to be careful of government owned SUVs when walking across the street. IYKWIMAITYD


Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: April 19, 2012, 3:39 pm

It’s very easy for me to get overwrought when it comes to animals. I’m one of those who prefer most dogs to people.

When I first heard about the Romney story, I was happy to get bent out of shape, since I didn’t like Romney in the first place. Now that he is the Republican candidate, I took a step back and re-assessed the story, and realized that traveling with my dogs in the back of my truck (it has a camper top) is almost as bad. We’ve taken them with us through desert and icy winter storms. So I had to put my hissy fit back in the box for another day.

I also accept that not all cultures see dogs and horses as “pets,” but as sources of food. Even though I have a negative emotional response to that concept, rationally I know that they probably think we are just as nuts for taking our food for walks or making it jump fences.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 19, 2012, 6:37 pm

My mother (who was a proto-hippie contrarian pain in the ass) once sent me an article about a guy who bought a supermarket chicken, brought it home, named it and bought it an elaborate funeral. Coffin, tombstone. The works.

I guess her point was that we are silly about animals. But she kind of went veg toward the end of her life, so — silly on you, Ma!


Comment from Noelegy
Time: April 19, 2012, 6:56 pm

Can you think of a single American child who would not have reacted with horror to the idea of eating dog meat?


Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: April 19, 2012, 7:17 pm

Comment from Noelegy
Time: April 19, 2012, 6:56 pm

Can you think of a single American child who would not have reacted with horror to the idea of eating dog meat?
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And even if Zero was too young then to think it wrong, if he’d been, yanno, brought up in America as an American, he’d have realized most people here react to such an idea with horror. He’d never have let it into his book, let alone read it aloud for the audio version. Sheesh.


Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: April 19, 2012, 7:34 pm

I wonder why PETA hasn’t harshly castigated Obama for bragging about eating dogs, when he should be voicing his shame over being involved as a juvenile.


Comment from Ye Oulde Britishers
Time: April 19, 2012, 7:43 pm

We ate dogs when the times were good.
When times were not so great, we were just humped by much smarter and better armed Daniards.


Comment from mojo
Time: April 19, 2012, 8:09 pm

Damn. It appears to be a music-themed deader-threesome this time, folks.

Levon Helm is dead.

Ave Atque Vale


Comment from mojo
Time: April 19, 2012, 8:26 pm

Can you think of a single American child who would not have reacted with horror to the idea of eating dog meat?

Any “Native American” Indian kid. That’s what dogs are for.


Comment from orabidoo
Time: April 19, 2012, 8:27 pm

@Wolfus Aurelius April 19, 2012, 7:17 pm

I react with horror to what he did to my country… not what he ingested decades ago, of which I imagine the dog to be the least offensive item.

Are you any kin to Argentius T. Tiger?


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: April 19, 2012, 11:05 pm

Some tribes thought eating dog was filthy and disgusting, it varied a lot.


Comment from Oceania
Time: April 19, 2012, 11:36 pm

I think cannibalism is OK … so what are you all worried about?


Comment from Mike James
Time: April 23, 2012, 8:03 am

As long as you break out the…scintillometer?…Geiger counter?…before firing up the grill when your friends are over. You would know better than I the proper device, but I think the old, “coals glow, meat doesn’t” rule of thumb applies in this case. I’m better at grilling than I am at physics.

I don’t have to tell you to avoid any Japanese imports, Oceania.


Comment from Goober
Time: April 23, 2012, 8:21 pm

Christopher – I can assure you from first hand experience that cougar (or mountain lion) is actually very delicious and tastes like very tender pork.

Things always taste better when you kill them yourself, I’ve found, so take that with a grain of salt.


Comment from Bjchas1
Time: September 4, 2013, 8:39 pm

Voted for Obama twice, and would again if he could run for a third term. Will be voting for Hilary next.

Have eaten a lot of rabbit, deer, several different types of seafood, frog legs, a little alligator. Have not eaten dog, or cat, or humans, or monkeys. Suspect probably have eaten some horse without knowing it, and completely freaked when I realized I had eaten some worms. American Indians used to eat dogs, many cultures did. Obama was 6 yrs. old. Been several years back, hasn’t it??!!!!!

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