Fresh And Safe

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on September 23, 2011

The Chinese government has banned a traditional carnival in the east of the country in which dogs are eaten after being chopped up alive in the street following a public uproar that the festival was cruel, state media reported on Wednesday. The tradition in Qianxi in the wealthy coastal province of Zhejiang dates back 600 years to celebrate a local military victory and is normally held every October, the official Xinhua news agency said. “The ancient fair was replaced by a modern commodity fair in the 1980s, but dog-eating has been kept as a tradition,” it reported. “However, vendors began to butcher dogs in public a few years ago to show their dog meat is fresh and safe, as a way to ease buyers’ worry that the meat may be refrigerator-preserved or even contaminated.”

HT to World Class Stupid for this story. If you look to Mr. Google for more information, you will see the original Reuters story repeated. When you view the original, you will see links to stories “you might also like”. Some of these stories:
“France stakes future of EU on fate of euro currency”, “PETA to launch porn site in name of animal rights”, “Axe-wielding man kills four in China”.
A related story is Koreans beat the heat by eating dog soup.
“The reason why I eat dog soup is because it boosts my energy, even when I’m most tired,” remarked 56-year-old Shin Gwan-sup who was interviewed yesterday by Reuters reporter Tae-Yi Kim .”Compared to other meats, it has more protein and less fat. I think it is healthy and clean, a more suitable meat for us.”

PG tuned into the Repub debate during while Rick Santorum was talking about DADT. If PG had tuned in a minute earlier, he could have hear the crowd boo an American soldier on combat deployment in Iraq. (To be fair to the crowd, it was just a few scattered people that shouted boo. It was not as enthusiastic as the cheers for Rick Perry wasting 234 235 prisoners.)
Before the debate, PG listened to a conversation with Christopher Dickey. He is the son of James Dickey, and an accomplished journalist. Mr. Dickey got a job as a stand in when the film “Deliverance” was made. He was standing in for Ned Beatty when they filmed the most famous scene in the movie. (PG hears the bs detector beeping as he writes this.) Later in the interview, Mr. Dickey discusses his mother.

Mr. DICKEY: She died in a hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. LAMB: Of what?Mr. DICKEY: She died of a complication from cirrhosis of the liver, or from hardening of the liver, where you get varicose veins in your esophagus and then they rupture and you bleed to death through your mouth. LAMB: And was she a drinker all her life? Mr. DICKEY: She drank all her life, but she was a heavy drinker the last 10 years of her life, a really heavy drinker, co–a co–a constant drinker. Anybody who was at our house in the ’70s remembers the tinkling of ice cubes at about 6 in the morning when she would get up and start making breakfast for everybody and make herself a Cutty Sark and soda.

Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: