This pre-owned BMW ad ran in Greece. Ballsy… especially the syphilis afterwards.
Why you should eat horsemeat. It’s funny how people in the US are so delicate about eating horse and cat and dog, when they’re eaten by so many cultures around the world. I don’t eat “pet” animals because I’m weirded out about the taste and my own cultural familiarity with them as a non-table animal, but if YOU eat them, I find it no more abominable than eating any other animal on the planet. It’s not against nature – persuade wolves to stop chewing up deer and rabbits, and maybe you’ll be able to sway me then – so all those people who are so emotional about not eating horses, you can go bite it. Old racehorses are put down all the time as they’re expensive to keep up, have limited value as a pet, and are not too often used as petting zoo or riding school nags. What’s wrong with reusing the horse when they’re no longer valued by the community they’re in? To me, putting them down is just as “cruel” as eating them, and it’s a waste of meat that could totally feed a crowd of hungry people! Babe was a cute pig, but that doesn’t stop us from stuffing pulled pork in our faces at the family BBQ. Of course, humane treatment should be observed at all times when dealing with animals, and yes, there need to be health standards when dealing with meat products… if those are currently lacking in the horsemeat industry, then that’s an issue to resolve – but not a real argument against eating horse in general. After all that… I still find horsemeat chewy, weird tasting and generally something I’d usually stay away from. Like pheasant.
Justice Kennedy says this in Citizens United: “We now conclude that independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption.” Slate goes into why this is bad for the citizenry.
It’s a good political and legal analysis, but I would like to comment as well, from a simplistic generalized standpoint. I don’t know how anybody can claim that money from whatever source has no ability to corrupt, because that’s just stupid. Money can corrupt. It may not necessarily do so, but the possibility is always there. For a Supreme Court justice to believe otherwise is to show a fundamental misunderstanding of human nature.