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Discussion in 'Politics' started by Arbo, Apr 18, 2012.
Obama as a Boy Ate Dog Meat
Obama started the Dog War. Now he has to take his licks like a man. Wanna bet he turns this into some kind of poor me story?
I'd venture a guess that the whole issue (re Romney) will quietly fade away now.
With the other thread about the "Buffet Rule" I thought this thread must be related. Then I reread the other one. It's the "BuffeTT Rule"-with two T's :laugh:
(And I'm not even a blond-no offense to any one who is.)
Given the free pass that the left extended to PETA when the whole thing about them killing animals broke, I think it's fair to say that whatever pup Obama munched on will hardly appear on the media radar.
Unfortunately, I disagree with you this time. I think the liberals will keep it around in order to garner the PETA vote. Just have to examine how the same people will react to Obama's admission that he was fed dog meat, and was promised tiger meat.
Who cares? I see a big difference between eating, say, a cow and in putting the cow on top my car and driving several hundred miles.
Different cultures eat different foods and often misinterpret what we are seeing. I remember a fellow from China telling me that the first time he saw an American eating a plate of spaghetti he thought it was a plate of bloody worms.
When in Africa, eat as the Africans eat. When in China, eat as the Chinese eat, etc., etc., etc.
And when with Andrew Zimmern eat as Andrew Zimmern eats.
If you can stomach it. LOL
The only food in China I could not bring myself to taste was the 100 year old eggs. I just could not get past their looks. To my knowledge I never ate dog, but I did eat some pretty strange, strange to Americans taste, foods.
The worst thing (IMO) I saw Andrew eat on his show Bizzare Foods was in a presentation done in the Philippines (I'm guessing). A duck egg with a late stage fetal duckling inside the egg. YECK!!
Worst thing I ever eat is lobster tamale - pretty tame relative to Andrew Z.
On second thought some people think pig's feet are gross. I like them cooked in spaghetti sauce. My family wont even stay around when I consume them (I make grunting sounds to gross them out to the max).
You better have a strong roof if you plan to drive around with a cow on it. Me, personally, I have a soft top Jeep, so no domestic or barnyard critters ever ride on top.
I don't really think either is that big of a deal. But I live out in the sticks. People here eat weird stuff all the time. I've seen dogs in dog boxes, in trunks, the backs of pick ups, I've seen cows being hauled loose in the beds of trucks, I've even seen a dude who rides around in his Zook with a goat in the passenger seat.
Seamus, the Romney's dog, was an Irish Setter if memory serves me. No offense to any one who has one-they are great dawgs! But they ain't real bright. The dog likely got over it really quick. Whatever pooch Obama ate is not too worried about it anymore, either. Why are we?
(I must add that I am a dog lover. Both of my mutt-butts are sprawled out on my feet under my desk.)
Well, I think the Obama team for starters. I think it'd be safe to assume they discussed, planned, and tested with focus groups how their created issue was going to play with the public. I wonder if they thought about how it would be perceived by the American public, a large portion of which are dog owners who love their pets, who would likely have a negative emotional response to the idea of eating them for dinner.
Of course different cultures have differing menus. I'd bet that most Americans have not travelled outside North America (especially the democratic party's average voter), and because of inexperience, would view eating what we consider a pet to be objectionable.
By the way, the difference between eating a cow and carrying it on a car's roof is that the cow on the plate dies.
Unless Obama were to shoot his dog on the White House lawn, I don't think he'd lose PETA's love. They're too liberal and too nuts beside.
I do see the possibility of a spin story that paints a picture of poverty and dog meat out of necessity, but I still think Obama won't want to risk the same emotional reaction by pet owners that Romney has had. I think the story'll quietly go away
From reading your post, I seriously doubt you have any idea why this story surfaced.
If you do, then your response may be an indication of the spin Obamanuts will put on it.
>The only food in China I could not bring myself to taste was the 100 year old eggs.
They taste a little like the stuff that accumulates on car battery terminals.
I know you're making this stuff up, but :laugh:
One of the best dishes in rural China is noodles and poodles. Once you get past the smell, it tastes pretty much like chicken.
A Chinese rest. in Cheyenne, WY was very popular till someone found dog remains in the garbage cans a few years ago