Skip to comments.Why have “Meatless Mondays” in schools? To reduce the threat of cow farts
Posted on 08/01/2012 5:28:17 PM PDT by Kaslin
Beef producers recently cried foul when the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced to its employees that it would be imposing a Meatless Mondays program in the departments cafeterias. In an employee newsletter, the department ironically criticized beef and dairy production, two industries its supposed to be promoting.
Because of public pressure, the department is now ditching the program . The USDA tweeted the newsletter had been posted "in error."
With that victory in hand, ranchers and cattlemen would be smart to turn their attention to K-12 schools, as well as colleges and universities, as the Meatless Mondays movement is already infecting the world of government education.
" Meatless Mondays" is a part of The Monday Campaigns. One of these efforts urges smokers to stay away from cigarettes every Monday. Another encourages young men to set aside Mondays to visit their local clinics to get checked for HIV and STDs. That campaign's slogan is, If you hit it this weekend, hit the clinic Monday. Another is, Got Condoms? Restock Monday. Classy.
The Monday Campaigns is supported by several health-related organizations, universities and strangely, the Fox News Channel.
Meatless Mondays has already spread to several major school districts, including New York City, Detroit, Baltimore, Miami-Dade, Oakland, as well as many others. Its now being used by many colleges and universities, including Columbia, Johns Hopkins, NYU, Temple and Yale.
But whats the agenda? Less cholesterol? Fewer fatsos? Perhaps, but a " K-12 Tool Kit" lists several other benefits of Meatless Mondays, including:
Reduce carbon footprint: The UN estimates the meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions that accelerate climate change.
In laymans terms, the activists dont like so many cows farting. Perhaps instead of sticking it to the ranchers, Meatless Mondays should advocate for the production of gas-capturing underpants for cows and let us eat what we want.
So, if the kids eat beans on Monday, is the situation really improved?
As long as they put on a rubber on Sunday..
But then the Catholic Church wimped out.
As far as I’m concerned, Wednesday is Prince spaghetti day...WTH meatballs!
Cabbage gives me more gas than beef or dairy ever dreamed of!
They’re going to have to find a better way to market starvation. “Meatless Monday” just isn’t going to cut it.
For now, anyway. In the very near future the government may say," Don't like it? Then tough luck."
Why not just ask the cows not to fart on Mondays?
In the old days, we were so poor that we didn’t even know how to spell “meat”. (sarc/)
Do you realize that Roseanne Barr and Rosie O’Donnell could feed a village for a week, and have enough left over for soup?
If Michele Obama went on a diet, a dozen cows would live longer, more productive lives.
If Michael Moore didn’t eat for a week, there would be no hunger in Detroit.
One of Obama’s $60,000 per person fundraising donation dinners (Thursday), would feed a lot of Harlem.
Support Chick Fil-A. Eat your parakeet if you can’t find a store.
Eat the Cow, reduce the emissions. (hat tip to Ron White)
I'd say a fart from one of these creatures would be far more deadly than one from a cow.
Since you have to substitute on meatless Mondays the kids will fart more from the substitution.
Meatless Monday to reduce Cow farts? Cows prefer to eat meatless 24/7 as far as I know. And if you think about it the humans consuming those vegan meal will fart enough to make up for any reduction in cow farts. And how do you reduce cow farts by not eating beef on Monday? The cows would still be living. It doesn’t seem a well thought out plan.
Nothing the libs say or do is well thought out. They're incapable of thinking rationally.
“... we had meatless Fridays”.
Yes, but it had nothing to do with cows farting or carbon footprints. LOL!
GoreBull warming is a religion to some.
Let’s look at their logic here....they’re attempting to reduce bovine flatulance by convincing people not to eat beef on Mondays. It seems to me, that their plan would increase bovine population by 1/7. If I eat the cow....no flatulance....if I don’t eat the cow and instead opt for Chic-fil-a, bovine flatulance increases and chicken flatulance decreases, but liberal bullshxx continues unabated.....brilliant.
Just like most empty headed ideas from the left. Cows fart, burgers don’t. It’s the meatless mondays make more methane, or Mmmmm effect.
A lot of this nonsense to get Americans accustomed to a crappy Khmer Rouge-style diet; it has nothing to do with the environmental impact of cows. Carpooling & mass transit are pushed because private ownership of cars will be a thing of the past for many people (as private ownership of homes has become in the “new normal” economy). At this point a “new car” for many of us is a car with a few years on it that had been leased before (hence the miles aren’t so bad).
I remember those cow farts in high school. They wore black leather jackets and carried switchblades. They terrorized the teachers. Their motto was, “Passing grade or passing gas!”
How about “Teacherless-Tuesdays” to see how much the kids learn without the interference of goobermint indoctrination.
Thats ok....my daughter (who takes her lunch) claims the *meat* they serve isn’t really meat.
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