Skip to comments.Heartland Republicans Unite to Defend Meat Against Liberal Attack ( Colorado )
Posted on 03/20/2021 8:16:25 AM PDT by george76
GOP rallies around meat industry in response to attack by Colorado's Jared Polis...
The red meat wars have hit America.
Republican governors representing heartland states are uniting in support of the cattle industry in response to calls from Jared Polis, the Democratic governor of Colorado, to move his state away from eating meat. The herd of Republican governors of Nebraska, Iowa, Wyoming, and Montana has taken issue with Polis's call for Saturday, March 20, to be observed as "MeatOut Day," during which residents are asked to replace meat with a plant-based alternative.
All four Republican governors issued proclamations in response, declaring upcoming meat days and even meat months as a show of solidarity with America's ranchers. Nebraska governor Pete Ricketts declared March 20 to be Meat on the Menu Day, explicitly urging Nebraskans to "purchase and eat beef, pork, chicken, lamb, or another kind of meat."
In Montana, Governor Greg Gianforte declared Saturday Montana Meat Day but also added that "every day is meat day in Montana." In Wyoming, Governor Mark Gordon, himself a rancher, said his state will celebrate Saturday as Hearty Meat Day.
Not to be outdone, Iowa's Kim Reynolds took things up a notch, proclaiming the entire month of April as Meat on the Table Month.
Polis—a meat eater himself—was heralded by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for staking out an anti-meat position. The radical animal rights group's president, Ingrid Newkirk, lauded Polis for "provok[ing] a nationwide discussion" about vegan eating, even as over two dozen Colorado counties countered his proclamation with "MeatIn" days scheduled to coincide with MeatOut day.
In addition to celebrating Polis, PETA is using its resources to attack governors like Ricketts. PETA told the Washington Free Beacon it will be erecting a billboard on the Colorado-Nebraska border telling drivers they are "Entering Nebraska, Home of Meathead Governor Ricketts!"
Asked by the Free Beacon if he views "meathead" as an insult, Ricketts said, "No, not really."
Ricketts said the pro-meat day is about educating people about the importance of agricultural industry.
"Meat on the Menu Day is to educate people about where their food comes from," Ricketts told the Free Beacon. He added that Polis's planned day without meat is a "direct assault" on Nebraska's way of life and "undermines food security."
Nebraska politicians are celebrating his stand on the issue. Rep. Don Bacon (R.), whose district includes the headquarters of Omaha Steaks, told the Free Beacon that Ricketts has his full support in his fight against Colorado's assault on meat.
"This Bacon has absolutely zero beef with Governor Ricketts's meat proclamation," Bacon said. "Colorado going meatless is full of baloney."
Wyoming senator Cynthia Lummis (R.), a rancher, celebrated the governors' meat embrace, telling the Free Beacon she has "a particular appreciation for beef, lamb, bison, yak, and other ‘hearty meats.'"
"I'm proud to support the farmers, ranchers, and producers whose hard work drives Wyoming's economy and keeps steak on our tables," Lummis said.
PETA, however, predicts that vegans will ultimately get the last laugh.
"We wouldn't be surprised at all if even cattle-backed states like these will have vegan governors in a few years," a spokesman
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Only hot dogs.
I don’t live in Colorado, but I have a family member who does...so I went out this morning and bought a hefty slab of beef just in solidarity with the meat lovers of Colorado!
Unfortunately the Denver/Vail crowd voted in the Democrats.
Ps. As a NY conservative I understand your plight
My body, my choice
40 of Colorado’s 64 counties reported registration rates that exceeded 100% of the eligible citizen voting-age population. .
It is a direct threat to free and fair elections that with record numbers of mail-in ballots this cycle, over half of Colorado counties have more people registered to vote than are eligible to register,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton..
Oct 08, 2020.. With its inaction, Colorado has failed its citizens and opened itself up to potentially be the victim of massive voter fraud.”
One can find any number of former vegan videos on youtube. They talk about the health problems they had and how they kept trying to deny it was their diet causing them. Eventually, they can no longer deny that their diet is lacking.
All of these videos, of course, have comments by other vegans denouncing them for “doing it wrong.” The problem is, there is no way to do it “right.” Both veganism and vegetarianism have deleterious effects on cognition and intelligence. Look at any mouthpiece for PETA or for radical vegetarianism/veganism: they are probably a whacky lunatic. This is because their diet prevents their brain from functioning properly.
You can't make this stuff up.
Good. More meat for me.
Billy gates luvs him some soybean steaks. More beef for me.
Why not just eat the real thing?
Oh, we’re meat lovers...see our freezer. Steak, quarter hams, brats, Nathan’s Frank’s, chicken, Meat Lover Pizza. Lots and lots of beautiful meat. Black bean burgers are just another food group...and very good.
“Why kill an animal when you don’t have to?” Chrissy Hynde, of the Pretenders wrote it in her book I’m now reading. Made sense to me. Doesn’t mean I’m going veggie tomorrow but I can see where humans could evolve to where the artificial stuff just might taste as good or better. What will the ranchers do? They can learn to keyboard.
That woman is more than a bit looney but I love her music.
This article would l d be more appropo on “the Free Bacon” site 😆
What are the ingredients In that? They had alternative hamburgers that were kinda genetically modified crap back awhile.
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