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Inside the Beltway: Meet the meat police
Question of the Day
Behold, it’s “climate smart” beef, sure to heighten the hubbub from global warming alarmists over cow flatulence, industrial agriculture and the collective impact of meat-eaters upon the Earth’s atmosphere. Meat with a special climate-friendly rating will go on sale soon in Sweden, courtesy of the nation’s Ministry of Agriculture, which has financed a research project to produce meat that does not contribute to nasty greenhouse gases in some way, shape or form.
Ah, but the fun is just beginning here. To qualify for the virtuous new climate label, meat suppliers must adhere to 15 new production regulations, the ministry says. Al Gore, — already fretting over mankind’s “meat-intensive diet” — will be happy to know that at least one major Swedish meat producer has signed on to mend its ways, according to Swedish Radio News. Meanwhile, other European meat producers are pushing “green beef,” which advises consumers to buy locally, and therefore save on fuel and production costs.
But the overseas meat police are not quite done. A research team the University of Twente in the Netherlands has now quantified the effects of meat production on the global water supply, what with thirsty cows and all. That future steak potentially could carry a “water footprint” rating — or “water per unit of meat consumed,” the food scientists advise.
Thanks to chaotic media coverage and nonstop input from Democratic and Republican strategists, the campaign trail can be a confusing place for candidate and voter alike. Rep. Allen B. West offers some straightforward advice to the Grand Old Party, shared with Inside the Beltway during a recent stroll from one Capitol Hill building to another.
“How will the GOP win the White House? We must show the nation that Republicans have the capacity to lead and to govern,” the Florida Republican says. “And we must say it clearly. And we must outlast, and outrun any messages sent to voters by liberals and progressives.”
THIRD PARTY REPORT
After declaring her candidacy nine months ago, comedienne Roseanne Barr is still running for U.S. president as a Green Party hopeful. She also seeks a running mate, and so far publicly queried Mike Tyson, Woody Harrelson and Jello Biafra to be her vice presidential candidate.
“I would be happy to run w u After thinking about it awhile it kept sounding better Are u still interested? Love, Willie“, Mr. Nelson tweeted to Ms. Barr during an exchange that went on for a few hours on Saturday night.
But alas. It was not to be. The country music legend’s interest waned, though Ms. Barr begged him to at least talk by phone.
“I’m not ready 2 get n2 politics I have stayed away this long I am content 2 sit on the sidelines & criticize every1 else,” Mr. Nelson replied, adding in a later tweet, “Good luck with your campaign.”
“He slept more than any other president, whether by day or night. Nero fiddled, but Coolidge only snored.”
(Journalist H.L. Mencken on President Calvin Coolidge), 1933.
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