Please allow me to be a total asshole for a moment as I celebrate passage of Issue 2, and the downright brilliant outmaneuvering of Big Veg by what will be known henceforth as Big Meat.
Congrats to all the “real” farmers — family, factory, organic, corporate and otherwise — who parked the combine and devoted valuable harvest hours tirelessly explaining to 9-5ers where their food comes from, and why this was an important issue. It was invigorating to see that happening. Not all votes were because everyone completely understood the issue, of course, but thousands of Food Conversations were started, and they will continue on into 2010. And you were a part of the conversation, instead of just the evil villain in Food Inc. or whatever. Which is important. And you were so patient. More patient then I was, and I’m not even defending my livelihood.
I would also like to thank Tot Two, who was on board from the beginning — you know, because of the placenta. Without her support, and the support of Democrats, Republicans, the governor, Sen. Voinovich, both houses of the legislature, local humane societies, food pantries, commodity groups, the restaurant association, the farm bureau and God, of course, none of this would have been possible. I’d also like to thank those turkey farmers from Texas or wherever who chipped in 20 grand. Out-of state special interests, I believe they are known as.
Special shout-out to HSUS, whose whack-job method of reform and godless vegan morality proved looney tunes enough to terrify farmers (yes, FARMERS!) into carving out a governmental regulatory board they probably should’ve created a long time ago. The animals will benefit from this clash.
But I’ve got to get this wretched display of a victory dance in now before Big Veg comes back in 10 minutes and, you know, successfully outlaws all pig farming or something in 2010:
Dear Wayne Pacelle:
I think I speak for no one but myself when I say: Take your stupid cat back to Washington and think real hard about what you want to do next. Also, your life’s work is meaningless.
Jesus loves you,
Now, it’s time to get back to work.
I expect good things from this board.
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