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You Know About This, Right?

dairy cattle We've all grown up drinking cow's milk even though it's a really bizarre thing to do. We're the only species on Earth that regularly drinks the milk of another species, though some of us can't tolerate ingesting the stuff at all.

I know you don't like to think about this but cows don't naturally lactate gallons and gallons of the precious white goo daily, they need offspring to tap the spring. Dairy cattle are all inseminated artificially these days and if the resultant calves are female they have an opportunity to replace their mothers on the factory line, which is generally pretty darned soon as a dairy cow only lives about four years. A cow's life-span in the wild is about twelve years but endless forced pregnancies and ceaseless cocktails of hormones eventually destroys their bodies.

Next stop for Elsie, the slaughter house.

If the calf is male it has one of two fates; either end up as veal (of which the less said, the better) or simply be killed. This barbaric practice occurs to about 3.5 million calves a year.

We're a clever race and you'd have thought that we'd have invented an acceptable, artificial milk by now, but the best we can do is milk-like substances from various plant sources. Soy milk is the most famous of these but it has an unpleasant aftertaste.

The best substitute, in my opinion, is almond milk. It actually tastes good and is very competitive in price to cow's milk. I urge you to give it a try, and here's a 75-cent coupon to get you started.


It was delightful seeing photos of Congressman Gabrielle Giffords gracing the internets. Here's to your speedy recovery, toots.



john boehner"We're going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs." - John Boehner, February 10, 2011.

The following is #39 in a list of accomplishments by the GOP since they gained control of the House in 2011. None have yet to result in one, single new job.

(39) 6-13-2011. Nothing, though they're jabbering a lot about privatizing Social Security. Again.Sigh.

For the entire list of GOP futility, click here.


Fox News Lies!And what manner of lie is Fox News spewing today? They're claiming that Mr. Obama has not focused on creating jobs. WhaaAAAAAAAt?

Click here to help Drop Fox from your cable system.

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Today: How to make chocolate milk.

(1) Get a young female calf.
(2) Use an electric thing to burn the unformed horns off her skull.
(3) Shoot a lot of hormones into her to make her grow up faster.
(4) Artificially impregnate her.
(5) Chain her tin place so she can't move around much.
(6) After she has her baby, discard it for veal or just kill it if it's male.
(7) Impregnate her again.
(8) Now you can milk her three times a day.
(9) Take a glass of her milk and add chocolate syrup.
(10) Enjoy!