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Groundhog Day

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is requesting a robotic stand-in for the furry favorite of the beloved Groundhog Day festival known ’round the world. PETA says it’s unfair to keep Phil in captivity and then subject him to huge crowds and bright lights every Feb. 2…

The animal is “being treated better than the average child in Pennsylvania,” William Deeley, president of the Inner Circle of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, said. The groundhog is kept in a climate-controlled environment and is inspected annually by the state Department of Agriculture.

-PETA Wants Robotic Groundhog to Replace Phil, January 27, 2010

JILLIAN LOVEJOY LOWERY: PETA’s newest concern is everyone’s favorite groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil. They propose that Phil be freed from his captivity and spared the attention that comes his way on February 2.

Really, PETA? Please.

HOWARD MEGDAL: Both PETA and Jill appear to be missing a much larger, disturbing point: the average child in Pennsylvania is, by the state’s own admission, treated worse than a groundhog.
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Michael Vick: Time Served/Conundrum for Eagles Fan

STEPHON JOHNSON: Yes, Michael Vick is back. Yes, he did something terrible and repulsive. Guess what? He served his time. It’s over now. Hide your dogs and let’s play football.

DAVE TOMAR: Vick deserves outrage for taking the opportunity once given to him and exploiting his considerable wealth and resource to engage in a cruel, inhumane, illegal and morally reprehensible criminal conspiracy. The whole ‘everybody deserves a second chance’ line is bullshit code for ‘we think this guy can still make some money for us.’ NFL teams are not required to exercise ethical judgment but I am. Continue reading

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Two Views of Obama vs. Fly

HOWARD MEGDAL: President Obama’s decision last week to use force against a fly during an interview with CNBC was the final straw for me. After all, the reason so many of us got behind Barack Obama was simple: we didn’t want a president who would engage in swat first, ask questions later treatment of anyone, whether they be Iraqi, frequently innocent detainees, or those from the insect world.

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: Well played, Barack. Well played. You are a worthy adversary. Continue reading

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Swine Flu: Vegetarians Will Laugh Last vs. Smarten Up, Swine Flu

JILLIAN LOVEJOY LOWERY: It’s entirely possible that pigs with pre-school level intelligence made this whole thing up.
MOLLY SCHOEMANN: This isn’t rocket science, it’s influenza!
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Eating Meat: Vegetarians/I’d Even Eat People, just not Dick Cheney/It is our responsibility to eat Dick Cheney, if possible


Being a vegetarian is really, really hard, but at least I get to feel morally superior to you.

Let’s face it, being a vegetarian is really, really hard. I started this craziness just under a year ago,…

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