Oct 09, 2015
…Are carnivores! And they lie about it! According to a survey conducted in the United Kingdom, a third of vegetarians say they eat meat when under the influence of alcohol, and more than two-thirds of those say they deny doing so to friends.
So what would you guess is a favorite “forbidden fruit” of those tipsy plant eaters? Beef, natch. About 34% say they ate hamburgers when on a binge, with 27% eating bacon.
A similar survey might have produced even more carnivorous admissions from drunk vegetarians if conducted in the Czech Republic. We say that tongue-in-cheek after Czech president Milo Zeman was accused of calling for the death of “abstainers and vegetarians.” Whoa! That’s radical. The comment sent his staff scurrying to walk back the comments, which is the politically correct way of saying the prez – who is known to have a drink or three – might have over-indulged. It also left some Czechs wondering… did he mean death to non-drinking vegetarians, or non-drinkers and vegetarians?
What Happens When Booze Is Banned?
In Kentucky, counties that prohibit alcohol sales seem to have a bigger meth problem. That’s the conclusion of researchers at the University of Louisville.
They said dry counties had higher rates of meth lab busts and higher rates of meth crimes overall. They believe the effect is significant: "if all counties were to become wet, the total number of meth lab seizures in Kentucky would decline by about 25 percent."
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Speaker Or Vegetarian?
Today Republicans in the House of Representatives will try to find the man who will replace outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner. The process was thrown in turmoil yesterday as the leading candidate, Kevin McCarthy, withdrew his name.
Paul Ryan, the 2012 vice presidential nominee and chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, took to Twitter to announce, “I will not be a candidate for speaker.” Another potential candidate, Mac Thornberry, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, tweeted, “I’d rather be a vegetarian.”