We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Insty notes that one would think that California legislators would have more to worry about than day care center diets. Maybe not.
They want 2 year-olds to eat vegetables and skim milk to deal with the "obesity crisis." What they apparently forgot is that the natural diet of 2 year-olds is sweet, fatty Mother's Milk.
And what they probably never bothered to learn is that normal brain development depends on getting the right fats. Myelenization of the brain continues through adolescence. Whole milk is the right thing for kids, whether it's Mom Juice or Cow Juice.
But....but....but.... that doesn't fit the narrative! It HAS to be vegetarianism. Anything else why that's, that's, that's MURDER!
(I always think about that India sect of religion that thinks starving to death is the highest form of worship. Their belief is everything alive has a spirit and that taking life for any reason is wrong. Even to further one's own existence.) Doesn't a perverted form of that sound like vegetarianism?
I have known food nuts who have put their cats and dogs on vegetarian diets. Cats and dogs are obligate carnivores, for gosh sakes, like polar bears. Sure, they eat grass once in a while when they need to throw up, but meat and fish is the way to healthy living for them. You want to starve your pets slowly and painfully, feed them strict vegetarian diets.
The self-satisfied conceit of pet owners who, in search of more svelte figures for themselves or that addictive holier-than-thou feeling deliberately feed their pets the wrong food, just because they themselves want to feel good about their own selves defies belief.
I wonder what vegetarians think canine teeth are for? Biting into pomegranates? People are so damn stupid. Please starve yourself, but don't starve your dog. Dogs descended from wolves. Can't you see a pack of wolves having a grass snack after a nice blackberry dinner?