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(Canoe)   Forget draft-dodging or affairs: In India, to slur a political opponent, claim he eats beef   ( cnews.canoe.ca) divider line
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2003-03-14 01:10:48 PM  
Hey we almost had a president impeeched because somebody ate his sausage.
2003-03-14 03:12:41 PM  
To get to the real meat of the matter DownSouth, he was roasted because he lied under oath about someone swallowing his hot dog, not just for the actual salami submersion.

I'm pretty sure that was what most of the beef was about.

Of course, many others were shocked that he chose such a cow, and others just had some political steak in the matter.
2003-03-14 03:47:46 PM  
const int eatMore = 0xDEADBEEF;
2003-03-14 05:54:45 PM  
2003-03-14 07:03:36 PM  
What a crappy headline... Enable voting so we can choose a new one...
2003-03-14 07:04:17 PM  
*groans over Dr.Feys post*

"The cow is our mother, Atal eats her," read banners held aloft at rallies by members of a youth wing of the opposition Congress party."

WTF?! The cow is our mother. When I said that to mine she backhanded me.
2003-03-14 07:06:08 PM  
But, girls really want a Beefeater!

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2003-03-14 07:06:17 PM  
i'm gonna assume that there is no Buger KIng there aKa "home Of the wopper". ain't that a DAmn shame
2003-03-14 07:07:48 PM  
Probably you get a goat- or a dog-burger. Woof!
2003-03-14 07:10:16 PM  
In American politics, slur your opponents by accusations of tofu eating.

Two meat-related threads in an hour?
2003-03-14 07:10:35 PM  
Mmmmmmmmm Cow
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2003-03-14 07:12:00 PM  
No photos for that article?


ok that came out wrong...I'm not gay, really...not that anything wrong with that...in fourteen states...

I just wanted to fit in, to belong, to feel like I was somebody...

guess that'll never happen...

/when pigs fly
2003-03-14 07:12:26 PM  
better two meat threads than another one about geriatric sex...
2003-03-14 07:13:59 PM  
Beef.......it's a good way to tick off a Hindu.


(Question: If a Hindu gets a black eye, what does he put over it?)
2003-03-14 07:14:19 PM  
Even dogs know beef is tastee!

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2003-03-14 07:14:30 PM  
Assuming there were democratic elections in Muslim nations, you could accuse your opponent of shaving or wearing a t-shirt and it would cause quite a ruckus.
2003-03-14 07:17:18 PM  
I was once pulled over by a cop for causing a ruckus. I wonder if that's related.
2003-03-14 07:17:49 PM  
"our mother is a cow". "dont eat your mother".

ya, isnt that a joke in america?
2003-03-14 07:19:53 PM  
...now thats a delicious low blow...
2003-03-14 07:20:16 PM  
Podycheck: Guess I better not wear my Krishna the Cow-Lover t-shirt to a Muslim country, then.

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2003-03-14 07:20:27 PM  
how did this whole cow-worship thing start, anyway??
2003-03-14 07:23:13 PM  
03-14-03 07:20:27 PM Aquafortis
how did this whole cow-worship thing start, anyway??


Cause they're stupid?
Just a guess. Can anyone clarify?
2003-03-14 07:23:26 PM  
I farked your mother

2003-03-14 07:25:52 PM  
Aquafortis Probably a combination of pre-Indo-European cow worship, as suggested by the cow symbols found in Mohenjo-Daro; add to that the Aryan love of cows (example: "daughter" comes from an ancestor word meaning "milkmaid") and you get cow worship. Same thing goes on in the USA except we have the good sense to eat them. After all, we feed megatons of grain to cattle in feedlots, and Americans 130 years ago tried to kill off all the buffalo, and then replaced them with cattle that can't live out here without constant TLC from struggling ranchers.

All in all the Indians could solve their hunger problems by eating the damn cows.
2003-03-14 07:26:04 PM  
my guess on the origin, whithout doing any research whatsoever, which would be easy as pie, is that since they need their cattle for plowing fields, they get more out of using them for labor than eating them.

but then they are over-populated which would indicate lots of cheap labor, so that shoots that to hell...

ok, how about this; brahma is represented as a bull, so they respect that animal above all others...

oh, there is the whole reincarnation thing where you could be killing your unkle or something, but why just cows?

I. Give. Up.

2003-03-14 07:27:53 PM  
Forget cushy coast guard jobs given because your father is a big political mucky muck or being an incompetent moron: In India, to slur a political opponent, claim he eats beef
2003-03-14 07:30:16 PM  
In former Soviet Union, cow eats you.

2003-03-14 07:33:34 PM  
Those heathens and their golden calves. Haven't they heard about a little thing called "the ten commandments"? Sheesh.
2003-03-14 07:34:36 PM  
Oh, and the ancients worshipped the bull because it had the biggest dong of any animal they'd seen. Seriously.
2003-03-14 07:34:52 PM  
Why those homophobic, silly-bithc little wogs!

/drag racist
2003-03-14 07:39:20 PM  
03-14-03 07:23:26 PM 43%
I farked your mother


Shut up.
2003-03-14 07:43:09 PM  
no wonder India is such a hellhole.
2003-03-14 07:44:38 PM  
FarkinConstrictor: what is your website? Dreamscape soft herpe verse dot com?
2003-03-14 07:50:53 PM  
"It's whats for dinner"
2003-03-14 07:53:26 PM  
Mike Tyson eats ears and children!
2003-03-14 07:56:22 PM  
Bunch o' dog eaters.
2003-03-14 08:02:45 PM  
03-14-03 07:25:52 PM 321keyturn
All in all the Indians could solve their hunger problems by eating the damn cows.

Only briefly. The US uses like 3/4 of its agriculture for cattle food. If India decided to eat cattle, they would have to use up a large amount of the land devoted to growing food for human consumption. Since the cows are allowed to wander, they usually eat weeds and other things that humans wouldn't, so it doesn't impact human hunger. Plus cows that are alive produce some milk for consumption, as well as dung for fertilizing land and use as a fuel since there isn't much oil, wood, or coal in India.

I guess I did learn something in my anthropology class.
2003-03-14 08:06:49 PM  
india as a whole can't modernize unless they devour beef!
2003-03-14 08:13:53 PM  
Dr.Fe = teh winnar!!11
2003-03-14 08:15:06 PM  

Great book and he spends an entire chapter on the cow worship of India. His take on the matter is that there is a very good logical reason ancient hindu's chose the cow as their sacred animal. The milk the animal gives feeds children, the dung is fuel for their stoves.

The enviornmental conditions in that area make the long term benifits of living cows much more desirable than the short term benifits of eating them.

Great book.
2003-03-14 08:21:34 PM  
Severian, thanks! I forgot which anthropologist it was that wrote about that.
2003-03-14 08:26:24 PM  
If you're really interested in finding out what the Hindu beliefs are regarding cows, read this
2003-03-14 08:32:00 PM  
a href="http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/in.html">http:​//www.ci a.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/in.html
Information about India. Not the Best place in the world, but far from bass ackwards.
2003-03-14 08:33:26 PM  
Chances are Beefeater Gin isn't real popular either.....
2003-03-14 08:49:11 PM  
If meat = murder, then murder tastes pretty farking good!
2003-03-14 08:58:03 PM  
You know I want to defend that "we are not stupid Americans who are totally oblivious to other cultures" thing, and then I read a headline like that.
2003-03-14 08:59:40 PM  
Cows are sacred in India, I respect that. What's sacred in the US?

and why does the word word "sacred" look so much like "scared"

2003-03-14 09:10:13 PM  
Induan places around here serve Beef Vindaloo.
2003-03-14 09:11:17 PM  
Good question, RaoulDuke.

What's sacred in the US? Social Security.

If you want to slander a politician in the U.S., you start spreading rumors he wants to cut social security.

It's a death rumor. The old folks who are counting on that check to pay their green fees will make sure the candidate is buried.
2003-03-14 09:12:47 PM  
"Cows are sacred in India, I respect that. What's sacred in the US?"

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