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  1. StevoR says

    PS. FWIW A vulture can also be a chicken when its an Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) which is among its other names called “Pharaoh’s chicken.” Guess that’s how the Egyptian monarch got the largest possible drumsticks and wings although I’m not sure they’d taste like their name suggests! (They’re also an endangered species now so.. yeah.) Still chook necks, vulture necks, same diff? (Bio-accumulated thro’food chain poisons aside..)

  2. says

    Just in time for the cruel, obscene fantasy of easter, here is what all the wonderful xtian terrorists want to do in the name of jebus:
    https://www.juancole.com/2024/03/congressman-genocide-hiroshima.html
    GOP Congressman calls for Gaza genocide: “It should be like Nagasaki and Hiroshima: Get it over Quick” Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – US Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI), a former pastor, called this week for a genocide, the Final Solution of the Palestinian […]

    WTF!! Welcome to the apocalypse!

  3. Akira MacKenzie says

    I still enjoy a good slice of ham, some cauliflower and sweet potatoes, and a slice of homemade cherry pie on Easter.

  4. birgerjohansson says

    This reminds me of the Conan parody Don Martin made for MAD Magazine. But his Conan was more skinny.

    Final battle:
    ‘Why are you using snakes as arrows?’
    -‘You told me, “kill them with boa arrows”
    – I said “BOW and arrows”!

  5. Akira MacKenzie says

    @ 4

    I’m believe his PR goons swept in to clarify
    that he meant that “politically” so all is right with the world. Of course, the media and the “polite” will give him the benefit of the doubt and he’ll spread more fascism.

    On the other hand, I have it on good authority from other commenters on this blog that we’ve got nothing to worry about from the far right. Nothing at all…

  6. Rich Woods says

    @shermanj #4:

    “It should be like Nagasaki and Hiroshima: Get it over Quick”

    Walberg appears to be unaware that the death and suffering created by those bombings was not over in a flash.

  7. raven says

    Walberg appears to be unaware that the death and suffering created by those bombings was not over in a flash.

    He also didn’t think it through very far.

    As genocides go, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were failures.

    Japan still exists.
    The Japanese still exist.
    Even Nagasaki and Hiroshima still exist.
    They just cleaned up the rubble and rebuilt.

    To kill all 2.2 million people in Gaza would take a lot of megatons of nuclear bombs.
    I couldn’t even guess but a lot more than the 20 kiloton bombs dropped on the Japanese cities.

    I don’t see that Walberg has ever heard of fallout either.
    Exploding nuclear weapons aren’t going to stay in Gaza.
    The fallout will drift into Israel or Egypt or both since there will be radioactive dust to blow around for a long time.

  8. Akira MacKenzie says

    @ 13

    I don’t think Walberg is interested in the means of destruction so much as the destruction. He wants something as deadly as those first two nukes that will clear away the pagan interlopers into his Gawd’s “promised land.”

  9. says

    Looks like maybe Walberg is trying to make Jared Kooshner — who only wants to relocate Gazans to the desert so he can build more hotels and casinos on their coast — look like the “sensible moderate” Republican who only wants to create jobs.

  10. birgerjohansson says

    Walberg is thinking in the terms of 19th-century colonizers.
    For areas not suited for exploitation by white settlers, the natives could stay after some initial culling of the population.
    For areas suited for white settlers (Pampas, Tasmania, parts of German Southwest Africa) the natives have to ‘go away’.
    Also, see the documentary “Exterminate Every Brute”.

  11. birgerjohansson says

    For rituals, consider the distinction between exo-cannibalism and endo-cannibalism. If you have a recently dead relative some cultures considers it praiseworthy to consume parts of the body.
    I think this is far more Metal than the easter dinner.

  12. Alan G. Humphrey says

    My contribution to the Easter mocking.

    Jesus the plumber: Drains!
    Samuel L. Jackson: Get that motherfucking snake out of my motherfucking drain!

  13. numerobis says

    raven: half the population of Gaza is in Rafah — more than a million people, most of them in tents. It really wouldn’t take much of a nuke to make Hiroshima look like a minor incident. By contrast, that city had a third as many people, spread over a larger area, mostly in actual buildings.

    But Israel has been doing it without nukes just fine; bombs and starvation are a time-tested duo, and don’t cause as much radioactive fallout downwind. It’s not quite as fast, but Netanyahu is in no rush.

  14. StevoR says

    @3. Dennis K : “Poor Arnold had to gnaw on the real thing (albeit dead, of course) for the movie.”

    As seen here. Pah! Yuk! Feathery!

    Must admit I’d forgotten about that bit in the movie or, well, most of that movie. Did see it years ago as a kid..

  15. Alverant says

    The only things nice about Easter is going to a brunch buffet and going to the local Target the next day (today) for discounted candy. To me, it’s a day where just about everything is closed.

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