Archive: Jul 2006

Hey, PETA: Leave The Animals Out Of It, Okay?

One of the latest campaigns unveiled by the animal-rights publicity hounds at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has us howling with laughter. As the Irish Independent…
Posted July 31, 2006 at 12:00 am

Sweet Relief

"If it were cast in a Hollywood movie today, high-fructose corn syrup might well be starring as a suspect set free for lack of evidence," writes Jack Cox in…
Posted July 31, 2006 at 12:00 am

Delicious Trans Fat Wisdom From The Wall Street Journal

If he were alive today, Frank Sinatra would not be calling Chicago “my kind of town.” First the Chicago City Council shoved a ban of the French delicacy foie…
Posted July 27, 2006 at 12:00 am

PCRM: ‘Animal-Rights Advocate,’ Not ‘Pro-Vegetarian’

At least one editor gets it. Yesterday Washington Post “Lean Plate Club” columnist Sally Squires wrote a defense of “good” carbohydrates, including the mention of a study co-authored…
Posted July 26, 2006 at 12:00 am

Warning Signs Smell Fishy

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is notorious for its hyperbolic and big-brother like public health campaigns. From trans fats to sugary sodas, CSPI’s…
Posted July 25, 2006 at 12:00 am

A Steady Diet Of Common Sense

Why did the chicken cross the road? She didn’t want to get hit with a frivolous lawsuit. “Frivolous.” That’s how an editorial in The Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts) described…
Posted July 24, 2006 at 12:00 am

Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is (Still) Pammy

We’ve told you before about Pam Anderson’s apparent struggles with the philosophical rigors of being a spokes-blonde for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In addition…
Posted July 21, 2006 at 12:00 am

Self-Serve and Slippery Slopes

“What are we going to do? Live on a diet of lentils and tap water?” That was the question posed by Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass during this morning’s…
Posted July 20, 2006 at 12:00 am

Obesity Hype Goes Too Far (Yet Again)

A scientific study making the news recently demonstrates for the umpteenth time that the hype surrounding obesity can actually be harmful to our health. As we’ve…
Posted July 19, 2006 at 12:00 am

The Myth Of PETA’s Creative Genius

Say what you will about People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), but the group has a reputation for being a juggernaut of ingenuity. As we told…
Posted July 18, 2006 at 12:00 am