September 27, 2005
A Cow Is Not My Brother

The Seattle P-I reports today on the conviction of a New Jersey animal rights activist for setting a 2003 fire at the McDonalds near The Space Needle. He wanted to protect "our furry brothers."

Christopher McIntosh, 23, of Maple Shade, N.J., admitted climbing onto the roof of the McDonald's across the street from the Space Needle on Jan. 20, 2003, and setting it ablaze....McIntosh called the Seattle arson tip line and left a message claiming the fire bombing was committed by "ELF-ALF." The Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front are closely allied, underground groups that use violent means to protest what they see as sprawling development, environmental degradation and animal exploitation.....McIntosh...said "there was an E-L-F-A-L-F hit at McDonald's across from the Space Needle. ... There will be more. ... There will be more. As long as Mother Earth is pillaged, raped, destroyed. As long as McDonald's keeps hurting our furry brothers, there will be more."

Sorry, McIntosh. A cow is not my brother. Nor is a chicken. A cow IS property, milk, cheese, yogurt; cattle are meat, shoes, a bomber jacket. My brothers walk on two legs and can handle a TV remote (at least with instructions from their kids). But my brothers don't torch hamburger stands for political theatre. McIntosh will be sentenced to eight to ten years in a federal penitentiary. Lotsa great veggie meals to look forward to there, I bet.

Posted by Matt Rosenberg at September 27, 2005 12:57 PM | Email This
1. I am a charter member of P.E.T.A. and proud of it.

People Eating Tasty Animals is dedicated to fine dinning and the enjoyment of a variety of food animals.

My personal favorite is a large slab of COW on a charcoal barbque grill.

I propose a test: Put some of these ELF-ALF moonbat wack jobs in a situation where it was starve or eat a Big Mac.

Posted by: JCM on September 27, 2005 01:59 PM
2. Matt,

When I think of the difficult circumstances that poor Mr. McIntosh must have endured during his formative years, the brutal exposure to McD's and Wendy's, the lack of 96" LCD High definition cable television with 32 bit overscan digital DVD players, and a garage that only held two of the families automobiles, I could (almost) shed a tear.

I should applaud Mr. McIntosh's single-minded devotion to protecting "Mother Earth" by converting organic compounds into carbon. His choice of a McD's was influenced, no doubt, by the restaurant chain's intolerant attitudes regarding employment of alternative species.

I especially appreciate the care and consideration that Mr. McIntosh gave to any imposition or injury to other random species (especially human) by lugging his incendiary devices up onto the roof where they could be used as an equal opportunity destroyer.

Hat's off to Mr. McIntosh, who showed us what the left is all about.


Posted by: alphabet soup on September 27, 2005 02:01 PM
3. If God didn't want us to eat animals, than why'd he make them out of meat?

I'm sure McIntosh will enjoy all of the tube steak he'll be eating in the graybar (if ya know what I mean).

Posted by: Jeffro on September 27, 2005 02:17 PM
4. So we have LEFTIST PINHEADS trying to save farm animals. And we also have LEFTIST PINHEADS fornicating with farm animals (Seattle dude who died in Enumclaw at the hands err.....I mean shlong....of a horse.
LEFTIST PINHEADS are seriously crazy.
Next thing you know they will be pushing for LEFTIST PINHEAD/FARM ANIMAL marriage and FARM ANIMAL voting rights.
Did you check to see if Mr. Ed voted last November?? How about Goldsteins puppy??

Posted by: Mr. Cynical on September 27, 2005 03:07 PM
5. Jeffro---
I'm sure some of McIntosh's fellow inmates will be delighted to hear him criticize them for eating animals around the dinner table.
If McIntosh starts in with his BS to the prison crowd, something tells me there will probably be some undesirable consequences.

Posted by: Mr. Cynical on September 27, 2005 03:11 PM
6. News Flash for McIntosh

Cows don't have fur!

Posted by: Jim L on September 27, 2005 03:27 PM
7. All I can think to say is "Holy Cow"

Posted by: 4pawz on September 27, 2005 03:44 PM
8. At the top of the food chain and proud of it!!

Posted by: JohnH425 on September 27, 2005 03:52 PM
9. Amen Matt, this needed to be said. It can't be stressed or repeated often enough. The personification of animals is ludicrous, and has ultimately become a severe limitation to people.

One only need look to the loss of property rights caused by all of of the Wetland legislation that vaguely tries to subjugate man, to any number of isignificant plants or animals that *might* be near any source of standing water.

And this kind of thinking fuels the overreach of statists that will do anything to confiscate more of our property rights.

Thanks for the post.

Posted by: Jeff B. on September 27, 2005 03:53 PM
10. "So we have LEFTIST PINHEADS trying to save farm animals."

Too bad they don't share that sense of duty when it comes to saving unborn *human* babies!

The LEFTIST PINHEADS are so friggin bassackwards!

What drugs cause this brain damage?

Posted by: Deborah on September 27, 2005 04:53 PM
11. Deborah--
I've actually, thru intense & detailed research, come to the conclusion that LEFTIST PINHEADS are actually from a faraway planet called Alpha Centaura. It is a dyslexic planet so they look at everything backwards!
I don't think their Earthly problems are caused by drugs. It is more likely than not that their problems are brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation on the long spaceship ride from Alpha Centaura to Earth.
I will only stop my relentless disrespect for LEFTIST PINHEADS when I see the Mothership hovering over the Freemount District beaming everyone of these a**holes up!

Posted by: Mr. Cynical on September 27, 2005 05:39 PM
12. Having enjoyed an Egg McMuffin at that very culinary establishment a bare fortnight ago, completely oblivious at the time to any crime and punishment, I must say this is good news.

But I don't recall any state borders near there. I doubt firefighters from Idaho or Oregon responded. So why is he going in the federal pen? Is it just me, or does there actually seem to be nothing particularly federal about this?

Posted by: TB on September 27, 2005 05:42 PM
13. Old Mc Intosh had a farm.
Eee i Eee i ooooooo
And on his farm he had TOFU
Eee i Eee i ooooooo

With a gag gag here
And a gag gag there
Here a gag
There a gag
Everywhere a gag me
Old Mc Intosh had a farm
Eee i Eee i ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

I cannot think about this without cracking up.
I know what this LEFTIST PINHEAD did was horrible.
The clown could have killed someone.
But I'll bet McIntosh never thought thru the consequences of getting caught.
I can only imagine how BillyBob, the ax murderer from Yakima or Vermin T., the convicted inner city gay male rapist will react to Mr. McIntosh's keen insights into animal rights!!

Posted by: Mr. Cynical on September 27, 2005 05:50 PM
14. So does anyone know of a better wood for a smoking BBQ'd chicken than sugar maple?
Just wondering as the chicken is just about to come out of the Webber with that wonderful smoke.
Mr. McIntosh: I've heard that Federal Pen vegetable loaf is absolutely delicious. Add a little A1 Steak Sauce and... -- Oh, that's right they don't have that sauce in prison. Too bad, so-o-o-o sad.
By the time you get out, in seven years or so, you'll be so glad to get your hands on a sausage and egg McMuffin, or a Dick's Deluxe. Sweet dreams with Bruno in the next bunk.

Posted by: bulldozer on September 27, 2005 06:34 PM
15. bulldozer,

Apple wood is really good. I do Thanksgiving turkey with a slow apple smoke... um getting hungry now... In a side fire box Brinkman. I want to try some pork that way. Besides wood smoking is two crimes for one, eating meat, using cut wood.

MLK in "A Letter from a Birmingham Jail" talked of being will do to the time in Jail for civil disobedience. Wonder if Mr. McIntosh is willing to do the time for his terrorist attacks.

Posted by: JCM on September 27, 2005 08:15 PM
16. I truly hope McIntosh's bunkmate plays Ted Nugent songs all day long....
Kill it and Grill it!!!!

Posted by: Mr. Cynical on September 27, 2005 08:26 PM
17. TB
I believe it is called domestic terrorism
That should move it into the federal jurisdiction

Posted by: Jim L on September 27, 2005 09:18 PM
18. So, I just have to wonder how PETA intends to control those horrible insensitive animals... Meowww!

Posted by: Cheryl on September 27, 2005 09:20 PM
19. My favorite liberal talking points:

Mother Earth: Save Her from Bush
Brother Cow: Save Him from Bush
Sister Whale: Save Her from Bush

Unborn baby: Suck itís brains out, were talking choice here!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Brad on September 27, 2005 09:43 PM
20. "I propose a test: Put some of these ELF-ALF moonbat wack jobs in a situation where it was starve or eat a Big Mac."

A moonbat whack job starving or eating a Big Mac? Now that's what I call a win-win situation.

Posted by: ERNurse on September 27, 2005 10:09 PM
21. For pete's sake, climb up on something and post a banner for a worthwhile cause...,3604,1579563,00.html?gusrc=rss

Posted by: Andy on September 27, 2005 10:30 PM
22. Eventually the smarmy Mickie D's arsonist will probably join Louie F. in the great Mother Wheel in the sky for a consultation. Hopefully they will beam up the entire PETA organization and ELF and ALF, and then we can lob burger bombs at them till they explode and spin away!

Posted by: katomar on September 27, 2005 10:46 PM
23. Is this the same McIntosh who started:

Posted by: Mr. Cynical on September 27, 2005 10:47 PM
24. "I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants."

Posted by: Clint on September 28, 2005 12:20 AM
25. Thanks everyone so much for the comic relief. That's what I love about all you independant thinking folks, a sense of humor. Something the left sorely lacks.

Still laughing at these posts.

Posted by: Jeffro on September 28, 2005 08:25 AM
26. Also laughing. Brad...well said. Mr. Cynical is having way too much fun with this one.

Personally, I'm not related to cows either...maybe a few heifers though.

Posted by: dl on September 28, 2005 09:00 AM
27. Where's unkl fitzwilly, headlice, JDB and the rest of the merry band of liberal fairies now?
Out torching Diary Queens?
Very amusing indeed.

Posted by: Amused by liberals on September 28, 2005 09:12 AM
28. This punk is going to prison for 10 years?

It's a good thing he's an animal lover because there are a lot of animals where he's going.

Posted by: johnny on September 28, 2005 09:29 AM
29. Jeffro et al--
Never, ever forget that the Achilles Heel of the LEFTIST PINHEADS is that they are oh so serious and oh so self-righteous. They trust no one but themselves which is why they MUST be in control to regulate every aspect of our lives.
LEFTIST PINHEADS are quick to scream about Civil Rights violations....but they are worse than what they claim to abhor!!
LEFTIST PINHEADS have no sense of humor. It is difficult for them to even be slightly funny.
Whenever I talk with a LEFTIST PINHEAD, I think of the song "Send in the CLOWNS"....cuz that is exactly what LENIN'S USEFUL IDIOTS are....CLOWNS!
That said, Mr. McIntosh will be subject to a lot of BEEF in the shower, I'm sure other inmates will look at his package and ask "Where's the Beef??"
Certainly prison guards will have to "beef up" security for Mr. McIntosh.
When McIntosh has a complaint, he will be forced to fill out a "What's your Beef" form.

Posted by: Mr. Cynical on September 28, 2005 09:45 AM
30. What's really scary is that paranoiacs like McIntosh did not get to this depth of delusion without the direct help of his education. Teachers program this kaka into kids, and it goes further in college.

These are often intelligent (though foolish) kids, persuaded by the desire to be significant. They think they're part of something big, and take it upon themselves to be more important in their own eyes than society at large. This is how cults begin and grow: the draw of a unique, priveleged group.

I think that there is hope of redemption for some of these ELF-ALF types. The realizations and insights that draw you from the self-righteousness of PETA's perspective are the same ones that draw you away from the Left. That is, the same wisdom that acknowledges that animals eat other animals, and that this is natural, is the same wisdom that allows you to see that people compete to win, and this is also natural.

When they stop cursing the system of competition (where some win and some lose-- capitalism) and instead work to make themselves more competitive, and strive to win. They also gain the insight that despite competing, they are connected more strongly with society at large: a paradox until they understand that justice is not contingent upon parity or equity, it is dependent on freedom.

Posted by: Brian Crouch on September 28, 2005 10:38 AM
31. "..that was a hit...on McDonalds..." per the ELF maniac; "cows are my brothers;" "that cow is not someone's legal property;"

poof! that black cloud was not a clay pigeon--it was a vandal like McIntosh expressing his unsolicited views on someone's private property; you play the game, you pay the price;

Posted by: Jimmie-howya-doin on September 28, 2005 10:58 AM
32. My family had a cow once named Buttercup. She was a very friendly cow, always came running up to my brothers and I when we were very young... we'd feed her out of our hand and she would always moo back at us...

Best damned steaks I ever ate.

Posted by: Mike H on September 28, 2005 09:41 PM
33. If I may quote one of my favorite comedians Ron White. "If your here tonight and your a vegatarian, shup-up. Your not gonna recrute me. I didn't climb to the top of the food chain to eat f%@#*&g carrots". Right on Ron.

Posted by: RennDawg on September 28, 2005 10:30 PM
34. RennDawg--
Dang RIGHT!!!
I wanna eat something that used to have a face on it!!!

Posted by: Mr. Cynical on September 28, 2005 11:09 PM
35. Matt,

I think he's trying to tell you that the furry fellows are his familial brothers not yours.

Posted by: Amused by liberals on September 29, 2005 08:25 AM
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