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Long Live The Pig!
Flopping Aces ^ | 05-29-13 | Dave The Sage

Posted on 05/29/2013 5:01:34 PM PDT by Starman417

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Domesticated swine and Western Civilization go back a long way together. The domestic pig was being raised in Europe by about 1500 BC. Rome improved pig breeding and spread them throughout their empire. The early Christians increasingly abandoned the Jewish ban on the eating of pork by about 50 AD and it’s been the celebrated ‘other white meat’ ever since.

Pigs and the discovery of the New World went hand in hand. Christopher Columbus took eight pigs on his voyage to Cuba in 1493 at Queen Isabella’s insistence. Hernando de Soto brought America’s first thirteen pigs to Tampa Bay, Fla., in 1539. Cortés introduced hogs to New Mexico in 1600 while Sir Walter Raleigh brought sows to the Jamestown colony in 1607.

Frankly, the West and pigs go together like, well, bacon and eggs. Who hasn’t enjoyed the cultural icons that are the ‘three little pigs,’ delighted in playing “this little piggie went to market” with a toes of a small child, or stashed a few dollars away in their piggie bank? And who can forget such beloved childhood characters as Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web, Babe the movie star (that’ll do pig), Miss Piggy, or Piglet from Winnie the Pooh?

Let’s be honest, even the most finicky among us has to admit that a side order of bacon at IHOP isn’t such a bad idea either.

But, alas, not all share our love for all things pork, bacon, and pig-related.

Piglets removed from agricultural exhibit because Muslim kids were stoning them to death

(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...


TOPICS: Religion
KEYWORDS: 1540; agriculture; animalhusbandry; cuba; desoto; florida; godsgravesglyphs; hernandodesoto; islam; jamestown; mauvilla; muslim; sirwalterraleigh; tampa; tampabay
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To: DManA

A Sewer Rat may taste like a Pumpkin Pie, But I will never know because I wouldn’t eat the filthy Bastard!


21 posted on 05/29/2013 5:23:37 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

A Sewer Rat may taste like a Pumpkin Pie, But I will never know because I wouldn’t eat the filthy Bastard!


22 posted on 05/29/2013 5:24:01 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion
"I don't understand why Goy would consume an animal that eats purposely eats its own feces."

You need to mind your own business.

23 posted on 05/29/2013 5:24:40 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: Starman417

Well the Chinese bought our biggest hog farms along with Springfield today.

They will control the prices and quantity we get to keep after they feed their people!


24 posted on 05/29/2013 5:24:44 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Starman417

God bless America!
Home of the “hog trough” buffet.


25 posted on 05/29/2013 5:25:21 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: 3D-JOY

I should have added that is 12 major brand names!


26 posted on 05/29/2013 5:25:49 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: KC_Lion

I don’t understand why Jews murder their alive unborn. But the two are not in the same ballpark because murdering your own posterity is alot worse than a BLT.


27 posted on 05/29/2013 5:26:44 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: KC_Lion

do you eat chicken? chickens are cannibals


28 posted on 05/29/2013 5:26:52 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: KC_Lion

OK try tomatoes


29 posted on 05/29/2013 5:29:43 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: KC_Lion

yay you. what is your bp, weight, and height? what meds are you on? and if you don’t like pork don’t eat it? i haven’t put you down or told you what you should or shouldn’t do. so lighten up.


30 posted on 05/29/2013 5:33:19 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: KC_Lion

More sewer rat for us. HEY! I see you eying my polecat drummies.


31 posted on 05/29/2013 5:33:43 PM PDT by DManA
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To: 3D-JOY
God has kindly provided feral pigs to Texans, and that supply in no way depends on the Chineese. Mmmm. Pork.

/johnny

32 posted on 05/29/2013 5:34:32 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DManA

KC Kitten seems a little judgemental


33 posted on 05/29/2013 5:35:52 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Can pigs be “bastards”? Either the Kitty is confused or guilty of anthropomorphism.


34 posted on 05/29/2013 5:40:25 PM PDT by DManA
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To: JRandomFreeper

I remember the wild hogs coming into a campground in Hillsborough county many years ago. 1970’s?

I think they headed for the river late at night and were ferocious looking...


35 posted on 05/29/2013 5:41:19 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Conspiracy Guy; DManA
Good G-d In Heaven, I can't believe I have to Explain this.

Just Watch....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0zJSgHDnpw


36 posted on 05/29/2013 5:41:44 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: 3D-JOY
The last little one I processed was about 80 lbs, and her smoked ham is still making sammiches for me as recently as today. Mmmmm.

/johnny

37 posted on 05/29/2013 5:43:16 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: MHGinTN
Pardon Me?

Last I recall our Supposedly "Christian" Nation has 65+ Million Aborted Babies since the 70's

I don't understand what being Jewish has to do with anything, other than some unfortunate implications.

38 posted on 05/29/2013 5:43:20 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion
Berating people about what they eat is a sure sign of insecurity and immaturity.

/johnny

39 posted on 05/29/2013 5:47:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: KC_Lion
If only I'd seen that movie.
40 posted on 05/29/2013 5:48:15 PM PDT by DManA
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