FWIW, my BIL's assessment is that GD is a little light in his loafers (can we be sued for that?)
You can't get sued but who cares? I mean, other than his prom date.
[Here we go again, or Why I am a Legacy Participant at eGullet]
I would think that you have to be in "fine dining" mode to convince yourself that the pleasures of eating foie gras justify the means used to produce it.
You know I LOVE you in a way words can not express. It's futile to try.
I know you are a fan of farmers markets where farmers do not participate. I assume you shop a lot in Chinatown where the pork is from factories rather than farms. This is your right and I'm not going to argue that with you about it. (I apologize in advance if you insist on humane, farm-raised pork)
I will also grant you that fois gras production is troublesome, to say the least. That is why we have several years here in California to sort it out and come to some kind of solution.
in fois gras production (which is minuscule) compares to what your factory-farmed pig endures to end up as a cheap cutlet on your plate.
Now let's have a BIG HUG and concentrate on the things we can agree on.
"Gay people exist. There's nothing we can do in public policy that makes more of us exist, or less of us exist. And you guys have been arguing for a generation that public policy ought to essentially demean gay people as a way of expressing disapproval of the fact that we exist, but you don't make any less of us exist. You just are arguing in favor of more discrimination, and more discrimination doesn't make straight people's lives any better." -Rachel Maddow to Jim DeMint and Ralph Reed