Feed Two Birds With One Scone, Don’t Kill Them With a Stone

| December 17, 2018 | 65 Comments

If PETA gets its way, many of the familiar phrases that we’ve used would fall victim to political correctness. Normally, when we use these sayings, we are using the characters in the sayings to symbolize something.

For example, taking the bull by the horns. Granted, most of us will not run out to the pasture and grab any bull by the horns. That’s just asking for trouble. The “bull” happens to be whatever it is that we are trying to accomplish or overcome.

One use for this saying is that we simply have to just “dive in” and tackle the issue. The idea is that a bull would fight back if we tried to grab it by the horns. We’d sometimes find ourselves dealing with a problem that does not offer an “easier route”.

But, we still have to “prevail” regardless of how daunting and difficult the task. This describes many a problem and challenge. Both evolve, and both seem to “tend to try to overcome us”.

A flower doesn’t do that. If you grabbed a flower by the thorn, said flower would not try to fight you back. The meaning of the saying would simply not match the meaning of the original saying.

Ditto with “Kill two birds with one stone”. One of uses of this statement is to resolve two issues with one action. “Killing” implies a benefit to the one doing the “killing”.

If you’re feeding two birds with a scone, this statement becomes more of using one action to compound more than one problem.

From Fox News:

Instead of “kill two birds with one stone,” say “feed two birds with one scone.” “Take the bull by the horns” should be replaced with “take the flower by the thorns” and instead of “bring home the bacon,” say “bring home the bagels”.

They’re trying to include “anti-animal” statements in the same category as “anti-gay” statements.

Our language may be evolving, but the universal meanings, of the sayings that PETA wants to change, remain the same and would lose these meanings under PETA’s version.

Thanks to AnotherPat for this link. You can read more here.

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  1. 26Limabeans says:

    Screw the pooch. Old joe is out behind the barn fucking the dog. Think I’ll go salt that birds tail. Balls on a heifer. Trouser Trout.
    Spanish fly……………PETA peter eater.

    Ok, I made my my point.

  2. Sapper3307 says:

    “A potato in the bush is worth two in the pot”‘
    Maxine Walters

  3. Slow Joe says:

    My IQ went down 10 points by reading this. PETA wants to make vegetarians out of all of us.
    They can eat a bag.

  4. SFC D says:

    Hey PETA…

    Fuck you and the horse you rode in on.

  5. 5th/77th FA says:

    I love the disgusted look of the dog. I believe I resemble him.

    Been a proud member of PeopleEatingTastyAnimals for my entire life. Will be inviting a number of tasty animals to be my “Guests for Dinner” during the Christmas/New Years Holiday. They will be accomodated by the Big Green Egg, Smoker, crock pot, grill, and oven.

    More saying”

    I don’t eat what my food eats.
    No bacon recalls all year. How many for lettuce?
    2 birds make a bucket from KFC.
    Grill a pig, apple in mouth optional.
    Mystery meat in C-Rats WAS horse.
    On the eighth day, God created bacon. Way to go Big Guy.
    Make the bull USDA #1 Prime.

  6. Combat Historian says:

    Talk about a bunch of hen-pecked dykes with nuthin better to do…

  7. Mason says:

    PETA should stick to what it does best, killing stray dogs and cats.

  8. AW1Ed says:

    “Veggies are what food eats.”

  9. Roh-Dog says:

    Really throwing the baby out with the bathwater there PETA.
    I take it that’s approved since y’alls members probably love you some ‘Planned Parenthood’

    • HMC Ret says:

      I would venture that the whackos at PETA are among the people who are in total agreement with the slaughter that takes place in abortion clinics every day. After all, they would have us believe that the wonderful being inside a woman is nothing more than a non-viable mass of tissue.

      Care for animals but kill babies. Yeah, that makes my skin crawl. They can eat a bag of dicks.

      • Roh-Dog says:

        “They can eat a bag of dicks” and choke on every single one.
        PETA is cancer.
        PETA couldn’t find ethics if given a map and a compass.
        PETA makes the Westboro Church look rational.
        Ok, I’m done.

  10. 26Limabeans says:

    I’ve been killing Red Squirrels at a pretty good clip this year. Winged one the other day with a 12 gauge #7 birdshot. He was still alive so I went inside and grabbed the pre war Colt. Blam! still moving. Blam! Blam! still moving. Blam!, Blam!, Blam!………..Blam!
    Got him.
    The Crows have been great lately. They wait about a half hour for the all clear and then clean up the mess. Nature, ya just gotta love it.

  11. The Other Whitey says:

    Kill two birds with one shotgun shell.

    I like this one better.

  12. Cthulhu says:

    They’re just trying to pet your goat. They know triggering conservatives is as easy as feeding fish in a barrel.

  13. gitarcarver says:

    It is not shocking that PeTA makes these outrageous demands.

    What they want (and what they get) are articles like this and others that 1) keep them in the news and 2) the ability to convince people they are right and that the language should change.

    (For the record, the site I work on covered this too.)

    After all, there are always going to be “woke” people who will see oppression in language which is why PeTA tied the ideas to “civil rights.”

    It is also interesting to note that on the PeTA site they have cartoon handouts to be distributed by teachers. We all know why that is.

    Ever notice how these “campaigns” come around the holiday season when people are more likely to be in a giving mood? Gee….wonder why PeTA does that?

  14. Hondo says:

    As far as I’m concerned, fETA can go Puck itself.

  15. MI Ranger says:

    Here is one that the PC conservative, #METOO, #TIMESUP, and PETA folks really hate:
    You will be “Sucking hind tit” if you wait until the deadline to submit your proposal!

    Maybe they can change it to say “you will be begging at the homeless shelter” if you wait until the deadline to submit your proposal!

    I grew up around farms so I understand exactly what this is suppose to mean, and never even thought of associating it with upright walking animals…mainly because they only have two to go around, and rarely have litters of two or more.

  16. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    There is a # 2 lead pencil sticking out of my right thigh after reading this!

  17. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    mmmmmmm… #barbecue

    Hey peta! #forkU2

  18. Sparks says:

    Fucking idiots.

  19. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    These are just some silly twats on twitter twaddling their usual bullshit that is nothing more than click bait for the masses. It’s how they get a conversation started.

    I mean, not to beat a dead horse but I’ll take the bull by the horns and kill two birds with one stone and claim there’s nothing there “there” in these tweets that matters in any way to most Americans.

    PETA is desperately trying to remain in the public consciousness, but most people don’t give a flying fuck what they have to say anymore than we care what Greenpeace is on about.

  20. Ex-PH2 says:

    The PETA people really want to get rid of animals altogether.

    I think they should start with euthanizing themselves. We could start with them, then go after liberal political hacks, and then whatever detritus, flotsam and jetsam are left, like spouse beaters and attention whores, like Piglet and His Friend Pooh.

  21. SGT Fon says:

    where is a really good plague that only attacks the stupid and liberal when you need it?

  22. HMC Ret says:

    I’ll donate to PETA if and when:

    Their office furniture is second hand from thrift stores
    The company vehicles are used, five-or-more-year-old Camrys
    No executive makes more than $75,000
    No executives have personal drivers
    They hold their annual meetings in Kansas City (either one)
    Assistants to executives do not themselves have an assistant

  23. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Being a lifetime member of People Eating Tasty Animals, I say that the other PETA can go fuck themselves sideways with a dead Boar’s dick!

  24. OAE CPO USN Ret says:

    I suppose this old playground ditty isn’t on their playlist?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Gobs_of_Greasy,_Grimy_Gopher_Guts

  25. Martinjmpr says:

    Lars isn’t wrong, though. PETA does shit like this all the time because they know it will get them the publicity they seek. Like the stupid clickbait articles you see on various social media sites, the intention is not to change behavior it’s to get attention.

    PETA subscribes to the Oscar Wilde view of publicity: “The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.”

    If you really want to confound PETA just ignore them.

    • gitarcarver says:

      Martinjmpr,

      Are you referring to my comment made here: December 17, 2018 at 12:55 pm.

      Trust me, I am not Lars.

      • Martinjmpr says:

        No I’m referring to Lars (Cthulu)’s comment above yours.

        PETA says and does “shocking” things not because they want people to change their behavior but to get their name in the news, and unfortunately it seems to have worked.

    • thebesig says:

      With the other SJW initiatives taking place, like the push for multiple genders, the push to respect what people identify as, and so on, the undercurrent that’s driving these wanted changes are also behind pushes to change the above phrases.

      This is political correctness taking its course, I expected something like this to end up occurring.

      PETA and the others don’t care about what conservatives think. Our liberals are shifting further to the left, becoming more unhinged, demanding more political correctness, etc. What PETA is doing above isn’t going to be the craziest that we’re going to see.

      Heck, some people want Santa Clause re-branded, there has been a push to get “It’s Cold Outside” removed from playing on the radio, the Rudolf the red nosed rain deer show being accused of being racist, a Charlie Brown show being accused of being racist.

      I see an all out assault, from multiple fronts, to fundamentalist change our society. The above PETA antic isn’t isolated, but a part of an overall campaign.

  26. ArmyATC says:

    I don’t eat rabbit food! I eat rabbits! I’m a fucking carnivore!! Therefore, I’m going to grab the bull by the horns, bring home the bacon, and fry it up into a huge BLT minus the fucking LT!!! Bite my hairy white ass, PETA!! You screwed the pooch!

  27. gitarcarver says:

    Meanwhile, in England:

    “Now militant vegans target Waitrose: Stunned shoppers watch as demonstrators form human chain around turkey aisle in Brighton store and carry flowers for the dead animals on sale”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6504205/Vegan-demonstrators-form-human-chain-meat-aisle-Waitrose.html

    There’s a difference between espousing your beliefs and forcing others to abide by them. If you don’t want to eat meat, that’s fine with me. Leaves more on the table for me or to donate to charities.

  28. PavePusher says:

    Fornicate PETA in the neck with an acid-soaked cactus.

  29. 100E says:

    Let them be! I want more actresses and models taking their clothes off, all for a non-winner. In the end they’ll go after cat owners, and that will kill their movement.

  30. Twist says:

    The CCF wants to change the name of “Frontage Street” to better reflect what PETA stands for.

    https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/06/virginia-peta-address-kills-ave/

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