At least, my sense of stereotyping says the Occupy Atlanta crowd probably has its share of vegans. Consider that among the “true stuff I just made up”. Anyway,
Courtesy of the Facebook pages of Max Lehmann and Kyle Pinion, it appears the Georgia Green Party is looking to organize a protest of the Wild Hog Supper:
Every year, the second Sunday in January, the day before each year’s session of the Georgia General Assembly begins, corporate lobbyists put their stamp on it by staging this lavish event. This year’s Wild Hog Supper is the 50th.
Want to invite yourself to the Wild Hog Supper? Want to help stage an alternative outdoor beans and rice dinner across the street from the Wild Hog Supper on January 9 to drive home the point that Georgia’s government should not be for sale? Call us. Leave a message. Let’s make some plans together.
Given that this esteemed group calls this “an odious celebration of privileged excess and access” I can only assume that they’ve never attended. It’s actually one of the easiest tickets to get during the session, and most of the attendees aren’t lobbyists, but actually rank and file Georgians who get the opportunity to mix and mingle with virtually every elected official in Georgia government.
If the vegan protestors don’t plan on eating the hog, then may I recommend either the corn on the cobb or the peach ice cream. I’d also recommending getting the damn chips off your shoulder and to quit throwing temper tantrums over non-issues. There are plenty of “odious celebrations of priviledged excess and access” during the session. Or at least I presume there are, given that I’m not exactly sure what that even means. But if it means what I think it does, the Wild Hog supper ain’t it.