even more than it is now if the Republicans take office in the US elections. And knowing how the redneck right is prevalent over there, it could be a reality that a God-fearing, gun-toting, pro-life (Bill Hicks tells it like it is) self-professed "hockey mum" could have her trigger finger on the button to WWIII. It's scary. At least some Americans can see the danger.... Jon Stewart (and Stephen Colbert) know what's goin on. Small town mentality... so scary it's funny, so funny it's scary. (Ya gotta love the gay dude who hates gays!)
And while Pamela Anderson may be known as just a pair of tits, she is a hardcore animal activist and does great work for PETA. She also can see through the Palin smokescreen. New-found respect for you, Pam. And on the subject of animal rights etc, I've finally taken the extra steps to vegetarianism bordering on veganism. I've tried it before with varying results, but this time I'm giving it a real shot. After all, I've been supporting and contributing to WSPA for more than ten years, so I thought it a bit hypocritical to be eating animal products and be contributing to cruelty and environmental issues. I didn't eat much meat anyway, so it wasn't a big thing really... but cutting out milk and dairy was more of a challenge, but one I've found pretty easy too. Rice and soy milk both taste great and soy yoghurt is just the same. Soy cheese isn't as bad as I thought it would be, and I only use it for pizzas anyway. Tempeh is a real find. Thanks to my good friend Andrea for the inspiration and tips. My diet is probably better now because I look for protein-rich foods and eat more fruit, nuts and vegetables than before. Chips and chocolate have been replaced by roasted chick peas, dates, raisins, pumpkin seeds, currants, nuts. I'm feeling good, and my conscience does too. As for effecting my riding, no problem, I'm actually finishing long rides stronger, and am hacking up less, something my riding buddies no doubt appreciate. Organic Athlete has heaps of good info on fueling up, something I'm gonna need lots of for this race in a couple of weeks.