Friday, February 12, 2010

Pork, Sex and Argentina

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on why it is good to subsidize the pork industry:
"I didn't know that eating pork improved sexual activity," Fernandez said in a meeting with representatives of the swine industry late Wednesday. "It is much more gratifying to eat some grilled pork than to take Viagra."

She even joked that "it was all good" after she enjoyed some pork with her husband, former President Nestor Kirchner.

There is more from the head of Argentina's Association of Pork Producers:

The head of the association of pork producers, Juan Luis Uccelli, supported Fernandez's speech by saying that Denmark and Japan have a much more "harmonious" sexual life then the Argentines because they eat a lot of pig meat.

"In Osaka, Japan, there is a village in which the people who reached 105 years old and ate a lot of pork had a lot of sexual activity," he told radio Mitre.

And,there is the implicit (and delicious) pun lurking behind all of this, for subsidies to the pork industry are, of course, themselves pork.

Joking aside, these subsidies are a complete waste of the Argentine taxpayers money, unless, perhaps, the president gets so distracted from all the pork-induced sexual activity that she does less governing.

Hat tip: Lars Skipper

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