You know, I have been wanting to say this for the last several months, and I've held off, but I really can't anymore. I realize we have a section on this board called "Random Ramblings". I realize that no one is forced to click on and read any post, or to continue reading anything they don't agree with, or to post their thoughts freely as long as we maintain some semblence of respect for others. I realize we all come from different backgrounds and cultures and experiences and that these things affect our outlook on life and the world. There. Got all that out of the way, in case anyone thinks I don't already know this. But I joined this site because I thought it was a forum to discuss the care and raising of CHICKENS. I hate how this has somehow turned into a political forum, and a place to post any crazy extremist theory that happens to come along on the internet. It's happening more and more, and I'm calling on the moderators of this forum to put an end to it. There are many places on the internet to share your political views, and I come here to be spared from having to be bombarded with this everywhere I look. I come here, and I suspect many other folks might agree, to get advice and share tips on raising poultry, recipes, help with legal issues pertaining to keeping poultry, and the charming and funny stories that people share about their BIRDS. I don't give a lick that you like or hate the government, that you think the end of the world is imminent, what your religion happens to be, that your adult children won't move out, that your gout has flared up, or anything else that doesn't pertain to CHICKENS. Can we take this forum back please and take these other issues to their appropriate forums for discussion? It's not just off color humor or racist jokes that offend, and I'm calling for the removal of politics unrelated to poultry from this forum.