local newspaper anti-chicken editorial

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by 6chickens in St. Charles, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Am I the only one who suspects they publish these editorials just to get the "commentary" that follows? Its like pushing a red hot button and expecting the scream to follow. I think the editors strategically place things like this just to get people to read the paper. What do you think? :

    http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=406392
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2010
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    A disgruntled neighbor perhaps? [​IMG] I've never read an article like that one, and glad I haven't! [​IMG]
     
  3. babylady4

    babylady4 Mother Goose

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    I agree; some reporter got a bug up his behind about chickens.

    My relatives live in those association neighborhoods; there is not enough money in the world to get me to live in one. I own my house and yard, I should be able to do what I like without some committee tsking it.
     
  4. savingdogs

    savingdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, the author is not getting any of MY eggs!
     
  5. downstownlady

    downstownlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. wpalmisano

    wpalmisano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Listen, I like older folks. My grandparents were great folks. I miss them terribly. The thing is, in these condominium committees and neighborhood associations a lot of the officers seem to be elderly folks who have more free time. Like on a jury. Please don't get me wrong, there are probably lots of seniors on this site, good farm folks, and urban chicken people, but it seems to me that is what you've got there is someone with too much time.
     
  7. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Ill give him some of mine... What does he drive? [​IMG]
     
  8. savingdogs

    savingdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, maybe some of mine after all too, if you put it that way.
     
  9. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm the "backyard chicken raiser" that newspaper originally did a story on, in the spring.
    http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=385107
    My family decided to allow the story knowing there'd be some negative press about it, but its been 4 months of stewing in their noggins, I guess. Notice the "Editorial Board" didn't even post their names, there's no ownership of the editorial. That's why I suspect it had been their plan, all along, to use this chickens-in-backyards thingie when there's nothing more exciting to print. It seems to get some people all riled up, then at least there's SOMEBODY logging on and reading their paper.

    Usually, the comments after the story are pretty fun to read. If you have time for over 50 posted comments, click on the above link, pour a cup o'coffee and prepare to enjoy!
     
  10. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    What a load of..........

    I think it was the people at the paper placing half those stupid anti chicken comments.

    What a joke. Trying to say chicken poop fumes causes autism.
     

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