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Get Ready To Grab Shovels

Laura Rozen has located a PDF version of the Kyl-Lieberman amendment that barely stops short of a declaration of war on Iran. It will show up in the Senate in the next few days, and will be another nail in the coffin of reasoned debate.

I have little confidence in the ability of the Democrats to find a spine and do the right thing by rejecting this load of jingoistic bovine excrement, so I suggest they purchase one of these for the housekeeping crew at the Capitol. At least we’ll get a green lawn out of it.


1 hipparchia { 09.24.07 at 11:20 pm }

that looked like an equine to me.

2 Bryan { 09.24.07 at 11:51 pm }

It’s the same machine, take the word of someone who has loaded one at a dairy barn which also had two Belgian grays in it – it loads, spreads, and smells the same.

Now poultry, that’s an entirely different situation.

My Mother’s side were dairy farmers and my paternal Grandfather raised turkeys. I know my shit, up close and personal.

3 hipparchia { 09.25.07 at 12:33 am }

nonono! horse shit smells way better than cow shit. but i’d be hard-pressed to decide which is worse, pigs chickens. might be chickens, by a nose. [snakes are bad too]

4 Bryan { 09.25.07 at 1:06 am }

I was never close to anyone who raised hogs, so I can’t comment on those or goats. The problem with goats is that the billygoats smell so bad on their own that it wipes out you ability to smell anything else.

The horse/cow thing is based purely on the fact that it’s easier to deal with road apples than cow pies, but the odor is nearly the same when it’s fresh, and you have to keep a dairy barn clean, so it’s always fresh.

5 hipparchia { 09.25.07 at 2:51 am }

billy goats can’t sneak up on anybody who’s got a functioning nose, that’s for sure. nanny goat droppings aren’t all that offensive, and by extrapolation billy goat droppings shouldn’t be either, but like you say, how could you tell?

hogs, chickens, chickens, hogs, they don’t smell at all alike, but it’s a coin toss as to which is worse. i would pay good money to escape either one of them.

i’ve only been in a few dairy barns, so possibly i don’t have enough data. i’m mostly extrapolating on this one too, from what i know of horse barns, horse pastures, and cow pastures, a pasture inhabited by horses definitely smells different from a pasture inhabited by [beef] cattle, and to my nose, much better, but i could be biased here. 🙂

i’ve really enjoyed all these cats and kittens [still do], and i’d do it again in a heartbeat should it prove necessary, but litter boxes are no longer a nuisance, they’re now a pestilence.

6 Bryan { 09.25.07 at 1:33 pm }

Ah, beef cattle, well that’s a an entirely different diet than dairy cattle and would certainly provide a different “end product.”

Avoid cats on tuna. Do not feed any cat you share airspace with tuna.

7 Steve Bates { 09.25.07 at 5:29 pm }

Y’all should run for Congress. Why should Congress throw only bullshit when they can also sling… everything y’all listed.

(‘Scuse me; I forgot what Kinky Friedman taught me… for a true Texan, “y’all” is singular, “y’all all” is plural. Mea culpa.)

8 Cookie Jill { 09.25.07 at 5:47 pm }

Many a cat I have nicknamed “tuna breath”

9 Bryan { 09.25.07 at 7:24 pm }

In Florida y’all is only a plural, ya is the singular form as in “what are ya fixin’ to do?”

As to your point, I’ve noticed more feathers than fur in Congress lately.

Jill, breath isn’t the problem if you are the one cleaning the litter boxes. Those litter claims about neutralizing odors lie.

10 hipparchia { 09.25.07 at 8:47 pm }

now ya tell me. we all had tuna last night.

much as i like kinky firedman, on the subject of y’all, he’s just another yam dankee who doesn’t quite get it.