Friday, February 26, 2010

Loose chickens

Residents of a Belgian town are to be offered chickens as part of a campaign to reduce household waste.

The town of Mouscron has 50 pairs of chickens that it will distribute to families with sufficient space to keep the birds in their gardens.

Those who take part in the scheme must agree not to eat the chickens for at least two years, or to give them away.

Local officials are stressing that applicants could gain a supply of free, fresh eggs.

The town council's environment department is building on the success of a previous distribution of chickens, officials told Belgium's La Derniere Heure.

The aim of the project is to publicise alternative methods of waste management.

Residents included in the project will be given basic instruction on chicken-keeping.


I do hope that includes instructions to not look for their gum should they drop it.

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Treason and the Left

It seems that every time I turn around some Leftie is calling someone who says nasty things about Obama and/or his policies a racist or a traitor who has just committed treason.

The racist claim cannot be proven in any case but the treason bit is pretty straightforward. From the Constitution:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

Now, the last person I think that fit that description in a very public way was Jane Fonda who went to North Vietnam and made statements of support for them. The government had an open and shut case against her but no one had the guts to charge, try, convict and hang her.


But there were plenty of others as this interview of the North Vietnam general Bui Tin shows:

Q: Was the American antiwar movement important to Hanoi's victory?

A: It was essential to our strategy. Support of the war from our rear was completely secure while the American rear was vulnerable. Every day our leadership would listen to world news over the radio at 9 a.m. to follow the growth of the American antiwar movement. Visits to Hanoi by people like Jane Fonda, and former Attorney General Ramsey Clark and ministers gave us confidence that we should hold on in the face of battlefield reverses. We were elated when Jane Fonda, wearing a red Vietnamese dress, said at a press conference that she was ashamed of American actions in the war and that she would struggle along with us.

Q: Did the Politburo pay attention to these visits?

A: Keenly.

Q: Why?

A: Those people represented the conscience of America. The conscience of America was part of its war-making capability, and we were turning that power in our favor. America lost because of its democracy; through dissent and protest it lost the ability to mobilize a will to win.

Q: How could the Americans have won the war?

A: Cut the Ho Chi Minh trail inside Laos. If Johnson had granted [Gen. William] Westmoreland's requests to enter Laos and block the Ho Chi Minh trail, Hanoi could not have won the war.


So until something like that happens, dear Lefties, please be so kind as to quit talking through your nether regions and join the rest of us in the real world.

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I love Shoe

And after watching the Demos and the Repubs ysterday I think this says it all.

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