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(USA Today)   Southern rednecks rejoice as new law allows them to skin and eat roadkill. Wait... the law is from Illinois? Whoops, sorry about the stereotyping there, Jethro   (usatoday.com) divider line 114
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2012-01-08 12:48:59 PM  
Not kosher.
 
2012-01-08 12:50:15 PM  

watson.t.hamster: Why would it be illegal?

I could see banning people from intentionally hitting animals as a way to get around hunting permits, but if the deed is done what's wrong with eating it? You can't sue the state if you give yourself food poisoning because you didn't know what you were doing.

And for any dedicated greens out there this would be an available animal protein source that doesn't rely on intensive industrialized animal production techniques.

The government really shouldn't be in the business of telling people not to do stuff like this.


Laws restricting roadkill scavenging could easily be justified by invoking the ol' public safety purpose of government. "We can't have all these people on the roads trying to scoop up animals! It's dangerous! It endangers motorists and the guys on the roads in the coonskin caps!"

Not that I agree, that's just how it works.
 
2012-01-08 12:51:39 PM  

watson.t.hamster: Why would it be illegal?


Holds up traffic.
 
2012-01-08 01:02:43 PM  
There is a gourmet redneck restaurant in the Florida sticks west of Disney that serves fresh roadkill- whatever the chef happens to hit on the way to work.
Red Wing Restaurant (new window)
 
2012-01-08 01:08:23 PM  

Trance750: david_gaithersburg: Good lord, what is with the states run by progressives. I bet they even have laws governing how you can hold your dick while you're peeing.

Only in the Southern Baptists communities.


In this S.B. community it's not how,but who.
 
2012-01-08 01:10:37 PM  

Automator: Teen Wolf Blitzer: It always amuses me when people think rednecks are only from the south.

I'm from Alabama, lived there for twenty-four years. Then I moved to Chicago, lived in the South Loop for two and now in the burbs for almost four. Whenever anyone I meet here makes a crack about Alabama and racism, I just remind them that Chicago is segregated.


Pfft, when it comes to racism the suburbs of Chicago and Milwaukee make the South look like farking Haight-Ashbury.
 
2012-01-08 01:14:00 PM  
Heh this is pretty funny. Not that they are passing a law to make it legal but that it was ever illegal. I have had roadkill deer a few times. Cleanest kill I have ever seen was roadkill. Deer slipped on the ice just as a plow truck came by and smacked it in the head. Called dnr and got over 100 pounds of venison and two pretty cool antlers. Also here if the dnr gets a Call and its fresh, and no one claims i the meat goes to the soup kitchen for the homeless. One of my friends in high school hit a bobcat, called dnr for the pelt, they came out and skinned it for him. He got 200 dollars for the pelt.
 
2012-01-08 01:15:50 PM  

moothemagiccow: Rednecks are everywhere... it's only assholes on fark who think they're mostly located in texas


Live bait works better this time of year,at least here in Texas.
 
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2012-01-08 01:16:42 PM  

Automator: rmoody: Automator: Teen Wolf Blitzer: It always amuses me when people think rednecks are only from the south.

I'm from Alabama, lived there for twenty-four years. Then I moved to Chicago, lived in the South Loop for two and now in the burbs for almost four. Whenever anyone I meet here makes a crack about Alabama and racism, I just remind them that Chicago is segregated.

Northern culture has white flight and ghettos.

Southern culture has the battle flag of a racist failed country and segregated proms, as well as a huge percentage of the population being opposed to interracial marriage, as well as countless other acts and attitudes of outright, blatant racism.

That tree trunk in your eye hurt much?

You really think crossing the Mason-DIxon line cleanses one's mind of the more gross forms of prejudice?


Sure, look at Pennsylvania. You don't see that sort of santorum there.
 
2012-01-08 01:16:43 PM  

rmoody: Automator: Teen Wolf Blitzer: It always amuses me when people think rednecks are only from the south.

I'm from Alabama, lived there for twenty-four years. Then I moved to Chicago, lived in the South Loop for two and now in the burbs for almost four. Whenever anyone I meet here makes a crack about Alabama and racism, I just remind them that Chicago is segregated.

Northern culture has white flight and ghettos.

Southern culture has the battle flag of a racist failed country and segregated proms, as well as a huge percentage of the population being opposed to interracial marriage, as well as countless other acts and attitudes of outright, blatant racism.



Call me silly, but I think white flight, ghettos, and DWB stops out in the 'burbs "outright, blatant racism" as well. While the South has no shortage of bigots, neither does the North: take a trip to the Milwaukee 'burbs and tell us all about their enlightened attitudes towards race.
 
2012-01-08 01:20:49 PM  
I live in central Illinois, and I've hit one deer,and one pheasant, both bounced off my windshield, and were not run over by my wheels. (therefore not squished) They were very very tasty.
 
2012-01-08 01:21:08 PM  

Trance750: Automator: Teen Wolf Blitzer: It always amuses me when people think rednecks are only from the south.

I'm from Alabama, lived there for twenty-four years. Then I moved to Chicago, lived in the South Loop for two and now in the burbs for almost four. Whenever anyone I meet here makes a crack about Alabama and racism, I just remind them that Chicago is segregated.

Most of your big cities are. Dallas has Oak Cliff, which is mostly ghetto, and then you have North Dallas, which is more hip and preppy.


Dallas also has the Cowboys. LMAO
 
2012-01-08 01:23:25 PM  

orange storm: Joking aside, at least 14 states have laws related to roadkill, including those that let motorists' keep animals they hit, though some pertain only to deer or bears, according to an informal survey for The Associated Press by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

I am not sure what will be left of your car after you run it into a bear.


/It's a general rule of hunting, if it eats meat, you don't hunt and eat it because it tastes horrible. That's why people don't eat bears (generally) or mountain lions..etc. But deer and other herbivores ..mmmm.
 
2012-01-08 01:28:22 PM  

Lando Lincoln: david_gaithersburg: Good lord, what is with the states run by progressives. I bet they even have laws governing how you can hold your dick while you're peeing.

Progressives run Illinois? Since when?

You don't really know what a Progressive is, do you.


Let me introduce you to this person. Apparently you have never heard of him.

www.thegatewaypundit.com
 
2012-01-08 01:31:07 PM  
I fail to see how this qualifies as strange. I, for one, would rather not go hungry and have the front end of my car smashed to hell. I wholeheartedly applaud Illinois for joining the 'deer are stupid' crowd.

/However, I have no interest in discarded skunk pelts.
 
2012-01-08 01:34:20 PM  
as someone who spends quite a bit of time in southern Illinois (in and around the Shawnee National Forest area), the stereotype is correct. my favorite sight so far: after miles of gravel roads and run down farm houses and trailers, an obese women sitting in her front yard...in a broken bathtub. thank god she had clothes on.
 
2012-01-08 01:36:30 PM  

david_gaithersburg: Good lord, what is with the states run by progressives.


Good lord! What is it with right-wingers who can't read or write English properly?
 
2012-01-08 01:36:47 PM  
I have to verify much of what was said above about south of I-74. I have relatives that lived in a little town called Galatea (sp) between Benton and Harrisburg. I found out in my sole visit down there in 1977 that southern Illinois is more redneck than some of the deepest parts of the south. It didn't matter that I had relatives in town, I was still disliked because I was from 'up Norf' as they said it (and I lived 60 mi. south of Chicago). In a college town in east central IL, as late as 1983, if you had a black face, you didn't go out after dark (I'm white). I lived in IL for my first 30 years and I wouldn't wish that jail sentence on anyone (and I have relatives in Bloomington now). For those still there - escape while you can! If you can't, get north of I-74 (except for Kankakee which is STILL a hole!) or west of I-55. Chicago's a great place to visit, living there is another story.
 
2012-01-08 01:38:24 PM  
My sister and her husband had recently moved to Indiana when they accidentally ran over a duck on a dark, snowy road. They pulled over, and while my sis stood looking at it, sobbing, another driver pulled over and got out. He took a look and said, "bummer ... you want it?"
 
2012-01-08 01:38:55 PM  
And you guys were denigrating Iowans.
 
2012-01-08 01:39:57 PM  

hilendar: I found out in my sole visit down there in 1977 that southern Illinois is more redneck than some of the deepest parts of the south.


We have the same problem here in Michigan. I have a friend of a friend who was a prosecutor way up north in a certain white trash area where, as he put it, "People fark dogs!"
 
2012-01-08 01:52:24 PM  

sweet-daddy-2: Trance750: Automator: Teen Wolf Blitzer: It always amuses me when people think rednecks are only from the south.

I'm from Alabama, lived there for twenty-four years. Then I moved to Chicago, lived in the South Loop for two and now in the burbs for almost four. Whenever anyone I meet here makes a crack about Alabama and racism, I just remind them that Chicago is segregated.

Most of your big cities are. Dallas has Oak Cliff, which is mostly ghetto, and then you have North Dallas, which is more hip and preppy.

Dallas also has the Cowboys. LMAO


Don't hold that against us.
 
2012-01-08 01:52:45 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: I live in central Illinois, and I've hit one deer,and one pheasant, both bounced off my windshield, and were not run over by my wheels. (therefore not squished) They were very very tasty.


Open invite to you, and any Central Illinois Farkers:
I tend bar at Peoria's only comedy club , on weekends.
Stop in; Potatoass has got your first drink.
 
2012-01-08 01:55:33 PM  

david_gaithersburg: Good lord, what is with the states run by progressives. I bet they even have laws governing how you can hold your dick while you're peeing.


This law has nothing to do with "progressives." This law is all about democrats throwing a bone to all the republicans who live outside of the Chicago area. We like to make them think that they matter in this state.
 
2012-01-08 01:57:45 PM  

Mr. Potatoass: Peorian here. The border is a little bit to the southeast, in Creve Coeur.


Does that translate to "The Heart of Buttcrack"?
 
2012-01-08 02:19:38 PM  

LordOfThePings: Mr. Potatoass: Peorian here. The border is a little bit to the southeast, in Creve Coeur.

Does that translate to "The Heart of Buttcrack"?


Not sure.
I think it's French for "Swillers of Natty Lite"
 
2012-01-08 02:22:48 PM  
I've lived my entire life in Texas and the scariest rednecks I've ever met were in Carbondale, Il.
 
2012-01-08 02:25:12 PM  

Lando Lincoln: david_gaithersburg: Good lord, what is with the states run by progressives. I bet they even have laws governing how you can hold your dick while you're peeing.

Progressives run Illinois? Since when?

You don't really know what a Progressive is, do you.


Nope. Glenn Beck just told him it was evil, so he uses it as a curse word.
 
2012-01-08 02:26:35 PM  
I have no problem with this. If you hit a deer with your car, why let the meat go to waste on the side of the road? Or if your state isn't strapped for cash, hauled to the landfill. Around here the local DOT's are strapped so whatever dies on the road rots there.

We had someone smack three deer one night right in front of our house on a county road a few years back, a doe and her two few months old fawns. Just had to call the sheriff's department and get a permit to have them processed. They all had head and neck injuries primarily, as they jumped down an embankment and had their heads down when they got it. Very little meat was wasted. They made fine eating.
 
2012-01-08 02:35:56 PM  
Cletus...Van Damme.

/obscure? don't think so
 
2012-01-08 02:36:39 PM  

Lando Lincoln: watson.t.hamster: Why would it be illegal?

Holds up traffic.


Obstructing traffic is already illegal.
 
2012-01-08 02:38:20 PM  

Man On Fire: Lando Lincoln: david_gaithersburg: Good lord, what is with the states run by progressives. I bet they even have laws governing how you can hold your dick while you're peeing.

Progressives run Illinois? Since when?

You don't really know what a Progressive is, do you.

Nope. Glenn Beck just told him it was evil, so he uses it as a curse word.


Another person who has never heard of former senator Obama. Do you people live under a rock?
 
2012-01-08 02:57:15 PM  
Know how I know you've never been to Illinois, subby?
 
2012-01-08 03:05:08 PM  
Most every state has urban areas, suburbs, and rural areas. The white residents in the rural areas invariably get referred to as "rednecks". Look at New York. Upstate New York is more redneck than anything within 100+ miles of me here in the South.

The meme that rednecks are somehow isolated to the Southern U.S. is only believed by the racist and ignorant.
 
2012-01-08 03:24:00 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: Most every state has urban areas, suburbs, and rural areas. The white residents in the rural areas invariably get referred to as "rednecks". Look at New York. Upstate New York is more redneck than anything within 100+ miles of me here in the South.

The meme that rednecks are somehow isolated to the Southern U.S. is only believed by the racist and ignorant.


Hell, look at Ted Nugent. He's not even FROM Texas.
 
2012-01-08 03:27:06 PM  
Here in upstate NY, the local rednecks are said to have high T-T ratios (tattoo-to-teeth).
 
2012-01-08 03:28:17 PM  

Vodnik: Here in upstate NY, the local rednecks are said to have high T-T ratios (tattoo-to-teeth).


Same could be said of your average Hell's Angel, too.
 
2012-01-08 03:35:29 PM  
If it's fresh roadkill, why not? No point having it go to waste.
 
2012-01-08 03:59:02 PM  
Southern Illinois wouldn't be as bad if you would stop sending your urban white trash down here. is Gary full or something?

/not all of us like Toby Keith either
//meh, like you're gonna listen to anyone south of 55
///rant
 
2012-01-08 04:07:18 PM  

david_gaithersburg: Let me introduce you to this person. Apparently you have never heard of him.


You really, really do not know what the fark a "Progressive" is. Stop listening to talk radio.
 
2012-01-08 04:14:56 PM  

Lando Lincoln: david_gaithersburg: Let me introduce you to this person. Apparently you have never heard of him.

You really, really do not know what the fark a "Progressive" is. Stop listening to talk radio.


Thank you Lando... the idea that a centre-right Republicrat like Obama is a progressive... well he fooled me. I thought he was a progressive or at least a centrist when I voted for him. I. Was. Wrong.
 
2012-01-08 04:17:09 PM  
I have eaten many road killed animals. Deer and partridge mostly. There's nothing wrong with it.
 
2012-01-08 04:18:26 PM  

Automator: rmoody: Automator: Teen Wolf Blitzer: It always amuses me when people think rednecks are only from the south.

I'm from Alabama, lived there for twenty-four years. Then I moved to Chicago, lived in the South Loop for two and now in the burbs for almost four. Whenever anyone I meet here makes a crack about Alabama and racism, I just remind them that Chicago is segregated.

Northern culture has white flight and ghettos.

Southern culture has the battle flag of a racist failed country and segregated proms, as well as a huge percentage of the population being opposed to interracial marriage, as well as countless other acts and attitudes of outright, blatant racism.

That tree trunk in your eye hurt much?

You really think crossing the Mason-DIxon line cleanses one's mind of the more gross forms of prejudice?


You really don't get analogies do you?
 
2012-01-08 04:34:16 PM  
As someone who's lived in both Southern IL and Chicago for many years each, I must say that they are two different worlds entirely. Most of Southern IL is really, really backwoods so this article is no surprise. Basically if it weren't for SIU being filled with kids from Chicago, the whole thing would be a total hick fest. Thankfully the university makes it a little less trashy than the rest of the state, but not by much. I'm sure the same could be said about Champaign and Peoria, although I've not really spent much time in either place. Chicago might as well be located on the East Coast as it has nothing in common with its state. However, I will agree that every state has rednecks.
 
2012-01-08 05:01:50 PM  
In Washington State road kill can only be fed to convicts in State prisons. So yes, our southern bretheren who end up in a State Prison can feel like they never left the south.
 
2012-01-08 05:01:54 PM  

sandbar67: Does this include hit and run victims in Chicago?



i759.photobucket.com
 
2012-01-08 05:21:18 PM  

Trance750: ThrobblefootSpectre: Most every state has urban areas, suburbs, and rural areas. The white residents in the rural areas invariably get referred to as "rednecks". Look at New York. Upstate New York is more redneck than anything within 100+ miles of me here in the South.

The meme that rednecks are somehow isolated to the Southern U.S. is only believed by the racist and ignorant.

Hell, look at Ted Nugent. He's not even FROM Texas.


Hell look at This guy: media.giantbomb.com

King of the rednecks.
 
2012-01-08 06:05:25 PM  
Richard, this is your dad calling.......
 
2012-01-08 06:27:31 PM  
Chicago preparing for the day it becomes another Detroit?

/good contingency planning
 
2012-01-08 06:43:34 PM  

mcsey: Thank you Lando... the idea that a centre-right Republicrat like Obama is a progressive... well he fooled me. I thought he was a progressive or at least a centrist when I voted for him. I. Was. Wrong.


You should vote Republican. They deliver on their promises.

"Government doesn't work! Put us in charge and we'll show you how it doesn't!"
 
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