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(Yahoo)   Wanted: Some goats to graze around O'Hare airport, must be very hungry and get along with other goats   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 53
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2012-09-14 12:44:04 PM  
I have three billy goats, but their personalities are a little abrasive.
 
2012-09-14 12:54:50 PM  
WFLD-TV (http://bit.ly/Ns4U4S ) reports that Chicago recently put out a bid for someone to supply goats to trim the grass at O'Hare International Airport. The bid also calls for a goat herder.
Amy Malick is the department's point person for sustainability, and she says the city is looking at a pilot program of 30 goats to eat grass and weeds in one, hard-to-mow area. She says the area is outside the security fence, so there's no danger of goats straying onto the runways.
Malick adds that the department also worries about pollution produced by mechanical mowers, so they're turning to the four-legged variety.
Atlanta recently started a similar effort, and San Francisco has been using goats for years.


Liberal action at work.

What's farked up is that that this should be conservative action at work, but Chicago is so enthralled to liberal groupthink that it seems like an idiotic idea. It's not. Let the goats eat the goddamn grass outside the airport, and when they stop doing it, shoot them.
 
2012-09-14 02:06:00 PM  
So it seems that Chi-Town aims to float
A low-tech venture to avoid budgetary bloat
The economic morass,
Of quickly trimming the grass,
Will give new meaning to "getting one's goat".


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2012-09-14 04:19:05 PM  
Ask the Cubs, I'm sure they know where to find some.
 
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2012-09-14 04:22:26 PM  

Sybarite: I have three billy goats, but their personalities are a little abrasive.


...maybe even gruff???
 
2012-09-14 04:23:12 PM  
www.joke-portal.com
Need not be mountain.
 
2012-09-14 04:26:37 PM  
 
2012-09-14 04:30:21 PM  
I assume they wouldn't opt for the fainting variety. They wouldn't get much grazing done with the constant roar of jet engines. But the cuteness would be well worth it.
 
2012-09-14 04:33:00 PM  
just think, if they ain't getting the job done they can be served for lunch
 
2012-09-14 04:34:30 PM  
What a goat strike would look like.
encrypted-tbn3.google.com
 
2012-09-14 04:35:40 PM  

tarheel07: I assume they wouldn't opt for the fainting variety. They wouldn't get much grazing done with the constant roar of jet engines. But the cuteness would be well worth it.


Haha, forgot about those. Funny the first thing Google comes up with when you type "fainting" is "goats," followed by "fainting church."

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2012-09-14 04:36:02 PM  
This is one of my retirement businesses. My small herd of Kinder goats (currently at 7) have cleared almost 5 ac. of steep land covered with wild grape vines this summer.

Funny thing, they recently decided they prefer staying out on my river bluff rather than in their pen. So, as soon as they finish their dinner, it's off to the bluff for the night.

At least now I won't have to trim their hooves anymore.
 
2012-09-14 04:37:19 PM  
If the goats get out of hand who you gonna call. Goat Busters.
 
2012-09-14 04:39:08 PM  

uncleacid: If the goats get out of hand who you gonna call. Goat Busters.


if the goats start to get out of hand you curry them off ricely
 
2012-09-14 04:40:00 PM  
I had a funny idea and spent like a minute googling- "hey, can I get a GOAT instead of a lawnmower?"

Actually, in Austin, Tx, you CAN. You can keep a goat in a residential area, provided certain criteria are met. I might be able to meet them. Not saying it's a good idea, but it was funny to see that it might be possible.

Hey, we have the Texas Fainting Goats here. You can have endless fun making them fall over...
 
2012-09-14 04:40:14 PM  
Deaf goats will be given preference.
 
2012-09-14 04:45:58 PM  
We used to do this with horses sometimes back home. In some of the areas where the mower couldn't easily get, we'd just time one to the tree/fence post and let it graze for a bit. Worked every time. Seen it done with cows as well, but they are harder to clean up after.
 
2012-09-14 04:50:03 PM  
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2012-09-14 04:51:44 PM  
FTFA: "She says the area is outside the security fence, so there's no danger of goats straying onto the runways."

Sounds to me like somebody doesn't know goats.
 
2012-09-14 04:55:17 PM  
encrypted-tbn0.google.com
/many new Democratic voters in Chicago, with out the long dangerous trip from Matamoros
 
2012-09-14 04:55:57 PM  
I see goats eating the dead vegetation at the San Jose airport all the time.

/All the time, meaning once
 
2012-09-14 04:56:52 PM  
Oh, I know this great goats-themed website they should check out. It's called ***Redacted. User was banned for this post.***
 
2012-09-14 04:59:44 PM  

sallys: [www.joke-portal.com image 432x551]
Need not be mountain.


Heh. Perfect.
 
2012-09-14 05:11:40 PM  
cdn.mos.totalfilm.com

Up for the job.
 
2012-09-14 05:14:56 PM  
Has anyone tried applying at goatse.cx? They might be helpful.
 
2012-09-14 05:19:04 PM  
farm9.staticflickr.com 

We are the goats who sit in trees!
 
2012-09-14 05:19:22 PM  
Goats are awesome.

Used to have few... they'll eat the crap like Russian Thistle (the nasty pokey kind... not the tumbleweed kind) that the horses won't go near.

And they are delicious!!

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2012-09-14 05:23:55 PM  
Also... they have been doing this at Cities and Airports all over for awhile.

SFO has a pretty old program of using goats around the hard to mow areas near the wet lands and stuff.

Here's a picture of a San Francisco goat in action:

www.washingtonpost.com
 
2012-09-14 05:32:35 PM  

Isildur: Oh, I know this great goats-themed website they should check out. It's called ***Redacted. User was banned for this post.***


I don't care if this was intentional, I giggle'd.
 
2012-09-14 05:55:02 PM  
Most importantly, they should not be able to fly.
A secondary benefit would be if they were willing to eat Canada Geese.
 
2012-09-14 06:06:47 PM  
Amy Malick is the department's point person for sustainability, and she says the city is looking at a pilot program of 30 goats

i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-14 06:22:07 PM  
Remember when Jim Breuer was famous? No, neither do I.
 
2012-09-14 06:27:21 PM  

Superjew: FTFA: "She says the area is outside the security fence, so there's no danger of goats straying onto the runways."

Sounds to me like somebody doesn't know goats.


Pretty much. How tall is the security fence, is it electrified, and how long 'til the goats learn to climb it?

/To be fair, I don't know much about goats, either.
//And sheep are more into jumping.
 
2012-09-14 06:31:39 PM  
So you can take a goat to an airport but you can't take one to a Cubs game?
 
2012-09-14 06:54:51 PM  

LordOfThePings: Remember when Jim Breuer was famous? No, neither do I.


Jackpot!
 
2012-09-14 06:55:48 PM  
Gruff?
 
2012-09-14 07:13:57 PM  

Oznog: I had a funny idea and spent like a minute googling- "hey, can I get a GOAT instead of a lawnmower?"

Actually, in Austin, Tx, you CAN. You can keep a goat in a residential area, provided certain criteria are met. I might be able to meet them. Not saying it's a good idea, but it was funny to see that it might be possible.

Hey, we have the Texas Fainting Goats here. You can have endless fun making them fall over...


There's a house I walk past on the way to work that has some goats. They are the cutest lawnmowers ever.
 
2012-09-14 07:22:47 PM  
They have to be Democrats, Union Members and open to bribes.
 
2012-09-14 07:26:43 PM  

shirtsbyeric: They have to be Democrats, Union Members and open to bribes.


Your labels defeat you.
 
2012-09-14 07:30:51 PM  

shirtsbyeric: They have to be Democrats, Union Members and open to bribes.


At the very least, they'll have to be covered by collective bargaining. And no performance measurements!!!
 
2012-09-14 07:33:47 PM  
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Lunch AND overtime? Lovely.
 
2012-09-14 07:34:13 PM  
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2012-09-14 07:35:09 PM  
i.ytimg.com
 
2012-09-14 07:59:47 PM  
I've said for years that the shadow government already has scaregoat-related disinfo hypnology.
 
2012-09-14 08:26:48 PM  

utsagrad123: I've said for years that the shadow government already has scaregoat-related disinfo hypnology.


Minde.
 
2012-09-14 08:41:40 PM  
I been at places that have used goats works great and they fertilize at the same time.
 
2012-09-14 08:43:06 PM  

ScotterOtter: I see goats eating the dead vegetation at the San Jose airport all the time.

/All the time, meaning once


I've seen goats at Moffett Field as well. Sometimes they hang out close enough to the fences that you can see them from the surrounding trails.
 
2012-09-14 08:53:43 PM  
You know who else likes to graze around airports?

m5.paperblog.com
 
2012-09-14 09:38:05 PM  
*groats*
 
2012-09-14 10:36:00 PM  

Indubitably: shirtsbyeric: They have to be Democrats, Union Members and open to bribes.

Your labels defeat you.


Sarcasm evades you.
 
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