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(Washington Post)   Democrats' control of the US senate could be jeopardized because of what could be called "the chicken incident" involving their nominee for the IA senate seat   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line 48
    More: Strange, Bruce Braley, Iowa, Tom Harkin, Geoff Garin, chickens, dispute  
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2014-08-08 01:36:49 PM  
But the problem for Bruce Braley is that he's a congressman and Iowa's Democratic nominee for the Senate. And his Republican opponent, Joni Ernst, and her allies are seizing on the dispute to demonize Braley as an arrogant trial lawyer-turned-politician who's anything but "Iowa nice."

Wanting neighbors to keep pets and livestock on their own property = Not Iowa Nice

Wanting to castrate members of Congress = Iowa Nice
 
2014-08-08 02:01:50 PM  

Diogenes: But the problem for Bruce Braley is that he's a congressman and Iowa's Democratic nominee for the Senate. And his Republican opponent, Joni Ernst, and her allies are seizing on the dispute to demonize Braley as an arrogant trial lawyer-turned-politician who's anything but "Iowa nice."

Wanting neighbors to keep pets and livestock on their own property = Not Iowa Nice

Wanting to castrate members of Congress = Iowa Nice



I would assume that "Iowa Nice" means asking your neighbors to keep their feathered fiends in their yard before filing a formal complaint with the HOA.
 
2014-08-08 02:13:59 PM  

Snarfangel: Diogenes: But the problem for Bruce Braley is that he's a congressman and Iowa's Democratic nominee for the Senate. And his Republican opponent, Joni Ernst, and her allies are seizing on the dispute to demonize Braley as an arrogant trial lawyer-turned-politician who's anything but "Iowa nice."

Wanting neighbors to keep pets and livestock on their own property = Not Iowa Nice

Wanting to castrate members of Congress = Iowa Nice


I would assume that "Iowa Nice" means asking your neighbors to keep their feathered fiends in their yard before filing a formal complaint with the HOA.


Oh, I know.  And it's a shame they allegedly didn't do that, at least first.  I just wanted to draw a contrast with Hog Woman.
 
2014-08-08 02:42:15 PM  
Republicans are very protective of their chickens
 
2014-08-08 04:03:29 PM  
This guy sounds like a CC&R Nazi.  I feel sorry for the chicken lady for having to live next to one of those.
 
2014-08-08 04:13:28 PM  

SkinnyHead: This guy sounds like a CC&R Nazi.  I feel sorry for the chicken lady for having to live next to one of those.


Well, look at it this way - his yard smells like chicken shiat.
 
2014-08-08 04:48:06 PM  
Benghazi?
 
2014-08-08 04:50:10 PM  
A democrat complains about a chicken, it's a death sentence.  The GOP farks all the chickens, it's patriotism.
 
2014-08-08 04:51:51 PM  
I have backyard chickens, but I would be mortified if they wandered over to a neighbors yard and did what chickens do, shiat everywhere and peck and scratch up everything they can, which is why they are in a run inside a fenced yard.
 
2014-08-08 04:52:00 PM  

SkinnyHead: This guy sounds like a CC&R Nazi.  I feel sorry for the chicken lady for having to live next to one of those.


Braley's no Fotunate Son. He's in a Lodi of trouble now. After Looking Out [His] Back Door at the chickens wandering in his yard, he shouldn't have gone Up Around the Bend, he should have gone Down on the Corner and hashed it out. Instead, the neighbor had to have Heard it Through the Grapevine, and then there was a Bad Moon Rising.
 
2014-08-08 04:53:55 PM  
Another neighbor, William Nagel, who sits on the homeowners association board, said, "Buddy, we're here in Iowa. We talk like men here and we act like men. Usually, a man's word is like gold. A handshake is a contract. Neighbors are neighbors, and if you've got a problem with your neighbor, you talk it out."

Yes. Tautology can only be found in Iowa.
 
2014-08-08 04:58:41 PM  
Democrat's control of the US senate

One Democrat controls the US senate?
 
2014-08-08 05:02:00 PM  

Xhan: Democrat's control of the US senate

One Democrat controls the US senate?


No.

This guy controls the US Senate, and the House of Representatives

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2014-08-08 05:02:44 PM  
Sounds like quite a pickle.
 
2014-08-08 05:08:27 PM  
Keep f***ing that chicken.

(feeding)
 
2014-08-08 05:14:14 PM  
I kinda feel for this guy. Neighbors' cats are constantly roaming in my yard. They hang out under the bird feeders all day and drink out of the bird bath. They don't even pull their weight by killing mice (which I would be very OK with) because they're not really strays, and they're not really hungry. They just belong to lazy owners who don't like changing litter boxes. I'm sure they'd be totally cool if I got a dog and let it hang out and sh*t in their yard all day, right? RIGHT?!
/rant over
//considering livetrapping and taking them to the Humane Society
 
2014-08-08 05:17:37 PM  
 
2014-08-08 05:18:51 PM  

Dr Dreidel: SkinnyHead: This guy sounds like a CC&R Nazi.  I feel sorry for the chicken lady for having to live next to one of those.

Braley's no Fotunate Son. He's in a Lodi of trouble now. After Looking Out [His] Back Door at the chickens wandering in his yard, he shouldn't have gone Up Around the Bend, he should have gone Down on the Corner and hashed it out. Instead, the neighbor had to have Heard it Through the Grapevine, and then there was a Bad Moon Rising.


Did the fact that it's CC&R and not CCR go Bayou?
 
2014-08-08 05:20:32 PM  
I am pretty confident that Joni Ernst is.going to say enough stupid things between now and November that only the lunatics in Steve King's district will vote for her. The state is pretty moderate.
 
2014-08-08 05:21:37 PM  

someonelse: I kinda feel for this guy. Neighbors' cats are constantly roaming in my yard. They hang out under the bird feeders all day and drink out of the bird bath. They don't even pull their weight by killing mice (which I would be very OK with) because they're not really strays, and they're not really hungry. They just belong to lazy owners who don't like changing litter boxes. I'm sure they'd be totally cool if I got a dog and let it hang out and sh*t in their yard all day, right? RIGHT?!
/rant over
//considering livetrapping and taking them to the Humane Society


They won't take them and then you'll be in trouble for stealing someone's pet as well.
 
2014-08-08 05:28:18 PM  
FTFA:  "They are not neighborly," said Hampton, a mental health therapist who uses the hens as therapy animals."

Fark her. Fark those chickens.
 
2014-08-08 05:28:42 PM  

AMonkey'sUncle: Dr Dreidel: SkinnyHead: This guy sounds like a CC&R Nazi.  I feel sorry for the chicken lady for having to live next to one of those.

Braley's no Fotunate Son. He's in a Lodi of trouble now. After Looking Out [His] Back Door at the chickens wandering in his yard, he shouldn't have gone Up Around the Bend, he should have gone Down on the Corner and hashed it out. Instead, the neighbor had to have Heard it Through the Grapevine, and then there was a Bad Moon Rising.

Did the fact that it's CC&R and not CCR go Bayou?


No, but I didn't mean to cause a Commotion. Just wanted to take a Run Through the Jungle is all.

// I Put a Spell on You to make you THINK there's an ampersand there...
 
2014-08-08 05:31:19 PM  

meat0918: someonelse: I kinda feel for this guy. Neighbors' cats are constantly roaming in my yard. They hang out under the bird feeders all day and drink out of the bird bath. They don't even pull their weight by killing mice (which I would be very OK with) because they're not really strays, and they're not really hungry. They just belong to lazy owners who don't like changing litter boxes. I'm sure they'd be totally cool if I got a dog and let it hang out and sh*t in their yard all day, right? RIGHT?!
/rant over
//considering livetrapping and taking them to the Humane Society

They won't take them and then you'll be in trouble for stealing someone's pet as well.


No, I called them. I can bring them in or they'll even pick them up. Then they check to see if the cat is tagged and contact the owner if possible.
 
2014-08-08 05:38:07 PM  

someonelse: meat0918: someonelse: I kinda feel for this guy. Neighbors' cats are constantly roaming in my yard. They hang out under the bird feeders all day and drink out of the bird bath. They don't even pull their weight by killing mice (which I would be very OK with) because they're not really strays, and they're not really hungry. They just belong to lazy owners who don't like changing litter boxes. I'm sure they'd be totally cool if I got a dog and let it hang out and sh*t in their yard all day, right? RIGHT?!
/rant over
//considering livetrapping and taking them to the Humane Society

They won't take them and then you'll be in trouble for stealing someone's pet as well.

No, I called them. I can bring them in or they'll even pick them up. Then they check to see if the cat is tagged and contact the owner if possible.


You have a better branch than I do.

They won't even take cats anymore unless you've made arrangements at least 4-6 weeks in advance.
 
2014-08-08 05:42:04 PM  

Dr Dreidel: AMonkey'sUncle: Dr Dreidel: SkinnyHead: This guy sounds like a CC&R Nazi.  I feel sorry for the chicken lady for having to live next to one of those.

Braley's no Fotunate Son. He's in a Lodi of trouble now. After Looking Out [His] Back Door at the chickens wandering in his yard, he shouldn't have gone Up Around the Bend, he should have gone Down on the Corner and hashed it out. Instead, the neighbor had to have Heard it Through the Grapevine, and then there was a Bad Moon Rising.

Did the fact that it's CC&R and not CCR go Bayou?

No, but I didn't mean to cause a Commotion. Just wanted to take a Run Through the Jungle is all.

// I Put a Spell on You to make you THINK there's an ampersand there...


Well, you should be Proud, Mary.
 
2014-08-08 05:45:27 PM  

AMonkey'sUncle: Dr Dreidel: AMonkey'sUncle: Dr Dreidel: SkinnyHead: This guy sounds like a CC&R Nazi.  I feel sorry for the chicken lady for having to live next to one of those.

Braley's no Fotunate Son. He's in a Lodi of trouble now. After Looking Out [His] Back Door at the chickens wandering in his yard, he shouldn't have gone Up Around the Bend, he should have gone Down on the Corner and hashed it out. Instead, the neighbor had to have Heard it Through the Grapevine, and then there was a Bad Moon Rising.

Did the fact that it's CC&R and not CCR go Bayou?

No, but I didn't mean to cause a Commotion. Just wanted to take a Run Through the Jungle is all.

// I Put a Spell on You to make you THINK there's an ampersand there...

Well, you should be Proud, Mary.


...something something Who'll Stop the Rain.

// look, it's Friday afternoon
// you've been fav'd, isn't that enough?
// WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT FROM ME?!?
// a Midnight Special?
// um, NTTAWWT
 
2014-08-08 05:57:23 PM  
Oh dear lord. Cause Iowa is nothing but farms run by sweet old family farmers, so chickens are gonna chicken? Is that what this article is trying to say?

Too bad that isn't remotely what happened here. This woman, whose property is clearly governed by an HOA, kept unsecured chickens in her yard. And we are supposed to be upset with the guy whose yard was crapped in?
 
2014-08-08 06:04:20 PM  
Chicken make lousy house pets.
 
2014-08-08 06:08:24 PM  
THAT'S IT! First there was therapy dogs, then therapy pigs, now we have THERAPY CHICKENS! Aaaahhhhhhh!!! Ok, ok. I'm ok. Well, I guess I'll jes' gets me a therapy hooker. Yeah. And you taxpayers can foot. the. bill. I have PTFS.Post Traumatic Fark Syndrome.
 
2014-08-08 06:38:55 PM  

meat0918: Xhan: Democrat's control of the US senate

One Democrat controls the US senate?

No.

This guy controls the US Senate, and the House of Representatives

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I hate his smarmy face so much. Fist. Right through it. What expression is that? Is that a "who farted, y'all?" expression? Or is it more of a "secret load in my pants" expression?
 
2014-08-08 06:42:12 PM  

Dr Dreidel: AMonkey'sUncle: Dr Dreidel: AMonkey'sUncle: Dr Dreidel: SkinnyHead: This guy sounds like a CC&R Nazi.  I feel sorry for the chicken lady for having to live next to one of those.

Braley's no Fotunate Son. He's in a Lodi of trouble now. After Looking Out [His] Back Door at the chickens wandering in his yard, he shouldn't have gone Up Around the Bend, he should have gone Down on the Corner and hashed it out. Instead, the neighbor had to have Heard it Through the Grapevine, and then there was a Bad Moon Rising.

Did the fact that it's CC&R and not CCR go Bayou?

No, but I didn't mean to cause a Commotion. Just wanted to take a Run Through the Jungle is all.

// I Put a Spell on You to make you THINK there's an ampersand there...

Well, you should be Proud, Mary.

...something something Who'll Stop the Rain.

// look, it's Friday afternoon
// you've been fav'd, isn't that enough?
// WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT FROM ME?!?
// a Midnight Special?
// um, NTTAWWT


That's what they're singing in Hawaii today.

Anyway, gonna take a nap, because I find Midnight Special for doing things.
 
2014-08-08 07:23:40 PM  
Joni is dumb as a box of rocks trying to get by as a corny sarah palin

braley seems a clueless milquetoast with a habit for inserting his foot into his mouth.

sigh.

vote for me instead?

has joni's state senate seat been filled yet? That's my district. I could run. I could be a winner. bie eip for every man woman and child in Iowa!
 
2014-08-08 07:25:18 PM  
So, no choking of or farking of? Iowa politics be lame.
 
2014-08-08 07:30:31 PM  
Regardless, Hampton relented and built a wire fence in her back yard to contain the chickens. No harm, no fowl - in the Braleys' yard, at least.

She didn't have the chickens contained before that? How is that not required?

Of course, I recall a couple years ago having to take my car in for inspection. My wife was away, and I couldn't find anyone to give me rides home after dropping off and to go pick it up, so I dropped it off and walked the 3 or so miles home. On the way home, walking up a road I've driven on many times, I was stalked, at a distance, by a gaggle of guinea chickens... hemmin' and hawin' about my presence walking past the farm house. They weren't contained either. They are apparently used like guard dogs in the sense of raising a ruckus when something unusual is afoot. It was pretty funny, about a dozen of these pheasant sized chickens running in a tight nit group parallel to me about 30 yards away, but getting no closer... lulz.

Same thing on the way back to pick up my car the next day.
 
2014-08-08 08:56:01 PM  
Four chickens crapping in someone's yard is not going to smell the least bit.  If anything, they'll rid the yard of ticks and other bugs.


City people are morons.
 
2014-08-08 09:02:50 PM  
Democrats, keep farking that chicken
 
2014-08-08 09:25:41 PM  
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I had to be first?
 
2014-08-08 09:31:12 PM  

Gary-L: Four chickens crapping in someone's yard is not going to smell the least bit.  If anything, they'll rid the yard of ticks and other bugs.


City people are morons.


Maybe they have a vegetable garden.
 
2014-08-08 09:51:36 PM  

meat0918: Xhan: Democrat's control of the US senate

One Democrat controls the US senate?

No.

This guy controls the US Senate, and the House of Representatives

[banter.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com image 424x282]


And that's what I don't get! How does this farkward who just got elected hold all this farking power??
 
2014-08-08 09:52:03 PM  
FTA- "This was a personal dispute between my wife and a neighbor because chickens were on our property all the time."

Nice. Throw your wife under the bus. "Hey, it wasn't me. It was her!"
 
2014-08-08 10:28:04 PM  

Omahawg: Joni is dumb as a box of rocks trying to get by as a corny sarah palin

braley seems a clueless milquetoast with a habit for inserting his foot into his mouth.

sigh.

vote for me instead?

has joni's state senate seat been filled yet? That's my district. I could run. I could be a winner. bie eip for every man woman and child in Iowa!


lol..you should run. Braley or the money that is backing him, are putting out the most ridiculous Harry Reid-koch boogie man attack adds I have seen. They are like a SNL skit but even less funny and meant to be serious?
As for Joni I haven't seen her go full retard on the attack adds yet but I am sure that will happen. She will be a tough one to beat. Served in the military and seems like a decent enough person so far? She is beginning to look like she might be leaning a bit too far right but hard to tell if she goes full right retard.
The problem with Braley is that he got caught and filmed pandering to a lawyers association in Texas for cash by belittling farmers  and trying to make them sound dumb and if only they were as smart as "us". A true Romney moment that will be used against him and that will kill him. You don't make fun of or talk down about the people that you are representing and if you do never let it get recorded!
 
2014-08-08 10:34:10 PM  
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2014-08-08 11:19:02 PM  

Bartman66: Omahawg: Joni is dumb as a box of rocks trying to get by as a corny sarah palin

braley seems a clueless milquetoast with a habit for inserting his foot into his mouth.

sigh.

vote for me instead?

has joni's state senate seat been filled yet? That's my district. I could run. I could be a winner. bie eip for every man woman and child in Iowa!

lol..you should run. Braley or the money that is backing him, are putting out the most ridiculous Harry Reid-koch boogie man attack adds I have seen. They are like a SNL skit but even less funny and meant to be serious?
As for Joni I haven't seen her go full retard on the attack adds yet but I am sure that will happen. She will be a tough one to beat. Served in the military and seems like a decent enough person so far? She is beginning to look like she might be leaning a bit too far right but hard to tell if she goes full right retard.
The problem with Braley is that he got caught and filmed pandering to a lawyers association in Texas for cash by belittling farmers  and trying to make them sound dumb and if only they were as smart as "us". A true Romney moment that will be used against him and that will kill him. You don't make fun of or talk down about the people that you are representing and if you do never let it get recorded!


braley's ass was already toast in the great southwest anyway. if he can hold dubuque/davenport/des moines/iowa city/cedar rapids then he might be able to pull it off, especially if joni starts frothing at the mouth demanding to eat the children of the poor.

and, yes, those koch brothers ads are running on omaha radio so someone is spending some serious money.

I should run. but i'm lazy.
 
2014-08-08 11:27:43 PM  
Brooklyn is full of crazy hipsters.
 
2014-08-09 12:01:27 AM  
CC&Rs are sacred rules that must be followed to the letter and if you weren't willing, you should have bought property out in BFE where there are no such rules.

Unless your neighbor is a Democrat Party candidate.
 
2014-08-09 10:30:01 AM  
I live in Iowa.  I am not friends with my neighbors.  If they had free chickens walking around, I wouldn't talk it out, I would call the cops.  Chickens are loud, they smell, and they're destructive.  If someone is stupid enough to let them wander free, they're too stupid for me to waste my time talking to.
 
2014-08-09 10:50:09 AM  
How would my fellow Iowans feel about allowing Nebraska to absorb the western 1/5th of the state (including Sioux City) and raising the IQ of both states by 10 points?
 
2014-08-09 07:38:29 PM  

BarrRepublican: How would my fellow Iowans feel about allowing Nebraska to absorb the western 1/5th of the state (including Sioux City) and raising the IQ of both states by 10 points?


On the one hand, I'd say that we shouldn't reduce our population by that much.

On the other hand, Branstache's policies have already driven away enough college grads to cost us a US congressional district. Maybe if we can get rid of the window-lickers in the west, we can actually start developing some industries that will keep Iowa/Iowa State engineering grads around here.
 
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