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(Daily Press)   When Jane Susan Frank sent a letter to Smithfield Packing Co. about a severe shortage of meat for hungry local families, she didn't expect anything huge in return. Maybe a couple of hams, or a nice box of hot dogs. Certainly not 10,000 pounds of meat   ( divider line
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2003-12-19 10:25:57 AM  
How many pounds of it was swinging meat?
2003-12-19 10:28:36 AM  
So now will PETA stand outside of soup kitchens and pass out fliers and tell kids their mommies are killers?

2003-12-19 10:34:34 AM  

/jots that one down
2003-12-19 10:52:29 AM  
BUY SMITHFIELD. Show 'em that we support companies that put their hearts into the job.
2003-12-19 11:08:14 AM  
Now this is a good holiday submission
2003-12-19 11:21:13 AM  
Hmmmm. I'm getting all warm and fuzzy. It's not logical, Captain.
2003-12-19 11:26:24 AM  
Damn, this warms the depths of my black heart. Stupid feelings, should've repressed them better.
2003-12-19 12:10:06 PM  

Actually, I think most of it was in the form of curtains.
2003-12-19 12:10:42 PM  
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Oh come on, that was WAY more than 10,000 pounds!
2003-12-19 02:11:11 PM  
Mmmm, 10,000 pounds of meat. That would take me a few weeks to put away, at least.
2003-12-19 02:20:54 PM  
No mention of bologna.
2003-12-19 02:29:17 PM  
Is there any irony to the fact her last name was Frank?
2003-12-19 02:30:13 PM  
Well I guess we now know how they disposed of all that mad cow infected meat...
2003-12-19 02:30:32 PM  
Longest. Headline. Ever.
2003-12-19 02:30:56 PM  
why dont those bums get a job and BUY some meat.

2003-12-19 02:31:05 PM  
if the government allows how a certain amount of of rat feces in food, I wonder how many pounds of rat turds that works out to...
2003-12-19 02:31:54 PM  
Yeah, when we had a disaster where I live and people were starving, the Soylent Green company sent us lots of food.

It's made of what?!?!?
2003-12-19 02:31:59 PM  
Is there every a better gift than the gift of meat? I think not!
2003-12-19 02:34:07 PM  
Yes, another one of my submissions, but no credit.

I agree, buy Smithfield products to show support for their good deed.

Aeonite The headlilne was even longer, but FARK wouldn't accept it, so I had to shorten it.
2003-12-19 02:34:36 PM  

So now will PETA stand outside of soup kitchens and pass out fliers and tell kids their mommies are killers?

I wouldn't put it past 'em
2003-12-19 02:34:55 PM  
What a witty headline! Where on Earth did they come up with it?
2003-12-19 02:35:24 PM  
I swerved this morning to miss a cat and hit an old lady.
Thank you, PETA for showing me the way.
2003-12-19 02:35:32 PM  
I like asscorns.
Good hero tag.
2003-12-19 02:35:41 PM  
Awesome! Good to know there are still some companies out there run by decent human beings.
2003-12-19 02:35:56 PM  
Smithfield Packing Co. announces a recall of 40 cases of pork chops, 50 cases each of roast beef, pastrami and corned beef, 118 cases of pork rib patties and more from the Virginia Peninsula.
2003-12-19 02:36:19 PM  
Get a JOB you bums.
2003-12-19 02:36:26 PM  
Bah. It was probably meat they were going to dispose of anyways. Old or past date or something.

2003-12-19 02:36:27 PM  
Nice to see americans get fatter on free meat while starving ethiopians would have to pay for that same meat because the yanks want their profit margins. Plus they've been asking for free food for the last 30 years!
2003-12-19 02:36:41 PM  
I'm pretty poor, do you think anyone will send me free meat?
2003-12-19 02:36:43 PM  
Enjoy your rBGH-burgers, suckers.
2003-12-19 02:36:50 PM  
2003-12-19 02:37:13 PM  
I wonder what bad thing the company is trying to coverup, that is a REALLY big donation.
2003-12-19 02:37:25 PM  
And that's the first REALLY good things I've seen this Xmas season.

Diety-of-choice bless us, everyone!
2003-12-19 02:37:42 PM  
there's a little tear in my eye now and my coworkers are plotting ways to humiliate me in front of the whole office for being such a sap.

2003-12-19 02:39:32 PM  
Meat is truly a hero.
2003-12-19 02:40:06 PM  

Nice to see americans get fatter on free meat while starving ethiopians would have to pay for that same meat because the yanks want their profit margins.

Tell ya what, when we have no more starving people here then we can start taking care of the rest of the world.

2003-12-19 02:40:16 PM  
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2003-12-19 02:40:24 PM  
I've got some meat I'll donate to that Frank biatch RIGHT HERE.

No, no... I kid. This is a nice story. It fills me with a feeling of warmth and merry cheer, as if my body were a veritable cauldron of boiling egg nog rich in nutmeg. I feel like a 6-foot pine tree laying on a mexican beach, basking in the sun and eating peppermint candy canes. I imagine that if I ever got to live out my dream of murdering a clown with my bare hands, it would make me feel as joyful as this story did. Oh wait... no, nevermind that last one. That's no good. When If a clown ever turns up dead, apparently brutally beaten to death, that wasn't me.

Uhm... Merry Christmas, everyone!
2003-12-19 02:40:47 PM  
Nice to see americans get fatter on free meat while starving ethiopians would have to pay for that same meat because the yanks want their profit margins.

Tell them to move WHERE THE FOOD IS!
2003-12-19 02:41:37 PM  
Abbynormal, I got a steak bundle from a friend one christmas and it was and still is one of the best presents I have ever received.
So in other words yes getting free meat for christmas is a good thing.
2003-12-19 02:41:54 PM  
Everybody should buy some meat from Smithfield Packing Co.
2003-12-19 02:42:03 PM  

Wow, was that an obvious troll comment or what? Ok, I';; bite. It's American meat, given by an American company to other American people. After all starving Americans are fed, then we can worry about the rest of the world...
2003-12-19 02:42:43 PM  
Do some more research. We send more food around the world than any other country in history. The food we send to Ethiopia is rotting on the docks because of the corruption of the government. THEY refuse to feed the people. Ain't the damn Yanks. 'Course, in the words of the Late, Great, Kineson, they could just MOVE TO WHERE THE FOOD IS! SEE THIS? IT'S SAND! KNOW WHAT IT'LL BE IN A HUNDRED YEARS? IT'LL BE SAND! NOTHING GROWS IN SAND ASSHATS!

/well fed makin' chili Yank
2003-12-19 02:44:46 PM  
"We were so desperately short of protein," said Frank

For some reason that makes me giggle
2003-12-19 02:44:47 PM  
Meat ... it's what's for dinner.
2003-12-19 02:45:27 PM  
As a community volunteer I think that was very nice of folks at Smithfield, and if you want to compliment them here's their address:

Smithfield Foods, Inc
200 Commerce Street
Smithfield, VA 23430
2003-12-19 02:45:47 PM  
Know your cuts of MEAT
2003-12-19 02:45:54 PM  
Meatwad make the money see,
Meatwad get the honeys G.
2003-12-19 02:45:56 PM  
wait, how can she be a hero if she didn't risk her life? I see no mention of machine gun nests, broken knives, or wounded comrades...

2003-12-19 02:46:04 PM  
Feeding/Housing the homeless I don't necessarily have a problem with. at least then you know they're getting what you intend to give.

Giving them money is naive. Giving money to an organization to give to them is assinine (exception for Purple Heart and Salvation Army).
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