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by ARLnow.com — January 11, 2012 at 8:42 am 3,318 142 Comments

Group to Discuss Backyard Chickens — Arlington’s Committee of 100 will take up the issue of backyard chicken raising at its meeting tonight. Among the speakers are an official from Albemarle County, where urban chicken keeping is allowed; the founder of the Arlington Egg Project, which is pushing the county to change its restrictive poultry ordinance; and an Arlington resident who lives next door to a neighbor who raises chickens. [Committee of 100]

‘Office of Latino Affairs’ On the Back BurnerCorrected at 4:30 p.m. — A proposal to create an Office of Latino Affairs in Arlington is still on the back burner, the Sun Gazette reports. An earlier version of this item erroneously stated that County Board member Walter Tejada supports the creation of the office, and neglected to link to the Sun Gazette article. Tejada tells ARLnow.com that he supports improving services for Latino residents, but doesn’t think the creation of a separate county department is necessarily the best way to go about it. “I don’t think it’s the thing to do,” he said. [Sun Gazette]

Candidates Weigh in On Issues on GGW — Three (out of five) candidates for County Board weighed in on issues from the Columbia Pike streetcar to the Crystal City sector plan via the website Greater Greater Washington. Melissa Bondi, Libby Garvey and Kim Klingler responded to a candidate questionnaire issued by the site. [Greater Greater Washington]

  • http://www.exactcom.com.au/proofs/KombiPics/Wrecks/bayBushOvergrown.jpg Overgrown Bush

    Hey, Tejada: I want an Office Of Anglo-Saxon Affairs.

    • TGEoA

      The office will coordinate people to go out and clean chicken coops

      • http://www.exactcom.com.au/proofs/KombiPics/Wrecks/bayBushOvergrown.jpg Overgrown Bush

        Hopefully they will take the overpriced trolley to get there.

      • charles

        Arlington County is a little more densely populated than Albemarle. Keep chickens and the vermin that follow – raccoons, foxes – out of Arlington back yards. Or at least include a rule that they can’t be within 100 yards of a neighbor.

        • say NO to vermin

          “Keep chickens and the vermin that follow”

          Hear that Zimmie, Mary, Walter and Jay? Stay outta my yard! And keep the rest of the vermin away too.

        • NoVapologist

          We have lots of foxes in the backyards of my neighborhood and have for years. They have never been a problem and it’s their territory as much as ours.

    • G Clifford Prout

      Office of biracial bisexual bipolar bicycle-riding hermaphrodites please!

      • TGEoA

        No, that would be the County Board support staff

        • drax

          Too close to home.

    • Steamboat Willie

      You’ve had one for over 400 years in this country

      • Daniel

        +1

      • Richard Cranium

        I have? But I haven’t been alive for over 400 years . . .

      • http://www.exactcom.com.au/proofs/KombiPics/Wrecks/bayBushOvergrown.jpg Overgrown Bush

        “in this country”, as if it isn’t your country…….. Classic.

        • drax

          Oh, come on OB.

          • http://www.exactcom.com.au/proofs/KombiPics/Wrecks/bayBushOvergrown.jpg Overgrown Bush

            How about “We’ve had one for over 400 years in the United States”? (although the US or “this country” have not been an organized entity that long…..)

            The choice of words is key. I don’t know SW’s ethnic background, but I do tend to notice a separation from “this country” by many Latinos (not all) despite living and prospering here. That’s all I’m point out…

          • drax

            Seriously, come on.

          • CourthouseChris

            weak.

    • Bluemontsince1961

      LOL! Shoot, that wouldn’t happen in a million years!

  • Sam

    Has anyone eaten at American Seafood? I’ve always been intrigued but have never actually stopped there.

    • JimPB

      American Seafood — a long running family business. Good but pricey. We go there for convenient, special sea food treats.

      • CW

        What’s best there? Do you know where they get it from? Sadly, I’ve been extremely disappointed with this whole Chesapeake Bay seafood thing since moving to the D.C. area. What you can get in New England or Florida blows it away.

        • TGEoA

          Chesapeake Bay Seafhood house…. I miss you every day.

          • Lou

            Those were like the pinnacle of seafood dining around here, before Red Lobster broke onto the scene.

            We used to go to the one in the shopping center across from Skyline.

          • http://www.exactcom.com.au/proofs/KombiPics/Wrecks/bayBushOvergrown.jpg Overgrown Bush

            I can remember when that spot was the Korvettees Pet Shop.

          • http://www.exactcom.com.au/proofs/KombiPics/Wrecks/bayBushOvergrown.jpg Overgrown Bush

            Great video from 1965 here from that shopping center…

            http://pleasantfamilyshopping.blogspot.com/2008/03/live-from-korvette-city.html

          • Lou

            The Chesapeake Bay place was around the side, kind of down a hill to a lower parking lot if I recall correctly.

            I would always get the fried shrimp and french fry platter. Everything fried. Than my dad would tell everybody that the scallops were just shark fins cut with a cookie cutter. Every visit was the same.

          • Bluemontsince1961

            Yep, me too. The old Chesapeake Bay Seafood House….years ago, a bunch of my friends and I met there every Friday or Saturday for dinner…Alaskan King Crab legs and beer.

          • Adam East

            I still have a stereo I bought from there in the mid-1970s. It still works fine. Lenoxx brand. I also remember buying some furniture there at one point. I liked the store.

          • novasteve

            Chesapeak Bay, seafood house! Get all the seafood.. you can eat!

            WHEN!

        • JimPB

          Much of the “catch” sold here comes from other than the C Bay.

          • drax

            Yep, the C Bay has been polluted almost to death.

          • JamesE

            I go fishing in Anacostia.

          • Swag

            I go trashing in the Anacostia.

          • CW

            I love how in one sentence it’s “the oysters are helping to clean up the heavily polluted bay” and then in the next “eat cheaspeake oysters, the best in the world!”. Yeah, I could also eat dirt that I’ve dug out of a Superfund site.

        • JamesE

          We just need a good crab house (not the Clarendon ballroom, heeeyyyoooo) that will serve me 100 steamed crabs in old bay.

          • CW

            Ever go the Quarterdeck? People rave about it. Also it doesn’t get any cheaper than ordering them up at the Maine Ave. market and eating them on the dock.

          • JamesE

            I am pretty lazy, so if I have to actually travel more than 0.5 miles it severely limits my choices, the Quarterdeck sounds nice though but driving there is any issue

          • CW

            I think they have a decent amount of parking…

          • some guy who thinks he’s a king or something

            I must have my 100 crabs within a half mile of my home!

          • JamesE

            I’m just going to hit up a Red Lobster and get the free cheese biscuits.

          • Bluemontsince1961

            I have to admit the cheese biscuits at Red Lobster are pretty darn good. I had the Lobster pasta back when at the old Red Lobster in Falls Church on Broad St. that was also pretty decent (it wouldn’t be jack in New England, but for here, pretty decent).

        • Arlingtoon

          Actually a lot of what Gary carries is from Florida. His is an interesting story — he moved from Florida to the D.C. area when his wife was an extended-stay patient at NIH. He knew a bunch of guys down in Florida who were in the seafood business, so he opened up America’s Seafood and got them to ship their best stuff to him in Arlington. I believe his wife ultimately passed away from whatever she had that brought her to NIH, but his store is sufficiently successful that he’s remained here.

          He charges top dollar, but the quality of his fish is as high as any I’ve seen anywhere; if a supplier sends him something that’s a couple of days old he cuts that supplier off.

          He does get his cod and swordfish from New England (I think) but the red snapper and other fish all comes from the Florida coast.

          In addition to the fish, his prepared foods are also great. Hearty soups, great dips — it’s all good.

          (And he’s a good guy too — always glad to see you when you walk in the door.)

          Hope this is helpful –

          • mick way

            I’ve been buying fish from Gary for years. Always great quality and while higher than supermarket he’s not anywhere near the price of Whole Foods, et alia.

            He gets the best grouper.

          • CW

            Oh, if it’s from Florida and New England, I’ll be there tomorrow. Thanks!!! It’s just so tough these days, people advertise fresh this and authentic that and it all just ends up being farm-raised or mislabeled crap.

        • Set the Controls

          Thank you

  • http://www.exactcom.com.au/proofs/KombiPics/Wrecks/bayBushOvergrown.jpg Overgrown Bush

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    • Bluemontsince1961

      Hello, this is Col. Sanders….somebody call for me?

      • http://www.exactcom.com.au/proofs/KombiPics/Wrecks/bayBushOvergrown.jpg Overgrown Bush

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        • Bluemontsince1961

          Yummmmmmm….I’ll take 1/2 original and 1/2 extra crispy…with extra potato wedges.

          • http://www.exactcom.com.au/proofs/KombiPics/Wrecks/bayBushOvergrown.jpg Overgrown Bush

            Cluck! Cluck!……..Cluck! Cluck! CHOP!!!!!

            That will be $8.79 please.

        • thecharlesriver

          Someone has a lot of time on their hands.

  • OX4

    “Darryl P. Hobbs, a resident of Arlington, will tell about his experiences living next door to a residence with backyard chickens.”

    My God. The excitement is palpable.

    • Tom Terrific

      He will also explain the onion on his belt and how nickels used to have pictures of bumblebees on ‘em.

      • Jon

        His strategy is to tell them stories that don’t go anywhere.

    • OX4

      “Them chickens…they keep…STARING at me. Whispering god-awful things in the night. Last night, while I was spraying for slugs, I heard one. By the light of the wolf moon, one o’ them feathered devil-spawn poked its lips through a hole in the fence. I shuddered, dropping my Nescafe, but I couldn’t move. Suddenly terror struck me and my knee gave out. I fell backwards onto the grass. I shuffled backwards frantically, but horror seized my heart as my back slammed straight against the dew-covered oak tree. I could just see those chicken lips poking through the fence hole. The silver light of the moon shone on its fangs, and it softly whispered to me, ‘I’m coming for you, Darryl…’”

      • drax

        Well done.

      • Bluemontsince1961

        Excellent, OX4!

  • JimPB

    Nice Neighbors both —

    Darryl will tell about the rats that he believes the chicken raising attracted.

    Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that Dave, the chicken raiser, will tell about and show pixs and/or videos of his immaculate lot and home and garage. Perhaps ARLNow.Com would make such material available.

    • KalashniKEV

      Why? Chickens don’t live in the city. That would be stupid…

    • Donna

      Dave would love too but wasn’t asked. As far as Darryl, his story is very exaggerated.

  • a

    Serious question – whats the difference between Latino and Hispanic? Read it once but have forgotten what it is.

    • http://www.exactcom.com.au/proofs/KombiPics/Wrecks/bayBushOvergrown.jpg Overgrown Bush

      Hispanic refers to the Iberian Penisula. Latino refers to Latin America.

      • Quoth the Raven

        I’m not sure that’s true – I’m no expert, certainly, but I don’t think Spanish people refer to themselves as “Hispanic”, nor do the Portuguese.

        • http://www.exactcom.com.au/proofs/KombiPics/Wrecks/bayBushOvergrown.jpg Overgrown Bush

          From Wikipedia:

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hispanic

          “Hispanic (Spanish: hispano, hispánico) is a term that originally denoted a relationship to Hispania, which is to say the Iberian Peninsula: Portugal, Andorra, Gibraltar and Spain. ”

          I have no idea if their information is accurate, but it at least agrees with my recollection. They may not refer to themselves that way now.

    • Greg

      Hispanic indicates Spanish decent. So Brazil is not a Hispanic country even though it is in latin america.

    • novasteve

      What term does La Raza use? Becaues they are only interested in the interests of spanish speaking peple who aren’t of european origins.

    • Zoning Victim
      • Josh S

        Worthy of the special “over-the-top” obnoxious award – pre-fab snottiness!!

    • Burger

      do you want the PC answer or reality. Reality – Hispanics are Europeans from Spain from its colonial/conquest period that have assimilated into the culture/country – think Alex Rodriguez.

      Latino’s are really just Central and South American Native Americans i.e. South American Indians – think the guys standing around the Home Depot in Falls Church.

      PC answer (or what most people think) they are all one-in-the same even though genetically one came over the Land Bridge about 30,000 years ago and the other crossed the Atlantic about 200-500 years ago. Most hispanics settled in north or south American and have never really immigrated in mass numbers anywhere else once settling in their current country. Those that came descend from across the land bridge are generally the mass immigrants crossing the southern boarder.

      • novasteve

        Then La Raza is only interested in Latinos, not hispanics.

      • drax

        I saw Alex Rodriguez standing outside Home Depot though.

        • que

          that was Alejandro Rodriguez

      • Las Delicias Neighbor

        This is a gross simplification. Most modern inhabitants of Central and South America can trace their heritage to both native American and Iberian populations. There’s no reason to pretend Latino and Hispanic are rigid ethnic labels. And “political correctness” whatever that term even means, has nothing to do with it. The interchangeable labels are a consequence of two populations cohabiting, intermarrying, and forming new cultures and identities over five centuries. Let these people decide what they want to call themselves. The average day laborer you single out may possess some physical features in common with land bridge migrants, but I assure you they’ve inherited genes and culture from a wide variety of sources.

      • Josh S

        “just?”

  • DarkHeart

    Will the Chicken Chat be televised on FIOS?

  • novasteve

    how about an office of heterosexual affairs?

    notice liberals only care about darling minority groups?

    • Josh S

      No.

  • Sanders, Col. (Ret)

    Count me in. I want to know where the chicken-raisers live.

    • Wayne Kubicki

      Excellent!!!

    • Chicken Lover

      Me too!

    • Gen. Tso

      Step aside, Sanders, I outrank you.

      • Long Duc Dong

        ROR!

  • Vinh An Nguyen

    Does any other ethnic group have an Affairs Office?

    • Bluemontsince1961

      None that I know of. Maybe Walter doesn’t give a hoot about any other ethnic groups.

  • JimPB

    Remember the fresh eggs before the axe separates the head from the body.

  • HughJassPhD

    Does this mean chicken farms are now hipster approved?

    • Very Punny

      “Does this mean chicken farms are now hipster approved?”

      Sure, I have many fond memories of hippy chicks……….

  • Frank

    So when the excitement and newness of chicken-raising for the kids gets old when people realize how much work it is (and should be if you are responsible); just where do the backyard chicken proponents think the unwanted chickens will go?

    Do we expect the shelter to set up the unwanted chicken area?

    You have to know that there are too many people who will love the idea temporarily; but when baby comes or baby number two comes, chickens become too much work. We already have too many people dumping off their cats and dogs….

    We also have too many people who will not take the proper care necessary to protect these animals from predators…foxes dig, they climb, and they can jump tall fences…so putting chickens in your yard as a tasty morsel for local wildlife is just silly.

    There are just so many other reasons that this is a bad idea that one could go on for days. If you want to raise farm animals, move to a farm. Don’t try to put legislation in place that allows for something that the majority of folks would so thoroughly screw up that more animals will suffer.

    • drax

      Why do you assume someone can’t raise chicken properly simply because they live here instead of on a farm? Are we too stupid?

      • Frank Alfred

        Yes, a lot of people are too stupid.

        Some people will do just fine – but the majority, who can’t even be bothered to do their own lawns, clip their own shrubs, or blow their own leaves should not be allowed to add chickens to their backyards just because they like the idea of seeing a chicken lay an egg for them to eat. These are animals, who will need proper care and allowing just anyone to get them and “keep” them, just isn’t the smartest thing to do. Just because a few people who have educated themselves want to do it, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea for the rest of the people in the County.

        Again, yes, too many are too stupid to understand the responsibilities that go along with caring for an animal.

        • http://www.exactcom.com.au/proofs/KombiPics/Wrecks/bayBushOvergrown.jpg Overgrown Bush

          Bingo!

        • Quoth the Raven

          Probably the same people who let their dogs poop on my lawn!

          • Bluemontsince1961

            Comment of the day, Raven!

          • drax

            Guess we have to ban dogs too!

          • Quoth the Raven

            No, not dogs. Just the rude people who don’t clean up!

          • Bluemontsince1961

            Bingo, Raven!

        • drax

          Hey, Frank, that’s a great argument for banning all chicken farms. Doesn’t answer the question though – why assume that the only people who aren’t too stupid to raise chickens properly have to live out on a farm? That makes no sense.

          Plenty of people successfully raise chickens. Much like the care for dogs and cats in Arlington.

          And why assume that everyone wants to do it, and not just the few who actually educated themselves on how?

          The bottom line is that you just can’t manage to think outside the box. You are a typical suburban who just can’t handle change to your little world.

          • Josh S

            You said it brother! Or maybe I said it. I get confused.

          • Josh S

            Not the real slim shady ^^^

          • Frank Alfred

            Hey Drax – not going to get into a pXXsing match with you.

            You clearly need some remedial reading comprehension help because your question about what I assume is far off the mark.

            I grew up on a farm, own a farm today and happen to also live here. I understand the dedication it takes to care for animals, believe in humane treatment of animals, and can’t stand those who use animals for their personal enjoyment only to throw them out or not care for them when it’s not convenient.

            It is a horrible idea to allow just anyone to buy chickens, keep them in their backyard in our urban environment, just because they like the idea of having fresh eggs. Where does it stop? Want a goat? How about a cow? I want fresh milk, and I know all about caring for a cow. So, therefore, I should be able to have one. Right? Because I want it.

            If you allow non-domesticated animals of one kind, then you’ll need to defend why you won’t allow others when the next group of activists comes along with their “plan”.

            I personally feel that chickens should be allowed to freely roam, and backyard chickens in an urban environment will not be allowed to do that without significant investment from the chicken owner to safely enclose a large enough space in their yard to allow for that to happen. I also believe that very few of the people who decide to buy chickens and keep them in their yard will make that effort. I also believe that there will be quite a few residents excited by the idea of owning chickens “for the kids”, and then will get bored with it, and there will be chickens who need to be housed in our shelter or will end up running in the neighborhoods because some people are just too lazy to do the right thing.

            Just stop. You’re not cute or smart when you just try to pick fights on a comment board. Get over the fact that others have opinions – maybe you should try to have one and take a stand for something instead of trying to argue about someone else’s.

          • http://www.exactcom.com.au/proofs/KombiPics/Wrecks/bayBushOvergrown.jpg Overgrown Bush

            A very well thought out and elocuted response, Frank.

          • Jax S

            +1

          • Josh S

            Clap. Clap. Clap.

            The problem with getting on your soapbox now is that you started out by backhandedly denigrating a whole lot of people you don’t even know because you happen to think something is a bad idea. Without seeming to consider that there might, in fact, be a few people in the county who have enough common sense to match your seemingly unending stores of it.

            Here’s an idea – instead of ranting on the streetcorner, you could write an e-book on urban chicken farming and get rich quick on the ignorance of your neighbors.

          • Jax S

            pkb

          • Frank Alfred

            “Some people will do just fine ”

            Guess you missed that part.

          • Zoning Victim

            “I personally feel that chickens should be allowed to freely roam”

            Me, too; just like in Key West. The slippery slope argument that if you allow chickens you must allow “other non-domesticated animals” like cows and goats is a really old debate tactic that carries no weight, and you have your definitions a little crossed up because chickens are considered domesticated animals, as are cows, goats, pigs and sheep (unless they’re feral).

            I respect the fact that you grew up on a farm, but I, though not owning one, lived in farm country and worked on a family friends small personal farm where there were about 15 chickens. I can’t imagine anything that is easier to take care of than a chicken that actually eats and breaths.

            I also respect your opinion that people in urban environments shouldn’t be allowed to own chickens, though I completely disagree; it’s as valid as any other opinion. However, your arguments that the general population is too stupid to take care of a few chickens and we have to allow goats and cows if we allow chickens are fallacious.

        • Josh S

          So you are opposed to people owning dogs and cats, too. Right?

          • Quoth the Raven

            I’m not sure if you’re referring to my comment or not. But if so, I’m opposed to people letting their dogs poop on my lawn. I’m not opposed to people owning dogs and cats.

          • Josh S

            I believe my comment was to Frank.

          • http://www.exactcom.com.au/proofs/KombiPics/Wrecks/bayBushOvergrown.jpg Overgrown Bush

            Frank put together a good response and didn’t mention dogs and cats.

            That said, the owner of any animal can be negligent including owners of dogs, cats, parakeets, and hamsters.

            There are laws against animal cruelty, leash laws, poop laws, hoarding, etc. There are laws against owning certain types of animals, because even the best intended people can’t care for them properly in certain environments. The discussion here is whether or not people in Arlington should be able to own backyard chickens, and I believe Frank stated his case.

          • Suburban Not Urban

            Guess you need to read more closely – he says “non-domesticated animals” and also part of his point is that you need to consider the costs already built into the systems around dogs and cats for shelters etc.

        • bemused bystander

          “blow their own leaves”? how about raking them? less noise to spook the chickens.

    • Rojek

      I do not understand where this sudden egg eating fetish has come from. Are we lacking in egg supply around here? Who eats eggs anymore anyway? They are bad for your cholesterol. Are people going to sell any excess eggs? Are they going to start baking more pies and bread because they have all these eggs sitting around? Are we trying to grow a whole new generation of quiche eaters? It seems like a preposterous niche issue.

      • OX4

        I don’t know about any egg fetishes (what web sites are you going to?), but I can safely say the cholesterol myth was debunked about a decade ago:

        http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/egg-nutrition

        • Quoth the Raven

          Cholesterol be damned! Eggs are mighty tasty, and I have to assume that, like with other things, local eggs are fresher – old radio ad jingle: “Brown eggs are local eggs, and local eggs are fresh!”

      • Plunkitt of Clarendon Blvd

        Handy to have so that you always have fresh supply to take to County Board meetings to chuck at the board members…..not that I am actually advocating that practice !!!

      • drax

        If you want to eat stuff from your backyard, you get tired of tomatoes and lettuce after a while.

      • Josh S

        This is written by the same guy who wrote in as “Young Condo Owner” the other day. It’s a parody.

      • BlueSkies

        Eggs do go in a lot of recipes. And there are issues with factory-farmed eggs just like there are with other factory-farmed food.

        Egg-laying hens in many factory farms are kept their whole lives in tiny metal crates, bound so tightly they can’t turn around. They are fed food of such poor quality that the egg yolks look pale, so the food now includes dye to make the poor-quality egg yolks look attractive enough for people to keep eating them. One additive often put in their food is Roxarsone, which controls parasites and enhances growth. It contains arsenic. So there are lots of reasons, for your own health and to avoid cruelty to animals, that you might want to eat eggs from your own chickens.

        I grew up with backyard chickens in a suburban area, and it worked quite well.The hens are pretty quiet (the Arlington proposal is for hens only, no crowing roosters), and they’re fairly easy to care for.

        • Kortnee

          Too bad Obama’s Agriculture Dept is not putting a stop to all this arsenic poisoning going on in America. Blatant use of dangerous chemicals in the food chain. How can the government sit by and continue to let this happen????? It’s evil.

    • Clarendude

      It’s actually not that much work. A lot easier than gardening, IMO. Where I grew up, a suburb downstate with lots not much bigger than here (similar to R20), people had bees, a few chickens and one neighbor had a goose that was the most feared animal in the neighborhood (and this is when people let their dogs roam).

    • Lee-n-Glebe

      See, for example, Key West or Kauai. Overrun with stray / ferule chickens. Although we do have more predators here, I suppose.

    • dk

      If people grow tired of them….can’t they eat them?

    • BluemontFred

      They will go to the closest Chinese restaraunt.

    • Chris Slatt

      The disposal advantage of chickens over dogs and cats: we eat chickens in this country.

      • http://www.exactcom.com.au/proofs/KombiPics/Wrecks/bayBushOvergrown.jpg Overgrown Bush

        There are tons of hamburger joints in Arlington too, but I don’t want cows running around like we are in India.

        • Bluemontsince1961

          Careful, you might give some character an idea….imagine the R-B corridor at rush hour when someone’s cow gets loose.

          • http://www.exactcom.com.au/proofs/KombiPics/Wrecks/bayBushOvergrown.jpg Overgrown Bush

            That could indeed be a slippery situation.

          • Bluemontsince1961

            Y’all watch where you step and remember to wipe your feet before going inside!

        • yayasisterhood

          Have you ever had a fried egg on a burger? It’s pretty money.

    • Zoning Victim

      Where do the unwanted chickens go? “In mah belly!”

      Really dude, this is kind of silly don’t you think? I’m sure the illegal chicken dumping will be rampant, as will the horrible occurrences of chicenicide from all the predators digging under people’s fences.

      They’re not legislating anything into existence. They’re simply talking about getting rid of or relaxing what was a stupid regulation to begin with. Why should I be allowed to own dogs, cats, parrots and birds of almost all kinds, snakes, lizards and just about any kind of fish or rodents I want, but not a chicken?

      Also, chickens eat, drink water, poop and lay eggs; so if you can’t take care of a chicken without screwing it up, please go and get yourself sterilized because you damn sure shouldn’t be a parent.

  • Ashton Height Bob

    Candidate weigh in on the street car? Why is the local press failing to weigh in on Bondi’s sketchy past? Comments at Arlington Yupette state that Bondi flunked out of college. Her campaign website is vague, but implies a successful college career and her linkedin profile is grossly misleading about her education. Bondi’s linkedin profile reveals that she was unemployed from July 2009 until November 2010. The failure to pay IRS tax years are not listed — what was she doing and for whom?

    If she was running (okay, waddling) down the street carrying a bloody head, would the local democrats finally decide she is unqualified?

    • Richard Cranium

      That would depend entirely on whose head it was.

    • Tabs

      Her website isn’t so “vague” vis-a-vis college. She says she was there for three years, not that she earned a degree or that she was “successful”.

      Someone not finishing college — or being unemployed for more than a year –would not put me off voting for them. However, the failure to pay substantial county taxes and THEN not long after, trying to get on the county board? Uhh, no.

  • DarkHeart

    You realize all the chicken poop will pollute Donaldson Run.

    • Bluemontsince1961

      Oh no….save Donaldson Run!

  • yayasisterhood

    But… how will the chickens cross the road?

  • KalashniKEV

    Por La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada.

    RECONQUISTA!!!!!!!

  • OX4

    Vamos a jugar por la playa

  • thecharlesriver

    Office of Latino Affairs…..Now there’s a real load of crap. How about an Office of American Citizen’s Affairs?

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