I get all my news from Facebook – no really, I do. It is better than the mainstream media because it is colored by the opinions of the ones I love. Yesterday, it all started out with chickens.
My good friend posted the following and her sister asked for my humorous opinion –
Savannah Littrell Rice shared
Hoss Lors …. well – Gerty was at my front door this morning raising hell about this issue – she is our lead chicken spokesperson here on the ranch – while free-range – she is quite vocal when not fed her sweet feed and was pissed like hell that she could be shipped to China for processing. Her words were ” what do those slanty eyed flu lovin gooks know about chickens?” (yes, I know Gook is pejorative for a Korean – same difference)This conversation found its way to the dinner table and a whole diatribe on chickens!
The ranch has two different sets of chickens! The Rhode Island Red and the white Leghorn. Gerty is a Rhode Island Red and is really really smart. I like to think of her as an entitlement chicken. She begs and begs for grain and then pecks at it for a moment and then forgets about the grain. The white Leghorn chickens come and finish everything left from the morning feed.Now here is the irony – the entitlement chickens are the “white caretakers” original chickens – like him they are given everything – free medical and $1000 in food stamps while paid under the table by the ranch owner and they are red (like we like to think of Indians since this is a reservation). The white chickens were given to the caretaker by a “red” Indian, John WhiteManRunsHim (yes, Crow Indians get all the cool names) that has a good job as a counselor at a local school. The white chickens are industrious and clean up everything! I just love the spin on colors, racism, and perception!and now we are shipping more jobs to China –this is why I get all my news from Facebook…because one never knows where the mind might lead!
- Soon to Be Made in China: Your Chicken Nuggets (newser.com)