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Author:  larry larry
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Date:  12/4/2007 6:03:51 PM
Subject:  For Ernie
Butch the Rooster     (POLITICS ON THE FARM)

John the farmer was in the fertilized egg business.
He had several hundred young layers (hens), called
"pullets", and ten roosters, whose job it was to
fertilize the eggs (for you city folks).

The farmer kept records and any rooster   that didn't
perform went into the soup pot and was replaced. That
took   an awful lot of his time, so he bought a set of
tiny bells and attached them to his roosters.

Each bell had a different tone so John could tell from
a distance, which rooster was performing.

Now he could sit on the porch and fill out an
efficiency report simply by listening to the bells.
The farmer's favorite rooster was old Butch, and a
very fine specimen he was, too.

But on this particular morning John noticed old
Butch's bell hadn't rung at all! John went to investigate.

The other roosters were chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing.
The pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover.

But to Farmer John's amazement, old Butch had his bell
in his beak, so it couldn't ring. He would sneak up
on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.

John was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the
Renfrew County Fair and he became an overnight
sensation among the judges.

The result...The judges not only awarded old Butch the
No Bell Piece Prize but they also awarded him the
Pullet surprise as well.

Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making:
Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two
of the most highly coveted awards on our planet by
being the best at sneaking up on the populace and
screwing them when they weren't paying attention?

 For Ernie by larry larry at 12/4/2007 6:03:51 PM
 Re: For Ernie by Joey L. at 12/4/2007 6:42:33 PM
 Re: For Ernie by Joey L. at 12/4/2007 6:44:29 PM
 Re: For Ernie by andrew p at 12/4/2007 8:56:23 PM
 Re: For Ernie by Ernie at 12/5/2007 5:44:07 PM