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I think we can all laugh at this elitist anti-hunter...

Discussion in 'Legal' started by SomeKid, Apr 3, 2006.

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  1. SomeKid

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    http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_83041.asp

    It probably doesn't surprise anyone anymore. Some guy, FROM NEW YORK, writes to us stupid Tennesseans about how barbarous we are, for going out and hunting turkeys. Of course, we do it only becuase we all truly want to make these critters suffer and die.

    I especially love his logic, because of all the violence involved, firearms industry benfits, just for one example.

    The guy must be so elitist he likes the smell of his own farts to write us a letter from New Paltz, NY, to Chattanooga, TN, telling us all about how things work.

    If anyone wants to throw a letter in, news@chattanoogan.com

    I am going to laugh at this guy for a day or so, then toss my own in. As a non-hunter it will still be fun to poke at this yankee.

    Before I do that, I have a question for any tax lawyers out there.

    From: http://www.all-creatures.org/cash/activist-center.html

    Can a non-profit tax-deductible group legally lobby like this?
     
  2. crazed_ss

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    Do most people who hunt turkeys usually eat them? I dont see any problem with that.

    I'm not necessarily a fan of just shooting animals for sport. I'm an elitist Yankee Californian though :)
     
  3. beerslurpy

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    Humor



    Your heads.
     
  4. fal 4 me

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    beerslurpy,

    Could you please clarify your last statement. I hope I misunderstood what you wrote, but as it stands now that is one of the worst comments I've read on any board.
     
  5. SomeKid

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    fal,

    It was a joke. Not too HRish, but I admit, I liked it all the same. (Though I hope a good thread isn't locked over it. I really would like an answer to the original question.)
     
  6. hayseed

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    If I'm not mistaken, it was hunters who saved the wild turkey from extinction.
     
  7. boofus

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    Ben Franklin was a great admirer of the wild turkey. He even proposed that the national symbol of the fledgling United States be the turkey.

    That didn't stop him from chomping down on a leg every now and then. If it's good enough for Ben to hunt/eat then it's good enough for me.

    Once again the leftist commies are against the beliefs of the founding fathers. Is it too late to give NY back to the British? The NY delegates abstained from the vote and never wanted to sign the Declaration of Independence at the continental congress of 1776 anyway. I think they would happier under the crown. They are certainly closer to France than they are Tennessee.
     
  8. Prof. A. Wickwire

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    Boofus,

    Now, now. Not all New York State residents are anti-hunting and/or anti-gun. Painting us all with the same brush is not accurate.

    No offense intended or taken.

    Sincerely,

    Prof. A. Wickwire
     
  9. Zero_DgZ

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    So what, does this guy not eat turkey on thanksgiving? Doesn't that make you some kind of facist pinko or something if you don't? I haven't checked in a while.
     
  10. The Drew

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    mmmmm.... Turkey...
     
  11. boofus

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    No but it makes you a fascist pinko if you don't eat turkey and no one else should either because you say so.
     
  12. birddog

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    Speaking as a turkey hunter, FROM NEW YORK...These kinds of statements are as idiotic as the anti-hunter's.

    Look at a map friend...it's a big state. Full of people. Lots of different kinds of people. And even though I'm from 350 miles away from NYC, I know many good hunters who live IN that city, believe it or not.

    :rolleyes:
     
  13. Erebus

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    The guy has probably never seen a live turkey that wasn't on video.

    Another elitest who thinks he is so much smarter than all us "redneck gun toters" that he needs to have his will forced on us "for our own good".

    Gotta love all these big city smart people who want to protect us by taking all our rights away. :barf:

    I got 6 turkeys that tromp through my yard every morning at 4 am(sometimes earlier) and used to wake me up. I've learned to sleep through all their noise. Oh I mean the birds, not the big city turkeys.
     
  14. dfaugh

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    Wonder why he's picking on Tenneseeans...We Have our own Turkey season (actuatlly spring and fall) right here in NY and the DEC has spent the last several years trying to build the populations in some areas. When I was growing up, we NEVER saw a wild turkey in this area...Now they come right up into my back yard!
     
  15. StopTheGrays

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    I am surprised no one commented on this bit of BS. As if bird watching or animal watching can surplant or replace the economic impact hunting has. In Wisconsin no one talks about the 100s of thousands of people heading out into the woods to look at animals. They are talking about all the hunters going out. Each one of those hunters spends a lot of money to hunt. From fees, monies spent on clothing, ammo, firearms, food, gas and many more items. To say that the economic activity that could be generated by looking at animals could outpace that spending is just ignorant.
     
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    Notice the use of "eccentric" adjectives. I tend to shy away from any kind of news story that overly dramaticizes things that really dont warrant such a descriptive word for it.

    Its just like Propoganda. (Communist Propoganda comes to mind with this)Like "The Valiant forces of the PLF utterly obliterated a U.S. Army Battalion".


    I hope you guys get what im trying to say. Im not very clear with conveying my complex thoughts on a computer.


    I think hes just jealous of our new waterfront development. Good to see another Chattanoogan on here(or if youre from a surrounding area).
     
  17. Guy B. Meredith

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    Yeah, Mr. NY should move to the suburbs. I had heard tales of the wiley, challenging wild turkey when younger and itched for a chance to see this mystical creature in it's natural habitat.

    Well, I now live in suburbia outside Oakland, CA and the wiley creatures like wild turkeys and California quail swarm all over the local medical center parking lot, the turkeys stroll down a couple of miles to our yard a dozen at a time and totally ignore us.

    Then if you're into Canadian geese or Mallards a visit to the local PacBel/ATT/SBC whatever-it-is-this-week parking lot will find swarms of those critters in total control of the pavement. We fight to keep Mallards out of the local swimming pool.

    Dern those hunters and conservationists that saved the threatened wild creatures!!! :fire:

    If Mr. NY were here he would be begging for a hunting season.
     

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    I wonder if the idiot is aware that, were it not for NWTF and hunting-related turkey restoration efforts, many parts of the country would not have ANY of the birds.

    My county, for example, now has thousands, where ten years ago, there were none.

    This guy might be a vegan, of course, but he doesn't say that because he knows that 99% of Tennessee residents, including the seven who don't hunt, wouldn't even read any further. Of course, his being from New York probably caused at least 50% of heartland readers to quit right there regardless.

    But if he's not and he does eat meat, can he perhaps explain why it's wrong to shoot a wild turkey, but it's right to raise turkeys in a confined space in the dark, wallowing in their own ****, until one day they are killed in a machine?

    As someone who happily watches wildlife but also hunts it (which of course often involves WATCHING it fly away as I stare down the rib of my shotgun wondering where the shot went) I can say that my hunting activities have generated several orders of magnitude more money for conservation than my watching ever has. Furthermore, my shooting at crows in front of my city condo with an Airsoft pistol has been doing a lot to save our local population of songbirds.

    Conservation requires rational thought, not pseudo-religious emotion.
     
  19. SomeKid

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    birddog, the point was that he is in New York, but talking down to us Tennesseans as if we were uncivilized barbarians. Imagine if I came up there, and started telling you how to run your schools.
     
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    Guy B. Meredith-

    Did you know that California F&G law allows turkey hunting with air rifles? Must be .20 caliber or larger.

    You could probably get away with shooting a turkey in your yard! I'd do it. Good eatin'!
     
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    My point is that you are in Tennesee, making assumptions about "New Yorkers" as a group. See....It is not a wise path to take, no matter which direction you're walking. If I had a buck for everytime someone dissed New Yorker's...I would have a lot bigger bank account. Your point -- and my point -- is that painting with a broad brush is rarely a good way to go through life. No offense intended, and only a little taken. Have a good day.
     
  22. SomeKid

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    birddog, read this post very carefully.

    It was the fact that some guy 2500 miles away wrote this. Had he been from Maine I would have had the same response.

    Now, back to the main point. Does anyone know if his organization could loose either its non-profit status, or the ability to be a 'contrabutions are tax-deductible' over this?
     
  23. birddog

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    Kid, I read the post carefully before I posted. I get it. What riles New Yorkers and Southerners alike is the idea that the group they belong to is one monolithic society of people with narrow points of view.

    I love Maine, by the way. The locals (except for the friend I hunt and fish with) constantly ask me how things are in "the big city". :rolleyes: Killed all my bears there, and love the place. It's probably more responsible for being sensitive about slams against New York than any other state. Those damned Mainers!!! Kidding, kidding.

    I'm all for getting back to your original topic.

    Heck, yes.
     
  24. ball3006

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    Well, we all know where yankee folks...

    stand by the color of their politicians. For you PC guys, I am talking about red/blue. You gotta wonder about folks from Tenn......after all, Al Gore is from there................:D chris3
     
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    Turkeys do no harm?

    That guy should visit here. I have turkeys that come through my back yard daily. In fact during the winter I put out a little cracked corn for them every day. But just lately they have been accused of attacking people. (I'm serious!) Apparently they have lost their fear of people to the point that the toms will go after them. (I've had a big domestic tom walk up to me and make noises so that I understood who was boss.)
     
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