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3.30.2009

I Completely Missed This

And in an unrelated item, the Update also had a story about a guy who ended up on shore after his boat capsized on Lake Bridgeport. (And I saw yet another drowning in Dallas County.)

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

David Spiller let those goats out. I saw him chasing one down FM 51.

Anonymous said...

Pretty funny prank. But I'm sure someone will get all bent out of shape over this.

Anonymous said...

Not really a funny prank, considering they ended up on 51 and spread through Lipsey addition. The show barn doors were open up as well. Horses were found on Preskitt Road. People could have been seriously injuried, not to mention the loss of money for a showman who had an animal in the sale that ended up splattered on 51.

Just saying.

Anonymous said...

We need some animal rights folks out there at the Youth Fair next year. It should not cost the county over 30 to 40 grand for them to stand guard.

I know who did it Barry, but I do not need the 1000 bucks yet.

I bought GM stock first thing this morning...(smile)

Anonymous said...

Amen to annoy 10:42 -- you spend countless hours getting your animals ready to find out someone did a "prank" that could have cost the animal and someone's life.....

Anonymous said...

There's a lot of time and money going into these animals. If it had happened to my kids, I'd be pissed off.

Anonymous said...

LETS ALL CRY OVER WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED IT WAS PROBABLY SOME POOR LITTLE KID THAT DIDNT WIN THE SHOW'S MOMMY TEACHING HER LITTLE JIMMY ITS OK TO RETALIATE. AND WHERE WAS THE SECURITY(DEPUTY) THAT WE TAX PAYERS PAY FOR.

Anonymous said...

Security is only on Wednesday and Thursday night to prevent any drugs from being given to other animals. Friday night has no security because the showing and drug testing of animals is complete.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it time to get rid of the Youth Fair? I mean, isn't it a terrible idea to give youths the notion that farming/ranching is a good career choice?

Anonymous said...

I will give whoever did this $1,000 for giving me such a good laugh this Monday morning. As far those who might have been injured/killed as a result of smashing into a horse or goat or something - well, this is Wise County and you should watch the f*ck out where you're going.

Anonymous said...

12:06 to your comment farming and ranching maybe all we have left with the economy the way it is. At least when you have a child or more showing you know where they are.. You don't have to worry about them being out causing trouble.. My child did have an animal at the show that was untied but thankfully it was o.k..Who ever did this does'nt understand the time and money that is spent on show animals. It doesn't matter if it is a pig,goat,lamb or steer a child has taken the time and spent money on getting them to the fair to sale..

Anonymous said...

You guys chill out. No footballs, pads, helmets, etc involved. Now that would be serious.

Anonymous said...

I showed for over ten years at the Youth Fair. It is not about teaching your child to make a lucrative amount of money farming or ranching. It teaches responsibility and shows kids that time & effort does pay off. They can make a reasonable amount of money on their animal if it makes the sale.

Anonymous said...

12:45 - Farming/ranching has been "bailed out" for as long as I can remember. They don't pay their fair share of property taxes or gas taxes, they are subsidized to the hilt and the tax code is filled with special exceptions for farming/ranching.

With all the ag-exemptions in and around Decatur it is clear as day why our school district sucks. In short, other people have to foot the bill for Johnny Farmer's kid to go to school.

Anonymous said...

Its a good thing that farming and ranching doesnt put food on the table. Who needs food anyway?! Just sayin...

Anonymous said...

How do you fingure farming and ranching does'nt put food on the table?? Where do you get your beef,chicken,porkchops,and your veggies?? sounds to me you will be on a diet if you ever need a farmer and a rancher. You might try putting a garden in OH I forgot that would put you in the catagory of a farmer.

Anonymous said...

1:49 Did you ever stop to think to some of these kids are not raised on the farm? They are actually city kids who have taken on the responsibility of an animal. Nice try, but your comment is b.s.!!!!!

Next time you go to buy groceries or beef, stop to think where they came from.

Anonymous said...

I hope you go hungry someday.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean we can have Field Turf at Eagle Stadium yet.

Anonymous said...

11:46 YOU TAX PAYERS DON'T PAY FOR DEPUTY'S ON THE FAIR GROUNDS DURING THE YOUTH FAIR. THE MONIES COMES FROM THE ENTRIES AND THE YOUTH FAIR BOAD AND DONATION FROM LOCAL BUSINESS THAT ARE NEEDING A TAX RIGHT OFF....

Anonymous said...

I doubt the Youth Fair produces many farmers or grows more food. Looking at the preponderance of grossly overweight citizens in the USA, I say a few more should maybe go a little hungry.

I have a bright idea!!! Let's tax the overweight folks and apply that money to our schools and medical system.

Anonymous said...

Apparently 3:06 doesnt comprehend sarcasm LOL

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure the few winners who get the big bucks for their Grand Champions won't see that kind of dough at the sale barns come reality time.

Anonymous said...

Reality happened Satuday afternoon when a 270 pound pig was worth $62.00 floor price and sold for over $1500 in the auction.

I think we are teaching these kids lessons in every project at the Youth Fair. Did you happen to go see the Auto Mechanics competition? Or the Fashion Sewing contest? Wow! These kids have talent!

Anonymous said...

Like all interprises, the Youth Fair can be incredibly instructive or it can be as corrupt as parents are willing to make it.

I for one would encourage my kid to enter the cake contest over any other. The profit margin there is incredible and should you lose you still have the cake that night.

The potential harm of this stunt tho cannot be minimized. When caught, those involved should do community service equal to the time all those people spent rounding up the animals.........like starting with cleaning out the stalls.

Anonymous said...

Some of these children don't put time and effort in these animals. Mom and dad pay someone to do it.

Anonymous said...

It is unbelievable how totally idiotic people are... a big laugh over something like this... my son had a steer turned loose, and you complete fools run into him you'll be looking to sue me... give me a break.... ag-exemption on gas wells and production, you better look at who is supporting the schools... cause it aint you fools.... You people want to get away from the big city and then you want to run down the life styles and opportunities offered here.... please please please go back to the rocks you crawled from....

Anonymous said...

7:12 - you sure must be proud of your steer-raising son.I'm sure this experience will lead him become CEO of a Fortune 500 company one day.

Anonymous said...

That is about as funny as Limbaugh is when he has not had dope for a few days.