Thursday, March 22, 2012

Liberal Conspiracy Ousts Elephants From Fair

Jenny Stockdale reports in the Daily Pilot, HERE, that the Orange County Fair Board voted today to not renew the contract with Have Trunk Will Travel to provide elephant rides at the Orange County Fair this year.


According to Stockdale, comments were evenl
y split and the board voted 6-1 against the renewal of the contract. Only member Dave Ellis voted in favor of the renewal and Kristina Dodge was absent. (Number corrected from original article. Member Ali Jahangiri was also absent)


This is clearly a liberal conspiracy caused by the new tilt of the Fair Board as a result of Governor Jerry Brown's recent appointments. This is an effort to sweep ANY indication of Republican symbolism from the Fairgrounds. They certainly don't want those hundreds of children who have ridden elephants at the Fair for the past quarter century to be unduly influenced to think like a conservative. No sir! I fully expect to see this very popular attraction replaced with donkey rides in the very near future.

OK, cut me some slack. Sometimes you just have to have some fun with the n
ews. More serious stuff to follow soon.

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Blogger Gericault said...

Ironically it was the one "jackass' left on the board that dissented.

3/22/2012 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous fc_2012 said...

how about tea cups?

3/22/2012 07:04:00 PM  
Blogger Angry White Man said...

Pretty funny Geoff, you almost had me for a while !
I'll miss the elephants, I don't think they were mistreated. Maybe they are better off living here in So. Cal giving rides. They could be in Africa or Asia dodging poachers.

3/22/2012 09:43:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

AWM, :-) I was hoping...
This is actually a pretty important issue. I've never seen the elephants at the Fair being "abused" - but that definition is very much in the eye of the beholder.

It's a sad commentary that the young people will have fewer and fewer places to view magnificent animals like those elephants as this kind of movement gains steam.

3/22/2012 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous That's Too Bad said...

Elephants in captivity have to earn their keep, just like humans do. Due to the fact that zoos are filled up with all the animals they can handle now, the Orange county Fair elephant may eventually have to be put down if no one wants to help support it.

PETA has become nothing more than an animal terrorist organization that is making every effort to stop the breeding and sale of thoroughbred pets. This is another example of their hatred for animals. Before you donate to this organization, try to remember that they are obviously animal haters, not animal lovers.

3/23/2012 12:06:00 AM  
Blogger Colin said...

Looks like this story made it to NY -

3/23/2012 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Vern said...

When the animal rights people first contacted me last month (I hooked them up with Joyce and Nick, and advised them) their e-mail was entitled "I know you're a Democrat, Vern, but do you care about Elephants?"

3/23/2012 09:39:00 AM  

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