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Wanted: 1 goat herder, 30 goats at O’Hare Int’l Airport (Chicago)
WFLD FOX Chicago ^ | September 13, 2012 | Dane Placko

Posted on 09/14/2012 10:01:06 AM PDT by EveningStar

...Fox Chicago has learned the Chicago Department of Aviation recently put out a bid looking for someone to supply goats to graze on the grass and brush at O'Hare. It also calls for a goat herder...

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxchicago.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: airport; chicago; goat; goatherder; goats; illinois; napl; ohare
Chicago looking for goats to graze at O'Hare
1 posted on 09/14/2012 10:01:12 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows

ping


2 posted on 09/14/2012 10:02:12 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
And of course there's not a snowball's chance in hell that a single one of these goats could somehow escape and then find itself on a runway as a 747 is landing or taking off.
3 posted on 09/14/2012 10:04:33 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama's Reelected Imagine The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: EveningStar

Let’s see, gas is $4 gal., mowing is a drag...but I can but a good goat for under $100 and go green and please Algore at the same time ...


4 posted on 09/14/2012 10:04:41 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: EveningStar

Paging Goat Granny.............


5 posted on 09/14/2012 10:07:56 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: EveningStar

hire mooseshell and her constituents. healthy non-meat diet.

blessings, bobo


6 posted on 09/14/2012 10:08:39 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: EveningStar
The obamas will be unemployed very soon, hold that ad.
7 posted on 09/14/2012 10:12:35 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: EveningStar

Why yes, I know how to herd goats, I was once the head of the Democratic Party.

8 posted on 09/14/2012 10:13:32 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: EveningStar

Will this make the Cubs win?


9 posted on 09/14/2012 10:15:21 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: EveningStar

"We're expert goat herders. We'd be happy to help out at your busy airport!"


10 posted on 09/14/2012 10:15:52 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: EveningStar
Let them graze on Wrigley Field!
11 posted on 09/14/2012 10:22:19 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: annieokie

Wasnt one of his pappys a goat herder ?


12 posted on 09/14/2012 10:24:04 AM PDT by ßuddaßudd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: EveningStar

Chicago?? Sounds like a good temp job for a teacher.


13 posted on 09/14/2012 10:49:42 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: EveningStar

Goats browse. If they want grazers, they should be looking for sheep.


14 posted on 09/14/2012 10:50:22 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: EveningStar; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
The TSA-holes are getting lonely.


15 posted on 09/14/2012 10:54:14 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: EveningStar

Don’t give the position to a Muslim. The goats would be sexually abused.


16 posted on 09/14/2012 10:56:22 AM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Even if one did, so what? I mean, sad for the goat, but it’s not going to ruin any one else’s day, unless the pilot is a moron and tries to swerve.


17 posted on 09/14/2012 10:58:48 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman
Even if one did, so what? I mean, sad for the goat, but it’s not going to ruin any one else’s day, unless the pilot is a moron and tries to swerve.

They say that a 6 inch long piece of metal brought down the Concorde in Paris.A 747 hitting a goat...on takeoff *or* landing...might cause big problems,it seems to me.Pilots might want to correct me on this...I'm not a pilot.

18 posted on 09/14/2012 11:33:17 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama's Reelected Imagine The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: Born to Conserve

Re your #14: “...they should be looking for sheep.”

Not an option.

Muslims don’t like sheep.

They like goats.

Sheep would offend them, and you know how they get when you “offend” them!

Sheep, therefore, ist verbotten!


19 posted on 09/14/2012 11:48:46 AM PDT by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: manic4organic
Don’t give the position to a Muslim. The goats would be sexually abused.

Only four of them with any frquency.
20 posted on 09/14/2012 11:51:18 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I have a new zest for life!"--Calvin from Las Vegas)
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To: manic4organic

Re 16 - What do you think the Muslim Airport Workers are going to do between prayer breaks?

You don’t really think that it’s about the grass, do you?


21 posted on 09/14/2012 11:57:56 AM PDT by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: EveningStar

Put the goatherder notice on the bulletin board at the nearest mosque...oh, wait- that would be goat humper.


22 posted on 09/14/2012 12:15:46 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Boogieman
Even if one did, so what?

If ingesting a bird can bring a plane down, I imagine a goat would be catastrophic!

23 posted on 09/14/2012 12:18:10 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: EveningStar

the jokes just write themselves.


24 posted on 09/14/2012 12:23:26 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: JimRed; Gay State Conservative

Yes, I suppose if it got sucked into the intake, it would be bad news. I hadn’t thought about that.


25 posted on 09/14/2012 12:27:08 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: EveningStar

During the mid 80’s I was an Air Force air traffic controller stationed in Berlin and worked in the control tower at Tempelhof. There was a large flock of sheep grazing on the grassy infield adjacent to the runways. Turned out that shortly after the Wall went up a shepherd escaped from East Berlin with some of his sheep. The Americans consented to allow him to graze his sheep on Tempelhof. When I was there the shepherd had about 60 or 70 sheep, a portable electric fence and a dog to keep them under control. He would move his sheep about and never interfered with flight operations.


26 posted on 09/14/2012 3:29:44 PM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Born to Conserve
An acre of knee high alfalfa would be grazed to about ground level by 40 goats in less than a week...We would then close off that pasture and the alfalfa would grow again...you could get 3 good alfalfa feedings per summer...the rest of the pasture was regular grass's, timothy with some alfalfa and other grasses...You close off an area when the goats are done and let it grow up again...there are a few things they won't eat like wild mustard, you have to get rid of burdock first, that can cause problems for the animals...electric wire keeps them penned in good. they won't go near the wire more than once...grazing and the nose hits the wire, they stay at least a foot from said wire... But I don't know of the different between browser vs. grazers, You put goat, sheep or cattle in a pasture and they eat just about anything. (with few exceptions)
27 posted on 09/14/2012 6:17:38 PM PDT by goat granny
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