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Goat stunt backfires on New York congressman (Weiner gets bitten by goat at mohair subsidy event)
Yahoo News ^ | 6/10/10 | Holly Bailey

Posted on 06/10/2010 7:42:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Ever heard that old adage "Don't mess with the goat, you'll get the horn"? Neither had we, but maybe it's time for it to start going viral, after Rep. Anthony Weiner's bracing encounter with a pair of farmyard animals Thursday on Capitol Hill.

The New York Democrat, known for his flair for theatrics, showed up Thursday morning on the Hill with a pair of mohair goats, Lancelot and Arthur.

It was all about one of Weiner's, um, pet projects: his effort to repeal a nearly 60-year-old federal subsidy for mohair. According to Weiner's office, the subsidy hit the books back in the 1950s, when the government was worried about manufacturing enough wool for military uniforms. Well, that worry has long subsided, yet the subsidy is still there — paying out more than $20 million in the last decade, mostly to Angora goat farmers in Texas.

Ah, but political props, especially live ones, can be tricky. As the Hill's Christina Wilkie reports, one of those incredibly cute goats used its very sharp footlong horn to claim a piece of flesh from the congressman's right hand. "At press time, it was unclear which goat, Lancelot or Arthur, was to blame for Weiner's injury," Wilkie writes.

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TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: anthonyweiner; backfires; congressman; goat; goats; mohair; newyork; stunt; weiner

1 posted on 06/10/2010 7:42:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
Stupid weiner


2 posted on 06/10/2010 7:45:24 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: NormsRevenge

I guess that city boy learned a lesson about goats...didn’t he?


3 posted on 06/10/2010 7:46:53 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: NormsRevenge

“At press time, it was unclear which goat, Lancelot or Arthur, was to blame for Weiner’s injury.”

Given the method, my money’s on Lancelot.


4 posted on 06/10/2010 7:47:19 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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New York Congressman Anthony Weiner got up close and personal with a Mohair goat
on June 10, 2010, at a press conference in Washington and came away in pain.

CBS

5 posted on 06/10/2010 7:47:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The only appropriately-surnamed congresscritter.


6 posted on 06/10/2010 7:48:11 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: NormsRevenge

I guess he found out that screwing (with) a goat is not as easy as screwing his constituents.


7 posted on 06/10/2010 7:49:35 PM PDT by twhitak
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To: NormsRevenge

Sounds like he was gored, but “Weiner bitten by goat” is funnier.


8 posted on 06/10/2010 7:50:05 PM PDT by gundog (Outrage is anger taken by surprise. Nothing these people do surprises me anymore.)
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To: gundog

apparently the Thread Title Editorial board at FR agrees.. I asked to have ‘nicked’ used after first posting bit.. lol


9 posted on 06/10/2010 7:51:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Isn't he getting hitched to Hillary's Saudi Gal Pal?

He should be know his way around a goat by now.

10 posted on 06/10/2010 7:52:39 PM PDT by csvset
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To: NormsRevenge

The goat should plead self defense from a sexual assault.


11 posted on 06/10/2010 7:53:43 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: org.whodat; TigersEye

lmao! I guess the goat didn’t care for Weiner.


12 posted on 06/10/2010 7:53:59 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (Hey 0.....you don't kick A$$, you kiss A$$)
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To: NormsRevenge

A goat bites a weiner. This is news?


13 posted on 06/10/2010 7:57:03 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: NormsRevenge
The New York Democrat, known for his flair for theatrics, showed up Thursday morning on the Hill with a pair of mohair goats, Lancelot and Arthur.

This sounds very wrong. Does this guy commute to Tijuana on a regular basis?
14 posted on 06/10/2010 7:58:46 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: NormsRevenge; SwinneySwitch
I can tell that Weiner is a favorite for the folks in Val Verde County, Texas, right now. The US Mohair capital is Del Rio, Texas, and has been for over sixty years.
15 posted on 06/10/2010 8:00:02 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: NormsRevenge

She looks more like a camel than a goat.

16 posted on 06/10/2010 8:00:40 PM PDT by csvset
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To: NormsRevenge
Great thing about America first time I have ever heard of a crap eating goat.
17 posted on 06/10/2010 8:01:25 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: NormsRevenge

Apparently the goat knows who is a POS and who isn’t.


18 posted on 06/10/2010 8:01:58 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: sthguard
“At press time, it was unclear which goat, Lancelot or Arthur, was to blame for Weiner’s injury.”

The goat injured his what?

19 posted on 06/10/2010 8:10:51 PM PDT by llevrok (I am a stranger in the country I was born and raised.)
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To: vetvetdoug
Wow.

Lots of goats.

TEXAS ALL GOATS

20 posted on 06/10/2010 8:10:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: csvset

There are lots of GOOD reasons the rag heads want their women covered head to toe.


21 posted on 06/10/2010 8:13:53 PM PDT by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: NormsRevenge

You say a goat bit Little Anthony’s Weiner? That has got to hurt, and to leave a bad taste in the goat’s mouth.

Calling Barney’s Frank. Calling Barney’s Frank.


22 posted on 06/10/2010 8:14:32 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: NormsRevenge
his effort to repeal a nearly 60-year-old federal subsidy for mohair. According to Weiner's office, the subsidy hit the books back in the 1950s, when the government was worried about manufacturing enough wool for military uniforms. Well, that worry has long subsided, yet the subsidy is still there — paying out more than $20 million in the last decade, mostly to Angora goat farmers in Texas.

Ummm, guys, this is GOOD that he is trying to repeal this....

23 posted on 06/10/2010 8:14:45 PM PDT by It's me
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To: NormsRevenge

I hve no idea why this makes me laugh? Goat could’ve have picked a better target. You know it is bad when a goat butts it instead of trying to eat it!


24 posted on 06/10/2010 8:16:22 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba

OPPPSSS that should be “Goat could’n’t have picked a better target”


25 posted on 06/10/2010 8:18:44 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba

Any headline that includes the words “goat,” “wiener,” and “bite” is guaranteed to get a snicker.


26 posted on 06/10/2010 8:19:36 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: gundog

Yeah, I was wondering about that myself. Goats are notorious for butting things with their heads but biting? Maybe but you’d have to be really dumb to get into that position....oh wait....we’re talking about a democrat.


27 posted on 06/10/2010 8:21:52 PM PDT by McGavin999 (I'm sorry, your race card is overdrawn and no further charges can be accepted)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yes, a goat bit the wiener, but did the moose bite his sister?


28 posted on 06/10/2010 8:43:30 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Calling Barney’s Frank. Calling Barney’s Frank.

Did anthony's wiener get snake bit too?
29 posted on 06/10/2010 8:44:38 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

Yes, a goat bit the wiener, but did the moose bite his sister?


Depends if there was cheese involved or not. :)


30 posted on 06/10/2010 8:44:53 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: NormsRevenge

Weiner : another member of the SoS


31 posted on 06/10/2010 9:11:04 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: NormsRevenge

As Democrapic Party pols go, he is above the average. The goat horned him, but as beastly behavior back on the Democratic Party Farm goes, it could have been worse, far worse.

After all, he has not been accused of horning the goat.

BAAAH, Humbuggery!


32 posted on 06/10/2010 9:12:50 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: NormsRevenge
Who ever wrote mohair goats is an idiot.

I raised Angora goats and they shear mohair....if they cannot even get the name of the animal right, the goat should have given them all a horn in the a$$. If they were under 1 year old, they are not aggressive at all...Only the males that mature to breeding age can be a handful and I'll bet no one in that crowd of dummy's would want to get within 100 feet of one of those......2 adult males can fight and kill one or the other....they don't screw around nipping someone on the hand or using their horns to attack a hand...Weiner is sure a big Weiner...as far as I know the mohair subsidy ended years ago and a lot of herders sold their animals cause they couldn't make a profit....I believe it was during the clinton admin. and they also dropped the subsidy on bee keepers...

The decline in bees for fertilizing many crops was the result of the loss of subsidy. Bee keeping is hard work and not worth the time with assistance....The hives were not protected from diseases and whole hives died out...

The orchards would hire the bee keeper to move all his hives to their orchards for fertilizing the blossoms...The extracting the honey from the hives is also labor intensive and how many people actually buy honey.....The grade and taste of the honey varied from orchard to orchard depending on what tree's were being fertilized...

33 posted on 06/11/2010 1:48:47 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: NormsRevenge
Thats a couple of young doe's, not agressive and at that size I could take one down, clip his/her hoofs delouse and deworm them without hubbys help...he was needed for the large billys....our big one had horns that were 46 inches from point to point and to take him down was an art form due to the large horns his head could not be rested on the ground....hubby held them and I did the hoofs, and medications.....while straddling them and sitting on them....it was fun and your muscles got quite strong....Doe and neutered males horns went strainght back, a non neutered billy's horn when out the side and curled. I have a picture of our big one but don't know how to post pictures.....

If you waited to neuter them until the horns started there outword curl, they would continue to look like a non neutered male....

Love caring for my Angora's.......lots of work, lots of hay to put up for winter in Michigan, several thousand bales a season. Kidding season in March and you kept the mother and new baby together in a pen for 3 days and they learn there babies by sound and smell and will not nurse any baby not their own....

34 posted on 06/11/2010 2:01:30 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

What’s a bale of hay go for these days?

I must have lugged millions of dollars of ‘em in my day..


35 posted on 06/11/2010 8:43:50 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Well, I had the farm about 20 years ago and alfalfa was going for 3 dollars a bale. Hubby and I rented our neighbors fields and he helped us bale by driving his tractor, using his balers etc. Hubby and I rode the hay wagon...he only charged us one dollar a bale. as my vet said on one of his trips out, your stealing it from him...But the old man kind of adopted my hubby as his son, all he had was 2 adult daughters...Hubby use to spend a lot of time in his (hide out) a shed with a pot belly stove and a refrig. full of beer..The old man was hiding from his wife. they had been married for over 40years...he liked the outside, she liked the inside,
36 posted on 06/11/2010 2:59:49 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Note: this topic is from . Thanks NormsRevenge.
The *real* reason the goat bit him can now be publicly speculated...


37 posted on 06/12/2011 7:59:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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