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Bruce Braley’s War on Chickens: Candidate threatened lawsuit after chicken walked into his yard
Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 14, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff

Posted on 07/14/2014 5:37:30 PM PDT by Din Maker

Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) threatened to sue a homeowners’ association after a chicken crossed onto his vacation home property in Iowa, again raising concerns that the Senate candidate is out-of-touch with farmers in the state, the Iowa Republican reports.

The dispute started this spring after one of his neighbor’s chickens appeared on his vacation property in Holiday Lake, Iowa:

Braley’s wife Carolyn attended a May 8 meeting of the Holiday Lake Owner’s Association to complain about the fowl. The dispute escalated, causing the association to incur nearly $1,700 in legal fees after Braley called the association’s attorney with an implied threat of legal action.

“It’s stupid that it went this far. Any reasonable person would have talked to their neighbor in a reasonable fashion instead,” said Bill Nagle, an association board member. “For being brought up on a farm, he sure has lost his rural, farm values.”

Pauline Hampton—Braley’s neighbor, a licensed therapist, and a U.S. Air Force veteran—is a registered Democrat. She reportedly used her four chickens to work with children who have mental health and communication problems.

Hampton said she was disappointed with how the Braleys handled the affair:

“It [is] very important the citizens of Iowa know who they would be supporting and voting for to represent their best interests and the interests of farmers, and in [this] particular case, the support of children with mental illness and disabilities. It’s sad this situation is based on something as simple as a chicken at large situation,” Hampton told TheIowaRepublican.com.

She’s also upset about the way the Braleys blindsided her with the complaint instead of trying to work it out neighbor-to-neighbor.

“I only found out about the complaint being filed when I went over and offered [the Braleys] a dozen fresh, organic eggs from the chickens,” Hampton said. “[Carolyn Braley] refused to take them, stating she had filed a complaint against me. I offer all of my eggs to my neighbors, they are the only ones who have refused.”

Republicans have repeatedly accused Braley of neglecting the interests of Iowa farmers, including after comments he made in January at a Texas fundraiser with trial lawyers. Braley called Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) “a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school” in remarks at the event.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: braley; iowa
Braley dude is nuts. It's like he's trying to piss off the farmers and country folks in Iowa.
1 posted on 07/14/2014 5:37:30 PM PDT by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

Sounds like another average Democrap “The world revolves around me me me me me me me me me me”


2 posted on 07/14/2014 5:39:50 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Din Maker
“I only found out about the complaint being filed when I went over and offered [the Braleys] a dozen fresh, organic eggs from the chickens,” Hampton said. “[Carolyn Braley] refused to take them, stating she had filed a complaint against me.

What a b**ch. I hope this makes news all over Iowa. In light of Braley's past idiocies, this should do him in.
3 posted on 07/14/2014 5:39:51 PM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: Din Maker

Why did the chicken cross the road? To show that a pol was past his use-by date.


4 posted on 07/14/2014 5:39:54 PM PDT by omega4412
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To: Din Maker
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5 posted on 07/14/2014 5:40:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer (When the government is above the law, it's called fascism.)
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To: Din Maker

That’s a paltry reason to cry foul.


6 posted on 07/14/2014 5:42:19 PM PDT by golux
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To: Din Maker
Why did the chicken cross the road???

to pi$$ odd Bruce Braley...

7 posted on 07/14/2014 5:44:14 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Din Maker

The guy sounds like he is probably insane.


8 posted on 07/14/2014 5:45:35 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Din Maker

Hey Braley, didn’t you ever hear of a “chicken in every pot.” You eat them, you don’t sue.


9 posted on 07/14/2014 5:48:10 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: golux

The foul fowl fouled his yard. Apparently you have never walked barefoot across the chicken yard ICK! :(.


10 posted on 07/14/2014 5:50:05 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

But, when you are a high profile person and running for office, you don’t make a big ado about something this trivial.


11 posted on 07/14/2014 6:01:32 PM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: Din Maker

Talk about chickens coming home to roost!!


12 posted on 07/14/2014 6:06:27 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Din Maker

I have never heard of Bruce Bailey, I am making fun of him.


13 posted on 07/14/2014 6:08:43 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

I have never heard of Bruce Bailey,
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He is the Democrat running for an open Senate seat in Iowa against Joni Ernst; the GOP candidate. This is the 3rd time he has said or done something that was offensive to farmers and every day folks in Iowa.


14 posted on 07/14/2014 6:11:20 PM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: Din Maker

It was incredibly stupid for him to complain about chickens in his yard in farm country. (I have walked barefoot across the chicken yard and that is pretty stupid too) :)


15 posted on 07/14/2014 6:17:24 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Din Maker

For those who don’t know, this isn’t some resort area. It’s a county of less than 20,000 people in the heart of farm country. The lake is one of those man-made 100 acre puddles where affluent folks from Cedar Rapids like to pretend there’s a real resort, a “private” recreation area.


16 posted on 07/14/2014 6:20:25 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Din Maker

When you insist on moving into farm country sometimes chickens happen. Sometimes manure smells happen too. YOU CHOSE TO MOVE THERE! The farms were already there.

But I have to ask, why is he so afraid of a chicken that he needs a lawyer? Is he a bigger... well....


17 posted on 07/14/2014 6:24:52 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun free zones?)
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To: Din Maker
Sounds like the Braleys are singing the Chicken Blues

Chicken, stay away from me! (fried chicken)
Chicken, stay away from me! (stewed chicken)
Chicken, stay away from me! (French fried chicken)
Chicken, stay away from me! (boiled chicken)
Chicken, stay away from me!

18 posted on 07/14/2014 6:50:51 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (-e)
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To: Din Maker

Chickens are ruthless.....just ruthless.


19 posted on 07/14/2014 6:52:20 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Din Maker

Braley - How do I get out of this chicken-#*& state?


20 posted on 07/14/2014 7:46:20 PM PDT by sgtyork (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy)
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To: DungeonMaster

Ping.

I sure hope the Ernst campaign or some conservative PAC puts the facts of this out there for all Iowans to get a glimpse of the real Bruce Braley (and the missus).


21 posted on 07/15/2014 8:44:59 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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To: newgeezer

Unbelievable that someone from Iowa trying to win office would be such a pr*ck.


22 posted on 07/15/2014 6:31:03 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (No one can come to me unless the Father who sent Me draws him.)
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To: SkyDancer

U Funee


23 posted on 07/16/2014 1:11:41 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Din Maker

He’s a Republican candidate in Iowa’s best friend.


24 posted on 07/16/2014 1:13:08 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

He’s a Republican candidate in Iowa’s best friend.
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Yeah; but, the freakin’ race is still neck and neck. Can you believe it?


25 posted on 07/16/2014 1:40:16 PM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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