Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by getreadyalready
So the first thing I wonder after reading the OP is what did he did with the blood.
I wondered about that too....The lack of any substantial information and supporting details in news stories these days simply illustrates how the
deplorable standards in journalism have become the norm rather than the exception. My grandkids in elementary school provided more details in their
"How I Spent My Summer" papers than this AP report.
I grew up in a rural southern area. My people were either farmers or cotton mill workers. Often they did both. I remember when the menfolk did the
slaughtering. After a single bullet, they'd hang the pig or cow from a huge live oak behind the house near the barns, slit its throat to drain, then
they'd start the dressing and quartering. The women were always on hand and just as busy as the guys. They would have the blood buckets, did the
finer cutting & trimming on the meat, salted & wrapped the hams, etc. Us kids were responsible for keeping the woodpile stacked full to stoke the fire
under the huge iron kettle when they started rendering the lard. Since the blood was mostly caught, what little that spilled fell on hard packed dirt.
If too big a mess was in the making, our other kids' chore was to scatter sawdust & woodchips from the wood lot to cover and absorb.
SInce the reporter didn't address whether this guy's driveway looked like a murder scene or whether he had buckets or a kiddie pool or a tarp, we
can only speculate. Giving the dude the benefit of the doubt that he didn't off Elsie right there & that she was delivered to him that way, it's
possible that whichever supplier he bought her from had already taken care of the rough dressing, blood & guts. Of course, not being in the meat
market biz, I may be wholly wrong. Another thing, we aren't even sure that he intended to eat the meat himself. He could have been buying the cow,
hide, hooves, head & horns to grind up for organic dog food !!!! Is there a law against that?
For the poster who cited having sex with his wife in the driveway as an example of inappropriate neighborly activity, I agree there's a time & place
for everything, but there's also a right & a wrong way to handle situations. The nosy neighbor who speed dialed the PD obviously seems more concerned
with having their offended sensabilties patched up with a show of quick official action & with making sure his neighbor's right to pursue on his own
property his interests without undue interference was trampled. It wasn't like the neighbor heard the "shot", looked out the window & saw the guy
hacking into a family member. He plainly told the LEOs that his neighbor was butchering a cow !!...The caller likely justified their action because,
oh dear, sheltered little Junior might be emotionally damaged for life if he saw something so horrific, so unnatural. Who knows...they might be right,
if Junior could tear himself away from his marathon of blasting zombies' guts all over in HD, long enough to go out & actually see real blood & a
real dead cow. The round quarter-pound patty between the buns wasn't bred like that.
Here's an even more horrific image for those with fragile feelings to cope with. The look of acute hunger pinching your neighbors' faces because Dad
lost his job months ago, the unemployment checks have stopped, Mom works a minimum wage job which means the household earns too much to qualify for
more than $75 bucks in food stamps. Savings have been wiped out thanks to the thieves on Wall Street. Luxuries like cable & internet have gone by the
wayside in favor of power & water. The second car was sold weeks ago. Gas & insurance was too much of a burden, but the $3800 helped bring the
mortgage payment to where it's only two months in arrears. What was left paid for a dead cow that will feed the kids until it's gone & the next
crisis kicks him in the 'nads. Offensive? Damned sure is to me. Rather than finding out what was going on with a fellow human being, it was far
easier to focus on the "me,me,me, I,I,I" ego-stroke. While my rant is solely hypothetical in this case, it's a reality for far too many Americans
in this day and age. If the butcher had been my neighbor, Elsie's tasty ass would have been sizzling on the grill quicker than he could have said
If they do decide that a crime has been committed, then whatever little bit of money the guy might have been hoping to save will probably end up
paying that amount & about 3 times more in fines, attorney's fees, court costs, gas to go to court ordered mental evaluation sessions and sensativity
classes. Just another fine example of the direction society is taking...The "do unto others" has morphed into "do them before they do you." It
just ain't right, folks....