January 27, 2005

Somebody took the BK "Chicken Fight" ad seriously?

More proof that state legislators, nationwide, are completely unhinged.

A state legislator in Oklahoma wants to revive the state's cockfighting industry by (get this) putting tiny, poultry-sized boxing gloves onto roosters.

You heard me -- and wait, it gets better. State Senator Frank Shurden wants to add chicken-sized vests to the roosters, in order to track punches in order to score the bouts.

The Oklahoma legislature outlawed the blood sport in 2002 because of its cruelty to the roosters, which are slashed and pecked to death while human spectators bet on the outcome.

But State Sen. Frank Shurden, a Democrat from Henryetta and a long-time defender of cockfighting, said the ban had wiped out a $100-million business.

To try to revive it, he has proposed that roosters wear little boxing gloves attached to their spurs, as well as lightweight, chicken-sized vests configured with electronic sensors to record hits and help keep score.

"It's like the fencing that you see on the Olympics, you know, where they have little balls on the ends of the swords and the fencers wear vests," said Shurden. "That's the same application that would be applied to the roosters."

Notice Shurden's party affiliation -- he's a Democrat.

Sounds like a career in national politics might be in the offing for him, once he's done in Oklahoma. After all, "idea men" like him are where US Congresscritters and Senators come from -- at least for the moonbats.

Posted by mhking at January 27, 2005 09:38 AM

It's unbelievably amazing that someone this ignorant could not only exist but be a senator. If there is anything we can do to participate in getting rid of this proposed law, please let us know.

Thanks, Justin

Posted by: Justin and Naomi at February 7, 2005 08:41 PM
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