POLICE ARREST MAN BELIEVED TO HAVE KILLED 300,000 BIRDS …
|| By FITSNEWS || It’s been a busy, crazy week in the Palmetto State, so you’ll forgive us for missing this update earlier in the week …
According to reporter Colby Gallagher of WLTX TV 19 (CBS – Columbia, S.C.), sheriff’s deputies in Clarendon County, S.C. have solved the great chicken caper. Deputies arrested James Laverne Lowery earlier this week on twelve criminal counts related to the killing of more than 300,000 chickens being raised for Pilgrim’s Pride – a Greeley, Colorado-based company owned by Brazilian food giant JBS.
Some of the birds were frozen to death, others died of overheating – but all were killed deliberately, costing the company more than $1.7 million.
What prompted Lowery to kill all those birds? According to police, he worked for Pilgrim’s Pride – until he was terminated for poor performance.
Now he’s staring down state as well as federal charges – as Clarendon County authorities have referred the case to the U.S. Attorney’s office for a possible indictment related to tampering with the nation’s food chain.
Here’s Lowery’s mug shot …
What a dumb cluck.
I don’t believe this investigation has done more than “scratched the surface”.
“scratched the surface”? I tried to look up the origin of this idiom and metaphor. I had no luck except for a brief mention of scratching a stone. It had always meant poultry scratching only the surface of the ground for seeds, bugs and worms to me. “Scratch” is the common name for poultry food. That seems more of an everyday experience to our ancestors than scratching a stone. But then as a young boy, I spent an inordinate amount of time with chickens. I got to know them pretty well. Anyone who calls them “chicken” has never tried approaching a mother hen or seen cocks fight.(I never encouraged fighting)
When did “chicken” become synonymous with being afraid?
“The first example we have of chicken meaning a coward comes in 1600:
William Kemp’s Nine Days’ Wonder: “It did him good to have ill words of a
hoddy doddy! a hebber de hoy!, a chicken! a squib.””
Interesting. My own interpretation of “scratch the surface” is probably wrong, but seems logical.
Here is the best I could find.
It doesn’t make sense to me. If you scratch the surface of wood or stone, all you find is more wood or stone. A chicken scratching below the surface of the ground finds worms.
Blessed is the man ‘neath tile or thatch,
Who has an itch for every scratch…..
…..You’re welcome, and thank you all!
That ugly bastard sure isn’t in with the chicks.
Is he wearing a choir robe in that foto?
Good question. Something tells me it isn’t cotton…
No! He’s getting ready to have his haircut.
Starfleet Science Officer’s Uniform?
How bad do you have to fuck up to get fired from a chicken farm?
TBG got fired from an orange juice factory once.
Probably because of ADD.
Boss said TBG “couldn’t concentrate.”
The Jolly Green Giant was also fired – he was caught taking a pee……