If there's a goat next door, the terrorists win.
Montana town bans man from alleviating the energy crisis.
The town council has ordered Bob Perkins to find a new home for the goat that eats the weeds and grass on his front lawn. "I can have two obnoxious dogs, but not a cute goat," Perkins said.
Mayor Tony Haag said the town of about 1,400 people is growing and cannot afford to allow one of its residents to have a goat. If it did, he said, what would stop other town residents from keeping goats, too?
[Sarcasm Alert!] Well, we can't have THAT, can we? That would be just awful. So awful that we must trample upon individual rights and liberties.
I thought the Western states were full of rugged, individualist Libertarian types.
Where in the Bill of Rights is there a Right Not To Have Goats Next Door?
Meanwhile, each year Americans burn 800 million gallons of gas and cause 5% of the nation's air pollution with their lawnmowers.
A google search for "goat air pollution" yields no results.
[H/T 2 brainhop.]
[Update: If you'd like to lend your voice to the cause and encourage the city officials of Manhattan MT to SAVE BUDDY, here is the contact information:]