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MilesTones Saturday Night Special-Where Are Famed Hens?

The recent Prayer Breakfast in D.C. for the first time became a political event as Obama told why gays should be able to serve openly in the military. The setting, a prayer breakfast to honor God, was the wrong place to proclaim such ideas. Even a touch of class would have dictated propriety at that event. The One also said that he prays for our nation, which is about as sincere as an undertaker trying to look sad at a $10,000 funeral.  

Celebrity Chickens Flew The Coop?  Henny and Penny, the world famous hens are nowhere to be found!  An alert has quietly gone out. We do know that the hens were visibly upset by the ruling against them at the recent Brentwood City Council. They were particulaly distressed by a news article that referred to them as "illegal hens."   The newly formed, Chicken Wire News Service has reported that the hens have been sprinted away to an undisclosed location and their names have been changed.

We are told by a trusted source that they are trying to live anonymously so as not to bring attention to themselves until this all blows over. We wonder if they dyed and restyled their feathers?  MilesTones is attempting to contact the hen's former keeper, Kimberly Kennedy for a statement. Watch this website for updates.  

BREAKING! Council Votes Against Famed Hens

Their goose is cooked. Henny and Penny learned last night that The Brentwood City Council voted against them staying in their home. The famed hens did not attend the meeting. The final vote by Erick Stonebarger, who was absent during the Janurary 26th hearing which ended in a tie, sealed the fate of the chickens, not only them, but the fate of all chickens. Ms. X the neighbor who first complained actually was there and emphased that "chickens poop 1000 times a day (?) and if one had three chickens, that adds up to 3000 pounds of chicken poop each and every day which is not acceptable in good neighborhoods," saith she. 3000 pounds is a lot of ...ah never mind!  A last ditch effort to prevent eviction of the hens is below....

Chicken Defense Before Brentwood City Council, Feb. 9, 2010 by Rev. Austin Miles.

Countdown To Chicken Verdict!

The minutes are ticking by before this evening's meeting of The Brentwood City Council where the deciding vote will be cast to determine the verdict for Henny and Penny, the famous hens from Brentwood, who are setting on their perches anxiously. 

The dispute that will be finalized at 7 PM in the Council Chambers will be the final decision as to Henny and Penny being able to stay in their backyard home or be evicted on the complaint of a neighbor who declares that the gentle hens poop 1000 times a day and she could carry it in on the soles of her shoes which would cause a multitude of diseases for society at large.

The home of the neighbor is behind a tall fence and the hens are in a coop in their own backyard which, of couse would be quite a feat to project the poop bombs from their coop, through the wires, across the lawn and up and over the fence to the backyard of the neighbor.  That is bull_ _ _ _ er...chicken._ _ ahh never mind!

The story of the plight of the hens has been picked up world wide and spotlighted on television news. Cathy Taibbi gave her take on the uproar (and over the fence) in her columns in The Examiner and Allvoices web news sites, which are also quoted around the world. Here are the links to her stories:

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Obama's approval at all time low

After a little more than a year in Office, Barack Obama's public approval rating has hit its all time lowest point.

According to the latest Marist poll, only 44% of registered voters "approve" of the job Obama's doing, with 47% disapproving.  The poll also found Obama doing far worse with the all-important "independent" voters, wit only 29% approving and 57% disapproving.

The numbers from Rasmussen take it a step further.  They show 47% approval and 53% disapproval generally, but when you look at how strongly people feel about him one way or another, it gets pretty overwhelming.  It shows 27% "strongly approving", but 40% "strongly disapproving" - meaning Obama's upsidedown by 13 points when it comes to people who feel strongly and are more likely to be tuned in to what's going on.  (And more likely to vote...)

The same poll also shows 75% of voters describing themselves as "angry" about current federal government policies.

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MilesTones Saturday Night Special

Here's more proof that MilesTones doesn't have to make anything up. Fasten your seat belts....according to Irish Central, the boss of a British recruitment firm said she was told she could not place an advertisement for "reliable workers" at the local Jobcentre because it discriminates against unreliable people.(!) How's that again?...

Specifically, the text of the ad ended by stating that "appplicants for the post must be very reliable and hard-working"  Wrong thing to say. When Nicole Mamo called the Jobcentre the following day, she was told that her ad would not be displayed in the store or on the website. A Jobcentre worker claimed that the word "reliable" meant they could be sued for discriminating against unreliable workers. Yep, by golly, we musn't discriminate against deadbeat, no-shows or those who don't finish a task.  Then there is this.....

Since Toyota stated there is a brake problem on their vehicles, it apparently is worse than thought. A man driving his Toyota to a dealer to have it examined couldn't stop his car when he arrived and crashed through the window of the dealer.

Exclusive Release! Text of Hens Defense at The Great Chicken Trial of Brentwood

This Tuesday, February 9th, two famous hens will face the final vote before The Brentwood City Council which will determine their future. The hearing will take place in the Council Chambers beginning at 7. Henny and Penny, the defendants, found themselves caught in a web of bureaucracy over a housing issue which brought them before the council January 26th. A passionate defense was given for the hens. The council dead-locked with two votes for the hens and two against. One councilman who was absent will cast the deciding vote at the February 9th meeting.  Henny and Penny will again be present. Area TV news broadcast portions of the trial and defense. An avalanche of requests poured in...well...actually one...to release the text of the entire defense of the hens to the public at large.  You will see the unabridged, unedited text as given below....

Text of Chicken Defense Presented by MilesTones Before The Brentwood City Council on January 26, 2010
Honorable Mayor Bob Taylor, distinguished members of the Brentwood City Council, Citizens of The Great City of Brentwood. On behalf of Henny and Penny, who are watching these proceedings with interest, we thank you for putting the issue of the chickens on the rooster...ROSTER!  They are chickens of upstanding character who get up early and go to work, producing pure organic eggs.

2011 Budget Video: a demonstration of the budget freeze

So, what kind of impact will Obama's budget "freeze" actually have on the budget?  Since, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, the following video says quite a bit...

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Cutting the border budget

Since the State of the Union speech, (or really since the Scott Brown win in Massachusetts), Barack Obama has been working to polish his "fiscal accountability" credentials.

He told Congress that he wanted to institute a freeze on all "discretionary" domestic spending, which is another way of saying "everything except Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, defense, interest payments, stimulus spending, bailouts and anything we want to call an 'emergency'".  This means that the "freeze" is projected to apply to about $450 billion (or 13%) of a $3.5 trillion dollar budget.

This is essentially like putting a smiley face on a death certificate.  Or rather a "fiscal death certificate", considering his new budget projects the biggest deficit in American history and a national debt of about $20 trillion in the next decade.

So while we're continuing to "not" freeze spending on entitlement programs, what exactly are we cutting? According to USA Today:

Public unmoved by State of the Union speech

The polls are in on the publics response to Obama's first State of the Union speech, and the numbers pretty much speak for themselves.

According to the latest Gallup poll, Obama's job approval is still under the half-way mark, at 48%.  Via LifeNews:

In the three days following the speech, Gallup shows Obama with a 48
percent approval and 46 percent disapproval rating -- unchanged from
before the address.

Philip Klein, a writer at the conservative magazine American Spectator gives
his insight on the poll.

"Going into President Obama's first State of the Union speech,
Gallup noted that annual speeches to Congress rarely affect presidential
approval ratings (in large part because the audience tends to be skewed
toward those who already support him). It turns out that despite his
oratorical skills, our current president is not different in this
respect from his predecessors," he writes. ...

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Updated: Great Chicken Trial Leaves Hens Out On A Limb--MilesTones Feature

The Great Chicken Trial of Brentwood took place before the Brentwood City Council last night. A packed chambers witnessed the historic event along with media.  The defendants, Henny and Penny, were present, even though in confinement. The two chickens became the focus of world wide attention after a neighbor raised her wings in attack-mode and complained about the hens before the City Planning Commission. It was then sent over to be heard by the City Council for what was to be a final hearing and decision. However, there were pullet surprises...

Anticipation filled the chambers as the chickens were brought into the room to face the charges lodged against them. Kimberly Kennedy, the hen whisperer, escorted them in along with her daughter, Alexa. Council members leaned forward behind the great desk (forward behind?) to study the objects of that case carefully to determine if the hens had a criminal look or attitude. 

Attendees were impressed by the decorum of the hens who were orderly, polite, clucked softly and dressed properly with little skirt diapers. It was also observed that Henny and Penny were attentive to personal hygene and had been shampooed, making them look very feminine and chick...CHIC!.

The Council discussed if chickens should be legally allowed to dwell in a residential area backyard and how many square feet the backyard should be for people who keep chickens.

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