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Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Uncle Sam is ruffling some feathers among poultry farmers.

Chicken coops may be the next skirmish in the war on terror if the Department of Homeland Security labels propane gas, used to heat the coops, as a "chemical of interest."

The farmers are crying fowl over the security proposal that would require anyone with 7,500 pounds or more of the gas to register with the agency.

The proposal comes after British police uncovered a terrorist plot in London that involved two Mercedes loaded with nails packed around canisters of propane set to detonate.

As Foghorn Leghorn would say, "What's the ... I say, what's the big deal, son?" Register, already!

Heck, if the government is that worried about gas, the department also might want to consider requiring the same for pizza-eating, beer-drinking keg partiers.

See more details on the story here.

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Anonymous proofreaders said...

What are they worried about? Suicide chickens? IED's -(Improvised Egg Devices)?

Wed Aug 22, 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Pete said...

Chickens in the coop with propane?
Sounds like a BBQ to me!

What about the occasional 7,500 gallon gas tanker that goes missing for a few days and then is reported found. It happened about two years ago in south Jersey.
If they can't keep track of a tanker truck,how they going to keep track of a propane tank?
Anyone ever hear of Home Depot?
They refill propane tanks.What is their responsibility and liability?
File this news story under odd,very odd.

Wed Aug 22, 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous barry said...

Bet the Mercedes in London didn't have 7,500 lbs of propane !
Where do they come up with these numbers ?
What a country !

Thu Aug 23, 08:31:00 AM  

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