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November 19, 2012

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How about replacing the "Possum Drop " with a "Peta Drop"? Maybe a member of PETA might volunteer. They would, of course, be fed and treated humanely, and dropped slowly and gently ! But I guess it would have to actually just be symbolic.
Drop a big sign that says "PETA", that way the drop wouldn't have to be too slow or gentle.

What a ridiculous waste of resources when there are sick people out there doing truly horrendous things to animals. PETA needs a hobby!

You know, a BAKED possum drop really DOES make sense! (Of course, THEY would be too dense to see the irony in it.)

Your post reminded me of someone, maybe Andy Griffith or Don Knotts, conjugating "a-fixin' to."

In a world in which we daily witness mans inhumanity to man, why does PETA choose to protect the possum. I guess they like to take on little causes they know they can win. I wonder how many people will refuse to donate now knowing their funds might be used for such a petty endeavor when much more horrendous atrocities are taking place.
Read up on possums. They have a protective device that allows then to "play possum" when they encounter an unbearably stressful situation. They can just go to sleep and be oblivious to all the light and noise whenever they are being lowered to the ground. Or maybe they like to stay awake and party with the rest of the animals.

Is that just crazy or what????? I guess PETA is jist that way-a low down, sorry, good fer nuthin' thing!

Very interesting post Tipper.. My husband works for Clay at the Community Center there.It is so sad about the Possum Drop but knowing Clay he'll come up with something, that's for sure.. I've wrote a Poem/story about the Possum Drop.. Hopefully it will be in my new Book.

I'd bet that if you could make the possum understand what he was in for, you would have a line of volunteers for the possum drop. I think the PETA folks need something productive to do to keep themselves busy.

Tipper,
My Goodness! That PETA sticks their noses in places that don't
mean any harm, like the Posseum
Drop at Clay's Corner. That ole
Posseum is treated better than
most animals in cages at the zoo.
Just like the stupit atheists who
would like to ruin the Manger
Scenes at Christmas Time. This is
our heritage and Their Rights End
Where Mine Begins...Ken

Tipper,
I usually heard.."Low down sorry good-for-nothing wretch!"
Well, I ain't a well enough well read woman to know...but I think PETA ran outta thangs to do when they finally got the fur coats hung back on the animals...
I feel during that time, the endangered animals slaughtered for their fur was a plausible effort..
But, to turn on a well fed possum that will turned loose and just might come back for another hand out, is just silly...They've run out of thangs to do...
They really need to teach those deer to read the the deer crossing signs, 'cause they never ever cross where supposed to!...The money would be better spent.
Thanks Tipper, PS..Another thang to PinnacleCreek, I agree!
If I see a spider, whether it be a brown recluse or not, (I never take the time to check), it is squashed, stomped, whacked, smacked, stobed, vacumed, sprayed or otherwise distroyed if it is in my abode! So sorry, PETA....

I've not really studied PETA that much but I must say I do love animals. Fried, baked,broiled or what ever but i'm not gonna go over 10 bucks on the baked possum. I wonder if they taste like chicken or whistle pig.

When I read about The 'Possum Drop in the national news I said "O my stars and garters, the gummint has found Brasstown!" Reminds me of the folks from New York City who rented a car to go driving in the country (New Jersey) and called the police because of a wild and dangerous animal in in the ditch. It was a 'possum, of course; Lawd he'p 'em if they had seen a squirrel, the wild and dangerous animal that climbs trees...

...and are delicious at breakfast.

I've been amazed at the publicity about the Possum Drop. At least everyone knows where Brasstown is now.

Oh PETA, they make me so angry - they are so violent and absurd they've lost support from many, many people who love animals. They do more harm than good. I love animals and contribute to many more worthy animal rescue groups. This is ridiculous to stop the possum drop. How about a Peta Person drop? Feed them some meat for a few weeks and let 'em roll, err, drop. Ed, as usual, has a good idea too!

Interesting to say the least, however, I think I'll stay out of this one. If they come in the night, I'll just stay snug in my bed. The sayings, well, I may have heard them, but they probably went over my head ' cause I'm still learnin'.

The mention of Brasstown brought back a memory.

When I was about 6 or 7, my eldest brother took the family (except Dad, he'd not go) to Brasstown Bald.

Mama said, "It's s' steep you'll skin your nose going up. Don't none of you younguns fall down. You'll roll all th' way to the ocean and knock it dry."

Once on top Ed pointed out state views. When he said, "North Carolina", Mama replied, "Well Lord have mercy! I see Aunt Alvia's girl a' hangin' out hippins."

We younguns done a double take as she grinned.


PETA is just silly, and it has lost its effectiveness by fighting silly battles. Next thing you know they will be taking people to court for spraying Recluse spiders. Oh well, the Appalachian spirit is strong, and there will be a good replacement I am sure. Hmmm, I sure hope they don't try to stop Punxsutawney Phil from predicting the weather on Groudhog Day.

Hey Tipper: All them 'sayings' you shared this morning SO EARLY are mighty familiar to me! Your post is always enlighting!

Last night my sister, Eddie Lee, called to tell me about Clay Ivester's death! Now I am so sad, as I had put an article in the "Progress" sharing our wonderful moments with you all and Clay down at the Folk School! I just hope somebody writes a fine acknowledgement about Clay and his many qualities and outlook on life! I will never forget our time spent with him - so brief!

Love,
Eva Nell

Would it be too late to change it to a baked possum drop? I think that would be legal. Then at the end of the revelries they could auction it off and give the proceeds to PETA. Who'll gimme five? Got five! Who'll gimme ten?

You have got to be kidding me. One possum injured, or killed, or teased a year and it's a court case. Seriously how many did they run over getting to that courthouse?

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