Congrats to Roy Barnes On The Birth Of His New Calves.

Not sure why no Peach Pundit Front Pagers were invited, but Barnes gathered the media to show off his new calves and prove he really does own cows. Apparently some of you haters out there doubted the erstwhile Governor’s words. Shame on you.

“They will become our campaign mascots,” said Barnes, who explained his cattle are beef cows, not dairy cows. “It just kind of goes to show you how ridiculous some of theses attacks and questions have become.”

Brian Robinson, a spokesman for Republican candidate for governor Nathan Deal, commented on Barnes’ effort to, uh, beef up his campaign.

“We don’t question whether he has cows,” Robinson said. “We knew he was getting a lot of manure from somewhere.”

42 comments

  1. Kellie says:

    All of you missed a great event today put on by Pocketbook Politics. Karen Handel was the speaker and that caused every media outlet to show up in hopes that she would… I don’t know what they wanted but they sure were hoping it would be good. My guess is they were disappointed because she stayed on point and was gracious as usual.
    It was a nice event and even though it was targeted towards women there were a few men there. Too bad none of the all male crew from here came.

    • Harlan Barnes says:

      The cows are the only real livestock he has in Marietta. He has more cows out on a little farm farther out in west Cobb. The two in Marietta were more for the grand kids than actual farming.

      That said, there are ton of ducks and geese on the pond. There is even a swan and some cranes. The ducks and geese have been fed so much by all the kids in the neighborhood that they will come eat out of your hand. Of course, the swan is a mean jerk as most swans are.

      • Is the farm in West Cobb the one over on Brown Road in Powder Springs? Just looked at his disclosures… didn’t realize he owned a chunk of land just down the road from us. (We just bought the farm at the corner of Holloman @ Stout Parkway @ Sullivan.)

  2. If Roy Barnes has new calves, then he also probably has new ankles and new feet.

    Remember, Roy will put Georgia to work! (Paying for all of the stuff he’s promising in a futile attempt to buy an election).

  3. Because this is an open thread, I have

    AN OPEN THREAD QUESTION

    What percentage of the South Carolina Senate vote does Alvin Greene get?

    Please make your projections below.

  4. chefdavid says:

    Meanwhile while we are worried about bullet trains, cows and dumps, seems like our neighbor to the North is going to shake things up a little when he gets in office.

  5. Doug Grammer says:

    DEMOCRATIC: You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. You feel guilty for being successful. Barbara Streisand sings for you.

    REPUBLICAN: You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. So?

    SOCIALIST: You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow.

    COMMUNIST: You have two cows. The government seizes both and provides you with milk. You wait in line for hours to get it. It is expensive and sour.

    CAPITALISM, AMERICAN STYLE: You have two cows. You sell one, buy a bull, and build a herd of cows.

    BUREAUCRACY, AMERICAN STYLE: You have two cows. Under the new farm program the government pays you to shoot one, milk the other, and then pours the milk down the drain.

    AMERICAN CORPORATION: You have two cows. You sell one, lease it back to yourself and do an IPO on the 2nd one. You force the two cows to produce the milk of four cows. You are surprised when one cow drops dead. You spin an announcement to the analysts stating you have downsized and are reducing expenses.
    Your stock goes up.

    FRENCH CORPORATION: You have two cows. You go on strike because you want three cows. You go to lunch and drink wine. Life is good.

    JAPANESE CORPORATION: You have two cows. You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. They learn to travel on unbelievably crowded trains. Most are at the top of their class at cow school.

    GERMAN CORPORATION: You have two cows. You engineer them so they are all blond, drink lots of beer, give excellent quality milk, and run a hundred miles an hour. Unfortunately they also demand 13 weeks of vacation per year.

    ITALIAN CORPORATION: You have two cows but you don’t know where they are. While ambling around, you see a beautiful woman. You break for lunch. Life is good.

    RUSSIAN CORPORATION: You have two cows. You have some vodka. You count them and learn you have five cows. You have some more vodka. You count them again and learn you have 42 cows. The Mafia shows up and takes over however many cows you really have.

    TALIBAN CORPORATION: You have all the cows in Afghanistan, which are two. You don’t milk them because you cannot touch any creature’s private parts. You get a $40 million grant from the US government to find alternatives to milk production but use the money to buy weapons.

    IRAQI CORPORATION: You have two cows. They go into hiding. They send radio tapes of their mooing.

    BELGIAN CORPORATION: You have one cow. The cow is schizophrenic. Sometimes the cow thinks he’s French, other times he’s Flemish. The Flemish cow won’t share with the French cow. The French cow wants control of the Flemish cow’s milk.
    The cow asks permission to be cut in half. The cow dies happy.

    FLORIDA CORPORATION: You have a black cow and a brown cow. Everyone votes for the best looking one. Some of the people who actually like the brown one best accidentally vote for the black one. Some people vote for both. Some people vote for neither. Some people can’t figure out how to vote at all. Finally, a bunch of guys from out-of-state tell you which one you think is the best-looking cow.

    CALIFORNIA CORPORATION: You have millions of cows. They make real California cheese. Only five speak English. Most are illegals.

    • Doug Grammer says:

      LIBERTARIAN: You own two cows. You don’t believe in fences, and paying taxes on the cows is voluntary.

      TEA PARTY: You own two cows. You think you are taxed enough already on the cows.

      GREEN PARTY: You own two cows. Shouldn’t everyone?

      CONSTITUTIONALIST: You own two cows. Where does the federal government have the right to tax you for owning cows?

      • REPUBLICAN: Pays people not to breed any more cows and calls it a Farm Bill. Proceeds to buy up farmer’s old milking machines and pig stys calling the program Cash for Oinkers. Believes cows shouldn’t be allowed to mate at will and punishes cows who don’t believe in the Holy Cow. Prohibits the sale of milk on Sundays. Cow Poker is for branding only… betting on card games is sinful and must be kept illegal.

        There… fixed that for you. 🙂

        • Kellie says:

          LIBERTARIAN: You own two cows. You wake at dawn to harvest the shrooms from the patties. You sell what you can, eat the rest and continue to fight the feds to make it legal. 🙂

        • Doug Grammer says:

          DS,

          You aren’t a mechanic and my posts don’t need any fixing. As I have asked you before, please don’t fix my posts, make your own.

          Mine was better. REPUBLICAN: You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. So?

          • I may not make being a mechanic my profession, but I have done a transmission swap in a car to change it from an automatic to a manual. I’ve done quite a bit of shadetree mechanic work… and I can tell you… your post did need fixing. You just don’t see the issue because you’ve got your “GOP Rose” colored glasses on. That’s okay though… at least you admit you’re biased. Unless you think growing government is okay… in which case I can understand why you support Deal.

            Here’s just one example of many… notice the very first highlight… “-Increases direct and mandatory farm program by $73.5 billion over 10 years”. Deal voted YES.

            http://www.votesmart.org/issue_keyvote_detail.php?cs_id=8534&can_id=26824

            • Doug Grammer says:

              I thought I gave my party an adequate about of self humor, but apparently your want some more attention paid to your organization.

              LIBERTARIAN PART II: 15 cows meet behind a barn. They want to decide who will run a farm with almost 10 million cows. They pick the one without a paying job.

    • Charlie says:

      DOUG GRAMMER: Nathan Deal has two cows. The chair of the 9th district pretends he doesn’t have Deal’s phone number during the primary because he doesn’t want to ask unpleasant questions that most people would call “vetting” (Hi Maurice!). Because relevant questions aren’t asked, and fraudulent disclosures are accepted as fact, Doug Grammer gets to milk those cows for at least 4 years.

      • Doug Grammer says:

        Pretends?

        Charlie didn’t ask the questions he wanted Doug Grammer to ask. (Doug didn’t accept asking Charlie’s questions as part of his job.) Charlie’s candidate loses in the primary and Charlie whines and posts mud after mud all the way through the general election. His next candidate loses in the general election as well.

        If I am getting paid, I’ll milk those cows.

        Once Congressman Deal is elected, Georgia will be the land of milk and honey for at least 4 years.

        • Kellie says:

          “Georgia will be the land of milk and honey for at least 4 years.”
          Really? All it takes is electing Deal? Wow. He must be so much better than Sonny; who BTW, people thought would do wonders for this state.

          • Doug Grammer says:

            We had this thread on cows and another on bees. Did no one put that together? Milk and Honey?

            I liked Sonny better than I liked Gov. Barnes. I still disagreed with him, more than I do with most GOP officeholders. That being said, it’s easy to Monday morning quarterback if you never have to carry the ball.

        • “Once Congressman Deal is elected, Georgia will be the land of milk and honey for at least 4 years.”

          Once Congressman Deal is elected, he will milk Georgia to benefit his constituency of one as much as possible.

  6. macho says:

    The transparent pandering is getting ridiculous. Loved the line about the ironed crease on the front of Barnes’ jeans; I bet he looked like a dork lawyer trying to pretend he was a farmer.

    What’s his next idea, drive around Auburn Ave. with rap music blaring out of his car.

    • ACCmoderate says:

      Lawyers can’t be farmers?

      The man has a legit hobby, that doesn’t make him a dork. He obviously knows a great deal about cows and has a real interest in them, you can’t fault a man for that.

      • Agreed. My wife’s grandfather retired as an executive in the banking industry and had a hobby farm in Dawsonville. (270 acres on the Etowah that’s for sale right now if anyone’s looking to buy a farm? 🙂 ) He drove his Mercedes around town and from the Sandy Springs house to the lake house, where he’d hop in the F150 to drive over to the farm. He never ran for office, so who was he pandering to? Perhaps these two men just enjoyed the more laid back atmosphere of farming to get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life.

        • macho says:

          I think the pandering threshold is crossed, when you hold a news conference to announce the birth of the calves.

          • I thought I’d read somewhere where Deal’s campaign was accusing Roy of not really having any sort of interest in a beef cattle operation and that it was all just made up to get him an extra tax writeoff. In that kind of a scenario, I’d think it’s reasonable to put those cards on the table to show how little Deal really knows about Barnes’ investments.

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