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Song Challenge! Part 94

GUEST,Kathy L. Dean, the Chicken Thieves Wife 25 May 04 - 01:43 AM
DonD 16 May 04 - 04:20 PM
Áine 16 May 04 - 01:39 PM
Deda 15 May 04 - 11:53 PM
GUEST,Scabby Douglas 11 May 04 - 06:41 PM
Áine 11 May 04 - 12:33 PM
Scabby Douglas 11 May 04 - 12:27 PM
Áine 11 May 04 - 12:10 PM
GUEST,MMario 11 May 04 - 11:30 AM
Scabby Douglas 11 May 04 - 11:24 AM
Áine 04 May 04 - 05:37 PM
GUEST,kathylynndean@direcway.com 04 May 04 - 05:11 PM
Amos 04 May 04 - 12:29 PM
GUEST,This you just won't believe... 04 May 04 - 02:03 AM
GUEST,Kathy Dean, Nick Gombos' wife... 04 May 04 - 02:01 AM
GUEST,Hyperabid - Still a Guest 20 Apr 04 - 06:03 PM
Amos 18 Apr 04 - 08:04 PM
GUEST,Hyperabid - Still a Guest - Again 18 Apr 04 - 07:00 PM
GUEST,Hyperabid - Still a Guest 18 Apr 04 - 06:56 PM
Amos 18 Apr 04 - 11:44 AM
Áine 18 Apr 04 - 11:10 AM
Georgiansilver 18 Apr 04 - 08:17 AM
GUEST,Hyperabid forgot his password after all this 17 Apr 04 - 09:48 PM
Áine 09 Apr 04 - 06:00 PM
Amos 09 Apr 04 - 05:26 PM
DonD 09 Apr 04 - 05:23 PM
Charley Noble 09 Apr 04 - 02:35 PM
Amos 09 Apr 04 - 11:57 AM
Áine 08 Apr 04 - 12:52 PM
Amos 08 Apr 04 - 12:36 PM
Flash Company 08 Apr 04 - 10:35 AM
Áine 07 Apr 04 - 05:45 PM
Uncle_DaveO 07 Apr 04 - 05:28 PM
Amos 07 Apr 04 - 09:53 AM
Áine 07 Apr 04 - 08:49 AM
GUEST,MMario 07 Apr 04 - 08:22 AM
Scabby Douglas 07 Apr 04 - 06:41 AM
Amos 06 Apr 04 - 10:55 AM
Áine 06 Apr 04 - 10:33 AM
Amos 06 Apr 04 - 10:10 AM
GUEST,MMario 06 Apr 04 - 09:55 AM
Flash Company 06 Apr 04 - 09:34 AM
Amos 05 Apr 04 - 10:18 PM
Áine 05 Apr 04 - 09:55 PM
Áine 05 Apr 04 - 04:50 PM
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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: GUEST,Kathy L. Dean, the Chicken Thieves Wife
Date: 25 May 04 - 01:43 AM

This is my first time back to this site, and I was never offended before.   But this time you guys made me cry.   I love you all.   Nick went to court yet again today, and it was again cancelled because after two months, the Sheriffs STILL have not turned over all the tapes and videos.   TWO MONTHS.   I personally think they have that at Industrial Light and Magic doing a little modification to them.

The latest is that Ray's Market never filed a complaint for a stolen chicken, nor did they ever file a complaint against Nick Gombos, my husband.   They had their lawyer white a letter to the DA demanding all charges be dropped against Nick, which of course only made the DA more determined to get Nick.   It turns out that Tripp (I love the Linda connection!) went on hearsay of that woman who phoned up and threatened us, and got the judge to sign the tainted search warrant.

I ain't making this up, folks!   Now get this.   Since Ray's Market stated they never owned the hen, plus it had only shown up several weeks before Nick picked her up, the police made up a "NEW OWNER" for Speckles.   We have no idea who this new owner is yet.

I invite you all to look at the postings and pictures at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JOCO_SheriffsWatch/

I have posted the "modified" police report, the "modified" owner papers, plus you can talk directly to both Tripp and Rarey since they joined!!!   If you have to join to see the stuff, just send me an e-mail and I'll mail you an invite.

Can I post a couple of you songs there, or are they copyrighted?

Thanks so much.   Please send me an e-mail because I so seldom get here.   I did notice something weird; someone posted an article under my name here.   It's not bad or anything; just strange.   Thanks,

Kathy L. Dean
kathylynndean@direcway.com
www.kathylynndean.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JOCO_SheriffsWatch/


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: DonD
Date: 16 May 04 - 04:20 PM

I will not offer an apology for my challenge effort which responded to the information available at the time. I do extend my condolences to all who experienced the emotional loss, and express my outrage at the miscarriages of justices in this case, which seem symptomatic of what's going on in America (but I hoped not rural Oregon).

Does anyone else sense a parallel to world events in this preemptive strike on trumped-up non-charges? The supposed governmental intercession to rescue an innocent victim resulting in her untimely death, not to mention torture and humiliation by an arrogant rules-flaunting teen-ager? The rousing of popular passions based on false, incomplete, contradictory or misleading information? The official sources of military/police power spinning the facts on their website? I wax wroth! Is this Deputy Tripp a relative of Linda Tripp? Wait, no first name is given -- could it actually be she? The behavior patterns are consistent!

This case should be pursued in ever higher circles. If we want justice, it should be taken all the way up to the Supreme Court, where ----- Oh, oh, ----------- never mind!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Áine
Date: 16 May 04 - 01:39 PM

What a perfect end to the song saga of sweet Speckles, Deda. And for the following foray into the misfortunate fortunes of this freckled fowl, you are awarded a special R.I.P.B.L.O.B.:

If a hen can go to heaven
That's where Speckles now must be.
Free from Abbey, and the Sheriff,
And that stupid deputy!


And I want to again send wishes to Nick and Kathy Lynn for a good resolution to this situation.

All the best, Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Deda
Date: 15 May 04 - 11:53 PM

I would have entered this sooner but I've been off line a lot. I am sorry about the loss of Speckles, and have to start by saying that I really do hope that Nick and Kathy have weathered this loss and abuse and are healing from both the insults and the injuries.

To the tune of Clementine.

CHORUS (after every verse): Oh my darling, oh my darling,
oh my darling Speckles Hen,
You are lost and gone forever,
And I miss my Speckles Hen.

She was sitting by the paper
at the grocery store one day,
Nick came by and she was friendly,
just a homeless chicken stray.

He took her home, and made her comfy,
Brought her food and company,
Nick and Kathy and their Speckles
Made a happy family.

She was safe, and she was happy,
Any fool could plainly see,
But the Sheriff and his side-kick,
Had to stir up some misery.

Tripp told lies, he made up charges,
With the help of DA Clay
Nick was hauled off in his skivvies
and Speckles, too, was dragged away.

Folks at Ray's, they liked old Speckles,
She was cute, they used to say-
Said the same of hens before her,
None of them alive today.

Some drunk kid was out carousing
The night that Speckles met her fate.
He wrung her neck and then he left her
At Ray's Market, by the gate.

If a hen can go to heaven
That's where Speckles now must be.
Free from Abbey, and the Sheriff,
And that stupid deputy!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: GUEST,Scabby Douglas
Date: 11 May 04 - 06:41 PM

Umm...

No, not really, but something sort of Dylanesque, maybe...


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Áine
Date: 11 May 04 - 12:33 PM

A wonderful righting of wrong song, Scabby!! Here's your B.L.O.B. for this grand contribution to the Saga of Speckles:

A man who stole nothing is labelled a robber
And the Josephine Sheriff is still in denial
And a killer walks free with no stain, but the County
Continues to press for a meaningless trial


Do you have a tune in mind for your song?

All the best, Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 11 May 04 - 12:27 PM

No title for this, but by way of apology for my earlier effort...

In Oregon State, down in Josephine County,
There's dark deeds a-doing in Justice's name
There's illegal entry and warrants are missing
And trusted peacekeepers should be burning with shame

There can't be a thief when nothing was stolen
You can't be a lawman by breaking the law
Come clean and confess to your cruel mistreatment
And take a deep breath and your charges withdraw.

While a hen who had never been evil or cruel
A fowl sweet of nature and friendly to all
Was wantonly slain by young Adam S Abbey
For kicks or for simply no reason at all.

A man who stole nothing is labelled a robber
And the Josephine Sheriff is still in denial
And a killer walks free with no stain, but the County
Continues to press for a meaningless trial


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Áine
Date: 11 May 04 - 12:10 PM

Yeah, and Nick gets put in jail for picking up a stray and un-owned chicken to save it from exactly the same fate that she eventually met. Sad, sad, sad.

But, at least Speckles will be remembered by all the Challenge!rs who rose to the occassion and immortalized her in song!

All the best, Áine

P.S. Thanks for the update, Scabby.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 11 May 04 - 11:30 AM

oh, great; Speckles loses her life to a drunk teenager out driving (which he shouldn't have been doing in the first place!!!!)


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 11 May 04 - 11:24 AM

http://www.mailtribune.com/archive/2004/0507/local/stories/18local.htm

Teenager admits to strangling Murphy's store hen
A Cave Junction teen has been charged Thursday with animal abuse after admitting to a sheriff's deputy that he killed Speckles — a celebrity hen who made her home at a Murphy supermarket.
Adam M. Abbey, 18, of Cave Junction was cited on a charge of first-degree aggravated animal abuse, a class "C" felony. Josephine County sheriff's Lt. Lee Harman said deputies did not arrest Abbey because he has no prior criminal record and cooperated with police investigating Speckles' death.

On Sunday morning, Speckles was found dead on the doorstep of Ray's Food Place, 7200 Williams Highway. The discovery prompted a community outcry, with a local businessman offering $500 to anyone who turned in the chicken killer.

The sheriff's office received an anonymous call with information that Abbey was to blame for Speckles' death. Abbey found out police were looking for him, and went to a sheriff's substation in Cave Junction.

Abbey told a deputy that he went to Ray's on Saturday night to use a pay phone. He said he wrung Speckles' neck because the chicken "had a limp, and he wanted to put it out of its misery," Harman said.

Abbey admitted to drinking beer and hard alcohol before arriving at the supermarket, Harman said.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Áine
Date: 04 May 04 - 05:37 PM

Dear Kathy Lynn,

I'm so glad that you think our musical ramblings here at the Mudcat are funny. I know that none of the Challenge!rs would want to add insult to what we now know are true and terrible injuries. Please know that all of us crazy songwriters wish you and Nick the very best; and we hope that this whole mess is cleared up soon and in your favor.

And if you don't mind, I'd like to ask any of the Part 94 Challengers to jump in here and write some sweet songs for the poor departed Speckles. In her picture, she looks like she had a lot of dignity, even for a chicken.

All the best, Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: GUEST,kathylynndean@direcway.com
Date: 04 May 04 - 05:11 PM

Reading some of the songs were the only thing that has made me laugh in days.   If the sheriff's had not illegally entered our property (they had no legal Search Warrant or even a citation for Nick's arrest) Speckles would still be alive today.   I know she is only a chicken, but I sobbed all morning yesteday when I heard her neck had been wrung.   The DA actually told our lawyer they WILL find an owner for the dead chicken.   Ray's Market has filed papers stating they never owned the chicken, etc.    We are being threatened daily and not only worry for our lives, but the lives of our animals.   Nick is diabetic and very sick, plus a partially disabled Vet.   They forced him to walk barefoot down 200 feet over our very sharp 3/4 minus baserock driveway.   The circulation to his hands was cut off, and when Nick refused to give the sheriff the combo to our electric gate, they broke it down. They would not remove his cuffs so he could punch in the combo. They could have asked me to open it remotely from inside the house.   Yes, we are a mess.   Nick is on medication from the VA, so is actually doing better than I am.   I am, for the first time in my life, and I am 57 years old, knowingly near a breakdown...K.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Amos
Date: 04 May 04 - 12:29 PM

This is only the second time that the real life subjects of our Song Challenges have come back with their real stories. It's almost eerie.

Welcome to the Mudcat Cafe, Kathy. I have to say that your real story is much more gruesome than I imagined, and it sounds like you and Nick are dealing with serious bureaucratic dementia in this case. What could be motiviating these poeple? Don't they have enough to do?

I hope you will forgive our making a Song Challenge up based on the news reports about poor Spreckles. Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from cryin', I guess.

Best regards,


Amos


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: GUEST,This you just won't believe...
Date: 04 May 04 - 02:03 AM

There has been some important information that we have known about for some time but have not been able to divulge.   Since this information was presented to the DA of Josephine County today in court, I have our lawyers permission to release it.   I am first going to run down a very quick timeline of the actions that took place.

03-18-04    Nick finds Speckles in magazine rack at Ray's Market

03-19-04    Kathy phones Ray's Market to say we have the chicken

03-20-04    We buy hen and rooster since Ray's employee said to keep Speckles, bring back the apple crate.

03-21-04    Nothing

03-22-04    A lady by the name of Connie Young phones me up and threatens to bring a "mob" of people over here to "get us and the       chicken."    She also says she owns the Chicken.
                I phone the Sheriff to file a complaint for harassment.
                Deputy Tripp phones back to say Oregon has a two time threat law, and the first does not count so Ms. Young did nothing wrong by threatening to physically hurt us.
                Deputy Tripp states that Rays Market owns the chicken, not Connie Young.

03-23-04    Deputy Tripp harasses me all day by phoning and saying that my husband is going to be arrested for a Felony, and his gun and voting rights will be taken away.

03-24-04    Nick is arrested for chicken theft at 1:30AM and taken to jail.

********************************************************************
Anyone who has followed the case knows the above scenario.   What you don't know is this:

1.    The Josephine County Sheriff's Department knew that no one owned the chicken and brought the charges against Nick in spite of this fact.

2.    Ray's Market never once phoned the Sheriff's Department to report a stolen chicken.   Deputy Tripp phoned them!

3.    The Sheriff's Department has constantly lied to the public via the media and their Bulletin Board on their website by stating that Ray's Market phoned in a report for a stolen chicken.   They have even gone so far as to say the manager of Ray's Market said he owned the chicken.

4.    The Sheriff's Department (and many other people) have constantly referred to Nick Gombos as a "chicken thief" when in reality absolutely no one phoned in a theft, or even owned the chicken.

5.    The Sheriff's Department (Tripp) lied to the Judge in order to get the Search Warrant signed at 12:05AM.   

6.    The Sheriff's Department (Tripp) lied to the Judge stating that Nick had tried to also steal a rooster.

7.    The Sheriff's Department (Tripp) lied to the Judge by stating the hen was owned by Ray's Market.

8.    Ray's Market demanded both verbally, and in writing from their lawyer that all charges be dropped against Nick Gombos.

9.    Ray's Market documented both verbally and in writing from their lawyer that they do not, nor ever have owned the chicken Nick picked up.

10. Ray's Market did not even realize they were involved in the State of Oregon lawsuit against Nick until I, Kathy L. Dean, told Nate McCulley over the phone.

11.   The Sheriff Department illegally entered our property and illegally arrested Nick.   They was no legal paperwork for either action.

12.    In the court hearing today, our lawyer, Foster Glass, brought up to the DA that Ray's Market has filed paperwork claiming they never said they owned the chicken, want no charges brought against Nick, etc.   This is legal, filed paperwork demanding that Josephine County stop bringing their name into a lawsuit that never involved them, and they never reported.

13.    The Josephine County DA stated that they will probably "amend" the paperwork and "find" an owner for the chicken, which sadly is now dead.   

14.    There are apparently no "tapes" to be turned over to our lawyer, and I know the reason why.   We have always known the reason why.   Nick did not resist arrest or do anything wrong.   All the tapes would show is their own officer ripping down our front gate.

15.    DA Clay Johnson and Sheriff Daniel have so much money that they are going after a man who did not steal a chicken, has a corporation backing him stating he did not steal the chicken, has a corporation demanding that all charges be dropped and that Ray's Market's name be removed from the illegally filed paperwork.

16.    As it stands now, Deputy Tripp illegally listed Ray's Market as the "Victim" and reporter of the theft.

17.    Had Deputy Tripp done his duty and cited Connie Young for making threats against us, as he should have, Speckles would be alive today.

18.    Had the citizens of this County demanded, as they should have, that "chicken theft" is a civil matter and not a jury trial matter, this horrible, stressful situation would not be where it is today.   

19.    The next court appearance is set for 24 May 2004 in order to give DA Clay Johnson time to find an owner for the chicken.   You think I'm joking?   Sadly, I'm not.   He stated that if he could not find an owner for the dead chicken, he would "amend" the paperwork to show a different owner.   Again, sadly I am not kidding.   

20.    I know for a fact there are a lot of "Good-ole-Boys" that will step up and say they own the chicken.   Even though it's extensively documented that the chicken just showed up "out-of-the-blue" a couple of weeks prior to Nick finding it, I will be willing to bet all of a sudden some one is going to come forward and claim they placed the Chicken at Ray's Market.

21.    Does anyone in this county care if this happens?   Nah! Of course not!   If they did, something would have been done about it long ago.   Will people phone Nick and apologize to him for the horrible things they said to him?   No, because people in this area don't care what happens to others as long as it does not happen to them.

22.    We got our ballots in the mail today.   Will the citizens vote out the crooked County Commissioners and get new faces in there?   Nah.

For those who do care, here are some phone numbers:

DA            541 474-5200

Sheriff       541 474-5123 (Main Office)
                541 474-5120 (Administration)
                541 474-5153 (Investigations)
                541 474-5300 (Emergency Management)
                541 474-5145 (Civil Matters)

Murphy Sub Station    541 474-5135

Board of County Commissioners   541 474-5221

Finance Department    541 474-5255

Treasurer    541 474-5235

State Justice 541 776-6043

Secretary of State   503 986-1500

Govt Waste Hotline 1 800 336-8218


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: GUEST,Kathy Dean, Nick Gombos' wife...
Date: 04 May 04 - 02:01 AM

Oh, guys, this is just too funny!   I found it via Google. I have to bring you up to date on what happened though, and the easiest way is to copy two messages I sent out today.   I will paste the first here, and the second on a different posting.   Pictures of Nick in his speedos can be seen on my website at www.kathylynndean.com

Monday, 05-03-04 at 11:00AM

I just received a phone call from Meg Landers, a wonderful newspaper reporter at the Medford Tribune.   Our beautiful, sweet Speckles was found dead in front of Ray's Market yesterday, on Sunday morning.   I just phoned the manager of Ray's Market, Nate McCulley (I was sobbing, which is not an unusual state for me these days) to tell him how sick I was about it, and he calmly told me her death was due to "Media Attention."   He was not crying and he showed absolutely no emotion whatsoever.

This is the fifth hen that I know about that has been killed at the market.   Why the SPCA did not follow through with the paperwork I don't know, but I will be phoning them when I calm down.   I don't know if she was run over (that's how most hens get killed there) or her neck was wrung.   Meg Landers told me that her neck had been wrung, but I can't even imagine someone doing that.

I think that maybe Nick and I were the only ones who did come to love her, because anyone that cared for the safety of an animal would not place them back in an unfenced area next to a highway.   The total, complete insanity of this all is beyond belief.   When everyone hears what the police really did to Nick and to me, your shock and outrage will almost equal mine.   At this time I am not allowed to discuss it due to our lawyer's orders.

I answered a lot of unanswered questions on the Sheriff's bulletin board last night, and the webmaster, Rarey, removed them all.   I took the time to explain to people that the chicken was not "stolen" and there was no "warrant" for Nick's arrest, etc.   I assume the Sheriff Department can not handle the truth.

Meg Landers at the Tribune is writing the article.   She loves birds, as do we, and I know she will handle the story with the compassion it deserves.   I have a beautiful picture of Speckles that I took with Nick holding her, and I will post it to my website later.   Oh, I just realized they shut down my web site again, so I'm not sure I can do that.

In sadness, K.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: GUEST,Hyperabid - Still a Guest
Date: 20 Apr 04 - 06:03 PM

Hey Amos

Thanks for the correcting my ever useless HTML.

See you on the next song challenge.

Rgds

Hyp


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Amos
Date: 18 Apr 04 - 08:04 PM

The link shoulld be to http://www.songscribbler.com/: Click here.

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: GUEST,Hyperabid - Still a Guest - Again
Date: 18 Apr 04 - 07:00 PM

Songthreaders

Whilst I'm at it check out this site www.songscribbler.com. I met the guy who runs it whilst I was at Sounds Expo 2004. He seems really dedicated and pays back 80% of all money made from downloads back to the artist. (I'm not involved in it but it seems to be an opportunity to get some tiny recompense for all your Song Challenge efforts)!

Don't know is this sort of thing would interest you folks.

Rgds

Hyp


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: GUEST,Hyperabid - Still a Guest
Date: 18 Apr 04 - 06:56 PM

Aine

Glad to hear I'm remembered - big hugs back.

Still can't work out how to get my password back as I've forgotten the email I was using:(

Will look in soonest.

Hyp


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Amos
Date: 18 Apr 04 - 11:44 AM

Y'know rhe GG is feeling liberally exercised when she starts sending out big hogs. They're considered quite valuable in Texas, I hear!

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Áine
Date: 18 Apr 04 - 11:10 AM

Hello, hello, dear Hyperabid!!! I've really missed you. Things are fine here, and getting better since all these lovely Challenge!rs showed up to write some songs. ;-)

I've got another Challenge! cooking, so I hope I'll be seeing you again very soon.

Big hogs and snugs, Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 18 Apr 04 - 08:17 AM

Nice to find a thread with such a small amout of fowl language.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: GUEST,Hyperabid forgot his password after all this
Date: 17 Apr 04 - 09:48 PM

Aine

Regards How goes?

Hyp


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Áine
Date: 09 Apr 04 - 06:00 PM

And we have another Fantailtastic entry!! I love every verse of your song, DonD; so, it was very difficult to pick one for your B.L.O.B.. But, at last this one just rose to top:

Those at Ray's Food Place, where hen Speckle was a fixture,
Seeing Jeckyll with no Speckle said, "Something's wrong with this picture!"
"There's been a biddy-napping! Get the sheriff on the case!
"He should grill the rooster; he saw the villain's face!"


'biddy-napping' and 'grill the rooster' -- Love it!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Amos
Date: 09 Apr 04 - 05:26 PM

LOL, Don!! Good job!!

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: DonD
Date: 09 Apr 04 - 05:23 PM

(To the tune of 'Sweet Betsy from Pike' and apol;ogies to 'Aunt Martha's Sheep)

Come gather you round and I'll sing you the tale
Of how Nick 'Speedo' Gombos went to Josephine County jail.
It happened on a Friday in the Food Place's parking lot;
Nick stopped to buy the paper, but trouble's what he got.

There beside the 'Nickel' was this forlorn looking hen.
Nick did a double take, and then he looked again --
He told his wife, "I think the bird most surely will
Look much more comfortable resting on our barbecue grill!

Those at Ray's Food Place, where hen Speckle was a fixture,
Seeing Jeckyll with no Speckle said, "Something's wrong with this picture!"
"There's been a biddy-napping! Get the sheriff on the case!
"He should grill the rooster; he saw the villain's face!"

But Nick he was no villain; his intentions they were pure:
(Though he may have coveted a source of useful chicken manure)
His wife began a flock and made Ray's Food Place aware
That the bird would no longer be in such danger there.

Nate McCully, the store manager, denied charges of fowl abuse.
He said, "They're not our birds; they just run around here loose."
Then he filed charges, called Nick a chicken thief!
And he didn't even own the bird! His nerve is beyond belief!

Now if you'll pay attention, I'm sure you'll have a laugh.
Nick, his wife and the sheriff conspired in a social gaffe:
Out there in Oregon, not to far from staid Grant's Pass,
You don't get arrested with only a red Speedo to cover your ass!

The sheriff says he told Nick's wife to get him some more apparel;
That's a claim with which she has a serious quarrel.
When he asked Nick in decency to cover himself -- please!
Nick took umbrage when he referred to his Speedos as -- BVD's!

Such crass disregard for upscale brand recognition
Made Nick stubbornly refuse to improve his dress condition.
So off he went, arrested, with his barely draped posterior;
Home again soon after, we hope wiser, but surely wearier.

The case is unsettled, we doubt it will go far.
The hen is home with the rooster, pecking at the parking lot tar.
Down at the Murphy barber shop, there's been palaver and prattle ,
But it seems clear that there will not be a custody battle!

Singing: Whack fol the dido -- and cock a doodle doo!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Apr 04 - 02:35 PM

Brilliant, indeed, Amos!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Amos
Date: 09 Apr 04 - 11:57 AM

Wow!! Another Silver BLOB!! My virtual cups run over....or somethign like that! :>)

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Áine
Date: 08 Apr 04 - 12:52 PM

Bloody Brilliant, darlin' Amos!! And I had to pick the following verse for your well-earned B.L.O.B.:

I was sure if I let out my anger
I would sure meet an untimely end,
I'd become a most rabid attacker
And end up imprisoned, my friend.
That's not how I wanted to end, sir
So I kept Hyde hidden deep in me head,
I had nothing to hide sir, but Hyde, sir, itself
So I slept with a barn owl instead.


Way to go!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Amos
Date: 08 Apr 04 - 12:36 PM

Sad Tale of the Bipolar Rooster
(Tune: Acres of Clams)

Oh, Jekyll's my name, I'm a rooster
And it's strange is the tale I will tell!
I was madly in love with young Speckles
A hen from the south end of hell.
I courted her slowly and quickly
But she badgered my soul 'til I cried
She was bitchy and sour and wicked
And she brought out my Hyde from inside.

Now my Hyde is a strange alter-ego
He is foaming and savage and cruel
While my true self is loving and thoughtful
And a bit of a panderin' fool.
I was startled and angry and panicked
When that hen was purloined from her shelf!
But rather than attack Mister Nickles
I hid in a tree, by myself.

I was sure if I let out my anger
I would sure meet an untimely end,
I'd become a most rabid attacker
And end up imprisoned, my friend.
That's not how I wanted to end, sir
So I kept Hyde hidden deep in me head,
I had nothing to hide sir, but Hyde, sir, itself
So I slept with a barn owl instead.

Regards,


A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Flash Company
Date: 08 Apr 04 - 10:35 AM

Just thinking about what was Jekyll doing when Speckles was snatched?
Hyding perhaps?

Oh well

FC


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Áine
Date: 07 Apr 04 - 05:45 PM

Right you are, Uncle Dave!!

Now, come on Challenge!rs -- I know there are more than 8 songs out there about a red Speedo'd chicken wrangler!! You can do it!! Just pick a tune you know real well, and sit down and GO FOR IT!!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 07 Apr 04 - 05:28 PM

That goes well with the tune of The Christmas Massacre.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Amos
Date: 07 Apr 04 - 09:53 AM

Speedo and freckles!!! Wow!! Great!!

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Áine
Date: 07 Apr 04 - 08:49 AM

Definitely no apology needed, Scabby! That's a great song ;-) And here's your B.L.O.B. for this perfectly unblemished verse:

They got them a warrant and rescued poor Speckles
And arrested old Nick in his Speedos and freckles
He won't need his Speedos, that hen-rustlin fool
Cause down in the County Jail, there ain't no pool.


I love the freckles line, by the way!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 07 Apr 04 - 08:22 AM

you'e apologizing? Did you see what I posted?

*grin*

love the chorus!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 07 Apr 04 - 06:41 AM

ahem...

The Rustling of Speckles, the Celebrity Hen

Late in the evenin' on William's Highway
For a news-paper he went, and he stopped at Old Ray's
In the magazine rack, by surprise he was stricken
When he saw roosting there, a beautiful chicken

He thought she was handsome, he thought she was fine
"O! Rara avis! Would that you were mine!"
She was bound to be roadkill, or come to some harm
So he took her back home, tucked under his arm.

CHORUS:
        You may sing of your ostriches, eagles or owls,
        Talk turkey or pheasant, or do-mestic fowls
        May his name be forever accursed among men
        Who stole Speckles, the famous celebrity hen

Despite earnest entreaties to hen-thievin Nick 'n'
His wife, they refused to surrender the chicken
The sheriff was called in, and he gave his word,
He'd raise up a posse and recover the bird

CHORUS

They got them a warrant and rescued poor Speckles
And arrested old Nick in his Speedos and freckles
He won't need his Speedos, that hen-rustlin fool
Cause down in the County Jail, there ain't no pool.

CHORUS


... sorry..


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Amos
Date: 06 Apr 04 - 10:55 AM

More like fried chicken, I think....


A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Áine
Date: 06 Apr 04 - 10:33 AM

Excellent first Challenge!, FC! And here is your very first B.L.O.B. (that's Best Line O' Bull) award for this snappy verse:

But Speckles, she took to Budweiser,
Tho' I said it would lead her astray,
She was sleeping one off when he saw her
And the fowl (foul?) scoundrel took her away!


I'm glad to see someone looking at this situation from poor Jekyll's POV. ;-) And why did Nick nab only the hen??? What was poor Jekyll, chopped liver???

Welcome to the Song Challenge!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Amos
Date: 06 Apr 04 - 10:10 AM

Heya, FC!! Welcome to the SOng Challenge, the only game in town!! :>)) The Gaelic Goddess will no doubt be along momentarily to cover you with virtual reward for your virtuosity!! Nice job.

A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 06 Apr 04 - 09:55 AM

Well done!

seems Jekyl is getting more sympathy then the poor kidnapped hen though...


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Flash Company
Date: 06 Apr 04 - 09:34 AM

Oh my name it is Jekyl the rooster
And a terrible thing has occurred,
For a Chicknapper name of Nick Gombos
Has made off with my sweet Speckled Bird>

Oh she is the best hen on the car-park
We lived there for many a year,
And the good folk of Murphy all knew us,
And fed us on crisps and root beer!

But Speckles, she took to Budweiser,
Tho' I said it would lead her astray,
She was sleeping one off when he saw her
And the fowl (foul?) scoundrel took her away!

His success was short lived, Sherrif Daniel
Made a dawn raid to set Speckles free,
And hauled Gombos away in his Speedo's
And brought back my darling to me!

Now peace is restored to the car park,
The Sherrif was good as his word
And I'm back in my rooster heaven
On the back of my Great Speckled Bird!

FC


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Amos
Date: 05 Apr 04 - 10:18 PM

Unnn-NOTICED???

PUSHmatawhaw!!

Not likely.


A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Áine
Date: 05 Apr 04 - 09:55 PM

. . . just so this thread doesn't go unnoticed . . .

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Áine
Date: 05 Apr 04 - 04:50 PM

. . . gulp . . . blush . . . grin . .

I'll just quote dear Dharmabum at this juncture: Feels like old times at the Mudcat!

Big hogs and snugs to all ya'll, Áine


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Charley Noble
Date: 05 Apr 04 - 04:45 PM

Áine-

You gotta send that one to Ray to post on the store's bulletin board!

You're running the risk of making millions with your talent, and free-ranging charms!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Dharmabum
Date: 05 Apr 04 - 04:23 PM

Good on ya Annie!
Big BLOBS back atchya!

Charley,I love that fowl ball line!


       D.B.


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Amos
Date: 05 Apr 04 - 04:04 PM

Giiiit DOWWWWWN!!! Big Blobs to you, TGG!!! I love the idea that "chickens that live up in Murphy, they're easy to love.". I mean, how did you KNOW??? LOL!!


Yeeehaaa!


A


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 05 Apr 04 - 03:45 PM

Watch out world, the Gaelic Goddess is back in town!


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Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 94
From: Áine
Date: 05 Apr 04 - 03:44 PM

Charley, now that's some fowl humor!

I decided to go country on this one (after a little push from Uncle Amos). Don't think it'll get me on Nashville Star; but, that may be a good thing ;-)

Nicky, Don't Bring That Chicken Back Home From Ray's Food Place
(Tune: Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys)

Nicky, don't bring that chicken back home from Ray's Food Place.
Those SPCA folks will get up in arms,
When they can't get next to her free-ranging charms.
Nicky, don't bring that chicken back home from Ray's Food Place.
She just has to roam, she'll never stay home, it's that ol' rooster Jekyll she loves.


Chickens that live up in Murphy, they're easy to love.
That's why on occasion, they can get scooped up from above.
They might look easy, with loose wings and feathered behinds.
But they're here to stay, so the townsfolk all say, and they belong with their own kind.

Nicky, don't bring that chicken back home from Ray's Food Place.
Those SPCA folks will get up in arms,
When they can't get next to her free-ranging charms.
Nicky, don't bring that chicken back home from Ray's Food Place.
She just has to roam, she'll never stay home, it's that ol' rooster Jekyll she loves.


Speckles and Jekyll were cozy and snug in the news bin.
When Nicky's cold hands went searching for something to love.
But ol' Sherriff Daniels was put on the case in a rush then.
And he wasn't too sweet, in his squad car seat, when he pushed Nicky's red Speedo'd tush in.

Nicky, don't bring that chicken back home from Ray's Food Place.
Those SPCA folks will get up in arms,
When they can't get next to her free-ranging charms.
Nicky, don't bring that chicken back home from Ray's Food Place.
She just has to roam, she'll never stay home, it's that ol' rooster Jekyll she loves.



Thank you, thank you very much... ;-)

-- Áine


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