Lion of the Blogosphere

Chickens in Silicon Valley

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2018/03/02/feature/the-silicon-valley-elites-latest-status-symbol-chickens/

No, we’re not talking about fearful computer programmers, we’re talking about birds that lay eggs. And not regular chickens, but “heritage breeds.” Only the wealthiest can afford to raise heritage chickens in Silicon Valley where real estate is so expensive.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 3, 2018 at 8:33 AM

Posted in Wealth

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  1. Reminds me, again, how prescient was Thorstein Veblem in 1899 with his book A Theory of the Leisure Class where he discussed how the elites end up competing in status games, such as raising heritage chickens.

    bomag

    March 3, 2018 at 8:57 AM

    • And adopting African children.

      Curle

      March 3, 2018 at 1:02 PM

      • I’m against adoption in general but see nothing extra wrong with adopting africans over say homegrown orphans.

        mpt

        March 3, 2018 at 3:01 PM

      • Then, mpt, you are either aggressively clueless or beyond help.

        Keyser Soze

        March 5, 2018 at 9:08 AM

  2. There’s a house near me on a standard small building lot, maybe 80′ x 100′, and they raise chickens.

    Peter

    ironrailsironweights

    March 3, 2018 at 9:35 AM

  3. My cousin has chickens. Very healthy hobby as eggs from backyard chickens have a better nutritional profile and taste much better. She brings over eggs pretty often and i love it. The yolk is a richer, more orangish yellow color and the whites are super tight. Exotic breeds of chickens are mostly a waste because they usually lay far fewer eggs. Only kind i would consider would be something like Araucana that lays blue eggs that are really pretty (but taste no different). They recently found that blue eggs are the result of a retrovirus common in these chicken breeds that allows bile to seep in to the eggshell, which might make blue eggs less popular if it were to become commonly known. Silicone Valley types probably dont eat enough eggs to warrant one of the main laying breeds so that could be another reason (other than the obvious status rationale) for favoring exotic breeds.

    PerezHBD

    March 3, 2018 at 9:47 AM

    • How do you know they have a better nutritional profile? If anything all the pumped up feed they give chickens in factories will superpower the eggs.

      I’ve eaten hand raised, organic, no name cheap, and costco. Costco tastes the best to me, but I only eat the yolks. The shells are easier to crack, too.

      toomanyspiders

      March 3, 2018 at 5:53 PM

      • Eggs should have orange yolks. If they are grain fed they will be yellow signaling a poor Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio (excessive Omega 6 fatty acid content is highly inflammatory).

        Orange yolks also indicate presence of vitamin K which is hard to find in a non grassfed animals diet.

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

        March 3, 2018 at 9:40 PM

      • That’s interesting. The costco eggs have a darker yolk than generic supermarket brands but I doubt the costco hens are being fed anything special.

        toomanyspiders

        March 4, 2018 at 4:27 PM

  4. In France, « fermier » is heritage, it is the breed and the nurturing. It is less demanding as organic in nurturing. So organic food « bio » is the best. In organic we have two standards : the European wich is lower (blue sign ). The French one AB (green logo) wich is much better . Because of free-market and harmonization UE constraints, each year the quality of French bio are lowered . It become a bit cheaper but is less good. The truly rich don’t care because they go to some shops (Le bon marché épicerie, Fauchon) that are way above those standards but with ridiculously high prices .

    Bruno

    March 3, 2018 at 10:11 AM

  5. You can buy 7kg of fruits « bargained » for 200 $ !

    https://www.fauchon.com/fr/plaisir-de-fruits/

    Contrary to the USA where vegetables and fruits are beautiful to see and horrible in taste everywhere I went, it tastes better than it looks like.

    Bruno

    March 3, 2018 at 10:17 AM

    • Where did you go, Bruno? We have plenty of farmstands that sell delicious fruit.

      gothamette

      March 3, 2018 at 11:52 AM

      • I went to big cities and it was 15 years ago … maybe it has improved . I was very disappointed because they looked so good …

        Bruno

        March 3, 2018 at 12:09 PM

      • Yes, in cities our produce sucks. Think of the transportation costs.

        If you go into the countryside, you find farmstands everywhere.

        In upstate New York, you can even find honor system farmstands!!

        gothamette

        March 3, 2018 at 2:50 PM

  6. I read Veblen’s book some years ago. I found it unbelievably repetitive. I don’t even remember it’s main thesis, but whatever it was he kept making it over and over again.

    maryk

    March 3, 2018 at 10:27 AM

    • Veblen’s comes down today as the guy who coined the term “conspicuous consumption.”

      At the time, economists were trying to figure out where modern industrial economies would go. Marx had the workers seizing power; the neo-classicals had supply and demand sorting things out; Veblen had the wealthy tribalizing and inventing culture for themselves.

      bomag

      March 3, 2018 at 2:49 PM

  7. OMG. Now it’s SWPL farming vs. prole farming.

    Next on LOTB:

    “Do SWPL chickens have B.O?”

    maryk

    March 3, 2018 at 10:31 AM

    • Only the Guido chickens.

      Mike Street Station

      March 3, 2018 at 11:29 AM

      • Mike, I’m surprised at this kind of statement from you. I would have expected this to come from JS or driveallnight.

        maryk

        March 3, 2018 at 1:37 PM

      • It was funny.

        Curle

        March 3, 2018 at 3:07 PM

      • The difference MaryK, is I meant it as a joke. If anything, I was mocking JS.

        Mike Street Station

        March 3, 2018 at 3:56 PM

      • I don’t recall driveby ever making any guido comments.

        JS

        March 3, 2018 at 5:03 PM

      • Guido chickens cuss and threaten you right up til they go in the pot.

        Seriously. There’s even a few companies who offer a variety named “Free-range Scaramucci”

        driveallnight

        March 3, 2018 at 5:11 PM

      • Guido guys tend to be vain, and therefore have good hygiene. I see guidos getting their eyebrows threaded in the mall all the time.

        toomanyspiders

        March 3, 2018 at 5:55 PM

      • The difference MaryK, is I meant it as a joke. If anything, I was mocking JS.

        I should have know!

        maryk

        March 3, 2018 at 8:17 PM

      • I don’t recall driveby ever making any guido comments.

        Are you serious? He replied to one of my online temper tantrums by saying “gudoguidoguidoguido.” Then he got mad at me for what the thought was an insult to his sex life by asking me when I last got laid and referring to me as “Mama Guida Sarducci.” And then in a later post called me “guida” again – even though the term is “guidette” and it’s an insulting term anyway.

        maryk

        March 3, 2018 at 8:20 PM

      • “I don’t recall driveby ever making any guido comments.”

        And yet…MaryK and I both thought of you. Weird huh?

        Mike Street Station

        March 4, 2018 at 8:55 AM

      • Holy crap I cant stop laughing….thank you maryk for this compilation of my trolling. You are the wind beneath my wings…

        driveallnight

        March 4, 2018 at 2:12 PM

      • “You are the wind beneath my wings…”

        Right back at you, driveallnight. Did you ever know that you’re not my hero? You’re everything I hope I’ll never be. LOL! Now stop calling me “guido, guidette, or guida.” OK?

        maryk

        March 4, 2018 at 7:24 PM

      • Got it, you’d prefer “wop” going forward

        driveallnight

        March 4, 2018 at 8:40 PM

      • Got it, you’d prefer “wop” going forward

        No, I’d prefer “Mary.” Stop being dense,now!

        maryk

        March 4, 2018 at 10:39 PM

      • Look at them flirt

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

        March 5, 2018 at 10:21 PM

    • SWPL farming might involve growing crops and raising chickens for eggs. I don’t expect SWPLs to cut the heads off of their beloved birds so they could put them on the dinner table. That’s what proles do, not SWPLs.

      JS

      March 3, 2018 at 12:58 PM

      • JS, you’re gonna hafta explain the whole “cut off head = prole” thing to me, because I’m fucking baffled.

        Lion, here’s a project for the readers of this website: Compile the “SWPL vs. Prole” guide. Then we’ll finally have it straight.

        SWPL Prole
        Shake Shack McDonald’s
        Alaskan cruises Caribbean cruises
        Orange Is The New Black The Walking Dead

        There. I got the ball rolling.

        njguy73

        March 3, 2018 at 5:59 PM

      • JS is correct. Butchering is prole, collecting eggs and taking pictures of them for your domestic mommy blog is SWPL.

        Do these SWPLs realise chickens will destroy their yards searching for bugs? Chickens are supposed to eat bugs and table scraps, not feed. That’s how you can tell who’s virtue signaling vs who’s raising hens for flavorful eggs and meat.

        Forbidden Thoughts

        March 4, 2018 at 8:49 AM

  8. Is this a case of the chickens coming home to roost?

    gothamette

    March 3, 2018 at 11:15 AM

  9. I live in Silicon Valley and 15 years ago there was a very old house at the end of the street with a 2 acre lot. They raised chickens. My daughter would go and get eggs sometimes. These were just regular chickens, not overpriced heritage breeds.

    The couple sold the property. Everything was torn down and a 7000 sq ft gated mega mansion was built on the parcel.

    MikeCA

    March 3, 2018 at 11:23 AM

    • 7000 sq ft is not a mega mansion. Maybe it was oversized for the lot depending on how many stories there were.

      Magnavox

      March 3, 2018 at 3:40 PM

      • Most of the other houses on the street are in the 1500-3000 sq ft range. There is one other house at the end of the street that is 3700 sq ft. I just noticed that Zillow now claims the mega house is 10,800 sq ft, but when it was for sale in the 2010 time frame I remember it was only listed as 7000 sq ft. I don’t think there has been any construction there, so nothing has been added.

        It was built in 2002. In 2010 the residents moved out and it went up for sale at just under 8 million, but did not sell. In late 2011 it was taken off the market. A year later it finally sold for 6 million in a private, off market sale. Zillow now claims it is worth almost 9 million.

        mikeCA

        March 3, 2018 at 8:55 PM

      • You sure do love talking about how much your house is worth.

        Magnavox

        March 3, 2018 at 11:52 PM

    • “I live in Silicon Valley”

      That explains your pathological leftism. Silicon Valley is our new elite, and it is a terrible elite, with virtually no sense of Noblesse Oblige toward ordinary Americans and a sense of righteousness completely out of sync with the fact that they are the bullies, the censors, the monopolists and generally the ones on top of the pile.

      My sister and her husband live in Palo Alto and I have several college buddies out there. Leftists choosing to make a life in one of the most elite places in America and working at companies that are extremely selective — and the irony is lost on virtually all of them.

      Dan

      March 3, 2018 at 7:53 PM

      • I moved to Silicon Valley around 1980. The reason I moved there was many of small start up companies were desperate for smart people who were willing to work hard. They were willing to overlook the fact that I did not have the “right credentials” for the job. I got a job doing computer programming in spite of the fact that I had only one college class in computer programming. Even lowly software engineers in those days got stock options and could do decently if the company succeeded and went public.

        MikeCA

        March 4, 2018 at 9:56 PM

  10. I notice that several words were omitted from this article: disease, innoculate, infection. Birds are petri dishes of viruses.

    Here’s a great comment:

    “I used to care a lot about what is now called the farm to table movement and spent more than a decade living in the Bay Area back when Chez Panisse first opened and it was all fun and finding its way. But like all ‘religions’ it has gotten full of rules and judgments and hierarchies and inequalities. I pretty much want the little twerps of Silicon Valley wiped off the face of the earth. They have ruined the Bay Area and the whole ‘food movement’ however noble is now so twee and so precious that it is joyless. These folks aren’t saving the world anymore, they are feeding their own egos. Perhaps rather than lavishing such care on their freaking chickens they’d worry more about where the service workers of Silicon Valley might afford to live so that they didn’t have to commute for hours just to clean up after Google engineers or cook for Facebook nerds. Except that I still have good friends in the Bay Area, there are days that I wish that ‘the big one’ would hit.”

    gothamette

    March 3, 2018 at 11:55 AM

    • Cooking and delicacy obsessions are a clear recurring historical pattern in late stage degenerate empires. Peoples on their way up eat simple and nutritious fare.

      bobbybobbob

      March 3, 2018 at 12:31 PM

      • I think the elites now also eat simple and nutritious fare.

        gothamette

        March 3, 2018 at 2:49 PM

      • Poor people eat very complex foods, it’s just that it’s all been processed industrially at very low cost. It would be interesting to compare the time and effort required to make something like a dorrito at home with some of the uber time intensive obsolete fare favored by the wealthy historically.

        Magnavox

        March 3, 2018 at 3:38 PM

      • An interesting theory of history. Worth exploring. Culinary catastrophe.

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

        March 3, 2018 at 4:10 PM

      • For reasons mysterious to me, I got on a mac and cheese kick and I didn’t want to make it from scratch, which is the SWPL thing to do.

        Lean Cuisine is horrible. Trader Joe’s is much better.

        gothamette

        March 3, 2018 at 6:50 PM

      • How is it culinary catastrophe? To make prole food is a triumph of STEM and transportation.

        gothamette

        March 4, 2018 at 1:33 PM

      • gothamette, my kids devour the kraft mac and cheese boxes. Supposedly it is all natural.

        Instead of butter I use full fat mayonnaise and twice as much.

        toomanyspiders

        March 4, 2018 at 4:33 PM

      • I decided to make my own but with evaporated milk. I’ll let you know how it goes.

        gothamette

        March 4, 2018 at 7:55 PM

  11. This should be a fad than a “fact”.

    Does one expect the wealthy to get their hands dirty and raise their own food as a status marker?

    Perhaps the techie riche of SV are a different breed from the urban parasites of Manhattan.

    JS

    March 3, 2018 at 12:03 PM

    • There’s close to zero space in Manhattan for raising food.

      • Many SWPLs with families don’t even cook in Manhattan. Why would they want to raise food? There’s a reason why people want to live in Manhattan. It offers ease and convenience.

        JS

        March 3, 2018 at 12:23 PM

  12. There’s a guy in the Sausalito hills, house probably worth 4 mil, who has a big chicken coop, too. Single, about 40. I happened to be sitting next to him at the counter of a Marin restaurant while he was telling the guy on his right how his parents had made a fortune in ancient Chinese art. He said he’d spent a million on lawyers fighting the city council over some permit. Sells eggs as a hobby.

    vipltd

    March 3, 2018 at 12:10 PM

    • Sounds like someone had cash during the cultural revolution?

      I was at the Getty recently and couldn’t help noticing how many masterpieces were acquired by J Paul around 1938 and shortly thereafter.

      Curle

      March 3, 2018 at 1:08 PM

      • He doesn’t have to be Chinese. The guy who started the netsuke trend and got rich off it was an American GI who bought a ton of them when he was stationed in Japan after WW2. Jewish, natch.

        gothamette

        March 3, 2018 at 5:17 PM

  13. This is not the category of people raising chickens in my Bay Area neighborhood. They disobey laws about where you are allowed to keep chickens, where you are allowed to park, where you are allowed to operate a business, where and how many people are allowed to live in your house, etc. In many cases, I doubt they even know that these laws exist, because the city has no will to enforce laws any more. Parking tickets are too much trouble for the cops to deal with. As a result, we have overcrowded suburban neighborhoods designed for half their current population. And a lot of chickens. The quality of life in the Bay Area has been declining for years, but just recently the homeless population started spreading deep into the suburbs. Maybe that will solve the chicken problem. Roosters waking you up at dawn every day is less fun than it sounds.

    By the way, this is what $2 million will buy you in the Bay Area these days:
    https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/03/02/sunnyvale-home-shatters-new-record-with-enormous-price-tag/

    SQ

    March 3, 2018 at 12:23 PM

    • You could buy a crappy house like that in Florida for only $100,000, one tenth the price. Maybe even a lot less than that.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 3, 2018 at 1:22 PM

      • I’m a broke prole with a pickup truck. I’m thinking of traveling to the Bay area and living rough in the parks, hiring myself and my truck out to haul things for these Googlestars. Sure beats Uber.

        Daniel

        March 3, 2018 at 2:49 PM

      • California is a highly coveted state for the wealthy, much in part for its natural beauty and climate, and the demographic skew upper middle class. There aren’t many blacks, and Mexicans have been priced out in the major cities, with the exception of Los Angeles (which many people don’t find desirable for a number of reasons).

        Florida is not even “a poor man’s California”, because of its poor demographics.

        JS

        March 3, 2018 at 3:41 PM

      • You could be an Uber novelty giving rides in the back of a pickup. You can charge those suckers topdollar to.

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

        March 3, 2018 at 4:13 PM

    • ” They disobey laws about where you are allowed to keep chickens, where you are allowed to park, where you are allowed to operate a business, where and how many people are allowed to live in your house, etc. In many cases, I doubt they even know that these laws exist,”

      Sounds like Mexicfornia. Do they hold cock fights?

      Rosenmops

      March 3, 2018 at 2:10 PM

      • Every inch of California (urban, suburban and rural) unprotected by stratospheric housing prices has been slowly and inexorably turning into Mexifornia. Even the bad neighborhoods are really expensive, so I don’t know how people qualify for mortgages. In an interesting twist, the homeless people I now encounter (in places where you never saw or imagined seeing homeless people until about a year ago) are largely white.

        SQ

        March 3, 2018 at 3:16 PM

      • The rising values of Californian Real Estate should be no surprise to Rosenmops who get to witness “the same people” who inflate the real estate market in her neck of the woods.

        JS

        March 3, 2018 at 4:57 PM

      • If CA is turning into Mexifornia, that will bring some areas up as well as drag others down, amirite?

        Not that I want it to happen. Just saying.

        gothamette

        March 3, 2018 at 5:19 PM

      • NorCal is approximately 80% white. And the people are friendly and polite. A true high-trust society.

        Plus, every county north of sacramento (save humboldt and mendocino) voted Trump.

        driveallnight

        March 3, 2018 at 9:35 PM

      • I like a lot of things about mexico and am considering LA. There’s a lot of personal freedom. The beaners mean pervasive, but reasonable, corruption and a lack of law enforcement. Public infrastructure won’t work well. How is this different from the rest of America?

        Blacks and unionized fat whites are destroying America anyway. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/fta-finds-tracks-in-black-condition-but-metro-routinely-reclassifies-them-keeping-them-in-service/2018/03/03/55914afe-1ca6-11e8-ae5a-16e60e4605f3_story.html

        Nothing works anymore in this country. We can’t even run a god damn passenger rail system anywhere in the country. Might as well join the winning team with the beaners. That way you’ll be able to get your hands on guns and cheap liquor, and live your life the way you want as long as you can grease some palms for cheap. The trick is just to not be a tax serf. You have to get set up to not be working for the welfare bums. This is more doable in a beaner society. White commies will steal *all* your “legit” income. With Mexicans you just have to pay off the right people on the regular.

        bobbybobbob

        March 3, 2018 at 9:41 PM

      • “NorCal is approximately 80% white.”

        Not even close.

        According to City Data, the “non-Hispanic white” percentage of the populations of the nine counties of the Bay Area are:

        Marin County 71%
        Sonoma County 64%
        Napa County 53%
        Contra Costa County 44%
        San Francisco County 41%
        San Mateo County 40%
        Solano County 38%
        Alameda County 32%
        Santa Clara County (Silicon Valley) 32%

        Sacramento County is 45% white.

        If those figures are even slightly out-of-date, they likely overestimate the white share of the population.

        SQ

        March 4, 2018 at 1:15 AM

      • SQ go buy a map. You’re describing the bay area, which is indeed a multiculti shithole. NorCal is the part of the state north of Sacramento, north of Ukiah, etc.

        driveallnight

        March 4, 2018 at 2:25 PM

    • Real estate is all about location. Something like that in a prime location in Manhattan would cost you the same, but in some prole wasteland, it would cost less than 10th of the price.

      JS

      March 3, 2018 at 3:36 PM

  14. Say what you like, but wealthier people are usually more sensitive to how farm animals are treated and are willing to pay more for animal welfare. I understand poor people struggle but the idea of confining battery hens into tiny spaces is still horrifying.

    Roli

    March 3, 2018 at 12:24 PM

    • From a real estate viewpoint, there isn’t any area in Manhattan, below 96th St, that is cheap to rent, with the exception of few areas that are in proximity to the remaining NAM areas. But one really shocking phenomenon is that any piece of real estate in close proximity to a hospital in Manhattan also garners a lower property value. SWPLs don’t want to live near sick people and have to see them shuffled in and out. I would not be surprised if there was a push to install hospitals out of plain sight, and shut all the existing health facilities and relocate the sick and deranged to this new location. Similarly, the was a luxury condominium in the Lower East Side that was built right next to an existing slaughterhouse (which was a common thing during Pre-Guiliani’s Manhattan), which was forced to shut down, because it was health hazard with its foul odor, dead carcasses and bird organs as refuse, and this lowers the quality of life.

      JS

      March 3, 2018 at 7:25 PM

      • I’m sure ambulance sirens are the reason not to live next to a hospital.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 3, 2018 at 7:27 PM

      • Maybe people don’t want to live near a hospital because of traffic or sirens.

        Rosenmops

        March 4, 2018 at 1:40 AM

    • I doubt very much that wealthy Chinese people give a rat’s ass about how farm animals are treated.

      Rosenmops

      March 4, 2018 at 1:33 AM

      • Agreed, the Chinese across all class lines have a brazen disregard for animals.

        Roli

        March 4, 2018 at 3:55 PM

  15. Yup, my younger sister had a friend who lived in Los Altos Hills whose father was a CEO. They had plenty of open land to raise chickens. But watch out for those hawks! 😉

    A Dilettante

    March 3, 2018 at 12:34 PM

    • You need a strong cock to fight off the hawks. The take them down without breaking a sweat.

      Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

      March 3, 2018 at 4:14 PM

  16. Chicken keeping is not unheard of on SI- my across the street neighbors have a coop, and I know someone a block over who kept chickens. She didn’t even have a coop for them, they just roosted in a pine tree in her back yard.

    I don’t see how the antics described in this article are any different from how people of all walks of life spoil their pets. I was once in line at costco behind a woman who had ten prepared turkey breasts in her cart (they average about $13 apiece). I asked what she does with them, she said they were for her dog!

    Really what’s the difference between an exotic chicken and an exotic parrot?

    toomanyspiders

    March 3, 2018 at 1:44 PM

    • “Really what’s the difference between an exotic chicken and an exotic parrot?”

      The parrot can talk.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 3, 2018 at 2:39 PM

    • The chicken tastes better with mashed potatoes and gravy.

      Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

      March 3, 2018 at 4:16 PM

  17. Can anyone reading this give me one rational reason why I should give a flying fuck about this?

    njguy73

    March 3, 2018 at 2:17 PM

    • This kind of thing, like fashion, is what truly makes the world go round.

      Artifact

      March 4, 2018 at 3:17 PM

  18. The issue with raising chickens for eggs is that when chicken lays the egg it does not place date stamp on it. They also do it in random places. So you never sure how old the egg is when you find it. Rotten eggs do not smell good, do not look good, and do not taste good. Kind of disgusting. Silicon Valley crazies also buy raw water. They pay like $60 per gallon. Raising chicken in your backyard is one step away from buying raw water. That in turn is one step away from urino-therapy.

    My Two Cents

    March 3, 2018 at 3:09 PM

    • Rotten eggs are easily determined using the float test.

      Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

      March 3, 2018 at 4:17 PM

      • It only works for eggs drying in a fridge. The longer you keep them the more they dry so they will float. Free range eggs somewhere in your back yard will not dry like those kept in the fridge. They will go bad but still pass float test. A Century egg sinks in water.

        My Two Cents

        March 3, 2018 at 7:29 PM

      • Probably a lot easier to get eggs $2 for a dozen at the supermarket.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 3, 2018 at 7:45 PM

  19. OT- was watching the first season of Boardwalk Empire last night and Nicky, a main character, is at the National R convention where Harding is nominated. He’s introduced to a judge from OH and asks him if he’s ever been to New Jersey. The judge answers no, but that he’s been to Staten Island. I was wondering if that was the writers having fun at SI’s expense.

    Curle

    March 3, 2018 at 3:13 PM

  20. “Excelling at his work, Land said, requires an obsessive focus on it. But maintaining that passion — especially with his fourth child on the way — means knowing when to detach. Land’s secret to success: relaxing with a glass of wine in the back yard alongside his wife, kids and the family’s 13 chickens and three sheep.”

    Interesting phenomenon of how the elite are living more and more traditional lives while voting Democratic. A man with a high-paying job, 4 children and a hobby in husbandry should be a Republican. Most likely this guy is a Democrat. He lives like a Republican but advocates everyone else adopt a liberal lifestyle.

    Jimi

    March 3, 2018 at 5:07 PM

    • Curle

      March 3, 2018 at 7:51 PM

      • Lion: a request. Can you impose a quota as to how many Green Acres videos ppl can post? It’s been posted here many times. Enough already. Let’s move on to Mr. Ed.

        gothamette

        March 4, 2018 at 10:24 AM

    • Québec is more liberal than any place in Cakerphone Canada and the United States. It works when you have a demographic that is 90%+ White.

      The entire French Speaking province would have been less prole, had Anglo influences not seeped into its society. The history of Canada was that the British loyalists in the 19th Century ensured the Québecois should become 2nd class citizens among the Anglo majority, and French immigration was reduced as much as possible, fearing that French revolutionaries would come to the New World and rabble rouse, chop heads and slit throats, that was reminiscent of the French Revolution.

      British loyalists in Canada and England hated the French for reasons of rivalry in both the New and Old Worlds among the Western European powers, and sought to lessen it.

      JS

      March 3, 2018 at 8:38 PM

      • O/t: And more reasons that non-whites will flood into America and Anglophone Canada.

        Immigrant French lesson program a failure in Québec

        https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/immigrant-french-lesson-program-a-failure-auditor-general-1.3690962

        Just like welfare programs doled out to racial minorities are a big failure in the United States, French lessons offered by the Québec gov’t to integrate non-whites are a failure. Racial groups who are prone to low-future time orientation will not become successful in foreign language acquisition. The very same reason why American educational fluff and work habits have been lowered to accommodate them.

        I’d assume East Asians are part of this failing group for different reasons, and they will head over to the Anglosphere like they usually do in large numbers, where their kids become superstars in rote memory required for our capitalist/materialist economy, out earning lower status Whites who rather dabble in creative/self actualization endeavors for lower pay. Québec has no robust job market in engineering and technology for money driven Asians.

        Trudope is probably silent on this matter, because he doesn’t even realize that Canada has 2 different personalities, where he is a product of the 2, and yet he is so clueless like an idiot.

        I lament that we are at the end of Western Civilization as we know it. It’s already dead!

        JS

        March 4, 2018 at 12:14 AM

      • The reason things “work” in Quebec is because they are subsidized by the rest of the country. And things don’t work all that well in Quebec because of corruption.

        Rosenmops

        March 4, 2018 at 1:38 AM

      • Québec similar to Western European nations cannot accommodate non-whites for reasons of socialism.

        America is better for them, because capitalism forces lower IQ individuals to work. Socialism does the opposite to stupid people who will become too idle with their devil’s hands. Higher IQ individuals like East Asians also work well in capitalistic societies in bureaucratic roles, because these socialistic nations were formed for White people who understand the joys and virtues of civic engagement.

        What baffles me is why are American proles not living in these socialistic nations where they can enjoy a higher quality of life outside of the Anglo Jungle Sphere!

        JS

        March 4, 2018 at 11:43 AM

      • Anglos held up the French for over a century at great expense.

        Quebec would only have been less prole if they had less prole stock founding it.

        Artifact

        March 4, 2018 at 3:24 PM

      • Québec is the most beautiful region in North America. So who is more prole, the French or the Anglos? Montréal is less attractive if you compare it to Québec City, due to its stronger Anglo influences. Montréal is considered a billingual city, although just about everything is in French.

        JS

        March 4, 2018 at 9:36 PM

    • They know not what they do.

      He probably thinks everyone aspires to the same noble ideals without proper moral guidance (as Steve sailor would put it). That was the whole problem with the elites following Nietzsche and abandoning G-d.

      Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

      March 3, 2018 at 9:46 PM

  21. The tariffs benefited the rust belt at the expense of the rest of the country. Is this kickback 4D chess?

    99.9% Fine

    March 3, 2018 at 8:04 PM

  22. “our chickens end up eating grilled salmon, steak, fresh lettuce and organic watermelon”
    “she refuses to eat baked chicken from Whole Foods in front of her three birds”

    These people are disgusting.

    nickedP

    March 3, 2018 at 8:09 PM

    • I smell BS here. Chickens do engage in feather pecking that often lead to cannibalism. Moreover, hens laying brown-shelled eggs are more likely to engage in feather pecking than hens laying white-shelled eggs. I am not making it up. A professor at UK (University of Kentucky) studied it.

      My Two Cents

      March 4, 2018 at 1:21 AM

  23. This has been a thing for awhile. This blog is prole drifting.

    My neighbor designs and builds McMansion coops. He’s like an architect, for chickens.

    Goats are next. Pretend farming is a huge SWPL thing.

    Forbidden Thoughts

    March 4, 2018 at 8:31 AM

  24. Here is something up your alley:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/the-northwest-washington-lifestyle-trap-dollar500000-in-income-and-still-can’t-save/ar-BBJNAmg?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp

    During the 80s the Slimes ran a similar article, Feeling Poor on $600K a year.

    The WaPo article mentioned $3K on child care. As you once pointed out, a SWPL woman gets an expensive education & then hands her kids over to an uneducated black woman to raise.

    gothamette

    March 4, 2018 at 10:25 AM

    • Wow 5k a month mortgage may be the first problem

      Joe

      March 5, 2018 at 1:05 AM

  25. As intermixing of races progresses in the US, not only metabolism will resemble that of people that lived 200,000 years ago. Behavior will resemble too. So we will become a hunter gatherer society again. I can see garbage dump tours in the future.

    My Two Cents

    March 4, 2018 at 1:06 PM

  26. OT some interesting pictures of staten island’s abandoned north railway:

    http://www.silive.com/expo/erry-2018/03/7e90deef44/a_ghost_ride_along_the_abandon.html#incart_2box

    toomanyspiders

    March 4, 2018 at 4:39 PM

    • So sad.

      After the railroad was closed, the North Shore was destroyed by housing projects built in the 1960s.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 4, 2018 at 5:25 PM

      • I’ve seen pre-project pictures of castleton avenue, and it’s unrecognizable.

        toomanyspiders

        March 4, 2018 at 6:17 PM

  27. Lion: important news. Bannon is in Italy to help the populist parties with the elections. We expect your analysis.

    gothamette

    March 4, 2018 at 7:56 PM

  28. No mention of butchering the old hens. I wonder if the owners butcher with an axe to the neck, and then defeather in scalding water.

    jz

    March 5, 2018 at 8:16 PM


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