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Written by Lee Pitts   

Out of order

The accused entered the courtroom wearing an orange jumpsuit with his arms shackled to his waist. He looked for his wife’s friendly face amongst the angry crowd while outside the courthouse. The police and the National Guard kept an angry crowd at bay. They carried signs that read, “Free Food” and “Down With Ag.”

“Hear Ye, hear ye, the court of public opinion is now in session, the Honorable Liberal Wingnut presiding. The court will now hear the case of the U.S. Government versus Mr. Fodder Feeder, who is accused of being both a farmer and a rancher.”

The government lawyer rose from his seat and approached the defendant. “Mr. Feeder, would you tell the court what you do for a living?”

“I farm, have a small feedlot and run some cows.”

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Holyoke Enterprise May 22, 2014