May 18, 2012

R.I.P. Turk Lurk

It is with sorrow that I must report the passing of The Turkey Formerly Known As Diego, aka Turk Lurk. He has been a resident of Goat Rope Farm for about four years now. He died of apparently natural causes, although romantic rivalry may have had something to do with it.

There was never a more ardent suitor when it came to the ladies, although he seemed to have trouble sealing the reproductive deal. It does appear, however, that at least two of the baby turkeys now bopping around the farm have his genetic imprint.

He was a really sweet, gentle, genial and tame bird. For years now, I have amused myself (and torment co-workers on conference calls) by exchanging endless verbal greetings with him.

May he be reborn in the Pure Land of Amida Buddha, where he can work towards ultimate enlightenment under the most favorable of circumstances.

BY WAY OF LINKS, here are two on the politics and reality of coal from Ken Ward's Coal Tattoo.



Chrissie said...

RIP, Diego. Your commentary on our conference calls was always an accurate assessment of our tactics.

Hollowdweller said...

The part that is funny about the article about the increas in jobs under Obama in the mining industry is the comments.

It's like the people have been so brainwashed that Obama is killing mining jobs they have to actually question the facts of the thing.

I mean they could have just as easily said that the increase is not due to anything Obama did. That there would be more if he let the mining companies rape and pillage with impunity like Bush before him.

But they have been so conditioned to believe Obama is killing the coal industry they are unable to make a rational argument. Funny as hell.