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Flatulence Tax

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Flatulence Tax

I can't believe what I heard on the automobile radio the other day!
'Tis further proof that nuts are on the loose and the world is in disarray!

European environmentalists, among others, who, mighty weird things espouse,
Are proposing, and I kid you not, a flatulence tax on every farmer's cows!

They claim flatulence by those innocent creatures pollute the air we breathe!
I don't know whether to laugh or cry, but this I know, it makes me seethe!

Imagine if you will the reams of records that over-burdened farmers must keep,
On each Black Angus, Jersey and Guernsey cow as well as goats and sheep!

Humankind is also prone to this curse, a subject upon which I dare not dwell,
But I really fear that politicians may impose a flatulence tax on us as well!

Lord have mercy!  Let's hope and pray that the IRS doesn't get "wind" of this!
You could be jailed for not paying such a tax if they would find that you're remiss!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 6/5/2013 12:07:00 PM
    - Yes, but they say it's true Bob (?) - Pleased to read, the world is weird ... - All the best to you. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 9:36:00 AM
    It's true that all that methane does pollute the air... but to make a tax on it is just downright ridiculous. It doesn't surprise me, however, they are making a tax for just about ANYTHING these days. Funny stuff as always!

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 9:20:00 AM
    I like your couplets Bob H., Linda