PETA Petitions Punxsutawney To Replac...

PETA Petitions Punxsutawney To Replace Phil (Groundhog) With Robot

There are 26 comments on the Freerepublic.com story from Jan 27, 2010, titled PETA Petitions Punxsutawney To Replace Phil (Groundhog) With Robot. In it, Freerepublic.com reports that:

PETA is proposing a futuristic change to a Pennsylvania tradition. Tuesday morning, the animal rights activist group sent a letter to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club's Inner Circle urging that Phil be replaced with an animatronic model.

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“Transitional Molecular Fossils”

Since: Dec 06

Somewhere in Penn's Woods

#1 Jan 27, 2010
LOL!! No idea what this is doing in the Evolution Forum, but being a Pennsylvania girl, I have to comment. PETA, get a life!!! Seriously. That groundhog has it good! Other groundhogs are jealous of the lavish lifestyle that Phil leads. Letís face it, a robotic groundhog just doesnít do it, you take away our Phil, you are depriving 50,000 people the opportunity to stay up all night, drinking, waiting for the sunrise and for Phil to make an appearance and his prediction.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#2 Jan 27, 2010
Katydid wrote:
LOL!! No idea what this is doing in the Evolution Forum, but being a Pennsylvania girl, I have to comment. PETA, get a life!!! Seriously. That groundhog has it good! Other groundhogs are jealous of the lavish lifestyle that Phil leads. Letís face it, a robotic groundhog just doesnít do it, you take away our Phil, you are depriving 50,000 people the opportunity to stay up all night, drinking, waiting for the sunrise and for Phil to make an appearance and his prediction.
Besides...how would a robot know if there was going to be six more weeks of winter or not?

“Transitional Molecular Fossils”

Since: Dec 06

Somewhere in Penn's Woods

#4 Jan 30, 2010
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
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Besides...how would a robot know if there was going to be six more weeks of winter or not?
Exacty, that old robot does not have a thing on the prognosticative capabilities of dear Phil.

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#5 Jan 30, 2010
I hear the gopher from "Caddyshack" is looking for work.....

Since: Jan 09

KEEP OUT

#6 Jan 30, 2010
I guess poor old Phil has got it to rough.
Does PETA think he would be better off being tossed into the woods for coyote food?
Must be a local coyote that filed the grievance.
Billy May Jackson

Surrey, Canada

#7 Jan 31, 2010
Pamela Anderson should also be replaced by a blow up doll made in China. The IQ may be equivalent.
Leave Phil alone he has more fans than Pam.

“Pissing people off since 1949”

Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#8 Feb 2, 2010

“Transitional Molecular Fossils”

Since: Dec 06

Somewhere in Penn's Woods

#9 Feb 5, 2010
MikeF wrote:
With 24 inches of snow coming down now, through tonight and tomorrow, this morning's newspaper's headline read:

"Curse You Phil!"

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#11 Feb 6, 2010
But possums are marsupials. Do we really want a marsupial deciding our weather?

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Sally

Burlington, NC

#12 Feb 6, 2010
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
But possums are marsupials. Do we really want a marsupial deciding our weather?
Brought to you by Placental Mammals for a Better World.
Of coarse we do. Why not, marsupials certainly could do a much better job then some over weight ground hog who's bearly getting it right 10% of the time. Last time we checked if you got 90% wrong on a test in school then you failed.
long gone

AOL

#13 Feb 6, 2010
Phil is just the right age for roasting over a grill. I recomend using hot sauce, garlic & Basel leaves.

“Pissing people off since 1949”

Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#15 Feb 8, 2010
Katydid wrote:
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With 24 inches of snow coming down now, through tonight and tomorrow, this morning's newspaper's headline read:
"Curse You Phil!"
And more on the way this week. The pictures of Mechanicsburg on PennLive was something. Stay warm!

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#16 Feb 8, 2010
MikeF wrote:
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And more on the way this week. The pictures of Mechanicsburg on PennLive was something. Stay warm!
Snowing here right now. Not heavy, but steady.

“Pissing people off since 1949”

Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#17 Feb 8, 2010

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#18 Feb 8, 2010
MikeF wrote:
Didn't snow for long. Only got about 1", but more is supposed to be on the way.

“Transitional Molecular Fossils”

Since: Dec 06

Somewhere in Penn's Woods

#19 Feb 8, 2010
MikeF wrote:
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And more on the way this week. The pictures of Mechanicsburg on PennLive was something. Stay warm!
I went out Saturday morning and it was up past my thigh,( I am 5'4"). They are calling for another 12 Tuesday night. I am going to highjack a 4 wheel drive vehicle and a bunch of us are going to head to Punxy to lynch the little rodent. Calling for high wind warnings with this next storm, oh joy, a blizzard. I am trying to stay warm!

“Transitional Molecular Fossils”

Since: Dec 06

Somewhere in Penn's Woods

#20 Feb 10, 2010
MikeF wrote:
Well, now they are calling for 18-24 inches more inches. Snowing very hard right now, I've about had it with this, I cannot get into work. I want to move to Florida!!!! Or at least to Hilton Head!!!

Hey! Iím starting to think that Global Warming is a hoax perpetrated by liberals whom also accept the theory and facts of evolution. Iím changing my mind about Global Warming! And Evolution too!!! Cause everyone knows that Global Warming and Evolution go hand-in-hand! And why are there still monkeys around?

And yeah, I DO want some woman that reads notes off of her hand while she lambastes the current president for using a teleprompter to be our next President! Yeah, thatís the ticket, and I want Dick Cheney back at the controls also!!

ARRGGHH!! Oh no, what am I saying? The blizzard is having an effect on the quantum mechanics of my consciousness!!! My electrons are both left and right at the same time; my microtubules are squashed and elongated at the same time!!! Help me! Come dig me out before I go to the other side!!! Iím slipping fast!!!!

“Pissing people off since 1949”

Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#21 Feb 10, 2010
Katydid wrote:
Well, now they are calling for 18-24 inches more inches. Snowing very hard right now, I've about had it with this, I cannot get into work. I want to move to Florida!!!! Or at least to Hilton Head!!!
Some very good deals in housing here right now.
Katydid wrote:
Hey! Iím starting to think that Global Warming is a hoax perpetrated by liberals whom also accept the theory and facts of evolution. Iím changing my mind about Global Warming! And Evolution too!!! Cause everyone knows that Global Warming and Evolution go hand-in-hand!
Of course it's a hoax. Anything that might interfere with our instant gratification is a hoax. Everybody knows that!
Katydid wrote:
And why are there still monkeys around?
So Ray Comfort can feed them bananas.
Katydid wrote:
And yeah, I DO want some woman that reads notes off of her hand while she lambastes the current president for using a teleprompter to be our next President! Yeah, thatís the ticket, and I want Dick Cheney back at the controls also!!
ARRGGHH!!
His name is Dick for a reason.
Katydid wrote:
Oh no, what am I saying? The blizzard is having an effect on the quantum mechanics of my consciousness!!! My electrons are both left and right at the same time; my microtubules are squashed and elongated at the same time!!! Help me! Come dig me out before I go to the other side!!! Iím slipping fast!!!!
Take two sunlamps and call me in the morning.

I better call my dad today and see how it's going up along Linglestown Road.

“Pissing people off since 1949”

Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#22 Feb 10, 2010

“Transitional Molecular Fossils”

Since: Dec 06

Somewhere in Penn's Woods

#23 Feb 10, 2010
MikeF wrote:
Tell your Dad to stay inside. I just ventured out, it is like a ghost town, snowing heavily, sideways with poor visibility, calling for blizzard conditions later today.

Global Warming....HA!

8^)

Now Dude, do not kill any kittens, me is just a kiddin'

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