On Friday, over at L.A. Voice, Mack Reed posted about an animal rights group called, wait for it, The Chickens Of Los Angeles, who are against the Jewish ritual kapparot, wherein a chicken is slaughtered to atone for one's sins. Apparently, they were planning on picketing Temple Ohel Moshe on Pico to protest the practice.
And it's all gone downhill from there. Apparently it's raised quite the shitstorm with both Jewish and animal rights supporters jumping into the fray. Accusations and misinformation are popping up like a crack-whore at a methadone clinic. The absurdity levels are redlining.
A couple choice comments:
The person in the chicken suit was assaulted twice by teenage Jewish boys walking the block to the picket. He was then kicked, hit, spat on, cursed at and threatened with his life by the people partaking in the Kapparot ritual. Even the children hit him and threatened to kill him.Because everyone takes you more seriously when you're wearing a chicken suit.
The Rabbi called a Jewish woman picketer who goes to that temple a "whore." Then he said "Fuck you!" and gave us the finger. The Rabbis assistant grabbed a picketers video camera and broke part of it then ran down the street. The kids at the high school yelled "Kill more chickens! Go fuck yourself!"Kill more chickens? You mean, children are bloodthirsty examples of humanity at its worst? The hell you say!
They're chickens, people. Jesus H. Fucking Christ on a pogo stick. CHICKENS. You know, "bok-bok-bok"? Tasty when fried, broiled or bitten in two by a hunchbacked carnie named One-Eyed Jackson? Get a real problem. Like homelessness, or gangbangers setting kids on fire, or the war in Iraq, or bathing regularly.
God, I love this town.