May 3, 2007

East Moline, hog waste capital of the midwest?

Love the Triumph Hog plant? Enjoy dumping on anyone who voices any skepticism about it?

Read this.

Word is already out that Triumph is approaching landowners in the Erie and surrounding areas about contracting them into becoming mass hog lot contractors. Factory farms, hundreds of thousands of tons of hog waste and massive pollution problems.

But those who stand to profit ram this through, short-circuiting regulatory requirements and environmental studies.

East Moline mayor Thodos should be henceforth known as "Boss Hog".


At 5/03/2007 5:40 PM, Anonymous been there smelled that said...

Hog farming is not new to Erie or that region. I have not been out there in a long time but one of the Democratic committeemen had a smaller sized hog farm just outside city. It was not the huge confinement type but it was more smelly than the larger Hog Confinement that was further out of town. Actually there is a good use for hog manure, it just isn't taken advantage of. Hog manure is a good supply of methane gas.

At 5/04/2007 12:56 PM, Anonymous yinn said...

Another inhumane factory farm operation.

I dated a hog farmer but the farm was his family's and the pigs were not confined in the way described in the article. To me, the cruelty is just as bad as the pollution.

I've not bought veal nor pork for years, and the buffalo, beef and poultry I buy are pasture-raised on family farms as close to my home as I can find. I do this for reasons of conscience and conservation as well as health.

Thanks for the link to the article. I'll pass it on.

At 5/05/2007 2:11 PM, Blogger illinidem said...

I don’t agree that supporting the Triumph Plant was the same as supporting confined animal feeding operations (CAFO) such as those described in the Rolling Stone article. A processing plant and a CAFO is not the same thing.

The CAFO’s are a big problem and Illinois has done a terrible job regulating them. In fact, regulations in Iowa and Missouri are driving more of them into Illinois. CAFO’s are real problems and they need to be heavily regulated before they get out of control.

People also need to contact their elected state officials to encourage them to enforce the laws on the books and to strengthen the regulations already in place. The Illinois EPA is slow to investigate whether or not the existing requirements are even being properly enforced.

At 5/05/2007 7:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Triumph is not a CFO, so why insult Mayor John Thodos? Thodos has done more for our area in one day than YOU have in YOUR whole miserable life!

At 5/06/2007 5:58 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

And you're such an unserious flaming gasbag that people probably mistake you for the Hindenburg.

You need to give those little hampsters on the wheel in your head a pep talk. They're letting you down, Chester.

First you write in your typical confused drivel suggesting that anyone who opposes the hog plant, and specifically me, must not like pork, using the insane logic that if they don't build the facility here, apparently no one will have any pork at all. (what a cretin)

Now you pull your latest out of your backside and say that because Triumph isn't a CFO, why, how could they be bad for the environment?

You're too damn stupid to deal with, Chester. You're done.

As for Thodos, any guy who's reportedly hired investigators to dig up info on a citizen who simply expresses doubts about the hog plant and how it was gone about is a world class creep in my book.

If he's that insecure and resorts to that sort of thing for such an incredibly petty matter, then what would he do if someone really opposed him? In my opinion, the guy shouldn't be within a mile of office.

And you have NO idea what I've done in my life, so.....

see ya.

At 5/06/2007 2:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You live in YOUr others basment and eat at Jims Ribs! YOU are such aphoney.

YOU are done!

At 5/06/2007 5:36 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

No, YOU'RE done, as in having any of your stuff even read.


You're simply too stupid.

Apparently you're stalking someone, which is really creepy and disturbed, if not illegal.

But yes, I do like Jim's ribs... I wonder about anyone who doesn't.

But in your twisted noggin, you apparently think that if anyone eats pork in any form, at any time, that they therefore have to support the Triumph monstrosity?

That, Chester, is why you're toast. You simply aren't familiar with thinking. If you'd practice it a little, you might improve, but you're a real rookie at it and shouldn't try to practice on this blog.

Do it somewhere where you won't embarass yourself and have others embarassed for you.

Maybe you pay people to put words in your mouth otherwise, but when you try to come up with them on your own, you're a pitiful dunce.

And that's putting it charitably.

I should add as explanation to other readers that I'm not reacting this way to just this commenters last two comments, but rather a steady stream of invective and painfully stupid attacks and creepy stuff that this person has sent in by the hundreds over the months, including fantasies of who I am and that they've seen me doing this or that or saying this or that, all complete fiction which didn't bear publishing.

At 5/08/2007 10:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are you so quick to censor speech? I have seen you at Jims Ribs and I know that you think it is ok to slaughter pigs elswhere. They call people like you NIMBY. You are for butcheringh good tasting ribs in other communities. The QC is not above a slaughter house. It will vbe a gold mine for residents of East Moline.

At 5/09/2007 11:06 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Wow... you're a bright light in the night. Nothing gets past you.

You're right. I don't want a blight on the area and all it's attendent hog farm operations around here.

How'd you figure that out.

And because you have a name for people who don't want bad things located near where they live, that means....? Is that you're arguement that it's wrong to feel that way? Because it's called NIMBY? (not in my back yard)

Explain why that's a bad thing.

And you can think the area isn't above garbage industries if you wish. Apparently that's how our leaders feel too, and that's really the problem.

As to seeing me at Jim's, were you that 300lb transvestite that was the only one there last time I got some ribs?

Don't you feel it's a little risky to assume you know who I am or even that I'm one person? I'd bet the ranch you're way off base.

At 5/17/2007 5:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That BossHOG
article should be required reading for all the politician's voting
in favor of that thing. It's great that the blog guy posted it on his
website. He's doing what he can to shed reality on the situation.
How gross is that? I've shopped in and travelled through Beardstown (EXCEL)
for 15 years, and I tell ya, the heavy greasy stench that hangs over that
town is so awful. I think the residents must just be immune and used to it!


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