A Happy Goat

goatvi3There is absolutely no legal, policy, or religious content to this posting. I just love this picture and it is my blog. I am convinced that this goat has achieved a level of mystical tranquillity that has escaped all but the oldest and most devout Buddhist monks.

The question is why with all of the pharmaceutical and therapeutic assistance, we still struggle to achieve this level of happiness. We need to find and study this goat. Be the Goat. Experience the Goat.

41 thoughts on “A Happy Goat”

  1. I want to thank you Mr. Turley so much and Keith Olbermann Too!
    Like Revelwoodie, I also watch Olbermann and came to this site a long while back. Your knowledge of the law helps many of us who are not attorneys, but normal people who need to learn many things about our Constitution etc…
    I love the picture of the happy goat, I am an avid supporter of all life forms. Daggone it, it’s nice to see some happiness in the world! I don’t want to say love the animals, due to others possibly taking that and running into sludge with it.

  2. Prof. Turley,
    I would recommend that you cease and desist with your slurs of the true spirit and meaning behind the meditative lifestyle of the eternal couch potatoes or Jill will retain Attorney Squirrel Nutkin to contact you again. Besides, salmon is not the preferred couch potato fare. Chips and a beverage of your choice is the favorite food of choice for this recovering couch potato.

  3. Revelwoodie:

    Much appreciated. All animal avatars and mascots are welcome, even squirrels. River otters are a particularly noble choice and one of my personal favorites. Indeed, I view otters are the ultimate example of successful evolution. I particularly like pacific otters and watch them floating on their backs with salmon across their stomachs. Just floating and eating; eating and floating. It is what every couch potato husband strives to achieve.

  4. Mr. Turley:

    I have valued your insights on matters constitutional for some time, and am always pleased to see you on Olbermann’s show. I had never read this blog before — indeed, I had no idea it even existed — until tonight (I linked here from Daily Kos).

    I knew you for a brilliant legal mind, but now I see the philosopher. I will check this blog frequently for future pearls of this sort. I cannot promise that I will “be the goat,” sir; but I will strive, in your honor, to be some sort of animal. Most like a river otter.

  5. To: Squirrel Nutkin, Esq.
    From: Jonathan Turley, Esq.

    I am in receipt of your intent to sue letter.

    Your suggestion of our impending defeat is a mockery. “We fail?
    But screw your courage to the sticking place, And we’ll not fail.” (I suggest those black oilers).

    I am ready for you and your tiny army of furry litigants, so “With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
    Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice
    Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the [squirrels] of war,
    That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
    With carrion men, groaning for burial.”

    Let slip the squirrels of war, my dear Nutkin, and let no one say you got my goat.

  6. FROM: Squirrel Nutkin, ESQ.
    425 S. Oakbark Lane
    Woodstock, Anywhere USA

    TO: Mr. Jonathan Turley, ESQ.
    780 Goatsbend Ave.
    Hornrub, Anywhere USA

    Dear Sir (and we use the term lightly),

    The midden are gathering even now to decide upon a legal course of action against you for you squirrilous statements against our kind.

    “If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?”

    Protect your nuts, sir, for it is revenge we shall seek.

  7. Idiomatically, Jill, rafflaw et al. have riled JT and therefore have ‘done’ “got his goat”…

  8. Jill, I notice you seem to have a pre-occupation with feces and anal function, in particular…

    … perhaps you should speak to someone – professionally?

  9. Bob,

    I’m glad you brought up the important subject of coffee enemas. It’s time to caution people about the proper use of coffee. From the book, The Yeast Syndrome: “We believe that the only way that coffee should be used internally is as an enema!” (p. 177) Thank you for giving me a chance to use this quote. It has remained a favorite of mine since I read it.

  10. “If a goat smiles in the woods and no one sees him, is he really happy?”

    Yes, if he enjoys privacy along with his coffee enema.

  11. If a goat smiles in the woods and no one sees him, is he really happy?

    This is more than a koan. It’s a physics problem. Remember – observation changes outcome. Ask Werner Heisenberg. Or the goat. He’s certainly got something figured out.

  12. Prof. Turley,
    I am appalled that you are suggesting that I had defamed your Pet Goat. I merely asked a question and then wondered aloud about his/her choice of fibrous eating material. By the way, is this the same Pet Goat that George W. Bush was reading about on 9/11? If so, that would make this goat a very public figure under NY Times V. Sullivan. I will have you know that some of my best friends are squirrels and they may consider your statement to be way off base and they are talking with Jill’s attorney friend as I write this. As to your bird feeder problems, try the baffles in conjunction with having a dog in the yard alot. That usually keeps our friends, the squiirels, in their own kitchens.

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