Sometimes goat-related news stories are just too good not to share here at Goat Berries — especially when they end up including some purty darn amusing goat quotes.
Quotable goatables for $100, Alex?
According to Paul Kirby at the Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York is currently under attack by a herd of red spray-painted goats (now with white numbers on them) on new planter boxes on Wall and North Front Streets.
The police are investigating, but word on Kingston streets is that the goats may be a political statement in opposition to $1.8 million renovations under the Uptown Pike Plan, which includes the refurbishing of old canopies as well as the installation of 22 new planters.
Those planters now feature the aforementioned goat graffiti, which may seem like a silly prank to you, but not to Kingston Alderman Thomas Hoffay, who compared the stenciled creations to . . . wait for it . . . gangs.
“Bloods, Crips, goats — it’s all the same,” Hollay said. [I did not make that up. You can find the original quote at the Daily Freeman.]
But not everyone agrees that those opposed to the plan are necessarily the culprits; Eric Francis Coppolino, who had been vocal in his displeasure of the renovations, called the suggestion “ridiculous.”
“If the goats said ‘oppose the Pike Plan’ . . . that would be one thing,” Coppolino said. “But they are just goats with numbers on them, and any one of the now 7 billion people on the planet might have put those goats there.”
Excellent point, Signor Coppolino, so I’m going to take this opportunity and go on the record right now (with all due respect to former President Bill Clinton):
I did not spray-paint goats on those planters, the boxes installed as part of the Pike Plan.
Feel free to include your denials in the comments —
and show your support for the goaties at the Red Goats of Kingston Facebook page.
Hey, I’m *always* on the side of the goats.
*All photos related to this story are by Paul Kirby of the Daily Freeman.
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