Lancaster Mayor Wants To Broadcast Bird Songs

LANCASTER (AP) — It may sound like a bird-brained idea, but the mayor of Lancaster wants to brighten up the Mojave Desert city by broadcasting recorded bird songs.

R. Rex Parris proposed the idea during his State of the City talk on Monday.

The Antelope Valley Press says Parris wants to play the bird chatter from loudspeakers on Lancaster Boulevard. The mayor says there’s science to show that listening to birdsong makes people happier.

On other topics, the mayor says Lancaster must continue its drive to become a research capital for solar and alternative energy.

Parris is known for his flamboyant ideas. He got a law passed giving the city the right to castrate pit bulls, ordered city officials to learn Mandarin in a bid to woo Chinese business, and riled some people by saying he was growing Lancaster into a Christian community.

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One Comment

  1. RickG says:

    This from the guy who wants to apply the Bill of Rights & the Constitution of the US selectively to citizens depending on what he thinks fo you.. & he’s on record saying so on national TV

    1. desert says:

      Do like wash DC…..they broadcast daily the songs of “Ding Bats” and Gooney Birds!!!

      1. us3south says:

        LMAO, desert!

      2. VOTEemOUT says:

        This Ding Bat Mayor is an ambulance-chasing plaintiff’s attorney. He sure knows how to spend the taxpayers money.
        The redevelopment area (tax money) has been loaded with senior citizen housing and the bird noise in proposed for the new BLVD which has been remodeled from a four lane street to a two lane street (using tax money) which the mayor thinks will bring in more sales tax dollars. The traffic engineers are already looking for ways to mend the problems and the “investment” will never return the cost. No wonder residents go to neighboring Palmdale to spend their money.
        …..but what can you expect from a “bird-brain” mayor and his lemming city council.
        Come back in five years and see if the desert has reclaimed the BLVD, and if the birds are still singing.

      3. Happy Boy says:


        I hope they are careful about what songs the birds are singing.

    2. Swinging for the Fences says:

      He’s protecting the citizens. That’s his job. And…
      This guy is thinking out of the box.

      You don’t like it?
      Vote with your feet and get the hell out!

      We don’t need your kind of Cowards in this country…
      This land was made by and for the people who would be audacious!
      (look it up)
      Sure, They often fail forward, but they go for it just the same.
      Not like you, you mamby pamby pencil neck geek!
      In other words LOSERS NEED NOT APPLY.

      Thats all. Cheers and Good Luck

      1. MadCharles says:

        First Responders are everywhere

      2. sanity says:

        well that was just a stupid comment

      3. Bob Devine says:

        He would make more people happy if he reduced their taxes!

      4. Jadams76 says:

        You, sir, are a bird brain. Pay for it with with your own funds-not ours. THAT would make us happy.

      5. T. Alan says:

        Not only is he thinking out of the box….he’s out of left, center and right field.

      6. Coltster says:

        What the h*ll are you babbling about? Protecting the citizens from what? Not only is this a waste of tax dollars, it is a stupid idea.

        Unless these so called birds are broadcast VERY loud, they won’t even be heard. Then there is the issue about subliminal conditioning. After so long a time, people won’t even notice the noise because they are too use to the sound.

        FYI: The study done on bird sounds was done in a controlled environment and not on a busy blvd. The mayor is a crackpot.

      7. Renelda Moorehead says:

        I like “SWINGING FOR THE FENCES.” This mayor is an anomaly because
        he is creative, innovative, and cares about business and the citizenry.

      8. Ann says:

        Yeah, hey, that’s right! While we endure the “winners” and their products knocking out species after species when need some “audacious (look it up)” and outspoken idiots to construct our virtual, artificial environment, because before long we just won’t have a real, natural environment at all.

    3. Mike Cook says:

      This mayor wants to woo the Chinese? Not so. Take a look into the history of Lancaster and you will find that the previous City Manager was doing real estate business in China under his and a few other members of the city’s employees and using the redevelopment agency to do it. Of course this is a conflict of interest and no one really has the ability to check such actions unde the radar. But if you follow the legal paperwork you will see it is so. This small group has been using the City of Lancaster to do their personal business right under the nois of it’s citizens for years just as in Bell California. Think they’ll ever get caught?

  2. ebo says:

    OMG! growing a Christian community?!? -you mean with white people, an everything!! what’s the world coming to…

    1. Brian J. says:

      Yeah! Because everyone knows blacks and hispanics hate God!

      1. Kevin Stowell says:

        You know that’s not true–Regressives just encourage them to so they will worship government.

      2. King David says:

        A white guy once told me that god hates gays but loves hispanics. I’m not sure about god but I definitely believe in hispanics.

      3. Ann says:

        King David (January 29, 2011) very beautiful comment. And, I agree with you: ” I’m not sure about god but I definitely believe in Hispanics.” … Some Christians, as we’ve found out, can be quite hateful, so they take it out on God: “Well, God says … “.

  3. G says:

    sounds just like the World State from Brave New World, if it can affect the brain enough to influence your emotions it kind of makes you wonder what else it can do, very dangerous in my opinion.

    1. Bracing for Impact says:

      Do some research on the brain, It’s pretty interesting. Everything around us affects us, even when we don’t consciously notice it. For instance, just being around and seeing the color blue makes you less likely to commit suicide. The government has always been interested in our brains as well. Thanks to the Freedom of information act, the public has access to certain old, declassified CIA projects like MK Ultra where they tested LSD on subjects in social settings (without their knowledge of course) in the name of researching mind control techniques. There are even some where they used Microwaves to transmit numbers (1-10) into peoples heads from across the room. If I remember correctly this was done in the 50’s or 60’s, well before we had even floppy discs. Oh, and of course something like that would rile people up, we live in the land of the free where a saddening amount of people don’t approve of their public officials, but they weren’t too concerned about it when the time to go vote or at least even register to (let alone do enough in-depth research into current issues to actually form their own opinions).

  4. Frank says:

    Mayor Parris is trying or is already a dictator. Next step horse manure on Metrolink?

  5. scvmsp says:

    What is in the water up in Lancaster? You people elected this idiot!

  6. fedup says:

    How much is this going to cost the taxpayers? California is under crushing debt, and this fool wants to spend money on things like this? Bird noises wouldn’t make me feel happier about paying even more.

  7. Aunt Bee says:

    “No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up.” ~ Lily Tomlin

    1. kentex1146 says:

      An awesome quote. It applies to many things but it can be used daily to describe our feelings toward the lunatics in all leves of government.

  8. Me says:

    This is just one step closer to 1984 with telescreens and loudspeakers… not really. I doubt that this is where it is going, but considering the connections it is eerie. *Twilight Zone music*

  9. bourneidenity says:


  10. Joe Public says:

    Sounds like he is idiot enough to run for Congress or even teh Presidency

  11. Wayne says:

    If they are interested in birds they should check out “The Mystery at the Birdfeeder” on Lots of photographs of birds and a cute story line for kids. Adults love the photographs; kids and teachers love the story and the photographs. There’s also a website with more info.

  12. Grant Smith says:

    Where does one begin… First of all this will cost taxpayer dollars to implement. Secondly, there are studies which claim to prove just about everything. Thirdly, there is likely some homeless dude teetering on the edge who will go postal after a few days of repeating birdsongs prevent him from sleeping. Other than that it seems like a wonderful idea, although I’m from Canada so it’s really none of my business🙂

    1. Homer says:

      Ha Ha ha , Love it!!!

    2. marc says:

      It is true. I know of resorts and night clubs in the South mostly that play recorded bird song in trees outside at bar closing time…the sound makes people think dawn is approaching and it’s time to go home and rest.. Works like nothing else to calm and control people at 3 or 4 am. It has definite effect on humans, and no, I would not have believed it before either. But it makes perfect sense since various sounds make us feel one way or the other. Think: ocean waves, children laughing and playing; dogs barking; church bells, etc.

  13. Harry -n- Raleigh says:

    Bird songs…. hmmm… it just won’t seem real though unless they sprinkle the sidewalks, etc. with some bird dookey here and there….

  14. Melvin says:

    Complete waste of tax payers money. Impeach the imbecile for public incompetence.

  15. jim conch says:

    You gotta be kidding!

  16. Barry Bin Inhalin says:

    A galactically stupid idea and the waste of tax dollars stupefying given our current state.

  17. sean patriot says:


    see how easy that was

  18. sean patriot says:

    Hey California, you’re broke and we dont care if you feeeeeel good. liberals lol

    1. Matt R. says:

      If I may butt in here Mr. Patriot, Mr. Parris is not a liberal. He is a self proclaimed strong conservative and religious man.

      Do not try to lump this man with us. We at least have the sense that bird songs are not going to solve our problems.

      I live in Lancaster and I am actually planning on running against him in the future.

      He has really done nothing for the residents of the city. Schools are still horrible, crime is reportedly down, but I must disagree, reports also say it is has not wavered, gangs still own many neighborhoods in the city, and he is proposing to pay tens of thousands of dollars a month for a drone to fly over the city to catch crime in action. Invasion of my privacy? Apparently not to him.

      I say again Mr. Patriot, Mayor Parris is not from my party. He is a…republican.

  19. TangentToWhat says:

    Don’t forget the soma gas.

  20. lcky9 says:

    OK where I live we have BIRDS chattering.. let me tell you it DOESN’T make people happier..epically when they start chattering at 4 A.M… and what gives this idiot city the right to castrate someones bull?? they should castrate the Politicians.. How about a lot less science and a little more common sense..

    1. lwest says:

      Hahahaha!!! Love your comment!!!!!

    2. kvasir says:

      we have a bird tree (manhattan downtown) and whenever you walk the dog, go to work, etc etc etc you hear the cheerful chatter of the birds and feel good. there is no hope for some of you on this site. you are the losers.

  21. Anger is a gift says:

    Eat zombies … Eat!

  22. lwest says:

    They have bird noise in stairwells at an outlet mall here in Japan. Just made me cover my head.
    Castrating pit bulls? Fine… ok if they’re aggressive buggers.
    Ordering city officials to learn Mandarin to woo Chinese business, tho’? Offering to reimburse participants for successful completion is better.
    Lastly, only God can change Lancaster into a Christian community. Not man. Good for him that be is aware it’s needed tho’

  23. spotted owl says:

    alll those bird calls should really flood the area with raptors and other predators, besides the govt. womderful. think i’ll stay in Idaho where we have enough predators, govt and otherwise

  24. estoran says:

    Who cares what the people in this town want to do? What business is it of yours? Don’t we have any freedom left in this country. As long as they are using city taxpayer funds and not state or federal money, let them do what they want. If the people don’t want this sort of thing, they will elect a different mayor.

  25. Anger is a gift says:

    Do they give illegals the right to vote now? I can’t wait for California to fall into the ocean… what a reat day that will be.

  26. DigitalBpb says:

    Part of the continuing effort to make anyone with a faith-based system of ethics sound like a lunatic.

  27. Martin says:

    It does not matter what you sheeple think, as proof by the actions of the white house, it will be done and you will like it. So stop complaining and get back to work, you have taxes to pay.

  28. James says:

    What an idiot. If this man isn’t thrown out of office for making such a stupid suggestion then I don’t know what to think about the people of that city.

  29. MrRogers says:

    see what happens when you put gays in charge….

  30. gutsygirl says:

    Birdsongsfor Birdbrains…only in CA!

  31. Jimmie says:

    Want to make people happier….stop taking Our money (stealing) and spending it on stupid stuff for yourselves

  32. Cogito says:

    What kind of ‘bird sound’ does a Vulture make?

  33. rckmsckmrbts says:

    I think this idea is really perverse. How about planting some vegetation and getting some real birds instead? Artificial bird sounds do not make people happier, but real wildlife and nature have been proven to do so time and again.

  34. Cogito says:

    Here is something I know will make people happier than bird calls. In an effort to improve our National Defense, the Department of Justice provided an $8 million dollar grant to research the bomb-detecting capabilities of vegitation.

    I suppose they intend to issue a cell phone to every dandillion so when they detect a bomb they can dial 911.

    If is walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is usually a duck.

    I prefer they broadcast the call of a duck. Quack, Quack, Quack.

    Why do we elect these imbicles?

    1. rckmsckmrbts says:

      What a nonsensical, irrelevant comment.

  35. Ally says:

    How about putting up some trees? That will attract song birds.

    This is similar to the idea in Minneapolis in which the city decided to start blasting opera music in more crime-filled areas of downtown with the hop that it would stop shootings.

  36. Russ Braaten says:

    Some of the grocery stores here have bird sounds coming from speakers already. Many times birds actually get stuck in stores and I was looking for it until I saw it was coming from speakers. It didn’t make it nicer to shop. It just made me think birds were munching on the produce.

    If he really wants bird sounds why not do things to attract birds. It would cost nothing, volunteers would gladly make and fill feeders and set up nesting sites.

  37. Lori says:

    Subliminal messages accompanying the bird song?

  38. JWS says:

    Because lower taxes and less government interference in every aspect of peoples’ lives won’t make them happy.

  39. Mannie says:

    Lancaster has money it doesn’t know what to do with. Are your property taxes there, that high? Defund this maniac.

    I certainly would not enjoy walking down the street with a racket being bellowed from loudspeakers in an attempt to control my happiness.

    Vote this loon out of office.

  40. realoldpatriot says:

    Is this coo-coo going to run for Governor?

    Gives a whole new meaning to “one flew over the coo-coo nest.”

  41. Kevin says:

    The US is so depressing these days (why half the population is on anti-PHYCHOtic drugs, mostly women), that anything that may help improve the wonderful “feeling” of what freedom was like may be good….

  42. PsyOpsDecoder says:

    This story and the Mayor’s proposal appear to be of a psy op (psychological operation) to cover up the fact that a multi-agency fusion center- based Homeland Security program already has deployed such a “bird song” frequency acoustic weapon in cities throughout the nation — and when a so-called “targeted individual” is spotted by surveillance as entering the zone of this weapon system, disturbing bird song- like chirping is emitted. Victims believe the noise is tuned to frequencies that cause emotional distress in human beings. This is weird authoritarian social control science, but it is true. This veteran journalist has reported on other aspects of this Orwellian program here:

  43. Hank Warren says:

    Useless politicians and their useless ideas, yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our right:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
    They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama and sweep out the Congress, except Ron Paul.
    (Last link of Banned Book):

  44. Diane says:

    What gives the city the right to castrate a pet – not just any pet but a specific breed of canine? No one challenged this legally? Mandarin? Is the irony of wooing Chinese (non-Christian) business to his “Christian community” lost on this guy? If he’s so into nature and natural why not put bird houses and feeders so REAL birds frequent the downtown?

  45. Rick Libertarianski says:

    Here I’d just gotten used to the sounds of the big city – – gunshots in the distance! How am I gonna hear the squealing tires, the busting glass and screaming?

  46. Rebecca says:

    This idea sounds odd HOWEVER, from the FIRST DAY Mayor Parris did EXACTLY what he said he would do- he ran on “section 8 and more sheriff’s. His FIRST day on the job, he did section 8 sweeps and grabbed TONS of criminals, drugs and losers liiving illegally in tax payer funded housing.

    He’s been very aggressive cleaning up Lancaster which was left in total chaos by the former mayor; worked very hard to bring business to the city, to fight crime, etc. I live nearby so I know what’s going on. The pit bull problem up here is really bad because the Latino drug gangs love to have them. He’s been fighting little by little to get the gangs out of here any way he can and it’s working.

    Birds? OK with me. Tweet tweet.

  47. Maggie Fanelli says:

    Disney World does this, but it’s just to frighten little birds away from dining areas by playing noises that sound like a hawk attacking a bird. I’ve sat near a speaker playing it in a loop.

  48. Mike says:

    Don’t make me happier when they wake me up at 4:30AM in the summer! I need to run a fan on high speed to drown them out if the windows are open.

  49. Regulas says:

    This guy is a radical leftist hiding behind Christianity. I doubt he is even a Christian. He is just using it in vain to deflect his Marxist agenda.

  50. Newman says:

    King Rex.
    Don’t know how he is Mayor. All the people I know did not vote for him.

  51. BlownfuelCoupe says:

    Tweet, tweet, Bleep, bleep,………………………..BANG!

  52. Steve Hardy says:

    Confirms what we already know. KILL FERAL CATS or live with the result of
    unnatural feral populations !!
    Gee. I wonder what happened to all the birds ??!!

  53. Mike says:

    Look folks – you deserve the government you elect. Next time get smart or don’t vote.

  54. Dan Welch says:

    Aldus Huxley 1932 Brave New World.

    Let’s manipulate the public with non substantive entertainment in order to take their minds off what is really on the agenda, which always involves power and money. While were at it, we will intersperse subliminal messages about loving to pay taxes to a corrupt inefficient government, and that good judgement should submit to political correctness.

  55. Joe says:

    YES Gerbals Brilliant Idea ….Ve shall have an orchsetra playing near ze gate so as ze new prisoners arive they vill feel happy

  56. John C says:

    No better time to engage in nonessential feel good spending than when whole states and countries are going bankrupt. If they would raise our taxes a little more, we might be able to afford to put coloful streamers on light poles downtown to make it more festive. Meanwhile, people are losing their houses and being forced to go on food stamps.

    More evidence that liberalism is a mental disorder – incapable of logic, reason or common sense solutions.

  57. les_gvt says:

    This guy will probably end up being the nxt governor of CA.

    It would only by logical to have a bird brain follow a moon bat

  58. Chit town NIck says:

    Only in LALALALA land do they need FAKE birds…even the birds no better than to find their food in that freaking AIDS infected dump on the sea……

    1. fudge it says:

      You are an idiot, you don’t even know where Lancaster is?

      It’s not LA, it is a desert community and quite a drive. That would imply that Palm Springs or Indio or Riverside or San Diego are LALALALA Land.

      Oh and as for implying that california is an aids infected dump I think the disease is just as common where you are and you and everyone else is.

      As for your comments, Mmmm sounds to me like you are the same as Tom, hiding in the closet. Get a life you freak.

  59. billy says:

    so wait. make a city and kill all the wildlife and remove their habitat because people want to. Then make fake bird sounds to make people happy.

  60. TIMERUNNER says:



  61. HarlanR says:

    Doesn’t Obongo need a White House Bird Calls Czar?

  62. Jack Kinch(1uncle) says:

    The root of the problem is too many people. The dingbats someone mentioned are those in government who want open borders and to keep breeding the dumbest by paying the dumbest to have children just to vote demo.

  63. jake49 says:

    Bird noises??? Ok how about a murder of crows at 5:30 am each day?

  64. karpy says:

    Thank God for Rush Limbaugh. For those of us still able to think for ourselves, he is a godsend.
    Meanwhile, Obama/Pelosi/Reid worshiping morons just keep electing freak show, bird brain idiots like thishe Mayor “Dude” of Lancaster.
    How do freaks like this idiot get elected? …Oh Yeah, The Mainstream Media and internet sites like the Daily Kos, Huffington Post, and the Obama Blow Miesters.

    1. Pick a fight says... says:

      You’re a racist!

    2. fudge it says:

      My god, what is it with republican’s they lose a few elections and they become mean nasty people.

      Karpy you are a racist bigot and a freak, is you mom, sister and wife the same person?

  65. commonsense247 says:

    ah yes, your government at work. social engineering at its worst.

  66. Pick a fight says... says:


  67. Dr. OH says:

    How about crickets!

  68. curious says:

    31 percent of all candy has a 2 percent glass/candy mixture

    1. Sandy Lester says:

      What is your source?

      1. Statistics says:

        Maybe curious conducted his/her own research study at the local county fair and the subject materials were red candied apples, lolilpops, cotton candy and snow cones, kettlecorn and Maschuganuts.

  69. fmc says:

    Any chance the mayor will order free lap dances? If so, I’ll move there, cuz that’ll sure make people happy. Well, me anyway.

  70. Chas says:

    Broadcast the noise of a Texas Grapple. What a WASTE of Money! Just broadcast the $$

  71. Osamas Pajamas says:

    Way cool. So which prospective city vendor bought the allegiance of which politicians and / or bureaucrats for the advocacy for this expenditure of the taxpayer’s money? Somem birdbrain, no doubt.

  72. Sandy Lester says:

    Why not just puffs of pot smoke, that would make them all happy.

  73. curious says:

    Did you not hear me?! We have glass in our candy!

  74. Buck N Farack says:

    Can you get birds that chirp in Spanish?

  75. Bob W says:

    Seeing some crooks from the banking, insurance, and mortgage industries who took this country down go to jail would make everyone happy. And jail the crooks who took money to give AAA ratings to the toxic Wall St. products sold all over the world. Why is the taxpayer being punished while the guilty go free? When are we going to remove the big bankers from the US taxpayer-funded welfare rolls?

  76. Guest says:

    Whenever I see a bankster driving a luxury car, I ask myself what part of it I own. As a taxpayer, I — and you — bailed him out, paid his salary and gave him a huge bonus — all for being a cheat. But the bankster doesn’t see it that way because “He’s doing God’s work.” Since when do God and ill-gotten gains go together? Do I hear a bird singing a happy tune? Ah, now I feel so much better about having been ripped off and seeing my government take no action on behalf of its people.

  77. sam adams says:

    Are you kidding me, California is going out of business, is it like, may be we can get these folks to go through our ineptitude and play birds chirping to take their minds off that fact? Is that what this guy is about? He is probably related to the clown that was police chief in Bell, CA pulling down what, $878,000. for all those years in a city where the per capita earnings are $24K/year? This guy, Rex Parris has got to be a Democrat, only a Democrat could come up with a hair brained idea like this, hey, how about fixing your city’s deficits and financial woes, radical idea, eh? Whatever you do there in Cali, please, please don’t come to Arizona, we are trying to get our State out of the hole, stay home, insatll your bird songs and stay away from us.

  78. hear kitty kitty says:


  79. radar says:

    Bird chirping and singing will drive all the insects out of the county.

    1. curious says:

      If only it would do that for the illegals as well!

  80. Hattie Nuff says:

    What an idiot! I know what will make his citizens very happy — voting his fool ass out of office.

  81. ex-Boston Bill says:

    Okay, that’s it!! Enough!! Is it odd to anyone that there has never (almosst) been any public official, appointed or elected, that has been removed from office for a mental evaluation. Think of the percentages are for the general population., How many mentally unstable? Maybe 2 percent? But, none in office. Here’s a candidate to change that.

  82. Michael says:

    This is the same logic used by the Soviet Union to keep the price of Vodka dirt cheap so that its citizens stay drunk and don’t notice their miserable conditions.

  83. Lou Gots says:

    Here’s the perfect bird-call for this guy: “Coo-coo, coo-coo

  84. RobbieK says:

    No wonder cities are going absolutely BANKRUPT! Playing bird songs and Berkeley, CA covering it’s city’s employees sex change operations. Yep, Liberals have lost their minds, so they big Mac Daddy Government to sooth their savage beast.

  85. Dan says:

    How about the Mayor gives what he is smoking to the citizens of Lancaster, then they will surely be happy. If only until they realize what a nutbag their Mayor is.

  86. bigbiz2 says:

    I think people would be happier if birds didn’t poop on them and their cars.

  87. Michael P Coleman says:


    1. morris says:

      LOLOLOL That’s kinda funny! Don’t let Rex hear you say that. He CLAIMS a conservative Baptist tea party with full support of the local GOP machine Republican pedigree. You might cost him his far right voter base!

  88. betsp says:

    Yes, we all must be happy as our country goes down the toilet. These libs are dummies.

    1. morris says:

      This is hilarious. Rex a lib??? His next political opponent should use these comments on their hit mailers next election. Rex’s ONLY supporters are the richest whitest rightist born again Republicans the valley has to offer. I wonder how I can let the liberals in town see these comments. They heads would explode.

  89. lw says:

    I can think of a lot of worse things to hear other then a few bird songs. It is a bit strange but not acrazy idea. Imyself would not wish it as then it would not be too hard to have underlying messages hidden in the songs.

  90. John M. says:

    This guy is an idiot magnet just look at his City Council that agreed with him. That makes Five idiots.

  91. Helen deBruyne says:

    I have several big african grey birds that can swear every swear word known to man…maybe he wants me to record these birds to play on the loud speakers just to make people laugh, cause thats how they feel about this goon

  92. msk says:

    Another California Bird Brain! Wasting money they do not have!

  93. Rick A Hyatt says:

    It will be the subliminal stuff that they’ll put out on the loudspeakers, “I love Obama. Communism is good. I don’t want property, I don’t want guns, I don’t want religion… I want to be a jailbird in the new Police State…”

  94. Ben says:

    They already do this here in Japan.

  95. waycoolsnoopy says:

    Hey Mayor Bird Brain, people might be “happier” if the were not living in a third-world police state teetering on the precipice of squalor-hood and serfdom. How about doing something about the collectivsts, Communists, transformative radicals that have taken over your entire state? How about doing something about the legions of ILLEGAL ALIENS and FOREIGNERS who are destroying the American quality of life and standard of living?

    No, no… Instead were going to play bird songs. Unbelievable! It is the twlight zone every day.

  96. Michelle in orygun says:

    I saw the headline and worried that maybe it was our mayor here in Portland with another idea to match his other rediculous brain storms. Don’t publicize the story, I’m sure he’ll want to have it here, along with the tricycles that deliver office supplies to City Hall.

  97. Susan says:

    Anyone wonder what this would do to real birds? All the records bird sounds would have to be confusing to them.

  98. Dag says:

    When they incinerate the confiscated marijuana why don’t they blow those fumes onto the street? That would make people “happy.” Or, perhaps they are already doing that in City Hall.

  99. dgdfgdfgfdg says:

    I think it’s and awesome idea!

  100. Froggy says:

    The blind leading the blind.

  101. Rex says:

    Maybe they should have fake bird poop fall on your head while you listen to recordings of the birds.

  102. B Forrest says:

    Hear birdies chirp and forget about the waste of tax dollars

  103. Tom says:

    If you really want to cheer the people up, Instead of bird noises, they should broadcast “Obama will be gone in 2 years”,

  104. David Heath says:

    If this guy needs to broadcast fake bird sounds because there aren’t any real birds around, what the hell does that say about his town?! On top of his bending over to accommodate fascist regimes like that in China, it doesn’t sound like a town I’d want to visit in an hurry.

  105. Fred Thurber says:

    What an incredibly poor choice of bird picture for the article! I certain hope that Lancaster does not want to broadcast the song of house sparrows; a nasty invasive and murderous competitor to bluebirds and swallows. And besides the photo is of a female; no “song” there if you can really call the house sparrow croak a song.

  106. AMR 1960 says:

    The Bird-Brains in ALL Levels of government from, “DearLeader” Obama to this local pinhead, would make us ALL feel better if they instead choose to wisely spend limited taxpayer monies–What’s next…rainbow lights for our city streets!!!

  107. Winston says:

    You folks are forgetting that Lancaster is in the desert. Ring a bell? Giant ants, UFO sightings, giant, underground worms ALL happen in the desert as a result of atomic testing in the 50s and 60s. The mayor is just another irradiated creature that mutated out of the desert is all! Send in the little German scientist, his hot granddaughter and a stalwart “Govt Agent” to deal with this!!

  108. car253 says:

    This guy is NUTS!! Anyone who wants to take someone else’s right to peace and quiet should be locked up and the key thrown away.

  109. desert says:

    Play oblahmas cd’s……… makes all the bird brains happy!!!

  110. Reynard Loki says:

    This is a great idea! The 2011 New Media Daet Festival next month in Camarines Norte, Philippines, will feature a free downloadable ringtone of the call of the endangered Phlippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) by the NYC-based creative studio MomenTech. For more information on this great educational outreach program:

  111. Mbankat says:

    What a stupid idea. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. a bird-brained idea from some loon bird left wing-nut. Someone slap that mayor. Slap them several times and hard. Knock some sense into them. This was thought of while working on taxpayer paid time, fire the idiot. They have too much time on their hands and are making up work to justify a nonsense position.
    We have this kind of lunacy here in Massachusetts also.

  112. HarryK says:

    Lancater is a relatively small town with a population of about 55,000. They have a $4 billion budget deficit already and this mayor wants to spend money to broadcast bird sounds? Its just another example of how stupid our elected officials really are.

  113. Senora Dave says:

    Ahhhh, California! The Land of Fruits and Nuts.

  114. CNW says:

    Somebody send this guy a copy of the movie SERINITY.

  115. Mike G. says:

    That’s right, you to can be fake happy!!!

  116. Shane Douglas says:

    Just more proof that there are no sane politicians. Any Questions?

  117. Michael P Coleman says:

    getting rid of illegals would sound good ! California gives them well over 35 billion a year, of taxpayer money. millions and millions of Americans going back to work. instead of illegals, would sound nice also !

  118. James Kaufmann says:

    If you want to hear the birds, reduce the noise.

  119. Russel says:

    I know what’s going on here 1st hand!!!

    The ghetto has been encroaching into this small desert community with thousands of pitt bulls, drugs, hoards of section 8 housing and on and on. LA county in the past 15 years has made this town their personal dumping ground of human trash on welfare and section 8 housing.

    This blvd is surrounded by the encroaching ghetto and I’m sure he believes the bird noises may brighten it up and maybe make the place intolerable to the trash druggy crime committing pitt bull owners. They have put in a large senior housing complexes there, so this may make it safer for them. The cost would be negligible, so cool your heals and do as this guy has tried to do and get ride of the hoards of spending on ghetto social services such as section 8 housing and brighten the place up with something nice, like the sound of nature.

  120. Brian says:

    sad, sad carnal humans… if you cant get your happiness from the source, the creator, “God” within … you will never find lasting happiness. Never.

  121. craig says:

    Hey, they could add a few buckets of bird poop liberally sprinkled on parked cars to make things a lot more realistic!

  122. Poncho says:

    The sounds of Vultures would be quite appropriate.

    1. Josie says:

      That or LOONS.

  123. Dennis says:

    California is 60 BILLION in the hole and yet you keep electing these idiots, that’s why I left 18 years ago and never regretted it!

  124. Josie says:

    Where else but California? Loony….no pun intended….

  125. Betty says:

    Considering then fact that Mayor Parris is using his own MONEY to Pay for this, I think it is great. It sure does beat those BOOM BOXES making us all hearing impaired. What other politician at any level have any of you seen PAY for anything out of their pocket, for the good of everyone????? This is real HOPE and Change.

  126. A.T. says:

    For the uniformed and unfamiliar with the perplexing administration of Mayor R. Rex Parris, this latest diatribe is the continuation in his adventure of cerebral unraveling. With minimal effort, interested and ambitious journalists shall uncover a treasure trove of questionable, astonishing and bewildering hijinks tales in this Mojave Desert enclave.

  127. Kiiim Frazier says:

    Lookout! Helter Skelter.

  128. Glad I live in Palmdale says:

    ” If you can’t say something nice” ……..OK ….I’m trying, I’m trying. I’ve got it!

    Once, his Honor the Mayor R.Rex Parris, opened the door at Black Angus for my husband and me.

  129. kentex1146 says:

    Ask me if I’ll lose one minute of sleep if I wake up one morning and find out that Las Vegas has a beach?

  130. Juan Pablo says:

    Cali-fornicatia is as Cali-fornicatia does. Hey, anyone know when the upper third of CA will secede to become the State of Jefferson? Long overdue.

  131. A.H. says:

    really? he can take all the grackles we have here downtown San Antonio!

  132. Rick Horman says:

    At the National Aquarium in Baltimore there is a LARGE bird house. It was not until the folks started broadcasting sounds from the Latin America jungle into the bird house that the birds began reproducing as expected.

    This is no joke. It really happened.

    Now this politician, I expect, knew nothing of this. But there are serendipitous events that take place. Lancaster may get lots more birds.

  133. libs suck says:

    Moonbat LIB. Just what is this asshat of a mayor smokin’? What a subhuman joke.

  134. Dennis D says:

    Honestly. What is in the drinking water in that state?

  135. Dennis D says:

    Lets remember. California is the state that rejected Meg Whitman who was probably the most qualified and accomplished candidate of all 2010 in America and instead took Moonbeam Brown,

  136. Linda Brush Lang says:

    Gives a whole new meaning to “tweeting”….:o)

  137. Gerry says:

    I dont want to hear loudspeakers at all…. how about some REAL NATURE for a change!!

  138. stumpCHUNKMAN says:

    to make it even more authentic, the are going to randomly fling bird poop for from the tops of buildings at random cars to further increase happiness

  139. Electra11 says:

    Sounds like a fun mayor. Not too comfortable with his intent to inflict religion on his constituents — otherwise, I would not hesitate to vote for him.

  140. That Guy says:

    I’m still super amused at all the people accusing Parris of being a Democrat/Liberal/etc. Totally the opposite. I’m guessing all commenters from out of the area who have nothing better to do?

  141. Hank says:

    Don’t be misled. The guy is a total idiot. Trial lawyer to boot. Total nut job. $4,000 a month electric bill yet he claims to be green. $4,000 graphite steering wheel on his car. Has attracted several lawsuits that will cost the city millions. Gives white trash with money a bad name.

  142. Brad says:

    Another 1984 styilized tactic to make people docile?? Could work coupled with all the FLouride present in the municipal drinking water…

  143. Forrest says:

    Stupid is as stupid does…

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