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Friday, May 28th, 2010

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  1. #1 |  matt | 

    Reading the comments on the puppycide link I’m amazed my entire family hasn’t been killed and eaten by our pit bulls….

  2. #2 |  Stephen | 

    #33 | PW |

    So.. he has to stay away from animals but he can still be a cop. At first I thought “wow” but on reflection I guess that is normal these days.

  3. #3 |  Philly Girl | 

    The cop that shot Bella has stated that he never saw any aggression. Witnesses to the incident have stated that they did not see any aggression from Bella.

    Some people are super afraid of dogs, no matter what size or temperament. I would bet the woman who called the police was fearful of Bella, but that Bella was actually not aggressive toward her and the children.

  4. #4 |  Rick H. | 

    PW (#33):
    Jesus F. Christ. That dairy farm video was horrible. It sent me into a nuclear rage. For scumbags like Gary Conklin and his gang of hired filth, no punishment is too cruel or unusual. They should all suffer.

  5. #5 |  Helmut O' Hooligan | 

    #42 Cynical:

    “don’t mean to make enemies of those who believe in limited government, I think we’re all trying to find the margin where government is just as big as it needs to be. Jefferson also said that government should be as small as possible — I simply take it to its logical conclusion that as small as possible means reduced to the individual level. I think we can agree that the system as presently constituted is unsustainable regarding individual freedom.”

    Well said, Cynical. And I certainly agree w/ you about the current system being unsustainable.

    This is heady, complicated stuff, and no one is going to agree on every single aspect of it. If people learn to, by and large, take care of themselves and their families, and government is forced (by an informed, engaged population, and some civil disobedience when necessary) to stay out of people’s affairs IF they are not ripping people off or putting others in danger, we will be well on our way. But limiting government is the job of the people, not politicians. But if people don’t want to step up, we will keep taking one step forward and two steps back.

  6. #6 |  Judi | 

    #13 | Sean L. | May 28th, 2010 at 10:40 am
    A public service announcement

    Why can’t Helen Keller drive?

    She’s a woman.

    No Sean, it was because she attended the Stevie Wonder School of Driving.

  7. #7 |  Cynical in CA | 

    “But if people don’t want to step up, we will keep taking one step forward and two steps back.”

    With statements like these, hopefully becoming more and more common and mainstream, there may be some hope Helmut.

  8. #8 |  ZappaCrappa | 

    Re: puppycide: Sounds to me like the cop just ran out of patience. Sigh…yet ONCE A-FREAKING-GAIN…I work with dogs on a daily basis. Food. Huh? You know…treats? I use them to my advantage regularly. I can get dogs to pretty much do whatever I want them to…go where ever I want them to go using food/treats. Freaking duh. I knew that BEFORE I was working with dogs. Why is interaction with dogs such a damn mystery to the police? Radley? You have dogs. Let me guess….treats/food is the BIGGEST attention getter in your house isn’t it? It is mine. My dogs even understand the words “treat”, “Pancake” “waffles”, “eggs”, and a few more…seriously. Wow…who would have guessed…dogs like food. What a revelation!

    Maybe I should start a program in training the police in canine interaction…lesson one…this is a dog….a bark doesn’t mean it wants to eat you so put your gun away please. Try sticking your hand out with your fingers curled inward for a start so the dog can smell you and determine if you are a complete asshole or just one when you put the uniform on. Next lesson subject..A ball in the mouth and a wagging tail are NOT aggressive canine actions so put your gun away again.

  9. #9 |  Helmut O' Hooligan | 

    Zappa Crappa: “Maybe I should start a program in training the police in canine interaction”

    Sounds like an excellent idea. I’ve been saying for some time that a course like this should be mandatory in the academy. It wouldn’t certify every officer to be animal control, but it would at least explain the basics.

  10. #10 |  matt | 

    To balance your puppycide I hereby present a link for your viewing pleasure.