@theencogitationerActive 2 days, 5 hours ago
Reg and Robert,
Phil Valentine’s death is a real pisser to me. That man successfully fought against the attempt to impose a State Income Tax in Tennessee. Had he just kept himself alive longer, he could have taken that campaign to other States.
Best yet, Phil Valentine could have taken up the cause of repealing the 16th Amendment (the F…[Read more]
According to Country/Hillbilly/Rock/Metal Fusion band Hayseed Dixie, there must be at least one of four bare minimum elements for a song to be considered Country music:
4. Going to Hell.
And if you can combine all four in the same song, it’s a Jackpot!
References to Mama, prison, and damned…[Read more]
I ordered a 15 years scotch in my local but the barman said he was to young to serve.
While the legal age to drink in the U.S. is 21, (thanks to Congress dangling highway funds over the States,) the age of what is to be drank can vary widely from brand to brand.
“Hooch” such as covertly made from Welch’s Grape Juice and sneaked t…[Read more]
I have heard it said that the U.S. Government could confiscate the entire wealth of Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos and the top 30 Billionaires in the U.S. and it still wouldn’t pay for the War in Afghanistan.
But it gets deeper than that. Confiscating that much wealth wouldn’t pay for the bigger War in Iraq, and both wars…[Read more]
Davis and Robert,
How do know, in trying to preclude all risk by legislation, that you are not creating greater harm?
Yes, nitroglycerine is a deadly explosive and forms Dynamite when combined with diatomaceous earth, and Alfred Nobel, out of guilt for it’s use in warfare, devoted all his profits from the Dynamite he invented to promoting world…[Read more]
I am not aware of statutes that make owners or keepers of dogs who injure another criminally responsible. There may be such statutes i simply do not know.
People can be held criminally responsible for vehicular homicide or wreckless endangerment, which doesn’t necessarily require premeditation or malice afforethought. An auto and a pet are…[Read more]
Davis and Jake,
Do either of you read any text outside of your own text or are you in some Postmodern self-referential loop of copypasta?
People in the U.S. are already civilly and criminally liable for the acts of their pets, I support that and harsher punishment and restitution for all victims of pets. I support all workers and businesses r…[Read more]
The Jann Bellamy story about courts ordering hospitals to administer Ivermectin just goes to show why government shouldn’t be the single-payer provider and controller of medicine.
The Judges and career bureaucrats evidently think we’re their livestock, so why wouldn’t they force administering livestock medicine to us?
When government…[Read more]
“Dear Dr. Laura?” You mean “Dr.” Laura Shit-Slinger? Don’t tell me that witch is still around and on the air.
(I always got a big laugh out of how talk show host Neal Boortz called her Cruella DeVille! 😁😆😅🤣)
I, too, have noticed that all living world religions have some form of grudge against some form of protein.
Hindus refrain from beef and give cattle first dibs on all crops while children beg and starve in the streets, all because they think Ol’ Bossy was Grandma in a previous life. That is a very warped and misplaced regard for other…[Read more]
A person can pine to own a pitbull all they want, but if they don’t have the means to buy one and don’t have the means to pay for their liabilities or do prison time for their pet’s maulings and homicide, then owning a pitbull would have the same metaphysical status as owning a dragon: a pipe dream.
The difference between you and me is I…[Read more]
I agree that the solution to the pitbull problem will have to be through making owning one a risky and potentially expensive proposition, exposing the owner to both civil and criminal liabilities. Facing a judgment in the $100s of thousands and a year or more behind bars might have people thinking, maybe I don’t need a pitbull.
I fully a…[Read more]
If Wendy Molyneux is going to send the vital message she has, she really needs to do it with all the tact, finesse, style, and grace that befits an effete, elite, intellectual journal like McSweeny’s.
New Yorkers could provide her with an object example. New Yorkers not only use the word “fuck,” but they do it by a meticulous method, for…[Read more]
Did you notice? You didn’t answer the question raised by the OP.
I find * “Humans First” is a good answer to any question on non-sapient beings when their instincts and appetites conflict with our rights and interests. I don’t hate other living things and don’t support hurting or killing them just for sick jollies, but we humans have to…[Read more]
Unseen and Fellow Unbelievers,
Some perspective here:
One, no breed of pet is a moral agent capable of choice and responsible for it’s actions. Only the human owners are moral agents and therein is where your ire and disgust should lie.
If Cesar Millan’s dog mauled Queen Latifa’s dog, then Millan, if found guilty by a judge and jury, is the…[Read more]
True enough. Remember, this was coming from The Little Bush Boy (as Bill Maher calls him) who actually called Islam “The Religion of Peace and Compassion” (TM), so you know he ain’t right.
It is also a day to remember that there are those who actually defended the unspeakable atrocity of that day:
Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson on…[Read more]
It is also the day to remember the words of “The Great Agnostic” Robert Green Ingersoll:
“It is not our obligation to stand still and allow ourselves to be murdered by the one who thinks it is his duty to take our lives.”
A simple browse of the post will tell that this didn’t start or end with me.
And a 30k’ high view of health care will show that it packs in a lot of sub-threads and topics including personal finance, drugs, economics, policy, religion, and many others.
I passed on my own suggestions and what I’ve found by experience works. …[Read more]
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