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If Ms. Mason finds leash law enforcement to be “oppressive”, I’d suggest she needs to get out more. She writes: “There is a significant portion of knowledgeable, conscientious dog owners in this town…”
No doubt. I’m one of them. The problem is that for every responsible owner in Steamboat, there are about 20 pinheads. Multiply that by 10 during the season when the brain dead 20 something transients decide it’d be cool to have a dog in ‘dog town.’
If Ms. Mason gets busted for a violation because she “feel[s]” her conscientiousness entitles her to an exemption, then she’ll have even more angst to fuel another ‘oh woe is me, I’ve been dismissed and oppressed’ dissertation.
I posted this recently, and provoked much wailing an gnashing of teeth from another member who took offense. I'm not entirely sure why, because it proved a viable solution once upon a time. Animal Control is understaffed, so don't be reticent about being proactive. When I was still in the city limits, I and other dog owners in the neighborhood took matters into our own hands. We detained dogs on the loose for retrieval by Animal Control, and insisted that the owner be fined (we learned that 1st-time offenders were frequently not being penalized). If AC was unavailable, we sometimes delivered the animal ourselves to Critter Court. We were pretty militant about it, and the dog at large problem - along with the unwanted deposits – evaporated in our neighborhood. It took about a month, as I recall.
I'll wager no one ever bumped into the Johnsons at a Mensa meeting.
Isis throws another gay man off a building. Stay off that high horse, you bigoted haters. Because Jim Crow. So saith Ear Leader.
I believe she mentions the Iraq war because the anti-vaccine loons are cut from the same cloth as 9-11 truthers. You can spend your time more productively mowing your lawn with a pocket knife than you can arguing with a conspiracy whackjob.
ISIS herds 49 Iraqis into a cage and burns them alive. Don't be judgmental, you hateful bigots. Because the Crusades. So saith Ear Leader.
Part of our 4th of July celebration last year included some target shooting. My otherwise vigilant, bada$$, 100 pound canine is also gun shy little pansy. Made a beeline for the house the instant the shooting started. Now that I've disclosed this in a public forum, I'm waiting for Mr. Rowse to report me to PETA. After he calls his mommy and has a good cry.
ISIS released a new video today, in which 21 Coptic Christians are beheaded on the beach. Don't judge, you miserable bigots. Because Christians, and stuff. The insufferable Jesus freaks probably had it coming.
If the immolation of the Jordanian pilot isn't an occasion to "get on our high horse" as the President so contemptuously lectured us, then nothing is. Every society and culture has conduct in its past that it regrets in the here and now. If past transgression is the calculus for a present day evaluation, then every human being alive is a miscreant and there are no judgments to be made about anybody. I'll wager that the liberal commenters here are all too eager to lambaste the Catholic church for trying to sweep some of its contemporary problems under the rug. Watching those same commenters (starting with the President) contort themselves in the most disingenuous attempts to rationalize Islam's current savagery by drawing parallels to the Crusades of a millennium ago is disgusting beyond belief. It is, in my opinion, the very portrait of cowardice. Only cowards refuse to call evil by its name.
For those who wonder about the seemingly random removal of comments here, my understanding is that the Pilot ignores this forum until one of our resident crybabies flags a remark that makes them cry, & deletion is more or less automatic. Hence the nuking of my admonishment to the President that the medieval Christian threat is under control. Heaven forbid that we should be permitted to ridicule the asinine remarks of politicians. Especially when they've been canonized by the left.
Hey Pilot - in the interest of full disclosure, why not identify the self appointed hall monitors? Unless you don't believe we're entitled to know who you've empowered as censors.
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