Thursday, January 02, 2014

Quote of the Year (So Far)

Farmgirl in comments in the previous post hits one out over the center field fence and deep into the cheap seats:
"Welcome to the twenty first century, where working animals in the way they've been bred to work by our ancestors is inhumane, but sticking a camera up a guy's butt because a working animal thought he smelled drugs is fine"

I would give up a digit to have typed that.
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14 comments:

Jennifer said...

*stands*
*applauds*

Farmgirl said...

Love you too Tam.

Alan said...

You might be a liberal if you wouldn't dream of treating an animal the way you treat people.

Stuart the Viking said...


A funny quote from my mother. About the time I was 10 or 11, during a pretty heavy snowstorm when she saw me kitting up to go out to the barn (which, due to the storm couldn't even be seen from the house) to check the livestock.

"I wouldn't send a dog out in this weather! Let your father go!"

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Anonymous said...

She left out "And charging the guy for privilege"

Rich

TCinVA said...

Going to be tough to top that.

Windy Wilson said...

Such examinations have a certain level of risk of rupture, so you thereafter have what one British prisoner in Cabanatuan referred to as his "vest pocket A**hole" and need a colostomy bag. Not merely intrusive and demeaning, it should only be used for purposes whose benefits outweight the risks, and an ambiguous, alleged alert by the dog who wants to please his alpha and can be induced to "alert" isn't one of them.

Anonymous said...

Such a Brave, New World in which we live!

Anonymous said...

Eat lots of beans just before going... might make them think it over a lot!

Ulises from CA

Kristophr said...

( starts digging a scorpion pit )

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

"Gah! Officer! Why are you hideously violating me?!"

"Because my partner, Officer Fido, gave me permission to."

Tam said...

That's Fluffy the Uberhund, noted Constitutional scholar and Fourth Amendment expert.

rickn8or said...

I wonder how many medical types there are going to lose their licenses for sedating and then borescoping a patient without his permission. I mean, a blood draw for DUI is one thing, but this is a whole different level.

Kristophr said...

rickn8or:

I watched one Dental school teacher at OSHU lose his license, for trying to pull the teeth of a biting state prison inmate without his permission ( denied loudly, and at the top of his lungs ).

A whole crapload of cellphone calls went out from patients and students while they were trying to strap him down. His students refused to assist him, and the guards were not able to get him strapped in, as the chair was not designed for that.

This all culminated in the head of the Oregon state dental board actually showing up at OHSU, and telling that instructor he was no longer licensed to practice dentistry in Oregon.

The prison was sent back to prison with his teeth intact, and the State settled with him out of court.