e-mail the boss
4:01 p.m. Wednesday
PGA Village petitions
wanted to inform you that, I just got back from taking my
ten family members, who are registered voters, to sign our
names onto the petition sheet. I drove them out to COPS/Metro
at 925 San Pedro Ave. Also, for your information my uncle
is in support of the PGA Village and he signed the petition
because he believes everyone should have an opportunity to
have their voice heard on this very important issue.
had to have been there...
Hi Brad, Thanks for finally telling us the truth about your
commie* bosses. Re the Simpsons/Rio story - how can we be
sure the complaints didn't actually come from a dengue crazed
Someone told me
they heard on Carl's show thats exactly what happened!
*refers to the
Eastern Cartel that controls all news, not to my employers
sets me straight...
I guess that guy from the Christian Science Monitor didn't
know what he was talking about. You'd think that since he
lives over there in all that turmoil that he would be as "up"
on this stuff as you are.
(This refers to
my smart-mouth remarks about Israeli troops ruining civilian
refrigerators in Palestine)
have no idea what this is about...
enjoyment of the recurring transvestitism on your site makes
me wonder about at least one of us...
I am pretty much
Dear Brad, ... I took [my .22 pistol] to Calif. ... At the
airport, I declared it in my checked baggage, had it inspected,
did everything legal. I also happen to be middle aged, male
and on a one way ticket. Needless to say, I was searched before
I got my ticket, again before I went through the metal detectors,
again at the metal detectors again before I got on the plane.
Swapped planes in Las Vegas, where I was searched again prior
to boarding the flight to Ontario, calif. Wound up making
five more TX-Calif trips with identical results. Funny, after
all these "security measures", They allowed me to
take on board several sharp glass objects I'd purchased at
the gift shops inside the secure areas... Sincerely,
Yeah, I bought
3 glass coffee cups at SAT and carried em aboard Continental
last month, and thought how sharp they would be if broken
Brad, This is too cute. Read the ending. Maybe there's hope
for some common sense after all. Oh, I forgot, we're dealing
with politicians here!
Thanks for your remarks about the Puppy Protection Act the
other day. [Humane Society of the U.S.] has done such a snow
job in getting supporters that this has been a difficult issue
to address. It is difficult for the layman to understand and
I have been concerned about going public because it would
probably get more letters in support of the bill -- since
it only addresses those horrid "puppy mills." AVMA
has some great info on their website.
Thanks again for always being there for the real animal lovers.
Post April 7, 2002 Page 27
Enter the Puppy Inspectors
by Jay Ambrose
When your dog has a puppy, you had better scratch that
puppy behind the ears. If you don't, you could someday
be in violation of a law known as the Puppy Protection
Act. The act has been passed by the Senate and is part
of the farm bill now under consideration by a conference
This is true.
This is not fiction.
Some members of the Senate are apparently so convinced
of the inability of this country to get through another
day without the coercion and wisdom of the federal government
that they voted for this measure requiring people to socialize
with puppies before selling them. Depending on court rulings
about the Agriculture Department regulations, such a law
could apply even to small breeders selling to consumers
instead of to stores, a Scripps Howard story notes.
The Humane Society of the United States and the American
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have
argued that person-to-puppy contact will make the dogs
nicer and thus prevent future owners from taking them
for long, one-way rides in the country. Maybe so, although
the American Kennel Club observes that raising dogs is
far more complicated than the legislation acknowledges.
But arguing about the best method of puppy-rearing misses
the point, which is that this sort of detailed regulation
exceeds any reasonable intrusion of the federal government
in affairs of the citizenry. This provision of an act
that has some better-considered provisions would not be
nearly as bothersome if it were not that such legislative
overreaching is commonplace.
The farm bill in which this act is lodged is itself an
example of going much too far. It puts billions from taxpayers
in the pockets of multi-million-dollar agri-businesses,
and to no purpose higher than helping members of Congress
get votes and support from the handout recipients.
The Bush administration had resisted the excess, but now
is going along for political reasons.
The administration has announced no position on mandating
the petting of puppies. All that is known is that it now
favors feeding the fat cats.
There is a photo accompanying the article. It is a picture
of a mischievous beagle puppy. She has her head down chewing
a bandana. She is looking up - you can see the white of
her eyes. The caption is: If you don't play with me, I'm
calling the cops.