This letter is from last week. If you missed it, you missed the best letter I’ve ever seen in the Argus Leader. Lucky for all us blogger types, we be safe.
Entries Tagged 'Human Society' ↓
While I think it is great that all of a sudden Rowenhorst and Munson are concerned about saving taxpayers money :), this couldn’t be more suspicious. Remember the last time Dave did things in secret? Does the $1.5 million dollar, $3 million dollar street to nowhere ring a bell? Or the $750,000 bridge to nowhere that is conveniently going to be located by Cherapa place? Anytime this administration does something in secret the results are never good. So what’s up with this one?
City administrators decided to award the contract to the Humane Society, and it was signed off by Mayor Dave Munson but the City Council did not vote on the matter as it has in the past.
City Finance Director Gene Rowenhorst said he decided to have city administrators make the selection through a typical bidding process.
“It tightens things up quite a bit,” he said. “We don’t have to go through the process of evaluating every little detail,” he said.
Sure, you betcha!
That made Councilor Kenny Anderson Jr. uncomfortable.
“I just feel that this has been a pretty quiet process. If there are issues to be raised, I would like to air them,” Anderson said.
Oh, I’m sure there is some ‘issues’ to be raised.
I have a feeling that someone in the city complained about Second Chance, told the Humane Society about those complaints so they jimmy-rigged a lower bid. Of course that is just my guess, but why else would they side step the council on such an important public safety issue? Good question.
A doctor has tapped into a huge source of renewable fuel to power his car – human lard. According to this article from Forbes, a liposuction doctor in LA used the love handles and lard-asses of his patients to power two SUVs.
Unfortunately, the doctor is under investigation for removing too much fat from some patients and allowing unlicensed assistants to perform some procedures.
If this practice were to go on, however, I see it killing two birds with one stone: use the obesity problem to temporarily solve the energy crisis. According to the article, one gallon of animal fat gives one gallon of fuel. So, thoretically, most americans could drive around for a week just on their own fuel reserves! I wonder what equipment one would need to do this at home…
Or maybe I’m a surly prick all the time, and it just boils over this time of year. I started writing this long tirade about how I hate everyone and I could give a fuck less about you or your problems, and I remembered that it was almost two years ago exactly that I was saying the same things… so I’ll just link it and get back to quietly hating you. Fuckin’ morons.
The active ingredients of the amanita mushrooms are not metabolized by the body, and so they remain active in the urine. In fact, it is safer to drink the urine of one who has consumed the mushrooms than to eat the mushrooms directly, as many of the toxic compounds are processed and eliminated on the first pass through the body.
It was common practice among ancient people to recycle the potent effects of the mushroom by drinking each other’s urine. The amanita’s ingredients can remain potent even after six passes through the human body. Some scholars argue that this is the origin of the phrase “to get pissed,” as this urine-drinking activity preceded alcohol by thousands of years.
This shelter owner was upset that Obama used the word ‘mutt’. If you watched the speech, I think he was making a joke about his own ancestral heritage more then anything. I doubt a man who was endorsed by the Humane Society has any hard feelings towards shelter animals.
If you have a problem with Obama winning the election (which is obvious), write a letter about that instead but keep the ‘mutts’ you save out of the argument.
Are we going to have to hear this crap everytime Obama tells an ironic joke that some people don’t understand?
I’ve heard a lot lately about how this nation was founded by Christian men and with Christian principles. Interestingly, our founding fathers (who were still running the government at the time of the following treaty) made sure to shoot this notion down in the treaty ending our first war on Islamic terrorists. Here’s some of the text from the Treaty of Peace and Friendship signed at Tripoli on Nov. 4, 1796:
As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion,-as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen (muslims),-and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan (Islamic) nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.
Why is this relevant?
Because increasingly, theocrats disguised as republicans and campaigning on “values” have begun trying to foist religiously-based laws on this state and nation under the mistaken belief that we are a Christian nation. In reality, we have no official religion, and the establishment of such an organization is expressly forbidden by our constitution – which was written, voted on, and ratified by our “Christian” founding fathers.
Could they found an uglier dog?
And Pastor(?) DooHickey over at VoicesCrazy is up in arms. First off, Stevie, the Humane society is an organization that helps animals – not people. It has nothing to do with Planned Parenthood or Abortion. Secondly, unlike the crazies you run with, the Humane Society believes in birth control (they spay and neuter pets before they can be adopted) – ironically the best way to stop unwanted babies (puppies, kitties, etc.) is by not getting pregnant to begin with. What a concept? Huh? And lastly, someone who is anti-war is VERY MUCH, pro-life. (remember over 100,000 innocent (grown/born) children have been killed (or more) since the war in Iraq has begun. Something your candidate, John McCain, refuses to talk about.