I’ve had people die in my arms. I’ve been shot at and I’ve shot back. Even seen one of my best friends shot in the head not three yards from me. I’ve also put a had a dog dying in my arms after it was hit by car. I put down it by breaking it’s neck. It was the humane thing to do.
Life is f&^king life. Taking it shouldn’t be easy. When it becomes easy, there’s a problem.
I will say this STRAIGHT OUT: there are a lot of keyboard commandos on this site. A lot. They judge, they down thumb and they comment. Not many wake up a couple nights a week in a cold sweat with the faces of the dead burned into their mind’s eye.
Don’t give me the crap that this “scripture” nonsense isn’t awful. It’s the same s&^% the military uses to dehumanize the enemy to make people easier to kill. We call the “Hajis” or any other term that isn’t “a person” because it makes it easier to kill them. Make no mistake this is the first step to killing: it’s not quite like us, so it’s OK. There’s a reason for that, it makes combat more survivable for us.
Doing it to animals has NO rational other than making people feel better about being terrible people. That’s what this #9 nonsense does.
I’ve seen a lot of death. It’s not pleasant.
I know I won’t win the thumb contest and I don’t care. But I also know that there are a lot of people on here who don’t know a damn thing about real life. Sorry, it’s true. They’ll go all “Jesus” about things, but they don’t REALLY know what they’re on about.
[-1] January 1, 2016 at 12:03am
No offense, but let me translate internetese for you:
“The idea that animals have “rights” is animistic and secular and has very little place in a Christian worldview.”
“Animals have no rights, if you think they do you’re not a Christian.”
The subtext being clearly that only “non-Christians” would believe such a thing. Even those that claim to be Christian are not Christian if they think animals have rights.
Sorry, but every creature has the right not to be tortured to death. If you believe otherwise, you’re subhuman and not worth the air you breathe.
“Such godlessness is to be expected from secular humanism and man-made religion, but not from Christians.”
“…so pointlessly cruel treatment of animals doesn’t honor God any more than pointless destruction of usable land. Yet the modern philosophy that animals have rights, go to heaven, and all that is simply not Biblical.”
OK, so I won’t bother to parse this entire thing, but clearly, beating the living heck out of an animal doesn’t dishonor God ACCORDING TO THE AUTHOR and apparently he thinks that “All Dogs Go to Heaven” is some sort of atheist cannon on how animals have an afterlife.
MHO: If you abuse animals, you’re a sick freak and doing so is probably a stepping stone to doing such things to people. You’re just working your way up the inhumanity scale.
If you find such a view wrong, or “unChristian” you might wanna try squaring yourself with God because you’re on a bad road.
 December 31, 2015 at 11:47pm
Dude! Brah! Homeslice! I was over it after my OP. I didn’t realize that pointing out the obvious, that this girl was taken advantage of, would generate so much butthurt from the haters.
If you want to reserve your sympathy, you go right ahead. It’s still a semi-free country.
Just don’t expect mine if something terrible happens to you or yours. You’ll get it, but you shouldn’t expect it because quite frankly, while not a terrible person, you’re questionable at best.
You can point out stupidity and callousness, but it’s not worth worrying about things you can’t change like people on the internet who reveal themselves to be @$$h&^les at heart. (Yes, I’m referring to you.)
 December 31, 2015 at 9:34pm
What’s your point?
Propaganda, when believed, is extremely powerful. Properly created it’s very tempting for lots of people of all ages. The promise of acceptance is a very strong lure for most people. Street gangs function in EXACTLY this way and get people her age all the time. They prey on inexperience and ignorance.
What she did was foolhardy but she got herself into a situation from which escape was very nearly impossible, the same as the child in my cho-mo analogy, so by the time she realized the error of her ways she was unable to do anything to fix the problem.
At least she died trying to escape. More than would occur with most keyboard commandos.
I’m not suggesting sympathy for the Devil, merely his victims, of which she is surely one. (Don’t sue me Jagger!)
December 31, 2015 at 8:22pm
Add into that the fact that many of the pits that harm someone are owned by people who got them specifically to train them to be as aggressive as they can be.
I’ve never met a thug who didn’t think pits were awesome. I’ve also never met one who didn’t go out of his way to make his pits as mean as possible.
 December 31, 2015 at 8:19pm
Rarely do I disagree with you Cav, but here I do.
The reality here is that it IS the owner because the owner is not taking into account the type of dog that they have. Or, on the worse side of things, they ARE taking it into account and going out of their way to make the dog as aggressive as they can.
It’s really that simple.
I’ve met a lot of Pits in my life. Mostly very friendly dogs. The ones that were dangerous belonged exclusively to drug dealers, thugs and gang bangers or people who had no business owning a dog of any kind.
I look at this in the following way: Large snakes are quite dangerous (I’m talking constrictors big enough to eat you). While a 20+ foot Reticulated Python and a 6′ Corn Snake are both snakes you treat them VERY differently. The Corn is a decent pet for kids, the Python is the ultimate “advanced users only” snake.
Dogs are the same way. You have to take the breed into account when you get the dog. If you don’t have the circumstances or the experience for certain breeds then you shouldn’t get them.
The “hold and shake” thing has NOTHING to do with this because if you were a responsible owner the only things it would be holding and shaking would be toys.
Further, other dogs display this type of bite and are not considered dangerous. Plotts do it all the time. Show me where Plott Hounds are considered dangerous? (The guy who broke into my place a few years back will tell you they’re dangerous, he lost a leg below the knee to my older one.)
[-8] December 31, 2015 at 6:30pm
Clearly children are worth more than dogs or birds, but that doesn’t mean it’s acceptable to mistreat animals either.
Whoever wrote #9 can sod off IMHO. That’s a bunch of self serving pseudo-intellectual BS masquerading as insight into Scripture.
What sort of jack@ss tells me that because I don’t believe in God I must believe X,Y and Z about animals and abortion? The kind that needs to have his rear introduced to a steel toe boot, that’s what kind.
If whoever wrote that told me to my face that since I don’t believe in his God I must support abortion and think animals have more rights than babies… well the next thing out of their mouth would be their teeth.
You can tell a lot more about person from how they treat a stray dog when they don’t know anyone is watching than you can from what Church they attend or what scriptures they quote.
You can also tell a lot about someone from the preachy nonsense they put on the internet telling other people what they must be thinking.
I’ll take my dogs over that jackwagon any day of the week.
 December 31, 2015 at 5:17pm
You won’t have sympathy for her? That’s a bit stiff isn’t it?
To me that’s a bit like saying you won’t have sympathy for the kid lured into a pedo’s van by promises of candy… both were taken advantage of and neither deserved to be raped and murdered for doing something stupid.
December 31, 2015 at 2:45pm
Except that what you describe is exactly how you learn to snowboard…
December 31, 2015 at 2:44pm
That depends on the kids and the street.
My friends and I played in the street all the time. Where else were we gonna play street hockey?
December 31, 2015 at 2:42pm
You can learn to ride one there ol’ feller. Just takes a bit more time than it will for kids!
December 31, 2015 at 2:38pm
This is Franklin County, just South of Columbus is where he got pulled over. Unless he’s a repeat offender, he might get 6 months in jail and a suspended license for a couple but that’s probably about it and that’s without “going through a lot”.
With a good lawyer he might even stay out of jail.
December 31, 2015 at 2:34pm
I thought the same thing, but he was basically live posting this stuff and they caught him while he was still driving.
If he doesn’t refuse the tests in Ohio, he’s a moron. Sure, he’ll lose his license for a year for refusal,but it’s better than the penalty for a conviction and they pretty much NEED that evidence for a conviction in Ohio.
 December 30, 2015 at 10:32pm
It’s Texas. A lot of people there seem to think they’ve somehow invented OC.
Let them have their fantasy.
 December 30, 2015 at 10:31pm
No offense, but I love how Texans are all “YEAH! TEXAS OPEN CARRY!” as if loads of other states didn’t have it before Texas.
I’ve lived in five states, none of them Texas and ALL had legal OC.
If anything Texas is WAY behind the times on this issue.
December 30, 2015 at 4:33am
That really does vary from prof to prof. I had ones that would take you down to a D- for disagreeing with liberal dogma. Others that loved it and others that were totally agnostic about it.
December 30, 2015 at 4:08am
It really depends on the college/university.
I went to a pretty small, very nice university that was Lutheran affiliated. We had 0 problems with free speech on campus. No speech codes or zones or anything.
The public schools in the state had a lot more restrictions.
I suspect the issue is three-fold.
1) Small private schools don’t get screwed with by lawyers sending threatening letters about “discrimination” unless the discrimination is real.
2) The institutions, being private, are not as susceptible to PC or the winds of public opinion in general.
3) Private universities don’t need as many people to work for them as say a U of M or OSU or UC school but they still have a ton of money so they hire a higher caliber of prof or admin.
 December 30, 2015 at 12:44am
It’s still not a real hoverboard, it only works over conductive surfaces.
Absolutely. And I think that is the main thing I am taking away from this article. Someone elsewhere called it a Segway without a stick.
 December 30, 2015 at 12:32am
I dunno, in the spirit of fairness I guess I’m kinda torn about going after Obama on this. On the one hand the Presidency is the hardest job in the world and it seems like a jerk move to begrudge the guy a vacation.
On the other hand, lavish vacations that incur enormous unnecessary costs to the taxpayer don’t seem very public servantesque, especially when you consider this guy’s record.
I mean, I’d happily shell out quite a bit from my own pocket if the guy had ISIS on the ropes, the economy booming, unemployment/underemployment under control, the boarder at least on it’s way to being secure and didn’t seem more and more like he hates the country. In short, if he’s competent at bettering the nation, then by all means, take a lavish vacation.
Being President would be very hard for someone who cared and worked seriously at it. I think he takes the Presidency lightly and spends more time and works a lot harder at playing and campaigning than Presidential matters.
A vacation? What are you talking about. This guy goes on vacation every other month. I have had 2 vacation days in the last year and a half. But I am glad to pay taxes so this clown can play golf in Hawaii, Martha's Vineyard, Palm Springs and the hefer of a wife and kids can ski in Aspen. How many vacations did this bastard take a year before the taxpayers were footing the bill. I dare say a far cry from every other month for a couple of weeks each.
Imagine how easily he could stay within the debt ceiling if he vacationed less often and at less LUXURY. Or left the family and dog home Ha ha!
This is exactly how a poor person who feels entitled acts when he suddenly gets a lot of money. Quick, SPEND. SPEND, SPEND!!!
This bozo is on an endless vacation...he only works hard at hardly working. It appears to be the only thing he does best.