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Archive for 15 January 2012
A source close to the Huntsman campaign said the former ambassador to China and Utah Governor was “proud of the race that he ran” but “did not want to stand in the way” of rival Mitt Romney, the current front-runner for the Republican nomination.
Huntsman plans to endorse Romney at an 11 a.m. press conference Monday in Myrtle Beach, SC.
I’m sorry, but Huntsman’s endorsement really isn’t going to do a whole lot for Romney. Romney will still be the guy that the vast majority of those who vote ‘R’ DON’T want.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says he is worried that a new District of Columbia law that governs how pest control operators must handle rats may result in entire rodent “families” being relocated across the Potomac River into Virginia by D.C. pest control personnel.
Relocating? Rats? Those nasty rodents that carry disease, etc? Whose bright idea is this?
Lately, there have been reports of growing rat infestations around the Occupy DC protests at Freedom Plaza and McPherson Square.
Not surprising since the OWS crowd is just down right nasty.
Cuccinelli said D.C.’s new rat law–the Wildlife Protection Act of 2010 (Wildlife Protection Act of 2010.pdf) –is “crazier than fiction” because it requires that rats and other vermin not be killed but captured, preferably in families; no glue or snap traps can be utilized; the rodents must be relocated from where they are captured; and some of these animals may need to be transferred to a “wildlife rehabilitator” as part of their relocation process.
Ok, who is the moron who thinks RATS can be ‘rehabilitated’? LMBO Seriously, how stupid are those people in D.C.? Rats are NOT an endangered species, and even if they were, they are still vermin! Think Black Death (fleas on the rats)! Evidently, they are extremely stupid!
“This is one of those real-life-is-crazier-than-fiction laws D.C. has passed,” Cuccinelli told CNSNews.com. “I found out about it because our pest control people in Virginia were very concerned …. [A]nd I’ll tell you, the order of required dealing with these rats, raccoons, and various vermin of all types is you are now only allowed to trap them alive. No more glue traps. No more crushing traps. No more snap traps. Nothing like that. Now remember, these are mice, rats, raccoons, vermin.”
“And then your options are to release them on site,” he said, adding, “Oh yeah, that makes a lot of sense.”
What is the point of trapping said rodents if you’re just going to release them where they trapped ‘em? C’mon…they can’t be serious, can they?
Or animal control can “relocate” the rats, said the attorney general, or “transfer them to a wildlife rehabilitator–I kid you not!–a wildlife rehabilitator, or last and least, you can kill them but only with things like a relatively high-tech gas chamber, other nonmembers, methods– excuse me–that are just outrageously expensive.”
When asked what a wildlife rehabilitator is, Cuccinelli said, “That’s a darn good question! But I understand, if there are any functioning in D.C., there are darn few of them. And I’m not aware that there are any.”
How do you rehabilitate a bloomin’ rat? Send it to school, so it can learn how not to be a rat, vermin, a carrier of disease? Does said rat apologize after completing its class for being a rat? Pfft! Ya kill the dadburn things! You don’t play patty cake with ‘em!
In another e-mail to CNSNews.com, Gene Harrington, with the National Pest Management Association, said D.C.’s Wildlife Protection Act “is the perfect example of lawmakers putting special interest concerns and goals above those of its citizens. It is not as if there was an issue with cats getting caught in rodent snap traps or on non-toxic snake glue boards. Rather, the law was passed in the form it was because it had to meet the pure doctrine of the Humane Society of the United States and that ideology dictates that lethal control methods should never be utilized, regardless of whether the animal in question is Willard the Rat, Carl the Copperhead, or Bambi the Deer.”
Since when is the Humane Society concerned with rats? This is total insanity! Ya snap Willard’s head in a trap, ya chop up Carl with a machete, and you shoot Bambi and have him for dinner! It’s just that simple! You do not ‘rehabilitate’ vermin! Jeeeeez! Guess which party the author of this stupidity belongs to.
12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,
14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you.
16 Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind.