According to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune an Osprey woman, Shelley Bezanson,
aged 28, has been charged with strangling her 7 year old pit bull, Diamond, to death with it’s leash.
I am not a fan of pit bulls, though this is not THEIR fault my feelings about them are really about the morons who think that it is a sign of their manhood to have a vicious dog.. like a pit bull… It seem that the woman in question had been threatened with eviction if she did not get rid of Diamond, her pit bull.
She then went to her vet in order to have him put to sleep.. The Vet, obviously some kind of crazed animal lover, refused citing the fact that Diamond was healthy. The Vet then refered her to a number of animal rescue groups that would give him a home. She refused. She would later turn up the music at home and strangle Diamond with the dog’s leash.. A necropsy revealed the dog likely suffered a prolonged and painful death.
While I have not seen anything about her having children I can only worry about the future of any children that she might ever have.
There are many people out there who would be delighted to have been able to give Diamond a home.. Many people who have pets will treat them like children and some will even spend large amounts of money for their medical care. This woman took an animal that, if it was like almost any pet, loved her unconditionally, and murdered it in a heinous and cruel fashion just because she did not want anyone else to have him, or her.
Yes, to me, she is a perfect candidate for neutering/spaying or, at the least, she should be permanently barred from having either pets, or children..
I remember the old voting booths where there were a series of lever that you flipped over to denote who you wanted to vote for.. I also remember that there was, in the general election, a lever that you could use to vote for a strict party vote..
A candidates party affiliation is good for getting an idea of what the candidates views are. If you agree with that candidate you should vote for them. I just happen to believe that when you vote, your vote should be for the person you believe will be the best fit for that job.
So, what am I trying to say here? Let me put it to you this way.
For the last several years it seem that the American budget talks are getting held hostage by party interest. At one point they formed a 12 person committee that met with the President to decide what to do… The committee came up with a number of suggestion and put a bill together that, with the agreement of President Obama, sailed through the House and died in the Senate when Harry Reid refused to bring it up for a vote… He said the Republicans were to blame for him not even bringing it up for consideration, even though a Democrat President Obama had helped in its formation.
There are times like this when you can see that our politicians, who are supposed to Represent our interest, care less about the people than they do their party..
A couple of years ago, during the Florida Governor debates, Bill McCollum pretty much called Rick Scott a crook. Then, once Scott had won the primary McCollum, cam out and endorsed him…. Did McCollum not believe Scott was a crook, or was he more interested in putting PARTY FIRST.
When the politicians are more interested in their parties agenda we have to remember that WE, the American People, are the ones that get screwed….. If these people were more interested in doing what was right for the country, and not just their party, we would have a budget done EVERY year.
What WE need to do is get leaders into office and NOT PARTY FLUNKIES.
We are a Democracy because we elect our own crooks. We are a Republic because we elect people who are supposed to represent OUR interest… What we have been doing for a number of years seem to be putting the Party Flunkies into power.
We had a governor who was not afraid to side with the Democrats when he thought they were right. The Republicans said he was not Republican enough, as he did not vote along strict party lines, and so he became an independent, and then a Democrat. By some accounts Charlie Crist was an even more popular Governor than Jeb Bush. As a Presently Registered Republican I would vote for Charlie Crist if he runs again.
What we need to do is find and nurture the kind of people who are willing to put the interest of the American people over the interest of their Party, and get rid of the PARTY FLUNKIES who have not been doing a good job of representing US.
Sure, I pick on the Left.. I will go so far as to say that I am not happy with either the left or the right, and wish that their politics did not just seem to be a smokescreen to hide the fact they are screwing all of us..
Now for the subject of the day.. Obamascare… and the “it is not a penalty, it is a TAX” joke..
The Supreme Court held that the Commerce Clause of the constitution did not allow the government to force people to join health care programs. Then they went and said that the Government could tax you (a penalty?) for not joining something they had no authority to force you to join….
Think of it this way.. The next time a state, or even the federal, government announces another execution don’t think of it as a “death penalty” think of it as the new “Death Tax”.
The most taxing thing I see about this is their logic… Then again they are lawyers and therefor not really normal..
This is indeed an interesting story… You really must reading it so that you can understand the really egregious actions of the State Trooper..
The story pretty much speaks for itself but I will just make a couple of comments about it..
The first comment is that when I was going through the Air Force Security Police Tech. School in 1974 they told us that when we are responding to any kind of emergency that “It does not matter how fast you DON’T GET THERE”. In this Troopers case he KILLED someone and still did not reach the scene of the crime, which was a call about somebody throwing rocks off an overpass… Yes, someone can get killed when a rock goes through their windshield but, a collision at 102MPH is more likely to kill than the rock…
The other thing is about “Professional Courtesy”.. In 1975, after Tech. School and Basic, to 1977 I was stationed at Tyndall AFB in North Florida.. I-98 pass through the base and we had what was called Concurrent Jurisdiction with the Civilian cops. That was because even though 98 passed through the base it was in fact a public road and so the Civilian cops also patrolled it. At any time of day, or night, you could find Bay County Sheriffs, Florida Highway Patrol, or even, back then, Florida Marine Patrol vehicles.
One night we stopped to check on a Bay County Deputy, we often got bored and stopped to chat. He had been using a radar speed gun to ticket speeders. When we stopped to see how he was doing he said that he was going to give it up for the night, and complained that of the 12 speeding stops he had conducted that night 8 of them had pulled out badges and requested “Professional Courtesy”.
This is not a new thing.. It is something that has been going on for years but, this guy was able to KILL one of the people he was supposed to protect(?). He was going to a call, sure, at 102 MPH with not lights or siren?
After the bombing of the Boston Marathon I became aware of the Westboro Baptist
Church, in Topeka Kansas, which is not, as far as I have read, connected to any real church, Baptist or otherwise.
The church was started in, or around, 1955, and probably began spewing it’s hate and ignorance soon after. The group seems to be under the spittle drenched command of a Fred Phelps who’s message of “GOD hates FAGS” shows a really poor Christian message and a certain amount of “poor white trash” intellect. You can see them at their website www.godhatesfags.com. It is kind of like going to the ZOO and watching the animals sniff each others buts. So who are they, and what is their message?
Who they are seems to be the family of this Fred Phelps and may only be about 50 people strange. In that way they are insignificant. Their message of hate is where they become important. Yes they have a right to free speech, and yes their speech says a lot about them.. Lets look at some of it.. “GOD hates FAGS”. On the face of it you might think that is just a statement of fact….
So lets look at the words… Take GOD… You might assume that they are talking about a specific GOD, as in “The One True God” but, since different religions have different Gods you might wonder of they are talking about Set, Zeus, or Jehovah. I am not sure at this point… because what do they mean by “hates”? Is this “hates” as in they displease him, or upsets him, or are they talking about a real hate here where he wants to rub therm out of existence? To me it seems they are making “judgements” of their own. Are they not worried that their God might get upset that they are taking one of his rights, as in “judge not lest ye be judged”? It is obvious that they are NOT talking about a Loving God who allows “free will” in order to let humans decide which direction they will follow and wants people to do what is RIGHT. Personally I would not see myself lining up behind their god.
Then, of course, they use the term “FAG”… Which is a provocation, as in “provocative speech and gesture”, which would tend to indicate a limited vocabulary.. I might not be one of the sharpest tools in the toolbox but, at least I can use words, other than slang, to get my message across. For example, I might have said “JAHOVAH DISAPPROVES OF HOMOSEXUALS“… In reality I would only go as far as to say that he does not approve of Homosexuals, Gays or Same Sex for you people over there on the left.
My belief, and what I have been taught, is that a persons religious values and beliefs are personal. While it is perfectly with in each persons rights, both religious and civil, to act as Witnesses for their beliefs it is beyond their rights, Christian wise, to make hatred laden judgements against people who do not share their beliefs. If you do not like Gays it is within your rights to not associate with them, it is NOT within your rights to usurp the judgement of Jehovah, that is his right to make these Judgements.
Now, lets get to their message about Thank God for” the bombs, or the shooters, or whatever… If any God were to do what the Westboro Baptist Church had said and used indiscriminate mass murder to get his message across this would not be a God of love but, one of HATE and so not worth worshiping…. These people believe that God, whichever one they mean, is using these people, bombers or shooters, to punish the United States because a portion of out population wants to let Homosexuals/Gays/Same Sex marry. This is stupid. Not everyone agrees that the Institution of Marriage includes two people of the same sex. It has been said that our “Freedom of Religion” can also be construed as our “Freedom From Religion” and that the Untied States has separation of church and state so that we will not have the kind of religious law that the first settlers came over here to get away from. Our law are supposed to be about what is good for Society and NOT about the Church… Do some of our law fit under both categories? Yes. If the founding fathers had wanted to make Religious law they might have codified the “10 Commandments” rather than the “Bill of Rights”.
If Jehovah had wanted use these killers to make a clear statement about HIS hatred wouldn’t he have used them at a “Gay Pride Day” event? Why would he attack athletes?
Wouldn’t the death of our soldiers overseas more likely say that Muslims are evil rather than that the country that uses the motto “In God We Trust” is evil?
My point is simple… The God that the Westboro Babtist Church glorifies is a god of hate, and not one of Love. For those of you who do not believe in any gods, it is simple, they are just a bunch of lunatics, for those who do believe in a GOD you can make up your own mind about these people..
I can’t really imagine a world, such as ours, that came into existence by just chance, so I would prefer to believe in one who either Loves us, or doesn’t care but, I would NOT like to believe in one who preaches HATE… so I believe that these people, who seem to indicate that indiscriminate murder is an act of god are crazy and that brings me to the main thrust of my article…… Even crazy people of “Freedom of Speech”.