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Tue Feb 7, 2012, 05:41 PM

Police Stop "Dogs Against Romney" Protester for Having Dog Crate on Car Roof



From Dogs Against Romney Blog,


This image says it all. A Dogs Against Romney Pack Member was stopped by the Littleton, Colorado police yesterday for having a dog crate on the roof of his car. The Pack Member , identified only as "Oredigger," was on his way to protest at a Mitt Romney event yesterday with the crate atop his car carrying a stuffed toy dog when the police officer, believing he was actually transporting a live dog on the roof of his car, stopped him. Says Oredigger, "I was pulled over for suspected animal abuse."

http://www.dogsagainstromney.com/2012/02/breaking-police-stop-dogs-against.html


At least this officer cared enough about the dog to stop him!

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Reply Police Stop "Dogs Against Romney" Protester for Having Dog Crate on Car Roof (Original post)
shireen Feb 2012 OP
eShirl Feb 2012 #1
obamanut2012 Feb 2012 #30
Cleita Feb 2012 #2
rhett o rick Feb 2012 #3
liberal N proud Feb 2012 #4
TheMadMonk Feb 2012 #13
cyglet Feb 2012 #14
TheMadMonk Feb 2012 #22
Gidney N Cloyd Feb 2012 #36
Fawke Em Feb 2012 #37
rhett o rick Feb 2012 #15
TheMadMonk Feb 2012 #16
rhett o rick Feb 2012 #20
PDittie Feb 2012 #26
TheMadMonk Feb 2012 #28
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2012 #32
karynnj Feb 2012 #39
A Simple Game Feb 2012 #41
LanternWaste Feb 2012 #42
Honest_Abe Feb 2012 #43
TygrBright Feb 2012 #44
Wait Wut Feb 2012 #5
Blue Owl Feb 2012 #6
hayrow1 Feb 2012 #8
Wait Wut Feb 2012 #9
shireen Feb 2012 #12
TheWraith Feb 2012 #19
Hassin Bin Sober Feb 2012 #33
TheWraith Feb 2012 #40
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2012 #34
csziggy Feb 2012 #17
11 Bravo Feb 2012 #7
cyglet Feb 2012 #10
Glimmer of Hope Feb 2012 #11
yellowcanine Feb 2012 #18
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2012 #21
Vanje Feb 2012 #23
sellitman Feb 2012 #24
jsmirman Feb 2012 #25
grantcart Feb 2012 #27
obamanut2012 Feb 2012 #29
alterfurz Feb 2012 #31
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Hassin Bin Sober Feb 2012 #35
Hassin Bin Sober Feb 2012 #38

Response to shireen (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 05:43 PM

1. good for the officer!

For all he knew he was saving a real animal.

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Response to eShirl (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 09:35 AM

30. Exactly!!!

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Response to shireen (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 05:43 PM

2. That's funny. I guess he should have kept the stuffed dog in the car until he got to the protest. n.

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Response to shireen (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 05:44 PM

3. Sure, pull someone over with a stuffed dog, and let Mittens drive a thousand

 

miles with a real dog. Or however far it was.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 05:49 PM

4. Maybe this officer would have

We hope so, anyways.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 08:14 PM

13. Why, oh why do people insist on applying current standards to events...

 

...that are decades old?

Yes, it wasn't a good thing, but at the time it happened, the vast majority of people would not have batted an eye at the sight of a dog carrier on the roof of a car. AND a goodly number would have thought the trail of dogshit on the Duco a real hoot. AT THE TIME IT HAPPENED.

We condenm any number of 3rd world/developing countries for practices which we are only a few generations (or less) away from ourselves: Child labour and marriage, women and children as property, legally sanctioned rape, animal cruelty, SLAVERY.

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 08:18 PM

14. I don't even know where to begin

they were pets then, and pets now. That's all I'm able to say with any restraint.

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Response to cyglet (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 10:26 PM

22. NO! They were pets/property then. NOW they are charges, companions,...

 

...members of the family. Back in the day, only sad, laughable old spinsters coddled their pets the way most us treat them today. Attitudes change with time, and that was exactly the point I was making.

What you're doing is indulging in historical revisionism.

I grew up alongside people who now swear black and blue that they never said/did the things they said/did, because it is no longer generally acceptable: to say (or agree that), "The bitch deserved it"; to comment on the fuckability of passing schoolgirls; to wring the necks of/drown an unwanted litter of kittens or puppies; to attend cock/dog fights; to go looking for poofters (or ethnics) to bash.

I'm not saying these past behaviours were good or acceptable. What I'm saying is it's wrong to behave/react as if 20, 30, fifty year old events occured 5 minutes ago.

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #22)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:55 AM

36. Back in what 'day'? Dogs were pets and well taken care of when I was a kid 50 years ago.

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #22)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:55 AM

37. What day was that?

I'm 42 and I could have never imagined my parents putting a carrier with a pet in it on top of our station wagon.

Sounds like you grew up with a bunch of assholes, btw.

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 08:37 PM

15. Even though my post was intended to be tongue in cheek, I dont agree that Mittens

 

behavior was acceptable AT THE TIME IT HAPPENED.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 08:40 PM

16. Not suggesting it was acceptable. Just that it was probably unremarkable. /nt

 

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 08:47 PM

20. You may have a point. nm

 

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 05:17 AM

26. You must own a lot of Apple devices

huh? White man's burden.

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Response to PDittie (Reply #26)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 09:31 AM

28. Does an Apple ][ clone under the bench in the shed count?

 

White mans burden? Not particularly. Just some self honesty, which in my experience is sadly lacking in most people.

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:43 AM

32. Quite so!

Now let me say that just because I totally get what you're saying, does not mean I condone rMoney's despicable action decades ago!!! (this disclaimer for other posters who may jump off the conclusion cliff and miss the point)

The reason no cops pulled rMoney over back then was because the awareness was not forefront at that time. Perhaps a particular individual cop, who loved animals and was a bodhisathva (i.e. good samaritan, in the christian tradition) would have acted. Thanks to the attention focused on RichyRich's cruelty, and his casual attitude about it, the awareness has spread worldwide, and now, people will be more inclined to ACT.

Understanding that it was a different time back then does not in any way equate to approval! Attitudes evolve over time (and devolve...and evolve again. That's the nature of life through eternities)

We condemn and are horrified by the tortures of the middle ages but when we say that we understand it was a different age and a whole different world back then, that doesn't mean we approve of the practices. It means we realize and appreciate the evolution of ethical thinking.

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:57 AM

39. I NEVER saw a dog on the roof of a car

We traveled by car at least once a year form NJ to Northern VT for 20 plus years - in addition to other trips. I seriously would have called the police had I seen that - and on highways, they would be able to stop the person as there are long stretches where drivers have no choice of what to do. It would either have been to call - or listen to three kids argue passionately for us to do so.

I'm 61 and that would have been unacceptable to anyone I knew. Consider that he had luggage for 7 IN THE CAR and the dog ON THE ROOF. That is weird and cruel.

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 03:03 PM

41. Time changes many things, and in most cases that is a good thing.

But you are right about 20 or 30 years ago, even if someone didn't agree with carrying a dog on the roof, they most likely wouldn't have said anything.

I remember 35 or 40 years ago in the rural area where I live there were 4 or 5 older people that drove drunk all over the place, mostly on back roads. When you met them you knew they were drunk and the cops even knew they were drunk but as long as they drove slow and stayed mostly on the back roads and out of trouble if the cops did stop them it was just to visit with them. That attitude does not prevail now either.

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 03:54 PM

42. And a part of me thinks you may actually believe that to be true...

"the vast majority of people would not have batted an eye at the sight of a dog carrier on the roof of a car...."
And a part of me thinks you may actually believe that to be true...

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 03:57 PM

43. The problem ISN'T...

that he didn't see that it was wrong then. It is that he does not see see that he was wrong NOW.
You may be right that we should not apply current morality to long past behavior. But he is STILL defending that behavior as OK, rather than even saying "I just didn't know any better," Which means he has not learned from his mistakes.

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Response to shireen (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 05:57 PM

5. Give that cop an extra donut!

Honestly, most of the cops I've known are serious animal lovers. Probably because their faith in humanity is destroyed. The driver was lucky he didn't get tased.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 06:01 PM

6. Good Cop, Two Donuts!

This is an awesome way to raise awareness that Romney is/was an ANIMAL ABUSER.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 06:10 PM

8. Agreed

 

I think the policeman that stopped traffic on two lanes of a four lane freeway one morning on my way from work to let a turtle cross the road safely, probably would have been better off just grabbing the thing and moving it himself, though.

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Response to hayrow1 (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 06:25 PM

9. LOL!!

Cops in the Chicago area would block traffic for Canadian geese and ducks to cross the road with their babies!

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Response to hayrow1 (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 07:44 PM

12. unless it was a mean ol' snapping turtle.

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Response to shireen (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 08:43 PM

19. In that case, you pull the jumper cables out of your trunk.

Drag them in front of the snapper, and it should bite on the plastic handle, letting you pull it across the road safely. I had to do that once to get a snapper out of the road.

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Response to TheWraith (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:49 AM

33. How do you get him to release the cables. Pretty please?

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #33)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 01:16 PM

40. When I did it, it let go on his own after a few seconds.

By that time I had managed to tow it to the far shoulder of the road, where it could continue on its way.

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Response to TheWraith (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:50 AM

34. clever!

Never thought of that!

I've saved turtles and other animals crossing the road many times....once was a big snapper. I couldn't think what to do, then threw my jacket over him and pushed from behind with my snow/ice scraper that lives in the trunk during the summer.

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Response to hayrow1 (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 08:42 PM

17. Maybe he knows the possible consequences of picking up a turtle!

I've done it before but a few times the turtle uses an effective method intended to deter predators - it pisses all over whatever has grabbed it. Not pleasant and turtle pee has a nasty musky odor.

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Response to shireen (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 06:02 PM

7. I've got a buddy who used to be a K-9 officer. He would have taken a bullet for his partner.

Last edited Tue Feb 7, 2012, 08:49 PM - Edit history (1)

Trust me, he is no fan of Mittens.

on edit: typo

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Response to shireen (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 06:54 PM

10. K&R

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Response to shireen (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 06:57 PM

11. Confirmation that Mittens is an animal abuser!

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Response to shireen (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 08:42 PM

18. He should have put a stuffed Mitt in the crate.

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Response to shireen (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 09:02 PM

21. hee

 

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Response to shireen (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 10:43 PM

23. I would K&R this post all night long! nt

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Response to shireen (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 12:09 AM

24. Would Mitt even get the Michael Vick vote today?

lol

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Response to shireen (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 02:09 AM

25. I'd love the chance to send that officer a personal thank you

sincerely.

Whoever he is (it looks like a he from what I can make out), I'd like to thank him for caring enough to make the stop.

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Response to shireen (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 05:24 AM

27. Kicked for Seamus

very funny link btw

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Response to shireen (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 09:33 AM

29. The irony of this is delicious

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Response to shireen (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:25 AM

31. to repair his image, Mitt's renaming his dog "Checkers" and taking him on the campaign trail...

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Response to alterfurz (Reply #31)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:50 AM

35. .

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Response to shireen (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:56 AM

38. Maybe I don't trust cops but anyone else wonder if the pull-over MIGHT be politically motivated?

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