If one was to do anything other than leave it alone, IMO it would be to sedate the fine fellow and transport him up to the Berkshires or such. ... I hope he/she doesn't get hit by a car like that mountain lion that was hit on the Merritt Pkwy a year or so ago.
..... I'm just wondering when we're going to get our first moose sighting round here. View Comment
California is literally dying for water while the media here conveys dread and dismay at the thought of rain or thunder storms. ... Maybe we could use about six months of drought here to put things in perspective? View Comment
I think you meant 'lunged' at him, .... not "lounged" at him. ... The latter would have probably been fairly pleasant I expect. ....
... Cats certainly do hate having water sprayed in their face, don't they. A handy little weapon indeed. ... when needed. View Comment
Actually, they should give him a job in DC or the White House. He would feel right at home with all those politicians (right or left), and government regulatory agencies etc. They all serve the corporatocracy, ... not the people. View Comment
It's well known that big industry high jacked the regulatory agencies such as the FDA and EPA a long time ago. Unfortunately too many politicians and citizens are still uninformed enough to trust what these agencies declare about the safety of specific industry products? View Comment
Marcia - I think you miss the theme of what is taking place in journalism, politics, the economy etc. ... I give you a recent article from a former editor of The Wall St Jrnl and ranked in 1993 by Forbes as one of the top seven journalists in the US. He was also Assistant Secty to the Treasury under Reagan etc, etc. ... The article (copy & paste link below).
Well it sure as hell musta been something like a brain tumor, .. er, .. or ahhh... maybe early onset alzheimers. .... Cuz we all know that anyone who appears as respectable, successful and 'fine upstanding citizen' like as this msm icon was, ... would never blatantly lie like that! .... Never!
Regarding "enforcement", ....the way it's going to end up being addressed is via all the surveillance cameras that are being set in place everywhere. ... Cameras will see you driving while holding a phone and you will receive a debit on your credit or bank account. The same will happen with the likes of speeding or running a red light etc. .... It's a 'Brave New World'. View Comment
LIsa - It's pretty easy to tell the difference between someone "chatting" or socializing on their phone and someone dealing with 'official' business related to their job. Body language says a lot. .... The fact is, it is well known that police officers take liberties with the law in various ways all the time. They know they can get away with it, so they do. ... Not all of them of course, but many do.
..... Additionally, it would seem that just as cars being sold today are often equipped to provide cell phone communication by simple voice command to the system that is built into the cars dashboard, if patrol officers need to use their cell phone for police business, police cars should be equipped to provide that function also. It makes little sense for the job to force them to put themselves and other drivers at risk because of the policeman having to break an important safety law and have to use a handheld cell phone. View Comment
This seems funny to me when I recall the numerous times I have witnessed a patrol car policeman cruising around chatting on their hand held cell phone. Laws like this are like the traffic law against running red lights. Running red lights has become such a common practice today (also done by police), that it's become the norm. No-one (nor the police), cares anymore. View Comment