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The dumbest thing I’ve heard since the last dumbest thing I’ve heard:

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.

Yes. DC will capture potentially disease ridden rats and release them instead of offing them.

18 Responses to “What government does”

  1. mikee Says:

    My brother in law is a fairly high level bureaucrat in the Forest Service out west. He sees a lot of “SSS” in his line of work. Shoot, shovel, shut up.

    Of course, for dead rats, quietly putting their bloated corpses in the non-recyclable bin would work as well.

  2. HL Says:

    Doesn’t it make sense for D.C. to look out for its own?

  3. JKB Says:

    You know it’s been forever and still we’re looking for the next best thing to sliced bread. But the dumb just keeps getting better and better every day.

  4. Chas Says:

    Markie Marxist sez: “Wait till people get a load of our ‘Canines With Disabilities Act’. Rabid dogs have rights too, you know! Or at least they will once we legislate those rights into law. Ha! Ha! We Marxists can flip capitalist America upside down any time we want to, can’t we? All your mad dog are belong to us! Ha! Ha!”

  5. Nomen Nescio Says:

    in honesty, i can’t stand glue traps myself. snap traps are much more convenient.

    way i see it, if i wanted a live rat in captivity i’d go down to pets-r-us and buy one — it’s not like they’re in short supply after all. the ones making pests of themselves, i want dead. glue traps don’t kill ’em dead enough.

    …reading down in the article, i think i see the culprit: “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 […]” remember, folks, HSUS are the lobbying scumsuckers that have nothing to do with animal shelters. the local humane societies that DO run shelters tend to be affiliated with the American Humane Association, not HSUS.

  6. robert yonkers Says:

    damn!!! sounds like cali

  7. BobG Says:

    It’s just politicians protecting their families…

  8. Jeff Says:

    DC City Council is following the Bell, CA template. One just got indicted from stealing from a youth fund, a few others are in line to take a fall as well. The Mayor included. I really hope that Congress brings back the Financial Contol Board; the DIstrict of Columbia isn’t capable of balancing their budget. And by not balancing their budget, I mean letting the roads and city services fall apart while their promote ridiculous social agendas( iPads for the kids!).

    This is the same group that had the Fire Department service in an unarmed police patrol capacity in high crime areas over the summer.

  9. Bubblehead Les Says:

    Well, since the White House won’t build a Fence on the Border, can we take the unused Funds and build it on the Capital Beltway instead?

  10. chris Says:

    Does this rat protection rule apply to Congress members and bureaucrats?

    It’s ironic that D.C. passes laws to protect rats and other laws to render its citizens defenseless.

  11. DirtCrashr Says:

    That is brain-stink bad!

  12. Bill Says:

    Will the congress critters have to increase their security details to prevent being relocated?

  13. kevino Says:

    Yes, politicians are moving to protect rats and vermin to protect themselves and their families.

  14. comatus Says:

    “the next best thing to sliced bread”

    The inventor of sliced bread lost his backside. It took a whole generation for ice in drinks to catch on. And the guy who built that better mousetrap? Hiram Maxim. Youse can look it up.

    This furor has been debunked. It only applies, you see, to certain rats. So it’s like Obamacare, or stimulus.

  15. tanksoldier Says:

    Trap ’em live then FedEx them to City Hall…

  16. Secret Squirrel Says:

    I’m more baffled by the licensing, reporting, and record-keeping requirements. Yes, let’s create *more* bureaucracy to deal with the paperwork and other assorted nonsense we’ve created…all so people can *not* kill rats.

  17. T-Bone Says:

    I am all for this “rat” law…congrats to DC for their courage. I am more than willing in seeing the Obama Administration relocated back to Chicago

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