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Pat Berg

Twin Cities
Commenter for
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Posted on 10/29/14 at 08:53 am in response to Minnesota county attorneys not happy about GOP mailer

He "heard that a loose dog was acting aggressively in the neighborhood"?

How about witnessing it directly?

How about getting the kid in the house and then calling Animal Control? (You know - the ones that are supposed to actually take care of this sort of thing)?

If you "heard that some guy down the street was threatening to key your car" would you be equally as justified in heading down there and giving him a bloody nose?

There's a reason vigilante justice is...

Posted on 10/27/14 at 07:17 pm in response to McFadden rallies friends to complain about Franken ad

There is nothing ironic in feeling bad about the manner of these animals' deaths.

Yes, these are animals raised for slaughter. However - ostensibly at least - their planned death - when it comes - will be swift and humane. A description which most assuredly does not apply to death by burning.

We have an ethical obligation to the animals under our care to not subject them to unnecessary pain and suffering. This ethical obligation is not discharged even if these animals are...

Posted on 10/28/14 at 03:47 pm in response to McFadden rallies friends to complain about Franken ad

I don't know what you were responding to. I was responding to Brian's comment that "It always seems ironic that we feel badly about things like this, even though the animals are bred purely for slaughter."

I was not implying in any way, shape or form that the fire was set deliberately. I was simply responding to Brian's observation that he found sorrow over their demise ironic.

I do not. 'Nuff said.

Posted on 10/29/14 at 12:12 pm in response to McFadden rallies friends to complain about Franken ad

As an indictment against the owners of the pigs for the unfortunate fire was neither intended nor implied by my comment.

Posted on 10/20/14 at 12:31 pm in response to Gubernatorial debate gets personal

I could modify what you wrote above to read " Just wait until someone kills someone with a car while drunk then anyone who voted to legalize will have serious regrets". Do you apply the same metric in saying that "(Alcohol) is way too dangerous to allow" or " (Alcohol) should never be legal"?

Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying deaths caused by drunk drivers should be excused.

But alcohol and marijuana both cause impairment. Do you therefore apply the same criticism, and if...

What Dayton actually said was “I’ve been working on behalf of northeastern Minnesota for 37 years and I’ve seen the hucksters go up there and promise chopstick factories … and all those other things because they are dangling out the prospects of jobs."

Sorry - but you could just as easily read that as him calling the *copper-nickel mining companies* the potential "hucksters". Which was - in fact - exactly how I took it.

But if Johnson is so eager to claim the title for himself...

Posted on 10/16/14 at 05:38 pm in response to Pork industry should stop defending indefensible practices

But I actually agree with you on something. Sort of. I don't trust the agenda of HSUS either, although I wouldn't go quite so far as to call them terrorists. I do, however, consider them glory hounds who exist mainly to collect donations and further their agenda of self-aggrandizement.

But with that out of the way, now I have to question one of your assertions. Just exactly what is a sow in a gestation crate expected to "produce" besides babies? Something she can do without being...

Posted on 10/10/14 at 08:20 am in response to Texas prosecutors want Adrian Peterson re-arrested

Do you suppose they're going to surprise us and install birdsafe glass after all?

(Well, I can dream, can't I?)

Please tell me you're not considering the institution of a paywall!

Posted on 10/08/14 at 10:29 am in response to Bill Maher visits Northfield as part of 'flip' effort

Ask Chris Lollie - he might have some thoughts on the matter! (At least where the perceived need to resort to tazing is concerned.)