(B. Kaye) – In a recent hearing of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, the room was in an uproar like a 3-ring circus run amok! Imagine bloody fisticuffs between the tree-hugging thugs — the Animal Rightists (AR) —and the other side — the regular citizens of Nevada— and throw in groups composed of law enforcement types like Washoe County Sheriff’s Department or Nevada Farm Bureau. You know, the S-A-N-E people in that hearing room?
Instead of a civilized discussion of the proposed bill, SB223, there was a mighty uproar by the AR Thugs, who we call Cooney’s Loonies, who were crying and howling about an unfortunate dog abuse incident in Washoe County involving an insane man and a dog released to him by the SPCA in Reno. It was unfortunate all the way around, no matter how you look at it, but really folks, do you have to act like a bunch of lunatics at our state capital? This is not Wisconsin!
Yes, it is unfortunate these kinds of situations happen occasionally in Nevada, but they do. So does child abuse, and spousal abuse, and other human abuse. Do legislators need to pass a law in the Nevada Revised Statutes making dog abuse a felony? Probably not. This incident could have been handled locally by the judicial and public safety entities of Washoe County. Kinda like States Rights and States Sovereignty?
But no, these leftist bullying tree-huggers are on a mission to control the world, control Nevada. And they are led by zealous and self-aggrandizing Animal Services Officer Denning, a gal on a mission, who declares herself ‘just a citizen,’ while she preens from her bully pulpit. Is this the new kind of public servant we now have in this state? (We’ll save that discussion for another time.)
Do we really need more and more layers of regulation and more and more burdens placed upon law enforcement officers? They have their hands full already with more crime, staff shortages, and budgets that don’t stretch far enough these days.
Now, if this bill, SB223 is passed, every blinking human being that looks at a dog crooked and is reported by their neighbor will be subject to the scrutiny of law enforcement and the courts. How much time and effort, not to mention tax dollars, are going to be flushed down the toilet following these complaints? Don’t our cops have enough to do with human crimes?
And Senator Manendo, ah, let me make a correction, that would be his Majesty “Mark” to all you Loonies out there, sat atop his throne at the Natural Resources Hearing on Wednesday, like a mad Caligula watching the lions eat the Christians in the Coliseum, waving his cellphone and trumpeting madly, “My beagle has texted me; he supports this bill!”
Citizens of Nevada, what is wrong with this picture? Will someone tip off Horsford and Oceguera that their boy, Mark, has gone mad? Maybe he’s spent too much time tied out in that hot Las Vegas sun? Just who is running this Senate Natural Resources Committee? Um, no that would be…who’s running the asylum? I’d bet it’s the Loonie-tics!
(B. Kaye writes Boot Truth and lives in Carson City, Nevada.)