|The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)|
Sunday, May 23, 2004
Last week Palo Alto police shot and killed a 108-pound mountain lion that was roaming the streets of the city. San Jose Mercury News letter writers, this is your finest hour.
The police officers were doing what was natural, namely defending their fellow humans.
And what's with the "gang bangers"? Do people who use the phrase to describe gang members know about its other meaning? Don't let Suzanne wander around the San Fernando Valley with a gun, is all I'm saying.
So as evolution progresses, people will be born with the ability to shoot tranquilizers? I should have read more than one Richard Dawkins book.
Ronald's enthusiasm for the "god of the wild" has eliminated whatever common sense he may have had. What were twelve policemen to do had the cat decided to jump off the tree and over some fence? Oh, I forgot. We must evolve to a plane of existence where all policemen have the physical abilities of Tarzan.
So Jamie, you volunteering to leave your "overdeveloped" San Jose neighborhood?
You would think that Palo Alto was some inaccessible wilderness that had never been viewed by human eyes until it was "overdeveloped." People have been living in and around Palo Alto for over a century.
How can liberals simultaneously decry homelessness, and complain about development? How the hell are people supposed to have homes if no one is allowed to build any? And why is it wrong for humans to do what comes naturally to them, which is to find and inhabit empty space?
It was, thanks to the efforts of one Samuel Colt.
The same thing?
It's like watching a six-year-old child grasp the fundamentals of addition.
Who can keep the Valley's residents safe and also protect wildlife? We need someone who will educate and work as a team: Action Item!
Maybe these same liberals will seize upon their passion for wild animals by allowing all citizens to carry tranquilizer guns...
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Of course, that would inevitably lead to the streets of Palo Alto turning into Tombstone, a rather "sleepier" version of the O.K. Corral.... :P (Paul Hepburn)
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