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Sat Apr 7, 2012, 06:21 PM

 

Rick Scott Approves Artificially Dyeing Of Animals

Source: Huffington Post

Florida Governor Rick Scott just approved an agricultural bill, which permits animals to be dyed neon green and dayglo pink.

But don't dip any live Easter peeps into dye just yet -- the bill legalizing such Technicolor pets doesn't go into effect until July 1.

Florida Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, snuck Amendment 303390, repealing a 45-year-old ban on artificially dying or coloring certain animals or fowl, onto HB Bill 1197, which revises certain agriculture codes in the state. Her amendment also permits chicks to be sold before they are 4 weeks old.

Florida Senate Democratic Minority Leader Nan Rich, who tried to block the amendment, said the original ban was to ensure "that we don't have a lot of adorable ducks, rabbits and chickens that are given away at Easter time and look so cute, and then 2 or 3 or 4 months later nobody wants them.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/07/rick-scott-approves-artif_n_1409749.html?ref=politics&ir=Politics



Did they legalize strapping the dog to the roof of the car too?

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Reply Rick Scott Approves Artificially Dyeing Of Animals (Original post)
LetTimmySmoke Apr 2012 OP
alp227 Apr 2012 #1
Iliyah Apr 2012 #2
Ruby the Liberal Apr 2012 #3
Po_d Mainiac Apr 2012 #12
jberryhill Apr 2012 #16
Po_d Mainiac Apr 2012 #21
jberryhill Apr 2012 #23
Po_d Mainiac Apr 2012 #24
jberryhill Apr 2012 #27
Po_d Mainiac Apr 2012 #30
jberryhill Apr 2012 #31
onehandle Apr 2012 #4
alterfurz Apr 2012 #6
Kalidurga Apr 2012 #8
TheEuclideanOne Apr 2012 #20
Kalidurga Apr 2012 #29
secondvariety Apr 2012 #5
saras Apr 2012 #7
jberryhill Apr 2012 #9
Po_d Mainiac Apr 2012 #13
jmowreader Apr 2012 #15
HockeyMom Apr 2012 #10
jberryhill Apr 2012 #14
Incitatus Apr 2012 #22
Sancho Apr 2012 #11
truthisfreedom Apr 2012 #17
csziggy Apr 2012 #18
Hubert Flottz Apr 2012 #19
wordpix Apr 2012 #26
starfox172 Apr 2012 #25
lib2DaBone Apr 2012 #28
One_Life_To_Give Apr 2012 #32

Response to LetTimmySmoke (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 06:27 PM

1. Another RepubliCON law appealing to the libertarian individualistic fallacy.

You can thank Ayn Rand for a generation of young conservatives with unchecked narcissism and individualistic entitlement. (And they accuse us libs of being entitled!)

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Response to LetTimmySmoke (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 06:50 PM

2. And Ayn Rand

did believe in GOD, go figure.

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Response to LetTimmySmoke (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 07:09 PM

3. Now what in the name of all that is holy is this supposed to accomplish?

Day glo ducks at Disney?

This is the stupidest thing I have heard in I don't know how long.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 08:19 PM

12. Fly tying & hair extensions n/t

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Response to Po_d Mainiac (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 09:21 PM

16. Who would get hair extensions for a fly?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #16)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 08:23 PM

21. Both are uses of dyed feathers and critter hair/fur..n/t

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Response to Po_d Mainiac (Reply #21)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 08:29 PM

23. You'd have to one warped individual to tie up a fly

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #23)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 08:43 PM

24. explain n/t

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Response to Po_d Mainiac (Reply #24)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 09:55 PM

27. Well, for one thing, they can't consent to it

Someone who ties up small defenseless creatures for a "hobby" has obvious self esteem issues.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #27)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 11:33 PM

30. groan

u got a wasped sense of humor

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Response to Po_d Mainiac (Reply #30)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 11:44 PM

31. Okay, but just so we are clear....

The law was about dyeing LIVE animals. Nobody was upset about forest green leather furniture (well, other than people with good decorative taste).

I don't think the feathers for fly tying or hair extensions come from dyed birds. I'm certainly no expert, but I think it is a reasonably strong assumption that the feathers used in those activities are most likely dyed long after having ceased to be associated with their fowl of origin.

I think that would also be true of the fur.

On the other hand, I really couldn't guess at how they get the camel hair for camel hair paintbrushes.

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Response to LetTimmySmoke (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 07:11 PM

4. Florida. Sinking to the bottom of humanity with every passing day.

I know it's not the fault of Florida DUers...

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Response to onehandle (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 07:45 PM

6. separated at birth...

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Response to alterfurz (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 08:02 PM

8. I was thinking this one...

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 08:16 PM

20. If I can speak on behalf of Gollum

That is not a fair comparison!

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Response to TheEuclideanOne (Reply #20)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 11:30 PM

29. You are absolutely right...

Gollum, had moments of sanity.

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Response to LetTimmySmoke (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 07:30 PM

5. Reek Scoot-

Even the hard right Gopers I work with won't admit to voting for him (though I'm sure they did). He is one crooked s.o.b.

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Response to LetTimmySmoke (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 07:49 PM

7. It figures that the right would cheat with dyes - they're not doing it right

 

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Response to LetTimmySmoke (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 08:10 PM

9. Well, that's a horse of a different color

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 08:22 PM

13. I've seen these...I think...maybe?

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Response to Po_d Mainiac (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 08:33 PM

15. Any Democrat who lives in Florida...

should be seeing pink elephants 24-7.

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Response to LetTimmySmoke (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 08:10 PM

10. If you don't care about animals,

you will never care about human beings. You do know they wanted to bring back Dwarf Tossing too in Florida?

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 08:28 PM

14. You can't dye humans either?

Oh my, Mitt Romney won't be able to due the "distinguished sideburns" routine.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 08:26 PM

22. If dwarfs want to be tossed, that should be their choice.

I think it's a silly practice and it doesn't interest me, but from what I understand they can make a lot of money by participating. Some people had to ruin that income source for them, though.

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Response to LetTimmySmoke (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 08:19 PM

11. let's torture Daffy and Thumper...there is nothing good about these conservative idiots!

Rick Scott's is truly the devil if there ever was one...

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Response to LetTimmySmoke (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 10:48 PM

17. The cure for the problem of repealing this law is simple.

Require that the farms selling the colored chicks, ducks, and rabbits take them back after they become unwanted.

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Response to LetTimmySmoke (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 12:54 AM

18. 3 or 4 months later is just the right time to have those adorable chicks for dinner

One year Mom succumbed to buying us chicks for Easter. My sisters chose pink, blue and lavender dyed chicks. I selected a "real" undyed yellow chick with a slight rusty tinge to its feathers.

Within weeks we realized we had a problem. The dyed chicks were White Leghorn, my yellowy rust chick was a Rhode Island Red. The Leghorns HATED my little guy and they got bigger really fast. So Dad built my guy a separate cage.

In a few more weeks it became obvious all four chicks were turning into roosters. They began crowing. The Leghorn began fighting among themselves. They were no longer cute and were getting aggressive.

Just before school let out for the summer we came home one day and the chickens were gone. Mom explained that she had found a nice farmer who had given them a home with lots of space and other chickens to play with.

We had fried chicken for dinner the next Sunday.

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Response to LetTimmySmoke (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 11:42 AM

19. Why is everyone so surprised by this?

The GOPers have had an orange speaker of the house for almost two years.

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Response to Hubert Flottz (Reply #19)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 09:52 PM

26. that's funny, except no one wanted him despite the orange

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Response to LetTimmySmoke (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 09:51 PM

25. as much as i miss living in FL im glad im not there now

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Response to LetTimmySmoke (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 10:54 PM

28. Rick Scott is a brain-dead Reptilian.....

 

Reptilians (also called reptoids, reptiloids, or draconians) are purported reptilian humanoids that play a prominent role in science fiction, modern ufology and conspiracy theories



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Response to LetTimmySmoke (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 01:57 PM

32. Paintballs and Squirrels just go together

Teach them to come around my bird feeder. Day-Glo Squirrels!

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