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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 07:48 PM

Is there anywhere in America where people actually vote for dogcatchers?

I'm not talking about sheriff's, city or county officials whose duties include animal control. I'm asking if the position listed on the ballot is "dogcatcher." After I saw a reply saying that we should vote for Democrats from the very top all the way down to dogcatcher it has sparked my curiosity.

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Reply Is there anywhere in America where people actually vote for dogcatchers? (Original post)
TexasTowelie Sep 13 OP
Bradical79 Sep 13 #1
flamingdem Sep 14 #7
jberryhill Sep 13 #2
TexasTowelie Sep 13 #3
jberryhill Sep 13 #4
TexasTowelie Sep 13 #5
jberryhill Sep 14 #6
ProfessorGAC Sep 14 #8

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 07:54 PM

1. Duxbury, Vermont

http://www.duxburyvermont.org/index.asp?Type=B_DIR&SEC=%7BAB28124F-6DE1-45B4-B154-BB6A2228F103%7D


Used to be a thing elsewhere, but they're the only ones still doing it as far as I know

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Response to Bradical79 (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:10 AM

7. Zeb is a true master

at the catch

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 08:05 PM

2. GOP hands down winner of that one is the guy who says...


What's the point of catching dogs anyway? If we catch them, then they stay here, but if we just let them run away, then they run away and aren't a problem anymore. The last thing you want your dogcatcher doing is running around catching dogs.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 08:16 PM

3. You have a point.

However, there are a few occasions where it might be useful like if someone is bit and catching the dog is necessary to determine if it has rabies.

I've lived in both rural and urban areas in Texas and I have never seen the position on the ballot. I believe that the closest office that might participate in such duties is a constable in rural counties.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:03 PM

4. If they had a gun, they could have just shot the dog

That's why everyone should have a gun. If a dog tries to bite you, shoot it. Problem solved. But, no, libruls want to take guns away, so everyone who gets bit has to call the government for help.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:16 PM

5. I guess that is called the "direct approach."

Libruls like myself have convoluted solutions to all those important problems. It's like those complicated proofs that they require in geometry and trigonometry class. Math is bad because it is too much like science. If it ain't in the good book then it ain't needed.

for the impaired.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:08 AM

6. If you have a gun, you don't need math

Instead of solving for X, you just fire a warning shot to flush it out and force it to identify itself.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:51 AM

8. You Forgot To Mention "With Your Eyes Closed"

Like that Quackenbush woman. Totally responsible gun owner who fired warning shots with her eyes closed. Then, if you actually hit the dog, you can say you didn't mean it.

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