Just another day…you know…here in "the land of the free" & all.
You don’t like that occasional step into a pile of dog dodo? Neither do I. Real irritating, isn’t it? In fact, it’s so bad that I think we ought to throw people in jail who don’t clean up after their dogs. How’s that sound? No, wait. I’ll tell you what: let’s get tough on crime and throw people in jail for even failing to carry along a pooper-scooper when they walk their dogs.
Now, whadya think? Pretty good, eh? And, hey: looks like the folks of St. Charles Missouri already thought of it. Well good for them, huh?
I jest, of course. Only, unfortunately, I shit you not about the St. Charles ordinance. You can pay a fine of $500 and go to jail for three months. …And not necessarily for ultimately failing to clean up, but for not having something to clean up with when you walk your dog, i.e., in your immediate possession. So, presumably, police will now be conducting random pooper-scooper checks, issuing warnings, then tickets, and then jail time — until such future point that nobody remembers a time when it wasn’t entirely natural to risk jail for leaving home with a dog, but not a baggie. And if that’s a proper function of the government, then hell, what isn’t? I mean it: what the fuck isn’t?
You know, words just fail me. And it’s not only with respect to the absurdity of such a law to begin with, but in reading the comments of people asked about it. Some think it’s a good idea, some think it’s a bad one, but no one even questions the right of a city to create such a law in a supposedly free country. There was a time when good people would run a moron like St. Charles City Councilman Jerry Reese right out of town on his ass for even suggesting such a thing. And St. Charles Mayor Patti York? Who knows what they’d do to someone who actually signed and tried to enforce such an asinine law.
I just can’t bring myself to care, anymore, about anything that happens to this country or its people. I just don’t care. In the meantime, I’m just sittin’ here marveling about it all and poking fun of all you infantile voters out there who think that everybody’s business is your business and the proper domain of some election, council meeting, or public ordinance.
You are an utter disgrace to everything this country was supposed to be about, and in particular, to the human race in general. You thoroughly disgust me. All of you.