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June 27, 2014

Whatever Would We Do Without Legislators?

tiggers.jpgFor one glorious moment, the Editorial Staff were snidely rooting for natural selection:

New York state lawmakers have passed a bill banning residents from taking “tiger selfies” — a rising trend on dating websites in which single men post photos of themselves posing with the ferocious felines in hopes of impressing potential mates.

The bill prohibits “hugging, patting, or otherwise touching” tigers at fairs or circuses.

“They can still pose with bears and monkeys,” the assemblywoman said. “They just have to take big cats off their list.”

...New Yorkers who cuddle a jungle cat would face fines of up to $500.

But then we came to our senses and realized that a civilized society can no longer tolerate all this unregulated fondling of felines. One wonders: did these would-be Lotharios obtain consent, first?

Posted by Cassandra at June 27, 2014 05:19 AM

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Ah, good ol' New York State. If it weren't for my g'children, I'd move to the Hill Country in Texas in a heartbeat. Somehow, those idiots in the state legislature don't surprise me any more.

Posted by: Rex at June 27, 2014 07:58 AM

Ah, yes....
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane!
It's State Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal!!!! AIYEEEEE!!!!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Ms. Rosenthal, she's the Lib-Dem-Animal-Hugger representing the forgotten, downtroddened masses of NY's 67th District - a squalid little ghetto where the hollow-eyed and empty-bellied cling to life between the twin hells of Central Park West and the Hudson River. But Rosenthal never stops fighting to make sure that her constituents' greatest concerns are heard in the Halls of Albany. No Justice! No Parakeets!

Posted by: spd rdr at June 27, 2014 08:30 AM

Typical liberal uber-ness. You may hunt, capture, abduct, immure, cage, display, and make them perform – but mustn’t fondle them. Sounds like a war on felines.

Posted by: George Pal at June 27, 2014 08:54 AM

PARAKEETS!!!! Who cares about those freakin' pillow-filler farms when there are far worse problems urgently requiring the intervention of an enlightened public servant near you?


Or even better, save an Endangered Irish Moonbat.

Posted by: Endangered MidWestern MD Corked Bat at June 27, 2014 09:13 AM

"But then we came to our senses and realized that a civilized society can no longer tolerate all this unregulated fondling of felines."

How about heavy petting?

Posted by: Snarkammando at June 27, 2014 02:33 PM


Isn't that pate'?

Posted by: Snarkammando at June 27, 2014 02:34 PM

I suspect it's a stuffed dead tiger, so the law doesn't apply.

Posted by: htom at June 27, 2014 05:56 PM

It is my understanding that late is prepared liver from a good that has been force fed, and which is now illegal in several jurisdictions due to that animal cruelty.

Posted by: CAPT Mike at July 6, 2014 04:03 AM