Wait, did I just read that?
Ulster Dutchess County NY man has been sentenced to six months in jail for killing a dog. PLEASE: I am in no way condoning this guy’s behavior, but the Judge’s “key point” (his words, not mine) on his verdict in this trial was whether the dog was dangerous.
Quote from the Kingston Daily Freeman:
“…The justice said that, while there was ample testimony that the dog was mean and aggressive, there was no finding by the court that the dog posed any danger.
Earlier in the article, the dog’s owner states:
“…Humphrey (the deceased) was kept chained in a garage on the property because Sturgess (the dog’s OWNER) had said the dog was aggressive.
Further from the Judge:
“The fact is there was no complaint, no paperwork filed on that dog,” Smith said. “A citizen cannot say, ‘That’s a dangerous dog.’ …”
So, since no one saw a rationale need to report this to the authorities, thus their justification is baseless?
“Hello, I’d like to report an angry dog.” Authorities: “You’re calling…why, Sir are you high?”
“Hello, I’d like to report an angry dog.” Authorities: “Sir, did you realize calling on a frivolous matter is a felony?”
“Hello, I’d like to report an angry dog.” Authorities: “Tell him to lick himself, I do that when I’m angry…or I wish I could, at least”
Maybe I should have fallen on the pavement
After five years with the same wheelchair cushion (aka “fart magnet”) and seat back, it finally needs to be replaced. I receive an email from my wheelchair supplier, “…the new cushion and seat back will be $365.00.”
Now, i’ve already met my annual $2K out of pocket deductible AND $2K out of pocket medical durable goods deductible (yes that’s $4K in ADDITION to my $6.5K premium, so I’m well past $11K, that just ME individually) so I’m thinking this most likely be covered at 100%
Silly man! Up charge! I must pay a premium of $365 in order to get the item prescribed to me.
You see I apparently made a poor decision six years ago to get a higher end more durable wheelchair than the insurance company felt necessary. I figured, I’m only going to be in the thing ALL DAY, that I’ll spend $4K of my OWN money to UPGHARGE to a better model. (Finally tally: insurance company $1.8K + me: $4.5K = Wheelchair: $5.3K)
So the same hypocrites that stress preventative care want to fiscally punish me again for having selected a chair that has most likely prevented a $20K surgery on my clickety-click clavicles? Throw me a bone, as in two clavicle replacements.
Ignore the Man behind the curtain in the wheelchair
I’m not supposed to be in the blustery NY MSA this week. I’m supposed to be in Southwest Florida. Back in the business travel saddle again after a six year hiatus.
It was not in the cards. My mind the victim of a vicious slap flight with my bodies’ auto immune system. My Left Foot? Hell, my entire left leg, bigger than Oprah’s during season three. My left heel currently playing fresh air parent to a tennis ball sized blister.
I’m on the mend. 3X daily hits of Keflex and Carnation Instant Breakfast taken orally, not topically you big silly.
Fun Paraplegic Factoid
You can take an air gun and drive a nail through my leg, no pain here. Run a 747 over my foot, nope, can’t feel it.
It’s cold and blustery out, I can feel the cold, so shut the f’in door already!
Four Festering Future Posts
I’ve got four topics that I’m now working on now that warrant dedicated blog posts. Tell me which one first:
Hair-icuda. My home is overrun with them.
Sallie Mae. No, not a mentally challenged former girlfriend, rather Freddie Mac’s stalker sister.
The Land of Tat: The magical final destination of many household items
WTF with all the packaging? I’m congested. Now I’m congested, have a gash on my thumb and think I have carpal tunnel syndrome.
Scratch a dog behind the ears, they love it. Send me A COMMENT below. C”mon it only takes a minute and you don’t have the paperwork to put me down.