Wednesday, January 29, 2014 4:33 PM
"Down Boy" would be proper to say to you on this issue as well, Gary. Look, Rabon is a republican and anything...absolutely ANYTHING that comes out that is negative about any republican legislator will ultimately find Gary Pearce posting something negative about it here on TAP. We understand that. We actually EXPECT it, Gary. But, this is FAR more important an issue than just the fact that some republican legislator ran out a ridiculous cussing-laced rant about a bill. I don't apologize for Rabon's language. He has already done that (but I too wonder if it was really a legitimate, heart-felt apology). He shouldn't have done that, it was unprofessional and if he pays at the polls for it, he will deserve it...okay?
This bill is not a good bill, okay? Let's get that straight. Rabon is correct that the bill could be used to go after the food-animal industry with the same regulation that the bill was meant to control the puppy mills. We all know that we have people that think that no animal should be used for food and look for every opportunity to go after the chicken and beef and turkey industries (and others) in a big way. This bill needs "tweeking"...then it would be a good bill. No way a bill that controls something like puppy mills and domestic animals can also cover food animals and the industry that is involved in them. It just isn't a good fit.
So, while it's fun for democrats such as yourself, Gary, to go all "ain't he a republican jerk" on this....let's not lose sight of the fact the bill in question is bad legislation.