Surprised when you get something you didn't expect nor were offered? Sounds like the good 'ol Bait and Switch routine!
Animal rights foamers and dog fanatics pull the Bait and Switch on us all the time. The most obvious example is "no one can identify a Pit Bull". Indeed, they are unidentifiable when doing something wrong. When they are behaving, they are readily identifiable as Pit Bulls. I have posed the following question to Pit Bull fans on various forums, simply "If pit bulls are unidentifiable, how do you know your dog is a pit bull?". This will be in response to a post of theirs where they state that their pit bull is simply the greatest dog ever (bait). Yup... until it mauls, at which point it becomes an unidentifiable mutt (switch).
There was a good discussion about St. Mick of Maulsville under the last post. Eileen tipped me off to the fact that they may be having a "parole" hearing for the Mickster later this week. Indeed, Mick may be sprung from the jail.... look for Mickey in YOUR neighborhood.
In case anyone forgot, as a result of Mick's full due process (something reserved for HUMAN BEINGS), Mick was spared the "death penalty" (euthanasia) in exchange for LIFE in the jail (5 years or so). He was NOT to be adopted out. THOSE were the terms.
The Mick situation goes to point as (Eileen pointed this out as well), the Mick foamers and AR nuts insist that dogs are people, and as such, have full protections under the US Constitution, CRA of 1964, Miranda, and similar: They promote the notion that Dogs are people who deserve full due process when accused of any wrongdoing. (Bait)
The Switch comes when the dog is "convicted" and "sentenced": The same foamers that demanded a lawyer for Mick don't want the dog to face his COURT APPOINTED punishment, or to be held accountable in ANY WAY because.... its JUST a dog! Its a wee little furbaby! It ain't Charles Manson or some Nazi war criminal! Its just a POOR LITTLE WOOGIE that had no idea what it was doing! Moreover, unlike a human convict, a dog has NO quality of life in prison, unlike his human cellmates that can read, work out at the gym, write letters, and even be productive. How many license plates is Mickey going to stamp? Sending Mick to jail is just CRUEL, right?
This is another example of canine supremacists using the bait and switch to gain protection FOR the dog, while there is none FROM the dog. Under the current regime, dogs have rights but no accountability. This arrangement is the polar opposite of what it should be.
Think about it - if a dog is a person, should they not have to DIRECTLY answer for what they did? Isn't a dog that barks all the time DIRECTLY accountable for disturbing the peace, the same as a human would be? Shouldn't canine trespass be held to the same standards as a human trespass?
All this goes to point that "animal rights" has to be one of the dumbest concepts, ever. A dog has NO concept of laws or due process. Our criminal justice system means NOTHING to them, it is beyond their comprehension. The idea of giving a DOG 5th amendment protections is breathtakingly retarded. And, the Mickey debacle PROVES that.
If Mick's Ilk do get him sprung, I do not see a good outcome. Either someone is going to try to kill the beast, or its going to attack somebody. The AR foamers are going to own THAT one too!