Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Contra Costa County Supervisor Mark
DeSaulnier (and some other "bureaucrit" with big ears)
reigns as one of CC County's emptiest
political calories.

In an effort to curb the rampant spread of bullshit in the USA, I have banded together with other like-minded individuals to form my own PAC (Political Action Committee).

C.E.S.S.P.O.O.L (The Committee to End Stupid Statements by Politicians and Other Obvious Lowlifes) aims to sift through the copious amounts of bullshit generated by politicians, lawyers, and other toejam and find "THE ANGLE."

Why waste your time listening to yet another windbag deliver a glossy PR firm-produced, yawn-inducing speech? Let CESSPOOL do the work for you. We listen, digest, interpret, and find the angle.

CESSPOOL is dedicated to ferreting out the phony apologies, hypocrisy, and outright lies foisted on a still-optimistic America by cynical and often stupid politicians and hacks. We don't have to research very long before we find bullshit in places obvious and no-so-obvious, "vanity" legislation, misleading soundbites, and news stories which exaggerate, inflate, and produce hysteria where there should be none.

Tune in to the LBAC for BS EXPOSED!

An example of the type of BS Legislation that CESSPOOL will examine is a new "potentially dangerous dog" law to be implemented in Contra Costa County. Authored by our dear friend and Assembly candidate Mark"Shallow Mark" DeSaulnier, the law has the usual statist smell and the predictable MO:

1. Create an "epidemic"- such as the epidemic of dog maulings.
2. Fuel the public hysteria; stir up emotions, show photos of mauling victims.
3. Pass legislation with no opposition from a frightened public.
4. Keep telling us "it's for our own good," "we CARE about your safety."

DeSaulnier and his cronies, including Supervisor John Gioia have been working with Contra Costa County District Attorney Robert Kochly and Animal Services Department Director Glenn E. Howell to develop the "non-breed specific" ordinance.

While the authors of the regulation claim that the law is needed due to the rampant number of dog attacks in the country, they admit that dog attacks don't happen every day. They also acknowledge that the law is more about controlling felons than about keeping people from getting attacked.

...under the current law, animal services can only make recommendations to the pet owner, Howell said, adding that most dogs his department deals with "fall in the potentially dangerous category."

"People aren't mauled everyday," he said. Potentially dangerous dogs are usually the product of a lack of training and under-socialization, he said.

And those dogs can shake the "potentially dangerous" classification after three years of good behavior.

The proposed law would also ban felons from owning a dog that weighs more than 20 pounds or has been designated by animal services as posing a threat to public safety.

Felons who want to own a dog they believe is harmless may file a petition with animal services.

"We do not allow in this society for felons to possess firearms even if unloaded," Kochly said today. "A dog is never unloaded."

The law is "good for public safety" and is an "excellent mechanism" to regulate ownership, he said.

Gioia and DeSaulnier said in a statement that recent dog attacks "have raised the need to pass tougher laws on aggressive dogs."

.... ah the sound of four knees jerking...

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