House OKs new funeral protest penalties

House OKs new funeral protest penalties

There are 93 comments on the WPTF-AM Raleigh story from Feb 12, 2013, titled House OKs new funeral protest penalties. In it, WPTF-AM Raleigh reports that:

The North Carolina House is unanimously backing efforts to increase criminal penalties for people who disrupt a funeral or memorial service in response to an anti-gay Kansas church picketing military funerals nationwide.

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#64 Feb 14, 2013
Oh yea, they can be used to strangle someone also. Not recommended for such purposes though.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#65 Feb 14, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
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Yea but you can always use a tie for other things, like wiping your snot or food off your face. Hell, you can use them as a tourniquet in an emergency, or as a makeshift belt to hold your pants up.
I haven't owned a necktie in decades.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#66 Feb 14, 2013
Jupiter wrote:
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I think we may be cut from the same cloth, and we're definitely from the same era because I had the same experiences, and I even remember it being a big deal to "go down to Pittsburgh" esp. for Christmas shopping. I was born in western PA.
Something only YOU will understand...

"You'ins goin' down street?"
"I'll meet up with you under Kaufman's clock."
"I live over by the 'crick'."

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#67 Feb 14, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
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Yea but you can always use a tie for other things, like wiping your snot or food off your face. Hell, you can use them as a tourniquet in an emergency, or as a makeshift belt to hold your pants up.
I read about a restaurant manage who fired up the big Hobart mixer one morning and his tie got caught in the beaters and pulled him right up to the machine. He couldn't get it untied but luckily the rest of the staff showed up soon to cut him free.

Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#68 Feb 14, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Good. Do NOT let them out! They will be fast food for some coyote and I can't think of a more dreadful ending for a loved pet. You shouldn't let your cats out anyway. Too easy to pick up parasites or illnesses or ticks or to get hit by a car, or eaten by some predator.
Coyotes can jump HIGH fences.
A coyote grabbed my cat about a month ago.(Those are some bold creatures, even saw one on Lankershim Bl once.) Luckily, my cat got away, but he hasn't been out since.

Since: Aug 11

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#69 Feb 14, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>I read about a restaurant manage who fired up the big Hobart mixer one morning and his tie got caught in the beaters and pulled him right up to the machine. He couldn't get it untied but luckily the rest of the staff showed up soon to cut him free.
Ties around machinery are a definite no-no.

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#70 Feb 14, 2013
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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A coyote grabbed my cat about a month ago.(Those are some bold creatures, even saw one on Lankershim Bl once.) Luckily, my cat got away, but he hasn't been out since.
Before mooving here to Coolidge in October, I lived in Oro Valley just north of Tucson. While living in Oro Valley, I read in the local newspaper about coyotes in the city limits of Tucson attacking and killing many cats.

And the javelina would come right out into the parking lots of the apartment complex I wsa living in in Oro Valley.

It was safer for my cats to be outside in New York.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#71 Feb 14, 2013
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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A coyote grabbed my cat about a month ago.(Those are some bold creatures, even saw one on Lankershim Bl once.) Luckily, my cat got away, but he hasn't been out since.
I am so glad for you and your kitty! I hope he didn't have any lasting affects!

“Alley Cat Blues”

Since: Sep 08

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#72 Feb 15, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Something only YOU will understand...
"You'ins goin' down street?"
"I'll meet up with you under Kaufman's clock."
"I live over by the 'crick'."
I'll be there after I redd up my room. My hair needs cut too.

“Alley Cat Blues”

Since: Sep 08

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#73 Feb 15, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Before mooving here to Coolidge in October, I lived in Oro Valley just north of Tucson. While living in Oro Valley, I read in the local newspaper about coyotes in the city limits of Tucson attacking and killing many cats.
And the javelina would come right out into the parking lots of the apartment complex I wsa living in in Oro Valley.
It was safer for my cats to be outside in New York.
We've had some coyote problems here in Indianapolis. They keep tearing down natural habitats so the animals are moving in closer. Can't really blame them.

I find these cat/old times conversations a pleasant change from the usual bigotry/bullsh!t that you usually see on here, from "various" sources.

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#74 Feb 15, 2013
Jupiter wrote:
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We've had some coyote problems here in Indianapolis. They keep tearing down natural habitats so the animals are moving in closer. Can't really blame them.
I find these cat/old times conversations a pleasant change from the usual bigotry/bullsh!t that you usually see on here, from "various" sources.
While living upstate New York a few years ago, in addition to feeding my cats at home, I would put catfood outside on my deck each evening for teh stray cats in the neighboorhood that would stop by. I lived in a small city, and I was surprised and delighted to have, for a few months anyways, a family of foxes frequently stop by to eat after the cats were done. They are extremely timid creatures and were very afraid of the cats, even the kittens.

UNFORTUNATELY, after teh cats and foxes finished their meals, some skunks would also often stop by to eat teh leftover catfood, and you do NOT have to get anywhere near them, to provoke them to spray.

“Alley Cat Blues”

Since: Sep 08

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#75 Feb 15, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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While living upstate New York a few years ago, in addition to feeding my cats at home, I would put catfood outside on my deck each evening for teh stray cats in the neighboorhood that would stop by. I lived in a small city, and I was surprised and delighted to have, for a few months anyways, a family of foxes frequently stop by to eat after the cats were done. They are extremely timid creatures and were very afraid of the cats, even the kittens.
UNFORTUNATELY, after teh cats and foxes finished their meals, some skunks would also often stop by to eat teh leftover catfood, and you do NOT have to get anywhere near them, to provoke them to spray.
I did the same thing, but unfortunately some possums found the cat food and I had to stop feeding the strays because the possums started to become a problem -- a couple got in my house! That was fun.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#76 Feb 15, 2013
Jupiter wrote:
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I did the same thing, but unfortunately some possums found the cat food and I had to stop feeding the strays because the possums started to become a problem -- a couple got in my house! That was fun.
One of the stray cats I called "3 foot" for obvious reasons,(NOT my 3-legged cat, Calley, who was a stray I adopted from a nice lady in College Point, Queens in teh year 2000), had kittens and I adopted one of them when he was about 5 weeks old and named him "Jaime" (after one of teh brothers in "Malcolm In The Middle" one of my FAV shows ever). Jaime is one of teh BEST cats I ever adopted. He is EXTREMELY affectionate.

Anyways, I trapped "3 foot" to take her to the vet to get her checked out and vaccinated. UNFORTUNATELY, I released her inside my house NOT REALIZING she was feral. NOT a good scene !:(

I mentioned adopting Calley from Queens, and I also adopted 2 of teh strays that were hanging around my house upstate New York. In addition to adopting Jaime, I adopted a BIG long-haired cat from there whom I named "Grayson" (from The Kingston Trio song).

Samantha, whom I adopted in 2002, died very suddenly and unexpectedly this past November.:(

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#77 Feb 15, 2013
Jupiter wrote:
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I'll be there after I redd up my room. My hair needs cut too.
"I want a "jumbo" (baloney) sandwich."
"He answered the door in his 'gutchies'(underpants)!"

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#78 Feb 15, 2013
Jupiter wrote:
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I did the same thing, but unfortunately some possums found the cat food and I had to stop feeding the strays because the possums started to become a problem -- a couple got in my house! That was fun.
In my old house by the beach a raccoon came in the kitty door one night. He was having a fine time eating and exploring. He was massive, at least 25 pounds. I asked him to leave. He flipped me off with his little raccoon finger. He began to mosey towards the rest of the house. I began to shove him with a chair. He got offended and began to hiss at me and backed into a corner. I finally shoved him out, with much fuss. I kept the kitty door blockaded for a month. The cat wasn't happy, but it beat uninvited guests!

“Alley Cat Blues”

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#79 Feb 15, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>"I want a "jumbo" (baloney) sandwich."
"He answered the door in his 'gutchies'(underpants)!"
LOL! Gutchies! I haven't heard that one in a long time. My mom used to say that. Must be one of those Polish/Slovak words. She called a hat a "chuppie" too.

“Alley Cat Blues”

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#80 Feb 15, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>In my old house by the beach a raccoon came in the kitty door one night. He was having a fine time eating and exploring. He was massive, at least 25 pounds. I asked him to leave. He flipped me off with his little raccoon finger. He began to mosey towards the rest of the house. I began to shove him with a chair. He got offended and began to hiss at me and backed into a corner. I finally shoved him out, with much fuss. I kept the kitty door blockaded for a month. The cat wasn't happy, but it beat uninvited guests!
LOL, raccoons will make themselves right at home if you let them. I had to pick up the possums by the tail and toss them out. Fortnuately, they were small young ones. They were hissing too. Good thing I'm not a "fraidy cat."

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#81 Feb 15, 2013
Jupiter wrote:
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LOL, raccoons will make themselves right at home if you let them. I had to pick up the possums by the tail and toss them out. Fortnuately, they were small young ones. They were hissing too. Good thing I'm not a "fraidy cat."
There once was a baby possum in my trash can. He was cute, but I was petrified he might bite me if I tried to intervene. I was so scared, I AM a fraidy cat, and my Iowa neighbor wasn't afraid of anything. She came over and helped me tip the can to let it get away. She was quite a sassy and funny alcoholic told me, "I've been in that situation MANY times. It looked good and it looked fun, but I'm stuck in there and it turned out to be nothin' but garbage!"

“Alley Cat Blues”

Since: Sep 08

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#82 Feb 15, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>There once was a baby possum in my trash can. He was cute, but I was petrified he might bite me if I tried to intervene. I was so scared, I AM a fraidy cat, and my Iowa neighbor wasn't afraid of anything. She came over and helped me tip the can to let it get away. She was quite a sassy and funny alcoholic told me, "I've been in that situation MANY times. It looked good and it looked fun, but I'm stuck in there and it turned out to be nothin' but garbage!"
Smashing metaphor for so many situations!! I think I would have liked your neighbor very much.

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#83 Feb 15, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>There once was a baby possum in my trash can. He was cute, but I was petrified he might bite me if I tried to intervene. I was so scared, I AM a fraidy cat, and my Iowa neighbor wasn't afraid of anything. She came over and helped me tip the can to let it get away. She was quite a sassy and funny alcoholic told me, "I've been in that situation MANY times. It looked good and it looked fun, but I'm stuck in there and it turned out to be nothin' but garbage!"
I came home from work at 6pm one bright July evening to my home on Long Island, and was surprised to see a possum just sitting on my stoop. I thought they were always only nocturnal, but it was broad daylight and he seemed quite happy sitting in the sun enjoying the beautiful summer evening. I was surprised also that one of my cats didn't chase it away. So I did.

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