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Mon May 6, 2013, 08:14 AM

Chris Christie killed a spider and PETA is pissed.

BWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAA...this is THE FUNNIEST THING I HAVE SEEN ON ABC ALL DAY.

LMAO.....I HOPE they just keep talking about the spider...it's better THAN ANY OF THE POLITICAL NEWS WE HEAR!!!!!!!!!

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Reply Chris Christie killed a spider and PETA is pissed. (Original post)
onecent May 2013 OP
Buzz Clik May 2013 #1
pipoman May 2013 #2
onecent May 2013 #5
Spider Jerusalem May 2013 #13
pipoman May 2013 #15
Saving Hawaii May 2013 #22
HappyMe May 2013 #3
ZombieHorde May 2013 #6
HappyMe May 2013 #8
MAD Dave May 2013 #4
ZombieHorde May 2013 #7
Yo_Mama May 2013 #11
ZombieHorde May 2013 #12
Yo_Mama May 2013 #14
ZombieHorde May 2013 #19
sakabatou May 2013 #9
Nye Bevan May 2013 #10
geek tragedy May 2013 #16
Marrah_G May 2013 #17
Marrah_G May 2013 #18
whatchamacallit May 2013 #20
rug May 2013 #21
Saving Hawaii May 2013 #24
Sheepshank May 2013 #23
quinnox May 2013 #25
woodsprite May 2013 #26

Response to onecent (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 08:18 AM

1. A spider?

 

idiots

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Response to onecent (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 08:24 AM

2. link?

 

nevermind..

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/06/chris-christie-spider_n_3222115.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Who doesn't kill spiders in their home or work? We live on a farm and always kill spiders in the house and occupied areas and go out of our way not to harm those in seldom occupied areas of the farm...except for brown recluse (very common here) which we kill anyplace we see them..

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Response to pipoman (Reply #2)

Mon May 6, 2013, 08:52 AM

5. sorry for not putting link....I rarely post, and keep forgetting... thanks for posting the link

for me pipoman..appreciate it.

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Response to pipoman (Reply #2)

Mon May 6, 2013, 12:28 PM

13. If I find a spider in the house...

I catch it and put it out the back door in the back garden; I don't kill it. (If there were poisonous spiders in the UK, I might; as it is, spiders are generally beneficial...they eat flies and other insects.)

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #13)

Mon May 6, 2013, 12:44 PM

15. Well over half the spiders we find

 

in our home are brown recluse, the rest are more harmless. I view it as having plenty of places for spiders to live out their lives on my property, my home isn't one of them. Now I have captured several wolf spiders from around my home and moved them, I like wolfs and yellow and black garden spiders..I photograph the garden spiders and monitor webs waiting for the tiny males to arrive on the webs of the females in the late summer..

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Response to pipoman (Reply #15)

Mon May 6, 2013, 01:36 PM

22. I leave pretty much every spider alone.

Except for black widows. Every one I find on my property meets a quick end.

But the little house spiders inside? I leave those. I figure they help keep the black widows out.

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Response to onecent (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 08:25 AM

3. I saw that earlier on

GMA.

Are they pissed about the bugs that get mashed when you walk on the sidewalk.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #3)

Mon May 6, 2013, 08:59 AM

6. I try to keep an eye for the tiny animals on the sidewalk. nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #6)

Mon May 6, 2013, 09:00 AM

8. I'm sorry, I don't.

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Response to onecent (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 08:27 AM

4. Just another form of extremism.

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Response to MAD Dave (Reply #4)

Mon May 6, 2013, 08:59 AM

7. What makes the life of one type of animal more valuable than another? nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #7)

Mon May 6, 2013, 09:18 AM

11. Well, if you really want to follow that logic!!!!!!

Then US water treatment systems are committing holocausts every day, and antibiotics and antivirals should be banned.

When I clean my bathroom with bleach, the UN should capture me and put me on trial for chemical warfare.

Mousetraps - constitutionally banned. Their only purpose is to KILL!

All animal control officers should be imprisoned immediately, and the National PETA Truth and Reconciliation Commission can hold years of inquiries detailing their crimes against the desaparecidos peludos.

Washing of humans and their clothes should be made a Crime Against Ectoparasites. We can erect monuments in every city, crying for the unborn children of the nearly extinct human lice and flea populations. IT WAS GENOCIDALWARFARE.

I'll tell you what. You try out that lifestyle for five years, and then come back and tell me about the enlightenment you have gained. Please stand upwind when you come back. And not too close!

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Response to Yo_Mama (Reply #11)

Mon May 6, 2013, 12:24 PM

12. What makes the life of one type of animal worth more than another type of animal? nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #12)

Mon May 6, 2013, 12:33 PM

14. Head lice, cockroaches, mice, rats, fleas and even most protozoans

are animals.

Have you ever had a mammal pet? Have you ever treated said pet for fleas? Ever set a mousetrap or had an exterminator come to your house? Ever sprayed/knocked down a wasp or hornet nest in the doorway/eves/windows of your home?

If you really believe a cockroach has the same inherent rights as a human child, then you are entitled to your opinion. It will be a minority opinion.

I think you know the answer to your question. But I will answer it if you will answer this question:
If you saw a three year-old being mauled by a dog in the street, would you attempt to intervene on behalf of the child even if this involved harm to the dog?

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Response to Yo_Mama (Reply #14)

Mon May 6, 2013, 01:23 PM

19. My hierarchy of animal life is completely arbitrary.

It is based entirely on emotional reasons, and has nothing to do with logic.

Factors that help me to make these emotional decisions are whether or not I can see the animal suffer, my loyalty to my fellow human beings, how the animals make me feel when I see them, etc.

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Response to onecent (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 09:02 AM

9. PETA is just... *facepalm*

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Response to onecent (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 09:04 AM

10. That spider, had it lived, might have gone on to kill innocent flies.

Who knows how many innocent insects Christie saved?

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Response to onecent (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 12:45 PM

16. Christie couldn't buy advertising this good. Thanks, PETA. nt

 

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Response to onecent (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 12:45 PM

17. The actual comment from Peta seemed pretty mild

And i'm not a huge fan of them or of spiders.........

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Response to onecent (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 12:46 PM

18. And one other thing...

I am seriously thinking of hiring Skittles to deal with whoever posted that big ass, horrifying picture in the thread!!!!!!!!!


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Response to onecent (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 01:30 PM

20. Misleading headlines from haters

suck. The actual quote:

"People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals President Ingrid Newkirk issued a statement saying Christie probably killed it without thinking. Newkirk said "some people put the spider outside, but spiders are often scary" and that can prevent people from pondering their worth."

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Response to onecent (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 01:34 PM

21. Christie's an amateur.

 

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Response to rug (Reply #21)

Mon May 6, 2013, 01:38 PM

24. That fly's been there since 2004.

It was Bush's top priority for most of the War on Terror. Said he'd get back to Osama once that dang fly was gone.

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Response to onecent (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 01:38 PM

23. PETA are such hypocrits.

 

Would they cry over the slow starvation of a Venus Fly Trap?

In the 70's there was a study that indicated plants are sentient because they respond positivlely to kindness, attention and music and tomatoes have a negative physical reaction when being picked from the vine. Does PETA boob over a tomatoe being sliced up?

Do all members of PETA carry a small broom and sweep the ground in front of them to avoid stepping on small insects?

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Response to onecent (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 01:42 PM

25. Spiders are dead if I see one in my bedroom

 

Can't stand them crawling around. I get some nasty looking big brown ones sometimes. One time I got a huge one, you wouldn't believe how big that sucker was.

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Response to onecent (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 02:02 PM

26. As much as I hate them, I actually drummed up the courage to pet a tarantula

over the weekend. Just it's butt, and it was on someone else's hand, but I still did it. My daughter was livid thinking my husband dared me. It wasn't that. There was a 10yo girl there and she was like "Oooohhh, can I pet it." I was thinking if she could do it, than this 50yo woman could also.

Really silky hair. I was surprised.

However, if one ever showed up in my home, I'd be hunting the largest shoe or can of Raid I could find. We have mainly wolf spiders and "charlottes" (I don't know what they're really called, but they look like Charlotte on Charlotte's Web.). We also have some black/yellow garden spiders and a range of spikey black/white spiders (I call them funny butt spiders.).

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