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Posted: 10/13/2004 11:26:17 AM EST
According to an August Washington Post profile, Maura Hall of Washington, D.C., has spent more than $25,000 (an amount which a United Nations food program says will feed 350 Third World children for a year) for a kidney transplant and post-operative care for "Lily," her longhaired gray cat. (Among the post-op procedures: weekly, $200 blood tests for the rest of her life.)

Hall said she encounters hostility from not only those who disagree with her priorities, but also other pet owners who feel guilty that they can't afford such expensive care. (Also, an August BBC News dispatch from Brazil reported on the various cosmetic procedures available for dogs and other pets, such as wrinkle reduction, eyebrow correction and even full face-lifts, but which, fortunately, are less expensive than a kidney transplant, e.g., about US$75 to make drooping ears un-droop.) [Washington Post, 8-29-04] [BBC News, 8-16-04]



WTH are some people thinking?

Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:27:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
According to an August Washington Post profile, Maura Hall of Washington, D.C., has spent more than $25,000 (an amount which a United Nations food program says will feed 350 Third World children for a year) for a kidney transplant and post-operative care for "Lily," her longhaired gray cat. (Among the post-op procedures: weekly, $200 blood tests for the rest of her life.)

Hall said she encounters hostility from not only those who disagree with her priorities, but also other pet owners who feel guilty that they can't afford such expensive care. (Also, an August BBC News dispatch from Brazil reported on the various cosmetic procedures available for dogs and other pets, such as wrinkle reduction, eyebrow correction and even full face-lifts, but which, fortunately, are less expensive than a kidney transplant, e.g., about US$75 to make drooping ears un-droop.) [Washington Post, 8-29-04] [BBC News, 8-16-04]



WTH are some people thinking?



I'm thinking someone shoulda shot the stupid cat and sent her money to our troops in Iraq.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:29:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
According to an August Washington Post profile, Maura Hall of Washington, D.C., has spent more than $25,000 (an amount which a United Nations food program says will feed 350 Third World children for a year) for a kidney transplant and post-operative care for "Lily," her longhaired gray cat. (Among the post-op procedures: weekly, $200 blood tests for the rest of her life.)

Hall said she encounters hostility from not only those who disagree with her priorities, but also other pet owners who feel guilty that they can't afford such expensive care. (Also, an August BBC News dispatch from Brazil reported on the various cosmetic procedures available for dogs and other pets, such as wrinkle reduction, eyebrow correction and even full face-lifts, but which, fortunately, are less expensive than a kidney transplant, e.g., about US$75 to make drooping ears un-droop.) [Washington Post, 8-29-04] [BBC News, 8-16-04]



WTH are some people thinking?



I'm thinking someone shoulda shot the stupid cat and sent her money to our troops in Iraq.



I think I agree with you 110%

Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:29:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
According to an August Washington Post profile, Maura Hall of Washington, D.C., has spent more than $25,000 (an amount which a United Nations food program says will feed 350 Third World children for a year) for a kidney transplant and post-operative care for "Lily," her longhaired gray cat. (Among the post-op procedures: weekly, $200 blood tests for the rest of her life.)

Hall said she encounters hostility from not only those who disagree with her priorities, but also other pet owners who feel guilty that they can't afford such expensive care. (Also, an August BBC News dispatch from Brazil reported on the various cosmetic procedures available for dogs and other pets, such as wrinkle reduction, eyebrow correction and even full face-lifts, but which, fortunately, are less expensive than a kidney transplant, e.g., about US$75 to make drooping ears un-droop.) [Washington Post, 8-29-04] [BBC News, 8-16-04]



WTH are some people thinking?



I'm thinking someone shoulda shot the stupid cat and sent her money to our troops in Iraq.



IBT the runoff between Arowneragain and AgSrt15.

What I don't understand is how someone that...ridiculous...manages to get that kind of money. "A fool and his money are soon parted", but the fool above somehow has a good way to get more....
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:30:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
According to an August Washington Post profile, Maura Hall of Washington, D.C., has spent more than $25,000 (an amount which a United Nations food program says will feed 350 Third World children for a year) for a kidney transplant and post-operative care for "Lily," her longhaired gray cat. (Among the post-op procedures: weekly, $200 blood tests for the rest of her life.)

Hall said she encounters hostility from not only those who disagree with her priorities, but also other pet owners who feel guilty that they can't afford such expensive care. (Also, an August BBC News dispatch from Brazil reported on the various cosmetic procedures available for dogs and other pets, such as wrinkle reduction, eyebrow correction and even full face-lifts, but which, fortunately, are less expensive than a kidney transplant, e.g., about US$75 to make drooping ears un-droop.) [Washington Post, 8-29-04] [BBC News, 8-16-04]



WTH are some people thinking?



I'm thinking someone shoulda shot the stupid cat and sent her money to our troops in Iraq.



Her money, her choices.

You come off sounding like a socialist when you complain about people spending exorbitant amounts of their own money FOR WHATEVER REASON!

This typical DUer behavior is like saying "1 yacht can fully fund government healthcare for 10 million people for life" or something dumb like that.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:33:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By Brisk322:
What I don't understand is how someone that...ridiculous...manages to get that kind of money. "A fool and his money are soon parted", but the fool above somehow has a good way to get more....



I betcha there are 50 people reading this post who have spent 25K+ on guns they will never need.

I don't begrudge them their choice.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:34:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By Torf:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
According to an August Washington Post profile, Maura Hall of Washington, D.C., has spent more than $25,000 (an amount which a United Nations food program says will feed 350 Third World children for a year) for a kidney transplant and post-operative care for "Lily," her longhaired gray cat. (Among the post-op procedures: weekly, $200 blood tests for the rest of her life.)

Hall said she encounters hostility from not only those who disagree with her priorities, but also other pet owners who feel guilty that they can't afford such expensive care. (Also, an August BBC News dispatch from Brazil reported on the various cosmetic procedures available for dogs and other pets, such as wrinkle reduction, eyebrow correction and even full face-lifts, but which, fortunately, are less expensive than a kidney transplant, e.g., about US$75 to make drooping ears un-droop.) [Washington Post, 8-29-04] [BBC News, 8-16-04]



WTH are some people thinking?



I'm thinking someone shoulda shot the stupid cat and sent her money to our troops in Iraq.



Her money, her choices.

You come off sounding like a socialist when you complain about people spending exorbitant amounts of their own money FOR WHATEVER REASON!

This typical DUer behavior is like saying "1 yacht can fully fund government healthcare for 10 million people for life" or something dumb like that.



The difference is that while I THOUGHT that, i didn't get on TV and make a career out of trying to spend half the nation's budget pushing my thoughts as an idyllic vision of socialist governement and how things 'ought to be'.

Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:34:55 AM EST
it's her money and her cat. stupid, but whatever.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:37:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By Torf:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
According to an August Washington Post profile, Maura Hall of Washington, D.C., has spent more than $25,000 (an amount which a United Nations food program says will feed 350 Third World children for a year) for a kidney transplant and post-operative care for "Lily," her longhaired gray cat. (Among the post-op procedures: weekly, $200 blood tests for the rest of her life.)

Hall said she encounters hostility from not only those who disagree with her priorities, but also other pet owners who feel guilty that they can't afford such expensive care. (Also, an August BBC News dispatch from Brazil reported on the various cosmetic procedures available for dogs and other pets, such as wrinkle reduction, eyebrow correction and even full face-lifts, but which, fortunately, are less expensive than a kidney transplant, e.g., about US$75 to make drooping ears un-droop.) [Washington Post, 8-29-04] [BBC News, 8-16-04]



WTH are some people thinking?



I'm thinking someone shoulda shot the stupid cat and sent her money to our troops in Iraq.



Her money, her choices.

You come off sounding like a socialist when you complain about people spending exorbitant amounts of their own money FOR WHATEVER REASON!

This typical DUer behavior is like saying "1 yacht can fully fund government healthcare for 10 million people for life" or something dumb like that.



The difference is that while I THOUGHT that, i didn't get on TV and make a career out of trying to spend half the nation's budget pushing my thoughts as an idyllic vision of socialist governement and how things 'ought to be'.




Does she? I didn't dig through her profile or anything. Don't misunderstand, arowneragain, I wasn't calling YOU a socialist...
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:37:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By Torf:
Her money, her choices.

You come off sounding like a socialist when you complain about people spending exorbitant amounts of their own money FOR WHATEVER REASON!

This typical DUer behavior is like saying "1 yacht can fully fund government healthcare for 10 million people for life" or something dumb like that.



+1

Yes it sucks that she spent enough money to buy wifeofgunnut a new car and some presents for her daughter, but its her money and she is free to do whatever pleases her Gun owners, especially the members of this board should understand better than anyone else what happens when one allows the mob to decide what is "needed" and what is not.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:42:54 AM EST
It's just fukkin stupid is all. It's Stooopid.

She could've bought a lot of weapons for that money.

She could've gone out and had one hell of a vacation.

She could've donated it to the NRA.

She could've bought us all some beer.

I just think it's stupid.

Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:44:29 AM EST
Hey, if I had the cash (lots of it, like 500k a year) then I'd do it for my cats. At my current salary level however, well, there's a time and a place for a 22LR, and that sounds like the right one.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:45:40 AM EST
It's... Her... Money...

End of story.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:47:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
It's... Her... Money...

End of story.



Of course it is.. doesn't make her not a dumb fucking cunt, though.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:48:15 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:48:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By MMcCall:

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
It's... Her... Money...

End of story.



Of course it is.. doesn't make her not a dumb fucking cunt, though.



Because she spends her money on stuff that is important to her?

Jeez. Some of you need therapy.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:50:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
It's... Her... Money...

End of story.

Not anymore its not! She just made some lucky vet's boat payments for him!



I know a guy who builds boats! Ain't Capitalism grand!

Kudos to the cat lady for keeping the money here in the US instead of giving it to some foreign UN boondogggle!
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:53:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By Torf:

Originally Posted By MMcCall:

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
It's... Her... Money...

End of story.



Of course it is.. doesn't make her not a dumb fucking cunt, though.



Because she spends her money on stuff that is important to her?

Jeez. Some of you need therapy.



My point exactly! What's important to her is crazy to me.

Hence, my post.

Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:53:16 AM EST
I guess some of you will never understand that some pets become part of the family.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:04:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:
I guess some of you will never understand that some pets become part of the family.



I think you are absolutely correct. I don't believe I'll ever understand that.

Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:04:46 PM EST
sometimes i have trouble wrestling with whether or not to spend a 9 cent bullet on a cat.........
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:07:00 PM EST
Hey, at least she didn't spend the money on giving the cat a sex reasignment surgery or donating it to the Kerry campaign..
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:07:04 PM EST
My animals are on the Sarge health care plan.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:19:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
It's... Her... Money...

End of story.



BIG + 1



TXL
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:34:06 PM EST
I am not a cat lover, but better her cat than give that $ to Skerry's campaign
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:35:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
According to an August Washington Post profile, Maura Hall of Washington, D.C., has spent more than $25,000 (an amount which a United Nations food program says will feed 350 Third World children for a year) for a kidney transplant and post-operative care for "Lily," her longhaired gray cat. (Among the post-op procedures: weekly, $200 blood tests for the rest of her life.)

Hall said she encounters hostility from not only those who disagree with her priorities, but also other pet owners who feel guilty that they can't afford such expensive care. (Also, an August BBC News dispatch from Brazil reported on the various cosmetic procedures available for dogs and other pets, such as wrinkle reduction, eyebrow correction and even full face-lifts, but which, fortunately, are less expensive than a kidney transplant, e.g., about US$75 to make drooping ears un-droop.) [Washington Post, 8-29-04] [BBC News, 8-16-04]



WTH are some people thinking?



I'm thinking someone shoulda shot the stupid cat and sent her money to our troops in Iraq.



+1

!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:38:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By TxLewis:

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
It's... Her... Money...

End of story.



BIG + 1



TXL



No doubt.

Still a stupid bitch for spending it that way.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:38:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:


WTH are some people thinking?



I'm thinking someone shoulda shot the stupid cat and sent her money to our troops in
Iraq.




Are you volunteering?
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