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(Yahoo)   Coral Springs, FL relents and lets retarded boy keep his Twinkie   (gma.yahoo.com) divider line 38
    More: Followup, local ordinance, Castor and Pollux, reasonable accommodation, pigs  
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6653 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Jan 2013 at 7:57 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-01-24 08:01:44 AM  
You can still get Twinkies if you're retarded??
 
2013-01-24 08:02:45 AM  
But enough about Rush Limbaugh.
 
2013-01-24 08:03:04 AM  

Three letters should have stopped this before it began:

A - D - A
 
2013-01-24 08:03:37 AM  
The owner of a mini Juliana emotional therapy pig ...

Fark that. Get a dog.

However ... you will not board a plane without having someone with a "therapeutic dog". Seizure dog, anxiety dog, etc.

Enjoy your flight ...
 
2013-01-24 08:06:01 AM  
Florida sucks a little less today.

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High five Lennay Kekua!
 
2013-01-24 08:06:56 AM  

rdu_voyager: Three letters should have stopped this before it began:

A - D - A


American Dental Association?

/Window seat please.
 
2013-01-24 08:07:21 AM  

rocinante721: The owner of a mini Juliana emotional therapy pig ...

Fark that. Get a dog.

However ... you will not board a plane without having someone with a "therapeutic dog". Seizure dog, anxiety dog, etc.

Enjoy your flight ...


It said in the article the kid is allergic to standard pets.

"Therapy mini-pig" is probably more effective than "therapy iguana".
 
2013-01-24 08:07:38 AM  

rocinante721: The owner of a mini Juliana emotional therapy pig ...

Fark that. Get a dog.


His dad's allergic to dogs and they provided documentation from his doctor stating that. Fark you.
 
2013-01-24 08:08:40 AM  
They hear it oinkin', they be hatin'.
i.qkme.me
 
2013-01-24 08:10:23 AM  
even I find it irritating that it took this long.
They would have happily railroaded the issue if it hadn't gotten so much attention
A win fer the kid and family
bit still a fail for those in power
representatives my ass
 
2013-01-24 08:11:12 AM  
"Retarded" is not the preferred nomenclature.  "Palin-American," please.
 
2013-01-24 08:16:39 AM  
That's some pig.
 
2013-01-24 08:17:43 AM  

doyner: "Retarded" is not the preferred nomenclature.  "Palin-American," please.


I thought more inclusive term was "potato-american."
 
2013-01-24 08:18:28 AM  
So much for equal protection. The law should either be struck down or enforced.
 
2013-01-24 08:20:36 AM  
"therapy pig??!?!?!?! WTF, I stopped reading at that point.

And he just happens to be allergic to all other know pets in the know universe? How farking convenient, or BS.
 
2013-01-24 08:30:17 AM  

MBooda: They hear it oinkin', they be hatin'.
[i.qkme.me image 287x350]


Ok, that pic nearly made me choke on my bagel!

I'm going to have a couple therapy pigs this spring, and by next fall I will be in therapy eating that luscious bacon, pork chops, loins, etc...
 
2013-01-24 08:41:17 AM  
Good for this kid. More people should keep pigs for their mentally handicapped family members.
 
WGJ
2013-01-24 08:48:14 AM  
And when the pig outlives its usefulness, they can eat it for breakfast.
 
2013-01-24 08:48:57 AM  

stupiddream: rdu_voyager: Three letters should have stopped this before it began:

A - D - A

American Dental Association?

/Window seat please.


I thought of a happier ending: B - A - C - O - N!
 
2013-01-24 08:53:50 AM  
"Retarded" is as offensive a term as the n-word you all wet your knickers over. Stop using it.
 
2013-01-24 08:55:13 AM  
FTFA: "People have been very nice, very, very supportive, very sweet about everything," she said. "I haven't had one negative comment ... one person say anything ugly."

She clearly does not have a fark handle
 
2013-01-24 08:56:10 AM  
Pig goes feral in 3 months. Just watch.
 
2013-01-24 08:57:33 AM  
How could they have a law against having a little bacon with your potato?
 
2013-01-24 09:11:13 AM  
Two things came to mind while reading the article...

1) I agree, if the pig is okay for one kid why isn't it ok for others? Would, say, a limit prevent people from having miniature pig farms in their apartment?

2) Did she buy the pig, and then look into the law?
 
j4x
2013-01-24 09:14:22 AM  

orbister: "Retarded" is as offensive a term as the n-word you all wet your knickers over. Stop using it.


I was wondering when the social justice squad would show up in this thread.
 
2013-01-24 09:14:22 AM  
It's good to see Tila Tequila getting work.
 
2013-01-24 09:20:04 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-24 09:21:05 AM  

orbister: "Retarded" is as offensive a term as the n-word you all wet your knickers over. Stop using it.


The purpose of language is to reveal and convey meaning and thought. There is nothing wrong with the word retarded, particularly when compared with euphemistic language like "differently abled" and "minimally exceptional."
 
2013-01-24 09:23:12 AM  
A little girl goes to the barber shop with her father. She stands next to the barber's chair eating a snack cake, while her dad gets his hair cut. The barber says to her, "Sweetheart, you're gonna get hair on your Twinkie." She says, "Yes, I know, and I'm gonna get boobs, too."
 
2013-01-24 09:49:36 AM  
Can the pig count to potato?
 
2013-01-24 10:00:54 AM  

JackieRabbit: Can the pig count to potato?


Pretty sure it can count to hash browns...
 
2013-01-24 10:25:37 AM  

rocinante721: The owner of a mini Juliana emotional therapy pig ...

Fark that. Get a dog.

However ... you will not board a plane without having someone with a "therapeutic dog". Seizure dog, anxiety dog, etc.

Enjoy your flight ...


RTFA. The family can't have a dog because the husband has severe allergies.
 
2013-01-24 11:12:26 AM  
Couldn't they just stick some toothpicks in a potato for legs and glue some googly eyes on it?
 
2013-01-24 11:43:32 AM  

david_gaithersburg: "therapy pig??!?!?!?! WTF, I stopped reading at that point.

And he just happens to be allergic to all other know pets in the know universe? How farking convenient, or BS.


Yeah, totally sounds like bullshiat that someone's father happens to have two of the most common allergies known to man, allergies to cats and dogs. Clearly made up. Next you'll be telling me some people have peanut allergies, or have trouble with certain detergents.
 
2013-01-24 12:02:02 PM  

DrPainMD: So much for equal protection. The law should either be struck down or enforced.


It's "equal protection for similarly situated persons."
 
2013-01-24 12:05:36 PM  

Shrapnel: Two things came to mind while reading the article...

1) I agree, if the pig is okay for one kid why isn't it ok for others? Would, say, a limit prevent people from having miniature pig farms in their apartment?

2) Did she buy the pig, and then look into the law?


1) It would be OK for similarly situated persons:  people who need a therapy animal and whose options are limited to pigs.  "Equal protection" does not mean "one size fits all."

2) Can't tell from TFA.
 
2013-01-24 12:20:11 PM  
Since folks have gotten it wrong a few times already, let me clarify:

The KID is not allergic to lots of animals. The KID'S MOM'S HUSBAND* is.

*The article did not make it clear if this man was the kid's father, so I went the long way to describe him.
 
2013-01-24 12:47:00 PM  
"emotional therapy animal"


perhaps his mom's life coach should make an appointment with an animal psychologist to further study this.
 
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