“I wonder.... do you ask this question about any family members of the Republican party? I believe these stories about Obama's family members are only brought about for one reason.... I'm confident you're smart enough to guess what that reason might be.”
“But clearly your explanation is so much more plausible than what pretty much everyone else has generally concluded. You must be quite the genius to see what so many others cannot. We bow and defer to your all-encompassing knowledge O mighty one.”
“Shocking that you're actually defending the guy. Whatever he was doing it was clearly inexcusable.”
NikitaAhn on Dec 31, 2011 at 19:05:50
“It seems pretty clear it was an ACCIDENT. You really think he wanted his dog and son to go over a cliff? I'm not "defending" anyone - I was pointing out the fact that many people in these comments seemed to feel the need to condemn him as some littering, irresponsible monster based on a very sparse sentence and little information. I was pointing out the fact that it's very likely he was not littering, but just playing a game with the dog. That fact changes the scenario a great deal, obviously.
Do you even see the ridiculousness of a statement like "whatever he was doing was clearly inexcusable"? You don't even know WHAT he was doing but you're condemning him. How does that make sense?
I was not defending him, I was offering an alternate and likely explanation for his behavior, one that is not as irresponsible as the one most of you seem to be suggesting. Can you not see the difference between someone thoughtlessly tossing garbage over a cliff, and someone who was playing a game with his dog and accidentally threw the bottle off-course?
What's sad is that so often people in these comments take one tiny piece of incomplete information and decide it's sufficient evidence to condemn a complete stranger. And once their mind is made up it seems anyone offering an alternate possibility or view is "shocking".”
Apparently the moral of the story is: don't litter, you could lose a pet or, worse, a child.”
NikitaAhn on Dec 31, 2011 at 00:24:58
“See my comment to Rational Thought Plz - I know lots of dogs that LOVE to chew on or fetch bottles. They seem to like the way they crunch when they chew on them. Considering that the dog was clearly chasing the bottle, I would guess that he was tossing it for the dog to fetch as a game and it accidentally went over the cliff (with the poor pup following). Wind, poor aim, the inherent difficulty in throwing a plastic bottle accurately, all could have contributed to it going over. He might not have been littering at all.”
“My dad has a bat that has made a roost in his front entry. Unfortunately the mudwasps like that space too. Luckily, it's cold enough to drive the wasps away so the bat can claim the space again :)”
peegan on Dec 11, 2011 at 16:54:15
“Oh the wasps. I had them last spring in the exact same spot on a spring wreath. I saw something brown in the wreath and at first thought it was some pine straw that had got caught in it. I was about to reach in to remove it when i realized it was dozens of wasps lined up like soldiers in the inside back of the wreath. I think i almost passed out it scared me so bad.”