No Balls in La-La Land LA City Council takes a dive for HSUS, PeTA Pet owners sold down the river by their elected officials The L A City Council voted 10 to one to mandate pediatric gonadectomies for all pet dogs and cats in the City of L. A. yesterday. Pre-pubescent pups and kittens are slated to get the knife in the City of Angeles because public servants, on the public's payroll, turned a deaf ear to their own constituents. (The February 1 vote requires a second reading, scheduled for next week, to be binding.) Say what? Bob Barker calls the shots in Los Angeles? Looks like retired game show hosts, not voting pet owners, rule in L. A. Bob Barker, whose private foundation has donated millions of dollars for spay and neuter services [said] "Mandatory spay-neuter is a necessity. . . We need legislation." Who died and appointed a show biz millionaire the King of L. A.? Huh? Or was it Bob's bankroll that got the City Council's attention? City Councilmember Richard Alarcón: tissue-thin Democratic Party values Just as Democratic Louisville City Councilwoman Cheri Bryant-Hamilton sponsored Louisville's dirty war on dogs and enabled Metro Louisville Animal Control to target and discriminate against "poor people", LA proposal sponsor Richard Alarcon hasn't thought twice about who's going to get the knife first: residents of his own working-class district. Democrat Alarcón's "moral responsibility" doesn't extend to working class pet owners Richard Alarcón was brought up by working class parents who taught him the value of hard work, the importance of standing up for what is right and the moral responsibility to help those who are less fortunate. Gag me with a spoon. Since when is ignoring the vigorous protests of pet owners, and insisting on the drastic surgical removal of chunks of their pets "helpful"? No equal enforcement of the law in La-la Land LA officials are promising that enforcement of the L A ordinance is supposed to be "complaint driven." Anybody want to bet on who's going to drop a dime on who first? Animal Services General Manager Ed Boks and Co. will go after the lowest hanging fruit: the poor, blacks and hispanics, and the pit bull owners. And good luck to you, pilgrim, if you happen to be all three and you live in Los Angeles. There's already a dime with your name on it in Ed Bok's back pocket. Banging on doors, searching for testicles: Democratic Party SOP? What goes around, comes around. Do I have to vote for a Republican to avoid supporting patsies for PeTA, HSUS and the ASPCA? In this election year, things are looking grim for traditional Democratic voters like me. I was born to vote the Democratic ticket, but man, I'm not liking what I'm seeing. I support funded, voluntary spay-neuter programs. I support public policy based on fact, not fiction. I support civil rights. Which Democrat is going to protect me, and my dog, from the Bob Barkers and Gilles Meloches of the world? Huh? November is getting closer and closer. There will be some very tough choices made by hamburger-eating, dog-loving Dems like me.