Democratic Operative's Cat SLAUGHTERED, 'Liberal' Painted On Corpse

I just want to say that this is freaking disgusting, and I am more appalled that this happened in the 3rd district of Arkansas; where I live! I don't care what your political beliefs are, there is absolutely no excuse for animal abuse. Especially when it is a child's pet!

WASHINGTON -- The race for the Arkansas' third congressional district
took a gruesome turn on Sunday, when the campaign manager for
Democratic challenger Ken Aden came home and found his cat slaughtered
with the word "liberal" painted on the corpse.

According to a press release sent out by the Aden campaign, "The
family pet, an adult, mixed-breed Siamese cat, had one side of its head
bashed in to the point the cat's eyeball was barely hanging from its
socket. The perpetrators scrawled 'liberal' across the cat's body and
left it on the doorstep of [Jacob] Burris' house."

Burris, Aden's campaign manager, told The Huffington Post that it was
his 5-year-old son who first saw the atrocity. He had taken his
children out to fill the family car with gas before going to church, and
the young boy was the first one out of the vehicle when they returned.

Burris has contacted the FBI and is further pursuing the matter with
local law enforcement. The police officer who originally investigated
the matter, according to Burris, said he wasn't sure whether the cat's
killing could be construed as a threat. He was planning to file a report
and said he would note that Burris was Aden's campaign manager.

Burris, however, said he had no doubt that this incident was meant as a threat.

"Absolutely," he told The Huffington Post. "There's a pretty strong
fringe here, but it's never really been personal like this," he added.

Aden, a veteran of the war in Iraq, said in a statement, "To kill a
child's pet is just unconscionable. As a former combat soldier, I've
seen the best of humanity and the worst of humanity. Whoever did this is
definitely part of the worst of humanity."

Aden made clear that he did not believe Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.) or
anyone involved with his campaign were involved in the incident, and
Beau Walker, Womack's campaign manager, strongly condemned it.

"The thought of brutalizing any animal to make a political statement,
no matter what that statement is, is beyond any standard of decency,"
he told The Huffington Post. "The person or people, if there was more
than one, who are responsible -- they definitely need to be held
accountable to the fullest extent of the law. There should be no
tolerance in our political discussion here in this nation for this kind
of behavior."

Aden is the only Democrat currently challenging Womack.

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  • Ruby Dear - The Grifter of ... 2012/01/23 22:12:20
    Ruby Dear - The Grifter of PHAET
    Can people please realise that difference of opinion does not justify this kind of hatred? An innocent animal slaughtered to send a political message. Way to convince people that we need to think like you.

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  • Ty ~ PHAET 2012/01/25 03:42:14
    Ty ~ PHAET
    Pretty goddamn neanderthalic, if you ask me.
  • Dum Luk 2012/01/24 15:33:34
    Dum Luk
    When I saw this article posted on Yahoo, the first thought to enter my mind was the SodaHead site and all the evil, mentally disturbed and hate-filled conservatives on it.

    I could imagine most of them committing this act without blinking, before they merrily drove to church to show what a good person they were.

    I also thought that if any mention of this event appeared here, conservatives would attempt to redirect the implied blame and accuse a liberal of doing it as a sort of "false flag" operation, the way they blame Obama for all of Bush's screw-ups then whine about him "blaming Bush."

    Sure enough—boom—there it is, the first comment I see, just below mine.

    This is why I've avoided the site for months now. I originally joined it hoping to take the role of the deus ex machina, but their minds are just too stubbornly closed.
  • Leantom... Dum Luk 2012/01/24 22:45:52
    Leantom, the Economic Rationalist
    I'm glad to see you read my response before giving an opinion.
  • Melizmatic Dum Luk 2012/01/25 16:50:31
    Good luck with that, mate.

    Most members minds are already made up, about pretty much everything.

    I'm only here to be entertained by the never ending lunacy.
  • WolfEyes Dum Luk 2012/02/29 22:41:20
    I'm not a hate filled conservative or neo-con. I consider myself a moderate republican, leaning towards libertarian.
  • Leantom, the Economic Ratio... 2012/01/24 08:52:27
    Leantom, the Economic Rationalist
    Damn, leftists will even slaughter their own pets to arose public sympathy.

    And you'd think they get enough votes by giving their supporters other people's money.
  • Melicio... Leantom... 2012/01/24 18:06:09
    Melicious Kiss of PHAET
    You're disgusting.
  • Leantom... Melicio... 2012/01/24 22:44:02
    Leantom, the Economic Rationalist
    I'm cute.

  • Melicio... Leantom... 2012/01/24 22:46:08
  • Leantom... Melicio... 2012/01/24 22:47:27
    Leantom, the Economic Rationalist
    Damn, stop showing that girl pictures of your kin.
  • Melicio... Leantom... 2012/01/24 22:49:34
    Melicious Kiss of PHAET
    Did you just say "kin"?
  • Leantom... Melicio... 2012/01/24 22:52:24 (edited)
    Leantom, the Economic Rationalist
    would you prefer I said 'kinship'?
  • Melicio... Leantom... 2012/01/24 22:53:19
    Melicious Kiss of PHAET
    o.O family??
  • Leantom... Melicio... 2012/01/24 22:53:52
    Leantom, the Economic Rationalist
    i suggest buying a dictionary.
  • Melicio... Leantom... 2012/01/24 23:43:06
    Melicious Kiss of PHAET
    kin [kin] noun 

    a person's relatives collectively; kinfolk.
    family relationship or kinship.
    a group of persons descended from a common ancestor or constituting a family, clan, tribe, or race.
    a relative or kinsman.


    kin·ship   [kin-ship]
    the state or fact of being of kin; family relationship.

    WHO exactly should consult a dictionary?
  • Leantom... Melicio... 2012/01/24 23:44:44
    Leantom, the Economic Rationalist
    Read def. 2 under kin.
  • Leantom... Melicio... 2012/01/24 23:47:35
    Leantom, the Economic Rationalist
    kin (noun)

    2. Family relationship or kinship.
  • Melicio... Leantom... 2012/01/25 00:11:04
    Melicious Kiss of PHAET
    Yes, i read it when i posted it.
  • Leantom... Melicio... 2012/01/25 01:17:12
    Leantom, the Economic Rationalist

    kin = kinship

    Why would you post "family?" after I posted "kin" if you already knew what kin meant?
  • Melicio... Leantom... 2012/01/25 02:39:42
    Melicious Kiss of PHAET
    Kin means family. Kinship means "the state of fact of being kin; family relationship."

    In other words. Family.
  • Leantom... Melicio... 2012/01/25 02:49:03 (edited)
    Leantom, the Economic Rationalist

    If you already knew that kinship and kin referred to biological relatives, why did you state "family?" as if you didn't know what kin meant?
  • Melicio... Leantom... 2012/01/25 02:50:10
    Melicious Kiss of PHAET
    I was clarifying that you were trying and failing to insult my family.
  • Leantom... Melicio... 2012/01/25 02:53:30
    Leantom, the Economic Rationalist
    Why would you need clarification if you already knew what 'kin' meant?

  • Melicio... Leantom... 2012/01/25 02:54:55
    Melicious Kiss of PHAET
    That's me. Silly all the time.

    eye roll gif
  • Leantom... Melicio... 2012/01/25 02:56:38
    Leantom, the Economic Rationalist
    ok, have a great day and don't kill your pets to arose sympathy.

    You already have mine.
  • Melicio... Leantom... 2012/01/25 02:59:13
  • Leantom... Melicio... 2012/01/25 06:27:13
    Leantom, the Economic Rationalist
    Grammar's fine.

    You did get me on a typographical error, though.

    Oh well, getting in the 90% percentile on the qualitative portion of the GRE and getting into a top-10 pharmaceutical sciences program is good enough for me.

  • Melicio... Leantom... 2012/01/25 15:31:29
    Melicious Kiss of PHAET
    Except it's what you used in your OP as well. That's not a typo.
  • Melizmatic Melicio... 2012/01/25 16:47:23
  • Leantom... Melicio... 2012/01/25 20:26:58
    Leantom, the Economic Rationalist
    Forgive me, it was rather late when I was typing.

    It's not a word I commonly see in my scientific review papers. If I ever omit a vowel, be sure to note it.
  • BattleB... Leantom... 2012/01/25 19:25:51 (edited)
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    Interesting, you say you're in the 90th percentile on the qualitative portion of the GRE and you're getting into a top 10 program and yet you used a wordier version of an insult no junior school kid would be seen dead using.

    Just as well that, 99% of the time, we can say anything we want to on the internet without having to answer for it, isn't it?
  • Leantom... BattleB... 2012/01/25 20:29:33
    Leantom, the Economic Rationalist
    I'm sorry, but if you consider your comment concise or witty, then you've got serious intellectual deficiencies.

    I calculate your writing proficiency to be at the fourth-grade level at best.
  • BattleB... Leantom... 2012/01/25 20:35:42
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    I'm sure they are, but my point still stands :)
  • Leantom... BattleB... 2012/01/25 20:37:05
    Leantom, the Economic Rationalist
    If you think so.

    I won't lose sleep over your opinion.
  • BattleB... Leantom... 2012/01/25 20:40:14
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    Oh thats a relief, I thought I had upset another delusional nut job with an ego the size of a planet.... oh wait....
  • Leantom... BattleB... 2012/01/25 20:44:05
    Leantom, the Economic Rationalist
    Alright, Mr.

    There are times when responding to people become superfluous.

    You can have the last word.
  • BattleB... Leantom... 2012/01/25 20:48:21
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    Ah, another user who claims to have better things to do and yet keeps on responding. Excellent xD
  • The Pot... Leantom... 2012/01/25 18:27:38
    The Potato Princess
    Kinship means family relationship.
  • Leantom... The Pot... 2012/01/25 20:30:36
    Leantom, the Economic Rationalist
    Yes, I know.
  • BattleB... Leantom... 2012/01/25 16:53:01
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    Witty. I'm sure 6 year olds everywhere are marvelling at your intellectual prowess

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