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Readers try to ferret out the truth about attacking animals and beer baron board games

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FEATURE, JANUARY 13, 2011
BOARD GAMES FOR BEER BARONS
You had us at "creative genius": It seems an overwhelming amount of creative genius going to waste here ["Bad Beer Baron: Bachelor Edition," Unreal]. Imagine if the Bad Beer Baron board-game creator had spent even half the amount of time creating this handing out clothes and blankets to the homeless.

Or feeding the hungry...

Or aiding the sick...

Or fighting injustice...

Don't get me wrong. It's a delightful parody, but if the world were to end this morning, would you want God to find you spending your time doing this?

Yes, the Busch family karma seems to have come to the door. But never in 10,000 years can it ever equate to the millions of lives which their brewery business has helped ruin.

Knock knock. Who's there? One million families ruined by the beer-barrel alcoholism that enriched five generations of Anheusers and Busches.

What does it profit a man if he gains the world but loses his soul? Let's ask him...and ourselves.

Meanwhile, give me a Beck's.
M777km777k, via the Internet

For you, we'll give 'em away: Wow, does no one have a sense of humor? This is hilarious! I would buy.
SavvytheHun, via the Internet

DAILY RFT, JANUARY 11, 2011
WHEN FERRET FANS ATTACK
A ferret fan demands DNA testing: You are so wrong about this ferret ["Ferret Attack: Missouri Infant Loses Seven Fingers to Family Pet," Chad Garrison]. I run a ferret sanctuary and have 25 ferrets at the moment. I have kept ferrets for over 30 years and have never come across anything like this.

Something else happened in that house that night. How about being a caring human and finding out what it was? Then write your story. How about suggesting the police take DNA from the child's hands and the now-dead ferret's mouth? How about helping get the father charged for throwing the ferret across the room with such force that it killed it? Then write your story.

You callous, evil, uneducated person, you know nothing about ferrets. You just did the world of ferrets sooo much harm, and you don't even care. As long as you get your crap story in print, you smile. I hate people like you.

How about doing a story on my ferrets who have been abused, kicked, burned, starved? Come see them! See my photographs that are not touched up in photo-editing programs. See my before and after photos. Then do your story — on evil people who hurt animals!

How about you earn your wages honestly, by doing good? I hope you are proud of yourself. I hope you sleep tonight.

I hope one day you get thrown across a room. I hope with all my heart that you get your just deserts!
Susan Randle Colne, United Kingdom

A ferret fan demands an autopsy: This is complete B.S.! If the ferret did this (and I want an autopsy on the poor critter), how could it have taken off seven fingers without the child making a sound?

This sounds like fraud to me. If not that, if the ferret really did it, then it's the terrible owners who are at fault.
Ronayn, via the Internet

And this ferret fan blames the parents: Now the kid's gonna grow up to be an advocate for abolishing ferrets as pets, because his parents will raise him to hate these beautiful, joyful creatures — when he should be questioning his parents as to where they were when the animal consumed his precious digits.

And why would the ferret be eating baby fingers if they were feeding it properly?

These people should have the Missouri Department of Social Services called, the children removed and be stripped of the rights to breed or own animals. Horrible parents.
Michael, via the Internet