The American Mastodon isn't quite sure what to make of the fairly recent news that an approximate 15,000 dogs will be gassed in Athens before the start of the Olympics. Of course the AM is an animal lover; being an animal himself, he is sympathetic to their plight.
However, in harder times, the idea of drowning a few pups, or putting an arthritic cur out of his misery through the declarative end of double-barreled shotgun, was an almost merciful act. How is gassing 15,000 stray dogs any different than shipping them off to the pound and putting them down with a quick injection? Before you snap to judgement, all you do-gooders and self-professed animal lovers, at the situation in Greece, think to yourself why you have not been in a tizzy that millions of animals are killed here in America all the time, whether for lameness, manginess, or dirty-rottedness. I would implore you all to look within yourself:
I'm looking at the man in the mirror / I'm asking him to chaayaange his ways
Also, as Analogcabin Jones heads off to the West Coast, I'll be taking over again at The Spoonbender, our nation's last bastion of truth, hope, and sacrifice.