A man from Little Rock, Arkansas was awarded $14,500 and medical expenses after being bitten on the buttocks by his next door neighbors beagle. The beagle was on a chain in its owners fenced-in yard, as was the man. The award was less than sought because the jury felt that the man who, at the time, was shooting the animal repeatedly with a pellet gun might have provoked the dog.
‘Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.’ Albert Einstein
‘Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.’ Albert Einstein
‘I read somewhere that 77 per cent of all the mentally ill live in poverty. Actually, I’m more intrigued by the 23 per cent who are apparently doing quite well for themselves.’ Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead)
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49 thoughts on “Weirdness”
Infinite stupidity… Truth. It is everywhere!!
Have yourself a peach of a weekend, Sandee! big hugs xoxo
It is indeed everywhere. 🙂
It's a strange world Isn't it LOL
Have a tanfabulous day Sandee :-h
It's a very strange world Steve. 🙂
Weirdness is the perfect title, either that or stupidity.
Either one will do Rhonda. 🙂
What??? Didn't the Beagle get a reward???
No, and the Beagle should have got all the money. 🙂
I think the beagle should have filed a counter claim.
Me too Ann. That jury didn't get this right. 🙂
Yup those are a little on the weird side. That guy shooting the dog should go to jail. Good ones Sandee, you and Zane have a great day. Big hugs to Little Bit.
I agree Marg. That guy should have gone to jail for animal cruelty. 🙂
The beagle should have had a better lawyer.
Have a great Saturday Sandee and say hi to Zane & Little Bit.
I agree Paul. The attorney for the bad guy must have done a really good job. 🙂
Know I understand relativity!
Yep, it's just this simple Joe. 🙂
roche' said to tell you he's feeling a tiny bit better and if i bring him ice cream and cake in bed he'll be as good as new. i'm going to go ride that pink bike now and hope i don't fall on my bee-hind.
I think he was just mad because you went on a cruise and he stayed home. That's what I think. 🙂
What is stupid is awarding a guy an money at all for getting bit by a dog under those circumstances. If that's for real, I'm amazed!
I agree Jean. It's plain crazy is what it is. 🙂
Einstein's comments are superb!
Have a great weekend!
They are indeed. He was a brilliant man. 🙂
Yikes! I don't where to start… stupidity lends me an infinite source of replies.
Me too, but there are so many of these kinds of things happening. It boggles the mind. 🙂
There is much stupidity in the legal system with that award.
Have a super boating weekend. Big hugs, honey…
Yep, there are stupid people that hang out in the courthouse indeed.
We're enjoying our boat. Thanks honey. 🙂
Ha! I agree with Ann! Where is the Beagle's rights. Stupid people out there…well, he'll get his. Karma is a bitch and what comes around, goes around…getting his arse bitten was only the beginning of his ill fortune.
I love both Einstein quotes – and completely agree!
Wishing you a fab weekend, Sandee! xoxoxo
Yes, he'll get his. What comes around usually goes around, but often not quickly enough. 🙂
And what's really sad is you can't make stupid illegal.
It's a shame isn't it. 🙂
As usual, I had fun reading this. But really? those quotes drive home. 😉
Yes they do. 🙂
I support the beagle 😉
I do too Mike. 🙂
why the heck did that nasty human get even .01 cent?
I don't know because he sure shouldn't have. 🙂
The beagle was on a chain in its owners fenced-in yard, as was the man.
OK, why was the main chained in the neighbor's yard?
Well, that's the way it was worded and I didn't change it. I'm guessing they meant that the bad guy was in the dogs yard. 🙂
That brave beagle should definitely get an award, along with free kibble for the rest of his life! Humanity just never ceases to amaze me…
I just can't understand why that guy was awarded anything. He was being very mean to that dog. 🙂
I think the man should have been awarded a few shots from the beagle.
I agree Binky. 🙂
Well if they were going to have to pay out anyway, too bite the Beagle didn't do more harm. 😉
I agree with that. Perhaps if he wasn't tied up he would have done better. 🙂
$14,500?-unbelievable! Weirdness indeed 🙂
In America this happens so often. 🙂
As far as I’m concerned, he shouldn’t have been in someone’s backyard without their permission, shouldn’t have been shooting the dog with pellets so he shouldn’t have gotten any money and in fact should have paid the vet bills for the beagle plus extra for emotional suffering and pay for the beagle’s lawyer for suing. That would have taught him to stay out of people’s backyards and not to shoot animals, especially not to shoot animals in their home. I think the jury was crazy for giving him anything. I hope the beagle’s family appealed and countersued.
It boggles the mind. Boggles the mind. I can’t imagine shooting at a dog with a pellet gun. This guy is a whack job. Just saying. 👿
Totally agree with you