Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Equal rights for dogs with five legs

Abraham Lincoln reputedly once asked "If you call a tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have?"

Just moments ago, legislation was signed into law by the usual suspects, granting equal rights to five-legged dogs serving in the US K-9 Corps. Said legislation brought to an end years of repressive discrimination excluding five-legged dogs from openly identifying their uniquely gifted status and allowing them now, for the first time in American history, to serve openly with pride. Five-legged partners of five-legged service dogs will now be able to apply for full spousal benefits (veterinary insurance coverage, etc.) previously available only to four-legged dogs with tails. This is the dawn of a new day in K-9 civil rights that should make the hearts of red-blooded Americans swell with pride. Woof-woof!

Never mind the small detail of Lincoln's totally bigoted remark: "Calling a dog's tail a leg doesn't make it a leg."

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Bravo!

Anonymous said...

Red-nosed reindeer don't need a separate corps. "Separate but equal" must end.

Confitebor said...

Yes, "separate but equal" must end for homosexuals -- it should just be "separate," period. If they want to serve in the military, or be Scout leaders, or be near our children, etc., let them get treatment for their psychosexual disorder first.