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Election by animals

Dogs are often better judges of character than most people
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You can tell a lot about a someone by how dogs react to them. Whether the reaction is loving acceptance, fearful cowering, or snarling attacks - their instincts are usually pretty good.

I wouldn’t vote for a candidate who even dogs couldn’t like*. So even if the election can’t entirely decided by dogs, every presidential debate should include some dogs on the moderator panel.

* A recent NY Times article about Joe Biden’s dogs mentioned that the former guy was the first prez in over a century who *didn’t* have any pets. Put whatever construction you like on that, but I think it was equal parts that he could never care about anyone but himself - and that most dogs would turn on him even if he was handing out bacon.

a1, May 01 2021

Monkey mascot elected mayor http://news.bbc.co....olitics/1965569.stm
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       [Checks bacon in pocket] OK Bob, let's go meet the voters.
Skewed, May 01 2021
  

       Maybe we could put horses on the panel as well. Just as smart, and vegetarians - to balance out the electorate.   

       Put some carrots and apples in your other pocket, Bob.
a1, May 01 2021
  

       I had a cat, an orange medium length hair female, that had been with me for a couple of years. She was perfectly well behaved.   

       I let a woman move in with me that, in hindsight, I should not have. Years later it ended in me getting financially and emotionally strip-mined.   

       Anyway, a few weeks into her residency I came home and she told me that my cat had made eye contact with her, held it while she walked across the bed to her pillow, and peed on it. I should have taken my cat's counsel more seriously.
normzone, May 01 2021
  

       lol .. that was just jealousy & territoriality [norm] not a judgement of her moral worth .. all she was telling her was "this is MY pillow & MY person, mine" not anything to do with any opinion of her being a bad person or anything.
Skewed, May 01 2021
  

       Is alpha wolf leaders what the world needs?
wjt, May 02 2021
  

       Have you considered the tendency of dogs to reinforce the prejudices of their owners?
pertinax, May 02 2021
  

       Cats are great judges of people.
xenzag, May 02 2021
  

       //Have you considered the tendency of dogs to reinforce the prejudices of their owners?//   

       It can go both ways, pretty much as often as they'll respond to micro signals of body language from their owner that say "I don't like this guy" they'll respond to micro signals from the stranger that say "I like you & I want to play", I like animals & consequently most reasonably well socialised dogs tend to respond to me well regardless of what the owner might think.
Skewed, May 02 2021
  

       + woof woof   

       Could have a Receiving line where the candidates walk past the dogs and then their reactions are gauged towards each candidate.
xandram, May 02 2021
  

       So dog pheromones for all?
Voice, May 04 2021
  

       [normzone] //I let a woman move in with me... Anyway, a few weeks into her residency I came home and she told me that my cat had made eye contact with her, held it while *she* walked across the bed to her pillow, and peed on it.//

Could you please clarify to whom the highlighted pronoun refers?
hippo, May 04 2021
  

       [Rofles, rofles some more, chokes, stops rofling to recover, recovers, rofles some more]
Skewed, May 04 2021
  

       // dog pheromones for all? // only if we're interest in seeing how a candidate responds to the dog humping their leg.
a1, May 04 2021
  

       What happens if they write in their own candidate ?
bigsleep, May 04 2021
  

       // write in their own candidate? // How, by raising a leg? That kind of write in might be read as for or against,
a1, May 04 2021
  

       //she* walked across the bed to her pillow, and peed on it.// Quote from Donald Trump's diary? - Just thought I'd throw him back into the mix, as I'm working on a new Trump idea! Ha
xenzag, May 07 2021
  


 

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