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Monday, October 20, 2008

Poor Cub

posted by on October 20 at 16:31 PM

As we get closer to the final day, we can expect to see an escalation of this sort of madness:

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) - Police at Western Carolina University say a dead bear cub was found dumped on the campus draped with a pair of Barack Obama campaign signs.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that Tom Johnson, chief of university police, said maintenance workers reported about 7:45 a.m. Monday finding the 75-pound cub dumped at a roundabout near the Catamount statue at the entrance to campus.

Johnson said it appeared the bear cub had been shot in the head, and that two Obama signs had been stapled together and stuck over the animal’s head. Johnson was not available for further comment Monday evening.

University police called in state Wildlife Resources officials to remove the body and help in the investigation.

Bear season is under way in western North Carolina.

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that is so fucking gross. and ridiculous. and lame. and fucked up. and retarded.

Posted by onion | October 20, 2008 4:48 PM

Guess they had to use the signs they stole to wrap it up in.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 20, 2008 4:51 PM

I really dont even know how to respond to this other than. How can someone be so cruel? All I hope is that those who are responsible are convicted before they decide to assasinate someone. And WTF a cub your a bunch of spineless douchebags. Go fuck yourselves in some backwoods cabin.

Posted by Maritime Cadet | October 20, 2008 4:52 PM

y'all vote right now, y'hear?

Posted by guy | October 20, 2008 4:55 PM

This is awful. I don't want to lump all the McCain/Palin supporters into a single group, but Jesus Christ. It seems like there's been a lot of terrible things done by Republicans recently. And McCain and Palin don't see anything wrong with it. It's sad on a lot of levels.

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | October 20, 2008 4:56 PM

Killing animals for food I understand. Killing an animal to make a sign? WTF?

Posted by JenK | October 20, 2008 5:05 PM

.... was it a black bear?

Posted by sepiolida | October 20, 2008 5:15 PM

Probably a brown bear. That's what black bears used to be called way back when, @7.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 20, 2008 5:28 PM

Can they still do that once he becomes POTUS? It's certainly not going to keep anyone from voting for him.

Posted by mommabear | October 20, 2008 5:35 PM

Black bears (Ursus americanus) and brown bears (Ursus arctos) are not the same thing, Will, and never have been. They're not even all that similar. The only thing they really have in common is they're both smarter than you.

This was a black bear; arctos is scarce south of the Canadian border, and then only in the northern Rockies. I doubt there's ever been a brown bear in North Carolina.

Posted by Fnarf | October 20, 2008 5:40 PM

This is the sort of thing done by the kkk (ku klux kowards) and other low lifes.

Posted by Heather | October 20, 2008 5:44 PM

After learning that "people" kill wolves from helicopters, I didn't think anyone could do anything more despicable. I was wrong.

Posted by Mike in MO | October 20, 2008 5:52 PM

I don't understand. Is this because Obama is from Chicago and they didn't like their sports mascots?

Posted by threat down | October 20, 2008 6:06 PM

no, threat down, it's because they're willfully ignorant cousin fuckers, that's why. pray god they will be too fucked up on meth and beer to vote on november 4.

Posted by scary tyler moore | October 20, 2008 6:33 PM

I hope those bears go all Werner Herzog (or, uh, Timothy Treadwell) on those assholes.

Posted by Ariel | October 20, 2008 7:20 PM

It's because Barack Obama refused to honorably meet John McCain in a series of Townhall Meetings at the times and locations of his choosing. Otherwise, this would never have happened.

Posted by whatwhat | October 20, 2008 7:42 PM

We need guards posted outside the cuff 24/7!

Posted by AJ | October 20, 2008 7:55 PM

@10 - that was a reference, Fnarf, and if you'd lived anywhere or studied US History, you would have clued in.

We call them colored bears now - or bears of color.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 20, 2008 9:44 PM


Not trying to get into the field identification of bears debate, but I suspect that the loathsome racist fucks who killed it didn't know or care whether it was a brown or black bear - they just knew it wasn't white.


OK, that made me laugh.

Posted by Mr. X | October 21, 2008 12:36 AM

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