Animals Can't Talk

More than a few are beginning to think that animals are human beings.

Signs that read “Deer Crossing” and the like are going to continue to pop up throughout our country including Avon Lake, but who are these signs for? Deer cannot read, do not obey the law and probably will cross where they wish. Although adorable companions, it is hard to remember the last time that the news reported an animal talking, thinking or providing significant input for the benefit of society. Yet, these signs cost taxpayers like so much of government.

Dogs, cats,  whales, seals and deer are animals that might enhance a human’s life, but all cannot read, write or think. They are animals. Yes, people dress them, buy them extravagant blinge and do other strange things with them; however, animals are not human. They are on this earth like trees to make humans’ lives better. As humans we must be kind to them, eat them when hungry, feed them when they are, but remember they are here to enhance our lives.  Besides, it appears that this gesture of kindness to animals does not extend human to human. This President’s  Obamacare appears to welcome abortion of innocent babies. It is painful to think that there are those who  cry for seals while Obamacare  never blinks an eye at abortion.

Somewhere the advancement of society has been limited by animals and the unscientific malarkey of loons. America has had to halt drilling, construction, experiments for medicine and cosmetics  and much that might benefit humans.

Yes, signs are important-- to humans; “Stop” signs, and others are more than just costly decorations  scattered along  the roadways. However, depending on the school district,  most humans can read them, but animals not so much.

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Pete Plumley February 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM
SARCASM! Geez, what's wrong with you people..............
J Oliver February 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM
No kidding. Recent research proves that the average dog has the same level of intelligence that an average three-year-old human child does. Kathleen O'Brien Wilhelm, on the other hand, could easily be outwitted by a sea sponge.
Pete Plumley February 18, 2013 at 12:45 AM
.. man, that stopped the whole thing ..
Mr. Sam February 18, 2013 at 01:18 AM
Not Sarcasm...honestly, if I were the editor of this site I would be embarrassed that this uneducated rant is actually in "print" in my publication. I guess they must be desperate for clicks and will let this women do whatever because it gets a reaction out of people.
Patty A February 18, 2013 at 01:34 AM
Fact check indeed. Had Ms, Wilhelm ever spent 5 minutes around animals, she would know that ducks, geese, pigs, cows, dogs, cats and virtually ever other animal "talks." They just don't speak her particular language. Then again, it would not be to our interests to try and decipher what other animals are actually saying -- especially when they might talk about us. That might compel us to examine and access our entire value system, as well as our prejudices, tyranny and injustices towards others not like us. "Ignorance is bliss" the apparent credo of Ms. Wilhelm and too many others.
Santa Claus February 18, 2013 at 01:37 AM
Rudolph and Blitzen, you should be aware that spending company time surfing the web and commenting on articles is a waste of resources and strictly forbidden. Please report to HR in the morning.
bob duke February 18, 2013 at 01:38 AM
I must ask... is Kathleen really as stunned as it appears about ... the deers cant read remarks or is this a gag...i find it hard to belive that anyone would publish this much stupidity and ignorance...... just asking !!!!!!
David Deguerra February 18, 2013 at 02:01 AM
So we all know this was on Gawker and it's obvious that there's a lot of out of towners posting here. In Avon Lake the talk is whether or not to kill the deer and it has been for years. Posting the signs is saying "keep the deer", but many people support killing the deer which are everywhere. Too bad people are so mean on here, jumping on without knowing any of the back story. We ALL know including Kathleen the deer can't read I think the point is why cater to the deer, let's just get rid of them. Or maybe she is being funny, but we probably should have signs anywhere in the areas the deer are just to save the cars.
Patty A February 18, 2013 at 02:17 AM
LOL, good one! Wilhelm contends that animals "can't think." Then what compels the deer to cross the road?
Jen G February 18, 2013 at 02:21 AM
I am not an out of Townes, lived here over 30 years. The majority of the people want to kill all the deer?? Really??? Kathleen is serious in her thoughts on this. The deer signs are hardly a waste of money. You will never eliminate all of the deer. I thinks it's money we'll spent if it prevents a few accidents each year. Why "cater" to the deer?? Who is doing that?? Are you serious?? Putting up a sign to warn motorists is "catering"?? Wow...your arguments are as valid as Kathleen's. Unfortunately she was not trying to be funny....that's the scary part!!
Jen G February 18, 2013 at 02:21 AM
Pete Plumley February 18, 2013 at 02:22 AM
.. it absolutely IS sarcasm... whether you like it or not.
exhibit A February 18, 2013 at 02:27 AM
Her last paragraph deflates the phony "sarcasm" excuse.She summarizes and restates her main points. The article is consistent with her previous articles- it comes across to readers as sincere.
Jen G February 18, 2013 at 02:28 AM
Sure it is....unfortunately I know otherwise. She has made her thoughts on deer very clear in the past. You obviously know her well, therefore I put you in the same category as her....nuts!
Pete Plumley February 18, 2013 at 03:23 AM
.. never heard of her til today when I saw this torrent of vitriol mostly from folks who have no context or sense of humor .. too many deer are dangerous, sorry.. I'd say.she was trying to lighten the argument, but, apparently the point was missed.....not recognizing sarcasm is a dangerous lack of understanding.
Jen G February 18, 2013 at 03:28 AM
I have a sense of humor....I found it hysterical! Not recognizing ignorance is even more dangerous!
Lori E. Switaj February 18, 2013 at 03:36 AM
Comments are now closed.
Starbug February 18, 2013 at 05:42 AM
This is a joke, right?
Butch Pansy February 18, 2013 at 05:45 AM
Gary Rupert, is that you?
Kernan Coleman February 18, 2013 at 06:42 AM
Pure comedy gold.
Kernan Coleman February 18, 2013 at 06:46 AM
A masterpiece of unintended hilarity.
Shea W February 18, 2013 at 07:57 AM
As a native Ohioan and current expat, I often find myself having to explain my countrymen's strange sense of humor to non-Americans. However, explaining sheer wilful ignorance is a horse of a different color. I am embarassed for north-central Ohio, for America, and frankly for the human race.
YaFen Shen February 18, 2013 at 08:19 AM
Cancel that. Comments reopened. (Nice try lady.)
David Cook February 18, 2013 at 09:42 AM
Wait! Don't close the comments yet, this is too much fun.
Concerned Citizen February 18, 2013 at 01:39 PM
Concerned Citizen February 18, 2013 at 01:41 PM
Concerned Citizen February 18, 2013 at 01:53 PM
Well said, J Oliver! The fact that an average adult dog has about the same intelligence level as a three-year-old human has been known for decades. And the cognitive skills of many other animals are far greater than the mouth-breathers like Ms. Wilhelm can wrap their (pin)heads around, as well.
Rhonda Lee Starr February 18, 2013 at 02:10 PM
LOL. where the hell is Avon Lake and what in the world is in the water there?
Anne February 18, 2013 at 02:39 PM
In Pennsylvania not so long ago, a car struck a deer that was crossing the road. Deer can be very large, and this one weighed 600 pounds. All four people in the car were killed. Maybe a deer crossing sign might have helped? Oh no, of course, deer can't read, so it would have been a waste of taxpayers' money.
Hugh Hendry July 16, 2013 at 12:01 PM
This comment re animals not being able to read....also applies to some bloggers. Is there any way this particular blogger can be blocked from spewing ignorance????


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