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Campaign Manager’s Cat Killed, Spray-Painted “Liberal”
Benton County Daily Record ^ | 1/23/12 | Misty Gittings

Posted on 01/24/2012 4:21:42 PM PST by EBH

A cat belonging to 3rd Congressional District candidate Ken Aden’s campaign manager was killed Sunday. The cat’s corpse was spray-painted with the word “liberal.”

Jacob Burris, Aden’s campaign manager since October, said his four children discovered the cat dead on the front porch when the family arrived at their Russellville home Sunday.

Aden said the incident is disgusting.

“This individual must have had a screw loose in the head,” Aden said today. “It’s just wrong, any way you slice it.”

Burris filed an incident report with the Russellville Police Department and has contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Aden said.

Josh McMillan, department public information officer, said officials had no leads or suspect information. If information on a suspect is developed, officers will treat the incident as an animal cruelty case, he said.

“Right now we have no other reports of this happening,” McMillan said, “but we plan to step up patrols in the area to make sure it is an isolated event.”

Aden said he doesn’t intend to the let the incident affect the campaign.

“All across the country, people are fed up with politics, but we have to stay above the fray,” he said.

The 33-year-old Russellville Democrat is running for the seat held by Republican Rep. Steve Womack of Rogers. Womack is seeking re-election.

The general election is Nov. 6.


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I hope they find who did this... Then do the same to him.

This is not how to make a political statement.

1 posted on 01/24/2012 4:21:47 PM PST by EBH
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To: EBH

Yes, it’s pretty bad.


2 posted on 01/24/2012 4:23:38 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: EBH

I’m betting he did it himself.


3 posted on 01/24/2012 4:24:13 PM PST by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: EBH

Musta been a really big cat...


4 posted on 01/24/2012 4:24:43 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: EBH

Does Tawana Brawley have an alibi?


5 posted on 01/24/2012 4:25:14 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: EBH

Dollars to donuts this is a leftist pig (aka stupid and envious person) trying to garner sympathy, which is their MO.


6 posted on 01/24/2012 4:25:34 PM PST by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: EBH

This is a really nasty thing to do. When I hear about these things, the first thing I think of is that the liberals do it to themselves so they can accuse the conservatives. But I hate to point the finger at anyone on this, without some evidence.


7 posted on 01/24/2012 4:26:23 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Godebert
"I’m betting he did it himself."

That was my first thought.

8 posted on 01/24/2012 4:26:23 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: EBH

How the hell do you spray paint ‘Liberal’ on a cat?
Airbrush?

This sounds like a lefty created ‘media event’ showing right wing hate.

Sadly, the kitty will be overlooked in the big picture.


9 posted on 01/24/2012 4:27:34 PM PST by pgobrien (God save me from 'good' people.)
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To: Redbob

I was thinking the same. I’ve used cans of spray paint before and you would have a tough time painting the whole word on a cat.


10 posted on 01/24/2012 4:27:34 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: EBH

Sounds like a phony story to gain sympathy.


11 posted on 01/24/2012 4:28:12 PM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: EBH

It certainly isn’t the way to make a statement, this doesn’t seem like something a tea party’er would do either.


12 posted on 01/24/2012 4:28:35 PM PST by Tony O (hibobbi!)
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To: EBH

Republicans hate cats.

... and Children..


13 posted on 01/24/2012 4:30:32 PM PST by Smogger
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To: cripplecreek

One less Democrat for Obama.


14 posted on 01/24/2012 4:32:00 PM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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Why was this reported to the FBI? I don’t see where killing a cat qualifies for federal intervention. Typical leftist reaction.


15 posted on 01/24/2012 4:32:27 PM PST by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: Godebert

I am not sure he did it himself, but my first thought was a liberal committed the crime.

Just like in all the other cases ...it turns out the unhinged person is a liberal themselves.


16 posted on 01/24/2012 4:32:50 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: EBH

If someone killed his cat that someone should be punished severely. However, to immediately blame the party of your opponent is knee-jerk hatred. Remember, it was just a year ago when the MSM and all the lefty pundits came storming out blaming Sarah Palin and Republicans for shooting Gabby Giffords, when in fact the perp was one of their own: a lefty nut case.


17 posted on 01/24/2012 4:32:50 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: EBH

Seems like this kind of thing happens all the time now - a spray painted swastika here, a noose hanging from a tree there - and most times it turns out to have been done by the victim to make their opponents look bad.


18 posted on 01/24/2012 4:33:44 PM PST by skeeter
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To: EBH

Sympathy kill.Nothing more.


19 posted on 01/24/2012 4:34:42 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: ought-six

I agree with you.


20 posted on 01/24/2012 4:36:24 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: EBH

Thats sick, everyone knows cats are not liberal, they are independent as he!!. Hope they find out who did this...


21 posted on 01/24/2012 4:36:29 PM PST by goat granny
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To: cripplecreek
I was thinking the same. I’ve used cans of spray paint before and you would have a tough time painting the whole word on a cat.

Very easy to cut a stencil from cardboard. However, killing someones pets is beneath contempt. Start checking garbage cans in the neighborhood for discarded paint cans??

Regards,
GtG

22 posted on 01/24/2012 4:37:03 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: EBH

Not to worry, cat’s have nine lives...


23 posted on 01/24/2012 4:38:06 PM PST by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: EBH

Why did the campaign manager paint liberal on his cat?

Because he couldn’t spell progressive..............


24 posted on 01/24/2012 4:38:06 PM PST by PeterPrinciple ( getting closer to the truth.................)
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To: EBH
Phony play.
Whipping up a pity party.
25 posted on 01/24/2012 4:39:13 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: EBH
To paraphrase Bugs Moran when he was asked who he thought shot those guys on Valentine's Day:

"You must be new in town. Only Obama kills like that."

26 posted on 01/24/2012 4:44:55 PM PST by jonascord (Political euthanasia would benefit the species...)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

They should check this schmuck’s credit card for $10.99 can of paint that he just bought at The Home Depot. Also check how long he owned the cat.


27 posted on 01/24/2012 4:46:22 PM PST by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: EBH

I’m guessing he did it and it isn’t even his cat.


28 posted on 01/24/2012 4:50:09 PM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Leep

Cat died of natural causes,,,,being a good liberal and never letting an opportunity go to waste, he spray painted this dead kitty and cried wolf...my guess.


29 posted on 01/24/2012 4:58:09 PM PST by I am bigjohn
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To: EBH

Hate to speculate but here in the state I live in when these types of things happen, it usually turns out to be the person reporting it that is involved....you know the noose hanging in the locker room, the keyed slurs in car paint, etc.etc. Those all were ‘perpetrated’ by the person reporting the horror. The reason given ( in each cae)....it was the only way they could bring people’s attention to this type of behavior. How is that for sick???


30 posted on 01/24/2012 4:58:22 PM PST by Nifster
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To: EBH

I want that bastard caught! Then I want to see him hung.


31 posted on 01/24/2012 4:59:13 PM PST by Ronin (Now 15 kilograms down since August last year. Hell yeah I'm bragging!)
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To: EBH

99% of such incidents are eventually revealed to be self-inflicted hoaxes. Maybe you should wait this one out and see.


32 posted on 01/24/2012 5:05:06 PM PST by wideawake
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To: EBH

As usual, we have a bunch of dumb comments about an individual’s political affiliation when it comes to a despicable incident. The POS who did this to a companion animal to make a political point is a sociopath, nothing more, and I don’t care if he/she does have an (R) behind their name.


33 posted on 01/24/2012 5:07:05 PM PST by Sarajevo (Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental)
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Oh...I am waiting and no it doesn’t matter to me if the person was a liberal, conservative, or BSL...


34 posted on 01/24/2012 5:08:25 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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Here's the alleged (late) cat belonging to Jacob Burris, the *campaign manager* of Democratic candidate Ken Aden:

From the NY Daily News, a paper of record sublimely interested in a dead house cat in Arkansas:

"... The incident shook Burris, who expressed concerns about the safety of his children.

"I knew what we were getting into running in this district, but when you have four children, it makes you feel vulnerable," he told the Daily News. "It's a very red district... you see billboards all over the place with Democratic senators' names and the hammer and sickle on some of them, calling them socialists."

Uh huh.

Interesting choice for a sound-byte: "I knew we bit off more than we can chew running in a district filled to the rim with Republican redneck savages..." --- Sounds quite contrived to me.

Sorry folks, but I've seen too many phony stories about liberals hanging nooses on their own doors, vandalizing their own cars, scribbling backwards swastikas on their faces with ballpoint pens, and many other phony 'hate crime' incidents designed to elicit political support. It's actually fairly common. It works to get headlines and knee-jerk support from outraged netizens, even if the truth is revealed later buried on page A32 in those newspapers nobody reads anymore. Liberals just DO this.

I'm thinking that dad accidentally let the cat get outside and it got smacked by a car or motorcycle. Or he accidentally killed it himself with his own car in his own driveway by turning the engine over where the fan blade killed the cat sleeping out at night under the hood like cats do all the time. Then, rather than fess up to his kids, he scribbled 'LIBERAL' on the side of the cat to score political points against his cat-murdering political opponent.

He's asking us to believe that someone psycho has it out for some political candidate's campaign manager? As if anyone even knows who he is? Please.

Watch this story, I guess. Maybe some shrewd police detective will see something that doesn't add up. Personally, I'd check for bloody cat fur under the hood of this campaign manager's car.

35 posted on 01/24/2012 5:08:52 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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I’m betting he did it himself.

Several sympathy-inducements like this have turned out to be self-inflicted. I suspect you are right. Inside job.

36 posted on 01/24/2012 5:10:55 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: EBH

Odds are, just like when we hear of hangman’s nooses found on college campuses and it almost always turns out a black person did it, the cat was “sacrificed for the good of the Progressives in America” by a liberal.


37 posted on 01/24/2012 5:13:38 PM PST by macquire
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To: The KG9 Kid

That cat looks a little pink. Maybe it’s a pinko-commie cat?


38 posted on 01/24/2012 5:16:22 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Smogger

They don’t “hate” cats and children...they love them...specially with ketchup./s


39 posted on 01/24/2012 5:16:22 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: macquire

Then there was that lib radio talk show host who fell and smashed up her face while drunk off her arse then claimed she was attacked by “right-wingers.”


40 posted on 01/24/2012 5:20:03 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: EBH

It’s obvious this is a put-up hoax. Any self-respecting right-winger would have written “COMMIE”. Seriously.

Same way I can spot Chinese-written assembly instructions or Nigerian Prince with a fortune for you to help him get out of the country for a mere $10K... The malaprop words always give it away.


41 posted on 01/24/2012 5:23:34 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: EBH

I thought about shooting one when my youngest was in heat: the dogs took care of that ( poor ole Traveling Tom didn’t know that stuff will kill him ).


42 posted on 01/24/2012 5:23:47 PM PST by waterhill (Keep your boogerhooker off the bangswitch!)
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To: EBH

Uh, wait a second...

Not saying it didn’t happen - just that’d be mighty hard to spray paint seven letters with any kind of spray tool other than an airbrush or detailer. On top of that, fur is a pretty lousy surface to get precision lines of any kind.

This smells fishy (not kitty) to me.


43 posted on 01/24/2012 5:27:25 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Nifster

It’s a sick sort of “Activist Munchausen Syndrome.”


44 posted on 01/24/2012 5:28:50 PM PST by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: coydog

Sounds like Cat Arkanside to me.


45 posted on 01/24/2012 5:50:27 PM PST by libertyhoundusnr
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To: EBH
A liberal socialist committed the crime and was enabled by other liberal socialists in public employment and out.

It is an inside job and may be a member of the Congressman's family.

In short, the perp is a standard DemoRat in it's soul.

46 posted on 01/24/2012 5:57:56 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: The KG9 Kid

I think your take on this is probably closer to the truth.

Either way, it’s truly a nasty, pointless and cruel thing to do to any animal.


47 posted on 01/24/2012 6:06:12 PM PST by sarasmom
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Tawana.

Brawley.

48 posted on 01/24/2012 6:10:35 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: The KG9 Kid

that’s not spray paint: That’s a magic marker.

And yes, I think the story sounds fishy.


49 posted on 01/24/2012 6:55:51 PM PST by LadyDoc
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He killed the cat himself. It will prove to be an attempted smear attack. And who hasn’t been tempted to kill their own cat?


50 posted on 01/24/2012 6:56:48 PM PST by Figment
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