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Rep. Jim Moran (D-Virginia) Bill to Outlaw Transportation of animals
Feld Entertainment ^ | Nov. 2, 2011

Posted on 11/06/2011 3:10:21 PM PST by railroader

November 2, 2011 - - The baseless legislation introduced today by Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) discriminatorily targets traveling circuses, including Representative Moran’s own constituent Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the largest traveling circus in the United States. The bill is designed to censor entertainment and remove the right to let the American public choose for itself whether Ringling Bros. Circus, a 141-year old American institution, can continue to operate. In this day and age, when businesses are failing, the economy is struggling and families are worried, Congressman Moran is busying himself with legislation that immediately threatens to end the livelihood of more than 250 families working right here in his own Congressional District for a family-owned business in order to pander instead to animal rights activists. Nationwide, the bill would destroy the jobs of more than 750 full-time employees working for the circus, that include Teamsters and the American Federation of Musicians, and thousands of additional local jobs that result in every city that the circus plays across the country.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; animals; barnumandbailey; censor; cicus; circus; dummyrat; jimmoran; outlaw; ringlingbros; transport; virginia
Rep. Moran must be dropping his pants and bending down for the animal rights lobby :)
1 posted on 11/06/2011 3:10:23 PM PST by railroader
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To: railroader

When will Virginia rid themselves of this utter Moron?


2 posted on 11/06/2011 3:11:48 PM PST by Lazamataz (I guess some Occupiers are more 99% than other Occupiers.)
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To: railroader

You spelled “moron” wrong. (It’s an old joke, but I like it)


3 posted on 11/06/2011 3:11:55 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: railroader

Either that, or Ringling Bros failed to grease Moran’s palm on command.


4 posted on 11/06/2011 3:15:15 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

My guess is that Ringling Brothers hasn’t ever been to West Virginia...and Jim would like to entice them to visit once in a while.

It is a curious bill...it’d put circus folks out of a job. So where would circus folks work then? We’d need another bill of some stupid type....guaranteeing a government job to all circus folks out of job.

I think we need a dozen West Virginia college students to start up a state circus political party, and officially turn state politics more into a circus, than politics.


5 posted on 11/06/2011 3:20:43 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: railroader

So, does this mean Fluffy will have to drive herself to the vet?


6 posted on 11/06/2011 3:21:11 PM PST by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: railroader

Gonna have to keep close eye on how this bill is written. So many conflicts are possible. Will it affect the transportation of cattle for market ? How can they specifically target Circuses ?


7 posted on 11/06/2011 3:23:44 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: ozzymandus

Well...spare me some slack, please. Even though I’ve been a FreeRepublic member for several years, this was my first time posting an article. :)


8 posted on 11/06/2011 3:23:48 PM PST by railroader
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To: railroader

Rhis idiot should be laughed out of Congress!


9 posted on 11/06/2011 3:24:38 PM PST by Paperdoll
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To: null and void

I suspect the bill concerns common-carrier transportation, but you make a good point. Then again, maybe requiring pets to drive themselves to the vet is some backdoor attempt to increase auto sales for Government, er, General Motors. :)


10 posted on 11/06/2011 3:26:59 PM PST by railroader
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To: Paperdoll

No, this is what happens when you ahve a leftis cretin in a safe district..


11 posted on 11/06/2011 3:30:59 PM PST by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks railroader.
...targets traveling circuses, including Representative Moran's own constituent Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the largest traveling circus in the United States.

12 posted on 11/06/2011 3:32:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Paperdoll

No, this is what happens when you have a leftist cretin in a safe district..


13 posted on 11/06/2011 3:32:20 PM PST by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: railroader

Is that Moran or moron?


14 posted on 11/06/2011 3:37:20 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Don't Like What I Say Or Do, Tough, Deal With It")
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To: Lazamataz

The RATS are out to destroy EVERYTHING that is good about this country. They are lower than pond scum!!


15 posted on 11/06/2011 3:38:18 PM PST by Mr. Wright (i)
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To: Mr. Wright

Why doesn’t this LIB moron get back to abusing his wife, drinking heavily and accosting 8-year-olds?


16 posted on 11/06/2011 3:41:32 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: railroader

First Circus Animals ... next farm animals ... then pets.

As it is, so many States have demanded that pets in their State be spayed or neutered that dogs and cats have to be transported from States without mandatory spay/neuter laws into those States.

I know here in Lower Alabama we’re consistently transporting animals ‘up North’ ... not that I’m advocating that animals be allowed to run loose to procreate at will, just that these ‘laws’ end up doing an awful lot of harm in the long run because Legislators don’t think through the consequences.

Just because something looks good on paper doesn’t mean it should become a Law.


17 posted on 11/06/2011 3:42:02 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (I am Roman Catholic, US Citizen, Patriot, TEA Party Alumni, Oath Keeper, Voter, Auburn Fan!)
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To: railroader

I saw Bob Barker on Fox and Friends the other morning talking aobut this bill that he’s lobbying for. I guess he convinced Moran.


18 posted on 11/06/2011 3:42:59 PM PST by DLfromthedesert ( Honkies for Herman 2012)
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To: railroader

It’s a joke. Jim Moran (Jim Moron), or Jim Moron (Jim Moran). Still funny.


19 posted on 11/06/2011 3:43:07 PM PST by healy61
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To: railroader
I would guess it's another fire bomb thrown at the GOP, with no hope of passage. Of course, it will be the evil Republicans that want to keep PETA's furry friends in forced slavery...

If it does pass, whattya bet Ringling gets a waiver of some sort (and Moran's campaign gets a check with lots of zeroes). Ringling's competition gets the shaft, of course, along with circus patrons who pay more for tickets.

20 posted on 11/06/2011 3:50:13 PM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Hunton Peck

Bingo. Rats hate business who doe not play in the “protection” game.


21 posted on 11/06/2011 3:51:34 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: pepsionice

Damn, I set the time machine wrong again... this is 1860?


22 posted on 11/06/2011 4:08:19 PM PST by FredZarguna (Or is West Virginia just hoping to be represented by a Virginia congressman?)
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To: Lazamataz
Paraphrasing Mark Twain:

“Imagine for a moment that I'm a moron. Then imagine that I'm a member of Congress. Ahhh, but I repeat myself.”

23 posted on 11/06/2011 4:09:43 PM PST by hfr (Liberalism is a moral disorder that leads to mental disorder (actually it's sin))
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To: railroader

that bill should include his name, not on it but in it. He shouldn’t be able to cross state lines.


24 posted on 11/06/2011 4:26:22 PM PST by goat granny
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To: railroader

We need to outlaw the rat party to start with.Start calling them what they are. COMMUNISTS.


25 posted on 11/06/2011 4:29:14 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: railroader

Jim “Wiretap” Moran rides again.


26 posted on 11/06/2011 4:30:48 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: railroader

Our whole finacial system and way of life are going down the toilet and he’s worried about Barnum and Bailey. Unbelievable!!!!


27 posted on 11/06/2011 4:31:34 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: railroader

Does this bill include transporting animals to market, race horses, and Amish buggies?


28 posted on 11/06/2011 5:00:54 PM PST by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: railroader

I was wondering when someone was going to address the most important issue facing America today. Are you people in VA for real with this guy?


29 posted on 11/06/2011 7:17:02 PM PST by kempster
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To: SkyDancer
Is that Moran or moron?

In this case, interchangeable...

the infowarrior

30 posted on 11/07/2011 3:17:18 AM PST by infowarrior
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To: Mr. Wright

When the Rats are done building their utopia, there wont even be bread or circuses.


31 posted on 11/07/2011 5:21:35 AM PST by varyouga
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To: varyouga

Maybe not, but there wil be high stacks of corpses. 99% of them will be rat supporters and enablers.


32 posted on 11/07/2011 5:24:09 AM PST by sport
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To: varyouga

add to the list: Salt
Cooking oils
Gas driver autos
Fast Food Restaurants
Scented Candles
Playgrounds
to mention a few.


33 posted on 11/07/2011 12:17:51 PM PST by Mr. Wright (i)
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To: infowarrior

No doubt.


34 posted on 11/07/2011 1:38:30 PM PST by SkyDancer ("A Pessimist Is Just A Well Informed Optimist")
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