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Where is New Sewickley Township??? Is it even legal to shoot skunks there? Was there a light involved? Night hunting is usually illegal. Many unresolved questions in this smelly affair...
Posted by pupuguru on October 22, 2012 at 8:50 AM · Report this
pfffter 2
I saw this browsing through the news and said to myself, the day shall not pass without a mudede musing on the topic.
Posted by pfffter on October 22, 2012 at 8:56 AM · Report this
It seems that being stupid is a strong defense in this country. Being stupid is not against the law but I'm starting to think it should be.
Posted by sall on October 22, 2012 at 8:58 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 4
You can mistake a girl for a skunk when you look through the botom of a bottle.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on October 22, 2012 at 9:01 AM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 6
@1: To answer your first question, it's just north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Now if you don't know where Pennsylvania is, please let us know and we'll be delighted to tell you.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on October 22, 2012 at 9:19 AM · Report this
Hey @5, you're a douche!
Posted by sall on October 22, 2012 at 9:19 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 8
Skunk armies around the world, Beware! Our well-regulated militia gives no quarter!
Posted by Urgutha Forka on October 22, 2012 at 9:21 AM · Report this
venomlash 9
She should have sprayed that asshole.
Posted by venomlash on October 22, 2012 at 9:22 AM · Report this
New Sewickley is in rural Pennsylvania. In lots of places, it's legal to shoot skunks on sight, as they are considered vermin. (It may not be wise, as they are likely to spray immediately, but whatever.) The article I read stated that alcohol was NOT involved.

This guy should absolutely be charged. He's a menace.
Posted by clashfan on October 22, 2012 at 9:25 AM · Report this
Pick1 11
@5 It's weird that you will go so far with your bigotry and yet you won't use the racist un-PC terms.

I don't know why I just noticed this, but now that I have, I find it strange.
Posted by Pick1 on October 22, 2012 at 9:27 AM · Report this
Fnarf 12
You know what they say about Pennsylvania: Outside the city limits of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, it's Alabama.
Posted by Fnarf on October 22, 2012 at 9:42 AM · Report this
You can't call that an accident. Discharging your firearm without positively identifying your target is criminal negligence. He should be charged.
Posted by garumph on October 22, 2012 at 10:19 AM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 14
@12: Ha! That's hard to believe.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on October 22, 2012 at 10:24 AM · Report this
@13 He won't be. There's a war on guns in this country. Wait... what?
Posted by johnjjeeves on October 22, 2012 at 10:36 AM · Report this
@12, Really? Never heard that before. Always considered PA to be a reliably blue state.
Posted by Patricia Kayden on October 22, 2012 at 10:44 AM · Report this
keshmeshi 17

Not really. Santorum represented Pennsylvania for one. And it seems difficult for a pro-choice Democratic Senator to get elected there. While PA mostly goes blue in presidential races, there's a reason why Republicans are trying to disenfranchise Pennsylvanian Democratic voters; the race is often close enough to steal.
Posted by keshmeshi on October 22, 2012 at 10:57 AM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 18
Only a grade A moron would shoot a skunk near their house. Honestly they should take this guy's decision making permit away, no more guns, no more driving, no more shopping for himself.
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings on October 22, 2012 at 11:46 AM · Report this
Fnarf 19
While my "Alabama" crack was aimed at the hillbilly cracker redneck characteristic of the rural Pennsylvanian, it applies to their politics as well. PA has been a battleground state for a long time, and a quick look at their voting shows what I mean -- small (but populous) blue clusters at the end, a sea of red in-between. Not unlike Washington in this regard, though we don't have that other blue dot (sorry, Spokane).

Lookat this map:…

Google "Alabama in the middle" if you don't believe me. The comparison is attributed to James Carville.
Posted by Fnarf on October 22, 2012 at 12:57 PM · Report this

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