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CONTROVERSIAL BILL WOULD REQUIRE “PORCINE IDENTIFICATION” A South Carolina Senator has filed legislation which would require anyone transporting live hogs in the Palmetto State to register each pig with the state. “No live swine shall be transported on a public road within the State unless the swine has an official…

CONTROVERSIAL BILL WOULD REQUIRE “PORCINE IDENTIFICATION”

A South Carolina Senator has filed legislation which would require anyone transporting live hogs in the Palmetto State to register each pig with the state.

“No live swine shall be transported on a public road within the State unless the swine has an official form of identification approved by the State Veterinarian for this purpose,” reads S. 846, a bill introduced by S.C. Senator Danny Verdin.

In fact, “any live swine that is transported on a public road within this State without identification as required by this section is presumed to be a feral swine.”

Jeez … really?

One question: What about all the porkers in the S.C. General Assembly?

The ones feeding off your labor …

Oh right … they are definitely feral swine. No “presumption” necessary.

Not surprisingly, this legislation would impose a new fee on pig farmers.  Specifically, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) “shall adopt rules to charge any swine owner a fee for the identification required under this section.”

To view the bill for yourself, click here.

Of interest?  Verdin’s father and brother are both veterinarians.  And not just that, Christian veterinarians.  In fact his father, D.B. Verdin, was “influenced by his strong Christian faith, and desired to use his God-given gifts to help his animal patients and their loving owners,” according to his website bio.

“He truly feels that his veterinary work is a form of worship,” Verdin’s bio adds.

Sheesh …

Where to start …

 

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51 comments

Too much of a bad thing January 28, 2016 at 5:02 pm

Jakie Knotts’ face two times in one week?

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Torch January 28, 2016 at 5:07 pm

+10

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Lone Ranger January 28, 2016 at 5:14 pm

Jakie and Andre Bauer are STILL counting their ILLEGAL video poker money while the “new” sheriff is well…not so new
But when those Trump DAs replace the Obama-appointed felons-in-waiting…Jakie AND Andre get indicted–who knew !!!

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Reality Intrudes On Fantasy January 28, 2016 at 7:09 pm

Andre is a big Trump supporter and donor.

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Lone Ranger January 28, 2016 at 7:33 pm

Reality was slow in Remedial History but actually not so slow to throw his textbook away in the dump
He didn’t know that all his wishful thinking or whom Andre’s supporting would NOT stop President Trump !!!

RogueElephant January 30, 2016 at 8:26 am

He is actually in Iowa working for Huckabee. The best politician in SC is working for the best person in the pres. race. Sadly with the same result.

CorruptionInColumbia January 28, 2016 at 5:52 pm

Damn, you beat me to it!

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Soft Sigh from Hell January 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm

I was just about to post it too!

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fl ? p January 29, 2016 at 10:56 am

I thought it was GT at first! LMAO!!!

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Lone Ranger January 28, 2016 at 5:11 pm

What?…did FITS manage to leave out that the three true conservative senators who had the guts to vote to keep patriots’ flag up

Were Danny Verdin—Harvey Peeler and Lee Bright—ALL the rest will get this year their well-earned prize—out on the curb with a cup !!!

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Same shit day after day! January 28, 2016 at 7:38 pm

Ah, go fuck yourself! Stupid redneck bastard!

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Lone Ranger January 28, 2016 at 8:20 pm

Same didn’t appreciate Confederates’ heritage or patriots and in fact the boy sadly showed his lack of class
But then again we must remember he’s embarrassed himself again–proving himself on FITS a Dimwit… !!!

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Same shit day after day January 29, 2016 at 12:23 am

You again? I thought I told you to go fuck yourself!

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Lone Ranger January 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm

Same wasn’t ashamed of voting Obama six times or of missing his 8th grade graduation
After all–he had to do jury duty and get that SNAP–a freeloader dragging down the nation !!!

Same shit day after day January 29, 2016 at 4:42 pm

Now you are recycling your stupid ass comments….. pathetic douchbag. Continue having sexual congress with yourself as previously suggested.

Lone Ranger January 29, 2016 at 4:46 pm

Same wasn’t happy–didn’t know his pappy–and by his language it’s easy to see
It all began when there was no parenting plan–they said…who da baby daddy be !!!

Tazmaniac January 28, 2016 at 5:13 pm

Ridiculous, those jerks in Columbia better Google the name Tom Black and see how that worked out for him. Lawmakers and Bureaucrats get together, pass a Law requiring something or another, and lo and behold, they leave their measly jobs, start a business, and become the solution to compliance. For a nice fee that is…..

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9" January 28, 2016 at 5:51 pm

Arnold Ziffel For President!
http://www.arnoldziffel.com/

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CorruptionInColumbia January 28, 2016 at 6:09 pm

Arnold was the smartest “person” in Hooterville.

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9" January 28, 2016 at 6:19 pm

Love me some Green Acres

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Tazmaniac January 28, 2016 at 6:41 pm

//In fact his father, D.B. Verdin, was “influenced by his strong Christian faith, and desired to use his God-given gifts to help his animal patients and their loving owners,” according to his website bio//.

Just wondering, you reckon the good Dr. is smacking the pigs on the forehead and hollering YOUR HEALED? Or having them touch their snout to the TV and the owner sends in a donation?

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CorruptionInColumbia January 28, 2016 at 7:13 pm

LMAO! I dunno but both sound like definite possibilities, or maybe probabilities!

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shifty henry January 28, 2016 at 7:39 pm

hmmm, make your own joke …..

Q. What’s the last thing Tickle Me Elmo receives before he leaves the factory?

A. Two test tickles

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shifty henry January 28, 2016 at 8:45 pm

I’m sorry that I clicked on that link —- Arnold is Ok, but the ad for “3 Death Foods’ showing the asshole of a fat woman was just too much…..

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RogueElephant January 28, 2016 at 6:03 pm

More un necessary paper work to make things cost more and take longer. And they wonder why we are in a recession. Just say NO to more bullshit.

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shifty henry January 29, 2016 at 9:50 pm

*****

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idcydm January 28, 2016 at 7:24 pm

How Miss Piggy of him.

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shifty henry January 29, 2016 at 9:50 pm

Yes, and what do you get if you cross Kermit the Frog with Miss Piggy? ….. A lifetime ban from The Muppet Show.

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Soft Sigh from Hell January 28, 2016 at 7:33 pm

First they make you register your swine. Then they come to confiscate them.

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euwe max January 28, 2016 at 7:48 pm

The problem with America is swine-free zones.

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shifty henry January 28, 2016 at 8:42 pm

“Summer Days” — Bob Dylan

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Summer days, summer nights are gone
Summer days and summer nights are gone
I know a place where there’s still somethin’ going on

I’ve got a house on the hill, I got hogs out in the mud
I’ve got a house on the hill, I got hogs all out in the mud
I’ve got a long haired woman, she got royal Indian blood

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shifty henry January 28, 2016 at 8:30 pm

General Stillwell, in a book he wrote, told of a Chinese General who captured a large area in the Burma area, The General discovered a warehouse with about two million bicycle tires in it — what the hell do you do with bicycle tires during a war? He ordered that all rickshaws must have rubber tires — sold out! Then he ordered a tax on all rubber tires on rickshaws. Stillwell said the General knew how to get them both coming and going!

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shifty henry January 28, 2016 at 7:48 pm

My grandfather as he fed his hogs said the world was going to the dogs.

His grandfather in his house of logs said the world was going to the dogs,

His grandfather in his leather togs said the world was going to the dogs.

His grandfather in the Scottish bogs said the worldwas going to the dogs.

The only thing I have to state is that the dogs have had a mighty long wait

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Krazy Kat January 28, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Ok. I was driving in the country one day when my car broke down. I could see a farmhouse in the distance. I began to walk through the woods to see if I could get help there. As I got close I saw the farmer holding a little piglet up to a persimmon tree so the pig could eat the fruit. Curious, I asked “what are you doing there my friend?”
“Well, this pig loves persimmons and persimmons will make him get fat! So I hold him up here so he can get to ’em.”
“Well” I said, “that may be true, but it’s going to take a long time!”
He just looked at me and said, “What’s time to a pig?”

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shifty henry January 28, 2016 at 8:31 pm

very good!

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The Colonel (R) January 28, 2016 at 8:46 pm

As long as it doesn’t affect the quality of our barbeque they can register it, license it or dress it up in a tutu for all I care.

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TroubleBaby January 29, 2016 at 9:27 am

This regulation will increase costs, which will not only raise the price of BBQ, but as a result could lower the quality in an effort to keep costs down.

Looks like a handout guild style to veterinarians to me.

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shifty henry January 29, 2016 at 9:47 pm

What do you get if you cross Kermit the Frog with Miss Piggy? ….. A lifetime ban from The Muppet Show.

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Arnold January 29, 2016 at 7:55 am

My, Molly Spearman has aged.

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Arnold's friend January 29, 2016 at 7:59 am

Danny Verdin is a near idiot. He accomplishes nothing and Is not pleasant unless staring at a buffet bar.

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Rocky Verdad January 29, 2016 at 9:17 am

Is this an amendment to the one where reporters have to register?

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Jack's dick hand January 29, 2016 at 10:02 am

Let’s not take a moment to realize that *some* hunters trap feral hogs to transport to other areas for paid hunts. Then those hog reproduce and the plague is off and running in a new area.

Feral hogs are a huge menace to wild life, farmers and every other thing they come across. Will, we all know you get one side of a story, paid some money, and you push whatever bullshit your clients ask you too – but this is the definition of a proper role of state government.

Dumb shit.

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Rocky Verdad January 29, 2016 at 10:10 am

Dang, spanked the pig there.

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Regulate the world 2 fix 1% January 29, 2016 at 10:48 am

“but this is the definition of a proper role of state government.”

You haven’t figured out that everyone has a different definition of the proper role of government yet huh?

Anyway, I’m sure there’s a myriad of other ways this could be handled outside of requiring veterinarian endorsed pigs for travel- once again demonstrating that most government solutions resemble cleavers, not scalpel’s.

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Beartrkkr January 30, 2016 at 12:24 am

Not only is the destruction done by feral hogs a problem, maybe the true threat is brucellosis, as SC is a brucellosis “free” state (as well as pseudorabies free). While SC is considered brucellosis free in farm-raised pigs, the disease is present in feral hogs. The spread of brucellosis into farm-raised pigs potentially could be a significant impact to hog producers.

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Bible Thumper January 29, 2016 at 10:42 am

Those eyes … He seems to understand me.

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Manray9 January 29, 2016 at 10:51 am

South Carolina’s legislators are very active in legislation searching for a problem. I suppose we don’t have enough real problems to deal with so we’ll make up a few?

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Milton January 29, 2016 at 12:27 pm

Verdin is OK as long as you don’t interrupt his porn addiction. He gets grouchy then.

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Virginia Verdin Furr March 4, 2016 at 2:48 pm

Wow. Ignorance runs rampant with this contributor. Where to start, I have no clue.

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Virginia Verdin Furr March 4, 2016 at 2:51 pm

Hatred, I should say. Vitriolic, misguided hatred.

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Whatever March 14, 2016 at 5:10 pm

Guess Mark Sanford would have been in trouble

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