The Supreme Court and the Nation Within

“I like this ruling,” Admin says. “And in the end, only the dogs know the truth.”


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61 Responses to “The Supreme Court and the Nation Within”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    7:33 am on April 23rd, 2015

    Good morning, everyone! The nose knows!
    Have a stellar Thursday πŸ™‚

  2. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    7:34 am on April 23rd, 2015

    Interesting article. Thank you Spence. I like the way the call the dog a canine officer. Not sure that I agree with the ruling that 7-8 minutes was too long of a delay before the search.

    We have 3 more days of cold before it gets nice again. About 30 degrees out there right now. Not liking this one bit.

    B & N have shipped our Woof order!

  3. Oley Howlers
    7:50 am on April 23rd, 2015

    Good morning. It was 36 here this morning, but has gone up to a sultry 40 degrees. When are we getting back to the warm weather?

    We do not agree with that ruling. Why have a canine officer, if he can’t use his judgement and his sniffer?

    We are glad Staff is home, and Dawson is almost home. That was a very emotionally draining expedition, and you girls did a great job. Now you deserve a special treat, and many pats on the back, or behind the ears, on on your belly.

    Mom is finally working from home because her computer is finally working again. Yay! No more stuck in the house all day for us us us.

  4. Herd of Hounds
    8:27 am on April 23rd, 2015

    The DDD just shufled through and said, “Say ‘Hi’ to the girls”. HI

  5. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:03 am on April 23rd, 2015

    Read The Drew Reports from last night. Good pictures, good packing and job well done. Emotionally draining but made easier by the support of family. When my mom passed the division of her things was done without any quarrels. So much better than fighting, as it sometimes happens. Hope Dad is adjusting to his new surroundings.

    Off to the office. Have a great day everyone.

  6. B.Stover
    9:10 am on April 23rd, 2015

    My first thought is that I would not want a police officer–human or canine–searching my home or car without a warrant.

    Good morning all.

  7. Tupper and Gilly
    9:52 am on April 23rd, 2015

    Morning all.
    The simplistic answer is “don’t use drugs and you don’t have to worry about drug sniffing dogs”
    That said, a few years ago the Storyteller lost control of his vehicle on a side street with no witnesses. He damaged a bridge, messed up his truck and was taken away by ambulance. The investigating officer was positive that alcohol or drugs were involved. The Storyteller uses neither. However, the officer was so determined to prove his point, he demanded testing at the hospital, and showed the Storytellers picture to local bars and package stores to see if they knew him. (No one did)
    Of course the medical tests proved clear. And the garage where the truck was towed found a broken steering cable which had resulted in immediate loss of control. But that cop wanted to a drug sniffing dog brought in to check the truck. His request was denied by his own department.

  8. Billy's Buddy
    11:11 am on April 23rd, 2015

    I agree with B. I think there is a lot of “profiling” going on, and I don’t like it one bit, no I do not.

    We two buddies have two sons, now in their 30s. As teenagers and young adults they were clean and well groomed. They were good students and athletes and respectful young men.

    I cannot tell you the number of times they were both pulled over by police and asked where they were going. They were breaking no laws and the vehicles were in good shape.

    I finally called the chief of police and told him I was going to write a letter to the editor of the local paper and hire an attorney and sue his department for harassment if it ever happened again. Guess what. It did not.

    My brother was a policeman in a different city, and when I told him what was happening, he said: “They must not have enough to do.”

    Off the soap box for now.

  9. Billy's Buddy
    11:17 am on April 23rd, 2015

    Well, one more comment on profiling:

    A few years ago we two buddies were crossing into Canada from New York. We watched as a rather surly official made everyone from the three cars in front of us take everything out of their trunks. He quizzed them at length about where they were going, what was their purpose, etc. We got out our passports and drivers licenses and popped the trunk lid and excitedly awaited our turn.

    He looked at us, asked where we were going, and said have a good trip. I was disappointed. Guess he thought we were too old to do any damage.

    (By the way, good morning all.)

  10. Herd of Hounds
    11:21 am on April 23rd, 2015

    Dawson, Staff, Turtleman and A Catty L mom loved your fotos, especially the canoe. She started canoeing when she was 13 and had a canoe ever since.

  11. dawson
    11:23 am on April 23rd, 2015

    Legalize the drugs and teach canines to sniff out guns instead.

  12. dawson
    11:25 am on April 23rd, 2015

    HOH: When I was about 13, Staff and I took canoe lessons and failed the class!

  13. RiΓΆ - The Evil Pug
    11:39 am on April 23rd, 2015

    Failed!…Youse girls failed canoing?…chorkel!…How? Did you flip it over too many times?…heh!

  14. BearSpiritDog
    11:40 am on April 23rd, 2015

    Nana’s Canoe Experience was similar. She got in and it promptly Tipped Over.

    It’s back to Business as Usual. Not as much fun as when Nancy was here.

  15. RiΓΆ - The Evil Pug
    11:42 am on April 23rd, 2015

    Nana!…Nancy is a fun one!…snort!…I wouldn’t mind meeting up with her again…chuffle!

  16. Tupper and Gilly
    11:43 am on April 23rd, 2015

    Staff and Dawson – we forgot to say, we loved The Packing Chronicles and Adventures In Canoe Carrying. What an undertaking! Mama says we can never, ever move – there aren’t trucks big enough to xarry all her junk…..ummm, possessions.

    BB – you get em, girl! Sounds like there are some Bulldozer attributes there.

  17. Oley Howlers
    11:46 am on April 23rd, 2015

    We agree with Dawson. Sniff out guns, not drugs.
    The ‘rents talk about moving all the time. We cannot imagine how they would pack up everything on this here farm. Can you imagine what all is kept in our giant-sized barn?

  18. dawson
    11:54 am on April 23rd, 2015

    Rio: We were having too much fun and our teacher was a sour-puss with no sense of humour.

    Today, I hope, the schedule is to unpack the truck this morning because at 12:30 we are being kicked out of the house along with Rusty the dog so that piano lessons can be given. Otherwise we will be unloading after 5 and that will be interrupting my resting time.

  19. Billy's Buddy
    11:57 am on April 23rd, 2015

    I loved the packing chronicles of the Drew family, also. How lucky you all are to have such great siblings!

    T&G: I have been called a Barracuda — but I like the pink Bulldozer image more.

  20. Herd of Hounds
    11:57 am on April 23rd, 2015

    Dawson, ha ha ha, what a pic that would be! Mom’s b-friend from kid hood and she never capsized in 25 yrs…then we took friend’s golden retriever out in Puget Sound. They leaned one way, dog jumped the other. 52F water was a thrill! Dog didn’t mind.

  21. Howler Mom
    12:15 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    We took Boris out on a canoe up in Desert Island in Maine. He had a lifejacket on. He kept trying to reach for those plastic bottle buoys which made us almost tip over every time. On the way back, he didn’t think I was paddling fast enough, so he jumped in and swam to shore. Heh! Miss my Bor.

  22. Herd of Hounds
    12:38 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    Howler’s Mom, we all, even Newfies, have to wear life jackets when we go out in the boats. Mom says something about Coast Guard rules about under 16 years old. We think she likes to see us disguised as hot dogs πŸ™

  23. Tupper and Gilly
    12:47 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    Howlers – somewhere over the Bridge, a certain Siber-H is shuddering in horror.

  24. Billy's Buddy
    1:03 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    HOH: Hot dogs. Snicker. Snort. Chuffle.

  25. c.hobbit
    1:04 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    Good day all. It is bright and sunny so the plan is to get lots done. It seems like my mood is way too much in tune with the weather. If it is cloudy or rainy, I am down in the dumps. Today I am happy.

    O’Howlers: you can’t move from your beautiful place (at least until after I visit). πŸ™‚ Think of the horses and the dogs!

    This is a beautiful Hobiit House in North Carolina built above ground. It is so beautiful that it must of cost a fortune to build even though it is only 850 sq ft.

  26. Herd of Hounds
    1:05 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    (Siber H, over the bridge) It is OKAY. Some of your heritage DO water. Sonja, a wolf/husky loved h2o. Once when in Oklahoma, she swam in a small lake with her Newfie pack member, then rolled in the pink mud. The peeps traveled for 4 weeks with a PINK dog πŸ™

  27. Herd of Hounds
    1:06 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    B’sB, dark dogs, orange vests, ergo…hot dogs! πŸ™‚

  28. Howlers
    1:24 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    We eagerly await your visit, Hobbit. Please pretty please, with sugar and spice and a cherry on top.
    Boris also used to swim in the Loyalsock up in Sullivan County. He had no choice. He did not like it, but it was either that, or wait all alone for Mom to return to the bank of the river. The current was so strong swimming out to their big rock where they enjoyed sitting, that it was a difficult swim for Mom, let alone Boris. Every time he did it, Mom was afraid he would end up way down river before he got himself thru that current. Mom would never trust any of us to do the things that Boris did.

  29. Herd of Hounds
    1:37 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    Boris was truly special and spoiled his ‘rents! (we think)

  30. Staff
    2:46 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    Hi guys, I have been up (late) and eaten (Mango and toast from the city). There is not much food in the house. I have moved some stuff upstairs and thrown away 5 months of mail and updated the windows 7 computer. Now I think I will have a nice nap. BBL.
    Later this afternoon we will go shopping for the basics.

  31. dawson
    2:52 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    CHobbit: I love the little Hobbit house.

    Unpacking commenced and shortly thereafter so did the rain. We have sorted and stored what was moved into the house so far.

    It is more mist than rain right now. We may still go for a walk.

  32. Oley Howlers
    3:01 pm on April 23rd, 2015
  33. Oley Howlers
    3:10 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    And yet, we need to thank Dawson for reminding us to look at the Hobbit House. We love it, and best of all, it is located in the best place on earth: near Ashville, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It sure seems larger than 850 sq ft.

  34. Herd of Hounds
    3:21 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    We just looked at the Hobbit House. Think is is great!

  35. Tupper and Gilly
    4:08 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    We have snowflakes here.

  36. Howlers
    4:12 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    We had flurries here too, Royals. Ugh

  37. Herd of Hounds
    4:59 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    Two baseball games yesterday were played in snow!

  38. Herd of Hounds
    5:04 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    Here is the Yankees/Tigers game

  39. Billy's Buddy
    5:22 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    We had snow yesterday.

    Love the Hobbit House. Thank you, C.Hobbit. I find that since I have retired, the weather affects my mood more than when I was working. I was so busy that I didn’t have much time to look at or think about the weather very much.

  40. Billy's Buddy
    5:22 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    But I would still rather be retired than not!

  41. Herd of Hounds
    5:29 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    Amen to that from TN too!

  42. Siber's Mom
    6:56 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    umm Since you guys are going political here: I like guns and I go shooting sometimes as a hobby. Everyone on my street is well armed. This is the code of the West.
    The majority of the people I know that have guns do not hunt.

  43. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    7:05 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    The Hobbit house is charming and adorable. Someone commented that it looked bigger than 850 sq ft. Realtor pictures always make rooms look bigger than in real life. I look at a lot of homes on for work, and the pictures are deceiving.

    We concur – the bad weather bothers me more on the days I am off work.

  44. BearSpiritDog
    7:06 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    SiberHMom: The Montana Contingent are Gun-toting too.

  45. Wose-the small and meek
    7:19 pm on April 23rd, 2015


    I hope this works. This is my favorite commercial at the moment.

  46. BearSpiritDog
    7:21 pm on April 23rd, 2015
  47. Wose-the small and meek
    7:23 pm on April 23rd, 2015
  48. Howlers
    7:27 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    Siber Mom, we were not being political. We just think the police would find it more useful for a canine officer to be able to warn of a gun when they are stopping someone, rather than warning of drugs. The gun can kill him; the drugs can’t.

  49. Herd of Hounds
    7:43 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    Wose, yep, sniff, sniff

  50. Howlers
    7:53 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    Wose, that is a very wonderful commercial. But both links got us to Part two.

  51. Howlers
    7:55 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    Maybe we messed up, because now we watched Part one.

  52. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:00 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    Great commercial, Wose.

  53. Siber's Mom
    8:32 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    Howlers, I agree with you about it bring good for a canine officer to sniff out guns a perp might have as opposed to drugs.
    I suppose a dog can be taught to sniff out guns. I don’t know.
    Love you guys, as you know I do, a Siber couldn’t be trained to do it.

  54. Terry Ballard
    8:50 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    You bet a dog can smell a gun – Chet can tell you all about it. The war on drugs has only succeeded in sending untold thousands to prison for non-violent crimes. The main thing they learn in prisons is prison. It seems inevitable that pot will be legalized, so move on. I personally never tried it, even in the 60s when everybody supposedly did. Just wasn’t raised that way. Now I see it as just one more way that idiots can over-do it.

  55. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:31 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    Terry!…We here totally agree with you….snort!…Legal or not, its not for me or my friend…heh!

    Miss Julia!….I’ve been reading the first Miss Julia book and am quite surprised that it is not as fluffy as I thought it would be….snort!

  56. Tupper And Gilly
    10:27 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    This past weekend, we had an event here called “ExtravaGanja”. It was held in one of the local college towns, on the town common. It is a pot festival, where thousands gather to smoke and listen to music and pro-pot speakers.
    Yes, pot is still illegal in this state. And yes, people were smoking, buying and selling in public.
    The local police patrol the perimeter of the common – basically, as long as people stay on the common, there are no arrests.
    We were telling a lawyer friend from another state about this; he was totally dumbstruck.

  57. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:33 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    Tupper!…I am pug-struck and I live in a legalized state….sniff!….This country is going to Pot!…grunt!

  58. ALR
    11:17 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    So the Pug has taken up with Miss Julia, huh! Makes me laugh to even think of Miss Julia as fluffy! And I now have The Sweetheart Season on my please hold list at the library. Fair is fair!

    I also live in a pot state…..and we are all sick to death of all the news of it, the gloryfication of it and the advertising of where to get it!

  59. dawson
    11:43 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    Lots of guns up where I live in Canada. They are mainly used for hunting or target shooting. Being from Montana, I don’t object to guns per se.
    I think Vancouver has had those pot smoking festivals too.
    Mixing drugs and guns is not good and if you add gangs or organized crime there is real trouble.

  60. dawson
    11:49 pm on April 23rd, 2015

    ALR: With alcohol, there are limits, or so I thought, as to when, where and how it can be advertised. Why is it not the same for pot?

    i hear it is snowing at home. 3 to 5 inches.

  61. ALR
    12:38 am on April 24th, 2015

    Dawson, other that news stories it is not on TV yet, but newspapers have adds! I would rather see it low key, not big WOW!

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