Former NYC Mayor Giuliani, Ferrets, and Freedom

tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Here's another set of videos for today's Silly Saturday. These videos take a closer look at the battle between former NYC Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, and the ferrets (and ferret owners) of NYC after he banned them as pets. Shortly before 911, Giuliani was awarded the dubious title of "most hated Mayor in the United States," although I am not sure it was due to his position on ferrets as pets.

In 1999, New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani hosted a weekly call-in program. During one show, he responded to caller David Guthartz, a ferret-rights activist who was upset over city regulations making it illegal to keep ferrets as pets. The mayor's response was an amusing mix of tough love, philosophy, and psychotherapy:

After he left office, Giuliani then had the balls to run for President of the United States. Here is what some NY ferrets had to say about that ....

But despite the fact that these NYC ferrets are claiming that they are law-abiding citizens, I have video showing otherwise:

What do these videos teach us? Never mess with people's pets.

More like this

What's so funny? While sitting in a firehouse in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, Rudy Giuliani praises Senator Rick Santorum for being a tightass on security. Photo: Joseph Kaczmarek/AP Former New York City Mayor, Rudolph W. "Rudy" Giuliani, who many credit with holding New York City together in the…
Yes, I know that my science blogging has been light as of late but I couldn't resist putting up this article I found in today's local fishwrapper. Two of the most polarizing names in American politics and US collegiate athletics, respectively, come together as Rudy Giuliani's son sues Duke…
(from here)"He hit me." Having lived in the NYC area for a few years, I kept reasonably close tabs on the doings of NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani. But over at the Group News Blog, there's a brilliant roundup of all the awful crap Giuliani has done. My favorite part: The ex-wife, and former local news…
The Washington Post profiles Rudy Giuliani's prospects for the GOP nomination. If "America's Mayor" has to bolster his support from conservatives, on which social issues is it easiest for Giuliani to move to the right? Given his past record as mayor of NYC , it will be difficult for him to shift…