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2051, 26 May 20

Covid Claims Another Job

She’s ruined her life because she couldn’t conduct herself civilly. “Ruined” too strong… Perhaps “given herself a cautionary tale to tell her grandchildren.”

A white woman who called the police after a black man asked her to put her dog on a leash in New York City’s Central Park has been fired from her job with an investment firm.

Franklin Templeton announced on Twitter on Tuesday it had sacked an employee, “effective immediately”.

“We do not tolerate racism of any kind at Franklin Templeton,” the tweet said.


Ms Cooper also faced accusations of animal cruelty, after she appeared to choke the animal with its leash while restraining it to call the police. After the video went viral she returned the dog to a shelter.

“The dog is now in our rescue’s care and he is safe and in good health,” the organisation wrote on Facebook.

Her now-deleted LinkedIn and Instagram profiles suggested she might be Canadian.

I highly doubt she is Canadian. Canadians are always nice, aren’t they, eh?


2051, 26 May 2020


  1. jjf

    That’s like, what, three-four deflections to avoid talking about racism?

  2. Owen

    The woman’s clearly racist. Happy?

  3. jjf

    I don’t get the COVID reference, either.  Because she had a mask?  I thought jokes were supposed to be funny.

  4. Owen

    There’s a lot you don’t get. We’re used to it.

  5. Le Roi du Nord

    How did covid claim her job?

  6. Merlin

    Thanks, guys! I don’t always get to start the day with a laugh.

  7. MjM

    Owen sez: The woman’s clearly racist. Happy?

    Also, a Democrat.

    .Christian Cooper, a bird watcher, asked the woman to leash her dog because he feared it could endanger wildlife.   ….Mr Cooper said their exchange began when he noticed Ms Cooper’s dog ‘tearing through the plantings’ in the area.

    Or weeds.

    A tale of two Karens.

  8. Le Roi du Nord

    Weeds?  You sure they were weeds?  Or don’t you know the difference?

  9. Kevin Scheunemann


    Did you denounce the racist, Karen, Democrat in video?

    I have.

  10. jjf

    Just like clockwork.

  11. Le Roi du Nord


    Absolutely.  You only have to drag the bait by those guys once.

  12. Kevin Scheunemann

    You libs,  no denouncement of racist Democrat Karen?



  13. Le Roi du Nord

    I denounce racism, matters not if the are R’s or D’s.

  14. Mar

    Wow, the liberal trolls are out today with stronger than usual babble.
    I think they took some of that weed and smoked it this morning.

  15. MjM

    Nazi Nort knows only one weed:  Or don’t you know the difference?

    Look at the background, numbnutz.

    If those random mottles popping up through the mulch are “plantings”,  NYC needs a better grade of horticulturists.

    And yes, years of landscape design/installation/maintenance tell me so.

  16. Le Roi du Nord


    As I have said numerous times here, I have never, ever, not once used recreational or illegal drugs.

    “random mottles”  Now that sure is a commonly used term in the landscape business.  Maybe you should use genus and species instead of “mottles”.

  17. MjM

    Nazi Nort scolds like Karen: “Maybe you should….”

    ….look up the meaning of ‘mottle’, numbnutz.

  18. Le Roi du Nord


    Here you go, compliments of Merriam-Webster:
    1: a colored spot

    2a : a surface having colored spots or blotches
    b : the arrangement of such spots or blotches on a surface

    Or when determining if  a soil is hydric, one would look for mottles, as an indicator of redoximorphic features.  Or when describing the leaf, say of a trout lily, you could say the leaf was mottled.

    But “random mottles” didn’t appear anywhere.  Your turn.

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