...from here, featuring then-NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani's response to an activist protesting the city's ban on ferrets during a 1999 radio talk show.
I have nothing against ferrets. In fact, I rather like the little critters. But I have to give ol' Rudy credit for not holding back....
"I think you have totally and absolutely misinterpreted the law, because there's something deranged about you. The excessive concern that you have for ferrets is something you should examine with a therapist. Not with me. I'm not insulting you. I'm being honest with you. Maybe no one in your life has ever been honest with you. This conversation is over, David. Thank you. There is something really, really, very sad about you. You need help. You need somebody to help you. I know you feel insulted by that, but I'm being honest with you.
"This excessive concern with little weasels is a sickness. I'm sorry. That's my opinion. You don't have to accept it. There are probably very few people who would be as honest with you about that. But you should go consult a psychologist or a psychiatrist, and have him help you with this excessive concern, how you are devoting your life to weasels."
20 hours ago