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Stand Up for Pibbles

Angels come in all forms. And many pibble (pit bull) owners would say that their canine is an angel come to earth to teach humans all about love, compassion and kindness.

One of these angel canines just happens to be named Angel. Her guardian, actress and comedian Rebecca Corry seeks to create safe and humane communities for humans and animals and to raise awareness about the abuse and discrimination against pit bull terriers and discuss solutions for this growing problem.

Some of Rebecca’s guest star appearances include: “The King of Queens,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Rules Of Engagement,” “Rizzoli and Isles,” as well as appearances on “The Wayne Brady Show,” NBC’s “Late Friday,” “Comics Unleashed,” E’s 101 series,” Vh1s “Best Week Ever,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and her own 1/2 hour Comedy Central Presents 1/2 hour special.

On May 16th 2013 the HUFFINGTON POST announced Corry’s plan to march on Washington  DC http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/16/one-million-pibble-march_n_3280839.html?1368716232 and more recently she discussed her thoughts on President Barack Obama coming out against BSL and joining the fight for Pit Bulls http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/obama-breed-specific-legislation_n_3785911.html?utm_hp_ref=dc

Rebecca Corry’s pit bull terrier, Angel was found roaming the streets of Los Angeles as a victim of horrific abuse. Her body was riddled with scars and acid burns. She has damaged knees and her ears have been shorn, likely with scissors. It is believed that the dog was overbred and used as a bait dog during dog fights.

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Through a live, nationwide comedy show with performers such as Bill Burr, Kaley Cuoco and Whitney Cummings, Rebecca’s Stand Up for Pits Foundation raises money to positively advocate and educate about the true nature of Pibbles (kind, loving, sweet, gentle).  

Angel and Rebecca are also hoping to speak to President Obama in Washington DC on May 3, 2014 at the One Million Pibble March she is organizing on the west lawn at the Capitol from 12:30 – 2:00 pm.

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“My goal is to create safe and humane communities for humans and pets by advocating, educating and offering solutions,” said One Million PIBBLE March organizer Rebecca Corry.  “This is not just an animal issue; it is a social issue that affects us all. It is proven people who commit violent acts against animals will likely — and most often times do go on to — commit crimes against humanity.  The targeting of pit bull terriers is an obvious reflection of a broken society, but one that can be fixed.  The PIBBLE March provides us a national platform to be the voice of millions of voiceless victims, and we will be heard. Abuse and discrimination can no longer be tolerated.”

The event is attracting attendees from all over the United States as well as Canada, England and Germany. With more than 5,000 registered attendees to date and growing

Roo Yori, pet parent to Hector (a former dog of Michael Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels) and Wallace, world champion disc dog, will be one of the guest speakers along with numerous celebrities, sports figures, and comedians.

“I think any time you have a large group of people standing up for dogs that need help, it’s a good thing. Dogs need people to be their voice when it comes to laws and policies, so I’m honored to be chosen as one of the speakers to try and make positive change. I hope I do them proud,” said Roo.

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  • Key-note speaker Jamie Buehrle, wife of Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle, whose family has been personally affected by discrimination and forced to live apart due to BSL laws
  •     Leah Brewer, owner of the first-ever hero Pibble, Elle the Hero Dog of 2013

While Angel and some of the speaker’s dogs will be in attendance, the event is focused on human voices for their dogs. Other dogs will not be allowed at the event. Here’s why:

“Dogs are not allowed at the march because, simply put, dogs cannot change laws, the U.S. Capitol is not a dog park and this is not an opportunity to make it one. This is an opportunity for humans to be their voice. Having dogs there provides no impact and offers no solutions to ending discrimination and abuse. In addition, putting any dog of any breed in a stressful situation while trying to advocate for them is reckless and quite honestly, stupid. This event is happening for two very specific reasons:  to end discrimination and abuse. The only way that can happen is if humans attend. I can understand wanting to bring your dog, but the United States Capitol West Lawn will be respected.”

“The hardest part about saving dogs is humans.” — Rebecca Corry

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-corry/no-dogs_b_4567976.html

You know that as far as I am concerned, our society is completely backwards in the way it treats victims of most crimes. Too many times the rapists, abusers and real criminals get off scot free and the victims are blamed. Blaming pit bulls is like blaming black people for slavery, the Jews for the Holocaust, and/or victims of abuse and rape for the depraved acts of their abusers and rapists. This HAS to change.

If dogs could talk,  I am 1,000% sure that if given the choice between fighting other dogs and living a desperate lonely terrifying life on chains, being overbred, being thrown into pit rings as bait dogs, and ultimately dying a horrific bloody death, that the dogs would choose instead to be someone’s beloved pet, safe inside the home, a family member, with a comfortable life. And they also LOVE staying at pet friendly hotels.

Which makes me think of my darling Cici. Yesterday i came out to the living room where her crate is. She usually rests in it. But instead, I found her lounging on the couch, all spread out, comfortable in her habitat. When I came near, she wagged her tail, rolled onto her back and showed me her belly for rubbing. Gee, what a life she has !  A truly pampered Polka Dot Princess.  And she deserves it just as all pets do.

Supporters of The Stand Up For Pits Foundation, include:

  •     Kaley Cuoco (Actress, The Big Bang Theory)
  •     Whitney Cummings (Actress, Whitney)
  •     Courtney Cox (Actress, Friends)
  •     David Arquette (Actor, Scream)
  •     Bill Burr (Actor, Breaking Bad)
  •     Cheri OTeri (Actress, Saturday Night Live)
  •     Moby (Singer-Songwriter, Innocents)
  •     Janeane Garafolo (Comedian, Saturday Night Live)
  •     Torrey Smith (Baltimore Ravens Superbowl Champion)
  •     Gerrard Shepperd (Baltimore Ravens Player)
  •     John Rallo (MMA Fighter)

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There are numerous ways for you to participate:

Attend the march (but please leave your pets home)

If you can’t make it to the march, organize marches in your cities, counties and states. Every year, every month, every week. Whatever it takes to end abuse and save lives.

visit:

(www.standupforpits.us)

purchase a hoodie

donate

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stand-Up-For-Pits-Foundation/162434730631884

LAST CHANCE TO BE A VOLUNTEER MARSHAL for the PIBBLE March! If you are interested in volunteering at the rally on the West Lawn May 3rd, please email baltimorebullycrew@gmail.com.

AND please take a moment to remind Mr. Obama we will be there and that he is more than welcome!!

On August 21st, 2013 President Obama joined the fight for Pit Bulls by making an official statement against Dog Breed Specific Legislation. Angel (the inspiration for the PIBBLE march) and PIBBLE march organizer, Rebecca Corry, were featured in the article

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/obama-breed-specific-legislation_n_3785911.html

 

Mr. Obama has been officially invited to the PIBBLE rally on May 3rd. HERE IS WHERE ALL OF YOU COME IN!!!

Marchers, Rally Attendees and Supporters –

WE are urging EVERYONE to email him with the message below AT LEAST once a week between now and the rally (32 days from now!). To make this as simple as possible, please follow these instructions:

Go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments and fill out the “Contact the White House” form.
In the “Who are you trying to contact?” field, select “The White House and President Obama.”
Enter your personal information.
In the “Subject” field, select “Civil Rights.”
In the “Comment” box, cut-and-paste the following message.

write to President Obama:

“Thank you for standing opposed to Breed Specific Legislation. On Saturday, May 3rd, I will be showing my support by attending the first ever One Million PIBBLE rally on the West Lawn of the US Capitol, from 12:30-2:00pm. We are participating in this peaceful demonstration in an effort to end discrimination (BSL) and abuse (dog fighting is bigger now than ever before). We hope the power of our collective voices, in this national forum, will help educate offenders and legislators alike. We would be deeply honored if you would come and address us with a few words of support and encouragement of your own, at this historic event. This is as much a social issue as it is an animal issue and it can be fixed. PLEASE join us in our effort to make communities safe and humane for humans and pets by being the preeminent voice of thousands of America’s voiceless victims! Thank you for your consideration.”

Please be CONCISE, RESPECTFUL. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD ON BEHALF OF MILLION OF VOICELESS VICTIMS NOT AN OPPORTUNITY TO STATE POLITICAL OPINIONS SO PLEASE BE THE VOICE THAT PIT BULL TERRIERS SO MUCH DESERVE. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.

Thank you.

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Hoppy Easter Bo

Hoppy Easter…from Bo… and the President and the Easter Bunny…and others…

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Comfort the survivors

10 Golden Retriever therapy dogs have arrived in Newtown, CT to comfort the survivors

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/national/northeast/2012/12/dogs_arrive_newtown_comfort_survivors

The animal shelter of choice is The Animal Center, located right in Newtown. There is a link to donate on their website, or you can mail your memorial gift to PO Box 475, Newtown, CT 06470.

http://www.examiner.com/article/newtown-shooting-victim-can-be-honored-by-donating-to-local-animal-shelter?cid=db_articles

we pray for the survivors that they heal and find peace and pray for our nation, that we ban assault weapons and provide gun control regulations and take care of mentally ill NOW…

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/12/15/1341921/over-80000-sign-white-house-petition-calling-gun-regulation-bill-in-just-24-hours/

‎”These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change.” —President Obama at yesterday’s vigil in Newtown, Connecticut

In 1996, Australia banned semi-automatics. In the 18 years before, there were 13 mass shootings. Since then, none.

Piers Morgan @piersmorgan
Key question for gun lobby: if owning guns protects you in your home, how come Mrs Lanza died – given that she had 6 of them?

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This is Victoria. She died a hero Friday. She hid her first graders in the cabinets and closets after hearing the gunfire. When the shooter came to her classroom, she told him that her students were in the gym. He then gunned her down and moved on. She saved the lives of all of her students. She deserves to be remembered for her bravery.

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Happy days are here again

this morning, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and tails are wagging!!!!!    first dog Bo stays in the White House… Big Bird is happy… NO MORE ADS… Landslide. #Obama2012

Last night Ohio and many other states showed the country that our democracy is not for sale.

To the President…”When you were elected in 2008, you inspired the world with a call to take responsibility for the problems we face as global citizens. Since then, you have made earnest efforts to live up to that great hope and trust placed in you by the American public. I believe you have been re-elected now in recognition of that effort.” — the Dalai Lama.”

WOMEN, WE DID IT!!!   18 women were elected to the Senate. That has never been done before.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/07/women-senate-2012-election_n_2086093.html

http://www.theonion.com/articles/i-want-to-congratulate-the-president-romney-says-i,30283/

Democrats don’t have to cheat to win

http://www.salon.com/2012/11/07/the_obama_mandate/

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Whistlin Dixie

Cici likes to bark at the birds, trucks that make too much noise, and chases the birds, too. Sometimes in the house or yard, she sees invisible creatures that she barks at, too… Can it be that Clint Eastwood has dog eyes and can see invisible and/or made-up creatures, too?  the Rebarklikans were up to their old tricks at the RNC and treated everyone to some wild entertainment.

Some news hounds tell us that Pittie Pit Bull is also making a run for the White House, for President, and is the woofiest way to go… There’s a Yorkie for VP, what do you think???

https://www.facebook.com/pitbull4pres

here are a few of the funniest “chair fest” and Republican National Convention photos and a few are doggone cute and laugh out loud hilarious…Enjoy !

Chris Rock @chrisrockoz
Can’t wait for the #DNC2012 this week. Insiders say Obama is gonna do a bit at the convention where he talks to Mitt’s invisible tax returns

http://front.moveon.org/martin-sheen-calls-out-the-fear-mongers-in-under-two-minutes/

Michael Moore

The Republican philosophy: America is a company, corporations are people, the president is a chair.

http://politicalhumor.about.com/b/2012/08/31/clint-eastwoods-empty-chair-routine.htm

President Obama on the GOP convention: “It was a rerun. We’d seen it before. You might as well have watched it on a black-and-white TV.”

“The 82-year-old Hollywood icon introduced Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney with a rambling 12-minute improvisation that included a rude “interview” with an empty chair purportedly occupied by an invisible Obama.

“Was he offended?

“One thing about being president or running for president — if you’re easily offended, you should probably choose another profession.” Obama said with a smile.”

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2012-09-02/obama-clint-eastwood-skit/57520284/1?csp=34news&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+usatoday-NewsTopStories+%28News+-+Top+Stories%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

“Conservatives haven’t been attacking Barack Obama for the last four years, they’ve been screaming at a fantasy, a strawman of their own creation.

“Conservatives haven’t been attacking the actual president, instead they’ve been losing their minds over a supposed Muslim Communist Nazi Socialist Kenyan who wants to give everybody “free” healthcare by destroying capitalism through death panels convened by the New World Order of leftist radicals secretly controlled by Bill Ayers and the Black Panthers through the Federal Reserve and a program of forced vaccinations which causes young girls to become whores and which in turn forces young men to become crazed mass killers which is, of course, a false flag operation by the Obama Administration to usher in the United Nations who will confiscate our guns and herd us all into FEMA Death Camps of Death where everybody will be forced into an unending string of gay marriages and drone launched abortions in order to destroy the free market, give everybody free birth control, and bring about the End Times. Also, Nazis.

“Clint Eastwood’s act at the RNC was a brilliant analogy for the republican party itself.

“Seriously.

“Folks, nothing, and I mean nothing, sums up the current state of the once great party of Lincoln like a raving old white guy yelling at an empty chair while everybody in the audience uncomfortably tries to pretend like nothing’s wrong.”

http://www.stonekettle.com/2012/09/good-bad-and-ugly.html

“Team Romney sent an actor out to wing it on national television.

“They screwed up the un-screwuppable. This was like having one of the featured guests at the State of the Union drop his trousers on camera. If you botch that, how are you going to execute the more complicated constitutional duties? Mitt Romney can’t handle Clint Eastwood trying to do him a favor, and he wants to take on unfriendly negotiations with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Vladimir Putin?”

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/scocca/2012/08/clint_eastwood_gop_convention_the_romney_campaign_sells_out_its_surprise_speaker_.single.html

http://samuel-warde.com/2012/08/celebrities-speak-out-clint-eastwoods-empty-chair-speech/

 

 

 

I heard rumors that Betty White will be the DNC “mystery speaker” and that she’s going to talk to an empty suit.

Romney accepting the nomination… I bought it

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2012/08/romney-accepts-nomination-i-bought-it.html

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/30/1125935/-LYIN-RYAN-ALL-THE-MEDIA-PUSHBACK?detail=hide

https://www.facebook.com/ObamaIn2012PuppiesAllTheTime

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=459984294021803

sad that the workers were paid below minimum wage to work at the RNC

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/31/rnc-convention-workers-minimum-wage_n_1844836.html

Yiddish Curses on Jewish GOP

May your accountant be as honest as Paul Ryan, and may your children be as compassionate towards the elderly and infirm.

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/110695/yiddish-curses-for-gop-jews?utm_source=Tablet+Magazine+List&utm_campaign=e490da0050-8_31_2012&utm_medium=email

“We don’t talk social issues,” said Mary Ann Carter, policy director for the Young Guns Network, who manages the pavilion, as several young women from the convention milled about sipping coffee and shopping for souvenirs. “We talk about the economy. We talk about health care. We talk about energy.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/us/politics/at-republican-convention-women-play-down-social-issues.html

this is beautiful

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okwEmVJrn3A&feature=g-upl

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Americans love dogs

Americans love dogs but do we love women?  just throwing that out since it seems like some people who call themselves American are waging war on women. They also don’t seem to care that much about dogs, animals, the environment, other people either.

in life, we have choices to make every day…  and sometimes they are easy and other times they are difficult…

and it is not always as simple as this…

vs

Mitt Romney drove to Canada with the family Irish setter on the roof of the car. and even now dogs do not like Romney…

Here’s the follow up: Barbara Bush comforting the dog, post-Romney encounter…Barbara: Don’t worry honey, he’s not going on vacation with us.

#46760857

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/romney-dog/2012/03/15/id/432667

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/ad-lib/2012/mar/15/romneys-dog-canine-lesson-candidates/

http://www.huliq.com/10282/romney-criticized-about-his-dog-while-dogs-vital-presidential-lifestyle

and what about this menu?  is there anything on it that working or unemployed or seniors or women or middle class or poor people want????

Romney does not care about the poor, wants to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, and wants women to go back to 1950…

Roe v. Wade
Favors a repeal
“I’d like to see Roe v. Wade overturned and allow the states and the elected representatives of the people, and the people themselves, have the ability to put in place pro-life legislation.”
5 June 2007, Republican Presidential Debate (Manchester, New Hampshire)

http://2012.republican-candidates.org/Romney/Abortion.php

President Obama echoed his support for the Supreme Court’s pro-choice decision in Roe v. Wade.

“Government should not intrude on private family matters,” Obama said in a statement, adding that he also supports policies to prevent “unintended pregnancies.”

Romney was weak about Rush Limbaugh, “It’s not the language I would have used,” Romney said of Limbaugh’s comments  while President Obama called Sandra Fluke personally.

Obama said at a news conference that he’d called Fluke after Limbaugh made his comments “because I thought about Malia and Sasha, and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about, even ones I may not agree with them on. I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way, and I don’t want them attacked or called horrible names because they’re good citizens.”

Obama on women’s health care

A 32-page regulatory proposal offers options for providing preventive care, and President Barack Obama‘s health care law requires health plans to cover prevention at no cost to the consumer.

Romney’s support for personhood amendments and the Blunt Amendment is evidence that he’s going as far to the right as anyone can when it comes to women’s reproductive health.

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/03/democrats-mitt-romney-is-more-extreme-on-womens-rights-than-rick-santorum-video.php

President Obama: auto industry bailout

Romney would have allowed the industry to collapse and lose 1.3 million

manufacturing jobs

Romney wants to tax the middle class and poor while President Obama wants to tax the 1%…

Romney’s pitch is that he’s Mr. Fix It — a corporate turnaround artist with an MBA. Looking for a candidate who’ll get the economy moving and put people back to work? Just so long as you overlook his only leadership experience in government and all the mass layoffs he orchestrated at his vulture-capital firm, Romney’s your guy.

What happens to that pitch if the economy improves, growth strengthens, and job creation picks up steam before the election? I don’t know. More importantly, I don’t think Romney knows, either.

Santorum’s pitch is altogether different. Whether the unemployment rate is 8.3% or 3.8%, Santorum is offering a message about culture, values, and religion. He doesn’t like contraception; he wants to restrict access to pornography; and a spirited defense of the separation of church and state makes him, in Santorum’s words, want to “vomit.”

As the former senator put it yesterday, “My campaign doesn’t hinge on unemployment rates and growth rates. It’s something more foundational that’s going on.”

Whether one finds Santorum’s agenda offensive or not, at least this is coherent and consistent. Unlike so many Republicans, he’s not rooting for bad economic news before the election, because the health of the economy is independent of his right-wing societal vision.

http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/20/10773490-why-unemployment-doesnt-matter-to-santorum

vast differences of Character, Vision and Values for our country… and if you are upset, paranoid and/or concerned about the NDAA and other bills restricting our civil liberties, the right wing GOP’ers meanwhile have invaded women’s privates and privacy in horrific ways, and want women who have abortions to be sent to jail for killing their unborn fetus “person.”

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/17/1075219/-Breaking-First-Degree-Homicide-Of-The-Unborn-Child-Bill-Passes-CO-House-On-Second-Reading

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/03/20/guest-post-a-doctor-on-transvaginal-ultrasounds/   a dr speaks out against unwanted, unnecessary t.v. ultrasounds, politics

What good is a law that adds only pain and difficulty to perhaps the most painful and difficult decision a woman can make? Shouldn’t women have a right to protect themselves from strangers’ opinions on their most personal matters? Shouldn’t we have the right not to know?

http://www.texasobserver.org/cover-story/the-right-not-to-know

There are bills like these being considered and/or passed in states that have GOP governors and/or where the GOP has the majority.

GOP legislators have sought to exempt religious orgs from having to offer health insurance that covers contraceptives.

…In Arizona and Kansas, Republican state legislators pushed bills allowing a doctor to lie about the health status of your fetus for fear you might opt to get an abortion.

And should you make that harrowing choice, Virginia Republicans, following in the footsteps of their colleagues in a number of other states, passed a law requiring that you have an ultrasound first.

But the women behind Government Free VJJ have a different kind of approach:

“Follow these simple steps,” the website beckons…

1. Knit or crochet a lady part
2. Print a message to enclose
3. Mail it to your male Senator or Congressional Representative [links provided]
4. We’re in the process of arranging hand delivery to congressional offices in Washington, until then, go ahead and mail yours in!
5. Record your items in this spreadsheet so we can track which representatives still need to receive a “gift”!
6. Don’t forget to thank your representative if he respects women and supports our rights.

There are kntting and crochet patterns available to make a “snatchel.”

http://www.indecisionforever.com/blog/2012/03/20/sending-your-congressman-a-uterus-of-his-very-own

http://motherjones.com/mojo/2012/03/knit-your-congressman-vagina-contraception-abortion

here is the crochet pattern…

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crocheted-uterus

‎”I am a woman and I have these human rights: The right to life. The right to privacy. The right to freedom. The right to bodily integrity. The right to decide when and how I reproduce.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/soraya-chemaly/womens-reproductive-rights_b_1345214.html

book your gyn appt, call the RNC http://www.politicalshake.com/2012/03/20/need-to-see-a-gynecologist-call-the-rnc-today-republican-national-committee-inundated-with-calls-and-emails-from-women/

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winners of the lost dog book contest

It is time to announce the winners of the Lost Dogs book contest (even though it was not supposed to end until January 23), there has been a lull in sending books activity so it seems an auspicious time to announce the winners and some good news for a change.

Thank you to the 200+ folks who participated in sending the Lost Dogs books to the White House.  You did good.

Winners

Katie Moyer
Visit Nature’s Logic and select the food, and flavor of the food, you’d like to receive for your dog. You may choose one of the following:
•    one 4.4-lb bag dry kibble or
•    one 3-lb bag raw frozen or
•    five 13.2-oz cans

Catherine Howe Bryant

Loving Pets will be sending you a doggie bowl and treats (Cici barks for these yummy in the tummy treats and I love the slobber-proof bowls)

Anna Bougas
Head on over to Earth Naturals: http://www.earthnaturalspetfood.com/
and pick out your choice of a 7.25lb bucket of food

Honorable Mention

Dawn Stark Brunell will receive a leather dog collar of her choice over at DoggieStylish.com

for her tile glass of the book…

Two More Honorable Mentions

Please contact me with your addresses, email info so you can collect your prizes (Treats from Clear Conscience).   Thanks!

Gina Spadafori

Jacki Richards

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the race card…

Update: Thank you to Donna Reynolds from BadRap for this blog post… my thoughts exactly, well, great minds think alike…  :-)

a worthy White House literacy project… heh heh heh

http://badrap-blog.blogspot.com/2011/01/worthy-white-house-literacy-project.html

 

This is my 500th blog post, a milestone. It is sad to see people’s attitudes on this subject. Am sick of talking about vick, too. Yet when I hear racist remarks, apathy and cynical, nuthing gonna change so I ain’t gotta do nuthin attitudes, it is clear that more needs to be said on the topic. Can’t we please have an adult conversation and not just shove this underneath the rug? I believe in the power of prayer to change everything/everyone, and that does not mean God has blinders on, nor deaf, dumb and stupid, either.

An adult respects other people’s opinions not their own. An adult agrees to disagree with others without calling them names and bringing up stereotypical images. An adult acts and responds correctly to situations despite emotions and feelings about the subject matter.

Am I always an adult? No. I realized last night that having been abused myself is part of why I am so incensed about this issue. I spent my childhood in a state of terror, cowering, so I identify with the plight of the underdogs. I feel their pain and fright. And people’s pasts and emotions do not dismiss the valid points. Let’s just keep it civil. Do unto others as you want them to do unto you. Give others credit and let them have their opinions without resorting to rants, please.

It is clear that our country is still divided racially and racism on both sides rears its ugly head again over Obama as president and over Michael Vick. Ugh.

http://atlantapost.com/2011/01/03/do-white-people-love-their-dogs-as-much-as-black-people/

people, can we have a civilized conversation without resorting to racist claims on both sides? Some black Americans are using the race card and so are some white people but this is not a black/white issue… and I can understand why some black Americans think this is just a new excuse to hate them, hate successful black men, because of the tragic history of American racism and how dogs were used against them. That is a valid point.

and this is what I wrote to Ms Charing Ball.

I just read your piece about vick and I appreciated what you wrote and have a better understanding of how and why some black Americans are responding the way they are to this dog doo. This country is still divided racially and lots of stupid racist people are chiming in, like tucker carlson. I for one have tried to steer the conversation away from that b.s. by asking people to concentrate on the healing of the dogs instead of their hatred of black people.

Please don’t throw the babies out with the bath water!

I love dogs, hate fu fu dogs, and make fun of people who dress up their dogs and get them married, for goodness sake too. I laughed hard at that stuff white people like blog post.

Also, I have a pit bull mix that I rescued from the hands of a homicidal maniac and met three of the former vick dogs and am still haunted by the terror in those sad sad eyes. For a week or more after meeting them, i would cry every time my happy go lucky trusting dog would meet strangers. Those dogs will never be a dog like her again although they’ve come a long way.

I am writing to clarify a couple of key points, so maybe you can get beyond the color of Michael Vick’s skin and see why people of ALL colors are still outraged over him.

1. Vick used his own dog as a bait dog to be savaged. He is only banned from having a dog until 2012, he should NEVER be able to have a dog again.

2. if / when you read the lost dogs book by jim gorant, you will learn that vick got a plea deal, never admitted any personal wrong doing and he never got charged with animal cruelty. The book outlines precisely how they found the blood on his hands. He killed dogs for fun and profit. That is not just a mere mistake.

The ASPCA and law enforcement know that there is a well documented correlation between people who abuse animals go on to abuse people.

3. Redemption begins with admitting what you did wrong and remorse for what you did. Vick has never done that. He has said repeatedly he’d still be fighting dogs (and killing them brutally) if he had not been caught. He wants forgiveness without admitting what he did. It’s all a big PR show for money. we resent that football players of all colors get away with murder and all that matters is that they play ball.

4. Many people in this country are still outraged about bush/cheney getting away with murder and mayhem, and blame them for the economy, rightly so. many hate those two white guys. and anyone sane of mind, knows sarah palin is nuts, don’t get me started.

5. This guy has good points about how it’s ok in this country to get away with stuff if you are rich and famous.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/morris-w-okelly/mr-president-youre-wrong-_b_801965.html

and from the people in the trenches taking care of the dogs, Best Friends, who took in 22 of the dogs.

http://blogs.bestfriends.org/index.php/2010/12/29/when-the-president-calls-about-the-vick-dogs/

Thanks for listening.

am glad this guy is finally free, but it took 30 years, wow… hint: he is black…

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110104/ap_on_re_us/us_dna_exoneration_texas

now this stuff (see link below) that people say about President Obama is about racism. I agree with Michael Moore that some people became unglued when he became president and so they keep coming up with all kinds of crazy reasons to hate him.

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-in-the-news/michael-moore-on-anderson-cooper

 

what do you think???

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dear president obama/updates

gotta love these, http://badrap-blog.blogspot.com/2011/01/worthy-white-house-literacy-project.html

send the POTUS (President of the US)/White House a copy of the Lost Dogs book by Jim Gorant if you can.

Mr. President and First Lady Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500


now, Dear President Obama, I love you… read on, it’s great…

http://cynography.blogspot.com/2010/12/profane-open-letter-to-leader-of-free.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/morris-w-okelly/mr-president-youre-wrong-_b_801965.html

Does the Trojan corporation get a phone call from President Obama if it gives Tiger Woods “a second chance” with an exclusive multimillion-dollar condom endorsement deal? Would Trojan then be about the business of changing the perception of/leveling the playing field for philandering professional athletes? Imagine the campaign slogan…
“Unleash the Tiger in your pants! Got Wood?”

Michael Mountain, one of the founders of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, speaks out about vick and President Obama.

http://www.zoenature.org/2010/12/michael-vick%E2%80%99s-true-message-to-young-people/

http://www.zoenature.org/2010/12/my-questions-for-michael-vick/

Rehabilitation starts with acknowledging what you did.  vick has never admitted doing anything personally that he did.

http://www.zoenature.org/2010/12/the-day-obama-struck-out/

yes, now we’re cooking, huffpost has posted an article about best friend’s blog and polled people if they think obama owes them a call, 80% said yes, please chime in, thanks !!!

obama should call badrap too for that matter, they took care of a lot of the dogs, too, and I called the white house, it was great, send obama the lost dogs book, we are having impact for GOOD, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/30/michael-vicks-dogs-call_n_802700.html

ok, finally Best Friends weighs in, been harassing them all with emails…other people probably have, too…. yay !!!

http://blogs.bestfriends.org/index.php/2010/12/29/when-the-president-calls-about-the-vick-dogs/

here we go again, barf and bark…

Please write to President Obama, NPR, the New Yorker

re: michael vick

sign this petition:

http://animals.change.org/petitions/view/tell_president_obama_you_dont_agree_with_him_supporting_michael_vicks_2nd_chance

NewYorker The New Yorker 

To-Do List: Second Chances for Michael Vick, Alvin Greene: http://nyr.kr/gxhXYE
nprpolitics NPR Politics 

Obama’s Praise For Vick’s Second Chance: Good Call? http://n.pr/guBQ1R

here is what I wrote:

Dear President Obama, please read the book lost dogs by jim gorant. should child molesters be able to adopt children?

85% in usa today poll say vick should never own a dog. he said he would still be dog fighting if he had not been caught. he never was charged with animal cruelty though he killed dogs with his bare hands for fun & profit.

i met 3 of the dogs. never let vick near bo. we can forgive but never forget. playing football is not a standard by which to let a dog killer near dogs ever again.

sincerely,

your name

Here is the petition letter…

I would add that if Obama was trying to win Pennsylvania votes, that strategy was POOR JUDGEMENT, wrong for the country and that you will not vote for him unless/until he changes his stance.  I hesitate on this because I know that his opponents are jumping on this (Fox News) to hit him over the head with… sometimes I think Obama self-sabotages. Still, there is NO ROOM for politics when dog’s lives are at stake !!!

Dear President Obama:

It has been reported that you felt compelled to call the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles football team, Jeffrey Lurie, to “thank” him for giving dog-fighter, Michael Vick, a second chance. It is baffling that you would step into the ring surrounding this controversial individual who has killed dogs in heinous ways with his own hands and barely served 2 years jail time for his actions. For some reason, you did make this choice, and as a Pit Bull advocate – a dog advocate – I cannot sit back and allow you to think you’ve done the right thing without hearing from my side.

There is no rehabilitation for this type of criminal. Particularly when the perpetrator himself has repeatedly said that he would still be fighting (killing) dogs if he hadn’t been caught. He has refused, time and again, to meet the rehabilitated survivors of his abuse – which would be a critical step in the right direction for him making amends with the dog community. Now he claims to want another dog in his home for his children – an arrogant statement only meant to fuel the fire he has created since his arrest. He deserves no such opportunity – ever.

It is particularly disconcerting to me that you have chosen to commend the criminal but have not once acknowledged the victims of his actions or, for that matter, the law enforcement officers and dog experts who handled the case. Until you meet some of these dogs, read the book The Lost Dogs by Jim Gorant, and commend the people involved in ending the Bad Newz Kennel operation, I don’t see how you can embarrass yourself by making this phone call. You should apologize immediately for this decision.

this is a blog hop, i put in code, did it ten times, hopefully it will get you to where you are supposed to go…

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Michelle Obama: First dog to arrive in April

Sasha says April 1st, April Fools Day… good day to bring a new dog home… They’re seeking a rescue Portuguese Water Dog (similar to Labradoodles) …

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_Water_Dog

names for the dog range from Frank to Moose and beyond…

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090225/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama_dog

Petfinder:

http://www.petfinder.com/dog-breeds/Portuguese-Water-Dog

what a cutie:

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