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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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The Day the LOLCats Died…

Check out these fantastic statistics and screenshots from January 18 SOPA/PIPA Blackout Day.

http://www.sopastrike.com/numbers

 

The government shut down a big website…Alicia Keys husband arrested for piracy

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/megaupload_seizure/?akid=1155.762188.IVDL_F&rd=1&t=2

Anonymous shuts down government websites

http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/19/business/megaupload-shutdown/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

http://front.moveon.org/the-shocking-facts-about-the-governments-move-to-censor-the-internet/

Yesterday was a BIG protest on the Internet against SOPA/PIPA…with websites such as Google, Michael Moore, Reddit, Wikipedia, and others that went dark.

https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/

SOPA supporters

http://judiciary.house.gov/issues/Rogue%20Websites/List%20of%20SOPA%20Supporters.pdf

There were some good happenings as folks bombarded Congress with emails and phone calls. Some of the sponsors and co-sponsors dropped from being on board with the bills…

http://gizmodo.com/5877219/sopa-outrage-is-breaking-the-senates-websites

http://mashable.com/2012/01/18/pipa-sopa-abandon-bill/

People protesting are now asking for folks to ask President Obama to veto the bill (he has said that he would but he said he would veto NDAA and did not ultimately)…

https://act.demandprogress.org/act/veto_sopa/

https://act.demandprogress.org/act/vote_for_net/

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/dead-on-arrival-obama-succumbs-to-pressure-will-veto-sopa-legislation_01152012

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police and puppies and peaceful solutions, oh my

Police making friends with puppies at #occupymonterey Camp, compassion needed everywhere…  tis the season to cooperate and make friends and be jolly, right…

at first, it was all warm and fuzzy, exciting and fun, even invigorating and it seemed as though most Americans, even politicians and the White House agreed with the Occupy Wall Street protesters… but then we’ve all been seeing the police brutality, 5,000+ protesters arrested and evicted and pepper sprayed meanwhile NO Wall Street criminals have been charged nor arrested… maybe that is just a coincidence (I do not believe in coincidences, do you?) …

so do you think that what the media is showing YOU is ALL that is going on everywhere??? like the above, peaceful camps with cooperating police and cities are happening across the nation…and NOT being shown on TV…in newspapers… hmmmm…

could it be that the TV/media/government want citizens to STOP no more protests no more showing up and no more dissenting, making noise, being visible, so they are scaring taxpayers who have the right to dissent/protest in public spaces with all of the coverage of pepper spraying, batons and arrests, hmmmmm… could that be right here in America, home of the Free and the Brave or is it Home of the Free and the Slaves???

gee whiz, we will let you decide…

but first, a new law in Nevada has led to a 75% decrease in foreclosures because they are holding the banks accountable, gee golly willickers, could it be that simple/easy, YES…

http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-nevada-foreclosure-20111210,0,5514369.story

a coalition of Occupiers and other groups are Occupying foreclosed homes and/or stopping foreclosures and even putting up tents in their own yards…

 https://www.facebook.com/TentForDissent?sk=info

poignant, how occupiers are helping homeless, mayors/police/government NOT so much
http://my.firedoglake.com/scarecrow/2011/12/10/rescued-from-real-people-bostons-de-occupied-dewey-park-now-re-landscaped-for-passing-motorists/

 

Author Naomi Wolf made a brilliant suggestion for people to book a room at their local City Hall, where residents have the RIGHT to call a meeting in a public space and hold a meeting, press conference, and talk about important issues and organize and solve problems… huh…

I thought that Keith Olbermann had a good idea, too…

http://www.politicususa.com/en/keith-olbermann-ows-christmas

If they evict an occupation dressed up as a huge nativity scene, isn’t that a War on Christmas?

but if you put your tent up in a national park and your tent has a sign on it, uh oh,  FREEDOM of SPEECH…

http://volokh.com/2010/08/06/d-c-circuit-strikes-down-limits-on-expressive-activity-in-national-parks/

Jingle Bells ringing…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steven-van-zandt/democracy-in-america_b_1139463.html

…The simple fact is we do not live in a democracy. Certainly not the kind our Founding Fathers intended. We live in a corporate dictatorship represented by, and beholden to, no single human being you can reason with or hold responsible for anything.

The corporation has but one obligation, which is to increase profits for it’s shareholders by any legal means necessary by the next fiscal quarter.

They have no moral, patriotic, social, environmental, generational or even sustainable responsibility…

We need to eliminate all private finance from the electoral process…

Campaign finance doesn’t need reform. It needs elimination.

To accomplish this we must overturn Buckley v. Valeo, one of the two or three worst decisions in the history of the Supreme Court.

The ruling makes the extraordinary decision that money is protected by the First Amendment…

More money can beat Big money…

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/opinion/in-campaign-financing-more-money-can-beat-big-money.html?_r=2&ref=constitutionalamendments 

We are ALL Occupy Leaders Now…

http://www.nationofchange.org/michael-moore-we-are-all-leaders-occupy-movement-1323449388

Deck the Halls with boughs of Liberty and Justice for ALL…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLiKvSz_wX8&feature=player_embedded

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Border Collie is the first Dog to lead an Occupation

Border collies were bred to herd livestock including sheep. Border Collies are also noted for their intelligence. Occupy protesters are not known for being sheep, so it must be Shelby’s intelligence that prompted Occupy Denver to elect this 3-1/2 year old Border Collie mix as their leader. That and being pressured by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock to name a leader in order “to deal with City and State officials.”

One of the organizers, Al Nesby, nominated Shelby as the group’s leader after filmmaker Michael Moore showed up and rubbed him the wrong way by refusing to follow general assembly rules. Shelby’s bodyguard, filmmaker Peter John Jentsch, was happy to comply and Shelby received a landslide vote.  Shelby maintains a strict protest against leashes and has pawticipated in the Denver Occupation for the past month. Protesters have already made an official request for Shelby to meet with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.

Denver politicians are probably scratching their heads wondering who let the dogs out.

But since corporations are now considered people, the Denver Occupiers feel that Shelby is closer to a person than any corporation: She can bleed, she can breed, and she can show emotion. “Either Shelby is a person, or corporations aren’t people,” said a Shelby supporter at the time of her election.

Shelby is getting her paws wet becoming a real political animal. It is expected that she will not condone any of the usual dog-eat-dog tactics.

Shelby exhibits heart, warmth, and an appreciation for the group over personal ambition that Occupy Denver members feel are sorely lacking in the leaders some of them have voted for on national, state, and local levels.

Newly-elected leader Shelby will be leading this Saturday’s Occupy Denver march against Corporate Personhood, and invites all other civic minded dogs (and their leash-holders) to join.

Cici and I would have really enjoyed a Pit Bull dog being named the leader of the Denver Occupation since pit bulls and pit bull mixes are banned in Denver. That would have been a real coup for the breed. It would take a special ambassador for the breed to lead that march.

Is YOUR dog up for becoming the SpokesDog / Leader of the Pack of your local Occupation?  Cici welcomes dogs of ALL breeds to provide leadership.What does YOUR dog occupy most of the time? Tell US Your Story (photos, too). Thanks.

Today is 11-11-11… time for our weekly Pet Blog Hop thanks to Life with Dogs, Two Little Cavaliers and Confessions of the Plume…  Grab the code and hop away

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update: occupation goes global

just one week ago when I wrote about the Occupy  Wall Street protests, it was below the radar, it is HUGE what has happened in just one week…. there are now 1,000+ cities that have protesters including all across the USA, Canada and Europe, even Australia. There is a group protesting the Federal Reserve as well as the London Stock Exchange.

http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/680940/massive_marches_on_wall_street_as_protests_shake_the_world;_assange_speaks_in_london/#paragraph2

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2011/oct/15/occupy-wall-street-movement-global?fb=native

who are the 99%?

http://www.observer.com/2011/10/50-portraits-from-the-occupy-wall-street-megamarch/

Today, October 15, is Global Occupation… Occupation Everywhere…

http://globalrevolution.tv/

http://15october.net/

http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

http://www.meetup.com/occupytogether/Monterey-CA/

end the war, tax the rich, send banksters to jail, get money out of politics, what the 99% want, #OWS

It’s the Inequality, Stupid, the game is rigged against the 99%

Bush Tax Cuts Cost the Rest of Us $11.6 Million An Hour. Yes, An Hour.

http://www.commondreams.org/further/2011/10/15

http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/02/income-inequality-in-america-chart-graph

Democrats are trying to co-opt the movement for their own political advantage…

“We emphatically reject the attempted leadership of any political party,
organization or individual.” – We the People

powerful short film, USA hypocrisy

http://www.youtube.com/watchv=RGRXCgMdz9A&feature=player_embedded

https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=261812387188047  get corp money out of politics

Occupy Berlin | Occupy Budapest | Occupy Cairo | Occupy Lisbon | Occupy the London Stock Exchange | Occupy Madrid | Occupy Moscow | Occupy Mumbai |Occupy Paris | Occupy Rome | Occupy Seoul | Occupy Taipai | Occupy Tel Aviv |Occupy Tokyo | Occupy Vienna | Occupy Warsaw | Hundreds More Occupations Worldwide

“In total, students from at least 100 college campuses around the country walked out of class in a show of solidarity and support for the Occupy Wall Street movement.” Peter Rothberg, The Nation

nypd white shirts on bankster’s payroll

http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/10/10/financial-giants-put-new-york-city-cops-on-their-payroll/

lawsuits have been filed…

BOSTON/Dewey Square – At 1:30 a.m. this morning, elements of the Boston Police Department, Transit Police and the Massachusetts State Police – with assistance from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department – arrested approximately 100 protestors who engaged in non-violent civil disobedience in defense of a second encampment started by #OccupyBoston activists adjacent to their existing Dewey Square encampment yesterday on a stretch of the Rose Kennedy Greenway bounded by Purchase St., Pearl St., Congress St. and Atlantic Ave.

http://www.nationofchange.org/why-elites-are-trouble-1318346172   paradigm shift happening

http://www.nationofchange.org/seven-snappy-comebacks-those-lame-anti-occupy-talking-points-1318344312

They love making fun of the demonstrators’ looks, but it’s pretty difficult to step outside the system and live outdoors without looking a little rough in the eyes of the moneyed classes. Jesus and his disciples probably looked pretty rough to some people, too. I’m sure the rich people looked down their noses at Him after He overturned those tables.

That’s not done in polite company.

Think about it: A guy rides into town on a donkey. Then he says the moneyed interests are exerting too much influence on the government – and on some of the religious elite, too. And what was that about the wealthy? Oh, yeah – “It’s easier for a camel to pass through a needle’s eye than for a rich man to enter heaven.”

No matter what you believe or don’t believe spiritually, it’s clear that oligarchic wealth has corrupted our politics, polluted our culture, and debased our basic sense of morality.

And that’s why they’re we’re protesting. I’ve been to New York’s demonstration, and Washington’s. Next stop is LA. But they’re all over the country.

If you haven’t been to one yet, why not stop by? ‘m not an organizer, just an admirer, but consider this an official invitation: Your presence is requested as democracy – and history – unfold before us.

Dress is casual. If you’re part of the 99%, come as you are. (Sandals optional.)

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historic way to start May

there is no better way to celebrate the end of Osama bin Laden, then BRINGING OUR TROOPS HOME NOW!!!!

and when they do come home may they all be greeted like this from their fur babies…

These are the best videos of Homecoming, bring your Kleenex…  some really good links to articles, too…

http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/05/01/daddys-home-heartwarming-videos-of-dogs-greeting-returning-soldiers/23653/?ref=nf

www.globalanimal.org

PAKISTAN (WORKING DOGS) – It took 79 Navy Seals and one dog to kill Osama bin Laden in his compound in Pakistan. Read about different soldier dogs and what they do in the Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy Seals.

highlights from Twitter and Facebook:

Michael Moore…

www.youtube.com

What, Bush worry? Here’s what he has to say about Osama bin Laden: “I just don’t spend that much time on him.” http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/0
Cost of war to the U.S. since 2001: 1.2 trillion dollars…
Twitter first to deliver news of bin Laden’s death http://is.gd/0GqCEM
commondreamscommondreams.org
With #OsamabinLaden Dead, It’s Time to End the #WaronTerror http://ow.ly/4Lamk
Video of the celebration at Ground Zero http://flic.kr/p/9DLLxB
If he’s dead & AlQaeda not in Afghanistan, can we now end the occupation, quit bombing civilians/weddings & bring our troops home?
@petershankman: Trump makes official statement, asking for release of Bin Laden’s death certificate.
me: Osama Bin Laden keeled over when he saw Obama’s birth certificate?

www.timwise.org

Trump Card: White Denial, Racial Resentment and the Art of the Heel
#OsamaBinLaden dead, Dallas mayor Dwayne Caraway calls for his body to be awarded “key to the city”.

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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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