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In a dog eats cats world 

 

A headline reads: a celebrity sums up politician in epic three words on twitter, or somebody says something outrageous, ugly or otherwise.

you click on the headline because you have just got to hear, watch, read what they said. and you need a laugh and it is guaranteed to be uproariously funny, right. but when you watch the video or read the tweet, it is dumb. you’ve just been had again and again by headlines designed to get you to click on them.

and sometimes it is bait and switch. the headline says one thing and then you click and it discusses, explains, opines about something else.

we know that too many politicians and others rely upon lies aka 1984’s war is peace, freedom is slavery, etc. and Goebbel’s propaganda strategy (that worked) that you keep on telling the lie over and over ad infinitum ad nauseum and eventually people will believe the lie no matter all of the facts, debunking of the myths, and countering intelligence that others do.

lies and fear mongering have worked for many years. It usually always is about politics and votes. Like the great bathroom debacle in North Carolina.

North Carolina’s transgender bathroom battle: what sparked it, and what’s next http://gu.com/p/4j7gg/stw

Transgender Dog Unsure Which Tree To Pee On

 

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https://www.ncscooper.com/transgender-dog-unsure-which-tree-to-pee-on/

and some people continue to tell BIG LIES knowing that they are false in order to sell products, services, ideologies and candidates.

truth vs lies.

facts vs myths, stereotypes and propaganda

BIAS against pit bull type dogs based on myths

http://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/is-it-time-do-away-breed-names-shelters

http://barkpost.com/shelter-removes-breed-labels-study/

pitbull-logo-watermark

 

There are myths and stereotypes told about everyone. And especially those who are not white and male and rich are punished for not being white, male, pretending to be Christian while not following Jesus’ edicts and rich. And there are myths and stereotypes told about various dog breeds, Muslims, Mexicans, gay people, transgender people, Jewish people, women, African Americans, homeless people, poor people, and the list goes on.

Did you know that being aka existing without a home in the US is a crime? That is, if you are eating, sleeping, sitting, lying down in public, camping, parking overnight, you can be arrested, and have all of your meager belongings taken away from you, next thing will be breathing in public…. aka taking up space on the planet, our tax dollars at work.

Many people think that people without homes are lazy bums who refuse to work or want to be homeless, are drug addicts, alcoholics, or mentally ill. And being homeless aka a criminal for being alive, will never happen to me!

Except that it does and has happened and the homeless population is primarily made up of formerly middle class people including single moms with children, women leaving domestic violence and/or abusive situations, seniors, half who cannot afford housing and more than half in CA, veterans, working poor, people who have lost their homes due to foreclosure, illness and other reasons. Traumatized people who have been banned and evicted from society. Your former neighbors trying to survive without sleep, no bed, unable to go to the bathroom, take a shower, or even to sit down or lie down or JUST BE ALIVE.

 

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“Since the year 2000, more than 80 percent of metropolitan areas saw their household incomes decline, pointing to a shrinking middle class that’s fueling economic insecurity.”

http://www.salon.com/2016/05/14/the_middle_class_is_dying_partner/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-homeless-doj-20150907-story.html

But people can discern the Truth in their heart of hearts. Some people want to believe the lies for their own personal reasons, agendas, and motives. If you are a builder, developer, or landlord who wants to make maximum amounts of money, you can tell yourself that seniors, poor people,disabled people, single moms with children, and others can find some place else to live. Except they cannot and you know it.

And if you are a church or a nonprofit agency who is supposed to be helping house or feed or find jobs or whatever for other people and all you are really doing is you are making a very good salary, work in a luxury building, and/or spending the donation and grant money you garner on everything but what your stated mission is, that your charity spends a very small percentage, if any, on their stated goals, then you know in your heart that you are cheating, stealing and NOT DOING YOUR JOB. Why does a nonprofit in Monterey, for instance, need hundreds of thousands of dollars, feeding homeless women, when ALL of the food is donated and their staff is all volunteers? Where is that money going? Hint, it is NOT being spent on Housing women without homes. Not even for a single night.

Why are millions of dollars raised every day/week/month/year to HOUSE PETS but so little raised to HOUSE HUMAN BEINGS  ???? What if there were charities who housed BOTH HUMANS AND THEIR PETS AND/OR HOUSED HUMANS SO THAT THEY COULD FOSTER OR ADOPT A PET???

Think of all of the humans languishing and dying on the streets, in cars and all of the pit bull type dogs being euthanized and / or dying in shelters.

There are some folks coming up with creative solutions to house people and pets.  How about you???  What are you doing to house people and pets???  What can you do? What are you able / willing to do?

What people do not realize is that when people without homes have pets or even if they do not have pets, that pets ARE affected, too.

Thanks !!!

A fun contest from the good folks at Advances Shelter systems, Inc., creator of SHIFT PODS that serve as temporary and / or emergency housing for all kinds of folks around the world, for festivals, events and camping options for those who like to travel and the great outdoors.

Stark white and ready for some street art! Good with a spray can? Send shift pods your art! If they like it they may send you a SHIFTPOD to paint for their charity auction for Ecuador. These ARTPODS will be auctioned off to raise money to help people who lost everything in the huge earthquake. #‎emergencyresponse #‎shiftpod #‎shelterpod #‎artpod #‎burningman #‎festival #‎ecuador #‎earthquake

 

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Dog Ate your ballot

The Dog Ate your ballot: Really?

NO excuses… Get Out and VOTE !!!!

Four PM EST. Still plenty OF TIME TO VOTE. And if you are in line at closing time, they have to stay open until you, and those behind you do!

Once you’re in line, don’t get out!

if these voted, you can too !!!

“According to CBS, the man — who had a tracheotomy in his throat — took a few more breaths and then told his wife that there are only two things that are important to him: “That I love you and that I finished what I came here to do … vote.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/06/michigan-man-dies-at-poll_n_2084525.html?1352247862&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/illinois-woman-labor-stops-vote-hospital/story?id=17652890

Check out the makeshift voting place set up in Rockaway, New York in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/11/06/1144261/the-thinkprogress-election-day-live-blog/#lbu-1352225613

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/signal/obama-still-poised-win-303-electoral-votes-tuesday-163506023.html

prediction: the Obamas will return to the White House and the Romneys will return to 1954.

http://www.businessinsider.com/jim-cramer-obama-is-going-to-destroy-romney-in-a-historic-landslide-2012-11

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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 pussy police on patrol

probe yourselves…

Symptoms of Excess GOP in your lady parts:

Excessive redness

Extreme discharge of probing laws

Intermittent feelings of outrage, shame, fear, and RAGE

Itchiness to DO SOMETHING

Discharges of the Smelliness Kind

Cure:

Call your local GOP immediately, knit them a lady part, send, write them emails and post on their Facebook pages, tweet and see below…

pussy cat tells the  real story, about the GOP’s probes …

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/03/20/guest-post-a-doctor-on-transvaginal-ultrasounds/   a dr speaks out

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/

https://www.facebook.com/BookYourGynoVisitsWithTheRnc

Note:

If you are a women and are offended by this post, GOOD, SPEAK OUT and Tell  Your Reps,  who is FORCing YOU with bills/laws taking away YOUR RIGHTS to health care and forcing YOU to submit to UNNECESSARY and INVASIVE exams.  No matter if you consider yourself Republican or Democrat, right or wrong, as an AMERICAN you deserve to NOT have the government INTERFERING with your PRIVATE business.

GET GOVERNMENT OUT OF YOUR PRIVATE LIFE !!!!

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/17/1075332/-This-week-in-the-War-on-Women-Who-s-ready-to-go-on-offense

For all you Snobs… LOL

Join the ‎”evangenitals”

http://www.happyplace.com/14939/male-congressmen-now-being-inundated-with-knit-and-crocheted-vaginas

you could bake a dozen cupcakes and send them, too, be creative…

Good news… some of the bills are stalled, being rewritten or dead…thanks to women speaking UP and knitting

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002435612

could not make this up if we tried…

run for the hills

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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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dirty tricks and dirty dogs…

Rove over…

I don’t really talk politics on this blog, it’s about dogs and the breed specific legislations are relevant… but this is just paaalain pathetic, FAKE POLLS, how low the Rovian politics go… to say that pet owners prefer McCain because Obama does not have a dog, yet…  hummph… let’s do a poll, how many of you prefer Obama… because he represents REAL HOPE, REAL CHANGE, not the same old bad policies we’ve been dealing with for the past eight years… politics of the wealthy elite, who are robbing our country and us taxpayers blind with their failed war, tax cuts for the rich, now they want us to pay for the housing crisis and give the money to those who actually caused the crisis to begin with… puhlease… plus they think we are stupid… they are cynical and desperate…  STOP THIS MADNESS !!!

http://news.yahoo.com/page/election-2008-political-pulse-pets-and-politics;_ylt=Ak0dK95XiYrZkTFWiju4Dxt2KY54

McCain’s saying is the ad slogan for a depressant…


http://www.funnyordie.com/ videos/ea0b05d406

McCAIN’S INTEGRITY

by: Andrew Sullivan, The Atlantic Monthly

Senator John McCain at a campaign rally in Virginia. (Photo: Reuters)

Editor’s Note: Historically a John McCain supporter, conservative journalist and blogger Andrew Sullivan takes on the issue of John McCain’s integrity as he strives to win the presidency. – vh/TO

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/09/mccains-integri.html

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