Saturday, June 30, 2007

Why do Republicans hate our pets?

No I'm not claiming that all Republicans hate doggies and kitties. Most are responsible and caring pet owners. But like a majority of Muslims, far too many Republican leaders, and their supporters, seem unable to understand that it is no longer acceptable in American to treat pets as livestock.

Mitt Romney

Back in the late 1980's the Romney family was preparing to take a family vacation. It was going to be a drive from Boston to Ontario. They'd packed the car and discovered they'd forgot to leave room in the car for their Irish Setter Seamus. Mitt's solution was to strap the dog carrier to the roof of the family station wagon. For twelve hours their dog was exposed to the elements and what ever came flying down the road.

When confronted about this decision, Romney insisted that Seamus enjoyed riding atop the vehicle noting he got in all by himself and enjoyed it. So this is why the family station wagon was covered with dog shit by the end of the trip? Not only was this an illegal way to transport a pet, but if you wouldn’t strap your child to the roof of the car, you have no business doing that to the family dog. Mitt has no excuse not knowing this. The fact that Mitt doesn't understand this, speaks volumes against his being a leader of anything in this country.

Bill Frist

In the 1970's, while a medical student at Harvard Medical School, former Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee Bill Frist performed medical experiments on shelter cats. By his own account, Frist improperly obtained these cats from Boston animal shelters, falsely telling shelter staff he was adopting the cats as pets. Once again he should have known better. Do we really want public officials lacking a basic sense of right or wrong making decisions for us!?!

Rudy Giuliani

Judith Giuliani, one of Rudy Giuliani's many wives was discovered to have been involved in surgeries on live dogs to demonstrate medical products. The dogs were later killed. The only purpose of the operations was to sell medical equipment. When asked about the animal's suffering, Judith commented that live dogs were necessary, because dead dogs don't bleed. when Rudy was asked to comment, he stated [s]he has spent her life in medicine, medical science. She has spent her life saving lives. I guess just not the live's of animals.

Karl Rove
Karl MC Rove joked that he likes to tear the tops off of small animals in his spare time. Isn't this the early sign of a sociopath?


Bathes in the blood of kittens to maintain her youthful appearance, ... or maybe it was the blood of virgins...

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

More good news in China

All Things Considered, June 27, 2007 · A nationwide inspection of China's food industry has uncovered 23,000 cases of tainted or expired food.

Some 180 factories were closed following the inspection by China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.

The findings will likely add to a sense of unease about Chinese products, both inside China and abroad.

Listen here.

A place of my own

From Bizarro

Saturday, June 23, 2007

CNN redraws map

CNN once again disproves itself as a world class news outlet. In a recent report they mistakenly located Afghanistan in Syria. Good to see their staff is upholding their high level of journalism.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Globalization gone bad

A growing number of product recalls are making their way back to products made in China. Currently 60% of recalls nation wide are related to products made in China. Now adding to the recent recalls of pet food, pharmaceuticals, and toothpaste, add children's toys.

According to the June 19th NYT, Chinese manufactured toys are being recalled due to the use of toxic ingredients.
Over 1.5 million Thomas & Friends trains were recalled due to the use of lead paint and last month a fake eyeball toy was recalled after it was found to be filled with kerosene.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Site Redesign

Things have changed a bit. Let me know what you think of the changes.

The Squirrel Menace

As mentioned in previous posts, readers may be aware of Kelly's persistent vigilance fighting the Squirrel Menace. It turns out this concern was not misplaced.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Today on my way into work, I witnessed a college student who was riding her bike somewhere - iPod buds stuck in her ears and a cell phone in her hand. Only thing missing was a portable play station in her hands. Isn't there such a thing as being too connected? In star trek the Borg assimilated humans through force. Today we do it to ourselves willingly.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Wash Day

Its been a few weeks since the little dog has had a bath, and she was smelling quite doggish. So we took her today. She did not enjoy herself!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Last one out ...

Image taken without permission from Rick Lee

Where to Live:

Phoenix Arizona where.....
1. You are willing to park 3 blocks away because you found shade.
2. You've experienced condensation on your butt from the hot water in the toilet bowl.
3. You can drive for 4 hours in one direction and never leave town.
4. You have over 100 recipes for Mexican food.
5. You know that dry heat is comparable to what hits you in the face when you open your oven door.
6. The 4 seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and Lets fry an egg on the utility cover??!!

Northern California where...
1. You make over $250,000 and you still can't afford to buy housing with a parking space.
2. The fastest part of your commute is going down your driveway.
3. You know how to eat an artichoke.
4. Your property insurance comes with a 20% deductable.
5. When someone asks you how far something is, you tell them how long it will take to
get there rather than how many miles away it is.
6.The 4 seasons are: Fog, fog, fog, and fog.

Southern California where...
1. You make over $250,000 and you still can't afford to buy a house.
2. The fastest part of your commute is going down your driveway.
3. You know how to eat an avocado.
4. You drive your rented Mercedes to your neighborhood block party.
5. When someone asks you how far something is, you tell them how long it will take to
get there rather than how many miles away it is.
6.The 4 seasons are: Fire, Flood, Mud, and Drought

New York City where...
1. You say the city and expect everyone to know you mean Manhattan.
2. You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Columbus Circle to Battery Park, but can't find Wisconsin on a map.
3. You think Central Park is nature.
4. You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language makes you multi-lingual.
5. You've worn out a car horn.
6. You think eye contact is an act of aggression.

Maine where...
1. You only have four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup, and Tabasco.
2. Halloween costumes fit over parkas.
3. You have more than one recipe for moose.
4. Sexy lingerie is anything flannel with less than eight buttons.
5. The four seasons are: winter, still winter, almost winter, and construction.

Deep South where...
1. You can rent a movie and buy bait in the same store.
2. y'all is singular and all y'all is plural.
3. He needed killin' is a valid defense.
4. Everyone has 2 first names: Billy Bob, Jimmy Bob, Mary Sue, Betty Jean, MARY BETH, etc.
5. Visitors often hear, You're not from around here are you ...
6. The 4 seasons are: humid & tolerable, humid & hot, really humid and really hot, and bug nirvana.

Boulder Colorado where...
1. You carry your $3,000 mountain bike atop your $500 car.
2. You tell your husband to pick up Granola on his way home and he stops at the day care center.
3. A pass does not involve a football or dating.
4. The top of your head is bald, but you still have a pony tail.
5. Smug capital of the world.
6. Don't like the weather, wait a few minutes.

Midwest where...
1. You've never met any celebrities, but the mayor knows your name.
2. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor.
3. You have had to switch from heat to A/C on the same day.
4. You end sentences with a preposition: Where's my coat at?
5. When asked how your trip was to any exotic place, you say, It was different!

Florida where..
1. You eat dinner at 3:15 in the afternoon.
2. All purchases include a coupon of some kind -- even houses and cars.
3. Everyone can recommend an excellent dermatologist.
4. Road construction never ends anywhere in the state.
5. Cars in front of you are often driven by headless people or dogs.
6. The 4 seasons are: tolerable & dry, hot, really hot & humid, and hurricane.