Blog posts March 2010

AOD Project Deadline Extended

March 30, 2010

The AOD fund is making progress toward its goal of helping fund the attorney's retainer for Barbara Hoffman and Fred Lulling.  The deadline for the initial retainer has been extended through tomorrow so, if you'd like to make a gift to the fund, please see my previous entry for links to do so.  The …

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Animal Owner Defense fund (AOD)

March 28, 2010

Sadly, protecting our rights is not free.  Many of us have ancestors and relatives who have died in defense of them.  I may not speak of it much here beyond this little notice but tomorrow my son heads off to basic training for the US Army Reserves.  His father served in the US Army and my father di…

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Manure = Insulation

March 25, 2010

Whether you believe in the hygiene hypothesis or not, one this is certain.  The world is “cleaner” now than it was 40 years ago.  By “cleaner”, I mean we use all sorts of chemicals to kill off the natural things that bother us.  We scrub and bleach and sweep and on and on.  We’ve almost all become m…

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Drs Foster and Smith back on my link page

March 24, 2010

While I'm not thrilled that HSUS was able to contact F&S customers even in this manner, I am satisfied with Dr Foster and Dr. Smith's explanation, apology, and assurances.

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A Statement from Dr. Race Foster and Dr. Marty Smith

March 23, 2010

We want to thank you, our customers, for po…

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20 Pens, The signing of Laws

March 23, 2010

I just watched Obama sign the health care bill into law.  That takes longer when one scrawls a portion of one's signature with each of 20 different pens.  20?  REALLY?  I saw Nancy Pelosi signing something the other day with multiple pens too.  Of course, WE, YOU and I, pay for these pens and then t…

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Teaching Intolerance and Laziness for 40 Years and Still Going Strong

March 20, 2010

My mother contracted HIV from what she thought was a decade long exclusive relationship with a man that turned out to be monogamous only for her.  My mother was, I thought, a life long supporter of women’s rights and tolerance.  Towards the end, she developed dementia and we needed in home nursing a…

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More financial problems for USPS

March 19, 2010

The feds passed the PACT Act.  PACT is short for Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking.  It was named to get popular support and it did.  But it doesn’t just concern cigarettes but a significant portion of tobacco products.  However, it does NOT include all tobacco products.  It’s still OK to mail cigar…

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Either Way, HSUS gets paid

March 18, 2010

Maybe I'm the only one who finds this bizarre but here goes.

Ellen DeGeneres, who goes around touting HSUS and vegetarianism has recently become a co-owner at Halo Pet Foods.  Halo's Wholesome Beef Recipe: Ingredients: Beef, beef liver, broth, carrots, green beans, yellow squash, zucchini, green …

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Slashing Women (and Men too)

March 18, 2010

Symbols have meaning.  That’s why we use them.  Words have meaning too, of course.  In questioning this silly shelter I’m dealing with that wants, after 5 months, to suddenly raise some issues, I’ve run across a number of disturbing issues and will address a single one today.    Texas Administrative…

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Aiding and Abetting HSUS and PETA

March 17, 2010

It’s simple really, we all have to buy things.  We REALLY have to buy things for our pets!  And we want discounts!!!  So, we sign up for websites and mailing lists and swipe cards at stores.  And it’s all “free” except it isn’t free at all.

They give us those things for good reasons; b…

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Allyson Stone and Jasper Animal Hospital in Lafayette, CO

March 16, 2010

US and Israel; What do we get from this other than a pain in the backside?

March 15, 2010

I used to be a lawyer and I’m going to break one of the cardinal rules; never to speak evil of Israel…

The simple fact is that Israel can never, ever stand on its own and why we continue to support Israel is often beyond my ken.  The Obama “administration's decision to publicly condemn Israel…

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Politically Correct Patriot and on Unnecessary Mandated Surgeries for Dogs

March 15, 2010

Sometimes I think I have a different idea of political correctness and patriotism from the average person.  Most days I think I have the same idea of both as those who’ve actually thought about it and aren’t trying to spin it for their own uses and ends.

Scholar J. Peter Euben writes that for t…

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Judge Says "Guilty" in a Make Believe Trial

March 14, 2010

Don't trust your soul to no backwoods Southern lawyer

And the judge said, "Guilty," in a make-believe trial,

'Cause the judge in the town's got blood stains on his hands

Reba AND Vicki, now that's a neat video.  Luv that song. 

"See, little sister don't miss when she aims her gun."  And that'…

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NARBC, National Association of Reptile Breeder's Conference

March 13, 2010

One more little post tonight/morning.  I meant to get this out a few days ago but I sure hope you folks at the Conference in Arlington, TX, are being careful.  I'd like to think the City of Arlington learned its lesson about seizing a large group of animals it CLEARLY didn't know how to care for af…

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Messing with East Texas, on a "Ruling"

March 12, 2010

Small town courts and judges are some of those teeny tiny courts I've mentioned here before.  Today, the Hon. Phil Parker (who is NOT a licensed attorney, doubt he's been to law school even) ruled against Barbara Hoffmann and Fred Lulling.  But everyone hang onto your hats because I'm not done messi…

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Who’s Messing With East Texas?

March 12, 2010

Earlier this month, I read this in the Marshall News Messenger: “Don't mess with the Bill of Rights. It is patently dangerous and once one amendment is abridged then it lays the foundation to follow that example on the others.”  Now, I would have said “Don’t mess with the U.S. Constitution, includ…

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APPEAL Hearing Tomorrow!

March 11, 2010

The appeal hearing on the late January seizure in Marion County, TX, will be at 9:00 A.M. tomorrow; Marion County Courthouse, District courtroom, Jefferson, TX.  And, after all that bad mouthing by Marion County about Barbara Hoffman and Fred Lulling, would you looky here.  They have a bona fide cor…

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Cops with Sticky Fingers

March 10, 2010

Where would activists doing animal seizures get the idea they could take and keep things that don't belong to them?  "The sheriff's department kept another 221 items for its own use."  From law enforcement officers, of course!

Let me explain.  Law enforcement comes into possession of all kinds of …

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National Center for Missing Pets?????

March 10, 2010

This cute face may die tomorrow.

What did she, about 30 pounds and a year old do to possibly deserve death?

She landed in a shelter that has "space constraints"!

No government should be killing animals like this while also seizing and forfeiting animals.  Death over life simply can't be "the answ…

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