Thursday, December 25, 2008

The Anthracite Awards

Time for the list of "honorees" for a lump o' coal in their stockings, or upside their heads.

All of the Liberian princes who keep sending me e-mails promising millions but never cough up.

Dalton McGuinty and Michael Bryant - the Tortoise and the Hare-less - and the rest of the snivelling Ontario Fiberals for passing a law that makes law-abiding people into second-class citizens and kills unoffending dogs - over 4,000 of them at last count. With no reason for this law other than political gamesmanship.

Legislators pushing unjust, unfounded and ineffective breed-specific legislation - proving that ignorance is curable only if one chooses to be cured. Perhaps it's plain stupidity.

So-called "journalists" who can't be bothered to research a subject but instead write inflammatory headlines and articles and quote spurious "sources" solely for the purpose of fattening the bottom lines of the global conglomerates that control the news we read in mainstream media. Copy the ignorance and stupidity comment here, add a soupcon of greed.

PETA for being the most hypocritical organization on the face of this earth. PETA has nothing to do with animal welfare and everything to do with a hidden agenda. PETA is nothing more than a well-funded, well-marketed lobby group that killed 97% of the animals surrendered to it last year and wants to take away your right to have a pet.

HSUS for being the runner-up most hypocritical organization on the face of this earth. HSUS tried to pimp the Vick dogs to get donations, while calling for their immediate death.

Anyone who abandons an animal. They should be forced to suffer the same fate.

Anyone who hurts an animal or a child. Animal and child abusers are wastes of oxygen. Forget the coal, hang the abusers by the ankles till they bleed from their eyes.

Merry Christmas

There's much to be grateful for year-round.

I'm grateful when I wake up each morning. I'm grateful that I'm sane (well, some would argue the point), can see, hear, touch, taste, walk. I'm grateful that I live in a country with safe water (well, mostly), plentiful food, health care, civil rights including free speech. I'm grateful that I can make my own living. I'm grateful for my good friends - the ones I know in 3D, and the ones I know through the blogosphere.

My lumps of coal list will follow tomorrow. But today I'm going to give thanks for my many blessings.

Merry Christmas to all, and may the New Year be a happy, healthy and prosperous one for you and yours.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Somebody stuff a cork in PETA and HSUS

Sports Illustrated has done a terrific article on the Vick-tory dogs, h/t to Caveat and KC Dog Blog. Go to those blogs for links to the BadRap site and the SI article online. Must admit, the article and photos made me cry.


Will somebody duct tape Peta and HSUS shut? Organizations that call for the death of animals don't exactly strike me as animal-friendly. I've ranted about both of these uncharitable organizatios before, anyone who donates is utterly uninformed (aka moron - ignorance is curable, stupidity is not).

PETA killed 97% of the animals in its care last year. Its so-called leader admitted to George Strombopoulos of the CBC to eating meat and taking medical treatments tested on animals, watch it here.

PETA and HSUS should not be consulted on any animal welfare issues. They are NOT animal welfare organizations. They are well-funded, well-marketed lobby groups with hidden agendas, and should be stripped of their charitable status.

Any "journalist" who consults PETA or HSUS isn't worthy of the label.