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Just Seriously Creeps Me Out

Now I can't stand the majority of Republican politicians any way but for some reason even looking at a picture of Ted Cruz makes my skin crawl. It's just like the crazy and the obnoxious comes right through the camera. I think he is one of the smarmiest politicians we have ever seen in recent years.

Know this is not a particularly deep thought provoking post but does anyone else find him even more creepy than your average puke?

Police Dog Dies in Car

After Being Left for Four Hours

RIP Buddy!

If this was an average citizen they would be charged with Animal Cruelty no question, and so should this officer no matter how "sorry" he is, or what his excuses are.

Poor dog!

I am so Cantankerous with some people lately

It started Sunday. Now don't get me wrong I think the V.O.A. is a great organization, however, they have been calling me literally non stop to ask if I have items to donate because they have a truck coming through my area. I told them there is a local store and when I have something I drop it off and I didn't have any large items that would need truck transport. You think that would have been it. Nope. They call in the early mornings, weekends, 9:00 at night four or five times a week. I finally lost my temper and said "I already told your organization I don't have anything, so please quit calling because it's starting to border on harassment."

Now some guy stops and asks who owns the lot behind you? I said I am one of the owners. He said "can I hunt there?" I said no. He said "do you mind if I ask why," like he thought I owed him an explanation.? I wanted to get snarky and say "because I said so." I did say "because we don't want anyone shooting so close to our house." He then says "but I only use a bow and arrow." I don't care what he uses. I don't want some stranger I don't know from Adam with any kind of a weapon, that near me, my house, or my dog.

Then I sit down to relax the phone rings. I answer. It's some lady, saying "Hi I'm with Pro Life N.Y. " By this time I had it, I virtually growled into the phone, and almost didn't recognize my own voice, "I'm Pro Choice and I don't want to hear any of your crap, so just leave me the hell alone," and then I slammed the phone down.

Normally I go out of my way to be polite, understanding, and non confrontational but I just got thinking " I don't bother anyone, I mind my own business, why can't they just give me some peace.

DUer Hissy Spit Inspires barn cat name

A couple of years back there were 3 identical dark grey kittens born in the barn before th Colony Caregivers could get their Mamma to the spay clinic. There was no identifying features, and all female. Since I couldn't tell them apart I took to calling them the grey gang, and didn't give them individual names.

Flash Forward- One grey got spayed and since her ear tip identifies her, I named her Tiny. A second of the grey gang decided she likes wandering and rarely comes around anymore. Then there is the third.

She followed in her Mama's footsteps and has kittens before she was able to be trapped and spayed. Well ever since she has had the kittens she has taken to hissing and spitting every time I or one of the other cats come any where near her even when her babies aren't in the vicinity. The first thing that popped into my mind was this DU nick name.

So Hissy she is.

Golden Retriever a rescue, rescues his extended adoptive family

This dog was being cared for by his owner's family while she was away. He woke them up and alerted them their house was on fire.

Teddy is the grandmother's dog. He ran upstairs and awoke the mother and refused to leave the bedroom until she got up. Then she smelled the smoke and got her family to safety. The house is a total loss. The part that sustained the most damage was the area where the children were sleeping. No one heard the smoke detectors go off so the dog saved their lives without question.

edited to remove link: Sorry but station is revamping website and link no longer works.

Attention Music Fans Need Help with Early Christmas Shopping

I kind of start my shopping early as I am on a limited budget and don't want to put too much on one month's credit card bill.

My sister, a former trumpet player in high school, has said she has been trying to find a CD of trumpet music, without vocal accompaniment but hasn't been able to discover one. All the ones she has ordered has someone singing on some or all of the tracks. She just wants straight instrumentals.

Anybody know if such a thing exists?

She has a really hard job, needs to relax more and get back to her musical side, and does more for me than I could ever possibly repay, so if I could find this for her, it would mean a lot to me too.

Any suggestions are welcome.

If The Greedy Old Poopers

do manage to steal the Senate, I will be left with many conclusions but the strongest would be this: there are far too many people in this country who are too stupid for their own good. That in itself wouldn't be a problem if the rest of us didn't have to be effected by the sheer idiocy and dangerous consequences of their choices.

I've always hated group punishment.

Even if you're not totally happy with our party right now, and I can't claim I'm overjoyed with all of them either, still go out and vote for a Democratic Candidate this November. We can gripe at them later for what we see as their faults and their failings, but let us remember our first priority has to be getting as many of the far right moon bats out of office as soon as possible first.


Constructive Criticism is not always an Evil Plot

The whole "love it or leave" it mentality frustrates me. How can a Democracy function properly without it?

Yesterday there was an editorial piece in the local newspapers condemning "liberal" educators for daring to hint that the U. S. A. has ever done anything wrong and denying "American Exceptionalism." They look at such teachers as traitors to the country.

There are also those fellow Democrats who believe that anyone who portrays the party as anything less than perfect is a Trojan horse wanting it to fail.

Let me ask this. Say your a parent. Your child comes to you and says Mommy or Daddy could you review my math home work? You say sure. In doing so you notice they have done several of their calculations wrong.

If you point those mistakes out to the child does that mean you hate that child and want them to doubt themselves and fail? Or do you want them to see where they went wrong so they can try again, get it right, and succeed in understanding it?

Of course there is such a thing as over objecting and people who do criticize with destructive intent but should even valid concerns be rejected because of it?

How can we get better, improve, learn from past mistakes, if we refuse to admit we all sometimes make them, and refuse to even consider that just maybe the critic has a valid point or two ?

I am.going to vote this November for Democrats and I encourage every one to do the same. The cost of the Republicans taking over everything is too sickening to even ponder.

But I still think there are areas that could use improvement like standing up with more passion for shared Democratic values against the Republican bullies. IMHO there is nothing wrong with people voicing their opinion about things that could use improvement.

On this whole "American Exceptionilisim" nonsense, if it's adopted as the norm then we are going to be forever stagnate as a country. If you think you're already perfect their is no motivation to move to try and become better or strive for more success and your just going to keep making the same mistakes over and over because you refuse to even acknowledge them.

Okay so I posted earlier my controlled civil response to my Republican friend

who said she is sick of life liberals calling Republicans women haters.

here's what my emotions wanted me to say:

Your sick of all Republicans being labeled as anti woman?

You want to know what I am sick of, well here goes:

I am sick of all women who stand up for women's rights being labeled as man hating, penis envying, baby killing, prostitute,**itches.

I am tired of being called "soft on crime" just because I believe someone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and self defense is only a viable excuse if the other person is actually threatening someone's life. Just thinking they will because of the color of their skin, even though they are unarmed doesn't cut it, the word for such action is MURDER.

I am tired of getting accused of "playing the victim" card when I point out the injustices I have faced because I had the audacity to be born with a vagina instead of a penis.

I am tired of being accused of voting liberal because I just want "everything free and think it should be handed to me."

I am tired of being called a taker because of a legitimately recognised disease that is part genetic/part environmentally caused that prevents me from working, and that I am living high off your hard work despite the fact that I did work and work hard when I could, and paid into the system without complaint when I was able. I am tired of people thinking that I am living high off the hog off of what little compensation I receive back on that investment.

I am sick of hypocrisy! Where people point out others sins and faults but expect others to ignore theirs.

I am tired of people decrying public handouts while at the same time accepting them. If you have a public school education, you are demanding that you be given that for free, if you are not willing to pay it forward to the next generation.

What I am really tired of though is people assuming that hard work guarantees fair compensation. That if you just work hard enough, and you didn't have to pay taxes you too can be a billionaire. BULLSHIT. My dad, a Republican worked every single day of his life. Worked until he was eighty years old, worked until he had a stroke, yet Assholes like Mitt Romney, who never really worked a day in his life, who got rich off other people's labor dare imply my Dad wasn't a billionaire because he didn't work hard enough. HOW DARE HE! HOW DARE EVERY ONE OF YOU! Even if every cent of your taxes was paid back to you, it still wouldn't equal the services you got in return, the amount of money the corrupt Wall Streeters, stole from Main Streeters, or make you a billionaire.

Republicans are big on preaching about pulling your selves up by your own bootstraps and the value of hard work so here's one for You.


I could go on but I won't but that's what I really wanted to say.

A friend tried using the "Queen Anne" call out on Facebook

that the Democrats are making up the "Republican War on Women" as a political stunt and said she is getting sick of all
'Republican being accused of being anti women." This was in response to my re-posting a quote from Eliizabeth Warren, calling out the Republican party for their anti women votes.

Here is my response how did I do?

You are a friend, I respect and admire. You are a talented artist both of words and images. You are also a compassionate person both to humans and to animals. Know I do not personally believe that every individual Republican is anti-woman.

The thing is every single Republican in Congress, and I mean every single one voted against equal pay for equal work, to me that is just unfair. It goes beyond party affiliation. It goes to the pledge of allegiance: "with liberty and justice for ALL" shouldn't be just words we speak without meaning them."

Yes I understand companies sometimes spend lots of money training women who then leave to become a stay at home parent, thus causing a loss of investment. The same thing can be said though of a man who develops an illness, gets a better offer, or decides to move to an area where that company doesn't have a branch. It's not a valid excuse for injustice. Neither is" it will raise the cost of goods", so will a man's pay increase. Will laws change discriminatory behavior, no, but at least it gives those discriminated against a tool to fight back against it. I will vote for any politician on either side of the aisle who proves to me through their votes that they are willing to to honor the pledge, period. I will never believe that a woman should be paid less than a man for doing the same job. I don't view it as"playing the victim card' but rather as speaking out for basic fairness. When the Republican party as a whole demonstrates through action that they at least are willing to consider that it is unfair no matter the lame justifications and excuses, I will vote for them, but until then I can't and won't apologize for calling them out on their vote, and voting for people who will cast their votes in Congress for equal pay for equal work.

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