Why Democrats need to put personal preference aside if they don’t want another Trump victory

June 29, 2019 at 1:02 pm | Posted in 2020 Predidential Election, democratic primary | Leave a comment

Democrats have a varied group of possible candidates hoping to get the nomination.  Everyone has their preference and I see a lot of Democrats acting like kids in a candy store with so many great (and some not so great) choices.  All of the candidates offer good ideas, some practical, some are kind of pie in the sky.  We like and want the ideas and policies being proposed.  But, what we should be focusing on now is what we don’t want, and that is more of the orange swamp thing that is causing our country to descend into a male dominated, white supremacist dictatorship that is not subject to law and seems to think of the constitution as nothing more than toilet paper.

I would love nothing more than to see a woman in the White House, a person of color, someone from the LGBTQ community, someone who hasn’t yet reached retirement age, but what I want most is NOT Trump.  I think if we have any hope of getting rid of Trump we have to choose wisely at the primaries, and unfortunately the candidate with the greatest chance will be a middle of the road older white male.  Getting rid of Trump should be our number one priority, because if it’s not, then any of those wonderful ideas put forth by this great group of candidates will become moot and we will never get back to the country we’ve known.

Here is why I believe this.  There are a lot of people in this country, some of whom voted for Trump (none for Hillary), that aren’t happy with him and would be glad to be rid of him.  But, these same people faced with a candidate who is a woman, a person of color, is gay, is known to be something other than Christian, will simply be unable to make themselves pull the lever for that person, so they will either vote for Trump again, vote for a third party candidate, or not vote at all.  Any of these scenarios will give us Trump once again.  In an election that is likely to face challenges like disenfranchised voters, voter fraud, foreign interference, and gerrymandering…is this a chance we’re willing to take?  I, for one, am not.

Look how far we have descended since the last election, and we will likely keep on that downward spiral for two more years.  It will take a long time, if ever, to undo the damage done by this administration regime so none of the great ideas brought forth by these new progressive candidates will ever be implemented until we get our sinking ship of state righted and back on track.  If Trump loses, even with a new Democrat in the White House will will have a long uphill battle.  With this in mind, I’m willing to put my personal preferences aside at the primaries, are you?

Pastor Fred Phelps is gay, pass it on

July 4, 2013 at 10:24 am | Posted in Atheism, god, Religion, stupidity | Leave a comment
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Pastor Fred Phelps

Pastor Fred Phelps (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When I heard the promo for the news, that plans were in the works to picket the funerals of the 19 firefighters who died near Prescott, Arizona I didn’t even have to guess who those picketers might be.  Who else routinely pickets funerals but the Westboro Baptist Church institution for the criminally insane.  Fortunately, or unfortunately for Phelps, Arizona said we’re not going to stand for that bullshit.

Pastor Fred Phelps, the head lunatic, has somehow either found a group of equally delusional followers or has managed to brainwash his flock into making funeral picketing their hobby.  I think the man doth protest too much.   Perhaps there is an underlying fear (or knowledge) within Phelps that he is or may be gay.  I’m sick of these people disrupting funerals and it is my sincere hope that a meteor falls on that church and that Phelps lives only long enough to see the funerals of his church members being picketed.  In the meantime somebody ought to out Phelps since he’s too much of a weenie to admit to and embrace who he really is.  So what the hell…pass it on.

When lunatics run the asylum

May 5, 2013 at 8:44 am | Posted in economy, government spending, humor, hypocrisy, political | Leave a comment
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Capitalism in January becomes socialism in April

April 27, 2013 at 8:55 am | Posted in crooks & liars, government spending, hypocrisy, political | Leave a comment
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The best use of our tax dollars so far

April 24, 2013 at 10:44 am | Posted in humor, science | 2 Comments
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Manhood are from Mars: Nasa red-faced after Rover ‘draws rude image’

Image appears to show manhood on Mars drawn by NASA's Curiosity Rover robot probe

Rude … image appears to show manhood on Mars
By HARRY HAYDON
Published: 6 hrs ago

NASA space boffins have been caught drawing a comedy manhood – on the surface of MARS.

The rude drawing has emerged in a series of images taken by one of its rover machines.

The £1.6billion Curiosity rover robot probe landed on Mars in August last year and is meant to be used to examine the red planet’s surface in search of life.

The Curiosity Rover has built up a huge fanbase with its own Twitter account with thousands of followers.

It regularly updates its social media page with snapshots from deep space.

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4901098/nasa-red-faced-after-curiosity-rover-draws-image-of-penis-on-mars.html#ixzz2RP5VtKnO

Guess where Jesus appeared…hint it’s not a tortilla

April 23, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Posted in animals, Jesus, Religion | Leave a comment
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For Animal Lovers

March 17, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Posted in animals, social comment | 1 Comment
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**I HOPE EVERYONE READS THIS WHOLE THING AND SHARES IT**
                 NO ONE CAME!  NOW I’M GONE
Please read and share with anyone you know who is considering buying a dog from a pet store or backyard breeder.

The shelter manager’s letter:”I am posting this (and it is long) because I think our society needs a huge wake-up call.

As a shelter manager, I am going to share a little insight with you all – a view from the inside, if you will.

Maybe if you saw the life drain from a few sad, lost, confused eyes, you would change your mind about breeding and selling to people you don’t even know – that puppy you just sold will most likely end up in my shelter when it’s not a cute little puppy anymore.

How would you feel if you knew that there’s about a 90% chance that dog will never walk out of the shelter it is going to be dumped at – purebred or not! About 50% of all of the dogs that are “owner surrenders” or “strays” that come into my shelter are purebred dogs.

No shortage of excuses
The most common excuses I hear are:

We are moving and we can’t take our dog (or cat).
Really? Where are you moving to that doesn’t allow pets?

The dog got bigger than we thought it would.
How big did you think a German Shepherd would get?

We don’t have time for her.
Really? I work a 10-12 hour day and still have time for my 6 dogs!

She’s tearing up our yard.
How about bringing her inside, making her a part of your family?

They always tell me:
We just don’t want to have to stress about finding a place for her. We know she’ll get adopted – she’s a good dog. Odds are your pet won’t get adopted, and how stressful do you think being in a shelter is?

Well, let me tell you. Dead pet walking!

Your pet has 72 hours to find a new family from the moment you drop it off, sometimes a little longer if the shelter isn’t full and your dog manages to stay completely healthy.
If it sniffles, it dies.

Your pet will be confined to a small run / kennel in a room with about 25 other barking or crying animals. It will have to relieve itself where it eats and sleeps. It will be depressed and it will cry constantly for the family that abandoned it.
If your pet is lucky, I will have enough volunteers that day to take him / her for a walk. If I don’t, your pet won’t get any attention besides having a bowl of food slid under the kennel door and the waste sprayed out of its pen with a high-powered hose.
If your dog is big, black or any of the “bully” breeds (pit bull, rottweiler, mastiff, etc) it was pretty much dead when you walked it through the front door. Those dogs just don’t get adopted.
If your dog doesn’t get adopted within its 72 hours and the shelter is full, it will be destroyed.

If the shelter isn’t full and your dog is good enough, and of a desirable enough breed, it may get a stay of execution, though not for long. Most pets get very kennel protective after about a week and are destroyed for showing aggression. Even the sweetest dogs will turn in this environment.
If your pet makes it over all of those hurdles, chances are it will get kennel cough or an upper respiratory infection and will be destroyed because shelters just don’t have the funds to pay for even a $100 treatment.

The grim reaper
Here’s a little euthanasia 101 for those of you that have never witnessed a perfectly healthy, scared animal being “put-down”.
First, your pet will be taken from its kennel on a leash. They always look like they think they are going for a walk – happy, wagging their tails. That is, until they get to “The Room”.

Every one of them freaks out and puts on the breaks when we get to the door. It must smell like death, or they can feel the sad souls that are left in there. It’s strange, but it happens with every one of them. Your dog or cat will be restrained, held down by 1 or 2 vet techs (depending on their size and how freaked out they are). A euthanasia tech or a vet will start the process. They find a vein in the front leg and inject a lethal dose of the “pink stuff”. Hopefully your pet doesn’t panic from being restrained and jerk it’s leg. I’ve seen the needles tear out of a leg and been covered with the resulting blood, and been deafened by the yelps and screams.

They all don’t just “go to sleep” – sometimes they spasm for a while, gasp for air and defecate on themselves.
When it all ends, your pet’s corpse will be stacked like firewood in a large freezer in the back, with all of the other animals that were killed, waiting to be picked up like garbage.

What happens next? Cremated? Taken to the dump? Rendered into pet food? You’ll never know, and it probably won’t even cross your mind. It was just an animal, and you can always buy another one, right?

Liberty, freedom and justice for all
I hope that those of you that have read this are bawling your eyes out and can’t get the pictures out of your head. I do everyday on the way home from work. I hate my job, I hate that it exists and I hate that it will always be there unless people make some changes and realize that the lives you are affecting go much farther than the pets you dump at a shelter.

Between 9 and 11 MILLION animals die every year in shelters and only you can stop it. I do my best to save every life I can but rescues are always full, and there are more animals coming in everyday than there are homes.
My point to all of this is DON’T BREED OR BUY WHILE SHELTER PETS DIE!

Hate me if you want to – the truth hurts and reality is what it is.
I just hope I maybe changed one person’s mind about breeding their dog, taking their loving pet to a shelter, or buying a dog. I hope that someone will walk into my shelter and say “I saw this thing on Facebook and it made me want to adopt”.
That would make it all worth it.”

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