Tags: animal cruelty, cruelty, sociopathy
Please sign this international petition boycotting Costa Rican “artist” Guillermo Habacuc Vargas for tethering a dog in a gallery as an art exhibit, and refusing to allow the poor creature food or water while visitors, gallery owners and employees did nothing. Every person, who witnessed this inhumane treatment and did nothing to help the dog, should be punished.
Vargas, who found the dog on the street claimed it would have died anyway. Even if that were true (street dogs at least have a chance to raid garbage, receive handouts, and find water) it doesn’t justify deliberate cruelty. Vargas will die eventually, as will we all, so does that justify starving the “artist” (though I’m liking the idea)?
If you need to translate the petition, which is in Spanish, you can use the Babel Fish translator.
Tags: flood, presidential library, presidential library destroyed by flood
Got this from a friend today, it made me laugh, so I wanted to share.
Crawford Texas – A tragic flood has destroyed the personal library of President George W. Bush. The flood began in the presidential bathroom where the books were kept. Both books have been lost. A presidential spokesman said the president was devastated, as he had almost finished coloring the second one.
The White House tried to call FEMA. but there was no answer.
I have often remarked (half joking half serious) to friends that because of my posts criticizing the Bush Regime and Bush personally, I am probably on several lists. Knowing there is a good chance that my phone conversations are being monitored I always make sure I express my opinions about Georgie boy, taking care not to use big words so that when they play the tapes for dumbya he will know what I think about him. I can hardly wait until the next time I try to get on an airplane so that I can see if I’ve made the no-fly list.
Though this is all in the realm of possibility I still wrote the above with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek. Sadly it’s all too true. For expressing opinions supporting the Browns (the couple who managed to keep the IRS at bay for five years) one blogger was visited by a half dozen armed agents (new window) from the Department of Justice who detained everyone in the house for an hour and a half. This is not the first blogger to receive such a visit and probably won’t be the last. Others have had their blogs shut down because “Big Brother” didn’t care for their views.
I wouldn’t be surprised if any day now King George the Stupid signs a new “secret order” declaring blogging to be a threat to national security and with one sweep of the pen the entire blogosphere simply fades away.
Tags: food, food additives, health & nutrition
About “Free Burma!”
International bloggers are preparing an action to support the peaceful revolution in Burma. We want to set a sign for freedom and show our sympathy for these people who are fighting their cruel regime without weapons. These Bloggers are planning to refrain from posting to their blogs on October 4 and just put up one Banner then, underlined with the words „Free Burma!“.
Show your sympathy for the Free Burma! action and sign our list of participants, whether or not you’re a blogger, website owner or someone who wants to point the way to democracy and freedom in Burma!
If you are a forum user or admin from a large website you can also participate in our “Groups for Free Burma!” action.
I still have fourteen days until the deadline on my annual income tax extension (for my 2006 return) runs out. Normally I don’t like to rush into things. but I thought I’d get an early start this year and decided to tackle the taxes today. Every year, after waiting until the last minute I resolve that I will do the next return in January and be done with it. Who am I kidding?
On my 2005 return I had a bit of an unusual situation that will have an effect on my 2006 return, and I have no clue what to do about it. I’ve been meaning to call the IRS, for the necessary information, since last October 15th, when I filed 2005, and I finally got around to it today. Did I mention I don’t like to rush into things?
I actually had to call three times because as I got deeper into this odious task, more questions arose. Each time I called, after going through the menu of choices to get to the right place I of course had to wait for my turn. During the wait I got a recording that repeated every few minutes telling me all available agents were busy assisting other CUSTOMERS, and my patience was appreciated. In between the messages I got to listen to what I think was the “Skaters’ Waltz”. After hearing it thirty-seven times in a row I started having fantasies of piercing my eardrums with a sharp pencil.
What struck me as odd about the on hold recording, was the choice of the word CUSTOMER. If agents are helping other CUSTOMERS the implication is that I too am a CUSTOMER, which (to me) implies choice. If I am a CUSTOMER at Joe’s Appliance Service and I’m not happy then I can go to the competition. Never having been a huge fan of the Infernal (not a typo) Revenue Service my hopes immediately soared. We now have choices, where once we didn’t, of phone companies and other utilities; maybe I somehow missed the news the day they announced we would now be free to choose from among many tax collection services.
I checked the yellow pages, the government listings in the phone book, and every major search engine using every possible search term I could think of and I have yet to find even one tax collection agency competing with the IRS. Imagine my disappointment. As a responsible citizen I feel I should point out the word CUSTOMER might not be the right word. I’m thinking they should change the recording to something more accurate like:
All of our agents are busy helping other (pick one)
- POOR BASTARDS
- ALL OF THE ABOVE
- FEEL FREE TO ADD YOUR OWN