Friday, September 30, 2005

bill bennett does care about black people (in his own way)

look at what bill bennett (of the book of virtues) has to say about crime rates:

"But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could -- if that were your sole purpose -- you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down."

bennett has said he's not racist and he'd like an apology for taking his comments out of context. media matters has the full sound clip from his radio show so you can hear it in context.

trust me bill, that doesn't help.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

is that you, sister?

a fan of mine (my friend sophie's dad!) brought to my attention the recent broadcast of car talk in which a dog was the star (of course!). a woman from seattle called in to discuss replacing her seatbelt which had been destroyed by her dog. the dog? a corgi/lab mix she mistakenly identified as a "laborgi." our proper name is CORGADOR. what piqued my interest further was that the dog was in fact from wenatchee, washington. that is in central washington as is yakima, washington. for those of you unfamiliar with my past, i was picked up on the streets of yakima and eventually wound up at three rivers rescue in snoqualmie where they often bring dogs from central/eastern washington to seattle where they are more likely to be adopted.

now, according to the fine folks at three rivers, they had seen a number of very attractive, even stunningly beautiful (like me), corgi mixes from the central washington area. i can only conclude that either 1) my father was a corgi and a bit of a lothario 2) there is an intelligent designer who FINALLY created the ultimate being and is slowly populating the earth with us, starting in washington state. or maybe both. so the seatbelt munching pooch may be my long lost sister or half sister.

so gnaw on, my famously naughty sibling!

dogs & bushes

i am truly humbled by this dog's articulate political statement.


i am currently reeling over recent scandals. no, i'm not referring either to the indictment of tom delay or allegations that bill frist has been engaging in market manipulation, martha stewart style. honestly, i would be more shocked of those guys weren't crooked.

no, i am concerned over photographic evidence (seen here) that shows my mawma has been less than monogamous in terms of her affection towards dogs. in other words, she was captured on film petting a dog who is not me (or, grudgingly, my sister ethel). this is gabe, a "great" pyrenees who sluts around my great-granny's nursing home begging for attention. he was even wearing a cornhusker bandana, that hussy. i comfort myself thinking that gabe happens to have a head shaped very much like my own (big and square) and that perhaps my mawma went spontaneously blind and thought she was petting me.

i have also heard rumors that she was even petting a goddamn cat named punkin but the possibility is too horrible to comprehend.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Born Free!

this morning my local fox affiliate (which i watch because they have fox fursday--dedicated to adopting out homeless animals) ran a highly important news story about an 1,800 pound steer that escaped the slaughterhouse and is now roaming south jersey. police were able to nudge him off the road to prevent accidents but have thus far been able to catch the gigantic but apparently elusive animal. i tried to google the story but have found no confirmation (good old fox reporting!) but i did find that this is not an unusual occurence, especially in new jersey--in 2004 a steer, since renamed Liberty--escaped from a Halal slaughterhouse and ran across the street to the business of a woman who happened to be a partial vegetarian.

and here's a particularly amusing story from detroit.

while i personally have no particular objection to tasty beef i do love it when the beasts outwit their captors. ah, the taste of freedom.