Archive for October 24, 2011
Look at this pitiful thing:
(Video via TheHermanCain, Now is The Time for Action! campaign.)
Smoking a cigarette? What’s with that? And the look on Cain’s face at the end? OMG.
“A healthy horse doesn’t just die on the street. We are asking for an investigation.”
So said Elizabeth Forel, of the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages, regarding the sudden death on Sunday of a horse pulling a hansom cab in midtown. The tragic incident occurred shortly after the animal began its shift at 9:30 a.m. It was being directed along West 54th Street near Eighth Avenue, on its way to Central Park, when it keeled over and died.
Forel’s coalition, a New York City animal rights activism group, has called for a ban on the use (abuse?) of horses to cart passengers, mostly tourists, along city streets. The horses, the group maintains, deserve a better life.
Could there be a more unnatural life for a horse than pulling tourists through the paved, exhaust-filled, taxi-clogged streets of NYC?
This is their natural habitat:
This is Bob Beckel, the guy who Fox tout as their badass “liberal:”
[B]ut can I just make one point about this principle, besides [inaudible]. Um, the idea that somehow kids can’t, ah, the whole idea of dressing up, yeah, it’s good. The whole idea of dressing up at Halloween; what’s wrong with that. I mean, I don’t, I don’t get it. First of all, if you go past any high school today they all look, they look like a bunch of hookers hanging outside, a lot of these girls, so maybe they have costumes [on?] all the time…
Excuse me Bobby boy. The” girls” you ogle in front of high schools aren’t
hookers, or as you imply, whores. You are.
I hope this doesn’t get Hollywood-ized or TMZ-ized:
Though networks typically dispatch embeds during campaign season, MTV took a different approach to the tactic when it dispatched youth into the Occupy Wall Street protests for its show “True Life.”
“True Life: I’m Occupying Wall Street” will premiere on Saturday, November 5, at 6 p.m. et. Four MTV embeds protested in Zuccotti Park with Occupy Wall Street demonstrators and immersed themselves in the cause.
The special will take viewers to “the front lines” of the Occupy Wall Street protests and follow the four embeds as they become “swept up in the cause.” The special will focus primarily on the point of view of the younger demonstrators whose anger is seemingly focused on the concept that they graduated college and expected to find employment, but have been having difficulty in finding steady jobs during the recession.
MTV please, please do right by the Occupy Wall Street protesters!
Thailand is a poor, low, county of 67+ million people. It is roughly the size of Texas (population 24+ million). A disaster is unfolding there that we American’s aren’t hearing about.
The corporate media in the U.S. thinks the only “news” that’s fit to report is “news” that happens within its border. Then again, this might ping thoughts of global warming so we can’t have that!
Ugh. I’ve been following this for almost a week and while things looked good mid-week last week, they’re deteriorating. My thought are with you, people of Thailand.
It is 79º here in Boulder at the moment. The sky is clear as can be (the sky is a gorgeous blue) and there is no wind. The hubby and I are raking leaves…anything to be outside!
But look at Wednesday’s forecast:
If you have 90 seconds, take a break and check out this delightful slide show from the WashingtonCityPaper titled “Other People’s Pets.” It includes approximately 12 photos of dogs in the D.C. area.
Here’s my fave. This sweet thing (well, I assume he’s sweet) — “Jacques” — looks so intelligent: