Monday, March 31, 2008

Welcome To Tibet, USA

80-Year-Old Deacon Arrested at Mall for Antiwar T-Shirt

In Long Island, New York, an eighty-year-old church deacon was removed from a shopping mall Saturday and arrested after he refused to remove a t-shirt protesting the Iraq war. Deacon Don Zirkel was handing out antiwar pamphlets when he was approached by security guards at the Smith Haven Mall. The guards placed him under citizen’s arrest after he refused orders to turn his t-shirt inside out. When the local police arrived they charged him with criminal trespassing and resisting arrest.

Source: Democracy Now, March 31, 2008


Yes, fascists around the world arrest those few genuine religious figures that dare to stand up rather than sell out.


Help Save Bruce--Victim Of Breed-Specific Legislation In Ireland

Perhaps the authorities in Ireland are more receptive to petitions than those in the US. Be sure to add a comment or two so that they understand it's not just someone mindlessly clicking a mouse. My comments added to the Petition:

This is the same bigotry that was institutionalized in the US during its years of slavery and misogyny laws. Does Ireland do blood tests to determine racial purity? How many "pit bulls" in one's ancestry does it take for one to be condemed to death? Indeed, Ireland seems to be following not just in the footsteps of the United States, but also seeks to fill the shoes of Nazi Germany by adopting the same mindset.


Sign The Petition

Please sign petition for Bruce impounded pit bull & victim of BSL, Ireland (Please, take a minute to view this)~one more time, and thank you so much for reading.

They are at 1,190...and if they can get 5,000 signatures, maybe they can get their boy home before he dies in prison.

He has done nothing and is as loving as any dog can be...he just happens to be a PIT. Please pass on to people. If he had ever done anything bad , it would be one thing, but this is a beloved family pet.

Go see the Video of him when he was with family and what has happened since his seizure.
If you never wanted to protest BSL before, you will after this.

It puts a face on it...for those who would try to ban specific breeds.

PLEASE sign and bring Bruce home so he can live what is left of his life with the family that loves him!!

I have had 4 in my lifetime (and Dobies for many years before that), and they were the biggest it's how they are raised...NOT the breed.

More breeds than you can think of are on the potential list for banning right here in USA.
It's owner fault when something goes terribly wrong....why should this magnificent American breed that worked farms and herds of our ancestors now pay such a dear price.


Please sign petition for Bruce impounded pit bull & victim of BSL, Ireland!

Bruce on YouTube.

You may also see 'Bruce' to Help him on Spencer's Station


Caterpillar: Who are YOU?

Alice: This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. I -- I hardly know, sir, just at present -- at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.

--"Alice's Adventures In Wonderland", Lewis Carroll

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Every Second

Every second
of every minute
of every day
a helpless animal is put to death
just because no one was there
to take them home


Saturday, March 29, 2008


"The two greatest obstacles to democracy in the United States are, first,the widespread delusion among the poor that we have a democracy, and second,the chronic terror among the rich, lest we get it."
--Edward Dowling, editor and priest, Chicago Daily News, July 28, 1941

Friday, March 28, 2008


"A ship ought not to be held by one anchor, nor life by a single hope."
--Epictetus, philosopher

Thursday, March 27, 2008


There's always a moment when an addict
finally realizes he has real problem.
For me, it was when I found myself
at Krispy Kreme with a shopping cart.
--Connie Liberty

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


"You have to pretend you're 100% sure. You have to take action; you can't hesitate or hedge your bets. Anything less will condemn your efforts to failure. "
--Andrew Grove, Intel co-founder

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


"Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again."
--Ronald Reagan

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Character II

"People of character do the right thing, not because they think it will change the world but because they refuse to be changed by the world."
--Michael Josephson, Radio Commentator

Saturday, March 22, 2008


"We are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is."
--Kurt Vonnegut


"My furs are not in storage,
nor lying on the bed,
they're dancing 'round my feet,
waiting to be fed".

--Fabio Paiva

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happiness II

"For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don't enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you're not going to be very happy. If someone bases his [or her] happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn't going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness."
--Andy Rooney (American Television News Personality)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


"Where is it written in the Constitution that you may take children from their parents, and parents from their children, and compel them to fight the battles of any war in which the folly or wickedness of government may engage it?"
--Daniel Webster

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


"Opportunities multiply as they are seized."
-- Sun Tzu

Sunday, March 16, 2008


"It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do."

Saturday, March 15, 2008


One farmer says to me, "You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make the bones with;" and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying himself with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle.
--Henry David Thoreau

Friday, March 14, 2008


"When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman."
--Joseph Wood Krutch

Thursday, March 13, 2008


"To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring -- it was peace."
--Milan Kundera

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Educated II

"We must not believe the many, who say that only free people ought to be educated, but we should rather believe the philosophers who say that only the educated are free."
--Epictetus, Discourses

Monday, March 10, 2008

Leaders II

"Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them." --Robert Jarvik, Artificial Heart Developer


"The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become."
--Charles du Bois

Sunday, March 09, 2008


The Gryphon: "The adventures first--explanations take such a dreadful time."
--"Alice's Adventures In Wonderland", Lewis Carroll

Saturday, March 08, 2008


"A nation that destroys it's soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people."
--Franklin D. Roosevelt

Friday, March 07, 2008


"To laugh often and much: To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, March 06, 2008


"An anarchist is anyone who doesn't need a cop to tell him what to do."
--Ammon Hennacy (1893-1970) Catholic anarchist, pacifist, vegetarian, draft refuser in two world wars, tax resister, "one-person revolution in America."

Source: Whenever Ammon was arrested for any number of reasons, mostly for "illegal" picketing, instead of pleading guilty or innocent he would plead 'anarchy'. This was his reply to the judge's question 'What is an anarchist?'

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Living III

"It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. ...I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing."
--Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


"Six million Jews died in concentration camps, but six billion broiler chickens will die this year in slaughter houses." --Ingrid Newkirk (PETA)

Monday, March 03, 2008


"The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation."
--Pearl S. Buck

Saturday, March 01, 2008


"I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars."
--Abbie Hoffman


"He [King George] has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred right of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating & carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither."
-- Thomas Jefferson (deleted portion of a draft of the Declaration of Independence, June 1776)
Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America (22)