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What's a Dog Fairness Fair?

 

 

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DPW Leaves Trash Heap on Curb for a Week including all Memorial Day Weekend

Trash piled on Parkway, Shorewood, Memorial Day Weekend

I have nothing but respect for the hard work of the Shorewood DPW workers, and do NOT intend this posting to be a reflection of their excellent performance.

Village and DPW Management however left this beautiful mound of trash on the parkway in the 4400 block of Woodburn for a week.  Including all Memorial Day Weekend.

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A Good Democrat

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I can't believe it either. A week after I got tired of hearing the Anthony Wiener story, I'm bringing it up myself. My first impression of Wiener was that he wasn't loud, overbearing twerp. Yes, most of this is based on our differences in politics. But he was a rising star in the Democratic Party. Now he has become the butt of many a joke. Yes, most of them are because of his name. But the latest ones he has brought on himself. It's like he picked his own name.

The comments in the blogosphere to make me chuckle. I'm surprised by the amount of people who still make cracks that would be funny if you were a 13-year-old. So even though it will laugh at them once, I won't repeat them. Not all of them.

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Hundreds of cats need homes

Cat Season in Full Swing
Wisconsin Humane Society seeing dramatic increase in cats and kittens

The Wisconsin Humane Society reports that it currently has over 300 cats in its care at the Milwaukee and Ozaukee locations, and over 100 kittens and cats are ready to go home today. The shelter has launched a promotion in which the fee for a second kitten adoption is 50% off, and fees for adult cats are entirely waived.  The shelter hopes to see all 300 cats go home this month. 

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Raising My Glass

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I was quite pleased earlier this week when I heard the statement from County executive Chris Abele's office. He is not going to spend taxpayer money on a modern art project.

Contrary to popular belief, art is not universal. Like everything else in life, there are some things that you like individually, and there are some things that you don't like. Some things just don't appeal to us. This should make us bad or evil people, that's just the way we humans are.

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Animal cruelty exemptions in Tues Budget Bill

Today, we are calling Wisconsin legislators asking them to protect the basic needs of animals. The budget bill, which will be voted on tomorrow, gives researchers exemption from all state animal cruelty laws.  

Please, contact your legislators today.  The budget bill is slated for an assembly vote tomorrow and senate vote on Thursday.

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Father's Day Gifts and Tips from BBB

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In celebration of Father’s Day this Sunday, BBB wants to be sure that everyone is well informed when making purchase decisions about gifts for Dad.

BBB recommends the following ideas and tips for Father’s Day gifts:

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25% OFF Adoptions! Wednesdays Only.



 

Just announced! WHS is offering 25% off adoptions every Wednesday, through August 31.
See available animals now
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In Favor Of. . .

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Like many news junkies, I like to look at the polls. The politicians like to look at them too, although they deny being influenced by them. The most prominent poll that comes on a regular basis is the poll on presidential approval. Two half years ago, President Obama started out fairly high in the presidential approval ratings. This, of course, was expected. And as everybody knows, it's all downhill from there.

Except for a brief spike after the assassination of Osama bin Laden, President Obama has been in the high 40s hovering just below 50% approval. I sometimes wonder why it is still that high. President Obama is seeking a second term from the American people and this far into his term, it should not be out of order to look for some actual results of his presidency.

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June 21st: First Day of Summer & Beginning of Scam Season!

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Today marks the longest day of the year and the first day of summer. School is out. Ice cream trucks roam the streets. The dog days of summer are fun for kids, full of good memories for adults, and bursting with opportunities for scammers.

We love the sun just as much as anyone, but before you grab your inner-tube and lather on that SPF, we’ve got some summertime reminders to keep you scam-sharp.

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COMMENTS UPON RETURN

When I left for major surgery,  I respectfully asked to not have any comments while I was recuperating.  Most of you respected that request.  Some of you did not.  Not showing a minimum of respect is low indeed.

Not only did some of you continue commenting, but you continued and increased your past level of bigotry and racism.  That is disgusting. 

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MY SURGERY & HEALTH

Thanks for all the cards and well-wishes here.  I finally returned home yesterday [Tuesday].  I'm moving about OK, temporarily with the aid of a cane.  Suffice to say I thought I knew what I was in for from an old injury in my youth.  The surgeons found the injury in my knee to be more severe than first thought, and among the extra things they had to do was saw off some leg bone.  Yikes!

I watched loads of TV while flat on my back.  I found cable shows to be especially horrible, especially when presenting the "news."  While the news on NBC, CBS, ABC, BBC, PBS, etc. is not as special in quality as was once the case compared to other outlets, the news as presented in these places far, far surpasses the dumbed-down news to serve a political and greedy purpose as does FOX, for example.  FOX is an abomination.  MSNBC, which I had never watched before, comes to presentation with a certain slant, but it is at least open about it and invites and challenges those who disagree to come forward.

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Free Summerfest Tickets for Adult Cat Adopters

Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, July 26: Get 2 FREE Summerfest tickets with every adult cat adoption, courtesy of our friends at Briggs and Stratton Corporation. Good until supplies last.

WHS Launches Feline-ality!
Are you purple, orange or green? Feline-ality will help you discover your color personality, allowing you to choose a cat who is right for your lifestyle. Adopters arriving at the Wisconsin Humane Society are asked to fill out a survey (Adobe PDF). It takes less than five minutes.  Learn more.

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FOR REAL PATRIOTS ONLY

I'm sick and tired of the armchair soldiers who sit back in their comfortable living rooms and demand military action.  You are not a hero because you state you support our military men and women.  Being a patriotic American requires more than that.  The real men and women who heroically fight for our country deserve more than wimpy toy generals hiding at home.  And they certainly deserve the best care we can give them when they return from wars that are too often started to profit the military-industrial complex.  We throw our young men and woman into horrendous situations that sometimes are primarily  for corporate profits.

If you want to get out of your comfortable hole, out of your token help for our veterans, then join me in entering specific, hands-on help for those who have served us and our nation.  Read this, and you should know what to do immediately if you are more than a phony patriot.  Get involved in helping our vets...

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ANY REAL MEN LEFT?

Booo!  Did you reach for your sidearm?  Did you run for your rifle?  Did you immediately think of getting your automatic weapon?  Or can you get through Halloween without carrying a concealed weapon?

Where are the real men?  Yes, when this was a frontier and disorganized group of backward colonies without any police force, men needed weapons to survive.  They actually hunted to provide food for their family.  In 1776 having a gun was an important part of one's life [as a coonskin cap, pellets, and musket might be].  It is understandable that a militia should be guaranteed in the Constitution.  After all, we were a baby nation that needed the meager resources it had to defend itself.  Understandable.

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WHY NO COMMENTS HERE?

The comments that were expressed at this blog were atrocious.  I have never been exposed to that level of Neanderthal, knuckle-scraping, slobbering, ignorance in my life. 

While both progressives and right-wingers occasionally used uncivilized language and references, it was the right-wingers, especially two of them, that were most offensive.  Replete with bigoted statements, sexist names, intolerant charges, etc., it became apparent that these low-level men were determined to see their excrement in print ...even though it clearly showed them to be uneducated goons.  It was sickening.

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PALIN & BACHMANN WRITE HISTORY THEIR WAY

It is interesting, the list of Republican hopefuls for the presidential nomination.  One of them recently worked for Obama, one must run away from his very successful Obamacare-like program he instituted when governor of Massachusetts, one prefers her story of Paul Revere, one places Lexington and Concord in New Hampshire to inspirte their primary voters, one goes on a cruise for a month and has his entire staff quit, etc.  That is quite a list of Rube Goldberg masterminds.

Palin and Bachmann can further their attractiveness to right-wing voters by re-writing more American history.  Sarah and Michele have American history all fixed...

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Election Day Comes Again

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It seems that more than ever now, it has become imperative that government at all levels need to rein in spending and tighten their belts to experience the limited growth that our economy has been producing for the past few years.

Yet, there are examples of wasteful spending that continues to go on in more and that is demanded by the citizens which require the government to waste money that it need not spend. There is no better example of that in the current election cycle in this non-election year. Tax-and-spend progressives are unhappy that they are no longer in the majority when it comes to attitudes about spending and expansion of government. They are unhappy with the results of last November's election. Well, that's the way it goes. In just about every election nearly half the voters are disappointed with any results no matter what they may be. This spring, we had a Supreme Court election but also produced results that made lefties angry. That's the way the ball bounces. Normally. But sore losers call for a recount that wasted about $1 million. One thing you did do, is certifying the numbers so that the lefties cannot see that the election was stolen.

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PALIN & BACHMANN WRITE HISTORY THEIR WAY

It is interesting, the list of Republican hopefuls for the presidential nomination.  One of them recently worked for Obama, one must run away from his very successful Obamacare-like program he instituted when governor of Massachusetts, one prefers her story of Paul Revere, one places Lexington and Concord in New Hampshire to inspirte their primary voters, one goes on a cruise for a month and has his entire staff quit, etc.  That is quite a list of Rube Goldberg masterminds.

Palin and Bachmann can further their attractiveness to right-wing voters by re-writing more American history.  Sarah and Michele have American history all fixed...

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HOW GREEDY ARE YOU?

During the Great Depression and World War II, the bulk of the American people were asked to make sacrifices for the good of the greater society.  Americans gladly complied.  Many Americans went an extra mile and gave more than asked.  People shared their income, their taxes, their foodstuffs, their time, their clothes, and they willingly accepted rationing of many items in their daily life.  This bulwark of unity to save America was given by the middle class in America.  There were still, as always, tax breaks for the rich and the largest, influential corporations.  The middle class pulled America through hard times.

Today the middle class has been hit hard by the economic downturn.  Since 2001 the United States has been over-spending its revenue like a drunken sailor.  Taxes were not raised to make up for the lavish over-spending of George W. Bush and Barack Obama.  In fact, Bush had the audacity to not only raise our debts, he lowered taxes for the richest Americans.  Repeat: in the face of rapidly mounting federal debt, Bush gave tax breaks to the richest Americans.  It did nothing to ease the debt...nothing!  It only helped the richest Americans gather more riches.  The poor and middle classes suffered as a result.  And the Bush years had a record-breaking embarrassment of not creating jobs.  Tax breaks for the wealthy does not create jobs.  Hisotry shows this over and over.  Repeat: tax breaks and tax loopholes do not create jobs.

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