Where are the hero's of today that have this
kind of passion, integrity, and backbone?

We miss you Mr. Red Skelton♥


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Dennis has a 100% positive voting record on animal

and environmental issues.

He has been vegan for 12 years.

He and his wife have adopted 3 rescue dogs.

He walks his talk.

He is a man of integrity, courage and compassion.

His is the true clean money campaign -

no corporate contributions are accepted.

A candidacy for the people, supported by the people.


As a necessary component of the living world,

we must extend compassion to one another and

to every living thing.

Our mission as human beings can truly be to elevate
this world from a condition of suffering and cruelty
to the planet's creatures,

and towards a condition of compassion

and inherent respect.

Through elevating the cause of every creature,

we elevate our own humanity.

We lift up the cause of humanity by reaching out

and connecting with all things living.

It is our sense of interconnection

with all living things that brings us to

respect the rights of animals;

to understand that animals are not to be "lower than";

that animals should not have less of a claim to existence,

less of a claim to the possibility of survival,

less of a claim to dignity.

Every one of us knows a story of animal cruelty;

every one of us knows how in one way or another

official policies have sanctioned cruelty to animals.
I am working to put compassion into action in our

policies with respect to animals in this country,

and to have America set a higher standard,

not only for this country, but for the world;

to make sure that all of God's creatures,

that all animals

are given a chance to have dignity in our society

and are given a chance to experience the appreciation

they should have as living beings.

I would include advocacy of animal rights in the

which I have already proposed to Congress.

This cabinet-level department would work with,

and offer an alternative to, the Defense Department.

There have been numerous studies that have suggested

a link between animal cruelty and domestic violence.
The DEPARTMENT OF PEACE would not only seek to resolve
international conflicts with nonviolent means,

but also seek to instill a peaceful paradigm

into the hearts of all the people of the world,

so that one day war will be an archaic relic

of a time that has passed.

My farm policy favors independent and family-owned farms.

I support a national ban on

packer ownership of livestock,

and numerous new incentives for farmers

to convert to sustainable and organic farming

and ranching techniques.

The vision of the meat that we consume coming from
happy and healthy free-range animals can become

more of a reality,

as opposed to the inhumane conditions that the often
mutated chickens, cows and pigs are forced to sustain
in our current system.

As a member of Congress, I have cosponsored every
piece of major animal protection legislation.

In addition, I hold the distinction of being

the only VEGAN in Congress.

I made this lifestyle change many years ago,

because I consider all life on our Earth to be sacred.

As a vegan, I choose not to eat any animals

or animal products.

I strive to live my life in accordance

with my convictions,

and any other choice of diet would defy my ideals and,
in my judgment, be hypocritical.~


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I LOVE this man!

Parade Magazine featured the Top Cops of 2007

and Jacob was an honorable mention.

He's tops in my book!

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Working undercover as an individual seeking to
purchase a pit bull for dog-fighting,

Louisiana State Trooper Jacob Dickinson

used confidential informants and

animal protection groups

to build a case leading to the arrest of a notorious
breeder/trainer of fighting dogs in the United States.
Fifty-nine dogs were seized and the suspect is
awaiting trial in January on

sixty-four counts of dogfighting.

Trooper Dickinson said it was an underground sport

but basically wide open on the Internet.

HBO went along with him in one case,

following the publicity over Michael Vick.

“I was on Real Sports, with Bryant Gumbel,” he said.
The newest thing now is putting two pitbulls

in with a hog and betting which one will kill the pig.~

To read more about Jacob and the others,

go to



Where the heck is my camera???

Picture it...

two new gorgeous greatgrandbabies born recently ...

and i can't find my freaking camera!!!

where oh where can it be??????????

Better late than never

good golly time sure flies!!!
ok, so i've been super bad or super bad busy or super stuck in bad-ass-computer-land for a couple years here. My 'puter is on it's last legs and begging me to just shoot it and get it over with.
If any of you all love me even a smidgen, please pray that Santa will bring me a brand new, shiny, rockin, laptop this year. Otherwise i may just have to drop out of internet-land forever .... auuuuuuuuuugggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh!!!


Don't know what the problem is!

But my blog is messed up! Things are missing, things are in the wrong places...

Am about ready to ditch the whole thing and start over somewhere else.


Sad News

Sad news... Please join me in remembering a great icon of the

entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a

yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly.

He was 71. Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of

celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth,

Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess

Twinkies, and Captain Crunch. The gravesite was piled high with flours. Aunt

Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who

Never knew how much he was kneaded.

Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with

turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his

dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times he still

was a crusty old man and was considered a positive roll model for millions.

Doughboy is survived by his wife Play Dough, two children, John Dough

and Jane Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his

elderly father, Pop Tart.

The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.

If this made you smile for even a brief second, please rise to the

occasion and take the time to pass it on and share that smile with

someone else who may be having a crumbly day and kneads it.



Waffle House RULES !

Those of you in the south or who have traveled in the south, are familiar with the Waffle House restaurants scattered all along the perimeter of Interstate Highways and elsewhere.

They're the ones where you sit just across the counter from the cooking area, where you can watch every move the cook & servers make. The one unique attribute of the Waffle House is the servers don't give your order ticket to the cook, they toe a line and CALL OUT your order. The cook has a shorthand system for remembering the order, placing tiny bits of different foods & condiments on a plate as the order is called out.

My beloved son-in-law was the manager of a local Waffle House for many years, in the 1990's. My daughter (his wife) worked there too, in fact, that's where they met.
Eventually, they gave it up for other diverse careers.

Fast forward a few years, I went to work in a different local WH. I was there for a couple of years and it was quite an experience! I think everyone should be required to work in one at some point in their life. Restaurant work will definitely bring a shy person out of their shell, giving many lessons in patience, caring, working efficiently, getting along with difficult people, and all that jazz.
But the Waffle House just has its own unique 'flavor' of work experience.

I've been gone from there for about 6 years now, but still occasionally go back for a visit, to catch up with old friends & acquaintances.

Four years ago, my youngest daughter went to work at the first mentioned WH , part-time. Today, she is the Manager of the WH where I used to work, and is being trained to move on up to District Manager's position which she is already 'acting' manager of! And she did it all on her own with no help from family.
I'm very proud of the girl, she's really worked very hard and done something positive with her life.

But the point of this post isn't to brag about my girl, much as I enjoy doing that : )
It's to share with you my fondest memory of working there.

I had a friend who called the police 'bacon'. Everytime he'd see a police car, he'd do a little singsong like the dog on the TV commercial "I smell bacon . . . bacon, bacon, bacon."
He did it so much I picked the habit up and to this day still do the little singsong just out of fond memory of him.

One day, I was at work at the Waffle House, not a particularly busy day, a handful of customers scattered around the store, but I was moving around a bit cleaning & such. Everytime I glanced up through the huge windows, I'd see a different policecar close by. It was awesome, they were everywhere that day and I didn't know why. Of course, being a cut-up, I did the little sing-song each time I spotted another policecar.

Suddenly, our cook, exasperated & with sweatbeads on his face, wheeled around handing me a mountainous plate of cooked bacon saying "Here's all that bacon you've been calling out,
girl, I had a hard time keeping up with you but I managed to get it all cooked!"

After a few seconds of shock, every knee in the store hit the floor laughing hysterically

For some fun facts about the Waffle House, click here.

and thanks to my friend Wenchielostelf for this great bellylaugh that made my day! Check her out here, read her post towards the bottom of the page under the WaffleHouse picture