Category Archives: Perspective

94-Year-Old, Hearing-Impaired, Wheelchair-Bound Grandma of 12 Earns College Degree…with Perfect 4.0 GPA!

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*This one’s for all of the procrastinators — present company included!  

94-year old, hearing-impaired grandmother of 12, Amy Craton, earned her Bachelor’s degree — and a 4.0 GPA

“You can’t live without knowledge!” Craton told PEOPLE magazine.  “Education is living.”  

Craton earned her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English — I’d better watch out!  She’s could be coming after my job! — from Southern New Hampshire University’s online program.  SNHU’s president flew to Craton’s Hawaii home to present her with her diploma.

“I’ve always wanted to have my degree,” Craton said.  “In the back of my mind that goal has always been there, but things get in the way, life gets in the way.  But now I did it!”

Damn, grandma!  Please allow me to be among the chorus of family and friends who extend a heartfelt congratulations!   Continue reading

New Movie ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Under Fire for Animal Abuse, PETA Leads the Pack (Watch)

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*Uh oh. This is definitely not a good look for Amblin Partners and Universal Pictures. The two gargantuan studios have teamed up for the highly anticipated movie, ‘A Dog’s Purpose,’ scheduled for a January 27 release, but with claims of animal abuse, the opening weekend may start off badly.

According to a report by TMZ, based on a video they received, one of five German Shepherds used as animal actors in the film is seen  being forced into a pool of water. The terrified animal is said to be clawing at the edge of a pool as people off camera laugh and comment, “You just got to throw him in,” as a trainer tries to force the animal into rushing water.

TMZ reports that the scene was shot for the movie in Winnipeg, Canada, in November 2015.

The dog does eventually get in the water, but goes under almost immediately. An off camera person begins yelling “Cut it!” as crew members race toward the animal.

A part of the scene? No one off-set will ever know. Continue reading

The Legacy of President Barack Obama…and an Apology to President George W. Bush

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*Prior to 2008, Barack Hussein Obama did what I’d thought was impossible, or at the very least improbable during my lifetime: he, an unapologetically brown-skinned man, got elected President of the United States. In doing so, he began an eight year journey that led our country to a better place, while affirming a declaration my mother made to me when I was a little boy about everyone being able to be president. Continue reading

Holy Crap! Massive Alligator Just Walks on By as Woman Videotapes (Look!)

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*La dee dah. Imagine you’re just walking along, looking up and all around you, being thankful. And then you stop in your tracks just as a massive-sized alligator crosses your path, “Oh excuse me, I’m just going over here” he seems to say as he strolls on by. This was a moment in the life of a woman visiting Circle B Bar Reserve near Lakeland, Florida. She described the video she took of a 12-foot, possibly 800 pound alligator who strolled across the path she was walking on “very exciting.”

Yes she was is the answer to the question I know crossed your mind just now.

The woman, who took the video over the weekend appears to be standing too close for comfort, but she said she was “close enough” but at a safe distance. Continue reading

‘I Love You More’ Croc Best Buddies with Fisherman Who Helped Him (Pictures)

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Poncho kisses the man who helped heal him

*Just in case you think you might be seeing things as you look at the photo above. You kind of are. You are seeing a crocodile named ‘Poncho’ kissing a man named Chito Shedden, a fisherman who saw him injured and alone, and rounded up a group of brave friends to lift the croc and take him to safety.

The reptile reportedly lay dying on a river bank in Siquirres, Costa Rica when the fisherman spotted him. Snedden, a tour guide by trade, kind of fancies himself as an amateur naturalist and as such has learned a few things.

Obviously, how to wrangle in a crocodile without being eaten alive is one! Continue reading

Animals Mourn Too! Horse Devastated at Funeral By Owners Sudden Death (Watch)

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*Sereno was so close to his human that he broke down at the funeral. Wagner Lima, 34, died after a motorcycle crash in Paraiba Brazil and according to Inside Edition, who picked up the story, the horse, seeming to know his human was inside the coffin, laid his head on it and “whimpered during the procession to the cemetery.”

Thankfully, Sereno will not be left on his own. Wagner’s brother has promised to care for the animal.

This video will prove beyond the shadow of any doubt that our animals feel the same sense of loss that we humans do.

Watch the video below. But grab a tissue, you will be moved. Continue reading

Friday Funnies: Dog Gets Put on Blast for Snoring, One Cluckin’ Awesome Chicken Band (Watch)

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*Yes you were. No I wasn’t. I’ve got the video! This is what one adorable pooch had to endure when his owner pulled a dirty trick on him as he was sleeping. Poor doggie was getting a deep sleep in when his tricky human decides to tape his snoring. Funny stuff. See video below.

Kinda makes me want to playback that recording I have of a certain friend who swears by god he doesn’t snore.

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Hey ‘Pastor’ Kim Burrell, With Ellen Now a ‘No Go’…The Fun May Be Just Beginning!

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*How dare she? That was my first thought after watching the video where this supposed Woman of God goes on a rant about who will get into Heaven and who won’t. That’s basically what her anti-gay ‘sermon’ was about.

I am not gay, and I’m not Christian — but let me tell you, I am still offended, and YOU, reader, should be too. It’s absolutely disgusting when people use what should be a platform of love and inclusion, to spout their own nasty views on how others choose to live their life.

How dare you! And shame on the ‘supporters’ of this idiocy; those who can be heard sitting in the audience heeing and hawing their support.

And Ms. Burrell, you didn’t even use good sense. You did this KNOWING you were going on the television show of one of the most beloved lesbian women of the 21st century, Ellen DeGeneres?

Girl, surely you gest. Continue reading