Category Archives: Perspective

Swollen Head Pit-bull Defies Animal Cruelty Odds, Watch Angry Elephant Charge at Arnold Schwarzenegger

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*Some cruel asshole decided to tighten a 6-pound chain around the neck of a one year old pit bull named Roxanne, and set her loose. The poor thing was found wandering the streets, her head swollen to the size of a watermelon from dragging the heavy chain.

The chain is reported to have  made up more than 10 percent of the pooch’s body weight.

Rescuers were doubtful if the dog would even survive, but she was taken to a vet who cut the chain with heavy bolt cutters and was then immediately rushed into surgery.

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But where there is a will, there is a way. And this little doggie had nothing BUT will! She not only survived the terrible and cruel ordeal, she survived BIG time.

Just look at the joy and gratitude in her eyes!

Pitbull after surgery

And if the cruel son-of-a-gun reads this, once you get to hell, I hope you rot there!

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Watch: Angry Elephant Charges at Former California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger

This bad-ass elephant could give a damn about the man who played the role of Terminator. During an African safari, the former Governor rode around in a jeep to get a look-see in the large mammal’s territory and came up on one who was obviously not in the mood to be gawked at.

He came at the jeep with a fierceness!

The former politician and actor, who seemingly didn’t even break a sweat, laughed and said on Instagram, “I couldn’t have written this safari encounter better if it was a movie!”

Our Hearts Bleed, But Can’t Deny Media, Public Much More Lenient of Family in Alligator Death, Than Gorilla Incident

Melissa Graves and her son, Matt.
Melissa Graves and her son, Matt.

*Hell! I guess this makes me “devil’s advocate,” but I doubt the offer to speak on this landed in my lap accidentally. I speak for many when I say sincerely that our hearts continue to ache over the senseless death of little Lane Graves, 2, who drowned as a result of being attacked by an alligator as he sat playing in his playpen near the water at Disney’s Seven Seas Lagoon in Orlando. His precious little life had merely begun before it was snatched away and our world is all the worse for it.

After all, many of us are still having overactive heart palpitations over the near-death experience of little Isaiah Dickerson, 3, who, only last month, fell into the pit where a gorilla named “Harambe” lived at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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Isaiah and his dad, Deonne Dickerson.

Onlookers watched in horror as the beast at one point seemed to be undecided about what to do with the little “one of them” who appeared in pictures in the initial stages of the drama to look up at his hugeness, with his little hands touching the beasts arms, before it took the kid and dragged him through the water like a rag-doll.

The public was outraged when ultimately, the beast had to be killed to spare the life of the child.

But before we go forward, let me say this. Final results notwithstanding, the “pink elephant in the room” shows the only differences between these two precious human lives was race. The bigger difference was reactions from the media and an angry public. Continue reading

Prince William to Appear on Cover of LGBT Magazine, Speaks Out Against Bullying

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*Long live the Queen!

It’s a refrain that’s been used — and heard — for generations in the UK, and Queen Elizabeth II is one of history’s most beloved world leaders.  But today, I’m wondering when the old girl, 90, might kick the bucket — or at least abdicate her throne.  Maybe just live out the rest of her days as a great-grandma.

I’m kidding.  Kinda.

I certainly don’t wish Queen Elizabeth II any ill will, but her grandson, the Duke of Cambridge, has an agenda that I like a whole lot.

Prince William will appear on the cover of the July issue of the UK’s Attitude, which bills itself as “the UK’s best-selling gay magazine.” Typically, the mag features athletes, models and other stars on its cover.

But after the future king invited the mag to “bring members of the LGBT community to Kensington Palace to listen to their experience on bullying,” he posed for the cover shot. Continue reading

For The Ladies? Meet LICKI, a Silicone Brush For Your Pussy (Cat)

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*I always marvel at the inventiveness of the human mind. Just think about all of the incredible inventions we’ve come up with.

The wheel.

And then, employing two of them, the bicycle! Then, with four, the automobile!

The human mind has devised a way to fly!  To send images across the world and display those images on a flat screen that can hang on your wall!

The telephone! The mobile phone! The microwave!

But listen up, my darlings, NOTHING that we’ve invented over the centuries can trump LICKI, a giant silicone tongue you can use to lick your pu**y.

As Missy Elliot said on @JanetJackson’s 2015 album, “kitty cat meow meow meow meow MEOW!”

Janet Jackson with longtime beau Jermaine Dupri

Ladies, don’t get TOO excited. I’m talking “pussy” as in a REAL, FELINE cat. Continue reading

Our Chat With Sen. Bernie Sanders — He Wants Your Vote!

 

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*As the next round of Democratic primaries approach, Sen. Bernie Sanders isn’t taking the African American vote for granted.

En route to his event in Davis, California late last week, Sanders made time to talk by phone with a group of African American journalists from across the state of California. And he didn’t pull any punches when I asked him why the black community in California should support him — and not Hillary Clinton — on June 7th.

“If these were normal times,” Sanders told me, “then I think we’d be OK to say ‘let’s support somebody who’s an establishment candidate. Let’s support establishment economics. No disrespect to Hillary Clinton, who I’ve known for 25 years, but she is an establishment politician, and I think we all know that.”

“I think given the incredible level of wealth disparities and income inequality, given the corrupt campaign finance system that is allowing billionaires to buy elections, given the fact that we have the highest rate of childhood poverty of any major country on earth — and it is much worse in the African American community — I think it is time for real change, ” Sanders charged.  “And I think the American people throughout this country are catching on that the establishment is not working for them.”

Sanders got more animated as he answered my question.  From his change in tone, it seemed my question had riled him, so I just sat back and experienced — FELT — the Bern. Continue reading

Kangaroo Bounds On Bikers, Breaking Breasts

Port Campbell, Victoria, Australia, Great Ocean Road, Australasia
Port Campbell, Victoria, Australia, Great Ocean Road, Australasia

*I’m on doctor’s orders to engage in more cardio, in my effort to avoid the hypertension-induced premature deaths of many of my family members.  (How’s THAT for a cheery start to your weekend?)

Swimming and biking are my exercises of choice, but I may need to rethink the latter — at least, if I plan to do it in Australia.

Sharon Heinrich and Helen Salter were riding along a scenic trail in Southern Australian when they stopped to look at a beautiful kangaroo.   Before they could grab their iPhones and snap a pic, the marsupial jumped onto Heinrich’s torso and bounced off of it onto Salter’s back, knocking them both off of their bikes.  The beast then bounced away.

“I saw him and thought ‘Oh, isn’t he cute’ — then he was on top of me,” Heinrich said.

Sounds like a typical Saturday night for me. Continue reading

This Sign in Car Window, With Dog Inside, Goes Viral (Good Idea Though!)

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*With summer officially only weeks away, we’ve got to start thinking of ways to keep our pets cool and safe. Each year, hundreds of dogs are left in hot cars with no ventilation, and the incident turns into a fatal one, with many dying from heatstroke. So when I saw this photo tweeted by , I thought, what a great idea! Letting onlookers know that you have taken steps to ensure your dogs safety may, for one thing, protect your property (many car windows are broken by well-wishers aiming to save your animal!). While some folks may just say people need to mind their own business, others will appreciate the heads up offered here. This particular tweet did manage to spark a bit of controversy though.

First things first.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) says the interior in a car can get pretty hot, rather quickly, even if the temperature outside is cooler. According to them, when the outside temperature is a comfortable 75 degrees, a vehicle’s interior temperature — with windows closed one can assume — could escalate to a high 94 degrees in 10 minutes, and increase to a sweltering 118 degrees after an hour. Continue reading

Mother of Kid Who Fell into Harambe’s Territory ID’d…And She’s Black (Watch)!

Michelle Gregg and Deonne Dickerson, parents of boy who fell in gorilla enclosure.
Deonne Dickerson and Michelle Gregg, parents of boy who fell in gorilla enclosure.

*Not that the race of this kid is important. But I’ll bet you dollars to donuts we didn’t even think this kid was Black. I’m just glad the child is alive. I am talking about the 4-year-old boy who gained international attention (while his mother was scorned by millions on social media) after he fell 15-feet into the enclosure of Harambe, a 17-year-old, 450-pound silverback endangered species gorilla, who was fatally wounded in order to save the child’s life.

Though there were reports about the mother was wrestling with several other siblings at the time of her son’s fall — distracting her from his alleged pleas of wanting to go and play with the gorilla, no one knew her name or even what race she was.

Until now.

She is 32-year-old Michelle Gregg, an African American woman. We heard her on the video trying to comfort her little boy as the massive animal dragged him by the seat of his pants across the moat. The child’s father, Deonne Dickerson, was not with the family. Continue reading