*Yikes! What in the world is that in the photo above? It supposedly washed up on a beach in Santa Barbara, California, last week after the rains leaving those who live in the area and those just visiting to wonder, “What the…?”
“I’d say it looks like a combination of a seal and a dog with fangs dried up, potentially,” resident Michael Curtis told KEYT-TV.
“To me it looks reminiscent of a dinosaur…like an old dog, ancient,” Josh Curtis added. Continue reading →
*No one wants to be discarded like trash. Not even an animal. So when a puppy named Zeus was dropped off at a shelter because his previous owners said, “we don’t want a damaged dog,” he was no doubt, depressed.
Zeus was almost completely paralyzed when he was taken in as a foster by Lynda Kuether, shortly after he was rescued from a high-kill shelter in Oklahoma.
“He was terribly emaciated and only able to lift his head and wag his tail,” Kuether says. “He had to be fed and given water by syringe.”
Kuether, who lives in Carbondale, Illinois, with her wife Jennifer LeDuc and a bunch of cats and dogs, had been told by a veterinarian that Zeus’ paralysis was probably due to a virus. But the vet didn’t recommend dispositive diagnostic tests because the treatment would be the same: antibiotics, steroids and lots of physical therapy, and there was no guarantee the dog’s mobility would improve.
*Two things about history: One, you can’t erase it just because you grow up; and two, you have a choice to repeat it or learn from it and move forward as best you can. Former rapper turned respected Hollywood actor and businessman Mark Wahlberg probably wishes his past could be erased…but knowing it can’t, he’s hoping it can at least be pardoned.
Do you believe in second chances? If you do, should they stop at Mark Wahlberg?
In case you are one of many people with a short memory, here’s a little history on Wahlberg, Not the actor he is today, the former racist terrorist and felon.
Before Mark became famous as an actor in films such as “Boogie Nights,” “Planet of the Apes,” and “The Departed” – the last of which garnered him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor, he was just a reckless teen who enjoyed doing drugs, fronting his rap group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch and being a racist bully who found a wicked sense of pleasure in activities like chasing down black schoolchildren while yelling racist slurs and throwing rocks at them; and beating people up (nearly blinding one man) just because, well, just because they weren’t white.
*Thank goodness for human kindness. A stray dog has finally been freed after running around the neighborhood with a plastic jug on its head for the past two months. I’m assuming people had a hard time catching the frightened animal, making it difficult to help him, until he finally became so weary that he just gave up running. Continue reading →
*Gag me. But there is a fool born every minute so…
Somehow the words “racial diversity” in the same sentence as “KKK” seems more like an oxymoron than an actual goal; but this is the supposed new direction of the organization that has come to be recognized as the definition of pure hate towards anyone belonging to a minority group such as Blacks, Jews, Homosexuals, and Catholics.
Founded in December 1865 as a resistance group towards anything that represented even a hint of civil rights towards black people, now, according to John Abarr, a member of the Montana Klan, out with the old and in with the new – Klan, that is. He says the organization wants to add more diversity because they aim to build a strong America.
*A video that shows a woman walking down a street in New York city, enduring one cat-call after another, has gone viral. Many women can relate to the extremely unpleasant experience.
I know I can. The situation it revealscaused me a lot of anguish growing up between the ages of 18 through 21 in New York City.
Then and now, many men apparently believe they are complimenting women when they call out to them on the street because they look good. They actually believe that when they say things like, “Yo ma, can I holla’ at you for a minute?” and “Baby, you sure look good!” women should be pleased, because to them, it is a good thing.
And listening to Steve Santagati, an author and self-proclaimed dating expert who alarmed many as a guest on TV host Fredricka Whitfield‘s CNN program, these men are right. Santagati participated in a heated debate on the issue with New York-based comedian Amanda Seales.