Category Archives: Petition

#ClownLivesMatter? Mississippi County Bans Them Until After Halloween

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*I’m one of a seemingly diminishing minority who loves clowns.   I grew up watching Oopsy The Clown in Detroit

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…before moving on to Bozo Continue reading

Artists, Fans & Supporters of LA Women’s Theatre Festival (Tweet Your Support by Midnight 10/21!!!)

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Twitter-based contest will help this arts organization win $10K in grant dollars

*Don’t you just love when an organization that is worthy of support let’s you know what you can do to help? And don’t you love it even more when it doesn’t include giving money?

The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival has applied for a grant with the philanthropic arm of the century-old check printing company, Deluxe Corporation Foundation. LAWTF will be awarded one of 10 grants in a Twitter-based competition called the “Short & Tweet” grant program.

YOU…yes you, can help this 23-year-old arts organization, that has given women artists from around the globe an onstage presence through producing one-woman performances, by TWEETING why you feel LA Women’s Theatre Festival would be a great recipient for the grant.

Easy right?

But here’s the thing…

You’ve got to do it NOW. Do it while its on your mind because all tweets must be received by midnight tonight, October 21, 2016. Continue reading

Controversial Montreal Pit Bull Ban Suspended Indefinitely

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*I’ve shared my home with a pit bull for seven years.  If she’s at all indicative of the breed, they are the most misunderstood, maligned, lovable, loyal dogs in the world. Because of that loyalty, she will do whatever I tell her to do — even drop squirrels and feral cats from her jaws. In the hands of the wrong owner, she could have easily been trained to fight.

That said, a wholesale ban on pit bulls — which is exactly what had been proposed in Montreal, Canada — seems like a canine witch hunt to me.

Luckily, a judge in Quebec agrees.  Shortly after the ban was instituted, it was indefinitely suspended pending a legal battle with the Montreal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  They’re challenging the city in court over the draconian law, arguing that it defines pit bull breeds far too broadly; often, a variety of breeds are mistaken for pit bulls. Continue reading

WT…?!? Mayor of Kenai, Alaska Wants Cats On Leashes…Or Else!

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*Admittedly, I don’t know a lot about Alaska. I know it’s cold. I know it’s dark during a lot of the year. And I know it’s been said that you can see Russia from certain houses there.  

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But this one takes the frozen cake.

If the mayor of Kenai, Alaska has her way, cats will need to be walked on leashes just like dogs.

Mayor Pat Porter and council member Tim Navarre have proposed a cat leash law, after complaints about roaming felines rose.

The current city code does not include cats on its list of animals that need to be leashed.

I would think not!  

Now, I’m more of a “dog person,” having only lived with one cat in my lifetime. (I don’t believe you “own” animals; you share a home with them.) Salem (he was named after the cat on the 90s TV show  Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) was one smart pussycat — the only one I knew who could fetch.

Yes, fetch a ball. He’d do it over and over. Continue reading

Superman Joins the CW’s Supergirl…but Will Tom Welling Play Him?

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*If you’re not a sci fi super-nerd, skip this story!   For the rest of us…read on!

Fans of CBS’ former Supergirl series just got their second summer gift. The first was the series being picked up by the CW. The show enjoyed a strong debut last fall, but suffered declining weekly audiences throughout its initial run.  Many fans were left wondering whether the Girl of Steel would fly again next season.

Producers just announced the search for an actor to play Kara Zor-El’s famous cousin, better known as Clark Kent / Superman, in the first two episodes of the upcoming season. Kal only showed up in flashbacks, backlit images with his face obscured, a pair of boots (in a brilliantly-directed episode), or a CGI blur here or there in the first season.

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(I could have wept when I first saw that image, prominent in Supergirl’s intro each week.  Don’t judge.)

“We are beyond thrilled to welcome Clark Kent and his slightly-more-famous alter ego to the world of Supergirl,” said executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.  “We cannot wait to see who next dons the red cape!” Continue reading

She Needs Your Help Now: Anorexia Victim’s Weight Plummets to 40 Pounds! (Graphic Video & Pics)

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*It may be easy to look at someone suffering from Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia, and think it is a choice they made.

Our minds may immediately shift to the belief that these people just want to be skinny. They are vain and feel this is what will make them beautiful.

And finally…

They can change this if they really want to.

Oh, if it were that easy.

While these eating disorders may have started with the desire to “look better” — especially for those in the public eye who feel the need to conform to a certain standard of beauty — it certainly doesn’t end there.

And the most surprising thing to learn about this eating disorder is that it has absolutely nothing to do with food.

Do you really think that a grown woman who has allowed her weight to wither down to 40 pounds, is satisfied with the way she looks? Continue reading

London Opens Bar Where Customers Can Pet Owls (Check Out Over a Dozen Pictures!!)

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*Pictures, of course, speak for themselves, and I’ll bet serious money that animal lovers (and those in the London bar scene!) are going to love these photos of the new “Owl Themed Bar” that has opened in London to bring awareness to and raise funds for this elusive and mysterious bird species.

SoHo London will soon host the pop-up bar called Annie The Owlwhere guests will be able to handle the nocturnal birds in a petting zoo type of way. The event will take place over a one-week period and they hope to raise funds for owl conservation.

You’ll have to fork up 20 pounds (around 31 dollars in US-speak) to get in, and this includes a few drinks.  The proceeds go to a non-profit organization called The Barn Centre, which is dedicated to the protection of owls in the United Kingdom. Continue reading

‘I Plead the Fifth!” Why You Should Never…Ever… Talk to the Police! (Watch)

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*People are just naturally honest.

The statement above was spoken by a police officer, who is one of two speakers on a video where the subject is “Why You Should Never Talk to the Police.” He is not saying this as a compliment, but as a reason why he has successfully gotten so many people convicted of crimes. In the video, which is at the conclusion of this article, a passionate, informative and often comical presentation is given by a law school professor/former criminal defense attorney who provides a wealth of knowledge supported by concrete examples on how a person easily incriminates him or herself by talking too much.

He provides 8 reasons on why you should NOT talk to the police; even when you are pulled over on a traffic stop; in an “off the record” situation (its never off the record); or even when you know you are innocent. 

Never!

His reasoning for this? It will NEVER help you. 

“You can’t talk yourself out of getting arrested!” Continue reading