Categories
Animal Abuse Animal cruelty Pennsylvania Politics

Puppy Shoots – UPDATED

If this cute little puppy was captured on the streets of New York City, placed in a cage and not allowed to eat or drink water for one week and then taken to a sportman’s club, tossed into the air so that slob hunters could shoot it full of shotgun pellets and then tossed into a trash can while still alive and slowly dying, the residents of Pike Township and Pennsylvania would be up in arms, protesting in the streets and writing letters to the editor and to their State Senators and State Legislators to put a stop to this cruel and inhumane practice.  Well, this is what is happening to pigeons.  They are captured on the streets of New York City, starved and then tossed into the air so that Elmer Fudd can take a shot at these defenseless birds.  This happens two to three times a year at the Pike Sportsmens Club in Pike Township.  The Pike Sportsmens Club no longer holds live pigeon shoots.

Here’s a link to a recent report by Channel 10 News, Philadelphia, Pa.

There is a court challenge to this pigeon shoot which Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams is refusing to persue.  Is he refusing because he receives money from the Flyers Victory Club, a PAC devoted to promoting animal cruelty?

State Senator Mike O’Pake will not support ending live pigeon shoots and State Legislator, Tom Caltigirone will not allow the house bill that bans live pigeon shoots to come to the floor for a vote.

Dogs are considered “man’s best friend” and it is true, that many dogs have saved people’s lives.  Another fact is that pigeons are also friends to man.  Pigeons were used as carriers during the World Wars and the messages that they carried saved people’s lives.  A pigeon is also a religious symbol and represents the Holy Spirit of the Christian Trinity. Read some more facts about pigeons.   The slob hunters are ignorant and pigeon shoots are about money.  This is a gambling event.

We pressured Harrisburg to put an end to puppy mills.  Why isn’t Harrisburg putting an end to live pigeon shoots?  Guess pigeons just aren’t as cute as puppies.

(No puppies were harmed during the writing of this thread.  All the puppies in these pictures come from loving homes)

UPDATE:  Pike Sportmen’s Club no longer holds live pigeon shoots but there are other clubs that still hold these games of animal cruelty.

Categories
McCain Videos

Would John McCain Lie To You?

From ProfMTH

When it comes to his self-confessed ignorance of economics and statements he’s made about taxes, the answer is “yes, he lies quite regularly.” In fact, it’s pretty much impossible to know when he’s telling the truth.

Links:

Piece on John McCain from “The Wall Street Journal” that is quoted in the video:

http://www.opinionjournal.com/editori…

John McCain saying he doesn’t know where the above-referenced quotation comes from:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bogh_s…

Clips from “The Real John McCain”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEtZlR…

Roger Simon’s brilliantly scathing piece on Politico.com entitled “Why the Media Should Apologize”:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/…

Fox News pointing out that under Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska sought and obtained more federal money for pork barrel projects per capita than any other state in the union, and that it was the Democratic Congress that killed the so-called “Bridge to Nowhere”, not Governor Palin who refused it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG7WGV…

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/09/07/p…

When *even* Fox News is calling John McCain a liar, you gotta know things are bad for McCain:

http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/97…

For those interested in the very latest polling data, including the most important thing in an American presidential election — the state of the Electoral College map — the following site can’t be beat:

http://www.pollster.com/

Categories
McCain Videos

Yikes!

written & directed by Patrick Wilkinson
starring Rosa Esperanza González and Luis Xago Juárez

http://www.patrickwilkinsonfilms.com
http://www.headrushcrew.com

Categories
Barack Obama Videos

A Message from Ralph and Barack

Categories
Elections Videos

Obama vs McCain – Vote Smarter

(Complete series)

Categories
McCain Politics

Is Palin Guilty of Treason? – UPDATED

From the Jed Report

Why was she a guest speaker at this year’s AIP Convention? And she goes on to praise this anti-American group. Treason???

Sarah Palin accuses Obama of treason when at the same time she shows her support for an organization that enlisted Iran to help spread anti-American sentiment. I would consider that aiding and abetting the enemy. But then again, Republicans are allowed to commit treason without consequence. Karl Rove set the precedent when he exposed the name of a covert CIA Agent and never paid the price for his act of treason.

When someone at a Palin rally shouted “treason” and she remained silent, that is indicative of her approving that statement. She also supports the assassination of a candidate by not condemning the shout of “kill him” during one of her rallies. Her silence and smirk makes her complicit to hate mongering.

UPDATE:

Read the article at Salon for more details about the Alaska Independence Party, their support and help in getting Palin elected Mayor of Wasilla and their sponsorship by Iran.

Learn about the Palins unAmerican activities.

After learning more about the AIP, I can now understand that Sarah Palin’s is comfortable in stiring up racism and hate when she speaks.

The Republican ticket is working hard this week to make Barack Obama’s tenuous connection to graying, ’60s revolutionary Bill Ayers a major campaign issue. But the Palins’ connection to anti-American extremism is much more central to their political biographies.

Imagine the uproar if Michelle Obama was revealed to have joined a black nationalist party whose founder preached armed secession from the United States and who enlisted the government of Iran in his cause? The Obama campaign would probably not have survived such an explosive revelation. Particularly if Barack Obama himself was videotaped giving the anti-American secessionists his wholehearted support just months ago.

Where’s the outrage, Sarah Palin has been asking this week, in her attacks on Obama’s fuzzy ties to Ayers? The question is more appropriate when applied to her own disturbing associations.