Thursday, August 30, 2007

This is an incredibly Stupid argument

Kathy Rudy, an ethicist and associate professor of women's studies at Duke University writes an opinion piece in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In it, she asks, why is dogfighting so vilified, while rodeos, horse and dog racing are not? She also mentions the large number of dogs and cats that are euthanized, and the "billions" of animals that are "tortured" for food.

So what is her conclusion? She attempts to explain that while dog fighting is illegal and these other forms of "animal cruelty" are not, the real reason behind all this is racism. Dog (and cock) fighting, she claims, are sports of lower classes, mainly people of color, or poor whites.

I'm sorry Ms. Rudy - you've put up the wrong argument. It's not because these sports are illegal, but they are the only "sports" that you mention that place two helpless animals in a ring with the sole intention of having one of them rip the other to pieces! You might argue that horse racing is cruel, and that sometimes the animals are put down due to injury, and you'd be correct. But I've never seen two thoroughbred go at it on the track. I've never seen a Rodeo clown put two bucking broncos in the arena with knives attached to their feet so they can slash each other.

No, the reason dogfighting is illegal has nothing to do with race, or class. It is simply because it pits two animals against each other. It isn't racist, or classist. Michael Vick is not being charged with being black, or for being part of hip-hop. There's no conspiracy to link dogfighting and black culture. He's admitted guilt to breeding and killing animals who couldn't defend themselves. That's not racist, that's the truth.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

This just really made me giggle:

Sure, it's mostly wrong, but still...

Friday, August 17, 2007

Snow to Leave White House Before Bush

Why does the image of rats abandoning a ship keep popping up in my head?

I wouldn't want to have to pay these kids therapy bills!

Who knew that candles were only for "experienced" lovers?

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Dick Cheney '94: Invading Baghdad Would Create Quagmire

What a flip flopper!

Amazing how the issues were exactly the same, yet the decisions were so different.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Well, sure it's a blatant movie marketing/fast food crossover promotion. But it's a fun blatant movie marketing ploy.

Simpsonize Me

Here I am, in all my Simpson glory...

I'm 17,140 today.

And I don't feel a day over 14,610.
In Other Words.....

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

'American Idol' Contestant Auditions While She's in Labor

How much do you want to bet that we'll be seeing this audition on American Idol next season?

Monday, August 06, 2007

Bad Thai cops to endure Kitty shame

Brad(p) told me about this story.