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Politics

Blog Day for The MOTHERS Act

October 24, 2007

Today is Blog Day for The MOTHERS Act! It is a day to raise awareness about a serious disease that affects up to 20% of new mothers, as much as 800,000 American women each year, a disease called postpartum depression. It is also an important day to act! Right now, as you read this, a […]

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U.S. Soldiers Caught on Video Abusing Dog

January 20, 2007

Just checked my email and received this from a friend of mine. Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with people? I can’t imagine what the soldiers have to go through each and every day over there, but there is absolutely NO excuse for abusing an animal. Clearly these soldiers are mentally ill and need help, but also they should be punished for abusing a helpless and already injured dog.

Animal advocates nationwide are horrified over a video allegedly taken from a CD found in Baghdad’s Green Zone. This video, which recently surfaced on the Internet, depicts what appear to be U.S. soldiers taunting and tormenting a seriously injured dog. Several men laugh while pitching rocks at the suffering animal. One participant proclaims, “That’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen in my life!” as the dog yelps in pain and attempts to flee on two legs.

Causing animals to suffer unnecessarily is a crime in the United States, where citizens refuse to stand for such cruelty. One cannot imagine that this kind of behavior would be tolerated of any citizen, including our soldiers.

Please contact the secretary of defense and demand that the Department of Defense investigate this matter and hold responsible any soldier found to be involved in this incident. Also, be sure to forward this alert to your friends and family members and ask them to speak up today.

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On Notice!

August 21, 2006

I am a huge fan of The Colbert Report. I never miss an episode – all of them are recorded. Even if I’m asleep/on vacation/other stuff that takes up the time slot from 11:30 to midnight, the show is always saved for later viewing goodness.

One of my fave gimmicks of his is the "On Notice Board". When I found an On Notice Board Generator last night, I just had to make one of my very own.

Binary Blonde’s On Notice Board

You're "On Notice"!

Okay, so now that I have my board up, what are some of the things you would put on your own "On Notice Board"? Make yours here and leave a comment letting me know where you posted it. :-D

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Two Vote Tuesday (TM)

June 7, 2006

Yesterday, here in the city of Long Beach, we voted twice. We had to choose our state electorates and our new mayor.

Tonight, as Kevin and I were settling in to our favorite spot at our local java shop, he says, "So, Bob Foster won the mayoral election."

I reply, "Oh, good."

To which he replies, "But, that’s not the guy we voted for."

I answer, "That’s okay, he was my second choice."

He started laughing and suddenly I realised why. There were only two mayoral candidates.

I’m passing it off as a blonde moment.

P.S. – "Two Vote Tuesday" is trade marked. Yup. The little TM was next to the phrase on one of our voting stickers. Your tax dollars at work, ladies and gentlemen.

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