"Just Tell Them...

I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."

Susan B. Anthony

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fostering Dogs: Kristi and Glenn Austin Q and A

Nice interview on fostering pets here:
Talking Dogs at For Love of a Dog: Fostering Dogs: Kristi and Glenn Austin Q and A: Jingle was found as a stray with her two 8 month old puppies by animal control in Christiansburg, VA.  No one claimed this little family.....

If you can't foster, maybe you can help pay for some boarding??  There are all kinds of ways to help rescue pets. And the pets really do appreciate it! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


The outgoing President of the ASPCA leaves in his wake a legacy of controversy and betrayal. At its best, the ASPCA of 2013 is merely ineffective. At its worst, it causes animal suffering and death. It is bloated, bureaucratic, and insincere. But it doesn’t have to be. It could, in fact, be amazing. And it all depends on who the ASPCA Board of Directors selects as the new President & CEO.

In a letter to the ASPCA Board of Directors, we urge them to consider how the next president could impact lifesaving for companion animals, wild animals, “working” animals, “farmed” animals and more. The possibilities are breathtaking.

Given the vast, untapped potential that exists to help animals through the ASPCA; given how much the ASPCA could positively affect American society on behalf of animals in truly profound and lasting ways; and given the gravity of what is potentially at stake; we ask them not to pick yet another, in a long line, of empty suits. The animals deserve better.

Read the letter: www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=11870

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Every Once in a While I Find Out Something New About a Former President That Makes Me Proud (even if I did not vote for him.)

Dear Mr. Washington,

I was outraged when, even in the wake of the Oklahoma City tragedy, Mr. Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of N.R.A., defended his attack on federal agents as “jack-booted thugs.” To attack Secret Service agents or A.T.F. people or any government law enforcement people as “wearing Nazi bucket helmets and black storm trooper uniforms” wanting to “attack law abiding citizens” is a vicious slander on good people.

Al Whicher, who served on my [ United States Secret Service ] detail when I was Vice President and President, was killed in Oklahoma City. He was no Nazi. He was a kind man, a loving parent, a man dedicated to serving his country — and serve it well he did.

In 1993, I attended the wake for A.T.F. agent Steve Willis, another dedicated officer who did his duty. I can assure you that this honorable man, killed by weird cultists, was no Nazi.

John Magaw, who used to head the U.S.S.S. and now heads A.T.F., is one of the most principled, decent men I have ever known. He would be the last to condone the kind of illegal behavior your ugly letter charges. The same is true for the F.B.I.’s able Director Louis Freeh. I appointed Mr. Freeh to the Federal Bench. His integrity and honor are beyond question.

Both John Magaw and Judge Freeh were in office when I was President. They both now serve in the current administration. They both have badges. Neither of them would ever give the government’s “go ahead to harass, intimidate, even murder law abiding citizens.” (Your words)

I am a gun owner and an avid hunter. Over the years I have agreed with most of N.R.A.’s objectives, particularly your educational and training efforts, and your fundamental stance in favor of owning guns.

However, your broadside against Federal agents deeply offends my own sense of decency and honor; and it offends my concept of service to country. It indirectly slanders a wide array of government law enforcement officials, who are out there, day and night, laying their lives on the line for all of us.

You have not repudiated Mr. LaPierre’s unwarranted attack. Therefore, I resign as a Life Member of N.R.A., said resignation to be effective upon your receipt of this letter. Please remove my name from your membership list.


[ signed ] George Bush

Thank you President Bush, for standing up to extremists.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Killing is Just Too Easy for Us, Ask Them....

"I visted the shelter today and got to love on each one of these urgent dogs. They all have such different personality and all just want the same thing TO HAVE A CHANCE TO LOVE.... Some were just balls of energy so happy to see a human infront of their kennel door to shower them with love and talk to them, some were very silent wagging their tails and pushing themselves up as close as they could to the front of their run door so you could love on them better. I can tell all of these dogs are full of life, full of love and only want what any of us want - A SAFE LOVING PLACE TO CALL HOME."
Please contact:

Humane Society of the Ohio Valley
90 Mt. Tom Rd.
Marietta, OH 45750

Monday, December 17, 2012

Slippery Slope Arguments Are Killing Our Children (Updated.)

On the Right we have the gun lobby, arguing that an assault weapon ban is the first step in banning all guns.

On the Left we have the Pro-Choice lobby arguing that a ban on Late Term Abortion is the first step in banning all abortions.

Both arguments are killing our children. And any sane person can see it.

That's all I have to say about the dead children in Sandy Hook. Shame on the extremist adults that hold our nation hostage from pursuing reasonable protections, with their "slippery slope" threats and grandstanding.

Cartoon credit.