Dogs laugh at the thought of an Obamanation?
Pic by Rees
First off, I want to welcome a new link on my links page, Logan's Warning as revealed by Atlas Shrugs. It is amazing how many people do not understand the warlike intentions of Islam. The activities of Islam as lived out by the Taliban and Al Quaeda and various other Islamoterrorist organizations such as the PLO all believe that they should dominate and/or murder non-muslims and that their god approves of their actions.
Logan's Warning is a site that is rising from the ashes of a site that (according to available evidence) very likely was taken down by an attack because the previous site was willing to publish the truth about Islam and we all know how much darkness likes light. Thanks to Pam over at Atlas Shrugs (her blog, anyway) I became aware of this, read the blog and promptly added it to my blogroll.
If you are a fine blogger friend and your blog address has changed or by chance I have failed to put your blog on my blogroll, kindly point this out to me and I will add you. Intelligent blogs written by patriotic Americans or freedom-loving folks on other shores are worth keeping an eye on, right? Bonus points for being friendly to the Creator God of all things.
President Barack Hussein Obama
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The can opener was invented 48 years after the can. Sometimes it takes people awhile to figure things out. As the Obama administration works to pass out goodies to legislators to buy their votes on Obamacare and pressures them to work over the weekend to get it done, so you should begin sending emails, faxes and phone calls to your legislators telling them to just say NO! We all know they are desperate to get this passed before the public understands just how costly and damaging it is. If your legislators KNOW you know how bad it really is they will hesitate to approve it for fear of losing their position and they should have that fear. We Tea Party Patriots or 912'ers or whatever you want to call us can vote and organize and publish evidence and we KNOW AND KEEP TRACK of voting records. We know that deals get made sometimes so that maybe a guy votes against a bill because other votes are already bought but be sure you Democrats know that, if that bill passes, we are tossing you all out if possible. Not all of the voting public is ignorant.
Oh yes, and thinking of Islam not only made me think of the Obama administration because of his kowtowing to foreign leaders but also his disregard for the safety of our fighting men and apparent love of evil. Otherwise, why would Barack Obama post a GLSEN guy to be the Czar of "Safe Schools", Kevin Jennings. Safe for who, pedophiles?! Bonnie Kuzminski of the Northwest Indiana Patriots posted the following information:
Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings, appointed by President Obama, founded the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Recently he was appointed to run the Office of Safe & Drug Free Schools in the US Department of Education. A look at his organization’s suggested reading list for for grades 7-12 is an eye-opener, as revealed by Gateway Pundit:
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I was recently approached by a team of independent researchers that I have known for some time and have come to trust. They prepared this report involving ‘Safe Schools Czar’ Kevin Jennings and the organization he founded, GLSEN, and asked that I find a way to help draw attention to what they uncovered. Knowing that Gateway Pundit has followed Kevin Jennings since his appointment, as we have on The B-Cast (here, here, and here), and on Breitbart.tv (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here), I felt this would be an appropriate place for this report.
Warning: The following material is very explicit.
Co-Host, The B-Cast
Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings was the founder, and for many years, Executive Director of an organization called the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). GLSEN started essentially as Jennings’ personal project and grew to become the culmination of his life’s work. And he was chosen by President Obama to be the nation’s Safe Schools Czar primarily because he had founded and led GLSEN (scroll for bio).
GLSEN’s stated mission is to empower gay youth in the schools and to stop harassment by other students. It encourages the formation of Gay Student Alliances and condemns the use of hateful words. GLSEN also strives to influence the educational curriculum to include materials which the group believes will increase tolerance of gay students and decrease bullying. To that end, GLSEN maintains a recommended reading list of books that it claims “furthers our mission to ensure safe schools for all students.” In other words, these are the books that GLSEN’s directors think all kids should be reading: gay kids should read them to raise their self-esteem, and straight kids should read them in order to become more aware and tolerant and stop bullying gay kids. Through GLSEN’s online ordering system, called “GLSEN BookLink,” featured prominently on their Web site, teachers can buy the books to use as required classroom assignments, or students can buy them to read on their own.
According to GLSEN’s own press releases from the period during which its recommended reading list was developed, the organization’s three areas of focus were creating “educational resources, public policy agenda, [and] student organizing programs”; in other words, the reading list (chief among its “educational resources”) was of prime importance in GLSEN’s efforts to influence the American educational system.
The list is divided into three main categories: books recommended for grades K-6; books recommended for grades 7-12; and books for teachers. (The books on the list span all genres: fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, even poetry.)
Out of curiosity to see exactly what kind of books Kevin Jennings and his organization think American students should be reading in school, our team chose a handful at random from the over 100 titles on GLSEN’s grades 7-12 list, and began reading through.
What we discovered shocked us. We were flabbergasted. Rendered speechless.
We were unprepared for what we encountered. Book after book after book contained stories and anecdotes that weren’t merely X-rated and pornographic, but which featured explicit descriptions of sex acts between pre-schoolers; stories that seemed to promote and recommend child-adult sexual relationships; stories of public masturbation, anal sex in restrooms, affairs between students and teachers, five-year-olds playing sex games, semen flying through the air. One memoir even praised becoming a prostitute as a way to increase one’s self-esteem. Above all, the books seemed to have less to do with promoting tolerance than with an unabashed attempt to indoctrinate students into a hyper-sexualized worldview.
We knew that unless we carefully documented what we were reading, the public would have a hard time accepting it. Mere descriptions on our part could not convey the emotional gut reaction one gets when seeing what Kevin Jennings wants kids to read as school assignments. So we began scanning pages from each of the books, and then made exact transcriptions of the relevant passages on each page.
Are we exaggerating, or misconstruing quotes that could be interpreted a different way? No: Read the passages below and judge for yourself. There’s no wiggle room. The language is explicit, the intent clear.There is more, but it gets much, much worse and I invite you to click the link if you need to be more disgusted. Jennings is a promoter of NAMBLA, which should be no surprise. Unless you are a big fan of school teachers having sex with your children, you should by now be both alarmed and angered by Barack Obama's version of HOPE and CHANGE. If you hope that we become a socialist nation ruled by tyranny and that our freedoms are lost, our houses taken away and our children raped by adults while boards are convened to determine whether we should live or die or be able to have children, then you are getting happier by the minute!
Oh yeah, dear EPA, if you think CO2 is a pollutant you had better begin killing off every organism on the planet to rid us of this dangerous gas! Dear voters, do not be fooled, this is yet another play to take over the control of the economy and the free citizens of the USA by regulation. I am of the opinion that the Obama administration seeks to bring about a terrible recession that opens the door to them taking over even more industries until they have a defacto dictatorship. But what do I know, I just study history and see it repeating itself, what is your excuse?
Jack the famous Pointweiler
In many Islamic countries, dogs are considered to be on a level with vermin. So now having considered Islam and Obama, my thoughts turn to dogs. While I am alarmed and disgusted with the plans of Barack Obama and know that Islam is my enemy because I love God and freedom, I really love dogs.
Dogs are loyal friends. Some dogs are hard workers who help their owners at their jobs, whether herding animals out in the fields, rescuing people in distress or sniffing out drugs and banned products at airports. Not all dogs are working dogs and some of them are simply good companions. In most areas of the world dogs are valued as guard dogs or at least watchdogs. Many cultures also value them as pets.
Faith at full gallop...Jack in the far background surveying for birds
In our home we have an Alaskan Husky, a dog breed not recognized by most organizations, a breed designed to be able to pull dogsleds over snowy treks for long periods of time at good speeds. Faith is a classic of her breed of mutts, with many features of the German Shepard and the Alaskan Malamute and a hint of Wolf and perhaps one of the other herding breeds. Faith 's "job" is to guard her family, teach the younger dog, and drag her human "Mommy" member of the pack for long walks at top speeds around our subdivision.
Faith "instructs" the new puppy
Faith likes to have rules and regulations in place and seeks to follow them carefully herself. For instance, late in the evening her place is next to the Big Dog (me) on the recliner/loveseat. This is a treasured position. Our younger dog likes to be there, but at a specific time each evening (plus or minus about one half hour) Faith will, like clockwork, come and look appealingly at me if Chloe is in her place. I say the magic words, "Time for pup up" and Chloe knows to clamber down and allow Faith to hop up and take her position. Faith is a strong and athletic 75 pounds of finely tuned dog, a tribute to brilliant dog design...and she has a one ear down look that is unbearably appealing.
Faith with one of her numerous toys
Chloe was our Christmas Puppy of last year. She is a Bloodhound/German Shepard mix who is already bigger and heavier than Faith but she has been raised to concede that Faith is the Alpha Dog on the dog end of the pack, which in the minds of the dogs include people and dogs together in one family unit. Chloe may approach 100 pounds when fully grown. She has less saggy/bagginess around the mouth and face than a standard Bloodhound but is otherwise much like the classic of the breed. She has a brilliant nose. She is amiable and loving but quite strong-willed.
I find that Faith learns new tricks and tasks like the star student, very fast to understand and sincerely enjoying the learning experience. Chloe tends to be slow to learn new things unless she sees any advantage to learning. Should there be an actual fight between them Faith's speed and quickness would win the day but fortunately they are exceedingly close. It is humorous to see Chloe's occasional attempts to jump ahead of Faith on the ladder of authority, something like sticking a foot into the ocean to decide whether it is too cold for swimming. Neither dog ever tries to take authority over their humans and we all get along just fine.
(Those *recently renamed security company* television commercials, in which big, strong, dangerous-looking men flee from a home inhabited by vulnerable women after smashing through a door because a little alarm is beeping? Not happening in real life. If a guy has made the decision to smash his way through your door a little beep isn't stopping him any more than the locked door did. But a couple of big, barking dogs with shiny white teeth? Yeah, that might do it. I like my burglar alarms much better than some little alarm system that connects you to a bored telephone operator a couple of states away or even a couple of miles away. Around these parts most of us homeowners have a gun or two or three as well.)
Some dogs get bored easily and some do not. Some shed like mad and some have hair that mats. There are dogs that enjoy just laying around and can tolerate being left alone and others that must have stimulation and exercise regularly. If you pick the wrong dog it can be a very unhappy experience for you and also the dog.
Three male Samoyed puppies from Kendara Samoyeds
My mother-in-law and aunt-in-law have a kennel. For many years they have raised championship Chows and Samoyeds. They have shown dogs at countless shows and had their dogs win numerous trophies and ribbons and grand championships. They are getting on in years so now they have quit breeding Chow-Chows and have settled into breeding just a few Samoyeds. Their dogs are prized amongst those who breed and show Samoyeds and with good reason. I know they screen dogs carefully before breeding and have them thoroughly checked as puppies so that the breed remains strong. For those who love Sammies, their dogs are well worth owning.
Sadly, many puppies are sold in pet stores, puppies that have been cranked out in puppy mills that do not have any regard to proper socialization of their animals or the stability of their breeding stock. These places are concerned only with money. Those cute little furballs in their small cages are often a time bomb of physical and emotional problems waiting to go off in your home. Don't go there!
If you wish to have a purebred dog and you know what breed you seek, then check out the AKC or similar organizations and find the official breed club for the breed online and find out which kennels and breeders are certified. If you do wish to spend the extra money to get a classic purebred dog then you want to get a dog that is within breed standards and is a product of well-bred and properly kept parents in dog-friendly circumstances.
Now my wife and I prefer to rescue dogs. We got our great and recently passed friend Jack from a family who found they could not take their rapidly growing "puppy" (who soon surpassed 120 pounds) to their new home and so we gladly took him off of their hands. Jack was a Pointer-Rottweiler mix of whom I have previously blogged but he gave us almost eleven years of great friendship and fun.
Faith was left tied to a pole and abandoned as a young dog. She then spend a month at the pound unclaimed. We had prayed for God to find us a dog and when we walked into the County animal shelter the clerks announced to us that they had "the dog for us" in a pen right in the lounge area. That dog was Faith (already named by the staff). We went into the kennel areas and looked over all those poor abandoned dogs, most of them mutts. I like mutts. But no dog seemed to hit the family spot and so we went back out and looked at Faith seriously. The Lake County pound wisely gives animals out on a trial with the option of returning them within, I believe, a week but it took one day for us to know Faith was absolutely the right dog for our family.
Faith came to us on Mother's Day and my wife says that one gift was enough for every Mother's Day yet to come. She really loves this dog! I have four offspring living at home with us, three college kids and one high school senior, and the "right" dog needed to be loving and smart and interesting and trainable. Yep. Later on we realized that she was a classic Alaska/Alaskan Husky (an unofficial breed) and although she does not pull a sled, she can definitely pull a human being with a strong and steady gait if said human wants a nice workout.
Chloe was also an abandoned dog who was staying with a family that provides temporary foster homes for unclaimed/abandoned animals. We had first agreed to take a different dog that wound up being infected with heartworms, but at the same time a Bloodhound-Shepard mix puppy had landed there and was available just before Christmas, so whereas we had not planned on getting yet another dog that would approach or exceed the one hundred pound mark we simply could not resist her. So Chloe came to live with us. Late at night Faith kicks Chloe off the reclining loveseat and shares it either with me or both me and my wife. Chloe then goes over to another recliner about three feet away and lumbers her way on up for the evening. When we have company over late at night Chloe gets concerned about someone sitting in her assigned spot.
Chloe the Christmas puppy
One evening Chloe and Faith were both worn out from a good, long walk and Faith wanted up in her place early. She gave me her look but I told her no for it was too early. Undaunted, Faith hopped up and laid right on top of Chloe and the rather phlegmatic younger dog just laid there and tried to get back to sleep. Faith wiggled and wedged her way in to her own piece of the recliner and then laid down in her classic big-shouldered flat position while Chloe maintained her sprawl. We call Chloe a "Clumber Hound" or a "Sag Hound" both for her extra skin around the neck and her comparatively lumbering style when viewed alongside Faith. But Chloe is pretty fast and can keep up with Faith's pace when being walked in tandem.
The day of the double pup up
Faith and Chloe implore Debbie to take them for a walk
Wouldn't you like to have a dog like me?