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Argentina: Cristina gets dog, reorganizes cabinet

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Cristina Fernandez is baaaack. . .

the dog came from Venezuela, a gift from one of Hugo Chavez’s brothers, and apparently Simon Bolivar had one like him, Cristina named him Simon. It was a matter of minutes for Simon to get twittering @SimonCFK: “Woof”

It was a slow news day in Buenos Aires, so Cristina’s shirt made the news.

Between dog treats, Kichner Remakes Her Argentine Cabinet
Argentine President Cristina Kirchner named new officials to fill the positions of economy minister, central bank president and cabinet chief
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No word as to whether the facelift was “refreshed” during her time off.

Obama chowed on dog UPDATED

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

You would think all the election talk would center on the economy, the jobless, the gas prices at the pump, and, if you have time, the disastrous foreign policy that has an effect on them.

But no. The Dems are trying to create distractions. For instance, how the Romneys transported their dog…years ago.

Well, turns out Obama had dog for dinner…years ago, too:

In his own words,

Transcript:

“With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.”

This calls for photoshop skills above my pay grade,

“It’s no fun when we push back, is it? That’s why it’s so much fun.”

But fret not. The First Lady wants you to know that “This President has brought us out of the dark and into the light.” Sister Toldjah links to Daniel Harper,

In the book of Matthew, we read, “the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.” (Matthew 4:16) The phrase is used to describe the words Jesus preached.

In Micah, light, however, is a reference to God’s words. “Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me,” it says in Micah 7:8.

Either way, in religious terms, light is used to denote the true path, presented either by God or a savior. Or by Barack Obama.

Anything to create a distraction from the dismal economy.

What we need is An Economic Report From Mitt Romney’s Dog Seamus.

UPDATE,
Taranto, on Michelle’s “out of the dark into the light”,

We’re reminded of another scripture verse, 2 Samuel 16:9: “Then Abishai son of Zeruiah said to the king, ‘Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? . . .’ “

Woof!!

And more,
Dog, Interrupted: Obama To Host Culinary Adventure Show
Linked by The Other McCain. Thanks!

“Say cheese!”, and today’s roundup

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

No, it was not photoshopped.

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Iran released the two Americans on $1 million bail.
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Report: At least 200 murders in Mexico now linked to Fast & Furious weapons, as Mexican officials learned of “Gunwalker” from news reports

In yesterday’s phone conference, Sen. Issa explained that the US- Mexico relationship has been seriously damaged. As the investigation finds more bodies, one has to wonder if the damage is irreparable

Around 1,500 of the guns went unaccounted for, about two-thirds of those guns ended up in Mexico, a border patrol agent was shot and killed with weapons that were sold as part of the operation, 57 Fast and Furious weapons have been connected to at least 11 violent crimes in the U.S., and in Mexico an unconfirmed toll of at least 200 people have been killed or wounded with other weapons linked to the botched effort.

And then there’s this: ATF agent suggests digging up dirt on Sen. Chuck Grassley to help forestall Gunwalker investigations

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Tetrachromats, anyone?
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I’ve only found this at El Herald, which is not yet in English-language media,
Spain arrested a Cuban accused of being a member of al-Qaeda. Among other activities, Ernesto Feliú Mora, age 26, allegedly posted 1,126 jihad-related videos.
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And, on a lighter mode, Claude: to know him is to love him.

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Surfin’ USA!

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Go Tillman!

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God’s way of telling you you have too much money and spare time

Monday, December 27th, 2010

I don’t really understand why people insist on getting working dogs to have exclusively as pets, so here’s what happens,

In a Tale That Wags Dog Owners, They Rent Flocks for Bored Collies
Compulsive Sheep Herders Need a ‘Job’ to Entertain Them; ‘That’ll Do’

Now, if rather than rent sheep they would train the border collies to plow snow, we could hire them in New Jersey,

New Jersey drivers are reminded to clear all the snow off their cars. Under a recently enacted law, drivers will be fined for driving with snow on their roof tops.

Don’t get the dog on the car’s roof, but if you train your dog to clear the driveway, email me.

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Saturday morning funny: El baile del perrito VIDEO

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

El baile del perrito means the doggy dance.
Thanks to GM Roper for brightening our day!

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The Dog Whisperer PSA VIDEO

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Cesar Millan explains the need to get dogs spayed to CNN’s Latin American audience, in Spanish. Watch the video at Noticias 24.

Here’s his public service announcement, in English,

and in Spanish,

Check out Cesar’s website, Cesar’s way, section on spaying and neutering.

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Hamster – what’s for dinner!

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

S.F. considers banning sale of pets except fish

Sell a guinea pig, go to jail.

That’s the law under consideration by San Francisco’s Commission of Animal Control and Welfare. If the commission approves the ordinance at its meeting tonight, San Francisco could soon have what is believed to be the country’s first ban on the sale of all pets except fish.

That includes dogs, cats, hamsters, mice, rats, chinchillas, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, lizards and nearly every other critter, or, as the commission calls them, companion animals.

Here’s what passes for reasoning on this:

“People buy small animals all the time as an impulse buy, don’t know what they’re getting into, and the animals end up at the shelter and often are euthanized,” said commission Chairwoman Sally Stephens. “That’s what we’d like to stop.”

But does it match reality?

Nope:

But the city’s animal control staff said that excess puppies and kittens are not the problem at the city shelter, thanks to the plethora of rescue groups.

Not to worry. San Francisco’s Commission of Animal Control and Welfare won’t let you buy one all the same.

It’s the hamsters who are the problem, and those don’t come from pet shops anyway,

But those shelter hamsters almost certainly did not originate at a pet store, said Michael Maddox, general counsel for the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council in Washington, D.C.

Well, San Francisco is a sanctuary city. What about the illegal aliens from countries where people eat hamsters? After all, guinea pigs are part of the Ecuadorian, Colombian and Peruvian cuisines. Perhaps the pet shop owners should locate a group of illegal aliens who dine on hamsters and appeal to the Commission of Animal Control and Welfare, pointing out that depriving the sale of these critters would infringe on the dietary needs of that particular ethnic group.

And you can wash it down with an icy-cold glass of delicious soy milk.

San Francisco bureaucrats: They know what’s good for you, reality or not.

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“Puppy thrown at German biker gang”

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Go off your meds, drop trou, throw puppy, take getaway bulldozer? Yeah babee!! It doesn’t get better than this!
Puppy thrown at German biker gang
A German student “mooned” a group of Hell’s Angels and hurled a puppy at them before escaping on a stolen bulldozer, police have said.

The man drove up to a Hell’s Angels clubhouse near Munich, wearing only a pair of shorts and carrying a puppy.

He dropped his shorts and threw the dog, escaping on a bulldozer from a nearby building site.

He was arrested later at home by police. The 26-year-old is said to have stopped taking depression medication.

After making his getaway on the bulldozer, he had driven so slowly that a 5km tailback built up behind him on the motorway.

After driving about 1km, he had abandoned the bulldozer in the middle of the motorway, near Allershausen. He continued his journey by hitchhiking.

The cops are looking for a motive:

“What motivated him to throw a puppy at the Hell’s Angels is currently unclear,” a police spokesman said.

The puppy is now being cared for in an animal shelter.

You bet that puppy has a story to tell his grandchildren.

Moe Lane:

And for once, the article lives up to the promise of the title. Even exceeds it

Ed Driscoll sees a lesson for bloggers. To misquote Oliver Cromwell, Put your shorts on but keep the puppy dry, folks.

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In totally unrelated matters, my podcast guest this morning at 11AM Eastern is John Hawkins of Right Wing News.

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Welcome home, alpha dog!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Honoring veterans today, a great post of gods dogs meeting their masters after the masters’ return from war:
The Late Movies: Dogs Welcoming Home Soldiers

Watch all of them. I particularly enjoyed the weiner doggies:

Dachshunds Franklin and Sally give a vocal welcome to their dad, a U.S. Navy man returning from an eight-month deployment to Kuwait. (According to the YouTube description, Franklin and Sally are both rescue dogs. If this video has put you in a dachshund-adopting mood, contact Southern States Dachshund Rescue at ssdr.org or Dachshund Rescue of North America at drna.org.

The best video in the post is the last one. Have some Kleenex handy for that one.

UPDATE
Freudian slip corrected, as George suggested in the comments. As you can see, I’m a dog lover! (and mildly dyslexic, at that).