Monday, June 13, 2011

Is the U.S. House of Representatives smarter than a 1st Grader?

Only Time will Tell ...

........................... Below is from the TB Friend's blog posted on Monday, June 13, 2011. The blog is written most Monday's through Friday's by the owner of Thoroughbred Friends, Joe Shelton, from Woodland, CA ....

With such a busy weekend, it is difficult to focus on a single subject. But I wanted to tell you about Tias. Pronounced Tee Us. 9 years old, Tias came to us and asked if I could recommend a riding instructor close to her home.

Tias has been studying horses since the age of 5. Tias can talk the talk. She knows about tendons and navicular. Tias easily recites the anatomy of a horse. She tells me Misty has a sore back, and so do you Joe.



Tias then said: You should give out links to the slaughter houses. If people saw what happens to a horse, you would have more adoptions. Then you could rescue more horses.

I think people can imagine. And if they really want to watch, it is easy enough to find.

Then Tias added: On your website you should tell the world to quit breeding. I figured it out when I was 6.

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So, if a six year old can figure this out, why can't Sue Wallis, Conrad Burns, Charlie Stenholm and a host of other people who pretend to be horse lovers? Ask yourself what Wallis' and company gets from opening a horse slaughter plant and why, if they love horses so much, they have expended so much money and effort in trying to kill them by the hundreds of thousands?We spend so much time trying to dispell in our horses the notion that we are predators and want to eat them. Turns out, for some horse owners, it was all a lie. Sorry, we do want to eat you after all. We just pretended we didn't.

I wonder if the hypocrisy keeps them up at night?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Roll Call on Amendment to defund USDA inspectors

From EWA:

Here's the info on the vote - thanks to Deb from Americans Against Horse Slaughter. The format isn't the best but this was all that was available. I swiped this from Deb's website. She also sent a PDF but it's basically the same. Republicans are at the top, Dems at the bottom.

Ere - Not Present
Ert - YES
- NO

Note Steve Womack (AR) was a NO Vote.

Harold D. Rogers, KY
C.W. Bill Young, FL
Jerry Lewis, CA
Frank Wolf, VA
Jack Kingston, GA
Rodney Frelinghuysen, NJ
Tom Latham, IA
Robert B. Aderholt, AL
Jo Ann Emerson, MO
Kay Granger, TX
Michael K. Simpson, ID
John Abney Culberson, TX
Ander Crenshaw, FL
Denny Rehberg, MT
John R. Carter, TX
Rodney Alexander, LA
Ken Calvert, CA
Jo Bonner, AL
Steve LaTourette, OH
Tom Cole, OK
Jeff Flake, AZ
Mario Diaz-Balart, FL
Charles Dent, PA
Steve Austria, OH
Cynthia Lummis, WY
Tom Graves, GA
Kevin Yoder, KS
Steve Womack, AR
Alan Nunnelee, MS

Norm Dicks, WA
Marcy Kaptur, OH
Pete Visclosky, IN
Nita Lowey, NY
Jose Serrano, NY
Rosa DeLauro, CT
Jim Moran, VA
John Olver, MA
Ed Pastor, AZ
David Price, NC Would have been Yea
Maurice Hinchey, NY Would have been Yea
Lucille Roybal-Allard, CA
Sam Farr, CA
Jesse Jackson, IL
Chaka Fattah, PA would have been Yea
Steve Rothman, NJ
Sanford Bishop, GA
Barbara Lee, Ca
Adam Schiff, CA
Mike Honda, CA
Betty McCollum, MN