I am posting Lily's story in the hope that doing so may encourage many of you to consider getting your next dog from a rescue or shelter, rather than a pet store or commercial breeder.
This is Lily's story as told by a couple of uplifting images, a beautiful slideshow--set to music, and a video narrated by Theresa Strader [which does NOT show graphic photos of a puppy mill operation]. Ms. Strader bought Lily 'at auction' from the Reedsgate Kennels in Missouri, in February 2007.
Received this tweet from Bloomberg View the other day. I have long ascribed to the notion that the real news is the news that is reported by the business press, so I "follow" a number of these news outlets.
Photo Credit: 'Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California" , National Media Museum's Photostream, Flickr
Frightening, eh? Just think--literally every other person that you and I lay eyes on are not members of the much-vaunted "Middle Class," to which politicians on both sides of the isle incessantly pander.
I still cannot believe how little 'press' the AP piece below, on the 2010 US Census Bureau Statistics, got when it was published just over a year ago. I forget when and where I first saw this piece, although I posted it on several blogs. I apologize that it is dated, but the content is not of any lesser significance, in my opinion. Read below the fold...
The absolute gall! The President will take to the road in January, after the Bowles-Simpson-type "framework" has already been passed and signed into law. And he will lead the charade that there is still time to change the outcome of "entitlement reform." Even worse, he will do this with the backing of none other than Senator Bernie Sanders.
I reach this conclusion because of the wording of one of Ed's questions to Senator Sanders:
"So Senator, you want President Obama to hit the road after the first of the year (to which Sanders nods), and go sell the American people, just like Bush did in 2005, when he won relection?"
Pete Peterson calls Bowles and Simpson "heroes and patriots."
Alan Simpson calls Peterson "a Prince."
Bowles says: "Pete Peterson laid the foundation for this, we stand on his shoulders."
Then Bowles states the real reason for eviscerating the social safety net: "We have to have the money for investment (infrastructure, R&D, education) to compete in a knowledge-based world." Read below the fold...
[Hat Tip to kgblogz.com for allowing me to link to my blog post there.]
Apparently, the link to this video clip is no longer working at C-Span, so it rendered the link in my previous diary here, inoperable. Here's a new version:
If this doesn't work, here is a link to a working embedded version of this 1 minute clip.
Also, here is the C-Span link to the entire Conrad interview at the CEO Council.
Senator Conrad ticks off the Bowles-Simpson prescription for Social Security reform. One revenue change, adjusting the cap on wages up several thousand dollars over many years, and of course, the three (3) recommended "cuts" to Social Security.
REVISION: Please take a moment to view this video. And please Retweet the "Tweet" below, which links to the kgblogz post and video.
CNBC, Squawk Box
With Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin
[Hat Tip to Mr. Alexa for tipping me off to this interview.]
This entire video is rather interesting, if you want to know what the PtB are planning regarding the implementation of Simpson-Bowles.
[The first 2:06 minutes of this video is interesting, in that Ed Rendell's remarks regarding members of the Democratic Party base, are rather insulting, IMO.]
The transcript immediately below, pertains to that portion of this video.
BTW, this is the real face of the Democratic Party. To think that this "big time" neoliberal and fiscal hawk, Ed Rendell, recently served two terms as a Democratic Party governor is truly mind-boggling.
I was also not impressed with Rendell's "snickering" at host Joe Kernen's derisive remarks "about the 47% who voted for raising taxes on the wealthy." No different than Romney's comments, IMO. Read below the fold...