Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Pet Food Recall

As most of you now know, there's been a huge pet food recall, affecting both cat and dog food. Usually, this sort of thing doesn't affect me.

Then, I read the newspaper this past Sunday. One of the recalled brands was

I occasionally give my cat a pouch of Iams wet food as a treat. Needless to say, I panicked.

Prime checked the remaining pouch of food we had in the pantry. It wasn't part of the recall. I dug out a pouch of chicken flavored food that I bought recently. Prime checked that one. With a serious look on his face, he told me to get the empty pouch of salmon we had fed Sammy two nights ago.

As it turned out, the salmon pouch was okay. The chicken was not; it was part of the tainted batch. I could have inadvertently fed Sammy something that could have sickened or killed him.

I pretty much lost it right then and there. I started crying. Prime managed to calm me down, but he was pretty upset, too. We were damned lucky. We dodged a potentially fatal bullet.

Sammy's fine, thank heavens. His appetite is great, he's full of energy, and just as goofy as ever.

The pouch went back to the store. I figure if I'm going to treat the cat to chicken, it'll be the real thing, not processed crap. I refuse to gamble with his health again.

Friday, March 09, 2007

How to Turn a Child Gay

Have Prince perform the Halftime show for the Superbowl. That'll turn 'em gay, alright.

I'd say this douchebag was acting stupid, but I don't think this is an act. I love the letter's closing line, though: Thanks CBS for turning my son GAY.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry. I leave that up to you.

--Weasel, "It don't get much stupider than this!"

Sounds About Right...

Or Left, actually.

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Your Result: Left-Wing Extremist

In all likelihood, you don't actually exist. You lied about your answers to see what would happen. If you did actually believe the things you claim, you would be a social pariah, you would have difficulty finding a respectable job, and no media figure would let you come within a mile of them.

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It's Been One of Those Weeks

You know the kind.

Artwork from Star Trek Inspirational Posters, depression from the Weasel.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Prepare the Barf Bags

You're gonna be sick.

I should warn you, the following video is disturbing and disgusting. If you cannot handle images of animal abuse, don't you dare click the link.

For those of you who have now fortified your constitutions,
click here.

Yes, believe what you are seeing. US soldiers harassing an injured dog. And laughing about it. Yes, you heard one of them correctly; he wanted to go and kill it.

Yes, this is real.
PETA is on it now.

Yep, I'm proud to be an American, all right. Pardon me whilst I spend the next forty-five minutes hurling the remains of my dinner into the nearest toilet.

For God's Sake, STFU!!

According to Jesus General, Michael Garbage Savage has been dropped by CAA because of a hate-filled rant directed at Melissa Etheridge. Good. I'm glad some people have some decent functioning brains out there in the real world.

Garbage Savage does not, as you can see:

"I don't like a woman married to a woman. It makes me want to puke. ... I want to vomit when I hear it. I think it's child abuse."

Garbage Savage goes on:

"Normal people are like Mommy and Daddy. Mommy and Daddy are normal."

Oh really, you festering pile of dog vomit?! Having a Mommy and a Daddy makes you "normal" and having two same sex parents is child abuse?!

Dear gods, you really are shit-brained jackass, aren't you?

You want to hear about child abuse? Do you, you brain-dead Neanderthal? Talk to my mother. She'll tell you, in brutal detail, what it was like living with an abusive drunk. She'll tell you how her "father" beat the living shit out of her, her mother and her eight siblings. She'll tell you how she was kicked out of the house at the age of 18 because her "father" didn't want to deal with her anymore. In his eyes, she was an adult and not his responsibility. She was homeless for a number of months before my great-grandmother took her in. She'll also tell you how it took the state of North Carolina 20+ years to finally catch on to what was going on. Once the state intervened and took my Aunt DeeDee away, the alcoholism got the better of my mother's father. He committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. It was 20 years too late. The drunken son of a bitch should have done it a hell of a lot earlier and spared his family a lot of pain.

Is that enough for you, dumbass? Or does Prime need to tell his story? He was raised by a Mommy and a genetic material donor (I won't call that pile of human feces Prime's father; he certainly was not) and his life was hell. Or does that not count because he was raised in a "normal" family?

Because if you consider this "normal", you are more fucked up in the head than I ever would have imagined.

Yes, I'm pissed off, even more so than usual. I have a killer sore throat, and hearing about this rotting pile of bovine fecal matter sends me over the edge. For most of my life, I've seen the damage that can be done to a child thanks to an abusive parent. The idea that having a Mommy and a Daddy makes a child's family life is full of sunshine and rainbows is bullshit. I was lucky; my childhood was mostly stable. But for every story like mine, there are stories like Prime and my mother. I long for the day we can have actual stable and loving two parent homes. Until then, to hell with the idea of the "normal family": it doesn't fucking exist.