#JusticeForHarambe: Group Think and Lack Thereof

In the past 24 hours I’ve heard the following: He was protecting the child. Why didn’t the mother watch him? Arrest her. Take her other children away. Where is CPS? Why didn’t they use a tranquilizer dart? A tazer? A Change.org petition signed by tens of thousands of Mrs. Kravitz’ on the Internet asserts that something is terribly wrong at home: We the undersigned want the parents to be held accountable for the lack of supervision and negligence that caused Harambe to lose his life. We the undersigned feel the child’s …

Livestream of Dolphins Being Captured in Taiji

I don’t really have a post to write. I’ve talked about Sea World and their unethical practices in the past. Okay wait. I didn’t really mean unethical. I meant to say that Sea World takes animals out of the wild and tortures them for human entertainment. Their life spans are reduced by approximately 66% and their quality of life includes torture. Right now I’m watching 8 men attack a bottle nose dolphin to bring it into captivity. The ones who die will land on someone’s plate. Congratulations. Take a look …

Let Me Fill You In On Tomorrow’s News

This is an incredibly disturbing video. I do not recommend you watch it. If you decide to watch the video what you will see is that the Hawthorne Police Department and SWAT teams are involved with getting someone out of a residence. You’ll watch a tense situation where lives are at risk and then you’ll see a man drive up with his “buff dog” and “bumping music”. He will pull out a cell phone and move to where the police action is. The police will detain him, the dog will …

The Cinnamon Challenge is KILLING OUR KIDS

Or maybe it isn’t. Who the hell knows? Sometime around last September there was a media query looking for parents whose teens had tried the cinnamon challenge. I responded that my kid had and a producer from the Dr. Oz show wanted to know if she had any bad experiences from it? I stated that she hadn’t and asked why they were looking for teens and the reply was: BECAUSE KIDS ARE DYING. Well, no. They actually aren’t but that was a nice try. Is the cinnamon challenge good for you? Probably …

Now I’m Yelling At You From a Giant Gay Soapbox

In 2007 when one of the men I loved more than the sun and the moon slowly succumbed to AIDS his partner and I spent long evenings getting papers filed and signed. When it was time to make decision about his treatment and ultimately the disposition of his body the man he’d shared a life with for seventeen years was entitled to nothing without contracts and lawyers. Had they been a man and a woman the amount of time spent together sharing homes, businesses, dogs and meals would have made …