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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Animals

NOTE: The best laid plans of mice and men. . .
We had had good intentions of providing five posts
a week
as promised Monday.
Alas, that was premature.

It is still summer, and the
next two weeks will be spotty.

However, there will be a homily,
and fairly regular posts
'til then.
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The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the kid;

and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together

--Isaiah 11:6


They do not sweat and whine
about their condition,

they do not lie awake in the dark
and weep for their sins,

they do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,

not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented
with the mania of owning things,

not one kneels to another,
nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago

--I Could Turn and Live With Animals, Walt Whitman
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Congressional Quarterly reported that Rush Limbaugh has signed on to advocate for the Human Society of the United States at the behest of HSUS president Wayne Pacelle.

Like his ideological brother Newt Gingrich, Mr. Limbaugh is a great lover of animals. This is a noteworthy impulse -- to care for the vulnerable among us -- but their compassion does not always extend to the bipedal mammals.


"For years, the HS has tried to change the perception that it is an animal rights group and equates animal life with human life. That image has been particularly damaging among conservatives, Pacelle says.

"Rush doesn't think in terms of animal rights, but human responsibilities, and that's the tenor of our language now. Because we are powerful and intelligent we have a responsibility to be decent to the less powerful."

If only Limbaugh could extend that precept to his fellow humans, we'd have a happy day.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the less powerful."

Yep step on us, the problem of the wealth of getting even more.
I'm sure we are but a speed bump in the road of their dreams.
jo6pac

Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 10:16:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Abagale said...

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Betty

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Monday, August 24, 2009 at 6:10:00 AM GMT-5  

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