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The 411 On Prop 2

Published on September 27, 2008 by   ·   9 Comments Pin It
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Hi GirlieGirls and Boys!!

Coming at you from sunny lovely Los Angeles!   Here working to enact passing PROPOSITION 2 for Californians, new legislation that will ban cruel confinement systems for animals.   This is a practice so archaic and devastating that all of us – Californians or not – need to set the standards for humane and compassionate treatment for all living beings.

HSUS released this adorable and informative video for those of you who can’t handle graphic footage.   Watch this cute video below to clearly understand this important issue applicable to anyone with a heart:

For those of you who can handle more graphic footage – here is actual footage from a factory farm:

On an entirely different note (and still staying substantively within the genre of social justice); Who doesn’t love this magenta yenta?!

Ponder this for a hot pocket moment;

What if John McCain were a former president of the Harvard Law Review?
What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating class?
What if McCain were still married to the first woman he said ‘I do’ to? What if Obama were the candidate who left his first wife after she no longer measured up to his standards?
What if Michelle Obama were a wife who not only became addicted to pain killers, but acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?
What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?
What if Obama were a member of the ‘Keating 5’?
What if McCain was a charismatic, eloquent speaker?
If these questions reflected reality, do you really believe  the election numbers would be as close as they are? This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes positive qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities in another when there is a color difference.

Promote thinking, discussion, and healthy disagreement! This is the time to talk to anyone you disagree with. Open up the lines of communication and put the facts on the table.   Use your voice!!

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  1. Bianca says:

    If McCain had all the ties with Rezko, Ayers,Rev.Wright, Raines, and Penny Pritzker, color would not be a factor. Obama is the one that continually put out the race card, assuming voters would be apprehensive about voting for a man of color…its blowing up on him as I speak. He was the one that said, ( I paraphrase) they will tell you I don’t look like other candidates,etc..and did you notice I’m black.. A man that lies about the little we do know of his past should be open about it if he’s so proud. A man that tries to change the out come of the Iraq behind closed doors so it would appear that if he were President he had ended it,doesnt deserve to sit in the White House . About Michelle…A woman that writes a thesis about race that is laced with socialist ideas,Isn’t qualified to be the first lady. A woman that took over 40 years to be proud of here country isn’t qualified to be first lady. A woman that used the very system she insults to get her education doesnt qualify. A man that throws his family and friends under the BUS should not be Commander and Chief of t his country. It would matter if he were black or white.
    As far as Keating , McCain was exonerated.. He left his first wife by mutual consent. Racism? The only one bringing up race was Obama..

  2. Molly says:

    adore that Sarah Silverman video!

  3. brook bolen says:

    love all the videos and am particularly impressed with the rhetorical questions you posed re: obama and mccain. they help reveal the insidious racism that are a shameful (yet changeable through hard work) part of this white supremacist society. way to go for fighting the good fight, chloe. keep it up.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Found you through McFarland Designs. Great, well written post.
    I am linking to you on my blog, if that’s okay.
    Peace.

  5. The one and only KC! says:

    what is Obama lying about of his past???? I don’t get it! Chloe, I love all the ponderings you have offered up! I just can’t believe people would actually rather go with McPalin than OBIDEN! it’s incredible!!! And it is racist… I understand why Michelle Obama said what she said about not being a proud American until NOW and I am NOT Black and it’s quite obvious what she was saying!!!! This is a big deal and let’s NOT FORGET Mr. Obama is Half Black and half white… he encompasses ALL OF US!!!!!!! I think it’s quite beautiful from where I stand but his god damned race has NOTHING TO DO WITH BECOMING THE NEXT PRZ OF OUR COUNTRY!!!! Back in the day this land was raped and pillaged from the people that lived here before us in the name of Freedom, Liberty and JUSTICE for all!!! The native Americans were given their INDIAN RESERVATIONS as the White race came on it and took the rest and basically sold it for profit to the rest of us… Then we the whiteys had slaves that were brought over by the French through Louisianna and sold to the good ole whiteys to work their farms, build their cities, tend to their families…etc…. they were not allowed to learn to read or write and were not treated like human beings! If you don’t understand what the fuck Michelle Obama was talking about being proud of America for backing her husband who is HALF BLACK then you need some history lessons!!!!!! I can’t even get into it all here! I get it!!! NO, the slave days were not in our days but they existed in our country and to have a man running for President and being accepted overwhelmingly across the globe makes me proud too!!!! I don’t know what damn religion they are… I think all religions suck ass! I just want the wars to stop I don’t want to be bullshited anymore about whats happening in our world politically, I can handle that we communicate with aliens you know? It’s insulting to me that the current administration and the McPalin heads think we need laws AGAINST ABORTION and SAME SEX MARRIAGES! PLEASE PEOPLE CAN DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES WHAT THE FUCK THEY WANT TO DO AND WHO THEY WANT TO MARRY AND WHAT THEY WANNA DO WITH THEIR BODIES.!!!!! The mcPalin heads are serious bible literalists and don’t know the meanings of metaphores!!!!!! I may not be able to spell correctly but I know what the hell I am talking about! I didn’t have to go to some big ass school to figure out when the people of America are being conned out of money, health care, truth, liberty and justice!!!! All these damn parking tickets go to pay for the war! If we just all for one week stopped paying taxes, the government and the world bank would SHIT!!!! we have been so misled and most of us are voting for Obama because we are hoping maybe just maybe this ONE TIME IN OUR LIVES SOMEONE RUNNING FOR PREZ REALLY MEANS WHAT THEY SAY AND SAYS WHAT THEY MEAN AN IS REALLY SINCERE ABOUT CHANGING THIS NATION FOR THE BETTER AND LEADING US IN THE LIGHT INSTEAD OF THE ILLUSIONS OF LIGHT!!!

    DO YOU PEOPLE REALIZE WE INVADED A FUCKING COUNTRY AND KILLED THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE MOSTLY CHILDREN AND WOMEN IN IRAQ THAT HAD NOT A GOD DAMN THING TO DO WITH 911!!!! OUR BELOVED COUNTRY USED URANIUM BOMBS ON WOMEN AND CHILDREN!!!!!!! DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE???? IF THAT’S NOT GENOCIDE, I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS. THIS HAS GOT TO STOP!!! AMERICA INVADED IRAQ OVER OIL AND MONEY!!!! WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!!!! I KNOW I KNOW…DIFFERENT SUBJECT. THESE PPL IN OFC AND MCPALIN AGREE WITH THIS WAR!!!! THIS IS NOT RIGHT!!!!!
    THESE IRAQI’S MUSLIM OR NOT ARE HUMAN BEINGS!!!!!!
    I COULD GO ON AND ON. GOODNIGHT

  6. kh says:

    I have thought a lot about the racism issue when it comes to this election. And I have been forced to look more closely at white priviledge. The problem with whiteness is that it is seen as normal, and anyone who is non-white is not. One We hear “Mc Cain and African-American, Obama are running for President”. So often when people tell stories, the white guy is just the guy and the non-white is the Asian friend, or black sidekick. As a white woman, I am reminded by my African- and Asian-American friends that I do not get stopped by the police for driving a nice car and I do not get followed around a store just because of the color of my skin.

    This article, that concentrates on white priviledge relative to Sarah Palin, was sent to me by a professor in grad school. It drives the point home, I think. See what you think.

    This is Your Nation on White Privilege
    By Tim Wise
    9/13/08

    For those who still can’t grasp the concept of white privilege, or who
    are constantly looking for some easy-to-understand examples of it,
    perhaps this list will help.

    White privilege is when you can get pregnant at seventeen like Bristol
    Palin and everyone is quick to insist that your life and that of your
    family is a personal matter, and that no one has a right to judge you or
    your parents, because “every family has challenges,” even as black and
    Latino families with similar “challenges” are regularly typified as
    irresponsible, pathological and arbiters of social decay.

    White privilege is when you can call yourself a “fuckin’ redneck,” like
    Bristol Palin’s boyfriend does, and talk about how if anyone messes with
    you, you’ll “kick their fuckin’ ass,” and talk about how you like to
    “shoot shit” for fun, and still be viewed as a responsible, all-American
    boy (and a great son-in-law to be) rather than a thug.

    White privilege is when you can attend four different colleges in six
    years like Sarah Palin did (one of which you basically failed out of,
    then returned to after making up some coursework at a community
    college), and no one questions your intelligence or commitment to
    achievement, whereas a person of color who did this would be viewed as
    unfit for college, and probably someone who only got in in the first
    place because of affirmative action.

    White privilege is when you can claim that being mayor of a town smaller
    than most medium-sized colleges, and then Governor of a state with about
    the same number of people as the lower fifth of the island of Manhattan,
    makes you ready to potentially be president, and people don’t all piss
    on themselves with laughter, while being a black U.S. Senator, two-term
    state Senator, and constitutional law scholar, means you’re “untested.”

    White privilege is being able to say that you support the words “under
    God” in the pledge of allegiance because “if it was good enough for the
    founding fathers, it’s good enough for me,” and not be immediately
    disqualified from holding office–since, after all, the pledge was
    written in the late 1800s and the “under God” part wasn’t added until
    the 1950s–while believing that reading accused criminals and terrorists
    their rights (because, ya know, the Constitution, which you used to
    teach at a prestigious law school requires it), is a dangerous and silly
    idea only supported by mushy liberals.

    White privilege is being able to be a gun enthusiast and not make people
    immediately scared of you.

    White privilege is being able to have a husband who was a member of an
    extremist political party that wants your state to secede from the
    Union, and whose motto was “Alaska first,” and no one questions your
    patriotism or that of your family, while if you’re black and your spouse
    merely fails to come to a 9/11 memorial so she can be home with her kids
    on the first day of school, people immediately think she’s being
    disrespectful.

    White privilege is being able to make fun of community organizers and
    the work they do–like, among other things, fight for the right of women
    to vote, or for civil rights, or the 8-hour workday, or an end to child
    labor–and people think you’re being pithy and tough, but if you merely
    question the experience of a small town mayor and 18-month governor with
    no foreign policy expertise beyond a class she took in college–you’re
    somehow being mean, or even sexist.

    White privilege is being able to convince white women who don’t even
    agree with you on any substantive issue to vote for you and your running
    mate anyway, because all of a sudden your presence on the ticket has
    inspired confidence in these same white women, and made them give your
    party a “second look.”

    White privilege is being able to fire people who didn’t support your
    political campaigns and not be accused of abusing your power or being a
    typical politician who engages in favoritism, while being black and
    merely knowing some folks from the old-line political machines in
    Chicago means you must be corrupt.

    White privilege is being able to attend churches over the years whose
    pastors say that people who voted for John Kerry or merely criticize
    George W. Bush are going to hell, and that the U.S. is an explicitly
    Christian nation and the job of Christians is to bring Christian
    theological principles into government, and who bring in speakers who
    say the conflict in the Middle East is God’s punishment on Jews for
    rejecting Jesus, and everyone can still think you’re just a good
    church-going Christian, but if you’re black and friends with a black
    pastor who has noted (as have Colin Powell and the U.S. Department of
    Defense) that terrorist attacks are often the result of U.S. foreign
    policy and who talks about the history of racism and its effect on black
    people, you’re an extremist who probably hates America.

    White privilege is not knowing what the Bush Doctrine is when asked by a
    reporter, and then people get angry at the reporter for asking you such
    a “trick question,” while being black and merely refusing to give
    one-word answers to the queries of Bill O’Reilly means you’re dodging
    the question, or trying to seem overly intellectual and nuanced.

    White privilege is being able to claim your experience as a POW has
    anything at all to do with your fitness for president, while being black
    and experiencing racism is, as Sarah Palin has referred to it a “light”
    burden.

    And finally, white privilege is the only thing that could possibly allow
    someone to become president when he has voted with George W. Bush 90
    percent of the time, even as unemployment is skyrocketing, people are
    losing their homes, inflation is rising, and the U.S. is increasingly
    isolated from world opinion, just because white voters aren’t sure about
    that whole “change” thing. Ya know, it’s just too vague and ill-defined,
    unlike, say, four more years of the same, which is very concrete and
    certain.

    White privilege is, in short, the problem.

  7. Ronnie says:

    Thank God(dess) for people like you!
    You enlighten and inspire…
    all my best and respect,
    Ronnie
    and for all of you commenters….KEEP UP THE WORK!
    We must all speak up no matter how hard it is.
    So many people get ignored or tuned out, but let’s keep speaking up and shouting out for all of the good and ward off the bad!
    mad love from the Cali Valley.
    xoxo

  8. themessenger says:

    Although maybe a touch off topic, here’s a little more about McSame’s record:

    McCain voted AGAINST Equal Pay for Women.
    McCain voted AGAINST (Biden”s) Violence Against Women.
    McCain voted AGAINST Title X Health Care Services for Women.
    McCain voted AGAINST Children”s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
    McCain voted AGAINST aid to Children of Domestic Violence.
    McCain voted AGAINST Emergency Funding for Victims of Hurricane Katrina.
    McCain voted AGAINST funding law enforcement.
    McCain wants to bring back the DRAFT.
    McCain voted WITH Bush/Cheney 90% of the time.
    McCain voted AGAINST the Webb’sGI Bill.
    McCain voted AGAINST funding the VA for our Vets.
    McCain voted AGAINST funding the military for equipment shortages in Iraq.
    McCain voted AGAINST American workers every chance he gets.
    McCain calls people who want to KEEP jobs IN America Protectionists.

    HONESTLY, how can any of you say this is the guy that should be running our country???

  9. themessenger says:

    And not to take any attention away from Prop2, this is groundbreaking piece of legislation that will benefit the lives of every animal in the California factory farm system (or concentration camps if you will). If we can get this passed in California then slowly but surely each state will fall in line.

    For those of you who aren’t convinced, just take your cat or dog, get a cage that’s just a few inches bigger then they are, put them in, lock the door, and let them live their entire lives in there. This is the fate that has been forced upon millions, most likely in the billions by now of innocent farm animals in this country, all so the Meat and Dairy business can increase their profits. As Ghandi said The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. Let’s bring this nation up to par and start treating animals with love and respect.




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