While I was MIA for the past little while, I have to admit I was more than a little lax in keeping up with our PSAs. A break is a break, right? So, I’ve finally finished wading through my emails (thank you, everybody) and, as a result, decided we should recap what’s up in the land of the horse haters. Rather than wait for Friday to point and laugh at the usual suspects, I thought we would just get right down to it now in case my ADD flares up again this weekend as I suspect it might. At least we can count on one constant from our PSA pals and that is that fuckery will always abound. So, pull up a chair and settle in, because we have quite a bit of ground to cover.
Sticking with tradition, I thought it would be appropriate to kick things off with the matriarch of the horse haters, Slaughterhouse Suey. I’ve seen several comments about her lying low and even some hoping she had focused her beady eyes elsewhere besides the mass consumption of our equine friends. No such luck. As we discussed a few days ago, she has been busy trying to brainstorm her way around commercial slaughter by creating a co-op situation for horse meat. She is also still bound and determined to shove horse meat down the throats of school children and poor people. I would state the obvious problem with her plan by pointing out that force feeding adulterated meat to the less fortunate is verging on human rights violations, but I suspect she has found her way around that too. It’s widely known that her family breeds Haflinger and Belgians, so probably not huge stretch to imagine that they don’t get the benefit of vet care or deworming programs….Voila! A ready source of unadulterated meat! I’m still waiting for Suey to tell us how it is going to help the horse industry or address all these unwanted and neglected horses she was so concerned about, but I’m also still waiting for her to respond to my offer of a debate I made several months ago when she was whining about how we were all liars and hiding from her. Good thing I’m not big on holding my breath. Other than that, Suey has been keeping busy traveling around on the taxpayer dollar and writing really bad poetry. Don’t believe me? Here is a little video of one of her old poems featuring what is rumored to be her and her late husband many moons and pies ago. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU9k_ceAY9M) Maybe don’t watch it on a full stomach. The one thing Suey hasn’t been doing is admitting defeat or even acknowledging the death throes of equine slaughter in the US.
Since we know that Suey likes to jump ship and `turtle’ when the going gets rough, it has fallen to Douchebag Duquette to try to keep The United Horseturd Organization going. If you recall, earlier this year the UH loyalists were all doing a premature victory dance over the legalization of horse slaughter in Oklahoma and crowing about their huge support and turn out in that state. I’m not sure if it was an oversight or complete ignorance that he never mentioned that the SAFE Act was introduced in DC the very same day as his rally and not only was that well supported, it’s still in play. This was all around the time of D-bags media blitz that provided us so much amusement and fodder for this blog. Good ole days for sure….*single tear*. Since that time it has become nearly impossible for the United Horseturd faction to continue to delude themselves that they were in the majority and spoke for the entire horse industry. Notice how I said `nearly’, because the ignorance is strong within those types. However, this past week saw D-bag all but wave the white flag and admit they were “in a tight spot”, but still in the trenches. I guess, on second thought, those were just his skid marked tighty whities he was waving because he’s still asking people to sign up and send money. I have no idea what your membership in the UH will buy you right about now other than allowing you to be a card-carrying member of the horse eating club (http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Stay-Strong-and-Stay-the-Course.html?soid=1112812195452&aid=h_kiiPOeoko). One thing we know that D-bag hasn’t been doing is having much to do with horses or his state reined cow horse association. Not only is he no longer the president, he is no longer on the board at all or in attendance at recent meetings. Read into that what you will, but perhaps cultivating impressive chin pubes is far more time-consuming than any of us imagined.
Moving right along to Holy Mother Theresa Manzella……She’s been a busy little horse hater over the past few months. Probably her biggest `news’ is that she has thrown her hat into the ring to run for the Montana House of Representatives next year. Apparently, God told her to do this or something and she is no longer content to just thump her bible, but wants the opportunity to beat everybody in her district over the head with it. (http://www.ravallirepublic.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_e9c08eb6-d3cb-11e2-b21d-001a4bcf887a.html). One of her biggest concerns is being confused as a moderate. That statement alone caused me to spew coffee all over my keyboard. I guess she will represent her district well as long as it is infested with bigoted, white rednecks because she basically hates anybody else. She pitched a fit today with DOMA getting struck down by the Supreme Court today and saying she is outraged in an understatement. I guess the term `all God’s children’ only applies to his white, heterosexual ones in Holy Theresa’s version of reality. To be honest, I don’t even want to debate something like this on here beyond using it to illustrate how close minded and hateful she really is. I think we should show some sympathy for Holy Theresa though….it can’t be easy never getting your own way and being so angry all the time. At least she hasn’t been busy rescuing horses for slaughter and for that I think we can all be thankful!
The Energizer Bunny of Suey’s foot soldiers has always been Mindy `Puppymill’ Patterson. Unlike her counterparts in horse hating, she is not to be distracted by shiny objects and keeps her focus on fighting against animal welfare on all fronts. Her current pet projects (pun intended) are fighting for the right to operate puppy mills (again) and to sore and abuse gaited horses (still). Of course, she lays all this on the doorstep of Wayne Pacelle for some reason. Yes, the HUMANE Society does lobby for humane treatment of animals. I’m not really sure why this is a hard concept to grasp for Puppymill Patterson and D-bag Duquette and why they take it all so personally. I guess it doesn’t occur to either one of them that if nobody felt the same way, he wouldn’t still have his job. I know I have said this before, but I really do think Pacelle has spurned her advances at some point and that is why she will fight anything he supports at all costs. As per usual, Puppymill is running around like Chicken Little claiming that if Americans are not allowed to operate puppy mills and abuse horses, millions of jobs will be lost and the economy will be in further trouble. In fact, she states that if H.R 1518 is passed, it will wipe out the entire Tennessee Walking Horse industry. I guess she’s not aware that there is already a movement within that industry that supports flat shod horses and they are just as beautiful without the abuse. Business as usual for Puppymill Patterson…
Now that we have covered our more prominent horse haters, I thought it would be fun to check in with some former Sunday PSAs. As you may recall, Devorah was busted for neglect again. Of course, it wasn’t her fault and she is being targeted despite the fact that it keeps happening no matter where she moves her hoard. She still has horses and still has foals dropping on the ground, but will not be getting her seized animals back including the two stallions (now geldings) that were in deplorable condition. As a result, she is sicking Jesus on everybody responsible:
“They were siezed by fraud. Starved by the DA for a full month to strengthen her case, perjury committed on the stand by a sherrifs deputy and in wrongful possession by you. I decree in the Name of Jesus Christ that the days of your pride and prosperity have come to an end. No weapon formed against me shall prosper and every tongue which rises up against me in judgment I shall condemn. The more you rise up against me the more you will hinder your own propserity. Touch not mine annointed and do my prophets no harm. God uses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise.”
Perhaps one of the more amusing updates to do with our Sunday PSAs comes courtesy of Andi `Buckaroo’ Harmon and Jes `Vajayjay’ Sothern. If you recall, both of these women have been rather vocal in their support of slaughter and have gotten downright nasty on some debate pages. They, like so many other PSAs, operate under the ego bloated assumption that you aren’t a `real’ horseman if you don’t support slaughter. Well, it seems the ladies who like to harass non-slaughter supporting rescues have banded together to start their own Mustang Rescue. They state they are applying for their non-profit status as well. This rescue is specifically for BLM branded Mustangs. Now, I have no problem with rescues that focus on a certain breed of horse at all, but these were two people that jumped in the fray of slagging off other rescues that chose to do the same. I don’t see the difference between a mustang only rescue and a black horse only rescue. However, not every horse rescued is the same when the rescue in question supports slaughter. As we know that BLM brand means nothing once the animal ships out of the country. They have been rather vague about their mandate so far and other than listing a few `at risk’ horses, I’m not sure if they have actually rescued anything or not. Maybe they are looking to be a non-profit broker service. It should be interesting to see how it all plays out or if it goes the way as a few of the other non-profits these PSAs have tried to make fly in the past. Considering both of these ladies hail from Oregon, I’m sure there is much outrage that yesterday The House voted 57 -1 to ban horse tripping in their home state and that bill now goes to Senate with overwhelming support (http://www.katu.com/news/local/Oregon-House-passes-bill-banning-horse-tripping-213033251.html). I guess them and the rest of the buckaroo buttholes will have get their jollies some other way in the near future. Way to go Oregon!
I bet y’all are thinking I’ve forgotten all about Mendy Tobiano, don’t you? I wish that was the case. Thankfully, since she harvests this blog for many of her ideas, she has been relatively quiet in my absence. I do apologize in advance for awakening the beast from her Dorito hangover as she has already assured us she has been `on the road’ (isn’t that my usual excuse?) and getting ready to unleash her blogging prowess on her three readers in the near future. She is going to edumacate everybody on EIA just as soon as Wikipedia updates their information on that. Is this maybe the huge blog she has threatened to write for so many months that left her swamped in research? Other than that, it’s business as usual for the gender confused pony as a little birdie assures me she still has both feet firmly planted in dramaland and may even be still wheeling and dealing on the horse front. The more things change….
I think that pretty much covers most of our regulars for now. I supposed I could have added something about Daffy and her lunatic mother, but their schtick never really changes and, quite frankly, I’m bored with them at the moment. They continue to be a giant pain in the ass on whatever discussion group they haven’t managed to get themselves banned from as of yet. I’m sure the long time readers here recall Angela Marshall and the whole sad saga of sending her three legged lame horse to slaughter in Canada because she didn’t want him wasted. (https://shedrowconfessions.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/sundays-psa-7/) It was one of the more callous and disgusting illustrations of exactly how, what passes for, the mind of some of these PSAs work. It seems she is finding it difficult to hoist her post-partum ass up on regular horses and is now buying ponies. That’s not all she is up to either. She is also still pissing and moaning how much she misses the horse she sold off to the kill buyer and planning to have his image inked on her own hide. WHO DOES THAT? You made the poor animal suffer horribly and now you want it stamped on your body to forever remind yourself what a cruel asswad you are? Fill your boots, Angela. Maybe with your next welfare check you can buy yourself a clue…
Even though the PSA buffoons were the true subject of this post, I always like to finish on a positive note as far as the anti-slaughter front goes. Probably the best news is that the Senate Ag Appropriations bill, which will once again eliminate federal funding for USDA inspections of horse meat, has passed the Senate Appropriations Committee via voice vote. As we are all aware, this would still leave some doors open, so please contact your legislators an ask them to support the SAFE Act which would end slaughter for good. The momentum is on our side so now is not a time to rest on our laurels. Let’s get this done!