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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Squirrel Season?????

Okay, I Admit to Slacking a Bit……
It’s spring, a wet cold spring, but after the winter I have been through, it’s welcome all the same. I have been busy trying to get things shaped up where I keep my privately owned pieces of American Cowboy Heritage in holding pens, cruelly pitching feed to them, cleaning up after them, washing blankets, hauling hay, bedding, riding, all those things dreamed up to keep horses from their free roaming natural destiny. No one will march for them. They are stuck with the open market and me. They actually have registration papers to prove which branch of “history” they came from.

Annywaaayssss, this was forwarded to me with the comment “hmmmm, looks like it’s squirrel season in the east”. Pretty much.

rally in Las Vegas was less than successful.
Imagine that, the good taxpaying citizens of Nevada would rather have a tax revenue producing business of any kind on their public land than worry about 10,000 or 30,000 non productive feral mutt horses. The ability to be swayed by facts or practicality is a perhaps the most important characteristic required for membership in the *NAHSC. So in an attempt to find more of their kind they have opted for a change of venue. What can I say? It’s worked so far. The further you remove the CAUSE from people who actually know if a horse runs up a tree or down a hole at night to sleep, the better your chances of gaining warm chanting bodies.

----- Forwarded Message ----
A Rally and Lobby Day for Mustangs and Burros
When: Thursday, March 25thTime: 1:00-3:00pm, Press conference and speakers at 1:30pm (Filmmaker/Advocate Ginger Kathrens, Author RT FItch and many more- including special guests to be announced)
Where: Lafayette Park (northside of Whitehouse, on H Street between 15th and 17th Streets, NW). At 3:00pm protesters will march with sign to the BLM office at 1849 ‘C’ Street.
Plus Mustangs on the Hill II: On Friday morning we’ll gather and brief people for meetings with their Represenatives in meetings to save the mustangs. Please schedule an appointment with your Representatives for Thursday morning or Friday. (Morning briefing location TBD)
Why: BLM’s cruel and poor mismanagement is destroying a vital piece of the American west. The American public is standing up for our horses and burros- please join us in a “March for Mustangs”, rally and protest and schedule meetings with your Representatives for Thursday morning or Friday. More information here at the Cloud Foundation. Please consider joining the march.. Many of us have sent emails to Congress and the White House, but little action has resulted. Protests in Nevada have had little impact. Let's bring it to Washington.http://thecloudfoun%20dation.wordpress%20.com/2010/%2002/24/march-%20for-mustangs-%20dc-protest-%20mustangs-%20on-the-hill-%20ii/

I didn’t go to the Cloud Foundation page.
I just don’t want too.
I read about
Karen Sussman’s Sanctuary”. I researched Dayton Hyde through well over twenty years of legal profiteering from “saving” breeding, and selling the offspring of the last chancers. I read about Jason Meduna playing with smoke and mirrors until it became obvious to even the blind mice, he was not the second coming of anything. I watched Ginger’s attempt to elevate horses to Born Free lion status. I have read the R.T. Fitch (a.k.a. Grey Mane) Harlequin romance fictional account of Christmas Eve in the BLM holding pen. I can’t take anymore “pink nylon bridle”, I can’t find words corny enough to describe how much I care or how much you should care crap. Actually they don’t care what you have to say as long as you send Paypal, check, or credit card donations. For now I wish they would just pick a spelling for representative/represenative and stick to it. I would hope whatever spelling is chosen, people in Washington are also too preoccupied with other real world pursuits to give them much attention. I assume that’s what stayed in Vegas.
Trivia for the day……
The friend who forwarded “Squirrel Season” not only has a wonderful sense of humor, she has raised some darn good horses over the years. A stud she raised and sold became a world champion sire this past fall when a gelding sired by
him was named world champion amateur heeling horse at Oklahoma City.
Yep, there’s a difference in apples.

(*new age horse savior cult)

Just one (of many) of my observations that I found funny in the message from the cloud foundation....
" Why: BLM’s cruel and poor mismanagement is destroying......."
hmmmm, poor mismanagement? Wouldn't the mean good management?
As usual RH1 good post!
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1 comment:

  1. The ability to be swayed by facts or practicality is a perhaps the most important characteristic required for membership in the *NAHSC. <<<<<<<<

    This should read the INABILITY to be swayed. Thought I would correct myself just in case the horse mafia shows up to defend the NAHSC. :)

    And you are absolutely correct:) If someone is poor at mismanagement then the alternative is to assume they are not poor at management.