Saturday, March 10, 2012

DOGABLY PAWFECT BATTLE BUDDIES

Scott from Bill in Exhile posted this last week and it has stuck with me. I received many comments on last week's Dogably Pawfect post and thought this was a pawfect follow-up. Be sure to grab some tissues. 

BATTLE BUDDIES

{Posted in MarinesThe Animals on March 4th, 2012 by Scott }

This is Marine Private First Class Colton Rusk and his bomb sniffing dog Eli. Rusk was hit by sniper fire in Afghanistan and when he went down the first Marine to his side was Eli, who bit another Marine who had come to Rusk’s aid — so dedicated to Rusk was the dog.


By all accounts from the Marines who served with them the two were inseparable.
Military dogs are supposed to sleep in kennels when deployed, but Rusk broke the rules and let Eli curl up with him on his cot. Other times, the dog took up the entire sleeping bag. Rusk ate ready-to-eat meals, so that’s what Eli ate instead of dog food. “Whatever is mine is his,” Colton Rusk wrote on his Facebook page.


After Rusk died his parents decided they wanted to adopt his dog in order to help them through their grief and to have a still living and breathing part of their son Colton in their lives. They contacted the  United States Marine Corps and made the unusual request and the Marine Corps, being the Marine Corps, said sure, why not? Even though tens of thousands of dollars had been invested in the training of Eli and he was still considered “operational”. The Marine Corps and the Secretary of the Navy considered the welfare of a grieving Marine family to be a bit more important than the money.


It was only the second time that a U.S. military dog has been adopted by the family of a handler killed in combat. The Rusks picked Eli up at Lackland Air Force base when he rotated back from Afghanistan and they took him back to their home in rural South Texas. Where he lives in comfortable retirement today.



 Sent to me by a reader on this photo I posted last week:

"I live here. I gave money to Puppy Rescue Mission which shipped this dog Smoke home. Donnie may still Be in Walter Reed where Obama visited him. He has since had a metal plate put in his head to protect the damage done. This is a sacrifice from a kid who lived in one of  the richest suburbs in Orlando. Doesn't make him better or more important and his family are hard core Republicans. Any way they ask you at Puppy Rescue Mission to ask four people to give twenty five dollars so these war dogs can be shipped home or cared for in the US. You may already know all this . Thanks for reading . The other three people I asked contributed . Even though Scott covered a lot of this, you could reinforce it . Dwight W."
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Friday, March 9, 2012

CHILDHOOD CRUSH: JON-ERIK HEXUM

He was just about the most handsome and most beautiful man I have ever seen. According to all accounts, his personality was just as good-looking - smart, funny, generous and talented. He died over 25 years ago at the age of 26 from a self-inflected accidental gunshot to his head, on his second show, Cover-Up, while trying to entertain his castmates and crew during a break from filming. I still remember hearing the news and I'll always remember those eyes.

I first became aware of him in his first TV show, Voyager, where he played a time traveler who repaired historical events gone wrong. If he were alive today, I don't think Brad or George could hold a candle to him.














Thursday, March 8, 2012

KONY 2012: INVISIBLE CHILDREN

Jason Russell
Kony 2012 is not another GOP presidential candidate. Kony is the #1 most wanted war criminal IN THE WORLD! Watch this video to learn of he evils and to meet and join the people of this movement to save children from Kony: killing them, abducting them, rapping them, making them murderers, making them sex slaves and more.






Jason Russell explaining the evil that is Kony

Jason's son Gavin
watching Jason educate Gavin about Kony is both sweet and heartbreaking

This is not a Republican or Democratic issue.
It is a Human Issue.




Wednesday, March 7, 2012

MUG SHOT WEDNESDAY - MUG OF THE YEAR SEMI FINALS!

Welcome to the MUG SHOT OF THE YEAR - SEMI FINALS! After 10 rounds of voting we have our 10 semi finalist. This week and next you will vote for your TWO FAVORITES sending the the final round where one and only one will be named MUG SHOT OF THE YEAR! This is so Hunger Games like - yes I just read it and am now on book two.

REMEMBER - you get to vote for your two favorites!

#1
Winner Week #1.

#2
Your winner of week #3 with 41% of the vote.

#3
One of the two winners of week #3 with 41% of the vote.

#4
Winner Week #2
#5
 Your winner of week #4 with 39% of the vote.


LAST WEEK'S WINNER!
Your winner for week #9 in a tight two-way race with 47.2% of the votes.
WINNERS TO DATE
Winner Week #1.


Winner Week #2

Your winner of week #3 with 41% of the vote.

Your other winner of week #3 with 41% of the vote.

Your winner of week #4 with 39% of the vote.

Your winner of week #5 by a wide margin with 31% of the vote.

Your clear winner of week #6 with 41% of the votes.

Thanks to a last day surge, he is the winner of week #7 
with 42% of your votes.
Your winner of week #7 with a whopping 46% of your votes.

Your winner of week #8 with the highest percentage at 52%
and by the widest margin.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

DVR PLAYBACK


So I watched Lindsey Lohan on SNL yesterday, it was their second highest rated show this season, and here are my final thoughts:
  • Lindsey was a good sport and really made fun of herself and problems of the last few years.
  • Lindsey can read.
  • Lindsey while not the best did a good enough job - IT WAS MOSTLY A LIVE SHOW.
  • The two worst skits were the two that are usually the best - the opening and Weekend Update.
  • The best skit was "The Real Housewives of Disney" possibly ripped from a 2006 Mother Goose and Grim comic. 


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