30 October 2010

25 October 2010

The Right to Eat Healthy Food (and to know from where that food came)

This article is among those that really gets my blood boiling:

http://hartkeisonline.com/2010/10/11/family-farm-ordered-to-destroy-50000-pounds-of-cheese/

Where would you rather your milk and beef came from?

A family farm like Morningland Dairy?


Or a CAFO?


But then again, this is a country where we believe genetically modifying a pig to produce poop low in phosphorus is better than simply feeding a pig what it was meant to eat, so maybe I'm in the minority here. As a rule, I don't think selective breeding or GM (which are not the same thing) are intrinsically bad. However, going through the trouble of genetically modifying animals simply so we can further exploit them is, in my humble opinion, unethical and cruel. We need more farms like Polyface Farms, and we need them badly.

If you're gotten this far, please consider donating. Without help this family is going to have no chance of taking on the government.

Click here to lend your support to: Uncheese Party and make a donation at www.pledgie.com !

And for a real eye-opener, I suggest watching Food, Inc. You can watch it instantly on Netflix.

18 October 2010

Chuck vs. the A-Team

By far the best fanvid I've EVER seen. Pure genius!



Tonight, 8pm EST, on NBC. Be there!

16 October 2010

Get Over It!

I need to preface this post by saying that I generally find the use of vulgar language repulsive and pointless. That said, this video has a point to make, and for as long as this country is pathetic enough to consider it an issue, I will set aside my values to share it.

This is the bleeped version, but it's still painfully obvious what's being said SO please be warned that this is not a child-friendly video.



Banning gay marriage is discrimination, plain and simple. Discrimination is not only morally wrong, it is also illegal in the United States. It would be wise of us to keep this in mind.

09 October 2010

Autumn Family Portraits & Wacky Weather






Last week we had our first frost; the bank thermometer said 33 degrees on my way to work at 9am. But today, Mother Nature decided it wasn't quite ready for winter, and graced us with an 80 degree, sunny day. Surprise! We were baking in these sweaters, but at least I finally got my autumn pictures taken (thanks to the in-laws for lending us a tripod, since ours went MIA).

Weather in October has always been unpredictable. Last year, we had a really warm week in early October, too, only to subsequently acquire our first layer of snow cover less than 2 weeks later (which stuck around until mid-March). Anyone want to bet on the date our first snow fall? Last year it was October 12th!

04 October 2010

02 October 2010

Happy Birthday, Grandma Tootie

Today was your birthday, and we tried to be happy, but we still miss you terribly. They're having mass for you at St. Henry's in Eau Galle tomorrow, and Aidan and I will be there to celebrate your life. Kathy told me we don't need to come - that most people are too busy anyway - but we think it's rather important. We will never be too busy to remember you.