We find ourselves asking you and your followers to help us once again..We leased a building to use for our own kennel for the dogs and cats that we rescue from our 60 yr. old heart stick kill shelter here in Brevard, NC. We hope to purchase it at a later date. We are almost at the 1,000th animal saved since December of 2009 when we became a 501c3 non profit rescue. We have been paying over $4,000 a month in monthly boarding fees at two kennels for our rescues due to lack of enough foster homes. And spending hours and hours of driving time getting them to spay/neuter clinic, vet visits, bathing, and all else needed to get them ready for transport to rescue groups in the northeast or for local adoptions. We are all volunteers and do not get paid.
I am asking for donations from the Balloon Juice community who have been so very generous in the past to help us with medical expenses for special needs animals. All can go to our website at: www.charliesangelsanimalrescue.com to see updates on kennel that we have named Safe Haven. Many great Happy Endings stories and pictures posted, info on fundraisers, adoptable animals and much more. Donations can be made there too on our secure PayPal account. All donations are tax deductible. It would be wonderful to have enough donations to be able to name one of the rooms after Balloon Juice…We need over $30,000 to complete all inside and outside renovations and purchase all necessary supplies.
We have about half of that amount already.
Also, here are two pictures of my favorite wingnut that I don’t know. On my way to the big city, I pass this house that always has silly wingnut phrases up- it’s kind of like an easy way to get the pulse of wingnuttia in 6 words or less. Think of it as the sign version of Red State. Some memorable signs- “#OWS SLIMEBALLS,” and when ACA was being debated before SCOTUS, he had “OBAMA IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.” Earlier in the year he was all about “CUT CAP AND BALANCE.”
Today’s comedic stylings were “SECRET SERVICE IS HIRING”:
And “REQUIRE VOTER ID”:
The second makes me laugh even harder than the first, because voter id is all about suppressing the minority vote, and there just are no minorities here in WV.
But I love the guy. It’s like getting your daily Limbaugh recap in 6 words or less.
West Virginia has always been the best proof that you don’t need blacks to have a Ku Klux Klan
It’s like redneck twitter.
So what kind of mess did Kelly, Kris, and Sabrina get themselves into again?
I saw my first Rmoney lawn sign today. It was, of course, in front of a trailer, but since the trailer happened to be a double-wide I’m assuming the owner believes himself to be a man of wealth and leisure.
At least he correctly identified the flag of our nation, which is more than I can say for the neo-confederates I’m now living among.
There is a tea tard that lives about 10 miles from me in a little burg in the mountains called Pinus Altus, in a tiny shack with the front of the shack drapped in a huge upside down American flag, and has about 40 tea bag stickers on his car, with all kinds of keep out signs and the like. I will take a photo of it and post it next time I drive up to the forest.
Require voter ID? Hell, I’d be happy if we required voter IQ.
And +2 to Gopher2b, too. Also.
The only evidence of teatarddom I’ve seen near here are a couple of houses I’ve seen with the “Don’t Tread on Me” flag.
That’s obviously a meme generator waiting to happen.
I was gonna say, Twitter is waaaay too wordy for the needs of the common wingnut.
Nicely played, sir!
They’d get more donations if the link would work. Also, too can we have one of those thermometer thingies like you have for the Obama Act Blue donation target?
In for $50.
Ed Dane Defender of Donuts
That sign reminds me of this one near Centralia, WA. Probably a John Bircher too.
Hey, when you have only a short vocab, it has to do.
I’M OFF MY MEDS
POOP I SAY POOP
How much does a box of those letters cost?
Much preferred to the original.
TEA BAG STICKERS?
But, but, but, but, but, but, but, but, but, but, I thought “teabagger” was a crude and offensive word that liberals invented to use against them because they’re so mean…
request for assistance.
What is the best brand non OEM printer ink for canon printers? That is lower priced than Canon ink.
I was reading the other day where John Dingell, who is about 120 years young, started using the ‘tea bagger’ term, until his younger staff members informed him what it meant. After he was appalled by the news, he basically said fuck it, that it was funny
As long as it’s not a Confederate flag, I can deal…
Laying aside each and every one of the racial implications for a second – I don’t know what part of the country you live in, but it drives me insane to see Northerners (or really, non-Southerners anywhere) flying a Reb flag. If you can’t be racially enlightened, fine: be patriotic. If you think “it’s just a cultural thing,” fine: have some pride in your OWN damn culture.
(Worst of the lot are the West Virginians who fly it in complete and total disregard of the reason their state was created in the first place).
Off-topic pet-peeve rant over. Sorry. Carry on.
It’s about suppressing the vote of people likely to be Democrats, including minorities, young people, and poor people.
You’ve got lots of poor and/or young people in WV, I hear.
@Chris: Hell, you should have been at the last UVA-WVU game where the WVU fans were, without irony, calling us yankees. They did quiet down after we went up by three touchdowns in the second quarter. It cost us our band, though.
“The second makes me laugh even harder than the first, because voter id is all about suppressing the minority vote, and there just are no minorities here in WV.”
Whenever I go home these days I marvel at the fact that it’s probably the only place left in the world where the cashiers in the convenience stores are WASPS, albeit poor ones.
There are all those Indian doctors doing bypasses in Charleston, but they vote republican.
And [email protected] are a lot of poor people, but not as many young. WV has one of the oldest populations in the country, and it’s getting older as more young people leave.
@Ed Dane Defender of Donuts: Oh my God, yes! My grandparents lived in Chehalis and every holiday we’d check to see that nut’s latest. Exactly what I thought of when I saw this post.
@Ed Dane Defender of Donuts: I thought it was hilarious that someone rearranged the sign to read “WE NEED A YAK FOR LUNCH”.
I was there, you’re full of shit.
And nothing of value was lost in regards to your band.
@Chris: When I was a law student in DC, some friends and I took a weekend trip to a cabin in WV. On the drive there, in the remotest part of a very remote state, we saw a smattering of Confederate flags. The first one made us look at one another in amazement, the second in disgust, the third one made us roll our eyes. By the fourth we started to get confused. By the fifth or sixth, one of us blurted out “Do these rednecks even know the history of their own fucking state?!”
@Ed Dane Defender of Donuts:
I remember that dang sign from when I was a kid. How long ago was I a kid? It said “Impeach Earl Warren.”
They keep fixating on the wrong California governors.
I’m so stealing “redneck twitter.”
I’m in the early stages of testing HP refills from Costco and I canna tell any difference, so take that for what it’s worth (pennies, actual pennies!). I don’t know whether they refill Canon carts and also don’t know whether they can successfully reset the cartridges’ print counter chip, but for non-critical use I don’t see any problem. At the photo counter, takes about an hour.
Drive through Michelle Bachmann country and you see a lot of large “every sperm is sacred” billboards plopped down in farm fields as well as quite a few paid for ones along the highway. Not as entertaining as this guy.
South of the Twin Cities there is a guy who puts signs like “Obama is unconstitutional” out by the highway but the sign is next to a twenty-foot high fiberglass bull. I assume the signs are excreted from said bull.
We have lots of minority residents here in Charleston, Mr. John.
On the road to Leadville, CO, between the big moly mine at the pass and that town, there is a strip of rundown houses hidden in the pines beside the road. In the run-up to the 2008 election he had at least 6 anti-Obama signs of various levels of crazy poo-flinging. You know, some black helicopter stuff, Kenyan, witchdoctor drawing – the works.
Now, 4 years in, the guy seems a bit defeated. No more anti-Obama signs, just one really, really big one that says
I wouldn’t chuckle too much; this is guy is obviously whack and I have no doubt at all that he means it.