Tuesday, January 25, 2011

When is the next Shelter Commission flea circus?

Since the City Secretary isn't interested in posting dates/times for the Dallas Animal Shelter Commission meeting, I thought I'd ask blog readers. Someone ought to know, and hopefully we'll get some advance notice. Several people I know have missed attending these meetings as they're not given enough time to take the afternoon off work.

If you're thinking of addressing the Commission at the end of the meeting, good luck. The usual reception reminded me of this statement from Nathan Winograd:

"And it is the most divisive incivility to tell true animal lovers they can’t complain about it, that they can’t fight for the animals, that they should sit down and shut up and allow the killing to continue."

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Downright catty

Someone recently sent me an amusing typo committed by one of the local Examiner.com reporters. I will be charitable here and not mention the reporter's name.

Dallas Animal Services employee Domanick Munoz was transformed into a girly-man.

Herewith an excerpt:

"Lt. Scott Walton, the interim director of Dallas Animal Services and Officer Dominique Munoz, the cruelty officer who pursued the cruelty case, will also be at this event to answer questions about cruelty cases and proper animal care."

It's about time for someone to begin whistling Monty Python's The Lumberjack Song.

"Domanick...I thought you were so rugged!"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Leave Comment. Nah, just kidding.

During the past few months I've been a regular visitor to the Dallas Animal Advocates blog. Even though most of it is kissing up to the usual suspects - members of the Animal Shelter Commission, the HSUS, etc - at least it occasionally seemed to want to see some change.

A few weeks ago, I tried to leave a comment. Not so fast - you have to have a Wordpress account. I couldn't be bothered.

A few days ago, I had some spare time at the airport, so I got a Wordpress account. And I left a comment.

I can only guess I was moderated out of existence, as my comment never appeared. And after scrolling back through the blog, I realized that there are NO comments. And you can't even try to comment on older entries; the comments have been turned off.

It's yet another example of the pompous attitudes held by Those Who Think They Know Better.