Friday, January 25, 2008

You Guys Are Killing Me!!!!

And no, I don't mean in the terrorist way that the FOB's would like to kill someone if you thought a horse was not a pet.....

I mean the information and down right funnies you guys are sending!

Today this blog is your one stop shop for FOB entertainment Photobucket

Let's start with a few articles.......A funny from Deadspin. And Barbaro is a Cheeto????

And this little blurb from the Church of Barbaro has me ROTFLMBFAO (the whole article is actually a good read :)

Alex Brown, wearing a yellow Fair Hill sweatshirt with holes in it, sits in front of his Toshiba laptop computer. He was drawn into this by happenstance, really. Painfully thin, he's a little too tall to be a jockey. There are scraps of paper and empty coffee cups and dead-soldier wine bottles and books and food wrappers piled high around him.

He lives here, set back from a quiet street, his house decorated in late bachelor, mostly with chess sets and photos of Barbaro.

Without Barbaro to rally around, the FOBs helped other horses, saving almost 600 so far, like this one named Mattie.

In the virtual world where he spends five hours a day, he's God. He created this universe. He banishes the disruptive. He offers redemption to the recalcitrant. He's learned he cannot get involved in arguments because his opinion is law. When he does speak, his words manifest themselves in the actions of a fan base desperate for direction. If he mentions a charity, it is supported. If he disses a charity, it is ignored. If he likes a book, it is bought.

One of my new favorite blogs.....Left At The Gate......and his blog about a recent sculpture that is getting ready to be released. If your into TB racing you should really keep this blog marked.

With the upcoming anniversary of Barbaro's death on Jan. 29th I suggest you have your generators should see the lights of the big cities going dim when all the FOB's hit a candle site to light candles in memory of their baby boy.

A reader made me these pictures that is so very fitting for the upcoming event....enjoy because I sure did!!!!


And a little added bonus :)


Be sure and read the comments on this article.....the Canadians just love Bo Derek...

Ok, enough rambling.....I really need to conserve my energy for the 29th, I'm sure it's going to prove to be an amusing day!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Random Thoughts

I wonder if the Jacksons would have this much trouble if they lost a HUMAN. I bet if it was a relative they would have been shoved in the first hole that was dug. Yes, play it for all you can get out of it. 100 posts from people who think they know where Barbaro should be buried and the posts begging for hay that are all over the place barely have a reply.

I thought this article was interesting. Pretty much dispels the theory that people from other countries don't have a clue what's going on. But people like me already knew that ;) I have also been reading where the radical zealots have been writing the author to tell them how wrong they are....idiots....

Martha Stewart....well I can't stand the lady to begin with but this just adds to it. She had Equine Advocates on her show (youtube video of the show), I didn't have much of a problem with that, they were pretty good about representing the facts, only a couple of slants thrown in. What does upset me, and she should be publicly flogged for it, is putting her audience on the spot. Equine Advocates had a petition to sign and Martha told everyone in her audience to sign it. Sorry, but there was not nearly enough information thrown out there for the audience to make an educated decision. Of course the FOB's couldn't believe there were no gasps or sighs from the audience when horse slaughter was mentioned!

I also loved how Martha showed off her barn manager. I bet she does a lot of hands on with those horses...NOT! Of course Martha has a blog but you won't see any pro slaughter comments being posted on it..sure you can waste your time trying to let her know that what she did by coercing her audience was unmoral at the least, but the blog police will only allow complete zealot responses ;)

Well I've been gone for a few days due to feeling crappy and being I'm sure I'll have more random thought shortly when I can catch my breath!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

My Friends Are Twisted :)

But I still love them dearly....LOL!

So yesterday I'm minding my own business when a package arrived at my door. A brand new Double Decker hauler personally customized just for me!

What really makes it so freakin hilarious is this came from a couple of my friends that work very hard in the rescue industry and are on the anti slaughter side of things. No, not radical whack job wackaloons, just nice (twisted, warped :) people doing their part.

Anyway, I just have to bright new shiny DD!


And the customized to my taste license plate and mud flaps are da bomb :)


Sign down the side of the trailer....


The drivers door.....LOVE IT!!!!


I just had to return the favor of my warped gift with a warped least it answers the question "How many Breyers will fit in a DD" :)


I love you guy's and thanks for making my day!

Barbaro's Dead?????

Yep, he sure is.....and the bottom line is if his owners weren't in a business that kills horses every single day he would probably still be alive and frolicking right at this moment.

Am I anti racing? Hell no...just like I am not anti rodeo or anti eventing or anti anything else that might take an animals life from time to time.

How did Barbaro become the anti slaughter poster child anyway? The TB industry, although they profess to be anti slaughter, send TB to the slaughter house every day. More horses die in TB racing than any other equine sport.

Barbaro and the Jackson's....hummm....ok, so Barbaro's owners are anti slaughter, or are they? I seriously have to wonder. I mean it was no secret in the beginning that their main intention after Barbaro's break down was to get him breeding sound so they could MAKE MORE MONEY. My gut feeling is the Jackson's picked up on Barbaro becoming an anti slaughter poster child and played that route to stay in the lime light because of the attention their horse was receiving.

Of course any respect I might have had for the Jackson's went out the door when the FOB's were allowed to act like PETA. Any respectable person would not allow what is going on on the ABR forum. If you worshiped a false idol (Barbaro) and talked of God while in the same sentence threatening people and judging them for their different views, I would know you were a lunatic and NOT want to be associated with it. So that alone tells me the Jackson's have a few screws loose too.

AGAIN, the Jackson's only intent was to get Barbaro BREEDING SOUND to MAKE MONEY. No the early news clips and read the articles. It was stated many many wasn't until later on they jumped on the radical bandwagon...

Just a little something to think about.....And of course, as always, this is my OPINION!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Save The Horses! Kill The Babies!

Ok, yesterday I spent some time on the computer but didn't blog because I can't seem to shake this damn bug I have.

Anyway I spent some time reading the hate campaigns being unleashed by the radical anti because of the Huckabee horse meant connection.

You know what I found amazing? The majority of the anti slaughter crowd seem to be Democrats. Now I'm NOT going to get into party bashing....I believe you vote for the candidate that best suits your wants, needs and views. I'm a die hard Republican but I do not hate Democrats or think that they are not entitled to their views....I'm really not sure that I "hate" anyone.....

Why do I find it amazing that Democrats seem to be in the majority against horse slaughter? Because I feel VERY strongly about essence the radical anti slaughter group is saying "Save the horses, kill the babies". Now if that's not hypocritical then I don't know what is.

Why is an animals life, any animal, more important than a human life? I can't wrap my brain around this one......

Today's call/fax list:

Senate Majority Leader: Harry Reid ph: 202-224-2158 fax: 202-224-7327
Senate Minority Leader: Mitch McConnell ph: 202-224-3135 fax: 202-226-1374
Senate President Pro Tempore: Robert S. Byrd ph: 202-224-3954 fax: 202-228-0002
Assistant Majority Leader: Dick Durbin ph: 202-224-9447 fax: 202-228-0400
Assistant Minority Leader: Jon Kyl ph: 202-224-2708 fax: 202-228-0034

Pick up the phone and tell them you are an American horse owner and to please NOT support S.311! American horse owners do not want horses standing in fields starving!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Here We Go Again.....

Why is the radical anti slaughter crowd so scared of how American horse owners really feel? What else could be the explanation for them cheating on so many polls?

Let's start with this one from MSNBC a few months back and re live some of the radical ranting of my favorite group of people.....the FOB's. Of course my comments are in green:

Do you remember what the poll results are right now? Also, the comments are running very heavily IN FAVOR of horse slaughter!! We need a massive number of anti-slaughter comments. (I'm so sorry that other people are allowed to have an opinion besides the zealots....)

poll #'s need to come up on this poll!!!! Keep voting!!! Keep commenting!!! (Do not eat, do not sleep, just keep swaying that poll!)

I will vote again and often!

When I voted I was very surprised to see that only 64 % agreed that horse slaughter should end, and they put that option at the top so it should have been higher.
We need to get this over 80% as usual. The readers of this web site may be slanted to the pro slaughter side so we need to balance that.
(How is cheating by voting multiple times adding balance?)

The Pro-Slaughter Morons Are Posting Comments Again!!
We can post multiple comments about this article so we need to get busy!! Try to mention the bill #'s for calling D.C. in your comments!! : )

I did vote Mulitple times.... (Of course you did! You're an FOB!)

Please be careful posting.
Seems bighorse farm
(Thats Me :) has been slamming the FOB's on the msnbc comments section to this article.
Has copied and pasted posts about voting more than once.
(Oh no! Exposed for the whack jobs you really are?)
Last thing we need is to be thought of as radical, desperate underhanded people as this person is protraying us to be.
Scarey that pro slaughter has decided to attack us now.
(Um....LOL? You can attack but can't be attacked in return?)

I've been voting!

And here is an exchange on the ABF board where the FOB's tell you how to vote often....

I voted earlier...can we vote more than once?

yes you can! as long as you go out of the msnbc site completely then back in... if you only click the same link to it, it remembers your IP address... if that happens? Clear your temp files and cookies... that should do the trick!!!

Don't forget if you on dial up all you have to do is clear your cashe and cookies and you can vote as many times as you want!!! No tracing IP's!!!

Now let's fast forward to the present.......If I broke down all the polls they have cheated on today's blog would never end.....

A poll done by Washington Watch. This is concerning Bill S.311 and HR 503:

Can we vote twice?????????????

I just voted again--Yeah!!

I just voted. Going to try again later. (Of course you will!)

The vote is on the same page as the comments but I think people were missing it so I thought it should be pointed out when I saw we were losing! I think we should be ahead in no time now:) (OMG, you were loosing? Thank God you started cheating!)

I knew those numbers would change as soon as the FOB's knew to vote! (Of course they would with the vote often method!)

Let's just keep it at one vote per person the voter police is watching and then she blabs it all over the internet to tell everyone the only reason antislaughter is ahead on votes is because we cheat. (Yes, let's put up a good front on the internet, just trying to keep you honest! And do you really think the numbers would be the same if you didn't cheat?)

I'm not too concerned about the pro HS comments, long as the NUMBERS are in our favor. (Yes, cheating is the MOST important thing!!!)

Hay - it let me vote AGAIN! (Why would an honest person, who had no intentions of cheating even try to vote more than once? ;)

The ADMIN of Wahington Watch is arguing that cheating isn't possible because it keeps track of your IP. Good in theory, sucks in reality. A short course in FOB poll cheating 101 will clear that up real fast. Also anyone with any computer knowledge at all knows there are a million loop holes.

It really is a shame that there can't be an honest poll out there and let people who actually own horses voice their opinions and have a fair playing field.....But as long as these radical wackaloons are out there that will unfortunately never happen.

And no, you won't see a cheating campaign for the PRO side being formed by me....that's something the anti side cannot seem to get through their head, the majority of us pro people are not radical and feel the need to spend hundreds of hours on the net "educating" people by lying and cheating.....

Todays call/fax list:

Senate Majority Leader: Harry Reid ph: 202-224-3542 fax: 202-224-7327
Senate Minority Leader: Mitch McConnell ph: 202-224-2541 fax: 202-224-2499
Senate President Pro Tempore: Robert S. Byrd ph: 202-224-3954 fax: 202-228-0002
Assistant Majority Leader: Dick Durbin ph: 202-224-2152 fax: 202-228-0400
Assistant Minority Leader: Jon Kyl ph: 202-224-4521 fax: 202-224-2207

Pick up the phone and tell them you are an American horse owner and to please NOT support S.311! American horse owners do not want horses standing in fields starving!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Puppies & Kittens.....Oh My!!!

Of course I've got a lot of those one liner emails "I suppose you'd eat dogs and cats too!" Naturally I smirk when I get these and it's really not worth the time addressing it, but what the heck :)

First off, dogs and cat's really ARE pet's. They are not livestock, never have been, never will be. I am not confusing a 1200 pound horse (Livestock!) with a 20 pound lap dog (Pet!).....

Second, dogs and cat's have never been food in America. Yes, the horses carried us into battle, plowed our fields and took Granny to the doctor.....but when those horses were injured or became unusable, guess what? Most became food......Like I've said before, you won't see that on "Little House On The Prairie" but it happened. A brief Internet search through history can confirm that for you.....

I do find it a shame that millions of dogs and cats are euthanized every year due to lack of owner responsibility and just dumped into landfills or cremated....Yes, I do wish we could come up with some kind of use for all of this unnecessary death.

No, I'm not suggesting a new addition to the menu.....that would be more than even I could stomach.....but isn't it a much sadder world that this is going on without much relief in sight while something that is considered livestock is taking such a beating???

Another interesting fact for slaughter for human consumption in the USA is illegal....we all know it has to be shipped overseas....but consumption of horse meat in the USA is NOT illegal. Horse meat dishes can still be found here in the USA in a few of the elite restaurants. Thus even further blasting out the "Americans don't eat horse" BS.

No, I'm not going to name the places where you can go enjoy a nice horse steak....they aren't places that the average middle income family will ever walk into anyway.....and I'm certainly not going to cause more grief.

The Internet is also a wonderful thing. If you get the hankering for a nice sweet horse steak then with the click of a few buttons and a credit card you can have it shipped right to your door. So anyone on the fence, I suggest you try it before you knock it. With the ever increase of our beef, I find it a shame it's not readily available for everyone to enjoy.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Saturday Chuckle :)

Remember the picture a couple of days ago with the lady feeding carrots out of her mouth to a horse? Well it seems that she isn't happy about I give a shit! If you don't want pictures floating around on the net then quit posting dumb ass shit!

Of course she didn't have the balls to comment to the blog.....instead she posts on a public forum, but for your entertainment here is what she had to say:


Of course anytime I run across something like this it only proves my point on the radical nature of these so called horse loving individuals. It also makes me ROTFLMAO when someone who obviously has worse grammar than me telling me I need to take classes.....LOL....If I'm going to say something so dumb ass I would at least have enough sense to use a spell check button and use proper English myself ;)

It would take you about 2 seconds on ABF reading the posts by this whack job (baldface) to realize she really needs to put the bottle down! LOL! And the funniest thing of all is there is only about 2-3 people on the whole ABF board that think she's normal. The rest of the antis even have enough sense to see a whack job when it hits them in the face so hard.

So thank you Kathleen/baldface for giving me a Saturday morning chuckle :)

Judging by the way you had hold of that carrot I'd be assured that if your "rescue" ever goes under you will have some job security ;)

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Huckabee 2008

Ok, I am a die hard Republican. I know that's not a real popular thing right now and good old George has managed to even piss me off. But overall, the Republican party supports my belifs.

I'd also vote for a good indipendant....if we could find one...

I was leaning towards Hickabee, he's just to damn nice and down home for me to look around to much.

Sooooooooooooo........imagine my suprise when I can across this......

Mike Huckabee said one of his favorite foods is a Dutch dish, made from horse meat. "Tastes like chicken!"

He's gettin' my vote :)

A little early, but tomorrow call/fax list:

Senate Majority Leader: Harry Reid ph: 202-224-3542 fax: 202-224-7327
Senate Minority Leader: Mitch McConnell ph: 202-224-2541 fax: 202-224-2499
Senate President Pro Tempore Robert S. Byrd ph: 202 224-3954 fax: 202-228-0002
Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin ph: 202-224-2152 fax: 202-228-0400
Assistant Minority Leader Jon Kyl Ph: 224-4521 Fax: 202-224-2207

Pick up the phone and tell them you are an American horse owner and to please NOT support S.311! American horse owners do not want horses standing in fields starving to death!


Someone sent me this picture. Of course this picture is from someone who calls herself a "rescue". Now who in their right mind would treat a horse from their mouth? Way to teach him to bite someones face off......geesh....Maybe he'll be adopted out by a little kid and the new owners can start out with medical bills for plastic surgery instead of vet bills....again, who in their right mind???

Well, that's about all I have to bitch about today. I've had the flu for 6 days I'm off to take care of my own and then I think the couch and I will do some quality bonding today.

Today's call fax list:

Senate Majority Leader: Harry Reid ph: 202-2224-3542 fax: 202-224-7327
Senate Minority Leader: Mitch McConnell ph: 202-224-2541 fax: 202-224-2499
Senate President Pro Tempore Robert S. Byrd ph: 202 224-3954 fax: 202-228-0002
Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin ph: 202-224-2152 fax: 202-228-0400
Assistant Minority Leader Jon Kyl Ph: 224-4521 Fax: 202-224-2207

All you have to do is tell them you are an American horse owner and to please NOT support S.311! American horse owners do not want horses standing in fields starving to death!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

How To Get Active?


Since the USA Horse Slaughter plants have closed, transport to Mexico for slaughter has increased 400%. Plants used to be scattered all over the USA, but due to anti slaughter advocates getting our plants shut down, now horses are traveling long distances in often horrible conditions to meet the same end.

Bills have been proposed to shut down the Mexican and Canada borders to make it illegal to ship US horses to slaughter. Ok, then what? The thinking is that horse owners will automatically become "responsible". As another blogger wrote:

According to one study the main reasons for horse neglect and abuse is owner ignorance - the second is financial hardship. How does banning slaughter address either situation?

Hard fact....most reputable rescues are already up to their armpits in horses and have "No Room At The Inn" signs up. What happens to horses when financial hardship happens and all other outlets are full? I just ask you to think about that rationally for a second....

Not only that the wording on these bill are a little scary. Here is what the AAEP has to say about these bills.

Tired of sitting back watching what's happening to our horses? Tired of only one side being heard? What can you do?

Well the anti slaughter crowd calls, email and faxes congressmen and senators on almost a daily basis. It's hard to bitch if you're just sitting back watching it all happen. Just picking up the phone once a day can make a world of difference.


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Think Globally, Act Locally.....

Someone sent me an email with these words in it "Think Globally, Act Locally". This person "gets it". Even though they don't necessarily agree with some of my views, we definitely have an understanding on this.

If you act locally, worry about what is in your own back yard, do what you can do and move on, it would have a global effect.

Critters have been on this planet for thousands of years. Most managed quite well without us. Some were used for work, most were used as food, very few were used for companionship. Do people not realize all these changes have came about in basically the last 100 years? Really, what makes it ok to eat a cow, chicken, hog or even a fish any different than a horse?

Anyone who has ever actually WATCHED the slaughter process of ANY animal can figure out in about 5 seconds that they all show terror for those few seconds before the axe comes. We used to raise Ostriches.....I can tell you right now that is NOT one happy bird when they get on the trailer to be slaughtered. I had 6 in the trailer once and I looked like a drunk driver going down the road with all the fishtailing from the "unhappy" birds.

We used to have HORSEMAN in this we have a bunch of horse owners. Especially since any idiot can own a horse now for $20, or less. We have "rescues" popping up over night, people begging for money to care for these horse and rescue more. Where does it end? The good rescues are packed full and the shit hole rescues that might as well be hoarders are going to all need saving soon.

You can scream owner responsibility all you want, but the cold hard facts are it ain't gonna happen any time soon. If it was happening then we wouldn't have to put to sleep 192,308 dog/cats per week or 27,473 every day......or 1 every 4 seconds......

I don't understand why a lot of these PETA type people, who think they are doing so much good, do not realize how badly they are hurting the horses they say they love so much.

Some people want to blame everything on the economy...well I'm not buying into that either. I remember the summer that I was 11 years old. I worked all summer to buy a filly I had fallen head over heels for. 4 year old, green broke, papers, but nothing really special. She was $900.

When I was 11 Carter was in office. Am I the only one even at the ripe old age of 11 that remembers how our economy was then? Mortgage rates at an all time high. The job market sucked. But this filly was still $900 bucks. Now I could buy 9 just like her with that $900.

People can sit at a desk and write "white paper" articles and stuff all day long. Heck I could do that myself. Does that make everything true, or anything for that matter? I hardly think so.

We are at a FIRST time right now where the USA hasn't seen horse slaughter. There's not a soul out there who can say what is to come and what will happen. All I know is that the plants are closed, abuse and neglect seem to be on every corner and getting worse, and horses are a dollar a dozen. And I don't think it has a thing (for the most part) to do with the economy.

I'm not a horse hater, I'm a realist. And it makes me mad to see an industry that I was once proud of being a part of crumble to the ground. If horses had to be treated like the livestock that they are to keep a descent price on a horses head, then so be it.

If people would tend to their own back yards and stay out of other peoples it would make a world of difference that I think we could all live with.