To start the day … “Caitlyn …. True Survivor of Animal Abuse”!!


~~January 8, 2016~~ 


… a sad story with an awesome ending …

Remember that dog whose mouth was taped shut?

Well you won’t believe what she looks like now.

I can’t understand how humans can abuse any animal.

All you have to do is look into their eyes and see that there’s a sentient being inside.

They feel, they suffer, they love, they play.

This is a sad story with a very happy ending.



Her tongue was swollen and oozing pus, because all of the blood flow to her mouth had been cut off.

She was rushed to Charleston Animal Society, a No Kill rescue centre in South Carolina, where she had several operations.

We didn’t think she’d make it through – but we were wrong.


New footage shows the Staffie mix happier than ever – playing ball, enjoying some Starbucks and just generally having a great time.

The video was filmed by BarkBox, which arranges fun days for deserving dogs.

She was even given a special ‘bone to the city’ – instead of a key to the city – by Keith Summey, the mayor of North Charleston.


Caitlyn also enjoyed being an honorary firehouse dog with one of her favourite humans and best friends – a local firefighter, Josh Allen.




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Remember that dog whose mouth was taped shut? Well you won’t believe what she looks like now


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~~Dog’s Best Day~~


~~Published on Dec 16, 2015~~

Staffie-mix, Caitlyn, captured the hearts of millions worldwide last July 2015, when she was rescued by Charleston Animal Society (CAS) with devastating injuries after her muzzle was cruelly taped shut. Her amazing resilience and inspiring journey from victim to ambassador against animal cruelty led BarkPost to give her the ultimate holiday gift: her best day ever.

A huge thank you to Starbucks, Hyper Pet, Woof Gang Bakery, BarkShop, and, of course, Charleston Animal Society. We couldn’t have made this special day possible without you.


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A picture says a thousand words …. This one, a cartoon, screams!! #7 ….


~~November 13, 2015~~ 


Give me a Break

One of my Facebook friends lives in Germany.

Yesterday she noticed a post which I had shared related to this topic.

She was asking me what it meant.

At the same moment, she was watching the news.

She posted back to me the picture of her TV with these news and another picture showing the the raging, “former pastor” idiot who started all of this by posting his ranting video on his FB page.

I asked her how she and her fellow country men saw Americans.

She say they think Americans are funny and hilarious, among other things.

Give me a brake is perfect.




Clay Bennett, Cartoonist 

Chattanooga Times Free Press


Clay Bennett (born January 20, 1958 in Clinton, South Carolina) is an American editorial cartoonist. His cartoons typically present liberal viewpoints. Currently drawing for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Bennett is the winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.

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At the end of the day …. “Policing Schools: Why Are There Cops In Schools?”!!


~~October 30, 2015~~ 


Is ‘zero tolerance‘ still the right approach?

By Ashley Fantz, CNN

It seems to happen all the time.

Police are called to a school to deal with students acting out.
Some snapshots from around the country this year: In October, in Chesterfield, South Carolina, police are called because of a fight. Nine students are arrested. In May, sheriff’s deputies use pepper spray to break up a fight at a Naples, Florida, high school. Three students are arrested and 21 students need medical care. In March, New York Police Department safety agents ask a student to remove safety pins holding his glasses together. When the student refuses, the officers reportedly tackle and arrest him.

What’s going on in America’s schools that necessitate seemingly so much police involvement?

Could crime in our schools really be so rampant?

During a week when the country repeatedly watched cell phone video of a student resource officer violently manhandling a South Carolina high school student, many are asking:

What exactly is a school cop’s job and does their presence benefit teachers, administrators and students?



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From the war on drugs to a crackdown on everything

Violent crime in schools has decreased over many years, said Annette Fuentes, who has studied the intersection of law enforcement and primary education for at least a decade and wrote “Lockdown High: When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse.”

The path to putting law enforcement in schools was paved by President Ronald Reagan. As part of the 1980’s war against drugs campaign, his administration coined the term “zero tolerance.” That approach to school discipline was primarily intended to curb the increasing menace of gangs and narcotics threatening young people, she said.

The belief that zero tolerance could be applied to other infractions was bolstered when Bill Clinton was president and the Safe Schools Act became law.

But what began as an effort to help schools in urban areas morphed into approach that was often overly harsh, Fuentes said.

“The kids who were criminalized were overwhelmingly black and Latino students,” she said.

“What is clear is that kids who are punished disproportionately to their violation of school codes are more likely to drop out.

Kids who are suspended are more likely to because drop outs.

That means the risk of that kid growing up and falling into real criminal behavior is real.”


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~Policing Schools: Why Are There Cops In Schools?~

~Published on Oct 30, 2015~

Since the ’90s, cops are working in more and more schools. But are they really keeping students safe, or pushing students into the school-to-prison pipeline?


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At the end of the day …. “Cop Body Slams Teen …. No excuse”!!


~~October 27, 2015~~ 


Disturbing Video

I was watching the news tonight and finally received clarification about the videos and memes that were coming through my Facebook Timeline.

I am totally aware that teenagers can be a handful.

They know it all, they frequently show no respect, they are distracted by technology, they refuse to listen.

Yet, there’s no doubt in my mind, and no one can convince me otherwise, that this is a clear cut case of excessive force. The parties aren’t “balanced” at all ….

a high school girl (sitting) versus a grown, muscular, trained man (standing).

If this police officer has a record of similar situations and lawsuits are pending …. there’s no doubt he has an anger issue, power freak mentality and who knows what else.

The video says it all …. oh wait, there was a video on Eric Garner’s death in New York City.

What does that say?



“There is no context that justifies a grown man slamming a child around a classroom like that. None”

Ryan Dalton via Twitter


Video shows cop body-slamming high school girl in SC classroom

By Tim Stelloh and Tracy Connor


Federal investigators, including the U.S. Department of Justice, have opened a civil rights investigation into the matter.

”The Columbia FBI Field Office, the Civil Rights Division, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina have opened a civil rights investigation into the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a student at Spring Valley High School,” FBI Special Agent in Charge David Thomas said in a statement Tuesday.

“ The FBI will collect all available facts and evidence in order to determine whether a federal law was violated.

As this is an ongoing investigation, per Department of Justice policy we are unable to comment further at this time.”

The FBI has been asked to investigate an incident at a South Carolina high school Monday in which a police officer appeared to body slam a female student and drag her across a classroom.

In a news conference, a spokesman for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Curtis Wilson, identified the deputy in the video as Ben Fields, one of two school resource officers assigned to Spring Valley.

Fields had been placed on administrative duty pending an internal investigation, Wilson said, adding that the officer was declining interview requests.

Fields, who is white, is named as a defendant in a 2013 federal lawsuit that claims he “unfairly and recklessly targets African-American students with allegations of gang membership and criminal gang activity.”



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Deputy involved in body-slam arrest of Spring Valley High student is dating a black woman so he can’t be racist, sheriff says

Really, really?

You serious?



Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott


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~South Carolina Cop Body Slams High School Student To The Ground~

~Published on Oct 27, 2015~
Columbia, South Carolina

A video shows school police officer Ben Fields slamming and dragging a student from her desk.

The sheriff’s office says the student was asked to leave the classroom but refused.

School officials have banned the officer from the district and an investigation is underway.


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A picture says a thousand words …. This one screams!! #6 ….


~~October 7, 2015~ 


I’ve heard this one before.

There are so many examples.

I can think of a few and I know that there are so many more.

Yellow star on the Jews

Pink star on the homosexuals in Nazi Germany

Remove signs of “colored people’s entrance”

Sitting in the front of the bus

Marriage equality is the law of the land

Rainbow flags abound

Removing the Confederate flag in South Carolina … remember Bree Newsome?

The outward symbols can be very easily removed.

It’s the thoughts and the feelings behind these that remain. There’s still a lot of work to do.

If you want, add the ones you know that apply.





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Something to think about …. “Governor Nikki Haley”!!


~~July 10, 2015~~ 


Today was a very special day for many who fought for the Confederate flag to come down from the Capitol grounds in Charleston, South Carolina.

The precipitating event to bring this to fruition occurred on the evening of June 17, 2015.

A mass shooting took place at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, United States.

Nine people were killed, including the senior pastor, state senator Clementa C. Pinckney; a tenth victim survived. The congregation is one of the United States’ oldest black churches and has long been a site for community organization around civil rights.

Not living there, I’m not privy to the state’s politics, debates and local discussions. I’ve seen this political “personality” on the news recently. I’ve seen her impassioned expressions about the removal of this symbol of hate, racism and slavery.

Come to find out … it’s all a political ruse. She had no option and to “look good” in the many eyes that were watching, she had tried to be a spokeperson to do what was right. HortyRex©



I’m so sick of Nikki Haley getting so many accolades for undoing something that should never have been done in the first place.

She won the Governorship partly because her opponent wanted to take down the Confederate flag but she supported its presence.

Now she’s talking like this very compassionate person who just wants blah, blah, blah.

by Linda Hojem-Soderberg





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The month of June 2015 …. “Major Flag Stories”!!


~~June 26, 2015~~ 


A strong push to remove the Confederate battle flag from Capitol grounds in South Carolina and Alabama — as well as the shelves of major retailers — was sparked by the racially motivated killings of nine people inside a historic black church last week.

Long a controversial symbol, the flag can be seen in photos of the accused shooter, Dylann Roof. Roof, 21, used a “Stars and Bars” license plate holder on his car and can be seen waving the battle flag in other shots. Roof’s apparent embrace of the flag has energized its opponents and caused some politicians to rethink their previous support for its use.

Over the years, the Confederate battle flag has come to mean different things to different people in politics and pop culture. To many, it is emblematic of slavery, racism and the bloody battles that made the Civil War the deadliest conflict in U.S. history. But supporters of the flag say they see it as a memorial to slain Confederate soldiers.

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In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote on Friday, June 26, that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, writing for the majority in the historic decision, said gay and lesbian couples had a fundamental right to marry.

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family,” he wrote. “In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”

The decision, which was the culmination of decades of litigation and activism, set off celebrations across the country and the first same-sex marriages in several states. It came against the backdrop of fast-moving changes in public opinion, with polls indicating that most Americans now approve of the unions.

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Something to think about ….. “The First Memorial Day”!!


~~May 26,2015~~ 


Posted on San Francisco BayView

By James DeWolf Perry

As we pause to remember the nation’s war dead, it’s worth remembering that Memorial Day was first celebrated by Black Union troops and free Black Americans in Charleston, South Carolina at the end of the Civil War.

As historian David Blight recounts in his masterful book, “Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory” (2001), Charleston was occupied by Union troops in the spring of 1865, most white residents having fled the city. In this atmosphere, the free Black population of Charleston, primarily consisting of former slaves, engaged in a series of celebrations to proclaim the meaning of the war as they saw it.

The height of these celebrations took place on May 1, 1865, on the grounds of the former Washington Race Course and Jockey Club, an elite facility which had been used by the Confederates as a gruesome prison and mass grave for unlucky Union soldiers. Following the evacuation of Charleston, Black laborers had dug up the remains of Union soldiers, given them a proper burial, and built the trappings of a respectful cemetery around the site to memorialize their sacrifice.

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Google Doodle ….. Althea Gibson’s 87th birthday: August 25, 2014!!


~~August 25, 2014~~ 

Althea Gibson’s 87th birthday

Tennis Legend Althea Gibson Honored with Animated Google Doodle

Gibson was the first African-American to win the U.S. Nationals and Wimbledon tennis championships.

Monday’s Google Doodle, August 25, 2014, pays tribute to black tennis star and barrier breaker Althea Gibson, who paved the way for tennis greats including Venus and Serena Williams.


Gibson, who was born on Aug. 25, 1927, was the first black person to take the title at Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals. The Harlem-raised Gibson was also the first African-American named the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year in 1957; she won again in 1958.

~Childhood in Harlem~

Althea Gibson was born in Silver, South Carolina, on August 25, 1927. She was the first of Daniel and Anna Washington Gibson’s five children. Her parents worked on a cotton farm, but when she was three years old the family moved north to the Harlem area of New York City. Gibson caused a lot of problems as a child and often missed school. Her father was very strict with her on these occasions, but he also taught her to box, a skill that he figured would come in handy in the rough neighborhood the Gibson family lived in.

~Tennis success~

When Gibson was ten years old, she became involved with the Police Athletic League (PAL) movement known as “play streets.” PAL was an attempt to help troubled children establish work habits they would need later in life. In 1940 PAL promoted paddle ball (a game similar to handball except that it is played using a wooden racket) competitions in Harlem. After three summers of playing the game Gibson was so good that the Cosmopolitan Tennis Club sponsored her to learn the game of tennis and proper social behavior.


TIME wrote of Gibson in 1957: “Lean, tall and well-muscled (5 ft. 10½, 144 Ibs.), Althea Gibson is not the most graceful figure on the courts, and her game is not the most stylish. She is apt to flail with more than the usual frenzy, and she often relies on ‘auxiliary shots’ (e.g., the chop and slice). But her tennis has a champion’s unmistakable power and drive.”

Gibson died in October 2003 in East Orange, N.J.


On Monday, August 25th, Google revealed an animated Google Doodle dedicated to tennis champion Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) for what would have been her 87th birthday.

Often compared to Jackie Robinson, Gibson was the first black athlete to cross the color barrier in international tennis, and she was also a professional golfer.

“She is one of the greatest players who ever lived,” said Robert Ryland, a tennis contemporary and former coach of Venus and Serena Williams. “Martina couldn’t touch her. I think she’d beat the Williams sisters.”

Known for her grace and athleticism, in 1956 she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title (the French Open). That following year she won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals (precursor of the U.S. Open), then won both again in 1958, and was voted Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press in both years.




~~Althea Gibson Google Doodle~~

~~Published on Aug 25, 2014~~

Google shows a Doodle for Althea Gibson’s 87th Birthday on 25th August, 2014. 

Althea Gibson was an American tennis player and professional golfer. She was the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis.

Gibson was born on August 25, 1927 in South Carolina.

In 1956 she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title (the French Open). Gibson Won 5 Grand Slam Singles Titles & 6 Grand Slam Doubles Titles.

She Was Inducted Into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1971.


Read below some inspiring Quotes of Althea Gibson.

“No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.”

“Being champion is all well and good, but you can’t eat a crown.”

“Most of us who aspire to be tops in our fields don’t really consider the amount of work required to stay tops.”

“In the field of sports you are more or less accepted for what you do rather than what you are.”


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Heather Elvis …. Young woman missing from Myrtle Beach!!

~~June 18, 2014~~ 

Heather Elvis (age 20) of Socastee, an area located near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was reported missing after her car was found abandoned near Peachtree Landing located along the Waccamaw River on Thursday night, 12/19/2013. Heather’s latest phone call was made at about 3:00 a.m. early Wednesday morning, 12/18/2013.

Heather is described as a white female with brown eyes and brown hair. 

Tip Line: 843-915-TIPS(8477) or 843-915-5350 Main Police Number, or Just call 911 to get a quick response. 

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Volunteer groups continue to search for missing 20-year-old Heather Elvis in the wake of murder charges filed against a married couple alleged to be responsible for her death.

Elvis vanished after returning home from a first date on the night of December 17.

Neither Heather nor her body have been found.

“This whole thing right now is turned into legal posturing,” Heather’s father Terry Elvis said.

“The one thing I keep seeing day in, day out is that people are forgetting what this is about – what it’s about is that this is still not done. I haven’t found my daughter.”

Sidney Moorer, 38 — whose name was listed in Horry County’s original police report on Heather’s disappearance — and Tammy Moorer, his wife, are charged with kidnapping and murder. Both defendants were also charged with obstruction of justice and indecent exposure.

Arrest warrants for Sidney and Tammy Moorer state that law enforcement had probable cause to believe that the couple killed Heather Elvis at the Peachtree Boat Landing, where her car was found abandoned on December 19.

Police declined to comment on the nature of the evidence forming the basis for the murder charges, except to say that multiple pieces of evidence were found during a search of the Myrtle Beach couple’s house and property. Another home on the property, occupied by Tammy Moorer’s parents, was also searched.

According to, Heather Elvis’ phone call history shows calls between Elvis and Sidney Moorer in the early morning hours of December 18.

Police have declined to comment on the nature of Heather’s relationship with Moorer.

Terry Elvis said he had never heard of Sidney or Tammy Moorer until he began searching through Heather’s phone call records and Googled the number. In an e-mail response to a request for comment, Sidney Moorer’s attorney Kirk Truslow wrote, “Sidney has no connection to, nor knowledge of, any facts surrounding the disappearance of Heather Elvis.”

“Moorer is currently incarcerated awaiting a bond hearing which unfortunately will not occur until the week of March 17,” he wrote.  

A call to Tammy Moorer’s attorney was returned; however, no statement was provided before publication of this article.

“They can focus on the case until hell freezes over, but it’s not going to fix anything,” Heather’s father said. “It’s not going to bring resolution, unless somebody can tell me where she’s at. It’s not going to bring happiness if someone is found guilty. Not joy. Not elation. This is a lose-lose situation.”

Despite his frustration, Terry Elvis said he is extremely proud of law enforcement doing everything in its power to bring justice in the case.

“There have been times when I’m so angry that I can’t see straight,” he said, “but that’s the reflection of the blind rage of a father … totally consumed with finding my daughter.”


~~Heather Elvis Community’s Daughter~~

~~Uploaded June 16, 2014~~


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