Susie Duncan Sexton's Blog - Posts Tagged "buck"

Tears HOT run down my face.
View hectic human race
In stills and videos!
Killers too proudly pose
Alongside fallen prey.
"Stop!" Many of us pray.
Let our voices be heard --
And fresh consciousness stirred.

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Inspired by this blog post by my friend Shannon Wright

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Some nice comments recently received:

From Paul Clifford Schrade: "Thank God we have our Susies who can help to preserve our past which has so may redeeming virtues. We don't have that much in our shiny jet travel present day that is really worth bragging about!!"

From Akiko Motomura: "Thank you so much Susie! It's so kind. xx You're amazing! Thanks Susie. ♡...You've got a wonderful mom Roy Sexton. :-)"

From Beverley Holden: "you're doing a fab job..x thank you x...Thank you for all you do..x We just love animals and HATE what happens to them :("

From Kat-Kelly Heinzelman: "I love your page, Miss Susie. Hope things are good with you."

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Read about movies and nostalgia, animal issues and sociopolitical concerns all discussed in my book Secrets of an Old Typewriter - print and ebook versions available. Also available in both formats at Amazon.com

Meet other like-minded souls at my facebook fan page

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my continuing discussion about Indiana Congressman Marlin Stutzman takes the form of a letter to the editor in today's Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. Read it by clicking here.

make politicians accountable and responsive to all who live...not just to special interests and those who finance their campaigns. an epidemic of self-interest among our elected officials...stop them in their tracks. animals are at the bottom of the barrel. always.

here is the text of the letter:

Stutzman ignores us

So many Hoosier voices now gather momentum to express dismay that the votes of a large and burgeoning portion of “Representative” Marlin Stutzman’s constituency do not matter. His stubborn advocacy for deregulation of the farm industry is revelatory of startling self-interest and the resultant desire to please only those who eased him into public office under most confusing circumstances, twice now.

Floods of canned letters from this fellow’s staff — outlining why he supports only the agricultural voting bloc and caters to special interests rather than insisting upon the humane treatment of animals — pile into heaps upon the desks and kitchen tables of concerned persons of both political persuasions. His franking privilege is alive and well.

Our representative pays no heed to our letters, emails, petitions or phone calls pleading for mercy extended to assorted varieties of sentient beings. Remember that this earth, in which we all have a stake, thankfully generates by the second more and more individuals whose concern resides in kindness, a fair appraisal of environmental issues and the welfare as well as rights of animals. We agree, in ever-increasing proportions, that we shall not support any future candidacy of Stutzman. We tax-paying, fair-minded citizens shall urge other fellow Hoosiers to join us as we look elsewhere for true representatives.

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i do my best and so do others who jump in to save lives every day! I love you people! ♥! =^..^= Keep up the great work on behalf of those who need dogged assistance to continue to live out their lives!

From John Staggs: "Susie, you are so kind and care so much!!!!!! thank you so much."

From Tressa Marie: "Great letter Susie wrote! Bless her and all she does for our animal friends. Sending her respect and hugs ♥"

From Beverley Holden: "Susie is always on the money."

From Nancy Hartman: "Susie, I am so very, very thankful that there are so many loving and caring people like you and so many others like you, who go out of there way to try their best to find loving homes for the dogs and cats out there. You all never give up on finding homes for them all, and I love you all for being a loving person to are dogs and cats out there."

From Edward Levine: "Why is it that everything that Susie Sexton says is so logical, so easy to understand, makes such complete sense, is so compassionate that even the dullest knives in the drawer can understand it......I have to believe it's not that they can't comprehend it, it's that they don't want to comprehend it........I think that not wanting to understand it is more scary and more dangerous then not understanding it in the first place........."

From Shannon Basner: "Thank you Susie! It is all of us that will make the difference, especially through the challenges...There is just too much ignorance and egos in this world. Just be nice and thoughtful and you'd be amazed how things could change....We live in a very selfish time, where no one appreciates the world around them and bitterly complains, while doing nothing about it....You do make a difference, each and every day. It is your voice along with so many that can make a change even if it is for one animal at a time. Your posts, your page, your compassion is very evident in your posts. I have to believe that things can change for the better, these animals need that from all of us."

From Madeleine Fisher-Kern: "I can't take this anymore. One story is more horrific and extreme than the previous. It's like humanity is sinking in quick sand...I would burst like a balloon filled with water and dropped to the ground. I would feel better if our words carried some weight with those who don't know already how endangered humanity is in the way we treat each other and the animals who share this planet. It is a sign of human deterioration. There is no thought any more to civility and without civility there is chaos....Words are better than bullets. Unfortunately, the NRA is not in agreement."

From Kamini Christina Merner: "Good morning or afternoon, Susie (afternoon here). I wish you a lovely, joyful day. May your pen never stop!! I was filled with such anger yesterday, my heart hurt when I read the news that Buck, the blind Elderbull had been found dead. He was failed at every point by those who were supposed to *rescue* him. The sight of his poor body laid in that electrical shaft shook me to the core. There were no loving arms to guide him back to the light, he died afraid and alone,failed by humans. Today I have strengthened my resolve to do what I can to find out the answers to his death, his life must not go unmarked."

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oh, yes, the challenges provide the lessons that i wish i had been born knowing rather than learning as time progresses. could have done so much more throughout a lifetime. wishing we could educate young people to enhance their own lives with such unqualified caring about others.

...ignorance and egos...and "nice and thoughtful"...can you imagine that? glad i know nice and thoughtful people like those quoted above! i sorta remember what it was like once...really was...nobody even says THANK YOU these days...seriously...

...my husband and i just sit and shake our heads after we make an attempt to do something worthwhile. this world is unreal. totally unreal. honestly, social graces are totally dead.

humanity IS sinking in quicksand...head first...like ostriches...i see it all around, don't you? we cannot believe what we observe. if there were no voices like ours, i would want to stop living. thanks for your mind...and your compassion and your bravery for telling the truth.

...i am so overwhelmed by these tragic stories and cannot imagine being apathetic to the need to get others involved and to address the root of the problem...to encourage empathy...to relate lack of caring about animals to lack of concern about humanity...there is a direct link...all living souls matter...i get quite discouraged myself...but hop right back upon the horse after scratching my head in puzzlement that not everyone on this earth cares about the brutality and the ignorance which is the direct cause of suffering.

THE NRA IS THE DEVIL... no cigarette smoking? follow idiotic rules and regulations established by special interest groups? eat all the innocent animals that are over-bred and damaged and damaging and slaughtered by the second...and remember everyone has a right to purchase guns at the wal-mart? where do we begin? what kind of monsters are in charge? and how did "they" start calling the "shots" and how do we stop the madness?

my question is: how do we reach folks who refuse to stop and help us in this crucial battle to promote understanding and tolerance and love? a shameful condition...not to care at all.

...the issue is love, compassion, clear understanding and yes, tolerance. a caring atttitude is the sign of an intelligent mind in tune with a kind heart. and kindness does not mean playing dead and rolling over...being kind involves sorting through mind-sets and changing those behaviors which are harmful to other living beings. it is not easy and often not a popular stance to assume. i have many many war-wounds which are quite permanent...but scar tissue allows me to move on each day. you are just like i am!

the only comfort and thanks we need is/are the saving of lives with no fanfare...just no more killing and no more imprisonment and a gradual respect for all who live as we evolve to good sense and understanding.

postscript...

i hardly ever sleep...i wait until i simply drop and then sleep peacefully. if i try to sleep when everyone else does, i cannot ignore my aching heart and my stomach pain which have resulted from working 'round the click to help to save lives. yes, this is a holocaust...perpetrated by a wide variety of human beings who have lost all compassion and have only love for themselves. (period) but friends like those quoted above and those of you reading these words you give me my faith in humanity again. ♥ ♥ ♥

...so incredible to do what is correct and good for all...animals and ourselves. when folks prattle on about their recipes and their bods and continue to eat meat, i just cannot believe it. i am not an eyeball roller or a sigh-er, but i admit when i see humanity gathered at a buffet/ smorgasbord/cafeteria/restaurant/outside "grill" and they are worse looking than the really actually attractive and appealing pigs they demean and make fun of and EAT (mammals cannibalizing other mammals!) animals piled high upon their plates, i do roll my eyes and i sigh.

thanks to those HUMANS who restore my confidence in being a human. some days i do not even approve of the word "human"... but when our species behaves and is compassionate and brilliant and caring, the word is meaningful once again...human...ALWAYS needs an "-e" though at all times. HUMANE!!!!!

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Read about movies and nostalgia, animal issues and sociopolitical concerns all discussed in my book Secrets of an Old Typewriter - print and ebook versions available. Also available in both formats at Amazon.com

Meet other like-minded souls at my facebook fan page

Visit my author website at www.susieduncansexton.com

Join a great group of animal advocates Squawk Back: Helping animals when others can't ... Or won't
Catch me and fellow author Danny Kemp on the Colin Lively Show - listen at this link.

Colin writes: "Now sit back and enjoy today's stirring episode of Sheepshead Bay Boulevard where we find Nora and Moe Willis sequestered is Nora’s private quarters. Oh, by the way, any similarity at all to movies, actors, and characters you may have seen in the past, such as Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Joe Gillis, Norma Desmond, creepy Beverly Hills mansion, or a fallen movie goddess is purely coincidental...Lunt and Fontanne. Rhett and Scarlett. Larry, Curly, and Moe. . . They are nothing compared to our ensemble cast!....Susie is the consummate star! Leaves Lauren Bacall in the dust."

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Other musings...

last night, i posted a status where i borrowed some excellent words from a lady on a string of a young euthanized dog...i do not want to engage in the posting of the many many tragedies but how do we get the great apathetic middle zone of humans to stop and care and help to stop all the crassness and brutality occurring every every second? we have to face the nightmarish facts.

...stunned sometimes by the lack of compassion among my fellow humans for the animal kingdom but upon review those folks were always totally self-involved...i have reversed that process and i have walked away from those in my life and on facebook who do not and WILL not ever give a damn...we obviously never had one thing in common and i would rather include people who care.

occasionally also when somebody is just "part way" interested in animal welfare, i kiss those folks good-bye, too.

killing is always wrong...not just "sometimes" evil. or when somebody gets all control freakish and forgets how sweet animals are and how much they need us to check our egos at the door.

to those reading this and understanding, we are of the same mind...and we are in our right minds! the stories i could share about the thugs i have met. not to be believed. and the nay-sayers...all they do is contemplate the fuzz in their own navels!

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...but then I get feedback like this, and it makes it all worthwhile...

From Kat Kelly-Heinzelman in reference to my Congressman Marlin Stutzman letters:

"You need to run for this man's place...you care not only for the human rights but the animals rights and it is about time we had someone who does and who will stand up for the animals who have no one else. Love you my dear friend and thank you for being the way you are. Right on about the rights of animals and their rights to be safe and sound just like all of us....So great to have you as a friend. I love reading your blogs. I'm learning something new all the time. Thank you for sharing your writings with all the rest of us. Hugs and much <3 Kat "

Thank YOU, Kat, for your kindness and compassion at every turn!

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Read about movies and nostalgia, animal issues and sociopolitical concerns all discussed in my book Secrets of an Old Typewriter - print and ebook versions available. Also available in both formats at Amazon.com

Meet other like-minded souls at my facebook fan page

Visit my author website at www.susieduncansexton.com

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Published on July 27, 2012 07:51 • 247 views • Tags: 3rd-district, agriculture, animal-activism, animal-rescue, animal-rights, animals, beverley-holden, buck, buffet, bushy-headed-stranger, cafeteria, chicken, colin-lively, columbia-city, congress, congressman, congressman-stutzman, creepy-beverly-hills-mansion, curly, dame-mae-whitty, danny-kemp, de-regulation, democrats, don-sexton, edward-levine, egg-products-inspection-act, eggs, elderbull, erich-von-stroheim, facebook, fans-of-susie-duncan-sexton, farm, farming, first-lady, fitness, flint, fort-wayne-journal-gazette, fundraising, gloria-swanson, grill, guy-kibbee, h-r-3798, health, holocaust, house-of-representatives, hr-3798, in03msima-mail-house-gov, indiana, industry, joe-gillis, john-staggs, judy-stadt, kamini-christina-merner, kat-kelly-heinzelman, larry, lauren-bacall, legislation, lobby, lobbying, lobbyist, lunch-and-judy, lunt-and-fontanne, madeleine-fisher-kern, marlin-stutzman, mayor, meryl-streep, moe, nancy-hartman, national-rifle-association, nature, nora-redmond, norma-desmond, nra, open-books, pac, paro-babu, penny-seats, politicians, politicos, poultry, recipes, regulation, representative, representative-stutzman, republicans, restaurant, rhett-and-scarlett, roy-sexton, secrets-of-an-old-typewriter, shannon-basner, she-loves-me, sheepshead-bay, smorgasbord, special-interest-groups, squawk-back, stutzman, sunset-boulevard, susie-duncan-sexton, susie-sexton, tangi-rogers-goeglin, terrorism, the-colin-lively-show, third-district, three-stooges, toni-albanese, tressa-marie, vegan, veganism, vegetarian, vegetarianism, wal-mart, washington-d-c, what-makes-sammy-run, www-pennyseats-org, www-stutzman-house-gov, www-susieduncansexton-com
Catch me and fellow author Danny Kemp (author of The Desolate Garden), entertainer and radio personality Judy Stadt, and our incomparable host Colin on the Colin Lively Show - listen at this link.

Colin writes: "This show is full of summer fun. We have another exciting installment of Sheepshead Bay Boulevard, week eight already! Colin, joined by Judy Stadt, Susie Sexton and The Kemps, bring us live radio theatre. If you’ve missed any of the episodes, you MUST listen to the archives and get caught up. Summer Movies- What are your favorites so far? The subject matter runs from...Magic Mike to Abe Lincoln as a vampire hunter. I don’t remember that in my history lessons. There’s the usual sequel-mania, Spiderman, MIB III, Batman. Storybooks on steroids-Snow White and the Huntsmen. Coming up in a few weeks, two movies that hopefully will be good: Sparkle, Whitney Houston’s last work, and Hope Springs with Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones."

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loving this feedback...

Thanks for the following kind words I received on yesterday's Homeward Angle column "NOVEL Ideas Lead to Royal(-ty) Pain." Read by clicking here:

Tressa Marie: "Thanks so much, Roy! As always, your Mom is just amazing!!... I love and feel honored when your Mom mentions me in her blogs!! So very nice and like I said, I am honored!! Much respect and gratitude to your Mom for all she does each day for our animal friends! Just an amazing woman! An inspiration to many! Thanks so much for sharing this with me, Roy ! Please give your wonderful Mom my warmest regards, respect and hugs!"

Terrie Holden: "Hi, thank you, great article as always xxx"

From Kat Kelly-Heinzelman: "Thank you, Susie - great article - love to read your stuff. Thanks, Roy, for tagging me in this article. Love you both. ♥"

From Paul Clifford Schrade: "Many thanks! Being with such distinguished people. Illuminating article!"

From Danny Kemp: "What a lovely thing to share!"

From Vicki Floren Blanche: "great article..very much proud of you.....and i sure need some writing lessons..my my......you have such rich vocabulary and your content is always 120% ...yes up there...i enjoy reading...yours truly......me...xoxo"

From Carol Bowman-Henderson: "Your mother is wonderful, and so are you, Roy ♥ I shared on my wall - God bless ♥"

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Thought you all might enjoy this piece! Wonderful op-ed piece by She Loves Me's very own "Ladislav Sipos" Brent Stansfield! All about the experience coming back to the theatre after a 20-plus-year sabbatical, and how fortunate for the Penny Seats that he decided to make his return with them! If you haven't had a chance to see Brent in this show, he is a fun/funny delight...here is an excerpt (read the rest at the link):

"This summer I am acting for the first time in 23 years and it has taught me something important about myself. Acting used to be stressful and scary: most things are stressful and scary in high school. But theater was the stressful, scary activity I chose. My school required us to engage in an athletic activity each term but allowed participation in a play instead. Most kids chose sports but I preferred theater because while both involved insecurity and fear, theater mixed these with serious themes: passion, character, soul, motivation. I remember motivation being particularly important. We thought a lot about motivation."

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Read about movies and nostalgia, animal issues and sociopolitical concerns all discussed in my book Secrets of an Old Typewriter - print and ebook versions available. Also available in both formats at Amazon.com

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