Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Just when I'm feeling some fondness for the state of my birth. Tim's photos of wildlife and his travels are incredible; these, though, broke my heart.

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Blogger David said...

Lynette I find your compassion inspiring. I wish some of the commenting community over at JMG could look past themselves enough to find some compassion for others.

January 28, 2009 11:41 AM  
Blogger Willym said...

The minute I saw this I knew I didn't want to click on the link. I did and became heart sick. How stupid, cruel and senseless!

January 28, 2009 12:10 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

That is despicable, disgusting and cruel. My heart breaks...

January 28, 2009 2:33 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

I hope I left a story for him to offset this scene...I'm still dumbfounded after my own wonderful experience a couple of weeks ago with a beautiful coyote in the snow of the Sierras....such sadness. My Dad and brothers are hunters, and never have I ever seen them have such disrespect for their prey.

January 28, 2009 8:59 PM  
Blogger Wordsmith said...


January 30, 2009 5:45 AM  
Blogger Natasha said...

I just can't click on the link. My hormone level today precludes me. I'll be weepy forever if I do, I just know it.

I've been meaning to thank you for the community garden link...very interesting. Have there been any stories on this that you know of in one of the local papers?

January 30, 2009 8:56 AM  
Blogger evilganome said...

As a country boy, I have to say I am completely revolted by this! I have no idea what sort of sick pleasure someone got from such cruelty.

January 30, 2009 6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you completely about the horror of these needless crimes. I also can't help but think there seems to be almost an implied warning in these images to the human menace the murderers of these animals may wish to keep out. Scary on many levels.

January 31, 2009 7:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just don't have words for this cruelty. It is just too awful.

February 01, 2009 7:03 PM  
Blogger Tate said...

I am glad I wasn't there to witness that. I could very easily dispatch of someone that expresses such joy in cruelty to a defenseless creature. I know that sounds harsh, but it is true nonetheless.

February 02, 2009 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cruel, inhumane and despicable. Much like pulling a living baby out of a womb and destroying it. I don't understand how you can condemn this, but condone the latter.

February 06, 2009 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armageddon Thru To You

If you've been wondering why it seems like the world around us is unraveling, it's because the last days as foretold in the bible are now upon us. Just as it was 2000 years ago, many were unable to discern the signs of Jesus Christ's first coming (Mat 16:3), as will many concerning his second coming, which will occur very soon. Yes many have proclaimed a similar sentiment many times in the past, but their errors have no bearing on today other than to lull you into spiritual apathy, and that too was prophesied to occur in the last days.

If you're not a believer in Jesus Christ because you're an atheist, consider that the underlying impetus for your disbelief is most likely borne of pride and here's why:

When we die, if you as an atheist were right, then there is no upside or downside for anyone regarding the afterlife. We will all simply cease to exist

However if we Christians were right about our belief in the afterlife, then we will be given eternal life and you as an atheist will receive eternal damnation

Given the choices, the position held by an atheist is a fools bet any way you look at it because the atheist has everything to lose and nothing to gain. It is tantamount to accepting a “heads I win, tails you lose” coin toss proposition from someone. And that someone by the way is Satan (see Ephesians 6:12).

The only way to explain the attitude held by an atheist is pride, pure and simple. The intellectually dishonest and/or tortured reasoning used by atheists to try and disprove the existence of God is nothing more than attempts to posture themselves as superior (a symptom of pride). And as anyone who has read their bible knows, this is precisely the character flaw that befell Lucifer, God's formerly most high angel. (Isaiah 14:12-15). Is it any wonder then why the bible is so replete with references to pride as the cause of mankind's downfall?

Pride permeates our lives and burdens us in ways that most of us seldom recognize. Ironically, pride is the one thing that can blind someone to things even the unsighted can see. And sadly pride will blind many with an otherwise good heart, to accepting the offer of eternal salvation that Christ bought and paid for with his life.

In any event, if you're an atheist, I wish you only the best for every day of the rest of your life because for you, this life is as close to heaven as you'll ever get, but for believers in Christ, this life is as close to hell as we'll ever get.

If you're not a believer and follower of Jesus Christ because you are of another faith, please take the time to very carefully compare your faith to Christianity and ask yourself, why is the bible the only religious book with both hundreds of proven prophecies already fulfilled as well as those being fulfilled today? No other religion can claim anything remotely close to this fact. Many Christians who are serious students of bible prophecy are already aware of the role and significance of bible prophecy in foretelling end time events. God gave us prophecy as evidence of his divine holiness to know the begining from the end (Isa 46:10). God also believed prophecy to be so important that to those willing to read the most prophetic book in the bible, the Book of Revelation, he promised a special blessing (see Rev 1:3), and this is the only book in the bible that God gives its reader a special blessing for reading. Something to think about.

Don't risk losing Christ's offer of eternal life by not accepting him as your savior and by thinking that the bible is nothing more than a compilation of unrelated and scattered stories about people who lived 2,000 plus years ago. If you take the time to study (not just read) the bible, you will literally be shocked to learn things you would have never imagined would be revealed in it. Did you know that like parables, God also uses particular months and days in the Jewish calendar, Jewish Feasts and customs, solar and lunar phases, celestial alignments, gematria (Hebrew numerology) early bible events and more as patterns and models to foretell future events?

Consider the following interesting facts about the bible that testify to its God-inspired authorship:

Did you know that in Gen 12:2, God said he would bless Israel?. How else can you explain the grossly disproportionate level of success achieved by Jewish people as a tiny minority in the world, especially after all they have gone through? And how can you explain the success achieved by the tiny nation of Israel, surrounded by enemies outnumbering them 100 to 1 and yet still they remain victorious in all their wars?

Did you know that as evidence to indicate that Israel is the epicenter of the world from God's point of view is the fact that languages to the west of Israel are written and read from left to right as if pointing to Israel, and languages from countries to the east of Israel are written and read from right to left, again as though pointing to Israel. Just a coincidence, you say? I think not.

Did you know that the six days of creation and seventh day of rest in Genesis is a model for the six thousand years of this age (ending very soon), that is to be followed by a 1,000 year millennial reign by Christ (see 2 Peter 3:8)? Adam was born sometime prior to 4000 B.C., therefore our 6000 years are almost up.

Did you kow that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is hidden in the meaning of the Hebrew names listed in the genealogy of the book of Genesis (Research it online)? To deny this was God-inspired, one has to instead believe that a group of Jewish rabbis conspired to hide the Christian Gospel right inside a genealogy of their venerated Torah, which is not a very plausible explanation.

Did you know that solar eclipses, which the bible describes as the sun being black as sackcloth, and lunar eclipses, which the bible refers to as blood red moons, have prophetic meaning? Research it online. God showed Adam (and us) his plan for man's redemption through the use of celestial alignments. (research Mazzaroth online)

Did you know that much of the symbolism in the book of revelation refers to planetary alignments that will occur when certain events occur as prophesied? These planetary alignments also explained the birth of Christ, just search out The Bethlehem Star movie on the Internet.

Did you know that the references in Eze 39:4-17 and Rev 19:17-21 in the battle of Gog/Magog and Armageddon respectively, in which birds of prey will eat the flesh of the dead in battle from two enormous wars is based on fact? The largest bird migration in the world consisting of bilions of birds (34 species of raptors and various carrion birds) from several continents converge and fly over Israel every spring and fall. Coincidence? I think not.

Did you know that Hebrew numerology, also known as Gematria, and the numbers with biblical and prophetic significance are hidden in the Star of David? Google the video called "Seal of Jesus Christ"

Did you know that the seven Churches mentioned at the beginning of the Book of Revelation describe the seven stages the Church will go through?

There are literally hundreds of hidden messages in the bible like these that testify to the fact that the bible was God inspired, and statistically speaking, are all exponentially beyond the likelihood of any coincidence. You can find them yourselves if you only take the time to look into it. Remember Proverbs 25:2 "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings".

And finally, if you are Catholic, or one who subscribes to the emergent Church or seeker-friendly Church movement, please compare the doctrine taught, advocated or accepted by your Church, with the actual bible, notwithstanding some new-age version of the bible. And remember that although the bible is often referred to as the living bible, the word "living" was never intended to imply in any way that the bible "evolves" over time to meet, or be consistent with, the standards of man. It's just the opposite.

Well, am I getting through to you? If not, the answer might be explained in the response given by Jesus Christ in his Olivet discourse when he was asked by his disciples why he spoke the way he did (in parables, etc.) in the book of Matthew 13:10-16. What Jesus said could have easily been paraphrased more clearly as "so that the damned won't get it". Why did Christ respond the way he did when asked why he spoke this way? Is there something about pride (the bible says there is) that closes one's heart to seeing or hearing the messages supernaturally hidden in bible parables, models, typologies, and similes, etc.? That should give you something to think about, but don't take too long. Time is now very short.

If it sometimes seems like there are powers at work behind the powers we know, remember what it says in Ephesians 6:12 "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." If you study the bible, it will become clearer.

And by the way, if you are a scoffer, this too was prophesied to occur in the last days. See 2 Peter 3:3.

Thank you and God Bless you! (at)

February 08, 2009 1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats so messed up.

February 10, 2009 2:08 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'm with Tater on this.

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. - Gandhi

February 10, 2009 11:17 PM  
Blogger Tate said...

Oh goodie! The fundie whack jobs have found your site and are leaving their deranged comments! Pass the popcorn!

February 11, 2009 7:42 AM  
Blogger TR Ryan said...

Love my Belle!

February 15, 2009 4:18 PM  
Blogger more cowbell said...

I couldn't click the link either.

Tater, pass that popcorn ...

February 15, 2009 7:34 PM  
Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

I grew up on a farm in Oklahoma and know that coyotes can be a pest but could never imagine any justification of this. It reminds me of why I am glad I left there long ago and am in San Francisco.

February 17, 2009 1:32 AM  
Blogger Idabel Oklahoma said...

Where the hell is BAB? Keep checkin and she's still not here.

February 18, 2009 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello? It's been a while. We are overdue for some word from you. lol.

February 18, 2009 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the Ghandi quote above, but would also add, with the way it treats its unborn. IT blows my mind that you can be sickened by this (rightfully so) but brag about having a living human ripped out of your womb. What a bizarre and twisted set of moral standards.

February 18, 2009 9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous: i believe your choice to use the word "brag" is your own. You are attempting something known as transferrance and that is unfair, unfounded and a severe mistake on your own part that displays your ignorance not only about personal choice but your intolerance of others. So kindly look inside your own soul and there you will find the stones you are searching for.

February 18, 2009 10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope, I just think it's bizarre and cruel to be so upset by killing wolves, but not by killing babies.

February 19, 2009 2:26 PM  

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