Thursday, July 19, 2018
Did they mention the owner/organizer is a convicted child molester?
Apparently it is more important to the event organizer to ask "Did we mention the wine thing?" than to mention that the individual who is the event owner/organizer is a convicted child molester with lifetime sex offender registration will be on site for the event. This fact should be brought to the attention of anyone registering an/or attending this individual's events in order for them to decide if this is an event they wish to be involved with.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
As you can see in the above screen shots, this person claimed to be speaking on behalf of a greyhound named W.W. Flicka. This person is associated with an organization claiming to "protect dogs" in Florida. Now I have to ask, if a person is claiming to be about protecting dogs and speaking for a particular dog, would not such a person do all they can to find a dog they admit they do not know the “whereabouts” of?
When I heard about this testimony my first thought was that something just didn't add up. Individuals and organizations want the public to think and vote the way they tell them regarding greyhound racing in Florida and yet, they do not know the current location and condition of W.W. Flicka, a greyhound they not only claim to speak for but that they use as a poster child against racing. Do they really not know or just lied during testimony?
With that in mind I set out to discover where in the world is W.W. Flicka.
I posed the question to someone in April 2018 and received an answer - W.W. Flicka is on the farm.
Ok...that was easy.
In June 2018 I found myself in close proximity to the farm I was told that W.W. Flicka was at. I made a phone call and in less than 5 minutes I had the location verified. I then asked if I could visit and spend time with W.W. Flicka.
Without any hesitation the voice on the other end of the phone gave an enthusiastic "yes".
Ladies and gentleman, despite a particular person who claims to be speaking for W.W. Flicka, who stated for the record before the Florida Constitutional Committee that the whereabouts of W.W. Flicka was “unknown”, I am happy to report that W.W. Flicka whereabouts have never been unknown and all it took was asking one simple question.
W.W. Flicka is a happy, bouncy tiny girl who never stopped wagging her tail and giving kisses during my visit with her. Following are some photos of W.W. Flicka and myself taken by my wife who has granted me permission to reproduce the photos in this blog.
So, the next time you are indoctrinated with rhetoric from those who seek to protect dogs by banning racing in addition to making no effort to back up claims of unknown locations, ask yourself, why was it easier for them to testify that W.W. Flicka's whereabouts were unknown when it was always known by those who truly care and love greyhounds.
How is lying showing concern for the dogs? Why it's almost as if those who seek to destroy the greyhound industry wanted the public and the Florida Constitutional Committee to think that W.W. Flicka was missing...or worse.
#ProtectTheDogs, #ProtectTheGreyhounds, #VoteNoOn13, #FloridaCRC, #FloridaVotes
Saturday, June 23, 2018
caring FOR OUR COMMUNITIES
Hyatt Thrive, our corporate social responsibility platform. Our purpose of care
defines our practice of responsibility. By building strong communities and
fostering sustainable practices, we’re working to create an environment in
which people thrive. As the Hyatt footprint expands to meet the needs of a more
connected and traveled world, we have the opportunity—and the responsibility—to
grow with purpose and to protect our environment for generations to come.
The above is from https://about.hyatt.com
It has just been announced that a convicted child molester who must annually register as a lifetime sex offender has teamed up with a Hyatt brand hotel in Dewey Beach DE to hold an event in that hotel in October 2018. When Hyatt says they "care for the community" and that "everyone matters", it would seem by their action that this includes caring for child molesters/pedophiles and that their "sexual orientation" matters above those in the community who should morally and legally be protected from child molesters, pedophiles and sexual offenders.
Bravo Hyatt for taking that caring attitude and ensuring everyone matters including those who use sex to violate others. Perhaps now would be a good time for not only a rethink by Hyatt of their standards but also by the world community to rethink their support and patronage of Hyatt owned properties for trips and vacations.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Greyhound Nation, you are currently in a fight for survival. Some of you may not like what I’m about to say, but when has that ever stopped me from speaking up for what I believe in and the greyhounds I will forever stand up for.
If you truly wish to survive, stop doing the same old things. Realize this round is no longer in the legislative arena. The playing field is now in a state-wide campaign to destroy your livelihoods. The opposition is based on a value structure of hate and propaganda and manipulating the facts. Your first step must be to act professionally. No more stupidity on social media. No swearing. No duck faces. If you want to be taken seriously, act like it.
A leader needs to rise to the top and take charge. Without guidance, a plan, vision and/or a clear mission, the Greyhound Nation is running amok. A leader needs to put together an experienced team that can manage the message and keep all up to date in a timely fashion. Can we afford to have our message be presented as if we are coyotes scratching fleas? We need individuals that present themselves as professional, accurate and knowledgeable members of our cause.
I call on the National Greyhound Association to step up and save the Greyhound Nation and bring aboard a leader to lead us against the evils that want to destroy greyhound racing.
This is not a state legislative issue, it is currently a state-wide campaign, it is an issue that affect every state with greyhound racing and greyhound farms. And no matter what side of the issue you take, it is also an issue that will impact greyhound adoption organizations.
We CAN do this. Let the nation see who has real values built on honesty, integrity and let them see that those opposing greyhound racing have values based on hate, manipulation and political deals.
We need to remove the "me" and "I" from the landscape and look to a leader that can guide us as one.
You can fool yourself. You can cheat until you are blind. It not only can happen, it IS happening. We can change the future if we reach for survival with a strong, honest and forceful leader and save Greyhound Nation.
Friday, May 4, 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
In their newest hunt to destroy all and sundry regarding the racing greyhound, a “humane advocate protector” organization recently stated they will ask the Florida voters one simple question “Would you treat your dog this way?
What if the Florida voters learned that this same organization has a board member who was accused of “abusing” greyhounds several years ago? Does the “humane advocate protector” leadership and fellow board members fully vet anyone associated with the organization?
Several years ago, several people witnessed what at the time they called greyhound abuse by the head of an adoption program. At some point, after the adoption program head met privately with the witnesses, several backed out of the claim but it is my understanding no disinterested party could investigate the charges. The person and several witnesses quickly left an organization that would have investigated the charges and made factual determination if greyhound abuse had taken place.
While an investigation was not able to be conducted due to the principal’s departure from the organization, just knowing that action was witnessed and reported makes one wonder if the “humane advocate protector” organization has the right to ask anyone “Would you treat your dog this way?” when one of their board members may have done exactly what the “humane advocate protectors" often pillory greyhound trainers for doing?
We will never have the true facts from all involved in the situation but based on their previous actions, if this was someone on the greyhound racing side the “humane advocate protectors” would be running to every media outlet with the story regardless of documented facts and asking, “Would you treat your dog this way?”
So how would you treat your pet dog(s) in an extreme situation if their safety was at risk?
Monday, April 23, 2018
Someone recently ran a back-ground check on an individual who currently represents the “humane advocate protectors” organization as a lobbyist in State of Florida. This individual was at one time in charge of the department that oversaw greyhound racing in the State of Florida and would have hired many of those who currently oversee greyhound racing or very least be on very friendly terms with many in the department.
For disclosure, I did not run the report, nor did I ask for it to be run. The report has been shared with me in full. I will share one very disturbing part of this report:
Even more disturbing that the organization pushing a ban on greyhound racing in the State of Florida may have hired an individual with a crack cocaine problem to lobby for them as they focus on negligible amounts of substances in a very small number of drug tests of racing greyhounds.