Monday, September 22, 2008

Good Deed For The Day

So many charities, so little time. Want to donate, but feel overwhelmed in making the decision of where or what to donate to? I choose a couple that may be of interest to you and included a little description from each from their websites. Have another charity in mind? Check out, which evaluates over 5,300 charities and their financial health.

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization—backed by 10 million Americans, or one in every 30. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people. We are America's mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond.

Our mission statement: Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty.

We work to reduce suffering and to create meaningful social change for animals by advocating for sensible public policies, investigating cruelty and working to enforce existing laws, educating the public about animal issues, joining with corporations on behalf of animal-friendly policies, and conducting hands-on programs that make ours a more humane world. We are the lead disaster relief agency for animals, and we provide direct care for thousands of animals at our sanctuaries and rescue facilities, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and mobile veterinary clinics.

We celebrate pets, as well as wildlife and habitat protection. We are the nation's most important advocate for local humane societies, providing shelter standards and evaluations, training programs, direct support, and national conferences. We are building a Humane Wildlife Services program to provide homeowners and businesses with humane and effective solutions to conflicts with our wild neighbors. The HSUS publishes All Animals, a membership magazine, and Animal Sheltering, a bi-monthly magazine for animal sheltering professionals.

We confront national and global cruelties through major campaigns targeting the barbaric practices of dogfighting and cockfighting; abusive puppy mills where dogs are treated not like family but like production machines; the worst cruelties of factory farming in modern agribusiness such as confinement of animals in crates and cages; inhumane and unsporting hunting practices such as "canned hunts" of captive exotic animals; the slaughter of American horses for export to foreign countries where horsemeat is considered a delicacy; and the clubbing of baby seals and other animals for the commercial fur trade. Our track record of effectiveness has led to meaningful victories for animals in Congress, state legislatures, courtrooms and corporate boardrooms.

We stand together and unite our voices to raise public awareness and mobilize a massive response to the atrocities in Sudan's western region of Darfur.
Responding to a rebellion in 2003, the regime of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and its allied militia, known as the Janjaweed, launched a campaign of destruction against the civilian population of ethnic groups identified with the rebels. They wiped out entire villages, destroyed food and water supplies, stole livestock and systematically murdered, tortured and raped civilians. The Sudanese government's genocidal, scorched earth campaign has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives through direct violence, disease and starvation, and continues to destabilize the region. Millions have fled their homes and live in dangerous camps in Darfur, and hundreds of thousands are refugees in neighboring Chad. Violence continues today. Ultimately, the fate of the Darfuri people depends on establishing a lasting and just peace in all of Sudan and in the region.
We are committed to the goals that the Save Darfur Coalition advocates for, including:
Ending the violence against civilians;
Facilitating adequate and unhindered humanitarian aid;
Establishing conditions for the safe and voluntary return of displaced people to their homes;
Promoting the long-term sustainable development of Darfur; and
Holding the perpetrators accountable.
We call on the United States, other governments, the United Nations and regional organizations to focus their efforts on ending this crisis.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Oh So Privileged!

New fav this season? Privileged on the CW. I have never been a fan of the CW, it's always the same teen drama BS, however I watched the series premier of Privileged last night with Reba's Joanna Garcia and I was really impressed. Good story line, great characters! Anyone else watch it? Take a click on the picture to find out more!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

It's Baaaaack....

Yes, I am talking about football. The season I have dreaded for a few months now. I don't think it would be as bad if it wasn't taking over my life! Everywhere I go, football. Everything anyone talks about, football. The one thing that keeps me from hanging out with my darling boyfriend on Sundays, football. HELP! If it wasn't so damn complicated, maybe I could sit down and actually try to follow it. Just when I think I understand what a blitz is, someone's gotta break it to me that there are many kinds of this thing they refer to as a blitz. Well $%#@, Blitz This! (holding up middle finger). I am however, going to give it a fair shot this season. I'll keep you posted.

Now I'd like this time to say a prayer.

Dear God,

Please help me with the things I cannot control such as football rage and please give me an understanding for this thing called a blitz. On Sundays God, please give me the strength to hold back my angry words towards my boyfriend when he tells me that he doesn't want to go to breakfast because footballs on, please give me a better opportunity such as...I Thanks, God, you're the man.

In J.C.'s name,

Monday, September 8, 2008

WooHoo!, She Didn't Do It Again

It's so good to see Ms. Britney back in the game. Last night at the VMAs she looked great and back to the old Britney we all know and love.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Video Of The Month. Love it!

Why is this the cutest/funniest moment ever? It's great to see something like this when things have been so serious with all the political campaigning. I think Palin will make a great impression as Vice President, she's real and comes across as just a typical American. And what a cute family!