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All Stories About Obama’s Approval Rating Are Stupid

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I’ve seen a number of stories about President Obama’s approval rating.

I don’t read the stories, but I see the headlines.

(Above–Instead of wasting your time with silly stuff, visit the Univ. of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs U.S. President reference center.  Learn your history so you can understand the current day.)

One recent headline I saw said that Mr. Obama’s approval rating had fallen below 60% nationally.

Another said his approval rating had fallen to 49% in Ohio.

This thing is that Mr. Obama won the election nationally with 53 % and he won Ohio with 51%.

Given these numbers and given that we are not having another Presidential election for over three years, I think all stories about Mr. Obama’s approval rating are stupid.

I can’t always avoid seeing the headlines, but it sure is a waste of time to read the stories.

Here are state-by-state 2008 Presidential election results from the New York Times.

July 20, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 6 Comments

Terrible Coleslaw—Food Safety

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Recently, I brought home what had to be worst coleslaw ever.

(Above—Close-up of coleslaw.)

It was ready-made coleslaw that came in a tub that I bought at the supermarket.

My father says I’m crazy to buy this stuff. He says I’m just asking to get sick when I eat this stuff.

Still—It looked like it might be good and it is so easy to prepare.

You just scoop it out the tub and plop it on the plate.

My wife and I took one or two bites of this coleslaw and we could not imagine how bad it tasted.

I don’t know that it was a bad batch since I’ve not heard of an outbreak of coleslaw related disease—It was just awful.

My wife said that instead of calling it coleslaw that it should have been called “grosslaw.”

Grosslaw–Ha! I’ve been saying that word in my mind now for days. I’m so glad that I have a blog and that I can write the word “Grosslaw” on my blog for others to see.

Here is a history of coleslaw. It seems that some variation of coleslaw has been eaten ever since the Roman times.

Here is a link to many coleslaw and cabbage salad recipes

Even if the batch of coleslaw the wife and I had was not enough to make us sick, it is always good to know about food safety. 

Here are some excellent food safety tips from the Department of Agriculture.

Below are four essentials of food safety—

  • Clean — Wash hands and surfaces often.
  • Separate — Don’t cross-contaminate.
  • Cook — Cook to proper temperatures.
  • Chill — Refrigerate promptly.
  •  Here is the Food Safety Information Center at the National Agriculture Library of the Agriculture Department. 

    Here is a list of steps the Obama administration is taking to improve food safety as reported by Ag Weekly.

    Please take the needed steps to be certain that the food you eat and the food you prepare for others is safe.

    July 20, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 4 Comments

    I Think Being Dead Must Be Loud

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    I think dead must be loud because whenever in life I’m unable to get some peace and quiet, I feel like I’m half-dead.

    I think that when you die you enter a place of unceasing noise. That’s how you know you are dead–You’re unable to have a coherent thought without disruption.

    Being dead is like a state of being when you feel, for a moment at least, that you’d might as well be dead. Or when you feel  your mind is dead because you can’t think.

    Above is a painting of a Viking funeral by Frank Bernard Dicksee. The name of the painting is Funeral of a Viking. It is from 1893.

    Here is how this painting is described at the web home of the Manchester Art Gallery

    A Viking killed in battle is laid out in his boat which has been ceremonially set ablaze and is being pushed out to sea with the tide. Fire and water will combine to release the spirit, allowing the heroic warrior to enter Valhalla,the god Odin’s glorious Hall of the Slain.

    The vantage point that Dicksee has selected invites the viewer to feel they are part of the crowd gathered in the gloom for this ancient ceremony.

    Maybe being dead is more quiet if you’re pushed out to sea. But as the sea is not immune to people coming around and polluting and befouling it, I’m not so certain that death at sea is any less loud than anywhere else.

    July 19, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

    David Ortez Does Good Job Blogging About Houston Politics

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    Some good local blog coverage of Houston politics is being done by David Ortez.

    (Above–Houston City Hall. Here is some good history of Houston City Hall at City Mayors.com. City Mayors is well worth checking out—You’ll find a lot of information world cities and the people who run them.)    

    Not only is David running a fine blog, I met David for the first time a few days ago and he was not annoying. David was okay and I hope to see him again soon.

    David writes the blog David Ortez–A Political/Social Thought Blog.

    That is pretty good naming the blog after yourself. I never considered that when I started Texas Liberal. Seeing how David has named his blog, I wish I had given that idea some thought.

    David is going to work hard in the campaign season ahead to inform you–the blog reading public–about our races for Mayor of Houston and Houston City Council. Please check out what he is doing and offer him your support.

    July 19, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

    Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up With Facts About Texas President Mirabeau Lamar

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    Below is the weekly Texas Progressive Alliance round-up. The Texas Progressive Alliance is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas.

    Above is a picture of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar.  Mirabeau was the second President of the Republic of Texas. He served in this capacity from 1838 until 1841. Mr. Lamar lived from 1798 until 1859.  

    The excellent Handbook of Texas Online has a very good profile of Mr. Lamar.

    From this profile—

    “Born near Louisville, Georgia, on August 16, 1798. He grew up at Fairfield, his father’s plantation near Milledgeville…. As a boy he became an expert horseman and an accomplished fencer, began writing verse, and painted in oils….In 1828 he moved his wife and daughter, Rebecca Ann, to the new town of Columbus, Georgia, and established the Columbus Enquirer…Lamar was elected state senator in 1829 and was a candidate for reelection when his wife died on August 20, 1830. He withdrew from the race…. and in 1835 followed James W. Fannin, Jr.,qvto Texas.. By the time he reached Texas, Lamar’s health and spirits began to mend and he decided to settle in the Mexican province. Characteristically, he immediately declared for Texas independence, helped build a fort at Velasco, contributed three poems to the Brazoria Texas Republican,qv and hurried back to Georgia to settle his affairs….”

    There is a lot more in the Handbook.

    Here is a profile of Mr. Lamar from the Texas State Library & Archives Commission. At the archives, you can see original documents and letters as they were handwritten by Mr. Lamar.

    The round-up– 

    Off the Kuff suggests that a pro-science PAC could do a lot of good, nationally and in Texas.

    WCNews at Eye On Williamson reminds us that despite the brouhaha over transportation during the recently passed legislative session, TxDOT is still broken.

    CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is outraged at the way Texas Republican crony capitalism whips patients in hospitals and psychiatric facilities.

    Nat-Wu at Three Wise Men takes a look at the nation’s unemployment picture, and finds it’s even worse than the numbers make it appear. Continue reading

    July 18, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments

    Squid Attacks On Divers—Animals Right To Attack Humans Every Chance They Get

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    There have been a number of attacks on people by Humboldt Squid off the coast of California.

    (Above–A Humboldt Squid. It hates you.)

    Here is how it is reported in U.K’s Telegraph newspaper

    From the Telegraph—

    “The 5ft long creatures which can grow up to 100 pounds have been targeting scuba divers, yanking their cameras and clinging onto their wetsuits. The huge shoals of Humboldt squid have chased many veteran divers out of the water and are nicknamed el diablo rojo or red devils – for their rust-red colouring and aggressive behaviour. I wouldn’t go into the water with them for the same reason I wouldn’t walk into a pride of lions on the Serengeti,” said Mike Bear, a local diver. “For all I know, I’m missing the experience of a lifetime.”

    It’s not surprising that sea creatures or any kind of creature would want to attack a human being. Human beings make the Earth a kind of hell for animals.  

    Here is information from the American Institute for Biological Sciences about the ongoing massive wave of human-caused extinctions.

    From the Institute–

    “There is little doubt left in the minds of professional biologists that Earth is currently faced with a mounting loss of species that threatens to rival the five great mass extinctions of the geological past. As long ago as 1993, Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson estimated that Earth is currently losing something on the order of 30,000 species per year — which breaks down to the even more daunting statistic of some three species per hour. Some biologists have begun to feel that this biodiversity crisis — this “Sixth Extinction” — is even more severe, and more imminent, than Wilson had supposed.

    Look at this guy below with all those squid in his boat. That boat is a hell for squid.  

    This story from the Times of London details the negative impact of climate change on Humboldt Squid.

    Here are some facts about the Humboldt Squid from Squid-World.com.

    From Squid-World.com–

    “Also referred to as the jumbo squid, the Humboldt is one you do want to recognize. They aren’t as long as you would think with a name like that though. They only get to be about 7 feet long and weigh up to 100 pounds. They grow extremely fast though so those new offspring can get very large in a matter of months as long as they have enough food to nourish their bodies….They have the ability to change their colors from shades of red to shades of purple and then white as well. Some people used to believe this was for hiding but it is now believed it is for communication purposes. Due to the different colors the Humboldt squid is often misidentified.”

    I eat meat. I’ve eaten squid. Animals eat animals. But there is a big difference between eating what you need to live, and the way human beings treat animals and treat the Earth. Given how we treat each other, is it little surprise that we abuse every creature and every aspect of nature that we possibly can.

    I think it is time for animals to wise up and start hitting back.   

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    July 17, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

    Words And Thoughts Of Thomas Merton Are In Great Contrast To Grubby Support Of Catholic Church For Honduras Coup

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    I’ve been reading the book The Seven Storey Mountain by the late Catholic monk Thomas Merton. 

    ( Above–Thomas Merton. Merton lived 1915-1968.)

     Here is information about the life of Thomas Merton from The Thomas Merton Center.  

    Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk. Here is information about the Trappists.

    Here are the first three paragraphs from The Seven Storey Mountain—

    On the last day of January 1915, under the sign of the Water Bearer, in the year of a great war, and down in the shadow of some French mountains on the borders of Spain, I came into the world. Free by nature, in the image of God, I was nevertheless the prisoner of my own violence and my own selfishness, in the image of the world which I was born. That world was the picture of Hell, full of men like myself, loving God and yet hating Him; born to love Him, living instead in fear and hopeless self-contradictory hungers.

    Not many hundreds of miles away from the house where I was born, they were picking up the men who rotted in the rainy ditches among the dead horses and ruined seventy-fives, in a forest of trees without branches along the river Marne.    

    My father and mother were captives in that world, knowing they did not belong with it or in it, and yet unable to get away from it. They were in the world and not of it–not because they were saints, but in a different way: Because they were artists. The integrity of an artist lifts a man above the level of the world without delivering him from it.

    What a contrast there is between these words of thought and reflection, and the cheap and grubby support offered by the Catholic Church for the recent lawless coup in Honduras.  Please click here for background on the Honduras coup.  

    Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa has said that the coup is legal. This despite the fact that the President who was deposed, Manuel Zelaya, was the legally elected leader of Honduras.

    The reason the Cardinal seems to support the coup are the political differences between him and President Zelaya. Cardinal Maradiaga says that Mr. Zalaya is a backer of leftist President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.

    Aren’t these questions that should be resolved at the ballot box?

    Here are some basic facts about Honduras.

    The support of the Catholic Church for this right-wing coup recalls how Pope John Paul II and the Church attempted to end the Liberation Theology movement in Latin America. Liberation Theology sought to address the needs of the poor and those in need of help in Latin America who have often gone unacknowledged by the Church.  Please click here for facts about Liberation Theology.

    When will the Church advocate on a consistent  basis for the rule of law and for those who most need help and care in life? 

    (Below–Our Lady Of Suyapa Shrine in Tegucigalpa.) 

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    July 16, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

    Speaking The Words To Simple Gifts As Ship Passes Behind Me

    Above is a video of me speaking the words of the Shaker hymn Simple Gifts while standing on the eastern end of Galveston Island.

    The video runs just over 90 seconds.

    Behind me as I speak is a ship in Galveston Bay that is sailing out towards the Gulf of Mexico.

    Simple Gifts is one of my favorite songs in the world.

    If you click this link, you’ll see the lyrics and the song will play.

    The song was written by Joseph Brackett. Here are some very basic facts about Joseph Brackett.

    Here is some information about Shaker music.

    Here is some history of the Shakers.

    From that history—

    One of the numerous religious sects who emigrated to American shores in search of religious freedom, the Shakers followed Mother Ann Lee to the United States in 1774. Here they established several colonies– the first in 1776 at Nikayuna near Albany, NY–whose governing principles included celibacy and agrarian communal living.

    Here are some things you could see if you visited Galveston, Texas.

    Here are some facts about Galveston Bay.

    Here is the link to the Galveston Bay Foundation.

    Here is a link where you can track the location of ships around the world.

    Here is some history of ships and boats.

    The part of Simple Gifts I like best is where it says that to bow and to bend we should not be ashamed. I would like to live my life by that principle, but so far I have lacked the discipline to do so.

    July 15, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

    Calling All Smart Kids—Come To Texas To Compete For College Spots And Jobs Against Kids Who Get Right-Wing Education In Public Schools

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    The Texas State Board of Education is talking about changes in what  kids learn about history and social studies in public schools. They want to shift the curriculum away from the facts and towards the political and Christian right.

    Here is a Houston Chronicle article on the subject.   

    ( Above–A schoolhouse in Maryville, Tennessee where Sam Houston taught in the early 1800’s. Here is the link to the Sam Houston Memorial Museum in Huntsville, Texas. This schoolhouse in Maryville is open to the public and has an interesting history. Please click here to learn more about it.)

    The Wall Street Journal has also written about this subject. Here is the link to that story.  From the article—

    “The Texas Board of Education, which recently approved new science standards that made room for creationist critiques of evolution, is revising the state’s social studies curriculum. In early recommendations from outside experts appointed by the board, a divide has opened over how central religious theology should be to the teaching of history.”

    The articles here speak for themselves. What is to be taught is a right-wing inaccurate version of the facts. Parents, and all concerned citizens, can decide to take a role in this debate or they can just ignore it all.

    Here is the link to the Texas State Board of Education.

    People say that having kids changes you and that people care about their kids more than anything. What I see is apathy about education and parents who lack the imagination and the willingness to prepare kids for the demands of adulthood.

    I’m happy to be proven wrong on this— But it won’t be individual examples of great education and great parenting that impress. I know these things take place all the time.

    What will convince me is a well-educated society as a whole, and parents who take the time needed for their own kids and who are willing to meet the tax burden required to provide a decent education for all kids.  

    In the meantime, if you’ve got a smart hard-working kid, bring the kid to Texas and take advantage of the weak competition for college spots and good jobs. 

     From the Houston Chronicle article—

    Biographies of Washington, Lincoln, Stephen F. Austin? Not fit reading material for children in the early grades. Cesar Chavez? Not worthy of his role-model status. Christianity? Emphasize its importance. Such suggestions are part of efforts to rewrite history books for the state’s schoolchildren, producing some expert recommendations that are sure to inflame Texans, no matter their political leanings.

    The State Board of Education expects to start discussing new social studies curriculum standards this week, with members of the public getting their first opportunity to speak this fall and a final board vote next spring.

    The process is a long one with lasting impact: reshaping the social studies curriculum, including history, for 4.7 million Texas public school children. “This is something that every parent would want to be paying attention to… ”

    Curriculum standards are updated about every 10 years; the last social studies update came in 1997. According to a preliminary draft of the new proposed standards, biographies of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Stephen F. Austin have been removed from the early grades, said Brooke Terry of the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

    The early draft, which is likely to change multiple times in the coming months, also removes Independence Day, Veterans’ Day, and anthems and mottos for bothTexas and the United States in a section on holidays, customs and celebrations, she said. “You have the ability to shape the next generation on the beliefs about the government and the role of personal responsibility but also understanding our history and the principles that we want to pass down to our children,” Terry said. “With many of the suggested changes, I think we would be backtracking on many of the important things that people fight for in defense of our country.” Continue reading

    July 14, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

    Houston-Area Gun Violence—Gun Lobby And Gun Nuts Little More Than Accessories To Murder

    Below are some headlines from today’s Houston Chronicle.

    Woman shot outside Galleria-area Starbucks.

    Houston police kill naked gunman.

    Chambers (county) deputy killed, suspected gunman found dead.

    The Chambers County deputy, 31 year old Shane Detwiler, was killed by an occupant of a mobile home in a dispute over shutting off the water to the mobile home.

    I’ve written in the past that people’s rights to own guns will not be impacted by the fact that Barack Obama is President and that Congress is controlled by Democrats.

    The gun lobby has the political power to fight off most challenges to restrictions on gun ownership that might save lives. 

    Where I’ve been remiss is in not more clearly stating my views that I see the gun lobby and the most hardcore supporters of so-called gun rights as little more than accessories to murder. 

    People go around shooting each other down like dogs, and the gun nuts go on and on about threats to gun ownership that don’t exist.    

    I don’t have anything fully useful to say about that to do about this fact. I suppose that being obsessed with guns stops these crazies from doing more harm with their views about other questions in society.

    I don’t care about the legal definition of accessory to murder. This is a blog and not a courtroom. Nobody is on trial. I just want to be clear that if you’re one of these gun nuts that I see you as no more than a common criminal and street thug.

    July 14, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

    Sotomayor Hearings Would Be Better With Muppets—Transcript Of The Hearings

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    Confirmation hearings have begun for Sonia Sotomayor.

    Texas Liberal, your blog of record, has the transcripts for these hearings.

    Here they are…”Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.”

    Want to know what they’ll say tomorrow?

    Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.

    What are the chances Judge Sotomayor will not be confirmed? What are the chances that the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, is not a states rights bigot just updated for the modern day? 

    Abortion. Strict construction. Empathy— They will talk and talk and talk. It’s the same thing you’ve seen many times before. And like a wrestling match on TV, the outcome is already determined.

    These hearings will take the time of your life, and not even offer a good show in return like we got with the Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas hearings.

    I just don’t get how anybody could sit and watch these hearings.   

    Above is a picture of many Muppets. Think of how much better the Sotomayor hearings would be with Muppets. The Muppets could testify or they could replace the senators on the committee.  I mean this for real. The hearings would be great with Muppets. It would be best if the Muppets had their own material. But even if the Muppets said the exact things that would be said in the real hearing–That would still be great. I’d watch that.

    Here is a good history of The Muppet Show from the Museum of Broadcast Communications.

    None of this is to say that the Supreme Court does not matter. It does. Below are a number of Supreme Court reference links.

    Here’s the Supreme Court web home.

    Here’s a review of A People’s History of the Supreme Court by Peter Irons.

    Here’s a review of The U.S. Supreme Court–The Pursuit of Justice edited by Christopher Tomlins.

    Here’s a link to learn about some important cases in Supreme Court history.

    Here’s a list of all 110 Supreme Court Justices to date.

    It’s up to you to learn the things you need to know.

    July 13, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

    George Jefferson Demands $20 From Honky Bunker

    I recently watched a 35 year old episode of All In The Family. I’m up on pop culture as long as I have  35 years to catch up.

    In the episode I saw, Archie Bunker unknowingly passed a counterfeit $20 bill to George Jefferson. Archie was picking up dry cleaning from George at Jefferson Cleaners

    (Above you can watch the first segment of the show. Here is the link to next segment.  And here is the link to the final segment.)

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    When he saw that the $20 was no good,  George stormed over to Archie’s house, next door to his, and demanded $20 in real currency.

    George told Archie that if he did not give him the money that Archie would “be on the list of the ten most sorry honkies.” 

    Well—you can just imagine the trouble from that point on.

    Life is more complicated than in 1974. In terms of race, America is, in some respects at least, better than it was in 1974.  

    While there is little to be said for what race relations were in the era of fights over busing and not long after years of urban rioting, the black and white world of Archie Bunker and George Jefferson did make for better television than much of what is on today. 

    As someone who grew up watching All In The Family, I sometimes have to remind myself that race relations are  more nuanced today than in the past.  I’ve never quite gotten the sounds Archie and George yelling at each other out of my mind.

    One thing I’m reasonbly certain of–A black President named Barack Obama serving at the same time that much of black America still lives in borderline genocidal conditions of urban (and rural) poverty and despair, would not have been a future people would have imagined 35 years ago.  

    July 12, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

    Texas Progressive Alliance Round Up With Picture Of Texas, Australia

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    Below is the weekly roundup of the Texas Progressive Alliance. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas.

    Above is a picture of a town called Texas in the Queensland State in Australia. Looks a lot like a Texas town you might see in Texas, U.S.A.

    Here is some information about this town. It has a population of around 700.

    Here is the link to the town school in Texas, Queensland, Australia. 

    The round up–

    Neil at Texas Liberal says that while people went on about Michael Jackson, the U.S. Supreme Court was making it more difficult for black folks to get promoted at work.

    CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme thinks Manuel Banales should recuse himself from all things Mauricio Celis.

    Off the Kuff takes a look at what happened during the blink-and-you-missed-it special session.

    WCNews at Eye On Williamson has more on the impending statewide campaign of former Travis County as the draftronnie.com site goes live: Ronnie Earle is causing a stir.

    Continue reading

    July 11, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

    Shelia Jackson Lee Not At Funeral Of Deli Meat King Oscar Meyer

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    Packaged lunch meat king Oscar Meyer has died at the age of 95.

    Above you see a picture of Mr. Meyer’s funeral.

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has asked the Wienermobile be retired and that the Oscar Mayer company consider a line of vegetarian products.  

    (The name of the company is Oscar Mayer. Meyer is the correct spelling for the man who is a subject of this post.)

    Here is the web home of PETA.   Please click here to see what the folks at PETA think of the McDonald’s Happy Meal.

    Mr. Meyer’s death was noted at Meat International.com. It is also the 30th anniversary of Certified Angus Beef.

    As far as I know, Houston Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee was not at the service for Mr. Meyer.

    Congresswoman Jackson Lee has established a reputation for attending funerals and for speaking at these funerals.   

    Ms. Jackson Lee spoke at the memorial service for Michael Jackson. Below you see a picture of her at the service.

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    July 10, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

    Captive Dolphin Is Named Liberty—If You Go To These Shows, Please At Least Learn Something About Dolphins And The Ocean

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    The dolphin you see above is named “Liberty.”

    It should be named “Prisoner” because it is in dolphin jail.

    This dolphin prisoner lives at the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Park in Vallejo, California.

    The dolphin is called Liberty because it was born on the Fourth of July.

    Liberty, as seen in an Associated Press picture, was forced to do tricks on the Fourth of July for people visiting the park.    

    Even though it lives its life in a tank, the dolphin is called Liberty as if it were free and swimming around in the ocean.

    These shows would bug me less if I had any sense that they made people care about the creatures they see, or care about the health of the oceans.

    I think people come and gawk at the dolphins and the Shamus and move on to some other thought as soon as they leave the park.

    I know these shows are not going away, but if take your kids, or go on your own, please take some time to learn about what you are seeing.

    Here are a number of questions about oceans answered by the National Ocean Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  There is a lot of information to be found at this site.

    Here is a Christian Science Monitor blog post about overfishing and that has a number of links to other sources on the topic. The fish you are eating may be on the verge of going away for good.

    Here is the EPA web home with programs meant to protect the nation’s salt water resources.

    The Empty Ocean by Richard Ellis is a very good book about overfishing that I have read.

    Below is a picture of a Bottlenose Dolphin in the ocean I’m going to name “Captive.” 

    Here are facts about Bottlenose Dolphins.

    Here are many facts about different types of whales and dolphins from NOAA.

    The National Audubon Society Guide To Marine Mammals Of The World is a top rate book.

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    July 9, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment