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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Evil Unopposed – 12 November 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

On 23 October 2007, an evil, sneaky, demonic, satanic, egregious, self-serving – I can go on and on – piece of legislation was passed stealthily and unanimously by the U.S. House of Representatives.

This straight-from-hell piece of double-speak garbage introduced by Ron Kind (D-Wisconsin), HR 767 is officially titled the Refuge Ecology Protection, Assistance, and Immediate Response Act, or REPAIR Act. In the October 22nd press release from Kind’s office promoting HR 767 he mentioned only purple loosestrife, black locust, and zebra mussels as examples of invasive species.

In reality this bill allows hunters and fish-killers to exterminate feral cats and other animals in order to preserve more of the animals that hunters want to kill! It’s just selective killing masquerading as “environmental and economic.”

As one would expect, Representative Kind (what an oxymoron!) is described in his campaign bio as “an avid outdoor recreation enthusiast, hunter and fisherman,” who “loves to duck hunt on the Mississippi River, and hunt turkey and deer up on the family [beef] farm with the boys.” Kind (who is anything but) is a member of the Congressional Sportsman’s Caucus.

For more information concerning this fiasco, see the October 2007 “Animal People” newspaper, and please visit  

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