Service DogsCredit: America’s VetDogs and Guide Dog Foundation/Rebecca Eden

My Service Animal Is A Dinosaur

OMG! This video could not have presented itself at a more opportune time. I was just about to criticize the whole service animal issue in California.

I support service animal use, however, not for emotional support. If you need an animal for emotional support, the animal does not need to go into the supermarket/restaurant; you can wait outside in the car while your guests/assistants take care of your business for you. And if you must go into the market/restaurant, your animal MUST be wearing the identification clothing.

Once again, people – #IHatePeople – have taken advantage of a law meant to be assistive to people with real AMBULATORY disabilities. I have a dog that I would love to accompany me everywhere. If I am rigorously honest with myself, I only want him to accompany me because I hate the thought of him alone at home. Though, I’ll admit, it would be nice to have him with me 24/7 though.

The irony is that I am now seeking housing assistance and I want to have a home where my dog can live with me…he does provide emotional support for me. As such, my psychologist is prepared to assist me with service animal application.

If I ever do take my dog out somewhere, you can bet he will be properly identified while we are out!

Ha! I just went to the ADA (American Disability Act) website to make sure I was correct in my critique. From their frequently asked questions page:

QuoteQ3. Are emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals considered service animals under the ADA?

A. No. These terms are used to describe animals that provide comfort just by being with a person. Because they have not been trained to perform a specific job or task, they do not qualify as service animals under the ADA. However, some State or local governments have laws that allow people to take emotional support animals into public places. You may check with your State and local government agencies to find out about these laws.

And quesiton eight is a complete contradiction. If a handicapped person must identify their vehicle as such for parking privileges, why not an animal. Proper identification would alleviate peoples fears, questions, etcetera.

QuoteQ8. Do service animals have to wear a vest or patch or special harness identifying them as service animals?

A. No. The ADA does not require service animals to wear a vest, ID tag, or specific harness.

I emailed the Department of Justice regarding proper clothing ID on ALL service animals. I’ll post my reply as soon as I get one. Sorry, I forgot to include a copy of my message to them…let me see if I can get it…

Got it…

QuoteYou forgot to include ADA in your topics…anyway, ADA does not require id of service animal, yet handicap require id on their cars. What the fuck! I demand id of service animals, especially when they are in a food-related business (restaurant/grocery market). employees say they cannot challenge animals in their business. BULLSHIT! Proper clothing ID of service animals would resolve this. How do I get the law changed?

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PROSTRATION

Prostration & Politics

As the California primary approaches, I am hell bent on NOT PROSTRATING MYSELF FOR AMERICAN GOVERNMENT.

I admit my memory for politics is bad because during my developmental years, I didn’t give a fuck about voting or politicians or environment or this or that, etcetera. In 2007, having been defeated by a crack addiction and sobering up, I began to get involved because I was incensed at the state of my city, state and country.

This lead to extreme anger, which led to improper and inappropriate outbursts which only resulted in losing “Facebook friends” and getting banned from Twitter. Oh, I guess I could add that it compounded my depression.

Anyway, I am now back to my original position that I refuse to prostrate myself before my city, state or federal government. One only has to look at the offerings for governor:

Antonio Villaraigos & Gavin Newsom

In 2007, Villaraigosa was caught in yet another extramarital affair, this time with Spanish-language television newswoman Mirthala Salinas, prompting his wife to file for divorce for the second time and last time.[1]

In January 2007, it was revealed that Newsom had a romantic relationship in mid-2005 with Ruby Rippey-Tourk, the wife of his then campaign manager and former deputy chief of staff, Alex Tourk.[2][3] Tourk filed for divorce shortly after the revelation and left Newsom’s campaign and administration. Newsom’s affair with Rippey-Tourk impacted his popularity with male voters, who viewed his indiscretions as a betrayal of a close friend and ally.[4]

I am very firm in that if one has issues of honesty, one would be a fool to put someone with trust issues into office. How the hell can you trust what they say? Wake Up America! If your companion is cheating on you, they have are “in your face” telling you they can’t be trusted! Sleeping with your best friend’s companion or a relative’s companion is vile and the doubly low because the suspect is betraying both their spouse and friend/relative. Why would you trust these types?

for senator:

Dianne Feinstein

Seeking re-election to the senate – I tried to figure out how many times, but I can’t figure out the math. I can tell you that she has been serving twenty six years total and that is way overdue for her to be voted out!

Her current commercial states that she is for universal healthcare, yet after 26 years, the United States of America is a third world country in comparison to other progressive and humanitarian countries that believe healthcare is a human civil right, and in my opinion, constitutional right because how many sick people are pursuing liberty or are even able?

Then there is the opioid crisis. I watch 60 Minutes: The Whistleblower, Redemption; Season 50, Episode 4. I was appalled when I saw the scene where the opioid bill passed with no hesitation or opposition for anyone in the senate of which Dianne is a part.

#VoteHerOut

1. Biography of Antonio Villaraigosa
41st Mayor of Los Angeles (2005-2013) Los Angeles Almanac.

2. Phil Matier; Andrew Ross; Cecilia M. Vega (January 31, 2007). "Aide Quits As Newsom's Affair With His Wife Is Revealed/Campaign manager confronts mayor, who is 'in shock'". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2010-11-06.

3. Laura Locke (2 February 2007). "The Scandal of San Francisco". Time. Retrieved 30 October 2017. "Alex Tourk, Newsom's buddy and campaign manager, abruptly quit after confronting the mayor about having an illicit affair with his wife, Ruby Rippey-Tourk, 34, who once worked as an appointment secretary to Newsom."

4. Nevius, C.W. (February 2, 2007). "Unforgivable breach of the Man Code". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
California Poppy Festival

Truth: Flowers Are Proof Of A God’s Existence

Growing up Catholic, I had a hard time reconciling God’s negative views regarding homosexuality “love” with plain ol’ love. I understand the sex and lust aspects of homosexuality being unforgiven, but even that is personal and private and should not be susceptible to public law.

My whole spiritual argument went something like this: Why would a God – a supposed generous figment – create me only to have me shunned for being a homosexual?

I did have a gay friend – younger than I, who’s attempt to seduce me ended with me laughing – who taught me. I explained to him my argument and that because of the argument I had a hard time believing in a God at all. My friend told me:

I had only to ask God to reveal himself to me and he would.

My friend went on to tell me that he had proof of his God’s existence: flowers. He went on to explain that no one, but a God, could make something as beautiful as a flower. This is what Alcoholics Anonymous expounds in Step Three: “God as we understood Him.

On the way home from visiting my friend, I asked God while driving on Interstate 10 West, at night, in the rain to reveal himself to me so that I might know that he was actually there watching over me and prove he existed. All of a sudden a loving warmness feeling began from my inside out and my eyes began to water as if I was going to cry. This worried me because I was driving, but at the same time I felt safe in know that a God does exist.

My proof continues to be the flowers to which I have grown so much more familiar with, learning their binomial names. Eschscholzia californica is named for my home state of California. At the reasonable cost of USD $10.00, I would love to go to the California Poppy Festival, and I am currently planning arrangements.
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Crying My Eyes Out

Feeling!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG! I was just thinking that I had better start planning…

I ran over to my computer and then started calculating and all of a sudden it came like a swell in the ocean from a tropical storm off shore…

I realized I am beginning to feel again. Anger at my state and federal governments; anticipation of a future event; realization that for the second time in my life that I can just live; that I have more energy, less pain; my spirit is reawakening.

And as I say that, I am feeling imaginary? miniscule gurgles under my right moob. To be fair, I think my venis (new word coined by me on this day in Los Angeles, California, United States of America this twenty-seventh day of July in the year two thousand seventeen) moved!