PETA Please!

ba_tillman.jpg As I was watching coverage of the Michael Vick dogfighting court appearances, a brief story regarding the punishment of the soldiers involved in the Pat Tillman cover up caught my attention.  So, I did what everyone does when they want more information — I Googled it!

According to an article posted at ABC News, “the Army has decided not to punish three other officers who had been accused of wrongdoing by the Pentagon inspector general.”  

What? Tillman was called an American hero by our President and those who lied about how he died will only career-ending administrative punishments.  Where is the Justice?  Not one of those involved in this cover up will face criminal charges.  There may be a recommendation that “Defense Secretary Robert Gates strip Kensinger, a three-star general, of his stars, a move that would reduce Kensinger’s pension by approximately $1,000 a month.”

What about jail?  These people, members of the armed forces, are held with just as high esteem as professional athletes.  We salute them and the flag at every sporting event.  Tillman was a soldier who walked away from a huge NFL contract.

Do we not care about this man because he was rich?  His mother, Mary, told the AP:  “I’m not satisfied with any of it.”  She shouldn’t be.  ESPN has spent countless hours reporting on the Michael Vick incident without much more than a hiccup about this family’s injustice. 

Where is PETA?  They are out picketing the NFL, the Atlanta Falcons, Nike, and the Courts regarding ending Michael Vick’s career, endorsements, and income.  Who is picketing the U.S. Government?  Not PETA.  They only care about animals, not slain American heroes.

News references taken from ABC News.

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Botulism Food Recall

Information taken from USDA Website

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Castleberry’s Food Company, an Augusta, Ga., establishment owned by Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, is voluntarily expanding its July 19 recall of canned meat products that may contain Clostridium botulinum, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The recall is being expanded after information gathered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and FSIS indicated that processing malfunctions at the establishment have existed longer than initially estimated. For that reason, Castleberry’s has agreed to recall all of the following products that may still be in commerce, regardless of the “best buy” date stamped on the bottom of the can. Consumers who have any of the products listed are urged not to eat them, but rather return or dispose of them.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 12-pack of 15-ounce cans of “Austex Beef Stew.”
  • 15- and 19-ounce cans of “Austex Chili with Beans.”
  • 12-pack of 15-ounce cans of “Austex Chili No Beans.”
  • 12-pack of 19-ounce cans of “Austex Chili No Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Best Yet Chili with Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Best Yet Corned Beef Hash.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Big Y Chili with Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Big Y Chili no Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Big Y Corned Beef Hash.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Black Rock Chili with Beans.”
  • 24-pack of 10-ounce cans of “Bryan Hot Dog Chili Sauce.”
  • 24-pack of 15-ounce cans of “Bryan Corned Beef Hash.”
  • 24-pack of 10-ounce cans of “Bryan Chili No Beans.”
  • 24-pack of 15-ounce cans of “Bryan Chili No Beans.”
  • 24-pack of 15-ounce cans of “Bryan Chili with Beans.”
  • 10-ounce cans of “Bunker Hill Chili no Beans.”
  • 10-ounce cans of “Bunker Hill Chunky Chili no Beans.”
  • 10-ounce cans of “Castle Chili No Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Castleberry’s Beef Stew.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Castleberry’s Brunswick Stew.”
  • 10-ounce cans of “Castleberry’s BUNKER HILL, ORIGINAL Chili NO BEANS.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Castleberry’s CHILI WITH BEANS.”
  • 12-pack of 15-ounce cans of “Castleberry’s Chili No Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Castleberry’s Corned Beef Hash.”
  • 10-ounce cans of “Castleberry’s HICKORY SMOKED, OVEN ROASTED, WITH SKINS, BARBECUE PORK IN BARBECUE SAUCE.”
  • 12-pack of 15-ounce cans of “Castleberry’s Hot Chili with Beans.”
  • 10- and 14.5-ounce cans of “Castleberry’s BBQ Pork.”
  • 10-ounce cans of “Castleberry’s Sausage Gravy.”
  • 10-ounce cans of “Castleberry’s Chip Beef Gravy.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Cattle Drive Beef Stew.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Cattle Drive Chili with Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Cattle Drive Chili no Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Cattle Drive CHILI WITH BEANS.”
  • 8-pack of 15-ounce cans of “Cattle Drive Chili with Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Cattle Drive Chicken Chili with Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Firefighter Chicken Chili.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Firefighter Chicken Chili with Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Firefighter Chili with Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Firefighter Chili no Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Food Club Chili with Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Food Club Corned Beef Hash.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Georgia Hash.”
  • 10- and 15-ounce cans of “Goldstar Chili.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Goldstar Tex Mex Chili.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Great Value Chili with Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Great Value Hot Chili with Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Kroger Beef Stew.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Kroger Chili with Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Kroger Chili no Bean.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Lowes Chili no Bean.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Lowes Chili with Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Lowes Corn Beef Hash.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Meijer Chili with Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Meijer Chili no Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Meijer CORNED BEEF HASH.”
  • 12-pack of 15-ounce cans of “Morton House Chili with Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Morton House Corned Beef Hash.”
  • 10- and 15-ounce cans of “Paramount Hot Dog Chili Sauce.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Paramount Chili no Bean.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Paramount Chili with Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Piggly Wiggly Chili with Beans.”
  • 10- and 15-ounce cans of “Piggly Wiggly Chili no Bean.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Piggly Wiggly Corned Beef Hash.”
  • 12-pack of 15-ounce cans of “Prudence Corned Beef Hash.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Southern Home Chili with Beans.”
  • 10- and 15-ounce cans of “Southern Home Chili no Bean.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Southern Home Corned Beef Hash.”
  • 10-ounce cans of “Steak N Shake Chili.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Thrifty Maid Chili with Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Thrifty Maid Corned Beef Hash.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Triple Bar Chili with Beans.”
  • 12-pack of 15-ounce cans of “Triple Bar Chili with Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Triple Bar Chili no Beans.”
  • 12-pack of 15-ounce cans of “Triple Bar Chili no Beans.”
  • 15-ounce cans of “Value Time Chili with Beans.”

Each can label or can end bears the establishment number “EST. 195” inside the USDA seal of inspection. The canned meat products were distributed nationwide. The problem was discovered during an investigation into illnesses in Indiana and Texas. The investigation led to a recall by FDA of three types of meatless hotdog chili sauce. The FDA’s recall release can be found at www.fda.gov. That recall is also being expanded to include all meatless products produced at the plant that might still be in commerce. There have been no reports of illness from consumption of the products listed in this news release.

A Diva’s Armor

Inspired by Ephesians 6:10-18

Courtesy imageafter.com

Be fierce in appearance and in the integrity of relationships.  Cloth yourself in elegance, femininity, and grace so that you will be revered and envied by the haters.  Your outward show should reflect the goodness within; setting the standard amongst other black women, promoting self awareness, self confidence, self worth, and the priceless value of true womanhood.  Defy ghetto ness and self hate; reject anything that deflects from being fearfully and wonderfully made. 

Therefore be complete, that you may be able to endure life’s tragedies and pain.  Be encouraged in relational difficulties, not allowing anyone to steal your strength, compassion, or joy; forgive others just as you have been forgiven so that you do not carry the burden of another’s transgressions; serve and give with your heart’s sincerity so that in your time of need you will receive what you have sown one hundred fold; and be protected by the Truth, for there is only one. 

Take time to love yourself and all those around you; make time to be loved.  Take time to pray, meditating upon good things, not bad.  And lastly, strive for perfection knowing that being perfect is not being right; it is being like Him, the Creator and Sustainer of all things, which will get you justly through anything or situation not covered in this writing.

 

Go …

It’s been over a month, but I had to change addresses.  I was unsuccessfully managing three blogs, 2 business sites, and my husband’s website in addition to my duties as a work-at-home mom.

I had to RELAX, RELATE and RELEASE.  Now, this blog, MakashaDorsey.com, will cover everything I want to Ramble about, “Momma So Fine”, “31: For Today’s Christian Woman”, “Relationship Rescue”, and so on.

DorseyPublications.com will house information about the publishing company and Where Words Live eZine, which will pick back up in the middle of August.  So, if you want to submit and article, visit www.dorseypublications.com and go to writer’s guidelines to submit.

Now, Lets “G” “O” … Lets GO!

Courtesy LazySunday

I am going through my lifestyle change, you know the stuff that is supposed to make us better:  being physically fit, eating right, being nice :), etc.

Yesterday, I got off to a good start.  Breakfast was balanced; Lunch was too.  But for some strange reason I gobbled down 3 peanut butter and jelly sandwhiches for dinner.  I know the reason:  I am greedy.  I like PB & J so I kept eating.

Today, things are going a little better.  I had a balanced breakfast: green tea, strawberries, and cheese toast.  However, I am trying to stop consuming dairy but that’s a whole nother post. 

I am supposed to excercise with my husband this evening.  He’s good but I don’t know how much more I can take.  Push ups, sit ups, dumb bell rows, fire hydrants, squats … did you know there were so many excercises? 

Through it all I keep thinking:  Little Black Dress.