Sunday, February 28, 2010

Free Tili

Dear Perfect Parents:
Tilikum is an Orca, a sacred sovereign animal meant to travel thousands of miles through an environment alive with other marine citizens. Like all slaves he had to be captured, held and incarcerated. Before we see him in his nifty cement pond in Florida he underwent kidnapping and estrangement from his family. In order to watch him jump through hoops he was coerced with food, food he can no longer track and catch. He will only continue performing out of the need to eat.
There is no logical justification for believing that this animal is not in misery.
We can each commit ourselves to never, ever attending a "show" of any kind involving the capture and coersion of wild animals. Without our monetary support there simply would be no Sea World. Our children do not need to be confused by an animal's majesty and their forced captivity. By bringing children to these businesses we are misleading them and passively condoning slavery and abuse for profit.

This from the Los Angeles Times:

Brancheau's death "did not have to happen, and I must appeal to you to take strong action now so that it never happens again. I know that the Blackstone Group was asked to close the SeaWorld theme parks when you acquired them last year," Barker wrote, referring to PETA's 2009 request that Blackstone send the marine park's occupants to sanctuaries that more closely resembled their natural habitats. "I urge you to make that humane move now and to start moving the captive orcas and other marine mammals to transitional coastal and wildlife sanctuaries" and replace them with virtual-reality exhibits. Bob Barker (The Price is Right Host)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Is Our Children Learning?

Apparently accourding to a Gallup Poll some 68% of Americans believe in the "Devil"!
Pat Robertson went so far as to explain Haiti's predicament as a direct result of some clandestine meeting The Devil and Haiti's Governors had one night? (the Devil surely makes such pacts at night)
This means two thirds of the people my children interact with every day believe in an evil mythological creature that aims to tempt them with woeful pacts, appealing to their proclivities towards easy money, revenge and grandeur.
If only Gallup had included questions regarding belief of the Tooth Fairy and Santa.
Perfect Parent suspects that Gallup polled a group of Americans aged four to seven.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Purity Mom

"I need to lose a few pounds of holiday excess, Anyone else? I like to do fasts and detoxes a couple of times during the year, the most hardcore one being the Master Cleanse I did last spring. It was not what you would characterize as pretty. Or easy. It did work, however.
I feel pure and happy and much lighter (I dropped the extra pounds that I had gained during a majorly fun and delicious "relax and enjoy life phase" about a month ago."
Gwyneth Paltrow

Perfect Parent does not know where to begin. What exactly is Gwynnie cleansing? Does she swing wildly between raw diet juicing nervous and upset life phases to crack smoking, chicken fried steak eating relax and enjoy life phases?

Sounds like Mommy is either indisposed or slurring her words?

Balance is an overused word but Gwynnie....? Pull those neurosies towards the center a little bit and you can mark your life phases with actual accomplishments. If purity is your concern invest in those neat dust mite mattress and pillow covers and call it "close enough".