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just following the rules!


according to the latest published reports (which haven’t been updated since 2007)  there are 1,275,000 obese people living in the city and over half a million living with diabetes (adults only!).  many thousands of kids are at risk for lead poisoning, live with rats and mold in their homes and go hungry on a regular basis.   among all nyc adults, 11.7% with current health insurance were without insurance at sometime during the past 12 months. 11.1% of nyc adults have needed but not gotten medical care during the past 12 months. 10.3% of nyc adults have not been able to fill a needed prescription during the past 12 months . . .  and, it’s perfectly legal for the owner of my apartment building to put 28 radioactive cell towers on the roof!

but this is what the nyc department of health chooses to focus on?

A New York tradition more than three decades old ended yesterday when the Health Department declared that starting next year, Sardi’s restaurant can no longer invite the winner of the Westminster Dog Show to a special dinner.  

“Our primary concern is making sure people and pets follow the doggone rules — ideally without whining or begging,” quipped city Health Department spokesman John Kelly.   ny post article


malachy ~best in show ~ 2012 Westminster Dog Show
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“Remember your humanity and forget the rest”
~ Albert Einstein

in lieu of dental benefits


my boss gave me tickets to the westminster dog show yesterday.  i went with my friend amen-ra,  which is the name he was given by his parents  –  it means ‘sun god’  in egyptian.   sometimes i just call him sun god.  here are some of this years contestants:


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not surprisingly, the winner was the same as last year.  take a look at the one who captured the hearts of the judges:  2010 westminster:*

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“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.
– Groucho Marx