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  • aZjimbo

    Have Pepe pick some lottery numbers because he is a lucky dude.

  • las1

    Aw man! I love these stories… Sure beats subversive newly minted CIA Muslim converts.

  • nosilasunny

    Poor baby! I’m glad he is okay!

  • DCGere

    Amazing he survived!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

    Name change to “LUCKY”

    speaking of which

    Must be “LUCKY ANIMAL DAY”

    This is a real first >>> What a HOOT!

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/2153986479001/fl-owl-freed-from-car

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      YEEHAW Junction! I’ve been there- but that wasn’t me. Poor owl!! Cool!

    • NYGino

      Thanks Joe, great story.

  • drphibes

    Open thread means we can talk about anything, right?

    I’ve got to say there’s been an editorial tone shift at the Right Scoop. I’m finding the moderators more acerbic and caustic, I see a lot of reflexive responses to users. Bloggers take great care how they engage. That’s changed here and it’s a damn shame. There was a nicer vibe here some time ago…safer, more communal. We could have layered discussion without a lot of name calling. Now things are very binary, this one’s good, this one’s a jerk. (I come away thinking, Wow, that was deep. Thanks.) Am I alone in this?

    • Patriot077

      I think we are seeing some of the professional cyber warriors trying to stir up trouble …

      • 80s_kid_wants_rainbow_back

        I think the longer anyone covers the type of stories they do here the higher the tendency to display a bit of vitriol. Like Dr. Andrew Weil says everyone needs to take a periodic news “fast” for their own mental well being. The moderators here don’t have that luxury though as they provide us new content every day of the week and I’m grateful for all of their hard work maintaining this site.

    • tvlgds

      Nope, don’t see it.

      • drphibes

        I was glad to hear you say this, and glad to be wrong. Thx.

        • NYGino

          Hundreds and hundreds of postings every day and more and more transients taking a look, you’re going to see all kinds of things and get lots of different feelings. The basic tone of TRS still remains. The core values of this site still remain. Your remarks, in my opinion, are by themselves proof that one can be open with their thoughts here without hesitation.

          It’s interesting to peruse various other sites and, at once, know you’re not on TRS.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      I don’t know doc. I hope it’s not. I’m finding a few new ones coming in like gangbusters sometimes, but most times anyone new is pretty decent. I’m finding the stories just as engaging as usual. I know I can be pretty sarcastic depending on my mood- but I thought most folks were used to that already. I don’t want to think I’ve changed much :-( If I have- let me know what I’ve done and I’ll try better.

      • NYGino

        Be yourself ABC, you do a great job and are very much appreciated. If you try to second guess your replies you hesitate and get drawn into that area of political correctness that Dr. Carson speaks about.

        We all have a varied tone of response depending on the subject matter, the time of day or whatever. Think of the regulars on TRS. Sometimes they are serious, sometimes humorous, sometimes irritated, sometimes silly. In short, always human. Why should we expect or want the moderators to be different?

        • colliemum

          Hear! Hear!

          I second your post, NYGino!

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          Thank you NY. You’re always a voice of reason here and make me smile at the same time. :-) I’m off to church. Hope everyone has a Blessed day! xoxox

      • drphibes

        On reflection, I think you’re right. Thanks for your nice response.

    • KenInMontana

      Allow me to provide a bit of insight on the moderation here from my perspective, when Scoop first asked me to be a moderator here, the traffic on the site was no where near what it is today, since that time (2 years ago or better, I’ve lost track) it has exploded exponentially. These days I sit down with my morning coffee open my email and there will be between 20 and 30 “flagging notifications” in my inbox (that’s a slow day) so I wade through them puzzling over why many were “flagged” in the first place. Most appear to be a childish response to a comment that someone does not agree with, so they flag it rather than take the time to respond. A few require “addressing”, whether it be editing, deletion or banning, banning being the last resort. Some get a response, it may appear “acerbic and caustic”, as sometimes that is what is necessary. Sometimes you have to use “the stick”. If I (or any of the other moderators) respond to a comment (we do that, we’re human and we have opinions just like everyone else) it is because we either agree, disagree, or are curious. If we are giving a warning about “content” or “attitude”, yes it will be blunt and to the point (it’s how that’s always been done here). However, if I choose to engage another poster in debate or discussion on their “take” on a given topic, I can be as reasoned as anyone else, and just because I happen to be a moderator does not mean they, you or anyone has to agree with my view. I will be as respectful of you or anyone as the respect I am shown, “My Tone is a Direct Reflection of Your Attitude” is how I conduct myself, everywhere. In the end we (moderators) are human given to the same flaws and failings as anyone else, before passing judgement, walk a mile in my (our) moccasins. Feel free to agree, disagree, respond or, not, your choice.

      Pax

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        Well said as usual. Thank you Ken.

      • drphibes

        Thank you. I appreciate your reply. I know that the job of moderation is hard work at times. Your growth has been well deserved, and the growth brings challenges. This blog really is the one I enjoy most and so I’m grateful for it. I experienced some atypical interactions recently and shouldn’t have remarked publicly. For this I apologize and hope I haven’t worn out my welcome among my right-minded friends.

      • white531

        Ken, I believe your comment was heartfelt. I appreciate your firm guidance, in what is not an easy task. The trail of comments here on Scoop can sometimes get heated. It is not an easy thing to know when to pull the plug and put your foot down. I think you have a good grasp of that delicate moment.

        Keep doing what you’re doing. I, for one, respect the way you go about the difficult task. No problems here.

    • poljunkie

      I’ve been hanging out here for a number of years. The RightScoop is a great place with good people.

      From time to time a topic or thread is posted and I think it gets linked to twitter or linked somewhere else and it attracts others who appear and post remarks that don’t necessarily reflect ideals to what many of us feel.

      Although the conversation between most of us regulars is traditionally warm and engaging it seems, when a commenter with contrasting views arrives, rather than engage in enlightening discussion, which would be desirable, some observations are classically critical. Naturally, some of us become defensive. I try to remain respectful.

      I am fed up with many of the people around me- in the real world. I am disappointed in a good number of them… anxious and upset. We’re apprehensive and offended.

      I get strength, reassurance and encouragement from this site and the people who come here.

      • drphibes

        Thank you. Agree, especially with you concluding sentiments.

        • poljunkie

          You’re welcome.

    • white531

      It’s quite simple, drphibes. Scoop has been growing almost exponentially. New people coming and joining the conversation, also bring in attitudes that have no place here. If you have visited other sites, then you know what I am talking about.

      Scoop and it’s Moderators are absolutely determined to keep that element away from the normal dialogue that exists here. It’s that simple.

      In a sea of internet sites where anything and everything is tolerated, Scoop is an island of sanity and respect for others.

      I’ve been out there and seen those other sites. They are not to my liking. Scoop is.

      I support their platform. I will continue to do so.

      • drphibes

        Thanks for this insight and perspective. I, too, have admired the community and platform here. In the end, its about what we bring to it, ourselves. I’ll try to elevate the discussion. Thanks again.

        • white531

          My pleasure.

  • 911Infidel

    Lucky dog. God watches out for puppies and little children. If he takes notice when even a sparrow falls; why not a puppy.

    Give him a treat.

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ The Right Scoop

      Give God a treat or the puppy a treat?

      • 911Infidel

        Render unto puppies the things that are puppies and to God…God’s.

  • unclesamnephew

    ah heck! that is nothing! just ask my hen. for a while we only had the one hen. she would wander the property during the day eating from both the cat and the dogs dishes. one morning i had to be at work early. hopped into the truck and took off. 28 miles at 65 mph cold and dark. the hen was perched on the rear axle between the wheel and fender well.. i had no idea until i was ready to return home/ when the shift was over there she was sitting in the lot nest to my truck. she rode home in the cab. she is still arround

    • Patriot077

      Cute story!

  • 1endtimes2020

    Absolutely amazing. Poor little confused thing. What a way to experience the 2nd month of existence on earth,,but what a happy ending for everyone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396855720 Brian Jones

    Awwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    Aww!! Poor pup!!

    That reminds me of a time about 12 years ago when I lived in town. I was driving home from work one day and came around a corner on a street just down from mine, and a lady was out in her yard bent over something screaming. I stopped, got out to see what was wrong, and she was holding her dog. Sobbing and screaming.
    I ran over, sat down and tried to get her to calm down and tell me what had happened.. She said she thought her dog was inside, and when she went to pull out of the driveway, she ran over him. The pup was still alive, so I told her to go get a towel or sheet and bring it. She gave me the dog, and I knew he was about done. Poor thing’s neck was broken- but he was still breathing- gasping. She came out, I gently wrapped the pup up and gave him to her, and took them to the vet. First time I’d ever run red lights. I stayed there until the vet came out and told me they had put the pup down. I made sure the lady’s husband had been called to come and get her- and I left. I felt SO bad for her.

    I am glad this story had a happy ending.

    • colliemum

      God bless you for being such a Good Samaritan!

      Heartfelt {{{{ }}}} to you across the ocean.

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        Thanks mum. It was sad. I’ve never forgotten that.

        • colliemum

          It made my heart ache, just reading it.

          But you did not stand by – you helped, and that help (getting them to the vet, calling the husband) may have eased a bit of the grief.

          • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

            I like to think so. Thanks mum. xoxo

    • DebbyX

      You’re a good person! Too many people would gawk at a scene like that and keep on going.

      Bless your heart.

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        Thanks Debby. I couldn’t not do something. I couldn’t imagine what it’d be like if it had have been me.
        You’re sweet. Thank you.

    • poljunkie

      Oh how terrible.

      My heart would have been broken in two for her.

      Wow! One. Day. We. Must. Meet. You are such a good and kind person!

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        Some.Day.We.Will. And the world will know it lol! We’ll never leave whatever town we meet in ever the same ;-) You’re sweet polsister. xxoxo

        • poljunkie

          When you’re “Citizenized”
          (if that’s a word)
          I’d like to come!!!

          • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

            That would be awesome. Some day girlie. I will tell you as soon as that happens, and find out when and where I’ll swear the oath for real. That would be SO cool! :-)

  • colliemum

    Lucky puppy!
    Lucky owners as well – I bet they will now check house and cars for puppy-presence.

    It’s been said that it ain’t us who train our pups and dogs, but that it is them who train us. I think that’s true – from getting derelict husbands picking up their socks before they get chewed, to keeping doors closed (how many times did you have to ask hubby, offspring and family and guests if they were brought up in a barn with no doors???) and to putting food away lest it be robbed by that pup, they teach us to anticipate their antics and to prevent them from occurring.

    Mind – a housewolf pup intent on getting attention will come up with lots of novel ideas one’s never thought about before. Then that pup does get attention all right!

  • Conniption Fitz

    An awesome must-read on how the liberals perpetuate poverty, gangs, etc. written from the perspective of a teenager:
    http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2013/02/7873/

  • Conniption Fitz
    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      lol Perfect!

    • DebbyX

      We received 3 feet of global warming all over our driveway with 5 foot drifts of the stuff. My back is killing me from clearing all this global warming yesterday. And the snow blower got quite the workout also.

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        lol.

      • poljunkie

        “3 feet of global warming” –That made me laugh (out loud), really! Thanks Debby!

  • Conniption Fitz

    Neurologist discovers dark patch in the brains of killers and rapists: http://www.standfirminfaith.com/?/sf/page/30048

    Question is, Was the dark place there beforehand or did the evil acts cause the changes in the brain?

    We have often asked if liberals’ brains was damaged, changed by false, illogical, irrational and immoral beliefs. Is the same true for criminals?

    The answer may be both/and.

    Brain researchers have show that the structure, chemistry and function of the human brain is changed positively and negatively by thoughts, actions, interpersonal interactions and beliefs as well as by diet, exercise, medication, illegal drugs and alcohol, exposure to toxic chemicals, cultural and physical environment.

    • c4pfan

      Nothing is that simple. I say it’s bs.

  • c4pfan

    I saw a funny pic from someone in Alaska that said that the storm going on now in the East Coast is every Thursday for them! LOL

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

    Poor puppy!

  • Patriot077

    Of interest, though not heartwarming as is the puppy’s excellent adventure, is this article from the Blaze. Very chilling to Bibi supporters.

    http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/obama-to-netanyahu-checkmate/

    • nosilasunny

      I knew there would be no good from this visit to Isreal. I just hadn’t figured out the president’s angle….and now there it is.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      “This one, however, appears to be the perfect storm that will require help from above”

      The time would be now for us all to start praying hard for Prime Minister Netanyahu. I can’t begin to imagine what it must be like to be him. He needs our prayers double time.

      • Patriot077

        Yes it is. And I have implicit trust in Michael Evans summation of the political and spiritual atmosphere. Our prayers for Israel are definitely needed – today and every day.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Consequences of Communist Totalitarianism – Satellite photos of N Korea 1990-2010 compared with the rest of Asia.

    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2013/02/democrats-utopia-as-seen-from-space.html

  • Bryan Ewbank

    Doggy transmission, eh?