Sunday, March 8, 2009

International Women's Day and Puppies!

As you all may know, March is Women's History Month, and Sunday, March 8th, is celebrated as International Women's Day, first celebrated in 1911! I can think of no better way to celebrate it then by presenting the following video of one of the Top 100 Speeches of the Twentieth Century, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking in China (I recommend just listening - unfortunately, the actufal footage of her speech seems to have been taken down):

And this more recent speech from the 160th anniversary of Seneca Falls:

Wow. Someone please tell me how is it that Hillary Clinton was depicted as "uninspiring"??? Only by those who had never actually bothered to hear her SPEAK is all I can figure. Yet another one of those memes started by someone to demean her.

Oh, what should have been. Sure would have made Women's History Month this year something special. Instead, we get to "celebrate" the return of blatant sexism and misogyny in our country after this past election. Woohoo - NOT. Sadly, we still have far, too far to go...

And on a MUCH lighter note, it is time for photos of the PUPPIES! They are one week old today! Here they are:

Their names are, starting from the one on the bottom left, the first born, Lucas; the brown one is Leo; moving clockwise, the brindle is Leila; the one at the very top is Lucky; next is Luna (the last born); under her is Loco, short for Locomotion (he is motoring around all over the place, even though he can't see where he is going!). In the top photo, Loco is the one with the triangle of white on his neck, with his head on top of Lucas; and in the middle is Lani. Notice a pattern with the names? Since their mother is Lucy, we thought we should give them "L" names! They have doubled their weight in a week, and seem to be doing well. Their mom is taking a few more breaks from them, but continues to be an excellent mother!

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