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It's been a year.

This time last year, I sat with my cat, Tony, as he journeyed on to the other side. It has been an interesting year for us, but there was a part that always seemed to be missing. When I got married, finally became legal in Oklahoma, in November, I was sad because Tony wasn't physically there. I did place his picture and ashes on the table of family photos representing those at the wedding who couldn't be there. Of course, had he been there, he probably would have jumped on the table and annoyed me by batting at the candles.

I cried everyday for at least two weeks, then it got better; I'd only cry every other day for another two weeks. I cry every now and again, but the pain isn't as bad. Of course, it didn't help for almost a month, Marigny, Tony's favorite pest, one of our chihuahuas, ran around the house looking for him, then crying when she couldn't find him. Sometimes, I could swear I heard his collar jingling. Each of our pets have a distinct 'jingle' from their collars, well, distinct to me, so I was hearing his jingle. A few times I swear I'd catch a glimpse of him; still do.

I just wanted to share my memories of the cat who came into my life when I met the love of life, and became a beloved friend, and whom I miss very much, even today. He was my "bad kitty; baddest of the bad!" That was the off key phrase I'd sing to him, while I held him like a baby. I think he hated both (my 'singing' and being cradled)!

For those who have lost pets recently, it does get less painful, but the memories come back all the time...and sometimes, so do the tears.

My Tony, baddest of the bad:

Posted by Behind the Aegis | Tue Jun 30, 2015, 12:43 AM (15 replies)

Diane Rehm Presses Sanders On Whether He’s US-Israel Dual Citizen

An interview with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stopped in its tracks on Wednesday when NPR's Diane Rehm repeatedly pressed the Democratic presidential candidate whether he was a citizen of Israel.

"Senator, you have dual citizenship with Israel," Rehm said during the interview on her nationally broadcast show based on station WAMU.

"Well, no I do not have dual citizenship with Israel," Sanders, who is Jewish, interjected. "I'm an American. I don't know where that question came from. I am an American citizen, and I have visited Israel on a couple of occasions. I'm an American citizen, period."

Rehm cited "a list we have gotten" at NPR that said Sanders was "on that list."



Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/bernie-sanders-diane-rehm-israel

demmiblue post in GD.

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Moment of truth...raise your hand if this was unexpected to you.
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Wed Jun 10, 2015, 04:25 PM (5 replies)

HRC Supporter Jennifer Hudson Releases New LGBT Anthem



The Oscar Winner is doubling down on her support for the LGBT community with her latest pop hit, “I Still Love You.”

The video, which dropped this morning, features a father’s hesitant and emotional decision to attend his gay son’s wedding.

“I just think the concept was just powerful to go with such a positive song. It’s about love and everyone should have love and have the right to love who they want to love,” Jennifer told MTV News. “So I thought it would be powerful to take a concept like trying to find your equality in love no matter who you love.”

The Grammy and Academy Award winner is a part of Turn It Up for Change, the W Hotel’s marriage equality campaign to support HRC’s work.

http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/hrc-supporter-jennifer-hudson-releases-new-lgbt-anthem

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Posted by Behind the Aegis | Fri Jun 5, 2015, 02:31 AM (4 replies)
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