If you have been following this blog for the past couple of months, then you know I'm determined to get vegetarian, HSUS member and country singer Carrie Underwood OFF country radio. For those that might have missed my previous entries, you can catch up by heading to my related blog posts on this topic. Anyway, last week was the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMA), and I was hoping that Carrie Underwood would not win the prestigious Entertainer of the Year Award. After all, this only gives Underwood more celebrity status, increasing her power to promote the activities of the Humane Society of the United States. By the way, many of you have mentioned that HSUS isn't in your top ten list of priorities. Let me make this clear: HSUS is working everyday to ABOLISH animal agriculture and put us all out of business. It's time we start paying attention. To learn about their many crimes against agriculture, head to Activist Cash.
Okay, back to business. The point of today's blog entry is to share a column by my good friend, Trent Loos. In his blog, Truth Be Told, Loos shares his views from the ACMA televised event as Carrie Underwood made a pass at beef spokesperson Matthew McConaughey. I encourage you all to check out his column. Please excuse the scandalous title, Carrie Underwood asks BEEF spokesman for recreational sex. I have included a portion of Trent's blog for your convenience, but you will have to link to the entire piece for the full story. Let me know what you think. Anyone else disgusted by the irony and hypocrisy of Ms. Underwood? Let's get her off country radio, ASAP!
Matthew McConaughey the Texas-born actor presented Underwood with the big award of Entertainer of the Year, but before his official duties, he entertained the audience with a story on how he and his brother once took a road trip through Texas to see Dwight Yoakam perform. While there, the brothers tried to "pick up" a few ladies by telling them that they made a livin' exclusively custom-making George Strait's boots.
"We're like, 'Oh yeah. Say, as I a matter of fact, out in the parking lot, in the trunk of our white Corvette, we have the next year's new edition white ostrich quill George Strait signed series that he's gonna wear on tour next year.' And they got pretty excited about that and said, 'Well, can we see? Can we see? Can we see?'" McConaughey told the audience. "And we obliged ... Point of the story is, we got lucky that night. Thank you, George."
Well, upon being presented the award Underwood appeared to be speechless. Then she turned to McConaughey and said, “Matthew, I want to see those boots”.
Quick Daily Beef Fact: Despite the words “humane society” on its letterhead, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is not affiliated with your local animal shelter. And despite the common image of animal protection agencies as cash-strapped organizations dedicated to animal welfare, HSUS has become the wealthiest animal rights organization on earth. HSUS is big, rich, and powerful, a “humane society” in name only. And while most local animal shelters are under-funded and unsung, HSUS has accumulated $113 million in assets and built a recognizable brand by capitalizing on the confusion its very name provokes. This misdirection results in an irony of which most animal lovers are unaware: HSUS raises enough money to finance animal shelters in every single state, with money to spare, yet it doesn’t operate a single one anywhere. (Courtesy of Activist Cash)