Yes, it is snowing in the Matrix. There are some interesting insights on Phyllis Daugherty's negative campaign against Brenda Barnette as pick for the new G.M. of Los Angeles Animal Services; and also some thoughts about emails supposedly being circulated by "a candidate" who was not chosen. Not positive who that is so no names from BW either (except for the one we know).
For the overwhelming most part, ADL says Barnette is absolutely the right pick. We are encouraged to compliment the Mayor's team and ...(well, that part I can't participate in).... and join together to rally around Barnette. Okay. If the harshest critic of this Department says "go"...I will go...and be observant, yet hopeful.
As I've said many times although skeptically...I want Barnette to be "the One." Here's hoping.
[stopthekilling] VERY URGENT ACTION ALERT- A MUST READ!!
June 23, 2010 12:23 AM
ADL-LA members have spent not one, not two, not three but FOUR days now talking to people from the Seattle Humane Society (SHS) regarding Brenda Barnette, our Mayor's choice for the new LAAS General Manager. Two of our ADL-LA members took off work for one full day just to make as many phone calls and get as much info as possible from employees, volunteers, rescuers and administrators who were willing to speak to them. We have basically put Brenda Barnette under our microscope. So with all the humility we can muster, we have to say that even though ADL-LA members personally scorn Jim Bickhart, the Mayor, Jimmy Blackman and others who have for years been complicit in the slaughter of animal inside LAAS, we must now give credit where credit is due. They were absolutely correct in their choice for the new General Manager and their choice seems to imply that they are ready and willing for major positive change and a new vision, a LIFE SAVING VISION, for the homeless and lost animals of Los Angeles.
From all our research, which we began right after we heard that Barnette was going to be appointed by the Mayor in an LA Times blog last Wednesday night, we have learned that not only did Jim Bickhart, the Mayor, Jimmy Blackman and anyone else who was behind her appointment make the most intelligent choice, but it's a monumental choice that will finally accelerate the LAAS shelters from being evil killing dungeons into the beacon of a life affirming sheltering system. +/- Read more...