News Round-Up: May 21, 2021

Brody became fascinated with seeing himself on TV
Brody became fascinated with seeing himself on TV
The one and only Brody

Some news items you might have missed:

TheOUTfront: My pup Brody (above) is famous! The Brody-o makes an appearance in TOF’s post on the upcoming Broadway Barks event this Sunday! #AdoptDontShop #RescueDogs

Pink News: Andy Cohen says there have been ‘talks’ about a gay Real Housewives franchise for Bravo.

Right Wing Watch: Right-wing pastor Andrew Wommack recently announced that homosexuality is “three times worse than smoking.” In his view, gays should have a label across their forehead, ‘This can be hazardous to your health.’ #Assholery #homophobes

LGBTQ Nation: Out Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg reversed a Trump administration policy this week, allowing for more federal dollars spent on public works projects to go to minority and disadvantaged workers. “As we invest in world-class infrastructure for Americans, we want to make sure that our investments create jobs for people in the communities where the projects are located.”

The Daily Beast: Former New York City police officer and current Queens GOP district leader Philip Grillo admitted to the FBI that he breached the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection pro-Trump—but said he “was drunk at the time.” The FBI says he was turned in by two childhood friends.

JoeMyGod: The hate group that hired accused sexual molester Josh Duggar now wants Lego cancelled for celebrating Pride Month with its first rainbow Lego set. “The Left is tearing down mainstream values — brick by brick! Lego, the latest company to pander to the woke, just decided to test the waters with a rainbow set of “LGBTQIA+” figures.”

Major Biden Back At White House

Major Biden in the Oval Office
Major Biden in the Oval Office
Major Biden in the Oval Office (image via White House)

Look at what a good boy Major Biden is after spotting a tennis ball on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office as President Biden chats nearby.

You may have heard Major had a bit of a ruff start at the White House when he got a bit aggressive with a Secret Service agent.

But after going through some training back in Delaware for a few weeks, he returned with the president and First Lady Jill Biden to the White House this week.

According to the president, the 3-year-old rescue was just startled by an unfamiliar person in his new home.

“You turn a corner, and there’s two people you don’t know at all,” Biden told Good Morning America. “And he moves to protect.”

Biden made it clear that Major didn’t bite or penetrate the skin in the incident.

An American success story, Major is the first dog to go from rescue shelter to the White House.

Christmas Day With The Pups

Our puppy Brody sits among his many Christmas toys
Baby boy Brody was very happy with his holiday haul of toys

I updated this post to include some photos of our first Christmas with the new pups.

Cue to obligatory ‘torture the kids in holiday hats’ photo 🙂

Michael and Scarlett and Brody and I wish everyone a happy, happy holiday and Merry Christmas.

Merry merry, everyone!

Brody in full-on play mode as Scarlett strikes a pose
Brody in full-on play mode as Scarlett strikes a pose
Hubby Michael with Scarlett and Brody on Christmas Day
Hubby Michael with Scarlett and Brody on Christmas Day
Brody helps unwrap presents as Scarlett chills in my lap
Brody helps unwrap presents as Scarlett chills in my lap
The family photo as we put the pups through wearing silly holiday hats
The family photo as we put the pups through wearing silly holiday hats
Michael and I pose with the multiple photos of Snoopy we gave each other
Michael and I pose with the multiple photos of Snoopy we gave each other
Several dog toys strewn across the yard the day after Christmas 2020
Several dog toys are strewn across the yard the day after Christmas 2020

Champ & Major Biden Will Bring Dog Energy Back To The White House

(images via Joe Biden/Jill Biden Instagram)

As part of the Biden family, I’m thrilled to see we’ll be welcoming Champ and Major Biden as the nation’s ‘First Dogs.’

Presidential pets have long been a tradition in the White House although Donald Trump is the first president since James Polk to not have a pet while in office.

According to PEOPLE, Biden’s German shepherd, Major, will also make history as the first rescue dog to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The Biden family adopted Major from the Delaware Humane Association in November 2018, 10 years after the couple welcomed their first German shepherd, Champ.

Champ was welcomed on Christmas 2008 and the beloved pet lived at the vice presidential residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory during Biden’s two terms with former President Barack Obama.

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