THETA, TN – The assignment was challenging – the choices were daunting – the selections difficult – but through it all the Blue Ribbon Panel of Nephew Eugene, Harold and I have labored and come forth with the following for your viewing and reading enjoyment.
FIRST ANNUAL BILLY GO BOY – “DUBIOUS ACHIEVEMENT” AWARDS FOR 2013
“THE MOST GODAWFUL GET UP EVER SEEN AT A MTSU HOMECOMING CEREMONY” – To Steve Smith for just plan flat out winning it – Dinner at WIlodene’s for the first person who gets the boot deal right”.
To Ex PSHA Chair Terry Dotson who told U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Secretary that:
“We (PSHA) will clean up and end horse soring”.
“HOW NOT TO LOBBY AGAINST HR 1518” – To The Cavalry Group – “Bless their little pea pickin’ hearts”. The Horse – The Owner – The Trainer – ALL WITH HPA Violations!
“THE LOOKING THE OTHER WAY LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARD” – To the Bedord County Sheriff’s Department for not enforcing the Tennessee aggravated cruelty to animals law while set up less than 40 yards from where the USDA was finding horses sore at the Celebration.
“DER STUBBORN FUHRER AWARD” – To David L. Howard
for not listening to his Daughter Christy who knows the score and has told Daddy countless times, things have to change and you have to lead the way.
“HOW TO ESCALATE A MINOR CONFLICT INTO A MAJOR CONFLAGRATION AWARD” – Co-Winners to Mike Inman and David L. Howard -For encouraging The Humane Society of the United States to take the Tennessee Walking Horse as a problem of interest into a full fledged campaign by putting the CEO’s picture on a garbage can, then assigning a good squad to follow his employees around at the 2013 Celebration.
“The Tom Kakassy –
I’M A PROUD HPA VIOLATOR AWARD” – To Terry Dotson, Ex PSHA Chair who had so much devotion to the Tennessee Walking Horse breed that he said he would sell them all if they could not do the sore Big Lick.
“I WRITE WHAT THEY TELL ME TO AWARD” – To Sadie Fowler, Editor, Shelbyville Times Gazette – who wrote an Editorial about the need for children’s play zones at an event where horses are being sored with toxic chemicals.
“I’LL APPEAL ANYTHING AWARD” – To Mike McGartland for appealing U.S. District Judge Terry Means “Summary Judgment” against the Big LIckers to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
To Charlie Green – Who Else?
“JUDGE JUDY” – “INTERNET CHATTER COURT” AWARD
– To Walt Chism who feels his opinion should be your opinion, too.
“UNITY AND FELLOWSHIP AWARD” – Steve Smith who said “I will unite our Association and promote our breed to new heights”.
“WHAT HAPPENS IN AMERICA STAYS IN AMERICA”AWARD – To Denise Bader Keyser who shows Big LIck in America and Sound in Germany.
TWHBEA ANNUAL MEETING QUOTE OF THE YEAR – “I have been nominated for the Executive Committee position of Equine Welfare and Training, and “I am here to tell you that the two of them are diametrically opposed” … Linda Montgomery (she won by 1 vote)
“THIS MAP IS FOR YOU, MAN” AWARD – To Texas Director Everett “Butch” Allen for encouraging further investigation into the HR 1518/S1406 Poll Results.
“TRUTH IN THE BIG LICK AWARD” – To Christy Howard Parsons who told Daddy via a Change.Org Petition, ” … Soring Is A Major Problem“.