Boy oh boy. Talk about taking the gloves off. I got an email from Michael Hall, a Research Associate at the Center for Consumer Freedom. He writes me from time to time to rail about what he describes as the bizarre and what he calls fraudulent activities that coincide with the movement known as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA. Well, the Center for Consumer Freedom ran an ad during the Super Bowl asking Super Bowl viewers to donate their money to local pet shelters, and not to the Humane Society of the United States, which has received bad marks from a top charity watchdog. First of all, listen to the ad which has a doctor reporting to his patient that his appendix had been successfully removed when the patient says back, I was here for a tonsillectomy. The doctor says oops! Then the ad says you wouldn't want to surgeon who got a D in medical school and you would not want to give to a charity that's got a D grade. it then goes on to say that the Humane Society of the United States got a D from Charity Watch.