Saturday, May 28, 2005

shut the fuck up, asshole

"And I still, always, sue anyone who accuses me of bigotry or Holocaust-denial." - the alcoholic Christopher Hitchens, via the Huffington Post.

Well, Hitchens, you ethanol-soaked souse, you ARE A BIGOT AND A HOLOCAUST DENIER.

Go for it, bitch.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Friday text-only cat-blogging

I wish I could take credit for this, but I can't. It's a sign I saw on a pet shop marquee, and it speaks volumes of truth:

"Love is a four-legged word!"

On that note, good-bye to my friend Amon-Ra, more commonly known as "Rotten," the Golden Kitten of the Sun God. Farewell, quiet one.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Friday text-only cat-blogging

I finally tried one of the "clumping" cat litters on the market. While an interesting idea, I notice one major problem. The litter tends to turn into a concrete-like material in the corners of the litter box, and requires much more work when emptying and cleaning the litter box. I won't be changing from my own practices, perfected over years of research.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

by George!

British MP George Galloway deservedly and factually lambasted Norm Coleman in the US Congress today for impugning his character and called out the radical Nutzi republicans as the hypocritical scoundrels they are. I hope that the Democrats watched and understood the empowerment that legitimate righteous indignation can bring. It's sad when the British have to remind our feckless government officials what "don't tread on me" means and to show them how to stand up for themselves.


The REAL instructions the US Armed Forces receive in the "proper handling" of the Koran:

"Use at least three pages for security and wipe from the taint backwards - you don't want to get a urinary tract infection!"


An Italian airliner was diverted to Bangor, Maine, before finally being permitted to land in Boston, its original destination. Seems that once again, some dangerous person (like Cat Stevens?) had a name that matched up to the US government's "no-fly list," and they determined after the flight had already departed for Boston that this person possibly represented a hazard to the United States of America. Of course, this has already happened several times, and I find myself wondering one thing.

Shouldn't they just call the "no-fly list" the "no-land list?"

Friday, May 13, 2005

that about sums it up

During a gripe session about the contested nomination of "Zell" Bolton for UN ambassador, one of the vapid and semi-functionally illiterate news readers on FOX "News" Channel stated that the problem was that Mr. Voinovitch was acting as a "discerning" republican.

I suppose he probably meant "dissenting," but he certainly spoke the real truth about the Nutzis and their churlish minions at FOX, didn't he?

Friday text-only cat-blogging

Thanks to the existence of premium cable channels, I now know that "Garfield: The Movie" makes Mike Myers' take on "The Cat In The Hat" look like "Citizen Kane."

Thursday, May 12, 2005

shorter Scottie McClellan

"It was okay for the prezdunce to not be notified until after the fact of the aircraft incursion in Washington D.C. that had two fully-armed F-16 Eagles Red Alert-scrambled to intercept and ready to follow shoot-down orders and that also led to widespread panic and the chaotic evacuation of over 30,000 people, including his wife and government officials, while he was out riding his bicycle in the middle of the day a few miles away because... it turned out, nothing happened and he wasn't needed anyway."

Don't you all feel much safer?

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Reid my lips!

Harry Reid tells catkiller Frist and his posse to "put up or shut up."

"Two weeks ago, Bill Frist and I exchanged proposals in an attempt to avert a vote on the nuclear option.

One proposal allowed for up or down votes on all but four judges - which many of us on both sides of the aisle considered to be the goal of this hyped battle over judicial nominations.

It also took the "nuclear option" off the table, which even Ken Starr said yesterday was damaging to the Senate as an institution and "amounts to an assault on the judicial branch of government." This compromise would break the gridlock over these seven judges, and allow us to get back to doing the people's business.

Senator Frist's proposal does nothing to end the judicial impasse, as it would wipe away the very checks and balances that have prevented an abuse of power for more than 200 years.

That result is unacceptable.

I still consider this confrontation entirely unnecessary and irresponsible. The White House manufactured this crisis. Since Bush took office, the Senate confirmed 208 of his judicial nominations and turned back only 10, a 95% confirmation rate. Instead of accepting that success and avoiding further divisiveness and partisanship in Washington, the President chose to pick fights instead of judges by resubmitting the names of the rejected nominees.

This fight is not about seven radical nominees; it's about clearing the way for a Supreme Court nominee who only needs 51 votes, instead of 60 votes. They want a Clarence Thomas, not a Sandra Day O'Connor or Anthony Kennedy or David Souter. George Bush wants to turn the Senate into a second House of Representatives, a rubberstamp for his right wing agenda and radical judges. That's not how America works.

I believe there are two options for avoiding the nuclear showdown, which so many of us believe is bad for the Senate, and bad for America.

But I want to be clear: we are prepared for a vote on the nuclear option. Democrats will join responsible Republicans in a vote to uphold the constitutional principle of checks and balances.
If it does come to a vote, I asked Senator Frist to allow his Republican colleagues to follow their consciences. Senator Specter recently said that Senators should be bound by Senate loyalty rather than party loyalty on a question of this magnitude. But right wing activists are threatening primary challenges against Republicans who vote against the nuclear option. Senators should not face this or any other form of retribution based on their support for the Constitution. In return, I pledge that I will place no such pressure on Democratic Senators and I urge Senator Frist to refrain from placing such pressure on Republican Senators.

I also suggest two reasonable ways to avert this constitutional crisis.

First, allow up or down votes on additional nominees, as I addressed in my proposal to Frist two weeks ago. If this is about getting judges on the courts, let's get them on the courts.

Second, allow the Senate to consider changing the rules without breaking the rules. Every one of us knows that there is a right way and a wrong way to change the rules of the Senate; the nuclear option is the wrong way. Senator Dodd will go to the floor this afternoon to expand on the way the Senate changes its rules.

I suggest that Senator Frist introduce his proposal as a resolution. If he does, we commit to moving it through the Rules Committee expeditiously and allow for a vote on the floor. It takes 67 votes to change the rules. If Senator Frist can't achieve 67 votes, then clearly the nuclear option is not in the best interest of the Senate or the nation.

Either of these options offers a path away from the precipice of the nuclear option. But if neither of these options is acceptable to you, let's vote."

Harry Reid is the man. Time to show your true faces, Nutzi bastards.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Friday text-only cat-blogging

A friend of mine, who is taking care of her daughter's cat, asked me if it was difficult to treat feline ear mites. My answer? I showed her a bottle of ear mite treatment, and simply pointed to the first sentence of the directions for use:

"Hold cat firmly."

Sunday, May 01, 2005

he doth protest too much

Alabama Nutzi republican radical Gerald Allen thinks homosexuality is unacceptable. He is proposing a bill that bans books by gay authors and also requires that novels with gay protagonists and textbooks that suggest homosexuality is natural to be outlawed. When asked what he would do with all of the books that would be affected, Allen is quoted as saying "I guess we dig a big hole and dump them in and bury them." He has defended this idea on what he claims to be moral grounds, saying "I don't look at it as censorship, I look at it as protecting the hearts and souls and minds of our children."

Apparently Allen feels that if awareness of the existence of homosexuality is restricted, children won't "choose" to be gay. That would seem to indicate that Mr. Allen was himself tempted by the allure of homosexuality when he found out about it, and wants to save others from the horrible conflicts that rage within his heart. After all, if being homosexual is not a choice, then Mr. Allen has nothing to worry about since neither he nor anyone else can catch it. However, if homosexuality is a choice, then it is clearly a choice that Gerald Allen thinks about every day and he is so weak at controlling himself that he wants to make the the state of Alabama responsible for keeping him away from his lust for sex with other men.