We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Most Senate Dems took Abramoff cash. Is this whole Abramoff thing a real story? I can't find the story in it yet. Politicans accept campaign donations from a sleazeball? That's a story? A real story would be a politican not accepting $ from sleazeballs, but that guy or gal would be a goo goo schlemiel loser, wouldn't he?
"F-ing Welsh." Tony Blair said it, and now police investigating it as a possible hate crime. Protein. "F-ing crazy Brits." I said that. Arrest me. (Reductio ad absurdum)
Cat evolution finally understood, via mitochondrial DNA. Two things pain me about this article: 1. The great cats of the world are essentially extinct, or on the verge of it. 2. House cats are not close to extinction, sad to say - it would be a far more perfect world without those damn things.
How Alito might alter the balance of the Court. CSM
May you die the death of a thousand cats, trapped inside your house and sharpening their claws on your Oriental rugs!
Cats are creatures sent to us by God to humble us and puncture our vainglory with their needle sharp claws and withering gaze. And to provide balm for our weary souls with their purrs, kneading paws and soft, soft fur. Plus, just one can keep an entire house, barn, dog kennel, garage and chicken house rat and mouse free and the lawn mole free without any nasty chemicals and traps.
I always have my cats fixed, to keep the population in check. There is nothing crueller than letting them produce litter after litter to go feral and become the next victims of vicious little boys out in gangs looking for something to torture. Not to mention coyote bait.
Obviously you cannot tolerate being in the presence of a superior being. Getting to know cats is preparation for getting to know God and demands of us a tolerance for mystery, distance, and unpredictability. Remember in Narnia they say that Aslan is not a tame lion. House cats are not tame either, and that is what is so threatening about them to people like my mother who can only tolerate slobbering devotion from hounds and retrievers (not that there's anything wrong with slobbering devotion).
And need I belabor the fact that he who understands cats is well on the way towards understanding women (no crude remarks, now). Misogynists always hate cats.