Friday, June 29, 2007

Fred the Cat’s Point of View


Forgive my feline ignorance and tell me this. What the hell is a Paris Hilton and why do I hear about it from the TV set more than I hear about the bloody insane war in Iraq?

Now my comment and question on another matter. Wednesday afternoon there was breaking news about an hour-long power outage in a part of New York City. You would have thought it was the end of the world. Oh what would the New Yorkers do on a hot afternoon with no air conditioning etc.? Hey, how about this? The average daily temperature in Iraq right now is over one hundred degrees and those poor people haven’t had electricity they could count on since the US invaded their country. Anyone worried about them?

Have a great weekend and enjoy your catnip of choice

Sincerely
Fred the Cat (the cat who loves you guys)

31 Comments:

Blogger enigma4ever said...

oh Fred....I am worried too...about Iraq and how the Surge has only made things worse and I am sick of hearing about Paris....go find a nice sunny nap spot and maybe one day this will all be over....Dont' eat any foriegn fish from China friend...( this is Xena Enigma's cat napping on the TV...)

June 29, 2007 1:38 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Fred, I have even refused to turn on TV news or read any MSM news just because of the Paris thing. She's just a little mouse everyone is fascinated to watch.

June 29, 2007 3:09 AM  
Blogger sumo said...

Then she is going to find herself in my trap!

June 29, 2007 3:30 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

I also cannot understand the attention to Paris, or a couple of hours of power interruption.

Let me see what distraction I can buy today.....

June 29, 2007 4:44 AM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

Great point, Fred. The night time temps in Iraq barely get down, yes down into the EIGHTIES, and under our occupation, they are lucky to have the electricity ON for six hours a day.

June 29, 2007 4:48 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

Something has to be shown to distract the country from ther 100 U.S soldiers deaths in Iraq this month, or the falling economy, or the thousands of Katrina victims still stranded nearly 2 years after the hurricane.

If I were a conservative media, I would cover Paris instead as well.

June 29, 2007 5:09 AM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Fred, Paris is the universe's way of showing us our news media sucks.

Bunch of cry babies in NY.

June 29, 2007 5:12 AM  
Blogger beachblogger said...

dear PoP,

some people get the Paris Hilton, some get the Holiday Inn Baghdad.

peace, peter

June 29, 2007 6:22 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

Like Fred, I think the world has its head upside-down.

June 29, 2007 6:22 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

I too cant understand the fascination with Paris unless its Paris France!
Can you imagine our soldiers wearing their garb on these hot days!? Yet another reason to get outa there

June 29, 2007 7:16 AM  
Blogger WeezieLou said...

fred, m'man - you need to lighten up! the job of a cat is to be narcissistic! and, we'll always have paris.

June 29, 2007 7:32 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Rupert Murdoch syndrome. Forget Iraq, there are idiotic bimbos to look at. I don't watch the TV news, so this is the first I heard about the power outage in NY. Gee, there must not be a war being fought in the blazing desert anywhere.

June 29, 2007 7:33 AM  
Anonymous scott said...

Fred,

Paris is a wealth heiress who video taped herself in coitus, launched the tape on the internet and became famous for life. I have considered doing this myself, but I am afraid al-Qaeda could use the tape against us as a weapon of mass nausea. I love America too much to let that happen.

Newsworthiness is generally a marketing decision. However, I think the temperature in Baghdad would be more interesting if the Bush twins were serving as enlisted soldiers or marines in that theater.

Later, Dude.

June 29, 2007 8:03 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Fred, You Da Dude! I wish you could be in the senate instead of some of the dildos we have there now. You sure have alot more common sense than them.

June 29, 2007 9:35 AM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Fred, Paris is what the MSM uses to lure Americans from thinking about important things.

June 29, 2007 10:45 AM  
Blogger Darwin's Dagger said...

You have been tagged. Darwin's Dagger: Tagged

June 29, 2007 10:47 AM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

A Paris Hilton is very similar to what you leave in your cat box.

Our priorities are so misplaced....with the help of our "media" of course, reality shows, American Idol......

June 29, 2007 7:08 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

Fred, there was a famous photograph taken during the war in Vietnam. It was a photograph of a little girl running from napalm and it was taken by a photographer by the name of Nick Ut. The photo became iconic and won a lot of prizes, including a Pulitzer.

The day Paris Hilton was (ahem) escorted back to prison, there was another iconic photograph taken, of Paris crying in the back of the police car. It was taken 35 years to the day after the famous photograph in the Vietnam war, by the same photographer, Nick Ut.

How the mighty have fallen.

June 29, 2007 9:29 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

I think Paris is to be pitied. All that money and no personality! What makes her purr I wonder?

June 29, 2007 11:40 PM  
Anonymous pekka said...

Fred, I think I am on to you. There is a whiff of anti-Americanism in your statements and it's becoming clear to me why. Your are a cat, right?, and all the cats originate from the North Eastern Africa which just happens to be a cat's meow from Iraq. You see where I am going with this? Let me spell it out to you, hairy ears - G U A N T N A M O! Put that into your catnip pipe and smoke it!

PS. Liberation of Paris is one of the greatest achievement ever.

June 30, 2007 12:41 AM  
Blogger Oceanshaman said...

My feline friend,

Best to avoid the TV set altogether. There's this human singer named Bruce who sings about 57 channels and nothing on. He's so right. It's so worthless . . .

As for the power outage thing, I love your calm perspective. Lots of New Yorkers, and lots of Americans, generally, are pretty spoiled, with a certain sense of entitlement when it comes to their modern conveniences. You pointing out the suffering of Iraqis is apt . . .

Thank you for your feline wisdom . . .

June 30, 2007 7:38 AM  
Blogger Time said...

When I first met you Fred, I thought, what does he know, he's just a cat.

I apologize!!

I have come to count on your common sense and wisdom.

Humans are nuts Fred. Don't try to understand, just enjoy the fact that you belong to good humans.

June 30, 2007 8:35 AM  
Anonymous abi said...

Fred, you're better off not knowing what a Paris Hilton is. Because as long as there are Paris Hiltons to amuse us two-legged creatures, we have an excuse to look away from the misery we've inflicted on Iraqis.

June 30, 2007 10:28 AM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Fred, Paris Hilton is what Americans are about... did you know that only half of our men and women vote in this country Fred?

That tells you how and why they are into Miss Hilton.

Now about the heat, I'm very concerned about the people in New York and the people in Iraq who cannot cool down from this heat, mostly the young, the old and the ill.

You all have a very enjoyable weekend and be safe out there.

June 30, 2007 12:34 PM  
Blogger Larry said...

Now instead of hearing about Paris Hilton, we have to hear Joe Lieberman calling for more surveillance on U.S citizens.

I wish he would finishing sucking on Bush's ears and keep his yap shut.

July 01, 2007 11:07 AM  
Anonymous Jake said...

A cheap hotel in Paris Illinois?

July 02, 2007 12:18 AM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Awww, Fred,
I hope you had a nice nap this weekend. You are so smart. Do you like to be petted, I feel like scratching your belly.

July 02, 2007 9:28 AM  
Blogger Robert Rouse said...

Fred, take a look at your twin - my cat Ozzy.

July 02, 2007 12:46 PM  
Blogger two crows said...

oh, Fred--
fyi, a Paris Hilton is related to that furry gunk you hack up on the carpet every so often-- only less aatractive. and less important.

as to NY -- I'm sure no electricity on a hot afternoon there IS hell.
and so is Iraq-- quadrupled --at least.

July 02, 2007 3:22 PM  
Blogger Naj said...

Fred,

Paris Hilton is the name of a hotel located on:

18, Avenue Suffren, 75015 Paris, France - +33 1 44 38 56 25.

July 02, 2007 8:00 PM  
Blogger Fleming said...

Fred, my cats Lovey and Star think you should start your own blog because . . . as they put it . . . you are so perspicacious.

Not that Patricia isn't just as perspicacious. She writes a very good blog with a most mouth watering name.

July 03, 2007 4:53 AM  

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