Friday, September 28, 2007


Yes, I got all my shots and my chip at the vet’s a couple of weeks ago. Let’s just leave it at that. Some things should just be left alone. Here’s one thing I will say. When they started trimming my claws, I put up with it for three paws but put my foot down when they started on the fourth paw. Enough was enough and they had to surrender to my anger at that point. Ha! I rule!

See if you can help me out with this. This week, once again I carefully produced a fine sized wet hairball in the bathroom floor. It was a beauty. Pop came in, in the dark and she was barefoot. She stepped on my lovely hairball. First she said, “Damn it Fred”. I think that was some sort of remark of admiration regarding my large, beautiful, wet hairball. Then as she began to clean up the floor and her foot she started talking about ducks. She kept saying, “Duck! Duck! Duck!” over and over. At least that’s what it sounded like she was saying. I thought maybe she was losing her mind or something. So I just went outside on the screened in patio. What the hell was she talking about? Duck?

Have a great weekend
Fred the Cat (the cat who loves you guys)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

One more god-awful Nightmare

“In high-level meetings over the past several days, U.S. military officials have pressed State Department officials to assert more control over Blackwater, which operates under the department's authority, said a U.S. government official with knowledge of the discussions. "The military is very sensitive to its relationship that they've built with the Iraqis being altered or even severely degraded by actions such as this event," the official said.

This is a nightmare," said a senior U.S. military official. "We had guys who saw the aftermath, and it was very bad. This is going to hurt us badly. It may be worse than Abu Ghraib, and it comes at a time when we're trying to have an impact for the long term." The official was referring to the prison scandal that emerged in 2004 in which U.S. soldiers tortured and abused Iraqis.”
(Washington Post)

Is it just me or does this whole subject of Blackwater scare the hell out of you? A full military facility that seems to have to answer to no one but themselves and is under contract to our government, is way more than worrisome.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Short but not so Sweet

Who has more reasons to be embarrassed by their nation’s leader, Iranians or Americans?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my Sweetheart!

Today is the birthday of the most wonderful person to ever enter into my life.
This post is to tell him that I love him deeply and with all my heart.
Also, I want to say thank you to his mom for what she did those many years ago today.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Pop

We love you,
Fred the Cat
Murphy the Dog

Monday, September 24, 2007

Rudy’s, WTF? Moment

Last week while Rudy Giuliani was speaking at an NRA meeting his cell phone began to ring. Rudy stopped his speech, took his phone from his pocket and answered the call. It was his wife calling so he spoke with her, told her he’d call her back and added that he loved her.

WTF was that all about? Was it a planned call and supposed to be funny? Was it for real and unplanned? If it wasn’t planned, who the hell leaves their cell phone on when they are giving a speech? Could there be anything more rude than interrupting your speech and your audience by taking a timeout to answer the phone?

Was this supposed to signal that his wife comes before anything else? I just don’t get it.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Fred the Cat is Back with Questions

I was gonna take a blog break, but I just had to speak up this week.

Okay, full disclosure, I am black and I am white. Having said that, I have a question. Are you people going forward or backward?

I heard a black athlete say this week that it was okay for a black man to call a black woman a “bitch”, but it was wrong for a white man to call a black woman the same thing. He also said it was okay for a black man to call another black man the “N” word, but it wasn’t okay for a white man to use that same term.

Then I heard that Jessie Jackson asked Obama if he was acting too white. Remember when someone asked if Obama was black enough?

Finally there is the travesty that is going on in Jena, La. Black kids in jail for fighting with white kids. Nooses hanging from trees? Marches in the streets once again over racial discrimination?

I thought you people, black and white, were making progress and learning to live, work and have fun together. Judging by what you guys are doing, it would seem amazing that I can live contently with my black self and my white self. You see, on the inside I’m one cat, neither black nor white.

Have a nice weekend and be sweet to yourself and one another

Fred the Cat (the cat who loves you guys)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Show them for who they are

Every bastard who voted against the Webb amendment yesterday should have his or her name up in lights under the heading, “Those who do not support the life and welfare of our troops”

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The New Atonement

Once when you wanted to atone for some sin you had committed or some wrong you had done, it was called your “Come to Jesus” moment. The idea being you confess, cast your sins before Jesus and ask forgiveness.

Seems today when an ex-member of this administration wants to atone for something they have done, it is their “Go to a book publisher” moment. The idea is that you confess, cast your sins on paper and then ask people to pay you in order to read about them.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Are they watching?

I often wonder if the Iraqis are watching the erosion of our freedoms by the man who has purported to give them theirs. What must they think?

Monday, September 17, 2007

A Big, Bloody, Oily, Heaping Helping of Betrayal

Last week the MoveOn ad suggested that General Petraeus might betray the American people and the Right went all nuts as they protested such a thought even be suggested. Betrayal, the ultimate treasonous suggestion as related to the military. Forget the thousands who have been killed or maimed in this brutal unnecessary war. Instead be incensed about that one word. The herring is big and it’s bright red.

Speaking of betrayal, seems Alan Greenspan knows we’ve all been betrayed. Our soldiers are not dying in vain, they are dying for oil.
“I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil,” he says.”

“Greenspan, 81, is understood to believe that Saddam Hussein posed a threat to the security of oil supplies in the Middle East.”

How’s that make you feel? You might have thought it, but now you know it.

Speaker Pelosi, now that we have this big, bloody, oily, heaping helping of betrayal, could we have impeachment on the table to clean it up?

Friday, September 14, 2007

Whew, we’re finally back home!

Today there was a bad wreck involving an eighteen wheeler on south bound I-95. No problem for us since we were going to be traveling north on I-95, right? Wrong. For whatever reason they decided to close all north bound lanes and divert all north bound traffic over to US 1. Oh man, what a long slow crawl that was. We had expected to be home much earlier today. But we are now finally home and Mr. Pop has gone to pick up fearless Fred the Cat and Murphy.

I’m waiting to see if Fred the Cat got his chip and shots. My sister in law, who has been a vet for many years, tells me the positives of the chip far outweigh any possible and rare negatives. That’s why we are determined to chip the Fred cat man. If he should run away for some reason, at least I’ll have a shot at knowing that I might get him back, or at worst, find out what happened to him.

Mr. Pop just drove up. Fred the Cat does have his shots and he is chipped! Finally! We'll see what kind of attitude he has brought home with him.

So we’re all back home and as they say, it’s all good!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Here’s looking at you kids

Here’s looking at you kids. That’s something I haven’t gotten to do as much lately as I would have liked. Mr. Pop has been using this computer here at the house to do some of his work. The nerve of him, right? Just because it’s his company computer and all. Seems the distractions here at home are far less than in the office with activities all around. So due to that situation, I haven’t gotten to visit my cyber friends a lot.

Plus I have been preparing to be away for a couple of days. The above mentioned Mr. Pop has another business convention, in Boca Raton this time. Once again I get to go along. This convention will take place at a swanky resort. Swanky is fun sometimes. There’s a fancy dinner Thursday night so I have to dress and act like an adult. Not my favorite sort of thing. Casual is where I am most comfortable.

While he’s at his meetings I’ll be snooping around the grounds and looking for pictures to bring back to you. There won’t be a post here tomorrow and Friday’s post will probably be late.

Fred and Murphy will be off to the vet’s today and once again they will try to give the fearless Fred the Cat his shots and chip. It better happen this time. I’ve tried to explain to him that it won’t hurt and that he needs to be brave, not mean.

I leave you with one question. Why didn’t the president address the nation yesterday, six years after the worst attack on our soil?

Take care, have fun, and I’ll see you sometime Friday.

(the photo of the green anole is compliments of Mr. Pop and his camera)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Mother Nature’s Foreclosure

This house was built to the tune of big bucks, I mean BIG bucks. It was built on the beach and this past couple of weeks Mother Nature decided she wants the land back. See all the white, yellow and grey things stacked by the water? Those are sand bags the owner has used to try to repel Mother Nature’s eviction notice. Yes, some of the bags are plastic and they’re tearing apart and washing into the ocean where they may be fatally ingested by sea turtles and other creatures.

The recent large ocean swells are taking the beach and the home’s foundation away from the owner. In my opinion, Mother Nature was there first and the land is hers for the taking.

No, I didn’t forget what today is or what it was six years ago, I just felt it would be sufficiently covered elsewhere.

Monday, September 10, 2007

This really is the definition of insanity

I hope to heavens that I am wrong but I fear the congress will give bush another fifty billion dollars for his war and things will go on as they have for the past years in Iraq. We’ll hear about six more months needed to “win” the war. Will it be called the continuation of the surge or will the surge be replaced by some other inane title? I don’t know but I expect the results will be the same.

We just keep doling out the money, leaving the same people in charge and fighting the same war. Should we expect a different result?

And an FYI. You can watch General Petraeus’ report today on C-span3. If you don’t get that channel on your TV, you can watch it on C-span’s website. Just Google C-span and click on view C-span3. This will be on at 12:30pm (eastern time)

Friday, September 07, 2007

Fred the Cat takes a break

Fred the Cat, like so many other bloggers, has decided to take a break from blogging for a while. He claims he’s just tired. But I think he’s busy with some project that he refuses to discuss with me at this point. He’s very secretive about what he’s doing. I caught Fred the Cat and Murphy the dog with my cell phone. They appeared to text messaging someone. They clicked it off before I could see what they were up to.

When he lets me know what he’s doing, I’ll share it with you. Right now your guess is as good as mine.

He asked me to link to this site for him today

Have a great weekend and hug your kids and pets for Fred the Cat and me.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Come one! Come all! Welcome to the Sideshow

Step right up ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the GOP sideshow. See them! Hear them! Wonder at them! Step right up! You’ll see freaks and geeks! We’ve got it all right here under this tent.

First we have the three who do not believe in evolution but instead believe the world and all it contains was created by the mighty stroke of one invisible hand.

Next we have the one who sees nothing wrong with boxing up his dog, tying it on top of his cars and driving for many hours.

Here we have one who wants to disband the entire government in the blink of an eye.

This particular one claims special powers because he happened to be the Mayor of New York City when a horrible tragedy struck.

This fellow was an actor on some TV show so he feels that makes him smart and capable. He’s also suffers bouts of delusion as do all the others.

Oh, and there’s this one. He used to be a big attraction but as of late he’s just some old guy who keeps stumbling around and mumbling something that sounds like an old Beach Boys tune.

What did I tell you, folks? We have the best sideshow in the business right here. We have the delusional, the absurd, the bizarre and the ridiculous. And most amazing of all, they each believe they can be the next Commander in Chief of the United States of America.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Irony and Insanity

A lot of us have always thought bush’s brain was about the size of a gnat’s butt, now we have proof. If he thinks he, of all people, can make large sums of money after he leaves the white house by going on paid speaking tours, he must be insane.

The guy who can barely read aloud and who has to be one of the worst speakers ever to reside in the white house, thinks people will actually pay good money to hear him mangle the English language. Talk about denying reality, this is all the proof we need to convict the guy of insanity.

“First, Mr. Bush said, “I’ll give some speeches, just to replenish the ol’ coffers.” With assets that have been estimated as high as nearly $21 million, Mr. Bush added, “I don’t know what my dad gets — it’s more than 50-75” thousand dollars a speech, and “Clinton’s making a lot of money.”

I guess sometimes twenty one million dollars just isn’t enough.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Who Says We Have No Class in Florida?

Sunday we drove out to the beach just to observe the amazing clear water of the Atlantic Ocean. For whatever reason the water right now is crystal clear and awesomely beautiful.

We parked at one beach access parking lot. As we were walking up to the crossover I spied this car. It had what appears to be a very desiccated fish head mounted onto the rear window and some sort of clear stuff made to look like a splash as the fish is leaping up from inside the car/water. I mean is that class or what? I’m voting for “or what”

As to the owner of this car, Republican or Democrat? Why?
I can’t answer that question since I didn’t talk to the owner. I’m just curious what you think.

Monday, September 03, 2007


The lonely decider-commander guy without his Fredo and his Turd Blossom on this Labor Day. What’s he to do now?