Friday, April 18, 2008

Life’s Characters

Okay, here’s one of my many concerns about the debate Wednesday night.

Besides feeling like you guys were being insulted by the quality of the questions the moderators asked, I have a pet peeve. Yes, cat’s can have pets too.

What is this guilt by association? Because Senator Obama knew some questionable characters during his life, is that supposed to make him a bad guy? Jeez, who hasn’t known some unusual people in their lifetime? Knowing different sorts of people makes life interesting.

I don’t know if Pop would tell you this, but I will. She has known Earth First members, sadly both have passed away due to natural causes. She has known someone who served time in federal prison for drug distribution. She has known all sorts of people and she isn’t a law breaker in any way.

While I lived on the street before I decided to move into the Pop home, you wouldn’t believe some of the character felines I met at that time. Crazy rascals of all kinds. But look at me. I’m the most gentleman of feline gentlemen.

As for Obama’s minister, deeds speak as loud if not louder than words. His sermons are his performances, his deeds are something else all together.

Okay, before someone comes along and sits in the rocking chair hoping to rock on my beautiful black tail, I better get outta here.

Have a wonderful weekend. Keep a warm heart and an open mind.

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


Blogger Distributorcap said...


you are so schmart -- schmarter than almost all humans

the baiting that went on at the debate was disgusting.. gibson and stephanopolous are out defending their horrendous performance, because that is what pseudo-journalists do. problem is fred that a lot of america likes to hear stuff like that because they would rather tear down a person than discuss real issues that are tearing apart this country. that is why we love seeing britney spears and hate talking about health care and iraq

fred stay a cat, because if humans continue down this road like ABC did, there will be no country left to ignore.

April 18, 2008 2:05 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

When I was a wee lad, I was friends with a kid who once ate a worm. I know that makes me an annelidophobe. I'm sorry.

April 18, 2008 5:32 AM  
Blogger danps said...

I saw your C&L comment on McCain's age. Back when Dennis Miller was funny he talked about Reagan being too old and said something like: "This guy is in his 70s and has acces to The Button? My old man is that age and I won't let him touch the remote control!"

April 18, 2008 6:42 AM  
Blogger TheVoiceofChoice said...

Right on Fred. People you gotta love it, Someone still speaks from his heart.

April 18, 2008 7:23 AM  
Blogger Forty Paws said...

Fred, we truly admire you. We purrsonally didn't watch the debates. We find napping much more enjoyable than debates. Unless we're debating whether another cat has taken our nap spot.

Luf, Us

April 18, 2008 7:39 AM  
Blogger roger said...

the left out coast got a tape delayed replay, so we watched the after discussion before the actual debate was shown. thus forewarned, we skipped most of it.

yes. it was a disgrace.

April 18, 2008 7:54 AM  
Anonymous Joe the Troll said...

The people who criticize Obama for knowing Wright forget one important fact - McCain has been seen associating with Bush & Cheney. How bad is THAT?

April 18, 2008 7:58 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

word fred. heck, i'm the questionable character in some folks stories.

April 18, 2008 8:42 AM  
Blogger annie said...

dear fred~i have friends that were and was once a ::::shudder:::: deadhead myself. i've lived with small-minded generalizations for most of my 50 years.'s not a surprise that obama would be targeted in the same manner. people suck, compared to fine felines like yourself, fred. :)

April 18, 2008 8:47 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

I'd never squoosh your tail, Fred. Have a great weekend!

April 18, 2008 11:39 AM  
Blogger autumn said...

wow! what a smart cat! =]

you crack me up. haha. have a nice weekend. ^^

April 18, 2008 11:51 AM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Not that I want to argue with a cat, they are formidable debaters...but the reason this issue is important is because these people are not just "passing acquaintances", they are people who have given him large sums of money for his campaign and helped to raise large sums of money for him. Usually people who are in jail, or have been in jail, or are known terrorists, aren't helping someone reach a higher office without hoping to get something out of it. Rezko did exactly that in Chicago, he helped guys like the Governor, Blagojevich, with the plans to get contracts and be on important boards that will favor him and make money. He even said that he was hoping to get Blagojevich to run for President.

This is why it's important, and to ignore this or try to make it sound as if it is no big deal, is not such a good idea. Look at all those Republicans who ignored all of George W. Bush's associations with big oil companies and companies like Halliburton. Look at what all those big companies have done since George has become president.

Closing your eyes and holding your ears to block out the red flags in the life of Barack Obama will not help anyone to make an informed decision.


Mary Ellen (the human who loves you right back)

April 18, 2008 12:41 PM  
Blogger annie said...

Via U.S. News and World Report~

"The Obama campaign says about half of the people who contributed to that $40 million raised in March were first-time donors, giving on average 96 bucks."

look into that factoid!

April 18, 2008 12:51 PM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

annie- not sure what that has to do with anything I wrote, but if that's all ya got...Bush got a lot of money from donors, how did that work out for ya? Just because he can snow a bunch of people with his inspirational speeches, doesn't mean he's capable of being a good or even mediocre president. He could be just as big of a jerk as Bush.

Really, is that the best you can do?

April 18, 2008 1:23 PM  
Blogger Dean Wormer said...


April 18, 2008 3:27 PM  
Blogger annie said...

he has raised more money from single donors than any candidate in political history, to date. yep, that's all i got.

April 18, 2008 5:33 PM  
Anonymous Joe the Troll said...

"Really, is that the best you can do?"

Is putting one man's words into another man's mouth the best YOU can do?

April 18, 2008 10:23 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Fred, you really should have run for president. Seriously. I always look forward to hearing from you on Friday.

April 19, 2008 5:20 AM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! It's been a few days before I posted anything, I'll admit, but it's been rather incredibly busy. Truth to tell, I've also been building up a good head of steam at all the outrages I've seen on the news before I pop the relief valve and start hammering at the keyboard.


April 20, 2008 5:37 AM  
Blogger Michael Manning said...

Fred the Cat looks so cool!

April 20, 2008 12:20 PM  
Blogger an average patriot said...

Fred you are a cool cat! I am 99.9% sure that guy Obama knew from the Weather underground 40 years ago was pardoned by Clinton when he was President. Ha! You don't here the worm Hillary mentioning that do you! Hope you all had a nice weekend Freddie's!

April 20, 2008 2:58 PM  
Blogger Swinebread said...

I voted for a guy on a lark once... he eventually turned into an eco-terrorist...

I guess i can't be president now :(

April 21, 2008 7:49 AM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

Fred, you are a very wise feline. I agree, knowing all kinds of people in your life makes things interesting. And smarter. And less closed-minded.

April 21, 2008 9:22 PM  

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