Friday, February 16, 2007

Friday with Fred the Cat

I may be just a cat, but I’m listening to what’s going on. Some ask if Barak Obama is black enough. Some might ask if he’s white enough. Take a look at me folks. Look at my colors. Am I black enough? Am I white enough? See, how foolish those two questions sound?

Speaking as a black and white cat, I must say that whether I’m a good cat or a bad cat has nothing to do with my colors. It’s what’s inside my head and my heart that makes me who I am. It’s my experiences and the life I have led up to this point that give me the thoughts that I have. It’s the way I have been treated and the emotions I have experienced that shape who I am. I’m not too black and I’m not too white, I’m black and white.

Sometimes some of you human beings worry me with the way you break things down. Not everyone or every thing can be broken down into black or white. Some of us are black and some of us are white and some of us are black and white. But as they say, it’s all good.

Have a great weekend and don’t overdo it with the Cosmic catnip.


Blogger sumo said...

Fred old are just too wise for your years. We need you in the administration. Do you think the POP'S would let you go and work things out with Barney? I think America stands a better chance with the two of you flip flopping on the floor over issues at hand. Consider it please? My dog Lulah could be your Secretary of State...she knows how to sweet talk in many languages.

February 16, 2007 1:51 AM  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

lol@ don't over do it with the cosmic catnip.

February 16, 2007 3:26 AM  
Blogger missmagnoliathunderpussy said...

Darling Fred, I could care less if he's sky blue pink, I've watched him on the "Dumont" over the last few years, he's amazing and could possibly be the savior of our country. Even if he doesn't make President in 08, I'll bet my last pair of pre-war nylons that he'll make VP, with either Hilary or Edwards as Pres. Any way you slice it, the next 8 years will be wonderfull, you know they'll bring our Boys and Girls home, that alone will get my vote!

February 16, 2007 4:26 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

Fred, are you black with white spots or white with black spots? We MUST know!! Black is good, and white is good, and gray is good too. OK, ginger colored is fine too.

February 16, 2007 4:46 AM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

Sorry to disappoint, Fred, but I am looking forward to abusing the cosmic catnip.

February 16, 2007 4:57 AM  
Blogger Felinemom said...

Fred, you are as wise as you are handsome.

February 16, 2007 5:17 AM  
Blogger COLORADO BOB said...

Cats with a high WOW factor

February 16, 2007 5:44 AM  
Blogger Blue said...

Fred, that might be the smartest thing I have heard since Barack declared his candidacy!

Can't promise to go easy on the catnip, though. I've worked hard all week and I've earned the right to let my hair down!

February 16, 2007 5:45 AM  
Blogger Cairo The Boxer said...

I'm mostly brown but have some white spots on my chest. What does that make me?

These silly humans and their all-or-nothing approaches to the world!!

February 16, 2007 6:26 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Fred! You are the best!

February 16, 2007 7:11 AM  
Blogger Aikäne said...

Fred, you're a handsome tomcat, all right, even without the swimsuit, and your wisdom must come from top-drawer teachers. I'm sure you listen and observe more than you speak.

However, as you expand your reach, get ready for the tough questions from the corpoRAT media that are sure to tail you:

* The public seems intrigued by the b&w - but is that a b&w or a color photo? And was it taken in Hawaii, Africa, or a questionable school in Singapore?

* "Some" (we're still looking for "some" for confirmation) are questioning whether your black is black enough - and whether the white is to white. What is your response?

* When you cross Penn. Ave in front of Cheney's limo, is that a harbinger of good luck or bad luck for him? (Don't you love them big Harvard words like "harbinger"?)

* And - keeping it current - just how well did you know Ann Nicole?

February 16, 2007 7:15 AM  
Blogger JBlue said...

Out of the mouths of cats....

February 16, 2007 7:56 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Fred, you are so smart. I wish more people had thoughts as deep as yours. When I hear what some people are saying about Barack Obama, I think humans are more ignorant than I've ever imagined.

February 16, 2007 8:18 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

An interesting observation I have used myself lately to point out the racism of our culture, which we vehemently deny. I wonder if he'd be considered white if his father was white and his mother black, or does he have to be less than 1/8 black to be considered white? In the end, who gives a shit? He's a bright guy with good ideas.

February 16, 2007 8:30 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Your probably right Fred, but I think Clinton, Biden, Edwards, Romney, McCain, Gulianni, and all the rest; are to white to be President.

They don't reflect or represent the multi-color make-up of the country. Two hundred-thirty years of white guys. Call me biased, we have had enough white guys.

So I was going to vote for Obama, but now I'm told I should not, because he's a smoker. What's an American Indian supposed to do Fred?

February 16, 2007 8:50 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

fred: as a mixed race pound puppy my own self i must absolutely concur with your analysis. spot on catdude. usually when i hear stuff like that this mutt just gets ready to kick himself some more pedigreed ass.

February 16, 2007 9:00 AM  
Blogger FreakyNick said...

...and some of us are Golden. ;-).

If only humans could reach the tolerance of cats and dogs, the world would be better.


February 16, 2007 9:21 AM  
Blogger Graeme said...

cats should run the world

February 16, 2007 10:23 AM  
Blogger Jim Yeager said...

I'm mostly gray, as you can see. Bits of white here and there. Black pupils -- surrounded by red. PoP might suspect otherwise, but the red in my eyes is wholly genetic. I've looked into tinted contacts, but they don't make them this small.

Just as well. I'm really squeamish about foreign objects touching my eyeballs anyway...

February 16, 2007 10:27 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

Fred, thank you for that!

February 16, 2007 10:57 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Fred, you are a wise old man.

Oh that our "leaders" could be as smart as you.

February 16, 2007 11:07 AM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

Yeah, but you're a cool cat, Fred. The ones asking those questions....well, just be glad they're not cats, ok? It would dilute the gene pool horribly!

February 16, 2007 12:17 PM  
Blogger Eric J. Burton said...

MissMagnoliaThunderpussy I am an not convinced that the Dems are going to win back the White House, they haven't actually put anyone in the race that is electible.

Come on Hillary is going to be bring out angry males of both parties to vote against her. Hillary also has the temper and has yet to answer any tough questions from the Media. Wait till she snaps.

Obama, he is a pretty new face but he is trailing Hillary for the black vote, apparently black voters don't like him as much as Hillary. Obama aslo has way too many questions that haven't been answered as of yet.

Bring on Edwards, LMO he is nothing more than a pretty face, the man talks about two americas and obviously lives in the other america, the one with lavish houses and unending wealth. This is the same guy who couldn't get re-elected to the senate in his own state.

If I was a democrat I wouldn't be over confident.

February 16, 2007 12:21 PM  
Blogger C-dell said...

another friday, but this one is special to me.

February 16, 2007 12:49 PM  
Blogger TFLS said...

Such a bootiful kitty! And so smart! I say Fred T. Cat for president. Your campaign slogan could be: "Catnip in Every Bowl and a Mouse in Every House!" We could even print up t-shirts! :)

February 16, 2007 1:20 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

POP! We both made the blog round-up today at Crooks and Liars!!!

February 16, 2007 4:03 PM  
Blogger R.Powers said...

Fred you silly cat. It's not his color it's his newbieness. Where's the experience?

Give him a few years.

February 16, 2007 4:31 PM  
Blogger Jefro3000 said...

Very wise. For further (or fuhrer)proof that color is not determinate of soul just check out cats that look like Hitler! PS congrats on blogroll!

February 16, 2007 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must admit, that as a writer you, Fred, are as good as or better than your house maid, Pop. What comes to looks, can't see her beating you in that score either. What I wanted to say, though, is that this Obama's suitability issue is suprising, at least to me. If true, Obama gets less support from your African-American community because of his father being of all the things - AFRICAN. What the he...

February 17, 2007 12:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a. need to do the word thing
b. i love martini
c. it doesn't matter what he is other than black for a lot of folks and that's what the republicans are banking on. just like it doesn't matter much to most folks that hillary is more than a pair of ovaries. sad, really.

February 17, 2007 2:28 AM  
Blogger CitizenBoo said...

The race debate over Obama seems silly to me, but it does prove how much race matters in this country.

February 17, 2007 5:27 PM  
Blogger Merci said...

Fred, you are one smart cat! We can learn a lot from you!

February 17, 2007 5:28 PM  
Blogger BBC said...

The pussy's here at Polly's Honky Tonk Saloon and Whorehouse have never seen a black man.

But they get along very well with the black pussy that lives in their yard even though she is nothing more than a squatter that eats their food.

They all live and play well together.

As for me, I've never been around a lot of colored people. But I know this.

I've had some great colored friends. And I've known a lot of white 'niggers' that I don't want to spend any time with.

Just saying.

February 17, 2007 7:59 PM  
Blogger Gracie said...

I always enjoy reading your words of wisdom, Fred.


PS - I hope you'll take a moment and read here

February 18, 2007 12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bbc : colored is not appropriate nor appreciated!

February 18, 2007 6:31 PM  
Blogger Octavian said...

Cute cat!

February 18, 2007 8:22 PM  
Blogger The Truffle said...

Yay! A pooty! A cute, cute pooty!

February 19, 2007 3:12 PM  
Blogger Women on the Verge said...


My name is Rudy and I'm a black Maine Coon who lives with Ethel of Women on the Verge. Your comments were right on the money! Can I just tell you how sick to death I am of being stereotyped cause I'm a black cat??? If I hear.. "OHHHH , he's bad luck", or "where's the witch?" one more time, I'm gonna hork up a hairball...

February 19, 2007 3:34 PM  
Blogger Michael Bains said...

Maine Coon? That's like living with a Lynx!

It is always good to have Big friends in this world.

Fred, you are certainly felis catus philosopherus. I salute your wisdom, sir.

February 19, 2007 4:10 PM  
Blogger Women on the Verge said...

Yep... and his mom lives with us too. I've been half asleep in the middle of the night thinking that I'd had a stroke and was now unable to move the lower half of my body... turns out I was pinned by 50 lbs of cat.


February 20, 2007 7:03 AM  

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