Friday, July 24, 2009

The Snit and Why

Yeah, I have been in a snit ever since I found out that prissy little thing they call Martini is getting to go to the beach with the Pops next week. He even has a little suitcase with his toys, his comb and brush and all the other things I guess they think he needs.

Where will I be Monday morning while they’re all excited and getting ready to hit the road? You guessed it, I’ll be at the vet’s in the boarding facility. Sure doesn’t exactly sound like a week at the beach, does it? While prissy pants is all snuggled up with the Pops, I’ll be all snuggled up with my bad assed attitude. While prissy pants is getting to go to the fancy dog and cat supply store next week, what do I get to do? I get to look at the other loser cats who didn’t get to go on vacation and they ended up being boarded.

But there is always the flip side. While I’m at the vet’s I get to drive everyone there crazy as I hiss and growl whenever a human comes near me. I love the looks I get when I growl at the kennel girl and she goes by mumbling, “Fred, what is your problem?” If she would come closer I would show her my problem, all twenty of these long sharp claws might be just for her.

So next week Pop won’t be posting here and I sure as hell don’t intend to post when they bring me home next Friday afternoon. I gotta keep this attitude going right through next weekend. So Pop wanted me to tell you that she will most likely talk to you a week from Monday, but who knows she just might pop up sometime next weekend.

Have a great weekend and a great week. If you things are going bad for you, just think of me at the vet’s as I think of prissy pants with the Pops at the beach. Grrrr!

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

Thursday, July 23, 2009

It’s time for them to STFU!

I really do care about the healthcare reform bill that is floating around in Congress, and here comes the but, but I am so very tired of hearing Republicans and especially blue dog Democrats telling us how harmful and dangerous it’s going to be. Ninety nine percent of what they are saying is lie after lie and we know they know it. To take something this important and put political motives ahead of common sense is disgraceful.

If I could have one wish right now it would be for them to STFU until they have honest facts to backup their rhetoric. I don’t think that too much to ask.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Read any good books lately?

Next week we’ll be heading out for the beach. What does that mean? It means it’s time to go book shopping.

Recently I have been reading “Confessions of an economic hit man”. Way too heavy reading for the beach, in my opinion. I want to read something funny and lighthearted. I have considered Hunter Thompson’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”. I read the reviews at one of the online book stores and most said it was funny in a dark sort of way. Since I have never read any of Thompson’s work, would that be a good one for the beach?

A couple of years ago someone suggested that I take “Lamb” by Christopher Moore, to read. I did and I laughed out loud and drove Mr. Pop crazy reading parts of it to him.

So, it’s that time again, any suggestions?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Only in America, I suspect

How’s this for a come-on? Buy a truck and …..are you ready for this? Buy a truck and you’ll get an AK-47 for free. Who could pass up a deal like that? I guess it’s a great deal for the customers of Max Motors in Missouri.

I’m wondering if such idiotic stunts occur in any other country other than this one.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Getting a little crazy

Let me set the stage for this by telling you that I am a creature of habit. Not often do I do something rash or even daring. But Saturday I nervously tiptoed out of my safe circle just a bit. Guys may not understand this but most females will.

Since the invasion of Iraq, I have not cut my hair. I would have the ends trimmed a couple of times a year but no major cutting. As a result my hair was about half way down my back and it’s natural color of medium brown . Boring!

Two weeks ago I decided to get a little crazy. I called a salon and made an appointment for this past Saturday. Not only did I get my hair cut to shoulder length but I had two different shades of highlights applied, the lightest being a cream color. I asked the hairdresser what he suggested and then I just closed my eyes and told him to go for it.

I cannot tell you how happy I feel about my looks right now. Yeah, when I look in the mirror it doesn’t look like me, but I like the looks of that stranger I see there looking back at me. Mr. Pop is as happy with my new appearance as I am, so it’s all good. It’s amazing what something so small as a hair cut and a little color can do for you, for your attitude and for your self confidence.

So I stepped out of safe circle Saturday and landed on both feet, with smiles all around. Maybe I should do that a little more often. Nah, I don’t want to get too crazy here, I’ll just enjoy this for now. And yes, I am kinda proud of my bravery. It’s good to know I still have a little of that stuff.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Best Line of the Week

“Judge Sotomayor sat so still during her confirmation hearing that her body’s screensaver came on.”

Thank you for that Jon Stewart of the Daily Show

Have a great weekend and remember:

Say what you mean
Mean what you say
But don’t say it mean

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Just say it Senator

Tuesday, Senator Graham mercilessly questioned Judge Sotomayor about her temperament. He said he didn’t like bossy judges and even asked the Judge herself if she thought she had a temperament problem.

Why didn’t the Senator just come out and say what he was implying? Why didn’t he come right our and ask her if she was a hot headed Latina? That, it seemed to me, was what he was telegraphing. That was what he was thinking and he didn’t hide it very well.

Chances are he didn’t ask that question of Judge Roberts or Alito.

At the beginning of Graham’s grilling of the Judge he tried an old court trick and the Judge wouldn’t play along. He wanted to talk about her comment about Latina women making better decisions that a white man. Graham said he lost his copy of the quote and could the Judge tell him what she said. He tried to get her to put her voice to the quote to make it sound more emphatic but he didn’t get his wish. This wasn’t the Judge’s first trip around the block.

Graham also asked Judge Sotomayor how she felt on 9-11. WTF was that about? I wish she could have said, I felt the same as every other American, you asshole.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Words of Gold

“Republicans' outrage, both real and feigned, at Sotomayor's musings about how her identity as a "wise Latina" might affect her judicial decisions is based on a flawed assumption: that whiteness and maleness are not themselves facets of a distinct identity. Being white and male is seen instead as a neutral condition, the natural order of things. Any "identity" -- black, brown, female, gay, whatever -- has to be judged against this supposedly "objective" standard.”

Thank you, Eugene Robinson. Truer words were never written. His entire piece should be read by everyone.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

You can’t make it up

Sunday on Meet the Press, when asked about Palin stepping down as governor of Alaska, Sen. John McCain replied, “No, I don't think she quit. I think she changed.,...”

So I am not going to end this posting here, I’m just going to change what I’m doing.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Same old BS

We’re already hearing from the antiabortion people and the antigun control people that Judge Sotomayor is going to take away all the guns and force women to have abortions, or some such nonsense.

Wow, is this going to be beaten to death again? I thought the President was in charge of those two details. Ya think Judge Sotomayor might also make our country a socialist country too? This stuff is getting so old and worn out. It also tells us they are going to be in gripe mode for some time to come.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Favors for a Feline and Others

Fred the Cat is in a snit and taking the week off. So since I have to fill in for him and do him a favor, I thought perhaps we could all do Sarah Palin a favor too. We know she will soon be writing her book so perhaps we could suggest titles for that book. Have at it.

Have a safe and happy weekend
Fred the Cat said to tell you that he loves you guys (even when he’s in a snit)

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Being Stupid is No Longer Cool

There was a poll released yesterday that showed that seventy some percent of that little puddle of what remains of the Republican party still supports Palin. Well of course they do. Mika, of “Morning Joe” says that these Palin supporters are “real Americans”. I don’t know what that makes you and I, but I do know that Palin has some of the same traits that bush exhibited and they, “real Americans” crave that.

During bush’s time in office he played to the folksy down home, let’s face it, the less than intelligent cretin. He made being less than intelligent cool. Who wanted to be an “elite” educated American when you had proof that a man who was not curious about anything, often couldn’t form sentences and struggled with the English language daily, could rise to be President? He was an example of them.

Now we have a President who is just the opposite of bush in his manner, speech and approach to problems. Damn it, he’s all educated and smart and all. So the right wingers are pissed. They feel they are no longer represented in the Oval Office. Where’s the ignorance that they can identify with? Where is the person who speaks as they do? Where’s the guy who gives them permission to be less than educated and makes it cool? Where’s Palin? She could easily speak for them again, even if no one had a clue to what she was talking about. She could change everything back to the way it was for eight years.

Things have changed for them, the real American, because today being stupid is back to what it used to be, being stupid.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Department of Law?

Because she is the goof that keeps on giving, I give you this from ABC News.
“But as for whether another pursuit of national office, as she did less than a year ago when she joined Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in the race for the White House, would result in the same political blood sport, Palin said there is a difference between the White House and what she has experienced in Alaska. If she were in the White House, she said, the "department of law" would protect her from baseless ethical allegations.
"I think on a national level, your department of law there in the White House would look at some of the things that we've been charged with and automatically throw them out," she said.
There is no "Department of Law" at the White House.”

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Maybe Palin quit because

I guess she quit because she had done everything a governor can do in one term and felt that staying on for the rest of the term would just be a waste of her time and Alaskans’ time and money. She just got all her governor work done early and she going home early, that’s all.

Monday, July 06, 2009

What I learned from Palin’s Speech

Here’s what I learned from Sarah Palin’s speech this past Friday. Lame ducks and dead fish are quitters and oh, so is she.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Eavesdropping at the Pop household

Here’s some quotes I heard around here this week.

If I hear one more news cast about Michael Jackson, I’ll scream.

Why does Joe Scarborough have a job?

Does anyone really care what Pat Buchanan thinks about anything?

Who the hell cares what Dick Cheney has to say about anything unless he confesses to being a war criminal?

Governor Sanford should just shut the duck up.

Is it Happy Hour yet?

Fred, I’m fixing your food right now, please hush.

Fred, don’t be an idiot!

Is it Friday yet?

Fred, how can you act so sweet yet sometimes be so mean?

And the quote I heard most often Wednesday: Oh Martini, not again!

Have a great weekend and don’t mix things that blow up with alcohol

Fred the Cat (the cat who loves you guys)

Thursday, July 02, 2009

A real day from hell

Yesterday was the second part of our electrical repairs. This time the electric was off for five hours and it was hot outside, so opening windows would have just made it hotter. While the electric was off Martini got an upset stomach and was having lots of accidents. So in this hot house for five hours I was running around cleaning up little doggie accidents. You gotta be a deeply loving mistress to deal with that heat and that, how shall I say this, that smell of poo.

I think all the confusion of people going in and out just messed up Martini’s little stomach and routine. Plus, I’m sure the heat didn’t help him either. He seems fine this morning.

So ya think I enjoyed Happy Hour here at the Pop home last night? Oh yeah, I sure did!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Is Your Kitchen “Outdated”?

The other weekend I was watching some TV show about a couple preparing to sell their home. They had a professional come in to tell them what they needed to do to make their home sell. When the pro walked into their kitchen he said, Oh these appliances are so outdated. You need to replace them.

I just started laughing. When I was growing up the only reason you replaced appliances was when they broke down and could no longer be repaired. I don’t remember ever noticing that someone’s appliances didn’t match or looked out of date. If it worked who cared if it had a twin refrigerator or stove? Oh, how things have changed.

Today I guess you are supposed to dress your kitchen in matching up-to-date pieces. Not that many years ago my neighbor gave her clothes dryer, that wasn’t even a year old, to another neighbor because she was getting a new washer and she had bought a new matching dryer. She actually said, “They have to match to make the laundry room look right”.

I can just imagine if someone had told my mother or my grandmother that their kitchens were outdated. I think they would have laughed just like I did while I was watching that TV show.