Another Open Thread

Some of you are complaining about inadequate cute in the previous post. Fine. Time for some cute overload:

Choke on that, haters. The look on the face of the kitty to the right is priceless.

Open Thread

Just got Tunch back from my friends who watched him for the past few days. He went from living with me and just me to living with two people and their five cats and one dog. Needless to say, I think he is relieved to be back home and I am hoping I can get through the day without bleeding.

*** Update ***

Actually, now that he has been home for a while, he just seems very happy to be here. Actually is being pretty affectionate. I went to brush him and he had no hair to spare, so he must have done a lot of nervous shedding. Right now, though, he is passed out on the desk, sleeping like a rock. Poor fellow couldn’t handle all the excitement of 5 cats and a dog at Brian and Tammy’s.

Swamped- Here Are Some Pets

I have a ton of things to do before I head out of town tomorrow, and Tunch can tell that I am busy, because he is sitting on the futon behind me bitching non-stop. I could spend 12 straight hours watching football on the couch and he will not so much as look at me, but the moment I have things to do, here he comes. Jackass.

At any rate, here are some pet pictures. First, my friend Kris sends in Rowan:

Keeping with the bunny theme, here another little fellow:

Finally, this image of forbidden love:

I will be back this afternoon. This will have to hold you.

*** Update ***

Tunch in action:

Tunch, a moment ago, after jumping onto the desk, knocking over my right speaker and pulling the fan out of the window, sits between the monitors contemplating what else he can break. I came back from the bathroom to find my desk ripped apart and that “innocent” face.


So Stupid it Makes My Hair Hurt

I made the mistake of turning on CNN the day before the election, and the Wasilla wingnut is in all her glory, telling us wonderful things like:

“It is not negative campaigning to talk about your opponent’s record.”

Well, actually, it is. And, attacking your opponent’s record is a perfectly legitimate line of attack, completely within ethical bounds, and to be expected.

The problem is that what you are getting tagged for are your bs smears, which are, by definition, also negative campaigning, but not deemed legitimate. For example- your “palling around with terrorists” crap. Or, as another example, Joe the plumber you touted just a second ago as the model of America, stated the following yesterday:

“McCain has fought and bled for our country, loves our country,” said Joe Wurzelbacher, aka “Joe the Plumber,” who has campaigned throughout Ohio with and on behalf of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. “There’s too many questions with Barack Obama and his loyalty to our country. And I question that greatly.”

Fox News’ Neil Cavuto tried to clarify: “You’re not doubting that he’s a good American. Or you are?”

“His ideology is completely different from what democracy stands for,” said Wurzelbacher.

Got it, Sarah? No one would complain if you were just looking at Obama’s plan or record and saying he is too liberal or has the wrong ideas. But when you and your buddies run around smearing him as a traitor, a friend of terrorists, or not sufficiently loyal, then you cross the line. This woman is either incredibly stupid, incredibly dishonest, or a toxic combination of both. John McCain’s career should be forever marred for his having elevated her to the national platform.

Yet Another Open Thread

Because I don’t hate you.

CBS Sunday Morning

Your open thread. Discuss.

I know the feeling.

Bad Mood

I am grouchy as hell today. I didn’t sleep well at all, I still have clogged sinuses, and it is crappy and drizzly outside. I think I may spend the morning drinking black coffee while cranking Pantera-Hostile repeatedly until the neighbors complain.

Here are some pics so you are not grumpy, too:

Claim your sleeping pets, folks.