Friday, February 23, 2007

So I hit him with my other hand....

....and he ducked again.

As a nurse, one night I had a patient who had broken both hands. When I asked about it, he said he'd been in an argument in a bar, and took a swing at a guy. The guy ducked and he hit the brick wall behind the man. So he tried to hit him again...

Now, in Iraq, our 'policies' have stimulated the creation of the chemical weapons we didn't find when we invaded. This in itself should inspire reflections on the nature of violence.

If that doesn't, the upsurge in chopper downings should. They're pricey, hard to maintain, and we don't have an unlimited number of them. We've gone from being the quick-draw artist who shot himself in the foot to being a stumblebum, drunk and repeatedly shooting himself in the feet.

No wonder the American people just wish the Bush years were over. But it won't be that easy.

Take a break....

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

HRC- the Short Form

If there is one thing I am absolutely sure of about the American electorate, it is that they will chicken out. If you think that just once they will take courage in their hands and vote for the right thing, you will be wrong.

And that, in a nutshell, is why HRC will not be elected President.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Well, there's another career down the drain...

Recently a local dog groomer cut off a dog's ear, superglued it back on and returned the dog to the owner, and then hightailed it out of town.

I guess what strikes me as funny about this story is the idea of someone so inept they can't even groom a dog without having to flee an angry mob.

And, somehow, it also reminds me of the Bush gang in Iraq....

Cats Love Schedules

Cats love schedules. If you have only one cat, you might not be able to set your watch by him, but where two or three gather together- you pretty much can. On numerous occasions I've wondered why Libby was so insistent, and then realized it was 4.01 PM- one minute past the feeding time!

In fact, this is an accuracy which exceeds the advertised, which in this case would be "somewhere around four". It's not too hard to see why cats would love priests and their temples, or that there might be an interaction with the cats leading the priests towards stricter punctuality.

Quite possibly, in the dim mists of the past, a group of cats, gathering in the same place at the same time every day, noticed humans dong something similar, and decided to check them out.

Because cats are not only punctual, but also curious.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

"Ooops! I hope I'm not interrupting anything!"

Friday, February 09, 2007

Box of Catnip

Free Cat Included With Every Box!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Hoist on Own Petard- Ultimate Indignity Edition

Undoubtedly, the greatest damage we've suffered from 9/11 has been inflicted by the Bush invasion of Iraq.

But in the 'war of ideology' the rapier blowback struck to the core of American life this week when our fears turned us against advertising.

Nothing is more American than advertising, and when our fears lashed out at an ad campaign, prompting furious calls to punish the malefactors who had so misjudged the American psyche, we repudiated our very being. If our belief in the sanctity of 'freedom of speech' for advertisers is eroded, what is left of the America we knew?