Saturday, October 21, 2017
We already know that Republican State Representative Betty Price's inquiries as to whether HIV-positive people can be quarantined is repugnant and hateful. And it reveals that even the wife of the disgraced former HHS Secretary doesn't know the difference between infectious and contagious. As Bugs Bunny would say, what a maroon.
But you know what's funny about it?
It seems that most of those quarantined will be in Trump Country.
Sorry, Republicans! Your voters won't be able to make it to the polls because they're under house arrest. We cats PURR.
Friday, October 20, 2017
As we cats have noted, the right wingers, Trumpsters and Republicans have landed on Congresswoman Frederica Wilson like a duck on a June bug, making fun of her hats.
Even protofascists like Sheriff David Clarke — who is known for wearing flamboyant headwear himself — has jumped on the bandwagon. But we're sorry to report that men obsessed with what women wear are not confined to areas south of the 49th Parallel.
The National Assembly of Quebec just voted to ban women wearing niqabs from receiving public services. Which means they can't even ride a bus without uncovering their faces.
This Bill 62 is inherently wrong. We cats do not approve of niqabs or burkas or any belief systems that dictate that women should wear them. But an open, diverse, liberal democracy should be able to tolerate all forms of silly dress. Or, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put it, "I don't think it's the government's business to tell a woman what she should or shouldn't be wearing."
Take it from us — we've seen outfits on the streets of Outremont in Montreal that are sillier than burkas. But it would never cross our minds in a million years to tell the devout Orthodox Jews running around in them that they have to take them off. And it's pretty lame that a legislative body that meets in a room with a freaking crucifix on the wall should get all umbrage-y about other people's religions.
Meanwhile, a bright spot: Non-Muslim women, offended by the law, demonstrated at Montreal buses today with their faces covered. We love this. And we can't wait until Halloween. We cats PURR.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
In case you were ever in doubt about Republicans' disregard for the concept of public service, wonder no more: Pat Tiberi, a nine-term, white male GOP Congressman from Ohio, is not only not running for re-election in 2018, he says he'll resign by January.
See, he's gotten a real job — or what to him is a real job — at the Ohio Business Roundtable. So his constituents be damned.
We doubt that his seat comes into play — it's a pretty Republican district. But it means that the GOP will have to hold an expensive special-election primary to pick the next white male. So, good.
But we have to ask: Nine terms? Didn't Newt Gingrich used to say there should be no more than six? We cats HISS.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
We cats knew it would just be a matter of nanoseconds before someone on the Republican-right tried to brush off Congresswoman Frederica Wilson because of her hats.
And — yup! Ultra-right harridan hater Laura Ingraham has given it a shot. Called Representative Wilson a "nutbag," too.
We'd like to take this opportunity to remind all you young kittens out there that Congresswomen wearing distinctive hats has precedent. Bella Abzug started doing it because she was tired of people (mostly men) mistaking her for a secretary. So Laura Ingraham, who we hope is daily mistaken for something she's not, can take her comments about Representative Wilson and shove them.
Trump claims he has "proof" he didn't handle the call to Sergeant La David T. Johnson's widow the way Representative Wilson said he did. After which Wilson fired back at Trump: "How about you go get that proof and call me back?" We cats love that, and we PURR.
As Mamie Van Doren — yep, that Mamie Van Doren — so accurately tweeted, "Trump is obsessed with jealousy over the memory and popularity of President Obama." Or maybe he's just an inhuman monster. We cats are almost too disgusted to HISS.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
"This man in the Oval Office is a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others. This has of course been a common practice of his, but to do it in this manner — and to lie about how previous Presidents responded to the deaths of soldiers — is as low as it gets.
"We have a pathological liar in the White House, unfit intellectually, emotionally and psychologically to hold this office, and the whole world knows it, especially those around him every day. The people who work with this President should be ashamed, because they know better than anyone just how unfit he is, and yet they choose to do nothing about it."
—Gregg Popovich, Coach, San Antonio Spurs