Monday, June 27, 2016
Oh, darn. We cats were so looking forward to seeing Transvaginal Bob McDonnell hauled off to the hoosegow. But now we guess we'll have to wait — maybe forever.
Two big points of consolation, however:
First, did you notice? Chief Justice Roberts's opinion was simply dripping with disdain for the antics of Transvaginal Bob and his greedy, grasping cheerleader wife. "There is no doubt that this case is distasteful; it may be worse than that. But our concern is not with tawdry tales of Ferraris, Rolexes, and ball gowns," he wrote.
Second — and much more important — if given the choice to have Transvaginal Bob reprieved and the reproductive freedom of the women of Texas affirmed, we'll definitely take the latter. Especially since it's the very Constitutional right that Transvaginal Bob worked so hard to restrict when he was abusing the Commonwealth of Virginia as its Governor. We cats PURR.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Here's what we cats know: After the assault weapons ban was passed in 1994, gun death rates dropped — especially gun death rates among police officers, which declined to nothing. So we can't understand why Republicans in Congress would, on principle, be against another ban — except, of course, that they're all paid shills of the NRA.
So we think this banner at today's Gay Pride parade in New York is entirely appropriate. Let's call 'em like we see 'em.
And it looks like Secretary Clinton was having a good time. Maybe she saw this morning's poll from ABC News and The Washington Post. We cats PURR.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Donald Drumpf, who didn't even know what Brexit was just a few weeks ago, has pronounced it "a great thing." He seems to think that with the markets tumbling and the pound down, he'll get more visitors to his Scottish golf course. What he's forgetting is that the value of that course just dropped five to 10 percent.
We also wonder if Drumpf realizes that he's currently visiting a country that likes the EU, hates him, and will probably revisit independence from the UK very soon. But knowing him, we kinda doubt that he does.
So congratulations, David Cameron. Now you know what Rancid Pieface, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Jeb! Bush, Scott Walker, Baby Marco Rubio and the rest of the GOP clowns have painfully learned: This is what can happen when you decide to appease your haters. We cats HISS.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Once again, Donald Drumpf proves himself to be the master of detail, not.
Remember back in 2008, when Katie Couric asked the famous quitter from Alaska what Supreme Court decisions she disagreed with? And no fair citing Roe v. Wade. The famous quitter, who by then was running to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency, whiffed. "I'll try to find ya some and I'll bring 'em to ya."
The 2016 version of the famous quitter is the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Drumpf. Before heading off to Scotland to look over his golf courses (thus losing a further two days of organizing and fund raising), Drumpf gave an interview to Lester Holt, and immediately starting screaming about how Hillary Clinton's private email server had been hacked.
Holt asked how Drumpf knew that. Whoops.
"I think I read that and I heard it and somebody that also gave me that information," Drumpf stammered. When Holt asked for the proof, Drumpf said, "I will report back to you. I'll give it to you."
(We hope Holt starts a countdown clock to hold Drumpf to this promise. NBC News could put a little graphic in the lower right-hand corner of the screen: "X days since Donald Trump promised evidence of Hillary getting hacked.")
We all should have known eight years ago that Sarah Palin was just the first of her kind. What we didn't expect was that the whole Republican establishment would be stupid enough to let another Palin steal their party out from under them. Although we cats are not sad that it portends sure disaster for the GOP, we still HISS.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
John Lewis knows that when the need is dire, when injustice is great, when people are suffering and dying, you don't stand idly by.
You organize boycotts. You register people to vote. You march across a bridge. You march on Washington. And finally, when you're part of the power structure of Washington yourself, you sit in.
In the words of Martin Luther King: "Non-cooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good." We cats PURR.
There are plenty of things to be disgusted about today. Baby Marco jumping back into the Florida Senate race. The Drumpf campaign's "full frontal assault" language against Hillary Clinton. (Women voters reeling from stories of campus rape: Please take note.) Republicans trying to squirm out of putting Harriet Tubman on the twenty. Revolting stories, all.
But we're thrilled about the demonstration that's going on in the House of Representatives. Expand background checks? Deny terrorists weapons of mass destruction? Let's get Paul Ryan and the Republicans on record. It's a great day to be a Democrat!
You know what else? Thanks to John Lewis and his fellow Democrats from both houses of Congress, Donald Drumpf's silly "assault" on our 2016 nominee is getting a mere fraction of the coverage he normally would. We cats PURR.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
What a coincidence. Just when Donald Drumpf's campaign seems to be flagging, today's topic du jour is: flags.
We are tickled to report that when Drumpf flies to Scotland this weekend — something that the already shell-shocked GOP is scratching its head about — he will be greeted by the Mexican bandera.
Property owners who are neighbors of Drumpf's Aberdeen golf course are flying the flag of Mexico on their homes.
"It’s just to show solidarity with the Mexican people," one flag-flyer said, "and everyone else that Trump has derided, insulted and intimidated."
It's the perfect just deserts for the guy whose supporters wrap themselves in the Stars and Bars, don'tcha think? We cats PURR.